Open Thread: Democratic Debate

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Can you feel the excitement? I’m struggling to escape the yawns.

CNN is trying to hype it by having a bingo game. Whenever anyone mentions any other above subjects, you’re supposed to mark it off. First to fill it in, tweet it with pic to CNN, will get a special congratulatory video tweeted from Anderson Cooper. Gee that should excite you!

Reportedly, Bill Clinton, while in town will not be at the debate, nor will Chelsea who is on the road promoting her book.

Trump will be live-tweeting it, so that will inject a little interest into the debate, that’s likely to be funny. So we’ll keep you informed on that.

Debate will start on CNN at 8:30 EST., updates will be added at the top. My comments will be in parentheses when I’m commenting on what a candidate has said.

It’s of course, completely unscientific, but Drudge Report poll says Sanders won, according to voters.
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Yes, it was ‘collegial’, because that was the plan, it’s a coronation:

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Van Jones: Black Lives Matter won this debate.

CNN focus group: Bernie won, we need a little more socialism.

Luntz focus group: Bernie won!


Oh hell no, Jake Tapper said one of the issues that came up was the “email scandal”. He then amended his term and called it a “controversy”. If whether one of the candidates is a lying criminal isn’t important then we are in deep trouble.

Somehow this isn’t what the public is saying, but clearly the media is trying to give cover here.


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Viewers noticed something about the Democratic candidates:

Haha, perhaps the tweet of the might, from our dear friend, Shaun King
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Closing Statements.

Chafee: I did it on all levels and I have had no scandals. I’m proud of my judgment. I’m running to be a peacemaker. Go to my website.
O’Malley: different debate from Republicans, you didn’t hear anyone denigrate women or immigrants, or because of their religious belief. What you heard was plans to move us to clean energy grid (yadda yadda, b.s.)
Sanders: this is a great country, but with serious problems. We should not be the country that has more income inequality than any other country. We should not be the country that doesn’t provide family and medical leave. Millions of people need to stand up to the billionaire class. Go to my website.
Hillary: what you did see, is that we’ve tried to deal with issues, in contrast to Republicans. You have to ask who has the vision(it ain’t you, babe). My mother said it isn’t whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up. Recession lost a lot, my mission will be to raise incomes. If you work hard and do your part you should be able to get ahead. Come join me and see America’s best days are ahead.
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WaPo: There’s Inequality In Everything, The Rich Even Get Better Breakfast Sandwiches Too…

Damn those rich people! How dare they get better egg mcmuffins! Bernie to protest outside the nearest Mickey Ds

Fed Govt: We Discontinued Pork In Prisons ‘Because Unpopular’. Not So, Says Bernie Kerik, Bacon ‘Hot’ On Black Market


Gee I wonder why they would lie about this? Hmm…

Via Newsmax:

Bernard Kerik was jailed for three years in the federal prison system and doesn’t recall ever being “asked what kind of food do you like” but does remember that bacon was “one of the hot commodities” on the black market among prisoners.

Kerik was addressing a decision by the federal Bureau of Prisons to ban pork products from being served in the 122 prisons it runs nationwide.

A prison bureau spokesman told the Washington Post that surveys found prisoners do not like pork and because of that and the fact that it was costly to serve, the decision was made to remove all pork products from the prison menu.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations praised the move for “facilitating the accommodation of Muslim inmates.”

“I was in the federal system for three years, I was never given a survey,” Kerik, a former New York Police Department commissioner, told “Newsmax Prime” host J.D. Hayworth Monday on Newsmax TV.

“I was never asked what kind of food do you like or you don’t like…. And I will tell you, pork, bacon, was one of the hot commodities on the black market within the prison system.”

“So I’m not sure who they talked to, what survey they took, supposedly. I just don’t see it. I don’t get it.”

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Blatant Media Bias Against Israel Showing Up In Headlines, As Palestinian Attacks Escalate

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Just the latest:
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There have been multiple examples, perhaps the worst being the BBC shortly after this round of stabbing terrorist attacks began.

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Sure sounds like the poor Palestinians were under attack right? Not the truth, that the Palestinian attacked and killed two people, before he himself was killed. The BBC then changed the title multiple times after complaints. Not to mention that at no point in the report itself is it mentioned it was a terrorist attack.

Here’s another great article on the bias.

Harry Reid Slams Dem Disinvited For Questioning Number Of Democratic Debates

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These people are just disgusting human beings, even to their own people and to whomever questions their grip on power…

Via Breitbart:

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is slamming Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), after Gabbard claimed publicly she was dis-invited from her party’s first presidential debate.

“I didn’t know the congresswoman from Hawaii was running for president,” Reid said at a press conference ahead of the first Democratic debate at Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Hawaii’s Gabbard, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, has been advocating to expand the debate schedule.

“I am satisfied with six debates,” Reid said on the issue.

Some Democrats think the short debate schedule favors front-runner Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Martin O’Malley, and others.

“I think this is a simple issue of democracy, a simple issue of freedom of speech and really of invigorating our process here,” Gabbard said this week.

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders, who agrees, invited her to sit with their delegation at the debate.

Draft Biden PAC Running Biden Commercial Tonight Urging Him To Run

Democrats so worried about Hillary’s weakness, they even held a podium for Joe, in the event he decides to come at the last minute.

Via Daily Mail:

Draft Biden, the political action committee publicly urging Vice President Joe Biden to run for president, has released a new, would-be campaign ad just hours before the first Democratic debate in Las Vegas Tuesday night.

The ad came with a $250,000 buy of air time on national cable TV, presumably since Tuesday’s debate is being aired on and hosted by Cable News Network.

Biden, who is said to be still considering a third presidential run, is not expected to attend the debate.

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Planned Parenthood Announces Will No Longer Take Money For Baby Parts

Obama and Cecile Richards

Caught dead to rights.

Via Fox News:

Beleaguered abortion provider Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday it would no longer accept money from researchers for aborted baby parts, citing a desire to defang “an anti-abortion political agenda” in the wake of a series of undercover videos that appear to show the organization profited from fetal organ sales.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards revealed the policy shift in a letter to Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health. Planned Parenthood has maintained it only recoups its own expenses for harvesting and donating fetal tissue, the actual sale of which is barred by federal law.

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DNC Vice Chair: Wasserman-Schultz Lying, She Never Consulted DNC About Number Of Debates


Wasserman-Schultz disinvited her from the debate after Gabbard, the DNC Vice Chair, complained about the number of debates. Popcorn!

Washington (CNN)With just hours to go until the first Democratic presidential debate, a feud within the party has spilled over into public view with Democratic National Committee officials accusing each other Tuesday of not telling the truth.

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said that DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claim that DNC officers were involved in the decision to limit the Democratic debates to six is false.

“I want to make it very clear that the chairwoman had claimed a month ago that she had spoken with, communicated and consulted with officers of the DNC about her decision to limit debates to six and to put this retribution policy in place, this exclusivity clause. And that never occurred,” said Gabbard, a vice chair of the DNC, on CNN.

“I can tell you, speaking for myself, that I didn’t find out about her decision until after the fact. There was no consultation and no communication.”

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Feel The Excitement! Reuters Poll: Most Voters Not Aware Of Dem Debate Tonight

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Certainly not the interest generated by the Republican debates.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite CNN’s countdown clock and special live coverage, more than half of U.S. registered voters are not aware of the first debate between the candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, which the news network will broadcast on Tuesday evening.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,221 adults conducted from Oct. 9 through Oct. 13 found that 57 percent of registered voters were not aware of the debate between the five candidates, to be held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
The lack of awareness had little to do with party affiliation. Only 45 percent of voters registered as Democrats knew of the debate, featuring the candidates for their party’s nomination in the 2016 election.
In the same vein, 16 percent of registered Democrats said they had heard nothing at all about the debate and 34 percent said they had only heard a little bit.

Still, 40 percent of Democrats said they were very interested in their party’s pool of candidates, which includes front-runners Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Another 45 percent were somewhat interested.

“You can feel the excitement building here,” said CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin at an outdoor desk in the Nevada sunshine.

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Ahmed The Clock Kid Visits Mecca, Courtesy Of Saudis, Pushes ‘America Is Islamophobic’

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Would that an IRS person were following all this calculating up all the gifts…

Via Breitbart:

“Clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed made it to Mecca Friday for umrah, the Arabic word for pilgrimage, the portion of his Middle Eastern tour sponsored by the Saudi government. The trip also included the 14-year-old’s parents and other relatives, including one uncle who pushed the Islamophobia narrative.

The uncle, identified by Arab News as Moussa Al-Hassan, asserted: “The ordinary American citizen lives in a state of fear of Arabs because of the American media’s portrayal of him as an extremist terrorist.”

At King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah on Friday morning, Ahmed thanked the Saudi government for its invitation “to visit the Kingdom to perform Umrah and meet his relatives,” according to Ummid, an Indian news organization. Ahmed recycled a comment made to American news outlets, telling Middle Eastern reporters: “It was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it and I got arrested.” He meant his English teacher who became alarmed when the plugged in unconventional looking homemade clock experiment started to beep in her class.

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German Migrants Sues Asylum Center For Not Giving Them Money Fast Enough

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Just innocent needy refugees…

Via Breitbart:

Twenty migrants have sued the Berlin State Office for Health and Social Affairs because they had to wait more than a week to register their asylum cases and receive welfare handouts. They are demanding instant payment.

Germany is struggling to cope with the 1.5 million migrants it expects to absorb this year and those arriving in Berlin often have to wait days if not weeks to be registered at asylum centres.

The group of twenty who have decided to sue claim they have had to wait more than a week. Their “urgent application” has been confirmed by a court spokesman, Die Welt reports.

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13 Year Old Faces Discipline For Wearing T-Shirt To School With ‘Battlefield Cross’

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Watch this kid get more punishment than ol’ Ahmed, and I’ll bet my house that this kid does’t get a White House invite.

Via Military Times:

GRESHAM, Ore. – A 13-year-old boy was told to change his T-shirt or face discipline at his middle school.

Alan Holmes’ shirt included the image of a gun, which school leaders said is not allowed.

But the boy and his family argued the rifle is shown with boots and a helmet, in what is recognized as the battle field cross for fallen soldiers, and is meant to support the troops. The shirt said “Standing for those who stood for us.”

“It’s not standing for violence, I tell you that much,” Holmes said. “It’s standing for the memorial for the soldiers, who have died for us and our freedom, and I 100 percent support them because they’re supporting us.”

In a brief statement to KGW, Gresham-Barlow School District spokeswoman Athena Vadnais wrote “… we have a policy on student dress and grooming. Weapons on a shirt are not appropriate in a school setting”.

Holmes on Wednesday said he was told by the vice principal at Dexter McCarty Middle School to put on a different shirt or face an in-school suspension. Holmes decided to keep the shirt on and call his father to take him home.

Since then the story has spread on social media, and national news organizations are calling the Holmes family.

New Fox Poll: Hillary Loses To Every Top-Tier Republican

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Hillary loses against all the top tier candidates, Biden however fares better, beating most.

Via Fox:

Vice President Joe Biden trails Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, yet he looks more electable than the former secretary of state against top Republicans.

As Democrats prepare for their first debate Tuesday evening, the latest Fox News national poll finds little movement in the primary. Clinton remains the front-runner among Democratic primary voters (45 percent), with Bernie Sanders (25 percent) and Biden (19 percent) behind her by about 20 percentage points. That’s almost identical to where things stood three weeks ago.

Lincoln Chafee, Larry Lessig, Martin O’Malley, and Jim Webb each receive 1 percent or less.

Biden, who has yet to announce his candidacy, was invited to participate in the debate if he were to make it official; Lessig was not invited.

In hypothetical 2016 matchups with top-tier Republicans, Clinton trails all the Republicans tested. She trails Ben Carson by 11 points and Donald Trump by 5 points. Jeb Bush has a 4-point edge over Clinton, while Carly Fiorina is up by 3 points.

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Sheldon Adelson May Back Rubio?


Via Politico:

Sheldon Adelson, one of the Republican Party’s most sought-after contributors, is leaning increasingly toward supporting Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is racing to win the backing of other uncommitted megadonors who have the potential to direct tens of millions of dollars his way and alter the contours of the Republican primary fight.

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Email Scandal: A Cancer On Clinton Candidacy…


Via Politico:

Halfway through her long and humbling summer, Hillary Clinton ran into an old friend who wanted to know how she was bearing up under the pressure of near-daily revelations about the use of her private email server during her time in the State Department. Clinton was unmistakably unhappy.“I am having two problems,” she bluntly told the supporter at a social event.

“On the one hand, I feel like I’m rolling out a lot of substantive programs on issues that people care about. We’re getting one day’s news coverage. But there’s nothing larger knitting it together. We’re not breaking through. … And my team needs to get their act together on the email response.”

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Records Show Ben Carson Not Registered As A Republican Until Last Year…


Although in his defense, he was not registered as a Democrat…

Via The American Mirror:

Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has received a lot of scrutiny for donating to Democratic politicians in the past. But Republican primary voters may be curious to know why one of his chief rivals, Dr. Ben Carson, officially joined the Republican Party less than one year ago.

The American Mirror has obtained several public records that show Dr. Ben Carson, one of Trump’s chief rivals, did not affiliate with the Republican Party until he changed his voter registration on October 31, 2014.

Carson filed this “record update/change” on that date to change his party affiliation to “Republican Party of Florida” — less than six months before declaring his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president.

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CNN Debate Moderator Was Once Member Of Clinton Global Initiative…

New Social Justice Cause For Beta Males: Hating Pornography…

U.S. Embassy Spokesman In Russia Pleads: Stop Blaming Putin For Flight MH17 Disaster…

Pathetic as ever,

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HT: Bridget Johnson

Trump Will Be Live Tweeting The Democratic Debate Tonight…

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Sanders and Clinton have reportedly made a pact not to attack each other in the debate. So why are the Republican debates about attacking each other as opposed to attacking Obama, Hillary and the Democrats?

Via Politico:

Donald Trump may not be on the stage Tuesday night but the business mogul has inserted himself into the Democratic debate anyway.

“At the request of many, and even though I expect it to be a very boring two hours, I will be covering the Democrat Debate live on twitter!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, promising to insert his 2 cents throughout.
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“Someone should inform @CNN that, despite spending millions of $’s on graphics, it is not the Democratic Debate, rather the Democrat[s] D!” he continued. (Some Republicans have long refused to say “Democratic Party,” because they deny that the party is democratic.)

Trump hasn’t been shy about criticizing CNN for hosting the debates, before and after the GOP debate at the Reagan Library Trump commented on the length — three hours — and said they just “milked” it for the ratings.
Hillary Clinton, who will stand center-stage at the debate, tweeted a response to Trump’s announcement: “.@realDonaldTrump Glad you’ll be watching. It’s going to be ‘huge.'”