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DNC Stabs Sanders and the Other Presidential Candidates in the back With Bloomberg-Favoring Debate Policy Change

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The DNC is doing as most Bernie Sanders supporters expected-- they are rigging the game to hurt Bernie and help their pick for candidate, who now, with Joe Biden falling fast, looks to be Mike Bloomberg.

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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.

Clearly, this gives Bloomberg a massive advantage the existing rules did not give him. My guess is he pulled a Hillary and bought the DNC-- not literally-- but he probably gave an eight figure donation.

The problem with this duplicitous DNC move is that it also screws all the other candidates who were in the race-- particularly the ones who were kept out of one or more debates because they did not meet the criteria.

My guess is that the neoliberal, centrist DNC and Democratic leadership are litterally Sh*tting their pants with the looming victory of Bernie Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire-- and not only victories, but victories that will prove that the pollsters have been doing something to undercut Bernie with lower positives than he really should be getting.

Consider that this is just one cut of a thousand cuts that the DNC and the Democratic leadership will be inflicting on Bernie.

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I think it would have been hard to rationalize keeping someone who's polling at 4th or 5th place and climbing, no matter how he got there - as long as it was legal. By Iowa, he might be at 3rd place if Warren keeps sinking.

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Hi, Scott. The election At this point still presents a possibility of doing more damage to positions of some of the worst punkpublicans in Congress. ( Where the super popular presidential candidate has broad coattails. )

DRAFT TOM HANKS (or Kevin Costner or George Clooney!) " You may think I'm a dreamer and... Unfortunately I probably am!)

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I think that as long as the DNC exists in its current state, there is no way Bernie Sanders will get the nomination. To the extent that he may be afflicted by some unfortunate mishap.

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Especially with Hillary in the mix.

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This little 9 min. essay is not hope-filled, but it's real.

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Hence all the emphasis on voting--like having toy steering wheels in our hands as the train careens off the rails. Even as many wish to give the internet to the state, to protect us from all that fake news, dontcha know. Go for it, Elizabeth (.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/31/warr-j31.html).

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I don't know all the facts but clearly it's unfair to change the rules in the middle of the game.


As was mentioned it is unfair to all those who didn't qualify earlier.


As regards Bernie, nothing with the DNC surprises me. I will of course vote for whomever becomes the Democratic candidate... that being said, as a staunch Bernie supporter I have given the DNC notice that I don't like their practices and I won't donate through them to any candidate... even Bernie.


Any contributions of any kind I make will be to candidates directly.


I believe Bernie can beat any candidate the Republicans field, and I hope the DNC doesn't engage in past behavior.


Republicans have just shredded the constitution. Donald Trump allegedly messed with the elections (according to all our security agencies... though has been found innocent or will be on Wednesday.


Are the Dems any better if they interfere in the primary process??

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"Are the Dems any better if they interfere in the primary process??"


I think they answered that question in 2016.

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Oh great; another billionaire in power.. dictatorship by any other name. But what else to expect from the DNC. I never had, nor never will, support either of these corporate monopoly parties. That said, I will vote, from important local elections all the way up to filling in the name of the candidate I most want in the write-in section of the presidential race.

Sanders should have run as an independent; did he learn nothing from last time? Yet he stupidly remains obedient to the DNC; which ruins his credibility. If he stood up to them, he would win by a lot more votes.

I will "throw away" my presidential election "vote" again - been doing that for almost 50 years now - because there is no real choice under US corporate/billionaire dictatorship - but I WILL vote. And I will wave my middle finger in their corrupt faces by once again "electing" a write-in candidate. At least I will be doing something with my voice and vote, rather than sitting on my hands, not voting at all, and whining and complaining.

Local and state elections and the initiative process are where we still have some power. Use it or lose it. This is no time to sit on our hands.

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Bernie can't run as a third party candidate, which is why he's running as a Democrat. With closed primaries that don't allow independents to vote and a MSM that marginalizes alternative candidates, the system is rigged.

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And didn't he say in 2016 that he saw what happened to Ralph Nader's independent campaign?

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The push behind Michael Bloomberg in this 2020 presidential campaign goes beyond the DNC and their quest to maintain control of corporate dollars pouring into their coffers, but has much deeper significance in the future of not just our nation but the World as the agenda we have been on requires at a minimum a puppet in the White House who will carry out the orders handed down by the "group" better known as the Deep State.

Initially, it was the view of the DNC that Kamala Harris would be that individual as she had shown a propensity toward taking orders. Joe Biden was cast as the "leader" early on and the plan was to have Harris end his bid through a pre-rehearsed script as she displayed in the 1st debate. In the 2nd debate, however, she displayed a lack of ability to function off-script and, being exposed, her run soon ended.

Then, Pete Buttigieg, young Rhodes Scholar, and possible Bill Clinton prote'ge', was escalated and the media propagandists began promoting him. The Rhodes Scholar program promotes Globalism and One World government. The program has close ties with the Tavistock Institute and the brainwashing techniques researched and developed there. Bill Clinton, a Rhodes Scholar, visited Buttigieg while he was in that program. It may seem coincidental that Clinton and Buttigieg share the same "smooth-talking", used car salesman, ability. One can only say, "Beware!"

The majority of people see through the used car salesman and the DNC then had the media propagandists focus on the Chameleon Elizabeth Warren who has a history of changing her colors depending on what group she is talking to along with a desire to do whatever to her seems to be the best for her career. It appears her many plans seem to be running out as she is slipping in the polls.

That's where Bloomberg enters as, possibly, the last hope to sideline Bernie Sanders who would slow down the agenda of those moving toward a one government world.

Time will tell whether the majority of people realize the importance of this election. If they don't we will continue our downward spiral as a nation succumbing to those we do not elect and who have absolutely no accountability to the well-being of our people.

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So properly and wisely expressed, my good friend, Dennis.

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My understanding of the "deep state" is that it's simply bureaucrats, who are slow to change and carry on in their current direction regardless of changes in elected politicians. Maurice Strong understood this and determined that he could be more effective in pushing his agenda through bureaucracy than by seeking political office.

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The Deep State is led by a group of well-positioned individuals who have the same agenda A New World Order- One Government World. The group's successes depend on their remaining in the dark while their agenda is being played out by those taking orders, therefore, it is extremely difficult to combat.

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I'm well aware of the Club of Rome and Maurice Strong's part in it, specifically the decision to promote global warming as a looming catastrophe to motivate popular acquiescence to international control. His prodigious networking ability was put to "good" use in having Kofi Annan appoint him to work on UN environmental policy and set up UNEP (later the IPCC). Crafty devil that he was, he guided the perverse use of scientists to give cover to the political machinations of the IPCC. And he's been hailed as an environmentalist. Yes, he was a strong proponent of political environmentalism, the totalitarian ideology so well documented by Drieu Godefridi.

So I knew how that fit into the deep state, but I wasn't familiar with the many other connections in the diagram you linked. I'm still reluctant to call this a conspiracy, but there's no doubt some powerful groupthink is at work. It seems likely that most (or all) of the players think they're virtuous; truth is assumed by the self-righteous.

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While it's obvious how eliminating the individual donor requirement helps Bloomberg, I don't understand how he or the DNC expects him to meet any of the new criteria. Who supports him but the corporate misleadership?

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Assuming Bernie is sidelined, what about a national movement to write him in?

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I still don't grasp the Sanders phenomenon? If one researches how he has enriched his family over the decades of his public service, this is not the type of politician for POTUS. The current IMPOTUS already enriches his children; Ivanka made 83 million last yer.

Been hearing a lot of chatter on Sanders supporters and their extreme ideas that don't mesh with mine. I certainly don't want to see AOC and the Squad providing advice, when they have skeletons in their own closets.

I have considered several candidates, and Mike Bloomberg is one of them. He's running on his accomplishments as mayor and a businessman, far more successful than tRump. Not asking for donations is most ethical too. Will not be beholden to any special interest groups.

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Reply to Dennis Kaiser: Dennis I think you nailed it - except when you say "the majority of people see through the used car salesman and the DNC". I know a lot of highly educated folks who still drink the Kool Aid. And the DNC is clearly planning to throw Bernie under the bus again.

What if there were a reliable poll showing the number of people who would abandon (the ghost of) the Democratic Party if real numbers showed there were enough of us to support a third party candidate to bury the Dems, at least on the Federal level? Although the system is rigged against this, we are entering a period of deep and significant transformation. How would this be accomplished?

It may be naive to think this could happen in time to beat Trumpty Dumpty in November, but that's no reason not to start. What choice do we have?

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Yes, #FollowTheMoney - Bloomberg is 'loaded with cash' and New Yorkers 'bended their laws' so he could be their mayor over and over again. He was an established Democrat and a Republican as well and he can be 'tough as nails' when he's in charge. The DNC may have found their man, while #FeelTheBern keeps on chasing a DNC nomination that alludes him (in 2016) just as 'he reaches the threshold' of success - of course his running strong and sure on an Independent Ticket might have gotten his millions of true supporters to just 'write him in' for their president.

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Actually he bribed all members of the NYC Council with millions to get his term extended. Money is power.

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...as in "Who will rid me of this meddlesome socialist?" God forbid!

It's starting to look like there's nothing that Democratic Party elites won't stoop to in their determination to impose their choice on the American people. The ancient Greeks called it hubris, a punishable crime under Solon's law, given to the Greeks in 594 BC. But why was overweening pride then seen as more than a personal character flaw? Solon understood that hubris--the inordinate pride and presumptuousness that sometimes infects people with too much power--leads them inevitably to an unwarranted sense entitlement, a dangerous overestimation of their abilities, and overstepping personal and legal boundaries and the limits of their authority, with disastrous results for the polis as a whole. If, in recent decades, there has been one thread that runs through those events that have brought us the collapse of American democracy and the birth of fascism, I think it would be hubris. I can conjure numerous examples of this in our recent and contemporary history, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) being the most obvious. After all, if Noam Chomsky can gain brilliant insights by observing our world from an alien's perspective, why can we not also find new and useful ways of seeing ourselves from the perspective of ancient Greek lawgivers? It's an interesting thought experiment worth trying.

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$hrillary appears to be in the employ of her long time buddy, Donald Trumpf. No other possible explanation.

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