ICYMI: Selected Live Tweets from #DNC2012, Day 1

Posted on September 5, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

DemConvention ‏@DemConvention
The #dnc2012 has begun! @dwstweets gavels open the convention — watch live at http://demconvention.com  http://instagr.am/p/PKve08FAee/


Latinos for Obama ‏@LatinosforObama
Watch #DNC2012 livestream at 10 p.m. ET as @JulianCastro delivers the keynote speech.
http://OFA.BO/enVivo  #Latinos2012 pic.twitter.com/qXdCH8em


Jennifer Granholm ‏@JenGranholm
FACT: #DNC2012 more diverse than any in history. Delegates: 50% women.
RT if you are proud of this #Current2012 #Women2012


DemConvention ‏@DemConvention
Third graders lead the #dnc2012 recitation of Pledge of Alliegance.
Proud moment for parents! http://instagr.am/p/PKv5nYlAey/


DemConvention ‏@DemConvention
Closed caption of @MsAmberPRiley singing anthem on #dnc2012
jumbotron at most open and accessible convention


The Democrats ‏@TheDemocrats
Our chair, @DWStweets, has officially gaveled in the
46th quadrennial national convention of the Democratic Party. #DNC2012


Obama 2012 ‏@Obama2012
Kathleen Sebelius asks LGBT caucus, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
Deafening applause. #DNC2012


David Shuster ‏@DavidShuster
Obama officials: Last 2 days of internals show Obama +9 over Romney in Ohio.
GOP has NEVER won the Presidency without OH. #Current2012


Mike O’Brien ‏@mpoindc
Wow, Charlie Gonzalez says Romney “has embraced the racial profiling policies
of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe *Arpaio.”

Barack Obama ‏@BarackObama 
A tribute to the late, great Senator Ted Kennedy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ7GixLTWPY’

Roger Simon ‏@politicoroger
Being there for Ted Kennedy’s “the dream shall never die” speech
was the best moment I’ve ever had at a convention.


Imani ABL ‏@AngryBlackLady
ICYMI AT #ABLC: DNC Tribute to Ted Kennedy…
http://bit.ly/R5c4NW by@bwaycarl #p2 #TFY


Classless Dems use tribute video of deceased Ted Kennedy to attack Mitt #Romney


.@Reince is so offended by that “classless” shot
that he’s yelling at an empty chair.


Donna Brazile ‏@donnabrazile
Hey, no one attacked Romney. We just pulled some old video from the past.
Thought Republicans loved old movies, old times, good ole days.



Will McAvoy ‏@WillMcAvoyACN
Listen, @Reince, you can’t air a guy yelling at a chair he’s pretending is POTUS
for 12 minutes then complain about the other guy’s class.



HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol
Rep. Jared Polis: “I’m Jewish, I’m gay, I’m a father … but most importantly
I’m an American” http://huff.to/OVUKZV #DNC2012




Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord
Thank you Jared Polis for recognizing not just gay and lesbian
Americans, but non-believers!! #DNC2012 #atheist


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson
Hey- remember the openly gay elected official that spoke at
#GOP2012? Yeah, exactly… #DNC2012 #JaredPolis #lgbt


Bill Harnsberger ‏@BillinPortland
Did any Republican speakers say they were gay?


Benjy Sarlin ‏@BenjySarlin
Speeches are a lot more varied than RNC, where first day
was basically 50 cookie cutter “You didn’t build that”s #DNC2012

Cascokid ‏@cascokid
#DNC Pyromaniacs shouldn’t blame the firefighter. — mayor of Minneapolis.


The Democrats ‏@TheDemocrats
NARAL's Nancy Keenan: "Put simply, women in America cannot trust Mitt Romney."
#DNC2012 #WomenForObama

“We are ready to do the hard work. We are ready to stand together.
We are ready to re-elect President @BarackObama!”

Daily Kos ‏@dailykos
Tomorrow’s fit: the Reagan-worshiping GOP condemning people
for showing video of dead politicians.


David Badash ‏@davidbadash
RT @thinkprogress: “We believe that rape is rape.” –
NARAL President Nancy Keenan #p2 #lgbt #topprog
#tlot #DEM #GOP #GOP #DNC2012#teaparty


Jennifer Granholm ‏@JenGranholm
Republicans say they want to talk jobs, but only mention jobs 45 times
in platform. Dems mention 77 times. #DNC2012 #Current2012


The Daily Show ‏@TheDailyShow
#TDSBreakingNews Planned Parenthood launches “Yes, We Plan” effort
at #DNC2012. Better than other idea: “the Audacity of IUD.”


Roll Call ‏@rollcall
Tammy Duckworth (@Tammy4Congress), who is running for #IL8,
is now speaking. Duckworth lost both of her legs while serving in the Iraq War.


L. Joy Williams ‏@ljoywilliams
“thank God for food stamps, public education, and pell grants”



Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson
.@Tammy4Congress is really great- proud she’s from my state of #Illinois!
Meanwhile, Joe Walsh is screaming at an empty chair somewhere.


Michelle ‏@Misha44_Sorry @ewerickson this is the DNC. There will be even more vaginas you sexist pig.


Jhana ‏@HI4me
What is “classless” @Reince is RNC delegates throwing peanuts at a camera woman
& telling her this is what we feed our animals! #RNC2012

Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson
.@Tammy4Congress gives a shout out to #DADT repeal
for making us stronger as a nation. #DNC2012


emptywheel ‏@emptywheel
So what are we? 8,000 more words on the sacrifices of service
men and women than the GOP managed in their Convention?


NatashaChart ‏@NatashaChart
RT @drgrist Nice work, @CNN RT @michaelscherer Classy.
RT@EWErickson: First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.


Denis Dison ‏@DenisDison
I don’t understand how supposed small-govt Republicans can favor
govt-forced, unnecessary medical procedures for women.


Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord
When Democrats cheer “USA!” it’s because they SUPPORT
the person who is speaking. 😉 #DNC2012


David Shuster ‏@DavidShuster
Do you @EWErickson still work for @CNN? You tweeted,
” First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.” #Current2012

Top Conservative Cat ‏@TeaPartyCat
Rep. Joe Walsh: “How DARE Tammy Duckworth show off her war injuries!
She should pretend she has legs so the election can be about policy.”


Roll Call ‏@rollcall
Rhode Island Gov. @LincolnChafee is now speaking.
Chafee, an independent, left the Republican Party in 2007. #DNC2012


Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports
#Tammy Duckworth delivering powerful speech about being wounded in Iraq
saved by her crew crowd on its feet #DNC2012 @nbcpolitics


Tammy Duckworth ‏@Tammy4Congress
This election is about whether we will do for our fellow Americans
what my crew did for me. #DNC2012 #IL08


Bill Harnsberger ‏@BillinPortland
Another chance to say THANK YOU, PROVIDENCE,
for putting out the red carpet for Netroots Nation in June.


Susan Gardner ‏@SusanGDailyKos
Lincoln Chafee: There is nothing conservative about today’s Republican Party. So true.


Jonathan Capehart ‏@CapehartJ
RT @ThePlumLineGS: David Gergen, on CNN just now:
Excitement at Dem convention “more palpable” than at GOP convention #DNC2012


merickles ‏@merickles
@EWErickson Better than four nights of angry d*cks in Tampa.


Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
@ZackFord Guessing that ALL #MEDEM Delegates will be seated by
#DNC2012 unlike #MEGOP counterparts #RonPaul #tcot


Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
@DavidShuster @EWErickson @CNN Like the NFL: “Not For Long”!
#DNC2012 #vagina


Brian Anthony Bowen ‏@TheBedKeeper
If @Reince is this upset about Kennedy debating Mitt #Romney on video,
just wait til Pres #Obama does it in person! #p2 #gop #dnc2012 #lgbt


Rachel Pike ‏@rachepike
Tammy Duckworth talked about Afghanistan. Those of us w/family there, or just returned,
appreciate that we aren’t forgotten #DNC2012


Boston.com News ‏@BostonDotCom
“Obamacare provides my family security and release.” – Stacey Lihn,
mom to Zoe, 2, who was born with a congenital heart defect #dnc2012



Ben Goodman ‏@BenGoodman
“Obamacare provides my family security and relief…
Governor Romney repealing #HCR is something we worry about every day.”


Bill Harnsberger ‏@BillinPortland
That child REALLY doesn’t want Mitt to get elected. No argument here.


Jonathan Capehart ‏@CapehartJ
Supreme Court upholding of Obamacare gets standing ovation.#DNC2012


Jonathan Capehart ‏@CapehartJ
Vice President Biden and son Hunter are in the house now. #DNC2012


Roll Call ‏@rollcall
RT @StevenTDennis: Tonight is the most aggressive I’ve seen Dems pushing health care
in a long, long time. Real people, not statistics.


Roll Call ‏@rollcall
Former Ohio Gov. @Ted_Strickland is now speaking at #DNC2012.
He previously served in #OH6 from 1997-2007.


Peter Hamby ‏@PeterHambyCNN
Ted Strickland, the man who would be DNC Chairman, about to drop some bombs on Romney


Current TV ‏@current
“Barack Obama refused to let the auto industry die!” —
Ted Strickland at#DNC2012. #Current2012


Lisa Desjardins ‏@LisaDCNN
If Mitt Romney “were Santa Claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves.”


The Fix ‏@TheFix
“If Mitt Romney was Santa Claus, he would fire the reindeer and fire the elves.”
— Ted Strickland. #dnc2012


NatashaChart ‏@NatashaChart
RT @BeachPeanuts: “Mitt Romney’s money needs a passport.”
– Ted Strickland #DNC2012 #fb


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson
Seriously– this #DNC2012 is exactly what it should be: showing what progressive values are.
Meanwhile, #RNC2012 just attacked Obama.


Jennifer Hayden ‏@Scout_Finch
“Even his money needs a passport.” Ted Strickland just delivered an upper cut.


Joan McCarter ‏@joanmccarter
Yay! A Dem who finally says Romney lies.


Boston.com News ‏@BostonDotCom
“Barack Obama saved the American auto industry. Mitt Romney saved on his taxes.”
– Former Ohio Gov. Strickland http://bit.ly/OVY6e1 #dnc2012


The Young Turks ‏@TheYoungTurks
Ted Strickland just brought the lead pipe and blow torch out! #
DNC2012 #Current2012


Roll Call ‏@rollcall
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius now up at #DNC2012.


Ben Goodman ‏@BenGoodman
“To Mitt Romney, all profits are created equal whether they were created on this shore or not.”


NatashaChart ‏@NatashaChart
“barack obama saved the american auto industry. mitt romney saved on his taxes.”
– strickland #DNC2012


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol
Strickland: “Barack Obama is an economic patriot. Mitt Romney is an outsourcing pioneer”
http://huff.to/OVUKZV #DNC2012


Chuck Todd ‏@chucktodd
Not since the 1992 Dem convo has the party made such an overt pitch on abortion.


Joe Sudbay ‏@JoeSudbay
Strickland did have some great lines,”Barack Obama is betting on the American worker.
Mitt Romney is betting on a Bermuda shell corporation”


Joe Sudbay ‏@JoeSudbay
Strickland, getting right to the core of Mitt:
“Barack Obama saved the American auto industry. Mitt Romney saved on his taxes.”


daveweigel ‏@daveweigel
When the HHS secretary says “Obamacare is a badge of honor,”
I guess the “Obamacare is a slur” stuff is over.


Daniel Pino ‏@DanielJohnPino
SO happy #DNC2012 is reclaiming #obamacare as a badge of honor – YES!


Daily Kos ‏@dailykos
Sebelius: “What’s missing from the Romney/Ryan plan for Medicare, is Medicare”


Roll Call ‏@rollcall
.@RahmEmanuel, Chicago Mayor/former White House Chief of Staff to
@BarackObama, now speaking at #DNC2012.


an evil weasel ‏@Anevilweasel
RT @cenkuygur “The Dems are mentioning Mitt Romney more
than the Republicans did at the GOP convention.”
– @CenkUygur #Current2012#DNC


David Axelrod ‏@davidaxelrod
. @MassGovernor up soon… “Mitt Romney talks a lot about all the things he’s fixed.
I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn’t one of them.”


Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias
LEAKED TEXT OF RAHM’S SPEECH: Fuck Mitt Romney! #dropsmic


Jonathan Capehart ‏@CapehartJ
Ready the beep button…Here comes Rahm Emanuel. #DNC2012


Ben Goodman ‏@BenGoodman
Is C-SPAN on a 7-second delay right now?


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol
Rahm: “Fortunately for all of us, we have a once-in-a-generation president”
http://huff.to/OVUKZV #DNC2012


Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
C’mon, Rahm- Make My Day!


Sam Stein ‏@samsteinhp
Real Rham speech: “I was there that night when they said if you wanna save the autos,
GM has to go under… i said F–K NO!”


Rania Khalek ‏@RaniaKhalek

Remember when Rahm Emanual spearheaded the purging of progressive dems

from Congress in exchange for Bluedogs? #DNC2012


David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC

Rahm plays the 3 am phone call card! #dnc2012


Rahm F-in Emanuel ‏@RahmtheMayor

I’m fuckin talkin DNC, listen the fuck up! #dnc2012


John Fugelsang ‏@JohnFugelsang
Santa Mitt just had @OutsourcedElf strap Rudolph to the top of the sleigh.
#DNC2012 #Current2012


L. Joy Williams ‏@ljoywilliams
Same here RT @karenhunter: conflicted about Rahm Emanual.
What’s going on in Chicago right now with the murders is unconscionable.


Roll Call ‏@rollcall
.@KalPenn, best known for his roles in the Harold and Kumar series, now speaking.
He served in the White House Office of Public Engagement.


Arlette Saenz ‏@ArletteSaenz
Kal Penn: I am honored to accept your nomination for POTUS. Wait this is not my speech.
Prompter guy, can we pull up my speech please?
Retweeted by ABC World News


Jake Tapper ‏@jaketapper
Kal Penn mentions OBL killing, gay marriage, says,
“thank you invisible man in the chair, for that.”


David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC
Pell grants? Huh, I didn’t hear anyone in Tampa talking about Pell grants.#dnc2012


Mario Moretto ‏@riocarmine
Whoa. Kumar is surprisingly eloquent. #DNC2012


Rea Carey ‏@rea_carey
Standing on floor of #DNC loving Kal Penn! #DADT #LGBT
Retweeted by Kathy Plate


Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord
#sexyface #DNC2012


The Hill ‏@thehill
“Let’s keep fighting for a president who has never stopped fighting for us.”
-Actor Kal Penn #sexyface #DNC2012


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol
Now speaking: Barack Obama’s sister and Michelle Obama’s brother


Rea Carey ‏@rea_carey
Rainbow flags flying in #DNC hall tonight #LGBT @TheTaskForce
Retweeted by The Task Force


Boston.com News ‏@BostonDotCom
RT @lauraehouston: Kal Penn: Rahm Emanuel is a Mayor so he can’t use four letter words.
But I can… vote.


Lee Roberts ‏@leolabeth
Charming brother and sister on the #cspanDNC #DNC2012 Lovely.


Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
@rea_carey @TheTaskForce Pix of rainbow flags, pls? #lgbt #DNC2012


Bruce Bourgoine ‏@BruceBourgoine
Interesting how the diversity on stage actually reflects that on #DNC2012
floor unlike #GOP last week. #mepolitics


ABC News ‏@ABC
One hour until Michelle Obama takes the stage. #DNC2012
Story: President Obama Gets “Misty” When The First Lady Speaks


Jonathan Larsen ‏@jtlarsen
Aaaaand, #sexyface is the top trending topic in the country.
Retweeted by Christopher Hayes


Erin Mazursky ‏@emazursky
The #LilyLedbetter Act: So #women don’t have to choose
between being a good employee & being a good mom.” @barackobama #DNC2012


Katrina vandenHeuvel ‏@KatrinaNation
Lilly Ledbetter =equal pay 4 equal work for women. “It’s an American value.”


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson

I love some Lilly Ledbetter… #WarriorForWomen #Equality #DNC2012


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol

Ledbetter: “I think it says something about his priorities that the first bill

he put his name on has my name on it too” #DNC2012


Markos Moulitsas ‏@markos

Republicans think it’s silly that women be paid the same as men.

They fought this tooth and nail.


Howard Fineman ‏@howardfineman

Charlotte hall|so different from Tampa: thousands more delegates packed in,

louder cheers, more background noise, more colors, ethnicities.


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol

Ledbetter: “Maybe 23 cents doesn’t sound like a lot to someone

with a Swiss bank account” http://huff.to/OVUKZV #DNC2012


Andrea Purse ‏@drepurse

Remember those painful seconds after a reporter asked romney camp

if they supported fair pay and they had no answer? Yeah, me too. #dnc


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson

Ledbetter is bringing the heat!! I love this fighting spirit in the dems tonight!!

about time!! #DNC2012


Joan Walsh ‏@joanwalsh

So proud that I got to be on @NowWithAlex with Lilly Ledbetter. She just rocked it.


Phil Bartlett ‏@PhilMaine

Lilly Leadbetter telling it like it is! President Obama stood up

for equal pay for equal work. Pay differences shouldn’t be based in gender.


Katrina vandenHeuvel ‏@KatrinaNation

Lilly Ledbetter is rocking it because she has experienced what politics

@ its best is all about –improving condition of peoples’ lives.


Laurel Ramseyer ‏@LaurelRamseyer

woot woot #Deval!


Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick is on stage at #DNC2012

Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord
The #DNC2012 is way more heartening than #RNC2012 was disheartening,
and I couldn’t be more grateful or proud.


Lisa Desjardins ‏@LisaDCNN
NOW BACK TO RED MEAT: Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick will go after Romney.


Gov. Patrick: “More than any one candidate or policy,
what’s at stake is the American dream.” #DNC2012


Nancy Giles ‏@nancygilesnyc
I am a #ProudDemocrat and am almost in tears watching #DNC2012
and such a diverse, energized group that truly represents my beloved country.

Retweeted by Jon Hinck


Scott Wooledge ‏@Clarknt67
This is just rocking it out. I am so much more proud of the America I see
on the #DNC2012 stage than those crazy people last week. #SexyFace


Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2
@LaurelRamseyer SO jealous of you, having a gov like #Deval! #DNC2012


eclecticbrotha ‏@eclecticbrotha

The man who had to fix Romney’s shit in Massachussetts.



Gov. Patrick: “As governor, [Mitt Romney] was more interested in having the job

than doing the job.” #DNC2012


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson

Dem speakers are passionate about progressive values & ideas

a t#DNC2012— such a stark difference from

#RNC2012 #RageAgainstTheObama


Jason Gooljar ‏@wfpman

.@mittromney Deval Patrick’s talking smack about you. Saying you left MA broke yo.

You gonna take that? 🙂


Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord

Damn… that cheering for marriage equality, open service, and nondiscrimination

protections does NOT get old. #DNC2012 #LGBT


Amy Fried ‏@ASFried

Ann Romney: I love you women! Lily Lebetter: Barack Obama stood

up for equal pay, Romney doesn’t.


Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert

Deval is fired up, in ’06 he beat #Romney ‘s hand picked successor 56-35



Laurel Ramseyer ‏@LaurelRamseyer

HUGE applause for: “Today in MA you can marry whomever you love”

~ Gov. Deval Patrick #DNC2012



Gov. Patrick: “We are on a better track because we placed our faith

not in trickle-down fantasies & divisive rhetoric but in our values..”


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol

Patrick: “Never mind that not one of the governors who preached that gospel

in Tampa last week has the results to show for it” #DNC2012


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson

#DevalPatrick celebrates #MarriageEquality is his speech… Loving it,#DNC2012


Bill Harnsberger ‏@BillinPortland

I swear, tonight’s speakers must be hooked up to a Red Bull IV right before

they come out. The GOP was positively dreary compared.


Windy City Times ‏@WindyCityTimes1

#DNC2012 #DevalPatrick We believe that freedom means

keeping government out of our most private affairs, including on choice and marriage!



Gov. Patrick: “It’s time for Democrats to grow a back bone and stand for what we believe.” #DNC2012


Scott Wooledge ‏@Clarknt67

Love Gov. Patrick pointing out small gov’t means supporting

women’s reproductive choice and #MarriageEquality. Take note, #GOP. #DNC2012


Conor Friedersdorf ‏@conor64

Noteworthy that you never hear Republicans tout Mitt Romney’s record in MAssachusetts.


Jon Hinck ‏@jonhinck

Deval Patrick: This is the president who delivered the security of affordable health care

to every single American after 90 years of trying.


Mario Moretto ‏@riocarmine

Dems are gonna go for the jugular on the abortion question.

Republicans are wishing a pox on the House Akin. #DNC2012


Michael Crawford ‏@dmcrawford

Remember that talk about a Democratic enthusiasm gap?

See the Democratic Convention. #DNC2012


Dave Rubin ‏@RubinReport

After watching both the #RNC2012 and the #DNC2012

I’ve officially diagnosed America with bipolar disorder. @LOLGOP


Andrea Parkinson ‏@andiparkinson2

Lily Ledbetter hit it out of the park, so Deval Patrick came up to bat- and did the same! #DNC2012


Jonathan Capehart ‏@CapehartJ

Deval Patrick tops Ted Strickland as the night’s best speaker so far.#dnc2012


Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord

I think Deval Patrick gets the award for being the first speaker of either convention

to be so fired up he made himself hoarse. #DNC2012


Markos Moulitsas ‏@markos

I need a cigarette. #starbursts


Roger Simon ‏@politicoroger

Deval Patrick made himself a national figure tonight. #DemCon2012


Roll Call ‏@rollcall

Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley is now speaking. He is the chair of the Democratic Governors Association


Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert

Tonight liberal chattering class will anoint Deval as who #Obama should be


Christopher Hayes ‏@chrislhayes

Half thought O’Malley might get Nancy Kerrigan’ed by Andrew Cuomo’s folks

so glad to see he’s made it to the stage.


L. Joy Williams ‏@ljoywilliams

Edwards, Moore, Clarke #women RT @TheREAL_MBrooks:

Booker, Patrick, Obama… What New Political Black Leadership looks like#DNC2012


C Moch ‏@Nimbus_79

@TheYoungTurks #DNC2012 #Current2012

Deval Patrick absolutely incredible speech… This guy hit a home run no question!!



MD Gov O’Malley is #prochoice & his state earned an A on choice-related laws.

Go Maryland! http://bit.ly/OMPzth #DNC2012


David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC

I hope O’Malley’s band comes on at the end and they jam. #dnc2012


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson

#DevalPatrick knocked it out of the park. #DNC2012 #JustWow


Mario Moretto ‏@riocarmine

Listen up O’Malley: Don’t start your speech with a history lesson. It’s boring.


Martin O’Malley ‏@GovernorOMalley

Progress is a choice. Whether we move forward or back, this too is a choice.

That is what this election is all about. #DNC2012


Boston.com News ‏@BostonDotCom

RT @realitygal: Deval Patrick 2016 #DNC2012


The Daily Show ‏@TheDailyShow

Tonight! Charlotte, North Carolina is full of Democrats —

it’s either the Apocalypse or the #DNC2012! 11/10c.


Penny Lusk ‏@CaptPirateLady
So this is what a convention looks like when you’re proud of positions,
policy you’ve enacted. #DNC2012 #Current2012 http://bit.ly/OVQSZ4″


Leo Murrieta ‏@TheLMurrieta
WOO!!!!! Joaquin Castro – Candidate for TX House Rep,
doing intro for his brother, Julian! #DNC2012 #latism #Latino


Top Conservative Cat ‏@TeaPartyCat
I’ve been saying Obama and the #DNC are communists and
finally I can PROVE it– a guy named Castro is giving the keynote. Check and mate!


Joe Fitrzyk ‏@JoeFitrzyk
This #DNC has everything! Blacks, whites, gays–AND TWINS!

Chuck Todd ‏@chucktodd
First major contrast between this keynote and Christie’s:
Castro mentioned “Obama” 2 mins in. Christie waited over 15 min for “Romney”


Bruce Bourgoine ‏@BruceBourgoine
Julián and Joaquín Castro double trouble for #GOP! #mepolitics


Roger Simon ‏@politicoroger
So who was the genius who decided Deval Patrick shouldn’t speak in prime time?


Michael Crawford ‏@dmcrawford

Julian Castro: No matter who you are or where you’re from, the path is always forward.



HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol
Castro: “The dream is universal, but America makes it possible.
And our investment in opportunity makes it a reality”


POLITICO ‏@politico
Castro: “The dream is universal, but America makes it possible.”#DNC2012


DCCC ‏@dccc
House Democratic candidate @JoaquinCastroTX is a @DCCC Majority Maker.
Help us elect more Democrats to Congress


Mario Moretto ‏@riocarmine
FYI: The Castros are descended from Rosie Castro, a leader of La Raza in the 1970s
. #TheMoreYouKnow #DNC2012


Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports
First Latino keynoter #Julian Castro shows how much dems want to turn Texas
some day as Hispanic population grows @nbcpolitics #DNC2012

Lane Hudson ‏@tlanehudson
RNC gets a hurricane. DNC gets a rainbow. #signsfromabove


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol
Castro: “Mitt Romney, quite simply, doesn’t get it”


Joshua Starr ‏@mcpssuper
Julian Castro “you can’t be pro-business if you’re not pro-education”


Bruce Bourgoine ‏@BruceBourgoine
Fast Fact: Julián Castro was elected Mayor of San Antonio, Texas in 2009 w/56% of vote
and re-elected in 2011 with 83%! #mepolitics #DNC2012


POLITICO ‏@politico
Castro responds to Romeny’s ‘borrow money from your parents line’,
“Gee, why didn’t I think of that?”


Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert
Castro: “Romney is a good guy, he just has no idea how good he has had it.” #NBCPolitics


Chuck Todd ‏@chucktodd
“he has no idea how good he’s had it” was that Castro’s attempt to channel Ann Richards’
“poor George” refrain?


Obama 2012 ‏@Obama2012

Julian Castro: “When it comes to letting people marry who they love, Mitt Romney says no.”


CJ Werleman ‏@rationalists

The GOP may hate him, but I bet there are plenty of Republican wives

now changing the name of their vibrator to Julian Castro.


Lane Hudson ‏@tlanehudson

First DNC keynote to mention #marriageequality. Yes to Julian Castro!#dnc2012


David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC

Castro: “the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay.” #dnc2012


Anthony De Rosa ‏@AntDeRosa

“First they called it trickle down, then supply side, then Romney/Ryan or is it Ryan/Romney”

– Julian Castro #DNC2012


Paul Begala ‏@PaulBegala

Castro is having SO much fun. So is the crowd. This is masterful.

Retweeted by David Axelrod

































































Mike O’Brien ‏@mpoindc

An Obamaesque line from Castro: ‘If we sever the threads that connect us,

the only people who will go far are those who are already ahead.”

Retweeted by Amy Fried
James Skylar Gerrond ‏@JimmySky

Sitting in our nation’s capital, watching the Latino mayor of San Antonio,

give a speech supporting the first Black President on al Jazeera.


Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports

This is a combo of inspirational bio and attack –

it’s working with the crowd in the hall all fired up @nbcpolitics #DNC2012


Daily Kos ‏@dailykos

“My mother fought hard so instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.”

Julian Castro is awesome.


Michael Crawford ‏@dmcrawford

Castro: “Mom, I’m even more proud of you.” That’s the line that reduced me to tears. #DNC2012


Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports

#Julian Castro my mother fought hard for civil rights so instead of a mop

im holding this microphone @nbcpolitics #DNC2012


Chris Bowers ‏@ThisBowers

Damn, DNC attendees are way more excited than their RNC counterparts.

Dems are really going to clean up this year.


PoliticsNation ‏@PoliticsNation

You always get extra love for the #momshoutout –

Nice one,@JulianCastro #dnc2012 #msnbc2012


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson

.@JulianCastro has just cemented his political rock star status.

Great speech. Wow. #DNC2012


TBogg ‏@tbogg

Jan Brewer wants to see that little girls papers.


Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert

Little Castro girl doing her hair in the camera was what the kids say “adorbs.”


Michael Crawford ‏@dmcrawford

How many amazing speeches can the Democrats pack into one night?#DNC2012


Willard Mitt Romney ‏@MlTTR0MNEY

I know about struggles, Julian Castro. Once I tried to tip the doorman,

but he couldn’t break a 50! #demcon2012 #dnc2012


Roll Call ‏@rollcall

First lady @MichelleObama up next at #DNC2012.

She is the final speaker for this evening’s programming.


Michelle Obama ‏@MichelleObama

Keep an eye on @Obama2012 for the full live-tweet of the First Lady’s#DNC2012 speech.


Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports

Biggest difference between GOP and DEM keynotes:

#Julian Castro talked about Barack Obama


Ezra Klein ‏@ezraklein

If you’d told me in 04 that the 08 Dem convention would feature a guy named Castro

and a guy named Hussein Obama, I’d have been skeptical


Michael Cohen ‏@speechboy71

When Michelle walks out on stage this place is basically going to lose its collective shit.


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson

#MichelleObama video… I literally get chills every time I see her and hear her speak. #DNC2012


Dominic Holden ‏@dominicholden

I don’t mean to be totally three years and eight months ago,

but seeing a black First Family still makes me a little verklempt.


Linsey Pecikonis ‏@cr8progress

Totally tearing up with this #firstlady video. Seriously,

can we take a moment just to #love our #firstfamily? #DNC2012


Jonah Goldberg ‏@JonahNRO

This is the best part of the convention and the best part of Obama —

he’s a decent and good dad, and that’s a good thing.


POLITICO ‏@politico

Michelle Obama walks out to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” #dnc2012



The Hill ‏@thehill

“I have seen the very best of the American spirit.” Michelle Obama has taken the stage. #DNC2012


Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports

Huge cheers for @michelleobama tells Elaine Brye “we will always have your back”

focus on military families @DNC2012 @NBCPolitics


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol

Obama: “A date night for Barack and me was either dinner or a movie,

because as an exhausted mom, I couldn’t stay awake for both” #DNC2012


Cenk Uygur ‏@cenkuygur

This is a million times better than the RNC so far. They are crushing.#current2012


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol

Obama: “When Barack started telling me about his family –

that’s when I knew I had found a kindred spirit”


Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert

Mrs. Obama selling “normal.” politics of the personal, keep the lead in the likability gap

. ‘we’re just like you.’ #NBCPolitics


Obama 2012 ‏@Obama2012

“Barack & I were raised by families who didn’t have much in the way of money

but gave us something far more valuable: unconditional love.”


Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports

this is most personal account by @michelleobama of her reluctance

to run before 08 campaign @nbcpolitics #DNC2012


rickjacobs ‏@rickjacobs

#michelleobama reignites my fire. She speaks to the soul. #dnc2012


Gregory A. Cendana ‏@gregorycendana

Things just got real when @MichelleObama walked onto the stage!

REAL!#DNC2012 @DemConvention


Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert

True story, like Mrs. Obama when my dad was courting my mom

she could see the pavement from under the passenger side floor.


Raven Brooks ‏@ravenb

There’s not a dry eye in Charlotte tonight. #DNC2012


L. Joy Williams ‏@ljoywilliams

Already crying…..#DNC2012


Waymon Hudson ‏@WaymonHudson

See, I actually believe the amazing @MichelleObama when she tells her real,

relatable story of work & accomplishments. #DNC2012


POLITICO ‏@politico

Michelle Obama speaks about her Dad’s struggle with MS,

revisits family history of sacrifice for her and her brother. #DNC2012


ABC News ‏@ABC

RT @ceciliavegaabc: #DNC2012 #FLOTUS focusing on her upbringing

and jokes about her husband (he wore shoes a half size too small)


Kaili Joy Gray ‏@KailiJoy

I know it’s not a contest between the wives, but Michelle won. Just sayin’.


Frank Bruni ‏@FrankBruni

Ann Romney, I see you your tuna pasta and I raise you Barack’s rusty car.#Michelle #DNC.


Obama 2012 ‏@Obama2012

Michelle Obama: “If you work hard, you should be able to build a decent life

for yourself & an even better life for your kids & grandkids.”


Joan Walsh ‏@joanwalsh

“The truth matters” is biggest applause line so far.


DemConvention ‏@DemConvention

“We learned that how hard you work matters more than how much you make.”

– @MichelleObama #DNC2012


Roger Simon ‏@politicoroger

Michelle: “For my Dad, that’s what it meant to be a man…

being able to earn a decent living that allowed him to support his family.”


JeffreyFeldman ‏@JeffreyFeldman

The idea that men feel a loss of self when they lose a paycheck..

.hugely important–very glad she mentioned that.


Ben Goodman ‏@BenGoodman

RT @DemConvention: “We learned that how hard you work

matters more than how much you make.” – @MichelleObama #DNC2012


Christopher Hayes ‏@chrislhayes

This section of the speech is a very very deft rebuttal to the

John Galt, We-Built-This nonsense.


ThinkProgress ‏@thinkprogress

“The truth matters… you don’t take shortcuts.” — Michelle Obama


DemConvention ‏@DemConvention

RT @dncdesantis: you can hear a pin drop as Michelle tells her dads story-

alot of talk of values tonight- very moving, relatable #DNC2012


Katrina vandenHeuvel ‏@KatrinaNation

Michelle Obama “We learned that the truth matters–

you don’t play by your own set of rules…& so many had a hand in our success.”


Lisa Desjardins ‏@LisaDCNN

IMPORTANT LINE THERE: Michelle Obama stressing her family and POTUS’

admired success and others who had more. Sounds like new Dem key msg


Zack Ford ‏@ZackFord

After an evening of firebrand speeches, Michelle Obama speaks with such grace

and dignity befitting a real first lady. #DNC2012


Sedef Piker ‏@SedefsCorner

Michelle Obama is amazing especially when compared to Ann Romney

#dnc2012 #current2012


Boston.com News ‏@BostonDotCom

“Barack knows the American dream because he has lived it.” –

Michelle Obama #DNC2012


Obama 2012 ‏@Obama2012

FLOTUS: “For Barack, these issues aren’t political—they’re personal.

Because Barack knows what it means when a family struggles.”


DemConvention ‏@DemConvention

RT if you agree, #WeLoveMichelle. @MichelleObama speaking at the#DNC2012 now.


Planned Parenthood ‏@PPact

.@MichelleObama on POTUS: “He believes that women are more

than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care.”


Moya Watson ‏@moyalynne

You can’t help but notice the diversity of this audience —

in stark difference to the audience of last week.


Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert

huge ovation for Mrs. Obama when she says “don’t slam the door of opportunity behind you.”



MoveOn.org ‏@MoveOn

Obama “wants every young person to fulfill their promise & be able to attend college without a mountain of debt.” — @MichelleObama#DNC2012


Bloomberg TV ‏@BloombergTV

“In the end, for Barack, these issues aren’t political — they’re personal.”@MichelleObama


ThinkProgress ‏@thinkprogress

“Its not about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives”

— Michelle Obama


Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports

FLOTUS says husband believes when you walk thru that door of opportunity

u do not slam it shut behind u- huge cheers @nbcpolitics#dnc2012


Jamelle Bouie ‏@jbouie

Michelle’s speech, more than anything, is a direct repudiation of the entire Romney narrative.

And she does it with such a wonderful smile.


Sara Hottinger ‏@SaraHottinger

“When you’ve walked through that doorway of opportunity,

you do not slam it behind you. You reach back…” —Michelle Obama #DNC2012


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol

Obama: “Today, I love my husband even more than I did four years ago…

even more than I did 23 years ago, when we first met”



Michelle Obama just made a gay reference during her keynote, respecting our love.

Mitt Romney made a gay ref too, he slammed our marriages.


Jon Hinck ‏@jonhinck

I certainly confess to thinking that our first lady is indeed very special.

Thanks @MichelleObama #DNC2012


Jonathan Karl ‏@jonkarl

You are watching Barack Obama’s most popular advocate–

Michelle Obama’s favorable rating is well over 60 percent. #DNC2012


paulhogarth ‏@paulhogarth

Amen, Marta!! RT @venice4change: I want to live in Michelle Obama’s America,

not Ann Romney’s with the rest of “you people.”


Katrina vandenHeuvel ‏@KatrinaNation

Michelle O: “We are playing a long game here.Change is hard.

But we get there,eventually.” Yes.


The Hill ‏@thehill

“Doing the impossible is the history of this nation..

.It is how this country was built.” -Michelle Obama #DNC


Shane Goldmacher ‏@ShaneGoldmacher

Smart take on the night from @ron_fournier: It’s all about women, women, women


Ezra Klein ‏@ezraklein

Barack Obama always jokes that Michelle gives the better speech.

I’m starting to think that’s actually true.


Matt Thorn ‏@matt_thorn

“so many of us stand here tonight because of our parents swallowed their fears

and doubts and did what was hard.” #dnc2012 #msnbc


Bill Harnsberger ‏@BillinPortland

And they think Obama will have trouble filling the stadium Thursday? Really??? Silly pundits.


Melissa Ryan ‏@MelissaRyan

Wow. #DNC2012


Laurel Ramseyer ‏@LaurelRamseyer

The audience is in tears #DNC2012


Lisa Desjardins ‏@LisaDCNN

MICHELLE OBAMA: killed it.


Jeffrey Toobin ‏@JeffreyToobin

Sen. Michelle Obama (D-IL), elected 2016? #dnc2012


Joe Sudbay ‏@JoeSudbay

Um, yeah, @MichelleObama was kinda awesome tonight. Maybe even beyond awesome. Duly impressed.


JeffreyFeldman ‏@JeffreyFeldman

Ladies and gentleman…THAT is a great American. Home run. O…M…G…#flotus


Katrina vandenHeuvel ‏@KatrinaNation

Rachel Maddow –what an ” excellent speech”


Dan Savage ‏@fakedansavage

Holy shit. Not just a reference to “who thye love,” but Michelle put us “at the altar.”

That’s gonna wind up in NOM videos. #DNC2012


DemConvention ‏@DemConvention

Thank you, Michelle Obama, for representing the best of America.#DNC2012


Scott Wooledge ‏@Clarknt67

This is insanely sweet: RT @elizakern Barack and the girls watching Michelle’s speech: http://j.mp/OWcTFs #DNC2012


























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