Obligatory RNC Speechifying Post

Ann Romney and Chris Christie will be speaking tonight. If you are watching here is a thread to talk about it.

I am watching the Giants/Astros game right now but I may switch over to watch the two big speeches. Or I could take a nap.

BTW – Mitt Romney was officially nominated today.

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80 Responses to Obligatory RNC Speechifying Post

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I am gonna lay down and rest my eyes while my dinner settles.

    Somebody wake nudge me up when Ann starts speaking.

  2. darraghcmurphy says:

    Not sure I’ll make it through Google Santorum to see Christie and Ann, but I’ll try.

    I thought Wolf handled the Ron Paul controversy well. I’m switching back and fro between CNN and Fox. Also Erin Burnett looks so lovely and professional. Why can’t the rest of the women reporters/anchors/pundits dress like that?

  3. leslie says:

    I’m watching on C-SPAN and alternating between the GOP and the SOX. Before I found C-SPAN, i was surfing and landed on MSNBHO. Maddow was saying it was “ridiculous” that the GOP were “trying to make hay out of pResident Obama’s statement about businesses being successful because the government” provided roads and services to help those businesses grow and flourish.

    There was another mouthpiece – a male, slight build, nerdy lookng with glasses. (BTW: I usually like nerdy looking guys – so no insult intended.) He jumped on the “ridiculous” bandwagon. And Maddow, the “nerd” and another older gentleman – who said nothing by this time, seemed to have a go at the ridiculousness of the GOP.

    I started thinking about how I had been a fan of Maddow and had religiously watched MSNBC when they called for GWBush to leave
    Iraq and called him on his executive orders and his signing statements, and his secrecy. They mocked him nightly and I joined right in. (not terribly proud of some of the things I said, but that’s for another day.) I wondered how they missed that TehOnce was an extension of everything they had decried in the past. How is it that they do not see what is in front of their eyes?

    I changed the station to Fox until I realized that C-SPAN was only a second away. So far I haven’t heard any commentary. I’m happy. But I’m so disappointed in MSNBHO. These are supposed to be bright, smart people (Tweety notwithstanding). Where are their heads????

    ftr: the SOX are losing right now.
    ftr:I really want Obama to lose this November. Really, really badly.

    • Leslie—-boy did I ever feel that way too. I can’t believe I ever was part of that stuff!! I’m watching it on C-SPAN so I don’t have to listen to the talking heads. It’s almost like being there!! I’ve noticed that there are alot more women delegates there than I expected. Here are some ideas on that:


      • leslie says:

        And the women speakers, too. I was struck by the numbers of women who have taken the podium. I hadn’t heard Nikki Haley speak before, or Lucee, the First Lady of Puerto Rico, etc, etc. Now Ann Romney is talking and I get the idea that she really likes her husband. If they are elected, it will be a nice change.
        Yes it will.
        So between the “War on Women” meme of the Dems (that has been shut down by the numbers of women on the GOP stage), and the “I Built It Myself” meme put out by the GOPers, and what seems like the honesty and likeability of Mrs Romney, we could have a real change in November. And if it doesn’t work out, could we be worse off?

        • I watched Ann Romney’s speech with two 18 year old young women–new voters, ftr. They were impressed as all get out. Both were, like, why isn’t SHE running? I was really impressed with her speech.

          Chris Christie gave a rousing speech, too.

  4. darraghcmurphy says:

    Also, what happened to Shep Smiths FACE? Is Tanning Mom his new style consultant?

  5. darraghcmurphy says:

    When they say “almost half of all Americans are receiving some sort of govmt benefit” (as if its a bad thing) are they including seniors drawing social security and Medicare? Because that’s kinda low.

  6. WMCB says:

    Mia Love evidently is kicking ass speaking at the R convention, as is Nikki Haley at the press event there. Nikki got sick of reporters only ever asking her about abortion :

    “What I want you to know is that women are not one-issue voters,” she said. “We care about the economy. We know someone who’s lost a job. We care about health care and what it means for our children. We care about the deficit and about whether our children are going to have to pay for it.

    I know women who are pro-choice in the Republican Party. I know women who are pro-life in the Democratic Party.

    Women, in general, look at the whole picture. They decide what’s best for their families in both the short term and the long term. They’re very thoughtful, and these issues that you fellas keep talking about and the Dems keep talking about is just not where women are.”

  7. darraghcmurphy says:

    He’s being creepy about his poor disabled daughter now. Ugh.

  8. OldCoastie says:

    cspan’s coverage without the talking heads is pretty good…

  9. OldCoastie says:

    myiq… wake UP… sounds like Ann is being introduced…

  10. darraghcmurphy says:

    I like Ann.

  11. darraghcmurphy says:

    “I don’t think there’s a woman in America who thinks life will be easy.”

    Nice line.

  12. myiq2xu says:

    You can tell Ann is not used to public speaking.

  13. myiq2xu says:

    “Mitt Romney was not handed success. He built it.”

  14. HELENK says:

    I am watching Ann Romney. I will be so nice to have a first lady that is not an embarrassment. The Lady has class and smarts

    • leslie says:

      That’s kinda like what I said up above.@7:35

      Now Ann Romney is talking and I get the idea that she really likes her husband. If they are elected, it will be a nice change.

  15. OldCoastie says:

    she’s pretty damn good…

  16. myiq2xu says:

    If Ann had more experience her delivery would be a lot better. Mainly she needs to slow down and let the audience react. B-

    As for content I would give her an A

    Overall – B+

    • OldCoastie says:

      agree, but refreshing nonetheless

    • leslie says:

      She’s a real charmer. In a good way.

    • PiperMN says:

      Ann has MS which can affect her speech.

    • darraghcmurphy says:

      Oh I give her an A-
      I thoroughly respected her attempt to claim a certain kind of republican feminism (women work harder and suffer/worry more but don’t expect them to complain or hate their husbands for it) and her love for her husband children and ten zillion grand children was so obviously genuine.

      I’d be proud to have Ann Romney as first lady.

  17. OldCoastie says:

    Christie never seems to slickity generally but Ann has made him so.

    • OldCoastie says:

      “yeah! we kicked those teachers and their stupid union!”


      • That’s not anything like what he said. I agree with him about teachers, and I am a teacher. I’m sick and tired of seeing apathy and laziness in my coworkers, the constant complaining, and the privilege that makes them develop very judgmental attitudes about poor students and students of color.

    • yttik says:

      I think people like him when he loses it because it’s about the only time he isn’t being a slick politician.

      • darraghcmurphy says:

        He should have acknowledged Ann Romney right off in his speech.

        Also Nikki Haley is being forgotten. I think she did v well.

        Remember Mitt had a woman lieut gov here in MA

  18. myiq2xu says:

    For a party that hates women there sure are a lot of them in the audience.

  19. SimoFish says:

    Taped it – watching the SF Giants !
    Aris ties it !!!

  20. OldCoastie says:

    ok, I’m sick of Christie… think I’ll check the ballgame.

    • myiq2xu says:

      The Giants just tied it up and then took the lead in the top of the 9th.

      • OldCoastie says:

        watching Angels/Red Sox… my favorite pitcher, Weaver, is throwing tonight – up 2-1, top of the 4th.

        (and yeah, we’ve sucked badly this year in spite of spending all that money)

  21. myiq2xu says:

    That was a pretty good 1-2 punch.

    Ann Romney and Chris Christie complemented each other like good cop-bad cop.

  22. myiq2xu says:

    The Twitterverse was impressed by Ann

  23. myiq2xu says:

  24. JohnSmart says:

    I don’t think I’d even agree with her most of the time… but I’ll vote for Mia Love for POTUS when the time comes.

    • HONK HONK for Mia Love!!!

    • WMCB says:

      HONK! I’m a big fan of hers, too. Interestingly, as mayor she cut costs and taxes mostly by getting rid of stupid red tape and forms and ridiculous extras, deadwood extra govt employees, and allowing the private sector to voluntarily do non-essential stuff like park cleanup. She basically took a hard look at what the city govt NEEDED to do, and kept those services that the public really needed.

  25. myiq2xu says:

    Sarah is on Fox

  26. Check out this dick already:

    Progressive Dude Nation is on it. Fucktard.

    • “dick” is charitable. that guy needs to get a job and worry about himself….

    • PiperMN says:

      This guy needs to move out of his mom’s basement.

    • Lulu says:

      I think the gloves should come off this time around unlike 2008. These young males are drawn to other males who also have “mommy” issues. They should seek help and stop lashing out at women who have successfully parented males like Ann Romney and unlike the aforementioned “dude” and our current president. Projection and jealousy are very obvious. This young male might want to consider that his issues are now available to prospective employers and girlfriends (or boy friends) to evaluate. I would not want him around women in either a work or social environment. And he is foolishly indiscreet about his own problems.

  27. myiq2xu says:

  28. SimoFish says:

    Moo-chelle could never give the speech Ann gave. She’s not proud of America.

  29. Artur Davis is one brave guy…..

  30. DM says:

    I watched a little bit of Christie. It was my first time, and it was enough to know I don’t like him.

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