If you want to win an election, yelling about global warming and blaming air conditioners, cars, plastic straws, and jets — while jetting in to do it — is probably not the best way to sell it to voters.
So to the surprise of no one except the far leftists hollering about it, the Democratic Party’s leadership has decided to cancel a proposed presidential nomination debate on climate change, enraging the party’s extremists:
“This decision is as baffling as it is alarming. Our planet is burning— the least we can do as a party is debate what to do about it,” [candidate Beto] O’Rourke said on Twitter following the vote.
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez claimed that, ahem, if they do a one-issue debate with one issue, they’ll be condemned to doing one-issue debates with all issues. And besides, he wouldn’t dream of “chang[ing] the rules in the middle of the process” he explained. According to a much-disappointedABC News report:
Democrats have shut the door to a presidential debate focused on climate change.
The proposal dominated the party’s convention this week in San Francisco and pitted party officials who oppose single-issue debates against activists, who see climate change as an existential threat that deserves special attention heading into the 2020 election.
On Thursday, the proposal failed in the Democratic National Committee’s resolutions committee, and on Saturday the DNC leadership delivered a final “no” vote.