What a night - What a convention

Something has changed. Tonight is amazing. I can feel a turn of the tide.

This wouldn't have happened without Michelle's speech on Monday and, most of all, without Hillary's speech yesterday.

But tonight the intensity and quality of speeches have been amazing.  Bill Clinton is still a genius, of rhetoric and of the mastery of policy. Kerry was so strong. And (at the time this diary was written) we still have Biden on deck.

We know what matters, we know what politics is about. It's about our lives, our hopes, our possibilities. It's about the world we live in and the world we want to create.

I wanted earlier to write a diary on the amazing Obama campaign, on their ability to work at a state and local level. And if you want to read some of what I was going to draw from, you can read this: http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_stump /archive/2008/08/27/the-view-from-plouff e-s-office.aspx

But that can wait until another day to have that discussion.

Tonight let us revel in a belonging to a party that has improved the lives of Americans and that will do more. Let us revel in belonging to a party that can lodge tough policy attacks but will not stoop to the personal and the petty -- but can vigorously criticize when others do so.  Let us revel in belonging to a party that has always sought to involve and empower the people.

Tonight I am so very proud to be a Democrat.

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Re: What a night - What a convention

Remember Rush Assbag predicting and fomenting chaos in Denver? Remember that "Doctor" Dickhead Dobson praying for rain in Denver and not so much in the places where drought is killing millions of poor - I mean POOR people?

Well, they can kiss my rosy red ass.


by QTG 2008-08-27 06:21PM | 0 recs
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Ha Ha I forgot about that. MOJO for you QTG

by canadian 2008-08-27 07:39PM | 0 recs
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Did he really pray for rain?  What an ass.  Anyway, the weather folks on the net seem to suggest a stunning 0% chance of rain in Denver, tomorrow.  

by freedom78 2008-08-27 07:52PM | 0 recs
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Got it! Excellent, Now go hit it out of the park O man.

by Fistjab 2008-08-27 08:06PM | 0 recs
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Whats the weather predictions for tomorrow if anyone knows?

by Fistjab 2008-08-27 08:04PM | 0 recs
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Denver will be beautiful for the speech - 0% chance of rain predicted.

by politicsmatters 2008-08-28 06:32AM | 0 recs
You know what is ironic?

Almost 3 years to the day Katrina landed in New Orleans and caused massive devastation. Now, there Gustave which is predicted to land in damn near the same exact path. Do you know when? The VERY SAME DAY BUSH is to speak at the RNC. Irony...

by SocialDem 2008-08-28 06:31AM | 0 recs
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Well conceived, well crafted, enthusiastically attended, smoothly executed and a smorgasbord of well deserved head-fakes perpetrated on the political punditry.

The disunity narrative which was so fashionable a few days ago merely enhances the sense of unity and common purpose shining through from the convention floor.  Kudos to Hillary, Bill, Kerry and all the others who are building the structure of our impending victory.  And Obama hasn't even shown up yet...

by Shaun Appleby 2008-08-27 06:24PM | 0 recs
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I can't put it any better not even close. But I will say I am so happy for the country and the planet.  Rec

by canadian 2008-08-27 07:10PM | 0 recs
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You're right, the "disunity" meme consumed the MSM, the PUMA whackosity drove all of us up a tree, and all of that momentum was captured and turned around like a fastball down the middle.

And now there is tomorrow, 73 hours for anyone to care who McCain picks as a VP (no-win situation for him), then a week of being reminded what the country doesn't like about the GOP.

You'd almost think that the people running our party might just know what they're doing...

by chrisblask 2008-08-27 07:17PM | 0 recs
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Good one, Shaun!

by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-08-28 05:17AM | 0 recs
And then, Biden took the stage....

OK, who needs "Days of our Lives" when you've got the Biden family history??? Car accidents, stuttering, hardship...many of us get depressed enough without listening to these horrible stories.

All of his great story is true. I used to see Senator Biden on the Metroliner between DC and New York during the '80's; sometimes one of his kids was with him. He is a great family man.

But voters get cynical when politicians use family tragedy to excess in selling themselves. The GOP often calls us the party of "gloom and doom"...people like Biden give them plenty of ammunition.

This was an upbeat evening at the convention until Biden took the stage.....now it's just downbeat and depressing.

by BJJ Fighter 2008-08-27 06:50PM | 0 recs
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<blockqoute>This was an upbeat evening at the convention until Biden took the stage.....now it's just downbeat and depressing.</blockqoute>

Man, I just could not agree less, and apparently no-one in the stadium or in the MSM sees to agree, either.

Biden blew the doors off, the whole night was incredibly well executed.

by chrisblask 2008-08-27 07:13PM | 0 recs
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You have no interesting in supporting the Democratic ticket or the Democratic party

You are a horrible, horrible person for trying to use the personal tragedy of others to smear them.

by blueAZ 2008-08-27 07:21PM | 0 recs
Re: And then, Biden took the stage....

Actually there is an interesting contrast in biography between Biden and McCain. McCain's first wife was in a serious car accident as well.

We know how that turned out once McCain returned and saw that she had been disfigured and partially disabled.

Also contrast their second wives.  Jill Biden is a school teacher. Cindy McCain is, um, not.

I think all of this reinforces the genuine goodness of Biden's and Obama's family values that whoudl resonate with americans who get the drift.

by Iago 2008-08-27 07:49PM | 0 recs
Re: And then, Biden took the stage....

I saw you whining in another thread about how the fascists here keep hide-rating you.  Maybe it's because you're an insensitive, disgusting asshat who compares the death of a wife and child in a car wreck to a "Days of Our Lives" drama.

My guess is that someone held on to a rear naked choke and your brain went without oxygen for waaay too long, because it sounds like your cheese slid off the cracker.

by thatpurplestuff 2008-08-27 10:54PM | 0 recs
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well yeah it would be downbeat and depressing..... if you were watching the coverage via faux news

I guess you thought Bill clintons speech was a downer too huh ?

got hope ?

by wellinformed 2008-08-28 06:45AM | 0 recs
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I think that Biden's speech was very successful in telling his fellow Democrats (and America):

"Hey, you folks know me, you know about my family, you know I don't live in D.C. This Obama guy knows what he's talking about, and can get us out of this mess Bush got us in. Not to mention that if John McCain gets elected, we're screwed."

The roll call vote was riveting

I think Bill had the line of the night:

"Thank makes two of us, actually, that makes 18 million of us."

by dannybauder 2008-08-27 07:38PM | 0 recs
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No the best line was Bill saying that 16 years ago the Republicans said he was too young and inexperienced.

That was the line right there that redeemed him in my eyes.

by Skex 2008-08-27 08:49PM | 0 recs
They can't top this

That's why St. Paul is the last place Republicans like Oregon's (outgoing?) Senator Gordon Smith want to be seen.

by Lefty Coaster 2008-08-27 07:48PM | 0 recs
Gustuv Aims At New Orleans Sept. 1

God must not be on the GOP side these days. Hurricane Gustav may upstage the Republican Convention next week. The NOAA five day cone has Hurricane Gustuv striking New Orleans as a category 3 storm at 8:00 pm on September 1. Just behind Gustav, another system is expected to become Tropical Storm Hanna.

by Zzyzzy 2008-08-27 08:05PM | 0 recs
Bad Juxposition for the G.O.P.

by Lefty Coaster 2008-08-27 09:01PM | 0 recs
Didn't Dobson, or

some other religious nut, pray for rain to fall on the evil ones?  May be he got his prayer.

by IowaMike 2008-08-27 09:10PM | 0 recs

the third anniversary of Katrina is Friday. That is also mcsame's bd.

by kevin22262 2008-08-27 09:53PM | 0 recs
yeah, I guess the Clintons aren't so bad after all

This is a real Resurrection....to go from horrible racists to admired party leaders in just three days...amazing.

by BJJ Fighter 2008-08-27 07:50PM | 0 recs
As the saying goes (kinda)

Regardging the convention until tonight, the past in prologue, but tomorrow is when the future will actually start.  On to the White House!!!!!!!!!!!

by xenontab 2008-08-27 09:42PM | 0 recs
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WE ROCK!  :)

by kevin22262 2008-08-27 09:50PM | 0 recs
We're better this time.

This was great political and moral theater.

by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-08-28 05:20AM | 0 recs


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