Shorter Twatterick von Hosenloaden: "Let me explain why CC is an idiot. First, I will begin with several caveats as to why he is actually correct. Now, where was I?"
THE HOSENLOADENITUDE CONTINUES: Really, it's embarrassingly easy but, what the hell. Twatsy drools thusly:
Brilliant rebuttal, Cynic -- except that the Democrats have repeatedly claimed that their candidates are selected by their party faithful on a democratic basis -- not quite the same as introducing a system of party elite-selected "superdelegates" who could potentially tip the nomination away from the candidate of evident choice.
Brilliant rebuttal, Twatsy ... except for the fact that it is total crap. The Democrats have never claimed that "their candidates are selected by their party faithful on a democratic basis." It has, instead, been clear from the very beginning that the Democratic nomination process would involve a combination of both regular delegates and "superdelegates" -- a fact long known to everyone but very, very stupid people.
You are, of course, free to approve or disapprove of this particular nomination process. You can criticize it, point out its flaws, identify its potential for abuse, propose a fairer alternative and so on. But what you can't do is suggest that it was snuck in under cover of darkness by some nefarious cabal of anti-democracy, biased Democrats, which is -- as you can clearly see -- precisely what Twatrick is doing above. In short, Twatrick's hosen is once again fully loaden, as it always is. But let's not stop here.
Given that Twatsy has (yet again) had his nads handed to him on a plate, he will naturally move the goalposts and try to salvage the situation. The only question remaining is -- what intellectual dishonesty will he use to do that? And here's my guess.
I'm betting he will now move them goalposts, and accuse me of defending the superdelegate process which, as anyone who is remotely sane can see, I'm not doing. I have no opinion of that nomination process and if the Dems want to do things that way, well, it's their party and they can make up whatever nomination rules they want. I have merely pointed out that Twatsy, in that quoted paragraph above, is full of Twats.
So ... how will Twatsy try to tap dance his way out of this one? The lines are open, and operators are standing by to abuse you.