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Is Nanny Bloomberg the Latest “Not Bernie” DNC Fave? DNC Changes Debate Threshold, Opening the Door to Bloomberg

Is Nanny Bloomberg the Latest “Not Bernie” DNC Fave? DNC Changes Debate Threshold, Opening the Door to Bloomberg

“Previously, the donor threshold had proved an insurmountable barrier for Bloomberg”

Judge Judy-endorsed former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is running for president because he thinks his gun-grabbing, Big Gulp-banning, job-destroying, massive tax increase agenda is a sure winner against President Trump.  Or something.

Democrats have been rotating “surging” candidates from their over-stuffed clown car for months now.  The increasing alarm among Democrats that socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) could actually win the Democrat nomination has apparently made Bloomberg the “not Bernie” flavor du jour.

The DNC has announced an overhaul of their debate requirements that pointedly addresses the reason that Bloomberg did not make the last Democrat debate stage: the donor threshold.

Politico reports:

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.

Candidates will need to earn at least 10 percent in four polls released from Jan. 15 to Feb. 18, or 12 percent in two polls conducted in Nevada or South Carolina, in order to participate in the Feb. 19 debate in Las Vegas. Any candidate who earns at least one delegate to the national convention in either the Iowa caucuses or New Hampshire primary will also qualify for the Nevada debate.

The new criteria eliminate the individual-donor threshold, which was used for the first eight debates, including next week’s debate in New Hampshire. Bloomberg, the self-funding billionaire, has refused to take donations from other individuals, which has thus far precluded his participation in any of the debates since he joined the race late last year.

. . . . The new rules do, however, open the door for Bloomberg to participate after New Hampshire. Previously, the donor threshold had proved an insurmountable barrier for Bloomberg, who did not want to alter his promise to never accept campaign contributions — which he touts in promoting what he says is his independence from special interests.

It’s almost like Democrats don’t remember, or maybe don’t care, that their last “ditch Bernie” efforts resulted in Bernie supporters staying home on election day or casting protest votes for then-candidate Donald Trump.


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 1, 2020 at 6:54 pm

Fuzzy have you read this? I think the analysis is spot on.

“The Democrat Primary Nomination is Bernie’s to Lose – DNC Club Positions Bloomberg to Dilute…

“The DNC club, the establishment writ large, has tried to advance several candidates to offset the rise of the far-left Democrat-Socialists within the Bernie-AOC group. Their latest effort, aided by their media conscripts was (and is) Elizabeth Warren. However, it ain’t working. The more they attempt to help Warren, the more transparent it is. Inauthentic ‘wokeness’ doesn’t work, Bernie has withstood the effort.

But watch out.

Remember, the only way Bloomberg could launch a late start was with the Club’s approval.

There were multiple motives for the Club to give Bloomberg the nod, but the most obvious was a firewall against the far-left caucus (AOC-Bernie).

Essentially, in case of an actual outbreak/breakout of socialism, break glass – insert Bloomberg.”

    Thanks for sharing this, notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. I don’t read conservative treehouse, but I appreciate the link. 🙂

    Ultimately, though, Bloomberg can never beat Trump and the Democrats know this. His nanny state, anti-Second Amendment, big spending, big government crap won’t play with the general electorate. Democrat primary voters want someone who is not crazy, that’s all it takes (don’t be crazy), to nominate. Sadly for them and joyously for the Trump campaign, they don’t have a single electable candidate. Not. One.

To quote the inimitable Peter Griffin, “this grinds my gears”. Bloomberg has not in any way shape or form earned a position at the next debate, particularly that he chooses to ban donations from supporters. Mike may think self-financing to the exclusion of getting EveryDay Jane and Joe to give $5.00 is a good thing but to my way of thinking, regular folk like to feel invested in their candidate.

Mike hates Donald. Mike thinks he’s better than Donald. But Mike has zero understanding of all us little people. Mike is not going to be the nominee. Period.

    “this grinds my gears”

    Have you listened to that idiot tom styer’s barrage of radio commercials? (He sounds as disingenuous and cynical as Fauxcahontas.)

    In other words, it grinds my ears.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to EOS. | February 1, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Must be more proof of the artificial DNC construct to rig their primary again.

Bernie loses to Trump and drags all the tickets down.

If Bernie loses the nomination for any reason other than getting fewer votes, his followers will sit out the election. At least half off them will. That’s Ross Perot numbers.

    I don’t see how the Dems can risk a capitalism v. communism duel at this point. The commies will surely lose.

    The freaky fringe “revolution” Bernie buds are just silly at this point, and at every point, really, since no American will surrender our right to keep and bear arms. Without the ability to bully and harangue us, the commie left is powerless. Mao had one thing right, political power does come from the barrel of a gun. They cannot take our guns, and we will not surrender them, so the commie left’s worst fear is realized, that the power of the gun barrel is in the hands of the people.

    This isn’t Russia, France, or China circa pre-commie revolution. We are not impoverished and starving, craving anything that we think will make it all better,and we are definitely not going to let crazed commies enter our towns and homes to drag us out and . . . well, we all know history.

    Hmph. The commie hubris is rife, but they are ridiculous little wannabes who crave destruction and are fueled by evil. They cannot defeat the American spirit; they cannot defeat us.

      With life-long independent marxist Bernie poised to prove that the Dems can’t even win their own party’s nomination anymore, maybe they need throw everyone out and start over. The Dems have devolved into open mike night in the WalMart parking lot at the end of Black Friday where everyone is hawking the goods they stole that day.

With Bernie, the electorate knows they’re voting for communism, with any other Democrat, they’re still voting for communism, but they don’t know it.

Eastwood Ravine | February 2, 2020 at 12:13 am

Other interesting news is that the Des Moines Register spiked it last poll before the Iowa Caucuses. They’re not releasing the results, supposedly because it’s based on bad methodology. It could be that, or it could be something else…

That’s real interesting. I personally think they don’t want Bernie to have one final burst of momentum going into caucus night.

    “…supposedly because it’s based on bad methodology.”

    LOL, all their polls are based on rigged methodology…

    We all know why they didn’t release, even rigged the result wasn’t what they wanted.

I have no problem with him showcasing his smug arrogance. It will not play well outside of NYC. His superior attitude of I know better than you will not go over well (worked for someone like that). Wait until he tells the poor that he has to tax them to stop them from making bad choices if they have money to spend on cigarettes, lottery tickets, booze, drugs, Big Gulps, etc. Trump will expose all of this.

I think that “the rise of Bloomberg” is an indicator of the bind in which the Democratic Party finds itself.

My belief is that Joe Biden was (note that’s past tense) intended to become the party nominee. Joe was to be the moderate candidate – a regular guy who wouldn’t be unpalatable for Independents and Republicans tired of all the excitement of Trump and who want a few years of peace and quiet in the Oval Office.

However, it has been becoming obvious for a while now that Ukraine is becoming a real problem for Joe. He might have been able to blow it off, but the Impeachment Hearing just pushed it into the public consciousness too far. It can’t be ignored anymore or easily explained away. Trump would use it like a hammer in the main.

Warren might have been an okay substitute for Joe at one point, but proposing and then refusing to explain funding plans for her healthcare plan, brought her down. She lost the center. She then doubled down on her wild-eye promises hoping that she could compensate for her lost center support by picking up the far Left. She has failed, even after promising prior review with veto power of her DOE nominee …that is prior review by a trans-sexual child. She’s done.

Bernie? The party elite would rather eat a live frog a day until the election rather than see Bernie Get the nomination.

However who does that leave them? Enter Bloomberg. White, mature, Centrist (they think), and with “governing experience”. A Washington “Outsider” so this immune from any perceived sins of the party ala impeachment. Add Hillary, with her foreign policy experience, Chinese connections (Not Russia!) to draw out the base and the Woman’s vote. Shazam! Mike’s yer President!

Q: What’s the difference between brain surgery and DNC debate rules?

A: Brain surgery is way less complicated and the procedure can’t be changed in the middle of the operation.

Changing the rules to allow Bloomberg is the DNC’s latest hail mary to wrestle the primary away from Sanders and to strengthen a hopelessly weak and idiotic field. It’s not that the DNC disagrees with Bernie, they want communism as well, it’s just they don’t want to be as obvious about their intentions.

Just check me on this but wouldn’t Bloomberg just take from or further divide the Biden/Klobuchar/Buttigieg Kane rather than diluting the Bernie lane?

Kane = lane

Good. With Bloomberg as a candidate everyone will finally see what a moron he is.

I thought he was a pretty sharp fella until I heard him open his mouth.

he’s a clown. a lucky and fortunate clown but he wears those shoes nonetheless.