Conventional Wisdom, Part I

Hey kids! I thought we would take some of the best quotes from the Democratic National Convention and have some fun with them. First up, Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania:

The people of Pennsylvania can’t afford four more years of Bush-Cheney economics, and you know what — with John McCain, that’s exactly what we’d get. John McCain calls himself a maverick, but he votes with George Bush over 90 percent of the time. That’s not a maverick. That’s a sidekick.

Original DVD cover

The Bush-McCain Republicans inherited the strongest economy in history and drove it into a ditch. They cut taxes on the wealthiest of us and passed on the pain to the least of us. They ran up the debt, gave huge subsidies to big oil companies, and now they’re asking for four more years. How ’bout four more months? We can’t afford four more years of deficit and debt, drift and desperation. Not four more years. Four more months.


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17 responses to “Conventional Wisdom, Part I

  1. jeb

    Love the poster Nonnie.

    I’ve been watching snippets of the CNN coverage. Of course that means I have to keep hearing the “best political team” tell us how this ticket is liberal or left-of-center and that the working voters might not want to trust them with the economy. They say this over, and over, and over, ad nauseum….

    So the other day John King was pontificating again and making that same dumb-ass observation again (as if it were a fresh insight) and James Carville interrupted him and said “Would someone please explain to me where the Republicans are great on the economy? All I can see is them running up record defecits.”

    At that point King started stammering and tried to back up and say that he was just explaining American voter perception…

    I’m not always a Carville fan but it was worth seeing just to have someone actually interject a litte reality into the verbal mastubation that masqeruades as insight and reporting.

  2. jeb,
    so glad you like the poster. i was hoping everyone would. when i saw the original, i knew exactly what i wanted to do, but i wasn’t sure if i could pull it off successfully.
    i’ve mostly been watching msnbc, but i get tired of their same old bull$hit, too. when i get really sick of it, i click over to c-span or just watch something else entirely.
    say what you will about carville, when you need an attack dog, he’s your guy! i wish more of the idiots on tv who are supposed to be touting the dem point of view (i’m lookin’ at you, donna brazile!)) would stop being polite and scream at the top of their lungs that the rethugs have destroyed the economy, pushed the military to the breaking point, and have made us less safe. it’s as easy as that. where do i sign up for a pundit job?
    did you see hillary’s speech last night, jeb? it was absolutely magnificent.

  3. nightowl724

    Cool poster, nonnie!

    Did you see Brian Schweitzer’s speech? He rocked!

    IMHO: HRC, grand. Pelosi, OK. Caroline, sweet. Teddy, fabulous. Michelle, eloquent. Biden, bold.

    All in all, I’m feeling good about this.

    Obama / Biden 08!

    Anyone else?

  4. jlms qkw - jenn

    nonnie – great way to include the two blonde bimbos!

    but there’s a mistake: w is there twice?

  5. nightowl,
    schweitzer was fabulous! michelle was just right. hrc rocked, and teddy went straight to the heart. caroline didn’t do much for me, and pelosi just sucks. i saw her once in person, and she was much better than she was at the convention. she should never, ever laugh in public again. it just grates on my nerves.
    i just saw kerry’s speech, and all i can say is–what took him 4 years? if he had said all of that 4 years ago, maybe we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in now.
    watching some of the speeches on c-span now that the other channels didn’t air.
    as they say, though, actions speak louder than words. what got to me more than anything was the hug between joe biden and beau and how his little grandson held onto him. you could see how safe that little adorable boy felt in grandpa’s arms. it made me think back, and i realized that i never once saw jenna or not-jenna kiss or hug poppy or barb. i never heard them refer to grandma or grandpa with any affection. cheney’s daughter and her partner weren’t even allowed on the stage! the differences in family values is so stark.

  6. jenn,
    there is only capt u’s inner chimpy and the picture in the corner. are you seeing another?
    i made sure to give capt u his starbucks cappuccino, but i couldn’t find room for the 9 cars.

  7. nightowl724

    I missed Kerry’s speech. I’ll have to catch it at YouTube or something.

    Keen observation about the so-called “family values party” and the party with the real family values!

  8. nightowl724

    Holy WOW! Kerry was phenomenal! And, I also watched Bill Clinton’s speech while I was there. I don’t know how either one of them could have done better. Tonight, I’m fired up!

  9. bill clinton could read the phone book and make it mesmerizing. that man can talk! he also has the most beautiful hands i have ever seen on a man. i always notice people’s hands.

  10. jeb

    Nonnie, et al… I got home tonight and watched several of the speeches online. Biden rocked! Yes, I saw Hillary, I was always torn between her and Obama (they can both lean right a little for my taste but they can speak), Kerry, you’re right where the hell was he in 04 and then Bill. Say what you want about Bill, but when he wants you in the palm of his hand, you’re there. I love the line “The world respects the power of our example, not the example of our power.” I think that is one that should go in the panteon.

    I don’t even know why McBush is tied with Obama in the polls now. I know that the real race starts over the conventions but can anyone really take CU seriously?

    OK, I’m starting a pool here. Who has the beer distribution rights for the RNC? I know where my two dollars is. Any takers?

  11. jeb,
    there were lots of funny quotes about capt underpants, but i think that line about power and example was the take-away phrase of the convention so far.
    i don’t know if i trust any of the polls. they usually poll ‘likely voters’, which are people who have voted before on a consistent basis. however, there are so many newly registered voters and many who have not voted in a long time who will be voting now. i don’t think that the rethugs have an onrush of new voters, and their reliable voters are already accounted for. like nightowl has pointed out a couple of times, pollsters use landlines, and most younger voters have cellphones. there is a large population out there who are not being polled, and i would venture to guess that the vast majority of them will be voting democratic.
    hmmmm…the beer distribution rights for the rnc? who could possibly have that sewn up?

  12. Friend of the court


    I’ll bet it is the off shore company that owns Bush Beer, now.

  13. the more i think about it, the more i think that the rethugs are going to head straight for the hard liquor. there’s not enough beer in cindy lou’s warehouses to deaden the pain of listening to capt underpants giving a speech.

  14. Friend of the court

    You are right nonnie. Gin and sea sick pills, at least.

  15. i wonder what cindy lou is going to steal for the occasion. 😀

  16. Friend of the court

    It makes me nuts, that it is even within possibility, that Captn. underpants could be living in the White House.

  17. c’mon, fotc, we all know you were nuts already! 😉 but i know what you mean. it diminishes the very office itself that chimpy could be sitting in the oval and that capt underpants thinks he should be sitting there.
    by the way, have i told you lately how happy it makes me that you are back? now, if only gotta would find her way home.