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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 10:16 AM
Response to Reply #9
19. It is still an establishment tool of party discipline
Just like the 'founding fathers' designed the Senate to be slow and difficult to change, Super Delegates are a tool that gives the party establishment significant control.
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  -Pardon me....but WTF is a Super delegate?? RethugAssKicker  Feb-06-08 09:01 AM   #0 
  - High ranking members of the Democratic party  RL3AO   Feb-06-08 09:02 AM   # 
  - Some can breath fire others have the power of flight  underpants   Feb-06-08 09:02 AM   #1 
  - Well, AFAICT, corporations and the MSM..  ananda   Feb-06-08 09:03 AM   #4 
  - Yes, but ...  Leeny   Feb-06-08 12:10 PM   #27 
  - It's some bullshit the national party uses to keep control out of the voters' hands. nt  asthmaticeog   Feb-06-08 09:02 AM   #2 
  - It's a tool to rob you of your own choice.  Rosemary2205   Feb-06-08 09:02 AM   #3 
  - Superdelegates have been around for a long time  TechBear_Seattle   Feb-06-08 09:03 AM   #5 
  - Since 1972, IIRC  PDittie   Feb-06-08 09:11 AM   #11 
     - I was five years old; to me, that was a long time ago  TechBear_Seattle   Feb-06-08 11:36 AM   #23 
  - a party hack  GoPsUx   Feb-06-08 09:03 AM   #6 
  - Meets the formula- DLC+Big Corporations=Superdelegate n/t  dmosh42   Feb-06-08 09:09 AM   #7 
  - SD = A Way to Make Certain the Establishment Candidate Wins, despite what the people want.  K Gardner   Feb-06-08 09:10 AM   #8 
  - Now for a serious response, and none of the asshattery that has come so far  Tarc   Feb-06-08 09:11 AM   #9 
  - Thanks.... but IMO .. this SD shit sounds like alot of BS to me  RethugAssKicker   Feb-06-08 09:34 AM   #13 
  - It is still an establishment tool of party discipline  kirby   Feb-06-08 10:16 AM   #19 
  - The vast majority are elected officials  orangepeel68   Feb-06-08 09:11 AM   #10 
  - That's correct, and the number sometimes includes  PDittie   Feb-06-08 09:14 AM   #12 
     - It isn't secret. Please stop lying  Tarc   Feb-06-08 09:56 AM   #14 
        - Really?  PDittie   Feb-06-08 10:02 AM   #15 
           - id like to see the list too  meow mix   Feb-06-08 10:03 AM   #16 
           - Two links  Tarc   Feb-06-08 10:28 AM   #20 
              - Thank you so much.  PDittie   Feb-06-08 10:55 AM   #22 
           - Here's a link...  VenusRising   Feb-06-08 11:47 AM   #24 
  - After 1972, Carter and a few others changed how we nominate  dmesg   Feb-06-08 10:10 AM   #17 
  - Donna Brazille is a Super delegate. Says a lot.  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-06-08 10:12 AM   #18 
     - Your Senator's one vote carries more weight than your Representative's vote  Tarc   Feb-06-08 10:34 AM   #21 
        - No it's BS  Indenturedebtor   Feb-06-08 12:00 PM   #25 
           - If you don't like the party rules, then go form your own?  Tarc   Feb-06-08 12:07 PM   #26 

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