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Saturday, June 23, 2012

DNC Convention In Charlotte Skipped By Some Key Democrats! Charlotte Is BORING & RACIST!

So why are many Key Democrat Leaders planning to Skip the 2012 DNC Convention in Charlotte, NC?

Because Charlotte is Extremely BORING, RACIST & SEGREGATED!!!

There is NOTHING Here to hold a Tourist's Interest for 5 Days.


If you think I'm Exaggerating please come visit Charlotte for yourself.

And don't just visit Uptown Charlotte & South Park, please also visit Southwest Charlotte, East Charlotte & West Charlotte then tell me if you noticed any 21st Century Progress.

Besides the little Light Rail System that is.

Its the 21st Century and yet Charlotte is still stuck in the 1950's with the Klan Still ruling EVERYTHING,

most BLACK People are still Afraid of WHITE people and a City still Segregated, with Most of the Property Tax, State Funding and Federal Funds being Invested ONLY in WHITE Communities.


If you are BLACK even with a College Degree, its still difficult to find Gainful Employment in Charlotte (unless you know someone in high places) because Charlotte Leaders are saving the Best Jobs for WHITE people.


These are just some of the reasons why many Key Democrats are choosing to skip the 2012 DNC Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Some Democrats To Skip Their 2012 Convention

A growing list of Democrats in competitive districts and states will not attend this year's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The elected officials said they intend to spend the time with their constituents, especially given the four-day event's close proximity to Election Day.

Rep. Mark Critz of Pennsylvania is up for election in November in a re-drawn competitive 12th Congressional District. In a statement, Critz said it is more important that he spend time in the district "listening to the people" instead of at the convention, scheduled to take place between September 3 and September 6.

"Since I was elected, my focus has been on creating jobs for people here rather than focusing on the agendas of the political parties in Washington and that will remain the case as long as I am serving in Congress," he said Thursday.

Two New York representatives made their plans clear this week as well. Rep. Kathy Hochul, who won a competitive four-candidate special election in 2011 to replace Republican Rep. Chris Lee after he resigned, said "I guarantee that my time will be better spent meeting the farmers, small business owners and other people who put me here."

Rep. Bill Owens also won a close special election in 2009 that received national attention to fill the House seat left vacant by Republican incumbent John McHugh.

His office said the congressman will spend the time working in his North County district.

These names were added to members of the West Virginia delegation who made their intentions clear earlier this week.

West Virginia's Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Sen. Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall earlier in said they will not attend the events.

Manchin, the conservative Democrat representing West Virginia who has distanced himself from the president in the past, said in a statement he will spend the fall "focused on the people of West Virginia, whether that's representing them in my official U.S. Senate duties or here at home" instead of on the next election.

The first-term Manchin won a special election in 2010 following the death of Sen. Robert Byrd and is now up for a full six-year term. He will face off this fall against Republican John Raese, who Manchin ran against in the 2010 special election.

Rahall's communications director said "Coming on the heels of Labor Day, Congressman Rahall prefers to spend that time in West Virginia with his constituents."

Sen. John McCain won West Virginia with 55.6% of the vote in 2008, and it went for former President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Successful Democrats in the state tend to be more conservative.

Representatives for the Democratic National Convention did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hillary Clinton, citing her job, will skip DNC in Charlotte

At the Democratic convention four years ago, her spirited speech helped unite the party behind Barack Obama. And four years from now, many Democrats hope she’ll be the White House nominee delegates rally around.

But as for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte – Hillary Clinton won’t be coming.

This year, she’s secretary of State. And as the country’s chief diplomat, she’s expected to stay above all things partisan.

Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will be at the DNC in Charlotte, his spokesman, Matt McKenna, confirmed Friday.

But various federal statutes and the State Department’s ethical guidelines will keep Secretary Clinton in Washington.

“Given her current position, she will not be attending, consistent with her not engaging in any political activity whatsoever,” Philippe Reines, spokesman for the Secretary of State, told the Observer in an email Friday.

It’ll be the first time in decades Clinton will miss a Democratic National Convention, Reines added – “possibly all the way back to ’68 in Chicago.”

And Clinton isn’t the only Cabinet member expected to skip the Charlotte gathering. Federal statute also precludes the attorney general and the secretary of Defense from attending political gatherings, including national party conventions, Reines said.

“I can’t think of one (of those office-holders) from the modern era who has attended,” he said.

Michael Bitzer, a political scientist at Catawba College in Salisbury, also doesn’t expect to see Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in town.

“The Big Four,” he calls these non-partisan appointees. “While they are political appointees, they are in a class by themselves,” he said. “They are representatives of institutions that are oftentimes seen as apolitical.”

And among that quartet, Secretary of State Clinton is maybe in an even higher class.

“She is certainly the president’s ambassador and personal representative around the world,” Bitzer said. “Getting involved in base partisan activities may leave a taint when she travels around the world.”

For years, Clinton and her husband were either the stars or marquee speakers at Democratic National Conventions.

In 1992, Bill Clinton was nominated. In 1996, when she was first lady, he was re-nominated. In 2000, she was a U.S. Senate candidate in New York. And in 2008, she was Obama’s foe-turned-supporter, urging her millions of backers – especially the women who saw her as an inspiring symbol – to unite behind the party’s nominee.

“She did a lot to open doors for women,” said Charlotte’s Pat Cotham, a member of the Democratic National Committee.

Cotham said the news that Clinton won’t be part of the upcoming party in Charlotte “is a disappointment, but we certainly understand. She’s served our country and has done an admirable job as secretary of State.”

Would Cotham like to see her continue serving the country in the White House?

“I would love that,” Cotham said.

Clinton has said publicly that she thinks her political days are behind her, and she has not openly encouraged talk about another run for the presidency in 2016.

But many Democrats would be thrilled if she changed her mind. That includes Bill Clinton, judging by some of his recent talk.

Bill Clinton showing up, Bitzer said, could help Hillary Clinton stay viable for 2016 even as she stays in Washington.

“We’ll get the surrogate of Bill,” Bitzer said. “In fact, it may be better for Hillary to send Bill … He could go before the delegates – those hard-core Democrats – and drop none-too-subtle hints that ‘We’d like to see you again in four more years.’ ”

Charlotte area's jobless rate rises to 9.5%

Charlotte-region unemployment rose in May, eclipsing the 10 percent mark in three surrounding counties, according to data released Friday by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Division of Employment Security.

Unemployment in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro region increased to 9.5 percent from 9.1 percent, just slightly above the statewide unemployment rate of 9.4 percent.

Rates are not seasonally adjusted.

In Mecklenburg County, the unemployment rate increased to 9.6 percent, up 0.6 percent from April and down 1 percent since last year.

May unemployment rose in 76 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, though compared to the same month last year, unemployment was down in 88.

Unemployment rates in Charlotte’s surrounding counties:

- Gaston County- 10.3 percent; down from 11.5 percent in May 2011

- Union County - 8 percent ; down from 9 percent in May 2011

- Cabarrus County - 9.1 percent; down from 9.8 percent in May 2011

- Iredall County - 9.8 percent; down from 11.3 percent in May 2011

- Catawba County - 10.8 percent; down from 12.4 percent in May 2011

- Lincoln County - 10.1 percent; down from 11.6 percent last year

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Sources: AOL, CBS News, CNN, Huffington Post, McClatchy Newspapers, WCNC, Youtube, Google Maps

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