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

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Trump's The Serial Liar Demands An Apology From Hillary Clinton






Let's start this piece with a bit of "Trump mania." No, we do not find the carnival barker narcissist in any way entertaining, but we must devote our share of time and cyberspace to the growing cesspool of love reserved for our past which included the likes of Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, and much farther back in time: Nero.
The Daily Kos: Cartoon: Trumplandia
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As of this past Saturday night and the Democrat party Debate, Hillary Clinton has garnered attention for remarks related to Trump's rhetoric and its influence on the world stage. Clinton and ISIS equipped with Carnival Barker rhetoric. Clinton's remarks have been proven not accurate as to specificity, but I doubt it is possible ISIS leadership hasn't used Trump's bluster as fodder for sycophant recruits.  

Always the opportunist, Trump has, since the wee hours of Wednesday morning, has embarked on a policial strategy of forcing Clinton into a potential advertisement apology. Yes, he demands an apology based on the remarks. Trump has used the word "lies" so much over the past five months many ignore his consistent and over-the-top pathological condition that manifest in incessant lies and embellishment. 

Politifacts, who Trump calls a Liberal publication, has published a review of Trump's veracity; the word is wasted on Trump.  
PolitiFact has been documenting Trump’s statements on our Truth-O-Meter, where we’ve rated 76 percent of them Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire, out of 77 statements checked. No other politician has as many statements rated so far down on the dial.
In fact, the Tampa Bay times Fact-checking division has awarded Trump the "Lie of the Year" collar.  

(More after this page break)


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Joe Concha On GOP Debate IV; NPR's Diane Rhem On The Event


Mediaite has the most interesting social media model. The newsy website must maintain a staff of conservative writers on one side of its facility while housing a more progressive set of writers and editors in an opposite wing. Almost daily I read and respond to posts (with comments) that are obviously developed to attract the many conservatives who visit the site. I actually believe the site is so full of paid GOP trolls, Mediaite should charge a Rightwing Troll Fee.

From another perspective, when the site's progressive (department) or neutral-wing writers take on a topic, they do it well.  They do it so well most conservative commenters stay away as if the web page was sprayed with Fly, Ant and Roach repellent. 

An example of my point follows. 

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Joe Concha

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Now that’s how you moderate a debate.


Well, mostly…
Fox Business got its turn as the GOP held its 4th debate in the land of beer and cheese last night. In the end, these was no whine to be found, as candidates and party honchos alike all took no issue with the questioning. Those who didn’t watch will likely interpret that sentiment as the moderators exercising in a game of primetime softball, but that wasn’t even remotely the case. Instead — and most media pundits agree — the questions were substantive, relevant and without the kind of editorial marinated in snark that we saw during the last such event on CNBC. And as a result, the answers provided finally showed some contrast between the candidates on stage that went beyond the distractions of personality differences and sniping prompted by questions oftentimes designed to create those kind of responses to produce juicy-but-empty soundbites.
In the end, what we got was a debate that very much resembled the lone Democratic debate moderated mostly by CNN’s Anderson Cooper: the candidates were invariably civil with one another and stuck to policy and overall perspective/worldview on what their presidency would look like on economic and some foreign affairs. There were some dustups, of course, but the heated debate was compelling in highlighting the stark contrasts between Ted Cruz and John Kasich on how they would handle a large fiscal crisis in terms of bank bailouts, or Marco Rubio’s worldview vs. Rand Paul’s on military budgets and strategy.
What this debate also succeeded at — thanks to its specific, if not relatively wonky policy questions — was illustrating the lack of depth of both its frontrunners (depending on which poll you read) on foreign policy. Donald Trump provided the same, non-specific, ambiguous answer on how he would handle Syria, Iraq and ISIS. Ben Carson showed he’s out of his depth on the topic as well (almost seemingly teaching himself what Special Ops means by clinically defining it in his first answer on the topic around the President’s newly-announced ISIS strategy).
As for those who shined, it’s easy to call the winners Rubio, Cruz and Fiorina in that order. All were — and this is a recurring theme — simply the most impressive, commanding people on the stage. If you’re looking for the establishment candidate with the most momentum, it’s clearly the Florida senator. Cruz will get a small bump as he continues to solidify himself into a decent position of low double-digits, but his general electability is still a huge question. As for Fiorina, she won’t get the kind of bump she got after Round 2 in California, and how she gave back those 12 points she gained so quickly is yet another mystery of this maddening-to-predict process.
As for Jeb Bush, he didn’t hurt himself but isn’t exactly built for making big splashes in these situations either. As one Tweet noted last night, listening to Bush is like watching someone trying to learn how to drive a stick-shift: The halting starts and stops are uncomfortable to absorb. Trump was subpar, throwout the usual barbs which feel tired, but will likely hold serve in polling (predictions on his standing have proven to be an exercise in futility for any and every pundit at this point). Carson was weak (outside of his unique closing statement around the number of people who have died due to drug-related deaths, suicide by veterans and national debt added during the running time of the debate) but that never seems to matter either. Kasich was combative, often contrarian (particularly on immigration and challenging Trump’s deportation and tax plans), but has little to lose in trying a different approach.Rand Paul actually had his best night, but his polling is so dismal that it won’t matter.
As for FBN and moderators Neil CavutoMaria Bartiromo and Gerard Baker (Wall Street Journal), they conducted themselves exactly as advertised in this space yesterday: professionally, staying largely invisible to allow the candidates to be the post-debate story, and asking up follow up questions when warranted. Note: it wasn’t a perfect production, however, as time and again said moderators allowed every candidate to blow through the egg timer/deli-counter bell that was supposed to serve as a red light to stop talking. Instead, it was more like a yellow light on a busy road, more like a 10-second bell in boxing used the warn fighters the round was about the end but to keep throwing punches. Some candidates, particularly Fiorina and Kasich, went up to thirty seconds beyond their allotted time.
That said, the moderators kept the trains moving and seemingly no one on stage was blatantly ignored for too long. Having only eight candidates (as opposed to 10 or 11) likely helped in that regard.
“Business debates can be riveting. Because it wasn’t about us, it was about them,” Neil Cavuto explained in taking a clear shot at CNBC as he ended the event.
And that about summed it up if the post-debate dialogue is any indication: Mostly everyone is talking about the candidates, the answers, the substance that finally existed consistently throughout the night. FBN earns an A-minus, which is four grades up from its primary TV business competitor.
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No matter the source the Fox News Business Network GOP debate was classic Fox GOP message facilitation. From Bartiromo's ridiculous use of "40% not working" through moderators literally ignoring Rand Paul's gotcha against Trump on the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP), the event was a show of shows. Bartiromo's 40% includes the elderly, teens and millions who literally cannot work; Trump railed about the US losing to the entire world only to be taken down as China s not part of the TPP. 



And that is how you run a debate.

Well, we suppose so, if this is what the party wants from the free two-hour political commercial: linked

If you have about 50 minutes and want to hear point on perspective about the Tuesday night debate, we offer an NPR segment of the Diane Rhem Show. At one point, a guest responded to Rhem's noting that Carly Fiorina completely ignored the one cogent question from a moderator.  She was asked about the fact Democrats perform better economically in the White House than Republicans. Fiorina didn't even bother to entertain the question. Moreover,  and much more telling the moderator did not force Fiorina to respond;  he simply moved on. 




And that is how you run a debate.

What a farce? 
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Stephen Colbert Comments On The GOP Debate And A Visit To Fact-Checkers Heaven

     

The Republican National Committee (RNC) lauded the recent Fox New Business GOP Debate. How careless are we to allow Fox News and the GOP/RNC to shape the perception of their candidates to the point of disseminating pure propaganda?

The Hill


GOP lauds Fox Business debate

Excerpt
"And that CNBC is how you run a debate," RNC chairman Reince Priebus tweeted minutes after the debate ended.


He expanded on that in a press release that lauded the Fox moderators for sticking to business-themed questions and not stepping into the spotlight themselves.

"Debates need to focus on the issues, and that goal was accomplished tonight. Our candidates, not the moderators, were at the center of tonight’s debate, and they were all treated with fairness and respect," he said.

"Thanks to a well-run debate, the country was able to see our diverse field of talented and exceptionally qualified candidates exchange ideas for how to reinvigorate the economy and put Americans back to work."
Why do so many Americans allow the GOP to consistent yank their brains and psyches?  The RNC response to the debate was expected; it was their forum. Yet, those who dig deep can find nothing b but "False", "Half-True", and "Pants on Fire" ratings.

Stephen Colbert's comments about the "Softball" debate are classic and point on.

The comedian host focused on candidate stumbles and highlights Trump's use of a despicable chapter in US History as his model for deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. "Operation Wetback" was yet another example of why this nation can never lay claim to "exceptional."  We do they preach such sermons with no regard for how non-whites have been treated since Columbus stepped foot on North America.



CNN's Carol Costello and Brian Steltar also commented about the debate and its "slow- pitch" softball airing.

Fact Checking the GOP Debate IV:

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fox News and Marco Rubio Go "Free Stuff"


Free Stuff....?

Check out an interesting meme after last night's first class and mature debate. The GOP has held two debates and in each case the circus has been transformed into a Donald Trump media event with occasional machismo for one Marco Rubio, religious bigotry from Huckabee and twilight zone nonsense from the increasingly inane Ben Carson. Also let's not forget "I am lost" stuff from Jeb "My brother kept us safe" Bush and political ghosts via Rand Paul and Chris Christie.



Missing from the meme is the poignant statement from Bernie Sanders regarding the removal of the upper crust Social Security Tax Cap. Americans who earnings exceed $118,000 per year stop paying Social Security payroll taxes when their earnings hit that figure.  Utter ridiculous, when you have some GOP candidates speaking of cutting Social Security benefits. 



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Rubio: Dem Debate Was Just ‘Who Was Going to Give Away the Most Free Stuff



Marco Rubio

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio was not a fan of Tuesday’s Democratic debate, telling Fox & Friends the following morning that the candidates’ ideas were outdated and stale.

Rubio said the biggest threat to Hillary Clinton‘s candidacy was her “outdated ideas… if you watched that debate last night it looked like something from the early ’80s. It was basically a liberal vs. liberal debate about who was going to give away the most free stuff.”







“Free college education, free college education for people illegally in this country, free health care, free everything,” he continued. “Their answer to every problem in America is a government program and a tax increase. That’s all they prescribe time and time again.”

“This is stuff from the ’80s, the mid ’80s, and we’re back there,” Rubio concluded. “As I said before the debate, it became exactly what I predicted it would be: a race to the left to see who’d be the most radically liberal, the most big government. And that’s what this whole primary is going to be for the Democratic side.”
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fiorina's Video FOUND!


Do you recall this GOP Debate "dog whistle" from Carly Fiorina?  "...with regard to Planned Parenthood!" . A pre-planned comment obviously used as a debate zinger. 
If you are a newsy person, you know the stated video was not widely recognized by anyone, and became an object of Sunday Morning News show probing in addition social media fodder that continues today.  Abc's Sunday rendition ran as such:
It appears the tape viewed by the failed HP CEO, exists! As should have been expected, it does not support Fiorina's indictment of and public declaration against Planned Parenthood.


The Daily Kos

By now we all know GOP Presidential wannabee Carly Fiorina has been telling everyone that she saw a video of an aborted fetus "with arms and legs kicking while Planned Parenthood people dissected the baby looking for its brain." 
Her story is bullshit of the highest order -- HOWEVER -- there is a tiny element of truth in the story.Turns out, what she saw was a video of an infant that had been born prematurely at 19 weeks and that did not survive. 
Here is the mom who gave birth to the premature baby. By the mother's own description, the baby lived only a few minutes after birth. There was no dissection and no one was "harvesting the baby's brain," fetal tissue, or any organs. 
It is not clear if the mom is in on the scam that has been spreading. Her name is Lexi Oliver Fretz and she is a pro lifer. She has a Facebook page where she states  "they did not ask for permission to use the photo."  Apparently she knows the photo is being used deceptively; she seems to be okay with this because as she puts it, "YES it is illegal (using the photo without her permission) NO I am not going to do anything about it."
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The level of deceit and manipulation from staunch pro-lifer's, is overwhelming GOP politicians who seek out and promulgate such garbage speaks volumes about American conservatism.



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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: GOP 2016: Debate Fade, Trump Racism and Bigotry, Ann Coulter's Utter Disgust



We will start with piece with a couple of short visits on matters emanating from the recent GOP Debate. Bernie Sanders responded to question about his perception of parts of the debate  and we visit with debate stage lies about the Iran Nuclear Deal.

"It was and is all about Obama!"


Watch: Bernie Sanders calls out the Republican candidates for ...Watch: Bernie calls out the Republican candidates for blaming Obama for their own failures.Posted by Occupy Democrats on Thursday, September 17, 2015
A handful of things they got wrong about the Iran deal: inspection criteria, side deals, and sanctions relief, to name a few.Posted by Media Matters for America on Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Evolving Uncloaking of the Underbelly of Racism and Bigotry that affixes with Trump


Do you recall after the resounding congressional defeats of the 2012 mid-term elections RNC Chair, Reince Priebus, proclaiming a need to perform an autopsy of what went wrong? The autopsy (more aptly referred to as a lobotomy, since an autopsy denotes after death medical examiner procedures) was completed in 2013 with much fanfare from the RNC chair. ABC News reported in march 2013 as follows: (Highlights via The Pardu)

The report, called the "Growth and Opportunity Project," lays out an extensive plan the RNC believes will lead the party to victory with an extensive outreach to women, African-American, Asian, Hispanic and gay voters. Among the plans: hiring paid outreach staffers across the country in a $10 million push that begins right away; backing "comprehensive immigration reform"; abbreviating the presidential primary process with fewer debates, specifically saying the party would like at least half the 20 there were during the 2012 cycle; and moving the convention to June or July, as well as improving the data and digital effort. 
Priebus noted that the party's policies are fundamentally sound but require a softer tone and broader outreach, include a stronger push for African-American, Latino, Asian, women and gay voters. 
"To be clear, our principles our sound, our principles are not old rusty thoughts in some book," Priebus said, but the "report notes the way we communicate our principles isn't resonating widely enough." 
Priebus added: "I think our policies are sound, but I think in many ways the way we communicate can be a real problem." 
The report also specifically states that there needs to be more inclusion. "We need to campaign among Hispanic, black, Asian, and gay Americans and demonstrate we care about them, too. We must recruit more candidates who come from minority communities. But it is not just tone that counts. Policy always matters."

In just a little of two years post the Growth and Opportunity Project the GOP and conservative American have flushed Priebus naivety and false promise down the proverbial drain.  In Mid-June now front running candidate for the GOP 2016 nomination went here (The epitome of the time warn GOP southern strategy):  Trump went full racist.

From his June staking of his turf on behalf of the GOP in August we find this (eight seconds): Dallas rally with "White Power."

As David Duke has indicate support for Trump, we now move to this shameful act at Trumps afternoon rally. It should be noted Trump exemplified the level of class, I personal expect from a  GOP candidate and that level is nil.

Trump Townhall seething with conspiracy nuts, racists and Trump agrees with each vile remark.

Take a minute sixteen seconds and listen to complete and total validation of the GOP as the party of American racism and bigotry.  

https://youtu.be/d6Jot3qB3pc



The session with a bit of opining from MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Hardball, and guests.



If you want to see a typical conservative racism, level it to Ann Coulter to deliver.

....AND THE (GOP) BAND PLAYS ON....
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GOP Debate II: Substance Please?

Debate

As I sat through half-listening and fleeting viewing of the  last night's GOP debate, I suffered a reoccurring phenomenon. My mind reverted to a time when life was much different than today and we actually found substance in political debates.

My mind went here: 



Of course, we shouldn't expect substance as it is the antithesis of one Donald Trump. But, we should wonder when the GOP and loving conservatives will give-up on the Trump reality show, and move to potentially serious campaigning. 

On another note, how about all of the addressing Trump as "Mr." Trump? I have yet to hear one media talking head, one pundit, nor one party leader refer to other prospect as Mr. or Ms.  As long as all coverage is in the realm of "star worship" there will be no "beef."

Yet, there was plenty of Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.  



It is hard to fathom why CNN would structure a 3 hour debate with the full extent of making it a Donald Trump Show. We realize Trump is the GOP front runner in the early stages of the primary run, but seeking Trump silliness and guiding the debate from a Trump foundation is unbelievable. Why bother with co-moderators Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt when Jake Tapper led the circus through all three circus tent (segments)?  I only recall Bash asking a couple of questions and Hewitt spent more time groveling to Trump (based on his ill-fated interview and subsequent thrashing by Trump) than actually adding substantive value to the debate.

 Are Republicans serious about this guy?



More Trump from CNN.  

The network is milking Trumps inane appeal to reality show worship and billionaire sycophancy to the maximum. CNN has even posted  a best Trump "zingers" video.

CNN debate Donald Trump zingers election 2016




Debate time anyone?

Despite Chris Christie typically non-credible claim of only seven minutes in question and response time, he gar \nerd moderately more time.  Can these people tell any truths?


Earlier today Carol Costello and Brian Steltar spent two plus minutes of post debate Trump advertisements via commenting on debate talk time. What is the relevance of showing such if CNN's Jake Tapper guided so much of the interview towards Trumps circus act over the past few weeks?


Does CNN's quest for "the fight" actually feed the Trump circus?

Debate Side Lights of note

The following link and comment from John Nichols regarding the Wisconsin wonder (Scott Walker) is point-on. 

As the circus came to an excruciating end (3 hours without two serious question about positions on the US economy), CNN moved to reality show silly time: one word about themselves?"


As I watched this interchange, I recall GOP candidates using rock music as entry anthems and being told my most to cease and desist. They really do not understand there is nothing et al about the GOP and American conservatism. In fact, I doubt one of the 500 in attendance would dare go here with a social demonstration.


Jeb Bush Donald Trump high five



CNN Fact Check and Reality Check (2:37 minutes)


Gop Debate fact-checking foreman


Politico analyses of  certain of the 15 candidate statements Politico "Wrong Meter."

The Utter Ridiculous

"....He Kept Us Safe!"


Well, No Jeb! "Keeping us safe" would have meant paying close attention to US INTEL delivered three weeks before the 9/11 attack.  And, he damned sure didn't keep us safe regarding his Great Recession. 

Talking Points Memo on  "Kept us safe." 

" (Fiorina)....has a beautiful face and that she's a beautiful woman."



Well, now why lie with such syrupy patronizing and condescending remarks. Fiorina know she is not a beautiful face and deep down she doesn't want to be a beautiful inner person (No CEO or former CEO can claim such). Yet, Trump reaches into his grade school bag of tracks for childish manifestation of his psyche and think process to fix a previous temper fit. Ultimately, Trumps reaches into surface assess of people based on looks is obviously not accompanied by good use of his personal mirrors.

A Retort From Bernie Sanders

If you want "neat", we offer a Twitter debate retort series from the Bernie Sanders camp (we suppose it is legit). We make no premise the tweets are actually from the Democrat party (Independent) candidate, yet the Twitter video is time well spent.

Bernie Sanders won Twitter tonight #GOPDebate http://t.co/SDrH3Ykval— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 17, 2015


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Politifact Fact Checks of GOP Candidates Before The 9/16/2015 Debate




Tampa Bay Politifact has run a set of fact check reviews of statements from the field of GOP September 2015 Debate candidates.The fact checks are over the period of theri announced intent to run for the GOP nomination,and the reviews are revealing, but not surprising. Well, in one case the review is surprising. While, I have major issues with Ben Carson as a presidential candidate, the Fact Check shows the extent to which he confirms my commitment to his "nuttiness." 

We are gong to post a representative showing of the analyses and link to the Politifact page in accordance with Tamp Bay Times policy.  

The Times has indicted via the link, it will perform analyses on tonight debate and yes, we will post-up the analyses.



Politifact linked
Ben Carson as a number two in polling is a mockery of the electoral process.

We are over anxious to see how the 2nd debate fact-checking comes-in.
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Friday, August 7, 2015

GOP Debate: A Visual Review And Fact Checks




Christie's intriguing stance?


We are a couple of days off on our review of the first 2016 GOP Presidential Debate. We have delayed comment for a couple of reasons. First, we are still in shock regarding the event. Do you recall this from the RNC Chair? 

We suggest Priebus was hopeful dreaming. He had to know Trump would resort to ego manical blabber. He had to know Ben Carson is a joke and doesn't appear to have full control of his mental processes. Priebus should also have warned Carson to avoid reading parts of his debate answers. Do you think the RNC Chair could have anticipated Rand Paul unscripted would be a disaster? He seems to have been asked fewer questions or he simply wasn't equipped for a forum that didn't facilitate his common rambling answers. The Kentucky Senator received the least amount to speaking time. We should probably assume Priebus was not aware Huckabee would go "sexual" and show signs of a lack of military acumen. 

The hopeful assessment of his "fine" candidates didn't materialize in the first top tier debate.  

We also delayed comment to secure perspective from various sources. The two fact check reviews at the end of this post were of particular interest.

 
GOP Debate speaking timeFINAL
Trump 11:06 
Bush 8:40 
Huck 6:39 
Kas 6:37 
Crz 6:33 
Carson 6:22 
Rubio 6:20 
Chris 6:10 
Walker 5:49 
 Paul 5:06

A Zany Preview

Huckabee: The military is not a social experiment. The purpose of the military is kill people and break things.” Also Pimps and Hookers. Do you recall a presidential debate that embodied such oratory..and from a supposed minister?

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https://youtu.be/VgWp39Xmqh4




Rand Paul Slam Dunked

Rand Paul works to garner attention and received "liberty" from others to take him out.

https://shar.es/1tskEz 


Senator Rand Paul and Governor Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over the NSA - National Security Agency's data collection program. http://fxn.ws/1eWwW7LWho do you agree with? #GOPDebate
Posted by Fox News on Thursday, August 6, 2015 

Seriously eye roll from Rand Paul over Christie's hug line: https://t.co/e4B3lBhuXk— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 7, 2015

 Can someone  translate pic.twitter.com/MjNQk2XOQH Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) August 7, 2015
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Crooks & Liars
When the 10 participants were asked to raise they're hand if they unwilling to pledge their support to the GOP nominee and not run as a third-party candidate, Trump put his hand up after a quick glance at his rivals

Moderator Bret Baier pressed him further, arguing, "experts say an independent run would almost certainly hand the race over the Democrats and likely another Clinton." But Trump held firm.

"I cannot say I have to respect the person that if it's not me, the person that wins. If I do win and I'm leading by quite a bit. That's what I want to do. I can totally make the pledge if I'm a nominee," Trump said. "I am discussing it with everybody. But I'm talking about a lot of leverage. We want to win and we will win. But I want to win as the Republican. I want to run as the Republican nominee."

His response prompted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to jump in the fray.

"This is what's wrong. He buys an sells politicians of all stripes. He's already hedging his bets on the Clintons," Paul said. "He's already hedging his bets because he's used to buying politicians."




Social Issues?


When Kelly and Baier declared "time for some social issues" they should have simply declared "time to talk about abortion." While we did to expect Fox News to foray into voter suppression, SCOTUS decision regarding the vote, undisputed cop abuse of black people, nor any moderator questions regarding the African-American experience in the GOP, 47 seconds on "Black Lives Matters" was telling.

First, the question was handed to the safest member of the GOP pack, Scott Walker. And, Scott delivered with an advertisement for Fox News and the black Milwaukee Sheriff who feels there is no cop abuse in black communities. 
Forty seven seconds! How is it acceptable for so many Americans Fox News, and the GOP to exist totally oblivious to an obvious social ill cop abuse. The debate ran two hours (including commercials); the run-time was completely void of any discussion of issues that affect minorities. I posit the debate format and Fox News provided validity regarding the GOP as the party of the white male baby-boomer with scant membership outside the white community.

We wouldn't expect much consideration of the black community from Fox News. We certainly are not surprised a network and host that would do broadcast as such less than a week before Christmas 2013 would handle issues of diversity any differently.

 

Kelly as moderator
Megyn Kelly has a long record of saying disturbing things about race: http://t.co/qOiyq0l6Q0 https://t.co/kLvwkeHBV3 pic.twitter.com/aqULnlOZNG— Media Matters (@mmfa) August 7, 2015
It is impossible to avoid characterization of Kelly as a Fox News demagogue.

TRUMP'D

Megyn Kelly Goes After Trump for Misogynistic Comments Excerpt
“Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter,” Kelly said. “However that is not without its downsides, in particular when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Trump joked, but Kelly didn’t let him get away with that. “No, it wasn’t,” she continued, asking, “Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” She wanted to know how Trump would combat inevitable charges from Hillary Clinton that he is part of the “war on women.” Trump turned the question into an issue about “political correctness,” something for which he said the country “doesn’t have time.” “Frankly, what I say — and oftentimes it’s fun, kidding, we have a good time — what I say is what I say,” Trump added. “And honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably not be based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn’t do that.” Watch video below, via Fox News:
 http://video.foxnews.com/v/4404595126001

Alas, the audacity of the billionaire to expose ego that most would call childlike, if he wasn't a wealthy celebrity. On another note, Have you noticed that when any media (even liberal media) refers to Trump they use the words Mr. Trump?
Donald Trump to Megyn Kelly: You haven't treated me very nicely http://t.co/qfwW94RoQF pic.twitter.com/9h8I3hXhm2 — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) August 7, 2015
Kelly also asked the blustering Trump about immigration. The answer set the path for tired and worn-out trade oratory about Mexico, and spread to China. We have also posted additional reports related to the GOP's nascent party leader.
Does Mexico force many "bad people" into our country? We've said: Pants on Fire! #gopdebate http://t.co/VsH8wQ1FPT pic.twitter.com/Db7VVOKJam— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) August 7, 2015

Donald Trump called for a single-payer, Canadian-style health care system 15 years ago... http://t.co/0ek2Z66APx— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) August 7, 2015
 Trump reminds Paul he "wasn't doing to well."
Donald Trump slams Rand Paul http://t.co/DXS1GUkgzA pic.twitter.com/RNymCa2OLQ — POLITICO (@politico) August 7, 2015
 Ted Cruz (didn't receive a full slate of questions, wonder why?)
Read FactCheck.org's report after the break below

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