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Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Charlotte
nationaljournal.com ^ | May 10, 2012 | George E. Condon Jr.

Posted on 05/10/2012 12:04:00 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Democrats who already were queasy about the site of their national convention could be excused after Tuesday's election in North Carolina if they asked, "Tell me again just why we're going to Charlotte this year?"

In fact, many Democrats privately are asking exactly that after the state's voters overwhelmingly approved a measure outlawing not just same-sex marriage -- which already was illegal in North Carolina -- but also any form of civil unions.

Almost immediately after the vote, more than 20,000 people signed a "move the convention" petition being pushed by a New York group called Gay Marriage USA. And Twitter accounts lit up with hundreds of angry tweets demanding the party pull out of Charlotte.

And it's not as if things were going swimmingly for convention organizers before Tuesday's vote. Fundraising was lagging with the Democrats' decision not to accept money from corporations, making it much more difficult to reach the needed $36.6 million.

That led to more pressure on labor unions to pony up. But they would rather spend their money on grassroots efforts and are still miffed that the party decided to go to a "right to work" state and a city with few unionized hotels.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: charlotte; convention; democrats; dnc; having; homosexualagenda; northcarolina; second; thoughts

1 posted on 05/10/2012 12:04:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well the Democrats would probably destroy the city during the convention as is their way, so the Charlotte business folks are faced with sort of a damned if ya do, or ya don’t situation aren’t they.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

I suggest Provincetown, MA as a MORE that suitable venue!


3 posted on 05/10/2012 12:11:14 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

than


4 posted on 05/10/2012 12:11:29 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Color NC red.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 12:11:42 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should move it to Havana Cuba: a city that has all the Democrat virtues and ideas in one neat package. :)


6 posted on 05/10/2012 12:12:32 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: rockinqsranch

Shi- they should just book it at Romneys house. He agrees with far more of their agenda than even democrats in NC do.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 12:12:57 PM PDT by myself6
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should “boycott” Charlotte and then have their boy Holder bring a few “lawsuits” against North Carolina. “Hope and change” or not, freakin’ police states and Marxist dictators suck.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 12:15:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not mentioned in the article is the fact that one of the former heads of Bank of America, former Obama supporter and BMIC (BIG man in Charlotte) by the name of McColl is hosting a fundraiser for Romney. LOL


9 posted on 05/10/2012 12:16:31 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The matter was put up for a vote and the people decided. If the Democrats don’t like it, then they can do the people of the beautiful state of North Carolina a favor by not being there to stink up the place. The people of North Carolina can return the favor by helping to retire the Obama regime.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 12:20:26 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (I don't have a blog to pimp, nor would I pimp it if I had one. I swear.)
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To: US Navy Vet
I suggest Provincetown, MA as a MORE than suitable venue!

:-)

On a visit to the Cape back in the 1980's, I literally knew nothing much about the whole area beside Chappaquiddick, of course. Heading up from Dennis, our family ended up in P-town. Suffice it to say, it was a very short stay once I saw what was going on there. Absolutely disgusting!
11 posted on 05/10/2012 12:22:04 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dems should move their convention to the Southside of Chicago... or South Central LA. They should help the communities they get their votes from...


12 posted on 05/10/2012 12:22:57 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NY, LA or Chicago. I don’t think anybody else wants it in their backyard.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 12:24:12 PM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s lots of places they’ve already polluted and destroyed so much that they’d be welcomed big time! Burlington, Ithaca, Austin, Madison, Asheville...


14 posted on 05/10/2012 12:25:38 PM PDT by albie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why not just move the convention to the islands off Alaska that Obozo just gave to his commie brethren over in Russia!!!

F’ing commies...I hope they keep driving this wedge...it will clearly define the choices this November and we can finally silence these Un-American, freedom hating criminals!!!

The entire Democratic party will be obliterated at the polls.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 12:26:43 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: ILS21R

The Detroit Silver Dome would be a perfect fit, they won’t have to dream about what “Forward” will achieve. They will be able to see it in real life.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Am pleased the democRATS want to move the convention. Maybe am more than pleased ... ecstatic and cup runneth over with joy ... type of pleased. North Carolina deserves better than democRATS. Praying for full RED in 2012 from the federal level, the state level, down to the local level.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 12:40:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Bring it here to Los Angeles. Mayor Tony Villar can give opening remarks about how the city budget will be balanced by tripling and quadrupling the price of a parking ticket.
"Our Meters only work half the time, and they will run down fast. Prepare to pawn shop your children and gold teeth. And that is a good thing"
18 posted on 05/10/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Charlotte may get lucky on this one, and the donks will reschedule for San Fran or Seattle.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 1:16:23 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suggest San Francisco, as in 1984. First, there is NO queasiness about gay marriage there. And second, hopefully Obama can duplicate Walter Mondale’s electoral performance that year.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 1:17:31 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Awwwww - don’t move. Then I won’t be able to PROTEST!

(I work in Charlotte!)


21 posted on 05/10/2012 1:48:52 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Move it to Detroit.

That’s what they want all of America to look like, anyway.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 1:55:25 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: re_nortex; US Navy Vet

The entire DNC (especially Barry) would be very at home at the premier shop in P-Town.....”Spank the Monkey”.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 2:21:11 PM PDT by surrey
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To: RavenLooneyToon

“The Detroit Silver Dome would be a perfect fit, they won’t have to dream about what “Forward” will achieve. They will be able to see it in real life.”

I wish there was a like button for your comment.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 2:29:03 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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