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Hello readers, Luis the Fifth here (Luis V.) ready to comment on the last night of the DNC.
So here we are one week and one awkward senile rant at an empty chair later, the last day of the DNC. What a week this has been for the Democrats. If you’d asked me last week what my reaction to the DNC would be today I would’ve said M’eh. Today I realize that would have been a total understatement on my part.
Tuesday saw two great speeches, the first by Mass. Governor Deval Patrick. After his speech I was left with two questions; 1) Where the hell does this guy get off having a backbone and 2) why don’t other democrats grow a fucking spine like this guy? The second speech of the night saw Michelle Obama in amazing form. Talk about charisma transfusion! Also, Ann Romney who?
Last night was even more inspiring than Tuesday and I didn’t think that would be possible. From Elizabeth Warren’s stirring speech on the need for economic justice to Clinton’s masterful evisceration of all of the Romney/Ryan campaign’s lies. Last night was just one huge ball of energy.
In addition to having had 2 unbelievable days of speeches leading up to his, Barack Obama got amazing news this morning. The new job numbers for Aug were released. The tl;dr version, just over 200K new private sectors jobs added to the economy and a decrease in new unemployment claims. It seems there was something after all to Clinton’s feeling on the economic recovery. Could the Dems have asked for a better way to end this week? I mean how pissed off do Republicans have to be about this turn of events. It’s as if their god is just not listening to them.
Tonight we’ll hear from Congressman Barney Frank, VP Joe Biden, and, of course, Barack Obama. Stay tuned!
Here we go:
I think Obama made his case the best way he could. He put forward both party’s visions for America, outlined consequences for both paths and told America, it’s up to you. I also think Clinton made an excellent case for Obama’s re-election and whether you like it or not, he was the highlight of the convention. Will it be enough? Personally I think it will be but there’s still 60 days to go and plenty can happen in the meantime.
Luis V. has agreed to live blog the DNC tonight.
I’m not able to because we have a job until about 10:30 to tend to.
So join him here from time to time as he works together some real doozies.
Give him hell in the comments.
Make him really work for it.
Above is a quote meme from Bill Clinton saying, “In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president’s re-election was pretty simple … we left him in a total mess, he hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in.”
The Republican initiative to bash Obama for not cleaning it up fast was the most repeated line at the RNC.
And while I can appreciate where it comes from, it’s lame. Yawn, yawn, fart fart.
I saw the below image posted which is reflective of the reverse racism card idea that Republicans want desperately to come true:
It’s a play on the old, sexual saying about going black. It reads, “Once you vote black, you never go back.”
I find it a wee too hypocritical. There’s not a person I’ve ever met who hasn’t pulled the line out in jest in public.
Is it racist? It’s designed to be racist.
I don’t agree that it’s the worst thing that could have been applied to a button.
Rush Limbaugh — on the other hand — that guy made a blatant racist statement, and you won’t see any of my Republican friends denounce him. Did you hear about this.
Limbaugh said (emphasis mine),
“Now he can’t fill up this 73,000 Black Panther Stadium. This does not make for a healthy environment and, I’m telling you, when the crowds no longer show up, when you’re no longer drawing crowds, that is a sobering day, that is a tough reality to face.”
The stadium is called, “Bailout Bank of America Stadium.”
I mean, gosh, what an idiot.
Click here for what the Daily What is saying.
Click here for some of Joe My God’s coverage at the DNC is.
If you haven’t been watching Jon Stewart’s bash of the idiots ruining the idea that they are the party of inclusion attending the DNC, you should watch it here.
Joanne Casey and the kids over at Tastefully Offensive Tumblr never fall short to help me laugh.
Here are a few of their posts in one place to brighten your Thursday.
School test reads, “Do not write your essay on this page.” Someone wrote beneath it, “Your essay.”
Funny some ecard reads, “I was so drunk last night at the bar, when I walked across the dance floor to get another drink, I won the dance competition.”
Graffiti of a sort of swastika looking thing got a smiley face head. Reads, “I like to touch-up the graffiti found in my school bathrooms.”
The Moon pulling down his pants using a 2500mm lens.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former President Bill Clinton’s stem-winding nomination speech was a fact-checker’s nightmare: lots of effort required to run down his many statistics and factual claims, producing little for us to write about.
Republicans will find plenty of Clinton’s scorching opinions objectionable. But with few exceptions, we found his stats checked out.