Florida delegates fully seated with one-half votes each

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    Sigh....
     
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    Frankly, as a resident of Florida, and one who has supported the Democrats over the past few elections, I don't think they should get a single vote. The Democratic Party in Florida are idiots. They were told that their delegates wouldn't get seated and they ran with the primary anyways.

    That's just one of about 4000 or so reasons why the Florida Democrats are retarded.
     
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    I'm sorry to differ with you there Toro, but you don't even know your own states Politics...

    The Republicans control the Florida Legislature by almost 2/3' s to 1/3 democratic...

    the Florida Democrats agreed with the Republicans to move their Primary date up earlier than the March Date that they had in the last Presidential race....BUT NOT before the Feb 5 th allowed date.*

    At the same time legislation that had been worked on for the last 4 years to make it mandatory that the Florida voting machines had papertrail was working its way thru congress... and ready to finally be passed in time to add the papertrail machines for the 2008 election....

    EVERY DEMOCRAT for the last 4 years has been trying to get the majority republicans to get this legislation thru congress and signed by the governor.

    The Republican Majority Legislature at the last second, stuck this mandatory to all democratic cause legislation on the papertrail in with the legislation that moved the Primary up 7 days earlier than the allowed date by the Democratic Party....

    The Democrats HAD TO VOTE YES on this legislation.....

    The DNC should have NOT EVER PUNISHED Florida Democrats in the first Place....

    is how I see it...
     
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    I agree Care, and one of the members of the committee made the same point. She called for all delegates to be seated, but the vote lost 12-15. The vote to seat delegates at one-half was passed unanimously.

    The good news is, and Ickes pointed out that Clinton had already said, they will appeal the ruling on Michigan.
     
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    well, the michigan thing was absurd, they took 600k voters and nixed how they actually voted and reallocated it in to what some thought it would have been with alot of IFS...

    JIMMINNEE CHRISTMAS!

    and then they break michigan primary rules, they allocate the undecided delegates TO obama which was AGAINST the michigan rules!!!!! they gave edwards and biden's delegates to obama too!!! sheesh, they contorted every rule in the book to twist and break the rules ENOUGH to put hillary out of the race....????

    this is disgusting
     
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    They did not HAVE to vote on this.

    They just showed how incompetent they are.

    They got played like a three-string fiddle here in Tallahassee.

    Its embarrassing. Its like watching an un-funny comedian on stage. You just wish he'd get off, but he doesn't.

    BTW, if McCain wins this state, it isn't because the Dems chose Obama and not Clinton. Its because they can't put together a half decent organization.

    The current governor is a populist all the way. Two decades ago, he'd have been a Democrat. But they're so useless, what's the point? Crist is a politician first and a Republican second. So an ambitious politician goes with the most likely winner.

    I can't believe McCain is even considering Crist.
     
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    We aren't even 3/5 citizens.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Echoes of a regretful past, reinstituted in the Democrat Party.
     
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    If you judge your citizenship on being able to elect an individual for a NON-GOVERNMENTAL POSITION in a PRIVATE PARTY, then you are a fool.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, wonder why EACH State Gvt spends millions of dollars each to run a certifiable Election...

    Private MY ASS....if it was just a private party that was only INVOLVED then why the hell do states USE OUR TAX DOLLARS for this Private Party INSTEAD of these private parties making us pay for THEIR LITTLE private party GAME....


    This ain't no PRIVATE game, this is the selection of who we choose as citizens to be our nominee for our President of the United States, and for HOW MANY STATE DELEGATES each is able to send to the CONVENTION....

    I understand that the Democratic Party and the republican party are different private parties, but THEY ARE PARTICIPATING in a GOVERNMENT PROCESS for States to LEGALLY select our President.....
     

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