Republicans Prepare for Tampa Tap-Dancing Spectacular!

“This is the platform of the Republican Party; it’s not the platform of Mitt Romney.”

—Reince Priebus, deftly distracting attention from a GOP plank that calls for “legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children,” so nobody will mention it ever again.

Priebus: GOP platform ‘not the platform of Mitt Romney’ [NBC]


12:54 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

Huh? Are they not even trying to make sense any more?

1:01 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

@Dodgerblue: Details are just things your opponents use against you.

1:13 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

So what happens if this tropical depression No. 9, as a hurricane, hits Tampa (oh please oh please oh please)? I’d like to know what their contingency plans are.

1:20 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

@rptrcub: Remember they had to delay the 2008 convention because of a hurricane. Somewhere out there is a brilliant Daily Show video with Wyatt Cenac bemoaning the fate of all those white people trapped in the auditorium.

2:12 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

@Dodgerblue: I am slack-jawed in astonishment, which I thought was no longer possible. What’s next–“Although running on the Republican ticket, Romney is not actually a member of the Republican Party and disavows all knowledge of their positions”?

2:17 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

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2:33 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

When things get tough, the GOPers get weird.

2:34 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

@nojo: +100

I look forward to rhetoric about how they need to pitch a bigger tent. Speaking of which (slightly NSFW): Grindr at the GOP convention

4:31 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

@homofascist: Oh hell no. You couldn’t pay me enough to click a link like that.

4:42 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

@nojo: I had nearly forgotten about that one, but yes, brilliant.

4:53 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

First the Akin thing, then the GOP announces plans to make the convention theme “We Built This” while holding it inside a convention center built and maintained with public funds.

Tropical Depression 9 may be heading for Tampa as a hurricane.

Coincidence, or did Sky Jeebus finally decide that he’s pissed? ;)

4:55 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

Rod Serling warned the GOP back in 1964 – don’t invite these people onto your front porch. Now they’re surprised that they’ve taken over. Ha!

5:16 pm • Tuesday • August 21, 2012

@mellbell: Bless you for hunting that down.

9:59 am • Wednesday • August 22, 2012

@homofascist: Plus every wetsuit and whip in a 250 mile radius of Tampa has been already purchased or marked up 100%

@Mistress Cynica: Mittens is just outraged, OUTRAGED, at Todd Akin’s comments….which are identical to his running mate’s….

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