GOP Debate: Poisonous Moderators and a (Sometimes) Unified Right

My thanks to the moderators of tonight’s debate on CNBC – Becky Quick, John Harwood, and Carl Quintanilla – for highlighting yet again how much I despise the mainstream media.

With the debate on the channel no one really watches, and with yawn-incuding pre-debate chatter, we might have thought this would be a boring debate. Instead of being dull, the debate was an all-out liberal onslaught by the aforementioned trio. The biggest loser of the evening? Overwhelmingly, the actual network itself. CNBC.

Some topics of discussion and questions asked:

– Rubio having debt.
– Whether or not Huckabee believed Trump had “moral authority” to be president.
– How Carson is probably homophobic, because he’s not for gay marriage.

– Whether the government should regulate fantasy sports.

And that’s just a small sampling of the ridiculous.

But most of the candidates fought back, and did so splendidly. Rubio discussed his background and humble family roots when asked about his debt (which most of us “normal” people can actually relate to). Huckabee mentioned the “Trump tie” he was wearing when asked about his opponent’s moral authority, and even defended Donald. Dr. Carson turned his answer around to say that believing marriage is between a man and a woman doesn’t equate to hating gay people. Christie laughed at the absurdity of the question regarding fantasy sports when we’re being swallowed in debt as a country.

But this was supposed to be a debate about the economy, which they covered some. However, the atmosphere that hung over the entire debate reeked of the vicious attacks from the Leftist media sitting before them. It’s not that you had to look closely in order to find it, either. It was a blatant, partisan, in-your-face assault by those who didn’t want policy discussion, but wanted divisiveness and deception. [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] summed it up well during the debate:

“The Democrats have the ultimate super PAC. they’re called the mainstream media,”
I don’t agree with every candidate that was on the stage tonight. There are some I dislike, some I’m unenthused about, and ones I would genuinely support. Experiencing the two hour debate was, more than anything, a display between the hateful Left and the imperfect, but still better than the alternative, Right.