So far, Democratic convention outdrawing GOP

I’m not sure what it means, at least in raw terms, but comments on the previous post made me curious. So here’s a comparison between viewership on the first night of the 2012 Republican convention in Tampa Bay and the matching night at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, as reported by Nielsen. (Nielsen hasn’t yet posted the totals and demographic breakdown for Night Two of the Democratic convention, featuring Bill Clinton.)

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First, note how heavily viewership in both parties skews to those 55 and older (58 percent of those watching the Democrats; 65.7 percent of those watching the GOP). Younger Americans apparently have had better things to do than to watch conventions, which I suppose is both encouraging and worrisome.

In raw numbers, the Democrats outdrew the Republicans by almost 4 million viewers, or roughly 18 percent. Most of that advantage came from younger viewers. The Democrats doubled GOP viewership among those aged 18-34, and outdrew Republicans by 1.5 million viewers among those 35-55.

UPDATE at 6:04: Nielsen just posted the Democrats’ second-night numbers. They drew 25.1 million viewers, 3 million more than the Republicans even though the Dems had tougher competition in the NFL’s opening night. Again, most of that advantage came among younger viewers.

Make of it what you will …..

– Jay Bookman

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F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
5:58 pm

I think most people, human nature wise, will slow down to watch a car wreck.

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:01 pm

Reuters:

“Some 21 million Americans watched the National Football League’s season kickoff game on NBC between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants on Wednesday night, dwarfing the 7.5 million who watched Clinton’s lengthy, humorous and detail-heavy address on the ABC and CBS networks, according to Nielsen data.”

I love Americans. We know what’s important…

getalife

September 6th, 2012
6:05 pm

Good news. Should draw more for our President because no football game.

JamVet

September 6th, 2012
6:05 pm

Watching the Lily White Convention along with their Lawrence Welk polkas would almost as exciting and useful as watching paint dry…

Brosephus™

September 6th, 2012
6:05 pm

Sinkwich’s late to the party with the Drudgies. Maybe he needs to check his Outlook inbox a bit earlier in the day.

:lol: :lol:

I love Americans. We know what’s important…

Is that why Honey Boo Boo reportedly rated higher than the GOP’s Convention on the same night they aired?

:lol: :lol:

pogo

September 6th, 2012
6:07 pm

Tell yourself what you think best Jay. Keep trying to convince yourself.

What was great about Wednesday is that the ugly truth about the core of the Democratic party was revealed. The democrats showed themselves as the party that does not believe in anything greater than itself and that it’s one and only true God is government. Translated; we want someone else to pay for our lives and our to make our decisions for us. Clinton’s speech was sad. Only four short years ago when his wife was running for the office the Obama machine and the national media labeled Bill as a racist. Bill bows now because he knows his influence is basically gone. He is now just another old tired face who is trying to make themselves relevant in a time when the people are living in the here and now when bread is 2 bucks a loaf and hamburger is 3 bucks a pound. The American people are trying to make a living (at least 50% of us are) and the rest are reserved to relegating their entire lives to the government entitlements. Obama has sunk this country into a quagmire of debt and joblessness from which we just may never escape. And those that depend upon the government are about to be short changed in a very, very big way. And oh how they will whine.

Keep trying to convince yourself Jay. Your party showed what it was all about Wednesday.

godless heathen

September 6th, 2012
6:07 pm

I think most people, human nature wise, will slow down to watch a car wreck.

Now that was funny.

Mama Says

September 6th, 2012
6:08 pm

I didn’t watch much of the con vention and I have not and will not watch any of the dem agoguery convention.

All they do is phrase themselves and hate on the others. Odd that we would have conventions these days when partisanship is so high. Seems they would just skip the convention and just yell about the other during the campaign.

Jm

September 6th, 2012
6:08 pm

It means republicans are busy working or sleeping

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (aka "Knuckle-Dragger")

September 6th, 2012
6:09 pm

Given that the state-controlled media “pushes” the DNC way more than the RNC, anything less than about 4 to 1 for the Democrats in terms of viewership is a “L” for the Democrats. Democrats also have a lot more time to watch TV than Republicans. There are numerous reasons, all bad for Democrats, why they might have more folks watching.

Brosephus™

September 6th, 2012
6:09 pm

http://931jackfm.cbslocal.com/2012/08/31/honey-boo-boo-vs-the-republican-national-convention/

Well, the end of the world is officially here as we know it and now there is statistical evidence to substantiate that claim…..

According to Nielsen, the TV ratings people, the Wednesday night TLC debut of the Toddlers and Tiara spin-off, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, absolutely CRUSHED Mittens Romney and the Republican National Convention in the ratings.

Well, sort of. Honey Boo Boo garnered 2.9 million viewers in the 18-49 year old demographic compared to 1.8 million viewers of Fox News’ coverage of the RNC. If you were to combine all the cable channels together across the board, of course more people watched the RNC than Honey Boo Boo but that’s beside the point. (Well, it isn’t really but whatever)

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:10 pm

Uhoh

I think there will be a young Republican birth spike in about 9 months :-)

They would drather spend their time on more (re)productive pursuits :-)

Jay

September 6th, 2012
6:10 pm

That’s pretty funny Pogo.

Sentence after sentence of strained self-justification, concluding with “keep trying to convince yourself….”

godless heathen

September 6th, 2012
6:11 pm

Is that why Honey Boo Boo reportedly rated higher than the GOP’s Convention on the same night they aired?

Take heart, Bro. Honey Boo Boo tied a former President in ratings last night.

They BOTH suck

September 6th, 2012
6:11 pm

Bro @ 6:05

Give Sink some credit. He did a split screen on the night that Honey Boo Boo competed with the RNC…….

;-)

Brosephus™

September 6th, 2012
6:11 pm

All they do is phrase themselves and hate on the others.

Couldn’t that be said about both parties, so why watch either one? I watched the first night of each one just to give them equal opportunity. I still don’t trust them any farther than I can throw them. Regardless to who wins this election, our country will continue it’s steady course at full steam towards that iceberg dead in our path.

N-GA

September 6th, 2012
6:12 pm

I anticipate the election going much the same way……..

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:12 pm

As an aside, I’ll share a funny:

“Ted Kennedy scored the first kill in the war on women.”

Cute!

Brosephus™

September 6th, 2012
6:13 pm

godless

I’d rather watch paint dry at the North Pole than watch either of those. If those were the only two programs available, I would take up knitting or something else. :)

—————

They BOTH

Picture in picture works wonders. ;)

Granny Godzilla

September 6th, 2012
6:13 pm

I would like to meet John Lewis

I think we should to have to file a DNA sample for national I’d, starting tomorrow for everyone

First 10,000,000 to submit the sample gets 2 votes for the price of one.

Thomas Heyward Jr

September 6th, 2012
6:13 pm

“Younger Americans apparently have had better things to do than to watch conventions, which I suppose is both encouraging and worrisome.”
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The youth recognize what Uncle Scam and Washington represent.
Corruption.
That’s nothing to be worried about.
.
And there is also this——————
.
And some highlights from the just released Smith & Wesson investor presentation:

•Record-level quarterly sales growth from continuing ops of $136.0M, +48.3% Y/Y
•Record-level quarterly income from continuing ops of $18.9M, or $0.28 per diluted share
•Record Adjusted Non-GAAP EBITDAS of $36.1 Million
•Raised Full Year Fiscal 2013 Financial Guidance
.
The youth are NOT gonna just give their wealth away without a fight.
.
It’s all good…………as Ron Paul’s fire spreads.

lol

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:14 pm

NCIS reruns are more exciting than conventions :-)

Midori

September 6th, 2012
6:15 pm

I think from here out I’ll refer to Sink as Sinkwich Boo Boo :lol:

Jay

September 6th, 2012
6:16 pm

… and speaking of strained self-justification, Knuckle-Dragger adds to the mounting total.

Really boys? Those are the best excuses you can come up with? Check your emails, maybe there’s something better there.

Teleprompter!

Nancy Pelosi!

Seriously, the viewership difference probably doesn’t mean much. But these lame attempts to nonetheless explain it away … they make it worse. I should also add that you guys brought all this up with your excited rush to cite Drudge.

godless heathen

September 6th, 2012
6:16 pm

They moved NFL football to Wednesday night so the Prez wouldn’t be embarrassed by the ratings slaughter.

I for one didn’t watch a minute of either convention. I know how they are going to end.

Mama Says

September 6th, 2012
6:16 pm

Bro,

I did say that about both parties.

InAtl

September 6th, 2012
6:17 pm

I’m a staunch Romney supporter, and I’ve been watching the dems’ convention just out of morbid curiosity to see how they would try to spin the horrible job they’ve done. Like Sink said, it’s like watching a car wreck.

Paul

September 6th, 2012
6:18 pm

I’ll make of it that the older generation is generally more interested. In this case, they’re particularly interested in what they’ve been hearing about Social Security and Medicare. If they’ve watched both, they’ll conclude Republicans have been….. misleading. Which will make them wonder what else they’re being…. misleading about.

Younger viewers? I can see the younger ones identifying more with Democrats. I suppose they’d find them more in line with their views on women, minorities, health care and they’ll want to hear if Democrats think they’ll have SS to look forward to.

What’s really happening is an examination of the candidates’ statements and the PAC ads. When they get into the fact checking to see what’s a shading and what’s flat-out wrong, they’ll see Republicans come up short.

getalife

September 6th, 2012
6:18 pm

drudgey keeps their hope for change alive :)

Jay

September 6th, 2012
6:18 pm

“They moved NFL football to Wednesday night so the Prez wouldn’t be embarrassed by the ratings slaughter.

And still the Democrats outdrew the Republicans, right Godless? Keep trying guys, you’ll come up with something soon.

They BOTH suck

September 6th, 2012
6:19 pm

godless

Hope you are having a good week.

I’m right with you on not watching the conventions.

Jm

September 6th, 2012
6:19 pm

Sink

I’d say politics is more important than football

The government is spending my money like a drunken sailor

The NFL isn’t

Mama Says

September 6th, 2012
6:20 pm

Jay,

I understand ya ll had Nancy and Harry speaking to the people. I saw Harry on the news, I see he is still trying to convince folks you can’t trust Romneys tax record.

Humm wonder which is worse, a man that releases two years of returns or a man that sat on the gambling commission in Nevada ?

Shall we stop and ponder for a moment ?

Jm

September 6th, 2012
6:20 pm

I’m ready for change

Fire obama

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:20 pm

Drudge rhymes with sludge which is what it is.

Granny Godzilla

September 6th, 2012
6:21 pm

It is not about exciting

It is about history and future and hearing and really listening.

That is how you make wise choices.

C Span has the music. It was a hoot.

godless heathen

September 6th, 2012
6:21 pm

Not trying to come with anything, Jay. Just an observation that most Americans could care less about the conventions. Barely 1/2 even bother to vote. No wonder we have the “leaders” that we have.

Nancy

September 6th, 2012
6:22 pm

I loved the way Clinton dismantled the campaign stands that the GOP uses against the Dems. And, his comment that the Romney/Ryan spinmisters don’t let “fact-checkers” stand in the way of a good attack ad, was so on the nail and truthful. Obama’s going to tie Mittens to the roof of Air Force One after the election and fly him across country.

DannyX

September 6th, 2012
6:23 pm

FUMBLE! Actually Clinton’s speech did beat football.

“In the 10pm hour, NBC averaged 20.2 million viewers watching the Giants-Cowboys, while the combined averages of ABC, CBS, MSNBC, FNC and CNN was 20.6 million.” Mediabistro.com

Jay

September 6th, 2012
6:24 pm

“Humm wonder which is worse, a man that releases two years of returns or a man that sat on the gambling commission in Nevada?

Sure Mama, let’s ponder that. I happened to have lived there at the time. Harry Reid led the Gaming Commission as it took on the Mafia, which had long controlled the casinos. The mob hated him; they even planted a bomb in his car to warn him off. It was discovered when his wife noticed something awry.

So yeah, if you want to ponder that comparison further, we can surely do so.

JamVet

September 6th, 2012
6:24 pm

The GOPhers are yet again, “Doing a poor job of getting their message out”. (How long have they been using THAT one?!)

Maybe they need Clint Eastwood to talk to an empty chair for them…

Huge LOL!

getalife

September 6th, 2012
6:24 pm

“C Span has the music. It was a hoot.”

Mary J. Blige had them dancing :)

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:24 pm

“Give Sink some credit. He did a split screen on the night that Honey Boo Boo competed with the RNC…….”

Don’t know what this Boo Boo show is. Is it good? Might have to check it out.

godless heathen

September 6th, 2012
6:25 pm

Drudge rhymes with sludge which is what it is.

When I’ve been to the Drudge Report I’ve never seen anything but a compilation of news stories and opinion pieces. Or does he write things sometimes?

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:25 pm

Just a thought

What happens IF Romney is elected and it comes out that the offshore banks he used invested in places like Hmmm, Iran?

Hard to steer that foreign policy debate after that.

:-)

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:27 pm

“I would like to meet John Lewis”

Check out that bridge in Selma, Granny. It seems like he hangs out there all the time.

Thomas Heyward Jr

September 6th, 2012
6:28 pm

“The mob hated him; they even planted a bomb in his car to warn him off. It was discovered when his wife noticed something awry”
.
The Feds hate competition.
And vice versus.

godless heathen

September 6th, 2012
6:28 pm

What happens IF Romney is elected and it comes out that the offshore banks he used invested in places like Hmmm, Iran?

What IF Obama gets re-elected and it comes out that he had large cash kick-backs form the insurance companies, GM, and big banks deposited into off-shore accounts. What about that???

Granny Godzilla

September 6th, 2012
6:29 pm

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Tough cookie, looks great tonight.

It’s personal

Jay

September 6th, 2012
6:29 pm

Dems also outdrawing their 2008 numbers; Republicans doing worse than their ‘08 numbers.

Tundra Dude

September 6th, 2012
6:29 pm

Some 21 million Americans watched the National Football League’s season kickoff game

<>
That’s enough to form a viable 3rd party….the Football Party.

1st item on the agenda:
All elections are to be held in August, so as not to interfere with football.

ps: just watching some of Clinton’s zingers, on Huffpost….this guy’s still good…

DannyX

September 6th, 2012
6:29 pm

“What happens IF Romney is elected…”

LOL!

Just Saying..

September 6th, 2012
6:29 pm

Pogo:
I think you’ve met the enemy, and it’s ___________________ well, you know…

Paul

September 6th, 2012
6:30 pm

(Mama Says: hint…. do a little research before you ponder online. Good way to avoid a slap-down.)

getalife

September 6th, 2012
6:30 pm

romney’s taxes are being held ransom by hackers for one million bitcoins .

JamVet

September 6th, 2012
6:30 pm

The Feds hate competition.

Brilliant!

Only in soft on crime GOP are the cops more loathed than the criminals…

Brosephus™

September 6th, 2012
6:32 pm

Mama

Ok, then I’m in your corner on that. I misread your post, and I apologize for any misunderstanding.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:32 pm

godless

any evidence of Obamas offshore accounts?

We KNOW Romney has them and his 401k made a hell of a lot of money in the Caymans while supposedly the contributions are limited by law.

:-)

GOP left the country in a mess. They said Obama did not clean it up fast enough. Kick him out and let us back in. (Huh)

September 6th, 2012
6:34 pm

@Jm

September 6th, 2012
6:20 pm
I’m ready for change

Fire obama

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

And replace him with what?

The same GOP that left the country in a mess?

How did that work out for ya?

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
6:36 pm

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:24 pm

“Give Sink some credit. He did a split screen on the night that Honey Boo Boo competed with the RNC…….”

Don’t know what this Boo Boo show is. Is it good? Might have to check it out.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Not meaning to be rude fSink, but really? How can you go to AJC.com and NOT see BOO BOO? nope, I’ve never watched the show either but I have heard of it. To me, the fact that you know nothing about this tripe is indicative of how narrow sighted you are. I don’t follow Tennis but I couldn’t escape the fact the Roddick retired today. I wouldn’t let my DOG have sex with Kim Kardashian, but I know who she is.
Anyway, here are two links to Boo Boo:

http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/2012/09/05/the-pleasures-of-here-comes-honey-boo-episode-7-recap/?cxntfid=blogs_radio_tv_talk

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/here-comes-honey-boo-boo

Granny Godzilla

September 6th, 2012
6:36 pm

F. Sink

Been there.
Walked it.
Wept.

Felt the same way when I stood in Tienamen Square, at the foot of lady liberty, at Gettysburg and Andersonville.

You?

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:38 pm

“We KNOW Romney has them and his 401k made a hell of a lot of money in the Caymans while supposedly the contributions are limited by law.”

Did he break the law?

Nope.

Please expand your interweb info searches beyond Daily Kooks dot com. You’ll feel smarter even though you’re not.

CJ

September 6th, 2012
6:38 pm

Really boys? Those are the best excuses you can come up with? Check your emails, maybe there’s something better there…Teleprompter!…Nancy Pelosi!

Has anybody compiled a list to chronicle the desperate red herrings that have accumulated since Obama began running for office?

Celebrity? Teleprompter? Birth certificate? Golf? Hawaii? Community organizer? inexperienced? flag pin? hand on heart during national anthem? Chicago-style politics? Bill Ayers?

The list goes on forever. The sad part is that, during the Clinton years, this kind of stuff used to be limited to e-mails from your crazy uncle (or in my case, my crazy Dad, Mom, brother, two sisters, aunt, and cousin). Now this stuff is in the mainstream press, covered by the likes of CNN, George Stephanopolis, and the rest. It’s depressing.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:39 pm

Obama may not be the solution, but he sure is hell isn’t the problem.

The Senate and Congress seem to be stuck on OBstruct.

:-)

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
6:40 pm

Dang, I got side tracked. Sorry Jay. I couldn’t give a fat rats ass about EITHER convention and the rating of one over the other means on that one sides far left/right hard core nutcase followers are more nutcase than the others.

these are nothing more than propaganda shows for the hard core followers. Nothing of note happens. Now if somehow Hitlery walks away with the Democratic nomination I’ll stand corrected. Until then? I think my neighbor painted a dog house and I need to go watch it dry…….

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
6:40 pm

Common Freaking Sense isn’t very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:39 pm

Obama may not be the solution, but he sure is hell isn’t the problem.
+++++++++++++++++++

Awesome. I agree.

Bernie

September 6th, 2012
6:41 pm

Jay, This is America…..The Democratic Party. The Republican Party is The Party of Yesterday and years pass. America has passed it BY. If they do not wake up and shake off the Hateful language and tactics they are going to be completely left behind for good.

November 6th, they will only be found in the rear view mirror, getting smaller with each passing DAY.

getalife

September 6th, 2012
6:42 pm

Fred,

You missed President Clinton’s speech?

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
6:42 pm

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:38 pm

“We KNOW Romney has them and his 401k made a hell of a lot of money in the Caymans while supposedly the contributions are limited by law.”

Did he break the law?

Nope.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Bullshi………crap.

Steal a little and they throw you in jail steal alot and the Republicans worship you and try to make you a King.

Midori

September 6th, 2012
6:43 pm

Has anybody compiled a list to chronicle the desperate red herrings that have accumulated since Obama began running for office?

well CJ Boo Boo, after your impressive list I just may have to do a retake :lol:

G Mare

September 6th, 2012
6:43 pm

I am one of those who record & watch the next day. I did watch much of the RNC & am now watching the DNC. One observation I can make is that the RNC exhibited no where near the excitement as the DNC! Okay, back to DNC & Mr. Frank – yes I love that man; I am one of those lefties – but I DID watch the other guys.

More later maybe.

Midori

September 6th, 2012
6:44 pm

CJ Boo Boo — how could you omit ACORN? :lol:

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
6:44 pm

getalife

September 6th, 2012
6:42 pm

Fred,

You missed President Clinton’s speech?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Yep. I know it ws a life changing moment for you, but I was busy at that time. I was going to watch it this morning on Yahoo but didn’t have 45 minutes of time to spare. Baby Boo Boo was on (just kidding lol).

Should I watch it? Will it alter my life?

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:44 pm

“Felt the same way when I stood in Tienamen Square, at the foot of lady liberty, at Gettysburg and Andersonville.”

Been to Gettysburg.

Midori

September 6th, 2012
6:46 pm

Sinkwich Boo Boo — have you seen 2016 yet?

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:47 pm

Sinker

The total of presidents that haven’t released there tax returns comes down to the current guy running on the Republican ticket.

Give me a Friggin break. I know he’s rich. Everybody does.

The offshore banking is my problem with this candidate.

Everybody who has worked for the last 30 years has seen jobs offshored. Yeah it sucks.

I think NAFTA and CAFTA set the model for a lot of our current problems.

I live it every day.

:-(

Not a good model since the participating countries haven’t lived up to there committments.

Mark in mid-town

September 6th, 2012
6:47 pm

Jay Bookman
So far, Democratic convention outdrawing GOP
I’m not sure what it means,
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It could mean Democratic voters are more enthusiastic than Republican ones. Or it could mean nothing of the sort. Back in 2008, obviously Obama voters were far more enthusiastic than McCain voters. Yet, I believe that in 2008, the Republican Party Convention had higher ratings than the Democratic Party Convention. Of course, much of the reason for that was the initial excitement of Sarah Palin being added to the ticket that initially bolted McCain ahead in the polls, thus the need for her to be mercilessly destroyed by the Democratic Party who engaged in a coordinated and relentless hit job with their msm subsidiaries. While Palin obviously wasn’t ready to be VP and was in over her head, she was probably a less irresponsible pick than was the massive phony and shallow snake-oil salesman John Edwards who John Kerry chose as his running mate in 2004. John Edwards was actually the first choice of Al Gore in 2000 until the very end at which point Gore changed direction and ended up going with Joe Lieberman because Gore thought he needed to distance himself form the stench of Bill Clinton’s residue and it was thought that Lieberman would give Gore moral cover as well as increase the chance of carrying Florida.

GOP left the country in a mess. They said Obama did not clean it up fast enough. Kick him out and let us back in. (Huh)

September 6th, 2012
6:47 pm

Sandra Fluke’s Speech Made Republicans Crazy.

Which Is Just What the Democrats Want.

Here’s a sampling of the very NASTY comments by the CONS:

Sandra Fluke: I am woman, hear me whine.

Me me me me me me. Free free free free B(irth) C(ontrol).Eeeeevil GOP.

Don’t lecture conservative women about empowerment while demanding that we pay for what goes on in your bedroom

I wonder if she has “Birth Control Martyr” business cards.

I hope someone was passing out free condoms tonight, otherwise Sandra Fluke might be in trouble tomorrow.

Sandra wants taxpayers to pay for her tanning appointments.

Ann Coulter also sent out another controversial tweet about Fluke, this one involving the ex-Georgetown law student and former President Bill Clinton:

Bill Clinton just impregnated Sandra Fluke backstage…

People who live in glass houses should be careful of the stones they throw.

KARMA is a NASTY WITCH.

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:49 pm

Thanks for the links, Fred, but somehow I think my IQ might decline if I clicked on them.

Are there any guarantees, or insurance I could buy?

TaxPayer

September 6th, 2012
6:49 pm

Who’s that head gambler, the casino magnate, the one under investigation for some less than transparent dealings, the one that has promised 100 million to the Republican campaign. Oh yes. Sheldon Adelson, if believe. Is Harry Reid the reason why Sheldon hates Democrats so much.

CJ

September 6th, 2012
6:50 pm

Incidentally, Rush Limbaugh, the head of the Republican Party and the source of all wisdom for many Republican voters, called the stadium where Obama was scheduled to speak, “Black Panther Stadium.” Of course, such a comment is only the most recent of a long line of such comments from him.

How can a politician appear on Limbaugh’s show, appear with Limbaugh, or even appear at a conference in which Limbaugh is celebrated (e.g., C-PAC), and then claim that he or she isn’t racist? If you celebrate a loud and proud racist, then you ARE racist. Republicans have no defense against that charge, because it’s true.

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:50 pm

“Sinkwich Boo Boo — have you seen 2016 yet?”

Nope. Thinking about it though. Need to talk to Mrs. Sinkwich. Maybe a hot date!

getalife

September 6th, 2012
6:51 pm

“Should I watch it? Will it alter my life?”

You would probably like it because he demolished all the gop lies.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
6:53 pm

G Mare

Been off for a few days. Old back injury But happy to be back on and watching NCIS reruns until The PRESIDENT comes on.

:-)

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:54 pm

Those were kinda funny, GOP.

Lib ilks have no sense of humor.

It’s been documented by leading scientists….

TM

September 6th, 2012
6:55 pm

maybe they are watching to see how Obama is going to explain all the broken promises from Denver that caused them to vote for him?

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
6:56 pm

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:49 pm

Thanks for the links, Fred, but somehow I think my IQ might decline if I clicked on them.

Are there any guarantees, or insurance I could buy?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

One is to an article written by AJC staff member Rodney Ho. Rodney is such a GOOD writer that I read him writing about crap (like Honey Boo Boo) that I NEVER watch.

The second link is to the show website. I didn’t watch the video there.

But I find it telling that you won’t click links that provide information. Why are you so scared of knowledge? is THAT why you are such a staunch Republican, your lack of desire for KNOWLEDGE?

TaxPayer

September 6th, 2012
6:56 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year – roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar – through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.

Yikes.

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
6:59 pm

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
6:50 pm

“Sinkwich Boo Boo — have you seen 2016 yet?”

Nope. Thinking about it though. Need to talk to Mrs. Sinkwich. Maybe a hot date!
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If you are cheap like me wait til it comes to HBO lol. I saw (some of) the Sarah Palin movie that way. It just portrayed her to be so stupid I couldn’t finish it. I just couldn’t believe it. I doubt I’ll believe the Barry movie. I never even tried to watch the W movie……..

A dad

September 6th, 2012
7:00 pm

If these stats are accurate, it’s probably because people are watching to try and figure out whether to give BHO a second term, meaning they’re undecided now. A number of people who voted for him in 08 that I’ve talked to have said they are watching to see if he gives them a reason to vote for him again, and they also say, almost exclusively, that they are NOT better off than when BHO took office, and they are no longer blaming Bush. They think Obama has had the helm long enough to have done something and he hasn’t. Also, my earlier prediction about the proceedings sure are playing out. No chants of “USA, USA,” dissent within the ranks about re-inserting reference to God, and of course, demonizing the GOP and anyone with any amount of wealth. And let’s add the recent poll from msn.com that more Americans trust Romney to do something about the economy that Obama (gee, sorry Bill)
P.S. Saw a really humorous t-shirt down state the other day. Guy I took to be a farmer wearing a shirt that said “You didn’t grow that” or something along those lines. Going to be an interestng November, that’s for sure.

Rockerbabe

September 6th, 2012
7:00 pm

Mr. Bill was absolutely fabulous last night! He should put himself out there more often. He has a great way of getting his point across without the use of personal attacks. Nothing like a well framed true fact! Just loved it!

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
7:01 pm

Well I’m doe for the night. Common just reminded me the President is going to speak tonight. If I don’t fall asleep first I MAY watch that. Unless there are some episodes of Hard Core Pawn I haven’t seen yet……….

Tundra Dude

September 6th, 2012
7:01 pm

And replace him with what?
The same GOP that left the country in a mess?

Looks like they want to finish the job.
Mr. Cayman Islands has already recycled 2 Bush econ advisers…..one who thinks outsourcing those pesky jobs is the path to prosperity. The other, from
Harvard, was the architect of the tax cut. This guy’s really brilliant, he completely missed the housing bubble, even denied there was one…..duh…

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
7:02 pm

” “Black Panther Stadium.””

Funny!

Proof again lib ilks have no sense of the laughable….

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
7:03 pm

TP

Being an IT guy this kind of waste is what I keep bitching about.

:-)

It sucks that we waste so much, and yep with the new technology Congresscritters and Senators can work from their HOME districts.

godless heathen

September 6th, 2012
7:04 pm

Common Freaking : favorite libbie past-time these days is all this what if speculating about Romney. What if he paid no taxes, what if, what if, what if.

What if it turns out Michelle is a Russian spy? What if then?

Jm

September 6th, 2012
7:04 pm

It means liberals watch too much teevee :)

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 6th, 2012
7:06 pm

Fred

Nailin Palin was a date night movie?

Go on you :-)

godless heathen

September 6th, 2012
7:06 pm

Taxpayer: Yikes.

I surprised it’s not higher than 30%.

F. Sinkwich

September 6th, 2012
7:07 pm

Some folks here make great points but they are paragraph-challenged.

I think that’s covered by the ADA though, not to worry…