Texas caucus.

March 5th, 2008

“Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.”

Hah, looks like things went just as smoothly for Texas Democrats.


One Response to “Texas caucus.”

  1. chasch on March 7, 2008 12:32 pm

    It looks like the United States is a Two Party country. When primaries, conventions and caucauses are held for a private organization (Democrats or Republicans) with some public money going to help out these associations, the news media doesn’t separate the distinction between a primary election subject to Laws of the State, and these “primaries” which are subject to the rules of the political parties (and their state organizations).
    Think of it as nominating and voting for your new HOA president, except instead of 6 people from a community of 600 residences – now we have a club looking for a nomination composed of 72 million registered club members, with groups in 50 States, some territories, and even the ex-pat group. Each of these organizations of the whole now have their own rules, not Laws, but rules of a “club.”
    When a person in this club competing for the club’s nomination starts talking about legal challenges to a club’s rule, I wonder if they know the difference between a ‘rule’ and a ‘Law.’ If they don’t like that Florida and Michigan lost the ability to send delegates because they broke the party’s rules, and now they want a Court of Law to mediate your crappy nomination process. What Law was broken? If you can find a Law, great! If not, remember you were a member of this dopey clique that told you the rules, and now you want to go outside of this group and say ‘It’s just not fair!’ and find someone to listen to you.
    Work it out yourselves is mostly what your monumental waste of court time would result in.

    And remember, your pledged delegates can vote for anyone they want.
    http://www.slate.com/id/2183751/

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