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  • Kathleen Parker on Race and the Republicans

    09/04/2012 12:15:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | September 3, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Kathleen Parker wrote a column lamenting the Republican party’s lack of racial diversity. I don’t have any quarrel with her thesis — I’d like the party to do a better job of attracting blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, too — but I found one remark of Parker’s puzzling. >>>>Republicans can honestly boast of having once been the party of firsts. The first Hispanic, African American, Asian American and Native American in the Senate were all Republicans. But that was before the GOP went south, banished its centrists and embraced social conservatives in a no-exit marriage.<<<< In 90 percent of political commentary,...
  • RNC Ad Shows Obama Recycling Speeches From 2008

    09/03/2012 4:26:33 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/12 | RNC
    The RNC has released an ad featuring President Obama using the exact same language and talking points from the 2008 campaign in his speeches in 2012. The ad highlights one of the Romney camp's strategies during the DNC Convention this week as they attempt to make the case that President Obama has been ineffective as a leader and is nothing more than an eloquent rhetorician with no actual accomplishments or plans.
  • Pro-Abortion Democrats Scream at 11-Year-Old Pro-Life Girl at Convention

    09/03/2012 2:57:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Life News ^ | September 3, 2012 | Bryan Kemper
    I want you to meet my friend and fellow abortion abolitionist, 11-year-old Zoe Griffin. In a world when grown adults ignore, deny or just don’t care about the abortion holocaust that has claimed over 55 Million of Zoe’s generation, she is willing to take a stand no matter what people think. Zoe joined her mother and friends to lay thousands of roses outside the site of the democratic convention and pray for the babies, the politicians and this generation.While Zoe was praying, pro-abortion activists who claim to stand up for women began to belittle and scream at Zoe for her...
  • Right rallies for 'Empty Chair Day' - AFSCME president Lee Saunders kicks "Eastwood" chair off stage

    09/03/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | TIM MAK and JUANA SUMMERS
    The right rallied on Labor Day to celebrate “National Empty Chair Day,” a show of solidarity with Clint Eastwood after his infamous address to an invisible President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention last week. ...Notable conservatives like Michelle Malkin and writers at Breitbart.com, as well blogger Prof. Glenn Reynolds, kicked off the trend, according to the conservative blog Legal Insurrection. The blog, which had asked readers to send in photos of empty chairs, updated its post midday to say that the response had been so overwhelming — and the backlog of photos so great — that they were...
  • Clint Eastwood and Disrespect (Must Read!)

    09/03/2012 6:11:00 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 97 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | September 3, 2012 | Nelson Hultberg
    The political left in America is outraged at Clint Eastwood's recent presentation at the GOP convention. The shock and disbelief of Rachel Maddow at MSNBC and the Blitzer gang at CNN is heavy with condemnation of this inimitable American icon. The establishment media response has basically come down as follows: "Weirdest thing I've ever seen." "What was he thinking?" "Have the Republicans gone daft?" "The Democrats must have sent Clint to the GOP so as to sabotage their convention." "This was inexcusably disrespectful." Yes, indeed, it was disrespectful. But what kind of humans allow themselves to be enslaved by a...
  • If it's Monday, It Must be 'Empty Chair Day'

    09/02/2012 9:23:20 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 114 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-02 19:18:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Are you feeling lucky? Well, are you, punks? Inspired by Clint Eastwood's Republican Convention soliloquy to an empty chair, representing the vacant years of the Obama presidency, many have been inspired to emulate Eastwood by declaring Monday (formally known as Labor Day) "Empty Chair Day."As you may recall, the action hero of such film classics as "Dirty Harry" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales" used an empty chair as a prop to address our failed president. "We own this country," Eastwood said to the chair, "Politicians are employees of ours ... and when somebody does not do the job,...
  • Eastwood's act caught GOP off guard

    09/02/2012 4:55:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 48 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 09/02/12 | Willie Brown
    As for the Democratic National Convention, it will be the first one I skip since 1960. Let's be honest: It has no mystery, no fights, and it's in Charlotte, N.C., which is about as far off the beaten path - or easy airplane connections - as you can get. And when you get there, there is no shopping. The only thing to buy is bootleg booze.
  • Axelrod To Wallace: Americans ‘In A Better Position Than We Were Four Years Ago’

    09/02/2012 3:29:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    Mediate ^ | September 2, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    Appearing on Fox News Sunday this morning, President Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod told host Chris Wallace that he believes Americans are better off today than they were four years ago.“Can you honestly say that Americans better off today than they were four years ago?” Wallace pointedly asked Axelrod.“I can say that we’re in a better position than we were four years ago in our economy, in the sense that when this president took office, we were losing 800,000 jobs a month,” Axelrod responded. “And the quarter before he took office was the worst since the Great Depression and we...
  • TURNABOUT: Now calls for Rove to go!

    09/02/2012 5:02:32 AM PDT · by possum john · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 9/1/2012
    A growing list of Republicans and conservatives are calling for longtime Republican adviser Karl Rove to step away from GOP campaign efforts after the strategist jested that he might have to murder Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo. William Murray, who heads the Government is Not God Political Action Committee and chairs the Religious Freedom Coalition, said today that the comment “was so distasteful as to shame the entire Republican Party.” “Congressman Akin made a misstatement on the subject of rape and conception for which he apologized,” he said. “Apparently Karl Rove believes the apology is not enough and that Akin should...
  • Who Now Has or Owns the Eastwood Chair?

    09/01/2012 8:48:57 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 15 replies
    September 1, 2012 | Self
    I have a question now that "Eastwooding" is now the new internet meme. Where is the chair and who owns it now? I think after Thursday's speech this empty chair would have a significant historical and/or collectable value. Many FReepers have no doubt spent time watching countless episodes of Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Cajun Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn etc. After watching re-runs of these this weekend I have to ask this question. Where is the chair now and is there a certificate of it? I would love to see what the sale of this item could bring as a fundraising...
  • The Cardinal Prays (how to speak truth to power in the public square)

    09/01/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joseph Wood
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan showed how to speak truth to power in the public square this week.“Power” in this case was the Republican Party, and the power was in a good mood when the Archbishop of New York went to the podium to close the GOP convention. But rather than just excuse the crowd with a few feel-good platitudes, Dolan delivered a brief blessing that was packed with Catholic teaching. And he did so in a thoroughly American spirit.As with his decision to invite both presidential candidates to the Al Smith charity dinner in October, Dolan’s acceptance of the invitation to...
  • How To Make the GOP Eat Itself Alive

    09/01/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 218 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | September 1, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Recently, the GOP passed some Presidential primary and delegate rules changes, in a very shady manner, that enraged conservatives. This rule will lessen the impact of delegates, and soften the voice of conservatives and Tea Party members. I was one of those who were enraged. In fact, I was at the front of the parade. However, in life and especially in politics, not all is as it seems. One of Mitt Romney's closest advisors, a man by the name of James Bopp Jr., led the charge to prevent the rules from being this drastically changed. In a letter he...
  • Establishment Republicans Pass Rule at RNC to Suppress Grassroots Influence

    09/01/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 39 replies
    Interview at the Republican National Convention ^ | August 28, 2012 | Julie McCarty
    Watch Julie McCarty, President of the NE Tarrant [County TX] Tea Party and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Over strong grassroots opposition, Rule No. 12 was passed which gives the Republican National Committee the authority to change any rule between convention sessions. According to McCarty, “This rule was deliberately designed to suppress grassroots efforts.” "It is the Establishment Republicans saying to the grassroots, 'we do not want to hear from you, we want to do things our own way.'” They were able to defeat Rule 15. Under this rule, delegates to the National Convention would have no longer been...
  • The Theatrical Brilliance of Clint’s Empty Chair

    09/01/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Politicos and policy wonks have been parsing every major speech offered at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, each with his or her own lens. (The exception is MSNBC, which apparently declined to parse several speeches by ethnic minorities.) Some have commented on the gender-war content of Ann Romney’s statements; some have focused on the deep policy weeds of Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. But the most transformative moment — in its way, the most redolent of the Tea Party revolution — was Clint Eastwood’s conversation with an empty chair in which President Obama was not sitting. One of the...
  • WH disses Clint Eastwood over anti-Obama speech

    09/01/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 1, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman derided Clint Eastwood for his remarks at the Republican National Convention, in which Eastwood made a series of jokes at the president’s expense by pretending to conduct an interview with Obama while only talking to an empty chair. “I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday of Eastwood’s performance. He prefaced that dismissal by saying, “I’m a huge fan and admirer of Clint Eastwood’s work, both as a director and an actor.” Eastwood made several jokes at Obama’s expense and that of Vice President Joe Biden (whom he called...
  • Don't be TOO quick to condemn the GOP-e. [Rare One-Line Vanity]

    09/01/2012 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 45 replies
    Unnamed Sources (mainly George Haight of 156 Pine Street, Lakewood, Florida 715-283-2993) | Sept 1 2012 | By Laz
    Guys, I am the first to jump on the GOP-elite when they backstab conservatives. I'm even sometimes at the front of the parade. But I have certain information that might show that the GOP-e wasn't all too keen on some of the rules changes that got us so upset. In fact, Romney's team might have been trying to avoid some of this stuff. I need to do more homework (there is a freeper who is my main source for this, and he's NOT GOP-machine whatsoever. If he wishes credit, I will be glad to give it to him). Wait for...
  • Liberal Journalist Misplays Race Card Badly

    08/31/2012 4:34:37 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 16 replies
    Tar and Feathers ^ | 08-30-2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    When it comes to the race card game, you can’t win with a liberal. If you’re conservative, you’re racist no matter how you play it. As the 2012 GOP Convention progresses, this liberal con game is once again in play. You’d think Republicans would have learned by now. When it comes to issues on race, you may as well be playing Three Card Monty with a downtown street hustler. No matter how you play it, you will lose. During the convention, the Dems and their compliant media toadies have used a ruse that everyone should be well aware of by...
  • That Fading Obama Poster...

    08/31/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The day after Paul Ryan's RNC speech I posted a series of graphics based on his speech (here). This was probably the best line of them all, and I wanted to make sure I could come up with something that would do it justice... 
  • RNC Ratings Night Three: Romney Results In Ratings Rise,

    08/31/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Night three of the Republican National Committee culminated in a speech from GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and the ratings rose accordingly. As was the case during the first two nights of the RNC, Fox News Channel was the most watched TV news outlet, besting the broadcast networks from 10-11PM. Last night, however, the gap between FNC and its competitors was even wider, as it topped the next two networks, NBC and ABC, combined in total viewers. Every outlet except NBC improved on its Tuesday night ratings in both total viewers and the adults 25-54 demo. Compared to the final night...
  • Another Real Photo of Obama's Chair...

    08/31/2012 3:10:27 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
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