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Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:35 PM

Report Finds Registered Lobbyists Among Democratic Superdelegates

The Democratic Party's unpledged superdelegates include dozens of registered lobbyists, the majority of whom are supporting Hillary Clinton.

A new report found that some Democratic superdelegates are also registered lobbyists.

In the Democratic Party’s presidential primary process, superdelegates are party insiders who are allowed to vote for the candidate of their personal preference rather than on the basis of caucus or primary vote totals. While many superdelegate appointments are given to party activists and former and current elected officials, some have also been given to donors, including lobbyists.

According to ABC News’ analysis, of the 463 superdelegates who are not current or former elected officials, 67 are current or former registered lobbyists. There are 717 superdelegates in total who will vote among the July 25 nominating convention’s 4,763 delegates.

More: http://truthinmedia.com/report-lobbyists-among-democratic-superdelegates/


Yes Virginia, the DNC is populated by *actual* corporate whores who represent multinational corporations, not YOU!

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Lorien Mar 2016 OP
haikugal Mar 2016 #1
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #2
Lorien Mar 2016 #15
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #16
Lorien Mar 2016 #21
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #24
AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #3
Lorien Mar 2016 #17
litlbilly Mar 2016 #4
libtodeath Mar 2016 #5
litlbilly Mar 2016 #6
arcane1 Mar 2016 #10
Lorien Mar 2016 #7
libtodeath Mar 2016 #13
arcane1 Mar 2016 #8
litlbilly Mar 2016 #12
rhett o rick Mar 2016 #25
arcane1 Mar 2016 #26
rhett o rick Mar 2016 #30
xloadiex Mar 2016 #9
Lorien Mar 2016 #20
amborin Mar 2016 #22
arcane1 Mar 2016 #23
rhett o rick Mar 2016 #27
nashville_brook Mar 2016 #11
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #14
HooptieWagon Mar 2016 #19
rhett o rick Mar 2016 #28
Kittycat Mar 2016 #29
erlewyne Mar 2016 #18

Response to Lorien (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:36 PM

1. This can't be said often enough. This is the third way in action. nt

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Response to Lorien (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:36 PM

2. Please tell me something I havent known for 20 years or more.

Get back to me when the Democratic nominee is accepting endorsements from pastors who want to kill all gay people or from the KKK...

As in both Trump and Cruz.

How is it news to any of you that the democratic party is wall street friendly?

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:48 PM

15. OK, I will: Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon Will Quigg Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

"Hillary Clinton can add a new name to her list of endorsements – a prominent Ku Klux Klan member who says he likes her because of her "hidden agenda."

Will Quigg, a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan's California chapter, told the Telegraph Monday that he would be switching his support from Donald Trump to Clinton."

Link: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-14/ku-klux-klan-grand-dragon-will-quigg-endorses-hillary-clinton-for-president

I hope she "rejected" his endorsement, but it's unsettling that he chose to endorse her in the first place!

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Response to Lorien (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:50 PM

16. Will is smart, he knows there is so much hate for Hillary, most of it NOT earned, that

if he does this he can just muddy the waters even more.

Smart cookie!

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:54 PM

21. On a first name basis, are you?

that's interesting.

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Response to Lorien (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:57 PM

24. So you are alleging that I know this person because I used his first name?

Or do you think I am making an assumption based on what he is doing.

Why did you report about him in the first place?


(your comment to me is sickening and disgusting, for the record, putrid, fucking disgusting...putrid, vomit inducing)

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Response to Lorien (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:40 PM

3. From Lee Fang @ The Intercept.

 

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:50 PM

17. The corruption runs deep

though Bernie gives me hope that he can save the party from itself!

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Response to Lorien (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:41 PM

4. I was just on a jury for this, I said leave it alone. Lets see how it works out

 

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Response to litlbilly (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:43 PM

5. That someone would alert on the presentation of facts speaks volumes.

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:45 PM

6. Yep, and i just got jury notice. 7 to 0 leave it alone:)

 

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:45 PM

7. They obviously don't want the facts to be known

wonder why?

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Response to Lorien (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:46 PM

13. Hillary supporters should be embarrassed.

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Response to litlbilly (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:45 PM

8. Seriously? Just when the alerts can't get more chicken-shit, they surprise me.

 

The truth does indeed hurt!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:46 PM

12. sorta like give em hell harry, just tell em the truth and they think its hell

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:40 PM

25. I think that obsessive alerting is one of their "stop the Bern" tactics they discuss at their "Think

 

Tank." Irony intended. Keep throwing alerts at the wall and some might stick. And Beware, at night it seems to be harder to get a fair jury. Not sure why.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:43 PM

26. Oh yes, that's a proven tactic. But at this point they're becoming a parody of themselves.

 

I'm no longer eligible to serve on a jury, because I was harsh with the truth in a juror comment. I have no idea if that's a permanent ban or not, since I didn't see anything in the rules about it.

I wonder how many others are removed from the jury pool

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:54 PM

30. It's like our political system. The game is rigged in favor of Clinton. The Ruling Class thinks

 

they will have their way. And they have for 40 years. But it's time to stop. Don't support a candidate that is beholden to the Ruling Class.

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Response to Lorien (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:45 PM

9. Jury Results


On Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:38 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

Report Finds Registered Lobbyists Among Democratic Superdelegates
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511497926

REASON FOR ALERT

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.

ALERTER'S COMMENTS

"Yes Virginia, the DNC is populated by *actual* corporate whores who represent multinational corporations, not YOU!"

This is over the top and completely inappropriate especially during election season.

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:43 PM, and the Jury voted 0-7 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: The post is 100% correct.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: I think we have a differing definition of over the top, alerter.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Disagree with alerter: this is *not* over the top and completely appropriate *especially* during election season. Democratic party is hobbling itself with its arcane "superdelegate" nonsense. Alerter is welcome to rebut in thread.
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: A little heavy on the invective, but the term isn't being used in a sexist way or directed at a specific person. Within literary bounds.
Juror #7 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.


7 out of 7

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Response to xloadiex (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:53 PM

20. I agree; it's over the top

to allow registered lobbyists, who are more beholden to corporate interests than they are the will of the American people, to subvert Democracy.

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Response to xloadiex (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:55 PM

22. unbelievable

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Response to xloadiex (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:56 PM

23. Attention Juror #3: I have nothing to do with superdelegates!

 

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Response to xloadiex (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:44 PM

27. If you can't refute, alert, lock, hide, ban. Not very "politically liberal". Just sayin'

 





To my "friends" that follow me

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Response to Lorien (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:46 PM

11. surprise surprise.

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Response to Lorien (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:48 PM

14. Whoever alerted this thread should get banned

Objecting to the presentation of fact?

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:51 PM

19. Probably one of Brock's team.

 

Trying to hide the truth. They'll disappear as soon as Hillary loses.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:45 PM

28. Not a chance. They are on the side of alert, lock, hide, ban. nm

 

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:47 PM

29. Probably one of the lobbyists. Is Howard Dean on here, still? He seems pretty testy lately.

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Response to Lorien (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:51 PM

18. That in formation is welcome.

I am a Democrat but not a DuNCe.

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