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Is DOJ ‘Community Organizing’ Occupy Activists at the RNC?

August 30, 2012

What are uniformed field representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) doing assisting Occupy/anarchist activists outside the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa?


Exclusive video captured by Breitbart News during Occupy/anarchist demonstrations outside the RNC Tuesday shows CRS field representatives, wearing DOJ logo polo shirts and hats, conversing with Occupy protesters.

In one case, a CRS representative and protester are seen to high-five each other.

CRS representatives are also seen relaying specific instructions to the activists about the location of prearranged buses that were apparently taking them to their next scheduled demonstration.

CRS’s mission, as expressed on its website, is to be a “‘peacemaker’ for community conflicts and tensions.” CRS was created as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a conflict resolution body dealing specifically with community uprisings over racial issues. Its jurisdiction was later expanded as part of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, signed into law by President Obama, which lists the areas in which the CRS can act as including issues of “race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.”

The purpose of CRS is to mediate in ongoing disputes–not to foment them, or to become participants. However, there is evidence that the Obama administration may be using CRS as a quiet community organizing force.

Read more at Breitbart

(ht/Michelle Malkin for alerting us to what was not for public consumption and swept under the rug…


RNC Rules Fight – After Action Report:

First let me say thank-you, thank-you to conservatives everywhere who spoke up and started a national firestorm over this issue. If you’re like me, you know just how important it is to the future of the conservative movement.

With the Rules meeting itself, the first problem was attendance. Many, many of our supporters simply didn’t make it there do to buses that were up to an hour late to pick them up, (Morton Blackwell of Virginia had this problems). Many of them who didn’t make it would have been additional signatures to our petition. But they started the meeting anyway, introducing a motion to ratify the final report of last Friday with the exception of the rule 16 compromise language taking out candidate veto power over delegates. This final motion passed.

As the meeting was going on, we were circulating our minority report petition. At one point, the male delegate from Massachusetts snatched it out of the hands ot the lady from North Dakota, refusing to give it back after repeated demands, resulting in a shoving match when the delegate from Colorado came to her defense.

After the final vote was over, according to party rules, we had one hour to file our minority reports, and, according to Rules, they have to be filed with either the committee chair, secretary, or convention secretary. Of course, after the meeting, they were no where to be found.

We continued to pick up signatures after the meeting, getting up to 24 for our Rule 12 minority report… but 4 shy of what would have been needed. Again, many people simply weren’t there. Others had their arms twisted. And others, as I learned, were simply “replaced” on the committee by their delegations.

On the Rule 16 issue, we had enough – IF we could have submitted something on paper – but again, no one there…or to be found. So our only option was to re-submit, via email, the pdf of what we submitted last Friday. We emailed this to Sunnunu and the convention secretary. The problem however would have been that it had 29 signatures, but since Friday, 2 members asked to have their names removed, so it would have been a no-go.

After the vote on the convention floor, it occurred to me that we probably should have just told everyone to “vote no” on the rules entirely…and yell “division” to force a head count…if the rules failed, a new motion substituting the old rules may have been in order… but hindsight is 20-20.

The upside is that as a result of shining a light on what was going on and alerting everyone to it, we were able to force a compromise to get the worst part of the proposed changes removed, (the change that would let campaigns have veto power over delegates).

The downside is that all of the rest of the garbage went through, (i.e. letting the RNC change the rules between conventions, removing a March proportionality rule that will result in a massive front-loaded national primary in 4 or 8 years, forcing some caucus/convention states to bind delegates against their own rules and state law, etc..).

Worst yet, due to the RNC’s new power to change the rules, the [genie] is out of the bottle and, who knows, a proposal for candidates to have delegate veto power may yet be in our future.

This whole debacle verifies what I call “Drew McKissick’s unified theory of political power” – Those who get involved and stay involved have the power. Even idiots eventually get promoted up the chain to their level of incompetence if for no other reason that there is so much apathy that “somebody” has to fill xyz position and “hey, this guy always shows up, give it to him”. And there you go.

The takeaway for conservatives is this:


Yes, those boring old precinct meetings matter. Going to county party meetings matters. Running for delegate matters. Who your delegates pick for Platform and Rules Committees REALLY MATTERS. Show up…support good people who can’t be bullied.

Right now we have a campaign – or many campaigns – to win this November. And conservatives should do everything they can to win. But after Election Day remember, the candidates represent the party, not the other way around.

Keep the heat on, and keep them honest. This shook people up. Keep them that way.

Thanks again for all of the support. You have no idea how much it meant.

Drew McKissick
Delegate, SC

We will continue watching this story for further developments and posting updates as they become available… STAY TUNED!

  1. August 30, 2012 7:02 am

    If the DOJ employees are there and there is no evidence of racial tension and/or violence, what is the DOJ doing there? Is Obama using taxpayer funds and federal manpower as an arm of his political campaign for planned chaos? Orchestrated for intimidating RNC delegates and convention attendees?

  2. August 30, 2012 8:28 am

    Not a whisper of news about Ryan’s triumphant speech last night at the GOP convention mentioned this morning on NBC’s Today Show. Ryan delivered the speech he needed to rounding all the the bases on issues concerning Americans. His piste de resistance came when Ryan paid serious attention lauding his mother Betty, calling her his role model… effectively anointing himself as “every mother’s son” securing the women’s vote beautifully packaged with a pink satin bow for delivery tonight to Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.

    Dirty Harry to make OUR Day!

    Clint Eastwood To Speak At Republican Convention on Thursday: Fox News

    Clint Eastwood will be speaking at the Republican Convention in Tampa on Thursday according to Fox News. The network’s website is reporting that a GOP source confirmed “that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker”. Thursday night’s line-up has a “To Be Announced” speaker scheduled ahead of Senator Marco Rubio and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney himself.

    Eastwood’s name was floated earlier this week as the speaker along with former VP nominee Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and even a hologram of former President Ronald Reagan.

    No stranger to politics, Eastwood served as the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988. He supported John McCain in 2008 and endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this month at a Sun Valley fundraiser. “Now more than ever do we need Mitt Romney, I’m going to be voting for him,” the Oscar winner said as the GOP nominee stood next to him on August 4. If Eastwood is really heading to Tampa to speak Thursday evening, he’s going to have to get going soon.

    Deadline has learned that as of Wednesday afternoon, the actor/director was still at his home in Carmel. Eastwood’s latest film, Trouble With The Curve comes out on September 21, 2012.

  3. August 30, 2012 8:50 am

    Remember when the pinkmaniacs howled about Rubio and said Florida was LOST. LOST I tell you? Check coverage all over the blogoshere about Ryan’s pX90 convention workout speech. Even dour old ace call the race over except for the minor details.

    Here’s Ulsterman’s view: Ryan is a rock star.

    Make this one right to the point – Paul Ryan is a now a full fledged political rock star. That kid is the real f-cking deal. That speech, which had a big contribution from the guy who did Palin’s in ’08 (best speech of that convention) was off the charts good. He hit up the youth vote, took on the Medicare issue and turned it against Obama, pulled in the Midwest swing states, repeatedly gave high praise Romney, put in some humor, a lot of humility, and ended by raising the roof and giving voters their marching orders.

    It was a rally speech and it has got to have the Obama camp sh-tting themselves right now. There are conversations going double time between Chicago and the White House. It was so damn good I’m a little worried for Romney tomorrow. He might prove a letdown. Tough-tough act to follow. I’ve watched a ton of these speeches over the years and forgot just about every damn one of them. I remember Reagan’s ’80 convention speech and I heard the Ryan speech borrow a hell of a lot from that one. Knew we were in danger of getting our ass kicked that night.

    I remember Clinton’s in ’92 and ’96 of course. ’92 was his best because he was up against it and delivered big time. He was so damn good that night. And I remember Palin’s and Obama’s in ’08. Both equally good in my humble opinion. I would put tonight’s Ryan speech right up there with those. And he’s got what Obama doesn’t – sincerity. The kid really believes what he says. Obama is finding it tougher and tougher to fake that.

    Saw you put up a story on the Eastwood visit tomorrow. Hope that pans out. Now wouldn’t that be some kick ass icing on the cake.

    Let me try and explain to you where this election is really at.

    -Obama is running low on cash. Donations are off by about 30% compared to this time last year (WHI Likely Meant “Last Election” -UM) but he’s spending a lot more. Donors are already telling the campaign they are pulling the plug soon if things don’t get better. The Old Man is gonna try and cut off as much of that as he can.
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    -Romney has huge reserves of cash on hand and an ad campaign about to launch that is gonna kick Obama’s ass hard in those swing states.

    -The debates are gonna be huge. Not since 1980 will they be so important. If Romney edges Obama there, he might wrap this thing up. If Obama is seen as winning, we got a fight to November. I will say this, Romney is going to be a hell of a lot tougher in those debates than McCain. We knew that in ’08. McCain is horrible in that environment and that is why we wanted him to be the nominee. Obama already won those debates before they had even started.

    -So recently I told you it was 50/50 we win this thing. I’m leaning about 55/45 in our favor now. Things are going along well.

    That’s what scares me. I’m still worried something weird is gonna fall on our heads to mess this all up for us.

    Until then though, lets just enjoy the moment. Right now it’s all any of us got.

  4. August 30, 2012 9:22 am

    A great poster comment on the Ryan speech:


    “Politico has a panel on cspan and to a person they were praising the Ryan speech. One guy said that for all the people who thought that romney had done a swan dive into an empty pool in picking Ryan, now they know the pool was full of water. Time will still tell whether they can pull it off (ie, mediscare) but no question he’s up to the task.”

    Isn’t that what the “applauding seals” over at the other site were saying?

  5. August 30, 2012 9:26 am

    Mr. Scam Man. Hehehehehe

  6. August 30, 2012 9:41 am

    “Remember when the pinkmaniacs howled about Rubio and said Florida was LOST. LOST”

    I think I need a refresher- I know the wounds are still fresh in some of us.. especially the words coming from admin.. How do you see it?

  7. August 30, 2012 10:02 am

    Excerpt from Ulsterman:

    “Obama is running low on cash. Donations are off by about 30% compared to this time last year (WHI Likely Meant “Last Election” -UM) but he’s spending a lot more. Donors are already telling the campaign they are pulling the plug soon if things don’t get better. The Old Man is gonna try and cut off as much of that as he can.”

    I think Ryan effectively neutralized Obama’s negative campaign attacks last night when he posed the question to the audience “why isn’t Obama running on his record?” responding with the right answer.. paraphrased saying: “We’re not better off now than we were 4 yrs ago..because of Obama’s broken campaign promises, (using the Janesville closing as the examp) saying …(because) “We are worse off now than we were then after having 4 yrs of Obama in office.”

  8. August 30, 2012 10:08 am

    “It was a rally speech and it has got to have the Obama camp sh-tting themselves right now. There are conversations going double time between Chicago and the White House.”

    Oh, yeah- I laughed out loud after visualizing Obama sitting a foot away from the tv listening to Ryan’s speech but after the third zinger was on the phone with Axelpuke saying… “what are you going to do about this? Whats your plan?” ( other end of the phone… first crickets… then alot of Axelrod’s yammering and burping…finishing with: “Can I call you back later?) 🙂

  9. August 30, 2012 10:44 am

    VP nom

    Great picture of Paul Ryan and his family after accepting the nomination for VP.

  10. August 30, 2012 11:07 am

    Ryan covered every important aspect of American priorities sitting on the table- even this one-

    Ryan: Obama has left our allies to doubt us

    TAMPA, FLORIDA — In accepting the Republican nomination for vice president Wednesday night, Paul Ryan slammed US President Barack Obama for worsening America’s position in the world and hurting its relationships with allies.

    He accused Obama of “managing American decline, leaving allies to doubt us and adversaries to test us.”

    In contrast, he pledged that a Romney-Ryan administration would “speak with confidence and clarity” in its dealings with the world, and “act in the conviction that the United States is still the greatest force for peace and liberty that this world has ever known.”

    In stressing that “wherever men and women rise up for their own freedom, they will know that the American president is on their side,” he obliquely criticized Obama for not taking a more aggressive stance on behalf of civilians who have rebelled against Middle East unelected leaders.

    John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, more explicitly attacked Obama for not doing more to help Iranians rising up against their leaders in 2009 “The president missed a historic opportunity to put his full support behind an Iranian revolution,” he charged in his speech earlier in the evening.

    McCain also criticized the man who bested him for causing allies “to doubt America’s leadership.” He particularly singled out Israel, which faces “an existential threat,” as an ally who has been threatened by Obama’s policies. The crowd cheered loudly at the mention of the Jewish state.

    Following McCain’s address, a video showed highlights of Mitt Romney’s recent trip to Israel. The crowd applauded when Mitt was shown declaring that “America will always stand with a free and strong Israel” and cheered even louder when called Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

    Condoleezza Rice, who served as secretary of state under George W. Bush, also addressed the enthusiastic crowd on a night that touched much more on foreign policy than previous convention sessions.

    Referring to the Obama administration’s explanation that it had “led from behind” in dealing with Libya, Rice countered that “We cannot be reluctant to lead and we cannot lead from behind.” Ryan was greeted with extended standing ovations upon entering and leaving the packed convention hall. He pounded regular Republican tropes which accuse Obama of failed fiscal policies and wanting to grow the size of government.

    But he also introduced a note of levity when he chided his running mate for music preferences Ryan said he has frequently heard “on many hotel elevators.” Calling the difference in their musical tastes — Ryan prefers groups such as AC/DC and Led Zeppelin — a demonstration of the generational divide between the two, the nominee also noted other contrasts between the two men, including their religions.

    Ryan is Catholic while Romney would be the first Mormon to be elected should he win in November.

    But Ryan stressed that “in any church, the best kind of preaching is done by example.” He extolled his running mate as “prayerful and faithful and honorable.” And he suggested that the two politicians, as well as adherents of all different belief systems, have much in common.

    “Our different faiths come together in the same moral creed,” he said. “Each one of us was made for a reason, bearing the image and likeness of the Lord of Life.”

    Romney will deliver his speech accepting the nomination on Thursday night.

  11. August 30, 2012 11:19 am

    Jan Brewer (accidentally) endorses Obama at convention

  12. August 30, 2012 11:52 am

    Oopsey, Is photo shop broken? Look at the size of the crowd at Obama’s last rally event?


    We know the size of the crowds attending The Romney-Ryan rallys have been so immense people are being turned away out of safety concerns. However, here is the new Obama strategy spun by his top notch campaign team:

    “As both parties approach their national conventions, Obama is, if you believe his aides, adopting a somewhat unorthodox strategy. Reporters traveling with Obama on his flub-filled, three-day trip across Iowa last week, which we wrote about here, began noticing that the crowds coming out to hear the Democrat for the 79th time were noticeably smaller than on previous trips.

    But smaller crowds appearing to see an incumbent president is all part of the new plan, Obama aides maintain. Apparently, Obama’s team is intentionally working hard to minimize the turnout of supporters at such events. And it’s working.” (really? Must be that foot dragging Oprah’s fault!

  13. August 30, 2012 3:13 pm

    Democratic Party favorability rating lowest since 1992 and is lower than the repubs.

    Today’s Gallup Poll, “GOP Favorability Matches 2008 Pre-Convention Level,” shows the pre-convention favorability ratings of the two Parties going back as far as 1992. For the very first time, the favorable/unfavorable ratios are now higher for the Republican Party than for the Democratic Party. For the first time ever, the Democratic favorability ratio, which has always been within the range of 1.20 to 1.56, is now below 1. It is a stunningly low .83, which is 31% lower than the prior Democratic Party low of 1.20, which was reached in 2004.

    By contrast, the Republican ratio is now .88, which compares with the 2008 ratio of .80, which was that Party’s lowest-ever ratio, reached at the end of the Bush Presidency.

  14. August 30, 2012 3:15 pm

    I won’t even proffer an RIP for the dims.

    The Era of media fact checkers intimidating repubs is over

  15. August 30, 2012 3:32 pm

    Rubin nails it.

    Ryan freaks out Obamaland
    By Jennifer Rubin

    The Democrats are losing it, literally. The Obama camp and its surrogates are losing the fight to control the narrative about Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) They are losing the effort to distract voters through the presence at the GOP convention of Obama campaign staffers such as Robert Gibbs and Ben LaBolt, who spend their time wandering about and whining to the media here in Tampa about the “negativity” of the other side. They are losing the ability to con the media into focusing on likability, as if perceptions of Romney and Ryan wouldn’t improve after this event.

    That spilled over last night in a group outburst from Romney-Ryan critics over Paul Ryan’s speech. Needless to say, the speech was a ringing success with delegates and in much of the mainstream media. Ryan bloodied President Obama with blow after blow, all the while appearing cheery and sincere. The crowd loved it. So nearly en masse the left decided that Ryan “lied.”

    For starters, that is the ultimate compliment. It is in effect saying the speech worked so well and was received so well that the only thing to say is that it was a con job.

    But the “lies” turn out not to be lies at all. They are not even misrepresentations or exaggerations.

  16. August 30, 2012 3:51 pm

    w- there wasn’;t a doubt in my mind the ‘fact checkers’ would need to weave a story the size of a canvas awning, never mind just spinning the facts to fit their narrative of how Ryan lied about the closing of the Janesville plant. Stumble- trip- egg on faces- Axelrod, Plouffe, Carney, DWS… BUSTED! OOps..

  17. August 30, 2012 4:00 pm

    Many people will be eating crow it seems… Florida already in the Romney column?
    Joe, say it isn’t so! It can’t be… it must be a joke, a mistake..

    All of those outcomes were predicted with utter certainty by the great political sages when Mr. Romney selected Mr. Ryan on that mid-August weekend. Go back to the videotape for the August 12 Sunday talk shows. Many Republicans—some in Mr. Romney’s own campaign—said the same thing sotto voce. (We know who you are.)

    Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan:
    So far they’ve all been exactly wrong, as the polls show Mr. Romney having closed the gap against President Obama not only in Mr. Ryan’s native Wisconsin but in Florida, Ohio and Virginia. On Medicare, an issue that Democrats usually dominate, Mr. Romney is battling to a draw at worst and is nearly even among voters on which candidate is most trusted. This hasn’t happened since the dawn of the entitlement age.

    Paul Ryan formally accepted his party’s nomination for vice president in Tampa, Florida Wednesday night before thousands of cheering Republicans and blamed President Obama for a sluggish economy.
    What’s going on? The Romney campaign deserves credit for staging an Inchon landing by skillfully using ObamaCare to go on offense against Mr. Obama on Medicare. Liberals and the reporters they dine with still can’t bring themselves to believe that their historic achievement is unpopular, so they and the press corps refuse to admit that the Affordable Care Act has changed the entitlement debate.

    But retirees know that Mr. Obama robbed Medicare’s accounts to make ObamaCare’s budget impact look benign. And even if they can’t follow the deliberately convoluted details of phony Beltway bookkeeping, they are learning that Mr. Obama’s Medicare “cuts” are immediate and Mr. Ryan’s reforms won’t apply to anyone over age 55. The Obama campaign won’t give up on Mediscare, but it has been caught unprepared.

    Mr. Ryan has also performed better on the national stage than even many of his supporters anticipated. Even Democrats have had to concede he’s no lightweight and does his homework. He has put a new, youthful face on the Republican Party, and his earnest enthusiasm is a walking refutation of Democratic claims that he’s a Randian radical. He looks and sounds like Janesville.

    The latest assault is that Mr. Ryan won the genetic lottery, has no feeling for his fellow man, and thus wrote a budget that grinds down the less fortunate. These attacks will be on full display next week in Charlotte, especially now that it has become clear that Mr. Romney might win.

    The best response to these attacks is for Mr. Ryan to keep showcasing his natural optimism and Midwestern equanimity, as he did on Wednesday. Mr. Ryan had the difficult job of introducing himself to a public that barely knows him while also fulfilling the running mate’s traditional job of dismantling the record of his opponents.

    He did the first by focusing on his family, his Wisconsin roots and by paying tribute to his mentor, the late Jack Kemp. On the latter, he showed the ability to expose the President’s failures more in sorrow than in anger. His line about jobless college graduates in their 20s “staring up at fading Obama posters” in their childhood bedrooms is the line of the campaign and was Reaganesque in its subtle but still withering truth. This sets up Mr. Romney to offer his own positive vision and agenda on Thursday.

    Perhaps the best explanation for Mr. Ryan’s impact on the race may be how it has changed perceptions of the man at the top of the ticket. Nearly everyone had expected Mitt Romney, the cautious technocrat and political calculator, to make the “safe” pick. In choosing Mr. Ryan, the Governor showed both a political daring as a candidate and a seriousness about governing if he wins.

    This has motivated the GOP base, in case it needed any more motivating. But it doesn’t seem to have hurt among independents, who can appreciate a candidate who seems sincere and unafraid in his desire to address the country’s serious problems.

    Mr. Romney has had a hard time inspiring enthusiasm less because of his personality than because his candidacy has seemed more a personal crusade than a cause. In choosing Mr. Ryan, Mr. Romney gave Americans hope that he is trying to rally the country for the larger purpose of greater freedom and national revival.

  18. August 30, 2012 4:09 pm

    August 30, 2012
    Romney’s welfare ad is accurate

    The non-Fox media have formed a solid front in denouncing Romney’s welfare ad for daring to point out that Obama has gutted the work requirements of the 1996 welfare reform bill.

    The New York Times claims that Romney’s ad “falsely” charges Obama with eliminating work requirements. CNN rates the ad “false.” Underemployed hack Howard Fineman says Romney’s ad “is just flat out wrong on the facts” and “that every fair analyst, every fact checker” has said it’s “just factually wrong.”

    When a campaign ad induces this much hysteria, you know Romney has struck gold. On closer examination, it turns out that by “every fair analyst,” Fineman means a bunch of liberals quoting one another.

    This is how the media’s “fact checkers” operate when it comes to a Republican campaign ad. One not very well-informed person (or a heavily biased person) announces that Romney’s welfare ad is false, and the rest of the herd quote him, without anyone ever bothering to examine the facts, much less citing anyone who knows what he’s talking about.

    It is striking that everyone who actually knows something about the 1996 welfare reform law says that Romney’s ad is accurate.

    Just goes to show ya- the facts will prevail everytime…

  19. August 30, 2012 5:32 pm

    Pic of Ryan’s black college girlfriend. This is what caused all the fuss over at Roots last week. Wonder if Tingles is somehow going to call this racist as well as the fact Ryan has a black SIL?

  20. August 30, 2012 5:45 pm

    O.M.G. (Obama Must GO -thanks Sarah) and Pigs Can fly. Even Michael Moore who now predicts and R & R victory. I will spare all posters by NOT linking to the video, just the text.

    Filmmaker Michael Moore joined HuffPost Live Thursday and predicted that the influence of money in politics would lift Mitt Romney to victory over President Barack Obama in November.

    “Mitt Romney is going to raise more money than Barack Obama. That should guarantee his victory,” Moore told host Josh Zepps. “I think people should start to practice the words ‘President Romney.’ To assume that the other side are just a bunch of ignoramuses who are supported by people who believe that Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago is to completely misjudge the opposition.”

    Moore said he believes that if the election were conducted “American Idol”-style, and Americans were able to vote from their couches, Obama “would win hands down.”

    “That’s not what’s gonna happen,” he told Zepps. “This election’s going to be decided on who gets out the most people that day. Who’s up at four in the morning, making sure that dozens, hundreds, thousands of people in their communities are getting out to vote. And the Republican machine that is set up and the money behind it to guarantee [what] is really the only important thing — turnout on that day

  21. August 30, 2012 7:55 pm

    I do love Newt but with Callista at his side and both speaking – clearly reading with great difficulty from the teleprompter – is HORRIBLE! Sounds like a bad first grade teacher reading to a class.

    What the heck is Callista doing on stage?

  22. August 30, 2012 9:12 pm

    Didn’t see Newt & Callista but it sounds like a disaster.

    If so, it should be on u-tube soon.

  23. August 30, 2012 9:29 pm

    Cavuto just said, you’re not going to see Romney go for the jugular
    I think that is the right path to bury Obama. It would be a mistake for Romney to go the hit em’ hard route…. You knee cap an opponent like Obama with zingers.

    Zingers as Ryan said last 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,” Perfect, much more effective than coming across as thuggish where there’s no hint of responsible leadership in tactics like that. It’s the behavior of a debating club loser who has memorized only one winning point and will shout it no matter what the issue is.

  24. August 30, 2012 9:42 pm

    Brilliant- Romney taking the right approach- Obama’s record holds a dearth of material ripe for the mining.. you couldn’t ask for a better script from Hollywood screen writers.

    Romney tells voters to move on from Obama disappointment

    (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney will urge Americans in a major speech on Thursday to leave behind their disappointment in President Barack Obama and join him to rebuild the U.S. economy and generate millions of jobs.

    Taking center stage with an address to the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, Romney will vow to be a champion for small business and to restore a sense of innovation in America.

    “What is needed in our country today is not complicated or profound. It doesn’t take a special government commission to tell us what America needs. What America needs is jobs. Lots of jobs,” Romney will say, according to excerpts of his speech released by the campaign.

  25. August 30, 2012 9:51 pm

    The stories of people Romeny has touched, from the Olympics athletes to the members of his church and those he ministered to have been heart warming. So far this has been an “authentic” emotional evening. None of these stories are covered anywhere except PBS but hopefully they will leak out through youtubes and word-of-mouth. I have been loving what I am hearing.

  26. August 30, 2012 10:02 pm

    I loved the MR film. Had tears in my eyes.

  27. August 30, 2012 10:08 pm

    OMG! Clint is tearing the POS a new one! Now Clint is showing his age a bit with his timing and his stuttering but he STILL has it. It’s great!

  28. August 30, 2012 10:26 pm

    Rubio is bombing… Eastwood set the tone as a perfect intro for Romney. Rubio fumbles redirects everyone’s attention asking for prayers and freedom for Cubans. Big Let down. TG- he isn’t Romney’s running mate. He’s all over the map jumping from one topic to another.. very bumpy ride.

  29. August 30, 2012 10:38 pm

    Rubio just said: “We chose more government instead of more freedom.” What does that mean?

    I think what he said, was said in reverse? y/n

  30. August 30, 2012 10:54 pm

    Romney’s on track- excellent- he’s tying Obama to America’s problems. Rubio was playing tennis with a big hole in his racket- He missed so many opportunities to nail Obama with a cleverly worded anecdote. Very unprepared. I don’t blame Romney for taking the aisle walk to the podium, distancing himself from Rubio’s mediocre performance.

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