It was hump day yesterday, and both campaigns upped their output accordingly.
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, though I have previously been on the mailing lists of 28 Democratic candidates! This blog breaks down recent emails with charts and excerpts. If you already know all of this, feel free to skip to the next chart!
It took some time for the Trump emails to kick in, so I started officially tracking his list on July 7. I have been tracking Biden’s for longer, but I will start comparing them as of July 7. All of these emails are going to a new email, and I have not donated, filled out surveys, signed petitions, or otherwise interacted with either candidate’s emails.
The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump sent 9 emails, and Joe Biden sent a total of 4.
Biden has been fundraising off the convention, with a full 2 emails sent by Barack Obama on Wednesday (because he was speaking on Wednesday night at the convention), while Trump also was fundraising off the convention… and hate.
I can’t imagine living in an America where you genuinely believe everyone hates you. I can’t imagine living at all with this certain belief that everyone loathes me and is out to get me. America, to me, has always been overwhelming optimism and care. We may not always do the best thing, but we at least try, and we care about one another, because we are the United States of America.
And yet Trump preys on his supporters’ insecurities again and again with statements like this. I don’t hate conservative Americans. I don’t understand them, I hate how they are ruining things, but I don’t hate them. I don’t sit here wishing death and misery on my fellow Americans. I just wish some logical thinking and the ability to open their minds and hearts. That is not hate.
But perhaps the problem is that it’s pity… and they interpret pity as hate?
Regardless, Trump makes sure his supporters know that it’s their job to make the left cry before the left can destroy them. How?
Remember how I said he should have asked his supporters to wear masks by offering to sell them some himself? Remember that post about two weeks ago? REMEMBER?
Just for full disclosure: these face coverings are $15 on his website and come in more colors and styles, including ones that say MAGA, ones that are hot pink, ones that have a tasteful Trump-Pence logo in the bottom right (as tasteful as that logo can be), ones that are camo, and the face/neck gaiters that are said to be worse than wearing a mask at all (those are $18).
Quite honestly, this liberal would celebrate if she saw someone wearing one of these face coverings. It means that the person wearing it is taking the bare minimum of precaution to help America. I don’t care what you wear on your face, at this point, just cover up!
(And cover your nose too! That is a mucus membrane that you breathe through, thus taking particles in and spewing them out!)
While Trump surrogates Diamond and Silk go “Do you WANT another Obama? NO!,” Obama himself sends emails to the Democrats talking about how there is a politics of hope and a politics of cynicism, and we the Democrats choose hope. Biden has chosen hope. We should choose Biden.
I don’t know what part of that Diamond and Silk find so offensive, but I find it amusing that they are so opposed to hope and change and the power of our next generations. What do the Republicans stand for, these days?
Trump, however, was skirting closer and closer to violent rhetoric, telling us that we are in an all-out political WAR and it is up to us, his Presidential Defense Task Force, to step up and DEFEND THE WHITE HOUSE.
As if the miles of fences and barricades around it now because of some paint and crowds of peaceful protesters isn’t enough defense.
Reportedly, Trump is getting ideas for the Republican National Convention from watching the Democratic one. I’m tempted to say I’ll be watching, if only because America loves a train wreck… but at the same time, I can’t stand Trump’s face or his voice. I don’t know if I’ll be able to stomach it.