We Watch So You Don't Have To: RNC 2012 Recap Day 1
After Issac forced a delay of the four-year clown show known as the Republican National Convention kicked off yesterday. If you couldn’t bring yourself to watch the endless stream of news, speeches, the analysis about the speeches and the analysis about the analysis of the speeches, here’s a quick recap:
“Be true to the game”:
Former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis –who seconded Obama’s nomination in 2008 — has apparently seen the light. In the most shameless case of political opportunism since former Senator Arlen Specter switched parties, Davis has all but admitted to being a spineless, do-nothing during his time in Congress because he couldn’t speak up for policies he now says he disagreed with. Team-switching is nothing new, but you should be weary of anybody who was knee-deep in what they now consider to be a miscarriage of democracy. Roland Martin was correct, Davis is a “political fraud.”
Ann Romney played the good wife role and went to bat for Mitt (who as I noted on Twitter, will always remind me of grown up Damian from the third Omen movie). It fell flat. Mitt Romney has been wealthy all his life. And as a formerly married dude, I can say that, regardless of how much money you have, marriage is hard. That being said, the Romney blues is nothing like the blues of the majority about 99 percent of the populace. It may not be a “storybook” marriage, but not having to worry about bills most certainly makes life – if not like a Disney movie – a bit more like an after school special. Here’s the speech if you missed it.
“This is how we feed animals”:
In what would surely be my last day on any job – because assault and battery is definitely grounds for termination at any reputable place of business – a black CNN camera woman was pelted with nuts by a convention attendee. To add insult to injury, the unidentified individual remarked, “This is how we feed animals.”