Uhh Mr. President, About That Venue…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:09 am
Obama's frowning

One thing I will give this SCOAMF of an administration credit for is nobody does irony better then these guys. First there was the decision to hold their convention in a right-to-work state, thereby angering their union bosses. They are still jumping through hoops to appease the red-faced, fist-shaking little trolls in the union halls.

Now comes word that Obama will be giving his concession, er, acceptance speech at Bank of America stadium so he can get more big donors to attend. Oh the 99% must be so happy!

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention to Bank of America Stadium to sell more skyboxes to wealthy donors, three Democrats involved in the fundraising told Bloomberg News.

The 74,000-seat home of the Carolina Panthers also would have room for the convention to sell more floor passes close to the stage. Planners are struggling to meet a $36.6 million fundraising goal, according to the Democrats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter.

Just to show more of the economic knowledge that just oozes from the idiot savant in the White House, I wish to see a show a hands of who finds this little bit of fundraising acumen just slightly dumb.
The host committee is trying to work around the fundraising restrictions, imposed by Obama, by asking for in-kind contributions from corporations and accepting unlimited funds from nonprofit organizations, such as charitable foundations associated with major corporations.
Hmmm, there is a reason they are called non-profits. What kind of message does it send that he would rather have charities divert money to his reelection campaign than be used for their intended purpose, while at the same time not wanting to take money from businesses but instead is willing to swap goods and services. Isn’t that the exact opposite of how it is supposed to work?
To paraphrase Patrick Henry, I know not which candidate the voters may select, but as for me, give me the other guy or give me death.

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14 Responses to “Uhh Mr. President, About That Venue…”

  1. OldDog on 11/11/12 at 10:21 am

    In Mecklenburg County he just might fill it up. That and the Raleigh-Durham area is why NC gets DemProg Governors.

    Also explains why I live in AZ!

  2. Rlynh on 11/11/12 at 7:12 pm

    I have no doubt the money will be forthcoming, if only for the “seeing to be seen” factor. But such people notoriously maneuver and vote for their own best interest, and I’m pretty sure the smart ones among them have seen that this inept President-wannabe (yes, I said it) is not in their best interest.

  3. Barbara on 11/11/12 at 7:16 pm

    ” What kind of message does it send that he would rather have charities divert money to his reelection campaign than be used for their intended purpose…?”

    That’s he’s more important than anyone else. Next question?

  4. Rich K on 11/11/12 at 7:25 pm

    BTB, Non-Profit does not mean charity, It just means it does not have shareholders or trade on an exchange, according to IRS rules.

  5. P. Aaron on 11/11/12 at 7:26 pm

    This stadium thing looks at it like an attempt at a Denver repeat…skip the columns, just bring cash.

  6. TTT on 11/11/12 at 7:46 pm

    Too bad Obama will still win the election.

    Republicans think they can oust him easily. They will be wrong.

  7. vrytix on 11/11/12 at 8:34 pm

    It’s easy to say Obama or whoever will win an election. Karl Rove predicting that McCain would beat Obama, but few really believed it.

    The economy will determine if Obama wins or not. I can’t predict, nor do I think anyone can at this point, just what the unemployment level and other econ. stats will be in early November.

    Actually, few Republicans REALLY think it would be easy to beat Obama (depending, of course, on the economy.)

    As many media analysts have said, it will undoubtedly be an unusually dirty political campaign between the Democrats and Republicans.

    May I just suggest that everyone try to focus on the true records and positions of the nominees?

  8. mikee on 11/11/12 at 8:46 pm

    Actually, Republicans know that the way President Obama has consolidated his voters is quite effective, and that it will be hard to defeat him. His Chicago style politics are successful because they, like any system of corrupt government, require great effort through ethical behavior to defeat. And while the administration can bribe Senators to vote for Obamacare, give >80% of waivers to avoid Obamacare to unions that supported Obamacare, subvert law to throw GM bondholders under the bus, allow Black Panthers to avoid conviction for voter intimidation, make recess appointments while the Senate is in session, use military force overseas without Congressional approval, fund ACORN offspring despite Congressional defunding of the same people, and so on, the Republicans for some reason are expected to behave in such a meek manner that they cannot win.

    Well to heck with that. The Republicans will win, because as a famous Republican once said, “…you can’t fool all the people all the time.” And now that the President has had three years to demonstrate his meaning of “Hope and Change” there are plenty of people who will vote for a syphilitic camel against President Obama, let alone a Romney or any other Republican candidate.

  9. Rachel on 11/11/12 at 10:14 pm

    @Rich K: In financial industry parlance, “public” refers to a company with shares traded on an exchange and/or shareholders, “private” refers to companies without shareholders, and “non-profit” is just as it sounds: their purpose is not to make a profit and no one (private owner or shareholder) gets a piece of the net earnings.
    Bank of America is a public company, and its auditor, for example, is most likely a private firm. Both are for-profit endeavors.

  10. bandit on 12/12/12 at 8:11 am

    Maybe the dolts who support him will figure it out, but after seeing and hearing them it’s pretty unlikely.