The Democrats Going To Charlotte
The Republican Party lost the White House to a vastly different Democratic Party in 1992 than the lost it to in 2008. The Democratic Party of 1992 represented an effort by the Democrats to communicate with poorer families, living in what are termed “working class neighborhoods.” The modern Democratic Party views these people as a legacy population that the state will just have to support. The difference in composition between the previous Democratic Party championed by Bill Clinton and the newer Democratic Party represented by Barack Obama has led to a situation that has put Barack Obama squarely on the defensive for the past three years of his Presidency. It may well have been the final impetus for The Jacksonian uprising that dubbed itself The Tea Party.
Joel Kotkin writes in the Daily Beast about this phenomenon. He opines that “Barack Obama’s New Chicago Politics Abandon Bill Clinton’s Winning Coalition.” He makes some particularly valid points about the Democratic Party and its new coalition that properly address the New Left gravamen of the Democratic Party. This explains well the policy choices this organization would make if they were given unlimited power.
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Some helpful reminders to progressive protesters at Charlotte.
I thought that I’d be useful and walk the slave’s flatteries and child’s imitations that are the modern Left protest movement through what’s expected of them this week at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, as well as what their betters will tolerate from said protesters. I know, I know: some of the folks on my side feel that one should not give those people any | Read More »
Sex Trafficking At The Conventions
As thousands gathered last week for the Republican National Convention and will this week for the Democratic National Convention, another major story goes largely unreported right outside the convention doors. As is the case with other large events, sex trafficking will spike in the convention cities and local efforts to fight the problem may partially be in vain.
Union Bosses Keeping [Mostly] Low Profiles At DNC’s Union-Free Convention
Union bosses have made such a big deal about being upset with the DNC’s pick of Charlotte, North Carolina for its convention (even going so far as having an August ’shadow convention‘) that, while they may be in the state for the Barack Obama nomination celebration, they’re making every effort to make it look like they’re absent. Adding insult to injury, not only is North | Read More »
Radical Islam Joins the DNC
Starting at the end of this month the Democratic National Convention will open with a focus on Islam. 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend according to the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), the national Muslim American non-profit coordinating the two days of events they claim are non-political. ”Jumah at the DNC” begins August 29 and will start with a Friday afternoon jummah prayer followed by other unnamed | Read More »
If the Presidential Election were to take place tomorrow, Barack Obama would win a 2nd term by a razor-thin margin. He has basically led Mitt Romney from wire-to-wire thus far, but has failed to put him away. However, a confluence of recent trends in fundraising, burn rate and overall enthusiasm suggests that Barack Obama will have to significantly change his current trajectory if he wants | Read More »
Charlotte Democratic convention’s appeal simply becoming more selective*.
It would appear that the Democratic party cannot afford a fourth day of festivities, to the point where they’re going to cancel their orignial kickoff event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But don’t worry: the ceremonial anointing of The One will still be taking place at the Bank of America Stadium. Hold on, let me repeat that, for the benefit of the six remaining progressives | Read More »
Is YOUR Democratic politician going to the Democratic convention?
Because we’re getting quite a list going of Democrats who are too frightened of being associated with the President to want to go to an Obama-dominated convention (or, as Michelle Malkin rather elegantly put it, the upcoming “Tarheel trainwreck“). So far… West Virginia: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Senator Joe Manchin, Rep. Nick Rahall; New York: Rep. Kathy Hochul, Rep. Bill Owens Pennsylvania: Rep. Mark Critz | Read More »
The Truly Massive ALEC Protests (Video)
The way the media is covering the ALEC protests, you would imagine they were about as huge as the OWS protests (which were also by and large pathetically attended in comparison to the TEA Party protests but endlessly hyped by the media). Turns out, maybe not so much. Check out this video from Ben Howe about the truly massive anti-ALEC posts in Charlotte: I hope | Read More »
Charlotte Workers Offered Free Legal Aid To Fight DNC Convention Discrimination
You’ve probably seen the reports from RedState’s Ben Howe on the Democratic National Committee discriminating against union-free Charlotte-area businesses on awarding 2012 Convention work, then Charlotte’s Mayor Foxx denying it, only to see the DNC award the Convention work to a Beltway union-company anyway. You may have also heard the Ritz Carlton, Charlotte employee who was told that he (and other employees) were to be displaced during | Read More »
The DNC, As Sly As A Foxx
The DNC national convention is going to Charlotte in 2012, and there is something fishy going on. To read about it, check out these articles by Ben Howe, and LaborUnionReport. Cross-Posted: TobyToons.com (Conservative Political Cartoons)
A Note To Charlotte’s Workers: Get A Written Guarantee You Won’t Be Outsourced To Unions
Based on a tip last week and subsequent conversations with employees at Charlotte’s Ritz Carlton who, according to them, had been told that they are to be displaced by union workers during the DNC’s 2012 Convention, apparently Charlotte’s mayor and the hotel are saying that the story is untrue. According to WBT.com’s Chris Miller’s twitter feed: Ritz-Carlton calls today’s RedState story “absolutely false.” If the story | Read More »
DNC Union Favoritism Forcing Furloughs Of Charlotte’s Non-Union Hotel Workers?
In February, when the Democratic National Committee chose Charlotte, North Carolina as the host city for its September 2012 convention, it left the door wide open for the Charlotte-area’s union-free workforce to be discriminated against in favor union workers. Although Charlotte’s Democrat Mayor, Anthony Foxx (who is facing GOP challenger Scott Stone in Tuesday’s election), has denied the allegation, it appears Foxx has been misleading | Read More »
Dems Dodge Questions On Discriminatory Union PLAs For DNC Convention
In February, when North Carolina was awarded the Democratic National Convention over forced-union states, we alerted you to the devil in the details of the DNC having its convention in a predominantly union-free state. At issue is something traditionally known as Project Labor Agreements that give work to unionized employers and, as well, discriminate against union-free workers. Now, that devil appears to be rearing its | Read More »
What to do in Charlotte, NC
If you’re within a reasonable driving distance of Charlotte, NC and want to learn how to organize for a free America, you need to attend this event this weekend. Bar none, this is the best training you will ever get as a conservative activist. As an added bonus? You get to hang out with me. I’m serious. You need to put down your protest signs | Read More »