Frank Rich NYT Column

Boy those Obama groupies are doing so much to unite the party.

Anyone seen Frank Rich's column in NYT today? After reading this, it makes me want to leave the Dem Party if O is nominated -- and I've always been an anyone-but-a-republican, yellow dog, true blue Democrat.

First, he quotes Hillary as arrogantly saying "It will be me" from an old interview with Katie Couric.  I actually saw that interview myself live, and don't remember her saying that. What I do remember is Katie asking Hillary what she would do if she did not win the party's nomination, and Hillary replied that she doesn't think about losing; she is a positive person; and she is so involved with the day-to-day campaigning that that's where all her attention goes.

Second, he warns that "slights of hand" may be used to include the "bogus Florida and Michigan delegates" at the convention.  Shame on him for calling millions of good, loyal Democratic voters "bogus." How would he like to have his vote disenfranchised!

The NYT should fire this guy.  God know what a salary he gets for writing his crap.

And, hey that Obama -- what a uniter! Here's a little quiz (multiple choice) for everyone:

Who said "I'm a uniter, not a divider"?

(a) Barack Obama
(b) George W. Bush
(c) both of the above
(d) none of the above

Tags: 2008 election (all tags)



Re: Frank Rich NYT Column

The Florida delegates are indeed bogus. No-one campaigned there and even Florida voters themselves didn't believe their votes would count.

If you are so worried about disenfranchising voters then I'm sure you, like myself, are in favor of holding those votes again? That would, of course, be the only fair way.

So are you looking for fairness? Or are you looking for a slight of hand means by which to tranform a beauty contest that everyone understood was a beauty contest into a primary simply because it would benefit your candidate?

by Mystylplx 2008-02-24 10:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Frank Rich NYT Column

Number 1:  Florida voters turned out in all-time record-breaking numbers, more than double the votes cast in 2004.  Do you think they came out in record-breaking numbers because they didn't care if their votes count?!

Number 2:  If there's another primary vote, who's going to pay for it?  Maybe punish the victims some more and make the Florida voter-taxpayers cover it?  Maybe the DNC will pay for it?

by moevaughn 2008-02-24 12:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Frank Rich NYT Column

I think the record numbers would have been even higher if they'd believed their votes would count, and yep, the Florida taxpayers ought to pay for it, it was their legeslature that screwed up, but perhaps the DNC could chip in for half.

by Mystylplx 2008-02-25 07:42AM | 0 recs
Re: Frank Rich NYT Column

Republican-ruled Legislature, signed into law by Republican governor.  The Florida voters did not vote on this legislation. The DNC is doing a great job of alienating millions of its own Dem voters.

I'm glad your vote counted though!  (assuming it did)

by moevaughn 2008-02-25 10:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Frank Rich NYT Column

Oh if only folks knew the dirt Mr. Rich has in his own personal life- We really should be aware of these things before we decide who to trust in the media. What a snake-

by ExperienceCounts 2008-02-24 10:59AM | 0 recs
Re: Whatever happened to fairness

You say let millions of voters suffer for breaking the rules. The voters did not break any rules. The Republican-ruled Florida State Legislature changed the primary date, signed into law by Florida's Republican Governor. The Florida voters had nothing to do with changing the date.

The DNC punishing their own voters for something they didn't do is not unlike Bush invading Iraq after 9/11 even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

I hope your vote counts though!

by moevaughn 2008-02-24 11:47AM | 0 recs


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