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GOP:"We Can't Do Anything About Biased Moderators." Bull! (Action Alert)
The Red Side of Life ^ | 8/15/12 | RedInNewYork

Posted on 08/15/2012 7:21:06 AM PDT by jmstein7

Yesterday, after hundreds of irate conservatives called to complain about the extremely leftist panel of presidential debate moderators, the GOP began telling callers that there was nothing they could do about it and that they should contact the "non-partisan" commission on Presidential debates. This is outrageous! Of course they can do something about it - they can man-up and say "no!"

To add insult to injury, instead of standing up for their conservative constituents, the GOP blasted the sources of outrage on Free Republic and Twitter - they have decided to shoot the messenger.

First, I strongly urge anyone who cares about freedom, fairness, and reforming the GOP (getting the GOP-e OUT), to call in to the following shows and shine the light on the cockroaches at the RNC who are supposed to be supporting us, not ignoring and attacking us:

Rush Limbaugh: 1-800-282-2882
Sean Hannity: 1-800-941-SEAN
Mark Levin: 1-877-381-3811

Tip: first call in about an hour before the show starts. If enough people call, at least one will get through and on the air.

This is an important issue!!! Let's review:

A couple of days ago the moderators for the Presidential and the VP debates were announced. As expected, it’s an All-Star team of exceptionally Liberal and horrifically biased “journalists”:
First presidential debate:

Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, October 3, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Vice presidential debate:

Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News
Thursday, October 11, Centre College, Danville, KY

Second presidential debate (town meeting):

Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN’s State of the Union
Tuesday, October 16, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Third presidential debate:

Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation
Monday, October 22, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

Why Republicans continue to agree to having these debates moderated by biased Liberals. We should either refuse, or insist upon our own selected moderators for half of the debates.
About the only way to get any more biased would be to have Soledad O’Brien (complete with her Obama bumper sticker plastered to her forehead and clutching a copy of the latest Democrat talking points from Talking Points Memo).
Yet despite having their all-star biased stacked team, the Democrats are still insisting that some questions be off limits:
Some Democratic lawmakers want to make sure that one question does not get asked at the upcoming first presidential debate – about Simpson-Bowles.

Three Democratic House members objected Tuesday to a request by four senators that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney be asked which of the commission’s proposals to address the debt they support. The Democrats said such a question would force “candidates to choose solutions from one menu of options.”

Yes…by all means…please don’t ask about the only bi-partisan debt-reduction solution that exists.
You want to know the absolute best indicator that a question should be asked during the debate? If one party or the other insist that it should be barred.

Of course the real reason Dems don’t the question asked of Prez Barky is he’ll have to explain how and why he wasted millions on a commission he didn’t want and to which he paid no attention. 
HT to Robbie Cooper

So, keep POUNDING AWAY at the RNC and the Campaign:

Together, we can make a difference.



Obama's "Mod Squad"


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012debates
NO Surrender to the MSM!
1 posted on 08/15/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
They probably won't say anything about this either:

Dems want debate question barred (Simpson-Bowles)

2 posted on 08/15/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: jmstein7

I just ‘replied’ again to the GOP link above (after requesting a change of moderators yesterday). I said, “OK, you don’t want to try to change the biased “moderators”, no one in this family will watch any of the debates”. I figure the only people in the audiences now will be liberals.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jmstein7

Nobody is required to show up at a debate. What’s the “commission” going to do if they only have one guy on stage? Have him debate himself??


4 posted on 08/15/2012 7:29:59 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: jmstein7

Bunp


5 posted on 08/15/2012 7:30:48 AM PDT by Roses0508 (th)
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To: jmstein7

Ever since Bernard Shaw sank Dukakis with a single cheeky question they have learned to keep very tight control over this.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 7:31:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jeffc

The e-GOP are fine with having an entirely liberal audience. They don’t want any conservative involvement in the process at all, just “shut up and vote for us”.

But each and every RINO that the Tea Party is able to force out is one less backer of the Republican leadership and their Beltway Bandits. Only by eroding them will conservatives *ever* get control of the leadership.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 7:33:37 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: jmstein7

Semper BS !!!!!


8 posted on 08/15/2012 7:33:57 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: jmstein7
Photobucket Journalists are bias??? Oh wait...never mind.
9 posted on 08/15/2012 7:35:52 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: jmstein7
I just called the RNC to voice my opinion and the man wanted to know if I got my information from freerepublic.com. I told him that it did not make any difference where I got my information, I wanted the RNC to push back hard on the selection of moderators for the Presidential debates. grrrrr
10 posted on 08/15/2012 7:39:03 AM PDT by elephant
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

They would call him out, in many different ways, wrong answer. If we cannot change moderators, MR must be ready, collected, calm, confident, with his battle armour on. He cannot fall into this trap, knowledge strength and the Good Lord can keep him in a position of superiority. Do the candidates each approve the questions? Or does just the worst president ever get a heads up?


11 posted on 08/15/2012 7:39:32 AM PDT by conservative_cyclist (What the #3|| kind of future do my children & grand children have : ()
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All these things shake out in negotiations between the Obama and Romney teams. Perhaps Romney got 3 debates instead of 2, but had to lose on the moderators choice.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 7:42:07 AM PDT by RBStealth
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To: jmstein7

I wrote to the League of Women’s Voters.
I sent an email to the Romney Ryan RNC.
I called the RNC and left a message to challenge the lib moderators and register my disgust that they would accept this lineup.

Waking up everyday to get slapped around is getting tiresome.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 7:42:59 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: jmstein7

WEll
the RNC is now telling people who call that the moderators were chosen by a NON partisan panel
How stupid do they think we are

they gave this Web site
www.debate.org

Ok so someone chose them That shouldn’t mean the RNC does NOTHING

keep calling


14 posted on 08/15/2012 7:44:19 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: jmstein7

First off...they should insist on real debates.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 7:44:43 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: RWGinger

corrections

www.debates.org


16 posted on 08/15/2012 7:47:40 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: jmstein7

Bump for action at work


17 posted on 08/15/2012 7:50:18 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: jmstein7
The choice of Raddatz is particularly appalling.

Ryan is not an "expert" on foreign affairs.

Biden was a long time on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

You know, you just know, that Raddatz will use her foreign knowledge to trip Ryan up. Like asking "who is the Prime Minister of Slobbovia?"

Something Biden will know but Ryan won't.

18 posted on 08/15/2012 7:52:49 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: RWGinger

when you go to the site the RNC gave me
www.debates.org

you get a list of people that i assume are the ones who selected the moderators.
here is the list
can someone tell who is leftists?
Co-Chairmen

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.
Michael D. McCurry

Honorary Co-Chairmen

Gerald R. Ford†
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan†
William J. Clinton

Co-Chairman Emeritus

Paul G. Kirk, Jr.

Board of Directors

Howard Buffett
John C. Danforth
John Griffen
Antonia Hernandez
Reverend John I. Jenkins
Newton N. Minow
Richard D. Parsons
Dorothy Ridings
Alan K. Simpson

Executive Director

Janet H. Brown

if the RNC will do nothing then we should


19 posted on 08/15/2012 7:55:22 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: jmstein7

I just called and got some nonsense about a no partisan panel selecting the moderators.

I will not throw my vote away again. If this is as good as it gets when they need my vote.....


20 posted on 08/15/2012 7:57:50 AM PDT by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: jmstein7

Actually, the debate “moderators” are chosen by two people, one a Republican (a former RNC official), one a Democrat.
I pity the Republican. Given the MSM talent pool he had to choose from, this group was probably the best he could agree to.
That shouldn’t stop the rest of us from criticizing the bias of the moderators.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 7:59:05 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: jmstein7

That’s nonsense....somebody needs to mail them a spine and a set of testicles!!


22 posted on 08/15/2012 8:01:09 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: jmstein7

When playing poker, and you know the other guy has marked the cards, the best course of action is to just shoot the dealer. If these supposed moderators start asking loaded questions, call them out on it, and then torch them for their bias in such a way that they won’t even realize they’ve had their throats cut. A debate is useless without an indifferent unbiased moderator.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 8:02:51 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: jmstein7

Just wrote to the GOP.

Told them “just say no” to these so called Moderators; if they won’t change them, tell the Commission to get lost, and just host a primetime Town Hall meeting on various TV channels.

Why should we accept the libs prepping the battlefield for us? Why accept the same old tired format?

Does anyone in their right mind think this will be “objective”?

C’mon, Mr. Priebus, show some muscle.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 8:08:33 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: jmstein7

Just called the RNC, I was told there have been hundreds of phone calls regarding this issue. I was told the RNC does not pick the moderators, that they are chosen by the commission on presidential debates, a non-partisan organization. I said, you call these moderators non-partisan? Romney could have said NO, that the circumstances are once again stacked against the republicans and there will be no debates unless this is rectified. I went on to say that is it not obvious to the RNC after the standing ovation Gingrich got at the debates when he called out media, that the people are starved for someone to confront the radical media. He told me to stop getting nasty (I wasn’t) that we were on the same side and to direct my call to the commission.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 8:10:26 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: factoryrat
If these supposed moderators start asking loaded questions, call them out on it, and then torch them for their bias in such a way that they won’t even realize they’ve had their throats cut.
Nobody did that better than Newt. Ever.
26 posted on 08/15/2012 8:12:22 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: jmstein7

I wanted so much to see the Trump debate (and EVERYONE would have watched) but they pubs cut that down because they knew someone like Newt would have tanned Romney’s butt for him.

This is horrid. Stuff like this lets me know that the RPTB (Republican powers that be) aren’t really about conservative principles at all. It’s not about educating people in good ways or Constitutional ways. It’s about keeping the gravy train going, and about doing it with tripe and circuses and personalities. Just like the Dems do, with THEIR folks.

The DUer’s are right, in one thing. The real believers will NEVER get power. They are just the useful idiots to keep corrupt politicians in places where money can be siphoned off the taxpayers into certain pockets.


27 posted on 08/15/2012 8:19:14 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: jmstein7
I'm so sick and tired of the Republican's excuses, I'm about to puke.

How's this for a solution: Refuse to participate, period.

Buy time on the three major networks for one hour each and have Romney/Ryan outline their economic recovery plan DIRECTLY to the American people. Do that before the FIRST debate is scheduled to happen.

At the end of the hour, tell the American people WHY Romney/Ryan won't be in the debates and call on them to demand fairness in the debate moderators by calling each major networks' headquarters and registering their unhappiness with the debate "moderators."

Only agree to participate in any debate AFTER the moderator panel's have become "fair and unbalanced."

In my heart of hearts, I know this would work, Reagan often bypassed the liberal lamestream media and took his message DIRECTLY to the People. Nothing caused fear in Congress more than Reagan telling the American people to call their Congressional representatives and make their voices heard!

It worked on Congress, it'll work on these piss-ant Kenyan run tv networks.

28 posted on 08/15/2012 8:19:44 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: factoryrat

Hello, Newt Gingrich!


29 posted on 08/15/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: elephant; All

Yes, the RNC has instructed its people to ask if they got the info from Free Republic. Pathetic.

They have gotten hundreds of calls. They have been saying that there is nothing they can do and ref’g people to the debate commission. This is bull.

They can indeed do something. Keep the pressure ON them!

Call the campaign too! And don’t forget to try to call in to Rush, Hannity, and Levin to let them know what the RNC is doing (or NOT doing).

The RNC hates activism... that’s why they hate the tea party folks.


30 posted on 08/15/2012 8:22:07 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: RWGinger

Went to the website, there isn’t any contact information, in true liberal form.


31 posted on 08/15/2012 8:22:07 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: DefeatCorruption
Waking up everyday to get slapped around is getting tiresome.

Yep, it sure is. Especially when people like you and I go to work, and the fat, lazy, government-cheese-eating welfare queens and their 14 dids all demand we pay MORE to support them.

I'm really, truly beginning to understand why some folks go postal.

32 posted on 08/15/2012 8:22:26 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative
"fair and unbalanced."

Obviously I meant fair and balanced ... I'm so angry this morning I can hardly type.

33 posted on 08/15/2012 8:25:48 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: jmstein7
Instead of complaining about who's moderating, we should just encourage Romney and Ryan to stay on message. No matter what's asked, they need to be able to answer in such a way that they get THEIR message out to the American people.

They should have an idea by then what will be asked. There WILL be questions about offshore accounts, tax rates, the Republican 'War on Women', all the Democrat talking points, so they should be prepared to give the answer THEY want to give, without being defensive in any way. Being positive and cheerful will go a long way toward drawing more voters to themselves.

34 posted on 08/15/2012 8:44:10 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Toespi
He told me to stop getting nasty (I wasn’t) that we were on the same side and to direct my call to the commission.

Same side? Really?

35 posted on 08/15/2012 8:44:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: usconservative

Me too.


36 posted on 08/15/2012 8:44:59 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: Toespi
that we were on the same side

A spineless wimp "on the same side" as you is a liability, not an asset.

37 posted on 08/15/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: SuziQ

He who controls the debate controls the outcome.


38 posted on 08/15/2012 8:47:40 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

Are there any conservative moderators available from the pool of journalists?


39 posted on 08/15/2012 8:47:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Clearly. FNC is the top cable news network, yet they chose from CNN, one at the bottom. And Candy “the Hutt” Crowly of all people, because “she’s a woman.” Well, so is Megyn Kelly!


40 posted on 08/15/2012 8:49:17 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: elephant
I just called the RNC to voice my opinion and the man wanted to know if I got my information from freerepublic.com.

In the immortal word of Andrew Breitbart: "So?"

41 posted on 08/15/2012 8:49:43 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jmstein7
...and why do these debates take place at universities?

It's time for a 'change'.

42 posted on 08/15/2012 8:51:06 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jmstein7

This crap really makes my blood boil. Hey, Mr. Rinse and Repeat, big shot RNC Chairman get your head out of your ass and grow a spine will ya!! The SRM are our enemy! They try every day to do whatever they can to damage your candidates. The moderators of these debates are unabashed liberals. They are the enemy. They want to, and will, damage your candidate in these Obama butt-kissing, dog and pony show debates. Why are you letting them? Are you afraid of them? F them!! Tell them to screw off and that your candidate will not show up unless there are independent moderators chosen and agreed to by both sides. I am so sick of this go along crap! Take a stand against the enemy and don’t back down!! Be a freaking leader!


43 posted on 08/15/2012 8:51:12 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Batman11

Right on!


44 posted on 08/15/2012 8:53:08 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7; All

BTTT


45 posted on 08/15/2012 9:08:46 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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46 posted on 08/15/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: RedMDer

already posted


47 posted on 08/15/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: jmstein7

A time-keeper and the candidates asking one another questions is fair.


48 posted on 08/15/2012 9:48:31 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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