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Democrats' National Convention To Be Known As America's Town Hall
Georgia Politics Unfiltered ^ | August 11, 2008

Posted on 08/11/2008 9:02:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a co-chair of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, announced the themes of the convention today on a conference call with members of the media.

Sebelius said the overall theme of the Democratic National Convention is "America's Town Hall" and each night, a different keynote speaker would lead the discussion with delegates, elected officials and people from across America who never have had a chance to participate in a convention before.

"This will be an incredibly exciting and innovative convention," Gov. Sebelius said. "One like we've never seen before."

Each night of the convention will carry a different theme.

On Monday night, the theme will be "One Nation" and will focus on Barack Obama as a new leader who is ready to serve as President. Tuesday night's theme will be "Renewing America’s Promise" and will feature Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D - New York) in a discussion on the nation's economic challenges and issues. Wednesday night is veterans' night or "Securing America’s Future" night where the vice presidential nominee will deliver his/her acceptance speech. And finally, Thursday night's theme is "Change You Can Believe In" and will have Barack Obama formally accepting the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

"The 2008 Convention is about ensuring that those peoples’ voices are heard and their call for change is heeded," said Kansas Governor and Convention Co-Chair Kathleen Sebelius. "From Monday through Thursday, our Convention program will highlight the people of this country who want positive change and who believe Barack Obama is the leader who will listen to their concerns and get our country moving in the right direction again."

As part of the Democratic Convention's "America's Town Hall" theme, convention organizers announced that Americans from across the country would have the opportunity to have their questions answered live from the convention floor.

Starting today, text and video questions can be submitted online at www.DemConvention.com/townhall through Wednesday, August 27, though participants are encouraged to submit their questions as early as possible. A variety of questions will be answered live from the Convention floor in front of thousands of delegates in the Convention hall, millions of Americans watching the Convention at home on television and millions more watching online. In addition, elected leaders and policy experts will also answer questions online during Convention week at www.DemConvention.com.

In addition to submitting questions online, Americans in eight cities across the country, including Atlanta, will have the opportunity to record their questions and individual stories in person at a series of "open calls" starting Wednesday, August 13.

The exact times and locations of those tapings will be posted to www.DemConvention.com/townhall as they are scheduled.


TOPICS: Colorado; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; barackobama; democratparty; democrats; dnc; election; electionpresident; elections; nobama08; obama
So Senator Barack Obama is scared to appear in real town hall debates with Senator John McCain, but he calls his convention "America's Town Hall" eh? We had a word for this kind of guy back in high school, and it was a common word for cat.
1 posted on 08/11/2008 9:02:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Obama were to pick Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius it would make my day. I watched her on CSPAN about three weeks ago speaking at a Democratic Party function - and it was ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - truly narcoleptic!


2 posted on 08/11/2008 9:06:07 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“So Senator Barack Obama is scared to appear in real town hall debates with Senator John McCain, but he calls his convention “America’s Town Hall” eh? We had a word for this kind of guy back in high school, and it was a common word for cat. “

I was just thinking that - can’t debate with McPain without a telepromoter but he’ll do this. It just goes to show how shallow this guy is. All he has to do is use empty rhetoric about “change” and the base will love it.


3 posted on 08/11/2008 9:07:27 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No at town halls people get to talk back to the politicians. We are trying to do that on Energy policy right now in DC and the Democrats are on vacation.
4 posted on 08/11/2008 9:08:25 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dem practice for ceremony -


5 posted on 08/11/2008 9:08:37 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (A kid at McDonalds has more real-world work experience than Barack Hussein.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Each night of the convention will carry a different theme.

On Monday night, the theme will be “One Nation” and will focus on Barack Obama as a new leader who is ready to serve as President. Tuesday night’s theme will be “Renewing America’s Promise” and will feature Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D - New York) in a discussion on Barack Obama as a new leader who is ready to serve as President.. Wednesday night is veterans’ night or “Securing America’s Future” night where the vice presidential nominee will deliver his/her acceptance speech which will focus on Barack Obama as a new leader who is ready to serve as President.. And finally, Thursday night’s theme is “Change You Can Believe In” and will have Barack Obama formally accepting the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and will will focus on Barack Obama as a new leader who is ready to serve as President..

“This will be an incredibly exciting and innovative convention,” Gov. Sebelius said. “One like we’ve never seen before.”

Uh huh.


6 posted on 08/11/2008 9:13:59 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
These people are creepy. I hope as many Americans as possible are able to watch.
7 posted on 08/11/2008 9:16:27 AM PDT by jennyjenny (Obama is for inflation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democratic National Convention is “America’s Town Hall”

Didn’t they mean “Hate America Town Hall”


8 posted on 08/11/2008 9:16:42 AM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation of said text follows:

DNC Convention - “America’s Down Fall”

Mon night:
Obamanation - Indecisive, Divisive and Inelligible

Tues night:
Rehashing Aggressive Feminism - Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Wed night:
Securing America’s Failure - Vice Presidential Candidate

Thursday night:
You Will Be Changed

****

Did I miss anything?


9 posted on 08/11/2008 9:17:52 AM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: rjp2005

Yours is a far more accurate portrayal than the Dems...


10 posted on 08/11/2008 9:21:20 AM PDT by WayneS (What the hell is wrong with these people?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A real town hall involves questions from anyone.

This is going to be a tightly scripted exposition.

Funny how often the left renames something that’s the opposite of what it really is.

Kerry, the anti-war activist, based his campaign on his actions in combat as a war hero.

The party’s name- Democrat- gives one the impression that it’s for the people, rather than a group of lefty rich elites.

And the habit of accusing their enemies of what they are doing- Kerry, again, with his against-the-rules Palm during a debate caused MSM to go ballistic over a supposed radio rig worn by Bush.


11 posted on 08/11/2008 9:25:20 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: rjp2005

You missed the Tuesday night toast to Uncle Teddy sponsored by CNN.


12 posted on 08/11/2008 9:29:21 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: DBrow

Democrat - (n) - A political party of rich, self-absorbed elitists who use their power to steal, through taxes, the earnings of middle and upper class Americans and then redistribute those stolen funds in a manner which will maximize the number of votes they can obtain from an underclass which they falsely claim to represent.


13 posted on 08/11/2008 9:32:49 AM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John McCain should offer to come to the Democratic convention and answer questions with Barack at “America’s Town Hall”.


14 posted on 08/11/2008 9:41:58 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: tet68

It should tell America something that the message of the convention is that Obama is “ready to serve as President”.

When is the last time that a candidate was so unprepared for the job that the party felt like it had to spend the entire convention trying to trick people into thinking the candidate was ready for the job?


15 posted on 08/11/2008 9:43:33 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: meyer

Just like 1st Century BC Republican Rome! These garbage piles will never learn!


16 posted on 08/11/2008 9:46:11 AM PDT by CyberSpartacus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The irony is getting thick here. America’s Townhall indeed...


17 posted on 08/11/2008 9:46:56 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
When is the last time that a candidate was so unprepared for the job that the party felt like it had to spend the entire convention trying to trick people into thinking the candidate was ready for the job?

John Effin Kerry, 2004. AlGore, 2000. Clinton, Carter, McGovern, Johnson, etc. Pretty much every democrat convention is nothing but a marketing pep-rally for their "chosen" candidate.

18 posted on 08/11/2008 9:50:37 AM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
America's Town Hall

Must be one of John Edwards's other Americas (Moonbat America?).

19 posted on 08/11/2008 9:52:33 AM PDT by tbpiper (NObama '08 - Unfit in any color)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
America's Town Hall

Must be one of John Edwards's other Americas (Moonbat America?).

20 posted on 08/11/2008 9:52:33 AM PDT by tbpiper (NObama '08 - Unfit in any color)
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To: meyer

Kerry and Al Gore did not have to spend 4 days proving they were qualified for the Presidency. Kerry said he was “reporting for Duty”, but that implied that he had the ability to do the job.

Sure, they tried to sell their particular vision of what they wanted to do to the country, but nobody suggested they had to show that they had the qualifications for the job.

The last President who had to do that was Bush, in 2000. The Media made a big deal about how unqualified Bush was for the Presidency — but he was much more qualified than Obama.

Before that, Clinton in 1992 had to do some selling of his “qualifications”, but he also was much more qualified to be President, both in experience and intelligence, than Barack Obama.

Obama is completely unqualified to be a leader. Forget what he wants to do AS leader — even if he was an arch-conservative, I would have trouble voting for him, because he has no capability to do the job.


21 posted on 08/11/2008 10:05:36 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What they couldn’t come up with an original idea and had to steal McCain’s? How transparent. Withthe internet the Dems seem to be as stupid as most have already believed but now are even surpasing stupid!


22 posted on 08/11/2008 10:22:17 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Kerry said he was “reporting for Duty”, but that implied that he had the ability to do the job.

That, in itself is merely marketing. Claiming to be 'ready for duty' doesn't make it true. The swift boat veterans blew a hole in his claim rather quickly, by the simple use of facts.

I agree that Obama is definately NOT qualified to be President, but I am also claiming that we haven't seen a democRAT that was qualified, perhaps since Truman. Meaning, in my opinion, that every democRAT convention has essentially been a marketing ploy to "sell" us the latest annointed one.

It may be a bit old-fashioned, but a good product still sells itself.

23 posted on 08/11/2008 10:37:42 AM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the overall theme of the Democratic National Convention is "America's AmeriKKKa's G-D Town Hall"
24 posted on 08/11/2008 11:32:16 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jan Sibelius = Finland’s greatest composer.

Gov. Sebelius = Dim-land’s greatest poser.


25 posted on 08/11/2008 11:35:20 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: DBrow
"text and video questions can be submitted online at www.DemConvention.com/townhall through Wednesday, August 27"

I thought townhall meetings were ones where questions were asked then and there, not submitted beforehand.

26 posted on 08/11/2008 1:04:26 PM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Governor of my state sickens me.


27 posted on 08/11/2008 1:12:22 PM PDT by KansasGirl ( b/c Obama is just creepy.)
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To: KansasGirl

She’s mentioned here, as well:

Obama’s Sidekick Pick
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2060105/posts


28 posted on 08/11/2008 1:17:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: bamagirl1944

Whenever the left does the “submit questions beforehand” trick, the questions are always supportive of the whole program of leftness, with no dissent.

It’s no “town hall” at all.


29 posted on 08/11/2008 1:57:55 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it’s “America’s Town Hall”, how come Republicans aren’t invited?


30 posted on 08/11/2008 2:00:39 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Five Year Plans and New Deals, wrapped in golden chains...)
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To: claymax
"Democratic National Convention is “America’s Town Hall”"

Town Hell is more like it.

31 posted on 08/11/2008 2:02:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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