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Diary of a Democratic Delegate. - An RNC Perspective

Dearborn Democratic activist Fred Hoffman offers his views on the Republican convention. He is off to the DNC Saturday and will blg from there.

As Malleable Mitt and Lyin'  Ryan blow out of Tampa, the focus will start to shift to the Democrats and their convention in Charlotte.  And just as President Obama and his team had to clean up after the mess Republicans created in the previous decade, he and his supporters will have to clean up the political fog that came from the GOP stage this week. . . . WE ALL TUNED IN to hear what a Republican Administration would do differently to grow our economy and create jobs.  . . . All we heard was pre-packaged rhetoric about cutting taxes, regulations and the budget. We get it, but what would they do? ..... WOULD THEY lower tax rates for millionaires and billionaires in the name of job creation? They tried that when they were in charge before, and it didn't work. ..... WOULD THEY roll back regulations passed to ensure we never have another bank crisis like we had in 2009? Would they reverse course on auto mileage goals? Would they let the oil and gas barons do whatever they want, without concern for the environment? ......  WOULD THEY slice the federal budget, per the Lyin' Ryan plan, so much that we pierce the safety net our civilized society has created for the "least of these"? Would they throw Social Security and Medicare overboard through their budget plans all the while denying that they are doing it? SENIORS BEWARE!  - - - WE ALL TUNED IN to learn more about the people around the current GOP leadership. And did we get an earful! The party of Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Ron Paul, Todd Akin and Mitch McConnell demonstrated again that it is hardly the "big tent" that finds room for more than those who look and think like each other. Sure, they talked about women and minorities, but the words rang hallow. - - - WE ALL TUNED in to learn a bit about the character of their nominees, and all we saw was Malleable Mitt again etch-a-sketching his public policy positions once again, hoping nobody checks his record...and Lyin' Ryan repeat so many untruths that his Pinocchio nose reaches across Lake Michigan all the way to Muskegon!. . . .Clearly, I am a partisan, yes a Democratic delegate committed to vote for President Obama next week at the Democratic National Convention. I encourage my readers to follow my blogs, posts and tweets from Charlotte - - - and to read everything, from all perspectives, to make up your own mind in November. The most important thing is to VOTE!

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Millie August 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM
What a silly column full of childish name calling. Best you could do? This is what is wrong with the dems and libs. Sad.
Vince Trippepi August 31, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Millie you are so right -- Fred is showing how immature he is with his little childish namecalling. Give us a bread Fred and crawl back into your hole.
TaterSalad August 31, 2012 at 03:47 PM
FREE TICKETS available for the Barack Obama acceptance speech, in person, at next week's DNC in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets have been reduced from $3.00 to Zero cost to listen to this clown BS for an hour. http://weaselzippers.us/2012/08/31/dems-giving-away-free-tickets-to-obamas-speech-at-bars/
Moe August 31, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Fred, your "blogs" are nothing more than reprints of the Democrat's talking points. You can't boast of the President's record because he has failed so you resort to name calling and distorting the Republican's positions.
Fred Hoffman August 31, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Thanks for reading. The purpose of a blog is to share ideas - and the debate is healthy. I will keep expressing my thoughts and I suspect my readers will keep expressing theirs. Isn't America great?
Jim Stokes August 31, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Fred-thanks for the message. Romney's acceptance speech reminded me how uninformed/misinformed folks can be so easily led by a message that offers no solutions, produces fearmongering rhetoric, and falsehoods. Those who feed on look-aid soaked breadcrumbs will continue to believe what they want - regardless of the truth!

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