Between Trump’s campaign chairman lashing out against the Bush family, the #NeverTrump movement initiating a floor fight and the night ending in a controversy of plagiarism, the opening day of the Republican National Convention did not disappoint.
While the GOP race came to a swift (and ridiculous) conclusion by Wednesday night, the same can’t be said for the Democrats. Even though he won the Indiana primary, Bernie Sanders has a larger issue to face than an uphill delegate battle: accepting his race is over.
It’s been a busy week! Trump swept all five primary states on Tuesday. Ted Cruz made a Hail Mary VP selection in Carly Fiorina, and Bernie Sanders claimed he still had a pathway to the Democratic nomination. How appropriate that the week ended in a night of jokes at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
Since last week’s 5-state sweep by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Super Tuesday 3, supporters of Bernie Sanders have reacted on social media in such a way that suggests we may need a stronger word than hyperbole in the national lexicon to describe it.
Governor Nikki Haley’s GOP response to this year’s State of the Union was a reminder hers is the party of “personal responsibility.” This is a mantra that has felt at times abandoned by its representatives; seemingly replaced with “Thanks, Obama.”
On Wednesday, a New York Grand Jury made the decision to not indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. Pantaleo’s use of an NYPD prohibited choke-hold resulted in the death of the unarmed African-American Garner in July.
On the same day, NYPD Police Chief Joanne Jaffe tweeted #Wehearyou, a new hashtag aimed at strengthening community and police relations.
They are clearly having difficulty with hearing the words “I can’t breathe.”