Strippers look to GOP to 'make it rain'
Club owner Joe Redner gets a back massage from Lorry Kasner at Mons Venus. Photo by John Nowak/CNN
August 23rd, 2012
11:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Strippers look to GOP to 'make it rain'

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Go-Go and Ezili are dancing cheek to cheek on a Friday night. That is to say they're spinning, glute to glute, on a polished chrome pole at a strip club.

A thunderstorm leaves puddles in the parking lot under a sign that boasts "OMG! These girls are hot!" The strippers try to "make it rain" inside, too: When patrons approve of their gyrations by slipping credit cards into machines that look like ATMs, the sound of recorded thunder rolls across the stage. Sure enough, $1 bills flutter from the ceiling onto the twirling twosome.

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  1. Anastasia

    Um... good... article...?

    August 23, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  2. gord

    the christians are coming to town -pay day for strippers and alcohol industry

    August 23, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  3. Say No to Willard Romney Hood and Personhood Ann Ryand

    Blasphemy. we all know that the family values, personhood, cardinal prayer set would never attend such places.
    Now back to reality, maybe they'll do some job-creating finally?

    August 23, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  4. Malory Archer

    They're gonna love Mons! Joe R has the best looking stable in the Tampa Bay area. Just hope he ensures his girls are all immunized prior to the pervs arriving en masse.

    August 23, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. 8.3% is a paid GOP shill

    Then go back to Faux News shill.

    August 23, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  6. 8.3% unemployment - Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    Can we expect to see stories about strip joints during the Democrat Convention CNN????

    August 23, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. 8.3% is a paid GOP shill

    Sure will. That's where the GOP will be at doing research on abortion.

    August 23, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    This article should be a warning to all.
    The media has the clubs staked out.

    August 23, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    somebody asked:

    Can we expect to see stories about strip joints during the Democrat Convention CNN????
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    Probably not. Do they even have strip clubs in Charlotte?

    August 23, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  10. Malory Archer

    8.3% unemployment – Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    Can we expect to see stories about strip joints during the Democrat Convention CNN????

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Probably not because research has proven that Dems don't frequent such establishments en masse the way the tighty righties do! I know a young lady who tends bar and she says the bible thumpers are even more prolific in their escapades at Gentlemen's clubs – and so bold they show up still wearing their convention name tags!

    August 23, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  11. ghostriter

    Naw, 8.3% Unemployed is just mad that he can't make it.

    August 23, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  12. Al-NY,NY

    8.3% unemployment – Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    Can we expect to see stories about strip joints during the Democrat Convention CNN????
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    who knows? but since only republicans are good, MORAL people that preach god and family ad nauseum, they are the ones being called out here.

    August 23, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  13. Romney is not My Hero

    Holy rollers can go to strip clubs, cheat, lie, steal, etc. God is totally for it. I remember the scripture now... It's in the book of Adultery chapter 1 verse 8. - Besides, why don't we all just do away with this whole presidential nonsense. I say Prince Harry for president. "With Nudity and Justass for all".

    August 23, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  14. Thomas

    Finance documents show that the Republican National Committee spent nearly $2,000 last month at "a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.The "RNC is also thinking of buying Michael Steele a private jet. Mr.Steele also spent tens of thousands of dollars.

    Not much has changed !

    Roll out the Barrel Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus .

    August 23, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  15. once upon a horse

    How DARE CNN even report something like this. Republicans are the party of morals and family values. Just ask Sen Vitter and Gov Sanford.

    August 23, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  16. cali girl

    Wow, like this will change the focus away from the GOP with an all out war on women.

    August 23, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  17. Thomas

    If Mitt and Paul would change there names to Cupcake and Silky .

    They would get a lot more tips !

    August 23, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  18. GI Joe

    Here'e part of it:
    Tampa Bay strip club owners can't wait for the GOP convention to get to town.
    "Hands down, the Republicans have always been our best customers," says Angelina Spencer, the Executive Director of the Association of Club Executives. It is the national trade organization for adult nightclubs.
    "And they tend to be business-focused," she says. "That’s really all I can say. We get clients from all walks of life, but for whatever reason… I have heard club owners say, 'Boy, those Republicans really are great customers.'"

    Can you feel the "family values" vibe?
    House Republicans are well aware of their members' proclivity for some non-marital T&A and realize it might be a bit of a, er, problem in the age of cell phone cameras and Twitter.

    August 23, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  19. labman57

    So it appears as though a well-known female bespectacled performance artist - who pretends to be a political commentator of substance, does perverse things with her mouth, and is always eager to make an easy buck - will not be seeking the spotlight in Tampa while the Republican Convention is in town.

    But that's okay - Lisa Ann will be there instead.

    August 23, 2012 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    GOP and strip clubs – what can go wrong?

    August 23, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |