The Republican National Committee has voted unanimously to leave the Commission on Presidential Debates, ending more than three decades of a bipartisan civic process.
We don’t even have to guess why they would do this. They’re cowards and liars, always hiding in their fake victimhood. Democracy is the only real threat to their authoritarian rule.
Their unofficial, but operational, new party motto says it all. “Not fair!”
"The Commission on Presidential Debates is biased and has refused to enact simple and commonsense reforms to help ensure fair debates including hosting debates before voting begins and selecting moderators who have never worked for candidates on the debate stage," Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.
It’s no surprise the Republicans are boycotting the 2024 presidential debates. This isn’t the first American political tradition they are ending. They demolished our historic tradition of peaceful transition of power on 1/6/21.
They will ALWAYS whine, “Not fair!”, whenever forced to stand on equal ground with the opposition. Nobody has a greater sense of entitlement than rich white men and their corrupt political party.
They have no respect for civil discussion or fair debate. They have no desire to answer questions. These are no longer considered "legitimate political discourse" by the radical Right.
Like all authoritarians, they prefer to intimidate, bully and lie their way to power.
We remember how Trump behaved in his debates with Hillary in 2016.
Maybe a no stalking rule would help restore some civility to debates? There's no "both sides" about that.
But Republicans will always howl about being the “victims”. They have no tolerance for a level playing field.
As I recall one of the two presidential debates in 2020 was moderated by FOX(R)'s Chris Wallace.
Even this is no longer acceptable for the spoiled crybabies. FOX(R) isn’t “Q” enough.
Working the refs is SOP on the Right. They attack journalism and journalists as a matter of ideology, inventing "alternative facts" to dupe the public.
There is no question they are enemies of democracy, and are working to eliminate fair elections and fair representation for Democratic voters.
Want to know the real reason lying Republican cowards are fleeing from debates?
They don't want to answer questions like, "Who won the 2020 presidential election?"
The don't want to be reminded of their 1/6 coup, or face questions about their support for overturning the election, or defending their other Big Lie, that it was "legitimate political discourse".
If these traitorous lying fascists are not defeated, the American experiment as a constitutional democratic republic is dead.
We know that even if a Democrat is in the White House, democracy will still be imperiled.
We’re stuck with the poison pills for democracy that are embedded in our Constitution. The Electoral College and anti-representative minority rule of the Senate will always be roadblocks suppressing consent of the governed.
It’s all hands of deck for every election, or this ship of state is sunk.