Second Night Of The RNC Ends On A Crescendo!!!


Oh my!  So, I’ve just finished watching about 4 hours of the Republican National Convention.  I’ve never seen such a better run of consecutive speeches in my life.  Each speech was good, each succeeding speech was better than the prior.  Even the quips were like that!  Rand Paul, McCain, Pawlenty, Huckabee, Condi Rice, Martinez, and Ryan, all of them were outstanding!  Thume and Portman were great, too!

If anyone was worried about Ryan’s ability to excite the base, they can’t possibly be now.  His speech was upbeat, moving, touching, and stirring.  He didn’t just connect, he hit it out of the park.

The best quote of the night:  “College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life,” —–Paul Ryan

Runner up:  “Barack Obama is the tattoo president . Like a big tattoo, it seemed cool when you were young, but later on, that decision doesn’t look so good and you wonder: what was I thinking? The worst part is, you’re going to have to explain it to your kids.” ——-  Tim Pawlenty

Second Runner up:  “Barack Obama has failed in his presidency, but many people fail at their first job.” ——– Tim Pawlenty

Condi Rice’s speech was of a much more sobering tone.

“We must work for an open global economy and pursue free and fair trade to grow our exports and our influence abroad,” she said. “In the last years, the United States has ratified three trade agreements, all negotiated in the Bush Administration. 

“If you are concerned about China’s rise, consider this fact: China has signed 15 Free Trade Agreements and is negotiating 20 more,” she said. “Sadly we are abandoning the playing field of free trade and it will come back to haunt us.”

Note:  A little quibble, I thought she said 18, but it’s being reported as 20.

“Where does America stand?” “When our friends and our foes, alike, do not know the answer to that question,” she told the Republican National Convention, “the world is a chaotic and dangerous place.”

Rice picked up on a theme laid out earlier tonight by Sen. John McCain who warned that “if America doesn’t lead, our adversaries will, and the world will grow darker, poorer and much more dangerous.”  “We cannot be reluctant to lead,” Rice told fellow Republicans, who welcomed her to the stage with enthusiastic applause. “And you cannot lead from behind.Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand this reality, that our leadership abroad and our well-being at home are inextricably linked.”

“Our adversaries must have no reason to doubt our resolve because peace really does come through strength,” said Rice.

The Ryan speech was an indictment against the Obama administration.

“It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new,” Ryan said. “Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.”

Obama’s term, he said, has been “a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.”

“Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation’s economic problems,” Ryan said. “And I’m going to level with you. We don’t have that much time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this.

Of the Democrats, he said, “Their moment came and went.”

But Ryan pledges a new direction: “We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead.”

The only problem with tonight is that it will be a very hard act to follow.  I watched it on PBS, CNN, and MSNBC.  PBS was the least biased of the bunch.  And isn’t MSNBC violating some sort of equal time law with their constant parading of Elizabeth Warren?  Or has Warren acknowledged that she’s lost and is interviewing for a job?

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22 Responses to Second Night Of The RNC Ends On A Crescendo!!!

  1. kim2ooo says:

    “We will not spend four years blaming others, we will take responsibility.”

    Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan’s whole speech.

  2. That guy Paul Ryan is great, Now Commissar Biden has a young energetic opponent. Ryan is president material; hopefully after Romney as president, Ryan will take charge.

    • suyts says:

      Regardless how this election comes out, Ryan is probably the heir apparent for the next run after Romney.

      • kelly liddle says:

        Great another spendthrift. Need a Paulbot someone who is actually a fiscal conservative. But on a brighter note maybe Ryan is a fiscal conservative and if given power would actually cut spending. With the QLD government which has debt of $60 + bilion our new premier who I was skeptical of has started serious cuts. His record was of running up debt on the Brisbane council to build infrastructure. So I am very pleasantly surprised.

        • ThePhDScientist says:

          Ryan proposes trillions of dollars in tax cuts with no details on how to pay for them. Does that sound very conservative….Well if you’re talking about the conservative party in America then YES it does.

        • philjourdan says:

          The absurdity of the colonies is that Ryan is seen as a hard core fiscal conservative. Yet he has not proposed a single actual cut. Just a reduction in increases. Ron Paul was the only one that even mentioned “cut”, and of course the left wants to nail his hide to a barn door.

          Newspeak is alive and well inside the Washington Beltway.

        • suyts says:

          Yes it is. It’s hilarious listening to the Dems speak out of both…. well, when the prez reduces spending, it’s not a cut, but just a reduction in spending. When Ryan reduces spending its a radical budget cut which only reduces future spending.

          Personally, I like the concept, but I think the budget increases need to be limited to 1%. At least until we get this country moving again.

        • philjourdan says:

          Suyts – I respectfully disagree about limiting increases. Virtually every state in the Union has actually had to CUT spending due to the aborted Obama recovery. It is time the Feds learned the same thing. Cuts are not a death sentence. It just means that the person in front on you in the check out line talking on their iPhone, will have to buy London Broil instead of Rib Eye with the EBT Card.

        • suyts says:

          Well, true, I’m not opposed to cuts. It just makes it more palatable for members of the public.

      • ThePhDScientist says:

        Yes if Rick Santorum can’t set America back 60 years, Paul Ryan can!

    • kelly liddle says:

      That ad is a spoof right saying cast your vote before you cark it? Quite an effective go though at the stupid base who take internet announcements as truth.

      • ThePhDScientist says:

        Of course it is. Are you unfamiliar with the Onion, Kelly? It’s one of the most hilarious satirical news sources in America. They even put out a weekly newspaper that you can pick up in some cities. It’s not meant to be taken literally, though we all know in satire there are a lot of elements of truth! 😉

    • kim2ooo says:

      BUT this isn’t a spoof

      [ “Is Obama courting the ‘dead’ vote?

      January 20, 2012
      By: Howard Portnoy

      Talk about your silent majority! A new undercover video by James O’Keefe, the man who brought down ACORN, shows voters receiving ballots for the New Hampshire primary despite the notable handicap of being dead!

      All of these voters were registered Democrats, which may be a coincidence—or maybe not. New Hampshire remains one of 20 states that require no voter ID, and its Democratic governor, John Lynch, vetoed a voter ID bill that came across his desk last year.

      And even if it had passed, it would have doubtless hit the same obstacle ecountered by South Carolina, whose new voter ID law was shot down by the Holder Justice Department. The matter is headed to the courts.

      Video: James O’Keefe records ‘dead’ voters showing up at NH polls

      Of course, dead people casting votes is nothing new. In 2008, Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, found that over 2,800 Minnesotans who had voted in the general election had previously been flagged by an independent data collection service as “deceased.” It is precisely because of such clear breaches that one might expect the Justice Department and the Obama administration to be vigorous
      champions of voter ID laws.”]

  3. ThePhDScientist says:

    sorry that was “news”

    • DirkH says:

      PhdScientist, do you still maintain that the National Review lied when they said that the Volt’s production was halted again?

      • philjourdan says:

        Of course he does! phd loves to claim lie when presented with documented evidence to the contrary. And quick to yell truth when no evidence exists!

  4. DirkH says:

    Shock. Marissa Meyer’s Yahoo! discovered part of its spine, fires anti RNC agitator.

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