Jon Voight tries really, really, really, REALLY hard to explain the empty chair: “Uh”
Look at me!!
I’m looking gurl! Good job!
oh no, you didn’t.
/draws the water pistol.
Oh yes she did!
water pistol vs pop gun?
Back from dinner …
@chucktodd The 1st John Birch Party Convention summarized: #BirtherMitt #LyinRyan #CostcoAnn #GWBWho #Eastwooding #ReinceWhimpering— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 31, 2012
Beautiful, Maestro Bob.
Go ahead, make my day, you punk.
“Go Ahead…Make my Daybed!”
I haven’t been online today – still sick about that woman’s comments at the convention yesterday.
Try @Invisible Obama. Try #Eastwooding. You’ll feel better
So true, Walking. LMAO for the last 10 minutes reading twitter.
You’re a genius. The President was #Eastwooding, Retroactively!
ROFLMAO. That must be tweeted. Dude found a way to clone his invisible self. Run republicans, he’s multiplying!
did you tweet that Meta? I need to go to bed, stop it!
I’m regretfully in twitter jail so I can’t tweet it! And it’s killin’ me!
Well, I don’t know yet what twitter jail is, but did RT under that “egg”, was that you? & also a fake “RT Meta” thing, cuz I was enjoying that one with the 3 chairs toooo much!
Yes, yes, yes. Hahahahahahahahaha!
Eastwood should just “start the rocker” for that other loon, Voight. 2 peas in pod. SNL WHERE ARE YOU!!!
Ever since I saw that movie ,Annaconda, voight turned me off.
Rehearsing my guest appearance at the Democratic National Convention. #eastwooding twitpic.com/apg3dx— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) August 31, 2012
How do I copy a tweet, dotster?
Right click the time line (31 aug 12, 12s, 1h, etc.), click copy link location and then paste (ctrl v) here.
Not enough. Now let’s see you post a tweet here.
#Eastwooding furniture collection already in the works to stimulate the economy! ;)— (@frnchpnk) August 31, 2012
Excellent. You’re already an expert.
That was HILARIOUS!
This seat's taken. OFA.BO/c2gbfi, http://t.co/jgGZTb02— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 31, 2012
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our team!!!!
How do u post tweets? Do u have to be a twitter member?
OK, so you’re looking at the tweet and in the left hand corner you’ll see either “Expand” or “View photo.” Click on that.
You’ll see an elongated version of that tweet and in the bottom right hand corner, you’ll see the word “Details.” Click on that.
That will take you to a new URL page. Just copy and past that URL here in the comment box.
Yes, you have to log on to twitter to look at the tweets.
They are REALLY, REALLY GOOD!!!!
That cheered me up!
I know, right?
Funniest thing ever!
I love this!!
BAM! Cool as a cucumber.
Oh hey Chips! You missed one!
This is @BarackObama #EastWooding http://t.co/Yi9fHki6— (@utaustinliberal) August 31, 2012
Poor Angelina, stuck with a choad like Jon Voigt for a father.
Seriously. What a fucking wack job.
Both Angie & Brad are stuck with crazy parents! Remember when Brads Mom penned that op-ed a while back
RT @FritzAlverez: #eastwooding “Last night I saw upon a chair a little man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. Oh God, I wish …
55 seconds ago
I have to go RT that!
That ‘s a damn good one! I haven’t laughed so hard in so long from past thread to this one! Keep saying to myself “one more, then bed” but my hands have different ideas! Thank you all! Lisa, this is one of the really bestest ones! Thank you!
This was the perfect end to a week of vile nonsense.
Voight – YUCK!
Guys how do I post a tweet like y’all do? Do u have to be a twitter member?
No open the tweet where it says “details” and copy and paste the link here.
Thanks, so much!
Hi Lisa, no, you don’t need a Twitter account.
Just find the tweet you like, eg:
Then click on the time it was posted, in the top right corner – 35m in this example
Then the actual tweet will fill the screen
Copy and paste the url in to the comments here
Go to the details then click embed tweet, the click link and copy the code. then paste it here.
Seriously, what a complete disrespect of the POTUS. Fuck Clint Eastwood and his movies.
And fuck the horse he road in on.
I hear that’s legal in 49 states. (But not gay marriage)
What a world, eh?
Corgi #eastwooding, for @anamariecox @BuzzFeedBen http://t.co/mT7KfP4U— (@delrayser) August 31, 2012
All these poor pets wondering why their parents are sitting them next to empty chairs tonight!
LOL!!! I know.
I’m sitting here smiling at an empty chair nearby. I didn’t know I had a friend so close to me all these years! Now if my President was in that empty chair next to me…Lord have Mercy…the chair would no longer be empty!
Dude! uT! Your tweet is featured over at democratic underground:
My beer #eastwooding instagr.am/p/O-rS3TRdKV/— Allie McGevna (@AllieMcGev) August 31, 2012
You did it!
By mistake. Can’t seem to replicate it.
Posting photos from twitter is a whole different deal. Instagrams and other 3rd party clients won’t post. And to post a pic.twitter, you have to click on the photo and copy that new URL.
Ah. That makes sense.
dammit – I’m laughing so hard, I can see that THERE IS A NEW THREAD….
“@ClaudeKelly: You can't make this stuff up… instagr.am/p/O-oCh3QtMr/” #eastwooding— (@Mitla96) August 31, 2012
Do you think, what with Clint and his early onset alzheimers, actually thought PBO was sitting in the chair? Just sayin’!
And invisible PBO told him to tell Romney to go F- himself.
lol; yes, indeed
OMG, my sides hurt from laughing so hard…..
There’s so much great stuff on twitter right now, everybody’s in the whole world is going to be in twitter jail from RTing and tweeting so much..
Oh shit, we almost forgot. #eastwooding http://t.co/1gr63JHz— (@stinque) August 31, 2012
HAHAHAHA! Even parrot is eastwooding!
RT @jvgraz: Bialy tries a little #eastwooding. twitpic.com/apg4gt— Suzy Khimm (@SuzyKhimm) August 31, 2012
LOL @ how everyone is talking about Eastwood and not Romney.
Me, too! It’s hysterical.
Would it be outrageously cool if PBO’s tweet about his chair was the most RT’d of the evening??!!
Guys this is definitely the best one
Damn, how do I get a pic to show?
Only our leader Chips can post pics in the comment section.
One of these days, we need to revolt against our blog mistress tyrant.
I promise I will be a good ‘leader’.
From Fox, no less…OUCH! http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/30/paul-ryans-speech-in-three-words/?intcmp=trending
Sally Kohn’s resume will be available for review by any media outlet looking for an online reporter in 5,4,3…
Sorry Clint, RT @BarackObama
This seat's taken. OFA.BO/c2gbfi, http://t.co/rBkycvNb MT & you'll now be remembered for #eastwooding.— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 31, 2012
RT @JamesUrbaniak: Rehearsing my guest appearance at the Democratic National Convention. #eastwooding twitpic.com/apg3dx— Christina Myracle (@MysticMyracle) August 31, 2012
What I love about the President – if someone did this to Romney, Ryan or another of the GOP whingers, they would be out there screaming for an apology and talking about the insults – the democrats and the President – use it to their advantage, enjoy the joke and carry on.
remember the hilary rosen kerfuffle over annbot?
#DNCmysteryspeaker Democratic Convention plans to have Abe Vigoda interview an empty car elevator— Brian Scott McFadden (@bscottmcfadden) August 31, 2012
Clint talks to an empty chair w/@InvisibleObama, and #TaxFelonMitt forgets Ed Miliband's name standing next 2 him. ALZHEIMER'S FOR EVERYONE!— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 31, 2012
Hey, doesn’t Obamacare cover Alzheimer’s care? Thank you Mr. President!
Here it is, @BarackObama sitting in a chair! flickr.com/photos/whiteho… #eastwooding— Dave Stroup (@DaveStroup) August 31, 2012
Dang, I wanted the pic to show… Y’all just HAVE to click the above picture.
HERE is PBO sitting in a chair!!
I'm just going to leave this here. #eastwooding http://t.co/op5d3Ghj— Dave Caolo (@davidcaolo) August 31, 2012
Meta, how do you get the pic to show in the tweet?
OK, so you click on the date and get to the new URL. If it’s a pic.twitter link, click on that. That will take you to another page with a new URL that has
photo/1 at the end
Cope and paste that URL in the comment box.
If the photo is an instagram or another type of link, I don’t think it’s possible to post an embedded photo.
Click on the tweet on the left side, on the right side of your page you’ll see the expanded view. Click on the time, this time on the tweet on the right side of the screen ie:2 minutes ago, it opens up a new expanded page. Right click the time on the new page, copy and come paste here.
Unless the pic directly was loaded via twitter page (look at the camera icon at the left corner of tweet box, if you need to upload a pic on twitter), other pic links like twitter will not show up here.
Sully: Romney’s Speech: Blog Reax
Josh Marshall gives the speech relatively low marks:
[O]n balance, I thought it was fairly weak as a speech. He’s the underdog and he’s the guy who needs to have a galvanizing introduction to the general public. In those terms, it was a missed opportunity. A pretty big one.
Josh Barro is on the same page:
Romney is shallow and incoherent on policy for strategic reasons. He attacks from whichever direction is likely to be effective — even if that means getting to the president’s left, as on Medicare — and keeps the focus on Obama’s failures. Getting too specific might lead people to focus on Romney instead. That strategy might be enough to win the election. But it does not help the public figure out how Romney would run the country.
Jonathan Bernstein’s bottom line:
A generic speech and a generic convention for a generic Republican candidate.
More reactions here…..
Great entertainment, as Amk would say, gunnite folks.
#eastwooding after a long night of coverage #invisibleobama #msnbc2012 http://t.co/VBLslktY— Ed Schultz (@edshow) August 31, 2012
Even Big Ed’s EastWooding too.
Okay, I am getting my nerve up to go back and finish watching tonights RNC convention. I Tivoed it and got up to Clint Eastwood talking to Obama accusing him of not closing Gitmo and turned it off. It annoyed me. Now I am seeing the fun in it so will be able to watch it clear through.
Am now watching in real time with Rev Al talking about how the Repubs were obstructing and the GOP leaves that all out when they are criticizing PBO. That is what has really annoyed me too. Thanks for talking me through the speech and I will go back and watch it. You helped me be braver.
Clint Eastwood on the phone with Obama now: "It all went according to plan,sir." #RNC #GOP2012— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) August 31, 2012
Hilarious. Love it.
love chris rock! moremoremore!
Even Facebook Ads is getting into the act. #eastwooding http://t.co/WEz2MOZy— Megan Lynch (@may_gun) August 31, 2012
OMG. I just saw a tweet that links back to a 2009 Jake Tapper report that the Mormon Church posthumously baptized Stanley Ann Dunham.
I never knew that. I feel sick to my stomach.
jeez, what a creepy religion full of nutjob mofos.
Bialy tries a little #eastwooding. twitpic.com/apg4gt via @TwitPic— Theo67 (@glomad67) August 31, 2012
RT @edshow: #eastwooding after a long night of coverage #invisibleobama #msnbc2012 http://t.co/VBLslktY— DeVann Fitzgerald (@poli_strategist) August 31, 2012
You did it!!
Yay! Thanks so much!
Way to go, Lisa!!!!
NYT Editorial: “@MittRomney Reinvents History” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/opinion/the-hidden-subject-in-tampa.html?_r=1 …
Did this work
Republican nightmares come alive I'm multiplying! #eastwooding http://t.co/qoP6QMRb— Chukwudi (@conyemkwu) August 31, 2012
Whoo hoo, my first tweet! and it works! heheheheh:D
Show off, starting off with a picture tweet. Well done!
Congratulations!! I just RT’d, Fav’d and Followed you
And … a little love for Clint ….
Yo .@Eastwood_ I'll bet #YouFolk never look at an empty chair again the same way. #MakeMyDay LOL #Eastwooding— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 31, 2012
Oh god! Im crying from laughing so much. This one is genius
ok – first one who posts President Obama looking at an empty chair, pausing, then looking at the crowd and letting the GIANT LAUGHS AND CHEERS wash over everyone as the CROWD GOES WILD – ***TOMORROW*** because you KNOW THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN……
wins the internets.
It will happen, Tally, for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS! THIS! THIS!
Mitt sure is eager to start wars no one in his family will ever serve in.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) August 31, 2012
Clint Eastwood’s speech tells us everything we need to know about seniors navigating through the insurance industry to negotiate their own healthcare needs.
Now that is worthy of a tweet, CM.
Does this work?
Clint’s RNC speech tells us all we need 2 know about seniors coupon in hand negotiating their own healthcare needs with Ins. Indstry. h/t CM— Vick C. (@sonamie) August 31, 2012
Preach! Excellent point.
Chips I know it’s late, but you gott post this tweet from Obama camp
I’ll just headline it BOOM!!
This seat’s taken. OFA.BO/c2gbfi, pic.twitter.com/jgGZTb02
Yo .@MittRomney .@AnnDRomney .@Reince I'll bet #YouFolk never look at an empty chair again the same way LOL #Eastwooding cc @davidaxelrod— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 31, 2012
Seems that Clint missed those 4 times Congress voted AGAINST closing GITMO w/only SIX DEMS voting w/POTUS to close it. The More You Know.— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 31, 2012
Did @BarackObama just steal the #GOPconvention with one tweet? Pretty much. #badass— Lawscribe (@lawscribe) August 31, 2012
As always, the Simpsons did it first.
#EastWooding: What Reagan did in his second term.— (@utaustinliberal) August 31, 2012
@stephfredricks They thought they could embarrass Pres. Obama, instead they invented #EastWooding. Sweet Schadenfreude.— (@utaustinliberal) August 31, 2012
My reaction to this week's #RNC | Airplane! – Sniffing Glue: youtu.be/7WAwuSK36Gw— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) August 31, 2012
Hahaha! Can you believe the shit show?!
RT @advodude: When will @InvisibleObama cough up his REAL birth certificate? He keeps saying its on the chair. I don't see it. #rnc #eas …— Mad Rick (@MadRick1965) August 31, 2012
He did…..it’s an invisible birth certificate, you need special glasses to see it.
This ain’t going away …
I mean… it's just so therapeutic. Beats a shrink. Just talk to the chair, and your worries disappear— Eastwooding (@eastwooding2012) August 31, 2012
I wonder if #Eastwooding will get me a date?— Z. E. Smith (@nthq) August 31, 2012
Congratulations .@MittRomeny .@AnnDRomney .@Reince .@KarlRove .@GroverNorquist #YouPeople invented #Eastwooding & RELEASE THE RETURNS, dude.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 31, 2012
If Clint Eastwood insisted on talking to an inanimate object he could've just chatted with Mitt Romney. #RNC2012— daddyfiles (@DaddyFiles) August 31, 2012
Night,LL….:) We do know how to have some fun around here:)
Ok, it’s been a blast everyone. See y’all after some shuteye. Go Clint! Talk to empty chairs!
Rest well, LL
Rest well, LL
Our dog, #eastwooding. http://t.co/DxnjefMW— Colin Dickey (@colindickey) August 31, 2012
Yo .@Eastwood_ Well, dude, I can tell you for sure you MADE President Obama's Day! LOL!!! cc @maddow @Lawrence @hardball_chris @davidaxelrod— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 31, 2012
And now the kitten is doing it. #eastwooding http://t.co/GLoCRryB— Anthea (@ant5s) August 31, 2012
I absolutely cannot keep up! Posted this at the end of the last thread.
DH just told me this: apparently Clint Eastwood was a last minute replacement. The RNC originally wanted a Reagan hologram, but it was scrapped because they feared HoloReagan wuld be more interesting than R-Money and because the company that does the holograms refused to let them use it.
Sorry if this has been posted already, but I missed it if it was.
OK. Gunnite folks. And leave that fucking chair alone.
Eastwood should have called Obama supporter Betty White for help.
I was just going to suggest that Betty White make an appearance at the DNC. She’s all there, unlike some others. Funny, funny lady.
The REALLY Bad news for Reince and the RNC ….
@MarkHalperin with Ol' Clint trashing #BainMitt in the #Eastwooding shed, ANY GOPer hoping to be elected better denounce #RomneyRyan, fast.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 31, 2012
Yo @Reince after Ol' Clint trashed #BainMitt in the #Eastwooding shed, ANY GOPer hoping to be elected better denounce #RomneyRyan, fast.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 31, 2012
Enough already, my abdomen hurts from laughing. Okay, time to make another contribution today, after that horse and pony show PBO must be elected for 4 more years. An empty chair will never be the same.
I’m checking to see who else is here and to ask why are you? Are you afraid of your bed, as my mother used to ask?
Five minutes of quiet time so it’s off to sleep I go. My eyes are closing anyway. Sweet Dreams whoever peeks in after me.
Good night, VC.
West Coast goodnight all.
I think I’m right behind you with the goodnight. Ending on a good note!
The Ryan’s reaction to Eastwood…http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/217/picasioncom20925f004453.gif/
okay, just got home (good hawaii evening, chips and tods!) and reading all these chair jokes. wondering, though–did myth spout lies during his speech? or was that the job of the veep candidate only?
okay, answering my own question here (anybody? bueller?). bloomberg takes issue with some myth statements, using the terms ‘misleads’ and ‘reality check’ rather than the boldly clear ‘lies’:
How do some assertions in Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention square with the facts?
YES he did! The lies kept on coming….but Clint stoled the show, the buzz is the invisible chair.LOL!
I TOTALLY missed last night’s show, so thanks to all of the TODers for the multi-thread hysterical commentary. Love the #RNC twitter feed. Eastwooding is a great way to start the day. Saw this tweet – seems spot on.
#Eastwooding Give Clint Eastwood a break… The RNC asked him to speak about ObamaCare and he thought they said ObamaChair…
Thanks Susan..that’s funny! I laughed so much tonight. what a serendipity gift ol Clint unknowingly gave us. Kind of Stressful and then Boom..here comes Eastwood with his chair.
There’s one tweet where Clint is railing away and a “bubble quote” from the Chair saying “Awkward”! LOLOLOL Guess it was Invisible Obama!
And you gave me a laugh right back, Cha!
Social Security. Medicare. Iraq. Afghanistan. Illegal immigration.
They’re all costly to taxpayers and the next president presumably will have to address them to one degree or another. Yet GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made no mention of those issues Thursday in his wide-ranging acceptance speech that closed the Republican National Convention.
As the Obama campaign heads into its convention next week, Democrats see openings both to fill in unpopular details of Mitt Romney’s agenda left unsaid by Republicans in Tampa this week and to raise new questions about Mr. Romney’s character after widespread criticism of misstatements by him and his running mate, Paul D. Ryan.
“It’s sort of breathtaking that Paul Ryan made a whole speech about being truthful and making hard choices and yet he never mentioned a single idea of theirs — like turning Medicare into a voucher program, or a new $5 trillion tax cut they can’t pay for,” David Axelrod, President Obama’s chief strategist, said in an interview on Thursday, hours before Mr. Romney’s own acceptance speech. “They’ve spent an entire week not talking about their ideas because they know their ideas are unpopular.”
Axelrod – The audacity of mendacity. It’s lying as a campaign strategy. nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/…— (@amk4obama) August 31, 2012
The Republican's vision for America is as bold and exciting as an empty chair.— Nomad (@ANomadicView) August 31, 2012
As @DCCyclone just said, Clint Eastwood has done 2 reelect Obama ads, one via Chrysler, the other at the RNC— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) August 31, 2012
Off to work a 14 hour day, on my feet. Have a “Friday’s Good” Day.
Tom brokaw is really impressed. Now, all we need is Dan Rather to tell us all, how intelligent Willard is/was or can be.
It’s all talking points and Meeka is charmed.
jovie141, Tom Brokaw is anti-Obama, he is not impress with Mitt, don’t bet fool by these fools like Brokaw and don’t pay them no dog gone attention. I am willing to bet you that if you were to sit down with Brokaw and have a honest talk with him on his front proch free from the misc you would learn exactly what all said is true.
I made a couple of mistakes, it suppose to be, don’t be fool by these fools like Brokaw. and free from the mic.
So Clint Eastwood talks to an empty chair…an invisible Obama. Remember Ralph Ellison’s “The Invisible Man”? Clint did a great job perpetuating that 60 year old meme. Unbelievable.
My husband did some work for his stockbroker, Rush Limbaugh-informed friend and charged him handsomely for the job. I will take great satisfaction in donating that sum to PBO. Chips, can you post the list of our great fundraisers so I can spread this bastard’s money to the best cause there is?
GM 57, If I’m correct I think that was you who got me already today. If so, THANK YOU! That was a great way to start my day!
checking on reporting about factual misstatements after NPR let go unchallenged Romney’s assertion that unlike PBO he won’t raise taxes on the middle class (even NPR is shilling these days)
Found NYT front page link to this:
And this compilation of Steve Benen’s Mitts Mendacities
HEADLINE: Obama orders improvements in mental health care
// President Obama plans to sign an executive order today aimed at reducing the rate of suicide and mental health disorders in veterans and troops by improving access to behavioral health care.
The order, to be announced during a presidential visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, will direct cabinet agencies including the departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Health and Human Services and Education, to expand suicide prevention efforts, fill vacancies for mental health jobs and widen outreach to service members and veterans.
The executive order, “Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families,” includes actions to improve access to mental health services for service members and veterans, including enhanced partnerships with community providers and increased VA staffing; and mental health research, a senior White House official said. //
Very timely given what the country just witnessed from Mr. Eastwood.
Dudette,that’s a good one there, made me laugh.
Well, I feel beter today, I am on Azythromycin, and it’s doing the trick. So, I wonder if I should go to OFA this morning? Lots of works to do.
Anyways, good Morning.
It’s particularly enjoyable to watch all the ads for Eastwood’s new movie blanketing the tee vee today. Heh.
Several people have reportedly been killed in a shooting at a mall in Old Bridge, New Jersey in the early hours of Friday morning.
ABC News reports that police responded to shots fired inside the Pathmark, where employees were stocking shelves, at 1043 Route 9 just before 4 a.m.
NBC New York is reporting that the gunman was killed in the shoot out. It is unclear at this time how many other people have died
Not good. It’s to bad the President is powerless on this specific issue, because Congress will not address it!
What do you think? Will we get the same Media Coverage the Republicans got?
The Day the President does his acceptance speech, their will be a Jobs Report the Next Day.
So, that is ALL the media will be focused on and it will cut into messaging.
Other than that, the Media had better give the same glowing reports, and not be so Cynical.
Guys, I didn’t watch last night, because I just knew my blood pressure would go through the roof. So I planned to do so many other things, instead I fell asleep. Guess I was suffering from “Mittsomnia”.
This morning, my stomach hurts from laughing so hard at how Clint Eastwood dove straight into the crazy pool and upstaged the inept nominee. I think we can safely say Clint has ripped John McCain’s Crankiest Old Republican Coot Award right out of his hands. I really MUST go back and watch the videos.
It’s almost like he was a DNC plant. I started to feel sorry for him until I saw the trailer for his upcoming movie. He was just previewing the character for his audience. Maybe I’ll go see it as a thank you for his support of President Obama!
The RNC — the gift that keeps on giving!
President Obama and Vice President Biden will make separate trips through a total of seven swing states before arriving at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Obama will arrive in Charlotte on Wednesday after campaign stops in Iowa on Saturday, Colorado on Sunday, Ohio on Monday and Virginia on Tuesday.
what is his schedule for today, jovie?
Friday Aug. 31, 2012
Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
Obama departs Joint Base Andrews en route El Paso, Texas.
Biden travels to Lordstown, Ohio, to deliver remarks at a campaign event at UAW Local 1714.
Obama arrives in El Paso, Texas.
Obama participates in a roundtable discussion with service-members and military families.
Obama delivers remarks to troops.
Obama departs El Paso, Texas, en route Joint Base Andrews.
RT @crewislife: The Republican Party Turns the Page on Truth – And the Media Helps bit.ly/TDEonc (@politicususa) #p2— (@Phillygirl1441) August 31, 2012
Based on his prepared remarks, the term that Mr. Romney used most often in the speech was America, which he said 53 times.
The next most common word? Americans, which he said 35 times. Other terms that Mr. Romney used at least 10 times in the speech included jobs, better, future, business — and mom and dad.[...] But Mr. Romney uttered the word Medicare just once. He never used the terms Social Security, welfare, or entitlement.
He never mentioned Iraq or Afghanistan, nor did he use the term terrorism, although he did refer to the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. [...] Mr. Romney only once mentioned his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, and then only to describe how he had chosen a woman as his Lieutenant Governor and appointed women to key cabinet positions. [...]
Instead, Mr. Romney’s strategy was pretty clear. He was seeking to fulfill the role of the generic Republican — a safe and unobjectionable alternative with a nice family and a nice career – and whose main credential is that he is not Mr. Obama, the Democratic president with tepid approval ratings and middling economic numbers.
It may be a smart approach.
Who cares what Silver says, his analysis sucks but his Numbers are great. Just put a piece of tape over His mouth or don’t allow Him to write articles.
Romney’s missed opportunity to lead
By Steve Benen
And last night, I kept waiting for something, anything, that resembled substance, but it never came. About the closest thing Romney came to a meaningful policy idea was his stated goal of using public funds to subsidize private school tuition. That’s a horrible idea, but I’ll concede it at least counts as an idea.
But when it came to public policy, that was about it. Once again, the Romney campaign message boiled down to: President Obama hasn’t done enough; I’ll do more; just trust me.
Romney intends to cut taxes, and we’re supposed to trust him that he’ll figure out how to pay for it. Romney intends to destroy the newly-improved health care system, and we’re supposed to trust him that he’ll figure out what to replace it with. Romney intends to create millions of jobs, and supposed to trust him that he’ll figure out a plan to make that happen.
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