While researching my next story I ran across a story on MSNBC that talked about Republicans in Texas crossing over to vote for Barack Obama in the Democratic primary being held in that state next Tuesday. Some estimates have as much as ten percent of the electorate in the Democratic primary actually being Republicans. In my opinion this is just wrong and if you want to vote in the Democratic primary you should have to be a registered Democrat.
Of course the only reason these Republicans are so enthused about voting in the Democratic primary is because of their hatred for Hillary Clinton and the Clinton family. In fact on one Republican website in the Lone Star state has a posting that reads, “Even James Carville admits that if Hillary loses Texas, Ã¢â‚¬ËœsheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s done!Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Republicans can help make this a reality!!! Just think, no more Clintons in the White House!”. That’s just great, the Republicans are going to help decide who our nominee is going to be.
It’s not just in Texas that this is happening, it has happened all across the country and right here in California. If you are not a registered Democrat you have no business voting in the Democratic primary. I don’t care if you are a Republican or Decline to State. If you aren’t a registered Democrat you should not be allowed to vote in our primaries. Allowing this to happen disenfranchises those of us that are loyal Democrats. Shame on those that have allowed this to happen.