What I Learned Watching the RNC

1. Rudy and Sarah think that community organizing is lame. Let's all mock those who take a paycut to help the less fortunate. Philanthropy is stupid.
2. Anyone who is not a Republican does not put country first.
3. John McCain delivered his speech in front of a green screen, because he knows the Colbert Report will replay it all week with various user-submitted backgrounds. That makes me like him even more. I'm a sucker for a sense of humor, and McCain and Colbert have a funny bit going on. I'm sure it would never be admitted, but I think McCain is a Colbert fan, too.
4. Middle-aged white people like to get their overbite "groove on" during the musical interludes, and many of them went to the same school of dance as my father-in-law.
5. Sarah Palin is a force to be reckoned with, and just may give Obama a run for his money. Her speech rocked the house, and her adorable daughter probably won her even more votes.
6. If you mention autism or special needs, everyone will tearfully pledge their allegience to you. Despite the fact that the GOP "every man for himself" platform historically cuts funding to public assistance.
7. Sarah Palin's idea of supporting the troops is to leave them over there until we decide we've won. Even though Bush already said we did.
8. Did I mention 9/11? Because don't you dare forget about it.
9. Speaking of 9/11, we should all be scared. Very scared. The world is an unstable place and only John McCain can protect us.
10. However, McCain's security measures were unable to keep out a half-dozen nutjobs who snuck in protest signs and ripped their shirts off during McCain's speech.
11. If his 96-year-old mother is any indication, McCain don't crack.
12. The Republican party is so devoid of Black people that they had to splice in photos of MLK in the 50's just to get some color on their video montage of inspirational leaders. Seriously. Watch it again. It's a parade of white guys who are still alive, interrupted by old photos of Martin Luther King.
13. Country First is not in reference to country music. THANK GOD.


  1. Hilarious. Hilarious. Hilarious. Did you watch the Daily Show coverage? I about peed myself.

  2. Yeah. Especially #1. The world is not a community and it doesn't just need organizing, Palin said? I think she lives in a different world from the one I live in. If there were more community organizing maybe there would be less bombing.

  3. Can you believe they were right here in St Paul and I didn't even go and cheer "community is for suckers!" :)


    Good post, lady.

  4. You just read my mond and wrote it down! Too funny!

  5. Yes, the Daily Show coverage was hysterical!

  6. this is such a funny post. i am bummed i missed the daily show!

  7. Anonymous10:16 PM

    Quoted from Frances Rice, of the National Black Republican Association (http://www.nbra.info/): "The Democrats’ key strategy is to paint the Republican Party as a racist party, and the latest ploy is to focus on the number of black Republicans at the GOP convention. Little or no media coverage was given to the appearances and speeches of black Republicans at the GOP convention, including former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, Texas Railway Commissioner Michael Williams, Political Strategist Angela McGlowan and Renee Amoore who is president of her own company, The Amoore Group. Also omitted from press reporting were outstanding black Republicans running for public office, including Eddie Adams, Jr. from Florida’s 11th Congressional District, Barb Davis White from Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, Dr. Deborah Honeycutt from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District, and Antoine Members from Chicago’s 1st Congressional District. These are accomplished people who do not deserve to be dismissed or denigrated. Democrats talk diversity, but demean blacks as “holdouts” or “traitors” who stand up against the status quo and do not adhere to the socialist agenda of Democrats."

    George W. Bush, being the "racist" some like to portray him as, has appointed more blacks to prominent positions than any other President in US History.

    The dean of the United States Senate, a Democrat - Robert Byrd from West Virginia? A former Klansman.

    The president who made the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr a national holiday? Ronald Reagan.

    The Republican Party isn't perfect - but they sure have done much more to advance the black community than any other political party.

  8. Dear anonymous (if that's your real name),

    The point I was making was about a video montage made by McCain's own staff and shown between speeches t the convention. If there was a lack of current Black leadership represented in the photos, it wasn't due to someone else trying to paint them racist.


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