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.


-MC Spanky McGee