Milwaukee will host the Democratic National Convention in 2020, bringing hundreds of millions in tourism dollars to Wisconsin while showcasing its largest city and one of a few states likely to decide the presidency.
The Associated Press reported Monday morning on the plans by Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez. Perez was set to make a formal announcement Monday afternoon.
A centerpiece of Milwaukee’s DNC bid is the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, Fiserv Forum, which will host the convention.
I admit that I’m torn on it. On the one hand, it is fantastic news that Milwaukee and Wisconsin will benefit from the influx of activity. Plus, it will be fun, as a political blogger, to have the convention in my backyard.
On the other hand, the Democrats have a history of stiffing host cities with unpaid expenses that the taxpayers have to pick up. Plus, with what is likely to be a hotly contested primary, we can safely predict plenty of riotous behavior and destruction.
Now the die is cast. My strong advice to Milwaukee’s leaders would be to get their money – including money in escrow to pay for possible overtime and damages – up front.
Interesting that the Democrats chose the most segregated city in the US to host the convention.
Really not surprising since liberals believe in segregation and racism.
We now have firm dates for the airing of grievances. Should make for quite a shitshow. Which neighborhoods will burn?
This clown car should be entertaining, especially if it is a contested nomination.
The Great Circus Parade is back!
Everybody can take Tommy’s Trolly to Milwaukee’s crown jewel, the Fiserv Forum, right? Goes right past there, right? Right?
[and so it begins….]
Union beer in every fridge! Vegan brats for all!
Great Circus Parade Grand Clown Tom Perez: “…..when those balloons drop in what would be 493 days from now after people been to Summerfest after they’ve had a beer In a bra., maybe some vegan brats, who knows our party will be unified. We will have a Unity of purpose, we will be organised, we will be ready to win and we will go from here to celebrate with some damn fine unionmade Milwaukee beer at the end of the night,”