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DNC Strips Florida Of 2008 Delegates
washingtonpost.com ^ | August 26, 2007 | Michael D. Shear

Posted on 08/26/2007 4:27:24 AM PDT by Puzzleman

The Democratic National Committee sought to seize control of its unraveling nominating process yesterday, rejecting pleas from state party leaders and cracking down on Florida for scheduling a Jan. 29 presidential primary.

The DNC's rules and bylaws committee, which enforces party rules, voted yesterday morning to strip Florida of all its delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver -- the harshest penalty at its disposal...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; democratic; dnc; florida; floridadems; primary
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Hee, hee, hee!
1 posted on 08/26/2007 4:27:25 AM PDT by Puzzleman
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To: Puzzleman

Hopefully the residents of Florida will remember how the Democrat party only cares about the state for approximately 1 week prior to the general election, and vote accordingly.


2 posted on 08/26/2007 4:33:29 AM PDT by pnh102
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To: Puzzleman

What a bunch of bozos.


3 posted on 08/26/2007 4:35:20 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Puzzleman

Uh, okay.

Should I care? I’m trying to figure out why this means squat.


4 posted on 08/26/2007 4:38:52 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Sworn to oppose control freaks, foreign and domestic.)
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To: ovrtaxt

Popcorn anyone?


5 posted on 08/26/2007 4:44:59 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: ovrtaxt

“Should I care? I’m trying to figure out why this means squat.”

It means the national Dem party has removed Florida’s say in selecting the Presidential candidate. That probably means they don’t feel the Florida democrats will be in lock step with electing Hillary.


6 posted on 08/26/2007 4:45:28 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Puzzleman

Poor pathetic Dims. They are just about to totally p*ss off their retired blue haired yellow dog democrat codgers and codgerettes in the indispensable state of Florida.


7 posted on 08/26/2007 4:54:11 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (What kind of lunatics murder their own babies to make the labor force dependent upon illegal aliens?)
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To: driftdiver
I think you are right.

The harshness behind this DNC action has Hillary's name written all over it. This is the vindictiveness that is a hallmark of Hillary's politics.

She is trying to rig her nomination and election and anyone upsetting the apple cart will be dealt with severely.

The fix is in and Florida Democrats are not playing along.

It's funny how much Hillary's machine resembles the Mafia.

8 posted on 08/26/2007 4:59:39 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Puzzleman

They are still bitter that Gore lost....

The amazing part is that Floridians voted for the change in the date and are being punished for their vote by the Democrats.


9 posted on 08/26/2007 5:00:36 AM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
**** It's funny how much Hillary's machine resembles the Mafia. ****

What do you have against the Mafia?


;-)

10 posted on 08/26/2007 5:04:09 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: Puzzleman
Wow. PWNED by their own party.

Hope those kneepads didn't chaff too much during that fraudulent recount fellahs. No hard feelings?

11 posted on 08/26/2007 5:14:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
It's funny how much Hillary's machine resembles the Mafia.

Or, resembles someting else.

Next, she'll be disbanding The Reichstad -- er, Congress.

12 posted on 08/26/2007 5:19:30 AM PDT by LantzALot (Yes, itís my opinion. No, itís not humble.)
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To: Puzzleman

Message to Florida: Seven years ago, you went to the mat to make a Democrat President. This is your payback. I cant wait to see the Republican message in Florida now.


13 posted on 08/26/2007 5:25:57 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
It's funny how much Hillary's machine resembles the Mafia.

...and not just "The Sopranos," either!


14 posted on 08/26/2007 5:26:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

All very true, the funny thing is most Democrats will not see that fact.

Hilliary will stand for no competition for her place in the sun, seriously if Obama manages to catch her in the polls, he had better stay out of parks in DC, and not fly in any govt aircraft...


15 posted on 08/26/2007 6:00:47 AM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile.)
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To: driftdiver

“That probably means they don’t feel the Florida democrats will be in lock step with electing Hillary.”

DING DING DING... Correct!


16 posted on 08/26/2007 6:04:19 AM PDT by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: Puzzleman

Looks like the NDC just sawed off a hanging chad.


17 posted on 08/26/2007 6:12:37 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Puzzleman
Thanks for linking to the printer-friendly version of the article. Those of us trapped in 56K dialup HELL appreciate your kindness.

From the article:

The penalty will not take effect for 30 days, and rules committee members urged officials from the nation's fourth-most-populous state to use the time to schedule a later statewide caucus and thus regain its delegates.

By making an object lesson of Florida, Democrats hope to squelch other states' efforts to move their voting earlier, which have created chaos in the primary structure that the national party has established. But the decision to sanction such a pivotal, vote-rich state has risks.

So, do ya reckon they'll play kiss-kiss and make up in 30 days?
18 posted on 08/26/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT by upchuck (Today there are 10,000 more illegal aliens in yer country than there were yesterday. 10,000! THINK!)
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To: Puzzleman

arghaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


19 posted on 08/26/2007 6:38:15 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( my opinions do not represent the opinions of the management at Free Republic, they are mine alone.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
arghaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Or is it

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh!

20 posted on 08/26/2007 6:41:03 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Off topic for a minute....

The funniest thread EVER on FR (or any other message board) was titled ARGH (I think). Simple title with nothing to add by the poster. It was the funniest thread I have ever seen.

I tried to find it but I know the title is spelled wrong.

Ok folks, carry on smartly.

21 posted on 08/26/2007 6:46:22 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: submarinerswife

And if that doesn’t work, the militia will be back to breaking down doors and kidnapping children.


22 posted on 08/26/2007 6:50:26 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: submarinerswife
Perhaps this thread?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1235991/posts

23 posted on 08/26/2007 6:55:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority; All

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NEVER FORGET

.

HILLARY’s supporting of our enemy Communist North Vietnam Dictator HO CHI MINH’s push to take over a then Free South Vietnam during the Vietnam War =

Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education (SLAVE LABOR) Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

..”JOURNEY from the FALL”.. MoviePremieres = Fall of Saigon CLARITY..

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1806248/posts

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With HILLARY RODHAM pushing to re-enter our Oval Office
...in a new time of war
...in a new century
...with our own Freedom
...directly at stake
...right here at home
what price is there for US to pay now..?

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NEVER FORGET

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24 posted on 08/26/2007 7:20:39 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ClaireSolt

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NEVER FORGET

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HILLARY =

ELIAN’s -Cold Dead Eyes- in Cuba

http://www.Freerepublic.com/forum/a395a99a7020f.htm

.

NEVER FORGET

.


25 posted on 08/26/2007 7:30:50 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Puzzleman

this is a setup for exactly what?


26 posted on 08/26/2007 8:19:30 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Hate me, I'm white.)
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To: LantzALot
pictures...it's uncanny how much they can tell you if you're paying attention...

someone please do a hillary collage...

27 posted on 08/26/2007 8:22:04 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Hate me, I'm white.)
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To: ovrtaxt

>>Uh, okay.

Should I care? I’m trying to figure out why this means squat.<<

I’m not sure. But keeping New Hampshire as the first primary the Democratic party does two things: they give a big boost to someone who can win in liberal state and likewise a boost to to a feisty small state.

If Florida had been the first state you’d be less likely to see candidates like Carter and Dukakis who ran insurgencies. If Florida goes first, the Democratic primary voters are still pretty liberal but now there will be a litmus test for raising lots of money early.

That will likely strengthen the average Democratic nominee since we are now in an era of candidate spending far beyond what would be provided if they take public financing - only big fund raisers need apply.

Should you care about Dean? If you want Republicans elected you should they keep him in job indefinitely. You’ve got a country divided 40/40/20 D/R/I and this guy’s first big action for the campaign is to kick out the the state that has been most pivotal in the last two elections.


28 posted on 08/26/2007 8:29:48 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words)
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To: Puzzleman

This is great news. The RNC should immediately start running ads in Florida saying “the Democratic Party doesn’t want your vote, but we do.”


29 posted on 08/26/2007 8:58:00 AM PDT by deebee1
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To: ovrtaxt

It means that many independent Florida voters who might have been leaning towards voting for a democrat will now likely look at the Democratic Party as a mean-spirited, corrupt organization trying to prevent them from having a say in the election. This may encourage them to vote Republican. Particulalrly if the RNC starts running ads telling the voters this.


30 posted on 08/26/2007 9:00:16 AM PDT by deebee1
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To: Puzzleman
LOL. The democrats have finally shown their face on democracy, they do not like it. How dare the people of Florida vote for something that their betters do not like.

Who will now decide how they will vote at the convention? Those votes are going to be controlled by somebody.

31 posted on 08/26/2007 10:04:30 AM PDT by fella (The proper application of the truth far more important than the knowledge of it's existance."Ike")
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To: Puzzleman

See what the boys in the backroom will have.

32 posted on 08/26/2007 10:20:02 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Puzzleman
Boy, this is ironic. This is the same bunch who's mantra was "Count all the votes!" in 2000.
33 posted on 08/26/2007 10:23:00 AM PDT by ChuxsterS
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To: deebee1
I'm thinking the republicans should start running some ads with Ronald Reagan saying he didn't leave the dem party; it left him. Then have a bunch of regular people telling when the dem party left them. They should go through voter records and find people who switched from dem to Republican.

Have an interviewer ask "When did you leave the democrat party?" when they didn't want to count the military votes, when they said it was o.k. to lie under oath, when they voted for amnesty, when they said it was racist to build a fence, when hillary said she would take things away for our own good, when they added drug abuse to S.S. disability, when they sided with the enemy, when they complained about flags, when they called us homophobic for wanting to keep marriage traditional, when they called us racist for wanting voter i.d., when they said to bring back the draft, when they said voting for a white person was racist, when they called us sexist for supporting the unborn, when they lied about the 2000 recounts, when they demanded we retreat, when they said you get one free grope, etc.

Just a whole series of these ads with five or six people at a time. Get at least a hundred different people giving their answers. It would be a good softening up ad campaign before the election.

34 posted on 08/26/2007 11:16:00 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Puzzleman

I wonder how crazy people at DU are getting. : )

Just looking at the comments at washintonpost makes me smile...lol.


35 posted on 08/26/2007 1:25:53 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: Puzzleman

Something like this happened not long before the Civil War. That involved the Democrats, too.


36 posted on 08/26/2007 1:27:31 PM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Puzzleman

37 posted on 08/26/2007 1:44:27 PM PDT by Gritty (She is a nasty woman. Nobody will out-mud the Clintons - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Puzzleman
  They said Florida voters would be disenfranchised if Bush were elected.

  They were right.

Drew Garrett

38 posted on 08/26/2007 1:47:46 PM PDT by agarrett
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To: poobear; driftdiver
“That probably means they don’t feel the Florida democrats will be in lock step with electing Hillary.”

I thought the superdelegates in the democRat party overrode the voters' delegates anyway. Am I misinformed about how the delegate process works in the democRat party?

39 posted on 08/26/2007 1:59:30 PM PDT by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: Puzzleman

I kinda liked the idea of having regional primaries, to allow candidates easier access to states.

The Midwest could be first (a combination of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, INdiana, etc.

Followed by the Northeast, followed by the Deep/Middle Atlantic South, followed by the West Coast.

Candidates (both GOP and the Demhucksters) would have less travel time and more face to face time.

Less money spent on jets, and it would reduce the phenomenum of having Iowa/New Hampshire in effect deciding for the entire country.


40 posted on 08/26/2007 2:14:21 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: Puzzleman

FL is smarter than the DNC here — by the time of the conventions, delegates won’t matter at all. It is the early momentum that counts so that the sheeple can know whom to support.


41 posted on 08/26/2007 2:16:34 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: BenLurkin
Perhaps this thread?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1235991/posts

THAT'S IT!! The name of the thread is Unngh

It got 2600 hits on that thread. Funniest damn thing on the web EVER!!

42 posted on 08/26/2007 3:29:25 PM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: gitmo

“I thought the superdelegates in the democRat party overrode the voters’ delegates anyway. Am I misinformed about how the delegate process works in the democRat party?”

Do you mean they make up the rules as they go along?


43 posted on 08/26/2007 3:46:12 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: ovrtaxt
Should I care? I’m trying to figure out why this means squat.

It means one or two things. It may mean that Obama has a serious chance to beat Hitlery in Florida, perhaps his only chance to gain any momentum against her. More likely, it means that they are disenfranchising their own primary voters just to make them mad so they'll turn out in larger numbers in the fall election, their intent being a statewide Dem sweep from governor on down. Their slogan: "Those evil Republicans (Jeb, legislature) deliberately disenfranchised your vote in the primary so it's time to vote us in so your vote will count."

This is not an arbitrary move on their part. Of course, it's not arbitrary that we Republicans moved up the FL date any more than our ballot initiative in Kali will put a voter referendum on the ballot and make that state far more partisan.

The national parties are both forming and beginning to play strategy in two of the biggest states, both parties intent to focus on driving up partisanship within those states.
44 posted on 08/26/2007 4:40:07 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Rudy: tough on terror, scared of Iowa, wets himself over YouTube)
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To: gitmo
I thought the superdelegates in the democRat party

Generally, the superdelegates don't vote or indicate their intention until the convention unless they're visibly supporting a particular candidate. And I think the supers are only about 1/3 of the delegate vote anyway, enough to tip it if they need to (Nader or Kucinich or Dean getting the nomination narrowly) but not enough to overrule the Dim herd in most primaries.
45 posted on 08/26/2007 4:43:49 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Rudy: tough on terror, scared of Iowa, wets himself over YouTube)
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To: Puzzleman
Hillary: "How's Florida?"

Clemenza: "Florida? Oh, you won't see them no more!"

46 posted on 08/26/2007 4:50:36 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

Many democrat presidents, so I’ve heard on FR, had mafia connections; possibly Kennedy AND Clinton for two. Of course they were democrats...need we say more?


47 posted on 08/26/2007 7:25:06 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Betty Jane

Great idea. However, given the incompetence of the national party (RNC), they probably won’t do it.


48 posted on 08/27/2007 9:54:11 AM PDT by deebee1
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To: Puzzleman

This will get fixed soon enough.


49 posted on 08/27/2007 9:55:28 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Puzzleman

My DemoPUTZ neighbors tell me that the majority are looking at other than Hillary. They think that the leaders want the New England and other states that vote early to swamp with an early “surge” Hillary, into the lead!!


50 posted on 08/27/2007 10:07:41 AM PDT by GOYAKLA
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