It was a long and contentious run for the Republican presidential nomination.
Tuesday night, it finally ended at the Republican National Convention — Donald Trump holds the crown, and with it a chance to summon unity from the party’s restive ranks in the ritual’s closing days.
The roll call of the states Tuesday night formally delivered Trump the nomination, which he welcomed from afar in a videotaped message saying “This is a movement, but we have to go all the way.” House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that Trump had amassed 1,725 delegates, more than triple the number of his nearest competitor, the fruits of a political phenomenon without parallel in modern times.
Day 3 of the convention will bring two conservative stalwarts to the stage: Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a favorite of evangelicals; and the nominee’s most tenacious challenger in the primaries, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the man Trump used to call “Lyin’ Ted.”
Trump, the in-your-face outsider, won at the cost of many establishment Republicans both on the right and in the center, and the divide has spilled over into the convention, though without overwhelming it. The roll call unfolded largely according to plan after a day dominated by unwelcome attention over passages from an eight-year-old Michelle Obama speech that made their way into Melania Trump’s address to the convention the night before.
Tuesday night, speaker after speaker stepped forward to denounce Clinton, none to greater effect with the crowd than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The governor, a dropout in the GOP presidential race who ended up on the short list for Trump’s running mate, energized the hall as he ticked through numerous accusations of wrongdoing against Clinton and implored delegates to shout “guilty.” They not only did that, but interrupted him with shouts of “Lock her up.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the crowd scandal follows Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton “like flies.”
Two of Trump’s children testified to his character. “For my father, impossible is just the starting point,” said Donald Trump Jr., eldest of the nominee’s five children. Tiffany Trump, 22, said her dad is a “natural-born encourager” and she recalled the notes he wrote on her report cards.
On the convention floor, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina was feeling the fighting spirit, telling reporters, “It’s all starting to gel.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Now it is time too send the Clinton Crime Family matriarch packing – preferably for prison!
bob v says
how on earth can Killary stay out of jail , and how can everybody stand by while bill her husband cuts a deal with the Supreme Court justice , what is wrong with our country ? Killary belongs in jail her and bill started having people killed back when he was running for governor and how does bill get away with Raping and Molesting woman ? CAN THE UNITED STATES WAKE UP PLEASE. Killary should be stripped the right to run for President
They have the best protection money can buy and they have bought a lot of it over the years. Just looking at the trail of bodies connected to them guarantees it has to be running close to triple digit millions by now given they have never come close to being indicted…..things that make you go WTF!
Unless we as a people uinite in our Municipalities/towns , cities and talk about HOW IMPORTANT THIS ELECTION IS FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY AS A REPUBLIC..Yes we were founded as a REPUBLIC….WE WILL TURN INTO GOVERNMENT SOCIALISTIC THIRD WORLD COUNTRY….Get out and see Hillary’s america the 22nd and have watch gatherings…and talk about what you see…That is imporatant you see the movie with other people..really!!! God Bless America and Donald Trump/Mike Pence
mARIE sAQUETON says
Most Democrats sticking with her are in denial. Most are products of the paid and biased mainstream media, sucking up all their propaganda. Most voters are lazy or inept to research, that is why they love Hitllery and pervert BIll.
Elaine Morris says
Tiny, tiny disagree…That isn’t the correct punishment for Clinton Treason.
(any search engine): Clinton Body Bags)
Do you remember the Hammond and Bundy Ranches? Clinton sold the Uranium from those two ranches to the Russians to finance her campaign for POTUS. Bundy and Hammond are still in prison.
Those examples are just off the top of my head. I have a HUGE file on Clinton.
Now it is time to send the Clinton Crime Family matriarch packing – preferably for prison!
Born in South and proud of it says
Right on my friend and I keep on thinking that Gitmo would be a perfect place. #1They can get a lovely tan in the Caribbean breeze with little square pattern of chain link fence.
#2 bill can finally get some new cigars, I doubt he will need the.
#3 Receive the latest fashion in one size fits all white uniform.
#4 I’m sure her fellow inmates, the whole peaceful loving group will make her welcome.
#5 She will look great in a burqa .
Sounds like paradise to me.
Trump 2016 God Bless America.. Let Freedom Ring.
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
Devils island would be better for the damned POS white trash, lying, cheating,stealing,bullying, bossy, snotty, rude,arrogant,racist,bigoted,
Facist,Athiest,murderous,barbarian,greedy,selfish,ignorant,crooked,corrupt,,evil,wicked,venal,satanic,devil loving Clinton’s. Seize all of their
assets, pay the murder victims families they have caused them pain & suffering, and they rest of their money put it to good use where it’s needed the most. Also send the Comeys & Lynchs there to Devils Island, that way they can keep the Clinton’s company on Devils Island, also put their brat Chelsea & their brat son in law with them on Devils Island, that way they will be in prison, and have the run of Devils Island and never be allowed to leave Devils Island.
Get your Friends together on friday 22nd and watch the Opening of Hillary’s America…not just you….But all your friends pack a theater near you !!!! God Bl;ess you God Bless America…
Chris Christie was Great !! So spot on pointing out Hilarys Failures . It amazes me that knowing all of this ( I believe Many don’t ) anyone could possibly vote for her . I’m Loving Trump more and more everyday !! TRUMP 2016
What was lacking in his comments were specific facts. I realize there was not time but still…he could have referred listeners to a web site listing the specifics.
Hillbilly guilty as charged…loved it!
Should have brought up white water.
Born in South and proud of it says
I really haven’t cared too much for Christie in past. But he did deliver one hell of a great speech. I know in my heart that Trump and his full team will make DC think a earthquake has arrived in town. NOW its all up to “We the People” campaign for trump and the republican ticket. As much as I dislike many of the elected idiots this election may not be the right time to try to sweep them all into the street. I know that is hard to swallow but you definitely don’t need a demo nut majority in either house or senate. If we can deliver a landslide for Trump I believe the republican nuts will sudden have a moment of brilliant light and say “Oh, shit the people are serious about this”. Straighten up or get the hell out of town. It wont take long to see who it is we need to work on getting gone, and we will have time to find a good man or woman for our support in each state.
Biggest item is to make sure that this election is not stolen like other elections before. Make sure we max number of poll watchers at each location and ones with honor to keep things honest. If the black panther, live matters or any other group tries to disrupt or keep people from voting, several hundred of us showing up at location will cool that bunch. Be sure to bring balls and baseball bats so we can play ball in the street. Oh and we need to lock the cemetery gates to keep those pesky dead folks from voting.
Trump 2016 God Bless America.. Let Freedom Ring
Gerry A says
Right!!! Lead and let people know what you got in mind. Guard the poll and don’t let illegals and dead people gets close to the polling stations to cast their votes. The 2016 election is for the people’s, of the people’s, and to the people’s. Let’s Vote landslide, Donald Trump for President. So, he can mandate the administration and drive those trouble make out of the country U.S. of A
I promise you will start a movement if we get everybody we can where ever they are to see this movie.... says
Get you and your Friends friday or saturday out to Theater to WATCH ..Hillary’s America ..Start the FREEDOM REVOLUTION..LESS GOVERRMENT AND A TRUE REPUBLIS..SMALLER GOVERMENT…LESS TAXES AND LESS CORRUPTION..WAKE UP AMERICA!!! THIS IS OUR TIME TO SAVE WHATS BEEN GIVEN US, A GREAT COUNTRY…
Its time for the establishment to stop saying “he’s not my first choice”, and realize he is the only choice
john G. says
So far so good just as long as we defeat the pantsuit wearing “Wicked Witch of the East” in November.
dixie whistler says
As wicked as hippo hillary was to those who worked in the WH when willie was pres.I wonder who she would get to work with her ever again after reading the book of their reign ,also wonder what she’s hiding that she doesn’t want the folks to see (with her wearing pant suits all the time, maybe thunder thighs,or elephant calves,?) what would she wear to the inauguration (would her attire be a frilled pantsuit? wonder what would go in the museum ?)
This Independent voter has no choice but to encourage as many as possible to vote for Trump.
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
My vote in November is for the Trump-Pence ticket, time to end the torture our country has been through. Scrap NAFTA, kick the damned UN out of the United States, get the hell out of NATO, rebuild our nations defense. Clean out Washington,DC & fumigate it completely. Get the garbage out of Washington, DC NOW!!!!!!!!!!TRUMP-PENCE ALL THE WAY-2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert Richmond says
What world do you live in? Has Fascism returned to America.
Fascism has never left America.
The word “Fasces,” from which fascism derives, is a symbol that was prominently featured in the Roman empire. In addition, the Nazis used it extensively. It once appeared on the reverse of the Liberty dime, too. It’s an axe, surrounded by twigs, bound with a vine.
Two of these symbols flank the dais of the House of Representatives.
Fascism will never BEGIN to cease from America until those symbols are removed – by force, if necessary.
It amazes me the sore losses that are still crying. Trump has supported these people and they can not even keep quite .they should be ashamed of them selves. .Bushes ., Rummy., etc.
YEE HAA, it’s true, although stupid news since everyone else dropped out. This was a set up months ago and the convention is a big waste of $$$$$$ that is needed to build walls. GO DONNIE
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
All of you voters cast you vote in November for the Trump-Pence ticket. ALL OF YOU WHINNY, CONSTANTLY COMPlAINING, CRY BABY, CODDLED, SPOILED BRAT NON VOTERS THAT HAVE NEVER VOTED AT ALL FOR NO DAMNED REASON, BUT GO POINTING YOUR FINGERS AT THE POLITICAL CORRUPTION THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON MORE THAN LONG ENOUGH NEED TO REGISTER & VOTE FOR THE TRUMP-PENCE
TICKET IN NOVEMBER. YOU NON VOTERS HAVE LET & ALLOWED POLITICAL CORRUPTION TO HAPPEN. NOT VOTING ONLY HELPS HITLERY KILLERY ROTTON AYTOLLAH KHOEMENI CLINTON & ALL POLITICAL CROOKS AND LETS CORRUPTION TO CONTINUE. NOT VOTING ONLY DESTROYS THE COUNTRY. NON VOTERS ARE THE ONES THAT NEED TO VOTE & END CORRUPTION & VOTE FOR THE
I’m for Trump, but let’s leave out the vicious comments about the Clinton daughter and her baby. They had no control over being born into that situation.
ibsaw where coney said hat hilary lie and her e mail would show thn he changed his mine how come hilary said she was going to tell that oberry was at ranch when scallia died but got on plane left hilary to win wh then get oberry in scallia place with lynch to help her do so i read that and wonder if any true if so oberry told hilary if anything happen to trump he tell shedid it if anytrue they all should go thts bad
I have a message for Christians who don’t like Donald Trump: “YOU’RE MISSING THE BOAT.”
Christians have Trump all wrong. God sends messages in many forms. You’re just not listening. God is talking, but you’re eyes and ears are closed.
Here’s a famous joke about God and how he talks to us.
“A deeply faithful Christian man is stuck on roof of home with massive flooding up to 2nd floor. Rowboat comes. He says “No, I’m waiting for God. I’ve prayed and I know he’s coming.” 2ndrowboat. “No, I’m waiting for God.” 3rd rowboat. “No, I’m waiting for God.”
Water rises. The man drowns. Now he’s meeting God in heaven. The religious man says “Where were you God? I prayed. I was faithful. I asked you to save me. Why would you abandon me?”
God says, “Hey dummy, I sent you 3 rowboats. Are you blind?”
Did you ever consider Trump is our rowboat?
Maybe God is trying to tell us something important- that now is not the time for a “nice Christian guy” or a “gentleman” or a typical Republican powder puff. Maybe now is the time for a natural born killer, a ruthless fighter, a warrior.
Because right about now we need a miracle, or America is finished.
Maybe the rules of gentleman don’t apply here. Maybe a gentleman and “all-around nice Christian” would lead us to slaughter.
Or do you want another Mitt Romney, Bob Dole, John McCain, Gerald Ford or Paul Ryan? Did any of them win? Did they lead the GOP to “the promised land?” Did they change the direction of America ? No, because if you don’t win, you have no say.
Paul Ryan couldn’t even deliver his own state Wisconsin !
And as leader of the House, Paul Ryan rolls over to Obama like my dog rolls over for a scrap of food, or a steak bone. He’s a useful idiot. Nice, but obedient. I mean Paul Ryan…not my dog. My dog is actually a pretty good defender and loyal.
Maybe God is knocking on your door so loud, but you’re not listening. Maybe God understands we need a “war leader” at this moment in time. Maybe God understands if we don’t win this election, America is dead. It’s over. The greatest nation in world history will be gone. Finished. Kaput. Adios.
And with one last breath, maybe what we need to save us at the last second, is someone different. Someone you haven’t ever experienced before- because you weren’t raised in rough and tumble New York where nothing good gets accomplished unless you’re combative, aggressive, outrageous, on offense at all times, and maybe just a tad arrogant too.
Someone with a personality you’ve never seen on stage at your church.
Maybe, just maybe, being a nice gentlemanly Christian would not beat Hillary, and her billion dollars, and her best friends in the media who will unleash the dogs of hell upon the GOP nominee.
I guess you think God is only nice and gentlemanly. Really? Then you’ve missed the whole point of the Bible. When necessary God is a pretty tough guy. When necessary, God strikes with pain, death and destruction. When necessary, God inflicts vengeance.
Maybe you think God couldn’t possibly be associated with someone like Trump. Trump is too vicious, rude and crude.
When we won WWII, was God “nice?” Were we gentlemanly when defeating Hitler? Were we gentlemanly when firebombing Germany ? Were we gentlemanly when dropping atomic bombs on Japan ? Is God ever “nice” on the battlefield? Or does he send us vicious SOB’s like General George S. Patton, so the good guys can defeat evil?
It’s pretty clear to me God sends unique people to be “war leaders.” That’s a different role than a pastor or church leader. God understands that.
Maybe God purposely sent Trump instead of the nice Republican powder puffs like Paul Ryan, or Mitt Romney, or John Kasich because he wants us to win.
And maybe it’s time to re-define “nice.” Maybe Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren’t nice at all- because they led us to defeat. And losing again would mean the end of America . And God can’t allow that.
Maybe Romney and Ryan mean well, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Or maybe they’re just jealous they had their chance and blew it. Maybe they’d rather help elect Hillary than allow a Trump victory that would make them look weak, feckless and incompetent.
I was reading the Bible this morning and I found the perfect verse that explains the success of Donald Trump…
“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles,They shall run and not be weary,They shall walk and not faint.” (Isiah 40:30-31)
It’s almost like God created this verse for Donald Trump and this moment in history.
Trump is our energy. More energy than any candidate EVER. He took on the 16 best candidates in GOP history…all younger than him…all with better political credentials…and destroyed them with his energy. You mean that kind of energy in a 70-year old isn’t inspired by God?
Trump renews our strength. Or does the all-time record turnout and all-time record votes for a GOP presidential primary candidate not define “strength?”
With Trump we mount up with wings like eagles. With Trump as our leader there is nothing we can’t do. Any man that can build skyscrapers in Manhattan and vanquish 16 presidential opponents, while spending almost nothing…can lead us to the heights of eagles.
With Trump we run, we are not weary. Just when we get tired of the fight against Obama, Hillary, big government, big business, big media, big unions…just when it all seems impossible to overcome the powerful forces of evil… along comes Trump to re-energize us.
Trump inspires us. Trump gives us hope. Trump gives us confidence in victory. Trump gives us just a touch of arrogance. Maybe God understands that’s exactly what we need right at this late stage to save America .
God is about miracles. We don’t need a “nice guy” or a “gentleman” right now. It’s the 4th quarter and we’re losing 14-0. We need a miracle.
So let me repeat my message to Christians: “YOU’RE MISSING THE BOAT.”
I believe Trump is our miracle. I believe Trump is our rowboat.
Except he’s more like a battleship!
No one is saying Trump is perfect. No one is saying Trump is a perfect conservative. But he is a patriot. He is a warrior. He is a capitalist. He is the right man, at the right time.
Yes, he’s a bit rude and crude and offensive. But that may make him the perfect warrior to save America , American exceptionalism, capitalism and Judeo-Christian values.
The choice should be easy for Christians. It’s Trump…or it’s the end of the America .
A bit wordy but the message is right on .Those who question Trumps style should read your detailed comment.
Justin W says
Republicans need to come behind Donald Trump and work for his election as president. No candidate is going to satisfy everyone in the Republican Party. All Republicans need to understand that Donald Trump will be more likely to govern as a conservative than Hillary Clinton ever will. Donald Trump will be more likely to appoint conservative justices who follow the Constitution than Hillary will.
Some Republicans foolishly think they should throw this election for Hillary so a perfect Republican candidate can run in 2020. There are no perfect Republican candidates. I don’t want to live the rest of my life with a Supreme Court packed with Hillary Clinton appointees. The second amendment is likely to be the first casualty after Hillary appoints Scalia’s replacement. The question comes as to how many of our other rights will be stripped as Hillary appoints five justices. The stakes are too high to hand the presidency to Hillary. We need to work to elect Donald Trump as our next president.
love America says
God Bless America.Amen
Presidents may only recommend SCOTUS candidates; “advice and consent of Senate” is a requirement.
Presidents can appoint only certain people w/o Congressional scrutiny, and SCOTUS judges are not among them.
That said, Constitution-reading AND OBEYING SCOTUS judges are the only ones needed.
Those who think it’s “open to interpretation” or that “precedent trumps the Constitution” or that there are “implied powers” need not apply.
Despite what it thinks, SCOTUS may NEVER issue a ruling which adds to, detracts from, or changes the Constitution in any way – for they were not delegated this power. Despite this clear principle, SCOTUS judges have routinely ignored it. Any dullard who can read a law dictionary who reviews first, the Preamble to the Bill of Rights, then the 9th and 10th Amendments, cannot fail to see that unless a power has been SPECIFICALLY named AND delegated, it is RETAINED by the States or the People.
IMO, the only way to STOP SCOTUS judges from exceeding the lawful bounds of their authority is to punish them whenever they exceed it…preferably, by conviction of the High Crime of perjury, i.e. lying under their oaths of office, then removing them from office.
The Constitution also allows Congress to remove any judge that fails to serve on good behavior.
Thanks for replying.
The problem seems to be the definition of “good behavior.” Do you know if this phrase has been defined, and if so, where the statutes can be found?
El Tejas says
Trump may not have been my first choice but he is now the only choice. It is imperative that Republicans stop their in hose bickering and unite behind their candidate if they expect to win the election. It is also important to gain the support of independents and all other intelligent freedom loving people. We can not afford another four years of the Democrat party’s style of socialism.