Just when you think everything is going along smoothly, someone in the Republican Party manages to try and reach out and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
This one should actually come as no surprise. It was totally predictable.
What is it?
The moderators for the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates have been announced.
Jim Lehrer, PBS for the 1st Debate.
Candy Crowley, CNN for the 2nd Debate.
Bob Schieffer, CBS for the 3rd Debate
Martha Raddatz, ABC for the Vice Presidential Debate
What is the problem?
They are all liberals. Lehrer in both the 2004 and 2008 debates was pilloried for his questions that were tough on the Republican nominee and set up questions for the Democrat.
Candy Crowley just a few days ago announced the pick of Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate was a “death wish.”
Bob Schieffer interviewed Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for CBS yesterday. He pushed both of them to admit it was “fair” that the rich pay higher taxes. He continued to push the Democrat narrative that Corporations and “the rich” were not paying their “fair share” of taxes so the middle class was being stuck with the bill.
Martha Raddatz was the same one who gushed that our troops in Iraq have a crush on Obama.
Please, give me a break.
There are four debates. Can we have at least one conservative moderator?
Why is it the Republicans always walk into these debates and agree to give the other side a leg up by having moderators that openly cheer for the Democrat?
Is it asking the Republicans too much to grow a pair and start fighting?
Who is the brain donor at the GOP that agreed to this non-sense?
When is the Republican Party going to learn the drive by media is the enemy? I don’t care if you go to the same trendy parties in DC they are the enemy. They are not the unbiased purveyors of information they would like to claim to be.
The Republicans do have allies. It is the conservative media. From WND to Breitbart, to the Blaze to Drudge and many others, there are a lot of conservatives who can moderate debates. There is Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, just to mention three.
The conservative media is carrying the water for the Republicans so why aren’t they demanding the conservative media have a seat at the table?
Why aren’t the Republicans demanding that at least half of the moderators be conservatives? Instead they are yielding the field to the Democrats.
In 2004, then Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas made a startling prediction. He said that liberal media bias would be worth 15 points in the general election to John Kerry.
The media, including these four who have been named as moderators, are all in for Obama. In this debate schedule, you can count on a steady string of gotcha questions for the Republicans and a steady stream of softball questions for the Democrats.
The real question is why the Republicans are so gullible that they fall for this every four years.
What! What is wrong w/ the GOP?
the only thing i can think of is they are really rino's and are for the NWO just like the liberal pukes are too. i mean what you have pointed out is about the dumbest thing the republicans could do if they want to win the debates. yeah lets have the enemy moderate our debates. unbelievable! do they ever learn anything?
The liberal media is not the enemy of the GOP. They are the enemy of the Tea Party. Let's not confuse the two.
Incorrect. They are the enemy of the GOP, except for individual members as long as those members are undermining the GOP. If that person wises up or makes a mistake that can be exploited, (s)he is trashed. Make no mistake, the Left sees the GOP as an enemy, perhaps not a very effective, knowledgeable or wise enemy, but an enemy nonetheless. Compare how they treated liberal Senator Bob Packwood when he was caught in a minor harassment with Bill Clinton, who was accused of rape. The minute they saw an opportunity to smash Packwood, they took it.
Why does this continue to happen? What is going on with this kind of thinking? Are "we" EVER going to start leading our country or are we going to continue to be politically correct to our bitter end? I am so tired of "us" not playing with our best players and our intelligence.
This is why my money goes to SarahPAC..not the stupid Republicans in DC. Paul Ryan voted for the TARP, Wall St. bailouts, etc. he is no fiscal conservative. He says he will pay off the debt and balance the budget by 2040, big deal, I'll be 102 years old! The liberal media will chew him up and spit him out! Prince Rebus must go!
Hmmm, . . . .well, only CONGRESS can SPEND MONEY, . . . . only CONGRESS can PASS LAW, . . . . only CONGRESS can levy tax, . . . . only CONGRESS can DECLARE WAR, . . . . Folks, it is CONGRESS which has the POWER, . . . .
Next question: Why are we so gullible that we continue to trust that the Republicans CAN--OR EVEN WANT TO GROW A PAIR? Perhaps the Rebuplicans, being reasonably bright people, are well aware that the game of politics is far more lucrative for wimps who are willing to be deceitful than it is for the courageous who are principled and who have high personal integrity. Don't you reckon?
SO?? Why are WE not demanding two out of four???????/ Who do we B$#%h to? Flood them with letters of complaint. That is our problem, we sit on our Blessed assurances and do nothing at all!! I am really getting sick of this attitude the conservative's have. It's almost enough to make me sit home Nov. 6!!!!!!!!! The conservatives love to get on these blogs and type a good fight but when it comes down to doing we tend to sit back and wait for some else to move. I am a 77 year old grandmother, half crippled and on a fixed income but I have more interest than most in what is going on around me, I was trying to register people to vote at a yard sale. Had two women to refuse BRAGGING! I DON"T VOTE! I would loved to have smacked them, Ignorant people!! do you get the idea I am really mad???? Well, that's because I am. Checked into joining a SC tea party, the ones near me have had NO ACTIVITY this year!!! This is sad, just sad :((
Well, Mr. Puszert, as for those two women, who " DON'T VOTE," I would simply LOVE to buy ONE - WAY TICKETS for them, to IRAQ, or to CHINA, where they will NOT BE ALLOWED to vote, . . . . GRRRRR, . . . . Folks, VOTING is the ONLY REASON THIS GREAT COUNTRY WORKS, . . . . .
If the commentators DIDN'T come from the LSM the dems would find probably find some reason to weasel out of the debates.. Ditto on the Sean Hannity comment..