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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Romney still wins 70% of them

Conservative4ev on September 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM

at least…

my wife has multiple tours…

I’m touched the democrats say we are allowed to have troops deployed since they are in charge, and I am thrilled she is not a duck in the pond under barack’s suicidal Rules of Engagement….

I’m no wilting Violet either I’m prior service from the early 90s myself.

They want to “run on the war” sure I’ll have that fight…..

any day of the week so long as they understand Barack has a rhetorical bill going back to 2001 on the war and that rhetorical bill will come due if he gets too cute and he will explain his and his party’s actions.

They undermined our war for 7.5 years.

I would give everything I have to get the Media forced to admit their hypocrisy on this matter.

use this link throw it in libs and facebook trolls faces…

http://icasualties.org/oef/

the media and the democrats lied about the war

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:30 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 know…I couldn’t believe he said that and actually believed what he was saying. lol… The energy in Tampa was palpable, especially that final night with Condi, Huck, Rubio and Romney. It was electric! This tonight…particularly with Obama and especially towards the end of his speech…the cheers were even half-hearted that he DID get..wimpy choruses of “four more years” barely heard… It was pathetic compared to Tampa!

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Oh, stop whining.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

You sound just like Obama – a total douche. And that’s why he will lose.

fossten on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Nuked: Sarah. Silent as far as I an see since the RNC.

:(

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 AM

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

That and they used the dead from Bush’s term to get what they wanted…power and the media aided them.

I will do all in my power to make them pay for the rest of my life.

Not a physical threat, a political one. I will always do all I can to defeat them, and destroy their hiding place. The media must be crushed.

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 AM

He promised unicorns… Give me unicorns!

freedomplow on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 AM

And, I believe, they were to be farting gold nuggets…

socalcon on September 7, 2012 at 12:32 AM

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

He’s going to do QE3 before the election, take it to the bank. A last ditch effort to save Obama’s and his ass, as he knows his future is tied to Obama’s. All year long, the Fed has resisted the effort to do QE3 and Bernanke has said there’s no way they’d do it before the election since they didn’t want to be seen as political. Translation: they will do it to affect the election.

It will give an immediate, but short-lived, shot to the economy in the month before the election, producing some “unexpectedly” good results. It might work, but honestly I think that Obama was toast month’s ago, and stale toast today.

TXUS on September 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

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

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Ah! My favorite movie!

Brat on September 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

I hope one of Romney’s new ads is like the one from West (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQuT2worqc&feature=youtu.be). Its a killer ad in its simplicity…and it says it all about this convention and the Democrat party.

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Nuked: Sarah. Silent as far as I an see since the RNC.

:(

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Her Facebook, too? I guess the story is she’s re-negotiating with Fox but why would that keep her off the Internet.

Marcus on September 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune

No sale: Obama can’t obscure gap between his record and his rhetoric

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Brutal!! Thanks for sharing!

JPeterman on September 7, 2012 at 12:34 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

She gets a lot of tired old guys like McCain. He was referring to his own energy levels have gotten better through Vitamin Cottage.

kenny on September 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Even the Obamaphiles over at the Atlantic are saying it was a lame speech.

blue13326 on September 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Obviously Joe Klein is trying to get his cred back after last night’s BJ to Bubba.

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 12:35 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

Remember when Obama was sworn in in 1971 and gas was less than $2? Wait. That was 2009. My bad.

Spliff Menendez on September 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM

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

.
The Draghi announcement today was a much better contrived and controlled press/optics event than the DNC.

Look underneath the announcement and you find:

* Austria & the Netherlands have already refused ANY additional funding.

* Draghi is planning a Reverse Operation Twist – selling the long end of the curve to buy the short end – just ONE problem – it will cause the curve to steepen and make things worse. Especially since there is NO NEW money being printed.

* Even under Draghi’s Plan – everyone wanting their short end bonds to be bought must first agree to be AUDITED. Spain has ALREADY refused that condition.

There will be no QE3 before the election. Bernanke will jawbone the topic but not do it.

He HAS to hold his fire for the inevitable EU/euro collapse which is now on the horizon.

PolAgnostic on September 7, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Obviously Joe Klein is trying to get his cred back after last night’s BJ to Bubba.

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM

he needs a better hankie then, there’s still something on his chin.

Fighton03 on September 7, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I’m so tired of hearing Dimocraps complain about Romney taking us back to the old way. For most of our history, politics has been like football: debate running game versus passing game. Obummer comes in and says lets make it rugby instead! It’s not even the same game anymore, and we and Romney just want to get it back to the real American game. Hope that made sense, been watching too much TV.

Nutstuyu on September 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

:(

nuked BY the RNC…it’s over, fellow Palinistas, unless she gets a cabinet position, or some other bone tossed…

Damn, her RNC speech could have been as hell-Rousing as last time.

But we’ll never forget that 2008 speech…and the Bump…and McLame throwing it all away.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Americans should not, Clinton urged, be disappointed in President Obama for failing to achieve the great things he promised in his soaring speeches

“Americans should be disappointed in their own failing to differentiate reality from fantasy in 2008″

socalcon on September 7, 2012 at 12:39 AM

wow, kelly ayotte on the b/c mandate

‘our rights are not on loan from the government’

“On August 1 of this year, the nature of religious freedom in America dramatically shifted,” Ayotte says in the video message. “On that day, the controversial Department of Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires many employers to violate their deeply held religious and moral beliefs, went into effect. And on that day we went from being a nation that preserves and protects religious liberty as a fundamental right to one where regulators in Washington now decide who is eligible for conscience rights and on what terms.”

much more and vid:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/315967/woman-makes-case-freedom-kathryn-jean-lopez

r keller on September 7, 2012 at 12:41 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

The proggies are trying to sell the nation ‘the new normal’, which is $4 gasoline, 8% unemployment, (20% for black men), trillion-dollar deficits, and a growth rate of a percent or two.

If it lasts long enough it may just work, at least with the low-information voters with poor memories. It also helps to have the liberal media suppressing that information. During the administration of President George W. Bush, when gas was above $2.50 a gallon for a while, the media pounded him on it every day. Under little Bammie, not so much.

slickwillie2001 on September 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune

No sale: Obama can’t obscure gap between his record and his rhetoric

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Other reviews rolling in:

Overall, the Democrats still threw an impressive convention: tough, confident, disciplined. But Obama’s speech was an anticlimax. Peter Beinart, Daily Beast.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Drudge has quite a layout going on

http://www.drudgereport.com/

r keller on September 7, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Never, ever, forget this.

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Finally made it to the end of the thread. Just want to thank you all at Hot Air for making this Obama speech much more fun than if I had watched it myself! Your comments are pricelss! And had I watched the speech I would have been so angry as to not be able to sleep. But you all have put a chuckle into this miscarriage of a presidency tonight.

Christian Conservative on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:39 AM

It’s over? The woman is creating a swath of support nationwide. She’ll be at the forefront of keeping President Romney on the fiscal straight and narrow. Trust me, over, it isn’t.

wolfsDad on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 AM

I don’t trust Dick Morris a whole lot…but I love how he brings it to Barky!

And Clinton for that matter.

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune

No sale: Obama can’t obscure gap between his record and his rhetoric

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Brutal!! Thanks for sharing!

JPeterman on September 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

There has to be another (read:reliable) source, as the Orange County and San Diego rags, er.. papers, usually take a wire service feed.

socalcon on September 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Overall, the Democrats still threw an impressive convention: tough, confident, disciplined. But Obama’s speech was an anticlimax. Peter Beinart, Daily Beast.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM

For crying out loud, they BOOED God!

TarheelBen on September 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM

By the way, for those that tend to forget good news and only remember the bad, gas bottomed out under the administration of President George W. Bush at $.90/gallon for a couple of months, and less than a dollar for about five months, in late 2002/early 2003.

Those are Georgia prices.

slickwillie2001 on September 7, 2012 at 12:46 AM

I don’t trust Dick Morris a whole lot…but I love how he brings it to Barky!

And Clinton for that matter.

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Well, you know, ‘Hell hath no fury….”

socalcon on September 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Other reviews rolling in:

Overall, the Democrats still threw an impressive convention: tough, confident, disciplined. But Obama’s speech was an anticlimax. Peter Beinart, Daily Beast.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM

One of the best reviews of all?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz caught yawning during Obama’s speech

Can’t wait to hear the lie she’ll come up with to explain this. lol

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

All the prominent dems missing from the convention is telling.

diogenes on September 7, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Ken Tucker’s incisive analysis of the Biden speech, for… Entertainment Weekly. (Well, why not? Now that Glamour and Entertainment Tonight are forums for presidential communications.)

Earlier, Vice President Joe Biden had hammered together a rough-hewn speech that didn’t have much distinctive to say about Obama, and the Veep struck the same notes so many others have during this convention — the reviving of auto industry; the killing of bin Laden — in a way that seemed to serve primarily to emphasize that the President has a “spine of steel.” Biden’s speech was earnest but so generic, I found myself noticing his syntax as much as his text. The man does not seem to understand the difference between “literally” and “figuratively.” At least three times he bollixed this; a couple that might have made some school teachers watching wince: “We literally stood on the brink of a new Depression” (there aren’t that many brinks in America for every citizen to stand on one, Joe) and “the direction we turn is not figuratively, it is literally in your hands” (I can’t recall the last time I held a direction).

Biden has always had that “literally/figuratively” problem. He’s literally an idiot.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Overall, the Democrats still threw an impressive convention: tough, confident, disciplined. But Obama’s speech was an anticlimax. Peter Beinart, Daily Beast.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Disciplined? Are you freaking serious?

Women dresssed in huge pink vagina’s, demanding free abortions?

Liberals amaze, and scare me…

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz caught yawning during Obama’s speech

Can’t wait to hear the lie she’ll come up with to explain this. lol

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Hilarity ensures. But I can tell you what she’ll say: A. “It never happened.” And then B. “I was mis-yawned by a conservative journalist.”

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

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canopfor on September 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

This is hilarious.

Obama: ‘Help Us Destroy Jesus And Start A New Age Of Liberal Darkness’

staticmh on September 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

It’s over? The woman is creating a swath of support nationwide. She’ll be at the forefront of keeping President Romney on the fiscal straight and narrow. Trust me, over, it isn’t.

wolfsDad on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 AM

If I had a dollar for everytime someone said that I’d be a millionar today..:)

idesign on September 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

For crying out loud, they BOOED God!

TarheelBen on September 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Beinart: “Wait! You mean Spielberg was there?!”

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Millionaire

idesign on September 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

When this is all over and Debbie Shultz steps down, sources say she plans a Charm School small business venture, nothing big, mainly hands on.

kenny on September 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz caught yawning during Obama’s speech

Can’t wait to hear the lie she’ll come up with to explain this. lol

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

The frame rate on the cameras are not fast enough to show her tongue unrolling to catch a bug in midflight. Yum.

slickwillie2001 on September 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Nuked: Sarah. Silent as far as I an see since the RNC.

:(

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Her Facebook, too? I guess the story is she’s re-negotiating with Fox but why would that keep her off the Internet.

Marcus on September 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

She should have been the lead-in speech to Romney, to show solidarity and get the biggest possible prime-time ratings. I guarantee she’d max out TV ratings, both ways (R/D). The fact of her omission from this campaign screams that if Obama wins, it’s 3rd party time.

But not using her this time around is missing a catch, and IMO a diss by the GOP…which doesn’t impress me with their political brainpower.

She should have, as last time’s VP nominee, had some speaking role. Her speech at the RNC last time GOT ME ACTIVE, and probably 50 million like me, and her subsequent actions probably resulted in the 2010 wave/landslide.

We should have been utilized, catered to, enlisted.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

This is hilarious.

Obama: ‘Help Us Destroy Jesus And Start A New Age Of Liberal Darkness’

staticmh on September 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Yes, now I understand why it was called an abortionfest…

“The streets shall run red with the blood of forced sodomy, performed daily upon every American man, woman, and child!” the commander-in-chief shouted, froth forming around his mouth as the crowd threw hundreds of aborted fetuses onto the stage. “Die, Christians, die!”

bayam on September 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

How about a what if scenario?

What if Obama knows the Unemployment rate has dropped to below 8 and decided to just run with this speech knowing it won’t take much to win?

My scenario is complete opposite I think he seen the numbers and they aren’t good

Conservative4ev on September 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz caught yawning during Obama’s speech

Can’t wait to hear the lie she’ll come up with to explain this. lol

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

She lies when the truth sounds better.

TXUS on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM

We should have been utilized, catered to, enlisted.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Not ignored. Ignore Sarah and the Tea Party AT YOUR PERIL.

After this comment the Romney campaign will issue a tweet…in a few days…supporting Sarah in a very Generic sense. A Single Tweet.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM

How about a what if scenario?

What if Obama knows the Unemployment rate has dropped to below 8 and decided to just run with this speech knowing it won’t take much to win?

My scenario is complete opposite I think he seen the numbers and they aren’t good

Conservative4ev on September 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I say bad news, because like the CIA/White House leaks, good news ‘leaks’, bad news is locked up safely. No leaks means bad.

slickwillie2001 on September 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

socalcon on September 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Heh!

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 1:02 AM

A tad off-topic but something we missed while all eyes were on Charlotte awaiting the IL contingent (Durbin&Obama) to take the stage, back in IL absolute thug Drew Peterson was found guilty of murdering his third wife.

stukinIL4now on September 7, 2012 at 1:02 AM

She should have been the lead-in speech to Romney, to show solidarity and get the biggest possible prime-time ratings. I guarantee she’d max out TV ratings, both ways (R/D). The fact of her omission from this campaign screams that if Obama wins, it’s 3rd party time.

But not using her this time around is missing a catch, and IMO a diss by the GOP…which doesn’t impress me with their political brainpower.

She should have, as last time’s VP nominee, had some speaking role. Her speech at the RNC last time GOT ME ACTIVE, and probably 50 million like me, and her subsequent actions probably resulted in the 2010 wave/landslide.

We should have been utilized, catered to, enlisted.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

The Romney trolls here on HA are pretty reflective of their candidate’s -real- attitude towards Palin.

ebrown2 on September 7, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Hah, hah, hah – Drudge

NOONAN: ‘Stale and empty… he is out of juice’…

OBAMA HAMMERED IN FIRST REVIEWS…

FROM THE LEFT: TOMASKY: Pedestrian and Overconfident…

FROM THE RIGHT: KRAUTHAMMER: ‘One Of The Emptiest I Have Ever Heard’…

AP: Obama and the phantom peace dividend…

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Interesting – I mentioned vag*na in a post and it never showed up.

Too bad the DNC doesn’t have the HA filter…

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM

No leaks means bad.

slickwillie2001 on September 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

True that. Anyone recall if “Obama put God back in the platform” was a leak or a press statement?

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Mother Jones, Mother Jones!, said he sucked. Jeez, that communist rag has been around since the 1970s. I’m so giddy I may look up Joan Walsh’s Twitter. You know that hack is spinning.

Marcus on September 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Interesting – I mentioned vag*na in a post and it never showed up.

Too bad the DNC doesn’t have the HA filter…

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Keep checking. Seemed like I was losing a lot back in the Dancing VaJayJay days, but they all turned up. So to speak.

For the word itself, there are also a number of handy work-arounds. So to speak.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Technically from the unemployment chart, the job situation is flat on its back and consolidating sideways. It will require a huge kick in the pants for it to start an uptrend. Will not happen with this administration.

kenny on September 7, 2012 at 1:09 AM

I predict that the response to the defeat of Barack Obama on Nov 6 will be akin to the liberation of Paris during WW2.

susandiane311 on September 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Hah, hah, hah – Drudge…

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

We’ll see what kind of post-speech bump Gallup can manufacture (“don’t hurt me, please, Mr. Axelrod”), but it looks like it’s down to Romney’s ad blitz. For more precisely targeted to the undecided 6% in the dozen or so swing states than the debates will be.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 1:12 AM

And the Deathstar takes aim! :D

Highlar on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM

NOW, WITNESS THE FIREPOWER OF THIS FULLY ARMED AND OPERATIONAL BATTLE STATION!

Doomberg on September 7, 2012 at 1:12 AM

. “Die, Christians, die!”

bayam on September 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Senate races? Keeping the House? Palin not useful? Giving her a national nod isn’t at least useful towards WINNING the Senate??

Pass that doobie it must be Really Good.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Don’t forget this.

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 1:20 AM

this miscarriage of a presidency tonight.

Christian Conservative on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 AM

You’re welcome, but I ask the question: What Presidency? You can’t miscarriage a Presidency if you never give birth to a Presidency.

This thing has been an Abortion from before it’s beginning as a Date Rape.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 1:26 AM

LOL! That goes into contention for threadwinner

AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Can’t leave without leaving this Bidenism from tonight’s speech:

“My dad respected Barack Obama – would’ve respected Barack Obama if he’d been around”

And President FDR would have calmed the nation on tv after the stock market crash of ’29– if he’d been President. And if there had been tv.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 1:34 AM

BREAKING: WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL BOARD PANS OBAMA’S SPEECH

The money excerpt:

Mr. Obama sketched a tempting array of expensive benefits and changes: eliminating overcrowded classrooms and crumbling schools; preserving the strongest military in the world; making certain that children can afford college. But he did not offer a whiff of explanation of how those programs can be paid for and the mounting national debt brought under control. Mr. Obama proferred his old plan to cut the debt by $4 trillion over the next decade, but that number includes $1 trillion in spending cuts already agreed to and nearly $900 billion in imaginary savings from winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Obama boasted of foreign-policy achievements and challenged his opponent’s views and credentials in that area. Some of his boasts were justified, others less so; it had to be galling for Syrians to hear him present himself as a champion of “the rights and dignity of all human beings” without mentioning their country, where civilians are slaughtered by the thousands while the United States stands by. As with his domestic promises, he offered no new vision for challenges that have resisted his first-term efforts, such as Iran’s march toward acquiring a nuclear weapon.

The president offered an appealing, even a stirring, vision of a shared citizenship and commitment to democracy. “We don’t think government can solve all our problems,” he said. “But we don’t think government is the source of all our problems — any more than are welfare recipients, or corporations, or unions, or immigrants, or gays, or any other group we’re told to blame for our troubles.”

But the attractiveness of that vision made all the more frustrating Mr. Obama’s refusal to fill in any substance, his once again promising hard truths that he did not deliver. “They want your vote, but they don’t want you to know their plan,” he said of the Republicans. If Mr. Obama has a plan, Americans who listened Thursday don’t know how he would achieve it.

Read the rest here.

In coming down on Obama’s speech so harshly and quickly, the WaPo editorial board has effectively greenlit the mainstream media and pundits to do the same. The critique that Obama just offered rehashed platitudes of ’08 without any substance or vision for the next four years will gain steam, and not just in the conservative mediasphere.

Not looking good for O, and I’m guessing that the jobs numbers tomorrow aren’t going to help the situation.

Lawdawg86 on September 7, 2012 at 1:37 AM

One of the best reviews of all?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz caught yawning during Obama’s speech

Can’t wait to hear the lie she’ll come up with to explain this. lol

Flora Duh on September 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Are you kidding? Baghdad Bob Schultzie will just deny it, multiple video angles be damned.

ornery_independent on September 7, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Can’t leave without leaving this Bidenism from tonight’s speech:

“My dad respected Barack Obama – would’ve respected Barack Obama if he’d been around”

And President FDR would have calmed the nation on tv after the stock market crash of ’29– if he’d been President. And if there had been tv.

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 1:34 AM

A heart beat away folks…

Night all, have a great Friday without a DNC!

ccrosby on September 7, 2012 at 1:38 AM

this miscarriage of a presidency tonight.

Christian Conservative on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Thanks! It’s been awhile since I wrote that well…but Barack 2008 was the date rape of the US!

RR12!

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 1:38 AM

2400 posts or bust?

pvolcko on September 7, 2012 at 1:41 AM

~~~~~~ Unnnghhhhgggghhh…

(opening eyes…)

What happened…?

… Did Obowma win?

Oh… wait… I passed out and was having a bad dream…

Ooooooohhhhhhh, my head!

*clink*

Seven Percent Solution on September 7, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Seven Percent Solution on September 7, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Say goodnight, Jim Bob. :)

de rigueur on September 7, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Palin not useful? Giving her a national nod isn’t at least useful towards WINNING the Senate??

Pass that doobie it must be Really Good.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

No, Sarah does nothing beyond the narrow fan base. Everyone else, including independents, have already concluded that the family cat possesses more intelligence.

bayam on September 7, 2012 at 1:53 AM

This has been an epic thread. Thankfully y’all saved me from having to watch the Dims in living color.

I do feel that the DNC has been significant, but not in the way they wanted. The die-hard Kool-Aid drinkers will keep on lapping up the sweetened goo that the Obama campaign continues to ladle out. But those who were starting to have subtle doubts may have had their eyes opened by the God/Jerusalem brouhaha and by what was widely considered to be a lackluster performance from The One.

It also seems, at least in my little corner of the country, that one doesn’t have to be “in the closet” anymore in terms of publicly questioning or criticizing O, and this is something that is a huge development (thanks, in part to Eastwood’s presentation last week). Oh, critics might still get slapped with the “racist” label occasionally, but things have changed substantially from four years ago.

Obama appears to be deflated these days, and he also seems quite defeatable now. Whereas he was once like one of those Macy’s balloons–larger than life, but simply full of hot air, he’s been brought down to earth and has been shown to lack real substance–and I sense that people are truly starting to get that. Lyricists Comden and Green described the general vibe tonight perfectly:

The party’s over
it’s time to call it a day
They’ve burst your pretty balloon
And taken your moon away.

pianomomma on September 7, 2012 at 1:53 AM

He’s going to do QE3 before the election, take it to the bank. A last ditch effort to save Obama’s and his ass, as he knows his future is tied to Obama’s. All year long, the Fed has resisted the effort to do QE3 and Bernanke has said there’s no way they’d do it before the election since they didn’t want to be seen as political. Translation: they will do it to affect the election.

It will give an immediate, but short-lived, shot to the economy in the month before the election, producing some “unexpectedly” good results. It might work, but honestly I think that Obama was toast month’s ago, and stale toast today.

TXUS on September 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

That’s correct, and I do suspect it to be between the 4th week of Sep, and the 3d week of Oct. The exuberance cycle is quicker paced, and the Opec nations have agreed to ass 140,000 BPD to the POL network. The thing is if Ben does it and he loses the bet Romney may hardball his butt with an audit.

Hardtelling

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

I think you’ve left by now.

I heard a clip from Levin’s radio show, interviewing Reince Priebus about ten days ago. Levin asked him three times if SP was offered a speaking spot at the convention. Three times Priebus said, “Yes.”

I don’t know much more about it. Never saw anything more–nothing on HA, either–but I wasn’t searching for it, either.

Why don’t more Sarah fans know about this? Did I miss something?

RedCrow on September 7, 2012 at 1:56 AM

. “Die, Christians, die!”

bayam on September 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Buy’em….

don’t listen to my fellow Hot Air types…you guys had a GREAT night buddy…

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 1:57 AM

That was weakly weaksauce covered in weaksauce sauce.

Christien on September 7, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Obama’s koolade is weakening with age. The race card is all but dead. Sacrificing innocent babies to the Devil is not working as well as it use to. And lies built on lies by the propaganda ministers of the MSM are popping like cheap condoms at a Ted Kennedy memorial dance…
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But the Chick-fil-A lines are still bangin!!!
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In the end… It will be America that puts President Empty Chair out on the curb with the rest of the trash.

RalphyBoy on September 7, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Obama’s speech: Never have so many empty platitudes and soaring cliches been delivered in so few sentences.

Nothing new here, just the same old soaring claptrap he’s been putting out for the last four years. By now it’s been heard so often that when hearing it yet again, the mind goes into automatic shutdown every third sentence.

petefrt on September 7, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Nor, quite honestly, do people care about Jerusalem.

chumpThreads on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Umm… I do.

P.S. I am not a corporation.

JohnD13 on September 7, 2012 at 3:41 AM

She’ll weigh in soon. She cannot be silenced, a voice such as hers. Our happy warrior.

long_cat on September 7, 2012 at 4:12 AM

We should have been utilized, catered to, enlisted.

Who is John Galt on September 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

If Palin and so many of her fans had not been overtly hostile to Romney until after he mathematically locked up the nomination, maybe you would have been sought after. But those who oppose even after it’s all over in effect aren’t going to be invited to the victory party. That’s not the way the world works.

Palin is smart enough and tough enough to fight on, recognizing her ability to help in many House and Senate races and putting it to use. Her more fragile followers may be reduced to licking their wounds and whining about how Romney failed to kiss their butts.

Adjoran on September 7, 2012 at 5:05 AM

So. Does anybody think Mitt Romney might get a bounce from this clusterfark of a convention?

TarheelBen on September 7, 2012 at 5:12 AM

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King James Version
1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

cane_loader on September 7, 2012 at 5:22 AM

2nd Timothy, Ch. 3
King James Version

cane_loader on September 7, 2012 at 5:23 AM

But I’m sure tingles and the rest of msdnc thought dear leaders speech was awesome

cmsinaz on September 7, 2012 at 6:00 AM

I got my answer via newsbusters

Lovefest for obama on msdnc

cmsinaz on September 7, 2012 at 6:05 AM

That’s correct, and I do suspect it to be between the 4th week of Sep, and the 3d week of Oct.

harlekwin15 on September 7, 2012 at 1:56 AM

If Bernanke settles on QE3 (or some variant thereof) before the election, it would probably be announced in conjunction with one of the FOMC meetings, which are scheduled for September 12-13 and October 23-24.

steebo77 on September 7, 2012 at 6:08 AM

I hope you have another skill set, Scooter. My take.

kingsjester on September 7, 2012 at 6:34 AM

I went to bed early and did not watch the DNC last night at all..it does not sound like I missed much.

Terrye on September 7, 2012 at 6:38 AM

I got my answer via newsbusters

Lovefest for obama on msdnc

cmsinaz on September 7, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Even if they thought it sucked, they would never say that..they would just continue to pander and suck up.

Terrye on September 7, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Well when do the jobs numbers come out?

Any doubt they will be less than 8%?

And I’m sorry but this market going up is “irrational exuberance”.

Wait till Obama attacks Iran in October if he thinks he’s going to lose.

PappyD61 on September 7, 2012 at 7:00 AM

If Palin and so many of her fans had not been overtly hostile to Romney until after he mathematically locked up the nomination, maybe you would have been sought after. But those who oppose even after it’s all over in effect aren’t going to be invited to the victory party. That’s not the way the world works.

Palin is smart enough and tough enough to fight on, recognizing her ability to help in many House and Senate races and putting it to use. Her more fragile followers may be reduced to licking their wounds and whining about how Romney failed to kiss their butts.

Adjoran on September 7, 2012 at 5:05 AM

This is so true. I was shocked to see the behavior of some Palin groupies and even of Palin herself. It seemed like some of these people were intent on trashing any Republican not named Palin, even though Palin wasn’t even a candidate. This, combined with Palin’s disappointing, ongoing attempts to foster division within conservative ranks, left a bad taste in many people’s mouths, including those who (like me) voted for and strongly supported Palin during her 2008 run. When you have these people who have some kind of strange, embarrassing fixation on Palin and constantly act like she is supposedly the only one who can save the country, people shouldn’t be surprised when there is pushback from conservatives who know we must defeat Obama by electing Romney/Ryan. For a lot of these Palin groupies, it became all about Palin (and not the country or conservative values), and they threatened to campaign for Obama, because, in their minds, if Palin couldn’t be president, then no Republican could be! Want to make sure that these people were only a loud minority, and most Palin fans are nothing like this.

Of course, most conservatives admire both Palin (even if they don’t necessarily see her as our most qualified or serious prominent leader) AND Romney. It never was an either/or thing, and those people who try to divide conservatives by forever playing the Sarah Palin victim card and making everything about Palin were right to be shunned. We were happy to see conservatives reject the Palin fanatics’ pro-Obama antics which grew out of their unhinged Sarah Palin obsession.

bluegill on September 7, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Above typo:

Want to make sure clear that these people were only a loud minority, and most Palin fans are nothing like this.

bluegill on September 7, 2012 at 7:03 AM

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