Since 2007 we have called Barack Obama a flim-flam man, a con artist. But although many accept that analysis now, they still continue to ignore our wisdom as to how to deal with confidence men, flim-flammers, pickpockets and the like. The key to understanding is not to look at the shiny objects they display but – watch what they are doing and what they don’t want you to see, also – compare the promises to the performance.
Let’s apply these principles to the Obama Dimocratic convention. The convention was a success of a show but did it achieve it’s aims? The throngs of circus clowns emerged from their tiny cars, the seals balanced the rubber balls on their noses, the donkeys brayed musical notes, Big Media applauded, the show was a hit – but did the box office pay off? Did it? No, it was a big fat flop.
The Obama Dimocratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina was a big flat flop. It’s not an opinion we are expressing. We are simply looking at what the convention was supposed to achieve – according to the Obama campaign – and comparing it to what the undisputed facts demonstrate actually happened.
What, according to the Barack Obama campaign, was the aim of the Obama convention in Charlotte, North Carolina? This “what?” question is always important but especially so in this matter because of the costs paid by the Obama campaign.
Remember, in 2008 Barack Obama barely won North Carolina (Obama won by three-tenths of one percent). Obama For America (hereinafter “Oaf”) chose North Carolina as the site of their convention because they had a strategy to win North Carolina and Virginia this time around.
Oaf knew North Carolina and Virginia are “must win” for victory in 2012. Oaf also knew that North Carolina and Virginia had slipped away from them and that North Carolina in particular was almost completely gone. So Oaf came up with a strategy that was a big gamble.
The Oaf Obama strategy required them to defecate on their most important ally – Big Labor – in order to achieve the aim of winning North Carolina and Virginia.
Big Labor was duly defecated on by Oaf Obama. North Carolina, a right to work state without labor union hotels and labor union facilities, was chosen as the site of the 2012 Oaf Obama convention. Oaf believed that Big Labor would tolerate the hurricane of feces raining down on them, as usual, without complaint. Oaf assumed that Big Labor would donate as usual and party on as usual.
But Oaf was wrong. Big Labor withheld donations to the North Carolina Oaf Obama convention. Big Labor refused to organize big parties and events in non-union North Carolina. Big Labor essentially went “on strike” against Oaf Obama.
The Big Labor “strike” was worth it to Oaf Obama. Oaf Obama knew victory in North Carolina and Virginia was more important than the good will of Big Labor. Oaf Obama was happily willing to stab yet another “friend” in the back in order to win North Carolina and Virginia and therefore the 2012 presidential election. The ultimate strategic aims were worth the price of a pouting Big Labor.
So, what was the Oaf Obama strategy? Call it the “Bookends Strategy”.
The Bookends Strategy called for two massive events to bracket the Oaf Obama convention on the first and last day.
The first Bookend was to be placed on Labor Day. It was to take place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. On Labor Day between one million to two million North Carolinians and those from neighboring states (Virginia) go to the Speedway. Before the collapse, Oaf Obama had big plans for the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Labor Day.
The massive event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway was not just fun and games. The shiny object presented to Big Media was all the social aspects of the heavily populated event. But the Charlotte Motor Speedway Bookend was a key component for victory.
Obama Oaf had big plans for the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This event would attract hundreds of thousands of people. The email addresses, phone numbers and every bit of contact information was to be extracted from the visitors.
Donations would be requested at the event and likely would have produced hundreds of thousands of dollars donated because it is easier to extract money from people in mass settings. Most importantly, peer pressure and the comfort level of doing in groups what you might hesitate to do as an individual would produce the army of volunteers required to win North Carolina and neighboring state Virginia.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway event was an necessary ingredient in the overall recipe for winning North Carolina and Virginia. As we know, this Charlotte Motor Speedway Bookend crashed and burned. Part I one of the Oaf Obama Bookend Strategy was in flames.
The first Bookend was in flames. The second Bookend was aborted with water as the excuse.
The real reason the Charlotte Motor Speedway Bookend fell apart was because the fundraising for Oaf Obama 2012 is in tatters (not even the money from oil company Duke Energy could save it). The reason for the toppled second Bookend was the far more dangerous lack of an audience.
Barack Obama’s ego was shattered at not having a massive stadium full of people to worship him. But that is not why we called for Druids and others to bring the rains. We knew the Second Bookend was a key component to Obama victory in North Carolina and Virginia.
The aims for Oaf Obama at the second Bookend were the same as those of the first Bookend but at higher levels. Between six to nine thousand seats were to be squeezed onto the Bank of America Stadium field. All these people would be asked to donate. Box seats were to be sold to big dollar donors. Lots and lots of money would be raised, enough to pay for the week’s spectacles and circuses as well as a bit of cash left over to buy ads and offices in North Carolina and Virginia.
Oaf Obama likewise wanted to employ peer pressure and the courage found only in crowds, for some individuals, to raise even more troops for the vast army of volunteers to win North Carolina and march into Virginia to win victory. At a minimum close to a hundred thousand pieces of contact information would be harvested.
But none of this happened. It was all an audacious dream. It was a big fat flop.
The crowds were not clamoring to come into Bank of America Stadium. Perhaps only the uncontrolled anarchist elements remaining from that other failed Oaf Obama strategy (Occupy Wall Street) wanted desperately to get in – to boo the boob.
It was a big fat flop in the wallet department too. To borrow from Bill Clinton, read our comment carefully, and look at this article we posted in that comment – forget the speeches, follow the money:
Democrats Said to End Convention $15 Million Short
Democrats ended their convention in Charlotte $5 million short of their budget even after being forced to draw down a $10 million line of credit from Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), according to a Democratic Party fundraiser.
That will leave a $15 million bill that eventually will have to be paid by President Barack Obama’s campaign or the Democratic National Committee, according to the fundraiser, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
The Charlotte Host Committee ended the convention with more than $5 million in immediate obligations and may require a direct cash infusion from the Obama campaign to pay vendors, said the fundraiser.
The $10 million line of credit to Duke Energy will need to be repaid next year, said a second person familiar with the matter, who also spoke on condition of anonymity. Duke Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Rogers is co-chairman of the host committee.
Those debts could siphon off advertising money in the campaign’s final months, as Democrats face a cash disadvantage. [snip]
“It is always easier to raise corporate dollars in advance of a convention because of the visibility and profile that corporate sponsorship can offer,” said Tony Corrado, a professor of government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, who specializes in campaign finance. “After a convention, once the signs are down and the politicians have left, raising money is a much more difficult task.”
Think about all this. A convention that was designed to make money lost money. A convention that was supposed to be “for the people, not corporations” was to hold its crowning event at Bank of America Stadium and paid for by Duke Energy Corporation.
Think about how much money was spent to rent Bank of America Stadium (the first Ohio event for Oaf Obama cost $98,000 and that was for a small stadium that Obama could not fill). Think about how much money was spent to move equipment and logistically set up Bank of America Stadium.
Think of the costs in human capital. All those volunteers working at their paid for computers in paid for offices worked for months to put together the Charlotte Motor Speedway Bookend and the Bank of America Stadium Bookend – and they worked for nothing. It was a big fat series of flops. That has to be demoralizing.
Those volunteers and paid staff are demoralized. They now join the tens of millions who once voted for Barack Obama but now don’t want to see him even if the tickets are supposedly given to them for free.
And poor Barack, no Grecian columns, no balloons, no Olympian crowds cheering, and even the official campaign “defending” his flop speech by stating the speech was boring “by design”:
“This is an out and out confession that Obama’s speech sucked. Sucked big. Sucked loud. Sucked not proud. It sucked. Now imagine poor little Obama, with all his childhood issues of being dumped by just about everyone the more they got to know him. Now even the Obama campaign admits Obama sucks.“
It’s not only the convention. The Obama presidency is a big fat flop. Obama made it worse. There is no Plan B. It’s a great big flat flop.