It is about time someone in the GOP grew a pair? RNC Chairman Rience Priebus sent a letter today to NBC suspending the RNC’s partnership with NBC News for February 2016 debate.
In what sounds more like posturing, Priebus in his letter to NBC states that the GOP and its presidential campaign is suspending its “partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016.”
The letter further states that while CNBC postured the debates “as one that would focus on ‘the key issues that matter to all voters—job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of our national economy,” CNBC reneged on its promise regarding the handling of the debate.
Candidates were promised that speaking time would be carefully monitored to ensure fairness. That was not the case. Questions were inaccurate or downright offensive. The first question directed to one of our candidates asked if he was running a comic book version of a presidential campaign, hardly in the spirit of how the debate was billed.
While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of America, CNBC’s moderators engaged in a series of “gotcha” questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates. What took place Wednesday night was not an attempt to give the American people a greater understanding of our candidates’ policies and ideas.
Example: It was so bad that Senator and 2016 Republican Party primary candidate, Ted Cruz took a CNN moderator out to the woodshed.
John “Asshat” Kasich had no problem with the CNBC debate.
Priebus spent the next 24 hours squirming.
Priebus is a worm. How did the GOP who has been collaborating for months with the mainstream media to sabotage candidates and override the will of the voters NOT see this coming?
The CNBC debates were so bad that producers at its sister networks, NBC and MSNBC were ordered “NOT to pile on” the firestorm that erupted. See: ‘Shell-shocked’ CNBC staffers had long flight home
After the disgusting display by Wednesday by CNBC moderators who will never vote Republican, in a primary or otherwise, 2016 GOP presidential candidates are taking action on their own.
GOP 2016 presidential candidates will meet Sunday evening in Washington, D.C. to discuss “how to alter their party’s messy debate process — and how to remove power from the hands of the Republican National Committee.”
Not invited to the meeting: Anyone from the RNC, which many candidates have openly criticized in the hours since Wednesday’s CNBC debate in Boulder, Colorado — a chaotic, disorganized affair that was widely panned by political observers.
On Thursday, many of the campaigns told POLITICO that the RNC, which has taken a greater role in the 2016 debate process than in previous election cycles, had failed to take their concerns into account. It was time, top aides to at least half a dozen of the candidates agreed, to begin discussing among themselves how the next debates should be structured and not leave it up to the RNC and television networks….
Advisers to Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham’s campaigns are involved in the planning of the gathering while representatives for Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum will also be present.
Finally, what was the response from the Commie schmucks at NBC News?
Statement from NBC News:
“This is a disappointing development. However, along with our debate broadcast partners at Telemundo we will work in good faith to resolve this matter with the Republican Party.”
No they won’t. Communists can’t be trusted. NBC simply wants the ratings.