Democrats Nervous after Viewing SC Debate

2020 February 26
by bc3b

You probably read that Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, moderated by Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, went out of control early and never recovered. Democratic presidential hopefuls were talking over one another and interrupting each other. It was Bernie Sanders night in the barrel. The audience was booing and cheering throughout the evening, even as candidates were speaking.

Democratic leaders were upset and the Democratic voters are becoming nervous about the field of 2020 candidates.

Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan called the fiery debate in South Carolina overnight a “disgrace” and chided the Democratic candidates for trying to destroy each other rather than debate the issues.

“It was a disgrace,” Dingell, who has deep ties in the Democratic Party and in swing-state Michigan, said Wednesday. “It was a circular firing squad. They’re forgetting about what we need to be focused on.

“They’re contributing to the fear and hatred in this country. I’m sure Russia and China were delighted at their performance.”

A CBS poll shows how frustrated Democratic voters have become after viewing Tueaday evening’s metldown.

At the opening of Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Anthony Mason touted a new poll conducted by the network immediately following Tuesday night’s chaotic Democratic Debate. The survey of “Democratic debate watchers” found that 47% felt “nervous” about the field of 2020 candidates after watching the free-for-all.

“I was worried about you up there,” Mason remarked to fellow co-host Gayle King, who served as one of the debate moderators. “The gunfire was going in both directions and everybody had to duck,” he added. King agreed: “I know, Anthony, there was so much incoming, a couple of times I’m like, ‘Okay, alright, everyone. Senator, Senator, Senator.’”

Moments later, Mason noted: “In a CBS News poll after the debate, nearly half of viewers we spoke to said they were nervous about the candidates. Almost the same amount said they were optimistic.”

In the poll, respondents were asked to “check all that apply” when confronted with a series of adjectives to describe their feelings about the debate: 47% felt “nervous,” 42% felt “optimistic,” 25% felt “inspired,” 25 % felt “excited,” 16% felt “pessimistic,” and 13% felt “uninspired.”

Another interesting finding was that 69% of viewers thought the candidates spent more of their time “criticizing each other” rather than “making the case for themselves.”

After the poll findings were repeated early in the 8:00 a.m. ET hour, King turned to 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson and wondered: “Bernie Sanders entered the debate as the frontrunner. After last night’s performance, does he remain in that position, do you think?”

In response, Dickerson seemed to channel some of the nervousness of Democratic viewers:

I think so. They all discovered he was the frontrunner in a way….And it felt like one of those disaster films where somebody rummages through the drawer throwing anything….and that was part of the problem, is it was a diffuse kind of yelling at Bernie Sanders….Nobody was able to really prosecute the case against Bernie Sanders….And if you’re unable to stop him, then it’s a good night for him, even though in the aggregate it was a night full of kind of messiness for Democrats.

Things must be bad for Democrats when the media are comparing a debate among the candidates to a “disaster film.”

Hat tip: Fox News and

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35 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 February 26 4:34 pm

    Senators: quick we need a distraction… let’s all blame Trump for the kungflu today instead of focusing on debate last night. 😉

  2. 2020 February 26 4:40 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Saw this:
    “Joe Bribem remains in the lead in Georgia and South Carolina. Bloomberg leads in Florida and Oklahoma. Klobberherworkers leads in Minnesota. Sanders leads in about 15 other states. (Princess Spreading Bull might place in Massachusetts).”

    Joe Bribem is OK and I really like Klobberherworkers LOL

  3. 2020 February 26 4:55 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yes, I see a pattern …
    The day before President Trump placed common sense restrictions on travel, the New York Times reported, “While officials scramble to contain the crisis — the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency and the State Department issued a ‘do not travel’ to China advisory — fears over the dangerous outbreak have fueled xenophobia. And the wave of spreading panic has, at times, far outstripped practical concerns.”

    Thus the Times was more worried about xenophobia than it was about thousands of people dying from a communicable disease. That is the Times track record. In the 1980s it was more worried about homophobia than it was about AIDS; after 9/11 its main concern was Islamophobia.

  4. 2020 February 26 5:31 pm
    bc3b permalink

  5. 2020 February 26 5:40 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Continuing BC, titanic theme ….

    [John Smith to the passengers and crew] I like to welcome you aboard to the maiden voyage of the HMS DNC. We will be cruising at maximum speed but please be vigilant as we do expect some choppy weather on this voyage. Rest assured that this Party is unsinkable and we have plenty of life boats in any case.

    We will be serving cocktails and free entry tickets to the next debate. Please be sure to observe the proper decorum before you arrive. Please see purser Bloomberg for any of your financial concerns and airtime slots.

    [From the crew, unknown] Brrrrrtttt!

  6. 2020 February 26 5:43 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan called the fiery debate in South Carolina overnight a “disgrace” and chided the Democratic candidates for trying to destroy each other rather than debate the issues.”

    LOL! Debate the issues? The Dims have not debated the issues since intersectionality became a ‘thing’. Why debate issues when you can just scream RACIST to anything you don’t like?

  7. 2020 February 26 6:18 pm
    justrand permalink

    Drdog: “. Why debate issues when you can just scream RACIST to anything you don’t like?”

    Bingo! Most Leftists have forgotten how to express a full thought, let alone debate. They got extremely lazy during the Onama presidency (and in the year prior). You could win ANY argument by simply pointing at your opponent and screeching: “Racist!” Game-Set-Match

    Then Trump came along and didn’t give a damn what they called him…and lots of regular folks became emboldened too.

    Now someone pointing and screeching: “Racist!” is just as likely to be met with laughter! 🙂

  8. 2020 February 26 6:27 pm
    justrand permalink

    Following on my last comment. What Trump did for lots of people was show them that it was ok to fight back. (Folks here already knew that)

    Which reminds me of an old movie about Belleau Wood during WWI. Everyone on the Allied side was in full retreat when the Marines showed up. In the movie they show the scene where Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC, has just been ordered by the French to retreat. He responds “Retreat, Hell! We just got here.” The movie then switched to the German perspective. The German General asks his aide why the Americans aren’t retreating? The aide replies: “I don’t think they know they are supposed to!”

    Everyone has expected Trump to retreat…the man doesn’t know how.

  9. 2020 February 26 8:08 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Trump took Pelosi to the cleaners tonight in his presser. After being criticized by the speaker for his response to the beer flu, he said she was the incompetent one, that she had lost congress once, and was well on her way to losing it again. He said she was insulting the professionals working on the problem, and dividing the country when she should have been cooperating in a bipartisan effort. With her, everything is political. Crying Chuck too.

    They need to join the fight or get out of the way.

    Love that guy. He fights, and has no time for their bullshit.

  10. 2020 February 26 8:28 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A bingo! for Mullet on #9. Being political on a public health issue should at a minimum be a censure if not expulsion.

  11. 2020 February 26 9:21 pm

    reddit has taken over The_Donald today, booted moderators and said new mods must be chosen from their own approved list, and refuse to let it be deleted (I guess so they can effective highjack it).

    New gathering spot

  12. 2020 February 26 10:22 pm

    Cracked me up (but got someone banned for posting).

  13. 2020 February 27 5:23 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Be paranoid? Never! — — Except when they are out to get you!

  14. 2020 February 27 7:12 am
    justrand permalink

    It is truly amazing how desperate the Democrats are…they and their lap dogs (the media) are ROOTING for the corona virus, hoping they can turn it into Trump’s “Katrina”. By all accounts Trump is mobilizing resources well, and his early actions (limiting air travel from China, etc) may have bought America some time.

  15. 2020 February 27 7:21 am

    For these dog pecker gnats there is no redoubt,
    Like lemmings from the tundra they are flitting about,
    Perhaps it’s time to call the orkin man,
    Lest these ditch carp loonies embarrass their klan,
    There is no limit to the flatulence they spout.

  16. 2020 February 27 9:18 am
    drdog09 permalink

    IP is on a roll…. another good one!

  17. 2020 February 27 9:20 am
    Eph permalink


    Please don’t mention the markets anymore

    -The Management

  18. 2020 February 27 9:27 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Just passing on an observation someone related to me.

    If Bernie the Breadliner is the front runner right now; then why are the moderates who are not making the cut to the debate stage staying in?

    Answer: To trigger the Super Delegates. No single Other-Than-Bernie candidate will apparently beat him. Yet, as a group they can deny him a delegate win on the first ballot. Bernie needs to acquire ~1900 ballots on the first pass. Lacking that option it is essentially a brokered convention ala the Super Delegates for the second time for the Dims.

    Funny bit? I think it will be delivered to the candidate who will actually have the fewest committed delegates at the convention — Bustem-Against-the-Wall Bloomberg. The DNC is sucking canal water about donations and only Bloomberg can self fund a Presidential campaign.

    Count the votes? Hah, count the Benjamins.

  19. 2020 February 27 10:22 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #16 –

    The same is true with the economy. The Democrats and the lapdog media have been hoping for it to crash since Trump became president. They are interested in one thing – power. They couldn’t care less about the future of the country or the welfare of the American people.

    That’s why Trump deserves so much credit. He has been fighting the left, the media and traitorous RINOs like Mittens for 3+ years and he’s WINNING.

  20. 2020 February 27 10:29 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #20 –

    Based on the Nevada delegate count (48 delegates = 36 committed & 12 super delegates), 25% of the delegates in Milwaukee will be super delegates. Let’s assume Breadline Bernie has 40% of delegates going into Milwaukee and Mini Mike has 30%. Defections from Lie-A-Watha, Slow Joe or Petey Boy coupled with the super delegates can give Mini Mike the nomination. They we can pop some corn, uncork a cool one and watch the fun unfold. Hopefully the Milwaukee Police have good insurance.

  21. 2020 February 27 1:56 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Biden shows strength in South Carolina:

    The last primary without Mini Mike.

  22. 2020 February 27 2:02 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Marine Commandant Banishes Confederate Symbols:

    Will he ban black power flags and paraphernalia? Rainbow flags? Socialist paraphernalia?

    Earlier this week General Burger said one of the Marine Corps’ greatest problems was “not enough female infantry officers.”

    Bigger wusses than the Air Force? You tell me! We were wusses. Some of the toughest members of my unit were WAFs … ugliest too.

  23. 2020 February 27 2:42 pm
    Eph permalink

    If the markets keep tanking Bernie will win come November

    King Eyore AND Eph!

  24. 2020 February 27 3:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

  25. 2020 February 27 4:47 pm

    26 – Seconded.

  26. 2020 February 27 5:20 pm

    overshadowed by the market dump – btw russia and turkey now shooting at each other (and not via proxy) inside syria – Lucy is again stupidly begging for us to get involved (when we should be staying as far away from it as possible) – another thing that could cause a loss in the fall.


  27. 2020 February 28 3:12 am

    5:10am dowfutures -519, another brutal day ahead?

  28. 2020 February 28 7:38 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Prediction: this will keep coming up.

    The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout operation in the history of the Service Employees International Union,

    The union’s campaign will span 40 states and target 6 million voters focused largely in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to details of the plan shared with The Associated Press. The union and its local members will pay particular attention to two key urban battlegrounds they believe will play a defining role in the 2020 general election: Detroit and Milwaukee.


    Voters in Florida, Michigan and Colorado are threatening to sue their states after an independent organization discovered that each has counties with unusually high voter registration rates — in some cases, they found more registered voters than actual people eligible to vote.

    The organization’s findings revealed that 27 counties in Florida have voter registration rates above 90 percent, well above the national average, and seven counties with rates higher than 100 percent. Michigan had 18 counties above 90 percent and one above 100 percent, and Colorado had 19 above 90 percent and five above 100 percent, the group said.

    In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won Colorado by a relatively slim margin of 2.8 percent. President Trump won Florida by 1.3 percent, and Michigan by just 0.4 percent.

    A Wisconsin court recently put that state’s voter roll purge on hold, as opponents argued the effort targeted voters in Democratic areas in a bid to suppress turnout.

    The American Civil Liberties Union says cleaning up voter rolls can be a responsible exercise but some states have used it as “a method of mass disenfranchisement, purging eligible voters from rolls for illegitimate reasons or based on inaccurate data, and often without adequate notice to the voters.”

  29. 2020 February 28 8:09 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Thy brain engaged, they voter reg card in hand, thy butt in line on a single day, thy hand on a paper ballot, thy marks thereupon, thy leaveth. News at 11 a week from now on the whole event.

    This government functioned just fine for half of its existence not knowing who would be president for at least several weeks after the polling was done. Can we not do as well? This instant-results-and-analysis bs is killing us.

  30. 2020 February 28 8:19 am

    Looks like soros and his billionaire but boys are busy shorting key industries in order to encourage panic selling, thereby hurting trump?

  31. 2020 February 28 8:24 am

    34 – Wouldn’t be the first time, esp now, gotta get those end of the month statements to look like shit while people are paying more attention during tax season. Just a thought.

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