He doesn’t call, he doesn’t write

Are you sure they said Miami, DB?

Convention ends without a single postcard from Dollar Bill or his Occupy friends.

THE SWEETNESS OF THEIR BITTER TEARS: Occupy RNC ends in tears, frustration. “Republican National Convention protesters sobbed in each other’s arms as their weeklong series of protests came to an abrupt and unremarkable end… Following a fragmented march against the GOP, TheDC’s photo team spoke to several protesters who said they were disappointed by low turnout at protests and the lack of open discussion between protesters and Republican leadership.”

[Professor Reynolds] Pro Tip: It’s easier to have an “open discussion” with people when you’re not dressed as a giant floppy vagina.

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17 responses to “He doesn’t call, he doesn’t write

  1. DollarBill

    I’ll let ol Clint speak for himself and the twisted wreckage of your party. Aging, white crackpots, talking to empty chairs and conjuring up imaginary black people. Isn’t that the essence of your soul-less, race-baiting Teabaggerism? Fun running into you at Starbucks the other day.

  2. Balzac

    A friend who attended the convention said his favorite speakers were Condoleeza and Pawlenty. I should read those 2.

  3. Peg

    Poor $Bill. Just like his beloved MSNBC, he ignores the members of Congress, congressional candidates, governors, cabinet members and more who are black, Indian, Hispanic, women, young – not to mention former Democrats. It indeed takes a vivid imagination to watch them, night after night, then conjure up some alternative universe where they were never there. Of course, if I were in the shoes of $Bill and MSNBC, I’d want to whisk it all away from reality, too.

    Plus – how apropos of “progressive” demonstrators to be dressed as gigantic fur-trimmed pink vaginas. Sometimes I think they view their “ladyparts” as the most critical part of their being. Others of us, although we don’t knock (so to speak) what’s “down there” – we view other aspects of our humanity as being a leeeeeetle bit more important.

  4. browbeater44

    no relevance , just throwing ot out there

  5. Fred2

    The good professor is too kind, he might have mentioned coherency, washing regularly, articulation of ideas.

    As it happens the OWS crowd were just another astro-turf “coffee party” that managed to sucker in lots of the usual suspects before petering out.

  6. Inagua

    Peg – It doesn’t matter how many Republican leaders are from minority groups; Blacks, Jews, Hispanics, Asians and Women all vote Democratic by substantial margins. Add in overlapping demographics for government employees, union members, academics, and direct aid recipients, and it is very difficult to see Obama losing.

  7. GWChase

    Protester was just being “open” about their issues.
    GW

  8. Peg

    Inagua – first off, not everyone from all of these groups votes. Plus (amazingly) some people in some of these groups understand that the money WILL run out the way that the government is being managed. So – the choice is not “keep the moneytrain flowing” vs cut my goodies but “the system grinds to an end” vs “let’s try something new.”

    I’m not at all sure that Obama won’t win (perish the thought). Nevertheless, I do think that there are enough people out there of all stripes and classes who have seen their nation go downhill and who have seen their own personal conditions suffer – and – they’re ready for something new and different.

    At least; here’s hoping!

  9. $Bill, we’re still waiting for you to tell us the glorious tale of Medicaid, and what a shining example of government run health care it is, as you so eloquently proclaimed about the VA and Medicare.

    I can’t imagine why you keep avoiding this topic.

  10. Inagua

    Peg – I also hope Romney wins, but I doubt he will. And even if he does win, I doubt he would do much good. A president whose signature leglislative achievement is government mandated and government run health insurance and who choose a Vice President who supported NCLB, TARP, two Bush stimulus bills, and the Bush auto loans leaves me cold.

    The huge sums that have been borrowed and wasted by Bush/Obama have all gone to money heaven, and we have nothing to show for it but the debt. I think we are in Year Five of a 20-year period of economic stagnation. We have decided to follow Europe’s political lead, and we are well on our way to European-level standards of living, growth, and unemployment.

    Finally, no government can print as much money as we have over the last few years and not pay for it with inflation, which I suspect is about five to seven years away.

    Absent a radically different economic policy or a major technological break through that jump starts productivity, I despair for our economy.

  11. Cos Cobber

    @Richard, I’m sure Dollarbill’s response will go something like this: an insinuation that you, as a non-democrat, are inherently racist, then a big shout out against Ayn Rand in frustration followed by a door slam.

  12. Anonymous

    I enjoyed Clint Eastwood’s speech and though a bit rambling was entertaining, funny and carried a strong message. I admit the Clint factor swayed my interpretation, but it still was very clever. Has the chair as well as the President not been invisible during the current administration? I am surprised that CF or Walt has not weighed in on this one.

    • The main stream media hated the speech and have been running with a lock-step chorus of “bizarre”, “rambling”, and so forth. The real country loved it, which explains the media’s panic.

  13. Anon

    CF and Anonymous @11:40: The blogosphere has been having a heyday with Clint, more specifically to Obama’s Tweet response. Click the links below in order or else it won’t make sense.

    1. Obama’s response to Clint’s comments: He tweets “This seat taken”, with photo:

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/31/obama-takes-his-seat/

    2. The conservative comedians took his photo and did this!!

    http://thelookingspoon.com/index.php/august-2012/3822-the-real-obama-chair-photo
    :-)

  14. Anonymous

    @Inagua, this is not amongst my usual reading fare but I picked up the link from both the WaPo and Politico where they were discussing how badly the public dislikes political news media.

    http://elections.dailykos.com/weeklypolling/2012/7/26

    What was interesting (to me) is that the Northeast portion is the only part of the country where Obama runs away with the election. Romney has a significant lead in the Midwest, a tiny lead in the West (!!!) and is slightly behind in the South. Romney also has a big lead in the 30-45 year old category but loses in the 46-65 category big. Weirdness.

    I’m a westerner, female, registered Dem. I didn’t vote for The One in 2008 and I won’t be voting for him in 2012 either. IIRC, Obama collected ~150k votes more (O=2.076M, Reps= 1.925M, total ballots cast ~5.3M))in the California primary than the Republican field all together. Unfortunately as a registered Dem. I wasn’t allowed to vote for a Rep. candidate in the primary but I can’t be the only pissed off Dem in the whole state.

    I doubt that Romney will swing enough to win the state, but it could be a lot closer than some think. By the way, that +150k lead was out more than 5M ballots cast, so O only collected ~40% of total votes, that’s a lot of people who made no selection for president on their ballots since Dems have a huge lead in registration over Reps.