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Empty Seats -- Obama fundraiser underwhelms
Politico44 ^ | 06/13/11 8:06 PM | By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN

Posted on 06/13/2011 10:50:53 PM PDT by jennychase

MIAMI, Fla. -- A low-dollar fundraiser here Monday felt like a throwback to the 2008 campaign.

There was the same old soundtrack – including “City of Blinding Lights” by U2, the president’s 2008 anthem -- the enthusiastic organizers and the abundant appeals for supporters to rally behind President Obama.

The one missing element? Overflowing crowds.

Granted, it was a fundraiser, not a free rally. But the empty seats were hard to miss.

The top level of the 2,200-seat concert hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts was entirely empty, as were the seats along the side of the second and third levels.

"The expectation was 900," a Democratic official said, and more than 980 tickets were sold.

Tickets for the Gen 44 event started at $44, the official said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; emptyseats; fundraiser; obama

1 posted on 06/13/2011 10:50:58 PM PDT by jennychase
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2 posted on 06/13/2011 10:54:38 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: jennychase

This is no big deal because my banker buddies and I have plenty
of resources to write the Wee Wee a bigger check if we have to

3 posted on 06/13/2011 10:56:04 PM PDT by Zakeet (The difference between the Wee Wee and a battery ... the battery has a positive side)
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To: jennychase
The top level of the 2,200-seat concert hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts was entirely empty, as were the seats along the side of the second and third levels.

Well, I can understand the empty seats at the venue in that city. Most of Miami was out watching the victory parade for the Miami Heat and cheering on Lebron James for his pivotal role in claiming the NBA Championship for South Florida. /s

4 posted on 06/13/2011 10:56:14 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: jennychase

Any word on how many commie metrosexual “men” fainted at this one?


5 posted on 06/13/2011 10:56:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: jennychase

“The reason we’re here today is because our work’s not done,” Obama said after hushing the crowd. “
+

You’re telling me he’s not done destroying the country??


6 posted on 06/13/2011 10:57:12 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: jennychase

The seats that weren’t empty likely held a lot of local union members being paid to attend.


7 posted on 06/13/2011 10:57:36 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: jennychase

Since Obama took office;
Unemployment up 25%.
Nations Debt up 35%.
Gas up 104%.
http://yfrog.com/gza23qnj


8 posted on 06/13/2011 11:11:15 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: jennychase

U2’s song is to blame because Joe Scarborough over uses it, especially as he dances in the spandex liberal tights ‘’’’’’ika made for him.


9 posted on 06/13/2011 11:16:06 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: jennychase

Ping


10 posted on 06/13/2011 11:17:04 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: re_nortex

Obie apologist much????


11 posted on 06/13/2011 11:18:46 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The empty seats were probably purchased by the unions who want Barry to win reelection but don’t want to spend/waste their time listening to him talk.


12 posted on 06/13/2011 11:20:28 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: South40

That animated gif is excellent.


13 posted on 06/13/2011 11:49:07 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: Sea Parrot

Thanks. :-)


14 posted on 06/13/2011 11:55:57 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: Zakeet

“This is no big deal because my banker buddies and I have plenty
of resources to write the Wee Wee a bigger check if we have to”

Good! I like it when Libs pi$$ good $ away on hopeless causes. It means there’s less to use doing damage to the world. Before this is over, Soros will be about the only source of funding that O has left. Sure doesn’t seem to me like all his old sources of cash don’t share the philosophy of cutting their own throats anymore.


15 posted on 06/14/2011 12:05:27 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: max americana

Just a year and a half of destruction left to go. Je;ll ramp it up as much as he can. Gonna be his downfall... unfortunately, probably the rest of civilization’s as well.


16 posted on 06/14/2011 12:07:30 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Edit - “He will”


17 posted on 06/14/2011 12:09:09 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: re_nortex
Well, I can understand the empty seats at the venue in that city. Most of Miami was out watching the victory parade for the Miami Heat and cheering on Lebron James for his pivotal role in claiming the NBA Championship for South Florida. /s

Man, that's cold. Funny but cold nonetheless. :=)

18 posted on 06/14/2011 12:10:46 AM PDT by Bob
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To: jennychase
Sounds like this buffoon is getting his campaign started right.


19 posted on 06/14/2011 12:22:23 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bob
I'm just glad someone caught the humor. I feared I was a tad too hip for the room for a while there. Heh, heh, heh. :-)

Thanks...goodnight...you've been a great crowd...try our potato wrapped in foil...and tip your waiters and waitresses.

20 posted on 06/14/2011 12:25:13 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: jennychase

Obama’s handlers won’t let this happen again.

The One must be protected from embarrassment and the Rubes must be fed enough bovine excrement to keep them in line.

Venues will be downsized and empty seats will be stuffed by party loyalists and paid union members.

Only the compliant, Obama rumpswabbing media who know what to report and what not to report will be permitted inside.


21 posted on 06/14/2011 1:38:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster - Sun Tzu)
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"The expectation was 900," a Democratic official said, and more than 980 tickets were sold.

lol. "You lie!"

22 posted on 06/14/2011 2:33:21 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: jennychase
Oh Yea of little faith. . . . .
I have said and will continue to say . . . . .
ZERO has two chances at reelection.
1. VERY SLIM
2. NONE. . . . .
23 posted on 06/14/2011 4:03:54 AM PDT by DeaconRed (If I knew then what I know now. I would have studied harder in school. . . . .)
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To: jennychase

One would like to think there’s still hope for America, and that the legions of cretins, socialists, and racialists who elected the idiot in the White House have had a change of mind, if they even have minds to change.

We’ll have to wait another year to find out.


24 posted on 06/14/2011 4:31:25 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

And remember...

nobama hates you, hates your family, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer.

Everything nobama does is intentional.

God help us all.


25 posted on 06/14/2011 4:35:16 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: South40

Good one.


26 posted on 06/14/2011 4:41:12 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jennychase

I used to really like that song.


27 posted on 06/14/2011 4:44:09 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Iron Munro
You got it right. His handlers vastly overestimated the crowd size and this is anathema to a political campaign.

You have to make sure that whatever venue you pick is crowded. No empty seats. Obviously Hussein's popularity is not as high as they believe.

28 posted on 06/14/2011 5:16:44 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We ... have a purpose ... no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: Iron Munro

This is Florida, where the dead will once again come out to

vote.

Barry MUST win there, so all the “shovel ready” jobs he

created will be unearthing of graves.


29 posted on 06/14/2011 5:34:54 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Fido969

“The expectation was 900,”

So we rented a theater that seats 2200 because we like to lose money and make the boss look bad. Now, reelect us so we can run your life too....

Also interesting to read the comments, not much O support out there.


30 posted on 06/14/2011 7:32:40 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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