Posts Tagged 'Democratic Convention'

What the …????

  • I’m kind of with the pundits: Why are the Dems NOT firing at Darth Cheney and SauROVEn? Go after those bozos! Wait, John Kerry did — he dared to invoke “Guantanamo” and “torture.” Oh yeah, and the McCain-ROVE” ticket — you GO, John!
  • What Joe Biden speech was MSNBC’s Chuck Todd watching? After Tweety and Keith O raved about how emotional Biden was, Todd comes on and starts pooh-poohing it as unemotional. Whaaa?
  • How come no one has applied the term “flip-flopper” to He of Too Many Houses? Kerry ran through a litany of those in his brilliant “Senator McCain vs. Candidate McCain” riff. Looks like a flip-flopper, smells like a flip-flopper, just call him a flip-flopper!

The Barry & Joe Show

And now for tonight’s speechifying:

Big Bill: I’ll have to watch the replay — I was heading home from work when he took the stage, so I heard him on NPR then rushed into the house and tried to listen over barking hungry dogs. Not exactly conducive to concentration. I think he hit it, although it wasn’t one for the ages like Hillary’s. But he remains the presidential Elvis!

John Kerry: This might have been the speech of the evening. I stumbled on it when I moved from MSNBC to CSPAN and whoa, the real president (I still think he won in 2004) was slapping around He of Too Many Houses. Of course, what was going on while Kerry was delivering the “red meat” the talking heads keep bemoaning the lack thereof? Well, NBC was busy with America’s Got Talent, ABC had Supernanny making kids behave, and CBS — most appropriately — had Criminal Minds going (yeah, and we know where they live — Mordor, I mean, DC!). STOP READING NOW AND WATCH THIS SPEECH. DO NOT PASS GO!

Bo Biden: The kid can TALK! What a great introduction.

Joe Biden: An interesting mix of muted musings (was I wrong in thinking a complete hush repeatedly descended on the hall?) combined with some Joe fire. Anyone who can go from stillness to power — ah, Joe, you delivered! Loved the line about Darth Cheney and pointing out how wrong HOTMH has been, over and over.

The Big Moment: Yes, MSNBC gave it away (Ken, bad boy!), but it sure was groovy when Barry walked out and hollered, “Hello, Democrats!” and joined the Biden clan. Then when “The Rising” piped up, I was dancin’ and groovin’, shoutin’ “I’m READY!” Good thing the neighbors can’t look into my living room! And I love that Barry referred to Invesco as Mile High Stadium!

Hillary’s Home Run!

9:21 p.m.: Ah, the anticipation! History in the air! It’s so fitting that Hillary is giving her big speech on the 88th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Ooooh, there’s Bill! Just a few minutes ago, I startled myself by actually agreeing with Pat Buchanan, who took Mark Warner to task for not lighting into McCain/Bush/Cheney to rally the Dems. What is the world coming to when I agree with Pat Buchanan!

9:24 p.m.: The camera loves Bill — who cares who’s speaking or being interviewed by Andrea Mitchell? Let’s keep that camera on Bill.

9:28 p.m.: Maybe I need to go back and listen to Bob Casey’s speech again — he’s actually dissing McCain to Andrea Mitchell after all! Somebody’s got cajones after all!

9:43 p.m.: The ovation goes on and on! Did Bill just say, “I love you,” as he got all teary-eyed?!

9:45 p.m.: Way to open, Hillary! She’s going to do it, I just know it! Why didn’t they put her on Monday night to open this whole thing up? Love that “We’re on the same team and can’t afford to sit on the sidelines.”

9:48 p.m.: “No way, no how, no McCain” — she shoots, she SCORES!

9:51 p.m. “My sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits.”

9:56 p.m.: “Were you in it…” powerful.

9:59 p.m.: “We did it before with President Clinton and the Democrats, and we’ll do it again with President Obama and the Democrats.”

10:01 p.m.: Here it comes: “We don’t need four more years of the last eight years.” You go, Hill! Sic him, Hill!

10:03 p.m.: Off the wall with the “Twin Cities” remark!

10:05 p.m.: Oh, the Harriet Tubman quote is priceless. “if you hear the dogs, keep going!” Keep going! I so wish I were there in Denver!

10:07 p.m.: What a masterpiece! Ken O just called it: “a grand slam out of the ballpark across the street”! Amen, brother!

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