A “You didn’t build that” convention?

posted at 6:31 pm on July 29, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Could Democrats really be this tone deaf?  For nearly two weeks, Team Obama has been reeling from his “you didn’t build that” comment — to the extent that Barack Obama himself had to cut a personal response ad to stanch the bleeding, so far to no avail.  And yet, the Charlotte Observer picks up on a Boston Globe report from ten days ago that the “buzz” around the Democratic convention (such as it is) has the author of that argument, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, under serious consideration to be the keynote speaker at the DNCC:

The crowds at political conventions feast on partisan red meat, and they could end up with a bellyful when the Republicans and Democrats meet back to back beginning late next month.

An Obama campaign official confirmed to the Globe Wednesday that US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is ­being considered as a possible keynote speaker for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

It would give the Massachusetts Democrat a national platform for her high-profile race against Senator Scott Brown, the same launch pad that ­Barack Obama used to vault ­into the public consciousness when he was an Illinois state Senator and was tapped to be the keynote speaker at the 2004 party meeting in Boston.

The Observer didn’t add much yesterday, but the new spotlight on the July 19th Globe story is certainly increasing the “buzz.”  It’s even more interesting that the Globe cited an official from Team Obama, anonymously, as the source of this information.

However, take into consideration the date that this trial balloon got floated.  The Roanoke speech took place on July 13th, when Obama first adopted Warren’s rhetoric on the beneficence of government accounting for all economic growth.  The blowback didn’t start in earnest until July 17th, when Mitt Romney blasted Obama in a widely-hailed speech that launched an entirely new attack strategy on Obama.  I’d bet that the Warren trial balloon got leaked to the Globe’s Glen Johnson somewhere between the July 13th speech and Romney’s rebuttal, or perhaps as late as the 18th, before it became apparent that Obama had stepped all over his own message by adopting Warren’s rhetoric.

Once again, take a look at this mashup of Obama and Warren delivering essentially the same message — that small business owners only succeed through the contributions of others to infrastructure, which ignores the fact that infrastructure exists in large part because of the wealth created by those who take risks to expand markets and create new ones.  With all of the backpedaling that Team Obama has had to conduct over the last two weeks on this point, do Democrats still want this strident, angry speaker to pontificate further as the keynote speaker at the national convention, explaining to a prime-time audience that small businesses are just barely-tolerated parasites on the body proletariat?

At least Democrats would present their attitudes toward free enterprise honestly if they led off the festivities with this rant.  We’re probably not that lucky.  I suspect that the Warren-as-keynote-speaker trial balloon got popped the moment Obama had to cut that “Romney’s unfair for quoting me accurately” campaign ad.


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Consistently socialist.

davidk on July 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Does Romney have to declare Democrat stupidity as an in kind donation?

Having Warren speak at the convention would be priceless.

Stephen Macklin on July 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Democrats have a hard time learning anything. That’s why no Federal program ever gets dumped when it fails, even after decades of evidence. All the politicians do is tweak the messes and throw more money at them.

The Dem convention is going to be interesting, that’s for sure.

Liam on July 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM

With all of the backpedaling that Team Obama has had to conduct over the last two weeks on this point, do Democrats still want this strident, angry speaker to pontificate further as the keynote speaker at the national convention, explaining to a prime-time audience that small businesses are just barely-tolerated parasites on the body proletariat?

Darnit Ed! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

AUINSC on July 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Ed, this is a fine topic and all, but you didn’t write this blog post alone. The electricity used to power your PC, the people who built it, the software, the house you live in, your family, your clothes. I suppose you think you’re all that, you know, smart, and hardworking. Listen, there are a lot of people like that out there.
/Obama

Paul-Cincy on July 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Lying about her Native American pedigree?

She didn’t do it on her own.

tom daschle concerned on July 29, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Cherokees picketing the Democratic convention. I can hardly wait.

hepcat on July 29, 2012 at 6:39 PM

That it’s even being bandied about is a great gift.

beatcanvas on July 29, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I saw this earlier today, and I couldn’t believe it. The Dems can’t be that stupid.

But then there’s DWS. So who knows what passes as a good idea.

Curtiss on July 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Hey…it’s great that you are having that DNC convention…
but remember…
when you haul your asses to that convention…
you’re using road that the rest of us paid for…

Electrongod on July 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

This is more about the Senate being in trouble for the dems, and less about what they think Fauxcahontas will say. Clearly, the dems think that dragging this disgraceful woman by her feathered headdress over the finish line is essential to any hopes they have left of holding the Senate.

Rational Thought on July 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Well since that sound bite worked so well for them, why not doubling down on it :)…once again,Romney doesn’t have to do anything but lay back and enjoy, 0 is doing it all by himself, and stellar at it :)…

jimver on July 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Many successful businesses figure out that the USA is not the only place with roads and bridges.

magicbeans on July 29, 2012 at 6:41 PM

The Dem convention is going to be interesting, that’s for sure.

Liam on July 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM

I am pretty sure my TV will be on the fritz those days.

Dasher on July 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I wonder if some local cathouse gentleman’s club will hire an Elizabeth Warren look-alike?

ss396 on July 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

This is more about the Senate being in trouble for the dems, and less about what they think Fauxcahontas will say. Clearly, the dems think that dragging this disgraceful woman by her feathered headdress over the finish line is essential to any hopes they have left of holding the Senate.

Rational Thought on July 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

My first thought, of course they’re doing this to give her legitimacy and national recognition….screams a bit ‘desperation’ on the Dem part though…now they have no choice but double down on ‘ you didn’t build that’ ….good luck with that resonating with the large public :)

jimver on July 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

The Roanoke speech took place on July 13th, when Obama first adopted Warren’s rhetoric on the beneficence of government accounting for all economic growth. The blowback didn’t start in earnest until July 17th when Mitt Romney blasted Obama in a widely-hailed speech that launched an entirely new attack strategy on Obama.

And Romney was the only reason a blowback began, because the Democrat Media totally censored O’bama’s foolish remarks for all of those 4 days.

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I hate the DNC just for getting my hopes up.

A convention that highlights the Democrats disgust with even themselves would not be truly complete without Warren hissing her venom onto the quintessential American value.

And still the polls are neck and neck.

pedestrian on July 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I think it would be a great thing. It will be wall-to-wall coverage by the LSM so everyone in the country can hear it.
Of course, we might need a translator if Elizabeth Warren speaks her Native Tongue, Cherokee. We should insist upon it, yes?

vityas on July 29, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Love it.

Would like to see the argument get turned around. Make the statement that hard working, industrious people identified a need and invested and worked to build businesses to produce goods and services. The people then had to build roads and bridges in order to get to the goods and services the people wanted and that were produced by those businesses who exerted the work and capital to provide those goods and services.

AZfederalist on July 29, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I am pretty sure my TV will be on the fritz those days.

Dasher on July 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Thank God we have the staff of HotAir to watch it for us.

pedestrian on July 29, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Who is she giving the speech to? Last I heard, no one was going.

Shay on July 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

But are her cheekbones high enough?

maubman on July 29, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Do commies ever smile?

vityas on July 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Lying about her Native American pedigree?

A congenital liar and socialist / Marxist nut job. the face of today’s dumb-o-rats, are people paying attention?

skanter on July 29, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Panthers Stadium: You didn’t build that, Bank of America did.

SouthernGent on July 29, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Consistently Communist………they all but are carrying little red flags of Marx and Lenin.

Do it Dems……LET HER RANT!!!!

Show us who you REALLY are. Or are you COWARDS?

PappyD61 on July 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

To answer your question, yes.
Yes they are that deaf and ignorant. But then, when everyone else is reflecting back the same thing you’re saying I guess there’s no incentive to change the rhetoric.

RadioAngel on July 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Well, if she is invited to speak, that would be quite a feather in her cap.

Kissmygrits on July 29, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Ed,

The Dems re appointed San fran Nancy Pelosi as dem leader of the House AFTER 2010 and the worst political party legislative wipeout since the 1930s, and you are seriously wondering if the dems are tone deaf?

Cavalry on July 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Well, the way predicted attendance is turning out, the DNC should probably just abandon Time Warner Cable Arena and Bank of America Stadium and hold the whole convention in a much smaller venue – empty seats are ‘bad optics’. Perhaps the local Planned Parenthood Chop-Shop or ACORN office could accommodate the event?

Pork-Chop on July 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

“You mean squaw who squall all the time like angry mag pie–her talk to loud, talk to much, make headache” – Tonto, The Quiet Highwayman.

NumberTwo on July 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Who is she giving the speech to? Last I heard, no one was going.

Shay on July 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Why, the MSM. They will be there and will portray the two dozen Dems who show up, along with the delegates (who have to go) as “standing room only”, “wall busting” crowds.

AZfederalist on July 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I’d like to think the Democratic Party is that stupid, but I can’t believe they really are that stupid. Instead,

I’d bet that the Warren trial balloon got leaked to the Globe’s Glen Johnson somewhere between the July 13th speech and Romney’s rebuttal, or perhaps as late as the 18th, before it became apparent that Obama had stepped all over his own message by adopting Warren’s rhetoric.

We’ll just have to wait for Barry to go off Teleprompter and say what he really thinks again.

MidniteRambler on July 29, 2012 at 7:02 PM

A congenital liar and socialist / Marxist nut job. the face of today’s dumb-o-rats, are people paying attention?

skanter on July 29, 2012 at 6:56 PM

A congenital liar and a socialist / Marxist nut job walk into a bar. Bartender asks, “What’ll you have Ms Warren?”

/Yeah, it was funnier when I saw it in my head.

AZfederalist on July 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Perhaps Warren will outline her plan to round up Republicans and march them off to a reservation.

pedestrian on July 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I am wanting beyond hope that soon we will not see this gosh horrible gal as with the ads for dewhurst come July 31? Can’t one hope they both get the boot? How in the world this harpy/dewhurst even get votes, it beyond me?
L

letget on July 29, 2012 at 7:05 PM

OF COURSE Democrats are going to double down on Communism. They don’t have any other cards to play.

They played the “Hope, change and… hey let’s vote for a black guy to prove we’re not racists!” hand last election. That isn’t going to work again so soon.

logis on July 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Will she include any recipes in here speech?

Liz Warren’s Authentic Cherokee Gefilte Fish

hepcat on July 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Pure Schadenfreude!

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Until Nov. 6 share this with all you know. It is even more pertinent now.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The Dem convention is a clown car wreck. At this rate, no Dem US House member is going to attend. Probably going to be Dem senators skipping it. The stink of the horrific economy and Obamacare are upin them. Unions are picketing, maybe Native Americans picketing. Good times. Move it to a local bowling alley.

Keep up the good work, moonbats. Maybe the libs couldn’t find someone to give the keynote. Fauxcahontas. That’s rich.

Philly on July 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM

don’t kid yourselves. The left sees this as the golden opportunity. this is a very close race. the left has control of 247 EVs going in..per Rasmussen.

so if not now, when.

most voters are bought….whether with snap, ui, bailouts, PEU pensions, college loans, just plain government workers

you have a celeb prezy, loved by the press, loved for his unicorn money…if not now, when?

thin the veil on socialism…less obscuring of the intent…then…when you win…then you can say I Won…I have a socialist Mandate

i think that barry, et al. thinks this is the time, and the second term will be a ratification of a new America

r keller on July 29, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Greek columns out, Indian teepees in?

Cherokee Nation theme song?

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2012 at 7:13 PM

In The Forgotten Man, President Hoover in his earlier years had a mine or some kind of industry over in Russia before the communist revolution. The book mentioned how he was paying fair wages and gave good training to people there who otherwise had no work. The commies began accusing his managers of exploiting the workers and when they took it over.. they killed all the high level workers and gave it to “the people.” No one knew how to operate it and it eventually just collapsed and what was a good source of jobs for that area was completely destroyed. The people went into poverty and starvation.

This is what communists do. They are the ones exploiting as they accuse Americans of doing it. They don’t know how to run a thing but they do know how to exploit, intimidate, take over, accuse, harass and destroy. But as for actually building something or working they don’t have a clue.

JellyToast on July 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

O/T, but not, given the subject…

Somebody did do that… WUWT’s press release concerning a 5-year study of NOAA ground station data:

NOAA doubled US temperature trends with spurious data.

CPT. Charles on July 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Well, if she is invited to speak, that would be quite a feather in her cap.

Kissmygrits on July 29, 2012 at 6:58 PM

*groan*

davidk on July 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Did Debbie Dingbat Dunce think of this? Pure genius.

Philly on July 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I just can’t quite figure out why this story starts with by Ed Morrissey. Can someone help me out with understanding this? After all, I’m sure there was a teacher along the way who helped him learn to spell, and clearly there are people who designed the programs so he could post his thoughts, and really, who built the machine he is using to type this story in? Why aren’t they getting the credit they deserve? I mean, HELLO! Ed Morrissey clearly didn’t build this himself!

/

UnderstandingisPower on July 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I suspect that both of the charter members of “you didn’t build that” know that they owe affirmative action for their success and now defensively imply that the success of others must also be also predicated on them getting “help along the way” too.

Obama’s only advantage over Warren is that unlike her he did not have to falsely claim an ethnic identity he clearly doesn’t have in order to benefit.

Nomas on July 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

A congenital liar and a socialist / Marxist nut job walk into a bar. Bartender asks, “What’ll you have Ms Warren?”

/Yeah, it was funnier when I saw it in my head.

AZfederalist on July 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Actually, It’s darned funny, in a warped way.

massrighty on July 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Liberals like Warren and Obama never learn, never change and never compromise.

They can only be beaten and sent home.

Speakup on July 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Also, if a Warren speaks and no one is around to listen, does she really speak? We might be about to find out!

UnderstandingisPower on July 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Warren.Ted.

Well, I may not have built it, but neither does anyone admit to cutting Warren’s hair.

She could stand for a twelve dollar trim, whatcha say?

Calling the Breck Girl!!!

Sherman1864 on July 29, 2012 at 7:17 PM

And, in a plea to the DNC….

Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease…

Rinse,
Repeat!

massrighty on July 29, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I don’t care who the dhimmicrats choose to be there keynote speaker. The speech will be the same. PAY UP and SHUT UP! That’s the speech folks.

America has reached the crossroads of the makers and takers. In 2008 the takers won and they proceeded to take it all. God help us if the takers win again.

Mojave Mark on July 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

A friend of mine who has been a rabid liberal as long as I’ve known him officially changed parties and sent money in to Romney last week due to the “you didn’t build it” line.

Ditkaca on July 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Double down on stupid.

itsspideyman on July 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Did Debbie Dingbat Dunce think of this? Pure genius.

Philly on July 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

No, she didn’t have time. Too busy preparing to talk about the “wimp factor” and Mitt this morning…

Schieffer: tell us why Mitt is a wimp.
DWS: THE TAX RETURNS… THE TAX RETURNS. THAT settles it.

C’mon Ed… you know its time for another DWS story.

VietVet_Dave on July 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Cherokees picketing the Democratic convention. I can hardly wait.

hepcat on July 29, 2012 at 6:39 PM

:)

Charlotte is within easy driving distance of the Cherokees in SC, NC, and GA.

INC on July 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Ah, yes, the quintessential angry white native-American woman assuaging the guilt of the liberal white male.

HiJack on July 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I saw this earlier today, and I couldn’t believe it. The Dems can’t be that stupid.

But then there’s DWS. So who knows what passes as a good idea.

Curtiss on July 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

They can’t be that stupid, but they’re certainly consistently arrogant, aren’t they?

oldleprechaun on July 29, 2012 at 7:24 PM

One last big get-together before many of them head off to jail?

“Arise, the workers of all nations!
Arise, oppressed of the earth!
For justice thunders condemnation:
A better world’s in birth!
It is time to win our liberation,
Stand up, you slaves, no more in thrall!
The earth shall rise on new foundations,
If these styrofoam pillars don’t topple and fall.”

coldwarrior on July 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

coldwarrior on July 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Most of the dimocraps in office now deserve another term. 18 – 20 years in the state pen sounds about right.

VegasRick on July 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Pretty please double down and if they win and thats what people want the countrys gone

ldbgcoleman on July 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I’m glad someone put the two speeches together. When she said it last spring, it sounded so bizarre. Then he echoed the same sentiments. This is obviously a foundation of leftist thought that doesn’t fly with the general population. I think they are stunned it made a negative impression. They really believe this crap!

tj4osu on July 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, under serious consideration to be the keynote speaker at the DNCC:

Where’s the surprise? Team Obozo is running the show. The same folks who said ObamaCare was a WIN!

GarandFan on July 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Who is she giving the speech to? Last I heard, no one was going.

Shay on July 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Why don’t they just abort the convention.

Kissmygrits on July 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

So this is the best they think they can do? I mean, uh, well, I can’t really think of anybody else I’d prefer but then I don’t prefer her either, then again, she’ll do a bang-up job exposing the radical ideology of the leftists.

stukinIL4now on July 29, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Her speech has been leaked!

Many moons since brave Obama and his squaw Michelle crossed buffalo paths to live in great teepee in big chief’s city on edge of tidal basin. Heap opponents surrounded “Speckled Feather” and “Loose Caboose” as they tried to smoke peace pipe with many enemies. Now all tribal members gather to make sure our shaman and his ghost shirt are sent back to happy hogan in shining city to keep nation much smiling! As Tonto said: “Chemo, sabe?’”

profitsbeard on July 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

will she give the keynote in her native Cherokee tongue????/

ted c on July 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

And yet, the Charlotte Observer picks up on a Boston Globe report from ten days ago that the “buzz” around the Democratic convention (such as it is) has the author of that argument, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, under serious consideration to be the keynote speaker at the DNCC:

If there is a God, Elizabeth Warren will expand and speak on her Social Justice mantra at the DNC convention in North Carolina. Elizabeth Warren: you didn’t build that, someone else made that happen, just like when my 3rd Great Grandfather rounded up the Cherokee for removal…..they walked and they cried, that wasn’t you, that was my people who made that happen LOL!

She can call her speech “The Minority Report” LMAO.

Dr Evil on July 29, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Next, we will be subjected to one talking head after another telling us that conventions are not really all that important, anymore…after all, the public has already made up their mind to re-elect Obama.

coldwarrior on July 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM

So this is the best they think they can do? I mean, uh, well, I can’t really think of anybody else I’d prefer but then I don’t prefer her either, then again, she’ll do a bang-up job exposing the radical ideology of the leftists.

stukinIL4now on July 29, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Anyone who has any appeal left to the Democrat base, isn’t going to be at the convention it’s like poison. They will be back in their districts trying to drum up support.

Dr Evil on July 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Why don’t they just abort the convention.

Kissmygrits on July 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Yup, since they have mastered abortion.

hillsoftx on July 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Throughout her campaign Warren has been a hypocritical fraud. She’s whined about the 1% even though she pulls down $400,000 plus every year from Harvard and is worth $14 million.

I understand she was the inspiration of Occupy Wall Street.

Dr Evil on July 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

They will be back in their districts trying to drum up extort support.

Dr Evil on July 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM

coldwarrior on July 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Watch to see whether every DNCC speaker actually delivers his or her remarks from a remote location, looking like a hostage. Imagaine, a convention of hostage videos, with cut-out figures in the audience and applause piped in.

I’d love it if Chick-fil-A could set up booths surrounding the stadium to sell menu items.

BuckeyeSam on July 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Poster child for the liberal loons

Redford on July 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

bring out the totem poles , t-shirts with wolves baying at the moon, and pass the crab-mayo hors d’oeuvres…

mittens on July 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

This might help Warren in MA, by making her seem more mainstream. And that could help the Democrats in the Senate.

But I doubt we’re lucky enough to have them pick someone who has difficulty getting elected in one of the most favorable states in the Union for any Democrat to represent the party on a national level.

Mister Mets on July 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I seem to remember that an Indian Squaw accepted the Oscar for Marlon Brando as best actor in the Godfather? But to have another one keynote the Democrat Convention would be even more special.

Maybe they could pass out peyote pipes to the delegates, too, and, who knows, a special introduction of Warren by Mary McDonnell, AKA Stands with a Fist from Dances with Wolves. Key the Indian music, please.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Somehow, I’m feeling aggrieved that the Dem convention is being held in Charlotte, via the very same roads and public facilities that my 28 years of paying city/county/state taxes there paid for. I just can’t figure out exactly who I should sue yet.

Fauxcahontas and the dems have no right to benefit from the facilities and roads that I helped pay for, you know. She didn’t build all that. I did.

/dang that’s really twisted, isn’t it.

Harbingeing on July 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

It’s like a powwow for the other 31/32′s of her.

Sgt Steve on July 29, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Her speech has been leaked!

“Many moons since brave Obama and his squaw Michelle crossed buffalo paths to live in great teepee in big chief’s city on edge of tidal basin. Heap opponents surrounded “Speckled Feather” and “Loose Caboose” as they tried to smoke peace pipe with many enemies. Now all tribal members gather to make sure our shaman and his ghost shirt are sent back to happy hogan in shining city to keep nation much smiling! As Tonto said: “Chemo, sabe?’”

profitsbeard on July 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Loose Caboose! LMAO!!!

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Note to Democrats:

You know how you like to point out that Pat Buchanan’s “culture war” keynote speech at the 1992 Republican Convention had the effect of “alienating moderates” from the Bush/Quayle ticket?

If Elizabeth Warren delivers a “you didn’t build that” speech as the keynote speech in 2012, you’ll learn what it’s like to really “alienate moderates”.

JimLennon on July 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I seem to remember that an Indian Squaw accepted the Oscar for Marlon Brando ………..
TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream; that’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor… and surviving.

thats the GOP establishment…..in spite of themselves

t8stlikchkn on July 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

It would be nice to have an honest election. The Democrats actually tell people what they plan to do and how they feel about business. I think it would be great because, after 4 years of hope and change, we really need to hear the truth from them.

bflat879 on July 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

The Dem convention is a clown car wreck. At this rate, no Dem US House member is going to attend.
Philly on July 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Sucks to be Mel Watt right now!

/decisions

pain train on July 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I think we should pretend to be Democrats and BEG that Warren be the keynote speaker.

WannabeAnglican on July 29, 2012 at 8:29 PM

“Elizabeth Warren Could Deliver Keynote Address at DNC”
…and to support her heritage, every 32nd word of her speech will be in the Cherokee language – if she can find a good English-Cherokee dictionary.

TeaPartyNation on July 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I fantisize about somehow replacing the intro song played as she comes on stage with this one.

kurtzz3 on July 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

guaranteed troll free thread™

Sorry to steal your thunder, tom daschle concerned.

CurtZHP on July 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I think we should pretend to be Democrats and BEG that Warren be the keynote speaker.

WannabeAnglican on July 29, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I’d gladly give money (or wampum) to the DNC/Obama campaign if they’d do it.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I think the DNC should bring in that wooden cigar store Indian algore froathing at the mouth while giving one of his famous stemwinders. That would juxtapose nicely with Liz’s “you didn’t build that” speech.

pain train on July 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Obviously, this glimpse into Dear Leader’s soul is killing them and they want Lizzie to do some “you didn’t build that” apologetics for them.

The base will eat it up and be agog with her warmth and intellectualism. The real world will be re-examining why the apologetics are necessary.

The Dems should go for it.

obladioblada on July 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Proof that Massachusetts is more flaky than even California!

ultracon on July 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I fantasize about somehow replacing the intro song played as she comes on stage with this one.

kurtzz3 on July 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I wanted to do that with John F’n Kerry, and use David Lee Roth’s ‘Just a Gigolo’.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Racking my brain for the appropriate fool… Hair plugs maybe…They could bring up Jose Calderon I suppose…Lady GaGa?…George Clooney? Toughie.

bluesdoc70 on July 29, 2012 at 8:43 PM

test

ted c on July 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM

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