What’s the hottest topic in Chicagoland? Nope, it’s not Chicago’s horrific rate of (illegal) gun violence,
not the “flash gangs” on “Muggers Mile,”
or even it’s robust effort to become the “Next Detroit.”
It’s the 2016 Republican Presidential primary “debates.”
Butt I can tell you that everyone occupying our Organizing For Action (OFA) Headquarters sure are.
MSM talking heads are helpfully passing the OFA’s official talking points on to Republicans in order to “warn” them that using this trio of “extreme right wingers” might “hurt them” in the general election. The thinking being that letting these guys define the questions in the debate may force all of the R-candidates into taking unpopular, conservative positions that are too far to the “right.”
You know, positions like:
- Defund and repeal Obamacare (supported by 53% of voters-85% Repubs, 65% IND and 21% Dems)
- Border Security (supported by 73% of voters-82% Republicans,71% IND and 69% Democrats)
- Ensure 2nd Amendment Rights (supporte by 65% of voters)
- Restoring the Constitution (Buy “The Liberty Amendments”)
- Letting us use incandescent light bulbs (Everybody except GE)
How in the world are Republicans going to win their base and the indispensable independents if they take positions like those???
Axe-man warns that an RSL debate wouldn’t have credibility with the American people because they wouldn’t ask the candidates the tough questions,which are designed to marginalize and ridicule them. He has a point; which one of the RSL team do you think would have helped Big Guy’s campaign kick off the War On Women like George Stephanopoulos did with this blockbuster question:
“Governor Romney, do you believe that states have the right to ban contraception? Or is that trumped by a constitutional right to privacy?”
Ed Morrissey reports that Dave Weigel is concerned that his guy, Chris Christie, might decline to participate because Mark Levin said that he’d do what he could to ensure that Christie’s not the nominee.
I thought we were talking about a Republican primary debate???
The only downside to going with the RSL slate of interrogators that I can think of is that we wouldn’t be treated to any questions about “Dog Whistles In America” from Chrissy McTingles. Then again, maybe we’ve already got all the dog whistles we need.
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Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network