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BumRushDaShow

(134,217 posts)
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:21 PM Jul 9

RNC Convention 'Failure' As Milwaukee Venues Likely To Sit Empty

Source: Newsweek

Published Jul 09, 2024 at 6:36 AM EDT | Updated Jul 09, 2024 at 11:07 AM EDT


The Republican National Committee's (RNC) upcoming convention is set to be a "failure" for local businesses in the area, according to a theater group owner. The Republican National Convention is set to take place in Milwaukee from July 15 to 18 and it is where former President Donald Trump is expected to be formally chosen as the party's nominee for the 2024 election.

When the convention was announced, it raised expectations that it will benefit the local economy. In an April 2024 blog post, Alison Prange, the chief operating officer for the Milwaukee-based RNC Host Committee, said, "The 2024 RNC is expected to deliver a direct and indirect economic impact of around $200 million this year," adding that "additional economic impact is expected for years to come."

Around 50,000 delegates are expected to gather in the area around the Fiserv Forum, where the event will be held, during the convention. However, a business owner raised concerns that there has been a lack of event bookings in the area during the period.

Speaking to online publication The Recombobulation Area toward the end of June, Gary Witt, president and CEO of the Pabst Theatre Group, which runs venues in the area, said four of its sites, the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, the Vivarium and the Fitzgerald will likely sit empty during the convention. He said the RNC planning was "underwhelming" and a "failure."


Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/rnc-convention-milwaukee-venues-1922616

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RNC Convention 'Failure' As Milwaukee Venues Likely To Sit Empty (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Jul 9 OP
Another reason why the RW press is trashing Pres Biden......................... Lovie777 Jul 9 #1
The only ones profiting will be the sex workers, just like when the bankers come to Madison. sybylla Jul 9 #2
"The only ones profiting will be the sex workers" Talitha Jul 9 #14
Today's DUzy goes to you! Mr.Bill Jul 9 #21
Cheers! Talitha Jul 9 #22
More likely... I am Neo Jul 10 #35
50,000? In a pigs ear..... getagrip_already Jul 9 #3
50K is the City of Milwaukee's estimate TwilightZone Jul 9 #17
Thats what my 10k number was getagrip_already Jul 9 #20
As for vendors, there'll be the usual couple guys AleksS Jul 9 #28
The Democratic Party has more delegates than the GOP LiberalFighter Jul 9 #29
The building only fits 18,500 33taw Jul 10 #37
It's gonna be shambolic for sure ArkansasDemocrat1 Jul 9 #4
RW press will be loving it tho......................... Lovie777 Jul 9 #6
They should be urged to stay home and read the Trump Bible bucolic_frolic Jul 9 #5
Cheapskate pukes. greatauntoftriplets Jul 9 #7
It's a big stinking turd that will do nothing helpful for anyone Blue Owl Jul 9 #8
This makes me smile LetMyPeopleVote Jul 9 #9
If $200 million in economic impact is anticipated... EarthFirst Jul 9 #10
GQP can afford tents and some form of water air system................ Lovie777 Jul 9 #27
Well, I'm sure the hookers will be busy TexasBushwhacker Jul 9 #11
"Around 50,000 delegates, some of whom may not be sexual deviants, are expected..." Buns_of_Fire Jul 9 #12
Ricky Ramirez has the right idea,,, Buns_of_Fire Jul 9 #13
Was just thinking about you today BumRushDaShow Jul 9 #16
Republicans promise the moon and deliver a flashlight. tanyev Jul 9 #15
Good one - LOL....................... Lovie777 Jul 9 #26
Well, whaddaya expect? They didn't have any money to plan it, they were paying legal bills. n/t TygrBright Jul 9 #18
The RNC obviously is not concerned about anybody's checkbook except TFG's. pecosbob Jul 9 #19
The last time grandpamike1 Jul 9 #23
Biden trolled 45 about that a couple months ago BumRushDaShow Jul 9 #24
Got Fooled Agin NBachers Jul 9 #25
There's an old saying in Tennessee, I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says "Fool me once, shame on... eppur_se_muova Jul 10 #36
The reverse of Midas touch is the MAGA touch IronLionZion Jul 9 #30
Creeping Doom rpannier Jul 10 #33
RNC planning was "underwhelming" and a "failure." CaptainTruth Jul 9 #31
40 years ago, RUSSIAN comedian Yakov Smirnov ("What a Country!") [remember him?] had a bit 4lbs Jul 10 #32
"I find it quite (ahem) "amusing" that the RNC, with their presumptive nominee, Dumpy the Clown... BumRushDaShow Jul 10 #34

sybylla

(8,638 posts)
2. The only ones profiting will be the sex workers, just like when the bankers come to Madison.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:27 PM
Jul 9

My guess.

The bankers convention has been renowned for decades in Madison as being the reason certain parts of town are clogged with traffic.

getagrip_already

(15,825 posts)
3. 50,000? In a pigs ear.....
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:32 PM
Jul 9

If they bring in 10,000 it will be a lot. They will get delegates and a few party officials from each state.

They have gutted the state rnc committees. They have demoralized the remainder. They have trash talked the city and made it sound like it will be a war zone.

Nobody will want their families along.

Vendors will have no reason to be there. Same for consultants. Who is buying? The only currency is loyalty. Talent and skill mean nothing.

And contributors? They are tapped out. Why throw a gala when they are already on the hook for millions.

Plus who at the rnc has been organizing any of that? They probably haven't even thought about an open bar.



TwilightZone

(26,351 posts)
17. 50K is the City of Milwaukee's estimate
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 06:30 PM
Jul 9
https://city.milwaukee.gov/RNC/FAQ

The article's claim - that all 50K will be delegates - is false.

But, it's Newsweek, so that's expected. 50K is total - delegates, media, law enforcement, staff, visitors, etc.

AleksS

(1,680 posts)
28. As for vendors, there'll be the usual couple guys
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:44 PM
Jul 9

with flags and nazi accoutrement setting up tents and trucks nearby....does that count?

ArkansasDemocrat1

(1,780 posts)
4. It's gonna be shambolic for sure
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:34 PM
Jul 9

I refuse to watch and listen to their constant lies, the summaries and highlights will satisfy me.

Lovie777

(13,480 posts)
6. RW press will be loving it tho.........................
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:44 PM
Jul 9

it's gonna be huge - bigly, and plenty of Pres Biden bashing.

EarthFirst

(2,937 posts)
10. If $200 million in economic impact is anticipated...
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:26 PM
Jul 9

…expect $195 million of it to be directed and siphoned off by the RNC Felony Defense Fund.

Lovie777

(13,480 posts)
27. GQP can afford tents and some form of water air system................
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 08:27 PM
Jul 9

for the rally in Miami, what do expect for this.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,512 posts)
11. Well, I'm sure the hookers will be busy
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:44 PM
Jul 9

They say that Republicans hire prostitutes and Democrats just fool around with each other.

Buns_of_Fire

(17,443 posts)
13. Ricky Ramirez has the right idea,,,
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:59 PM
Jul 9
MILWAUKEE BAR OWNER Ricky Ramirez usually begins posts on The Mothership’s Instagram account with a lighthearted insult towards his patrons. “Sup bozos,” “sup idiots,” “sup dorkus malorkus,” and “hello freaks,” are all frequent openers to photo captions announcing service updates, schedule disruptions, and special events. Combining craft cocktails, a dive bar feel, and a marquee sign with rotating quips such as “TODAY ONLY DRUGS IN BATHROOM OK” and “WE WILL REFUSE SERVICE IF YOU DIDN’T WASH YOUR ASS,” the Mothership sounds like a good time.

Ramirez tells Rolling Stone that the Mothership, which he often refers to as “the mommy” in his posts, “has a chosen voice.” That voice made waves on social media Wednesday when he announced that he would be closing down the bar in mid-July when the Republican National Committee (RNC) is scheduled to hold its 2024 convention in the heart of Milwaukee.

The convention is expected to bring 50,000 people to the city. Special ordinances have been approved allowing bars to stay open late, and — as with past conventions — many liquor companies, brands, and political groups are pitching local watering holes on commemorative merchandise and event partnerships. Skipping the fray means potentially forgoing a lot of money.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218783121

On Wednesday, Ramirez issued a notice about his intention to close down to the bars’ more than 7,000 Instagram followers.

BumRushDaShow

(134,217 posts)
16. Was just thinking about you today
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:34 PM
Jul 9

and there you are!

I remember that thread too. I expect many others are going to do the same.

grandpamike1

(197 posts)
23. The last time
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 07:47 PM
Jul 9

Something big was going to come to Wisconsin, it was Foxconn, a con of momentous size, brought there by none other than Scott Walker and Donald Trump. Notice that his fingers are in every crooked scheme, here is the News item then.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2023/11/10/what-happened-to-foxconn-in-wisconsin-a-timeline/71535498007/

eppur_se_muova

(36,645 posts)
36. There's an old saying in Tennessee, I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says "Fool me once, shame on...
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:16 AM
Jul 10

There's an old saying in Tennessee, I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says "Fool me once, shame on...shame on you. Fool me...you can't get fooled again.



We never imagined he would turn out to be the most competent Repug President of this century.

OK, maybe some of us did.

rpannier

(24,432 posts)
33. Creeping Doom
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 03:12 AM
Jul 10

It's from a Role Playing Game. Don't remember which one
Once you touch something, it withers and dies

4lbs

(7,051 posts)
32. 40 years ago, RUSSIAN comedian Yakov Smirnov ("What a Country!") [remember him?] had a bit
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 02:57 AM
Jul 10

about Milwaukee.

He was a guest on the (at the time) very popular TV show "Night Court". He was talking with character Bull Shannon (played by actor Richard Moll).

He said something to the effect of "Where I come from it is like being in the middle of Milwaukee. You could get in a cab and go two hundred miles, and you'll still be in the middle of Milwaukee. You could get in a plane and go two thousand miles and you'd still be in the middle of Milwaukee."

At which point, Bull's head was about to explode thinking about that imagery, and he yelled "STOP!"

I find it quite (ahem) "amusing" that the RNC, with their presumptive nominee, Dumpy the Clown, would be so 'Russia-fied' as to put their convention in this city, of all years. I'm sure Milwaukee is a fine city. However, it is being invaded by the Red Army in a few months. Russia? RNC? Umm.... yes.

The name of the episode was called "World War III" and aired in 1985.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0660763/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0660763/quotes/?ref_=tt_trv_qu

[about Yakov's brother, who doesn't want to go back to the Soviet Union]
Baliff Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon: Is it really that bad over there?
Yakov Korolenko: You ever been to Milwaukee?
Baliff Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon: Yeah.
Yakov Korolenko: Close your eyes.
Baliff Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon: Why?
Yakov Korolenko: Please?
[Bull does]
Yakov Korolenko: When you open your eyes, you're going to be in the middle of Milwaukee. No matter where you go, no matter how far you run, you're still going to be in the middle of Milwaukee. You can get in a cab, and drive two hundred miles in any direction, and you're still going to be in the middle of Milwaukee. You can get in an airplane, and fly two thousand miles, and you're still...
Baliff Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon: [clutching his head] NO! STOP, STOP IT!
[Bull rushes away]
Yakov Korolenko: [to his brother] Works every time.

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