Fat Chance

What if they held an election and the media refused to report it?

John Wolfe Sues Arkansas Dems For Delegates Won In Primary Against Obama

Earlier this week, Breitbart News reported that Arkansas state Democrats might attempt to disenfranchise the state’s voters by refusing to award delegates to John Wolfe, a Tennessee attorney who was on the ballot challenging President Obama (Wolfe is also on the May 29 ballot in the upcoming Texas primary). Yesterday, Wolfe filed suit against the Arkansas Democrat Party in the Federal District Court in Little Rock

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Tuesday night Wolfe embarrassed Obama by winning 42% of the Arkansas vote, and the rumors that he would not be awarded delegates prior to election night were obviously designed to suppress any turnout in his favor. Democrats know they can count on their media allies to pretty much dismiss a 42% showing, but had Wolfe come within a few points or actually won the state, even Obama’s Media Palace Guards would not have been able to avoid the kind of “loser” narrative that would only pile on the President’s already very bad no good week.

This, however, is what Democrats do. Whether it’s disenfranchising 68,108 of their own voters and declaring them all racist, the ends always justify the means — which is only made possible when you can count on the sycophant media to cover up or downplay your misdeeds.

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I interviewed Wolfe last week. He’s a serious and thoughtful candidate, not a quack. He deserves respect from his fellow Democrats, some attention from the national media, and every single one of his delegates.

Most importantly, though, the 68,108 people who voted for Wolfe deserve to have their votes count and their voices represented at the Democrat National Convention.

This is America not Venezuela. Obama is a man, not a god.

Fat chance, dude. Next week is the fourth anniversary of the day democracy died in the Democratic party.

Hillary got more votes than Obama. Hillary earned more pledged delegates than Obama. But they still wouldn’t count her delegates at the convention.

I rode that damn donkey for over twenty years until it turned around and bit me on the ass.


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51 Responses to Fat Chance

  1. myiq2xu says:

    BTW – I already have my RBC Day post written and scheduled.

  2. Gnstr says:

    typical american dog eat dog affair

  3. WMCB says:

    I rode that donkey too, and I’ll never be mounting up again.

    My position right now is that while I don’t have much choice but to vote for candidates of one party or the other, I will never again be a cheerleader for either one, or a member of either one. I am now a permanent independent. I may strategically push one side or the other, depending on what I think the country needs at the moment, but none of them get any emotional loyalty from me.

    If the D party tomorrow cleaned out a lot of the trash, got their crap together, and ran some good. solid, Clinton-type candidates, I’d rejoice. And I’d be glad to vote for some. But I still wouldn’t rejoin the party, because in 5 years I might find myself once again utterly opposing them. Same goes for the R’s – at the moment I think they are a needed pushback to the insanity and corruption going on on the left. In 5 years, I might feel a push the other way is needed.

    I’m a permanent Independent, and don’t trust any of the fuckers. It’s all strategic for me. I’m “loyal” to no one except my own conscience and intellect.

    • leslie says:

      What wmcb said.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Yep, me too. All the good solid Dems are being told to Shut-Up. Cory Booker comes to mind. I wish he didn’t backtrack, because he was right.

    • Lulu says:

      Not a dime. Not one ever again to Democrats until all of the current crop of anti-Democrats are long gone. Maybe not even then. No phone calls, yard signs, kind words for any Democratic candidate. It also looks like there will not be a single Democratic officeholder in my entire county at any level after Nov. The three that are remaining are all retiring. Four years ago half were Dems. Obama killed the Democratic party in my county.

    • angienc says:

      co-sign.

    • me too—-and you know, it’s a wonderful thing being Independent. They can all kiss my ass….(my butt, not my donkey)

    • gxm17 says:

      me infinity.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Good question the comments:

    “What would be the narrative from the Media if Ron Paul supporters received no delegates from the RNC?”

  5. yttik says:

    This kind of sums up that irrational, bullying, arrogant attitude that seems to plague the current Dem party. This guy got 68,108 votes in one state, it’s not like he’s going to go on to be the nominee. So just give him his damn delegate and let the democratic process run it’s course! But nope, any dissent, even the tiniest bit must be stamped out. In fact, we don’t even believe you should have a right to run in an election.

  6. WMCB says:

    Another good point in the comments. So it’s perfectly okay to disenfranchise voters who actually voted by denying or stealing their delegates, but….

    Anyone else notice that these are the same people who think it is the second coming of the Klan to “disenfranchise” people by making them show voter ID?

  7. Thomas4Clinton says:

    That Day of Infamy is still fresh in my mind and I will never forget. The party will have to answer for it at some point. There is no expiration date on subverting democracy and overturning elections in America.

    • leslie says:

      If Romney wins, the party will call it racism and nothing else. The Dems won’t acknowledge anything’s wrong with them or their party. I can’t believe that I was on that bus for most of my life. And now i’m under it. I willingly joined the crew underneath. The company is much better.

  8. angienc says:

    Please, Mr. Wolfe. The DNC only gave Hillary Clinton 1/2 credit for delegates she won in FL & MI & took 4 delegates away from her and gave them to Obama along with all the “undecided” MI delegates just so they could pretend Obama “won” the 2008 primary. You aren’t getting shit.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Why is the left grave dancing on Andrew Breitbart ? Trying to discredit the Bigs ? Silly people, it only makes them stronger, left attacks are like catnip 😀

    Here’s the latest:

    http://twitchy.com/2012/05/25/joan-walsh-is-in-a-pissy-mood-decides-the-remedy-is-trashing-andrew-breitbart/?tw_p=twt

    • myiq2xu says:

      Why is the left grave dancing on Andrew Breitbart ?

      They want to make sure he stays in there.

    • WMCB says:

      One of the things that is causing the Dems and the authoritarian left such heartache is that they persist in the erroneous assumption that the people now fighting them are a bunch of fat cat old corporate uncool white men with cigars.

      It’s not true. A good portion of Breitbart’s “team” are actually younger former leftists, who have decidedly libertarian leanings. They strategically hook up with the old GOP, or more traditional conservatives, but are not exactly beholden to it, nor do they agree with it all the time. And they know Alinsky tactics inside and out, because they used to engage in them for the other side.

      You cannot effectively fight an enemy that you fail to understand. The new, modern conservative movement understands the Left. The Left not only refuses to have a clue about them, they actively try to convince themselves that it’s all fat old privileged men, a caricature from 50 years ago. That’s a huge fucking mistake.

  10. Women and elephants never forget. They will feel it come November.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    The UK Guardian removed a review of Michelle Obama’s garden book, which appeared to be posted yesterday though used “copyright expired” on the page ? Hmmmm?

    Found part of it here:

    http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2012/05/michelles-new-book-is-gardening-as-a-photo-op/

    Of course, it’s not a good review by calling the book what it is, a safe political photo-op book with no heart.

  12. HELENK says:

    I wonder how many people who do not comment on the internet feel as we do about never voting democratic again. I think it is a lot more than the democratic party believes.

    • taw46 says:

      I am one.

      Until the 2008 primary, I never read comments on articles or blogged (still don’t, just read the blogs). When I saw how Hillary was treated, I started looking around, first found TM, found TC in Mar 2008. When myiq2xu left with all my favorite posters, followed the yellow brick road and found this site.

      I will never vote for O, have a hard time believing I will ever vote for a Dem again. I know many Dems who voted for Obama. I can tell you that most of those people will not vote for him this time. They are disgusted with him and the party.

      A lifetime Dem, now Independent.

    • Lulu says:

      What an asset! There are so many guys just like him. Obama does not know what is about to hit him.

  13. WMCB says:

    My sister and I are outside by the pool getting very very drunk on rum.

  14. HELENK says:

    meeeeeschele flying to Atlantic City to see Beyonce. then back to DC , then to NYC to promote her gardening book.
    busy busy busy on our dime,
    there is also an article about hosting soccer in the state dining room. she has the class of a goat

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/05/26/report-michelle-obama-headed-ac-beyonce/

  15. HELENK says:

    this is not about politics but in a way does effect the future of this country I would love some feed back from teachers.

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/wasting-time-the-hidden-public-school-crisis/?singlepage=true

    • elliesmom says:

      I hope the guy who wrote it isn’t a math teacher. lol But here goes, Helen. In MA we have a thing called “time on learning”. Instead of just being the number of days that school is in session, they actually count the number of minutes each day that kids are engaged in class. So when a school is counting its TOL, they can’t count the number of minutes kids spend in “homeroom”, changing classes, eating lunch, etc. So the more periods you have, the more time you lose to changing classes. So fewer, longer classes get you more TOL. But there is a point in a longer class where you get diminishing returns. In a lecture format, most kids retain the most from the first 20% and the last 20% of the class. But a hands-on class engages the kids for more of the time. So we have math teachers wanting short classes more often and science teachers wanting longer (even if it means fewer) classes so that they can do more hands-on lab stuff. Because recess takes away from TOL. it’s usually eliminated after 4th or 5th grade, although there is a lot of research out there that says that kids focus better after a break for some physical activity.

      Most schools take a week or so to prepare for state-wide testing, and it takes a week to administer the tests. Time spent reviewing for the test isn’t time wasted if the test is a good test. Some of ours are, and some of them aren’t. Kids all across the country are learning that an essay is four or five paragraphs long. Each paragraph has four or five sentences, a topic sentence, two or three descriptive sentences, and a clincher. I’ve graded these tests, and after awhile the essays become mind numbingly boring. The week spent administering the tests isn’t wasted time if the data collected from them is useful. Since you don’t get the results back until after the kids have moved on to another grade, the info is helpful to curriculum planning, but not so much to help the individual kid. While the tests don’t take all day, they are enough of a distraction to make the rest of the day light on academics. The tests don’t happen every year in every grade, though.

      I could write a book on this stuff, but I’ll stop here. My last position before I retired was a curriculum designer for an international online school. That model blows the whole TOL stuff right out of the water.

      • Oswald says:

        I would like to see some innovative thinking about redesigning our schools. Like team teaching – 4 teachers, each teaching different subjects, 4 classrooms, and the teachers rotate instead of the students. Each team would have a senior teacher as a team leader. The kids would have a single desk for books and materials. I would start that at 1st grade.

        All four teachers work with the same kids and discuss each student together.

        I would also like to see schools offer elective activities for latchkey kids. The schools are there, why should kids have to go from home, to daycare, to school, back to daycare, back to home?

        The basic format for our schools hasn’t changed in 100 years.

        • elliesmom says:

          The model that you describe is a basic middle school one, except that there are usually 5 teachers on the team. English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and a Language teacher. Sometimes the teachers do the moving instead of the kids, but that gets cumbersome for the science teacher at least. Moving all of the equipment that goes with a science experiment from room to room all day isn’t easy. I know that one from personal experience. lol The “team approach” is often offered in high schools, but after freshman year, the kids usually opt out because they don’t want their class choices limited. Most schools have after school activities offered everyday here in MA. Unless I “rescue” him, my grandson stays at school until his dad picks him up at 6pm. So some of what you propose is already being tried out.

          I agree that we need to look at how we do this. If a doctor from the 19th century walked into a hospital, he wouldn’t recognize where he was, but a teacher from that era could walk in and go right to work.

        • angienc says:

          Actually, my elementary school (which was a private, Catholic school, not a public one and which I attended about 30 –gulp — years ago) kind of worked that way starting in 4th grade (K-3 you had the same teacher for everything). However, the school was small so there were only 3 teachers per grade/kids divided into 3 “home rooms” of 20 each and the teachers switched class rooms while we stayed in our one desk. One teacher for reading/spelling/writing, one for Math/Science & one for history/social studies. One art teacher –same one for every grade — came 2x a week for one period (the other 3 days that period was the French teacher who was also the same for every grade). Religion was also taught by the teacher in that grade who was the nun, regardless of her “core” subject (English/Math/Social Studies) — yes, at least one teacher in each grade was a nun — mean Dominican nuns at that. We did leave the class room to go to the gym for PE (there were 2 PE teachers for entire school).

      • yttik says:

        We’ve had wonderful luck working with kids one on one. It’s just the nature of the beast, in 12 minutes you can teach one child the exact same thing that it often takes a teacher with 25 students over 3 days to cover. Part of the problem in a classroom is the distractions, the wandering minds, the conflicts that have to be settled, all the different levels and abilities that have to be addressed.

        We have a tutoring program that I help with and it’s not much more then 12 minutes per kid. We figure that’s about the extent of their attention span and it keeps them hungry for more. They actually want to come back the next day. I’m an adult and 12 minutes is about my attention span when listening to a speech or having a conversation. I might fade in and out or want to hear more later, but after about 12 minutes, I’m no longer engaged.

        • elliesmom says:

          There’s a lot of stuff that we could be doing with technology that we aren’t. Kids have a longer attention span one-on-one with a computer than they do with each other. But even the teachers who are currently graduating have no idea what the technology can do or how to make it work for them, and unfortunately, a lot of the commercial stuff is “drill and kill”. While there’s a place and need for that, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. I was a computer geek for the first 15 years of my career so I come at the technology from a different place than most teachers. But, yes, when you have a child’s complete attention, the time to teach something is dramatically shorter.

  16. HELENK says:

    I will try again, my comment disappeared
    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
    I worry when I read that kids are not reading and writing and doing arithmetic as well as the used to .
    A good teacher does so much for children there is no measure to just how they influence and make a difference.

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