Talk about taking your ball and going home
This is not a good look for Democrats.
According to The Daily Caller, the DNC will not play the RNC in this year’s annual Congressional softball game.
The long-standing tradition has always been an opportunity for parties to put politics aside for a little fun and camaraderie.
Sources at the RNC told TDC that Democrats are focused on the midterm elections and as a result, won’t have time to make play this year:
Despite being a time-honored tradition going back many years, the DNC is refusing to play the RNC at this year’s annual softball game.
RNC sources tell The Daily Caller that they were “stunned” when Democrats abruptly pulled out of the good-natured game between leadership and staffers at opposing political organizations.
The game was an opportunity to put aside the partisan bickering and come together in friendly competition. The decade-old tradition typically ended in staffers having a drink at a nearby bar.
RNC sources familiar with the decision said the DNC told them that “all our players are out in the field this year. We won’t be able to play.”
In the past, good-natured bets would be made between RNC and DNC leadership. In 2014, Sean Spicer and former DNC spox Mo Elleithee made a bet that Mo would shave his head if the DNC lost and Sean would swap Twitter avitars to the DNC logo if the RNC lost.
Right smack in the middle of a party-wide identify crisis and desperate to flip seats in the upcoming midterms, it makes sense the DNC has prioritized the RNC game off the schedule, but it’s disappointing to see one of the few purposely non-partisan events kicked to the curb because of politics.DONATE
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