Still need a last minute gift idea for your precious Valentine? Something that really expresses how special they are to you? How about $58,000 worth of flights to the Dominican Republic? Don’t worry about the upfront cost… maybe there’s a donor in your life who can spot you?
The Republican National Committee (RNC) even created a card that’s just right for the occasion:
Still, some of you in the Save Jersey audience might be higher “flyers” than Senator Menendez. You could be looking to blow a LOT more on your sweetheart today.
If you or anyone you know, Save Jerseyans, weren’t among the record 67 million Americans who experienced last night’s Denver presidential debate, then make sure this is the part that’s watched… #romdomination!
Clint Eastwood’s monologue at the Republican National Convention was met with mixed reviews. Not surprisingly, the conservatives loved it and roared their approval. Endlessly portrayed as out-of-touch nerds by the media, they basked in the presence of one of Hollywood’s true icons.
Look up “cool” in the dictionary and I’ll bet there is a reference to Clint Eastwood somewhere.
Meanwhile, the liberals, stung by the truth of Eastwood’s words, chose to attack the messenger instead. Dismissing him as a geriatric suffering from Parkinson’s, they turned on one of Hollywood’s elite for having the audacity to be a free-thinker.
So much for being the party of tolerance and inclusion.
So the GOP had its party last week and the Democrats now get their turn. While the DNC in Charlotte has not yet officially begun, lots of buzz has been mounting around the three day event.
Being that the DNC is going second this year, you will hear a lot of rebuttal to what you heard last week. You’ll hear an already circulating refrain that the GOP is running a party and a platform from a different decade or century. And finally, you’ll hear an ode to the greatness of government, rather than that greatness that is America, as you heard last week.
So with all of the substantial differences that will surely be discussed at water coolers and here on Save Jersey all week long, lets focus on something completely superficial for a moment.
The set at the RNC, a multi-screen set up that changed to compliment the speeches being given, was the subject of praise and scorn on twitter. Some found the moving background incredibly distracting and downright annoying while people were speaking. Others found it to be a brilliant and modern tool that helped with the presentation.
Getting the first good look at the DNC stage, it seems that they will bet taking a similar approach with multiple, coordinated LCDs, but with a more circular look.
So I ask you the important question, Save Jerseyans, which set is best?
Eastwood, 82, gave an ad-lib speech beside a chair representing President Obama. It was a shtick right out of the golden days of comedy. The speech has gotten under the skin of Democrats and has been championed by the right especially on social media.
Immediately following the blockbuster star’s address, the left took to the airwaves and started to insult the actor not based on what he said but based on his age. They claimed the “old man” had lost his touch. They said the speech missed its mark and was a total flop. Progressives went to Twitter and began insulting Dirty Harry as an old man yelling at an empty chair with the tagline “#eastwooding.”
Anytime a speech elicits that sort of overreaction from those across the aisle you know they’re in full emergency mode…
It was a week to remember in Tampa, Save Jerseyans.
I made new friends from around the country, met fellow journalists from around the world, and got to share in a remarkable piece of history as the assembled delegates nominated Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. What else could you ask for???
You can visit our Save Jersey archives for more of my videos, photos and observations from the 2012 Republican National Convention. What follows is several more image from my time at the RNC. Enjoy!
Condi Rice's left arm! I got a chance to speak with the former Secretary of State about her new hobby... golf!
I had a chance to interview U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
It may all be over now, Save Jerseyans, but on the opening night of the 2012 Republican National Convention, several speakers wowed the crowd into submission.
First it was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker praising Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. Then came Texas Senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz speaking of his father embracing making his own way in America as a Cuban immigrant. Democrat turned Republican Artur Davis encouraged Democrats to witness the truth about President Obama and come across the aisle as he did. Ann Romney inspired the crowd with her personal survivor stories and her life journey with Mitt. And the keynote address, of course, was delivered by our very own Governor Chris Christie.
Governor Christie spoke like a true statesman Tuesday night, comparing the two fundamentally different visions of America from the right and the progressive left, and leading the crowd into an overwhelming show support for Mitt Romney instead of just against Barack Obama. He hit on many pressing issues including one major intangible quality in his speech; and that was leadership.
In New Jersey’s First Congressional District, we have lacked similar leadership for as long as I have been alive, Save Jerseyans. Congressman Rob Andrews has time and time again demonstrated a lack of any sense of this all-important quality. He is as rank-and-file liberal as they come. He has sided against the people whom he is supposed to represent.
The Democrats have been trotting out a narrative in the mainstream media for nearly a year now.
The message? The Republican Party is so against woman that they, as a party, have declared war on the fairer sex.
Of course, as informed individuals we all know that this is ridiculous.
It offensively assumes that the only issue important to women is abortion, and that anyone who finds it morally wrong wants to tell women what to do with their bodies. It ignores the fact that women in this country are often the breadwinners of the family and the head decision maker. It ignores the fact that the economy effects women just as much as it does men, if not more so. And it assumes that women are a single, monolithic block that votes as one. They aren’t.