Oh, this is fun. I was wondering who the Democrats were going to have speaking at the Obamacrat Convention. The smarter ones are staying away. That leaves hardcore progs from deep blue districts and other assorted Obama loyalists and hangers on.
Check out this “murderers row” as Ace calls it:
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
Newark Mayor Cory Booker
Former President Jimmy Carter (via video)
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention
Former President Bill Clinton
Former Republican Governor of Florida Charlie Crist
Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Georgetown Law School Graduate Sandra Fluke
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau
Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine
Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (ret.)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California
CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon
President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Nancy Keenan
Women’s rights activist Lilly Ledbetter
Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria
U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
Journalist Cristina Saralegui
Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
Los Angeles Mayor, Democratic Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa
Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren
Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Walter Dalton
The Honorable Arne Duncan
Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina
Former Governor of North Carolina Jim Hunt
The Honorable Karen Mills
Congressman David Price of North Carolina
The Honorable Ken Salazar
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
The Honorable Tom Vilsack
Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina
Seriously?! Where are the beloved leaders of the party – Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid? (See update.) No Hillary?! Most of the names l recognize are toxic progs like Sebelius, Barbara Lee, Gov. O’Malley, Barbara Mikulski and Salazar or repugnant has beens like Jimmah, BJ, and Lurch, not to mention one reviled political opportunist, Charlie Crist, and one very unappealing vagina advocate, Sandra Fluke. The icing on the cake of course is that the hostess of this mess will be the deeply unappealing Debbie Wasserman Schultz – (with relaxed curls and massive amounts of stage makeup.) What a train wreck.
Compare to the RNC all-star line-up:
Tuesday, August 28
- Marsha Blackburn, United States Representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district.
- John Boehner, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
- Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
- Mia Love, Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah and Republican candidate for US Representative for Utah’s 4th congressional district.
- Janine Turner, actress and Tea Party activist.
- Sher Valenzuela, candidate for Lt. Governor of Delaware. Switched places with Rick Santorum in comparison to the published order of speakers.
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers, United States Representative for Washington’s 5th congressional district.
- Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, accompanied by Jack Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating.
- John Kasich, Governor of Ohio.
- Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma.
- Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia, accompanied by Bev Gray.
- Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin.
- Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada.
- Phil Archuletta, New Mexico businessman.
- Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Presidential candidate.
- Ted Cruz, former Texas solicitor general and 2012 Republican nominee from Texas for U.S. Senate.
- Artur Davis, former Democratic United States Representative for Alabama’s 7th congressional district and 2010 Democratic candidate for Governor of Alabama.
- Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina.
- Lucé Vela, First Lady of Puerto Rico.
- Ann Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts & wife of Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
- Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey.
Wednesday, August 29
- Mitch McConnell, Republican Minority Leader of the Senate.
- Rand Paul, United States Senator from Kentucky.
- Christopher Devlin-Young, Salt Lake City Gold Olympian alpine ski racer, and Jeanine McDonnell
- John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona and 2008 presidential nominee.
- Pam Bondi, Attorney General of Florida, and Sam Olens, Attorney General of Georgia.
- Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana. (Cancelled due to Tropical Storm / Hurricane Isaac)
- John Thune, U.S. Senator from South Dakota.
- Yash Wadhwa, Wisconsin civil engineer.
- Tad True, Wyoming vice president of a pipeline company.
- Michelle Voorheis, Michigan businesswoman.
- Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio.
- Luis Fortuño, Governor of Puerto Rico.
- Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota and 2012 presidential candidate.
- Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate.
- Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State.
- Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico.
- Paul Ryan, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin and nominee for Vice President of the United States.
Thursday, August 30
- Connie Mack IV, United States Representative from Florida and 2012 Republican nominee from Florida for U.S. Senate.
- Newt Gingrich, former Republican Speaker of the House and 2012 Presidential candidate & Callista Gingrich.
- Craig Romney, son of Mitt Romney.
- Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.
- Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign.
- Grant Bennett, CEO of CPS Technologies and former consultant of Bain Capital.
- Thomas G. Stemberg, founder of Staples Inc..
- Kerry Healey, former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts.
- Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce.
- Clint Eastwood, actor. Confirmed to be the “mystery speaker” that had been subject of media speculation since the opening day of the convention.
- Marco Rubio, United States Senator from Florida.
- Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and nominee for President of the United States.
All said, I fully expect to see plenty of “surprise” guests added to the DNC program to make up for the dearth of excitement in their scheduled speakers. Keep in mind, team O is acutely aware that they have to win the youth vote, and the ignoramus vote in huge numbers, so plenty of razzle-dazzle is in order. Hollywood is all in for Obama, so I expect to see some hip, young, A-list stars. I also suspect he’ll have an Olympic gold medalist or two from this years’ games.
The list has gotten a little sadder and tawdrier since I posted this, yesterday. Looks like beloved Dems, Reid and Pelosi will be speaking, after all!
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will also lead a presentation of the women of the House:
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York
Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania
Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland
Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Joyce Beatty of Ohio
Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez
Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado
Congressman David Price of North Carolina
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada