Save the Democratic Party, Save America
Well they're at it again. The corporate-funded, right wing of the Democratic Party (DLC, etc.) are apparently willing to destroy said party, and the country, in their zealous re-pursuit of the White House. Terry McAuliffe, campaign advisor for Hillary Clinton (and former TERRIBLE, chair of the DNC) is encouraging wealthy donors to pressure current (SUCCESSFUL) DNC chair Howard Dean into giving Florida and Michigan's delegates to Clinton. This is in spite of the fact that both Florida and Michigan first agreed to the Democratic Party rules (of letting Iowa and New Hampshire be the first primary and caucus in the nation) and then tried to back out of their promise. THIS IS BULLSHIT!
...influential fund-raisers for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton have stepped up their behind-the-scenes pressure on national party leaders to resolve the matter, with some even threatening to withhold their donations to the Democratic National Committee unless it seats the delegates from the two states or holds new primaries there.
The committee penalized Michigan and Florida for holding their primaries early in violation of national party rules, barring their delegates from being seated at the Democratic convention this summer. But with the Democratic contest now a scramble for every remaining delegate, the allocation of delegates from the two states could have a substantial impact on the nomination.
Mrs. Clinton won the primaries in both states, but the contests were not sanctioned by the party, neither candidate campaigned in the states and Mr. Obama did not even put his name on the ballot in Michigan. -Full Story Here
If these wealthy fat-cat donors of Clintons are trying to toss their weight around and manipulate the primary rules, let's stop them with our multitude of small donations. Please give whatever you can (even $5 will help stop their power-grab). Make sure to add $.01 to your donation so that Howard Dean knows that your donation is part of a grassroots rejection of this old-style, back-room, party political crap will NOT STAND any more.
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Via their website
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Thanks everyone, together we can win back our country!