By Steven Tavares
The San Francisco Democrat also called the open primary system “stupid” and vowed to elect “ real Democrats—liberal and progressive Democrats.”
Late Friday Burton told reporters he believes President Obama can garner at least 53 percent of the vote in California without doing a thing, but vowed he would deliver the state to Democrats in 2012. In a lighter moment, the gruff Burton jokingly chided the singing protesters who paid $78,000 to regale Obama last week in San Francisco. “They pay $78-grand, they can come back and insult me,” reported the Sacramento Bee. “They can take a dump in my salad for $78-grand."