Nothing specifically. In case you missed it: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPTHWCxQNFg&w=560&h=315] But if you listen carefully to his radio show today, you will pick-up several veiled references to the incident amid the obsessive fear-mongering that is a daily staple of the show. In hour one, Metaxas has a conversation with his regular guest, right-wing commentary John Zmirak. Listen here (Part 1): At the 9:35 mark, Metaxas facetiously introduces … [Read more...] about Court evangelical Eric Metaxas threw a punch at an anti-Trump protester on Thursday night. What did he say about it today?
2020 Democratic National Convention
Desperation in Trumpland
Trump seems desperate after the wildly successful DNC convention. Granted, Biden and his team did not have to do any magic tricks to define themselves over and against Trump. The bar was pretty low. The Biden campaign claims to have raised $70 million during the convention. Trump's convention begins this week. This morning on Twitter we got a pretty good sense of what we can expect: In New Jersey they want you to certify that you asked for the Universal Mail-In Ballot that … [Read more...] about Desperation in Trumpland
Night four at the 2020 DNC convention
It was a great night for the Democratic Party. I don't think they could have done this convention any better. Frankly, it may have been more effective than a traditional arena convention. The GOP has a tough act to follow. Below are a few thoughts, based on some of my live-tweeting. Let's start with the segment on Biden's Christian faith: A few thousand white evangelicals from Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Arizona might decide this election: This section … [Read more...] about Night four at the 2020 DNC convention
Barack Obama’s 2020 DNC convention address, democratic virtues, and the failure of Trumpism
Watch Barack Obama speak to the nation on Wednesday night from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bps3m4eFTuE&w=560&h=315] Obama's choice of venues speaks volumes. At a time when many on the Left are disparaging the American Revolution as racist or built upon slavery, Obama chose to give his DNC 2020 convention speech at a museum that commemorates the ideas behind the American Revolution and the U.S. … [Read more...] about Barack Obama’s 2020 DNC convention address, democratic virtues, and the failure of Trumpism
What are the court evangelicals saying about day 3 of the DNC convention?
Last night we heard from Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, and Kamala Harris. So what are the court evangelicals saying? Johnnie Moore, the man who describes himself as a "modern-day Dietrich Bonhoeffer": “I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.” Colossians 2:4 — Rev. Johnnie Moore ن (@JohnnieM) August 20, 2020 Moore tweeted the above Bible verse while Barack Obama was speaking last night. On Monday night, as the DNC was … [Read more...] about What are the court evangelicals saying about day 3 of the DNC convention?
What are the court evangelicals saying about the DNC convention?
We have now had two nights of the DNC convention. Let's check-in on the court evangelicals: I think this must have been taped before the convention, but watch Eric Metaxas and John Smirak mock Kamala Harris's first name. And then they compare Harris to Jim Jones and Jonestown. Finally, they take more shots at Biden's faith and the Catholic church. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjdXPsmdsoQ&w=560&h=315] Metaxas continues to cash-in on the Trump presidency. … [Read more...] about What are the court evangelicals saying about the DNC convention?
Night two (Tuesday) at the DNC convention
Here are some of my tweets from last night with additional context. My twitter followers seemed to be split 50-50 on this take: Obama could not get away w/his 2004 national unity speech today. After night 1 of #DNC2020, it seems like the 2020 #DemocraticParty is a hodgepodge of identity groups that seems ready to shatter at any moment. In this cycle anti-Trumpism is the only thing holding it together. — John Fea (@JohnFea1) August 19, 2020 Yes, the Democratic Party is … [Read more...] about Night two (Tuesday) at the DNC convention
Charlie Kirk of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center has a Twitter meltdown while watching the DNC convention
It got pretty ugly. Liberty University's Falkirk Center is partially named after Trump wonder-boy Charlie Kirk: Michelle Obama and her husband hate America. — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 18, 2020 Michelle Obama and her husband hate America. — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 18, 2020 Bernie Sanders is a Communist. He was given a primetime spot to speak at the Democrat National Convention. The Democrat Party is embracing Communism. That is the true nature of … [Read more...] about Charlie Kirk of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center has a Twitter meltdown while watching the DNC convention
Michelle Obama’s DNC convention speech was deeply Christian
After the first night of the Democratic National Convention I tuned into Fox News. Laura Ingraham was on the air and, as might be expected, she was trashing the convention. I stopped watching after about forty minutes of analysis from Eric Trump, Ted Cruz, and other conservative pundits. Cruz actually said that the reason the Democrats are pushing for mail-in-ballots and the funding of the United States Postal Service is because they know it leads to voter fraud. Cruz has … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama’s DNC convention speech was deeply Christian
Springsteen at the Democratic National Convention 2020
The Rising: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KExE6wL_GFM&w=560&h=315] It looks like QAnon, Steve Bannon, and evangelicals do not have a monopoly on the #GreatAwakening … [Read more...] about Springsteen at the Democratic National Convention 2020
Today in Trumpland
The Democratic National Convention starts tonight. Even if we just considered what happened today, the speakers at the DNC will have a lot to work with. So what did happen in Trumpland today? Miles Taylor, who was a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under Trump, endorsed Joe Biden. According to Taylor, Trump used the DHS "for his political benefit." Taylor says that "years of DHS planning" for something like the coronavirus "have been largely … [Read more...] about Today in Trumpland
Does Bernie Sanders Still Want to Challenge the Rules of the Democratic Convention?
Joe Biden had a big night on Super Tuesday. He now has the delegate lead. It is likely that he will still have the delegate lead when the 2020 Democratic National Convention begins on July 13th in Milwaukee. Here are the convention rules regarding the selection of a presidential nominee: A candidate will need 1,991 of the 3,979 pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination on the first ballot. Per the Democratic National Committee, a candidate needs a majority of … [Read more...] about Does Bernie Sanders Still Want to Challenge the Rules of the Democratic Convention?