posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 12:51 AM
Originally posted by jetxnet
Funny too, if it were the other way around and Hillary got the 55 delegates and Obama had 4 taken away, there would be a huge uprising among Black
people and their lame religious leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. It would be a HUGE deal.
The DNC should not get away with such BS.
Do you ever get tired of saying the same "if it were the other way around...Sharpton, Jackson!" thing? Blacks in Florida were disenfranchised and
Sharpton and Jackson didn't rectify that issue. Please no whining. Put this tired rhetoric to bed.
On-topic: Finally...now the Democratic Party has decided to act on this issue that REPUBLICAN Governor Charlie Crist, and DEMOCRATIC Governor Jennifer
Grisholm (Hillary Clinton's highest-profile supporter in Michigan) created for political reasons. Their decision to allow their State to blatantly
break DNC party rules despite warnings was very regrettable and disrespectful to the party and the voters. It is fortuitous for Hillary Clinton that
her name remained on the ballot while Obama supporters merely were made to check undecided. I've even seen those in the media claiming Obama was
responsible for perpetuating the fiasco this has caused yet Obama agreed to follow the rules. You should also be aware that Hillary gave her written
consent to abide by the decision of the DNC as well. Hillary sang a different tune when she was far ahead of her rivals.
"It's clear, this election [Michigan is] having is not going to count for anything."
On Sept. 1, the Clinton campaign issued this ringing statement:
We believe Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina play a unique and special role in the nominating process. And we believe the DNC's rules
and its calendar provide the necessary structure to respect and honor that role. Thus, we will be signing the pledge to adhere to the DNC approved
Fair-Weather Wolverine, Slate.com
Now she recants, reshuffles and reworks her opinion. Now the States urgently matter. Her name was on the ballot after all and she should get those
votes counted. Who cares if the voters of the other candidates don't count she wants them all. DNC rules be damned.
Absurd, unfair and unrealistic.
The DNC needs to consistently take charge of situations like this. The rules are there for a reason (as Hillary stated) and to ignore them is to lose
control of the party. Most supporters of McCain would love to see this fight keep going but I am glad this mess is put to bed. The Democratic party
has been looking quite foolish of late and with candidates threatening to continue this fight all the way up to August it will inevitably implode.
I mean what would you have them do?
I should add though that I don't think most of the people posting here give two licks about who the Democratic nominee is as most have already
expressed hard-right leanings to begin with. They...like Gov. Crist....like the Rush Limbaugh’s of the media world...want to see the in-fighting
continue and the Democrats tear themselves apart. At which point the Republicans will finish off the remains come election time.
Hillary, Obama, and the limping DNC were playing right into their hands but hopefully this chapter will have somewhat cooled off so we can actually
focus on the real issues.
I doubt most of the outraged conservatives in this thread plan to vote for a Democrat in November regardless of who it may be.
This is of course to keep the flames hot till the striking time.
[edit on 2-6-2008 by lee anoma]