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grantcart

(53,061 posts)
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:20 PM Sep 2012

Holy S&#*, Man almighty, did you just feel that where you are?

Last edited Fri Sep 7, 2012, 05:15 PM - Edit history (1)

Updated Gallup just felt it too!!!!!!

No not an earthquake.

A Great Big Post Convention Bounce is starting to rumble to the surface, Baby.







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Holy S&#*, Man almighty, did you just feel that where you are? (Original Post) grantcart Sep 2012 OP
I'm LOVING this! tallahasseedem Sep 2012 #1
omg... glad you identified it Coexist Sep 2012 #2
LOL! To the Moon with thee oh bounce! BumRushDaShow Sep 2012 #3
Well, I'm certainly feeling a tingle down my leg!!!!! nt Honeycombe8 Sep 2012 #4
LOL +100 nt 99th_Monkey Sep 2012 #60
Stirring the heart & soul of the Democratic Party. Historic NY Sep 2012 #5
Good God yes! The country needs this kind of lift right now. nolabear Sep 2012 #6
kicking for all of those hot beautiful liberal women grantcart Sep 2012 #7
I second that! CitizenPatriot Sep 2012 #45
heck yes lovemydog Sep 2012 #53
deval partrick began it all roguevalley Sep 2012 #8
Indeed, he did! graywarrior Sep 2012 #9
Duckworth lit the match and its been building since then grantcart Sep 2012 #11
That she did!! nt hifiguy Sep 2012 #15
no. Lilly Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2012 #42
Tammy DID start the fire...and Strickland used a blow torch! FailureToCommunicate Sep 2012 #64
Yep, Ted Strickland gets my vote for 'crowd firer-upper' Myrina Sep 2012 #70
I really hope so. n/t cynatnite Sep 2012 #10
I felt it early on this evening madokie Sep 2012 #12
First Lady Michelle Obama pitbullgirl1965 Sep 2012 #13
Welcome to DU and here is "Fellow Mom". grantcart Sep 2012 #14
Welcome. I have a beautiful supersweet pit bull Lucky Luciano Sep 2012 #51
And now you can really feel it with the First Lady grantcart Sep 2012 #16
Kick! sarcasmo Sep 2012 #17
I'm in the shadow of Charlotte, I'd put it at 6.0!! SaveAmerica Sep 2012 #18
Good lord I need glasses... kalli007 Sep 2012 #20
well, maaaaybe.... SaveAmerica Sep 2012 #34
This the pre shock grantcart Sep 2012 #21
I'll bet it's a biggie! calimary Sep 2012 #19
I sense a different tone to this weeks festivities. Stryder Sep 2012 #22
Watching Current... pink-o Sep 2012 #23
I heard that comment and wondered... MrMickeysMom Sep 2012 #31
I felt it! Cracklin Charlie Sep 2012 #24
The dress and make-up perfectly highlighted the natural beauty Patiod Sep 2012 #68
Meanwhile, back at the Romney campaign... Ikonoklast Sep 2012 #25
Mittens is studying for the debates as we speak upi402 Sep 2012 #29
He'll learn to take the count at some time, very soon. Ikonoklast Sep 2012 #32
Kerry wiped the floor with Bush... awoke_in_2003 Sep 2012 #66
You mean like when the american people were "stupid" enough to make Barack Obama president? whathehell Sep 2012 #71
After eight years of Bush... awoke_in_2003 Sep 2012 #73
Oh, I see.. whathehell Sep 2012 #78
Asshats like about 50% of the house.... awoke_in_2003 Sep 2012 #79
Insults are the last resort of those whose arguments have failed, but I guess it's all you've got whathehell Sep 2012 #80
In the first post I said... awoke_in_2003 Sep 2012 #81
Nice try at a walk back, but that's only a part of what you said whathehell Sep 2012 #84
None of the speeches has fallen flat proReality Sep 2012 #26
pitch perfect, every note. grantcart Sep 2012 #27
Michelle 2016! The new Kennedy dynasty upi402 Sep 2012 #28
No dynasties, please. No nepotism. No GWH, GW, and Jeb. Let people win on merit, not bloodline. Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #58
What a night!! Greybnk48 Sep 2012 #30
I only got to see part of the speech SheilaT Sep 2012 #33
There is also a certain mathematical equation DFW Sep 2012 #49
Here's a link to the full speech video Tx4obama Sep 2012 #54
Thank you. SheilaT Sep 2012 #55
Yes :) Tx4obama Sep 2012 #56
Incredible night. highplainsdem Sep 2012 #35
I had never heard so could not fully appreciate Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2012 #36
Ted from Ohio oliverrams1 Sep 2012 #48
Exactly what I was thinking. SunSeeker Sep 2012 #59
Four More Years! DallasNE Sep 2012 #37
Let's admit that Michelle had material to work with. aquart Sep 2012 #62
I feel the bounce! gademocrat7 Sep 2012 #38
Ted Strickland did some great work, too... WestElk Sep 2012 #39
Michelle's speech was a TKO. blue neen Sep 2012 #40
Amazing first night! budkin Sep 2012 #41
Great first night! B Calm Sep 2012 #43
Speech after speech, the place was ROCKIN! ALL were great, but MICHELLE FailureToCommunicate Sep 2012 #44
Yep. That speech was about love. aquart Sep 2012 #61
All the speeches were awesome! StrictlyRockers Sep 2012 #46
I've never, in all my life have been prouder to be a Democrat! Kicked & Recd Firebrand Gary Sep 2012 #47
It was AMAZING. So proud to be a Democrat. Care Acutely Sep 2012 #50
I play lots of games. Verbal grab ass, intellectual short sheet...... cliffordu Sep 2012 #52
Nate silver has updated his numbers MFM008 Sep 2012 #57
Thanks for the update, Where in Western WA are you? Originally fm Spokane a couple of grantcart Sep 2012 #63
almost perfect night ChristianDemocratMom Sep 2012 #65
. n/t porphyrian Sep 2012 #67
OMG ThatsMyBarack Sep 2012 #69
I don't have a teevee and my home computer is screwy!!! Thanks for giving me an idea BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2012 #72
Post removed Post removed Sep 2012 #74
Oh hell yeah! libodem Sep 2012 #75
Yeah, like that twice-PPR'd putz in post seventy four! WAAAAAH! MADem Sep 2012 #76
yep libodem Sep 2012 #77
It appears that I continue to have an impact on these guys. grantcart Sep 2012 #82
Everyone needs a little shove on occasion! MADem Sep 2012 #83
They will all get the shove that they need !!! grantcart Sep 2012 #87
Thank You Rachel for EXPOSING the Republican OBSTRUCTIONISM Peaceful Protester Sep 2012 #85
I hope you're right... regnaD kciN Sep 2012 #86
"I told you so" kick grantcart Sep 2012 #88

Coexist

(24,542 posts)
2. omg... glad you identified it
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:22 PM
Sep 2012

thought it was that burrito I head for dinner!



This is the best convention ever.

nolabear

(42,186 posts)
6. Good God yes! The country needs this kind of lift right now.
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:23 PM
Sep 2012

We MUST keep the momentum. It'll get votes.

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
7. kicking for all of those hot beautiful liberal women
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:27 PM
Sep 2012

They come in all shades, sizes and cultures.

And that's the way we roll.

CitizenPatriot

(3,783 posts)
45. I second that!
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:57 PM
Sep 2012

As a woman, watching the kick ass Dem women brought tears to my eyes. Such a relief after the stepford collection...

FailureToCommunicate

(14,120 posts)
64. Tammy DID start the fire...and Strickland used a blow torch!
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:58 AM
Sep 2012

Burning down the house!

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madokie

(51,076 posts)
12. I felt it early on this evening
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:34 PM
Sep 2012

its still shaking around here and will for the rest of this convention. Man o man I love being a Democrat rubbing shoulders with people like this and my fellow DU'rs

pitbullgirl1965

(564 posts)
13. First Lady Michelle Obama
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:37 PM
Sep 2012

on right now. How cool. I loathed both George Bush Jr. but I never bashed his wife and daughters. The Republicans have been rotten to her.

kalli007

(683 posts)
20. Good lord I need glasses...
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:51 PM
Sep 2012

I first read your post as "I'm in the shower in Charlotte". Mind, meet gutter.

calimary

(82,450 posts)
19. I'll bet it's a biggie!
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:50 PM
Sep 2012

I'd heard that Obama's Intrade had already gone up a few tenths just with the first hours of the convention.

pink-o

(4,056 posts)
23. Watching Current...
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:55 PM
Sep 2012

And Spitzer just pointed out the jobs numbers are coming out on Friday, right after the convention. If they're good, RMoney and Lyan are ska-rood!!!!!

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
31. I heard that comment and wondered...
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:19 PM
Sep 2012

We need good news, or should I say, we don't need bad news...

This is all so fragile, in spite of some DYNAMITE speeches, and positivity in countering that stupid RNC display of lies.

We need good...

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
24. I felt it!
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:58 PM
Sep 2012

And that dress the First Lady is rockin' is worth a 5 point bump all by itself!

I don't usually judge too much on appearances, but dayum! And then there's the honesty and the beautiful inner spirit...

She is lovely.

Patiod

(11,816 posts)
68. The dress and make-up perfectly highlighted the natural beauty
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 09:50 AM
Sep 2012

that comes from strength and character and center-ness and good clean living.

Without that fire in her eyes, Michelle is merely an attractive woman.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
32. He'll learn to take the count at some time, very soon.
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:20 PM
Sep 2012

Until that happens, Mitt getting his punk ass smacked around by that guy with the funny name and big ears will be something to behold.

whathehell

(29,268 posts)
71. You mean like when the american people were "stupid" enough to make Barack Obama president?
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:11 AM
Sep 2012

Never underestimate the willingness of some DUers to denigrate "the American people"

as an exercises in self-hate.

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
73. After eight years of Bush...
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:15 PM
Sep 2012

I think Americans were sick of republicans. The problem is, too many have a short memory. And I stand by the stupid comment- far too many are ill-informed and lack intellectual curiosity. How do you think these asshats keep getting elected?

whathehell

(29,268 posts)
78. Oh, I see..
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 04:42 PM
Sep 2012

When Americans do something "smart", you won't credit them,

when they do something "stupid", they get ALL the blame.

Sounds "fair and balanced" to me.

By the way, if you want to shit on Americans...Shit on YOURSELF

and YOUR family and friends. That is, of course, if you really ARE an American, instead of "playing" one

on this board to CYA for insults...As to "how the asshats" keep getting elected, what "asshat", singular,

are you speaking of?...The last "asshat" was ONE George W. Bush who was not only

NOT elected, but "selected" the first time, and likely STOLE the election the second.

THIS American isn't "stupid", and neither are the vast majority on this and other boards.

Take your bigotry somewhere else.



 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
79. Asshats like about 50% of the house....
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 05:15 PM
Sep 2012

and a good portion of the senate. Like it or not, 40% of Americans vote for republican douchebags just because they are republican. That is stupid. If you don't want to hear me say it, put me on fucking ignore. Unless you are stupid and voting for those people, I am not insulting you.

whathehell

(29,268 posts)
80. Insults are the last resort of those whose arguments have failed, but I guess it's all you've got
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 05:50 PM
Sep 2012

after you've been exposed as bigoted and wrong on the facts.

After all, even if your latest assertion IS true, forty percent still does not equal

"Americans", generally. It's a large minority, but a minority, just the same, unless, of course, you're

too stupid to do the calculation.


I'd suggest you take your phoney "American" self elsewhere, or put me on ignore.

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
81. In the first post I said...
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 06:05 PM
Sep 2012

"too many Americans have a short memory", and in the second I said 40% will vote republican no matter what. If you want to take that as in insult to all Americans, including you, that is your fucking problem.

whathehell

(29,268 posts)
84. Nice try at a walk back, but that's only a part of what you said
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 09:42 PM
Sep 2012

and you know it.

Your first post said "Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people"

Period.

In your second post, you were actually clueless enough to double down with the broad brush smear,

while at the same time revealing it to be a MINORITY of Americans.".

Hint: Forty percent equals "'Some' of the American people'', maybe even "The Republican American people",

not "The American people" as in "all" of them...Get the distinction?

So the next time want to insult and denigrate an entire nation, try trading in

that stupid, sloppy Broad Brush for something smaller, but infinitely

more respectable called "accuracy". Your eagerness to avoid it has been "your fucking problem".

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,492 posts)
58. No dynasties, please. No nepotism. No GWH, GW, and Jeb. Let people win on merit, not bloodline.
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:51 AM
Sep 2012

On the other hand, ... husband and wife are not blood related. For example, Bill and Hillary both bring exceptional skill and thoughtfulness to the table. Husband and wife form a team, not a dynasty.

 

SheilaT

(23,156 posts)
33. I only got to see part of the speech
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:21 PM
Sep 2012

since I work until 8pm mountain time, but I did get to see where she said her daughters are her heart.

How is it that Michelle Obama can say that, and I know how much she means it, but with Ann Romney, there's a coldness when she talks about her family. I certainly do not want to suggest that Mrs. Romney loves her children any less than does Mrs. Obama, but the difference in how they come across is amazing.

Maybe it is as simple as who is actually raising the children.

DFW

(55,180 posts)
49. There is also a certain mathematical equation
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:28 AM
Sep 2012

Something like "Sincerity is inversely proportional to the number of Cadillacs and horses you have previously talked about."

Tx4obama

(36,974 posts)
56. Yes :)
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:05 AM
Sep 2012

There were lots of great speeches today:

Cory Booker
The Women of the U.S. House
Lilly Ledbetter
Tammy Duckworth
Deval Patrick
and of course Michelle Obama

to name a few

Iwillnevergiveup

(9,298 posts)
36. I had never heard so could not fully appreciate
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:26 PM
Sep 2012

TED STRICKLAND! How in the HELL did Kasich beat him? He really lit up the place. His one-liner "If Mitt Romney was Santa Claus, he'd fire the reindeer and outsource the elves" was tremendous. Hope he makes a comeback.

SunSeeker

(52,316 posts)
59. Exactly what I was thinking.
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 02:25 AM
Sep 2012

WTF is wrong with the people of Ohio to have voted for that rat Kasich over Strickland? I guess it was a combination of not enough people voting and Karl Rove money.

DallasNE

(7,439 posts)
37. Four More Years!
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:27 PM
Sep 2012

What a powerful, powerful speech Michelle Obama is gave. She is humanizing Barack Obama like Ann Romney could only wish she could have done. How proud I am of her!

FailureToCommunicate

(14,120 posts)
44. Speech after speech, the place was ROCKIN! ALL were great, but MICHELLE
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:47 PM
Sep 2012

was off the Richter scale!

And not in a Democratic vs Republican way, but rather a human spirit/love/family way.



Care Acutely

(1,370 posts)
50. It was AMAZING. So proud to be a Democrat.
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:29 AM
Sep 2012

I heard one commentator say something about how most of the R's who spoke at their snoozefest talked mostly about themselves. Turned to Mr. Care Acutely and said, "Well duh - that's the only thing republicans are interested in, themselves."

Their country club party was boring. We looked like AMERICA.

cliffordu

(30,994 posts)
52. I play lots of games. Verbal grab ass, intellectual short sheet......
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:35 AM
Sep 2012

Tonight was serious business.

My GOD I love the people we have onstage tonight.

c

MFM008

(19,872 posts)
57. Nate silver has updated his numbers
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:06 AM
Sep 2012

538 blog Just this night moved things up for BO. Minus 12. for Willard since Aug 28.

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
63. Thanks for the update, Where in Western WA are you? Originally fm Spokane a couple of
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:17 AM
Sep 2012

decades ago. (more like 4)

65. almost perfect night
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 09:34 AM
Sep 2012

I thought it was an awesome night. I cringed a couple of times during a couple of the speeches because I felt like they stretched the truth a little bit, and I was really hoping that all the Dems would be super careful to only state verifiable facts - after all the lying ruckus from last week. ( and I see this morning that the fact checkers are indeed working overtime to try to make it look like the dems lie, too) But overall, I thought they all brought down the house. Tammy Duckworth, hello! While watching Deval Patrick, I was reminded of a little speech given some time ago by some unknown named Obama that propelled him into the White House. And then Julian Castro spoke, and I thought - this party is in good hands for the next several decades! And Michelle.....well my goodness.....I'm so proud.

I can't wait for Elizabeth Warren and the Big Dog tonight!

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
72. I don't have a teevee and my home computer is screwy!!! Thanks for giving me an idea
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:39 PM
Sep 2012

of what's going on!!


Wonderful, exciting, encouraging!!

Not that I expected anything less!

Response to grantcart (Original post)

MADem

(135,425 posts)
76. Yeah, like that twice-PPR'd putz in post seventy four! WAAAAAH!
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 02:24 PM
Sep 2012

The more they troll, the more we know we have 'em on the ropes!

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
82. It appears that I continue to have an impact on these guys.
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 08:40 PM
Sep 2012

They may be close to the edge when they get here but I pride myself on being able to push them over the edge.

Peaceful Protester

(280 posts)
85. Thank You Rachel for EXPOSING the Republican OBSTRUCTIONISM
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:03 PM
Sep 2012
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021278999

If you come across any Republican spouting the lies that Obama has failed to unite, you show them these things. You ask them how the American Taliban of GOP Lawmakers thought it would be better to block the business of the American people because they didn't like the President. Bookmark this thread and remember it. Then use it to remind people why this election is just as important as 2008.

regnaD kciN

(26,179 posts)
86. I hope you're right...
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:10 PM
Sep 2012

...but don't know how many watching this aren't already Obama voters.

This will certainly generate an enthusiasm boost, but not so sure about a polling boost. I think the years of massive convention bumps ended when the conventions stopped being carried live on all the networks.

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