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What to Expect at The Democratic National Convention

posted at 4:48 pm on August 31, 2012 by

The Circus?

I’ve been working the night shift at the Media Research Center for the past week and given the reactions from MSNBC’s Matthews, Maddow, Schultz, Sharpton, and Hayes–I expect Abortion Fest 2012 the Democratic National Convention to be a nothing short of entertaining.   If the fact checking failures, such as falsely slamming Paul Ryan for saying that the Janesville GM plant closed in April of ’09, were indicative of anything, it is that September 4th and proceeding seventy-two hours will be the most ludicrous the mainstream media has ever broadcasted to an American audience.

Just look at how MSNBC covered the GOP Convention. We have race baiter Touré saying that:

[Paul Ryan] loves this line of ‘our rights come from God and nature’, which is so offensive to so much of America. Because for black people, hispanic people and women, our rights do not come from God or nature. They were not recognized by the natural order of America. They come from the government and from legislation that happens in relatively recent history in America. So that line just bothers me to my core.

We have Ed Shultz going down the “that’s racist” road liberals have used incessantly to slam conservatives.  The problem is they’re using so much that it lost its potency.  Tragic, since it will trivialize ACTUAL events of racism in America.

Here’s their speakers list:

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

Congressman Xaiver Becerra of California

Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina

Former President Jimmy Carter (via video)

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee

Congresswoman Judy Chu of California

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri

Former President Bill Clinton

Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina

Former Republican Governor of Florida Charlie Crist

Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Walter Dalton

The Honorable Arne Duncan

Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado

Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois

Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Georgetown Law School Graduate Sandra Fluke

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx

Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts

Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of Texas

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland

Former Governor of North Carolina Jim Hunt

DCCC Chairman Congressman Steve Israel of New York

Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau

Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine

Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (ret.)

Congressman John Larson of Connecticut

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California

Congressman John Lewis of Georgia

CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon

President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Nancy Keenan

Caroline Kennedy

U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts

Women’s rights activist Lilly Ledbetter

Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Delaware Governor Jack Markell

Boston Mayor Tom Menino

The Honorable Karen Mills

U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will also lead a presentation of the women of the House:
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York
Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania
Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland
Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Joyce Beatty of Ohio
Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez

Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado

Congressman David Price of North Carolina

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada

President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

The Honorable Ken Salazar

Journalist Cristina Saralegui

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland

Congressman Chris Van Hollen

Los Angeles Mayor, Democratic Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa

The Honorable Tom Vilsack

Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren

DNC Chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida

Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina

Yes, the circus will be in town.  To name a few, we have a fake Indian who claimed Native American heritage, but, ironically, it turns out her ancestors actually rounded up Cherokees during the Trail of Tears.  What’s even more ironic is the fact that Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, will deliver remarks even though her organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was racist.  Lastly, it wouldn’t be a progressive love fest without Sandra Fluke in the mix.  The thirty-year old Georgetown law student AND political activist who wants to violate the First Amendment of the Constitution so she can have free birth control.  Furthermore, she also wanted us to pay for her education.

Ben Shapiro of wrote a hilarious column in Townhall back in April saying “if I’m going to pay for Sandra Fluke’s birth control and student loans, I may as well adopt her for the tax write-off.”

We, on the right, will have to endure three days of talks centering on soaking the rich, the war one women, abortion, and how Barack Obama is the greatest president ever. The $5 trillion in new debt, the forty consecutive months of 8% unemployment, and the anemic economic recovery isn’t his fault. It’s all on George W. Bush.

The thing that will be the most amusing and difficult to stomach is their insufferable knowingness.  The mocking and condemnation of conservative women is the most egregious. They assume that conservative women vote how their husbands tell them to since they don’t find the progressive argument persuasive. That is beyond ludicrous.  MRCTV’s Dan Joseph actually found a few who said Republicans could pass legislation dictating what women could wear– which is why they’re so dangerous.

It will also serve as the grand podium to make the case that we must increase taxes to pay for education, which saw its confidence levels reach record lows, and clean energy initiatives that imbrued by the legacy of Solyndra.  I guess liberals missed the fact that the Dependency Index has increased 23% in two years under this president.  That’s 67 million Americans who are receiving government benefits.  Add that to the number of Americans (49 million) who will be dependent on government health care via Obamacare, we’ll have 116 million people, about a third of the country, dependent on a federal program supported by an ever diminishing tax base.  That’s not including our entitlement programs with their trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities.

For the next two decades, 10,000 baby boomers will become eligible for their respective states’ Social Security and Medicare benefits every day!  We still have no plan from the president on how he will remedy the arithmetic that threatens to ruin the last achievement of American progressive social policy.

On abortion, do I really need to say anything?

In all, it will be the ‘gimme gimme gimme’ convention.  This will be a broadcast highlighting, as George Will noted on This Week back in February, “what liberalism looks like.”  What the progressive state stands for after 100 years of maturation.  Equalize the outcome, sacrifice liberty, and “break all the institutions of civil society, all the institutions that mediate between the individual and the state…[and] break them to the saddle of the state.”


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Frankly my dear, I don’t give a flit who shows up! Our home will not watch anything what-so-ever going on with the d’s convention! I am sick of seeing bho’s face(the voice gets muted) and hope to not see/hear him too much longer?

letget on August 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I had a post and reloaded by mistake. Argh.

Anyways, I was saying that this is a strange list of speakers.

Former President Jimmy Carter (via video)
Former President Bill Clinton
U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts

That should be interesting. Jimmy will talk about his love of Palestinian women. Bill Clinton will talk about solar panels. And let’s hope Kerry tells some jokes. That always works out well for him.

Are Biden and Obama speaking? Their names aren’t there. Maybe they forgot. Biden will bring some chains.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Whut? This is gonna be attackapalooza. I’ve never heard these three do anything else. And Schultz will say completely ridiculous things and she’ll get a standing ovation. Mark my words.

Many of the names on that list are the same people that’s been there for ages. What exactly will be the message they will be cheering about? You don’t cheer when you attack. People tend to boo the other side. What’s to cheer about on Obama’s side? Lies?

MrX on August 31, 2012 at 6:43 PM

the fact checkers will be MIA during the abortion fest….

cmsinaz on August 31, 2012 at 6:54 PM

And you’ll get to watch every last little bit of it if you so desire – no airbrushing out of minority and women speakers by the leg hump media.

Gator Country on August 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I won’t be watching.

Pecos on August 31, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Toure is a moron. He wants to play victim, even after he’s been let into the greatest show on earth. The “legislation” that he worships basically said, “oops, you guys too! You’re rights are from the Creator, too!”

John the Libertarian on August 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

What to Expect at The Democratic National Convention

Absolutely nothing.

rukiddingme on August 31, 2012 at 11:51 PM

That’s the list???
Talk about stuffing 10 lbs of sh!t in a 5 lb bag.

And that’s not even including the 20 lbs of sh!t from Obama, Biden, San Fran Nan, and Dingy Harry!

OccamsRazor on September 1, 2012 at 12:01 AM

[Paul Ryan] loves this line of ‘our rights come from God and nature’, which is so offensive to so much of America. Because for black people, hispanic people and women, our rights do not come from God or nature. They were not recognized by the natural order of America. They come from the government and from legislation that happens in relatively recent history in America. So that line just bothers me to my core.

Way for the nuts to completely miss the point of Natural Law and God Given Rights.

What he calls the “natural order of America” plainly violated Natural Law, and if he wasn’t an ignorant fool, he would know that.

America failed to recognize the rights of the slaves, and Americans paid a truly horrifying price for that failure.

That is the point of Natural Law, but moral relativist twits are so stuck on their ludicrous ideology that they cannot even imagine anyone else thinking of anything being above and beyond man’s culture and man’s law.

fadetogray on September 1, 2012 at 1:30 PM

America failed to recognize the rights of the slaves, and Americans paid a truly horrifying price for that failure.

To be fair, southern states failed to recognize the right of slaves and the more than half the country that didn’t recognize slaves kicked their asses for it.

Spliff Menendez on September 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM

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