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RNC Wednesday Night Open

RNC Wednesday Night Open

Couple of thoughts before the big Ryan speech.

This always was going to be a multi-stage fight.  The first and highest priority is removing Obama from office and Democrats from control of the Senate.

But after that, and assuming it happens, there will be the Republican establishment to deal with, as was seen when rule changes were sought which would have damaged the ability of grassroots movements to influence the process.

And then there is the media race card feeding frenzy, which is more out of control than anything I have seen in the three years and 10 months this blog has been operating.  Far worse.

The race card playing by the media has become a mental illness that is getting worse over time as they self medicate with necessarily escalating false accusations of racism.

It’s no longer enough for MSNBC to make accusations of racism, it has to do so while expunging non-whites at the RNC from the TV screens.

The statement by the Yahoo Washinton Editor was one manifestation; but remember that if it had not happened on an open mic he would still be a hero to the people in the room who heard him.  Firing him was not the answer, it simply taught others to make sure the microphone is off.

These people are on a race card bender.  We have to make sure they wake up November 7 with a massive and historic hangover.


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Right On Prof. !! And Tingles is the worst offender!!

great unknown | August 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

A small quibble: in the third paragraph, second line, replace “were sought that would have damaged” with “were imposed which greatly damaged”

I find the speaking line-up (outside Ryan) to be mediocre at best.

Probably worse than that.


    I’m starting to think that this was planned.
    Most of the speeches didn’t go directly after Obama, much if any, as if, they were saving that for Ryan.

theduchessofkitty | August 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Why Huckabee? Why the heck Huckabee?!?!?

huskers-for-palin | August 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm

No justice, no peace
No ticky, no washy
No Sarah, no watchy

Thus far, nothing but boring, boring, boring. Evidently, they haven’t heard of “preaching to the choir.” How much of this do they expect to connect with people, except those who are like-minded. And, even some of them are probably falling asleep.

Let’s see what’s on Cajun Pawn Star . . .

As Johnnie Cochran would have said ‘If it’s white, it ain’t right’

GWB poisoned him you know, just ask al, jesse, 44, chrissy, brian, and solemydad, share or something..


One world, one economy, New World Order.

The doubling down on race has to do with the political coalition created with environmentalists/no fossil fuels or devt types. That was to be a big part of how you got back to equality for all via state intervention template.

Each is precarious on its own these days. If people were to perceive the unholy alliance reached over environmental justice and the Regional Equity Movement, it would bring it all down.

Is it about state intervention or is the individual the dominant entity in the US system? That really is the issue. If we can move that fundamental beyond race where it belongs, we can get back to showing the world what we can do.

Dear RNC: please don’t let Huckabee, Pawlenty, Santorum or Rice ever make a convention speech again. Or, if you must, at midnight so I can get sleep.

RNC counters DNC by trotting out black female, hispanic female-

Why are we playing identity politics??

Why are we STILL afraid to be called racist, when EVERYTHING is racist???

theduchessofkitty | August 29, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Susana Martinez: “I’ll be damned, we’re Republicans!!!”


    Been there, done that. Part of the immigrant experience.

    Assimilation has been so successful, and society has become so open, that it’s easy to forget how serious were the obstacles overcome by previous waves of entrants.

    LukeHandCool in reply to theduchessofkitty. | August 30, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Susana Martinez: “I’ll be damned, we’re Republicans!!!”



    Someday in the future I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re saying to ourselves,

    “I’ll be damned. I remember seeing her speak for the first time at the 2012 GOP convention. I’ll be damned, now she’s President of the United States.”

1. These people are on a race card bender. We have to make sure they wake up November 7 with a massive and historic hangover.

Figuratively speaking, I’d just as soon have them choke on their vomit.

2. When Tina Brown’s Newsweek publishes Niall Ferguson’s Obama-must-go piece, it’s clear that furious thinking is going on within the interlinked phalanx of race cards. If Obama loses, it wouldn’t surprise me to see attempts to salvage the MSM by moving, or pretending to move, it rightward.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to gs. | August 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    That’s what I’ve been saying for months, or maybe hoping is a better word. In my supposed configuration, the liberal media indeed moves right, but only once they’re convinced Obama’s going down. They move right in an effort to rehabilitate their damaged credibility, renew the pretense towards objectivity, and they throw Obama under the bus to do it. Knowing he’s a goner anyway, they finally jump on Obama’s horsecrap, which is easy pickings because they have the stories already – spiked on their desks, and because there is so much of it.

    Heh. Oh, come the day SOON.

Yep, these guys are more in-touch than “The Other Guy.” Here it is approaching 10:25pm and we’ve yet to hear from #2. Week day; work the next day. Yeh, you’re more in-touch. Night, night. Don’t let the Obama-bugs bite.

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to ALman. | August 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Traditionally the major speaker of the evening never starts until 10:30 eastern. That way the end of the speech comes just as people in the Eastern and Central time zones switch over from cable channels to the networks to catch the local news. That way people who don’t care enough to watch the entire convention get exposed to the top of the ticket.

I’m loving Condi’s speech! She shows what should have been as opposed to what is. NBC’s interlude comments were dispicable. Brokaw fully came out of the closet as the partisan hack he is. I believe the media is every bit as paniced to see the impending collapse of their mutual wet dream as the ddms.

    listingstarboard in reply to secondwind. | August 30, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I believe that when Obama was caught on a hot mic giving away the store to Medyedev and Putin Condi got pissed–she is an expert on Soviet relations and realised what an act of treason it was. SHe is breathtakingly brilliant, her speech was incredible.

    Owego in reply to secondwind. | August 30, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Her speech was tremendous, start to finish. But she was not resolute enough in her willingness to act, even indirectly, against those – foes, to be sure – who fail to meet the most basic and fundamental standards. North Korea and years of the U.S. being a sucker over and over to the simplest repetitive lies comes to mind. Then there’s the United Nations, a truly repulsive collection of the most base, destructive human beings on the planet. Condoleezza Rice is one of the most admirable figures in public life today anywhere in the world. Period. We should be immensely proud that she stands and speaks from a Republican podium.

    John Bolton for Secretary of State; he’s less articulate but equally understanding and much, much tougher.

    creeper in reply to secondwind. | August 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Do not forget that Condi refused to endorse McCain in 2008. She played it cute and never said who she would vote for. At least Colin Powell had the guts to stand up and express his preference for Obama, however racist.

    Wasted time slot. They could have had Sarah.

This might not be the proper post to bring this up. I may be the only one that feels this way because I’m a fan boy. But I see Paul Ryan as a George Washington/Abe Lincoln type of figure. A once a century perfect fit that saves the country in it’s final hour.

    legalizehazing in reply to mikehinton. | August 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Yo tambien amigo. Luckily, peace and compromise aren’t in his blood. And I have faith in the ideas, which are more important than the man. He broke the illusion giving the disassociated multitude a common team and hope.

    The beauty and truth of the ideals and traditions that we’ve inhereted from our fathers is simply that it is up to us.

“And then there is the media race card feeding frenzy, which is more out of control than anything I have seen in the three years and 10 months this blog has been operating. Far worse.”

The less-and-less captive viewing audience to the MSM:

“We’re sorry, but your race card has been declined due to insufficient funds.”

Overdrawn at the bank of public confidence.

NC Mountain Girl | August 29, 2012 at 10:47 pm

They really are making complete fools of themselves by casting every criticism as Raaaacisssst. O’Donnell was particularly off the wall claiming the comments about Obama’s golf habit was a dog whistle. I guess that means he lives in a kennel because he was the only one who heard it.

I thought Condi was effective. So was Martinez. The rest of the evening before that was a snooze. Ryan is really on a roll.

No red meat. Yay. This lineup is not histrionic, but it is serious and persuasive. This is the Republican party I’ve been hoping to see. It’s got philosophy, and brains, and depth. This is a party capable of governance.

Not sure why we’re not weighing the speakers on their merits instead of weighing the MSM on their weighing of the speakers.

    creeper in reply to Browndog. | August 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Have you noticed that the media have successfully diverted attention from the convention to their own coverage of it?

    Anything…ANYTHING to turn attention from the utter failure of this “administration”.

I found nothing to dislike about Condi’s speech. Rather enjoyed it, found much of it inspiring. Unfortunately, the TV happened to be on NBC.

Brian Effing Williams immediately steps on (and in) it with his initial words during her standing O – “A speech we could easily have heard next week in North Carolina”, “Some tepid talk on immigration met with meager applause.”

He was clearly miffed that she came on and began her speech 5 minutes before NBC started their coverage. How dare she/they? Didn’t apologize or express regret that they had been unable to bring their viewers the full speech because of the early start, just complained about it. At which point I turned the damn TV off.

Williams – totally neutral, Joe Friday all the way. Missed Brokejaw. Darn.

Long as the subject came up: The rules fiasco yesterday reduced the ranks of registered Republicans by at least one – me. I’ll vote against Obama, but I found the maneuvering against the grass roots repulsive in the extreme. Talk about kicking the proverbial gift horse in the teeth. Goldwater Republican being the best description of me, I’m registering Independent November 8th.

After a slow start, Ryan uncorked a great speech. Incredibly positive. I do believe he laid down an interesting marker for Slow Joe Biden.

theduchessofkitty | August 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Close to the end of Ryan’s speech, my husband said, “He just put the hangman’s noose around Obama’s neck.”

Oh yeah. Paul Ryan did.

Yep that he did Duchess. He sliced Obama with a warm hug.

theduchessofkitty | August 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Paul Ryan: “College graduates should not have to spend their twenties in their childhood bedrooms, looking up at their fading Obama posters and wondering when they will be able to get going in life.”

Ouch! That’s gotta leave a mark!

    jimzinsocal in reply to theduchessofkitty. | August 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Agree. Thats going to be one of the most quoted lines. Why?
    Its a perfect visual young folks can relate to.

      jimzinsocal in reply to jimzinsocal. | August 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Add as a general take on his speech. He is crawling right into Obama’s head. When he speaks of Obama as fading…out of time etc..thats a great thing to “plant” in someone’s subconscious.
      Excellent speech

    I can only wonder if Jon Stewart will do that “Julia shout-out piece.”
    If he does, Obama is done. As done as Jimmy Carter.

Ryan’s the real deal. Not sure “hangman’s noose” metaphors are legal anymore, but I get what you mean, duchess.

Chris Mathews was caught on an open mic tonight. He was heard saying…..mmmmmm, that was yummy koolaid…….

Somehow or other the race obsessed liberals have equated disagreeing with a black person or disliking a black person with racism. I am a 66 year old curmudgeon and an equal opportunity disliker. I can dislike any person of any race for any reason at most anytime.

It is a gift. A gift I acquired through long years of observation and evaluation and analysis of my fellow man. I am blessed but not racist.

Andrea Mitchell beating Condi over the head with “Birtherism”

(live interview)

Andrea Mitchell has all the self-awareness of a table.

I fear for her, though. If by some freak accident she should happen to become self-aware (I know, it’s a stretch), let’s hope for her sake that no weapons are in easy reach at the time.

    The nicest thing someone could say about Andrea Mitchell is that she is an ignorant, yet pompous windbag.

    But the truth is, she is corrupt, and a fraud. In the business she pretends to be in, that is is the worst thing you could say about someone.

    Excuse me, I take that back. There is one thing worse someone could say about her: she is both the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton of television news reporters.

Ryan’s speech was beyond unbelievable. Part Atlas Shrugged, part 5,000 Year Leap, part plain old truth to power. Coupled with Condi and Martinez tonight was exceptional.

Honestly, the only thing that could have made it better was Mitt coming onstage at the end saying ‘I accept your nomination, game on.’ And skipping tomorrow on the whole.

That’s not a knock against Mitt in any way whatsoever. It’s just that after those speeches I cannot imagine how it can get any better convention wise, and I really just want them hitting the campaign trail and blazing.

Dare I say, thrill up my leg?

Its Coming ; Its Coming ! ! Hide away the Ladies ! Send the Kids to Grandmas ! Its the chockfull to the brim Chamberpot with festering swill of human excrement aka the Democrat National Convention ! !

I don’t know what SecSt Rice speech you watched but the one I heard was great…utilize our resource, especially petroleum, lead in economics, change our education system to educate
To me it was the best…

9thDistrictNeighbor | August 30, 2012 at 12:22 am

I think one of the best things about tonight was that there was absolutely no breathing room between speeches–no time for MSM to chatter and spin. At least on Fox they didn’t; I can’t tolerate any other channels…except maybe C-SPAN is showing absolutely everything, but I can’t find C-SPAN among the eight zillion channels on now.

I’m glad to see the positive comments here regarding Condi’s and Ryan’s speeches. They both were inspiring in their own way. Condi seems like a political sage — no teleprompter, only notes. And, Ryan seems like a young, authentic reformer. I came away this evening feeling energized and like we had a real chance of saying good bye to Obama!

All said and done, the GOP had better come out swinging.

Good as the content of their speeches were and as good as the ideals they explaimed, not enough of it was heard by enough people above the left’s negative noise.

People don’t ‘hear’ platitudes. At some point, the GOP has to go on the attack, and attack Obama in kind, as he has attacked Romney.

The absence of mention at the convention of the sham of ‘Barack Obama,’ the convention merely moved the base laterally, not forward. The fiasco of the GOP turning on the conservatives with that voting stab-in-the back insanity took the wind out of a lot of conservatives — including this one.

Right now, I’d say the election of Romney is 50/50, and that he will lose if he does not come out swinging — and stay swinging — at the flying obvious. It’s the only way he’s going to get the conservatives’ trust back.

The conservative base is the key to Romney’s power, not the ‘independent boogeymen’ the corrupt hacks in the GOP establishment keep fretting about. Those S.O.B.’s didn’t throw Crazy Nancy Pelosi out of power in 2010 — the Tea Party did. And not a single mention of it at the convention?

What if Romney is elected? Considering Romney has positioned himself to be mistrusted by conservatives — and the fact that he is hated by the left for daring not to be John McCain — his base of support will probably be as marginal as George W. Bush’s and there will be rumblings of a third party.

The voters the GOP hacks are afraid of alienating by acknowledging the Tea Party (McCain/Boehner thinking) are NOT going to vote for Romney. That bears repeating: these people are NOT going to vote for Romney. So who cares if we ‘alienate’ them? Apparently Romney’s campaign management does.

I’ll vote for Romney to get rid of Obama. But I harbor no illusions about where I stand with him as a conservative.

Two predictions if Romney wins:
1-I even believe he will marginalize Ryan; and
2-If a President Romney allows Boehner to remain GOP House Speaker, Obamacare will not be repealed.

    A vote is a vote. They can put whatever spin they want about votes. It’s similar to some of these online polls (O’Reilly is one of the biggest offenders).

    There’s a choice, but with their interpretation attached. So, it’s, well, I want to vote “no” but not for the reason have listed. Consequently, I vote “yes” (for something I don’t want or agree with), or I vote “no” (yet, again, while not agreeing with their reason for doing so), or I don’t vote at all.

    Never was a supporter of Romney. He’s the candidate, though. However, I’m in a state that has a snow balls chance of going for him. I had thought that with Obama in a 2nd term, maybe a GOP-controlled Congress would keep him somewhat in check. I have, now, my doubts about this.

    Despite all the recent GOP verbiage, I don’t trust Romney but a little more than BO. Recall the saying about the cure worse than the disease. For what ails this country (I’m just not thinking of Obama), I don’t know that Romney is the cure. [I didn’t include Ryan because I could see Romney marginalizing him, despite all we’ve heard and will hear between now and election day]. Too bad we can’t vote and give a reason for it.

    Maybe, the only way this country is going to get onto a sound path is for it, much like an addict, to hit “rock bottom” (something I don’t wish to see). I sometimes think we are like a collective of addicts who have, in various ways, contributed to our national druged state. Trouble is how do you do an intervention for a country?

Ronald Reagan knew it. So does Rush Limbaugh. Except From Rush Limbaugh’s radio program transcript, summing up the GOP stupidity in buying the Democrats’ propaganda that “undecideds” don’t want to hear criticism of what effectively is our moron of a president:

“I want to know why these independents don’t get turned off when Obama calls Romney a murderer and a felon. Why is it that independents only get turned off? Why is it that our guys are agreeing with a Democrat consultant? Why is it that the independents only get turned off when we’re critical? And we’re not even being “critical” when we tell the truth!

“The independents don’t get upset when the hear this media guy, David Chalian of Yahoo! say, “Oh, yeah, Republicans, Romney? They love having a party when black people are drowning and brown people are drowning in New Orleans!” No, independents don’t mind that. You notice how the Democrats don’t have one ounce of these fears that we have? Yes, I know the reason; I know the answer. It’s all psychological. We’re buying a bill of goods, and we have for a long time.”

    Maybe, the independents keeping hoping that one party or the other will”wake up” and make the necessary sweeping changes. Instead, we get first this one, now that one who can “tickle the ears.” We wake up, discovering there’s little difference between the one elected and “the bum” just thrown out. Third party time?

    Why is it that the independents only get turned off when we’re critical?

    Because, Obama says it with love. LOL

      ALman in reply to Neo. | August 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Not being one, I don’t know. However, I can venture a guess. Perhaps their expectations are higher for the GOP than the Dems.

      If this be the case, then my question is how much longer are they going to have such hopes in parties that have let them done repeatedly?

It’s no longer enough for MSNBC to make accusations of racism, it has to do so while expunging non-whites at the RNC from the TV screens.

I would love to know the identity of the person who made this decision! The same person who will run the DNC convention commercial-free, more than likely.

Absolutely correct. There is no semblance of intelligence. One wonders why the wardrobe and make-up folks at MSNBC don’t send them out in big bulbous noses, red wigs, pin-wheel beanies, and grease paint freckles at air time.

Condi is such a contrast to the bumbling stupid plantation blacks the dems own. Always has been. And shes on our side ! Thats why the hacks Brocaw , WillyIyams dropped their pants last night. Her message resonates with millions that normally dismiss GOP talk. She scares the left like no one else !

Another example of something that Ryan said that again paints Obama as yesterdays news or a dream that didnt work out

It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new. Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.

Those ^^ are the sorts of things that can actually get folks to change their minds. When voters get the sense that a candidate just isnt “happening anymore” they begin thinking its time to try something that may work better.

Ryan did this effectively I think….with that line and the other that was quoted above about the Obama poster college graduates see as they wonder when they will be able to move out of their old room at parents house.

(1) Defeat Democrats
(2) Marginalize the RINO Republican Establishment
(3) Shame the Media – we want them to be treated in the American “town square” as slightly above pedophiles.
(4) Purge Liberals, progressives and socialists from Academia – no more federal funding for schools that can not demonstrate ideological diversity and an environment that is not hostile to Conservatives.

    Although I might agree, you’re talking decades worth of work. Anything less would amount to a governmental power grab that we’ve been trying to resist in recent time. It’s all so enmeshed.