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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:48 AM
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28. The Rules Exist For A Reason. SD's Exist For A Reason. If Ya Don't Like It, Change It.
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 10:49 AM by OPERATIONMINDCRIME
But this time around, that's part of the rules and part of our process. All this talk about overturning the will of the people is highly immature and ignorant as it relates to the process. It is over reactionary and over dramatic, and is really quite silly. The process is set up so that they have some say in the nominee. Furthermore, your whole 'will of the people' argument is just oh so silly, since you're acting like the popular vote is like 70%-30% or something, and they're going to install the 30% candidate. That ain't reality bub. The reality is that from a standpoint of the will of the people, the people have made it known that BOTH candidates would be acceptable in the GE. That BOTH have enough support from the Democratic Party to be chosen (Hillary, actually, has even more support than Obama). So spare me this will of the people crap. We are choosing a nominee here. We are weeding out weaker candidates and choosing who we feel is strong enough to run in the GE. From a standpoint of the 'people', it has been quite readily shown through how monumentally close this all is that the people consider BOTH of these candidates to be good enough to run in November. But NONE of these candidates can get enough pledged delegates to outright win the nomination. So what does that mean? It means your will of the people argument is ignorant in concept and false. The will of the people shows that both candidates are acceptable. If one was to be weeded out, the other would've been able to get enough pledges to WIN the nomination. That didn't occur. Know why? Because the contest is so close. Because the will of the people is that BOTH are fine. To have the SD's, based on many electoral factors, put one of them over the edge for strategical reasons, is not only PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE, but is even part of the goddamn rules.

So quit your damn cryin and overdramatic crap. There are rules and processes for a reason. There is nothing wrong with the SD's pushing a candidate over the edge here, since neither one could achieve it on their own. Wake up and open your mind to political reality a bit. And if you want to be so utterly selfish and tantrum throwing, that you'd rather see a republican win the presidency and wreak further havoc, merely because you are bitter, then I can't stop you. But shame on you.
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