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Mobs Will Demand FL Delegates Get Seated

From a deeply worried Associated Press:

Dem lawyers: Fla., Mich. can’t be fully restored

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – A Democratic Party rules committee has the authority to seat some delegates from Michigan and Florida but not fully restore the two states as Hillary Rodham Clinton wants, according to party lawyers.

Democratic National Committee rules require that the two states lose at least half of their convention delegates for holding elections too early, the party’s legal experts wrote in a 38-page memo.

The memo was sent late Tuesday to the 30 members of the party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, which plans to meet Saturday at a Washington hotel. The committee is considering ways to include the two important general election battlegrounds at the nominating convention in August, and the staff analysis says seating half the delegates is “as far as it legally can” go.

Saturday’s meeting is expected to draw a large crowd, with Clinton supporters among those encouraging a protest outside demanding that all the states’ delegates be seated. Proponents of full reseating have mailed committee members Florida oranges and pairs of shoes to get their attention.

DNC officials are concerned about a potentially large turnout at the “Count Every Vote” rally outside the event and have asked the hotel staff to increase security to keep everyone safe. The DNC says the roughly 500 seats available to the public inside were taken within three or four minutes of becoming available online Tuesday.

The DNC analysis does not make recommendations for how the Rules and Bylaws Committee should vote, but gives context from the party’s charter and bylaws for the committee to consider…

Alice Huffman, a member of the Rules and Bylaws Committee from California who is supporting Clinton, said she has been barraged with e-mails in the past few weeks. She said the senders include Floridians who are upset that they are being disenfranchised, and she has started printing out the messages so she’ll have a record to explain her decision.

“This is a really, really significant issue to women. Obviously it’s a significant item to people of color too. So I’m just preparing myself as best I can,” said Huffman, president of the California NAACP.

The shoe shipments are being organized by WalkAMileInOurShoes.org and the orange idea was promoted by a group called Florida Demands Representation, which plans to bus Floridians to Saturday’s rally outside the meeting. Blaine Whitford, a volunteer helping organize the effort, said they are unaligned with any candidate.

Susie Buell, one of Clinton’s top fundraisers, has formed a political action committee encouraging women to support full seating of the delegates. The WomenCountPAC has taken out ads in USA Today and The New York Times promoting attendance at the rally.

Isn’t this always way Democrats do things?

They break the rules (even their own) and then try to force their own way by trotting out the biggest mob.

Remember the Democrat Party actually called themselves “Republicans” when they first started their party.

It was the Federalists who labeled them contemptuously as “Democrats” because of their tendency to rely upon the mob. (Just like the worst elements were during in revolutionary France at the time.)

It was ever thus.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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