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RNC Debate Commission: No Leftie Moderators
BREITBART TEXAS ^ | 1 Jun 2014 | by BOB PRICE

Posted on 06/06/2014 1:47:18 PM PDT by kingattax

HOUSTON, Texas—The Republican National Committee (RNC) has proposed major changes for the upcoming 2016 Presidential Primary Debates. The changes include reducing the number of debates and getting rid of the left-of-center moderators like George Stephanopoulos and Chris Matthews.

The proposal passed by a vote of 152-7 according to Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Steve Munisteri. In a newsletter sent out to Republican activists and delegates in the run-up to next week’s RPT state convention, which will be held in Fort Worth June 5-7, Munisteri reported that he and the two Texas Republican National Committee Members, Dr. Robin Armstrong and Toni Anne Dashiell, voted in support of the proposal.

“I did so,” Chairman Munisteri stated, “because I felt there were two major problems with debate process last cycle. The first problem I had was that there were too many debates which resulted in the airwaves being filled with our candidates blasting at each other on a regular basis.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; presidentialdebates

1 posted on 06/06/2014 1:47:18 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I say we nominate Mark Levin as a moderator.

He would rip their lungs out.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 1:49:41 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: kingattax

3 posted on 06/06/2014 1:50:33 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kingattax

Duh!


4 posted on 06/06/2014 1:51:36 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: LostInBayport

Yeah...dump that Crowley pile of...AND that Martha Raddatz RAT too!


5 posted on 06/06/2014 1:52:23 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: kingattax
Do you mean the moderators aren't going to be able to debate too?
6 posted on 06/06/2014 1:52:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: kingattax

No Leftie Moderators?

What? Like Candy Crowley interjecting and aiding Obama with pre-planned debate tactics?

Sheesh. This should have been a no-brainer from the get-go. Romney should have known he was walking into a trap.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 1:54:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: unixfox

bump


8 posted on 06/06/2014 1:54:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kingattax

Good! If they just stick with it.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 1:55:04 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: kingattax

Hannity, Rush, BOR(?), Beck?.........................


10 posted on 06/06/2014 1:55:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: kingattax

I vote for Rush, Levin, maybe Lou Dobbs to keep them honest on amnesty.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 1:55:44 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kingattax

No leftie Republican candidates would be better.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 1:55:50 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: kingattax

No leftie moderators, no MSM venue, no NPR venue, no cable news venue. What if they conduct a debate, and nobody watches?


13 posted on 06/06/2014 1:56:13 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: kingattax

And certainly no Gwen Ifell of PBS, Candy Crowley, and no one from NBC or CBS. In fact, they should only allow Jake Tapper, Sheryl Atkinson and Brett Bahr to moderate three debates. That should be sufficient.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 1:56:15 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kingattax

Great. Now what are they going to do about the DNC moderators during the General election!

No more DNC emedded moderators like,
Martha “I got your back Barrack” Raddatz or Candy “No, Obama is correct” Crowley.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 1:56:41 PM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: kingattax

Did they finally find their testicles and brains?

And I concur with responder # 2 - GET MARK LEVIN!!!!


16 posted on 06/06/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: kingattax

Its nice in theory but how do they do it? Limit themselves to talk radio debates?


17 posted on 06/06/2014 1:57:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kingattax

Ted Nugent for moderator.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 1:58:44 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: kingattax

No need for any Moderators , fill a Barrel with questions ,have the candidate reach in and grab a question ,if the audience hates answer , Slime the candidate


19 posted on 06/06/2014 1:59:34 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PapaNew

And no more George Stephanopolus (sp?) posing ridiculous hypotheticals about states banning contraception.

I remember that debate, and candidates told George that no states were wanting to take such action, and no candidate was in favor of such an action. George wouldn’t let it go. Eventually the audience started booing George as he pursued inane follow-ups based on the premise that states want to ban contraceptives.

Debates should discuss the issues of the day, not get sidetracked by some liberal who poses questions over something that will never happen.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 2:00:16 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Debates should discuss the issues of the day, not get sidetracked

The story of the entire 2012 campaign.

21 posted on 06/06/2014 2:02:21 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Good point. The moderators, through their questions, can steer the discussion into areas which are not part of the issues which a president would deal with, if elected. And this should not happen again.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 2:04:01 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: TigersEye

great idea !


23 posted on 06/06/2014 2:05:33 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Candy....show us the transcript.” You know Crowley was thinking this moron is exposing our collusion.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 2:07:55 PM PDT by Josa
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To: kingattax

There also needs to be “batter’s box” debates, of people who might be candidates, but who are instead “kingmakers” and “idea people”.

And the purpose of these debates would not be to argue with each other, but to publicly chart the course for a better future.

Since they are not running for office, they can wax at length about major issues, one at a time. Say a panel of five, with each getting 10 minutes to have their say, with 10 minutes for administrative purposes.

Ideally, these debates would be streamed on the Internet for free, then a collection of the debates would be offered on DVD.

Oddly enough, they wouldn’t even need to be in the same room, but could take their time to do their 10 minute segment, with retakes and editing until they are satisfied with the results. They could even have quality graphics to visually describe what they mean on complex subjects.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 2:13:55 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He definitely coordinated with the Obama campaign with that line of questioning. It was right after that debate that it was announced that free birth control was in Obama are.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 2:21:42 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: kingattax

For the last two election cycles, I have gotten the impression that the Republican campaign managers were Democrat ringer sent to screw the Republicans and throw the election


27 posted on 06/06/2014 2:21:47 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: kingattax
Finally, the RNC grows a pair.

But, they have to maintain this policy for the debates between the Democrat and Republican Presidential candidates. It's stupid to allow openly partisan moderators, period. Of course, that accounts for almost the entire kneepad media.

Personally, I think they should do away with human moderators altogether. Let each campaign submit a series of questions, and alternate between the lists.

Allow each candidate one 2-minute answer and one 30-second followup. When time runs out, the microphone is shut off. The candidate can signify they are done by pressing a button, and the remaining time will be credited to their next opportunity to speak.

These "debates" are nothing but a series of prepared speeches anyway, so let the candidates make them.

28 posted on 06/06/2014 2:21:53 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Obamacare


29 posted on 06/06/2014 2:22:41 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: kingattax
He could hit a different guitar riff depending on whether the answers were good, bad or bland. lol

Waaaaaa waaaaa waaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

30 posted on 06/06/2014 2:37:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: kingattax

For every left of center moderator, there should be a right of center.

I’ve been screaming about this for 12 years. Finally a small weensy attempt is made. Let’s see if they follow through.

I don’t mind a whole debate with a leftie as long as there is a whole debate with a Rush Limbaugh.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: kingattax

Who could forget debate season? It’s target practice on conservatives for the msm again.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 2:44:48 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Yaelle
Miscellaneous thoughts:

In case anyone has forgotten, before it was happily cancelled, the first GOP of the 2012 cycle was supposed to be sponsored by NBC/MSNBC, and held at the Reagan Library..I couldn't believe it when I first saw it scheduled.

I agree with going to a shorter number of debates, but they also have to find a way to cull the herd after the first few.One thought..if you can't crack 5% support in the RCP average after each debate..then goodbye...

Also, moderators must swear NOT to ask questions that call for one word answers, or a show of hands..

I would love to see them get Rush to host a debate on his radio show...it can be aired lived on TV and rebroadcast later on..3 hours..limited commercials...them all sitting around a table..let Rush have at them...draw them out. It would be riveting..

33 posted on 06/06/2014 3:30:00 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: LostInBayport

“That’s right Big Mama (Crowley), tell the bad man that I did so say Benghazi was terrorism from the start,” cried little Barry, cowering behind Big Mama Crowley.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 4:34:57 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: ken5050

The Pubs have to not fall for backdrops as being the only conservative thing at the debate. Msnbc moderators and Reagan library does not equal a fair debate situation! Lol.

Agree with your other suggestions.

I hope the RNC has some approximation of b@lls and refuses all debates where there is no moderator from the actual right. (Unless matched by another debate with a Strong Conservative mod.)


35 posted on 06/07/2014 10:42:19 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Do away with moderators, except to enforce time limits. The question would come from the opposing candidate.


36 posted on 06/07/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

There was one debate that was nearly like this. It was the best presidential debate I’d ever seen in my lifetime.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 10:59:31 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Responsibility2nd
No Leftie Moderators?

What? Like Candy Crowley interjecting and aiding Obama with pre-planned debate tactics?

Sheesh. This should have been a no-brainer from the get-go. Romney should have known he was walking into a trap.


Romney trusted his campaign advisers.

He hired Democrat leaning campaign advisors in an attempt to lure independents and Democrats.

These advisers were ringers who screwed him. It's not for nothing that they all jumped ship and rejoined the Democrats after the election.

Romney's advisers knew full well he was walking into a trap and encouraged him to do so.

38 posted on 06/10/2014 11:12:48 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Mark Steyn would work too.

Levin could cause involuntary mincturation on stage. I’d advise candidates to wear a catheter and tape a bag to your ankle like truck drivers do.


39 posted on 06/10/2014 11:20:38 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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