With all the news of Russian hackers and the DNC going around, Donald Trump is on the defensive. He's now insisting that he never met Putin. Well, except for last year when he talked about meeting Putin and getting to know him when they both were doing a 60 Minutes interview.
We all been waiting for it and now we know. Tim Kaine will round out the ticket with Hillary Clinton this fall. Can't say I'm that excited.
The Washington Post editorial board has pretty much made it official that they won't be endorsing Donald Trump this year.
With Trump set to close out the RNC convention tonight with his acceptance speech, one question will plague me all day. Will he go from the teleprompter, or will he just go up and ramble? The smart move is on a prepared speech, but he isn't good at that. He doesn't get the thunder like he does with he just wings it. So what will it be, prepared or free form? I honestly don't know at this point and almost expect it to start prepared and end with his typical, free style speaking we have seen this campaign season.
After the healthcare debate 7 years ago and Obama refusing to push for a public option, now he is saying we need one. Yeah, after the insurance industry has figured out how to get around the current law and keep raising premiums, those of us who were coined "Obama haters" for wanting the public option are suddenly on the right side of history.
Can this guy be anymore obvious? The Trump campaign wanted to address NYPD during a roll call on Friday to address what happened in Dallas. Not even 24 hours after, when police are frantic trying to cope with what just happened, the want-to-be poser in chief expects a photo-op. Thankfully his request was forcefully denied by New York's top cop.
As I get ready to head to the east coast for a couple of weeks, I'll be on the lookout for migrants sailing across the Atlantic. Before that, here's a quick thought I have on how the whole British EU thing came to being and went down:
- Exit leaders like Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage figured that having the referendum would be a good scare tactic to the rest of the pols. That it wouldn't pass but be close.
- Voters actually pass the referendum to leave the EU.
- The aforementioned leaders now realize that their scare tactic has become a reality and are now in an "Oh fuck, they bloody bought it! What the hell do we do now?"
If you look at the statements by these leaders you quickly realize what has happened there is basically the same thing that happened with the Republicans in their primary.