Order Discount Lioresal

 The presidential primary scam Why the game is rigged, order discount lioresal and why true democracy is only a secondary factor in the nation's rush to nominate the next president. By Michael Scherer Oct. Order discount lioresal 8, order discount lioresal 2007 | WASHINGTON -- It's far worse than you think -- worse than hanging chads, order discount lioresal faulty Diebold machines, order discount lioresal and billionaires who bankroll last-minute attack ads. Order discount lioresal The American system for nominating a presidential candidate has about as much in common with actual democracy as Donald Duck has with a lake mallard. Order discount lioresal It's not just that this year's primaries have been further front-loaded, order discount lioresal or that the early primary states aren't representative of the nation at large. Order discount lioresal There is only passing fairness. Order discount lioresal There is only the semblance of order. Order discount lioresal There is nothing like equal representation under the law. Order discount lioresal The whole stinking process was designed by dead men in smoky parlors and refined by faceless bureaucrats in hotel conference rooms. Order discount lioresal It is a nasty brew born of those caldrons of self-interest known as political parties. Order discount lioresal At every stage, order discount lioresal advantage is parceled out like so much magic potion. Order discount lioresal "The national interest is not considered in any form, order discount lioresal" says University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato. Order discount lioresal "Everything is left up to an ad hoc decision. Order discount lioresal It's chaotic." That is not an exaggeration. Order discount lioresal Consider this: If you are a Republican, order discount lioresal your vote for the presidential nominee will be worth more in Tennessee than in New York. Order discount lioresal If you are a Democrat, order discount lioresal your vote in the primary will not count in Florida and is unlikely to count in Michigan. Order discount lioresal If you are a Republican in Wyoming, order discount lioresal you probably won't get to vote at all, order discount lioresal since only party officials have a say. Order discount lioresal And it gets worse. Order discount lioresal This election cycle, order discount lioresal a top Democratic candidate shaking someone's hand in Miami before the end of January is breaking the rules, order discount lioresal unless that someone is handing the candidate a check at the same time. Order discount lioresal To put it another way, order discount lioresal Democrats' communicating with voters has been barred in Florida, order discount lioresal but taking money from voters is OK. Order discount lioresal To put it a third way, order discount lioresal the system is not only irrational but offensive to the nation's most basic values. Order discount lioresal "The only way that you can hear a candidate campaign is if you are willing to pay a campaign contribution, order discount lioresal" explains Steven Geller, order discount lioresal Florida's exasperated state Senate Democratic leader. Order discount lioresal "It is astounding." much more at: http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2007/10/08/preside...