You may have heard that Democrats refused to appear at a debate that was to be sponsored by Fox News. I don't know how you feel about that, but it's just fine with me, there are already way too many liberals on that channel.
But years before this development, I was screaming about Republicans appearing on ANY of the liberal channels. Why are they continuing to do so? This alone is almost enough to cause me not to vote for them.
The liberal media needs them, I think, far more than they need the liberal media, and if all Republicans refused to appear and held out for better treatment and respect, it might even break the solidarity of the MSM. Right now rude and stupid liberal commentators can say the most outrageous things about the right and even the toughest (and I use that word with great hesitance) Republican will just smile and attempt to dismiss or deflect the comment, charge, insult, what have you.
Did you hear some of the questions Chris Matthews & Co, asked the Republican candidates last night? When they weren't shockingly juvenile, ridiculously simplistic, or clueless as to priorities, they were just flat-out insolent.
Why would anyone stand for a debate with Chris Matthews as the moderator, anyway? And the stunningly stupid Keith Olberman was the host! Don't the Republicans realize that showing up means legitimizing people whose audiences are usually statistically insignificant?
I waited to write this because I wanted to see numbers, and they're in. Ms. NBC's audience was about five times what it would normally be. And some of that increased viewership will consider tuning in again. Sure, I know most who do will eventually be put off, but that doesn't excuse the Republican assist the network got.
Now here's the thing though, if Fox had hosted the debate instead, they would have taken a ratings hit, because even with the huge increase for the peacocks, Fox still had better ratings for the time period. So I realize it's presumptuous to assume Fox even wanted the candidates.
And don't get me wrong, I'm not a Fox fan. I think any right leanings are a marketing decision. I also know that sticking to Fox might have some negative repercussions for Republicans and that Republican candidates are perfectly capable of dealing with any idiotic thing a liberal… make that a liberal wacko… like Matthews can throw at them, but then appearing on CNN is far more preferable than on the featherweight network.
To me, this does nothing to counter the image that Republicans are wimps.
And how about that question some dirtbag asked: "What do you dislike most about America?" Romney answered it tactfully enough, saying that he loved America and that he was at a loss for words, but I would have answered far more directly:
What I dislike most about America is that is allows fools like you to feel comfortable asking questions like that.