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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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  • tdterry1999 2012/06/26 19:42:18
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    tdterry1999
    +8
    We have seen it and we don't want it.They should move to Cuba,
  • Tuna 2012/06/26 19:41:46
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    Tuna
    +12
    Obama can't fill a high school gym, back in da' hood. Democrat candidates don't want him around. I read his campaign is in the red; imagine that, Obama overspending !! big spender obama
  • Michaelene Tuna 2012/06/26 20:48:49
    Michaelene
    +3
    $440 million debt from Obama 2008!
    He promised to help pay down Hillary's debt back then too. Did he? NO!

    Now he's not raising money for himself, he's out trying to raise money in the name of paying off Hillary's debt. What a dog.
    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytime...
  • Tuna Michaelene 2012/06/26 21:37:28
    Tuna
    +4
    It's one great big high stakes poker game now and "we the people" don't have a seat at the table. Do you know what American showed the largest % gain in personal wealth since O was elected? Trump? wrong!! Buffet? wrong!! Jobs? wrong !!. How about Mrs. Nancy Pelosi !!!!!!!!!! wealth elected trump wrong buffet wrong jobs wrong nancy pelosi
  • Michaelene Tuna 2012/06/26 21:48:49
    Michaelene
    +2
    That says it al! I'd love to see where she's investing, I'll follow.
  • Tuna Michaelene 2012/06/26 21:56:14
    Tuna
    +2
    She owns one of the swankiest, most exclusive clubs in all of northern California; the 99% does not rub elbows there.
  • Michaelene Tuna 2012/06/26 21:59:37
    Michaelene
    +3
    What is it? I'll send my 1% cousin to p*ss in their lemonade, LOL
  • Tuna Michaelene 2012/06/26 22:03:50
    Tuna
    +2
    Lapse of memory; if you didn't ask me I could have told you the name; is it "THE" Olympic Club I want to say???
  • Michaelene Tuna 2012/06/26 22:18:34
    Michaelene
    +2
    Thanks, if I get him drunk enough, lol!
  • Tuna Michaelene 2012/06/26 22:20:43
    Tuna
    +2
    I bet you have other means of crystal blue persuasion
  • Michaelene Tuna 2012/06/27 15:41:52
    Michaelene
    +2
    ;) thanks
  • deedeclare 2012/06/26 19:40:45
    Can't raise enough money, no it's not a shame
    deedeclare
    +5
    After seeing 'We Will Not BE Silenced' on utube, I hope they never get anymore money until ALL of America knows about the fraud from the last election and why Obummer is our 'esteemed' president. Have the slippery eels from outside, that we love to welcome, gotten into our election process as well???
  • ★Calliope★ 2012/06/26 19:37:33 (edited)
    Confirmations for attendance down 35%, no it's not a shame
    ★Calliope★
  • The Gipper~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/26 19:18:42
    Confirmations for attendance down 35%, no it's not a shame
    The Gipper~PWCM~JLA
    +9
    Maybe they can have it in an SEIU hall!
  • Michaelene The Gip... 2012/06/26 20:50:50
    Michaelene
    +3
    I don't think they'll have enough members to vote for it, lol
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/26 19:15:11
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +12
    Na na na, na, na na na, na, hey-ey-ey, go-od-bye!
  • HOMBRE 2012/06/26 19:12:17
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    HOMBRE
  • sammanilla 2012/06/26 19:11:28
    Can't raise enough money, no it's not a shame
    sammanilla
    Doesn't matter.
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/06/26 19:08:08
    Confirmations for attendance down 35%, no it's not a shame
    Stan Kapusta
    +3
    Why didn't they just save some of the money they gave away overseas? They would have more than enough money.
  • MisterD 2012/06/26 19:06:27
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    MisterD
    +9
    Just like rats abandoning the ship!

    gif rats abandoning the ship
  • sbtbill 2012/06/26 19:04:18
    Confirmations for attendance down 35%, no it's not a shame
    sbtbill
    The convention is a big event but local boots on the ground are more important. We have to win or the Republicans will ruin the economy and turn us into Greece.
  • Franklin sbtbill 2012/06/26 19:55:51
    Franklin
    +9
    Obama is the one turning this nation into Greece ! how dare you pretend that cut backs will lead us to the point a nation that refused to cut spending is in ! HOW DARE YOU!
    BTW libtard Obama said Greece is doing fine and he thanked the president of Mexico for solving the problems they had ....you don't watch the news at all do you ? But keep doing what your doing I am not sure Obama would know how to walk now with out your head UP HIS ASS !
  • Wizard Franklin 2012/06/26 21:27:14 (edited)
    Wizard
    We are #1 in economic recovery in the Free World...gee...I wonder how that happened?

    economic recovery
  • marcuss... Wizard 2012/06/26 21:35:24
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +2
    What LWNJ source said that?....OH 0WEbama said that and like a good drone you fell for it.
  • BritPunk marcuss... 2012/06/26 21:59:00
    BritPunk
    Yeah he should listen to a real grassroots movement like the Tea Party.
    God bless America
    God bless the Kochs.
  • beavith1 Wizard 2012/06/26 22:15:12
    beavith1
    +1
    THIS is a recovery? just in time for the next recession at the end of 1Q2013!
  • KCurtis sbtbill 2012/06/26 22:42:42
    KCurtis
    WHAT the flip are you babbling about? Obama already started the Greece Bowl.
  • evangelism_vision 2012/06/26 18:48:44
    Goodbye to the Liberal Progressives
    evangelism_vision
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2012/06/26 18:41:15
  • kaZappoo 2012/06/26 18:38:46
    Can't raise enough money, no it's not a shame
    kaZappoo
    +9
    My question is where did obungholes 1 billion dollar war chest go ???

    is soros's funds shriviling up ?
  • HOMBRE kaZappoo 2012/06/26 18:41:46 (edited)
    HOMBRE
    +9
    I see the dems have changed this election to a race game again. Listen to piglosi.Break out the get out of jail race cards again ;-)
  • kaZappoo HOMBRE 2012/06/26 18:48:27
    kaZappoo
    +5
    LMAO .....this is on schedule .....!

    around sept .the uprising is planned ....!
  • HOMBRE kaZappoo 2012/06/26 18:51:45 (edited)
    HOMBRE
    +7
    Hey friend I see it.All three people will break out of the bird cage.
    Obama socialpath obama socialpath
  • kaZappoo HOMBRE 2012/06/26 19:42:12
    kaZappoo
    +5
    yes it is ...ask any psychologist .....!
  • Franklin HOMBRE 2012/06/26 19:56:49
    Franklin
    +6
    yea race but they still have the Class-war and gender-war hate spin on full tilt as well LOL
  • HOMBRE Franklin 2012/06/26 19:59:18
    HOMBRE
    +6
    So predictable aren't they?
  • Franklin HOMBRE 2012/06/26 20:06:32
    Franklin
    +6
    SSDD they never learn so they can never change , being liberal is about doing the same things over and over and never facing your failures
  • HOMBRE Franklin 2012/06/26 20:09:56 (edited)
    HOMBRE
    +7
    Obamas new convention to BE held here.The obama people worried they wont be able to fill this sight either

    old phone booth
  • Wizard HOMBRE 2012/06/26 21:31:27 (edited)
    Wizard
    Ring!
    It's the VOTERS calling.
    They want to know where the JOBS are the Tea Party promised in 2010!

    Tea Party jobs
  • HOMBRE Wizard 2012/06/26 21:35:33
    HOMBRE
    +3
    TEA PARTY ISNT GOVERNMENT.Tea party IS we the people and we never promised jobs.What drugs you taken?

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