In an effort to make sure that you have a clear accurate picture of today’s Democratic Party, the party that the majority of voting Blacks are registered to, please consider the following…
Clinton delegate and Los Angeles based attorney Gloria Allred grabbed a napkin from the tables at the California delegation breakfast this morning and wore it as a gag to protest not being allowed to speak at the breakfast.
“I was not elected to be a potted plant,” Allred said through her gag, holding up DNC rules that say delegates must vote as they are elected. California has 204 delegates pledged to Hillary Clinton, versus 166 for Obama.
Clinton delegate Julie Wong of Los Gatos was handing out white wrist bands to rally solidarity at the convention tonight when Clinton speaks. Hillary supporters have a march planned for today, which coincides with the anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.
Allred said Clinton herself “doesn’t have the legal power” to tell her own delegates how to vote. “She can do it, but that doesn’t mean we have to do it,” Allred said.
I’m sorry, what is John McCain’s position on same-sex marriage and why is that your main concern come November 2008? Oh wait—you’re wealthy, white, and gay—that explains everything. Carry on.
While Michelle Obama was doing her best impression of a Stepford Wife, the Republican National Committee’s cocktail party for Hillary Clinton supporters, better known as those bitter white Clinton supporting Democrats who call themselves PUMAs (for either Party Unity My Ass or People United Means Action), was just getting started down the street.
“We may not agree on everything, But John McCain is a man of integrity, and I can’t say that about Barack Obama,” said Shannon Scholler, 53, who works for a social service referral agency.
Jessi Cleaver, a 35-year-old software tester and Clinton supporter from New York City, said it just shows how furious Clintonites are about how the Democrats and Obama handled the primary.
“You know what?” she said. “The one who should be throwing the party is Obama.”
And we call ourselves Democrats…I’m just saying.
Last but not least, John McCain’s campaign released a TV ad featuring a former Clinton delegate talking about how she’d decided to vote Republican, “a first for me.”
As I have said before, at election time, I fully expect the Republican Party to try and incite mass hysteria at the polls. What I don’t expect is for members of my own party to throw temper tantrums and put aside common sense choosing to side with the opposition just because their candidate lost.
With each day passing, I am leaning more and more towards registering as an Independent come November 5.