Saturday, May 31, 2008

Michigan and Florida Seated

More breaking news. CNN reports that Florida and Michigan will be fully seated but each delegate will only be allocated one-half vote.

People from Florida are fuming. There is absolutely no reason why Florida voters should be disenfranchised like that.

The Sun Sentinel had a warning, which Democratic party officials obviously did not heed. "[D]isrespect Florida in this way [and it] could turn out to be one of the most monumentally stupid moves in the history of presidential politics."

I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed I am in the Democratic Party and its Rules Committee's decision on how to seat the Florida and Michigan. How can you decide to only seat some of the delegation or to take away their votes? How can you decide to award delegates to people who weren't even on the ballot in Michigan? What on earth is the party doing? What message does the party send to its members and to other citizens in the United States when it strips away the votes its citizens? It DOESN'T matter that you warned the states not to move up their primaries!!! You don't punish the elected officials and state parties who made the BAD decisions by stripping away the votes of your party members!!! How does that make sense? How short sighted of you all - after the voting scandals in Florida in 2000, especially! I cannot see any way around this - I used to wonder why people voted against their own best interest - i.e. why poor people would vote for Republican candidates, etc? I am starting to understand. It becomes clearer to me every day that the party elite and their groupies who control this party are out of touch with reality and are more concerned with their own position and status within the party than they are with doing the right thing or caring for their party members. Bye! Good riddance. You won't get any support from me in the future - I've made that mistake for the last time. I will not reward your irresponsible behavior with support in any way, shape, or form - no matter who your candidate is.
Dems know how to grab defeat from the jaws of victory, that's for sure.
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