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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:49 PM

As a huge critic of this Administration, watching the RNC debacle is an excellent reminder...

...of just how incredibly fucking fucked up the GOP is in comparison and how much better, how much more competent, the Democratic Party is, even in their darkest hour.

I really wished both parties served The People better than they already do, but my god. My fucking god.

I think Rubio was the only person who actually gave a speech which was effective. The rest of them, including Romney and Ryan, gave idiotic bromides only varying in their saccharine content. The two low-lights were when they had Chris Christie AKA ManShark on stage and, of course, East Clintwood.

At the closing of the convention, Boehner even broke into tears.

I can't imagine an American objectively looking at the rolling clusterfuck of confusion that was the 2012 Republican National Convention and thinking "Those guys, YEAH!".

PB

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Reply As a huge critic of this Administration, watching the RNC debacle is an excellent reminder... (Original post)
Poll_Blind Aug 2012 OP
WCGreen Aug 2012 #1
gateley Aug 2012 #2
Change has come Aug 2012 #3
spanone Aug 2012 #4
lunatica Aug 2012 #5
Poll_Blind Aug 2012 #6
Voice for Peace Aug 2012 #9
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #7
lunatica Aug 2012 #13
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #15
elzenmahn Aug 2012 #17
Voice for Peace Aug 2012 #8
lunatica Aug 2012 #12
madrchsod Aug 2012 #10
lunatica Aug 2012 #14
99th_Monkey Aug 2012 #18
whatchamacallit Aug 2012 #11
99th_Monkey Aug 2012 #16
LSK Aug 2012 #19
Poll_Blind Aug 2012 #22
Hydra Aug 2012 #20
Jamaal510 Aug 2012 #21
CrispyQ Aug 2012 #23

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:51 PM

1. Classic....

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:53 PM

2. K&R!!!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:16 AM

3. K&R

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:17 AM

4. the contrast is stark

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:24 AM

5. Rubio just yelled absolutes at the audience as if he's doing an intervention

Sorry, but I disagree with your assessment of Rubio. He's not old enough to be the wise old man barking gems of wisdom like they're written on stone tablets a-la-God. A little humility would go a long way for him. He is supposed to be a servant of and an spokesman for the people. Not a demi-god dictating the rules to humanity.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:30 AM

6. TBH, I was still...

...in the process of taking a dump and missed a big chunk of Rubio's speech- but it seemed so much more coherent than what preceded it. So I can't say I entirely disagree with your assessment.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:36 AM

9. coherent but very rehearsed, did not seem genuine to me.

I think Rubio's calling is to be some kind of a religious preacher,
that's the way he sounds, his inflections.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:32 AM

7. I didn't see him, however the media is saying he was a "win"

Whatever that means to them.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 01:04 AM

13. Who cares what it means to them

What does it mean to you?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 01:40 AM

15. Me? I know the man for what he is.

It means nothing to me. I'm cemented in my choice for president.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 02:12 AM

17. But his behavior...

...is par-for-the-course for people who think of the voters as subjects, or "the help", and not the ultimate owners of this country.

Rubio, like Paul Ryan and Governor Crispy Creme, not to mention the rest of the Republican pack-of-jackasses, are not true conservatives. They are authoritarians, dictator-wannabes. They are bullies, and need to be dealt with as such.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:34 AM

8. I thought Rubio would be much better.

It sounded like rehearsed sentimental blather from start to finish.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 01:02 AM

12. I think he's rehearing for the Presidential bid in 2016

Most of the big speaker did that.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:40 AM

10. the debates are going to be fucking brutal

biden will make ryan cry and obama will make mittens wish he`d staid at home

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 01:09 AM

14. I'm feeling they'll cut the debates to a minimum

Romney and Ryan don't want to debate Obama and Biden. Not unless they're guaranteed to be treated 'fairly' a-la-teabag party where they can approve of all the questions asked.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 02:13 AM

18. Right. No tax returns. No debates. "just trust Mmoney/Rayn and STFU ~nt

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:43 AM

11. Word n/t

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 02:11 AM

16. Well, the very spectacle of that stadium filled with drooling knuckle-draggers

should be any and everyone's "first clue" that the GOP is, well,
pretty FUBAR ... of course as a "last gasp" swan song, it was
perfect in a way too.

Quite painful to watch though.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 02:17 AM

19. except nobody heard Rubio because everyone was going "what the hell just happened" n/t

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Response to LSK (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 02:08 PM

22. Except for people listening on the radio, I'd say this is almost a certainty.

I was listening to him while doing something in another room and it was so weird, I couldn't really make out what was going on- except that something seemed horribly, horribly wrong. Rubio came on and seemed not to miss a beat going into his spiel. So it didn't have as much impact if one was just listening, IMO. But most people were watching and I can't imagine anyone being able to concentrate after the stack of crazy cakes Eastwood put on the table. So, agreed!

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:45 PM

20. The scary thing is how fast they're lowering the bar

The Obama administration is like a well-run Republican Administration. Because the Repubs have been degenerating so fast and so much, this sort of thing is like an anchor dragging us to the bottom of the ocean...and all we can say is, "...It's not as bad as it could be."

"Not with a bang, but a whimper..."

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:53 PM

21. LOL @ "East Clintwood"!

Him talking to that empty chair was priceless. You'd think that this was a Daily Show or Onion parody.
But man, that entire Republican Circus this week was nothing short of a lie-fest. It's pathetic when your party's policies are at odds with so many people's interests that you have to fool people to vote for you. Even Jeb resorted to the "stop blaming my brother" card, even though Shrub II's administration is the culprit for our massive debt and our wars.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 03:54 PM

23. Here's my comment about the repubs, on another thread:

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