Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
Progressives are being hammered at the RNC and though the Democrats will get their turn, it is illustrative to watch how they react to the cascade of criticism.
At a nearby fund raiser concert in Cleveland, alternative music band Third Eye Blind turned their appearance into a campaign proxy for Hillary, altering some of their lyrics to highlight their disagreements with Republicans who they knew would be in their audience.
When some walked out and others made note of their unhappiness that the band would use a fundraiser for their own aggrandizement, the band leaders said, 'Raise your hand if you believe in science!"
This is the Progressive fallback position, when the logic and pragmatism of Republican policies can't be denied or proven fallacious, it behooves the liberals and their misinformed certitude to suggest that all of their favorite social conventions are based on science, implying Republicans base their positions on superstition, religious dogma and hate.
We have science on our side, we must be right!
Millennial progressives believe they are the best educated generation, the most open minded, the most compassionate and are not afraid to tell anyone who will listen. In fact, they believe it is their duty to use condescension to browbeat those they are convinced are ignorant and genetically inclined (white people) to be racist.
So while inside the Republican convention, speaker after speaker talks about greatness, opportunity, unity in purpose, liberty and justice for all, the Progressive demonstrators burn flags, support academic censorship of conservative points of view, demonize and slander the reputations of mothers of soldiers who died in service to their country.
When the audience at the concert began to boo, Third Eye Blind lead singer Steven Jenkins said, "You can boo all you want, but I'm the motherf**king artist up here!"
That remains to be scientifically proven.