Thursday, April 3, 2008

Donna Brazile

The one who wanted the harshest penalties possible for FL and MI in terms of delegates- more than was written in the DNC rules (50% was what the rules called for, just like the RNC), the one who goes on CNN as a "neutral" Democratic commentator while shamelessly shilling for Barack Obama, has now been exposed to NOT want to include the LGBT community in the affirmative action guidelines to select delegates for the Denver Convention:

Contentious debate (from an article in the Washington Blade http://www.washingtonblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=17377):

During his deposition, Dean also answered questions about the DNC’s handling of gay issues, including efforts to bring more gays to the party’s national conventions.

He acknowledged a proposal by gay DNC member Garry Shay of California to add gays to the party’s affirmative action guidelines for selecting convention delegates triggered a contentious internal debate.

Dean said some “influential individuals” within the DNC Black Caucus, such as Donna Brazile, opposed the plan because it was seen as “an affront to the civil rights movement.”

Brazile, who chairs the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute, declined to comment for this article.

Dean said the dispute grew to the point where “we had two very important groups of people in the DNC disagreeing with each other” and several DNC and caucus officials were asked to broker a deal that would make peace on the issue.

“I wanted equal representation for gay and lesbian Americans,” he said, “and I wanted to achieve it in a way that wasn’t offensive to the history of the civil rights movement.”

Well, that just didn't happen, did it? Nope. Not one more dime from me will the DNC get (like they were going to ANYWAY given the rampant sexism/misogyny in which they have engaged, or allowed without saying nary a word against it)...

2 comments:

UppityWoman said...

Man Donna morphed right before our eyes. She started out All Hillary and just flipped out. Obama strong arms all the African American superdelegates. Turns them into zombies.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

No kidding! I was telling my mom about Brazile's machinations, including not wanting LGBT representation in the guidelines, and she was upset abt it. She said she had always liked Brazile, and was VERY disappointed to hear that she is acting this way. Uh, yeah - that's putting it mildly - she is throwing this whole nomination process...

Most DEFINITELY, I will stop by your blog, and I am going to add it to my Cool Sites list - I have loved the pieces No Quarter has picked up - good for YOU!! We need more uppity women in this country!! (And I hope your house is still intact!)