A Democratic National Convention delegate from New York said she would like to kill GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney during an interview with Blaze.
The Secret Service is “taking the appropriate follow-up steps,” according to The Daily Caller.Posted: September 6th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: Democratic National Convention 2012 | 9 Comments »
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal thinks President Barack Obama will do better in Monmouth County than he did four years ago.
Speaking to a Star Ledger reporter in Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention, Gopal said:
“I think President Obama has a great shot to win Monmouth County this year,” said Gopal. “He came very close four years ago. The Republicans are hoping that people have amnesia and don’t remember the eight years under George W. Bush.”
Gopal knows where his votes are:
“We want to get our votes out for the President in Democratic constituencies like Long Branch, Neptune and Asbury Park to help make sure he gets four more years.”
In 2008, Obama lost Monmouth County to John McCain by only 12,000, due to an extraordinarily high Democratic turnout in Long Branch, Neptune and Asbury Park. Obama’s coattails helped sweep Amy Mallet to victory over John Curley for freeholder, giving the Democratic Party control of the Freeholder Board for the first time in twenty years.
Posted: September 6th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Amy Mallet, Asbury Park, Democratic National Convention 2012, John Curley, Long Branch, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Neptune, Vin Gopal | 4 Comments »
A divided Democratic National Convention amended the platform they had adopted just yesterday to reassert the party’s commitment that Jerusalem be the the capitol of Israel and that God is the source of American values.
The amendment was offered by former Ohio Governor Ted Stickland who served as the chair of the platform committee.
The convention’s by-laws require a 2/3 vote to amend the platform. Convention Chairman Antonio R. Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angelos, called for a voice vote three times before he declared that the motion to amend the platform had passed.
Does it look/sound like a 2/3’s majority to you?
The New York Times reports that opposition to the Jerusalem amendment came from Majid Al-Bahadli, an Iraqi-American who is a delegate from Washington. Al-Bahadli spent time as a prisoner of war during the first Gulf War for taking up American calls to rebel against Saddam Hussein.
@CoryBooker, the co-chair of the platform committee, has yet to explain why “God” and “Jerusalem” were omitted in the first place.
Posted: September 5th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: Antonio R. Villaraigisa, Cory Booker, Democratic National Convention 2012, God, Jerusalem, Majid Al-Bahadli | 38 Comments »
What has happened to the party of Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy? Isn’t Jimmy Carter a born again Christian?
I can’t imagine the delegates in Charlotte knew what they were voting for last night. Like ObamaCare, they had to pass it to find out what was in it.
Senator Dick Durbin went on the offensive with FoxNews’s Bret Baier over the omission of “God” and “Jerusalem” rather than simply answer the question:
“God is not a franchise of the Republican Party.” This is the first time I’ve ever heard God referred to as a “franchise.”
New York Senator Chuck Schumer could not explan why “Jerusalem” was taken out of the platform. He said he does not know President Obama’s postion on Jerusalem. Charlie Rose is not buying what Schumer is selling:
Newark Mayor Cory Booker was co-chair of the platform committee. I sent him a tweet asking why “God” and “Jerusalem” were taken out of the platform. Hopefully Booker will be more forth coming than Durbin and Schumer.Posted: September 5th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Bret Baier, Charile Rose, Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, Democratic National Convention 2012, Dick Durbin | 11 Comments »
The joke’s on President Obama as Americans have responded to his This Seat’s Taken tweet with an enormous show of support for Clint Eastwood’s appearance at the Republican National Covention on twitter and facebook.
Go to #EmptyChairDay to see the fun on twitter.
On facebook, Rosa Leonetti of Smart Girl Politics has created a Empty Chair Profile Picture event asking people to change their profile avatar to an empty chair picture for the duration of the Democratic National Convention.
So far the left stream media, which was all over the GOP and mocking Eastwood on Friday after the Republican convention, is largely ignoring the grassroots social media outburst.
Here are some highlights:
Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: #Eastwooding, #EmptyChairDay, Barack Obama, Clint Eastwood, Democratic National Convention 2012, Facebook, Mitt Romney, National Empty Chair Day, Republican National Convention 2012, Ro, Rosa Leonetti, Smart Girl Politics, Twitter | 1 Comment »