Convention FUN!!!

By Loudoun Insider

After attending my share of conventions in Virginia, this looks all too familiar.


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  • edmundburkenator says:

    I see you guys have the cognitive dissonance dialed up after the convention.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    I didn’t call you any names elderberry–you’re projecting again.

    That’s why I want to know how old you are–is it the self-absorbed drama of teen angst (no matter your actual calendar age) or the crankiness that comes with years for some?

    (funny discussion to be having, since the meme of the day for those folks who think if Natalie Portman or Mark Ruffalo reads a speech, it is proof that they are well informed on global economics, diplomacy, etc, but Clint Eastwood obviously has “dementia”)

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    p.s. to Hillsboro–thanks, and no, not taken as encouragement–lolol

  • Cato the Elder says:

    “I see you guys have the cognitive dissonance dialed up after the convention.”

    I see you still like the crease in his pants. How’s that tingle?

  • Dan says:

    “(funny discussion to be having, since the meme of the day for those folks who think if Natalie Portman or Mark Ruffalo reads a speech, it is proof that they are well informed on global economics, diplomacy, etc, but Clint Eastwood obviously has “dementia”)”

    Barbara, I think the problem is that Eastwood did not “read a speech”. Had he read from a prepared text that fit into the evening’s narrative (which was clearly the best and most compelling of the convention) then everything would have been fine. It was the fact that he “ad libbed” that was the problem. His jarringly bizarre and rambling performance detracted from the evening rather than adding to it. And I say that as a big fan of Eastwood’s work.

    Equally bizarre to me is the news that on Wednesday night Honey Boo Boo Child drew more viewers than the RNC. Maybe they should have put the Kardashians on the program.

  • Dan says:

    In fairness to Eastwood though, you have to give the award for the most bizarre performance of the convention to Reince Preibus. He had a delivery that sounded like an angry drunk. What the heck was up with that?

    The guy makes Michael Steele look awfully good by comparison.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    I think the relentless meme-mocking of Eastwood will backfire, and Obama’s stung tweet of “this seat’s taken” will look even smaller in the process.

    Who was Eastwood talking to, when he DARED to do what has yet to be done–make jokes about the sitting President? You know, what USED to happen before Hope and Change?

    How will it look to the seniors being fed hysterical talking points to see the same people foaming at the mouth calling Eastwood senile?

    He may have been too subtle for some of the “informed”, and he IS old. But he was funny as hell, and he was right.

  • NateDogg614 says:

    Meanwhile, Romney is currently in Louisiana and Obama spent the past week campaigning. I hear he’s planning to stop on Monday. You know, if he has time.

    Who is leading and who is following?

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    I’m sure that most old people watching last night thought the same as everyone else about Eastwood. It was a train wreck, pure and simple.

  • Lee j says:

    Eastwood who I like his movies, was a disaster for this convention and Romney. What the hell were they thinking. ;-) And someone called Romney fluff and no stuff. And what a gigantic mistake not to call attention to our military in the war in Afghanistan.

    Rubio looked more like he was running for president then Romney and the speakers seemed to talk more about themselves then Romney. I like Rubio and can see him as president someday.

  • BlackOut says:

    Nate, I am sure the last thing the flood victims and the officials want to see is a campaign stop by to suck up resources. It’s a selfish political move. Stay out of the way and let the work and resources focus on drying the place out.

  • BlackOut says:

    Still waiting for detail policy initiatives to be unveiled didn’t expect them over the last three days but — it’s time!

    Eastwood was entertaining but will have no impact either way.

    Romney checked the box off with a good speech, but I don’t think it was particularly inspiring. Heavy on the warmongering front too. What the hell does he want the United States to do bomb the shit outta Iran? I also get nervous with his saber rattling towards Putin. I’d think a distinguished and highly successsful business man would want to negotiate rather than draw a line in the sand.

    The balloon drop finale was a total flop. Fizzle at the end. Big opportunity lost for a momentum creating send off. And I was watching FOX which most certainly would have put the best camera spin on the deal. The America the Beautiful moment was a buzz killer.

    What was up with so much exposure for Newt? I’d be running away from that dude. The Newt Duet speech thing was bizarre.

    I’ll be surprised if there is a convention bump for Romney after this event.

  • BlackOut says:

    I was also surprised Romney made no attempt to reach out to the Ron Paul faction. Especially after the dust up a few days ago. Is he righting that off? I wouldn’t underestimate it.

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Rubio is running for President, just like Christie. They know it will be an open seat in 2016 after Obama’s second term.

    This convention was more about the Republicans who will be running in 2016 – Ryan, Rubio, Christie and some others – than it was for Romney. They all know that Romney will not win, and are trying to get a jump to first in line for 2016.

  • Lee j says:

    NJSM you said it all, Rubio and Chirstie speeches were more about them then Romney and their 2016 election indirectly of course. They are all looking to 2016, Romney is history in this election unless a hallelujah happens for him. ;-) And Romney had no hallelujah’s last night. Women’s right’s were sent back into the dark ages when Romney did another flip flop on them to bow to the far right. I did not see anything to win the independent vote.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Lee, NoJSM always says it all.

    At least in his better-informed, tolerant, non-bullying way.

    When NoJSM is 82 he’ll be even more bitter for not having the kind of resume and recognition Eastwood already had when he was much younger than NoJSM is now.

    We’ll see how it goes–our betters know best on how long to keep repeating “dementia”.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “When NoJSM is 82 he’ll be even more bitter for not having the kind of resume and recognition Eastwood already had when he was much younger than NoJSM is now.”

    That was odd.

  • Lee j says:

    Ed that is odd ;-) what are we missing Barb :-)
    ?????????

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    So Barbara, all 82 year olds that weren’t actors and/or directors are bitter because they weren’t?

    Ok, possibly, you’re much close to 82 than I am so you know more about growing old and bitter than me. But, my question is, what does that have to do with the unintelligible, rambling, embarrassing “performance” Eastwood gave last night?

    Believe me, as a Dem, I’m fairly happy with how the Republican convention went. It was whiter than the Nuremberg Rallies, it had the dissent of the Paul whackos, and Romney got overshadowed by Clint’s weird “performance”. But, as an Eastwood fan, I thought it wasn’t funny at all.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    nice Godwin, NoJSM, with the Nuremberg rally reference–but no, you’re a very happy person.

    Tell me, if Eastwood was such a senile trainwreck, why did the President feel compelled to respond so quickly with “this seat taken”? What does that say about him? That he’s being helpful to this poor confused old man? That he’s not “invisible”, the other meme of the day? or that the schtick found its mark?

    “as an Eastwood fan”…until he went off approved narrative script and dared to make fun of the President? And we can’t have that, because it not only is never funny to do so, it is racist too.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Lee, I’m sure in the real world under his real name NoJSM is world famous, with a 60 year body of work that will live long after he is gone, in whatever field he rules.

  • Lee j says:

    barb you know I like and respect you :-) Butttt Now you are putting the race card in this ;-) hmmmmmmm

    Romney needed a home run and he is not getting a jump or anything much in the polls so far. You have to call it what it is. Not good for Romney.

  • Lee j says:

    Barb I guess I am not getting what you are saying about NoJSM, don’t know the person. in the big picture it does not matter ;-)

    We are not fans of Obama in Texas, I am just calling it the way I see it with Romney and at the moment he does not have a chance in hell.

    I will try to be a bit funny here in Texas we love high gas prices ;-)

    And there a good blogs here in Texas but not as much fun as this one :-) that is why i am still here :-) we lov you girl

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    More people have been discussing Eastwood today than Romney. That makes the convention a fail. People honestly will not remember Romney’s speech next week, much less 10 years down the line. Eastwood’s debacle will live on, pretty much in infamy, as a total failure of an attempt of the RNC (or whoever scheduled him) to somehow validate Romney’s candidacy by rolling out a beloved celebrity to warm up the crowd.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    NoJSM, so, they’ve been attacking the apostate actor instead of the person actually running for office? yep, a day wasted by the Dems.

    I’m wondering if Eastwood wanted to do it, after the Halftime in America commercial–so many people thought that was intended to be political (and the Dems thought that was just keen, as I recall, since it appeared to favor giving Obama a “second half”–I mean, what other conclusion could be drawn when a beloved icon comes out and says so?), and he responded by saying that was not his intent.

    Appearing at the convention and saying “politicians are out employees, and when they don’t do the job we have to let them go” makes it pretty clear what his intent is.

    The fact that he was able, through age and slyness, to get in every joke “comedians” should have been telling for four years before he said that is priceless.

    Lee, the race card has been played every day for how many months/years now? Look at NoJSM comparing the convention to the Nuremberg rallies (Rs are Hitler), being a bunch of white people? Maybe because the network NoJSM watches didn’t show the speeches of the female, black and Latino senators, congresspeople, governors, mayors and former cabinet officers who spoke? MSNBC didn’t, then howled about all the white people.

    Some idiot at MSNBC (the one who gets a thrill up his leg whenever the President opens his mouth) said that teasing Obama about his golf game is racist, becaue it makes everyone think of Tiger Woods, and his marriage ended badly, so Republicans are blowing a dog whistle to say the President is a bad family man.

    I got bad news for the idiots (and NoJSM): if they are hearing whistles, what does that make them?

    That’s kind of the POINT of a dog whistle: only dogs hear it.

  • Cato the Elder says:

    “Some idiot at MSNBC (the one who gets a thrill up his leg whenever the President opens his mouth) said that teasing Obama about his golf game is racist, becaue it makes everyone think of Tiger Woods, and his marriage ended badly, so Republicans are blowing a dog whistle to say the President is a bad family man.”

    White guilt ain’t gonna work twice in a row.

  • Hillsboro says:

    Just wait until Eva Longoria shares her deep political insights with us when she speaks at the DNC. Our charming friend NoJSM will be here channeling Debbie Wasserman Schultz, proudly declaring the convention a rousing success, and predicting another stunning victory for Obama.

    I expect NoJSM will be just as accurate as he/she was in declaring victory for Stevens Miller over Tom Rust.

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Will Longoria be on the podium at 10:00 PM Thursday night, before the President? And, if so, will she be talking to a chair?

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