Mitt Romney is beginning to fit in well with Republicans–he was angry as can be, trashed the President but offered nothing about his own vision or ideas for America. He offered no concrete ideas at all for solving an economy that crashed in 2008 as a result of years of conservative policies, like allowing Wall Street banks to do whatever they please, including printing worthless, high-risk paper.
Facts are no longer important among Republicans. Instead, we were treated to statements by Romney like “unlike Obama, I’ll never raise taxes on the middle class.” Flat-out lies, in other words. Or Paul Ryan, complaining in his speech about the failure of the president to adopt the Simpson Bowles deficit reduction panel plan, when in fact Ryan voted against it.
Then there was the embarrassing spectacle of an 82-year-old man blathering on for more than twice his allotted speaking time. Sadly, Clint Eastwood was chosen as a pre-Romney speaker so that he would draw a higher rating for the broadcast, so that Romney would get more viewers for his speech. But Eastwood merely made an ass of himself, overshadowing Romney and highlighting the lack of of youth from which the Republican Party perpetually suffers.
The other big news from the RNC was the Buzzfeed party. Buzzfeed sponsored event at an aquarium in Tampa during the RNC, which featured mermaids swimming in the tanks. We do not know whether gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill attended, but we know he likes mermaids.