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DNC Delegates Finally Resolve This ‘God’ Business By Going Insane

The Democratic draft platform is cruising right through to completion! You know, just going through a few little amendments via voice vote. Like this business about inserting the word “God” back into the platform and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Well, one is a semantic issue and the other goes against longstanding U.S. policy but hey, the Republicans were criticizing Democrats over it, which automatically forces Democrats to cave. There was a bit of a planning hitch, however: What if the voice votes are… really close? Perhaps there ought to be a procedure for resolving those accurately, lest the party look incompetent? (BECAUSE THIS ONE ABOUT GOD/JEWS STUFF LOOKED VERY INCOMPETENT.)

So the LA Mayor is up there and calls a voice vote. It sounds roughly even, yea and nay! Then he tries it again. Same thing! Then he stares into space for a while like a fool. It is extremely painful viewing. WHAT NOW? Third vote: again, roughly even, but the God/Jerusalem side are declared winners with a clear 2/3 majority! Boos follow, and now Republican operatives are jacking off on Twitter, saying “DEMOCRATS BOO GOD!”

What a relief! After a few rare months of quality hard-hitting campaigning, the Democratic party may just have its beloved “let’s go out of our way to completely fuck up over nothing” swagger back.

This also doesn’t help those who still argue that conventions are necessary gatherings, since the voting is fake.

[Politico]

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  • memzilla

    *sigh*

    As Will Rogers said: "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat."

    • Serolf_Divad

      Wonder if he could have gotten a 2/3 voice vote on that?

  • Not_So_Much

    "Everone fer god and Jerusalem, show yer titties!"

    This is North Carolina, after all.

  • PsycWench

    Great, a whole new meme for the right wingers.

    • Omophagist

      Now if only they could get the meme of "If you toss trash, toxic waste, CO2, etc. out of your window, factory, power plant it does not magically disappear," we would be okay.

    • Naked_Bunny

      If only they were right.

    • Oblios_Cap

      What is Jerusalem? Nothing.

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    That deity — fucking things up every time.

  • under_score

    Meaningless platform is meaningless

  • http://www.notfrisco.com/colmatales/norton/proclaim.html#declaration Joshua Norton

    Just insert "Goddamn all those asshat Republicans"

    It would cover a multitude of sins.

  • IonaTrailer

    I'm pretty sure the Israelis wouldn't appreciate a bunch of Americans naming Jerusalem as the capital.

    • anniegetyerfun

      My guess is that the Palestinians will be a bit pissed, too.

      Who? Oh, right, sorry. I forgot that we don't recognize Palestinians as "people."

      • IonaTrailer

        And the Syrian Christians too. Ethiopians ditto,

        • Naked_Bunny

          Oh now you're just being silly.

  • iamrrm

    We Dems have such long dicks that we can step on them and fuck ourselves simultaneously.

  • Boojum

    Why don't we just put "Goddamn Jerusalem" in the platform and be done with it?

    • RALitherland

      Shurely "Jerusalem goddam"?

    • http://citizenfuturist.wordpress.com/ gogogodzilla

      Appoint Jeremiah Wright as ambassador to Israel and let nature take its course.

  • bikerlaureate

    If this is the worst mistake that's made at this convention, we're still ahead of the Real Amercians(TM).

  • HogeyeGrex

    *sigh*

    And it was going so well…

    • emmelemm

      Talk about a deflated balloon…

      • HogeyeGrex

        Hey now. Careful. I'm a little sensit…

        Oh. Wait. What were you talking about?

        • emmelemm

          My heart is like a deflated balloon.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    While they are at it, why not recognize Paris as the capitol of Germany?

    • Terry

      Maybe Bonn would be a better city to use in that.

    • schvitzatura

      Franks…Lombards…Alans…Goths, who gives a rat's patoot…

      • IonaTrailer

        And those fucking Albigensians. Always mucking things up.

        • montreal_bruin

          Miserable, fat Albigensian bastards!

    • OurDailyBread

      I'm gonna suggest Berlin as the capital of France, 'cuz that went so well last time.

  • TribecaMike

    "The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum." — Thomas Paine

  • Generation[redacted]

    We are dictating which cities should be the capitals of which countries — why?

    Oh, right. God.

    • NorthStarSpanx

      It's the divine right of the most exceptional of all countries on this, planet earth.

  • http://matthewgreenbaum.com swordfis

    Well, that was ugly; and probably necessary. Neither change really matters. Inserting "God" is just an insurance policy against wingnuts, and the vote on Jerusalem will affect/effect nothing. although it's a debate worth having at another time. But not during the convention.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      I'm sure there are Zionist nuts who would vote GOP if the Dems refused to kiss their asses — but how many votes do they really think they're buying with this nonsense?

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    So they put God back in, but what about the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

    • no_gravity

      888

    • Warwhatgoodfor

      Even now I am making burnt offerings of over cooked spaghetti asking that your wish be granted. I'm not too hopeful however, in the past I have noted that the FSM isn't terribly bright, but on the plus side is not a mysogeistic, genocidal, proponent of mass rape, hate filled spawn of Yaldaboath that Yahweh turns out to be.
      Ramen

    • GeorgiaBurning

      Ceiling Cat wants in, too

      • NorthStarSpanx

        And Water Buddha?

  • coolhandnuke

    "All those delegates who don't give a goddamn say goddamnit."

  • ElPinche

    Too bad Dems don't use loyalty oaths then we wouldn't have all this unhealthy , unAmerican disagreeing .

  • savethispatient

    Not the end of the world: the GOP just completely ignored the Paulites' loud Nays on the Republican platform at their convention too.

  • JackDempsey1

    "The chairman moves that 'no" means 'yes,' and 'yes' means 'no.'
    All those in favor?"

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Oy!

    • Callyson

      FFS.

    • IndianaKevin

      If one declares it's Opposite Day, does that make it NOT Opposite Day?

  • Doktor Zoom

    Suddenly, the EU's occasional squabbles about the allowable shapes of vegetables for the Common Market seem quite reasonable.

    • schvitzatura

      Pomodoro S. Marzano dell'Agro Sarnese-Nocerino LIBEL!!!1!!1

      • NellCote71

        Bravo/a.

  • anniegetyerfun

    Oh, I was worried for a second that Dems might argue about stuff that doesn't pertain to the current issues facing most Americans. Thank goodness they headed that off at the pass!

    I'm suddenly remembering why I was registered as an independent for a number of years.

  • dogscantlookup

    they've increased the fuckerage

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    sigh, Dems doing what Dems do best- pissing their pants over what the Republican noise machine belches out.

    So much for that whole "grow a backbone" thingy…

  • PsycWench

    When you compare it to inserting a statement about no abortions even for rape or incest, I think Dems still come out looking like the good guys.

    • Serolf_Divad

      Yeah, except tonight on Fox this becomes "The Democrat Party just declared Atheism the State Religion."

    • glamourdammerung

      Yeah, but the Republicans are the pro-incest and pro-rape party.

  • TribecaMike

    Jager shots ring out in the Charlotte night
    Enter Antonio Villaraigosa from the upper hall
    He calls for a voice vote in a pool of suds
    Cries out "My God we pissed off them all!"

    Here comes the story of the Really Lame…

    • IonaTrailer

      Thank god (no pun intended) he's terming out as Mayor of Loz Angeles.

  • OneYieldRegular

    I would not like to be one of Obama's speech writers at this moment.

    Or maybe I would like it more than anything.

  • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

    I don't know, which is worse, not mentioning God in the platform, or not mentioning the troops in your speech?

    • Serolf_Divad

      Answer: whichever one the Democrats did.

  • RRoccoco

    So, once again we must choose the lesser of two evils. For a whole 20 hours, I felt differently. Still voting against Romnyan.

  • ttommyunger

    Much sound and fury, signifying nothing. – Albert Yawkey.

  • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

    You know what other political document is godless?

    • Barrelhse

      Atlas Shrugged?

    • IonaTrailer

      The Kama Sutra?

      • TootsStansbury

        Oh no, I think that one is loaded with "Oh Gods".

    • TribecaMike

      Tales of Mother Goose?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba
      • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

        Win.

      • Naked_Bunny

        That's the thing that says people with more money get more votes, churches don't have to follow the same laws as everyone else, and you have a right to anonymously build a personal arsenal without any sort of regulation whatsoever, right?

    • Callyson

      Mitt Romney's tax returns?

    • HogeyeGrex

      I gotcher Flushing Remonstrance riiiight here…

  • Baconzgood

    Fox headline "dems hate god" in 3…2…nnnnow.

    • Naked_Bunny

      I'm pretty sure Reagan ran on that meme.

      • Geminisunmars

        Had memes been invented yet?

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    BECAUSE THIS ONE ABOUT GOD/JEWS STUFF LOOKED VERY INCOMPETENT

    Well as long as they don't appear impotent. The Repelicans had very too many impotent peoplez at their Viagra convention.

  • schvitzatura

    It's a schande that Lieberman is an "I"; I could only see his whiny whinyness pontificating about this thingee. Joementum is still waiting for the unblemished red heifer and all that jazz…

    At least we have been spared that. Thank JHVH-1 for small indulgences!

    • IonaTrailer

      If you take out the H's and add A's – you get a pretty stable OS.

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Incitefully_Joe

      There's no "I" in Joementum

      …but there really should be.

  • TootsStansbury

    Meh. I'm OK with "BOO GOD!" anyway.

    • IonaTrailer

      Yuh, yeah. I thought we Dems believed in the separation of Church and State. (Not just an intersection in SF).

    • Geminisunmars

      You'll like that new show "Honey Boo God" then.

      • TootsStansbury

        Heehee!

      • IonaTrailer

        Honey Boo Boo is the visual equivalent of 50 Shades of Grey. Only fatter and more white trashy.

        • Generation[redacted]

          In that case I'll be waiting for Honey Boo Boo as read by Gilbert Gottfried.

  • Baconzgood

    Why didn't the DNC just change the convention rules like the GOP to quell decent within the party?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      There is nothing decent in the GOP.

    • An_Outhouse

      because its spelled 'dissent' (sorry)

    • Callyson

      The decent was quelled within the GOP decades ago…

      • Chichikovovich

        They're now on a descent far below "decent".

  • Barrelhse

    So much for growing a backbone.

  • Baconzgood

    And Rush just came in his pants. Now he'll talk about how fragmented the party is and it will get everyones eyes off how fragmented the GOP is and Pauls lies. See how this plays tomorrow.

    I would type somthing smarter but t i m on my mobile at the bar and am on my way to go home and have secksy time with the 'lil lady.

    • Geminisunmars

      Something something hope your wife knows…

      • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

        Sounds legitimate to me!

    • TootsStansbury

      ew gross.

    • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

      sex while bill clinton is speaking is a time honored tradition.

  • Biff

    Well, Rep. Al Green from TX 9th gets the pandering award for tonight with his USAUSA chant-leading.

    • TootsStansbury

      Yeah, I hate that shit. No matter who's doing it it just sounds too much like "seig Heil".

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Should have retired it after the 1980 Winter Olympics. There's really been no reason to use it since.

  • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

    GAWD DAMN AMERICA! ~Rev. Wright Amendment

  • kittensdontlie

    This is just a minor blip in what should be an exicting night with Elizabeth Warren!! and Bill Clinton?!

  • TootsStansbury

    Dear God, sorry to disturb you but,
    why can't you just stay the fuck out of here?
    We don't care about your opinion on the rights of queers.
    And if people were made in your image
    why are there rascals in the streets
    ridden by those who've had too much to eat?
    'cause God.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      They could probably stand to have a little more XTC down there on the convention floor.

  • Naked_Bunny

    Motion passed.

  • HempDogbane

    The "God damn the United States of America" plank.

  • Biff

    Emmanuel Cleaver got my toe tappin' pretty good!

  • MissTaken

    Wow! They put a plank in the platform honoring the team at CERN for discovering the 'God'-particle? Science is rad!

    Oh, wait.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    How about we stop cowering in fear over what the Republicans might tweet about what Democrats did in some meaningless vote? They will lie about anything Democrats do, whether it actually happened or not. We should worry about making them worry about what we're going to be beating the tar out of their asses with.

    • Katydid

      Yeah, what you said. Actually, if anyone could please tell me *why* the Dems give one fuck about what the wingnuts say, I would mightily appreciate it. I does not understand.

      • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

        A vote lost on some bullshit like this is a vote the Dems never had in the first place.

  • Blueb4sinrise

    Allah Akbar!!!

    • BarackMyWorld

      It's a trap!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Nice to see that the Dems respect the true meaning of democracy: going along with whoever is loudest.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    Rooting for Iran's nuclear capability over here…

    • Oblios_Cap

      I'm really starting to root against Israel.

  • mavenmaven

    Amazing, the blogosphere is full of repubs carrying on about the Jerusalem thing, but the repubs had it in their platform for the last 16 years, including 8 years when they were the PRESIDENT and never did anything about it. So it's a totally meaningless gesture.

  • CommieLibunatic

    Uh… what the fuck did I just watch?

  • IonaTrailer

    Nancy Pelosi's speech isn't particularly rallying. Good but not galvanizing.

    • Arborista

      Meh.

    • TribecaMike

      She's never been a riveting speaker, unlike her Maryland homegirl Barbara Mikulski, who should be up at bat soon.

  • IonaTrailer

    Nancy just said we must over-turn Citizens United. Hope you Wonketters have all signed Al Franken's petition????

  • ingloriousbytch

    Democrats are such pussies.

  • OurHoboSenator

    Nancy Pelosi is wearing a lovely set of anal beads around her neck tonight

    • IonaTrailer

      I have a friend in SF who styles Feinstein and Pelosi – I asked her what was up with the boulder like beads. ???

    • LibertyLover

      Those aren't beads, those are shrunken Republican house members' testicles.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Shrunken?

  • TribecaMike

    Sandra Fluke speaking later tonight. Am I alone in regarding her as being extremely easy on the eyes?

  • C_R_Eature

    So, this is what the virtual Breittardverse has to obsessively ejaculate over? A wholly ginned-up theological non-controversy? That is a shame, for them.

    By this time in the Republican Convention, we had Hurricane Isaac reminding us of the horrible failures of Bush's FEMA, The televised convention was The Whitest Show On Earth, the streets of Tampa had more of a military presence than Czechoslovakia after the Prague Spring and we were given Peanut Throwing at the hardworking black woman photographer "Animal" as our very own Meme.

    We're in Fat City, kids.

  • IonaTrailer

    Lady just held up a sign saying "Label GMOs"

    Not to be confused with GTOs.

  • Serolf_Divad

    The Democrats need to add a preamble to their party platform declaring it the "Revealed Word of God the Almighty, Redeemer and Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary" just to shut the Republicans the fuck up.

    • ChernobylSoup

      This is my new mission in life.

  • DalePues

    Well, the capital of Geogia was moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta. In 1868.

  • C_R_Eature

    Senator Barb! WOOHOO !!

    • Biff

      I never realized she was as short as she is wide. Good speaker, though!

  • AlterNewt

    I don't know. This 'God' guy. Always needs more money. Always with the smiting and the plaugue-ification. Sounds like an asshole.

  • LibertyLover

    Uhh. Which God did they put in?

    • Generation[redacted]

      AOTK

    • TribecaMike

      Eros

      • emmelemm

        Thanatos.

    • bobbert

      God Damn.

  • An_Outhouse

    What do you expect after they were chanting 'Castro!' last night.

  • IonaTrailer

    Ooo, ouch – Barbara Muikulski just said she works on the macaroni and cheese issues.

    (Note to Barb: better lay off the macncheese)

  • C_R_Eature

    I have to say that's a pretty impressive bench of Senators we have up there. They're all women, too, which is even more impressive.

    Glad they're on my team.

  • TootsStansbury

    Am I alone in wanting a hug from Sen. Mikulski?

    • TribecaMike

      There's a framed photo of my late mother-in-law with Sen. Mikulski on the living room wall here at my sis-in-laws' house.

      • TootsStansbury

        I can eat me up some Baltimoron.

  • IonaTrailer

    We certainly have better music than the OTHER guys!!

  • TribecaMike

    Caroline Kennedy on PBS. Am I alone in regarding her as being a mite shallow?

    • Biff

      Maybe, but I'd still hit that.

      • TribecaMike

        I'd be wary of those choppers if I were you.

        • Biff

          But that makes me as shallow as her, see what I did there?

    • Arborista

      I kinda had the impression that she wants to be a public presence & work for the Dems, but her desire to also have a private life means that her public speaking skills are not as sharp as they should be.

      Perhaps she thinks that as a Kennedy, she deserves an audience anyway? I like her, but didn't think she had much to add to the conversation beyond "Dems are for working families".

    • Angry_Marmot

      I'm not going to fault her for keeping her head down.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    Israel Out Of Jerusalem!

    (oops sorry, i'm not usually this stupid)

  • TribecaMike

    Former NC governor Jim Hunt: "Folks, this is not a time to believe in magic."

    I guess he wasn't there during that god kerfuffle.

    • Angry_Marmot

      In a young girl's heart?

  • poorgradstudent

    Seriously, in the ideal universe that I find myself retreating to more and more the real controversy wouldn't be over this crap but over whether or not to declare AIPAC a treasonous organization (naturally my own vote would be "hell yeah, do it")…

    • Angry_Marmot

      AIPAC ought to make up its mind which country it wants to defend.

      • Chichikovovich

        I think it has.

  • ChickTract_Fil_A

    I'd go with "Non-denominational Entity".

  • Biff

    God's Chosen People Choir?

    White people dancing alert!

  • Generation[redacted]

    Hey yeah, let's overreact to every criticism by trying to prove we're just as religious and militant as the other guys.

    Kinda like on Facebook, if I'm not shouting GOD BLESS THE TROOPS every 5 minutes everyone assumes I'm a member of the Taliban. Especially since I don't repost every "repost this if you agree" thingy.

  • glamourdammerung

    Because if they only pander a bit harder to the evangelicals, the evangelicals might finally stop lying about Democrats and using their churches as campaign operatives for the Republican Party.

  • TribecaMike

    Dems: "Women's Health Care NOW!"
    Repugs: "Women's Health Care NOT!"

  • rocktonsam

    isn't God a little busy right now?

    what, with football season starting.

  • TribecaMike

    "President Obama understands women"? I have the sneaking suspicion that he would disagree with that.

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    Well ideally the DNC is getting back on track — Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, just spoke — so attention, at least, has turned back to reality.

  • Blueb4sinrise

    I tune in and Steny is on.
    Briefly considered going third party.

  • Arborista

    I don't know that the God-in-the-platform controversy was so much about what the Repugs think about God, so much as about the strong religiosity that I see in the Southern Democratic Party- especially among black Dems. If I go to a local Dem event, there's a lot of God this & God that. I tend to forget that that's probably not true in other areas of the country…

  • TribecaMike

    Mitt: "Remind me to get rid of this GI Bill thing, Sununu."

  • Warpde

    Fucking A ++
    God / Israel 2012

  • LakeLucilleLoon

    Is this what they call a "game changer"?

  • rocktonsam

    is Davis Brooks drunk. or just an asshole?

    • vodkamuppet

      Just a giant dripping asshole.

    • rocktonsam

      Davis, I'm drunk sorry

    • Chichikovovich

      Oh, Davis Brooks. I thought it was Foster.

  • C_R_Eature

    Obama: "I see your Cardinal and raise you a Nun on the Bus!"

    • rocktonsam

      she was on Bill Moyers recently.

      this nun is a ball breaker with grace

      • C_R_Eature

        She is, as Dr. Thompson used to say, a Warrior. I like her.

        • finallyhappy

          My husband said she was really good- and he didn't want to watch the convention

      • TribecaMike

        And most Catholics agree with Sister Simone.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    That's some world class Planking right there.

  • LibrarianX

    Oh, for Bog's sake! This is the stupid shit that loses elections.

  • LibrarianX

    Are they going to wear PROMISE RINGS too?

  • Terry

    Is there a live blog tonight?

    Comments on the speeches thus far:

    Cecile Richards, I loved your Mom, too

    Barbara Mikulski, a tough brawler from Bawlmer, I'm glad she represents me.

    Simone Campbell, the nun, great speech! Faith, family, and fairness! Caring for people their whole lives, not just while they are in the womb.

  • Arborista

    Wow! Who doesn't love a rebel nun? Sister Simone was the best speaker so far tonight!

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Sister Simone ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    hahahhahahahha mitt romney's capitalistic creds under attack.

  • Guppy

    This also doesn’t help those who still argue that conventions are necessary gatherings, since the voting is fake.

    Something to keep in mind next April, when the IRS asks if you want to see money go towards this stuff.

  • Callyson

    This is the start of the liveblog I take it?

    OT alert–I've had hardly any time for my favorite website because I took in a stray dog on Monday night and have been looking for his owner. (Wonketteers who are in Los Angeles/Silver Lake, if you know anyone who is missing a black and white male puppy, please respond!) He is sweet and kind, and the thought of electing someone to the White House who would put a dog on top of a fucking car…

    Off to get some booze to get the rage out of my system, brb…

  • poorgradstudent

    And why not send Michelle Obama in there to kick some ass?

  • Terry

    "As the Reverend Jesse Jackson describes it, they want to drown the captain, and they're prepared to sink the ship to do so"

    Good quote from Steny Hoyer. Is it my imagination or is the Old Line State heavily represented at this convention? O'Malley, Mikulski, Steny,and we're reliably blue and aren't usually catered to.

    • finallyhappy

      Chris speaks soon and Donna Edwards tomorrow night.

  • Callyson

    JFC, I'm sorry, but this Delaware governor is boring me to death…

  • TribecaMike

    The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, who spoke earlier, is the daughter of the the late Texas governor Ann Richards? I did not know that.

    • IonaTrailer

      She is my new heart-throb. I would totally gay marry her.

    • rocktonsam

      thank God, the apple didn't fall far from that tree and from Texas too, also.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Me, either. Too cool.

  • Blueb4sinrise

    BEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Oblios_Cap

      But no free round. Fuckin' Repub!

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    Bill the Butcher likes himself some Obama home brew…

  • Oblios_Cap

    The nun on the bus totally rocked it!

  • IonaTrailer

    Kamala Harris would be my new gay wife, if she'd only stop busting medical marijuana shops.

  • rocktonsam

    "Miss Romney"'

    ha ha I lervs me some Cali Attorney General

  • TribecaMike

    Craft Brewing Nuns For Obama!

  • Callyson

    "That's not leadership"

    Tell 'em, Kamala…

  • vodkamuppet

    Hey Kamala Harris, how you doin?

  • Oblios_Cap

    Bring on Barney Frank, Dammit!

    • TribecaMike

      He's been moved to tomorrow night.

  • Oblios_Cap

    The Dems are taking the vets, religion, the American Dream, and hard work away from the GOP. It's about time. And using Texans to do it.

    • IonaTrailer

      Sweet, indeed!

    • C_R_Eature

      It's only fair. The Republicans didn't build all that stuff anyway.

  • IonaTrailer

    AH-HA! Boy the wingnuts head's are gonna explode watching the undocumented immigrant lady….

    • vodkamuppet

      The reaction at the RNC would be "Swarm! Swarm!"

  • Callyson

    Immigrants are always the best patriots. They (generally) really love this country, but not in a brainless "USA!! USA!!" way.

    • Chichikovovich

      I couldn't agree more.

  • IonaTrailer

    The Prezzident is coming to the Hall tonight to hang with Brother Bill.

    Maybe he'll sing!!!!!???!!!

  • Callyson

    Sandra Fluke is coming up next!

    For those who want tonight's schedule:

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/09/05/wednesda

  • finallyhappy

    I understand Cristina is a powerful force in the Hispanic communtiy

  • vodkamuppet

    Really no live bloorg tonight?

    • Oblios_Cap

      This is it, sport. Time to freshen up the drink and wait to hear Warren & the Big Dog speak…

  • http://www.marionstein.net Self-Uploader

    Is this the live blog? Is Cristina's show still on? I don't mean to be rude here, but man she got fat. What is she trying to emulate Oprah or something?

  • rocktonsam

    WOW1! What happened to Charo/?

    • IonaTrailer

      One evening in Honolulu I was hanging at my friend's bar. We went out to the back to indulge in our favorite vice. I heard someone on the fire escape and looked up – right into Charo's pantyless nether regions under a skirt that was so short it barely covered her hoohah.

  • vodkamuppet

    Is this lady even talkin american?

  • Oblios_Cap

    It's like watching real people. Amazing.

    Damn! She's referring to the spirit of Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty. I guess only the right kind of wretched and poor count if you're a Repub. Si, senora, si!

  • vodkamuppet

    Man, Carlos Mencia is totally going to steal this.

  • rocktonsam

    well the latinos luv latino oprah. now vote!

  • Callyson

    New main story on the homepage for the convention. See you there…

  • IonaTrailer

    And now a smooze to the auto industry.

  • Oblios_Cap

    A venture capitalist and now a CEO. Socialist O'Bama!

  • Blueb4sinrise

    Cristina founded Carmax?
    Whoa. You're right . She doesn't look too good.

  • Oblios_Cap

    What's good for GM is good for America.

    Fuck, yeah!

  • TribecaMike

    Cristina Saralegui's speech was great. Nice to see a non-rightie Cuban-American on TV for once.

  • TribecaMike

    Lordstown? Enough with the god shit already!!!

  • Oblios_Cap

    After seeing both conventions – and not even seeing the really good speakers for the Dems yet – it really depresses me that the GOP gets more than 1% of the votes.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Snap! He likes to fire people. Har!

    What a smackdown.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Joe Biden sighting! WTF is Geraldo doing on stage?

  • Calapine

    Well, I don't want to comment on the issue itself (being eurotrash austrian), but a) deciding it a 2/3 vote on voice level when both sides seemed equally loud b) putting the Jerusalem and the God issue into one vote, seem both very undemocratic. Even deciding that by committee would have looked better. Really bad optic.

  • HolyCow!!

    Whoever thought bringing this amendment to the floor was a good idea should be fired.