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Posted by madfloridian in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Aug 24th 2007, 05:24 PM
Bill Nelson, who never fought for anything we asked him to fight for has finally found a great cause: Thumbing his nose at the DNC.

The Florida Democrats are not telling the whole truth about any of this. They are using words like "disenfranchise" and saying they are taking our votes away....not true.

It is amazing how they are doing it.

I think it will be a lot of fun next year at that convention.

Some more neat comments and virtual temper tantrums:

Party poised to strip delegates

The state party would have 30 days to change its plan before the sanctions would go into effect, but instead Florida's Democratic lawmakers say they will fight back. Sen. Bill Nelson told reporters in a conference call Friday that he'll lead the delegates to Denver whether or not the DNC plans to let them in.

"We are quite concerned that Florida Democrats are going to lose their right to vote," Nelson said. "And of all states, we have the sensitivity of this because of what we have gone through.

Poor Bill and his sensitivity. He never utters a word about the soldiers in Iraq. I once said to him he had blood on his hands...he said it was a just cause.

And Bill doesn't even know what he could charge Dean and the DNC with:

The state's congressional delegation also sent a letter to DNC Chairman Howard Dean threatening a voting rights investigation in response to sanctions. However, national Democratic officials insist there is no legal basis to force the party to seat delegates in violation of its rules, and Nelson could not say what law the DNC would be violating or where the case could be pursued.

That's true. I know because I tried to pin them down yesterday.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz was on the call:

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also on the conference call and said, "We should not be disenfranchising voters based on arcane political party rules and people stamping their foot and insisting on getting their way instead of making sure that we can move forward with an election that has a united party in one of the most important states in the country."

I think the articles should note who these folks are co-chairs for. Debbie is Hillary's co-chair along with Alcee Hastings.

Debbie, who is stamping their feet, my dear?

And a word from a couple of folks at the DNC:

Tina Flournoy and Donna Brazile, who worked on Gore's campaign and served on the Rules and Bylaws Committee, said Florida has the chance to have its votes counted if it follows the rules. The DNC tried to persuade the party to hold a separate contest Feb. 5 or later, perhaps by mail, to determine which candidates would get the delegates.

"Disenfranchisement is not just an abstract term," Flournoy said. "It shouldn't be tossed around for political gain."

Very true, Tina. They are using it for personal gain.
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