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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/11/2020 9:38:31 AM

Washington — The next Democratic debate set to take place in Phoenix, Arizona will be held without a live audience due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the Democratic National Committee and CNN announced Tuesday. (Snip) In addition to nixing the live audience, CNN, which is hosting the debate with Univision, said it decided to eliminate the press filing center and spin room, where candidates and campaign surrogates speak with reporters following the debate. "CNN's top priority is the safety of our employees and community members. This extends to guests planning to attend or cover our debate on March

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I guess the 'debate' will be two old coots sitting in rocking chairs. Which one will doze off first?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: justavoter 3/11/2020 9:44:09 AM (No. 342847)
Really not much change from the previous ones.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 3/11/2020 9:49:27 AM (No. 342851)
They know that their young employees have minimal risk....the most vulnerable people in the room are their two favorite candidates, who are nearly octogenarians.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Daisymay 3/11/2020 9:54:03 AM (No. 342857)
The question is, who will be the person to slip the answers to Biden before the Debate. If he doesn't have the answers written in front of him all bets are off! I think Bernie will run rings around Biden in that case!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40 3/11/2020 9:57:40 AM (No. 342860)
BTW. What kid of name is Xochitl Hinojosa? I suppose after a Barack Hussein can be President - twice, anything is possible. Looks to me like another diversity signaling.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 3/11/2020 10:07:22 AM (No. 342870)
#4, I think its Mexican.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: reefdiver 3/11/2020 10:08:51 AM (No. 342873)
Outside of airports, how much audience does CNN have anyway?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 3/11/2020 10:09:11 AM (No. 342875)
Also true for no TV viewers. Although I may watch to see if Biden’s dentures fall out again.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator 3/11/2020 10:11:02 AM (No. 342877)
The Max Headroom debates
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Reply 9 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 3/11/2020 10:11:29 AM (No. 342878)
#5 Aztec. Because nothing says “supporter of women” like cutting out a virgins beating heart and sacrificing it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Highlander 3/11/2020 10:13:53 AM (No. 342883)
Reply 4: “Xochitl Hinojosa” is a combo Aztec-Spanish name. In short, it’s a mini history lesson to us “oppressors” that her great, great, ... great grandmother was raped and impregnated by a Conquistador, and we’re never to forget that snippet of imperialistic history.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird 3/11/2020 10:21:27 AM (No. 342891)
OP gets it right. This was to be a town hall format. Now, with no town. We’ll be watching anything else… no more test patterns, but we’ll find something...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: southernboy 3/11/2020 10:22:19 AM (No. 342892)
They couldn't come up with an audience so they decided to make it a requirement that there not be one.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: hammondb3 3/11/2020 10:25:31 AM (No. 342894)
So... will they run this with a sufficient delay to allow for Biden's incoherent responses to be edited on-the-fly?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mizzmac 3/11/2020 10:34:32 AM (No. 342901)
Lack of human interaction in this case may not do a thing to impede exposure to COVID19, but it WILL lessen the impact of exposure to Joe Biden's senility.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: His_Highness 3/11/2020 10:35:23 AM (No. 342902)
The next Democratic debate? If there is one, it will be held without a viable candidate.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: seamusm 3/11/2020 10:37:16 AM (No. 342905)
Just another sit-com with canned laughter. George Carlin reminded us that laugh tracks often contain recorded laughter from people who have since died which is perfectly appropriate in the Dem debate context.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Quigley 3/11/2020 10:51:14 AM (No. 342916)
Next dimokkkrap election to be held without voters.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: snakeoil 3/11/2020 10:59:29 AM (No. 342919)
Out of concern for Virus Fill in the Blank let's cancel the 2020 election and declare PT POTUS for life. Works for me. There is no limit to numbers of things I know nothing about. And medicine is certainly one. But I know a little about history. When I was young there was no cure for polio. But the country wasn't shut down. Nobody quarantined FDR.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone 3/11/2020 11:01:04 AM (No. 342920)
Chances are there will not be a debate, as that would further expose Biden’s diminished cognitive abilities as Sanders can be very argumentative.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/11/2020 11:05:49 AM (No. 342923)
They don't need the voters either. The dem establishment has picked their candidate. They do NOT want Bernie. The primary is over. The only question is how will Bernie react? Probably negotiate a payoff and make nice. Will his supporters be OK with being left hanging again? Maybe. Dem voters seem to enjoy the abuse. They keep coming back for more.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 3/11/2020 11:07:06 AM (No. 342925)
They mean venue audience, right? As far as I'm concerned, there's no audience watching the Joe and Bernie snorefest.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles 3/11/2020 11:08:45 AM (No. 342928)
Without a live audience, who will watch the debate?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/11/2020 11:17:49 AM (No. 342938)
Will Biden even be aware there is no live audience? Wait for him to begin berating the "audience" and challenging them to push ups because they aren't applauding...
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 3/11/2020 11:20:44 AM (No. 342943)
The Dem election will be held without an audience, too.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: BigTimeTrumper 3/11/2020 11:38:27 AM (No. 342956)
CoronaVirus being used as a ruse and protection racket for the Media Communistas to censor any adverse communication re OBiden, Obama, and Their Deep State stooges...to try to drag the corrupt ones back into power before they have to face the truth, have it revealed to the American people and thus be exposed to the jail cells....we're going to authorize FISA with penalties for abusing it while ignoring the most obvious past abuse by the above CROOKS!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 3/11/2020 11:41:25 AM (No. 342961)
Good point, #8. I managed to find this video of Biden prepping for the debates. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52uxxyEy0E
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Reply 27 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 3/11/2020 11:53:47 AM (No. 342969)
Nothing like this was ever even mentioned when H1N1 was killing 12K people in North America. Because, of course, OBAMA was President. This is all BS to slow the economy to portray Trump in a bad light. It's a completely politicized media manufactured non-crisis.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 3/11/2020 12:05:41 PM (No. 342991)
Well, most of their campaign events are being held without violating Wash State's 250 person rule, so this won't be much different.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: HotRod 3/11/2020 12:14:16 PM (No. 342998)
Last I heard, TV cameras don't get infected with or spread a virus. ''Uncle'' Clyburn doesn't want Biden exposed to voters.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: udanja99 3/11/2020 12:38:18 PM (No. 343030)
So it can be edited to make Joe look like he still has a brain.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: hisself 3/11/2020 12:56:11 PM (No. 343055)
It would be a better debate without participants!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/11/2020 1:37:05 PM (No. 343104)
Please televise it. I will be watching.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet 3/11/2020 2:00:29 PM (No. 343139)
It would be fitting to use a laugh track for this sitcom!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 3/11/2020 4:13:11 PM (No. 343294)
And only 4 days away....I can hardly wait!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: bighambone 3/11/2020 10:05:08 PM (No. 343601)
Well if the so called debate turns out to be a love fest between Biden and Sanders you will know that the fix is in with Sanders being paid off to quit his campaign and go along with Biden and the Democrat establishment.
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