GOP sticks to planned Obama-bashing despite convention delay
August 27th, 2012
02:15 PM ET
6 years ago

GOP sticks to planned Obama-bashing despite convention delay

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Monday was supposed to be Obama-bashing day to launch the Republican National Convention, and GOP organizers showed they weren't going to let something like a tropical storm totally derail their agenda.

While the full proceedings of the first day were canceled, effectively cutting the planned four-day convention to three, Republican officials kept up their efforts to frame President Barack Obama's term as a failure in terms of achievement, direction and substance.


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  1. cali girl

    Don't doubt it, but honestly, it will not matter.

    August 27, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    Keeping it one day will be tough. Obama's failures might easily consume a week minimum.

    August 27, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  3. GOP Word Association

    WORD = GOP Association
    Old People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Sick People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Poor People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Female People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Non-white People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Non-christian People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Unemployed People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Gay People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Glob of cells in a womb = Something we PRETEND to care about just to get votes.

    August 27, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    cali girl

    Don't doubt it, but honestly, it will not matter.

    exactly...the "Obama bad. Me good" tripe will only fire up the knuckle-draggers and mouth-breathers. People with free will are still waiting for Flip to say something of substance......and waiting.......and waiting......oh forget it

    August 27, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |

    Mitch McConnell has made it clear his only goal is to see Obama removed – not one mention of trying to create jobs, or improve the operation of government. These guys have you bent all over backwards. The worse part is they are going to hurt the job creators in the long run if they had their way. The have already hurt the job creators in the long run actually. It's time our government got back to work and funded – look sides need to work together to improve government efficiency and effectiveness, not tearing it down. Government is necessary, even in a capitalist system like ours.

    August 27, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. BlkPwr817

    What else are they gonna do? Certainly not tell the TRUTH, the whole TRUTH & nothing but the

    August 27, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. Basky72

    How bad is obama when somebody who's trying to replace him is even worse at best. Kettle who called pot black

    August 27, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Nap time. Just more of the same, just like having a bad day and blaming it on someone else.

    August 27, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  9. Dee

    After 2 minutes into the opening of the convention they were bashing him already and then they turn around and blame the President. It is the American people who will filter all this mess out and it will be who will better serve us and who do we trust.

    August 27, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  10. ApostasyUSA

    Romney told Americans to look at his experience at Bain as proof of him being better on the economy. That turned out to be a bad idea. Now he wants Obama to apologize for using the Bain off shoring of jobs against him. OUch! Oh poor Mitt Flop! How are you going to flip out of this one? Question for Mitt "Let Detroit Fail" Romney:

    How is a giving tax cut to a Wall Streeter who peddles exotic financial derivatives creating jobs for America?

    Look, Jon Huntsman called him the well-lubricated weathervane. Rick Perry, among others, has called him a vulture. More than one senior figure in his party has accused him of lying. Several GOP primary opponents said he cheated in dirty campaign ads. A growing list of Republicans have called on him to disclose his tax returns. Primary opponents warned he could be hiding harmful truths therein. His own staff called him the Etch A Sketch candidate. These are serious charges. They come from Republicans.

    Quick Mitt! Move to China, where you still have friends. After all, you did give em our jobs!

    No but really America. It's time we get up, listen up and grow up. This election is very important.

    If you have Social Security, Medicare, the right to vote, the right to an education, a clean park or a lake near you or an FDIC insured place to put your money. If you were given a disability check or a wheel chair ramp into the store you buy your food, if you like safe bridges, clean drinking water, clean air and a nontoxic environment, if you feel safe when you fly, or eat out, or give your child a toy, then it's time you give liberals and "regulations" the credit they deserve.

    President Obama's record:
    Saved the US economy from collapse.
    Saved the US auto industry.
    Reformed healthcare bringing coverage to people with preexisting conditions.
    Stood up bravely for the gay community.
    Ended the war in Iraq.
    Helped bring down Qaddafi in Libya.
    Killed Bin Laden.

    Barrack Obama isn't perfect, but he is a thousand times the man Romney will ever be. This time around, Obama and Democrats get my vote, the choice is simple.

    For the love of country and all people; register to vote and vote as much as you can!

    August 27, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. Americans for Prosperity = Billionairs for Prosperity - Theirs, not Yours

    I wish I could get on the daily GOP talking points email list. Have you ever noticed that they all say the same thing using almost the exact same words. So, the email goes something like, "Say he's a nice guy who is failing because he is simply over his head" ... and then 20 talking heads go out and mindlessly mumble the exact same criticism of the President. The theory is that if you hear the same thing several times from several different people, you might begin to think it's true. That is how they get people (not those with analytical skills) to believe really silly stuff. It would be funny if it weren't a bit creepy and scary.

    August 27, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. Say No to Willard Romney Hood and Personhood Ann Ryand

    That's all they've got.
    Meanwhile, it was an absolute delight seeing Chris Mathews debate Reinhold Rinse Prius under the bus this morning. Chris exposed the GOP for being the frauds that they are, Rinse had to surrender under the barrage of legitimate questions and had no answers when called out for lies and hypocrisy. The GOP is stricken with bad candidates and an even worse platform. Hope they enjoy their clownshow in Tampa, because their party is in for an epic thumping come Nov 6th.

    August 27, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    How come they don't want to talk about the "proven" success of their own economic ideology? Because it does not exist.

    August 27, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  14. Bill from GA

    Of course they will continue the Obama Bashing. That's all they've got.

    They are afraid to give anything close to details of their plans; the Dems will just use the details against them.

    August 27, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    Please, let them bash the president all they will only drive more independents away from them. They are preaching to the converted at this stage, and they don't understand why the poll numbers are not moving in their direction. They are having an internal conversation, and mistaking it for a real national debate.

    August 27, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  16. Expat American

    Of course the Republicans will be in attack mode. The criminal party of Genocide Over Policy (GOP) has even less to offer today in 2012 than they did in 2008.

    They will lose.

    August 27, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Tony

    What else can Republicans do except bashing Obama? It is not as if Republicans can talk about their own plans for America. This will require that they have plans. Yes, I understand that Republicans' solution to every problem is to cut taxes and reduce regulations. But they cannot repeat that phrase for 4 days.

    August 27, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. Ronda in Houston,TX

    Could they also interject some concrete solutions for the country? Oh..sorry, I forgot...this is the GOP I am talking about.

    August 27, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  19. Woman In California

    Republican officials kept up their efforts to frame President Barack Obama

    No surprise here. This is one area they are good at "framing" just like they did in 2010. No jobs, just plenty of "framing" the president for what they caused and to this day, they are still doing that.

    August 27, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  20. Basky72

    Rmoney is a big time liar, he's a deceptive human being, an arrogant rich man, an etch- a-sketch, birther in chief, tax evader,
    a 1 percentile, God save us all from this robotic man who wants to be elusive President of the Gop

    August 27, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  21. Marie MD

    The only ones believing the Obama hasn't done a thing are already in place and will vote repug.
    They can't continue to bash the President without coming up with a real platform and solutions. Bringing in the altar boy has not helped the numbers so they need go detract from the mess that is this teaplukkklan campaign.

    August 27, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  22. ST

    Republicans are good for nothing. All way to Tampa just only to talk nonsense and no substances. I wish Isaac can make about-turn and chase them away.

    August 27, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  23. once upon a horse

    Enjoy it while you got the week Repubs because the Dems get their shot next. Turnabout is indeed fair play and when that happens Romney better not start whining and asking for apologies like he always does.

    August 27, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    Gonna report on the leaked GOP platform that they'll be voting on tomorrow which includes a very blatant privatization of Medicare and turning it into a defined controbution instead of defined benefit plan? Or is that not "approved journalism" by the advertising department because it would actually be so wildly unpopular and therefore damaging to the GOP?

    August 27, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  25. BLKMANinAmerica

    Clearly the repuks have no plan to help America so the only thing the sorry lotts can offer is BASHING my President. WTHE!

    August 27, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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