Friday, October 30, 2015

Backfire---How the Liberal Media’s Futile Attempt to Sabotage a Debate Turned Into Boon of Wealth for Republicans, While Leaving Egg on the Progressive’s Faces.

Why did the liberals get unhinged after this last Republican debate?  I posted all but a few twitter comments complementing how these candidates reacted to an obvious plot by NBC, (and their puppets at CNBC), to make the candidates look inferior to their Democratic counterparts, and I got a barrage of liberal tripe that went far beyond the usual retorts.

Did the Republicans, (specifically, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie), get under their thin skins?  Has the culmination of the unity liberals observed these past few days, (through the “unification” of the House---albeit questionable---with the youngest Speaker ever to take the gavel, prefaced by the rousing performance of a unified Republican field of candidates turning the Liberal media on their heads), caused the Liberal contingency to go on a full throttle defensive?

Let’s make no mistake, the “performance” of the moderators at CNBC to denigrate, divide, and belittle Republican candidates was deliberate.  Period.  It only took moments into the debate to realize the questioning format was designed to put the Republicans into a “circus of clowns” before a national audience.   But, what transpired was a full on, (and unified), assault by Republican candidates who had heard enough of the childish denigration from the moderating panel.

The first question of the night, (to still perceived front-runner Donald Trump), by John Harwood set the tone for the evening:

"Mr. Trump, you've done very well in this campaign so far by promising to build a wall and make another country pay for it, send 11 million people out of the country, cut taxes $10 trillion without increasing the deficit, and make Americans better off because your greatness would replace the stupidity and incompetence of others," Harwood said. "Let's be honest," he added. "Is this a comic-book version of a presidential campaign?"
Let's be honest Mr. Harwood, if you, or any moderator had taken this deplorable tact of questioning to Hillary Clinton in the last Democratic Debate, they would have been castigated by the audience and the national liberal media.  Harwood not only asked Trump a condescending and insolent question, he also arrogantly debated with Trump while Trump was attempting to answer the question.

The other two moderators, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla followed suit by interrupting several of the candidates in mid-stream of their answers, as if they had some kind of right to inter into the debate rather than listen to the what the candidate had to say---the Candy Crowley Syndrome, who set the bar in the Obama/Romney debate by incorrectly correcting Romney on what is a terrorist attack.

Ted Cruz took the “leadership position” in the retaliation by ripping the panel apart by recapping the montage of questions/attacks already asked, (see inserted video below).  And the reaction from the Bolder, Colorado audience was instantaneous as they approved overwhelmingly of Cruz’s measured reprisal.

Marco Rubio then got into the fray, (by taking a question about political PACS), and turned it right back onto liberal media

“Sen. Marco Rubio hammered away at the “mainstream media” in the third GOP presidential debate, casting it as a propaganda machine for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party.

"…….The Democrats have the ultimate super PAC, it is called the mainstream media,” Mr. Rubio said, before panning the way the mainstream media has handled Mrs. Clinton."

To complete the trifecta, Chris Christie had heard enough of the panel’s ridiculous “questions”, when one of the moderators asked Jeb Bush about how he felt about fantasy football and possible federal intervention:

“Are we really talking about getting government involved in fantasy football? Wait a second, we have $19 trillion in debt, we have people out of work, we have ISIS and Al Qaeda attacking us and we’re talking about fantasy football? Can we stop? Can we stop? Seriously?”

No one, (not even the mainstream liberal media), expected the backfire they would receive that night and the following morning after this debate.  The level of arrogance and disdain from the CNBC panel of moderators reverberated throughout both the conservative and liberal press, leaving the taste of bias even on the lips of the liberal left.  What CNBC, and by extension NBC, did was inexcusable, and, it certainly backfired.  While their attempt intended to put Republicans in a disfavorable light, what transpired was an inevitable avalanche of criticism that put the moderators in the center circle of big tent clowns.  In the words of the great orator in the White House, “they acted stupidly”.

Cruz and Rubio reportedly raked in over two million in donations after the MSM gaffe.  Many of the other Republican candidates got tons of extra air-time the following morning on almost all of the news networks, and the narrative of the day was, “who put these arrogant asses in charge of running a debate?”----a question that should also be asked of Reince Priebus and the RNC, but that’s another story.

For now, there’s a ton of egg on the faces of the liberal media contingency in this farce of an attempt to moderate a debate.  They flat-out embarrassed themselves with an obvious biased intent, and thought they could get away with the ploy.  Liberal Journalist and Journalism took a huge step backwards. Actually, they climbed into the gutter-side of politics and drug their liberal comrades along with them.

Perhaps this is why I received the barrage of tweets from liberals, (uninvited and unsolicited), spewing their talking points in such a defensive manner, you’d have thought Hillary Clinton had been indicted, or, someone took their favorite toy away.

There’s no doubt that Conservative Republicans won this round, and won the night convincingly.  Every one of the candidates firmly united against this blatant assault.  Watching the liberals become unhinged was an unexpected and sheer delight---proof positive they’re getting more and more desperate. 

Mainstream America won’t tolerate another despicable “performance” they saw on Wednesday night.  The outrage was swift and concise---the liberal media got taken DESERVEDLY to the woodshed---and the RNC had better not let this crap happen again. EVER.

Update: RNC pulls out of NBC debate in February

"The Republican National Committee has pulled out of a planned Feb. 26 debate with NBC News after widespread criticism of this week's CNBC debate from both the party and campaigns. 
"We are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a letter to NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack.  
"CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith," Priebus wrote. 
"I have tremendous respect for the First Amendment and freedom of the press. However, I also expect the media to host a substantive debate on consequential issues important to Americans. CNBC did not."

Nothing like closing the barn door long after the horse has exited.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Why We Should Never Forget........

A beautiful tribute to why we should never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice----better late than never.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Protecting the Status Quo Washington D.C. Cartel---At All Cost

In a recent article from Politico, (titled: “When Donald Trump Quits”), the author “surmises” that Donald Trump might “bail out” on his quest to be the next President of the United States, based on his past business practices.  The author, (Ben Schreckinger) makes the assumption the Trump might quit because the risk will outweigh the rewards.

“Throughout his career, Trump has demonstrated wild enthusiasm at the start of big projects, and ruthlessly pursued a profit agenda that, in many cases, has led him to ditch the deal when the risks, whether financial or reputational*, start to outweigh the prospective reward.”

Would that our federal government operate under these same parameters---weighing the cost vs. a profitable, (or, at least a neutral), outcome in making the proper decision, that the cost, (to the taxpayers), far outweighs the benefits, then perhaps this nation wouldn’t be on such a debt collision.   This nation recently took in record tax revenues, yet our government still outspends the income.  This nonsense has to stop. 

The problem with the Federal Government and our legislators, (on both sides of the isle), is that they have carelessly wielded the power of the purse, while at the same time inserting written legislation that guarantees they are not held responsible for the outcomes, including that they are all exempted from the very LAWS AND LEGISLATION they create.  It’s all good for us peons, but not good enough for these elite-minded politicians.  This, [procedure of exemption], also has to stop, along with the “blank-check” mentality of unlimited funds.

Could Donald Trump rein in these reckless spending procedures that has been the status quo for our government?  Would he?  When was the last time ANY PRESIDENT seriously went through the books--- decades of laws and spending legislation---and said, “this program is worthless, is not benefiting the taxpayers, and needs to be eliminated”?  The short answer is NEVER, because every bill (real money yearly extracted from the federal coffers), is some legislator’s pet project that’s bringing home the bacon for their district.  Cost, or effectiveness is never a consideration.

I would submit that this, [actually examining, and cutting wasteful and out of date federal programs] may be a primary concern for the Establishment Cartel in Washington, who fear Donald Trump would upset their status quo of uncontrollable spending practices, again, by both Democrats and Republicans.

Would running our federal government like a business, (who are answerable to their investors and shareholders), that CAN NOT spend beyond their means/incomes, really be bad for this nation?  Ask YOUR LEGISLATORS, “when was the last time you considered to ditch the deal when the risks, whether financial or reputational, start to outweigh the prospective reward.  Again, the answer is NEVER.

Put Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush in charge, and I’ll guarantee we will get more of the same status quo spending practices that have gone on for far too long. And, you can bet the power-brokers in Washington will do everything loaded into their arsenals to guarantee one of these candidates owns the White House to maintain this corruptive status.

Maybe, just maybe, Donald Trump plans on changing this, and the power the Washington Cartel has wielded relentlessly for decades.  It's no wonder the folks at Politico hopes he quits.  

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Democrats, Mainstream Liberal Media Got Taken to the Woodshed on Who's Running GOP Debates

The DNC, NBC, and the Liberal Media Pundits have to be furious at Trump's disruption of their "best laid plans" to define the Republican debates and how they are formatted.

And, the Mainstream Media, (CNBC/NBC), got a rude reality check about who’s running the Republican debates this time around.  Hint: It’s not the Media or their corruptive attempt to derail the process.

Not long after CNBC announced that the next GOP debate would be extended to three hours, (and both opening and closing statements would be eliminated), both Donald Trump and fellow front-runner Ben Carson reminded the network giant who was operating the party's debates: 

“Donald Trump and Ben Carson are threatening to skip the next Republican presidential debate unless the format is changed.
The campaigns sent a joint letter Thursday afternoon to CNBC's Washington bureau warning they wouldn't participate in the network’s debate on Oct. 28 in Boulder, Colo., unless it lasts no longer than two hours and includes both opening and closing statements by the candidates.”

John Nolte at Breitbart was quick to point out how DC/New York media thought they could manipulate the process:

“Our corrupt Washington DC/New York media again tried to mess with the Republican presidential field. 
While every other Republican remained publicly silent, frontrunner Donald Trump got his closest rival, Dr. Ben Carson, to join with him and together they stood up and said, “No.” 
This kept Trump in the headlines and at the top of the news cycle throughout yesterday afternoon and this morning. And now we’ve learned that Trump and Carson won. The DC/NY media agreed to the frontrunners’ demands. 
Does anyone in the weak-kneed Republican Establishment, or among the bubbled-morons in the Punditocracy, have any more questions about why The Donald appears to be coasting to the Republican nomination for President of the United States?  Anyone? “ (emphasis mine)

Mr. Nolte has long been an ardent opponent of the GOPe and the Republican Establishment cronies who, (by their silence), appear to be complicit with the Democrat Party in their attempt at controlling this Presidential race.  It has to be a shock to them to find out Mr. Trump has "played this game" too.   

Now, if only the GOPe establishment would, (at least), get out of the way of blocking the political process---Constitutionally afforded to all citizens of this nation---instead of participating in the corruption, perhaps then the rest of the media would understand they’re not running the show this time around.  There’s a new sheriff in town.  And, between him and his deputy, (for now), are calling the shots---not the Liberal Mainstream Media who chooses to bootstrap with the Democrat Party*.

* (I will not call them the "Democratic Party", because they no longer deserve the term)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Charlie Dent Doesn't "Get It"----But He Will Soon.

From Real Clear Politics:

Republican Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker

“If we can't get 218 Republican votes for a Speaker, then we'll have to try other options. I don't know what those options are, but I certainly don't want to put somebody in the Speaker's job who is going to appease those who are making unreasonable demands.” ~ Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvania Republican.

If you read Dent's entire post, (at the link above), you'll notice Mr. Dent, (R - PA), using the term “unreasonable demands” three times during his interview with CNN.

It would have been nice if Mr. Dent had cited at least one of these unreasonable demands, but these cowards in the Establishment Republican Party, (ERP’s)---people who are more concerned about keeping their positions in Washington rather than doing the will of the people---don’t even dare mention what these  unreasonable demands are, fearing they won’t look so unreasonable.

Check the national polling data Mr. Dent!  For the entire summer and now going into the fall, the top three leading Republican candidates for President are UNREASONABLE outsiders and not professional politicians----Trump, Carson, and Fiorina.

Do you think, (Mr. Dent), it’s a fluke that these three “unreasonable” people have the eyes and ears of the Republican electorate?

But let’s digress to what Mr. Dent, (and the Republican Establishment in the House), considers unreasonable:  1) Stopping President Obama from subverting the Constitution? 2) Passing a balanced budget amendment, forcing the Federal Government to live within their means, (what they take in from taxpayers vs. what they spend), instead of raising the debt ceiling EVERY TIME?  3) Forcing the Federal Government to stop using taxpayer dollars to fund Planned Parenthood---who are unethically harvesting baby parts for profit? 4) Stopping President Obama from subverting immigration laws already on the books?

Are ANY of these “demands” considered UNREASONABLE to a majority of the electorate? 

“In my view it's come time to marginalize those members who doesn't want to be part of the governing majority.”

Perhaps it’s time that Mr. Dent, and his gang of RINO ERPs realize it’s the “governing majority” that is out of touch with mainstream America, and seriously needs to be admonished and marginalized---NOT THE CONSERVATIVES who were elected and sent to Washington to complete the goals of their constituents, (see the above objectives).

I would submit it is not an UNREASONABLE request that the Republican Party recall that it is the WILL OF THE PEOPLE they are committed to represent.  Not the wishes of these status quo Washington Establishment Cronies---like Mr. Dent--- a permanent political class and structure that makes up their diminishing “governing majority”.

A Political Revolution is taking place within the Republican Party, and the “permanent political class” is crumbling right before their eyes, yet they're still blind to these changing times.  Hello?  Perhaps Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and now Kevin McCarthy can explain it better to Mr. Dent---your days are numbered.  Sooner or later, you’ll get it.