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polarbear4

Thanks, mags! Surprising that Ellison didn’t stick with getting rid of all of them. We certainly don’t expect him to “unify” away a core position. But half and the half voting with their state—great if it gets passed..

If they have to vote with their state, why have them at all? Let the people do the voting.

From the article at naked capitalism you posted yesterday mags, i guess the answer was obvious:

NORMAN SOLOMON: Your last question first, I would say in response that Keith Ellison is in a bind and a box, really, when he lost a close election nine months ago to be chair of the Democratic National Committee to Tom Perez. Then Perez immediately invited him to be deputy chair. In that role, Ellison is supposed to be a team player, but when it comes down to these nitty gritty power issues, he’s pretty much in a hamstrung position. …

wi60

Ellison is Captain Dunsel in his current position

polarbear4

And this, from the same article:

But in point of fact, this commission both reinforces the problem and reflects the problem that in this case, I’ve rarely seen anything as frankly weird and disingenuous from an institutional standpoint from a political organization, where it’s sort of like Tom Perez, the chair of the DNC, saying in effect to the Democratic Party base, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?”

wi60

The DNC still hasn’t figured out that were not going to fall in line like the Alabama Rs will for Moore just because the DNC says so. Were pissed about 2016 and we want some Berniecrats in real positions of power within the DNC not the corporate 1% lackeys now in charge.

jcitybone

Well if they are going to vote by the results of the state, I really don’t see much of a problem anymore. The problem with Clinton’s superdelegates is that she had them in her pocket to start off with and would keep them no matter the state vote. That seems to be eliminated

polarbear4

I guess a problem could occur when the state results are questionable, like when they purged all the voters from Brooklyn, or when, as is the case right now in NY, registration closed waaaay before the election–before most people even think about it.

I’d argue the opposite, as above. If they’re voting with the state, why not get rid of them entirely?

jcitybone

If the state results are questionable, there is a problem no matter who the delegates are. I just think there are more important fights than worrying about the identity of delegates who have to vote in accordance with the state results. The problem with the Clinton superdelegates would be eliminated. No candidate would be able to amass voting support before a state actually votes. Superdelegates would likely be elected officials who probably would end up being delegates anyway
And yes the NY registration process stinks. I will be registering in NY soon now that I have moved from NJ

polarbear4

Wow. Upstate?

jcitybone

Yes. Poughkeepsie Though we have a small house in the Catskills also. Not 100% where I will register. Catskills is in Faso’s district and Poughkeepsie is in New Dem Maloney’s district whom I don’t like

polarbear4

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wi60

100% of the SD’s must go not half,the correct number is ZERO!!!!!! any number more than zero is a no fly zone PERIOD–N0 terms, conditions or compromises!!!!!

polarbear4

Foxy Sunday.

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from naked capitalism.

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