The only thing you heard last night is what they think you want to hear, with the exception of Donald Trump – of course. It was so milktoast and full of “gotcha” questions, and yet all the candidates were right and ready to explain why they’ve changed their positions on whatever they’ve flip-flopped on.
And there was plenty of explaining to do – but it’s all worked out beforehand. Such a waste of time, with the exception of Donald Trump – of course. I really do think Megyn Kelly had an agenda to try to hurt him in any way she could – on her personal witch hunt.
Here’s my favorite exchange – from a smug Megyn Kelly who along with Chris Wallace were clearly anti-Trump all night:
MEGYN KELLY: Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However that is not without its downsides, in particular when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Your twitter account–
DONALD TRUMP: Only Rosie O’Donnell.
KELLY: For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell.
TRUMP: I’m sure it was.
KELLY: Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contesttent that it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.
Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?
And how do you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?
TRUMP: The big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore. We lose to China, we lose to Mexico both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody. Frankly what I say and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding, we have a good time. What I say is what I say. And honestly, Megyn if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you although I could probably not be based on the way you have treated me, but I wouldn’t do that. But you know what? We, we need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around. That I can tell you right now.
Megyn Kelly is a phony and you’re all going to realize it eventually. She’s an opportunist. She’ll jump on any bandwagon that’s going in the right direction. She’s this generation’s Ariana Huffington if you ask me.
And then Chris Wallace smugly going after Trump: “What evidence do you have that Mexico is sending criminals over the border” WELL – what about Kate Steinle murdered in SF by an illegal sent back 5 times by the Mexican government?
Chris Wallace, makes me respect Trump even more having to deal with these Fox News Clowns, who may well have been TMZ or Entertainment Tonight. Al they were doing was trying their best to get a fight started between the candidates.
And as for the rest of the candidates: These guys pay 100’s of thousands of dollars to consultants to get their “message” to you. Sweet talk, not real talk. Pie in the sky BS!
There was barely a question that these candidates didn’t have their canned responses to – especially Jeb Bush, who is for Common Core, unless he’s against it. I’m tired of them all with their ties and rehearsed crap. These debates should mean nothing, but unfortunately – we live in the reality TV world now so the person with the best zinger or the biggest Twitter following is going to win.
In 2008 we elected a guy because he was “cool” – how did that work out? I swear I think sometimes if Kim Kardashian ran, she’d win.
People are voting based on emotions and it’s become nothing more than a popularity contest, like when you ran for student council in 8th grade.
Truth is, if a person is a slick debater, they’re probably not to be trusted. They’re used car salesman. They just want your vote and your money and they’ll say what they think they need to say to get it. Even Ted Cruz sounded canned and rehearsed, like they were all reading off Teleprompters.
Debates are absolutely the worst way to pick a leader. Study their positions and their history of doing what they promised – or not. It’s fine to inspire with speeches, but a one-liner from a guy with bad hair doesn’t make you a good President necessarily. I was talking about Rand Paul, by the way.
These guys have writers, researchers, focus groups, joke writers, handlers – everything designed to fool you. End of story.
Who won last night? Probably Hillary..
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