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Democrats beat Republicans in first-night convention TV audience

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That will surely rile up trump and his base.

Be prepared for calling this fake news, fake surveys, fake everything....

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Kimberly Guilfoyle was scary, must have driven viewers away.

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According to some Trump fans, ratings equals credibility. They constantly trot out this “logic” when defending Fox “News” and disparaging “liberal” news sources. For some reason, I’m guessing they’re gonna flip-flop on this standard.

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Fox News had the biggest audience, with 7.1 million viewers.

Dayum, CNN and MSNBC must be even worse in their coverage. What gives?

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My favorite part of Haley’s speech:

“America is not a racist country.

*This is personal for me. I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants. They came to America and settled in a small southern town. My father wore a turban. My mother wore a sari. I was a brown girl in a Black and white world. We faced discrimination and hardship, but my parents never gave into grievance and hate.”*

Typical Trump Republican contradicting herself in less than ten sentences.

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many speakers portrayed the United States as a country on the verge of chaos, 

Verge of chaos? It could well be Trump/barr etal have pushed the country passed tipping point, that ala Humpty Dumpty the country can't be put back together again, at least in the way it had been put together for decades.

The Trump economy has shown it's based primarily on maintaining the wealth of those already well off. The income gap under Trump is wider than ever before. Centi-billionaires are being created, while millions lose homes and stand in foodlines, while millions lose jobs and have lack skills suitable for this era. The 'greatest economy ever' has been just that - for the 'elite'.

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Kimberly Guilfoyle was scary,

I totally agree. She was like a banshee on drugs. Now I know why Don Jr looked like he was crying during his speech. And then people will get to listen to Tiffany Trump today. I'm guessing that they had one spot left and couldn't fill it with anyone else and so forced her to speak in it. We get to see if she is as good at lying as the rest of her family is.

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Typical Trump Republican contradicting herself in less than ten sentences.

Exactly, I remember reading that her brother was bullied so badly he had to stop wearing the turban.

Her lies will not get her a VP ticket and her political career is finished.

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Democrats beat Republicans in first-night convention TV audience

Trump and the Republicans are up against it. They are now the ESTABLISHMENT. The economy is in tatters (except for Wall Street), the death count from the pandemic, which Trump's admin bungled, grows daily, and the US is more isolated globally than it has been for decades.

And Trump's swamp continues to grow.

Drain Trump's swamp!

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 from the pandemic, which Trump's admin bungled,

as if he was the only leader to make mistakes, I seem to remember the WHO etc say that masks were no good and the WHO waited far too long to declare it was a pandemic

Trump stopped direct flights to china and was scolded for it, but yeh sure he made mistakes as I am sure the democrats would have done too, to imply that only Trump would have made all those mistakes is conjecture

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The income gap under Trump is wider than ever before. Centi-billionaires are being created, while millions lose homes and stand in foodlines, while millions lose jobs and have lack skills suitable for this era. The 'greatest economy ever' has been just that - for the 'elite'.

Oh my... and this is from CNN:

Obama admits 95% of income gains gone to top 1%

https://money.cnn.com/2013/09/15/news/economy/income-inequality-obama/index.html

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The income gap under Trump is wider than ever before.

Yes it is, glad we agree!!!

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who watches TV anyway? said liberals here last week. its online, stupid! they said.

Well, 7 times as many people watched RNC livestream on C-Span than watched DNC.

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My favorite part of Haley’s speech:

“America is not a racist country.

She also didn't have the guts to disavow the Confederate flag by name.

"Together, we made the hard choices needed to heal — and removed a divisive symbol, peacefully and respectfully."

Didn't want to offend too many racist Trump supporters by calling it out for what it is.

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With words like "drug traffickers", "MS-13 living near your homes", "spawns of Satan" and "anarchy in the streets", it sure seems like the biggest message from the RNC speakers from Day One is that this country is in shambles and is in a terrible state and Trump is the only one who can save us ... so vote for him another four years. Huh?

Bottom line is that Trump's strategy is to use fear to get people to vote for him. Not hope, but fear. Didn't many dictators throughout history do the same thing?

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Well, 7 times as many people watched RNC livestream on C-Span than watched DNC.

It doesn't mean that those people who watched it, are going to vote for Trump. I believe that many are like me who are curious. It's like when I used to watch Jerry Springer or the Morton Downey Jr. show. They were crap and you know a lot of it was fake, but you wanted to watch it because you just wanted to see how far they would push the envelope. Or it's like watching the shop channel where they try to sell you something I'm obviously not going to buy, but am interested in hearing what kind of ludicrous thing they will say to try to sell it to me. I'm interested to hear what kind of bold-faced lies are going to be told to sell us that Trump is the savior and the next coming of Jesus.

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*Well, 7 times as many people watched RNC livestream on C-Span than watched DNC.*

Actually 14 times as many people watched DNC on C-Span than the RNC one.

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It doesn't mean that those people who watched it, are going to vote for Trump

Doesn't mean all those people who watched the DNC are going to vote for Biden either.

I'm interested to hear what kind of bold-faced lies are going to be told to sell us that Trump is the savior and the next coming of Jesus.

And the democrats aren't lying, either?

If anything, Biden and the Democrats have been saying THEY are the Saviors who will solve all the social problems and save the Earth and environment, etc., etc. What they aren't disclosing is how much it will cost the taxpayers and what the real impact on businesses and the economy will be.

Actually 14 times as many people watched DNC on C-Span than the RNC one.

Actually, I think they were more interested in seeing what Joe Biden was going to say and how he was going to say it. Considering his speech was under a controlled environment and reading from a teleprompter, he did not disappoint.

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Actually, I think they were more interested in seeing what Joe Biden was going to say and how he was going to say it.

That's a brilliant deduction, people who watched the DNC where Biden was nominated for President, wanted to watch Biden!!!!

Considering his speech was under a controlled environment and reading from a teleprompter, he did not disappoint.

Unfortunately trump is a disaster even when reading from a teleprompter.

Revolutionary war airports will go down in history as the most famous speech ever!!!

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Oh my... and this is from CNN: 

Obama admits 95% of income gains gone to top 1%

https://money.cnn.com/2013/09/15/news/economy/income-inequality-obama/index.html

This reinforces PTown’s post.

It must come as a shock to you to read a president who is honest and takes responsibility. It’s what is rational adults expect.

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The Trump economy has shown it's based primarily on maintaining the wealth of those already well off.

Darn those job creators! Darn them for giving people work and allowing them to make a living....and a good one at that.

The income gap under Trump is wider than ever before.

The Democrats should’ve allowed these people to go to work, I never could understand what is wrong with these mayors and governors. No wonder all the jokers are leaving some of these big cities and now these big cities will become poor.but I think that the Democrats believe that poor people can provide jobs.

Centi-billionaires are being created, while millions lose homes and stand in foodlines, while millions lose jobs and have lack skills suitable for this era.

Yes, and Democrats want to get rid of fracking and want to give up oil, I want to give up gas and want to give up all fossil fuels and replace it with what exactly in putting millions of people out of work without the skills to adapt into adapt exactly to work, we don’t know yet, because the Democrats are all over the place when it comes to renewable energy. But the job creators don’t have to worry about it, they have money and they always will and they can always relocate and who suffers the most, the people that think Biden is in the corner.

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I totally agree. She was like a banshee on drugs. Now I know why Don Jr looked like he was crying during his speech. And then people will get to listen to Tiffany Trump today. I'm guessing that they had one spot left and couldn't fill it with anyone else and so forced her to speak in it. We get to see if she is as good at lying as the rest of her family is.

I think she was totally good, and when you contrast what she said to the doom and gloom of what the Democrats had said the other week, she is right to be angry, because millions of Americans are angry they don’t have the voice to say what she has so eloquently said, as a former prosecutor she understands this and she knows what is happening to this country and she’s a very passionate woman and she passionately loves this country and it was very heartwarming and to the point and we cannot allow this lawlessness to continue.

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