With Ann Romney and Chris Christie as the headliners, who would’ve thought that Love would steal the show. No, I don’t mean Ann’s speech, although she did announce right upfront that it was about love. And I don’t mean the Governator’s speech either which was about the relationship between love and respect. I’m talking about MIA LOVE, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah of all places!
This feisty little lady took Big Guy on by name and said his policies had “failed” and that “no rhetoric, bumper sticker, or Hollywood campaign ad can change that.” Ouch!
It’s good enough to watch the whole 4 minutes:
“Our last, best hope on earth!”
Then former Dem-turned R-word Artur Davis picked up on the theme, albeit in a rather dismissive, even derisive tone:
"we should have known that night in Denver that things that begin with styrofoam Greek columns and artificial smoke typically don't end well." He continued: "Maybe the Hollywood stars and the glamor blinded us a little: You thought it was the glare, some of us thought it was a halo."
It might be fun watching Artur remove Big Guy’s halo
And as long as we’re speaking about being derisive, I would be negligent if I didn’t point out that Nikki “if you have to show a picture ID to buy Sudafed and you have to show a picture ID to set foot on an airplane, then you should have to show a picture ID to protect one of the most valuable, most central, most sacred rights we are blessed with in America - the right to vote” Haley also took Big Guy on. Although she didn’t mention him by name, I think we all know who she was talking about when she said “We deserve a president who will fight for American companies, not against them.”
What’s with all these “ouchies” anyway? Butt finally, we get to the headliners.
Ann "he BUILT It” Romney:
I don't think there is a woman in America who really expects her life to be easy. In our own ways, we all know better. You know what, and that's fine. We don't want easy.
But the last few years have been harder than they needed to be. It is all the little things, the price of the pump you could not believe and the grocery bills that just get bigger, all those things that used to be free, like school sports are now one more bill to pay.
It's all the little things become the big things. And the big things, the good jobs, the chance at college and the home you want to buy just get harder. Everything has become harder.
We're too smart and know that there are no easy answers, but we're not dumb enough to accept that there are not better answers.
WOW! That wasn’t too bad for a “corporate wife.” I think even Juan would have to admit that much; that is, if he wasn’t so concerned with rehabbing himself with the party that trashed him in much the same manner.
And then we had the inimitable Chris Christie. Slayer of wussies and - it looks like here -teleprompters!
The Washington Post declared his speech a bomb, the NYT called it a lie, and Howard “I killed Newsweek” Fineman said it was just “nasty” and “mean” - all of which indicates that it must have been fairly effective.
First The Governator declared that even love is subordinate to the respect upon which it is built:
The greatest lesson Mom ever taught me, though, was this one: she told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. She said to always pick being respected, that love without respect was always fleeting -- but that respect could grow into real, lasting love.
Gee, Big Guy (the titular head of the free world, not the Governator) still believes if they love you they will automatically respect you too.
In fact, he’s counting on it, come November.
It was after that remark that Howie felt Christie got all mean and nasty, yelling at everybody for surrendering to the forces that have determined that America should now step back and let somebody else be number one for awhile:
What will our children and grandchildren say of us? Will they say we buried our heads in the sand, we assuaged ourselves with the creature comforts we've acquired, that our problems were too big and we were too small, that someone else should make a difference because we can't?
Or will they say we stood up and made the tough choices needed to preserve our way of life?
I don't know about you, but I don't want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American Century.
I don't want their only inheritance to be an enormous government that has overtaxed, overspent and over-borrowed a great people into second-class citizenship.
I want them to live in a second American Century.
I don’t know how well that message will fly in Big Guy’s Post Racial, Post Partisan, Post American world. After all, it’s really not our “turn” any more. Right? It’s only fair to let somebody else be the leader for awhile, right?
Anyway, while the Republicans gathered in Tampa, ignoring the misery of the people in the path of Isaac, Big Guy was
campaigning in Iowa and Colorado, feeling people’s pain and coordinating official Presidential responses with Axe-man and Gibbsy in ChicagO World Headquarters.
The ChicagO-team is busily taking hourly polls to see how best to use Isaac to their advantage with the American public. They’re keeping an open line to both Big Guy and our MSM lapdogs in order to issue focus group tested responses to the crisis as it continues to develop. So far two responses tested favorably with undecided people who aren’t likely to vote:
a) “New Orleans was spared because Big Guy dispatched FEMA aid well in advance of the storm surge,” or b) “New Orleans destroyed by heartless Republicans who redirected Hurricane Isaac their way in order to spare their convention in Tampa.”
Stay tuned. Big Guy will continue to consult TOTUS for word from the O-Team on which message to deliver.
All I can say is that we should remember one important aspect of Liberty: in her shadow, all men seem small.
Butt some always seem smaller than others.