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Wonkagenda, Tuesday, 07/19/2016
- Melania Trump ripped off Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC convention speech last night, and the Trump camp is denying it. (It was absolutely plagiarized.) Just let that sink in for just a moment.
- The first night of TrumpCon 2016 was a predictable shit show, from the D-List reality teevee people and the Benghazi mom, to Rudy Guiliani's shrieking hissy-fit and Michael Flynn's crowd killing ¡JEB! Bush impression.
- The #NeverTrump people made their last stand, and the party bosses just steamrolled them all into obliteration.
- The RNC passed its platform and it's (shockingly) the most conservative EVER, now with more private parts!
- Gee whiz, John Kasich is just not at all welcome in his own state, with people calling him a loser, and saying he's "embarassing his own state." Poor guy.
- Trump was calling into teevee people while his own convention was going on. Seriously.
- Trump wants the Attorney General to investigate Black Lives Matter because they're "really a threat."
- When Trump finally paid attention to his own convention to introduce his wife, it was as ridiculous and absurd as you'd expect. (Christ Matthews loooved it.)
- Republicans are finding all sorts of fun ways to keep cool and stay way the hell away from TrumpCon!
- Virginia Republicans are attempting to block an executive order by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to restore the voting rights of 200,000 ex-offenders because they might actually vote, run for office, or serve on a jury.
- Poor Merrick Garland is just sitting around having the shittiest summer stay-cation ever. The Supreme Court is now in day 125 without any moves form the Senate.
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