Skip to comments.Democrats Fail to 'Pay Their Fair Share' in Charlotte
Posted on 09/09/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT by morethanright
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Democrats left their gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina, not having paid "their fair share." According to Bloomberg News, the party of the "little guy" left Charlotte "with more than $5 million in immediate obligations and may require a direct cash infusion from the Obama campaign to pay vendors," said Bloomberg.
These vendors were located inside the Charlotte Convention Center and the Time Warner Cable Arena. Vendors located outside were equally short changed.
Legacy Village was the vendor's area situated under a tent outside the convention hall, where delegates voted to expel God and Jerusalem from the party's consciousness before its convention chair blunted their wishes, reinstating them into the party platform. Legacy Village vendors paid as much as $3,000 for the privilege of setting up shop close to the delegates, hoping for a little change. It didn't quite turn out that way.
"We've lost so much money from the way things have been set up, said Nila Nicholas, who sold marshmallows decorated with Michelle Obama's face. Ken Toltz, of Denver-based Obama-Bling.com, who sells political pins, said, "I did probably about 50 percent of what I hoped to do," reported the Tacoma News Tribune.
It seems that security barricades, set up to prevent the press from asking Democratic delegates if they were better off than they were four years ago, also drove foot traffic away from Legacy Village, Democratic Party-approved, Solyndra-like entrepreneurs.
However, free-spirited capitalists were undaunted. "They paid $3,000 for a rip-off," a T-shirt seller said of the Legacy Village vendors to the Tribune. He and many other nimble thinkers made bank down the street - having paid no fee to gain access to the crony-capitalist zone established outside the convention hall. "It was unclear ... whether the city had given the vendors outside the convention center permits to sell," said the Tribune. While Charlottes' regulatory bureaucrats slept, little entrepreneurs saw an opportunity, a need and met it. You could even say, "They built that."
The Democratic Host Committee, needless to say, was embarrassed. "When we heard that our vendors were frustrated, the host committee made several efforts to publicize their presence, directed visitors to their space, and waived contractual penalties for early departure, giving vendors the option to leave." Yes, the best laid schemes of mice and men.
In his Charlotte speech to his party's delegates, the presidents said we should forget the failures of his last four years and, instead, look to his next term for "achievable plans that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation." He couldn't even do that in Charlotte, and convention vendors desperately await an Obama campaign bailout.
That little T-shirt seller in Charlotte encapsulated the economic effects that spread-the-wealth-around Obamanomics has had on the nation - "rip-off."
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It seems Obama carry’s with him a microcausm of his economic policy’s.
How can we expect the next 4 years will be any different than the last with the same man? How are we suppose to judge a president by his words or his actions?
When you are dealing with grifters and shop lifters, wise people only sell on a cash and carry basis behind the protection of an iron cage with bullet proof windows.
hows that saying go? lay down with dogs get up with fleas?
Zero and co have a history of leaving unpaid bills behind. To me, as a business man that signals 2 things. One, they don’t pay their bills. 2 if I still feel the need to do business with them CASH up front or work starts when the check clears.
He’s arrpgant enough to belueve that he can make everything okey dokey just be showing up.
Guess they didn’t sell many messiah teeshirts or prophesy fulfilled posters. LOL
obama is like the plague. There is damage, destruction and desperation whereever he goes.
DNC in town ask for cash up front.
“obama is like the plague. There is damage, destruction and desperation whereever he goes.”
And I hope these vendors make sure their stories reach people in epidemic fashion.
The best laid were the trannies accepting food stamps.
“We’ve lost so much money from the way things have been set up, said Nila Nicholas, who sold marshmallows decorated with Michelle Obama’s face. Ken Toltz, of Denver-based Obama-Bling.com, who sells political pins, said, “I did probably about 50 percent of what I hoped to do,” reported the Tacoma News Tribune.
Truly stupid. This woman thought she was gonna make back the $3k by selling marshmallows with MO’s face on them? Hahahahahahaha
Oh well. Dems hate you capitalist pig vendors anyway.
Nothing new. They always leave without paying their bills.
marshmallows decorated with Michelle Obamas face.
Called Gimme S-mores.
In the true spirit of the DNC those vendors should have been overjoyed to pay the $3000 fee and give their merchandise away. It’s the Obama way!
Only the little people pay bills.
>>marshmallows decorated with Michelle Obamas face.
Called Gimme S-mores.<<
Best post on the thread!
No surprise. Just look at how many venues and schools/cities/counties have been stiffed by Obummer’s campaign.
Dems are very good at stiffing ‘the little guy’ election after election, all while touting how they are the same “little guy’s’ slavation. Hmmm; ‘slavation’; think I’ll let the typo stand; they do enslave them while claiming to be their salvation.
Rhetorical: what about Clinton’s and Clinton’s’s campaign debts...were they ever paid?
Clinton, Giuliani, Edwards campaigns still in debt http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75211.html
Questions Remain Regarding Dodds Campaign Debts http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/ctnj.php/archives/entry/questions_remain_regarding_dodds_presidential_campaign_debts/
...said Nila Nicholas, who sold marshmallows decorated with Michelle Obama’s face.
Did she actually sell any?
No worry. Since James Rogers the CEO of Duke Energy here in NC has offered $10 million in a loan that will never be repaid, the Dems will be fine. He is after all a big convention co-host with the DNC. NC with an unemployment rate of 9.6% will just have those who can still afford energy for their homes pay for the shortage. As we say in the south “God Bess his heart”
Democrats usually manage to get taxpayers to pay for their fun.
**who sold marshmallows decorated with Michelle Obama’s face.**
Sound s mighty racist to me!