Politics The Dems are eating their own!

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  1. HowieHasBeen

    HowieHasBeen VIP Extreme Gold

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    2 Vermont DNC delegates excluded due to gender
    Posted: Jul 21, 2016 10:06 AM PDTUpdated: Jul 21, 2016 3:58 PM PDT


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    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Two elected Vermont delegates to the Democratic National Convention, barred because they are men, have filed a formal complaint with the convention's credentials committee.

    The national party earlier this month ordered the state party to replace State Sen. Tim Ashe and longtime party stalwart Ken Dean with women to achieve gender balance.

    Dean and Ashe were elected as delegates on June 11. But on July 5, the state party was ordered to remove them and replace them with women, which it has done. Both Ashe and Dean - as well as the women replacing them - support Sen. Bernie Sanders.

    Dean says the real imbalance was not with elected delegates, but so-called superdelegates, who are elected officials and party leaders. Eight of 10 Vermont superdelegates are men.

    Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    http://www.wcax.com/story/32499767/2-vermont-dnc-delegates-excluded-due-to-gender
     
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  2. Snort

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    Okay thx for the update.
     
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  3. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Hey man thanks for this thread so much
     
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    good post.


    this goes hand in hand with the Canadian comedian being fined (other thread). Slippery slope.......first incident of a white male being actually fired from something in the name of diversity.


    Diversity - good.
    Affirmative action - not good.
    Firing people based on their demographic characteristics - scary.
     
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    johnfreeman1 Well-Known Member

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    Liberals ladies and gentleman
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Thanks for the update.
     
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    OMG, some local story in Vermont is going to drag down the entire united Democratic party!!
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    That is a little shitty. Theyre all fighting for the same cause Dave.
     
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    Uhhhh....Ahhhh....Uhhh Hello Bob in Arizona

     
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    This might not get any mileage in the media, left or right. It is important to me though. More important than Melania's speech. More important than Hillary's emails for me personally. I'm an angry centrist, I don't hate Democrats. I never voted for a Republican besides Christie and the county sheriff.

    I don't think I've ever heard of a person losing a position they already had in the name of diversity. It's a bad precedent.
     
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    I'm sure they would have preferred to replace them with delegates who are black but they couldn't find any in Vermont.
     
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