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(Harper's Magazine)   Republican convention attendees shout down a speech by a delegate from Puerto Rico with chants of "USA USA" (w/video)   (harpers.org) divider line 310
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2012-08-29 12:43:46 AM
*sigh*
 
2012-08-29 12:52:42 AM
Wow...just wow.
 
2012-08-29 12:56:22 AM
Well, what's the excuse for this?

This will not play well in SE Florida.
 
2012-08-29 12:57:36 AM
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2012-08-29 12:59:56 AM
I was visiting the USS Olympia, when I and some friends got into a discussion with a Japanese tourist about how she might have to be scrapped because she needs another $10m for much needed maintenance. A man from Jersey overheard us and said, and I'm not making this up, "We can pay for Puerto Ricans to have their maggots over in Jersey but we can't spare the money to save this ship?" Aside from being stunned and embarrassed in front of the tourist, I wasn't sure how to break it to him that he was standing on the very REASON Puerto Rico is part of the US. If he hated them so much, he should want to see the ship scrapped.

/They secured last-minute funding. Worth a visit - and you can ask to go below-decks. Although until they get her patched-up, you can't go past the first boiler.
 
2012-08-29 01:07:23 AM
Awesome
 
2012-08-29 01:12:43 AM
Wow, just wow. This was brought up in RNC viewing thread, but this is the first time I'd seen the actual video.
 
2012-08-29 01:15:14 AM

BigBurrito: Well, what's the excuse for this?

This will not play well in SE Florida.


Sigh I already had to bring this up in another soon to be greenlit thread. There was a shouting war between the delegates upset about the new RNC proposed rules for seating delegates in 2016. The Ron Paul fans were shouting "seat them now" referring to some delegates, the Romney fans tried to drown em out with "USA USA"

It didn't have a damm thing to do with the Puerto Rican lady who Priebus was trying to introduce.

Plenty of shiat to criticize em for without manufacturing bullshiat story lines
 
2012-08-29 01:22:26 AM

martissimo: BigBurrito: Well, what's the excuse for this?

This will not play well in SE Florida.

Sigh I already had to bring this up in another soon to be greenlit thread. There was a shouting war between the delegates upset about the new RNC proposed rules for seating delegates in 2016. The Ron Paul fans were shouting "seat them now" referring to some delegates, the Romney fans tried to drown em out with "USA USA"

It didn't have a damm thing to do with the Puerto Rican lady who Priebus was trying to introduce.

Plenty of shiat to criticize em for without manufacturing bullshiat story lines


Oh, that's no fun.
 
2012-08-29 01:23:19 AM

martissimo: BigBurrito: Well, what's the excuse for this?

This will not play well in SE Florida.

Sigh I already had to bring this up in another soon to be greenlit thread. There was a shouting war between the delegates upset about the new RNC proposed rules for seating delegates in 2016. The Ron Paul fans were shouting "seat them now" referring to some delegates, the Romney fans tried to drown em out with "USA USA"

It didn't have a damm thing to do with the Puerto Rican lady who Priebus was trying to introduce.

Plenty of shiat to criticize em for without manufacturing bullshiat story lines


These dimwits should know they are being televised. If they can't act like adults knowing this, who cares? Impressions are everything and the Republicans look like racist assholes now. And nothing can ever change that, not your revised storyline, that's for sure.
 
2012-08-29 01:28:39 AM

Confabulat: martissimo: BigBurrito: Well, what's the excuse for this?

This will not play well in SE Florida.

Sigh I already had to bring this up in another soon to be greenlit thread. There was a shouting war between the delegates upset about the new RNC proposed rules for seating delegates in 2016. The Ron Paul fans were shouting "seat them now" referring to some delegates, the Romney fans tried to drown em out with "USA USA"

It didn't have a damm thing to do with the Puerto Rican lady who Priebus was trying to introduce.

Plenty of shiat to criticize em for without manufacturing bullshiat story lines

These dimwits should know they are being televised. If they can't act like adults knowing this, who cares? Impressions are everything and the Republicans look like racist assholes now. And nothing can ever change that, not your revised storyline, that's for sure.


They all look like jackasses, most of them probably are, but it isn't exactly a revised storyline, it is context.
 
2012-08-29 01:29:13 AM
In the video it seems that it is two groups yelling, the first yelling seat them now, and the second trying to out shout them by chanting USA. This had nothing to to with Puerto Rico, but was related to a rules question involving some delegates being seated.

This has absolutely nothing to do with Puerto Rico nor the speaker from Puerto Rico. Even Mr. Preibus can be heard asking that the agenda be followed to bring an end to the lively debate that went on between speakers.

But people will twist reality to push their message no matter how absurd it is.
 
2012-08-29 01:29:21 AM

Confabulat: These dimwits should know they are being televised. If they can't act like adults knowing this, who cares? Impressions are everything and the Republicans look like racist assholes now. And nothing can ever change that, not your revised storyline, that's for sure.


The thing is it's not a "revised storyline", the issue was the new rules that allow a majority candidate to replace fringe candidate supporters with ones he approves of, to create the impression of unity in the future, no matter how the primaries go as far as delegate allocation.

It's kind of a big deal and eliminates any legit hope for honest grass roots reform in their party, I dunno the protestors had a point imo
 
2012-08-29 01:31:57 AM
I'm starting to think the Onion Satire of GOP Candidates beating a gay Marine on stage to cheers, might not be so much satire..but a an insight to the mind set. Link
 
2012-08-29 01:34:13 AM

martissimo: Confabulat: These dimwits should know they are being televised. If they can't act like adults knowing this, who cares? Impressions are everything and the Republicans look like racist assholes now. And nothing can ever change that, not your revised storyline, that's for sure.

The thing is it's not a "revised storyline", the issue was the new rules that allow a majority candidate to replace fringe candidate supporters with ones he approves of, to create the impression of unity in the future, no matter how the primaries go as far as delegate allocation.

It's kind of a big deal and eliminates any legit hope for honest grass roots reform in their party, I dunno the protestors had a point imo


It basically ensures that the republican nominee will get to hand-pick his successor. That should be the story that critics of the GOP are focussing on. Instead its "lol repuglicoonts is racist durrr."

God the political dialogue in this country is so pedestrian.
 
2012-08-29 01:35:38 AM

feckingmorons: This has absolutely nothing to do with Puerto Rico nor the speaker from Puerto Rico.


But still has Everything to do with how they respect people, and their civility.
 
2012-08-29 01:37:27 AM

martissimo: BigBurrito: Well, what's the excuse for this?

This will not play well in SE Florida.

Sigh I already had to bring this up in another soon to be greenlit thread. There was a shouting war between the delegates upset about the new RNC proposed rules for seating delegates in 2016. The Ron Paul fans were shouting "seat them now" referring to some delegates, the Romney fans tried to drown em out with "USA USA"

It didn't have a damm thing to do with the Puerto Rican lady who Priebus was trying to introduce.

Plenty of shiat to criticize em for without manufacturing bullshiat story lines


While I agree, could you imagine the headlines on FOX if this had happened at the democratic convention?

Yeesh... The whole backdrop of the republican convention is built on a blatant lie (I know, we'll make the theme "we built this" cause 0bummer said you didn't build your own company!). Who knows where they'd run with something like this dropped in their lap? Not to mention if you threw in the "animal feeding" incident not hours earlier...
 
2012-08-29 01:38:06 AM

martissimo: BigBurrito: Well, what's the excuse for this?

This will not play well in SE Florida.

Sigh I already had to bring this up in another soon to be greenlit thread. There was a shouting war between the delegates upset about the new RNC proposed rules for seating delegates in 2016. The Ron Paul fans were shouting "seat them now" referring to some delegates, the Romney fans tried to drown em out with "USA USA"

It didn't have a damm thing to do with the Puerto Rican lady who Priebus was trying to introduce.

Plenty of shiat to criticize em for without manufacturing bullshiat story lines


Perception is reality in politics.
 
2012-08-29 01:40:42 AM

optikeye: feckingmorons: This has absolutely nothing to do with Puerto Rico nor the speaker from Puerto Rico.

But still has Everything to do with how they respect people, and their civility.


Yes, please keep focusing on the fringe group of loudmouths in the audience. Pay no attention the major significance of the rules change that led to the chanting in the first place.

Don't discuss the fact that this all but eliminates any hope of grass-roots reform in the party, instead make this another "GOP is racist" issue. You're doing them a huge favor by focusing on the distraction.
 
2012-08-29 01:43:08 AM
I don't care what it's for, anyone who does that stupid "USA! USA! USA!" chant to shout down someone else, needs to be stabbed in the taint with the sharp end of a broken thermometer.
 
2012-08-29 01:44:02 AM
I dunno about manufactured. A bunch of delegates disrespect the current speaker at their own convention is not manufactured.

Can more be read into it than there is, sure, but it speaks to the problems inside the current Republican Party. It is fractured and filled with people unable to see the larger picture their actions create. It shows a lack of critical thinking, and leadership. These are very real problems facing Republicans.

Perhaps it is good to have some rowdy behavior, maybe something good will come of it.

But do realize the lack of respect for the woman from Puerto Rico was very real.
 
2012-08-29 01:45:25 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pay no attention the major significance of the rules change that led to the chanting in the first place.


That Issue still has everything to do with how they respect people and their civility. No change in focus there. Same issue...different side of the coin.
 
2012-08-29 01:47:40 AM

optikeye: feckingmorons: This has absolutely nothing to do with Puerto Rico nor the speaker from Puerto Rico.

But still has Everything to do with how they respect people, and their civility.


Have you never been to a large meeting where people cheer between speakers. Do you expect the DNC to be different? It is a lively, spirited debate. That is the purpose of these conventions, otherwise they could do them through the mail.

We will see if the DNC is any more decorous shortly.
 
2012-08-29 01:49:16 AM
If we could get rid of gun-hating Democrats, I don't think the Republicans would ever win another election. They are off in racist/fundamentalist land so far from politics.
 
2012-08-29 01:50:09 AM

Sgt Otter: I don't care what it's for, anyone who does that stupid "USA! USA! USA!" chant to shout down someone else, needs to be stabbed in the taint with the sharp end of a broken thermometer.


It was done in Tampa today to drown out the Westboro people. I believe even the anarchists joined in.

The various groups in Tampa to exercise their First Amendment rights were a cohesive block against the hatred and bigotry WBC preaches. I'm very pleased the fine people who believe what WBC has to say is wrong came to Tampa.
 
2012-08-29 01:51:13 AM

feckingmorons: optikeye: feckingmorons: This has absolutely nothing to do with Puerto Rico nor the speaker from Puerto Rico.

But still has Everything to do with how they respect people, and their civility.

Have you never been to a large meeting where people cheer between speakers. Do you expect the DNC to be different? It is a lively, spirited debate. That is the purpose of these conventions, otherwise they could do them through the mail.

We will see if the DNC is any more decorous shortly.




The DNC has a history of rowdy conventions, the RNC , not so much.
 
2012-08-29 01:51:29 AM

optikeye: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pay no attention the major significance of the rules change that led to the chanting in the first place.

That Issue still has everything to do with how they respect people and their civility. No change in focus there. Same issue...different side of the coin.


Making this about "racism" or "civility" is honestly the best thing you can do for mainstream GOP leadership. They don't care if they're seen as racist or uncivil so long as the majority candidate is able to disenfranchise underdog opponents. So have at it, rubes, do the GOP's bidding.
 
2012-08-29 01:51:34 AM

BigBurrito: But do realize the lack of respect for the woman from Puerto Rico was very real.


It was disrespectful not to end their shouting when the next speaker came on, but I don't think it would have mattered if she were from San Juan, San Antonio or San Diego, it would still take them a minute or so to quiet down.
 
2012-08-29 01:52:11 AM

BigBurrito: feckingmorons: optikeye: feckingmorons: This has absolutely nothing to do with Puerto Rico nor the speaker from Puerto Rico.

But still has Everything to do with how they respect people, and their civility.

Have you never been to a large meeting where people cheer between speakers. Do you expect the DNC to be different? It is a lively, spirited debate. That is the purpose of these conventions, otherwise they could do them through the mail.

We will see if the DNC is any more decorous shortly.



The DNC has a history of rowdy conventions, the RNC , not so much.


So the whole good for the goose good for the gander thing doesn't apply?
 
2012-08-29 01:53:20 AM

feckingmorons: Have you never been to a large meeting where people cheer between speakers. Do you expect the DNC to be different? It is a lively, spirited debate.


Are these "lively spirited debates" where the crowd disrespects a speaker at the podium so much the chairman has to gavel down the crowd a common thing for you to attend?
 
2012-08-29 01:54:15 AM

Mentat: Perception is reality in politics.


There was a GLARING moment for a good ad that occured that has gotten NO play yet from what I can see, during Anne's speech she said that Mitt "would move heaven and earth" to work to improve our economy.

Mitt has a previous quote of saying "I would not move heaven and earth to kill Osama Bin Laden"

Play the latter clip in a 30 second ad, then play the former and ad a soundbite that says "but he would to give tax cuts to the rich"

Bingopalooza, that would hit hard and be honest
 
2012-08-29 01:57:22 AM

feckingmorons: I'm very pleased the fine people who believe what WBC has to say is wrong came to Tampa.


Ahh...can you specifically give me an example of where the GOP platform splits with WBC on gay rights?
 
2012-08-29 01:57:24 AM

feckingmorons: BigBurrito: But do realize the lack of respect for the woman from Puerto Rico was very real.

It was disrespectful not to end their shouting when the next speaker came on, but I don't think it would have mattered if she were from San Juan, San Antonio or San Diego, it would still take them a minute or so to quiet down.



I agree, however it was rather unfortunate that a person symbolic of where the Republican Party should and will be able to pull support from had to suffer through that idiocy.
 
2012-08-29 02:01:11 AM

optikeye: feckingmorons: Have you never been to a large meeting where people cheer between speakers. Do you expect the DNC to be different? It is a lively, spirited debate.

Are these "lively spirited debates" where the crowd disrespects a speaker at the podium so much the chairman has to gavel down the crowd a common thing for you to attend?


No, we only had half as many delegates this year. I'm not a committeeman this year, that was a decade ago.
 
2012-08-29 02:06:40 AM

feckingmorons: The DNC has a history of rowdy conventions, the RNC , not so much.

So the whole good for the goose good for the gander thing doesn't apply?


It is a good thing to see some debate at the convention, passion is usually a very good thing. I believe the Republican Party needs to come to terms with its current self, and its future. It has been avoiding that, and seems to be actively trying to quash that discussion. However, that discussion will eventually happen, become better for it, and I am quite sure the Republican Party will be around for a long time afterwards.
 
2012-08-29 02:07:17 AM
so they throw things at the black CNN camera lady saying she's an animal and now they boo the Puerto Rican speaker?

way to prove you're not racists GOP

you guys should go ahead and hang Obama in effigy. that would get the applause.
 
2012-08-29 02:11:21 AM

syrynxx: If we could get rid of gun-hating Democrats


You do realize, at the federal level, that the NRA won that war 15 years ago? And that you're not going to hear a single word about guns next week?
 
2012-08-29 02:13:21 AM

optikeye: That Issue still has everything to do with how they respect people and their civility.


Exactly. Shouting like that was disrespectful. Doesn't matter what reasons were given for the shouting, it's still disrepectful.
 
2012-08-29 02:16:02 AM

Hobodeluxe: so they throw things at the black CNN camera lady saying she's an animal and now they boo the Puerto Rican speaker?

way to prove you're not racists GOP

you guys should go ahead and hang Obama in effigy. that would get the applause.


Do you mean like the effigy of President Bush burned on inauguration day 2009 to great applause and mirth in Washington DC? I don't know of any Republicans that would do something that vulgar.

I've not seen any more reporting on the alleged (the reporting does contain the term alleged frequently) incident with the nuts and the CNN videographer. It is one tweet, the retweeting of that tweet, and some vague statements made by CNN.

See here for that thread.
 
2012-08-29 02:16:17 AM
This is a mess.
 
2012-08-29 02:16:27 AM

martissimo: Confabulat: These dimwits should know they are being televised. If they can't act like adults knowing this, who cares? Impressions are everything and the Republicans look like racist assholes now. And nothing can ever change that, not your revised storyline, that's for sure.

The thing is it's not a "revised storyline", the issue was the new rules that allow a majority candidate to replace fringe candidate supporters with ones he approves of, to create the impression of unity in the future, no matter how the primaries go as far as delegate allocation.

It's kind of a big deal and eliminates any legit hope for honest grass roots reform in their party, I dunno the protestors had a point imo


So Republicans are such children they scream and yell at each other and chant USA USA?

Well excuse me for thinking they acted immature. That makes it all better now!

/children, embarrassing
 
2012-08-29 02:17:05 AM

feckingmorons: I don't know of any Republicans that would do something that vulgar.


I do. I bet you do too, but you lie.
 
2012-08-29 02:18:12 AM

feckingmorons: Have you never been to a large meeting where people cheer between speakers. Do you expect the DNC to be different? It is a lively, spirited debate


Debate? "USA! USA! USA!" is not a valid counter-point to "seat them now."
 
2012-08-29 02:18:40 AM

feckingmorons: Hobodeluxe: so they throw things at the black CNN camera lady saying she's an animal and now they boo the Puerto Rican speaker?

way to prove you're not racists GOP

you guys should go ahead and hang Obama in effigy. that would get the applause.

Do you mean like the effigy of President Bush burned on inauguration day 2009 to great applause and mirth in Washington DC? I don't know of any Republicans that would do something that vulgar.

I've not seen any more reporting on the alleged (the reporting does contain the term alleged frequently) incident with the nuts and the CNN videographer. It is one tweet, the retweeting of that tweet, and some vague statements made by CNN.

See here for that thread.


I'm sorry - that effigy occurred at the Democratic National Convention? I must have missed that.
 
2012-08-29 02:19:26 AM
All the DNC has to do is show up without any clown cars and they've already won the decency and respect contest.
 
2012-08-29 02:19:36 AM
For the record folks, it was started by Ron Paul supporters starting a chant where they were demanding that the ron paul-supporting delegates who were removed before the nominating process be allowed their seats at the convention, and everyone else counter-chanted USA USA,etc.

So in short, it was a big cluster-fark of stupid.
 
2012-08-29 02:20:51 AM

shroom: I'm sorry - that effigy occurred at the Democratic National Convention? I must have missed that.


Republicans have institutionalized their fringe elements as their mainstream. Democrats still don't want anything to do with those crazy hippies.

See the difference?
 
2012-08-29 02:22:06 AM

martissimo:

Sigh I already had to bring this up in another soon to be greenlit thread. There was a shouting war between the delegates upset about the new RNC proposed rules for seating delegates in 2016. The Ron Paul fans were shouting "seat them now" referring to some delegates, the Romney fans tried to drown em out with "USA USA"

It didn't have a damm thing to do with the Puerto Rican lady who Priebus was trying to introduce.

Yeah they just thought she was irrelevant and unimportant enough to ignore and go on with their foolishness. After all she was just some Puerto Rican woman, who gives a shiat? As a result they look like racist douchebags.
 
2012-08-29 02:23:04 AM

violentsalvation: Confabulat: martissimo: BigBurrito: Well, what's the excuse for this?

This will not play well in SE Florida.

Sigh I already had to bring this up in another soon to be greenlit thread. There was a shouting war between the delegates upset about the new RNC proposed rules for seating delegates in 2016. The Ron Paul fans were shouting "seat them now" referring to some delegates, the Romney fans tried to drown em out with "USA USA"

It didn't have a damm thing to do with the Puerto Rican lady who Priebus was trying to introduce.

Plenty of shiat to criticize em for without manufacturing bullshiat story lines

These dimwits should know they are being televised. If they can't act like adults knowing this, who cares? Impressions are everything and the Republicans look like racist assholes now. And nothing can ever change that, not your revised storyline, that's for sure.

They all look like jackasses, most of them probably are, but it isn't exactly a revised storyline, it is context.


I'm sorry, but I think I'm missing something here. In what way is "USA! USA!" responsive to the Paulites? That makes no sense in context. It's irrelevant; it's unrelated; it's ridiculous. May as well have just been shouting "MAMA! MAMA!"
 
2012-08-29 02:23:49 AM

feckingmorons: Do you mean like the effigy of President Bush burned on inauguration day 2009 to great applause and mirth in Washington DC? I don't know of any Republicans that would do something that vulgar.


So you're saying you don't know any Republicans...

And the Democrats held their national convention on inauguration day? Normally I would say that's a huge strategic error, as its 2 and half months after the election, but seeing as how bad Bush farked up the country, it wasn't that big of a blunder.
 
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