Dem convention, night three: Savior of mankind to explain where it all went wrong

posted at 6:41 pm on September 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

Here’s the schedule. Tonight’s show began at 4:30 p.m. ET, but things don’t really start rolling until “Barack’s Angels” formally bestow Hollywood’s benediction sometime between 7:30 and 8. Then comes Caroline Kennedy to remind America that what you think is the sun is really just Teddy’s angelic smile, shining down from heaven upon The One’s good works; then Eva Longoria and careerist loser Charlie Crist; and then John Kerry, who once lost a presidential election in part due to flip-flopping, who’s going to try to get away with a line like this.

After that comes our garrulous moron of a VP to explain how Romney’s gon’ put y’all back in chains (Democrats have pushed him out of primetime in favor of Dick Durbin) and then, at long last, the man of the hour. If you’re wondering how far the goalposts have moved, Joel Pollak summarizes Clinton’s message last night elegantly:

“Yes We Can” became “No One Could Have” – Americans should not, Clinton urged, be disappointed in President Obama for failing to achieve the great things he promised in his soaring speeches–or even the bare minimum that we had expected. It was never actually possible, given the state the country had been in. “No president–not me or any of my predecessors could have repaired all the damage in just four years,” Clinton said.

That excuse is not only an acknowledgement of failure, but an admission of fraud. If he had not promised to do more, and to be more, than any other politician, Barack Obama would not only have lost the election in 2008–he would also have lost the primary to his rival, Hillary Clinton. At the time, Bill called Obama’s rhetoric what it was: a “fairy tale.” Today, Clinton is a willing accomplice to Obama’s bait-and-switch confidence game.

Quite so. I like Timothy Carney’s formulation too:

Read Philip Klein to refresh your memory of what that 20x entailed. The golfer-in-chief is going to ask for a mulligan tonight because, as it turns out, slowing the rise of the oceans wasn’t something his superpowers were able to handle. (Almost no one at the convention is talking about the oceans these days.) Even the Onion can’t resist marking the occasion by goofing on his ridiculous overpromising. Quote:

With the 2012 Democratic National Convention now under way in Charlotte, Beltway observers are reporting that the mood inside the Time Warner Cable Arena remains spirited and optimistic, despite a noticeable lack of the delusional, completely-out-of-touch-with-reality magic that characterized the event four years ago…

“Obviously, people are never going to be seized by the exact same patently bullshit sense of destiny they were last time around, but I would like to see this convention have at least a little more of the totally deceptive electricity we saw in Denver,” convention attendee David Lowell said. “I think maybe in the next day or two people will really start to build up to moronically thinking real change is finally on its way.”

Political analysts have said that if Obama wants to regain momentum, he must use the 2012 convention to reproduce the spirit of unexamined and wholly unearned confidence that propelled millions of deluded young people to the polls in 2008, and must persuade those who voted for him four years ago that their sad, childlike trust was not misplaced.

Here’s your thread to track this year’s ridiculous overpromising, which apparently will include a section on entitlement reform. If that sounds familiar, it should. While we wait, via BuzzFeed, here’s a video trip down memory lane for the only man in America who likes Obama more today than he did four years ago. I’ll leave you with this from ABC, a strong candidate for headline of the year after 42 months of 8+ percent unemployment:


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Chris Wallace is reporting that King Obama’s speech tonight is really similar to his last acceptance speech.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Was thinking the RNC ought to be out fast with one of those “contrast and compare” ads, matching up tonight’s with the exact same promises, phrasing, and delivery from his previous speeches.

Seven Percent could devise a drinking game… *clink*

de rigueur on September 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Can someone post the text of the Glorious ones’ speech tonight.

We must behold his greatness.

Any bets on how many will faint in the crowd tonight?

Will Matthews be able to appear on camera after the speech?

If he comes out of the convention with a 5-10 point lead then Romney WE’RE is in deep doo-doo.

PappyD61 on September 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Anybody counting how many times he says Me, I ?

stormridercx4 on September 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Is “Honey Boo Boo” on tonight?

Chuck Schick on September 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Well I could say something but I better not…

sandee on September 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Chris Wallace is reporting that King Obama’s speech tonight is really similar to his last acceptance speech.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Mara was stunned and Hume was incredulous. Funny to watch.

“Is THAT it? Really?”

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Chris Wallace is reporting that King Obama’s speech tonight is really similar to his last acceptance speech.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

An Obama speech that is similar to previous Obama speeches?! Unprecedented!!!

Kataklysmic on September 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Ok, I’m off to watch David Brooks and Mark Shields fight over Caroline Kennedy’s attentions. Have fun with the shoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Limerick on September 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

What are the drinking rules for tonight?

aunursa on September 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Drink heavy,very,very heavy.

docflash on September 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

2012 Obama is running against 2008 Obama.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Chris Wallace is reporting that King Obama’s speech tonight is really similar to his last acceptance speech.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

:o)

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

President Oblahblah warming up in on the practice range for tonites thrilling conclusion in Charlotte. He plans to ask for a mulligan. Ah, sorry sir, but we play a cash game here. No do overs, and if you want two strokes a side, you’ll have to see Bubba’s intern for that.

DrW on September 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

If I were in Roger Hedgecock’s position I’d file a nasty lawsuit against the Convention Committee and the DNC, and encourage every other attendee to join the suit. I routinely pay huge sums of money for my booth and its access to tradeshow attendees, and if the organizers then blocked my access to those attendees, that is a breech of contract, big time. Treble damages.

Harbingeing on September 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Then comes Caroline Kennedy to remind America that what you think is the sun is really just Teddy’s angelic smile, shining down from heaven upon The One’s good works.

God is the Devil if Ted Kennedy is in heaven.

Sorry, but Murderer (Mary Jo) and the supporter of the holocaust of tens of millions aborted while he screamed at the likes of Robert Bork?

The voices of those that couldn’t speak on this earth cry out in heaven against this wretched piece of evil.

PappyD61 on September 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Last night with Clinton brought in more viewers than Ryan did at the RNC.

gumbyandpokey on September 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Watching Clinton in front of a blue background with white stuff on it ,
is so much more fun than football ;-)

burrata on September 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Obama to argue ‘change takes time’. That makes the hair on my neck stand on end!

Rndguy on September 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Beau Biden just nominated his Father for VP. The Delgates then voted for Joe Biden by Acclamation.

So Joe Biden is now officially nominated to be Barack’s running mate.

Too late to turn back now.

wren on September 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

ABC just said that the speech is to push status quo and not change

Loser speech from a failed President

Conservative4ev on September 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Man has some ego – I’ll give him that.

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Maybe I missed the discussion on this, but is there any kind of “mystery” celebrity speaker tonight? Ayers? Wright? Clooney?

pianomomma on September 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Beau Biden just nominated his Father for VP. The Delgates then voted for Joe Biden by Acclamation.

So Joe Biden is now officially nominated to be Barack’s running mate.

Too late to turn back now.

wren on September 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Doe that mean that Joe Biden is more popular there than God?

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Change takes time, preferably in five year increments, as demonstrated by Papa Joe Stalin.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

So where are the all 50,000 people who came all the way from parts unknown by bus to watch Obama in the “panther stadium” and then found out once they go to NC that they moved it and they no longer have a seat.

tjexcite on September 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Chris Wallace is reporting that King Obama’s speech tonight is really similar to his last acceptance speech.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Barry: This was the moment when the rise of the puddle began to slow, and my herpes sore began to heal.

bayview on September 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

So where are the all 50,000 people who came all the way from parts unknown by bus to watch Obama in the “panther stadium” and then found out once they go to NC that they moved it and they no longer have a seat.

tjexcite on September 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Well, back to the correction facility….

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Maybe I missed the discussion on this, but is there any kind of “mystery” celebrity speaker tonight? Ayers? Wright? Clooney?

pianomomma on September 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Scarlett Johansson
Kerry Washington
Natalie Portman

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Maybe I missed the discussion on this, but is there any kind of “mystery” celebrity speaker tonight? Ayers? Wright? Clooney?

pianomomma on September 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM

King Obama’s Angels aka Hollywood bimbo’s.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Breaking News from CNN
Dateline: September 4th 6, 2012

Obama’s back! After an awesome speech all political pundits now see the campaign as all but over. Trailing slighty going into the convention, Obama gave a speech of a lifetime. Many analysts say that this speech will go down in history as one of the best convention speeches of all time if not one of the top speeches in recent political history.

Polls taken shortly after Obama’s speech show Obama getting a double digit bounce and now leads Romney 58-42. Bill Clinton who also delivered a masterful message for re-electing Barack Obama said he now has to hand over the title of the Comeback Kid to Obama.
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Correction: this article wasn’t supposed to be released until Friday, September 7th.

HumpBot Salvation on September 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Correction: oops still to early

HumpBot Salvation on September 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Doe that mean that Joe Biden is more popular there than God?

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Evidently yes.

Sigh! Let’s hope the people in that arena are not really representative of the American people!

wren on September 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM

So where are the all 50,000 people who came all the way from parts unknown by bus to watch Obama in the “panther stadium” and then found out once they go to NC that they moved it and they no longer have a seat.

tjexcite on September 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

All because of 0% chance of rain.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Is “Honey Boo Boo” on tonight?

Chuck Schick on September 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Mack Sennett film festival on TCM tonight.

RickB on September 6, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Storm Soaks Charlotte Hours Before Speech

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A thunderstorm popped up over the site of the Democratic National Convention about seven hours before President Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech.

Can’t say the Weather Channel online isn’t doing their share to fluff for Barry.

Trust me: Bambi’s handlers are watching the weather like a NASCAR crew chief whose driver is leading the race just past the half-way point.

No doubt they have Fauxcahontas out there doing a rain dance in an effort to save face for JugEars.

pain train on September 6, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Is “Honey Boo Boo” on tonight?

Chuck Schick on September 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Yeah, think Biden is on at 9:30.

HumpBot Salvation on September 6, 2012 at 7:25 PM

So where are the all 50,000 people who came all the way from parts unknown by bus to watch Obama in the “panther stadium” and then found out once they go to NC that they moved it and they no longer have a seat.

tjexcite on September 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I’m sure that they are happy just to be in the same town as The One.

pianomomma on September 6, 2012 at 7:25 PM

What Bill Clinton Really Said
http://www.colony14.net/id658.html

Colony14 on September 6, 2012 at 7:26 PM

“President Honey Boo Boo”

/guffaw

Jeddite on September 6, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Let’s just get this left-wing love fest over with shall we? I’ll be glad when the damn thing disappears from TV screen. It’s like watching ’2 girls and 1 cup’ only worse, and I’ve never actually seen that.

Corporal Tunnel on September 6, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Will Obowma come out and admit that he got everything he wanted passed in his first two years when the Democrats had control of the government…

… and that $4/gal gas, skyrocketing energy prices, high unemployment, Trillions in debt, weakened military, stifling regulations on business,and amnesty for illegal aliens is the new norm and he is happy to have been so successful?

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

All because of 0% chance of rain.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Did you see on Twitchy that the DNC threatened loss of DNC badges if delegates tweeted pictures of the blue skies in Charlotte this afternoon.

LOL!

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Late in catching up with the remainder of my Sunday newspaper, I caught this point in a squib re Jawn Carry, who has been diligently campaigning to be appointed SoS should Obysmal win: The odds are that Susan Rice, she who pushed to Libyan adventure, will have that role. Either way, it is important to assure that Obysmal is never anywhere near the reins of power in the US again.

Think of this with alarm. If Kerry were appointed SoS, would the MA governor appoint Liz “Cowabunga” Warren to fill in the remainder of the term should she lose to Brown?

onlineanalyst on September 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Did you see on Twitchy that the DNC threatened loss of DNC badges if delegates tweeted pictures of the blue skies in Charlotte this afternoon.

LOL!

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Someone did say it rained about 7 hours ago…

sandee on September 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Kataklysmic on September 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

You left out “Bush’s Fault”, “I-I-I”, “me-me-me,” and “I killed Bin-Ladin”!

Benedict Nelson on September 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Judging from the delegate’s responses yesterday, don’t look for the words God or Jew mentioned too many times in tonight’s speech.

repvoter on September 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM

LOL AP. Turning 40 has really pumped up the snark in that post. Good work old man!

d1carter on September 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM

About that jobs report tommorrow. So far, they excerpts I’ve heard regarding his speech is that he needs more time, that road will be hard. Clinton saying that “no President” could have fixed the economy in four years.

Unless he is playing it very cool for a nice surprise tomorrow, makes me think that it’s not going to be a great report.

WisRich on September 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Let’s just get this left-wing love fest over with shall we? I’ll be glad when the damn thing disappears from TV screen.

Corporal Tunnel

Here, here. I’m much more interested in the upcoming debates, which I think will be much more revealing and influential. Tonight is utterly predictable. Media fawning and bloviating over O’s oratorical prowess.

pianomomma on September 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I missed Honey Wasserman Boo Boo. She was speaking earlier today.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The poor folks on the Gulf Coast don’t believe the oceans have receded…

d1carter on September 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

7:35pm and still all clear in Charlotte. 74,000 dry, empty seats mocking Teh Won.

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/28212:4?interactiveMapLayer=radar&baseMap=r&zoom=8

Harbingeing on September 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Is “Honey Boo Boo” on tonight?

Chuck Schick on September 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

No sorry, that was last night, and call me a fool but I found it far more entertaining and credible than anything Billyboy had to say.

BettyRuth on September 6, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Kataklysmic on September 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

You forgot “folks.”

onlineanalyst on September 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Natalie Portman

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Wasn’t she on Romney’s short list for veep? Gee, hell hath no fury, and all that.
/

Benedict Nelson on September 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM

7:35pm and still all clear in Charlotte. 74,000 dry, empty seats mocking Teh Won.

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/28212:4?interactiveMapLayer=radar&baseMap=r&zoom=8

Harbingeing on September 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Look, can you blame Obama for not wanting to take a chance of being struck by lightening….. Especially after the three nay votes for putting God back in the Dems platform yesterday?

sandee on September 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM

All because of 0% chance of rain.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Did you see on Twitchy that the DNC threatened loss of DNC badges if delegates tweeted pictures of the blue skies in Charlotte this afternoon.

LOL!

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Oh, I’m sure. Just like Pravda.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM

What’s the difference between Obama and one of his fellow Godless commies who ruled the Soviet Union?

Because of the election cyles, Obama cannot issue utterly mythological five-year plans and has to go with “incomplete” four-year plans where all is supposed to come true in that fifth year.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Oh wonderful, the drooling moron Clyburn. One would have hoped that the democratic party would offer their very best at a convention.

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Oh wonderful, the drooling moron Clyburn. One would have hoped that the democratic party would offer their very best at a convention.

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM

They think he is..

sandee on September 6, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Maybe I missed the discussion on this, but is there any kind of “mystery” celebrity speaker tonight? Ayers? Wright? Clooney?

pianomomma on September 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Scarlett Johansson
Kerry Washington
Natalie Portman

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Last seen with Bill Clinton, the three ladies are still listed as missing…

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2012 at 7:43 PM

They don’t need an 80-year-old actor doing a comedy routine. They’ve got Joe Biden.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Will Obowma come out and admit that he got everything he wanted passed in his first two years when the Democrats had control of the government…

… and that $4/gal gas, skyrocketing energy prices, high unemployment, Trillions in debt, weakened military, stifling regulations on business,and amnesty for illegal aliens is the new norm and he is happy to have been so successful?

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

“Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
I would guess he feels the same way about gas.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM

So who all have seen this:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/steelworker-featured-at-dnc-didnt-work-for-bain/

burrata on September 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Wait. Did ABC just commit a random act of journalism?

AZfederalist on September 6, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I was going to watch Baraka tonight, but I hate when you get paired with a guy who tells you he’s scratch, proceeds to shank it into the woods, and then asks for a mulligan.

CycloneCDB on September 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM

One of the best description of Obama I have ever read.

(tips hat)

legendtwo on September 6, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Maybe I missed the discussion on this, but is there any kind of “mystery” celebrity speaker tonight? Ayers? Wright? Clooney?

pianomomma on September 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Their “surprise” was having Gabby Giffords lead the recitation of the pledge of allegiance. No mention of what to do with that awkward pause when the Godless party gets to the “one nation under God” part of the pledge. Maybe that is the real surprise since we learned this week that Democrats do not believe in any sort of a higher being.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Here is the schedule for the 8:00 EST hour:

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

Remarks
Caroline Kennedy
Author and Attorney
The Honorable Xavier Becerra
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives,
California
The Honorable Jennifer Granholm
Former Governor of Michigan
Eva Longoria
Actress
The Honorable Brian Schweitzer
Governor of Montana
The Honorable Charlie Crist, Jr.
Former Governor of Florida
Remarks
The Honorable John Kerry
Member of the US Senate, Massachusetts

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/09/06/thursdays-democratic-convention-schedule/

wren on September 6, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Trumka always reminds one of the Old Time Bolsheviks. No frills, just plain old agitation.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

There are people out there trying to take away the right to vote?

Good lord. And I just checked in.

lansing quaker on September 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

The question is, are Americans dumb enough to buy this lofty rhetoric again?

Mark1971 on September 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Scarlett Johansson will bend over a lot and Obama will make fun of rich guys.

Going for the young guys with no money who resent their bosses voting bloc.

profitsbeard on September 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

BTW, you have to admit that the Bubster gives a great speech, so much so that it of course will overwhelm the effort given by the President. Nevertheless, I don’t like being reminded how Filled With Hate we are towards Obama.

That was unfair. It’s as if we all wake up in the morning and the first thought that pops into our heads is, “Oh, by the way, there’s a Kenyan Usurper in the White House….and he’s black!

We should send busts of Winston Churchill to the White House to protest this calumny.

In all seriousness however, it’s a reminder of how a clever politician can stroke his base voters’ worst prejudices. Bill Clinton knows better, but, he knows that his Base really believes what Michael Moore and Aaron Sorkin believe.

And that’s what keeps the money flowing in.

victor82 on September 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The question is, are Americans dumb enough to buy this lofty rhetoric again?

Mark1971 on September 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I pray not..

sandee on September 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Scarlett Johansson is there, speaking for poor young women who are barely scraping by. Bush’s fault.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Trumka always reminds one of the Old Time Bolsheviks. No frills, just plain old agitation.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

You’re actually watching this crap????

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Is “Young Hollywood” an official group now?

wren on September 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Scarlett Johansson is there, speaking for poor young women who are barely scraping by. Bush’s fault.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Isn’t she the one that e-mails Obama constantly? I swear I read an article where they talk at least once a day.

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I would rather watch NCIS reruns. Oh wait…I am.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM

You’re actually watching this crap????

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

We need someone too or we won’t know what’s going on.

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Watch for Biden, trying to out-tough-guy Clint Eastwood, flub his big speech line tonight:

“They gon’ put y’all back in chairs!”

de rigueur on September 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

The question is, are Americans dumb enough to buy this lofty rhetoric again?

Mark1971 on September 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Yes, yes they are.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Scarlett sounds like she’s smoking about three packs a day. I guess it’s what she and the President have in common.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Transcript of Obama’s 2008 Acceptance Speech

How many rehashes can we catch live?

JohnGalt23 on September 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Sheesh…listening to Johansen its like warping back in time and she’s arguing to gain the right to vote! She DOES know that the White House and Capital Hill pay women less on the Democratic side of the house, doesn’t she?

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

So will Queen Amidala be introducing Jar Jar Binks tonight or………..will JJ be with her to introduce Emperor Palpatine to the Senate?

Oh wait, is that not what’s happening tonight, my bad, sorry.

PappyD61 on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

“They gon’ put y’all back in chairs!”

Now that there is funny!

sandee on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

OT

Michael Medved just aired this exchange between Stephen Colbert and Rep. Yvette Clarke, the Democrat Congresswoman from Brooklyn on his show on Tuesday.

Colbert was quizzing Clarke on the history of her borough.

“Some have called Brooklyn’s decision to become part of New York City ‘The Great Mistake of 1898,’ ” Colbert said. “If you could get in a time machine and go back to 1898, what would you say to those Brooklynites?”

“I would say to them, ‘Set me free,’ ” Clarke said.

Pressed by Colbert what she would be free from, the black congresswoman responded, “Slavery.”

“Slavery. Really? I didn’t realize there was slavery in Brooklyn in 1898,” Colbert responded, seemingly looking to give the lawmaker a chance to catch her error.

“I’m pretty sure there was,” Clarke responded.

“It sounds like a horrible part of the United States that kept slavery going until 1898,” the late-night comedian then quipped.

Colbert pressed on, asking, “Who would be enslaving you in 1898 in New York?”

At that point, Clarke responded, “The Dutch.”

You have to be really stupid to be a Democrat or vote for one

bayview on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

………..if he’s selling the status quo then that means the jobs numbers tomorrow will be good.

Look boys and girls my plan is working.

PappyD61 on September 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

………..if he’s selling the status quo then that means the jobs numbers tomorrow will be good.

Look boys and girls my plan is working.

PappyD61 on September 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

We know the fix is in on that…

sandee on September 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM

bayview on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Asking history questions is racist.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Wait. Did ABC just commit a random act of journalism?

AZfederalist on September 6, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I’m sure they will be Bookered by the WH thugs,
by end of business today,

burrata on September 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM

So who all have seen this:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/steelworker-featured-at-dnc-didnt-work-for-bain/

burrata on September 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Wait. Did ABC just commit a random act of journalism?

AZfederalist on September 6, 2012 at 7:46 PM

ABC News:
The previous story has been retracted.
We apologize for the error.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM

You have to be really stupid to be a Democrat or vote for one

bayview on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

The Dutch! The Dutch!

LMAO!!!!!!!!

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The question is, are Americans dumb enough to buy this lofty rhetoric again?

Mark1971 on September 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Indeed. Enough were dumb enough to do it in 2008.

The liberally dominated educational system has been busy for the last five or so decades, indoctrinated our students. We are reaping the crops from what they have sewn.

I am trying to hold on to hope that there are enough people who can vote in America that now have seen this man’s dismal record and are not simply voting based on his supposed oratory skill or the “thrill” of the historic moment.

legendtwo on September 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Wait…did they really just say DWS is going to lead the Pledge of Allegiance??? Are they serious???

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 7:57 PM

We need someone too or we won’t know what’s going on.

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Good point!

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:58 PM

You’re actually watching this crap????

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

One does not have to watch in order to know what they are saying. Unlike many things, this one is TOTALLY predictable. Reading comments here are as close as this observor gets.I

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Not quite “wheeling out Teddie Kennedy”, but a close second…

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm?

How do people like this continue to have a career after what has happened in Michigan.

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/06/03/jennifer-granholm-tries-to-rewrite-history/

WelfareWonderland on September 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Has John Kerry reported for duty yet?

changer1701 on September 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Wait… Senator Obama spent his life “fighting for jobs”? What the…? Since when???

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

The Dutch! The Dutch!

LMAO!!!!!!!!

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I knew I remembered that from somewhere. National Lampoon, April 1973, “The Dutch: Threat or Menace?”

[Content Warning: Slightly risqué photo at the top of the liked page.]

de rigueur on September 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Caroline certainly knows what it’s like to struggle through hard times…like when the nanny is late.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

‘And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.

Job numbers aren’t good IMO.

Oh and yes lets go back to FDR type leadership. Yeah THAT will work!

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gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

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