Skip to comments.DNC Strips Florida Of 2008 Delegates
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...
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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.
What a bunch of bozos.
Should I care? I’m trying to figure out why this means squat.
“Should I care? Im 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.
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.
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.
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.
What do you have against the Mafia?
Hope those kneepads didn't chaff too much during that fraudulent recount fellahs. No hard feelings?
Or, resembles someting else.
Next, she'll be disbanding The Reichstad -- er, Congress.
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.
...and not just "The Sopranos," either!
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...
“That probably means they dont feel the Florida democrats will be in lock step with electing Hillary.”
DING DING DING... Correct!
Looks like the NDC just sawed off a hanging chad.
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.So, do ya reckon they'll play kiss-kiss and make up in 30 days?
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.
Or is it
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.
And if that doesn’t work, the militia will be back to breaking down doors and kidnapping children.
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
..”JOURNEY from the FALL”.. MoviePremieres = Fall of Saigon CLARITY..
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..?
ELIAN’s -Cold Dead Eyes- in Cuba
this is a setup for exactly what?
someone please do a hillary collage...
Should I care? Im 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.
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.”
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.
Who will now decide how they will vote at the convention? Those votes are going to be controlled by somebody.
See what the boys in the backroom will have.
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.
I wonder how crazy people at DU are getting. : )
Just looking at the comments at washintonpost makes me smile...lol.
Something like this happened not long before the Civil War. That involved the Democrats, too.
They were right.
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?
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.
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.
THAT'S IT!! The name of the thread is Unngh
It got 2600 hits on that thread. Funniest damn thing on the web EVER!!
“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?
Clemenza: "Florida? Oh, you won't see them no more!"
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?
Great idea. However, given the incompetence of the national party (RNC), they probably won’t do it.
This will get fixed soon enough.
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!!