Disenfranchisement, Part DOS.

Today, Roland Martin posts this on CNN.com: Martin: 2 states don’t deserve re-vote

One word they all keep tossing around is disenfranchisement. Because of this nation’s sordid history on the issue of denying African-Americans the right to vote, those calling for a revote know the true power of the word, and just uttering it sort of backs the opposition up.

But folks, I’m sorry. Knowing full well how the two political hacks –­ also called governors of Michigan and Florida — deliberately chose to ignore the Democratic Party rules and try to leapfrog the other states, I just don’t have any compassion for them

Yes, I do feel sorry for the voters in those two states because their votes should have mattered. It would have been great had they counted. But it was the elected officials in both states who chose to go down this terrible path. Had they just remained where they were, their delegates may have made the difference in this close presidential race between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Ah, Roland S. Martin, we are peas in a pod. Almost too snuggly. I said most of these things on March 7th, in my post,
No tear in my beer: you disenfranchised yourselves

I said:

But I’ve got news for you. Sorry, Michigan and Florida, you are not disenfranchised by anyone but yourselves.

The voters of these states have already been heard. They were heard when they elected the clowns that tried to push their primaries before the agreed due dates.

Of course, I’m just little ol’ anonymous MC Spanky McGee, and I don’t have any street cred. Yet. Anyway….

Hillary is still pushing the D-word. Today she said:

The nearly two and a half million Americans in those states who participated in the primary elections are in danger of being excluded from our democratic process and I think that’s wrong. The results of those primaries were fair and they should be honored,” she told a breakfast gathering hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington. “In my view there are two options: honor the results or hold new primary elections. I don’t see any other solutions that are fair.”

Clinton: Don’t disenfranchise Michigan and Florida voters

Notice Hillary basically uses the passive voice above. Who’s excluding these voters, Hillary? I got the answer: they did it to themselves.

NEXT!

-MC Spanky McGee

No tear in my beer: you disenfranchised yourselves

Clinton repeats calls to seat Florida and Michigan

“I’m going to let the leadership of both states see what they think is the best approach,” Clinton told reporters in Washington. “I think that it would be a grave disservice to the voters of Florida and Michigan to adopt any process that would disenfranchise anyone and I’m still committed to seating their delegations and I know that they’re working with the Democratic party to determine how best to proceed.”

I’ve been hearing this d-word for the last 3 days. All these people are crying for the voters of Michigan and Florida.

Crist, who is a Republican, says he wants the votes that were already cast to be counted because the ‘people should be heard and not party bosses in Washington.’ He and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, on Wednesday called on the Democratic National Committee to seat their states’ delegates. They accused the party of silencing “the voices of 5,163,271 Americans” who voted in their primaries.

But I’ve got news for you. Sorry, Michigan and Florida, you are not disenfranchised by anyone but yourselves.

The voters of these states have already been heard. They were heard when they elected the clowns that tried to push their primaries before the agreed due dates. In a so-called representative democracy, the basic idea is that the representatives are the right hand of the people. In this case, the right hand of the people in Michigan and Florida choked them–kinda like Ash gets choked by his own hand in Evil Dead:

ash evil dead

Howard Dean is exactly right:

But DNC Chairman Howard Dean points out — Florida and Michigan both knew the rules and agreed to them.

“The rules were set a year and a half ago. Florida and Michigan voted for them and then decided that they didn’t need to abide by the rules. When you’re in a contest you do need to abide by the rules,” he said on “American Morning.”

Don’t cry to me. I don’t give a shit. Your elected officials messed up, and now you’re acting the national DNC is screwing you over?

Wrong.

You–the voters of these states–you screwed yourselves.

Hillary is merely pandering to this misguided sentiment that someone is stealing their votes….

-MC Spanky McGee