All systems were go as the Republican National Convention achieved lift off with the opening night of its convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Last week’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin stalled on the launch pad and slowly burned out. Houston, we have a problem.
The first night of the RNC was all that viewers expected — and much more. South Carolina Representative Tim Scott offered inspirational advice that his mother gave him when he was a high school freshman, “Timmy, shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
And land among the stars he did. Scott made his point, his family went from “cotton to Congress in one lifetime” — truly, the American dream personified.
Inspiring and impassioned speeches highlighted the night from notables, including Andrew Pollack whose daughter, Meadow, was killed during the Parkland, Florida shooting; Georgia Democratic legislator Vernon Jones, who’s voting Republican this year; as well big names, Herschel Walker, the former football player; Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN; Kimberly Guilfoyle, former Fox News analyst and current girlfriend of the president’s son, who also gave an impassioned speech.
Compare that to the Democrats’ opening night, which resembled little more than a two-hour, low-energy Joe Biden campaign infomercial with no information. There really is no comparison, other than badly.
While mainstream media complex fact checkers took the week off with “Nothing to see here,” some conservative media fact checkers found misleading statements by DNC speakers, including comments made by the nominee himself. In predetermined analyses, these same mainstream media fact checkers found that the first night for Republicans “lacked optimism” — hah!
Protests continued to rage across the country in response to another shooting by police— but Americans hardly notice anymore, with voters glued to their televisions, computers, and cell phones to hear positive messages of hope and promise for the nation.
Voters in both parties, Republican and Democrat, are depending on President Donald Trump to deliver on his promises in 70 days.
As Kenosha, WI, burns, Democrats led by the likes of Talcum X and Bill de Blasio denounce police action against a convicted felon with an open arrest warrant who resisted arrest. As Republican leaders strive daily to bring relief to the corona virus-weary nation, Democrats in Congress try to extort mail-in voting rights in exchange for financial relief.
While President Donald J. Trump works tirelessly to keep America first, Democrats work just as tirelessly to blame America first. And America is finally seeing the difference.
Tonight’s speakers at the RNC include First Lady Melania Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. If the first night is any indication about promises made and promises kept, America won’t be disappointed.
While the Republican candidate evokes the image of journalist and TV pitchman John Cameron Swayze’s Timex watch commercial and “takes a licking and keeps on ticking,” the Democratic hopeful is that Brand B battery that dies in the presence of the Energizer bunny.
We can’t wait for the debates.