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Ryan's Reaction To Clint - Priceless


The Eastwood episode didn’t overshadow Romney, the convention, or the campaign. It was the campaign.



Jamelle Bouie had my favorite tweet of the entire Republican National Convention, when during the epically bizarre Clint Eastwood “speech,” he said: “This is a perfect representation of the campaign: an old white man arguing with an imaginary Barack Obama.”

You can’t escape the racial subtext of what happened last night. Eastwood scolded an (imaginary) black man for his perceived slights to the American way in front of an audience of millions, and a sea of mostly white faces laughed and egged him on. There isn’t anyone for “America” than Dirty Harry; like John Wayne before him, Eastwood stands in for the American sense of masculinity and rugged individualism. In his babbling incoherence, he was telling this effete liberal, possibly foreign, definitely un-American, black man the way things are really done around here.

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It perfectly encapsulates conservative thinking on race. Bigotry isn’t much more than a quirk, like drinking warm beer or being a bad tipper. In the film, Eastwood’s not a bad guy, just a lonely old war veteran further disgruntled by the deterioration of his neighborhood from a white suburban enclave to an ethnic gang wasteland. Don’t let the pandering and tokenism of a few minority eloquent minority speakers fool you: this is the mindstate of the Republican party today. Mitt Romney, who won the nomination in part because he was supposed to be the adult in the room, has played right into it with his lies about welfare and birther jokes. But he’s not a bad guy, he’s just trying to protect the America we all love. Never mind it’s an America some of us have never known.

It’s not a huge leap from “get off my lawn” to “we own this country” to “take our country back.” Someone in this equation is an intruder, claiming something they have no legitimate claim to, and for that they must pay. If Mitt Romney wins the presidency, the rest of us are stuck cleaning his Gran Torino.

http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2012/08/31/781731/clint-eastwood-delivers-the-republican-agenda/


Republicans started buzzing about their "secret guest" on Monday, if not earlier. That means they had four days to help Clint write a speech and, you know, vet it. They didn't.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/31/1126179/-RNC-nightcap-Clint-Eastwood-and-nothing-else-mattered

KARL ROVE JOKES THAT HE WANTS TO KILL TODD AKIN

Source: Think Progress

KARL ROVE JOKES THAT HE WANTS TO KILL TODD AKIN | At a fundraiser Thursday, Karl Rove told top Republican donors of his plans to use his “outside” groups — Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads — to win House and Senate seats for the party. During his remarks, Bloomberg Businessweek reports, he made the off-color joke: “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” Crossroads GPS pulled its pro-Akin ads after the Missouri Congressman and Republican Senate nominee said victims of “legitimate rape” are unlikely to become pregnant.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/31/782291/karl-rove-jokes-that-he-wants-to-kill-todd-akin/

OBAMA RESPONDS TO CLINT EASTWOOD!!!

President Obama offered up a photo reponse to Clint Eastwood's strange convention speech, which featured him roasting an empty chair that was intended to represent Obama. Via his campaign's Twitter feed:
Barack Obama

@BarackObama
This seat's taken. OFA.BO/c2gbfi, pic.twitter.com/jgGZTb02

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-responds-to-clint-eastwoods-speech?ref=fpblg

Jeb has forgotten

Jeb has forgotten 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, Afghanistan, anthrax, and the financial crisis. What a disaster his brother was—precisely because he did not keep us safe.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/30/1109064/-2012-GOP-convention-live-thread-3-Lyin-damn-lyin-and-Romney-Ryan

I Accept The Nomination Of My Parties...

for those who can't handle visual RNC - here is the Mittscript


http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/romney-convention-speech-excerpts.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

Paul Ryan Sent Out 2008 Press Release On Decision To Close GM Plant

Source: Buzzfeed

Paul Ryan Sent Out 2008 Press Release On Decision To Close GM Plant
The Congressman acknowledges most work would stop in December 2008, but also noted the accelerated closure timeline only applied to the SUVs built at the plant.




Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/paul-ryan-sent-out-2008-press-release-on-decision

everyone ready for tonight's Romney Drinking Game?

Danziger: "The Uninvited"

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