Barack Obama, like George W. Bush wants to steal an election. Howard Dean is near useless.
It’s time – No Donations Without Representation.
The Democratic National Committee needs donations, lots of money to finance the convention in Denver. If Michigan and Florida are not seated at the convention – No Donations Without Representation.
All Democrats who remember 2000 and that stolen election should say to the DNC – No Donations Without Representation. All Democrats who remember 2000 and know Florida and Michigan Democrats must be represented in Denver should not only NOT donate, they should ask for refund of donations.
Howard Dean is not fighting for all Democrats. Democrats will lose Florida and Michigan in November if voters from those states are disenfranchised. Dean released this tepid statement:
We have recently been asked whether the legislation as proposed by Michigan would fit within the framework of the National Party’s Delegate Selection Rules. Our review of this legislation indicates that it would, in fact, fit within the framework of the Rules if, it were, passed by the state legislature and used by the Michigan State Democratic Party as the basis of drafting a formal Delegate Selection Plan. If a formal Delegate Selection Plan is received we will convene a meeting of the RBC to consider such a Plan.
Howard Dean must fight for the rights of all Democrats to be represented at our convention in Denver. Issuing helpless statements is not enough.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton bluntly challenged Barack Obama to agree to new primaries in Michigan and Florida on Wednesday and said it was “wrong, and frankly un-American” not to have the two delegations seated at the Democratic National Convention.
“Senator Obama speaks passionately on the campaign trail about empowering the American people,” said the former first lady, who trails her rival in delegates won to date. “Today I am asking him to match those words with actions.” [snip]
Clinton said nothing less than the outcome of the general election may be at stake in the dispute over the two states. “The road to a Democratic White House goes through Michigan and Florida,” she said. [snip]
“When others made the decision to remove their names from the ballot I didn’t because I believe your voices should count,” she said. “And that’s why I’ve been saying we need to either count the votes that have already been cast in Michigan or Florida or have new full and fair elections.”
Barack Obama is another George W. Bush when it comes to stolen elections:
“The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. If Barack Obama’s campaign stands in the way of a new vote, he will be putting his own political interests ahead of the people of Michigan. They deserve to have a voice and a vote in the Democratic Party’s nominating process. A re-vote is the only way Michigan can be assured its delegation will be seated, and vote in Denver. If the Obama campaign thwarts a fair election process for the people of Michigan, it will jeopardize the Democratic nominee’s ability to carry the state in the general election.”
Democrats cannot afford to lose Florida and Michigan in November. Barack Obama will lose both Florida and Michigan because voters are not stupid. Voters can see Obama is a liar and a hypocrite and a loser:
Howard Dean and Barack Obama may insist Florida’s Democratic presidential primary was meaningless, but a new poll shows Florida Democrats aren’t buying it, and one in four may not back their party’s nominee in November if Florida winds up with no voice in the nomination.
Not only do Florida Democrats say that the Democratic presidential contenders’ boycott of their primary had little effect, but an overwhelming plurality want the officially meaningless results to count, a new St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll finds.
A record 1.75-million Florida Democrats voted in the Jan. 29 primary, which Hillary Rodham Clinton won by 17 percentage points, but as punishment for holding the primary earlier than allowed by the national party, no delegates were at stake. Now, as a nomination stalemate looms, the candidates and state and national party leaders are struggling to figure out how and if America’s biggest swing state can have a voice in the Democratic nomination.
“If there’s one thing that this survey says is you have to acknowledge the Jan. 29 primary on some level,” said pollster Tom Eldon. “You really can’t say the Florida primary was a non-event to voters. It was a non-event to Howard Dean according to the rules of the DNC.”
Twice as many Clinton supporters — 56 percent — want the Florida primary to count as do Obama supporters — 27 percent. Still, even among Obama supporters, the idea of counting that primary is slightly more popular than holding a new election or dividing Florida’s delegates evenly between the two candidates.
“We’ve been not counted so often and especially in this state that has felt for so many years that our vote doesn’t count, to not count our votes again would be so detrimental — especially for our youth,” said Tallahassee resident Molly Gosline, 45, executive director of a nonprofit group and a Clinton supporter. [snip]
Florida Democrats point the finger of blame for the primary debacle in several directions: 28 percent blame Republican leaders in the Legislature, 25 percent blame Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, and 20 percent blame the Florida Democratic party.
More than three out of four Florida Democrats say it’s “very important” that Florida’s delegates count toward the nomination, and one in four said they would be less likely to support the ultimate Democratic nominee if Florida’s delegates don’t count. [snip]
The poll suggests most Florida Democrats viewed the Jan. 29 primary as a legitimate election.
Barack Obama is another George W. Bush when it comes to stealing elections. Barack Obama wants to steal this election. Barack Obama will steal this election by attacking Florida and Michigan voters for the stupidity of Howard Dean and Democratic Party rules.
Hillary Clinton defends voters rights:
CLINTON: I think it’s important for the DNC to ask itself, Is this really in the best interest of our eventual nominee? We do not want to be disenfranchising Michigan and Florida. We have to try to carry both of those states. I’d love to carry Texas, but it’s usually not in the electoral calculation for the Democratic nominee. Florida and Michigan are. Therefore, the people of those two states disregarded adamantly the DNC’s decision that they would not seat the delegates. They came out and voted. If they had been influenced by the DNC, despite the fact that there was very little campaigning, if any, they would have stayed home. But they wanted their voices heard. More than 2 million people came out. I mean, it was record turnout for a primary. Florida, in particular, is sensitive to being disenfranchised because of what happened to them in the last elections. I have said that I would ask my delegates to vote to seat.
Q: So your intention is to press this issue?
CLINTON: Yes, it is. Yes, it is. It’s in large measure because both the voters and elected officials in Michigan and Florida feel so strongly about this. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida, early on in the process actually sued because he thinks it’s absurd on its face that 1.7 million Democrats who eventually voted would basically be disregarded, and I agree with him about that.
It’s about the voters, stupid.
Hillary defends voter rights. Barack Obama steal elections.