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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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