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Team Obama breaks precedent to try to spoil Romney’s convention in Tampa
The Hill ^ | 8/23/2012 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 08/23/2012 1:03:02 PM PDT by mojito

Bucking protocol, President Obama and the Democrats are planning a full-scale assault on Republicans next week during their convention.

Presidential candidates have traditionally kept a low profile during their opponent's nominating celebration, but Democrats are throwing those rules out the window in an attempt to spoil Mitt Romney’s coronation as the GOP nominee.

President Obama, Vice President Biden and leading congressional Democrats have all scheduled high-profile events next week to counter-program the Republican gathering in Tampa, Fla.

Even first lady Michelle Obama is in on the act, scheduling an appearance on the “David Letterman Show” smack in the middle of Romney's nominating bash.

Political historians say the high stakes of this year's elections — combined with the rise of today’s 24/7 media culture — have forced leaders on both sides of the aisle to get more aggressive.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gopconvention; obama; rnc; tampa; tampa2012
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You can take the thug out of Chicago, but you can't take the Chicago out of the thug.
1 posted on 08/23/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

And in other news the Republicans plan on retaliating by doing nothing during the democrat convention.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: mojito

Wouldn’t surprise me to see Zero himself out there flinging molotov cocktails...


3 posted on 08/23/2012 1:05:58 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: mojito
Moochelle will tell Letterman the Lefty all about her new nutrition plan.

Makes sense to me.

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4 posted on 08/23/2012 1:06:58 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I think Obozo deserves another term: 20 to life in Leavenworth sounds about right!)
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To: mojito
At least the Hurricane will keep the Occupy Scumbags indoors.
5 posted on 08/23/2012 1:06:58 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: FlipWilson
And in other news the Republicans plan on retaliating by doing nothing during the democrat convention.

You don't have to be a classless jerk just because your opponent is being a classless jerk.

This just makes the Dems seem desperate.

6 posted on 08/23/2012 1:07:12 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: mojito

Why am I not surprised?...This will all blow up big time in the whack lefts face. FUBO!


7 posted on 08/23/2012 1:07:30 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mojito

Just proves one thing and that is that the Democratic party is nothing but classless clowns.

Gutter trash the lot of them.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 1:08:37 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: FlipWilson

You are, unfortunately, probably spot on!


9 posted on 08/23/2012 1:11:43 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: mojito
Democrat Desperation: The world's worst cologne...

I think that people are just sick of this regime, and the only outlet available to them to do something about it is November 6th, and that's exactly what they will do...

I can just feel it..

10 posted on 08/23/2012 1:14:01 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: mojito

Once a “Community Organizer”,ALWAYS a “Community Organizer”!I prefer the more accurate term:”Rabble Rouser”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 08/23/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: mojito
Bucking protocol, President Obama and the Democrats.....

The Marxist "community organizer" and professor agitator, Saul Alinksy, whose theories helped young Barry Soetero (aka Barack Hussein Obama) to cut his eyeteeth in the jungle that is Cook County, Illinois, Democratic Party politics, put it well he gave full credit where credit was due:

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

12 posted on 08/23/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Fedupwithit

13 posted on 08/23/2012 1:17:20 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mojito
Let me get this straight, in one breath the Dems tell their minions to pounce on the GOP in Tampa and in the very same breath they are warning that a hurricane is imminent. What are they thinking??????
14 posted on 08/23/2012 1:17:53 PM PDT by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: 7thOF7th

If we are lucky, all the dems will get swept out to sea...


15 posted on 08/23/2012 1:19:26 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mojito

No-class is what no-class does.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 1:23:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: mojito

Here’s what you do.. You send Chris Christie out there to Biden’s rally and extend a warm invitation to him to come to the convention so he can tell a national audience where the jobs are.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT by jb729
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well if the storm does hit anywhere close those anarchists will have a tough night in their tents ;-) God I wish I could see that! That would be true comedy:-)


18 posted on 08/23/2012 1:23:50 PM PDT by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Why am I not surprised?...This will all blow up big time in the whack lefts face. FUBO!

Yep. Just like Occupty Wall Street - a bunch of freeloaders demanding even more free stuff.

19 posted on 08/23/2012 1:24:54 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: mojito

Romney’s convention?


20 posted on 08/23/2012 1:29:01 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (The beauty of liberalism is that the stupid can feel smart, the lazy can feel entitled, and the immo)
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21 posted on 08/23/2012 1:29:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: JennysCool
You don't have to be a classless jerk just because your opponent is being a classless jerk.

More get-along-to-go-along, above-the-fray, country-club GOP horsecrap.

There's a word for someone that stands and takes an a$$beating. That word is idiot. Or, GOP, whichever.

/johnny

22 posted on 08/23/2012 1:30:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Falcon4.0

I was surprised when I read that this “hurricane” is packing winds of (gasp!) 40 to 45 miles an hour. That may change as it moves and picks up warm Gulf moisture, but yeah ... a nice heavy rain blown cross ways by what we up north would call a good stiff autumn blow might dampen anarchist spirits (it would be amusing to see their tent towns blown away) while leaving those on the convention floor completely unaffected.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 1:32:37 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Why am I not surprised?...This will all blow up big time in the whack lefts face. FUBO!

You obviously over-estimate the integrity and intelligence of the majority of American voters... After all - they elected OBozo in 2008, despite clear and convincing evidence (to least to anyone with an IQ higher than a head of Cauliflower) that Obama was the worst possible choice for the job.

24 posted on 08/23/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Falcon4.0
Just a heavy rain would be nice! Water cannons for protesters from the Heavens!


25 posted on 08/23/2012 1:41:25 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: 7thOF7th

“What are they thinking?????? “

They are using every possible tool and method to disrupt the RNC. They intend to win this election and are willing to fight on every front.


26 posted on 08/23/2012 1:42:42 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: mojito

“Presidential candidates have traditionally kept a low profile during their opponent’s nominating celebration”

Riiiiight...I guess we are to forget Bambi’s big BOR interview the same night McCain accepted the nomination.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 1:44:11 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: mojito

I do not recall who, but someone in the Obama Campaign organization stated that the Democrats have to do this because they ‘know’ that the Republicans will do this to them at their Charlotte DNC Convention. Psychiatrists call this projection and I call it self-fulfilling.

What a crock of bovine byproduct!


28 posted on 08/23/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hey ACH, I hope you are prepared for the “that toast is RACIST!!” posts.. : )


29 posted on 08/23/2012 1:50:47 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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I thought the tax return obsessed Obama was all about campaign "tradition?"

It certainly smells of desperation. I can see this backfiring for Obama but it's hard to imagine a remotely media savvy GOP.

CBS is\e already planning to skip Ann Romney for a repeat of Hawaii 5-O after having shown Michelle Obama's speech in 2008.

I don't know if other networks are following their lead.

30 posted on 08/23/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 74 days away.)
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To: mojito

WOW, when Michelle and Letterman are your ace cards, you be in trouble!


31 posted on 08/23/2012 1:54:11 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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Yet another example of that new tone of civility Obango’s brought to the nation. Bunch of gutter dwelling trash


32 posted on 08/23/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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The obama circus will be in town. Hopefully Thugs the Clown, Joey, the Court Jester and the Fat Lady will put on a show. Ding-A-Ling Bros Plunder and Pillage Circus.
33 posted on 08/23/2012 1:55:37 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: JRandomFreeper

Problem is, /johnny, most of the Dems’ tactics are third-grade level at best. Imitating them just makes one seem like an envious second grader.

You wouldn’t SERIOUSLY want a GOP Cindy Sheehan.


34 posted on 08/23/2012 1:56:20 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: mojito

It’s now official. There can no longer be any debate. Liberals have become the biggest group of a-holes in the history of the nation.


35 posted on 08/23/2012 1:57:37 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
An act of God but miraculously only the democrats, socialists, communists and Marxists are affected and the others are spared.
36 posted on 08/23/2012 1:59:11 PM PDT by funfan
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To: mojito

I love it when the MSM, in any story which might reflect poorly on the Democrats, qualifies it by saying “both sides are engaging in . . . “


37 posted on 08/23/2012 2:00:49 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: newzjunkey

How do you fight people who have no scruples and no morals, lie and don’t care if they’re seen to be lying, flout the law and the Constitution and don’t care if they’re seen doing it as long as they can get away with it, use the race card as a shield, dare anyone to hold them accountable, smirk as the lies come from their lips and even think more of themselves for being able to lie to your face even though you and they both know they’re lying? How do you fight people who have no conscience and no shame?


38 posted on 08/23/2012 2:01:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Fedupwithit

L.O.L.!


39 posted on 08/23/2012 2:07:51 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: DBrow
republicans are supposed to put on a blue sweater and act like Mr. Rogers. There is no fight in the gop or many of its members.

LLS

40 posted on 08/23/2012 2:08:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: JennysCool
makes one seem like an envious second grader

Makes one seem like to WHO that actually matters?

The GOP cares too much for appearances instead of conservatism and winning.

/johnny

41 posted on 08/23/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mojito

Look on the bright side: Where the majority of big buildings in Tampa are, they are six feet above sea level. Maybe Biden will be standing there when the flood water rushes in above his head. I don’t think anyone could hear him under sea water.


42 posted on 08/23/2012 2:10:56 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: 7thOF7th

Dems tell their minions to pounce on the GOP in Tampa and in the very same breath they are warning that a hurricane is imminent

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Dems don’t care about their own. Cannon Fodder.


43 posted on 08/23/2012 2:11:58 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I cannot tell you what a HUGE SMILE I have after reading your post.

What a pleasant PLEASANT thought!

44 posted on 08/23/2012 2:14:25 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: mrsmel

Fasting & Prayer in Jesus’ name.

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How do you fight people who have no scruples and no morals, lie and don’t care if they’re seen to be lying, flout the law and the Constitution and don’t care if they’re seen doing it as long as they can get away with it, use the race card as a shield, dare anyone to hold them accountable, smirk as the lies come from their lips and even think more of themselves for being able to lie to your face even though you and they both know they’re lying? How do you fight people who have no conscience and no shame?


45 posted on 08/23/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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Dems tell their minions to pounce on the GOP in Tampa and in the very same breath they are warning that a hurricane is imminent

The usefull idiots have always been expendable. The end justifies the means.

46 posted on 08/23/2012 2:16:28 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everything about that bus rings true, except for the Happy Meal.

Because you know that Michelle is somewhere on that bus, and if she caught Barry trying to sneak a Happy Meal...well I think you might then call it an Unhappy Meal.

And she’d take Joe’s Cheetos too.


47 posted on 08/23/2012 2:38:42 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Sooth2222

How many of you remember like I do, the DNC Chicago convention of 1960 - JFK, etc. Well - that was the OLDer Mayor Daily - and it was something. Back then there of course was just ABC, NBC and CBS to see on your Black and White (non racist) TV.

Riots in the city during the convention.


48 posted on 08/23/2012 2:40:56 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Let's get out the vote folks. Volunteer - let's all do our part for November victory.)
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To: mojito
The heck with Biden - send in the first string.
Tampa has a new mayor Obama hasn't bowed to yet.


49 posted on 08/23/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: ROTB

I think you just described Islam.


50 posted on 08/23/2012 3:52:33 PM PDT by Ax
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