Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wow, Obama and the DNC screw up again!

There has been a rumor going around that Hillary released her delegates in a conference call. This is untrue. Following is the statement of one of her delegates. I would just like to say before I past it here that I am so disgusted. This morning I got an email from someone, some PAC (I thought Obama was against PACS) which my name was obviously sold to by the DNC or Obama campaign. They insulted my intelligence by sending me information about McCain's record on choice. I wanted to email back saying no shit Sherlock.
Why do people think women who may vote for McCain are automatically ignorant rather than that they may be making a fully informed and strategic choice born from disgust at being thrown under the bus?

Dean Howard Dean, you for YEARS have been my 2nd favorite democrat right after Al Gore. You have lost me. Your ham handed approach to this primary is an insult to the majority of democrats who voted for Hillary. You have said you hope there will not be a role call vote. Why the hell wouldn't there be a roll call vote? There is ALWAYS and effing role call vote and delegates vote for their candidate on the first call and then change their votes after a call for unity. This is in the ROOLZ. And this is an historic event for Hillary, just as much as it is for Obama. WTF are you thinking?

Anyway here is Mary Boerger's email as posted at No-Quarter:

I was on that conference call and there was nothing in Hillary’s comments to indicate that she was releasing her delegates and urging them to vote for Obama on the first vote in Denver. In fact what Harold Ikes said was that the campaign would like to keep Hillary’s delegates together so that she can more effectively fight for issues like universal health care to make sure it is included in the party platform.

This seems like deliberate misinformation. (Sound familiar!)

One of the super delegates who was in London in fact complained about the strong arm pressure from the Obama campaign to immediately (last Friday before Hillary’s speech) switch their vote to Obama.

So to me the strategy is clear. The Obama folks want to try and prevent us from nominating Hillary at the convention and voting for her at the convention. We need to STOP this. Historically losing candidates always have their names put into nomination, give a great speech and then there is a roll call vote. The presumptive nominee gets the majority and then there may be a call to make it unanimous.

We need to make sure that people are aware of this procedure. Once again the Obama people are trying to change the rule of the game, pretending that they were always the rules in order to push Hillary aside. We must keep them from succeeding.

To me this is the most important thing that we can do right now. We need to attack Howard Dean for saying that he hopes there isn’t a role call vote at the convention.

This pressure, heavy handed tactics and “shot gun” marriage effort must end. This is the fight that we need to continue!

Mary Boergers

Now I would like to add that I have spent my whole life from about the age of 12 dedicated to the rights of women, African Americans and the LGBT community. Before any of those groups try to use the SCOTUS to scare me in to jumping on the unity pony, I should say that if they were so damned worried about the court they would have supported Hillary. Some people don't even know who their champions are. I am 51 and I am not gay. The court makes very little difference in my life now. Let these young women and others fight for their rights without the help of people like me and Hillary Clinton and maybe they will have a deeper understanding fo what middle aged white women have been doing in their names for 40 years.