President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.Clint Eastwood • Reacting to the negative reaction (particularly from the left) his RNC speech drew. Eastwood spoke to his tiny local paper, the Carmel Pine Cone, in the first interview he gave since the speech. (Eastwood was once mayor of Carmel, Calif.) Regarding how Eastwood got away with such a strange speech, he made this claim: “They vett most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say.’” Turns out it involved talking to a chair.
What he didn’t tell you is he sat on that commission. He sat on that commission, and were he and his house Republican friends that he leads, had they voted with the commission, it would have been voted on, but he voted no. He would not let it go to the floor. He walked away.Vice President Joe Biden • Making a tough criticism of Paul Ryan’s Republican National Convention speech — specifically the part where Ryan criticized Obama for ignoring the bipartisan deficit commission’s recommendations — at a campaign stop in Wisconsin on Sunday. It wasn’t his only attack-dog moment — he also criticized Romney for not wanting to end the war in Afghanistan and referred to Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan as “Vouchercare.” Joe Biden makes a pretty good attack dog, if you ask us.
» The significance of this? Probably nothing. It does seem hard to believe somebody so driven about their personal fitness who ran marathons wouldn’t keep better track of their times, and thus this seems like a boastful fib, but the race in question did take place when Ryan was just 20. It’s still feasible as a mistake, if an extremely personally generous one.
Through Obamacare, the current Administration has promoted the notion of abortion as healthcare. We, however, affirm the dignity of women by protecting the sanctity of human life. Numerous studies have shown that abortion endangers the health and well-being of women, and we stand firmly against it.The 2012 GOP platform • Laying out the party’s official position on abortion rights, which RNC chairman Reince Priebus sought to distance from the Romney campaign last week. As had been reported in the days leading up to the platform’s release, it includes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest, but this was the first glimpse of specific language – claiming a protection of the “dignity of women,” and referencing health risks from abortion, albeit in an entirely non-specific manner (to be sure, any medical procedure has some degree of risk involved, but scientifically unfounded claims about abortion and breast cancer have been common for years). source (via • follow)
If you’re trying to win a presidential campaign and put on a show, you shouldn’t poke a sharp stick in the eye of conservative activists. That’s what happened.Dudley Brown, Colorado GOP delegate • Speaking on a feud between Ron Paul supporters and the rules committee at the Republican National Convention. Basically, one of the key methods the Paul campaign used to try to stay relevant in the race was to try to elect more of their own supporters as delegates, after the conclusion of a state’s vote. If this seems strange, you might not be alone in thinking so – the allegiances of the delegates weren’t actually bound to the outcome of the vote. There’s two ways to look at this, which encapsulate the fight between Paul’s backers and the party writ large. The first is that voters likely do believe that their primary vote has an iron-clad impact on who their state votes to nominate, and that to do otherwise is less truly democratic. The other view, which Paul supporters are understandably motivated by, is that the newly approved rules (which would indeed bind delegates to the primary vote) will make it much harder for long-shot candidates like their own, in the midst of a two-party system that already leaves those odds in the near-impossible range. source (via • follow)