Video: Guy & MKH wrap, reax, RNC Day 2

posted at 12:35 am on August 30, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Guy’s write-up of the night is here. He calls it a Grand Slam. As for me, I’ve been prepared to be underwhelmed on both nights, just because it’s a big venue with huge expectations, and taking on that stage talking politics is just a tough job. On both nights, the main speakers have surpassed my expectations. I’ve been surprised just how much skill the GOP has in its bullpen.



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Anybody see Juan Williams tonight..?

d1carter on August 30, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Almost makes up for no HamCam on TEMS…

mad saint jack on August 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM

MKH–yo rook mah-vo-lous!

Ad how can the ‘jerkiness’ be taken out of taht????? I like to watch these things but the so damn jerky. C’mon. We’re in cell phone tech that doe a better job.

auspatriotman on August 30, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I see Fox News blackballed Gov. Palin tonite. Hot Air, doesn’t have the balls to post a thread.

I as a staunch conservative, palin supporter will NEVER vote for your rino. Beat Obamacare with the squishy middle.

The disrepect Fox, Romneycare’s team, the GOP establishment has shown her is UNFRIGGAN BELIEVABLE!!!!

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:44 AM

and heck, how about using my spell check. Right?

auspatriotman on August 30, 2012 at 12:44 AM

The disrepect Fox, Romneycare’s team, the GOP establishment has shown her is UNFRIGGAN BELIEVABLE!!!!

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Her recent comments on Fox were strange.She unfortunately didn’t have much to offer.

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 12:47 AM

You know, if Obama wasn’t a narcissist, he would rue the day he publicly humiliated Paul Ryan.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 12:48 AM

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Didn’t have much to offer, are you crazy. SHE WAS THE FORMER GOP VP CANDIDATE ON THE NIGHT THE CURRENT GOP VP CANIDATE IS SPEAKING!!!

You Rombots deserve to lose!

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Um, there was a thread earlier today. You can go there to express your displeasure.

Tonight is about the convention for the current nominees.

bluealice on August 30, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Um, there was a thread earlier today. You can go there to express your displeasure.

Tonight is about the convention for the current nominees.

bluealice on August 30, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Thank you…

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Haha. I imagine you in my head typing this through your tear-filled glasses, smashing the spilled Doritos under your keyboard. All the while the steam from your ears spinning the beanie on your head. Thanks for entertaining me.

mattshu on August 30, 2012 at 12:53 AM

You know, if Obama wasn’t a narcissist, he would rue the day he publicly humiliated Paul Ryan.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Ryan doen’t care one way or another about the Punk. From my limited survey, young people are now turning on the fool in droves. This one will be a landslide and freedom will ring.

kenny on August 30, 2012 at 12:54 AM

bluealice on August 30, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Where! Hot Air is in the tank. Wants only rosey stories on the RINO’s big celebration.

This story would make the RINO’s look bad!

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Can’t really you, MKH. :-(

SouthernGent on August 30, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Man, what is the bounce out of this convention going to look like? Reuters had it at four points coming IN to tonight.

LukeinNE on August 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Man, what is the bounce out of this convention going to look like? Reuters had it at four points coming IN to tonight.

LukeinNE on August 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Really? I was sure the media would be calling it a failure. Hope you are right…

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM

The former GOP VP is blackballed from the convention and fox and HOT AIR, etc. doesn’t think that’s a huge story.

Shows how much the rino’s have taken over.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM

The former GOP VP is blackballed from the convention and fox and HOT AIR, etc. doesn’t think that’s a huge story.

Shows how much the rino’s have taken over.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM

I guess so in your World of Palintopia…

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM

See if romneycare wins without Palin voters!

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:01 AM

The former GOP VP is blackballed from the convention and fox and HOT AIR, etc. doesn’t think that’s a huge story.

Shows how much the rino’s have taken over.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM

How does one get to be as conservative as you? Is there a school for it , or is it just DNA?
Signed,
Joe Rino

kenny on August 30, 2012 at 1:01 AM

See if romneycare wins without Palin voters!

Sorry, this election is more than “Palin.” If she is truly a Republican as she says her “voters” as you call them will vote for Romney. If not then she wants them to vote for Obama…

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:05 AM

kenny on August 30, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Conservative to me, unlike you a romneycare supporter is, not supporting;

*Romneycare
*Raising fees, fines & tazes
*Supporting Cap & trade/Global warming
*Appointing liberal judges
*Having more Dems than reps in your administration
*being 47th out of 50 states in job creation
*Bring a squish on abortion

The above is what you support in Romney, I as a conservative don’t support any of that liberal crap..

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:07 AM

The above is what you support in Romney, I as a conservative don’t support any of that liberal crap..

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Then you are a vote for Obama..

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:08 AM

PALIN: No no no no! Please go vote! Let me ask you — man, do me a favor. If this go-around you don’t know who you dislike more or like more, Romney or Obama — this go-around, give Romney a shot. We don’t want to repeat the failed policies of President Obama. That’s insanity, to repeat the same failures over and over again and expect a different result. Obama has proven himself that he doesn’t get it, he doesn’t get the free market, he doesn’t get American exceptionalism, and he won’t work toward that American exceptionalism. He had his chance — no hard feelings, thank you for your service, Mr. Obama. This go-around, though, let’s give Romney that chance.

HotAir: This is an excellent answer for those Romney skeptics who still believe that sitting out the presidential race will work out as a positive action. Like most general elections, this race is a binary choice rather than a wish-list selection. The two men who can win this race are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Any potential Romney voters that don’t cast a vote strengthen Obama’s chances for re-election.

I not gangbusters for Romney but we can’t stay with Obama. I’m with Palin:We’ve got to give Romney that chance.

athenadelphi on August 30, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Concern trolling noted.

lorien1973 on August 30, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Anyone see Huck’s speech?

abobo on August 30, 2012 at 1:10 AM

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:05 AM

As a former “Republican” who is now independent, I see two liberals running. I belive they are the same big government hacks. Both would support tarp, bailing out car companies etc.

The reason our debt is so high is we have people like you that only vote for a party and not a person.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Anyone see Huck’s speech?

abobo on August 30, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Yes it was very good…

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:11 AM

The reason our debt is so high is we have people like you that only vote for a party and not a person.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Don’t speak for me..

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:12 AM

The reason our debt is so high is we have people like you that only vote for a party and not a person.

Oh, and for the record, I’m a registered Independent…

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:13 AM

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:08 AM

While I don’t want Danielvito or anyone else to stay home in Nov. it is Romney’s job as the nominee to earn his votes, he’s not entitled to anyone’s ballot and it will be his fault – and his alone – if he fails to do so. Personal responsibility is core part of the conservative philosophy and doesn’t get tossed for expediency’s sake.

abobo on August 30, 2012 at 1:14 AM

The above is what you support in Romney, I as a conservative don’t support any of that liberal crap..

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Have to tell you Axelrod, you are a kick.By the way, lose the sleazy mustaccio, you look like a Jewish Janissary

kenny on August 30, 2012 at 1:14 AM

The reason our debt is so high is we have people like you that only vote for a party and not a person.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Protip: Even if you see 2 liberals running, vote for the one that has a plan to cut down the deficit and work towards fixing the debt.

lorien1973 on August 30, 2012 at 1:14 AM

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Tyical rombot, when you can’t respond you say the messenger is an obamacare supporter.

I think obamacare is the antichrist. But I think Romneycare is his kid. Get it!

I’m leaving the presidential prefence box empty.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:15 AM

While I don’t want Danielvito or anyone else to stay home in Nov. it is Romney’s job as the nominee to earn his votes, he’s not entitled to anyone’s ballot and it will be his fault – and his alone – if he fails to do so. Personal responsibility is core part of the conservative philosophy and doesn’t get tossed for expediency’s sake.

Do you really think he will be listening to “reason” regarding Romney?

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I’m leaving the presidential prefence box empty.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:15 AM

And for that I thank you…

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I agree with the substance of your comment and will remain a Paulnut at heart til the day I die. Having said that, the choice isn’t between conservative and liberal or recovery vs falter. To be realistic we should acknowledge that decades of fiat currency printing, and the massive misallocations of capital in addition to compromised rule of law that it has produced has put at the point where massive deleveraging and long term decline have become a mathematical certainty. The vote in November is whether that decline will be reminiscent of Japan or Zimbabwe. We don’t always get the choice we want.

abobo on August 30, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I’m done, but getting back to my original comment, it is a disgrace that the GOP & Fox news has blackballed Gov. Palin, the 2008 GOP VP nominee.

By the way, in 2008 Palin gave McCain an 8 point bump in the polls, lets compare and contrast that with ryan next week.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:19 AM

You know, if Obama wasn’t a narcissist, he would rue the day he publicly humiliated Paul Ryan.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Barky couldn’t humiliate Paul Ryan on his best day, even with the office of the Presidency at his back. Best he could do was bark at his ankles.

squint on August 30, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Do you really think he will be listening to “reason” regarding Romney?

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I sure hope so.

abobo on August 30, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Palin concern trolls know better than the woman herself apparently. Paul Ryan’s grand slam speech made them strangely sad.

Mormontheman on August 30, 2012 at 1:20 AM

By the way, in 2008 Palin gave McCain an 8 point bump in the polls, lets compare and contrast that with ryan next week.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Shes not running this time…

sandee on August 30, 2012 at 1:20 AM

I’m leaving the presidential prefence box empty.

Danielvito on August 30, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Sounds like a “Day of Mourning” is in order. We have lost “His Precious” from behind the curtain sticking the dumb stick into a slot. Call Black Panthers. Word is they have a crisis phone and can lend you at least one dozen hands and ID’s.

kenny on August 30, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Thanks for the wrap-up, Guy and MK. Had to strain to hear you on the clip even with the volume cranked up, though.

I agree-one of the best lines of the night was definitely, “I’ll be damned–we’re Republicans!” Gov. Martinez perfectly captured the concept that ideas matter and if people would just discuss ideas rather than simply regurgitate talking points, we might have a different political climate.

But Paul Ryan’s line “we need to stop spending money we don’t have. It’s that simple.” pretty much summed it all up for me. Bam. Streamlined, focused, and to the point. Such a basic concept.

Now I’m going to go apply a facial mask in the hopes that my skin might once again be as smooth and unlined as Guy’s.

pianomomma on August 30, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Oh my gosh. When will these weird cultists ever stop? I followed a link to a Palin site today… and it started greetings “my friends in Sarah…” You know like the New Testament Epistles! It is a cult pure and simple and very scary.

The speeches today were wonderful. And Mitt so made the right choice. When Portman talked I thought… hey he is good, no wonder he was on the short list… then Pawlenty was better than I have ever seen him, so funny…

But then there was Ryan. And wow Mitt Romney knows what he is doing!!! Ryan is better than we have had forever!!!

Then I listened to crap at CNN… they refused to correct their lies even when embarassed by them… keep saying them…

And then I had to hear the cultist for Palin again… dang will that ever be over? She isn’t running guys, give it up.

petunia on August 30, 2012 at 1:31 AM

You know, if Obama wasn’t a narcissist, he would rue the day he publicly humiliated Paul Ryan.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I saw no humiliated Ryan.

VorDaj on August 30, 2012 at 1:37 AM

I saw no humiliated Ryan.

VorDaj on August 30, 2012 at 1:37 AM

You can only be humiliated, if you agree with the “humiliators”

kenny on August 30, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Nice job Republicans, I guess its on to the DNC freak show…….lmao

angrymike on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 AM

You can only be humiliated, if you agree with the “humiliators”

kenny on August 30, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Okay, okay, insert the words “tried to” humiliate

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Guy is hogging the mic. I can’t hear MKH. :(

conservative pilgrim on August 30, 2012 at 2:21 AM

It was dopes like this that voted for Ross Perot and gave us 8 years of the Clinton’s…morons…

Strike Hornet on August 30, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Sorry…i noticed i neglected to be specific about who the dopes were…dopes like the person cryin about Palin and calling everybody RINOS…

Strike Hornet on August 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM

First, the news is that Palin canceled on Fox. Fox had been planning to feature her prominently in their coverage a la 2010 when she partnered with Geraldine Ferraro. Second, the mystery speaker has been confirmed: Clint Eastwood. I was hoping for hologram Reagan, but Clint is fine. Do I feel lucky? Yes.

andy85719 on August 30, 2012 at 3:32 AM

I wish I’d seen this earlier. I want this headline on a bumper sticker.

Tea Party To GOP: We Built Your Majority

Considering the Tuesday’s theme, this is the Irony of Ironies.

Tuesday’s theme at the Republican National Convention was “We Built It,” but the night’s speakers did not reference or mention the Tea Party movement that built the current Republican majority in the House during the 2010 midterm elections and infused a party that seemed all but moribund after the 2008 elections and the latter part of George W. Bush’s presidency with enthusiasm, life, confidence, money, manpower, purpose, and a little swagger.

…Tea Party members were also perturbed, to say the least, that the RNC passed rules concerning delegate selection and convention rules that stripped power away from the grassroots on Tuesday.

“Their words and their actions speak for themselves,” Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the influential Tea Party Patriots wrote. “The term ‘tea party’ appears to have been banned from the convention.”

…On Tuesday night, three prominent Tea Party politicians — Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — addressed the RNC without mentioning or making reference to the Tea Party movement of which they are a part.

Cruz spoke movingly about his father and said that when his dad came to America, “él no tenía nada, pero tenía corazón. He had nothing, but he had heart, a heart for freedom.”

“Something extraordinary is happening, something that has dumbfounded the chattering class,” Cruz said. “What is happening is a Great Awakening.”

The heart (or corazón, as Cruz would say) of this Great Awakening, though, has been the Tea Party movement, and it may be symbolic that the movement’s greatest star — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — is, like any mention or reference to the Tea Party movement, nowhere to be found in Tampa, Florida.

INC on August 30, 2012 at 3:48 AM

Guy needs to share the mic with MK. Guy is clear as a bell, MK is like in the background. Both videos.

KenInIL on August 30, 2012 at 4:03 AM

If Sarah Palin had any desire to address the convention this year, then maybe she should not have spent the entire primary season encouraging every candidate other than Romney. It wasn’t that she only endorsed Romney only after he had clinched the nomination, it was her active opposition, in effect, which ensured she would not be on the list of invited speakers.

Not to mention the fact that her popularity among the key independent voters has plummeted since 2008. She excites the base, but no one else.

Anyone who needs extra stroking to vote for Romney against Obama wasn’t very seriously opposed to Obama to begin with.

Adjoran on August 30, 2012 at 4:20 AM

goood morning HA

so how many times did wolife complain that ryans speeach had a lot of issues that were not true…
fact checkers will be out in full force
just heard it again on morning jor….complaining that the facts were not correct

lias who are scared that was one dang good speech

cmsinaz on August 30, 2012 at 6:19 AM

so likability is the key…

if he doesn’t have it, its over according the mj crew….puhleeze

cmsinaz on August 30, 2012 at 6:33 AM

goood morning HA

so how many times did wolife complain that ryans speeach had a lot of issues that were not true…
fact checkers will be out in full force
just heard it again on morning jor….complaining that the facts were not correct

lias who are scared that was one dang good speech

cmsinaz on August 30, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Heard the same comment twice on radio this morning here in Maryland that Ryans facts were incorrect but not one example was given. The Lib/Dems got nuthin!!

dddave on August 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Guy sucks and he makes MKH look bad. Hey guy, quit being a camera hog. Get a better mic on MKH. Hop to it there slacker.

Bmore on August 30, 2012 at 9:17 AM