DNC Convention – Open Thread

I am watching MSNBC and they are all a flutter that Romney has raised more than $100 million in each of the last three months, (which should tell them something) and bemoaning the fact that Obama will be outspent. It sounds like they are already setting the stage for the excuses when he loses.

How do you think the convention is going? Be civil.

UPDATE, by Mark Noonan:  Donks make a video claiming that government is the only thing we all belong to…Team Obama, in a panic, immediately disowns the video.  These people are just sad…both in what they believe and how cowardly they are about their beliefs.


74 thoughts on “DNC Convention – Open Thread

  1. neocon1 September 4, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    It is all lies by leftist cretins , perverts, and baby killers….I wont watch it.

    • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 1:37 pm

      I’m sure you have plenty of “stag” films to keep you occupied.

      • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 4:59 pm

        duane vasoline

        are you featured in any?
        could be on U tube tomorrow…..

      • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 5:34 pm

        YouTube doesn’t allow stag films neocon1 but you knew that already?

  2. Casper September 4, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    I’ll probably watch as much of the Democratic convention as I did the Republican. Maybe three or four hours. Mostly I will follow it online. It should be interesting though. I’ll be curious to see if Obama gets any kind of bounce in the polls.

  3. Amazona September 4, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    I was listening to Hugh Hewitt on my way home from Denver and he played parts of the barn-burners from Harry Reid and Ken Salazar—zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Reid just rattled off a list of delusions and Ken robotically declared that Obama’s mother was a brave woman and Barry and Michelle lived just like everyone else does (in a $1.3M dollar house acquired with help from a criminal) and wrote checks.

    “Lame” would have been high praise.

    I understand that they are using the short side of the arena instead of the long side, to make it look more crowded, and Drudge is reporting that they plan to move into the smaller arena for Barry’s speech because they just can’t get enough people in to fill the seats.

    But I did learn that it’s all the Republicans’ fault—except for doing the “right and brave” thing and killing Bin Laden.

    • neocon1 September 4, 2012 / 8:11 pm

      come one come all to the greatest show on earth

  4. Casper September 4, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    Loved the Ted Kennedy video. Especially Romney’s part.

  5. Cluster September 4, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    I also listened to a little bit of Hugh and he nailed it when he said – “all I have heard so far is that Obama will give you more stuff and the republicans are mean”.

    Ted Kennedy was a drunk, a womanizer and guilty of second degree murder. And yet is praised amongst democrats. Go figure.

    • Casper September 4, 2012 / 8:58 pm

      Ted Kennedy was a drunk and a womanizer. He was also a one of the most productive senators in history. I don’t excuse is weaknesses, but I admire his accomplishments.

      • neocon1 September 4, 2012 / 9:09 pm


        his “accomplishments”, murder young woman, murder babies, flood the country with ILLEGAL criminals, molest waitresses, molest young interns, have drunken orgy’s where his nephew rapes a woman at his house, drives his wife away then re marries against his religion, has close relative who murders young neighbor…..you must be soooo proud, of this drunken lion of the donkRAT partay!!

      • Amazona September 4, 2012 / 11:14 pm

        “… a drunk and a womanizer….”

        Nice way to gloss over a married man sleeping with a young campaign worker, getting drunk while driving with her, driving into the bay, and then callously leaving her to drown, alone, in the car while he swam to safety and then huddled with his team trying to figure out not how to go save her (evidence showed that she had tried to claw her way out of the car and lived for a while before drowning) but just on how to avoid having this affect his campaign.

        He did not even report the accident till THE NEXT DAY.

        But after all, he just drank too much and chased women—-no big deal.

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 4, 2012 / 11:39 pm


        Don’t be so harsh on Casper – after all, far more important than the odd dead campaign worker is the fact that The Lion of Liberalism was pro-choice…of course, he only became so when the NOW gang told him their price for not destroying him.

      • Retired Spook September 5, 2012 / 8:29 am

        Ted Kennedy was a drunk and a womanizer. He was also a one of the most productive senators in history.

        Really, Casper; what did the swimmer do to advance either liberty or prosperity?

      • GMB, your loveable Dictator, now looking for a Deputy Dictator. September 5, 2012 / 8:34 am

        What accomplishments would that be? Does Mary Jo agree with your assessment or does toeing the party line forgive murder.

        Dumb question right?

      • Amazona September 5, 2012 / 9:04 am

        Well, toeing the party line means shifting the brutality of dumping living babies onto shelves in laundry rooms, or in the trash, without comforting them as they die, into nothing more than quibbling about what to call this.

        casper claims to love his children, his grandchildren, even his students, but he could evidently look down on a naked, cold, and suffering infant and condemn it to a lonely and terrifying death without a blink, if someone had decreed that it would die anyway. Stick it on a shelf, shove it in a box, throw it in the trash, and leave it alone to die.

        Now these babies have survived efforts to kill them in the womb. They have been poisoned and then ejected into the world before their time. There is no proof, absolutely NONE, that they were born with terminal conditions and would die anyway. They were strong enough to survive the gestational creature’s efforts to kill them, only to be dependent on the non-existent decency of those present when they were born.

        BORN. Outside the womb, living, breathing, human beings. And casper has no criticism for his idol, Obama, for voting to discard them like trash. HE just wants to fuss over whether this should be called “infanticide”, because after all isn’t that what the discussion is about? Not the brutality of one focused on the harsh Leftist agenda of baby-killing at will, but on a WORD?

        Sorry, Mark, but when I see casper taking positions like this I hold out no hope that he will ever change. You say there is hope he will abandon Leftism, and I would agree, if his position were based on the political ideology of choosing a massive and powerful central government over a small and restricted one. But his position is one of overpowering emotional allegiance to all who represent this political model, and it is therefore one of character—or rather, lack of character—and not objective analysis of how best to govern the country.

    • Amazona September 4, 2012 / 11:02 pm

      I cracked up when the Kennedy speaker, whoever it was, said that Teddy is present at the convention, blahblahblah, “present in the character” of all those there. I just about drove off the road, I laughed so hard.

      • Retired Spook September 4, 2012 / 11:26 pm

        “present in the character” of all those there.

        The truth often makes the best comedy.

      • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 10:59 am

        “Well, toeing the party line means shifting the brutality of dumping living babies onto shelves in laundry rooms, or in the trash, without comforting them as they die, into nothing more than quibbling about what to call this.”

        The essence of the Conservative agenda, “We’ll tell you what to do. And we’ll lie to get the weak to believe what we believe.”

  6. Jeremiah September 4, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    How do you think the convention is going?

    Same ol’ story…

    Obummer is gonna “SAAAAVE THE WOOOORRRRLLLDDD!!!!”.


      • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 10:59 am

        Bad lodgings? So what?

      • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 5:03 pm

        dirty DNC guests bringing the lice and bed bugs with them…..so what to you duane vaseline

      • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 6:07 pm

        Neocon1 Like Tampa cops rounding up prostitutes so RNC delegates don’t get busted?

      • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 7:32 pm

        never happened

  7. Cluster September 4, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    Tammy Duckworth was impressive. Gutsy lady, and I wish her well. I am a little worried for her though, she ended her speech with “God bless America” probably not realizing that the DNC took God out of their platform.

    • neocon1 September 4, 2012 / 8:58 pm

      al Ubamas acceptance speech………….booooosh!!!

    • neocon1 September 4, 2012 / 9:12 pm


      Tammy Duckworth was impressive. Gutsy lady,

      just another cog in the chicago donk slime machine.
      gutsy? yeah!

    • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 6:08 pm

      It’s back in the platform.

  8. chrissyann September 4, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    I am patiently waiting for the waters to recede and getting my check written for $143,000. $16 trillion…………..that’ll leave a mark!

  9. Cluster September 4, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    It needs to be said that the arena the DNC convention is held in, is considerably smaller than the one the RNC had in Tampa, and if you look closely, the middle and upper bleachers are basically empty.

    • Casper September 4, 2012 / 10:24 pm

      Which is more important. The number on the inside watching, or the number outside watching?

      • Amazona September 4, 2012 / 11:10 pm

        Sure, cappy, there are just millions and millions glued to their TV sets, sucked in by the rhetorical skills of Reid and Salazar, more than enough to make up for the fact that they can’t find enough people to fill the seats.

        And it is not just this event that is proving to be a bust. Obama hasn’t been able to fill a venue all summer, which has been explained away with the pathetic claim that, well, they could if they WANTED to, but you see, they have made the decision to “limit” attendance to keep it all, you know, so much more—–intimate.

        I suggest that many of those “on the outside watching” are watching because it is so entertaining to see the Dems flopping and floundering around, pretending that they PREFER to have losers like Reid and Salazar.

        After all, when you don’t see people as individuals, but just as demographics, one old guy (Reid) is as good as any other (Eastwood) and one Hispanic (Salazar) is the same as any other (Rubio).

        What I want to know is, did Barry break down in front of the girls tonight? I know how desperately he wanted to keep them from seeing him cry, but you know, that Michelle just makes him get all misty…….

      • Casper September 4, 2012 / 11:18 pm

        I’m asking a question, not answering it. Let’s wait a week and find out the answer. Obviously, the people inside the convention centers have made up their minds. If tonight’s TV ratings are far less than last week’s then Obama is losing.

      • tiredoflibbs September 5, 2012 / 8:00 am

        cappy: “I’m asking a question, not answering it. ”

        You ask a lot of questions cappy. You don’t like the answers and ignore them. What is worse, you ignore questions asked of you, since you can’t answer them without regurgitating the leftist nonsense in which you were indoctrinated.

        You run and hide when your points are debunked and when you are challenged only to reappear in another thread spewing the same nonsense as before.


    • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 11:04 am

      How considerably smaller is the Time Warner Cable Arena Cluster?

      • dbschmidt September 5, 2012 / 6:41 pm

        Over 50,000 seats alone

  10. Amazona September 5, 2012 / 12:32 am

    I watched a few minutes of Michelle, and was very impressed—she has become quite an excellent speaker, and she pushed all the right buttons with the crowd. The cameras kept finding starry-eyed, sometimes rather weepy, absolutely entranced women in the audience.

    It was a tour de force, but knowing the truth made it a lot harder to be swayed by the truly impressive rhetoric and delivery. What I saw was fan-club stuff of how Obama comes home to her and expresses his concern for people, blah blah blah blah blah.

    It would probably play better if we didn’t have four years of Surly Barack, Pissed-Off Barack, mean Barack, “let them sit in the back of the bus” Barack,etc to compare to her giddy descriptions of Saint Barack.

    I think Ann Romney’s speech changed some minds about Mitt, but I think Michelle was speaking solely to the Obama choir. But boy did they ever eat it up!

    • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 5:18 am

      Obama comes home to her and expresses his concern for people,

      yeah the OWS, SEIU, NBBP, NOI, MUSLIM BROHOOD, CPUSA, TEAMSTERS, ANARCHISTS…….etc etc after a tough day of golfing……
      that is WHEN the Mooch out isnt stomping around the world with her posse and sacks full of OPM!

  11. Raging Bull September 5, 2012 / 5:15 am

    i find it curious that the NFL changed their opening game of the season to tonight instead of thursday night when it is usually held, as o not interfere with zerobama’s speech. not that they were worried about people turning off the game, but because the zero administration was afraid nobody would watch zerobama.

    well, now, slick willie is scheduled to speak tonight. how many people are gonna turn off the game to watch him rattle on about how zerobama is the right man for the job, knowing full well that American knows how clinton truly feels about the zero?

    • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 5:20 am

      the disbarred rapist in chief, bragging about the disbarred muslim usurper in chief….how touching.

    • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 6:40 am

      Hoffa Says Tea Party and John Birch Society Are One and the Same

      and I say, the communist party and the democRATS are one and the same, mr hoffa.

  12. Cluster September 5, 2012 / 7:13 am

    I did not watch Michelle’s very predictable speech. I know her character so I don’t need to hear her platitudes. Her petulant, Marie Antionette like behavior over the last four years says more than any 20 minute speech could ever say.

    • Amazona September 5, 2012 / 9:11 am

      Cluster, I knew pretty much what to expect from the content of Michelle’s speech, but I was curious to see which Michelle would be speaking—the scowling, hostile, surly, hateful Michelle who looks like she just found dog doo on her shoe, or a perky upbeat rah-rah cheerleader Michelle.

      It only took a few seconds to see the cheerleader, though I suppose she might have shifted into Attack Dog Michelle later on. But she has really become a powerful speaker and it was quite a performance.

      I had to change channels when she started to talk about her early history with Barack, probably trying to upstage Ann Romney’s story of using a door on saw horses for a desk and an ironing board for a table. She started off on that old “having to pay off student loans” thing, but what gagged me was “..there we were, so young, SO MUCH IN LOVE…”

      • Retired Spook September 5, 2012 / 11:56 am

        There was one Freudian slip in Michelle’s speech when she said, “being President doesn’t change who you are; it reveals who you are.” Man, does it ever.

    • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 11:05 am

      This makes you an idiot Cluster. I watched the majority of the RNC. It is always better to know what the other side is doing and saying than not. Conservative anti-intellectualism on the march!

      • Cluster September 5, 2012 / 1:12 pm

        That’s a nice complement Diane, thank you. But you see, the Obama’s have an actual record of performance to judge them on. I have heard enough of their speeches and quite frankly, it’s mostly empty rhetoric. What I judge them on now is their record, and I am not impressed.

      • Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F. September 5, 2012 / 1:39 pm

        Vote early and often then.

      • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 5:15 pm

        Vote early and often then.

        OOH you donks ALWAYS do…..that is why you are scared to death of having to show ID

  13. dbschmidt September 5, 2012 / 7:18 am

    Last time I checked (very recently) the Constitution starts with “We the People,” not “We the Government.” Includes the truth that we the people are “endowed by our Creator” not the State. Day 1 for the DNC was “interesting” to say the least.

  14. Cluster September 5, 2012 / 7:26 am

    I am currently listening to Valerie Jarrett and that’s interesting to say the least. She is following Obama’s lead from the other day and saying that Obama is now finally prepared to listen and compromise with the GOP. He’s had four years to do just that, but two months from the election, he now takes a conciliatory tone. Can you say desperate and insincere?

  15. Cluster September 5, 2012 / 7:42 am

    Years ago, Saturday Night Live did a skit called “Lowered Expectations”. That skit has now transformed into the Democrat Convention. I will give them credit for doing their best to put a shine and polish and what has been a very below average performance.

    • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 5:16 pm


      you cant shine a t#@d !

  16. GMB, your loveable Dictator, now looking for a Deputy Dictator,rnna, cnna. September 5, 2012 / 9:29 am

    Forty-two straight months of eight percent plus unemployment. Real household income is down over seven percent during barkys term acting as our President.

    Queen mooch of arugula says we are better off than we were four years ago. We will find out how believable she was two months and one day from now.

  17. GMB, your loveable Dictator, now looking for a Deputy Dictator,rnna, cnna. September 5, 2012 / 9:58 am

    $16 trillion US Government debt. I remember when borrowing money was “unpatriotic” barky obviously forgot that one.


      • GMB, your loveable Dictator, now looking for a Deputy Dictator,rnna, cnna. September 5, 2012 / 12:46 pm

        That’s an awful lot of initials there Spook. No need for all that, Just “GMB” or even “G” will do.


        I have been saying for a long time that the Weimar Republik is where we are headed and that I look forward to taking a barrel full of greenbacks to the store to buy a loaf a bread. It would seem that me and the Gentleman who authored your link agree on this.

        Just for fun though. The GMG and myself have not bought bread at a store since two years ago.

        Things like this make me glad I live on a farm. Now if only there was a simple way to refine your own gasoline. 😦

      • Retired Spook September 5, 2012 / 4:39 pm

        Here is one you might like Spook.

        Great article, G. I especially liked this part:

        The magic formula in which the wealth produced by the market economy is redistributed by the state – from those who produce it to those whom the government believes deserve it – has gone bust. The crash of 2008 exposed a devastating truth that went much deeper than the discovery of a generation of delinquent bankers, or a transitory property bubble. It has become apparent to anyone with a grip on economic reality that free markets simply cannot produce enough wealth to support the sort of universal entitlement programmes which the populations of democratic countries have been led to expect. The fantasy may be sustained for a while by the relentless production of phoney money to fund benefits and job-creation projects, until the economy is turned into a meaningless internal recycling mechanism in the style of the old Soviet Union.

        I would add, with respect to the bolded part, that’s especially true if the redistributed money is used to pay the employees a disproportionately higher wage and provide them with a disproportionately better retirement than the people they serve.

  18. GMB, your loveable Dictator, now looking for a Deputy Dictator,rnna, cnna. September 5, 2012 / 10:26 am

    The collectivists on the donk side know it is over.

    This proves it. lolzer.


  19. GMB, your loveable Dictator, now looking for a Deputy Dictator,rnna, cnna. September 5, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    Oh rats, gone already. I was going to ask, since future Vice President Ryan has been compared to both herr schicklegruber and herr göbbles in the last couple of days and now South Carolina Governor Haley has been been compared to frau schicklegruber nee braun
    yesterday, I ramble.

    Please allow the nameless one to make some nazi comparisons. It should be fun.


    • Retired Spook September 5, 2012 / 1:34 pm

      That’s an awful lot of initials there Spook. No need for all that, Just “GMB” or even “G” will do.

      And here I thought you’d joined the Forker brigade, heh. (just kidding)

    • Retired Spook September 5, 2012 / 1:37 pm

      Please allow the nameless one to make some nazi comparisons.

      G, (it really is OK to just call you G?) it appears that the race card is wearing thin. The Nazi card is the Donks fall-back position. It should garner them a lot of votes from Independents and moderates.

      • GMB September 5, 2012 / 1:41 pm

        “G” is just fine.

        No, I have not joined the forker brigade. 🙂 lolzer. I wouldn’t want to class the place up a couple of hundred notches.


  20. GMB September 5, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Moderators ruling requested. Since the donks have this thing with comparing repubs with nazis, and none of the donkyrat supporters have a problem with this, is it ok to compare the donkyrats who infest this blog with nazis too?

    I guess it depends on the basis used for the comparison. To just simply call someone a Nazi or Fascist is unacceptable in my view. If someone has done or said something that is comparable to a Nazi act or speech or writing, then I say go for it. The worst that can happen is one of the other moderators (Bravo or Charlie) will delete it. We moderators are an independent bunch.//Moderator Alpha

  21. Retired Spook September 5, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    V4A, you sound very familiar, perhaps an old timer from B4B days. What’s the matter — did your meds run out?

    • Cluster September 5, 2012 / 4:51 pm

      V4A certainly seems like a well educated and rational person. He has obviously put a lot a thought into his decision./sarc

      Just an aside – did you know that Health Sec. Kathleen Sebelius thinks that being a mother is a liability. Isn’t that sweet?

      • neocon1 September 5, 2012 / 5:25 pm

        53 MILLION dead and counting cluster, seems a LOT of donks think think the next generation raised by them are a liability.
        I guess they prefer to OUT SOURCE that to meheko, somalia, south america, haiti, through illegals trespassing and sucking off working Americans. so they have fresh votes for the plantation.

      • GMB September 5, 2012 / 5:47 pm

        I had specific nazi comparisons in mind. I have no problem picturing the forker diane as elsie koch in a former life. Thomas/James I would have no problem picturing as igor kaminski/ oscar dirlewanger.

        In my opinion the comparisons would be very appropriate.

  22. Cluster September 5, 2012 / 4:57 pm

    So you’re not to fond of smart and accomplished women who have raised an incredible family and battled MS and cancer, right Freddy? Do you prefer women that are promiscuous and kill their unborn children?

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