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Water Cooler Archive: August 2012


  • PICKET: Mitt to America - The country deserves better than last four years

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered the following acceptance speech at the RNC Convention on Thursday night in Tampa. Published August 31 2012

  • PICKET: Why did protesters stand-up the RNC Convention?

    Although most people expected violent if not simply massive protests at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week, the thousands of protesters law enforcement around Florida prepared for hardly materialized. According to reports, police outnumbered protesters 4 to one. As of now, only three protesters have been made arrested. In fact, one of those arrests happened as a result of one person assaulting another camper in a protest tent city known as "Romneyville." Published August 30 2012

  • PICKET: Paul Ryan's RNC Convention speech

    Paul Ryan today delivered remarks to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The following remarks were prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored by the support of this convention for vice president of the United States. Published August 29 2012

  • PICKET: Condoleeza Rice's RNC Convention remarks

    Prepared Remarks by Condoleezza Rice at the Republican National Convention Tampa, Florida August 29, 2012 Good evening. Distinguished delegates, fellow Republicans, fellow Americans. We gather here at a time of significance and challenge. This young century has been a difficult one. I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center – and then a second one – and a third, the Pentagon. And then the news of a fourth, driven into the ground by brave citizens that died so that many others would live. From that day on our sense of vulnerability and our understanding of security would be altered forever. Published August 29 2012

  • PICKET: Artur Davis electrifies RNC convention

    Former Democratic Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, a now recent member of the Republican party, gave a stunning speech to RNC convention attendees on Tuesday night. Published August 29 2012

  • PICKET: Chris Christie's RNC Convention keynote speech

    The Hon. Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey (Remarks as Prepared for Delivery) August 28, 2012 This stage and this moment are very improbable for me. A New Jersey Republican delivering the keynote address to our national convention, from a state with 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans. Published August 28 2012

  • PICKET: Ann Romney tells America Mitt's story at RNC Convention

    Ann Romney today delivered remarks to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The Published August 28 2012

  • PICKET: GOP'ers confident platform and Romney's story will get through storm

    Amid pre-convention panic that Hurricane Isaac would hit Tampa and cancel the Republican Convention all together, after getting through some rain on Sunday night and Monday and a reshuffling of the convention schedule, GOP'ers appear confident the country will hear their message loud and clear while they get to know presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney much better. Published August 27 2012

  • PICKET: RNC's Priebus hits back at MSNBC's Matthews - 'He wants to be the biggest jerk in the room'

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was not impressed with MSNBC's Chris Matthew's shot at the GOP who said on his Monday evening program, when discussing Mitt Romney's sarcastic reference to President Obama's birth certificate recently. Published August 27 2012

  • PICKET: Issa calls DOJ's IG Horowitz to Capitol Hill for September hearing on Fast & Furious

    Congressman Darrell Issa, California Republican and House Oversight Committee Chairman, sent a letter on Friday to the Justice Department's Inspector General Michael Horowitz that summoned the IG inspector to a Capitol Hill hearing to testify before the House Oversight Committee on September 11. Published August 26 2012

  • GREEN: Revised GOP Convention Schedule

    The Republican National Convention released the following revised schedule Sunday night in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. Published August 26 2012

  • GREEN: Hurricane Isaac shakes up GOP convention schedule

    A storm may be shaking up the schedule at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. but the focus is still on President Obama's failed policies. Romney campaign strategist Russ Schriefer briefed reporters Sunday night about changes due to what could become Hurricane Isaac by the time the storm hits the Gulf Coast. Published August 26 2012

  • MILLER: EXCLUSIVE: Trump on Romney's birther comment

    Donald Trump's questioning of President Obama's birth certificate hit a nerve in the presidential campaign this week. I asked the real estate mogul about the controversy in a sit-down interview on Sunday in Sarasota, Fl. Published August 26 2012

  • PICKET: Flashback - Neil Armstrong criticized Obama's space plan

    American Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away on Saturday at the age of 82. Both President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney released statements praising one of the country's most famous historical figures. In a statement released by the White House Mr. Obama wrote. Published August 26 2012

  • PICKET: Gallup - Obama remains pick for women while Romney holds more support from men

    Gallup released a poll on Thursday showing both President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney have each have gender gap issues. Published August 24 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Pro-life attorney conceived in rape debates pro-choice attorney Gloria Allred

    CNN's Piers Morgan invited pro-choice attorney Gloria Allred and pro-life attorney Rebecca Kiessling on his program Tuesday night. Allred, who had become pregnant through a rape and decided to have an abortion, debated Kiessling whose biological mother was raped at knife-point and almost decided to abort Kiessling via back-alley abortion. Both Allred and Kiessling's mother made their decisions at a time when abortion was illegal in their respective states. Published August 22 2012

  • PICKET: Establishment and grassroots conservatives start rallying around Ann Wagner to replace Akin

    Could Missouri Republican Ann Wagner be the answer that GOP'ers are looking for? Although the first deadline passed for embattled Congressman Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, to withdraw from his U.S. Senate race against Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, without a court order and a fine, grassroots and Washington D.C. establishment conservatives I have spoken to are beginning to rally behind Ann Wagner. Published August 22 2012

  • PICKET: Did Akin refuse the heavenly sent helicopter and speed boat?

    In light of Congressman Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, deciding he is remaining in the Missouri U.S. Senate race against Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, one must wonder what is keeping Mr. Akin in the race despite the various approaches Republicans and conservatives have made asking him to withdraw from the race. Published August 21 2012

  • PICKET: (AUDIO) Limbaugh says Akin must put nation's future first

    Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh gave his thoughts on Tuesday about what he believes Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, should consider as Mr. Akin is being pressured by a number of Republicans to drop out of his U.S. Senate race against Senator Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat. Mr. Limbaugh said Akin's remarks were "stupid and untrue" in the early part of his show, but he also pointed to the double standard treatment Akin has been receiving at the same time. Published August 21 2012

  • PICKET: Akin - 'I'm in this race to the end'

    Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, sent out the following e-mail to his supporters at 7:49PM EST tonight: Published August 20 2012