TOO BIG TO FILL … DNC Moves Barack Obama Speech From 75,000 Seat Football Stadium to 15-20,000 Seat Time Warner Cable Arena Citing bad Weather, More Like Because They Could Not Fill It
TOO BIG TO FILL …Obama is “Lost in Smallness” once again, literally.
Now Obama and Democrats are blaming the weather. Why not they have blamed everything else for Obama’s failures.
The decline of Barack Obama … DNC officially moves President Barack Obama’s speech from the 70,000 seat Bank of America football stadium where the NFL Carolina Panthers play to the Time Warner Cable Arena. Democrats are citing bad weather. Please, spare of the BS. The fact of the matter is that Obama could not fill the 70,000 seat stadium and he did not want to be embarrassed with empty seats. Instead Barack Obama will be speaking in an arena that holds between 15,000 and 20,000 people depending on how the event is set up. Local meteorologist puzzled by Obama speech move seeing that Thursday was supposed to be the nicest day of the week. In any event the DNC, Obama and his minions can stick their collective heads in the sand all they want, Obama’s days are numbered and his best days are behind him. Hope & Change is over, Obama’s failed record rules the day.
Democrats today announced that President Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will move from the vast Bank of America stadium to the much-smaller Time Warner indoor arena.
While organisers blamed weather forecasts of lightning, the switch means that Obama has avoided the possibility of having to accept his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium. Just hours earlier, officials had been insisting the speech would go ahead in the stadium ‘rain or shine’.
‘We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday’s proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests,’ said convention chief Steve Kerrigan.
But convention sources exclusively told the MailOnline on Tuesday that the real reason behind the switch was fears within the Obama campaign that there would be large numbers of empty seats in the 74,000-seater stadium. The Time Warner arena has a capacity of just over 20,000.
Also reported at the Washington Times, former New Hampshire Republican governor John Sununu theorized that the Democrat party is moving the final night of its Democratic National Convention because it can’t fill the planned venue, and not because of possible bad weather. Theorize? As reported at Weasel Zippers, CNN reports the Obama campaign gave away only 65,000 tickets to Bank of America Stadium, capacity is over 74,000.
The Lonely Conservative opines that there will be an awful lot of angry Democrats. So where are all of the other 50,000 Democrats going to go? Are police going to have to turn people away? Imagine if you are a Democrat and purchased hotel rooms and took time off of work to see Obama speak? Don’t worry, now you know how the rest of us feel about being screwed by this President. But Democrats already know about disappointment from Obama, don’t they?
I kinda like the title “Too Big to Fill”, but I must admit a close second is over at Michelle Malkin.com … “You Didn’t Fill That!”
Charles Krauthammer on Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech: “I’m Sure It Was a Great Speech But I Didn’t Buy a Line of It”
Question, Who was Michelle Obama talking about in her speech last night? It might have been the Obama of 2008, it certainly is not the one of 2012.
Oh, Michelle Obama was talking about Barack Obama during her speech last night? The failed president who gave himself an “incomplete” for his first term in office as is looked upon as the most partisan and divisive president ever during a presidents first four years. Wow, Michelle Obama actually had the nerve to say the following?
“I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as “us” and “them” – he doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above…he knows that we all love our country…and he’s always ready to listen to good ideas…he’s always looking for the very best in everyone he meets”
Last night first lady Michelle Obama gave her speech at the DNC in Charlotte, NC talking about the man that she wanted to be given another 4 years in office. However, during her speech I really did not know who she was talking about. Her glowing comments and praises of an individual hardly compare to the individual who has been President for the past four years. Michelle Obama made it sound like Barack Obama does not have 4 years to be judged on, whether it be political or personal.
Video Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
“She told the story of a Gandhi. And considering the way he’s conducted himself in the presidency and particularly in the campaign, with ruthlessness and determination and drive, it’s not quite a plausible story…. I’m sure it was a great speech but I didn’t buy a line of it.”
Was Michelle Obama’s speech delivered in a powerful way, yes. Was it a good speech for the first lady, yes. Did anything she say compare to the Barack Obama we have seen in the past four years, NO!
Democrats Say …“Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To” … Hmm, I Thought the Government Belonged to We the People?
A Tale of two Political Parties … So this is what “Hope & Change” looks like.
Put aside all of the political rhetoric, all of the attack ads, and all of the pleas using emotion rather than the present economic facts, if you ever wanted to know the difference between the Republican and Democrat party, one needs to look no further than the below VIDEO where Democrats put forth their true belief … “Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To”.
HUH? Looks the the fine folks at the Jawa Report are scratching their heads as well. Over at Michelle Malkin they say, hey tyrants, speak for yourself. Isn’t it peculiar that every so often the Democrats get full of themselves, let down their veil and expose us to what their real mind set is. As Doug Ross opines, the Dems have let down their mask and We the People are just perplexed as to how a Party could have drifted so far to the LEFT.
In all of America’s political history, you could probably not find a single opening statement at a convention more at odds with America’s founding.
Make no mistake about it America, as the GOP believes and espouses and as Mitt Romney tweeted, WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT BELONG TO THE GOVERNMENT … THE GOVERNMENT BELONGS TO US!!!
The Democratic National Convention has signaled from the start an unapologetic, and at times, confrontational, liberalism, marked by details like the presence of reproductive rights activist Sandra Fluke.
A video that showed on the convention floor Tuesday night offered an unusually direct embrace of the role of government in American life: “Government,” says the narrator, “is the only thing that we all belong to.”
Sorry America, the Democrat Party has been hijacked by the radical, unhinged Left. This is not only not your father’s or grandfathers Democrat party any more, its not the one I knew from the 80′s or 90′s either.
Democrats Drop God from Their Party Platform at the DNC in Charlotte, NC … And Drop Jerusalem is the Capital is Israel as Well
IN GOD WE TRUST … not at the Democrat National Convention or the Democrat Party Platform.
Hmm, what should we make of this? Democrats have dropped God from their party platform at the Democrat national Convention in Charlotte, NC. This is rather unbelievable. Do I believe that the many good people in America that are Democrats are “Godless”, no. Do I believe that the lunatic fringe that has taken over the Democrat party that JFK would hardly recognize, yes. Hell, former President Bill Clinton, tonight’s DNC Keynote speaker, is far too right to today’s Democrat party. All of the Democrat pundits do not want to answer why they removed “GOD” from the platform. They claim its a distraction. Well gee Dems, who caused the distraction? Are you going to blame that on others as well?
Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.
This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:
“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”
Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:
“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”
From ABC News comes the following, For Democrats, there is no God in 201. Just for clarity to Democrat law makers, delegates and voters, this is not Fox News making this news headline. But as Weasel Zippers states, who needs God, when the Democrats have the Chicago Jesus, the Obamaessiah.
We are reminded by the Right Scoop that the Democratic Party Platform also refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this year even though they did just 4 years ago.
In the end it is obvious that the moonbats have taken over the Democrat party. Why would anyone want to insult religious people of Christian faith or Jews? Sorry, just answered my own question.
Democrats Getting Ready To Move Obama’s DNC Speech From 74,000 Seat Outdoor Bank of America Stadium To 20,000 Seat Indoor Arena … Is His Popularity Waning?
Once again Barack Obama has a ‘Spinal Tap’ moment … is Obama’s popularity waning? Nah, it’s just becoming more select.
Democrats are getting ready to move Barack Obama’s DNC speech from a 74,000 seat outdoor Bank of America Stadium to a 20,000 seat indoor arena. It would appear that maybe Obama and Democrats do not have enough buses for astro-turfed individuals bussed in and receiving free tickets to fill Bank of America Stadium. Democrats hardly want the optics of a half empty stadium when Obama speaks on Thursday night. It would seem that Dems are blaming the weather for the change. Hmm, and I thought that Obama could part the seas, and control the tides, weather and climate? Really Dems, now you are blaming the weather for the switch-a-roo? According to weather reports there is a 30% chance of rain. But wy not, you have blamed everything else except yourself during your Presidency.
Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’.
The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled.
Buses for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina have been arranged
Footage of rows of empty seats at the stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, as Obama speaks on Thursday night would be politically disastrous – an enduring image of the contrast between his campaign of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ in 2008 and his dour, negative struggle for re-election in 2012.
So the question remains:
Marty DeBergi (rockumentary director):Reporter at the DNC – The last time TapObama toured America, they where, uh, booked into
10,000 seat arenas, and 15,000 seat venues, and it seems that now, on their current tour they’re being booked into 1,200 seat
arenas, 1,500 seat arenas, and uh I was just wondering, does this mean uh…the popularity of the group is waning?
Ian Faith (Spinal Tap maganer):Obama minion & mouth piece: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no…no, no, not at all. I, I, I just think that the..uh.. their appeal is becoming more selective.
Best line of a post comes from the Vodka Pundit, President Empty Chair is trying to solve the problem of empty seats when he delivers his big speech. Brilliant! If Democrats can spring for the buses and tickets, why not umbrellas and ponchos for all?
All of this is going to translate into a suppressed and uninspired turn out for Obama in November. Not only is he not going to replicate what he did in 2008, it is going to truly pale in comparison.
The Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton Compares GOPs To Nazi Propaganda Chief Joseph Goebbels (VIDEO)
I guess this is what President Barack Obama was talking about when he referenced civility in politics … Welcome to Obama “Hope and Change” in 2012.
John Burton, the Chairman of the California Democratic Party provided more smear politics yesterday when he compared the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Democrat John Burton took the high road, for Moonbat Democrats, and smeared GOP Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan for “lying” about the Janesville GM Plant, even though Paul Ryan was not lying.
The Chairman of the California Democratic Party already had political pundits, delegates and rivals buzzing a day before the Democratic National Convention formally opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, after telling KCBS Radio exclusively that Republican tactics had been akin to Nazi propaganda.
“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie,” Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton told KCBS Monday in Charlotte. “As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it, you know.”
LISTEN TO A DEMOCRAT LOON IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Really? The DNC Convention has just begun and we have Democrats acting with such vile behavior. But should it really come as a surprise to the Republican party? As alliterated at Powerline, put a bunch for freaks together in one place and you get a freak show. Mitt Romney has been called in political ads, by Democrat pundits and surrogates of Obama a felon, a tax cheat, and a murderer. One would naturally think that being compared to a Nazi was right up their ally.
UPDATE I: The GOP demands an apology for outrageous Nazi comment. California Democrat Chair Burton makes an non-apology apology regarding the Nazi propaganda comment.
UPDATE: In response to the uproar over his (below) comments Monday, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton issued this statement:
“To correct press reports of my recent comments about Republican lies, I did not call Republicans Nazis nor would I ever. In fact, I didn’t even use the word.
“If Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie – I most humbly apologize to them or anyone who might have been offended by that comment.”
Really, this is the demeanor of the lunatic LEFT and their idea of an apology? I guess it all depends of what Hitler, is? You would compare some one to a Nazi propagandist by name, but claim that you did not call them a Nazi. It is really sad what the Democrat party has become. The Moonbats have become the main stream in the party.
The Gateway Pundit states, “Their policies suck. The economy is in shambles. They bet the farm on the Stimulus and it failed. They’ve hit rock bottom.” That pretty much sums it up in a “NUT” shell.
DNC Gets Ready to Astroturf Obama’s Speech, Bussing in Students and Blacks to Fill Bank of America Stadium
And I thought the NFL Carolina Panthers played on natural grass … Hope and Change has become “Smoke & Mirrors”.
Get ready Charlotte, NC … the DNC Convention is about to astroturf you. The DNC is going to bus in college students and blacks in order to fill up the 74,000 seat Bank of America Stadium and not embarrass President Barack Obama and the Democrats with empty seats. In 2012 Obama is speaking at campaign stops to much smaller crowds. The enthusiasm is not there and neither are the motivated Democrats. However, like any good “smoke and mirrors” Democrat facade, The DNC and Team Obama will give away tickets for free, hell they may pay people to attend the speech.
College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighboring South Carolina.
Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night.
Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party’s national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama.
Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of America Stadium. Polls show voter enthusiasm is down, as are Obama’s crowds for his battleground state campaign rallies.
How pathetic that Obama and his minions feel the need to perpetrate a fraud that The Obamamessiah is more popular than he really is. The might want to be very careful about giving tickets away, as Nice Deb opines, one never knows who might be getting free ticks.
The fraud may work for the DNC convention but eventually one must pay the piper. The gig will be up on election day. Obama and Democrats are only delaying the inevitable, Barack, you’re not all that anymore.
UPDATE I: Democrats Getting Ready To Move Obama’s DNC Speech From 74,000 Seat Outdoor Bank of America Stadium To 20,000 Seat Indoor Arena
Sand Sculpture of President Obama Washed Away in Charlotte, N.C. … Metaphor? Hmm, Looks More Like Jabba the Hut
Metaphor Alert: Democrats might as well get used to it … Obama sand sculpture washed away.
Talk about creepy. Who actually thought this was a good idea? It’s bad enough this sand Obama makes the presumption of a Mount Rushmore type sculpture, but damn, this creepy thing looks more like Jabba the Hut. Barack Obama is going to have more to worry about than getting washed away by bad weather in NC, losing North Carolina in the 2012 Presidential election for starters.
A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.
Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade of the waist-up rendering of the chief executive.
Unfortunately, as every child who’s spent a day at the beach well knows, sand castles–or cult-of-personality-worthy sand statues–aren’t known for their water resistance. And it rains during the summertime in North Carolina. Sometimes a lot.
Hillary Clinton Staying as Far Away from Charlotte, Obama & the DNC Convention as Physically Possible … Can You Blame Her?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is sitting out the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte, NC next week. Instead, she will be half way around the world. Can any one blame her? Probably the most popular Democrat is staying as far away from Obama and the DNC convention probably for two reasons. One, to keep the stink from the convention from getting on her if she wants to run for office in 2016 and two, she would over shadow Obama causing many to think … Why not Hillary? As it is, former President Bill Clinton is supposed to provide the keynote speech. Rather bizarre, seeing that an up and comer and political superstar usually fills the role. However, when the Democrats are void of any and all you have is reminding Americans of days gone by rather than present day Obamaland, what else would one expect?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a sitting administration official, does not have any role at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte. But she seems to gone out of her way to avoid the festivities, as she is traveling this week and next to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia.
“The Cook Islands this year are the hosts of one of the most important institutions of the Pacific called the Pacific Island Forum,” a senior State Department official said Thursday. “It’s a group that meets yearly with a number of working groups. It’s been in existence almost half a century; it’s very significant.”
No one with any political aspirations or and Democrat who wanted to win their political race in 2012 would want to come near this convention.
Don’t look now, but the polls are shifting. According to a Reuters new poll, Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee, and President Barack Obama are now tied at 43% a piece. These are worrisome numbers for an incumbent polling so far under 50%. Romney has the opportunity to wow the crowd and after Paul Ryan’s and Condi’s speech last night the Romney numbers will only increase. In next week’s Democrat National Convention Obama is going to have to explain the poor economy and another week of poor first time unemployment filing up 370,000. The prior week’s figure was revised up to show 2,000 more applications than previously reported.
Republican Mitt Romney pulled even with President Barack Obama in a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday, getting a boost from his party’s nominating convention in Tampa this week.
In a four-day rolling poll, Romney and Obama were deadlocked among likely voters at 43 percent each. That was an improvement for Romney from Obama’s two-point lead on Tuesday and four-point lead on Monday.
“There is movement toward Romney, which is traditional for a convention,” Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said. “It’s small and the change is incremental, but it’s been moving the last couple of days.”
As reported at The American Thinker, Mitt Romney’s speech tonight is expected to draw 40 million viewers. If he does reasonably well, he might end up getting a nice 6-8 point bounce in the polls and put pressure on the Democrats to match or do better. That is hard to believe seeing that it is going to be a negative anti-Romney Convention, far from the Hope & Change” of 2008. Also, the August 2012 unemployment numbers are due out the Friday following the DNC Convention.