Remember 2000 and the Florida Supreme Court, activist Judges par excellence? Do we also remember the endless staring at hanging chads and the press literally hanging on every nuance from the three-person panel and chad?
Democrats are still not convinced the Presidential election of 2000 was not stolen by the Supreme Court of the United States, who stepped in to interfere with the Liberal court in Florida and their plan to “select” a President.
Every major news organization subsequently spent time counting the votes after the fact and discovered that Al Gore did lose Florida and the general election.
Fast forward to 2008 and Democrats are using what George W. Bush accused Al Gore’s economics of, “fuzzy math”, and they are suffering from their own rules to select a candidate who doesn’t have the entire popular vote of their constituents, something they wailed about in 2000.
Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia ignored the overwhelming consensus for Hillary Clinton and placed his superdelegate vote with Barack Hussein Obama.
This past weekend a 30-member Rules and Bylaws Committee ignored the popular vote and struggled to extricate itself from a problem of its own making. What the Democrats have demonstrated to the world is that a Democracy is not what they want, a Totalitarian system which regulates nearly every aspect of public and private life would serve them better.
Democrats want big central government to control every aspect of a citizen’s life until the public is completely dependent on the whims of a few over the many from cradle to grave.
By holding a closed- door selection process I was reminded of growing up in Chicagoland where Mayor Richard J. Daley was known for smoke-filled backroom deals and rule by an iron fist. (Photo Above)
Superdelegates, which compose about 20% of all Democratic delegates, are basically elected party leaders that compose the establishment and the elite in local and state politics. These people hold immense power and could care less if a constituents vote counts. The only concern for Democrats is power and they get that power when their vote is used to select not elect.
With the primary season over, many superdelegates say they will feel free to endorse a candidate this evening.
“The voters should have an opportunity to have their say before I have mine,” said Debra Kozikowski, vice chairwoman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
Isn’t this backwards? Shouldn’t the voters in the primary and general elections have their say and shouldn’t those votes count as final? Doesn’t this all wash away the US Constitution and voters rights? The Democrats answer is provided by Ms. Kozikowski who says she plans to announce her choice of candidate as soon as the South Dakota and Montana polls close, without waiting for their vote totals to be announced.
What Ms. Kozikowsky and the Democrats are saying is the voter can vote and “have their say” but it doesn’t count because I, as a superdelegate, will have the final say.
Michigan and Florida voters were given a “half-vote” but even slaves were provided a 3/5 vote at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, known as the Three-Fifths Compromise found in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution:
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”
This “compromise” was foolish then and the “half-vote” is foolish now. Beyond foolish it is undemocratic and says that votes don’t really count. In Chicago even the dead have a better chance of having a vote count because it puts the “selected” candidate over the top.
“The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people.” ~ Richard J. Daley
Daley was wrong then and he would be wrong today. Indeed!