The 2012 Republican Conventiion

Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by Foxfyre, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    NOTE: This thread is in the CDZ so we can discuss the Republican Convention in the CDZ spirit. :)

    The Republican Convention was gaveled to order and immediately recessed yesterday followed by a wonderful prayer for the victims of Isaac and those still in harm's way.

    It is getting revved up full steam this afternoon with the roll call of states currently in process.

    This thread is for comments on the process, the dynamics, the theme, the tone, and the speeches of those scheduled to speak. Also for what those watching hope to see result from the convention.
  2. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    My first impression of the roll call is frustration with Fox who won't let us watch the roll call but has run constant commentary.

    So I switch to CNN who has been totally focused on the unhappiness of the Ron Paul delegates.

    MSNBC is focused on Al Sharpton blasting Rick Santorum for racist remarks. Sigh.

    Modern news organizations have absolutely no clue how to cover a convention.
  3. Avatar4321
    Offline

    Avatar4321 USMB Mod Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    60,944
    Likes Received:
    6,565
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Ratings:
    +6,568 / 0 / -0
    Because they dont really care about news
  4. Swagger
    Offline

    Swagger VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    7,027
    Likes Received:
    1,029
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    European Far Right
    Ratings:
    +1,044 / 3 / -0
    Is this a convention any registered Republicans can attend; or is it more of a mass press conference for candidates?
  5. freedombecki
    Offline

    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    23,690
    Likes Received:
    5,895
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +5,895 / 0 / -0
    They're chipping away at the nation's unity, imho. What a buncha pirhanas the press has made of itself since the first time Wulf Blitzer drooled his way through a Clinton interview. Euuuw.
  6. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    Anybody can attend Swagger, and lots of folks do, but to be on the Convention floor you have to be a Congressperson, government department head, a governor, a designated speaker, a member of an offocial state delegation, somebody that delegation has selected to announce or introduce something or somebody, such similar types, and/or a member of the media. That only allows for several thousand folks on the the convention floor. (I'm thinking crashing the party might be pretty easy.) Everybody else is consigned to the perimeters, balcony, etc.
  7. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    I did get to watch a litle bit of Mia Love's speech. She black, beautiful, and from UTAH of all places and, if elected, would be the first black female Republican congresswoman. The only problem is she doesn't look very tough. And the opposition tends to be really really tough on conservative women in general, and on conservative black people in particular.
  8. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    Chris Christie is the keynote speaker this evening and that should be a real stemwinder.
  9. C_Clayton_Jones
    Online

    C_Clayton_Jones Lex dabit remedium

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    19,384
    Likes Received:
    3,713
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    In a Republic, actually
    Ratings:
    +3,720 / 5 / -0
    They know how to cover elections as to ratings – hence the above.
  10. MeBelle60
    Offline

    MeBelle60 VIP Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    12,393
    Likes Received:
    3,839
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Ratings:
    +3,844 / 0 / -0
    C-Span.
  11. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    Yeah, good idea MeBelle. I may have to swtich over there. Thanks for reminding me.
  12. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    Only problem with that is not being able to keep up with Isaac too, but I'll figure something out.
  13. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    But years ago, before cable news, all three networks covered the conventions with all the announcements, all the speeches, all the hoopla and drama from gavel to gavel. And the world watched.
  14. Montrovant
    Offline

    Montrovant Fuzzy bears!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6,380
    Likes Received:
    717
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Beyond the Veil
    Ratings:
    +718 / 0 / -0
    I have no idea what that means! Is it good or bad? :confused:

    :lol:
  15. Conservadude
    Offline

    Conservadude Registered Conservative

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    VA
    Ratings:
    +107 / 0 / -0
    Watch online.

    CNN.com has a stream.

    Enjoying it so far.
  16. rdean
    Offline

    rdean rddean

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    41,562
    Likes Received:
    3,836
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    chicago
    Ratings:
    +3,842 / 8 / -0
    John Kasich, gov of Ohio is talking. The guy who stripped Union rights. Then the people overturned his legislation by 22 points. And now he's talking about his success?

    He's cut funding for children's health, education, higher education. In fact, he even cut tower guards at maximum security prisons. All to give tax cuts to the wealthiest in Ohio. He's "perfect". He's the perfect Republican.

    Now he's talking about how Romney "fixed" the Olympics, but forgot to mention the 1.3 billions he got from the Republican Senate.
  17. Rozman
    Offline

    Rozman VIP Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,271
    Likes Received:
    1,812
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Brooklyn,NY
    Ratings:
    +1,813 / 1 / -0

    They are hammering Obama on his belief that business owners suck.
    Good for them...
  18. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,303
    Likes Received:
    5,871
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +5,891 / 1 / -0
    You left out all the good things that are happening in Ohio now, such as going from 48th in the nation to 4th in the nation in job creation. I doubt anybody is suffering to any cuts that were made in the process considering that Kasich's approval rating at one time nosedived into the basement and now is approaching 50% and continues to rise.
  19. Conservadude
    Offline

    Conservadude Registered Conservative

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    VA
    Ratings:
    +107 / 0 / -0
    Bobs4Jobs!

    Great governor, great guy!
  20. Merchant_of_Meh
    Offline

    Merchant_of_Meh Child of the Keywork

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    The Mehtherlands
    Ratings:
    +48 / 0 / -0
    Not a big fan of McDonnell personally. Don't like his demeanor much.

    His speech was a good one at least. Well delivered.

Share This Page