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The DNC is just a show

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by ajg1959, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. ajg1959

    ajg1959 New Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080826/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_convention_rdp

    The DNC is putting up quite a show to try to bring the party back together. There will be a staged/fake roll call for the nomination with Hillary on the ballot. The article says that some states will be "allowed" to cast some votes for Hillary at first. There are two ways this could play out. First, Hillary would suddenly stop the vote in the middle of the process and declare dramatically that she concedes and Obama should be the candidate. Second, they would only allow a few states to cast a few symbolic votes for Hillary, then the rest would only vote for Obama, and they would save the New York vote for last, at which time Hillary herself would speak for the New York delegates and cast all of their votes for Obama.

    This is pure Hollywood drama, designed to invoke a false sense of unity and emotion. I would like to think that most Americans were smart enough to see through the manipulation and trickery, but I am afraid they are not.

    This is a crying shame.

    AJ
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    I am grateful that the RNC will hold a meaningful, substantial, dignified, and serious convention without any showiness.

    I am also glad that this is the first convention in history to manipulate the roll call to give a state the privilege of putting a candidate 'over the top.'

    The Republicans would never stoop to such a despicable level of showiness with all of the Hollywood glitz and glamour.

    Thank you for exposing this sham.
     
  3. ajg1959

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    Hey? When its the Republicans turn I will be just as critical.

    I am amazed every election year at how goofy and ridiculous our elected officials and our delegates that are supposed to "represent" us act.

    Its like they left their intelligence and their dignity at home.

    The conventions are a joke.
    AJ
     
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    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Yup.

    And we have a minor 19th century third party to thank for them.

    Brownie points if you know without looking.
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Have the democrats invited any pro lifers to speak at the convention, yet.

    Just wondering. :confused:
     
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    The conventions, both parties, used to be much more interesting and fun ... back when the candidate was not already sealed and delivered before the convention. I used to think the "smoke filled room" was a bad way to select a candidate. But seeing what we have had since the primary system has come in has made me reconsider. The old "smoke filled room" system is looking better and better all the time.
     
  7. ajg1959

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    Hmmmm...Whig?
     
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    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Hmm - I'll give you 1/2 credit for that one. Some of them were later Whigs.

    I think they were the first "Third Party."

    Remember everyone no looking :).
     
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    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so the thread stays on topic :)

    It was the Anti-Masonic Party in 1832.
    It is a sad mind that remembers that kind of trivia ;) .
     
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    Sure you will. :rolleyes:
     
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