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Observations on the Democratic Nat'l Convention

  1. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    1 hour into it and already:
    1. The audience is naturally diverse. Old, young, a rainbow of skin tones. This is what America looks like.
    2. More energy in the room than I heard in all the days of the RNC convention. These people are fired up! USA, USA, USA!!!
    3. Cory Booker, Newark Mayor, first speaker out of the shoot -- makes Chris Christie, who was the most passionate speaker at RNC, look tame. Dueling New Jerseyites?
    Seriously, the guy can speak.

    Are you watching? What are you seeing, hearing, thinking?

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'd like to watch some of it, if I can find out exactly when Debbie Wasserman-Schultz won't be on. I cannot stand the woman! Honestly, she alone could prevent my becoming a Democrat.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's safe to watch now. LOL.
        She's all done. She opened the convention. She seemed to rush through her speech and it seemed like the hall was not close to full.
        DW-S gets points for being good buddies with Gabby Giffords.

      2. KK Trainor profile image60
        KK Trainorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm pretty sure she's done, I saw her earlier. (unless that was rehearsal, but they had the makeup slathered on...) She makes my skin crawl.

    2. American View profile image61
      American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this


      I have not watched too much of the convention so far. The only speaker I saw was Mary Kay Henry. The crowd did not seem very responsive, seems quite quiet, the shots of the crowd did make them appear to be diverse, but then again when you get a lot of colleges, seniors, churches, and others bussing in you will get a diverse group.

      This is not the time for the crowds, these of the pulmonary speakers. Tonight will be much different you'll see. The audience would definitely be more energetic and much louder

      1. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Audience is very enthused -- rockin' out.
        Moving tribute to Teddy Kennedy brought tears to many eyes.
        But you're right.
        Will be a different story tonight with keynote (young and Hispanic and Texan) and MO.
        Should be interesting.

  2. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 4 years ago

    I'll be watching when it broadcasts during prime time... you can watch a live stream right now here:  http://www.demconvention.com/live/

    I'll listen closely as I did with the RNC because both sides need to earn my Independent vote.

    You know, living in Chicago and because of the political atmosphere surrounding my day job, I tend to lean Democrat for local issues but there are candidates that are so far to the left that I laugh and some that are so far to the right that I cry.

    These early speeches are meant to pander to the base but the base is not going to decide this election.  I think the base on both sides of the spectrum are set in stone and there will be no movement for either candidate for President.  Later, the speeches need to attract the middle.  The Independent voter.  I just read somewhere that 40% of Americans consider themselves as Independents.  Considering both men are in a dead heat, Independents are going to decide this election.

  3. KK Trainor profile image60
    KK Trainorposted 4 years ago

    Oh well, I'm convinced. If Jimmy Carter says we need to re-elect Obama and Biden, then who can possible argue? Good grief. The whole thing just became a joke.

  4. thooghun profile image87
    thooghunposted 4 years ago

    Is Ken Salazar discussing politics or is he suggesting Obama is the second coming of Christ? He has these eerie savior-like undertones in his rhetoric (that makes me want to yell get on with it) tongue

  5. KK Trainor profile image60
    KK Trainorposted 4 years ago

    And why exactly is it more exciting to have a Hispanic mayor speak than the first female Hispanic Governor speak? What is the big deal? Why not have the Mayor of Houston, gay mayor of the 4th largest city in the nation? Wouldn't that be something special?

  6. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 4 years ago

    Nothing new here - same demented rhetoric leading to the same promise promise promise theatrics.  But no real positive action.  The chair is blatantly empty once again.

    The infiltration of the American society by radical psychological factions has risen to a level of national destruction where deceitful rhetoric is commonly observed by the mainstream media as popularity for the faction members.  This calamity is forecast in the Christian Bible where sin overtakes moral society and creates a void of moral equity that results in violent destruction of the culture.  America has been slowly reaching this calamity as multiple immoral acts are paraded under a cloak of religion declaring fairness and equality for the immoral community.

    The radical rise of defamation features within the political arena is a direct reflection from a mirror of immoral affliction perceived as equitable under the foolishly influenced public.  While the radical politicians declare this a new wave of equality, the moral individuals recognize this as a tomb of terror plague.  The resulting atmosphere from the defamation terror is filled with further distress and disruption.

    Accounting for irrational political culture is compounded by the labor of biased society historians displaying comparable skepticism about the usefulness of focusing on immoral ideology of the environment.  These factors then fail to disclose the violent destruction perpetrated through political regime control as a religious faction.  Therefore, the potential for warring class-conflict is greatly increased.

    Critique of the existing immoral bias indicates a disconnected stage of psychological travesty within some radical faction members who suffer a sniper bitterness attitude toward moral society.  This prejudice attitude has fogged many moral individuals who were charmed into believing that the immoral equality would not injure the society.  However, the castigation of morals has generated a sense of equity through the immoral activity that presents a dooming danger to the perpetuation of peaceful moral society.

    The immoral delusion spreading amongst the distressed citizens is generating a problematic social position where immoral ideals clash with moral values.  This has penetrated all American society with such verbosity in political theatrics that engulf fretfulness and angst leading to a corrupt terror ensemble.  This barbaric conviction that eradicates placatory feelings within the American environment engrains a detrimental psychotic-energy within the afflicted citizen.  If we permit this to continue for the next 4 years, further degradation through immoral activity will destroy the nation.  The American Dream will then become a Nightmare.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly. Immoral worship of money is ruining our country.
      Sending this country to hell in a handbasket.

      1. taburkett profile image60
        taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I do not worship money.  I work for it, I invest it, and I make more of it.
        The immoral worship is the political support being provided to same-sex marriage, support for the use of dementing drugs, demands that we kill unborn children, and flagrant political failure to support the Constitution to protect my freedoms.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe you should take up your concerns with the bought-and-paid for Koch Congress and its sister branch, the Supremely corporate Court.

        2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Why does the constitution only protect your freedoms...

        3. thooghun profile image87
          thooghunposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I find this line of reasoning hypocritical, on the one hand you decry your loss of "freedoms", and on the other you advocate stifling the freedom of others who happen to think differently from you.

          This is the root problem with contemporary politics.

        4. taburkett profile image60
          taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          rant and rave is just the same as the blame game
          blaming congress that includes a House and Senate does not generate a solution
          blaming the Koch brothers does not produce a solution
          blaming Obama does not create a solution.
          but the citizens of this nation continue to quarrel over who is at fault rather than identifying the steps that must be taken to fix the problems.
          typical socialist radicalism is at work in the USA where it attempts to overturn the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
          political leaders continue to shout that the document that has provided us the freedom to achieve greatness should be changed to support immoral activities as if they are moral.
          this immoral stance is the same activity that brought about the demise of many prior democratic nations when paganism overtook moral actions.
          If an individual decides to be immoral, there is little that I as an individual can do to stop them unless they are a direct danger to me. 
          However, my government should not require me to support such immoral activites because it is a violation of my freedom rights.
          however, as with all deceitful governments, the tyrant mongers believe they know what is best for me when they know very little about what is best for me.
          I have gathered wealth many times and been poor many as well.
          I always work through truth and only wish others to do so.
          tall tales are not truth but the deceit of politicians.
          but the current leaders are dividing the nation, not fixing the nation.
          this has created a fissure of hate much like the mobsters of the 20's who believed they had the right to take what was not theirs.
          that led to the great depression as government created restrictive laws that only suppressed the lawful citizen.
          the same is true today.  the gun laws don't protect the citizens becuase regardless of the law, criminals will still have guns because they don't follow the law.

          everyone deserves all the freedom they desire as long as it does not impede someone elses freedom rights.
          I believe that all people are created equal.
          all have the equal rights to work hard and make wealth for themselves.
          all have the right to make decisions for themselves as long as those decisions do not impede others freedom rights.
          when people rant and rave about hipocracy concering wealth, they always spout on about the wealthy as an enemy.
          However, the majority of us have all made our money following the same rules that are applicable to all others.
          It is the same rules that caused me to lose my wealth several times as I went broke building new products and service companies.
          These rules are not restrictive at all if the individual really wants to move forward through hard work and dilligent effort.
          So, don't ask me to work hard so someone else can sponge off my hard work through a government gimme program.
          I provide for my family.  always have, always will.
          the government did not make me rich. 
          and my being wealthy did not make anyone poor.
          I make my money 1 penny at a time.  because a penny saved is a penny earned.
          If you want to make this country better, then throw out all the products made in countries other than the USA.
          If you want to make this country better quit paying 46% for administrative costs to support healthcare and education.
          If you want to make this country better, then create jobs not debt through wild uncontrolled spending.
          the chaos of class-warfare is entering a serious position where the gimme band plays a destruction tune that will destroy this nation.
          Greece, Italy, and Spain have already gone through this.
          The USA will be next if the gimme band is not stopped.
          If you do not believe that, then do me a favor and send all your money to the U.S. treasury as a 100% donation to draw down the debt ceiling.
          That is what our forefathers did when they created this nation, and that is what I am willing to do today to preserve it.
          You can join me and my friends who are ready to fix this nation.
          I have already paid my fair share many times and will do it again willingly as long as it does not go to the gimme group.

          1. Mighty Mom profile image91
            Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Next time maybe the RNC will choose you over Clint Eastwood.

            1. taburkett profile image60
              taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              maybe - but I would have actually folded up the chair at the end of my discertation and stated.  "well, folks, the President said he had to get off to his next golf outing and so if I wanted any more information I should ask Romney and Ryan because the President felt that with this crowd of Constitutional Supporters he would never be able to convince them that his socialist agenda is going to work - so why waste his time."

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                screamingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                You'd have to leave the country to find Romney though! Perhaps one of the islands or Switzerland?

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                  SassySue1963posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Really? Will he be sharing drinks in the sand with Pelosi and Reid? I do so love the hypocrisy of the Democrats.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    Watching it occasionally on c-span.org. I agree, the Teddy Kennedy tribute was touching. His great-nephew did a good job introducing him. I think the debates between Teddy Kennedy and Mitt Romney would make a great commercial for Obama smile

    I have noticed a few good zings...

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      screamingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Poor choice of a word. Not zings, but the truth. If you hear the Republican lying ads and speeches enough, many will buy into it and believe it. They need to research both parties.