Clinton supporters are furious with the Democratic National Committee, for its decision to not “count the votes.”
The votes of 368 delegates from Florida and Michigan were initially voided altogether because the two states held their primaries in January, earlier than party rules allow.
This weekend the DNC voted 19-8 to seat the delegates at the Denver Democratic convention, but only half a vote for each delegate will count toward the official tally deciding the party’s nominee. This is sort of like the Three-Fifth Compromise of 1787, which gave black people the right to count as 60% of a human being. Actually, it’s nothing like that at all–unless you’re privileged and confused and feel entitled to things you haven’t earned, in which case, you probably long for the days when the master race didn’t have to “shut up” about the inherent “inferiority” of others; on special occasions, you might even throw strange tantrums in public to raise awareness about the plight of whites.
This weekend’s DNC meeting festivities provided one such occasion. Protesters congregated outside the meeting’s hotel to urge the committee to count all of Florida’s and Michigan’s delegate votes. When that didn’t work, they resorted to playing the race card.
One particularly irate Clinton supporter, Harriett Christian, feels these latest developments are indicative of a larger societal problem: the subjugation and oppression of the wealthy, well-connected white woman at the hands of “inadequate” African-Americans (the legacies of slavery, segregation, and the three-fifth compromise not withstanding, of course).