Black People : Another stolen election, this time at the hands of the Democrats?

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  1. Thuso

    Thuso Member MEMBER

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    Dear Friends,

    Some leaders in the Democratic Party are playing with fire. They think
    that they can betray the will of millions of voters--and choose Hillary
    Clinton as the nominee, regardless of whether or not she is the choice
    of the voters. We can't let this happen. It would be the largest
    disenfranchisement in modern history, and it would mean the Democratic
    Party giving their stamp of approval to a clear and consistent pattern
    of race-baiting by the Clinton campaign.

    If we make our voices heard, we can stop it. Please join us in signing
    an open letter to leaders in the Democratic Party -- DNC Chair Howard
    Dean, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry
    Reid, and all super delegates -- demanding that they reject an outcome
    that involves trampling voting rights and legitimizing the politics of
    division and fear:

    http://www.colorofchange.org/dems/?id=1762-144337

    By the time the last vote is cast on June 3rd under the rules of the
    Democratic Party, it's unlikely Hillary Clinton will beat Barack Obama
    among voters. But there's a chance that super delegates will hand
    Clinton the nomination anyway.

    This would be a shocking attack on democracy, and it would destroy the
    Democratic Party's credibility on protecting the right to vote. Black
    people have a long history of fighting against voter suppression, and
    now the Democratic Party will be the enemy in that fight. As bad as
    that would be, there's another reason that a coup by party insiders
    would threaten racial progress.

    Senator Clinton's plan to have super delegates hand her the nomination
    doesn't make sense without a parallel strategy -- she has to stoke
    enough division and race-based fear among Democratic voters to
    convince super delegates that white voters will not vote for Senator
    Obama in the general election. One of Clinton's key arguments to
    Super delegates is that America won't elect a Black man, and therefore
    she's the better choice for Democrats to beat John McCain. While
    she makes that argument in private to super delegates, in public
    Clinton's campaign and her surrogates are doing everything they can to
    damage Barack Obama by ginning up fear and division and playing to the
    worst instincts of our society. It's an insult to Black people and
    all Americans, Obama and Clinton supporters alike.

    The pattern has been clear and consistent to some party leaders. Last
    week, according to the Washington Post, James Clyburn -- who as House
    Majority Whip remains neutral and is the highest ranking Black member
    of Congress -- accused the Clintons of marginalizing Black voters.
    Referring to this strategy in another interview, Clyburn said that
    "Nothing in this campaign has been by accident."

    Congressman Clyburn warned that "black people are incensed" over the
    divisiveness of the Clinton strategy and that it threatens an
    irreparable breach between Black people and the Democratic Party.
    He's right. And if super delegates hand Clinton a victory despite her
    defeat among voters, they will be condoning and rewarding that
    strategy.

    Some party leaders have expressed strong concern about super delegates
    overruling voters. But as a whole, super delegates have not made it
    clear that they will respect the will of voters. Today, we want to
    send a clear, unequivocal message to super delegates and other party
    leaders: Reject the idea that the nomination can be won with a
    strategy that preys on racism, sows division, and disenfranchises
    millions of voters.

    Please join us:

    http://www.colorofchange.org/dems/?id=1762-144337

    Thanks.

    Thuso
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  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    billary will not steal the nomination......exhale
     
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