FLEISCHER: Romney Holds Foreign Policy Edge

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's wildly-popular speech Wednesday night posed the question "Where does America stand?" at the Republican National Convention in Tampa kicking the foreign policy debate into high gear among Republicans....more
Romney has already acted like a horse's ass abroad, and his blind support for Israel doesn't win ...more

Condi Urges Education Reform. Could It Really Create Jobs?

Last night, in a powerful speech to the Republican National Convention floor, Condoleezza Rice said some thought-provoking things about education reform: And your greatest ally in controlling your response to your circumstances has been a quality education. But today, today, when I can look at your zip code and I can tell whether you're going to get a good education, can I honestly say it does not matter where you came from, it matters where you are going? The crisis in K-12 education is a threat to the very fabric of who we are. ...more
I wish I had watched Ms. Rice speak. I've seen her before and she's amazing at public speaking.  ...more

Paul Ryan "We Can Do Better": Cheers, Jeers and Tweets

Paul Ryan headlined Wednesday night’s RNC program, “We Can Do Better”, capping off a night of speeches by many would-be VP candidates, including Rob Portman, Mike Huckabee, and Condoleeza Rice. Continuing on the humble beginnings and hard work theme of yesterday night’s speeches, tonight’s speakers took a tough policy approach in contrast to last night’s inspirational presentations by Ann Romney and Chris Christie....more
The Paul Ryan fact checker is getting an earful right now!more

Single Republican Women a Growing Voting Block?

Virginia Republican National Convention delegate Erin Smith of Single Women for Romney hopes to edge out the Democrats' competition for single women's votes by carving out a place for herself, and others like her, in the party. She believes if she can't, the GOP will suffer losing ground with the fastest growing segment of the voting population....more
Being able to make my own choices about my reproductive health is definitely part of my ...more

Big Pink Fuzzy Protesters-Not Sure this is the Way to get Your Point Across.....

Why I will NEVER dress up as a vagina for Halloween, or any other occasion. Photo@google...more

Christie Asks Republicans What's Love Got to Do With It?

I listened to the telecast of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Republican National Conference keynote address, which pushed out the theme of love versus respect, but I left feeling neither. I'll give him that it was better than House Speaker John Boehner's extended "a man walks into a bar" speech, but it wasn't as good at Ann Romney's "I LOVE WOMEN!" address....more
This is right on. It wasn't about respect, it was about power. It was especially funny/bizarre ...more

Ann Romney, Chris Christie Play Good Cop, Bad Cop

Ann Romney left to loving applause hand-in-hand with her sweetheart Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention Tuesday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the stage preaching a different message: "respect over love." The juxtaposition of good cop, bad cop wasn't lost on the critics. But the full house at the Tampa Bay Times Forum responded to both narratives with open arms, enthusiatic cheers and numerous standing ovations....more
 @Mary Beth Gonzalez Shorter Christie: I'm running for president. Live, he blew the doors off ...more

"We Built This" in Tweets

With all the criticism of the lack of diversity within the Republican party, it seems the Grand Ole Party has trotted out every high profile brown or female person on stage for Tuesday night's "We Built This" program. ...more
Just stumbling into this conversation and I have to say...it's a little ridiculous to hear ...more

There's more to it, people

My friend (a dear friend, who I love to the moon and back) posted this status on Facebook:...more

Freedom isn't free

Cross posted from http://nopithyphrase.blogspot.com   This is not a funny post, and honestly, it shouldn't be. I posted a bit of this on facebook the other day, but a momentary rant made me really start thinking about what's going on in today's political climate. This will be my only post on politics in this season (unless, of course, I "misspoke" in which case a PR person will shrug and comment somewhere on my blog that I didn't mean what I said....more