Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Concerning the Upcoming Republican Debates...


As usual, I'm disgusted by the ineptitude of the GOP, and frankly... I'm not all that thrilled with "my" Tea Party Republican candidates either.

(*SIGH*)

Fox News will be hosting the first... "debate"... on August 6.

Notice, folks... I put the word "debate" in quotes.

(*SMIRK*)

Folks... this ain't gonna be a debate

(*SHRUG*)

Basically what's gonna happen is what always happens: What we'll get is a faux "debate" which amounts to soundbite vs. soundbite, scripted gesture after scripted gesture...

(*SIGH*)

And Fox News...??? Really...??? The GOP Establishment Network?

(*SNORT*)

Same ol'... same ol'... same ol'...

Treating us like a bunch of friggin' jerks...

(*PURSED LIPS*)

Folks... we KNOW how to conduct REAL debates! High schools... colleges... their debate clubs have it all down pat! There's no "rocket science" to holding a TRUE debate! 

Allow me to further outline my thoughts on this:

Any sports fans reading this? If so... you folks know how "championship" contests work... narrowing down... narrowing down... narrowing down...

(*SHRUG*)

Why can't the GOP manage THAT format? Why can't we have a SERIES of one-on-one debates? (Or at least a series of REAL debates between... say... four candidates at a time?)

Why isn't Heritage... or Hoover... or AEI... or Freedom House... stepping up to sponsor, host, and run REAL debates?

While I'd be thrilled to have REAL moderators - "debate experts" (academics) - moderating, why not invite folks like Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck... (and so on and so forth)... to serve as panelists... as questioners?

Folks... I can understand why Jeb Friggin' Bush would NEVER want true debates... my question is... why aren't Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal... Walker... Trump... Huckabee... Carson... DEMANDING REAL DEBATES...?!?!

Rather than the dog and pony show we always get - the one where the goal isn't to enlighten the electorate but rather to have one candidate emerge as the "best entertainer" - why isn't "our side" DEMANDING REAL DEBATES?

Think about it, folks... just... think about it...


1 comment:

Danny Maguire said...

Excellent question (wink) maybe they just want to be pretty too