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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:58 AM
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NEW NAME for superdelegates:
THE DECIDERS


"I'm the decider and I decide what's best."

Voting is just a quaint pleasantry, isn't it? It makes the little people feel important. WE know better, WE know what's good for America, WE know what's in it for us.... we are THE DECIDERS.





and WE will decide the Democratic nominee. Elections, Schmelections.

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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:00 AM
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1. We should let the people decide
Hillary leads the popular vote by about 35,000 at this point. What say we make her president?
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:02 AM
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2. I'll accept the winner of the delegates chosen by voters and not the
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:05 AM by npincus
politcally connected-selected nominee. I value a fair and democratic process most.
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:17 AM
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5. I would be very surprised if the superdelegates overturned the voter-determined delegates.
I think the supers share your belief in democracy.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:38 AM
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8. IF you include MI/FL. Which the party ISN'T at this point.
But I'm sure you knew that.
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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:40 AM
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9. No, she doesn't.... where's your link to that BS? N/T
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Sulawesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:48 AM
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10. Stop spamming this spin all over the board.
Oh, and btw, your 35K Hillary lead not only depends on FLA and MI, but on the fact that Iowa, Nevada, Washington & Maine Have Not Released Popular Vote Totals
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styersc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:11 AM
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3. Every voter should vote his/her consicience...
...except the Super Delegates. They should vote the way that Obama tells them to!

The Politics of Hope.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:16 AM
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4. excuse me, but supedeldgates can vote for a candidate TWICE?
Once in the voting booth and next at the convention? The first one being meaningless (because that's what you and I do) and the second one (voting with ELITES) should determine the winner?

Pledged delagtes are reprentativess, superdelegates are practically imperial- they represent no one but themselves but have disproportional power due to their CONNECTIONS. You think that is democratic?
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styersc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:28 AM
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6. The Super Delegate Process was developed in 1982.
Every candidate choosing to run for the office knew all about the rules (or should have).

What is the difference between the the Super Delegate process and the "Texas Two Step" process?

Hillary won the popular vote but then a minority of voters, who got to vote twice- once in the booth and once at the caucus- have the ability to nullify the will of the majority and assign one third of the delegates differently.

How Democratic are caucii, particularly such as happened in Nevada where Obama, through the power of the Unions, took the caucus process into the working places of select voters who happened to have voiced support for Obama, giving a tremendous advantage to a select group over folks who had to leave jobs to participate? Democratic? (Hillary overcame this attempt,her credit).

Why should caucuses with a slim percentage of participation count the same as a primary that draws millions?

There are lots of idiosyncracies in the process, but you seem to be very narrow in your objections?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:32 AM
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7. HRC is behind in the popular vote.. FL & MI do not count
so they cannot be included in ANY total...in fact any Soooopers attached to those states should be eliminated from the pool too..(maybe they are)..
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