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  • Who Now Has or Owns the Eastwood Chair?

    09/01/2012 8:48:57 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 15 replies
    September 1, 2012 | Self
    I have a question now that "Eastwooding" is now the new internet meme. Where is the chair and who owns it now? I think after Thursday's speech this empty chair would have a significant historical and/or collectable value. Many FReepers have no doubt spent time watching countless episodes of Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Cajun Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn etc. After watching re-runs of these this weekend I have to ask this question. Where is the chair now and is there a certificate of it? I would love to see what the sale of this item could bring as a fundraising...
  • The Cardinal Prays (how to speak truth to power in the public square)

    09/01/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joseph Wood
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan showed how to speak truth to power in the public square this week.“Power” in this case was the Republican Party, and the power was in a good mood when the Archbishop of New York went to the podium to close the GOP convention. But rather than just excuse the crowd with a few feel-good platitudes, Dolan delivered a brief blessing that was packed with Catholic teaching. And he did so in a thoroughly American spirit.As with his decision to invite both presidential candidates to the Al Smith charity dinner in October, Dolan’s acceptance of the invitation to...
  • How To Make the GOP Eat Itself Alive

    09/01/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 218 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | September 1, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Recently, the GOP passed some Presidential primary and delegate rules changes, in a very shady manner, that enraged conservatives. This rule will lessen the impact of delegates, and soften the voice of conservatives and Tea Party members. I was one of those who were enraged. In fact, I was at the front of the parade. However, in life and especially in politics, not all is as it seems. One of Mitt Romney's closest advisors, a man by the name of James Bopp Jr., led the charge to prevent the rules from being this drastically changed. In a letter he...
  • Establishment Republicans Pass Rule at RNC to Suppress Grassroots Influence

    09/01/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 39 replies
    Interview at the Republican National Convention ^ | August 28, 2012 | Julie McCarty
    Watch Julie McCarty, President of the NE Tarrant [County TX] Tea Party and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Over strong grassroots opposition, Rule No. 12 was passed which gives the Republican National Committee the authority to change any rule between convention sessions. According to McCarty, This rule was deliberately designed to suppress grassroots efforts. "It is the Establishment Republicans saying to the grassroots, 'we do not want to hear from you, we want to do things our own way.' They were able to defeat Rule 15. Under this rule, delegates to the National Convention would have no longer been...
  • The Theatrical Brilliance of Clints Empty Chair

    09/01/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Politicos and policy wonks have been parsing every major speech offered at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, each with his or her own lens. (The exception is MSNBC, which apparently declined to parse several speeches by ethnic minorities.) Some have commented on the gender-war content of Ann Romneys statements; some have focused on the deep policy weeds of Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. But the most transformative moment in its way, the most redolent of the Tea Party revolution was Clint Eastwoods conversation with an empty chair in which President Obama was not sitting. One of the...
  • WH disses Clint Eastwood over anti-Obama speech

    09/01/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 1, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obamas spokesman derided Clint Eastwood for his remarks at the Republican National Convention, in which Eastwood made a series of jokes at the presidents expense by pretending to conduct an interview with Obama while only talking to an empty chair. I wasnt quite sure what I was watching, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday of Eastwoods performance. He prefaced that dismissal by saying, Im a huge fan and admirer of Clint Eastwoods work, both as a director and an actor. Eastwood made several jokes at Obamas expense and that of Vice President Joe Biden (whom he called...
  • Don't be TOO quick to condemn the GOP-e. [Rare One-Line Vanity]

    09/01/2012 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 45 replies
    Unnamed Sources (mainly George Haight of 156 Pine Street, Lakewood, Florida 715-283-2993) | Sept 1 2012 | By Laz
    Guys, I am the first to jump on the GOP-elite when they backstab conservatives. I'm even sometimes at the front of the parade. But I have certain information that might show that the GOP-e wasn't all too keen on some of the rules changes that got us so upset. In fact, Romney's team might have been trying to avoid some of this stuff. I need to do more homework (there is a freeper who is my main source for this, and he's NOT GOP-machine whatsoever. If he wishes credit, I will be glad to give it to him). Wait for...
  • Liberal Journalist Misplays Race Card Badly

    08/31/2012 4:34:37 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 16 replies
    Tar and Feathers ^ | 08-30-2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    When it comes to the race card game, you cant win with a liberal. If youre conservative, youre racist no matter how you play it. As the 2012 GOP Convention progresses, this liberal con game is once again in play. Youd think Republicans would have learned by now. When it comes to issues on race, you may as well be playing Three Card Monty with a downtown street hustler. No matter how you play it, you will lose. During the convention, the Dems and their compliant media toadies have used a ruse that everyone should be well aware of by...
  • That Fading Obama Poster...

    08/31/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The day after Paul Ryan's RNC speech I posted a series of graphics based on his speech (here). This was probably the best line of them all, and I wanted to make sure I could come up with something that would do it justice...
  • RNC Ratings Night Three: Romney Results In Ratings Rise,

    08/31/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Night three of the Republican National Committee culminated in a speech from GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and the ratings rose accordingly. As was the case during the first two nights of the RNC, Fox News Channel was the most watched TV news outlet, besting the broadcast networks from 10-11PM. Last night, however, the gap between FNC and its competitors was even wider, as it topped the next two networks, NBC and ABC, combined in total viewers. Every outlet except NBC improved on its Tuesday night ratings in both total viewers and the adults 25-54 demo. Compared to the final night...
  • Another Real Photo of Obama's Chair...

    08/31/2012 3:10:27 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Follow up to this post...
  • Paul Backers Aided Disruption of Ryans Speech (Gave Code Pink Their Passes)

    08/31/2012 11:56:23 AM PDT · by mnehring · 26 replies
    The womens antiwar group CodePink was behind the disruption of Representative Paul D. Ryans speech on Wednesday night, but it was in part a product of the Romney campaigns continuing dispute with Ron Paul supporters. An angry Ron Paul person was like, here, take my pass, said Laura Mills, the 21-year-old CodePink intern who was escorted out of the Tampa Bay Times Forum after interrupting Mr. Pauls speech. Ms. Mills and a more seasoned activist, Ann Wright, were just waiting for Mr. Ryan to say something about health care. When he did, they yelled, Health care, not warfare and My...
  • How the Dems in Charlotte can compensate for Clint Eastwood in Tampa

    08/31/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 41 replies
    self | Aug 31, 2012 | Bob Ireland
    The Dems are meeting in Charlotte next week. They follow a spirited, zealous scene in Tampa this week. The appearance by film actor Clint Eastwood helped the GOP gathering reach a foot-stomping crescendo. What can they do to counteract this burst of enthusiasm? Here is a suggestion that might prove useful. THEY COULD INVITE THEIR OWN FILM STAR, ALEC BALDWIN!!! Instead of an empty chair, Baldwin could put his daughter in the chair next to Him with a sign around her neck with 'Mitt Romney' printed thereon. Then he could unload on her as only Alec Baldwin could. He could...
  • RNC Goodie Bag Contains Mitts Book Supporting Romneycare

    08/31/2012 9:25:53 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/28/12 | by Matt Vespa
    Surprise! Im the first to admit that Mitt Romney wasnt my first choice for president. I think the majority of the Republican Party was with me on this one. I was on the Rick Perry train, which turned out t be an epic failure. However, the primaries are over and Mitt came out on top. However, given that a lot of conservatives may still be suspicious of Romneys shoddy conservative credentials, it doesnt help that the RNC goodie bag contains a copy of his book No Apologies, which endorses his decision, as Governor of Massachusetts, to institute an individual mandate...
  • The Intellect Of The Democratic Party

    08/31/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Conventions Don't Matter -- and Mean Even Less

    08/31/2012 8:54:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Political junkies get excited about the Republican and Democratic national conventions, but for many Americans they provide a stark reminder of how out of touch our political system has become. The strange rituals and bad jokes seem oddly out of place in the 21st century, almost as strange as seeing an engineer use a slide rule rather than an iPad to perform some complex calculation. While partisan activists tune in when their team's big show is on the air, most unaffiliated voters view the conventions as a waste of time and money. For the past week or so, everyone I...
  • *SATIRE* *Vanity* Eastwood banned for life - stripped of Oscars *Satire*

    08/31/2012 8:44:34 AM PDT · by Never on my watch · 11 replies
    Self | August 31, 21012 | Never on My Watch
    As a result of the Mathews/Madow report of inquiry into the presence of Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention (dated August 31, 2012), The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS) stated that they have stripped Actor/Director Clint Eastwood of his Academy Awards and banned him from the motion picture industry for life. Continued below...
  • Gov. Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech at the Republican National Convention Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 7:03:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 1 replies
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Gov. Mitt Romney
    Mr. Chairman, Mr. Chairman and delegates. Mr. Chairman and delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust youve placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility. And tonight I am asking you to join me to walk together to a better future. By my side, I have chosen a man with a big heart from a small town. He represents the best of America, a man who will always make us very proud my friend and America's next Vice President,...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio Convention Speech Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 7:01:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 3 replies
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Sen. Marco Rubio
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I think I just drank Clint Eastwood's water. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having me here today and thank you so much for doing this convention here in Florida. Before I begin Thank you. Before I begin this is such an important night for my country . Thank you so mucch - thank you so much for having me here today, and thank you so much for doing this convention here in Florida. You know, before I begin - yes, thank you - before I being, this is...
  • Gov. Jeb Bush Convention Speech Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:59:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Gov. Jeb Bush
    Welcome to Florida! Bienvenido a Florida! This election is about the future of this nation. We can shape that future with what we do here, with what we do November 6. We can restore America's greatness. That starts with a strong economy, a smart energy policy, lower deficits, and a president who puts America's workers and job-creators first. But to have a great future - a secure future - a future that is equal to our potential as a nation, we need to do something else. We must make sure that our children and grandchildren are ready for the world...
  • Clint Eastwoods Speech At The Republican National Convention - Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 7 replies
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Clint Eastwood
    Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Save a little for Mitt. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, whats a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there, left of Lenin. At least that is what people think. That is not really the case. There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it. So...
  • Condoleezza Rice's Speech At The Republican National Convention Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:55:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 2 replies
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 29, 2012 | Condoleezza Rice
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Good evening. Good evening. Good evening. Good evening, distinguished delegates. Good evening, fellow Republicans. Good evening, my fellow Americans. We gather here at a time of significance and challenge. This young century has been a difficult one. I can remember as if it were yesterday when my young assistants came into my office at the White House to say that a plane had hit the World Trade Center, and then, a second plane, and...
  • Mike Huckabee's Speech At The Republican National Convention Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 29, 2012 | Mike Huckabee
    Thank you. Thank you very much. I was so very honored to be asked to address one of this weeks themes, ``We Can Do Better.'' Then I was backstage and I heard some folks say that after hearing me speak, the delegates are going to say, ``We sure can do better than Huckabee.'' And that's when they will unanimously nominate Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States of America. I want to say that Tampa has been a wonderful and hospitable city. And I'm grateful for all that they've done for us. But the only hitch...
  • Ted Cruz's Speech At The Republican National Convention: Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 2 replies
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 29, 2012 | Ted Cruz
    Good evening. I have the honor of standing before you this evening for one reason - because thousands upon thousands of grassroots activists stood united, not for a candidate, but for the sake of liberty. Were seeing something extraordinary. Something that has dumbfounded the chattering class. It began in 2010, right here in Florida. In Utah, Kentucky, and in Pennsylvania. It continued this summer in the state of Indiana, in Nebraska, in Wisconsin. And in the Lone Star State. We are seeing a Great Awakening. A national movement of we the people, brought together by what unites us a...
  • Ann Romneys Speech at the Republican National Convention: Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 28, 2012 | Ann Romney
    Well, I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party. And while there are many important issues we'll hear discussed in this convention and throughout this campaign, tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts. I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours. Tonight...
  • Rick Santorum: Convention Speech Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:46:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 1 replies
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 28, 2012 | Rick Santorum
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thanks. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Bless you. Thank you. Thank you Pennsylvania. It is a great honor for me to be here tonight with the love of my wife, life, Karen, over here, and my 93-year-old mother, from Florida, and some of our children. My oldest son, John, wanted to be here tonight, but hes a first year cadet at the Citadel, and so I just want to say to you John, Im proud of you son. Thank you. I am a first-generation American. At age...
  • Republican National Convention Keynote Address by Gov. Chris Christie: Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:44:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 28, 2012 | New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
    Full transcript of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies Keynote Address at the Republican National Convention. Thank you. Thank you. This stage and this moment are very improbable for me. A New Jersey Republican delivering the keynote address to our national convention, from a state with 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans. A New Jersey Republican stands before you tonight. Proud of my party, proud of my state and proud of my country. I am the son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother. My Dad, who I am blessed to have with me here tonight, is gregarious, outgoing and loveable....
  • In defense of Clint Eastwood: He was weird, but fantastic

    08/31/2012 3:26:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 148 replies
    Go ahead. Vet my day. A fistful of incoherence. High slurs rambler. Every which way and loose. Clint Eastwood, the 82-year-old movie star and director, inspired what seemed like enthusiasm inside the Republican National Convention's Tampa Bay Times Forumand disbelief outside it and on Twitter.
  • RNC Sham 2012

    08/30/2012 11:48:58 PM PDT · by W.C.S. · 66 replies
    The Convention is where delegates are meant to cast votes for the nominee, yet the Tampa Bay Times Forum was already plastered with embedded Romney banners, and additional 'Mitt' signs for people to hold were also smuggled in to make it appear that many are behind him. All Ron Paul material was promptly confiscated. Six states filed to put Ron Paul into nomination while the rules still said it only took five states. Realizing this, the RNC met early Tuesday morning to change the rules in order to make the minimum needed as eight states, which Ron also would have...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan at Republican National Convention

    08/30/2012 11:14:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/30/2012 | Timothy Dolan
    Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, gives the closing benediction at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL on August 30, 2012: "With firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, let us pray. Almighty God, Father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, we beg Your continued blessings on this sanctuary of freedom and on all those who proudly call America home. We ask Your benediction on those yet to be born and on those who are about to see You at the end of this life. Bless those families whose ancestors arrived on these shores generations ago,...
  • A Lot Of People Fail At Their First Job (pic)

    08/30/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I can see liberals' blood boiling over this one, after all he was a U.S. Senator and Illinois State Senator before becoming president....and?
  • (Live Thread) Day 4 Republican National Convention

    08/30/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 1,851 replies
    RNC ^ | 30 Aug 2012
    THURSDAY 7 p.m. Call to order Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka National Anthem sung by SEVEN Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins Remarks by Republican Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla. Reagan Legacy Video Remarks by former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and wife Callista Gingrich Remarks by Craig Romney 8 p.m. Remarks by former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla. Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign Remarks by Grant Bennett Remarks by Tom Stemberg 9 p.m. Remarks...
  • Jeb Bush to Republicans: Stop Acting Stupid on Immigration (Pushing Amnesty Yet Again)

    08/30/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 56 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    Tonight, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is addressing the Republican National Convention. Why is he being given that honor, you say? That is a good question, since he is at great odds with both the party's nominee, the party's platform, and the American people on the issue of immigration, and continues to insult us on a weekly basis to pimp his pro-amnesty views that we have consistently rejected. At a forum on immigration,Bush said Republicans arent going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they stop acting stupid by being too "tough" on "immigrants" (the usual code for illegal...
  • Code Pinks Pro-Abortion Dancing Vaginas Disgust Republicans

    08/30/2012 3:40:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies
    Life News ^ | August 30, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The radical pro-abortion group Code Pink has been doing its best to rain on the Republican convention parade in Tampa.Two members unsuccessfully attempted to disrupt pro-life vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech on Wednesday night, while the rest of the “vagina dancing” and costume-wearing crew has been relegated to the official protest areas outside the Republican convention. Below are pictures (courtesy Jill Stanek), a video and commentary about these radical activists.“Yesterday Code Pink activists were featured at the Planned Parenthood bus stop in Tampa, dressed in full frontal feminist regalia. These vulgar women represent mainstream American women?” Stanek writes, “At...
  • Sandra Fluke, Pro-Abortion Democratic Chair Crash GOP Convention

    08/30/2012 3:08:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 129 replies
    Life News ^ | August 30, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke and pro-abortion Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz crashed the Republican convention on Thursday afternoon.Leading up to the nomination acceptance speech from Mitt Romney, Fluke and Wasserman Schultz somehow made it through security and into the convention center to speak to members of the press. Reporters surrounded Schultz to get her take on the GOP convention. She made a brief statement to the press and walked to the Google-sponsored bloggers lounge where press members also are found.Although Democrats have set up an office near the GOP convention center, this was the...
  • How to watch Republican National Convention on the ROKU

    08/30/2012 1:02:15 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 6 replies
    08/30/12 | justlittleoleme
    If you would like to watch all of the RNC speeches can watch them on the roku if you do the following: - Install the private channel Nowhere TV - Go here: http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku/ - Click on this link to add the private channel to your roku: https://owner.roku.com/Add/H9DWC, - Click Yes, Add Channel - Go to your ROKU and navigate to the channel store then exit back to the main screen. - It will now show the Channel Nowhere TV - Launch Nowhere TV - Select in the Featured Section, the third option GOP convention 2012 - Select GOP OnDemand -...
  • Attacked Black CNN Camerawoman Speaks

    08/30/2012 12:33:47 PM PDT · by castowell · 76 replies
    The Root ^ | 8/30/2012 | Jene Desmond-Harris
    The black woman who was harassed by Republican National Convention attendees says "I know racism when I see it and when it's being thrown at me." Everyone's been talking about the horrifying, is-this-seriously-happening-in-2012 incident at the Republican National Convention, in which two attendees threw nuts and taunts at an African-American CNN camerawoman, telling her "This is what we feed to the animals at the zoo." Everyone, that is, except the camerawoman herself.
  • The Excuses President (pic)

    08/30/2012 12:12:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Best Of Paul Ryan's RNC Speech

    08/30/2012 10:22:06 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Truth be told it's not limited to these lines, he had a lot of other great lines too...
  • Susana Martinez Realized What We All Know Deep Down...

    08/30/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Condoleezza Rice: A star is born?

    08/30/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2012 | Rick Moran
    Recall there was a mini-boomlet for Rice when Romney was mulling his choices for vice president. At that time, it was gently pointed out that Ms. Rice, a remarkably intelligent and capable woman, had no experience in electoral politics.After watching her excellent speech last night, I wonder if that isn't about to change.Wall Street Journal: In a clear highlight of the evening, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave a moving address to delegates at the Republican convention, broadly criticizing President Barack Obama's record without ever mentioning him by name.She made the case for the U.S. to continue to...
  • The 10 Best Obama Zingers From Paul Ryans Snappy Convention Speech

    08/30/2012 8:45:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 30, 2012 | Benny Johnson
    Paul Ryans speech brought more than just cheers to the convention hall Wednesday night, it picked a fight. The VP candidates speech had RNC delegates at a fever pitch from the beginning. It brought a packed convention arena to its feet with over a dozen standing ovations. By many reports and reactions, Paul Ryan can count his keynote a resounding success. And while the speech was filled with conservative buzzwords, what really hat had the faithful cheering were the well timed one-liners about President Obama and his record. Convention delegate and lifelong Republican Mark Mitchell told TheBlaze, That speech is...
  • 'I-GAG' issues threaten GOP hopes [barf]

    08/30/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | August 30, 2012 | Chris Ingram
    On Tuesday night in Ybor City, the Republican group GOProud a national organization of gay and straight Americans seeking to promote freedom by supporting free markets, limited government and a respect for individual rights held a well-attended party at a nightclub. . . If the Republican Party gets trapped into talking about what I call the "I-GAG" issues of immigration, guns, abortion or gays, the Romney-Ryan ticket will lose in November. . . Nominees and party leaders frequently give a wink and a nod to acknowledge the platform is nothing but a tool to appease the far-right from...
  • Few protesters show in Tampas Romneyville

    08/30/2012 8:08:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Joe Battenfeld and Hilary Chabot
    TAMPA, Fla. Here in the middle of the biggest gathering of Republicans in the world, youd think the Occupiers and anarchists and liberals would be everywhere. But that hasnt been the case. Maybe its the oppressive humidity, or threat of storms, or armies of police, but the protests have petered out on the streets of Tampa. The one place where hundreds of protesters were supposed to gather was dubbed Romneyville, a vacant lot next to an Army Navy store. But just a few dozen were there when the Truth Squad stopped by, and they werent doing any protesting ...
  • On RNC stage, nettlesome issues unmentioned

    08/30/2012 5:52:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2012 | Beth Fouhy
    Viewers tuning into the Republican National Convention have heard Ann Romney speak lovingly of her husband and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pledge "a new era of truth telling." What they haven't heard is talk of offshore tax havens, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, or questions about President Barack Obama's birthplace - the kind of divisive issues that have bedeviled Mitt Romney in the weeks before formally accepting his party's presidential nomination.
  • Actions of States Like Iowa Brought About RNC Rule Change

    08/29/2012 10:36:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | August 29, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    Even though Ron Paul finished a disappointing third place in the Iowa Caucuses back in January, his supporters made sure to become delegates to the county conventions that were held a few months later in March. The Paul supporters were still fully engaged when the convention process began in Iowa, even though their candidate had yet to win a contest and had basically stopped campaigning. While they were still engaged, Mitt Romneys supporters were almost absent. Romneys absence allowed the Paul supporters to go on and dominate everything from State Central Committee elections, to the party platform, to the selection...
  • Clint Eastwood To Speak At Republican Convention on Thursday: Fox News

    08/29/2012 9:17:37 PM PDT · by Justaham · 278 replies
    deadline.com ^ | 8/29/12
    Clint Eastwood will be speaking at the Republican Convention in Tampa on Thursday according to Fox News. The networks website is reporting that a GOP source confirmed that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker. Thursday nights line-up has a To Be Announced speaker scheduled ahead of Senator Marco Rubio and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney himself. Eastwoods name was floated earlier this week as the speaker along with former VP nominee Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and even a hologram of former President Ronald Reagan. No stranger to politics, Eastwood served as the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988....
  • Liberal Racism Explodes Against Condi Rice: "House Negro" and Sex Object

    08/29/2012 9:14:11 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 26 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/30/2012 | Matthew
    Unfortunately, as Mia Love and Ann Romney have found out, the Left is not kind to strong Republican women. Instead, the vitriol and ignorance that many on the Left have shown make it clear who is propagating a 'war on women.' Take Condoleezza Rice, the daughter of sharecroppers born into segregation. Impeccably educated and motivated, Ms. Rice became the National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. This would be nearly impossible just two generations ago. But to liberals, she's still nothing but a 'house negro' and not even black: Goat Rider @jarvisnoel "@TatiSmiff: Condaleeza Rice is the only black person...
  • Republican National Convention attendees throw peanuts at CNN camerawoman

    08/29/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT · by pepperdog · 45 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 29 August | Cynthia Hodges
    Two Republican National Convention attendees were thrown out of the RNC venue on Tuesday after several people say they witnessed the 2 individuals taunting a black camera operator...
  • FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe: "I think the Establishment's freaking out"

    08/29/2012 5:30:43 PM PDT · by Kolath · 15 replies
    reascon.com ^ | 8/29/2012 | Matt Welch
    On Tuesday, during the normally boring rules-and-roll-call portion of the festivities, the Republican National Convention erupted in some contentious and confusing disputes between the GOP establishment and delegates associated with both Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and the Tea Party. Today I asked Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of the Tea Party-assisting political group FreedomWorks, to explain what it all meant. "I think the Republican establishment is struggling with how to manage this very decentralized world we live in, and you saw signs of their acknowledgement on the stage like last night," Kibbe said. "It wasn't remotely about Mitt Romney, it...