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Rand Paul suggests DNC ‘booing God’ could swing 2012 election
Washington Examiner ^ | 09/10/2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 09/10/2012 9:36:07 AM PDT by nhwingut

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested that images of the Democratic National Convention booing at the addition of the word “God” to the party platform could haunt the presidential election in swing states.

“I think images are worth a thousand words and I think one of the bad images that they have to overcome is images of everybody booing God,” Paul said on CBS today when asked about Obama’s apparently-favorable path to reelection. “And that didn’t look so good, you know, when ‘God’ was in the platform, out of the platform — and then when they were putting ‘God’ back in the platform they had three votes and there was a lot of booing going on.”[SNIP]

When CBS’s Norah O’Donnell asked if it would decide the election in those swing states, Paul suggested it was possible.

“It’s just funny, you don’t know what people make their decision on,” he said, conceding that it’s not a very “substantive” issue for this year. “Just the images of people really yelling and booing over putting God back in the platform — I think it’s a difficult image for them to overcome.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; 2012issues; booed; democrats; dnc; god; randpaul
Video at link... (Norah O'Donnell did not want to hear this).
1 posted on 09/10/2012 9:36:16 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

You have to remember that the majority of the MSM didn’t mention it. If they did it was a one-day story.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 9:38:40 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: nhwingut

So far it hasn’t any effect whatsoever. Just like every atrocity these vermin are connected to. It just doesn’t matter. The moral fiber has been severely damaged by Hollywood, Madison Avenue and shi&&y parents.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 9:40:30 AM PDT by albie
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To: nhwingut

It will. It is a $50 million ad campaign against the dems.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 9:41:12 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: nhwingut

Let’s be honest, they were booing the process of the vote outcome. Clearly there wasn’t a 2/3 majority.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 9:42:03 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: nhwingut

How many congressional and Senate races will be impacted by their “ommission”?


6 posted on 09/10/2012 9:42:03 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: nhwingut

Most voters are unaware of this shameful event. GOP needs to change that. It will make a difference. There is a provision at mittromney.com for making suggestions. I suggest we use it. There is “contact us” at the bottom of the front page. And then “suggestions”. Have at it.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 9:42:34 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: all the best

The DNC vote against God could swing the election if Romney would use it, but his disastrous campaign advisor won’t let him use anything except jobs and as far as the Democrats are concerned the only jobs that count are union jobs.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 9:44:12 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Java4Jay
Let’s be honest, they were booing the process of the vote outcome.

Let's be honest. They removed God's name. Tried to shove it back in and could barely get a 50% support (for God - are you kidding me???). And when God was forced back in, they booed. Now, let's be honest.
9 posted on 09/10/2012 9:44:50 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: TMA62

great tag line you have.

How about expanding it to:

“Kim Jong Al” ??????


10 posted on 09/10/2012 9:45:10 AM PDT by Be Careful
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To: nhwingut

So this means his dad isn’t going to run?


11 posted on 09/10/2012 9:45:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: nhwingut

Let’s be honest, they were booing the process of the vote outcome. Clearly there wasn’t a 2/3 majority.

The power grad process on the Rules Vote by the GOPe at the RNC wasn’t much different


12 posted on 09/10/2012 9:46:26 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: nhwingut

Isn’t Rand the guy who just spoke of moving away from social issues to expand the GOP’s political outreach? Now he wants to use God as a political football. Which is it Rand. Do God and social issues hurt republican electoral expansion or help?

It won’t alter the election. That happened out of primetime and Romney didn’t bother to address it until days later. GWB would have addressed it and it would have been authentic. For all his faults while in office, he knew how to run a campaign. Romney’s only managed to win once in a lifetime spent seeking political office.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: Eva

Well then some PAC needs to use it and use it hard. Jobs won’t work. People know that Obama and government can back up promise to create jobs. Government jobs. They don’t know or care about the details, the ramifications, the consequences.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 9:48:31 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: nhwingut

When will we see the ads? Soon, I hope. And they better not chicken out.


15 posted on 09/10/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: nhwingut
Why be so negative about the 'Rats, and them denigrating God.

We should be positive about them. For example, the 'Rats were all in favor of an Israel-free middle east. The 'Rats are gung-ho for taxpayer-funded abortion at any time, pre or post birth, and absolutely free contraceptives for EVERYONE (nobody will pay for them!!)!

16 posted on 09/10/2012 9:50:13 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Eva

Re: The DNC vote against God could swing the election if Romney would use it,

It not caused the stupid party for nothing.


17 posted on 09/10/2012 9:51:10 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: nhwingut

Romney should be doing what Mia Love said, which is stay out of the weeds and focus on the economy...what are his plans???

Ads about the economy...what Romney/Ryan will do, AND, ads using the DNC convention booing God should work...if they make them. What are they doing with the money? Why are they taking so long?


18 posted on 09/10/2012 9:51:51 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: jesseam

Re: It not caused the stupid party for nothing.

It not CALLED the stupid party for nothing.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 9:52:43 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: nhwingut

It would make a great ad if the Repubs would use it.

What we saw was the DNC stealing an election right in front of everyone’s eyes.

If that doesn’t make the case for voter ID nothing will. If they’ll steal an election from their own rank and file with cameras rolling, they’ll steal it any time and any where.


20 posted on 09/10/2012 9:52:49 AM PDT by marron
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To: nhwingut; Java4Jay

Yes, let’s be honest. The only reason they move to put it back in was that they realized what a PR disaster it was. Our side should have shut up until after the convention.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 9:54:46 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: all the best

true


22 posted on 09/10/2012 9:56:28 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: nhwingut

If Romney's campaign won't use it there's nothing to stop a PAC!

23 posted on 09/10/2012 9:58:35 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: nhwingut

Was watching Sunday Night Football and had to endure the incessant promo for their new show called ‘The New Normal’ featuring a gay couple. Its all so fun to this Brave New degeneration. Frog in the slowly warming pot syndrome.
Store your treasure in heaven as this world seems to prefer hell.


24 posted on 09/10/2012 10:00:09 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Eva

If Romney doesn’t use this godless moment in a major way, there is no hope for the party of stupid!


25 posted on 09/10/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: GeronL

You have to remember that the majority of the MSM didn’t mention it. If they did it was a one-day story.

Yep. I asked one of the Democrats about it the other day and they looked at me like I was crazy. I explained the entire thing and it didn’t compute. If this is what the Republicans are hanging their hat on, they are in more trouble then I even imagined.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 10:04:18 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: nhwingut

Let’s vet Barry’s “religion”, shall we?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-ELYhHdQw4&feature=player_embedded


27 posted on 09/10/2012 10:04:28 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: TMA62; SkyPilot; bitt; onyx; PA Engineer; flat; Doogle; Foolsgold; IrishMike; null and void; ...

Col. Allen West is already using it in his ad campaign:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQuT2worqc


28 posted on 09/10/2012 10:09:10 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: nhwingut

People have never forgotten that Philly Eagle fans booed Santa Claus, and that happened in 1967.


29 posted on 09/10/2012 10:13:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ExTexasRedhead

God bless Col. Allen West!

Titled THREE TIMES!


30 posted on 09/10/2012 10:13:26 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: napscoordinator

exactly


31 posted on 09/10/2012 10:14:01 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: albie
So far it hasn't any effect whatsoever.

My mother who only watches network news had not heard anything about the vote and the booing. I had to sent her a youtube clip, (which she will not watch).

I got her a 'puter, set her up with internet, and showed her how to pay her bills on line. She still won't hit the sites I have hyperlinked for her.

32 posted on 09/10/2012 10:18:24 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: 2nd Amendment

It just doesn’t look like Romney is going to take advantage of the vote against God. I think that Romney is afraid that any mention of God is going to bring criticism of Mormons as a response.

Is Romney’s terrible campaign advisor a Mormon?


33 posted on 09/10/2012 10:20:58 AM PDT by Eva
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To: tflabo

Yep, I’ve always wanted to see a sitcom about two homosexual men who need a girl to have their baby for them. What a clever plot line.

And then, somebody decided to call it the new normal, to send a message that it’s normal for homosexual men to start their family this way.

The above is sarcasm, I have no desire to see this show. Hope the ratings are bad and it disappears.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 10:23:24 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: all the best

Yep, the PACS are going to have to do it, and they had better do it fast. It needs to tie the vote against God given abilities to God given rights of man, not to the Bible or atheism or anything else. It connection between God given abilities and God given rights needs to be the focus.


35 posted on 09/10/2012 10:23:48 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Java4Jay
Let’s be honest, they were booing the process of the vote outcome.

Honesty is good, so why do you try to divert the discussion to process over content.

I doubt God made any difference to these clown, since most of them don't accept that there is a God, other than Gaia. Reasserting Jerusalem, as the capital of Israel was probably the bigger complaint.

36 posted on 09/10/2012 10:34:43 AM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: nhwingut

Let’s be honest, God will not be mocked.

People can split hairs any way they want. The DNC was a freak show that purposefully removed God as well focused in on abortion and gay marriage. It mocked God. Period.

It will not go well for them....


37 posted on 09/10/2012 10:35:43 AM PDT by Rubble Rouser (small government = good government)
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To: nhwingut

And the media just ignores it.


38 posted on 09/10/2012 10:46:04 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Eva

This is all we talked about in Sunday School yesterday. If we cannot gain traction with the voters when the other party is blaspheming and taunting God, then what can we do? You might be right about Mormonism. Because they worship a plethora of strange gods, they are too ashamed to bring up the One and only true Triune God in defense. Remember for the 1st time in history we are either going to have a marxist who gives lip service to a Christian God or a heretic who will be praying to a demonic apparition. I must follow the logic that says it is better to vote for the heathen that espouses Christian values than the so-called christian who holds to no values but narcissism and class envy.


39 posted on 09/10/2012 10:50:59 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: 2nd Amendment
If Romney doesn’t use this godless moment in a major way, there is no hope for the party of stupid!

He used it on the stump over the weekend. He said he will not take God off of our coins, out of our platform, out of the Pledge, or out of his heart.

40 posted on 09/10/2012 10:54:56 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: nhwingut

The Romney campaign criticized it at the outset, but to no effect. Americans at large aren’t like conservatives... they don’t seem to care whether God is mocked, booed or whatever.


41 posted on 09/10/2012 11:18:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: 2nd Amendment

I am afraid that is our only choice, between a Mormon and Muslim. I’ll take the Mormon because at least the Mormons aren’t waging war against us.

I really think that Romney loves this country and would not intentionally try to destroy it. Obama hates the US and still wants to fundamentally change it. The problem seems to be that Romney sometimes gets pulled into social justice, like Bush did.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 11:32:19 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Good points! I agree with you totally. I will get off my faith grandstand. But in voting for Romney I do want Christians to be aware that we might not have fellowship with the White House as we did before.I feel so sad for America. We have come so far down from the era of Eisenhower.


43 posted on 09/10/2012 11:47:34 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: nhwingut

CBS probably wasn’t aware


44 posted on 09/10/2012 11:57:54 AM PDT by chiller (First check the poll's Dem/Rep/Ind sampling numbers, then re-think.)
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To: itsahoot

Interesting how they ‘denounced God three times’


45 posted on 09/10/2012 1:57:27 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

Right before the cock crowed...errr.. Clinton spoke.


46 posted on 09/10/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Java4Jay
Let’s be honest, they were booing the process of the vote outcome. Clearly there wasn’t a 2/3 majority.

I said something similar to my wife. Then I realized the ones voting 'aye' wouldn't be the ones booing. So, while they were booing the fact that it was rammed through on an obvious non-2/3 vote, they were booing because their side, the side of not including God in the platform, was the side getting the shaft. So, they were booing the inclusion of God.

47 posted on 09/10/2012 2:07:07 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: chiller
CBS probably wasn't aware

CBS was probably booing.

48 posted on 09/10/2012 2:20:55 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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