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(Politico)   For those who still doubt Obama is Republican, the Democratic National Convention is going to feature GOP speakers on at least 2 of the 3 nights   (politico.com) divider line 65
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2012-08-10 11:11:52 AM  
Next thing you know the Republicans will have women and minorities at their convention.
 
2012-08-10 11:12:52 AM  
To to modern GOP he has to be leftist. Has to be. He's a soshulist, dammittt.

But yes, in any other country he's a moderate right leaning candidate. Americans are so dumb. What worries me more is compromising with the right (which frankly has to be done) now, as they move farther and farther right. Basically, meeting in the middle is further right than it ever has been.
 
2012-08-10 11:13:56 AM  
Whoa. So the DNC is actually admitting that its opponents think? DNC = DINOs confirmed.
 
2012-08-10 11:13:57 AM  
The most innovative - and harshest - element of the preliminary program is a nightly "social contrast" in which two people describe their personal experience with a hot-button issue - one person lauding the president's actions, the other taking Romney to task. "Each paired-testimonial should have an 'unexpected' participant," the documents say.

Similar documents will be released by the GOP stating their desires to "Get one of them blacks" and "maybe a Mexican or something LOL".
 
2012-08-10 11:14:21 AM  
Did I miss something, or did TFA not actually mention WHO these Republican speakers are going to be?
 
2012-08-10 11:14:59 AM  
See Jon Huntsman story below. . . .

and this
 
2012-08-10 11:15:19 AM  
Smart move, actually. There are a lot of low-information Republican voters (that's most of them actually) who will see that on the TV and wonder "well if that guy is there it must not be so bad." Like it or not, U.S.A. politics has very little to do with real issues and much more to do with Us vs. Them. The biggest source of votes among the "Them" is to convince them that they are really one of "Us."
 
2012-08-10 11:15:38 AM  
The GOP is also having Democrats speak, you traitorous lib.

// I mean, it's Zell Miller, but he's still a Democrat, right?
// and Bob Casey?
// see, big tent!
 
2012-08-10 11:16:13 AM  
OMG OBAMA IS A SEKRIT REPUBLICAN!

/Vote Republican
 
2012-08-10 11:16:31 AM  

tnpir: Did I miss something, or did TFA not actually mention WHO these Republican speakers are going to be?


it did not.

i'm guessing Charlie Crist will be one of them.
 
2012-08-10 11:16:53 AM  
Man, if one of them turned out to be Jon Huntsman.
 
2012-08-10 11:17:29 AM  
This will not sit well with The One Mighty And Strong.
 
2012-08-10 11:19:02 AM  
VERY smooth move. This will allow Obama to push that he is now and always has been willing to work with the other side, and that if things haven't been getting done it's because of THEIR intransigence.

/I love me some smart people.
 
2012-08-10 11:20:51 AM  
*Snort*
 
2012-08-10 11:21:06 AM  
FTFA: "On Wednesday night, a "notable GOP woman" is among the possible participants"

Sarah Palin, huh?
 
2012-08-10 11:23:37 AM  

sprawl15: Similar documents will be released by the GOP stating their desires to "Get one of them blacks" and "maybe a Mexican or something LOL".


Actually, I think you're mixed up. That's the GOP strategy for finding a running mate.
 
2012-08-10 11:25:13 AM  
WHY WONT OBAMFARTHOLOMEW REACH ACROSS THE AISLE?????
 
2012-08-10 11:25:44 AM  
Ok, I'm calling it.

Susan Collins and Jon Huntsman.

Not a long shot, and not exactly a sure shot, but a good bet.
 
2012-08-10 11:27:07 AM  

deadcrickets: FTFA: "On Wednesday night, a "notable GOP woman" is among the possible participants"

Sarah Palin, huh?


I bet it's Olympia Snowe.
 
2012-08-10 11:27:32 AM  

AntiNerd: There are a lot of low-information Republican voters (that's most of them actually) who will see that on the TV and wonder "well if that guy is there it must not be so bad."


No, the low-information Republicans think Obama is a Socialist, Maoist, Jihadist, double top secret Muslim, son-of-Malcolm X, gonna-take-our-guns, gonna-let-the-spics-take-over-America, etc. etc. etc.. A Republican talking at the DNC will not change their position on iota.

urbangirl: VERY smooth move. This will allow Obama to push that he is now and always has been willing to work with the other side, and that if things haven't been getting done it's because of THEIR intransigence.

/I love me some smart people.


Hmmm. Our last liberal president (LBJ)* didn't care to work with the other side. Or at least, he didn't interpret bipartisanship as giving up the entire game, then negotiating how deep he wished to be farked.

*at least as far as domestic policy is concerned
 
2012-08-10 11:28:08 AM  
So let me get this straight. Obama is now a socialist, gay loving republican muslim that hates guns and was born in Kenya?
 
2012-08-10 11:30:07 AM  

Dr Dreidel: // I mean, it's Zell Miller, but he's still a Democrat, right?


SPITBALLS!!!1111???!!????
 
2012-08-10 11:32:17 AM  

Masso: Ok, I'm calling it.

Susan Collins and Jon Huntsman.

Not a long shot, and not exactly a sure shot, but a good bet.


Huntsman would be a good get. And if I were him, I would be furious with what happened to me in the Republican primaries.
 
2012-08-10 11:33:35 AM  

AntiNerd: Smart move, actually. There are a lot of low-information Republican voters (that's most of them actually) who will see that on the TV and wonder "well if that guy is there it must not be so bad." Like it or not, U.S.A. politics has very little to do with real issues and much more to do with Us vs. Them. The biggest source of votes among the "Them" is to convince them that they are really one of "Us."



Low information all the way around, thanks to the Media. Obama's problem is Israel, who has many "friends" in Media. Now that Romney has thrown down the Embassy to Jerusalem gauntlet, you can bet your butt that Wolf Blitzer will be working overtime for the Romney campaign.

But U.S. President Barack Obama, seeking re-election in November, has counselled against what he would deem premature Israeli unilateralism. He recently sent top officials to try to close ranks with the conservative Netanyahu.

Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, an old friend of Netanyahu who casts himself as a more reliable bulwark for Israeli security, also visited Jerusalem last month.

The Yedioth article said, without citing sources, that some government advisers in Israel and the United States believed a pre-November strike might "embarrass Obama and contribute to Romney's chances of being elected."

Link

Between Media outfits serving the 1% who own them, the business of driving ratings and the "friends" of Israel dominating US Media - there won't be much new "information" out there.

Remember that this is the Media who convinced 80% of America that Iraq should have been invaded because of their role in 9/11.
 
2012-08-10 11:37:00 AM  
Well, Clinton is speaking. There's one.
 
2012-08-10 11:37:25 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: AntiNerd: There are a lot of low-information Republican voters (that's most of them actually) who will see that on the TV and wonder "well if that guy is there it must not be so bad."

No, the low-information Republicans think Obama is a Socialist, Maoist, Jihadist, double top secret Muslim, son-of-Malcolm X, gonna-take-our-guns, gonna-let-the-spics-take-over-America, etc. etc. etc.. A Republican talking at the DNC will not change their position on iota.

urbangirl: VERY smooth move. This will allow Obama to push that he is now and always has been willing to work with the other side, and that if things haven't been getting done it's because of THEIR intransigence.

/I love me some smart people.

Hmmm. Our last liberal president (LBJ)* didn't care to work with the other side. Or at least, he didn't interpret bipartisanship as giving up the entire game, then negotiating how deep he wished to be farked.

*at least as far as domestic policy is concerned


LBJ had the death of Kennedy behind him to force through change. George W. Bush had 911 to push things through.

Obama is in the unfortunate place of being President at one of the most polarizing times in the country. He had fight to make a Republican idea become law-Healthcare reform.

It wasn't the best solution, but it does work after a fact.
 
2012-08-10 11:38:01 AM  

Masso: Ok, I'm calling it.

Susan Collins and Jon Huntsman.

Not a long shot, and not exactly a sure shot, but a good bet.


Yeah, smart money there. Snowe is also retiring and has had some choice words about the GOP and the political climate in general.
 
2012-08-10 11:38:52 AM  

TimonC346: To to modern GOP he has to be leftist. Has to be. He's a soshulist, dammittt.

But yes, in any other country he's a moderate right leaning candidate. Americans are so dumb. What worries me more is compromising with the right (which frankly has to be done) now, as they move farther and farther right. Basically, meeting in the middle is further right than it ever has been.


And yet, the dumbasses who call for "moderation" still believe the truth always lies somewhere in between the two parties.
 
2012-08-10 11:41:20 AM  
they should have hologram Reagan doing some of his best progressive quotes like

"We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that's crazy. [...] Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver or less?"
 
2012-08-10 11:41:36 AM  
Please tell me that some of us on the left aren't going to lose our crap over this. Zell Miller spoke at the RNC in NYC in 2004; so for this to happen is not earth-shattering by any means.
 
2012-08-10 11:42:43 AM  

deadcrickets: FTFA: "On Wednesday night, a "notable GOP woman" is among the possible participants"

Sarah Palin, huh?


that would be EPIC.

she was on hannity last night. he ask a questions, she talked for two minutes without answering it but managing to get every cliche in, he looks annoyed and said good by. the times i have seen her on fox that is the usual scenario.
 
2012-08-10 11:43:55 AM  
For those who still doubt Obama is Republican realizes that he is in trouble, the Democratic National Convention is going to feature GOP speakers on at least 2 of the 3 nights attacking Romney rather than running on his record.

subby, ftfy.
 
2012-08-10 11:46:06 AM  
Democrats are staying away from the convention in droves. Guess they had to go to the opposition's bench to get some players.
 
2012-08-10 11:47:23 AM  
Wow, if Huntsman did it, after Reid attacked Romney, that might imply something about the LDS church as a whole.
 
2012-08-10 11:50:06 AM  

deadcrickets: FTFA: "On Wednesday night, a "notable GOP woman" is among the possible participants"

Sarah Palin, huh?


Ha ha! Not a chance, of course, but it would be so incredible. They could do it WWE "heel turn" style.

"MY GOD! What is Sarah doing? She's ripped off Donald Trump's hairpiece and she's rubbing it in the face of a teabagger while holding up an Obama sign in the other hand! This is unbelievable!"
 
2012-08-10 11:52:00 AM  
Who are possible?

Jon Huntsman - Already endorsed Romney, but really, now.
Colin Powell - Old reliable, but still stained by Bush admin legacy
Susan Collins - popular, and probably bitter by departure of her sis-in-arms - Olympia Snowe
Olympia Snowe -She cango all out on GOP now that she's retiring
Bloomberg - Disagreeing with GOP over various social issues
 
2012-08-10 11:53:45 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: For those who still doubt Obama is Republican realizes that he is in trouble, the Democratic National Convention is going to feature GOP speakers on at least 2 of the 3 nights attacking Romney rather than running on his record.

subby, ftfy.



0's in real trouble alright
 
2012-08-10 11:53:50 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: For those who still doubt Obama is Republican realizes that he is in trouble, the Democratic National Convention is going to feature GOP speakers on at least 2 of the 3 nights attacking Romney rather than running on his record.

subby, ftfy.


It's funny because you're angry.

BTW, credit card reform, abolishing DADT, Obamacare, middle class tax cuts, small business tax cuts, increased Pell grants, Cash for Clunkers == running on his record.
 
2012-08-10 11:55:03 AM  

AntiNerd: There are a lot of low-information Republican voters (that's most of them actually)


Your paintbrush paints broader strokes than William Alexander
 
2012-08-10 11:56:56 AM  

Masso: Who are possible?

Jon Huntsman - Already endorsed Romney, but really, now.
Colin Powell - Old reliable, but still stained by Bush admin legacy
Susan Collins - popular, and probably bitter by departure of her sis-in-arms - Olympia Snowe
Olympia Snowe -She cango all out on GOP now that she's retiring
Bloomberg - Disagreeing with GOP over various social issues


I'd really like to see Powell. The thing that washes the Bush stink off of him is the fact that he's the only one who's publicly stated that he regretted his role in the Iraq War. And you also get the impression that there's no ulterior motive in the man. Even if there is, you just don't get that sense. It's kind of like Ron Paul, in that you may not agree with what he says, but you don't get a sense of blatant hypocrisy that you get with pretty much all other politicians.
 
2012-08-10 12:07:33 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: Democrats are staying away from the convention in droves. Guess they had to go to the opposition's bench to get some players.


Who are these Democrats who are staying away in droves?
 
2012-08-10 12:07:38 PM  

sprawl15: The most innovative - and harshest - element of the preliminary program is a nightly "social contrast" in which two people describe their personal experience with a hot-button issue - one person lauding the president's actions, the other taking Romney to task. "Each paired-testimonial should have an 'unexpected' participant," the documents say.

Similar documents will be released by the GOP stating their desires to "Get one of them blacks" and "maybe a Mexican or something LOL".


I can picture that strategy session now:

Rince Preibus: I got an idea. Maybe we should try "social contrast" get us one of them blacks, or a Mexican or something. A more "unexpected" participant than the Democrats.
Haley Barbour: [smacks RP with his hat] You slump-shouldered sack of nuts! We'll look like a bunch of johhny-come-latelies, bringin' out our own social contrast. Don't matter how "unexpected." That's the goddamn problem right there. People think Obama's got new ideas. He's au current. We the past.
Aide 1: It's a problem of, uh, uh uh...
Aide 2: Perception!
Aide 1: That's right. Gonna pull our pants down. Gonna paddle our little behind.
Aide 2: Ain't gonna paddle. Gonna kick it.

etc.
 
2012-08-10 12:07:39 PM  
Powell would be awesome if only for Condi speaking in Tampa.
 
2012-08-10 12:09:42 PM  
Powell, there's a little more bad blood with some of the other attendees. Huntsman would be an awesome get.

One ultra-safe-call would be Lincoln Chaffee. He could talk about the bill he introduced in 1994 with 20 other Senate Republican cosponsors for universal health care via insurance exchanges and an individual mandate, and thank Obama and Biden for finally signing his plan into law. However, you can't call Chaffee a Republican at all any more (seeing that he's a co-chair of Obama/Biden '12).
 
2012-08-10 12:11:46 PM  

tnpir: Did I miss something, or did TFA not actually mention WHO these Republican speakers are going to be?


They didn't specify but there are plenty of disaffected Republicans to choose from.
 
2012-08-10 12:15:52 PM  
To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if Lisa Murkowski speaks at the DNC as a massive "FU" to the Tea Partiers and Republicans in Alaska that tried to unseat her at the last election.
 
2012-08-10 12:17:45 PM  
and the GOP convention in 2000, 2004 and 2008 had democrats politicians as speakers, even a sitting Democrat senator in 2008
 
2012-08-10 12:19:10 PM  

Cletus C.: Next thing you know the Republicans will have women and minorities at their convention.


considering their convention was chaired by a black man over 100 years ago and 80 years ago a black woman was a keynote speaker. In fact at the last GOP convention there were more women than the democrats and a nice number of black people
 
2012-08-10 12:25:25 PM  

jedihirsch: Cletus C.: Next thing you know the Republicans will have women and minorities at their convention.

considering their convention was chaired by a black man over 100 years ago and 80 years ago a black woman was a keynote speaker. In fact at the last GOP convention there were more women than the democrats and a nice number of black people


And they've been nothing but tokens since the Republicans courted the Dixiecrats.
 
2012-08-10 12:30:12 PM  

qorkfiend: Cat Food Sandwiches: Democrats are staying away from the convention in droves. Guess they had to go to the opposition's bench to get some players.

Who are these Democrats who are staying away in droves?


As far as elected officials: Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill will not be attending the convention, becoming the third Democratic senator, and eighth Democratic member of Congress, to opt out of the event.

There is also concern that the arena won't be full when Obama speaks. They are trying to get locals to attend to avoid embarrassment.
 
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