It seems to me a strange thing, mystifying, that the Democratic Party’s incumbent president, who has extended & expanded every odious bush administration policy, has betrayed every liberal principle, has broken every campaign promise, is in brazen contempt of the Constitution and several Federal laws, and has now unilaterally offered to cut Social Security, will be running unopposed in the 2012 primary.
Yes, he entered office inexperienced, but that’s because the king-makers ignored the will of the majority of voters in 2012 to pick a neophyte and incorrigible loafer, a con man selling rainbows and unicorns.
Yes, he’s faced tough opposition from Republicans. But hey, they are the “opposition” party after all. And he has only himself to blame for stinking up the joint so bad in his first two years that it cost the Dems the House in the mid-terms.
Even if his administration had in any way resembled a Democratic one, your incumbent is embarrassingly down in the polls vs. a generic GOP candidate, has sunk to 39% in pivotal Florida, and has shown no wherewithal to to turn thing around in the next 18 months. The fat lady is already clearing her throat.
Change Horses Before You Get Bucked Off
Surely, many Democrats, while gravely disappointed in their hopeless-changeless incumbent, are still fearful of ‘changing horses midstream’ or weakening party unity with a primary fight. But it’s a wives’ tale that strong primary challenges weaken the incumbent. The reverse is true: weak incumbents attract strong primary challenges. In barry, the Dems easily have the weakest incumbent in American history. Nobody — I mean nobody — likes him! Not to mention that he’s not really a Democrat, rather a moderate Republican / corporatist whore.
So where are the all the vultures? The usual suspects have all declared themselves not interested. Dennis Kucinich, that quadrennial protest candidate, is confining his protests to the sidelines this time. Hillary swears she’s done with politics. Feingold insists he’s not interested. Every other potential challenger is laying low, protecting their careers’ futures.
Honestly, it’s not hard to see why. Barry and his droogs fight dirty and nasty. The first challenger to toss their hat into the ring would be skewered, roasted, drawn and quartered before that hat hit the ground. It would be ugly. Medieval.
Just look at how barry won his four election battles:
- Midnight procedural challenge disqualifying all of his primary opponents;
- Leaked opponent’s unsavory divorce records;
- Leaked opponent’s unsavory divorce records;
- Massive voter fraud & rigging of caucuses, vicious personal attacks driven in to the hilt, race card played to the max; rigged convention.
The barry political-crime machine is masterful at raising huge sums of cash from the corporate tyrants he serves. (Not to mention airhead bimbos like George Clooney and Tom Hanks.) While doubts exist his 2012 campaign can match the ocean of money raised in 2008, barry is already way ahead of any potential primary opponents, who’ve raised exactly zero to date.
Since no one Democrat is brave enough to take on barry and his Chicago boys, is there no way to stop the obama juggernaut?
The A.B.O. Slate
There is a way. It’s a bit tricky, but is surely worth trying.
Most people aren’t aware that, when you vote for a candidate in a primary, you’re really voting for a slate of delegates pledged to vote for that candidate at the convention. “Undeclared” delegates are occasionally chosen, seen most recently in Michigan in 2008. (though barry ended up stealing all of those, as well as a few of Clinton’s Michigan delegates for good measure.)
Just writing-in “none of the above” won’t count without a pre-designated slate to receive that vote. The same goes for writing in a specific person’s name — if no slate of delegates exists pledged to that person, those write-in votes get tallied … then tossed.
What’s required is to run an A.B.O. — Anyone But Obama — slate in each state, delegates pledged to vote at the Democratic national convention for any candidate they like, so long as it’s not obama.
It really doesn’t matter who they nominate, or even whether the ABO slates from the several states chose the same person. With enough ABO delegates in Charlotte, barry coudn’t receive an outright majority on the first ballot, opening up a floor fight of epic proportions and a brokered convention. At that point, the cowardly lions might find the nerve to enter the fray and attempt to seize the nomination. barry’s one billion dollars would be useless. And if his droogs attempted to rig the convention like they did in 2008, our ABO delegates would simply
burn down the convention hall march out and hold the vote in a bar across the street.
Who would prevail in this scenario? Who knows. Who cares, so long as it is Anyone But Obama.
Getting to Charlotte
Steve Martin once told a joke: “How to earn a million dollars and not pay any taxes: 1. Earn a million dollars; 2. Don’t pay any taxes.”
Like Martin’s scheme, the devil is in the details of our ABO plan. For many of us, it’ll require re-joining a discredited party we left in disgust. However emotionally or ethically unsettling, it’s physically easy.
Far more tricky is getting to Charlotte. A trip to the national convention is a plum reserved for long-time party loyalists and hacks of individual candidates. The entire party machinery is in the hands of the obot apparatchiks. In theory, however, the Democratic Party is the people’s party, and any registered Democrat is eligible to serve as an “undeclared” delegate. And you, dear reader, are going to be that delegate.
The rules for selecting delegates vary from state to state — in the ones that assign delegates only after the primary, our ABO strategy may need to be modified. Caucus rules are particularly convoluted.
Here’ what you do. Tomorrow, call or visit your local democratic HQ and tell them you’d like to become a delegate, and ask how that works. They’ll give you the run-around. Be persistent. Try not to mention that you oppose obama for as long as possible. Ask if it’s possible to be an “undeclared” delegate. Take down the name of the person you speak to. If they give you information you later find out is false, report them, as they’ve just committed elections fraud. Report back here in the comments section with what you’ve discovered.
The ABO slate might not succeed, but in trying, we can at least can send a wake-up call to the saner elements of the Democratic Party. Please — pick Anyone But Obama!
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