Jude Fawley
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in the past few hours Jude Fawley commented on It Has Come to My Attention That Some People Still Haven't Watched Bill Clinton's Speech Last Night at the DNC.
(Oh, and I wasn't talking about hypnotism or tremors - I didn't notice any of those. I was talking about pointing and gesturing. He's always done that because he's a good, dynamic speaker.)
in the past few hours Jude Fawley commented on The Seattle Times Gives the Democratic Nomination to Bill Clinton.
@24 (and fellow Jude) - I think you misread @21 - he or she is saying that Biden and Clinton were featured in 2008, not Obama, and that Obama made an appearance, so he was photographed sometimes featured with Biden. For what it's worth, the NYT features a white female delegate above the fold, and Obama and Biden under the fold.
in the past few hours Jude Fawley commented on It Has Come to My Attention That Some People Still Haven't Watched Bill Clinton's Speech Last Night at the DNC.
@5 - Yes, actually, I think Bill does have some "powerful voodoo" and I think it works through the TV. That's why he's such a successful politician. That's why all those faces in the audience were enraptured by his folksy charm. The whole convention process is spectacle; which is fine, but I think it's good to approach it with skepticism. You seem to believe that you cannot be manipulated by rhetoric.
12:25 PM Jude Fawley commented on It Has Come to My Attention That Some People Still Haven't Watched Bill Clinton's Speech Last Night at the DNC.
Sorry, I just couldn't believe him. All his finger and eyes movements felt... manipulative. I don't think he does it consciously, I think it's just part of who he is. I felt like I was being charmed by a snake oil salesman (a good one) and turned it off after 10 minutes. I'm still voting for Hillary, but I'm going to do my best over the next few months to not be won over by the emotional propaganda.
12:12 PM Jude Fawley commented on The Seattle Times Gives the Democratic Nomination to Bill Clinton.
Well, one thing we could do is look back on how this was presented in past conventions. E.g., in 2008, when Obama won the nomination, did he appear or did he just speak the following day? If he did not appear, did newspapers still put a photo of him on the cover? Or did they feature the "keynote speaker" (can't recall who that was)? How about in 2012? Or who was on the cover of papers the day Trump was nominated? If Hillary was treated differently, there may be a case that sexism was at play. I don't have access to past covers images so I don't know the answer to these questions, but it might be an interesting analysis.
9:06 PM yesterday Jude Fawley commented on A Conversation With a #BernieOrBuster About Dinner.
@50 LOL. Every time I start thinking the Bernie supporters have a monopoly on absurd, deluded emotionality, someone like you reminds me that Clinton has her own contingent of loons.
3:01 PM yesterday Jude Fawley commented on So is Russia Poking Through Our Emails on Donald Trump's Behalf or What?.
@7, in the system we have, the Democratic Party is the only space on a national level that liberal views can be turned into action. So it makes sense, doesn't it? I mean, rather than starting a new party from scratch?
2:57 PM yesterday Jude Fawley commented on So is Russia Poking Through Our Emails on Donald Trump's Behalf or What?.
If I (A reasonable Bernie supporter who will vote for Clinton) were part of the HRC camp, I'd be trying my best to link Trump with Putin with Russia for the next few months. I feel like that storyline (true or not) has the potential to reclaim the narrative. I mean, what does it mean if Putin wants Trump to win? Even if Trump doesn't admire Putin (which he purportedly does), do we really want to elect the guy Putin wants us to elect? And Trump has had large investment dealings in Russia and the Ukraine. Can we be sure he has our interests at heart?

Maybe she can bring it up in a debate.
2:46 PM yesterday Jude Fawley commented on Melania Trump Calls Up Ted Cruz.
The voting system is rigged, and there's no substantive difference between funniness and death.
2:31 PM yesterday Jude Fawley commented on A Conversation With a #BernieOrBuster About Dinner.
Most Bernie supporters will vote for Clinton. The remainder won't make much of a difference. The polls support this, and it will become more certain the closer we get to the election, and the further we get from the convention.

Meanwhile, Hillary has more important things to worry about, like getting out the vote and convincing any possible conservatives that Trump will be a disaster for the country. The "Bernie or Buster" faction is a giant, stinky red herring (reference to socialism not intentional) that Clinton fans can't seem to let go of.