Live Blog: RNC Convention Day Three…Mitt the Twitt’s big night!

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Tonight is Mitt’s big night. Fortunately I am going to be far from a TV or Radio or Circle Box (computer) tonight!

Anyway, here are a few links to get you started…in no particular order, but let’s hope people are paying attention!

Analysis: Paul Ryan’s factual errors noted by many, but are voters listening? – chicagotribune.com

The Five Big Misrepresentations Of Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech | The New Republic

Paul Ryan’s brazen lies – Salon.com

Five Misleading Claims In Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech | TPMDC

The true, the false, and the misleading: Grading Paul Ryan’s convention speech.

Paul Ryan and Condi Rice: A Tale of 2 Speeches – Molly Ball – The Atlantic

They Should Have Just Called It a Poll Tax | emptywheel

As Republican convention emphasizes diversity, racial incidents intrude – The Washington Post

The Face of Romney’s Foreign Policy – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic

Witches’ Brew | White Jesus Approved » Blog Archive » Brew Interview: CNN Camerawoman Speaks Out!

This is an open thread…have at it!


173 Comments on “Live Blog: RNC Convention Day Three…Mitt the Twitt’s big night!”

  1. Beata says:

    Clint and Mitt will express their mutual love of trees by singing this little ditty together tonight. Does it get any more awesome? 😉

    • pdgrey says:

      That is really funny, Beata, My opinion is, it doesn’t matter what the truth is anymore. Akin was a week of laughs, Ryan was called out because the GOP make the comment they will not be dictated by fact checkers. The media needed to save face. The people left to find a vote from will get it from a TV commercial. It’s really sad. The GOP won the Medicare election in 2010 with lies. At this point in the election the democrats are going to have to go nuclear on medicare. ” The GOP is trying to destroy it, Privatize it”. And watch the Media go crazy then. I honestly don’t think Obama will go that far, unfortunately. If it was LBJ, their dicks would already have been in his pocket.

    • HT says:

      I think you got the wrong song from Paint Your Wagon. It should be a Million Miles – has the right ring about their feeling about women, their zenophobia – everything rolled up into one.

  2. Beata says:

    I can’t blog this thing without BB. Someone else will have to take over the job.

    • northwestrain says:

      Evidently the UK blogger hasn’t started his live blogging (as it happens) Convention coverage.

      Blah blah blah blah — lie lie lie — blah blah blah.

      There that covers the convention for Thursday.

    • pdgrey says:

      Hey, Clint Eastwood, a really shitty singer and B actor, The only thing I can agree with this asshole is the likes jazz.

      • pdgrey says:

        I wonder if the dirty little secret of what he did to Sondra Locke will come out.
        Sondra Locke had a fourteen-year relationship with actor Clint Eastwood. They cohabited from 1975 to 1989.[6] During the early years of the relationship, Locke had two abortions and a tubal ligation, which she claims were at Eastwood’s request.

      • pdgrey says:

        Maybe I should tell why I know this about Sondra Locke. She was from Tennessee like Reece Witherspoon and Cybil Shepherd. I am from Tennessee, too, so I knew about the lawsuits.
        In 1989, Locke sued Eastwood for palimony, after he changed the locks on their house and placed her belongings in storage. They settled in 1990, with Eastwood giving her a directing contract with Warner Bros. in exchange for her dropping the suit. However, the studio never hired her to direct and rejected all of the 30+ film projects she proposed. In 1996, Locke hired entertainment attorney Neil Papiano and sued Eastwood for fraud, alleging that he had compensated Warner Bros. for the contract. The case was left in the jury’s hands, with analysts predicting that Locke would win. In 1999, Eastwood and Locke agreed to settle out of court for a reportedly large amount. The details of the settlement were not publicly disclosed. The case is used in some modern law school contracts textbooks to illustrate the legal concept of good faith.
        The she had a double mastectomy due to breast cancer. I read her autobiography titled The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly in 1991. Guess what the song is they will play tonight?

      • northwestrain says:

        Thanks for the background. I remember that Eastwood was a bit of a bastard. Good on her to stand her ground and alert us the dirty rotten liar.

      • HT says:

        But he’s a Republican dirty rotten liar….of course that does not make him any different from Newt Gingrich, although to be honest I do find Clintwood is actually talented at something. He introduced Diana Krall to the world after all, and is a very talented pianest and director as well. Of course, Roman Polanski was a very talented director.

    • Bb MUST STIILL BE W/O POWER. i’M STILL OUt with the football group. We are eating out…

  3. Beata says:

    I confess I am watching home shopping. They are selling some “goldtone” jewelry that looks guaranteed to turn your skin green. It is still preferable to what the GOP is selling. Also much more real.

    • northwestrain says:

      There is some goldtone bronze clay — that has just come out. The photos I’ve seen looks very much like gold. This goldtone bronze clay — can be shaped just like clay — dried and then fired in a kiln. I have the kiln and now I’m waiting for my order of this clay. The first metal clay was pure silver 99.9% silver — now there is copper clay and other metals.

      OH — anyone who buys the shopping channels goldtone jewelry can use a coating like similar to clear fingernail polish — which eliminates the tell tell green tone on the skin. Some of the freeform jewelry from metal clay artists are breathtaking.

      • Beata says:

        Some of the home shopping jewelry is bronze with an alloy that makes it look like rose gold. Really pretty.

  4. northwestrain says:

    Interesting tweets from the convention

    bdomenech: RT @FixAaron: Orrin Hatch: “Mitt Romney is the epitome of what Mormon males should be.” #GOP2012 #BlazeRNC
    about 6 minutes ago

    At this link on the right

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog

    • HT says:

      Well isn’t that special – Mormon’s are Christian now because Mitt is running for Republican?
      (I’m an atheist and don’t give a damn what religion they are, just what they are going to do and will they do it for all people regardless of race, religion, orientation etc)

  5. Beata says:

    Ronald Reagan kicked off tonight’s GOP fun fest. Now robots dressed as Newt and Callista are babbling about Reagan. The crowd seems underwhelmed by this.

    • Fannie says:

      Reminds me what Pat Paulson said – we’re allowed to say Ronald Reagan is a lousy acotr, but not allowed to say he’s a lousy governor – which is ridculous, we all know he’s a good actor.

    • HT says:

      Speaking of Pat Paulsen, those were the days. Sadly, those days are gone.

      • Fannie says:

        Yup, good old days…………..smiling.

      • HT says:

        And sadly, when I watch that clip, I think of all the world lost when Bobby was murdered. Just me of course, but has there been one person other than Hillary that inspired people more in the last too many years?

    • jawbone says:

      Ah, yes, the glory days of St. Ronnie, when he began to dismantle the strong, growing middle class. So very brave of our St. Ronnie!

  6. Fannie says:

    What’s up – isn’t it convient – the GOP declared English our official language, then Romney’s son addresses the convention in spanish?

  7. jawbone says:

    Jeb Bush is doing an infomercial for school choice. I think it’s one of his business ventures, eh?

  8. pdgrey says:

    This is another topic, late because of my self inflected hiatus.
    Neil Armstrong death really affected me. The summer of 1969 was a wonderful year for me. I just graduated high school, had a car, getting ready to go off to college. Spending the summer with friends and making big plans to watch the moon landing. Just in case you didn’t know, tomorrow night we will have a Blue Moon. It’s only fitting for Neil Armstrong. Two full moons in one month.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon

  9. HT says:

    Oh good grief, just tuned into Cspan. “We built it” “Tonight is the main event. Tonight we will hear from the Next President of the uNited States. Because we believe in America, that believes in blah blah blah. We will hear from blah blah and the man who will restore blah, blah, blah and STAPLES and some former Olympians to remind us of blah blah blah and Marco Rubio blah capturing the American Dreeam. I’d like to welcome another “corporate shark” to tell us how wonderful Romney is blah church blah – Christ “Inasmuch as ye have done it to blah blah” Romney’s tithes, and dedication to the Mormon church blah blah.

  10. HT says:

    OOH Grant Bennet going on about Mitt counseling couples, women and children. Compassion, listening ear and helping hand, providing food and helping blah blah often the last to leave. Opps didn’t realize that Grant was the Bishop after Romney left (or did Romney really leave? Bain anyone?)
    Mitt taught service to o;ur fellow man? He led by example? Of for crying out Dog, do these people never stop? Oh great, they’re introducing more mormons. Just to let the rest of the evangelicals know that mormons are real people, even though they will never be accepted by the evangelicals.

  11. HT says:

    OOh dying boy, no cameras, no assessments, tragedy, Cancer. I feel for people who have lost a child or an adult to any disease, but why do they have to politicize it?

    • HT says:

      Mitt visited the boy in his last days. Parents are very thankful.

    • janey says:

      hate to tell these people but some idiots do good deeds just so they will be remembered for having done something nice, not because they really wanted to do it, or believed in it. Apparently Romney had some bad things to say to a Mormon lady when she had to have something medical done that ordinarily the Mormons don’t like to do. She got permission from her bishop but Romney heard about it and blasted her. Sounds a little over bearing of him to me.

  12. HT says:

    Good grief, I was unsure whether Pierce was right, but he was, they are all middle aged and white. As a 63 year old white woman, that really, really scares me.

  13. HT says:

    Ooh another sad story from a woman with a child in a bad situation and Mitt came to visit with tears in his eyes (huh).Mitt did the shopping for them. Mitt is a saint, she tells us, a saint.

    • RalphB says:

      Does this stuff sell with anyone who isn’t already voting Mitt? I can’t imagine this sick crap making any difference to anyone undecided. Unless they are voting for chaplain?

      • HT says:

        I’m not sure Ralph, all I can offer is that is anyone believes that shit, I have a bridge in the Everglades, complete with rampaging escaped pythons to sell them.

  14. pdgrey says:

    8:45 PM – Today
    Someone Tags Scott Brown
    libbyleist @ libbyleist : Oh boy. @ScottBrownMA just walked by, there was a Todd Akin sticker on his back, obviously he didn’t know #nbcpolitics

  15. HT says:

    Good grief, this is a cheering section for the Mormon ways – Mitt did this, Mitt did that, Mitt performed miracles. Oh Bain Capital Children’s Charity – Mitt created it.

    Oh now we get a video of Obama, selectively edited to distort on the You didn’t build that on your own, then next a wonderful Bain video exhorting the wonderful contribution of Mitt to offshoring – oh, sorry, building American.
    Great, another corporate wealthy minion, this one from Staples. How trite can one be?

  16. Beata says:

    Has Willard ever helped a non-Mormon who was in need? ( I’m not watching the convention now so I would be interested in knowing about that. )

  17. pdgrey says:

    Romney to tout Bain Capital in speech.

    8:01 PM – Today
    Romney To Tout Bain’s Hand In Steel Mill That Received Huge Government Subsidies

    According to excerpts of Romney’s upcoming RNC speech, the GOP presidential candidate will point to the role Bain Capital played in turning around an Indiana Steel company as proof of his business savvy.

    Steel Dynamics did indeed become successful after Bain’s investment. But that success was bolstered by government subsidies, which more than doubled the amount Bain invested.

    The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this year:

    Bain Capital began looking at investing in the steel start-up in late 1993. At the time, Steel Dynamics was weighing where to locate its first plant, based in part on which region offered the best tax incentives. In June 1994, Bain put $18.2 million into Steel Dynamics, making it the largest domestic equity holder. It sold its stake five years later for $104 million, a return of more than $85 million.

    As Bain made its investment, the state and county pledged $37 million in subsidies and grants for the $385-million plant project. The county also levied a new income tax to finance infrastructure improvements to benefit the steel mill over the heated objections of some county residents.

    Romney’s decision to hold up this particular company comes after a week at the RNC dedicated to the misquoted Obama “you didn’t build that” line. In this case, it appears Romney didn’t build that, at least not without serious help from the government.

  18. dakinikat says:

    Thanks for this JJ. I still don’t have power. I’m sitting in a bar right now grading papers while every one is watching the Saints game. No one here even knows the RNC is on as far as I can tell.

  19. RalphB says:

    Speaking of Bain, Mitt is a welfare queen!

    Rolling Stone: Mitt Romney, Gubmint Welfare Moocher Leech

    Mitt Romney likes to say he won’t “apologize” for his success in business. But what he never says is “thank you” – to the American people – for the federal bailout of Bain & Company that made so much of his outsize wealth possible.

    According to the candidate’s mythology, Romney took leave of his duties at the private equity firm Bain Capital in 1990 and rode in on a white horse to lead a swift restructuring of Bain & Company, preventing the collapse of the consulting firm where his career began. When The Boston Globe reported on the rescue at the time of his Senate run against Ted Kennedy, campaign aides spun Romney as the wizard behind a “long-shot miracle,” bragging that he had “saved bank depositors all over the country $30 million when he saved Bain & Company.”

    In fact, government documents on the bailout obtained by Rolling Stone show that the legend crafted by Romney is basically a lie. The federal records, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that Romney’s initial rescue attempt at Bain & Company was actually a disaster – leaving the firm so financially strapped that it had “no value as a going concern.” Even worse, the federal bailout ultimately engineered by Romney screwed the FDIC – the bank insurance system backed by taxpayers – out of at least $10 million. And in an added insult, Romney rewarded top executives at Bain with hefty bonuses at the very moment that he was demanding his handout from the feds….

    FDIC documents on the Bain deal – which were heavily redacted by the firm prior to release – show that as a wealthy businessman, Romney was willing to go to extremes to secure a federal bailout to serve his own interests. He had a lot at stake, both financially and politically. Had Bain & Company collapsed, insiders say, it would have dealt a grave setback to Bain Capital, where Romney went on to build a personal fortune valued at as much as $250 million. It would also have short-circuited his political career before it began, tagging Romney as a failed businessman unable to rescue his own firm…

    Romney had a direct stake in the survival of Bain & Company: He had been working to build the Bain brand his entire career, and felt he had to save the firm at all costs. After all, Bain sold top-dollar strategic advice to big businesses about how to protect themselves from going bust. If Bain & Company went bankrupt, recalls the Romney deputy, “anyone associated with them would have looked clownish.” Indeed, when a banker from Goldman Sachs urged Bain to consider bankruptcy as the obvious solution to the firm’s woes, Romney’s desperation began to show. He flatly refused to discuss it – and in the ensuing argument, one witness says, Romney almost ended up in a brawl when the Goldman banker advised him to “go fuck yourself.” For the sake of Romney’s career and fortune, bankruptcy was simply not an option – no matter who got screwed in the process….

  20. HT says:

    The last 10 minutes have been all about Bain and how wonderful they are.
    Now some guy called Fernandez – more Bain. “This is the real Bain Capital, the story that Obama doesn’t want you to see. WIth that money my wife Silvia and I started our own company Vita Pharmacy” Mitt can turn around this country because …well just because freedom and free enterprise create jobs.
    Kary Healy, former Lt Gov of Mass on now. Romney saved the Olympics. She flew out to Utah to get Mitt back to Mass so he could save it. Mitt answered the call. How did he fix it. Assembled a bipartisan cabinet half women and half men. Valued open debate. Mitt knew how to make a decision. He did what many thought was impossible. Turned around….
    oh for crying out loud, how deluded are these people? She is celebrating that unemployment dropped only 4.7%. during their time in office. Huh?

  21. ANonOMouse says:

    This convention is such a FAIL. They’ve trotted out everyone who ever had a positive experience with RMoney. What a sad spectacle.

  22. HT says:

    Oh sheite, Mitt understands that the U.S. leads and he will never apologize. He will lead us back to when American leads yadda (exceptionalism, exceptionalism).
    Oh now we get ads for the Adamson scholarship program in Mass – all Mitt’s doing I understand from these ads.

  23. HT says:

    Another Mass ex pol, Jane Adams? She claims she’s a liberal democrat and her passion is education and leadership. Mitt is understanding and inclusive and she wanted to be around him to funnel her talents with his toward the public good. She knew that Mitt was not about himself but for the public good. (What were the liberals drinking in Mass back then?)
    Before Romney took office, women were underrepresented, but after the next few years, women were at 42% due to his efforts. Ooh, ooh, she is a mixed race, and she’s quoting Stephen Covey!

  24. HT says:

    Sorry who is Stephen HIcks? He’s singing Taking it to the streets.

  25. HT says:

    BTW, I’m not trying to intrude, I’m just trying to give BB and JJ and Dak a break. I cannot comment pithily on what’s happening – just reporting sort of in a bifurcated fashion. Perhaps I should stop.

    • pdgrey says:

      Intrude on what? Thanks for keeping it going.

    • Delphyne says:

      NO! I appreciate all of your comments and keeping up with this circus. I can’t stand to watch or listen to any of them. I have Cold Case on now and run in during the commercials. Thanks for keeping us up to date!!

      • HT says:

        you make me jealous. Before this I was watching Criminal INvestigations on the internet, and believe me, I’d rather be doing that.

  26. HT says:

    Three time Olympian Kim Brodie up next. She of course has never had govenment assistance, so she is as qualified as any of the other politicians to speak /snark.
    Oh there’s more – Dan Jansen, Andy Gable, Roddy Gaines, Scott Hamilton etc. Not one of whom ever took advantage of government largese – they did it all on their own. USA, USA, USA, USA etc.

    /sThey need the leadership of Romney and Ryan to make their dreams come true (because they never attained their dreams before). Good grief, are these people lame?

    Michael Eruzione about Mitt Romney rescuing the Utah Olympics (underwritten by the U.S. government and U.S. taxpayers but no mention of that). Mitt did it all by himself. USA, USA.Mitt is a brilliant leader and a wonderful caring man, so the U.S. needs him.

  27. HT says:

    Derek Para, a latino Olympian from Salt Lake City. Mitt made it possible, because Mitt saved the Salt Lake Olympicans. Mitt’s the man and should be president, because he made it possible for me to be an uneducated dick.
    Oh, Derek lived with Mitt – he knows him, so trust Derek. His most powerfully memory was not the gold medal – it was when Mitt ensured that he could carry the world trade flag into the ceremonies. 9/11, 9/11 USA USA. Mitt did it. Tears now.

  28. HT says:

    You know, when I first watched the silence of the lambs, and when Clarice described when the lambs …anyway, I could understand and empathize, because I very rarely parade my pain – outside of since my brother died of cours. So to hear these people making what to me are trite comments to gain political advantage – well, I just do not understand it.

    Oh great, now there is the obligatory song about America the land of the free. Sorry my American friends, but you have a whole reporatory, and very few of them are very good songs.

  29. mjames says:

    Seriously, how could anyone vote for Romney? Lord knows, I will never pull the lever for Obama, our rape-apologist war criminal, but seriously. The Republican Party stands for one thing: HATE. That’s it. Hate the Democrats, hate the filthy sluts, hate the poor, hate the handicapped, hate teh gay and assorted gender-identification differences, hate the public school system, hate the government itself. Hate, hate, hate. Look at their tag line: some take-off on a stupid remark by Obama, designed to foment more hatred of Obama. How much can we hate? Hate ___ again, harder harder. How far we have fallen.

  30. HT says:

    Oh for goodness sake, another PAC commercial. Can one get anymore trite than that? He believes in a land of opportunity – of course he does when the rules are so lax he can make billions at the expense of the taxpayers. Oh more Olympics in the ad. Government money he does not mention. More people talking about their illness relying on Romneycare, which he does or doesn’t support depending on which way the wind blows. Now we get Mitt and Ann and true love, true love. I think there’s a song from Enchanted.
    Yuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Z8IdVwK5Y&feature=relmfup, I’ve got it.

  31. HT says:

    Oh for crying out loud, now the advertisment is about all his experience. Honestly, if I’d been given his advantages and had his lack of moral compass I’d be a millionaire too. Actually, he reminds me of Conrad Black, a man few of you would know, other than his fraud conviction. It has to do with arrogance and the totaly disconnect from anyone and everything ouside his purview, which is totally him.

  32. RalphB says:

    I watched a few minutes earlier. I have to say it was Mormon porn.

  33. HT says:

    Oh Clint, how could you? I Swear to the flying spaghetti monster I will never see another movie of yours. I knew you were a republican, but this republican party?

    • pdgrey says:

      My God he is talking to a chair! Is he senile?

    • HT says:

      I knew Clint whas a republican, but just could not believe he would support this crap. I was wrong. Mind you, after his palimony crap with Sondra Locke, which I think PD mentioned on an earlier thread, perhaps that is where he’s coming from. Either way, I will never buy another Clint Eastwood product, because had he refused to be used for this purpose, it would not have made a difference, however he appeared at this convention at this time in the United States, he is dead to me.

  34. Fannie says:

    Clint says Mitt will bring the troops first day in office? Listen to this sick fuck…………..after what he put Frances through. Sick Fuck.

  35. janicen says:

    Jeebus, I tuned in late because I went out to dinner. I guess Clint had more wine with dinner than I did. This is pathetic to watch.

    • Fannie says:

      Hog’s breath hotel……………..that’s where he eats.

    • janicen says:

      And this “We own this country is so effing offensive. Some of us “rent” this country Clint. Eff you, you old drunken a$$hole.

      • pdgrey says:

        Someone just said Clint when off script, didn’t read from the prepared script. No Shit.

      • Fannie says:

        You know, the hard facts, the truth, don’t matter. He is No#1 Asshole who beats up on women, and is twin to Arnold…………..

  36. pdgrey says:

    Rachel Maddow just said, “I, I, I don’t know, that was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in my life”.”He’s 82 years old, he just had conversation where the President was swearing at him”.

  37. janicen says:

    I just backed up the tivo so I could see it from the beginning and it’s heartbreaking. I can’t believe these goons are laughing at him. He was (emphasis on was) a talented professional and this is making him look like an old fool.

  38. HT says:

    Rubio: Cuba, cmon latinos support the republican party, freedom. I was an underdog, cause I was an underdog (wonder why). Now I”m important because I’m introducting the next president of the U.S. Romney. Listen to the story of a man named Jeb – oops sorry, wrong naritave. No limit how far I could go, cause I was an american, even though I do not object to the party to which I belong is trying to disenfranchise others like me and my parents, but pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
    Mitt’s a great family man (he’s not gay)
    Obama is not a bad person, good family man and golfer. He’s a bad President. Do you think he’s watching tonight? Because his new campaign is “Forward” but scores of new rules and regulations.

    Same old, same old tried and true and tired crap. Not one suggestion on how to make things better, just tearing down, complaining about whatever. Sadly I had some hope from Rubio. Sadly, tonight he just explained exactly who he is.

    • HT says:

      Oh it’s getting better. Obama made you move back into your parents home. Mitt will make a difference! His mother was one of 7 girls, his father left school when he was 9. His parents were never rich. They pulled themselves up. Now we get the cuban lingo. His father stood behind the bar so Marco could stand where he stands. (Does this man realize he’s expendable?}

  39. janicen says:

    I would be mortified if I were a Relpublican.

  40. janicen says:

    oops, *Republican*. I’m sounding like Clint now.

  41. RalphB says:

    Invisible Obama ‏@InvisibleObama

    Someone should tell Marco Rubio he’s standing on my foot right now.
    Retweeted by TBogg

  42. ANonOMouse says:

    Man on man, Rubio, yada, yada, yada. Just called Mitt a “special man” who’s going to make sure the “American miracle lives on for another generation to inherit” What a bunch of hot air

    Here comes Mitt.

  43. HT says:

    Mitt must be next, Rubio is building up a narritive. I wonder whether Rubio realizes that with his Cuban background, he’s had more of a hand up than most of the people who populated this country before the white people, which used to include spanish which is his heritage, have had. Now according to most of Romney’s followers, he’s a latino. Not exactly someone they trust – look how they want to dispose of the mexicans, who are from exactly the same genetic pool as all of us, yet because they might have interbred and look a bit different, or just because they speak another language. well you know. He doesn’t.

  44. HT says:

    Ah here he comes. The meat, but I wonder, how much meat will he offer. My guess, none at all.

  45. janicen says:

    This was supposed to be Mitt’s big night and all anyone is going to talk about tomorrow is, Crazy Clint. I almost feel sorry for them. Okay maybe not!

  46. RalphB says:

  47. HT says:

    Gosh gee whiz, surprise, surprise, he accepted the nomination with humility. I wonder how the Paulites who were shut out feel.
    Oh he’s introducing Ryan, the good guy from small town USA. He’s a strong, caring leader, confident, lights up around his kids and loves his mom.
    Freedom of religion (?}
    Of for goodness sake, somebody take over, please. This is bilious crap, pandering.

    • pdgrey says:

      Mitt deserves better. Should we take up a collection.
      God, he’s talking about Neil Armstrong some body make him stop.

  48. RalphB says:

  49. janicen says:

    I’m about 5 minutes or so behind all of you because I backed it up to watch the Clint debacle. Romney is just getting started and I think I’m going to bed. This all has been embarrassing. I have it on ABC and Diane Sawyer is gushing.

  50. RalphB says:

    Mitt’s gonna cry. Hope his hydraulic lines were blown.

  51. janicen says:

    My State Farm agent is almost a dead ringer for Paul Ryan.

  52. janicen says:

    I’m listening to Mitt talk about the fact that Americans came from other countries and decided to come to America and experience freedom. Uh Mitt, not all Americans decided to come here and once they got here, freedom was not on the menu for them.

  53. ANonOMouse says:

    Oh, no, more corny jokes.

  54. HT says:

    Oh for crying out loud, Mitt wanted to be a car guy like his dad and had to go out on his own, because he didn’t want to be dependent on his dad. Next sentence, Mitt has 5 boys. He’s forgot about the years where he avoided the draft by getting excused because his dad was important, and going on a mission to France where he was in an accident where a person was killed.
    Ann is very important and was the boss (cough, cough)
    They prayed a lot with friends and family. That’s what makes America strong! (Good grief, his audience is eating it up. No one is asking him what his plan is going forward, and he’s not talking about it other than platitudes about how it will be better).
    Oh, now we’re into the Obama hatred. “The President took office without the basic qualification that most americans have” I learned from my experience “Bain, Bain, more Bain” Oh bonus point “I didn’t want to go to hell”.
    “Satples, Sports Authority,Steel Dynamics” American success stories. President attacks success.

  55. pdgrey says:

    10:29 PM – Today
    Roger Ebert Calls Eastwood Speech ‘Pathetic’
    ebertchicago @ ebertchicago : Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn’t need to do this to himself. It’s unworthy of him.

    • pdgrey says:

      10:26 PM – Today
      Clint vs. Invisible Obama
      HuffPostHill @ HuffPostHill : Somewhere backstage, Clint is still talking to the chair

      • pdgrey says:

        10:12 PM – Today
        Eastwood Getting The Hook
        michaelscherer @ michaelscherer : Red light is blinking under prompter. Clint is getting the hook.

        10:14 PM – Today
        Crowd Loving Eastwood
        howardfineman @ howardfineman : Now they’re loving him here — “When somebody does not do the job, we gotta let him go.” One of the best in-the-hall responses of the week.

        Howard Fineman loves Clint!

      • RalphB says:

        I didn’t know FIneman was senile. Thought he was just an idiot.

    • janicen says:

      Hey, I said “pathetic” before he did. See above. 😉

  56. RalphB says:

  57. Delphyne says:

    Oh, god – I just flipped on the local news to find that Mitt was still talking. Did you know he has a plan to create 12 million new jobs? He didn’t say in which country, though.

    I really want to roof rack him.

  58. HT says:

    Even better – Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs (Jobs and Bain Capital own companies in China who treat their workers like slave laborers). this president canot tell you that you are better off than before you took office. Now is the time to restore the promise that is America. More lies and more misdirections – it’s all Obama’s fault. President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on small businesses –
    I can’t keep up with the lies. Soomeone will have to link to the speech tomorrow. It’s horrendous – lies, lies, more lies. And even when they are not lies, there is misdirection.
    Before I sign off, he referred to energy – oil, gas, coal. Voucher system for education, new trade agreements (same as Obama’s I’m sure), cut the deficit and put America on track, champion small businesses by cutting taxes by getting rid of Obamacare, protect the sanctity of life, honour marriage, guarantee freedom of religion (as long as it’s christian).
    More lies.
    My promise is to help you and your family.
    I will begin my presidency with a job tours. here follow lies about Obama

    USA, USA, USA etc.
    Okay, we’re getting something about OBL, however according to Romney, Obama threw Israel under the bus, and ignored Poland. Under Romney, Russia is the problem, as is Iran.

    I apologize, I cannot continue. This man is insane with a complete dissassociation of what has happened in the world in the last 50 years. He has no idea os history, or of government or of the requirement for diplomacy because no other country in the world thinks like America does.

    • RalphB says:

      Thanks for doing what you have! It’s been great.

      • HT says:

        Thanks Ralph. I knew that BB and JJ were exhausted, and Dak was offline, and for some strange reason, I just did it. Weird huh. I must admit, had there been some semblance of intelligence in their convention, it might have been fun, however with what they had to offer, it was like nails on a chalkboard listening to their nonsense. The interaction with all of the commenters however was fun.

    • Yes HT, your blogging was wonderful and I appreciate it so much. Thank you!

  59. ANonOMouse says:

    Here we go, he’s flag waving and saber rattling simultaneiously. BTW. I hate his voice

  60. ANonOMouse says:

    I’m expecting nothing more than a nudge in the polls, no big bounce because this convention was basically a clusterfuck.

  61. pdgrey says:

    11:20 PM – Today
    Bob Newhart Tweets Eastwood Joke
    BobNewhart @ BobNewhart : I heard that Clint Eastwood was channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit… #RNC #ClintEastwood #rnc2012

    • HT says:

      If that is a true newhart tweet – Brilliant Bob. He’s sharper than ever, and he’s older than Clint. Regardless, it made me laugh a lot.

    • Seriously says:

      Lol His daughter is going to need to be homeschooled after that performance. He really should have taken her humiliation into consideration.

  62. janicen says:

    Good night all. It’s been fun. Must sleep now. Positive thoughts to BB and dak!

  63. RalphB says:

    one last tweet.

  64. pdgrey says:

    Good night skydancers.I had fun being here tonight.

  65. northwestrain says:

    Oh — picture of Romney at convention — he got a hair cut — could be hair dyed as well.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/30/mitt-romney-republican-speech-live

    For those of us who refuse to listen to the holy mormon.

  66. HT says:

    BB and JJ and Dak, I didn’t mean to intrude at all. It’s just that you were all exhausted, and for some strange reason….well anyway, I apologize if it offended any of you. I shall not do it again, trust me. Be safe all of you.

  67. Beata says:

    Thanks, HT and all for the great blogging!

    I’m glad that convention is over. Now Ski-Nose and Jug-Ears can get back on the campaign trail.

  68. Boo Radly says:

    HT – loved it – perfect pitch, especially for a Canadian.

  69. RalphB says: