Monday, July 7, 2008


The democratic party announced today that Barack Obama will be giving his acceptance speech as the party nominee, at Ivesco Field at Mile High where the Denver Broncos play. It will quadruple the crowd and will also be on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. Nice exploitation. The convention will go from a 19,000 person crowd to a 76,000+ crowd. The premise is that the DNC will be taking the convention to the "people". The RNC responded with this statement, "Not surprisingly, Senator Obama and his fellow Democrats are more focused on stagecraft and theatrics than providing real solutions to the challenges facing our nation. A change of venue for a political speech isn’t the kind of change the American people deserve or expect." I couldn't agree more. The Woodstock of political conventions coming to you live. Its also going to be totally "green". Imagine massive energy usage being touted as energy conservation. Chalk one up for Al for not only making 100 million BIG ONES, as in dollars, off of his ridiculous global warming masquerade, but also for his democratic butt kissing buddies for planning a convention of massive energy consumption and littering. I love democrats they are so hypocritical. I am not sure how they will all fit in that tiny little stadium with such enlarged egos. Rock stars for President. I am in hell. What is up with America?


DB said...

Nikki: I love democrats they are so hypocritical.

I love hypocrisy too!

The Washington Times (12/26/2003):

Organizers of the Republican National Convention, to be held in New York City next summer, are thinking about having President Bush make his nomination-acceptance speech at Yankee Stadium, the New York Post reports.

The convention will be held from Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 at Madison Square Garden, which holds up to 19,500 people. Yankee Stadium can seat 55,000.

There has also been speculation that Mr. Bush may deliver his address at Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, or elsewhere, reporter Kenneth Lovett writes.


If an acceptance speech held at the Statue of Liberty in the first election after 9/11 isn't "stagecraft and theatrics" I don't know what is. The GOP won't beat Obama by calling him out for using the same old tricks they tried to use...cough public financing cough.

Paul is a Hermit said...

The media has , I think, for the most part, already completed their Comparison to The Great MLK speeches, columns and coverage and are just waiting.
He will give a soul stirring speech; that's what he does so well, the difference is, he owns the media. Where MLK had substance and meaning, Obama will be a good show.

The problem is, the Republicans chose McCain, he won't crack the media nor Obama's appeal to young people. Nor the, 'Time to Change Parties' syndrome.

ba and the boys said...

n-you know i totally agree with this. lets go to denver! we can sway with our lighters held high. and then maybe we can flash obama. all rock stars deserve that treatment.

EDGE said...

Maybe the sprinklers will come on during his speech...and Michelle Obama will melt.

Mike said...

If George Bush gives his speech at Yankee Stadium, maybe he can dress up in a baseball uniform and ride in from the dugout in one of those golf carts shaped like a baseball. Then there could be a group of drunk shirtless fans in the bleachers hanging up a "K" sign for each time Bush mentions 9/11 in his speech.

I chuckle at the notion that either party needs to have such an event to bring their message to more people. Haven't they heard of a little invention called TV?

Mustang said...

Foolish draws politicians like moths to light. Google images for Adolf Hitler, and you’ll find a plethora of pictures of him attending massive rallies in athletic stadiums, and thousands of adoring fans shouting Heil Hitler. I do not compare Obama to Hitler, only the mindless people who followed Hitler to the mindless hoards lining up behind Obama-messiah. I never thought I would live to see a day when Americans were so easily persuaded in their own demise. Well, I for one will not be getting on that train whose destiny is the ruin of my country.

Mike said...

Mustang, you mean like when a civilian leader dons a military uniform, a la "Mission Accomplished"?

namaste said... mckain taking several naps a day till november or what? seriously, what has he been doing. do i have to google "where in the world is john mckain"?

obama is MOST DEFINITELY no martin luther king. i know king was no angel, but obama couldn't fill his shoes if he curled up and put his whole scrawny body into one.



Sandi said...

I'm at a point in life where I don't even listen to these speeches anymore. They're all rhetoric and have very little resemblance to reality. Both parties. They say what they think people want to hear. Never mind what the real issues are or what they might do about them. I think I'll just watch re-runs of Stargate SG 1 during the conventions. More realistic!

Mustang said...

No, Mike … I am referring to politicians who quite successfully cause their adoring crowds to swoon. I suppose my question is, "Are we looking for national leadership, or a rock star?" If the former, given the warnings of our founding fathers, why should anyone trust a politician any further than they can throw them? No one with any brains at all will form an emotional attachment with a politician. For some reason, the American people are so stupid that we have to re-learn this lesson every four or eight years.

One would assume that the commander-in-chief is the ideal person to end the “war” stage of the invasion. It seems the invasion was only the first stage of a long-term program; the mission was accomplished because our troops handed Hussein a resounding defeat in record time. From that point on, however, the “nation building” stage didn’t proceed quite so well – until 18 months ago. Was Bush wearing a uniform, or a flight suit? I seem to recall it was a flight suit, which makes sense because he was co-piloting the aircraft.

Nikki said...

DB, almost and tried really only count in horse shoes. I am sure this little attempt will come to fruition for the donkey's and they can parade around their man like he is more than just a politician. Drawing on his celebrity to get him elected is yes what they all do, but the "green" machine you see coming will make us all knealing to the porceline god before too long...:)N

Paul, I agree. Obama owns the media. Rumor has it that most major networs are changing their plans to cover the new location of the convention. Its somewhat of a costly operation, but of course whatever they can do for Obama. Its just so nauseating! :)N

Edge, you cracked me up with that one...spoken like a true movie buff! :)N

BA, yes its bra off time! time to sway like teenie boppers for a freaking politician. ew. :)N

Mike, that was after 9/11 for no other purpose than to boost morale of americans and to show a display of non-fear IMO. The mission accomplished I will stipulate...though it wasn't 10's of thousands of people screaming and cheering like at a concert, though I suspect the hashish will attend this event as well lol. I agree with the little invention called TV comment. I suppose it is more persuasive to appear to be overly popular when drawing such a crowd. It creeps me out. its so reverend moonish. :)N

Maria, you hit the nail on the head with your comment. Where is John McCain? He can start campaigning anytime now. Matt Lauer should do a Today show series, where in the world is John? Obama is no MLK, I agree. Even though MLK had a few indescretions, he will forever be the figure of what so many try to emulate and duplicate, but fail so miserably at trying. :)N

Sandi, this is the most frustrating part for me. Obama is a politician like anyone else. He is a lawyer. He knows the talk and the walk. Good thinking, I think I may have to DVR something special for that night...I will only be able to stomache so much. :)N

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Can't be any worse than 'rassling' or nascar - plus attendees (live or on TV) may actually start to listen to try and find out what the heck is behind all the "hopeful change for the future" smokescreen.

danny wright said...

A Republican could never get away with gathering so many people together for no other purpose than platitudes and hyperbolie. Well... maybe McCain if he was bashing Republicans.

Karen said...

The Mission Accomplished was put up at the request of the ship's sailors. They had recently finished their mission. And, I think the Commander in Chief can pretty much wear a jacket or the whole flight suit if he so chooses.

McCain was at the same event as Obama today - in D.C. making speeches to a convention of Latino leaders.

For once, the RNC has a good response to Obama's ego gratification. Too bad they'll never get it out as they should.

Nikki said...

Hey GSG, maybe you are right. Perhaps there is a silver-lining to all the hooplah. Watching the smoke screen may be too much to ask for for americans at the moment. Too much leg tingling going on...:)N

Danny, I think you are right. Republicans would be called energy suckers or something. The left will soak up the limelight. I suspect that what goes up must come down at some point. Look at Bush, he enjoyed 91% approval ratings at one point...:)N

Karen, great info. It makes sense that the sailors would ask to display the banner and of course at the time, the banner was true. The spectacle wasn't nearly the production of what is coming to Denver. :)N

Anonymous said...

BS on your sailors asked for the "Mission Accomplished" Banner. that was pure Karl Rove and his minions.

That is just the latest and last spin on the attempted shot at glory for bush. they made the sailors and the ship wait hours to dock and see their families so the shot could be made.

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended," Bush said at the time. "The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on Sept. 11, 2001, and still goes on." The "Mission Accomplished" banner was prominently displayed above him -- a move the White House came to regret as the display was mocked and became a source of controversy.

After shifting explanations, the White House eventually said the "Mission Accomplished" phrase referred to the carrier's crew completing its 10-month mission, not the military completing its mission in Iraq. Bush, in October 2003, disavowed any connection with the "Mission Accomplished" message. He said the White House had nothing to do with the banner; a spokesman later said the ship's crew asked for the sign and the White House staff had it made by a private vendor.

"President Bush is well aware that the banner should have been much more specific and said 'mission accomplished' for these sailors who are on this ship on their mission," White House press secretary Dana Perino said Wednesday. "And we have certainly paid a price for not being more specific on that banner. And I recognize that the media is going to play this up again tomorrow, as they do every single year."

Believe what you want but you know what they meant as stated in the first seven words of the quote. The White House has admitted to making the banner.

"Asked if Bush had misled people by appearing in front of the banner, McClellan said "the Navy put it up and it was the Navy at the -- asked us to take care of the production of the banner. And we said that yesterday."

"Our advance staff works closely with people on all events that the president is involved in," he noted

Hilarious justifications.

Nikki said...

Anonymous, one thing I tell my 10 year old son is to please not justify bad behavior by reporting other bad behavior...:)N

Sally said...

"Rock stars for president" as opposed to: the guy I'd like to have over for a bbq for president....