Democratic Establishment to Clinton voters: We made your choice for you. Now abide with it.

It takes real skill to write a letter this dumb, but – thank God! – we’re talking about the Democratic Party here, so they had somebody on retainer to do it. Via Gateway Pundit and Talking Points Memo:

Dear Democratic Friends:

2008 is a Democratic year-at all levels in all the states. The opportunity is ours. We just have to seize it.

We experienced an exciting, intense, sometimes difficult, campaign to nominate our presidential candidate. Now it’s over. Barack Obama won.

I supported Hillary Clinton and am proud and pleased that I did. But she lost. Barack Obama won. It’s over.

It is time for all Democrats, supporters of Senator Clinton and all other contenders for the nomination, to stand with him to secure his election and the election of Democrats at all levels of competition.

I must confess a bit of fatigue and irritation with people who continue to carp, complain, and criticize the results of the primary and lay down conditions for their support. The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t establish conditions to recognize the Boston Celtics as NBA Champions; Roger Federer did not demand concessions before recognizing that Rafael Nadal defeated him at Wimbledon.

It is time to act in a mature and resourceful fashion. It’s time to put the primaries behind us. It’s time to support Barack Obama without conditions or demands.

It’s time to WIN for Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, America, and our future. We have an unparalleled opportunity. I hope we will all do everything we can to seize the moment.

See you at the Inauguration.


Don Fowler DNC Member At-Large, South Carolina Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Alice Germond Secretary, Democratic National Committee

Amusingly, Don Fowler is apparently the guy who changed all the rules in the DNC back in the day, thus eventually causing the Democrats to spend over 400 million dollars this year on a primary that required the intervention of Establishment Democrats. Brilliant job there, Don. No wonder you’re testy.Let’s just highlight this paragraph again, shall we?

I must confess a bit of fatigue and irritation with people who continue to carp, complain, and criticize the results of the primary and lay down conditions for their support. The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t establish conditions to recognize the Boston Celtics as NBA Champions; Roger Federer did not demand concessions before recognizing that Rafael Nadal defeated him at Wimbledon.

Wasn’t that just the funniest thing? You’d never know from that paragraph that neither of the last two candidates standing in the primaries had managed to do what Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Gore, or Kerry did: to wit, actually win said primary on their own hook. You see, contra to Fowler, the game isn’t actually over yet. It’s effectively over: it’s practically over; and it may even be inevitably over; but it’s not yet actually over. And I can assure the Democrats that neither the Lakers nor Mr. Federer (to use Fowler’s two examples) would quietly let the referees stop either competition with time left on the clock in order to declare a winner.

At this point, some lurkers are muttering that I’m merely causing trouble. True, except for the “merely” part. I know that it’s a real pain for some of you to have to read yet again how badly the Democrats messed up your primary, but as long as the repercussions are bouncing around, I’m going to happily keep pointing them out. And there’s something really fun about this one, especially since it’s causing people to write letters where they yell at other people for committing the grevious sin of being upset that their democratic choices got completely overwritten.

No, really. Take a look at the list below:

DNC John Davies (AK) DNC Blake Johnson (AK) DNC Cindy Spanyers (AK) Tony Knowles (AK) Rep. Artur Davis (AL) Stewart Burkhalter (AL) Del. Eni FH Faleomavaga (AS) Theresa Hunkin (AS) Gov. Janet Napolitano (AZ) Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ) Rep. Harry Mitchell (AZ) Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) DNC Charlene Fernandez (AZ) Terry Goddard (AZ) DNC Don Bivens (AZ) Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA) Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA) Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (CA) Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) Rep. George Miller (CA) Rep. Henry Waxman (CA) Rep. Howard Berman (CA) Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA) Rep. Lois Capps (CA) Rep. Pete Stark (CA) Rep. Jim Costa (CA) Rep. Dennis Cardoza (CA) Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA) Rep. Sam Farr (CA) Rep. Bob Filner (CA) Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) Rep. Susan Davis (CA) DNC Hon. Eric Garcetti (CA) DNC Norma Torres (CA) DNC Jeremy Bernard (CA) DNC Mary Ellen Early (CA) DNC Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker (CA) DNC Steven Alari (CA) DNC Inola Henry (CA) DNC Edward Espinoza (CA) DNC Vernon Watkins (CA) DNC Crystal Strait (CA) DNC John Perez (CA) DNC Kamil Hasan (CA) DNC Garry Shay (CA) DNC Rachel Binah (CA) DNC Christine Pelosi (CA) DNC Robert Rankin (CA) William Quay Hays (CA) Lou Paulson (CA) Gov. Bill Ritter (CO) Sen. Ken Salazar (CO) Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO) Rep. John Salazar (CO) Rep. Mark Udall (CO) Rep. Diana DeGette (CO) DNC Pat Waak (CO) DNC Dan Slater (CO) DNC Debbie Marquez (CO) DNC JW Postal (CO) DPL Roy Romer (CO) Federico Pena (CO) Sen. Chris Dodd (CT) Rep. Chris Murphy (CT) Rep. John Larson (CT) Rep. Joe Courtney (CT) DNC Stephen Fontana (CT) DNC Martin Dunleavy (CT) Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT) Anthony Avallone (CT) DNC Nancy DiNardo (CT) Don Williams (CT) Sen. Tom Carper (DE) DNC John Daniello (DE) DNC Harriet Smith-Windsor (DE) DNC Rhett Ruggerio (DE) Rob Carver (DE) Toby Condliffe (DA) DNC Liv Gibbons (DA) DNC Brent O’Leary (DA) DNC Connie Borde (DA) DNC Christine Marques (DA) Mayor Adrian Fenty (DC) Sen. Michael Brown (DC) Sen. Paul Strauss (DC) Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) DNC Dr. James Zogby (DC) DNC Arrington Dixon (DC) DNC Jeffrey Richardson (DC) DNC Anna Burger (DC) DNC Ben Johnson (DC) DNC Yolanda Caraway (DC) Yvette Alexander(DC) Harry Thomas Jr.(DC) DNC Anita Bonds (DC) DNC Larry Cohen (DC) Rep. Robert Wexler (FL) Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL) Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (FL) Rep. Corrine Brown (FL) Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (FL) Rep. Ron Klein (FL) DNC Allan Katz (FL) DNC Joyce Cusack (FL) Rep. Kathy Castor (FL) DNC Janee Murphy (FL) DNC Diane Glasser (FL) DNC Mitchell Ceasar (FL) Dan Gelber (FL) Pres. Jimmy Carter (GA) Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA) Rep. Hank Johnson (GA) Rep. John Lewis (GA) Rep. David Scott (GA) Rep. John Barrow (GA) DNC Richard Ray (GA) DNC Michael Thurmond (GA) DNC Mary Long (GA) DNC Jane Kidd (GA) Stephen Leeds (GA) Jaime Paulino (GU) DNC Ben Pangelinan (GU) Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (GU) Sen. Daniel Akaka (HI) Rep. Neil Abercrombie (HI) Rep. Mazie Hirono (HI) DNC Dolly Strazar (HI) DNC Brian Schatz (HI) DNC Kari Luna (HI) James Burns (HI) DNC R. Keith Roark (ID) DNC Hon. Gail Bray (ID) DNC Grant Burgoyne (ID) DNC Jeanne Buell (ID) Gov. Rod Blagojevich (IL) Sen. Barack Obama (IL) Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) Rep. Melissa Bean (IL) Rep. Jerry Costello (IL) Rep. Danny Davis (IL) Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL) Rep. Phil Hare (IL) Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (IL) Rep. Bobby Rush (IL) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL) Rep. Bill Foster (IL) Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL) Rep. Rahm Emanuel (IL) DNC Constance Howard (IL) DNC Margaret Blackshere (IL) DNC Hon. Emil Jones Jr. (IL) DNC Hon. Iris Martinez (IL) DNC Tom Hynes (IL) DNC Willie Barrow (IL) DNC Michael Madigan (IL) DNC John Rednour (IL) DNC Steve Powell (IL) DNC Darlena Williams-Burnett (IL) DNC Margie Woods (IL) DNC Carol Ronen (IL) Richard Daley (IL) Barbara Flynn Currie (IL) Todd Stroger (IL) Rep. Andre Carson (IN) Rep. Baron Hill (IN) Rep. Joe Donnelly (IN) Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN) DNC Cordelia Lewis Burks (IN) DNC Connie Thurman (IN) DNC Joe Andrew (IN) Gov. Chet Culver (IA) Sen. Tom Harkin (IA) Rep. Bruce Braley (IA) Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA) DNC Michael Fitzgerald (IA) DNC Sarah Swisher (IA) DNC Richard Machacek (IA) DNC Scott Brennan (IA) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS) Rep. Dennis Moore (KS) DNC Larry Gates (KS) DNC E. Lee Kinch (KS) DNC Randy Roy (KS) Mark Parkinson (KS) Gov. Steve Beshear (KY) Rep. John Yarmuth (KY) Rep. Ben Chandler (KY) DNC Helen Knetzer (KS) Sen. Mary Landrieu (LA) Rep. William Jefferson (LA) DNC Claude “Buddy” Leach (LA) DNC Patsy Arcenaux (LA) DNC Ben Jeffers (LA) Ray Nagin (LA) Rep. Tom Allen (ME) Rep. Michael Michaud (ME) DNC John Knutson (ME) DNC Marianne Stevens (ME) DNC Jennifer DeChant (ME) DNC Sam Spencer (ME) Gwethalyn Phillips (ME) Sen. Ben Cardin (MD) Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD) Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD) Rep. John Sarbanes (MD) DNC Michael Cryor (MD) DNC Lauren Glover (MD) DNC Karren Pope-Onwukwe (MD) DNC Janice Griffin (MD) DNC Mary Jo Neville (MD) DNC John Gage (MD) DNC Greg Pecoraro (MD) DNC Belkis Leong-Hong (MD) DNC Heather Mizeur (MD) Parris Glendening (MD) Gov. Deval Patrick (MA) Sen. John Kerry (MA) Sen. Ted Kennedy (MA) Rep. William Delahunt (MA) Rep. Michael Capuano (MA) Rep. John Olver (MA) Rep. Nikki Tsongas (MA) DNC John Walsh (MA) DNC Margaret Xifaras (MA) DNC Raymond Jordan (MA) DNC David O’Brien (MA) DNC Alan Solomont (MA) DNC Paul Kirk (MA) DNC Debra Kozikowski (MA) Rep. Bart Stupak (MI) Rep. John Conyers (MI) Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI) DNC Lauren Wolfe (MI) DNC Robert Ficano (MI) DNC Eric Coleman (MI) DNC Virgie Rollins (MI) DNC Brenda Lawrence (MI) DNC Lu Battaglieri (MI) DNC Joyce Lalonde (MI) DNC Debbie Dingell (MI) DNC Richard Wiener (MI) DNC Kwame Kilpatrick (MI) DNC Tina Abbott (MI) DNC Michael Tardiff (MI) Jim Hoffa (MI) VP Walter Mondale (MN) Sen. Amy Klobuchar(MN) Rep. Jim Oberstar (MN) Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) Rep. Tim Walz (MN) Rep. Betty McCollum (MN) DNC Rick tafford (MN) DNC Mee Moua (MN) DNC Ken Foxworth (MN) DNC Brian Melendez (MN) DNC Donna Cassutt (MN) DNC Nancy Larson (MN) Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS) DNC Johnnie Patton (MS) DNC Everett Sanders (MS) DNC Carnelia Fondren (MS) DNC Wayne Dowdy (MS) Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO) Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO) Rep. Lacy Clay (MO) Mark Bryant (MO) DNC Maria Chappelle-Nadal (MO) DNC Yolanda Wheat (MO) DNC John Temporiti (MO) DNC Robin Carnahan (MO) Jay Nixon (MO) Susan Montee (MO) Gov. Brian Schweitzer (MT) Sen. Max Baucus (MT) Sen. Jon Tester (MT) DNC Margarett Campbell (MT) DNC Ed Tinsley (MT) DNC John Melcher (MT) DNC Jean Lemire Dahlman (MT) DNC Dennis McDonald (MT) Sen. Ben Nelson (NE) DNC Vince Powers (NE) DNC Steven Achelpohl (NE) DNC Frank LaMere (NE) DNC Kathleen Fahey (NE) DNC Audra Ostergard (NE) Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ) Rep. Steve Rothman (NJ) Rep. Rush Holt (NJ) Rep. Donald Payne (NJ) DNC Christine “Roz” Samuels (NJ) DNC Donald Norcross (NJ) DNC Dana Redd (NJ) Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) DNC Steven Horsford (NV) DNC Teresa Benitez-Thompson (NV) DNC Yvonne Gates (NV) DNC Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) DNC Sam Lieberman (NV) Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH) Rep. Paul Hodes (NH) DNC Raymond Buckley (NH) DNC Hon. Martha Fuller Clark (NH) Gov. Bill Richardson (NM) Sen. Jeff Bingaman (NM) Fmr DNC Chair Fred Harris (NM) Rep. Tom Udall (NM) DNC Brian Colon (NM) Laurie Weahkee (NM) Rep. Gary Ackerman (NY) Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY) Rep. Timothy Bishop (NY) Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY) Rep. Eliot Engel (NY) Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) Rep. John Hall (NY) Rep. Brian Higgins (NY) Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY) Rep. Steve Israel (NY) Rep. Nita Lowey (NY) Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY) Rep. Michael McNulty (NY) Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY) Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) Rep. Charles Rangel (NY) Rep. Jose Serrano (NY) Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY) Rep. Edolphus Towns (NY) Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY) Rep. Anthony Weiner (NY) Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY) DNC Marianne Spraggins (NY) Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC) Rep. Bob Etheridge (NC) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC) Rep. David Price (NC) Rep. Mel Watt (NC) Rep. Brad Miller (NC) DNC Everett Ward (NC) DNC Dannie Montgomery (NC) DNC Joyce Brayboy (NC) DNC Jeanette Council (NC) DNC Jerry Meek (NC) DNC David Parker (NC) DNC Muriel Offerman (NC) Sen. Kent Conrad (ND) Sen. Byron Dorgan (ND) Rep. Earl Pomeroy (ND) DNC David Strauss (ND) DNC Jim Maxson (ND) DNC Renee Pfenning (ND) DNC Mary Wakefield (ND) Dan Hannaher (ND) Gov. Ted Strickland (OH) Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) Rep. Betty Sutton (OH) Rep. Zach Space (OH) Rep. Tim Ryan (OH) DNC Chris Redfern (OH) DNC David Wilhelm (OH) DNC Sonni Nardi (OH) DNC Mark Mallory (OH) DNC Rhine McLin (OH) DNC Enid Goubeaux (OH) DNC Joyce Beatty (OH) Dave Regan (OH) Gov. Brad Henry (OK) DNC Kitti Asberry – (OK) DNC Mike Morgan (OK) DNC Kalyn Free (OK) DNC Jay Parmley (OK) DNC Ivan Holmes (OK) Reggie Whitten (OK) Sen. Ron Wyden (OR) Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR) Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR) Rep. David Wu (OR) DNC Jenny Greenleaf (OR) DNC Meredith Woods-Smith (OR) DNC Wayne Kinney (OR) DNC Gail Rasmussen (OR) DNC Frank Dixon (OR) DNC Bill Bradbury (OR) Sen. Bob Casey (PA) Rep. Mike Doyle (PA) Rep. Patrick Murphy (PA) Rep. Chaka Fattah (PA) Rep. Bob Brady (PA) Rep. Jason Altmire (PA) DNC Carol Ann Campbell (PA) DNC Leon Lynch (PA) DNC Ian Murray (PA) Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (PR) Dr. Celita Arroyo de Roques (PR) Sen. Jack Reed (RI) Rep. Patrick Kennedy (RI) DNC Patrick Lynch (RI) Rep. James Clyburn (SC) Rep. John Spratt (SC) DNC Waring Howe Jr. (SC) DNC Carol Fowler (SC) DNC Wilbur Lee Jeffcoat (SC) Inez Tenenbaum (SC) Fmr Sen. Tom Daschle (SD) Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD) DNC Jack Billion (SD) DNC Sharon Stroschein (SD) DNC Nicholas Nemec (SD) Gov. Phil Bredesen (TN) Rep. Jim Cooper (TN) Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) DNC Lois DeBerry (TN) DNC Will Cheek (TN) DNC Gray Sasser (TN) DNC Inez Crutchfield (TN) DNC (Rep.) Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX) Rep. Chet Edwards (TX) Rep. Al Green (TX) Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX) Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (TX) DNC Al Edwards (TX) DNC Rep. Hon. Yvonne Davis (TX) DNC Moses Mercado (TX) DNC Senfronia Thompson (TX) DNC Roy LaVerne Brooks (TX) DNC John Patrick (TX) DNC Boyd Richie (TX) DNC Betty Richie (TX) Rep. Jim Matheson (UT) DNC Wayne Holland Jr. (UT) DNC Karen Hale (UT) DNC Bill Orton (UT) DNC Helen Langan (UT) Kristi Cumming (UT) Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT) Rep. Peter Welch (VT) DNC Ian Carleton (VT) DNC Chuck Ross Jr. (VT) DNC Judy Bevans (VT) DNC Billi Gosh (VT) Gov. Tim Kaine (VA) Sen. Jim Webb (VA) Rep. Bobby Scott (VA) Rep. Jim Moran (VA) DNC Jennifer McClellan (VA) DNC Dick Cranwell (VA) DNC Joe Johnson (VA) Rick Boucher (VA) DNC Jerome Wiley Segovia (VA) DNC Jim Leaman (VA) Gov. John P. deJongh, Jr. (VI) Cecil Benjamin (VI) DNC Carol Burke (VI) Former House Speaker Tom Foley (WA) Rep. Jay Inslee (WA) Rep. Adam Smith (WA) Rep. Brian Baird (WA) Rep. Rick Larsen (WA) DNC Pat Notter (WA) Gov. Christine Gregoire (WA) Rep. Norm Dicks (WA) Rep. Jim McDermott (WA) DNC Dwight Pelz (WA) DNC David McDonald (WA) DNC Ron Sims (WA) DNC Ed Cote (WA) DNC Sharon Mast (WA) Gov. Joe Manchin (WV) Sen. Jay Rockefeller (WV) Sen. Robert Byrd (WV) Rep. Nick Rahall (WV) Rep. Alan Mollohan (WV) DNC Nick Casey (WV) Gov. Jim Doyle (WI) Sen. Russ Feingold (WI) Sen. Herb Kohl (WI) Rep. Gwen Moore (WI) Rep. David Obey (WI) Rep. Ron Kind (WI) Rep. Steve Kagen (WI) DNC Stan Gruszynski (WI) DNC Jason Rae (WI) DNC Joe Wineke (WI) DNC Melissa Schroeder (WI) DNC Awais Khaleel (WI) DNC Lena Taylor (WI) DNC Paula Zellner (WI) Gov. Dave Freudenthal (WY) DNC Peter Jorgenson (WY) DNC John Millin (WY) DNC Nancy Drummond (WY) W. Patrick Goggles (WY)

(Via DemConWatch ) The above are the super-delegates supporting Barack Obama, as of 06/06/2008. They are, in fact, the only reason why he is the assumed Democratic nominee: the actual results of the Democratic primary race was 1773.5 Obama, 1634.5 Clinton… neither of which equals a simple majority (2,118) of the total delegates. But it looks like that nomination fight didn’t really signify, in the end; what signified was that enough appointed members of the Democratic establishment have declared that they plan to give the nomination next month to a particular candidate. Put another way: the above list are the real Democrats. The ones that matter. All the rest of you guys simply exist to give them money.

So, Clinton supporters: learn your place, already! It’s not like you have any options, right?

Moe Lane