The Democratic convention is getting below manner, though unless it ends with an unscripted Morgan Freeman berating a chaise lounge, we doubt it’ll prime the Republican one. A truck carrying Joe Biden’s marketing campaign tools was stolen and looted, so his convention speech sadly won’t be delivered from a Tommy Lee-model rotating drum equipment. And RNC Chairman Reince Priebus declared that President Obama has lost his “pixie mud,” so the commander-in-chief’s renomination speech sadly will not be delivered within the Bank of America Shire. Man, this convention goes to blow. That is HUFFPOST HILL for Monday, September 3rd, 2012:
CONVENTION TO Characteristic Workers OF BAIN-OWNED Companies – Unclear whether they are going to be divided into people who labored for Bain-owned corporations and people who labored for Bain-owned firms AND had been given most cancers by Bain. Sam Stein: “The speakers are slated to debate the enterprise practices of the private equity world, doubtless as a way to name into the query the conduct of Romney’s former firm whereas he was CEO. Employees at firms managed or managed by Bain throughout Romney’s tenure have already had star turns within the campaign, each in Obama campaign conference calls and in tv advertisements run by the campaign and its allied super PAC, Priorities USA Motion.” [HuffPost]
Throughout a marketing campaign swing in Ohio as we speak, President Obama sung the auto bailout’s praises. He advised a crowd of union workers in Toledo that “more than a million Individuals across the nation would have lost their jobs in the course of the worst economic disaster since the good Depression. In communities throughout the Midwest it could have been one other Nice Depression.” Romney, if you’ll recall, was not crazy about the bailout. [NYT]
HMC Council Meets, Figures Shit Out, One Much less Thing To fret About Now – In Charlotte at present, a bunch of lefty activists who’ve been getting their asses kicked their entire lives convened privately to plot find out how to maybe not get their asses kicked so much. The three-and-a-half hour (!) gathering of the HMC Council — which one attendee referred to as “The Tara McGuiness Shadow Authorities” — was hosted by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who’s awfully progressive except on bank and rich-individuals points. In response to itself, “The Council brings together, on an annual basis, a lot of the top progressive leaders born through the Humphrey, McGovern, Carter era–including strategists, entrepreneurs, fundraisers, advisors, elected officials, and activists–to share ideas, brainstorm and strategize, and to support each other.” They’ll proceed supporting one another, and little doubt doing other issues with one another, starting at the Aquavina Wine Room tonight at 9. For extra Dem convention happenings, see On Tap below.
ROMNEY BENEFITED FROM INSANE SEVERANCE Bundle – The Washington Publish stories that the Republican presidential candidate was ready to maintain his health plan and was allowed to use the Bain gym for another few weeks. Also all these items: “He was able to turbocharge the impression of these advantages and other tax breaks in his severance bundle from Bain in a method that few however the country’s tremendous-rich can ever hope to do…His severance package, for example, allowed him to continue sharing within the income of the company as if he have been nonetheless a partner managing it, in response to his 2010 tax return and interviews with present and former Bain executives. And since he benefited from the agency’s investments as if he have been an active Bain associate, he paid taxes at a lower rate on these earnings than in the event that they have been handled as abnormal retirement income.” [WaPo]
Additionally, we wrote a version of this story last week.
Each day DELANEY DOWNER – Sure, the economic system’s adding jobs — crappy ones. This is a miserable update from the Nationwide Employment Regulation Project: “Two years into the restoration, the majority of new jobs being added to the economic system pay simply $13.83 per hour or much less,” NELP says. “Whereas the job losses throughout the recession have been concentrated in mid-wage occupations, the next employment good points proceed to come back heavily in low-paying jobs, reinforcing a rise in inequality that has been shaping the U.S. economic system for many years.” Completely satisfied Labor Day. [NELP]
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People NOT WOWED BY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION – A preliminary survey from Gallup signifies that regardless of Rob Portman’s stemwinder and the ever-seductive nasal tones that emanate from Reince Priebus’ mouth, final week’s convention wasn’t a success. Gallup: “Republicans overwhelmingly said the convention made them more prone to vote for Romney, although most would likely be voting for their nominee anyway. Democrats as predictably stated the convention made them less prone to vote for Romney. Independents, a key group in any presidential election, had been essentially cut up, with 36 percent saying the convention made them extra prone to vote for Romney and 33 p.c much less doubtless — although 30 % said they do not know or that the convention made no distinction.” [Gallup]
Of us did not like Romney’s speech. Gallup’s survey means that voters weren’t precisely bowled over by the convention’s grand finale wherein the candidate explained, in painstaking detail, how Barack Obama Unhealthy and Mitt Romney GOOD and small business Damage OUCH. Gallup: “Romney’s acceptance speech this year scored low by comparison to earlier convention speeches going again to 1996. Thirty-eight percent of Individuals rated the speech as excellent or good, while sixteen% rated it as poor or horrible. The 38% who rated the speech as excellent or good is the lowest ranking of any of the eight speeches Gallup has examined since Bob Dole’s GOP acceptance speech in 1996.” [Ibid.]
D’oh: “A U-Haul truck carrying tools for Vice President Joe Biden’s marketing campaign event in Detroit Monday was stolen this weekend, ABC Information confirmed with United States Secret Service.” [ABC News]
VIDEO SCREENING MAKING Issues AWKWARD IN CHARLOTTE – And it’s not simply the fixed replaying of Clint Eastwood’s convention speech again and again in each single resort and conference room inside a ten mile radius of the Time Warner Cable Area. Jon Ward: “On Monday afternoon, a Hollywood film referred to as ‘Will not Back Down’ — which opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 28 — shall be shown to a select crowd of convention-goers in Charlotte, N.C., just as it was one week prior at the Republican Nationwide Convention in Tampa, Fla…the request for a Charlotte screening went to the very best levels of the Obama administration, which passed the choice off to the Democratic Nationwide Committee, based on a supply with knowledge of the chain of occasions. In accordance with this source, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s close private adviser, and David Plouffe, his top political adviser, each saw the request but finally handed the decision over to the DNC’s political director, Patrick Gaspard, who raised no objections…Why all the fuss? ‘Won’t Again Down’ stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a single mom determined to get her daughter out of their failing public elementary school… It’s a film in regards to the push for faculty alternative, a movement that has been gaining momentum across the country for the past a number of years. It is usually a movie about teachers’ unions, who’re one of many Democratic Celebration’s largest and most loyal sources of political contributions.” [HuffPost]
When you truly full Mother Jones’ hilarious convention scavenger hunt, you might be almost actually on acid.
REPUBLICANS CRASHING DEM CONVENTION FROM ANTI-SOCIALIST NERVE Heart – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Rep. Jason Chaffetz as we speak launched the “Obama Isn’t Working Fast Response Heart,” in Charlotte, which makes it sound like the giant mechanical spider from Wild Wild West however is in fact situated in essentially the most Republican part of Charlotte: the NASCAR Corridor of Fame (oddly situated on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard). “Here in Charlotte, the president goes to be on defense, desperately making an attempt to paper over the dismal document and make struggling Individuals forget about their problems,” Priebus said right now on the nerve heart christening. “The fun and pixie dust of Barack Obama’s presidency is gone,” he later mentioned. [HuffPost’s Elise Foley]
@TeresaKopec:@PeterHambyCNN Did anybody ask @Reince what occurred to that 11point bump he predicted from the RNC?
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised a document $1.Three million in on-line donations final Friday. Rather than use that sum to take an Uber cab during peak hours from DCCC headquarters to someplace in upper Northwest, we hear they really plan on using it for just a few marketing campaign flyers and stuff. Jen Bendery: “Democrats are wanting to tie the fundraising bump to the concept that their get together is energized heading into this week’s Democratic National Convention, and on the heels of final week’s Republican Nationwide Convention. ‘As of this moment, we’re just $18,700 away from the biggest grassroots fundraising month we’ve ever had!’ Pelosi stated in a DCCC e mail that went out last Friday. ‘That is definitely not what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan bargained for after their big convention.'” [HuffPost]
REPUBLICANS PLAN FOR Finish Occasions/OBAMA VICTORY – A variety of Republicans are making drastic plans within the event the president is reelected, except for reactivating the bunker Congress beneath the Greenbrier and stockpiling massive amounts of gold and cans of cheddar broccoli soup, off course. Sam Stein and Amanda Terkel: “[Dr. Ada Fisher, the] North Carolina Republican nationwide committeewoman and member of the North Carolina Ladies for Mitt leadership team said she would transfer to Israel if Obama wins a second time period…Others promised to hitch Fisher in her submit-election exodus. Lori Hatch, a convention-goer from Oregon, said she would transfer to the Czech Republic. Sheila, a convention attendee from Tampa who would solely reveal her first identify, mentioned she would basically disengage from regular society, ‘get out of the mainstream of all of the issues I do for the group and business and all of the charitable issues I’d do.’ Then there was Newt Gingrich, who would not even consider the hypothetical. ‘That is a thought so terrible I can not contemplate it,’ said the former House speaker.” [HuffPost]
As a result of You’ve got Read THIS FAR – Kitten’s bought 99 problems however not having a gaggle of of chicks to crawl throughout it ain’t one
– Tiger cub and dog romping around on a sofa. We hope that dog is aware of this friendship has an expiration date. [http://bit.ly/Q10Tld]
– A Jehova’s Witnesses video warns deaf individuals towards the perils of self-pleasure. Actually. [http://bit.ly/N8NCto]
– Time-lapse video of illustrator Patrick Vale drawing an intricate rendering of the lower Manhattan skyline. [http://bit.ly/UnutnS]
– Bear cub cannot keep awake. For this reason you do not give bear cubs Lunesta. [http://bit.ly/ORz698]
– Child hippopotamus is young, a hippopotamus. [http://bit.ly/OMowgl]
@pourmecoffee: DNC delegates get conventional catered luncheon instead of vouchers for concessions you cannot afford like at RNC.
@LOLGOP: Paul Ryan. What would happen if Alex P. Keaton had read The Fountainhead.
@brianbeutler: Romney ought to run on a platform of renaming the holiday Workforce Day. Or maybe Job Creators Day.
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4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Hey, just because it is the Democratic convention doesn’t mean you could have to go away your yacht at home. The Nationwide Marine Manufacturers Affiliation hosts a “Uncover Boating” event on the Peninsula Yacht Membership. [18501 Harbor Gentle Blvd, Cornelius]
four:00 pm – 7:00 pm: When you wanna get in good with members of the assorted senatorial campaigns and the DSCC staff, try to loiter around the lobbies of the downtown accommodations where the DSCC might be internet hosting its welcome registration.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: The DNC Welcome Reception hosted by the Victory Fund.
6:00 pm: A variety of Democratic governors will convene for a pre-convention “Governor’s Reception” and, we can only hope, discuss their respective senatorial and/or presidential ambitions when you ply them with sufficient booze. It is sponsored by the DGA.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The DSCC hosts a Welcome Reception.
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm: Officials from the Credit score Union National Association, Pfizer, United Applied sciences, the American Fuel Affiliation, Public Notice and the American Petroleum Institute all yell MWUHAHAHAHAHA and eat kittens watch the convention. [Mccoll Middle for Visible Arts, 7211 North Tyron Avenue]
eight:00 pm – 12:00 am: StartUp RockOn features a headline efficiency by The Roots. The live performance advantages one nationwide and one North Carolina-primarily based start-up and any attendee making an attempt to get drunk and party. [Amos Southend, 1423 South Tryon Avenue]
8:00 pm: The Affect Movie Festival hosts a concert by The Honey Brothers. Jeff Bridges will be there, simply being cool. [Butter Lounge, 950 NC Manufacturing unit Boulevard]
eight:30 pm – 11:00 pm: Nationwide Journal and host a “Welcome to Charlotte Celebration” featuring barbecue and a performance by The brand new Familiars. [McColl Heart, 721 North Tyron Road]
9:00 pm – 2:00 am: Here’s your likelihood to say you partied into the morning with Martin O’Malley. The DGA hosts a “Democratic Governors Affiliation Late Night.” With a title like that, you need to ask in your cash back if Andrew Cuomo does not make raunchy jokes. [Ri Rah Irish Pub, 210 East Trade Road]
10:00 pm – 2:00 am: If your boss takes a number of tech money you would possibly wish to make an appearance on the “Tech Business Opening Night time Celebration” sponsored by Intel and Oracle.
eight:00 am: The California Democratic Get together hosts a breakfast for its delegates. [Blake Resort, 555 South McDowell Street]
eight:00 am – 1:00 pm: Some very smart members of Congress get away from the press for half the day at the 2012 DNC Golf Classic. This is hoping you see Sandy Levin in plaid pants and a newsboy cap.