Skip to comments.Democrats Shaking in Their Boots
Posted on 08/31/2012 7:58:17 AM PDT by IbJensen
TAMPA, Fla. The Republican National Convention started off as an anxiety-ridden, soggy, depressing mess on Monday morning. By Tuesday night, the Democratic Party and Barack Obama in particular had to be an anxiety-ridden, soggy, depressing mess.
The transition between Monday morning and Tuesday evening was stunning. The Republican Party went into the convention on a low note after Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Senate candidate, suggested that women's magic uteruses protect them from becoming pregnant via "legitimate rape," enmeshing the GOP in a battle of demagoguery over abortion.
Meanwhile, the convention had a legitimate shot at cancellation; it seemed that the entire city was going to shut down for Hurricane Isaac. And controversies over Sarah Palin and Ron Paul not being granted featured speaking slots at the RNC seemed to be fragmenting the RNC base.
And then there was Tuesday night.
Tuesday night the RNC showed that it has something it hasn't had since Reagan: star power and appeal to independents.
Both were on full display in the person of former Rep. Artur Davis. Davis, who is black, was one of the speakers who introduced Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008; he was, at the time, a sitting congressman from the state of Alabama. A Harvard Law graduate and famed stemwinder, he delivered an impassioned address on behalf of the then-senator.
How times have changed.
"Some of you may know, the last time I spoke at a convention, it turned out I was in the wrong place. So, Tampa, my fellow Republicans, thank you for welcoming me where I belong."
Davis is now a Republican. And he explained exactly why. "In all seriousness," he said, "do you know why so many of us believed? We led with our hearts and our dreams that we could be more inclusive than America had ever been, and no candidate had ever spoken so beautifully.
"But," he continued, "dreams meet daybreak: The jobless know what I mean, so do the families who wonder how this administration could wreck a recovery for three years and counting."
Davis wasn't the only spellbinder on the menu on Tuesday's opening night. Ann Romney appeared to give a joyous and well-calibrated address celebrating American woman and reintroducing her husband to the public as a solid husband and father, a caring human being and a trustworthy leader. Then, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie strode to the stage, clapping his hands in energetic anticipation. To say that the crowd was fired up would be an understatement.
There is juice to the Romney campaign. And Paul Ryan hasn't even spoken yet. The Obama machine no longer has the star power; they no longer have the orators. They have a rotten record and it's a record on which they simply can't run.
No wonder they're scared.
The Republican Convention was intelligent,respectful, and to top it off..CLASS! This is something we have not seen in the White House since the Obamas moved in and took over the residence, our lives, economy and commenced to grow....the GOVERNMENT. You can't buy class, nor fake it..like pregnant either you is or you isn't.
I want to watch part of the DemocRAT gathering to see what the audience looks like and hear what the liars have to say about four more years of hope and change!
Democrats don’t wear boots - the men wear high heels and the women wear “comfortable shoes”.
Wasn’t “Forward” Mussolini’s slogan? Or was it some other Fascist, besides Obama?
The Democrats are going to have Sandra Fluke and the head of Planned Parenthood, among others. They will push homosexual marriage and global warming and Obamacare, among other liberal causes.
The American people will see various far left causes pushed at the Democrat convention. There will be a big contrast with the Republicans.
The MSNBC and Daily Kos crowd will be happy with the Democrats pushing fear that the GOP will take away birth control pills and all of that. I predict that “middle America” will see through the charade the Democrats are planning to put out there.
Joe Biden’s reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he doesn’t have to debate Ryan.
I look forward to seeing Sandra Fluck, the 30 something student who spends more time abed than in the classroom.
DemocRATs party of LGBTs, perverts and worn out female law students!
That’s the trouble with a “kept woman” (aka the pathetic leeches Obama has pandered to during his tenure)....
You give them a crib (Section 8); a phone (ObamaPhone); some Ribs (SNAP); some baby-no-baby-daddy milk & flakes (WICs); and some Newports, Lotto and Forty Cash (TANF); and they STILL COMPLAININ’!
It be tough to keep the b!tch satisified fo’ shizzle.....
Perversely, I believe that the media will say that Joe Biden wins the VP debate.
Here’s why. The debate game is a game of expectations. They will build up Ryan’s debate skills and command of facts and figures, so as to say that Joe Biden has a very tough battle to debate Ryan. Then, the liberal media types, in their judgement, will say that Biden performed better than expected, and matched Ryan point for point, or some such drivel.
Add it all up, and Joe Biden will at worst battle to a draw with Ryan in debate, or at best, will be said to have won the debate by the “impartial judges” in the MSM.
Then she must be givin it away to them Pakistani foreign students then. I wouldn’t touch it.
It will look like an insane set of priorties to people who want to see the economy improve and get on with their lives. It will hurt them.
The vast majority of the speeches, though they were good, were delivered by people who do not represent the grass roots of the Party. The collection averaged out as pro-death, anti-marriage, pro-illegal, or just plain crazy, with a few token Conservatives tossed in to keep those troublesome TEA Partiers happy. As I said, as good as the speeches were, having them delivered by the likes of John McCain, C. Rice, Mitch McConnell, and Tim Pawlenty leaves them feeling hollow. Of course, to those who believe in the magic middle, like the GOP-E, it was a troubling convention as they would believe this knocks out Obama’s advantage.
Democrat Convention prediction; Boundless unchecked distortions.
Poll to freep:
If the presidential election was held today, who gets your vote?
Thank you for your vote.
Barack Obama 34%
Mitt Romney 46%
Someone else 6%
Total votes: 250
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Friend, you have a stronger stomach than I do. My blood pressure won't allow me to watch that collection of Marxists, misfits, freaks and queers.
——— to see what the audience looks like-——
It’ll look like Walmart and Dollar Store on the 2nd of the month
Thanks for posting that pic, I have a new slogan for the dems
Don't forget the chains and slavery bit. "The Republicans are trying to put you back in chains and enslave you!"
The whole Dem strategy hinged on Romney being some sort of a cross between Snidely Whipflash and a wooden Indian. Clearly that dog ain’t gonna hunt.
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