A lot of people seem to think that Hillary Clinton's speech accepting the nomination for president from the Democratic Party was second rate.
Obviously, it wasn't great, but it did what it needed to do. It needed to roll out The Narrative, one more time.
What is The Narrative? It has two parts, of course. One part is that government and progressive liberals have smashed one injustice after another to enable us to work at a decent job and be protected from injustice and hardship. The other is that if you don't agree with us you don't deserve a voice, because you are a racist, sexist homophobe.
Obviously the second part of The Narrative is what really gores conservative oxen. But the first part is the one that keeps 'em coming and voting for Democrats.
Last night The Narrative was clearly pitched to women, what with all the emphasis on glass ceilings and creating a world where women can be whatever they want to be.
If we pivot to the economic part of Hillary's
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