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Friday, October 28, 2016

Reince Priebus Opens Republican Convention in Tampa

At 2:00 PM today, as tropical storm Isaac headed towards the gulf and threatened disruptions, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus pounded the gavel to formally convene the Republican National Convention — and soon after called for recess.

In his two-minute address, Priebus railed against “the unprecedented fiscal recklessness of the Obama administration”, and inaugurated two national debt-clocks—one counting the total debt, the other counting the debt accrued during the convention.

Priebus called for a moment of silence to pray for those in Isaac’s storm path and the  emergency responders who will be called in to help.

Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday at 82, received an honorable mention by Priebus.

The shortened convention will continue on Tuesday with speeches by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Ann Romney, and a keynote address from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

On Wednesday, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, Condoleeza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will take the stage.

On Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney will close out the convention.

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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  • WhutHeSaid

    I know it was a typo, but Paul Ryan will indeed ‘fake the stage’. He needs to lie profusely about his woman-hating record and beliefs or the Republican ticket stands no chance of winning at all. Even with all of the lying and cheating, I doubt that they have much of a chance anyway.

    • TheSkalawag929

      That is true but put it on full blast.
      Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals, drums, the telegraph pony express and any other way we can get the message out we need to use it.

  • A more appropriate “typo” would have been to suggest Pat Robertson opened the GOP convention in Tampa…

  • I was beginning to get a little nervous about Obama’s reelection prospects, then I remembered that woman make up 51% of the electorate.

    • ExPAVIC


      Don’t forget your lady friends. Remind them that the American Taliban Republicans HATE women.

      I am wondering what the ATR is going to do with all the burqas they ordered for the party’s women?

      • Yeah ExPavic, we can all see the hate Romney has for his wife Ann, married since 1969, and the 5 loving sons, all successful & married. Seems to me the Republican Party is the Party that has had many women in top positions.

        • ExPAVIC


          Five sons, none of which have ever served their country in the military. And, rich people statistically stayed married longer because of shared asset value.

          Is dissolving Planned Parenthood a pro-female indication?

          American Taliban Republican “top women?’ Name me three on Mittens campaign staff. In fact, you may have difficulty naming two on his staff.

          Watch the convention and see how many ATR female delegates you see. They will be easy to spot since they will be wearing burqas.

        • joceandre

          Why haven’t they found a husband for Anne Colter yet?

    • TheSkalawag929

      Remember to stand with them to protect their rights.

    • You Got That Right And You Can Bet We’re Not Voting For Mr Strip And Ship Nor His American Taliban!!!

  • johninPCFL
  • The true living God is showing us what he thinks of the republicans, Full of wind and destruction!

  • DurdyDawg

    Maybe they’ll believe they shouldn’t be there once they see this:

  • romney close it up now no one will be listening to your lies. We all ready realize how congress is guilty of of holding up jobs and how you tried to make him a one term President before he took office. How you caused trouble for the womens boddies. I could go on and on but everyone knows you shipped jobs over seas. You have nothing to show you are a leader, but a money hungry and power person. He who lives by the sword will dye by the sword. The 98 % will take you down no matter how much money you put out there.


    It seems that Nature is not very keen on the Republicans. And since Nature, in the form of tropical storms, is the issue, why don’t the Republicans take advantage of that and make an educational speech about the future of energy and what they are going to do about it?. We are victims of earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, you name it. . . we should instead use that powerful energy to improve our lives. The first step is to invest in research. Better to use financial resources to make positive changes about life in this planet than get stuck with wars and ideologies. In any case, it will a more pleasant speech for a change.

    • Mai Kellogg

      Yes and Let Us Not Forget….Climate Change. What is their problem with Science for Petes sake.

  • It beats me how Republicans can get away with claiming to be the party of fiscal restraint. The history of the national debt tells a different story. Yet they rarely get called out on it. How is that possible?

    • You are right, and in addition to the fiscal irresponsibility they have shown time and again during the past several decades we should add Romney’s promise to restore the $716B he claims President Obama cut from that program. Never mind the fact that the legislation to reduce MEDICARE spending was championed in the House by non other than Paul Ryan, never mind that spending reductions are mandatory to comply with the Republican Cut, Cap and Balance Act they demanded as a condition to agree to raise the national debt ceiling and avoid default, never mind that MEDICARE will go broke within the next decade if nothing is done to control service provider claims and other abuses, and never mind that Rep Ryan’s three and a half page “plan” calls for the dismantling of MEDICARE for people under 55, which would deprive the program of the funding it needs to function and would result in its demise for everyone. Cynicism is almost a requirement for anyone engaging in politics, what is amazing is how many Americans buy the garbage the GOP is feeding us.

      • TheSkalawag929

        You are absolutely right on all counts. Now we have to broadcast that message to the country on full blast.

    • TheSkalawag929

      Because we on the left have been letting them get away with it. It’s time to bring them to account. They have proven that will keep ruining the country as long as we allow it.

    • They do get called out on it, they just deny and Lie….and say the liberals did it…
      Why do the Republican women stand for their crap..?

  • MMorningstar

    They’re still piling out of the clown car…should be ready by tomorrow.

  • nancysnead25

    i am confident obama will b our preas sident for 4 more yrs no matter what the repugnants say he has what he came into was a mess that is gonna take a while to get over and i just dont anyone taking away my rights asa woman and a citizen i want someone who knows what is going on doesnt need a lot of people to tell him what to do cause he doesnt have the intelligence to know whats going on and one and is sensibel and cant relate to the poor and middle class not just the rich and very rich

  • karinursula

    I hope every woman in this country will read the GOP platform. Unbelievable.

  • Edsanjuan

    Come November 6th, you DemocRats won’t even know what hit you …

    • DukeDacat

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      “DemocRats won’t even know what hit you”
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      for November 7, 2012, you will need it

      Oh my lord… you’re killing me… cut it out….
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      By the way, Have a nice day…………………

  • Fortunately the Republicans can get more done in 15 minutes than the Democrats can get done in four years, so all is well.

    • DukeDacat

      Hey Williams,
      Read the above post…………………..
      By the way, Have a nice day

    • Mai Kellogg

      You missed John Boehner saying Obama accomplished most of what he set out to do I guess. It’s too bad the GOP fought him tooth and claw every single day they were paid to Work!

    • ExPAVIC


      Robert why don’t you hike over to townhall.daily where the rest of your ilk hang out. Misery does love company and they are all rather miserable.

      Ask the American Taliban Republican women in their hot, hot burqas.

    • ralphkr

      I must agree with you, Mr. Williams. The Republicans can do more harm to the US in 15 minutes than the Democrats can accomplish in a decade.



    Is this some type of Divine intervention? Thanks to the weather, the American Taliban Republican anti-everythings will have less of an opportunity to express their lies, distortions, propaganda, and other types of male bovine fecal matter to the electorate.

    Now if we could only find a way to stifle the output of Karl Rove, Stewart Stevens, et al, and Don Trumpie, Paul Ryan, Mittens himself, Michelle Bachman, and the rest of that crowd people would have a clear field that benefits them instead of the 5% ultra-rich who are attempting to buy the election and install their weird form of government that we have seen before and can do without.

  • Nice to see they let His Superflousity do something. Whether it is useful or not…

  • Clearly this storm, ironically called Issac, is a bad, bad omen for the Repulicans. For, as all will recall, God ordered Issac’s father Abraham to kill him. The entire text of the account, found both in the Old Testemant and again in the New (in the book of John) goes like this:

    Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
    Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”
    God say, “No.”
    Abe say, “What?”
    God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but now
    The next time you see me comin’ you better run”
    Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”
    God says, “Out on Highway 61.”

  • sand12

    15 min. is long enough for them to say everything important they have to say. lol

  • sand12

    One more thing,
    Its amazing to me how a party of such so called religious conviction, have ordered up a record amount of strippers and prostitutes. for there convention Calling women that want to protect themselves from a mess of horney old men, and want proper womens health care sluts.

  • Preibus!! He doesn’t know anything about relegion or politcs. Can you believe this guy> Women you shall make this election yours. You have the vote.

  • long past time to remove these rightwingnut nazi thugs by any means nessarry. the modern gop is nothing but a front for the worst class of murdering trash wethepeople have ever been subjected to.

  • Mat Romney drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log.

  • ridemybroom

    where is isaac when you really want him….

  • The GOP is fighting not with Obama but with supernatural forces because of their diabolic principles.Hurricane Isaac is there to prove to them that God is against them and what they stand for. Americans know that he who did not spare American jobs and outsourced them and bluntly refused to declare his tax returns has an ulterior motive for running for the precidency.



    If you liked George W. Bush (like who did), you will love RoMoney and Ryan. If you thought George had some weird ideas on how to run the country, read what these two American Taliban Republicans want to do.

    Abolish Medicare, lower your Social Security payments (so the rich can get their tax breaks), abolish Pell Grants, close Planned Parenthood, stop stem cell research, raise middle class tax rates (so the rich can get a better tax break), send legal immigrants back home, close down Public Television, stop aid to education, increase capital gains taxes, find a war to get into…. hopefully you are beginning to get the idea that these two ATR clowns will really screw up this country.

  • pmbalele

    I am Catholic and I condemn the Cardinal decision to join the hate group. The Cardinal should be ashamed to accept invitation at GOP Convention. How dare he mix his catholic faith with Mormon faith to give benediction at GOP convention? This cardinal should understand that Mormon teachings clash with catholic religion. For example Mormons don’t believe in Christ as the Savior, Virgin Mary etc. Mormons have their own Jesus – some dead man who founded the Mormon cult. This man had several wives. Catholics are monogamy. This will be a big clash between Catholicism and Mormonism when the cardinal will end his prayer with “in Name of Jesus Christ.” In any case, these days I don’t believe any blessing from any religious person matters. Several Catholic priests and other Christian leaders, I thought were God’s people turned to be sinners themselves. Many have been caught sexually abusing children or committed adultery or acted immorally. Maybe that’s why God sent hurricane at GOP convention as hex. So let GOP bring as many cardinals or reverends as they want, on November 6 Romney and GOP as whole are losing the elections. The cardinal will made it worse. We democrats believe in God the Creator –Period.

  • pmbalele

    I don’t blame Ron Paul not endorsing Romney. RR ticket is dead. 1st Romney refused to release his tax returns. He cannot win Americans votes if he did not pay tax for 10 years. 2nd, is Bain capital implication. He cannot win Americans if he shipped jobs abroad leaving fellow Americans on welfare. Romney endorsed Republican base for no abortion even if woman is raped. American women will not vote for him if he and the Republican Party want control women bodies. Seniors will not vote for RR ticket if Romney stands by Ryan-care which kills seniors exhausting $5,000 voucher. I see R&R ticket dead on arrival. Ron Paul may as well rescind suspension of campaign. Let’s vote for President Obama on November 6.

  • joceandre

    Oh boy! This republican convention is so disgusting, those so call speakers only speak about themselves and very little about the person they suppose to represent. We still do not know what their plan is to put America back to work. We know that Obama has created some jobs such as the automobile industry. Mitt Romney’s experience is in taking away jobs. These republicans had no connections with each other , after Mrs Romney finished talking about love then came big bully Chris Christie saying it’s not about love but respect. The man was downright nasty.