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07-22-2012, 09:37 PM
In hindsight, Barack Obama's early decision to stage the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte seems jinxed and silly. It is, of course, way past too late to admit the mistake, change his mind and the city. When's the last time you heard a Harvard grad do that anyway? Obama's goal was perfectly legitimate. To repeat his unlikely 2008 capture of the state's 15 electoral votes by a mere 14,000 ballots out of more than 4.23 million cast. That was the first time in 32 years North Carolina had voted against the Republican ticket. Obama was an unvetted fresh face then with no real record of anything, running against an old face and a dubiously conservative one at that.

But Obama is far from fresh now... More importantly, Obama has a real record this time. It's not a good one, as many North Carolinians view it, and he's spending every waking campaign second trying to distract everyone's eyes by pointing at Mitt Romney. Professional pollsters have moved the state from tossup to lean Mitt Romney, as they also have recently in New Hampshire and Michigan, ominous signs for the over-staffed Windy City crowd because that's more states where they must spend precious TV ad dollars.

North Carolina's official unemployment rate is 9.4%, well above even the pathetic national rate of 8.2%. The state's May unemployment rate rose in 76 of its 100 counties. Headed in the wrong direction to prompt loud local cheers come Labor Day week when the Dems roll into the city named for the wife of King George III, the British bad guy of original tea party fame.

The grumbling began this spring as local cab drivers, anticipating a lucrative 10-day stretch of full fares and tips from revelers in funny hats, learned that many downtown city streets will be closed, that parking lots have all been reserved and Democrat organizers are bringing in scores of buses from other states to move crowds en masse. Now, numerous local establishments claim they've been shut out of an expected business bonanza by inattentive party operatives. More recently, organizers admitted they'd come up short on donations and canceled the convention's opening day and party in place of some kind of static downtown carnival. Unions weren't happy in the first place with the initial choice of a right-to-work state with non-union hotels.

The Democrat governor, a veteran state legislator, Bev Perdue, has bungled her term so badly, she's not running again. The state Democratic party has been convulsed by a sordid sexual harassment case and payoff. Numerous prominent Democrat officeholders up for reelection elsewhere this year have announced they anticipate severe colds during convention week and must stay home. The average Charlotte temperatures around that time of year are 99 to 100.

Now comes the whipped cream of embarrassment. Shades of Denver 2008, the closing Democrat convention party and climactic Greek column-free Obama speech in primetime Sept. 6 is scheduled for the city's NFL arena, the Bank of America Stadium. A clever political communicator could try to tie today's Democrat party to the founding of that bank in 1904 by Amadeo Giannini, a San Franciscan who made his initial reputation by loaning to lowly immigrants denied credit by establishment banks. How's that for a dream act? Especially a communicator who knew the B of A political action committee donated more than $420,000 to Obama's 2007-08 effort.

Unfortunately for Obama, however, he's spent much of the last 1,275 days ranting against those evil Wall Street folks and banks that foreclose and rip off decent people and might spend more money on Las Vegas parties than even the General Services Administration. Now in a tacit admission of their image problem, the national party and surrogates like Donna Brazile, Al Gore's failed campaign manager, have taken to calling the last-night rally site 'Panthers Stadium,' after Charlotte's NFL team that went 6-10 last year and has never had consecutive winning seasons.

Other than all that, Charlotte, North Carolina was a perfect pick for the Democratic National Convention.

Andrew Malcolm, Investor's Business Daily
July18, 2012

Gina
07-23-2012, 04:53 PM
Great article! I always laugh a little when I read about Obama railing against those evil Wall Street people who he takes bunches of money from. What a boob.

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07-23-2012, 10:13 PM
........................ What a boob.

That's an insult to boobs everywhere!

Gina
07-24-2012, 01:25 PM
That's an insult to boobs everywhere!

Ok how about boobs on a boar?

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07-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Ok how about boobs on a boar?

Make that a bore and we got a deal.

Gina
07-24-2012, 09:37 PM
Make that a bore and we got a deal.

Are you saying that if you're a bore, at least have nice boobs? :biggrin-new:

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07-25-2012, 05:23 PM
Oh my, oh my - what a can of worms we've dug into:

A bore with boobs is still a bore.

A boar with boobs is still a boar.

the little o is still a bore, not a boar and he still has very flat chested boobs.

Now .... If we can agree that the bore in the WH ........

Oh, hell. Forget the whole thing.

:single_eye: