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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:05 PM

Vice chair of DNC accuses Debbie Wasserman Schultz of lying about consulting on debate schedule Rea

Vice chair of DNC accuses Debbie Wasserman Schultz of lying about consulting on debate schedule


The head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has been caught in a lie, and some powerful Democrats are calling her out on it.

Vice chairman R.T. Ryback and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard both claim that Wasserman Schultz's statement that she consulted with members of the DNC when she decided to hold six Democratic debates is "simply not true," and Gabbard is questioning the chairman's judgment and her ability to continue in her position.


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/10/vice_chair_of_dnc_accuses_debbie_wassermanschultz_of_lying_about_consulting_on_debate_schedule.html

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Reply Vice chair of DNC accuses Debbie Wasserman Schultz of lying about consulting on debate schedule Rea (Original post)
FlatBaroque Dec 2015 OP
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #1
CoffeeCat Dec 2015 #4
jeff47 Dec 2015 #5
CoffeeCat Dec 2015 #2
Betty Karlson Dec 2015 #7
CoffeeCat Dec 2015 #8
Betty Karlson Dec 2015 #9
ismnotwasm Dec 2015 #3
Betty Karlson Dec 2015 #6

Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:14 PM

1. Debates, bad for Sanders and the complaining continues.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:18 PM

4. The debates cause money to pour into Sander's campaign

It was like a spigot of cash was turned on and rained money into Sander's coffers.

Those debates galvanized and energized his supporters.



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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:19 PM

5. If more debates are bad for Sanders, why aren't you advocating for more debates? (nt)

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Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:15 PM

2. But you know what...their little, third-rate schemes are not affecting Bernie...

Limited debates. Debates during times when people won't watch. Media favoritism of Hillary and Bernie barely being covered by the media.

These things aren't working.

Clinton's crowd sizes at her last Iowa rallies:
--Ft. Dodge, Iowa--200
--Living History Farms, Urbandale Iowa--200
--Waterloo, Iowa--400
--Iowa City 300-400

Bernie's crowd sizes at his last Iowa rallies:
--Dubuque, Iowa--2000+
--Waterloo, Iowa--1450
--Mt Vernon, Iowa--1125

The campaign season hasn't peaked here in Iowa and won't until Jan. Sanders is within 9 according to the "gold standard" of polls, Ann Selzer's Iowa poll. The Clinton camp must be in full meltdown mode.

This is the reason for the hysteria we see.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:22 PM

7. I had missed the information about Ann Selzer's poll.

 

That explains a lot. Thanks for bringing it up.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:48 PM

8. I'll do an OP about it...

There are scads of articles about Selzer's impeachable polling results. Both Democrats and Republicans hold their breath until she releases her Iowa poll. Because Iowa is the first state to vote, it's important. The Iowa Poll shows the campaigns exactly where they are. Selzer's methodology is based on science. She uses the registered-voter rolls and only polls likely caucus goers.

This way, her sample captures younger voters, first-time caucus goers, Independents who will cross over into the Dem/Rep camps to caucus. This is why Selzer predicted the 2008 caucus results and many other races.

If I want to know if an Iowa poll is valid, I compare it to Selzer's results. If they're far off, I know their methodology is screwed.

Bernie being behind by only 9--before the peak Iowa campaign season--is absolutely devastating to the Clinton camp. So much happens during that final push. It's crazy season, and it's when most Iowans solidify their final choice.

Here's a video of Selzer discussing her polling, as well as Bernie's path to victory (which, interestingly, is the same path to victory that Obama took).

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2015-11-13/it-s-not-over-for-bernie-sanders-in-iowa-ann-selzer

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:50 PM

9. I look forward to your OP. thanks in advance. eom

 

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Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:16 PM

3. Americanthinker?

Really?


I get that conservative sources are de jour on DU these days, but this one is pretty bad.

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Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 12:21 PM

6. DWS is so biased, she will tarnish the Democratic Party for generations to come.

 

This desperate attempt to make one candidate win at all costs is an expression of just how hollow and visionless the Third Way really is.

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