OMGGGGG IT'S THE LAST NIGHT OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION! I AM SO HAPPY! ONLY ONE MORE NIGHT OF THIS TOXIC DUMPSTER FIRE!!!
Seriously, I can't even begin to convey to you how deeply distressing the past few days have been. Relentless immersion in conservative talking points, Trumpery, and the most obscene disgorgements of misogyny, racism, and homophobia. Listening to human beings shout, over and over, "Lock her up! Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton, who has never even been indicted for a crime, no less convicted of one. Talking to colleagues who are in Cleveland at the convention, seeing buttons and posters and signs and t-shirts with anti-Hillary slogans so vile I won't even ruin your day by sharing them.
I am really ready for this shit to be over.
Tonight's theme is: "Make America One Again." Because obviously the Republican Party is prepared to lead on unifying the country, when the most putrid divisiveness is central to their platform.
Tonight's slate of speakers includes such luminaries as Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin; RNC Chair Reince Priebus; Jerry Falwell, Jr.; Ivanka Trump; and King Shit of Mephitic Mountain himself—Donald Trump.
He'll no doubt be on teleprompter lockdown tonight, which means that his speech will be both interminably dull and profoundly repulsive.
And when it's over, we'll get to hear all the talking heads declare the Republican convention a triumph, despite the fact that it was riddled with plagiarists, turncoats, bigots, and fiends—to the last, harbingers of a very dark time in this nation if enough of us don't ACT ACCORDINGLY in November.
UPDATE: The text of Donald Trump's speech has leaked. I've just read the entire thing and holy shit.
Trump's speech is classic patriarchal strongman authoritarianism transparently veiled in populist rhetoric.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) July 21, 2016
If you're not profoundly alarmed by Trump's speech, read a history book. Now.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) July 21, 2016
UPDATE 2: I translate Donald Trump's garbage speech so that you don't even have to watch it! You're welcome.