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The DNC to change debate requirement to help Michael Bloomberg qualify

February 1, 2020

  Gone are the days when the Democrats and the Republicans hand-pick their nominees in the cliched smoke-filled room, but one thing that 2016 showed to us is that the Democratic party still hand-picks its nominee while giving the Democratic voters the illusion they are participating in the process. The voters wanted Bernie Sanders but the party wanted Hillary Clinton so guess who got the nomination?

  They say that history repeats itself and here we go again because it looks like a scenario much like 2016 is playing out before our eyes and the Democratic primary voters do not seem to have caught on yet. 

  Once again the voters seem to be flocking to Bernie Sanders and once again the party is going to do whatever it takes to stop him. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, two of the most prominent names in the Democratic party, have already  voiced concerns about the Vermont socialist winning the nomination and it is being reported that the former President is set to come out publicly against him.

  And that is not all, just in case lip service alone does not work it is being reported the Democratic National Committee is working on changing the superdelegate rules for the convention once again in order to stop Bernie Sanders.

  It is obvious the Democratic establishment is not nearly as enthralled with Bernie Sanders as the voters are but whom does the establishment want to see win the nomination?

  For a possible answer to that question we might not need to look any further than another rule change the Democratic National Committee is reported to be working on–this time to the criteria for making it onto the debate stage. Here is more on that:

The Democratic National Committee is drastically revising its criteria to participate in primary debates after New Hampshire, doubling the polling threshold and eliminating the individual donor requirement, which could pave the way for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to make the stage beginning in mid-February.

Candidates will need to earn at least 10 percent in four polls released from Jan. 15 to Feb. 18, or 12 percent in two polls conducted in Nevada or South Carolina, in order to participate in the Feb. 19 debate in Las Vegas. Any candidate who earns at least one delegate to the national convention in either the Iowa caucuses or New Hampshire primary will also qualify for the Nevada debate.

The new criteria eliminate the individual-donor threshold, which was used for the first eight debates, including next week’s debate in New Hampshire. Bloomberg, the self-funding billionaire, has refused to take donations from other individuals, which has thus far precluded his participation in any of the debates since he joined the race late last year.

  According to the article linked above there are only three candidate who have met the criteria and while Michael Bloomberg is not one of them at this point we all know the polls can be manipulated to squeeze him in. (Interestingly enough, and on a side note, these rules would make the debate stage much more white, straight, and male.)

  I think it is obvious the Democratic establishment is not enamored with any of the candidates to this point and it looks like they want to open the pathway for somebody else, and Bloomberg just happens to have billions of dollars at his disposal and he is not afraid to use it. The Democratic party appears ready to help him spend it and all of you Bernie Sanders supporters who did not fall in line the last time are about to be abandoned by the party yet again.

  The Democrats do not care who the people want, they  believe they are smarter than the voters and they are going to make the choice for the people, and in the end they know the voters have nowhere else to go.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. peter3nj permalink
    February 1, 2020 8:46 am

    This morning for shits and giggles I’m tuned in to CNN. Potential democrat voters are being interviewed as to their candidate choice and reason for their preference. It’s scary listening to these individuals. I’m all for passing an IQ test in order to vote. Of course no one was asked the burning question: How do you feel about Bloomberg’s attempt to buy the nomination which will render your preference null and void?

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  2. MaddMedic permalink
    February 1, 2020 6:26 pm

    Wonder how much Bloomberg paid the DNC?
    Oh wait!!
    That does not happen!!

    Liked by 1 person


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