Post RNC, McCrory & Burr Are All In For A Trump White House

After listening to a week’s worth of fear mongering and race baiting at the Republican Trump National Convention, Governor Pat McCrory and Senator Richard Burr have one thing to say: sign me up!

Today, Senator Burr and Governor McCrory are making no bones about the fact that they are all in for the Party of Trump. Both Republicans will join Trump and VP nominee Mike Pence tonight in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for a repeat of Trump’s diabolical convention speech.

The event is just one day after the Republican Party’s nominee announced “an expansion” of his Muslim ban and likened respecting the First Amendment’s freedom of religion protections to “committing suicide.” In the same interview, Trump also recommitted to his threat to abandon commitments to our allies and said he’d institute “extreme vetting” of immigrants from France and other European countries.

McCrory and Burr have both refused to condemn Trump despite his un-American policies and un-presidential comments. Now, […]

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No Big Deal! The GOP Is Just Less United Than Ever

Tonight, Donald Trump should be doing a victory lap, celebrating the GOP nomination, and bringing together the party to win. Instead, no matter how many times he insists that Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse him last night was “no big deal!” the story coming out of the Republican Trump National Convention will be that the party is less united than ever.

History will remember the 2016 RNC as the year that the Humpty Trumpty finally broke the GOP into pieces and gave a voice to its most extreme, red-meat base. Even their unadulterated hate for the other party wasn’t enough — all of Reince’s men can try, but they can’t put the Republican Party back together again in time for November.

Here’s what will go down in history from the convention”

A “rigged system” against rules fights:

lots of booing:

and of course “vote your conscience”:

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Day Four: One Nation, Divided Under Trump

After suffering another off the rails night in Cleveland–this time courtesy of Ted Cruz–the Trump campaign will attempt to salvage a disaster of a convention on its final night. With the Trump campaign’s inept handling of the plagiarism scandal, one of Trump’s top advisers calling for the execution of Hillary Clinton, and another botched vice presidential roll-out, the Trump team and the RNC desperately need a massively positive performance from headliner Donald Trump tonight.

The final night of the convention features Trump’s formal acceptance of the Republican nomination for president. With the few party elites who deigned to show up having already spoken, Thursday’s speakers are largely political unknowns. As they seek the spotlight while clutching to Trump’s coattails, we can expect praise to be heaped upon Trump. This shouldn’t be a difficult task as so many of tonight’s speakers share a number of personal characteristics with the Republican nominee.

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Ted Cruz Torches Trump’s Convention

Earlier in the week, Donald Trump did an hour-long interview with the Golf Channel as counter-programming to his own convention.

Tonight, Trump decided to keep the counter-programming in house, by letting Ted Cruz go up on stage off-script and refuse to endorse him.

Let’s just say people won’t be talking about Mike Pence’s acceptance speech tomorrow:

@RyanLizza
Pence is going to have to do or say something pretty interesting to compete with Cruz news.
10:48 PM – 20 Jul 2016

@ChadPergram
Some #RNCinCLE officials are mad as fire that Cruz failed to endorse Trump
10:53 PM – 20 Jul 2016

@KatyTurNBC
Trump campaign expected Cruz to talk for 10 minutes. Cruz’ prepared remarks went 9 minutes. He spoke for 23 minutes.
10:37 PM – 20 Jul 2016

@passantino
The look on the Trumps faces as they watched Cruz’s speech
10:40 PM – 20 Jul 2016

@RosieGray
Just spoke to a source who says witnessed the head […]

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Marco Rubio Thinks Trump’s “Wholly” Unfit To Be President — But Will Vote For Him & Likes His Policies

Marco Rubio knows who the real Donald Trump is — but he’s supporting him and speaking on his behalf tonight anyway. During the presidential primary, Rubio (quite correctly) implied that Trump is racist and called Trump a “con artist” who is “wholly unprepared to be president of the United States.” Even now, Rubio doesn’t believe Trump can be counted on to be a composed, mature leader — and he still doesn’t think Trump can be trusted with the nuclear codes.

Yet here’s Rubio, shilling for a man he once mocked for having small handswetting his pants, and being “orange.”

Why? Because Rubio can’t help himself — he likes Donald Trump’s policies.

Immigration: Marco Rubio‘s pledged to reverse DACA and DAPA and said, “We are going to have to deport some people.” Donald Trump has said he’d end DACA and DAPA and pledged to oversee the mass-deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Anti-Choice: Marco Rubio opposes abortion,  Read more after the jump.

Day Three: Make America Reactionary Again

Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign has often been compared to that of Barry Goldwater’s far-right run in 1964. The speakers featured on Trump’s “Make America First Again” night would have fit right in at a Republican convention held a generation ago–though there are no records of Goldwater delegates calling for the execution of Lyndon Johnson. Three different Trump advisers have called for Clinton executed or as one phrased it, “put in the firing range.” But hey, “all press is good press” in the eyes of Trump, apparently including reports of plagiarized speeches and banana republic style calls for extrajudicial political murders. 

Politicians peddling anti-choice, anti-immigrant, and anti-gay rhetoric will be prominently featured on Wednesday night. Throw in some political corruption, a bit of state-run media, and some pro-smoking propaganda and tonight will be nearly indistinguishable from the politics of the mid-twentieth century.

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WATCH: Chaos And Extremism Take Over RNC Day 1

From claims that only white people “contribute to civilization,” that being transgender is “the height of absurdity,” doubling down on calling President Obama a Muslim, and referring to Hillary Clinton in dispicable terms, the nation got a full frontal of how extreme and out of touch the Republican Party really is. When they aren’t squashing the small sane part of the GOP that’s left, the RNC and Donald Trump are touting a divisive and un-inclusive party platform. It’s only day 2 of the convention, but the GOP’s ship has already slammed straight into the iceberg.

WATCH: Chaos And Extremism: Quick Takes from Day One 

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Day Two: “Make America Unemployed Again”

After a year-long fiasco of a campaign with little more sophistication than a third grade student council contest, it’s no surprise that the kick off of the Republican Trump National Convention was another clown car of chaos, featuring a heated rules fight and even some plagiarism. The GOP’s disunity is on full display, instead of “Making American Safe Again,” the theme of the night seemed to be “Make America Isolated Again.”

Day two’s “theme” is “Make America Work Again,” but with Donald Trump at the helm it would be better named “Make America Unemployed Again.” Trump staked his campaign on his financial savvy and business record — a record he built by outsourcing and conning small business owners, single parents, seniors, and everyday working Americans out of their hard-earned money.

In addition to Trump’s unethical deals and sketchy business connections, economists predict that his policies will devastate the American […]

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Day One: “Making America Unsafe Again”

The extremism of Donald Trump’s Republican Party will be on full display from the start of proceedings today (chaotic rules fight and Nazi accusations anyone?) in Cleveland. Though Trump will only be speaking briefly to introduce his current wife, there’s no doubt that his anti-choice, anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant rhetoric will be peppered throughout the speakers’ remarks.

Oh, and Scott Baio will be here too.

Monday night’s “theme” at the Trump convention is “Make America Safe Again”. Trump’s plan to get there includes statements such as: “I love war.” “I would bomb the sh*t out of them.” “I think there’s too much diplomacy.” “I know more about ISIS than the generals do — believe me.” “I’m good at war.” “We have nuclear capabilities, I’m not going to take it off the table.” 

Sounds like a well-reasoned road map to strengthen our country.

Donald Trump somehow expects to use his convention to convince voters that […]

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