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NeoNote — The Democrats aren't democratic

The Democrats are not democratic. When they have eliminated superdelegates, they will have earned the designation.

I'm not Republican.

The superdelegates are not elected and they answer to no one but themselves. They were created specifically to circumvent primary voters after Humphrey was nominated in 1968. Of course, the fact that RFK was assassinated during the primary season couldn't possibly have had anything to do with the screwy nomination that year.

That's the best you can do?

I'm not going to pull a de Bergerac and tell you how to do it better.

The superdelegate thing is indicative of the whole party. Democrats and progressives are always trying to change the language, not to mention putting special qualifiers restricting who can say what, how it must be said, and under what circumstances. More importantly, it shows that the Democrat leadership doesn't think you can be trusted to make decisions. They want an override, something that pre-empts the system if things don't go their way.

What's worse, they want to expand it to everyone, Democrat or not. That's the idea behind open primaries. It's why all these Democrat ballots keep turning up at the last minute in the general elections. It's why Democrats in a close election start calling for judicial intervention. It's why Democrats file suit against ballot initiatives passed by the people by a healthy margin.

I repeat. The Democrats are not democratic.
NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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