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RNC Thursday Night Open

RNC Thursday Night Open

All you need to know about the media reaction can be summed up in one word:  JournoList.

Same players still, just in more influential positions.  But that’s for another day, maybe even tomorrow.

Tonight I’m going to try not to let the stuck pigs distract me from listening to the next President of the United States.

Someone who, while we may have policy differences, I trust has the best interests of the country at heart, and loves this country not because of how it empowered him, but just because.


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Today saw an attack of the Mantra Rays…a school of programmed liars equipped with the same, identical set of lies.

Just the first of many such attacks. And why? Because it is all they have. Pres. Paracosm cannot run on his record, or his plans. Indeed, if he spoke candidly about his plans, the election would be over before that last reverberation died out.

This nation is on a knife’s edge.

theduchessofkitty | August 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm

So far, so good.

What ever happened to O’s promise in 2008 to create a civilian national security force, with a budget equal to that of the Pentagon? Did El Presidente Obama actually create that subrosa or is that an action item for his second term?

Well said, Professor.
I believe that Romney knows how seriously this country is in danger, and I think he will rise to the challenge of saving her.
The journolisters be damned. They should move to Russia if they want to see what Obama will do to this country.

Someone who, while we may have policy differences, I trust has the best interests of the country at heart, and loves this country not because of how it empowered him, but just because.

Love of country overcometh a multitude of policy differences.

    Ragspierre in reply to gs. | August 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I take some encouragement from history.

    Chester A. Arthur was a Tammany Hall machine pol. Yet, in the moment, he rose to be a pretty good president, and an actual reformer. You just never know…

I consider myself relatively conservative, not the most conservative but fairly so. Can someone please explain to me why the following is part of the Republican Party Platform?

“We support the prohibition of gambling over the Internet and call for reversal of the Justice Department’s decision distorting the formerly accepted meaning of the Wire Act that could open the door to Internet betting. The Internet must be made safe for children.”

Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

    Crawford in reply to Awing1. | August 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Well, for one, there are much, MUCH bigger issues than being allowed to gamble online.

    I completely disagree with that plank. That it’s being done “for the children” is especially alarming. It’s a significant issue for after the election.

    Nevertheless, I can’t picture anything bad enough from the Republicans that would make the Obama Democrats preferable. Note to the GOP: This is not meant as a challenge.

    sybilll in reply to Awing1. | August 31, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Be patient. Mitt does not support all of the planks of the GOP platform. He proved that with his disagreement with the no rape, incest, life of the mother abortion exception not included in the GOP platform. Online gambling generates a lot of commerce, which he supports. Sit tight.

    logos in reply to Awing1. | August 31, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I’m no shrink, but history has shown that some become obsessive gamblers, who fritter away their paychecks, desperately seeks the big payoff; it’s a detriment to them and their families. What little I’ve seen of it, it can get progressively worse.

    There are those obssesively addicted to alcohol.

    Alcohol is not illegal, but the on line gambling is rather easy to access, from the comfort of your own home.

    Knowingly inviting OCD addicts to feed their addiction just doubles the trouble.

      Awing1 in reply to logos. | August 31, 2012 at 6:32 am

      I hate that answer. Online gaming sites are way better at stopping compulsive gambling than brick and mortar places, because you’re way easier to track on there, it’s harder to lie to a place that you have to give your bank account info to, give the wrong name and transfers wont work.

      More importantly, how do we justify calling Bloomberg the nanny-mayor, and then turn around and try to tell people they can’t do what they want with their money because some people won’t be able to handle themselves.

    OcTEApi in reply to Awing1. | August 31, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Bogus, internet gambling is a tax

    and censorship exists right here on LI
    Ragisphere has achieved protected class via Prof Jacobson.

      William A. Jacobson in reply to OcTEApi. | August 31, 2012 at 8:35 am

      The gratuitous tirade you launched was held automatically for moderation because you had two links in it, it was not censored. But now it will be. Sorry to see a long time and frequent commenter go, but I have asked commenters not to launch personal attacks on others, I even wrote a blog post about it. But some people just don’t want to listen. Goodbye.

When does Clint come out?

    theduchessofkitty in reply to pfg. | August 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Maybe it’s not Clint. It may be someone else.

    Either way, it better be explosive.

Tonight I’m going to try not to let the stuck pigs distract me from listening to the next President of the United States.

I’m with you, professor. As soon as Central Michigan gets done kicking the dog snot out of Southeast Missouri (sorry Rush), I’m changing the channel to watch Mitt’s speech.

theduchessofkitty | August 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I keep hearing the same words: “experience”, “skills”, “qualified”, “authentic leader”…

NC Mountain Girl | August 30, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Romney has always been a problem solver. For most of his life those problems were local and/or parochial in nature. I think that as Romney has analyzed the problems of facing the nation and evaluates what has and has not worked over the years he may be discovering is he is more of a conservative ideologue than he ever realized.

theduchessofkitty | August 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Did you see that? Clint asking The One Empty Chair… with the Teleprompter in front? Heh!

theduchessofkitty | August 30, 2012 at 10:10 pm

“What?… I cannot tell Mr. Romney to do that to himself!”


Just saw Clint finish up.

Yes, he did Make Our Day.

The gag of talking to an empty chair will really be setting lefty tongues a-wagging. LOL.

huskers-for-palin | August 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

What Clint should of said to the empty chair, “Right turn Clyde!”

19 second mark

Clint made my day!

huskers-for-palin | August 30, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Someone needs to tell Rubio that he’s standing on Obama’s invisible foot.

Clint Eastwood did a marvelous impression of James Stewart. It was genius. I hope he keeps it up.

theduchessofkitty | August 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Romney just said it. The “Are You Better Off Today Than Four Years Ago?” quote from Reagan, almost verbatim.

That’s it. The One is toast.

Good for Mitt , in every instance ; HE WENT THERE !!

Many months ago I didn’t think Mitt had it in him to go after Obama and say what has to be said.

I was 100% wrong. To Mitt supporters, I apologize.

These past two days have been FANTASTIC! Mitt’s speech was nearly perfect and the perfect compliment to Ryan’s.

If they’re really going to campaign on the truth that rights come from God, not government, and throw in issues such as school vouchers(!!!) and economic freedom…

It’s over. We win.

I thought Clint was crusty, mildly funny, but flat.

Romney was spectacular. David Brooks & Mark Shields, not so much. The PBS crew just can’t quite figure out how to tear it down, though they are laboring mightily to minimize it.

Disclosure – I’ve voluntarily given up cable & am stuck with the lame alphabet networks. I don’t normally watch PBS but couldn’t stomach any more Williams & Pelley.

    Sanddog in reply to Daiwa. | August 30, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Oh, I don’t know… referring to people who voted for Obama because he seemed like a “nice guy” as mental masochists was a real gem.

A great evening for sure… I love some of those Clint Eastwood one liners, Rubio’s lead in for Romney who delivered a very capable address.

Very encouraging indeed…

Clint should have put an empty suit on the empty chair.

theduchessofkitty | August 30, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Romney made the sale. No doubt about it.

There was a message to the media delivered over the last few days also. “Put away your hoops , we are no longer playing by your rules. You treat us with respect , we will reciprocate.” The medias inner commentary has been petulant and makes them look small. Obama has been figuring on his media to control the message. Thats now broken down. I dont think he has much else. Hes in trouble.

What came across to me after the whole thing, and I think Romney needs to play it up: what he does best, and where he feels most comfortable is donning his suit, having a job to do, and going to work fixing things.

Romney won’t be on the golf course. He isn’t going to be sitting on couches rubbing knees with talk show sillies. Liberal college kids aside, I don’t believe that people really appreciate the party boy full-of-himself celebrity crap whose wife traipses around with an entourage on vacations. They want an adult, a leader, a problem-solver, a president.

I liked Clint Eastwood’s speech. He did put on a performance and I liked the points that he made. I especially liked what he said about our being in Afghanistan fighting a war. I think it is time for the vast majority of the soldiers to come home or even for all of them to come home. Why are we there? Are we there for the Afghans or because of Pakistan or both? And we can’t even tell who the good Afghans are. What is our purpose there? I think that Islam is a big part of the reason that Afghanistan is a basketcase. I don’t like that we are importing lots of muslims because the more I learn about Islam the less I like it.

We need to remember our founding document, The Declaration of Independence, our organizational document, The Constitution, and we will be just fine. We need to reject dreams of instant gratification and a selective reality. We need to respect individual dignity and affirm the intrinsic value of human life. The more we deviate from our classical liberal roots, tempered by Judeo-Christian principles, and the objective standards set forth by the natural order (e.g. evolutionary principles), the more corrupt and dysfunctional our society becomes, and progressively less viable.

“Mitt Romney is going to raise more money than Barack Obama,” [Michael] Moore said. “That should guarantee his victory. I think people should start to practice the words ‘President Romney.’ To assume that the other side are just a bunch of ignoramuses who are supported by people who believe that Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago is to completely misjudge the opposition.”

In his acceptance speech Mitt made a fairly involved referance to Neil Armstrong and the moon. Theres a full moon out there. I suspect its blue. When Obama makes his speech the moon will be on the wane.

I do think Clint should have used a script. That said, he stammers less than Obama off prompter.

You know? Watching a rerun of Clint’s performance again? I kile and understand it more. Looking at the liberal reaction to it as we gaze on Memorandum?
Talk about an effective speech. The liberals…we all know they are experts at offering their learned opinion are absolutely beside themselves.
Look at what they write and so crystal a diamond Brando might have said…is their collective “smallness”. Liberals are making themselves look exactly as they have become. Unforgiving ill mannered little people with success envy.
They will spend the day in liberal knots demeaning a very funny dry humored actor.
So for me? Eastwood won.
He made my day by sort of forcing liberals to remind us of who and what they are.
Bitter little people. Humorless people that will have their asses habded to them Nov 6.
Talk about making my day.

Sorry about typos ^^there but lets boil it all down to obvious difference in world view

Liberals see an aging actor they didnt quite understand or care to understand. Lets jump on Clints speech.
Conservatives see a dry humored film icon having some fun with a few funny jabs at the state of affairs

Lemme ask? What would view is better prepared to speak to the medicare discussion?

Clint Eastwood made my day! I thought he very gently put some fine points against the president – and did very well for a man in his 80’s!

What an amazing contrast, Rubio, Ryan, Martinez, young up and coming stars in the conservative movement, we get to hear Biden, Obama, and Clinton in the DNC – an old guard of party insiders. The choice this year couldn’t be clearer!