Sununu on DNC venue switcheroo: “You can’t believe a thing this administration says”

posted at 4:41 pm on September 5, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

After this morning’s news that the Democrats are now planning to move Obama’s convention speech from the outdoor, 70,000-capacity Bank of America football stadium to the indoor, 20,000-capacity Time Warner basketball arena because of ostensible weather concerns (meaning, the 30 percent chance of thunderstorms on the forecast practically every night in the summer for the mid-eastern seaboard), there’s been no shortage of mockery from the Right for the Democrats’ retreat from much-heralded enthusiasm to defensive sheepishness. The campaigns have been trading barbs, and the Romney camp’s resident ‘honey badger’ John Sununu pointed out that this is yet another Obama promise gone awry:

“You can’t believe a thing this administration says,” Sununu told reporters at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “This campaign promised you, rain or shine, the president would be speaking there. Then when they couldn’t get a crowd they brought it inside. I think those facts speak for themselves.” …

“You would think they’d be smart enough to lie about things that weren’t easy to check,” he said. “Almost all the speakers last night accused Romney of wanted to raise taxes on the middle class. There is a very simple declarative sentence that is Gov. Romney’s position on the middle class: ‘We are going to cut their taxes by 20 percent.’ That is not a complicated sentence. It might be for Barack Obama, but that is not a complicated sentence.”

The Obama campaign has tried to fire back. It’s pretty precious:

The Obama campaign is facing a barrage of criticism and mockery from Republicans for scrapping plans to hold the final night of their convention at downtown Charlotte’s more than 73,000-seat Bank of America Stadium. But they’ve got a message for their detractors.

“I’ve got two words for you,” a senior Obama campaign official told ABC News, “Ford Field.”

The official was referring to Mitt Romney’s February 2012 speech before a crowd of 1,200 at Detroit’s Ford Field — a stadium that seats up to 80,000. Democrats on Wednesday circulated a now-famous photo of Romney speaking in  the almost-empty venue with the tongue-in-cheek headline: “Mitt Romney’s idea of a successful stadium event….”

Feeble, Team O. Nobody’s made a bigger deal out of Barack Obama’s ostensible abilities to fill a stadium then you guys, and let’s be serious: The lack of enthusiasm that previously committed Obama-voters are feeling right now is a huge problem for their side. If there had been a real opportunity for the Democrats to showcase a football stadium chock-full of wildly supportive Obama fanatics, I doubt even a dang monsoon would’ve stopped them from doing so.

Update: Oh, this just keeps on getting more and more humiliating. I almost feel a little badly for piling on. …Almost. Via BuzzFeed:

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I’m going to give the Dems a break on the weather issue. 20% chance of thunder and lightning over an open-air stadium is not a good idea, when you have miles of cable, etc. set up, much more cabling than would be there for a football game.

The basic fail was choosing an outdoor stadium in late summer in the South. I suppose they thought that the sight of a packed outdoor stadium would look good. To me, given the usual weather in Charlotte this time of year, this is even more of a fail than the RNC picking Tampa at the height of hurricane season.

You can’t elevate your candidate’s godhood over the demands of Mother Nature.

Bad call by BOTH parties this year. Obviously these things are planned by creatures who live in air-conditioned comfort their whole lives and don’t have the slightest clue about Mother Nature.

cane_loader on September 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM

You won’t know this Drywall, but here in the south there’s a 30% to 40% chance of rain every damn day in the summer.

We call them afternoon thunderstorms and they don’t happen every day, there’s just a chance they will.

Don’t you dumba$$es plan ahead for anything?

BacaDog on September 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM

However will they feed and house the teeming throngs of thousands yearning for just a glimpse of their Perfect Leader? Are they just going to wave them off, make them turn their Choom Vans around and head back to the communes?

Reference to Ford Field absolutely cracks me up !!

IIRC, those 1200 people were moved into the stadium at the last minute, BECAUSE THEY HADN’T PLANNED ON THAT MANY SHOWING UP !!

The original room couldn’t hold them all, hence the move.

Talk about up is down !!
ROFLMAO !!

pambi on September 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Correct – the event was supposed to be in an adjacent meeting hall, but the Fire Marshall wouldn’t allow that many people in the room, so they set up on the field.

As usual, every single word out of a Democrat’s mouth is a lie.

Adjoran on September 5, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Typical Dooms conveniently leaving out major details of the sooooo lame Ford Field argument. As opposed to Obama’s shrinkage, Romney had to expand and simply moved an event to FF for which the demand had outgrown the original venue at a downtown Detroit hotel. They wanted to use the stadium’s atrium but that also apparently was too small so they chose the end zone on the field.

But nothing trumps the absolute oozing arrogance of Obama and the Dooms to even think that they could fill up a place like Bank of America Stadium.

stukinIL4now on September 5, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I see you have no experience in running outdoor events. Or understanding weather.

That’s okay.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Like what, say, a Panthers football game?

You must’ve missed the Buzzfeed link above in this very thread which outlines O’Butthead’s aversion to rain.

That’s OK.

You’re welcome.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on September 5, 2012 at 5:14 PM

National Weather Service forecast for Charlotte. Science based so probably not reliable.

Thursday Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Thursday Night Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?b0=t&b0mn=&b0mx=&b1=rh&b1mn=&b1mx=&b2=wsmph&b2mn=&b2mx=&b3=wd&b3mn=&b3mx=&b4=sc&b4mn=&b4mx=&b5=pp&b5mn=&b5mx=&lat=&lon=&cl=351975808345&CitySubmit=Submit&&FcstType=text&site=GSP&unit=0&zmx=1&zmy=1

plewis on September 5, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I see you have no experience in running outdoor events. Or understanding weather.

That’s okay.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Au contraire, mon Canadian frère. I’ve run plenty of outdoor events in my time.

However, you’re right that I don’t understand weather — unlike you and those of your stripe who confuse randomly hot days with “climate change” of an anthropogenic nature.

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Did the Commie Party reneg on its promise to provide free abortions?

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM

f*cking thunderstorms
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/charlotte-nc/28202/hourly-weather-forecast/349818

OBAMA SEEDED THE CLOUDS SO HE COULD MOVE INSIDE

BREAKING STORY ON HOTAIR

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM

…I know!…the Republicans had to cut their convention a day short…because George Bush caused a damn hurricane again!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM

plewis on September 5, 2012 at 5:14 PM

You don’t understand Southern summers either, do you?

kingsjester on September 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM

“This just proves that the Republicans are so incapable of bold visions. They were so proud of their one empty chair at that out-of-touch event down in Tampa, whereas we can produce 70,000 empty chairs at our phenomenally popular event in Charlotte.”

D. Wasserman-Schultz

JohnD13 on September 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

50,000 empty chairs…

PatriotRider on September 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

All we need is 50,000 Clint Eastwoods to interview them.

Steve Z on September 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

BettyRuth on September 5, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Fox is a business, a public stock-selling corporation that has to abide by Board decisions and the will of stock holders. My view is that a lot of those people got scared, and so moved the network to attract past detractors.

I stopped watching FNC a long time ago, when the new trend started. They moved ‘fair and balanced’ to ‘more liberals’, and the decline went from there. I don’t trust them much more than I have CNN and MSNBC since forever.

I won’t go far as to say Fox sold out or was taken over by liberals. But FNC has become more middle-ground, milquetoast even when it comes to hardball questions they would dare/risk ask of Democrats.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Did the Commie Party reneg on its promise to provide free abortions?

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM

…no!…they just have to perfom them… indoors!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I’m going to give the Dems a break on the weather issue. 20% chance of thunder and lightning over an open-air stadium is not a good idea, when you have miles of cable, etc. set up, much more cabling than would be there for a football game.

The basic fail was choosing an outdoor stadium in late summer in the South. I suppose they thought that the sight of a packed outdoor stadium would look good. To me, given the usual weather in Charlotte this time of year, this is even more of a fail than the RNC picking Tampa at the height of hurricane season.

You can’t elevate your candidate’s godhood over the demands of Mother Nature.

Bad call by BOTH parties this year. Obviously these things are planned by creatures who live in air-conditioned comfort their whole lives and don’t have the slightest clue about Mother Nature.

cane_loader on September 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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Shhhh – Hotair clowns want 10s of thousands of people to stand outside where there’s a good chance of a thunderstorm.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

A Canadian trying to school us about the weather in the South is about as mind-numbing as The Commie trying to school us about freedom, independence and initiative.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Doesn’t take much to knock you guys into conspiracy-landia for a day.

verbaluce on September 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Yeah…uh…”Sarah Palin’s baby!”

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Being for Canada, I see that you do not understand that, in the SOuth, we have more days than not with a 20 – 30% chance of rain, where nothing happens at all.

Keep shovelin’.

kingsjester on September 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I don’t know about Charlotte, but that sound exactly like Orlando during this time of the year.

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

On December 10, 2010, Ryan penned a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services to recommend a grant application for the Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc to develop a new facility in Racine, Wisconsin, an area within Ryan’s district. “The proposed new facility, the Belle City Neighborhood Health Center, will serve both the preventative and comprehensive primary health care needs of thousands of new patients of all ages who are currently without health care,” Ryan wrote.

The grant Ryan requested was funded directly by the Affordable Care Act, better known simply as health care reform or Obamacare.

The letter, among several obtained by The Nation and The Investigative Fund through a Freedom of Information Act request, is a stark reminder that even the most ardent opponents of Obamacare privately acknowledge many of the law’s benefits.

Maybe Sunono can explain this..

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

50,000 empty chairs…

PatriotRider on September 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

All we need is 50,000 Clint Eastwoods to interview them.

Steve Z on September 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM
——

If Eastwood brought along his 7 baby mamas they could cover 50,000 empty seats way way faster.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Convention CEO Steve Kerrigan said they “share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the President in person” who will no longer be able to see Obama speak.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/05/gop-questions-if-obama-speech-moved-because-of-problems-filling-seats/#ixzz25dENwvrC

The Dems claimed that they have no problem filling the stadium, and worry about empty seats was not the reason for the move. In more than one instances, they claimed that 65000 people would be attending the big speech and now close to 50000 people have to be turned away. As you know, Dems and lefties are always math challenged. They did not remember that Bof A stadium has a seating capacity of 73778 people.73778 -65000 equals 8778 empty seats on top of that one empty chair,

bayview on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Anyone notice how the Democrats are NOT SCARED of social issues?

Abortion

Contraception

Gay marriage…..”whomever you love”

Taking God out of the platform.

PappyD61 on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Around Memphis, too.

kingsjester on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

According to the Dem crazies George Bush willed Katrina to hit N. Orleans and had the levies blown up. Very powerful guy, eh?

According to the Dems their messiah, Barry, can’t cope with a little rain. Why can’t he make it go away?! He’s the most powerful wuss on earth!

Make it go away, Barry! Show us your stuff.

Cody1991 on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

…no!…they just have to perfom them… indoors!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I guess that we have to give them some credit for their hygiene concerns.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

50,000 empty chairs…

PatriotRider on September 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Charlotte is fast becoming an
Empty Chairlot for Dems !

burrata on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Well, I see that Drywall and Verbaloser have shown up. It’s soooo cute how you spin around in circles trying to cover for Obozo. Just keep trying, bless your little hearts!

Benedict Nelson on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

f*cking thunderstorms
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/charlotte-nc/28202/hourly-weather-forecast/349818

OBAMA SEEDED THE CLOUDS SO HE COULD MOVE INSIDE

BREAKING STORY ON HOTAIR

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Then reveal to us why they made it 4 days instead of 3? Why they moved it from the Speedway seating 135K to BOA stadium seating 73,000? Blame the weather all you want this time, but this is seasonal weather and one they would have factored in. I am inclined to think FUNDING and NO ENTHUSIASM makes the more reasonable sense.

hillsoftx on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

…no!…they just have to perfom them… indoors!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I guess that’s one “restriction” on abortion the Dems can actually support.

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Weather is tricky. No sense risking it.

BKeyser on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

You don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind is blowing.

Socratease on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

A Canadian trying to school us about the weather in the South is about as mind-numbing as The Commie trying to school us about freedom, independence and initiative.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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More mind-numbing: you calling someone a commie while having no clue what it means.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Shhhh – Hotair clowns want 10s of thousands of people to stand outside where there’s a good chance of a thunderstorm.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

20% isn’t a “good chance.”

No event organizer worth their salt would cancel an event and move to a much less impressive facility for just a 20% chance of precipitation.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM

According to the Dem crazies George Bush willed Katrina to hit N. Orleans and had the levies blown up. Very powerful guy, eh?

According to the Dems their messiah, Barry, can’t cope with a little rain. Why can’t he make it go away?! He’s the most powerful wuss on earth!

Make it go away, Barry! Show us your stuff.

Cody1991 on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM
——

According to Repub Bible thumpers, God spared Tampa.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM

All we need is 50,000 Clint Eastwoods to interview them.

Steve Z on September 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Give me 50,000 Clint Eastwoods, and I can conquor the world in 3 days!

Benedict Nelson on September 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Obama is driving the country into the dirt and all the reprobate leftists can do is whine about weather forecasts?

You people are pathetic.

tom daschle concerned on September 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Maybe Sunono can explain this..

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

ROFL

Nice try.

Your boy is going down hard, and although that may be cool with Ms. Fluke, in electoral terms it means he’s over.

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I guess that’s one “restriction” on abortion the Dems can actually support.

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Word is, The Commie is gonna be elbow-deep in the first 50 abortions, and his wife is gonna hand out some been sprouts, after each one.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

..K.J., you old enough to remember “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain“?

The War Planner on September 5, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I am and in ’10 when the Giants were headed into the playoffs I was saying ‘Lincecum, Cain and pray for rain’. Luckily we had some youngsters come shining through.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Dems just held the floor proceedings to put God and Jerusalem back into the Democratic platform………….too much heat in the kitchen~~~~ Fox News just announced

CoffeeLover on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Doesn’t take much to knock you guys into conspiracy-landia for a day.

verbaluce on September 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

What conspiracy? It’s just a lie. Democrats do it all the time. There are no grassy knolls here, verba. Just run-of-the-mill Democrat mendacity.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Feeble attempt indeed but the lsm will parrot this

cmsinaz on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

BREAKING

@GOP

Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates God And Jerusalem

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Shhhh – Hotair clowns want 10s of thousands of people to stand outside where there’s a good chance of a thunderstorm.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

only if they are obama supporters and the chance of an intense lightening storm is 100%

tom daschle concerned on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

20% isn’t a “good chance.”

No event organizer worth their salt would cancel an event and move to a much less impressive facility for just a 20% chance of precipitation.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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I looked at 3 different forecasts.

You found one that said 20% and that fits your narrative, so you run with it.

So typical.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Shhhh – Hotair clowns want 10s of thousands of people to stand outside where there’s a good chance of a thunderstorm.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Actually, I can’t see why we’d want that. There couldn’t be a more compelling image of unwavering devotion than tens of thousands with upturned faces, standing silently in the rain while Obama’s voice booms across the stadium, drowning out the thunder.

It’s the sprinkles setting off the Dem stampede– “run away! run away!”– that’s killing him.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Give me 50,000 Clint Eastwoods, and I can conquor the world in 3 days!

Benedict Nelson on September 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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Yes, the 82 year old that needs frequent naps while shooting movies is such a toughie.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM

According to Repub Bible thumpers, God spared Tampa.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Certain liberals upset that God didn’t strike down all of Tampa while the GOP was there.

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM

It might rain! It might rain!

Calling all trolls! Calling all trolls!

Bwahahahhahahahahahah………………………

Whew, baby! You guys are pathetic.

Cody1991 on September 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned:

Fox News got the DNC to blink. They are rewriting the platform to include mention of Jerusalem and God.

Hilarious.

M240H on September 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Shhhh – Hotair clowns want 10s of thousands of people to stand outside where there’s a good chance of a thunderstorm.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Obama supporters? Hell yeah!

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM

What comes to mind is the old Seinfeld routine with George Costanza…

SHRINKAGE !!!!!

dirtengineer on September 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM

More mind-numbing: you calling someone a commie while having no clue what it means.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I’ll go with this definition, you pissant:

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer, which we use to crush the enemy.

– Mao Tse-Tung

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Certain liberals upset that God didn’t strike down all of Tampa while the GOP was there.

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM
——
why would the commie atheists be upset at something they don’t even think exists

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Oh look it’s HAL, the liberal who doesn’t keep his word.

Sure, we’ll explain it, just as soon as you tell us what they boy king’s plan is to fix the economy if he’s given a second term.

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/05/best-weather-of-the-entire-week-local-meteorologist-puzzled-by-obama-speech-move/

“The chief meteorologist at a Charlotte television station is questioning the decision by Democrats to move President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention to a smaller venue because of the weather.

“Thursday night will likely be the best weather of the entire week,” Brad Panovich of WCNC-NBC TV…”

AZCoyote on September 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM

@GOP

Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates God And Jerusalem
Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Will they refer to God as “you know who?” Just to keep their animals happy.

VegasRick on September 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I don’t know about Charlotte, but that sound exactly like Orlando during this time of the year.

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

west Texas too.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I get a kick out of these liberals–”You want thousands of people to stand in the rain, you Big Blue Meanies, you!”

But isn’t their precious Obama worth it? I mean, if it’s okay for newlyweds to send him their wedding gifts, and for people to forgo a night’s supper, isn’t it also worth to stand in the rain for Obama, too?

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I’ll go with this definition, you pissant:

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer, which we use to crush the enemy.

– Mao Tse-Tung

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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Oh no more people who don’t know what commie means.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Maybe Sunono can explain this..

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Sorry, 20% chance of rain, no squirrels today.

antipc on September 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I see you have no experience in running outdoor events. Or understanding weather.

That’s okay.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Dave the Canadian is yakking about American weather..it is hurricane season on the eastern sea board. There is always that much chance of rain down there that time of year…Obama knew that when they set up the event.

According to Repub Bible thumpers, God spared Tampa.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM

What nonsense that is.

Terrye on September 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

…I know!…the Republicans had to cut their convention a day short….because George Bush caused a damn hurricane again!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM

..hey don’t be such a hard case on the guy. You know The Pantload passionately hates rain, don’t you? Otherwise why would they have to drag his bony ass to LA three days after the Isaac rain storms abated?

The War Planner on September 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

fu*king thunderstorms
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/Charlotte+NC+28202:4:US

OBAMA SEEDED THE CLOUDS SO HE COULD MOVE INSIDE

BREAKING STORY ON HOTAIR

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Isn.t Obama speaking TOMORROW at 10pm?
Chance of precipitation before 10pm = 30%
Chance of precipitation after 10pm = 10%
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/Charlotte+NC+28202:4:US?pagenum=3&nextbeginIndex=24

topdog on September 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Yes, the 82 year old that needs frequent naps while shooting movies is such a toughie.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Even at 82, he’s still more badazz than you’ll ever be, Dudley :P

Benedict Nelson on September 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Anyone notice how the Democrats are NOT SCARED of social issues?

Abortion

Contraception

Gay marriage…..”whomever you love”

Taking God out of the platform.

PappyD61 on September 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

They are not scared until 9 pm…primetime at which time they start to tone it down a bit…in other words, they do a lot of that stuff for the base, but not so much for the cameras.

Terrye on September 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Oh no more people who don’t know what commie means.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I’m sure that this made sense to you, you pissant.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM

DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates God And Jerusalem
Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

As either needs the DNC for affirmation

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM

why would the commie atheists be upset at something they don’t even think exists

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Why don’t use ask them yourself, maybe via Twitter:

“Unfair Sh–: GOP spared by Issac [sic]! NOLA prolly F–ed Again! Not understanding God’s plan”
-Samuel L. Jackson

“C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC ”
-Ellen Barkin

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Yes, the 82 year old that needs frequent naps while shooting movies is such a toughie.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Actually he just finished another movie and he is starting to promote it. A lot more people like Clint Eastwood than like Obama. That is for sure.

Terrye on September 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Yes, the 82 year old that needs frequent naps while shooting movies is such a toughie.

And he has a new movie coming out the next week or two.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Actually he just finished another movie and he is starting to promote it. A lot more people like Clint Eastwood than like Obama. That is for sure.

Terrye on September 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Beat me to it! *L*

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

You won’t know this Drywall, but here in the south there’s a 30% to 40% chance of rain every damn day in the summer.

We call them afternoon thunderstorms and they don’t happen every day, there’s just a chance they will.

BacaDog on September 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM

My experience in Arkansas says differently…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Actually he just finished another movie and he is starting to promote it. A lot more people like Clint Eastwood herpes than like Obama. That is for sure.

Terrye on September 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

VegasRick on September 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

“You would think they’d be smart enough to lie about things that weren’t easy to check,” he said.

Why should they? The DNC’s main stream media arm isn’t going to bother to do any fact checking. You think Brokaw, Matthews, or anybody else an ABC, NBC, CBS, PMSDNC, or CNN is going to point out any factual errors (i.e. lies?). Yeah, me neither. … and face it, Fox isn’t going to do so either, they appear to be heading to the left as well.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

BREAKING

@GOP

Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates God And Jerusalem

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Are they taking out the tax funded partial birth abortion support?

txmomof6 on September 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

You’d think The Chosen One would appreciate thunder and lightning during HIS speech. He’d claim “I did that!” and all the lemmings would cry and swoon at his feet.

GarandFan on September 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Oh no more people who don’t know what commie means.

Sounds like the old cliched lament between lovers about to break up: “You don’t understand me!”

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Supports murdering babies.
Fears getting rained on.

tom daschle concerned on September 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Isn.t Obama speaking TOMORROW at 10pm?
Chance of precipitation before 10pm = 30%
Chance of precipitation after 10pm = 10%
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/Charlotte+NC+28202:4:US?pagenum=3&nextbeginIndex=24

topdog on September 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM

So you’re telling me there’s a chance… *YEAH!*

/Drywall and Dumber

CurtZHP on September 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I see you have no experience in running outdoor events. Or understanding weather.

That’s okay.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

You’re talking about the DNC right? Who, apparently, never heard the the south gets afternoon showers during the summer. Until yesterday.

And these guys think they understand climate change. ;)

lorien1973 on September 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

BREAKING

@GOP

Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates God And Jerusalem

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Little Dick Durbin hardest hit.

Cody1991 on September 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Emptyseatophobia.

clayj on September 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Actually this makes the number more clear. When I quoted Kerrigan in my post at 5:18 PM, it sound as if he expressed regret that he has to cancel 65000 people. The 65000 people was the total number of people anticipated to attend the outdoor speech

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/09/potus-will-do-conference-call-with-outofluck-ticketholders-134495.html

Campaign officials said Wednesday that they will only be able to admit the roughly 21,000 people who are officially credentialed to the president’s speech at the Time Warner arena, a smaller venue than the Bank of America stadium where the event had been scheduled. They said 65,000 would have attended at the stadium.

bayview on September 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Imagine if we the people actually had to depend on these clowns in a serious national crisis.

pc on September 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

topdog on September 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Clearly you can’t read your own link
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/Charlotte+NC+28202:4:US

9 pm 77° T-Storms PRECIP: 90%
10 pm 76° T-Storms PRECIP: 85%
11 pm 75° T-Storms PRECIP: 95%

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=35.227087,-80.843127&hourly=1&yday=248&weekday=Wednesday
Between 8pm-11 pm: 50% chance precip.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/charlotte-nc/28202/weather-accupop/349818
Between 8pm-11 pm: 51% chance precip.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/hourlyfx/usnc0121/hourlygraph/1
8 pm 60%
9 pm 40%
10 pm 40%

BUT OKAY LET’S GO WITH YOUR 20% FORECAST THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

txmomof6 on September 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

No.

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Shhhh – Hotair clowns want 10s of thousands of people to stand outside where there’s a good chance of a thunderstorm.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Not at all. We just want 10′s of thousands of ardent democrat Obama supporters to stand outside where there is a good chance of a thunderstorm.

/That was humor by the way. Not that a liberal like you understands humor of course, but others will get it. Have them explain it to you. … and yeah, your bunch would make that statement, so don’t get all indignant and self-righteous about it.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Imagine if we the people actually had to depend on these clowns in a serious national crisis.

pc on September 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Ugh! I’d rather not, thanks all the same.

Benedict Nelson on September 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

LOL at the update. Obama doesn’t have enough sense to get out of the rain!

Christien on September 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Shhhh – Hotair clowns want 10s of thousands of people to stand outside where there’s a good chance of a thunderstorm.

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Why you don’t think Barry would have halted the rain, quiet the thunder and redirected the lightnings to Tehran?

bayview on September 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Imagine if we the people actually had to depend on these clowns in a serious national crisis.

pc on September 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Oh, I think we’ve seen plenty over the last several years. 23 million unemployed. 47 million of Food Stamps…..

and now even Drywall has a higher standard of living.

Cody1991 on September 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM

With the rain falling on his shirt, Barry’s chicken wings were really starting to show through there

OneFreeMan on September 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Stops the seas from rising.
Afeared of Rain.

tom daschle concerned on September 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Heals planet.
Mute when wet.

tom daschle concerned on September 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Dave Rywall on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Oh, BTW, teach us your kind of civil political discourse a la Montreal. Is it still part of Canada?

bayview on September 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Actually, now that I think about it, even a 1% chance of rain would be enough to make the DNC stampede indoors. Can you imagine how many of their femi-nazis they would lose in a rainstorm. “I’m MELTING!!! Oh, what a world!1!!!eleven1!!!”

Benedict Nelson on September 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Romney had an event that was moved to Ford Field at the last minute because so many people signed up to attend the Romney event that the Romney camp couldn’t accommodate them all in the original forum.
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/mitt_romneys_speech_to_detroit.html

Obama had an event scheduled in B of A stadium for months and despite offering to pay people to attend, busing in union stooges, etc., he still couldn’t fill enough seats to avoid looking foolish.

Just sayin’.

AZCoyote on September 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Afeared of Rain.

tom daschle concerned on September 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

And people wonder why our foreign policy is a shambles.

Cody1991 on September 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

A Canadian trying to school us about the weather in the South is about as mind-numbing as The Commie trying to school us about freedom, independence and initiative.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Loool, good one :).. They think it’s all snow and blizzards everywhere, all year round, eh :)..and hey, can ‘t blame them, I lived in Toronto for 1 year and in Nova Scotia for another year, half the year it’s friggin winter there…and then it’s sticky hot, NY kinda hot, humid, ewwww…

jimver on September 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

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