Video: Opening remarks from Reince Priebus

posted at 5:21 pm on August 28, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

The RNC chair has been doing an excellent job thus far, both in terms of keeping things moving along smoothly at the convention and bringing together the attendees with some excellent displays of public speaking. Beyond that I don’t have much to add, other than the that fact that this brief speech is a great example and worth your time to give it a look. The transcript follows the video. These remarks were delivered shortly after the afternoon session began on Aug. 28th.

Ladies and gentlemen, fellow Republicans, it is my distinct honor to welcome you to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Here we will nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to be the next President and Vice President of the United States of America!

But first I would like to offer our thoughts and prayers for the safety of all those in the pathway of the hurricane.

On behalf of our party, let me extend our sincere gratitude to the people of Tampa. We’re just thrilled to be here—and humbled by your hospitality.

Thanks to the tireless work of our convention staff and volunteers, this will be an inspiring three days—a convention truly worthy of the next President of the United States.

From this stage, we’ll hear from some of our party’s most inspiring leaders. With us and with the entire country, they will share their stories and our vision for a better future.

We have a message for America: Elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and they will get this country working again. We will restore the idea that every person in America can live the American Dream. We embrace success, and we want everyone to be successful.

As we gather here, the nation we love is a country in turmoil. Twenty-three million of our fellow Americans are struggling for work. Families are hurting. Wages are shrinking. The debt is rising. And just to make sure no one forgets that, we’ve installed two big debt clocks to remind America of Obama’s fiscal recklessness.

We’ve seen what Obama and Biden offer. It looks nothing like hope or change. Give them another term, and we’ll just get four more years of failure.

But with Mitt Romney’s experience and Paul Ryan’s expertise, we can expect great things from a Romney-Ryan administration.

We must send America’s comeback team to Washington, so the middle class can thrive—and wages can rise—and our children can succeed once again.

Republicans believe American greatness comes from the American people—not from the federal government.

But Barack Obama thinks the government is at the center of the economic universe. He thinks that if you started a business, “You didn’t build that.”

Well, how would he know? President Obama’s never run a company. He hasn’t even run a garage sale or seen the inside of a lemonade stand. So it’s time for a President with real experience in the real economy.

Mitt Romney will be that President.

Barack Obama and his party may be satisfied with attacking the American Dream.

But Republicans won’t be satisfied until we’ve rebuilt the American Dream.

We will fight for a future where government spends tax dollars wisely. Where every American has the education needed to succeed. Where energy is affordable because America is energy independent, and where the middle class is growing because incomes are rising.

We invite all Americans who believe our children deserve this better future to join with us. A victory for the Romney-Ryan ticket is not merely a Republican victory. It is a victory for America.

So welcome to Tampa, to our convention, and to the beginning of a better future.

Thank you and God Bless you. Let’s have a great week.


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…you better be busy here the next couple of days bud!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Thanks for the welcome mat, Reince. Let the festivities begin.

thatsafactjack on August 28, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Roll call in progress…can be watched here : http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/republican-national-convention-2012

pambi on August 28, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Nice

cmsinaz on August 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Watching a little of the roll call. Do they choose the most annoying people from each state to go to the convention?

Mark1971 on August 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Finally a Open-thread,er,wait,D*mmitt,I`m on the wrong thread!
(snark and Sarc)!

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I wish the GOP meant half of what they say.

That said, I know Obozo means ALL of what he says.

It’s not a hard choice.

KMC1 on August 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Apparently sh*t got real with “chaos” on the floor and several delegates calling for points of order with Romney supporters chanting “USA” to drown them out…

“USA”??? Really??? c’mon can we get more jingoistic if we wanted to?

Defenestratus on August 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I’m still at work here in CA….any good live blogs going on?

mperek on August 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Watching a little of the roll call. Do they choose the most annoying people from each state to go to the convention?

Seriously. Is Gilbert Gottfried going to announce the delegates for New York?

ModerateMan on August 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Roll call to officially select presidential nominee begins at Republican National Convention – live video

22 mins ago from http://www.breakingnews.com by editor

http://politics.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

What is the “American Dream?” Whatever Mitt Romney says it is (or changes it to). And if you don’t like it. Tough.

besser tot als rot on August 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Well, he ain’t no Michael Steele.

Thankfully.

Curtiss on August 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM

OT:
Mitt Romney’s brother does not live in a hut.

Mitt Romney’s brother does not live in a hut.

Mitt Romney’s brother does not live in a hut.

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Has Reince Priebus anything to do with the RNC trying to exclude grassroots conservatives? If he has HE NEEDS TO GO.

ModerateMan on August 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Watching a little of the roll call. Do they choose the most annoying people from each state to go to the convention?

Mark1971 on August 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Remember, it’s a political position just like all the others. you have to run for it… so you end up with some politician-types by default.

What is the “American Dream?” Whatever Mitt Romney says it is (or changes it to). And if you don’t like it. Tough.

besser tot als rot on August 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I thought it was high unemployment and more people on food stamps? No?

WitchDoctor on August 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Reince Priebus
@Reince

Chairman, Republican National Committee

Kenosha, WI and Washington, DC · http://www.gop.com

https://twitter.com/Reince
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2012 GOP Convention
@GOPconvention

Paid for by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. #GOP2012

Tampa, FL · http://gopconvention2012.com/

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canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

What is the “American Dream?” Whatever Mitt Romney says it is (or changes it to). And if you don’t like it. Tough.

besser tot als rot on August 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Right.
So you would prefer the “vision” that Obozo has for the “American Dream”, a la Venezuela?

Yeah, that’s the ticket……

KMC1 on August 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I think I only hear “Big Sky Country” once every four years.

Mark1971 on August 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Hear come the Paulnuts from Nevada.

Mark1971 on August 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM

He must have exceptional organizational skills, because he is a plain jane speaker. When he gets flustered and hit by Tingles, who in turn got his ass handed to him by Newt trying the same dog-whistle racist crap, you see the problem.

MarkT on August 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM

“Republicans won’t be satisfied until we’ve rebuilt the American Dream pussed out in front of Chris Matthews, and insisted on not supporting controversial Senate candidates EVEN IF WE THINK THEY MIGHT WIN.”

F@#$ing GOP; almost had me convinced to vote *for* them with the Ryan pick, but have continually stepped on their own d@#$s every moment since.

F@#$ you, GOP.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM

They should play this song in the background: Mr. Scam Man – The Anti-Obama Song.

bloggless on August 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney just went over the top.

Spend the ad money!

Curtiss on August 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I think I only hear “Big Sky Country” once every four years.

Mark1971 on August 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM

???

MontanaMmmm on August 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM

The RNC chair has been doing an excellent job thus far

Apparently sh*t got real with “chaos” on the floor and several delegates calling for points of order with Romney supporters chanting “USA” to drown them out…

“USA”??? Really??? c’mon can we get more jingoistic if we wanted to?

Defenestratus on August 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM

This jackass is acting like a Dictator. He is not bringing the party together in the least. He is alienating everyone against Romney and the other RINOs.

He is just plain an idiot. He seems to have no idea that by driving the base away that Romney loses any chance of wining. That States Rights is huge. The RINOs are trying to jam all of their radical ideas down the troughs of all the delegates they disagree with. Trying to give dictator power to the elite and remove any hint of power from the people and delegates who they want to be able to hen pick.

If the conservatives had any guts they would walk out and from what I hear Texas is strongly thinking of walking out.

So sure if you ignore everything PRince Priebus is doing a great job.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM

So far this convention has done a great job of splitting up the GOP. GREAT JOB!

ModerateMan on August 28, 2012 at 5:43 PM

F@#$ing GOP; almost had me convinced to vote *for* them with the Ryan pick, but have continually stepped on their own d@#$s every moment since.

F@#$ you, GOP.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Agreed… I was warming up to vote for Mitten’s his Nov. But since he is Obama Lite… That’s out the window…

Now I am even considering skipping 2012 down ticket all together… If the GOP wants RINO’s from the top down… They can have their Fn’g Party…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Did this guy just say the weed grows strong in North Carolina?

Mark1971 on August 28, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Madame Speaker….The Internal Revenue Service, known for collecting taxes from overdue taxpayers at the point of a gun, proudly casts its 16 Trillion Votes for President Barack Obama!

Varchild on August 28, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Knee deep in concern trolls.

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM

So you would prefer the “vision” that Obozo has for the “American Dream”, a la Venezuela?

Yeah, that’s the ticket……

KMC1 on August 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM

That is also Comrade Romneys vision.

Both are Communist from a very young age. Mitt Romney actually met with the North Vietnam Delegation in Paris and praised them. I am sorry but they murdered millions and Mitt praises them? Get real.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Jeebus, we don’t need the whole freakin’ history of each state.

Dongemaharu on August 28, 2012 at 5:49 PM

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I’d recommend hip waders.

MontanaMmmm on August 28, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Mitt Romney’s brother does not live in a hut.

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Heh.

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Our favorite HA loon has returned. rdfvg

JPeterman on August 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM

why are all the haters here?

22044 on August 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Knee deep in concern trolls.

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Yep, they come out of nowhere. How dare the Republicans obey the votes of the people in the states. I’m generally skeptical of the RNC, but this so called “attack on grassroots” is nothing more than Paul supports stomping their feet.

midgeorgian on August 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

F@#$ing GOP; almost had me convinced to vote *for* them with the Ryan pick, but have continually stepped on their own d@#$s every moment since.

F@#$ you, GOP.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Agreed… I was warming up to vote for Mitten’s his Nov. But since he is Obama Lite… That’s out the window…

Now I am even considering skipping 2012 down ticket all together… If the GOP wants RINO’s from the top down… They can have their Fn’g Party…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Grow the f*** up.

I have become so tired of these selfish, idiotic, shortsighted, braindead people who think that unicorns and sunshine blows out their butts and their wants and needs overcome everything else.

Are you liberals? You sure behave like it.

Your choice is Romney or Obama. Now if you think the status quo is so much more heinous than Obama and Obamacare, F&F, and rampant socialism along with pandering to Putin, the Muslim Brotherhood, leaving Israel in the lurch, giving away more of the country to the Chinese then by all means sit on your hands on November 6.

Or if you want to be an adult and get some time to clean up the houses, then vote for Romney.

Like I said: Grow the f*** up. Where do these children come from??

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Knee deep in concern trolls.

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Knee deep in bleating dipsh1t sheep willing to eat any old sh1t handed to them, whining “but if we don’t eat this sh1t, we’ll have to eat *that* sh1t, and we dont’ want to eat *that* sh1t, right?!??11?”

Eat all you want, I’m not biting – it’s sh1t in both directions.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 5:53 PM

rafalca, standing pensive in her stall, wondering…..wondering….when will mitt acknowledge me.

can horses join the mormon church? she pathetically whinnies. maybe then he’ll pay attention to me!

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Romney Inc. just did what Obama failed to do, alienate the grassroots from the GOP.

idesign on August 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Knee deep in concern trolls.

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Knee deep in bleating dipsh1t sheep willing to eat any old sh1t handed to them, whining “but if we don’t eat this sh1t, we’ll have to eat *that* sh1t, and we dont’ want to eat *that* sh1t, right?!??11?”

Eat all you want, I’m not biting – it’s sh1t in both directions.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Okay. What’s your suggestion? Who should we vote for and what should we expect with said vote?

Since you don’t like this particular plate of sh!t, you have a different one?

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Here Here, plus I’m guessing they don’t have children’s futures at stake. So much at stake.
Fight your pi$$ant battles after we rid ourselves of Obama.

MontanaMmmm on August 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Our favorite HA loon has returned. rdfvg

JPeterman on August 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Saul Alinsky alert

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 5:56 PM

What is all this kvetching about in here? Who cares about convention rule changes that happen everytime!?! GET RID OF BARACK is all we should be talking about right now. Some of you are so far down in the weeds, or smoking it, you are turning off conservatives, like me, who might be sympathetic to your cause. Get a grip and some perspective.

txhsmom on August 28, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Like I said: Grow the f*** up. Where do these children come from??

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

So Grow up and do what u’r told like u…. The fact that u can’t understand why we are not toting the RINO take over of the GOP makes us kids.. Sure… Good luck in Nov. and don’t forget to eat u’r peas or what ever the GOP wants to feed u baby Kim Roy..

Can’t wait to hear u’r excuses for Mitten’s if he looses in Nov. or if he becomes president & nothing much changes… POS Lite is still POS…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Apparently sh*t got real with “chaos” on the floor and several delegates calling for points of order with Romney supporters chanting “USA” to drown them out…

“USA”??? Really??? c’mon can we get more jingoistic if we wanted to?

Defenestratus on August 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The primaries have been over for months, and Romney got the majority of delegates back in May. The roll call is a necessary formality, but it’s time to bury the hatchet and support the only candidate who can beat Obama this year.

Steve Z on August 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM

That is also Comrade Romneys vision.

Both are Communist from a very young age. Mitt Romney actually met with the North Vietnam Delegation in Paris and praised them. I am sorry but they murdered millions and Mitt praises them? Get real.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Steveangell:

Looks like your Convention wants to BOINK your own
Women over!!
==============

Aug 27, 2012 7:13pm
Delegate Mom Fights to Open Democratic Convention Floor to Kids
***************************************************************

“He understands that women are absolutely full human beings,” Steinem said of Obama in a video for his campaign.

Shannon, who is on the executive board of the California Democratic Party, said she has brought her daughter along to every state convention for the past four years with no problems. She criticized the “hypocrisy” of the Democratic Party because while it courts women voters on one hand, it is “not providing for the needs of many women” at the convention.

“It’s sort of like a check your baby at the door kind of policy,” Shannon said. “If they want the mom vote and they want moms to participate and they want to say they are speaking for moms, they need to accommodate for them.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/delegate-mom-fights-to-open-democratic-convention-floor-to-kids/

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Here Here, plus I’m guessing they don’t have children’s futures at stake. So much at stake.
Fight your pi$$ant battles after we rid ourselves of Obama.

MontanaMmmm on August 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM

It doesn’t matter for me. I don’t have children and never will. However, do have extended family and do not want to see the country slide into some socialist abyss before I die.

But yeah, if you have little ones you always want to do better for them. If Obamacare gets in, it will NEVER get out. Seriously – you will be stuck with it forever in some form.

This is just so important – more important than anything else.

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

First off, f@#$ you, too.

Beyond that, it’s not a question of whether Romney is better than Obama – of course he is.

The point is that for generations we’ve been told by the GOP to bend over while they ram whatever lame-ass candidate up our backsides they want – and to what end?

Perhaps you’re interested in continuing to bend over and prostrate yourself for the reaming, but frankly, I’m f@#$ing done with it.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

txhsmom on August 28, 2012 at 5:57 PM

This – children’s hour is over now. ABRs GPS.

22044 on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

It’s all about OBAAMCARE for me more than even the ECONOMY since the ECONOMY will be destroyed by it anyhow.

RON PAUL-ian voters need to actually believe in a CAUSE rather than just RON PAUL the man.

WHAT THE HECK IS YOUR CAUSE????

Varchild on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

That is also Comrade Romneys vision.

Both are Communist from a very young age. Mitt Romney actually met with the North Vietnam Delegation in Paris and praised them. I am sorry but they murdered millions and Mitt praises them? Get real.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Look, I’m no Romney cheerleader – personally I dislike the guy, I dislike his RINOism and I dislike his “communal” approach to life in general.
That said, Obozo is a straight up Marxist, there’s not even a fig leaf covering him any longer. I’ve NEVER seen this country so divided, and subjected to class warfare and anti-American sentiments as I have under him – and he’s running for a second term! Can you imagine what it’s going to be like if he gets in for a second term?? Have you any idea what will happen to the Supreme Court under a second term?

I realize Mitt’s not many people’s first choice, but he is the ONLY choice to save America. And he does have Paul Ryan, who is a stand up guy and understands economics.

To just throw up your hands and take your ball and go home is just ignorance of how the world works. Wake up.

KMC1 on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I think I only hear “Big Sky Country” once every four years.

Mark1971 on August 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Montanans say it all the time. There just aren’t very many of us, so you might not notice unless you visit. :)

acasilaco on August 28, 2012 at 6:01 PM

txhsmom on August 28, 2012 at 5:57 PM

i see you got a hold of some acapulco gold too. sweeeeeet.

but hey, get with the program. mitt didn’t want conservatives to start with. this is nothing new. it shouldn’t come as any surprise that many conservatives would be on board with the decision.

mitts a businessman. he knows there are expected losses from every decision. he hopes to gain more independents by crapping in the faces of conservatives. ok, he won. but karma can be a you know what.

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Mitten’s is proud of RomenyCare, he said it less then a week ago… He bragged about RomenyCare… He will never repeal ObamaCare… He will say we don’t have the votes to repeal it or he will convert it to RomenyCare… And then they will tell u to eat it… And u’ll say… Yumm, yumm, yumm…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Your choice is Romney or Obama. Now if you think the status quo is so much more heinous than Obama and Obamacare, F&F, and rampant socialism along with pandering to Putin, the Muslim Brotherhood, leaving Israel in the lurch, giving away more of the country to the Chinese then by all means sit on your hands on November 6.
kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

We know best for you. Please praise the Dear Leader who gave you the choice of two people who will rule over you almost exactly the same.

Mitt Romney. Will force Romney Care on all 50 states and Replace Obama Care with Romney Care. They are different trust me I know better than you idiots who vote.

Barack Obama. Will keep Obama Care. But will be very limited by the Republicans in Congress.

Mitt Romney. I will not be limited. I will have the Congress with me and will get more of the Progressive Agenda into law.

Barack Obama. Yes I will now tell the truth. Please vote for Mitt Romney because he is right about getting more of our Progressive Agenda into law. Besides he will implement part two of Obama Care. Total take over of Health Care and eliminating any private business aspect of it.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Here Here, plus I’m guessing they don’t have children’s futures at stake. So much at stake.
Fight your pi$$ant battles after we rid ourselves of Obama.

MontanaMmmm on August 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Amen!

bazil9 on August 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Montanans say it all the time. There just aren’t very many of us, so you might not notice unless you visit. :)

acasilaco on August 28, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Hi:)

MontanaMmmm on August 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM

RON PAUL-ian voters need to actually believe in a CAUSE rather than just RON PAUL the man.

WHAT THE HECK IS YOUR CAUSE????

Varchild on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

It’s not about Ron Paul…

Here’s a clue..:)

PALIN: RULES CHANGE ‘ATTACK ON GRASSROOTS

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined a chorus of grassroots conservatives in calling for two proposed rule changes, backed by the top brass of Mitt Romney’s campaign, to be rejected on the floor of the Republican National Convention. Palin said the two proposed rule changes that would impact delegates and would allow the RNC to change the party rules in between conventions in the future were “very disappointing” and “must be rejected.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/28/Palin-Conservatives-Urge-RNC-Delegates-To-Reject-Rule-Changes-Establishment-Power-Grab

idesign on August 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM

You can WHINE all day about “RINOs” and God knows I don’t care for RINO-ism whatsoever.

But….Saying you’ll sit home and not vote for anyone not named RON PAUL is ridiculous.

We have some SOLID Conservatives Down Ticket.

The CAUSE should be to reform our tax code and with Paul Ryan on the ticket now…I think that is coming our way.

But we can not AUDIT the FED…….Go back to the GOLD STANDARD…..

Or do anything Ron Paul wants in his Revolution if we have a bunch of base voters that refuse to support any CAUSE of any kind and can’t see the Cart before the Horse here.

You order a Full Meal…and you don’t get Mashed Potatoes? So what, you still have a juicy New York Steak with Romney/Ryan.

Ryan is good friends with Ron Paul.

I guarantee that there will be VICTORIES for RON PAUL types aplenty….

But if you sit at home you’ll never ever win….never ever see what positive things the ticket may do that Ron Paul wanted done.

A SIT AT HOME and SULK mentatlity….gets you NOTHING!

Varchild on August 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM

First off, f@#$ you, too.

Beyond that, it’s not a question of whether Romney is better than Obama – of course he is.

The point is that for generations we’ve been told by the GOP to bend over while they ram whatever lame-ass candidate up our backsides they want – and to what end?

Perhaps you’re interested in continuing to bend over and prostrate yourself for the reaming, but frankly, I’m f@#$ing done with it.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

First, let me haul out a hankie for you. Why should any of us give a flying f*** what you are tired of? It’s only about you, huh?

NEWSFLASH: We’re all tired of it. However, some of us have put on our adult pants and realize it’s not the end of the world to get another RINO in office considering the other option is Obama. Some of us adults know that this will be an ongoing process and one that will be hard, have some failures, but will have to be endured – to clean up the process and get good people elected.

Now, at the very last minute you are going to b*tch and moan about your choices? Because it’s not to your liking? What are you? 12?

Go have your tantrum somewhere else and get out of the way. The adults are here to do the hard work for you.

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 6:04 PM

KMC1 on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

So in order to save the USA we have to destroy the GOP… And then who is going to save the USA after that… The RINO’s…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:04 PM

but he is the ONLY choice to save America.
KMC1 on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

mitts worse. if obamas elected then maybe people will wake up.

overall, as i see it, people are pretty happy. you talk to the lower income group and thats a pretty satisfied bunch if you ask me. so are the people with pensions, medicare and unemployment.

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 6:05 PM

But yeah, if you have little ones you always want to do better for them. If Obamacare gets in, it will NEVER get out. Seriously – you will be stuck with it forever in some form.

This is just so important – more important than anything else.

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

And you actually think Romney will repeal Obamacare – considering he’s said he will ‘repeal and replace’; wtf exactly do you think ‘replace’ means, champ? You people are so ubelievably gullible.

Guess what – Obamacare is already in. Guess what – Romney and many other higher-up GOP folk have already said they won’t ‘repeal’ it, they’ll ‘replace’ it – also know as ‘something *we* can control’, which means a) they’re not going to get rid of government-run healthcare, and b) it’ll still be there when the Dems eventually get control again.

Get a clue.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 6:05 PM

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Mitten’s is proud of RomenyCare, he said it less then a week ago… He bragged about RomenyCare… He will never repeal ObamaCare… He will say we don’t have the votes to repeal it or he will convert it to RomenyCare… And then they will tell u to eat it… And u’ll say… Yumm, yumm, yumm…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM

He has stated a number of times he will repeal it. It is on record. Unless he wants to go down in one term and be another Bush I who can’t keep promises, then so be it.

If we get both houses then he will have no choice. If a bill to repeal is placed in front of him you think he’s going to refuse?

And even if you don’t buy what I’m saying here, at least there’s a chance he will repeal after stating clearly he would.

With Obama we don’t even get that chance.

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

What is all this kvetching about in here? Who cares about convention rule changes that happen everytime!?! GET RID OF BARACK is all we should be talking about right now. Some of you are so far down in the weeds, or smoking it, you are turning off conservatives, like me, who might be sympathetic to your cause. Get a grip and some perspective.

txhsmom on August 28, 2012 at 5:57 PM

txhsmom:

That is PRIORITY ONE,PERIOD!

But,the Rule Change KerFuffle,sure does make for some
drama,or the Goons(Liberal Protesters),not Ron Paul dis
gruntles,also break up the boredom!:)

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Varchild on August 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I would vote for Mitten’s before I would vote for Ron Paul… So not sure why u’r thinking that being against the Big GOP Party take over isn’t just like the Big Government take over that supposedly the GOP is against…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM

but he is the ONLY choice to save America.
KMC1 on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

mitts worse. if obamas elected then maybe people will wake up.

overall, as i see it, people are pretty happy. you talk to the lower income group and thats a pretty satisfied bunch if you ask me. so are the people with pensions, medicare and unemployment.

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Seriously? You state that maybe people will wake up if Obama’s elected, but then state that people are pretty happy. So if Mr. Entitlement & Free Stuff gets re-elected then all of a sudden those people who like their bennies are going to wake up and decide it’s not a good thing?

Seriously?

I’ll come back later when the sane people show up. Too much st00pid right now.

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 6:10 PM

“Republicans won’t be satisfied until we’ve rebuilt the American Dream.”

What do you mean by “rebuild” it. I don’t want you to rebuild it, i want you to restore it.

Obama’s done enough damage attempting to rebuild it into something it is not.

Lawrence on August 28, 2012 at 6:10 PM

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Yeah, yeah – anyone that disagrees with you is a child, needs grown-up pants, etc yadda yadda, I get it. DWS would be proud, though you should perhaps send her a royalty check if you’re going to use her weak material.

Let me guess; next you’ll be pulling another card from the lefty playbook and suggest that I’m an anti-Mormon bigot or something. Go ahead, you know you want to go there – it’s on par with the intellectual level you’ve displayed so far.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 6:12 PM

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Well said. I’m not crazy about our nominee, but I’ve been out pounding signs into the ground all over hillbillyland for him.

We’ve got to get rid of Obarmy the Destroyer and give our new President a Congress that will help undo the overreach and over-regulation by our behemoth federal government.

We must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:13 PM

With Obama we don’t even get that chance.

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Wake up. Mitt is lying about the repeal. He can not have it both ways. He can not praise Romney Care then say he will repeal Obama Care when they are essentially the same. Especially as he just said he loves the current Romney Care.

Paul Ryan is a sell out. He sold his soul when he accepted VP and immediately flushed his principals down the toilet. He is now an Abortion upon an easy lie pro Abortion nut. He is now a screw the States they deserve no rights nut. Screw him.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 6:17 PM

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

“First of all, with regards to women’s health care, look, I’m the guy that was about to get health care for all of the women — and men — in my state,” Romney said. “They’re talking about it on the federal level, we actually did something. And we did it without cutting Medicare and raising taxes.”

“So you’re saying, ‘Look at Romneycare?’” Wallace interjected.

“Absolutely. I am very proud of what we did, and the fact that we helped women and men and children in our state. And we did it without cutting Medicare. … And then with regard to contraceptives, of course Republicans, myself in particular, recognize that women have a right to use contraceptives. There is absolutely no validity whatsoever to the Obama effort to try and bring that up.”

REPEAL all the way… U’r unconditional faith on a politician sure is grown up of u…

I guess Mitten’s to u = a snake since u believe he will shed his Massachusetts Governor skin before becoming President…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:19 PM

We’ve got to get rid of Obarmy the Destroyer and give our new President a Congress that will help undo the overreach and over-regulation by our behemoth federal government.

We must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:13 PM

You are deluding yourself.

In Mass Mitt balanced the budget by raising business fees and taxes. Many were driven out of business by the much more complex and expensive rules. He implemented business killing Cap and Trade. He hates coal as much as Obama.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Maybe you would be more comfortable living in another country. It appears that the lack of perfection in American politics and politicians is just too much for you to handle.

sherry on August 28, 2012 at 6:21 PM

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:13 PM

So u’r ok with destroying he GOP in order to save the US with Obama Lite… U’r faith is stronger then mine or politicos…

The new rules is changing the party from a on the ground grassroots party to a Big Governmental head do as u’r told union… Don’t kid u’r self… That’s u’r choice… Big GrassRoots or Big Party… Guess u prefer Big Party Rule…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM

This guy is a terrible orator.

Ugly on August 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Big GrassRoots or Big Party… Guess u prefer Big Party Rule…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Guess you prefer the gay communist incumbent.

Jog off.

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM

kim roy on August 28, 2012 at 6:10 PM

in a few years things will be really rough. when they feel the pain, they will vote our way. not now. mitt can’t feel their pain. he can’t even pretend to.

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Over the Lite gay communist incumbent… Not much daylight there… Unless u don’t count being Governor of a state as proof of what he is… And in his own words and actions… Meet the new boss same as the last boss… But not u can’t have u’r Party back either once he is done duping the chums… RINO’s4Ever!!!

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:34 PM

You are deluding yourself.

In Mass Mitt balanced the budget by raising business fees and taxes. Many were driven out of business by the much more complex and expensive rules. He implemented business killing Cap and Trade. He hates coal as much as Obama.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Romney had a very liberal, über-Democrat legislature to work with. Those measures would have been rammed through over Romney’s veto regardless; he at least got a chance to temper some of the more outlandish proposals up for consideration.

As far as I know, Romney supports an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy, and I’m sure that is reflected in the platform as well.

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

So u’r ok with destroying he GOP in order to save the US with Obama Lite… U’r faith is stronger then mine or politicos…

The new rules is changing the party from a on the ground grassroots party to a Big Governmental head do as u’r told union… Don’t kid u’r self… That’s u’r choice… Big GrassRoots or Big Party… Guess u prefer Big Party Rule…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Gibberish.

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Whoa!!

Welcome to the Laup Nor ButtHurt thread!!

BigWyo on August 28, 2012 at 6:38 PM

“Republicans won’t be satisfied until we’ve rebuilt the American Dream.”

Ironic – since you’re the ones that helped tear it down.

HondaV65 on August 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Romney had a very liberal, über-Democrat legislature to work with. Those measures would have been rammed through over Romney’s veto regardless;

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

They wouldn’t be hanging around the man’s head now if had vetoed them.

Also – would you say that the US is a LIBERAL Nation? If Romney perceives it to be – he’ll be a liberal – THAT’S WHAT HE WAS IN MASS RIGHT?

LMFAO!!

People who believe in NOTHING will rationalize ANYTHING!!

HondaV65 on August 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

in a few years things will be really rough. when they feel the pain, they will vote our way. not now. mitt can’t feel their pain. he can’t even pretend to.

renalin on August 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Worse – Mitt will be perceived as the source of the pain … which I don’t give two sh**s about except that Conservatism will be drug down into the abyss with him.

HondaV65 on August 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:34 PM

du u no who writes laws?

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

They wouldn’t be hanging around the man’s head now if had vetoed them.

Also – would you say that the US is a LIBERAL Nation? If Romney perceives it to be – he’ll be a liberal – THAT’S WHAT HE WAS IN MASS RIGHT?

LMFAO!!

People who believe in NOTHING will rationalize ANYTHING!!

HondaV65 on August 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

“The primary didn’t go my way so I’m all about the Obarmy for four more years” is not a plan that I can get behind.

Whom do you suggest I support?

I’m not LMFAO. It’s big-boy pants time.

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

IOW, you’re not crazy about Mitt but you’re not crazy either :-)

MJBrutus on August 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Welcome to the Laup Nor ButtHurt thread!!

BigWyo on August 28, 2012 at 6:38 PM

As opposed to the gaping mouth & tell us what to say & Make excuses for Mitten’s thread…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

du u no who writes laws?

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Obama… And u’r hopping Mitten’s will soon…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

du u no who writes laws?

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Obama… And u’r hopping Mitten’s will soon…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Thank you for demonstrating your ignorance of the origination of legislation in America.

Now what socialist hellhole du u kum frum?

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Now what socialist hellhole du u kum frum?

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Oddly enough, America would count as one under Obama.

But I digress.

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:51 PM

IOW, you’re not crazy about Mitt but you’re not crazy either :-)

MJBrutus on August 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Yup. That says it well.

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:51 PM

du u no who writes laws?

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Obama… And u’r hopping Mitten’s will soon…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Thank you for demonstrating your ignorance of the origination of legislation in America.

Now what socialist hellhole du u kum frum?

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM

hoo let ro ro in the door waz it u

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:52 PM

hoo let ro ro in the door waz it u

hillbillyjim on August 28, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I’m too busy hopping Mitten’s will soon.

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I thought about putting a / at the end of that statement but after the last 3 years… U know that it’s true…

Who wrote the law for the Dream Act Amnesty or for banning drilling offshore or for religions institutions having to buy contraception… Obama… So it is correct…

It use to be that congress would write the laws… But that is so last century… Can’t wait for Mitten’s so start implementing his non tax Fee’s… Gotta love them Fee’s…

Y314K on August 28, 2012 at 6:56 PM

That is also Comrade Romneys vision.

Both are Communist from a very young age. Mitt Romney actually met with the North Vietnam Delegation in Paris and praised them. I am sorry but they murdered millions and Mitt praises them? Get real.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 5:48 PM

You realize, of course, that this is about the point at which William F. Buckley and National Review read the Birchers out of the conservative movement. Or as Russell Kirk put it: “Ike’s not a Communist. He’s a golfer.”

de rigueur on August 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM

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