RNC 2012: Tuesday night thread – roll call, Ann Romney, Chris Christie

Good evening from Tampa, where Mitt Romney has just become the official presidential nominee of the Republican Party. New Jersey’s votes put him over the top in the alphabetical-order roll call of state delegations. He might have gotten there a couple of states earlier if not for a smattering of votes for Ron Paul, including three of Georgia’s 76 votes; one additional Georgia delegate was reported as unassigned, meaning Romney received 72 votes from a state whose March primary was won by Newt Gingrich.

Paul Ryan was confirmed as the vice presidential nominee, and now we’ll have a brief recess and then several speeches in a lineup packed due to the cancellation of Monday’s agenda. Among the speakers are Rick Santorum (on the welfare reform he championed in the 1990s and the Obama administration’s recent move to weaken it), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Democrat-turned-Republican Artur Davis, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Ann Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

I’ll be commenting on the speeches here, so feel free to join in below.

– By Kyle Wingfield

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They BOTH suck

August 28th, 2012
6:31 pm

Kyle

Hope you are enjoying your time. Take it easy on the libations.

Will check back for your comments, however I will be watching about as much of the Republican speeches as I will be watching of the Democratic speeches…….. little to none.

Personally I think the conventions are too much pep rally and not enough substance, but that is just my opinion.

Hillbilly D

August 28th, 2012
6:33 pm

one additional Georgia delegate was reported as unassigned, meaning Romney received 72 votes from a state whose March primary was won by Newt Gingrich.

I’ll admit to not being one who follows all this stuff but what’s the point of having a primary if the delegates are free to vote however they want?

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
6:37 pm

BOTH: Doesn’t matter what I do re: libations; you know the liberals on here will claim I’m stark raving drunk :-)

Hillbilly: Gingrich and Santorum released their delegates to vote for Romney, so that’s how that came about.

Hillbilly D

August 28th, 2012
6:38 pm

Kyle

Thanks.

Hillbilly D

August 28th, 2012
6:40 pm

you know the liberals on here will claim I’m stark raving drunk

After y’all get your registration system up and going at the AJC, maybe they need to work on how to give breathalyzers when we sign in. :lol:

They BOTH suck

August 28th, 2012
6:41 pm

Kyle

I will mess with you for sure, however I am confident you are down there doing a professional job as well as enjoying the time with many of your counterparts and your GOP brethren.

They BOTH suck

August 28th, 2012
6:42 pm

HillBilly D @ 640

That was good.

Hope you are doing well.

saywhat?

August 28th, 2012
6:47 pm

I have been trouble sleeping at night. This should fix it.

And as for this little throw away line -” on the welfare reform he championed in the 1990s and the Obama administration’s recent move to weaken it”- why are you repeating a proven falsehood Kyle? Do you lack integrity, or are you ignorant of the facts? Have you not read that every credible fact checking source calls this charge total bunk?

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/08/does-obamas-plan-gut-welfare-reform/

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/aug/07/mitt-romney/mitt-romney-says-barack-obamas-plan-abandons-tenet/

The truth is that Obama administration is responding to requests from REPUBLICAN governors who want more flexibility. I am guessing if GWB did this he would be “promoting local control” and “getting Federal government off the backs of the states”, but since its a Democrat, its eeeeeeeevil and soshulism!!!!!!!!!

Hillbilly D

August 28th, 2012
6:51 pm

TBS

Thanks. I’m knocking along. I learned long ago to not get too excited in good times and too down in the bad times; neither one ever lasts. Maybe that’s why I’m such a baseball fan; the grind of the 162 game season pretty much suits me.

Hope you and yours are doing well, too.

saywhat?

August 28th, 2012
6:53 pm

“you know the liberals on here will claim I’m stark raving drunk”
—————————————————————-
Not really. The fact is drunkeness and political conservatism are related. We would be unlikely to be able to tell the difference. It might even make you gain more favor with your right wing bretheren.

http://psp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/03/16/0146167212439213.abstract

“In Study 1, alcohol intoxication was measured among bar patrons; as blood alcohol level increased, so did political conservatism (controlling for sex, education, and political identification).”

They BOTH suck

August 28th, 2012
6:54 pm

HillyBilly

I keep waiting for the Nationals to fold, but they keep on winning. Hopefully Braves can pass them but going to be tough.

gm

August 28th, 2012
7:12 pm

Have fun Kyle while the real President is in the command center mointoring NO, and making sure people dont drown, the way the last President did nothing, just remember while you are bashing him, 911 happen under the rep watch along with the drowning of American citizens.

gm

August 28th, 2012
7:15 pm

I wonder how many anti gov speeches we will hear tonight? but the bashers tonight will have their hand out for gov assistance when the storm goes thru the rep states of La, Mss, ”””””’

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
7:22 pm

saywhat: You will not be surprised to learn that I don’t think those two articles are the final word on the subject. For one, Haskins is not the only authority on what the effect of the change would be. For another, even Haskins acknowledges there is room in the change to allow some mischief. As he notes in the second linked article, it’s about trust. And given that Obama has said in the past that he didn’t like the welfare reform law, there’s reason not to trust his administration to prevent the mischief.

You will also not be surprised to learn that I don’t think it’s at all reasonable to rebut my phrase about “weaken[ing] it” with articles arguing it was wrong to say “They just send you your welfare check.” There just might be some space between those statements…

jconservative

August 28th, 2012
7:23 pm

And the Big Story for tonight and tomorrow is the “hurricane” in the Gulf.

The second Big Story is the start of College Football. Go Dawgs!

The next Big Story is Offshore Bank Accounts, Secret Tax Returns and Abortion.

The Fourth Big Story is Mitt is nominated for president and what’s his name for Vice President. “What’s his name?”. Oh yeah, Ryan, the guy who is gonna “end Medicare as we know it”.

Talk about a perfect storm!

I would like to see Obama lose, but it is gonna take a lot of prayer. Maybe more than I am entitled to.

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
7:25 pm

gm @ 7:12: Right, if by “in the command center monitoring NO” you mean “holding campaign events in Iowa and Colorado.”

gm

August 28th, 2012
7:38 pm

Kyle, Bobby Jindal has been communicating with President Obama for the last 48 hours, asking for state of emergency you remember Bobby? the same hypocrite who said President Obama and gov needs to stay out of people lives.

Funny how God works, now he is praising Obama for being ready, I wonder how many people would be alive today if Bush had of been ready during 911 and Katrina?

I wonder is Christi going to thank Obama for comming to Jersey and sending money to his state in their time of need? oh I forgot this money is not part of the Debt””’

What a bunch of phonies hypocrites”"”"”"

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
7:41 pm

gm @ 7:38: I missed the part when Jindal or anyone else on the right said there were no appropriate roles for the federal government.

Thomas heyward Jr.

August 28th, 2012
7:45 pm

A sad night for our Republic.
The GOP and a true constitutional conservative was our last hope.
Instead…….we get the DNC-lite and a Northeast gun-grabbing global-warming carbon-trading crook libtard.
.
The GOP is dead to me………………and good riddance.

md

August 28th, 2012
7:47 pm

“I wonder how many people would be alive today if Bush had of been ready during 911 and Katrina?”

We choose everything we do……Oh never mind, it’s lost on the blamers………..

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
7:49 pm

Janine Turner of “Northern Exposure” fame is now addressing the convention. Fun fact, given the earlier reference to libations: I have had a beer in the bar where “Northern Exposure” was filmed. It’s not in Alaska, but in central Washington state.

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
7:52 pm

Turner: “Obama is stifling the American Dream, primarily because it is not his dream. His dream is not an independent people. It is a dependent people.”

Stephenson Billings

August 28th, 2012
7:54 pm

Wow. Northern Exposure. There’s a blast from the past. Used to like watching that show. Did a lot to launch the careers of Rob Morrow and John Corbett… not so much for Turner though.

gm

August 28th, 2012
7:59 pm

Kyle: Oh I forgot the right is like a buffet, you get to pick and chose when gov benefits you.

His dream is not an independent people. It is a dependent people.”

I guess all those auto workers and millions of firemen, police, teachers jobs he saved should not have depend on gov for their jobs, whats funny you people call yourself Americans”””’

Ray

August 28th, 2012
7:59 pm

If you find yourself, even for a moment, thinking of swimming in that bay tonight, with or without clothes, think about cut yourself off. Until then …

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
8:00 pm

Sher Valenzuela, candidate for Lt. Gov. in Delaware, has a pretty powerful story about having an autistic son and starting a successful business in order to make the money to pay for her son’s needs.

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
8:01 pm

gm @ 7:59 proves he/she has no interest in understanding the people he disagrees with. Again.

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
8:01 pm

No swimming for me tonight, Ray.

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
8:15 pm

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., on the landscaping and snow plow busines she and her husband started after he returned from the war in Iraq: “I spent many a sleepless night shoveling snow. And I’m proud of the fact that in addition to being a United States senator, I’m also pretty good with a snow plow.”

TW

August 28th, 2012
8:16 pm

STOP EMBARRASSING WHITE PEOPLE!

NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE INSECURE, HATEFUL GOP!

NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE DECEITFUL, IGNORANT PIECES OF RIGHT-WING WHITE TRASH!

STOP EMBARASSING WHITE PEOPLE!
STOP EMBARASSING WHITE PEOPLE!
STOP EMBARASSING WHITE PEOPLE!
STOP EMBARASSING WHITE PEOPLE!
STOP EMBARASSING WHITE PEOPLE!

HOW WILL OUR WHITE CHILDREN – ESPECIALLY THE BOYS – EVER BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY GIVEN THIS DEFECATION ON THEIR DEMOGRAPHIC?

STOP EMBARRASSING WHITE PEOPLE!

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

August 28th, 2012
8:19 pm

hey, i just saw a black guy in the crowd! Wonder if he was a hired actor?

Class of '98

August 28th, 2012
8:20 pm

Can’t wait for Chris Christie.

td

August 28th, 2012
8:21 pm

Kyle,

Can you please get rid of this person that keeps changing his/her screen name and posting in all CAPS?

Class of '98

August 28th, 2012
8:21 pm

Finn, you mean like Condoleeza Rice, Herman Cain and Colin Powell?

You are a racist if you think black people aren’t smart enough to think for themselves.

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

August 28th, 2012
8:21 pm

gm

NOLA will be fine this time, thanks to Jindal and Landrieu the new mayor of NO. They took the warning seriously, unlike Nagin and Blanco. Local authorities are responsible for local emergencies.

Class of '98

August 28th, 2012
8:23 pm

TW, you are an embarrassment to homo sapiens in general.

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

August 28th, 2012
8:23 pm

td @8:21 Amen!

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

August 28th, 2012
8:24 pm

Mia Love, Finn, check her out, hot!

td

August 28th, 2012
8:25 pm

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

August 28th, 2012
8:19 pm

hey, i just saw a black guy in the crowd! Wonder if he was a hired actor?

He is one of the 10% that have thrown off the yoke of slavery of the white liberal elites. He told the filed bosses like Jesse and Al that they were nothing more then paid hands to keep the black man from reaching his God given true freedom.

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
8:25 pm

td @ 8:21: It’s not always the same person.

Lil' Barry Bailout - Vote American

August 28th, 2012
8:27 pm

I was in Charlotte today and highly amused at all the anti-Obozo, anti-liberal-fascist billboards all along the interstates.

It’s clear the dope-smoking maggot-infested libtards aren’t welcome.

Kyle Wingfield

August 28th, 2012
8:28 pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich: We eliminated $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. “We couldn’t raise taxes because we weren’t competitive.”

Michael H. Smith

August 28th, 2012
8:31 pm

I wonder how many anti gov speeches we will hear tonight?

Yeah and I wonder how many times obama’s liars on the left will tell that worn out lie for all to hear, probably more than just tonight no doubt?

Since when did limiting the size scope and spending powers of the federal government mean anti-government?

Sugar is sweet and most like people love it but only in small amounts and not too often on a daily bases: For where a teaspoon full of sugar is pleasing to the taste, consuming a freight car load of it at once will make one so sick they will wish they were dead!

Moral of the story: Too much of anything, which includes unlimited amounts of government, usually proves deadly.

Lil' Barry Bailout - Vote American

August 28th, 2012
8:32 pm

“Anti government”

“Pro American”

Same thing.

Tuck Bodi

August 28th, 2012
8:32 pm

I’m looking forward to Guv Christie talking about his alternative to ObamaCare.

This is where people are penalized (this is not a tax) when they eat food which is bad for you, like high calorie food, sugary food, junk food, and fatty food. I think Christie’s idea and plan is brilliant and don’t think it could come from a BETTER spokeperson! ChristieCares rocks!

Archibald Leach

August 28th, 2012
8:35 pm

I wonder who is going to be the first to make a birther joke

Lil' Barry Bailout - Vote American

August 28th, 2012
8:35 pm

The alternative to ObozoCare is freedom.

td

August 28th, 2012
8:36 pm

Gov. John Kasich gave the best speech so far and calling Bidden a liar by using the golf analogy was very good.

Class of '98

August 28th, 2012
8:37 pm

You were the first to mention Obama’s birthplace, Archibald.

Congrats.

Michael H. Smith

August 28th, 2012
8:38 pm

Limited-government is Pro-American, that meaning has never changed. Only the socialist liberals understanding of the constitution has mutated.