Last night's debate revealed the true order of things.
I really dislike having to cry foul about the ‘mainstream’ media.
Michigan has its own media issues, much of it protecting the bad actors in Lansing. Some of it locally even pursuing its own agenda. But in the national scene?
Indeed, after last night’s CNBC GOP debate, it will be a lot easier to do so. After the assault of “Do you still beat your mother” line of questions to a number of the candidates, it was apparent that there was no intention of talking about policy and the crushing debt our nation faces. The only purpose any liberal media outlets might have in such an event is to personally destroy each and every viable GOP contender for Team D’s advantage.
However, after Ted Cruz (to the right) said what needed to be said, it was clear the candidates would not be victims for the remainder of the carnival.
It simply got better from there. With little to no ‘friendly fire,’ in the balance of the show, there was something to cheer about from nearly all of the candidates.
Rubio and Cruz effectively painted the moderating crew accurately as a hit squad. Trump was not only civil but did not lose any points on diffusing Kasich’s claims of success in Ohio. Carson was able to turn the tables on a moderator slant with a “they know” right hook when the audience booed the moderator’s absurdness. Christie was in rare form, Huckabee didn’t fall for the crap the D team was peddling, and Fiorina made her prepared talking points about cronyism adequately. Even Paul didn’t cry about Ted Cruz getting THE ‘Fed’ question.
Team D took a beating from Cruz AND Rubio, highlighted with Cruz’ accurate reflection of the Democrat debate being “.. a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks” defining what has become of the party of the ass, and Rubio calling out the duplicity in media, Media being the Democrat superPAC, Hillary’s lies, and even the double standard of fellow candidate Bush. A debate where one might have been angered by the sheer gall and outright mendacity of the moderating crew was turned into a rather enjoyable event where liberal media bias was clearly exposed.
No question in my mind that the American voters clearly won last night.
*A side note. Kasich talked about 300K+ more jobs in Ohio in his time as governor. Michigan lost about the number in the same time. One might be able to attribute some of that gain to the neighboring state, yes?
This is just dawning on folks? F*** me running. It was a joke all the way down to the closing statements.
Besides, there are more pressing issues than what corporate media has been doing since Cronkite and the Vietnam War: http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/10/28/the-republican-party-has-just-removed-the-debt-ceiling-entirely/
John Harwood made himself out to look like a complete tool yesterday with his line of questioning ("Comic Book" candidate to "Fantasy Football"...really?) and the other CNBC moderators with the exception of Jim Kramer didn't really add anything to the debate.
Ted Cruz deserves bonus points for calling this schemp out over his line of questions, along with Trump for not only "renegotiating" CNBC's debate format, but calling out Harwood at the end as a liar.
I would've used something a little more stronger.
Oh, and one last thing. If anyone is curious; John Kacish is literally Ohio's version of Rick Snyder, complete with his penchant for medicaid expansion ("You don't love Jesus if you don't support expanding medicaid!") and his general aversion to Freedom to Work (as illustrated by his noteworthy strategy of a hasty retreat during SB-5) just to name a few.
Ted deserves Jack-sh!t. Cruz single handily c***blocked the public of seeing half of the posers on the stage from being exposed of the truth of who they are. Ted, within his pious bullsh!t denied the gloves coming off to expose who is the big dog who p!sses in the tall grass just to accomplish nothing more than aiding the other side. They don't play that game. It was a win for Hillary Super-delegates. Cruz is a low hanging fruit missile.
Ps. Kasich should be drug tested. Anybody whose ever been exposed to those mannerisms sees White Pony.
The hopelessly weakest links (i.e. Graham, Kasich and most importantly the other Lil' Bush...just for starters), will start to fall by the wayside when their polls numbers remain static for too long or begin falling. Those with deep pockets will come to the realization those campaigns have literally begun to significantly dipped below the water line and are beginning to assume the vertical position, that will be the best to cut their losses and begin to redirect their PAC/SuperPAC contributions towards the Hillary '16 Campaign if they want to maintain any semblance of the gravy train they have came to expect from the federal government over the years.
No amount of debate performance, or noticeable lack thereof with the named examples above, will ever prevent that.
We've already seen the end result of prior weak candidates and the electorate.
See Exhibit "A": Mitt Romney 2012.
See Exhibit "B": John McCain 2008.
Harwood is tight with Senator Maria Cantwell, DC's leading 'other woman' and a typical Washington (the State) greenie.
But, does Harwood matter?