Team O: Our convention is going to be way better than those artificial Republicans’

posted at 6:01 pm on August 31, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Allahpundit already went through the list of speakers slated to grace center stage at the Democrats’ convention in Charlotte starting on Monday, and I have to add that I agree — even trying my damndest to genuinely put myself in progressives’ shoes, I think I’d have a tough time getting as equi-pumped about their team of A-listers than I do as a conservative about Susana Martinez, Bobby Jindal, etcetera. I mean, besides President Obama himself, kinda’-sorta’ on Bill Clinton, maybe Elizabeth Warren (my faux-liberal alter ego is workin’ real hard to get excited about that one), but I just don’t see anyone inducing the quite same level of inspiration as some of our rock-stars.

But, they’re never ones to let up on the braggadocio, and Team Obama is maintaining that the GOP’s convention was a swing and a miss, and their convention is the one that’s going to take the cake. Via Politico:

“Our goal next week is to bring the choice in the election into focus for the American people, and I think throughout the week, that choice will be crystal clear,” deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said. “Unlike Republicans who really just sought to tear down the president over the course of three days, you know, we’ll make an affirmative case for the president, but also an affirmative case for where we want to take the country and how we’ll strengthen the middle class.”

Senior adviser David Axelrod also tore into the GOP confab in Tampa, alleging it lacked specifics and wouldn’t produce a sizeable bounce in the polls because of it. …

“And the advantage we have is we’re not building our campaign on artifice,” he said, adding a not-so-veiled reference to previous charges the Obama camp has made that the RNC based its convention on falsehoods. “We’re building it on the causes and the themes that have animated Barack Obama’s life and that he’s been working for throughout his life and throughout his presidency, and we’re going to amplify those is this convention.”

Mmm hmm. For all of that just-tearing-down-the-president, only-base-appeal, and artificiality, have at the links.

And, by the way, one good turn deserves another:


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Yeah their convention is so hot they can’t give away tickets in bars. Saw that story earlier today.

dogsoldier on August 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The Dem Convention will be so FABULOUS, that Hillary, Reid, Pilosi and many Dem legislators will be busy elsewhere. Seriously?

Typicalwhitewoman on August 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM

As word gets out they’re suddenly looking for more black & latino guests.

Meanwhile, the GOP has more elected hispanics than the Democrats.

rayra on August 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Mystery guest: Adolph Hitler – from the bunker. He will carefully explain how Gen. Steiner can come to the rescue of Obama’s campaign…

drunyan8315 on August 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Has someone done a Hitler Bunker mash-up about Eastwood speech?

Rio Linda Refugee on August 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM

“Our goal next week is to bring the choice in the election into focus for the American people, and I think throughout the week, that choice will be crystal clear,” deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said.

Let’s see. Americans versus rabid anti American socialist liberal progressives.

People interested in America fixing it’s problems and retaining the greatness that makes it a desirable place to live, work, and raise your kids versus a nasty, divisive, racist hell hole.

A place that celebrates success and encourages same, or a place that enslaves a few to feed the lazy asses of the many.

Yep. Pretty clear choice.

Wolfmoon on August 31, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I have no doubt that we will see the meanest, most pissed off group of undisciplined, self-righteous phonies that ever gathered under one roof. Everything will be the GOPs fault (especially George W Bush and those evil Congress critters on the bad side of the capital) for the miserable 4 years of Obama and no plan for the future. It’s going to be hilarious!

MJBrutus on August 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM

SOURCES: Team Obama feeling need to match Romney “mystery guest” gambit. Who will it be?

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 31, 2012

Forgot to add, here is proof positive that they have absolutely no original ideas about anything. Woodrow Wilson is even feeling slighted at the theft of his own policy ideas by the ocommie administration.

*chuckle*

Wolfmoon on August 31, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Erika Johnsen (or any other Hot Air contributor),

Please do a post featuring:

Jane Edmonds at the 2012 Republican National Convention

ITguy on August 31, 2012 at 7:26 PM

“We’re building it on the causes and the themes that have animated Barack Obama’s life and that he’s been working for throughout his life and throughout his presidency, and we’re going to amplify those is this convention.”

So, it’s going to pretty much be about … Obama? I wonder if there will be any composite speakers? Or will the composite people just be *in* the speeches?

GWB on August 31, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Rio Linda Refugee on August 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Great minds and all that. I really want to see Hitler tear a strip off of whoever organized the DNC speakers line-up. Perhaps General Axelturf?

drunyan8315 on August 31, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Please do a post featuring:

Jane Edmonds at the 2012 Republican National Convention

ITguy on August 31, 2012 at 7:26 PM

You’re right. She gave an outstanding address that was overshadowed by the Olympians, Eastwood and the Empty Chair, and Rubio. But she deserves her own post.

de rigueur on August 31, 2012 at 7:36 PM

I’m waiting for the Dems to play the fear card – what will happen if Republicans take the Senate too?

Romney should pre-emptively point out what will not happen: there won’t be any 2500-page unread bills “deemed” to be passed at midnight on Christmas Eve, that’s what!

drunyan8315 on August 31, 2012 at 7:39 PM

obama mystery guest will be Donald Trump

gerrym51 on August 31, 2012 at 7:47 PM

John Harwood✔
@JohnJHarwood

SOURCES: Team Obama feeling need to match Romney “mystery guest” gambit. Who will it be?

My three guess would be; 1- Roseanne Barr, 2- BIll Maher (HE did give 1Mil to Obama’s Super Pac), and 3- Ophar Winfrey (Eric Holder looks alot her new boy toy Stedman Graham). Their my picks for the Myster Guest…

USMCDevilDog on August 31, 2012 at 7:48 PM

We’re building it on the causes and the themes that have animated Barack Obama’s life and that he’s been working for throughout his life and throughout his presidency, and we’re going to amplify those is this convention.”

Themes….themes…..hmmmmmm…..

Two autobiographies that turned out to be fiction.

This must mean that Obama is planning to continue to lie, only next time with amplification.

AH! Maybe we’re in for a composite President, one who brings together Alinksy, Trotsky, and Pol Pot.

BobMbx on August 31, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Mystery guests Jayz and beyonce

ldbgcoleman on August 31, 2012 at 7:52 PM

These dolts act as thought they are still in their teens.

rplat on August 31, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Lemme guess. The Democrats are upset that there wasn’t enough gender and racial and religious diversity among the various Republican speakers.aunursa on August 31, 2012 at 6:10 PM

And they would be right if they only watched MSNBC et al since only honkies were shown.

Dingbat63 on August 31, 2012 at 7:58 PM

…the mystery guest will be Monica Lewinsky and they will stage a mud wrestling contest between her and Sandra Fluke on the podium…so go puff on that cigar!

KOOLAID2 on August 31, 2012 at 8:03 PM

My guess–the mystery guest will be Caryn Elaine Johnson.

dragondrop on August 31, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Wait until you hear Tony Villar speak!

GarandFan on August 31, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Yeah their convention is so hot they can’t give away tickets in bars. Saw that story earlier today.

dogsoldier on August 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Delicious. :-) I’d love to read it. Could you post a link if you mosey back here? Thanks!

Grace_is_sufficient on August 31, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Mystery speaker – Sarah Jessica Parker

Stray Cat on August 31, 2012 at 8:37 PM

SOURCES: Team Obama feeling need to match Romney “mystery guest” gambit. Who will it be?

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 31, 2012


Hmmmmmmmm

They are copying Romney’s trip to LA.

They are copying RNC’s Mystery Guest.

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Fareed Zakaria “re-performing” Clint Eastwood’s skit from last night? No, even they couldn’t be that stupid.
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Sean Penn in character as Jeff Spicoli talking about being part of O’s Choom Squad? No, there’s only two scenes from that movie everyone remembers and they both featured Phoebe Cates..
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Aha! Madonna – the obvious choice – a relic of the SCOAMF’s youth who has been “Wowing audiences on her world tour! /s” who will show up three hours late and only perform for 2 minutes!

PolAgnostic on August 31, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Mystery speaker – Sarah Jessica Parker

Stray Cat on August 31, 2012 at 8:37 PM


Will she be recreating the role of that classic 60′s comedian, Mr. Ed ???

PolAgnostic on August 31, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Off topic…

Wandering around FB and find Americans Against the Tea Party. They post a video that proves Paul Ryan is waging war on women. The video is about Eric Cantor. What a bunch of maroons…

http://samuel-warde.com/2012/08/paul-ryan-leads-war-on-women-video/

http://www.facebook.com/NoTeaParty

Mr_Magoo on August 31, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Maybe Obama’s mystery guest will be Cee Lo Green singing “f**k you” and flipping everyone off like he did at Obama’s fundraising event.

OxyCon on August 31, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Mystery guest…Sean Penn? Hugo Chavez?

Blaise on August 31, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Michael Moore!!! That would explain why the DNC has been ordering Donuts and Hot Dogs by the truckload.

Benedict Nelson on August 31, 2012 at 9:15 PM

“Our goal next week is to bring the choice in the election into focus for the American people just get through the blessed thing without a major screw-up, and I think throughout the week, that choice will be crystal clear whether to see it through to the bitter end or just pull the plug on the whole affair,” deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said.

I found a couple of typos in the copy. Hope you don’t mind my correcting them.

ss396 on August 31, 2012 at 9:30 PM

deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said. “Unlike Republicans who really just sought to tear down the president over the course of three days, you know, we’ll make an affirmative case for the president, but also an affirmative case for where we want to take the country and how we’ll strengthen the middle class.”

Does anyone else recall three days of the Republicans tearing down the president? I think that Stephanie Cutter (How well named she is!) has a classic case of projection. The Dems have been negative for so long that they do not know how to be affirmative. They have been taking the country down into the fiscal gutter, and I don’t think we care to learn where else they want “to take the country.” The GOP goal is to strengthen the whole country, not one class over another, and offer its citizens opportunities to grow and thrive.

The whole Dem message is one aimed at identity politics and divisiveness.

onlineanalyst on August 31, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Maybe Nancy Pelosi can stand on the stage with that empty chair and show her fellow Dems how she shared it with so many other women who broke the glass ceiling. She and her imaginary friends could entertain the vacuous attendees for all of one minute.

onlineanalyst on August 31, 2012 at 10:22 PM

USMCDevilDog on August 31, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Xnay on the Oseann Barrray. She is the green party candidate.

txhsmom on August 31, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Mystery guest:
Anthony Weiner, (via Twitter)

mrt721 on August 31, 2012 at 6:51 PM

You will recognize him after a brief introduction. Or will his commentary be brief?

redguy: Your schedule was great except that it forgot the two-hour ummah celebration by the members of the Religion of Peace.

onlineanalyst on August 31, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Mystery guest? Harry Belafonte

onlineanalyst on August 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Mystery guest? How about that Wanda Skag that wowed Obama at the Correspondents’ Dinner?

Mystery guest(s)? The shrews from “The View”? They could foam all over the stage on behalf of wimmens everywhere.

onlineanalyst on August 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

#InsertChair – Obama Now Identified as “Empty Seat” through Eastwood Magic
Mutnodjmet on August 31, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Thanks. That was a great link. Good find!

marybel on August 31, 2012 at 11:14 PM

It’ll be a celebrity too.

Eva Longoria…if not a celeb, then Andrew Cuomo since he’s supposedly absent. Noam Chomsky would just be tooooooo direct. George Clooney is making Oceans 58, so he’s busy.

John Kettlewell on September 1, 2012 at 1:35 AM

oh oh forgot…Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert possible.

John Kettlewell on September 1, 2012 at 1:37 AM

SOURCES: Team Obama feeling need to match Romney “mystery guest” gambit. Who will it be?

I’m feeling Bill Maher. That nasty piece of work reminds me so much of the Obama campaign every time he opens his mouth. And libs think he’s hilarious.

Overall, though I wouldn’t be stunned to see a negative bounce out of their convention. Their lineup consists of obscure mayors to check demographic boxes, retreads that will be speaking at their 5th or 6th straight convention, far left feminist types talking about how awesome abortion and free birth control are, and the most baldly opportunistic politician in the country’s history. If Romney’s not permanently ahead by mid-September, there is something terribly wrong with this country.

LukeinNE on September 1, 2012 at 2:24 AM

mystery guest: a composite person who obama counseled thru cancer. (some anecdotes may be exagerated for effect)
bonus mystery guest: guy whose wife was killed with cancer by romney

t8stlikchkn on September 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM

“We’re building it on the causes and the themes that have animated Barack Obama’s life and that he’s been working for throughout his life and throughout his presidency

This is absolutely 100% correct, and I applaud them for admitting it. Kamala Harris, Barbara Lee, Tammy Baldwin–are these people not avowed socialists if not closet communists? Barky will be in his element for sure.

NOMOBO on September 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

News Flash;
A high ranking Democrat Campaign official has leaked to Cold Air News Blower that Democrat Mystery Guest will be Hillary Clinton and husband Bill Clinton dancing together on stage with sandy beach prop and in their bathing suits. If Obama’s poll numbers are down they will don evening clothes to attract even more viewers

Herb on September 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Obama says the Demonrat Convention will be much better that the “artificial” GOP Convention. How does he know? He won’t see his script until he goes on stage. Thats the only way he can keep from confusing his lies.

volsense on September 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

3:45. Occupy charlotte choom gang party
5:15. Eric holder – talks on our countries successful exporting numbers,
With Mexico our largest “buyer”

audiotom on September 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

“We’re building it on the causes and the themes that have animated Barack Obama’s life and that he’s been working for throughout his life and throughout his presidency, and we’re going to amplify those is this convention.”

Wait a sec !
They’re playin “2016″ ???

pambi on September 1, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Herb on September 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I know you’re joking, but for others that are speculating it to be Hillary, Condi said it was traditional for NO sitting SoS to be at their party’s convention.

Hmm.. well, I guess that might not stop them, but she will be overseas, afterall.

pambi on September 1, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Mystery Guest: They’ll shovel up Ted Kennedy and put him in a chair with his pants around his ankles and a bottle of Chivas Regal in his hand for authenticity.

tpitman on September 1, 2012 at 6:35 PM

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