I've ignored you, now pay for the National Convention
"President Barack Obama’s political advisers are pressing labor unions to contribute to the Democratic convention in September to cover a fundraising shortfall resulting from their self-imposed ban on corporate donations, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Democratic officials gave representatives of the major U.S. unions, including the AFL-CIO, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Auto Workers, a tour of the convention sites in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 23 in advance of a request for donations, according to the two people, who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss internal strategy......" Bloomberg
There’s nothing in this article that says these political advisers wore flack jackets while giving the AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the UAW a tour of the stadium. Had they given the tour to the construction unions or engineer unions, they would’ve been well-advised to wear a flack jacket.
They’re the people Obama stiffed on the Keystone XL Pipeline project, and I can’t imagine that they’re happy with how Obama’s has treated them. I can imagine them being prepared for open revolt against Obama’s administration.
This is exceptionally telling since the DNC was trimmed from the customary 4 days down to 3 days, presumably to cut expenses. Now DNC officials are having difficulty raising the money needed to present a scaled-down version of a clown convention. This speaks to the Democrats’ lack of enthusiasm compared with 4 years ago and their inability to raise money, which is directly tied with the lack of enthusiasm for Democrats this cycle.
The polls are painting a modestly positive story for Obama and the Democrats. Stories like this paint a bleak picture for the Democrat Party's appearence.
When the polls finally tip, and they will, the Democrats won’t have a positive story to tell about their stewardship of the economy. They won’t have a positive story to tell about their not passing a budget in 1,092 and counting. They won’t have a positive story about how this administration’s EPA and NLRB have hurt families and small businesses through regulatory overreach.