“The country’s political class frets that Americans don’t understand how good this president has been.”
“Something interesting happened to political journalism on the night of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech at the GOP National Convention. After months and even years of grumbling that, as Grist‘s David Roberts tidily put it this summer, “The left’s gone left but the right’s gone nuts,” mainstream journalists and self-described “fact-checkers” declared that Ryan had crossed over some brand new threshold for un-truthiness, and that they were no longer going to stand idly by and pretend that both major parties were equally prone to telling lies.”
“Romney spoke directly to a struggling America. She told them personal stories about her struggles with breast cancer, living with MS and raising five children. She spoke of the love her husband has given her through more than 40 years of marriage.
“I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours. Tonight I want to talk to you about love,” Romney said. “I want to talk to you about the deep love I have for a man I met at a dance.” “
Good for Gov. Scott and for us all . One more of the steady drip drip drip of small civil liberties victories happening all around us .
“Florida Gov. Rick Scott has turned down Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s request to ban the carrying of guns in downtown Tampa during this summer’s Republican National Convention, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
In a letter to Scott, Buckhorn wrote that while the carrying of firearms would normally “not pose a significant threat … in the potentially contentious environment surrounding the RNC, a firearm unnecessarily increases the threat of imminent harm and injury to the residents and visitors of the city.”