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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Ummm… yeah, Obama’s like totally old news. The neat guy from Wisconsin said so. This means that Paul Ryan gave the best speech of the convention cycle… Discuss.

Illinidiva on September 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM

OBAMA SHOULD have PLEADED the 5th tonight!!

Varchild on September 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Not a great speech, but then, he didn’t have to deliver a great speech. He only had to deliver a good one, and this speech was very good. And the President even mentioned our troops in Afghanistan.

Short of a disasterous jobs report, the Obama campaign has enough momentum to take it to victory in November. The debates now represent Romney’s final chance to beat Obama.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

here’s Miss Marion Robinson up there…hugging on Joe Biden. She’s telling friends here in Illinois that the Obamas are moving to Hawaii after the White House.

Music suddenly cuts off. Creepy eye of Obama takes over the screen. Craig Robinson gives Obama a hub and he pats Craig on the butt. Sure it’s just a jock thing.

The older daughter is getting really pretty. She’s very tall and is smiling. I have never learned their names.

There’s a Vietnamese man on the stage too now…I think he played Offier Ioke on 21 Jump Street.

Confetti falls…no balloons…Biden’s daughter, the one who was doing coke and got caught in 2008 is there.

People are cheering but they are not going nuts. They aren’t in cult mode with the crying and the rolling around on the floor.

Michelle’s dress was cloth but the pattern made it look like it was crumpled garbage bags.

Obama’s going into the crowd, hugging on random guys.

Cheering stops. Okay, they are showing a redhead woman crying uncontrollably. She looks like a grown up Little Orphan Annie at Daddy Warbucks’ funeral.

Black people dressed up as Queen Latifah from the 90s with leopard print African Queen hats.

Cardinal Dolan gives the closing blessing….

That’s it for me, folks.

Tomorrow I will have a Top Ten recap of the night and also a side by side comparison of the two conventions.

Read more http://hillbuzz.org/live-blog-transcript-day-three-of-democrats-convention-in-charlotte-september-6-2012-2012#more-44198

From the end of Hillbuzz’s live blog.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Alright, no more C-Span. Flipping over to ABC. I wonder what Kimmel will say.

22044 on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

There is more excitement for the new Iphone (released on 9/12) than there is for Obama.

“That’s just because the new iPhone is white.” –Chris Matthews

Fabozz on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 AM

He was trying to play down himself…

HaHaHaHaHa!

freedomplow on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 AM

And the President even mentioned our troops in Afghanistan.

But he didn’t mention high gas prices nor that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 AM

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Bless your little heart.

mattshu on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Barry’s rant – already forgotten. In fact, it’s just like all of his “big” speeches. Is there one memorable line from any of his speeches? I don’t think so. His abilities as an orator and a communicator are way overrated.

He wants the country to give him a “pass” for this entire first term.

TarheelBen on September 7, 2012 at 12:04 AM

My liberal friends have said NOTHING on the speech on Facebook :)

thebrokenrattle on September 6, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I’ve only seen ONE on my feed. Heh.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2012 at 12:04 AM

No worries, the ECB is going to perpetually buy bad from Spain…

MGardner on September 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM

That’s a con, they are relying on a split form QE3…they have to prop it this way on their own Austria and germany are gonna quit…

it *has* to happen or Oct 12 will look like Sep 08….

Der Strudel is calling a referendum….

it is sporty over there that was where todays pop was coming from inititally was the spanish and German money fleeing here until they announce EU2 QE……

China, the EU, and Ben gave the game away two weeks back.

Like I said I think at best he gamed 8.1 and honestly 8.3 or.4% won’t shock me

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Wait – Natalie Portman backed out?

Priscilla on September 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Portman is Out? Portman is Out?

(channeling CNN’s Roland Martin…)

I’d like to find out what changed her mind.

22044 on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM

So from those who actually watched, do you think Obama could get a negative bounce from the convention?

Mark1971 on September 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I think so. Obama’s speech was supposed to rescue the train wreck this Convention was…and it fell TOTALLY flat. Even the rabid liberal media can’t find anything to cheer about in it. So, when you combine this speech…with the Abortionpalooza that was put on in the first two days…with the God/Jerusalem fiasco and floor show hit where at LEAST half the crowd was shouting “NO!” to reinstate the language…to just how hard LEFT the rest of the speakers went… It wouldn’t surprise me at all if there is a negative “bounce” or maybe “flop” would be a better term from the indies fleeing into the Romney column. :D

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM

President Barack Obama, transformed from inspiring hope-and-change candidate into struggling stay-the-course incumbent, promised Americans wary of giving him another term that “our problems can be solved” if only voters will grant him four more years.

Azzhole in Chief said “4 years ago the election was not for me but for you”.

Fluke yourself, you impertinent lying oaf!

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Eastwood, you magnificant bastard, you called it a week early

Tater Salad on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Fabozz on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 AM

The new iPhone is racist!

22044 on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM

He promised unicorns… Give me unicorns!

freedomplow on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Natalie Portman backed out because she was born in Jerusalem and Obama wanted to wipe her bith city off of the planet.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I’d like to find out what changed her mind.

22044 on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I understand she was born in Jerusalem . . .

TarheelBen on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Not a great speech, but then, he didn’t have to deliver a great speech. He only had to deliver a good one, and this speech was very good. And the President even mentioned our troops in Afghanistan.

Short of a disasterous jobs report, the Obama campaign has enough momentum to take it to victory in November. The debates now represent Romney’s final chance to beat Obama.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Obama: I killed Bin laden and I will get our men out of Afghanistan, and what are YOUR qualifications Mr. Romney?

Romney: I respect the troops and the Constitution enough to ask Congress’ permission before I send US troops into a nation like say Libya Mr. President.

Yeah see you at the debates scooter

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

But he didn’t mention high gas prices nor that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Gas prices are irrrelevant. Republicans have been relying on high gas prices to hurt the President since last Spring, and gas prices were low all Summer.

Nor, quite honestly, do people care about Jerusalem.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Eastwood, you magnificant bastard, you called it a week early

Tater Salad on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Empty chair…empty speech…empty man.

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Mine either. It’s bizarre. Last night I saw a ton of things about Clinton’s…NOTHING tonight.

changer1701 on September 6, 2012 at 11:54 PM

That says something, doesn’t it? Make note of that and get them all mad :)

thebrokenrattle on September 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Watching Greta, it sounds like Joe Klein is trying to make up for his fluff report yesterday..

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM

By morning all the media will say… It wasn’t his best speech ever, but it was awesome.

Wonder twin journoList powers… Activate!

freedomplow on September 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Nor, quite honestly, do people care about Jerusalem.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

If you really believe that most American’s don’t care about our strongest ally in the Middle East…wow…something really IS wrong with you.

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Gas prices are irrrelevant. Republicans have been relying on high gas prices to hurt the President since last Spring, and gas prices were low all Summer.

Nor, quite honestly, do people care about Jerusalem.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Sorry dude, gas prices have been high all summer and continue to be high.

See the link below.

http://www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/

And Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc. Jews care about Israel.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM

and gas prices were low all Summer.

Nor, quite honestly, do people care about Jerusalem.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

$3+ is low? You have got to be kidding me.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Indeed. Clint Eastwood was 100% correct about Obama.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Nor, quite honestly, do people care about Jerusalem.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

However, you don’t qualify as “people”

kenny on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Why is it we get 4 minutes of the A team on Fox News & a full hour of Greta & her liberal print buddies?

At least we had Karl.

mattshu on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Romney: I respect the troops and the Constitution enough to ask Congress’ permission before I send US troops into a nation like say Libya Mr. President.

Yeah see you at the debates scooter

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

U.S. troops in Libya is an issue? Since when?
Romney respects the troops so much he completely ignored them in his acceptance speech.

Yeah, see you there, hoss.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Wow, these CNN focus groups really hated the speech.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Short of a disasterous jobs report, the Obama campaign has enough momentum to take it to victory in November. The debates now represent Romney’s final chance to beat Obama.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Do you really thing that the American Dream is dead?
I know you rally for a dead dream..

But I believe…
America will come around….again…

Electrongod on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Lady #1: It’s a long speech. A big, fluffy speech.

Lady #2: Looking, nodding

Lady #3: Where’s the beef?

SouthernGent on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Nor, quite honestly, do people care about Jerusalem.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

They do in Florida, sugar. :-)

Punchenko on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

This will be forgotten by Sunday.
Next phase: Debates
Thank you Dems for hanging on to Biden.

diogenes on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Andy Roddick gave a better speech than Obama.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I get a kick out of libs relying on a summer jobs report ahaha

Conservative4ev on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

$3+ is low? You have got to be kidding me.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM

No, I’m not kidding. $3 per gallon is low. This is 2012, not 1971.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Not a great speech, but then, he didn’t have to deliver a great speech.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

The bigotry of low expectations. He needed a home run. After the first two days of this convention and the “rain-out” cancellation of his 75,000 empty-seat stadium venue, he was the only one who could have taken up the slack. And didn’t.

Short of a disasterous jobs report, the Obama campaign has enough momentum to take it to victory in November. The debates now represent Romney’s final chance to beat Obama.

Statistically in the polls, Obama has been dead in the water– below water, actually– since May. He isn’t moving more than a couple points either way, and still below winning a majority. $100 million spent on negative ads to negate Romney during the summer accomplished nothing. And now the Romney ad blitz begins. The debates are shaping up to be the icing on Romney’s cake.

Obama blew it.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Short of a disasterous jobs report, the Obama campaign has enough momentum to take it to victory in November. The debates now represent Romney’s final chance to beat Obama.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Judging by recent polls that would be downwards momentum.

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM

$3+ is low? You have got to be kidding me.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Hey! I’m paying $4.07 a gallon.

Yes, libs, it makes a difference on my budget when the price of gas is this high..

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Maybe the guy just wants to lose, consciously or subconsciously. He’s tired, out of ideas, the magic is gone. The GOP is stronger now and he can’t just smile and give a speech and have everything fall into place. Maybe he just wants to go home and get another easy “job” like all the others he had before this.

Mark1971 on September 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Damn straight, I’m so sick of the scapegoating of welfare recipients. These people aren’t the enemy.

Typhonsentra on September 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Yes, It’s all those people filling their accounts with their hard earnedmoney that are killing the budget, right?

CycloneCDB on September 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Texans and Kansans care about Israel and Jerusalem.
That’s a clown statement, dude.

connertown on September 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Portman is Out? Portman is Out?

(channeling CNN’s Roland Martin…)

I’d like to find out what changed her mind.

22044 on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I did not watch but she did back out. Here is the scoop.

The Democratic platform’s initial omission of references to God and Jerusalem caused quite a kerfuffle. But today we learned of another controversial omission of Judeo-Israeli interest: Natalie Portman will apparently not be addressing the Democratic convention.

JPeterman on September 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM

No, I’m not kidding. $3 per gallon is low. This is 2012, not 1971.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

$3? Where. Most of the country has $4+ gas.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Savior of mankind to explain where it all went wrong

It all .. went wrong .. when the truth came out .. that Barry .. eats dog.

minnesoter on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

That’s a con, they are relying on a split form QE3…they have to prop it this way on their own Austria and germany are gonna quit…

it *has* to happen or Oct 12 will look like Sep 08….

Der Strudel is calling a referendum….

it is sporty over there that was where todays pop was coming from inititally was the spanish and German money fleeing here until they announce EU2 QE……

China, the EU, and Ben gave the game away two weeks back.

Like I said I think at best he gamed 8.1 and honestly 8.3 or.4% won’t shock me

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I was kidding, of course its a con…

Central bankers creating another bubble, that is all…

I would say 8.3 tomorrow, but I dont think it matters all that much, unless it comes 8.5 or less than 8, it won’t be a big election mover…

The debates will matter more than an unchanged unemployment report…

Now, if Helicopter Ben doesn’t do QE3 at the next FOMC, that would be a huge blow to the markets and maybe in turn the election…

MGardner on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Not a great speech, but then, he didn’t have to deliver a great speech.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Yep he has the last four years to stand tall on. /////

Cindy Munford on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Krauthammer said he was going to lose indies from this speech

Conservative4ev on September 6, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Then the election is over. We need to start thinking about how to counter the inevitable November race riots, maintain order, and defuse his lame-duck EO’s and other orders he may issue as C-I-C lame duck.

And think about defusing his “october surprise” of admission of lending B-2′s and our bunker-busters to the super-successful Isreali attack on Iran.

He likes to leak secrets, ya’know.

He’ll probably fly a B-2 from Whiteman to Tehran, hisself.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

This will be forgotten by Sunday.
Next phase: Debates
Thank you Dems for hanging on to Biden.

diogenes on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Perfectly happy to have Biden debating Ryan. Paul had better not underestimate him.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

No, I’m not kidding. $3 per gallon is low. This is 2012, not 1971.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

You make $250,000 Plus?
Because the rest of us here on HA don’t..

Suck up to your Messiah….or just suck…

Because he has you in his sights…

Like a laser…

Electrongod on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

U.S. troops in Libya is an issue? Since when?
Romney respects the troops so much he completely ignored them in his acceptance speech.

Yeah, see you there, hoss.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Romney says he will kill Sequestration which will decimate the military and civilian jobs related to it…Obama has said no such thing except platitudes and the troops know he wants to kill $1 trillion in military funding. So…who do YOU think our troops believe in?

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

@RyanGOP

Coming Tomorrow – RT @steveholland1: Romney campaign:”We are releasing 15 new TV ads in 8 states Friday – CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, & VA”

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Whereas Admiral Obama has singlehandedly been leading the 3d ID in his off time.

kenny on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

No, I’m not kidding. $3 per gallon is low. This is 2012, not 1971.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Since he took over my income has fallen30% and my fuel bill has doubled. Math aren’t hard me like they is you.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Punk

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Empty chair was there.

freedomplow on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Coming Tomorrow – RT @steveholland1: Romney campaign:”We are releasing 15 new TV ads in 8 states Friday – CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, & VA”

The Romney Death Star is fully operational.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Yep he has the last four years to stand tall on. /////

Cindy Munford on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

That’s right. The American voters will decide whether his record makes him worthy of a second term. That’s how it’s supposed to be.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

And the Deathstar takes aim! :D

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM

@RyanGOP

Coming Tomorrow – RT @steveholland1: Romney campaign:”We are releasing 15 new TV ads in 8 states Friday – CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, & VA”

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

The war chest has officially been opened.

Here we go…

gophergirl on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Krauthammer said he was going to lose indies from this speech

Conservative4ev on September 6, 2012 at 11:58 PM

WSJ columnist Dan Henninger today described Obama’s speech-making generally (apparently Obama’s recycling his 2008 acceptance speech in recent Ohio stumps) as “whistling past the graveyard.” If not his, ours.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM

JPeterman on September 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Thanks.
Good on her if the report is true.

22044 on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Since he took over my income has fallen30% and my fuel bill has doubled. Math aren’t hard me like they is you.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Oh, stop whining.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

No, I’m not kidding. $3 per gallon is low. This is 2012, not 1971.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

All mockery aside, the fact that you have grown to accept high gas prices when they don’t have to be boggles the mind.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

They do in Florida, sugar. :-)

Punchenko on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

And New York City.

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

$3+ is low? You have got to be kidding me.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 AM

You guys are lucky because in and around Chicago gas prices have pretty much been $4+ all summer, some places closer to $5 than to $4.

stukinIL4now on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

here it comes

michaelpfalcone

BLITZ: Romney camp releasing 15 new TV ads in 8 states Friday – CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA

r keller on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I was kidding, of course its a con…

Central bankers creating another bubble, that is all…

I would say 8.3 tomorrow, but I dont think it matters all that much, unless it comes 8.5 or less than 8, it won’t be a big election mover…

The debates will matter more than an unchanged unemployment report…

Now, if Helicopter Ben doesn’t do QE3 at the next FOMC, that would be a huge blow to the markets and maybe in turn the election…

MGardner on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

It won’t be less then 8 that would be a flat out cooked book.

By the way Obama’s speech was I would say its either stays the same, drops to 8.2 or goes 8.4

Conservative4ev on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Oops, got that in reverse order. We Win UNLESS he personally flies a B-2 to assist the Isreali raid. Which they really will have trouble doing without a stealth “who, us” help or the Isrealis just nuking the bastards.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Romney respects the troops so much he completely ignored them in his acceptance speech.

Yeah, see you there, hoss.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Well all of them except the American Legion. Back atcha chump.

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM

All mockery aside, the fact that you have grown to accept high gas prices when they don’t have to be boggles the mind.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I’m old enough to remember gas at 35 cents a gallon. What universe are you living in?

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Empty chair was there.

freedomplow on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Someone way up thread mentioned that the convention hall wasn’t full. From the overhead shots I saw it looked pretty full. At least, I saw no empty chairs except the one speaking from the podium.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Watching Kimmel.
They just replayed a clip of the applause after Clinton’s speech.
The music was Don’t Stop, Clinton’s theme song.

Yep, the First Narcissist is still the First Narcissist.

22044 on September 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Oh, stop whining.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Quit blaming BOOOOOSHHHHH.

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM

U.S. troops in Libya is an issue? Since when?
Romney respects the troops so much he completely ignored them in his acceptance speech.

Yeah, see you there, hoss.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

You want to remind folks how much love and respect you guys had for the troops let me know when you patented the machine to block out your beahvior from 2001-2009…..

you get it?

Romney can’t speak about it because of the game you hypocrits play. Every death was George Bush’s fault….well newsflash Barack has gotten more people killed in ‘ghani on our side than Bush did in 7 years in not even 4 to less gain.

so you spike Bin ladens head again team DNC and bring it….

http://icasualties.org/oef/

You donks have given Obama more passes compared to your treatment of Bush than Miss America gets in a B movie Female Prison scene….

so yeah you run with that meme because a lot of us hate you and him and will crawl through hell in a gasoline suit to bury his election chances.

You hear how quiet and forced it got in your little high school gym speech area there when he thanked the troops? It was almost as quiet as the voices shouting for the inclusion of the word God in your plank.

Your coalition is split anyway and your lunatics will not like it when we run their hypocrisy in looking the other way for the drone strikes and ‘gitmo, and the KIAs and the collateral and quietly giving Choom king a pass…..

so yeah “bring your worst” because I promise you we’re bringing our best

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM

That’s right. The American voters will decide whether his record makes him worthy of a second term. That’s how it’s supposed to be.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Yup, you’re right. So why is your side obsessed with Seamus, Bain Capital and magic underwear?

Good Solid B-Plus on September 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Natalie Portman canceling the speech highlight the confused policy of the Barry Administration towards Israel and growing unhappiness of the Jewish voters.

bayview on September 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Nor, quite honestly, do people care about Jerusalem.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Speak for yourself, chump. I’ve visited Jerusalem twice, and as a military man, I was treated wonderfully both times.

TarheelBen on September 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Well all of them except the American Legion. Back atcha chump.

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Lucky American Legion.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Charlie Crist really knows how to pick a winner. He must be kicking himself now.

El_Terrible on September 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Whoa! Gotta hit the sack.
Sleep tight and bite the bedbugs!

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I’m old enough to remember gas at 35 cents a gallon. What universe are you living in?

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Nice. Same here. But then, I also remember when gas was 1.85……four years ago.

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I predict QE3 from Helicopter Ben.

He likes his job.

victor82 on September 7, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Whoa! Gotta hit the sack.
Sleep tight and bite the bedbugs!

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I’m getting my azz handed to me…….run away!!!

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I didn’t watch but have seen some clips. Boy he had the crazy angry eyes tonight. Drudge has a good pic of him up.
Oh gawd, Greta just played a clip of him from the 2004 convention. He looks like a little boy. Uh oh I said boy.

Brat on September 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM

You won’t be missed.

22044 on September 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Romney respects the troops so much he completely ignored them in his acceptance speech.

Yeah, see you there, hoss.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Romney still wins 70% of them

Conservative4ev on September 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Natalie Portman canceling the speech highlight the confused policy of the Barry Administration towards Israel and growing unhappiness of the Jewish voters.

bayview on September 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I agree and that’s bad….she had more IQ than the other two in her right hand.

I predict QE3 from Helicopter Ben.

He likes his job.

victor82 on September 7, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Yup, and he wanted 8.3-8.5 to get it. Ras says the number is the worst in 10 months. We’ll see .

If it is Bam! is done.

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM

The Journolist will be going strong tonight. Tomorrow morning the disappointed lib journolisters will be on message. Ezra Klein is cranking out the talking points as we speak.

portlandon on September 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Lucky American Legion.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Irony.

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Hmm..I noticed chump didn’t have a response to my point on Sequestration and Obama raking the military over for $1 trillion in defunding.

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Panic!

freedomplow on September 7, 2012 at 12:27 AM

OK, I’ve DVR’d this evening, but I just heard some jackass on Greta say that “There was soooo much less energy in Tampa compared to here”

What’s his barometer for enthusiasm.?

It certainly isn’t the “Nays” in the hall.

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I said boy.

Brat on September 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM

What we have heah, is failure…to c’mmunicate”

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:27 AM

You want to remind folks how much love and respect you guys had for the troops let me know when you patented the machine to block out your beahvior from 2001-2009…..

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Whenever you despair of ever winning the culture war, remind yourself of how blatantly anti-military the tone of Democrat conventions have been in years past compared to this one. Entire chunks out of every main evening speech– particularly Obama’s, Biden’s, Durbin’s (!!!), and Clinton’s– could have been delivered by any speaker at a Republican convention.

Of course, it would stand to reason that the Left now loves the military because they’ve turned it into a second gay liberation front.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:29 AM

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