Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,166
Woo hoo!! And now less than $9.9 to go!! Less than $1.1k to the yellow!! Go, FReepers, GO!! We can do this.

Keyword: democraticconvention

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Women's March Organizer Linda Sarsour Under Fire for Radical Islamist-Terrorist Ties

    01/26/2017 6:35:22 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2017 | William F. Jasper
    The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Linda Sarsour ascended the global stage at the Women’s March on Washington. Although not as famous as other speakers — Madonna, Michael Moore, Gloria Steinem, Ashley Judd, Angel a Davis, Van Jones — she is proving to be equally controversial. Sarsour (shown), a co-chair of the march, is a "Muslim feminist" and well-known Soros-funded activist in New York City, where she is executive director of the Arab Amer ican Association of New York (AAANY) and a director of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), a radical migrant-refugee "rights" organization. She is also, say critics, connected...
  • Did Bill Clinton Fall Asleep During Hillary’s Speech?

    07/28/2016 9:30:55 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 64 replies
  • How Obama made anti-Trump Republicans jealous

    07/28/2016 7:35:09 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/28/16 | Ell Watkins
    President Barack Obama gave a forceful speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday that left many conservative voices opposed to Donald Trump imagining what could have been. The initial reaction from many "Never Trump" Twitter users ranged from despondent at their own nominee to anger at the Democratic president's opportunity.
  • Democratic senators urge extra money for convention security

    06/10/2015 7:48:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 5:57 PM EDT
    Two Democratic senators are urging a Senate panel to help cover security costs at the 2016 presidential nominating conventions, saying extra money is needed to ensure law enforcement have sufficient manpower and equipment. In a letter this week, Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio asked the Appropriations Committee for an additional $100 million, to be divided equally between the two conventions. …
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • MUST SEE THIS PHOTO (God & Jerusalem vote) - "Picture snapped and emailed to me"

    09/06/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 77 replies
    Fox News/GretaWire ^ | 9/5/12 | Greta Van Susteren
    "Picture snapped and emailed to me by a colleague from the 'clarification' process" - Greta Van Susteren
  • Obama’s Charlotte convention lacks the star power of Denver

    08/22/2012 8:04:24 AM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies ^ | 8/22/12 | Emily Goodin
    The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., is expected to be far less star-studded than in 2008, when a rock-star-like President Obama first accepted his party’s nomination. There will be fewer parties celebrating Obama’s nomination and a smaller number of celebrities to watch him accept his party’s blessing, according to an early events list compiled by The Hill. Compared to the Democratic convention four years ago, this year’s gathering has a noticeably toned-down list of events and a much smaller A-list presence than Denver. That could change. Some organizations might be waiting to announce their festivities at a date closer...
  • Repubs Unite! Support Occupiers At Dem National Convention, Charlotte - September 2012

    03/19/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 3 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/19/2012 | JoeClarke.Net Sure, we conservatives have been slicing and dicing our candidates to find out what they're made of, as opposed to the Democrats,who launched a man to the presidency without even knowing, for sure, if he was even a U.S. citizen, or a compatriot of those SDS bombers Bill Ayers and wife, or what his legislative experience was, or how many communists he had befriended in his super secret history on earth.We have the opportunity of "returning good for evil," and "blessing those who curse us," by contributing to those unshaven and unshorn Occupiers, who have sacrificed their lives...
  • 'My Motives Were Pure and Innocent' (Kerry "band of brothers" man pleads guilty to child porn)

    12/23/2008 8:15:36 PM PST · by tlb · 95 replies · 4,094+ views
    Best of the Web ^ | Dec. 23, 2008 | JAMES TARANTO
    Remember Wade Sanders? He was one of the "band of brothers"--Swift Boat veterans who supported John Kerry's presidential campaign and appeared onstage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Sanders was one of Kerry's nastiest surrogates. In August 2004, he likened the president to a "trapped animal." In September, he compared Karl Rove and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth chief John O'Neill to Josef Goebbels. He repeatedly referred to the president and his men as "chicken hawks," an especially nasty term because it is slang for a child molester as well as a derisive term for a nonveteran who favors a...
  • Has He Lost His Mind? (Obama's Temple)

    08/27/2008 2:40:48 PM PDT · by mojito · 293 replies · 2,679+ views
    WaPo ^ | 8/27/2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>“Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.</p> <p>The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.</p>
  • Bill Clinton to miss Barack Obama's acceptance speech

    08/27/2008 9:44:35 AM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies · 244+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 8/27/2008 | Daniel Nesaw
    Bill Clinton will skip Barack Obama's acceptance of the Democratic nomination tomorrow night - a move likely to raise tensions the party has worked hard to soothe at its convention in Denver this week. The former's president's anticipated absence, first reported by CNN, comes after Hillary Clinton's well-received address to the convention last night in which she urged her nearly 18 million voters to back Obama as loyally as they did her. Obama will accept the nomination in a speech to a crowd of more than 75,000 at a football stadium. The former president, who campaigned fiercely for his wife,...
  • Maureen Dowd: Mile-high anxiety

    08/27/2008 9:16:40 AM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies · 530+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/27/2008 | Maureen Dowd
    I've been to a lot of conventions, and there's always something gratifyingly weird that happens. Dan Quayle acting like a Dancing Hamster. Teresa Heinz Kerry reprising Blanche DuBois. Dick Morris getting nabbed triangulating between a hooker and toes. But this Democratic convention has a vibe so weird and jittery, so at odds with the early thrilling fairy-dust feel of the Obama revolution, that I had to consult with Mike Murphy, the peppery Republican strategist and former McCain guru. "What is that feeling in the air?" I asked him. "Submerged hate," he promptly replied. There were a lot of bitter Clinton...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-27-08 (COLORADO [Be Sure to Wear a Gas Mask on Your Face])

    08/27/2008 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 49 replies · 222+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 27, 2008 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    RECREATE '68! DAYS OF RAGE! DAYS OF RESISTANCE! Yes, the moonbats are revolting! The feces has hit the fan in Denver, as the mile-high marchers have begun to RIOT4PEACE! But let's first get in the spirit of things with this ode to the anarchists. Click the music link and sing along! COLORADO (Be Sure to Wear a Gas Mask on Your Face)Tune: "San Francisco" (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)" Original If you're goin' to Colorado Be sure to wear a gas mask on your face If you're goin' to Colorado You're gonna breathe some pepper...
  • Zombie: Recreate 68 Finally Lives Up to Its Name: Riot in Denver (PHOTOS)

    08/26/2008 1:00:30 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies · 295+ views
    LittleGreenFootballs ^ | 8/26/2008 | "Zombie"
    Word had disseminated among the protest crowd that there was to be an "Anti-capitalist march" as well as a "Meet-up for Fundraiser Disruption" jointly announced by Recreate 68 and DNC Disruption 08, two radical groups dedicated to causing problems at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. A notice online said, "Interested parties will gather at 6pm at civic center park" where "top-secret information on a couple of the choicest fundraisers and parties in Denver" was to be handed out. Then, "at the appointed time monday night, we'll emerge from the shadows to reconvene in downtown and get down and dirty."
  • Obama, Clinton camps working on hotel roll-call vote

    08/26/2008 9:04:49 AM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies · 193+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8/26/2008 | Chuck Plunkett, Allison Sherry and Kimberly Johnson
    Supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton furiously circulated petitions on the floor of the Democratic National Convention last nigh, hoping to stave off a plan to hold the convention's roll call at breakfast Wednesday — out of the public eye — sources inside the delegations said. The move being worked out between the Obama campaign and officials behind Clinton's suspended bid, would work in two parts: Delegates would cast votes at their hotels Wednesday morning; that night, at the Pepsi Center convention site, the roll-call process would rely on the votes cast that morning, the delegates said. Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette,...
  • Obama Mentor Stirs The Race Pot, Black Hillary Supporter is 'Uncle Tom'

    08/26/2008 6:34:32 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 2 replies · 115+ views
    PDOP ^ | 08/26/2008 | J Brown
    There has been little discussion during this campaign of Obama surrogate and his admitted mentor Emil Jones. Jones is currently the Illinois Senate Majority Leader and responsible for first pushing Obama to run for office and then the US Senate. As Senate Majority Leader, Jones has proven to be one of the most divisive figures in Illinois Politics as a right-hand man of the unpopular Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. In recent weeks, while facing a backlash from his own party, Jones announced that he was retiring from politics; a move that well-received by the public who overwhelmingly did not approve...
  • Zombie: The Denver Games - Opening Ceremony (Moonbats on Parade Photo Essay)

    08/25/2008 2:34:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies · 174+ views
    LittleGreenFootballs ^ | 8/25/2008 | "El Marco"
    Although the Democratic National Convention doesn't start until today, Monday, August 25, the protests against the convention started the day before on Sunday. The PJM/LGF/zombietime photo team had not yet arrived in Denver, but luckily fellow photojournalist and LGF/zombietime stringer "El Marco" was on hand to record the day's goings-on. (For this one report, all the photos are courtesy of El Marco; captions and layout are by zombie.) Let the games begin!
  • Road to the Rockies: Kennedy to Take the Stage

    08/25/2008 1:19:21 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies · 123+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/2008 | Jeff Zeleny
    While Michelle Obama may be the featured speaker at the first night of the party’s convention, she will have some new high-profile Democrats as warm-up acts. The program on Monday evening was intended to pay tribute to the Kennedys, with Senator Edward M. Kennedy set to appear in a videotaped message. But senior campaign aides confirmed that Mr. Kennedy is planning to be on stage in person, making his biggest public appearance since he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. It is sure to be a night steeped in high emotion for Mr. Kennedy, a large assembly of his...
  • Clinton Advisers Skipping Obama Speech

    08/25/2008 1:13:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies · 147+ views
    WaPo ^ | 8/25/2008 | Matthew Mosk
    A number of Sen. Hillary Clinton's top advisers will not be staying in Denver long enough to hear Barack Obama accept the nomination for president, according to sources familiar with their schedules. Clinton will deliver her speech Tuesday night. She will hold a private meeting with her top financial supporters Wednesday at noon, and will thank her delegates at an event that afternoon. Former president Bill Clinton will speak that night. Several of Hillary Clinton's supporters are then planning to leave town. Among them, Terry McAuliffe, Clinton's campaign chairman, and longtime supporters Steve Rattner and Maureen White. Another of Clinton's...

    08/20/2008 11:24:17 AM PDT · by quintr · 4 replies · 126+ views ^ | August 20, 2008 | Jane Reinheimer
    Under the general category of "What were they thinking?" comes my question of why the leader of some 385,000 Catholics in the Denver area -- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput -- was not invited to deliver the opening prayer for the Democratic National Convention next week. After all, Catholicism is identified as the religious affiliation by a majority of members of the 110th Congress. ( Great profile, by the way. It includes careers, educational levels, and other interesting demographic data of the 110th Congress. According to this site, there are 130 representatives and 25 senators -- or 29% of the 110th...