'Definition of a Rigged System,' Says Sanders Campaign After DNC Changes Debate Rules for Billionaire Latecomer Mike Bloomberg
February 1, 2020 at 5:54 PM - Views: 69 #260080WhattheheckParticipant
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“DNC changing the rules to benefit a billionaire.”
After debate rules were changed in favor of allowing billionaire Mike Bloomberg to join the candidates onstage vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign hit back, calling the decision emblematic of the corrupt political system the Vermont senator has centered his run for the White House on defeating.
“To now change the rules in the middle of the game to accommodate Mike Bloomberg, who is trying to buy his way into the Democratic nomination, is wrong,” Sanders senior adviser Jeff Weaver told Politico. “That’s the definition of a rigged system.”
New statement from Bernie Sanders senior adviser Jeff Weaver on DNC debate rules: “To now change the rules in the middle of the game to accommodate Mike Bloomberg, who is trying to buy his way into the Democratic nomination, is wrong. That’s the definition of a rigged system.”
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) January 31, 2020
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced Friday afternoon that the criteria for making the debate stage will no longer include a requirement about individual donors—allowing Bloomberg, whose campaign is largely self-funded, to join the candidates if his polling numbers reach the new threshold.
“DNC changing the rules to benefit a billionaire,” tweeted Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir. “I much prefer Democrats being a grassroots party. And under Bernie Sanders, that’s the way it will be.”
February 1, 2020 at 6:29 PM #260098Bernie 4 2020Participant
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If it isn’t the GOP covering up for Chump, it’s the corrupt democratic establishment morons rigging an election. All signs point to a corrupt democracy.
The only way to stop it is to get off your ass, and vote. Become part of the revolution. You’ll feel better that you did.
I'm done, It's over for now. It was nice meeting all the cool people here.
February 1, 2020 at 10:39 PM #260211Optimus2Participant
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I wish someone would do a youtube channel or twitter thing that tells everyone not to give a thin dime to the DNC until they drop super delegates all together. 10,001 votes for a 1% group and 1 for each of us is fascism.
Until all are one.
February 1, 2020 at 6:50 PM #260109HassleCatParticipant
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There is something like a debate about this on another site. Many people welcome Bloomberg because he could defeat Trump. This makes me want to violate Godwin’s law and ask, “Would you allow Hitler into the debates?” But I’m afraid of the response.
February 2, 2020 at 12:40 PM #260482EnthusiastParticipant
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This is the very definition of a rigged system.
I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".
February 2, 2020 at 11:15 PM #260833whispersParticipant
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The DNC has done everything it can to alienate voters. I want them to fold. I want them demolished. I want a Progressive Committee of Integrity, not this garbage committee which does NOT represent nor support its constituents. This committee has no integrity! I am so sick of these establishment liars and cheaters. I am a bit simmering when I think of all the ways they screw the voters, especially progressives, Bernie, and Tulsi, too.
February 3, 2020 at 4:03 PM #261123D503Participant
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They really MUST want another term of the the buffoon. Alienating the Left is the same tack HER used and it failed. BIG.
No one I know wants another fucking billionaire representing them in the WH(well, except for the trumplickers).
Wondering how much he paid to get into the debates? If he was serious about changing the nation, put his $$ behind BERNIE!
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Asimov; "If you push something hard enough, it will fall over." - Fud's First Law of Opposition
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