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Demsí dire seat-uation
New York Post ^ | August 6, 2012 | Josh Margolin

Posted on 08/06/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT by Zakeet

Top aides on President Obama’s re-election team are terrified that there will be scores of empty seats when he makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, party insiders said.

Obama, once the biggest draw in politics, won’t likely attract crowds as large as those at the 2008 convention because voters have gone sour on the poor economy, insiders said.

“It’s always a concern about making sure there aren’t empty seats, but this is different,” said one Democratic official familiar with the convention plans.

“This is a different time than four years ago. It’s a different convention. And the president is viewed differently.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012election; democrat; democratconvention; obama

You Right Wing Nuts shouldn't believe a word in this article!

1 posted on 08/06/2012 10:09:32 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

“And the president is viewed differently.”

Hahaha, I lovew it. Hey they can always pay to have their union thugs and the Occupy Wall Street types fill the seats.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Zakeet

Thats OK they will pay people to show up.. and then theres SEIU and move on.. they can mobilize the crazies..

Democrats are USED to getting paid to be democrats..
They will see no negative intentions.. at all..


3 posted on 08/06/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Zakeet

Wow - it’s bad when Democrats are embarrassed to be seen with you.

Democrats are people who race to have their pictures taken with known American hating terrorists!


4 posted on 08/06/2012 10:15:09 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Zakeet

I don’t believe a word of it. I know they will fill up the seats if they have to truck in ‘dreamers’ and dem. loyalists from all over.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 10:16:11 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Zakeet

The thrill is gone.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 10:19:05 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Zakeet

Classic example of the “lowering expectations” tactic.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 10:19:44 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Zakeet

They’ll just stand outside the arena and offer free cigs.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Zakeet

What do they expect when most of their supporters are mooches and looters? I am sure if Obama’s campaign pays them to attend and hands out other free goodies they will be there in droves.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 10:23:29 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: hosepipe

Good. I hope they spend a whole lot of money. The more crazies the better. They can represent the party for who they really are. Then maybe some of them can feel what wealth re-distribution is like.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 10:24:23 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Zakeet

Fill the empty seat with fake dummies. Then every seat will have a dummy in it.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 10:28:05 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Zakeet

I was workign in Charlotte. I had to book a hotel there every week, so we would book 2 months in advance to get the cheapest airline prices and hotel rates

Before, there was NOTHING available there for the DNC convention week- so we had planned on going to CA that week- but lately some rooms have been opening up, and the prices are coming WAY down. The fact that it will NOT be jam packed (this is the superbowl of politcs, after all) says a LOT

... you got to watch these indicators for the truth of what is going on. The media will not tell you this.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 10:32:15 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: crosshairs
Exactly. I see no problem here that a few thousand mannequins or blowup dolls wouldn’t solve.
13 posted on 08/06/2012 10:33:45 AM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: toolman1401

I got a solicitation from Obama wanting money. I Sent the postage paid envelope back with a couple days worth of bulk mail.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 10:36:12 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Zakeet

Why not announce obama bucks will be given away and there will be free food. I guarantee the seats would fill up fast.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 10:37:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin & former friends: Don't contact me if you still love obama- We got nothing to talk about)
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To: toolman1401

Maybe Springsteen or the Dixie Chicks will put their big butts up on stage to draw a crowd,,ok, well,,,maybe Springsteen...or Clooney can preach, or Tom Hanks can read a story,,or Sarah Jessica and Anna Wintour can prance some models around,,you know,,things that attract the regular person since the President is so in tune with the regular “folks”


16 posted on 08/06/2012 10:38:28 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Zakeet

Another piece of disinformation. I suspect Biden’s out - Hillary’s ‘in’ and even if they can’t fill the seats, their ‘friends’ in the MSM will cover for them...

Did you notice all the close ups of the kissers for the ‘kiss-in’? The MSM played it like the couple million conservative protesters were equaled by the few dozen gay liberals... They’ll do the same for the democrat convention - whatever it takes to make them look good.

I assume the press will bring their knee pads with them to Charlotte...


17 posted on 08/06/2012 10:40:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (...you can't reason somebody out of a position reason didn't get them in to... Freeper Uriah_lost)
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To: Zakeet
It would be nice if Bank of America Stadium looked like this during Obama's speech:

Yes, it's Bank of America Stadium. Note that the article didn't mention its name. The Obama campaign is referring to it as "Panthers Stadium" -- I guess they'd rather reference a bad football team than a big bank.

Obama's speech won't be the first losing performance in that stadium, that's for sure.

18 posted on 08/06/2012 10:42:39 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: wildbill

They can just open to the doors the rampaging mob outside trying to burn the place down.

Charlotte is going to be a debacle of Biblical proportions. We know that because many who should be there are not only not going but have made a point of saying they are not going


19 posted on 08/06/2012 10:42:46 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: BubbaBobTX

I love it! Great idea, waste some of his money for a change!


20 posted on 08/06/2012 10:43:35 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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21 posted on 08/06/2012 10:47:05 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: JPG
Exactly. I see no problem here that a few thousand mannequins or blowup dolls wouldn’t solve.

And the blowup dolls can also be used in the evening.

22 posted on 08/06/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: BubbaBobTX

Bravo. A brilliant idea!


23 posted on 08/06/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Zakeet

That’s ridonculous. They’ll hire butts to put in the seats.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 12:03:05 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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