In May, Occupy agitators marched on Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The goal of their protest was to “make Bank of America pay.”
Now that the Democrats are gearing up to hold their September convention at the stadium, they can’t even bring themselves to type the words “Bank of America.” You know, because corporations are totally grody, especially when they’re associated with the bankster one percent.
Hmmm … Will Obama and the DNC be rebranding Bank of America Stadium??? Donna Brazille calls it "Panthers… http://t.co/ZyZ8QyNB
— MeckGOP (@meckgop) July 16, 2012
Yep, can’t have President Obama associated with an icky corporation when he delivers his keynote address at, ahem, Bank of America Stadium.
And it’s not just a bit of iffy proofreading in one email.
DNC is so offended their convention is at "bank of america" stadium they dare not speak its name http://t.co/sFJqPbDW via @maggiepolitico
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) July 17, 2012
Politico reports that “Another email in June made the same pitch about the stadium.”
So the Dem's new strategy is to call BoA Stadium 'Panthers Stadium.' Wow. How dumb do they think people are? http://t.co/MBi5q3WU #ncpol”
— Weston Burleson (@Weston_B) July 17, 2012
How far will this go? Will they refer to other venues as the "Tall Pointy Building" or the "Building w/ the Handle"? http://t.co/pILaLVL0
— MeckGOP (@meckgop) July 17, 2012
For the record, Bank of America Stadium has never been called “Panthers Stadium.” Bank of America purchased naming rights in 2004, replacing L.M. Ericsson Inc. as the corporate (gasp!) sponsor. Prior to that, the facility was known as Carolinas Stadium.
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