|Former GOP frontrunner|
Though perhaps ever-so-slightly less offensive and disastrous than night one, night two of #RNCinCLE was yet another low point in modern American politics and an abysmally boring evening of television.
Voters of our great nation: Is this the future you want for yourselves our collective offspring? If not, we'll see you next week in Philadelphia for a very uplifting and resolutely sane alternative.
Desperate to show "balance" in the face of obvious failure, pundits have been showering praise upon Donald Trump Jr and Tiffany Trump for "saving" the convention with their speeches. The former gave a reasonably slick political speech and the latter spoke sweetly of her father, and both did just fine. But if the GOP is relying on kind words from the nominee's children to rescue their party's convention from complete failure...they are in deep, deep trouble indeed.
If you ask me, though, the night belonged to top-billed prime time speaker Ben Carson and his longtime archnemesis Lucifer:
But I'm not sure the people in the room agreed:Ben Carson rails against Hillary Clinton, Lucifer in Tuesday's speech at the #GOPconvention: https://t.co/0RxU3p0fHThttps://t.co/jmOC364CzL— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 20, 2016
The incredibly unpopular and corrupt governor of New Jersey also spoke, and Hillary's campaign had a witty rapid response to his nonsense:Not a capacity crowd in Cleveland tonight. (Taken as Ben Carson started speaking; view facing him) pic.twitter.com/j9iXkByr8W— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 20, 2016
And the Don himself popped in via video to tell the barely-enthused crowd that winning the Republican nomination is something he'll "never, ever forget". Gee, I hope not!If you think Chris Christie can lecture anyone on ethics, we have a bridge to sell you. https://t.co/c1nkZojJFL #RNCinCLE— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 20, 2016
Yep...this man will never become president.
Some additional bad reviews for your enjoyment:
The night ends with a soap opera actress who grows avocado. Delegates are leaving. I miss Clint Eastwood. #RNCinCle— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 20, 2016
Factcheckers on last night: The speakers went too far in their claims. "False and misleading."https://t.co/DO8nIs0y8O— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) July 20, 2016
The Republicans decide locking up Hillary is more fun than talking about the economy https://t.co/kb2rCl8bIY— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) July 20, 2016
Last night Republicans talked more about devil-worship than affordable child care https://t.co/0CXVRyrWvR— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 20, 2016
We're only halfway to the finish line in Cleveland, but we'll get through this together. The live tweeting continues tonight and I hope you'll join me!
BREAKING: The Republican Party pic.twitter.com/Lf0B29zVZk— Hillary HQ (@Hillary_HQ) July 19, 2016