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Thursday, June 03, 2021

Republicans give debate commission an ultimatum

​Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican Party, gave the Commission on Presidential Debates an ultimatum: Either become impartial or Republicans will walk.

She sent them a letter on Tuesday and gave them until July 31 to respond to Republican demands.

For decades, presidential debates leaned so far left that they have fallen. Candy Crowley and Obama tag teamed Mitt Romney in the debate she moderated. Last year's debates were the last straw.

McDaniel tweeted, "The Commission on Presidential Debates’ repeated missteps & partisan actions last year make clear that it no longer provides an impartial forum. If mistakes are not corrected, the RNC will advise future Republican candidates against participating in CPD-hosted debates.

"It is inexcusable that the CPD waited to host a single debate until after the start of early voting in 8 states, absentee voting in 26 states, and uniformed/overseas voting in all 50 states.

"Additionally, the CPD undermined the conditions for a fair debate last year:

 → CPD selected a moderator that previously worked for Biden

 → 6 of the 10 CPD board members made anti-Trump comments

 → Switched second debate to a virtual format "

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Good for her for pushing back. Republicans have to stop cowering before the media. Even Donald Trump sucked up to them too much for my comfort.

I hope Republicans finally end these spectacles because they are not debates. They are gotcha questions from Democrat PR men and women.

If you want a Lincoln-Douglas debate then have a Lincoln-Douglas format in which the questions are agreed on in advance, and the presidential candidates debate them, taking turns and offering rebuttals and the like.

Make it a serious examination of the issues of the day instead of a TV show.

The Republican Party also should control its primary debates. Just have the top four candidates debate once a month from September 2023 to January 2024. Five debates are plenty. No network should get an exclusive, and if the networks won't carry them, fine. C-Span will.

23 comments:

  1. A good reminder to any conservative is that interviews and debates are NOT interviews and are NOT debates - they are depositions by opposing counsel.

    Treat them as such.

    And good on Ronna for FINALLY demanding an end to the cover story that the blithering left put on these depositions...

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    1. Ronna is still a RINO POS.

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  2. McDaniel is Pierre Delecto's niece - kinda trust but verify.

    This is a nice first step. Lets see the follow-up and sticking to these principles. Let's see the RNC choose moderators who are truly conservative.

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    1. Um...really? Then she should be asked, in a very public way, "Do you think your uncle made the right or wrong vote regarding impeachment?" Simple. If she dissembles...F-her.

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  3. You are all too right about DJT sucking up to the media, Don. His presidency was an opportunity to build up alternative news outlets like Breitbart, Newsmax and OANN. Instead, he gave internview after interview to Maggie Haberman in the vain hope he could somehow win her over. That was always a vain hope and he should have realized it.

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    1. Trump is smarter than you are, Jeffery.

      He got a lot of free coverage. Besides, with a pitcherful of Margaritas in her, Maggie looks like she could be a hot little mamacita.

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    2. And he's back, insulting people again. Why won't you go away? And I don't care if you offer insults to me at all. Just go away!

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  4. The "debates" are a joke.

    Get rid of them.

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  5. The Lincoln-Douglas debate format works for me. Anytime a "moderator" opens their mouth for any reason it tends to skew things one way or the other. They could use a dual clock like they use in chess tournaments and no moderator is needed.

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  6. Get Jerry Springer to moderate the debates

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  7. The same lady that told trump to CONCEDE the election last December?? The same person who refused to nationally point out the obvious voter fraud, such as 5 states STOPPING COUNTING of votes for 6 freaking hrs election night while trump was way ahead? Never demanded a WHY? First time ever in national election? Oh, THAT lady. Yup, shes pretty tough now ain't she, while the nation suffers a fool as president and freedoms swirl the toilet bowl daily.

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  8. Nice words but meaningless if the GOP candidate(s) don't go along and let the CPD host the debates. These debates are a lot more useless than they used to be. Especially the main election ones between the final candidates. Primary debates are very useful and they need to stop letting the partisan media decide who will be the questioners.

    When you make a threat like that you have to know you can walk away. Ronna can't. Too easy for the top leadership to overrule her and cave to the CPD and the media.

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  9. Debates, Chy-na Virus, the economy, burning cities--NOTHING they tried stopped True President Trump. He won in a landslide.

    Only massive vote fraud by criminal election officials, both Mail-In and CheatWare. That's it. None of the issues. Cheating alone.

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  10. Why do we even do these debates? I am sick of the liberal bias. Half of us are conservative. Do our own debates!11

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  12. Why do they even have a debate commission? The candidates can decide between themselves the format, rules, topics, etc. Moderators are only there to steer things in a direction favorable to the Democrat.

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