Tuesday, August 26, 2008

SHOCKER: Just like their nominee, Dem Convention lacks clear message.

I’m a sucker for political conventions, so last night I was excited to watch the first evening of coverage of the Democrat Convention in Denver. Sure the stage was awesome, but something was clearly missing, a message.

Michelle Obama was the keynote of the night, like her husband she looks the part; and her speech was solid but it clearly was written to make the Obama’s seem just like the rest of us. So after the first night, I think we all know one thing, John McCain’s celebrity ads are created so much havoc that Team Obama America had to spend the first night of their convention doing damage control.

Conventions are about one thing, establishing a vision for our country. It doesn’t matter how many times someone says the word “hope” or “change,” those words mean nothing. Obama needs to clearly define what hope is with this convention, and I seriously doubt he’s going to be able to do that.

Also speaking last night were two Iowans.

The first former Republican Jim Leach. Leach gave his usual history lesson, but then leveled an attack on the Republican Party.

"The party that once emphasized individual rights has gravitated in recent years toward regulating values. The party of military responsibility has taken us to war with a country that did not attack us. The party that formerly led the world in arms control has moved to undercut treaties crucial to the defense of the Earth. The party that prides itself on conservation has abdicated its responsibilities in the face of global warming and the party historically anchored in fiscal restraint has nearly doubled the national debt, squandering our precious resources in an undisciplined and unprecedented effort to finance a war with tax cuts.”

Just a few problems with this Jimbo:

  • It’s the liberals who are forcing their lack of values and disrespect to the institutions of marriage on me.

  • Sorry Jim, in a perfect world the UN could impose sanctions and stand behind therm. Unfortunately they don’t and without the US rouge leaders would go unchecked in the world. Do I like the US being the world policemen? No. But I shudder at the thought of a world without a US presence.
  • You can blame the war for our budget mess, but I think it was the massive entitlement program that was passed in 2004 that has saddled our nation with increased debt. Now Obama America and his liberal friends want to pass a couple more entitlement programs, a socialist health care system, and a socialist college tuition program. Jim, what do you think that’s going to do for our national debt?

Leach is a disgrace.

The other Iowan to speak was Candy Schmieder who said she read Obama’s books and thinks he’s dreamy. Was I the only one who thought she was going to speak about the floods? Oh that’s right the Democrats are on vacation and don’t give a rip about the flood victims. Fear not flood victims, Nancy Pelosi will visit in September to help he boy Loebsack out, and since it’s an election year they will buy your vote.

Here’s the bad news for Democrats, its not just some conservative blogger that thinks the Dem convention got off on the wrong foot, its people like James Carville, and Susan Estrich. Yikes!


  1. James Carville is so smart.

  2. Carville rules.

    Check out what Cillizza had to say about our boy Leach. Ha!:

    WORST TAKEAWAY: It probably seemed like a good idea to give former Republican Congressman Jim Leach a prime time speaking role. After all, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is speaking at the Republican National Convention and turnabout is fair play. Or not. Leach, a dull speaker, neutralized the excitement and energy created by Kennedy. If convention nights are meant to build to a crescendo, Leach's speech delivered a thud.

  3. Under Leach's senerio, we shouldn't have gone to war with Hitler, either, since he didn't attack us.

    Gosh, I just get sick to my stomach thinking about all the times I defended him, eventho I disagreed with him.

    Lesson learned.

  4. "It’s the liberals who are forcing their lack of values and disrespect to the institutions of marriage on me."

    No they aren't. They aren't forcing anything on you. You don't want to marry a dude, don't marry a dude. Don't go to a church that will marry two dudes. That's fine. Don't go to the weddings. Believe they'll burn in hell and conveniently ignore all your sins the government allows you to commit (ever gamble? fornicate? use contraception? something you do on a regular basis is a sin to someone).

    It's this kind of idiocy that has driven me and a lot of thoughtful people (like Leach) out of the GOP. Enjoy the party, flat-earthers.

  5. Jim Leach is so boring, he could make a train take a dirt road.

  6. Russ from WintersetAugust 26, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    The only thing I took away from Leach's speech last night is reinforcement that his voice is being done by Jim Henson from beyond the grave. I half expected him to close out with a "Kermit the Frog here..."

  7. Leach is a lousy piece of shit. I participated in many of his event, parades, helped in his re-elections and even carried his fucking banner. I hope that he has brain aneurysms and languishes in the hospital on a ventilator for months. Then the liberals can decide that the plug should be pulled or his feeding tube should be removed ala Terri Schiavo.

    Have a nice day.

  8. Will the last normal sane person to leave the party turn out the lights? The crazy Jesus freaks prefer to be left in the dark.

  9. Not sure how providing rights to all Americans is going to force Krusty to toss his wife overboard and marry Sideshow Bob.

    A person from Cedar Rapids spoke on Tuesday night about the flooding.

    Carville is an idiot.

  10. Yeah NoNeed..Carville is such an idiot that his strategies helped to get the only Democrat elected to two-terms in the White House since FDR.

    I'd be paying attention to what that "idiot" said if I were Howard Dean and the DNC...

  11. chris- It does not matter if someone's 'sin' is sin to 'someone'. If that were the case, then every time someone was offended, we would have lots of problems, because everyone will be offended, and everyone will offend; it's a fact of life.

    It only matters if God calls it sin.

  12. liberals never let facts of any kind, let alone facts of life, interfere with their fantasy that the sky is actually green, not blue.