My husband turns on the TV,
And about 2.3 milliseconds later, I’m screaming at the screen: “MOTHER-<expletive deleted>– ASS –<expletive deleted>–!!!! WHY DON’T YOU –<expletive deleted>–THE –<expletive deleted>– –<expletive deleted>– YOUR OWN BLOODY–<expletive deleted>–!!!! THAT WAS YOUR –<expletive deleted>– FAULT THAT NOT A –<expletive deleted>– THING EVER GOT DONE IN THE LAST TWO YEARS!!! WHO IS THAT ON THE SCREEN? WHAT IS HIS NAME? I WANT HIS NAME!!!!”
Know what this painting is called? It’s “Dohatsu Shoten,” by Korean artist Hyon Gyon and its title translates as “the anger that makes one’s hair stand on end and reach up to the sky.“
And that was just Rob Portman (senator from Ohio). I calmed down briefly during Tim Pawlenty’s diatribe, although after his reference to tattoos, I’m looking for mental bleach to eliminate the highly distressing image of Pawlenty with a tramp stamp.
Then there’s Huckabee nattering on. The Huckster trots out the Obama remark probably most frequently taken out of context during this convention: “You didn’t build it,” in reference to the interconnectedness and dependence even big business has on the rest of society. The GOP has been hammering that particular phrase all damn night. Thank God for Elizabeth Warren, whose spot on rebuttal hits home.
“Last night, Chris Christie and the Republicans told the American people that we’re to blame for our broken economy. He told families to tighten their belts. He told seniors to live on less. He told teachers to stop fighting for fair pay.He never, ever mentioned how much more the richest have taken, and he had no mention that those who broke our economy still haven’t been held accountable.The Republicans believe in an America that is rigged for the big guys – giant corporations that can hire an army of lobbyists, ship jobs overseas, and take their profits to the Cayman Islands.That’s not who we are as a people – and that’s not the kind of country we want to be.We built America together, and that’s what makes America great.”
I so hope this woman has the keynote slot at the DNC. Just take one minute to watch Warren explain to those who think they built their empire all by their lonesomes, how they DIDN’T build that all on their own. It’ll make the rest of the night palatable.
Man, I had almost gotten my Temple of Positiv–MOTHERFRACKING HYPOCRITE!!!!!! YOU–<expletive deleted>—-<expletive deleted>—-<expletive deleted>–“
Eric is backing slowly away from me, because I’m gesticulating wildly and look extremely likely to throw the dinner plate at the television screen.
It’s Condoleezza Rice and barely five seconds into her speech, I am foaming at the mouth like I’ve been bitten by a raccoon with hydrophobia. HOW DARE YOU TROT OUT 9-11 when it was YOUR FAULT we didn’t prepare for an impending terrorist attack!!!! How DARE you wrap yourself up in the flag when it was during your tenure that we lost countless lives whilst embroiled in the wrong war! How DARE you imply that Obama hasn’t shown “leadership” when it was on his watch that we finally ended the stupid war we never should have been involved in and actually got Osama bin Laden.
Yep, that’s me screaming at the television–did you hear me? Even four states away?
I’m sorry, everyone, I had to turn it off. Seriously, my heart was racing, my head was hot. I didn’t need to see John McCain attempt the Elder Statesman pose. I got the general tenor of things from the transcript. Interesting though to note that with neither of the Bushes there to be the Party Elders, we’re looking at John McCain. Yeah, four years later and STILL no one wants to be even remotely associated with GW Bush. “Many Republicans today would just as soon not dwell on the Bush presidency because it was a time of housing foreclosures that pulled the economy into recession, and Bush himself undertook some unpopular measures in response, including the creation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.”
And then there’s the star of the hour, Paul Ryan, in whom our friend Todd hilariously sees Hannover Fiste from “Heavy Metal.” If only the truth would burst forth from him unfettered like it does from Fiste.
Blogging at WaPo, James Downey says “Yesterday, at an ABC News panel, Mitt Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said, ‘We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.’ Wednesday’s speech from Paul Ryan certainly took that disdain for truth to heart, as his address was filled with falsehoods from start to finish.” And he finishes with this: “With tonight’s speech, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have doubled down on their twin bets of 2012 — that journalists will sit back and name winners and losers without regard to who is telling the truth, and that voters are too ignorant to care about the truth. Do not let them be right.”
Having trouble holding onto your composure over Ryan? This will make you feel better:
Okay, I’ve been told I need to get more sleep, so no more ranting til tomorrow. Besides, I’m exhausted.
“I can bleep over your cussing for as long as you need….”