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?