Go read the list of DNC speakers

Hooooly cow. I hadn’t realized how bad it must be until just this moment.

From The Independent Journal Review.

(PS They gave me drugs, so I’m good for tonight. Hic.)

Comments

  1. Randy in Richmond says:

    I don’t understand how you cannot relate. For goodness sakes, one of the speakers is a Desperate Housewife! 🙂

  2. The Lorax says:

    Here are some of the RNC hard hitters..

    Lucé Vela, First Lady of Puerto Rico.
    Janine Turner, actress and Tea Party activist.
    Sher Valenzuela, candidate for Lt. Governor of Delaware.
    Beau Davidson, recording artist, actor and model.
    Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce

    I’ll take Eva Longoria – a noted philanthropist and activist in addition to actress – over any of the above-mentioned doozies.

  3. But Sandra Fluke!

    I’m kind of surprised Julia isn’t on the list.

  4. I’m pretty sure Sandra Fluke IS Julia.

  5. BrkfldDad says:

    Cardinal Dolan – ’nuff said 🙂

  6. Dolan may have to be a future book subject. Such an interesting guy.

  7. Randy in Richmond says:

    I would suggest that Eva Longoria’s position as a ‘National co-chair of President Barack Obama’s Reelection Campaign'( named Feb 2012) along with her hispanic roots has much to do with her selection to speak at the Democratic National Convention. No problem with a party loyalist speaking at a convention. But neither Longoria or Kennedy were chosen for their commendable philanthropic endeavors.

    And Beau Davidson, listed above as a “hard hitter” will be on stage, as an entertainer–not a speaker.

    http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Eva-Longoria-named-a-co-chair-of-President-Barack-Obamas-reelection-campaign/8554477

  8. Randy in Richmond says:

    There’s been some discussion on Twitter about whether or not to watch the Democratic Convention. It’s an easy call for me–won’t be for several reasons. Today’s social media, TiVo, DVR’s, and such allow us to cherrypick our viewing choices. Plus, while not being psychic I already know what thay’ll be saying. I also have a volunteer thing this week that will consume much of my time.

    So if anything new does comes up, maybe some of you that are watching can share it here. You could report that the US National Debt will reach 16,000,000,000,000 dollars during the Convention, or roughly $51,000 for each and every American, but I doubt you’ll hear that discussed. Anyway, that’s old news.

  9. Me either. Already turned off the TV for the day. Can not wait to be done with this campaign season.

  10. “You could report that the US National Debt will reach 16,000,000,000,000 dollars during the Convention…”

    This IS old news, so why is this relevant? The National Debt was slightly less than this number last week. Am I supposed to assume that Mitt Romney cares more about curbing our debt than President Obama?

    The last time I checked, Mitt Romney supports unfunded, regressive tax cuts and his sidekick voted for Medicare Part D, the Iraq War and our previous round of unfunded, regressive tax cuts. There is nothing out there that leads me to believe that the National Debt should be more of an issue this week than last week.

  11. Randy in Richmond says:

    Apparently the new tact is to blame Romney for our national debt–an unelected citizen who has never held a national office. Does this mean the blaming of Bush is waning and now we can blame Republicans that are only running for national office-not yet elected for our financial woes?

    And the current President’s sidekick voted for the Iraq war along with 28 other Democratic Senators.

    Just because something is old news, or not more of an issue than last week, doesn’t lessen the fact that it’s bad news. It’s a milestone that I realize Democrats don’t want to highlight as opposed to say, how long it takes to run a marathon.

  12. “Apparently the new tact is to blame Romney for our national debt…”

    Maybe. I’m not. I’m just blaming him for endorsing non-deficit neutral tax cuts going predominantly for rich people.

    “Does this mean the blaming of Bush is waning and now we can blame Republicans that are only running for national office-not yet elected for our financial woes?”

    I was actually blaming Bush and Republicans in Congress (Paul Ryan in particular) directly for supporting non-deficit neutral tax cuts, the Iraq War and Medicare Part D which added, substantially, to the National Debt over the last decade. Republican Presidents have little history of being deficit hawks. Reagan and GW were two of the biggest deficit spenders in American history. There’s no evidence to suggest that Romney will be any different, especially since he’s a trickle-down, hocus pocus believer.

    “And the current President’s sidekick voted for the Iraq war along with 28 other Democratic Senators.”

    I hope they’re ashamed of supporting such a waste of financial (and human) capital as well.

    “It’s a milestone that I realize Democrats don’t want to highlight as opposed to say, how long it takes to run a marathon.”

    I’m sure that makes good TV but I hope they don’t. They should focus on things that matter. Policy. Highlight the ridiculous math errors in Ryan’s budget proposal that are supposed to pass as intelligent policy and his plan to “voucherize” Medicare (which Romney has said is similar to his own plan) which would transfer health care costs on to the beneficiary. Focus on Romney’s unfunded tax cut proposal and why he can’t name one “base broadening” tax reform that would make these cuts deficit neutral. Tell American’s what happens when President Romney “fires Bernanke” and installs a “sound money” lunatic who thinks a strong dollar policy is good for working class Americans still struggling through the Great Recession. Basically, tell Americans who these guys are really working for.

  13. Michelle hit it out of the park. There’s no way around it. In fact, she hit a grand slam.

    @J Strupp, facts don’t matter. Good leaders are good liars and vice versa. Democrats are the better leaders right now, which also means my assumption, until proven otherwise, is that they are the better liars.

    Ryan’s numbers don’t add up, but neither do Obama’s. We have unfunded pension liabilities measured in the trillions. We will need to cut benefits. There are no two ways around it, no matter what your fearless leader tells you. We also need to raise taxes, no matter what the GOP says. We need to pay more to get less just to pay back the “free” promises that politicians from both parties made over the past 50 years or so.

  14. @J. Strupp, what annoys me is how idiots like Chuck Schumer brag about expanding Medicare Part D even though they voted against it in the first place. Just because you raised taxes to “pay” for it doesn’t make it any less costly in the long run.

  15. Randy in Richmond says:

    So the braintrust of the Democratic Party that has been planning the Charlotte Convention for what, 1 to 2 years, never considered in all that planning time that in early September in Charlotte there might be a chance of thunderstorms in the evening hours? Right.

    Either they are totally inept or they can’t get enough folks for the stadium. What else could it be?

  16. Randy in Richmond says:

    Sandra Fluke is about to get up at the Democratic Convention and I expect talk about the perceived war on women.

    Last night Ted Kennedy was honored:
    Chappaquiddick

    Later tonight Bill Clinton will speak:
    Gennifer Flowers
    Paula Jones
    Juanita Broaddrick
    Kathleen Willey
    Elizabeth Gracen
    Monica Lewinsky

  17. “There’s been some discussion on Twitter about whether or not to watch the Democratic Convention. It’s an easy call for me–won’t be for several reasons.”

    LOL. 🙂

  18. Oh Randy, you sad, small, little man.

  19. Randy in Richmond says:

    What’s so funny about my not watching the Democratic Convention? I did resort to watching NBC for the night as I watched the Giants/Cowboys game. Probably the most exciting season opener I’ve ever seen.(Giants 37 / Cowboys 34)

    I also linked and read from my Email site this article and schedule of the night’s speakers:

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/full-tuesday-schedule-democratic-national-convention-210741792–election.html

    This shows Fluke speaking well into the slot between 9 and 10 pm.

  20. Randy in Richmond says:

    When one cannot debate or dispute truth, one resorts to personal attacks against the commenter–happens most every time. It takes a strong, grownup individual to resist the temptation to do so.

  21. I thought the Cowboys won. I’m so confused!

  22. LOL. That WAS a great game…..last December when the Giants beat Dallas 37-34. Last night the Cowboys won. Make sure you’re googling the correct game next time.

    Hey, it’s cool if you watched the DNC Convention. Someone has to. I heard Clinton’s speech was pretty good.

  23. Randy in Richmond says:

    I did watch the game. I copied the wrong info. My mistake. My lame excuse is I was up too early. 🙂
    Funny thing is I did not see last year’s game which probably was better than this one.

  24. Randy in Richmond says:

    I have a confession. I’m evolving. Tonight I will watch the President be introduced. It transcends politics. Okay, the fact that one of those doing the introducing is Scarlett Johansson has something to do with it.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/wood_babes_to_make_day_0cVJqHNdC5i02HwOQZnyqM