Up for Debate: Wednesday night at the RNC

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:32am

What impressed you the most about the Republican National Convention Wednesday night? What impressed you the least?

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166 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 7:22

Shhh...Kosh...we're not allowed to discuss Romney's faith...

By: govskeptic on 8/30/12 at 7:22

No Captain, I'm just saying the President is more interested in his fundraising
than being on the job and caring about drowning kittens and children.. As a
matter of fact, fundraising and golf and have been priority one for 31/2 years.

By: yogiman on 8/30/12 at 7:24

Well boys, we've only got 68 days to see what kind of idiots we have in the USA beside yourselves. It's going to be interesting to see what Barry is thinking about.

If he sees he's loosing, will he try to pull a stunt and declare marshal law? Don't be surprised.

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 7:26

Talk about whining...Obama didn't completely stop his life so he could...well, not sure what he was supposed to do...maybe send out the bat signal...or send a message to Superman at his fortress of solitude...oh, I know, he should have traveled to New Orleans and stood and confronted the hurricane in person ala Jim Cantore...

I have to admit, that would have been good TV...

By: Moonglow1 on 8/30/12 at 7:28


At least I know what President Obama stands for.

Unlike Ryan the adolescent VP nominee and a devotee of Ayn Rand, a Jewish atheist and former citizen of the USSR who was thrilled to enjoy freedom in the USA. A lover of individualism, she wrote sexually charged fiction novels about the merits of capitalism. Well no surprise there: she was thrilled to get out from under the yoke of communism in the USSR. Alan Greenspan dated her and internalized her beliefs. You see where that got us: the largest recession ever.

Amazing how these religious nuts who comprise the GOP spew out their Christian beliefs on abortion yet believe in Ayn Rand, an atheist and feminist.

These GOP's call Obama an Islamist, yet these hypocrites fawn over Ayn Rand the Jewish former Communist atheist. And Paul Ryan is a fool. Now that his love for Rand has been called to attention by the press, he is now citing his love for Thomas Aquinas.

Rayn is a fool, but dangerous. Ask Ryan and Romney for details of their plan for America. No way!! They do not want Americans to know the details of their real plans for you. They are destroyers of everything that has previously worked well for the US citizens. They are filled with hatred and greed.

Why become government employees when they hate government. All politicians are government employees. They are supposed to represent the people not some ideology atheist from the USSR or some corporate goon like Adelson who wants war against Palestine. Why run for office: why indeed!! Because they are power hungry; not because they want to fix things. Oh yeah, they want to change the way government works so it works better for their rich friends and not better for the American public.

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 7:29

If he sees he's loosing, will he try to pull a stunt and declare marshal law? Don't be surprised.

If he's losing, I'm sure he'll do what other candidates do...fight until the end and then give an adequate concession speech...this is America, not some Latin American country, dipwad.

By: govskeptic on 8/30/12 at 7:33

Capt Nemo: No Capt, playing fair has nothing to do with it. I'm saying the
Commander In Chief heads off to Iowa and to hell with any duties when a
Hurricane threatens with the possibly of kittens and children drowning.
Fundraising, golf, and TV appearances have been priority number one for
him over the past 31/2 years. Handing out favors is very important.

By: yogiman on 8/30/12 at 7:34

There was two things that got Obama elected, gdiafante. George Bush was a not in the Democratic favor and Obama was to be the first black President of the USA.

That would have been fine if he had been in the race legally, but he wasn't... and still isn't.

We have 68 days left. It's going to be the most interesting election period this country has ever been though.

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 7:48

So like Ben and the bootstrap, gov is all about drowning kittens and children...a broken record.

The GOP already politicized the hurricane before it even hit, now predictably, Obama's to blame for not stopping the world and personally stacking sandbags.

I'm sorry but that's about the dumbest thing I've read, and I do read yogi's posts. At least you've stopped using exclamation points...

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 7:48

gov are you saying that Obama should be standing in the hurricane and performing some superstitious act instead of being on the campaign trail? Are should he have waited till after the storm and gone and flew over the area and look out the window of Air Force one.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 7:56

Hey, Obama did a reddit AMA yesterday!

By: yogiman on 8/30/12 at 8:35


You comment about Romney and Ryan won't say what they're going to do to "fix" our situation. Tell me, what has Obama announced he was going to do the "fix" our situation? Nothing I can remember because he sure as hell isn't going to tell us how he's going to put us deeper into debt.

By: Eye Nose & Now ... on 8/30/12 at 8:40

Democrats who are critical of Romney's business deals, etc. ALL have a HIDDEN
AGENDA: They are all in favor of Pervert Marriage and Unborn Baby Killing.
They salivate on their keyboards when posting on this site and other similar
sites. Seems 90% of posters on CP'S site are in favor of PM & UBK.
REAL men vote for Republicans or Independents.

By: dargent7 on 8/30/12 at 8:50

Obama was basically orphaned. He rose up, went to his homeland, studied hard, was accepted into Harvard (you naysayers try it), became a US Senator, taught Constitutional Law, editor of the Law Review, ran for President, and won first time around.
A success story in America if ever there was one. Wrote 3 books, is worth $15. million, net.
Romney's parents were born in Mexico, has a family history of polygamy, never once speaks about Mexico.
Part owner of Bain Capital who's sole purpose was to make money. Not help the less fortunate.
Pretends to know the struggling middle class.
Net worth upwards of $200 million.
Yogi exemplifies the stupidity of America,ie., Republicans, Teapublicans. You can use his own arguments against him to refute his positions and is too stupid to recognize what you just did.
Barack called himself Barry and Willard called himself Mitt. There's no f***in' difference between the two, yet Birthers, ie. Racists see a tremendous difference and cannot connect the two.
One's dad was born in Kenya, the other in Mexico. Both are foreign to America.
The sons were born in the USA, Honolulu and Detroit. Exactly similar, yet they cannot comprehend it, so make false accusations.
One frequented a Rev. Wright who was a Pentecostal minister. Not my type.
The other is a Bishop in the Mormon church that baptises people AFTER they're dead. They believe they will become God's operating Universes and Solar Systems. The office of President is mearly in the way.
Pick the weirder one.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 8:52

What is pervert marriage and what makes you an expert on the subject?

If it is unborn, then how do you figure it is real?

How do we know that you are a man?

How dare you call me a Democrat, not that there is anything wrong with being one.

By: dargent7 on 8/30/12 at 8:53

s/h/b "mearly a steppin' stone" on his way to becoming a God.

By: Ummm... on 8/30/12 at 8:57

Sorry I can't post anymore today- I have to go to meetings for the "Supporters of Pervert Marriage," and later participate in a rally for "Unborn Baby Killers."

This "Ear, Nose and Goat" guy is truly hilarious- he must be pushing to replace Yogi as the world's most ignorant troll.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 8:57

Hey, what about invitro fertilization? What about the embryos that are killed in that process? Should invitro fertilization now be illegal too?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 8:58

On his way to becoming a God, Dick won’t like that.

By: slacker on 8/30/12 at 8:58

Who knew.. Eric Clapton is a Mormon.

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 9:01

Eye, nose and now: the return of the dumb Southerner.

At a theater near you.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 9:03

The competition to replace yogi now has two entries between Rasputin and Ear, Nose & Now.

My money is on yogi, there is no one that big of any idiot.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 9:04

Carrie on Ummm. lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 9:07

I didn't know that today was Local Conservative Stupid Fest Day.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 9:10

I thought that was any day, Blanket.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 9:11

My bad, Nemo - lol! It's just exceptionally stupid today. Mo' stupid.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 9:12

yogi, I figured you'd be busy stockpiling weapons and rounding up a local militia in case the secret service shows up at your shack in Hillbillyville.

By: Moonglow1 on 8/30/12 at 9:13

Moonglow1: Hey Eye Nose and Now

Talk about baby killing and perverts read Ayn Rand whom Paul Ryan fawns over.

Hey Yogi: Here is the Romney Ryan Plan for the USA

Crush government

How-through bankruptcy

How to bankrupt the USA-deny it revenue (tax breaks for the 600 •01 %) and re distribute money to defense contractors.

Once this phase has been accomplished, then gut social programs and privatize them

Dumb down the public-neutralize them. How-de fund education, control messaging and branding, make them believe in low wages by fostering hatred toward labor, control the stock market so it's rigged against the common man, death panels run by for profit managed care insurance companies, increase pollution as a means of population control, drive people into rentals by eliminating the mortgage tax deduction and ownership only offered to rich landlords, college only for the rich, curtail women's rights, on and on

Once America has been completely privatized and owned by a few, then the real fun begins.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 9:15

Don’t concern yourself over it Blanket, dealing with right wing nut balls, you can’t help get a little dirty.

By: govskeptic on 8/30/12 at 9:21

Touche Capt: On that looking out the plane window. The poor fellow had
some fencing he had to finish.

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 9:22

That's about it, moonglow. Though I don't believe that Obama will do much better. I think they both just want to cook the books to make it look like they're doing something.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 9:29

lol gov.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 9:31

dargent, that was a great post.

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 9:34

Speaking of Reddit, here's the transcript:


By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 9:37

2012 Republican Convention Schedule!
8:30 am – Opening Music: “Trample the Weak” by Ted Nugent, sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
9am – Tax planning seminar on how you too can pay less than 15% taxes on your millions/billions. Hosted by Bain Capital accountants.
9:30am – Discussion of Christian values and marital fidelity – Newt Gingrich presiding
10am – “Sucking up to Israel” or, “How to Subjugate National Security to a Foreign Power” – a tutorial by Sheldon Adelson.
10:30am – “Women’s Rights: What’s the Big Fuss Little Lady?” – dominated by Erik Cantor
11am -- “Why I’m Holier than Thou” -- ministered by Rick Santorum
11:30 – The Curse of Irrelevancy – sobbed by John Boehner
12pm – My Gun’s Bigger than Your’s –or “Is that a Politician in your Pocket or are you just Glad to See Me?” --telemarketed in by the NRA
Break for Lunch --- provided by Chic-Fil-A
12:30pm –“ How to Buy an Election: Making the Citizen’s United Decision Work for You!” – time paid for by Karl Rove and Antonin Scalia
1pm – “Keeping your Cadillacs Primed” followed by “Reaching out to the Proletariat with Dressage” – driven by Anne Romney
1:30pm – “Maintaining Conservative Values while Screwing the Elderly” – convened by Paul Ryan
2pm – “Exploit your Entire Family for Maximum Profits” or “Mama Grizzlies for Dummies” – hosted by Sarah Palin
2:30pm – Fair and Impartial News Reporting: Why it’s Over-rated and What you can do to Eradicate it – aired by Fox News
3pm – Bombastics 101 – orated by Chris Christie
3:30pm -- “A Muslim Ate my Love Child” – confessed by Michelle Bachmann
4pm -- “Why IQ is Over-Rated” --- drooled by Herman Caine
4:15 – Open forum on Gay Rights (note: Event cancelled due to lack of attendance) 4:30pm – –I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” or “The KKK for a New Generation” -- delivered by Gov. Rick Perry
5pm -- Overcoming Depression by Selling Your Soul – whined by John McCain 5:30 pm – What’s a Soul? -- questioned by Dick Cheney
6pm – “Understanding why Democrats exist in higher Numbers than Republicans…their women are all Sluts” – ranted by Rush Limbaugh
6:30pm – Acceptance Speech “with Special Thanks to the job creators at the top 1% …Never have so few given so little to so many so reluctantly” or “What Would Jesus Do?” – Mitt Romney /(/sung to the tune of /America the Beautiful/)
7pm – *dinner:/Please indicate your choice of foie gras with non-Kobe beef or Texas BBQ served in troughs recycled from Super Pac money storage

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 9:41

Thanks, g! I love how he references the NOT BAD meme!

By: Eye Nose & Now ... on 8/30/12 at 9:42

Someone just asked "What is a Pervert Marriage?" When two males hanker over
one another's sexual apparatuses OR love to insert their sexual tool into the
nasty orifice of another male THAT is Perversion. When they marry THAT is a
Pervert Marriage. And our President endorses that! LOL !

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 9:46

Everyone should listen to Eye Nose & Now, he knows this from experience.

Note: you can be cured. See Michelle Bachman's husband


By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 9:50

you know, keeping those "perverts" from marrying is the most important thing on the agenda! LOL

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/30/12 at 9:51

Hey, Eye Nose - what about two women? Is that OK?

By: Eye Nose & Now ... on 8/30/12 at 9:56

NO, it's not OK for women but they don't flaunt their Perversion in everyone's face
like the "men" do.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 10:00

I love the sound of right-wing nut balls salivating at mid day. That was me that ask Ear, Nose& Now and when you call me someone, smile when you say it.

You sound as if you are an expert on the matter of perversion. Now if you don't mind what is unborn and is it real if it is unborn?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 10:01

Two women! Nice, lol

By: Captain Nemo on 8/30/12 at 10:05

It sounds as if E, N& N gets all aroused when men do it. Could there be a hidden secret here?

By: Kosh III on 8/30/12 at 10:08

"NO, it's not OK for women but they don't flaunt their Perversion in everyone's face"

Yes of course because no one has ever heard of Ellen Degeneres or Lily Tomlin, Drew Barrymore, George Sand, Marlene Deitrich, k d lang, Rachel Maddow, Martina Navratilova or......

By: dargent7 on 8/30/12 at 10:38

As I said before, Paul Ryan was DENIED the Twisted Sister song, "We're Not Going to Take It", by his sisterhood himself, Dee Snider.
Even aging glam rock stars have principles that the Republican party wouldn't understand.
I wonder what Mittens has selected for tonight's theme song big send-off?
Probably something edgy from Wayne Newton, thinking he's got one from Lil' Wayne. Danka Shane? That'll put the crowd on their feet!

By: dargent7 on 8/30/12 at 10:51

...Billie Jean King, Mellisa Etheridge, Rosie O'Donnel.
Statistically, of the 5 Romney sons, two are gay. One gay for sure, one bi.
Two said on tv last week they are having surrogate women bear their children.
Guess then, which two?

By: jvh2b on 8/30/12 at 11:03

Oh joy the trolls have come out!

Yeah I'd be willing to bet that b/c ole E&T whacks it to lesbian porn it's not a pervesion to him.

Me thinks he doth protest to much...cause with the middle class dying and our economic issues....letting those dang queers have legal benefits to the ones they love...top issue here.

What a jack a$....

By: yogiman on 8/30/12 at 11:29


You claim Obama was born in Honolulu. How do you know? Was you there? Otherwise, who told you? Obama has said he was born in Kenya and advertised it for 16 years before he decided to get in politics and changed it to Hawaii. Which one of you knows where he was born? You, or he?

By: gdiafante on 8/30/12 at 11:32

NO, it's not OK for women but they don't flaunt their Perversion in everyone's face
like the "men" do.

Depends on the women...two 300 lb lesbians with body hair - no. Two Sports Illustrated swimsuit models, on the other hand...

Can I get an amen?

I know, I'm a pig. ;P