*Throwback Thursdays will return after the conventions, that is if I make it that long. #HeavySigh
TOTALLY dialing this in because (a) I’m tired, (b) I have other ish to do tonight and (c) they keep lying and Romney’s campaign has already declared the following:
And there you have it. They have said “fuck the truth” and then dare complain when the “liberal” media (and now Fox News as well) calls them out about it. I mean how can you expect ANYTHING legitimate from a group that makes statements like that? Totally out of control and being defiant about it like a sullen teenager. GROW UP!
ANYway, here is a link to another excellent play by play from The Atlantic Wire‘s Elspeth Reeve: “RNC Recap: Paul Ryan’s Big Night“.
Here is her quick recap:
11:55p.m.: Recap: The second night of the convention started out so boring there was a chance we would fall over and die on our laptops before making it to prime time. But Condoleezza Rice and Paul Ryan delivered exciting speeches — ones not written by a political slogan generator — and Mike Huckabee had an interesting message to evangelicals. Ryan’s speech got good reviews, especially from conservatives, though he didn’t offer many of the details he’s so famous for. The musical guests were horrible, and so was Ryan’s playlist. Some attendees had cool glasses.
And another excellent editorial from The New York Times: “The Vacuum Behind the Slogans“.
Here is an excerpt:
“The party that claims to have all the answers on Medicare seemed to have no interest in sharing them with the American people at its convention on Wednesday. The session, devoted to the theme of “We Can Change It,” never went any deeper than that slogan or a few others: Reform Medicare. Strengthen Medicare. Protect Medicare.
All without the slightest hint of how that supposed reform or strengthening would take place, regarding that program and many others. “We will not duck the tough issues; we will lead,” said Representative Paul Ryan, in his speech accepting the vice-presidential nomination. “We will not spend four years blaming others; we will take responsibility.”
Sounds great, except that the speech ducked the tough issues and blamed others for the problems.”
BUT this is what I really wanted to showcase yesterday – a response from Massachusetts Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren to NJ Gov Chris Christie’s Tuesday night speech:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave a speech tonight at the Republican National Convention about the Greatest Generation.
Let’s talk about what really made the Greatest Generation so great.
Coming out of the Great Depression, America was at a crossroads. The future of our economy — and our democracy — was at stake.
We made a decision together as a country: To invest in ourselves, in our kids, and in our future. For nearly half a century, that’s just what we did.
And it worked. For nearly 50 years, as our country got richer, our families got richer — and as our families got richer, our country got richer.
And then about 30 years ago, our country moved in a different direction. New leadership attacked wages. They attacked pensions. They attacked health care. They attacked unions. And now we find ourselves in a very different world from the one our parents and grandparents built. We are now in a world in which the rich skim more off the top in taxes and special deals, and they leave less and less for our schools, for roads and bridges, for medical and scientific research — less to build a future.
Tonight, Chris Christie and the Republicans told the American people that we’re to blame for our broken economy. He told families to tighten their belts. He told seniors to live on less. He told teachers to stop fighting for fair pay.
He never, ever mentioned how much more the richest have taken, and he had no mention that those who broke our economy still haven’t been held accountable.
The Republicans believe in an America that is rigged for the big guys — giant corporations that can hire an army of lobbyists, ship jobs overseas, and take their profits to the Cayman Islands.
That’s not who we are as a people — and that’s not the kind of country we want to be.
We built America together, and that’s what makes America great.
Before I go I have to mention that I LOVE Chris Mathews! He is hiiiii-larious. Wednesday his gear looked like he had slept in his outfit for the past two nights and tonight he interrupted Andrea Mitchell while she was interviewing Condoleezza Rice by saying “Andrea, Andrea – can I ask a question, it’s Chris Mathews.” LMAO!!! As though it could have been anyone else. OMG the look on her face was PRICELESS. Thinly masked exasperation mixed with exhausted resignation, like “I’m sooooo over this dude” C-O-M-E-D-Y! Below is a screen shot, to watch the actual clip click here and scroll down.