It is a sad state of affairs when one of the leading political parties can only find one unifying thread to discuss at their key event. Conventions are supposed to be about support and unity, but this year stands out as a decidedly different event.
According to a post by Salon.com about the most recent night’s activities at the Republican National Conference, “The theme had been billed as ‘Make America Work Again,’ which had seemed to indicate the economy would be a major theme. Instead, it appears as if everyone said: ‘oh to hell with it, let’s just bash Hillary again,’ because the economy was hardly mentioned.”
When you can only agree to hate, ridicule, attack, and slander a candidate of the opposing team, you soon run out of new things to talk about. Your speeches all start to sound the same. You begin to sound more like a broken record than a leading political party. Unfortunately, this is where the GOP finds itself when it comes to Hillary Clinton and this year’s convention.
This has been a running theme for the 2016 Republican National Convention as most, if not all, of the speeches come across as dull and unmotivating. Truly, the only two themes seeming to generate any buzz from attendees are anti-Hillary chants and pro-Trump chants. And are those two in truth all that different? Not really!
In all of this one-minded focus on hate, one voice appeared to ring out a plea for sanity in the form of Sen. Jeff Sessions: “We have gotten off course. And the people know it. We operate like the trench warfare battles of World War I where hundreds of thousands die while no ground is gained!”
Alas, it was not to be, and the tone quickly returned back to a very stark “us versus them” mentality in regards to Hillary and her party.
This is a summary of an article from Salon.com.
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