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Want a one-stop shop for all our coverage of the Republican National Convention? My god, it seems like only yesterday (or was it Thursday?) that Clint Eastwood was interrogating an empty chair and asking to bring the boys home from Afghanistan and Mitt Romney was promising all things to all people and Rand Paul was calling for Republicans and Democrats alike to slay their budgetary sacred cows already.

Reason's Matt Welch was on the scene in the moist, lightning-infested air of Tampa, along with correspondent Garrett Quinn, and Reason TV stalwarts Zach Weissmueller and Tracy Oppenheimer. Ron Paul biographer Brian Doherty was there for last weekend's Dr. No fests too. And then the rest of were piping in from Washington, D.C., New York City, Dallas, and elsewhere around the country.

Read everything we wrote about it here.

Then take a breather (maybe watch a video or two from Reason TV) and get ready for next week's Democratic National Convention, where we'll be doing the same drill all over again!

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  • Ice Nine||

    And what better way, really, to spend a Saturday morning?

  • SIV||

    And what better way, really, to spend a Saturday morning?

    Doing bong hits and watching cartoons?

  • RBS||

    Has anyone seen the pictorial responses to Clint Eastwood's speech? They are pretty lame but every Team Blue moron I know thinks they are the most badass memes ever created.

  • John||

    Are you talking about the picture Obama tweeted of the back of his chair? That response was full retard. Is Obama so literal minded that he thinks Eastwood actually thinks there is empty chair in the oval office? By tweeting the picture of the chair in response, he confirmed the joke that yes Eastwood was talking about Obama.

  • RBS||

    That one and a couple more. There is one with Obama outside the oval office next to an empty chair on the patio and another one with Obama on Air Force One "texting' Hilary. That last one combines two completely retarded memes.

  • RBS||

    Is Obama so literal minded that he thinks Eastwood actually thinks there is empty chair in the oval office?

    Isn't there? I don't think it's that so much as "I am the mother fucking president and you aren't" which is even more childish.

  • ||

    By tweeting the picture of the chair in response,

    he confirmed that he is a thin skinned little gnome who just cannot be made fun of.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Do you think that the leftards realize how ridiculous they're becoming?

    I've heard several "pundits" on MSNBC claim that the empty chair is a racist dogwhistle.

    Being biased is one thing, but they are becoming downright delusional. I mean, if you're Dana Milbanks, et al, at what point do yo say to yourself, "I'm turning into a laughingstock, maybe I should cool it for a while".

  • Rich||

    the empty chair is a racist dogwhistle.

    This is completely eluding me. Guess I need more coffee.

  • ||

    As the saying goes: If you hear the dog whistle, then you are the dog.

  • Hyperion||

    No, they don't realize it, and they won't. Their entire philosophy of life and society is based on an unworkable concept. The laws of economics and human nature in reality cannot conform to their idea of a utopia. Therefore their only option is to stay delusional. That is why they are so vile and hateful. They actually loathe themselves and project that self hate onto everyone who does not agree with their doomed ideology.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    There was a headline on the local paper of Obama leaving Air Force One that says:
    "Hail To the Chair.. er Chief"

    I shit you not.

  • Lisa||

    I think they've been feeling left out because all the best political memes make fun of liberals. Probably best just to nod and smile patronizingly..."Very GOOD! You made a meme! Want mommy to hang it on the fridge?"

  • Hyperion||

    Bom dia amigos. I am not sure whether to comment here anymore, or not, for fear of the timeout madness. Hello Reason, please fix your server timeout issue.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I am causing those timeouts, and they will continue until my demands are met.

  • Hyperion||

    Are you the leader of occupy Reason?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    We are a leaderless, organic movement. However, I speak for the movement and make all the decisions.

  • Hyperion||

    Damn, I thought we were totally funded by the Koch brothers. I guess I will stop looking for that check in my mail.

  • ||

    Dwarf #1: Listen, do you want to be leader of this gang?

    Dwarf #2: No! We agreed no leader.

    Dwarf #1: Right. So shut up and do as I say!

  • Generic Stranger||

    Malcolm Reynolds: Do you want to run this ship?
    Jayne Cobb: Yes!
    Malcolm Reynolds: Well... you can't...

  • ||

    I understand that it's necessary for TEAM BLUE to denigrate everything TEAM RED does. What I don't understand is why they've chosen the Eastwood thing as the most important event from the convention. Granted, it was the only convention video I actually watched, so maybe it was the only one they could stomach as well. However, Clint hardly endorsed Romney. He said politicians are our employees, which I recall TEAM BLUE saying when Bush was in office. He said we should get out of Afghanistan, also a TB meme during the Bush years. He barely endorsed Romney at all, mostly saying we need fewer lawyers in office.

    The point is TEAM BLUE could be laughing at TEAM RED for having a surprise guest who was hardly enthusiastic about TEAM RED's candidate, but instead they're all butt hurt about an empty chair.

  • ||

    He made fun of Dear Leader. Game over, FULL BUTTHURT, and therefore FULL RETARD.

    It's not like these people are intelligent or sophisticated. We're talking about fucking partisans here, the stupidest, most sheep-like followers in the world. Their reactions are utterly predictable.

  • ||

    Yeah, I get it that their knee-jerk reaction is defense of Dear Leader. And I know they really really don't want to talk about his sorry record in office. I'm still a little surprised at this reaction though. I mean, they have to be completely mindless zombies to miss that TEAM RED's celebrity speaker didn't quite bring himself to endorse Romney.

    Hmm, you know, I was going to say that the left could be making a lot of hay over the Republican party being so fractured that they nominated a guy they didn't want, they've actively suppressed their real fiscal conservative, and even their guest speaker is luke warm about them at best. But then I remembered that both teams care about cheerleading more than substance, so I guess this particular instance shouldn't be in the least bit surprising.

    Ugh, where do I sign up to colonize Mars?

  • Lisa||

    I think it's a point in the Republican party's favor that they're not all one borg-like entity.

  • CampingInYourPark||

    "I mean, they have to be completely mindless zombies to miss that TEAM RED's celebrity speaker didn't quite bring himself to endorse Romney."

    "But I just think that there is so much to be done, and I think that Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan are two guys that can come along. See, I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to the president, anyway."

    "But, I think it is maybe time — what do you think — for maybe a businessman. How about that?

    A stellar businessman. Quote, unquote, 'a stellar businessman.'

    And I think it’s that time. And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane."

    It's an endorsement of Romney. Sorry to spoil the fun.

  • SIV||

    The point is TEAM BLUE could be laughing at TEAM RED for having a surprise guest who was hardly enthusiastic about TEAM RED's candidate

    Most of TEAM RED is hardly enthusiastic about their candidate. It's the former RINO governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, remember?

  • ||

    why they've chosen the Eastwood thing as the most important event from the convention.

    he made a non-partisan argument on why to vote for Romney and not for Obama.

    Also it was an argument that resonates with middle of the road independents. Essentially "Obama has not done well and we should try someone else."

    This is more damaging to Obama then anything else said at the convention. Team Blue has to destroy it or they are dead meat.

  • ||

    This is more damaging to Obama then anything else said at the convention. Team Blue has to destroy it or they are dead meat.

    Sure, but they're not destroying it. They're doing nothing but misdirection with an ad hominem attempt to discredit the messenger, whose message was something they know is true: Obama has done nothing but double down on Bush's stupidity. FAIL.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Not only that but in attacking Eastwood they are increasing interest in his remarks, encouraging politically disinterested people to watch them. It's already around 3million views on you tube.

  • ||

    Want a one-stop shop for all our coverage of the Republican National Convention?

    No. Dear god, noooooo.

  • ||

    OT:

    Drudge is reporting some statue of Obama is falling apart.

    That is news but the GOP shutting out Ron Paul at the convention isn't.

    Drudge has really gone down hill.

  • ||

    Yeah. Downhill. He got something like 940 million hits during the month of August. I think he'll be OK.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Obama finally said something that is making me consider voting for Mittens.

    It'd be worth selling out just so I don't have to see his fucking face on TV every day for another 4 years.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    I reached that point with the "you didn't build that" remark.

    Fortunately, I live in CA so my vote is completely symbolic anyways, so I'm still voting for Johnson.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Oh, that pissed me off too, but since the Senate is probably going to go at least 51 percent TEAM RED, I doubt he could do much more damage. But having him on TV every god damn night for another 4 years is going to drive me up a fucking wall.

  • RBS||

    Isn't that what he's been doing the past 4 years?

  • Generic Stranger||

    Yeah, but I figured he'd knock it the fuck off once he no longer had to worry about being reelected. Apparently, though, campaigning is the only thing he knows how to do, so he's going to stick with it.

  • ||

    If I was in a toss up state like OH or FL I'd probably vote for Romney just because I want that scrawny little fuck out of the White House. But, since I'm in a TEAM BLUE stronghold (WA) I will be voting for Gary Johnson.

  • VG Zaytsev||

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