Republican National Convention Night 2 Open Thread

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I’m going to kick back and watch the speeches this evening. Here’s the live feed:

React and call one another names and stuff below.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    Can’t wait for Palin’s speech. I hope she mentions bush or Cheney.
    Do you think they can go all night without mentioning Willard?

    • Eat This

      I thought the big news was that Palin wasn’t speaking…

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        What? The greatest governor quitter pox news talking head isn’t speaking to America at the RNC? It’s where she belongs. I’m sure the geniuses running the RNC, ya know, the ones who invalidated nutter’s freedom by disallowing Ron Paul votes, have a special role for Mama Grizzly.

        • robert108

          Let the lying propaganda begin.

        • $8194357

          What bitter woman hatred would that be comming
          from the leftist useful idiots?
          Sheesh boob…
          Shut up..

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            What’s there to love about bitter women, particularly of the Sarah Palin type? Sheesh, nutter……shut up.

          • $8194357

            And where is the love the left shows for both
            conservitive women and minorities shark bait?
            Sheesh lemming you bought the lie, huh..
            Ghosts need to remain silent sharkbait…
            Soooo you shut up…
            Why would a young surfer dude livin in paridise
            spend so much time and effort to
            troll A ND blog anyway….
            Go away Casper..
            Stay dead…
            Stay silent
            RIP…..

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Because I care too much about my country to sit back and see it ruined by a bunch of half-witted morons who can’t understand complex issues and who inject hatred in the political process because of things they don’t understand.

          • Kerry

            Which country are you talking about, Columbia? You certainly don’t care about the USA if you voted for a Marxist who only wants to bring the country down.

          • Onslaught1066

            No, Mexico.

            Ask him, he’ll tell you his family was first to arrive on this continent.

            He’s really a cute little (short) retard, when you get right down to it.

          • $8194357

            Cute?
            Homely cute perhaps..

          • Onslaught1066

            Yes, cute, like an ugly little (short) puppy.

          • $8194357

            He needs to be spade or nuetered..

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Hanni can trace his Italian family name back through fourteen generations of Hispanics in California. Hanni’s the Honey Boo Boo of SAB, only shorter, less attractive and not quite as smart!

          • $8194357

            He is a devoted useful Lenist/Stalinist idiot..
            He is the walking talking picture boy for the lemming useful idiot apoligist for the lefts form of fascist governance….

          • $8194357

            Such a noble false moral high ground you see yourself on casper…
            And with elitist intelligence self percieved as well..
            Typical liberal leftard..

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Your views are confused and based on paranoia and delusion.

            Being called an elitist by a guy like you is not an insult.

          • $8194357

            When do you find time to work or surf sharkbait?

          • robert108

            Another perfect self-description by little hanni.
            “Accuse others of what you do.” – Karl Marx

          • Onslaught1066

            If your woman is bitter, you might try rinsing her off once in a while.

            (Well you should see Polyurethane Pam….)

            [IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/59qpy.jpg[/IMG]

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Too funny! Hanni’s love life has been severely impacted by inflation!

          • Spartacus

            If she’s bitter he’s just getting a taste of himself…

          • Onslaught1066

            Sloppy firsts?

  • Albert Lickenspittle

    When you think it cannot get worse, McCain gives a war mongering speech. The greed machine rolls on. Got to keep buying those bombers, jets, and submarines, that is what makes the rich, rich.

    • robert108

      It also provides jobs for hundreds of thousand working Americans and investors. obama is making us all poor.

      • Jamer Morrow

        So government spending provides jobs? Where does that money come from again? Oh yea they take it first. Military spending is a transfer of wealth and probably not a very productive use of resources. Granted we do need to have a military but it is not good for the economy.

        • robert108

          The military defends our freedom to HAVE an economy, so it’s definitely worth it. You want the mullahs controlling the economy?

          • Jamer Morrow

            If the military is good for the economy why not put everybody into it? Why ever stop being at war? We can build houses and factories and than have Marines destroy them. It would make for good TV also.

          • robert108

            From this last nonsense, I have to assume that your irrational hatred has unhinged you completely.
            When you regain some rationality, get back to me with some real questions about the real world.

  • Albert Lickenspittle

    Really neat they way they keep their last major failure Bush in the closet.

    • Eat This

      What? I just saw a video featuring the Bush family.

    • robert108

      President Bush had 7 years and 10 months of economic growth better than obama, he had almost 8 years of unemployment far superior to obama’s, and he killed the terrorists over there, while obama invites them over here to kill us and bows down to them. Talk about a major failure, that’s obama all over.

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        It’s hilarious that you lie about such easily disproved pipe dreams, Big 180 McCain voter.

        “obama invites them over here to kill us”? Oh Magoo, you’ve done it again!

        • robert108

          The body count proves you a liar.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Your failure is your own, not the governments, as Ryan had stated.

          • robert108

            I never fail to smack your lies with the truth, little hanni, so your babble about “my failure” is your own invention.
            Many companies, after they saw the election results, saw what was coming, and started trimming all possible expenses, mostly by laying off all but the most vital employees. It’s like battening down the hatches on a ship when you see a typhoon approaching. This is used by you left wing liars when you babble about “800,000 jobs a month” being lost. Well, that was for two months, as the companies shed employees to brace for the coming obama war on the private sector. All intelligent businessmen saw what was coming, especially when obama bowed to the terrorists and told the islamic world that he would open up our country to them to show “friendship”. That was where he invited them here to kill us, little hanni, in case you forgot that islam is dedicated to “kill all the infidels”, which obama knows quite well, being born and raised a muslim.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            “All intelligent businessmen saw what was coming, especially when obama bowed to the terrorists and told the islamic world that he would open up our country to them to show “friendship”. That was where he invited them here to kill us, little hanni, in case you forgot that islam is dedicated to “kill all the infidels”, which obama knows quite well, being born and raised a muslim.”

            Thanks for showing us your crazy, R180. It’s good to see you pulled it from the basement and expose it for all to see.

      • borborygmi

        “President Bush had 7 years and 10 months of economic growth” Of course the last two months were a doozy wiping out + what ever went before.

        • robert108

          Not at all, but thanks for lying. Two quarters of negative growth, followed by the economy bailing out after obama was elected. The big losses were after the election, but Democrats never stop lying about that.

    • JustRuss

      You know Ryan came along and said the next Presidency would be different than the current, and even prior Presidents. He was referring directly to GW Bush.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        And what secret, magic crystal ball did you read to conclude which president he was referring to? Why not just come out and blame bush, if that’s what you claim Ryan was doing?

        • robert108

          He was talking about fiscal responsibility and a tougher policy against illegal immigration and terrorism.

  • Jamer Morrow

    Republicans promising to reduce the budget without cutting anything. Republicans promising to fund SS without cutting anything. Republicans promising to police the world and get the debt under control. Republicans promising to lower taxes by 2 percent. I can’t wait to watch.

  • mikemc1970

    That was a good tattoo joke Mr. Pawlenty, but you messed up the timing.

    • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

      Timmy was horrible!

      • mikemc1970

        Better check Huck’s bat for cork. They’re going out of the park.

      • mikemc1970

        Then along comes Condi. Pop, pop, pop, someone must have given her a carbon fiber bat. You go girl.

      • mikemc1970

        Sorry, I forgot, you’re watching on MSNBC so you don’t get to see Condi speak. Never mind.

        • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

          Wrong again, Mr. 1970. I watched CSPAN, Mr. 1970.
          Rice’s full speech was shown on MSNBC, by the way.

          • mikemc1970

            I guess all that talk about them shunning minorities on Tuesday got to them. It certainly worked before when they hired Sharpton and didn’t want to be known as the white bread network.

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          You are a proven liar, you have no credibility and your statements are based on sheer stupidity.

          • mikemc1970

            Hanni wanna cracker?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            I’m showing you that your childish tactics can be turned around on you. Because you don’t have a spine or the balls to deal with your racist friends in your group, or who vote against Obama, because he is black.

            Then there is everything else that you are too cowardly to address head on, with facts and with a logical argument. You are a fucking five year old.

          • mikemc1970

            No, you’re showing you’re such a witless, hateful, and idiotic fool you can’t even argue a point without deception and misdirection. So nothing new there. The Christians talk about reaping what you sow. The Hindus speak of karma. I know for a fact there has to be a giant seagull of karma or whatever, even now, flying over your head waiting to release its turd of Damocles. When that bird of fate finally drops its bad mojo load in your face, I won’t celebrate, as you would, if it were someone else, but neither will I be surprised.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Thanks for the emotional out pour, kid. But it really does nothing to address the facts, does it?

            What’s all this talk about “white bread network”, race-baiter? And let’s not pretend that you don’t go around making idiotic and false accusations wrapped up in platitudes of a mentally deficient 10yr old.

            Karma came my way already. It’s why I am successful. After years of dealing with people in your party who try to keep minorities down, I succeeded despite them…..by earning it.

            I took my success on the road and made a home for myself in paradise. I’m sure that chaps your ass, as you sit around and hope for “karma” to take away all I have earned.

            You’re hateful and bitter.

          • mikemc1970

            Your projection is always good for a laugh. Thanks.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            But tell me about the “white bread network”, race-baiter? Surely you have the balls?

          • mikemc1970

            The cowardly racebaiter questions another persons courage. HAHAHAHAHA! Projection thy name is Hannitized.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            There is no question that you lack the courage. I just enjoy proving it to everyone. So tell me about the “white bread network”, race-baiter.

          • mikemc1970

            Poor Hanni. The only things you prove when you start typing is your complete lack of intelligence, your vindictive hatefulness, and bigotry, oh and your projection.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            So you aren’t going to tell me about your “white bread network”, race-baiting comment, mikemc1970? Instead you are only going to reveal your bitterness, hatred and ability to call people names?

          • mikemc1970

            More projection. Shocker.

          • mikemc1970

            Says the racebaiter famed for name calling.

          • Yolanda

            You know he has the balls, they been on your chin many times.

          • mikemc1970

            He is my marionette. I pull the strings and he dances.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            “You are a f*cking five year old.” Is this pretend Christian Hanni talking? Or Foul mouthed Tiny Sociopath Hanni? I forgot! They’re the same!

          • robert108

            Your problem, little hanni, is that he was telling the truth and you are lying. Not a real “turning it around”, after all.

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

      My first impression of the “tattoo” joke was to think of Fantasy Island: “De plane, boss, de plane!”

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    UH-OH HUCKS IN THE HOUSE!

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    HA!

    Even the huckster uses the “build it” lie.
    I guess he makes up his own god rules like Neiman.

    • robert108

      We did build it, and obama lied.

    • Onslaught1066

      I see that you are having memory problems again, here, let me help you out.

      Dumb-O said this:

      “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

      Barack Hussein Obama 7-13-2012

      And you concurred: (Big word, I know, look it up on google)

      “President Obama, who is dumb as a box of rocks did say that.”
      RBB (make up your own acronym) 8-17-12.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Best line tonight….”don’t be too hard on Obama, many people make lot’s of mistakes in their first job”
    hahaha

  • Neiman

    Condi just delivered a blockbuster speech, powerful on economics, international relations, race relations and the opportunities of America. IMO the very best, most powerful speech yet delivered. Bravo!

    I regret below that Christ hating Gay Bob is still so obsessed with me that he cannot leave me out of anything.

    Goodness Gov. Martinez hit another home run, GOP women rule the speeches so far, they speak with power, passion and intelligence. I am impressed.

    Now Ryan delivers, I switched to MSNBC and that Propaganda Ministry for the DNC was in full attack mode.

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    HAAAAA

    The Total DOOOOOOOSH gop just pulled out the “raided Medicare” lie.
    What a DOOOOOOSH!

    • JustRuss

      Does the ACA, or does it not, take money from Medicare to fund itself?

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        Take? No.
        Don’t believe me?

        Mitt Romney is now telling seniors that President Obama took $716
        billion out of their Medicare and gave it to somebody else,
        probably
        some undeserving no-good punk who’ll steal your car after he gets high
        on your Lipitor. I’m exaggerating only slightly:

        “Now the money you paid for your guaranteed health care is going to a
        massive new government program that’s not for you.” Sounds a lot like
        they want seniors to believe that their guaranteed health care is not
        going to be guaranteed anymore. Which is ridiculous, of course. But what
        is actually the story with the cuts?

        The Affordable Care Act did
        in fact reduce spending on Medicare. It did so through a variety of
        means both large and small, but the two biggest savings came through an
        end to the overpayments taxpayers were giving to private insurance
        companies through Medicare Advantage, and reduced payments to hospitals.
        The hospitals agreed to those reductions in large part because the fact
        that the ACA insures so many more people means that they’ll make up the
        income elsewhere, by not having to treat so many uninsured patients who
        can’t pay.
        Those two items make up
        about two-thirds of the Medicare savings in the ACA; the rest comes
        from a measures like reduced payments to some other providers and a
        crackdown on Medicare fraud. But none of the savings involve taking
        anything away from beneficiaries.

        Not only that, the opposite is
        true.
        Romney is partly right that the money from these savings is going
        to people other than seniors, since some of it does go toward expanding
        coverage for people who aren’t on Medicare. But some of those savings
        also goes to pay for increased benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. The
        ACA provides preventive care for seniors with no cost-sharing (i.e., no co-pays or deductibles), which the government says
        16 million seniors took advantage of in the first half of this year. It
        also closed the prescription drug “doughnut hole,” saving many
        beneficiaries hundreds of dollars in drug costs. What that means is that
        under the “cuts” to Medicare from the ACA, seniors now have more benefits than they did before. The savings have also extended the life of the Medicare trust fund.

        So
        while the ACA did cut Medicare, it did so in ways that didn’t reduce
        benefits for seniors, and increased those benefits in other ways. Romney
        is now saying he’ll “restore” the money to Medicare by repealing the
        entire Affordable Care Act, which actually means imposing more costs on
        seniors (re-opening the doughnut hole, bringing back cost-sharing in
        preventive care).

        http://prospect.org/article/medicare-myths-debunked

        The truth is out there Russell, just looking for guys like you to find it.

        • two_amber_lamps

          Nice cut and paste from a notoriously progressive think-tank rag… why don’t you ask George Soros what he thinks of ACA? I know, let’s ask Media Matters or HuffPo what they think of that $716B stolen from Medicare?

          You stupid leftard… you can’t even lie well.

        • robert108

          obamacaretax only “reduced spending on Medicare” by looting half a trillion from Medicare Advantage and using it to fund the obamacaretax, thus double counting the same money. Not only was it theft, but dishonest bookkeeping, as well.

      • two_amber_lamps

        Take? No… I believe the correct term would be PILLAGED.

  • Albert Lickenspittle

    Watching a convention of greedy war mongering racist rats. What fun to see them fight over more cheese for the rich rats

    • mickey_moussaoui

      you poor little parasite albert, here, take this welfare and food stamp, you earned it

  • Neiman

    I just saw some of the clips from former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and with a lump in my throat, I could only think what fine, decent men they are, whether one disagrees with their policies, there is a true humility, solid honor and fine nature about both men that should make America proud that they are America’s sons. One shot was from the Cathedral remembering 9/11 when the father reached over and patted his son on the arm, pride in having raised such a tender hearted and decent man,the son grateful for his father.

    I look at Obama and can only think about him patting himself on the arm, congratulating himself for fooling everyone.

    • Leanord Dunderfinch

      You have to be kidding. Bush did more to ruin the country than any president in history. He drove millions into poverty while he lined the pockets of the rich. What in the hell is wrong with you?

      • Neiman

        That is your subjective, biased opinion, not fact. However, I was talking about their character as human beings, something a liberal could never understand.

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    I can’t believe (well he’s gop so I obviously I can) this Total DOOOOOOOSSSH gop lied AGAIN about the auto plant that shut down under bush.

    Not Ready For Prime Time Total DOOOOOSH gop Blames President Obama For Auto Plant Closure That Happened Under bush

    http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/2012/08/17/not-ready-for-prime-time-total-dooooosh-gop-blames-president-obama-for-auto-plant-closure-that-happened-under-bush/

    • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

      Ryan actually lied multiple times. Not only that, but did you catch how he claimed if you failed it wasn’t actually your failure, it was governments? How can they claim then that they succeeded on their own?

      What an idiot. He set that one up, whose going to smash it out of the park?

      • Kerry

        Maybe one those 374,000 people who lost their job last week will. You fucking moron.

  • banjo kid

    AW! what a breath of fresh air . to finally hear and see some real people instead of card board cut outs of Messiahs and so on. fake Greek columns standing behind someone no one even knows who he is ,what a contrast! I enjoyed the speeches of all of them they reminded me of a past time in our history that we were not being lied to every breath . To see people actually do their speech with out the use of a teleprompter was one item very noticeable. Can any one ignore that this convention is one of the best in recent years . Mormon or not I feel Mitt Romney will be one of the truly great presidents of our time. The DNC cannot match this ,can’t even come close . May we return to fiscal sanity and also come to the point that we can also worship any time or place we feel is appropriate for our Lord . We do that any way but it has become a chore to wade through all these so called tolerant people who would have us hide what we do while their vile afflictions they throw into our faces . If Obama gets four more years America will cease to exist as we have known Her. To replace Obama might even restore some faith in government .

    • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

      what a contrast!

  • $8194357

    Condi hits the nail on the head.
    When Americas finances are controled by folks who don’t have her national soveriegnty
    or best interest at heart, debt creats instability and is the tool for socialist deconstruction. Global wealth redistribution..

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/08/29/condi_rice_when_a_nation_loses_control_of_its_finances_it_loses_control_of_its_destiny.html

    Quotation:

    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

    Thomas Jefferson 1802

    The international families of the Federal Reserve System have “redistributed” American labor and wealth since 1913..

    • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

      Thank you for accurately describing the failed bush years that she was an integral part of. For bonus points, tell us how much debt bushco incurred. I really don’t expect you to answer that, but if you’re man enough, you’ll look it up.

      I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1G2Jyvpje8

      • $8194357

        Not near as much as Barry, but Bush isn’t running for office, is he…
        Look squirrel….

  • chris

    Did anybody else notice that Romney praised one of the biggest government programs in US history? The moon project had cost tax payers billions of dollars, and Neil Armstrong, the American hero, was a government employee. Here was what Mitt said:

    “Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world… Tonight that American flag is still there on the moon. And I
    don’t doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong’s spirit is still with us:
    that unique blend of optimism, humility, and the utter confidence that
    when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an
    American. That’s how I was brought up.”

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