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  • The Republican Candidates Let Donald Trump Win

    03/10/2016 9:34:01 PM PST · by goldstategop · 50 replies
    New York Mag ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jonathan Chait
    What made this response all the more baffling is that Trump was clearly hoping to pull off just the kind of debate that transpired. He was more subdued, less outlandish, and far, far nicer than he has appeared in any previous debate. He was boring. His opening and closing statements sounded — unusually for him — as though he had practiced them. He appealed to party unity. He sought to rise above his competitors not by belittling them, as usual, but through magnanimity. In reality, Trump is the same uninformed clown he always has been. His response on every question...
  • (LIVE) Fox News GOP Debate

    03/03/2016 5:02:47 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 3,161 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/16 | Fox News
  • Why is Donald Trump afraid of Megyn Kelly?

    01/26/2016 9:23:14 AM PST · by Marcus · 70 replies
    Blasting News ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    One of the strangest battles of Election 2016 is not Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz or Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders, or even Jeb Bush vs. Marco Rubio. The squabble everyone is talking about pits Trump, the mercurial businessman who wants to be president of the United States, and Megyn Kelly, the rising star of Fox News and one of the most fearsome interviewers on the airwaves
  • The Skinny on the GOP Debate

    01/15/2016 9:40:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-15-16 | Scott McKay
    The best feature of Thursday night's Republican presidential debate was the small number of contestants taking part in it. There. I said it. We're no longer subjected to cattle-call debates with 10 candidates squabbling over seconds of airtime. Now it’s only seven, and there are opportunities for more substantial discussions. And as such, the performances are getting sharper, and better. So here are a few observations from the Fox Business debate: THE STANDINGS Here's how they came out: 1. Ted Cruz: Cruz opened the debate knocking the issue of the loan he took out to fund his 2012 Senate campaign...
  • Debate Stage Lineup Pic: Jeb on Edge Just as Trump Predicted

    01/14/2016 4:02:56 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Self | January 14, 2015 | PJ-Comix
  • What to Look for Tonight

    12/15/2015 12:24:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | December 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This reminds me what else I did last night. I finally sat down with my new iPad Pro, and I ran the app Apple Music, and I started searching Christmas music. Mannheim Steamroller, they've got all kinds of Christmas playlists that they put together, Christmas cocktail, which is jazz, country Christmas. I was just reveling. Now, it has to be stuff that I've heard before for me to be able to enjoy, but Christmas music fits the bill. There isn't that much new since I lost my hearing, so I spent some time doing that, just finding...
  • The Fourth debate did NOT draw as many viewers as the third debate; are minds made up?

    11/12/2015 7:27:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/12/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Maybe people are beginning to make up their mind about who they will support in the Republican primaries. The television viewership ratings tell the story. It may be too late for anyone to catch Donald Trump. Just as after every other debate, even on the Democrat side, the paid “insiders” tell us who won the night and we disagree. But in all but loony toons Glenn Beck’s poll where libertarian Rand Paul beat Donald Trump by a single point, Trump has won with numbers running from solid to blow out. When hundreds of thousands of people vote on these on...
  • Winners & Losers

    11/10/2015 11:42:22 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    National Review -- the Corner ^ | 11-10-15 | Jonah Goldberg
    Biggest loser on merits: Kasich. He’s done. He came across angry, condescending and unprincipled. By the end of the debate he came across as the drunk, obnoxious, uncle everyone wishes hadn’t accepted the invitation to Thanksgiving dinner. Biggest loser politically: Jeb Bush. On the substance, I thought his performance during the first half was the best he’s done. But by the second half he started to fade and grew more incoherent. On several occasions he gave passable answers if you could cut through the word clouds, but then Rubio came in and gave essentially the same answer better, both on...
  • Fox Business to Stream GOP Debate for Free

    11/05/2015 4:53:11 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | Novembe 5, 2015 | Alex Weprin
    The debate will be streamed for free on, without the need to be a cable TV subscriber. In addition, Fox Business is making itself more widely available for a number of its current pay-TV partners, including DirecTV, Suddenlink, Mediacom and the NCTC, letting subscribers who don’t normally get Fox Business have access to the channel for the debate.
  • Clarice Feldman: CNBC: Media Matter Less

    11/01/2015 10:23:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 1, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This was a great week for those of us who consider the corporate media to be underinformed, partisan, and overly impressed with their own power to shape political affairs. This week CNBCs wretched conduct of the Republican debate hurt the pocketbook of their parent company, Comcast, and gave the entire media a long-deserved black eye while upping the audiences regard for intended victims. If Watergate was the high water mark of the public esteem of journalists, the debate was its Waterloo. Like me, you have to admit that you never expected to hear Carl Bernstein admit the right was correct...
  • Thank You, CNBC, for a Wonderful Evening

    10/29/2015 1:14:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 30, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I dedicate the lead of this column to thanking CNBC for displaying its rank liberal bias in last night's GOP presidential debate for all the world to see. In relative terms, "all the world" is not that far off if you consider last night's audience size compared with the network's usually paltry ratings. The more people who saw this charade from the network's alleged moderators the better for America. My first reaction as this spectacle unfolded was muted outrage, shaking my head that this atrophied arm of the mainstream liberal media would show its colors so overtly, without any pretense...
  • The GOP's Opportunity to Talk About Job Growth

    10/28/2015 1:45:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Will tonight’s GOP presidential campaign debate in Colorado be more about staging political theatre, catchy soundbites, and media analysts focused on who has the “gotcha” moment? Or will this debate actually produce a substantive discussion of economic and regulatory policies that could actually help our nation’s economy grow? Sadly the ramp up discussion to this next GOP debate has been more about who can trump Trump than a discussion of who has the best ideas to reviving a lagging U.S. economy or which candidate has the best plan for job creation. Tonight’s debate is supposed to focus on improving the...
  • Post Debate Twitter Follower Growth - Presidential Candidates (from 9/17 to 9/20)

    09/20/2015 4:39:41 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 18 replies
    In the three days since the debates on Thursday night, we saw major jumps in Twitter followers among some of the candidates that did well. The big surprise here is Carly Fiorina, who added 63,404 followers to leapfrog ahead of Ben Carson, who has been running number 2 in Twitter growth all summer long. Even more surprising, the growth in Donald Trump's followers is starting to slow, even though he remains at number one and it well out in front in terms of MTD (month to date) follower growth since September 1. For comparison, Trump added over 600,000 followers in...

    08/11/2015 7:13:20 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/15 | Alex Marlow & Stephen K. Bannon
    Here were Kelly’s questions, one by one. As the debate went on, her quotient of informational questions to headline-grabbing ones went up. But early on, during the highly anticipated beginning of the first debate of this presidential news cycle, it was a ratings-garnering fireworks show:
  • Taiwanese Animators Declare Trump Winner of GOP Debate

    08/07/2015 6:52:43 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 7, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Whether or not you agree with the assessment of the Taiwanese Animators that Donald Trump won Thursday's Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, I think we can all agree that their video is quite funny in a vaudvillian sort of way. It  was also quite astounding in that only hours after the debate the video was up and running on YouTube. So watch and enjoy.
  • Watching the Republican Debate With the Clinton Campaign

    08/07/2015 2:27:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 7, 2015 | Sam Frizell
    In Hillary Clinton’s humid campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, a few dozen campaign staffers gathered after hours to watch the Republican debate. As they readied their rapid response, they tossed around synonyms for their views of their potential Republican opponents. “Backward looking.” “Out of touch.” “Out of date.” Maybe just “Lord have mercy.” [Snip] Clinton didn’t join in. Instead, she held court at a Hollywood fundraiser with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Usher, Jessica Alba and others. But she’s not leaving the criticism to her staffers, either. In Denver on Tuesday, she seized on the theme by arguing that a Republican forum...
  • FOX News Republican Presidential Primary Debate - Main Event [LIVE THREAD 8:50pm ET]

    08/06/2015 5:39:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 3,759 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 6, 2015
    FOX News Republican Presidential Primary Debate - Main Event [LIVE THREAD 5:50pm ET]
  • Can Trump Really Win??

    08/06/2015 7:15:36 AM PDT · by · 19 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 8/6/15 | Gop Mike
    If you have ever read this blog, you know I am a politically junkie.  I love politics and watch and read everything about it.  And now with the Presidential election and the "Trump Tornado" streaking across the nation like Superman trying to reverse time, I am being inundated with conservatives calling, texting & emailing me in a lather stricken with the "Trump Fascination Syndrome". And everyone of them asks me in the same enthusiastic whisper, "Hey Mike,  Whatta ya think about Trump?"  And before I am able to muster a coherent response, they immediately follow up with the question,...
  • Who Will be the First Republican "Top 10" Candidate to Drop Down to "Kiddie Table?"

    08/04/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    Self | August 4, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I just saw the list of the GOP presidential candidates. The top 10 at the main debate and the 7 who have to be at the "kiddie table." One unnoticed as yet aspect of this format is that one or more of the Top 10 candidates could be demoted in future polls to the "kiddie table." A very public humiliation. Okay, so who do you think will be the FIRST Top 10 candidate to exit the main debate in the future and be assigned to the "kiddie table?"
  • Newt turns media "gotcha" questioners into road kill!

    01/20/2012 11:45:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 43 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/20/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    John King has joined Juan Williams as Newt Gingrich road kill. They have both been taught a harsh lesson: Newt Gingrich will not play the “gotcha question” game and he will turn such questions into smack downs of those who insist upon asking them. In just over 2 minutes Gingrich took King’s opening question about the charges being made by his former wife and flattened the pride of CNN to the delight of hundreds in a South Carolina auditorium and millions across the country. Newt’s smack down had us banging our fists and saying “Finally! Finally somebody is punching back!”...