Woe unto them that anger the Democratic National Committee — for they shall be separated for hereafter from the realm.

Finding herself in just this situation is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

Because in the July Democrat presidential debate she humiliated comrade candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Criticizing her over her record as California attorney general on criminal justice reform, the death penalty and the war on drugs, she embarrassed and demeaned her.

Attacking Ms. Harris for having locked up thousands of people for marijuana possession and then laughing about it when asked whether she had smoked pot herself, she said Ms. Harris kept inmates in prison past their sentence “as cheap labor for California.”

She said Ms. Harris supported state laws saying parents whose children were found to be habitually truant in elementary school could be prosecuted, even though it would disproportionately affect low-income people of color.

She told Mr. Harris that “when you were in a position to make a difference, you did not. The people who suffered under your reign as a prosecutor, you owe them an apology.”

Ms. Harris’s poll ratings tumbled.

Thus, because she enraged progressives who threw money at Ms. Harris, Ms. Gabbard may be expelled from future Democrat presidential debates.

Decreeing Ms. Gabbard persona non grata, the DNC, arbitrator of the debates that would never take sides (overlook what it did to candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders running against Hillary Clinton) says candidates must obtain polling results of 2% or more in four separate “approved” polls.

 Writes Jersey City, N.J., journalist Michael Tracey at RealClearPolitics:

… her poll standing in New Hampshire, currently places Gabbard at 3.3% support, according to the RealClearPolitics average as of Aug. 20. One might suspect that such a figure would merit inclusion in the upcoming debates — especially considering she’s ahead of several candidates who have already been granted entry, including Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, and Andrew Yang. But the Democratic National Committee has decreed that the polls constituting this average are not sufficiently “qualifying.”

What makes a poll “qualifying” in the eyes of the DNC? The answer is conspicuously inscrutable.

She has polled at 2% or more in two polls officially deemed “qualifying,” and surpassed the 130,000 donor threshold on Aug. 2. While the latter metric would seem more indicative of “grassroots support” — a formerly obscure Hawaii congresswoman has managed to secure more than 160,000 individual contributions from all 50 states, according to the latest figures from her campaign — the DNC has declared it will prioritize polling over donors. In polls with a sample size of just a few hundred people, this means excluding candidates based on what can literally amount to rounding errors: A poll that places a candidate at 1.4% could be considered non-qualifying, but a poll that places a candidate at 1.5% is considered qualifying.

Perhaps Ms. Gabbard will appear and debate. If she doesn’t, it’s because she displeased the DBC.

(9) comments

David Collins

It appears that the “all inclusive progressives” are not quite as all inclusive as advertised. In this day and times, imagine that. Like a bunch of adolescent schoolyard kids with bullies in the mix. Silliness personified.


DeadBolt

Here they are! [ https://www.memeworld.com/ ] Enjoy! ps. this one can't be censored by facebook, or google, etc. [wink]


NC-Native-Son

Eureka! I've got it!







Since Trump looked up at heaven and declared himself as "The Chosen One", it has become obvious to me that Trump's Base worships him as a deity.


David Collins

A deity? Whew, you guys don’t know a sarcastic joke when you hear one. You all are so completely up tight and eat up with hate there are no boundaries to what you believe. Just so it disparages the President is all consuming. What are you going to between 2020 and 2024 ? Explode ? Of course you could book a seat on the first trip to Mars. By the time you return, if you return, it all will be over. You will also find out that Trump has already constructed a hotel on the red planet, just for folks like you.


dc

Yep, even the ding bat that appointed the Ds to do a failed coup and in the end said he didn't obstruct said he has a great sense of humor. Some folks just don't get it and never will.


DeadBolt

END OF THE WORLD: Newark Residents are Fed Up With Crime and Corruption | CORY BOOKER CALLED OUT [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdyMcba5_r0 ]


NC-Native-Son

I get all my major news from youtube.


DeadBolt

Think you been on the Criminal News Network a few too many times. (vs. ACTUAL FOOTAGE taken in public spaces). I suppose 'denial' runs deep in your core? [yawn]


DeadBolt

MSNBC Finally Apologizes [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68LXVcAuOU4 ]


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