What it did was this:
Florida will have its full delegation seated – but with half a vote each.
Michigan will have its full delegation seated – but with half a vote each.
Sounds somewhat reasonable, right? After all, MI and FL violated the sacred Rules of the sacred DNC.
Except…so did Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire. Did you notice any penalties meted out to them?
And it gets worse.
In Michigan, the DNC decided to take delegates AWAY from Hillary and award them to Obama.
That’s right – the DNC thinks it is just fine and dandy to take away delegates awarded to her by the people, and hand them over to a person who was not even on the ballot, by his own choice.
Could this be any more un-democratic?
Hillary thinks not.
Harold Ickes and Tina Flournoy made the following statement:
…We strongly object to the Committee’s decision to undercut its own rules in seating Michigan’s delegates without reflecting the votes of the people of Michigan.
The Committee awarded to Senator Obama not only the delegates won by Uncommitted, but four of the delegates won by Senator Clinton. This decision violates the bedrock principles of our democracy and our Party.
We reserve the right to challenge this decision before the Credentials Committee and appeal for a fair allocation of Michigan’s delegates that actually reflect the votes as they were cast.
Indeed. Yes, this utter travesty can, and probably will, go to the Convention, when the Credentials Committee will convene. (This remedy is within the sacred Rules of the Sacred DNC, by the way.) In August, the SuperDelegates will have one last chance to save this Party from total self-destruction.
As for the DNC, I sure hope Obama really is Jesus and Elvis rolled up into one celestial Being, because if so, maybe he’s worth making a public stance that voters, and principles, don’t matter to the Democratic Party.
Is the Party so idiotic as to place a false sense of Unity over legitimacy?
Good luck with that, guys. Oh, and I hope you enjoy the latest surprise videotape coming from TUCC on Monday. It’s not a preacher this time, but Michelle Obama herself.
Will her husband throw her under the bus along with so many others- his grandmother, his church, two of the pastors he has known for many years and who were part of his campaign..?
Tune in tomorrow for another episode of…As the Democrats Turn!