Where do I begin with my inaugural blog post? Anyone even remotely interested in American politics has most certainly been following the insanity that is the 2016 GOP National Convention. I mean, I have literally no idea where to start; I guess we’ll look at the highlights.
Ben Carson goes rogue, links Hillary Clinton to Lucifer
Ahhhh, Ben Carson, everyone’s favourite token Republican black guy. Despite being an accomplished neurosurgeon, he definitely holds some of the wackiest beliefs out there including that the Egyptian pyramids were built to store grain, and most recently linking Hillary Clinton to Lucifer. In a bizarre, six minute speech, he quoted:
“And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone she greatly admired. And let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky. So he wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. It acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom.”
“This is our nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights that come from our creator; a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are one nation under God. This is a nation where every coin in our pockets and every bill in our wallet says ‘In God We Trust.’ So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?”
Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech
The one on everybody’s lips right now: apparently Melania Trump’s convention speech was eerily similar to that delivered by Michelle Obama during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Was it or was it not plagiarized? I’ll let you be the judge! Check out the videos below.
Final anti-Trump GOP contingent defeated
On day 2 of the convention, the GOP officially nominated Donald Trump as its 2016 presidential candidate of choice with Mike Pence as his Vice President. In a rare public relations gaffe (or is it? Dundundun) Donald also said that Mike’s support for the Iraq war could be forgiven, unlike Hillary’s support for…. Some reason or another, I’m not sure. Higher standards I guess?
Morbidly obese glutton Chris Christie continues his VP audition
As was obvious to anyone with two eyes, ears, and a working brain, Chris Christie’s early support for Donald Trump was no doubt fuelled by hopes that the Don would choose him as his VP running mate. Of course, the Don is all about public image, and a gross visage of a man as Chris Christie would have been a no-no for him. Mike Pence certainly fits the image for appropriately. I guess Mr. Christie will have to go back to eating more M&Ms. My suggestion: ditch the sugary food, hit the gym, and increase your protein intake. Seriously, slimming down and getting in shape could do wonders for his political career; it is a well-known fact that attractive people are judged more favorably than most. Think about it: who was our last fat president?
This doesn’t even begin to cover the GOP convention, I haven’t even covered GOP congressman’s Steve King’s speech which implies that white people were solely responsible for Western civilization yet!
Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, check out this video!