Saturday, July 30, 2016

Convention bounce

Misty Copeland, via Shape.
John Cole puts it very nicely:
We Democrats get ALL THE GOOD SHIT NOW. We get the most progressive platform and agenda in my lifetime, we get to cheer for our troops and say NO MORE STUPID WARS. We get to stand up and say Black Lives Matter and thank the cops who risk their lives because we’re fucking smart enough to hold two god damned ideas in our heads. We get to stand up for a woman’s right to choose and gay people to marry and still get to rock the house as Rev. Barber brings down the fucking roof in the name of the almighty.
Our heroic frontline troops have rushed Patriotism Hill while the enemy was sleeping off their mean-drunk hangover, and they've seized it, and from that high ground they can control more or less everybody's movements.

Oh, and you know how they keep telling us Hillary's not a great orator like Bill and Barack? Well, she probably doesn't dance like Misty Copeland either, and I bet she can't work up a salmon filet with beurre rouge like I can, but there are a number of people around in comparison to whom she is a terrific speaker, and some of their names are Willard Mitt Romney, John McCain, and George W. Bush. Newt Gingrich? Senator Tom Cotton? Mike Fucking Pence? How come nobody ever compares her to those guys?

And don't even talk about the Trump, who's an adequate trash talker by WWE standards but not even close to old Mick Foley.  Or Jennifer Granholm either, speaking of first-class trash talk. Also he's severely mentally ill, and decompensating, and lurching into a pronounced turn for the worse. Meanwhile I'm crying from looking at pictures of Bill Clinton playing with balloons.

I'm having my own personal convention bounce, is what it is. That was such a splendid convention, from start to finish, from the unspeakable nobility of Mr. Khizr Khan (which Fox News apparently felt it had to censor) to the silly dad tricks of Senator Kaine. If you were watching with a little ideological checklist, you probably noticed a bunch of boxes that didn't get checked, but if you let yourself enjoy the big picture, you saw that this really is the "most progressive platform the Democratic party has ever run on" and everybody from Warren to Bloomberg ready to work within it.

No doubt reality will be kicking in shortly, but I feel pumped.

Cross-posted at The Rectification of Names.


KenRight said...

Here's your reality kick.
Convention con, blogger con.

neoconstantine said...

Ralph Nader's deep thoughts are not a reality kick, whatever the hell that is, they are just plain stupid.

nainam97 said...

I agree, the convention was beyond magnificent...thanks for counting all the ways, I'm copying it and sending it to all my fellow Hillary fans.

Tom Hilton said...

I heartily endorse this message. It really was a feel-good extravaganza, even with the shitty little brats who are all going to go vote Jill Stein but still felt compelled to piss all over the convention of the party they have no intention of belonging to.

And yeah, most of the third-tier speakers at the DNC were better than anyone who spoke at the RNC.

Gerald Parks said...

Great Convention...great party... great candidate...great narrative...great message ...great motivation ...let's have a great get out the VOTE!

AND do whatever it takes to VOTE and help others to do the same!!!!

KenRight said...

Abbas complained that Obama criticized Netanyahu and led he, Abbas, out on a limb three times only to cave to Bennie and cut it off each time. He at least won't have that problem with Clinton.

"Indeed, in her own speech, Clinton’s only mention of Israel was bragging that the nuclear deal with Iran would protect Israel, and that she was determined to “keep supporting Israel’s security.” Conspicuously absent from the speech was any mention of the settlements, or indeed of the Palestinians."

nancydrew said...

Steve, when you get back. Please add a Tweet-this feature. I wanted especially to do that with this entry.

Yastreblyansky said...

Hey Nancy, you could always do that from my place. #JustSayin.

Unknown said...

Is Cole pretending to himself that Clinton isn't going to war in Syria? Or will that not be a STUPID WAR, because a Democrat started it?

Ammy Thomas said...