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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Anti-Obama Music Video: Blame It On Bush

Music video that rocks Barack Obama's truth: Blame it on Bush! (via The Political Commentator)

What better way to be in charge and the ultimate decision maker than to take credit for any rare successes and place blame for the plethora of failure on someone or something else! That is how Barack Obama has served as President and that is exactly how his campaign has chosen to run for reelection…

Revised GOP Convention Schedule

The revised schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2:00 p.m. Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus

Color Guard Knights of Columbus

Pledge of Allegiance by Former Governor Tim Babcock (MT)/Tom

Hogan (FL)

National Anthem sung by Philip Alongi

Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees

Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC


RNC Chairman Priebus

RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris

Chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin

Republican Congressional Candidates

State Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA)

Representative Tim Griffin (AR)

Republican Senate Candidates

Republican National Committee auxiliaries

Consideration of convention committee reports

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Committee on Credentials Chairman Mike Duncan

Committee on Permanent Organization Chairwoman Zoraida


Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner,


Official Convention Photograph

Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu

Committee on Resolutions Chairman Governor Bob McDonnell

Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Senator John


Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Rep. Marsha


Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States

Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States

6:40 p.m. Recess

7:00 p.m. Reconvene

Remarks by Speaker John Boehner

Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, UT),

U.S. congressional candidate

Remarks by Janine Turner

Remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum

Remarks by Host, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

8:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), accompanied by Jack


Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH)

Remarks by Governor Mary Fallin (OK)

Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), accompanied by Bev


Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (WI)

9:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor Brian Sandoval (NV)

Remarks by Sher Valenzuela (small business owner, candidate for

DE Lt. Governor)

Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)

Remarks by Artur Davis

Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)

10:00 p.m. Remarks by Mrs. Luce’ Vela Fortuño

Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney

Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ)

Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

7:00 p.m. Convention convenes

Call to order

Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support

Team (AVAST)

Pledge of Allegiance by Brigadier General Patrick E. Rea, US Army


National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown

Invocation by Ishwar Singh

Ron Paul Video

Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary

Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)

Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)

Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell

8:00 p.m. Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)

Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney

General Sam Olens (GA)

Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA)

Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)

Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)

9:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR)

Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)

Bush 41, 43 Film

Remarks by Mike Huckabee

10:00 p.m. Remarks by Condoleezza Rice

Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)

Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios


Thursday, August 30, 2012

7:00 p.m. Convention convenes

Call to order

Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color

Guard Team

Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka

National Anthem sung by SEVEN

Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins

Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL)

Reagan Legacy Video

Remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich

Remarks by Craig Romney

8:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor former Jeb Bush (FL)

Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President


Remarks by Grant Bennett

Remarks by Tom Stemberg

9:00 p.m. Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey

Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of


Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim


10:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)

Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan

Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned

2012 GOP Convention 8/28

Sunday, August 26, 2012

10 Ways Romney Can Defeat Obama

1. Don’t let the Obama camp unilaterally set the terms of the national debate. With unemployment stuck over 8 percent for his whole time in office, gas prices on the rise, consumer confidence depressed and national debt at a scary record high, the president simply cannot run on his record. He has no other option but to go negative and try to divert attention away from his miserable performance and real issues that matter. As polls turn against him and November nears, Mr. Obama will get increasingly desperate. The GOP ticket needs to concentrate on taking its message directly to the American voter and ignore the noise coming from its opponent.

2. Hit back. Chicago dirty tricks can’t go unanswered and must be countered blow by blow. The Romney-Ryan team needs to stick to its criticism of the administration and drive the conversation its way by not falling into defending against the Democrats’ daily sucker punches. A good example is the sideshow over Mr. Romney’s tax records. Mr. Obama is the least transparent president in history whose record is riddled with holes. If he demands Romney tax records, Republicans need to raise Cain about Mr. Obama’s secretive college transcripts and friendships with dodgy characters like the racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The general public is dubious of the president’s questionable background dominated by subversive mentors with communist connections and un-American beliefs. This should be shoved in Barack’s face.

3. Don’t be afraid of who you are. Mr. Romney’s executive experience as a corporate turnaround specialist is an asset for a nation on the ropes. The American way is based on working hard and achieving success. This is not an envious nation; it’s a serious one that understands the business of America is business. Mr. Obama handed the Republican Party a gift when he slipped and jabbed at successful entrepreneurs, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.” Voters understand what’s bad for their job-creating employers is bad for the people they employ. Make the president eat those words every day.

4. Don’t let up. Mr. Romney is a gentleman who sometimes avoids getting his hands dirty. He played a safe game to win the Republican nomination, watching as his primary competitors peaked and burned out one by one. This took stamina and discipline and eventually left him as the only candidate still standing. The reserved strategy worked, but it would be a mistake to think the Obama machine can be stopped without an all-out offensive. The president is breaking with tradition and not taking time off from campaigning during the opposing party’s convention week. If Barack is pedal to the metal until November, Mitt should be too. Mr. Obama was groomed by the liberal establishment, had everything handed to him and has never been severely tested. His smug, condescending nature is prone to making gaffes that put down Joe Six-pack. Keep the pressure on and force The One to make mistakes.

5. Go after some blue states. Don’t neglect important swing territory that must be won like Florida, Ohio and Virginia, but shake things up by targeting blue-collar, Rustbelt voters hit hard by the Obama economy in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. This will make the Obama operation stretch its funds thin by having to defend districts Mr. Obama won four years ago. Republicans have a fundraising edge this cycle, and the O Force is burning money faster than it is raising it. Make them spend at an even more frantic pace so they have to worry about resources down the stretch. Eventually, cash-strapped Democrats will face the decision to pull back in some areas or continue to go all-out and risk running out of funds during the final sprint. That’s win-win for Republicans.

6. Don’t neglect the base. A conservative ticket has to appeal to the middle but can’t risk losing its true believers. These are the people whose enthusiasm and active participation get countless thankless tasks done like going door-to-door in marginal districts, stuffing envelopes and making cold calls. It’s vital to keep the right happy, involved and excited about the chances of winning.

7. Use the party machine. It’s an invaluable resource. This time around, the GOP establishment is firing on all cylinders. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has a top-notch team burning the midnight oil, as do other campaign organizations. The Republican Party’s leadership is smart and focused and has assembled respected hired guns to get the job done. Avoid intra-party disputes until after Election Day and this team can win together.

8. Be solutions-oriented. Mr. Obama has created a mess of problems for our country. America’s superpower status is in question because the world’s most indebted nation in history cannot continue to be its most powerful and most free. There are countless cutting-edge, market-oriented conservative proposals out there that address all our national ills from failing public schools and the bankrupt Social Security system to stifling federal debt. Show the public there’s no reason to despair; there are answers out there. The incumbent has had four years to implement his policies and we’re teetering on the brink of disaster. The Republican platform offers solutions for America’s challenges.

9. Be positive. Ronald Reagan appealed to America’s better angels with his uplifting “Morning in America” theme that accentuated the depressing days of malaise under President Carter. That message can resonate again. Let panicky Democrats go negative. Mr. Romney can look more presidential than his flailing opponent by concentrating on being a unifier who’s optimistic about America’s future as the shining city on a hill. Remind the tired population of the greatness of our country while laying out what needs to be done to return the United States to pre-eminence at home and abroad.

10. Above all, stay on message. This election is about the economy. Reagan’s 1980 mantra is as relevant now as then: Are you better off than four years ago? Mr. Romney should pound home that question at every stop on the stump, on every TV and radio show, during every interview and when he’s shaking all those hands. Just about the only people who are better off now than 2008 are the Obamas, who have been living like royalty at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on the taxpayer’s dime. Running-mate Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is adept at explaining pocketbook issues to voters in a compelling way. Millions of Americans are hurting, and three things are on their minds: jobs, jobs, jobs. The Obama administration has failed to deliver; it’s time to try something new.

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