Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Anti-Democratic US Democrats

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is in the news for challenging the Democratic National Committee & DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). The DNC has limited & monopolized Presidential candidate contact: any debating elsewhere will be barred from all remaining of the official six debates (the Republicans have 11).

Gabbard argues to bar unsanctioned contact is ludicrous -- we must instead encourage more interaction with and among candidates, more public discussion on key issues, and more accountability. Gabbard was 'disinvited' from attending the 13 October Democratic Presidential Debate in Las Vegas.

This scandal has grown from the debacle of 15 Jan 2008 (link) disinviting candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) from a key Presidential debate (also discussed here - link). That debate eventually featured Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) & Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) -- None of these scumbags complained of antidemocratic manipulation. They jumped through the lovefest hoops, smiled, lied and colluded. Same shit today.

2008 Democracy Censored:  The Ugly Truth