Thursday, October 29, 2015

GOP Debate: CNBC - H. Clinton Operatives - Exposed Themselves As Media Presstitutes

Only 2 minutes into the GOP debate and the mainstream media declares Hillary the winner...WH Press Secretary Tweet (satire)

In my post yesterday, I wrote that the Republican Party is no longer the opposition party. While I still believe that to be true (why would the RNC even agree to have such conspicuously bias and arrogant debate moderators anyway?), there are Republican candidates who can save the Party. Some of those on the debate stage last night reinforce that claim.

But let's get one observation out of the way first. CNBC proved to be bias, arrogant and smug. Their first meaningless and trivial question---"What is your biggest weakness...?"---set the stage for their disposition toward the candidates. It was obvious. Why not start with "What is your greatest strength?" In my former professional life, I was always more interested in the answer to that question when I interviewed for new employees. The fact is the media can't help pretending they are honest, credible and ethical. We've watched that behavior over and over again whether it had to do with the lies associated with  ObamaCare to covering for the lies of Hillary Clinton. The media's malfeasance is on parade every day. And we watched it play out last night. 

And it was good to see some Republicans not taking any of the the media's unfairness in the debate. 

Ted Cruz was the first one to push back on CNBC's prejudicial onslaught.  His response to the questions: "The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media. ...How about talking about substantive issues?" That response received the highest positive rating ever by a focus group conducted by Frank Luntz.

Marco Rubio also took the same train when he said, "The Democrats have the ultimate super-PAC: It's called the main stream media." And to make his point he continued: "Last week, Hillary Clinton went before a committee...She admitted she had sent e-mails to her family saying 'hey, this attack in Benghazi was caused by al-Qaeda-like elements' She spent over a week telling the families of those victims and the American people that it was because of a video. And yet, the mainstream media is going around saying it was the greatest week in Hillary Clinton's campaign. It was the week she got exposed as a liar." {I pointed the exact same thing out in a previous post}...'

Even Chris Christie reverted to his old self when he said, "I don't see a lot of weakness on this stage. Where I see weakness is in those three people are left on the Democratic stage. You know, I see a socialist, and isolationist and a pessimist. And for the sake of me, I can't figure out which one is which." He received a well deserved applause after speaking those truths.

In summary, most did well with the exception of Jeb Bush. Rubio took Jeb out early after Bush tried to nail Rubio on his voting record. In fact, that moment might go down as the moment Bush met his end in this campaign. 

Republicans should be pleased with most of their candidates based on their debate performance last night. On the other hand, the media embarrassed themselves yet again.