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George_Bonanza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:05 PM
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If caucuses are so bad, then Hillary should've said something before Iowa at least
I suppose caucuses are perfectly fine as long as she has a good chance to win one and thus create a cascading wave of inevitability. But when she starts losing them, THEN it opposes the will of the people. Because, I mean, c'mon, if she's losing them, it HAS to be against the people's will! Everybody loves Hillary! Or if they don't, they should, and they don't know what's good for them.
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Medusa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:06 PM
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1. They only became bad when she began to lose them
:rofl:
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ossman Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:08 PM
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3. Except for NV, when they were good again. Until they were bad again.
All about delegates... oops
All about Momentum.... oops

now that both are gone for Hill, what's next?
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pbca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:07 PM
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2. Hillary wants what is good for Hillary
I guess any good politician does, Hillary's problem is she's so blatant about it and changes her mind on a dime if the wind shifts direction.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:10 PM
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4. It's odd -- I've been going to caucuses
(cauci?) for almost 30 years now, and I don't ever remember anybody complaining much about them. Of course there are some legitimate arguments against caucuses, but many states have been using them for years to select candidates, and I don't recall any candidates in any previous elections grousing about them the way Hillary's been doing.
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Suzie57 Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:27 AM
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6. Cauci !!! I love it.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:14 PM
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5. The caucus system has been around for years
Suddenly Hillary comes along and says they disenfranchise voters. I'm sorry but this woman thinks she's a princess and if people don't vote for her something is wrong. She's so damn annoying.
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LadyVT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:29 AM
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7. Someone's experience in TX:
"They need to hear about my disabled mother and father not being able to caucus in WY-that is why we have "early, absentee voting" in TEXAS. I had to stand up for the Hillary voters in my precinct because the other team were the "poll watchers" and the chairman in charge told me he was an Obama supporter too/ the election judge totally ignored all rules and when I mentioned the rules not being followed, he said he didn't notice and ignored me. He said "Peace" and held up his two fingers.
Also noone asked for verification of ID/or proof of voting--is Texas going to verify each signature?
I know the chairman was trying to intimidate the Clinton supporters and would not call the meeting to order when things were chaotic.
I hope I never have to "caucus" again. They should not count."

Caucuses are undemocratic.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:54 AM
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8. Got a link for that blarney? nt
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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:59 AM
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9. It's "someone's experience"
Isn't that good enough for you?
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