No Balloon Drop for Obama? Maybe Drop Condoms or Dancing Vaginas

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 5, 2012   |   3:12PM   |   Washington, DC

With a supposed threat of rain — or fewer-than-expected wanting to show up to President Barack Obama’s nomination celebration on Thursday night, Democrats have moved their finale. Instead of holding it at the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium, Democrats are moving it to Time Warner Cable Arena, one-third the size, where the rest of the convention is being held.

Normally, with an indoor nomination acceptance speech, a political party unleashes a festival of balloons and confetti to mark the occasion — as Republicans did last week. However, with no time to prepare for such festivities, Democrats will have to come up with some other way to laud Obama.

Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly have come up with their own idea — dropping condoms from the ceiling, since Democrats have spent most of their convention touting abortion and birth control.

The poorly-attended Planned Parenthood rally yesterday may have cast that idea aside. virtually no one attended the rally, but anti-Mitt Romney condoms were distributed by organizing officials.

A Planned Parenthood rally outside Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame featured Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, contraception activist Sandra Fluke, and actress Aisha Tyler — and Romney/Ryan-themed condoms.

The pro-Obama event headlined by Planned Parenthood was held in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina’s largest city. It featured a fleet of women, and some men, donning pink shirts with the words “Yes We Plan” on the front.

The year “2012″ also appeared on the shirts, with the zero in the shape of a pack of birth control pills. The rally itself focused on women’s access to health care and abortion.

Volunteers at he event handed out colorful condoms in packages with the slogan “PROTECT YOURSELF FROM ROMNEY & RYAN IN THIS ELECTION.” The package’s inside flap advised the user to “LEARN THE FACTS ABOUT ROMNEY & RYAN.”

The condom within the packet read “PROPER ATTIRE Required for entry.”

Or maybe Democrats could bring to stage the dancing vaginas. The radical pro-abortion group Code Pink brought them to the Republican convention in Tampa, but then two of its members were thrown out for interrupting Mitt Romney’s speech.

Maybe the best thing for Democrats to do is ignore any celebration altogether, especially since they botched the 2004 balloon drop so poorly.