Sunday, February 14, 2016

Quickies: Bold As Brass And Twice As Hard

     Don’t miss this stunning admission by DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz:

     CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Wasserman Schultz on Thursday, “Hillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 22 percentage points, the biggest victory in a contested Democratic primary there since John F. Kennedy, but it looks as though Clinton and Sanders are leaving the Granite State with the same number of delegates in their pockets because Clinton has the support of New Hampshire’s superdelegates, these party insiders. What do you tell voters who are new to the process who says[sic] this makes them feel like it’s all rigged?”

     Here’s the money quote from Wasserman-Schultz’s reply:

     “The only thing available on the ballot in a primary and a caucus is the pledged delegates— those that are tied to the candidate that they are pledged to support, and they receive a proportional number of delegates going into our convention.”

     She added, “Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists.”

     She said that right out in front of God and everybody, Gentle Reader. Yet this...person claims to represent the Democratic Party.

     (Anyone up for a quick chant of the Three Principles of Ingsoc? After all, DWS and her confreres are holding a Two Minutes Hate, in “honor” of the late Antonin Scalia.)


jim rock said...

Something about wool and eyes come to mind.

jim rock said...

Lefties setting the stage for chicanery in the republican National Convention. Every vote counts... heh

Anonymous said...

We will never know the truth... Scalia found with a 'natural causes' pillow over his head. Hitlery says Obama as a SCOTUS judge is a great idea... and as of yet she is not doing the perp walk. Sanders is an avowed National Socialist. Trump. Cruz. Rubio. Putin. Common core. Drafting women. QE.
Dear God in heaven, when do we reach 'enough'; and lock 'n load?
There's going to be a fight. Let's win.

Tim Turner said...

Fran, you know what I've noticed? The smartest people that I looked up to have either "washed their hands" of politics or closed off all thought about it.

One smart woman says, "They're all self-serving and lying so why trust any of them?"

My life-long musical partner says he wants to be and vote Democratic, but he doesn't see the Democratic party making any gains for anyone except the power brokers. (duh)

Of course, I've mentioned my dear wife. She watches MSNBC four hours a night and refuses to discuss politics. But I've NEVER heard her get animated about any politician or political view. It's as if she just accepts the let's be fair and social justice warrior point of view, because at least that stems from an honorable viewpoint.

Maybe that's as it should be. We're supposed to live our best and care for our children and loved ones. Politics - government - is supposed to help us do that, not be the primary focus.

I think what my friends have recognized is that everything is already heck in a hand basket, if government is setting the rules for people instead of vice-versa. Once we look to government for protection and rights, we've given up most of what we would fight and die for.

If we accept that government or democracy by itself is in all ways legitimate or the "best will of the people," then, sure, we'll just get quietly demoralized as we watch civilization get reduced to the lowest common denominator.

But, faced with Nazi Germany, Communist China and Russia, etc. . . . how could any one individual believe that there aren't forces inimical to the idea of freedom and "live and let live?"

My friends seem to believe that once the world got this complicated and interconnected, the individual lost his meaning or power.

My wife seems to have taken that one step further: once individuals are subordinate to the will of "all," then we HAVE to be multi-cultural, and we'll learn to live together in some kind of mush where we all are "one" and all thought and yearning and goals are subordinated to some common, CORRECT belief.

What my wife thinks is, that if she works hard, doesn't bother anybody and just knits or sews or cooks or pleases her family, she will be left alone.

I love her and think she *should* be left alone. Will she?