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A Near-President Steps into the Operation Chaos Bear Trap

There are many reasons John Kerry should not have been elected in 2004, but we saw another one this week. He is oblivious to the fact that when he suggests Hillary Clinton’s win in Indiana is illegitimate, that he is doing exactly what Rush wants. Hillary won, but Obama voters don’t think it is a “real” win. Hillary backers resent the Obama campaign for trying to deny that she won.
The point of the operation is right there in the name: chaos. We’re reaching the point where neither side thinks the other side has legitimately won. Hillary backers will argue that the inane Michigan and Florida rules  cheated her out of two big wins. Obama backers don’t recognize the Indiana win, and wonder what her margins in Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania would have been without Rush.
New orders from headquarters: Rush wants the superdelegates to swing to Obama.
Rush also notes that despite the accusations of “tampering,” that what Howard Dean and the DNC are doing is “the greatest travesty in the Voting Rights Act since 1965.” Indeed, if you are a Michigan or Florida Democrat, somehow you’ve managed to miss having any say in a race that went all the way to mid-May (if you buy the Hillary is toast argument) or early June. Puerto Ricans will have more say in the race than you do. Democrats abroad had more say in the primary than you did.
And unsurprisingly, Rush Limbaugh played a bigger role in picking the Democratic nominee than you did. 

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