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Very Serious Political Thought of the Evening

Posted by pocochina on February 10, 2008

The arcane and questionably democratic practice of privileging Iowa, NH, and SC, and therefore of disenfranchising voters who live in states which try to change the status quo, is totally fair and must not be questioned.

The arcane and questionably democratic practice of caucusing, which makes voting particularly difficult for people who are older, have children to care for, or who are working class, is totally fair and must not be questioned.

The arcane and questionably democratic practice of granting votes to superdelegates, however, is STEALING THE ELECTION OMG.*

In no way is anyone’s judgment of the relative democratic merits of any of these practices influenced by the fact that caucuses and delegate-stripping benefit Barack Obama, while counting the superdelegates benefits Hillary Clinton.  Repeat, there is NO CONNECTION, and those who allege there is, are simply against HOPE and are probably partisan Washington politicians.  Who eat babies.  Obviously.

*ETA:  Apparently, even if superdelegates were forced to vote the same way their states voted, based on pre-Potomac counts, Hillary still wins.  So it looks like the Will of the People isn’t being subverted in her favor at all.

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