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"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's a little ridiculous to hear ...more

When Is the Election Going to Stop Focusing on Abortion and Rape?

Are we ever going to stop talking about rape and abortion this election? It sure doesn’t look like it. Yesterday, the insanity was bestirred by a “gaffe” made by Tom Smith, the GOP candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, who somehow managed to compare having a child by rape to having a child out of wedlock. Yes, really. And another headline-grabbing story this week: “Paul Ryan: The term “forcible rape” was “stock language.” ...more
It's reading blog posts like these that make me happy to be a Canadian. more

GOP Is Party of Diversity -- If 'Diverse' Means Women And You're For Mitt

Energy is starting to pulse in the Tampa Convention Center as the GOP delegates intone their roll calls, announcing their votes for Romney. And yes, votes for Ron Paul, too. Early in the count Alaska named six of its 24 delegates for Ron Paul, to a mix of boos and cheers, and then six states went on to cast a majority of votes for Paul: Oregon, Virgin Islands, Minnesota, Iowa, Nevada. Notably -- and, it must be said, strangely -- only the Romney votes are being called out and confirmed in the official count from the podium, creating a stir of confusion in the room. ...more
Women SHOULD be paying for their own...I did, it was MY responsibility...I don't understand why ...more

Day 2: It's Ladies' Night on the RNC Floor (Plus: Jon Voight)

Game on: The delegates are on the floor for the first time this week. It's finally really happening. Watch for today's roll call: Romney adviser Russ Shriefer confirmed this morning that he believes the tipping point will come in a state that begins with "N" -- interesting news. Twenty-two of Nevada's 28 delegates support Ron Paul, and they've been said to still be planning to name Paul as their candidate. Plus, there's still the possibility of a floor fight....more
Excellent job tonight Ladies!more

RNC Protesters Occupy the Internet

As night fell in Tampa, what were bloggers talking about after the first less-than-exciting day of the Republican National Convention? The official activities were cancelled on Monday, leaving a gaping hole in the Internet that was quickly filled by dissenting viewpoints – ranging from Occupy protests outside the convention center to Ron Paul delegates making a last stand on the floor. ...more

At the RNC: Romney Restoring GOP's Faith on Economy, Leadership

Two disasters rest on the lips of every delegate, GOP staffer and member of the media: Hurricane Isaac and the national economy.The 2012 Republican National Convention agenda carefully danced with the impending disaster of the former made by Mother Nature, while presuming to be the hope to recover the nation from the latter....more
 @Rita Arens We're saving lives like never before on the battlefield. It's when they get home ...more

Why the Rhetoric Against the Successful Must End

Entrepreneurs are drawn to places with opportunities. For centuries, the place to make those dreams a reality was America. But the eternal optimist that was America is going through a down spell. A sluggish economy and a rhetoric against success threatens to unravel a society that long understood that the only way to lift yourself up is from your own bootstraps....more
@Cindyhuber@Lorraine Devon Wilke Monica and her father should have the same set of tax rules as ...more

Street Style: Day 1 at the Republican National Convention

The style quotient was high inside and outside the Republican National Convention on Day 1. From reporters in stylish galoshes to delegates in tailored leather blazers, storm conditions didn’t dampen (pun intended) the style of GOP convention attendees. ...more

Bloggers Ask: Can the GOP Win Women and Minorities?

Now that the first real day of the Republican National Convention is underway, pundit and armchair pundits finally have something to tweet about. Race and gender keep popping up, even with the official “We Built This” theme. Here’s something interesting. Earlier Tuesday the Congressional Black Caucus hosted a Tweet-up with the hashtag #havehisback. Jack and Jill Politics asks: ...more
A better question would be, "Can they win Americans?" that's what we all are, and the answer is YES.more

Moist Monday: Evening Update From the RNC in Tampa

What to look for as the Republican National Convention in Tampa gets really, really underway tomorrow: Will the "optics" of Tropical Storm Isaac affect a "full steam ahead" lineup. Will Ron Paul delegates bring a fight to the convention floor? And will New Jersey Governor Chris Christie bring the smack talk to his speech?...more
Neat, Julie! I'm excited for you! HA on the getting the 11 characters back.more