RNC Open Thread

I was very much impressed by Mrs. Romney’s speech – didn’t know that they had started that far down the economic totem poll.  Which, by the way, just shows the decency of Mitt Romney:  his life is not a talking point.  This is in stark contrast to Obama who has scripted himself to obtain maximum personal advantage from whatever situation he’s in.

Christie’s speech was also very good – a challenge to America to hear the truth and act upon it.  As a theme for the campaign, it is right on the money.  I do believe that the broad majority is done with the old politics and is ready for the revolution.  That Mitt might lead it is weird, but no stranger than the fact that we elected an exactly unqualified man as President in 2008.

What do you think of it all?

UPDATE:  “Mr. President, I’m here to tell you that the American people are awake, and we’re not buying what you’re selling in 2012.”  See the Mia Love video – if she wins her House seat, then she’s the next TEA Party political rock star.

UPDATE II:  Forgive me if I’m wrong, but methinks that was Rice’s “I’m going to run for governor of California in 2014” speech…

UPDATE III:  A Democracy Corps poll with a D+6 advantage shows Romney up by 15 points among Independents. Hot Air has the story.

UPDATE IV:  With all the GOPalooza going on  if you feel the need for some quality, Obama Time, then Suitably Flip has the torture implement ready.

41 thoughts on “RNC Open Thread

  1. neocon1 August 28, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    Loved Nikki, great speech. Mrs Romney GREAT, strong American woman definitely first LADY material.
    fatso? ok, no bell ringer.

    • neocon1 August 28, 2012 / 11:33 pm

      ← What In The Hell Is Wrong With Liberals!

      EVERYTHING that is NOT wrong with conservatives, morals, values, truth, Godliness, charity, love, forgiveness, blessings, honor, country, and on and on.

      the other side death, perversion, hate, vitriol, arrogance, darkness, and the lack of anything Godly.

      • neocon1 August 28, 2012 / 11:35 pm


        Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
        For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

  2. Cluster August 28, 2012 / 11:33 pm

    You know what neocon – taking a cheap shot at his weight is juvenile and usually what I hear from liberals.

    Arthur Davis gave a great speech as did Mia and not surprisingly those speeches were not covered live by the liberal media.

    I thought Ann’s speech was excellent and I thought Christie contrasted the two ideologies pretty well. His line that the Democrats think people need to be coddled and want them to live the lie with them, was very good.

    • neocon1 August 28, 2012 / 11:38 pm

      I dont like him, a cheap shot ? nah my opinion of him.
      scales dont lie….

    • Retired Spook August 29, 2012 / 12:20 am

      Arthur Davis’ speech was dynamite. Actually, all the speeches I heard to night were great. The other side has to be a little frightened that they have virtually NO rising stars, while the GOP has too many to count.

  3. Cluster August 28, 2012 / 11:39 pm

    Another great line from Christie – “They believe in teachers unions. We believe in teachers”.

  4. Jeremiah August 28, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    All did GREAT!!! Very inspiring!!

  5. GMB August 29, 2012 / 5:44 am

    “I do believe that the broad majority is done with the old politics and is ready for the revolution.”

    Yes we are and yes it would be weird if Mitt was the leader. I do believe however, that the proof will start rearing it’s head Jan 21, 2013 when imo, we will have all three branches of the federal government controlled by repubs.

    If they can not accomplish anything, if they can not find the ability to start returning our freedoms to us, I am sure you get the picture.

    Time for excuses are over. Time for action will be at hand. The fact that the repub Speaker of the House can not be bothered with reading his party’s platform does not inspire confidence.

  6. Canadian Observer August 29, 2012 / 7:49 am


    remember when this site was called Blogs for Bush in support of his run for President. Why not show your support & loyalty to Romney in the same way and rename it Blogs for Romney? Don’t think you would get much of an argument from anyone who agrees with you that he is the one who will restore America to her past glory and once again make her the shining beacon of hope and liberty that was an inspiration to the rest of the world. If President Romney can undo the horrific damage that was inflicted on this great nation by that fellow “who has scripted himself to obtain maximum personal advantage from whatever situation he’s in”, wouldn’t renaming your blog would be a wonderful thing to do to show your gratitude?

    • Cluster August 29, 2012 / 7:52 am

      Hey CO, remember when you use to offer relevant commentary? No, neither do I.

    • neocon1 August 29, 2012 / 4:25 pm


      remember when you were referred to the book arguing with IDIOTS?
      you still are.

      • Canadian Observer August 29, 2012 / 4:44 pm

        I was not arguing with anyone, neocon, including idiots, which, by the way, is not a very nice thing to call yourself. I simply made a suggestion to Mark, period.

      • neocon1 August 30, 2012 / 7:00 am


        no YOU are the idiot, and we recommend the book for YOU to read ….capice?

    • Mark Edward Noonan August 29, 2012 / 10:32 pm


      Blogs for Bush was created for the 2004 election – it was Matt’s way of rallying blog support for President Bush in 2004 and it was very successful. The name was changed to Blogs for Victory because we wanted to move on to future issues (and we actually delayed the name change because we didn’t want liberals to think we were backing off our support for Bush…we were going to do it in 2005 but held off until 2007 for that reason). These days, the entire blogosphere has changed and there’s no need to set up a Blogs for Romney.

  7. Cluster August 29, 2012 / 8:10 am

    As mentioned before, MSNBC played to their racist base last night:

    MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black. Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech. And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too. Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.

    Now liberals can keep living the lie that conservatives are jaded old white guys. What would ever happen if they actually had to face the truth?

    • Retired Spook August 29, 2012 / 9:43 am


      I know you say you watch MSNBC for the entertainment value, but what’s entertaining about this.

      One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.

      If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.

      In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.

      Throughout this convention, Matthews has accused the Republicans of playing dog-whistle racist politics while on scene in Tampa. It isn’t clear, however, if Matthews will hurl accusations of racism at Davis, Love or Cruz for speeches his network failed to broadcast.

      • Cluster August 29, 2012 / 9:58 am

        I was going back and forth between Fox and MSNBC last night and was appalled at the fact that MSNBC DID NOT televise Mia’s, Arthur’s, or Ted Cruz’s speeches last night.

        My entertainment value with that network has transformed into disgust and outright disdain. In fact the previous thread “What in the hell is wrong with liberals” was a voice to that contempt.

        I am just amazed at what this democratic party and these liberals have become, and what they have done to our country and our children’s education and future. It must be stopped. They are un American, unpatriotic and don’t deserve to live in this great land. If I could, I would trade every single one of them for an immigrant that wanted a shot at the American dream.

      • Retired Spook August 29, 2012 / 10:06 am

        I am just amazed at what this democratic party and these liberals have become, and what they have done to our country and our children’s education and future.

        For political junkies, and brain-dead individuals who still haven’t made up their mind, the Democrat Convention next week should offer a stark contrast. It would appear that the Democrat Party has aborted most of its young stars.

      • Cluster August 29, 2012 / 10:49 am

        Aborted is the right word, because that will be the primary focus of that convention – abortion. It’s sad that a major political party is now solely and myopically focused on killing the unborn.

      • Amazona August 29, 2012 / 3:09 pm

        They HAVE to make this about abortion, and/or some other trumped-up “issue” they can dangle in front of the brain-dead to get them riled up.

        They for damned sure can’t run on their ideology. Can you imagine them standing up and admitting “We object to the Constitution of the United States and do not agree that it should be the blueprint for how to govern this nation. We do not believe in small, limited central government, but in huge and powerful central power and authority. We do not think power should be left to the states, or to the people, but should be vested in a few ruling elites who then have the ability to dictate how we all live—what we eat, what kind of work we we do, what kind of houses we can live in, how warm/cold those houses are, how big they can be, how much money we can make, how much of that we can keep, how we should spend what we get to keep, what we have to drive, how we get our health care, how we get our retirement income, etc. THIS is the decision we are asking you to make—the Constitutional way or our way. The rest is just window dressing, just bait to lure people in to make decisions based on how the FEEL about things.”

        No, it will be about abortion. And the claim that Romney and the Right want to force employers to DENY ACCESS to health care for women.

        Some dopes will buy into it.

  8. irisspirit August 29, 2012 / 10:09 am

    Too bad Chris Christie isn’t the GOP presidential candidate. He has personality and strong opinions and is not afraid to lead. Mitt is so wooden – there is just something about him that makes one uncomfortable. No warmth. It is a good thing he married Ann. She has so much more appeal than Mitt – but she is not the one running for President. Christie needs to get in good physical shape in the next four years so he can run for president. Not putting down his weight – he just needs to be healthier – or at least look healthier. He has a great wife as well – very down to earth.

    • Retired Spook August 29, 2012 / 11:59 am

      Too bad Chris Christie isn’t the GOP presidential candidate. He has personality and strong opinions and is not afraid to lead.

      So then, if Christie is the GOP candidate in 2016 or 2020, you’ve vote for him, Velma? Or, if he were the candidate this year, you’d vote for him over Obama?

      • irisspirit August 29, 2012 / 1:02 pm

        I certainly would consider voting for him in 2016. Since he is not the candidate for 2012 the question is moot. I cannot vote for Mitt. He scares me. I do not think he has a clue how the middle class lives.

      • Amazona August 29, 2012 / 3:02 pm

        “I do not think he has a clue how the middle class lives.”

        What, you think he has no memory of living in college housing, having to use a fold-out ironing board for a dining table and a door on sawhorses for a desk?

        He gave away his inheritance, he started from the bottom and worked his way up, he had to work his way UP to the middle class, and it is beyond stupid to assume that you have live a certain lifestyle to be able to understand it.

        Which is why you think this way.

      • Mark Edward Noonan August 29, 2012 / 10:33 pm


        Yeah, and Obama has “Middle Class” just written all over him ’cause all the middle class was able to cruise through the Ivy League and then have an easy path to power…

    • Amazona August 29, 2012 / 12:13 pm

      If Velma has her way, we;ll just scrap all this policy/issue talk anyway, since no one cares, and just have a personality contest.

      We can vote on who looks the best, who is the least “wooden”, who has the most charm, who has the nicest wife, who tells the best joke, and maybe—MAYBE—-give each of them one question, like in the Miss America Pageant, so we can hear a few platitudes and score them on how much poise they have when they answer the question.

      I want a wardrobe category, too.

      You know, so we can vote based on who has more “appeal”. And the most important thing is to have someone who doesn’t, uh, you know, well, ahhh, uh, make you feel “uncomfortable”. Somehow. You know, just—– “something” .

      • irisspirit August 29, 2012 / 1:04 pm

        You are your usual snotty, unpleasant and irrelevant amazona woman. You never fail to delivery the crass and ugly comments. Have a good day – if that is possible for someone who is completely consumed with hate.

      • Amazona August 29, 2012 / 2:58 pm

        Oh, get a grip, Vel. I used your own words. You should know by now that when you come here and sound silly, we will notice.

        Actually, I was rather impressed with you, being so honest and all, dropping any pretense of looking beyond appearance and how someone makes you FEEL to make your electoral decisions. I thought it showed progress.

        But darlin’, if you think I am consumed by hate just because I notice that you are batty, then this can just be added to your loooooong list of wrong beliefs.

    • neocon1 August 29, 2012 / 4:28 pm

      Of course you would like the RINO sspirit

  9. Cluster August 29, 2012 / 10:54 am

    I want to point out that another worthless liberal has chimed in with the usual DNC talking point garbage, and then proceeded to call us minions, completely oblivious to the irony. I don’t know who these liberals think they are but I can tell you this, they are not who they think they are. Not even close.

    • neocon1 August 29, 2012 / 4:47 pm

      HUH?? KKK?

      someone needs to these Morons they are at the WRONG KKKonvention!!

      they took a HARD LEFT turn for this place…….

      ‘FU** THESE CRAKKKAS’: New Black Panthers Seemingly Planning Thursday RNC Action


      • neocon1 August 29, 2012 / 4:59 pm

        Ahhhhh the TOLERANT LOVING left…….

    • dbschmidt August 29, 2012 / 5:33 pm

      As the old saying goes (which directly applies to Chris Matthews) “if you can hear the dog whistle–that means you are the dog.” Which I guess could be equally applied to all of the left’s minions.

  10. sarahbloch August 29, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    Mia Love is a brilliant woman but she’s polling ten points behind her opponent in the last poll we saw.

  11. Cluster August 29, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Can’t wait to see Ryan. He will knock it out of the park tonight.

  12. Cluster August 29, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    Condi knocked it out of the park!!!!

  13. Jeremiah August 30, 2012 / 1:10 am

    Condoleezza Rice did a marvelous job on her speech!! As did Mike Huckabee, and VP candidate Paul Ryan!! They did great!!

  14. Raging Bull August 30, 2012 / 11:39 am

    just finished watching some of the speakers from last night. all i can say is I HEART SUSANA MARTINEZ!!!!!

  15. Retired Spook August 30, 2012 / 12:22 pm

    UPDATE IV: With all the GOPalooza going on if you feel the need for some quality, Obama Time, then Suitably Flip has the torture implement ready.

    3.1 million — 7 million, what’s the difference? I mean, it’s only people.

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