You can tell Hillary is a lawyer (not that Obama ISN'T, but at least he didn't start out that way...). Now, she's claiming that pledged delegates, those awarded based on how the PUBLIC VOTED, are also up for grabs.
For the second time in three days, Sen. Hillary Clinton told reporters that the pledged delegates awarded based on vote totals in their state are not bound to abide by election results.Clinton here is a referring to a clause in the Democratic Party's election rules that states that pledged delegates "shall in all good conscience reflect the sentiments of those who elected them." Now, what this actually means is that the pledged delegates need to vote as the popular vote did. That's called "reflecting the sentiments of those who elected them." Hillary, though, is ignoring that part of the clause and is just saying they should vote however their "conscience" dictates, regardless of the popular vote.
It's an idea that has been floated by her or a campaign surrogate nearly half a dozen times this month.
"Every delegate with very few exceptions is free to make up his or her mind however they choose," Clinton told Time's Mark Halperin in an interview published Wednesday.
"We talk a lot about so-called pledged delegates, but every delegate is expected to exercise independent judgment," she said.
"And also remember that pledged delegates in most states are not pledged," she said Monday. "You know there is no requirement that anybody vote for anybody. They're just like superdelegates."
This person is REALLY trying to alienate the people she's trying to strong-arm herself into leading without regard to or respect for those same people.
Of course, while she said pledged delegates should vote as they please, thus completely ignoring the clause, she is, out of the other side of her lying mouth, claiming
The Clinton campaign has said that they had not been planning to try to actively convince the Illinois senator's pledged delegates to switch sides and would not do so in the future.Right. Because she ALWAYS tells the truth. Then, at nearly the same time,
on a conference call with reporters Tuesday, [Clinton adviser Harold] Ickes defended Clinton's Monday remarks and repeated his view that pledged delegates were free to switch their allegiance at any time.In other words, "Hey, guys and gals, you are pledged and we're not telling you how to vote, but you CAN vote for Clinton!" The hypocrisy is so thick and dense you couldn't cut through out with a chainsaw! The response from the Obama campaign? Short and to the point:
"I think what Mrs. Clinton was trying to make clear was that no delegate is required by party rules to vote for the candidate for which they're pledged," said Ickes.
"Despite repeated denials, the Clinton campaign has again admitted that they will go to any length to win," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said again Wednesday.In other words, despite saying they won't stoop low into the manure, the Clinton campaign is STILL stooping low into the manure. Unfortunately, in this case, no beautiful or sweet smelling flowers are going to sprout from this pile of BS.
The timing of the latest round of comments was not an accident, according to veteran Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf.
"It keeps them in play. It makes party players understand that they're serious, and they'll stay in the game," Sheinkopf said.
Good job, Hillary. You've once again shown the American people you are in NO way to be trusted. Ever.
And the biggest problem with her here, and you'd expect this from extreme Republican Emperor-wannabes like Bush, is that Hillary is basically saying this process is not in ANY way Democratic. Instead, it's the road to monarchy and tyranny. She is saying, by suggesting delegates DON'T vote according to the will of the people, that the people simply don't matter, in direct contrast with her "caring and loving" campaign.
What she wants is power. Pure and simple. And someone who wants it this badly absolutely does NOT deserve it.