The Democratic National Convention speeches got started tonight with Gabby Douglas leading the pledge of allegiance:
And then we got word of another Gabby leading the pledge tomorrow night!
Yay to both Gabbys!
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Other highlights of the night included rousing speeches by Sister Simone, activist Sandra Fluke, and Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren, and an edifying speech by former President Bill Clinton. ("Arithmetic!") Read on to see what Twitter thought of the night!
I have a reality TV show to pitch: Bill Clinton Explains It All.
Bill Clinton's policies helped me, an improverished daughter of immigrants, go to college. Democrats support the American dream. #DNC2012
he's fixin' to tell ya why. #Folksy
This is kind of unfair of Elizabeth Warren. She's just appealing to people's inherent sense of decency. Cheap politics!
Young ladies if you are looking for a role model- if you are looking for a voice: Elizabeth Warren #DNC2012
Loving Sandra Fluke right now #DNC2012 I just love when a group of men decide what's best for woman's contraception! A bit of a problem, no?
Fluke talking about how Obama called her when she was attacked. When's the last time he called a conservative woman who's been attacked?
So, other than being an amazing, appealing and articulate advocate of awesome, Sandra Fluke is totally related to Winona Ryder, right?
Yay for Sandra Fluke... but SMH at Ann Coulter's tweet... seriously?
Quotes in Tweets
Nancy Pelosi I love you. "Being a woman is no longer a pre-existing medical condition!" SAY IT GIRL
So Pelosi says they'll "preserve & strengthen Medicare."Since when? And how, exactly? Only @paulryanvp has a plan to actually do so.
Cecile Richards: "On every issue that matters to us, [President Obama] stands with women." #DNC2012
I heart Sister Campbell. We ARE our sisters' keepers. We ARE our brothers' keepers. #dnc2012
Former employee of Bain-run (and closed) American Pad and Paper on stage. "I fault him for putting profits before people like me." #dnc2012
Back Story, Info, and Fact Checking
FactCheck: Romney-Ryan doesn't actually cut education. It just cuts domestic discretionary spending, broad category that includes K-12
Sister Campbell told me today that she wrote her speech on the plane after a Taize retreat in France
Funny, Snarky, Opinionated
WHAT THE #FLUKE IS GOING ON?!?!?
Like bad sex, at least Arne Duncan was in and out quickly.
@thefix BIG applause from crowd when Pelosi pledges to repeal Citizens United.// against God, Jerusalem and 1st Amendment.. wow
It sounds like Leader Pelosi says Baracko Bama..doesn't it?
Oh my. I hope no one tells Michelle Obama about the food they're serving at #DNC2012
Are there only white liberal women in the senate?
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