They Live, They Love, and They Die!”
In Tampa, dominated by Teapublicans, the RNC was a 3-day infomercial trying to sell a naked emperor; they had only one recourse—lie. With his flair for striking the core, Bill Clinton summed up the Teapublican case: “We left the country in a mess. He didn’t clean it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in.” As we used to say in show biz, “too true to be good.”
On Day One, Michele Obama, who brings a grandeur to the White House not seen since Jacqueline Kennedy left it, uttered the line that will ring in every mind up to the moment of voting: "Being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are."
Senate candidate, Elizabeth Warren, who masterminded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau but was blocked by Teapublicans from heading it, electrified the Convention when she cried, “No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people! People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die!”
Sandra Fluke, who rocketed to national attention after pusmouth Limbaugh called her a prostitute for testifying before Congress, defined Teapublicans as an “offensive obsolete relic of the past,” and flashed star power, saying that you can have a president who either "has our back or turns his back," and “when he hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughters—not his delegates or donors.”
Tammy Duckworth, a wounded war vet running for Congress to replace deadbeat dad, Joe Walsh, had been a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and lost both legs in combat, life saved by her crew mates. She strode proudly to the dais on prosthesis legs, exposed the hypocracy of Romney, who ducked out of saying the word, “Afghanistan,” just as he’d ducked the draft during the Vietnam war, demonstrating for it, but wriggling out with one deferment after another. Duckworth said, “Barack Obama will never ignore our troops. He will fight for them.”
Rep. Emanual Cleaver, a Methodist preacher, brought the convention to its feet imploring Obama to, "Speak of hope to the American people, because it is impossible for hope to overdraw its account in God's bank!”
Tonight, Day Three, will climax with Barack Obama. Will Mitt Romney dare to watch?