Gall and chutzpah

Harold Ickes, regarding the Michigan compromise at the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee:

“I am stunned that we have the gall and the chutzpah to substitute our judgment for that of 600,000 voters,” said Ickes.

This is the same Harold Ickes who voted to strip Michigan and Florida of their delegates last year.

And this is the same Harold Ickes who is Hillary Clinton’s primary superdelegate whip, avidly trying to persuade (mostly-)unelected superdelegates to substitute their judgment for that of tens of millions of voters.

Gall and chutzpah, indeed. I do wonder, though, whether Obama’s people should have acceded to the 18-delegate majority that Clinton’s people wanted in Michigan. That the kind of appeasement I could have lived with.

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3 responses to “Gall and chutzpah

  1. Ickes is icky. The media acts like this is a really big deal to a lot of people. I find the “word on the street” is that we have a shitty economy, terrible health care, incredibly high PTSD rates among returning Iraq veterans and a hijacked political system. But that’s no reason to stop fighting each other.

  2. The “hijack” comment I just heard on CNN made me so mad I almost hit the roof. Harold Ickes may be willing to pursue a scorched earth policy when it comes to electing Hillary President, but I don’t think the rest of the country is willing to let him do it. Let’s be reasonable and admit that Hillary has lost the election! I know it’s been a nail-biter of a campaign, and I know it doesn’t seem fair, but politics is never fair. There’s always a winner and a loser. Hillary just never thought she would lose.

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