The Democratic National Convention opens today in the City of Brotherly Love — Philadelphia.  Or, I heard it described when we lived there, the City of Brotherly Shove.

Earlier today, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed off the stage.  But who would’ve thought that Bernie fans would boo during the opening invocation?

The most ironic part is when she is literally praying for unity as this chaos unfolds:

And on the Republican side of the “unity” coin, there’s this.

 

Some things you just have to hear with your own ears to believe, but the GOP nominee just said that the National Enquirer should win a Pulitzer…  and then he went on and on about how Ted Cruz’s father had a friendship with Lee Harvey Oswald

“There was a picture on the front page of the National Enquirer, which does have credibility,” he said, before adding that the tabloid “should be very respected.”

Of course, this is in reference to this:

In May, Trump had said to Fox News, “You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot….Right prior to his [Kennedy’s] being shot, and nobody even brings it up. I mean, they don’t even talk about that. That was reported and nobody talks about it.”

The story Trump referenced had appeared in the National Enquirer and was immediately debunked. The Washington Post said Trump had made “a ridiculous claim.” Politifact concurred, saying that the photograph was “too degraded to offer much confidence,” and experts it consulted “consider Trump’s claim implausible at best and ridiculous at worst.”

Trump also said Friday that Ted Cruz never verified that that the photo didn’t depict his father.

But Trump didn’t want to let that die.  He recently reignited the claim by saying, “Ted never denied that it was his father. This had nothing to do with me. Except I might have pointed it out. But it had nothing to do with me. I have no control over anything. I might have pointed it out. But they never denied — did anybody ever deny that it was the father [of Ted Cruz]? They’re not saying, ‘Oh, that wasn’t really my father.'”

As Mark Meckler recently wrote in The Daily Caller, every American instinctively knows that the dysfunctional DNC and RNC will not save us.  “We must reclaim what is rightfully ours, as established in America’s founding documents. Politicians can’t save us and so-called journalists are not on our side. They’re the very reason we are in this mess in the first place.”

About The Author

Nancy French

Nancy French is a three-time New York Times best-selling author. Her most recent books include a collaboration with Sarah Palin on her new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas and with famous Chinese dissident Bob Fu on his book God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Other books include Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War which she co-authored with her husband David French. She also collaborated with Bristol Palin on her book Not Afraid of Life: My Story So Far and with Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson’s A Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams. She also wrote Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle. She is the editor of the Faith and Family Channel on Patheos, writes for National Review Online and Rare magazine, and has written in numerous publications, such as USA Today, Parents magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.   She and her husband David have a home in Franklin, Tennessee, where they and their three children attend Zion Presbyterian Church (PCA).

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