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  • Reality Check: Can GOP Actually Ban Donald Trump From Future Debates?

    08/23/2015 6:11:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-13-2015 | CBS46
    Published on Aug 13, 2015 Ben Swann takes a look at threats by the GOP to possibly ban Donald Trump from future debates if he is unwilling to pledge not to run as an independent in the general election. Can the RNC actually ban Trump? This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else. Lets talk about this on Twitter.
  • New petition wants Jon Stewart to moderate a presidential debate

    08/20/2015 3:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    zap2it ^ | August 20, 2015 | Larry Carroll
    Some people want to vote for Hillary; others want to vote Jeb. Still, there are others who prefer Carly, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson or The Donald. But when it comes to the 2016 Presidential Election, this much we can all agree on: We want more Jon Stewart. Now, there’s a new petition making the rounds that might just make that American dream come true. And if this movement has its way, the recently-retired “Daily Show” host will moderate an upcoming Presidential debate. “Jon Stewart is more than qualified to tackle the moderating job,” says the petition. “Mr. Stewart has...
  • Polls Are Meaningless, Especially for Selecting Debate Candidates

    08/20/2015 6:35:27 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies ^ | 8/20/15 | Steve Berman
    Using national “if the election were today” polling numbers to determine debate slots is the dumbest idea since the now-deceased NCAA Bowl Championship Series. Here’s an example why—from New York Magazine: “Poll Numbers Improving for 15-Year-Old Presidential Candidate ‘Deez Nuts’” A new Public Policy Polling poll released today shows that 9 percent of North Carolina voters have a sense of humor or are already tired of the election; when asked whether they would vote for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or independent candidate Deez Nuts in November 2016, 9 percent chose the questionably named underdog. That means that Deez Nuts, who...
  • Latest CNN Poll: Trump Still Leads, Christie Out of Top Ten

    08/18/2015 5:40:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/18/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    From the Tuesday Morning Jolt: CNN Poll: Trump Still Leads, Christie Out of Top Ten A new poll from CNN this morning: The survey finds Trump with the support of 24% of Republican registered voters. His nearest competitor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, stands 11 points behind at 13%. Just behind Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 9%, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 8%,Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 6%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former tech CEO Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all land at 5%, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rounding out the top...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump Continues to Soar, Followed by Carson and Cruz

    08/16/2015 4:05:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 16, 2015
    Billionaire developer Donald Trump is still holding his own in a new Fox News poll, while establishment candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio are all losing traction. Trump is continuing to dominate with 25 percent support nationally while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, is running second at 12 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, known for locking horns with Republican congressional leaders, is third at 10 percent. Those findings mirror recent polls in Iowa and elsewhere. Bush has place 9 percent for a fourth place finish, droping from 15 percent and second place in a Fox News poll conducted earlier...
  • Megyn Kelly Is Going On Vacation After Igniting Donald Trump Feud

    08/14/2015 8:52:36 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 134 replies ^ | Published August 13, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT | vanity By Katherine Krueger
    Megyn Kelly will be the first to tell you she’s had a busy week after locking horns with Donald Trump – so she’s taking a vacation. In a clip from “The Kelly File” posted online, the Fox News host told viewers that she will be gone for the next week and a half, while she is spending time at the beach with her husband and kids. “It’s been an interesting week and a long six months without a vacation for yours truly,” Kelly said. The timing of the announcement raised more than a few eyebrows. After Kelly challenged the billionaire...
  • Reality Check: Can GOP Actually Ban Donald Trump From Future Debates?

    08/14/2015 1:24:54 PM PDT · by ballearthout · 94 replies
    youtube ^ | ballearthout
    Republican party floating the idea of banning Trump from future debates. I can think of something else that floats.
  • The Remaining Republican Party Presidential Debates

    08/14/2015 11:00:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | Various | Various
    As near as I can tell, these are the remaining Republican Party Presidential Debates. Any corrections and updates will be appreciated. Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Aired On: CNN and Salem Radio Location: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA Moderators: Jake Tapper and Hugh Hewitt Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Aired On: CNBC Location: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO November, 2015 Aired On: Fox Business Network Location: WI Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Aired On: CNN and Salem Radio Location: NV January, 2016 Aired On: Fox News Channel Location: IA Saturday, February 6, 2016 Aired On: ABC Location: St. Anselm College, Manchester,...
  • Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly will be at GOP debate in January

    08/13/2015 2:38:57 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 57 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/13/15 | Stephen Battaglio
    Donald Trump and the other candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination have not seen the last of Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly. FNC has another debate scheduled in January before the Iowa caucuses and Kelly, "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier and "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace will be moderating again, a representative for the channel confirmed. The trio's pointed questioning of Republican front-runner Donald Trump at the Aug. 6 debate in Cleveland prompted harsh criticism from the candidate and his supporters. Trump's attacks on Kelly on social media and in TV interviews became so heated, Fox News Chairman...
  • Taking down ‘The Donald’

    08/12/2015 10:17:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Patrick Buchanan
    If his Republican opponents will not take down Donald Trump, Fox News will not only show them how it is done. Fox News will do the job for them. That is the message that came out loud and clear from last Thursday’s debate in Cleveland, which was viewed by the largest cable audience ever to watch a political event — 24 million Americans. As political theater, it was exciting and entertaining. But what was supposed to be a debate among the top-10 Republican candidates turned into a bear-baiting of Donald Trump. Make no mistake. The issues Fox News raised were...

    08/11/2015 5:25:44 PM PDT · by Will88 · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus, according to an RNC spokeswoman, will stand behind Salem Communications’ Hugh Hewitt — at least for now — as a co-moderator of the next GOP debate despite Hewitt’s public criticisms of frontrunner Donald Trump’s candidacy. On Meet The Press this Sunday, Hewitt opined that he believes Trump does not have the “temperament” to be president of the United States. He doubled down on that on Morning Joe on MSNBC on Monday morning.
  • The collapse of Megyn Kelly

    08/11/2015 5:58:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 256 replies
    The Kelly File Megyn Kelly: “I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism. So I’ll continue doing my job without fear or favor. And Mr. Trump I expect will continue with what has been a successful campaign thus far. This is a tough business and it’s time now to move forward.” Cathy CP: Good journalism? Keep sniffing that glue. 2,755(thumbs up) · 10 hrs Ken Semmel: Your questions to Donald Trump were disgusting and had nothing to do with our issues!! 3,997(thumbs up) · 10 hrs Daniel Tran: I still stop watching Fox because of this woman. 1,229(thumbs up)·...
  • Trump Is Money in the Bank

    08/11/2015 7:14:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 11, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    My new book “The Power of RELENTLESS” launched just yesterday. Perfect timing, because Donald Trump is in the news- again. Surprise. “The Donald” is the very definition of “relentless.” He is relentlessly outspoken. He is relentlessly opinionated. He is relentlessly combative. He produces nonstop relentless media headlines. He produces relentlessly high ratings. He is also relentlessly successful. He is “money in the bank” for everyone around him. How relentless is Donald. He’s like a human Energizer Bunny. He’s like a real-life wack-a-mole. Nothing stops him. Nothing slows him. Nothing bothers him. Political correctness is not an option. That’s precisely how...
  • There's Too Much Pro-Trump And Anti-Trump Venom. Can't We Just All Agree We Don't Like Jeb?

    08/11/2015 5:03:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | August 11, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Anger in conservative politics is generally an overhyped phenomenon. When Republicans win at the ballot box, it's supposedly all about anger. Conservatives like a talk radio host? It's about anger. If Republicans complain about some debacle Obama is involved in, it has to be all about anger. Most of the time, that’s bunk. However, if you want to see some real anger, start listening to conservatives talking about the Republican Party. The Republican Party is led by people who are habitually incompetent, dishonest, out-of-touch and corrupt. We gave them huge wins in 2010 and 2014 and in return, the leadership...
  • Donald Trump’s future: There will be blood ("an angry mob of peasants with glazed, unblinking eyes”)

    08/11/2015 2:38:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 11, 2015 | Roger Simon, chief political columnist
    Not since 1998 and Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress have the media been so compelled to write about a bodily fluid they would rather not write about. Back then it was … well, can we say it? Hey, c’mon it’s 2015, we can say it straight out: The stain on the dress, which provided the physical evidence that Bill Clinton had lied about his affair, was Clinton’s Baby Gravy. His Man Seed. His Love Potion. Today, the media must talk about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and her … again we hesitate, but we must be candid and adult. It is her...
  • Ted Cruz, strong anti-Planned Parenthood advocate, is GOP debate's biggest winner

    08/11/2015 1:39:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Christian Today ^ | August 11, 2015 | Rio Ribaya
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a strong advocate of a move to defund abortion service provider Planned Parenthood in the Senate, was considered the biggest winner of the first Republican presidential debate that was aired on Fox television last week. An NBC News/Survey Monkey poll, which was conducted after the GOP debate in Cleveland last Thursday, found Cruz jumping to second place overall, gaining 13 percent voter support behind frontrunner Donald Trump with 23 percent. Cruz increased his prior rating by a whopping 7 percent, the biggest such increase among the Republican presidential contenders. Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina was...
  • Joe Scarborough Criticizes Fox News for 'Gotcha' Debate Questions

    08/10/2015 12:50:24 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/15 | Joe Scarborough
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough criticized Fox News for targeting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump during Thursday’s GOP presidential debate. Scarborough referred specifically to what he deemed to be “gotcha” questions and suggested the focus should have been on policy instead. “Reince Priebus had decided to ban networks–this one, and I would have if were Reince Priebus too, so I’m not knocking him — I would never give MSNBC a Republican debate right now,” Scarborough said. “Pretty soon I would–things are changing really quickly at this network. But a year ago? Never. I undersand that. But the...
  • Jeb Bush Defends Megyn Kelly As ‘Most Professional, Talented Journalist’

    08/10/2015 2:37:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/15 | ALEX SWOYER
    CNN anchor and correspondent Jake Tapper posted on Twitter, quoting GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who defended Fox News’ Megyn Kelly amid the social media backlash over Fox News and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s jab at Kelly following the debate. Tapper’s post on Twitter read: .@JebBush: “Megyn Kelly is probably the most professional, talented journalist on cable television — on television, in America today”
  • Sowell: A Debatable 'Debate'

    08/10/2015 2:01:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 11, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The so-called "debates," among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in our times. No one expects these televised sound bites and "gotcha" questions to be anything like the historic Lincoln-Douglas debates on the momentous national issue of slavery. But the mob scene of candidates on stage that began with the 2012 campaign, and is now being repeated, is a big step down from the modern one-on-one debates between presidential candidates that began with John F. Kennedy versus Richard Nixon in 1960. We still have momentous national...
  • Enough with the Trump Outrage

    08/10/2015 12:58:48 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 192 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/10/2015 | David French
    We’re days away from Congress failing to block a deal that will exponentially increase the chances of a nuclear flash over Tel Aviv or New York, and all conservatives could talk about for the past 72 hours was Donald Trump’s insult of Megyn Kelly, an insult that caused firebrand pundit Erick Erickson to lapse into Dean of Students mode to ensure that his Red State Gathering was a Safe Space — safe from the current GOP frontrunner. And we wonder why people are deeply alienated from politics? First, let’s just tell the truth: Approximately 98 percent of the professional politicians,...
  • Donald Trump Still in the Lead After Debates: New NBC News/Survey Monkey Poll

    08/10/2015 9:19:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 10, 2015 | Shawna Thomas
    If Donald Trump's comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are hurting his standing in the Republican primary, it's not showing in the numbers. According to the latest NBC News Online Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, Trump is at the top of the list of GOP candidates that Republican primary voters would cast a ballot for if the primary were being held right now.

    08/09/2015 1:34:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 9,2015 | Robert Wilde
    Levin asserted, “I think that we were all duped. The fact of the matter is that this was a ratings gambit.” Levin claims that “We the people” were overlooked in the debate, and the event became a media spectacle with more emphasis on the show’s moderators than on discussing the important issues that face America. “Even today, it’s all about who has Megyn Kelly’s back. We the people, this is our process. We don’t get that many opportunities to go through the primary process. There are only nine debates,” he said. “The Great One” pointed out that Fox had an...
  • Luntz On Trump’s Debate Performance: ‘I Saw The Destruction Of A Presidential Campaign'

    08/09/2015 3:12:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    CBS Washington DC ^ | 8/7/15 | CBS Washington DC
    Republican strategist Frank Luntz came down hard on Donald Trump’s Republican presidential debate performance, calling it a “destruction of a candidacy.” The CBS News contributor explained to “CBS This Morning” why Trump did not do well with the post-debate focus group he conducted. “What do you say when you won’t guarantee to support the Republican nominee, when you call women some pretty horrific names, when you insult the moderator of the debate, when you don’t answer questions specifically, when you can’t even explain why you even went bankrupt. I have to tell you, this was an amazing debate performance. Not...

    08/09/2015 3:58:46 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/09/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate and former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson discussed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about Megyn Kelly “bleeding.” Carson said, “Well, I think that may be difference between political correctness and courteous speech. There is a difference. What bothers me is when people say, you know, you can’t say this word, you can’t say this phrase, you can’t even think that, you can’t express this. And it’s very difficult for people to have honest conversation if they can’t express themselves. But no way do I advocate saying mean things about people....
  • Takeaways from the Fox News Big Ten Debate

    08/10/2015 6:29:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Attending a debate-watching party in Torrance, CA -- the swing of swing districts, for as Torrance goes, so goes the country -- I watched the Fox News Big Ten Debate live and confrontational. Forget football. For a real full-contact sport, watch a lively Republican presidential debate. Friends of mine who don’t dabble in politics (or sports) looked forward to this forum of A+ contenders rumbling for the spotlight, votes, and the nomination. It was about more than about watching “The Donald,” since the local paper has been covering him constantly (he owns a golf resort in Rancho Palos Verdes). Looking...
  • No, Donald Trump is not a “true conservative”

    08/09/2015 5:09:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/08/2015 | Taylor Millard
    About 12 hours after the first prime-time GOP debate a message from a group called True Conservatives PAC showed up in my email with the title “you’re a useful idiot.” The beginning of the email is listed below.It’s obvious Trump has struck a chord with people who are apoplectic at the GOP Establishment and for good reason. But people should stop to ask whether Trump is a conservative or if he’s using the crowded GOP field to promote himself. There’s also the entire “Trump is a Democrat plant” theory rolling around, which may or may not be true. But...
  • GOP debate: between the serious and the circus

    08/09/2015 9:33:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Bresciani
    Not everyone is titillated with the recent GOP debates in Cleveland. Critics from the pragmatic to the hyper-critical, analysts and pundits alike are weighing every nuance from the serious political and policy questions to the humor. Dallas freelance writer Nelson Hultberg director of Americans for a Free Republic has offered a scathing critique on Canada Free Press entitled "The GOP Debate – Miserable Irrelevancy." Hultberg says, "Unfortunately this two-tiered debate was just one more exercise in the miserable irrelevancy of the media's handling of "political affairs" in America today." The Debate is Not about Trump – it is about the...
  • Cruz, Fiorina Are Big Winners In First Post-Debate Poll

    08/09/2015 6:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 9, 2015 | Kevin Drum
    A new NBC poll has gotten a lot of attention today for suggesting that Donald Trump won the Republican debate on Thursday. And maybe he did! But I'd take the results with a grain of salt. Here's why: â—ľAs the chart on the right shows, Trump's support didn't increase. It stayed where it was. The big gainers were Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson.â—ľIt was an overnight poll. So it might reflect what viewers thought of the debate itself, but it doesn't take account of the weekend fallout over Trump's post-debate treatment of Megyn Kelly. Nor does it take...
  • Jackie Mason: Presidential Debates Are Now Comedy Contests

    08/09/2015 2:36:25 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies ^ | August 9, 2015 |
    Comic legend Jackie Mason satirized the tendency of the news media, opinion makers and the general public to focus more on the delivery and presentation of remarks than on the actual policies presented at presidential debates. “If these debates were held fifty years ago, Groucho Marx would have been the president,” Mason quipped during a radio interview Sunday.
  • Did the first Republican debate effect who you are supporting?

    08/08/2015 7:47:39 PM PDT · by MNDude · 73 replies
    This last week the 17 Republican candidates debated one another in hopes of getting us to offer our support to them. Has watching the debate has changed any of your positions of who you wish to see get the Republican nomination?
  • Fiorina impresses as Trump's schtick wears thin

    08/09/2015 12:15:01 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 78 replies
    IBD / Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2015 August 08 | Andrew Malcolm
    Republicans opened their debate season Thursday in Cleveland and produced the beginning of the beginning for a Carly Fiorina surge and the beginning of the end for a Donald Trump campaign. ..... < snip > ..... In the prime-time tilt, Trump was a major loser, coming off as mean and shallow. ..... < snip > .... Worse, he was the only Republican who refused to pledge no third-party campaign. "If they don't treat me well," Trump said later, "Why should I make that pledge?" As the poll front-runner, Trump had the most to lose in Cleveland. And he did. But...
  • Steyn: Party Pooper

    08/08/2015 10:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | August 8, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday night I swung by Sean Hannity's show on Fox News to chew over Thursday's GOP debates. You can see the video here. We discussed Hillary Clinton's weakness re Bernie Sanders, and then moved on to the Republican side of things. The debate attracted an audience of 24 million people, the highest cable-news rating of all time, versus an audience of three-and-a-half million for the allegedly iconic Jon Stewart's farewell show (his second highest audience ever) and the highest non-sport cable rating in history. Much of it was generated, presumably, by non-political types tuning in to check out frontrunner...
  • DNC Announces Democratic Debates; CNN First. None For Fox

    08/08/2015 12:42:55 PM PDT · by Will88 · 65 replies
    TV Newser ^ | August 6, 2015 | Mark Joyella
    CNN gets the first in a series of six Democratic debates. CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS and Univision get the others. NBC’s will likely be simulcast on MSNBC.
  • Ted Cruz shows his true colors at presidential debate

    08/07/2015 10:26:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 7, 2015 | Sylvia Van Peebles, San Diego politics examiner
    The first 2016 presidential debate got off to a rocky start last night when Donald Trump was the only candidate to raise his hand, signifying a "no" answer in response to the question of whether they would pledge to support the party candidate and not run a third party campaign. Although he was booed for his response he quickly rebounded. It was a night of bad-bordering on inappropriate-and irrelevant questions directed at Trump, the airing of candidates dirty laundry and the pitting of the candidates against each other. Even though Trump and Bush dominated the debate when it came to...
  • Donald Trump is an embarrassment who is impossible to embarrass. It's his superpower.

    08/07/2015 9:09:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Vox ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ezra Klein
    Fox News's primetime Republican debate began with an attempt to cow Donald Trump. Would he pledge to forego a third-party candidacy and endorse the eventual Republican nominee? He would not. Did he understand the question? Did he realize that would probably guarantee that Hillary Clinton won the White House? He did. The crowd cheered. Then it was Megyn Kelly's turn. She read him a litany of horrible terms he's used to describe women. He's called them "fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals." Trump's response? He only said that about Rosie O'Donnell. The crowd cheered. (Trump was lying, by the...
  • ‘Best Presidential Debate I Have Ever Seen’: Beck Breaks Down the GOP Debate Candidate-by-Candidate

    08/07/2015 7:15:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 7, 2015 | Erica Ritz, assistant editor
    Glenn Beck reacted to Thursday’s first Republican presidential debate on his radio program Friday, saying it was the “best presidential debate” he has ever seen. “I expected a complete debacle because there was so many people,” Beck admitted. “But I think not only did I get a feel for every individual, I think some of my opinions were changed or enhanced on some individuals.” Beck’s analysis of the candidates’ performance is below in no specific order. Instead of ranking them numerically, he put them into broader categories like “big winner” and “big loser.”(continued)
  • The Question They Dare Not Ask

    08/07/2015 6:48:16 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 6 replies
    Self | August 7, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    There is one question that should be asked of every presidential candidate at a presidential debate. It is also a question no one dares ask: In 1794, as you are of course well aware, James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, was asked about the constitutionality of publicly funded charity. He responded: "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending on objects of benevolence the money of their constituents." Given Mr. Madison's remarks, it is beyond contention that the welfare state in its entirety is unconstitutional. If...
  • Obama, Clinton Not Mentioned in 1st Hour of GOP Debates. Why?

    08/07/2015 3:32:17 PM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 26 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-7-15 | CleanTV
    We all know that main reason 17 Republican Candidates were being showcased in the Fox News Debates was to expose the foibles of Liberal Democrats and position themselves as the best candidate to defeat them. Uh, that’s not exactly the way things turned out. For the first hour of the debates, the Fox News moderators didn’t even utter the word, Hillary or Barack. No Hillary Clinton. No Barack Obama or any other Democrat names for that matter. Watching the debates was a bit surreal almost leading the viewers to believe that the main battle is one of Republicans battling Republicans...
  • Did Obama have advanced info about Fox hatchet job before debate? He did tell all to watch!

    08/07/2015 2:13:26 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 35 replies
    VANITY ^ | 8/7/2015 | Stockpirate
    What do you think? Obama told everyone to watch the Fox debates. Megan Kelly told viewers that she had some tough questions for Trump if "he didn't play fair" I now think that the WH had an idea of the attacks on Donald and may even of had input via the DNC Chairperson.. They attacked the conservatives in an attempt to weaken them and softball questions to Bush and Huckebee.
  • Millennials watch GOP debate amid Republican hopes for a trend toward party

    08/07/2015 1:41:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | August 7, 2015 | Dean DeChiaro and Emily Hoerner, Medill News Service
    ATLANTA — Republican millennials – many of whom began paying taxes, amassing student debt and searching for jobs since the last presidential election – joined more seasoned party members to watch their party’s first primary debate. But it was hard to miss that the younger generation of debate-watchers was dwarfed by a largely gray-haired crowd. “It is a slightly older crowd, hopefully some more young people come for the weekend,” said Josh Hammer, 26, a law student and supporter of presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The RedState Gathering watch-party, held at the Grand Hyatt Thursday night and attended by...
  • The Brief: How Cruz and Perry Did in the Debates

    08/07/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | August 7, 2015 | Polo Rocha
    The Big Conversation The two Texans on the separate GOP debate stages Thursday didn't throw many punches at fellow Republicans. Speaking at the earlier debate, former Gov. Rick Perry talked up Texas' economic performance under his tenure, saying "nobody's done it like Rick Perry's done it." Perry continued to blast Donald Trump, who was in the later debate, but Perry avoided directly attacking the six others who joined him on stage. And as The Associated Press notes, there was no "oops moment for Perry," who "appeared confident and well-rehearsed." The often-combative U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, meanwhile, decided to stay "largely...
  • First GOP Debate: How Did the Candidates Fare?

    08/07/2015 12:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CBN News ^ | August 7, 2015 | Donna Russell and David Brody
    CLEVELAND -- The Republican presidential candidates took on the issues, the Democrats, and each other Thursday night, tackling everything from the economy to Iraq to Planned Parenthood – and God. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may have faired the best in the first GOP debate heading into the 2016 Presidential campaigning. Fox News insider Frank Luntz reported that both of them saw huge spikes in "reaction meters" for comments on Iran and terrorism. Huckabee responded to a question about the Iran deal saying in part, "we got nothing." He went on to say, "We couldn't...
  • How Jeb got trumped by The Donald

    08/07/2015 10:51:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vox ^ | August 7, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    The conventional wisdom has always been that Jeb Bush was supposed to be president a long time ago, and George W. Bush snuck into the chute first because he won the governorship of Texas when Bush lost his race for Florida governor. The idea is that Jeb's the more serious and studious brother. But maybe George W. Bush was just a much, much better candidate. Jon Ward of Yahoo is a great observer of politics, and his view — which I share — is that Jeb Bush had the most costly night of all the candidates. It was his chance...
  • DNC accidentally declares a winner in yesterday's debates

    08/07/2015 8:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    I rarely agree with the Democratic National Committee, but yesterday they told us who they thought won the debates, albeit indirectly, and they were spot-on.  The only debater their Twitter feed attacked during the debates was Carly Fiorina, and this tells us whom they fear the most, and whom they saw gaining the most traction. And true to the colors of the left, who project onto conservatives their own bigotries, they attacked Carly Fiorina in highly sexist terms, using an animated GIF file of a little girl dressed in pink. Fiorina says her business experience prepared her to be...
  • Big Donors Ordered GOP Candidates Before Debate: Take Out Trump

    08/07/2015 8:24:26 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-7-15 | Jim Hpft
    Top donors ordered Republican candidates last night to “Take out Trump” before the debate. The top contributors are concerned that Trump is ruining their plans for another Bush or Clinton White House. It should also be noted some of these high-powered donors are helping to finance the campaigns of BOTH Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Presently, Donald Trump represents the single greatest threat to their intention of controlling the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
  • Ben Carson Performs Surgery on Hillary, Others form Circular Firing Squad

    08/07/2015 6:44:49 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 26 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-7-15 | CleanTV
    Mild-mannered retired brain surgeon Ben Carson might just have had the biggest zinger in the GOP Debates. To many, his comment went under radar, but to others he showed his deep wisdom in his perspective in this Presidential race. Instead knocking fellow Republicans, he focused instead on Hillary Clinton. When asked how he felt about possibly facing big bad powerful Hillary as the Democrat nominee, he quipped, “That would be a dream come true.” Dr. Carson’s logic was unassailable and surprising no other candidate had such a brilliant answer. He said Hillary Clinton is such a train wreck that she...
  • We Are Doing Debates Wrong

    08/07/2015 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Conservative Underground ^ | August 7, 2015 | James P. Willis
    The only big news from last night’s debate is that we can confirm that we should not trust the news media to run a Presidential debate. To begin with, this was a question and answer period, not a debate. A debate would have been more substantive and would have given people some idea about a candidate’s position on issues rather than their ability to produce a sound bite on command. The questions were controlled in a way that demonstrated the bias of the media personalities asking them, and there was no effort to even pretend to give each candidate an...
  • Beware the clowns

    08/07/2015 2:14:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 6, 2015 | Larry Beinhart, author of "Wag the Dog"
    Those in the reality-based community may laugh, but in Republican presidential politics, extremism is virtue. Is the way to watch the Republican debates tonight to set out a bowl of popcorn in the expectation that this conglomeration of candidates will produce truly memorable Comedy Central moments? As Bill Schneider at Reuters put it, “Is 2016 the year of the Republican clown car?” Dana Milbank of The Washington Post was quick to answer, “Clown car.” Politico’s Roger Simon said the “clown car has become a clown van.” Sen. Ted Cruz is frying bacon on a rifle barrel. Sen. Lindsey Graham put...
  • Here's what young Republicans made of the first debate

    08/06/2015 10:17:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    ITV News ^ | August 6, 2015
    ITV News spoke to young Republicans in Washington immediately after the first between the party's presidential candidates: Andrew Crouch, 24, Chicago "The questions to Trump were unfair, he's held his own but Ted Cruz has stood out compared to all the other candidates, he's articulated his points well and appealed and to the Conservative base. Jeb Bush has done nothing for me, he's not connecting with the base, he's trying to be as moderate as possible and it's not working."(continued)
  • My report card on the debate.

    08/06/2015 9:25:12 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 23 replies
    self | 8/7/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    Report card on the debates: 1. Donald Trump - slightly toned down from what I expected, but overall, he was what he is. Been observing him since 1986, have seen him change like a chameleon over those years, and I don't trust him. Had some good sound bites, although this is primarily because he was disproportionately favored by the moderators. Still a buffoon who unfortunately sways a lot of people who are fooled by sound bites. 2-5. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich - these guys on the stage were completely different people from who they have been...