First, the Republican-controlled Florida legislature rejected the rules of both the GOP and DNC, holding elections earlier than permitted.
The GOP slapped their wrists, allowing only half the delegates. The DNC held firm and denied the delegates.
And lets not forget that Florida Republican Governor Crist let it happen. He could have vetoed the legislation.
Now, these same self-righteous rightwing yoyos are threatening to pass legislation that will not allow any party that does not accept primary delegates to put its candidate on the ballot in November. Who the hell do these redneck, senile fools think they are?
And Crist is going right along with this lark, playing games, trying to interfere in Democratic politics.
I hope Howard Dean will let Crist and his right wing legislature know, in no uncertain terms, that they will not have any effect upon Democratic policy, unless they choose to pay for an re-run the democratic primary election. They knew they were breaking the DNC rules and arrogantly or maliciously did it anyway.
A few years ago, in my youth, I might have told these right wing Florida rectal cavities what they could do to themselves. But I think you get the idea. Their transparent attempt to interfere with and manipulate the Democratic primary is so offensive, so stupidly obvious, it makes us realize how Floridians could have actually elected pathetic characters like Katherine Harris.
I'm glad to see Howard Dean has told them that he expects them to play by the rules. Maybe that's Dean's way of telling Crist and the Florida right wingnuts what to do with themselves.
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