Sunday, June 1, 2008

The DNC Determines That Florida And Michigan Delegates Are Less Than Slaves

At least the original Constitution held that slaves were three-fifths of a person, now Democrat delegates in Michigan and Florida are each one-half of a person making them more lowly than a slave!

Leave it to the DNC to compromise voting rights away. Furthermore, this will not do anything to add to party unity down the road I suspect. It is hilarious to me that after making the rules they yielded to pressures to change the rules after Hillary and her supporters wanted the Michigan and Florida delegations fully restored for the upcoming convention, to reflect the primaries that she won back in January. Of course, because of the early primary rules, it was agreed back then that they would not count. Now that Hillary is scrounging for delegate votes as Obama nears his mark, the rules are asked to be trashed.

More importantly the voters in Florida and Michigan are furious. They want their primary votes to count in the process. Or at least they do now. Funny thing is that in Michigan, Obama's name wasn't even on the ballot!

I don't see much in the way of party unity with this type of nonsense going on. Two things are clear: DNC chair, Howard Dean sure has his hands full and they better bolt the furniture down in the convention hall in Denver otherwise there might be some chairs flying along with the fist fights. Perhaps this eco-friendly DNC party will turn out to be the biggest eco-friendly riot.

Since it isn't likely there will be a Clinton Obama ticket (or rather an Obama Clinton ticket) based on the egos we are witnessing, perhaps Hillary ought to start thinking of running as an independent. Now wouldn't that be interesting? Maybe she'll ask Al Gore to run with her.

Now all we need is for Obama to pick someone like Maxine Waters, or Nancy Pelosi as his running mate. Yikes!

1/2 a vote per Michigan and Florida delegate though...it's amazing those delegates will get less representation than a slave at the DNC convention. More amazing is the Democrats making/changing the rules not seeming to care much about how this affects the voters in the primaries. You can expect more of that type of thing if Socialism takes a greater hold in this country. Trash the rules and establish others that allow for less equality.

So the big question is this: Did the DNC rules committee really mean to say that with 1/2 a vote those Florida and Michigan Democrat delegates are now really half-assed?