The 2016 Republican National Convention wrapped up their proceedings last night reminding us that the GOP is still the party of wealthy old white men. Seven out of nine speakers on Thursday night were millionaires and billionaires, including gay Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel.
by Roy Steele
Cleveland, Ohio --- After three days of chaos and disunity in Cleveland, the Republican Party wrapped up their quadrennial gathering last night with an acceptance speech by their nominee for President and the requisite balloon drop. The majority of delegates at the Quicken Loans Arena were ready to cheer, dance and have a party.
There was little talk about Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech, and just a few whispers about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) being booed off the stage, with just a passing mention of the missing host state governor John Kasich (R-OH). The GOP candidate for Vice President, governor Mike Pence (R-IN), was largely a wall ornament during the festive proceedings.