RNC: Is Anyone Still Watching?

From the prepared text of Donald Trump, Jr.'s propaganda pep talk last night:

Imagine the life you want to have--one with a great job, a beautiful home, and a perfect family. You can have it.

Who wrote his speech? Is he channeling the Talking Heads again (Once in a Lifetime)?

You may find yourself in a large house
You may find yourself with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself "How did I get here"?
....And you may ask yourself "What have I done"?

Or is he channeling his father? How about both.

Trump world: False facts, false narratives, flawed family. Same as it ever was.

If you are still watching, feel free to tell us what you saw.

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    Here's another fun video (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by Peter G on Wed Aug 26, 2020 at 09:07:38 PM EST
    for anyone who is a fan of the Weavers' "Wimoweh" (1952), or The Tokens' "Lion Sleeps Tonight" (1961), or The Lion King. "Vote Him Away" sing-a-long, by folkie Roy Zimmerman. Cameos by Peggy Seeger and Jay Siegel (of The Tokens, doing his 1961 original high harmony chant line).

    Is that Jay Black? (none / 0) (#20)
    by unitron on Sun Aug 30, 2020 at 10:03:51 PM EST
    Is that Jay Black, of Jay and the Americans, at 2:14?

    If it were, would he not likely be one of those (none / 0) (#21)
    by Peter G on Sun Aug 30, 2020 at 10:32:20 PM EST
    named as their picture is shown? Why do you think so? Do you know Jay Black, or what he now looks like?

    Solomon Linda (none / 0) (#22)
    by leap on Mon Aug 31, 2020 at 09:51:52 AM EST
    The Weavers called it "Wimoweh" (none / 0) (#23)
    by Peter G on Mon Aug 31, 2020 at 11:16:04 AM EST
    based on mis-hearing the Zulu refrain, which is the title of Solomon Linda's record, "Mbube" (sung "MM-boo-bey" on the original).

    RNC. Message: (5.00 / 5) (#13)
    by KeysDan on Thu Aug 27, 2020 at 10:54:33 PM EST
    Don't vote for Biden because you. will get a terrible, out-of-control government like Trump's.  As if Biden is the current president.

    The use of the White House for Trump's Republican coronation was bone chilling fascism. Scary.

    It was pointed out (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 28, 2020 at 07:37:01 AM EST
    That the number of people on the South Lawn of the White House was close to the number of people dying everyday from Corona virus


    It works (5.00 / 2) (#15)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 28, 2020 at 08:01:59 AM EST
    Napoleon is on his way to New Hampshire (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by desertswine on Fri Aug 28, 2020 at 05:52:16 PM EST
    From the pool reporter:

    "The president's motorcade moved down Pennsylvania Avenue on a route that took us past throngs of protesters who are presumably here for the events marking the anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington," the pool report reads.

    "Many of the protesters along the avenue greeted the motorcade with raised middle fingers," it notes.

    "There were far too many middle fingers to count. Several of the peope in the crowd opted to raise both of their middle fingers in a double barreled one finger salute," it continues. "Some of the protesters waved signs. A few that were clearly legible read `BLM' and `BLACK LIVES MATTER.' One man's sign that was visible from the motorcade said, `WHITE SILENCE = BLACK DEATH.'"

    This video is absolutely (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Tue Aug 25, 2020 at 07:55:59 PM EST
    brilliant. Who is the artist/creator?

    someone named (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Aug 25, 2020 at 08:46:39 PM EST
    swedemason (His You Tube Channel)

    This is his creatorvideo mashup page. His work is available for hire. (Other than what's on You Tube of course)


    Wondering who wrote FLOTUS' speech and who (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Wed Aug 26, 2020 at 12:34:12 AM EST
    coached her re her delivery of it.

    A major natural disaster (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Aug 26, 2020 at 09:32:09 AM EST
    Hitting red states on a split screen with the last 2 nights seems appropriately timed

    Too bad Mary Ann Mendoza didn't speak (none / 0) (#5)
    by jondee on Wed Aug 26, 2020 at 08:40:13 PM EST

    Trump can't be happy (none / 0) (#7)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Aug 27, 2020 at 11:10:15 AM EST
    That there is so much real news, important A block news, that his big finale party tonight only gets mentioned in passing.

    The Democrats (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Chuck0 on Thu Aug 27, 2020 at 12:18:30 PM EST
    conspired with the FSM to make Hurricane Laura hit during the RNC.

    Vote Vets Ad (none / 0) (#9)
    by MO Blue on Thu Aug 27, 2020 at 01:45:52 PM EST
    Wish they could air Vote Vets ad throughout the entire remaining night of the Orange One's convention.

    Don't trust your kids to Trump

    Ann Dorn (none / 0) (#10)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Thu Aug 27, 2020 at 09:12:42 PM EST
    Ann is David Dorn's widow. Her comments were moving.

    I agree with his children (5.00 / 3) (#11)
    by Yman on Thu Aug 27, 2020 at 10:12:18 PM EST
    Their father didn't like Trump and wouldn't appreciate her politicizing his death just to help Trump.

    But entirely irrelevant (5.00 / 3) (#12)
    by Peter G on Thu Aug 27, 2020 at 10:12:23 PM EST
    to the question of who would make the better President for the United States from 2021-2024.

    The preliminary ratings are in. (none / 0) (#16)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Aug 28, 2020 at 04:13:16 PM EST
    An estimated 21.6 million Americans watched all or part of Trump's RNC acceptance speech last night on TV, which represents a 33% drop from the 32.2 million viewers Trump had for the same event in 2016.

    You kind of lost the lead there (none / 0) (#18)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 28, 2020 at 05:56:01 PM EST
    The audience for the DNC was down a similar amount from 2016.

    The thing is this

    CNN: "About 21.6 million viewers watched coverage of Trump's RNC address across nine cable and broadcast networks, down from 23.6 million viewers who watched Biden's DNC address on the same nine networks."

    The audience for HRC's acceptance speech ... (none / 0) (#19)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Aug 28, 2020 at 06:16:44 PM EST
    ... in 2016 was about 29.3 or 29.4 million. More people watched Trump's RNC speech that year. But the overall decline in DNC viewership between 2016 and 2020 was about 20%, much less than the RNC's tumble.

    Further, RNC viewership this year actually peaked on night no. 3, which apparently means more people watched Mike Pence's speech on Wednesday night, than watched Trump last night. Go figure.

    Anyway, while Trump's core supporters are undoubtedly enthusiastic, he's doubled down on his base this past week and made no real effort to grow his support.

    These next nine weeks are going to get ugly.