Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Michigan-Florida Compromise of 2008

Yes, the fix appears to be in the works.

First there was Billary's hint at a Clinton/Obama ticket.

Then the chatter about the superdelegates ballooned. Even though Barack is leading in pledged delegates, popular votes and states won.

Now Florida, Michigan Primary Do-Overs?

From CBS News:

CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield reported Wednesday that the Clinton campaign was considering asking for "re-dos" in the two states.

"A do-over could change the whole complexion of this race," Greenfield said...

DNC officials have suggested to both Michigan and Florida that holding another presidential contest of some kind would be one way to get the delegates seated...

Clinton has been insisting that the desires of more than 2 million people who cast Democratic ballots in the two states should be reflected at the convention, which would help her catch up to Obama in the race for delegates.

Let's let all of the voters go again if they are willing to do it," Clinton adviser Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday night on MSNBC. "Whatever we have to do to get people in the system, let's do it."

DNC chairman Howard Dean also urges the "do-over".

It has come to this. Billary's race-baiting in S. Carolina, the fear-mongering 3am ad in Texas & Ohio, complimenting John McCain over Barack, and their overall sense of entitlement has ballooned into a brazen snatch 'n grab operation. Omar Little style.

If you think Billary's worried about the black vote backlash, according to Billary adviser Harold Ickes, Miss Hillary knows the darkies are the Democratic Party's bottom bitch.

Top Clinton official: Blacks will come around to Hillary if she wins the nomination:

“There will be some hurt feelings initially,” Ickes said. “But in a very tight election, Barack Obama will swing in behind Hillary Clinton and black people will vote for her and she will be able to bring in Hispanic voters also.” Read all here.
"hurt feelings"? Mr. Ickes, I've got a message for you from Jack & Jill Politics:

If Hillary Gets to Claim Michigan & Florida, Denver will Burn:

"Hillary Clinton has lost her damn mind. I'm gonna leave Florida alone for now. But just to be clear, in Michigan, SHE WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE ON THE BALLOT!!

How do you claim victory? How? How? How? Who did you defeat?

And why is this not the big headline? It's one thing to dis voters by telling them they don't count or by intimidating them (in places like Nevada), but I'll be damned if I let this person run around like some petty dictator.

There is no excuse for this, and those who support Senator Clinton also support thug politics. Why not just deploy people with AK-47s and machetes to "canvass" neighborhoods and "campaign" for you Hillary? Why the pretense of commercials and debates?

I'm gonna say this much. If she gets to claim those delegates as-is, it's over. If its thug politics you want, then that's cool, just let me know, because I can bring out the thug. You want to destroy my candidate with dirty politics? Fine. You want to hide behind "35 years of experience," go ahead.

But you do not get to fuck with my vote. Ya hear me!? YOU DO NOT.

I will do all in my power to bring hell to your campaign and hell to the Democratic Party, and if there's one thing I've learned in this political season, it's that I have power. We all have power, much more than those who wield power regularly want us to know. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF US. MILLIONS. There are only a few of them."

Read all here

I got my directions to Denver, do you?

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