Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Michigan and Florida: Disenfranchising Voters

Another story tonight is that Hillary Clinton is calling for Barack Obama to join her in dmeadning that the voters of Michigan and Florida not be disenfranchised--calling for new primaries.  Of course, the Democratic Party should never have disenfranchised them in the first place.

Clinton, of course, is glossing over the fact that she AGREED with the other Democratic candidates to totally disenfranchise the voters of Florida and Michigan by not even campaigning there--something the Repubican candidates did NOT agree to.

Nevertheless, Clinton is NOW right.  Democrats are in the process of depriving the people of TWO ENTIRE BIG STATES of the "right to vote"--something which Democrats profess to hold sacred.  Whatever happened to "count every vote".
Nope.  It is NOT just Florida of 2000.  Look at OHIO THIS YEAR.  Obama forces went into Federal Court to assert that the sacred "right to vote" was being denied because of weather making blank ballots unavailable to voters in certain precincts.  Obama forces got a Federal Court Order to keep some polls open past the legal closing time (rules anyone?) so as to avoid denying the "right to vote".

Hypocrisy, thy name is Obama.  Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat?

P.S.  Yes, the Democratic Party and Howard Dean--to which I added Barack Obama and Hillary Clitnon as equally "worthy"--were recently winners of my coveted, weekly "Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate" award for conspicious stupidity in denying the right to vote to the voters of Michigan and Florida.  You can see how right I was.  I still don't understand why this disenfranchisement of the voters of two whole states was not an OUTRAGE from the beginning.   It was always disgraceful, and Hillary Clinton does not win too many points for supporting the "right to vote" by joining this fight so late.  She is right to call it "disenfranchismement".  But it was that from the beginning of that Democratic candidate agreement not to even campaign in the two states.

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