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  • Fighter Jets shown in Democratic Convention's Military Montage,Were Turkish Not American

    09/17/2012 11:33:32 AM PDT · by tapatio · 44 replies
    The Democratic Party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C. may have doubled down on insulting the U.S. military community.
  • “Honey Boo Boo” “Democrat Boo Boo” (Bill Clinton) and liberal media hypocrisy

    09/12/2012 10:44:18 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    “Honey Boo Boo, ” Red Neck TV’s latest hot reality show, pulled up even with ratings from the DNC on the night that Bill Clinton bent our ears and tired our eyes for his 50 minutes on camera. The “Hollywood Reporter”(HR) tells the story this way: “Still, Honey Boo Boo tied CNN’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention-including a speech from President Bill Clinton–and syndicated Big Bang Theory encores among18-49-ers on cable and trailed only NBC’s NFL season opener on all of television during that hour.” But did anyone in our lame stream media tell you that their darling Bill...
  • Rasmussen Reports (O46 R45); Bounce fades to nil

    09/12/2012 6:19:53 AM PDT · by Ravi · 48 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 9/12/12 | rasmussen
    see above
  • Naval expert: Ships shown during Democratic convention tribute to veterans were Russian

    09/11/2012 10:51:32 PM PDT · by iowamark · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 12, 2012 | David Martosko
    The Democratic National Convention’s final night included a stirring tribute to America’s veterans from a retired naval four-star admiral, complete with a backdrop of jets flying over a row of proud warships. But convention organizers may soon regret it. Norman Polmar, author of “The Naval Institute Guide to the Soviet Navy” and other military handbooks, told the Navy Times on Tuesday that the ships were Russian vessels. “The ships are definitely Russian,” Polmar told the military newspaper. “There’s no question of that in my mind.” The ships depicted in the Democrats’ backdrop had radar designs that the U.S. fleet doesn’t...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-11-12 (VIDEO: DNC Delegates Embrace Socialism)

    09/11/2012 5:57:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 11, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    This is MUST SEE VIDEO from The Blaze. Here is the description: The word “socialism” is thrown around a lot these days. Perhaps for good reason. But the party of bigger government has certainly tried to avoid all references. Their delegates however, are free to talk. So we asked them one simple, open ended question while at the Democratic National Convention last week: What do you think about socialism? Their answers varied, but one theme can be seen throughout the diverse interviews: more government is good. They also mentioned Canada a lot. And how many of these delegates have...
  • What I learned from the 3 Nights of the 2012 Dem Convention (DNC)

    09/07/2012 7:19:07 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 44 replies
    sol rant | 9/7/12 | sickoflibs
    Here's what I learned the past 3 nights: We have to keep moving forward. Obama has a vision for us and he has faith in the American people as long as we re-elect him. He says our best days are ahead as long as he is re-elected. He says we cant go back. It is not how good or bad things are NOW that matters but it is how bad he tells us that things were in the past (bad under Bush, he says it was GREAT under BC) that counts as well as how bad he says things will...
  • Democrats flaunt immigration laws at convention; give illegal prime time slot

    09/10/2012 6:15:35 PM PDT · by forty_years · 14 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | netWMD Staff
    During their national convention, Democrats arrogantly flaunted U.S. immigration laws and blatantly ignored the majority of Americans' sentiments towards illegal immigration. The Democrats featured an illegal immigrant as a speaker on September 5: "...Activist Benita Veliz was given a prime-time speaking slot..." That's right, an illegal immigrant activist shilling for President Obama's DREAM Act (aka amnesty). But, "54% of likely [American] voters oppose the DREAM Act, compared to 38% who support its passage... U.S. registered voters support stricter enforcement of immigration law over 'integrating illegal immigrants into American society' 68% to 24%." Veliz spoke of the opportunities accorded her as...
  • Obama Campaign Outstrips Mitt Romney In August Fundraising

    09/10/2012 6:35:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 10, 2012
    Obama Campaign Outstrips Mitt Romney In August Fundraising Advisers say president's total of $114m came from grassroots donations, not from 'limitless checks' they say Romney enjoys 10 September 2012 President Barack Obama broke Mitt Romney's dominance of fundraising last month after sending out a series of increasingly desperate and frenetic appeals for cash. Obama raised more than $114m compared with Romney's $111m, figures released on Monday showed. It comes after three straight months in which the president has been beaten by his White House rival in terms of campaign donations. Obama's $114m in August represented a big jump from the...
  • Poll: Clinton speech was the favorite

    09/10/2012 1:33:27 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/10/12 | BYRON TAU
    Former President Bill Clinton's speech was the highlight of the Democratic Party convention — overshadowing President Obama's own acceptance speech, according to a new poll. A new Pew survey finds that 29 percent of those who watched some of the coverage named Clinton's speech as the highlight. Obama's speech drew 16 percent of the plaudits, and first lady Michelle Obama's speech was the highlight for 15 percent of respondents. Obama's speech was also rated lower than his 2008 acceptance speech. According to Pew, 42 percent of watchers rated Obama's speech as excellent in 2008. This year, only 29 percent rated...
  • Romney raised record $111.6 million in August

    09/09/2012 9:23:31 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 92 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/10/12 | Aaron Blake
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign announced early Monday that it raised $111.6 million during the month of August, its single best month of the campaign and the third straight month it has raked in more than $100 million. President Obama’s campaign has not announced its August fundraising totals yet, but he has been significantly outraised by Romney over the last two months.
  • Rand Paul suggests DNC ‘booing God’ could swing 2012 election

    09/10/2012 9:36:07 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/10/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    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...
  • President Obama tops Mitt Romney (SIMPLE SIMON ALERT)

    09/08/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | September 7, 2012 | Roger Simple Simon
    I wrote a few days ago that if the Democrats could maintain the enthusiasm they showed on the first day of their convention for all three days, Mitt Romney would be in serious trouble. They did, and he is. If this is not what the polls currently show, try to remember that polls are not destiny. And you should not let them shape it. Democratic enthusiasm — real fire-in-the-belly enthusiasm — is a killer for Romney for one big reason: There is no sizable pro-Romney movement in this country. There has been a sizable anti-Obama movement. There are relatively few...
  • Record number of Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the DNC this year (here's why)

    09/08/2012 12:53:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    goddiscussion ^ | September 7, 2012 | MRIANA
    While the Republicans stand strong on the Christian deity, they also allegedly adopted an anti-Sharia platform targeting the religious practices of Muslims this year. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked them to remove it, but the Republicans refused. Thus, the increase in Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this year is attributed to the Republicans anti-Muslim platform and according to the CAIR website and the Rightwing Watch site, the GOP said they will inspire laws targeting Islam.Eight years ago, an estimated 25 Muslim and Arab-Americans attended the DNC and in 2008, 43 attended....
  • Democrats' Controversial Draft Platform Passed Unanimously in Detroit in August

    09/07/2012 9:22:01 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 6, 2012 | Joel Pollack
    Democrats are pretending that flaws in their party's platform, which excluded much pro-Israel language and any reference to God, are the result of "technical oversight." The truth is that the Democrats' draft platform was the result of a meticulous process handled by Newark mayor Cory Booker, and passed unanimously on August 11th. Booker insisted that the platform be perfected in all its details, asking the platform committee for "an all-encompassing resolution, ensuring that this is a grammatically tight document." No oversights were noted. "There was almost no debate, and very little rancor," observed National Public Radio reporter Sonari Glinton, who...
  • Fox News fires back at REM in ‘Losing My Religion’ cease-and-desist fight

    09/07/2012 9:45:19 PM PDT · by bronxville · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09-07-2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday, the musical act R.E.M. sent a letter to the Fox News Channel insisting that it stop using its song “Losing My Religion” in its news coverage — specifically this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. “We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there,” lead singer Michael Stipe said in a statement. Late Friday afternoon, Fox News returned the volley by arguing they were within their legal requirements and suggested it was a publicity stunt by R.E.M.....
  • Georgia Democrat John Lewis says segregation will return if Romney wins

    09/07/2012 9:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 7, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Yesterday, Georgia Democrat Congressman John Lewis of Georgia’s 5th District used the race card tactic with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in pressing points that if Romney wins in November, surely the GOP and Romney will send African-Americans back to the days of segregation. After three minutes of telling the story of the days of segregation when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box, Lewis asked, “Brothers and sisters, do you want to go back? The democratic audience shouted no. After continuing using race as a reference in relation...
  • Time for True Democrats to Start Their Own Party [or, why Catholics can't vote Democrat any more]

    09/07/2012 10:33:09 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 07, 2012 | Tom Hoopes
    It’s time for Catholics to lead true Democrats to start their own party. Catholic Democrats are in a terrible quandary. They vehemently disagree with the Republicans’ approach to policy, so they won’t vote for them. And since the Democratic Party’s leaders stand against religious liberty and for taxpayer-funded abortion, as well as support for stripping marriage of its meaning and endless war, they morally can’t vote for many Democrats either. The only viable option for a traditional Democrat is to not vote at all. It’s a terrible travesty that this has come to pass. It is crucially important that we...
  • Media get VIP treatment in N.C. (VIDEO)

    09/07/2012 11:00:05 PM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 09-03-2012 | Joe Battenfeld And Hillary Chabot
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Obama doesn’t really need to suck up to the media, but Democrats here are taking no chances. The Fourth Estate’s finest, here to cover the Democratic National Convention, were treated to speeding-motorcade-style police escorts to a welcome bash hosted by the owners of the network Republicans love to hate: CNN. About a half-dozen police motorcycles and cruisers, with flashing lights and sirens blaring, led the way for a convoy of buses carrying reporters, photographers and others to the North Carolina Music Factory, site of the bash sponsored by Time Warner. The escorts then took the media...
  • An alternative to Democrats' moral bankruptcy

    09/08/2012 3:08:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Star Parker
    Maybe Democrats have some slick salesmen, like Bill Clinton and our current president, who can sell you swampland and have you convinced that you've bought choice beachfront property. But the omission of any mention of God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital from the Democratic Party platform, which were in it in 2008, and then the almost-failed attempt to add them after the fact, showed the clear truth about the 2012 Democratic Party. It took three boisterous floor votes to add these principles to the platform. Listening to the ayes and nays on the third vote, it is questionable...
  • Froward

    09/08/2012 3:40:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    That’s not a typographical error. I’m not mistaking the Democratic Platform’s definition of all things progressive. I’m not misapplying their slogan: Forward. Froward is admittedly an archaic word, but it’s a very good one. It describes what is actually happening in that Democratic Platform with respect—or should I say with disrespect?—to marriage. “Froward” is defined by our Merriam-Webster online dictionary as: 1 : habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition 2. archaic : adverse — fro·ward·ly adverb — fro·ward·ness noun When Democrats convened in Charlotte, North Carolina, to formally adopt their platform, they will be giving in to disobedience and opposition....
  • Obama's Same Old, Same Old

    09/08/2012 3:54:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    Perhaps the reason for President Obama's flat and energy-less speech Thursday night -- TV cameras panning the convention floor actually showed delegates falling asleep -- was that he already knew Friday's jobs numbers were going to be a disaster. The August unemployment report completely punctured his argument that if you just give him four more years, his policies will solve the economy. Of course, reading through the speech, I didn't see the word "jobs" mentioned once. In fact, though I could be wrong, I didn't see the word "growth" mentioned once. What I did see were constant references to government....
  • Sluts and Condoms for Obama

    09/08/2012 5:24:24 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 6, ,2012 | Paul Bedard
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - You only have to step outside the Democratic National Convention center in downtown Charlotte where vendors and special interest groups are hawking their goods to realize that the Democrats have become the party of hard-edged social issues, not the GOP. While the Republicans have largely tried to follow former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' suggestion that they stick to economic issues, the Democrats have gone hog wild on social issues like abortion, contraception and same sex marriage. Consider the dozens of pink-shirted Planned Parent representatives. As the crowds stroll by, they yell out "Get your 'Protect yourself from...
  • The Godless Convention (Saturbray)

    09/08/2012 5:53:58 AM PDT · by bray · 10 replies
    www/brayincandy.com ^ | 9/8/12 | bray
    “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. John 9:3 If there was any question whether the Democrat Party is nothing more than a satanic Godless cult you had to look no farther than their Platform. The Platform for any Party is what the Party stands for and is a structure of its beliefs and ideals. When they denied the Party’s belief in God it was a very loud and public statement they no longer want to be considered a Party that believed in...
  • When even the media thinks the Democratic Convention is an ‘abortion-palooza,’ you know it’s bad

    09/08/2012 6:22:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 7, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    When even liberals and the mainstream media think the Democratic National Convention has turned into an abortion-palooza, it must really be blatant. Apparently even ideologically aligned reporters have their breaking point on abortion promotion. To wit… Pro-abortion New York Times columnist David Brooks, after Day 1: The one cavil I will have … is this speech has – [it] reinforces something we’ve heard all night, which was how much the crowd goes crazy and how passionate they are about abortion and gay marriage and the social issues. And tonight has been about that. And to me it should have...
  • Obama takes slim post-convention lead over Romney: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    09/08/2012 7:50:12 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 7, 2012 4:53pm EDT | Alina Selyukh
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama regained some footing and overtook his Republican rival Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, a day after the end of the Democratic convention. In what appears to be a convention-induced bounce, Obama jumped ahead in the latest daily tracking poll with 46 percent of 1,434 likely voters saying...
  • Exclusive Audio: In 1994, Obama Criticized Clinton's "Values" Pitch

    09/08/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com ^ | september 5, 2012 | zeke miller
    A previously unheard 1994 lecture by a young Barack Obama offers a new glimpse of his days as a up-and-coming, liberal Illinois politician. The recording, given to BuzzFeed by a Republican source, comes from a lecture on the nature of community values he delivered at Nebraska Wesleyan University on September 9, 1994. Obama told the students in Lincoln, Neb. that "values are dynamic,"and he dismissed appeals from everyone from Bill Clinton to Dan Quayle to "static" or "Ozzie and Harriet" values. Obama suggested those values — "The wife is at home, she’s not working, Dad’s got his 9 to 5,...
  • Kerry Washington Speech • 2012 Democratic National Convention (complete speech)

    09/08/2012 8:28:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 6, 2012 | Uploaded by dabelgrave
    "... Today there are people trying take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. We the people can’t let that happen ..." Full transcript
  • Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Obama 46% Romney 44%

    09/08/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 100 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Saturday September 8, 2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows President Obama attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided… The president is enjoying a convention bounce that has been evident in the last two nights of tracking data. He led by two just before the Republican convention, so he has already erased the modest bounce Romney received from his party’s celebration in Tampa. Perhaps more significantly, Democratic interest in the campaign has soared. For the first time, those in...
  • DNC Live Thread Final Night

    09/06/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 1,910 replies
    cspan ^ | 9/6/12 | DNC
    Welcome to the freak show.
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    09/07/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 60 replies
    It is day two of the Democratic convention, and apparently they had a huge lighting problem in the convention hall today. They worked all day on it. They still couldn't get President Obama out of Bill Clinton's shadow. ~ Jay LenoThe stoner comedy duo Harold and Kumar are starring in a new promo for the Democratic convention alongside President Obama, which is pretty impressive. The only other person to go from smoking pot with buddies to the White House is President Obama. ~ Jay LenoPresident Obama's re-election campaign said that this year they'll knock on 150 percent more doors...
  • Romney Now Ahead in Polls

    09/07/2012 6:30:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CCN News ^ | September 7, 2012 | Dennis Wagner
    As per yesterday, Thursday September 6th, Romney has taken the lead in most National Polls and the President is behind. You can follow the line graph on Realclearpolitics.com and see this is the first time in months Romney has lead. This is also the latest in the trend of Mitt Romney making up ground and the president losing voters. I heard it said once to “not look at numbers but look at trends”, going into an election. Romney has been steadily climbing and has passed Barack Obama. As of today the RCP betting line has Obama at 58% to win...
  • Resurrection: DNC Overrules Delegates, Rams God and Jerusalem Back into Platform

    09/05/2012 11:15:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2012, 2:12 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    Tonight, the Democratic National Committee suspended the rules of the convention and inserted language regarding God and the State of Israel back to its platform. They had to vote three times to do it – and they had to lie to deem it passed, even though it was clear that the measure did not pass a voice vote in the chamber. The original 2012 Democratic Party platform had excised all mention of God and Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
  • Kerry: ‘Ask Osama bin Laden if he’s better off now’ than 4 years ago

    09/06/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sept. 6, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Democratic Senator John Kerry denounced Mitt Romney's approach to world affairs on Thursday and praised President Barack Obama's handling of national security, telling any doubters to "ask Osama Bin Laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago!" The decorated veteran and foreign policy expert also accused Romney of getting his information about Russia from "Rocky IV." "Here's the choice in 2012: Mitt Romney--out of touch at home, out of his depth abroad, and out of the mainstream?" Kerry said in a red-meat speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. "Or, Barack Obama—a...
  • Steelworker Featured at DNC Didn’t Work for Bain

    09/06/2012 10:55:54 AM PDT · by Wyatt's Torch · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/06/2012 | Jonathan Karl
    The Democratic National Convention on Wednesday featured three speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital.” They each told compelling stories about jobs lost, allegedly because of the actions of Bain under Romney’s leadership. But it turns out one of those employees never actually worked for a company controlled by Bain Capital. David Foster was supposedly one of those former employees on the convention schedule. He told the story about 750 steelworkers who lost their jobs when the Bain-controlled company GST steel filed for bankruptcy in the early 1990s.
  • Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates Jerusalem (Video)

    09/05/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT · by magellan · 131 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 September 2012 | GOPICYMI
    Here is the video of the DNC "vote" to reinstate the God and Jerusalem language. Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates Jerusalem
  • Democrats reinstate "God" and Jerusalem language in party platform

    09/05/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT · by tapatio · 83 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/5/12 | CBS
    - After sharp criticism from Mitt Romney and Republicans, the Democrats have reinstated the language into their party platform that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as the words "God-given" that were removed in this year's platform.
  • Democrats are running an accusation convention

    09/05/2012 2:45:03 PM PDT · by NCjim · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2012 | William J. Bennett
    There are two types of conventions for a party in power, as Newt Gingrich once said: accusation conventions and achievement conventions. Accusation conventions run against their opponents' record; achievement conventions highlight their own. In 1984 President Ronald Reagan ran an achievement convention. He rarely mentioned Jimmy Carter's record, even though it had been so poor. Instead, his campaign slogan was "Leadership that's working." He ran an uplifting campaign focused on America's turnaround and that it was "Morning in America" again. After day one of the Democratic National Convention, it seems the Democrats are running a quite different convention. Julian Castro,...
  • Democrat Convention LIVE Stream - Day 2

    09/05/2012 2:29:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 978 replies
    Today's Schedule: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EST) Call to Order: The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa (Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee; Mayor of Los Angeles, California) Invocation: Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, 10th Episcopal District (First Woman Elected Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church) The Honorable Luis V. Gutierrez (Member of the US House of Representatives, Illinois) The Honorable Diana DeGette (Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado) The Honorable John A. Pérez (Speaker and Member of the California State Assembly) The Honorable Thomas M. Menino (Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts) The Honorable Judy Chu (Member of...
  • Not 2008: Big Drop in Viewers for Day One of Dem Convention (400,000 fewer than Ann Romney's speech)

    09/05/2012 1:08:57 PM PDT · by bronxville · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-05-2012 | Mike Flynn
    "The headline speakers last night in Charlotte were a mayor nobody has heard of and First Lady Michelle Obama. Last night and this morning, the media are tripping over each other to heap praise on Mrs. Obama's speech, which was mostly a rehash of her speech in 2008, albeit with newly remembered money struggles. She gave a strong performance, but, unfortunately for the Democrats, not many people saw it. Overall, the speech attracted around 11 million viewers on the three broadcast networks. That's about 400,000 fewer viewers than watched Ann Romney's speech. But, the really bad news for Obama is...
  • TRENDING: First on CNN: DNC secretly scheduled guests: Actresses Johansson, Portman, Washington

    09/05/2012 11:51:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/05/2012 | Shannon Travis
    Charlotte (CNN) - Clint Eastwood meet Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington. The three actresses, firmly anchored in Hollywood's royalty, have been secretly scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, according to a tentative schedule provided by a source to CNN. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker – Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November. The schedule lists the three actresses as speaking on Thursday evening, the same night that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will accept their party's respective nominations. Johansson, Portman and Washington are...
  • Some Obama programs embellished by Democrats

    09/05/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 8:49 AM EDT | TOM RAUM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speakers at the Democratic National Convention portrayed President Barack Obama's presidency in glowing terms Tuesday evening, but sometimes left out important details or embellished his record. Others mischaracterized programs backed by Republican challenger Mitt Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan. Obama's landmark health care overhaul, which Republicans lacerated at their convention last week, and his job-creation performance were among the initiatives burnished the most.
  • Wasserman-Schultz dodges questions about why the DNC removed the 'G' word from their platform

    09/05/2012 10:42:02 AM PDT · by delcopatriot · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz refused to commit to an answer when pressed on whether the party removed the word “God” from its platform, according to the Washington Examiner. The Florida congresswoman was asked by CNN’s Piers Morgan if the removal of the word “God” was a “mistake.” “Well, we have a commitment through all faith traditions that our values are reflected in our policy and that means we should look out for the least of these, that we should fight for the middle class . . .,” she told Morgan. Wasserman Schulz refused to admit that it was...
  • Not 2008: Big Drop in Viewers for Day One of Dem Convention

    09/05/2012 11:18:26 AM PDT · by GVnana · 42 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 9/5/2012 | Mike Flynn
    The headline speeches last night in Charlotte were a mayor nobody has heard of and First Lady Michelle Obama. Last night and this morning, the media are tripping over each other to heap praise on Mrs. Obama's speech, which was mostly a rehash of her speech in 2008, albeit with newly remembered money struggles. She gave a strong performance, but, unfortunately for the Democrats, not many people saw it. Overall, the speech attracted around 11 million viewers on the three broadcast networks. That's about 400,000 fewer viewers than watch Ann Romney's speech. But, the really bad news for Obama, is...
  • Ryan: Exclusion of Jerusalem language from Dem. platform is 'tragic'

    09/05/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/5/2012 | By Justin Sink
    Paul Ryan blasted Democrats on Wednesday after it was revealed that the party's platform omitted references to God and Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel that had existed in prior years' versions. "This is tragic, Brian," the Republican vice presidential nominee told host Brian Kilmeade of "Fox and Friends." "First of all, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Mitt Romney and I are very clear on this and right of return and the other issues you mentioned. But what is so tragic about this is it's one of the few issues where the Republican Party and the Democratic Party...
  • Democrats WILL move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to smaller indoor arena...

    09/05/2012 10:42:18 AM PDT · by GVnana · 13 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 9/5/2012 | Toby Harnden
    Democrats today announced that President Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will move from the vast Bank of America stadium to the much-smaller Time Warner indoor arena. While organisers blamed weather forecasts of lightning, the switch means that Obama has avoided the possibility of having to accept his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium. Just hours earlier, officials had been insisting the speech would go ahead in the stadium 'rain or shine'.->snip< A convention worker told MailOnline on Tuesday: ‘It looks like a done deal to me. The decision’s apparently been taken and it’s just a matter of spinning...
  • 11-yr-old pro-life girl brought to tears by pro-abortion activists outside DNC Convention

    09/05/2012 11:01:56 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 09/04/2012 | Bryan Kemper
    September 4, 2012 (StandTrue.com) - I want you to meet my friend and fellow abortion abolitionist, 11-year-old Zoe Griffin. In a world when grown adults ignore, deny or just don’t care about the abortion holocaust that has claimed over 55 million of Zoe’s generation, she is willing to take a stand no matter what people think. Zoe joined her mother and friends to lay thousands of roses outside the site of the Democratic convention and pray for the babies, the politicians and this generation. While Zoe was praying, pro-abortion activists who claim to stand up for women began to belittle...
  • Pretty Sure We Are Now Witness To Political Hair Rock Meets Grunge Moment

    09/05/2012 10:53:46 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 80 replies
    Vanity | 9/5/2012
    I think what has happened today with the Obama campaign moving their highly and arrogantly touted downsized Thursday acceptance speech from a football stadium ready for 65,000 people down to an arena able to fit less than 20,000 due to stage size and other platforms on the floor, is easily the DNC's hair rock moment. This is a moment where bands like Def Leppard, Warrant, RATT, Cinderella, Whitesnake,Extreme, Slaughter, Great White,White Lion, Dokken, and others were put on notice that a huge shift had taken place and that shift was called "grunge rock". It's as if Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In...
  • Mrs. Obama: Husband knows what struggle means

    09/05/2012 4:42:17 AM PDT · by Phlap · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 09/05/2012 | JULIE PACE and CALVIN WOODWARD
    Democrats are using one of Barack Obama's strong suits, that voters believe he understands the problems of ordinary people, to trump his weakest suit, the economy. Michelle Obama played those cards with force in a speech declaring that after four years as president, her husband is still the man who drove a rust-bucket on early dates, rescued a coffee table from the trash and knows the struggles of everyday Americans because he lived them in full.
  • Punk'd: DNC Convention Visitors Scoff Up MRC Goof 'Journalists For Obama' T-Shirts

    09/05/2012 6:12:17 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 31 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 09/04/12 | Unattributed
    As we all know, journalists should not take sides. Reality is another thing, so the MRC created "Journalists for Obama" spoof t-shirts. The irony is many didn't seem to get the joke as evidenced by how quickly a DNC Convention zombie hoarde scoffed up the couple dozen or so given out for free by the MRC field team in Charlotte.
  • Some Obama programs embellished by Democrats

    09/05/2012 7:11:32 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 09-05-12 | TOM RAUM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Speakers at the Democratic National Convention portrayed President Barack Obama's presidency in glowing terms Tuesday evening, but sometimes left out important details or embellished his record. Others mischaracterized programs backed by Republican challenger Mitt Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan.