By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Hope and Change Part II is having a hard time finding an audience. According to the Associated Press, “Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of America Stadium. Polls show voter enthusiasm is down, as are Obama’s crowds for his battleground state campaign rallies.” As are his approval ratings … now at a dismal 43% … they forgot to mention.
In other words, “Empty Chair Day” appears to be affecting the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been extended through to November 6 – at which time the swivel chair in the Oval Office will be emptied … by the American people.
AP goes on to say that convention delegates make up only a third of the audience attending the gathering of left-wing contortionists scheduled to perform at Cirque du Charlotte. Democratic carnival barkers will be forced to scour every bar, strip club and mental institution to fill convention seats in time to catch the president’s act, where he’ll be forced to top his 2008 convention speech.
You remember that humdinger don’t you? It was at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado, and Obama told convention delegates that his nomination “was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
Delegates were at a distinct disadvantage being they were 5,280-feet above sea level … where the oxygen is thin. Add to this the fact they were most likely liquored up – as is the case at most conventions. “Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level,” warns the Denver visitor’s bureau, “It is recommended that you go easy on the alcohol in the mountains and in Denver, as its effects will feel stronger here.”
Charlotte is a mere 751 feet above sea level. And the reality of the last four years under Obama has had a profound and sobering effect on the nation.
Lonnie Randolph, president of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP, told the AP he believes the convention’s freak-show atmosphere will draw the curious to the big tent, “How often does this happen this close to South Carolina?” asked Randolph.
And who knows, watching a Democratic carnival geek bite the head off a chicken might help take our minds off high unemployment and rising food and gas prices … for a while.
So, step right up, ladies and gentlemen, pull up an Empty Chair, for the show is about to begin!