Funny stuff: Republicans pretend that Obama speech has been moved indoors for fear of empty seats
THIS is hilarious:
Senior Democratic officials scoffed Wednesday morning at Republican criticisms of the decision to move President Obama’s DNC address indoors on Thursday, shutting out tens of thousands of community members to the event.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, suggested the decision was a move to save face in case the event didn’t pack the house. “After promising to speak at Bank of America stadium rain or shine, Team Obama is moving inside,” he tweeted after the announcement. “Troubles filling the seats?”
“[Republicans] are gonna turn this into a political decision. It was a public safety decision,” a senior campaign official told reporters at a briefing Wednesday morning, following the announcement that President Obama will no longer speak outdoors at Bank of America Stadium because of concerns over “extreme weather.”
At this writing, the National Weather Service says there’s a 40-percent chance of thundestorms in Charlotte tomorrow afternoon and a 30-percent chance of same tomorrow night. So, why run the risk of great inconvenience, if not also injury, to the attendees if lightning were to strike?
Another question: Why would the Republicans want to remind us of the meager turnout the last time Mitt Romney made a speech in a big stadium (above)?