Sunday, March 09, 2008

How to Fix the Florida/Michigan Delegate Mess....





With Residents Like These Two, Maybe We Shouldn't Let Them Count.........

I'm back in Hilton Head now, although I'm wondering where Matt is. Now word from him in Daytona, and I can't get him on the phone.. Anyway, listening to POTUS '08 for three hours, I got to listen to the roundup from all the Sunday AM talk shows. A major topic of them was what the DNC should do about the delegates from Florida and Michigan. The delegates were stripped from both states for having primaries before Feb. 5th, and like most Democrats, they can't live with the decision made. Basically , the two states want do-overs. Depending on which candidate they support, everyone is throwing his/her two cents into the fray. Since we here at SC6 don't have a dog in the fight, we'll give our own objective opinion....

But first, we need to give kudos to today's Washington Idiot of the Week - Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL). On Fox today, she had the balls to accuse the GOP of causing the problem with the primary because the GOP runs the majority of the Florida House. Brit Hume, right on top of it asked who introduced the bill, and how many Democrats voted against it... The answers are a Democrat and None. Wasserman-Schultz, who's name is damn long, my hands are starting to cramp just typing it, said "Well, that's because it included a part of the bill that guaranteed a paper receipt, and no one was going to vote against a bill that had that on it." Let me get this straight.... They voted for getting a receipt to show their vote counted in exchange for GUARANTEEING that their vote won't count? Nice try, you stupid yenta..... Go back to DC, and get those frigging cotton balls out of your mouth...

Here are a few of the option mentioned:

Do Over.

Ok, who pays for this? Michigan is broke and the DNC and both campaigns seem unwilling to flip the bill. Who gets to vote this time? Everyone, or just the people from the Primary? Way too expensive a deal, and by the time it gets set, all the Snowbirds will be back up North. Besides, the Florida primary was pretty much legitimate. Over 3.6 million people voted. No good.

Mail In Ballots.

This is a great Banana Republic idea, so we might as well have it in Cuba or Guatemala... Again, do all the voters get ballots? What if you moved? Also, the fraud would be unbelieveable. They send six ballots to the house, including your dead Aunt Alice, and all you have to do is mail all of them in. Then again, it does seem like the Democratic Way..

Firehouse Caucuses.

To save money, all voters would go to the nearest Firehouse Subs restaurant and vote .... Kidding ! They would have only about 150 caucus locations - and we know how great caucuses are - and vote a winner. I'll take a wild stab at this one, but I'll say the Obama Team came up with this one. Nice try...

Our Solution.

Since the DNC won't have enough balls to stick with their original decision - or risk pissing off the 4th and 8th most populous states in the country - something has to be done. Here's out two cents...

Florida's primary, with the exception that candidates couldn't visit there, was legitimate. In fact, maybe that's how they ought to do it. Watch TV, decide who you like on the issues, and go vote. Yes, Hillary Clinton would get 37 more delegates than Obama, but hell, she won, didn't she? It's not worth the expense or headache to run another primary.

And what about Michigan? Well, that's another story. When there is only one candidate on the ballot, those results can't count - unless you live in Russia or Venezuela. Something has to be done here. A 50/50 split isn't really fair, because the delegates are forced into voting a certain way. Here is my solution: make the Michigan delegates like Superdelegates, and let them vote how they want at the convention. they're chosen by their own party, so it's seems fair that they'll vote as the state would vote. There's almost no time, and definitely no money in Michigan to have another election. Sure, there could be some 'incentivising' for them to vote a certain way, but tell me the Superdelegates don't do the same thing. In short, I say if you want to have the stupidity of superdelegates, then go all the way with it.

If you have other solutions, chime 'em in...

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8 comments:

lake marion moye said...

i dont care

west_rhino said...

How about a Texas Chainsaw match in the rasslin ring, no substitution (Barack vs Hillary, mano a mano), no disqualification, last one standing wins... wouldn't go over well (publically) with the protective details, but it would offer one option that could cover the cost of re-running the primaries in Michigan and Florida, hanging chads and all.

Debbie W-S did get bitch slapped for all of her cheap shot at the GOP, though the amendment to the bill that moved the primary back was indeed introduced by one of her fellow Dims... then she started behaving like a Hillary clone caught in a cross examination without the coaching that she has no recollection of how the Rose law firm billing records, now tampered with, showed up in the personal quaters in teh White House.

It would seem though that a POTUS Hillary might see the return of the White House silverware.

west_rhino said...

How about a Texas Chainsaw match in the rasslin ring, no substitution (Barack vs Hillary, mano a mano), no disqualification, last one standing wins... wouldn't go over well (publically) with the protective details, but it would offer one option that could cover the cost of re-running the primaries in Michigan and Florida, hanging chads and all.

Debbie W-S did get bitch slapped for all of her cheap shot at the GOP, though the amendment to the bill that moved the primary back was indeed introduced by one of her fellow Dims... then she started behaving like a Hillary clone caught in a cross examination without the coaching that she has no recollection of how the Rose law firm billing records, now tampered with, showed up in the personal quaters in teh White House.

It would seem though that a POTUS Hillary might see the return of the White House silverware.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Grady in Hartsville could referee the match...

bobby said...

Florida sucks...and Michigan sucks big fat cow teets from Florida cows!!!

M-iserable
I-nsane
C-razy
H-ell
I-mpaired
G-unshots
A-holes
N-uts

brazoria county texas said...

bobby must not like michigan

Mike Reino said...

Not everyone in Michigan, Moye - just one person in particular..

Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston Moye said...

I know what you talking about now Mike and Bobby.