Results of Massachusetts Democratic Convention (Update: Dem Delegates knock DeFranco off ballot, hand nomination to Warren)
Results are trickling in. I’m having trouble finding any webpages with official results as of this moment, but the Twittersphere has reported that Elizabeth Warren received 95.77% of the vote.
If this is confirmed, Warren will have successfully secured the Democratic nomination and won’t be forced into a primary battle. Official results to come as soon as they are available.
WAJ UPDATE: It’s official, the delegates have deprived voters of a choice for the first time in history, and handed the nomination to Warren.
With nearly 96% of the vote, @elizabethforma makes history at Democratic Convention: twitpic.com/9s39gr #mapoli #Springfield2012
— MA Democratic Party (@massdems) June 2, 2012
It will be interesting to see how DeFranco and her supporters react. Remember, this was a delegate vote not a popular vote with heavy pressure from the Gov. Deval Patrick, former Gov. Michael Dukakis, and other Democratic leaders to avoid a primary fight. They told the over 10,000 people who signed DeFranco’s nominating petition that they don’t get to vote in the primary election, and they deprived hundreds of thousands of other voters of a choice.
Now it’s on the Dem leadership as Warren’s drip-drip falsehoods about her family history and her personal narrative continue to play out.
Recall this e-mail I received in response to a prior post from Kevin Franck, Communications Director of the Mass Dem Party:
I’m kinda surprised by this line in your post that just went up:
As indicated in the video below, DeFranco would have to get 15% of the vote at the nominating convention on June 2 in order to make it to the ballot in September.
Three weeks ago, that prospect would have seemed dim.
Why would you think that here prospects of passing the 15% threshold were dim?
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Congratulations, Massachusetts Democrats. You’ve nominated yourselves a real winner.
Can’t wait to hear the latest installment in the saga of this trail-blazing, lactating, non-Cherokee, pioneer loon.
I don’t get this, they just nominated a proven liar for the Senate. Guess having a “D” next to her name trumps her record, pretty sad.
She never left her paramour to drown while she figured out how to retrieve his political ambitions.
(That we know of…)
No, but her first husband was an engineer. They divorced soon after she finished law school, which he presumably put her through. A couple of years later Warren married someone who was a more suitable consort for a climber in legal academia. Her second husband also teaches law at Harvard.
Back in those days I knew of wives who put their husbands through medical school and got dumped for a more presentable model when hubbie graduated. An uncharitable person might wonder if here, too, Warren helped pioneer the role of women. Warren’s marriages, divorce, and husbands deserve examination.
NB: they deserve examination because so much else about her has not withstood scrutiny. Unless there is a basis for concern, I favor letting politicians’ private lives remain private. Warren’s is not a normal candidacy. People whose judgment I respect are raising the issue of, not just dishonesty, but pathology.
Still, she didn’t drown anybody.
That we know of…
But nursing a kid while taking the bar exam…
it could happen…
That’s the point, IMHO. If leaving someone to drown doesn’t matter to MA voters, a different line of attack is indicated.
This doesn’t sound very democratic, but it does sound Democratic.
This doesn’t sound very democratic, but it does sound Democratic.
Neo, you just created a new political meme!!!1
It’s official, the delegates have deprived voters of a choice for the first time in history, and handed the nomination to Warren.
That ol’ totalitarian urge just keepsa bubbling to the top…
Isn’t this a good thing for Brown, though? Warren is a damaged candidate and this move by the power structure is bound to alienate many voters.
Of course what they might plan is let this drag along until just before the election and the Warren will withdraw for some reason and they can insert DeFranco as a candidate without her undergoing any scrutiny.
I wanted a primary battle so Warren would have to spend part of her enormous $15 million hoarde fighting for the nomination. If she’s fighting for the nomination, she would be at least partly distracted from mixing it up with Brown.
Plus, if a fellow Democrat attacks her for her lies, it probably has a bit more of a sting with Democrat voters than when the attacks come from Republicans and the press.
Hey! Who do these Mass’ocrats think they are, RINOs?
Glad I got out of that state, and for good.
When VDH lites into you, you are cooked.
Yeppers. Post-modernism means never having to say you’re sorry for lying…
because you NEVER are.
Money quote: this weird con is a window into her soul.
The shafting was so predictable.
This person who signed DeFranco’s nominating papers is putting a Scott Brown sign on her front lawn because just voting for him isn’t enough.
It’s too late for them to disengage now. Perhaps the national party will dissociate from them as they have in Wisconsin.
DeFranco isn’t a member of the elite clique. Warren is. When Warren starts to tank they’ll find a reason for her to step aside and replace her with a Kennedy or another member of one of the Democrat ruling families.
I’ll wager that Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg has been put on alert…
Is there any truth to the story that Mass. Deemocrat raaaaaaacits required picture ID at their convention.
Anyone care to guess how many Dem voters will be turned off by this and not vote?
Is this really the first time in history that a MA Dem convention has shafted a non-Establishment candidate? I’d be surprised.
Brown, I drive a truck..
Warren, Oh yeah, well my grammy drove a wagon!
Please remember that ancient New Jersey Rule, which allows Democrats to replace a sure loser senatorial candidate with a likely winner candidate with the solid consent of a judge, that judge’s ruling approved at the highest level.
So, while Lizzy might not get to be an elected US Senator from Massachusetts, that’s undecided so far, it’s dollars to donuts there’ll be two Democrat senators from the Massachusetts’ Colony!
Pity! Truly is!
The fix was in. What else is new? They are Democrats after all.
These two image files were just delivered to me via digital smoke signal from my agents inside the Indian Nations.
And here: http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/TrooperJohnSmith/lone-ranger-Lizzy.jpg
They’re still looking, too…
Edit first link: http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/TrooperJohnSmith/Liawatha.jpg
Here is a photo of young Lizzie Warren departing the reservation: http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/TrooperJohnSmith/lizzy-warren-leaves-home-01.jpg
I’m sending these guys some mirrors, tobacco and beads, so they’ll keep looking. In case you’re worried, I sent no guns, whiskey or counter-top appliances.
Stop it. I am suing you. I was laughing so hard, I fell off of my chair and cracked a rib.
There is actually nothing democratic about the “Democratic” party, they did the same nonsense to Hillary in 2008, they took delegates she had actually earned, people voted, and Hillary earned those delegates, and they [the dnc] gave those 4 delegates to Barry.
It really should be called the undemocratic party, because that’s what it is. I’ve noticed the republican party seems to be more democratic than the “democratic” party; at least they don’t blatantly take votes one person’s earned and hand them over to another candidate who did not earn them.
and all you DNC trolls, I became an independent because of the crap you pulled in 2008.
I’m going to go donate to Scott Brown, Warren sounds like another dem hack. I don’t know who this defranco person is, but to not even have her on the ballot after she followed the rules, and when they were in the way of the DNC’s chosen one, they change the rules. All you Defranco supporters, do not vote for Warren! The dems are nothing but liars, they didn’t respect your one primary vote, what makes you think they’ll respect your vote for the general? You people have already seen how little Warren, the DNC thinks of you.
I also heard that the official song of the convention was Paul Revere and the Raiders singing “Indian Reservation.”
That’s all I ever heard!
How I learned to hate the word!”
All Scott Brown need do is send out a dozen or so supporters to sing those two lines from Cher’s song at Warren rallies. Again and again.
And then start chanting: “HOY ya HUY ya, HOY ya HUY
ya, HOY ya HUY ya, HOY ya HUY ya, HOY ya HUY ya, HOY ya HUY
“they deprived hundreds of thousands of other voters of a choice”
Most liberals aren’t following the race closely yet. When they start looking at Elizabeth Warren and learn the history of how she got her job at Harvard Law, they will be grossed out by her sleaze. Trust me.
Anyone who knows how university hiring works and who considers affirmative action to be a worthwhile policy is going to have a really hard time voting for Warren. The only reason the numbers aren’t worse is because people haven’t started paying attention yet.
Why can’t the Democratic Party understand this?