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There is this Democratic tendency to have big arguments over little things.
The selection of Tim Kaine as the Democratic nominee for Vice President is one of those.
Kaine isn't perfect by any means. He has some labor issue problems. He is personally against abortion (although Planned Parenthood gives him a 100% rating and Cecile Richards vouches for him). He has voted for Fast Track and said positive things about the TPP. He hasn't been pure on banking.
I'm sure we will hear more of that over the next couple of days.
Well, now that the speech is over, the Washington Post did their fact check. Let's see how honest this all is....
Trump: "Homicides last year increased by 17 percent in America's 50 largest cities. That's the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation's capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. They are up nearly 60 percent in nearby Baltimore."
WP: Trump cherry-picks data to paint an alarming picture of homicide trends, when in reality, they have been declining for decades.
The following is a transcript of an interview with Trump in the New York Times. This portion is about our obligation to NATO allies and how Trump seems to perceive it. This is a verbatim transcript:
SANGER: I was just in the Baltic States. They are very concerned obviously about this new Russian activism, they are seeing submarines off their coasts, they are seeing airplanes they haven't seen since the Cold War coming, bombers doing test runs. If Russia came over the border into Estonia or Latvia, Lithuania, places that Americans don't think about . . .
If your only source of information was the 2016 GOP convention, I think you would have a pretty bleak picture of America.
As the GOP speakers state it - we have little standing in the world. We are hemorrhaging jobs that move over seas. Our economy is on the verge of tanking. Corporations are regulated to life support status. Our military is in a massive "state of decline". And everybody is suffering.