September 4, 2012

Live-blogging Day 1 of the Democratic Convention.

4:58 CT: Just setting up a post, to be added to over the course of the evening. Please join the conversation.

6:53 (I'm beginning with recorded material from about 2 hours ago. I'll be catching up.): "Being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. It's patriotism," says Newark Mayer Cory Booker. He gets a huge ovation that turns into a "U.S.A." chant. They're "U.S.A."ing at the idea of patriotism, presumably. Not taxes. Oh, but paying taxes = patriotism. Or, specifically, being asked to pay is patriotism. Who is the patriot in that grammatical construction? I think it's the folks who are asking other people to pay.

7:11 (Still catching up.): Gov. Bev Perdue sounded hoarse and a bit sick as she vowed to deliver North Carolina to the Democrats. A film about health care. A young man whose parents died in a way that supposedly might have been avoided if we'd had Obamacare. They were both scientists, he says, so I'm not clear why they did not have health insurance.

7:19: The chair of the Congressional Hispanic Congress, Charles Gonzales, uses the motto "e pluribus unum"out of many, one — to mean that all the people become one, instead of the idea that the states were brought together into one nation. The idea that the people merged into a single entity — that sounds like fascism to me. Oddly, as it repurposes the old motto, it expresses the old fashioned idea of the melting pot.

7:30: White males of the gubernatorial kind — Quinn & Kaine.

7:32: A black speaker wedged in — the mayor of Charlotte — before the next pale male. But it's a big one, so I'll go light on the fast-forwarding I'm using to try to catch up to live. It's Harry Reid.

7:36: Reid wants us to fear the Tea Party. They are "extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason," and they're taking over the Republican Party.

7:42: Nancy Pelosi is introduced along with all the Democratic women of the House. There's disco music playing. The hell? Then I detect that it's "I'm Every Woman." Again with this creepy merging of individuals into the whole.
I'm every woman, it's all in me
Anything you want done, baby
I'll do it naturally
I'm every woman, it's all in me
I can read your thoughts right now
Every one from A to Z
See what I mean? That's creepy when it's the government. When it's some lady you're having sex with, I guess it's sexy.
I can cast a spell
With secrets you can't tell
Mix a special brew
Put fire inside of you
But anytime you feel
Danger or fear
Instantly I will appear, 'cause
I'm every woman
Now, that's just scary when it's a whole horde of government women coming at you. What is this "special brew"? Soma? But anytime you feel/Danger or fear/Instantly I will appear... Nancy Pelosi will appear?! I can sense your needs/Like rain on to the seeds/I can make a rhyme/Of confusion in your mind... no, no, no, no that's not what I want to hear from the government!

8:03: Speaking of scary... it's Jimmy Carter (on film). He's well made-up, well preserved, and well modulated. But he seems like a nice man, there, doesn't he? And he tells us Barack Obama and Joe Biden will lead us to a better future.

8:18: Huge storm here! We just lost power for a few minutes. I lost a whole paragraph of snark about Teddy Kennedy. A young Kennedy — Joseph P. Kennedy III, running for Congress — said the spirit of Teddy was with us here today. I had some prime snark! Did Teddy bring this terrible storm that drowned all my Mary Jo Kopechne material?

8:25: NARAL! It's Nancy Keenan, for "safe, legal" abortions, with "dignity and privacy." A woman should not be forced to have an ultrasound "against her will." And "rape is rape." President Obama had "the courage to stand with Sandra Flook" (is that how we're pronouncing it now?). "Women in America cannot trust Mitt Romney."

8:33: I've caught up to Rahm Emanuel. "The American auto industry is not just surviving..." Hmm. He professes to know with "absolute certainty" that something will happen in the future and "land with a thud on the Oval Office desk." Who do you want there? He's saying that like it's obvious.

8:38: It's Obama's little sister Maya and Michelle's older brother Michael. Nice. Lovely. But let's skip the details.

8:45: I'm finally completely caught up. Lily Ledbetter is speaking. This is the question of "equal pay for equal work," but the Supreme Court case she lost was a matter of interpreting statutory language about how soon you need to bring a lawsuit. I feel sorry for her, but I'm also uneasy about her as an icon representing things that are not what the court case was about.

8:48: Deval Patrick, the governor of Massachusetts, is able to compare himself to Romney, who was, a while back, the governor of Massachusetts. He's yelling and screaming about the economy. Obama has been wonderful!!!

8:53: "I will not stand by and let him be bullied out of office!" Patrick propaganda.

8:55: Wow, everyone looks really sweaty. Did the AC break down?

9:03: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. I have no idea why this man has been given this prominence. Here's his question for Republicans: "How much less do you really think would be good for this country?"

9:07: Time for the keynote address at last. It's Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio.

9:17: Castro seems like he could have been a speaker at last week's GOP convention. He keeps talking about "hard work" and even "rugged individualism." But then he says "Like many of you, I watched last week's Republican convention, and they told a few stories of individual success. We all celebrate individual success, but the question is: How do we multiply that success? The answer is President Barack Obama."

9:22: Castro gets a refrain going: "Mitt Romney says no."

10:00: Michelle Obama is wearing an orange dress that in the close-up looks like a bathing suit. Lots of shoulder and arm display. Her speech goes on and on, filled with stuff that has no relationship to the question of whether Barack Obama should be reelected. He thinks his little girls are important and he's proud of them and eats dinner with them and counsels them about their middle-school friendships. Okay. I phase out. What's the point of all this? Then — this seems near the end — she starts doing this fake stuttering (as if she's talkin' 'bout my g-g-g-g-generation): "A-a-and he reminds me, he reminds me that we are playing a long game here..." (Meade says: "Not 9 holes, it's 18 holes.") "A-a-a-and that change is hard. A-a-a-and change is slow and it never happens all at once but that eventually we get there. We always do. W-w-w-w-we get there, because of folks like my dad." (Earlier in the speech she described her father.) "Folks like Barack's grandmother. Men and women who-who said to themselves, I-I may not have a chance to fulfill my dreams, but maybe my children will, maybe my grandchildren will. See-see-see, so many of us stand here tonight because of their sacrifice...." Arghhhh! This is the same thing we heard last week. It's so earnest. Stage-y earnest. But what does it say? Who should be President?!

10:16: Michelle's speech goes on a long time. I don't really see the point of it. There's a theme of waiting patiently with the expectation that our children or their children will have a better life, but what does that mean for the election? It seems to say that we should reelect Obama despite the lack of economic progress. She speaks of "unwavering hope grounded in unyielding struggle." Now there's this choked-up quality in her voice as she says she's "Mom-in-Chief," doing what's "best for our girls." It's getting very hammy. Vote for my husband. That's the end. And then the music comes up: "Move your body... move your little hips...." What?!

10:26: An unusually young woman comes out to do the closing prayer, and it goes on for almost 4 minutes. "As a young woman of faith and a leader...." Who is she? The executive director of Blood: Water Mission. I don't really understand what that is — and I did Google it — so I'm left assuming that the Democrats are simply hot to reach out to young women. 

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Ipso Fatso said...

NO MORE YEARS!!!!! NO MORE YEARS!!!! NO MORE YEARS!!!!!

SteveR said...

Won't be watching

sybilll said...

I'd rather call up my ex-husband for a date, but thanks Ann.

The Crack Emcee said...

Whole Foods is the Barack Obama of supermarkets.

garage mahal said...

Seems like a pretty diverse crowd from what I can see.

Jay said...

These idiots started chanting "USA, USA, USA" after Booker called for raising taxes.

Oh, and their big slogan now is: "Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To"

To say these people do not share the principles & values America was founded on, is a massive understatement.

mccullough said...

Rahm Emanuel is speaking tonight. Perhaps he can update the delegates on the impending teacher's strike in Chicago and the rising murder rate in the city.

I'd also love to hear from the mayor of Detroit and the mayor of D.C.


chickelit said...

Looking forward to hearing about Lindsey Meadows having casual sex during Clinton's speech. Or will it be during FLOTUS' remarks?

Jay said...

Oh Rahm is leaving early since there is a rash of shootings in his city which makes buying and carrying a handgun virtually impossible.

mccullough said...

Garage,

The percentage of delegates from the teacher's unions would mean they are not too diverse.

It'd be nice to hear from parents whose kids have to attend the schools they folks teach in.

I have to give Corey Booker a lot of credit for trying to change the Newark schools. He is not popular with the teacher's unions, which is why he is not speaking in prime time.

AllieOop said...

Looks like a packed house.

Jay said...

Booker was screaming that Obama enacted "universal healthcare"

That would be news to the Medicare Actuary & CBO both of which project more than 25 million people will not have health insurance by 2024.

No need to watch this silly propaganda.

I don't belong to the government.

Ipso Fatso said...

"Seems like a pretty diverse crowd from what I can see."

Douche bags, morons, ne’er-do-wells, trust fund babies, homos, social workers and life’s overall losers . . . thems that makes up the D Party.

garage mahal said...

No need to watch this silly propaganda.

Bye bye!

chickelit said...

AllieOop said...
Looks like a packed house.

I can't believe people were seriously thinking of boycotting this thing.

Irene said...

"Looks like a packed house."

Busing!

Patrick said...

Hey Allie - how'd the wedding go? Good weekend?

Saint Croix said...

A couple of university professors have a political model that has been right in every political election for 32 years.

Romney wins big.

Not sure if they were wrong in 1976, or they didn't start until 1980.

Seeing Red said...

Blech, I thought I was safe from his ads. Barack has a plan to build America from the ground up.


That's why he needs to go.

Matthew Sablan said...

I think Corey Booker will be the best speech they get today.

garage mahal said...

A former gooper firefighter seeing the light. Not a bad speech.

Tim said...

Oh? Another rerun of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," this time with Socialists infecting normal Americans instead of seeds from space?

Cool story, bro.

yoobee said...

AllieOop said..."Looks like a packed house."

Yes, it appears that college students will go anywhere for a free lunch (or just go anywhere).

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/dems-to-bus-in-college-students-churches-over-fears-of-a-small-convention-audience/

Petunia said...

Well, of course it's a packed house! They gave tickets away to fill seats.

I'm still waiting for "the weather" to cause 0bama's speech to be moved from the 74,000-seat stadium to the 20,000-seat indoor arena.

AllieOop said...

Patrick, the wedding was GREAT! Weather a bit warm for a reception in the Olin Park Pavillion, no air conditioning, Madison traffic was insane, because of the Taste of Madison and first Badger game of the season, but all went well. My daughter and new son in law are off for Costa Rica, I begged, but they wouldn't take me along;(

Seeing Red said...

--These idiots started chanting "USA, USA, USA" after Booker called for raising taxes.--

Mondale redux?

Matthew Sablan said...

So... results over ideology means the guy who worked to get a bi-partisan compromise plan, right?

garage mahal said...

Wow, sounds real bitter in here.

Reading The Blaze ain't gonna make that better.

Petunia said...

I'm also waiting for the MSM to point out the irony in requiring photo IDs for anyone attending the convention, PLUS people passing through or living in the neighborhood. I suspect I'll be waiting a long time.

Tim said...

Troll said...

"A former gooper..." where "former gooper" = Lifetime Democrat.

Patrick said...

Glad to hear it. Can't believe the guy wouldn't let his mother in law come along on the honeymoon. Ha!

Petunia said...

Glad the wedding went well! Hope they enjoy the honeymoon. Never been to Costa Rica but have heard good things from people who have.

shiloh said...

St. C

That "political model" was posted in another thread yesterday and is at least a week old.

As always, keep hope alive!

btw, when Obama wins what will be the main con whine/excuse?

Voter fraud?

American voters are idiots as 2000 and 2004 proved?

mittens was a train wreck?

Not enough con billionaire $$$ lol

All of the above!

kentuckyliz said...

Lindsay Meadows: Go fuck, yourself.

(I mean this in a nice and light-hearted way. Notice the comma. The comma makes it a joke.)

0bama: Go Fuck Yourself.

AllieOop said...

Thanks Petunia and Patrick, aw you Republicans are sweet.

(No Name) said...

>"Seems like a pretty diverse crowd from what I can see."



they are diverse in physical appearance only- in political thought, they are in total lockstep

garage mahal said...

kentuckyliz is all hot & bothered.

Perhaps seeing some real men at a convention?

dbp said...

More Fore! years

Indigo Red said...

AllieOop said...
Looks like a packed house.

It's a diminished space.

The podium and camera platform was placed in the middle of the hall taking up half the space.

Tim said...

Petunia said...

"I'm also waiting for the MSM to point out the irony in requiring photo IDs for anyone attending the convention, PLUS people passing through or living in the neighborhood. I suspect I'll be waiting a long time."

That's a drinking game an alcoholic in recovery, enrolled in AA, can play without risk of falling off the wagon: Drink every time the media highlights the Democrat ID hypocrisy: required to attend their pissant celebration of their failed, affirmative action president, NOT REQUIRED to vote.

Lem said...

The DNC hired a DJ.. instead of an orchestra.. like the republicans.

Who's the party of JOBS?

Tim said...

Real men haven't voted Democrat since Hubert Humphrey.

That's just a fact.

Chip Ahoy said...

It's a bit easier to have a packed house when you changed the house to fit the pack.

[dem convention moved to smaller stadium]

Not so easy to find, seems not everybody sees it worth mentioning except rightwingknuckledraggingcavedwelling news outlets. No link, you'll reject the source.

AllieOop said...

Garage, maybe Harry Reid has gotten her hot:)

shiloh said...

Real men don't ride a bicycle in Paris doing "missionary work" to avoid the Vietnam War. A war mittens was totally in favor of everyone else fighting except himself!

ok, ok, real men ride the weinermobile lol and go to Washington at age 22 to be a permanent govt. worker ie lyin' Ryan.

I yield back the balance of my time to Althouse con manly men.

btw, real men don't waste time at political blogs! Even for amusement.

AllieOop said...

Shiloh! You're not a real man?! Please say it ain't so.;)

Chip Ahoy said...

I yield back the balance of my time

If only you knew what that means.

shiloh said...

Virgil Goode, Constitution Party Candidate, Secures Spot On Virginia Presidential Ballot

"Conservative former Rep. Virgil Goode will appear on Virginia's presidential ballot after state election officials rejected a Republican-led effort to keep him off. Republicans fear Goode will drain votes from their candidate, Mitt Romney, in a swing state where polls show a deadlocked race."

>

Chippy, it's obvious I bug the shit out of you. Hey, at least you're not constipated! take care

Chip Ahoy said...

4:58 CT: Just setting up a post, to be added to over the course of the evening. Please join the conversation.

6:20 CT: nothing so far.

pm317 said...

Do they have trivial pursuits in that convention? If they do, Obama might win.

Ann, I don't think you have done a post yet on the NYT article quoted in here. Such intrigue and food for thought.

Drew said...

Harry Reid, on an anti Tea Party jag, has the audacity to say that the Republicans "couldn't govern and wouldn't lead."

Projection!

Also, name-dropping Grover Norquist and Rush Limbaugh. 2 Minutes Hate!

What's the over/under on mention of the Koch Brothers at the convention?


Oh dear . . . now we have Gwen Moore on stage.

Michael said...

Shiloh. Nuf said lol. Btw u r 2 fun e 4 wds. Adios. Lol.

AllieOop said...

Yeah Democratic women!!

shiloh said...

Again, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Tim said...

"Harry Reid, on an anti Tea Party jag, has the audacity to say that the Republicans "couldn't govern and wouldn't lead."

One would think he'd be back in Washington, finishing up that budget that's three years too late.

But since failure is common trait among Democrats, he's among friends, and what's the rush anyway?

President Romney will just flush it.

Tim said...

AllieOop said...

Yeah Democratic women!!"

Yay, Julia!!

Everywhere.

It's Julia!!

AllieOop said...

Give em hell Gwen!

Matthew Sablan said...

Why are no fact checkers live tweeting the event like they did for the RNC?

AllieOop said...

Those women on that stage are powerful women, be scared real scared Timmy.

Oh looky there, a liberal veteran.

shiloh said...

"Why are no fact checkers live tweeting the event like they did for the RNC?"

Let the ad nauseam, con whining begin.

Oh wait!

Matthew Sablan said...

Affordable child care? You know who took huge steps to make that possible.

Mitt Romney.

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Matthew Sablan said...

Mitt Romney: Chose a female Lt. Gov. Obama: Pays his women staffers less.

Women are being told at the DNC that they should feel that Obama will somehow treat them more like equals.

Titus said...

I read Barbara Boxer is going to demonstrate an abortion on the stage...for the girls.

And Pelosi is going to shoot ping pong balls out of her reconstructed vage...so I heard.

shiloh said...

"Affordable child care?"

Matthew S. maybe you should be a mittens' surrogate. ok, mittens isn't allowed to talk about mittenscare in MA. never mind!

garage mahal said...

Women are being told at the DNC that they should feel that Obama will somehow treat them more like equals.

Not sure what convention you're watching, but the women I'm hearing are detailing how Obama already has.

exiledonmainst said...

Looks like a packed house.

9/4/12 5:29 PM

Ahem.

"The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled.

Buses for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina have been arranged."

And Obama's big speech might be moved from the stadium into a smaller 20,000 seat venue, because of the weather.

Yes, what a great idea to hold the convention in an outdoor venue. Rain in NC is unheard of at this time of year.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198206/Democrats-set-Obamas-big-speech-74-000-seater-outdoor-stadium-20-000-seater-indoor-arena.html#ixzz25XxyhJRt

Matthew Sablan said...

Psst: Garage, that's the point. They're ignoring that he pays them less and that his office has been likened to a hostile work environment, while also ignoring all the positive points about Romney.

exiledonmainst said...

shiloh talks about being a "real man" like he knows something about it.lollol

:P

pm317 said...

Matthew Sablan, let me help you out..

Jane Edmonds at the GoP. Romney appoints women to top posts, Obama calls them sweetie.

Titus said...

Aisle 4 in the center just announced free food stamps for alcohol and cigs! The blacks are going nuts.

Aisle 3 started playing Disco Music and the fags are melting.

And aisle two has a buy one dildo get one free and the womyn are going nuts.

The conventioneers did their market research.

Will Mary Jo has a comment on the Ted Kennedy tribute? I needed to be the first to say that.

shiloh said...

mittens compares favorably to cheney/bush!

(8) years of Bush begat Barack Hussein Obama and (4) years of 36% job approval rating, when he left office, mittens begat Duval Patrick.

Thanx George/Dick/willard ...

garage mahal said...

They're ignoring that he pays them less and that his office has been likened to a hostile work environment, while also ignoring all the positive points about Romney.

He's also been likened to a Kenyan terrorist.

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(No Name) said...

Is it Bush's fault yet?

traditionalguy said...

A campaign poit that I heard last night is that a vote for Romney is a vote to go back to pre-existing exclusions to all Health Insurance coverages.

That one hits home for the families with pre-existing members.

I found myself retorting that Romney invented ObamaCare so he cwould be trusted on that horror issue.

The long answer is that the GOP offered fixes to that problem which Reid and Pelosi refused to even vote on.

So how do I prove that?

exiledonmainst said...

"Those women on that stage are powerful women, be scared real scared Timmy."

They're powerful inducers of nausea.

As the August jobs report due to be released on Friday will be. Be scared, real scared Allie.

Enjoy your convention, ladies (I include shiloh in your number)

chickelit said...

gargae notes: He's also been likened to a Kenyan terrorist.


By The New Yorker no less! link

Good thing Clint finally made it OK for everyone to laugh.

What kind of humor will the Dems bring?

shiloh said...

Deval Patrick ran against mittens hand picked Kerry Healey and defeated her 56/35.

ie mittens political legacy ... so far.

john said...

Is anyone besides Allie, Garage and Titus actually watching this?

traditionalguy said...

Clint Eastwood must be upstaged. But is it true that the Dems plan to show a CATS musical scene to honor Barack's birth country's Meow Meow terrorists?

garage mahal said...

@chickelit
Interesting factoid:

By way of his Dunham lineage, President Obama has at least 11 direct ancestors who took up arms and fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War and two others cited as patriots by the Daughters of the American Revolution for furnishing supplies to the colonial army. This star-spangled heritage makes Obama eligible to join the Sons of the American Revolution, and his daughters the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Matthew Sablan said...

"A campaign poit that I heard last night is that a vote for Romney is a vote to go back to pre-existing exclusions to all Health Insurance coverages."

-- The part of ACA dealing with pre-existing conditions could very easily pass as a stand-alone measure. There is no realistic fear of losing it.

Matthew Sablan said...

John: I'm watching it "Grit and grace of a young senator," a Kennedy.

john said...

If the convention is lacking for good visuals, they could project this.

Indigo Red said...

The obligatory appeal to the dead Kennedys.

shiloh said...

"Is anyone besides Allie, Garage and Titus actually watching this?"

This is a 90/10 con blog and would real men watch a political convention? when WSOP is on another channel?

john said...

Garage said ....This star-spangled heritage makes Obama eligible to join the Sons of the American Revolution, and his daughters the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Wouldn't that make them racist?

Archie Waugh said...

What, no tribute to Mary Jo Kopekne?

pm317 said...

I am watching this, again!

Clint Eastwood uncut

exiledonmainst said...

Is anyone besides Allie, Garage and Titus actually watching this?

9/4/12 6:45 PM

Shiloh is. All of them have vibrators out and ready for action.

AllieOop said...

John, considering this blog is inhabited by 90% conservatives, I assume many of you aren't watching, should that he a surprise? I didn't watch most of the Republican convention.

Flip flop, flip flop, flip flop, flp flop.......

pm317 said...

I am also watching Flipping out.. wonder if Titus is into that guy.

john said...

I assume Titus might be more interested in Clint Eastwood uncut.

exiledonmainst said...

garage: Obama also has slaveowner ancestors via his mother. Ironically, it's his only genetic link to American slavery.

Sure explains Stanley Dunham's guilty white leftist mentality...

shiloh said...

Exile's projection aside, actually, I'm not watching ... yet!

chickelit said...

That's interesting about the Dunhams and it's certainly not POTUS' fault his mom was such a loser and tried to negate all that lineage.

Interesting though that none of his Y-chromosome ever fought in those wars! Again...not his fault...but it does make him different than you or, me.

Unknown said...

If you can't bear to watch it yourself, hustle on over to www. hillbuzz.org where Kevin DuJan is liveblogging. Gutbustingly funny.
Ann Althouse: You'd like this guy. He is not only hilarious, he's also a brilliant strategic thinker (former Hillary democrat).

AllieOop said...

Unknown is sending Althouse's traffic over to another blog?!

(No Name) said...

I am watching the convention on MSNBC. I am staring the crazy right in the face. When all this is discussed later, I want to be able to participate and know what I'm talking about, not just repeating what the righty blogs told me.

chickelit said...

Indigo Red said...
The obligatory appeal to the dead Kennedys.

There's always room for Jello Biafra!

exiledonmainst said...

Thanks for the tip, unknown. Yeah, Kevin DuJan is extremely funny. Time to pop on over there...

(No Name) said...

I want to say that Ron Reagan is doing a good job anchoring MSNBC's coverage. But he needs a haircut.

Titus said...

I loved Clint Eastwood's speech! I thought it was fab.

exiledonmainst said...

Unknown is sending Althouse's traffic over to another blog?!

9/4/12 6:55 PM

We can only take so much stupid from you, Allie.

Dan said...

Fact Check: Despite all the references to ObamaCare being the fulfillment of Teddy Kennedy's dreams, it is not universal health care. The Supreme Court ruling struck down forcing the states to cover the uninsured, thus after all the shouting, 30 million people remain uninsured, just as before the takeover of health care.

shiloh said...

Speaking of manly men, mittens is laying low at his summer vacation home ...

AllieOop said...

Well!

Exiledonmainst, no loyalty to Althouse. Sheesh.

pm317 said...

"when somebody doesn't do the job, we've got to let them go," as simple as that.

AllieOop said...

Good riddance exiled:)

Matthew Sablan said...

Shiloh: It is generally considered good manners not to try and step on the other party's convention. This year, the Obama campaign broke that tradition. So, maybe Romney is holding his powder for his counter-ad blitz now that his war chest is freed up.

(No Name) said...

Apparently the republic will rise or fall depending on whether or not Mitt Romney releases his tax returns

chickelit said...

AllieOop said...
Unknown is sending Althouse's traffic over to another blog?!

Doesn't Crack do that everyday? I never heard you complain.

Shouting Thomas said...

Gotta admire the endurance of the regulars who appear determined to watch the entire convention.

I'll read the summaries in the a.m.

I'll watch Bama's acceptance speech.

That's it! Same as for the Republicans.

You guys have to hold the fort for me!

Colonel Angus said...

It is generally considered good manners not to try and step on the other party's convention. This year, the Obama campaign broke that tradition.

Proving that in addition to competence, Obama lacks class.

Matthew Sablan said...

I watch and suffer so you don't have to ST.

edutcher said...

Not too many with anything to say tonight.

Dingy Harry. Well, he might come clean about the pederasty

Moochelle.

As always, keep hope alive!

How lame is it to keep quoting a racist, corrupt, failed candidate for POTUS who had to be bought off so the second-most corrupt Administration in American history had a chance of winning?

btw, when Obama wins what will be the main con whine/excuse?

He won't. They can't even fill the stadium, so they've got to use an indoor arena seating 1/3 the people.

Lol that one.

Voter fraud?

Isn't that the only way the demos ever win?

mittens was a train wreck?

Ho, that's Choom. Hopenchair, after all.

Not enough con billionaire $$$ lol

Dr Evil has abandoned Little Zero, so the money problems are all on the Demos' side.

Projection, it's not just from Sony anymore.

Real men don't ride a bicycle in Paris doing "missionary work" to avoid the Vietnam War. A war mittens was totally in favor of everyone else fighting except himself!

And what was the little animal's excuse for not going?

He's a Boomer, but he waited until it was safe - or, at least, that's what he expects us to believe.

btw, real men don't waste time at political blogs! Even for amusement.

Yet here he writes. Or has it written for him so he can type it.

Conservative former Rep. Virgil Goode will appear on Virginia's presidential ballot after state election officials rejected a Republican-led effort to keep him off. Republicans fear Goode will drain votes from their candidate, Mitt Romney, in a swing state where polls show a deadlocked race.

Oh, yes. Puffington analysis. Yeah, that'll work.

(8) years of Bush begat Barack Hussein Obama

And 4 years of Choom will beget 16 years of Republican Presidents. Maybe 20?

And, lessee now, what's Choomie's approval these days?

Right - 43!

Thanks, Barack.

Irene said...

Looks like a packed house.

Busing!


You got it.

Colonel Angus said...

It is generally considered good manners not to try and step on the other party's convention. This year, the Obama campaign broke that tradition.

Proving that in addition to competence, Obama lacks class.

jrberg3 said...

Robert Wexler might as well be speaking to an empty arena! Barack Obama, the greatest President for Israel ever!! Who knew!

garage mahal said...

That band coming through loud and clear via streaming. Sing it sister!

Much different crowd than the RNC throwdown. Or, I should say sitdown.

shiloh said...

Matthew, laying low is mittens best option to be sure as he doesn't wear well in puplic ie he won the Rep primary by runnin' 95% negative ads against his train wreck opposition and it's his only pathway to victory in the general.

Unfortunately he will have to show up to the (3) presidential debates and hmm ... actually answer pertinent questions re: his mystery tax returns, mystery economic policy, mystery hair care products, mystery hardware store purchase, mystery neophyte lyin' v-p selection, mystery off-shore accts., mystery Afghanistan, non-existent foreign policy etc. etc.

Indeed, he rose above train wrecks Newt, Perry, Cain, Santo, Paul by default. Now his effervescent personality will be front and center lol.

rhhardin said...

Patriotism means daddy has to pay.

deborah said...

According to the Examiner, the DNC platform has removed 'God.'

http://www.examiner.
com/article/democrats-
remove-god-from-dnc-
platform-insert-obama
-s-name-over-100-times

Colonel Angus said...

Unfortunately he [Mitt] will have to show up to the (3) presidential debates and hmm

Yes indeed it should be interesting. I am especially looking forward to hearing Obama try and justify how he needs another four years to try an accomplish something.

Revenant said...

"Being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare."

Total individual tax receipts for 2011 (income + ss/medicare) $1.911 trillion.

Total adult population of United States in 2011: 238.8 million

Fair share of taxes, per adult: $8000

If you pay more than that, you're paying "more than your fair share". If you pay less, you're paying "less than your fair share". I pay around three times my fair share, if I recall correctly. It may be more.

Of course, an argument can be made that the well-off should be made to pay MORE than their fair share because they are able to afford it. But honesty compels us to admit that they are paying "more than their fair share" of taxes.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

I'm not at all hopeful that they'll be able to lie as much as the Republican'ts did last week.

I'm also not very hopeful that they'll be able to use a chair as the nominee, or at least the fictionalized version thereof.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

And don't forget -

Voter fraud is a huuuge problem!

God bless the GOP for dreaming up phony problems to distract us with.

Matthew Sablan said...

You know a "Bring America together" speech following up accusing Republicans of being flat-earthers and pyromaniacs is... awkward.

garage mahal said...

Voter fraud is a huuuge problem!

And getting pregnant from rape is TINY. Not even worth mentioning, really.

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Revenant said...

Why are no fact checkers live tweeting the event like they did for the RNC?

They can't type fast enough. :)

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Vote against CHAIR!

A fictionalized incumbent for a phony challenger!

Vote out CHAIR-PERSON!

(It makes a win for phony blow-up doll/bobble-head doll Romney a fairer contest).

Seeing Red said...

Ohhh, I like mysteries. Do we get to add mystery college transcripts, too?

n.n said...

What do they consider a "fair" share? Currently, Americans are taxed at a rate exceeding 50% of income. This does not include the employer share. This also does not include the effective tax levied on everyone when the federal government runs a perpetual deficit equal to 10% of GDP.

I wonder how they consider direct investments in the American economy and charitable interests.

Along with their statement which subordinates individual dignity to the state (or collective), their message should not resonate with Americans. In fact, it should be repulsive to Americans. It strictly contradicts the principles upon which this nation was founded.

Anyway, Democrats have evolved to replace slavery and discrimination with progressive involuntary exploitation and an institutional class system. The semantics have changed, but they remain true to their principles. However, most important, they offer no sustainable solutions to resolve problems which they have manufactured.

sydney said...

Fair share of taxes, per adult: $8000

If you pay more than that, you're paying "more than your fair share". If you pay less, you're paying "less than your fair share".


I pay 6 times that, and I am not wealthy.

Revenant said...

"Voter fraud is a huuuge problem!"

And getting pregnant from rape is TINY. Not even worth mentioning, really.

Trivial, compared to voter fraud. :)

After all, abortion of a rape pregnancy is, and will always be, legal in this country. Victims of voter fraud have no recourse.

Titus said...

Mitt Romney was really pro choice a little bit ago. Actually he was big fag hag and healthcare for all lover and climate change supporter. He really isn't the republicans fave and best candidate. He even said he never wanted to go back to the Reagan years-and he still made it through the primaries. And he is from Massachusetts....amazing.

OK, I am bored and have to fly to Princeton tomorrow.

toodles, have fun.

And tits.

Colonel Angus said...

What do they consider a "fair" share?

Well since the top 20% of wage earners foot 65% of the Federal income tax bill, my assumption is 'fair share' is to shoot for 100%.

AllieOop said...

Ah, a former Republican woman who has seen the light regarding the truth of "small government", lol.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

What about victims of voter suppression, Reverend Revenant?

Do the costs outweigh the supposed "benefits"?

We know what Mike Turzai thought about this.

What do you think? Or do you have partisan-only lenses when it comes to opining on preventing older Americans without drivers licenses from voting?

wef said...

A celebration of Servility.

Matthew Sablan said...

Instead of having the choice of who to work for to get her coverage, she'd rather the government dictate the coverage she can get.

... Yeah, that sounds small government.

Synova said...

I watched the Republican convention streaming on the internet... anyone got the URL for the Dems?

Matthew Sablan said...

C-Span: http://www.c-span.org/DNC/

O Ritmo Segundo said...

After all, abortion of a rape pregnancy is, and will always be, legal in this country.

Funny you should mention that. I know of this guy, no - a LEGISLATOR named "Todd Akin" that you should listen to...

Synova said...

Oh I think I found it.

AllieOop said...

Rape by ultrasound.

Synova said...

Oh bleh... I found it just in time to hear about aborting babies.

Colonel Angus said...

What do you think? Or do you have partisan-only lenses when it comes to opining on preventing older Americans without drivers licenses from voting?

Are older Americans unable to obtain a state issued photo ID?

jrberg3 said...

Maria Ciano, the former Republican voter who likes move on.org, Democracynow and think progress! Count me as skeptical....

mccullough said...

I think it would be fair to tax the rich more in exchange for the poor not having children outside marriage and putting all welfare programs on the same 5 year limit as TANF. I also think the federal government should condition its funding of primary and secondary education on states banning public unions for teachers. The problem with the Dems is they expect nothing from the peoPle who make up their base.

Matthew Sablan said...

P.S., The woman involved? She's been a Democrat since 2006. So you know, I hope the fact checkers line up the Pinnochios for misrepresenting her to us at the convention.

jrberg3 said...

We believe in abortion at all costs! Vote for us now and we will abort all your fetuses!

Geoff Matthews said...

The 'pay your fair share' mantra presupposes that we agree on what is worth spending money on.
Until you address that, you're just avoiding the issue.

Matthew Sablan said...

... Wow, this really is devolving into a hate session so much more than the RNC ever did.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Are older Americans unable to obtain a state issued photo ID?

Apparently Mike Turzai thought it would be inconvenient enough for them as to suppress their vote and change the outcome, Mr. Colonel Sanders.

We already know what your party's bad intentions are, so why bother arguing the details?

We're too busy fighting and registering people for what should be an essential right. I know, they're no Cock Brothers. But they have rights.

Not that you care though, right?

cold pizza said...

"Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone, A comedy tonight!" -CP

Synova said...

"Funny you should mention that. I know of this guy, no - a LEGISLATOR named "Todd Akin" that you should listen to..."

Really? No one else is listening to him, so why pretend he's some huge threat to the right to abort rape babies?

jrberg3 said...

Women of America cannot trust Romney!!! He is coming after you!! I didn't know a President could overturn a supreme court decision.

Synova said...

Wow... Romney is AWESOME powerful!

He's going to overthrow Roe vs. Wade, and be taking away all of our choices and power as women! Oh noes!

chickelit said...

deborah said...
According to the Examiner, the DNC platform has removed 'God.'

Obama leant them a vowel so they could worship "Good" instead.

In Good We Trust

Or if you're a materialistic polytheist: "In Goods We Trust"

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Really? No one else is listening to him, so why pretend he's some huge threat to the right to abort rape babies?

Well, he's only a CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE and gets one of 435 votes to determine the laws of this country. So really, it's no big deal.

And it's not like his ignorance is emblematic of others' in his party.

Maybe you can get your Colonel friend over there to suppress his right to vote. -- I mean, prevent him from fraudulently voting.

Yeah. That's the ticket.

john said...

AllieOop said...
Ah, a former Republican woman who has seen the light regarding the truth of "small government", lol.


Allie, I'm not watching, but I'll bet she's one of those New Hampshire staunch republicans. NPR always finds a bunch of those ladies every 4 years.

Colonel Angus said...

Apparently Mike Turzai thought it would be inconvenient enough for them as to suppress their vote and change the outcome,

I wonder how he would come to that conclusion. Obtaining a photo ID is about one of the easiest things to do. I got mine at 16.

Not that you care though, right?


Why should I care? It's ridiculously easy to get a photo ID. About as easy to register to vote come to think of it.

AllieOop said...

So nobody here knows what a Personhood Law is?

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Synova sarcastically bloviated:

Wow... Romney is AWESOME powerful!

He's going to overthrow...


Oh, so now you ADMIT that all his issues are phony?

How heartening.

Synova said...

Obama will take care of us!!!

Yay!!

chickelit said...

AllieOop said...
Rape by ultrasound.

Where's Andy R to explain what cis-vaginal means?

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Wherein the Colonel confuses 16-year olds with senior citizens...

Matthew Sablan said...

"So nobody here knows what a Personhood Law is?"

-- A boogeyman created to twist some facts and lie to people about actual laws.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Obama will take care of us!!!

Yay!!


Romney will fuck us all over!!!

Yay!!

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Romney will raise our taxes and cut his own!!!

Yeay!!!!!!!

wef said...

A celebration of Servility.

Matthew Sablan said...

So, where are all the tweets complaining about the lack of specifics I saw during the RNC?

It's like... there're different standards or something.

AllieOop said...

Another liberal veteran woman!

Synova said...

Basically Ritmo.

Granted, that's what the Democratic convention is supposed to be about... the terrifying horror of a Romeny presidency.

Women will lose rights over their own bodies, Roe vs. Wade will be torn away like no Republican pro-life president has ever been able to do. Romeny is a horror.

Remember it.

jrberg3 said...

Believe in God??? He must not have gotten the updated demo platform.

garage mahal said...

So nobody here knows what a Personhood Law is?

RNC hid all their social activists from viewers during their convention. Dems are showcasing.

Revenant said...

What about victims of voter suppression, Reverend Revenant?

To paraphrase defenders of voter fraud, "there's no evidence legal voters have been victims of suppression". :)

But more seriously, fraud is a larger concern for two reasons:

1. There is no upper limit on fraud, whereas suppression of votes is limited to the number of voters.

2. People whose votes are "suppressed" know it, and can speak out about it; victims of fraud do not know it.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Speaking of wimmins...

The last minute and a half of this is awesome.

Watch the Republican sputter.

AllieOop said...

Garage, they damn well knew they had to hide their social activists from the light of day. I suspect it will all come out during our convention.

Revenant said...

Funny you should mention that. I know of this guy, no - a LEGISLATOR named "Todd Akin" that you should listen to...

That would be the (soon to be ex-) legislator who was loudly condemned by his own party and asked to withdraw from the race?

QED. :)

Methadras said...

Harry Reid is a human shit stain that no amount of disinfectant or bleach can clean up. Fucking idiot. I really hoped he would drop dead right there on the podium as he was speaking his lies.

Quaestor said...

garage mahal wrote:
Seems like a pretty diverse crowd from what I can see.

Only a racist would think that diversity amounts to skin color.

chickelit said...

Ritty cracks Romn' and I don't care,

Ritty cracks Romn' and I don't care,

Ritty cracks Romn' and I don't care...his Mastur's on the way

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Well Synova, with someone as phony and conviction-free as Romney, you never know what he's going to do.

So yeah, let's assume the worst. The base of his party demands we do just that, remember?

Romney offends the people that matter and ass-kisses those who, in YOUR OWN humble opinion, DON'T.

Incredible set of priorities, there.

Colonel Angus said...

I'm still waiting to hear a credible justification why Obama deserves another four years based upon his job performance.

Pastafarian said...

What sort of people are these, that get themselves worked into a lather and cheer enthusiastically for abortion, labor unions, and higher taxes?

How pathetic and powerless these people must be in their everyday lives, that they celebrate the power of life and death that they hold over the least powerful, unborn infants; while covetously conspiring to hamstring success with union thuggery and confiscatory taxation.

This is too depressing to watch. These people make me embarrassed to belong to the same species.

Revenant said...

Seems like a pretty diverse crowd from what I can see.

You must not be watching MSNBC.

Matthew Sablan said...

Fun fact. Romney is accused of "ignoring the troops." Who went to the Legion and who did not?

chickelit said...

"social activists"

LOL. Rather clinical description, ness pah?

jrberg3 said...

Miss Duckworth deserves our thanks and respect. Truly a good soul and human being. It's tough to disagree with her, but her philosophy is just wrong.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

When it comes to Chicken-brain little's taxes, Romney (his mastur [sic]), says...

All your base are belong to us.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Get ready to whip out your checkbook, Little.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

I'm still waiting to hear a credible justification why Obama deserves another four years based upon his job performance.

You mean the job the Teahadists prevented him from doing?

jrberg3 said...

Chafee, the very definition of RINO! He is no moderate that's for sure.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Romney wants to make his increase on your taxes retroactive, Mr. Little.

Whip out that checkbook. Obviously you feel he's more entitled to that piece of the pie than you are!

Synova said...

I like what Duckworth said up to "Barack Obama will never ignore our troops..."

Only if you don't count the theater commander in Afghanistan as a "troop." Obama managed to ignore him for months.

Romney isn't a strong "defense" or "military" person, other than having executive experience. So between him and Obama it's probably a wash. What he's done is all the normal things that anyone would have done.

Oh gawd... a "former Republican" is next.

Titus said...

Dickworth needs to cover up those claws, she is all about the sympathy vote, she's a commie.

edutcher said...

The little animal used up all his non sequiturs and lols, so it's Ritmo's shift.

Apparently, even the trolls are bored tonight.

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