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The Republican Convention kicks off Tuesday 9-2-08

 
 
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:18 am
@Ticomaya,
I agree that Fred made a good speech. He and his nominees are full of ****.... but it was a damn good speech.
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:18 am
@Foxfyre,
You mean more than 40 million viewers?
I don't think so and it is my opinion that she is a liability for her Presidential candidate.
What makes the reps to swallow all the decisions made by a handful of few behind the curtainwithout transperancy?
Are there not any other party lady to fight for the VP?
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:19 am
@Bi-Polar Bear,
You should know as you must be a many time winner of the pink ribbon
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:27 am
Again, impressions from last night:

- Reminder of how much I like Joe Lieberman
- New appreciation for what John McCain endured in the service to his country.
- A pang of regret that Fred Thompson will probably never hold high office in government again, which, in my opinion, is a national loss.
- Noting that George H.W. and Barbara Bush are definitely showing their age now, but are still imposing figures.
- Thinking what a national treasure Laura Bush is and Cindy McCain will be.
- Amazed how alert and well John McCain's 90+ year old mother is and how much she looks like Jessica Tandy.
- Appreciating how little negativity and how much positive energy was expressed last night.
- Renewed anger over the imminently double-standard and sexist media and leftwing response to Sarah Palin and renewed sympathy for Hillary who also had to endure some of that.

Would be interested in personal impressions of the evening from others who watched.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:29 am
@Foxfyre,
RNC Tribute Video ~ Click image.

http://www.athenswater.com/images/H2O-1.jpg
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:42 am
@Foxfyre,
Foxfyre wrote:

...long laundry list of godlike miracles Obama promises to perform.

You guys are hysterical. One minute you're bitching because he hasn't made it clear what he intends to do as president but then, when he does, in very concise and clear language, now it's a list of godlike miracles. What's godlike?
Demanding more for and from our children's teachers? The offer of a college education to veterans? Health care for all?
Closing corporate loopholes and tax havens? Adjusting bankruptcy laws? Putting an end to this dumbass war? I guess these are all godlike endeavors that fair and just human beings cannot accomplish?

You all are one sad bunch of losers.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:47 am
@eoe,
eoe wrote:



You all are one sad bunch of losers.


Liberaltard losers.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:48 am
Ok, I only caught a little bit of the convention last night, but here's my take.

Lot's of military/hero stuff. Kind of predictable and somewhat reminiscent of the Dem convention in 2004. I'm waiting for John McCain to "report for duty". Lots of preaching to the choir. It doesn't look like Republicans are going after anyone other than Republicans. Maybe that's good strategy, I don't really know. Maybe tonight will be more interesting.
eoe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:49 am
@H2O MAN,
Did you make that word up all by yourself?
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:12 am
@eoe,
What clear and concise manner was that. Exactly how will he cut taxes? Exactly how will he end this war that ended years ago?

I get annoyed with Obamas "punch lines" with no substance.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:15 am
@eoe,
eoe wrote:

Did you make that word up all by yourself?


Are you wanting to know more about the word "Liberaltard"?

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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:15 am
@Woiyo9,
I'm afraid I don't know what the pink ribbon is.... but I'm sure it's hilarious and the very soul of wit.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:17 am
@FreeDuck,
My first wife's parents were deacons at Thomas Road Baptist Church, therefore I was dragged there a few times kicking and screaming. Last night would have made Jerry Falwell purr like a cat.
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okie
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:18 am
@Foxfyre,
Foxfyre wrote:

Again, impressions from last night:

- Reminder of how much I like Joe Lieberman
- New appreciation for what John McCain endured in the service to his country.
- A pang of regret that Fred Thompson will probably never hold high office in government again, which, in my opinion, is a national loss.
- Noting that George H.W. and Barbara Bush are definitely showing their age now, but are still imposing figures.
- Thinking what a national treasure Laura Bush is and Cindy McCain will be.
- Amazed how alert and well John McCain's 90+ year old mother is and how much she looks like Jessica Tandy.
- Appreciating how little negativity and how much positive energy was expressed last night.
- Renewed anger over the imminently double-standard and sexist media and leftwing response to Sarah Palin and renewed sympathy for Hillary who also had to endure some of that.

Would be interested in personal impressions of the evening from others who watched.

Good list, and to add my comment, Laura Bush is one class first lady. And history will show that George W. Bush was no slouch of a president.

Isn't it amazing, Joe Lieberman a vp nominee from just 8 years ago, now endorsing the Republican ticket. Goes to show you where the lefties have taken the Democratic Party. Thats why there is an organization, not insignificant, Democrats for McCain.

I also heard every word of Thompsons testimonial of McCain's experiences, and needless to say even though hearing some of it before, I was impressed. It was more powerful by the fact that Thompson was not complementing McCain out of obligation, but because every bone in his body believed it.

One other thing I noticed, the terminology, "liberal media" and "angry left," are now making their way into the mainstream conservative sphere as very obvious and established problems in America today.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:19 am
Tonight's convention coverage is must see TV!
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old europe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:22 am
@okie,
okie wrote:
One other thing I noticed, the terminology, "liberal media" and "angry left," are now making their way into the mainstream conservative sphere


Of course they are. If you can't answer simple questions by the media or counter rather easy attacks by your opponents, it makes a lot of sense to accuse them of being "liberal media" and "angry left".
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:25 am
@old europe,
old europe wrote:

okie wrote:
One other thing I noticed, the terminology, "liberal media" and "angry left," are now making their way into the mainstream conservative sphere


Of course they are. If you can't answer simple questions by the media or counter rather easy attacks by your opponents, it makes a lot of sense to accuse them of being "liberal media" and "angry left".

Well, "life happens".
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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:42 am
@okie,
Quote:
Good list, and to add my comment, Laura Bush is one class first lady.


Very Happy

Lovin' that Freudian slip.
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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:16 am
Okay, I watched last night mostly on C-Span to avoid the talk-overs.

Here's my assesment:

Fred Thompson
Quote:
...what we're doing at this convention is also important to our country, because we're going to nominate the next president and vice president of the United States of America. (Cheers, applause.)

We do so while taking a different view of our country than that of the other party. Listening to them, you'd think that we were in the middle of a Great Depression -- (laughter) -- that we're down, disrespected, incapable of prevailing against challenges that face us. Now, we know that we have challenges. Always have, always will. But we also know that we live in the freest, strongest, most generous and prosperous nation in the history of the world and we're thankful for that. (Cheers, applause.)


Followed by: (after all the McCain POW stuff)
Quote:
There has been a time in our nation's history, since we first pledged allegiance to the American flag, when the character, judgment and leadership of our president was more important. (Cheers, applause.) Terrorists, rogue nations developing nuclear weapons, an increasingly belligerent Russia, intensifying competition from China, spending at home that threatens to bankrupt future generations, for decades an expanding government, increasingly wasteful and too often incompetent.


Uh, he just said Democrats think we're in the middle of a great depression, that the country is down, disrespected... and then points out that rogue nations are developing nuclear weapons, Russia is becoming increasingly beligerent, competition is intensifying from China, spending at home is threatening future generations, government has been expanding and becoming increasingly wasteful and incompetent. That sounds pretty down and disrespected to me. Republicans have been at the helm for eight years, so why would we continue to be lead that direction?

He continues:
Quote:
-- we need a president who understands that you don't make citizens prosperous by making Washington richer -- (cheers, applause) -- and you don't -- and you don't lift an economic downturn by imposing one of the largest tax increases in American history.


How can he make that claim when the Republican tax cuts in place for 6 years, that McCain wants to make permanent, have not lead us out of an economic downturn?

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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:36 am
Continueing my assesment:

Lieberman Speech
Quote:
Every day -- every day across our country, millions of our fellow citizens are facing very big and real problems. They're worried about their homes and their jobs, their businesses. They're worried about the outrageous cost of gasoline and health insurance. And they are worried about the threats from our enemies abroad. (Applause.)

But when they look to Washington, all too often they don't see their leaders coming together to tackle these problems. Instead, they see Democrats and Republicans fighting each other rather than fighting for the American people. (Applause.)


Actually, more than half the country based on approval rating of Bush and Congress, isn't pissed because there is too much party fighting. It's because the Dems aren't fighting back as much as they should! Christ, Lieberman just pointed out that people are worried about all these huge day-to-day real people problems. (Again making the point that Dems are correct in their assesment of what is going on in the country) How did we get there? We got where we are from having republicans in charge, and for the first 6 years having a majority that passed every GD thing Bush wanted. If anything, most of the country feels like it's been hit by a Mac truck over and over again, NOT that there is too much party loyalty in Washington.

Who the hell's been leading the party fighting for the past 20 years? Republicans!

 

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