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Tue Mar 8, 2016, 01:58 PM

 

At HRC-Controlled Flint Debate: DNC/DWS Threatens to eject Michigan Mayor for Feeling the Bern

FLINT, Michigan — After expressing vocal support for Bernie Sanders during Sunday night’s debate, the independent mayor of Michigan’s third largest city says security warned him that he would be booted from Sunday’s Democratic debate here if he did not quiet down.

Jim Fouts, the three-term independent mayor of Warren, told BuzzFeed News Monday that he attended both the Republican and Democratic debates in Michigan over the past week. The audience at the GOP debate at the Fox theater in Detroit Thursday was loud. But the mood in the Whiting Auditorium on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center, where Sanders and Hillary Clinton met in one of their sharpest-elbowed debates to date, was very different, he said.

“The Democratic debate is totally controlled by Hillarys [sic] good friend DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” Fouts wrote on Facebook Monday. “No commentary is allowed by the audience. Particularly if you are cheering Bernie Sanders. Persons who do not adhere to Hillarys [sic] rules are threatened with expulsion.” ...

At the debate, Fouts sat in the center section of the hall, directly behind Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chair. Next to him was his longtime executive assistant. Fouts told BuzzFeed News that at multiple times during the beginning if the debate, he turned to his executive assistant, praised Sanders’ performance and said the Flint debate — added to the calendar after the initial set were announced — proved that more debates were a good idea.

“I was just saying ‘great job, Bernie!’ and ‘we need more debates,’” Fouts said. He said that at one point he vocally criticized Clinton for “wrapping herself around Obama.” He insisted he was speaking at a “normal conversation” level. Staff for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia who were sitting near Wasserman Schultz and Fouts said he was being “very disruptive” and made it hard to hear the candidates.

Wasserman Schultz did not respond to a request for comment.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/michigan-mayor-security-threatened-to-kick-me-out-of-debate?utm_term=.in3Nl8Jwnk&bftw=pol#.fqjlk2rvRK

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Reply At HRC-Controlled Flint Debate: DNC/DWS Threatens to eject Michigan Mayor for Feeling the Bern (Original post)
99th_Monkey Mar 2016 OP
oldandhappy Mar 2016 #1
riversedge Mar 2016 #3
99th_Monkey Mar 2016 #5
riversedge Mar 2016 #2
99th_Monkey Mar 2016 #4
panader0 Mar 2016 #6
99th_Monkey Mar 2016 #7

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 02:22 PM

1. yep Control Control Control

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 02:50 PM

3. would you like to be sitting next to some who is talking aloud as the speakers are trying to talk

and you are trying to listen?? I would not.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:28 PM

5. Please see -> Debate audiences so NOT sit in rapt silence during debates

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 02:48 PM

2. Why would he be talking during a debate-?? even if normal voice. Not good idea at all.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:27 PM

4. Oh please. Debate audiences don't sit in rapt silence. People give voice to their reactions ..

 

at 20 sec, 40 sec., 110-112 sec. 120 sec.

People are not normally muzzled at the door or told never to voice their reactions. Your claim
is ridiculous on its face.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:30 PM

6. Wait, did he have a bullhorn?

I watched the event, and the audience was much more responsive to Bernie.
Maybe their hands were too tired to clap for HRC.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:43 PM

7. I thought only Trump threw-out people he didn't like. And this wasn't a Hillary rally ...

 

it was a debate, where people are constantly responding vocally to what's happening.

If Downer Debbie needs to sit in a Bernie-free Zone of silence, she should have asked
for seating like this.

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