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Diversity For Thee, But Not For We: Next Dem Debate Will Be All White

Diversity For Thee, But Not For We: Next Dem Debate Will Be All White

No, Elizabeth Warren does not add “diversity”

The number of candidates on the stage is going to look a little bit more normal at next week’s Democrat debate. So far, only five candidates have met the required thresholds for the CNN/Des Moines Register event.

Zach Montellaro reports at Politico:

More Dems face debate chopping block

The Democratic presidential debate stage is set to shrink again next week.

Only five candidates so far have earned spots in the Jan. 14 CNN/Des Moines Register debate in Iowa: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Tom Steyer, Andrew Yang and Cory Booker will all watch from the sidelines unless they see polling surges before Friday’s deadline to qualify.

Faced with this potential winnowing of the field, the Democratic National Committee has come under new criticism — especially from the candidates on the chopping block. They pointed to a smaller number of polls over the eight-week qualifying period — which included lengthy breaks over both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays — and a weeks-long early state polling drought, urging the DNC to make the polling thresholds more lenient.

But the DNC is refusing to budge, calling its criteria “inclusive” and fair. This week could bring a surge of 11th-hour polls, though Steyer, Yang and Booker still face major headwinds to getting back on the debate stage at a crucial moment.

You might think that Democrat primary voters would be happy to see a smaller group of candidates so that the discussion can be more substantive.

For the woke left however, there is a deeply troubling aspect taking shape here.

Quinn Scanlan reports at ABC News:

First Democratic debate of 2020 could feature only white candidates: Critics

With just days left to qualify for the first Democratic debate of 2020, the stage is is so far shaping up to include only white candidates and unlike the last debate, the chances of at least one candidate of color qualifying before the deadline seem slim.

The deadline to qualify for the Jan. 14 debate, set to be hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is Friday at 11:59 p.m. So far, only five of the 14 candidates still running have qualified, and all of them are white: former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren…

Quentin Jones, the founder and executive director of The Collective PAC, a political action committee that works to elect African American politicians, told ABC News that the lack of diversity anticipated for the next debate is “unfortunate.” However, he was optimistic about a diverse Democratic ticket come November.

“There is no way in hell the Democratic party can win in 2020 without having a person of color on the ticket,” Jones said.

Anyone want to bet that at least one participating candidate brings up this issue and laments the lack of diversity represented on stage? My money is on Buttigieg.


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Warren needs to remind everybody that Harvard touted her as their first “woman of color”. Stick with that.

“There is no way in hell the Democratic party can win in 2020 without having a person of color on the ticket,” Jones said.

There’s always blackface.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 8, 2020 at 9:30 am

Diversity = Dem Party’s Dog Whistle for their own Racism!

I identify myself as American, but Liberals will insist in calling me ‘Brown’.
I see nothing wrong with an all White field of candidates. It means nothing beyond the fact that no so called ‘Color’ candidate is appealing enough. If Democrats are so desperate to have another ‘Colored’ President they will need to groom one.

When “diversity” applies to skin color and not thought = the democrat party.

It may “look normal,” but it will sound just as unhinged crazy as always.

IneedAhaircut | January 8, 2020 at 11:22 am

Back in October Warren was rumored to be checking out Andrew Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee who ran (and lost) for Governor of Florida. There’s also failed Georgia Governor candidate Stacey Abrams.

Trump has been quietly courting the black vote, hoping to make inroads into a key segment of the Dem’s base. If the D’s don’t put an African-American on the ticket, you could easily see a repeat of 2016, where many of these voters stayed home.

Color, not character. One step forward, two steps backward. Their conception of diversity is perverse.

The DNC should show their support for Affirmative Action and have a lower polling requirement for candidates of color.

Wow, there’s that spry, young, vibrant leadership the Dems are always praising themselves for having. Bernie’s asking Joe if the the billionaires pay for his Depends like they should. Joe replies he hasn’t paid for his own Dulcolax since he was Secretary of War during the Clay Administration and always had it delivered to the national capital in Honolulu, Spain.

Two corrupt bastards, happy to sell out our country for chump change.

But they have the kind of diversity that counts ..

Far-Left Internet Thinks Mayor Pete Buttigieg Is a Secret Agent

Paired with Bernie .. Detente

The Friendly Grizzly | January 8, 2020 at 2:11 pm

“Get rid of the Jew and the redskin” is now the goal.

Can Spartacus blame anyone else because he’s a lousy presidential candidate? 13% of the US population is black and he can’t break 3% in the pools.

If Michael Bloomberg can qualify for the next debate, midgets will be represented.

Diversity or color judgment, which includes race, sex, etc. Warren is female, thus filling the color quota.

    n.n in reply to n.n. | January 9, 2020 at 12:28 am

    The problem for Democrats is that the distribution of colors in their candidates does not reflect the distribution of those attributes in the population. The diversity doctrine assumes/asserts that this disparity is forced by sexism… genderism… no, sexism. That said, the color spectrum includes race and sex, and etc. is, ironically, diverse as characterized by broad spectrum biases, prejudices, and bigotry.

    n.n in reply to n.n. | January 9, 2020 at 12:30 am

    I wonder what they thought about Obama’s 1 in 10 legitimacy as established by diversity doctrine.

Somehow Amy Klobuchar is still there, despite her polls being in the muck at the bottom of the graph.

She may be the nominee. She is being protected.