Friday, July 22, 2016

Peter Thiel Speech at the GOP Convention

Link to video

11 comments:

Leland said...

If you were watching it live on MSNBC, this video link is about the only way you'll get to hear it. Thanks Lem!

ndspinelli said...

Trump gave a shout out to the gays. He's down w/ queer nation.

Amartel said...

If you were watching this on MSNBC they talked over it because Republican gays aren't worth hearing.

Titus said...

I actually got very emotional after the response he received from the crowd. Same with Trump's comments.

AprilApple said...

MSNBC is the joke network.

AprilApple said...

On PBS, anytime a speaker would mention the fact that the press is in bed with democrats and Hillary, they would cough and press buttons and zero in on an interruption.

Great speech.

chickelit said...

I watched the speeches on CSpan. Who needs voice overs to tell you how to think?

I liked all the speakers.

ndspinelli said...

Titus, Good to see a straight comment from you. Well, as it were. On gayness, Trump is where the Republican party should have been a long time ago. Trump also gave a shout out to religious liberty. And, in what I saw as genuine self deprecation and introspection, told evangelicals he is not worthy of their love. He almost cried. If the guy could just show the non macho side that his kids talk about, a little more, I think he would get a lot of people, particularly women, on the fence.

ndspinelli said...

chick, C-Span is my go to venue for speeches, for the same reason as you.

edutcher said...

Thiel knows how Condi Rice felt about 14 years ago.

The Lefties are giving him the How Dast Thou treatment.

ndspinelli said...

If the guy could just show the non macho side that his kids talk about, a little more, I think he would get a lot of people, particularly women, on the fence.

Maybe. If you watched him over the years, the projection of confidence, etc., is his hallmark. This gets you through when things go bad in his line of work. You certainly don't want him going Boehner.

As for women, don't count them in Cacklepants' corner. If you've been following the background stuff, you know all the Women's candidate stuff isn't drawing them in the way they thought.

chick, C-Span is my go to venue for speeches, for the same reason as you.

If the past week is any indication, especially if Ailes wasn't running things, the talent might as well follow him out the door because the Murdoch brothers don't know what the Hell they're doing.

Nice to know about C-Span. IIRC, it wasn't always that way.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I thought Thiel's speech and the reaction to it was great. I thought Trump's shout out to gays was good, but adding the "Q" to the acronym hung him up a bit on the Teleprompter.