Anger Management III
The man is absolutely disconnected from the reality of the situation: Obama: Florida, Michigan are Clinton’s ‘last slender hope’
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama accused Sen. Hillary Clinton of stoking anger in Florida and Michigan over the Democratic Party’s decision not to recognize the states’ primary votes.
“They weren’t stirring it up when they didn’t need the delegates,” he said. “Let’s not sort of pretend that we don’t know what’s going on. This is, from their perspective, their last slender hope to make arguments about how they can win.”
I can’t speak for Michigan, but we damn sure don’t need Hillary Clinton to be pissed off about what the Democratic Party did to us in Florida. She isn’t stirring anything up – she’s has recognized the reality.
As Al Gore’s campaign manager in 2000, you would have thought that Donna Brazile would understand the effect of disenfranchising Florida, again, but showing the political acumen of Niccolò Machiavelli, who died in 1527, she apparently felt that she had to punish the voters for the decision of the Supreme Court that robbed her of a win worth major bucks to her consulting firm.
The Obama campaign has been just as brain dead, stalling every effort to resolve the issue.
For years the Democratic Party has used Florida as a bank. They hold fund raisers just down the road from me and raise 6 and 7 figure amounts, but the local Democratic candidate for Congress can’t raise more than the low 4 figures and the state party has had more debts than cash for a decade.
When the big money donors got ticked off this year, and refused to give any more to the party unless Florida’s delegation was seated at the convention, the story was about the Clinton supporters in the group, not the fact that the Florida Democrats were angry about the treatment they had received.
All of the Democrats I know voted for Edwards, and we are all angry about what happened. The Republicans did it to us in 2000, and the DNC did it to us this year. We don’t need anyone “stirring it up”, and we damn sure don’t need Obama patronizing us – no vote in Denver; no vote in November.