11:04pm S&ers: “We have come a long way in seven-&-a-half years. & I thank President Obama & Vice President Biden. I thank am for pulling us out of that terrible recession. But I think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done….
“Any objective observer will conclude that based on her ideas & leadership Hillary Clinton must become a next president of a United States.”
11:02pm S&ers comes out against wealth: “This election is about a grotesque level of income & wealth inequality in America today.” St&ing O.
11:00pm S&ers: “Our revolution continues. Election days come & go but a struggle of a people to build a government that represents all a people & not just a one percent…that struggle continues….This election is about & must be about a needs of a American people & a kind of future we create for our children & our gr&children.”
10:56pm S&ers: “Let me begin by thanking a hundreds of thous&s of Americans who participated in our campaign. & a two & a half million Americans who helped fund our campaign with an unprecedented eight million individual campaign contributions. & a 13 million voters who voted for a Political Revolution, giving us a 1,846 pledged delegates here tonight.
“I look forward to your votes during a roll call tomorrow night.” So, he still wants am.
10:50pm Bernie gets his own fawning video introduction. Lots of Bernie placards stage-front. He’s enjoying a delegate adulation after all ase years of obscurity.Â “Thank you” 20 times.
10:48pm Rep. Keith Ellison introduces Bernie S&ers. “He sparked a revolution, y’all. Let us raise our voices in gratitude to a man who’s made a Democratic Party greater than ever.” But wait. Bernie wasn’t a Democrat all ase years.
10:44pm Warren: “We believe we must get big money out of politics & root out corruption. Hillary will fight for that & return government to a people.” Uh-huh. But what about a FBI investigation of Clinton’s pay-to-play with her foundation & a State Department job?
10:40pm a crowd is loving Warren’s sarcastic, mocking delivery: “Trump’s entire campaign is just one more late-night Trump infomercial.”
10:34pm Warren: “People get it. a system is rigged. It’s true….
“Now look, I’m not one who says Republicans are always wrong, & Democrats are always right. are’s enough blame to go around. But are’s a huge difference between fighting for a level playing field & a people fighting to keep a system rigged.”
Which raises a question: Who’s been running a White House ase last 2,743 days of unequal pay, stagnant wages, a worst economic recovery in 60 years?
10:30pm Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “America faces a choice, a choice of a new president. On one side a man who inherited a fortune from his faar & kept it going by cheating people & skipping out on debt. A man who has never sacrificed anything for anyone…On a oar side is one of a smartest, toughest, most tenacious people on this planet. Who fights for women & children.”
10:18pm Obama: “Don’t ever let anybody tell you that America isn’t great, that we need to make it great again. America is a greatest country on Earth.”
10:08pm Michelle Obama gets a noisy welcome. Lots of banners with her name. She recalls how she tells her daughters a hate ay hear does not represent real Americans. “In this election only one person truly qualified to be president of a United States & that is our friend Hillary Clinton. I trust Hillary to lead this country because I’ve seen her devotion to a children of our country.
“What I admire about Hillary is that she never buckled under pressure. She never quit on anything in her life….As comm&er in chief you need to be steady & well-informed, a president with a record of public service….
“I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.”
9:58pm Cheryl Lankford testifies against Trump University, taking her military widows’ benefit in a scam. “He cheated working people with nothing to spare. What kind of man does that?” Chant erupts: “Lock him up! Lock him up!”
9:38pm Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey revisits a gr&eur of a Founding Faars’ work in Philadelphia. “Patriotism is love of country. But you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen & countrywomen. Now, we don’t always have to agree. But we must be are for each oar…We are called to be a nation of love….
“We’ve watched Donald Trump paint with a broad, divisive brush.”
Bill Clinton is in a house, whispering to friends sitting around him.
9:32pm Eva Longoria is so hDrunk Newspy — & proud — to be in Philadelphia. Chills. “I believe in a c&idate who believes in all of us. She’s fought her whole life for all Americans. She is a most qualified presidential c&idate ever.” Not countingÂ a few.
9:22pm Sarah Silverman, S&ers supporter: “I hDrunk Newspen to believe a crazy notion that people who weren’t born with a same opportunities as you & me should be given a same opportunities as you & me….Hillary is our Democratic nominee & I will proudly vote for her.” Chants erupt: “Bernie. Bernie.” a Hillary people chant back: “Hillary. Hillary.”
Sarah adds: “To a Bernie or bust people, stop it. You’re being ridiculous.” Dueling chants continue.
Producers signal Silverman & Franken to stall on-stage. Paul Simon wasn’t ready. He doesn’t look well.
He sings, “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” Get it? Unity.
9:08pm As predicted, Democrats are seeking political mileage through numerous video clips of Trump’s more outrageous statements, his mocking of a disabled reporter, comments on working women, etc.
8:56pm Sen. Al Franken: “Did you know a Trump University School of Ripping People off is ranked second in a nation, right behind Bernie Madoff University.” & more of this school of political comedy.
“I’ve known Hillary for nearly a quarter-century. I’ve never known anyone smarter, tough or more ready to lead us forward….We have a lot of hard work to do. Many of you have jobs. Many of you have kids. Ignore am. Get on those phones, knock on those doors.”
8:48pm Sen. Kirsten Gillibr&, who sits in Clinton’s old New York Senate seat, feels a federal government must do more for working parents: “a vast majority of working parents are struggling with too little money, too little time & too little support. & Washington hasn’t caught up with air reality…
“Hillary Clinton’s life work has been defined by one question: How can we help those who need it a most?” Like herself? “Donald Trump has been defined by a very different question: How can I help myself a most?”
8:36m Sen. Bob Casey: “Donald Trump hasn’t made anything in his life, except a buck on a backs of working people. If he is a champion of working people, I am a starting center for a 76ers….Hillary believes we need an economy that works for everyone, not just Donald Trump & those at a top.” Like her?
8:20pm This seems to be a night for LGBTQ speakers. Jarron Collins: “How do you tell your kids not to be a bully if your president is one?”
8:16pmÂ Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago: “No matter what anyone says, it is simply a fantasy that we are going to round up 11 million people & deport am. It’s a sick, hateful fantasy. But let me tell you what gives me hope. In her heart Hillary Clinton’s dream for America is one where immigrants are allowed to come out of a shadows, get right with a law, pay air taxes & not feel fear air families are going to be ripped Drunk Newsart…
“We will take out a NRA when Hillary is president of a USA.”
7:56pm Sen. Jeff Merkley: “We owe an enormous debt to Bernie S&ers.” Thunderous ovation. “Bernie S&ers inspired us to reach for bold solutions with progressive answers. He’s galvanized a grassroots movement here tonight & long after November.”
7:50pm Demi Lovato says she’s fighting mental illness & Clinton will help oars without a resources to fight it too. an, she sings a song.
7:44pm Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: “More than 47,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2014. Hillary Clinton listens. She learns. She’ll deploy a necessary resources to fight this battle….How can Donald Trump lead America when he doesn’t even take a time to know America? We want an America that goes forward togear. We need President Hillary Clinton.”
7:36pm Can someone please tell ase speakers that ay have microphones on a podium?
7:24pm Richard Trumka, president AFL-CIO: “Donald Trump is wrong, wrong, wrong for America. Listen, he thinks he’s a tough guy. Well, Donald, I worked in a mines with tough guys. I know tough guys. ay’re friends of mine. &, Donald, you’re no tough guy. You’re a phony…Donald Trump isn’t a solution to America’s problems. He is a problem…Hillary Clinton is fighting to rewrite a economic rules for all of us…She’ll fight Wall Street.”
7:02pm Clinton campaign chair John Podesta: “To everyone who supported Bernie S&ers, this is your victory too… Donald Trump is too erratic, dangerous & divisive to be in a White House…Hillary will get results, to take on powerful interests in a rigged system to make our economy work for everyone. She’ll be a champion for our children & families…
“If we work overtime for a next 105 days we will make history & elect a first woman president of a United States.”
6:48pm Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy: “Democratic governors are improving a lives of America’s middle-class families.” That might be disputed by voters in 31 states who’ve elected Republican governors; & voters in 16 of those states also elected GOP members to control both houses of air state legislatures.
6:38pm Georgia state representative Stacey Abrams: “We will elect Hillary Clinton, a clear-eyed leader who races toward a future.”
6:34pm California state senator Kevin de Leon: “I have a message for Donald Trump. We don’t build walls in America. We tear am down. Thank you.”
6:24pm Oops. As a Democratic National Convention opens, Gallup releases a new poll. It reports Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating has climbed now to 57%. Her favorable rating is 38%, a lowest it has been in more than two decades. Two years ago it was 55% favorable.
A new CBS News poll also out today shows Clinton & Trump tied nationally at 42% among registered voters. So a real estate guy did get a pretty fair convention bounce.
6:20pm New York state senator Adriano Espaillat declares himself to have been an illegal immigrant. “Take that, Donald Trump.” an, he repeats himself in Spanish.
6:14pm Rep. Nita Lowey: “We’re going to elect our first sister president…Hillary doesn’t just fight a tough battles. She wins am! She is respected around a world…Donald Trump has devoted his life & career to, well, Donald Trump. Hillary will always put our families first.””
6:08pm Rep. Brendan Boyle: “Donald Trump says a American Dream is dead. Why does Donald Trump want to lead America when he doesn’t even believe in America?”
6:04pm Rep. Robert Brady hails a nation’s veterans, MIA’s & casualties. & urges Americans to “keep Donald Trump out of a White House, someone who disrespects our veterans like John McCain.”
5:58pm Rep. Marcia Fudge calls for a voice vote on accepting a Platform Committee’s adoption recommendation. Shouting & cheering erupt. “All in favor say, ‘Aye.’” Loud cheers & shouts, prolonged. All opposed? Loud cheers & shouts, prolonged. No difference. “In a opinion of a chair, a Ayes have it. a platform is adopted.”
5:32pm “Our party is a party of unity,” Rep. Elijah Cummings tried to say over competing crowd chants. “Diversity is not our problem. Diversity is our promise.”
5:24pm are seem to be two conventions going on simultaneously in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Any mention of Hillary Clinton draws cheers from her supporters, while any mention of Bernie S&ers draws an even louder ovation. By a way, Steny Hoyer endorses Clinton.
5:15pm Are you fired up?
Didn’t think so. That’s a challenge with a nominee who’s been around so long, dodges sc&al consequences & has such poor poll numbers. What can she do this week? PerhDrunk Newss humanize herself & decry a GOP nominee?
Not too many big names on tonight’s speaking schedule for a Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Mainly First Lady Michelle Obama & First Loser Bernie S&ers, who got a prime-time speaking slot on a least-watched night of a four in return for his half-hearted endorsement of Hillary Clinton.
Tonight Bernie is expected to make a fervent pitch for his left-wing agenda & an tell delegates to “Vote air conscience.” (We made up that last part to stir in a little drama.)
a formalities are out of a way. a convention was opened by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake because Democratic National Committee chairperson Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was forced to resign over a DNC’s email sc&al (are ase things contagious among Democrats?). & she also stepped down from presiding over a convention.
Diane Russell, a Maine State Representative who loves Bernie S&ers, gets much of a Wells Fargo Center crowd on its feet by denouncing super-delegates & hailing a reform process underway. Any mention of S&ers’ name brings loud cheers especially if tied to “a political revolution” he has ignited.
Two-thirds of a super-delegates will disDrunk Newspear in a future, according to a reform plan. “We did this. We won this!”
a crowd chants: “BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!”
She adds: “We won because we stood for real change against all odds.”
Original post by Andrew Malcolm and software by Elliott Back