Thursday, November 5, 2015

A FAIR EXCHANGE IN THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS

 


Obama said the following at a fundraiser in New York, "Every one of these candidates says, 'Obama's weak, Putin's kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he's going to straighten out, and then it turns out, they can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators, if you can't handle those guys, I don't think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you. It amazes me that a man that was given a totally free ride by the mainstream Democratic press in 2008, 2012, and orchestrates his political gatherings, and interviews, could have the audacity to make fun of Republicans for demanding fair treatment in their debates. In 2008 I don't recall a debate moderator, unless it was Hillary, or some other candidate, asking the tough questions about the nature of his relationships with radicals like Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers, or Jeremiah Wright. His activities as a community organizer, Acorn, or his socialist philosophy. In 2012 I don't recall hard questions about Fast and Furious. Illegal immigration, the AP scandal, the Pigford Scandal, the General Services Administration scandal, Solyndra. His failure to investigate the New Black Panthers over voter intimidation in 2008. Making end runs around Congress with his pen and a phone. Hacking Sharyll Attkinsson's computer, These are just a few of the things that have been ignored by the press.

I don't recall a debate moderator asking Hillary about Juanita Broderick, bimbo eruptions, Cattlegate, the missing Rose Law firm billing records, Whitewater, Travelgate, looting the White House, Filegate, her Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin and her ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The death of Vince Foster. The lack of serious emphasis on E-Mailgate. Chinagate, landing under sniper fire in Bosnia, Pardongate, her relationship with Saul Alinsky, and laughing over the release of a child rapist. Irangate, influence peddling through the Clinton Foundation. Benghazi, and finally being fired from the Watergate committee for being a liar. Again this is only a partial list of her scandals that she has been involved in. I can't think of any one Republican in the race right now, including the establishment Republicans, that doesn't look like a saint compared to these two. Yet it is the Republicans that are treated like criminals and buffoons by the debate moderators when the real criminals are given a pass. 

The hypocrisy of the left is on display here. We are suppose to handle a Democratic black, or female candidate with kid gloves. Otherwise we will be charged with racism or sexism. However it is open season on a Republican black or female candidate. You are allowed to call them anything you want to or reduce them to the level of a sell-out, Uncle Tom, buffoon or a whore. Look what they did to Herman Kane and Sarah Palin. Do you think that we would have heard about all of the women that Kane allegedly sexually harassed if he were a Democrat? Or would we see a Democratic woman lampooned and talked about the way Sarah Palin was on Saturday Night Live and the late night talk shows? Would we hear anything negative about Hillary Clinton's looks on The View like we did about Carly Fiorina. When did the mainstream media march out all the women that Bill Clinton raped or harassed while governor or president? It was the grocery store tabloids and Conservative talk shows that did the job of the mainstream media. The John Edwards sex scandal and the existence of his love child was broken by the National Enquirer. I don't think that the Republican candidates are asking for special treatment. They are simply asking for fair treatment. They are not even asking for the softball questions that the Democrats are getting. I just believe that they want the opportunity to sell their wares in the marketplace of ideas. Let the American people hear them out and may the best man or woman win.

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