Trump’s VP: ‘Name Calling’ has no Place in Public Life


Donald Trump and Mike Pence may need to make communication great again.

While the Republican ticket was on the same page with its attack against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday, the tandem also got tangled up in mixed messaging on tactics.

Pence, speaking to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday morning, chafed at President Barack Obama’s prime-time convention speech in which he labeled Trump a homegrown demogogue — and then delivered an eyebrow-raising statement.

“I don’t think name calling has any place in public life, and I thought that was unfortunate that the president of the United States would use a term like that, let alone laced into a sentence like that,” Pence said.

The irony was made richer when Trump soon after launched a barrage of attacks at “Crooked Hillary Clinton” and “Little Michael Bloomberg.”

Question of the Day

This is probably absurd but I am dead serious with this question.

If the GOP nominee for president was Clint Eastwood’s empty chair, what percentage of the popular vote would it receive in the presidential election.
I’m thinking at least 39%. This probably could work also for some random inanimate object nominated by the Democrats too but this election they have a candidate that even if you don’t like her, she is fairly well qualified to hold political office. With Trump as their candidate, I don’t think the same can be said for the GOP.

Full Speech: President Obama addresses the DNC

Damn, that was good.

America has changed over the years. But these values my grandparents taught me — they haven’t gone anywhere. They’re as strong as ever; still cherished by people of every party, every race, every faith. They live on in each of us. What makes us American, what makes us patriots, is what’s in here. That’s what matters. And that’s why we can take the food and music and holidays and styles of other countries, and blend it into something uniquely our own. That’s why we can attract strivers and entrepreneurs from around the globe to build new factories and create new industries here. That’s why our military can look the way it does — every shade of humanity, forged into common service. That’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end.