This MSNBC host, who I will permit to remain nameless, is obsessed with dragging Romney down. Phil Musser is a great surrogate here, passionately explaining the story of Romney shutting down Bain Capital and moving it to New York to search for the missing daughter of one of the partners of the firm.
Melissa Harris-Perry wants to focus the viewers on companies being shut down by Bain, instead of on the fact that Bain Capital was in the private equity business. Although it seems as if she doesn’t know what private equity firms do: shutting down companies is only one aspect of the business. As usual she is off the mark and foolish in her comments.
For the hardcore left, nothing that Romney has ever done will be enough to win their votes. But for people hurting in an Obama economic wasteland, his ideas will certainly prove interesting.
New Pro Life ads running in Missouri will highlight the compelling story of Melissa Ohden; an outspoken pro life advocate and abortion survivor. I’ve highlighted work of abortion survivors before, but I never fail to get a bit misty when I see her speak about something that I daily take for granted. My life. Her story is worth hearing because it tears apart the leftist meme that pre born babies are just clumps of cells that don’t matter.
Video Via Politico:
Information on the ad buy:
The initial ad is a $150,000 buy in Missouri, and shows a woman – Melissa Ohden – speaking to the camera about having been born alive in spite of an abortion procedure.
Abortion opponents have long decried Obama’s record in the Illinois legislature on regulating late-term abortions, but little money has been spent to advertise on the issue since he became president.
“Many children, more than you might think, actually survive failed abortions and are born alive. I know because I’m one of them,” Ohden says in the SBA List ad. “When he was in the Illinois state Senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion – not once, but four times.”
She concludes: “I know it’s by the grace of God I’m alive today, if only to ask America this question: is this the kind of leadership that will move us forward, that will discard the weakest among us? How will you answer?”
English: Photograph of Rep. Artur Davis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Artur Davis is a shining example of the big tent that is the Republican Party. People from all walks of life and backgrounds coming together to champion conservatism and American ideals. Artur Davis is a recently converted Republican that spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 on behalf of then DNC Presidential nominee Barack Obama. He was an enthusiastic supporter then: truly believing the shiny rhetoric of Hope and Change. After serving four terms in the House and voting for many of Obama’s failed policies, Davis ran for governor in Alabama and lost. Now disillusioned and impassioned, he presents a fresh take on what the presidents campaign promises meant to many Americans, that today find themselves out of work and searching.
Davis’s convention speech was inspirational and idealistic, yet focused on the grim realities that face our nation today under President Obama’s leadership. There were so many quotable moments. Jim Geraghty highlights:
He doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership. The Democrats’ negative ads do convince me that Mitt Romney can’t sing, but his record convinced me that he knows how to lead, and you know which skill we need more.
Then he made the pitch directly:
To those Democrats and independents whose minds are open to argument: listen closely to the Democratic party that will gather in Charlotte and ask yourself if you ever hear your voice in the clamor. Ask yourself if these Democrats still speak for you. When they say we have a duty to grow government even when we can’t afford it, does it sound like compassion to you — or recklessness? When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success, when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work? When they tell you America is this unequal place where the powerful trample on the powerless, does that sound like the country your children or your spouse risked their lives for in Iraq or Afghanistan?
Do you even recognize the America they are talking about? And what can we say about a house that doesn’t honor the pictures on its walls? John F. Kennedy asked us what we could do for America. This Democratic party asks what can government give you. Don’t worry about paying the bill; it’s on your kids and grandkids.
The Republican National Convention has been a smorgasbord of rich conservative thought. The speeches thus far have displayed a winning patriotic spirit infused with hope of a brighter future after the failed policies of President Obama. None more so than Ann Romney‘s speech which was hailed as the show stopper of Tuesday evening’s convention festivities.
A few stunning quotes emerge from her speech that are worthy of note and imminently tweet able:
“And while there are many important issues we’ll hear discussed in this convention and throughout this campaign, tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts.
I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours.
Tonight I want to talk to you about love.” ~Ann Romney
Truly inspirational. So what prompted the incessantly whiny and inaccurate Juan Williams, (who wouldn’t even be on TV anymore if it weren’t for conservatives) to attempt to insult Mrs. Romney with this insult? Who is Juan to judge her suffering? Should we infer that he didn’t suffer when he was publicly pilloried for his comments on Muslims on planes? More media hypocrisy. Yawn.
Don’t you wish that you were at the Republican National Convention? I do!! I’m so miffed not to be there but I have duties here at home that prevented me from partaking in the action. Never fear! I’ll update the live stream that we can use to see what is going on speaker wise.