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(UPDATED) #RNC2012 Day 3 Livestream & Selected Tweets

Posted on August 29, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Live stream of Day 3 of the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa, which reconvenes at 7pm EDT. This post will be continually updated throughout the evening as tweets become available. ~AP)

Tonight’s Schedule:

    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 (Ret.)
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) (NOTE: Gov. Jindal cancelled due to TS Isaac)
Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)
Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)

    9:00 p.m.

Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuno (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


Siobhan Kümm ‏@Siobhanleslie
#Maine and #texas Meeting of the minds. #mepolitics #megop2012

POLITICO ‏@politico
Young GOPers claim Ryan as their own: via @emilyrs, @jmsummers

Mitt Romney ‏@MittRomney
.@PaulRyanVP is a man of tremendous character, and I look forward to hearing him speak tonight
#WeCanChangeIt #GOP2012

A Libertarian ‏@jfktruther
HuffPost:RON PAUL Fans Anger Dismissed By GOP Officials: No Problem
Oh yeah?The #GOP WILL LOSE in Nov #RNC2012 #gop2012

Luis Gomez ‏@RunGomez
A more detailed account of the @CNN Camera Woman Incident at #RNC2012 [Another network reported it before CNN did.]

Gordon Rios ‏@gordonrios
All hell breaking loose at #RNC2012 — like something out of a James Ellroy novel — almost feel sorry for @Reince now

Alan J Van Dyke ‏@AlanJEtcetera
Cheap Trick’s “Surrender” playing in convention hall.
Not sure what message they’re going for. #RNC2012

juliebean ‏@juliagulia614
OMG I see black delegates at the #RNC2012. Whatever will the libs do now?!
Waiting for dem race-baiting to begin. #G0P2012

Wilma Colon-Ariza ‏@MillenniumWilma
He believes in America but Mitt Romney’s yacht flies the Cayman Islands Flag
during #RNC2012 in Tampa

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
We’re kicking off #RNC2012 Day 3 now, @Reince calls the evening to order

PolitiFact ‏@politifact
We’re getting ready for another night of #RNC2012 tweeting. Follow along with us!

SheSheGo ‏@SheSheGo
Just LOOK at the crowd at the #RNC2012.
You can count the people of color on ONE HAND. #BlizzardConditions

Siobhan Kümm ‏@Siobhanleslie
A Sheikh gives the invocation. That’s not political at ALL.
#mepolitics #megop2012 #welovesheikhsmorethandemocrats

Markos Moulitsas ‏@markos
Sikh giving invocation at GOP convention looks terrified

NoBigGovDuh ‏@NoBigGovDuh
VP Role for Paul #Ryan Has His Former Parish Priest Worried #OWS #RNC2012 #p2 #p2b

Olivia Lopez ‏@PaperBagBiotch
Disabled veterans color guard! YOU ROCK! @GOPconvention @cspan
#gop2012 #rnc2012 #RomneyRyan2012 @MittRomney @PaulRyanVP

jennifer anne cuddy ‏@anj11234
is it just me or is parading some elderly, amputee Veterans
a tacky, false display of empathy? #rnc2012

Politics TBTimes ‏@PoliticsTBTimes
.@RonPaul tribute at #RNC2012.
Lots of buttons in crowd indicate it will be well received. #GOP2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
“When he first got to the House, I thought he was nuts”
– Jim Demint on Ron Paul #RNC2012

Peter Schorsch ‏@SaintPetersblog
Going into tonight’s speech, 38% view Ryan favorably going into tonight
and 36% view him unfavorably, says Gallup. #GOP2012, #RNC2012

Dries Tisci ‏@DKuzLA
—-> RT @elonjames: Ha. A Ron Paul tribute. A tribute for a dude who wouldn’t even show up
and his supporters hate y’all. #NICE #RNC2012

Emmalee Mattern ‏@Emmalee_Mattern
All the RP delegates who left early missed their opp
to see their man speak tonight. #RNC2012 #GOP2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
Mitch McConnell coming out to cheers of “RON PAUL” #RNC2012

Bradley J Wogsland ‏@wogsland
So they’re happy to praise Ron Paul, just not to let him speak… #RNC2012

Daniel ‏@dan_verg_
One rich white male after another. A fitting tribute to Ron Paul. #RNC #rnc2012

The Last Word ‏@TheLastWord
.@Hardball_Chris: @PaulRyanVP is essentially an “Ayn Rand devotee.”
#RNC2012 #msnbc2012

Jim Roberts ‏@nytjim
RT @AntDeRosa: Most on the floor are milling about, not
paying any attention to Mitch McConnell #RNC2012

Nato Green ‏@natogreen
Mitch McConnell PGA Tour “joke” is yet another reminder that Republicans don’t write good jokes. #asifweneededthereminder #GOP2012 #RNC2012

Jim ‏@MentatBashar
A golf joke about Obama? Seriously? After the bush vacation series?
Weak stuff. #rnc2012 #rnc

AverageBro ‏@AverageBro
Same guy who said his ONLY goal was to make sure Obama didnt get reelected.
Nice. #McConnell #RNC2012

Hadassah Lebowitz ‏@hadassaheliana

Perhaps Mitch McConnell wasn’t the greatest choice to begin with. #RNC2012

Ginny Baker Gibbs ‏@GinnyRED57

Hey, it takes a lot to recover from 2 wars, banksters,
being attacked by terrists, and outsourcing jobs. #RNC2012

A Libertarian ‏@jfktruther
RON PAUL: 3rd Party Can Win If We Wake Up: #RONPAUL Run as #3rdParty!
Screw the #GOP & #RNC #gop2012 #rnc2012 #tcot

Joel Palmer ‏@PoliticalLogic
.@LaserOrbs Rand Paul is next

Joe Osborne ‏@JROsborne
Watching the #RNC2012, no real solutions offered, just mindless Obama-bashing.
Can’t wait to vote #GaryJohnson2012

Politics TBTimes ‏@PoliticsTBTimes
Next up: Jack Blades from Night Ranger. Wonder if his mic is low on purpose?

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
The musical acts chosen for the #RNC2012 seem to be from a 50 year old aging rocker dad

jennifer anne cuddy ‏@anj11234
wow! That band sucks!! Do they also do wedding receptions??? #rnc2012

noland_nyc ‏@Noland_nyc
Watching the GOP/Republican convention is about as enjoyable
as getting a shard glass enema. #RNC2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
Rand Paul comes out to a standing ovation and a little Rush #RNC2012

Anjeanette Damon ‏@AnjeanetteDamon
Loud cheers for Rand Paul, but then again I’m standing between Nevada and Kentucky.

Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord
Rand Paul doesn’t like us “merciless” lefty blog.
He also apparently doesn’t like the Constitution. #RNC2012 ‏@LotusTom
Paul: Obamacare is unconstitutional. Well, he doesn’t mince words. #rnc2012

Jim ‏@MentatBashar
Rand Paul knows more than the SCOTUS, absurd. #RNC2012 #CSPANRNC

NPI ‏@nwprogressive
At #RNC2012, Rand Paul says he “still thinks” Patient Protection Act is unconstitutional.
Suggests that James Madison agrees with him. Huh?

Trevor Lyman ‏@trevorlyman
GOP Destroys Integrity of #rnc2012 , Flagrantly Cheats #RonPaul2012
Out of Nomination @libertycrier

Bearded Stoner ‏@beardedstoner
Sarah Palin speaks tonight. In front of a mirror, into a hair brush, alone.
Like every night. #RNC2012

Alex Guillen ‏@alexcguillen
Is Rand Paul giving this speech from the surface of the sun? #RNC2012

Jamie ‏@jcm57
RT @OTOOLEFAN: Dear Rand Paul: How do you even HAVE a business WITHOUT roads?
#RandClown #RNC2012

MJ ‏@BeachPeanuts
Rand Paul’s ignorance is shocking. #RNC2012

JamilaJP ‏@JamilaJP
Hmm. Rand Paul says “an individual is stronger than a collective” then goes on
to tell a story of a successful FAMILY business #RNC2012

Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa
Rand Paul gets in his #RNC2012 required “You Didn’t Build That” reference
in from the podium of a government funded stadium

tifosies ‏@tifosies
RepRandPaul ‘s entire speech is based on a lie. Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment. #rnc2012

Aleah ‏@ASt_RN
“Success isn’t based on who you were, but what ya did [sic]” Paul Jr.
Except Wrong. #RNC2012

Jerri Stephenson ‏@jerrigirl
Rand Paul telling the first black president, son of single mom that
he doesn’t know the essence of the American Dream. #RNC2012

Martin Callaghan ‏@MartinCallaghan
#RandPaul speech heavy on support of immigrants #RNC2012

skullsinthestars ‏@drskyskull
Oh, sure, Rand Paul — try and get sympathy for Exxon-Mobil.
Truly the stupidest politician in America. #RNC2012

Imani ABL ‏@AngryBlackLady
Pro-tip: if you’re going to talk about Vietnamese peeps,

Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord
Rand Paul logic: When you “punish” the rich with taxes, it’s your fault
when they fire people from their jobs to keep more money. #RNC2012

Luiza Ch. Savage ‏@luizachsavage

Rand Paul: “When you punish the Keystone pipeline, you punish the welder
who works on the pipeline.” #rnc2012

Raven Brooks ‏@ravenb
This crowd could not look more bored by this speech.
You gotta go straight racist to excite them Rand! #rnc2012

Chris Pumpelly ‏@chrispumpelly
I was really worried no one at this convention was going to gush over Reagan #RNC2012 #senrandpaul

Rivers Langley ‏@RiversLangley
I completely forgot about George W. Bush until just now. #RNC2012

1WhoStrays ‏@1WhoStrays
Sure ain’t about RMoney. RT @lizzwinstead: They should rename this whole thing
the Mepublican Convention #RNC2012 #PuttingTheMeINominmee

Brandon Larrabee ‏@BylineBrandon
When Laura Bush talks about Barney biting a reporter, some delegates clap.
They know how to make a guy feel welcome #rnc2012

Steven Brown ‏@Spectricide
GWB You did build this: #rnc2012

Elon James White ‏@elonjames
WAIT. WAIT. Did George W. Bush say “We know what it takes to be President.”

SEWisconsinPatch ‏@SEWisconsnPatch
BREAKING: Here are some excerpts from @PaulRyanVP acceptance speech from later tonight. #wigop #RNC2012

Steve King ‏@steveking_
That was the closest Bush can get to the party. Still toxic.
LBJ + Nixon. He’ll be allowed back next time though. #rnc2012

Sam Seaborn ‏@SamSeaborn
And with that, the two Bushes will now disappear from sight
until after the election. #RNC2012

Marcos Saldivar ‏@MarcosJSaldivar
Ann Romney courts Latino voters, urges they get past biases.
“You people really know how to party.” @ABC #RNC2012

Kelly ‏@KLSouth
Next up at 8pm: McCain. Thume. Portman….
Good time to go rake your yard. #RNC2012

Gen JC Christian ‏@JC_Christian
W wants to get this over quick.
“That case of NyQuil won’t drink itself!” #Rnc2012

Nato Green ‏@natogreen
Someone please send a bottle of whiskey to my office. #RNC2012 #GOP2012 #fb

Rania Khalek ‏@RaniaKhalek
BREAKING: Old white dude will soon address #RNC2012.

skullsinthestars ‏@drskyskull
McCain starts: “I had hopes, once…”
I thought he was about to go into bitter old man mode right off the bat.

Alpha Harlot ‏@AlphaHarlot
Highway to the Danger Zone? I’d say that’s about right #McCain #RNC2012 ‏@LotusTom
McCain looks irritated when people applaud,
‘hey people STFU, I’m speaking’ #rnc2012 #tcot

Joy Reid ‏@TheReidReport
Wow, people are milling around like crazy on the floor
while John McCain, the 2008 nominee, is speaking. #RNC2012 #msnbc2012

David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC
I love the part of the McCain speech when he talks about Libya
and the bin Laden raid. Oh, wait… #rnc2012

Raven Brooks ‏@ravenb
Here we go, Iran war mongering.
Followed by chants of “USA! USA!” #rnc2012

skywaker9 ‏@skywaker9
Is it 2004 again John McCain, the whole “Timetables for withdrawal
mean the terrorists win”. BS? #rnc2012

Marc Love ‏@marcslove
Even the #RNC2012 delegates are struggling to muster enthusiasm.

RightWingWatch MA ‏@RWwatchMA
RT @otoolefan: Debt Clock ticks away as McCain pimps for MORE
Defense spending, MORE Wars. #RNC2012 #mapoli

Gabe Ortíz ‏@TUSK81
Let me know when McCain yells at the delegates from Guam to get off his lawn.
#GOP2012 #RNC2012

Brandon Larrabee ‏@BylineBrandon
Paul delegates walking around concourse chanting “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.”
So there’s that #rnc2012

Christina Henderson ‏@Miss_CTINA

I think McCain is in the minority in that arena of wanting to go into Syria.
Should be familiar to him. #RNC2012

Gabe Ortíz ‏@TUSK81
Let us remember that wonderful, warm moment when war-loving McCain lost the presidency in 2008.
#GOP2012 #RNC2012

iCharles ‏@charlesnroll
why didn’t mccain trust mitt enough to pick him in 08? babbling rubbish. #rnc2012

Adam Kurzawa ‏@kurzawapower

McCain trusts Romney to be our President? This coming from the guy
who thought Sarah Palin would make a great VP. #RNC2012 ‏@LotusTom
Man, McCains speech was factually right on the money,
but listening to him is like getting root canal. #rnc2012 #tcot

Rebekah Metzler ‏@rebekahmetzler
Convention disrupted with tea partners chanting
“so goes the nation, as Maine goes” #mepolitics #rnc2012

Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
Hearing #MEGOP #RonPaul delegates present,seated in guest section.
Refuse to take delegation seats,participate rest of #RNC2012 #mepolitics

Joy Reid ‏@TheReidReport
Just like yday’s floor vote disruption, the Paulite protest
was heavy with Texas delegates, “standing up for Maine.” #RNC2012 #msnbc2012

Steven Dennis ‏@StevenTDennis
Ron Paul delegates walk out en masse again in protest
over stripping half of his Maine delegates #RNC2012

Sujata Mitra ‏@SujataCQRC
Just witnessed @ronpaul supporters protest out of #rnc2012 #fb

Jon Ralston ‏@RalstonFlash
Liberty has left the building! #paulprotest #rnc2012

Chris Redfern ‏@ODPChairman
Oh look, a real live birther on the TV. #rnc2012 Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Luke Brinker ‏@LukeBrinker
I’ve never seen so many gray, pasty, pudgy white people in my life. #rnc2012 #gop2012

Michael Hammer ‏@TheNotoriousMJH
Transcript of Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at RNC #RNC2012 #GOP2012

Brian W. Schoeneman ‏@BrianSchoeneman
The arena seems much calmer, less energized tonight than last night. Fewer folks in the stands. #rnc2012

Jason Putorti ‏@putorti

The Ron Paul people just stormed out chanting, “as goes Maine, so goes the nation.” #RNC2012

Jamil Smith ‏@JamilSmith
These two attorneys general yelling about Obamacare and “taxes” are having the effect of playing easy listening at a rock concert. #RNC2012

Bill Cortese ‏@BillCortese
Since Maine’s Ron Paul delegates walked out of the convention does that mean I can take their seats? #RNC2012 #RNCCONVENTION

skywaker9 ‏@skywaker9
YEAH REPEAL OBAMNEY CARE! Mitt Romney would never propose something like that, oh wait.. #rnc2012

Craig Robinson ‏@IowaGOPer
Make it stop, or show the Ron Paul supports chanting about Maine. #rnc2012

Gerald Farinas ‏@GeraldFarinas
This is the most boring convention I’ve ever seen. #election2012 #rnc2012

ShirL ‏@ShirLB702
Buh bye! Dont let the door hit you on the way out!
RT @RalstonFlash: Liberty has left the building! #paulprotest #rnc2012

Marlene Zenker ‏@mokeyZ
#RNC2012 Thune – another liar

Dawn ‏@dawn9476
POTUS has been harder on terrorism than Bush was and the right
really can’t stand it so that is why they say he’s been soft. #RNC2012

McKenzie Wark ‏@mckenziewark
All it needs to complete the picture is klan hoods. #RNC2012

Sandi Behrns ‏@SandiBehrns
Gee – this doesn’t seem scripted at all. #rnc2012

Rick ‏@RichmondDistRic
The national debt. We built that
(with two unfunded wars and fruitless and unnecessary tax cuts) #RNC2012

Bill McMorris ‏@BillMcMorris
Theory: GOP is bombing on purpose so Ryan doesn’t have to face
the high bar set for Christie yesterday #RNC2012

Laura ‏@GOPrincess
Awaiting the #RNC2012 speech from Rob Portman, R-Ohio…
We will see the proof that Mitt Romney picked the right Veep. #GOP2012

skullsinthestars ‏@drskyskull
Stepped away from #RNC2012 for a while until the urge to hurt myself goes away.
Let me know when the MYSTERY SPEAKER arrives!

Raven Brooks ‏@ravenb
I’m switching to whiskey, I can’t take this anymore.
I’m no longer responsible for this twitter account. #rnc2012

Ron Paul ‏@RonPaul_2012
Ron Paul supporters protest in halls of convention – Fox News (blog) #RonPaul #tlot #tcot

Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
Throwing in my chips on Snoozefest Day 3 #RNC2012;
a gal can only take so much punishment! #mepolitics

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(VIDEO) Maine Ron Paul Supporting Delegates’ Interviews, Post RNC 2012 Walk-Out

Posted on August 29, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pete Harring: “I was jammed- I was duly elected as a delegate by the State of Maine, by a thousand of my fellow Republicans, who knew exactly who I was going to vote for.”

(Interruption, as loud chants of “Mitt Romney!” and “Ron Paul” drown Harring out; rude behavior by one unnamed Romeny supporter, who pointed to his back to emphasize his point)

Harring continued: “It’s time that the American people understand that we’re all being screwed here. If it can happen to me, if it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody and everybody.”

There were interviews with other Maine delegates; one statement jumps out: “I am going to focus my efforts on electing Republicans on the state and local level.” When asked about working on the presidential race, the answer was, “No. That is not going to be my priority.”

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