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Rand Paul Confronted By Protestors after Republican National Convention, Claims He Was 'Attacked by an angry mob' - VIDEO

Rand Paul Confronted By Protestors after Republican National Convention, Claims He Was ‘Attacked by an angry mob’ – VIDEO

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul one of the more controversial members of the GOP party was surrounded by a group of vocal protesters overnight which he hyperbolically stated “threatened his life” as he was heading back to his hotel in Washington D.C. from the White House following the conclusion of the Republican National Convention.

“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House,” Paul wrote in a tweet at 1:39 a.m. Friday. “Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”

Videos show protesters surrounding Paul and his wife, Kelley, on a crowded block in Washington D.C. Protesters are chanting “no justice, no peace” and “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”

In Paul’s home state of Kentucky, protesters in Louisville have been marching for more than 90 days to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman and emergency room technician who was unarmed when killed by police inside her home in March.

Major Cities Across America Reject Hosting the Next Republican National Convention

Major Cities Across America Reject Hosting the Next Republican National Convention

Via The Hill

Cities across the country are turning down the opportunity to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, where Donald Trump is expected to be nominated for a second term.

“Most of the cities that have turned down the RNC are Democratic cities,” said Evan Siegfried, a New York-based Republican strategist.

“Their leaders do not want to suffer blowback with their residents for hosting Trump and neither do they want to have local business owners angry because protestors smashed their store windows.”

Any convention attracts protestors, but the interest and passion stirred up in the Trump era, breathlessly covered by cable news networks, is expected to attract throngs of presidential critics to a host city in 2020.

Adam Bruns, managing editor at Site Selection magazine, said any city hoping to host a mammoth event like a political convention would have to take security, protests and disruption into account.

“Unlike most corporate site selections, conventions bring armies of protestors — virtually a complete menu of side evens with their own security and traffic demands,” Bruns said.

Only three cities are even in the running to host the GOP in 2020 — and only one, Charlotte, N.C., is public and open about its interest.

As for the Democrats they are currently reviewing bids from at least eight cities.

Well for the RNC they can always have it at Mar-a-Largo!

Dan Savage Bitchslaps Log Cabin Republican Quislings: Get Your Tongues Out Of Donald Trump’s Ass

Dan Savage (r) tells Gregory T. Angelo (l) and LCR's to stop licking Trump's ass
Dan Savage (r) tells Gregory T. Angelo (l) and LCR’s to stop licking Trump’s ass

 

“The Log Cabin Republicans have been working to “transform the GOP from the inside” for forty years and not only hasn’t it gotten better, it’s gotten worse. The 2016 Republican Platform, adopted today without a peep of protest from Log Cabin Republicans, is worse on LGBT issues than any Republican Party Platform in history. Worse than the GOP platform in 1980, when the religious right was ascendent; worse than the GOP platform in 1984, when AIDS hysteria was at its peak; worse than the GOP platform in 1992, when delegates to the RNC were waving “Family Values Forever! Gay Rights Never!” signs on the floor of the convention in Houston. Worst. Platform. Ever. Log Cabin Republicans spent months wriggling their tongues up Donald Trump‘s ass and this is the thanks they get.”

“Whatever the Log Cabin Republicans think they’re doing “inside” the Republican Party, it isn’t working, it’s never worked, and they need to stop pretending it’ll ever work. GOP.”

“You can affiliate yourself with the GOP or you can advocate for equal rights for LGBT people. You can’t do both at once—and anyone who claims to be doing both is lying.” – Dan Savage via The Stranger

Tim Tebow To Teabag GOP Political Elite At Republican National Convention – Speaker List Announced

Tim Tebow is so GAY

 

It’s like a Who’s Who of cra-cra.

Via New York Times:

A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct.

Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, has been promising a different kind of Republican National Convention, and plans obtained by The New York Times show that he is eager to put his showbiz stamp on the party’s gathering, even as he struggles to attract A-list talent.

The roster of speakers obtained by The Times, and confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning, reveals a lineup lacking many of the party’s rising stars. Instead, it features some of Mr. Trump’s eclectic collection of friends, celebrities and relatives, from his Slovenian supermodel wife to professional golfer Natalie Gulbis.

But what is striking, as much as who is on the list, is who is not. Several figures Mr. Trump had said he would invite to speak, like the boxing promoter Don King and Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, were not included. Neither was Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, a hugely popular figure in the key state of New Hampshire.

The full list so far:

Pastor Mark Burns
Phil Ruffin
Congressman Ryan Zinke
Pat Smith
Mark Geist
John Tiegen
Congressman Michael McCaul
Sheriff David Clarke
Congressman Sean Duffy
Darryl Glenn
Senator Tom Cotton
Karen Vaughn
Governor Mike Huckabee
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Melania Trump
Senator Joni Ernst
Kathryn Gates-Skipper
Marcus Luttrell
Dana White
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Michael Mukasey
Andy Wist
Senator Jeff Sessions
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
Alex Smith
Speaker Paul Ryan
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Kerry Woolard .
Senator Shelley Moore Capito
Dr. Ben Carson
Co-Chair Sharon Day
Natalie Gulbis
Kimberlin Brown
Antonio Sabato, Jr.
Peter Thiel
Eileen Collins
Senator Ted Cruz
Newt Gingrich
Michelle Van Etten
Lynne Patton
Eric Trump
Harold Hamm
Congressman Chris Collins
Brock Mealer
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
Governor Mary Fallin
Darrell Scott
Lisa Shin
Governor Rick Scott
Chairman Reince Priebus
Tom Barrack
Ivanka Trump
Attorney General Pam Bondi
Jerry Falwell Jr.
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Chris Cox
Senator Mitch McConnell
Tiffany Trump
Governor Chris Christie
Donald J. Trump Jr.
Governor Scott Walker