DNC comes up with plan for Debate participation

Here we go boys and girls.

DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery

Democratic candidates for president or their representatives will be involved when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) does a lottery to determine who stands on stage during the party’s initial two-day debate, DNC Chairman Tom Perez told The Hill in an exclusive interview.

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Perez insists every candidate will be treated fairly.

So DeBlasio makes the prime day one stage and Biden doesn't?

Oh, and Zion Williamson has dreamed of playing for the Pelicans since he could shoot a basket...

Please raise your tables, put your seat backs in the upright position, prepare for Impact or maybe landing in the Water.

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Determined by independent poll or better yet, no debates until after New Hampshire and Iowa. Top five vote winners or fewer if less than five get 10%.

EDIT; And REAL debates! Not joint press conferences with different questions for different candidates!

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moneysmith's picture

right? Right????

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Hell is empty and all the devils are here. William Shakespeare

EdMass's picture

@moneysmith
Decades of investigating the Mob yielded no evidence that the Numbers Game was rigged. Then of course the States stepped in and declared State and National Number Lotterys, AOK!

Move on, Nothing to see here.

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Prof: Nancy! I’m going to Greece!
Nancy: And swim the English Channel?
Prof: No. No. To ancient Greece where burning Sapho stood beside the wine dark sea. Wa de do da! Nancy, I’ve invented a time machine!

Firesign Theater

Stop the War!

detroitmechworks's picture

Thanks DNC, every day and in every way you make me glad I quit watching your show a couple seasons ago. Now I just have to hear about it, and I'm frankly amazed your writers still have jobs. Brand recognition goes a long way, I guess...

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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"If it please the court, we are a private corporation with no legal nor ethical obligations to anybody to be fair or honest and we can rig our candidate selection process in any way we please." Oh yeah, anybody giving odds that Bernie & Tulsi & Warren & Gravel all 4 make it?

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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Biden or Kamala should be our candidate - you have 5 minutes - go".

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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With no end in sight.
What better way to discourage people from even voting.
They should just come out and say it publically, "We are in total control, resistance is futile, go back to grazing, we will let you know when we want more wool".

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@earthling1
triumphant re-election.

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because by shear coincidence Biden will win the lottery in every debate, which means he will talk, which means his numbers will drop.

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"I cannot ignore reality, but I can embrace beauty." -- magiamma

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@WoodsDweller

DNC doesn’t live there anymore. Cue the shell shocked party hacks staggering around the day after the election saying, “What went wrong?”

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Lily O Lady
Even some loyal and somewhat moderate are starting to throw up their hands and resign themselves to 4 more Trump years, it is going to be hard for the Dems to unfuck their chances.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

chances unfucked. OMG Trump must be a great fundraiser. And though “Hamilton” has been ridiculously popular with Dems, they really worship the portrait of Franklin.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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they'll blame in 2020? The Russia thing is getting old. China? North Korea? Iran? Or maybe "Palestinians living in the rubble of their homes hacked us and paid trolls $$ to post pro-Trump ads!" Fool

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
~Rumi

"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

"I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 1000 ..."

Anyway, bizarre as this scheme is, I'm not sure I'm opposed, "assuming" the lottery is handled fairly, to the satisfaction of the participants. If we see a decent split between the top-polling 6 or 8 candidates (currently, sanders, biden, warren, harris, o'rourke, buttigieg are consistently > 1 or 2%) across the two dates, then they might accomplish what they claim they are trying to accomplish, which is to avoid having either of the two debates identified as the "real" one.

The larger problem, of course, is that these "debates" are fraudulent and childish mockeries of authentic political argument. The responses are canned and platitudinous, and if asked a question whose answer is not in the pre-written set, the candidates just choose the one that's closest, or possibly one that is peripherally related, but makes a point they especially want to make.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

@UntimelyRippd
Hillary standing there and doing the ole coin flip.

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@UntimelyRippd

then write a book about it

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@Shahryar n/t

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
~Rumi

"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone