Paul Rayon gave a lie to all he said in just the second paragraph of his speech, which of course he delivered without a Teleprompter because, as we all know, Obama could not do without one. Here is the Big Lie, borrowed from David Barton and all those embarked on a systematic brainwashing of Americans into believing, as that fat little turd Gomer Shuckabee once put it, "it's time to interpret the U. S. Constitution according to Christian principles." (America is the only country in the world with a cable news outfit willing to hire a former hick state evangelical governor -- just after Clinton, I might add -- to do a political talk show. The FCC should pull their license or take back any tax breaks or other perks at such blatant mixing of government and the Christian fucking religion.) Put on your night eye-masks so you won't have to see this:
"Each of these great moral ideas is essential to democratic government -- to the rule of law, to life in a humane and decent society. They are the moral creed of our country, as powerful in our time, as on the day of America's founding. They are self-evident and unchanging, and sometimes, even presidents need reminding, that our rights come from nature and God, not from government."
Does anyone see something wrong with this? No, no, not the awkward syntax, which loses you about where "They are self-evident..." begins. The equation of Judeo-Christian morality with God and our "rights." The use of "nature and God" as code words for fundamentalist teachings including creationism, the idea that all things were createdd at once in six days about six or seven thousand years ago. You might want to discuss as well the total contradiction of an Ayn Rand freak discussing anything called "God." Like the aptly named Rand Paul, the individualist, objectivist atheist of the 40s has become enslaved to myth, irrationality, superstition, and very fuzzy thinking (if you can call it that: there is a move on to ban "critical thinking" from our schools, and guess which political party has or had it in their platform?).
Among conservatives the current spin is that Eastwood did a fantastic job and that those who don't see it that way are die-hard liberals. I fit in that category, but it still seems a mistake to have a major Hollywood star steal the show from the candidate. Putting him on without vetting his remarks beforehand was idiotic.
Romney has the money to win the election and he promises to create 12 million jobs in his first term. To make such a promise is foolish because it will be almost impossible, but he only cares about this election and not about anything else.
Yet both Romney and Ryan go after Obama for the unkept promises he made during the last election. I would like to see R&R do much of anything should they get into office and have to put up with Harry Reid announcing from the git-go that the job of the Senate Democrats is to see to it Romney is a one term president. The main reason Obama has been able to accomplish so little is that he faced overwhelming obstruction from not only Senate Repubs but the majority of the House as well as "blue dog" Dems in both houses.
That was precisely the problem: he did what the Romney campaign could not have wanted or expected and upstaged the candidate. His routine is now a classic—for all the wrong reasons.
Considering Clint's Superbowl turn, is it possible he is an old-style Republican and inserted a poison pill into the convention intentionally? That is, he was mocking just what Tea Party types think of Obama, e.g. that he would actually use the expression, "Go fuck yourself!" When they cut from his implied use of the phrase to Ann, she looked dismayed and astonished. She probably was wondering, "do my grandchildren know what he means? Poor Mitt, he's back in the green room listening to this with the grandkids."
Allen Ginsberg is dead.