Night one of the 2012 GOP Convention down and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
You had Deb Fischer lead it off for Nebraska!
Watch it here:
(Read the text of her address here.)
In the evening, Rep. Artur Davis was great. Ann Romney was fantastic.
And watching Chris Christie step up was like watching Prince Fielder at the Home Run Derby (and not just because they wear the same suit size):
You knew he would hit it out of the park , the only question was how far the tape measure would stretch.
(And we hope to give you some more in-depth coverage later.)
And just to dust things up, Nebraska’s Ron Paulites are still searching for recognition — this time whining that Chairman Mark Fahleson didn’t note to America that Paul had two delegates from Nebraska during the state roll call.
Laura Ebke of the Liberty Caucus — note, not the Republican Party — took to the internets to complain that Fahleson should have mentioned Ron Paul’s name in the proceedings. She took to the Twitter to plead that “Republican activists felt disenfranchised” by Fahleson..
This after Chris Christie empowered everyone to stop “feeling” and start “thinking”.
“Thinking,” as in “this convention ain’t about Ron Paul.” It was NEVER about Ron Paul or the Ron Paul activists or whatever they’re wound up about. And it’s not about Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich or whomever else took part in the endless GOP debates. All those candidates LOST. And now Republicans should rally around Mitt Romney — that is if they REALLY want to see the reign of Barack Obama end.
Because otherwise all you’re doing is proving that you’re just trying to gear up for another campaign with Ron or Rand or Ricky or whatever other Paul household resident plans to fulfill your dreams. As we Tweeted, this is hardball politics. If you’re looking for Ron Paul’s name on a participation trophy, take it to the primary school soccer leagues.
A little harsh? Yeah. But it’s about time.
And then there is Bob Kerrey gaining national news again, this time in Mother Jones magazine.
There you can find another expose on the national pol that reporters love to love.
So in MJ, we hear where Kerrey just can’t help himself in mocking Mike Johanns at a hearing:
“My God! He wants to have sex with him!” (After Johanns notes that the witness’s organization is “huge”.)
And then Beavis couldn’t stop giggling.
Oh, but Bob tells the Mother that he is for “social justice”. Whatever that is. (And we’ll take a giant leap in estimating that it’s whatever goodness Bob thinks it is.)
But after the MJ reporter gets into the nitty gritty of Vietnam and what really drives Kerrey, Kerrey shows his pique in mocking Deb Fischer when she gives an opnion on military policy. As in, how dare SHE give an opinion. “Have to go in!?!” Kerrey declares.
Oh and did we mention that this is the same Kerrey who voted for military intervention in the Balkans and infamously (in the West Village anyway) supported the 2nd Iraq war.
So which is it Bob? Oh right, Fischer didn’t confer with you and your all-seeing knowledge of geopolitics. She’ll be sure to genuflect next time.
But what REALLY gets Kerrey’s ire up? People dissing on him because he is a Yankee fan. (You know, because of the 12 years in New York thing.)
‘Cause Kerrey says he is a life-long Yankee fan. So his response to the average Yankee hater? “Fuck ’em!” says Kerrey.
Oooh Bob! You’re so…real!
(And in the meantime we’ll be more than happy to judge you for being an (alleged) lifelong Yankee fan as well.)
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