RNC chair criticizes networks for lack of convention coverage, hints at bias Update: Storm makes it moot

posted at 7:01 pm on August 25, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

No coverage of the RNC on Monday night by networks, but the shorter three-day social-issues-palooza the Democrats are planning will be covered each night. Reince Priebus is not impressed:

“I am pretty disappointed with the networks for not covering us on Monday, but we are getting good at dealing with the mainstream media,” Priebus told CNN…

“Listen, I think the media has an obsession with distractions, they havent been focused on the economy, jobs and the promises that Obama has failed to deliver,” Priebus said. “Again, we getting used to getting our message out in spite of the mainstream media.”

Here’s how network coverage stacks up:

ABC and CBS will each air one hour of prime time convention programming on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights of both the Republican and Democratic conventions. NBC will mirror the other networks in coverage of the RNC, but at the DNC, will air one hour of primetime programming on Tuesday and two hours on Thursday.

Maybe we can get some of that sweet, sweet NBC tape-delay everyone loved during the Olympics. In the place of the RNC Monday, “CBS and ABC had opted to air re-runs of Hawaii Five-0 and Castle, respectively, while NBC would air an all-new episode of Grimm.”

Ann Romney’s speech, originally scheduled for Monday has already been shifted to Tuesday night, so it will be covered. She’s a charismatic woman with the potential to give a great speech, so it was wise they moved her.

Until late this afternoon (Friday), the Romney campaign had remained optimistic that the networks would adjust their schedules to accommodate the aspiring first lady’s speech, but they refused to budge, forcing last- minute maneuvering.

The stalemate arose because this year’s four-day Republican gathering is a day longer than the Democratic National Convention. In the interest of fairness, the major networks will cover each convention equally, broadcasting three total hours spread out over three nights. This means less overall coverage than in 2008, but is on par with 2004.

Democrats had originally planned a four-day convention, but abandoned their plans for a one-day CarolinaFest at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the face of slow fundraising. Sorta feels like Republicans are taking it on the chin for getting their stuff together and not having to cancel a day of their convention, huh? But as Priebus says, we’re used to it. “In the interest of fairness,” and all.

Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Mike Huckabee, and Jeb Bush will speak Monday, but their speeches will go uncovered. It’s a shame to lose Haley and Bush coverage in prime time, because they’re both impressive. But not seeing Huckabee, who is of course a great speaker, means the most prominent vestige of Akin support will not be seen from the podium. That may prevent some media obsession with that storyline.

Update: Well, I guess we’re cramming everything into three days anyway:

The Republican National Committee released a statement late today saying that due to concerns related to Tropical Storm Isaac, Monday events in Tampa are canceled.

Party Chairman Reince Priebus said in the statement the convention will convene Monday and “immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon.”

Tropical Storm Isaac moved into Cuba on Saturday after causing flooding and several deaths in Haiti. Forecasters say it is on a track that would bring it toward Florida on Monday and Tuesday.


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RNC chair criticizes networks for lack of convention coverage, hints at bias

Shocka!

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

“In the interest of fairness,”

Well played, a lil testicle squeezer by Priebus…

hillsoftx on August 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Not seeing the Huckster is always a plus.

Laura Curtis on August 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

RNC Monday is now delayed/cancelled anyway.

mythicknight on August 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I like Reince Priebus more all the time.

vityas on August 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Any chance we won’t have to hear from our embarassment of a nominee?

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Prediction: They will go easy on Barackabama because of the “national crisis” with Isaac.

SouthernGent on August 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I think I will probably survive if I don’t get to hear Huckabee and Bush.

VorDaj on August 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

It is hard to make that kind of claim. The alphabet networks give one hour of coverage a night for 3 nights for both the RNC and DNC Convention.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

hints at bias

I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

RealMc on August 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Not seeing the Huckster is always a plus.

Laura Curtis on August 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

This.

onetrickpony on August 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Any chance we won’t have to hear from our embarassment of a nominee?

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

No chance. Obama is still scheduled to speak in Charlotte.

Dawnsblood on August 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Could work out for the better because of the shortened schedule Huck probably won’t get to speak… Darn…

sandee on August 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Write a strongly worded letter to Che Guuevara!

I think that local governments are usually despised by the local media but just about rule them in some Democratic precincts.

The idea is that if the horse does not agree with you on destinations, you simply get him to agree on dominance and the destinations are easy to achieve.

Until the Republicans begin the appreciate the attractive aspects of the Chicago Way, this media abuse will just continue.

Equines don’t understand fairness and if you want to see people act with the stubborn attitude of a donkey, just convince them that they are on a bloodless crusade for the best government and the only costs to fight it will be complaints from the enemy you hate and carping about your unbalanced product from the population as a whole.

IlikedAUH2O on August 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

No chance. Obama is still scheduled to speak in Charlotte.

Dawnsblood on August 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Really? I thought he was supposed to be speaking in Tampa this time around, but with a slightly lighter hue.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

if the Hukster is squeezed out…i must say that is well played. Use the cover of Isaac, criticize the leftist media…and cut the only thing the Huckster wants…his face on tv…well done

r keller on August 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Prediction: They will go easy on Barackabama because of the “national crisis” with Isaac.

SouthernGent on August 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Oh, yeah. He’s gonna be doing one “national crisis” presser after another all next week.

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I just left the Drudge Report, and he has a red headline up that the GOP has scrapped the first day of the convention.

HERE

thatsafactjack on August 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Sorta feels like Republicans are taking it on the chin for getting their stuff together

Pretty much the way it always works, isn’t it?

- Don’t take out too big a mortgage and pay it off on time? No HAMP for you!
- Scholarship? My sister got married, had a kid, divorced… and qualified for Pell grants. I worked my way through with no debt.
- etc., etc.

SDN on August 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Really? I thought he was supposed to be speaking in Tampa this time around, but with a slightly lighter hue.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Bless your heart. Some day you will grow up. You might even get smart.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Not seeing the Huckster is always a plus.

Laura Curtis on August 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

。。恩てぇおてぇrはんd

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Not seeing the Huckster is always a plus.

Laura Curtis on August 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

..ooops! Mrs War Planner had the Japanese thingy on! What I was going to say was: but Hug-a-bee’s getting so big these days how could one NOT see him?

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Really? I thought he was supposed to be speaking in Tampa this time around, but with a slightly lighter hue.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Lighten up, Francis

Electrongod on August 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Bless your heart. Some day you will grow up. You might even get smart.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

..and, if he’s really, really lucky, his face might clear up, his voice will lower a couple of octaves and his testicles might drop.

Well, let’s hope for the acne and the voice at any rate.

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Lighten up, Francis

Electrongod on August 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I was always more of a Groundhog Day guy myself, but Stripes works.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

It is hard to make that kind of claim. The alphabet networks give one hour of coverage a night for 3 nights for both the RNC and DNC Convention.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

If the democrat party could have raised enough money, their convention would have been four days. They didn’t, so why should the Republican convention be shorted coverage just because we were able to raise money for all four days? On the bright side, we will have more money to spend against Obama! Because, you know, our convention didn’t get shortened because we couldn’t pay for it!

Night Owl on August 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Bless your heart. Some day you will grow up. You might even get smart.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Ha!

22044 on August 25, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Really? I thought he was supposed to be speaking in Tampa this time around, but with a slightly lighter hue.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

No, Biden cancelled his appearance in Tampa.

midgeorgian on August 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

nbc giving 2 hours on thurs…i guess for all the praise for dear leader’s big night…

cmsinaz on August 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

If the democrat party could have raised enough money, their convention would have been four days. They didn’t, so why should the Republican convention be shorted coverage just because we were able to raise money for all four days? On the bright side, we will have more money to spend against Obama! Because, you know, our convention didn’t get shortened because we couldn’t pay for it!

Night Owl on August 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

More $ for ads, rallies, GOTV, I guess.

22044 on August 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Bless your heart. Some day you will grow up. You might even get smart.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Sorry, but growing a brain tumor that fools me into thinking of Romney as conservative ain’t my idea of getting smart.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Oh, yeah. He’s gonna be doing one “national crisis” presser after another all next week.

Rational Thought on August 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

..yeah, remember that limp-dick announcement when he had to cut short HIS Martha’s Vineyard vacation last year because of Hurricane Irene and how he came back and sat in the National Weather center briefing pretending like he had his hand on the controls.

What. A. Tool.

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:37 PM

As the MSM like to say UNSAID, “We don’t report it, it didn’t happen”.

GarandFan on August 25, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Sorry, but growing a brain tumor that fools me into thinking of Romney as conservative ain’t my idea of getting smart.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

..well, work on the testicles, anyway, dork.

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:38 PM

…ain’t my idea of getting smart.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Evidently, neither are you.

You certainly don’t know what your chosen moniker means.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Isaac is actually working in our favor. Eliminating Monday’s events due to the storm will allow for rearranging of speaking schedules without offending as many people and for proper total coverage of the convention by the media. Media now has no legitimate excuse for not covering major speakers such as Ann Romney.

Plus the Tropical Storm force winds and rain on Monday, while just a slight bother to the convention goers INDOORS, will give the anarchists and other protestors a nice shower with a touch of flooding.

Isaac gets extra points for convincing Biden to avoid Tampa. hehehe

Kirin on August 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I was always more of a Groundhog Day guy myself, but Stripes works.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Um. FMJ.

VegasRick on August 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Evidently, neither are you.

You certainly don’t know what your chosen moniker means.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Evidently you have no idea what intelligence is, nor do you have a clue as to what my moniker stems from.

Here’s a hint: the second term is a love of country, while the first term refers to a Greek philosophy named after a front porch, the stoa. Read up on it. Even someone as dense of you might learn a thing or two!

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Come on, it’s not like the new season has started with the wonderful new fall lineup. It’s not even real football yet.

Kissmygrits on August 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I just heard that the RNC will convene on Monday and then quickly adjourn until Tuesday due to the effects from Isaac.

As for the networks, well, I wasn’t expecting much from them and will be watching FOX News coverage anyway. BTW, NBC is out of Wed coverage and Bubba’s speech bcuz of NBC Football Night in America and the Giants v Cowboys season opener.

On the other hand, don’t think Isaac can’t impact the DNC. Weather Channel had forecasts of potential heavy rains and flooding that could hit Georgia and the Carolinas late next week depending on which way Isaac goes after it makes landfall. Also read at the Caribbean Hurricane Network that there are two waves possibly coming off the African coast that one of this year’s most reliable computer models predicts could pose possible threats to the Caribbean by late next week into Labor Day.

Seriously, why did either party pick these places at the height of hurricane season? Last time’s conventions were over by the end of August–but of course, Bammie just couldn’t resist stepping on the NFL opener two years in a row.

stukinIL4now on August 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I was always more of a Groundhog Day guy myself, but Stripes works.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Um. FMJ.

VegasRick on August 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Stripes probably lifted it from FMJ.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Night Owl on August 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

The Democrats have a shorter convention because they have nothing new to say and nothing new to offer.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Sorta feels like Republicans are taking it on the chin for getting their stuff together and not having to cancel a day of their convention, huh?

That’s the communist way, so…

Lowest common denominator and all.

jaime on August 25, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Stripes probably lifted it from FMJ.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I see.

VegasRick on August 25, 2012 at 7:45 PM

stukinIL4now on August 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I’m thinking C-Span myself. Networks can GPS.

22044 on August 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Plus the Tropical Storm force winds and rain on Monday, while just a slight bother to the convention goers INDOORS, will give the anarchists and other protestors a nice shower with a touch of flooding.

Isaac gets extra points for convincing Biden to avoid Tampa. hehehe

Kirin on August 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM

..like your thinking and like your beer!

:-D

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Still, there will be little to no riots on any day due to the rain. The 5 protesters out in the rain will get more coverage then the people inside on Monday one way or another.

tjexcite on August 25, 2012 at 7:47 PM

The Democrats have a shorter convention because they have nothing new to say and nothing new to offer.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM

..and they don’t have the money.

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Evidently you have no idea what intelligence is, nor do you have a clue as to what my moniker stems from.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Yes dear, but you ain’t.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Yes dear, but you ain’t.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Alas, flat assertions aren’t arguments, cozmo.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Seriously, why did either party pick these places at the height of hurricane season? Last time’s conventions were over by the end of August–but of course, Bammie just couldn’t resist stepping on the NFL opener two years in a row.

stukinIL4now on August 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

..this time the NFL opener will step back. Waddya think these geniuses ratings will be with that abort-a-palooza up against the Giants-Cowboys?

Lemme see here. Should I watch a bunch of fat liberal broads screaming that we should get our hands off’n their bodies or should I watch football? Dunn. It’s a close one. Maybe a coin flip.

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Kindly ask Mrs. War Planner to have some consideration for those of us who are linguistically challenged.

Thank you.

oldleprechaun on August 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM

..like your thinking and like your beer!

:-D

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:47 PM

LOL Thanks! For us Floridians, tropical storms are just bigger versions of our usual summer thunderstorms. Lots of rain, some localized flooding, a few old trees falling, possibly an occasional power outage here and there at worst. No biggie. Even after Monday we’ll get some rain and wind, but probably just enough to make protesters uncomfy. Poor babies.

My prayers are for those in the Panhandle who will be hit by Isaac as an actual hurricane.

BTW, I actually don’t like beer (I’m a rum kinda gal), I just like the mythological creature the beer was named after. LOL

Kirin on August 25, 2012 at 7:58 PM

More $ for ads, rallies, GOTV, I guess.

22044 on August 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Yep.

The Democrats have a shorter convention because they have nothing new to say and nothing new to offer.

bayview on August 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I’m sure they have plenty to say, it’s just that no one wants to pay to hear them say it!

Night Owl on August 25, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Alas, flat assertions aren’t arguments, cozmo.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I’m only asserting that you ain’t what you claim to be and every goofy post of yours backs that up.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I’m sure they have plenty to say, it’s just that no one wants to pay to hear them say it!

Night Owl on August 25, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Nah, the folks that are running the show know that the more they discuss what they want, the more they scare off voters.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:01 PM

OT: UVA snubs The Chicago Jesus’ campaign stop:

A University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president’s request to speak at UVA.

UVA says the Obama campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor venues – the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. The university declined the request for a number of reasons including class cancellations, which UVA estimates could be more than 186 classes on the second day of school. The other main reason is they would have to take on the full cost of security, and because of university policy and their federal and state tax exempt status, they would have to offer the same opportunity to the other candidate so as not to show favor for either candidate.

Virginia’s top Democrat is playing down the snub. While stopping in Albemarle County, Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Brian Moran told NBC29, “We’re proud that he’s coming. We’re very excited that he’s coming to Charlottesville, regardless of where in Charlottesville. Charlottesville is known for the University of Virginia, so I don’t think that’s going to be missed on anyone.”

“..because it is, after all, all about me, America!”

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I’m only asserting that you ain’t what you claim to be and every goofy post of yours backs that up.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM

If I wasn’t a patriot, I’d support one of the two-faced candidates running for office. If I wasn’t a stoic, I would’ve dismissed you as a lost cause already. But it’s okay, cozmo. There’s still time for you to learn from the error of your ways.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM

“..because it is, after all, all about me, America!”

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM

As a resident of VA – I say…woo hoo!

22044 on August 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

。。恩てぇおてぇrはんd

The War Planner on August 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

酔っ払い

DarkCurrent on August 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Sure sugar, you stick with that patient calm way of yours to preach what is right. Unlike how you have been.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Sure sugar, you stick with that patient calm way of yours to preach what is right. Unlike how you have been.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Not to worry, cozmo. I’m calmly letting you know that it’s time to take your meds.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I’m calmly letting you know that it’s time to take your meds.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

And now you have been reduced to the level of nutballs.

Good for you. Let us all know how bereft you are.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

And now you have been reduced to the level of nutballs.

Good for you. Let us all know how bereft you are.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

An orderly’s gotta watch over patients like you in the psychiatric ward.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

1. When are they going to nominate Romney and Ryan as it isn’t going to be on Monday as planned? Please let it be after Christie’s keynote.. I love watching these things.

2. Steele is a moron. The Convention should have been in the Midwest, probably Milwaukee. Gosh.. What a wonderful convention that would have been, especially with native son Paul Ryan accepting the VP slot.

3. I really don’t care as long as the following three speeches are covered.. Christie’s keynote, Paul Ryan’s Matt Scully’s created speech, and Marco Rubio’s speech.

Illinidiva on August 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Well, there is a upside to all of this:

If i were in charge of the RNC, i’d use those extra bucks to hire a LOT of out of work roustabouts from the oil fields and construction workers to…ummmmm..interact strongly with the Guy Fawkes Fruit Brigade…

The construction industry gets a boost; and Florida will either have clean streets and a shiny example of how government is SUPPOSED to deal with trash.

BlaxPac on August 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

o/t

Wombs With A View: One Wonders What Animal Rights Activists Would Say About Aborting Them…

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/wombs-with-view-one-wonders-what-animal.html

M2RB: 10,000 Maniacs

Resist We Much on August 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

An orderly’s gotta watch over patients like you in the psychiatric ward.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

-You have failed in your idiotic Romney attacks.
-You have failed to defend yourself from feedback to your idiotic Romney attacks
-You have failed score any meaningful points in the virtual war you started with your idiotic attacks.
-You have failed to defend your chosen moniker.

Maybe you think your opponents are in a psyche ward because you are in one.

Try harder with your next idiotic Romney attack. You didn’t do so well this time.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Lots of big private parties on Monday night. If you had reservations at the Columbia Restaurant because you couldn’t get onto the convention floor, they just got canceled.

de rigueur on August 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

If the democrat party could have raised enough money, their convention would have been four days. They didn’t, so why should the Republican convention be shorted coverage just because we were able to raise money for all four days? On the bright side, we will have more money to spend against Obama! Because, you know, our convention didn’t get shortened because we couldn’t pay for it!

Night Owl on August 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

…because the government networks have their own rules… that change at their convenience.

KOOLAID2 on August 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM

-You have failed in your idiotic Romney attacks.
-You have failed to defend yourself from feedback to your idiotic Romney attacks
-You have failed score any meaningful points in the virtual war you started with your idiotic attacks.
-You have failed to defend your chosen moniker.

Maybe you think your opponents are in a psyche ward because you are in one.

Try harder with your next idiotic Romney attack. You didn’t do so well this time.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Wow! You’re actually going to try something other than snide remarks? Progress abounds!

Let’s look at your claims, point-by-point.

1.) You claim that I have “failed” in my attacks against Romney. What constitutes success or failure? Is that measured by the coherence / validity of a given argument? Is it measured by the number of people convinced?

2.) You claim that I have “failed” to defend myself from feedback. How? Elaborate, my dear cozmo.

3.) You claim that I have “failed” to score any meaningful points. How does this differ from claims 1 and 2, if at all?

4.) You claim that I have “failed” to defend my chosen moniker. Au contraire, I have stated its meaning and hew closely to the ideas neatly summarized in said moniker. The burden is on you to show otherwise, rather than merely assert otherwise. I’ll be generous and give you a hint. Start from the definitions of the terms and work from there.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Delusional much?

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Preibus is one nasty little dude…..wish we had more on our side like him.

renalin on August 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

its all about the number of people who will finally wake up and throw out the imposter we have currently leading our country.

if the truth be told, romney’s actually worsening our chances of beating obama. i wish r&r would just put duct tape over their mouths till after the election.

renalin on August 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Delusional much?

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Yes you are. That’s why you’re on meds. Now, would you care to actually provide arguments?

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Democrats cut their convention in the face of slow fundraising, no one is attending, and Pantload has the Country running fabulously…

… Where is that story?

Seven Percent Solution on August 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM

if the truth be told, romney’s actually worsening our chances of beating obama. i wish r&r would just put duct tape over their mouths till after the election.

renalin on August 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Yeah, right.

Flora Duh on August 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Now, would you care to actually provide arguments?

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I did, that you could not figure it out ain’t my fault. Its yours.

Flora Duh on August 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

The more desperate these ABR nutballs get, the more entertaining they are.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 9:35 PM

It’s because you traffic in hyperbole, Stoic Patriot. By equating the two men as the same, you are demonstrating that you are either unwilling or unable to make rather large political distinctions between two candidates, when the rest of us clearly can. What this means is either you lack sophistication, or you are willingly obtuse. There is a third alternative, of course, that you are a paid liberal operative. In any event, by insisting that Romney is not only not conservative, but bordering on Marxist, it is an ongoing provocation to the rest of us who have resolved our issues with Romney and find him to be an adequate candidate. In other words, you insult everyone else in the room.

That’s why few, with the exception of Pragmatic, take you seriously.

John the Libertarian on August 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM

You’d have to be a masochist to want to watch the convention and the convention coverage.

Dante on August 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Dante on August 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM

So, you will keep the rest of us informed then?

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 10:13 PM

The more desperate these ABR nutballs get, the more entertaining they are.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 9:35 PM

…why did you bother?…while you were entertaining yourself…I cleaned seven cat litters…picked up all the dog pooh in the yard…vacuumed three rooms for my wife…moved two rooms of furniture into other rooms for the carpet cleaners that are coming (now that was productive) (:->)…meanwhile… that one will still be screaming the same thing November 8Th… with it’s testicles still being held up by tie-rods!

KOOLAID2 on August 25, 2012 at 10:14 PM

KOOLAID2 on August 25, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Boredom and my muse took the weekend off.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I said what I needed in the other thread, which I saw first…so ditto

John Kettlewell on August 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I did, that you could not figure it out ain’t my fault. Its yours.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 9:35 PM

You haven’t presented a counter-argument when you only imagine writing them.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Flora Duh on August 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

those aren’t romney supporters, they’re anybodybutobama voters.

renalin on August 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

renalin on August 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Bless your heart. Now you are a mind reader.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Actually, you haven’t presented an argument. Just jumbled rants.

You can keep tryin’ though, I’m goin’ to bed.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

They more or less have to cover Christie, and that will be a shellacking Obama won’t like. Ryan also will bring the cheese on the fiscal crisis.

But what do you think the chances are Obama goes overtime on his speech – by starting late and running over – and the networks don’t cut him off “in the name of fairness” to keep even coverage?

Adjoran on August 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Actually, you haven’t presented an argument. Just jumbled rants.

You can keep tryin’ though, I’m goin’ to bed.

cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Funny, since I’ve pointed out that you’ve made assertions but haven’t introduced evidence. I gave you a set of point-by-point questions, which you refused to follow up on.

Your commentary comes substance-free… much like Romney.

Stoic Patriot on August 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Bless your heart.
cozmo on August 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

how’s your momma?

renalin on August 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Reince Priebus = Incompetent!

TheAlamos on August 25, 2012 at 11:48 PM

No coverage of the RNC on Monday night by networks, but the shorter three-day social-issues-palooza the Democrats are planning will be covered each night. Reince Priebus is not impressed:

Sorry – but little Reeses Prybus is about as important to me as a grey hair on my bum. Actually – the grey hair would get higher priority than Mr. Establishment Knee Pads would.

If the RNC isn’t getting coverage – it’s because no one’s interested in a party thrown by a bunch of old Ayatollahs who don’t mean what they say.

HondaV65 on August 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM