As GOP convention kicks off, Obama still favorite

With the 2012 Republican Convention about to open its doors, here’s how the race shapes up at the moment, based on RealClearPolitics’ poll average:

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In other words, too close to call. The investors at Intrade still make Obama the favorite, with 55.8 percent of dollars invested favoring the incumbent and 43.7 percent predicting a Romney victory. At fivethirtyeight.com, Nate Silver predicts a 2.4 percentage point margin for Obama come Nov. 6, with a 69.3 percent chance of an Obama re-election.

And according to Gallup, 58 percent of Americans believe Obama will be re-elected, compared to 36 percent who predict a Romney victory. Among Democrats, 86 percent predict victory for Obama, while Republicans are less confident in their champion, with just 65 percent predicting that it will be Romney raising his hand to take the oath of office in January.

Still a long way to go, including debates. But at this point Obama is showing strength, especially considering how poorly he should be doing as predicted by models that focus solely on the economy.

– Jay Bookman

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Up Up and Away

August 28th, 2012
12:45 pm

godless

Is there a reason that you do not mention the economic impact of the port in New Orleans?

http://posts.same.org/louisiana/LuncheonPresentations/LA_SAME_SPEAKER_o_20120112.pdf

Michael

August 28th, 2012
12:46 pm

The stock market hit the bottom of the Bush crash in Obama’s first quarter in office. Since then, it has doubled. In fact his stock market gains trail only Clinton and FDR. It is ironic that if you want the stock market to do well, you need a democrat in the White House. Obama’s gain has been about $5 trillion.
The housing market has stabilized after losing $5 trillion in value during the Bush term. So, on personal wealth, Americans are $5 trillion ahead during Obama’s term.
People seem to have forgotten that when Obama took office, we lost 800,000 jobs in one month, and the housing market went down 18% in one quarter. We didn’t know where the bottom was. Democrats stabilized the financial system, used the stimulus to stop the hemoraging in the labor market, and saved the auto industry.
The one area that continues to be a drag is government employment – since congress and state governments think this is a good time to fire teachers, cops and firefighters.
Changing course now will put us back at the edge of the cliff.

Morality?

August 28th, 2012
12:46 pm

Rosita – a 3rd wing party would also be opposed to left wing ideology and that is why the left attacked Ross Perot with all the hate they could muster.

Jefferson

August 28th, 2012
12:46 pm

End of the year cuts are coming, unless the cowards that caused the cuts chicken out.

Up Up and Away

August 28th, 2012
12:47 pm

Economic Impact of the Port of New Orleans
An estimated 380,000 jobs in the U.S. depend on the cargo that is handled at the Port of New Orleans. Those jobs account for $16.9 billion in annual earnings. In addition, $37billion in national economic output is supported by the Port’s cargo, which creates $2.8 billion in federal tax revenue.
Source: Martin and Associates

Union

August 28th, 2012
12:47 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes
August 28th, 2012
12:32 pm

“Please don’t try to speak for me, sport.”

do i look like a liberal? im speaking at you.. not for you.. sheesh.. people with their hands out so much they cannot recognize when someone is doing something on their own.

Rosita

August 28th, 2012
12:49 pm

gm, you got a point there. It’s like Jesse Jackson speaking to the hood and robe crowd.

TiredOfIt

August 28th, 2012
12:49 pm

“Consumer Confidence plunged its most in 10 months to a level not seen since November of last year.” ++
Must be the RNC convention.

Welcome to the Occupation

August 28th, 2012
12:50 pm

Most Americans kind of think it goes without saying that the wealthy need to be paying higher taxes, you know, kind of goes under the “duh” category.

But that’s not stopping the ruling class in this country from dutifully IGNORING them.

Wonder if the average participant on this forum agrees that the wealthy need to be paying more taxes? That’d be an interesting measure of how tuned into the mainstream the blog is.

That Black Guy

August 28th, 2012
12:50 pm

Finn McCool (The System isn’t Broken; It’s Fixed)

August 28th, 2012
10:04 am
Where are the black Republicans and Hispanic Republicans? All I see is old crusty white people.
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http://www.nbra.info/
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Rosita

August 28th, 2012
12:51 pm

What I don’t understand is based on history how can Republicans lay claim to all this economic prowess that history proves they don’t have.

godless heathen

August 28th, 2012
12:51 pm

The south and mid west is being decimated by drought. You have earthquakes on the west coast. Hurricanes and tornadoes in the South and Mid East. We’re going to subsidize people living in a danger zone regardless to where they live in this country. We’re all subsidizing each other, so why discriminate against any one particular group?

I suggest you do a little research into the relative risks of these “danger zones” and get back to us. The threat of an earthquake in DC is not comparable to the threat of being flooded in a coastal area, where habitation is only possible through the artificial protections of levees.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
12:53 pm

Here’s your daily WTF moment.

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/27/13510167-bizarre-poodle-moth-fascinates-and-frightens-the-masses-online?lite

If this thing says OHAI, it’ll probably ask for a cookie next.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 28th, 2012
12:53 pm

im speaking at you.. not for you.. sheesh.. people with their hands out so much they cannot recognize when someone is doing something on their own.

By using the phrase, “you mean things like..” you attempt to create a position that I did not take.

Run along little one. I may have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night.

Mark T

August 28th, 2012
12:54 pm

Obama’s Jobs Data

The Claim: Stephanie Cutter, deputy Obama campaign manager, said his record on job creation coming out of a recession was better than that of former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.

“Over the past, you know, 27 months, we’ve created 4.5 million private-sector jobs. That’s more jobs than in the Bush recovery, in the Reagan recovery,” she said.

The Background: The economy is the No. 1 issue in the campaign, and Republicans have hammered President Barack Obama on the sluggish recovery.

The Facts: Cutter was wrong. Bush and Reagan did better than Obama. She misspoke about the number of months it took Obama to see the recovery of 4.5 million private sector jobs. It was 29, not 27.

Measuring from the employment trough in February 2010, through July 2012, the economy did add the 4.5 million jobs Cutter cited. Over the same span from the employment low point under Bush, 4.7 million private-sector jobs were created.

Reagan’s record was 3.5 million better than Obama’s. There were 8 million private sector jobs added during the first 29 months after the December 1982 low point, compared with Obama’s 4.5 million. By another measure, net job growth since the official end of the recession 37 months ago, Obama does outperform Bush, 3.4 million to 1.1 million. Reagan’s recovery still leaves Obama in the dust: 9.1 million.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Obama-Campaign-Statement-Stretches-Truth-on-Jobs-3818912.php#ixzz24rQPbRdo

godless heathen

August 28th, 2012
12:54 pm

Up, up, and away: So you will put people’s lives at risk for economic concerns. What is the value of a human life? (my lib-speak).

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
12:54 pm

Rosita — “What I don’t understand is based on history how can Republicans lay claim to all this economic prowess that history proves they don’t have.”

Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work. Then they get themselves elected and prove it.

– P. J. O’Rourke

Jefferson

August 28th, 2012
12:56 pm

If you saw what President Bush and his GOP gov’t did to the US, rest assured Romney would do more of the same, as NOTHING he has stated is any different. Kiss him, if it makes you feel good.

Wilbur

August 28th, 2012
12:58 pm

Obama has jumped to the political toilet, willing to do anything, say anything, no matter how divisive, no matter how false, not matter how partisan. He is a lying crybaby and our republic will be better off when he is gone and might not survive another four years of his far left policies.
He has been the worst president in history, shamefully passing even pathetic Carter. He is worse because he has been allowed to spend so much more money and has been more successful in submarining our interests abroad.

Jefferson

August 28th, 2012
12:59 pm

When the GOP was last in fashion, it was TAX AND BORROW. Why does anyone belive they have changed in ANY way or form. I think they just hate the President of the US. What would be the reason ?

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
12:59 pm

Mark T — “Reagan’s record was 3.5 million better than Obama’s. There were 8 million private sector jobs added during the first 29 months after the December 1982 low point, compared with Obama’s 4.5 million. By another measure, net job growth since the official end of the recession 37 months ago, Obama does outperform Bush, 3.4 million to 1.1 million. Reagan’s recovery still leaves Obama in the dust: 9.1 million.

Emphasis mine.

Reagan’s dead and has been out of office over 20 years, so bringing him in as some sort of foil for Bush is weak tea indeed. The more pertinent comparison is Bush – Obama, and by that measurement, Bush is behind.

Economists generally agree that 150K new jobs must be created each month just to keep up with population growth, let alone put unemployed people back to work. Under Bush, that happened just 25% of the time (24 months out of the 96 months he was President).

I can provide a link to the BLS stats if anyone cares to do their own digging and analysis.

Jefferson

August 28th, 2012
12:59 pm

Wilbur, you go on…

Up Up and Away

August 28th, 2012
1:01 pm

godless

People’s lives are in the balance everyday in certain occupations. Should we stop all of those occupations because there are associated risks?

Are you advocating a shut down of coal mines?
Should we not have firemen because you know there is a degree of danger each time they respond to a fire, right?
Don’t want a policeman on patrol?
Can’t have a window washer 50 stories up and surely have to stop those construction workers building skyscrapers.

I could go on and on.

If you have a better plan on how to spread around the city of New Orleans that will not impact the United States in any way let me know. You think the existing ports can just handle all of the commerce that comes through NO without any costs?

I could go on and on, but you have your mind made up.

New Orleans is here to stay whether you like or not.

Jay

August 28th, 2012
1:03 pm

Morality, you complained a few minutes ago about going into automatic moderation. For the record, that is happening because of your long personal history of, among other things:

1.) Personal insults, such as calling another poster “a skank ho for Obama”;
2.) Repeated creation of sock puppets, with whom you then hold an alleged “conversation” extolling your own brilliance;
3.) Repeated homophobic slurs.

If you can tell me that you’re now willing to play by the rules, I can remove you from moderation and we’ll see how it goes. If you can’t, then I can’t.

Welcome to the Occupation

August 28th, 2012
1:03 pm

Rosita, JHM,

But all joking aside, and O’Rourke is of course correct (though his ‘confession’ is partly intended to inoculate them from criticism) they get away with this because of the pure, breathtaking cynicism of their program and the lack of an equally ruthless and determined opposition (the Democrats too often play the patsies).

By co-opting and cowing the press, who have no historical depth or intellectual/critical depth, they are able to continue convincing the masses that they are the fiscally sound ones — a lie if there ever was one — and the Democrats are the fiscally irresponsible ones. Then, once in office, they raise spending through the roof in an effort to speed up the train of the welfare state that they hope will crash.

b-troll

August 28th, 2012
1:04 pm

my guess is Romney will not get a convention bounce (or if so, tiny)

coverage too thin, no one tuning in

Jefferson

August 28th, 2012
1:06 pm

Lots of wasted money on the Romney deal, you would have thought they wanted someone with something new to offer. What about Cain….

TaxPayer

August 28th, 2012
1:06 pm

Where are the black Republicans and Hispanic Republicans in the audience at the Republican convention? All I see is old crusty white people.

Doggone/GA

August 28th, 2012
1:07 pm

“What about Cain….”

Hmmm…last I read Cain dies several thousand years ago

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 28th, 2012
1:13 pm

Uh, oh.

Looks like the IT department has figured out that IP spoofer thingie.

Jefferson

August 28th, 2012
1:14 pm

Dog, do you belive everything you read ?:)

Oscar

August 28th, 2012
1:15 pm

Jefferson

What would be the reason ? (the GOP would hate the President)
_____________

Easy. He’s part black. They think he will raise their taxes and give the tax money to people who don’ work.

The truth is, Romeny, if elected, would raise middle class taxes, and give the tax money to the top one per cent, who don’t work, and would cut the taxes on the top one per cent.

Makes no sense to me.

jezel

August 28th, 2012
1:15 pm

All of the GOP candidates were/are unelectable. Why is this? And it is not like the Democratic party is doing a great job.

Jefferson

August 28th, 2012
1:15 pm

The IT dept still has their hands full, at least their software is full of bugs.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:16 pm

K’Chak — “Looks like the IT department has figured out that IP spoofer thingie.”

Maybe they found the antidote for Proxycontin. :D

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:17 pm

TaxPayer — “Where are the black Republicans and Hispanic Republicans in the audience at the Republican convention?”

Can such things be? :D

Oscar

August 28th, 2012
1:18 pm

New Orleans is here to stay

Till another category five washes it away.

Question then is whether we rebuild with tax money. Makes more sense to me to move the people who live below sea level to higher ground before they get flooded out again.
A one time buy out, then let the sea reclaim it as marshland.

TaxPayer

August 28th, 2012
1:18 pm

You people need to shut up and pay attention to what I tell you. – Ann Romney’s Talk to the Hired Help at the Republican Convention

Doggone/GA

August 28th, 2012
1:21 pm

“A one time buy out, then let the sea reclaim it as marshland”

If they would put more effort into just letting the sea reclaim the marshland that has been lost SINCE NO was established, that would go a LONG way towards protecting the city.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

August 28th, 2012
1:21 pm

Morality, you complained a few minutes ago about going into automatic moderation. For the record, that is happening because of your long personal history of, among other things:

1.) Personal insults, such as calling another poster “a skank ho for Obama”;
2.) Repeated creation of sock puppets, with whom you then hold an alleged “conversation” extolling your own brilliance;
3.) Repeated homophobic slurs.

Dang! Bookman’s taking all the fun out of this thing.

Diversity At The RNC? I See Only A Few Black People In The Crowd

August 28th, 2012
1:21 pm

@Redneck Convert (R–and proud of it)

August 28th, 2012
11:20 am
Obama has been a huge disappointment to me.

Well, me too, dang it! I thought at the very least he’d cancel these Equal Opportunity laws and get rid of this Civil Rights junk and put a stop to all this welfare Those People are getting. You just can’t imagine how shocked I was when it never happened. And after I’d voted for old cancer-face McCain and let Obama know how I feel, too. Sometimes you just can’t trust a politican to do what you want them to do.

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BTW, welfare “Those People” are getting THOSE PEOPLE ARE MAJORITY

WHITE PEOPLE like YOU .

Mr. Redneck I would not BE SO PROUD to be called a Redneck.

Redneck
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Redneck is a derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers, especially from the southern United States.

It is similar in meaning to peckerwood, cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks), and poor white trash (but without the last term’s suggestions of immorality).

Oscar

August 28th, 2012
1:22 pm

I recall listening to the 1952 GOP convention on the radio. Listened to the call of the role of states, as they yielded to a neighboring state, or nominated a favorite son. And after a state vote, there would often be a move to poll the delegates, and the speaker would call the name of each delegate from that state and he would say how he voted. No women delegates were there.

Diversity At The RNC? I See Only A Few Black People In The Crowd

August 28th, 2012
1:23 pm

@Redneck Convert (R–and proud of it)

August 28th, 2012
1:21 pm
*******************************************************

There is always ONE person who will stink up the blog.

We choose you. :)

Old Goober

August 28th, 2012
1:24 pm

A one time buy out, then let the sea reclaim it as marshland

“Y’know, Jean, this wouldn’t be a bad place to build a town. It’s only under water a month out of the year.”

Morality?

August 28th, 2012
1:25 pm

Jay I never used “homophobic” slurs….. just your interpretation or opinion. I don’t hate “gay” people and not afraid to be around them. I disagree with their lifestyle but don’t hate them for it. I said that the so called “gay” kiss in at Chick Fil A was wrong and in the face and shouldn’t be done around children. I also said I wouldn’t appreciate heterosexuals doing the same. I did call someone a skank for Obama……. I think they had called me worse before that which brought on my childish response. Will refrain from that in the future. I don’t normally refer to others by name unless they attack some one else by name. Still one person being wrong is no excuse for me doing the same. I am a fiscal conservative which I know Obama and you disagree with. Spending my way out of debt never worked for me. As for being a “sock Puppet” I am out numbered on here by the socialists and libs by a margin of at least 6 to 1. By the way there are others living at my house who do respond to you on my computer. No way to prove that one way or the other is there? I won’t let them give there opinion any more if that will make you happy? Are there no sock puppets being moderated from the left? Oops! Is calling someone a socialist an insult? Also, I do not take kindly to the ignorant insulting God. I don’t insult them for being atheists or whatever. God is not a politician – He never wavers, flip flops or “evolves”. I’ve got problems with the Dems and the Repubs over this debt and have said so. Didn’t vote for Bush II or Obama. To much Big Brother to suit me. Thank you for your reply. Will try to MODERATE myself.

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 28th, 2012
1:26 pm

Most of you people on this blog seem intelligent. Why do you constantly bring up Bush, he is gone over 3 1/2 yrs ago, probably would not have been re-elected if he could have ran again(which he couldn’t)! 10 yrs from now are you same people going to bring up Obama’s name constantly also? Let’s bring up Kennedy and Eisenhour next, they were not perfect either. Romney has his faults but he brings some good qualities to the table, Obama has not made any progress from the hand he was dealt. If he is re-elected, nothing good will come from it unless you are part of the free-loaders off tax-payers money society. Congress will surely fight him every step of the way! Give the new guy (Romney) a shot and get rid of him in 4 yrs, if he makes no progress in making this a better country. We are so divided, sometimes I think the only answer is to divide the country up into two halves and give each side their own country. One side can not borrow money from the other when they foolishly run out. I want to live on the Conservative side, where we think of our children and grandchildren’s future and not the other where they LIVE FOR TODAY and have no concerns about the national debt. Enough said!

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:26 pm

R. Convert — “Dang! Bookman’s taking all the fun out of this thing.”

I keep tellin y’all; the REAL crazies are on sites like Carnicom or Rense. THOSE peeps believe in alien shapechanging lizards and I think most of ‘em believe those lizards are running the Federal Reserve.

The Y2K hysteria made for fantastically fertile ground for those who wanted to learn how to troll like a champ, but that’s long since over. :D

getalife

August 28th, 2012
1:26 pm

Free Debbie.

Redneck Convert is satire.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 28th, 2012
1:27 pm

There is always ONE person who will stink up the blog.

We choose you.

No, RC (R–apoi) gets to stay.

I vote you off the island.

Thomas

August 28th, 2012
1:27 pm

The chart looks like I should buy strawberries and sell blueberries-

thoughts? maybe start and investment club to give us more to talk about than abortion and religion?

Jay

August 28th, 2012
1:28 pm

Good enough, Morality. Good luck.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:28 pm

Tom — “Why do you constantly bring up Bush, he is gone over 3 1/2 yrs ago”

Do you think that the things he did magically ceased to exist when he left the White House for the last time?

Madmax

August 28th, 2012
1:28 pm

Mark T

August 28th, 2012
12:54 pm
Are you saying that a spokesperson for Obama and the Democrats lied! Can’t be, she must be a closet Republican because we all know that Democrats don’t lie (getalife told me so)

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:29 pm

Why, I think someone JUST committed blogocide.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:30 pm

2012 Democrat National Convention Schedule — Charlotte , N.C.

4:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony – sponsored by CNN
4:05 PM – Singing of “God Damn America ” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
4:10 PM – Pledge of Allegiance to Obama

4:15 PM – Ceremonial ‘I hate America’ led by Michelle Obama, reading her doctorate thesis
condemning whites, which has been “sealed” from the Country
4:30 PM – Tips on “How to keep your man trustworthy & true to you while you travel the world” – Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM – Al Sharpton / Jesse Jackson seminar “How to have a successful career without having a job or a church.”

5:00 PM – “Great Vacations I’ve Taken on the Taxpayer’s Dime Travel Log” – Michelle Obama
5:30 PM – Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Family Values” via Satellite from a whore house.
5:45 PM – Tribute to All 57 States – Nancy Pelosi
6:00 PM – Sen. Harry Reid – 90-minute speech expressing the Democrat’s appreciation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and George Soros for sparing no expense, for all that they have accomplished to unify the country, improve employment and to boost the economy.

8:30 PM – Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
9:00 PM – “Bias in Media – How we can make it work for you” Tutorial – sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times

9:15 PM – Tribute Film to Brave Freedom Fighters incarcerated at GITMO – Michael Moore
9:45 PM – Personal Finance Seminar – Charlie Rangle
10:00 PM – Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners and Bible readers

10:30 PM – Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ , & Afghanistan
11:00 PM – Obama Energy Plan Symposium / ‘Tire Gauge Demonstration’ / ‘You too can get rich with Green Investment bankruptcies’
11:15 PM – Free Gov. Blagoyovich rally

11:30 PM – Obama Accepts Oscar, Tony and Latin Grammy Awards
11:45 PM – Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish – Obama Presiding
12:00 AM – Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher and Chris “He sends a thrill up my leg” Matthews

12:01 AM – Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior
12:05 AM – Celestial Choirs Sing
3:00 AM – Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech

the cat

August 28th, 2012
1:32 pm

Now Ben-we know you are not bright enough to have written that. There are some gosh golly big words. Very tacky not to source something big guy.

Diversity At The RNC? I See Only A Few Black People In The Crowd

August 28th, 2012
1:33 pm

@Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 28th, 2012
1:27 pm
There is always ONE person who will stink up the blog.

We choose you.

No, RC (R–apoi) gets to stay.

I vote you off the island.

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

You and Redneck ARE BIRDS OF A FEATHER.

NOW EVERYONE KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM.

The GUTTER.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:34 pm

T. Cat — “Now Ben-we know you are not bright enough to have written that. There are some gosh golly big words. Very tacky not to source something big guy.”

I know, right? For crying out loud, ‘incarcerated’ has five syllables! :D

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 28th, 2012
1:34 pm

Very tacky not to source something big guy.

It’s the newest rw chain e-mail.

Morality?

August 28th, 2012
1:34 pm

Is calling Brain dead Zombies for Obama an insult or the truth? Just trying to be a bit colorful here and have a little fun. Don’t mean any personal offense to any of you brain dead zombies out there. Medicare is a giant Ponzi scheme and Obama Care is more of the same. By that I mean it lacks funding and eventually will collapse taking your money with it. If you depend on the gub’ment to support you forever and you TRUST IN OBAMA – good luck.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:34 pm

the cat

August 28th, 2012
1:32 pm

“Now Ben-we know you are not bright enough to have written that. There are some gosh golly big words.”

Bet you $1,000 my SAT/GMAT scores were higher than yours.

MEOW

Doggone/GA

August 28th, 2012
1:35 pm

“Why do you constantly bring up Bush, he is gone over 3 1/2 yrs ago”

Think if it this way: you are married. Your wife runs up your credit cards to the max, and the files for divorce. The divorce goes through, but you are still stuck with the bills. You get married again. Do you then blame your current wife for the credit cards debts you still owe?

Soothsayer

August 28th, 2012
1:36 pm

I never did like that Redneck Convert none no how! Why, he oughtta be ashamed of hisself for stinkin’ up the blog like that!

Diversity At The RNC? I See Only A Few Black People In The Crowd

August 28th, 2012
1:37 pm

@Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:30 pm
2012 Democrat National Convention Schedule — Charlotte , N.C.

4:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony – sponsored by CNN
4:05 PM – Singing of “God Damn America ” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
4:10 PM – Pledge of Allegiance to Obama

4:15 PM – Ceremonial ‘I hate America’ led by Michelle Obama, reading her doctorate thesis
condemning whites, which has been “sealed” from the Country
4:30 PM – Tips on “How to keep your man trustworthy & true to you while you travel the world” – Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM – Al Sharpton / Jesse Jackson seminar “How to have a successful career without having a job or a church.”

5:00 PM – “Great Vacations I’ve Taken on the Taxpayer’s Dime Travel Log” – Michelle Obama
5:30 PM – Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Family Values” via Satellite from a whore house.
5:45 PM – Tribute to All 57 States – Nancy Pelosi
6:00 PM – Sen. Harry Reid – 90-minute speech expressing the Democrat’s appreciation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and George Soros for sparing no expense, for all that they have accomplished to unify the country, improve employment and to boost the economy.

8:30 PM – Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
9:00 PM – “Bias in Media – How we can make it work for you” Tutorial – sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times

9:15 PM – Tribute Film to Brave Freedom Fighters incarcerated at GITMO – Michael Moore
9:45 PM – Personal Finance Seminar – Charlie Rangle
10:00 PM – Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners and Bible readers

10:30 PM – Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ , & Afghanistan
11:00 PM – Obama Energy Plan Symposium / ‘Tire Gauge Demonstration’ / ‘You too can get rich with Green Investment bankruptcies’
11:15 PM – Free Gov. Blagoyovich rally

11:30 PM – Obama Accepts Oscar, Tony and Latin Grammy Awards
11:45 PM – Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish – Obama Presiding
12:00 AM – Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher and Chris “He sends a thrill up my leg” Matthews

12:01 AM – Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior
12:05 AM – Celestial Choirs Sing
3:00 AM – Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech
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YOU ACTUALLY TYPED ALL OF THIS NON-SENSE.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE WILL JUST IGNORE MOST OF IT.

ITS OVER THE TOP.

LESS IS MORE. :)

WHAT A WARPED MIND.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:37 pm

“Do you then blame your current wife for the credit cards debts you still owe?”

No, you blame your lawyer.

You’re welcome.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:38 pm

“YOU ACTUALLY TYPED ALL OF THIS NON-SENSE”

No.

Another episode of one-word answers to stupid liberal questions.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 28th, 2012
1:38 pm

You and Redneck ARE BIRDS OF A FEATHER.

NO, RC IS MUCH MORE CLEAVER THAN I AM

NOW EVERYONE KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM.

I ORIGINALLY CAME FROM PIEDMONT HOSPITAL, JUST NORTH OF THE BROOKWOOD STATION.

the cat

August 28th, 2012
1:38 pm

Ben-my little ole LSAT score would whoop yours big boy. Try not to be tacky and obvious and source your talking points.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

August 28th, 2012
1:38 pm

I never did like that Redneck Convert none no how! Why, he oughtta be ashamed of hisself for stinkin’ up the blog like that!

Et tu, Sooth?

Jay

August 28th, 2012
1:39 pm

Diversity, you give Ben MUCH too much credit.

He simply copied it, without attribution, from here:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/the_dream_democratic_national_convention_schedule.html

Not that the original is any more witty.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:39 pm

Kammypoo, DragonCon is in town this weekend. Which fictional character are you portraying this year?

Erwin's cat

August 28th, 2012
1:39 pm

Think if it this way: you are married. Your wife runs up your credit cards to the max, and the files for divorce. The divorce goes through, but you are still stuck with the bills. You get married again and your new wife doubles the debt of the ex Do you then blame your current wife for the credit cards debts you still owe and ignore your new debt?

That Black Guy

August 28th, 2012
1:40 pm

Michael

August 28th, 2012
11:17 am
And God has again chosen an Isaac to deliver his message. And Isaac has drowned out the voices raised in Tampa. But, will people listen to Isaac? After all, God sent two hurricanes during the 2008 convention, and republicans did not get the message that God wants us to care for the least of us.
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The 2008 RNC convention was in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Using your logic, if there is a earthquake in Cali during the DNC convention in NC, then God wants the 47% to pay more taxes.

Or something EQUALLY as stupid.

Welcome to the Occupation

August 28th, 2012
1:40 pm

If he is re-elected, nothing good will come from it unless you are part of the free-loaders off tax-payers money society

And with that statement, Tom, you pretty much expose yourself as one of the mindless minion of our ruling propaganda.

The only “free-loaders” in this system who are a real problem are the members of the wealthy and connected class who can afford to buy their own lobbyists and think tanks and columnists to help them advance their own agenda, write their own laws, and keep the masses essentially stupified with false narratives about a ‘moocher’ class.

C’mon, Jim, don’t you want to wake up from that? Granted it’s more painful, but at least it’s in line with what’s actually happening.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:40 pm

cat, my SAT and GMAT were both 98th percentile. I’m pretty confident you’re not in the top 2%. Nice try though.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:41 pm

B. Shockley — “No. Another episode of one-word answers to stupid liberal questions.”

I love it when they outright ADMIT to playing cut-n-paste. :D

Welcome to the Occupation

August 28th, 2012
1:41 pm

Sorry, meant to say Tom, not Jim

the cat

August 28th, 2012
1:41 pm

What is the obsession with DragonCon Ben? Would they not let you in the gate?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 28th, 2012
1:42 pm

Kammypoo, DragonCon is in town this weekend.

But alas, I am in a small hamlet in the N.C. Mtns.

Socialism — BOO!

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:42 pm

Welcome to the Occupation

August 28th, 2012
1:40 pm

“The only “free-loaders” in this system who are a real problem are the members of the wealthy and connected class ”

Not intended to be a factual statement.

the cat

August 28th, 2012
1:42 pm

Ben-I think you are a 12 year old girl. Prove you are not.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:43 pm

“But alas, I am in a small hamlet in the N.C. Mtns.”

You and Eric Rudolph.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:43 pm

B. Shockley — “cat, my SAT and GMAT were both 98th percentile. I’m pretty confident you’re not in the top 2%. Nice try though.”

I’ll see you and raise you an MAT and GRE, both in the 99th percentile.

Doggone/GA

August 28th, 2012
1:43 pm

“You get married again and your new wife doubles the debt of the ex Do you then blame your current wife for the credit cards debts you still owe and ignore your new debt?”

No one is ignoring the old debt, and much of the new debt is ongoing expenses that cannot be stoped WITHOUT CONGRESS DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THEM. And the old debt still exists and is still the fault of the “old wife”

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:44 pm

cat-truth exists independantly of your ability to grasp it.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

August 28th, 2012
1:45 pm

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:34 pm

You may have a high I.Q., but you ain’t got a lick of common sense…
and why didn’t you answer my question earlier this morning?

the cat

August 28th, 2012
1:46 pm

hmmm-spelling not a part of your scores? meow

independantly

Doggone/GA

August 28th, 2012
1:46 pm

“No, you blame your lawyer.”

And Congress is the “lawyer”

oldtimer

August 28th, 2012
1:46 pm

Dick Morris, former Clinton campaign manager had very differnt words…but then he looked at likely voters….something few else have done eyt. The other thing they do not tell you is that most polls are heavy democrat.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:46 pm

“I’ll see you and raise you an MAT and GRE, both in the 99th percentile.”

Kind of a shame to let all that talent get wasted on government dependance.

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:46 pm

“why didn’t you answer my question earlier this morning?”

I didn’t like the way you asked it, and I’m just not that into you.

Jefferson

August 28th, 2012
1:47 pm

Ben is full.

Morality?

August 28th, 2012
1:47 pm

Ben’s the man! However I must say that limiting Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton to 15 minutes would take a miracle from God!

They BOTH suck

August 28th, 2012
1:48 pm

oldtimer

Is that the same Dick Morris who predicted a McCain victory?

mm

August 28th, 2012
1:48 pm

Well, at least Boehner and his merry band of fools aren’t in session to rename post offices and wage war on women.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 28th, 2012
1:49 pm

B, Shockley — “Kind of a shame to let all that talent get wasted on government dependance.”

To what government dependence do you refer?

Ben Shockley

August 28th, 2012
1:50 pm

“What is the obsession with DragonCon Ben?”

You’d have to ask Kamchak. He’s the guy/girl who named himself/herself after a character from the world of gor.

Paul

August 28th, 2012
1:50 pm

Erwin’s cat

“You get married again and your new wife doubles the debt of the ex Do you then blame your current wife for the credit cards debts you still owe and ignore your new debt?”

In order to keep this aligned with history, you would have to add that as a result of the divorce the husband’s income declined by 20 percent and the exwife, while still wife, committed the husband to yearly obligations that were greater than his pre-divorce annual income.

Glad I could help!

getalife

August 28th, 2012
1:50 pm

The choice is clear.

Steady job growth is the best you can get after a collapse and focus on the middle class.

vs

Tax cuts and deregulate the banks to get another collapse and bailout the billionaires again..

Easy choice.

Four more years.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 28th, 2012
1:50 pm

Trouble in Paradise?

“Heaven sent a hurricane to hold off Gov. Romney’s coronation, so today we’re urging pro-life GOP delegates to abstain from any voting on Romney’s nomination until all GOP financial support for Todd Akin is reinstated and details of Romney’s income tax returns in connection with Bain’s Stericycle investment have been made public,” Operation Rescue President Troy Newman said.

h/t to DK