Which Convention was “strange, full of insults”? Romney Weighs In (Baier Interview – VIDEO)

Well, they’re over.

In an attempt to woo voters, Republicans and Democrats have put their best convention feet forward.

After just the first day of the Republican National Convention (a full day of activity was cancelled due to developing storm Isaac), Obama’s top adviser Robert Gibbs characterized the GOP gathering as “angry” and “strange” and “full of insults. His remarks must have been festering in a folded paper in his hip pocket for weeks; he was pretty pleased to grab a few headlines. What Gibbs wrote turned out to be a prognostication of his own party’s convention goings-on a few days later in Charlotte, NC…

In spite of the sensitive and well-handled Republican convention storm adaptations, some rabble-rousing Democrats called for a cancellation of the entire convention. But, once the Democratic National Convention got underway a few days later, there was no reference from speakers of Hurricane Isaac or helping the victims.

Our President’s re-election insecurity prompted a ‘save-me’ call to former president Bill Clinton. Team O thought he was needed to take center-stage to plaster some pizazz over Obama’s putrid economy. Yes, that Bill Clinton who once called Obama “the chief executor of good intentions” and formerly said of Obama “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Yikes. Clinton jumped at the chance to appear be a team player while visions of Hillary in the White House (and himself) danced in his head.

Obama, in spite of doing his best to rattle the rafters, delivered a flat, warmed-over class-warfare speech we’ve numbingly heard before. Maybe knowing the jobs report numbers that were to be released today messed with his head.

ADDENDUM - A comment on Michelle Obama’s speech: One got the feeling Mrs. O spent a month of Sundays at studied speech practice in front of her ‘make-up’ mirror getting those inserted smiles and practiced pauses just right. The drama… Her “Obama hunched over his desk” (hunched – mind you!) poring over letters from people having a hard go in this hardship economy (no mention of Obama’s part in it) was that which made listening to her barely tolerable. But, the cake-taker for me was her affected stammers – meant to pepper following prose with dramatic sincerity but only highlighting insincerity – that relegated her to the category of ‘First Lady Duping-The-Folks Academy Award’. She laid it on too, too thick. Charles Krauthammer thought so, too:

Most brilliantly manipulative:

Michelle Obama, by three touchdowns. Beautifully structured, delivered with studied emotion — the feigned stammer to render natural a finely written telepromptered text was a touch of genius — she made the case for why her husband governed as he has.

Because he cares. He loves his wife, loves his children, loves his family — therefore he loves you. The syllogism, a total non sequitur, was laid on with panache.

It worked. She managed to drain her husband’s entire first term of any hint of ideological or personal motivation. He is driven by his caring, giving soul — not by a deeply felt ideology developed in youth: redistributionist, government-centered, disdainful of success, committed to his social-democratic view of social justice.

Only a wife can turn a ruthlessly ambitious pol, who undid the Clintons four years ago and today relentlessly demonizes Romney, into a care bear. She pulled it off.

Read more here and here.

How about that floor flight spectacle over including “Jerusalem” and “God” in their platform?! They actually BOOED God. Plus, those numerous, hissing references to Republicans as Nazis were a turn-off and deeply insulting to those who have actually endured Nazism.

Don’t forget the featured steel worker who claimed he worked for Bain Capitol. He embellished his story against Bain by stating he lost his job when the Bain-controlled company GST steel filed for bankruptcy in the early 1990s. A big LIE.

In the end, Democrats tried to razzle-dazzle with actresses and musicians James Taylor, Mary J. Blige, and the Foo Fighters. An array of liberal speakers brought forth a parade of theatrical over-the-top rhetoric, misrepresentations, and outright lies about Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. (Did you know Republicans are plotting to take the vote away from women? And, will do all within their power to stop women from using contraceptives? NOT.) Did you happen to catch former MI Governor Jennifer Granholm’s meltdown?

It was a circus of slander.

Mr. Gibbs, YOUR convention was angry, full of insults, and very strange.

FOX New’s Bret Baier caught up with Mitt Romney today in Sioux City, Iowa to ask him about Obama’s acceptance speech last night, today’s jobs report, repeated false claims he didn’t care about the American auto industry, doesn’t care about the U.S. military, and more:


UPDATE – Another Romney interview with FOX News’ Carl Cameron:

► With only 96,000 jobs created in August (down from 141,000 jobs in July), Obama’s hoped-for convention re-gilding isn’t going to happen:

The economy created only 96,000 jobs in August, the unemployment rate remains above 8 percent, and more than 350,000 Americans have dropped out of the work force. While some may focus on the jobs that were created last month, this jobs report is nothing but horrendous. I welcome any jobs, but American workers giving up on employment in the weakest recovery since the Great Depression is cause for alarm, not celebration.

The unemployment rate has not fallen below 8 percent for the past 43 months. The labor force participation rate is at the lowest level in 31 years. If the labor force participation rate were at the same level it was before the recession started, the unemployment rate would be 11.6 percent today. And the rate of “underemployment” or “real unemployment,” including the unemployed, those who want work but have stopped searching in this economy, and those who are forced to work part-time because they cannot find full-time employment is actually at 14.7 percent. We’re still experiencing a significant jobs crisis, whether President Obama recognizes it or not.

President Obama’s policies of more spending, more debt and more taxes haven’t worked. It’s way past time for a course correction. The country needs responsible leadership, not the President’s boasts over anemic growth and unending pleas for patience. Americans are looking for a sustained and real recovery. This weak report is nowhere near enough, and this has gone on long enough. Any real jobs plan must stop the regulatory madness and avert the fiscal cliff of tax increases on January 1. The health care law is yet another drag on the economy. Small businesses need tax relief and regulatory certainty to grow and hire.

What about the numbers of those Obama has been systematically slipping onto disability rolls after their unemployment benefits run out? Once on disability? Most always ON disability for life. Also, the Dept. of Labor today did what they usually do; they revised down the job numbers for the two previous months, resulting in 41,000 fewer jobs created than originally reported.


The way Obama opted to defend his record of failure today demeaned himself. Speaking at a rally, this is what he said on Romney, Ryan, and Republicans: “Tax cuts, tax cuts, gut some regulations, oh, and more tax cuts. Tax cuts when times are good, tax cuts when times are bad. Tax cuts to help you lose a few extra pounds. Tax cuts to improve your love life. It’ll cure anything, according to them.”

A few cheap laughs for a failed president.

Let’s turn that around, Obama: “Tax increases, tax increases, inflict more regulations, oh, and more spending increases. Tax increases when times are good, tax increases when times are bad. Spending increases to help you lose a few extra pounds. Tax increases to improve your love life. It’ll cure anything.”

Obama’s got nothin’. The middle class, small businesses, and the one in six Americans who have slipped into poverty are especially fed up. That’s why his manipulative oratory in Charlotte did not include a word about the USA’s staggering, almost incomprehensible debt of over $16 TRILLION and the 47 million Americans who, under his watch, now put groceries on the table with food stamps.



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11 Responses to Which Convention was “strange, full of insults”? Romney Weighs In (Baier Interview – VIDEO)

  1. AfricansforRomney says:

    oh, yeah! I like the young girl Obamai panic losing face from east Iowa. Early morning Nov 7th face. LOL! kekeke
    What makes me soooooooo angry is that when i hear the incompetent Prez questioning Gov Romney’s experiance on domestic or foreign issues. Com’n ,this’s a Prez who had zero experiance on anything, a street community agitator who became a Prez by default qusestioning other people experiance.I’ve a better experiance for Prez than this guy :-) hehehehe

    What’s exactly this Prez foreign policy experiances?? Open mic trash talk and bowing? Give me a break! Who’s ruling the world right now? Putin and China. This Prez policy failed big time in Syria, Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq…. The whole world is in big mess under this Prez. It is very sad to see the American troops left out in Afghanistan with no concrete leadership from this Prez.

    Gov Romney, can we leave from Afghanistan, please? The damage is done, it is not worth staying and killed. It is beyond repair this point fixing Obama’s mess.

    Independents for Romney!!!
    Get out from Afghanistan!!!!
    Obama=community agitator!=ZERO domestic, foreign Experiance!

  2. Jeff Fuller says:

    Great summary Jayde! I’ve seen Obama bashing tax cuts all day long and was amazed. It’s almost like he’s saying that he wants to raise all taxes, by bashing “tax cuts.” He’s worked hard to increase the entitlement class, and he’s obviously counting on the nearly 50% of the nation who don’t pay any federal income tax to come out and vote for him. But I think his tone will scare many of even those folks that he’s so “pro-taxes” that no one would really be safe if he had his truest wishes.

  3. Annette S says:

    I didn’t watch the Democratic Convention in it’s entirety, but I did happen to catch a few snippets. One snippet was Kerry Washington making the claim that under a Romney presidency women will not have the right to vote, a good education, contraception among other things. Unbelievable!
    Women will not have the right to vote?….Really?

    Then of course there was the constant drum beat of class warfare rhetoric perpetuated by nearly every speaker. You hear words such as fairness and fair share. This of course is raising taxes on the rich to redistribute. You hear about government investments…this is government spending. You hear about doing things together….this is doing things through the government. You hear about regulations…this is redistribution of wealth. You never hear about cutting spending only raising taxes. You never hear how we can create job growth by stimulating business, only infrastructure spending. Oh….and according to liberals corporations aren’t people. I guess they’re just cement buildings.

    We need Romney/Ryan in 2012!!!

  4. Annette S says:

    AfricansforRomney…I hear you…..I can’t stand it when I see polls showing that people think Obama is better at foreign policy than Romney. Obama…who is friendly to our enemies and snubs our most important ally…Israel.

  5. AfricansforRomney says:

    I hope the SuperPac will make an ad featuring Cardinal Dolan fantastic “Life” speech side by side with Sandra Fluck face, Kathleen Sephelius, that Cecile the sex sponsor org. chaircommie’s rants and also the floor fights for the word “GOD” @DNC.Show that ad in swing states for a day, you’ll see the poll #s will jump 20+

    I don’t know why they still calling it DNC, though. It’s a commie woodstock national convention. I never seen such a thing. It was a parade from one commie after another. I wonder what the old good Dems think this changes. Well, one of Obama’s success the last 3+years is changing the Clintonians party to something else.

    Obama is a bad Karma!
    Vote Life! Vote Right!

  6. AfricansforRomney says:

    Annette,
    oh, no! don’t even mention the poll #s for his foreign policy. My blood shoots fire. Why Gov Romney camp don’t respond agressively this BS experiance questions?? We know Obama supporters are morons, they beleive what they hear, but Gov Romney and his camps MUST hit hard back to him.

  7. Maggie says:

    Can somebody please tell me if this is true.

    I was listening to Michael Savage today and he said that a Spanish company would be counting the overseas votes for the upcoming elections. Is that true? If it is, why is Spain involved in counting votes for American elections? Shouldn’t that be up to responsible agencies within the states?

  8. AfricansforRomney says:

    Maggie,
    The news was all over the place back in April. They were reporting that Soros owned this company. Read this link.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-776220

    Personally, i’m not worried the machine, but Obama and his camps may bring illegals in shuttle bus from the border states :-(

    I think Soros will vote Gov Romney this time. Last time i read Soros relationship with Obama is terrible, they’re in bad terms (according to New Yorker article.). He’s supporting focusing only Dem candidates in the house, senate, but not Obama. I think he donated only 5k for Obama this time compare to 50 million in 2008.

  9. AfricansforRomney says:

    oops, i meant to write 5 million not 50.

  10. Jayde Wyatt says:

    Appreciate the comments, everyone.

    I’m just glad Cardinal Timothy Dolan got the last word at the final night of the Democrat’s debacle, although many of them didn’t like what he said.

  11. Joan C. says:

    What happened to the video of Michele blasting America? My how times have changed. Where are the video’s of Obama ripping America and admitting how he really feels?
    There are many out there. Hidden somewhere. Where are his school records and his many speeches defending radicals? The Republicans should show the video every day of him whispering about what he will do for Russia, but after he is re-elected. Who are they really? I don’t think we know.