A Strange Endorsement
Former Clinton Super Delegate Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) has decided to support Barack Obama. And of course this is his right as Super delegates can change their minds right up to the Convention. But I found his rationale for the switch wanting:
While I continue to greatly respect and admire Senator Clinton and feel she has made history with her campaign, I believe that Senator Obama will inevitably be our party’s nominee for President.
Um, that's it? That's your big reason for switching. Okay. But he continues, and you'll laugh at this:
I am deeply concerned about the contentious primary campaign and controversy surrounding the seating of delegates from Florida and Michigan – two states Democrats need to win in November. I will not support changing the rules in the fourth quarter of this contest through some convoluted DNC rules committee process. Yet, we must find a resolution to seat the Michigan and Florida delegates so these states’ voters are represented at the Convention. I believe we need to avoid this potentially divisive situation by uniting behind one nominee and bringing the party together immediately. Therefore, I have made the decision to support Senator Obama at the Democratic Convention in my role as a super delegate.”
(Emphasis supplied.) Um what? That has to be one of the most obutse statements I have ever read. Permit me to take it apart.
Cardoza says he will not support "changing the rules." I have to ask who asked him to? Is he referring to Barack Obama who said he wants all the Florida delegates seated? Or is Cardoza implying that the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee is not operating within the rules? In short, WTF is Cardoza talking about? Let's continue. Cardoza then says:
Yet, we must find a resolution to seat the Michigan and Florida delegates so these states’ voters are represented at the Convention.
Um, didn't you just say seating them would be "changing the rules?" Excuse me Rep. Cardoza, WTF are you talking about? Let's continue. Cardoza writes:
[W]e need to avoid this potentially divisive situation by uniting behind one nominee and bringing the party together immediately. Therefore, I have made the decision to support Senator Obama at the Democratic Convention in my role as a super delegate
Well, of course now that Dennis Cardoza has spoken, that should be the end of it no? No RBC meeting. No more controversy in Florida and Michigan. Everything will be just fine now that the Great and Powerful Dennis Cardoza has spoken. Are you effing sh**ting me?
You'll excuse me, but I despise
stupidity um, lack of intelligence. And this statement strikes me as one of the most obtuse things I have ever read in my life.
Next time, how about a one line sentence for a statement -- "I am switching my support to Senator Obama who has proven to me he would make the best President of the United States." Much better don't you think?
By Big Tent Democrat, absolutely speaking for me only
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