Monday, April 11, 2016

Some NY Republicans Will Cast More Valuable Votes Than Others

      Thousands of Republicans will vote in NNY to allocate the three delegates from NY21......Less than 300 Republicans will vote in a Bronx CD to allocate its same three delegates.
       That's why a Ted Cruz would go to the Bronx or to Crown Heights where he can pick off delegates by motivating a small number of people. Eighty one of the state's 95 delegates are chosen this way.


Anonymous said...

If you don't like the way it works, do something about it!

Anonymous said...

It truly is fascinating where the smaller republican enrollment means better odds for other than Trump. And the way the percentages if he is under 50% the delegate counts are distributed in a rather unusual fashion instead of winner take all.

Say it again, Trump is a RINO, never gave a dime to any GOP candidate for any statewide or national. He and his trumpkin kids are true blue downstate NY'ers.

How foolish of people to follow this charalton. In the NYT interview he admits that when he sees people readying to head for the exits or becoming bored all he does is utter "build the wall"

People are so gullible!

Anonymous said...

Is Matt a delegate?

Anonymous said...

Paul Ryan naturally avoids discussing the fact that attempts to lift people out of poverty have routinely been hamstrung by the GOPs persistent opposition to raising the minimum wage. That has dropped many people into poverty, those who make just above minimum wage as well as those making that figure. This was the policy of Saint Ronald and the GOP will not budge (although to hear Congress moan when their own pay is at issue, the poverty line is way too low).
Other economic policies such as concessions to vulture capitalism, export of jobs, and failure to address the practice of reducing hours worked per individual to avoid paying for full time benefits have also contributed to raising the number and rate of those in poverty. The War on Poverty is a failure, to the extent that is true, do to sabotage by the GOP.

Anonymous said...

One additional fact demonstrates the skewed priorities of the Republican-controlled Congress.

In 2001-2 Congress created a Joint Inquiry by the House and Senate intelligence committees that held 22 hearings [9 public and 13 closed] into the 9/11 attacks. [See H Rpt 107-792, p. 2]

So far, various panels have held 20 hearings on Benghazi, with the 21st to come on Oct. 22 when Hillary Clinton testifies.

22 to 21 suggests equal significance, doesn't it?
So after an attack in which 3,000 people are killed, followed by wars in which many times more die, the Congress holds a total of 22 hearings. This isn’t what I’ve been calling false equivalence, but it might qualify.

And after an episode in which four Americans are killed, but which there is apparent partisan advantage, it holds 21.

The next time you hear a cable pundit saying that the real problem in current politics comes from “extremists on both sides,” and you’ll probably hear that the next time you turn on the TV, I hope you’ll consider those 22/21 numbers, and others in this latest post.

Anonymous said...

Another Bombshell Middle Class Flynn. You are slipping!

Orange Top just stated The Trumpkin Kids cannot or will not be voting in the Primary for Dear Old Dad. How proud he is of his kids
being registered and affiliated with another party and they were too late in registering. Orange Top said very unfair, and he thought you had to registered a year in advance.

Have they ever voted before, what are there voting records, come Flynn diiiggggg deep. What's Donald's voting records show.

He is a Con Artist and add those kids that on the stage posing as registered GOP. You can't even call them RINOs cause they aren't even registered.

Drip, drip drip so unfair these facts are coming out.....

Anonymous said...

All over the media, those successful Trump kids, (a joke) not even registered as Republicans and will not be voting in the primary.

They can't come up with one registered GOP they have supported in NYS or nationally, not a one.

Did they not understand this would eventually get out, and they have the gall to be on the stage of any Republican event.

Con artists, how they learned it well. I am starting to think he is Hillary's stooge and this was always part of the grand plan. A vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary.

Anonymous said...

In relative terms, they are all more valuable votes than a democrat vote.

Anonymous said...

It is interesting at the caucuses for the dems you have county that gets two people to vote

Anonymous said...

Wish he would stop saying he is being cheated. Thus far he has only received 37% of overall Republican votes from the primaries. Not near a majority and he is never going to reach the required number 1,237.

Nothing is being stolen from him, he sure knows how NYS bankruptcy laws work and how to screw the little people four times over.

Be gone Trump and take your sorry a## apprentice show with you.

Anonymous said...

American democracy is under assault.

In one super-PAC alone, Karl Rove and the Enron grifter Ed Gillespie, have assembled $200 million from big polluters and Wall Street moguls to buy the 2012 election.

Two of the Koch Brothers, Charles and David, pledged $130 million to elect candidates who favor unrestrained corporate profiteering.

The senators and congressmen they fund and elect are not representing the United States—they are representing Koch and its oil industry cronies, Big Pharma, and the Wall Street banksters currently mounting a hostile takeover of our government.

I have no problem characterizing these corporate-centric super-PACs as treasonous. We are now in a free fall toward old-fashioned oligarchy; noxious, thieving and tyrannical.

The most corporate-friendly Supreme Court since the Gilded Age had declared in its notorious Citizens United decision that corporations are people and that money is speech. Those who have the most money now have the loudest voices in our democracy while poor Americans are mute.

And the money is talking; in 97 percent of federal elections over the past two decades, the best-funded candidates were victorious.
The most corporate-friendly Supreme Court since the Gilded Age had declared in its notorious Citizens United decision that corporations are people and that money is speech. Those who have the most money now have the loudest voices in our democracy while poor Americans are mute.

And the money is talking; in 97 percent of federal elections over the past two decades, the best-funded candidates were victorious.

America, the world’s proud template for democracy and a robust middle class, is now listing toward oligarchy and corporate kleptocracy.

America today is looking more and more like a colonial economy, with a system increasingly tilted toward enriching the wealthy 1 percent and serving the mercantile needs of multinational corporations with little allegiance to our country.

These radical forces already dominate the national press, with Fox News and talk radio snugly in the pocket of the corporate Right.

This is the first time in American history that corporate and media interests have been so clearly and so perilously aligned.

With the media in their hands, and unlimited money, the final strategy of Rove, Koch, the Chamber of Commerce, and others of that ilk is to permanently cripple representative democracy by stopping Americans from voting.

A boatload of new Jim Crow laws target Democrats by erecting impediments that deter poor and minority communities, senior citizens, and students from exercising their franchise.

Voter suppression is a crime.

In Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Greg Palast details each of these devious scams for disenfranchising vulnerable voters . . . but also, crucially, Palast here follows the money that powers the machinery of democracy’s destruction.

This is not a partisan issue. Clearly the GOP agenda is to suppress votes, as Karl Rove has repeatedly and unashamedly signaled. But Billionaires & Ballot Bandits exposes the vote-count blindness, biases, venality, and ballot gaming by Democrats as well. I don’t believe there are Republican children or Democratic children.

Every American citizen ought to have the right to vote and everybody ought to have the right to clean air and clean water, to integrity and transparency in the marketplace, and to a functioning democracy.

Palast is the last of the great, old-fashioned muckraking investigative reporters. He’s an “outlier,” unafraid of corporate tyrants. Together, we have been investigating and exposing voter suppression for years. In 2008, we co-wrote a story for Rolling Stone warning of the ugly future of a new Jim Crow operation.

Now, it's here.

Anonymous said...

2:31 You are such a boring tight a##. Half of me believes it's the Mad Green guy on the other side of the district.

And what's this 'we co-wrote for Rolling Stone' is that like the false piece of journalism about the rape that was imagined @ UVA by those innocent frat boys.

Anonymous said...

12:31, come on Dan, it's ok to sign your google searches. We are all waiting for you to come up with thoughts of your own. It has been a long time, as it were.