Mark Halperin writes that “even before the convention started, there is more energy and carnival festiveness on one block of downtown Queen City real estate than there was within all of the Tampa Green Zone.”
“That difference is also reflected inside the Time Warner Cable Arena. Delegates here are listening much more closely to the speeches than their Republican counterparts did — and reacting. I have no doubt that, at least in the hall, the reception for the major speakers will be deafening.”
Also interesting: “Even the conservative reporters seem to be having more fun here than they did in Tampa.”
I felt a little out of the loop until I was presented with the comforting familiarity of what a joke Mark Halperin is…
After reading a lot of tweets, listening to some talk radio, and watching some cable TV, I can say that this Romney/birther moment is representative of the whole, horrible campaign cycle we are in. The level of vitriol and personal animus that exists on both sides over the flap is truly discouraging.
Both sides! Do it! Heavens, it’s horrible and discouraging when people get upset at Mitt Romney over his racist “joke.”
“But there are a lot of nervous Republicans outside the campaign who don’t think that’s true. And most of those nervous Republicans would be even more nervous if they knew what Chicago was still, patiently, sitting on.” — Mark Halperin | TIME.com
lycanpedia: A nudge and a wink from Halperin who lauds the Obama machine for its bulldozing of Romney on Bain and taxes.
Do you suppose the quid pro quo for all this foreign money flowing into the Chamber to fund attack ads against Dems will be that even more American jobs will be shipped overseas by congressional Republicans? Look at this list Think Progress put together below. So many from India! The rightwing / Fox News is trying to make this a ‘non-issue’ or a conspiracy theory. It’s anything but that.
…The Chamber is being deceptive. In addition to multinational members of the Chamber headquartered abroad (like BP, Shell Oil, and Siemens), a new ThinkProgress investigation has identified at least 83 other foreign companies that actively donate to the Chamber’s 501(c)(6). Below is a chart detailing the annual dues foreign corporations have indicated that they give directly to the Chamber (using information that is publicly available from the Business Council applications and the Chamber’s own websites):