Corporate Media Is Hurting Their Favorite Party

 

There are a lot of candidates with a D that don’t seem to be ready for prime time.

In all of the debates with the supposedly horrible GOP candidate (Walter/Vance/Dr. Oz/Lake), the Dem candidate was either not prepared or just outright horrible.

When you are used to softballs, a 60 MPH fastball seems like Nolan Ryan.

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  1. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    GlennAmurgis:

    When you are used to softballs, a 60 MPH fastball seems like Nolan Ryan

     

    That’s a good line!

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  2. EJHill+ Podcaster
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    It’s not the questions. Those are easily foreseeable. The problem is the answers. They’re crafted to appease the base, not persuade the middle. They think they can win the argument in the post-debate spin on social media. The hope is that average undecided will see enough “(Insert candidate here) CRUSHED it last night in the debate!” and think, “Wait, did I get that wrong?”

    They cannot debate on their opponents turf. When they do they don’t have the knowledge base to pull it off. Atheistic leftists, for example, are the worst. “You know Jesus would love free needles, kiddie drag shows and Obamacare! Your imaginary sky friend said so!” 

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  3. Henry Racette Moderator
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    EJHill+ (View Comment):

    It’s not the questions. Those are easily foreseeable. The problem is the answers. They’re crafted to appease the base, not persuade the middle. They think they can win the argument in the post-debate spin on social media. The hope is that average undecided will see enough “(Insert candidate here) CRUSHED it last night in the debate!” and think, “Wait, did I get that wrong?”

    They cannot debate on their opponents turf. When they do they don’t have the knowledge base to pull it off. Atheistic leftists, for example, are the worst. “You know Jesus would love free needles, kiddie drag shows and Obamacare! Your imaginary sky friend said so!”

    Precisely.

    When your answers are indefensible, the best strategy is to avoid being asked the questions. Progressive answers are indefensible, which is why the left thrives on platforms and in places where questions are difficult or impossible to ask, or easily deflected because of power imbalances: in newspapers, on television, in the classroom, on censored social media, and in broadcast entertainment. In contrast, conservatives thrive on platforms that support true interaction, like talk radio and the blogosphere.

    We on the right are fortunate that, because they live in dissent-suppressed spaces, progressives often forget how outré their views really are, and so make the mistake of posting them on Tik Tok or, as in this case, agreeing to an interview.

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  4. Doug Kimball Thatcher
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    Republican’s attract candidates of substance, that is people who’ve already accomplished something; they step away from their success and choose public office to serve and make a difference.   Democrats atttract candidates who see politics as a career; they know only politics.  But governing is not just politics.  It also requires both strategic and practical thinking.   That’s why Democrats are so bad at it.  Politics can’t alter reality or contort economic law for long.  Censorship may obscure, but can’t alter truth. Most folks figure it out eventually.   I

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  5. Chuck Thatcher
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    @Chuckles

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    Republican’s attract candidates of substance, that is people who’ve already accomplished something; they step away from their success and choose public office to serve and make a difference. Democrats attract candidates who see politics as a career; they know only politics. But governing is not just politics. It also requires both strategic and practical thinking. That’s why Democrats are so bad at it. Politics can’t alter reality or contort economic law for long. Censorship may obscure, but can’t alter truth. Most folks figure it out eventually. I

    In my region we also have some Republicans that lack substance.  These include both state and federal office holders. Maybe it’s not so simple as you suggest? Or maybe it depends upon the place you live? When if you get the Republican nomination you’re almost guaranteed to win, would that make it easier for losers to win?  How many tough questions get asked?  From what I’ve seen, not so many.  Possibly many state and local reporters have forgotten how to come up with the good questions.

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  6. Mackinder Coolidge
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    My only quibble with this post is that it would be more accurate if you had removed the word “favorite” from the headline. 😂

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  7. Jim McConnell Member
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    Mackinder (View Comment):

    My only quibble with this post is that it would be more accurate if you had removed the word “favorite” from the headline. 😂

    Yep!

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  8. RyanFalcone Member
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    I don’t envy the Democrats. Trying to find candidates who are not suffering some sort of serious brain malady on their side sounds like a difficult task. I kinda wonder who amongst them is equipped for such a task?

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  9. TBA Coolidge
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    Chuck (View Comment):

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    Republican’s attract candidates of substance, that is people who’ve already accomplished something; they step away from their success and choose public office to serve and make a difference. Democrats attract candidates who see politics as a career; they know only politics. But governing is not just politics. It also requires both strategic and practical thinking. That’s why Democrats are so bad at it. Politics can’t alter reality or contort economic law for long. Censorship may obscure, but can’t alter truth. Most folks figure it out eventually. I

    In my region we also have some Republicans that lack substance. These include both state and federal office holders. Maybe it’s not so simple as you suggest? Or maybe it depends upon the place you live? When if you get the Republican nomination you’re almost guaranteed to win, would that make it easier for losers to win? How many tough questions get asked? From what I’ve seen, not so many. Possibly many state and local reporters have forgotten how to come up with the good questions.

    Press access to politicians is not easily gained by those who do not carry eater water.

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  10. Flicker Coolidge
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    TBA (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    Republican’s attract candidates of substance, that is people who’ve already accomplished something; they step away from their success and choose public office to serve and make a difference. Democrats attract candidates who see politics as a career; they know only politics. But governing is not just politics. It also requires both strategic and practical thinking. That’s why Democrats are so bad at it. Politics can’t alter reality or contort economic law for long. Censorship may obscure, but can’t alter truth. Most folks figure it out eventually. I

    In my region we also have some Republicans that lack substance. These include both state and federal office holders. Maybe it’s not so simple as you suggest? Or maybe it depends upon the place you live? When if you get the Republican nomination you’re almost guaranteed to win, would that make it easier for losers to win? How many tough questions get asked? From what I’ve seen, not so many. Possibly many state and local reporters have forgotten how to come up with the good questions.

    Press access to politicians is not easily gained by those who do not carry water.

    Kari Lake repeatedly points this out.

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  11. Chuck Thatcher
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    @Chuckles

    Flicker (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    Republican’s attract candidates of substance, that is people who’ve already accomplished something; they step away from their success and choose public office to serve and make a difference. Democrats attract candidates who see politics as a career; they know only politics. But governing is not just politics. It also requires both strategic and practical thinking. That’s why Democrats are so bad at it. Politics can’t alter reality or contort economic law for long. Censorship may obscure, but can’t alter truth. Most folks figure it out eventually. I

    In my region we also have some Republicans that lack substance. These include both state and federal office holders. Maybe it’s not so simple as you suggest? Or maybe it depends upon the place you live? When if you get the Republican nomination you’re almost guaranteed to win, would that make it easier for losers to win? How many tough questions get asked? From what I’ve seen, not so many. Possibly many state and local reporters have forgotten how to come up with the good questions.

    Press access to politicians is not easily gained by those who do not carry water.

    Kari Lake repeatedly points this out.

    Yes.  I have a grand total of one (1) state senator that responds to me even though he’s not in my district, answers my questions and receives my exhortations but I’ve known him for some years he’s a good guy.  

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  12. Steven Seward Member
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    Does anybody remember the first debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney?  Obama was crushed worse than any presidential debate I am aware of.  Romney, who isn’t even a staunch conservative, tore him  to shreds.  I attributed it to the exact same principle that Glen proposes in this post.

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