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DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED (A JOKE??)
Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge

Posted on 08/13/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT by Hojczyk

DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED: PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver... CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI... CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton... ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA... FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick 'Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'..


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1 posted on 08/13/2012 6:33:18 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

The lamestreamers only left out Joseph Goebbels.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 6:36:09 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Hojczyk

The lamestreamers only left out Josef Goebbels.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 6:36:29 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Hojczyk

If these are actually the moderators chosen for the presidential debates then, as usual, the GOP team allowed themselves to be set-up for ‘gotcha! questions and softballs to Obama. Very disappointing. The premise that only left-wing ‘news’ people are legitimate moderators is the problem and the Romney-Ryan campaign shouldn’t just roll over for it.


4 posted on 08/13/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: Hojczyk

Why does the GOP participate in these charades designed to make our candidates look bad?

Don’t our guys have better things to do those nights?


5 posted on 08/13/2012 6:38:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Hojczyk

Why do we play the same game every time?

Seriously, PBS is going to moderate a debate?Who even watches them?

Where is the Fox moderated debate?

They are the biggest cable news network, not puny CNN.

They should just skip the debates, and host Town Hall meetings and get the message out unfiltered.

Screw the MSM.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 6:38:52 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Jim Scott

At a minimum the GOP should vet 2 of the 4 “moderators”

This is a joke


7 posted on 08/13/2012 6:40:18 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Hojczyk

Why not lock the door on Mitt and just let Obama and his propaganda machine use the time slot to spread more BS rhetoric?


8 posted on 08/13/2012 6:40:29 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Hojczyk

Baghdad Bob would be less partial.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 6:40:47 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Hojczyk
If Romney Ok'd this he deserve the savaging he will get in the debates.

Question to Obama, "When did you know you would be so wonderfull?"

Question to Romney, "How can you call yourself an American when your Church practiced polygamy, massacred non-belivers and would have denied Barack Obama full membership up to 25 years ago?"

10 posted on 08/13/2012 6:43:52 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Hojczyk

Republicans are so stupid you have to wonder if they really want to win this election.


11 posted on 08/13/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT by DManA
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To: silverleaf

I have to agree.

Not having Fox is a clear bias.

No question at all. None.


12 posted on 08/13/2012 6:48:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: silverleaf
At a minimum the GOP should vet 2 of the 4 “moderators”

I really don't understand why the two parties don't each choose 2 moderators. Toss a coin, one party goes first --

"Democrats choose Chris Matthews"
"Okay, Republicans choose ... ummm ... we choose Mark Levin."
"Democrats choose Rachel Madow."
"Well, we choose Rush Limbaugh."

13 posted on 08/13/2012 6:49:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Hojczyk; mickie
Dang, I wanted Fox's Greg Gutfeld to be a mod.

Leni

14 posted on 08/13/2012 6:49:27 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“I have a bad feeling about this...”


15 posted on 08/13/2012 6:49:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf

Why should Romney even participate in these ‘debates’? I do really look forward to Paul Ryan mopping the floor with Biden.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 6:49:27 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: liberalh8ter
What is Mittens walked on stage and announced what the Lyin’ Stream Media was doing, draw the obvious connection to pre-WWII Germany and then march off the stage to an interview on FOX?
17 posted on 08/13/2012 6:49:36 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: immadashell

Josef Goebbels is dead. But if you exhumed his corpse, he would probably still show more life than Jim Lehrer. And less bias.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 6:50:39 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: AU72

That last question could come from the Peanut Gallery right here in River City.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 6:51:24 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Hojczyk

20 posted on 08/13/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "roads & bridges"...go to the beach. Others to their offices, farms, labs & libraries...)
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To: Rummyfan

My theory is Joe will never be in a debate because he will be replaced “to spend more time with his family”

Hillary is on a whirlwind round-the-world photo op tour ... pictures with Nelson Mandela etc... farewell to politics ... or campaign fodder?


21 posted on 08/13/2012 6:52:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I’d rather see him demand - up front - that each candidate get to pick 2 moderators.


22 posted on 08/13/2012 6:52:20 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: DManA

They’re just trying to keep the 47% happy!


23 posted on 08/13/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Hojczyk
Oh, swell. I can't wait for more time-wasters like ‘coke or pepsi’ and the slanted gems about abortion, gay marriage and immigration reform. These lib moderators have two main goals; impress their newsroom/cocktail crowd friends and embarrass the GOP.
24 posted on 08/13/2012 6:58:03 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Hojczyk
This is totally disgusting. Each campaign has input into the debate format and structure. That the GOP constantly agrees to have moderators who are paid by the DNC is just outrageous and a complete slap in the face to supporters and contributors!
25 posted on 08/13/2012 6:58:36 AM PDT by Obadiah (I am Oscar Mike)
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To: silverleaf

Have you seen those pictures? I don’t think it will be her now that young Mr. Ryan is the GOP VP pick.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 6:58:46 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Hojczyk
What, Ed Shultz, Keef Olberman, and Chris Matthews were busy? They'd have invited Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, except those guys have health issues.

Here will be the typical debate question.

"Mister Romney, it is well-documented that you are a multiple felon, based on your work at Bain Capital. It has been shown that you are a tax-scofflaw that has never once filed your taxes. Bill Burton has demonstrated that you, personally, gave Mrs. Soptic cancer -- cancer that killed her! There are reports that you routinely kill dogs with exposure on the top of your car. Now you have picked a running mate that wants to kill old ladies with a bullet to the forehead using an assault rifle. My question, sir: What makes you so hideously, grotesquely evil?"

27 posted on 08/13/2012 6:59:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Hojczyk

The following subjects have been chosen:

Bain Capital
Tax Returns
Rich People
Wienermobiles as a source of CO2
George Bush
Dogs on cars


28 posted on 08/13/2012 7:00:11 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: AU72
Like obama....churches are evolving.....Apparently it didn't bother you that Obama was raised by two Communist fathers of the Islamic faith....I don't recall Romney trashing his country or apologizing for his nation time and again.....some men live their faith, some just use it for show. I am sick of this distraction....I want the economy started on the road to recovery...."fair share" means everyone puts their shoulder to the plow, even the Unions.
29 posted on 08/13/2012 7:00:38 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for your Country, not a political party. or personal issues.)
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To: liberalh8ter

If this really is t he pick of moderators, we need to boycott the debates. If this is a joke thread we nee to ask ourselves why it’s so believable...


30 posted on 08/13/2012 7:00:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Hojczyk

It appears liberals have failed in the celebration of DIEversity.


31 posted on 08/13/2012 7:01:53 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Hojczyk

The Romney/Ryan campaign should look over the list, mention that NONE of the moderators is acceptable and walk away. Don’t understand how we can continually be so freakin’ gullible.


32 posted on 08/13/2012 7:01:59 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Hojczyk
The organizers of these debates is The Commission on Presidential Debates The following is their mission statement:
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates. The organization, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan , 501(c)(3) corporation, sponsored all the presidential debates in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008.

The "Leadership" of this 'non-partisan' group is as follows;
Co-Chairmen

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.
Michael D. McCurry

Honorary Co-Chairmen

Gerald R. Ford†
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan†
William J. Clinton

Co-Chairman Emeritus

Paul G. Kirk, Jr.

Board of Directors

Howard Buffett
John C. Danforth
John Griffen
Antonia Hernandez
Reverend John I. Jenkins
Newton N. Minow
Richard D. Parsons
Dorothy Ridings
Alan K. Simpson

Executive Director
Janet H. Brown

† = deceased

33 posted on 08/13/2012 7:02:14 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Rummyfan
The current debate set-up allows for “no one the mop the floor” against the opposing opponent. The moderator can shut down any rational point then begin to editorialize and filibuster the event.

We need debates where candidates can talk for long periods of time about a given subject and be only interrupted if they stray off the topic. Also, the candidate themselves should only ask the questions, not an arrogant news reader/partisan pundit (Even though moderators might not think they are).

34 posted on 08/13/2012 7:02:14 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Hojczyk

What? Not Lawrence ODonnell or that Maddow guy?


35 posted on 08/13/2012 7:03:35 AM PDT by kevao
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To: ClearCase_guy
I really don't understand why the two parties don't each choose 2 moderators. Toss a coin, one party goes first -- "Democrats choose Chris Matthews" "Okay, Republicans choose ... ummm ... we choose Mark Levin." "Democrats choose Rachel Madow." "Well, we choose Rush Limbaugh."

I'm with you - either we do it fair or we don't show up. None of us buy the MSM crap about them being 'objective'. The liberal press hates us - they work for the DNC and are paid in 'inside stories'...

36 posted on 08/13/2012 7:03:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Hojczyk

Lehrer and Schieffer?

Maybe Mitt wanted to present an image of youth and vigor compared to them?


37 posted on 08/13/2012 7:03:53 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Hojczyk

Romney should refuse to show up, same as a Republican showing up for a debate put on by the League of Women
Vipers!

Lost before they enter the room!!!


38 posted on 08/13/2012 7:04:15 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Hojczyk

The “Commission on Presidential Debates” was set up to always give the democrats an advantage. And if a republican nonminee refused to go along with them, the democrat would accuse the repubican of refusing to debate and the republican would cave.

So the commission gets to pick whoever they want because they are never challenged. Only Gingrich would have challenged them.

On the plus side, Romney has been to like thirty debates this year, Obama, zero (but I repeat myself). Romney should have Gingrich play the democrat or the moderator or both, teach Romney how to cream them.


39 posted on 08/13/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: John W

Yeah Hillary these days is looking like she’s been rode hard and put away wet

But she is the democrat party’s great white hope to seal the women’s vote, capture the foolish young who will be wowed by electing first female VP (with a black potus to boot), “moderates”, and the democrat base

who will in their minds be voting again for “Bill” Clinton and the Clinton boom economy (sans Newt Gingrich, oh never mind)

Bill Clinton is their greatest president since FDR and getting Hillary even close to the WH is his 3rd term

watch for it


40 posted on 08/13/2012 7:06:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Rummyfan
Why should Romney even participate in these ‘debates’?

He shouldn't participate.

If FOX put on a debate with Hannity, Coulter, and Limbaugh as moderators - does anyone think Obama would show up? Our guys needs to get real - the press works for Democrats - they get 'paid' with inside stories and people of interest to interview. When the coin of the realm is information - it's a bribe...

41 posted on 08/13/2012 7:08:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Hojczyk
"Thank You Sir! ... May I have another!"


42 posted on 08/13/2012 7:10:34 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Obadiah

Almost like the pubbies are working with the donks, isn’t it?


43 posted on 08/13/2012 7:11:46 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Hojczyk

Yep. The usual ‘lock-jawed lefties’.


44 posted on 08/13/2012 7:12:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: liberalh8ter
I'm sick of seeing my team play by their rules.

One quick b-slap and out the door works for me.

It would be hilarious watching them try to generate a program that would satisfy their advertisers with just the Lyin' King and the Lyin' Stream Media.

45 posted on 08/13/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Hojczyk

The dick-tater 0bama chooses 0botnews-butt-kissers for this.
He brought out the lowest of all.
He is their master.


46 posted on 08/13/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: Hojczyk

VP debate Mod better find some boots with non-skid soles cuz Biden’s going to get the snot kicked out of him...


47 posted on 08/13/2012 7:18:03 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: DManA

Liberals in the press can announce anyone they want to moderate debates. That’s their call - not ours.

Our call is if we want to accept their invitation to show up - and my answer is “NO, we don’t want to debate under those circumstances’. Then we ask them to a debate moderated by Limbaugh, Coulter, and Hannity. And let them turn us down.

I’m not expecting liberals to understand what biased bullies they are - or the press to understand they function as whores for democrats... but at least it’s a start.


48 posted on 08/13/2012 7:18:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Hojczyk
Hempstead LI.
Hempstead was a cesspool when I left 40+ years ago.
Does anyone think it's gotten any better?
49 posted on 08/13/2012 7:22:48 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hojczyk

Demand some conservatives.


50 posted on 08/13/2012 7:25:01 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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