[Friess] pulled out his cellphone to show me the crocodile he’d hunted down while he was in Tanzania recently. The crocodile’s mouth is held open by a stick; it dwarfs the man—Friess—standing next to it. “Fourteen feet!” he says. Did it have a name?
"Well, you know, Andrea, there’s no delicate way to put this, but he lied. He blatantly lied, and brazenly. A number of different things have been fact checked by members of the media, independent fact checkers… Facts are powerful things. We didn’t hear many of them last night."
— Stephanie Cutter, the Obama campaign’s deputy manager, on Paul Ryan’s RNC speech Wednesday night.
"President Obama talks like he supports small businesses, but his actions are destroying us," Archuleta told the thousands in attendance Tuesday night. "His administration is putting us out of business. It is our turn to put them out of office!"
But Archuleta’s business, like those of several other business owners at the GOP convention, benefited greatly from government help. Through the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, Archuleta secured an $850,000 Small Business Administration loan guarantee to build an 11,700-square-foot building for his company.
Asked by reporter Tim Murphy what he tought of the Romney campaign’s TV ads suggesting (incorrectly) that President Obama got rid of work requirements for welfare recipients, the Cain train went off the tracks:
Man, I’m just sick of all this so-called racial implications. It is a fair ad that Governor Romney put out about welfare. And for the Democrats to continue to talk about racial implications, they are just trying to deceive people! I’m sick of it! There is only one color that matters in the American dream and that’s green!
An early draft of the Republican platform accuses the Obama administration of “attempting to impose” on the “peoples of Africa…legalized abortion and the homosexual rights agenda,” and hopes to change that. 21st century America y’all.
Serwer: “As far as the GOP is concerned, ‘religious freedom’ doesn’t extend to people who do not subscribe to the religious conviction that homosexuality is sinful and should be punished by the state.”