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RNC To Turn Convention Into Telethon/Community Service Event For Gustav Victims
CNN | 8-30-08 | MY FAVORITE HEADACHE

Posted on 08/30/2008 2:21:42 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

CNN reports that the RNC Convention will turn into a telethon and a community service outlet for 4 days if Hurricane Gustav destroys cities along the gulf coast.

McCain campaign is presently going over options. He refuses to have the convention be a party atmosphere during time of tragedy and crisis CNN Reports.

Developing...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; convention; fema; gustav; humanitarianrelief; hurricane; mccain; rnc; rncconvention
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1 posted on 08/30/2008 2:21:42 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache; gonzo

he he, YES!


2 posted on 08/30/2008 2:22:46 PM PDT by TommyJoe
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To: My Favorite Headache

McCain and President Bush likely to be on gulf coast this week to view impact points. Speeches being recorded to tape just in case.


3 posted on 08/30/2008 2:22:57 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

No way is this political. /s


4 posted on 08/30/2008 2:23:14 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Oooh. Call me insensistive, but is this really a time of tragedy and crisis? What will we call it when something really bad happens?


5 posted on 08/30/2008 2:23:28 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: My Favorite Headache

Micheal Moore said it didn’t he, that Gustav was an act of God? Well, God knows that American’s are decent people. And our next President, John McCain is doing the just and honorable thing by helping those in need.


6 posted on 08/30/2008 2:24:26 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’m sorry, but I’m already suffering from NOLA victim fatigue, and Gustav is 2 days away.


7 posted on 08/30/2008 2:25:35 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: kc8ukw

Well let’s see...so far Gustav killed 74 people as a tropical storm and Cat 1 hurricane. It will be hitting populated cities with Category 4 winds at landfall on Monday afternoon.

The worst part of the storm is forecast to be over major populated areas. People will again lose everything they own and the storm is forecast to stall just as it crosses over land with up to 30 inches of rain expected.

Tragedy? Crisis?

You bet.


8 posted on 08/30/2008 2:25:53 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Definitely, Fay was a nothing storm weather wise and killed 10 floridians, and flooded thousands and hundreds lost everything.


9 posted on 08/30/2008 2:27:38 PM PDT by omega4179 (Palin 2012)
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To: My Favorite Headache

So McCain and the GOP are about to push the envelope of political correctness. OMG!


10 posted on 08/30/2008 2:27:50 PM PDT by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Vote --- With Palin on the ticket, conservatives should be satisfied.)
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To: neodad

I hear ya...especially with friends in Waveland and Hancock County etc..in Miss. I am of the opinion that if it does strike the N.O. area again...time to ban all residential living areas and turn it into business and shipping ONLY. Move everyone in 20 miles inland.


11 posted on 08/30/2008 2:28:03 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Someway, somehow, the pundits and networks will spin it as grandstanding. There ain’t no way that they are going to let the Jerk Messiah not ascend to his proper role as Comrade in Chief.


12 posted on 08/30/2008 2:28:18 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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13 posted on 08/30/2008 2:28:41 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: omega4179

We had 22 inches at my house in Fla from Fay...St.Johns River still not safe.


14 posted on 08/30/2008 2:29:16 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The RNC will obviously center its focus FOR the people instead of the PERSON.

Every day and every event coincides and fits together, America still retains its core as “the sleeping giant’, and it is awakening.


15 posted on 08/30/2008 2:29:31 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Yes I really do live in Wasilla, Alaska.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

WTG, John. All those delegates working the phones, speeches suspended, candidates making the televised pleas.


16 posted on 08/30/2008 2:30:28 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("John McCain has a birthday but he gives US the present.")
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To: BGHater

17 posted on 08/30/2008 2:31:03 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

When is the GOP going to raise money for our fellow Floridians suffering from the tropical storm last week? Many are suffering from devistasting flooding. Honestly, this is silly pandering.


18 posted on 08/30/2008 2:31:06 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: My Favorite Headache

Inspired . . !! Count me in. Wow! If the Dems with all that Obama-adoring crowd in that stadium had only taken up a collection for the “poor”, they could have defeated poverty in our lifetime. Too late, too bad, so sad . . . ANYTHING that yahoo does now is going to look SO “me too” it isn’t even funny. - SO yammer on Dems, and watch a Republican governor handle it like a grownup while Blanco and Nagin whine.


19 posted on 08/30/2008 2:31:06 PM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT !!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
the RNC Convention will turn into a telethon

Is Jerry Lewis available?

20 posted on 08/30/2008 2:31:48 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: My Favorite Headache

Now if we could just find something useful for all the mccain spam posters to do.


21 posted on 08/30/2008 2:32:50 PM PDT by org.whodat (Republicans should support the SAM Walton business model, and then drill???)
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To: Reagan Man

“So McCain and the GOP are about to push the envelope of political correctness. OMG!”

No, they’re quite sensibly (IMO) going to show that conservatives believe in acting personally when there’s a problem. Good on ‘em! Besides, you know the lefties would be making an issue of the RNC ‘partyers’ while others are in the midst of an emergency. Let’s not give them the chance.


22 posted on 08/30/2008 2:32:57 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: My Favorite Headache
If they want to raise money, why not just increase taxes on the rich and redistribute it to the corrupt local officials to squander on levies that don't actually hold water?

I don't get all this individual responsibility, voluntary compassion stuff.
23 posted on 08/30/2008 2:33:13 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (DRILL HERE. DRILL NOW. PAY LESS!)
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To: kc8ukw
Call me insensistive, but is this really a time of tragedy and crisis?

All righty...You're insensitive!

Click on the youtube link in my tagline to hear DNC chairman Don Fowler laugh at the thought of a hurricane hitting New Orleans.

24 posted on 08/30/2008 2:33:34 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (DNC chair Fowler laughs at hurricane hitting New Orleans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrBus8ORR78)
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To: Twinkie

You just know Nagin is going to walk the city with Obama and Kanye West and Oprah and Michelle Obama etc...feeling their pain with Biden, Hillary, and Bill in-tow.

Pointing out all along the way the reminder of Katrina.


25 posted on 08/30/2008 2:33:39 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: Reagan Man
You're wrong on this. Imagine McCain and Palin on the ground in the areas most affected by the landfall of Gustav--it would have HUGE positive effect on public relations and could even convince a huge swath of voters in the southern USA to vote for McCain.

The contrast with the party atmosphere of the Democratic National Convention will be huge, and it'll even shut up one Mark Cuban (remember when Cuban said in his weblog in early 2005 the White House should cancel the Presidential inauguration festivities and use the money to donate to the 2004 tsunami relief?).

26 posted on 08/30/2008 2:36:07 PM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: My Favorite Headache

If the GOP wants to do something smart, they will have Jindal, Perry, Bush, et al., appear by satellite, giving comments that combine their planned speeches with appropriate messages about how they are on the job re: Gustav.

But if you think of the DNC, for instance, or any convention, there are huge swaths of time filled with patronage addresses by nobodies, and other time fillers like music, Macarena, whatever.

Using that time instead to raise funds/attention for Gustav victims would be pretty smart.


27 posted on 08/30/2008 2:36:52 PM PDT by Petronski (Why is the Democrat party so damn sexist?)
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To: BGHater; My Favorite Headache

Looks like Gustav is expected to make landfall to the west New Orleans which means NO could get a rather high storm surge.


28 posted on 08/30/2008 2:37:28 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I think this is a good idea considering what would happen if they went on with business as usual. They would be burned at the stake. It's really a no win situation. It will be looked upon by the media as either pandering or being cold hearted.

I could just see the commercials that are probably already in the can. Pics of a second hurricane and pics of the Republicans laughing it up at the convention. I believe this is a smart move.

29 posted on 08/30/2008 2:37:39 PM PDT by ladyvet (Obama..be afraid, be very afraid....not anymore!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I think it would not only be quite different but more inclusive if the speakers actually spoke from events around the country. Different cities, different Republican events (maybe fundraising events for Gustav victims or other victims)... kind of a virtual convention. Main speakers close to New Orleans if something happens. Delegates can be in Minneapolis for voting as a body.

It would know the Dems right off their stilts.
30 posted on 08/30/2008 2:37:57 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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31 posted on 08/30/2008 2:38:23 PM PDT by Petronski (Why is the Democrat party so damn sexist?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yeah. I know they have equipped the platforms to take Cat 3 plus, I just hope they hold.

Also, lets hope the damage on the refineries are at a minimum. This could be a very expensive Winter.


32 posted on 08/30/2008 2:39:51 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well we can hope that Gustav will wash all of the remmnant of Katrina and the libs walking and feeling the pain into nowhere land.


33 posted on 08/30/2008 2:40:11 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: kc8ukw
Oooh. Call me insensistive, but is this really a time of tragedy and crisis? What will we call it when something really bad happens?

Clemson 34 Alabama 3

34 posted on 08/30/2008 2:40:57 PM PDT by Crawdad (I am my brother's keeper. I am not your brother's keeper.)
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To: ladyvet

There is NO POSSIBLE WAY if the RNC puts on the convention they were planning that it wouldn’t lose the election for the Republicans. Like it or not, the conventiion will have to be done another way. How it sits with the public is impossible to say.


35 posted on 08/30/2008 2:41:59 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: My Favorite Headache

This goes along perfectly with McCain’s “Country First” slogan.


36 posted on 08/30/2008 2:42:01 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: Twinkie

Your joking. This is so political.

Where they hell has the RNC been on our Southern Border. Thats a dam hurricane and tragedy every day.


37 posted on 08/30/2008 2:42:34 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: kc8ukw

Its a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” we all know how this will be spun


38 posted on 08/30/2008 2:42:52 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Election '08, the year McCain defined the word "dilemma")
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To: ladyvet

There is NO POSSIBLE WAY if the RNC puts on the convention they were planning that it wouldn’t lose the election for the Republicans. Like it or not, the conventiion will have to be done another way. How it sits with the public is impossible to say.


39 posted on 08/30/2008 2:43:29 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: My Favorite Headache

YES!!!

It’s like someone on McCain’s team is reading FR :-)


40 posted on 08/30/2008 2:43:29 PM PDT by Bobalu (If you don't want people pointing out your flaws, maybe you should work on not having any)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Country first.

Indeed.


41 posted on 08/30/2008 2:43:57 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: kc8ukw

Oh brother........


42 posted on 08/30/2008 2:44:19 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Tragedy? Crisis?

Not for me...But it certainly will be for the folks in the hurricane's path...

43 posted on 08/30/2008 2:46:43 PM PDT by Iscool (If Obama becomes the President, it will be an Obama-nation)
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To: Twinkie

I wonder why Obama doesn’t just go to the Louisiana coast himself, raise his arms and make it go away.


44 posted on 08/30/2008 2:48:33 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: BGHater
Yeah. I know they have equipped the platforms to take Cat 3 plus, I just hope they hold.

Assuming they do, it's a great argument on the side of offshore drilling and the safety of same.

Remember, it was the oil platforms built by the eeeeevil oil companies that survived Katrina. The federally built levees failed.

45 posted on 08/30/2008 2:48:58 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

If the GOP goes through with this silliness, they better have a very open, transparent and accurate accounting of every dollar donated and where it went. Any errors or murkiness will be exploited to the fullest. IMO, the GOP is opening itself up for a PR nightmare.


46 posted on 08/30/2008 2:49:17 PM PDT by Roccus (People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient....then repent.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

This is just plain STUPID.

I can see them postpone it, but they are basically giving up having a convention, when McCain needs to have people see the speeches that give reasons to vote for him. He is sacrificing his election chances and the whole country.

And just when the Republicans started to act like they actually want to win. This is NOT going to help.

Postpone, yes, if necessary — I can understand that.

But “substituting” a convention with “community work” is crazy.

Once again, the Republican Party is eager to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


47 posted on 08/30/2008 2:50:04 PM PDT by FocusNexus ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Gustav looking rather gnarly:

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48 posted on 08/30/2008 2:50:08 PM PDT by Sax (this idea was not a practical deterrent, for reasons which, at this moment, must be all too obvious)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Sweet... This was a very good idea, and definitely goes along with McCain's campaign theme of "Country First".

Quite a contrast to former DNC Chairman Fowler laughing about a Cat 5 storm killing Americans... According to Fowler; "Proves God is on our side" & "It's all cool..."

Foul Don Fowler Amused by Hurricane Gustav
49 posted on 08/30/2008 2:50:09 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: RayChuang88
The GOP Convention should go forward, sticking to the original plans as much as possible. Gov Jindel is handling matters in New Orleans and Louisiana. Republican Governors Charlie Crist in Florida, Haley Barbour in Mississippi, Bob Reily in Alabama, Sonny Perdue in Georgia and Rick Perry in Texas are the obvious main players in this game. Along with President Bush and FEMA.

Lets not overreact and maybe give the liberal establishment more ammunition to crack over the head of McCain's campaign. The outcome here could easily be a lose lose situation for the GOP.

50 posted on 08/30/2008 2:50:22 PM PDT by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Vote --- With Palin on the ticket, conservatives should be satisfied.)
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