Saturday, May 31, 2008

Clinton Screws Up Fla., Mich. Compromise

Outside the meeting of the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Hillary had her own Brooks Bros. Rioters . In the meeting, Hillary's rioters frequently disrupted the proceedings and in the end, her representative rejected the hard won compromise worked out by the Florida and Michigan Democratic Party's.

Now Hillary is using this as an excuse to continue on to the Convention even though she has no chance of winning enough delegate to become the nominee.

Some of the Hillary supporters outside the meeting told reporters they would leave the Democratic Party and vote for McCain if there was a compromise that didn't seat 100% of the delegates from Fla. & Mich..

The only thing I can think to say to anyone with that sort of 'my way or the hiway' attitude is; don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

May 31, 7:26 PM EDT
Officials say Fla., Mich. delegates will get half-votes

By NEDRA PICKLER and BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Party officials agreed Saturday to seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half-votes, ruling on a long-running dispute that has threatened the party's chances in November and maintaining Barack Obama's front-runner status as he moves closer to the nomination.

The decision was a blow to Hillary Rodham Clinton as she was on the verge of watching Obama make history as the first black Democratic presidential nominee. It prompted an irate reaction from boisterous Clinton supporters in the audience and her chief delegate counter, Harold Ickes.

Ickes angrily informed the party's Rules Committee that Clinton had instructed him to reserve her right to appeal the matter to the Democrats' credentials committee, which could potentially drag the matter to the party's convention in August. ...(full


Ozy said...

"Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!"

I quote Randi Rhodes on that one..

I just hope any of the Clinton suporters have the courage and integrity to not stay with the Democratic party if they vote for MC Can't. I can personally accept a not voting if they feel so pasionate but to vote for anyone but the DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE is PARTY TREASON and they are not Democrats in my opinion.
As independent as I am I vote straight D!I am a Democrat until such time I declare otherwise!!!!!

jpeg said...

the corporatists want the Democratic party too. makes the marketing scheme so much more efficient! the tactics are soooooo familiar.