Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Update II: There was so much crap at last night’s Obama Dimocratic Party convention that we should have called this article “Flush, Flush, Sweet Charlotte”. We’re still trying to figure out if that really was Fidel or Raul Julián Castro or whether it was his brother pretending to be him again. They guy doesn’t speak Spanish so why was he faking it? Oh, right, that Rubio guy has them full time worried. (For those that don’t understand the above, try reading THIS.)

Another question we have is “where did Michelle Obama leave her waitress tray?” Does she have anything other than cocktail dresses? Well, we won’t solve those mysteries today. Whatever. Anyway, the talk today is about our Druid assisted curse which is the news breaking: Obama speech moved indoors due to … weather. Yeah right, no one is fooled. As we wrote below, it’s not the weather its the buttocks – not enough to fill the seats.

As to Bill Clinton, which we discussed a bit below, our article on what he is up to will be published this afternoon, so take your analyst hat out and figure it out before we pink ink it. Coming soon.

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Update: We posted this in the comments – WaPo/ABC poll: Obama’s favorable rating now underwater — including with women

Meanwhile the Bill Clinton speculation never ends. We’ll give our complete view tomorrow on this matter – we teased it a bit below.

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The once beautiful Democratic Party of FDR/Hillary Clinton, now the Obamination of Barack, brings to mind the film history of the great actress Bette Davis. Davis, once a young unusual beauty, finished her distinguished and long film career featured in a series of horror flicks one more frightening that the last.



This week the Obamanuts will star in remakes of late Bette Davis classics such as “The Nanny“, “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?” and of course the bizarre murder/madness/corruption/decay/greed reels of “Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte“.

We’ll leave it to Republicans/conservatives to poke fun at the Bloombergian “The Nanny”. It’s an easy job to draw political parallels to a film which is about an old nanny who does everything for everyone in the household with the drawback being that nanny eventually snuffs out lives with soft pillows and in a fit of madness drowns a child. It is only through the quick wits of a despised independent child that nanny is carried off to the funny farm.



For Hillary Democrats the horror this week will be Bill Clinton appearing on the DNC platform to hustle votes for Barack. We’ll chortle all day tomorrow about Bill but for those worried today about the impact of Bill, don’t. Don’t worry.

Don’t worry because thus far the vast majority of Republicans/conservatives are taking our most excellent advice. Our advice is to use Bill as a weapon, jiujitsu Bill’s appearance into a “Barack, you’re no Bill Clinton.”



Also, don’t worry because only fools think Marco Rubio can win the Latino vote or Florida for Mitt Romney. Say, what? What do we mean? Rubio? What we mean is that at the presidential level surrogates like Bill Clinton or Marco Rubio do not get votes, the most surrogates can do for a candidate is to get attention and possibly a listen from the voters who know/respect them.

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan are going to have to win Florida all on their own. Rubio can run up and down the state as a surrogate for Romney/Ryan but only the unhinged believe that Rubio, the surrogate not the candidate, can secure votes. Likewise Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton will bring lots of attention to tomorrow’s house of horror but the attention will be mostly on himself and his loathing of Barack, which is reciprocated by a Barack so desperate to win that he has gone coffee cart in hand to Bill.

We will have fun tomorrow. But the horrors of this week will keep us on edge. Just think, don’t imagine and whatever you do don’t picture it in your mind’s eye: Michelle Obama. Shudder….

Tonight Michelle Obama will try to be charming and sweet in order to get votes for her lunkhead of a husband. It will be a true fright flick to see Michelle, sleeveless or covered up to appear aw shucks folks, clop to the stage. We warn you, avert your eyes. Do not stare straight into your TV sets. Beware this Medusa.

Now ordinarily we discipline anyone who engages in attacks on appearance, especially against women. But lantern jawed Michelle who has more muscles on her face than her husband does in his whole body loved to mock Hillary Clinton in 2008 and Michelle’s servants constantly mocked Hillary’s ankles or laugh. Michelle opened that door and we will walk right through it. No whining here – we respond in kind – you started it, we’ll finish it.

We will watch the cobra hugs. We will scrutinize Michelle’s painted on, or tattooed on, eyebrows and raise our own, natural, eyebrows. We will squint to see if she is impervious to the bites of the vermin and bedbugs which apparently are infesting Charlotte hotels. Michelle, crack, bedbugs, prostitutes, and pimps – the Obama convention in a NUTshell. Quelle horreur!

There are many horrors to be faced this week. Let’s do a quick survey of the news today:

Israel has been abandoned by Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocrats. Goodbye Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if Obama and the Dimocrats get their way.

All those promises by Barack Obama not taking corporate money for the convention? Guess what – Dems take $20 million in corporate money for convention. Big Labor wouldn’t slit it’s own throat and come up with the money so Obama got it where he likes it – after all he is saying “yes” at the Bank of America stadium.

After our Saturday evening call for all our native American, druid, pagan, witches, wizards and those in good standing with the almighty readers to petition for rain, a call that has been picked up by many others now, the possibility exists that Obama will have to retreat to a much smaller venue on Thursday night and forgo the vast, roofless Bank of America stadium. Rain will be the excuse the Obama henchmen will use. But we all know it is because now they know the buttocks are not there to fill the many seats. And no, that is not a nasty Michelle Obama joke.

No Grecian columns on Thursday, not with 54% of Americans in a Hill poll of likely voters saying Barack should hit the road, that he deserves to be thrown out.

In Rezko hometown Chicago Barack crony Rahm Emanuel faces murders aplenty and teachers a-striking.

The stock exchange threatens to fall below the 13,000 benchmark even as food stamp use climbs to record levels along with gas prices which continue to rise like the oceans. Obama is making it worse:

“U.S. factory activity shrank for the third straight month in August and construction spending fell in July from June by the largest amount in a year. Next up: The Labor Department will release new jobs numbers Friday. Economists expect to see some job gains but believe the unemployment rate will remain at 8.3 percent.”

And for this miserable record of failure – excuses – Obama henchwomen like Stephanie Cutter: An incomplete is a totally awesome grade after four years – now we know how Obama made it through school.

The economy is falling apart, the debt will hit a new milestone as Michelle assaults the nation, but the nanny… – Mrs. Obama’s second-term agenda: Impacting “the nature of food in grocery stores”.

No one can say that the Emperor is clueless, because that’s racist. Everything is racist:



Racist or not, it cannot be denied that Obama is a wrecking ball:

“To look at a map searching for Democrats of the future though, is to be reminded of a painful truth for the party gathering in Charlotte: President Obama is their undisputed leader, but the Obama presidency has been a time of deep Democratic decline.

When Obama took office Democrats held:

• 56 Senate seats. It is 51 now (plus two independents who align mostly with the Democrats).

• 257 seats in the House of Representatives. It is 190 now (there are also three vacancies for seats last held by Democrats).

• 29 of the 50 governorships. It is 20 now.

• 4,073 state legislative seats. It is 3,319 now.”

The Obama wrecking ball is set loose on Charlotte this week. The sand castle’s will be swept away and only gnawing bedbugs will remain. Hush, hush, sweet Charlotte, your pain will soon be over.

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248 thoughts on “Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte

  1. An incomplete grade is good? Apparently, the Obama campaign has decided to redefine what it means to be successful. Unfortunately, their definition of successful is deemed failure by everyone else. Incomplete is not a respectable grade, and hardly denotes success. They are in a true alternate reality no doubt.

  2. I won’t watch the unDem Convention.I can’t stand these people; I won’t watch Bill either, I don’t care all the lies they’re going to say.They live in a world that apparently we don’t.I”ll read your reviews about it.I won’t improve their audience numbers to claim more people watched them than the republicans!

  3. Vcal
    September 4th, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    I won’t watch the unDem Convention.I can’t stand these people; I won’t watch Bill either, I don’t care all the lies they’re going to say.They live in a world that apparently we don’t.I”ll read your reviews about it.I won’t improve their audience numbers to claim more people watched them than the republicans!
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    DITTO

  4. These people are getting crazier and crazier. And angrier I might add. Very sad to see the party of JFK/FDR reduced to this. Call everyone who doesn’t agree with you a racist,and all sorts of other things.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/04/shelia-jackson-lee-warns-rights-would-be-cut-by-romney/

    “On MSNBC’s Tuesday coverage of the Democratic National Convention, Texas Democratic Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee warned that social and civil rights could be denied for “promises” of economic rights if Mitt Romney defeats President Barack Obama in November.

    “The sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King is well embedded in African-American voters throughout the nation,” Jackson Lee said from the DNC in Charlotte, N.C. “We don’t want to go back to our social and civil rights being denied for promises about our economic rights.””

  5. Vcal
    September 4th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Ditto for me as well, I won’t be watching Bill either. I couldn’t do it in 2008, definitely cannot do it in 2012.

    I just what hysteria they are going to scream about, “war on women”, “war on minorities”, “war on the middle class”, etc.

  6. No Words. I really no longer recognize this party, it has gone the very very far left.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/unreal-democrats-drop-god-from-party-platform/

    “Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.

    This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:

    “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

    Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:

    “We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

  7. LOL! Great article! (I loved that movie!) This Dim convention is starting to look like a little shop of horrors.

  8. RE Nikki Manaj, I take her at her word. I think the article was trying to give her an out by saying she was being “sarcastic.” So far, the short Youtube excerpt (22 seconds) of her song has 36 Likes and 106 Dislikes.


  9. I wish that I could watch Bill at the convention. Yeah, I might be disappointed in what he says, but then again, he might further diminish Obama in the eyes of many. Who knows if he is going to have a few anti-Obama tricks up his sleave. That would be fun to watch if it were to happen. I don’t have TV or computer service anymore, so watching is probably not going to happen for me anyway. I depend on my Iphone for most internet access, but will visit Wifi hotspots with my laptop, a couple of times per week.

  10. Looking forward to the entertaining reports from folks with the stomach to watch the unfolding freak show in Charlotte.

  11. I’ll watch Bill on Wednesday. I think he’ll praise BO (certainly his Health Care bill) and will even give him a 3-5 point PLAN to follow, which will only make the contrast between their presidencies even more stark. I’m hoping to see a replay of this moment Wednesday:

    OBAMA QUITS! BILL CLINTON TAKES OVER THE PRESIDENCY!!
    [Be sure read the ticker tape. LOL!}


  12. I’ll watch Bill on Wednesday. I think he’ll praise BO (certainly his Health Care bill) and will even give him a 3-5 point PLAN to follow, which will only make the contrast between their presidencies even more stark. I’m hoping to see a replay of this moment Wednesday:

    OBAMA QUITS! BILL CLINTON TAKES OVER THE PRESIDENCY!!
    [Be sure read the ticker tape. LOL!}


  13. “[Tell them] ‘Give us two more years. Don’t go back to the policies that dug the hole…If we don’t do better, you can vote against us all, and I’ll be on the ballot, too. Vote against us all if it’s not better,’” Clinton said.

    People feel disempowered, angry and frustrated right now, Clinton said – something that Obama experienced yesterday first hand. The president faced a tough crowd of voters at a town hall meeting, including a woman who told the president “I’m exhausted of defending you.”

    How would Clinton respond to that?

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/09/bill-clinton-to-exhausted-voter-give-us-two-more-years-vote-against-us-all-if-its-not-better/

  14. lisaque
    September 4th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I was being sarcastic.Nikki knew what she was doing.

    On another note Admin, we give SP credit for influencing voters, shouldn’t we give BC the same?

    That’s what is wrong with this speech IMHO.

  15. Vcal
    September 4th, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    I won’t watch the unDem Convention.I can’t stand these people; I won’t watch Bill either, I don’t care all the lies they’re going to say.They live in a world that apparently we don’t.I”ll read your reviews about it.I won’t improve their audience numbers to claim more people watched them than the republicans!
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    DITTO

  16. GonzoTx, as we wrote, at the presidential level, surrogates don’t get you much more than attention and perhaps a listen from the voters that admire the surrogate. That’s it.

    On the non-presidential level, when Bill Clinton endorses in a congressional race or Sarah Palin calls attention with an endorsement to some obscure person or someone running behind, the impact may be powerful.

    We’ll be talking about Bill tomorrow.

  17. LOL…ACE

    Call me Mr Incomplete…

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    Obama Claims His Failure On The Economy Is Yesterday’s News
    —Andy

    Hard times out there for a SCOAMF. Hard times.

    Mark Knoller

    Obama Campaign dismissing as old news Pres Obama giving himself an “incomplete” in grading his handling of the economy.

    “Incomplete” is apparently the new “present”.

    If Obama were to give himself a lower, more accurate grade, the GOP would rightly point out that even he knows what a failure he is, while if he awarded himself another “Solid B+” he’d be mocked and ridiculed by everyone with an IQ above room temperature.

    So in his mind, it’s better to just dodge with this silly “incomplete” nonsense. It got him this far, didn’t it?

    Yet Team Obama’s shouting OLD! at it like it’s an Ace double-post completely ignores the fact that this was a status update. Think of it as “still incomplete”.

    Eventually the rubber needs to meet the road, and awarding Obama with a social promotion to second grade, even though he didn’t pass first grade, is both laughable and completely par for the course for the Democrats and their lack of belief in meritocracy or any type of objective standard of accountability.

  18. LOL. Dims are really just unraveling.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80645.html

    “Clint Eastwood is the “perfect icon” for the GOP, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Tuesday, describing the legendary actor as “an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.”

    The Des Moines Register reported the 72-year-old Harkin made his comments on the Iowa delegation’s breakfast this morning in Charlotte, N.C.

    “We’ve got our work cut out for us this week, folks, following the Republican convention,” Harkin told the delegates. “I mean, how are we ever going to match Clint Eastwood? I got to thinking he is the perfect icon for today’s Republican tea party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.””

    Really Tom Harkin? and what exactly are you? you are angry most of the time, you’re white and you’re a man, sounds to me like your one of those “angry white man” you keep speaking about!

  19. ACE
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    Democrats’ Platform: Really, You Didn’t Build That, Unions Did
    —DrewM.

    Amazing.

    The Democrats’ convention platform endorses a slew of organized labor’s wishes and says unions “helped build the greatest middle class the world has ever known.”
    The platform, which was released Monday night, is a clear nod to labor unions. It endorses an increase to the minimum wage and strongly supports other labor laws, such as collective bargaining.

    The platform goes on to talk about all the things unions have done over the years.

    Democrats believe that the right to organize and collectively bargain is a fundamental American value; every American should have a voice on the job and a chance to negotiate for a fair day’s pay after a hard day’s work. We will continue to fight for the right of all workers to organize and join a union. Unions helped build the greatest middle class the world has ever known. Their work resulted in the 40-hour workweek and weekends, paid leave and pensions, the minimum wage and health insurance, and Social Security and Medicare – the cornerstones of middle class security.
    Not included in that list? Actually creating a single damn job.

    Here’s what the platform says about small business.

    Small businesses employ half of all working Americans, and, over the last two decades, have created two out of three net new jobs. Democrats believe that small businesses are the engine of job growth in America. President Obama signed 18 small-business tax cuts to encourage with a tax credit to help pay for the cost of coverage. In 2014, the tax credit will grow and small businesses will be able to pool their purchasing power together to get affordable coverage.
    We recognize the importance of small business to women, people of color, tribes, and rural America and will work to help nurture entrepreneurship.

    President Obama and the Democratic Party are committed to continue cutting red tape for small businesses, helping them sell their goods around the world and access the capital they need to grow. This includes tax cuts for small businesses that make new investments, hire more workers, or increase wages.

    First, can we go without one section talking about sub-sets of Americans? I guess not.

    Note that small businesses owners didn’t create the greatest middle-class ever, that honor belongs to unions and the government according Democrats.

  20. NeetaBug, we read that the Occupy Wall Street people intend to take over Obama campaign headquarters on Thursday. The unions and the Dims have lost control over them and now anarchy has broken loose and Occupy is protesting Obama.

  21. Admin

    This may be the excuse they were waiting for to begin to institute martial law. Who knows? Everything is upside down and feels out of control

  22. Just part way though the top post by admin and it’s good to hear him/her lighting our hair on fire again.

    Humor + explosives = another great post Admin!

  23. lantern jawed Michelle who has more muscles on her face than her husband does in his whole body loved to mock Hillary Clinton in 2008 and Michelle’s servants constantly mocked Hillary’s ankles or laugh. Michelle opened that door and we will walk right through it. No whining here – we respond in kind – you started it, we’ll finish it.

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    Payback is a x-itch!

  24. neetabug’s post above:

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—On Tuesday, a group of more than 100 protesters shouting “Obama is a traitor” temporarily shut down official bus service that ferries around delegates at the Democratic National Convention. The protesters, some of whom were lying down in the street, were surrounded by Charlotte police, who used their bicycles to build a barrier around the group.

    “What do you think of free speech zones?” shouted one protester to the police and onlookers, referring to the cordoned-off areas for activists. “Does that seem strange to you?” Protesters also shouted that accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning should be freed. At one point, the protesters raised a tent above their heads and set it on the ground. “Bad news, guys, they’ve pitched a tent,” a police officer joked. “They might be here for the duration.”

    Delegates and convention goers who were forced to wait for buses to be rerouted expressed surprise that the Occupy presence has been stronger at the DNC than at the Republican convention in Tampa last week. “I didn’t see them at the Republican convention,” said Wandra Ashley-Williams, vice president of the Maryland State Conference NAACP. “That’s not good.”

  25. admin
    September 4th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    NeetaBug, we read that the Occupy Wall Street people intend to take over Obama campaign headquarters on Thursday. The unions and the Dims have lost control over them and now anarchy has broken loose and Occupy is protesting Obama.

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    The perfect storm.
    Rain is a-comin’

  26. This turn-around of the occupy folks reminds me of a few months ago when I would confront these folks at home and work.

    They would expect a car ‘honk’ in agreement or me to join them on foot and my reply was always the same;

    “You got what you voted for.

    You wouldn’t be in this trouble if you had voted for Hillary!

    You didn’t think clearly and now you are paying the price.”

  27. An ad from the DNC
    WTF?!?
    “The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To”

    Funny, and here I thought, the USA, the country America was the thing we all were a part of, not the govt!!


  28. They should call sycophants like Lee chicken little–the(ir) sky is falling in. How can anyone with an IQ above room temperature take her seriously. Ah, but there’s the rub. The average IQ of Obama supporters is below room temperature. Arrested develpment.

  29. Dick Durbin is making an ass out of himself on Fox news. Very argumentative when asked why the Dems platform took the word “God” out of the platform and that Jerusalem being recognized as the capital of Israel.

  30. neetabug:
    “I heard on Fox news that Valerie Jarrett is getting Secret Service proctection.”
    ====

    Stands to reason – she’s the president, after all!

  31. tim
    September 4th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/dnc-artwork-likens-obama-to-jesus.html
    “Street vendors across downtown Charlotte are selling posters and artwork depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ and the Democratic National Convention is expected to feature a stained-glass window backdrop during their meeting.
    *******

    This is so creepy. After reading about the posters and the stained glass background I’ve made up my mind not to watch. Until now I wasn’t sure.

    Now I think it will be more like some blasphemous pagan ritual and nothing at all like a political convention. I don’t want anything to do with it – not even as a viewer.

    Maybe the prophecy has come true. But not the one they mean!

  32. admin
    September 4th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    NeetaBug, we read that the Occupy Wall Street people intend to take over Obama campaign headquarters on Thursday. The unions and the Dims have lost control over them and now anarchy has broken loose and Occupy is protesting Obama.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    😆 come on home Chickens your roost awaits. 😆

  33. Democrat Convention Video: “Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To”

    No mention of God, dropped recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…Big Brother, the Democratic Islamic party.


  34. GonzoTx during the Republican convention the videos were not shown, just talking heads yapping. Now the Jimmy Carter video and the Ted Kennedy video have been shown in their entirety without interruption.

    Seeing Ted Kennedy at the rally when he endorsed Barack Obama should steam Bill Clinton, it does us. Jimmy Carter can’t be too happy that Kennedy was given greater importance than himself either.

    Fox is being unfair and unbalanced.

  35. Robert Wexler now on stage lying to Jews about how great Obama is. We doubt he will mention the removal of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel from the party platform.

  36. It’s registered voters, not likely voters, so the real numbers are worse for Obama:

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/obamas-popularity-dips-underwater-for-romney-a-faint-favorability-bounce/

    Obama’s Popularity Dips Underwater; For Romney, a Faint Favorability Bounce

    Barack Obama approaches his nomination for a second term with the lowest pre-convention personal popularity of an incumbent president in ABC News/Washington Post polls since the 1980s. He’s also at his lowest of the year among registered voters, with trouble among women.

    Just 47 percent of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7 percentage points from his recent peak in April, while 49 percent rate him unfavorably. He’s numerically underwater in this group for the first time since February.

    The decline has occurred entirely among women registered voters – from 57-39 percent favorable-unfavorable in April to a numerically negative 46-50 percent now. That’s Obama’s lowest score among women voters – a focus of recent political positioning – in ABC/Post polls since he took office. Unusually, his rating among men, 50-47 percent favorable-unfavorable, is numerically better than it is among women, albeit not by a significant margin.

    The result is not the only sign of the work ahead for Obama among women. In a separate ABC/Post poll last week, he led Romney among women registered voters in vote preference by just 6 points, 49-43 percent. In 2008, Obama won women by 13 points, 56-43 percent.

    As if misery loves company, Mitt Romney’s favorability rating remains numerically lower even than Obama’s in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. Nonetheless Romney does show a faint convention bounce, a 5-point gain in favorability among all adults vs. a week ago. (Gallup, separately, today reported no bounce for Romney in the horse race, a different measurement than favorability.)

  37. It’s a lose/lose for Obama:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/04/will-team-obama-cancel-the-stadium-speech.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailybeast%2Farticles+%28The+Daily+Beast+-+Latest+Articles%29

    I see the sun trying to peek through some clouds as I write these words, but basically, the forecast is bleak. Check this out. It looks the weather forecast of a Wagner opera.

    So the question is, should the Obama people cancel the stadium acceptance speech and move it indoors? But let’s back up. The first question is, why did they schedule another big outdoor footbal stadium speech to begin with?

    I think there are three reasons. One, the campaign and party can make more money at a football stadium, asking for “donations” in return for skybox use. Two, are less unwholesomely, they can give thousands of free seats to North Carolinians they hope will go out and knock on doors, as they did four years ago w/r/t Coloradans.

    And third and I think mainly, it’s about media narrative. If they hadn’t gone the stadium route this time, I reckon they feared a media narrative that would go something like “see, the magic is gone.” Whereas if they filled a big stadium again they’re hoping they might get a “gee, he can still fire ’em up” narrative.

    But what about empty seats? It’s a 75,000-seat stadium. All it takes is 20 empty seats for Fox at least to try to turn the thing into a disaster. I hear they have to decide today whether to move it indoors, and I am betting that they’ll accept Mother Nature’s gracious offer to seem less grandiose. Rain is a great excuse.

    Lesson: Don’t mess with Big Pink.

  38. The Dimocrat Convention is theater of the absurd. They have proven over the past four years that they are clueless when it comes to governance. They have no solutions. They make alot of noise, but in the final analysis, they are like a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that is not there.

  39. Sean Hannity just asked Lanny Davis whether it was a good idea to remove the word “God” from the platform and to remove Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Lanny Davis responded with one word: “No.”

  40. Democratic Convention Open Thread: Tammy Duckworth, Abortion, Sandra Fluke, Abortion, Abortion, Abortion Planned Parenthood, Abortion, Bill Clinton, Abortion
    —Ace

    And War on Women.

  41. Democratic Convention Open Thread: Tammy Duckworth, Abortion, Sandra Fluke, Abortion, Abortion, Abortion Planned Parenthood, Abortion, Bill Clinton, Abortion
    —Ace

    And War on Women.

  42. a very angry event, all of it so far. And I probably was one of the few pro-life dems in the party, when they were allowed to be in the party, but I find this whole celebration of abortions, and this is what it looked like to me, is disgusting. Its one thing to say, yes, its something that has to be kept “rare, safe, and legal”, I agreed with Hillary when she said with this, but this event, even for my pro-choice wife, is disgusting. This isn’t even about promoting the availability of choice, I would be fine with that discussion, but this is about celebration of a certain choice, without any level of seriousness. I’m sorry, but I find this whole thing disgusting.

  43. Please tell me someone really didn’t say this

    “If Mitt was Santa Claus, he would fire all the reindeer and outsource all the elves.”

  44. Fox News is televising without interruption speech after speech. That’s not what happened during the Republican convention. Then, few speeches outside the main ones got aired fully. What’s going on here????

  45. I might add, this whole event reminded me of the WellStone memorial, dems ranting then, turning what should have been a a sober event celebrating a man into some pep rally for themselves.

  46. Fox, IMO, with the exception of Hannity , Greta and Hume, has gone way out of their way tobe perceived as fair towards Obama. It is obnoxious.

  47. “What’s going on here????”

    admin, if indepedents watch this nonsense so far, it will turn them away from Barry, so Fox is doign its part to give it full coverage.

  48. admin
    September 4th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    A realist, no, sad, a kool aid drinking fool. Does he not comprehend that 4 more years of this sh*t will lay the groundwork for the total destruction of the Dem party? For the destruction of the American experience?

    Fools, all fools.

  49. or it could be as gonzotx said, they’re trying to be fair and balanced. Well I’m done watching, I’ve reached my limit on BS for today. GN.

  50. “Street vendors across downtown Charlotte are selling posters and artwork depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ and the Democratic National Convention is expected to feature a stained-glass window backdrop during their meeting
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    Amazing.

    After all we have been through they still think it is good strategy to cast Obama as a God.

    If you look at his checkered record and dismal policies, then he is surely A God That Failed.

    This is a losing strategy. Monica Crowley explains why.

    “In 2008, Team Obama advanced a very childish version of hope. It was all about aggrandizing the leader, someone who exalted himself even as others exalted him. He suggested that he’d be able to save America—essentially from itself—by merely alighting on the scene. He positioned himself as a Messiah-like figure, never disabusing people of believing that he was—in the words of some of his supporters—a “black Jesus,” and implying that he was uniquely qualified to offer salvation by the color of his skin. In 2008, it was all about Obama. More significantly, it was all about having the people honor HIM.

    Romney and Ryan have reversed that by placing the hope NOT in themselves, but in America. The theatrics were kept to a minimum. Yes, there was Clint Eastwood and a big balloon drop. But those moments paled in comparison to fake Greek columns, over-the-top “black Jesus” metaphors, and weeping movie stars. What we saw from Team Romney this week indicates a real maturing of the nation: we’re not about instant gratification and hero worship anymore. We’re about telling the truth, fixing our nation’s serious problems, and electing grown-ups to do it

    It’s no longer about having the people honor the leader. It’s now about our leaders honoring US: the American people. And about honoring the great nation we love and want to save.”

  51. admin
    September 4th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Shadowfax, while we wait, this one’s for you:

    ————-
    Ooooowe, thanks Admin. Always cheers me up, this December…can’t wait.

    They had lots of evil to battle, just like we do.

  52. As bad as it is, we have yet to hear from Michelle and Castro. At this point Fidel would be a welcome relief. 🙂

  53. Funny, Sandra Fluke got a personal call from Obama after she was rightly savaged by Rush Limbaugh. The families of fallen Navy SEALS get form letters.

    Priorities….ACE

  54. Admin, it’s good to see your remarks about Bill. I’ve felt all along that he would not roll over for the Bamboozler in Chief especially, in view of the double-edge remarks he has made about O, when interviewed on talk shows. He has been more complimentary of the opposition, in some interviews. However, after that NYT article claiming that the two had developed a more friendly relationship over the past few months, I was beginning to worry a bit. However, after reading your article, I feel more optimistic about Bill and the role he will play. I do think Bill will sing the praises of the Dem Party of old – but not of Obama. He’s a party guy – and if Hillary does have her eye on 2016, he’ll have to show some party loyalty. I agree that he’ll convince few, if any, undecideds to vote for Obama.

    BTW, unless they’ve cleaned up and further edited Bill’s TV commercial for Obama, it lacks the enthusiasm and the conviction Bill can convey so well, when he’s really passionate about a candidate or an issue.

  55. This convention from the bowels of hell is where BC will speak.

    He just went down a few more notch’es I am afraid.

  56. http://thehill.com/polls/236627-hill-poll-majority-feel-obama-has-changed-country-for-worse

    The Hill Poll: Majority of voters believe Obama has changed country for worse
    By Sheldon Alberts – 07/09/12 05:00 AM ET

    Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.

    A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.

    This poll was in July?

  57. I am not watching the covention. I did call a friend of mine who is an o supporter to ask if they are watching the convention. She said they had started watching but turn it off. She was tired of them. She sounds disappointed.

  58. matthews is drunk again….warning, nausea and vomiting a real possibility…

    “There are people who root for this first lady, about two out of three of us.* They want her to make it. They want it all to work out for her. Why? Because for most of us the former Michelle Robinson has done everything right,” Matthews said.

    He then used the children to explain: “Look at the kids she raised, those two girls: Sasha, Malia. They seem like perfections. They are what we want in any first family, getting good educations, being role models and seeming to deeply appreciate the honor they enjoyed living in the white house.”

    He went on to say that the family has been exactly what the “founding fathers” intended them to be: examples.

    “It is in this role I would argue that this family has been close enough to perfect,” he continued. “They have conducted themselves in a superlative manner. They have built in time for a parent’s first role: child rearing.”

    He ended by praising the Obamas’ “exceptional presence.”

  59. Freespirit, Michelle Obama the patient dumping corrupt queen of Chicago hospitals, part owner of the Rezko house is the one Matthews is praising? Hopium is strong.

  60. Gay marriage, abortion and Obamacare seem to be the primary themes of this convention. I’m excited about this strategy…NOT

  61. I swear I tried to take one for the team and watch tonight, but as soon as the they started the glorification of the murderous Ted Kennedy, I had to turn it off.

    I watched Gran Torino instead.

  62. Yes, this is the caliber of the Democratic party. I posted the link before. Got into an argument with a host of a radio station here in Austin. Accused me of making this up. I sent it to them and Drudge.

    Bandera News

    | April 2005

    Candidate Admits Using Twin as Stand-In
    Reuters

    Identical twins Julián and Joaquin Castro are politicians from San Antonio. The Castros are both graduates of Stanford and Harvard Law School.
    San Antonio, Texas – The leading candidate for mayor of San Antonio admitted on Thursday using his twin brother as a stand-in at a civic event without telling anyone it was not him.

    Julian Castro, a 30-year-old city councilman, said brother Joaquin, his identical twin, rode for him in the annual River Parade through downtown San Antonio on Monday.

    Videos showed Joaquin smiling and waving to the crowd as he floated along the San Antonio River in a barge for city council members.

    “He was standing in the River Parade because I had to host a neighborhood leaders meeting,” said Castro.

    The others on the barge knew it was Joaquin riding with them, but most of the onlookers in the crowd of about 250,000 did not, city council members said.

    Polls show that Castro, who went to Stanford University and Harvard Law School, has a double-digit lead in the mayoral race that will be voted on May 7.

    Castro said his brother, who is in the Texas legislature, was not impersonating him and would not have been mistaken for him.

    “He’s not as good looking,” he joked.

    But a television anchorman moderating the event identified the man on the barge as Julian, as did the River Parade announcer.

    The two appeared together at a press conference on Thursday in T-shirts making light of the event.

    “I am Julian,” read the one worn by Julian.

    “I am not Julian,” said Joaquin’s.

    Julian said Joaquin has been out on the campaign trail for him in other events, but always identified himself as Joaquin.

    Julian’s mayoral opponents attacked his use of a stand-in as “deceitful” and “immature.”

  63. Just heard Julian Castro say a few words in Spanish. Isn’t it true he does NOT speak Spanish and that he was taking Spanish lesson to learn?

  64. Most Americans can relate to MO taking multi-million dollar vacations in this economy? She has led a privileged life and has never been proud of the opportunity
    this country gave her and her hubby.

  65. Yep, Admin, Michelle’s charm is just too much to resist – lol.

    BTW – I really hope we get an opportunity to critique Donna Brazille, along with Michelle. She seems a little more subdued this time around – but it probably just seems that way to me, because I flip the channel as soon as her name or her face appears on my TV screen.

  66. Am I just weary of this whole mess or is Julian Castro not knocking it out of the ball park?

    This guy reminds me of BO when he gave the keynote speech and I can’t even give him a fair shake. I’m tired of these young “rock star” personalities.

    Heard on FOX earlier that Michelle’s approval rating is 64? That’s shocking.

  67. How can anyone watch these people? I really can not understand it.I have worked with a lot of hostile AA’s, a lot, but now it seems the vast majority are hostile, angry and feel it is alright to do just about anything to Whitey. It wasn’t always this way. Below from ACE

    ********

    MSNBC Host: America is the Worst Country on Earth

    When host Melissa Harris-Perry was asked what was risker than being poor in America, this was her answer:

    “What is riskier than living poor in America? Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it won’t. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No! .Being poor is what is risky!
    We have to create a safety net for poor people. And when we won’t, because they happen to look different from us, it is the pervasive ugliness.
    You have to watch the video to see how insanely idiotic her statement is.

    Yes we do absolutely nothing for the poor which is why we’re spending ourselves into bankruptcy on entitlements for the poor. The American poor who mostly own TVs, suffer from an obesity problem, and can walk into any hospital at any hour in America for medical care.


  68. Southern Born
    September 4th, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    Am I just weary of this whole mess or is Julian Castro not knocking it out of the ball park?
    ****************

    It might be his brother, see the article above.

  69. Is this true? Damn

    I also can’t believe that people are going to watch Obama on Thursday instead of the Giants-Dallas season kickoff. Updated: The NFL has moved the game to tomorrow night, not Thursday night.

  70. Attempting to watch the convention like a D rated movie.

    I see the point, feel sorry for the Obama’s and give lil’ Barryboy another 4 years to learn how to play golf and praise be the 50% DNA.

    Sucks, I don’t know if I can watch more than 15 minutes of this dribble.

  71. Oh, mercy, now we are seeing a LONG video trying to soften us up with how lovely and caring Michelle is. and she grew up in a little and had a student loan…big whoop. So did a lot of us.
    This thing is going on and on and on and on and on!

  72. tim
    September 4th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I might add, this whole event reminded me of the WellStone memorial….

    Symbolically speaking this convention is Obama’s funeral. Comparing it to the Wellstone memorial is very astute.

  73. The only flare I saw with Julian Castro’s speech (what little I saw of it) was in his nostrils. (His daughter was a doll, though.)

  74. I liked Gabby Douglas’ hair better during the Olympics than Michelle’s tonight. Seriously, someboy couldn’t fix that wayward flip?

  75. Oh MO, too darn bad you didn’t see American’s before that gave you American pride, only when you NEED a vote.

    BS meter is on BLAST

  76. Michelle wasn’t sure how she would keep her kids out of the media glare?

    Gee, Michelle, maybe you should have asked HILLARY.

  77. Oh, they suffered so much…they deserve to be King and Queen for 4 more years.

    Boooooooooooofuckingwoooooooooooosorry

  78. What is the point of this Minnie the Mooch speech? People who do not like Barack will not like him because Michelle tries to sell him.

  79. Hell, I’m from Texas, and I don’t know who Julian Castro is. When I saw Castro was the keynote speaker, I figured it was the one from Cuba.

    ACE

  80. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, we are so buying this pile of bullcr@p.

    Baaaroooock, sitting at his desk, pouring over his…

    golf scores….

  81. “Barack knows there’s no difference between us and them.” Who is she kidding here? Is this the return of Hope and Change? Those eyebrows were tweezed too much and it got to her brain.

  82. I have 5 sons, 3 marines, a soldier and a fireman who is in the national guard. 4 of them have been deployed 6 times total over the last 7 years. I have never heard anything about her work. Who is she helping?

    A comment I found about MEchelle

    The military HATES how they use them

  83. ok, gang, here is the game. The speakers are going to go past the 11:00 hour EST so those who are tuned in for local news/weather have to suffer through some of this, but more important…we can count you in to our ratings.

    Bet they end over the time every night for the ratings grab this way. Key words to listen for when they discuss the ratings…percentage of households tuned into all or SOME of the DNC circus/convention.

  84. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/sununu-the-president-is-right-he-gets-an-incomplete-because-hes-failing-video/

    “Lanny, this president when they asked him what his grade was said “incomplete.” I used to teach at Tufts. The students who came in and asked for incomplete knew that they hadn’t done anything all term. The ones that failed in their responsibilities. The ones who didn’t deliver what they were expected to deliver. In that respect the president’s right. He gets an incomplete because he’s a failure.

  85. MEchelle certainly loves her arms, but hasn’t a clue that it is tasteless and classless not to at least partially cover them.

  86. Showing your arms as in a cap sleeve ( see Megyn Kelly) is one thing but this dress was cut like a swimsuit. She was flaunting her physique. So tacky.

  87. Carol
    September 4th, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    I can’t stomach watching the Clinton add for O so I don’t think I will watch his speech. If the story is true that Bill wanted Hillary to challenge O now in 2012, then I believe he was right. I don’t see Hillary or any Dem having a chance in 2016. IF Obama wins, the country will be so trashed by dems that they will be toxic in 2016. IF Romney wins and things improve…..and I believe they will under a Romney administration…then the country will easily give him a 2nd term. I believe Hillary has blown her chances, but then I never thought the Clintons should have whored for O in 2008. Now it is even more unseemly. I honestly don’t know what they really stand for when I hear Bill saying Obama has the best plan…really? ….a forced purchase of expensive PRIVATE insurance….a bad bank bailout…a budget that calls for crushing debt…debt funded unreal low interest rates that make it impossible for seniors on fixed income or those nearing retirement to have their investments grow…and then a budget that will raise the capitol gains on what’s left of our puny investments.

  88. There was no end to the appeals for donations to Obama’s re-election campaign, falling further behind Romney in cash on hand with each passing month. “If you think Barack’s the right man for the job, please show your support with a donation of $5 or more today,” the first lady emailed supporters a little more than 90 minutes before her speech.
    She walked out to the crowd’s cheers as the band played Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” the song he sang onstage at Obama’s Denver convention four years ago.

    I thought she walked on to “The “Blank” Song” (I changed a few lyrics)

    Is it OK if I speak to you today
    You’ve been pissed off for a week now
    but, nothing I can say could make you look up.
    or crack up. Is there anything that I can do
    Anything to show you

    [chorus]
    You’re a “blank”
    but go anyway
    OH OH You can’t sing
    But, you still put me to sleep
    Baby, You’re a “blank”
    Hey Hey Hey Hey
    You make me sick
    go away

    So you tell me that there’s nothing left to say
    I drive you face the window
    Then you’re in my face telling me to grow up
    I wish you’d grow up
    I can’t wait until you fall asleep, I wonder if you know
    that
    [chorus]

    [BREAK]

    [chorus]

    Yeah you’re a “blank” but and I don’t love you anyway
    So why don’t you…… go away

  89. Did you notice that Obama let her clunk off the stage on her own instead of going out there and escorting her off like Mitt did for his Ann?

  90. OMG, Obama is now distancing himself from his own party’s convention video. I love Romney’s tweet. ROFLMAO!

    “The Obama campaign is distancing themselves from a convention video that proclaimed “government is the only thing we all belong to.”

    “The video in question was produced and paid for by the host committee of the city of Charlotte. It’s neither an OFA nor a DNC video, despite what the Romney campaign is claiming. It’s time for them to find a new target for their faux outrage,” an Obama aide said in an email.

    The video — an otherwise controversy-free presentation video that opened the convention — said that government is the only thing that unites Americans, prompting a Republican pile-on about Democratic beliefs in the role of government.

    “We don’t belong to government, the government belongs to us,” Mitt Romney wrote on Twitter.”

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/09/obama-campaign-distances-itself-from-video-134423.html?hp=r4

  91. Poor Debbie. Someone really needs to educate her about YouTube. Go to the link to get to the site that has the audio of her saying it. ROFLMAO!
    ____________________________________________________

    “Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday sharply denied saying that Israel’s ambassador to the United States had claimed Republicans are “dangerous” to Israel and accused The Washington Examiner of “deliberately” misquoting her — but audio posted online by the conservative newspaper suggests otherwise.

    The Examiner’s Philip Klein reported that the Florida congresswoman told a training session of Jewish Democrats in Charlotte, “We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”

    Wasserman Schultz pushed back against the report Tuesday evening, telling Fox News’s Shepard Smith she never said those words.

    “I didn’t say he said that,” the congresswoman said. “And unfortunately, that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper. It’s not surprising they would deliberately misquote me. What I always say is that unfortunately the Republicans have made Israel a political football, which is dangerous for Israel. And Ambassador Oren has said that we can’t ever suggest that there is any daylight between the two parties on Israel, because there isn’t. And that that’s harmful to Israel. That’s what I said, and that is accurate.”

    But later Tuesday night, Klein posted audio of the congresswoman’s Monday comments that clearly feature her saying, “We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80694.html#ixzz25Z1y3dF6

  92. Well we survived the first night, now we need to survive the BS as to how great MEcheel was and how wonderful the Dems are and we can commence to kick their a*s

  93. Humorous commentary tonight from the internets:

    Myiq @ Crawdad’s: “FLOTUS’ speech sounded better in the original Klingon.” ; “One guy I never heard of introducing another guy I never heard of.”

    Erik Ericson: “First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.”
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/09/again-gentleman-tread-carefully-134421.html

    scoutt @ Crawdad’s: “Boxer is performing an abortion on stage. Nancy will be shooting pingpong balls with her reconstructed vage.”

  94. http://washingtonexaminer.com/outraged-sen.-durbin-refuses-to-explain-why-god-was-taken-out-of-democratic-platform/article/2506949?custom_click=rss#.UEbCrUSSWbJ

    Outraged Sen. Durbin refuses to explain why God was taken out of Democratic platform

    Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. lashed out at Fox News’ Bret Baier this evening, after Baier asked him why the word “God” was taken out of the Democratic platform.

    “Well, I can just basically tell you if the narrative that is being presented on your station and through your channel and your network is that the Democrats are godless people, they ought to know better,” Durbin fired back at Baier. “God is not a franchise of the Republican Party.”

    Baier insisted that he was not drawing conclusions, but noted that the word God was mentioned in the 2008, 2004, and 2000 platform.

    Durbin again refused to answer the question, demanding that if Baier was “trying to draw some conclusion that the Democrats are godless,” he need to present “evidence.”

    “I’m just telling you, you are harping on a trifle,” Durbin said, adding that the Democratic Party platform was “the most unread document in the history of American politics.”

    Baier defended his question, noting that Democrats offered scrutiny over the Republican platform just last week.

  95. Folks, the imbedded image of “lying Debbie” is the Fox broadcast. Click the link which goes to Klein’s rebuttal and contains the audio of her saying what she is denying in the imbedded image.

  96. trixta,

    It didn’t take Ulsterman long. Obama’s grandmother was not a bank secretary when he moved in with her. She was an executive VP.

  97. MSNBC Host: America is the Worst Country on Earth
    When host Melissa Harris-Perry was asked what was risker than being poor in America, this was her answer:
    “What is riskier than living poor in America? Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it won’t.
    **************************

    I’d say it is not so much the country, but the people who live in her neighborhood. Most likely she is being shot at by her fellow AAs. Let’s get them all in jail so that Ms Harris can be safe.

    I am so sick of this.

  98. On the first day of the DNC convention, we cross the 16 trillion debt mark.

    One the second day of the DNC convention, report came out, we have slipped another 2 notches in terms of global competitiveness

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/48905756

    The world’s largest economy, which was placed 5th last year, fell two positions to the 7th spot – marking its fourth year of decline.

    A lack of macroeconomic stability, the business community’s continued mistrust of the government and concerns over its fiscal health were some of the reasons for the downgrade, according to the annual survey”

    Mistrust?? Hm, must be something the dims and Barry have said, must be all that ranting and raving against businesses, especially successful ones.

  99. Sigh. Facist vs socialist. Fact vs fiction. Murder vs negligence.

    Media that know the difference, vs media that don’t know the difference.

  100. Thanks to those who watched and shared about the convention.

    About Michelle’s lie – to so blatantly lie about something so easily disputed is just one more indicator that the Obamas perceive themselves to be above, and not subject to the basic norms and standards that apply to us commoners.

    WTF has happened to the Dems? Where are the more reasonable leaders? Do they not recognize that by the time Obama and his group of Chicago thugs get through with the party, there will be little left to salvage? And Obama, having gotten what he wanted, will not give a damn about the Dem Party or about this country. You would think they would have been motivated, by a sense of self-(and job) preservation, if not a sense of concern for country, to spare the party and this country another Obama presidential run. Some of the party leaders should have had the guts to prevail upon him to find a good reason not to run.

    Since no one did – you have to wonder if the Dems actually believe their own propaganda – and that of MSM, or if they lacked the guts to try to get Obama to step down. The Dem party is a joke. I guess the ones that realize how bad things are just opted not to attend the convention.

  101. breaking…. DNc moves OTurd’s speech to the smaller Time Warner arena, I’m so shocked! /not really, idiots couldn’t get 80K drones chanting the loser’s name in worship.

  102. tim – from Ed Henry via Greta:
    Background info from FNC’s Ed Henry about the President moving his convention
    For context here while the official reason is weather, a top Democratic official did express anxiety to me a few days ago about how difficult it was going to be to fill the stadium. This top Democratic official flatly told Fox News that they were planning to bus supporters in from not just South Carolina but GEORGIA as well – possibly other states depending on how many people they needed.
    –So while there’s no doubt that weather is a major factor here – and enables the DNC to classify this as a safety issue etc. We also have reporting to support that filling the crowd was also MAJOR CONCERN
    –DNC is never going to admit how big of a factor enthusiasm was – or whether it was the dominant factor – but we can safely report that in addition to weather, enthusiasm was part of the calculation
    http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/05/background-info-from-fncs-ed-henry-about-the-president-moving-his-convention-speech-inside/

  103. “We also have reporting to support that filling the crowd was also MAJOR CONCERN”

    This is 90% of why they moved it, couldn’t get enough Obot drones.

  104. Very interesting with all the dems, there’s Hillary, but there are no newer faces, the repubs seems to have all these diverse, very accomplished people in front, Nikki Haley, Mia Love, Ted cruz, debbie fisher, marco rubio, bobby jindal, colonel allen west, etc.

  105. Amazing how much money has been wasted by both groups because they selected placed for their conventions that might have weather related problems. I belong to an older retirement group, who two years ago had 2 places present from Florida for our convention to be held this past weekend. The group said no way, as you have a weather problem this time of year. They choose NV instead, and the convention came off without a hitch.

    Too bad the younger generation does not listen to the generation that knows, and has been there done that. We would waste a lot less money. Believe me, the Reps paid for Monday, and the Dems will pay for the Arena anyway. It is too late for these people to otherwise book these facilities. Dumb Dumb Dumb.

  106. tim
    September 5th, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Very interesting with all the dems, there’s Hillary, but there are no newer faces, the repubs seems to have all these diverse, very accomplished people in front, Nikki Haley, Mia Love, Ted cruz, debbie fisher, marco rubio, bobby jindal, colonel allen west, etc.

    ————
    The Dims have no bench. It is as if the Bulls had only Michael Jordan, and Michael Jordan turned out to be Walter Mitty. Oh god, I hope I haven’t started something there. But the good news is, Walter Mitty or not, and notwithstanding the vicissitudes of mother nature, there are always an adequate contingent of alms throwers, worshippers and closet racists in the ranks of big media and other verbal liars and pornographers dying to tell The Fraud how great thou art. And Obama being as delusional as they are–which is the imprimatur of his narcissim as we have discussed, and I have proven before, is hardpressed to disagree with them. This entire convention is an example of life imitating art. The best example of what this is, is Poe’s classic short story, The Masque of Red Death:

    “The Masque of the Red Death”, originally published as “The Mask of the Red Death” (1842), is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story follows Prince Prospero’s attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. Prospero dies after confronting this stranger, whose “costume” proves to have nothing tangible inside it; the guests also die in turn. The story follows many traditions of Gothic fiction and is often analyzed as an allegory about the inevitability of death, though some critics advise against an allegorical reading.”

  107. All these liars on TV, Melody Barnes, another obot liar. I honestly have no idea how people like these Obots can lie so effortlessly.

  108. wbboei
    September 5th, 2012 at 11:46 am
    tim
    September 5th, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Very interesting with all the dems, there’s Hillary, but there are no newer faces, the repubs seems to have all these diverse, very accomplished people in front, Nikki Haley, Mia Love, Ted cruz, debbie fisher, marco rubio, bobby jindal, colonel allen west, etc.

    ————
    The Dims have no bench.
    ———————————–
    There is a group of younger Dems, but I think they know better than to be seen with this group. Believe me, if H is able to bring the party back, some of those young ones who once stood smugly beside O, and are missing NOW, will be carrying H on their shoulders.

  109. In the above allegory, the plague is the deteriorating state of the economy. I do not know where Bill is coming from. I know he wants to save the party, and by extension the country, but if Obama wins he will have neither. I know he wants to tout his own accomplishments, but Obama has repudiated most of them, while vilfying Bill. Finally, because he is in some respects the epitome of the tragic Greek hero, this speech offers him an opportunity to offer the country his own vision of the future, a vision which Obama either does not have or is unwilling to talk about. Think of the power this gives him, and all politicians thrive on power. The audience for that speech will be those who stood by the Clintons, and those like Clyburn–and so many others who betrayed them. This is the opportunity of a lifetime which every politician lusts after to reward your friends, punish your enemies, and define your own legacy the way you want it to read. It is a godsent moment for him. I hope it is not a Wagnerian downfall for us. If you have heard him speak in person, then you know full well why I say that. He is a master communicator.

  110. Update II: There was so much crap at last night’s Obama Dimocratic Party convention that we should have called this article “Flush, Flush, Sweet Charlotte”. We’re still trying to figure out if that really was Fidel or Raul Julián Castro or whether it was his brother pretending to be him again. They guy doesn’t speak Spanish so why was he faking it? Oh, right, that Rubio guy has them full time worried. (For those that don’t understand the above, try reading THIS.)

    Another question we have is “where did Michelle Obama leave her waitress tray?” Does she have anything other than cocktail dresses? Well, we won’t solve those mysteries today. Whatever. Anyway, the talk today is about our Druid assisted curse which is the news breaking: Obama speech moved indoors due to … weather. Yeah right, no one is fooled. As we wrote below, it’s not the weather its the buttocks – not enough to fill the seats.

    As to Bill Clinton, which we discussed a bit below, our article on what he is up to will be published this afternoon, so take your analyst hat out and figure it out before we pink ink it. Coming soon.

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  111. Leanora

    Donald Trump: The Media Can Track Down Paul Ryan’s Old Girlfriend And Marathon Time But Can’t Find Obama’s College Applications

    tim

    Looks like “Judas” Richardson is making the rounds on TV to salvage what’s left of his political career.

    ——-
    2 big yups!

  112. Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman slammed the DNC today for dropping Jerusalem from their 2012 platform.
    “It’s a very ominous sign.”


  113. I watch Fox after the convention. Greta showed all the speakers. Did she show all the speakers after the RNC?

    It’s like they seem to enjoy the DNC more.

    They are saying Michelle knock it out of the park.
    It seems no one is fact checking what she said.

    Anyone hear the speech?

  114. What the American People need to keep in mind in weighing Bill’s words, is that Obama is not Bill. He is the anti-Bill. By the same token, it should be obvious by now, that the party of Obama is NOT the Democratic Party. This goes back to Jay Cost’s prescient observation about how clientism and money corrupted the once great Democratic Party–and turned it into the enemy of the American People. This dangerous trend had been percolating for decades, but it reached its grand climeratic in the 2008 primary. To be a democrat today is to be little more than a vassal, and the road to corporate serfdom that Dean Roscoe Pound warned us about when my dad was in law school at the Univerity of Southern California in the late 1930s has now come to pass. What would a second Obama term mean to us? It would mean the loss of freedom, and in the final analyis that is the most precious thing any of us has, hence the last thing we should be willing to give away just because Brian Williams says we should in every conceivable way. Brian Williams and the rest of them are good little Nazis, willing to give away our freedom, but unwilling to give up any of their own. Whatever changes would come to pass in a second Obama term would not affect them, because consistent with the governing structure Obama hopes to create, big media is part of the ruling class, just as Goebbels was. Big media has zero interest in our future. And that is why we should question everything they say.

  115. Moving the Obama speech to the smaller venue is a big defeat for Obama. It’s not just the ego factor and that he could not fill a stadium that is a bit smaller than the one in Denver. This move also means a loss of money from donors who would pay for boxes and from the attendees who would have at some point been asked to donate something. Now nothing.

    Also the Obama campaign now has to spend time and effort to notify the formerly invited that they are now uninvited. The Obama campaign also wanted to get the emails of attendees and try to get them to volunteer to work for free especially in North Carolina which is a must win state for Obama (unless he shifts strategy and goes for broke with all resources in potentially attainable Florida).

    This is a big loss for Obama and today he misses the Grecian columns of yesteryear.

  116. As to Bill Clinton, which we discussed a bit below, our article on what he is up to will be published this afternoon, so take your analyst hat out and figure it out before we pink ink it. Coming soon.

    ——–
    My guess is that Bill will pretend to be on Barry’s side, saying that BO needs a little more time to fix things, while the in-your-face, and subliminal message will be for life long Democrats to long for the REAL President they had, who DID fix the economy, an continue to long for the real winner and the first woman that would have been at least as good of a President as her husband Bill.

    His trick is to ‘support’ the amateur without showing us that his fingers are crossed behind his back.

  117. RCP approval gettin’ worse

    47.0% fer
    49.0% agin
    -2.0% diff

    Somehow, outlier CNN has him up +4 (50/46), everyone else has him DOWN (and I’d LOVE to know the oversampling of Dems).

  118. There is a group of younger Dems, but I think they know better than to be seen with this group. Believe me, if H is able to bring the party back, some of those young ones who once stood smugly beside O, and are missing NOW, will be carrying H on their shoulders.
    ——————————
    You are right of course. My statement was overbroad. As I write this, I am thinking of one democrat in south Texas who let me use his office during the campaign, who is a true democrat. Class act. They should have let him do the speech rather than this half wit Castro–who had to take Spanish lessons a week before the convention. I have been told that he is affiliated with a group that wants to give the American Southwest back to Mexico. If that could be proven, then it might make for an interesting story.

  119. Moving the Obama speech to the smaller venue is a big defeat for Obama.
    ————————————-
    Definitely.

    To An Athlete Dying Young

    THE time you won your town the race

    We chaired you through the market-place;

    Man and boy stood cheering by,

    And home we brought you shoulder-high.

    To-day, the road all runners come,

    5

    Shoulder-high we bring you home,

    And set you at your threshold down,

    Townsman of a stiller town.

    Smart lad, to slip betimes away

    From fields where glory does not stay,

    10

    And early though the laurel grows

    It withers quicker than the rose.

    Eyes the shady night has shut

    Cannot see the record cut,

    And silence sounds no worse than cheers

    15

    After earth has stopped the ears:

    Now you will not swell the rout

    Of lads that wore their honours out,

    Runners whom renown outran

    And the name died before the man.

    20

    So set, before its echoes fade,

    The fleet foot on the sill of shade,

    And hold to the low lintel up

    The still-defended challenge-cup.

    And round that early-laurelled head

    25

    Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,

    And find unwithered on its curls

    The garland briefer than a girl’s.

  120. wbboei
    September 5th, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    What the American People need to keep in mind in weighing Bill’s words, is that Obama is not Bill
    __________________________________________________________________

    Romney needs to put out a lot of ads on Bill and O.
    BARACK YOU ARE NO BILL CLINTON
    They need to show the difference in the two.

    I will not watch Bill speak. I am not watching any of the convention period. From what i saw on the news these are mean sprited people. Some will sell there momma to put o back in office

  121. news breaking: Obama speech moved indoors due to … weather.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&

    Odd, the AccuWeather interactive map shows rain moving past New England, a little activity over the Great Lakes, and a low near New Orleans. North Carolina must be bright sun shine. And by Thursday, I doubt they’re going to get hit with anything.

    It will like like a huge embarrassment:

    Obama outdoor event rained out!! Forecast, sunshine throughout the day, darkness arriving toward evening.

  122. Syllogistic logic tells us something about Obama, and what he will do in a second term.

    First, he has stated that if we own a business, then we did not build it, government did.

    Second, he stated that we all belong to government.

    It therefore follows, that as individuals we do not count.

    Moreover, it is a repudiation of the first principle of principle of this republic:

    The Declaration of Independence:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

    If Obama is re-elected, this document, and the constituion/bill of rights will be reduced to a hollow shiboleth.

  123. First, he has stated that if we own a business, then we did not build it, government did.

    =================

    Surely you’ve seen the phrase in context by now. How far would you go in court on such an interpretation?

  124. Moving the Obama speech to the smaller venue is a big defeat for Obama.

    =====================

    At this point it is the Bots who will be praying for rain. Can we do a rain dance backwards? 😉

  125. Rahmo “quitting” the Oturd campaign to raise money for the Superpac…

    ==================

    Stepping away from Obama toward real Democrats sounds like a good idea. Maybe Bill Clinton suggested it when he was campaigning for Rahm against Obama’s candidate.

  126. LOL. from Ace of Spades

    “—Ace
    The funny part is when he discusses people basing their vote on “who they’d like to have a beer with.”

    He notes that he doesn’t seek a lot of common ground with his oral surgeon. He posits he’d like an exceptional man for an oral surgeon, not “just one of the guys” he can have a beer with.

    This clip is apparently from before Romney’s speech last Thursday.


  127. PROFILES IN PETTINESS

    Quote from NYT: “For someone dealing with the world’s weightiest matters, Mr. Obama spends surprising energy perfecting even less consequential pursuits.”

    Obama an “over-achiever”??? Puh-lease.

    The NY Times wrote what on the surface appears to be a fawning up-close-and-personal on Obummer, but by part way in they start piling on the left-handed compliments. To sum up, Mr. Huge-Ego can’t let a two-yea-old win at anything, and he spends WAY too much time on trivial pursuits. Not a real leader.

    They say he “plays to win”, but for whom is he doing if for????

    * He’s not doing IT for the American public.
    * He’s not even doing IT for the Democrats.
    * He’s only trying to win for himself, to cover up his insecurities.

    Some quotes in the piece are NOT flattering:

    All in all, he joked at a recent New York fund-raiser with several famous basketball players in attendance, “it is very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth or sixth most interesting person.”

    “But even those loyal to Mr. Obama say that his quest for excellence can bleed into cockiness and that he tends to overestimate his capabilities.”

    “…he may not always be as good at everything as he thinks, including politics.”

    &&&&&&&&&
    Below is the article, with my $$$ comments inserted.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/us/politics/obama-plays-to-win-in-politics-and-everything-else.html?pagewanted=all

    The above link has this caption under his photo doing pushups:

    Presidential Zeal: Whether shooting pool, reading to children or working to raise his bowling scores, President Obama cannot contain his competitive nature.

    The Competitor in Chief
    ===================

    Obama Plays to Win, in Politics and Everything Else
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    By JODI KANTOR
    Published: September 2, 2012

    As Election Day approaches, President Obama is sharing a few important things about himself. He has mentioned more than once in recent weeks that he cooks “a really mean chili.” He has impressive musical pitch, he told an Iowa audience. He is “a surprisingly good pool player,” he informed an interviewer — not to mention (though he does) a doodler of unusual skill.

    All in all, he joked at a recent New York fund-raiser with several famous basketball players in attendance, “it is very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth or sixth most interesting person.”

    Four years ago, Barack Obama seemed as if he might be a deliberate professor of a leader, maybe with a touch of Hawaiian mellowness. He has also turned out to be a voraciously competitive perfectionist. Aides and friends say so in interviews, but Mr. Obama’s own words of praise and derision say it best: he is a perpetually aspiring overachiever, often grading himself and others with report-card terms like “outstanding” or “remedial course” (as in: Republicans need one).

    As he faces off with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, Mr. Obama’s will to win — and fear of losing — is in overdrive. He is cramming for debates against an opponent he has called “ineffective,” raising money at a frantic pace to narrow the gap with Mr. Romney and embracing the do-anything-it-takes tactics of an increasingly contentious campaign.

    Even by the standards of the political world, Mr. Obama’s obsession with virtuosity and proving himself the best are remarkable, those close to him say. (Critics call it arrogance.) More than a tic, friends and aides say, it is a core part of his worldview, formed as an outsider child who grew up to defy others’ views of the limits of his abilities. When he speaks to students, he almost always emphasizes living up to their potential.

    “He has a general philosophy that whatever he does, he’s going to do the very best he can do,” Marty Nesbitt, a close friend, said in an interview.

    $$$ Unless this involves effort, such as governing.

    Mr. Obama’s aides point to the seriousness he brings to the tasks of the presidency — how he virtually never shows up for a meeting unprepared, say, or how he quickly synthesizes complicated material. When Mr. Obama was derided as an insufferable overachiever in an early political race, some of his friends were infuriated; to them, he was revising negative preconceptions of what a black man could achieve.

    $$$ Again, another reminder of “Amazing Genius playing 10 Dimensional Chess!!!”. guffaw.

    But even those loyal to Mr. Obama say that his quest for excellence can bleed into cockiness and that he tends to overestimate his capabilities. The cloistered nature of the White House amplifies those tendencies, said Matthew Dowd, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, adding that the same thing happened to his former boss. “There’s a reinforcing quality,” he said, a tendency for presidents to think, I’m the best at this.

    And though Mr. Obama craves high grades from the electorate and from history, he is in a virtual dead heat with Mr. Romney in national polls, the political equivalent of school progress reports.

    For someone dealing with the world’s weightiest matters, Mr. Obama spends surprising energy perfecting even less consequential pursuits. He has played golf 104 times since becoming president, according to Mark Knoller of CBS News, who monitors his outings, and he asks superior players for tips that have helped lower his scores. He decompresses with card games on Air Force One, but players who do not concentrate risk a reprimand (“You’re not playing, you’re just gambling,” he once told Arun Chaudhary, his former videographer).

    His idea of birthday relaxation is competing in an Olympic-style athletic tournament with friends, keeping close score. The 2009 version ended with a bowling event. Guess who won, despite his history of embarrassingly low scores? The president, it turned out, had been practicing in the White House alley.

    When he reads a book to children at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Mr. Obama seems incapable of just flipping open a volume and reading. In 2010, he began by announcing that he would perform “the best rendition ever” of “Green Eggs and Ham,” ripping into his Sam-I-Ams with unusual conviction. Two years later at the same event, he read “Where the Wild Things Are” with even more animation, roooooaring his terrible roar and gnaaaaashing his terrible teeth. By the time he got to the wild rumpus, he was howling so loudly that Bo, the first dog, joined in.

    “He’s shooting for a Tony,” Mr. Chaudhary joked. (He has already won a Grammy, in 2006, for his reading of his memoir, “Dreams From My Father” — not because he was a natural, said Brian Smith, the producer, but because he paused so many times to polish his performance.)

    Asked if there was anything at which the president allowed himself to just flat-out fail, Mr. Nesbitt gave a long pause. “If he picks up something new, at first he’s not good, but he’ll work until he gets better,” he said.

    Mr. Obama’s fixation on prowess can get him into trouble. Not everyone wants to be graded by him, certainly not Republicans. Mr. Dowd, the former Bush adviser, said he admired Mr. Obama, but added, “Nobody likes to be in the room with someone who thinks they’re the smartest person in the room.”

    Even some Democrats in Washington say they have been irritated by his tips on topics ranging from the best way to shake hands on the trail (really look voters in the eye, he has instructed) to writing well (“You have to think three or four sentences ahead,” he told one reluctant pupil).

    For another, he may not always be as good at everything as he thinks, including politics. While Mr. Obama has given himself high grades for his tenure in the White House — including a “solid B-plus” for his first year — many voters don’t agree, citing everything from his handling of the economy to his unfulfilled pledge that he would be able to unite Washington to his claim that he would achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    Those were not the only times Mr. Obama may have overestimated himself: he has also had a habit of warning new hires that he would be able to do their jobs better than they could.

    “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Mr. Obama told Patrick Gaspard, his political director, at the start of the 2008 campaign, according to The New Yorker. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

    Though he never ran a large organization before becoming president, he initially dismissed internal concerns about management and ended up with a factionalized White House and a fuzzier decision-making process than many top aides wanted.

    Now Mr. Obama is in the climactic contest of his career, about to receive the ultimate judgment on his performance from the American people. It is a moment, aides say, he has been craving: during some of the darker days of his tenure, he told them that he wanted the country to evaluate him not in isolation, but in contrast to the Republican alternative. The tough, often successful attacks from the right have hardened and fueled him, aides say, driving him to prove that “we’re right and we’re better,” as one ally put it.

    In 2008, he said he wanted to change the nature of politics and keep governing separate from campaigning; since then, he has overhauled his White House to prepare for the re-election bid and has run tit-for-tat negative ads, some of which, like some run by his opponent, have been criticized by media truth squads for inaccuracies.

    He offers his share of verbal jabs at his rival, too.

    As far back as 2008, Mr. Obama’s assessment of Mr. Romney was scathing. On the day Mr. Romney dropped out of that presidential race, Mr. Obama told reporters that the former governor was a weak candidate who made “poorly thought out” comments (the compulsive grader again). He savored Mr. Romney’s stumbles in the Republican primaries this time around, an adviser said, professing wonder that it took him so long to lock up the nomination.

    This February, in an otherwise placid meeting with Democratic governors — routine policy questions, routine presidential replies — Gov. Brian Schweitzer of Montana asked Mr. Obama if he had what it took to win the 2012 race.

    For a moment Mr. Obama looked annoyed, a White House aide said, as if he thought Mr. Schweitzer was underestimating him. Then he came alive. “Holy mackerel, he lit up,” Mr. Schweitzer said in an interview. “It was like a light switch coming on.”

    No matter what moves Mr. Romney made, the president said, he and his team were going to cut him off and block him at every turn. “We’re the Miami Heat, and he’s Jeremy Lin,” Mr. Obama said, according to the aide.

    Since then, Mr. Obama has been working at a furious pace, headlining three times as many fund-raisers as George W. Bush did during his 2004 re-election campaign, according to Mr. Knoller.

    When local campaign staff members ask him what they need to do better, he talks about himself instead. “I need to be working harder,” he recently told one state-level aide.

    He recently began preparing for the presidential debates, reading up on Mr. Romney and his positions. One danger is that he could sound grudging or smug by indulging in his habit of scoring others (as in, “You’re likable enough, Hillary,” one of his worst debate moments from 2008). As he slashes into Mr. Romney’s arguments, he sometimes cannot help letting crowds know what he thinks of his rival’s political skills.

    “When a woman right here in Iowa shared the story of her financial struggles, he gave her an answer out of an economics textbook,” he said about Mr. Romney in May, his tone incredulous.

    Though Mr. Obama quizzes his team on all aspects of the campaign, he is concentrating most on the rhetorical challenge of making a case for a second term. He has worked on making his stump speech tighter, less defensive and more forward-looking in recent months, and he is still testing and discarding lines. “That’s the meat of the campaign, that’s where his focus lies,” said David Axelrod, his chief strategist.

    Not only do the White House, the Supreme Court and a budgetary crisis hang in the balance, but so does a national judgment on whether Mr. Obama’s agenda was a good idea in the first place. So perhaps it is not surprising that he cites not just his record, but also every other accomplishment he can think of.

    Then again, he is just as competitive in private, when there is little or nothing at stake. At one of his farewell meetings for White House interns, Mr. Obama dispensed some life advice.

    “When you all have kids, it’s important to let them win,” he said with a smile. “Until they’re a year old. Then start winning.”

  128. LOL!

    “Obama Campaign says all disappointed that Obama speech moved out of stadium. Says had 65,000 ticket holders and 19,000 on waiting list. ”

    LOL!!!!

  129. Reading Bill’s speech it is brilliant , but does not in anyway as I see it overtly or covertly attack Obama or his policies. In fact, the speech will likely help Obama by blaming the huge deficit on the republicans. A very sad day.

  130. Decided I can’t watch Bill tonight. The same scum who tarred and feathered him and Hillary last time, will be singing his praise.

  131. The balloons were the best part of the GOP convention, with all those adorable little Ryans and Romney grandkids onstage batting them around.

  132. A video of Obama played in the convention hall at around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, in which he observed that women in the U.S. workforce are “still earning just 77 cents for every dollar a man does.”

    “Overall,” he said, “a woman with a college degree doing the same work as a man will earn hundreds of thousands of dollars less over the course of her career.”

    Such a gender pay gap, he claimed, “weakens families; it weakens communities; it’s tough on our kids; it weakens our entire economy.”

    But data from the Obama White House’s 2011 annual report show that female staffers there earn a median salary 18 percent lower than that of men.

    And nearly four years ago, at the height of the 2008 election season, Scripps Howard syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock wrote that female staffers in Obama’s U.S. Senate office, too, were shortchanged.

    “Obama’s average male employee earned $54,397,” Murdock determined from online Senate salary records. But the future president’s “30 female employees … [earned] $45,152, on average.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/05/democrats-focus-on-equal-pay-issue-while-obama-white-house-pays-women-less/#ixzz25cwWr4v1

  133. OTurd version 1.0 running away from Neil Cavuto. So they don’t answer real questions, run away from actual reporters who aren’t “jour-o-listers” and yet they want people to trust them and vote for them!

  134. unfreaking-believable! And Bill Clinton still wants to endorse these scumbags! Not watching one second of this nonsense. Not watching Bill or anything else.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/71342/obamas-political-death-wish

    “Can you explain this one to me? Why did team Obama schedule Monica Lewinsky’s Rabbi to deliver the benediction after Clinton speaks.
    ABC reports:

    Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles’ Sinai Temple, where Monica Lewinsky and her family were congregation members for decades and where Lewinsky attended religious school, is scheduled to deliver the benediction at the Democratic National Convention tonight — not long after Bill Clinton speaks.

    Not only was Wolpe the Lewinsky family’s rabbi, he also sharply condemned President Clinton at the time his sexual relationship with Lewinsky, then a 24-year-old White House intern, was dominating national headlines. . . .

    In 2009, Wolpe wrote a commentary in the Washington Post reflecting on the episode, which resulted in Clinton’s impeachment but not his removal from office: “During the Lewinsky scandal, it was the lying and smearing of Monica Lewinsky that marked the low point of the event, not the sex, which was primarily an issue for the individuals and families involved.”

    You have got to be kidding.

    Since the Obama team scheduled this are we to conclude:

    a) They are fucking morons and never thought about the possible optics

    b) They are vindictive pricks who will stop at nothing to try to embarrass Bill Clinton in order to celebrate Obama

    c) They are both morons and vindictive pricks.

    Obama’s team is jealous of Clinton and resents his continued popularity. I believe this is a deliberate jab at the former President.”

  135. Jim Clyburn praises Bill Clinton on Cavuto’s show, the same Clyburn who called Bill and Hillary “racists”. I’m so disappointed in BC, after everthing Oturd and his mobsters did, he wants to praise that jerk in the WH.

  136. neetabug
    September 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    Megan on Fox said there will be no balloon drop?
    *****
    apparently they will be dropping condoms and Korans…

  137. The difference between Romney and Obama supporters.

    Romney supporters sign their checks on the front;
    Obama supporters sign them on the back.

  138. “it will be game on I am afraid.”

    well, I have doubts. I wonder who will it affect? Anyone who voted for Mccain/Palin in 2008 is 100% not voting for OTurd, there will be more people who voted for OTurd switching over. The obots never liked clinton, so he won’t influence them. the bitter clingers have already figured out OTurd hates them and looks down on them. So I wonder who would this all be influencing? I don’t know, I really don’t.
    I hate that he’s giving this speech, I will not be watching, no interest in watching a man who was called a racist over and over again praise the man who called him a racist.

  139. I’m going to watch Bill Clinton, tonight. Only to see if he ad libs his way through his speech. He is a master at the undercurrent narrative. Especially given the Lewinsky rabbi.

  140. gonzotx
    September 4th, 2012 at 9:38 pm
    This convention from the bowels of hell is where BC will speak.

    He just went down a few more notch’es I am afraid.
    &&&&&&&

    Bill will be wearing hip waders for all the sh*t he’ll have to wade through. And he’ll be wearing a garlic necklace to ward off the evil.

  141. I thought MEchelles speech was blatantly dishonest and boring. But she could have recited pages out of the Koran and the media would sing, “hear, hear, a stupendous speech”.

    Did she drop in from a cocktail party?

    You know the eyebrows always give her away..Wicked Witch of the East, by way of Chi-town.

  142. Tim
    September 5th, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    “it will be game on I am afraid.”
    *****************************

    The Repubs will not take it lying down, I hope not. McCain did, Romney seems a lot smarter, but then again, he didn’t pick Rubio.

    We shall see. I am hoping for some Romneykickass spray.

  143. gonzotx
    September 5th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I agree, I hope Romney’s team keep hitting the them, Oturd is not Bill Clinton, Oturd is not Bill clinton, Oturd is not bill clinton.
    Just reopen the wounds of 2008, most have not healed and will never heal, heck I know many hillary dems-now-independents did not support Oturd in 2008, have no plans to in 2012 and have not forget anything that happened in 2008.

  144. Ad idea for repubs:

    Use the latest DNC commercial with “we all BELONG to the govt”
    Then show Bill Clinton 1996 state of the union speech “Era of big govt is OVER”

    OTurd is NOT Bill Clinton.

  145. I always liked Kerry…Mitt needs to make an ad out of this

    ***************
    Kerrey: Dems can’t handle my truth

    By Ben Wolfgang – The Washington TimesSeptember 4, 2012, 03:57PM

    Nebraska Senate hopeful Bob Kerrey, once considered a potential Democratic presidential contender in his previous Senate stint, is skipping the party’s convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week because, he says, fellow Democrats don’t want to hear the dose of reality he’d bring.

    “I am not there because what I have to say to my party is not very welcome,” Mr. Kerrey, who trails in the polls by double digits to Republican Deb Fischer in his political comeback bid, said at an Omaha, Neb., news conference on Tuesday.

    “If I were there, I would say that our biggest budget problem — the growing cost of federal retirement programs — was not caused by the Republicans. It wasn’t caused by the Democrats either, for that matter. It was caused by politicians of both parties promising more and more generous benefits to voters over the age of 65 in an effort to win their support at election time,” he said.

    Ms. Fischer addressed the GOP gathering in Tampa last week and is seen as one of her party’s best hopes to pick up a Democratic Senate seat this fall, as two-term Democrat Ben Nelson retires.

    As Democrats strive for unity in Charlotte, and as President Obama’s re-election team tries to assure the nation that it is better off than it was four years ago, Mr. Kerrey continues to take a different tack. He has embraced the role of the alarmist, criticizing his own party for not taking the nation’s fiscal troubles seriously enough.

    “If I were in Charlotte, I would tell Democrats that time is not on our side,” he said. “America does not need more applause lines. America needs solutions to our problems, not salvos that solve the problems of our political parties.”

  146. Ann Romney, speaking to a rally for women in Ohio on Wednesday, called her husband “a can-do kind of guy.”

    “He sees a problem, he goes out and fixes it,” she told the audience at a “Women for Mitt” rally held at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio. “In America right now what do we need? Someone who knows how to fix things.”

    The Romney campaign has dispatched the prospective first lady to appeal to female voters on the campaign trail, and she spoke directly to women in the critical battleground state on Wednesday, saying that they are struggling in the economy right now “more than the men are.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/247669-ann-romney-mitts-a-can-do-kind-of-guy-

  147. These people are so delusional, really scary delusional…

    Jim Vandehei Admits The Media Might Be a Little Smitten With the Obamas
    —Ace

    You don’t say.

    “We just posted an item about the media’s reaction. Not a shocker here, Wolf Blitzer saying it was a grand slam; Chuck Todd saying that Michelle Obama owned this convention in a way no speaker owned the convention in Tampa, and David Gergen on CNN said if they have two more nights like this they could probably break this race open. The mainstream media tends to be quite smitten with the Obamas so I don’t know if we should over interpret it but there’s no doubt that’s sort of how all the taste makers in media as we talk what it does have a way shaping certainly the coverage in the morning. So I think you can anticipate that tomorrow is going to be quite glowing.”

  148. Priorities

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/159632#.UEeHNZWuXwz

    “Just days after a report that the U.S. was sharply cutting its participation in a military exercise scheduled withIsrael, U.S. planes landed in Egypt Tuesday for a joint exercise, the first since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Code-named “Eagle Arena 2012,” the exercise will include air and naval forays by US and Egyptian planes and boats, over the country, Sinai, and the Red Sea.

    According to Egyptian media reports, the purpose of the exercise is to enable Egyptian forces to practice both defensive and offensive tactics. The specific number of American troops and planes participating in the exercise.

    The exercise is one of a series of steps the U.S. has undertaken in recent weeks to build ties with the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, the new President of Egypt. According to U.S. reports, Washington is set to forgive a billion dollars of Egyptian debt as part of its international assistance program for Egypt. Thedebt will be dumped in the laps of U.S. taxpayers. Egypt currently owes the U.S. some $3 billion.”

  149. Leonora, did you see the video of the vote? The overwhelming majority of the delegates voted against including God and Jerusalem in the platform but the chair ruled that two thirds voted yes.

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