No one gets out of this thing sober
Biden is going to lose. He just is.
I will put a good bottle of whiskey on the fact that Trump actually does better in the electoral college this time than he did in 2016.
In the end, this is not going to be about Biden and Trump, it is going to be about the "woke" left, riots, looting, burned businesses, frightened homeowners, defunding police, vilifying police, Antifa, and a democratic party that could not distinguish between legit riots and criminal conduct.
If I am an RNC strategist, I am watching to see what NOT to do in this "unprecedented and historic" virtual convention. Bad enough that the speaker roster is Clinton(s), Obama(s), and AOC. What did the DNC think--let's trot out the very people that swing voters will likely hate? The DNC is doomed. The RNC is going to sit back and guffaw.
The DNC will try every possible tactic- over many years- before possibly figuring out that people can only handle so many lies, deceptions, half-truths and false narratives. Eventually they'll win enough hearts once the lies get down to a manageable level.
But the foundation to all this is seeing the DNC, the woke and the average liberal as essentially out of touch. Blame the MSM for its relentless propaganda. Years ago, Americans loudly wondered how the Germans of the '30s could have fallen for the lies. We're seeing the answer every day now, right here. I tell my teenager he is living through history (whoa there's that word- take a shot!)
Here's the not funny. BOTH parties engage in propaganda exercises. Here's a way to play a drinking game without getting drunk. Only drink when you here non-partisan policy points of order or real facts. The political class in America is bankrupt morally.
Yes, it's tough to be on the left right now. I wonder how many involuntarily start turning their gaze towards Trump only to slap themselves out of it with a shiver.
I am going to check-in on CNN just to see if any succumb to the torture.
Matt, are you going to be live on video for portions of it? Do you remember that early cable era hilarious show Mystery Science Theater were two watchers made fun of wacky science fiction movies? You and Katie should do the same thing during these conventions. Maybe get Bret Weinstein and some others to join. I would pay real money to watch that.
I don't drink but if I watched this trash I'd probably have to start.
Love to read Matt’s article and comments. You are all very educated people (I am very educated too but the English is my second language and I can’t write as well as you are). Just want to tell you that Trump is the least of your problem. I risk my freedom to move to US 45 years ago and now these Marxists are turning US into the country I left. Believe me I have personal experience. My father spent 15 years in gulag, and I remember KGB searching our apartment. And after they finish with Jews, they will come for you. They will eliminate every free thought. You will only express yourself in a company of trusted people. They create terror. Nothing will stop them. They use young idealistic people who believe in equal outcome, not equal of opportunity. I, being an atheist, pray for this country, and I pray Trump will win. It might buy us 4 more years.
But if you will not stop these Marxist, you are looking at end of America as you know it. It is not pretty.
I agree that there is nothing valuable or useful in hammering "Trump is bad" for Democrats. Not only has this been the message for four straight years - including actual IMPEACHMENT - but it hasn't moved his numbers at all. Not even one bit. That is the definition of insanity, to keep doing the thing that isn't working. But I fear you're right, that it will be Twitter in real time and non-stop "Trump is bad."
This looks fun but unfortunately to participate I'd have to watch that trash, and I definitely am not gonna waste my time listening to conservative grandstanding and platitudes. God speed Matt!
I think my Zoom watching group will be including some add-on rules. In particular, I'd like to require the inclusion of the following performative gestures mandating 1 tequila shot each: (a) kente cloth (b) kneeling (c) "Wakanda Forever" gesture (d) hand heart (e) slow ripping of symbolic paper (f) Pelosi slow clap.
Optional drink for any appeal to a higher power, to wit: "God."
Oh God this was funny. I love how "this isn't who we are' doesn't apply to twats hurling Molotov cocktails or firing people for having opinions.
You're just phoning it in until you start dropping acid instead of taking shots. At least after 10 or 15 doses they might start temporarily making sense.
This game won't last long. Everyone will flip to Netflix within an hour.
Hahaha this made my morning.
Very interesting and amusing take from the perspective of this Canadian reader. Maybe I don't have a thick enough skin, but I gotta say that I winced at the inclusion of "George Floyd." Whatever else you want to say about all the political drama surrounding it, he's still a human being who was choked to death, and I don't see any upside to making a drinking joke about it.