With reports breaking earlier in the day that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) had been dis-invited from attending the first Democratic presidential debate, one has to wonder if the DNC is not so much interested in keeping the White House or regaining one of the houses of Congress as they are playing keep-up when it comes to inaction, dysfunction, or flat-out stupidity.
Apparently, Rep. Gabbard drew the ire of Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and the rest of the DNC power structure when she made some comments on MSNBC,regarding the reluctance of the Dems to schedule more debates than the six currently planned, which is becoming an area of contention as of late for the left.
The comments were enough to warrant a phone call from Wasserman-Schultz, the DNC chair, which elicited rumors of being dis-invited or simply being asked to tone it down and avoid creating another divisive issue for the Democrats, depending on who was asked. The bottom line of whether Gabbard was still going to attend (Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has a ticket for her if all else fails).
Speaking to the New York Times, Gabbard went on to say “It’s very dangerous when we have people in positions of leadership who use their power to try to quiet those who disagree with them. “When I signed up to be vice chair of the D.N.C., no one told me I would be relinquishing my freedom of speech and checking it at the door.”
What a mess. With the implosion currently underway in the Republican Party, all the Democrats had to do was sit back, be quiet, and try to complete their goal of ramming the inferior Clinton down our throats (still better than the last time a Clinton was rammed down someone's throat), but no, that wasn't even enough. A perfect opportunity to put on the appearance of being a party cohesive enough to not have much of a trainwreck approaching the debate podiums (by way of comparison), and maybe even be capable of doing some of that governance we occasionally hear about, and Rep. Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC power structure crap on it.
There is a very simple reason the DNC only wants six debates- the less they have to challenge Hillary with anything other than the chance to respond to the opposition, the better. For a candidate to have already had such a ponderous campaign, even with the vast majority of legacy media in the bag for her, the fact the general public perception of her is she's as crooked as a duck's dick should be stressing the DNC out more than the idea of an incredibly weak candidate pool in six nowhere debates. The idea they would schedule the debate during the Major League Baseball playoffs speaks volumes to a party hoping to fly this one under major scrutiny until they see how their chosen one handles answering questions she might not want to answer. Don't get me wrong, it would be great to see her walk away from the podium with her arms out about a third of the way in. Sad part is, even if that happened, Lincoln Chafee would still finish last somehow.
Leave a Reply.
Winner, The Blogitzer
(Best Overall Writing)
2011 Blogger's Choice Awards