The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of the Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

As the 2012 Democratic Convention moves into its final day, here’s a look back at some of the best moments of night two of the convention:

Best Speech: Former President Bill Clinton, who must have Team Romney kicking themselves for their curious decision to praise him effusively throughout the campaign.

Best Prediction: James Carville, who correctly suggested last month that Sister Simone Campbell and the “Nuns On The Bus” should be invited to the Democratic Convention.

Best One-Liner: “Heck, he appointed Hillary” – Clinton, explaining that President Obama is willing to put political divisions behind him.

Loudest Ovation: President Barack Obama, who sent the crowd into a frenzy when he joined Clinton on stage at the end of the night.

Biggest Surprise: George W. Bush has now gotten more applause at the Democratic Convention than he did in Tampa. After being almost completely ignored by his own party, Bush received a warm ovation from the Democrats after Clinton lauded his work on PEPFAR.

Sharpest Attack: Elizabeth Warren, who slammed Mitt Romney’s famous “corporations are people” remark.

No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people. And that’s why we need Barack Obama.

Biggest Loser: Paul Ryan, who will never again be labeled as a serious policy wonk now that Clinton’s done with him.

Have your own idea for Convention awards? Tweet them to us at @NationalMemo!

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

McCarthy Admits 65 House Republicans Are Unvaccinated

Screenshot form C-SPAN

Reprinted with permission from American Independent

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday railed against the new mask rule from Congress' attending physician, Dr. Brian Monahan, who on Tuesday ordered that all members of the House — vaccinated or not — return to wearing a "well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask" while at the Capitol complex.

Keep reading... Show less

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Screenshot from C-SPAN

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

"The storm" is a term that the far-right conspiracy theorists of QAnon are fond of using, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy used that term during a July 29 press conference when he was criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's support of a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Keep reading... Show less
x

Close