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Philadelphia 2016: Democratic National Convention

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The Democratic party is expected to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House in its convention which begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25th and runs through July 28th, exactly one week after the GOP convention.

By recent protocol, (over the last 50 years), the party occupying the White House goes second with their conventions and as the GOP moved theirs up to July, earlier than the usual August, the Democrats followed suit. The moves allow both parties to fundraise for the General Election, earlier than usual.

Philadelphia the fifth largest city in the US, has been home to many conventions of both parties but the most recent convention was in 2000 when George W Bush accepted the GOP nomination. The city beat out a number of other cities vying to host, namely, Brooklyn NY, Columbus Ohio, Phoenix Arizona and Birmingham Alabama. Cleveland withdrew from the bidding after being awarded the GOP convention. Brooklyn ultimately became the host for Clinton Headquarters.

The city has a long, strong history in the US and was briefly the nations first capital. The city’s iconic image is the Liberty bell and that has been incorporated into the convention logo.



This convention is historic in that it will be the first time a woman accepts a nomination at the top of the ticket. Clinton is expected to formally name her running mate on Friday July 22nd, one day after the GOP convention ends and just days before the Democratic convention begins.

The selection of Philadelphia continues a recent tradition by both parties of picking swing states for the party’s conventions. Democrats have with the exception of North Carolina in 2012, won all of their recent states, that hosted the conventions.

The convention speakers thus far include, her husband and her daughter, as well as the President, Michelle Obama, the Vice President, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

https://demconvention.com/
 
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There will be mention of corruption or corporatism at the DNC. The Democrats enjoy corruption and will not talk sbout it. It is a bit like sex in the GOP.

The biggest scandal of all is the Clinton Foundation.
 

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There will be mention of corruption or corporatism at the DNC. The Democrats enjoy corruption and will not talk sbout it. It is a bit like sex in the GOP.

The biggest scandal of all is the Clinton Foundation.
What's scandalous about it?
 

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Who's the favourite to be her running mate?
It would appear that it is Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia. Kaine is a former Lt Governor, former Governor and current Senator from Virginia. He is also a former DNC Chairman, a Catholic, fluent in Spanish, was an early endorser of Obama in 2007 and thus brings a lot to the table. He was also on Obama's shortlist for VP nominee. The others were Joe Biden (picked) and Evan Bayh who is back in the news seeking his old Senate seat in Indiana again.
 

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It would appear that it is Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia. Kaine is a former Lt Governor, former Governor and current Senator from Virginia. He is also a former DNC Chairman, a Catholic, fluent in Spanish, was an early endorser of Obama in 2007 and thus brings a lot to the table. He was also on Obama's shortlist for VP nominee. The others were Joe Biden (picked) and Evan Bayh who is back in the news seeking his old Senate seat in Indiana again.

Thanks, I remember him from the first Obama campaign. Seems like a good pick. Better than herself anyway, but that's not hard to be.
 

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america is some sh1thole when this tramp is all they can get to run
Two abysmal candidates from a country with over 300 million people...

Well done America... :roll:

And talk about an utterly tedious process that is far too long.

The American political and electoral system is a shambolic pile of crap.
 

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The Democratic party is expected to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House in its convention which begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25th and runs through July 28th, exactly one week after the GOP convention.

By recent protocol, (over the last 50 years), the party occupying the White House goes second with their conventions and as the GOP moved theirs up to July, earlier than the usual August, the Democrats followed suit. The moves allow both parties to fundraise for the General Election, earlier than usual.

Philadelphia the fifth largest city in the US, has been home to many conventions of both parties but the most recent convention was in 2000 when George W Bush accepted the GOP nomination. The city beat out a number of other cities vying to host, namely, Brooklyn NY, Columbus Ohio, Phoenix Arizona and Birmingham Alabama. Cleveland withdrew from the bidding after being awarded the GOP convention. Brooklyn ultimately became the host for Clinton Headquarters.

The city has a long, strong history in the US and was briefly the nations first capital. The city’s iconic image is the Liberty bell and that has been incorporated into the convention logo.



This convention is historic in that it will be the first time a woman accepts a nomination at the top of the ticket. Clinton is expected to formally name her running mate on Friday July 22nd, one day after the GOP convention ends and just days before the Democratic convention begins.

The selection of Philadelphia continues a recent tradition by both parties of picking swing states for the party’s conventions. Democrats have with the exception of North Carolina in 2012, won all of their recent states, that hosted the conventions.

The convention speakers thus far include, her husband and her daughter, as well as the President, Michelle Obama, the Vice President, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

https://demconvention.com/
With Pennsylvania perhaps becoming a swing state, this was a good choice. Like Cleveland, Ohio is a good choice for the Republicans. Those two states are key battlegrounds, and local news will carry a lot of reports from both conventions.

However, last time out, the Democrats held their 2012 Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and lost it in the election. The Republicans held theirs in Tampa, Florida, and they lost that state also.
 

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The Convention platform committees delegates have voted down measures to help the Palestinians by 93-75. Pro Israel lobbyist called Wendy Sherman told Clinton delegates to vote against.

Nonetheless it shows growing support for Palestine within the party grassroots. Eventually this may change policy. Expect similar protests in the hall when the DNC rams through the party platforms references to Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
 
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What's scandalous about it?
Well, I can't make up my mind if the loons on the left that pretend there is nothing scandalous about it or the dirty money deposited in it are worse. Or maybe the fact that Shillary has earned over 100million dollars since 2008.
 

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Two abysmal candidates from a country with over 300 million people...

Well done America... :roll:

And talk about an utterly tedious process that is far too long.

The American political and electoral system is a shambolic pile of crap.
At least in the USA they only need to vote once.
 

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Well, I can't make up my mind if the loons on the left that pretend there is nothing scandalous about it or the dirty money deposited in it are worse. Or maybe the fact that Shillary has earned over 100million dollars since 2008.
So now it is scandalous to earn money? This from people who gave the US the Citizens United decision that legitimised money in politics as "free speech".

Trump wrote a begging letter to billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a much bigger casino magnate than Trump is, in order to be able to bankroll the Republican Convention, but that is not being a shill, I suppose?

Adelson being a notorious Israel chauvinist, what promises did he have to make to get the money?

GOP Cleveland organizers beg Adelson for $6 million - POLITICO
 

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2 + 2 =4

"David Bossie isn’t a household name, but he probably should be.

The 50-year-old political operative, as much as any single person, is responsible for the nearly unrestricted flood of money pouring into the 2016 presidential campaign.

He runs the conservative advocacy group Citizens United, and his attempt to distribute his 2007 anti-Hillary Clinton movie through gave rise to the Supreme Court’s 2010 blockbuster Citizens United decision."


Bossie, the man who did more than anyone else to corrupt American politics with unlimited political donations, is now leader of an anti-Clinton group.

Bossie knows that only a Democrat would appoint the Supreme Court justices necessary for SCOTUS to overturn the Citizens United decision.

Moral: If you want money out of American politics, then don't vote Republican. Vote for Hillary Clinton.

It is as simple as 2 + 2 = 4

The man behind Citizens United gears up for Hillary Clinton attacks
 

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So now it is scandalous to earn money? This from people who gave the US the Citizens United decision that legitimised money in politics as "free speech".

Trump wrote a begging letter to billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a much bigger casino magnate than Trump is, in order to be able to bankroll the Republican Convention, but that is not being a shill, I suppose?

Adelson being a notorious Israel chauvinist, what promises did he have to make to get the money?

GOP Cleveland organizers beg Adelson for $6 million - POLITICO
If Enda did that your head would explode.

Another thing that the Leftists ignore shockingly is the tens of millions of dollars donated to the Clinton Foundation by Middle Eastern countries like Qatar, Saudi etc. Should Shillary get elected then her best Sharia buddies will have a stake in the White House.

Absolutely terrifying.
 

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If Enda did that your head would explode.

Another thing that the Leftists ignore shockingly is the tens of millions of dollars donated to the Clinton Foundation by Middle Eastern countries like Qatar, Saudi etc. Should Shillary get elected then her best Sharia buddies will have a stake in the White House.

Absolutely terrifying.
FFS, the second biggest shareholders in the company that owns Fox News, after Rupert Murdoch, are Saudi princes!

One of them claims to have bailed out Donald Trump from his financial difficulties on at least two occasions.

Absolutely terrifying that Trump is in hock to his Sharia buddies, don't you think?

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Trolls Trump: 'I Bailed You Out Twice'



الوليد بن طلال ✔ @Alwaleed_Talal
Trump:You base your statements on photoshopped pics?I bailed you out twice;a 3rd time,maybe?http://******/TrTwt https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/692701142803939329
7:24 PM - 28 Jan 2016
 

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FFS, the second biggest shareholders in the company that owns Fox News, after Rupert Murdoch, are Saudi princes!

One of them claims to have bailed out Donald Trump from his financial difficulties on at least two occasions.

Absolutely terrifying that Trump is in hock to his Sharia buddies, don't you think?

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Trolls Trump: 'I Bailed You Out Twice'

الوليد بن طلال ✔ @Alwaleed_Talal
Trump:You base your statements on photoshopped pics?I bailed you out twice;a 3rd time,maybe?http://******/TrTwt https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/692701142803939329
7:24 PM - 28 Jan 2016
Your whataboutery is lame at best. Fox news is not running for election.

Care to address the shocking fact that Sharia countries like Saudi have donated tens of millions to Killary?

How to you feel about that, especially as she pretends to care about woman and gays?
 

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Your whataboutery is lame at best. Fox news is not running for election.

Care to address the shocking fact that Sharia countries like Saudi have donated tens of millions to Killary?

How to you feel about that, especially as she pretends to care about woman and gays?
If the Saudis are donating to the Clinton Foundation, then that's money not spent on attacking women and gays, so it's a good deed?
 


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