During the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, TheBlaze took to Time Warner Cable Arena to speak with delegates about the most pressing issues of our time. Most of those interviewed were good sports, answering questions about the trajectory of the country under Obama, the Affordable Care Act and even Socialism.
One of our conversations took an unexpected turn, however, when we asked New York delegate Julia Rodriguez about her views on the direction of the country. Rodriguez promptly shouted that she would, in fact, like to “kill” Mitt Romney.
“Romney will destroy this country completely” she repeated angrily. Then, Rodriguez grabbed the microphone and emotionally screamed “If I see him” referring to Romney “I would like to kill him!”
The exchange caught TheBlaze by surprise and was as unscripted as it was bizarre and shocking.
obama has moved his DNC speech indoors, they claim due to weather, but I think it is because they know they can’t fill the 74,000 seats. The inside arena only holds 20,000 that is a huge difference, it is going to be halarious if there are lots of empty seats inside the arena as well…
The weather forecast only holds a 40% chance of rain on Thursday by the time the President speaks it drops to 30%.
Just hours before they decided to switch his speech indoors, they were reporting his speech would go ahead outside, rain or shine but as tension built the conversation changed… convention sources exclusively told the MailOnline on Tuesday that the real reason behind the switch was fears within the Obama campaign that there would be large numbers of empty seats in the 74,000-seater stadium. The Time Warner arena has a capacity of just over 20,000.
Leaving obama to accept the Democrat nomination to a partially empty stadium. It is also said the reason obama kept Biden on the ticket was due to the fact that no one else stepped up who wanted to be Obama’s VP, leaving Biden holding the ticket, like it or not…
It’s no secret that the food stamp roll has doubled since obama has been in office, well guess what, it goes up even higher, yet again.
Food-stamp use reached a record 46.7 million people in June, the government said, as Democrats prepare to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term with the economy as a chief issue in the campaign. The deficit just went to the six trillion mark, all obama’s…
North Carolina, where Democrats are meeting this week to nominate Obama, had the biggest monthly gains in enrollment, 1.3 percent.
Participation was up 0.4 percent from May and 3.3 percent higher than a year earlier and has remained greater than 46 million all year as the unemployment rate stayed higher than 8 percent. New jobless numbers will be released Sept. 7. read more
Obama was asked in an interview what grade he would give himself? He gave himself an “incomplete.”
The president dares talk about one of his achievements is that college tuition is now cheaper? Are you graduates hearing this? Did you know after you’ve amassed anywhere from 20,000 to $200,000 in student loans that college has gotten cheaper? Obama just said so. And his grade is “incomplete.’ Unemployment 8.3%, grade “incomplete.” Median family income off $4,000 in four years, grade “incomplete.” Gasoline price a $1.85 four years ago, $3.78 now, grade “incomplete.” Five trillion in new spending. A trillion dollars stimulus. Grade “incomplete.” This is how we choose our leaders? I don’t think so. This president isn’t a leader.
I guess there’s still too many people with jobs. Doesn’t that scare you? Gives an “incomplete.” What the hell does that mean? There’s no progress, so what does incomplete mean? Obama did give himself a grade of “incomplete” after 42 straight months of unemployment over 8%. read more
Jodi Kantor’s wrote a piece in the New York Times: “New York Times Proves Clint Eastwood Correct — Obama Is Lousy CEO. A Sunday New York Times front page story…
look into the two outstanding flaws in Obama’s executive leadership:
1. How he vastly overrates his capabilities.”
And here’s a pull quote from the New York Times story: “But even those loyal to Mr. Obama say that his quest for excellence can bleed into cockiness and that he tends to overestimate his capabilities. The cloistered nature of the White House amplifies those tendencies, said Matthew Dowd, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, adding that the same thing happened to his former boss. ‘There’s a reinforcing quality,’ he said, a tendency for presidents to think, I’m the best at this.”
And, “2. How he spends extraordinary amounts of time and energy to compete in — trivialities.”
And again from the New York Times piece: “For someone dealing with the world’s weightiest matters, Mr. Obama spends surprising energy perfecting even less consequential pursuits. He has played golf 104 times since becoming president, according to Mark Knoller of CBS News, who monitors his outings, and he asks superior players for tips that have helped lower his scores. He decompresses with card games on Air Force One, but players who do not concentrate risk a reprimand (‘You’re not playing, you’re just gambling,’ he once told Arun Chaudhary, his former videographer). read more
Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.
This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:
“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”
Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:
“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.” read more
Barack Obama approaches his nomination for a second term with the lowest pre-convention personal popularity of an incumbent president in ABC News/Washington Post polls since the 1980s. He’s also at his lowest of the year among registered voters, with trouble among women.
Just 47 percent of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7 percentage points from his recent peak in April, while 49 percent rate him unfavorably. He’s numerically underwater in this group for the first time since February.
The decline has occurred entirely among women registered voters – from 57-39 percent favorable-unfavorable in April to a numerically negative 46-50 percent now. That’s Obama’s lowest score among women voters – a focus of recent political positioning – in ABC/Post polls since he took office. Unusually, his rating among men, 50-47 percent favorable-unfavorable, is numerically better than it is among women, albeit not by a significant margin.
Romney notched a slight 7-point gain in favorability among women from last week to this, to 41-48 percent, favorable-unfavorable. (Partisan preferences among women are very similar in these polls – Democrat-Republican-independent, 38-27-32 percent last week, 37-28-31 percent this week.) read more
Just before midnight on Monday, “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”
That last part–“regardless of ability to pay”–is an endorsement of taxpayer-funded abortions, a policy that President Obama has personally endorsed. Obama wants Medicaid to pay directly for elective abortions, and Obamacare will allow beneficiaries to use federal subsidies to purchase health care plans that cover elective abortions. According to a 2009 Quinnipiac poll, 72 percent of voters oppose public funding of abortion and 23 percent support it. In other words, public funding of abortion–a policy President Obama actively supports–is as unpopular as banning abortion in the case of rape, a policy on which the media have focused much attention over the past two weeks despite the fact that neither presidential candidate supports it.