Dem Convention Day 4 redacted tweets
DAY 4 of the 2016 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
met in the Wells Fargo Center: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday, July 29, 2016
by RICHARD E. BERG-ANDERSSON
EDITOR's NOTE: All Tweets below have been redacted (where necessary) within their original sequence.
As I watch these 21st Century National Conventions, I often find myself wondering what some *19th Century* delegate would think of them
Session of Thursday 28 July 2016
The Convention is called from recess by Permanent Chair Marcia Fudge at 4:16 PM EDT [2016 GMT]
The Invocation at the Convention is led by Kevin Washo, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Host Committee
[Good ol'] Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church gives the first part of the Invocation
The "Good Ol' " refers back to what I tweeted out when Archbishop Demetrios also appeared before the GOP Convention in Cleveland last week
Rev. Bernice King- daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- gives the next part of the Invocation
Isleta Pueblo Governor Paul Torres of New Mexico offers the last part of the Invocation before the Convention
Presentation of Colors before the Convention by the 3rd Regiment Infantry, United States Colored Troops (Civil War reenacters)
The Pledge of Allegiance before the Convention is led by three newly naturalized citizens
Star Swain, a school principal from Florida, sings the National Anthem
The Colors are now retired
Officers of the Democratic National Committee come before the Convention to offer various routine resolutions
These honorary resolutions are approved 'viva voce' by the Convention
Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, addresses the Convention
Karpinski: "We're naming Donald Trump to our 'Dirty Dozen' list: dirty, dangerous, denying Donald"
State Representative Peggy Flanagan from Minnesota speaks before the Convention
Flanagan (a Native American Indian [Ojibwe tribe]) "Despite all that has happened to our People... we are still here!"
Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida is next to speak to the Convention
Deutch: "Electing Hillary Clinton is not about making History, it is about our future"
Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa [who had chaired the 2012 Dem Convention), addresses this Convention
Villaraigosa: "I speak for 11 million often forgotten people and their families... hardworking... God-fearing" [=undocumented immigrants]
Villaraigosa: [Donald Trump] "would not only deport our neighbors and our families, he would vanquish the Dream"
Villaraigosa: "We have always been stronger when we integrate, not segregate... bring all the flock in"
Former South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers now speaks before the Convention
Jaime Harrison, chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, addresses the Convention
Harrison: "We can't go back to that old America-- we can't go back to that old South. Democrats believe in a new South"
Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, speaks before the Convention
Grirffin: "I want to remind Donald Trump... the LGBTQ Community is as diverse as the fabric of the Nation"
An announcement is made to the #DemConvention regarding a later 'Card Stunt'
Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana addresses the Convention
Richmond: "When our kids have better access to guns and drugs than they do to textbooks and computers, we have miles to go before we sleep"
State Representative Crisanta Duran of Colorado (Majority Leader of the CO State House) speaks before the Convention
Congresswoman Gwen Moore from Wisconsin addresses the Convention
Moore: "Too many women know where... toxic language leads... Our voices matter and we will not shut up!"
State Representative Raumesh Akbari from Tennessee speaks before the Convention
Akbari: [Donald Trump is] "a man who has defined his campaign on words that divide us and walls that divide us"
State Senator Ruben Kihuen from Nevada speaks before the Convention
Kihuen (a Congressional candidate): [Donald Trump & the GOP] "believe in building walls and pitting Americans against each other"
Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter addresses the Convention
Nutter: "Complicated problems don't have simple solutions... [Hillary Clinton] gets stuff done"
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri speaks before the Convention
Cleaver: [to Republicans] "If your Party is no longer becoming to you, then you should be coming to us... it is not Midnight in America"
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York addresses the Convention
Maloney: [on the US Supreme Court decision legalizing Same-Sex Marriage] "It's a beautiful thing when your country catches up to you"
Maloney next introduces LGBTQ leaders sharing the Convention stage with him
Sarah McBride of the Human Rights Campaign becomes the first Transgender to address a National Party Convention
McBride: "[Will] we be a Nation where everyone has the freedom to live openly and equally... stronger together?"
McBride: "Today, in America, LGBTQ people are still being targeted by hate that lives in laws and in hearts"
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, addresses the Convention
Huerta: "We are going to take our Latino power and we're going to use it in November"
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty of Ohio speaks before the Convention
Beatty: [Donald Trump] "is the most divisive and ill-prepared candidate... looking to wind back the clock on all the progress we have made"
The band- led by Rickey Minor- is acknowledged at the Convention
Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota addresses the Convention
Dayton: [Donald Trump] "has stepped on others just to climb a little higher himself-- and now he wants to step on us"
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, speaks before the Convention
Garcetti: [on the large Hispanic population of Los Angeles] "We expect Donald Trump to build a wall around us"
Garcetti: "America doesn't need a political pyromaniac for President"
Katie McGinty, a candidate for the US Senate from Pennsylvania, speaks befoe the Convention
McGinty: "Success is not a product of pedigree: no, if you want to succeed, you just have to give it your all every day"
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (a U.S. Senate candidate and wounded Iraq War veteran) comes before the Convention
Duckworth: "This is the greatest Nation on Earth... a Nation that says, if you keep working hard, we won't abandon you"
Duckworth: [to Donald Trump] "I didn't put my life on the line to defend our Democracy so that you could invite Russia to interfere in it"
A video- re: Stronger Together (the theme of the final evening of the Democratic Convention)- is shown
Singer/songwriter Carole King comes before the Convention to perform 'You've Got a Friend'
A short video of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail is shown to the Convention
Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina addresses the Convention
Clyburn: [Hillary Clinton] "embodies our Nation's motto-- 'E Pluribus Unum'-- 'out of many, one' "
Clyburn: "America is good, but it can be better-- America is great, but it can be greater"
A video about the Democratic female US Senators is shown to the Convention
The Democratic women of the US Senate take the Convention stage
Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the dean of female US Senators, addresses the Convention
Mikulski: "Families of America, it's time to suit up: women, put your lipstick on- men, polish those shoes... put Hillary in the White House"
Senator Patty Murray of Washington speaks before the Convention
Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan addresses the Convention
Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington speaks to the Convention
Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota addresses the assembled
Klobuchar: "The Senators up here are women of steel and Hillary Clinton is a woman of steel"
Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri takes the Convention podium
Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire addresses the Convention
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York speaks before the Convention
Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin takes the podium at the Convention
Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii addresses the Convention
Hirono: "The most effective change is to take a seat at the table"
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts comes to the Convention podium
Senator Barbara Boxer of California speaks to the Convention
The Democratic women of the US Senate hold hands and raise them together before departing the Convention stage
Marlon Marshall, Director of States & Political Engagement for the Hillary Clinton campaign, addresses the Convention
Marshall introduces several 'Watch Parties' (appearing 'live' via video link) to the Convention
Another 'She's With Us' video (about undocumented immigrants) is shown to the Convention
Lorella Praeli, subject of that video & Latino Outreach Director for Hillary Clinton's campaign, addresses the Convention
Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas speaks before the Convention
Castro: "Prosperity... National Security... and Justice [are] not... zero sum game[s]... not games at all"
Castro: "We can back our brave men and women in Blue and still believe that Black lives matter"
Sheila E and the E Family perform for the Convention
Another 'Donald Decoded' video is shown to the Convention
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York addresses the Convention
Cuomo: "I want to begin by acknowledging my father, who we lost last year: Mario Cuomo... he loved being a Democrat"
Cuomo: "We heard Republicans lay out their strategy: unfortunately, it offered no new solutions... their plan is to fan the flames of fear"
Cuomo: [Republicans say] "Be afraid of people who are different... and they believe the Nation will automatically rise: it's not right"
Cuomo: [Democrats] "have a different vision: we're not going back, we're going forward"
Cuomo: "The strongest four letter word is not 'Hate', but 'Love' "
Cuomo: "When one of us is raised, we are all raised-- and, when one of us is lowered, we are all lowered"
Cuomo: "We are red, we are white, we are blue and these are the only colors that matter in the United States of America"
A video introduces former US House Speaker/current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi before she addresses the Convention
Pelosi: [on fighting ISIS] "We must be strong and smart, not reckless and rash"
Pelosi: [on restricting access to guns by potential terrorists] "If you're on the 'no fly' list, you should be on the 'no buy' list"
Pelosi: [Elections should be based on] "the voice of the voters, not the pocketbooks of the powerful...a government of the many, not... of the money"
Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio speaks before the Convention
Ryan: "Donald Trump is not on our side. But you know who is? Hillary Clinton!"
Ryan: "Our workers deserve respect, they deserve piece of mind and... they deserve a piece of the pie"
A video of Tony Goldwyn in the Assembly chamber of Independence Hall in Philadelphia is shown to the Convention
Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado addresses the Convention
Husband and wife actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen take the Convention podium
Danson: "Anybody can brag, anyone can talk-- [Hillary Clinton's] is the poetry of doing"
Danson and Steenburgen introduce six ordinary Americans to the Convention
Henrietta Ivey, a home care worker from Detroit, addresses the Convention
Dave Wils of the Young Democrats of North Carolina speaks before the Convention
Beth Mathias of Ohio (who holds multiple jobs, as does her husband) comes to the Convention podium
Jake Reed & Jensen Walcott, friends who made different pay at the same job (because Jensen is female), speak at the Convention
Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania addresses the Convention
Wolf: "An economy that doesn't work for everyone doesn't work at all"
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm speaks before the Convention
Granholm: "We're all in this together: one candidate gets this and one candidate, as Joe Biden said... 'doesn't have a clue' "
Granholm: [Donald Trump's version of the Constitution is] "I, the person, in order to form a more perfect Union"
Granholm: [to Donald Trump] "You're so vain, you probably think this speech is about you: don't you?"
Doug Elmets, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, comes before the Convention
Elmets: "Donald Trump, you're no Ronald Reagan!"
Elmets: "This year's Republican Platform is the most alarming I've ever seen"
Jennifer Pierotti Lim, co-founder of Republican Women for Hillary, addresses the Convention
Dallas County, Texas Sheriff Lupe Valdez addresses the Convention
Valdez: "We put on our badge every day to serve and protect, not to hate and discriminate"
Wayne Walker, the mother of a slain Philadelphia police officer, addresses the Convention
Barbara Owens, the mother of a slain Cleveland police officer, speaks to the Convention
Jennifer Loudon, widow of a slain Chicago police officer, speaks to the Convention
Rev Dr. William Barber 2nd of the North Carolina NAACP addresses the Convention
Barber: "I am a theologically conservative liberal evangelical biblicist...conservative because I'm trying to conserve... do[ing] justice"
Barber: [is concerned about] "those saying so much about what God says so little and so little about what God says so much"
Barber: "When Religion is used to camouflage meanness, we know we have a 'heart problem' in America"
Barber: "I say to you tonight that some issues are not Left vs. Right or Liberal vs. Conservative, but Right vs. Wrong"
Barber's mantra: "We are reviving the heart of our Democracy"
Barber: "When some want to stop the heart of our Democracy, we are called... to be the moral defibrillators of our time"
Former college and pro basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar takes the Convention stage
Khizr Khan and his wife, "Patriotic American Muslims" whose son was Killed in Action, come before the Convention
Mr. Khan: "If it were up to Donald Trump [my son] would not even have been in this country"
Mr. Khan [to Donald Trump]: "Have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy"
Mr. Khan: "This is an historic election... vote for the healer... not the divider: God bless you"
Congressman Ted Lieu of California speaks to the Convention
Lieu: [on Trump's 'I alone can fix it']: "Every military commander knows you can't do it alone, you can't be brash... can't make stuff up"
Retired Marine General John Allen, along with other generals and admirals and veterans, comes onto the Convention stage
Allen: "We are the greatest country on this planet... a just and moral leader... against the forces of darkness"
Allen: [under a 'President' Hillary Clinton] "our international relations will not be reduced to a business transaction"
Capt. Florent Groberg, US Army [Ret.] and a Medal of Honor recipient, addresses the Convention
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz comes before the Convention
Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio addresses the Convention
Brown: [Hillary Clinton is] "a Progressive who gets things done"
Congressman Xavier Becerra of California, chair of the US House Democratic Caucus, comes before the Convention
Becerra: "Hillary Clinton wants to build schools, Donald Trump wants to build walls"
Singer/songwriter Katy Perry now performs for the Convention
Guy heard shouting "Encore! Encore!" after Katy Perry's performance ended: was wondering if he might even have been holding up a BIC lighter
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the Democratic presidential nominee (and President Bill Clinton), addresses the Convention
Chelsea Clinton: "My mother taught me: Public Service is about service"
Chelsea Clinton: [her mother is] "a role model as a mother and an advocate"
A video about Hillary Clinton is now shown to the Convention
Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, comes before the Convention to accept her Party's nomination
Hillary Clinton: "America is stronger because of President Obama's leadership and I'm better because of his friendship"
Mrs. Clinton: "Our children will be watching and our next President is going to be their President, too"
Mrs. Clinton: "Bernie [Sanders], your campaign inspired millions of Americans... you put... issues of social justice... front and center"
Mrs. Clinton: "Our Founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together"
Mrs. Clinton: "Now America is, once again, at a moment of reckoning: powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart"
Mrs. Clinton: [Donald Trump] "wants to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other"
Mrs. Clinton: "We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against, but we are not afraid: we will rise to the challenge"
Mrs. Clinton: "Don't let anyone tell you that our country is weak-- we're not... don't believe anyone who says 'I alone can fix it' "
Mrs. Clinton: "Americans don't say 'I alone can fix it'-- we say 'we can fix it together'!"
Mrs. Clinton: "America needs every one of us to lend our energy, our talents and our ambition"
Mrs. Clinton: "Sometimes people at this podium are new to the national stage-- I am not one of those people"
Mrs. Clinton [on Public Service]: "The 'service' part has always come easier to me than the 'public' part"
Mrs. Clinton: "I get it that some people don't know what to make of me"
Mrs. Clinton: [her Methodist faith taught her] "Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can"
Mrs. Clinton: [To get things done in the political realm] "You have to change both hearts *and* laws"
Mrs. Clinton: [on being the 1st Major Party female presidential nominee] "When any barrier falls in America, it clears the way for everyone"
Mrs. Clinton [re: the recent recession] "I don't think President Obama and Vice-President Biden get the credit they deserve"
Mrs. Clinton: "I believe America thrives when the middle class thrives... I don't think our Democracy is working the way it should"
Mrs. Clinton: [on corporate culture] "It is wrong to take tax breaks with one hand and give out pink slips with the other"
Mrs. Clinton's mantra: "Join us"
Mrs. Clinton: [in Cleveland, Donald Trump] "spoke for 70-odd minutes-- and I do mean odd-- and he offered zero solutions"
Mrs. Clinton: "It isn't right that Donald Trump can ignore his debts but students and families can't refinance their own debts"
Mrs. Clinton: "If fighting for affordable child-care and paid family leave is playing the 'Woman Card', then deal me in!"
Mrs. Clinton: [Donald Trump] "wants to make America great again; he could actually start by making things in America again"
Mrs. Clinton: "I'm proud to stand by our allies in NATO against any threat they face, including Russia"
Mrs. Clinton: [to Donald Trump's saying he knows more about ISIS than the generals] "No, Donald- you don't"
Mrs. Clinton: "A man you can bait with a Tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons"
Mrs. Clinton: [on gun policy] "I refuse to believe we can't find common ground on this issue"
Mrs. Clinton: "We will defend all our rights... we will stand up to mean and divisive rhetoric"
Mrs. Clinton: "There is no other Donald Trump-- this is it"; [he "doesn't get" that] "America is great because America is good"
Mrs. Clinton: "Let our legacy be about planting seeds in a garden we'll never get to see"
After ending her speech, Mrs. Clinton waves to the assembled before being joined by her running mate Tim Kaine
Mrs. Clinton and Sen Kaine are then joined by Bill Clinton and Mrs. Kaine on the Convention stage
Cue the balloons!
Chelsea Clinton (with her husband) now joins her parents and Mr. & Mrs. Kaine on the Convention stage
The Clinton/Kaine ticket is now pretty much forced to wade through a veritable sea of balloons on the Convention stage
and now for the confetti
The Clinton/Kaine ticket and their families leave the Convention stage
Rev William Shillady of the United Methodist City Society in NYC gives the final Benediction of the Convention
Convention Permanent Chair Marcia Fudge comes forward to entertain a motion to adjourn the Convention
The 2016 Democratic National Convention adjourns 'sine die' at 11:44 PM EDT [0344 GMT]
Well, that's it for me and 'The Green Papers' live-Tweeting both Major Party National Conventions... goodbye, all-- and God bless