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chriscan64

(1,789 posts)
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:00 AM Aug 2020

You know what grinds my gears about convention speech reaction?

When they say, "I didn't hear anything about blank", when it was there if you listen. The consensus on NBC, ABC and CBS today was that there was nothing about policy in Biden's speech. Plus Trump surrogates were echoing this in their 15-20 minute segments.

Let's review:
On covid-19, the policy will be guided by experts based on facts on the ground at the time. Shutting down the economy again would be a drastic measure only taken if Trump leaves the country in bad enough shape to require it. Republicans say he said he would just shut it down.

On the general economy, I heard about job creating plans to modernize our infrastructure and to move us toward green energy. I heard, but they did not, about help with child care so that working parents would not be stuck if they have to work.

Am I crazy to think I heard these things? Was I dreaming?

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You know what grinds my gears about convention speech reaction? (Original Post) chriscan64 Aug 2020 OP
You're not crazy. Laelth Aug 2020 #1
Ignore them BlueJac Aug 2020 #2
All Mr Biden needs to say or convey is Ferrets are Cool Aug 2020 #3
They didn't hear because they weren't listening, too busy running their mouth Walleye Aug 2020 #4
I could see the mouthpieces saying this stuff chriscan64 Aug 2020 #5
Post removed Post removed Aug 2020 #6
They think policy is only about cutting taxes. Since he didn't say that, he was negligent. lark Aug 2020 #7
"Whoa, whoa, whoa... that stuff might cost money!" Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #8
Seems like it's mostly purity dead enders who do that. BannonsLiver Aug 2020 #9
I was heartened to hear Biden talk about supporting unions. Midnight Writer Aug 2020 #10
I am right there with you. It bugs the crap out of me. nt chowder66 Aug 2020 #11

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
1. You're not crazy.
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:04 AM
Aug 2020

You’re being gaslighted. That’s the whole point of gaslighting—to make you distrust your mind and memory so that you can accept the lies that others are feeding you.

The convention was strong and clear on policy.

-Laelth

chriscan64

(1,789 posts)
5. I could see the mouthpieces saying this stuff
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:14 AM
Aug 2020

or one or two network types, ahem Chuck Todd, characterizing it this way, but the baked in consensus it what gets me the most. Obama used to get the same crap. What allays my concerns is that Biden will have no trouble at all answering these critiques and laying out everything in detail. Of course then they will say he bored us with nuance and detail, but that is another battle.

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lark

(22,787 posts)
7. They think policy is only about cutting taxes. Since he didn't say that, he was negligent.
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:22 AM
Aug 2020

They don't hear anything except about them saving money. He didn't talk about hordes of immigrants, he didn't talk about a wall, he didn't talk about it's ok for white men to rape, he didn't denigrate minorities so he obviously neglected all policies that they want.

Buckeye_Democrat

(14,836 posts)
8. "Whoa, whoa, whoa... that stuff might cost money!"
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:27 AM
Aug 2020

"And that could mean higher taxes!"

"Tell Chuckie-boy to say policies weren't brought up. Keep their minds off the real-policy stuff. Then segue into that clip of the guy screaming the n-word at the gas station."

Midnight Writer

(21,274 posts)
10. I was heartened to hear Biden talk about supporting unions.
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 01:51 PM
Aug 2020

To me, a strong labor movement is the key to restoring some equality and moving the country forward.

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