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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Announces First Wave of Republican Convention Headliners
Republican National Committee ^ | 8/6/12 | Reince Priebus

Posted on 08/06/2012 8:13:45 AM PDT by JeepersFreepers

Tampa, Fla. – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced the first list of headliners addressing the Republican National Convention August 27-30. Additional convention speakers, including the keynote, will be announced in the coming days and weeks. The speakers are:

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina and the youngest sitting governor in the United States;

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, the 44th governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate is a NY Times best-selling author, radio and television show host;

Ohio Governor John Kasich, former House Budget Committee chairman;

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, the first female Hispanic governor in the U.S. and the first female governor of New Mexico;

Arizona Senator John McCain, the party’s 2008 nominee, now serving his fifth term in the U.S. Senate;

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, America’s 66th secretary of state and the first African-American female to hold the position; and

Florida Governor Rick Scott, from the convention host state.

(Excerpt) Read more at gopconvention2012.com ...


TOPICS: Announcements; Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; mccain; republicanconvention; rinos; rinos4ever; rinos4obamacare; rinos4romney; rinos4tarp; speakers
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Wow! McLame and Huckster. These speakers should motivate the conservative base to go all out for Romney.

They don't call the GOP the stupid party for nothing.

1 posted on 08/06/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by JeepersFreepers
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To: JeepersFreepers

oh cant wait, the suspense is killing me.

Can;t wait for him to pick some other boring no emotion RINO, pro homo, pro liberal socila issues guy for VP too.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: JeepersFreepers

Gingrich, Palin and Cain need to speak. It’s a convention. We need red meat, not let’s all get along dullards.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 8:20:11 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I wish he’d pick Gingrich as VP.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 8:21:32 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: JeepersFreepers

This Reince ‘and repeat’ Priebus is an absolute moron. McCain?Huckabee? No Sarah?? The RNCe is stuck on stupid!!


5 posted on 08/06/2012 8:21:44 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: JeepersFreepers

Stupendously underwhelming.

Conservatives, your party has been co-opted. What will you do about it?


6 posted on 08/06/2012 8:22:31 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: JeepersFreepers
McLame is a courtesy extended to former nominees. The Huckster, I think, earned his role with the Chick fil' A Appreciation Day.

There are a lot of people in the GOP who love his social conservative credentials AND his social justice economics. How do you think he got elected governor of Arkansas twice?

What I find more telling about this list of speakers, however, is that it probably means none of them will be selected as VP.

7 posted on 08/06/2012 8:22:53 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JeepersFreepers

What a freakin’ neocon liberal socialist lineup.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 8:23:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

What a freakin’ neocon liberal socialist lineup.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 8:24:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: JeepersFreepers
“Wow! McLame and Huckster.”

I don't like the GOP establishment either, and their picks. However, I will point out that Mike Huckabee was one of the driving forces behind the Chick-Fil-A support. Huckabee is a solid moral conservative; even if lacking in other areas. I will be surprized if he gives Romney more than a Luke warm mention.

10 posted on 08/06/2012 8:25:39 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: JeepersFreepers
Conservative Governor Sarah Palin is not invited ???

Typical Liberal Willard...

Dump the Conservatives and the TEA Party...


11 posted on 08/06/2012 8:27:33 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: JeepersFreepers
Yawn.

The Palin snub is now officially confirmed.

12 posted on 08/06/2012 8:29:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: JeepersFreepers
Wow! McLame and Huckster.

Whaaat? No Dole?

13 posted on 08/06/2012 8:30:10 AM PDT by varon (The patriots stand guard tonight.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

RNC Chair trumpeting the me-too diversity credo.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 8:32:16 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: JeepersFreepers
Where are:

- Talk Radio hosts Limbaugh, Levin, Hannity, Wilkow ??
- Celebrities Norris, Nugent, Eastwood, Stallone, Willis, Downey ??
- Pundits Coulter, Malkin, Crowley ??

15 posted on 08/06/2012 8:32:16 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Sola Veritas
Mike Huckabee has already endorsed Romney. Here is what he said in May: Mike Huckabee: “I am going to do everything I can humanly do for Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States.” “... Mitt has worked hard. He’s the nominee by having earned it. And he has my absolute and total and full support.” “I’m voting for Mitt,” he said. “Look, Mitt’s going to be a good president, and I think when you look at what Obama has done and what Mitt Romney brings to the table in terms of being able to manage something, anything."
16 posted on 08/06/2012 8:33:00 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: JeepersFreepers

The RINO’s in control of the RNC are trying to throw the presidential election again just like 2008. The Huckster and McLame. Surprised that Lindsay Grahamnesty is not on the list.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: JeepersFreepers
The GOPe is supported by Democrats who hail its new Emperor
Mr. RomneyCARE is nothing
if not the Inventor of ObamaCARE and Death Panels.

Oh joy.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: varon
With the lineup they picked, I wonder if the GOP will be honoring Lugar for a lifetime of “achievement”?
19 posted on 08/06/2012 8:34:52 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: JeepersFreepers

That isn’t the GOP Convention it’s the RINO Convention.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 8:35:08 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: Timber Rattler

How is it officially confirmed? This is just the “first wave” of announcements. Left out are some people who will obviously be there, such as Christie and Rubio.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 8:35:57 AM PDT by Humbug
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To: jospehm20

Netflix and channel surfing will see tremendous gains.

I will watch Gov. Martinez, because I am not familiar with her. As for McCain, Huckabee, Rice, et al., I wouldn’t waste the time.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 8:42:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: cotton1706
Gingrich, Palin and Cain need to speak.

if they don't, we need to turn the convention into a Conservative equivalent of '68 DNC in Chicago.

God, these people are so friggin STUPID

23 posted on 08/06/2012 8:42:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

No Scott Walker, No Gingrich, No Cain,

Wow, this is a terrible lineup.

What about Trey Gowdy? Now that guy can fire up some people.

What about Mike Kelly?


24 posted on 08/06/2012 8:43:08 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Timber Rattler

I am sure that EVERY speaker has endorsed the GOP’s candidate for president.

If Palin has decided not to endorse in this presidential race, can you blame the GOP for filling her spot with someone who IS on the team?

Every speaker is going to say something like this: “.... so join me in helping to elect ______ President of the United States!”

If Palin can’t do better than “... help me to elect Anybody But Obama!” then why would the GOP want her to speak?

(If you were running for office, would you let someone speak at your banquet who has not endorsed you?)


25 posted on 08/06/2012 8:47:47 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: JeepersFreepers

Hopefully by 2016 the TEA Party will know better and run a parallel convention. It would be conservative nirvana where the real business takes place.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 8:50:31 AM PDT by Conservative Infidel (How come they call it "Tourist Season" if we can't shoot them??)
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To: DFG; Lazmataz
Surprised that Lindsay Grahamnesty is not on the list.

He'll be there, you just won't see him crouched down in the lectern when McLame is speaking. Hey Laz, did you not recognize the half a loaf they were throwing to the Tea Party with Martinez, Scott and Haley?

27 posted on 08/06/2012 8:51:04 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

Oh Lord, Trikki Nikki...


28 posted on 08/06/2012 8:51:11 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: Tennessee Nana; Timber Rattler
The more they try to marginalize Palin the stronger she becomes.

She will be in town, but is too savvy to crash the convention.

But will draw some of the media attention away from the RINO love fest.

29 posted on 08/06/2012 8:52:44 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand; All
If Palin can’t do better than “... help me to elect Anybody But Obama!” then why would the GOP want her to speak?

Here's some recent history for you..

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite?

30 posted on 08/06/2012 8:57:19 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: AdamBomb
Wow, this is a terrible lineup.

The 2008 lineup had at least 30 speakers. Based on that, this list is only 25% of who will be speaking. I'm thinking they are saving the best for last!

31 posted on 08/06/2012 9:06:00 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: Timber Rattler

Seriously, if you were a candidate for public office would YOU invite someone to speak at your event if they refused to endorse you?


32 posted on 08/06/2012 9:06:07 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: AdamBomb
Wow, this is a terrible lineup.

The 2008 lineup had at least 30 speakers. Based on that, this list is only 25% of who will be speaking. I'm thinking they are saving the best for last!

33 posted on 08/06/2012 9:06:07 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

True...Palin has yet to endorse the GOP candidate...not sure why she would get a slot at this point.


34 posted on 08/06/2012 9:12:59 AM PDT by what's up
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To: JeepersFreepers

“Conservative gop activists” Carolyn Kennedy, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Michael Moore, Chris Matthews and Bob Beckel will headline the gop convention in Tampa... and then the progressive wing of the gop will be heard from.


35 posted on 08/06/2012 9:13:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: JeepersFreepers

If the Republican Party understands the significance of and the power behind the American People’s rejection of the party of the left, they will reaffirm their allegiance to our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence and our way of life at the national convention.

And then they should come out swinging at the leftists who are taking increasingly bigger, bolder steps away from the Constitution.

Does not Priebus and his friends recognize the Democrats are unceasingly moving US towards a method of government they still send our military halfway around the world to battle?

Stupid like a den of foxes.


36 posted on 08/06/2012 9:27:20 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: noexcuses

I’m thinking they are saving the best for last!
______________________________________

and your idea of “best” would be ???


37 posted on 08/06/2012 9:28:07 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: MurrietaMadman
Since everyone knows that the dims have become a communist party... preibus is working on turning the gop into a progressive socialist party (the old dim party) and thinks that they can win by turning those dim progressives that think the dim party has moved too far to the left... into gop voters. They do not care about Conservatives... as long as we STFU and do exactly as the overlords in the gop order us to do.

LLS

38 posted on 08/06/2012 9:35:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Tennessee Nana
and your idea of “best” would be ???

My short list of convention speakers would include Rick Santorum, Clint Eastwood, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Newt Ginrich, Dennis Miller, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and Michelle Bachman.

39 posted on 08/06/2012 9:43:16 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: JeepersFreepers

So they have decided to play the “me too” game by including, ‘first” gender/race” in the bios. Guess we can probably look forward to Lindsey Graham too then. And, do we have someone in a wheel chair who could speak? We got the “old” and “young” boxes checked off.


40 posted on 08/06/2012 9:44:16 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: cotton1706

Where is DeMint? Gov. Walker of Wisconsin? Palin? Newt? this is disgusting. Romney and the good ole boys in the establishment are not uniting the true conservatives.


41 posted on 08/06/2012 9:45:48 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: LibLieSlayer
They do not care about Conservatives... as long as we STFU and do exactly as the overlords in the gop order us to do.

Somebody had to get booted out of the tent to make room for all the crisco butts satisfied with an occasional political reach around.

42 posted on 08/06/2012 9:47:57 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: JeepersFreepers

Do people on either side actually watch this crap? I wouldn’t watch regardless of who is on.

Real life and death problems and both sides have a wrestling event with scripted promos. Complete with each person getting their theme music as they walk out.

Just stupid from both political sides. Total crapfest and boredom from complete hacks and phonies.


43 posted on 08/06/2012 9:49:34 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: MurrietaMadman
Their tent is not big enough for us to enjoy but our money fits into their account perfectly. Funny how that works out!

LLS

44 posted on 08/06/2012 9:52:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Given the history, I’m sure they would say that it is WE that are trying to co-opt their Grand Old Party. It’s the problem we face with only two parties. As folks recoil in horror from what they wrought last time, they flee into the big tent, but their tidal influx keeps the party moving leftward. Not that I agree with that, necessarily.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 9:52:35 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: JeepersFreepers

Yeh, really. More of the same old garbage from the same old wastebaskets.


46 posted on 08/06/2012 10:01:26 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

“Look, Mitt’s going to be a good president, and I think when you look at what Obama has done and what Mitt Romney brings to the table in terms of being able to manage something, anything.”

Well, I guess Mike has lost credibility in my eyes (although he did say “good” not “great” - this could be damning with faint praise). Thanks for the information.

Has Sarah Palin been as vocal in support of Romney?


47 posted on 08/06/2012 10:06:11 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Thanks again for the quote by Mike Huckabee. I am afraid that Mike has, like so many before him, been infected by that terrible virus known as “party loyalty.” This disease keeps, otherwise conservative, folks from opposing a bad call by someone in their own party...or someone in their party running for office.


48 posted on 08/06/2012 10:11:28 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: JeepersFreepers

McLame but no Palin.

Screw you RNC


49 posted on 08/06/2012 10:29:11 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: noexcuses

“My short list of convention speakers would include Rick Santorum, Clint Eastwood, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Newt Ginrich, Dennis Miller, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and Michelle Bachman.”

Except for Palin (and maybe even including her), I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re soon attacked for any or all of the rest of your choices. Circular firing squad.


50 posted on 08/06/2012 10:31:41 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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