The average American who has watched the debate has easily noted a cynicism and a "gotcha" mentality on the part of the media, yet the supposed experts in the party establishment seem so bewildered with what has happened. Or are they just feigning bewilderment because they have been found out. I mean, think about it. We know that the party gurus are doing whatever they can to derail Trump, Carson and Cruz so could they have set up the schedule as they did in hopes of doing just that? And did it backfire because even the more establishment candidates had trouble going along with the sham? All one needed to do is look at the background of those moderating, or listen to their advance rhetoric to know what would happen. And while the Fox debate likely fooled all of us to some degree, I don't think anyone would have expected anything that happened to be different than what we've grown to expect from CNN and CNBC.
Donald Trump certainly knew what would happen. That's why he made a point early this week of saying that the debate would not be fair and John Harwood of CNBC made it clear from the beginning of his questioning of Trump. And when the flavor of the questioning continued onward with others in a distasteful manner, Ted Cruz's "missile launch" which landed on target with effect drew others into the fray. The loser was clearly CNBC but, of course, the American public was a loser as well since the topic, the economy, never got the attention it deserved. But that seems to be the entire goal of the media, keep the outsiders from bringing out the truth of what is going in America, and by doing so Hillary Clinton avoids having to face any tough issues.
Seriously, folks, can you picture any moderator in a Democratic debate ask they kinds of questions of Hillary Clinton that they were slinging at Trump or some of the others? Of course not, for by now we all know that they are in the tank for her and Cruz made it clear when he stated that none of them would even consider voting in a Republican primary. Marco Rubio's comment that the media also was a special PAC for Hillary was also spot on and appropriate.
I hope that the candidates are, as is being suggested, looking at actively getting involved in forcing the RNC to change the remaining debates to a format that will deal with substance, not personalities, and will allow candidates the time to answer real questions. And if it means that Preibus and his minions need to look for new employment, so be it. Frankly, I don't think the RNC cares in the least what the base of the party seeks and, accordingly, cleaning house would be a good way to start returning the party to real Republicans, not lobbyists and their interests.
Keep your eyes open and let's see what happens. Change which provides more transparency and more input from real people, not from a smoke-filled cloakroom, is what is needed if we want to take America back. Let's hope something happens quickly before the next debate is held in less than two weeks. Now go have a great weekend.