Protestor lit flag on fire, then lit himself on fire, catching others on fire. Flames extinguished by firefighters. No serious injuries.— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) July 20, 2016
Tuesday night at the Trump Show wasn't quite as fun as Monday night. Ben Carson said some very Ben Carson things.
Don't think too hard about it. Carson also said last night that you have a brain but you only have one and you wouldn't want to hurt it. Anyway Lucifer is probably on Hillary's VP short list already. It says here she's looking for someone with national security bona fides.Ben Carson got a prime speaking slot at the convention on Tuesday evening, and he took a different approach at questioning Mrs. Clinton’s integrity. Digging into her college thesis about Saul Alinksy, the left-wing community organizer and radical, Mr. Carson suggested that Mrs. Clinton admired him. Then he pointed out that Mr. Alinsky had acknowledged Lucifer on the dedication page of one of his books, suggesting that such an association was somehow damning for Mrs. Clinton.“Are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model someone who acknowledges Lucifer?” Mr. Carson asked. “Think about that.”
Also on Tuesday, Chris Christie held some kind of mock trial of Hillary Clinton empaneling the delegates as his jury. Here's what that looked like, in case you missed it.
The highlight was supposed to be the Trump children delivering frightening quasi-fascist addresses. And, sure, they did that. But it still wasn't as compelling as the central mystery of this convention. That mystery being, is this all some kind of joke or what? Tuesday's evidence is as follows.
1) A Nevada delegate was suspiciously bad at being from Nevada.
The Nevada Republican Party chair proudly proclaimed his state pride by misidentifying its capital city in front of thousands of attendees while casting the state's votes for the GOP nominee at the convention.2) They switched Chis Coxes on us.
"We're very proud of our nation," Michael McDonald said. "From the great shores of Lake Tahoe to the most entertaining capital city, Las Vegas, Nevada, this time, what's said in Las Vegas will not stay in Las Vegas!"
3) For the second night in a row, they RickRolled everyone again.Tuesday evening, chief NRA lobbyist Chris Cox appeared at the Republican National Convention to speak about guns, guns and guns, which was kind of strange, really, given the night’s official theme was “Make America Work Again.”A paper schedule handed out by the party Tuesday morning may offer some insight: It, like the convention’s official app, lists an entirely different Chris Cox, the former congressman who once chaired the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
I'd say heads exploded but the arena, as has often been the case this week, was practically empty at that point.