So glad you asked. Disastrous. Playing up the racial divide and not focusing on the #1 issue which is Covid. Biden looked week and bullied by the BLM movement. Michele Obama spoke beautifully as did Cuomo. Why can't one of them be the nominee?
I agree, the message should be that the tent is big enough for everyone. The BLM movement shouldn't be the main focus. And the speech by the woman whose father passed away was very powerful.
I believe their plan all along is to make Obama #2 the nominee...we'll see.
This board here seems to lean much more conservative than UB ever did. Guess, all the progressives were banned by those moron moderaters.
I’m conservative and got banned over there, so no
I actually found UB to be way more lib than conservative.
Be real. This is an extremely liberal board, but even liberals realize that Democrats have ruined our cities and want a Socialist country. Oh, and Biden has dementia.
You see? This comment sums it up perfectly.
Yes, even Dems see what’s happening to their party!
The fact that Democrats do not tolerate any commentary that does not comport with the Democratic narrative and allow others to express their opinions sums it up perfectly, yes.
Mixed bag. I thought many of the transitions during the first half were really awkward and random. Needed a better editing. Second half was much stronger. Loved the Amtrak clip. Michelle Obama's speech was powerful and there were definitely other good speakers as well.
Didn’t watch it. It’s not changing my vote. Anyone but Trump.
Ha, my husband said the same thing. "Why do I need to watch? I'm already voting for Biden."
Didn't watch it either - anyone but Biden!
@MidtownMom . Same. I assume I can see the greatest-hits clips online anyway.
I didn’t watch it either, but I agree. Let’s let a party that allows this country’s great cities burn to the ground and wants defunded police do that inner city people kill each other like it’s a video game to take full control!!
Better than Trump.
Ha— so everyone admits that it is fine to let out cities burn to the ground and live in a Socialist state! Got it!
That's next week's convention. Our cities are being burned to the ground, by black people! Also, immigrants are murderers and rapists! Environmentalists are going to take away our freedom to kill the planet! Virus? What Virus? It's all a hoax! Your grandparents are actually still alive!
Sure. Good luck with your demented Democratic nominee.
@BrooklynMom Don't forget the death panels we will surely have if we try to offer healthcare to all.
I cringed when it started with a third-rate (obviously not "white") Hollywood actor as the MC. Still tone deaf about being seen as pawns for Hollywood liberals,.
Prawns for Liberals!
I didn't watch it. But I am interested in what people really think. I am particularly interested in knowing to what extend people support BLM. I personally think BLM is a fake narrative. So many more black lives have been killed in Chicago every week because of violence but DNC and the protestors never talk about it.
Amen, but fellow Democrats here and in real life refuse to talk about it. Wait a few seconds and someone here will call you a troll to deflect.
@Anonymous How am I a troll? I am not using Anonymous as my ID. I have always used this ID name when I speak for my mind here.
BLM is talking about the disproportionate killing of people of color by LEO. You're very welcome to start the conversation about "the violence in Chicago." Take up that mantle! Start a movement!
This entire thread is just trolling— in fact, as is widely known and acknowledged, especially including by huge percentage of Republicans, it is obviously their party that has completely imploded. Mod, would you consider deleting posts that are factually demonstrably misleading and just plain falsehoods? Like this one? Just asking.
So predictable!! Democrats quashing free speech again!!
@Anonymous posting lies under the guise of "free speech" is the mark of a Russian bot.
@Anonymous the First Amendment guarantees that THE GOVERNMENT will not abridge the right to freedom of speech. Commenters here are not the government, and are objecting to the dissemination of lies. Not even mere opinion, actual falsehoods. This has nothing to do with free speech as guaranteed in the Constitution. You are an ignoramus.
Well, I had the kids watch the Roll Call of the states. My favorite part! I think it's nice to see what each delegation chose as their backdrop and message.
+1 the roll call was awkward and adorable and a good way to see faraway places. Some of those delegates were future memes/gifs.
For people irked by BLM, is it any use to take the name/statement at face value, “yes these lives do matter“? If the literal sentence makes sense, you could consider the context—that sentence is only worth saying because some lives around here have been devalued in ways that lead to higher poverty plus every related problem, including waaaay higher Covid deaths. If your family had been redlined out of the housing market for much of the 20th c. and still had trouble getting loans in the 21st c., would you (and your extended family and your friend group) have less wealth and security? What other dominos might fall? Alternately there are lots of parenting examples! When a white girl is kidnapped we get endless TV about it, a black girl less so. My activism act of the day is convincing strangers on the internet, that’s you all 😂😭
Yeah - you sound like you'd be happier in Cuba - equality for all!
Not for nothing but economists have posited that dropping redlining resulted in the housing crisis of 2006/2007...
Bah hah hah, equality means Cuba?! "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." and that's in the declaration, they hadn't even gotten to the constitution yet!
If you believe we'd be better off with redlining, you would be happier in prerevolutionary Europe. But only if you were royalty, because otherwise YOU'd be redlined.
The financial crisis was created by the financial dudes, god bless 'em every one, can't live with, can't live without.
It doesn't even matter. The alternative is scary and would be dismal for the country, the world and our planet. I would've voted for literally anyone the Democrats put forward. And I am not even that liberal in my convictions, rather a moderate. No one can be worse than the current "leader."
The Obamas killed it. It's what getting into multiple Ivies on your own merit looks like. Eat it, legacy underachievers. All the money and connections in the world can't buy you intelligence, eloquence, grace and grit.
Speaking of underachievers...I was surprised by this - I did not go to multiple Ivies - let me know if this was par for the course
Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community by. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. A thesis presented to Princeton University in partial fulfillment of the.
While I do not like Trump at all, I do believe that the Democratic party has become way too leftist and intolerant to any narrative different then theirs. Where is the CENTER?
I promise it’s nowhere near the current party in cahoots with QAnon.
And now Trump's out there promoting them. Every damn day things get worse. I grew up in a Republican household and am still fairly moderate but the current party is utter trash.