Democrats have painted themselves into a corner.
They have become so obsessed with identity politics that they are absolutely panicked about the next debates, which will feature only white candidates.
Now they are calling on their own party to change the rules.
2020 Dems Want the DNC to Change the Debate Rules
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is leading the charge to convince the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to change its debate requirements for January and February. The New Jersey senator, along with former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro, failed to meet the threshold for the Dec.19th debate.
In order to be on stage, each candidate must have at least 200,000 unique donors and garner at least four-percent support in four qualifying polls or at least six-percent support in two approved early voting state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina.
Booker floated a letter amongst his colleagues, asking the DNC to make the debate thresholds less stringent. One of the arguments he made is that the rules make the debate stage less diverse, especially since Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) dropped out of the race. Both Booker and Castro also failed to qualify for November’s debate.
“While we know this was an unintended consequence of the DNC’s actions, many of the candidates excluded due to these thresholds are the ones who have helped make this year’s primary field historically diverse,” the letter reads.
“Frankly, that unintended result does not live up to the values of our Democratic Party and it does not serve the best interest of Democratic voters, who deserve to hear from and be able to choose among the best our party has to offer.”
The DNC isn’t buying it.
DNC balks at effort to alter debate qualifications
The Democratic National Committee is pushing back against a request from the party’s presidential candidates to change debate requirements to allow Cory Booker and Julián Castro to appear on the January stage.
The letter, sent to the DNC Saturday afternoon, is signed by Booker, Castro and all seven presidential candidates who have already qualified for the December debate…
But the DNC resisted the request in a statement shared with POLITICO: “The DNC has led a fair and transparent process and even told campaigns almost a year ago that the qualification criteria would go up later in the year — not one campaign objected. The DNC will not change the threshold for any one candidate and will not revert back to two consecutive nights with more than a dozen candidates. Our qualification criteria is extremely low and reflects where we are in the race.
We’ve reached the point where Democrats are calling their own party biased and unfair.
What a clown show.