The first day of the Republican National Convention revealed a cavernous divide between the Republicans versus the Democrats — The real versus the imagined.
The Democrats, who use the word “re-imagine” frequently, have re-imagined America as the land of oppression. Their identity politics brings together the oppressed: women, minorities, LGBTQ people, Muslims, Blacks, et. al. and they commiserate about the “apartheid” nation, America. With the aid of mainstream media, leftist academics, and Hollywood celebrities, and fabulously wealthy professional athletes, they condemn America and long for the day when white supremacy will be overthrown, police will be abolished, and America is just one big suburban Shangrila. Then they can “finally” be proud.
Democrats presented this dark and twisted vision of America at their convention not only to Americans but to the world. “Vote for us,” they say. “We will dispel the darkness, we will return the nation to a safe and decent place.” While making those promises, they failed to take credit for their part in creating the darkness, hellishness and racial division being acted out in American cities right now.
On the other hand, the RNC themed their convention “Honoring the Great American Story,” supported by many speakers talking about the promise of America and their hope for even greater opportunity in the future if Donald Trump is reelected while also warning of the dangers posed by Democrats in power.
The speakers on Day one included former NFL star Herschel Walker; Natalie Harp, a cancer survivor; Maximo Alvarez; Kimberly Guilfoyle; and the president’s son Donald Trump Jr., a frequent target of the leftist smear machine.
Herschel Walker shared his memories of his friendship with Donald Trump and rejected the idea that Trump is a racist.
It hurt my soul to hear the terrible names that people called Donald. The worst one was racist. I take it as a personal insult that people would think that I’ve had a 37-year friendship with a racist.
Harp told a compelling story of the opportunity President Trump’s willingness to try new treatments gave to her. One immediately thinks of the hope the president had in using Hydroxychloroquine off label to treat COVID-19, or “the Chinese plague,” as some refer to it. Harp was standing on the stage as a survivor because she was given the opportunity to try.
Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban refugee, and an American citizen and success story, movingly warned America to reject the socialism the Democrats are trying to foist onto America. He reminded Americans that if the left is allowed to win this election, there is nowhere else to go.
Alvarez warned, “I am here to remind you, we cannot let them take over our country. I heard the promises of Fidel Castro, and I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who suffered, and starved, and died because they believed those empty promises.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom and the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., spoke about being a first-generation American. Her voice was powerful as she rehearsed what President Trump accomplished in his first term. She urged Americans to not let the Democrats take away the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. She finished off with President Trump’s signature line, “the best is yet to come.”
Donald Trump Jr. in his characteristically energetic and invigorating style, attacked the left for their deadly partisanship, while strongly defending the president’s actions. Trump Jr. minced no words and displayed a strong grasp on the issues facing America and the dangers of a Biden presidency. He warned that under Biden the silent majority will become the “silenced” majority. Donald Trump Jr. 2024 anyone?
The difference is clear: vote for the darkness of the Democrats, or vote for the opportunity of President Trump.
Go here to see the RNC.