24 Jul July 24, 2016
The First Five
The media montage after Trump’s acceptance speech zeroed in on one word: “dark”. Debbie takes a look at what that’s really all about. With 70% of Americans reportedly feeling the country is on the wrong track, the reality just isn’t bright. And 56% of those who watched Trump’s speech said it made them more likely to vote for him. Media maybe a little out of touch?
Trump said a lot of good things; could have said a few more; and spoiled a lot of goodwill by his vindictive post-convention comments about Ted Cruz.
All of the focus on conventions misses the fact that critical issues still face the country—such as what to do with Obamacare. Devon Herrick, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, calls in to talk about developing plans for a complete replacement of the Affordable Care Act. A wide-ranging, informative review–
In the second hour…
Leading ladies Lorie Medina and Mari Sullivan join Debbie for the second hour roundtable.
One Question, Two Rapid Fire Answers: What should conservatives do politically in 2016 now that the candidates are chosen?
Mari says we have to support Trump, because the No. 1 issue is to fight ISIS. Trump will do it; Hillary plainly won’t.
Lorie isn’t as solid on Trump, but is leaning that way, and will focus her conservative energy on non-Presidential candidates.
Debbie will vote for Trump, but echoes Lorie’s view about the need to speak up for conservative values in the presidential race and other races.
A GOP convention rehash wouldn’t be complete without a review of the Cruz/Trump kerfuffle.
The Dem convention is getting off to a very messy start; WikiLeaks has ignited a bonfire with the release of nearly 20,000 emails from the DNC. Two themes from a review of the emails: (1) there are incredible levels of collaboration between the DNC and the mainstream media; and (2) the DNC was working throughout the campaign to crush Bernie Sanders.
Links to articles reviewed in preparation for the July 24th show: