Obama – A nomination that money can buy.
Posted August 19, 2008on:
Super-delegates took money, and endorsed a candidate that lost in their district. They took money, and endorsed a candidate that lost their state big!
They endorsed Obama eventhough Hillary won their district and their state!
Money can buy everything, even happiness. At the very least it will buy you a shrink or a monk who will tell you that you are already happy and don’t know it or, that happiness is just money well-spent or, that there is really no such thing as happiness! But will money buy you presidency of the USA?
Well, it looks like money will at least buy you a nomination. For in politics as in real life, there is no shortage of whores. And to the true whores I mean no disrespect for, were they to be a caste unto themselves, I would place them slightly above trust-fund billionnaires or draft-dodging chickenhawks. May be some whores are even higher than some non-learned Brahmins! After all, since the dawn of civilization female whores have collectively been the mothers-superlative to all real mothers everywhere, being in truth the habitual last source of succor to the little boy inside every grown up male….. Well enough of this rant about the sanctity of the much maligned profession of prostitution. Back to the important topic of buying politicians in advance of the coming nominating convention.
This topic came up once before, brought to us by the same due, GeekLove & Lynette Long. See here.
Dr. Lynette Long has been the champion workhorse doing the research in this obscure and dull subject. She has been methodically following the money flowing from the PACs of Obama, Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn and others. Money flowed to superdelegates like wine and honey in a tale from Arabian Nights! This has been documented widely across the blogs and picturized by GeekLove before and discussed here once before.
Dr. Long recently launched another effort on the web based on her research into the way the democratic caucuses were held this past winter. Caucus Analysis is a breathtaking initiative and worthy of every democratic and Democratic minded person in the land. Brief excerpts:
After studying the procedures and results from all fourteen caucus states, interviewing dozens of witnesses, and reviewing hundreds of personal stories, my conclusion is that the Obama campaign willfully and intentionally defrauded the American public by systematically undermining the caucus process. [sic]
I also hope it gives pause to those Democrats who believe that Barack Obama is the rightful nominee and that Hillary supporters should just “get over it.” I have been a Democrat my entire life, but I will not support the Democratic Party at the cost of democracy.
Some examples are stunning in their clarity and glaring stakness, Dr. Long again:
No one doubts the accuracy of the almost three million Texas voters who voted in the primary that selected Hillary Clinton as their choice for the Democratic nominee— but then why wouldn’t the caucus voters, a sample of the primary voters, make the same selection? [sic]
On February 9, Washington State caucused to determine the distribution of the pledged delegates. Obama won 21,629 to 9,992 votes or 68% to 31% and received 53 of the 78 pledged delegates. Ten days later Washington State had a primary election in which no delegates were awarded yet 669,856 people chose to vote in this beauty contest. Obama won this contest by 51% (354,112 votes) to 46% (315,744 votes). How could Obama win by 37 points in a caucus and only 5 points in the primary, a 32-point difference? [sic]
Nebraska also had a caucus and a primary. The February 5 caucus, in which 36,571 people participated, yielded very different results than the May 13 primary in which 89,921 voters privately cast their preference for the Democratic Nominee. Obama won the caucus by 36 points, 68%-32%, but the primary by only two points, 49%-47%. There was a 34 point difference between the two results. As a result of the Nebraska caucus and primary, Obama got 16 delegates, Clinton got 8. The caucus counted, the primary didn’t. [sic]
And to conclude, a final coup de grace:
The caucus factor is a real statistical event which inflated Obama’s lead over Clinton and misrepresented the will of the people. [sic] The Democrats have let the Red States like Wyoming, Nebraska, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, North Dakota, Colorado and Nevada and the Southern States like North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana and the pick their nominee. Not a great coalition for the fall.
It’s my emphasis in that last bit. I can’t go on with this post, it’s just too nauseating. Please go to youtube to vote, favorite and comment on the video. Be sure to visit CaucusAnalysis. God Bless America!