Tag: Debates

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Unless you enjoy over-talk, facile questions front-loaded for facile answers, and a format designed for sound bites, this year’s presidential and vice-presidential debates are difficult to love. Television is not the ideal medium for anything like the extended speeches of the Lincoln–Douglas debates, but this year lacks much sense of depth, witty jabs, or speaking […]

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I am saddened to see Steve Scully caught in a lie of his own making, and suspended from his job. I think he is generally a nice person who simply took the bait dangled by the presidential debate commission, and it went to his head. He thought he was bigger than he actually was. As […]

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Ep. 260 – David Bossie, Trump-Pence 2020 Senior Advisor, President of Citizens United and New York Times Bestselling Author (latest book – Trump: America First – The President Succeeds Against All Odds with co-author Corey Lewandowski.) David debates why he thinks Trump’s first debate was a win, discusses voter fraud, SCOTUS and Amy Coney Barrett, Spygate and ‘the Soft Coup’, and whether any Durham Report would impact the election.

Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Join Jim and Greg as they react to the news and wish the Trumps a speedy recovery.
They also discuss how this news will impact the remaining debates and the rest of the campaign.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome steadily improving unemployment numbers as they prepare for Friday’s final jobs report before Election Day. They also unload on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for flat out lying about forcing nursing homes to take COVID-positive patients into their facilities, a policy that resulted in several thousand deaths. And they discuss news that the Commission on Presidential Debates is considering rules changes, including cutting off microphones if candidates don’t follow the rules.

Ep. 254 – Senator Marsha Blackburn, fresh from the #RNC2020, discusses Media Lies and will there be Durham Bombshells as a certain Democrat Senator is now proven to have leaked the FISA Application to the media (which started the whole Mueller investigation) & Senator Blackburns latest book The Mind of a Conservative Woman: Seeking the Best for Family and Country. Then @23:36 Writer, Producer and Comedian Michael Loftus from The Loftus Party discusses the Death of New York City, #RepublicansForBiden, and what would happen if Biden cancels the scheduled Debates.

Join Jim and Greg as they wince at the prospect of Sen. Kamala Harris being one of Joe Biden’s heart beats away from the presidency if the Democratic ticket wins in November. They also applaud Sarah Palin for her magnanimous advice to Harris based on her experience as John McCain’s running mate in 2008. And they hammer the “true conservatives” at the Lincoln Project for lavishing praise on Harris and laugh as Bill Kristol suggests only Harris and Pence should debate.

Join Jim and Greg as they are hopeful that a Microsoft purchase of TikTok will protect the privacy of millions of Americans and let everyone keep their little app. They also slam local officials in Maryland in Virginia who are clearly drunk on power. And they get a kick out of the obvious timing of a New York Times opinion column suddenly suggesting we ought to do away with presidential debates.

Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Australia for ending its extradition agreement with Hong Kong and extending visas for Hong Kong residents in Australia over China’s crackdown on freedoms. They also discuss New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman urging Joe Biden to refuse debating President Trump unless Trump agrees to a couple of very unlikely demands. And they wince as CNN’s Don Lemon demonstrates just how little he knows about the most basic tenets of belief for tens of millions of Americans.

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we’re glad to have you back as we return to our prestigious Three Martini Lunch Awards. Today, Jim and Greg discuss the worst scandals of 2019, which Jim choosing a foreign policy mess and Greg opting for a domestic one. Next, we sift through a ton of possibilities for the best and worst political theater of 2019, with a pretty heavy emphasis on the 2020 campaign.

Happy Friday! We’ve got good, bad, and crazy martinis to finish the week. Join Jim and Greg as they discuss Texas Rep. Will Hurd saying he sees nothing that rises to the level of impeachment, because if Will Hurd isn’t flipping the odds of many Republicans in the Senate flipping are very low. They also sympathize with Andrew Yang, who is ripping MSNBC for not giving him much time to speak in Wednesday’s debate. And they’re intrigued by John Bolton returning to Twitter and promising more to come – only to find liberals who hate him now begging him to testify in the impeachment inquiry.

It’s all good martinis for us today! Join Jim and Greg as they find endless entertainment in Hillary accusing Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset and Gabbard going nuclear in response. They’re also glad to see President Trump listening to those begging him to take one controversy off the table and scrapping the 2020 G-7 summit at Trump’s Doral resort in Florida. And they have a lot of fun with Julian Castro becoming the latest Democrat to insist they are leaving the race unless they raise a large sum of money by the end of the month.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Debate Question You’ll Never Hear

 

Moderator: “This question is for whichever of you have the guts to answer: The last time a Democrat nominee for president graciously accepted a losing result — that is, without claiming that they were cheated, that votes were stolen or suppressed, that Diebold rigged the outcome, or claimed that the process itself was unfair — was Michael Dukakis in 1988. If you are the Dems’ nominee and then lose the general election, will you:

  1. Concede graciously and immediately
  2. Issue a call to all Democrats for national unity, and to work with the duly elected president
  3. And condemn any and all continued activities by The Resistance.

“And if your answer is no, and you should in fact win the general election, explain why all the same tactics used against Donald Trump should not be applied to your new presidency.”

Jim Geraghty of National Review and guest host Greg Knapp break down the next round of Democratic debates beginning tonight. They shake their heads at the FBI and other agencies being implicated in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. And they discuss Beto O’Rourke’s mother publicly offering campaign advice for her son.

(Gregory Knapp is a Speaker, Coach, and Talk Show Host. You can learn more about him and get a free gift at gregorybknapp.com. His podcast, Find Your Purpose-Live Your Passion is available on Apple Podcasts/iTunes.)

Jim Geraghty of National Review and guest host Gregory Knapp discuss growing concerns in the Democratic Party over Joe Biden’s age with the second round of debates incoming. They analyze Rahm Emanuel’s editorial piece warning Democratic presidential candidates to unite the party in the primary or risk losing the general election. And they share a laugh over Adam Schiff’s sudden criticism of Robert Mueller’s recent testimony lacking an adequate ‘narrative.’

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America recap the Mueller hearings, including Democrat Hakeem Jeffries’ embarrassing exchange with the former special counsel. They react to the resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello. And they discuss Kamala Harris declining in the polls after her post-debate bounce last month.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Trump Plans to Live-Tweet Dem Debates

 

Trump’s favorite bully pulpit is his iPhone and he’s ready to pound it for the first primary debates of his Democratic opponents. From the Wall Street Journal:

The president, who has spent years embracing social media for his political advantage, is tentatively planning to live-tweet the debates on June 26-27, according to people familiar with the planning.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement that is only going to inflame the political tensions in Washington. President Trump and Don Jr. are both throwing cold water on another possible Roy Moore run for U.S. Senate. And Jim and Greg examine the Democratic Party’s tightening of the rules for presidential candidates to qualify for the primary debates.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. If Dems Will Rig a Debate for Clinton, What Won’t They Do to Win?

 

No matter what the election outcome next week, the media will be big losers. This campaign season has seen much of the media rip off their veneer of objectivity, too often acting instead as an unofficial campaign arm working to elect Hillary Clinton.

The latest revelation — that the town hall moderator overseeing a Democratic primary debate gave CNN contributor Donna Brazile a peek at expected questions, and Brazile then fed Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff a question expected to come up in the primary debate against Bernie Sanders — confirms the too cozy relationships between the politicians and the so-called journalists and officials who are supposed to be helping Americans get unbiased information about candidates.