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Saturday, May 31, 2008
The Democrats Count Every Vote
I’m watching the DNC Rules Committee’s hilarious farce of a hearing right now. The Democrats are tearing themselves apart before our very eyes. Right now, the members are listening to a proposal from the Michigan Democrats to… Well, it seems like they want to allocate the Michigan Delegates 69-59 Clinton, a number which they appear to have arrived at through the scientific method of pulling it out of one’s ass. Literally, I’m sitting here watching representatives of one of the supposedly great parties in the land trying to decide who wins by guessing who people might have voted for.
I’m not making this up. At this moment, the people who want to decide the Democratic Nomination are trying to surmise who write-in voters might have voted for, and trying to project results based on exit polls.
Speaking of “counting every vote”, a few other interesting tidbits.
As of now, if you count every single person who went and voted in a Democratic Primary or Caucus, more Democrats have voted for Hillary Clinton than Barack Obama. After all, is said and done, when you count every vote, Hillary Clinton is going to lead the popular vote among all Democrats by, oh, half a million votes or so.
Oh, I know, I know – that’s the rules and all of that. And I don’t have anything against that. But one wonders what happened to all of the Democrats in 2000 who were outraged, outraged at the idea of the person who got the most votes not winning the election. The rules weren’t the rules when they were making up new ways of count the Florida ballots eight years ago.
This is also interesting. Barack Obama, it seems, won his first election by having all of his opponents’ names thrown off of the ballot – with his primary challenger being removed for having some of the names on her nomination petitions printed rather than in cursive writing. And we all know that he won his Senate election by default. He’s winning this nomination here as a result of the bizarre rules of the Democrat Party. Has this man ever won a free and fair election?
Hilarious. These people can’t even run a nomination contest – does anyone really think that they can even marginally-competently run, let alone change, a country?
Remember, if you elect a Democrat as President, a lot of these ass-clowns are going to have actual power. God help us all.
P.S. – Now one of the Obama people is arguing that some percentage of the Clinton vote in Michigan should be counted for Obama or something.
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"But one wonders what happened to all of the Democrats in 2000 who were outraged, outraged at the idea of the person who got the most votes not winning the election. The rules weren’t the rules when they were making up new ways of count the Florida ballots eight years ago."
It's about damn time that someone (other than me in the comments section of a half-million blogs) brought this point up!
Posted by: ECM | 2008-05-31 11:44:29 AM
"Well, it seems like they want to allocate the Michigan Delegates 69-59 Clinton, a number which they appear to have arrived at through the scientific method of pulling it out of one’s ass."
Bwahahaha! Who needs elections when the experts can divine the results that would have been.
Posted by: Jim from LGF | 2008-05-31 2:58:02 PM
When has the left actually allowed facts or common sense to arrive at any kind of outcome?
I don't know what's funnier, the fact these asshats can't even run a primary correctly, or that there are enough clowns out there that will vote for these idiots thinking they can actually run a country.
It is to laugh. God help us all.
Posted by: deepblue | 2008-05-31 4:33:28 PM
They should have stuck to the rules with Florida and Michigan. Allowing half votes is like promising to stick it in only half way. They have opened up a barrel of worms. They are not too bright.
Posted by: dewp | 2008-05-31 6:00:24 PM
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