On the final night of the 2016 Republican National Convention, PayPal founder Peter Thiel announced, "I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American.” The announcement itself was no surprise, since Thiel was openly "gay." If anything was surprising, it was the reaction by the ostensibly conservative crowd. Thiel received a standing ovation. The queering of the GOP is officially in full bloom.
In his acceptance speech, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump slams Obama/Clinton economic, immigration, trade, foreign and military policies, and says “I, alone can fix” the broken system.
As the apparent public revolt against establishment elites continues to gain momentum, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen is aiming to bring down the establishment's main man in Congress: House Speaker Paul Ryan. Running on a pro-Constitution, pro-jobs platform, the outsider candidate is closing in on Ryan, according to polls. With the tide increasingly turning against politicians viewed as part of the establishment — often ridiculed as “Rino” for being a “Republican In Name Only,” Ryan is the epitome of an establishment politician — media reports suggest the embattled Speaker of the House is getting nervous. Some polls even show Nehlen in the lead as the August 9 primary approaches.
The final day of the convention not only starred Donal Trump but also put the spotlight on the national GOP's "big tent" approach on moral issues — by featuring as speakers religious-right conservative Jerry Falwell, Jr. and avowed homosexual Peter Thiel.
As chances continue to improve that Hillary Clinton will name Virginia Democrat Senator Tim Kaine as her vice-presidential running mate later this afternoon, a closer look at the affable, non-controversial socialist reveals a man not likely to interfere with the Clinton presidency if she wins in November.