Just to make sure I am clear, I was an excited Democrat when it looked like it was down to Obama and Clinton. Man, we were going to make history, I preferred Obama, but would have been happy with Clinton.
But Clinton has now gone so far.
Yesterday she was coming out with new numbers saying that after the election in Pennsylvania she was now ahead in the popular vote. She of course was saying that what we really need to do is look at the popular vote when determining who to nominate. The agreed upon process of electing delegates was not the way to do it. What? I was surprised, so I looked into it a little more deeply.
Well to get the number that shows she is ahead, she included the votes in Florida and Michigan. She said that it was unfair to disenfranchise those voters, since we needed them in the general election, and it was simply undemocratic to ignore them. This on its head is ridiculous, since she herself agreed to the sanctions on Florida and Michigan back when she was sure she was going to win. Also, no-one campaigned in those two states, and Obama wasn’t even an option on the Michigan ballot!. But all that aside, maybe she is sincere in wanting to enfranchise voters?
This same bogus process that comes up with her lead in the popular vote also ignores any state that used a caucus process to elect its delegates, including Washington. Since they use a caucus, they don’t track every individual vote, the only tracking done is delegates that are elected because that is SUPPOSED to be the process by which we nominate our candidate. In other words there is no count of how many people voted for each candidate in the caucus states. So her numbers simply ignore all the caucus states (which Obama won all but one) altogether. Got that? She is disenfranchising every voter in those caucus states (where both campaigned and were on the ballot and followed the rules) while at the same time calling for enfranchisement of voters in two states which she agreed should not be counted, no-one campaigned, and Obama wasn’t even on the ballot in one of them.
The cynical hypocrisy is driving me crazy!!!