Up for Debate: DNC kicks off in Charlotte

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 9:05pm

What is your reaction to the first night of the Democratic National Convention? How would you rate Michelle Obama's speech? What weak points did you see at Tuesday night's convention?

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132 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/5/12 at 12:28

Be careful, g - the teapublicans warn that Obama will force you into a gay marriage!

By: Loner on 9/5/12 at 12:31

Is Willard Romney the best that the once-respected Republican Party can offer - A Draft-Dodging, Tax-Evading, Mormon Bishop for POTUS?

When a handful of high-rolling billionaires are calling the shots, this is the pitiful result.

Anyone whose annual income is under 100K would be well-advised to not vote GOP....to do so is inviting self-inflicted misery.

But the alternative also sucks....Obama is a reneger. And now, in an act of desperation, perhaps, Obama has hired Rahm Emanuel to run the super PAC that is backing his Presidential Re-election bid. The Dems are calling for an end to Citizens United, in their platform...but for now, they are playing the game....fighting fire with fire....or is it fighting corruption with corruption?

The whole thing is a tragic farce.

By: brrrrk on 9/5/12 at 12:33

Loner said

"The poor kids probably had to wash their own dirty magic undies....possibly in a public laundromat? Nah, it never got THAT bad....I can't imagine the Romneys ever using a public laundromat to wash their own clothing....too much pubic exchange."

What really pisses me off is that they have the audacity to compare themselves to people who are really poor and struggling. No, it does more than piss me off... it sickens me.

By: gdiafante on 9/5/12 at 12:34

And, going back to Ryan not knowing the time of his run...I'm a runner. I know my times. He's either an idiot or he's trying to be something he's not. I would expect my next door neighbor to fudge his times, not a VP nominee. It's childish.

If he can't be honest about something as simple (and completely non-relevant) as a run, what can we expect about serious issues?

By: Loner on 9/5/12 at 12:45

Brrrk, what we now have in this republic is a ruling class that is bankrolled by special interests.

Many of the seated politicians come from political dynasties...both left and right....voters are comfortable with a known name...a known family representing them in government....folks generally fear change and the incumbents play to these fears....the result is Dynastic Democracy.

With each successive generation, the wealth and power increases for these jet-setting elites.....and the masses go along with it....just keep the Welfare and the TV shows coming and the peasants won't revolt.....bread & circus, US style.

Maintaining our freedom and our voice in government requires diligence and hard work....those two things are not all that popular today....in fact, they are increasingly rare traits in America today.....even the major media have hit the "Easy Button".....going with the flow.

By: gdiafante on 9/5/12 at 12:51

just keep the Welfare and the TV shows coming and the peasants won't revolt.....bread & circus, US style.

Well said.

By: yogiman on 9/5/12 at 1:14

dargent7,

If, as you say, Romney's taxes were legal deposited in other nations vaults, what's you gripe? If you was intelligent enough to make a "pot full" of money, could you honestly say you would give all of your money to the US government? I doubt it.

Many congressmen have made pots full of money after getting in congress because they have so much access to it. How about griping about all members of congress that's putting their money in foreign nation's vaults?

By: Loner on 9/5/12 at 1:17

Thank you, Gd...it's sad, isn't it? This is "Exceptionalism"? We are bullshitting ourselves.

You say that Wieners can't remember his time in a marathon run?

Bishop Romney claimed that Wieners is the intellectual epicenter of the GOP...or words to that effect...but it looks as though his highly-acclaimed mind is starting to slip....and at such an early age....yeah, Wieners would make a good POTUS, in case Willard takes a powder or whatever....he looks good...the lights are on but nobody is home....he is programmable...for now...but his mind is going, apparently....another Reagan?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/5/12 at 1:18

And make education not so desirable and college hard to obtain. Keep 'em dumbed down.

By: Loner on 9/5/12 at 1:25

Whiter. Cleaner. Willard & Wieners.

That sums up the vital virtues of the GOP ticket in 2012.

By: gdiafante on 9/5/12 at 1:50

Yogi's now advocating tax evasion while whining "everyone's doing it". I think he actually has a negative IQ.

By: yogiman on 9/5/12 at 1:51

Another good show, children. You can watch if on your monitor.

//resistance.ning.com/video/rep-allen-west-obama-is-a-markist/

By: Loner on 9/5/12 at 2:03

Obama is getting desperate; he's hired Rahm Emanuel to run the Dem Super PAC....the GOP Super PACs are out performing the Democratic one....the Dem platform calls for rescinding Citizens United....but until then, Obama will fight corruption with corruption - Chicago style.

We are discussing it here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rahm-emanuel-to-raise-funds-for-democratic-campaigns/2012/09/05/956d2ae0-f758-11e1-8253-3f495ae70650_allComments.html?ctab=all_&

The ramrod is now on the job.....the cash is now gonna flow like the Jordan River in Springtime. A torrent of Super PAC money is flooding the already corrupt system. The politicians will need hip boots or waders to wade through the lagoon of cash.

The major media will enrich themselves selling the ad space etc. Do not expect the media to rock the boat. They like this Democracy Lite stuff.

By: yogiman on 9/5/12 at 2:06

another good show: //resistance.ning.com/video/he-s-a-communist-part-4

By: gdiafante on 9/5/12 at 2:09

What is a Markist? Does that mean Obama likes Mark Harmon?

lol

By: yogiman on 9/5/12 at 2:30

One more for today. I'll give you more tomorrow.

//resistance.ning.com.video/its-time-to-start-calling-obama-what-he-is-a-comminist-part-5/

Enjoy.

By: Loner on 9/5/12 at 2:30

Col. Allen West is a fast-rising star with white racists...he's a self-loathing Negro of the old school Uncle Tom variety...he's one uppity Negro that the Tea Baggers, the Birthers, the Armageddon Expediters and the Defense-Israel-Energy lobbies love and point to as a role model for young Negro males to emulate.....West done got his mind right.....far right.

By: brrrrk on 9/5/12 at 3:00

Loner said

"Col. Allen West is a fast-rising star with white racists...he's a self-loathing Negro of the old school Uncle Tom variety...he's one uppity Negro that the Tea Baggers, the Birthers, the Armageddon Expediters and the Defense-Israel-Energy lobbies love and point to as a role model for young Negro males to emulate.....West done got his mind right.....far right."

But you can bet your bottom dollar that if West deviates one iota from the talking points, he's a goner. That's exactly what the right did to David Brock. The GOP was ok with a gay man in their party as long as he pulled the party line and wrote their "hit" books, but as soon as Brock realized that he was being used and started pushing back, he became "homo non gratus"

By: brrrrk on 9/5/12 at 3:24

Loner said

"Obama is getting desperate; he's hired Rahm Emanuel to run the Dem Super PAC....the GOP Super PACs are out performing the Democratic one....the Dem platform calls for rescinding Citizens United....but until then, Obama will fight corruption with corruption - Chicago style."

While I hate the effects of money in politics, I unfortunately see this as a necessary evil.... that is until the rights fever (as conservative Andrew Sullivan calls it) breaks. But as long as the rights fever persists, they simply can't be counted on to do the correct thing.

"all those values that conservatives say they believe in, and I still believe in those values, and I don’t believe in bigotry and fanaticism that has taken over this [Republican] party, and I hope that defeating them this time might break that fever and bring conservatism back to the center, where we need it." – Andrew Sullivan

By: bfra on 9/5/12 at 3:40

Well yogi has done a cut & paste on every untrue trash site he could find today & still hasn't gained any ground. Still dumb as a rock!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/5/12 at 3:52

If a troll posts a nutcase video and no one watches, did it make a sound?

By: yogiman on 9/5/12 at 4:52

Blanmketnazi2 and bfra,

I'm obviously not as brilliant as you two think you are, but I've got news for you. If you're communists, fine, enjoy your ridicules. If you aren't, you had better learn who the man is you're supporting so adamantly.

I guess my ignorance is not being able to understand how a reasonably intelligent person can back someone so diligently whom they don't even know and who refused to identify himself.

That, in my way of thinking is pure ignorance on your thoughts.

You ridicule me because you think he's in that office legally and I'm a damned old man fool for my arguments. Prove it. He won't, and enough evidence has been shown to prove he isn't.

If he was working for the government in his early days (as has been claimed) and used fake IDs for identity, why did he not start using his legal IDs when he got our of that line of work?

Don't you honestly want to know who in the hell your president is?

By: bfra on 9/5/12 at 4:57

Blanket - Not here, it didn't!

By: yogiman on 9/5/12 at 4:57

bfra,

There's arrogant people like you, and there's honest people who wants to know who is whom. I'm afraid your arrogant ignorance is on over hauled ignorance for not wanting to know who the man is in the Oval Office.

By: bfra on 9/5/12 at 5:02

yogi - But we know who the President is & that he is in the Oval Office & the White House. However, a senile old kook, still living in Uncle Tom's Cabin doesn't and boy does that make him mad.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/5/12 at 5:22

I will be heading to North Carolina tomorrow and if things goes as planed I can make a stop in Gordonsville at some point Friday. That will give you plenty time to make a better lie, yogi.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/5/12 at 5:24

You are a liar and a coward yogi.

By: yogiman on 9/5/12 at 8:44

bfra,

You're exposing your ignorance on yourself.Or do you actually know the man who refuses to identify himself?

If you know him, you are only one of two kinds. You are the only one (except his wife, perhaps) who knows him or you're one of the few in his field that knows him.

I'm questioning your knowledge which makes you look like the idiot you are by such a comment.

By: Loner on 9/5/12 at 8:59

Late night wrap-up:

Summer is winding down, but the foliage is still lush and verdant on this warm New York evening. I live on a turning basin, on the Erie Canal and tonight it is about perfect....warms, no mosquitoes, no wind and quiet. Tomorrow, I go to Watkins Glen, for the annual Vintage Car Race Weekend, so I may not post for a while....I already miss my summer retreat location....so many venues....so little time.

Bill Clinton is addressing the Dems tonight....and right now, frankly,I do not give one shit....I hate to say it, but, the Democrats are almost as bad as the Republicans.

I'll leave it at that.......nighty night, Nashville.

By: yogiman on 9/5/12 at 9:06

You are the worst idiot I have ever read on this site dumba$$. Tell me, why should I go out of my way at a special time to satisfy you and make a special trip to meet an idiot that has never made a friendly comment to, or about, me since I have been on this site?

I've got better things to do so you can get to North Carolina faster. You don't need to go out of your way to see me because I won't be there. You aren't worth it. I prefer meeting friendly commentators, not ignorant fools like you.

By: parnell3rd on 9/5/12 at 10:43

Thank you GOD for football!!!
Can you believe? NBC must be racist's? They had the nerve to show football and not the DNC.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 9/6/12 at 8:59

Yes, they showed their dedication on this "war on women" by honoring Ted Kennedy who killed one woman (that we know of) and Bill Clinton who raped one (that we know of). Just precursors I suppose for the muslim brotherhood that ObaMao's so friendly with who will really jack up that war.