Originally, this was a PUMA blog, and a grand majority of followers in the United States identify themselves as PUMAs - whether they remain registered Democrats or have converted, as it were. It began in August 2008 hosted by Blogger and was migrated to Wordpress a few months later. (A Blogger counterpart remains.) If you are a PUMA, you are well aware of the significance of today's date in the history of the Democratic Party. So, even while our intrepid, indefatigable SOS busies herself and us with another ambitious whirlwind tour, we take a moment here to remember our roots.
PUMA - Party Unity My A$$ - can trace its inception to this date in 2008, the date of an infamous decision by the party's Rules and Bylaws Committee that effectively disenfranchised many thousands of voters in state primaries who had cast their ballots for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Whether you were one of those voters or not, if you became a PUMA on that day, Still4Hill the blog would like to provide you with a moment of remembrance. If we do not remember, we risk repeating the past. We should always remember.
Even if you have not visited in awhile, you might want to take a peek at what some of the original PUMA bloggers have to say about this anniversary.
From No Quarter:
From myiq2xu (whom many will remember from The Confluence) now blogging at The Crawdad Hole:
Current ArticleSteve_in_KC on May 31, 2012 at 1:30 AM in Current Affairs
Four years ago today, Barack Obama was running for the office of President of the United States. The difference four years ago was that he had an opponent who was also seeking to be the nominee for the Democratic Party in the general election. Of course, that opponent was then-Senator Hillary Clinton, who is now the U.S. Secretary of State and one of the most popular public figures in American politics.
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Posted on May 31, 2012 by myiq2xu
Today is the day we mourn the death of democracy in the Democratic party. On this day in 2008 the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee effectively stole the nomination from Hillary Clinton and gave it to Barack Obama.
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Finally, our dear friend Uppity Woman!
Posted on May 31, 2012 by Uppity Woman……..and look how well it’s all worked out for us wimminz.
Hell, look how well it’s all worked out for our entire country…
May 31, 2008
Democrats on this forum all know what this day means.
This is an open thread. Let it rip.
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I will end this with a favorite quote from Borges:
"The past is indestructible. Sooner or later things turn up. One of the things that turns up is a plan to destroy the past." -Jorge Luis Borges