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and now  ” Fighter jets in Democratic convention’s military montage were Turkish, not American “

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” The Democratic National Committee has already apologized for using a photo of four Soviet-era
Russian warships in a giant stage backdrop intended to illustrate the party’s support for military personnel and veterans.

Some support …

But the F-5 fighter planes in the photo are part of the air force of Turkey, a nation whose government is now jailing journalists and establishing Islam as a state religion.”

… completely omit any reference to 20,000 Delphi retirees whose pensions terminated in ’09 deal”

  “Democrats congratulated themselves more than 150 times for President Barack Obama’s 2009 auto bailout during last week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., an analysis conducted by conservative organization Let Freedom Ring shows.

Obama praised himself for the bailout three times during his Thursday speech, the Let Freedom Ring analysis found. “I’ve met workers in Detroit and Toledo who feared they’d never build another American car,” Obama said, for instance, according to a transcript the White House released after the speech. “And today, they can’t build them fast enough, because we reinvented a dying auto industry that’s back on the top of the world.” “

” Obama’s Speech: More of Our Familiar National Background Music”

  ” I think Barack Obama has said everything that he has to say. If I were the vice president, I would add, literally.

   I know that not everyone listens to the president as often as I do, or perhaps you do, but last night felt like a real rehash of familiar pledges and promises and
predictable jabs and reheated “audacity of hope, insert-soaring-imagery here” rhetoric. I think Obama has reached the point where he just doesn’t have much
more to tell us that we haven’t heard many times before.”

Jennifer Rubin at Right Turn

” 2. The press, even liberal commentators, admitted that Obama had bombed. Sure, there
were bitter-enders who claimed all was fine, but the cable TV talking heads and the vast majority of columnists were brutally honest. MSNBC personalities were downright glum. “

” Thoughts on night three of the
Democratic convention”

  ” Barack Obama went into this convention essentially tied with Mitt Romney. Most voters want to think well of whoever is president but most voters dislike the current economy and disapprove of his economic policies. In these
circumstances I thought and think he needs a pivot, an indication of what new goals he would seek in a second term. We didn’t get that at this convention. Bill Clinton dramatically made the argument that no one–not even Bill Clinton–
could have done better. This will be credible to many voters, but probably not to some current
Undecideds. “

Oops! Joe Biden Messes Up

Michelle Obama Spoke on Tuesday – Not Wednesday or Monday

Yeah, it’s pretty awesome to
belong to the government”

“Revealing Politics asked DNC attendees and delegates in Charlotte what they thought of one
of the themes of the DNC promotional video that played in the arena last night— “The
government is the only thing we all belong to.”

  The Obama campaign is backing away from the video, but DNC attendees sure aren’t.”

Democratic Platform ‘Commonsense Improvements’ Brings Back ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Gun Show Loophole Arguments

  “The 2012 Democratic National Convention released its party platform today and it quickly drew fire from several points of the political spectrum for its statement on the Second Amendment and firearms ownership. As we did with the corresponding Republican platform section, we include it in its entirety:

Firearms. We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements – like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole – so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.”

“Obama can’t take a joke . But we
already knew that.”

   “For four long years we’ve waited, hoped and prayed that some young comic would break free of the politically correct demands of The State and mock Obama the way all presidents and all people in power should be mocked. But for four long years (with a few exceptions) all we’ve seen instead are cowardly toadies of The State: Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Chris Rock, the cast of “Saturday Night
Live”…

  Since Obama won the presidency,
comedy has pretty much gone straight to hell as our Entertainment Overlords
morphed into pathetic lapdogs to The State; begging for scraps of attention
and affection from Obama, and in the
process becoming stale, lazy, dull,
predictable, painfully unfunny, and like
a needy poodle — more than a little
annoying.

” The Republicans have some fun at the president’s expense. “

  “Here was our favorite line from
Mitt Romney’s convention speech : “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.”

  We liked it even better when we saw that the New York Times’s Nicholas Kristof had tweeted:
“Seriously, Romney’s speech esp troubled me by mocking rising seas/climate change. The dismissiveness was appalling.” Gaia is a jealous
Goddess, and She will not be mocked!

  It actually hadn’t occurred to us that the Romney line was a repudiation of global warmism. If so, that’s lagniappe. What we
enjoyed was the deft way in which Romney punctured Obama’s self-aggrandizement–by quoting his most immodest promise ever,
pausing for effect, then making an almost comically modest promise of his own.”

“” ‘When someone isn’t doing
the job, we’ve got to let him go’

   “Clint Eastwood conducted a comical question- and-answer session with an empty chair —
which stood in for President Obama — at the Republican National Convention as he explained why he thinks “it’s time for somebody else to come and fix the problem.” “We own this country . . . We’re the best and we
should not ever forget that,” Eastwood said of the United States and Obama, before appealing
to voters of all political persuasions. “When someone isn’t doing the job, we’ve got to let [him] go.”

Laughter ensued …

” “What do you want me to tell Romney?” Eastwood said, looking at the Obama chair. “I can’t tell him to do that. He can’t do that to
himself. You’re absolutely crazy. You’re being as bad as Biden. Of course, we all know Biden is
the intellect of the Democratic Party. Kind of a grin with a body behind it.”

Make My Day

” Fox News: Source says Clint Eastwood to be RNC’s mystery speaker “

  “A Republican source says Clint
Eastwood will be Thursday night’s mystery speaker at the Republican National Convention, Fox News reports .

” Democrats walking into “war on women” trap of their own making

  ” Do Democrats still plan to feature a “war on women” theme at their convention? If they do, I
argue in my column today for The Fiscal Times , they may well find themselves hoist with their own petard, after a week of watching
accomplished Republican women speaking from the dais in Tampa. Not only does the emphasis
entirely miss the issues about which voters care most in this electoral cycle, the entire argument
diminishes women to, well, to exactly what Code Pink reduced them in protests at the GOP
convention:

   The message from the Obama campaign and Democrats in general seems to be that women are somehow incapable of finding
birth control on their own unless some paternal entity dispenses it to them, despite all evidence to the contrary. They’re so incapable of this task that employers and schools have to hand it for them, no matter how much income they
derive nor how much tuition they manage to pay otherwise. This has already backfired during Team Obama’s “Life of Julia” campaign, which offered a creepy, solitary vision of a woman’s life approaching that of the song “Eleanor Rigby.” Former CNN news anchor Campbell Brown wrote in The New York Times that “Julia” was “a silly and embarrassing caricature based on the assumption that women look to government at every meaningful phase of
their lives for help.” “

” MSNBC protects the meme any way it can “

  “The cast and management at MSNBC really, really want their viewers — all 20 of them now,
I believe — to understand that the Republican Party is raaaaaaaaaaaacist , and that the GOP convention is nothing more than a bunch of white men talking and applauding. They are so
desperate to sell their meme latent Republican racism that they simply averted their eyes every time a speaker that didn’t fit their lone talking point took the stage:

“GOP platform adopts Internet freedom plank

“Republicans vowed to fight against efforts that would give international or intergovernmental
organizations more control over the Internet in their party platform, approved on Tuesday. “We will resist any effort to shift control away from the successful multi-stakeholder approach of Internet governance and toward governance
by international or other intergovernmental organizations,” the platform reads.

” SEAL AD TO EXCORIATE OBAMA
FOR BOWING TO FOREIGN LEADERS “

  ” The controversial super PAC Special Operations for America, led by former Navy SEALs, is set to release a blistering new ad against President Obama Tuesday at the
Republican National Convention.

  The ad, titled “Bow to Nobody,” depicts Navy SEALs in combat situations; it then proclaims that they fight so that America will not have to bow to anybody. “

HT/Hot Air