During the Bush-Gore recount melodrama, two things were striking 1) a lot of voters were too dumb to vote properly, which suggests their political views were equally dumb and 2) Democrats have no respect for rules when they work against them.
The Florida Supreme Court decision, which twisted Florida law into a pretzel to achieve the outcome the Democrats wanted, was overturned by the Supreme Court 7-2, ending Gore’s protracted tantrum. And we haven’t heard the end of the whining yet.
Now we watch a similar melodrama within the Democrat party as partisans of Hillary and Obama fight over the votes cast — against party rules — in Michigan and Florida. We’re hearing echoes of “let every vote count” all over again.
There was a tornado watch outside the Democratic National Committee’s Rules & Bylaws Committee meeting at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel Saturday afternoon. And there was a brewing storm inside the hotel as well.
A group of public officials — allies of both Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Barack Obama — walked out of the hearing room to discuss their willingness to come together on a plan to seat all their delegates, each voting at half-delegate status, but representatives of the Clinton campaign from outside Florida interrupted their press conference to dispute the idea that the Clinton campaign agreed with the plan.
The “Florida unity” group, which included Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, a Clinton supporter, Rep. Bob Wexler, D-Florida, am Obama supporter, and Florida Democratic National Committee member Jon Ausman of Tallahassee, who filed a challenge to the DNC’s decision to not recognize any of Florida’s delegates.
They seemed to come around the idea that for now the DNC would agree to seat Florida’s entire 211-member delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August, though all the delegates — pledged and superdelegates — would have their vote count as half a delegate. The move would net Clinton 19 pledged delegates. Participants seemed to agree that the door was open to the eventual Democratic nominee seating them at full strength if he or she so chose.
Clinton campaign surrogate Lanny Davis stood outside the circle and interrupted, raising his voice in protest that the Clinton campaign had agreed to anything less than a 100% seating of the delegates at 100% of their strength.
This video was meant to tweak Hillary, but as far as I’m concerned, it applies to the whole Dem Cong.