The “Democrats for a Day” also known as “Democrats for a Messiah” a.k.a. “The Suicide Cult” are coming to Washington. Like the Bush operatives in 2000 these “Democrats” are coming to Washington to prevent Florida votes from counting. And to prevent Michigan votes from counting.
Hillary supporters, fighting FOR the voting rights of Florida and Michigan will be in Washington too.
The Democratic National Committee is bracing itself for protests outside its Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting on Saturday in Washington, where the fates of the Florida and Michigan primaries could finally be decided.
Supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton are organizing to march and then gather on the street outside the panel’s meeting, scheduled for Saturday morning at a hotel in Northwest Washington.
“They’re coming up on buses, they’re taking the train, they’re Metro-ing, they’re coming up with friends,” said Allida Black, a professor at George Washington University and an event organizer. “We’re trying to flood it.”
Ms. Black is behind the newly formed political action committee, WomenCount, which has been running full-page ads in newspapers for the last two weeks in support of Mrs. Clinton. She said the rally will be staged on a grassy area outside the Marriot – Wardman Park Hotel in the Woodley Park neighborhood in Washington, and that the group has been granted permission to assemble several blocks to the north near the National Zoo for a 10-minute march to the hotel. Jehmu Greene, a former president of Rock the Vote, will address the crowd at the rally.
Public tickets to observe the meeting have already been snapped up, said Stacie Paxton, a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee. On Tuesday morning, the Democratic National Committee opened online pre-registration for public seating, and the several hundred tickets disappeared within minutes.
“There’s been overwhelming public interest,” Ms. Paxton said. (C-Span is also expected to broadcast the meeting.)
The members of the public who managed to reserve seats will be able to listen to the proceedings, but not participate. The committee will begin the meeting at 9:30 a.m., listen to oral arguments, and then debate amongst themselves after a lunch break.
On its Web site, the Democratic National Committee has advised the public that “in order to maintain the decorum of the meeting, banners, posters, signs, handouts, and noisemakers of any kind are strictly prohibited.”
If they cannot come to a decision this weekend, the committee refers all outstanding business to the party’s credentials committee.
Hillary Hater Roger Simon, writing propaganda for the Obama campaign’s views on the voting rights of Florida and Michigan, is wrong once again – the Democratic meltdown is NOT coming – the meltdown is here.
Those people who believe all problems have solutions may be unfamiliar with the inner workings of the Democratic Party.
On Saturday, the party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee will try to solve a big problem, in order to avoid a huge problem in order to prevent a train wreck. [snip]
The rules committee will try to work out a compromise Saturday to try to seat those states in some form or fashion. It will be difficult, and the 30 members of the committee, who come from all over the nation, have been warned to keep their hotel rooms Saturday night, because the meeting may go into Sunday.
The huge problem is what happens if one side or another does not like the rules committee’s compromise. In that case, the controversy would go to the 186-member Credentials Committee, which will convene in July or August.
And if that happens, the party will be presented with a possible train wreck: Whatever the Credentials Committee decides will have to be voted on by the Convention in late August as its first order of business. And this could create what the media might love but the party dreads: a floor fight in Denver.
The growing revulsion with the Democratic? National Committee and its disenfranchisement of Florida and Michigan voters is growing. The woman hating sexism of the Obama campaign aided and abetted by big name Democrats and Big Media is leading to a ‘Democrats on Strike’ November. Even the usually placid Joan Walsh is waking up.
The fix is in Joan.
At the earlier Rules Committee meeting where the disenfranchisement of Florida and Michigan took place, Florida Democratis presented a strong case. Florida Democrats argued that the Republican legislature selected the date of the primary and with the overwhelming control of the legislature by Republicans – Democrats were blameless in the selection of the primary date. The Rules Committee broke its own rules and stripped Florida of 100% of its delegates.
Today the Rules Committee has already decided that they will NOT seat Florida and Michigan at full strength.
A Democratic Party rules committee has the authority to restore delegates from Michigan and Florida but not fully seat the two states at the convention as Hillary Rodham Clinton wants, according to a party analysis.
Party rules require that the two states lose at least half of their convention delegates for holding elections too early, Democratic National Committee lawyers wrote in a 38-page memo.
The memo was sent late Tuesday to the 30 members of the party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, which plans to meet Saturday to consider the fate of convention delegates from the two states. The party is considering plans to restore at least some of the delegates to make sure the two important general election battlegrounds will be included at the nominating convention in August.
So the fix is in. The Democratic? National Committee’s Rules Committee will vote Saturday for a convention floor fight.
Senator Carl Levin of Michigan has already said:
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, one of the architects of Michigan’s early primary, said he would support a convention-floor fight if Michigan’s full delegation isn’t seated – though Levin signaled he was less concerned about how many delegates are awarded to Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama. [snip]
Levin said he supports taking the issue to the floor if Michigan isn’t fully seated. “If we’re punished in any way by the rules committee, I would be in favor of going to the floor,” he said. Levin said he might accept a delegate mix other than what Michigan has proposed, but vowed to fight any attempt to cut the total delegate count or reduce their voting power. He said he would fight regardless of whether Clinton has conceded the nomination — meaning Michigan could sit at the center of a divisive battle over the party’s nominee.
Hillary Clinton too has made clear her intentions:
In an interview with The Associated Press, Clinton said she is willing to take her fight to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to the convention if the two states want to go that far.
Asked whether she would support the states if they appeal an unfavorable rules committee decision to the convention floor, the former first lady replied:
“Yes I will. I will, because I feel very strongly about this.”
“I will consult with Floridians and the voters in Michigan because it’s really their voices that are being ignored and their votes that are being discounted, and I’ll support whatever the elected officials and the voters in those two states want to do.”
Clinton Supporters Count Too will be in Washington, as will be many other groups and individuals.
Representative Corrine Brown (D-Florida) speaks for us.
Introducing Hillary in Boca Raton, Representative Brown said: “You are going to count us now, or don’t count on us later.”
“You are going to count us now, or don’t count on us later.”