The Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee claims she was disnivited from this week’s Las Vegas bash because she dared to suggest that a single debate might not be enough for the waiting public, who desperately want to hear from their potential Presidential candidates.
According to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who hails from Hawaii, she was just trying to give voice to some of the “lesser” Democratic candidates, like Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, who simply don’t think six is enough to get their points across. But in typical Debbie Wasserman Schultz fashion, Gabbard was quickly dismissed from the “cool kids” lunch table, chastized for wearing pink twice in one week, and uninvited from Debbie’s post-debate sleepover party at the Venetian. Oh, and they probably froze her training bra, too, based on their standards of behavior.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), says she was disinvited from the first Democratic presidential debate after calling for more debates, according to a new report.
“When I first came to Washington, one of the things that I was disappointed about was there’s a lot of immaturity and petty gamesmanship that goes on, and it kind of reminds me of how high school teenagers act,” Gabbard told The New York Times.
“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,” Gabbard said. “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.”
Rep. Tulsi clearly has a lot to learn about Washington and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Although, Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have a lot to learn about how debates work. She’s not Tulsi’s employer, and she can’t effectively bar anyone whose been approved for a seat from attending Tuesday’s debate (Bernie Sanders already offered to sponsor Tulsi in anyway, out of gratitude and perhaps as a whack at the Democratic establishment). She also can’t prevent elected leaders who have regular spots on CNN from voicing exactly what they think. Debbie isn’t able to hand out censures, and if she duct tapes Tulsi’s mouth closed she’s guilty of assault, battery and probably false imprisonment.
Debbie has, of course, tried these methods before to no avail, but it’s a wonder she’s continuing to wield faux power as her employers — the Democratic National Committee — have expressed a lack of confidence in her leadership and fundraising skills time and again. Debbie is skating on thin ice, and throwing shade at Rep. Tulsi isn’t the way to bring her back into anybody’s good graces.