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Showing posts with label GOP Debates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOP Debates. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

RNC Chair Lauds Fox News Business Debate. Guess Why?

Rience Priebus spoke after the GOP debate last night about how the debate was the model for the perfect debate format and moderation.  Allow a quick showing of why the RNC Chair went there with his lauding the forum.

Watch from the 21:00 mark through the 23:10 mark. Fiorina was asked about the fact that the US performs much better from a jobs perspective under Democrats than Republican administrations. watch Fiorina's response She flat-out avoided the question, and the moderator simply moved on without calling her out.

 Of course, you know why she avoided the question?

A little something for our moneyed readers.

If the RNC is seeking to shape the messages from its lying and evasive candidates, it should seek all debates on Fox News Business.   The moderators were clearly on a mission to offer the perfect platform for GOPism and the moderators did so without serious probing of any points. 

Watch as a well-known anti-Administration/anti-Obama host Maria Bartiromo stretches and burst the limit of credibility with her 40% employment question. 

Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo Pushes Myth That "Almost 40 Percent Of Americans Are Without A Job" 
Exaggerated Unemployment Figure Includes Children, Retirees, College Students, And Stay-At-Home Parents 

From the November 10 edition of Fox Business' Republican Presidential Candidates Debate:


MARIA BARTIROMO (MODERATOR): Governor Bush, almost 40 percent of Americans are without a job and are not looking. Many have given up. That's what the participation rate tells us. You've said your policies will drive the economy back to four percent growth, which we haven't seen since the year 2000. What specific regulations would you change, and how will that lead to jobs and growth?
Bartiromo knows the details of her 40% leading question.  In fact, the question wasn't so much a debate query it was misleading information for the viewing public. Thus, a direct example of why Priebus and his candidates want a forum that facilitates misinformation. I suspect only Donald Trump and Ben Carson were unaware the Bartiromo's query was a conservative message to LIVs (low information voters). 
Posted by Americans United Against T-Bagging John Birch Society Shit Talkers on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Politifact offers a fact check on Carson's continued lying. We, actually Carson is simply doing the "Fake It To Make It" thing. He really has no idea of which he speaks.  
At tonight's debate, Ben Carson said raising the minimum wage will increase joblessness. That's False.

Who does he think he is fooling with this? 
Rand Paul's commented Income Inequality is worse in Blue states Vs. Red states. 
Paul outed Trump's rhetoric as nothing more than rhetoric.
Ouch, It took Rand Paul speaking up to clarify that China is not in fact part of the TPP. Posted by Ezra Klein on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 

Marco Rubio received heavy applause first he predominate white and upper-aged audience when we made the completely false statement about difference income between welders and philosophers. It should be noted President Obama has been a major proponent of vocational education since the first days of his Presidency.  

During the GOP debate Marco Rubio made the claim that "welders make more money than philosophers." That's not exactly true.
Must read
Fact check!

Rubio said "We need more welders" because they earn more than "philosophers."Turns out that's not the case. 
Cruz cut five Federal agencies and only names four.


Trumpisms...I am not so sure it was a Trump crowd at all. 
Instead of raising wages, Trump says people "have to go out, they have to work really hard."

The very, very rich Donald Trump thinks you're too rich.

Trump said that trade imbalance between U.S. and China tops $500 billion. Mostly False.

Oh yeah, because that makes soooooo much sense.
Posted by If You Only News on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
He's wrong! Go figure.
Posted by If You Only News on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
So, this is the forum conservatives and the RNC seek?

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fiorina's Winning Campaign Debate Performance Included An Utter Lie! (Ring of Fire Radio)

Everyone knows politicians lie. They lie exponentially as they campaign for office, especially during televised debates. Debate strategy is not to put forth positions that ping the opponent (all sixteen). The key to winning the GOP debate is to garner aghast and applause for oratory. An easy task if the audience is comprised of conservatives (with ample financial wherewithal). It also doesn't seem to matter if said oratory has any basis in fact. Factually, the first two GOP debates have been so laced with WWE like entertainment (and utter international machismo from Rubio) seeking a singular truism would be fruitless. As fruitless as panning for gold in the Florida Everglades.

Other than Donald Trump's maniacal railings in the first debate, and Ben Carson's nuttiness in the second debate, Carly Fiorina garnered the most aghast and applause after insisting on inserting an utter prep-planned lie.

Ring of Fire Radio (KJ McElrath)

Fiorina KNEW the Video was a Miscarriage, not an Abortion: Lied in Front of 23 Million Viewers

By now, half of the people in the country have either seen or heard about the infamous video clip, depicting a live fetus, approximately 18 weeks old, laying and struggling on a stainless steel table after allegedly having been aborted. The video was released by anti-abortion activist Gregg Cunningham. However, when interviewed by Time magazine, Cunningham refused to identify when or where the video was made or who filmed the scene. Claiming that his organization, the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, enters into “confidentiality agreements” in order to acquire the videos. 
During the second GOP debate a few weeks ago, Fiorina said, “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes…watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Significantly, Cunningham would neither “confirm nor deny” whether or not the video was filmed at a Planned Parenthood clinic. He nonetheless stated that he was “confident” that the procedure shown was an abortion. 
It turns out that it was nothing of the kind. A few hours following the video’s publication online, medical experts pointed out that it is virtually impossible to resuscitate a baby younger than 23 weeks. One doctor pointed out that “the chance of survival below [23 weeks] is simply so remote that application of aggressive neonatal resuscitation and intensive care would be not only futile, but cruel.” 
What happened is that one of Cunningham’s fellow activists, David Daleiden, had taken the raw footage, then used a voice-over from an entirely different procedure in which fetal tissue was being harvested for medical research. That voice-over had nothing to do with the events in the video clip, which by now, is known to be of a miscarriage – not an abortion. 
Caught with his pants down, Daleiden admitted that it was a miscarriage – but told CNN that it “didn’t matter” – as long as it proves his point. Egregiously, Daleiden did not have the distraught mother’s permission to film the event or use it. “We used it to illustrate exactly the kind of late-second trimester baby…fetus that we’re talking about in these cases of organ harvesting.” 
In other words, Daleiden, Cunningham and the rest are perfectly willing to present blatant fabrications in order to advance their agenda. Furthermore, Fiorina knew that the video was misleading and depicted a miscarriage rather than an abortion. Nonetheless, she was also willing to spout lies and distortions in order to pander to the base she believes will support her. 
It is typical of the right-wing religious nut jobs who don’t give a tinker’s damn about the child once he or she is born. When they are caught in a lie and attempt to cover up the truth, they simply respond that it’s not relevant. It’s not the only example of this kind of behavior. Recently, GOP Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah was called out by Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards in front of the House Oversight Committee when he brought out a chart supposedly demonstrating that the number of abortions performed at PPH clinics was on the rise. He claimed the chart was taken from PPH’s own annual reports. It was actually from another anti-choice group, Americans United for Life – and the chart was completely misleading. 
Fiorina and the rest of the sex-obsessed theocrats can rant all they like. The bottom line is, revelations about this infamous video is further destroying the right-wing’s credibility. They’re even alienating their pro-life supporters.

About the Author
KJ McElrath
K.J. McElrath is a former history and social studies teacher who has long maintained a keen interest in legal and social issues.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Leadership in the Face of Jingoism and Ring-Wing Fanaticism

President Obama visited fort Bragg this week to president over the nation's most historical and relevant event since his inauguration in 2009. He declared the war in Iraq, "over". He gloriously and in a most presidential way,  'welcomed home our troops' (from that war).  Yet, there is a segment in the population who have taken their obstructionism to the point of disgust: many of our nation's conservatives (politicians and war-mongering citizens).

The current wave of 'hawkish' diatribes from the likes of John McCain and Lindsey Graham speaks to the avid jingoistic foundation for many of the nation's conservatives.  The current cast of GOP presidential candidates include at least one or two 'super war hawks' who have spoken in open debate about their disdain for US troop withdrawal from Iraq.   If you watch the GOP debates you are hearing resounding applause with mention of possible jingoistic actions against Iran. The audience seems chops-at-the-bit for another war. Yet, only their children will fight their war.

Both Fox News and certain news segments on CNN have included comment which rational thought and smacks misrepresentation of our past.  The words flow along this line (Paraphrase), "Saddam was removed from power, democracy was established in the nation..."  How can respectful people so misrepresent the war in Iraq. The removal of Saddam or establishing democracy in the nation were items taken before the United Nations for authorization of war.  Such non-factual 'reverse rationalization' by any media is pathetic.  We were duped into the war by a commonly used conservative tactic called "fear". WMD and a Saddam nuclear weapon was the rallying cry.  a rallying cry delivered to the United nations by one of our greatest and most honored military leaders.  Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Tenet duped Collin Powell along with you and me.