Tuesday, September 2, 2008

RNC open thread


Tonight's schedule. Have at!

112 comments:

wobblie said...

That's one white-ass convention!

CPS said...

its about time! did you miss Bachman?

wobblie said...

Yeah I did. Was she bringing the crazy?

dr said...

Anybody catch the anthem?

CPS said...

MB was just obnoxiously smug.

wobblie said...

I just tuned in - fill me in!

wobblie said...

Wow - that crowd has the enthusiasm of your typical funeral gathering.

CPS said...

And Bobo has been hilarious trying to chastise everyone in the media for blowing up the Palin story--Leher responds with "okay, and for more on the Sarah Palin story we go to . . ."

CPS said...

I just read a comment from a blogger who said that he has been to some pretty swinging funerals--this is a lame party.

wobblie said...

So McCain's family sustained him in prison camp. Presumably the one he ditched for Cindy?

CPS said...

Gotta love separation of church and state--doh!

wobblie said...

Holy crap, dr! I just read your drinking game rules. How plowed are you?

dr said...

BREAKING -- BREAKING -- Briston Palin to give birth in a 4 foot by 4 foot cell in Hanoi. -- BREAKING

dr said...

I don't actually have any liqour in the house. Again.

dr said...

Suggested topic: things whiter than the GOP convention.

wobblie said...

Michael Bolton. Just barely.

wobblie said...

CNN factoid. McCain was a POW. Who knew?

wobblie said...

Protesters outside the Xcel Center tear-gassed. Remarkable job controlling the narrative!

chad said...

Anybody playing DR's game will probably be passed out in about thirty minutes at this point.

dr said...

I love that screen.

ash said...

oh hell, i should be working, but what the heck...

i swear i think i saw a black woman in the crowd, but s. is sure i imagined it.

wobblie said...

I love the Texas delegation's matching outfits.

wobblie said...

Big shout-out for Elaine Chao. Who knew?

dr said...

Seen this?

CPS said...

There he is--the black guy--I saw him! I saw him!

wobblie said...

I wonder if he's a Kramer-style empty seat filler. And as for seeing a black woman, unless it's Condi, ash, I've gotta agree with S.

ash said...

is anyone else watching this on CNN? what's the deal with the guy near the mike who yells "hee-uhn!" at every applause line?

also, could we (the OG) get matching outfits like the texas delegates have?

ash said...

the what desk?

wobblie said...

The resolute desk?

wobblie said...

Yeah, I hear that guy too. He got old about half an hour ago.

wobblie said...

Join McCain was a POW? Who knew?

ash said...

whoa. stepford.

ash said...

where's cecil?

wobblie said...

dr: I did see that piece. Palin gets creepier and creepier.

ash: I want to see a debate between Cindy and Michelle.

wobblie said...

He's at dinner - I just texted him.

ash said...

hell yeah! i would pay to see that debate, wobs. but keep palin away. she's armed and dangerous.

wobblie said...

Is it me, or was the response to W. a little bit on the tepid side?

dr said...

Cindy McCain is a regular American.

dr said...

What is happening to that elephant?

ash said...

nooooooo!!!!!

wobblie said...

Jesus, is this trot out the old corpses night at the RNC?

ash said...

"ronald reagan never forgot who he was."

um, yes he did!

wobblie said...

The GOP - our leaders range from dying to dead!

wobblie said...

Zing!

ash said...

fred who?

dr said...

Fred is gonna knock it out of the park.

dr said...

"We're not whiners", says Fred.

ash said...

WTF? sunday talk shows and washington cocktail circuit?

chad said...

I just switched to CNN, is that Fred that keeps clearing his throat or someone else?

ash said...

you had me at field dress a moose.

chad said...

What's with this crap about sons in Iraq, I thought candidates families were off limits now?

wobblie said...

Run a municipality... into the ground.

wobblie said...

I love the diamond encrusted WFM pin (apparently Women For McCain?).

ash said...

oops, my bad. she was bangladeshi, not black. it was the adopted daughter, sitting behind cindy.

(s. said, "ah, my countrywoman! i'm so sorry for you!)

dr said...

I wonder how that mischief filled youth became the man we know today?

wobblie said...

It's not just a political speech, it's a bachelor party roast!

chad said...

I was digging that pin too.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Just jumping in to ask: did they just suggest that John McCain's dating a stripper helped him survive prison camp?

Wow. "These are the kind of people John McCain understands."

dr said...

I was wondering what we were doing with the non-white, non-black count. At Obama rallies hereabouts, we usually just count asians, generically defined.

wobblie said...

John McCain was a POW? Who knew?

ash said...

whoa. pierced groin = TMI.

wobblie said...

Dating a stripper=presidential character!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Dating a stripper and having dysentery.

Any frat boy who went astray in Tijuana has what it takes to be President. Truly, this is the American dream.

wobblie said...

He gave them the names of the Green Bay offensive line... except when campaigning in Pittsburgh.

ash said...

doc c -- ha!

wobblie said...

Walking in a marketplace surrounded by armed troops... yup, not publicity seeking.

wobblie said...

Whatever drug Cindy looted from some charitable organization tonight, I want.

wobblie said...

From dKos: Update: Fred says the Palin pick has us in a panic. Well, sure. If finding enough time in the day to write about all of her problems is a panic, we're in a panic.

ash said...

asshole.

wobblie said...

Wow. This is wingnutpalooza.

ash said...

hey, i saw newt gingrich!

and a back man!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

John McCain will tell the ungrateful world: get off my lawn!

wobblie said...

Did he say Jah bless America? There goes the rasta vote.

wobblie said...

Agh! Old white people dancing! Do. Not. Want.

wobblie said...

Traitor time: urge to kill rising...

chad said...

Joe-mentum!

oscar acosta said...

yah, I think ol' Thompson just got so pysched for john that he must have mistaken john for....god?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

"Thank you. So good to be here. Glad the wind was blowing in this direction. Thank you..."

ash said...

joe lieberman, former democrat

chad said...

He's appearing in the Zell Miller slot. Maybe he'll challenge Chris Matthews to duel after this.

wobblie said...

But we do think about their skin color, eh Joe?

oscar acosta said...

here he is, arnold benedict "joe"

wobblie said...

YOU'RE NOT A FUCKING DEMOCRAT!

chad said...

"A Democrat like me"? Asshole.

wobblie said...

Only one of them has voted with the Bush administration 90% of the time.

dr said...

I wonder how John McCain gained the courage to reach across party lines?

wobblie said...

All of these natural disaster references only bring up Katrina...

chad said...

So I'm guessing that Obama's relationship with Lieberman as a mentor has broken down somewhat.

oscar acosta said...

Thats right joe, John S. McGain-More Money

wobblie said...

There's a big chunk of that hall that's empty. More Kramer's please!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I thought we established McCain got the courage to do these things by dating a stripper known as the Florida Flame.

chad said...

A former democrat asshole.

dr said...

"Worked together to end the partisan paralysis that blocked judicial nominations." Go Moderate McCAIN!!!

wobblie said...

Man, Joe's reminding them of some of McCain's lowlights in their eyes - the Supreme Court compromise? He's sucking any enthusiasm out of the crowd that Thompson might have given them.

wobblie said...

He wouldn't have taken on corrupt GOP lobbyists - like Charles Keating!

dr said...

"another go along partisan politician"

Say that ten times fast. Joe Lieberman is a pro.

wobblie said...

I'm sure they're all wondering who the hell invited him now.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I hope the kind word begins "one night at a key party in 1997..."

chad said...

Wait, I thought he was about to compare Obama's record before the presidency to Clinton's, not tick off all the republican objective Clinton accomplished.

dr said...

The thing I like about 20 billion square inch TV screen is that it's demure and tasteful. Not showy like the Dems.

wobblie said...

Washington bureaucrats will fail where the Vietnamese succeeded.

brown beard said...

Joe is officially sucking the GOP's dick... That stuff about Sarah Palin being a maverick

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

When will someone point out that it's "public will" not "public opinion" and that, technically, serving the public's will is what our representatives are supposed to do?

wobblie said...

I want to be in the Senate when Joe goes back to work next week.

wobblie said...

Wow. Us "socialist Democrats" just got the shaft!

wobblie said...

At the age of 17, which I believe was back in 1873.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Would it be inappropriate to ask Lieberman if it was worth this sacrifice to finally get into the country club?

dr said...

What I'm getting from tonight is that John McCain puts country first.

wobblie said...

David Gergen said some Ds will be "annoyed" with Lieberman's speech. That's an understatement.

dr said...

Fox News Reports -- When John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsay Graham get together, the party is on like Donkey Kong.

dr said...

Rove's verdict: a good night for John McCain.

Jason said...

I tried playing the drinking game, and I woke up 17 and pregnant.

Oh know I did-n't!