I’ll Get You, My Pretty and Your Little Dog Too!
Marion County Democrats really are a funny bunch aren’t they? Apparently County Chairman Mike “I screwed over Bart Peterson” O’Connor recently sent out a letter to the Ward and Precinct Officials barring them from handing out any literature on election day that promoted any other candidate, other than Andre Carson, for Congress. He also wants Democrats to rat out any people who pass out literature in favor of Carolene Mays, David Orentlicher or Woody Myers. Below is a portion of the letter sent out to the Democrat Ward Chairmen and Precinct Committemen:
I know that all of you will do your utmost to make sure that our slate carries on May 6. The party will be closely monitoring the situation at the polls on Election Day to make sure that our precinct and ward officials are passing the slate. I urge all of you to let us know if you hear of any party or elected officials not distributing the Democratic Party slate or distributing something other than the official slate.
Why? So they can be run out of the party? Excommunicated for thinking for themselves and voting their conscience rather than what the party told them to do? This is why slating is dumb and went the way of the dodo in all but two of Indiana’s counties (in case you’re wondering, Lake is the other county). Heaven forbid the Marion County Democrats actually promote democracy in an election! O’Connor must be really scared that Carson might actually lose the primary.
(H/T – Bilerico Indiana)