The Governors speak: You better believe we built this, baby

posted at 9:11 pm on August 28, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Earlier today at a campaign stop in Iowa, President Obama took a sarcastic swipe at the Republican National Convention’s economic agenda.

“This week in Tampa, my opponents will offer you their agenda. It should be a pretty entertaining show,” he said at a campaign rally at Iowa State University. “And I’m sure they’ll have some wonderful things to say about me.

“But what you won’t hear from them is a path forward that meets the challenges of our time.”

Obama asserted that the message Republicans will unveil in Tampa will be laced with the top-down economic philosophy that failed America in the past decade.

Uh huh. Well, Mr. President, a whole gamut of Republican governors did indeed take to the stage to refute your erroneous “top-down” baloney this evening, in the knowledge that a huge, meddlesome bureaucracy that thinks it knows best and taxes success is the real definition of “top-down.” And who better poised to talk about the successes of creating economies actually grown from the “middle-out” by rolling back red tape, lowering taxes, encouraging entrepreneurs, and realizing that individuals not government are the real job creators, than Republican governors seeing micro-successes within their own laboratories of democracy.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich came out swinging, getting the crowd going with some real talk about job creation and the damper that Washington is putting on Americans’ business endeavors: “We need a new partner in Washington. This relationship is just not working,” he said to cheers and applause. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin added a little rural flavor to the proceedings, decrying President Obama’s big government policies: “We know better, and as we say in Oklahoma, that dog won’t hunt!” Heh. And my homestate governor, Bob McDonnell of Virginia, criticized the President’s “deficit of leadership and results” and the sluggish bureaucracy he’s expanded, including the “EPA: The Employment Prevention Agency.” The governors are killing it tonight, and they’re still going — here’s the livestream in case you’re missing out!

Update: Here’s the video of Kasich, just lettin’ it fly with no reservations — love it.


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ann looked a little crazed the couple seconds i saw her. the spouse said she didn’t do so bad.

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Christie my gov hahah always brash

Conservative4ev on August 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Dude, I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad you do, and I’m glad you’re on our team. :)

predator on August 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM

predator:Thanks for the kind words,I love gathering up info:)

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM

So…tonight we “choose respect over love”. right after Anne Romney pitches love. Both decent speeches in different ways, but did they bother to review them before putting these two messages together on prime time?

BryanS on August 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Christie: Now we must lead the way our citizens live … not by avoiding truths, especially the hard ones, but by facing up to them and being the better for it – live video

29 secs ago by editor

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM

ann looked a little crazed the couple seconds…

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Neah, it was just your reflection in the mirror…

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Follow 2012 GOP Convention….GOP Convention Twitter!

https://twitter.com/GOPconvention

Reince Priebus ‏@Reince

Welcome to the @GOP @ArturDavis. Great message to Democrats and Independents who voted for Obama but are wanting real leadership

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Ayotte had the line of the night — O’Bozo and the Lemonade Stand that wasn’t.

Jaibones on August 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM

NJ Gov. Christie: Our ideas are right for America, and their ideas have failed America – live video

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM

So…tonight we “choose respect over love”. right after Anne Romney pitches love. Both decent speeches in different ways, but did they bother to review them before putting these two messages together on prime time?

BryanS on August 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Yeah,but there were two entirely different contexts for the word ‘love’…He used it more as a synonym to ‘like’, the idea being that it’s more important to be respected than loved/liked , and that popularity is fleeting, unlike th respect that is hard is earned…Ann was talking about a different kind of love, andi it makes sense…

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM

ann looked a little crazed the couple seconds…

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

renalin:

You MEAN,if looks could kill………….

June 8, 2009 3:42 PM

If looks could kill – Michelle Obama, Carla Sarkozy
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Taken at the D-Day memorial 6/6 – you know, the one where they forgot to invite the Queen of England, who is the only living head of state who actually served during World War II. The one where Gordom Brown slipped and called it Obama Beach instead of Omaha Beach? And before the Obamas jetted off to France where they had decided in advance not to accept President and First Lady Sarkozy’s invitation to dinner:
*******************************

http://mommylife.net/archives/2009/06/if_looks_could.html

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Christie: Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the debacle of putting the world’s greatest health care system in the hands of federal bureaucrats and putting those bureaucrats between an American citizen and her doctor. – live video

12 secs ago by editor

Christie: We need politicians to care more about doing something and less about being something – live video

2 mins ago by editor

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Real leaders do not follow polls, real leaders change polls!!!

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Wouldn’t this be the 3rd American century?

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Wouldn’t this be the 3rd American century?

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Nope, the second…

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I would have thought the second century ended at the country’s bicentennial.

Al in St. Lou on August 29, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I would have thought the second century ended at the country’s bicentennial.

Al in St. Lou on August 29, 2012 at 1:03 AM

the expression ‘American century’ refers strictly to the US domination in the 20th century, economically, militarily, financially, from an innovation-stand point, and in every other way…a lot of historians, social and political analysts refer to the 20th century as ‘the American century’….according to most the 21st century (i say it’s arguable) will be the Chinese century…Christie was referring to that, that we can be again a dominant force and turn the 21st century into a second American century…

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 3:32 AM

ann looked a little crazed the couple seconds i saw her. the spouse said she didn’t do so bad.

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Bless ritalin’s heart.

The truth from a conservative and a liberal’s grey matter… Not unlike salt on a snail.

Please pass on my condolences to the ‘spouse’.

socalcon on August 29, 2012 at 6:31 AM

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Heh.

It’s hardly racist to call Michele an angry, black female, after viewing that photo!

socalcon on August 29, 2012 at 6:39 AM

watching americas got talent. reading the comments, seems i’m not missing much.

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Public school reading comprehension, huh? Bless your soul, Ritalin.

socalcon on August 29, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Was proud to have Kasich representing my district in the 90s, am just as proud to have him as my governor today. Wanted to vote for him in the 2000 primary but cast an oh-well vote for Alan Keyes when Kasich dropped out before Ohio.

Glad to see him tearing it up on a national stage again.

The Schaef on August 29, 2012 at 9:13 AM

btw, did he just say that he doesn’t like “black guy peas”? How these Republicans can let all these racist and now anti-agriculture diatribes fly is just beyond me.

/progressive race-baiter

The Schaef on August 29, 2012 at 9:15 AM

For the first time in my adult life, I can say I am proud to be from the State of Ohio….and the VP went to MY university, Miami (founded in 1809, long before that OTHER Miami and the state of Florida was even around). Our Governor is kicking **s and taking names. Now, more than ever we need to take this country back from the progs, libs, commies, and socialists….

MJScanlonOH on August 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM

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