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Dinosaur Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-13-07 10:46 PM
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33. The "Rules" aren't written by Political Parties. Ever heard of, um, the CONSTITUTION?
Excuse me for thinking that I'm an American citizen. I live in Florida, so I'm just supposed to hand over money to whatever politician slums by entering my state, and I'm supposed to pay my taxes to support adventures in Iraq while shutting up about issues like the impact of undocumented workers on my state's schools and hospitals -- not to mention out of work contractors under bid by those hiring undocumenteds. But here's one thing everyone seems delighted to forget: voting rights don't flow from the benevolent dictators who are paid to run political parties. They come from the Constitution. And a political party that decides its going to keep a whole state from sitting at the table and picking a nominee is violating that document as much as a President who assumes authority to use 'signing statements' instead of a veto to disregard a law he disagrees with.

Here's another thing: it ain't national political parties that pay the cost of elections in each state. It's the voters of that state. You don't want our votes? Maybe we don't need to pay our taxes for "YOUR" election, since it sure won't be MY election - I'm just a second class citizen who doesn't get to play with the BIG IMPORTANT KIDS and pick a nominee or contribute my ideas to a platform.

I was a lifelong Dem. I'm now registering as an Independent. I hated what Ralph Nader did - now, I hope he or someone else of national stature runs as an independent so I can vote for them. Far as I'm concerned, whatever Dem you BIG and IMPORTANTS nominate won't be any more interested in my state's issues than the Meat-head running things now.

You differ from George W in degree, not kind. All of you are about "My way or the Highway". So, bye, bye, I'm hitting the High Road. Oh, and tell your sweetie pie honey bunchie-poo Deanie Weenie to stop e-mailing me for money. NO VOTE? NO MONEY!!!!
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  -What do you think? FL dems switch to GOP to vote primary flashl  Sep-09-07 04:59 PM   #0 
  - It does bother me to see florida's dems invalidated once again,  daninthemoon   Sep-09-07 05:07 PM   #1 
  - Ah, so you believe the "Dean stole your vote" thingy?  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 06:18 PM   #14 
  - Ok, I'm not in florida, so PLEASE forgive my "gullibility" So, who  daninthemoon   Sep-09-07 06:42 PM   #15 
     - The Florida Dems have the media on their side. No one else has been defending the DNC  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 07:43 PM   #22 
  - Dean didn't take anybody's vote  tkmorris   Sep-09-07 07:39 PM   #21 
  - Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and a compromise will be reached!  IndianaGreen   Sep-09-07 05:08 PM   #2 
  - If they don't get this fixed  kdmorris   Sep-09-07 05:10 PM   #3 
  - How about Tom Tancredo?  seasat   Sep-09-07 05:15 PM   #4 
  - I can not believe the DNC is being blamed for following rules..  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 05:18 PM   #5 
  - This will be Hillary's party by Feb.  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 05:21 PM   #6 
  - And it will be your fault for supporting the disenfranchisement of Florida and Michigan Democrats  IndianaGreen   Sep-09-07 06:12 PM   #13 
  - Florida decided 2000.  aquart   Sep-09-07 05:36 PM   #7 
  - That is such a slanted point of view  whopis01   Sep-10-07 09:33 PM   #32 
  - I think that is a great idea. the republicans have been doing it for years (voting in our primaries)  robinlynne   Sep-09-07 05:37 PM   #8 
  - I think it is bad idea to blame the one who followed rules...  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 05:43 PM   #9 
     - you have it backwards. The poster is suggesting voting repub becuase of what florida is doing.  robinlynne   Sep-09-07 06:57 PM   #16 
     - The "Rules" aren't written by Political Parties. Ever heard of, um, the CONSTITUTION?  Dinosaur   Sep-13-07 10:46 PM   #33 
  - why change back? you can vote for anyone you want  ellenfl   Sep-09-07 05:59 PM   #10 
  - Vote for Ron Paul in the Repiglickin' Primary  AndyTiedye   Sep-09-07 06:00 PM   #11 
  - Need to vote for the worst "frontrunner"... I'd say McCain for sure.  Labors of Hercules   Sep-09-07 07:05 PM   #17 
     - My Strategy is Damage Control. Ron Paul Would do the Least Damage if He Wins  AndyTiedye   Sep-09-07 11:28 PM   #27 
  - I am puzzled ...  flashl   Sep-09-07 06:04 PM   #12 
  - Because then they couldn't pretend to be victims.  KaptBunnyPants   Sep-10-07 02:35 AM   #28 
     - Can't wait till your state needs something  Dinosaur   Sep-13-07 10:53 PM   #34 
  - a little clarification  gnvresident   Sep-09-07 07:06 PM   #18 
  - The plan as of now is that there will be a primary  tkmorris   Sep-09-07 07:34 PM   #20 
  - Florida Dem have options  flashl   Sep-09-07 07:54 PM   #24 
  - Here is the just the right republican to vote  illinoisprogressive   Sep-09-07 07:15 PM   #19 
  - dems may be throwing florida away  democratsin08   Sep-09-07 07:47 PM   #23 
  - Then blame the Florida Dems.  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 07:59 PM   #25 
  - You should be worried  Dinosaur   Sep-13-07 10:57 PM   #35 
  - All Florida Democrats should do this!!  gnvresident   Sep-09-07 09:02 PM   #26 
  - I'm seriously thinking about doing this  FloridaJudy   Sep-10-07 03:11 AM   #29 
  - I don't vote in Democratic local elections because the Florida Dems  The Backlash Cometh   Sep-10-07 06:24 AM   #30 
  - That's bullshit...  rateyes   Sep-10-07 06:49 PM   #31 
     - Rules or Constitution?  Dinosaur   Sep-13-07 11:05 PM   #36 

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