Cue the Confetti – There is a Nation to be Won!

Even when you know the story by heart, where the villains are classic WWF-styled heels and the good guys are us, thank Christ, and not them, a political convention is compelling stuff. Talking heads babble and party flacks coo about how only their gang really ‘gets’ the American people. It is a riveting event, like a train wreck in slow motion, or a fat guy falling over the third base railing trying to snag a foul ball and keep his beer from spilling.… [Read more]

Move On Up

After this week’s Democratic National Convention, what choice is better than Curtis Mayfield singing “Move On Up”?

We, the people…whether we’re we the “you people“, we the “blah people” or we the “those people“, we’re ready to move on up and move forward.… [Read more]

My Wounded Warrior

It’s difficult for me to write on personal topics. Politics is my comfort zone. But once in a while, I want to say something just to share it, like a diary entry.  Once in a blue moon, something moves me and I just want to speak on it.  And my editor on this site, Brooklyn Dame, is, fortunately, indulgent.… [Read more]

Democrats Expand Enthusiasm Gap at Convention

“We take care of our own.”

– Bruce Springsteen

Somewhere on the other side of the world, ably representing us as America’s most traveled Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton knows well from 2008 the Obama advantage as a campaigner. The burdens of the Oval Office in trying and recovering times did not diminish the optimism and confidence of President Obama.… [Read more]

Republicans: Feeding at the Public Trough

In critiquing First Lady Michelle Obama’s convention speech, the arm of the GOP named, facetiously, Fox “News,” was caught a little flat-footed:  She didn’t (overtly, anyway) disparage Romney, didn’t give them anything much to take out of context and run with, and delivered her speech with charm, warmth, grace and skill. So what’s a body on Fox to do when propping up the GOP (and, in particular, its dismal presidential candidate) is one’s reason for living – and the Dems refused to offer them any real fodder?… [Read more]

The Speech That Still Has Everyone Talking

“Masterful.”  – Fox News’ Chris Wallace

“Very well delivered” – Fox News contributor Karl Rove

“Oh my god.” – MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

“Brilliantly written and brilliantly delivered.” – MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt

“Michelle Obama owned this convention in a way that no speaker owned the floor of the convention in Tampa.” – Chuck Todd

“Never heard such a well delivered speech by a first lady ever.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper

“A grand slam.” – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

These are just some of the rave reviews FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech received.… [Read more]

The DNC is Showing the Way Forward

Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention is complete; by sane accounts, it was a success. The mood was positive and full of excitement; the energy levels were high, and those in attendance didn’t look like they would rather be watching an episode of Honey Boo Boo.

Fired up and ready to go!

And here’s the biggest difference between the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and last week’s Republican National Convention (RNC): Other than the obvious racial, religious and ethnic diversity of the audience, Day 1 was energetic and hopeful — and it focused on the American people, not the speakers who, at the RNC, appeared to be priming themselves for their own presidential bids.… [Read more]

Clint is Right on Afghanistan

Now that the Republican National Convention has come and gone like the Obama apparition in the Clint Eastwood chair, all political eyes turn to the Democratic National Convention. Bill Clinton is set to be the Keynote speaker and he’ll try to convince the world that he really doesn’t despise President Obama. Vice President Biden and POTUS Bam will try to woo small business owners, women, gays (people love gays during election cycles) and seniors.… [Read more]

Don’t We Wish Dept.: Betty White Kicks Off the Democratic National Convention

We’ve all seen the new so-called meme spreading like wildfire ’round the net, an apparently doddering Clint Eastwood addressing an empty chair at last week’s 2012 Republican National Convention.

Now, rumors have it that Betty White will be dancing at the 2012 Democratic National Convention this week. At least she isn’t senile!… [Read more]