Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GOP Convention: Day 1/2...


I thought we were finished with this after the 2008 election… I thought we were beyond race and race baiting… I guess not.

Chris Matthews (need I say more?):

Then Yahoo bureau chief David Chalian says this on live TV on a "hot" mic (whoopsie!):

“They aren’t concerned at all. They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.” [laughter]


Yahoo News confirms:“David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended.”

Then there's this nugget from Obama's website regarding former Dem. Rep Artur Davis. The page has since been removed (hat-tip Gateway Pundit):

[L]ess than two years ago, you routinely touted your progressive record as a member of the House of Representatives. You supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Wall Street reform bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and ending tax subsidies for oil companies. Despite voting against the final bill, you even supported major pillars of the Affordable Care Act like banning discrimination against pre-existing conditions, expanding Medicaid, and providing tax breaks to small businesses that provide health care, to name a few.
Contrary to your recent declarations, you hailed President Barack Obama as a “beacon of leadership,” touted President Obama as your “model,” and widely described the President as a friend. As a member of the House of Representatives, you supported President Obama’s agenda 95% of the time, were quoted saying “I agree with him on everything,” and repeatedly invoked President Obama in your failed gubernatorial campaign.

It is important that the American people have these important facts and draw their own conclusions about your true motivations for speaking at the Republican National Convention. We have come to the disturbing conclusion that your recent public statements have no basis in real policy or political disagreements, but rather they stem from transparent opportunism and a personal determination to overcome failing to win the Alabama Democratic primary for Governor in 2010. We regret that you have chosen this course, but are confident that the American people see your pronouncements for what they are and come to the same disappointing conclusion of your former colleagues.
Artur Davis responds here:

His speech at the GOP Convention last night here:

L.A. Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa then said this:

"You can't just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect a vote for your party or your candidate."

GOP congressional candidate and former mayor Mia Love speaks at the convention as well:

TeaParty fav and GOP Senatorial Candidate Ted Cruz of Texas speaks:

Funny… MSNBC didn't broadcast any of the minority speakers. (No surprise here.)

And while we're here… OH Gov. John Kasich:

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