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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    thank goodness! the drinking games during the last set of Repub primary debates just about did in my liver... now I have other things to watch! my doctor will be happy!
    Really? Ya should have tuned into some of those Elections Primaries that the Democrats were having. Wherein you could actually choose which candidate had the least amount of convictions on their record. By the time you got done watching that. It would have looked like you just got down playing the Drinking game Passout. Hell your doctor would have told you to start drinking. May even told ya about a glass of Red Wine each day is good for your health.....Just sayin!

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    RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

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    RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    The Republican National Committee, responding to plans by two television networks for programs about Hillary Rodham Clinton, approved a resolution Friday to block CNN and NBC from hosting GOP presidential primary debates.

    The unanimous vote affirmed RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’s threat against the networks if they went ahead with programs about Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential contender.

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    ‘‘Our party should not be involved in setting up a system that encourages the slicing and dicing of candidates over a long period of time with moderators that are not in the business of being at all concerned about the future of our party,’’ Priebus told reporters.
    He said he only wants networks invested in the GOP. In other words, Fox. He's pretty much stating openly that he only wants soft-ball questions for the primary debates.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    The Debates are such a fraud and farce since LWM is no longer a player. Who cares if they are even conducted?

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    Re: RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    The Debates are such a fraud and farce since LWM is no longer a player. Who cares if they are even conducted?
    agreed
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    Re: RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
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    He said he only wants networks invested in the GOP. In other words, Fox. He's pretty much stating openly that he only wants soft-ball questions for the primary debates.
    Where exactly did he say that?

    What if Fox (not the cable news but the local channels), CBS, ABC or CNN had done the same for McCain before the 2008 election? Not that it would have ever happened.

    Look. I like the lady. She's an amazing person that has reached great heights, and may in fact be the next President. But, there's a Federal law that states that each party has to get equal time for their candidates (doesn't apply to CNN since it's cable). It's bad timing is all. If they would have done it after the '14 election, fine.

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    Re: RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    A preemptive strike against a network for planning to run a documentary two years before the election takes place projects a certain level of insecurity and weakness. A poor PR decision in my opinion.

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    Re: RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    Yeah, we might want to get a Mod to merge this thread with the one we have up.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-par...g-debates.html

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    Re: RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
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    He said he only wants networks invested in the GOP. In other words, Fox. He's pretty much stating openly that he only wants soft-ball questions for the primary debates.
    Where exactly did he say that?
    ‘‘Our party should not be involved in setting up a system that encourages the slicing and dicing of candidates over a long period of time with moderators that are not in the business of being at all concerned about the future of our party,’’ Priebus told reporters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Look. I like the lady. She's an amazing person that has reached great heights, and may in fact be the next President.
    I can't stand her and I won't be voting for her.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    But, there's a Federal law that states that each party has to get equal time for their candidates (doesn't apply to CNN since it's cable). It's bad timing is all. If they would have done it after the '14 election, fine.
    Eh? You mean the equal time law? Wasn't that repealed in the 80's? Wasn't it also one of the things the GOP bitched about the most while it was in effect?
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    Re: RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    The Debates are such a fraud and farce since LWM is no longer a player. Who cares if they are even conducted?
    Because they are hilarious. An example is Rick Perry. Re-watching some of his debates is like re-watching the Jet's ass fumble. You know you shouldn't because it is so bad, but at the time it is so funny.
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    Re: RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, we might want to get a Mod to merge this thread with the one we have up.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-par...g-debates.html
    Damn. I looked for an existing thread and didn't see it. Too many sub-forums to keep up with.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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