Thursday, August 30, 2012

Over In Tampa, Day 2

If you want to see what they did over at the GOP convention in less time than it takes to boil an egg, here you go.

I hear that Paul Ryan was the centerpiece of the convention last night. I also hear that he didn’t exactly get some of his facts right — some are even saying he “fibbed” about them — such as blaming Barack Obama for closing a GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, before he was president. But hey, it’s a convention, not testimony in court.

One thing I noticed about watching some of the coverage of the party is that a lot of the Republicans are working really hard at trying to look like they’re having a good time when they’re clearly not. Poor Mitch McConnell; even when he’s smiling, he still looks like he’s getting ready to bite the head off his prey. The whole lot of them look as if they have gallstones. I realize when you’re the party out of power you’re supposed to be fired up, but these folks aren’t exactly making the case that we should elect them just for the fun of it.

As for me, I TiVo’d Seven Days in May from TCM the other night and watched it. If I’m going to watch a story about a right-wing take-over of the country, it might as well have good actors (Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, and Fredric March) and a good script (Rod Serling) instead of those cranks in Tampa with a script written by Andrew Briebart’s ghost.