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  • Paula Bolyard | Aug 17, 2020 11:19 PM est

And... that's a wrap, dear readers. Thanks for slogging it out with us during the Dems' virtual snoozefest. We'll be right back here tomorrow for part two of the DNC. Hope you can join us! 

  • Bryan Preston | Aug 17, 2020 11:13 PM est

So, yeah. That was... something. 

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 11:10 PM est

Love this song. 

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 11:09 PM est

The crowd goes wild!

  • Stephen Green | Aug 17, 2020 11:06 PM est

I am in physical pain.

When Michelle Obama finally showed some of that empathy she demanded the rest of us proles show and finally ended her Casto-length harangue, the DNC cut to a big-ass Zoom multicast of a bunch of losers applauding to their own laptop screens.

The Marquis de Sade ximself never devised a torture so exquisite. 

  • Bryan Preston | Aug 17, 2020 11:06 PM est

I already miss Bernie's swank cord of firewood. But please THINK OF THE TREES. 

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 11:05 PM est

Please clap.

  • Bryan Preston | Aug 17, 2020 11:05 PM est

And now...CLAP. Then QUIT. 

  • Stephen Green | Aug 17, 2020 11:04 PM est

Yes, Michelle Obama is still speaking.

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 10:59 PM est

"We are one nation under God." Great idea, Michelle. 

Now tell us about God. Tell us about unity. 

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 10:57 PM est

Truth in advertising from The Lincoln Project. 

  • Paula Bolyard | Aug 17, 2020 10:56 PM est

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Michelle Obama's husband the one who said Dems should bring a gun to a knife fight? I'm not buying her "go high" silliness. 

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 10:55 PM est

Michelle Obama, We must require empathy. Or else. 

  • Bryan Preston | Aug 17, 2020 10:55 PM est

Americans: I think I'll do my civic duty and watch some of the DNC tonight.

...12 seconds later...

Um, let's see what's new on Netflix. 

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 10:54 PM est

Craig? Is that you?

  • Stephen Green | Aug 17, 2020 10:54 PM est
For those who actually do watch conventions, I think they tune in mostly for the spectacle.

There is none of that to be found in tonight's production, and likely won't be going forward.

The Republican convention will suffer from the same drawback, but there is a difference.

What the Dems are selling requires exuberant crowds of people who aren't thinking too clearly about the longterm.

That's a very difficult sell to make when staring into a webcam, sitting in front of a green screen.

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 10:50 PM est

Michelle Obama: The schtruggle is real.

  • Victoria Taft | Aug 17, 2020 10:50 PM est

Please stop the Bruce Springsteen. Please. God. 

  • Stephen Green | Aug 17, 2020 10:50 PM est

Michelle Obama just insulted every Trump voter as a fool, which strikes me as a curious method of winning back the Obama-to-Trump voters who put Trump in the White House.

  • Bryan Preston | Aug 17, 2020 10:49 PM est

Bernie -- THINK OF THE TREES. 

Please.