Thursday, February 07, 2008

Voter Disenfranchisement Democrat Style....

Last year, The Democrats dragged Mario Gallegos out of his hospital room and set him up on the Texas senate floor in a hospital bed in order to defeat Texas' Voter ID bill. The Democrats claimed that it would disenfranchise poor, elderly, and minority voters. That is of course a nice sentiment, even if it is a crock of fecal matter. But before you walk away thinking that the Democrat party has the voter's best interest at heart, you might want to sit down and take a deep breath because it just ain't so.

You see, The Democrat Convention process has a quirk that the Republican one does not. They are called Super Delegates. Super Delegates are not elected in any state primary, nor are they beholden to vote for a specific candidate. They may vote for whomever they choose. These Super Delegates are selected by the party VIPs and insiders. Their vote is every bit as important as a delegate from any state in the union. So in reality, if the party machine decides it does not like a candidate who may be running a close race with a party favorite, then those super delegates can negate a bunch of the delegate votes for the persona non grata, thereby making sure that the party insiders have the final say who the nominee is, not the voters.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5527198.html

Now the Chron says the same thig, only more....

February 09, 2008 3:02 AM  
Blogger Thunder said...

Catch 22

February 13, 2008 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You see, The Democrat Convention process has a quirk that the Republican one does not.

Not quite right. You all have unpledged member delegates. They don't have to listen to you. You also have a caucus that is meaningless. Have you ever gone to the caucus, Rors? I don't know why you would have because if you did it wouldn't count. Texas gets something like 25 delegates because Bush was elected out of Texas. You nor any of your friends get to decide how those delegates vote. But who cares? Your vote doesn't mean anything anyway.

Sigh

The frustrating life of a Republican. . .

February 16, 2008 8:03 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Yes, we do have some uncommitted delegates, but rather few of them, far less than the almost 800 that the Democrats have. But they won't play a role in our convention. The lead McAmnesty has over Huckachuck, is so great that there are not enough undeclared delegates to make a difference.

I agree that Caucii are far less accurate than voting, but each state has the right to choose it's delegates as it wants.

February 17, 2008 8:17 AM  

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