Thursday, September 6, 2012

I missed Clinton

Actually, I missed Clinton's speech, not him!  Although I miss him compared to what Obama's been doing to us.

OKAY....so what I wondered was this:  WHAT PART OF WHAT HE SAID REALLY STOOD OUT IN YOUR MEMORY/THOUGHTS, ETC.   AND WHY?   WHAT MADE YOU GRATE YOUR TEETH THE MOST OR MAYBE MAKE YOU SAY "WELL, WELL, I HAVE TO ADMIT I AGREE WITH HIM THERE...:"  ?

I will say I heard and agreed with the two minutes during which he complimented the Bushes :-)  But, then people arrived for a meeting and I couldn't hear how he turned the compliments for Bush into slams on Romney, which I figured happened?

PLEASE tell us what you remember from Clinton's speech..........I think that'll be telling and could strike up some good conversation!  Thanks,

Z

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106 comments:

Always On Watch said...

I didn't have the energy to sit up for Clinton's speech. The first week of classes is grueling.

I did manage to catch a few portions online and on television this morning. Clinton is an excellent speaker. Yeah, he's an asset to Obama's campaign.

But I did notice something else, and it struck me as strange: that embrace between Obama and Clinton was a full-body man hug and lasted more than 3 seconds. WTH?

Now, if Clinton has had some kind of brain incident on the right side of his brain (often a complication of open heart surgery and sometimes such minor damage that it's undetectable), that might explain his affection.

Always On Watch said...

A couple of articles from Politico:

ONE

TWO

FrogBurger said...

Football is more important than the DNC.

Joe said...

I watched his crooked finger...the same one he used when he said, "I did not have sex with..."

So far the Convention has been about killing babies in the womb, hating George Bush and proclaiming Mitt Romney to be even more dangerous.

As far as their plan, it was very much like "Don't change horses in mid stream" (not in the Lincolnesque sense).

FrogBurger said...

What I retain mostly from the quotes is that "America is the greatest country" (Ok, yes) but we need to keep changing it to something that looks like Europe.

They're full of merde and I don't want to bother watching because I don't need to feel infuriated in the evening.

Anita Davis said...

I think that Michelle Obama was pissed at the “Finger Waver” getting all the thunder. Fox showed a shot of Michelle right after the end of Clinton’s speech, and boy did she looked pissed off. I laughed at that so hard, O almost peed in my pants. Michelle Obama looks ticked off 95% of the time of Clinton’s speech.
Clinton and the entire DNC are still playing the “Blame Game” I guess that that’s all they have.

Liberalmann said...

If you want the truth about the GOP and their lies dissected one by one, watch his Speech. He explains it very well.

The problem with this country is we are so divided and right would rather wrap themselves up in their lies than discover the truth.

Liberalmann said...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80812.html

FreeThinke said...

"I don't want to bother watching because I don't need to feel infuriated in the evening."

You put my thoughts into words so perfectly Froggie, I don't need to add anything to your statement.

~ FreeThinke

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mr Clinton is an actual politician and knows when to change his stance slightly when necessary. Obama is not only tone deaf but rigid.

BZ

FrogBurger said...

The problem with this country is we are so divided and right would rather wrap themselves up in their lies than discover the truth.

That applies to yourself, idiot.

If you want to discover the truth, move to Europe and try to get a nice paying job.

You're such a tool.

Mindy B. said...

I wonder if the Women who have been fighting for Women's rights thought that having Bill Clinton give any speech at this convention was a good idea?
Why would anyone give praise for a Rapist and someone who took advantage of a Young Female Intern?
Having the impeached national disgrace give the keynote address just confirms to me the modern democrat-progressive party is peopled by dolts and loons. And by reading the PROGRESSIVE blogs prove my point..

The Panzer Of Doom said...

Bill Clinton showed his solidarity with women of the Republican's War On Women by giving his speech in a Blue dress.

Pamela D. Hart said...

"Folks, whether the American people believe what I just said
or not may be the whole election. I just want you to know that
I believe it. With all my heart, I believe it." ~ Bill Clinton

When he said THAT, I said to my TV, “Oh right, like I’m gonna believe the man who perjured himself.”

Gotta give Clinton credit, he's smooth as silk.

Z said...

Mindy, you make a really good point; imagine Clinton talking about woman's rights when there were so many lawsuits and scandals because he'd abused women.

I think that's kind of a metaphor for last night, personally.

After I wrote this post and set it for midnight last night, I did see some of his speech.

I hate to say this because I thought he had some integrity, but the thought "and WE thought Monica Lewinsky was the whore?" came to mind.
Ya, Obama and Clinton have never got along but Yahoo had some article about how they watched sports or something together, shared a meal, and all is well. So, that's the liberal story. Shows what integrity they have and just how the media will lie for the, huh?

One thing I didn't hear was THE SIXTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS!!

Wait, how can they continue to pay for SO MUCH without going into insurmountable and country-crushing DEBT?

And the whole audience doesn't seem to grasp that. I wish I could feel that way; unconcerned, unaware that our country's withering under the debt. Are these all rich people in that DNC room who don't understand family budgets?

Clinton did an excellent job if you're not thinking..

He talked about how he liked the Bushes to make him seem centrist, then got most everything wrong after that. But only very subtly wrong; had he been a Republican, there would be those typical morning-after a Republican's speech showing the errors.. This guy? ZIP.

I couldn't watch a lot of it, but I sure got his cleverness and how the people worship him and how much power that has.

Ducky's here said...

It as guy's night out last night.

Had to pass on Slick Willy.

Z said...

AOW, thanks for the politico pieces ...I just read the top one with this clinton quote in it

"15. “Though I often disagree with Republicans, I actually never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate our president and a lot of other Democrats.”"

DO you all see how sublime that is? And how much insinuation there is in that little phrase? We NEVER EVER saw the kind of hatred the left displayed toward Bush, the hate was about his dying, rejoicing when Cheney was hospitalized, celebrating so much over TOny Snow's death that Huff Post crashed under the weight of comments, remember?

Yet CLinton says HE never hated as much as Repulicans do. Do we all really get how powerful and beguiling a message that is? VERY effective.
Romney's not as adept at that kind of evil.

Clinton did win votes for Obama. THere is NO DOUBT about that..

Z said...

By the way, folks; WAS there a storm in Charlotte?

Juan Williams said even he'd been told it wasn't going to be a storm....the left clings to that, but my friend kid emailed me yesterday that the weather reports did not include a storm.

They couldn't get enough people bussed in to fill that stadium; after Clinton's speech, they sure could now.

Fredd said...

I made a point of not watching Bill, I was intent on catching the Cowboys-Giants game.

A sound bite of Clinton's grated on me quite a bit, though: "...things were a real mess, he didn't clean it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in charge."

I still don't buy the notion that the GOP drove the car into the ditch. The damn Democrats, namely Chris Dodd and Barney Frank giving deadbeats free houses was the promimate cause of the entire mess that Barry inherited. The GOP (Bush) tried to reign in Fannie and Freddie (remember that?), but was shouted down by the Democrats. Says Barnie at the time: 'Fannie and Freddy are doing just fine.'

And then the bubble bursts, Lehman goes under, etc. etc. etc. All Democrat fault, every bit of it. It's not even arguable.

FrogBurger said...

Fredd, I think the statists are at fault, GOP or Dems. They mess everything up. Even the right-wing French statists messed France up.

Silverfiddle said...

I didn't watch him. I will give the devil his due: Clinton is the greatest politician of our lifetime.

Z said...

SO, I just GOogled a bit...no, I was right; no headlines of fact checking like the day after the RNC conventions, every single day......no mention that CLINTON NEVER ASKED "HOW ARE WE GOING TO CONTINUE BORROWING AND SPENDING FOR ALL THE THINGS OBAMA AND I ARE PROMISING YOU JUST FOR VOTES?"...

AND, an article on the Yahoo headline mentioned the GOD and JERUSALEM platform disappearances and how they voted them back in as amendments...NEVER ONCE MENTIONED HOW VILLARAIGOSA RIGGED THAT VOTE TO THE POINT LANNY DAVIS AND JUAN WILLIAMS SAID "THIS IS A LOW POINT IN DEMOCRAT POLITICS"

That was 2/3's vote they were supposed to reach!! That was a scream/vote slightly on the NO side...he had them scream their votes THREE TIMES, the Nos were slightly stronger and he said "that's it , the yes wins...they're back in the platform!"
That was hilarious...anything to make sure they don't look horrible. And they did.


I wish the REpublicans had promised Americans the world.....but they are adults and adults don't promise their kids toys when there are no toys in the budget. THey'll play with their children and try to build their character and maybe how to open a lemonaid stand (that is if the left hasn't made a health law against that, I believe they have?), but they won't promise so much that they have to go next door and ask the neighbor if HE can pay for their kids' toys.

FrogBurger said...

I wish the REpublicans had promised Americans the world.....but they are adults and adults don't promise their kids toys when there are no toys in the budget.

That's exactly what it is. French socialists decreased the retirement age to 60, give you more vacations, etc...

It's lalaland with the left.

The Born Again American said...

I thought the part about Romney having a sterling business career was the best... Oh wait a minute, that was not in his speech, it was in an interview and caught him telling the truth...

Z said...

SF..no doubt about that.

Fredd, no it's not arguable but it's sure hidden, isn't it. That truth got swallowed in the dem rhetoric and covered-for by the media.

Brooke said...

What stuck out?

Well, I admit to not watching the whole thing. But of the bits I heard, Clinton said that he wanted a man who is "cool on the outside, but burns for America on the inside."

Oh, Obama wants America to burn, alright...

Z said...

Brooke,a couple of my friends said that to me, too...exactly that. I hope a lot of people thought that.


I'm hearing more and more of what he said.

Did he ever mention the HUGE DEBT Obama's placed on us? Or where the majority of the stimulus money went? Or where are those shovel-ready jobs?
Or how we continue to pay for the huge Democrat hand-outs?

Anonymous said...

FROM Z AT HER WORK COMPUTER:

WHat excellent comments...thanks.

My estimation of Clinton's hit the lowest skids.......he's WAY smarter than to back Obama's debt-producing economy. WAY MORE. So this is, and I stand by the comment I made above, the work of a WHORE "now we know what she is, we're just haggling over the price"

What does he get for this enormous lie? DAMN YANKEES...remember that show? Selling himself to the devil?

Is it for Hillary?
Bill Clinton can be very reasonable; he did well because he reached across the aisle and actually listened to Republicans!

This president doesn't even reach out to democrats; he has THIS TEAM, his HARVARD, COMMUNITY-ORGANIZER, COMMUNIST LEANINGS, LYING, HYPOCRITICAL, but VERY CUNNING TEAM.

DAVID AXELROD....my GOD that man is effective. And the left slams KARL ROVE? Are they KIDDING?

Clinton did our country in last night and I like to think, in a sick little way, HE KNOWS IT. But he's so Machiavellian..

HE knows, HE's smarter than to think we can still give give give and keep borrowing from China. HE knows that we're doomed econically.......what the........?

WOW. I've lost all respect, and I'm sure he doesn't give a rat's poop.

cube said...

I didn't watch Clinton's speech. I saw some clips this morning and seeing him lie as he wagged that bony finger was more than my poor stomach could take.

Anonymous said...

FROMZ:

Now the headlines are WHO'S BETTER, CLINTON OR OBAMA?

clever, huh? ...that's the only choice? :-)

conservativesonfire said...

Clinton is a much more polished and effective liar tha Obama will ever be. If Clinton decides to campaign hard fro Obama in key swing states, we will have a very hard time winningin November. Clintons is the best snake-oil saleman there is.

JonBerg said...

"Clinton is the greatest politician of our lifetime."

Maybe so but he sure sucks as a man!

Fredd said...

Frog:

We have a statist or two dwelling within the establisment GOP ranks. And I agree: statists are the root of all our problems. But most statists are Democrats, maybe 97.356%, and the GOP has a few of them, although they keep their heads down these days.

Accordingly, I am quite comfortable laying our considerable financial woes at the feet of Democrats, and Democratic feet alone.

Brooke said...

Of course Clinton doesn't care, Z. He's gotten away with dishonoring our country with little consequence, possibly rape and taking out a hit if you believe some theories...

Clinton knows he's and old man, and he knows he's in the secured elite class. There are no consequences; he'll never have to worry about where his next meal or medical care or nice cigar is coming from...So he can wake up tomorrow and tell us lowly, stupid plebes that the sky is green and the grass is blue with a straight face.

And you know what? The Dem sheople will buy it hook, line and sinker!

The Political Chic said...
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The Political Chic said...

This is directed at Jewish Obama-supporters:!

So the Democrats reinstated ‘God, and Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to party platform!!

It's SO sickening and yet so telling.!

"WHY DOES THE LEFT HATE GOD AND ISRAEL?

I believe there are several reasons:

1. It is an easy way to express one's hatred for America.

2. Israel is viewed as an outpost of colonialism , and an active practitioner of it.

3. Israel is a western nation, and hence can be judged by the left. Israel is not protected by cultural relativism, as the Arabs are.

4. Leftist Christian churches can escape any lingering guilt about the Holocaust, by turning Israel into a villain. Some leftist churches hate Israel because they think this will help protect their members in the holy land— in other words they feel threatened.

5. Ferocious Muslim hatred of Israel and the Jews reinforces the natural cowardice of many on the left who go along with the Muslims to stay out of their line of fire.

6. Jewish leftists are prominent in the anti—Israel movement. This opens the floodgates for everybody else.

7. Israel is attacked because the secular left is appalled by the influence of religious settlers and their biblical connections to the land of Israel, and by the support for Israel by evangelical Christians, and Christian Zionists."
Their ignorance is breathtaking.
People should "love" whatever God they're into in their own way without trying to stick the notion down other peoples throats and trying to control the rights of others.

I guess it's anything for a vote.

JonBerg said...

Man-Oh-Man, the indian maiden sure took us to the 'wood shed'-yeah baby! I heard that this bimbo actually teaches at Harvard. They should re-name this Dog and Pony show the Democratic National Star Wars Bar Scene.

Anonymous said...

FROM Z:

Hi, Political Chic! Thanks for coming by.....There must have been one cameraman (sorry, person!) who understands obvious messages because he kept doing close-ups of the people with ARAB AMERICANS as they shouted NO NO NO to the amendment vote for the God/Jerusalem thing. "gee, I expected ARABS to vote FOR ISRAEL!" :)

Imagine that "2/3" vote? I heard it again on the radio this morning...all three times...if anything, the NO vote was a smidge louder...if not 50/50 BUT the Left doesn't care....THE YES HAS IT!!

Even LANNY DAVIS (andJuan WIlliams)said it was "a low moment in the Democrat party"...Villaraigosa...what a hack.
Juan Williams also said he'd been told there was no threat of bad weather for tonight and that they moved Obama's speech inside because they couldn't fill the celestial heavens of love planned for him tonight.

OH! Did you all hear the great thing about California, according to Clinton is "California's GREEN!" Is he KIDDING? We have lost jobs for YEARS because of that GREEN! I will admit that our skies have almost no smog anymore...literally; I couldn't take a deep breath as a 15 yr old and not feel pain in my lungs and that DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE....but that's all to the credit of the DEMS? :-)
WE'RE GREEN....we're BROKE, we are allowing illegals to VOTE, but we ARE GREEN!! (geeeeez)

Anonymous said...

JONBERG...who teaches at Harvard?
z

FrogBurger said...

One of the quotes on the politico article:

We believe ‘we’re all in this together

The left and collectivists always say that when they mess things up.

Sorry guys but I'm ok on my own. Jerks!

Ducky's here said...

What genius scheduled him opposite the Giants/Cowboys game?

Anonymous said...

FROM Z:

FB....that was a phrase used quite a bit last night.

Apparently, if you believe in smaller, more efficient, less costly gov't, that means you're a mountain man with an ugly dog, an old truck and no brains living in the mountains and desiring to be alone...forever.

We are all in this together...that's a new one for the Left? Who doesn't know it?

How's that?

The Political Chic said...

Three times they denied God, and threw him under the bus (so to say)
And they didn’t even try to change the platform until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem on Wednesday.!
And nobody can tell me that Obama didn't review the platform before it was presented as saw it. And if he didn't see it, the question becomes, why didn't he see it?. . How come he's so neglectful? LOL.. Like right he didn't see it or he didn't hear Rev Wright's anti-Semitic ans anti American rants for 20 years.

But if you Google this, you'll find that Politico is now reporting that Obama approved of the original, Jerusalem-less, and God-less language less than a fortnight ago. He didn’t try to change the platform until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem late Wednesday.... Of course he saw it and HE approved it!

JonBerg said...

JONBERG...who teaches at Harvard?
z

Elizabeth Warren, the phony Indian* who advocates more wealth re-distribution. She is thought to have originated B.O.'s 'magum opus' (not) comment about how those who built their businesses didn't really build their businesses.


* She, occasionally, tries to pass herself off as a "Native American" to gain Affirmatave Action points. She's a typical liberal whacko!

FrogBurger said...

"We're all in this together" is the favorite quote of losers who don't want to be accountable and have to drag everybody with them in their failure so they can feel better and more secure.

It's very childish.

Bob said...

I didn't watch Clinton's speech, but here is a very rare Yahoo/AP article fact checking Slick Willy.

http://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-clinton-claims-compromise-stretch-043255807--election.html

Bob said...

Ducky said, "What genius scheduled him opposite the Giants/Cowboys game?"

I am not a DNC or Clinton fan, but your question is appropriate. If I were planning a major convention, I would check those things, too. Upon finding out about the conflict, I would ask the NFL politely to move the game.

I would like to hear the real story behind this mistake. I believe the DNC was scheduled before the game was scheduled on a Wednesday night. Google didn't do me any favors in finding out.

FrogBurger said...

Bob, it should be the opposite. The DNC should've been smarter. The NFL always starts first week of September. DNC should have dealt with it. Football unites more than politics.

Mustang said...

Clinton may be the consummate politician, but I’m not sure that makes him citizen of the year. I didn’t watch the speech, but I saw clips of it and I have to say the adoring eyes from the communist base made me ill. What in the hell is wrong with these people? All this is, is theater of the worst kind. Now I recall watching Clinton and Bush working together for some charity, and they appeared on television as good friends. You wouldn’t know that from what Clinton said last night about Bush. With friends like that, no one needs any enemies. In my view, Clinton isn’t a good person, nor does he warrant the trust and confidence of any thinking American.

Anonymous said...

From Z:

I'm just as happy that less people heard Clinton's speech because they were watching football, to tell you the truth.

But, then, I'm for surpressing truth because I watch FOX and I'm for suppressing the vote because I believe in only legal voters smart enough to figure out how to get an ID. So sue me. :-)

Just heard a friend here in the office on the phone with his mother reminding her that here was a man standing up for women's right who had sex with a young woman in our White House, who had several lawsuits against him from women claiming he'd had sex with them, etc etc...oh, the irony!
Past that, the mother seems to be a liberal who thinks it's SO WONDERFUL TO GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEY NEED and THAT'S THE PROBLEM OF THE REPUBLICANS ...They're MEAN to people :-)

NO THOUGHT TO HOW WE CAN'T AFFORD TOO MUCH THESE DAYS...THAT WE'RE TURNING INTO GREECE AND THAT NOT ONE DNC PERSON BROUGHT UP THE SIXTEEN TRILLION DEBT!

z

Anonymous said...

from z:

Mustang, did you also hear how he bragged on his friendship with both Pres Bushes? I figured it was a lead up just to show how CENTRIST and ABLE TO GET ALONE with everyone he is...and then he'd attack like a viper... and he did.

He is an AMAZING speaker, no doubt about it...absolutely amazing.

But, Mustang, I'd always thought he loved and understood this country and I don't believe he stopped; last night, he was so petty in his insults and his mischaracterizations that it took my breath away. He tried to look centrist but he's never sounded so left.
He's not STUPID BY A LOOOOONG SHOT...how COULD he really believe Obama policies of heavy borrowing and spending, huge government, gutted military, etc, a health care program that's unsustainable and unmanageable, are going to help this country? HOW?

Unbelievable.

Was it all for HIllary in 2016? WHY did Bill Clinton sell HIMSELF AND OUR COUNTRY OUT LAST NIGHT? he IS smarter than that..
I mean, he even complimented Obama for trying to REACH OUT!

REACH OUT??Even Chris Matthews bitches that Obama doesn't call ANY senators and talk with them, left OR right! REACHES OUT? He consults his Harvard thugs, and that's IT!

ugh....i need to work and I need to calm down :0)

Average American said...

I was to busy having a few DRINKS to bother listening to that crap. Of course the wide screen at the bar was on CNN and so the picture was there, but the juke box takes precedence over the TV so At least it was quiet. Man, did he AGE or what??!!! He looks like Jimmy the peanut farmer! Here's a small bit from my post the other day concerning the demorats and the national debt:

"As I sit here typing this post, the national debt counter just surpassed the SIXTEEN TRILLION DOLLAR level!! Right at the start of the demorat national convention. Do you suppose they'll discuss the debt there? ONLY if they blame Bush. You can take that to the bank."

SPOT ON!! Not a single mention of the debt from Slick Willy or anyone else so far, and I expect it will stay that way for today too.

Anonymous said...

From Z:

AA...that is so important...the WHOLE POINT OF THIS MESS IS MONEY!
And when did ANYBODY mention the debt? When did ANYBODY say "Wait a MINUTE! We can't AFFORD THIS"!

never dumb

viburnum said...

Ducky said: "What genius scheduled him opposite the Giants/Cowboys game?"

Actually the NFL moved the game to Wednesday to avoid conflicting with Obama. It's generally Thursday night football.

FrogBurger said...

Did you guys see/hear the voice vote at the DNC? It's so typical of the fascist and communist left.

Those people are tyrants.

Anonymous said...

Form Z


FB...that vote was NO WAY 2/3 YES!
As I said above, even LANNY DAVIS and JUAN WILLIAMS said it was an absolute joke and "not the best moment for the Democrats!"

Viburnum, wasn't it MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL for years? (I guess I'm showing my football ignorance!)

FrogBurger said...

As a child, my parents always told me communists liked voice vote or voting by hand b/c that was a way to use peer pressure on voters.

What we saw at the DNC is communist-like.

And it's against women b/c they can't scream as loud as men :)

Anonymous said...

From Z;


FB, not only that but it was clear that the vote was ABSOLUTELY NOT a reflection of the choice, was it.
This way, they could hide behind an invalid vote that supported their political correctness in trying to appease those in America (Reps and Dems) who did care that God and Jerusalem were not on their platform.

GOD:

8 times in the 2002 campaign platform.

2 times in the 2008 platform.

z

Mustang said...

Gasp!

The DNC is communist-like?

Dayyam ... whodda thunk?

Impertinent said...

Make no mistake...the great man MLK said "make no mistake...those who hate Israel are using it as a mask to cover their hatred of Jews."

And the turmoil, boos and rancor at the DNC last nite....with crazy racist, Villaraigosa trying to cover this hatred...
Rammed through a platform that the boos...and shouts couldn't live with.

And there it was for all of America to see ( especially Jews )...your demrat party...and the Jews still flock to it...not realizing that hatred and not learning one lesson from the holocaust.

They climb into the boxcars of the demrat party as easily as they did 60 years ago. The same boxcars where they put blacks, latinos and every other ethnic group in America.

FrogBurger said...

Elizabeth Warren was painful to listen to.

I can't believe they have people with so little intellect speak.

Impertinent said...

@FB...

"I can't believe they have people with so little intellect speak.."


The party of public school illiterates, AA, illegals, terrorists, communists, union thugs, grifters, welfare cheats, anarchists, OWS, Jew haters, Israel haters, racists, liars, cheats, ( Corzine and his ilk ) Barney sodomites and general rat bastards. Oh... and a former rapist and whore master, disbarred and an ex President.

What did you expect?

FrogBurger said...

Well I wouldn't give you a laundry list like this.

Technically you can be a rapist and have high intellect :D

Impertinent said...

@FB

"Technically you can be a rapist and have high intellect :D..."

Or a degenerate and a bullshit artist....that might take "intellect"?

FrogBurger said...

True. In the case of Clinton, I think he does have intellect. He's just intellectually dishonest.

Warren is as dumb as it gets.

Liberalmann said...
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Liberalmann said...

He gave the best speech of his life and told truths everyone needed to hear.

But those who have decided they hate Obama because they've been lied to wouldn't watch regardless of a football game.

They'd rather revel in their lies than have to think.

---

11 Things The GOP Doesn't Want You To Know About The Deficit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/republican-party-deficit_n_1858295.html?utm_hp_ref=business

The Deficit Has Grown Mostly Because Of The Recession
The deficit has ballooned not because of specific spending measures, but because of the recession. The deficit more than doubled between 2008 and 2009, as the economy was in free fall, since laid-off workers paid less in taxes and needed more benefits. The deficit then sharnk in 2010 and 2011.

The Deficit Grew Under George W. Bush
When George W. Bush took office, the federal government was running a surplus of $86 billion. When he left, that had turned into a $642 billion deficit.

The Stimulus Cost Much Less Than Bush's Wars, Tax Cuts
Republicans frequently have blamed the $787 billion stimulus for the national debt, but, when all government spending is taken into account, the stimulus frankly wasn't that big. In contrast, the U.S. will have spent nearly $4 trillion on wars in the Middle East by the time those conflicts end, according to a recent report by Brown University. The Bush tax cuts have cost nearly $1.3 trillion over 10 years.

The Deficit Is Shrinking
Last year's federal budget deficit was 12 percent lower than in 2009, according to the Office of Management and Budget.The deficit is projected to shrink even more over the next several years.

Investors Are Paying Us To Borrow Money
The interest rate on 10-year Treasury bonds is negative, according to the Treasury Department. Investors are even paying us for 30-year Treasury bonds, when adjusted for inflation.

Investors Are Not Running Away
Conservative commentators have been warning for years that investors will run away from Treasury bonds because of the national debt. So far it's not happening. Interest rates on Treasury bonds continue to hover at historic lows.

Health Care Reform Reduces The Deficit
Republicans have blasted the Affordable Care Act as "budget-busting." But health care reform actually reduces the deficit, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

The U.S. Is Borrowing Less From China
The U.S. government is borrowing much less from foreign countries than before the recession, according to government data cited by Paul Krugman. That is because the U.S. private sector is financing our bigger deficits.

We Spend A Lot On Defense
Defense spending constituted 20 percent of federal spending last year, or $718 billion, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. This adds up to 41 percent of the world's defense spending, according to Bloomberg TV anchor Adam Johnson. Mitt Romney has vowed to not cut defense spending if elected president.

We Spend A Lot On Health Care
Health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, constituted 21 percent of federal spending last year. In contrast, education constituted 2 percent of federal spending. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have promised not to change Medicare for Americans age 55 and older.

Republicans May Want Large Deficits For Now
The federal budget deficit ballooned under Ronald Reagan, and that may be just the way Republicans like it. Some Republican thinkers have proposed "starving the beast": that is, cutting taxes in order to use larger deficits to justify spending cuts later. Since Republicans ultimately want lower taxes and a smaller government, what better way is there to cut spending than to make it look urgent and necessary?

Impertinent said...

@Libturd....


Please, moron...an original thought perhaps?

Stop the BS cut and paste jobs from the DNC.

Deviates Never Care party.

Time to get into your Spidey Jammies...and have Moms tuck you in.

Ducky's here said...

@Froggy --- I can't believe they have people with so little intellect speak.

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You have a point Froggy. Other than L'il Ricky Retardo the Repubs tried to look normal.

No Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Fig Newton. No Herman Cain. It was all a little flat.

Caribou Barbie couldn't make the gig.

Makes you look back on the old days of "I am not a witch". But they should be back on their game soon enough.

P31 Mom said...

I have to say, I'm disappointed in this blog. I couldn't wait to read what you had say about the fiasco the DNC had when they tried to "vote" God and Israel back into the democratic platform.

Please share your thoughts!

Oh - and I didn't hear Clinton's speech, so ignorance is bliss. At least until bliss turns around and bites you in the butt;)

Bob said...

viburnam said, "Actually the NFL moved the game to Wednesday to avoid conflicting with Obama. It's generally Thursday night football."

That make's sense. It was really the media that did the scheduling. Obama would have been better advises to compete with the football game because Clinton's speech was more important. Obama is losing his welcome in living rooms across the nation.

Impertinent said...

"Caribou Barbie couldn't make the gig.."


Barbie could roast your butt over a fire...the kind of woman you'd so desperately need if you were freezing your useless butt off in the Alaska back country.

Not that you like women.

Bob said...

I will let you guys tell me how well Obama does tonight. I am into old movies and bourbon whiskey tonight.


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Anonymous said...

FROM Z:

P31 Mom...please read the comments, there are plenty of us (I'm the blog proprietor) who feel strongly about God and Jerusalem and we're discussing how very obviously that vote in the DNC went NO, but Villaraigossa felt he had to have a YES vote to please people across America, so, when 3 votes didn't prove it that Dems mostly aren't in favor of God OR Jerusalem, he just decided they did!

Come to think of it, that's sort of like Obama not feeling that democracy is important so he issues Executive Decrees and also appoints czars late on Friday nights hoping the media's sleeping (as if they'd say anything against his oftentimes Communist choices...like Van Jones...).

and then they blame US for wanting legal elections during which only legal citizens vote...telling us we're for suppression instead of legality. go figure

thanks for coming by.

Impertinent said...

I'm disappointed in this blog..."


Well...we see that you have a long list of alternatives to visit.

Uhhhh...bye bye.

Anonymous said...

FROM Z:

Bob, I think I'd rather pull my teeth out, one by one, personally, rather than have to watch Obama lie for an hour.

It gives me shivers just thinking of my revulsion....

Such GOODNESS and LIGHT is portrayed by the SUCH GOOD PARENTS, Michelle and Barack...such CARING ABOUT CITIZENS...when they've got people like Sunstein, Carter, CHu, AXELROD, Holder...all those who laugh behind the scenes at the lefties in front of the wizard's curtain...as they know what's planned from behind it.

I don't think our once great country has a ghost of a chance after these last 4 years to recover from the attitudes of patriotism suddenly being found "just too silly" by lefties, how Americans today would rather be "any old country" because they don't realize what that will feel like once it is or how much more dangerous this world will be then...

By the way...now that I think of it; have you all seen the Republican platform about abortion? Will someone please tell me how the lefties have gone from the platform wording to REPUBLICANS WANT TO BAN ABORTION?

the lies never cease.

FrogBurger said...

I'm going to concert tonight.

Football last night. Music tonight.

Much better than the Disturbing National Convention.

Kid said...

I didn't listen either but I did hear that old bubba said he couldn't ahve "fixed this" either.

Won't that be ripe IF Romney gets elected and takes the jack boot off of American small business so they can show the country how it's done?

Now we've got obama and clinton both admitting the task was too great for them but somehow it's not too great for someone else, a republican, and an unfettered small business America. And probably large business too.

Will it matter to the drooling knuckle-dragging losers? Nope.

Kid said...

I wonder if duck and libtard do this for money or for free. I'm thinkin free for sure.
What a couple losers. :)

DaBlade said...

My most memorable line from his speech was when he said, "Listen to me now. No president, no president -- not me, not any of my predecessors -- no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years."

I think he was referring to Sandra's Fluker after 4 years of Georgetown.

Leticia said...

I only caught a few tidbits from a talk show. Not much to tell, he played the room.

Kid said...

If anyone needs to sleep tonight, here is my thought.

obama has not gotten any of the big money donators that he had in 08 which means he doesn't have any of the big money support. he's left with little more than the loser community. he's gone.

JonBerg said...

Kid,

"I wonder if duck and libtard do this for money.......?"


No they're just a couple of children trying to irritate the grown-ups to get attention.

Impertinent said...

Caroline Kennedy...

Says...."We need to take responsibility for our brothers and sisters"

WTF? Not that they take care of themselves? See...that's the difference between scumbag eletists and proud Americans who aspire for the dream.

Then as a "Catholic"...she's diametrically opposed to the teachings of the Church regarding "reproduction" rights?

Her "catholic" faith clearly condems abortion and those so called "women's rights...she totally disagrees with her Church...then she claims to be a Catholic.

Ms. Kennedy is a fraud and a hypocrite..and a heretic.

Listening to her tonight...is like listening to ducky, libturd or my parrot...dull...stupid...droning and boring. Then she dares pay tribute to her "Uncle Teddy"...the swimmer...the hopefully rotting in hell bastard that helped to ruin America.

Impertinent said...

Caroline has mocked her Church....her "faith" and the beliefs of 2 billion Catholics.

A deeply held belief that she has tossed into the gutter of demrat filth...to get some applause from the atheists and the Flukes...and the Code Stinkers...and the ducks...and the general scumbags that don't treasure life.


What a stupid POS Caroline is....

Kid said...

JonBerg, Yes, I agree.

Impertinent said...

Her father....JFK....would today be...to the right of Mitt Romney....Her father....is only remembered ( forgetting the Camelot aura for a minute ) was an adulterer, fornicator, weak, weasel and soft on civil rights and national security.
There would be no commie Cuba today...if JFK wasn't concentrated on screwing Mafia molls or starlets.

He and Bobby didn't give a rats ass about blacks....they didn't want to touch it...and Kennedy's WH tapes bare that out. He was very happy to have them as servants in Hyannis Port ...not in his White House.

Typical of a New England eletist.

We all know..that the silver spoon was implanted into his pretty,privileged ass long before he was born.

Kid said...

IMP, The Dems align with the losers, the misinformed and the uninformed. It's all they have.

I'm almost optimistic about that, except it's been working for them. They may have reached too deep into the loser bucket this time though.

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Impertinent said...

John...f'ing Kerry..the most anti military scumbag POS that ever breathed....Winter Soldier anyone?

See...these assholes think we'll forget their treachery.

Well horse face shit head....I don't...I remember the spit... I remember the ridicule that your scummy traitorism heaped upon returning vets like me...and my brother.

Kerry...you scumbag, lowlife POS.

I wish...you'd have been blown to scrap, pig feed...before you came home to be the fraud and traitor you are.

I pray you die a slow agonizing sickness, death like your "brother"Ted. You belong in hell together. Or at least got the clap from screwing Jane Fonda...the both of you belong in hell.

They Say/We Say said...

As to the Dems Platform - Tried to vote it back in? Why, they made their statement loud and clear. Even when it took three tries and the Moderator over road the 60/40 to the No's have it- but the 2/3rds changed it back---what 2/3rds? Oh, that's what the telepromter read.

Those who hate Him-hate us also!

That is the underlying theme for the reason I posted those videos.
Some said that they did not get it.
The link (Why We Are Being Attacked) that I said that was in the videos.
The guy in the videos (and audio) said that his Church is not for beginners.
I posted these videos before the Dems convention--just so you know.
I knew this would be in the spot lite. Well maybe I didn't...But He made me do it.

They Say/We Say said...

Not really - He put the Idea in my head----and I ran with it!

They Say/We Say said...

To Him be the Glory.
Many will booo Him till the shaking.
And like the three women at the door, go away I do not know thee.
And like the ones who show up not in the garments, will be ushered out.

They Say/We Say said...

And Israel (Jerusalem) a thorn in their side.

Kid said...

Regards the DNC slamming the Jerusalem Capitol and God back in the platform idea that the audience Overwhelmingly rejected.
And you know from obama trying to tell Israel to go back to non-defensible borders that it's all lip service anyway....

Are there any Jewish folks here? Would any like to comment on why so many Jewish people vote for democrats ?

Just a survey question. I have no intention no will I attack based on your answer, I just really would like to have some insight. It's even more mind boggling than the African-Americans supporting democrat slave owners.

Janie Lynn said...

Okay I admit, I had him on but not loud enough to penetrate very often. But when I saw him - I texted my daughter to tell her my first thoughts. I said "OMG Bill Clinton got a facelift! Or at least a life style lift!"
I kept thinking - his face is so smoooooth .. I didn't listen hard enough to let his smoooth talk get through.

Kid said...

They Say, I have no doubt the democrat party and the vast majority of their supporters would Love to see iran remove Israel from the map.

They don't even care about Americans for God's sake; do we think they care about some small country 10,000 miles away with a questionably sized voting base here in the US and mostly confined to New Yoik and Florida, 2 states that are generally democrat anyway? Hell no ! ;-)

Good Golly Miss Molly !

Z said...

Janie Lynn.... I was thinking "He hasn't looked this good in a while"...very smooth face, you're right.
You might be right about a lift or something!

Kid, did you know WassermanSchultz is heading a Dem group heading out to convince Jews Obama loves Israel? Yup. The media's not covering that, of course.

We have talked about why Jews vote Democrat here from time to time; we figure it's an 'under dog' thing...they were persecuted and like to think nobody should be persecuted again so they vote for the party they think will give the most freebies, etc. And they're "intellectuals", mostly, who are academic and hear pretty much nothing BUT that cra.. oops...that STUFF :-)

A LOT of Jews in LA are forming Republican groups; I met JOhn Bolton when he spoke to a group of Jews and I'd been invited to attend. They had great people speaking.
And they're passionate...not just about Israel but about this country first.

Z said...

I got this the other day, it's pretty good and so true about so many:

"If someone asks you what the main difference is between most of the Obama supporters and Romney supporters,
tell them that the Romney supporters sign their checks on the front and the Obama supporters sign their checks on the back."

Z said...

I just put on Obama for, literally, 30 seconds, and thought "WHO DID THAT?"

He's STRENGTHENED TIES? (what, when he promised Russia he'll be 'more flexible after the election'? )

We need to welcome all.."Christians, MUSLIMS and... Jews!"
We must take care of ISRAEL? REALLY, is that what you've been doing, Mr. Obama?

Now he's in there laughing so he must be insulting Romney again.
wow.
what low life.

Kid said...

Z, thanks for the Jewish info. And the quote about the checks is great. I'm stealing that one.

Z said...

You're welcome, Kid! I'm sure Jews can tell you their truth better than I, but I think that's largely it..?

I'm glad you liked that check signing thing...terrific, isn't it!



WOW, did Cardinal DOlan excel tonight when, at the DNC which had cheered abortion on Tuesday, over and over again, he prayed about protecting life, etc etc.

FANTASTIC!!

JonBerg said...

"I missed Clinton"

So did I, just as much as I miss diarrhea!

beamish said...

You might call that speech at the Democratic National Convention "The Clinton Hostage Video."

You knew the guy didn't believe a damned thing he was saying. He looked like his mental list of places he'd rather be was tallying up in the triple digits.

beamish said...

You might call that speech at the Democratic National Convention "The Clinton Hostage Video."

You knew the guy didn't believe a damned thing he was saying. He looked like his mental list of places he'd rather be was tallying up in the triple digits.