MSNBC Holds Gotcha Republican Debate
What happened to the days when Presidential candidates were asked direct questions in regards to the nation’s economy, security and foreign policy instead of gotcha questions designed to embarrass, demean or create controversy and maybe even a fist fight?Newt Gingrich got testy after John Harris tried a zinger question and Newt was all fire and brimstone,
“I for one, and I hope all of my friends up here, going to repudiate every effort of the news media to get Republicans to fight each other to protect Barack Obama who deserves to be defeated. And all of us are committed as a team, whoever the nominee is, we are all for defeating Barack Obama.”
NBC/MSNBC have proven themselves to be the most partisan left leaning television network in U.S. history. Their entire News operation has a singular agenda to continue the progressive movement and the re-election of Barack Obama.
With two biased moderators in NBC’s Brian Williams and POLITICO’s John F. Harris, followed by a round table headed by Rachel Maddow, Chris Mathews, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell and Eugene Robinson, says everything about the intent of MSNBC in televising this debate. They are out to destroy the leading Republican candidates for the benefit of Barack Obama.
There was no coin toss to see who would get the first question, but there was a show producer who made sure that there would be a gotcha moment every five minutes, so the first question went to Texas Governor, Rick Perry.
Brian Williams asked, “You have touted your state’s low taxes, the lack of regulation, tough tort reform as the recipe for job growth in the Lone Star State, but Texas ranks last among those who have completed high school, there are only eight other states with more living in poverty, no other state has more working at or below the minimum wage. So is that the kind of answer all Americans are looking for?”
Rick Perry answered crisply, “Actually, what Americans are looking for is someone who can get this country working again. And we put the model in place in the state of Texas. When you look at what we have done over the last decade, we created 1 million jobs in the state of Texas. At the same time, America lost 2.5 million.
So I will suggest to you that Americans are focused on the right issue, and that is, who on this stage can get America working? Because we know for a fact the resident of the White House cannot.”
But Williams was there to goad and try to get a candidate to mess up, “But you know by now the counter argument to that is the number of low-wage jobs and the fact that unemployment is better in over half the states of the union than it is right now in Texas.”
Perry: “Well, the first part of that comment is incorrect, because 95 percent of all the jobs that we’ve created have been above minimum wage.
So I’m proud of what we’ve done in the state of Texas. And for the White House or anyone else to be criticizing creation of jobs now in America, I think is a little bit hypocritical.” (Full Text here)
What do Liberal commentators and Democrats have against any jobs, even low paying jobs? These elitists sneer at hamburger flippers or grocery store workers, while over 14 million are still unemployed.
The first series of questions summed up the entire game-plan of MSNBC and it went down hill from there.
The candidates respectfully held their own and gave us a snapshot of their platforms in this limited and scatter shot set up. I’d say that both Rick Perry and Mitt Romney came out on top, with a surprising Newt Gingrich giving some of the best answers in third.
Michelle Bachmann was given too few questions and was over shadowed by Jon Huntsman, who showed himself to be the most centrist. Rick Santorum and Herman Cain got just a passing grade, while Ron Paul was the most controversial, because he’s so desperate for attention.
Newt Gingrich had one of the best come backs of the entire night, “The fact that President Obama doesn’t come to the Reagan Library to try to figure out how to create jobs, doesn’t talk to any of these three governors to learn how to create jobs, doesn’t talk to Herman Cain to learn how to create jobs tells you that this is a president so committed to class warfare and so committed to bureaucratic socialism that he can’t possibly be effective in jobs.”
Personally, I would vote for any of these candidates (except Ron Paul), over Barack Hussein Obama in 2012. The ranks will start thinning out and the odds are on it being either Mitt Romney or Rick Perry.
I’d like to see Mitt Romney show more fire in the belly and for Rick Perry to better explain his more controversial comments. The nation is very tired of Obama, but in order to win we need to get the attention and the support of the independents and the undecided to win back the White House once again.