Democratic Convention 2008

Hey, It's That Guy!

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According to the schedule, Sen. John Kerry is going to follow Bill Clinton. And Clinton gets 15 minutes to talk. This strikes me as doubly insane: For all of his narcisssm and fraud, more Americans regret that the Constitution denies them umpteen Clinton terms than they regret their votes against John Kerry.

7:08: The hope among delegates was that Clinton would open up on Biden. Five minutes in, he's still talking about Hillary.

7:10: Good one, Jim Antle.

7:11: "His policies… are far superior to the Republican alternatives." Pathetic. Utterly pathetic. Compare this to what Ronald Reagan did to Bill Clinton in 1992.

I heard those speakers at that other convention saying "we won the Cold War" – and I couldn't help wondering, just who exactly do they mean by "we"? And to top it off, they even tried to portray themselves as sharing the same fundamental values of our party! What they truly don't understand is the principle so eloquently stated by Abraham Lincoln: "You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."

If we ever hear the Democrats quoting that passage by Lincoln and acting like they mean it, then, my friends, we will know that the opposition has really changed.

Until then, we see all that rhetorical smoke, billowing out from the Democrats, well ladies and gentlemen, I'd follow the example of their nominee. Don't inhale.

John McCain voted to remove Clinton from office and joked that his daughter's real father was Janet Reno. And Clinton refuses to land a punch on him.

7:20: Clinton gives McCain just enough praise for a TV ad. Again: The guy voted to remove him from office. What's his impetus for holding back, apart from infantile spite?

7:24: Enough with the drama, I think. This jarred a little bit:

More tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans that will swell the deficit, increase inequality, and weaken the economy.

Sorry for those capital gains tax cuts, guys.

NEXT: "Chain of Fools"

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  1. I agree Dave. The Dems continue the insanity. Clinton should have been a primte time slot (I guess prime time is 10-11 as the major networks are not showing the conventions before that, which is a shameful comment on the American public’s priorities). I can tell you about how slimy Bill Clinton is, but that guy is a better speaker than Barak Obama and had an impressive record in a lot of areas. The Dems are foolish to relegate him to a small role…

  2. Obama is good at “the speech.” B. Clinton is at home on the mic every time he is in front of it. The guy was a brilliant politician, able to sound articulate without being elitist (Kerry) and alienating (Gingrich)….

  3. Michelle Obama seems to be warming up to Bill Clinton. Let’s see if she gives the three fingered fork salute after the speech. Or have they replaced that with the fist-bump?

  4. What’s his impetus for holding back, apart from infantile spite?

    He dislikes Obama more

  5. John McCain voted to remove Clinton from office and joked that his daughter’s real father was Janet Reno.

    LOL, I always forget that. Makes McCain seem like a regular guy!

  6. I don’t get it either Dave. Clinton is the only one in the building who has actually you know won a national election. Clearly, he has nothing to add to the conversation.

    Damn that quote from Reagan is good. He really knew how to tear the Dems a new asshole when he wanted to. This is how he ended that speech.

    My fellow citizens — those of you here in this hall and those of you at home — I want you to know that I have always had the highest respect for you, for your common sense and intelligence and for your decency. I have always believed in you and in what you could accomplish for yourselves and for others.
    And whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.
    My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for the young people here — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will make the world a little better for your having been here.
    May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance, and never lose your natural, God-given optimism.
    And finally, my fellow Americans, may every dawn be a great new beginning for America and every evening bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill.
    Before I go, I would like to ask the person who has made my life’s journey so meaningful, someone I have been so proud of through the years, to join me. Nancy
    My fellow Americans, on behalf of both of us, goodbye, and God bless each and every one of you, and God bless this country we love.

    Compare that to the drivel that Obama puts out. Damn Regean could give a speech.

  7. John,
    Obama put out better stuff than that at the 2004 Democratic Convention and he didn’t have the advantage of Peggy Noonan as his speechwriter nor is he a professional B-list actor. I don’t see much of any worth in that mediocre citation of yours anyway. Where’s the beef?

  8. Dwayne Mayor:

    I see that you prefer Mondale’s 1984 campaign to Reagan.

  9. “Makes McCain seem like a regular guy!”

    With seven houses!

  10. And then Reagan called Nancy “Mom” and shit his pants.

  11. Dave,

    You write a bunch of lines about how Clinton isn’t attacking McCain, before the part where he attacked McCain, and then you drop the subject?

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