Clyburn calls for shutting Dem primary down, canceling debates after Biden surge

| March 11, 2020


Biden and Clyburn

House Majority Whip James Enos Clyburn, (D-SC) and other Democrat power players are calling for an end to the Democrat Primary process and naming former Vice President Joe Biden as the Presidential candidate for the party. Their reasoning? His lead over Bernie is insurmountable, and there is no reason to continue.
This, of course, would enrage the Bernie supporters, who would see it as a repeat of the 2016 betrayal by the Dems to support Hillary at Bernie’s expense. It was her turn, after all. From the article:

By Ronn Blitzer

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., appeared ready to call off the Democratic primary race Tuesday night and declare former Vice President Joe Biden the victor.

In a conversation with NPR as the results were coming in, Clyburn – who already has endorsed Biden – said that if Biden were to sweep the six contests, it would be best for the party to put an end to the primary race, debates and all.

“I think when the night is over, Joe Biden will be the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination, and quite frankly, if the night ends the way it has begun, I think it is time for us to shut this primary down, it is time for us to cancel the rest of these debates,” Clyburn said, “because you don’t do anything but get yourself in trouble if you continue in this contest when it’s obvious that the numbers will not shake out for you.”

Clyburn wasn’t the only party elder ready to put an end to the primary brawl.

“This is all about November, these voters want to shut this thing down,” famed Democratic strategist James Carville said Tuesday night on MSNBC. “Our mission as a party is to defeat Donald Trump.”

All well and good. The reality, of course, is the Dems are terrified Joe will melt down on national TV in a debate with Bernie, and want to limit his exposure to the public as much as possible. He’s already been reduced to seven minute public snippets, and still manages a gaff or two. The loss of his mental facilities are sadly plain to see, and will bring into question his ability to lead the most powerful country on the planet.

Read the rest here: Fox News

Category: 2020 Election, Democrats, Politics

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    This gonna be great.
    Sorry to keep repeating myself but..
    This is gonna be great.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Well the verbiage isn’t exactly what you typed, however, the thought it there and that’s what counts.

      First thing I thought of.

  2. chooee lee says:

    Please do, give all a break. I’ll bet he wishes he could cancel the debates wwith Trump.

  3. Fyrfighter says:

    “because you don’t do anything but get yourself in trouble if you continue in this contest and keep showing the voters who you really are, and what you really think of them.”
    FIFY…
    I don’t know which I’d rather, the dims pissing off all the “Bernie bros” now, and letting the riots begin, or watching Joe implode, and the dims waiting till the convention to piss off the free shit army of Bernie… Honestly, I think that the closer to the general election that the riots start, the better for President Trump and the country, as there won’t be time for people to forget which side wants to “burn it all!”…

  4. Commissar says:

    They are trying to protect Biden. If he stands on a debate stage one on one with Bernie there is a good chance his campaign will collapse.

    They limited his last town hall to seven minutes and he still managed to make a fool of himself.

    I did not think Trump could win this year. But I also did not think democrats would choose Biden.

    The DNC establishment is full of extremist morons.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Holy crap, this has got to a be a first, but everything but your second to last paragraphs are based on fact and logic, and with that in mind, I actually… gulp… agree with you!

      Can’t believe I can actually say that..

    • Poetrooper says:

      Bernie just made a speech in which he carefully laid out all the questions he plans to ask Biden in the Sunday debate. The cynic in me says the Sanders campaign is plotting that Biden will now be heavily coached on those questions.

      Then, when, or even if, Bernie does ask those telegraphed questions, they will be interspersed among questions he did not announce and be worded in an entirely different syntax from the way they were announced so as to confuse the easily confounded Biden.

      With Biden as befuddled as he is, it should work beautifully. No one ever said you Kamerads aren’t devious, Lars–terribly wrong about everything, but devious nonetheless.

    • Sparks says:

      What about when Biden stands on a debate stage next to Trump? Talk about popcorn time!

    • ArmyATC says:

      The Dems couldn’t win with Bernie either. The Democratic Party is a dumpster fire behind an abortion clinic.

      “The DNC is full of extremist morons.”
      There, fixed it for you.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      YOU crowed in many a post that President Trump would not even make it halfway through his first term in Office because of Russia, then the Mullet (*OOPS!*, Mueller) Report, then Ukraine…

  5. Skippy says:

    I find it stunning that Biden is running
    After what happened in 2016
    But the DOJ has a hands off
    On dirty politicians so par for the course
    Big Media is all in to get him elected
    No matter what the cost

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Yeah, I’m not holding my breath for it, but I am hoping that after he’s reelected that President Trump cleans house at the FBI and DOJ, and turns them loose on all the criminal activity that has been blatant (and even admitted to on tape) since at least the first day of the Zero admin.. (and uch longer in relation to the clintons)..
      Not saying it’ll happen, but a guy can dream, right?

  6. Haywire Angel says:

    Based on the video I saw with him and the auto worker, he looked like he was almost going to hit the man. Dementia can cause aggressive behavior though. AR-14! AR-14! 100 rounds LOL

    • Fyrfighter says:

      No doubt! Though sadly, the union “leadership” is probably coming down on that guy, making sure she doesn’t get OT, and just generally making life difficult for him. The big unions are corrupt rackets that are 100% in the tank for the dems (they know who butters their bread), and care not a whit for their workers, other than the dues they provide, to keep said leadership “in the manner to which they have become accustomed”
      As a member of a union for almost 30 years, I have been on the receiving end of such treatment for pointing out hypocrisy from our “leaders:

      • The Other Whitey says:

        I had a bizarre conversation with my union rep last year about their bullshit political endorsements. He’s actually a good dude outside of the union crap, we worked together as engineers a few years ago before we both made captain, and I like the guy, but this had me going, “Dude, what the fuck?”

        I stated my opinion that the union shouldn’t be making political endorsements at all, but if we do, it should be put to a membership vote. Why? Because our several-thousand-strong union was/is going balls-deep for Gavin “I’ll Bang Anybody’s Wife and Spend Anybody’s Money Except My Own” Newsom (spit), despite less than a quarter of our membership being democrats (if that) and maybe a dozen folks in the entire department being willing to vote for that guy under any circumstances. He himself wouldn’t piss on Newsom if he were on fire!

        First he gives me the boilerplate about “pro-labor democrats,” to which I replied, “Bro, 1956 was a long goddamn time ago. Democrats have been ratfucking our salary, benefits, and budget for years.”

        Then he hits me with “We need a friend at the top. He’s already said that he’s coming after our retirement next year.” I couldn’t believe my ears. I had to ask if he had just heard himself. The degree of mental gymnastics in those two sentences was beyond my ability to comprehend. Never mind how it proved my point that Newsom isn’t “pro-labor” in any sense that benefits us.

        They take a disturbing amount of money from my check every month (before I ever see said paycheck), but have no interest in giving me any say as to how it’s utilized. The worst part is, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. You either get screwed by the boss, or get screwed by the union. The only real difference is that the union sweet-talks you as they shove it up your ass with no lube. Whether that makes a difference is up to you.

        • Fyrfighter says:

          Change a couple names, and that’s an almost perfect transcript of the conversation i had with my rep. The major difference for me is that the rep I was talking to is not, IMHO a good guy at all. He spends all his time hanging with the chief, and is much more concerned about his relationship with him than the welfare of the line guys, especially one who doesn’t toe the union line.

          • Cameron K. says:

            Sounds like he’s a brown noser in the first degree.

            • Fyrfighter says:

              without a doubt, though unlike many brown-nosers, he’s convinced of superiority.. (kinda like a seagull??)

          • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

            Mine pulled the same shit two years ago… the never ending “DA MAN is keeping our AZZEZ DOWN” bullshit.

            “DA MAN” is the DONKS… and sucking their cocks with union money hasn’t fixed a damn thing in decades.

        • Dennis - not chevy says:

          I’ve always said, “Two things I don’t trust Governor Newsom (Governor Hairgel, the Gavin of Nuisance) with are my wallet and my wife”.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Sounds like they need to throw a Red Flag gun confiscation order on Joe Biden. A mentally challenged senior suffering from delusions threatening a stranger. The guy should file for a protective order.

      • Sparks says:

        When you gotta throw open the backdoor and unload a couple of barrels…well then you just gotta go Biden it!

    • Berliner says:

      But I need my magazine with 100 clips in it! Joe says I don’t!

      Dementia has come a knockin’ and Joe has answered the dooor. LOL!

  7. Roh-Dog says:

    Joe ‘I love kids jumping on my lap’ Biden for prefsaybent 20huhtweener!
    I’d like to wake up from this coma now.

  8. The Other Whitey says:

    After Quid Pro Joe threatened you assault a Michigan voter who called him on his bullshit in front of multiple cameras yesterday, they probably just want to wrap it up before he does any more damage. They’re also keen on screwing Bernie Sanders (who deserves it) and Tulsi Gabbard.

  9. OWB says:

    It’s getting a bit boring a this stage of the game. But, they can select their candidate any way they want to do it. Just sad all around though.

  10. Fox showed Bernie at 1PM speaking about his up coming debate with biden among other things.

    • UpNorth says:

      Bernout is going to drag this out as long as he can. Can’t wait to watch Pervy Joe melt down, again.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        And who knows what will happen outside of the convention hall when the DNC makes it official…

        • Fyrfighter says:

          I’ll take “Bern-outs rioting” for 1000 Alex

          • The Other Whitey says:

            It will be a “peaceful demonstration.” With hundreds of people sent to the ER with concussions, fractures, stab wounds, and blunt force trauma, mainly to the back of the head.

            • Fyrfighter says:

              Yeah, only women and children will have wounds to the front, since the antifa (bernie bro) pussies don’t have the balls to confront a man head on.

            • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

              Don’t be forgetting the urine bombs, bags full of feces and the “flaming tampons of death” being thrown by the “peaceful” crowds dressed in black attire…

          • Mason says:

            It’s what they do. Kids at some university yesterday rioted when they were told to go home. Campus closing due to coronavirus concerns. Read that again. Kids were rioting(!) because they were told not to go to school for a bit.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          Yes, “People of Tolerance” further proving that Liberalism is a Mental Disorder!

  11. 5th/77th FA says:

    None of this surprises me, not.at.all! The swamp rats are rushing to the complete destruction of the demonrat party, one way or another. And that is not a bad thing. ‘Specially if they take the republirats with them. The powers that be that have controlled the demonrats for all of these years were/are gonna have their way come hell or high water. NOBODY that they kept trying to foster off on the voters had a snowballs chance in hell of beating Trump, except maybe the Tulsi Gabbard chick. And she was screwed because it is not “her turn.” If they had of gotten behind her from the beginning, she mighta woulda coulda give daTrumpster a good run for his money. Bernie shoulda, woulda, had oughta known that the dims were NOT gonna let him get the nomination, even tho he was trying to make nice with the black female wanna be socialist/raciss Stacy Abrams. People seem to forget that Trumps real campaign hasn’t even got started yet.

    I cross my fingers that when Trump is re-elected (and he will be) that the true draining of the swamp and locking up of the critters there in will start.

    • OmegaPaladin says:

      Tulsi was not woke enough for the base, and not corrupt enough for the bosses. DOA.

      She’s still a democrat and still wrong, but she does not hate the other half of the country.

      • Mason says:

        The Democrats really lost a legitimate chance with her. She would actually be very electable. Sadly though she didn’t kiss the ring of Clinton. She also didn’t espouse severe hatred for the country and a yearning desire to destroy everything good about it. Oh well.

        It’ll be great fun to watch Biden v. Trump. I bet after a single debate they make up some bullshit about how Trump is a bully and Biden won’t dignify him with another debate.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          “Sadly though she didn’t kiss the ring of Clinton.”

          As well as those elsewhere in the D-rat swamp, but I bet that Das Hildebeast is still plotting how she could still get back in the ring, it’s so obvious that she think the presidency is owed to her.

  12. SFC D says:

    I understand what the DNC is trying to accomplish here, they’re trying to keep Joe from shooting himself in the foot anymore. My question is… can they just issue a decree that Joe wins, we don’t need anymore primaries? Is that legal?

    • AW1Ed says:

      They just changed the debate rules to exclude Tulsi. It’s their party and they can, and will, do what they want.

  13. Sparks says:

    Okay, so have any of the Dems used the Covid-19 as a reason not to gather for a convention? (Too lazy to watch the news.)

    • Combat Historian says:

      Not yet, but Hunter Biden is using COVID-19 as an excuse to delay his appearing before a judge in Arkansas to clarify his net worth and arranging child-support payments to his sugar-baby…

  14. AW1Ed says:

    Joe’s Greatest Hits!

    Joe Biden tangling with voters: A look at his most explosive moments
    By Tyler Olson

    Fox News Link

    • Hondo says:

      Speaking of Joe’s Greatest Hits, this comes to mind. Although in Biden’s case, maybe is should be “Joe the Senile Lion”. (smile)

  15. Ret_25X says:

    You have to love the left. If they are not winning, they want to change the rules so they do. If they lose anyway, they bring out hoaxes and violate the rights of citizens to change the outcome.

    Seems oddly familiar, doesn’t it comrades?

  16. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    Don’t let a good crisis go to waste some Democrat said. Why not use the Covid-19 to cover Joe’s forgetful ass and close up shop already.

  17. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    I am waiting to see what gets offered to Bunko Bernie to step aside.

    He received his Dacha last time. He may be going for Biden-level Veep grift, but the saner folks at the DNC won’t let him be the next-in-line to a walking 25th A case like Biden.

    So they will buy him off again, probably with more discretion than “hey look at that Mansion that sold for cheap”, but likely much bigger.

    His loon-flock will get stiffied again.

    This is the man who was cast out as too lazy for hippies.

  18. Harry says:

    “The loss of his mental facilities are sadly plain to see, and will bring into question his ability to lead the most powerful country on the planet.”

    No question about it – he can’t do it. Anyone who votes for this demented degenerate is just as addled as he is.

    • Harry says:

      And one more thing – watch him pick Hillary as his running mate. If they win (they won’t – this election will make the Mondale/Ferraro loss look razor thin) he will drop dead within six months, and her delusions of grandeur will become reality!

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        She probably just has him declared unable to function under the 25th.

      • Ret_25X says:

        He is more valuable to the party as a tottering old fool and Hillary isn’t likely to be the pick, although I would not be surprised.

        No, his mental state is what attracts the dems to his candidacy. The idea that they could have a president unable to resist their wildest desires to build gulags, kill, steal, rape, vandalize, and destroy is just too delicious to pass up.

        He represents their best chance to turn the USA into Yugoslavia circa 1948.