So the night we all have been waiting for is finally upon us! How many of us will care enough to watch any of it? The process of Nominating a political leader through the party convention can be as exciting as watching paint dry, but this is different, it’s Donald Trump’s circus. Who knows how this will play out. Will it be as dry as normal or will we be entertained? Do the American people have the patience to wait it out for 4 nights? We shall see.
Tonight’s featured speakers are:
Monday: Make America Safe Again
Headliners: Melania Trump, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke, and veterans activist Jason Beardsley.
Also speaking: Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, actor Scott Baio, Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. Jeff Sessions and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, among others.
let’s take a closer look at this theme and these speakers.
Make America Safe Again? Hmmm… I wasn’t aware we are “unsafe” I know the NRA and Republican Party under Donald Trump like to pretend we are unsafe, but we can review the facts and statistics.
You are more 2 times more likely to die from a fall than from a firearm according to the National Safety council statistics of 2015. While your chances of being killed by a terrorist attack are about 1 in 20 Million your furniture causes an equal threat
So what exactly are we unsafe from? I suppose you have to sell fear to get elected, but this is a bit extreme.
Now lets take a look at the illustrious speakers for opening night tonight:
Melania Trump, his 3 or 4 wife who knows , she apparently can speak all though most of us are more familiar with Trump’s daughter Ivanka than his stand by your man wife.
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, who scores very high on the conservative report card in regard to immigration and the 2nd amendment (gun control or lack of it). She won her election by bragging about her skills as a “hog castrater” saying how she would use this skill in Washington to “cut the fat.” That qualifies you fo’ sho’.. another outsider I guess.
Representative Ryan Zinke who just resigned as a delegate two days ago over the party platform regarding the transfer of public lands to the states. Apparently he is some expert on safety and security living in a state whose population is less than 1.5 million people in total.
Scott Baio is slated to speak tonight as well. We all know that “Charles is in Charge” and he recently landed in hot water on Twitter for his retweet of a derogatory slur against Hilary Clinton, I am sure he has a lot of safety and security experience and certainly Colin Powell or Condoleezza Rice weren’t available. It says, “grass” honestly!
Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty, another peace and security expert is slated to speak tonight. I am sure you didn’t hear enough of him on his TV show here is your chance to be further enlightened. He is also known for defending his father’s anti-gay opinions.
All in all tonight should be a wild ride, if you are interested in that sort of thing. Welcome to Fantasy Island.