Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is over and wrapped up with an acceptance speech from Joe Biden. Day 4 was also the last day of the entire convention and there won’t be any more political action similar in nature until the Republican National Convention (RNC) next week. The DNC was all virtual again with a mixture of live shots and pre-recorded messages.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus known best for her role as “Elaine” on the hit TV show “Seinfeld” hosted the final day of the DNC. Her appearance was clearly part of a pattern to empower women, especially “women of color” who hosted the previous nights of the 2020 DNC. Louis-Dreyfus is apparently a comedian and shot a few dry jokes out into the atmosphere that landed with a thud.
An especially cringe-worthy moment happened between Julia and Andrew Yang where they intentionally mispronounced Mike Pence’s name a few times. At one point, Julia referred to the Vice President as Mike “Poonce.” The term “poonce” refers to gay males in Australia. Interesting how homophobic slurs don’t count when a person is on the left and they’re attacking the right.
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Senator Tammy Duckworth made an appearance to support Joe Biden. Her pre-recorded video featured a camera angle that began at her legs and worked is way up to her face. This was clearly done to show off the fact she lost both of her legs in Iraq to give her words more credibility.
A strange zoom conference-type video was shown that featured former Democratic Presidential candidates Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang. The video was pretty awkward and cringe-worthy … probably because the DNC wanted to lighten the entire event up due to the general doom-and-gloom message of hopelessness and despair.
Speaking of awkward and cringe-worthy moments, Andrew Yang and Julia Louis Dreyfus had a minute-long skit of sorts where they repeatedly mispronounced Mike Pence’s name. Comedy is one thing, but that skit was nothing other than “cringe.” At another point during the DNC, Julia referred to the Vice President as Mike “Poonce.” The word “poonce” is a slang term in Australia that refers to gay males. No word from CNN on the usage of homophobic slurs at the Democratic National Convention.
Tulsi Gabbard was notably absent from the DNC altogether and she released a statement on Twitter saying that no one contacted her to be part of the event. Probably because she is too friendly to the right while at the same time having far-leftist ideals.
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Joe Biden’s son Hunter and daughter Ashley made a video appearance to support their father. Mainstream media refer to his adult offspring as his “surviving” children because his son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015 and his young daughter Naomi died in the same car crash the claimed the life of his wife in 1972. The phraseology from the media in reference to Biden’s children also serve the purpose of pulling on heartstrings, which was the general theme throughout the convention.
Biden’s Moment, Don’t Blow It
Biden delivered his speech to cap off the night and it clocked in at just under 25 minutes. Expectations for the speech were as low as they could be for anyone. The bar for success was literally on the floor. Anyone could have gotten over it, and Biden did. There was no falling on the ground or extreme verbal and/or mental mishaps aside from a few here and there. Just because his speech was not done poorly does not mean he looked well or that it was a good speech.
The former Vice President spoke about general topics that have been discussed over and over again throughout the entirety of the DNC. Orange man bad, Democrats good, that type of thing. It’s not quite clear if Biden’s speech was live or prerecorded. Either way, he did enough of a good job to gain praise from the general left and some right-wing wafflers like Chris Wallace of Fox News.
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