Donkey vs. Elephant?

Now try getting out of the tree.

Now try getting out of the tree.

Not that this matters all that much, but this is interesting:

An average of approximately 24 million people watched Night 2 of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening across the broadcast networks and on cable news, according to ratings data from Nielsen.

Viewership declined from 26 million on Night 1 of the DNC, and was down slightly from 2012, when a cumulative audience of 25 million people tuned into Night 2. That said, the DNC drew a larger audience than the second night of the Republican National Convention, which averaged 19.4 million viewers in the early ratings last week.

From 10 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, when the broadcasters and cable news channels were all covering the DNC, CNN led the pack with an average of 5.93 million viewers, followed by NBC with 5.28 million, MSNBC with 3.83 million, ABC [I think they meant CBS] with 3.46 million, ABC with 2.95 million and Fox News with 2.85 million.

Here’s the RNC summary for Day 2:

Night 2 of the Republican National Convention saw ratings for Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and ABC decline from Night 1, even as the ratings on NBC rose. Compared to Night 2 of the RNC in 2012, however, CNN more than doubled its audience, while Fox News was down by nearly 2.5 million viewers.

From 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., when all of the networks were covering the convention, Fox News led the way with 5.26 million viewers, including 1.16 million in the core adults 25-54 demographic. NBC placed second in total viewers with 4.68 million, but first in the demo with 1.56 million. CNN averaged 3.06 million total viewers, and 944,000 demo viewers, while CBS averaged 2.54 million total viewers and 792,000 demo viewers, ABC 2.33 million viewers and 749,000 demo viewers, and MSNBC 1.53 million total viewers and 467,000 demo viewers.

In prime time, when only the cable news channels were wall to wall with convention coverage, Fox News averaged 4.84 million viewers, CNN 2.79 milion and MSNBC 1.54 million.

My speculation is that Wingnuttia has once again retreated to their notorious bubble, which is usually when the fun begins as they try to unskew the polls to show that they are winning. But what I think we are seeing is that there is much more interest in the DNC than the RNC (which I hope translates into engagement for the General Election).

I think this is significant when you consider that Fox News is essentially the mouth piece of the GOP.

Nielsen (and the networks) measure 2016 against 2012 typically, but not usually RNC vs. DNC. So… our results may vary and objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

Any statisticians in the crowd who want to look at this? 

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The Morning Quote

Trump Ballot BoxFormer Republican New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last night:

“Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s running his business? God help us. I am a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one.”

…and my favorite:

“Truth be told, the richest thing about Donald Trump is his hypocrisy.”

And coming from Bloomberg, that’s rich material.

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Hope Hicks! Tear Down That Wall!

But seriously, Hicks, you MUST address this:

“Post reporter Jose A. DelReal sought to cover Pence’s rally at the Waukesha County Exposition Center outside Milwaukee, but he was turned down for a credential beforehand by volunteers at a press check-in table. DelReal then tried to enter via the general-admission line … He was stopped there by a private security official who told him he couldn’t enter the building with his laptop and cellphone.

“When DelReal asked whether others attending the rally could enter with their cellphones, he said the unidentified official replied, ‘Not if they work for The Washington Post.’ After placing his computer and phone in his car, DelReal returned to the line and was detained again by security personnel, who summoned two county sheriff’s deputies. The officers patted down DelReal’s legs and torso, seeking his phone, the reporter said. When the officers — whom DelReal identified as Deputy John Lappley and Capt. Michelle Larsuel — verified that he wasn’t carrying a phone, the reporter asked to be admitted. The security person declined. ‘He said, ‘I don’t want you here. You have to go,’ DelReal said.”

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The wages of sin depend…

DWS eats an invisible dick

DWS eats an invisible dick

… on what kind of deal you make with the devil:

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) breathlessly tells us the latest dish (because it is completely unattributed) on serial-incompetent Debbie Wasserman Schultz and how she used the DNC as her own, personal promotion machine:

Democratic National Committee staff had sent the chair to the vice president armed with four specific requests for getting him involved in raising money for the party.

She decided to scrap them for two of her own.

First, she asked Biden to do a fundraiser for her own reelection to her House seat in Florida in the primary challenge she’s facing next month. He agreed.

The second was to get down to Boca Raton for [her daughter’s] mitzvah.

Unbelievable. There’s a lot more on how she kept allocating resources to her own campaign.

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One Lump of Stupid or Two, Donald?

Donald Blows His Own Horn

Donald Blows His Own Horn

Hair Furer Donald Trump:

“Her running mate Tim Kaine, who by the way did a terrible job in New Jersey — first act he did in New Jersey was ask for a $4 billion tax increase and he was not very popular in New Jersey and he still isn’t. … What? I mean Virginia.”

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Bad Signs, Cont.

Bad Signs

Look up in the sky, sheeple!

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

Future Spokesman for Hair Club for Men

Future Spokesman for Hair Club for Men

Marco ‘Big Gulp’ Rubio, the Cold Warrior for a New Generation, and beloved grandson figure of Wingnuts over the age of 65 and under the age of death, wants you to save the date!

The Florida Renewal Project cordially invites you to participate in its Rediscovering God in America Renewal Project with Special Guest U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Anyway, Li’l Marco will be sharing the stage with such luminaries as:

And so what do we make of this? Student Body Preznint for Life Marco Rubio is mosdef running in the 2020 Goat Rodeo.

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Glenn Beck Sidekick’s Plan: ‘It’s So Crazy It Might Just Work’

Free-range Conspiracy Theorist Glenn Beck

Free-range Conspiracy Theorist Glenn Beck

I’m laughing so hard I might just fart:

#Bailout2016 — the election bailout plan that could save us from both Trump and Hillary

We run an independent/third party conservative candidate —but in a different way than anyone is expecting. We need a massive election bailout, and this 0ur last chance. We need the Delorean to hit the wire while going exactly 88 miles per hour, just as lightning strikes the clock tower. But, as Doc and Marty proved…we can do it.

Oh, this is gonna be good.

First, don’t try to get to 270 electoral votes. If no candidate gets to 270, then the Constitution dictates that the incoming House of Representatives would vote for President. Each state delegation would get one vote. The good news? Republicans currently hold over 30 of the state delegations, and therefore would select the next President from the top three candidates with electoral votes. You must have at least one electoral vote to be considered.

Ah, the old throw it into the House gambit! What could go wrong? Well, this is such a Hail Mary pass to begin with, but wait until you see his list of possible candidates:

  • Ben Sasse
  • Mike Lee
  • Tom Coburn
  • JC Watts
  • Retired Governor/Military Guy/Elder Statesman judge/writer/commentator/think tank dude — etc.
  • David French
  • Brad Thor
  • Mitt Romney
  • Dick Cheney
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He Seems Nice, Cont.

Michael Savage:

I had no idea he ran a psycho psychic hotline. Miss Cleo better look over her shoulder!

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The Patriotism of Donald Trump UPDATED

Sweet Jeebus with an AOL account, really? Really? Hair Furer is encouraging hacking by foreign governments?

UPDATE 1:

For the love of Blog!

UPDATE 2: Mike Pence Runs For Cover

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