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  • Romney was not the problem

    11/22/2012 10:31:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole. But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: “What we...
  • 6 Things You Don't Do in Front of White Folks

    11/12/2012 9:50:33 AM PST · by ro_dreaming · 86 replies
    Madame Noire ^ | September 4th, 2012 | Renay Alize
    #4 - I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been surprised to learn that one of my white friends or associates was a Republican. Ugh. It’s a troubling realization. Not only because of the political ideologies; (I don’t understand why folk can’t see the Republicans are just about money.), but also because the Republican party has been known to associate and or attract the type of folk who cling to racist, sexist and classist thoughts and even behaviors. There’s the tea party folk, the Todd Akin type dudes and most recently people who can’t act like they have a...
  • Clint Eastwood doesn't 'give a crap' about critics of his RNC speech

    09/17/2012 11:30:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 9-17-2012 | TMZ
    Clint Eastwood says he doesn't really care about the people who ripped his impromptu "chair" speech at the Republican National Convention, saying he was just expressing his feelings. Eastwood appeared on "Good Morning America" this morning and the 82-year-old explained one of the reasons he didn't want to give a traditional speech off a teleprompter that night is because "I didn't have my glasses with me ... so I wouldn't have been able to read it." Instead, he explained: "So then I’m just sitting there and the guy says, ‘You wanna sit down?’ and I said ‘No, but put that...
  • Scarborough: Eastwood Spoke 'From The Bottom Of A Bottle'

    09/10/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has suggested that Clint Eastwood was drunk when he gave his RNC speech. Today's Morning Joe opened with a clip of Mitt Romney telling David Gregory that it was a thrill to have Eastwood speak on his behalf at the RNC, and that he felt Eastwood spoke "from the heart." Scarborough came on and said that rather than speaking from the heart, Eastwood spoke more "from the bottom of a bottle." View the video here.
  • Eastwood's 'Empty Chair' Speech Gets Under Big Labor's Skin, Provokes Violent Reaction

    09/03/2012 8:16:48 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    The Politico, in its report on what turned out to be the center-right's "Empty Chair Day," covered the reaction of one prominent member of organized labor to Clint Eastwood's supposedly horrible (if you believe leftist pundits) speech at the Republican National Convention. If it was really that awful, they would be taking pity on Clint. Instead, they're getting hostile, meaning that the Hollywood Academy Award winner really got under their skin, as seen in an understated report by the online web site's Tim Mak and Juana Summers (bolds are mine througout this post): AFSCME President Lee Saunders, capping off a...
  • Cruel Conservatives Throw a Masquerade Ball (barf alert)

    09/03/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 1, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    MESSAGE: They care. Republicans care deeply. They really do. They care deeply about making us think that they care deeply. That’s why they knocked themselves out producing a convention that was a colossal hoax.
  • Romney pledges to protect ‘sanctity of life,’ marriage in GOP acceptance speech

    08/31/2012 1:56:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 114 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 31, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    TAMPA, August 31, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech at the GOP convention Thursday night, laying out his vision for a Romney presidency. “Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for president of the United States of America,” Romney said. “I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.” In a speech focusing mainly on the country’s economic quandary and his own life history, Romney inserted a reference to social issues, pledging to protect life and...
  • That Chair Was Racist (Clint's empty chair was meant to make a black man inconsequential /s)

    08/31/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2012 | William L. Gensert
    Who does Clint Eastwood think he is? Having an empty chair next to him on stage while he pretended to talk to a non-existent Barack Obama supposedly sitting in that chair was racism. It was intended to make our President seem small, inconsequential, like a black man who doesn't count -- or counts at most as 3/5 of a person. Was the empty chair a metaphor for Barack Obama as an empty suit, or an emperor with no clothes? This is clearly code for society's assumption that a black man cannot be taken seriously and is not up to the...
  • Obama Campaign Responds to Eastwood's Empty Chair Jibe

    08/31/2012 5:26:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 150 replies
    Friday, August 31, 2012 | Kristinn
    The Twitter account of Barack Obama responded last night to Clint Eastwood's Republican convention speech mocking Obama with an empty chair.A photo captioned "This seat's taken" was posted featuring a rear view of Obama presiding over a meeting while seated in a highback leather chair with a brass plaque on the back embossed, "THE PRESIDENT January 20, 2009"If the photo doesn't load, here's the URL: http://p.twimg.com/A1mY4mRCAAM_qwX.jpg:large
  • FNC"s Shannon Bream and her RNC Convention shoes.

    08/30/2012 10:08:30 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 42 replies
    FNC | 8/30/12
  • Paul Ryan And The Democrats "War on Facts" (Obama Can't Handle The Truth!)

    08/31/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by suspects · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 31, 2012 | Michael Graham
    “Dems need to hammer Ryan fast and prove clearly that he is a liar because he is a very skilled pol.” — Howard Fineman, Journalist (?) The Huffington Post To paraphrase Mark Twain, there are three kinds of liars: Liars, damned liars . . . and screaming, foamy-mouthed MSNBC hosts watching Paul Ryan speak. We have now moved into what academics might call the “post-factual” portion of the Obama campaign. For example: Tuesday night Ann Romney gives a warm, charmingly earnest speech. Obama flak Robert Gibbs calls it an “angry” night “full of insults.” What “insults?” He doesn’t say. He just says “Republicans...
  • In defense of Clint Eastwood: He was weird, but fantastic

    08/31/2012 3:26:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 148 replies
    Go ahead. Vet my day. A fistful of incoherence. High slurs rambler. Every which way and loose. Clint Eastwood, the 82-year-old movie star and director, inspired what seemed like enthusiasm inside the Republican National Convention's Tampa Bay Times Forum—and disbelief outside it and on Twitter.
  • Bob Schieffer (See BS) calls election for Obama based on Eastwood speech

    08/30/2012 8:12:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies
    BTLD | 8/30/12 | BTLD
    EASTWOOD WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO SPEAK FOR FIVE MINUTES!!! HE WENT ON FOR TEN MINUTES!!! Is that all you got, Bob?
  • Republican National Convention attendees throw peanuts at CNN camerawoman

    08/29/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT · by pepperdog · 45 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 29 August | Cynthia Hodges
    Two Republican National Convention attendees were thrown out of the RNC venue on Tuesday after several people say they witnessed the 2 individuals taunting a black camera operator...
  • Romney Acceptance Speech - Full Text

    08/30/2012 9:04:36 PM PDT · by GVnana · 22 replies
    WaPo (sorry) ^ | 8/29/2012
    Full text of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s remarks to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30 in Tampa , as prepared for delivery.Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility. Tonight I am asking you to join me to walk together to a better future. By my side, I have chosen a man with a big heart from a small town. He represents the best of...
  • RNC's Priebus: Matthews 'unhinged,' 'hysterical,' 'bizarre'

    08/30/2012 8:53:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/12 | Paul Bedard
    Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday unleashed a sharp attack on liberal TV critic Chris Matthews, calling the MSNBC Hardball host "bizarre," "unhinged," and "hysterical" for charging the GOP with playing the race card. Appearing on America's Radio News Network with hosts John McCaslin and Chris Salcedo, Priebus said that when challenged by Matthews over race earlier this week, he tried to avoid a fight, though he did call Matthews a "jerk." Recalling the episode, Priebus said, "my reaction was, as it was happening was, OK Chris Matthews is just trying to make a scene for his
  • Marco Rubio Speech - More government less freedom!!!!!!!! [gaffe]

    08/30/2012 9:06:13 PM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 122 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2012-08-30 | zombiedragon69
    Rubio's gaffe... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqrYc7CVTzg "Let’s make sure they write that we did our part. That we chose more government instead of more freedom."
  • Romney takes lead over Obama with convention "bounce": Reuters/Ipsos poll (44-42 likely voters)

    08/30/2012 8:26:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/30/2012 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Mitt Romney has moved into a narrow lead over U.S. President Barack Obama in a small bounce for him from the Republican National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday. Romney entered the week four points behind Obama in the first installment of a Reuters/Ipsos rolling poll, with Obama leading 46 percent to 42 percent. But the most recent daily rolling poll gave Romney a two-point lead of 44 percent to 42 percent among likely voters. The former governor of Massachusetts has been in the spotlight at the convention in Tampa, Florida, and was to make his acceptance...
  • CONVENTION BOUNCE: Mitt Romney Swings 6 Points And Leads Obama In A New Poll

    08/30/2012 8:20:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 30, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Mitt Romney has swung 6 points in three days in the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll as he prepares to give his big speech accepting the Republican nomination for president, now leading President Obama 44 to 42 percent in the poll among likely voters. The results suggest evidence of the traditional "bounce" a candidate typically enjoys from coverage of the party's convention. "I'd say the convention is going very well for him," Ipsos pollster Julia Clark told Reuters. The poll also shows some measures of Romney's personal attributes improving, though they're still not very good. Romney's likability is up to 30...
  • Transcript of Clint Eastwood speech at RNC

    08/30/2012 8:50:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-30-2012 | transcript
    Transcript of Clint Eastwood speech at RNC The following is a transcript of actor Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012. EASTWOOD: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Save a little for Mitt. (APPLAUSE) I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what's a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there, left of Lenin. At least that is what people think. That is not really the case. There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood....