Easily Confused (56) Republican debates

How Republican debates used to be:

How Republican debates look now:

Even I, as someone who is very interested in politics, have stopped watching these debates. There is nothing new to be learned from them, there is nothing of substance. My main criticism is not even directed at the candidates, as embarrassing as some of them may be, but at the moderators:

If someone doesn’t answer your question, interrupt them, and ask them to answer the question. If someone makes outrageous claims and statements, follow up right away. If someone lies, call them out right away. If someone promises to “repeal” laws, ask them how this is the President’s authority. But that would mean that journalists actually had to study the issues themselves, not just report poll numbers and re-play soundbites.

How primary debates (in both parties) should be carried out:

Or maybe it would already help to cool tempers if candidates were given a chair, so that they don’t need to stand for 90 minutes.

George H.W. Bush, Ross Perot, Bill Clinton

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
This entry was posted in Elections, History, Media, Mexico, Politics, US election 2016, USA and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Easily Confused (56) Republican debates

  1. locotojhon says:

    Andreas,,,
    Finally a posting of yours we can both agree about, pretty much completely (up to now, at least).
    Scary thought, eh?
    If the divisive Republican debacle continues, even Hillary (the war monger) Clinton could win in the general (s)election, while then-vanquished sheepdog Sanders keeps his left-wing (so-called ‘revolutionary’) flock heading toward the Democratic lesser-of-two-evils (into the hell of ‘USian exceptionalism’, while dragging the rest of the world meekly with it).
    Call me a conspiracy theorist if you choose to do so, but the refugee crises in the Mid-East, Northern Africa, the Balkans and Europe are without question the direct result of multiple US illegal wars and ‘interventions’, both past and present. (I believe intentionally.)
    It could even result in Brexit (for good or for bad).
    Why the rest of the world allows US criminal behavior to continue is beyond me, but I suspect that many nations’ leaders intel have been compromised and bribed or coerced and threatened, something suggested by many Snowden and Wikileaks revelations. (No tin-foil hat needed.)
    Any more insights, Andreas?
    Happily at least partially in agreement,,,locotojhon

    • Yeah, that’s a huge conspiracy theory, not really worthy of my reply. (Although I think I have written about Syria, refugees and Snowden before, buried somewhere between all the travel photos and articles.)

Please leave your comments, questions, suggestions:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s