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Is There a Fix in for the Vice Presidential Debate?
Pajamas Media ^ | 10/10/2012 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 10/10/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: SeekAndFind; Red Badger

the problem isn’t ‘soft peddling’

the issue is that biden has been given the questions and has had ample time to prepare his responses


51 posted on 10/10/2012 3:40:00 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind

I predict Slow Joe will come out insulting and provoking Ryan in an attempt to put him off his game.

I predict it will not work.


52 posted on 10/10/2012 3:47:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Logical me
The debate commission included Howard Buffett, Warren Buffett's son
53 posted on 10/10/2012 3:58:24 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: SeekAndFind

And let’s not forget who’s moderating the 3rd presidential debate, liberal Bob Schieffer. I’m sure that will be “fair” too.


54 posted on 10/10/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

I’d love to see Mitt ask old Bob:

Bob, you’re 76 years old, making millions per year and solidly in the 1% group. Why haven’t you retired and let the network hire a bunch of starving Columbia journalism grads with 100 grand in student debt?


55 posted on 10/10/2012 4:12:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie; flaglady47
Matthew 8:26....."He replied, 'Oh, yees of little faith, why are yees so afraid? Brother Ryan will mop the floor with Brother Biden. Why do yees doubt?'

"Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves....and it was calm."

Leni

56 posted on 10/10/2012 4:13:03 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Logical me

Who is in charge of this committee that elects the moderators? Where is John Boehner in calling out this obvious bias?


57 posted on 10/10/2012 4:40:23 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: SeekAndFind

People are onto this corrupt game now and this is just another glaring, in your face, example of it. The country is tired of this.


58 posted on 10/10/2012 4:47:26 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Signalman
I called this crap a over a month ago saying it would be a pool of liberals vieing for the moderator spot in all of the debates. I suggested possible candidates would be:

* Wolf Blitzer
*Bob Schiefer
*Leslie Stahl
*Candy "Cupcake" Crowley
*Anderson Cooper
*Terry Gross (Fresh Aire host from NPR)
*Bill Moyers from PBS

Looks like I wasn't far off. Who the crap is agreeing to this on the Republican side? Where is a Sean Hannity moderator spot or Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin? Hell why not Rush or Glenn Beck even?

BTW who is going to be the moderator for the 2nd Presidential debate?

59 posted on 10/10/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Nervous Tick
That's the point. We don't need the alphabet networks anymore.

Everybody has a camera, and internet access.

The RNC needs to host it's own debates!

60 posted on 10/10/2012 4:55:48 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Blue Highway

Candy Crowley is the 2nd prez debate mod


61 posted on 10/10/2012 5:03:28 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: ThomasThomas

Lighten up dude, Grammar is begging for mercy... ;-)


62 posted on 10/10/2012 5:04:57 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: ThomasThomas

Wut?


63 posted on 10/10/2012 5:07:13 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Nachum; sten; Red Badger; All
Look, wedding guest or not, the "fix" was always in from the time these debates were scheduled. For years, it's been pretty much the same formula. Romney was apparently smart enough not only to recognize it, but also to capitalize on the doltishness of his opponent. IMHO, Ryan will perform admirably -- given what we all know is a stacked deck -- but those looking for a replay of Trouncing of Obamugabe are in for a disappointment. Biden is one of the most confident, off-the-cuff liars I've ever seen; I mean, he takes the party crasher motto to a whole new level, and he positively lives for these moments when he can turn his vicious condescention onto his enemies. Raddatz has no doubt factored in plenty of ways for him to do that. We would do well to remember all this tomorrow night if Ryan doesn't come off quite as masterful as Romney.
64 posted on 10/10/2012 5:10:18 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SeekAndFind

No matter what the moderator’s question is, Paul Ryan can discuss what he wants to, and I would love to see him go after Biden with question after question about the current mess in Libya. In other words, ignore the moderator and debate Biden. What better way to show his ability to lead by avoiding being led by an obvious democrat hack. If he leans on Biden hard enough Old Joe will let something out of the bag I’m sure. Ryan just needs to be himself, and do what he’s been doing on the campaign trail, telling the truth to the American people. If he does that and rebuts every lie that Biden tells, like Romney did with Obama, he’ll do just fine.


65 posted on 10/10/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: SeekAndFind
She is the network's senior foreign correspondent, and she is the sole moderator of the veep debate, which will center on foreign policy.

Foreign policy? I think not.

66 posted on 10/10/2012 5:21:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another line I’m sure will be hurled in the debate is Obama’s one-liner that Romney already gave up on half the country before he was elected (47%).

I expect Biden to do O’s dirty work so hang on.


67 posted on 10/10/2012 5:34:08 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: SeekAndFind
1) Rape and Incest as it relates to abortion. There will be a concerted effort to do to him what they did to Todd Akin.

Here's how it should go:

Moderator:

Senator Ryan. How do you feel about rape and incest as it relates to abortion and have you ever committed either?

Senator Ryan:

Thank you. That is a very good question, and here is how I would answer that. Mr. Vice president. Did you confer with President Obama before, or after he ordered the attack on our Embassy in Libya, and is that the outcome that you had planned for? It appears that you were trying to wag the dog by his ears instead of my his tail, and unfortunately his ears were just too weak to do the job. Also can you tell the American people about the last time you shined the president's shoes?

Next question.

68 posted on 10/10/2012 5:38:30 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: jazzlite

Agree. If Biden acts like a dolt everyone will see. If the moderator acts like an Obama hack, people will see, the world will see. They can’t hide what they are. They will try to spin it away, but it will be there regardless.


69 posted on 10/10/2012 5:41:27 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: lwoodham

In other words, you recommend Ryan to ignore the question...


70 posted on 10/10/2012 5:46:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: workerbee

Did you watch the Palin/Biden debate? Sarah Palin clearly won that debate, but not in the minds of the media.


71 posted on 10/10/2012 5:50:20 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why does the GOP keep agreeing to superannuated, fundamentally biased, lefty moonbats as moderators?

I want Krauthammer! “Please cut the crap, Mr. Vice President, and answer the question.”

R. Emmett Tyrrell: “President Obama. Hello? Are you there, sir? No sir, we can’t move on. The penultimate question again, phrased slightly differently, “Antiquarian scholars .... “

George Will: “The Cardinals have three men on base. You are third base coach. OK, do you ... “


72 posted on 10/10/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Banjoguy
How and why do the Pubbies always get set up like this?

Because the Pubbies play by the Queensbury rules...


Democrats play by the Chicago rules...


73 posted on 10/10/2012 6:01:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: SeekAndFind
In other words, you recommend Ryan to ignore the question...

Exactly. Questions like that are designed to be unanswerable in a way that is realistic. It's nothing but a "gotcha" opportunity. Ryan should discuss the issues that are the most pressing such as, national security, jobs, the economy, energy independence, freedom, adherence to the Constitution, and avoid being trapped into a long winded discussion about questions that are not forefront to Obama's sorry job as president. It's his debate to control but he has to be aggressive in challenging Biden. In other words,"Do not let the moderator lead where you don't want to go".

74 posted on 10/10/2012 6:07:05 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: KeyLargo

She already does that, get top invites, etc. She would become the TV equivalent of ‘box office poison’ if it was plainly evident that she was favoring Biden over Ryan. Her contract would not be renewed. She would probably go to MSNBC if they would hire her, but most likely would wind up on PBS. That’s where liberal journalists go when their politics becomes too evident............


75 posted on 10/11/2012 6:13:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: sten

Just giving him the questions in advance may allow him to prepare HIS responses, but does not prepare him for a response to RYAN’S responses.................


76 posted on 10/11/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: workerbee

Looks like I was 3 for 3, but I was half heartedly joking, not thinking they really would use these far left liberal moderators. Who decides this crap?


77 posted on 10/11/2012 5:13:43 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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