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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
According to the latest CBS poll, Texas senator Ted Cruz remains in the lead in Iowa with 40 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers as opposed to Donald Trump coming in second with 31 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is a distant third with 12%. If the polling continues to play out like this, an Iowa win will gain momentum for Cruz and although New Hampshire is probably not in play, South Carolina is.
What’s that sound? The establishment GOP’s collective stomach churning as conservative Ted Cruz could be the real deal for the GOP primary.
Ted Cruz maintains a strong lead over Donald Trump in Iowa, according to the results of a poll released Sunday.
The Texas senator, in the CBS poll, grabbed the support of 40 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa. Trump is at 31 percent, followed by Marco Rubio at 12 percent and Ben Carson at 6 percent. Every other GOP candidate receives 2 percent or less in the poll.
The CBS poll follows last week’s Iowa Poll — which showed Cruz with a 10-point lead over Trump, 31 percent to 21 percent — and a Monmouth University poll that had him in first place with 24 percent among all Republican candidates.
Polls of Iowa and the country as a whole have painted two different pictures: Trump remains atop national polls.
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.
THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING … A GOP PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO RINO AND INCUMBENT JOHN MCCAIN.
The only way to change the establishment is to take on the establishment. That is what appears to be happening in Arizona. Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward is set to formally resign her seat to focus on her Republican primary challenge to 79 year old, 5 term US senator and establishment RINO Sen. John McCain. Maybe this will be the template for others to take on the establishment and flush the system of what has become the go along to get along GOP.
Sorry, with all due respect to John McCain and his military service, you have to know when to walk away. Personally, I believe in term limits and there should never be a such thing as a 5 term senator and a 30 year political career.
Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward is set to formally resign her seat to focus on her Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain.
Ward says in a letter to Senate President Andy Biggs that she will vacate her seat on Tuesday. The Dec. 2 letter says she plans to devote her energy to defeating the five-term senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee.
Ward is a physician from Lake Havasu City whose current district spans much of Mohave and all of La Paz counties.
HUH? … New McClatchy-Marist Poll, Socialist Bernie Sanders Has landslide Margans over both Donald Trump & Jeb Bush
IF THIS IS REALLY TRUE … THIS COUNTRY IS FINISHED.
As reported at The Hill, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll, Democratic presidential candidate and self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) leads Republican candidate Donald Trump by a landslide margin of 12 percentage points, 53 to 41 and also leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) by a landslide margin of 10 points, 51 to 41.
I, personally, do not believe Sanders would win any such match up, but this country elected Obama twice so who knows. Also, it almost seems impossible that Sanders is even going to defeat Hillary Clinton in the Democrat Primaries. But seriously folks, if this is truly what voters believe, then the greatest social, political experiment in democracy known as the United States of America is over.
In a new McClatchy-Marist poll, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads Republican candidate Donald Trump by a landslide margin of 12 percentage points, 53 to 41. In the McClatchy poll, Sanders also leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) by a landslide margin of 10 points, 51 to 41.
The huge Sanders advantage over Trump is not new. In the last four match-up polls between them reported by Real Clear Politics, Sanders defeated Trump by margins of 12, 9, 9 and 2 percentage points.
The huge Sanders advantage over Bush is new. In previous match-ups, the polling showed Sanders and Bush running virtually even, with Bush holding a 1-point lead over Sanders in most of the polls. Future polls will be needed to test whether the huge Sanders lead over Bush in the McClatchy poll will be repeated in future polling or whether the McClatchy poll is an outlier.
It is shocking that the data suggests that Sanders has a lead over Trump that could be so huge that he would win a landslide victory in the presidential campaign, with margins that would almost certainly lead Democrats to regain control of the Senate and could help Democrats regain control of the House of Representative — if, of course, the three polls that show Sanders beating Trump by 9 to 12 points reflect final voting in the presidential election.
Listen to Donald Trump’s First Radio Ads of 2016 Presidential Campaign … “Politicians are all talk and no action.”
THE DONALD RELEASES HIS FIRST TWO RADIO ADS … WE ARE GOING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
That is kind of unbelievable if you think about it, this is his first radio ads? Check out the two ads below. If there is anyone who knows marketing and how to get an effective message out to the American people, it id Donald Trump. In an age in which We the People are sick and tired of establishment candidates who are beholden to special interests and lobbyists, and both political parties are just as guilty, along comes Trump riding the wave of an “outside the Beltway” candidate … “Donald Trump is running for president because politicians are all talk and no action.”
The Donald also hits on the hot button issues of jobs, the economy, veterans, the First and Second Amendment, ISIS and illegal immigration … “You can’t have a country without borders.”
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is releasing his first radio ads of the 2016 campaign.
“Donald Trump is running for president because politicians are all talk and no action,” a woman’s voice reads in an ad first played this morning on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
The voice adds that Trump will “brutally and quickly cut off the head of ISIS” and “stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border. And he will make Mexico pay for it.”
A second ad, targeted at voters in Iowa, features Trump’s voice. “My opponents have no experience in creating jobs or making deals,” he says. “Obamacare is a total disaster. It will be repealed and replaced with something much better,” he continues.
“If the people of Iowa vote for me, you’ll never be disappointed,” he adds.