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  • In the Ayes of the Beholder

    09/10/2012 8:55:53 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 8 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-10 13:17:04 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Many reading this column are no doubt familiar with the shocking, embarrassing, and very public fight that occurred on the floor of the Charlotte Convention Center when President Obama called for a hasty re-inclusion of God and Jerusalem into the Democratic Party platform. When convention chair, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, put the president's motion before the delegates for a voice vote, those shouting "No!" carried the day. Villaraigosa disingenuously ruled that, in his "opinion," the "ayes" won and the president's motion was carried.Critics charged that overriding the delegate's wishes was a cynical attempt by Democratic Party elites...
  • How do you rate President Obama’s speech? (poll to Freep)

    09/07/2012 8:28:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2012
    How do you rate President Obama’s speech on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention accepting his party’s nomination?
  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the DNC (video at link)

    09/06/2012 7:33:16 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    The only good thing I got out of the DNC Convention. Politics aside, may God bless Gabrielle Giffords and her continued recovery.
  • Dick Morris: What Obama Must Do Tonight (video at link)

    09/06/2012 5:20:08 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 2 replies
    In this video commentary, I discuss what Barack Obama must do in his speech tonight to help him succeed. After two days of accomplishing nothing, Obama has to pick up the slack. Tune in!Tonight at 10 PM EST at, I will be LIVE Tweeting my reactions to the Democratic National Convention speeches. Please join me at and we’ll have some fun together...

    09/05/2012 9:27:35 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 9 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | September 5, 2012
    VIDEO: Democrats may be "pro-choice" when it comes to giving women the "right" to butcher their babies, but it ends there, as this great video from Reason.TV proves.
  • Clinton: Obama has laid the foundation for a better economy

    09/05/2012 9:07:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 5, 2012 | Stephanie Condon
    (CBS News) CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday night dove into the depths of policy details and soared on lofty rhetoric to make the case for President Obama's re-election, as he officially nominated the president for the Democratic nomination.
  • Menino slams Romney’s ‘wrong-headed’ gov stint (Boston Mayor said "Martha Lutha King, Joonya")

    09/05/2012 7:15:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2012 | Erin Smith and Joe Battenfeld
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino hit all the right notes today for Democratic National Convention officials who wanted him to tell voters why Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the wrong choice — but hizzoner failed to deliver his most intensely anticipated political message, who he will back in the Bay State’s hotly contested Senate race.
  • A Hollywood Opening Prayer For The DNC?

    09/04/2012 11:07:49 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • DNC 2012: Still Kitschin' (Must-See Photos)

    09/04/2012 4:50:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | September 2, 2012 | Dave Weigel
    CHARLOTTE -- The first difference I've spotted between this convention and the RNC is the ready availability of candidate kitsch. Real passion eludes Mitt Romney. He's like the median presidential candidate -- his base will vote for him, but not venerate him. But the Cult of Obama staggers on. North Carolina is 21.5 percent black; Charlotte, 35 percent. In 2008, Obama won North Carolina by a scant 14,000 votes. He carried Mecklenberg County -- Charlotte and suburbs -- by 100,000. (That was up from a 12,000-vote margin here for the Kerry-Edwards ticket.) My plane into the city was chock-a-block with...
  • Obama campaign says it will fill stadium for convention’s finale

    09/01/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies
    Obama campaign says it will fill stadium for convention’s finale By Amie Parnes - 09/01/12 06:00 AM ET Team Obama promises it will fill every one of the seats in Charlotte’s mammoth football stadium Thursday night when President Obama closes the Democratic National Convention with a speech accepting his party’s nomination. For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue. But the Obama campaign says it’s got it covered, and that all...
  • DNC security rules trigger free speech worries

    09/01/2012 5:28:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Starting Saturday, someone walking through Charlotte's central business district could run afoul of the law by carrying water bottles, hair spray, socks or magic markers under sweeping security rules enacted ahead of the Democratic National Convention. It would take a particularly strict reading of the rules for someone to be arrested simply for possessing one of those items, but the possibility exists — which worries protesters and free speech advocates. They fear authorities could trample on people's constitutional rights in the name of protecting public safety. The changes to city ordinances adopted earlier this year for "extraordinary events" ban a...
  • DNC Sand Sculpture at Ritz-Carlton Scrapped

    08/31/2012 11:59:15 AM PDT · by Rona Badger · 48 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | August 30, 2012 | April Bethea
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. A planned sand sculpture that was set to go in front of The Ritz-Carlton in uptown Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention is no longer being built, according to the hotel. In a news release, organizers said the sculpture won’t be built “in order to ensure optimal security at that location.” The sculpture was supposed to be formally revealed at an event Friday, but that has now also been cancelled. Earlier this week, Dan Belcher with Sandtastic told NewsChannel 36 that the sculpture was to include a carving of the DNC logo, stars and strips and a message...
  • The Real 2012 DNC Logo

    08/23/2012 10:22:24 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    There's another one floating around with a bunch of anonymous red figures in the circle...DON'T BE FOOLED! (inspired by a comment by a fellow Freeper about a month ago, if I remembered who I would name them...)
  • Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality, ENDA revealed

    08/09/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    LGBTQ Nation / The Washington Blade ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chris Johnson
    The draft language in the Democratic Party platform endorsing marriage equality has been revealed and shown to say “we support marriage equality” is set to become a tenet of the party’s beliefs. In addition to endorsing marriage equality, the language also calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and urges passage of DOMA repeal legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Notably, the language explicitly backs religious freedom for marriage, saying religions should “decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.” Buzzfeed was first to make the language public ahead of the scheduled...

    12/09/2011 3:41:53 PM PST · by jakerobins · 20 replies
    In John Heilemann's cover story "2012=1968?," he wonders whether Occupy Wall Street protesters will do to Charlotte's Democratic National Convention in the summer of 2012 what demonstrators did to the Chicago DNC in 1968. The North Carolina city, sometimes called the "Wall Street of the South," is not taking any chances, and is already working to pass an ordinance that would make occupying downtown spaces with tents a "public nuisance," in addition to banning "noxious substances," padlocks, and other camping equipment. The fact that it would knock out the city's current overnight demonstrators is an added bonus.
  • Preparations begin for ‘historic' Democratic convention

    10/20/2011 6:34:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Sun Journal ^ | October 19, 2011 | Barry Smith
    BURLINGTON – A key player working to put together the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte called next year’s event “rather historic.”The last Democratic National Convention to be held in the South took place in Atlanta in 1988. Before that, it was in Miami in 1972, Kevin Monroe, deputy director of intergovernmental affairs and outreach for the Democratic National Convention Committee, told the Democratic Women of Alamance County gathering in Burlington Tuesday night.Before that, you have to go all the way back to 1860 when it was in Charleston, S.C. “The eyes of the world are on your city for a...
  • Charlotte Cops Preparing For Potential Riots Ahead of Dem. Convention

    10/20/2011 12:21:33 PM PDT · by Baladas · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 20, 2011 | Becket Adams
    Police forces in Charlotte, NC, are preparing for unruly crowds when the 2012 Democratic National Convention comes to town, according to recent reports. “Charlotte’s police department is already stocking up on riot gear and training officers in riot-control techniques in preparation for the event,” Newser reports. Although the city already has a few hundred trained riot police, they have decided to recruit almost every one of them for intensive riot training—just in case. So what goes into “intensive” riot training? “It’s a very controlled, measured response with a lot of practice,” said Deputy Chief Harold Medlock. Medlock is overseeing the...