It is early September of the year 2012. The bloody and brutal Republican and Democratic national conventions have finally (mercifully) come to an end. After two solid weeks of unrelenting partisan mudslinging and terrible speech-giving, a battered and bewildered American people wander aimlessly through the smoldering remains of the political landscape, searching for some small salve. Something to restore their faith in democracy.
Luckily for them, on September 9th, Indecision is teaming up with 92Y’s Campaign for the American Conversation to present The Unconvention, a night in which people from all gradients of the political spectrum will come together for a night of bickerless political conversation and humor.
Performers and speakers that night include former governor and senator from Indiana Evan Bayh, Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, former RNC chair Michael Steele, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan and 17-year-old reformed conservative partisan Jonathan Krohn.
Tags: Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, Dylan Ratigan, Evan Bayh, Indiana, Jesse Ventura, Michael Steele, Minnesota, Republican National Convention, Senate, The Unconvention
I put off watching this video of Dylan Ratigan going the full Howard Beale all afternoon, because I was afraid it was going to be embarrassing and tantrumy and then I'd end up feeling sadder than I already do all the time lately. But it's not like that! I actually found it, in a weird kind of way, uplifting.
Well, as uplifting as video of a guy having nationally-televised meltdown about how fucked we all are can be…
Man, I'm gonna feel bad when that guy has a "boating accident" in his bedroom one of these nights.
Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Dylan Ratigan, Economy, MSNBC, Republicans
MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan asks a question of the American people…
"Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for a revolution? The answer is obviously 'yes.' "
Is Dylan Ratigan attempting to position himself as the liberal equivalent to Glenn Beck? The answer is obviously 'Who is Dylan Ratigan?' "
Tags: Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC, Quote Unquote