Live Blog from Tuesday
AUGUST 29, 2012
Here's the live blog from last night. Everything in reverse order, as it appears at http://www.thenation.com/blogs/steve-brodner. Back in the saddle again tonight. Ryan Night.
Steve Brodner on August 28, 2012 - 7:04 PM ET
The American virtue of being an a**hole.
And away we go!
The delightful Ann Romney, here to humanize Mitt. How can she miss?
Nikki Haley. Anti-Union, anti-black innuendo all in one speech!
Nikki Haley, former Sikh, now fiercely anti-immigrant. Also loves those Eggpersons.
Artur Davis loved Obama then tried to run for governor of Alabama and failed. Now he hates him. Are you following this?
The GOP convention may not be the best place for Ted Cruz to tell his family’s immigration story.
Rick Santorum goes over his To Do list.
One clock they forgot.
Scott Walker: saved in Wisconsin by Kochs, knows how good it is.
Bob McDonnell, VA governor, who loves the ultrasound machine. We thought he would like a scan.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin dealt with a recent heat wave by telling citizens to pray for rain.
Ohio Governor John Kasich has the backing of the race-based anti-voting rights movement. And vice versa.
Police at the RNC are paid with $50 million voted by Congress. We (the public) built it.
Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH) used to be State Attorney General. She spent years prosecuting Planned Parenthood, but ignored a large mortgage corporation ponzi scheme.
Media stays on message.
We (the public) built it.
7 pm: Blockhead Boehner (for all you Gumby fans). His and Mitch McConnell’s Job #1 has been to block and destroy the Obama presidency. When he talks about pain in the United States, it never seemed that important before.