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    DNC officer and rep Tulsi Gabbard disinvited from Democratic debate

    "Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said she was disinvited from the first Democratic presidential primary debate in Nevada after she appeared on television and called for more face-offs."

    "Ms. Gabbard confirmed on Sunday that her chief of staff received a message last Tuesday from the chief of staff to Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the national committee, about her attendance at the debate. A day earlier, Ms. Gabbard had appeared on MSNBC and said there should be an increase beyond the current six sanctioned debates. person close to the committee who asked for anonymity to discuss internal discussions insisted, however, that Ms. Gabbard had not been disinvited. Instead, the person said, an aide to Ms. Wasserman Schultz expressed a desire to keep the focus on the candidates as the debate approached, rather than on a “distraction” that could divide the party, and suggested that if Ms. Gabbard could not do that, she should reconsider going."

    "Ms. Gabbard insisted otherwise. “It’s very dangerous when we have people in positions of leadership who use their power to try to quiet those who disagree with them,” she added. “When I signed up to be vice chair of the D.N.C., no one told me I would be relinquishing my freedom of speech and checking it at the door.”

    Bernie Sanders has graciously invited Ms Gabbard to sit with his contingent at the debate.

    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/firs...-more-of-them/
    Bernie Sanders campaign: Tulsi Gabbard can come with us - CNNPolitics.com

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    if the story is true as told, I agree with Ms. Gabbard and I think she deserves an apology from the DNC.
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    The DNC may well have fucked the dog here, and should be heartily ashamed for it.

    Gabbard is a rising star, some have even said she could end up being a female Obama, only she's also a combat veteran.

    I cannot imagine that someone would have thought they could disinvite her over this sort of criticism and get away with it, but... politicians still surprise me with their stupidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    The DNC may well have fucked the dog here, and should be heartily ashamed for it.

    Gabbard is a rising star, some have even said she could end up being a female Obama, only she's also a combat veteran.

    I cannot imagine that someone would have thought they could disinvite her over this sort of criticism and get away with it, but... politicians still surprise me with their stupidity.

    If she has military experience, then one would assume that she understands the concept of chain of command.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    If she has military experience, then one would assume that she understands the concept of chain of command.
    Because a political party that is in the process of reasoned debate and discussion over its future is just like the military, eh? How about not.

    All she did was represent what a lot of Democrats believe and call for more debates. She did not do so in any particularly offensive or uncalled-for manner.

    The last thing the DNC wants to do is create the national impression that it doesn't want its candidates exposed to internal criticism to the point where people will lose privileges if they speak out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    If she has military experience, then one would assume that she understands the concept of chain of command.


    Exactly.

    To be a good Libnut she should know she has to be a mindless drone lemming who says nothing beyond what she is told to say by the party leaders..........much like many Libnuts here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Because a political party that is in the process of reasoned debate and discussion over its future is just like the military, eh? How about not.

    All she did was represent what a lot of Democrats believe and call for more debates. She did not do so in any particularly offensive or uncalled-for manner.

    The last thing the DNC wants to do is create the national impression that it doesn't want its candidates exposed to internal criticism to the point where people will lose privileges if they speak out.

    If she worked under my supervision, and she decided to appear in television interviews and write the NYT expressing her desire to implement a policy with which I disagreed, she wouldn't be disinvited to an event. She'd be fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    If she worked under my supervision, and she decided to appear in television interviews and write the NYT expressing her desire to implement a policy with which I disagreed, she wouldn't be disinvited to an event. She'd be fired.


    She doesn't work for Debbie Puddinhead Schultz, she works for her constituents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    If she worked under my supervision, and she decided to appear in television interviews and write the NYT expressing her desire to implement a policy with which I disagreed, she wouldn't be disinvited to an event. She'd be fired.
    Well, she doesn't work for the DNC, she's an elected official as both representative and vice-chair. So you're 0 for 2 on analogies.
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