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Democrats cobble together stadium crowd for Obama's speech piece by piece (Bussed in)
The Windsor Star / The Associated Press ^ | September 3, 2012 | Julie Pace

Posted on 09/03/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighbouring South Carolina.

Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Barack 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...

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


TOPICS: North Carolina; South Carolina; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; democrats; northcarolina; obama; seebreakingnews; southcarolina
Oh how the mighty have fallen.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 8:59:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine if a few Republican hecklers infiltrated that crowd the way Code Pink protesters invaded the Republican convention.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 9:05:55 AM PDT by allendale
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow... A half empty stadium and angry activists booing or throwing condoms at Cardinal Dolan... Lots of bad imagery for the Dems coming Thursday.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 9:06:33 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bus! The bus! = How to fill the stadium and create great diversity. God that has got to cost a lot of money! Great to if someone could film and interview attendees arriving by bus. How much did you pay for you ticket to stadium? Ticket on bus? Where have you been staying during the convention?

Or we could just interview an empty bus seat.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 9:07:36 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth Income = Net Work)
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To: stocksthatgoup

How to blow a campaign budget in one evening of hubris.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 9:09:06 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth Income = Net Work)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

One and Done.

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 9:12:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope that Breitbart, PJMedia and those folks get there with a video and ask who these people are, and who’s paying for it all.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 9:15:09 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will the unions be getting OT pay?

Pray for America


8 posted on 09/03/2012 9:15:13 AM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They need to use a little good ol' lefty ingenuity and all will be fine for them.

All they need is a few hundred air pumps and....


9 posted on 09/03/2012 9:17:00 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They should be able to do it with the imported student body--maybe attendance followed by rock music and free beer following the acceptance speech of the Chosen One.
10 posted on 09/03/2012 9:19:10 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: allendale

Ride the bus there, take your seat....and then walk out at the last minute.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 9:21:04 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if any of them will obligingly fake a faint during the speech, so that Obama can ask someone to help that person and then tell them to give the person a bottle of water. That was a common routine in his 2008 campaign speeches.


12 posted on 09/03/2012 9:25:43 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could you imagine getting on the bus at 7Am and going all the way to Charlotte, getting out and having to stay in the stadium for hours in the Charlotte heat, or better yet, rain? And the pay off is another speech from O’Bumbler complete with six year old platitudes. Followed by a smelly bus ride all the way home, some for hundreds of miles. NO THANK YOU!


13 posted on 09/03/2012 9:31:23 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” The campaign says the size of Obama’s events this summer have purposely been kept low. “

Yea right ahahahhahahahahahaha hahahahahahahha
ahahahahahha
The problem is folks..the Democrats KNOW for a fact that at least %50 Americans are as dumb as sh*t and they can pull off a fake convention and people will believe it..The TV watchers will swallow it .
You don’t think for a SECOND that the Democrats actually believe most of what they say ? You can’t . They count on an IGNORANT public to believe ANYTHING..That’s how he got elected in the first place


14 posted on 09/03/2012 9:32:24 AM PDT by sonic109 (The 1st Revolution was about taxes ..the 2nd one will be also)
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To: Rocky

Sit for three or four hours on a bus then wait three or four hours in the Charlotte heat and you will not have to FAKE anybody fainting. I predict more than one medical emergency!


15 posted on 09/03/2012 9:32:46 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: bray

Double your EBT for 6 months and a Section 8 housing voucher in the city of your choice.

Watch ‘em pile in to the rooftop.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 9:36:21 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: bray

Of course.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 9:36:44 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nascarnation
No matter how many morons they bus in the SEATS WILL STILL BE EMPTY. Including their Chairmans.
18 posted on 09/03/2012 9:38:56 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Stand Watch Listen
The stands are being filled as we speak.

CREDIT TO:

Stand Watch Listen

19 posted on 09/03/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lord, please deliver a torential down pour right before Obama comes out to speak.


20 posted on 09/03/2012 9:39:53 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Busing is nothing new to North Carolina, they’re still doing that with their children in the public schools.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 9:42:15 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals could NOT get to Church, a Protest or a RALLY unless BUSSES ARE PROVIDED FOR THEM!!!! OMG!!!


22 posted on 09/03/2012 9:48:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: demkicker
It would prefer to have a beautiful day and no one come.

Check Mate!!

23 posted on 09/03/2012 9:53:12 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: EGPWS
All they need is a few hundred air pumps and....

Seems a van full of air compressors is needed ...




24 posted on 09/03/2012 10:03:48 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In fairness to the DNC, it is hard to fill seats, when so many of your voters are in coffins.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 10:04:12 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The big question is whether they will need a pack of smokes and a Visa gift card to bribe people to fill those seats or if just a decent box lunch will be enough?


26 posted on 09/03/2012 10:04:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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27 posted on 09/03/2012 10:10:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bet the convention ends up looking like a Tarzan movie.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 10:44:57 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: stocksthatgoup

It's all about the "optics" these days.

29 posted on 09/03/2012 11:13:03 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
nothing a call to Industrial Light and Magic can't fix...
30 posted on 09/03/2012 1:53:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA etc.


31 posted on 09/03/2012 6:32:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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