A Touching Moment At This Year's Democratic Convention: Jimmy Carter Will Pass The Torch Of Worst Post WWII President To Barack Obama

With all the Democrats skipping Obama's renomination they must be desperate to fill the speaking slots.

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Tuesday that Carter would address the convention by video on Sept. 4.

"A lifelong champion of human rights and investments in education and energy to spur economic development, President Carter will provide unique insight into President Obama’s ability to move our country forward and why we need his vision and leadership for a second term," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the 2012 convention chairman, said in a statement.

In a statement, Carter said that he and his wife regretted not being able to attend the convention in person.

"Rosalynn and I regret that we will be unable to be at the Democratic convention this year in Charlotte. However, we remain steadfast in our support for President Obama and the progress he will make in the next four years," Carter said.

You know what will get America's mind off Obama's economic record and charges he's indifferent at best to Israel? Jimmy Carter.

Of course Carter's appearance by video won't help with another problem Obama is going to face...no one is going to his big party.

Obama, once the biggest draw in politics, won’t likely attract crowds as large as those at the 2008 convention because voters have gone sour on the poor economy, insiders said.

“It’s always a concern about making sure there aren’t empty seats, but this is different,” said one Democratic official familiar with the convention plans.

“This is a different time than four years ago. It’s a different convention. And the president is viewed differently.”

The president will accept the party’s nomination on Sept. 6 in a Charlotte, NC, football stadium. that holds 80,000.

“They’re worried they can’t fill the stadium,” the official said.

Related Enough: I didn't think Mitt should invite Palin to speak at the RNC convention. She's a damned if you do, damned if you don't proposition. But, with the invitation to McCain to speak (a huge mistake), Romney has to invite Palin. Not doing so would be a slap in the face to a significant part of the party who loathes McCain (and at best, um, tolerates Romney) but loves her.

Posted by: DrewM. at 11:30 AM



Comments

1 If James Buchanan were still alive, he could pass on the honorary title of worst president ever.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 07, 2012 11:31 AM (HrBwt)

2 Sarah Palin will be at the convention. In her ninja outfit. Word to the wise.

Posted by: Golan Globus at August 07, 2012 11:32 AM (7vSU0)

3 We need to live-blog it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 07, 2012 11:33 AM (UOM48)

4 My head is throbbing just thinking that the dems think it's a good idea for carter to speak about obama? liberals and I really do live on different planets.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 07, 2012 11:33 AM (05RcU)

5 If the DNC Convention were operating under NFL rules, it would be blacked out on TV.

Posted by: The Q at August 07, 2012 11:33 AM (B/yDO)

6 They should bring Carter and John Kerry and Michael Moore up on stage and then they could do the Aristocrats routine.

Posted by: Golan Globus at August 07, 2012 11:34 AM (7vSU0)

7 George Bush was the worst post-war president. Carter looks positively statesman-like by comparison.

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 11:34 AM (RSG1I)

8 “They’re worried they can’t fill the stadium,” the official said.

You know what they need? High-speed rail that accepts EBT.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 07, 2012 11:34 AM (/kI1Q)

9 This year's slogan for both conventions: Snoozers and Losers!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 07, 2012 11:35 AM (f9c2L)

10 Jordan, get back under the stairs, now.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 07, 2012 11:35 AM (ODeHV)

11 The president will accept the party’s nomination on Sept. 6 in a Charlotte, NC, football stadium. that holds 80,000.
“They’re worried they can’t fill the stadium,” the official said.
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The DNC can't afford a couple of truckloads of Schlitz to hand out ? Dem voters are all about the free stuff.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 07, 2012 11:35 AM (HrBwt)

12 Wow. A Jimmy Carter endorsement. Who wouldn't want that?

Posted by: maddogg at August 07, 2012 11:35 AM (OlN4e)

13 Mika Brzezinski's empty head nearly exploded on Morning Joe this morning over the mere mention of Sarah Palin. Mika has declared Sarah shouldn't be "allowed" to speak.

I personally don't care one way or the other. I'd rather hear Sarah than McCain, however.

Juan McCain: "My friends, you have nothing to fear from four more years of an Obama presidency."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 07, 2012 11:35 AM (UOM48)

14
oh, and Jordan, STFU, dunce.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 07, 2012 11:36 AM (k+YdJ)

15 Jordan has to be a sock. No one is that stupid.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 07, 2012 11:36 AM (UOM48)

16 Carter is the source of all the trouble in the Middle East for the last 30 years. He's one of the few people that are on my Pray-for-Death list, and yet the cockroach keeps going.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 11:36 AM (evdj2)

17 Will the Democrats pat Carter on the back for his work to ensure Iran is run by crazy mullahs with nukes? He and Obama deserve equal credit for that one.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 07, 2012 11:37 AM (i330i)

18 I hope you didn't spill your drool cup when you spewed that stupidity Jordan.

Posted by: maddogg at August 07, 2012 11:37 AM (OlN4e)

19
Jimmy Carter will regale the gullible democrats with a tale tale about his administrations success, and especially their ability to restrain inflation and lower interest rates?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 07, 2012 11:37 AM (hvwLi)

20 Jebus, if McCain is going to speak at the convention then they might as well make time for Moocowski too.

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at August 07, 2012 11:37 AM (SDkq3)

21
Can't we get good trolls here? That whole "first name as nick for Axelturfing" thing is sooooo 2004.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2012 11:37 AM (TIIx5)

22 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (8y9MW)

23 oh, and Jordan, STFU, dunce.


****

I doubt that opinion prevails in Jordan, let alone the rest of the middle east.

Posted by: Wodeshed at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (UuLBC)

24 Jordan, go back to supporting drug-dealing thugs who attack white Hispanics. Oh, wait. You ARE supporting Obama, aren't you?

Posted by: Zimmerman at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (ggRof)

25 Jordan has to be a sock. No one is that stupid.

False choice, both could be true.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (evdj2)

26 I want to nut on Mika's face.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy's fading libido at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (3niml)

27 Suppose they gave a convention and no one came.

Its looking that way.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (HlJeY)

28 Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 11:34 AM (RSG1I)

Somewhere in NJ, a gloryhole is missing its attendant.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (i330i)

29 I'd say Romney *must* invite Palin if she officially endorsed him -- did she do that yet?

Serious question btw - I don't know if she did.

And I'm not too impressed w/some of these asshats at our own - Juan McCain, Jeb Zzzzzz Bush.

More Rand Pauls please, Mittens.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (pLTLS)

30 Jimmah gave Iran to the fucking mullahs, lest we forget. His greatest statesmanlike venture next to pissing away the Panama Canal.

Posted by: maddogg at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (OlN4e)

31 In a statement, Carter said that he and his wife regretted not being able to attend the convention in person.

Oh, that deserves some unpacking: One of the Speakers won't even attend the convention.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (8y9MW)

32 George Bush was the worst post-war president. Carter looks positively statesman-like by comparison.

Posted by: Jordan
..........
Was that the George Bush with 5% unemployment and 400 Billion dollar deficits? AAs opposed to your hero? pick one: Carter 20% inflation and interest rates at 15% or Obama 8+% unemployment and an economy of life support?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 07, 2012 11:39 AM (f9c2L)

33 Posted by: Ron Jeremy's fading libido at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (3niml)
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I have a technical question: how do you put the paper bag over just her brain?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 07, 2012 11:40 AM (HrBwt)

34
The Democrats are picking the wrong time and place to add homosexual activism to their party's convention.

I foresee a lot of bent noses and ugliness in North Carolina.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 07, 2012 11:40 AM (i5gpY)

35
Okra will address the convention with her heart warming story of following Barack Obama's weight loss program and how it changed her life.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 07, 2012 11:40 AM (hvwLi)

36 Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 11:34 AM (RSG1I)

Hey Jordan, is the Texas Legislature still in session?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:40 AM (8y9MW)

37 Is Sooth still telling Jordan to get under the stairs?

If not, get under the stairs, son.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 07, 2012 11:40 AM (pLTLS)

38 I am in CLT. I expect a total custerfuck. My hope? It rains like shit on the bastard and the place is empty. Book it!

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at August 07, 2012 11:40 AM (3ZjAP)

39 Eh, McCain was the standard-bearer last time so you're pretty much obligated to let him say something. If it were up to me his speech would be "Sorry about that. Oh, and we'll shut up Meggie now," but that isn't in the cards. Let's just hope he expresses esteem for the Republican and not the Democrat.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 07, 2012 11:41 AM (RD7QR)

40 Somewhere in NJ, a gloryhole is missing its attendant.
Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (i330i)

Why you picking on NJ?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 07, 2012 11:41 AM (05RcU)

41
It occurs to me that the reason Mr. Peanut is speaking via video is so the DNC can keep a finger on the mute button when Jimmah goes all-in on the Joo hatred.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2012 11:41 AM (TIIx5)

42 I have a feeling that Charlotte is going to make Chicago 1968 look tame.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 07, 2012 11:41 AM (HrBwt)

43 Is Jordon the Texas-legislature troll? Or the Judenhass one? Jordon, palooka, and the many faces of @parisparmesan all run together.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 11:41 AM (evdj2)

44 Even Cam Newton won't come to the convention

Posted by: The Q at August 07, 2012 11:41 AM (B/yDO)

45
Jordan, get back under the stairs, now.

^^^

brb....gotta go to the little girl's room before I tinkle from the gigglefits I'm having right now....

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 07, 2012 11:41 AM (pLTLS)

46
Jordan has to be a sock. No one is that stupid.
<<<<

No, he really is that dumb. Our resident Ronulan. I guarantee he'll fap himself silly during Rand's speech.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 07, 2012 11:42 AM (9043P)

47 Jordan has to be a sock. No one is that stupid.

Remember that Jordan is the genius who informed us about current events at the Texas Legislature after they had adjourned for the session. By several months, if I recall properly.

Yes. He's that stupid.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:42 AM (8y9MW)

48 39
My friends you have nothing to fear from another Obama term in office.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 07, 2012 11:42 AM (eEfYn)

49 Darnit, I thought Drew was going to make a post that didn't go negative on Romney. Came THAT close, we did.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 07, 2012 11:42 AM (TOk1P)

50 I think they'd be better off doing the whole thing in French

Posted by: @huffpeter at August 07, 2012 11:43 AM (NHNJt)

51 Didn't Carter diss Obama not that long ago?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 11:43 AM (4df7R)

52 Came THAT close, we did.

He's physically unable to do it. If the Presidential election comes up, and he doesn't take a dig at Romney, he get's all light-headed and his hands start shaking.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (8y9MW)

53 He's one of the few people that are on my Pray-for-Death list, and yet the cockroach keeps going.

Maybe God is trying to show you something. Hurry up and learn it, so the rest of us aren't subjected to his vile rantings anymore. :-D


Meanwhile, I imagine Jimmeh shuffling off this mortal coil a day or two before his scheduled speech, turning the start of the convention into Wellstone II, SCOAMF Boogaloo.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (/kI1Q)

54 42 I have a feeling that Charlotte is going to make Chicago 1968 look tame.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 07, 2012 11:41 AM (HrBwt)

True...Carolina rednecks don't cotton to dipshittery.

Posted by: model_1066 at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (YbQJm)

55

And not inviting Sarah Palin is a snub to the Tea Party and makes us look afraid/ashamed to embrace conservative values.

Big huge mistake. Plus President Bush not attending makes it look like we're hiding from 2001-2009.



Posted by: soothsayer at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (F/kuF)

56 Hi, Jordan, is the Texas legislature still in session?


As Insty says, the equivalent of a Carter administration is the best case scenario.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (VtjlW)

57 Jimmy Carter? He's history's greatest monster!

Posted by: Alex at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (YQ4mh)

58 *popcorn*

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (RSG1I)

59 Okra will address the convention with her heart warming story of following Barack Obama's weight loss program and how it changed her life.
Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 07, 2012 11:40 AM (hvwLi)
-----------------------------------------------------
Orka started smoking?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (jucos)

60 It would be crazy not to have Sarah speak. She's a big girl and would be a big draw on TV. She should give a sober, fact laden recounting of the JEF's failures and corruption. Speak to the "American People" =.

Posted by: eureka! at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (1qHOu)

61 I hear that Walter Mondale John Edwards and John Kerry are doing an interpretive dance number about the war on poverty.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (Qxdfp)

62 If they're gonna let Juan speak, maybe they can work in a few deep thoughts from the fat chick too.

Posted by: maddogg at August 07, 2012 11:45 AM (OlN4e)

63 But, with the invitation to McCain to speak (a huge mistake)


That's an understatement.

Posted by: sandbagger at August 07, 2012 11:45 AM (8X9tr)

64 If McCain is smart (o.k.....debateable) he will keep his remarks short and to something he truly gets, like the sad state of the military under SCOAMF. And yes, this is an area that McCain can discuss with some credibility. So, Maverick, here is your script:

1.Speak about the military
2. Keep it under 5 minutes
3. Exit gracefully.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 07, 2012 11:45 AM (OWjjx)

65
I ain't received no invitation yet to tell how Preznit Obama changed my life. He promised me mortgage money, and I just know the checks in the mail? I have faith and will vote for Obama again because my preacher told me to do it.

Posted by: Peggy Joseph at August 07, 2012 11:45 AM (hvwLi)

66 @42

I was at Chicago in 68, great fun watching hippies get their asses kicked. No nothing will happen in CLT, no one is going to show up and if they do they won't let them near downtown. It's really a small downtown. Shit they are closing the central bus station and moving it so all the democrats that ride the bus will not be near the TW center.

Count on boring. Either hot as shit or thunderstorms. Not Denver that is for sure.

The only upside? Lots of loose hippie chicks with VD will be in town. The lesbos will love it.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at August 07, 2012 11:46 AM (3ZjAP)

67 I would watch Carter, if he would juggle running chainsaws during the speech.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 11:46 AM (evdj2)

68 61
I hear that Walter Mondale John Edwards and John Kerry are doing an interpretive dance number about the war on poverty.


Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (Qxdfp)

Yes, they need all three of them to hoist Michael Moore in his role as the deficit.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 07, 2012 11:46 AM (RD7QR)

69 You know what this convention needs? More Greek columns.

Posted by: Cowbell at August 07, 2012 11:47 AM (N2yhW)

70 Big huge mistake. Plus President Bush not attending makes it look like we're hiding from 2001-2009.




Posted by: soothsayer
///

We are. Bush did a few things right, got us into wars he had no way to pay for and no idea of an exit strategy, and just about every GOP member of Congress '01-'06 should be tried for treason.

Posted by: SFGoth at August 07, 2012 11:47 AM (dZ756)

71 I'd give McCain the 11:00 a.m. Day 3 slot. It would last from 11:00 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 07, 2012 11:47 AM (OWjjx)

72 I want to nut on Mika's face.

Be careful, you'd have to leave her mouth free to speak if you pull out.

Posted by: Alex at August 07, 2012 11:47 AM (YQ4mh)

73 So Carter will be speaking via video, eh? Geez, NO ONE wants to go to this convention.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 11:47 AM (4df7R)

74 Or, let McCain introduce Chris Christie as the keynoter. That way, no one would remember (or care) what McCain had to say...........

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 07, 2012 11:48 AM (OWjjx)

75 The president will accept the party’s nomination on Sept. 6 in a Charlotte, NC, football stadium. that holds 80,000.
“They’re worried they can’t fill the stadium,” the official said.


Oh, they will definitely fill the Bank of America stadium. Charlotte has plenty of "supporters" who can be rounded up for show if need be.

Posted by: Havedash at August 07, 2012 11:48 AM (F0WNa)

76 Plus President Bush not attending makes it look like we're hiding from 2001-2009

Tough to have Ryan rip all the entitlement spending to shred when the father of Medicare Part D is still hanging around.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 07, 2012 11:49 AM (OWjjx)

77 The president will accept the party’s nomination on Sept. 6 in a Charlotte, NC, football stadium. that holds 80,000.

“They’re worried they can’t fill the stadium,” the official said.


^^^^^^^

No prob. there. They'll just pay them like they do for all their little outings.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 07, 2012 11:49 AM (pLTLS)

78 Oh, they will definitely fill the Bank of America stadium. Charlotte has
plenty of "supporters" who can be rounded up for show if need be.


So the local convicts will be bussed in?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:50 AM (8y9MW)

79 70 -

Bush got us into two wars? Really? Not the crazy nutjob muzzies who still want to kill all of us? They had nothing to do with it?

Sounds like you bought the narrative.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 07, 2012 11:50 AM (TOk1P)

80 In a statement, Carter said that he and his wife regretted not being able to attend the convention in person.

Oh, that deserves some unpacking: One of the Speakers won't even attend the convention.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (8y9MW)


I'm trying to figure out what that means because Dhimmi Earl could still write his shitty poetry no matter where his addled mind is. I'm guessing that his "adultery of the heart" has reached such proportions that he's started spanking it in public whenever he spots a nice piece of trim.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at August 07, 2012 11:50 AM (tY2uT)

81 No prob. there. They'll just pay them like they do for all their little outings.




Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 07, 2012 11:49 AM (pLTLS)

A bottle of Night Train and a pack of smokes will buy a lot of Democratic party constituency.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 07, 2012 11:50 AM (RD7QR)

82 So the local convicts will be bussed in?

I would think the DNCC would allow it's members a chartered flight.

Posted by: Alex at August 07, 2012 11:51 AM (YQ4mh)

83

The Dems should someone named Julia give a speech.

Posted by: YIKES! at August 07, 2012 11:51 AM (Z3bkC)

84 Ah, that's right! Back in June, Jimmeh said the US was responsible for widespread human rights abuses because of the current admin's use of drone strikes in the Mid-East.

A former U.S. president is accusing the current president of sanctioning the "widespread abuse of human rights" by authorizing drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists.

Jimmy Carter, America's 39 th president, denounced the Obama administration for "clearly violating" 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, writing in a New York Times op-ed on Monday (June 25) that the "United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights."

"Instead of making the world safer, America's violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends," Carter wrote...


Yep, exactly the guy to speak at the convention in support of SCOAMT.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 11:51 AM (4df7R)

85 I'm trying to figure out what that means because Dhimmi Earl could still
write his shitty poetry no matter where his addled mind is


Yeah, I'm thinking that "Speaking at the Democrat National Convention" would normally rate clearing off the calendar. The fact that it doesn't says a great deal.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:52 AM (8y9MW)

86

Oh, they will definitely fill the Bank of America stadium. Charlotte has

plenty of "supporters" who can be rounded up for show if need be.

So the local convicts will be bussed in?


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:50 AM (8y9MW)






Either that or they'll bill it as the triumphant return of the Charlotte Hornets.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2012 11:52 AM (TIIx5)

87 I'm picturing the video of Carter's speech: He's sitting in his den, wearing a frayed bathrobe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 07, 2012 11:52 AM (UOM48)

88 Yep, exactly the guy to speak at the convention in support of SCOAMT.



Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 11:51 AM (4df7R)

Fluoride! Fluoride in the water is sapping our manly juices! Speaking of which, want to see my juice-maker?

Posted by: James Earl "Bunny Assassin" Carter at August 07, 2012 11:52 AM (RD7QR)

89
So, Maverick, here is your script:

1.Speak about the military
2. Keep it under 5 minutes
3. Exit gracefully.

Posted by: Mallamutt



Here's what you'll get:

1. Obama is a good man with good intentions
2. But things didn't work out
3. Campaign finance reform
4. Bipartisanship!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (kdS6q)

90 We need nothing with the stench of 2008 at the RNC.

Sorry, SP wank-offs.

Posted by: BP NJ at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (ph70Q)

91 Is it too late to book Zola the Break-dancing Gorilla?

Posted by: Carney Bros. Streisand and Begley Circus at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (PcoXF)

92 No confirmation yet on the rumor that both Rod Blagovich and Tony Rezko will address the convention by videotape..............

Posted by: Mallamutt, ABC News Investigative Reporter at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (OWjjx)

93 I'm picturing the video of Carter's speech: He's sitting in his den, wearing a frayed bathrobe.

Nah. Dress shirt, tie, jacket, no pants.

Posted by: Alex at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (YQ4mh)

94 Oh, oh! Lib-logic time:

1) Jimmy Carter won't clear his calendar even though he was invited to speak at the DNC.
2) The DNC is going to nominate Barack Obama (as a formality)
3) Therefore Jimmy Carter doesn't want to be seen with Barack Obama
4) Therefore Jimmy Carter is a racist.

Why is the Democrat National Committee asking a racists to give a speech?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (8y9MW)

95 Oh, that deserves some unpacking: One of the Speakers won't even attend the convention.

So, technically, Jimmah's skipping it too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, it's a nasty job, wait, no, it isn't at August 07, 2012 11:54 AM (d0Tfm)

96 If the DNC Convention were operating under NFL rules, it would be blacked out on TV.
Posted by: The Q at August 07, 2012 11:33 AM (B/yDO)

And they'd bring in Tebow so Barky would have to "compete" for his job, and to bring in ratings of course.

Posted by: Screaching Press Hag at August 07, 2012 11:54 AM (/Mla1)

97 #84: Carter also said a few months ago that he was comfortable with the idea of a Romney presidency.

Posted by: Eddie Willers at August 07, 2012 11:54 AM (bRdb3)

98 Oh, that deserves some unpacking: One of the Speakers won't even attend the convention.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:38 AM (8y9MW)


If pressed I'm sure Carter's spokespeople would say that the former Prez and his wife are too old and/or frail to make the trip, or something else asinine like that. Yes Jimmeh and Rosalyn are old as the hills, but that hasn't stopped Jimmeh from flapping his lip on all the news programs and jetting off to visit the Norks every few months, now has it?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 11:55 AM (4df7R)

99 Here's what you'll get:

1. Obama is a good man with good intentions
2. But things didn't work out
3. Campaign finance reform
4. Bipartisanship!



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (kdS6q)


If McRINO got roundly booed it would be the best convention evarrrrr.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at August 07, 2012 11:55 AM (tY2uT)

100
When Rasmussen polled hooker's about their convention preference, the republicans won by 82-18.

Republicans were viewed as financially stable, gentlemanly, and considerate of their part time employees.

Democrats were rude, arrogant, and treated the girls with disdain because they never attended the Ivy League. They were also considered weird for asking the girls to play mommy, daughter, nun, and small boy.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 07, 2012 11:55 AM (hvwLi)

101
The problem with the republican party is that we still have people who think like Drew.

Regardless of whether Palin speaks at the convention or not, she'll still have a say in any policy after the election. All those senators and congressman who have been helped along the way by a Palin endorsement are going to listen when she takes a position.

Another group of elected officials who are going to think twice about what she says arethose who are worried about being primaried in the next election.

Keep doing your Mika Brezinski eye roll, Drew. Like it or not, Palin is relevant.

Posted by: jwest at August 07, 2012 11:55 AM (ZDsRL)

102 They invited McCain to speak? That was a stupid decision.

Why?

Posted by: entropy at August 07, 2012 11:56 AM (TULs6)

103 I have paid $1500 for a ticket to the Democratic Convention in Charlottesville, VA this Fall. I am so proud that I got a ticket and excited to see President Obama in person. This is 3 weeks of wages for me, but a great investment and sacraflice and I may actually shake hands with President Obama and Furst Lady Micheal Obama while I am there.....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, Vt at August 07, 2012 11:56 AM (48wze)

104 Carter opines on Romney not too long ago:

Asked for his thoughts on a Romney presidency in an interview Wednesday with MSNBC,
Carter said that while "he'd rather have a Democrat," he would be
"comfortable" with Mr. Romney as president because, as he put it, "I
think Romney has shown in the past – in his previous years as a moderate
or progressive – that he was fairly competent as a governor and also
running the Olympics." He also complimented Romney as "a good, solid
family man."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 07, 2012 11:56 AM (UOM48)

105 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (kdS6q

I am actually willing to wager McCain will stay on script and go out of his way not to offend the party......for a change. Remember, all speeches are cleared through the campaign. Reports have been that McCain is chaffing a little from being ignored by the Romney campaign.So, the Romney campaign throws him a bone and lets him have a few minutes at the campaign. Its a 50/50 proposition that Romney wins. McCain does not want to be ignored by a Romney administration so my guess is he will be on his best behavior and do what he is told to do. Mitt strikes me as the type of guy that if McCain goes off script and pisses him off, he would not be as forgiving as W.

Posted by: Mallamutt, ABC News Investigative Reporter at August 07, 2012 11:57 AM (OWjjx)

106
Puppet Show
and Jimmy Carter

also with special guest star Barack Obama

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 07, 2012 11:57 AM (Qxdfp)

107 79
70 -



Bush got us into two wars? Really? Not the crazy nutjob muzzies who
still want to kill all of us? They had nothing to do with it?



Sounds like you bought the narrative.

Posted by: BurtTC
///
Really? If it's life-or-death as you put it, why didn't Bush ask Congress for a declaration of war. That's what the Constitution requires. There're Muzzies all around the world who want to kill us. Bush bought that Iraq and Afghanistan were special places with historical problems that we could fix. You like hubris on your fantasy sandwich?

Posted by: SFGoth at August 07, 2012 11:58 AM (dZ756)

108
The reason I'm doing the speech via video feed I can sum up in one word.
Joos.

Posted by: Jimmy Cater at August 07, 2012 11:58 AM (Z3bkC)

109 I think he'll fill the stadium. Colloquially, Obama is still a hard ticket to get out in battleground land. He and Romney both come here (CO) regularly. I've tried twice for Obama tickets but was turned away. I was going to try to get ticks for Romney in GJ, but you have to stand in line physically and that's too far away. I hope I have to opportunity to see his stump speech at some point.

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 11:58 AM (RSG1I)

110 Why?

Posted by: entropy

Because the goal is to have the Stupid party not be so stupid.

Posted by: dogfish at August 07, 2012 11:59 AM (N2yhW)

111 Reports have been that McCain is chaffing a little from being ignored by the Romney campaign

My take on that? Good.

He was a shitty candidate, and he punted big time going up against Obama. Thanks in no small part to him, this country has been fucked up the ass for the last four years. Let him chafe.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 11:59 AM (4df7R)

112 89
Here's what you'll get:

1. Obama is a good man with good intentions
2. But things didn't work out
3. Campaign finance reform
4. Bipartisanship!


Yeah, he's still trying to figure out where "steal underwear" works into it.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 07, 2012 11:59 AM (Qxdfp)

113 Drudge has siren up saying R. Money wants Patreus

...developing...no source or attribution

Posted by: Albie Damned at August 07, 2012 11:59 AM (Yhu4q)

114 .Like it or not, Palin is relevant.

We beg to differ.........

Posted by: Neilsen Rating Service looking at the ratings of every Palin Reality Television Show at August 07, 2012 11:59 AM (OWjjx)

115 So, Maverick, here is your script:

1.Speak about the military
2. Keep it under 5 minutes
3. Exit gracefully.

Posted by: Mallamutt



Here's what you'll get:

1. Obama is a good man with good intentions
2. But things didn't work out
3. Campaign finance reform
4. Bipartisanship!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 07, 2012 11:53 AM (kdS6q)-------------And you know what, Romney will be perfectly fine with that.

Posted by: Wisrich at August 07, 2012 11:59 AM (hdpay)

116 Speaking of Palin, anyone see the pic Drudge has up of her??

Bunk.....

(fap fap fap)

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 07, 2012 12:00 PM (da5Wo)

117 TAG - you're it! No backsies!

Posted by: Jimmuh Carter at August 07, 2012 12:00 PM (136wp)

118 If we ( Romney, us Conservatives, Republicans, Moderates with a clue) can't beat these jackass we deserve what we get.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 07, 2012 12:00 PM (05RcU)

119 None of you were really expecting McCain to be barred from the speaker's podium right? You're just venting? Palin too.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 07, 2012 12:00 PM (N/1Dm)

120 Its kinda bad when you can't even get historic loser Carter to transport his grizzled and clueless old ass up to the Demotard Convention. They may need to schedule Van Jones and Michael Moore to speak. Is Hugo Chavez available?

Posted by: maddogg at August 07, 2012 12:00 PM (OlN4e)

121 Obama will fill the stadium. All the Dems have to do is rent some of those cardboard cutout people that they use at the Oscars and other awards shows to fill any empty seats so it doesn't look bad when the camera does a sweep of the audience. The best part is, the Dems can then register those cutouts to vote!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 12:01 PM (4df7R)

122 Rosalynn and I regret that we will be unable to be at the Democratic convention this year in Charlotte.

By the way, could we use the stadium? We're having a "No Longer The Worst President" bash and it's going to be epic!

Posted by: Jimmah! at August 07, 2012 12:01 PM (FcR7P)

123 McRINO already got much more than he deserved when Palin campaigned for him out of some misplaced sense of loyalty. Fuck him forever.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at August 07, 2012 12:01 PM (tY2uT)

124 Oh, that deserves some unpacking: One of the Speakers won't even attend the convention.


I assumed it's because he's got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Should be no problem making his timely death look like natural causes. They probably already have the Vote SCOAMF shirts printed up for the funeral.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 07, 2012 12:01 PM (/kI1Q)

125 113 Drudge has siren up saying R. Money wants Patreus

That won't work - where's the anagram in that?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 07, 2012 12:01 PM (Qxdfp)

126 And I am still working on confirmation of a report that Roland Burris will be addressing the Convention and panhandling for a job.......but mainly panhandling for a job.

Posted by: Mallamutt, ABC News Investigative Reporter at August 07, 2012 12:02 PM (OWjjx)

127 Drudge says Romney wants VP patraeus? WTF

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 07, 2012 12:02 PM (9TTOe)

128 They may need to schedule Van Jones and Michael Moore to speak. Is Hugo Chavez available?



I'm available. As soon as I'm finished campaigning for my BFF Hugo.

Posted by: Sean Penn at August 07, 2012 12:02 PM (UOM48)

129 121 Obama will fill the stadium. All the Dems have to do is rent some of those cardboard cutout people that they use at the Oscars and other awards shows to fill any empty seats so it doesn't look bad when the camera does a sweep of the audience. The best part is, the Dems can then register those cutouts to vote!
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 12:01 PM (4df7R)

We'll fix it in post-production. Cut and paste Jar-Jar Bink-es.

Posted by: George Lucas at August 07, 2012 12:02 PM (136wp)

130 Drudge has siren up saying R. Money wants Patreus

*****************

Another red herring, since we know it's not Rice.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 07, 2012 12:03 PM (i330i)

131 If the Dems have to invite Jimmy the Jew Hater to address the convention and he will only do it by video they are truly desperate. In normal times they would nver have asked and/or told him to shove his video up behind his wrinkled old peanut.

Posted by: SurferDoc at August 07, 2012 12:03 PM (6H6FZ)

132 Posted by: maddogg at August 07, 2012 12:00 PM (OlN4e)


I'll address the masses as long I can do it from the VIP buffet.

Posted by: Michael Moore at August 07, 2012 12:03 PM (Z3bkC)

133 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2012 11:37 AM (TIIx5)


Wrong. It's my last name. I got skin in this particular game.

Posted by: Hamilton Jordan at August 07, 2012 12:03 PM (QjSgY)

134 Here are my takes on the conventions:

1. There are a lot of speaker slots to fill, so the fact that McCain gets one is no surprise, especially since he was the last candidate.

2. Completely understandable as to why they wouldn't want Bush to speak, but I doubt Bush wants to speak even if extended the invitation. It would go against his MO. That being said, there is still a big part of the party that likes and respects Bush. And it is the GOP convention. My suggestion would be that during the final night when Romney is formally nominated to have George and Laura offer a short video congratulations, along with 41 and Barbara, and finally with Nancy who can say something about how Ronnie would have supported Mitt and its time to get back to Reagan's conservatism. Something like that anyway, though I'm not sure about Nancy's health (or her mind). I think that would be highly appropriate, give reverance to the past GOP presidents without drawing unwanted attention to the Bush years.

3. Palin should speak and here is why. She brings people in. The people she turns off will not be watching this convention or voting for Mitt. If her appearance turns off certain GOP leaning voters, then why did we nominate Mitt in the first place. In any event, there is no denying she has a way of drawing an audience, we should use it. It makes for good TV. Let her introduce McCain, let her introduce Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. Just let her speak.

4. To sum up my last two points, let's not let this convention get defined by who didn't speak or appear. There are ways to do it without making them the center of attention or overshawdowing Mitt.

Posted by: SH at August 07, 2012 12:03 PM (gmeXX)

135 116

beat you to it (ha ha hah, no pun)

posted that in the previous thread

then took care of business

Posted by: kinlaw at August 07, 2012 12:03 PM (l1ZyS)

136 Drudge has siren up saying R. Money wants Patreus

A) we really do NOT know where Patraeus stands
B) He is working for obama now?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 07, 2012 12:04 PM (05RcU)

137 The RNC should hire Dan Aykroyd to do his Jimmah Carter impersonation at their convention.

Posted by: Roy at August 07, 2012 12:04 PM (VndSC)

138 127 Drudge says Romney wants VP patraeus? WTF
Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 07, 2012 12:02 PM (9TTOe)

It comes from Barky, the king of Liars. Believably - 0%

Posted by: The Robot Devil at August 07, 2012 12:05 PM (136wp)

139
I still remember Über-douche Mark Warner speaking at the last Demfest. In true lib-druid style, and in reference to hurricanes and the need for Cap/Trade, his line was "...and the storms are getting WORSE!"

Posted by: Wodeshed at August 07, 2012 12:05 PM (UuLBC)

140 Reports have been that McCain is chaffing a little
from being ignored by the Romney campaign.
Posted by: Mallamutt, ABC News Investigative Reporter at August 07, 2012 11:57 AM

There's a reason that the NY Jets don't have a Rich Kotite Day

Posted by: kbdabear at August 07, 2012 12:05 PM (Y7XKa)

141 I love touching moments! It's the crying and yelling and people staring I can do without. These public events are just not the way to go.

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 07, 2012 12:05 PM (HNn1q)

142 There's a reason that the NY Jets don't have a Rich Kotite Day

Posted by: kbdabear at August 07, 2012 12:05 PM (Y7XKa)


ouch, that'll leave a mark. But absolutelyfucking true.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (05RcU)

143 What would be entertaining is for the DNC to hire a ventriloquist with a jimmy carter dummy on his lap to speak. I would watch that.

Posted by: maddogg at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (OlN4e)

144 Drudge says Romney wants VP patraeus? WTF
Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 07, 2012 12:02 PM (9TTOe)


Drudge has a headline saying that OBAMA says Romney wants Petraeus.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (4df7R)

145 It comes from Barky, the king of Liars. Believably - 0%
Posted by: The Robot Devil at August 07, 2012 12:05 PM (136wp)

Praise Jesus.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (9TTOe)

146 113
Drudge has siren up saying R. Money wants Patreus

...developing...no source or attribution


Posted by: Albie Damned at August 07, 2012 11:59 AM (Yhu4q)

[Shrugs] Two weeks ago it was Condi. It's Drudge whoring for hits in the middle of the silly part of the silly season.

Posted by: James Earl at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (RD7QR)

147 I'm still holding out hope for McCain to repudiate himself in his speech.

"I said we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. I was wrong, so wrong, and may God have mercy on me."

Posted by: The Q at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (B/yDO)

148 >Drudge has siren up saying R. Money wants Patreus



A) we really do NOT know where Patraeus stands

B) He is working for obama now?<<

Yeah...and he'll have all the delicious dirt on how Ogabe had no part in the OBL takedown

Posted by: Albie Damned at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (Yhu4q)

149
Like it or not, Palin is relevant.

AHOY!

Posted by: PALINISTO! at August 07, 2012 12:07 PM (3z1WF)

150 btw, where is Jimmy Carter on homo marriage? Rosalyn?

Posted by: soothsayer at August 07, 2012 12:07 PM (b8TXQ)

151 Drudge has a headline saying that OBAMA says Romney wants Petraeus.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (4df7R)

I hate drudge, he throws out bullshit headlines for hits, prick.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 07, 2012 12:07 PM (9TTOe)

152 Drudge says Romney wants VP patraeus? WTF

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 07, 2012 12:02 PM (9TTOe)

----
That was my reaction too... at first.

Now I go "hmmmm."

Posted by: fixerupper at August 07, 2012 12:07 PM (C8hzL)

153 Breaking News: Unconfirmed reports and undisclosed sources have told me that Romney wants Tim Tebow to be his Vice President. I can not confirm this, but if you wonder over to my website, and click on some the ads I have there, you can read more!

Posted by: Mallamutt, Site Owner Whoring For Hits at August 07, 2012 12:08 PM (OWjjx)

154 When are they rioting? How come AoShq can't send a roving reporter to cover the riots? We need on the spot blogging! Wear a helmet!

Posted by: Redd at August 07, 2012 12:08 PM (78TcD)

155 78 Oh, they will definitely fill the Bank of America stadium. Charlotte has plenty of "supporters" who can be rounded up for show if need be.So the local convicts will be bussed in?
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 07, 2012 11:50 AM (8y9MW)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Let's put it this way...some neighbor"hoods" in Charlotte shot off fireworks the night their saviour was elected. There's enough Obama handout recipients in and around Charlotte to have a good selection of fainters on hand to fill seats if need be.

Posted by: Havedash at August 07, 2012 12:08 PM (F0WNa)

156 >>>Drudge has siren up saying R. Money wants Patreus


So an unnamed Obama insider claims Romney is going to go with Petraeus? Color me unimpressed. Petraeus has near 0 experience campaigning, seems like a huge risk. It would be nice to see Petraeus lower the boom on Sheriff Joe. But I would rather have someone who has campaigned at least *once* be the veep.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at August 07, 2012 12:09 PM (0q2P7)

157 Lately I've been getting the John Roberts vibe off Patraeus.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 07, 2012 12:09 PM (N/1Dm)

158 Drudge has a headline saying that OBAMA says Romney wants Petraeus. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (4df7R)

Matt heard it from the same guy that Harry Reid uses.

Posted by: Roy at August 07, 2012 12:09 PM (VndSC)

159 153 Breaking News: Unconfirmed reports and undisclosed sources have told me that Romney wants Tim Tebow to be his Vice President. I can not confirm this, but if you wonder over to my website, and click on some the ads I have there, you can read more!
Posted by: Mallamutt, Site Owner Whoring For Hits at August 07, 2012 12:08 PM (OWjjx)

I'll vote for Tebow, he throws a mean spiral, sometimes.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 07, 2012 12:09 PM (9TTOe)

160 I've tried twice for Obama tickets but was turned away.

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 11:58 AM

I had the same problems with the Chumbawumba reunion tour

Posted by: kbdabear at August 07, 2012 12:09 PM (Y7XKa)

161 Yeah...and he'll have all the delicious dirt on how Ogabe had no part in the OBL takedown.

----

I saw a poster/bumpersticker yesterday that said:

"The trigger on Bin Laden??? You didnt pull that."

Posted by: fixerupper at August 07, 2012 12:10 PM (C8hzL)

162 "Tebow, he throws a mean spiral, sometimes."

News to me.

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 12:10 PM (RSG1I)

163 I know jack shit about Petraues. The man could be a closet donk or rino. Don't shove an unknown down our throats and expect us to go along with it.

Posted by: Redd at August 07, 2012 12:10 PM (78TcD)

164 And I get a malware threat report from one of Drudge's advertisers.

Posted by: The Robot Devil at August 07, 2012 12:10 PM (136wp)

165 If Patraeus had actually won the war, he might be an attractive candidate.

If.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 12:11 PM (evdj2)

166 I had the same problems with the Chumbawumba reunion tour
Posted by: kbdabear at August 07, 2012 12:09 PM (Y7XKa)


Laughing. So. Hard. Can't. Breathe.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 12:11 PM (4df7R)

167 My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from
this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Romney and Petraeus at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 07, 2012 12:11 PM (/kI1Q)

168 News to me.

Everything is news to you, dude.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 12:11 PM (evdj2)

169 Another router breakdown. Testing for new hash tag.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 07, 2012 12:12 PM (tOkJB)

170 163 I know jack shit about Petraues. The man could be a closet donk or rino. Don't shove an unknown down our throats and expect us to go along with it.
Posted by: Redd at August 07, 2012 12:10 PM (78TcD)

This is Matt Drudge bullshit. If he's not careful he'll fing himself in the same pile that includes LGF.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 07, 2012 12:12 PM (9TTOe)

171 Odd thing for a sitting president to say about his CIA director. It's almost as if Barky wanted to embarrass him. If I were Petraeus I would offer my resignation since it's clear the CIC has lost faith in the DCI.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 07, 2012 12:12 PM (RD7QR)

172 167 My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from
this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Romney and Petraeus at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 07, 2012 12:11 PM (/kI1Q)

Link to the tweets or I won't believe it...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at August 07, 2012 12:12 PM (136wp)

173 Yep -- new tag.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 07, 2012 12:12 PM (tOkJB)

174 Vice President BetrayUs?

Posted by: NY Times Headline at August 07, 2012 12:12 PM (3z1WF)

175 I've tried twice for Obama tickets but was turned away.

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 11:58 AM

You probably have problems getting Jacksonville Jaguars tickets too.

Try harder

Posted by: kbdabear at August 07, 2012 12:12 PM (Y7XKa)

176 >>I've tried twice for Obama tickets but was turned away.

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 11:58 AM<<

People really must have wanted to see the puppet show he was opening for.

Puppets are funny

Posted by: Albie Damned at August 07, 2012 12:12 PM (Yhu4q)

177 New post by Ace

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 07, 2012 12:13 PM (HlJeY)

178 Yep -- new tag.

Toke-job.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 12:13 PM (evdj2)

179 "If Patraeus had actually won the war, he might be an attractive candidate. If. "

Winner! Petraeus is to war as Rob Portman is to balanced budgeting.

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 12:13 PM (RSG1I)

180 If the donks are trying to look mainstream and less lefty radical, they are doing a poor job with Carter, Villa-ragou, etc. Or are now at the point that the donks are all marxists? My ex-friends doesnt' even try to hide it anymore.

Posted by: Redd at August 07, 2012 12:13 PM (78TcD)

181 News Flash! Unnamed sources, unconfirmed repors and my Magic 8 ball now tell me that Romney wants The Greatness.....That Is........Zach Greinke to be his running mate. My sources tell me that the hang up is the compensation the Los Angles Angles would receive. However, I am told Angles scouts wer watching Dick Cheney work out, but are concenred his fastball is not what it used to be. Come to my web site NOW! and get all the latest unconfirmed rumors as fast as I create them and slap them up on the internet.

Posted by: Mallamutt, Site Owner Whoring For Hits at August 07, 2012 12:14 PM (OWjjx)

182 My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Romney and Petraeus at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 07, 2012 12:11 PM (/kI1Q)


OMG, that's your best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend? Because the guy who knows the kid who's going with the girl who saw Romney with Petraeus was my neighbor's cousin's Little League teammate!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at August 07, 2012 12:14 PM (4df7R)

183 Any fool who is turned off by Palin speaking at the convention in the face of 4 years of Obama isn't worth having.

When will you guys keep hunting for this mythical squish vote that never turns out?

Invite or don't invite, I don't care. Make a decision without whinging about what some idiot might think of it after the fact.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 07, 2012 12:14 PM (z1N6a)

184
This is an inside baseball thing, huh? I've never watched a convention. I'm gonna vote for R nom whoever the hell it is.

If this is the same bait-and-switch as the last two R presidents, I'm gonna give up and just buy an old missle silo.

Posted by: Invictos at August 07, 2012 12:15 PM (OQpzc)

185 I hope they ask me to speak, because the Republicans really need to hear from my generation, and how going to Chick-Fil-A causes my gay friends to vote for Obama

Speaking of Chick-Fil-A, could someone pick me up a bag? I'll pay you when you get back

Posted by: Meghan McCain, Real Republican at August 07, 2012 12:16 PM (Y7XKa)

186 Neilsen Rating Service looking at the ratings of every Palin Reality Television Show

Evidently not - Sarah Palin's Alaska was Discovery's most watched show ever (I know, kinda like being the tallest man in Mexico City, but its true)

Regardless, somebody up there was saying something about everyone listening to Palin in the future - I disagree, I like Palin, but she is not a "thought leader" for the party. I am not saying she is dumb, I am saying she doesn't come up with ideas that are standards for the party. Paul Ryan is a thought leader. Newt Gingrich is. Romney isn't.

Also, on Petraeus, I doubt he would want the job, and I wouldn't assume that just because he was in the military that he is a conservative. He has certainly never run for public office. Drudge hit whoring.

Posted by: Golan Globus at August 07, 2012 12:16 PM (7vSU0)

187
I'm still holding out hope for McCain to repudiate himself in his speech.

"I said we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. I was wrong, so wrong, and may God have mercy on me."


Posted by: The Q at August 07, 2012 12:06 PM (B/yDO)


Why? It is still all about him in that speech.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 07, 2012 12:16 PM (z1N6a)

188 What does Mitt Romney stand for? In anything?


Posted by: mrp at August 07, 2012 12:16 PM (HjPtV)

189 My BFF saw MR txt Grl P in study hall

Posted by: Drudge Report at August 07, 2012 12:18 PM (Y7XKa)

190 179

after obama added as much to the debt in three years as bush did in 8 you are trying to sell the "repubs are budget busters" line?

are you kidding


Posted by: kinlaw at August 07, 2012 12:18 PM (l1ZyS)

191 What does Mitt Romney stand for?

Getting the economy going.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 12:19 PM (evdj2)

192 188
What does Mitt Romney stand for? In anything?




Posted by: mrp at August 07, 2012 12:16 PM

The National Anthem. Hater!

Posted by: Michelle Obama at August 07, 2012 12:19 PM (Y7XKa)

193 184

can I rent a small spot in that silo from you?

Posted by: kinlaw at August 07, 2012 12:20 PM (l1ZyS)

194 187 "Why? It is still all about him in that speech."

You would expect anything less from McCain?

Posted by: The Q at August 07, 2012 12:20 PM (B/yDO)

195 Jimmah can't make it? He must be so busy doing something else like not showing up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 07, 2012 12:21 PM (1Jaio)

196 192:

kb, is that you?

Posted by: kinlaw at August 07, 2012 12:22 PM (l1ZyS)

197

The president will accept the party’s nomination on Sept. 6 in a Charlotte, NC, football stadium. that holds 80,000.

“They’re worried they can’t fill the stadium,” the official said.







Are they going to use the styrofoam columns again? They're a huge draw

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 07, 2012 12:22 PM (1Jaio)

198 can I rent a small spot in that silo from you?
Posted by: kinlaw at August 07, 2012 12:20 PM (l1ZyS)................Oh, sure. I'd never be able to farm the land and repel zombies without allies. If I don't have to plant a garden on the elevator, We could house lots of folks.

Posted by: Invictos at August 07, 2012 12:24 PM (OQpzc)

199 Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 07, 2012 11:44 AM (/kI1Q)

...or the night before the first debate. And if the debate got postponed so the Dems could wellstone St. Jimmah, Obama could do a video appearance at that event. That way, they'd both be video-eulogizing each other's careers. Bookend Teledouches.

Posted by: 66chevelle at August 07, 2012 12:24 PM (QjSgY)

200 If Patraeus had actually won the war, he might be an attractive candidate.

If.
Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 12:11 PM (evdj2)

Well Patraeus actually turned the "War" in Iraq around and put the US and it's Allies in a positive position until obama refused to even try to negotiate a "Status of Forces" Agreement to leave a stabalizing US force there, so the whole thing was for naught. So blame obama, not Patraeus.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 07, 2012 12:25 PM (05RcU)

201 "What does Mitt Romney stand for? In anything?"

My favorite Willard Mitt Romney anagram is "Randomly Mite Twirl." Seems to say something about his shifting political convictions. I also like "A Midterm Winy Troll."

Posted by: Jordan at August 07, 2012 12:26 PM (RSG1I)

202 So blame obama, not Patraeus.

I'm not faulting the guy, just noting that he's no Ike with instant political credit.

Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 12:27 PM (evdj2)

203 I'm not faulting the guy, just noting that he's no Ike with instant political credit.
Posted by: toby928© at August 07, 2012 12:27 PM (evdj2)


Hey I don't want Patraeus. I have no idea where he stands. Just noting for the record that obama threw Iraq in the dust heap

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 07, 2012 12:28 PM (05RcU)

204 And I guess the video appearance by Jimmah rules out a finger-snapping free-verse throwdown by the two Poets Laureate.

Posted by: 66chevelle at August 07, 2012 12:28 PM (QjSgY)

205 "A midterm winy troll"


Funny....do some more.

Posted by: 66chevelle at August 07, 2012 12:40 PM (QjSgY)

206 Let's put it this way...some neighbor"hoods" in Charlotte shot off fireworks the night their saviour was elected. There's enough Obama handout recipients in and around Charlotte to have a good selection of fainters on hand to fill seats if need be.

Um, yeah they aren't gonna have an empty stadium. Right now they're having trouble filling it trying to sell the tickets for $5 or something. But if they pay transportation costs there's no way they can't find 80,000 obamabots in a country of 350,000,000.

No one's that incompetent.

Posted by: entropy at August 07, 2012 12:43 PM (TULs6)

207 The White House and Treasury Department have consistently maintained that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) independently made the decision to terminate the 20,000 non-union Delphi workers’ pension plan. The PBGC is a federal government agency that handles private-sector pension benefits issues. Its charter calls for independent representation of pension beneficiaries’ interests.

Former Treasury official Matthew Feldman and former White House auto czar Ron Bloom, both key members of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry during the GM bailout, have testified under oath that the PBGC, not the administration, led the effort to terminate the non-union Delphi workers’ pension plan.

“As a result of the Delphi Corporation bankruptcy, for example, Delphi and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation were forced to terminate Delphi’s pension plans, which means there are Delphi retirees who unfortunately will collect less than their full pension benefits,” Feldman testified on July 11, 2012.

The emails TheDC has obtained show that the Treasury Department, not the independent PBGC, was running the show.

Under 29 U.S.C. §1342, the PBGC is the only government entity that is legally empowered to initiate termination of a pension or make any official movements toward doing so.


Lying SOBs

Posted by: Quick Draw McGraw at August 07, 2012 12:47 PM (e8kgV)

208 SFGoth

FUCK YOU!

Posted by: Joke Recycling Inc. at August 07, 2012 12:49 PM (DVJEd)

209 When they pass the torch, I hope it burns down both of their houses.

Posted by: Fussy at August 07, 2012 12:55 PM (Y/2U4)

210 To see Obama next to Carter....I'll cum so much I'll need a box of kleenex just to keep things clean....

Posted by: GhostofSaulAlinsky at August 07, 2012 01:00 PM (yWDpP)

211 Isn't it just great how the media has become the genie in the bottle for the Democrats. They just opine something silly out loud and the media reports it as fact, makes it happen in their little imaginary world.

It's Arabian Nights in America.

Posted by: Fussy at August 07, 2012 01:00 PM (Y/2U4)

212 AP keeps covering for their boyfriend. Calling the BofA Stadium "a Charlotte, NC, Stadium" is like referring to where Obama lives as "his residence in Washington, DC"

Posted by: Minuteman at August 07, 2012 01:16 PM (qs9G3)

213 Should never have allowed McVain to the convention.
And RNC should tell him no more TV shows. He is old news and a POS loser. People like him seeking 'compromise' is why our country is fugged. And his idea of compromise is usually 90% of where the Dems started negotiations.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at August 07, 2012 01:39 PM (UU0OF)

214 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at August 07, 2012 01:57 PM (6o4Fb)

215 I know it's terrible of me to say, but I really hope Carter isn't attending in person because he's deathly ill. There, I said it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 07, 2012 01:57 PM (DuH+r)

216 "My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from

this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Romney
and Petraeus at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious."

=====

Drugs?

Posted by: Teenage Charlie Sheen at August 07, 2012 02:07 PM (/AHDz)

217 unfortunately, the republican convention isn't shaping up much better. with old-school speakers like huckabee and santorum, we can expect to hear all about chicken sammiches and the advancing hordes of those icky homo-people, thereby cementing the notion that the R's arethe party of the "social issues"...and they're again' em. whatever became of the idea of sticking to the economy and barack's record ? sigh.

Posted by: el polacko at August 07, 2012 02:08 PM (ZUBNs)

218 And the crowd turned, looked at the loser in the room and said:Hey John,glad you could make it, now,step aside,STFU and let a real man take the podium.

Posted by: Rich K at August 07, 2012 02:11 PM (X4l3T)

219 Wow--- nothing like The Won getting an endorsement from Jimmuh Clusterfuck. But then Jimmuh owes the SCOAMF a big hearty thanks for getting him off the schneid as "worst president evah".

Posted by: Comanche Voter at August 07, 2012 03:01 PM (oe1aw)






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