Confirmed: Line-up of speakers at Democratic convention is simply terrible

posted at 3:21 pm on August 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

Ace wrote about this yesterday but I didn’t have time to look at the list until now. Go see for yourself. I went through it being as objective as I could about who might be interesting to watch as a young, impressive, highly touted leader of the future in the Rubio, Ryan, Christie, Jindal, Susana Martinez, Rand Paul, Brian Sandoval, Mia Love mold. Out of a list of 75 or so names, here’s what I’ve got — and I’m stretching even on some of these, just so that I’ve got something.

— Cory Booker, who hasn’t held statewide office;
— Julian Castro, who also hasn’t held statewide office but apparently is the best Democrats can do by way of a Rubio-esque Latino political rising star;
— Tammy Baldwin, who’s far left even by the standards of the House Democratic caucus and is highly likely to lose to Tommy Thompson in this year’s Wisconsin Senate race;
— Kamala Harris, the AG of California and certified union stooge, who’ll likely follow Jerry Brown as Democratic administrator of the state’s Greece-like fiscal disintegration

That’s basically it. I’m a little curious to see Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, just because he’s scrapped with Chris Christie a few times. And of course there’s Fauxcahontas, the great liberal hope of the future, who’s already 63 and has run a sufficiently dismal campaign that she’s trailing Scott Brown in the bluest of blue states. Beyond that, it’s nothing but no-names; exhausted party retreads a la Pelosi and Kerry; Charlie Crist and Linc Chafee for comic relief; and a few NARAL/Planned Parenthood types to remind America what’s really important with unemployment still stuck above eight percent. That’s what’s on tap this year from the Party of Youth and Fresh Ideas.

Exit question: Where’s Andrew Cuomo?

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Oh, my !!
How come this is the first I’ve seen of this ??
Such a ‘respecter of wimmins’, here.

pambi on September 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Tryin to sail on yesterday’s winds as Mr. Ryan said.

Herb on September 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Exactly !!
Where are their young, vibrant, exciting “young guns” ?

pambi on September 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Sounds thrilling. However, we will check in with our cube neighbors, a couple of habitual, hereditary Democrats — you know some, the typical hard-working, live-conservative-vote-to-feel-good-about-themselves garden variety — and request that they be sure to tune in for some clues as to what their party has become and where they want to take the USA. Suggest others do same with the habitual, hereditary Democrats in their lives.

curved space on September 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM

You know who is conspicuously missing?

The female US Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand.

Has she refused to take part in the charades? Her mentor Schmucky Schumer is on the list.

Greyledge Gal on September 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Where are their young, vibrant, exciting “young guns” ?

pambi on September 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Well, we know where Jesse Jackson, Jr. is . . .

BigAlSouth on September 1, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Barney Frank is going to be there and speak! What more do they need? I understand Barney is going to do a Clint Eastwood type monolog but Joe Biden will be sitting in the chair. on September 1, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Darn and was hoping Maxine waters,Sheila Jackson lee, Jahhhsseee jack-son, revvvvrand al and cornel west or that dyson character. Love to see millionaire Michael Moore rant about rich evil republicans. Maybe even George clooney to tell us it was all George bush’s fault but i guess ill wait for Teh One to tell us all that. and at the end Brian Williams and andrea mitchell (nbc news washington) can come out with tears in their eyes and ask how can we not re-elect the greatest president ever in the history of the world.

jaywemm on September 1, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Maybe even George clooney to tell us it was all George bush’s fault

that was scheduled until Carville said Owe couldn’t talk about the economy. With nothing left for Owe to talk about, the DNC had to scratch Clooney the Looney.

Don’t forget the 1 hour dedicated for Tingles to tell us all about the thrill up his leg. on September 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM

OMG, it’s horrible !

i looked at tuesday’s sched from c-span – at it is all left or very left of celebrities.

if tuesday doesnt turn you off, then nothing will.

only possibly good day for dems will be wed with clinton.

there is no way that both biden and obama on the same night is a possitive. even if obama manages to come off okay with his silver tongue, if they give biden more than 10 minutes; it’s going to hurt them.

thursday is setting up to turn off anyone that was still looking to give obama a chance.

cougar on September 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Bill Clinton,

“Remember when I was president, and you were all proud to be Democrats?” lol

kg598301 on September 1, 2012 at 3:53 PM

cougar on September 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

What the hey?!!! Are they so incompetent they can’t even set a time schedule?

kg598301 on September 1, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Couldn’t help but post this:

Rain washing away the Obama tribute !

pambi on September 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

there is no way that both biden and obama on the same night is a possitive……..
cougar on September 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Considering that Biden is merely a foil to make O seem intelligent, that might be the plan.

pambi on September 1, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Just reported from AP and Reuters inside sources have leaked two surprise guests that will share the stage and introduce Obama on the final day of the convention! ……..Castro and Chavez

newportmike on September 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Poor Booker, he is so trying to get back in their filthy graces. He really aught to do what Artur Davis did and come over to the right side. We would welcome him!
When you line uf the gret speakers, and I mean great with their messages as well, it was about “We can do it! My family did, or I did.”
Now line up fluke who is in it because she wants free toys for her sex game.
Imagine all the people struggling to pay for cancer medication and every other life threatening sickness, and she wants the American people to pay for her birth control.

The only way they can control health care costs is to limit population, a la birth control, abortion and infanticide (and if you don’t think we’re on the road, you’re nuts) (and bring in all the illegals) by Americans and have “death panels” for the old. I do’t know how bringing in all the others will limit cost, but it will give them a permanent population who will fall for anything. I mean look at who they elect in Mexico and look at who they vote for here!

Bambi on September 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Don’t forget Harry Reid.

LFRGary on September 1, 2012 at 7:11 PM

If you are going to watch the Boston Mayor’s appearance at the Convention (involved in the Chix fillet flap) make sure you entertain yourself first with this website:

So you can see what to expect, enjoy this for a few days before he is at the convention.

Fleuries on September 1, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Crazy Aunt Nancy told all the “talent” they’d be nuts to show up at the convention and be tarred by association with … Obama and the congressional Democrats.


Jaibones on September 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM


“What…no Claire McCaskill?”

Jaibones on September 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM


“What…no Jesse Jackson, Jr.?!”

Heh, heh.

Jaibones on September 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM


“Hey…where are all those great Illinois Democrats? None of these?

Mike “Godfather” Madigan,
Greasy Louie Guttierez,
Black Panther Bobby Rush,
Lisa “Hi, Dad!” Madigan,
Alexi “mob banker” Giannoulias,
Pat “sorry, I lied about that tax increase” Quinn,
Rod “Hairdo” Baloneyvich,
Jesse “Staples” Jackson, Jr.,
Jesse “Mumbles” Jackson, Sr.,
Jan “The Red” Skankowksi,
Proco “Chick-fil-A-Joe” Morono


Jaibones on September 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Just ran through the list…

Grievance Mongers
Race Hustlers
Poverty Pimps

And of course Pelosi, Carter and Wasserman Schultz completing the trifecta of insanity.

Wendya on September 2, 2012 at 2:25 AM

I can’t wait to listen to Chrissy Matthews have multiple orgasms over this trainwreck. I guarantee he’s going to provide at least four soundbites that we’ll be laughing about for years to come.

Kataklysmic on August 31, 2012 at 3:33 PM
I have this morbid fascination with what’s going to happen starting next tues.

newportmike on September 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM

and that whack Jennifer Granholm..I didnt know she was a governor…wtf? She’s a typical snarky socialist. my favorite dork to watch is the Turk the Jurk guy, what a putz.

malkinmania on September 3, 2012 at 8:14 AM

cougar on September 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

RT Rybak, Mayor of Minneapolis, and confirmed Lefty of the Leftists, is speaking that day. That’s all I needed to see.

Ygritte on September 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

If Clinton can win, Obama can win. Americans perennially gripe about change, but they rarely vote for it when it means anything.

spmat on September 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Hey Allah, Mark Davis on KSKY 660 AM in Dallas is about to read this post on the air. He’s the top local host for conservative political talk radio in the Metroplex and he’s filled in for Rush a number of times before. Now he fills in for Bill Bennett every Friday.

Radioactive Crow on September 4, 2012 at 10:25 AM