Sunday, August 3, 2008

Florida Democratic Party as big a sham as Obama

I just got this email from the head nitwit of the Florida Democratic Party:
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Dear Florida Democrats, Today is a proud day for all of us who fought so hard to ensure Floridians votes are fully counted. Just minutes ago, Sen. Barack Obama sent a letter to the DNC credentials committee urging them to restore the full vote of the Michigan and Florida Delegations, proving his commitment to uniting the party and ending the uncertainty surrounding the process. With Florida's economy in recession for the first time in 16 years, our state leading the nation in job loss, and we are number two in foreclosures, Floridians in every corner of our state are excited to elect Barack Obama and other Democrats this fall to bring change to Washington and Florida. The people of Florida know Barack Obama and other Democrats will rebuild our economy, create good jobs, and lower gas prices and homeowners insurance rates. I want to thank Barack Obama, the Florida Congressional Delegation, the Democrats in our Legislature, and voters across Florida for fighting to have our votes count. This is a proud day for all of us. Sincerely, Karen Thurman Congresswoman Karen L. Thurman Chair, Florida Democratic Party
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Proving his commitment to uniting the party and ending the uncertainty surrounding the
process?? Commitment to what? Manipulation? Our votes did not count! If they had, he wouldn't even be the nominee today. There's no uncertainty about that.
Floridians in every corner of our state are excited to elect Obama?? Ms. Thurman, you do not speak for this Floridian. The people of Florida know that he and other Democrats will rebuild our economy, create good jobs, and lower gas prices and homeowners insurance rates?? And I guess he'll walk on water too. It's people like Ms. Thurman who provided fodder for that RNC, "The One" ad.
What he will do is get in the Oval Office and use the Bush Administration's eight years of mucking things up as cover for him being an ineffective president. Then he'll say the mess was so bad, he needs four more years to get it right - all while the poor get poorer and the rich get richer.
These politicians just kill me. Seems all the Florida Dems were ever interested in was going to the "Big Party" in Denver.

12 comments:

The Fabulous Kitty Glendower said...

I’m not ignoring your previous post. It has so much meat I don’t know where to begin. When I first read it Saturday night, I had to lay down for a minute and ended up falling asleep. As I think I said earlier, I am doing a lot of renewed self-reflecting and I am learning that I need, NEED degrees of separation. I don’t know what happened to the days that I could just take everything head on. I got to snap out of it.

Deb said...

Hey Fabulous! Take your time, I just needed to get some of that off my damn chest, but do let's talk about it. I'd be interested in your take on it all.

We all need degrees of separation Kitty, me included. There are days when I have to just step the hell back, even crawl into my hole (You know that!!!) and just be. And then there are sometimes, I just get so sick of the bullshit floating around and I have to say, "Whoa! Stop the damn madness!"

Whenever you snap out of it, I'm here.

The Fabulous Kitty Glendower said...

For some reason the beginning of my comment did not post. Here it is:

These politicians just kill me. Seems all the Florida Dems were ever interested in was going to the "Big Party" in Denver.

I know right. They act like people were just pissed as if the invitation “was lost in the mail.” And now that a new invitation has been sent out, all is well. Whatever.

SUGAR said...

"Just minutes ago, Sen. Barack Obama sent a letter to the DNC credentials committee urging them to restore the full vote of the Michigan and Florida Delegations, proving his commitment to uniting the party and ending the uncertainty surrounding the process."

Man, oh man. I don't know if they think that we Democrats are that stupid or that forgetful. I don't even live in Florida and I'm offended.

Deb said...

Kitty...That's exactly it!!! I read this thing and I said, "They really don't give a shit. None of them!" I bet Fannie Lou Hamer's turning over in her grave!

Deb said...

Sugar...I don't think it's either, they just don't care. Florida and Michigan voters were just collateral damage on their little march to the "Big Party." And he has the nerve to throw it inour faces. You were right, he's beyond shame.

sonya said...

Deb, I knew he was gonna do this, but I still had to shake my head. It's amazing that Obama and his minions either can't or refuse to see that this reveals how flawed his character is. Count the delegates when they don't count. Please. He is foul.

Deb said...

Sonya...I did too, but as I say in my May 23rd post, "Mr. Obama Comes to Florida:"

Blocking our 1.7 million votes because the majority weren't cast for him may be a great political strategy in the eyes of those to whom strategy matters. But strategy doesn't matter to me -democracy does. I think primaries are the one, real chance for citizens to have their say about whom they want to represent them in the general election. As far as he's concerned, our say doesn't matter.

This Herculean effort by him and his "crew" has been, and continues to be, nothing more than giving this Pied Piper time to hoodwink and bamboozle his way to a tainted nomination (I have got to find that blog I read the other day with the 48-star Old Glory and see if I can borrow it for my sidebar!) Magnanimously seating our delegates at the convention once the DNC gives him the nomination (yes I said it!) is no consolation for not counting our votes - as they stand. As a Black woman, there's surely nothing there of which to be proud. I expected better.


My husband and I were talking back then and he asked, "Why did you expect better?"

I told him, "When I was growing up and we were integrated, more in word than deed, we'd hear shit on the news about mass murderers (Ted Bundy comes to mind) or these crooked-ass politicians pulling any and everything to keep our voices silenced and us in our place - but we expected that kind of shit from ya'll! It never crossed our minds Black people would be doing crazy shit like that to each other. Hell, we might not have had shit, be we had standards!"

Now, we have the damn DC Sniper (Wayne Williams is still a little iffy if you watch A&E) and Barack Obama! As bad as it's gotten though, I just can't seem to stop expecting better.

SUGAR said...

"When I was growing up and we were integrated, more in word than deed, we'd hear shit on the news about mass murderers (Ted Bundy comes to mind) or these crooked-ass politicians pulling any and everything to keep our voices silenced and us in our place - but we expected that kind of shit from ya'll! It never crossed our minds Black people would be doing crazy shit like that to each other. Hell, we might not have had shit, be we had standards!"

Deb, that's been EXACTLY my main point of contention with him for months now!!!!!!!!!!!

A few months ago, when I was still trying to talk some sense into my very well educated friends and such, they would always say, "Well, he's not doing what the rest of them haven't done," and I'd say, "But, we don't do this shit! Why is it okay for us to do it when we didn't like it when they've done it to us?!"

I'm sure I've written a rant-filled post or 10 to that tune. They (posts) are all starting to blend together in my mind at this point. smdh The really, really sad thing about the way Obama is using these tactics is that he's not deploying them on the folks who have done the same things to us back in the day, he's deploying them...ON US! UNacceptable!!!!

I too expect better Deb and I won't stop expecting it either...

Deb said...

Sugar...You said, "Deb, that's been EXACTLY my main point of contention with him for months now!!!!!!!!!!!"

See!!! Finding common ground, common beliefs upon which to build something better is easy as long as we keep the dialogue going. :-)

You said, "Well, he's not doing what the rest of them haven't done," and I'd say, "But, we don't do this shit! Why is it okay for us to do it when we didn't like it when they've done it to us?!"

Again, we're EXACTLY on the same page! See my 6/26, "Because So-and-So did it" at

http://lets-be-clear.blogspot.com/search/label/Rep.%20James%20Clyburn

and my 2/20, "Florida and Michigan Disenfranchisement, Superdelegates - What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander" at

http://lets-be-clear.blogspot.com/2008/02/florida-and-michigan-disenfranchisement.html

You said, "The really, really sad thing about the way Obama is using these tactics is that he's not deploying them on the folks who have done the same things to us back in the day, he's deploying them...ON US!"

Sister-girl we're on a roll today! :-) You're absolutely right that is the saddest thing of all. Bear with me here, I'm still looking at that in two ways right now, trying to get a better grasp as it relates to our whole picture. First, though he’s half white, he’s been heretofore seen as “only” Black (and I believe he’s got more than a few issues with that).

And if you agree, as I do, with bell hooks who says, “Blacks have a deep fear of white supremacist terrorism” (firmly rooted, I believe, in the trauma of our PTSD), then who’s been historically the easier, safer targets, the least likely to stand up for themselves to forms of shaming, blaming, manipulating oppression? Black folks! The knowledge that whites don’t give a damn about our communities pretty much guarantees little, if any, wholesale terroristic retaliation (unless of course all eyes are on gentrification). You don’t see him using this shit on white folks! Why??

Now the other way I see it is because he’s half-white and was culturally-reared as such, with no interaction with Blacks during his formative years to speak of early on, his mentality IS their mentality, which takes us right back to the PTSD - but on the giving end (that pesky melanin, however complicates things a little).

This could all be bullshit Sugar. and as I said before, I’m no shrink - but I just don’t think so. All the reasons we and others have been giving for the state of Blacks in America have been seriously flawed and hence, ineffective in changing anything. This train of thought, explored by so few in our country, Black or white, offers another way to look at cause and effect, but more importantly – a way to start fixing what’s broken.

SUGAR said...

"First, though he’s half white, he’s been heretofore seen as “only” Black (and I believe he’s got more than a few issues with that)."

Yes. I think so too. I just wonder whether he wishes he was more of a "Soul Brother" or more of a "Buttoned Up White Guy"? Maybe he struggles with that still...

Deb said...

I vote for - "struggles with that still..." But the longer this goes on and the closer he gets to that big seat, I think he'll choose neither, but instead, embrace the "sui generis" label white America has so quickly stamped on him in their attempts to distance him from the typical Black man image of an Al or Jesse (always whining about Black issues) thereby justifying their support for him in this presidential contest.

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