Clinton did not object to the DNC stripping the states of their delegates when the decision was made last year. Some of her backers were on the committee that made the decision to do so and actively supported it.
"Now, when they believe it serves their political interests, they're trying to rewrite the rules," Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said in a call with reporters.—The Associated Press
The Sunday news shows were all a blazed with the prospect that Democrats would destroy Party unity over a fight for delegates who “don’t count for anything.”
That after all is how Sen. Clinton described Florida’s and Michigan’s delegates when she was campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire according to Sen. Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe. But now that there’s a very real possibility that Democrats are headed toward a brokered Convention meaning that neither Sen. Hillary Clinton nor Sen. Barack Obama will have the 2,025 delegates needed to secure the Democrat nomination before the convention we have a rare opportunity to see the open and exposed machinations of Democrat operatives without Democrats being able to blame Republicans for Democrat’s usual dirty play because this is purely a Democrat fight.
Democrat primary rules were established and agree to by all Democrat officials that no state could hold their Democratic primaries prior to February 5 without being granted a special waiver.
But in complete defiance of those rules Democrats in the states of Florida and Michigan decided to flout the Democratic National Committees rules and hold their primaries before the February 5 date.
As a result the DNC, both Clinton’s and Obama’s campaigns and Democrat elders all agreed that Florida and Michigan would be stripped of their delegates and neither Florida or Michigan’s delegates would be seated at the Democratic convention. That was the rule. Senator Clinton had people on the rules committee that made this decision.
But now that it seem to benefit Senator Clinton’s campaign to have Florida and Michigan’s delegates counted the Clinton campaign has threaten to sue to have the delegates seated in addition the Clinton campaign is working behind the scenes to break the rules that they supported without prejudice just months before.
"The Clinton campaign just said they have two options for trying to win the nomination - attempt to have superdelegates overturn the will of the Democratic voters or change the rules they agreed to at the 11th hour in order to seat nonexistent delegates from Florida and Michigan," said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.(See here)
"The Clinton campaign should focus on winning pledged delegates as a result of elections, not these say-or-do-anything-to-win tactics that could undermine Democrats' ability to win the general election."
Again Sen. Clinton’s backers were on the DNC rule committee that made the decision to strip Florida and Michigan of their delegates and her backers actively supported the decision. Nevertheless, here’s Senator Clinton denying that she ever agreed to strip the two states of their delegates. (See below)
What happened to the rules? Change happened to the rules, the same kind of change that Democrats are promising to bring to America. It’s the very change that Democrats are invoking with intent to the rules in the United States if they are ever elected to the Presidency.
Though Sen. Clinton claims that she never agreed to strip Florida and Michigan of their delegate, she only agreed not to campaign in either state. Yet she did go to Florida and she did campaign.
As reported by Mike Glover of the associated press. Only Senator Clinton believes that she agree not to openly campaign in Florida so she held a closed rally/fundraiser instead. Some are suggesting that she winked or skated close the edge of the agreement not to campaign in Florida, on the other hand I see this as yet again a Democrat’s refusal to keep their word and abide by rules.
That‘s what the Democrat message of change is all about. Regardless of what the rules are and regardless of if they are beneficial to the greater public weal rules can and will be changed at the whelm of an oligarchy of Fascist Liberal Democrats if they are elected in November.
You may not find that terribly troubling because you believe in change but there is still the other half of the country that believes that rules are rules, heritage is heritage and American culture is American culture and these things should be honored and preserved not dismantled and destroyed for the sake of the Socialist idealists who make up the Democrat Party.
Furthermore, it’s Sen. Hillary Clinton behind this sudden confuse about the rules and whether or not the rules should be changed at the last minute. Reminiscent of Al Gore’s 2000 decision to withdraw his concession to then former Governor George Bush consequently Gore’s actions threw this country into the partisan war which we find ourselves today.
The DNC rules stipulate that states that have not been granted a special waiver must schedule presidential nominating contests after Feb. 5. Florida and Michigan Democrats chose to violate and openly defy DNC rules.
"While we may not like the rules, if we don't respect the rules, then we are going to have chaos," said committee member Yvonne Gates of Nevada.
It is reported that Sen. Obama said that he played by the rules, and the rules should be honored.
A look at how Democrats deal with this issue will give one a sense of how Democrats would run the Country. And it’s not looking so good for America.