January 2008


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After years of crying foul by the Democratic National Committee over the denial of Florida’s right to vote in a national election many years ago (or at least to have those votes counted), it’s ironic that the DNC decides to nullify the entire state’s vote in a primary election. I guess after yeas of failure, the democrats have learned something from Republicans- how to rig an election. After conflict between national party leaders and Florida party leaders over primary timing, the national committee pulled all of Florida’s primary delegates . Since political parties are basically allowed to do anything they want to inside their own organizations, this is actually legal, though unusual.

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Has this type of conflict happened between states and the DNC before? Sure.

Was this a overreaction? Sure- but a calculated one. (more…)

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Polls and votes have shown that the American democrats have not decided between Clinton and Obama. It seems, though, the democratic party leaders are attempting to decide for us, and I’m pissed.

It started with a minor inkling that something was off. Media outlets were not going after Obama as much as the other candidates. After a while, MSNBC (which I consider to be the democratic equivalent (almost) as FOX news is for the republican party) began unusually extensive coverage of all Hillary Clinton’s remarks. She or Bill would say something, anything, and they would endlessly decompile, analyze, and reinterpret it, until they were confident enough to misquote it. This silliness went on until other news outlets would pick up their “stories” and re run it as “news.” Media interpretation as news…wonderful. (more…)

It’s not easy to say “I’m going to end subsidies to corporate corn farms, and open subsides up for bean and miniature cucumber growers” when you’re depending on the farm lobby’s cash to win Iowa. We need campaign finance reform and the line-item veto if we, as a country, are ever going to see any positive movement in our country’s legislation. (more…)

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