Ted Cruz was very, very upset with CNBC over the debate questions asked last night, but he isn't the only one.
Republican presidential campaigns are planning to gather in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening to plot how to alter their party’s messy debate process — and how to remove power from the hands of the Republican National Committee.
Not invited to the meeting: Anyone from the RNC, which many candidates have openly criticized in the hours since Wednesday’s CNBC debate in Boulder, Colorado — a chaotic, disorganized affair that was widely panned by political observers.
They have a VISION, ladies and gentlemen, and that vision does not involve asking any serious questions that might interest Republican primary voters because they honestly believe Republican primary voters are morons. Also, they might be right about the moron part.
Witness Ted Cruz explaining to Bret Baier why Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Mark Levin, because he believes they would ask the questions that Republican primary voters want answered.
Yeah, questions like Limbaugh asking Republican candidates if women who want birth control are sluts. There's one Republican voters will want to hear, right?
Or Mark Levin could ask them all whether they think Paul Ryan is a RINO or not.
Hannity could be their go-to for questions about right-wing fakers who pretend they're CIA operatives, too.
Cruz didn't just go on Bret Baier's show to whine; he also showed up on Hannity's with the same schtick. A chance to stroke Sean Hannity AND debate rebellion. A two-fer!
It’s “one of the most ridiculous things,” he said in an interview with Sean Hannity after the third GOP debate on Wednesday.
“No one in their right minds thinks any of the moderators actually will vote in a Republican primary,” said the Texas senator. “In my view, the Republican primary debates ought to be moderated by people who will vote in a primary.”
That way, the line of questioning would “focus on our vision for America,” he added, citing his own newly announced tax plan as an example.
Cruz criticized CNBC’s debate moderators last night, winning him huge applause and praise on social media.
Their questions, he said onstage, “illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match.”
“We’ve seen now over and over again, where the media, they are the Democrats’ cheerleaders,” said Cruz. “Every question is an insult, every question is an attack, every question is asking one Republican to attack another Republican. You know, they don’t do that to the Democrats.”
I suppose it would be silly to remind Ted Cruz that he was asked an important question and ducked it with his media criticism.
Meanwhile, Cruz himself was also asked a substantive question. The moderators asked why he was opposing a bipartisan budget deal that would avert a debt ceiling crisis, a Medicare crisis, and a Social Security Disability Insurance crisis. Rather than answer that question, he attacked the moderators for refusing to ask substantive questions, during which he pretended a slew of unusually substantive questions were trivial political attacks.
Anarchy has come to the U.S.A. in the form of Republican primary candidates.