(ConservativePeak.com)- The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday night, with much of the focus on why voters should hate President Donald Trump, instead of what good the Democrats could do for America.
The all-virtual event included prior recordings as well as live speeches given from some prominent Democrats. The two most prominent were given by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders – presidential candidate Joe Biden’s biggest rival – as well as former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Obama closed out the night with some particularly harsh words about the president. In part, she said:
“Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is.
“If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change in this election.”
Sanders took a similar tone in his speech, saying:
“I and my family and many of yours know the insidious way authoritarianism destroys democracy, decency and humanity. As long as I am here, I will work with progressives, with moderates and, yes, with conservatives to preserve this nation from a threat that so many of our heroes fought and died to defeat.
“Many of the ideas we fought for that just a few years ago were considered radical are now mainstream. But let us be clear. If Donald Trump is re-elected, all the progress we have made will be in jeopardy.”
Democrats even enlisted the help of Republicans who have turned their back on the party because of Trump.
John Kasich, the former governor of Ohio who ran an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, said:
“I’m a lifelong Republican, but that attachment holds second place to my responsibility to my country.”
Kasich said he’s “proud” to be a Republican, but Trump “belies those principles.”
Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, who also served as the chief of the EPA under President George W. Bush, questioned:
“What am I doing here? This isn’t about a Republican or Democrat. This is about a person.”
Once again, Democrats have decided that their best course of action is to attack Trump, rather than focus on what good they believe they could do for this country if Biden were to be elected into the White House. It’s a strategy that Hillary Clinton adopted in 2016, and we all know how that went.
Following the speeches from the two Republicans, Chris Christie – a former Republican presidential candidate himself, as well as a former governor of New Jersey – said those endorsements would have “zero” impact on the election.
Of Kasich, Christie said:
“Do you know how many Republican governors – of his colleagues, his sitting colleagues at the time – endorsed John Kasich? Zero. The reason they didn’t endorse him is because he’s a backstabber and he’s an untruthful guy.”