DNC to Change Debate Rules as Gabbard Reaches Delegate Requirement

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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DNC to Change Debate Rules as Gabbard Reaches Delegate Requirement
Hannah Bleau
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) affirmed on Tuesday that the requirements to participate in upcoming Democrat debates will go up — a sign that the DNC will forgo the rule that allowed a candidate to participate in a debate if he or she had a single pledged delegate.
The news coincides with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) gaining a delegate from American Samoa on Super Tuesday.
“We have two more debates– of course the threshold will go up,” DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said on Tuesday.
“By the time we have the March debate, almost 2,000 delegates will be allocated. The threshold will reflect where we are in the race, as it always has,” she added:
We have two more debates– of course the threshold will go up. By the time we have the March debate, almost 2,000 delegates will be allocated. The threshold will reflect where we are in the race, as it always has.
— Xochitl Hinojosa (@XochitlHinojosa) March 4, 2020
The announcement drew heavy criticism on social media, with several users accusing the DNC of shutting Gabbard out of the race.
“God forbid Tulsi gets back on the debate, right?” one asked.
“Funny how you waited, then, to make this change until *after* Tulsi earned a delegate,” another observed. “I’m not sure which I hate more, the DNC for this continued primary/debate rigging, or the voters who will just be good little sheep and vote for your corrupt party anyway.”
Another called the move “utterly corrupt,” and another mused, “Translation: We have to do everything we can do keep Tulsi off the debate stage.”
Gabbard has battled the Democrat establishment over the course of her presidential bid. She told reporters in January that CNN never gave her an explanation as to why it excluded her from its series of town halls with Democrat candidates — candidates including Deval Patrick, whose performance fell below Gabbard’s in the national polls.
The lawmaker also took aim at Karl Rove and Dana Perino on Tuesday over a Fox News segment featuring former President George W. Bush’s deputy chief of staff suggesting that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the only woman left in the Democrat primary race.
“.@DanaPerino I’m not quite sure why you’re telling FOX viewers that Elizabeth Warren is the last female candidate in the Dem primary,” she said, taking a shot at Warren.
“Is it because you believe a fake indigenous woman of color is ‘real’ and the real indigenous woman of color in this race is fake?” she asked:
.@DanaPerino I'm not quite sure why you're telling FOX viewers that Elizabeth Warren is the last female candidate in the Dem primary. Is it because you believe a fake indigenous woman of color is "real" and the real indigenous woman of color in this race is fake? pic.twitter.com/VKCxy2JzFe
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) March 3, 2020

 

20Gauge

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DNC to Change Debate Rules as Gabbard Reaches Delegate Requirement

The news coincides with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) gaining a delegate from American Samoa on Super Tuesday.
“We have two more debates– of course the threshold will go up,” DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said on Tuesday.
Translation: Because we don't want her in the debates. She makes too much sense and will reduce the amount of support for Biden if she is heard nation wide during a debate.
 

Housecarl

On TB every waking moment
The DNC "leadership" is burning their boats in the hope, likely forlorn, that they can hold onto the reigns. I guess the other analogy would be burning the village to save it....
 

minkykat

Komplainy Kat
The DNC "leadership" is burning their boats in the hope, likely forlorn, that they can hold onto the reigns. I guess the other analogy would be burning the village to save it....
Remember, per the great moombah of the coven;
"It takes a village!"
 

Jeep

Veteran Member
The more moderate dems (if any are left) are seeing now how the ultra-left wing is destroying the dimmie party and the country. Hopefully, they will wake up and vote for Trump.
 

Kathy in FL

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I wouldn't vote for her but I like her tenacity. I hope she exposes even more their one sided bullshit.
I hope this cements the cracks in the dems and it shatters them for the next decade with infighting and third party candidates that’s split their voters. That should give us more time to flood the federal courts and definitely get at least one more supreme on board.
 

Blacknarwhal

TB Fanatic
Translation: Because we don't want her in the debates. She makes too much sense and will reduce the amount of support for Biden if she is heard nation wide during a debate.
And he needs all the support he can get. Already the loss of the Bernie Bros is going to cut support by about a third. That's before the reaction to the Bernie Bros' inevitable tantrum once their boy gets shafted again.
 
Down the road both parties will just tell us who to vote for.
I believe that you meant to say, "Both parties will count our vote for us."

"Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything." [attributed to Joseph Stalin]


intothegoodnight
 

Tripod

Senior Member
Rules are not rules if you keep changing them, just wing it that way no one will be surprised.
Mike
 
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