Michelle Obama & $16Trillion: The DNC Day 2 in Tweets
Day Two of the Democratic National Convention -- the first day of speeches on the floor -- featured rousing speeches by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, veteran and Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Women of the House, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, and First Lady Michelle Obama -- not to mention some controversy over a video tribute to Ted Kennedy and a speech by Nancy Keenan of the National Abortion Rights League (and the cutest animated GIF to come out of either convention so far).
(Image: © Harry E. Walker/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)
For those not following the live streams on BarackObama.com, the videos on YouTubePolitics, and the #DNC2012 hashtag on Twitter -- can you tell I wish I were in Charlotte? -- here's a cross-sampling of the conversation on Twitter.
And Twitter was definitely watching:
— Twitter Government (@gov) September 5, 2012
On the National Deficit
It's official. America is now 16 trillion dollars in debt. hotair.com/archives/2012/…
— Meghan McCain (@McCainBlogette) September 4, 2012
— Elise Tollefson (@EliseTollefson) September 4, 2012
On Michelle Obama's Speech
This is a great example of how race can mask class; or, as with Michelle Obama's speech, you can tease out the nuances. #dnc2012
— Farai Chideya (@faraichideya) September 5, 2012
— Elizabeth (@DCGopGirl) September 5, 2012
I want to be like Michelle Obama when I grow up. #dnc2012
— Dr. Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) September 5, 2012
— Lissa Rose (@formerpornstar) September 5, 2012
Food for thought: if a woman were the nominee & her husband walked onstage, would your first impulse be to comment on his suit? #DNC2012
— ShelbyKnox (@ShelbyKnox) September 5, 2012
On the Ted Kennedy Tribute
A tribute to the late, great Senator Ted Kennedy: OFA.BO/fsUsFh
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 4, 2012
And reaction to the package was mixed:
Tremendous Kennedy video - but sadly somewhere there's a Tea Party coven chanting "Mary Jo, Mary Jo". It's all they can see, #DNC2012
— Jean Esselink (@Uncucumbered) September 5, 2012
@mikebates Amazed by the gall of those who quickly wrote off the victim of Ted Kennedy's crime in the name of political expediency.
— GretchenInOK (@GretchenInOK) September 5, 2012
— Andrea Chapman (@STL_Blonde) September 5, 2012
crowd roars at film clips of Kennedy demolishing Romney in senate race '94 Teddy would love combative tribute flick@nbcpolitics
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 4, 2012
More Reaction From the Right
Oh brother. I'm always embarrassed for my gender when I see these liberal women act like such victims. #DNC2012
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) September 4, 2012
Oh #dnc2012, did you just let Pat Quinn lecture America on how to run a state? Really? REALLY?
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) September 4, 2012
#DNC2012 Scary to think on what Obama wants to do in 4 more years!History repeats itself!
— Beth (@Beth_Horne) September 5, 2012
This is making me sick to my stomach. I can't stand to see women CHEERING for the murder of unborn females.
— Mary Chastain (@marychastain) September 5, 2012
You can't keep insurance you have if it doesn't meet exact specifications of Obamacare dictates. Sorry, high-deductibles! Sorry, HSAs!
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) September 5, 2012
This is Dem mentality. Tammy Duckworth just thanked food stamps& the entitlement state 4 her success. That's not America.
— Crystal Wright (@GOPBlackChick) September 5, 2012
Ledbetter should ask Obama why he doesn't pay women on his staff as much as he pays the men on his staff.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) September 5, 2012
Didn't gay marriage become legal in MA when Romney was Governor?Just fact-checking Gov Deval since the media won't
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) September 5, 2012
The DNC is celebrating big govt, dependency, big deficit spending, & abortion. Oh yes, I'm sure this is tipping the scales for the Dems.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) September 5, 2012
More Reaction From the Left
— Danielle Alcide (@dannigirl24) September 5, 2012
— Necy Lopes (@Nada_Negative) September 4, 2012
Hear that roar GOP, it's en Espanol #DNC2012
— C. Minjares (@LatinaTNT) September 4, 2012
— Marcia G. Yerman (@mgyerman) September 4, 2012
President Jimmy Carter. A great example of a Christian who actually walks the talk #dnc2012
— Nicole S (@FatimatheOasis) September 4, 2012
— lafix (@lafix) September 5, 2012
— Stefania Pomponi B. (@citymama) September 5, 2012
— Brandi Sperry (@ouibrandi) September 5, 2012
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) September 5, 2012
And finally, I believe we can all meet in the middle to agree that the gif of Julian Castro's daughter Carina flipping her hair during his speech is ADORABLE:
This Makes me SO happy: the GIF of Julian Castro's daughter whipping her hair back and forth: 25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9uw14e…
— Kathryn Finney (@KathrynFinney) September 5, 2012