You can always count on the Washington Post’s fake ‘conservative’ writer Jennifer Rubin for the wrong take on almost any situation.
Her comment on the speakers at the RNC was true to form. But indeed, it says so much about what she and her Democratic friends think about Americans.
other than Tim Scott and Nikki Haley the lineup tonight is a bunch of nobodies – and a Trump relative. I think of Dorothy Parker's witticism – it runs the gamut from A to B
— Jennifer 'Vote Early' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 24, 2020
“Other than Tim Scott and Nikki Haley the lineup tonight is a bunch of nobodies – and a Trump relative. I think of Dorothy Parker’s witticism – it runs the gamut from A to B.”
Oh, how witty.
She reads the list of speakers and sees “a bunch of nobodies.” It’s that kind of elitism that people rejected when they voted for President Donald Trump.
When I saw the list, I saw the whole skein of the Trump presidency, with his policies exemplified by the Americans who would be speaking. While Joe Biden spoke empty words about what he wanted to do, plagiarizing his 2008 acceptance speech, with nothing to back up the words, Trump is showing you the concrete results of his actions with the real people he’s helped and the things for which he is fighting. It’s what he did in his State of the Union which was so brilliant. Indeed the theme of the convention is “Honoring the Great American Story.”
These Americans are not “nobodies” even if the Democrats don’t understand who they are or why their stories are important. It’s because they don’t understand these stories that they fail.
But Trump does understand and that’s the remarkable thing about the list. It’s regular Americans (apart from the politicians and the Trump family/advisers).
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
Former Ambassador Nikki Haley
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones
Amy Johnson Ford
Mark and Patricia McCloskey
Donald Trump, Jr.
First Lady Melania Trump
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jeanette Nuñez
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Mary Ann Mendoza
Vice President Mike Pence
Second Lady Karen Pence
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell
Sister Dede Byrne
President Donald J. Trump
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J.
Carl and Marsha Mueller
I’ll just pick out some of the “nobodies.”
There’s Alice Johnson, who many (not Jennifer Rubin) may recognize as the person who Trump pardoned with the intercession of Kim Kardashian, to highlight Trump’s criminal justice reform including the First Step Program.
There’s Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Mueller, who was held hostage by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Trump defeated the ISIS state and killed Baghdadi. Trying to save Americans held hostage overseas has also clearly been a personal mission for Trump.
There’s Jason Joyce, an eighth generation lobsterman from Maine. Trump has been trying to help the lobstermen in Maine and just made a major agreement on Friday that helped them by getting EU tariffs removed from lobsters, something that hasn’t gotten any attention at all, but will be a huge benefit to the lobstermen.
There’s Tanya Weinreis, the first small business owner in Montana to apply for and receive a PPP loan to help her coffee business survive. Trump championed the PPP and refunding it, while Democrats played politics with it and delayed aid to people.
There’s Ryan Holets, a police officer who adopted a baby who was addicted to opioids because of her mother’s addiction. First Lady Melania Trump has made fighting opioid abuse a priority of hers.
There’s Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son was killed by an illegal alien. That is one of Trump’s main concerns and if we haven’t heard much about that lately, it’s because with all the effort plus new wall building, as well as Trump’s deal with Mexico, he’s effectively reduced a lot of the huge influx.
There’s Nicholas Sandmann and the McCloskeys who were demonized by Democrats and media, and put through the wringer because of it. They show the need to protect the fundamental rights to the First and the Second Amendment.
There’s Sgt. Ann Dorn, the wife of David Dorn, the retired police captain, who was killed in Missouri during rioting. She herself is a police officer. Trump has been a great supporter of the police and has condemned the riots and has a DOJ task force working on related crimes as well as agents tasked to a variety of cities that have experienced greater violence.
There isn’t anyone on the list who will be calling to abolish the police or capitalism. None of the radicalism or extremism of the Democratic convention, but truly honoring and holding up the American story.
These regular American speakers are not “nobodies.” They are Americans whose stories are important and we should know. Thanks to the RNC, we will know them better.