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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 10:31 PM
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Wait till you hear this. Now Floridians are suing Dean for trying to promote diversity.
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Yes, that is really what I said. They are suing the DNC again on another basis....on the basis that the Democrats are doing what Democrats do....promoting diversity.

If I were not reading this with my own eyes, I would say I was not telling the truth. These are the nice fellows from Tampa who just had a suit dismissed in appeals court. The lawyer is chairman of the Hillsborough County Democrats. His client is Victor DiMaio.

Their case in an Atlanta appeals court was dismissed not long ago after being dismissed in lower court. Now they are basing their case on some things they found in the case filed by Bill Nelson and which was also dismissed.

Here you go. You have to read it to believe it.

Lawsuit to charge reverse racism

South Carolina and Nevada were allowed to hold their primaries before February 5th because the high percentage of blacks and Hispanics in those states helped compensate for the pasty complexion of Iowa and New Hampshire.

That's the basis for an amended legal filing planned by Tampa Democratic activist, Victor Dimaio and attorney Michael Steinberg who are suing to have Florida's entire Democratic delegation seated at the National Convention in Denver this summer. DiMaio's original lawsuit claimed the DNC's punishment of Florida violated the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, but that suit was kicked back by the federal appeals court in Atlanta. Steinberg had a brainstorm when he read discovery papers in a similar lawsuit filed by Senator Bill Nelson that showed the DNC put South Carolina and Nevada's primary dates ahead of 46 other states to give minorities more of a voice in the nominating process. Since the DNC receives federal money to hold their convention, the party is subject to federal civil rights law.

What an interesting turn of the worm. Sometime next week, we may have democrats suing democrats for carrying out a very democratic policy of advancing minorities. Steinberg and DiMaio acknowledge with a grin that their reverse racism accusation will ruffle feathers, but hope the conservative judiciary will be delighted to strike a blow against affirmative action and rule in their favor. Their only objective, they claim, is to see all of Florida's delegates seated based on the January 31st primary election.


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  -Wait till you hear this. Now Floridians are suing Dean for trying to promote diversity. madfloridian  Apr-07-08 10:31 PM   #0 
  - Thanks for the update  Symarip   Apr-07-08 10:32 PM   #1 
  - How pathetic  SunsetDreams   Apr-07-08 10:34 PM   #2 
  - They don't REALLY want me to believe there aren't a lot of  napi21   Apr-07-08 10:35 PM   #3 
  - They are trying to cost the DNC money by fighting lawsuits.  madfloridian   Apr-07-08 10:54 PM   #10 
  - I see the ABC blogger made an error in date....the primary was Jan. 29  madfloridian   Apr-07-08 10:36 PM   #4 
  - They may have a case.  2rth2pwr   Apr-07-08 10:45 PM   #5 
  - Yippeee!!! Let's all get a drink and celebrate. Happy happy.  madfloridian   Apr-07-08 10:46 PM   #6 
  - Do tell. I'm dying to hear you defend this.  anigbrowl   Apr-08-08 12:59 AM   #16 
  - Someone today said I should lay off Florida. I can't. Sorry. Too good to be true.  madfloridian   Apr-07-08 10:48 PM   #7 
  - It's time somebody fights back.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-08-08 07:59 AM   #28 
  - They certainly do give you the material, MF  WesDem   Apr-08-08 08:30 AM   #31 
     - There is just so much material. They seem to live in a bubble.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 11:05 AM   #40 
  - It sounds like they lack standing for their claim.  Dr.Phool   Apr-07-08 10:50 PM   #8 
  - This is their 3rd time filing. They don't care if there is basis.  madfloridian   Apr-07-08 10:53 PM   #9 
  - But you are right. Not even applying was odd.  madfloridian   Apr-07-08 11:33 PM   #11 
  - ARE...YOU...SHITTING...ME?!?!  KingOfLostSouls   Apr-08-08 12:14 AM   #12 
  - I'm not sure Rove isn't ALREADY on the payroll.  Sandi_4_Edwards   Apr-08-08 12:24 AM   #15 
  - creating more chaos to cast doubt on legitimacy of the process  WillYourVoteBCounted   Apr-08-08 12:14 AM   #13 
  - Casting doubt on legitimacy, and creating a way for her to fight at Denver.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 12:19 AM   #14 
  - I hope the "plaintiffs' spend themselves into bankruptcy  blogslut   Apr-08-08 01:07 AM   #17 
  - They're not likely to run out of money.  NCevilDUer   Apr-08-08 01:19 AM   #19 
     - Oh, I realize this  blogslut   Apr-08-08 03:36 AM   #21 
  - .  donheld   Apr-08-08 01:14 AM   #18 
  - Me, too.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 12:56 PM   #43 
  - Quick Florida, give up your rights as a state so Obama can win faster!  ShaneGR   Apr-08-08 03:13 AM   #20 
  - Too late..  Shipwack   Apr-08-08 04:45 AM   #22 
     - Nicely said.  rodeodance   Apr-08-08 10:03 AM   #35 
  - OMG !  FOS   Apr-08-08 04:52 AM   #23 
  - I agree. I am surprised more are not totally alarmed at it.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 06:11 PM   #48 
  - They are suing Dean for being a dean  DerekJ   Apr-08-08 05:01 AM   #24 
  - This is soooo typical of Florida...  Sancho   Apr-08-08 05:30 AM   #25 
  - great job madfloridian  democracy1st   Apr-08-08 06:36 AM   #26 
  - The truth finally comes out.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-08-08 07:53 AM   #27 
  - You know what? I think you are right.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 10:21 AM   #36 
  - Uhmm ok  mohc   Apr-08-08 08:00 AM   #29 
  - Exactly  WesDem   Apr-08-08 08:37 AM   #32 
  - Wasn't the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment the basis for Bush V. Gore? n/t  antigop   Apr-08-08 08:27 AM   #30 
  - They got that part from Bill Nelson's lawsuit as well...Nelson v Dean.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 09:58 AM   #34 
  - No Hispanics in Florida? No African Americans in Michigan? Gimme a break!  Romulox   Apr-08-08 09:38 AM   #33 
  - It's like Florida didn't go through the DNC Calendar Commission selection process  Debi   Apr-08-08 10:50 AM   #37 
  - All men (and woemn) created equal. Time to re-read the constitution those filing the suit.  cooolandrew   Apr-08-08 11:01 AM   #38 
  - Let'snot blame all Floridians. Their vote is most welcome in November.  cooolandrew   Apr-08-08 11:01 AM   #39 
  - this is so embarassing.  FLDem5   Apr-08-08 11:11 AM   #41 
  - They "acknowledge with a grin that their reverse racism accusation will ruffle feathers"  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 11:34 AM   #42 
  - It never ends...  liberal_rxstudent   Apr-08-08 01:08 PM   #44 
  - I notice a new use the "states rights" to go first issue.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 02:02 PM   #45 
  - the reputation of florida just keeps devolving all the time. unfucking real. n/t  orleans   Apr-08-08 02:47 PM   #46 
  - Suing for reverse discrimination....forgetting it was about order.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 04:52 PM   #47 
  - If anyone thinks that these idiot lawsuits helps Clinton then they need help in my view.  Zachstar   Apr-08-08 06:13 PM   #49 
  - I think my brain is bleeding  LittleClarkie   Apr-08-08 06:15 PM   #50 
  - I knew this would end up in the courts.  redqueen   Apr-08-08 06:17 PM   #51 
  - This is the 3rd court hearing by these by Bill Nelson.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 06:36 PM   #53 
     - These people really do make me sick.  redqueen   Apr-09-08 08:46 AM   #59 
  - Wow. "Dems" are hoping for an anti-affirmative action ruling.  Zhade   Apr-08-08 06:19 PM   #52 
  - And hoping for a conservative judge...and grinning about it.  madfloridian   Apr-08-08 10:05 PM   #56 
  - Kick  Zhade   Apr-08-08 07:13 PM   #54 
  - Florida DLC want to lose the election  LiberalLovinLug   Apr-08-08 08:22 PM   #55 
  - i`m sorry mad but those guys and gals in florida  madrchsod   Apr-08-08 10:24 PM   #57 
  - Wow. Just Wow. nt  Califooyah Operative   Apr-08-08 11:39 PM   #58 

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