Video: Rand Paul turns up the heat in Tampa

posted at 8:51 pm on August 29, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Wednesday evening’s events at the Republican National Convention began to heat up with the first speaker who really seemed to fire up the crowd. This portion of tasty red meat was delivered by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. He wasted no time getting the engine of the crowd revved up, declaring how, after sufficient time to reflect, he still thinks Obamacare is unconstitutional. He then went into a lengthy stem-winder on everything from “You didn’t build that” to the lessons of the Founding Fathers and more. It went on for quite some time, being frequently punctuated by bursts of applause from a clearly supportive audience. He even managed to sneak in a reference to his father without drawing any obvious ire from some of the folks still concerned over the floor fight situation.

We have the transcript below after the video. This one will be worth breaking out some popcorn and watching if you missed it live. (And possibly for a re-run even if you watched.)

When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, the first words out of my mouth were: I still think it is unconstitutional!

The leftwing blogs were merciless. Even my wife said — can’t you pleeeease count to ten before you speak?

So, I’ve had time now to count to ten and, you know what? I still think it’s unconstitutional!

Do you think Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas have changed their minds?

I think if James Madison himself — the father of the Constitution — were here today he would agree with me: The whole damn thing is still unconstitutional!

This debate is not new and it’s not over. Hamilton and Madison fought from the beginning about how government would be limited by the enumerated powers.

Madison was unequivocal. The powers of the federal government are few and defined. The power to tax and spend is restricted by the enumerated powers.

So, how do we fix this travesty of justice? There’s only one option left.

We have to have a new president!

When I heard the current president say, “You didn’t build that,” I was first insulted, then I was angered, then I was saddened that anyone in our country, much less the president of the United States, believes that roads create business success and not the other way around.

Anyone who so fundamentally misunderstands American greatness is uniquely unqualified to lead this great nation.

The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the Cold War, is that the engine of capitalism — the individual — is mightier than any collective.

American inventiveness and desire to build developed because we were guaranteed the right to own our success. For most of our history, no one dared tell Americans: “You didn’t build that.”

In Bowling Green, Kentucky, the Taing family owns the Great American Donut shop. Their family fled war-torn Cambodia to come to this country. My kids and I love to eat doughnuts, so we go there frequently.

The Taings work long hours. Mrs. Taing told us that the family works through the night to make doughnuts. The Taing children have become valedictorians and National Merit Scholars.

The Taings from Cambodia are an American success story so, Mr. President, don’t you go telling the Taings: “You didn’t build that.”

When you say they didn’t build it, you insult each and every American who ever got up at the crack of dawn. You insult any American who ever put on overalls or a suit.

You insult any American who ever studied late into the night to become a doctor or a lawyer. You insult the dishwasher, the cook, the waitress.

You insult anyone who has ever dragged themselves out of bed to strive for something better for themselves or their children.

My great grandfather, like many, came to this country in search of the American Dream. No sooner had he stepped off the boat than his father died.

He arrived in Pittsburgh as a teenager with nothing, not a penny. He found the American Dream: not great wealth, but a bit of property in a new land that gave him hope for his children.

In America, as opposed to the old country, success was based on merit. Probably America’s greatest asset was that for the first time success was not based on who you were, but on what you did.

My grandfather would live to see his children become doctors, ministers, accountants and professors. He would even live to see one of his sons, a certain congressman from Texas, run for president of the United States of America.

Immigrants have flocked to our shores seeking freedom. Our forbearers came full of hopes and dreams. So consistent and prevalent were these aspirations that they crystallized into a national yearning we call the American Dream.

No other country has a Dream so inextricably associated with the spirit of its people.

In 1982, an American sailor, John Mooney, wrote a letter to his parents that captures the essence of the American Dream:

“Dear Mom and Dad, today we spotted a boat in the water, and we rendered assistance. We picked up 65 Vietnamese refugees. As they approached the ship, they were all waving and trying as best they could to say, ‘Hello America sailor! Hello Freedom man!’ It’s hard to see a boat full of people like that and not get a lump somewhere between chin and bellybutton. And it really makes one proud and glad to be an American. It reminds us all of what America has always been — a place a man or woman can come to for freedom.”

Hung and Thuan Tringh are brothers and friends of mine. They came to America on one of those leaky, overcrowded boats. They were attacked at sea by pirates. Their family’s wealth was stolen. Thuan spent a year on a South Pacific island existing on one cup of rice and water each day until he was allowed to come to America. Now both of these men and their families are proud Americans. Hung owns his own business and Thuan manages a large company. They are the American Dream.

So, Mr. President, don’t go telling the Tringh family: “You didn’t build that.”

When the president says, “You didn’t build that,” he is flat out wrong. Businessmen and women did build that. Businessmen and women did earn their success. Without the success of American business, we wouldn’t have any roads, or bridges, or schools.

Mr. President, you say the rich must pay their fair share. When you seek to punish the rich, the jobs that are lost are those of the poor and middle class.

When you seek to punish Mr. Exxon Mobil, you punish the secretary who owns Exxon Mobil stock.

When you block the Keystone Pipeline, you punish the welder who works on the pipeline.

Our nation faces a crisis. America wavers. Unfortunately, we are one of a select group of countries whose debt equals their gross domestic product.

The republic of Washington and Jefferson is now in danger of becoming the democracy of debt and despair. Our great nation is coming apart at the seams and the president seems to point fingers and blame others.

President Obama’s administration will add nearly $6 trillion to our national debt in just one term.

This explosion of debt is unconscionable and unsustainable. Mr. President, we will not let you bankrupt this great nation!

Republicans and Democrats alike must slay their sacred cows. Republicans must acknowledge that not every dollar spent on the military is necessary or well-spent, and Democrats must admit that domestic welfare and entitlements must be reformed.

Republicans and Democrats must replace fear with confidence, confidence that no terrorist, and no country, will ever conquer us if we remain steadfast to the principles of our Founding documents.

We have nothing to fear except our own unwillingness to defend what is naturally ours, our God-given rights. We have nothing to fear that should cause us to forget or relinquish our rights as free men and women.

To thrive we must believe in ourselves again, and we must never — never — trade our liberty for any fleeting promise of security.

Author Paul Kengor writes of a brisk evening in small-town Illinois. Returning home from a basketball game at the YMCA, an 11 year old boy is stunned by the sight of his father sprawled out in the snow on the front porch. “He was drunk,” his son later remembered. “Dead to the world, crucified.” The dad’s hair was soaked with melted snow, matted unevenly against the side of his reddened face.

The boy stood over his father for a minute or two. He simply wanted to let himself in the door and pretend his dad wasn’t there. Instead, he grabbed a fistful of overcoat and heaved his dad to the bedroom, away from the weather’s harm and neighbors’ attention.

This young boy became the man – Ronald Reagan – whose sunny optimism and charisma shined so brightly that it cured the malaise of the late seventies, a confidence that beamed so broadly that it pulled us through a serious recession, and a faith that tugged so happily at all hearts that a generation of Democrats became Republicans.

The American Dream is that any among us could become the next Thomas Edison, the next Henry Ford, the next Ronald Reagan.

To lead us forward, away from the looming debt crisis, it will take someone who believes in America’s greatness, who believes in and can articulate the American dream, someone who has created jobs, someone who understands and appreciates what makes America great, someone who will lead our party and our nation forward.

I believe that someone is our nominee: Governor Mitt Romney.

As Reagan said, our freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction. If our freedom is taken, the American Dream will wither and die.

To lead, we must transform the coldness of austerity into the warm, vibrant embrace of prosperity.

To overcome the current crisis, we must appreciate and applaud American success. We must step forward, unabashedly and proclaim: You did build that. You earned that. You worked hard. You studied. You labored. You did build that. And you deserve America’s undying gratitude. For you, the individual, are the engine of America’s greatness.

Thank you.


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That guy was more fired up than some of the elected speakers.

And gotta say, don’t care for these interviews.

changer1701 on August 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

…I like him!…where’s daddy’s people?
Rotting Rock?…you lurking?

KOOLAID2 on August 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

puerto rico :)

rico suave

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

The way she said Puerto Rico was pretty cool.

jaime on August 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Yeah, I really liked Portman’s speech. I think he had a few great lines. My favorites were “not in this universe!” and “No more years!” As someone said earlier, that last one is bumper sticker worthy. :)

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

A Rand Paul/Jeb Bush ticket in 2016 would kick all kinds of ass.

ModerateMan on August 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I defy any Paulestinian to tell me that wasn’t worth it.

JohnGalt23 on August 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Proof is in the long-game pudding, is it not?

Must have been hard for him to hear all those boos when he alluded to his Dad, though.

Firefly_76 on August 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

SHHH! ( We’re not going to call it that anymore… we’ll just call it a ‘roving cocktail party) wink…wink.. :)

thatsafactjack on August 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I’m down with that Jack- I’ll just go about mingling. *clink* and a *wink*

bazil9 on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

OPEN THREAD or this is the open thread. Occupy Hot Air now!

TXUS on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

i’m sorry but i’m disappointed in the crowd…not paying attention to portman…he had boo lines for dear leader…crickets

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I think it is the nature of the convention and the fact it is the second night of three. This isn’t the opening night nor is it leading up to the nominee speaking. And face it, unless you are a wonk, tonight’s line up until about 9:30 is not exactly the most dynamic.

OT- Wow! Who knew that Puerto Rico had Republicans let alone that one of them was elected governor!

Happy Nomad on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Chris Matthews asking Jan Brewer about her supposed xenophebia with Fortuño standing 50 feet behind her.

steebo77 on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

steebo77 on August 29, 2012 at 9:16 PM

next up, msdnc crew to chit chat while condi speaks

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I like Rand well enough. He could email me a bit less however. Twice daily is a bit more than required. We aren’t that good of buds.

Bmore on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

mrscullen on August 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Here

jaime on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Love the sound of those rolling rrrrrr’s in Puerto Rico.

But I’m prejudiced…my mother was born there.

GrannyDee on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Call me a Paulbot!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

This guy Luis Fortuno is doing good too. There weren’t enough speakers tonight who were fired up (Paul and Portman and Foruno and that last business owner guy) compared to last night.

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

For all of you asking about an open thread, it’s going to be the Paul Ryan one coming up shortly.

Jazz Shaw on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Hahaha msnbc is not covering louis fortuno…ptending they are interviewing Brewer..priceless…

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Proof is in the long-game pudding, is it not?

Must have been hard for him to hear all those boos when he alluded to his Dad, though.

Firefly_76 on August 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Something tells me the Paul family has become inured to the boos. You don’t go into South Florida and talk about trading with Cuba if you are bothered by a few boos.

JohnGalt23 on August 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

they wouldn’t dare showing someone on their phone or empty seats

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Too bad O’Keefe or someone couldn’t sneak into the Dem Convention and live-stream a bunch of drones picking their noses and drooling, and whatever other gross stuff they do.

Firefly_76 on August 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Happy Nomad on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

i’ll give you that grudgingly, but this is the big time, they should be fired up and ready to go for these 3 days

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

It was still good, although you can hear the boos of the completely ungracious establishment crowd when he alludes to his father.

Firefly_76 on August 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Not sure if you’ll see this, or my response on the other thread.
I understand, and I wasn’t mad at you or anything.
Sorry if my comment seemed (or was) a bit snarky.

RedCrow on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Pretending that is.

c-span did the best job at covering the speeches so far…

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

MSNBC is not showing Fortuno’s speech.

midgeorgian on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Jazz Shaw on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Thanks Jazz!

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

For all of you asking about an open thread, it’s going to be the Paul Ryan one coming up shortly.

Jazz Shaw on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Awesome!

changer1701 on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Hahaha msnbc is not covering louis fortuno…ptending they are interviewing Brewer..priceless…

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Holy hell, they are doing it AGAIN? Like last night, blocking off minority speakers?

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

no more years, no more years

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

You sure it wasn’t ears?

chemman on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

There live feed anywhere?

mrscullen on August 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

http://www.c-span.org/RNC/Live/

Flora Duh on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

MSNBC is not showing Fortuno’s speech.

midgeorgian on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Well, color me shocked.

GrannyDee on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

This guy Luis Fortuno is doing good too. There weren’t enough speakers tonight who were fired up (Paul and Portman and Foruno and that last business owner guy) compared to last night.

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

The speeches were great, the crowd is annoying though….

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Paulestinian

JohnGalt23 on August 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I’m expecting a royalty check for that :-)

I also hold the copyright on Palinstinian.

MJBrutus on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

MSNBC is not showing Fortuno’s speech.

midgeorgian on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

They’re pathetic.

changer1701 on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Firefly_76 on August 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

:)

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

MSNBC is not showing Fortuno’s speech.

midgeorgian on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Fox and CNN are also skipping it.

midgeorgian on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

For all of you asking about an open thread, it’s going to be the Paul Ryan one coming up shortly.

Jazz Shaw on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Thanks for the 411, Jazz, but they should be doing an open thread each night, IMHO.

TXUS on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Rand Paul gave the best speech of the convention so far. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad one….

ElectricPhase on August 29, 2012 at 9:23 PM

MSNBC is not showing Fortuno’s speech.

midgeorgian on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Biggest racists of them all.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 9:23 PM

chemman on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

heh

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Love the sound of those rolling rrrrrr’s in Puerto Rico.

But I’m prejudiced…my mother was born there.

GrannyDee on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

:) I get to hear the rolling r’s often here. Big population. Many of my friends and clients. I knew I liked u. ;)

bazil9 on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

O/T Are they still planning on showing the video of all the people who voted for obeyme in 08 but now won’t. sure hope they didn’t cancel it. may be the most powerful part of the convention.

phillysfinest on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

OPEN THREAD or this is the open thread. Occupy Hot Air now!
TXUS on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

HAer’s already Occupied and commandeered MKHam’s earlier post thread for general convention comments.
LD

whatcat on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Luis Fortuno …ONE MORE SUCCESSFUL GOP GOVERNOR !!!

We will never give up !

pambi on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Fortuno did a good job.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

de nada Governor Suave :)

good job!

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Good speech by Fortuno.

jaime on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Chris Matthews asking Jan Brewer about her supposed xenophebia with Fortuño standing 50 feet behind her.

steebo77 on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I noticed how MSNBC managed to arrange a floor interview with Jan Brewer to bait her about immigration as Puerto Rico’s GOP governor was speaking. Maddow’s snarky snark is childish.

BuckeyeSam on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Good speech from Fortuno.

midgeorgian on August 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Its also a great way to leave any given group alone to chew things over on their own for awhile, and move on to something more interesting and better company. :)

thatsafactjack on August 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Lol. That’s is a pretty good strategy.
I’m moving between the PC and the TV room. (No laptop.)
I could turn my TV up to eleventy, but the windows are open and I have some questionable neighbors. (Want to keep the property and driveway car damage-free.)

RedCrow on August 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Occupy Rand Paul thread!
No Open thread-No Peace!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

.
Rebel (said with a scowl).

listens2glenn on August 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

bazil9 on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Hi, Bazil. How you doing, my forever friend?

GrannyDee on August 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Hahaha msnbc is not covering louis fortuno…ptending they are interviewing Brewer..priceless…

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Holy hell, they are doing it AGAIN? Like last night, blocking off minority speakers?

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Yep, anybody with an accent or a minority name or apperarance – is a no, no in terms of msnbc coverage :) …

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

And music time again! Time to flip to Hannity and see if he’s doing something. Been watching it on CSPAN as they show EVERYTHING…although it gets annoying that, when they flip to the audience, they DO try to focus on empty seats…vacant stares…or people chit-chatting or texting rather than listening. But the gavel to gavel coverage is REALLY appreciated.

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Maybe the crowd problem is partly an audio problem. I’m watching the RNC feed and the audio on the floor doesn’t seem great.

Or they’re just lousy cheerleaders.

changer1701 on August 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Is it my imagination, or is the convention a lot hipper this year? Good tunes.

John the Libertarian on August 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

good band

put your hands together

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

The entertainment is good this year. I am enjoying it a lot.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Chris Matthews asking Jan Brewer about her supposed xenophebia with Fortuño standing 50 feet behind her.

steebo77 on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I noticed how MSNBC managed to arrange a floor interview with Jan Brewer to bait her about immigration as Puerto Rico’s GOP governor was speaking. Maddow’s snarky snark is childish.

BuckeyeSam on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

They are incorrigible…

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

changer1701 on August 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

let’s hope it is the former

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

steebo77 on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

If I never heard a another, single word he said, I would detest that jumped up moron for the way he pronounces, AMERICA. It is Am-ER-ica, not Amurrica, you prick.

MJBrutus on August 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

OPEN THREAD or this is the open thread. Occupy Hot Air now!
TXUS on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

You serve far less page views and impressions by consolidating to 1 thread, due to limited ad real estate and lower refresh rates.

If the barge ads didn’t annoy you (most useless waste of an ad unit) – perhaps this will.

HotAds need to serve.

Odie1941 on August 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Mia thread

This is where the United States Constitution rules.

Turtle317 on August 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I’m sorry.

So let me get this straight.

The Republican Party is all for people voting in elections that are not qualified to vote.

The Republican Party is all for locking out actual voters and preventing them from voting.

The Republican Party is all for the Speaker changing the rules anytime he wants. Of ruling on a voice vote when it is contested and not allowing a real controlled Roll Call vote the rules clearly call for.

Sorry those are all true of the Democratic Party. It that where I am?

Steveangell on August 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Steveangell on August 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Is it my imagination, or is the convention a lot hipper this year? Good tunes.

John the Libertarian on August 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Yeah, I’m loving the music breaks. :) People didn’t mention it, but I actually liked McConnell’s speech at the opening. The crowd was obviously not really paying attention and still filing in, etc…but he made some really good points…if in a quite snooze worthy way. lol

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

RedCrow on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Yes, I saw, and thank you! I’m used to snark and I love you guys or I wouldn’t keep coming back. :-)

Firefly_76 on August 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

good band

put your hands together

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Flick your Bics, raise your hands, and sway side to side.

GrannyDee on August 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Marco Rubio is so darn effective. The dude is fired up and was taking it to Villaraigosa for his idiotic comments.

GOPRanknFile on August 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Wow! Fortuno is so cute handsome!

The Republicans have something going on here……. the R. women look beautiful, and the men look great.

With limited time for their speeches they have all had something substantive to say.

Let’s compare next week when the leftist crazies have their convention, shall we?

Cody1991 on August 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

T-Paw up now

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

bazil9 on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Hi, Bazil. How you doing, my forever friend?

GrannyDee on August 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

*big smile* you remembered.
Good. Was working but now have the bedroom TV on blast and mingling hear at the cocktail convention party.
I hope you are well.

bazil9 on August 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

T-PAW

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!!!

GIVE IT UP FOR TIM PAWLENT……

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

steebo77 on August 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

leadership

Jeddite on August 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Now, that was a great opening line for T-Paw: Welcome to Barrack Obama’s retirement party! :D

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

T-Paw…good start..
Crowd as ADD as ever…

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM

GrannyDee on August 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

:)

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM

jaime on August 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Good call, jaime.
(Why couldn’t I think of that?)

RedCrow on August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM

And you deserve America’s undying gratitude. For you, the individual, are the engine of America’s greatness.

H#ll yeah!

Rand Paul was Captian Kirk tonight uniting the Romulans & the Ronulans

batterup on August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM

steebo77 on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

If I never heard another word he said, I would detest that jumped up sub-moron for the way he says America. It is Am-ER-ica, not Amurrica, you jerk (Mathews that is).

MJBrutus on August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM

a nice dig at biden

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Mistakes: Joe Biden looool :)

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Slam on Slow Joe.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Oh jeez I just popped into MSLSD to see what’s shaking, and Maddow is running on and on about rape and vaginal probes. Eww. And Paul Ryan is the same person as Todd Akin. Could be true. Has anyone ever seen them together?

Back to C-span.

juliesa on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Steve you’re deranged.

CW on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Heh… Pawlenty tossing out some tasty red meat. :P

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I just heard the Tiger Woods dog whistle.

Mark1971 on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

going after dear leader….

about dang time

job creator for golf caddies

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Jobs for golf caddies nyuk nyuk. More excuses than jobs is right.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

This audience is awful.

GOPRanknFile on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

If you’re successful, you didn’t get there on your own.
You think it’s cause you’re smart… there’s a lot of smart people out there.
You think it’s cause you work hard… let me tell you, there’s a lot of hard working people out there.
If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen.

Obama needs to go.

CW on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

blamer in chief

heh

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

More excuses than jobs! Zing!

MJBrutus on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Mr. President, if you want to find fault, I suggest you look in the mirror!

Go Pawlenty!!

Highlar on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Please don’t perpetuate the myth that the floor fight was just about the Paulites. The floor fight was about allowing the grassroots to have a say. Those grassroots are not just the Paulites, but the Tea Party as well.

Medbob on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Someone needs to light a fire under these folks. Maybe they need a few drinks.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

next up, msdnc crew to chit chat while condi speaks

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

No, I think MSNBC realizes that it overreached. So tonight, they’ll have snarky floor interviews with people who can barely hear the questions, and they’ll ask detailed policy questions with slanted “facts.” I just saw this with Jan Brewer during the PR governor’s speech. During Condi’s speech, expect them to find the whitest attendees and ask them why it took so long to get her admitted to the Augusta Country Club. The second question will be why he or she left her KKK hood in the hotel room.

BuckeyeSam on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

i’ll give you that grudgingly, but this is the big time, they should be fired up and ready to go for these 3 days

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I hear you and agree. Were I a delegate I’d be into it totally. But you’ve got to remember that this isn’t the first convention for a lot of these folks. Tonight’s line-up is important but (other than the Ryan speech) fundamentally unnecessary as far as the reason why the GOP has convened.

OT- He has no personality but T-Paw really is killing it right now with attacking the incumbent. And the crowd is responding.

Happy Nomad on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Nice speech TPAW. Best ever.

faraway on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Its hard to overstate how bad of a pick T-Paw would have been for VP.

Bizarre food show? Tattoo President?

This is painful, its like watching amateur stand-up comedy.

Lawdawg86 on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

This audience is awful.

GOPRanknFile on August 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

They must have put something in their food/drinks :)…

jimver on August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

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