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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Longo-ria? Sounds like a bowel affliction.

Lanceman on September 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

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

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

ohhhh, man, did I say that…? LINKED page! I said LINKED page.

de rigueur on September 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Has John Kerry reported for duty yet?

changer1701 on September 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

John is being fitted into a European style saddle and bridle.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Good lord…ANOTHER one getting up there and going off about women and how they are SOOOO enslaved without Obama there to guide them! Ugh.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Caroline is so boring, has no charisma at all. Get rid of this idiot.

envycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:03 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

The fed doesn’t have enough paper to print the money needed for me to watch one minute.

WelfareWonderland on September 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Well, hell. I guess I’ll listen to Nancy Grace talk about Drew Peterson. Drink.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

are all kennedy woman ugly??

envycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

When it comes to looking out for women, there’s only one person I can respect…my uncle Ted. Oh wait!

Trafalgar on September 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

LOL… Captain Lead-from-Behind has…COURAGE???

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

my father this, my father that blah!!!!!

envycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:05 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

Well, please let us know if they take God our of the Pledge of Allegiance, whenever that happens.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM

are all kennedy woman ugly??

envycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

No, the mistresses are usually pretty hot.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM

didn’t ted sorenson write that book??

envycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Listening to this woman is like watching my socks go mouldy

Trafalgar on September 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Caroline is so boring, has no charisma at all. Get rid of this idiot.

envycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

In other words, her daddy, she isn’t.

Benedict Nelson on September 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I know it’s hard for the liberals to believe but I actually managed to get up, get dressed, walk to work, work a 9 hour day, come home, make dinner and work my computer all without one bit of assistance from the government.

You know what – I’ll do it again tomorrow without their help as well.

War on Women pffft

gophergirl on September 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Pledge was done…and I have to say done well by Gabby Giffords. But…have DWS by her side as she gave the Pledge made me snicker a bit.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Caroline Kennedy: Abortion.

[Thuderous applause]

Caroline Kennedy: Women. Abortion. My father. President. Obama. I’m a Kennedy.

[Thunderous applause, some fainting]

Punchenko on September 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

No wait, my socks are interesting!

Trafalgar on September 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Has John Kerry reported for duty yet?

changer1701 on September 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

CSPAN estimates that John Kerry will report for duty at 8:45 pm EST.

wren on September 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Heh… O’Reilly is making a great point about what Kennedy just said about abortion and her Catholic faith.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Caroline Kennedy just made the lamest speech I’ve ever heard. A real snoozefest.

kg598301 on September 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

As a Catholic woman I take abortion seriously. WTF?????

Trafalgar on September 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Caroline Kennedy? I knew Jack Kennedy and you are no Jack Kennedy.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Always remember, Liberals don’t think… they feel. They feel they’re being ripped off by ‘the man’. They feel sure that more successful people didn’t earn their wealth. They feel they’re morally superior to everyone else-and they feel that justifies the lies they tell and the misdeeds they do in furtherance of their agenda. They feel sure you haven’t paid your ‘fair share’ and they feel only they are qualified to determine what your fair share is.

The Won is going to throw as much meat as he can to the gaping maw of those feelings.

M240H on September 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

are all kennedy women ugly??

envycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Only marginally better-looking than the Kennedy men, who look like the gargoyles of notre dame.

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Wow…he’s really worked up about it too. She ticked him off trying to use her faith in that way.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

***************** Operation LineBacker 2 **********************

Report: Romney campaign officials say they will launch ‘enormous’ media offensive following Obama’s acceptance speech – @foxnewspolitics

3 hours ago from http://www.foxnews.com by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2012-elections
=================================================

Romney campaign to ‘carpet bomb’ airwaves after Obama nomination speech.
Published September 06, 2012
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/06/romney-campaign-to-carpet-bomb-airwaves-after-obama-nomination-speech/

canopfor on September 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Not doing it.

I have a nice TV. And a nice picture window.

They should never meet.

CorporatePiggy on September 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Well, hell. I guess I’ll listen to Nancy Grace talk about Drew Peterson. Drink.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

OMG, they found him guilty!!!!

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Only marginally better-looking than the Kennedy men, who look like the gargoyles of notre dame.

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

You ain’t lyin’, Der Schleikmeister.

Lanceman on September 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Caroline, uh, you know, abortion is still wrong, no matter how many times you say you’re a catholic and how much money you give the church.
You’re breaking thou shall not murder. Horse faced hore.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on September 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Peterson was found guilty? About time!

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I’m a Catholic, but I disagree with the Catholic Church. Ummm, you’re not a Catholic honey.

Trafalgar on September 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

“When President Obama was elected, the American Dream was on life support.”

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)

wren on September 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

The picture on Drudge is spooky !

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

How about this? The bottom 47% of earners will get a 75% federal income tax break. Let’s see…75% of zero taxable income is….

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Public service announcement:

If you’re going to play a drinking game where you take a nip every time Obortion lies, try to have a doc handy that can intubate you and bag you because you will probably drink yourself into a coma and respiratory failure.

You’re welcome.
Bottoms up.

justltl on September 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Awww…how sweet…Obama cares about…YOU. *snicker*

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Romney campaign to ‘carpet bomb’ airwaves after Obama nomination speech.
Published September 06, 2012
****************************

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/06/romney-campaign-to-carpet-bomb-airwaves-after-obama-nomination-speech/

canopfor on September 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

‘Bout time. I hope they have enough enough to absoultely eviscerate him on the airwaves now to Election Day.

I’m going to take the plunge and turn on the DNC. Hope I can keep my dinner down.

changer1701 on September 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Well, Scrubs is now ruined for me.

changer1701 on September 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM

My prediction. Trotting out Jesse Jackson is the beginning of the end for this convention and Obama.

newportmike on September 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM

“Great State of Michigan” is her home state? Gurl, you in BERKELEY. And that is not in Michigan.

lansing quaker on September 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM

How many times will Barackabama mention the 2 girls?

SouthernGent on September 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The Paint Drying channel has a great special featuring eggshell white, it’s quite interesting.

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Wait…why is she talking about Ford? They didn’t take your government money and stayed strong on their own! lol Oh come on…”not Bain Capital”?? Where the heck did that come from? That was such a low blow. LOL

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Meanwhile…the weather is still nice at B of A Stadium.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Never mind the Calvary,Mittens has B-52′s expedited
to Team Blue…..haha,ahem!

(snark)

canopfor on September 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I’m not watching. Tomorrow I can go to the lame stream media and read how it was the best acceptance speech EVER given by a presidential candidate.

Beaglemom on September 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Airlines go out of business all the time, but they just reorganize and keep flying. That’s what could’ve happened to the auto industry too. Let the investors figure out how to regroup. It’s not the government’s job.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Good lord, she’s making me sick. And I just ate. Ugh…this is drama queen at its finest. Did anyone else see that pathetic little smirk and wink at the camera?

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Am I the only one that thinks ol’ Billy Jeff had a little face work done?

Barred on September 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I wish the Republicans would have gotten The Foo Fighters. Just sayin’!
I wonder if they’re bleeding heart liberals.
Probably.

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

WHAT THE F?!

Did Granholm forget she’s white?! She is testifyin’ so damn haaaaard. Wow, this is EMBARRASSING.

lansing quaker on September 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Awaiting Eva Longtoria’s address:

I know her number: 1-900-racist-hore.
This solidifies what the democrat party is all about.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on September 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Just think how great an army of young people Caroline would have to work on Obama’s campaign had abortion not been legalized.

Lily on September 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

“Great State of Michigan” is her home state? Gurl, you in BERKELEY. And that is not in Michigan.

lansing quaker on September 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Berkley is right next to Royal Oak and north of Pleasant Ridge.

Woodward Avenue & 12 Mile.

Lanceman on September 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The Paint Drying channel has a great special featuring eggshell white, it’s quite interesting.

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

A true professional makes quantitave measurements on the drying rate.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Man Granholm’s got them really rowdied up !
Thank God for the mute button !
(cspan.org/dnc in tiny window)
Good Lord, she must be SCREAMING !!

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Good Gawd,she needs to be Commmitted…ASAP!

canopfor on September 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM

What. did. I. just. watch.

lansing quaker on September 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM

And here comes Longoria.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM

“Great State of Michigan” is her home state? Gurl, you in BERKELEY. And that is not in Michigan.

lansing quaker on September 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Carpet bagging canadian, like Brooks and Frum

clnurnberg on September 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Gee…could Caroline Kennedy sound any less enthused?

lynncgb on September 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM

They hid there tiger strips for the first day. Today there strips are going to show.

newportmike on September 6, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Who. Cares.

mattshu on September 6, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Will any Hollywood ladies be having a “wardrobe malfunction”.
Signed,
Bill Clinton

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Man Granholm’s got them really rowdied up !
Thank God for the mute button !
(cspan.org/dnc in tiny window)
Good Lord, she must be SCREAMING !!

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM

She was…through probably half her…speech. If you could call it that. Sounds more like a pigheaded rant to me, but hey…that’s just my opinion.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I’m guessing that Jennifer Granholm was a cheerleader in high school.

D is for Drive!!!!!

F is for Forward!!!!!

wren on September 6, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Nobody cares EVA! You were brought there to keep Billy Jeff busy.
Nobody takes the paid ‘talent’ seriously.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on September 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Her voice is grating. Kind of a mix of throaty & whiny.

mattshu on September 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Wow…he’s really worked up about it too. She ticked him off trying to use her faith in that way.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

O’Reilly lives in my hometown. He goes to Mass every day.

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Opportunity? He’s lived it?
How? He’s only been paid by the government.
18 times? Shut up and dance hore.
Latina….Latina, Latina.
Shut up hore.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on September 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

the picture on Drudge is spooky !

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

OMG!!!!!

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Lathina.

Drink!

mattshu on September 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

No autographs for Mexican Bike cops.

Ben Hur on September 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Yeah, I could tell. He was TRULY offended…deeply offended…by what she did to cheapen his faith.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

“Berkley is right next to Royal Oak and north of Pleasant Ridge.

Woodward Avenue & 12 Mile.

Lanceman on September 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM”

No, she lives in California now.

lansing quaker on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Good Gawd,she needs to be Commmitted…ASAP!

canopfor on September 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Jennifer Granholm’s Howard Dean “scream” moment?

wren on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Eva should go back to seducing teenage boys on TV shows. Something she’s good at.

RBMN on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Forward over the cliff.
Go vacuum my living room and wash my dishes.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Happy Solyndra Bankruptcy Anniversary Day muchachos :O

burrata on September 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Oh lord…she said Dream Act. I so hate that thing.

Wait…did she even LISTEN to the RNC last week and Romney in particular? It was ALL ABOUT OPTIMISM for the future of this country! Idiot.

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Where’s Tony Parker when you need him?

Too soon?

mattshu on September 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Whoo hoo Eva Longoria just called for the repeal of the Hollywood Tax Cuts! LOL

Lily on September 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I think Obama moved the convention indoors because he was afraid God would strike him with lightning as he uttered his bald-faced lies.

disa on September 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM

It irritates me to death when people point their fingers while talking! Clinton is the worst.

Barred on September 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM

No, she lives in California now.

lansing quaker on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM

But there is a Berkley in Michigan. Suburb of Detroit. Not spelled the same.

But then, I’m not watching this crap. 2 nights was enough.

Lanceman on September 6, 2012 at 8:25 PM

the picture on Drudge is spooky !

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Which one?

SouthernGent on September 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM

What’s up with all the winking at the camera tonight? Do they think they are cute?

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Public service announcement:

If you’re going to play a drinking game where you take a nip every time Obortion lies, try to have a doc handy that can intubate you and bag you because you will probably drink yourself into a coma and respiratory failure.

You’re welcome.
Bottoms up.

justltl on September 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Drink!!

Colorado Anne on September 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I hope Eva brought her casting couch.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on September 6, 2012 at 8:27 PM

The Paint Drying channel has a great special featuring eggshell white, it’s quite interesting.

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

You watching a rerun of the rethuglican convention , wingnut?

HumpBot Salvation on September 6, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Honey Boo Boo TIES Bubba speech in ratings,

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on September 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

O’Reilly lives in my hometown. He goes to Mass every day.

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM

With what he has to live down, he should! Shouting at the ladies(includes Alan Colmes) and Juan all the time, and then shmoozing Dr Lamont Hill.

kenny on September 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Heh…when they don’t want to call it a tax they call it a “fee”? Hmmm…so I guess it IS Obamatax then! LOL

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

The Paint Drying channel has a great special featuring eggshell white, it’s quite interesting.

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

You watching a rerun of the rethuglican convention , wingnut?

HumpBot Salvation on September 6, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Did you just call Bishop a wingnut?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on September 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM

They’re really going to try to sell us on this “he’s FDR!” crap again?

Mark1971 on September 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Has John Kerry reported for duty yet?

changer1701 on September 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

He’s come out against Obama for never serving and sending our soldiers into harms way….oh wait….forget it.

CW on September 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM

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