Some Democrats finally got their wish.
It was previously an unthinkable situation.
But Democrats took Joe Biden’s name off the ballot for this mind-blowing reason.
Florida Democrats canceled the state’s presidential primary out of fear Joe Biden could experience an embarrassing showing.
Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips – who is challenging Biden in the Democrat primary – blasted yanking away the ability of Democrat voters to make their voices heard as an act straight out of authoritarian countries like Iran.
“Americans would expect the absence of democracy in Tehran, not Tallahassee,” Phillips stated. “The intentional disenfranchisement of voters runs counter to everything for which our Democratic Party and country stand. Our mission as Democrats is to defeat authoritarians, not become them.”
Phillips added that canceling the primary amounted to a “blatant act of electoral corruption” and called on Biden to “condemn and immediately address” the Florida Democratic Party disenfranchising the state’s voters.
Canceling the primary also undercuts the Democrats’ core message in 2024, which is that Americans need to elect Democrats up and down the ballot to preserve American democracy.
Critics noted that there is no greater assault on democracy than taking away Americans’ right to vote.
Phillips’ adviser Jeff Weaver also slammed the move as anti-democratic.
“The Florida party is engaging in the politburo politics of places like Cuba or the old Soviet Union. Communist Party insiders make the decision instead of the people,” Weaver declared. “After all that has been done to erode confidence in the democratic process since 2020, does our party really want the legitimacy of our nominee to be put in question by this corrupt, rigged process?”
Weaver managed Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign and saw firsthand how the party establishment can press their thumbs down on the scale to favor their chosen candidates.
In that race, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile – who was a CNN commentator at the time – passed questions that voters intended to ask at a CNN town hall to the Clinton campaign.
The DNC also manipulated delegate rules to boost Clinton and hurt Sanders.
Democrats wouldn’t have to jump through these hoops if Joe Biden entered the race on firm footing.
Instead, polls show Biden with the lowest approval rating of any president at this time in their term in office since Jimmy Carter.
Every poll shows Democrats wish they had another option for 2024 and don’t want Biden to run.
Phillips saw those numbers and threw his hat into the ring.
And while his challenge is an extreme longshot, even winning 38 percent of the vote – as Pat Buchanan did against President George H.W. Bush in 1992 – can prove to be a crippling embarrassment for an incumbent.
Since Joe Biden – much to the party’s chagrin – is running for re-election Democrats are trying to stage-manage the primary to the maximum extent to help Biden avoid a humiliating rebuke from his own party’s voters.
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