Democrat Primary Debate Ahead of NH Primary … Sanders and Clinton Take the Gloves Off, Kinda … Polls Show Sanders Way Ahead

WHEN DEMOCRATA ATTACK EACH OTHER …

As reported at The Politico, Clinton and Sanders just had the election’s most explosive exchange to date. Not that is saying a lot as the two candidates have been been in more or less of a kumbaya, love-fest until recently when Sanders actually realized he might be able to defeat Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders calls Hillary Clinton the “establishment” candidate and she loses it. Guess what Hillary … you are the definition of establishment and the Washington political elite.

“Sen. Sanders is the only person who would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. And I’ve got to tell you, it is really quite amusing to me,” Clinton said. “People support me because they know me, they know my life’s work, they have worked with me and many have also worked with Sen. Sanders. And at the end of the day, they’ve endorsed me because they know I can get things done.”

Watch the VIDEO below where Hillary Clinton loses her mind and goes all “Shillary” on Bernie Sanders and the crowds negative reaction. It is just amazing to believe that Bernie Sanders is so far out ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

After a string of debates where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders discussed (and occasionally disagreed about) the fine points of progressive policy, the two finally had a full-fledged throwdown Thursday night.

Clinton accused Sanders of going negative on the campaign trail, telling the Vermont Senator at the Democratic debate that his campaign was smearing her name.

“I think it’s time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent week,” Clinton said after Sanders talked about getting money out of politics.

Sanders, You cant be a moderate and a Progressive

Sanders has boasted about not receiving money from Wall street, and has pointed out in recent weeks that Clinton has received large sums in exchange for speaking.

“Sen. Sanders has said he wants to run a positive campaign. I’ve tried to keep my disagreements over issues, but time and time again, by innuendo and by insinuation there is this attack that he is putting forth,” Clinton said.

“Which really comes down to anyone who ever took donations or speaking fees from interest groups has to be bought, and I absolutely reject that Senator. I really don’t think those attacks by insinuation are worthy of you,” Clinton continued.

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NBC News/Wall Street/Marist poll: Sanders Leads Clinton by 20 Points in New Hampshire.

Bernie Sanders maintains a significant double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to an NBC News/Wall Street/Marist poll conducted after Clinton’s narrow apparent win in Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

Sanders gets the support of 58 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Clinton gets 38 percent — essentially unchanged from last week’s NBC/WSJ/Marist poll, which showed Sanders ahead by a 57 percent-to-38 percent margin in the Granite State.

FOX NEWS GOP Debate: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Says, “If You Guys Ask One more Mean Question, I’m Going to Have to Leave the Stage” … Then Schools Moderator Chris Wallace on What a Debate Actually Is (VIDEO)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mocks Donald Trump and schools Chris Wallace during last night’s GOP Debate …

Last night during the Republican debate on FOX News, Sen. Ted Cruz took the opportunity to mock Donald Trump, absent from the event due to a hair pulling fight with Fox News co-moderator Megyn Kelly, by stating after a slew of questions that were presented to other candidates meant to stir the pot and cause a food fight … But I will say this, gosh, if you guys say — ask one more mean question, I’m going to have to leave the stage.” Obviously, Cruz was joking and it was meant to emphasize the fact that Trump was not there because he did not want to deal with tough and mean questions. But I must say with regards to Trump, isn’t it amazing that the guy is not even at the event and he still commands the room.

However, the ironic moment of the night was when Megyn Kelly of all people, the individual who Trump has had so many issues with for being bias, ended up as The Politico reported, kneecapped his rivals on immigration and wound up doing Trump’s dirty work for him.

Yahoo Politics:

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told the moderators of the Republican presidential debate at Iowa Events Center on Thursday that he might just take his ball and go home.

His threat to leave the stage came after he accused Fox News’ questioners of encouraging his rivals to attack him.

“I would note that the last four questions have been, ‘Rand, please attack Ted. Marco, please attack Ted. Chris, please attack Ted. Jeb, please attack Ted.”

Cruz’s comment provoked loud boos from the audience. His critique of the debate questions came after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was asked about how his plans to confront the jihadi group ISIS would differ from those put forth by Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Moderator Chris Wallace offered a retort to Cruz.

“It is a debate, sir,” Wallace said.

Cruz wasn’t satisfied with Wallace’s response.

“No, no, a debate actually is a policy issue,” Cruz said. “But I will say this, gosh, if you guys say — ask one more mean question, I’m going to have to leave the stage.”

“The most important determination any voter is going to make in this election is who’s best prepared to be commander in chief, who has the experience, who has the knowledge, who has the judgment, who has the clarity of vision and strength of resolve to keep this country safe,” Cruz said. “That is what this debate is all about, and I would suggest let’s stay focused on those issues rather than just attacks directed at each other.

FLASHBACK: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump Once Complimented Fox News Host Megyn Kelly for her Performance Moderating a GOP debate in 2011

FLASHBACK … IN 2011 DONALD TRUMP HAD NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR MEGYN KELLY …

Hmm, so Donald Trump,  the current front-runner for the GOP is not participating in this coming Thursday’s FOX News Republican debate blaming it on the fact that Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators, will not be fair to him. Interesting. That is not what The Donald was sating in 2011, he was praising Megyn … When she asked him whether he could be a better moderator than her Trump responded, “No, I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest.” Trump then followed up with,  “You have done a great job, by the way. And I mean it.”

Trump was going to moderate a debate on News Max, check out the comment he made initially about when not many candidates signed on to the event, Trumps stated, “I don’t see a lot of courage”. Really? So just curious Mr. Trump, what do you call it when you are a no show at a debate?

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From The Blaze:

Trump spoke to Kelly in 2011 about his frustration with candidates refusing to participate in a debate he was set to host with NewsMax. The businessman implied the Republican candidates declining invitations to attend his debate lacked “courage.”

He then heaped praise on Kelly.

“Do you really think you’re a better moderator than I am?” Kelly asked.

“No,” Trump promptly replied. “I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest.”

The billionaire added, “You have done a great job, by the way. And I mean it.”

Donald Trump Will Not Participate Thusday’s FOX News GOP Debate … FOX News Stands Behind Megyn Kelly

REALLY MR. TRUMP, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU!

The childish hair pulling match between Donald Trump and FOX News has apparently ended in Trump claiming that he will “definitely not”  be participating in Thursday nights Republican party debate. Trump has been whining in recent days to those Conservative and Republican loving folks at CNN that FOX News has treated him unfairly and especially Megyn Kelly. Trump then got upset that FOX News made joking comments when Trump said that he might not attend the debate. Wow Donald, really? It’s time to put your big-boy pants on and stop the nonsense. Are you really that thin skinned? Do you actually think that FOX News is your enemy and CNN is your friend? Trust me, I kind of think that Trump was given a raw deal by Megyn Kelly at the first debate, but that does not mean you take a temper tantrum, take your toys and go how. What kind of a message does this send and what does it really reveal about Trump as an individual?

All this over a spat with Megyn Kelly, really? Sorry folks, there comes a point and time where a leader needs to think of some one other than himself and is willing to take the arrows for Americans. I am sick and tired of having a narcissist as president. Why does it appear that this man is no different, he just happens to be a Republican. Maybe.

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump abruptly announced here Tuesday that he would not participate in Thursday’s scheduled debate, escalating his off-and-on feud with Fox News Channel and throwing the GOP campaign into turmoil.

Trump’s assertion, which his campaign manager insisted was irreversible, came less than one week before the kickoff Iowa caucuses. He once again defied the conventional rules of politics, and used his power and prominence to shape the campaign agenda and conversation.

So far, Trump’s untraditional moves have only expanded his support, but his threatened boycott leaves him open to criticism that for all his tough talk he is ducking face-to-face confrontations with his opponents and scrutiny from the Fox moderators.

It was back and forth whether he would or would not, but Donald Trump told CNN tonight that when FOX News put out its snarky press release today, he said, “Bye,bye!” Trump told this to his new found buddies at CNN. All of the debates have had their issues, too many candidates, moderators thinking they are more important than the questions they should be asking, more interested in starting a food fight than getting to what the candidates believe and how to fix the issues in American, etc. But Trump trying to bully a network to get some one who he does not like thrown off the panel? Sorry, I would have told him to go pound sand too. That is exactly what FOX News did as they stood by Megyn Kelly and let Trump walk.

As Patterico’s Pontifications opined, Roger Ailes made the smart decision to call his bluff and stand by Kelly and FOX News said to The Donald, You’re Fired.

Trumps Statement is as follows:

As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions of dollars, Mr. Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. FOX News is making tens of millions of dollars on debates, and setting ratings records (the highest in history), where as in previous years they were low-rated afterthoughts.

Unlike the very stupid, highly incompetent people running our country into the ground, Mr. Trump knows when to walk away. Roger Ailes and FOX News think they can toy with him, but Mr. Trump doesn’t play games. There have already been six debates, and according to all online debate polls including Drudge, Slate, Time Magazine, and many others, Mr. Trump has won all of them, in particular the last one. Whereas he has always been a job creator and not a debater, he nevertheless truly enjoys the debating process – and it has been very good for him, both in polls and popularity.

Let’s see whether this changes the game in Iowa at the last minute.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Not Sure if This is Just Hype Leading Up to the Next GOP Debate

  • Donald Trump is threatening not to show up if Megyn Kelly remains one of the moderators of Thursday’s GOP debate

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Donald Trump Says He Would Consider Skipping Thursday’s Republican Primary Debate if He Doesn’t Get Fair Treatment from Megyn Kelly

ENOUGH DONALD, SUCK IT UP AND JUST DEAL WITH IT, YOUR ACT IS GETTING OLD …

During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Donald Trump whined that he would consider skipping this Thursday’s Republican primary debate on the FOX News channel if he doesn’t get fair treatment from Megyn Kelly. Seriously Mr. Trump, you are on CNN bitching about the unfair treatment you are getting from a FOX News host? First of all, get over yourself. Two, suck it up because if or when you get the GOP presidential nomination, CNN is going to shred you. Honestly, if Trump thinks that he is being treated unfairly by Megyn Kelly now, wait until the MSM gets in this political cross-hairs, including CNN. Trump’s arrogance is growing old where he thinks that no one is allowed to ask him a tough question and if they do, he calls them a name. Hmm, Trump is sounding an awful like Obama who refused to go on FOX News and would make continual dismissive comments regarding the cable channel.

How comical is it that Trump is telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Megyn Kelly is bias. Ah, Donald, what do you think Wolf Blitzer is?

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Fox News says Donald Trump is scared of facing Megyn Kelly at Thursday night’s Republican primary debate.

The missive came hours after Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he would consider skipping this Thursday’s Republican primary debate if he doesn’t get fair treatment from Kelly, who he said treats him “very unfairly.”

“Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he’s president, is going to have to learn that he doesn’t get to pick the journalists — we’re very surprised he’s willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly,” the network said in a statement.

Trump has been accusing Kelly of unfair treatment ever since he stepped off stage at the first Fox News debate in August.

But he’s ratcheted up those attacks in recent days in an apparent attempt to influence the Fox News moderators ahead of Thursday’s debate.

“I don’t like her. She doesn’t treat me fairly. I’m not a big fan of hers at all,” Trump said during Monday’s interview. He also claimed that he “might be the best thing that ever happened to her,” because no one had ever heard of her before the August debate.

Donald Trump Calls Out CNN as ‘Unprofessional’ at GOP Debate in Las Vegas

THE DONALD CALLS OUT CNN AS UNPROFESSIONAL …

Last night during the GOP debate in Las Vegas, front runner Donald Trump called out CNN as unprofessional in their leading questions to try and start a food fight among the candidates. How better to get the audience and Americans on your side than to state the obvious … the MSM is a joke.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Finally the RNC and Candidates Are Negotiating With The Networks

  • Why wasn’t this done a long time ago? Do we really think it’s going to make any difference?

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Senator Ted Cruz Rips CNBC Liberal, Bias, Agenda Driven Moderators at GOP Presidential Debate (VIDEO) … “This Debate Illustrates Why We Can Not Trust The Media”

The question is now settled science … the MSM is completely bias and in the tank for the Democrat party.

At last nights GOP Presidential Debate on CNBC, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped the liberal CNBC moderators and exposed them for the liberal, bias, Leftist, agenda driven, in the tank Democrat party propagandists that they are. From the very outset of the debate, the moderators began their snarky gotcha questions and seemed more inclined to insult the candidates and start a food fight than to actually have the American public hear how any of the candidates would handle certain situations and what their economic policies were.

CNBC, YOU ARE A DISGRACE!!!

Finally, Ted Cruz ripped the moderators a new one and let them have it … “This Debate Illustrates Why We Can Not Trust The Media”

 ”The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than any participant in the Democratic debate,”

VIDEO via WAPO

From Real Clear Politics:

At the Republican debate hosted by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday night, presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz lambasted the moderators, particularly John Harwood of The New York Times, and the media for their treatment and characterization of himself and his competitors.

“The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Cruz at Wednesday’s Republican debate. “Everyone home tonight knows that the moderators have no intention of voting in a Republican primary.”

Cruz later went tete-a-tete with Harwood, a CNBC contributor, for cutting him off and wanting to move on.

“Congressional Republicans, Democrats and the White House are about to strike a compromise that would raise the debt limit, prevent a government shutdown, and calm financial markets of the fear that a Washington crisis is on the way. Does your opposition to it show you’re not the kind of problem-solver that American voters want?” CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla asked the presidential candidate.

“Let me say something at the outset,” the Senator from Texas said. “The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media.”

“This is not a cage match. And you look at the questions — Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kasich, will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen? How about talking about the substantive issues,” Cruz said to commanding applause from the audience.

Donald Trump and Ben Carson Threaten to Boycott The Next GOP Debate on CNBC (Update: CNBC Caves to Demands)

TRUMP AND CARSON THREATEN TO SKIP THE CNBC DEBATE …

The two outsider, non-establishment GOP candidates, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have threatened to boycott the upcoming GOP debates on CNBC after the networked changed the rules in extending the debate time from 2 to 3 hours.The problem does not just seem to be the extension of the the time, but instead it appears that CNBC wants to add extra ad time so to make money. REALLY? CNBC is the business channel arm of the NBC, but looking ti make a buck off of what is supposed to be an informative Q&A with presidential hopefuls?

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The political Odd Couple take it to CNBC

What would a GOP presidential primary debate be if it did not have the two front running candidates? Without Trump and Carson, CNBC can expect to have an audience of whatever the total count make up is the remaining candidates family and friends.

Donald Trump and Ben Carson are both threatening to boycott the next Republican presidential debate if CNBC, who is hosting the event, and the Republican National Committee do not change the stated format of the event.

“Neither Mr. Trump or Dr. Carson will participate in your debate if it is longer than 120 minutes including commercials and does not include opening and closing statements,” the letter, obtained exclusively by NBC News and signed by both candidates, reads.

They take issue with CNBC’s plans for a debate that doesn’t include opening and closing statements, and runs two hours plus up to another 16 minutes in commercial breaks. According to Politico, CNBC distributed a memo outlining these plans that indicated all candidates had agreed to them.

In the letter, the candidates write that “neither of our campaigns agreed to either the length you propose or your ban on opening or closing statements. In fact, neither of our campaigns were even consulted.”

UPDATE I: CNBC Caves to Trump and Carson debate Demands.

CNBC has agreed to limit its Republican primary debate later this month to two hours, acquiescing to the demands of Donald Trump and other GOP campaigns, CNN has confirmed.

A source with knowledge of the decision said the Republican National Committee was putting in calls to the campaigns on Friday morning to inform them of the new format, which will cap the debate to two hours, including commercials.

Early Friday morning, Trump tweeted that CNBC had agreed to limit the Oct. 28 debate to two hours.

“Fantastic news for all, especially the millions of people who will be watching!” he wrote.

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