Saturday, January 26, 2008

Firestorm Erupting Over Hillary's Attempted Grab Of Stripped Delegates

(Update: You can see the Part II edition HERE.)

I saw this one coming from way back as soon as I heard that the DNC had stripped Michigan and Florida of their delegates for moving their primaries up. I just KNEW that even though Howard Dean refused to seat delegates from those two states that Hillary would try to grab those delegates if it would help her. Well, it has happened. Yesterday morning, a statement was posted on Hillary's WEBSITE demanding that those delegates be seated. Gee, do you think Hillary would have made this demand if it would have helped Barack Obama? Of course not. However, Hillary will desperately need those delegates if it looks like she won't be able to reach the majority on the first ballot. A locked convention would probably favor Obama and Hillary needs to prevent any votes beyond the first ballot this summer. Already there is a firestorm of angry protest in the Leftwing Blogosphere over this blatant power grab by Hillary that counters the rules already agreed to. Right now the DUmmies are in the midst of their weekend bong hits so most of their reaction is still somewhat incoherent but you can get a good idea of the absolute outrage over on the Left in this Daily KOs KOmmie THREAD titled, "Hillary Clinton to Howard Dean: Screw you." So while the MSM obsess over Rush Limbaugh's apparent loss of influence with Republicans which will probably be proven wrong this Tuesday in Florida, the BIG political story now brewing is the implosion of the Democrats over Hillary's blatant rule-breaking power grab of delegates that have been stripped from Michigan and Florida. So fasten your seat belt and watch the KOmmie anger directed towards Hillary in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, noting that Bill is probably quite fond of stripped female delegates, is in the [brackets]:

Hillary Clinton to Howard Dean: Screw you.

[I can't wait to hear Howard Dean's reaction. YEEEEEEAAAAAAGGGHHHHH!!!]

Hillary Clinton's campaign is actively and, for the first time, openly seeking to undermine Howard Dean. The context, of course, is the seating of the Michigan and Florida delegations. Where no one has campaigned. And, in the case of Michigan, where Clinton was the only one on the ballot. And where the DNC made a decision, at great cost and pain, to strip them of delegates for violating party rules. But, rules don't apply if they don't help the Clintons.

[Why act so shocked? I saw this coming the moment I heard the DNC was stripping the delegates from Michigan and Florida. I just KNEW that if it would benefit Hillary to have those delegates seated, she would make a power grab for them.]

The folks who brought us efforts to discourage student voting in Iowa and strip workers from caucusing in Nevada issued this statement this morning.

"I hear all the time from people in Florida and Michigan that they want their voices heard in selecting the Democratic nominee.

"I believe our nominee will need the enthusiastic support of Democrats in these states to win the general election, and so I will ask my Democratic convention delegates to support seating the delegations from Florida and Michigan. I know not all of my delegates will do so and I fully respect that decision. But I hope to be President of all 50 states and U.S. territories, and that we have all 50 states represented and counted at the Democratic convention.

"I hope my fellow potential nominees will join me in this.

"I will of course be following the no-campaigning pledge that I signed, and expect others will as well."

[This reminds me of the time when we were playing poker and Mike threw down a pair of deuces and an Ace to claim a trip win against a pair of Jacks. "Deuces Wild!" he declared. Huh? We already agreed that there would be NO wild cards in the game but Mike kept insisting that rule no longer applied. Hillary, meet Mike.]

Of course. She makes this move AFTER Michigan has voted to give her and only her delegates. Four days before Florida, when it would be too late for anything to change what would be an inevitable, name recognition-based landslide.

[Of course.]

Why? Is it because Hillary Clinton all of a sudden is concerned about protecting voters' rights?

[Isn't she? Blink! Blink!]

No. Because it's all about Hillary Clinton.

[Isn't it always?]

And, this is a very public slap in the face to Howard Dean and the DNC.

[Will Howard turn the other cheek?]

And yet another sign that if Clinton gets the nomination, Howard Dean will be out on his ass and exiled back to Vermont.

[It sure beats a permanent exile to Fort Marcy Park. And now to savor the delicious outrage from the other KOmmies...]

Yeah! Maybe we can put that ass-clown McAuliff back in charge. He did a GREAT job!

[A perfect track record of losing.]

If Howard Dean is thrown out, he should start his own party and take all the progressives with him. I'm down with that!!! Leave the Democratic Party as a rotting carcass of corporatist centrists so that they can vanish without a trace.

[I'm down with that!!!]

I'm old--if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. His closed lips reminds me of the many Germans that kept quiet about "the camps." And yes, this war--and its possible expansion into Iran/Syria--is getting close to Germany before 1940.

[You're old--and stupid.]

we're going to need a lifeboat after HRC and her new corporate centrist DNC chairman and K Street-enabling Congress turns the name of the Democratic Party into radioactive mud among even low-information voters.

[Prepare to abandon ship!]

The Clintons have to go. They are polarizing, shameless and just don't care except their own behind. They even game their own party's rule even if it destroys everything.

[Deuces wild! Even though we agreed to no wild cards in this game.]

They are outrageous! And they are foreclosing on our future! Yes, IF she wins the nomination AND gets elected, the Rethugs are right back in it. But it's unlikely to get even that far as she'd likely lose the General in an election that really should be ours. The Clintons will ruin the party, further damage the Country because of their fetid, overblown egos.

[And this KOmmie WINS a Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity!]

WE should have this f*cking election in the bag, but once again, we find a way to shoot ourselves in the foot. How many Democrats have we elected in the past 50 years that wasn't a Clinton? ONE

[That probably includes Jimmy but what about Jack?]

The Clintons are Foreclosing our Future. I think that'll be my new sig... thanks!

[Can FReepers use that sig line too?]

Its not funny anymore folks, the Clinton's are the MOST divisive politicians in our party. They will, if nominated, make for a blood bath of a general election. Yes, there will be blood...:)

[I'm already laying in a popcorn and beer supply in anticipation for watching that entertainment.]

It's shameful, however that Hillary agreed to these rules, yet now that she's "won" one state, and is likely to take the other as well, she wants the rules changed all of a sudden. Typical Clintonian divisiveness. As Tweety said today, their MO seems to be to just win, no matter what the cost, then go back and try and make nice with the people you screwed over, hoping they'll have short-term memories about it.

[That was Tweety Matthews before he became a castrati when forced to make an apology for criticizing Hillary a bit too much.]

Hillary left her name on the ballot because she planned to do this all along. She puts herself above the party, which should come as a surprise to exactly no one at this point.

[GASP! Hillary would be that devious?]

Maybe Jerome Armstrong will refund your money. If you've read his crap, I mean, his work on MyDD, he's clearly way over "crashing the gates" and is totally in favor of the delegates being seated.

[Ah! It sounds like Unknown Jerome is collecting "consulting fees" from the Clintons.]

His site must be turning a he's "one of them"...

[Unknown Jerome's political philosophy is: "Money talks, BS walks."]

All Hail Empress Hillary, OR ELSE! Exactly how in the hell did we get ourselves in to this mess???

[By being STUPID and allowing Unknown Jerome and KOmmie KOs to set the "consulting fees" agenda.]

We spawned this monster, and as long as it was bashing Bush, we were just fine and happy to overlook those little "Indiscretions"... But now that the monster is feeding ON US, we scream bloody murder.. A bit too late for that, I'm afraid...

[Sorry, only one Kewpie Doll alloted per thread.]

Nadar is lurking in the wings. What a disaster.

[Nadar is on your Radar.]

Between this, the questionable elections and caucus's, and the Super-Delegates, you didn't REALLY think the Clinton's were going to leave it to those smelly VOTERS, did you?? I'm watching our 2008 dream slipping farther and farther away. But at least THIS TIME, I know EXACTLY who to blame for it....

[Oh, and don't forget to blame Unknown Jerome and his "consulting fees."]

Have I Gone COMPLETELY INSANE?? Or am I watching everything we've been blaming the Right for, FOR YEARS, playing out right in front of my eyes.... Stolen elections, strong-arm tactics, VERY Undemocratic Delegate theft, broad smears, race-baiting, blatant racism, the Politics of Division, Divide and Conquer, etc, etc.... We've called these "Right-Wing Tactics" for YEARS. But, we should have KNOWN that none of this would be above the Clinton's... I hope this awakens many from the fantasies they have have about these people... WE are supposed to be better than this. OBVIOUSLY, the Clinton's are not.

[Hmmm... I really need to increase the Kewpie Doll quota. ...Attention DUFU readers! This KOmmie thread goes on and on and on. I only DUFUed a small fraction of it so feel free to add yet more delicious KOmmie quotes demonstratng their angst over this power play by Hillary. This political firestorm is only just BEGINNING!]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a pretty clever, if cynical, ploy on the part of the Clintoon Mafia.

If they can make it happen.

Personally, I think Howard "Scream" Dean will go into a huddle and stick to his guns out of hatred for Cankles and Clenis, and suffer being screamed at for "disenfranchising" those poor voters just because the State Dem hierarchy tried to get some clout.

Look for much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Of course, Ol' Howie COULD seat the delegates as uncommitted... Then they'd have a free hand to make a selection fairly, without letting Her Thighness pull a fast one...


Too simple.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

Or Dean may end up in Fort Marcy Park

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm old--if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. His closed lips reminds me of the many Germans that kept quiet about "the camps." And yes, this war--and its possible expansion into Iran/Syria--is getting close to Germany before 1940."

Hillary is trying to game the system? It's Bush's fault! Bush Lied, Hillary Cried!

Buddy, you need to change your rhetoric (along with your depends.) Old and stupid is no way to end your life.

Oh, and since you seem to be so old that your forgetting things, let me remind you that Hitler and his supporters were members of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), known today as the Nazis. They believed in the power of the government to control the economy, commerce, education, heath care, and the rest of society needs and wants. Sound familiar? It's the the same belief that YOU and the rest of the Democrats have today. It seems to me that the Clintons (and the rest of the Democrats) have much more in common with the Germans prior to WWII than Bush and the rest of the Republicans, but don't let the facts get in the way of your dementia.

"The Clintons have to go. They are polarizing, shameless and just don't care except their own behind. They even game their own party's rule even if it destroys everything."

So I guess Slick Willie's impeachment was a good idea after all. Too bad you and those around you spent all your time and effort supporting the Clintons and defending them against the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. We had a chance in the late 90's to end the Clinton Power Machine once and for all. But,no, you had to support them, didn't you! You set the stage for this due to your support of the Clintons in the 90's. Now you have to reap what you have sowed.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just RICH! The DUmmies and all of their fellow Dhimmicrats are whining about "changing the rules AFTER they were already in place".

Does the term "Florida 2000" ring a bell? (I'll spell it out for the DUmmies who have overly-abused the few remaining neurons in their skulls.)

Flashback to Florida 2000: The DUmmiecrat Party tried to "change the way votes were counted, AFTER the election had taken place and they realized that they had lost."

Back to 2008: They have now spent 7+ years complaining about a "stolen election" when, in fact, THEY were the ones who almost managed to steal it by "changing the rules AFTER the voting had taken place."

The FUnny thing is, there is only a tiny percentage of the DUmmies who actually grasp the incredible irony/hypocrisy in their seething "OUTRAGE!™" at the Klintoons for trying to pull this on THEM.

Karma's a BITCH, ain't it, DUmmies?!?!


10:46 AM  
Blogger Tazzerman said...

I find it hilarous that the DUmmies are just NOW waking up to the Clintons. These are the VERY same tatics Bill and Hillary have ALWAYS used!

As always with the Clintons, you can be CERTAIN that whatever they accuse someone ELSE of doing, they themselves are doing and doing 10 fold.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...

Freudenschade, baby!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karma is definitely a bitch.
Take it from a Buddhist

2:29 PM  
Blogger The Gunslinger said...

Sad part is that though the Right has been saying all this stuff for years, and that it has proved to be true...and admitted to be correct by the Left, they will never reconsider that the Right might have been actually telling the simple truth...and may be doing so regularly, and actually LISTEN to us occasionally.


This entire self flagellation & outrage at the discovery of betrayal is too late to make any difference in the current circumstance, and will never be understood by the Left as indicative of their entire elite's overall worldview and underlying strategy.

In a word, their howling fury is a tempest in a teapot. It is ineffectual and meaningless. It will prompt no changes in their outlook, no self-examination, no questioning of their own tactics.

It's all sadly predictable because of their unquestioned dogma of "win at any cost".

They cling to this creed even as they castigate the Clintons for manifesting it to perfection.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HillBilly always says: "You do what you gotta do!"

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mad Dog Dean HATES Rodham....he's every bit as power hungry as she is, and I'm betting his response to Rodham will be "up your ass, you lousy publicity whore", and he will seat uncommitted delegates who will likely vote to screw Rodham.

I had no idea this would pan out as it has, but it's fantastic to see. Combine the upcoming backlash over Rodham's blantant power grab with her humiliating landslide defeat in South Carolina and you have the makings of an epic public meltdown by The Shrew.

9:41 PM  
Blogger JorgXMcKie said...

Funny how all the True-Believing rabid supporters never understand that they'll be the first ones put up against the wall.

The Left (or those opportunists who use the Left) has always thrown the True Believers under the bus when it was useful.

In this case, however, it couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch. Morons deserve what they get.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Britt said...

WE should have this f*cking election in the bag, but once again, we find a way to shoot ourselves in the foot. How many Democrats have we elected in the past 50 years that wasn't a Clinton? ONE
Except for JFK, LBJ, and Carter. You see, this is the mind of the average Democrat. It is devoid of historical knowledge.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to read history when you've got your cranium inserted in your rectum!

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to read history when you've got your cranium inserted in your rectum!

Hell, it's hard just to read. For example, none of them have actually read Orwell's 1984 in lieu of simply playing make-believe that it's a screed against the VRWC. In fact, their number was called right in the book. Like so:

Funny how all the True-Believing rabid supporters never understand that they'll be the first ones put up against the wall.

The ones who brought about the Revolution always are, since they remember how life was like beforehand, and so they have to be 'purged' to make room for a generation who has never known any other kind of life.

And yet, these are the same fools who make the same mistakes over and over again, refusing to even consider the possibility that 'the enemy' might actually be right about the things they've been saying for years, that there's actually some wisdom in what they say. But like a spoiled adolescent who simply can't get it through his head that just maybe the parentals might just know a wee bit more than he does, he's convinced that he's the sole arbiter of Truth.

And they wonder why they're seen as feckless teenagers. It's because, mentally-speaking, they are.

1:05 AM  

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