Just finished reading a diary by Kloris about Harold Ickes using "hijacked" to describe the Clinton campaigns quibble over four delegates was completely inappropriate.
In case Ickes forgot, which is impossible with CommanderGuy TM in the White House, those four planes on Sept. 11 were all hijacked. The difference is that Ickes used hyperbole to express mock indignation and in doing so offended millions of Americans.
Ickes is a certified douchebag for daring to compare his candidate's situation to Sept. 11.
I take it personally, you see because a close family friend was killed when one of those "hijacked" planes crashed into the Twin Towers.
The only thing Hillary Clinton has lost is her dignity. She wasn't going to win anyway, despite the numbers from the pollsters, because as Mike Dukakis and John Kerry could tell you, the real election is actually held in November.
So far Clinton "supporters" have compared the FL/MI situation to slavery, the Holocaust, a Zimbabwean election, and the 2000 recount. Each of those is offensive in using dramatic bullshit to express outrage concerning a position that Hillary Clinton had agreed to last year and said to NHPR that the Michigan vote was "meaningless" is ridiculous.
Moreover, Bill Clinton, said two months ago that the Michigan delegates should be split.
That the race to the nomination was that close is a testament to the hardball skills of the Clintons and their "supporters. Yet at the same time, the behavior of the Clintons and their "supporters" alienated millions of Democratic voters and helped push them into the Obama camp.
Why quibble over four delegates anyway? This is an argument that the Clintons simply can't win. The delegates have been allocated. It was a decision worthy of King Solomon, but it was also the correct one.
I hate to point to the Republican Party as a voice of reason and fairness, but the RNC decided to punish both Michigan and Florida by stripping them of half their delegates for cutting in front of other states. That was a reasonable decision and therefore so was the decision yesterday by the Democratic Party's RBC.
The anger Clinton supporters should be directed at party officials from Michigan and Florida for supporting the move. Florida Democrats will claim that they voted (overwhelmingly) to move up the primary because it was part of a comprehensive election reform bill that created a paper trail from electronic voting machines. That maybe so, but whether it was an omnibus bill or not is irrelevant because they DID vote to move up the primary.
Michigan has tried for several elections to move up its primary date and the irony is that had the primary been on Super Tuesday, Hillary would probably have had a 10-15 point win.
IMO, HRC had no intention of following the agreement her campaign signed last year. Michigan was an ace in the hole so to speak and once every other candidate removed their names from the ballot, she could bank those delegates if she were ahead or use them to cut the deficit as was the case.
This has NEVER been about disenfranchised voters because millions more would have voted in both states had they been anything more than a "beauty contest." Don't the votes of those citizens matter too?
Apparently not to Harold Ickes and the Clinton campaign. Shame on them.