commented on It Has Come to My Attention That Some People Still Haven't Watched Bill Clinton's Speech Last Night at the DNC
@2 I think most of the criticism leveled at the GOP is directed at the candidates themselves — who couldn't put the benefit of (the party, the nation, take your pick) above their own egos — rather than the RNC. Trump is clearly King of the Swollen Egos, but there were some pretty big heads coming out of that Clown Car. They didn't understand the need to unify against Trump until it was way too late. Whereas the DNC was more about shifting things in favor of Clinton subtly, putting the finger on the scales, and then falling back on the tried-and-true "It can't be bad if the other guys did it!" excuse.
So yeah, funny in a Tears of A Clown sort of way.
commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate
It's a good thing center-right Democrats have such an effective Boogeyman in Trump this year. I'd be really curious to see what their approach to intimidating Progressives into voting for the ticket would be without him. I know there are good luckreasons to vote Clinton, but when you compare all the arguments being made 'for' her on the basis of traction they get, Fear of Trump wins by a country mile. I guess the Republicans don't quite have a monopoly on fear-based politicking.