POLITICAL: Convention feedback or “what lever Jesus would pull”

AN EMAIL FROM MY HIGH SCHOOL CHUM “CHIEF RACCOON”

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I don’t watch that much TV but I had to watch the convention last night mainly to see what Ann Romney is all about because up till now I only associated her with horse ballet.

When she started speaking I found myself holding my breath because i was concerned for her. There was something that I couldn’t put my finger on in her delivery … it was a cross between bravado and terror … I think. At one point I turned to Stella and said ” I’m really uncomfortable for her “. But then slowly as I listened and thought about her raising 5 boys, and that ain’t easy even if your a Kennedy, and it began to dawn on me that I liked this woman. Here she was for literally all the world to see and thru the schmaltz and the rehearsed hand gestures she seemed to be a genuine person/mother in a solid marriage who had to summon the courage to do this public speaking thing for her husband and family … and Oh yeah she also has MS.

Then she was done and the Mittster came out and I was desperate to read his lips but it was clear that he was delighted and proud of her and I thought he said something like ” fantastic ” and shook his head in a “how about that!” manner. I really haven’t paid that much attention to Mitt either up until now but he certainly looks presidential with a chin the size of my couch and his family looks like they’re straight out of central casting.

I got to admit I was thinking ” OK if Obama doesn’t make it I can live with this guy.”

Unfortunately I didn’t go back to reading my ” New Yorker ” magazine ( yeah that’s right I got a deal for 26 weeks cheap and I took it ) instead I decided to watch the much hyped Gov from NJ who I also really didn’t know that much about other than he once took a helicopter to his son’s pee wee football game.

So the Gov walks out to the podium clapping as he walks and I swear I saw Reginald Van Gleason the Third. But I had still had a glow from Anne’s speech ( not that kind of glow you animals ! ) and I was anxious to see just how he would compliment the nominee’s wife and how much he would linger on her. Well, it’s about 14 hours later and I’m still lingering waiting for his assessment of Ann.

I looked again at Stella and dumbfounded I said ” he isn’t going to say anything about her speech ? !! … maybe he’s waiting for the end and he’ll close with glowing praise for her … and then I get caught in a senior moment and I think that Christie is the nominee because he’s talking about his mother and his father and I half expected him to pull out his 1040 or whatever for public viewing. Diane Sawyer later remarked that it was 17 minutes into his speech before he mentioned Mitt. When the cameras would pan on Mitt and Ann while the Gov was speaking, I could hear Ann psychically saying that if this fat Ahole doesn’t acknowledge my speech and my hubby makes it into the White House, I’m going to try and get him planted next to Hoffa in the meadowlands !

Please someone tell me that they think it was famously rude of this guy not to give a single freaking shout out to to the wife of the guy he’s “fighting for “.

I thought it additionally disturbing that all of the post speech pundits that I heard didn’t mention what I would call ” the snub. ” Some people thought it was right on the mark for Repubilcan thinking.

Ann had a love message but Reginald uh I mean Christie’s message was … not love ?

I hope I have poked a stick in a bear hole and that Briscoe and Reinke and Phelpsy will weigh in with their views ( which usually go over my head ) and tell me what lever Jesus would pull

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I love the characterization “Reginald Van Gleason the Third”.

I don’t watch political speeches. My bp would go thru the roof and I get distracted from the content by the theatrics.

I did like Ann and Clint. They came off as “real people”.

I did read the texts of all the speeches.

As a little L libertarian, I am amazed that everyone D and R can ignore the 800# gorilla in the room — the AfPak war where young girls and boys are dying, or worse coming home crippled for life. Sorry to rain on the politicians and bureaucrats’ parade but this is a national disgrace.

When I have to watch TV commercials pandering to get these troops what they need to recover some how Reginald Van Gleason the Third isn’t funny.

My guy, Ron Paul, didn’t get the nod. It was a long shot from the start. He didn’t get to speak and warn the R’s that they face being at the helm as the Titanic goes down. Talk about what BHO44 got from Bush43; that’ll look like a gift.

Ron is right on the War. No one else even addresses it.

Sadly, I think that we are leaving posterity a sack of <synonym for excrement>. Like lemmings off the cliff, we follow “leaders” who have their own hidden agendas.

Maybe Rand Paul will run. I hope it’s not too late.

I do think that this has DEMONSTRATED beyond a shadow of a doubt that ALL the anit-war groups, with the exception of the Quakers, are really just shills for the D’s. Talk about astroturf! Boy, did those people fool a lot of people. But not me. As a libertarian, I KNOW it’s all about control. Who has the levers to tell other people what to do.

Hope this is the rat’s nest you wanted to stir up.

But I did laff at the Reginald Van Gleason the Third line,
Pf-reinke-nstein

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I love the characterization “Reginald Van Gleason the Third”.
I don’t watch political speeches. My bp would go thru the roof and I get distracted from the content by the theatrics.
I did like Ann and Clint. They came off as “real people”.
I did read the texts of all the speeches.
As a little L libertarian, I am amazed that everyone D and R can ignore the 800# gorilla in the room — the AfPak war where young girls and boys are dying, or worse coming home crippled for life. Sorry to rain on the politicians and bureaucrats’ parade but this is a national disgrace.
When I have to watch TV commercials pandering to get these troops what they need to recover some how Reginald Van Gleason the Third isn’t funny.
My guy, Ron Paul, didn’t get the nod. It was a long shot from the start. He didn’t get to speak and warn the R’s that they face being at the helm as the Titanic goes down. Talk about what BHO44 got from Bush43; that’ll look like a gift.
Ron is right on the War. No one else even addresses it.
Sadly, I think that we are leaving posterity a sack of <synonym for excrement>. Like lemmings off the cliff, we follow “leaders” who have their own hidden agendas.
Maybe Rand Paul will run. I hope it’s not too late.
I do think that this has DEMONSTRATED beyond a shadow of a doubt that ALL the anit-war groups, with the exception of the Quakers, are really just shills for the D’s. Talk about astroturf! Boy, did those people fool a lot of people. But not me. As a libertarian, I KNOW it’s all about control. Who has the levers to tell other people what to do.
Hope this is the rat’s nest you wanted to stir up.
But I did laff at the Reginald Van Gleason the Third line,Pf-reinke-nstein
– —Pf-reinke-nsteinprep64 @ reinke . cc908-209-3625

 

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