Posted by: iam0nly1 | July 10, 2008

Negotiating Democracy: Brazile, Obama Plot to Keep Hillary off Convention Ballot

Obama and his minions are planning on staging some political deja vu by preventing Hillary’s name from being put into nomination, much in the same way Obama forced out Alice Palmer. Seems he feels he can only win elections if he runs unopposed. Not surprising, considering his enormous lack of experience and a resume thinner than Kate Moss.

Except, this time, there is no legal pretense, just his own blind ambition and ego that demands a 76,000 seat stadium and a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Germany before he’s even the official nominee, much less the president.  

Here are his minions, including the infamous Donna Brazile, trying to explain how following Party legalities and requirements would be too much of a blow to Obama’s ego [H/T to Riverdaughter]:

The problem is “there’s a strong feeling” that Sen. Clinton’s delegates need the chance to vote for her, Mr. Devine said. Many are still angry with a party decision that they feel deprived her of delegates from Michigan and Florida. “You don’t want a situation where anybody feels they’ve been cheated,” he said.

A second option would be for Sen. Clinton to be nominated, complete with laudatory speeches and happy floor demonstrations. By prearrangement, Sen. Clinton then would take her name out of consideration and endorse Sen. Obama’s nomination.

“There’s nothing symbolically wrong to putting her name in,” followed by a scripted withdrawal, said Ms. Brazile. But the spectacle of a rapturous welcome for Sen. Clinton would be irresistible to television and could embarrass Sen. Obama.

~snip~

The Obama campaign said Monday that the Illinois senator would accept the nomination at the 76,000-seat stadium where the Denver Broncos football team plays so that thousands of nondelegates could attend. But the campaign hasn’t settled other key questions about the convention, including whether Sen. Clinton’s name will be put into nomination, said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.

Sen. Clinton’s campaign office didn’t answer emails seeking comment.  Under party rules, Sen. Clinton’s huge delegate count gives her the right to put her name into nomination. “But do you do it?” asked Ms. Brazile.  ”Politically, does it heighten tensions?” [emphasis added]

First and foremost, the “problem” isn’t that we, Senator Clinton’s delegates and her over 18 million supporters, want and deserve the opportunity to vote for her, the problem is that you all see it as a problem. And you’re damn right that if we don’t get the chance to vote for her, we will not only “feel cheated” we will have been cheated. And trust me, if we are cheated in this way, compiled with the other numerous injustices of the primary, there will be no unity. Not now, not in November, not ever. 

Second, under no circumstances will we accept some sort of “prearranged” condition under which Hillary is forced to remove her name from consideration so that the Chosen One may be exalted. Democracy isn’t a damn dog and pony show! Both names should be put into nomination. Hell, throw Edwards in there too. Speeches should be given and all delegates, automatic (super) and pledged, should be allowed to cast their ballot. Anything less is not Democracy. After all, Shirley Chisholm, the first African American and the first woman to run for the top spot of a major party received 152 votes on the first ballot and during the roll call in 1972 and she did not even win a primary state! For Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her delegates to not be given their earned opportunity and voice is unthinkable. 

And as for you, Donna, I don’t give a rat’s a** what does or does not embarrass Obama. Frankly, his unbridled ambition, and inability to form a sentence without the aid of a TelePrompTer should already be embarrassing.

Embarrassment is one thing and injustice is another.

It is inconceivable that there is even discussion of not placing Hillary’s name into nomination. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman to ever win a presidential primary or caucus contest. Beyond that, she is the winner of the popular vote and boasts a significant delegate count. Indeed, she would be the pledged delegate leader but for unscrupulous and undemocratic happenings at the Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting. 

Moreover, I thought we were against “changing the rules in the middle of the game” Donna?!?! So why are there even questions when clearly, “under party rules” Senator Clinton has a right to put her name into nomination? If he’s won, then he’s won. Why the need to fix the convention and subvert Democracy (AGAIN) because the Almighty Obama won’t be fully and unequivocally worshipped? No need to answer, Donna, we already know the answer: BECAUSE HE HASN’T WON DIDDLY, FRIGGIN SQUAT!

And just in case you didn’t know, 76,000 chanting sycophants on constant kool-aid IV drip will not be enough to silence the millions of Hillary supporters. We can smell what you’re cooking from here Donna, and it stinks to high heaven. 

Now more than ever, we all need to be working with The Denver Group to ensure that there is an open, free and truly democratic convention. 

The goals of The Denver Group are simple:

1) An open convention.

2) Senator Clinton’s name placed in nomination. No symbolic roll call vote.

3) Speeches allowed by supporters of Senator Clinton on
behalf of her candidacy.

4) A genuine roll call vote with Senator Clinton as a legitimate candidate.

5) No coronation.

 

It’s a damn shame that grassroots organizations have to formed to ensure that the Democratic Party is indeed democratic.

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Responses

  1. THE PUMAS ARE TOTALLY JUSTIFIED …

    1. Contrary to what Obamabots say …
    Obama and Hillary were in a dead heat,
    when the DNC pressured Hillary into not
    only conceding, but campaigning for Obama.
    2. Obama is once again in a dead heat, but now
    with McCain, even though Obamabots act like
    Obama has already won (like they did in the
    primaries against Hillary). So, this means that
    half of the Democrats, and all the Republicans
    (3/4 of America) dIdn’t want Obama. Plus, he
    didn’t even win the popular vote, and refused a
    revote in Michigan and Florida.
    3. Obama has the thinnest resume in politics, and
    he won state legislature and Senator by
    disqualifications of his opponents, not by earned
    experience, or votes.
    4. Obama’s one claim to fame is being a community
    organizer, where he boasts of registering voters.
    Then he took their votes away from them, by
    disqualifying his opponents on technicalities, prior
    to the election.
    5. Obama’s mentor of 20 years, was an anti-American
    racist … not to mention other unsavory associations.
    6. Obama is simply buying the election, since he’s
    good at fund raising … hardly a qualification to be
    President of the United States.
    7. The media never vetted Obama, and they are
    giving him a free ride, plus more than twice the
    print and air time as McCain, as they did against
    Hillary.
    8. 90% of blacks are voting for Obama, because he is
    black, while the campaign gained ground by
    accusing most opponents of racism.
    9. Obamabots were, and are extremely nasty and sarcastic
    towards Hillary supporters, as well as McCain supporters.
    10. Pumas should be applauded for putting country before party …
    especially a party that did not represent them, and a party
    which highjacked the nomination for Obama.

    REPLACE OBAMA WITH HILLARY AT THE CONVENTION !!!

  2. Just one more thing- I bet if you announced that she will be in the running for nominee in Denver, her debt would be paid off in a very short time and more money would be rolling in for the GE- but not until. CAN’T STAND BARACK !!!

  3. IF Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s name is NOT on the nomination ballot, WE WILL see to it that Obama loses the presidential race. I do believe that WE are stronger than any number of college kids over 17. We won’t back down. No threat- just fact.

  4. Sen. O’Bummer doesn’t want Hillary to be anywhere near him. Just like his Senate run in Chicago, he removed his competition by using loopholes in the system.

  5. B. Johnson… they have already said it… because they disinfranchised the voters of Michigan and Florida…

  6. Hello
    I’m not sure I understand what the problem would be in putting Senator Clinton’s name in at the National Convention. If 18 million of us voted for her why not give her a fair chance? Is it to difficult for people to understand that some of us want to see Senator Clinton as President of the USA? If her name is listed as and she does not win then it will be fair, the way it is now so many of us definately think our votes don’t count. America is about freedom of speack, freedom of vote. Does the Democrte party want people saying our votes don’t count, why vote????

  7. Obama truly is one of the bluebloods he is related(maternally) to 8 pres( 2 are Bush-Carter- 1 VP (Cheney) Lynne Cheney corroborated
    3 senators 2 supreme ct Justices 2 congressmen 3 governors (HowardDean is one)Brit Hume (Fox News) 1 astronaut..try matching y9ur lineage up to this..he is as Richardson pointed the fingerat Clinton ENTITLED ..of course Hillary is the outsider..Richardson should know he has lineage like Obama ….and Kerry…hisis twice what they have 13 presidents etc etc etc..Bush’s are in there too….this is what you are fighting Inner circle blueblood good ol boys

  8. Aww, thanks BMW! You can email me at iam0nly1.donedems@gmail.com and we can see if some sort of meeting can be arranged.

    Thanks so much for your compliment and comment 🙂

    ps: It’s a zero in my name, not an “O”

  9. I appreciate the intelligence and the objectivity with which this site is run… You have a great site and I come here often when I am trying to explain my positions to people as You have put into wonderfully intelligent words what I am wanting to say. Thank you so much for your candid responses to people who come to your site and to your thoughtful responses to those who don’t agree with you… I would love to meet you and talk personally… I hope you don’t mind, but I love an intelligent discussion with thought provoking dialogue… Thank You again iamonly1


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