Democracy on the Left: Dems Disenfranchise Dissatisfied Democrat Voters
When you are opposed to democracy, in principle and in practice, why would you label yourself a “Democrat?” From the Weekly Standard:
After a poll released this week showed President Barack Obama only beating his Democratic primary opponent John Wolfe Jr. by seven points, 45 percent to 38 percent, in Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, state Democrats moved to practically disenfranchise Arkansas voters. “[D]elegates Wolfe might claim won’t be recognized at the national convention,” national party officials are telling state Democrats. Wolfe is being accused of not following the party rules.
“They want a coronation,” Wolfe tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. “They’re conflating [Obama] with the party. Are we supposed to call him ‘Dear Leader’? Is this some kind of North Korea thing?”
If he’s denied delegates he’s rightfully won, Wolfe says, Democrats would be effectively disenfranchising those who chose him over President Obama. And if that happens, he’ll take his own party to court.
“They took my money and put my name on the ballot,” he says. “They’re trying to make people think it’s hopeless to vote against Obama.”
Wolfe is also on the ballot for Texas’s primary on May 29
So, because the results of the primary election don’t match the Democrats’ dreams of a “coronation” the voters who disagreed should have their votes not counted? Isn’t that what elections are supposed to decide?
And this is the party that yammers and whines about voters being “disenfranchised” by Republicans and our efforts to require voters to have a valid ID? Talk about hypocrisy! Obviously, there is no one more disingenuous, and less democratic, than a Democrat.Tags: Barack Obama, election 2012