Friday, August 31, 2012

RNC Convention Excellent

Lordy, get me out of here!
Best Quotes from the RNC Convention

For the next week until the end of the DNC convention I will run a quote or two from the RNC.  I may even compare a DNC quote with an RNC quote

“Fifty-five years ago, when my dad was a penniless teenager, thank God some well-meaning bureaucrat didn’t put his arm around him and say ‘let me take care of you.’” –- Ted Cruz.

“And on a personal note – a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham – the most segregated big city in America – her parents can’t take her to a movie theater or a restaurant – but they make her believe that even though she can’t have a hamburger at the Woolworth’s lunch counter – she can be President of the United States and she becomes the Secretary of State. Yes, America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect. But of course it has never been inevitable – it has taken leadership, courage and an unwavering faith in our values.” — Condi Rice

Some thoughts on the RNC Convention

Seeing the speakers and the Romney Ryan team at the RNC I am reminded of the business saying that first rate people hire first rate people.  Second rate people hire third rate people.  Compare Paul Ryan with Joe Biden.  

I thought the convention was terrific.  We saw a big and diverse GOP with stories about success with the explanation “this is America.”  It seems the GOP has a much bigger and more diverse bench, one that comes from talent, not affirmative action. 
The Democrats have a hard act to follow.  The Republicans focused on success, the economy, jobs, taxes and spending.  We heard a lot of complaints from DNC people about the negativity, but this appears to be more of an inoculation to protect themselves from criticism when them come forward trying to convince the American people that to paraphrase Marco Rubio when he said the President wasn’t a bad man but a bad president, that in fact, Mitt Romney is the devil on earth.   

The other point you heard from the left was there wasn’t enough details of the plans the GOP had to address the economy, jobs, taxes and spending.  It will be interesting to see what kind of specific we will hear from Mr. Obama.  

I with the majority of Americans watched the convention on FNC.  I did go over to CNN and MSNBC to see what their commentators had to say between speakers.  MSNBC is fantasyland for liberals.  Any connection with the truth seems to be purely coincidental.  

I thought Clint Eastwood was too slow but he did level what was probably the most criticism of President Obama.  The empty chair with a teleprompter was very clever. And it appears the White House's thin skinned occupant had to answer it.

Does seem like something a confident candidate would do

To which critics with Photoshop answered his answer.

The Best and Worst at the RNC Convention

Who do you think gave the best speech?  What was the best joke?  Who was the worst gate crasher or the worst sport?  Read about it here.

Peggy Noonan chimes in with her views of the Convention.  It’s interesting to see what she saw as the game changer. 

It’s official.  Bush is to blame

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, was stumped this afternoon when ABC’s Jake Tapper questioned him about a new study that showed that under Obama household median annual incomes have fallen 4.8% since the recession technically ended in 2009.

Carney weaved in and out over several vague platitudes, blaming the previous administration for plunging the economy into a recession.

It appears Romney is to blame here

President Obama announce he will go to New Orleans on Monday after Romney announced he was going there today.  

“You didn’t build that”

Many moons ago, I spent a couple of years in a fiction-writing program at a local university. I never finished the novel I aspired to write, but I did learn some valuable lessons. The most important: “It doesn’t matter what you meant. What matters is what you conveyed.

Great New Crossroad’s Ad

Fact checkers for Obama

It seems the official fact checkers can’t tell the difference between a fact and something they don’t like. 

AP found Ryan’s Janesville GM plant story to be false saying the plant was shut down in December 2008, even though that contradicts AP’s story of the plant’s shutdown in April 2009.  What the old saying?  Is AP lying now or were they lying then? 

In the meantime, this article finds PolitiFact to be high on Political but very iffy on facts. 

Liberal film critic Roger Ebert thinks Clint Eastwood was sad and pathetic

Well it does take one to know one.

Others have different opinions.

RNC Protests

Despite what little attention they got, they weren’t young, they weren’t many, and they weren’t effective.

Obama: When you need help who should you turn to?

Campaigning at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio last week, President Obama raised quite eloquently -- okay, succinctly -- the question of where one should turn for help in pursuing one's happiness.  The answer: government,"applause"; family, "booo."

This may explain why unmarried women are strong supporters of the Democrats while married women are strong supporters of the Republicans (they have their families to take care of).

Obama:  President or King

We have seen over the past 3 ½ years an embolden President ignore the Constitution and do more and more questionable things by executive fiat.  It has become epidemic this election year as he has given more goodies to the groups he’s counting on for their votes.  From free birth control, to green cards, to supporting gay marriage Obama seeks to gain support by tearing us apart.  

Speaking of Dog Whistles

The left seems to think everything can be construed as a hidden racial slur including the words “Chicago” and “golf.”  So how do they react when one of their own crosses the line? 

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