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Dems Forced to Downsize Once Again as Convention Fundraising Falls Short. Ain't that a shame? :D

KCurtis 2012/06/26 17:34:18
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In January the DNC announcedit would be downsizing its national convention from four days to three. The first day, September 3rd, would instead be used to celebrate the region with a big NASCAR-themed kickoff event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It makes perfect sense given what a huge NASCAR fanthe President is.


Late Monday, the DNC announced another convention downsizing. The big kickoff event would be moved from the Speedway to downtown Charlotte. According to spokeswoman Suzi Emmerling the move was prompted by concern over the logistics of shuttling people 18 miles to and from the track. Logistically it just makes more sense to have the kickoff downtown with the rest of the events.


Of course the Charlotte Motor Speedway hasn't moved since January, so why is this just becoming a problem now? Bloomberg News has the answer. "With a party ban on direct contributions from corporations, the host committee has raised less than $10 million, well short of its $36.6 million goal..." Ouch! Less than ten million is bad. It's also vague. How much less than ten million did they raise?


With Democrats unable to raise even one-third of their fundraising goal, they were forced to cut a few more corners off their already stunted convention. They'll need whatever money is left to outfit the 74,000 seat Carolina Panthers football stadium for Obama's nomination acceptance speech. Hopefully Britney Spears' set designer can come up with another colonnade of Doric columns on the cheap.


Usually any shortfalls in corporate campaign cash are quickly made up for by the Democrats' union friends. In this case, that's not happening because of more poor planning by Democrats. North Carolina is a right-to-work state, so unions "have been reluctant to contribute to the convention because Charlotte lacks unionized hotels and is in a state where compulsory union membership or the payment of dues is prohibited as an employment condition."


But apart from the shortened convention, the last minute change of venue for the big kickoff event, the failure to raise even a third of the necessary funding, and irritating their best donors--other than that--this year's DNC Convention is shaping up to be amazing.

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  • Wizard beavith1 2012/06/26 22:26:23
    Wizard
    +1
    If you are curious...I'm not worried.
    It will all balance out in the end.
    Whatever the motives, we may never know for sure.
  • marcuss... Wizard 2012/06/27 02:16:50
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    Have you sent 0WEbama your bar mitzvah money yet? Just think of how much money you could send him if you just fed your family every other day.
  • Wizard marcuss... 2012/06/29 06:59:28
    Wizard
    I'm not Jewish.
  • marcuss... Wizard 2012/06/27 02:25:36
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    REALITY HAS HIT. We have a sitting POTUS that PISSED away 10 BILLION DOLLARS on DOMESTIC 'green' energy scams and sent borrowed stimulus money to the same country that lent it to us for 'green' energy products so we can buy it back from them that supports people who are invading our country and ARMING the drug cartels to the teeth.

    THAT'S THE REALITY! When will you LWNJs realize the REALITY?
  • KCurtis Wizard 2012/06/26 22:26:27
    KCurtis
    +2
    When you post a poll you can chose any answers you like, this one is my poll.
  • Wizard KCurtis 2012/06/26 22:37:59
    Wizard
    That's cool.
    But I just wished to express my answer was not listed.
    That is why Sodahead has a none of the above button available.
  • KCurtis Wizard 2012/06/27 00:43:24
    KCurtis
    +2
    Come November you don't get a None of the Above option. I'm just preparing you.
  • Wizard KCurtis 2012/06/29 07:03:06 (edited)
    Wizard
    Not a problem.
    Romney lost some more ground today when the SCOTUS upheld the healthcare law. Obama leads 13% in some states, and leads 8% in Pennsylvania, where they are trying to suppress the vote. It looks like it isn't going to work...if the blacks rally, and then the Mex/Am vote adds to it. Romney needs 40% of the Latino vote to win nationally. He only has 26%.

    http://wwwrealclearpolitics.com
  • Mrs. maggot 2012/06/26 21:05:06 (edited)
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    Mrs. maggot
    +6
    Sounds like time for a party...

    Let's hear from some guys that CAN fill a stadium in da hood in Osters Chicago.

    Ladies and Gentlemen may I present Cheap Trick!

  • beavith1 Mrs. ma... 2012/06/26 22:08:26
    beavith1
    +2
    yeah. Obama's a cheap trick, all right...
  • KCurtis Mrs. ma... 2012/06/26 22:27:05
    KCurtis
    +1
    Hahahaha...
  • Michaelene 2012/06/26 20:43:14
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    Michaelene
    +5
    What a great version of a great song :) Thanks.

    Oh poor Obama and CO. everyone better think twice about sending money to him, he still has $440 million dollar debt left after his last election. Plus he lied when he said he'd help Hillary pay off her debt, she didn't pay it either.
  • KCurtis Michaelene 2012/06/26 22:30:41
    KCurtis
    +2
    Thanks M, it is a great song isn't it! :D
  • Don Leuty 2012/06/26 20:36:34
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    Don Leuty
    +7
    Ran out of other people's money, or did Obama take it all for his campaign?
  • AL Don Leuty 2012/06/26 23:41:19
    AL
    +1
    THe next thing you know, Obama will want us to use our Toilet paper money to help him out, then use his lame steam propagandist commie News papers instead
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/06/26 20:35:32
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +10
    Democrats revolting against unions, Democrats against other Democrats. Nobody greasing the greedy hands that are out. Obama asking to give him money in lieu of gifts to loved ones? (that one is just insane)

    What a glorious month.
  • Michaelene ScottyG... 2012/06/26 20:49:09
    Michaelene
    +4
    I missed that one, gifts for who??
  • ScottyG... Michaelene 2012/06/26 21:19:56
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +4
    Here's the link. How low can he go? Next he'll be asking his dumbocrats to break into their kids piggy banks for him.

    http://www.barackobama.com/ob...
  • Michaelene ScottyG... 2012/06/26 21:47:13
    Michaelene
    +2
    WOw, I thought it was a joke. Who does this? I've heard of donations to cancer but this is so embarrassing.
    If I got this request, I'd be sure to drop this kind of person from my social circle with a note that says I donated your present to Alzheimer's research. I think you may be sick.
  • beavith1 Michaelene 2012/06/26 22:09:23
    beavith1
    +2
    it IS a joke. an awful AWFUL joke.
  • ScottyG... beavith1 2012/06/26 22:25:58
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +2
    He's gone off the deep end with this one.
  • ScottyG... Michaelene 2012/06/26 22:25:37
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +5
    I'd personally put him more into this category!

    He s lost it this time
  • Michaelene ScottyG... 2012/06/27 15:40:49
    Michaelene
    +2
    This man and the entire DNC knows no shame.
    No wonder fewer people are calling themselves democrats these days, it's gotten so much worse since I left the party.
  • ScottyG... Michaelene 2012/06/27 16:53:08
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +2
    I did a poll on that. Now we know just how much Joe loves Obies pole!

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • KingdomNow 2012/06/26 20:26:43
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    KingdomNow
    +7
    Libtards are used to forcing people to fork over money.
  • dubbie 2012/06/26 20:22:40 (edited)
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    dubbie
    +9
    My heart bleeds For you libbies You've got dragged down by these progressives that your party is going to be non existent Be ready to live the conservative way. If you think America is going to stand by and let this complete disregard for the constitution by this regime go , You better think again Save yourself the humiliation Join America to save America for OUR children.
  • kevjon 2012/06/26 20:22:27
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    kevjon
    +9
    The liberals have played their last card. This is what happens when you elect a complete unknown with a hidden record. Maybe now the liberals will understand the old saying, if it looks or sounds too good to be true it more than likely is.
    It seems that socialism just isn't what the people wanted, sorry but you people will have to go back to work the welfare bank is running dry.
  • "Shooter" E-7 ™ 2012/06/26 20:20:54
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    "Shooter" E-7 ™
    +9
    and I am enjoying the GOOD NEWS!!!! LMAO!!

    HeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!


    fire works GIF
  • Wizard "Shoote... 2012/06/26 22:09:31 (edited)
    Wizard
    Don't be disillusioned by truncating a day...I doubt it has anything to do with funding.

    What is an extra day of hall rental...$25,000? It's a drop in the bucket in these $billion$ campaigns.

    Somebody is pulling the wool over your eyes. It has more to do with a NASCAR race than it has to do with money.
    Get REAL.
  • Wizard Wizard 2012/06/26 22:27:40
  • "Shoote... Wizard 2012/06/26 23:43:12
    "Shooter" E-7 ™
    +1
    You get real, the racetrack is also too big for the SMALLER number of people that will show up and also Obama is already crying about Romney raising more money than him and therefore he will be out raised with money and this will cost him the election. What a cry baby!
    Obama has also spent lots of money too fast and is running out of it.



    baby obama crying
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/06/26 20:15:23 (edited)
    Can't raise enough money, no it's not a shame
    themadhare ~IJM
    +7
    He can't fill a room for a fundraiser, now he can't even fund his own convention. No wonder he's cozying up to his hollywood wastrels and foreign interlopers.
  • BritPunk themadh... 2012/06/26 21:56:45
    BritPunk
    +1
    And those Muslims from Moscow.
  • exhon2009 2012/06/26 20:06:07
    Confirmations for attendance down 35%, no it's not a shame
    exhon2009
    +7
    I welcome the news. Hopefully we'll be playing that song on November 7th.
  • Billyk75 2012/06/26 19:59:22
    Can't raise enough money, no it's not a shame
    Billyk75
    +8
    It's all W's fault.
  • Chi~Cat Billyk75 2012/06/26 20:32:42
    Chi~Cat
    +5
    Good one!
  • Franklin 2012/06/26 19:51:37
    Confirmations for attendance down 35%, no it's not a shame
    Franklin
    +9
    its just so sad to see those poor liberals falling back down to their proper numbers as 30% of the population after that crazy run up they had in 08 ....wonder what when wrong and who is to blame for breaking all those liberal hearts.... Obama arogant
  • beavith1 Franklin 2012/06/26 22:10:18
    beavith1
    +2
    heh heh heh...
  • Wizard Franklin 2012/06/26 22:22:32 (edited)
    Wizard
    BTW.
    That portrait looks like it is from Kill Tuesday.
    He is probably deciding which terrorist is on his list has to go.
  • KCurtis Franklin 2012/06/26 22:39:16
    KCurtis
    +1
    LMAO great point!

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