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12

Heads up: President Obama at Colorado State University

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6:40 President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Colorado State University

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It’s started early!


371 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama at Colorado State University”


  1. August 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    The posts are coming thick and fast!

  2. 2 ourmanflint
    August 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    yes the youngsters are enthusiastic. thanks Chips,

  3. 3 japa21
    August 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    What a day.

  4. August 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    My serious question of the day:

  5. 10 ChristiMTL
    August 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Mitt Romney’s huge accomplishment

    Romney isn’t always the best speaker. He can be wooden on the stump and gaffe-prone off of it. But his very public weaknesses can obscure the fact that he’s a very, very good politician. He’s an incredible fundraiser. He’s a strong debater. He’s disciplined in his message. He’s strategic. He’s good at picking campaign staff. And the results show: He’s now the Republican nominee for president.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/28/mitt-romneys-huge-accomplishment/

    There it is…that’s why Ezra Klein sent those little tweets…..

    THIS is insulting….”He’s disciplined in his message.”….what effing message??? He lies every time he opens his mouth, he changed position on every single issues more than once…..

    ”He’s strategic.”……nice strategy, lying about the President like his disgusting welfare ads, hiding his tax returns!!

    Ezra Klein makes me sick……..

    • 11 prettyfoot58
      August 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      Ezra Klein makes me sick……..

      DITTO….

      • 12 Claire
        August 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

        Me too! STFU ezra.

        • 13 0388jojothecat
          August 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

          So his “flip floppyness” is a plus? appealing to billionaires and millionaires is HARD”, his staff who are lobbyists and can’t keep on message, invent things like “Etch-a-Stitch” and other adjectives for the opposing party to use against their guy. The Pundits reminds me my bosses, they HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO BRING YOU DOWN A NOTCH…..in their case they HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT MITT TO BRING OBAMA DOWN A NOTCH.

    • August 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      I don’t even know where to start with what he wrote, so I won’t even try. Utterly disgusting, dishonest ‘journalism’.

      • 15 utaustinliberal
        August 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm

        Ezra needs to stick to writing about policy and leave the politics to people with more politically savvy.

    • 16 hopefruit2
      August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      It’s bad enough that he’s pimping Romney for reasons I’m not clear on (but have my suspicions about), but to take cheap gratuitous shots at our President with the constant digs at “charismatic speaker” while insulting our intelligence to boot (after all, we dullards are so taken by the charismatic speaker that we cannot see anything else) is REALLY CROSSING THE LINE HERE.

      • 17 TrumpDog
        August 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        Well remember the press was (is) enamored with McCain too…

        • 18 hopefruit2
          August 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm

          I can even understand John McCain, who at least served the country and had some modicum of decency – even though I will not forgive him for unleashing Pitt Bull in lipstick on us.

          But there is NOTHING redeeming about Mitt Romney. Ezra is not only being dishonest about Romney’s so-called “good” attributes as a politician, he also is passive-aggressively attacking our President, as well as insulting PBO supporters’ ability to distinguish a good politician from a terrible one.

        • August 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm

          Ezra is often questionable as are Chris Hayes and Melissa harris Perry. Which side are they on ? Their own?

      • 20 dotster3
        August 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

        Ego is over-inflated, burning jealousy of President Obama’s charisma (and every other positive attribute which he lacks) His haughty manner is unappealing. I’m not dying to hear his deep thoughts on anything at this point. Would just as soon he exits stage right. Flame out!

    • 21 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Shorter EK: “Mitt Romney is an accomplished liar!”

    • 23 99ts
      August 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      People who have a “Public weakness” are weak – a policy that you cannot freely discuss, talk about, explain does not make a good politician. I think it has been said before (and someone was slammed for being truthful) – Mitt is only able to talk with rich white guys.

    • 24 lisalovesobama
      August 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      “strong debater”????!!!!!!!!!———- against a bunch of incompetent tools!!! Democrats and repug politicos agree that this years crop was the WEAKEST ever!!!!! Of course WIllard came out on top! So would a brain damaged goat!

      • 25 japa21
        August 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        “So would a brain damaged goat.” Love that line. But that is the whole point. Romney really isn’t a good politiican, just a wealthy politician. If he had been on a level playing field, money wise, in the primaries, or if there had only been a couple opponents early on, he wouldn’t have made it past the fifth primary.

        • 26 jackiegrumbacher
          August 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm

          That’s true, Japa. Without the billionaire backing and with one half-way sane candidate, Rmoney would have bee down and out early on.

    • 27 anniebella
      August 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      To bad you can’t tweet back to that dope E.Klein what you just said.

    • 28 criquet
      August 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Romney’s so good that he has won 1 of the 3 elections he has tried to win so far. Yeah, keep trying to fool yourself, Ezra Klein.

    • August 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      suck on that ezra …

    • 30 Lovepolitics2008
      August 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Totally agree with you, especially on message discipline.

      And when he says “incredible fundraiser” I find it insulting too. It’s the word “incredible” that makes me sick. As if Romney had any merit in this. When your policies favor the ultra-wealthy and big business while screwing the middle class and the poor, you can raise a lot of money. What’s so admirable about that ??!!!

      What IS admirable is the way that Barack Obama is able to raise decent amounts of money even if all the Big Ultra-rich Lobbies (Wall Street, Big Oil, Big Pharma,… ) are against him.

      Yeah, Ezra Klein is disappointing. I don’t know what the hell happened to the guy.

  6. August 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will call on GOP convention delegates to “throw out” President Obama in his address Tuesday night.

    How sweet! You can hear Wolfe, saying hell ya!

  7. August 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  8. 38 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I’m just getting caught up with the previous comments. Did Miss Ann really say that Willard ate first and finished his meal before the kids were called to the table? Like he was some kind of horrible king? Ay yi yi. Sounds like a highly dysfunctional male dominant, woman submissive arrangement to me, very Mormonish. I would not have shared that, and I wouldn’t have shared the weird miscarriage story either. One in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, so not unusual in that respect. What was unusual were the strange circumstances surrounding it, protecting poor, precious Willard’s feelings at all costs. Again—-unhealthy, unequal, unbalanced relationship.

    • 39 Claire
      August 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Oh my… I didn’t know this. What kind of family functions like this? Not mine!

    • 40 desertflower
      August 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/27/1124675/-Another-failed-attempt-to-make-Mitt-likeable

      CHRIS WALLACE: So, Tagg, what are family meals like?
      TAGG ROMNEY: A little bit of craziness. Dad always goes in line first because he doesn’t want to wait for all the grand children because it takes forever. Parents are cutting their meat and he’s usually finished by the time the rest of us sit down.

      Dick comes to mind.

      • 41 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        August 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        In my family, the elders (80’s & above), disabled, children are served first; everyone else assists those folks then serve themselves.

        In the military, the troops ate first, the SNCOs and Officers last.

        Glad I’m not in his family…

        • 42 0388jojothecat
          August 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm

          Me too…..he sounds like a selfish pig…I eat first because I am the head of the family…even if they say grace prior to eating, going to the front of the line not waiting for Ann to sit and eat next to you is just WEIRD. I can see the adults taking care of their families and making sure the youngsters eat and the boys and their spouces eat together. Oooooh…..I wonder if Mitt and ALL the boys eat first and the wimmin feed the children and Ann and the spouses eat last?

      • 43 jackiegrumbacher
        August 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        Insensitive jerk, arrogant ass, come to my mind, DF.

    • 44 lisalovesobama
      August 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      I think Mrs. Money only allows Willard to think he’s in charge. I’ve checked her out when she’s wearing pants. She’s got bigger cojones.

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      August 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Dotster, she’s describing an emotionally abusive relationship and she doesn’t even know it. Tiptoeing around your husband, afraid to wake him up to take you to the hospital, not speaking up when he puts himself before his children or his work before you, who would want a man like that? It’s as if she gave up her personhood when she married him. And this is supposed to make him appealing?

  9. August 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    And Ann Robney will be pushing back on the notion that She has had it good, in life!

    Its getting deep!

    • 47 lisalovesobama
      August 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      you mean she hasn’t had a good life? She got married to a rich guy at a young age and has never had a legitimate job outside of the home since. That’s not a good life? She got sick and didn’t have to worry about going bankrupt for substandard care and she hasn’t had it good in life? She doesn’t have to worry about a retirement fund and a mortgage and yet she’s not had it good in life? Bitch, please. :roll:

    • 49 anniebella
      August 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      This Romney family is full of alot of crap, here they are trying so hard to act like they are like us, but we don’t have 250 million dollars, we don’t have Swiss bank accounts, or money stash overseas, and we aren’t hiding our tax returns. And most of us do our best not to lie all the time.

      • 50 carolyn
        August 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        A story from this weekend I”m going to bring from a previous thread. This weekend my husband and I visited our kids and grandchildren in Rowlett, just east of Dallas. When we visit, we stay at a Comfort Suite nearby. (We are too old to sleep in grandchildren’s beds!) Sunday morning my husband went to the breakfast room before I did….(that’s normal for us) FOX was on. The only other people were two cross-country truckdrivers eating breakfast too. Mitt Romney came up on the screen. One of the men said: “He’s never worked a day in his life. I’ll have to work until I die.” He did not say this in a kind or complimentary way.
        I think more and more people are realizing this. They don’t like it, and there’s nothing Romney can do to change what he is. Tom Brokaw said he is the least authentic presidential candidate he’s ever seen….yes, hollow. People sense that and will react negatively to it. Ann can’t change what he is. The longer he’s around, the more people know this, and the stronger they will react against him.

  10. 51 susanne
    August 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    nice piece in the missouri press, brought over from wapo:

    ‘ As Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins reported Friday, the final night of the Republican National Convention will bring Romney’s Mormonism into the spotlight, with the goal of “presenting Mitt Romney the Man to the electorate.” Romney’s refusal to release his tax returns might be one reason he comes across as inaccessible. Citing his Mormonism as a reason for not releasing them puts a human gloss on what comes across as a politically motivated and calculating decision not to be forthcoming about his past. ‘

    http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2012/aug/28/romneys-reasoning-has-holes/

  11. 56 vcprezofan2
    August 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    It’s Lisaloves fault that I’m late!!! Sheesh, I suppose all the front spots are now occupied.

    • 57 vcprezofan2
      August 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Oh! Chips Chica, thanks for the pictures in the last post – a terrific recap as I left shortly after the speech.

  12. 58 lamh35
    August 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    If this is a real excerpt, I’m already saying Bleh!

    “Ann Romney’s Convention Speech — Excerpts ”

    http://nationaljournal.com/2012-election/ann-romney-s-convention-speech-excerpts-20120828

    …Tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts.

    I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours.

    Tonight I want to talk to you about love.

    Mitt’s dad never graduated from college. Instead, he became a carpenter.

    He worked hard, and he became the head of a car company, and then the governor of Michigan.

    When Mitt and I met and fell in love, we were determined not to let anything stand in the way of our life together.
    ..
    I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a “storybook marriage.” Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or Breast Cancer.

    A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage.

    • 59 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      They keep trying to substitute Willard’s dad’s bootstrap story for Willard. Trying to pull a switcheroo. From all accounts, George Romney was much more human, had much more integrity, and was a much better businessman than his robotic, narcisstic, never-had-to-work-for-anything-in-his-life son. We’re not gonna fall for the okie doke.

    • 60 theo67
      August 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      I think I rolled my eyes three times while reading that excerpt. She wants to talk about “love” while she, her husband, and their party, spread hate all over the country and divide the country into racists/non-racists? what a joke!

      • 61 jackiegrumbacher
        August 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

        So true, theo, they thrive on hate and lies and want to talk about love. It does make you want to puke. Michelle Obama models love in everything she does–reaching out to families, disaster victims and children throughout the country. Ann spews elitist hatred everywhere she goes, then tries to act like Mother Teresa.

    • 62 lamh35
      August 28, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      According to Greg Sargent on twitter, Ann’s speech is “more emotional” than reported.

      So the narrative has been set. Ann’s speech is a success before it has even been given.

    • 64 99ts
      August 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      hahahaha – and who else was a carpenter – and back to “poor little me” For someone who is so ill, she seems to be doing quite well .

      They know how much people love President Obama – but he and Michele live the life of love – for everyone to see. Mitt – who would ever know.

    • 65 daisydem
      August 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      boo hoo.

    • 66 lisalovesobama
      August 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      she’s supposed to be talking about her husband. why do they always fall back on George Romney? It’s like after George that whole family went to hell and no one else has a good heart felt story to tell because after George, they broke the mold in that family. Fricking corrupt bastards.

      • 67 carolyn
        August 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm

        I’m sorry Ann, but that excerpt just turned my stomach! Who wrote that! Once again, TMI!!! This is corn and cheez of a very low level!

    • 68 anniebella
      August 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      What is it with these people. Ann Romney can say whatever she want too. it still is all about her lying husband policies. The women who would suffer from no Planned Parenthood,because of Mitt Romney, are they going to sit there and fall in love with Romney policies because of what Queen Ann says. It’s about Romney-Ryan policies. Not some so call emotion speech from rich uppity snobs spouse.

      • 69 jackiegrumbacher
        August 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

        Anniebella, Ann Romney is just a distraction. She doesn’t matter. Her lying, corrupt and heartless husband and his anti-middle class, anti-woman, anti-minority, anti poor people, anti seniors policies do matter.

  13. August 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  14. August 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Jake “the snake” Tapper tries to redeem himself:

  15. August 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    George Robney was Mormon and he released ten years of tax returns. Next?

  16. 78 hopefruit2
    August 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    My President is getting a cold! He needs to get some rest for next week.

  17. August 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

  18. 81 Claire
    August 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I’m fired up!

  19. 82 vcprezofan2
    August 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    A-no-ther ‘new’ speech! Pres O’s got his groove going! Lord knows I totally, absolutely, thoroughly LOVE THIS PRESIDENT!!!!! :lol: :lol: He cannot not win!!

  20. 83 lamh35
    August 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    According to Greg Sargent on twitter, Greg Sargent ‏@ThePlumLineGS

    SCOOP: I’ve learned that Ann Romney’s speech will be a bit more emotional and heartfelt than other stories have suggested.

    So the narrative has been set. Ann’s speech is a success before it has even been given.

  21. 84 ChristiMTL
    August 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    SOME ‘DREAM’

    Republicans Approve ‘American Dream’ Platform Banning Abortion, Gay Marriage… Radically Transforms Medicare… Extends Bush Tax Cuts… Guts EPA… Makes English ‘Official National Language’

    There’s the platform.

    Of course, their nominee has a complete different vision right?….he only represents the party.

    • 85 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      When will “those people” stop embarrassing our whole country with all of this, including that “official national language” crap. How cosmopolitan and worldly they are. It’s not even our “original” language, Repukes. Our original languages were known by Native American tribes, until we tried to get them to give them up for our “official national language.” Still at it in 2012. Backward asses.

  22. 86 Linda
    August 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Gag…

    Boehner is slurring his words. I had to turn it off.

  23. August 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I like today’s SS guys – very buffed out and protecting our POTUS.

  24. 90 Linda
    August 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    The AP reports:

    Streets in the heart of downtown are eerily quiet, key intersections blocked off. Even the best restaurants are easy to get into without a reservation or much of a wait.

    It’s supposed to be an honor to be picked as the host city of a presidential nominating convention.

    But so far, a combination of nasty weather, tight security that blocks off streets and a delay in Republican National Convention activities has left Tampa’s streets deserted, its restaurants nearly empty. Some merchants remain hopeful they’ll make up for it in the next several days, while others worry they’ve lost so much money from investing in extra staff, food and merchandise that no amount of business will put them in the black this week.

  25. 92 desertflower
    August 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Wanna LYAO? ThinkProgress is live blogging the convention…that’ll be aboout all I can stomach.

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/08/28/758981/rnc-tuesday/

    Here’s a start:

    7:15: Speaker Boehner (R-OH) used his favorite refrain — “where are the jobs?” — to attack the Obama administration. The private sector has added 4.5 million jobs during the last 29 months.

    7:15 House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) opens primetime with a “guy walks into a bar” routine.

    7:00: Herman Cain told Fox News that “the reason you do not have more black faces at this convention, they are working! They are not retired and they may not have the freedom to spend the time to try to go.”

    6:58: A member of Mitt Romney’s Hispanic Steering Committee tells ThinkProgress that the candidate will reverse course on his campaign pledge to pursue an immigration strategy of “self-deportation.”

    • 93 cookemom
      August 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      Say Whaaat!

      “Herman Cain told Fox News that “the reason you do not have more black faces at this convention, they are working! They are not retired and they may not have the freedom to spend the time to try to go.”

      According to the Pubs, AAs don’t work and Newt says there are no role models of AAs going to work. Maybe Cain didn’t get the memo. Wow, he’d better be careful or he’ll be thrown out of Boners bar.

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Oh, they’ve started with the evening events? Who noticed? But it would be a good idea to take a look at a live blog, because I certainly am not watching the liars’ lips moving.

    • 96 jackiegrumbacher
      August 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Oh my what a newsflash. Mitt is “reversing his position.” The vane has, once again, turned.

  26. 97 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    So Boehner opens up with using a bar joke analogy and having bar rooms brawls. He digs at PBO as not knowing how businesses work. All of this is to be expected, but remember they’re not talking to us. It’s feeding time at the zoo. Red meat all around.

    Now looking forward to Ann, who has a script and has been told to stay on message, not to go off by not one word. She complained that it will be hard for her to just read what was written for her. Tells you how much they trust her.

    • 98 dotster3
      August 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      They’re all on script. All speeches written and “approved” by the Willard campaign, even Christie’s—-no one’s risking anyone going off message.

    • 99 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Hope nobody’s usin’ a t-e-l-e-p-r-o-m-p-t-e-r. That would be so PBO-like.

  27. 100 FiredUpInCA
    August 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  28. 103 prettyfoot58
    August 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Schmidt says that the ameriocan peopl have arrived at the conclusion that the President has failed to trun the american economy around…however no mention is made of the GOP Obstruction to everything that the President has tried to do/that in fact the Stimulus did work/

    • 104 lisalovesobama
      August 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      steve schmidt should be holed up in a dark, tiny room somewhere far away from the cameras, still cowering in shame over his choice of Tundra Twit. asshat.

    • 106 ChristiMTL
      August 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      I heard that….what a liar..

      Beside the fact that he picked Palin, anyone and I mean anyone who voted for that ticket is disqualified for life in giving any opinion on pretty much anything.

      To even think of putting that right wing extremist a heart beat away from the presidency was pure madness.

      Not that the top of ticket was better……a bitter warmonger with a bad temper…

      He can sthu as far as I’m concerned…….

  29. 107 prettyfoot58
    August 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I do not know if i can continue to watch this

  30. 108 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    “When Mitt and I met and fell in love, we were determined not to let anything stand in the way of our life together.”
    =============== especially not honesty, decency, circumspection, human kindness, morality or common courtesy………. mm hm! {{Neck roll}}

  31. 114 utaustinliberal
    August 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    This GOP convention is hilarious.

    Reince Priebus: “This is our generation’s rendezvous with Destiny.” Destiny being the stripper he boinked last night.

  32. 120 vcprezofan2
    August 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I notice that Daylife has shut down its photo service to average readers! Rats! So where do I go now to find a picture to add to my tweets SOMETIMES? Any suggestions?

  33. 126 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Unlike last convention, great seats this time for the brown people territories. Too bad their votes don’t count. American Samoa, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico…. At least when the camera pans the crowd, they can wave to family and friends back home. Other than that, we’d hardly know their presence. Last time they were seated in the rafters. This time the Paulite delegates have the nose bleed seats.

  34. 128 hopefruit2
    August 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    No wonder Knoller is pizzed.

  35. 130 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I think Rinse My P***nis and Boner were both a little tipsy and weebly wobbly. The crowd not enthused at all, bunch of elders swinging to big band era music, or fifty type music. Not paying attention to the speakers. The visual will not be good in the morning.

  36. 131 Linda
    August 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I can’t believe Maine walked out and protested. That was sweet.

  37. 140 anniebella
    August 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    What time is POTUS speaking in Virginia.

  38. 142 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  39. August 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    And Isaac just made landfall in Southern Louisiana. 80 mph winds, here we go, split screen time!

  40. 147 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    - They’re blaming the the acoustics for the lack of enthusiasm. I guess it’s only loud when there’s a game going on.
    – Huntsman gave a scathing statement on why he is not attending this convention or any others until they come to their senses.

    I do this, so you won’t have to.

  41. August 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    The Obama campaign has announced President Obama and Vice President Biden’s preliminary schedule leading up to the Democratic convention in Charlotte.

    Obama will travel to Des Moines, Iowa Saturday to kick off his tour. He will travel to Sioux City, then Boulder, Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio, and Norfolk, Va. before arriving in Charlotte.

    Biden will campaign in York, Pennsylvania and Detroit, Mich. before arriving in Charlotte.

    All the stops will feature “American Heroes” — or “people who have shown grit and determination in overcoming obstacles, highlight the progress we’ve made together in rebuilding our economy, and demonstrate the American values of hard work and responsibility that make our country great,” the campaign announced.

  42. 151 Grab a Mop Grace
    August 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I can’t stand watching, but I can’t look away.
    It’s like I’m driving past fender bender on the highway.
    I cannot take 2 more days of this GOP pretend love fest!

    Please, make it STOP!

    Obama/Biden 2012

  43. August 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Keep those updates coming, I am at the local OFA office eating free Pizza Hut, someone sent us.
    Good benefits!

  44. August 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Oh, well.

  45. 154 Claire
    August 28, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    One of my nieces is a freshman in college. I made sure she registered to vote this summer. I have called and texted to bug her to get her 2 roommates at school to register. She wasn’t having any luck until today when they walked by an OFA voter registration table. My niece said the 2 guys working the table were so hot that her roommates stopped instantly and registered. She said they are now Pres. Obama supporters. All 3 girls signed up to work on the campaign now! Best thing is that they are in a swing state…VA. Hilarious… let’s get more hot guys at those OFA tables!

  46. 161 Ladyhawke
    August 28, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Republican National Convention: Night 1 — @LOLGOP Liveblog

    BREAKING: The GOP accidentally nominates the guy who created ObamaCare.

    August 28th, 2012 6:07 pm
    @LOLGOP

    ——————————————-

    The definition of insanity is doing exactly what George W. Bush did and expecting different results. Tonight Mitt Romney and the party he tricked into nominating him will make their insanity official with a party platform that in almost every way resembles the last platform of George W. Bush. Only now the tax breaks for the rich are bigger, the cuts for the middle class are steeper and Medicare will become a “defined benefit program” that erases the Medicare promise.

    Tonight’s agenda is designed to humanize Mitt Romney – something Gepetto gave up on decades ago. Part of rehabilitating Romney’s image involves retelling the story of Bain Capital. What America knows about Bain mostly comes from the Newt Gingrich Super PAC’s documentary and the Obama campaign. Expect to hear Staples and the Sports Authority over and over. Apparently in Romney’s America, the job creators job create and everyone else wears a nametag.

    Tonight’s speakers include the person the GOP is counting on to sell you Mitt Romney – his wife – and the guy many Republicans wish had been the nominee – Chris Christie. But you’ll also get conservatives favorite union bashers – Scott Walker and John Kasich. And two business owners who are supposed to exemplify the spirit of building a business without government help – though both had lots and lots of government help.
    .
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    Check back here when the convention begins so we can make our own fireworks as the GOP simultaneously pretends George W. Bush never existed while running on his ideas.

    ————————————-

    See the live blogging updates at the link below…….

    http://www.nationalmemo.com/republican-national-convention-night-1-lolgop-liveblog/

  47. 162 utaustinliberal
    August 28, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Country singer singing “I Built That” in a building financed by the government. Oh the irony.

  48. 164 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    - Token female on the stage New hampshire Sen Ayotte. Starts off with the PBO never ran a lemonade stand. True that, he ran Bin Laden into the ocean.
    – they continue to party like it’s 1899

    I do this, so you won’t have to

  49. 168 daisydem
    August 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I would be interested to see them pan the convention center tonight during Ms. Ann’s whinefest. [I just cannot imagine that her appearance will create any kind of excitement, even among Republicans.] Also, when this is over, I would like to know the comparison between the viewership for the RNC versus the DNC.

  50. 169 vitaminlover
    August 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Father, in the Name of Jesus, thank You for revealing the true winners in this 2012 Presidential election–President Obama and Vice-President Biden. Thank You for preserving them so strongly from any form of hurt, harm or danger in any way, shape or form. Thank You for Your ministering Angels always around and surrounding them and their families with Your Protection. Let them always be in the right places at the right times. Thank You for the strong love and guidance for them. Thank You for opening the people’s eyes even more so that it is seen and known that our guys have the best interests of the American people at heart. Thank You for the voters coming out in droves to vote our President Obama and Vice-President Biden back into office and that there is no doubt that this will happen. I give you the glory for this major re-election and that the truth prevails and Your Love covers them. Let this be so, Lord. Amen.

  51. 172 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    - HUH? Kasick (sp) Ohio says something about not liking black eyed peas and having a feeling they’re about to elect a new president. WTF!?! Now he’s bragging about the great turn around of Ohio’s economy. Hmmm, wonder if he’ll mention the auto bailout that saved them.
    – MSNBC doing good job tearing down each speakers speechifying. Chuck on the floor is even challenging the folks who come up to the mike
    – I think most everyone have convened to the bars and strip clubs, only a handful of cheers.

    I do this so you won’t have to.

    • 173 cookemom
      August 28, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Ok it was a reference to the music of the group Black Eyed Peas playing in the background. Oops, I bet they didn’t get permission to do that, and then this guy says he doesn’t like them. Hoo boy. I think Kaish is trying out for a place in 2016 or in mitt’s cabinet. Get the hook.

      • 174 cookemom
        August 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        Well it wasn’t playing in the background Kaisich was trying to make a play on words from teh Black Eye Peas hit song, I’ve Got a Feeling. No matter no one in that hall knew the reference. They listen to only two types of music, country and western.

  52. August 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I’m not watching the GOPfest but from what I’m reading on twitter, it’s hideous that they’re running with this whole infantile “we built it” scenario.

  53. 176 Ladyhawke
    August 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: WE BUILT THE “DEBT” IN THE DEBT CLOCK.

    DEBT CLOCK SERVES AS A MEMORY TEST

    By Steve Benen – Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:00 AM EDT

    ————————————————————–

    Reality is clearly fighting a losing battle, but when it comes to the debt clock, the political world should at least try to avoid collective amnesia.

    Towards the end of President Clinton’s second term, debt clocks that had been established in various U.S. locations had to be shut down — the deficit had been eliminated and the clocks had never been set to run backwards.

    They started back up again during the Bush/Cheney era. Republicans took a massive surplus and turned it into an even more massive deficit, adding the costs of two wars, two tax cuts, Medicare expansion, and a Wall Street bailout to the national charge card.

    —————————————–

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/28/13524271-debt-clock-serves-as-a-memory-test?lite

  54. August 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Here’s another pic of empty seats during Roll Call (used to be the highlight of conventions).

  55. August 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Hey, that worked (the picture posted with the comment). Gonna try again with Jake the Snake’s tweet:

  56. August 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I hope all local media cover the GOP platform like Los Angeles all-news radio KNX did.

  57. 183 carolyn
    August 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    cookemom and grace….I admire you both for watching and reporting…..I could NOT stand it, but appreciate your reports. I’m afraid I would not have a TV set left if I watched. My husband is watching boxing and I’m on this much loved blog, getting ready to read the essay I assigned my freshmen to read for Thursday. It’s a good one….”Prison Studies” by Malcolm X…..how he taught himself to read in prison,and the importance of literacy. Next we’ll read “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan. I always start the composition semester talking about the wonder and gift of language. It’s fun, and new information for them as I talk about the history of all language and the English language in particular, and explain why it is so difficult to learn as a second language.
    I enjoy reading so many posts on this blog. I enjoy the individual ways people use language, each effective in its own way. I despise the perversion of language of the Republicans. The truth is not in them, kindness is not in them. I think I despise their meanness the most. How can Ann talk about “love” when her husband and his people are so hateful and bigoted? That is another perversion of language.
    One thing that attracted all of us to PBO was his 2004 convention speech. Tonight Rev. Al contrasted it with Christie’s tonight. He said “President Obama is a poet. Christie is a bully.” I thought that statement set it out very clearly.

    • 184 cookemom
      August 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      You sound like a wonderful and inspiring teacher carolyn. Your students are lucky. I enjoy language as well, but don’t judge that by my writing. LOL

      • 185 vcprezofan2
        August 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Sure we see it in your writing – you enjoy playing with words, and you enjoy humour, and when you are serious you enjoy ideas and truth. It all comes through. ;)

    • 187 jackiegrumbacher
      August 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Carolyn–Your reading Prison Studies is such a good use of time. Your mind is expanding, while the convention delegates minds are dumbing further down with each minute.

  58. August 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Also this, re: R-money shopping at Cost Co:

  59. 191 prettyfoot58
    August 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I sincerely hope that at the Dem Convention there is made mention of the TRAITOROUS GOP Congressional members who met on Inauguration nite and hatched a plan of obstruction…a plan to obstruct the President even if it meant that the country would fail….altho they knew that the middle clas swould lose…they knew that millionaires and billionaires would be ok….

    i hope that there is mentioned how they voted down the President’s Jobs Bill….guranteeing no JOBS for teachers…fire fighters…and construction workers….

    i hope that there is mention in detail what they Ryan Budget is about….the destruction of Medicare and Medicaid

    i hope there is mention of voter suppresstion and the GOP attempt to disenfranchise folks of color…seniors….students….

    i hope that there is mention of the attack on women….

    We do not have to use lies and distortions …the truth is on our side…

    i look forward to our convention….

    FORWARD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  60. 193 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Uh oh, Chris Mathews veering off again. Ed and Rev Al trying to reel him back in. Whew, got him just in time, he’s now back in line.

    • 194 carolyn
      August 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      What did he veer off to, or where did he veer off to?

      • 195 cookemom
        August 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

        He started praising Kasich speech as a sincere one from a regular, blue collar white guy. Ed and the Rev pounced and Chris back tracked in a hurry. He remembers all those tweets and emails the other day and decided he’d not want to go too far off that message.

    • 196 yardarm756
      August 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Chris is gathering material for a book. That’s all.

  61. 197 prettyfoot58
    August 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

  62. 199 squarepeg
    August 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

  63. 201 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Cookemom keep it coming. You know I don’t have the stomach for that mess but your commentary has me howling with laughter in here. Hubby thinks I’ve lost my mind (again).

  64. 202 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    - Gov McDonnell, Gov Va brags on jobs in VA, no mention it’s due to all the government jobs located there. He really wanted the VP slot but then decided to endorse vajayjay probes.
    – Next up Scott Walker, Wisc. I don’t think even I can do that one. But then again, it’s a sacrifice….I’ll take one for the TOD team….so you won’t have to. Holding nose jumping in. I’ll be back after a shower.

    • 203 Grab a Mop Grace
      August 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      I appreciate the panel on MSNBC, with all of their varying opinions, adding perspective and pushing back on the un-checked lies being spewed from that stage. It’s nice to see them all there working as a team. I’d rather be watching them with Charlotte in the background:) That’ll be next week.

      Overall, this convention feels a little “amateur hour” ‘ish.
      Everything about it seems second rate. Is it just me?

      Obama/Biden 2012

      • 204 cookemom
        August 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm

        No it’s not you. The attendees are lackluster. The speakers are horrible and hardly ever mention the candidate. teh only time there’s a semblance of life is when they mention PBO. They’re blaming it on the acoustics.

        • 205 vcprezofan2
          August 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm

          Okay, refreshments time! You TOD reporters have been working without a break, and I’m on the refreshments committee, so here you go!

  65. 206 hopefruit2
    August 28, 2012 at 9:05 pm

  66. 211 carolyn
    August 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I’m loving it that the President is going to so many colleges and universities! We need to get this diverse generation in the habit of voting. We need to help the see the necessity of voting. The President is impressing on them that it is THEIR future that is going to be affected by this election.
    I am probably prejudiced since I teach these students, but they are a wonderful group of young people. When I started teaching college in 1976, it was a very white population. Now, even in a small church supported college in the red state of Oklahoma, we have a very diverse group of students. My students are gradations of colors, from light to dark, and they are delightful.
    I want to give a shout out to Latina and AA mothers, aunts and grandmas: You have brought up the most wonderful, politest generation of young men I have ever taught. They are unfailingly polite and respectful to me, and WANT to learn. I benefit because of their love and admiration for you and because of your excellent home training. Bravo to you!

    • 212 jackiegrumbacher
      August 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Carolyn, I have noticed that as I’ve gotten to know many Latino families. Children have great respect for their parents, they know they’re loved, but they try to live up to the expectations set for them. To me, they reflect the true family values–love, loyalty, respect.

  67. 213 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    - OK Scott Walker as with all of the Gov’s so far are bragging about what they’ve done in their states. Not much at all about Mitt. As a matter of fact they throw his name in as an after thought. He’s a pretty dull speaker. He didn’t have much to say about Paul RAyn, his own Senator. He brings up a lady who lost her job in ’07, but now has a job and has gotten a promotion since then. Uh…..didn’t PBO get in office in ’09….so she lost her job under Bush and PBO’s reforms/stimulus got it back.
    – Now Ann not only have to buoy her husband, but carry these bozos as well.

  68. 217 Lorraine
    August 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    FYI…The Food Network has a Chopped marathon going on right now until 2 a.m. :-) Just in case

    • 218 cookemom
      August 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Can’t wait til the lichfish episode, hmmmm yummmy

    • 219 vitaminlover
      August 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      And of course there is the Weather Channel 24/7 complete coverage of Hurricane Isaac doing its part to knock down the Republican Convention. That’s channel 362 on Dircet TV.

  69. August 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Must be hard to serve the ungrateful swine that are GOP. Hope the vendors are making good profits:

  70. 221 squarepeg
    August 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    ATTENTION: Please follow the Obama Truth Team on Twitter. They’re live-tweeting the convention and debunking ALL LIES: https://twitter.com/truthteam2012

    • 222 amk for obama
      August 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Agreed. Get on to it, TOD’ers and RT their great tweets. Get on the message wagon.

      • 223 vcprezofan2
        August 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

        Lordy Lordy, you are back! {{Amk}} – Some people really missed you! /Not me of course cause you can be so annoying with that wimmin stuff./

        • 224 amk for obama
          August 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

          You get the whole package you ask for. No choosy, choosy. (or picky, picky either). :)

          • 225 vcprezofan2
            August 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

            Can’t help it, it’s ingrained! :lol: That is exactly what my mother used to call me as a child – picky, picky – though it was in relation to food.

  71. 226 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Don’t know if this is true:
    David Shuster
    @DavidShuster

    GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying “This is how we feed animals.” @TakeActionNews #TAN

    uh oh….I say, Uh Oh…..

  72. 227 squarepeg
    August 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

  73. 228 squarepeg
    August 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm

  74. 230 criquet
    August 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Has anyone else seen a report of this and ,if so, what is CNN saying about it? If true , it is absolutely outrageous.

  75. 232 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Ok somebody pick me up off the floor. Santorum up now to attack the blah people on welfare. The 8 blah folks in the audience have gotten hall passes so that they can be excused from this portion of the festivities.

  76. 235 Lorraine
    August 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    FYI…Serena is playing in the U.S. Open on ESPN2.

  77. August 28, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    this is a link from Huffington post showing the Ron Paul supporters yelling and chanting LOL. I dont usually reference huffinton post website but they linked some good C-SPAN video footage.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/ron-paul-republican-convention_n_1837556.html

  78. 241 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Santorum’s granddad worked in the coal mines til he was 72, died with no benefits to help with the black lung disease. somehow this is ok cause he had big hands or something. Can’t quite follow the logic about him shaking hands of broken people, strong people, lemon shrimp, fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, baby shrimp hands, grandma’s hands cleaning shrimp. It’s too much I tells ya!

  79. 245 amk for obama
    August 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Great Iowa and Colorado crowds. Great to see yunguns. It’s their future that the thugs are trying to sell off to corrupt billionaires.

    • 246 dotster3
      August 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      I love Obama with college crowds. It’s a perfect fit.

      • 247 daisydem
        August 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm

        It is, isn’t it. Like I keep telling my son, this is your President … he is the President for your generation. Support him, embrace him. Meanwhile, those of us in our 50’s-60’s, we are fighting for him with everything we have, because he has reawakened those ideals we held dear when we were in our 20’s!

    • 248 donna dem 4 obama
      August 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      Awww I missed you. Glad you fixed the computer problem ;)

      • 249 amk for obama
        August 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

        GM donna and dotster. “I didn’t fix it”. :)

        The obama crowd is enthusiastic. The mittbot mob is rabid.

  80. 250 amk for obama
    August 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm

  81. 251 amk for obama
    August 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  82. 252 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  83. 254 hopefruit2
    August 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Pray tell, is Ezra Klein getting a tingle up his skinny-ass nerd leg for Frothy?

  84. 255 nospin
    August 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Am watching the Republican convention again. Santorum is using his teleprompter and his delivery still sucks. lolololol

    Shorter Rick: god, anti-abortion, all men are created equal blah blah blah.
    Obama took work out of welfare
    In November we have a chance to vote for life and liberty and not dependency.
    A vote for Willard and Paul is a vote to keep the dream alive.

    Very boring.

    Chris Matthews, “Santorum used government funds from Virginia to homeschool his children. Everyone should remember this about this guy.”

    Chris is NOT PLAYIN’

  85. 258 Dudette
    August 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Some Republican women wish men would just shut up

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/28/us-usa-campaign-women-idUSBRE87R1C420120828

    (Reuters) – Republican women attending the national convention this week are fed up with talk that their party is waging a “war on women,” and some say it doesn’t help that a few Republican men keep talking about abortion, rape and contraception.

    “Why are men discussing this? That would be my question,” asked Mary Anne Carter, policy director at YG Network, a conservative-leaning non-profit group running the “Woman Up!” pavilion at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

    “At the end of the day, this election is about the economy.” [more in the article]

  86. 259 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Nutty nuts on parade

  87. 260 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    If your drinking game is based on how many times you hear Bush W or Bush HW or even Reagan, you’ll be able to get to work tomorrow headache free. As a matter of fact you can invite the kiddies to play along. If your drinking game includes hearing Mitt, Romney, Ryan, Paul, then send the kids to bed, but you’re still safe for work. If however, the game is based on the word ‘hands’ you’re in deep poo about now.

  88. 262 Dudette
    August 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Small business owner Phil Archuletta’s speech contradicts tonight’s RNC theme of “We Built It” and he’s complaining that his business was destroyed because he didn’t get enough federal government contracts! “When President Obama came on board and pushed the stimulus, I believed my business was going to explode with work,” he said. “Unfortunately, it never happened.” Watch it:

  89. 264 amk for obama
    August 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  90. 265 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Rev Al :
    – “no anthropologist in the world can find the ‘blah’ people of whom Santorum speak.”
    – “if marriage is the solution to joblessness and reducing welfare, then we should just hold mass weddings in Central Park”

    Cookemom:
    “Mitt who?”

  91. August 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I finally got Home from a good Day at OFA office, I turn in MSNBainC and all the Liberals are going off on Santorum, also, it looks like Steve smith is going to cry!

  92. August 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

  93. 268 Dudette
    August 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Romney camp tries to lower expectations for convention “bump”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/28/us-usa-campaign-romney-idUSBRE87Q17E20120828

    ABOARD MITT ROMNEY’S CAMPAIGN PLANE (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s campaign tried on Tuesday to play down talk that he will receive the kind of significant bump in the polls that candidates traditionally enjoy after their party convention.

    “I just think all bets are off about any kind of past performance being a predictor of the future,” senior adviser Stuart Stevens told reporters on Romney’s campaign plane headed for Tampa, Florida.

    He cited the threat to the convention from bad weather, the late date in the campaign season in which conventions are now held and the fact that the Republicans’ and Democrats’ gatherings are being held back-to-back… [blah, blah, blah]

    • 269 cookemom
      August 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      …but isn’t that why they’re sending Ann in? She’s the face of the party, the overcomer of bad weather, bad slutty women, bad conventions, and bad husband wanna be presidents. Let’s hope she at least mentions his name.

  94. 270 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Artur Davis on and is getting booed. He’s asking for a second to explain himself. A second should just about do it.

  95. 275 Dudette
    August 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Serena’s at 6-1, 5-1… one game left and the match is OVAH!

  96. 280 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm

  97. 281 nospin
    August 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Nikki Haley for Voter Suppression.

  98. 282 FiredUpInCA
    August 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  99. 284 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Gov Haley, So. Carolina starts with the we did build it. Brags about being the #1 tire manufacturer. Of course no mention that the tire industry is downstream industry of auto industry. Goes on to talk about immigration, though her parents are/were immigrants. Now talking about voter suppression, get rousing applaud. Digs at Boeing issue when the Labor Relations board sued to block the deal, no mention of why. I think I don’t like her. Bragging about 6,000 non-union employees who work for Boeing. Talking now about jobs going over seas…oops!

  100. 286 prettyfoot58
    August 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    What time does Anne Romney speak tonight

  101. 287 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Ha!

  102. 288 Ladyhawke
    August 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    ThinkProgress Live Blogs The Republican National Convention

    By ThinkProgress on Aug 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    ————————————-

    9:51: Davis describes Obamacare as a federal mandate that requires middle-class Americans to buy health insurance they can’t afford. The

    truth is, it’s a major tax cut: (CHART)

    —————————————

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/08/28/758981/rnc-tuesday/

  103. 290 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Here we go, Ann’s gettingready to ride in on Rafalca…..guns blazing…..side saddle…….nekked.

  104. 292 squarepeg
    August 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

  105. August 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  106. 295 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hang onto your uppers folks here’s Lucy……she’s got some ‘splaining to do

  107. 296 utaustinliberal
    August 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hahahaha….the GOP’s savior Ann Romney is about to speak.

    Gathering the candy. This is gonna be hilarious.

  108. 298 Dudette
    August 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hmmm, time to go watch Newsroom videos…. now where’s that link?

  109. 299 Ladyhawke
    August 28, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP

    ——————————

    SEEKING: A Republican with the shame enough to not quote the president out of context.

    ———————————-

  110. 300 NurseShar
    August 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I’m going to force myself to listen to Ann…..

  111. 303 anniebella
    August 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Just finish watching Serena Williams win, easy match 6-1, 6-1. And I still have not watch one minute of the GOPiss Convention.

    • 304 Dudette
      August 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Lots of cool things to do instea of watching the Rapepublican Hate Festival:

      Watch reruns of the Newsroom or Political Animals or W. Kamau Bell’s Totally Biased or Suits or Treme
      Watch videos of PBO or FLOTUS or VPOTUS or SLOTUS’s speeches
      Read or write poetry
      Bake cookies
      Listen to snips of new music
      Do laundry
      Reorganize your underwear drawer
      Shave your leg or toeknuckles
      Make lint sculptures from your vaccuum cleaner refuse
      Knit a few of toilet paper cozies for Christmas gifts…

  112. 305 nospin
    August 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Ann – “tonight I want to talk to you about my heart and our hearts”.

    Ya’ll have got to watch this.

    Fake, Fake Fake. Her delivery sucks.

    You have to watch.

    • August 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      forgot to stock air sickness bags so I’ll just wait for the tweets … which by the way are practically flying off the screen now that #PityPrincessAnn is yakking …. :)

    • 307 dotster3
      August 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Exactly what I was going to say. Doesn’t she sound sincere? Yah, like a used car salesman. “I love you women!” (fake laugh) Flat delivery even tho she’s trying too hard to convey her LOVE OF WOMEN! (who are all voting for Obama) And the Repub women in the audience are pretending she is saying something profound. Mitt made her laugh—–he’s such a jokester as we all know, she a daughter of a Welsh coal miner. I am sick now. Michigan! Really sick now. Urp!

  113. 308 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Oh my god, Mormon Marilyn is on the stage. Can she be any more air headed? “tonight I want to talk about Love”? Ha!

  114. 311 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    What is she talking about? Oh…… Emphasis on women. She’s so dumb. It’s like she’s going for a cross between Tundra Twit and Oprah.

  115. 312 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Groceries and gas at the pump used to be free? Since when?

  116. 314 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Love Train

    People all over the world Join hands Start a love train, love train
    The next stop that we make will be soon Tell all the folks in Russia, and China, we’re sending jobs to you…
    People all over the world …you don’t need no money (and you won’t get any) Join hands come on Start a love train, love train
    All of you brothers over in Africa or in America, uhhhh, nevermind – Ojay’s via cookemom

  117. August 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    • 316 anniebella
      August 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Women whose husband isn’t worth 250 million want to be able to go to Parent Planned hood for their healthcare.

  118. 317 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    She’s such a liar. No way she was as poor as she’s letting on. What a liar.

  119. 320 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Coal Miner’s daughter, more about the coal mines, no mention of hands yet, except he built the mine with his own grizzley hands and the Cleavers lived right around the corner.

    So far, a stretch and an appeal to women and to ironing boards and overacting and seem to be trying to convince Mitt, not us.

  120. 321 amk for obama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Ok. Gotta go. A busy day today with incoming german visitors. So will leave you with this. (warning to vc, don’t read it).

    And oh yeah, fuck the thugs and their media shills.

    A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation to Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker

    told the husband, “You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here, in the Holy Land, for $150.” The man

    thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home.

    The undertaker asked, “Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your wife home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and

    you would spend only $150?”

    The man replied, “Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. I just can’t take

    that chance.”

  121. 322 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Basement apt. , only had tuna and pasta to eat, poor things—– Isn’t that when they had to sell some stock to get by, like all young marrieds? Maybe they could have borrowed a couple of bucks from Mitt’s daddy, head of American Motors?

  122. 323 Bill R.
    August 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    This video should go viral. GOP Evangelical Chuck Colson attacks Ayn Rand movement and crypto cultists like Paul Ryan. Ayn Rand philosophy is an “idolatry of self and selfishness.”

    • 324 anniebella
      August 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Did Colson mention Andrea Mitchell ‘s husband Alan Greenspan? No we know why she loves Paul Ryan and the GOP.

  123. 325 hopefruit2
    August 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    • 326 lisalovesobama
      August 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahhahahhahahhahhahahhahahahhahahahahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahhahhahahhahhahhahahhahhahhahahhahhahahhahahahhahahhahahahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahhahbahahahhahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahbahahhaahahhahahhahhahahahhahahhahahhahhhahahhahhahahhahahahhahhahahhahahhahahhahahahhahahhahahhaahhahhahaahhahhahhahahahahhahahhhahahhahahhahahahhahhahahhahhahhahahha!!!!!!!

  124. 327 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Attack on Mitt Romney’s success? No, Miss Ann—–attack on his dodging his tax responsibility to this country and ruthless bsns. practices with no regard for the destruction of the lives of others.

  125. 328 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Now she’s making veiled comments about PBO and how unsuccessful the last 4 years have been. Ha! Said that PBO was basically attacking Willard’s success. Praising Bain as a little start up that went big and has helped their families do so many great and wonderful things. Willard won’t talk about how charitable Willard is because it’s a privilege. Apparently Bain has helped A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MANY WAYS! Ha!

  126. 329 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    No mention of Mitt selling stock so they could go to school and live in that shabby basement apartment.
    No mention she was an anchor baby
    Lies and says Mitt wasn’t handed success. He built it. All those stocks and inheritance, yep he built those too.
    She’s not passing the sniff test, and the teleprompter is not her friend.
    Talking about giving, but no specifics, no mention of tithing to the Mormon church.
    applause seems cued, not spontaneous.

  127. 330 prettyfoot58
    August 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  128. 331 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    She’s on stage lying about Willard’s resume. Fricking liar.

  129. 332 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Will she quit jabbing her finger at everyone?

  130. 333 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    There’s Condi standing and applauding as Ann swears we can trust Mitt. He loves America, just not paying his fair share of taxes.

  131. 338 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Look into our hearts…….. “you can trust Mitt” ….. Give Mitt a chance……. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahaha! She sucked. I think Tundra Twitt does better public speaking.

  132. 345 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Ann says just trust Mitt. No way she jumped that high bar set up for her. She looked like a deer in headlights. She was nervous, but not sincere imo. Did nothing to advance the narrative of Mitt the warm-hearted

  133. August 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Miss Ann says She grew up like Oliver Twist. Well, close… Then, when I met Mutt, he saw I was hungry and I asked him for some porridge, he said, you want more? LOL!
    What a joke! If People fall for this then they are stupid!

    • 347 Claire
      August 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      She should have said times were so tough that we had five kids and I never had to get a job outside of the home.

  134. 348 nospin
    August 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    That was pure Grade A nonsense. I don’t see anyone buying it.

    The folks didn’t cheer because they liked it, they cheered to be polite and they know we were watching.

  135. 349 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Chris says Mitt joined Ann on stage on wheels, still stiff and like a coneheaded non-earthling. Ann’s a real person he says and she showed him more love than he showed her. Lawrence felt like me, from the floor observation nothing spontaneous from the crowd. Everything on cue.

    OK hide your twinkies, Chrispy up.

  136. 350 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Lawry said the reaction of the crowd to Mrs. Money was nothing compared to Tundra Twitt. Hahahahahahaha—– what did I tell you?! Christie got a bigger round of applause!

  137. 351 NurseShar
    August 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Now Cristie I just can’t tolerate….

  138. 352 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Crispy starts off bragging about himself. We know he’s there to tear PBO a new one, but let’s see if he’ll mention Mitt. He’s no friend of Mitts. This is his audition speech for the 2016 nomination. Wait……his dad used the GI Bill to get through college? Hold the phone Andy, wasn’t that a gubmint handout?

  139. 353 dotster3
    August 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

  140. 354 Tally
    August 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you all SO MUCH for watching this – I. just. can’t.

  141. 355 nospin
    August 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Christie is trying to bridge the gap with “average” Americans.

  142. 357 Tally
    August 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

  143. 358 magapie
    August 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    You folks are STALWART to watch that pure fecal spewing………. Me no can do. Just watch…..anything….nothing…..

  144. August 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

  145. 361 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    So after Ann goes on and on about the need to love and be loved. This critter comes on right after her and says we don’t need love. Love is an excuse. We’re going to take our country back without loving nobody. It’s respect, not love and dammit you gonna respect me and love it. Can you say, ‘how bout I step all over Ann’s message?’ So far it’s all about the helicopter riding cowboy from Jersey. Maybe he’ll get around to Mitt before his stomach starts growling.

  146. 362 anniebella
    August 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Let’s see how the MSM eats up Queen Ann, and claim what a great job she did humanizing Mitt.

  147. August 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Mike Barnacle tweet-

    “Good thing for Obama campaign it is not running against Ann Romney. She is knocking it out of the park.”

    But but but you guys said Miss Ann sucked…

  148. 366 Tally
    August 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

  149. 367 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I’ll just post my link and if anyone wants to watch the stink off after Ms Anne’s lying speech please feel free to drop a few here: https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/donnanoshock3

  150. 369 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American Century.” Whaaaat? That’s what he said. Maybe he should be more concerned that his grandchildren don’t find out what a dummy he is. Not to worry he won’t be too much longer. He got tired from just walking to the stage. There’s not much wind left, and the canapes are calling from the back room.

  151. 370 Ladyhawke
    August 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    From Andrew Sullivan Live Blogging

    ——————————————————–

    10.50 pm. After a night of categorical lies, Christie tells us to face the truth.

    10.49 pm. Chris Christie is attacking politicians who attack!

    10.46 pm. As Christie proudly declares that he’s a momma’s boy, have you noticed how many moms there have been mentioned tonight? This is an entire evening geared toward narrowing the gender gap a little. And perpetuating lies.

    ————————————————–

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/08/live-blogging-tampa-day-one-kinda.html

  152. August 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is rolling back its investments in two battleground states and investing heavily in North Dakota, where the GOP is facing an unexpectedly difficult fight to pick up an open Senate seat.

    Several strategists told POLITICO that the campaign arm of the Senate GOP will begin running ads in North Dakota starting Wednesday. The NRSC is booking $3.1 million in airtime there between tomorrow and Election Day, a committee source said.

    The source said the NRSC is also canceling its ads in New Mexico, where Democrat Martin Heinrich appears to be pulling ahead of Republican Heather Wilson, and Missouri, where Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about abortion and rape have damaged his campaign and caused national Republicans to flee the state.

    The NRSC had previously announced it would pull its resources out of Missouri, but had not yet started to cancel its TV reservations. That has begun to change.

    Asked to comment on the strategic shift, NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh said the committee does not comment on ad reservations.

    The NRSC’s move away from New Mexico and Missouri, and its move to reinforce North Dakota, would seem to reflect the narrower path Republicans now face on the way to a Senate majority.

    It’s still entirely plausible for Republicans to win 51 seats, but some seats that once looked like easy pickup opportunities have proven surprisingly elusive.

    Interesting!


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