Friday, October 30, 2015

GOP Can't Stand the Heat, Getting Out Of the Kitchen...

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Oh my. It appears the tough bad a*ses of the Tea Party/GOP are feeling the heat and they don't like it much. Life is tough, so get used to it and get over it.

The Hill- The Republican National Committee has pulled out of a planned Feb. 26 debate with NBC News after widespread criticism of this week's CNBC debate from both the party and campaigns.

But some say the RNC's action may be too late to satisfy candidates who were upset with the questions asked by CNBC moderators on Wednesday night.

"We are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a letter to NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack.

"CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith," Priebus wrote.
"I have tremendous respect for the First Amendment and freedom of the press. However, I also expect the media to host a substantive debate on consequential issues important to Americans. CNBC did not."

He went on to pan CNBC for "inaccurate or downright offensive" questions, specifically singling out a question to Donald Trump, who was asked whether he was running a "comic book" version of a presidential campaign.

"While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of America, CNBC’s moderators engaged in a series of 'gotcha' questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates," he said.

"What took place Wednesday night was not an attempt to give the American people a greater understanding of our candidates’ policies and ideas."

Or... Whine and pull out of future debates with networks you can't control. And they are. Soooo typical.

Via: Memeorandum

8 comments:

  1. We had a Tea Party candidate in Nevada named Sharron Angle who refused to talk to the press... Her reason? "They don't ask questions about the things I want to talk about."

    That about sums it up.

    I would say though... I would love to see people like Rush and Hannity questioning the Dems... They should get smarmy tough questions too.

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  2. I agree Dave, and, I suspect they would do fine handling them. For the most part anyway.

    I remember Angle, a bit of a nutcase.

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  3. Actually, a lot of a nut case... Lost her home district... She was that bad... Yet for some, they claim Harry stole the election...

    No sense their candidate was terrible...

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  4. They do hate those hard hitting questions. Should the government control fantasy football, do you think Donald Trump would be a good president, why did you let a vitamin company use your picture.
    Hard hitting questions I am sure you want the answer to.
    How many times did Harwood flat out lie but I guess thats OK because they are conservatives. Maybe at the democrat debate they can ask H what books she reads, worked for obama

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  5. If Hillary Clinton can calmly answer hostile questions from grim interrogators for 11 hours, one would think
    the GOPidates could do better than be crybabies. What's good for the goose, ya know?

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    1. The GOP Super Pac, FOX News opinion shows are in overdrive with their criticism of the debate. Not unexpected for sure.

      Tea Party GOP candidates are really really struggling. It will certainly surprise the hell out of many if there is one of these candidates sitting in the Oval Office come January 2017.

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  6. I think the debates should ask only gotcha questions. Why should easy questions even be asked? Ask questions that the candidates don't want to answer. That is a debate I would listen to.

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    1. You got that right Jerry. Tough pointed questions ought to be the expected norm during presidential debates. For both political parties.

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