CNN Democrat Debate – Open Discussion Thread….

Anderson Cooper (moderator) promises to go easy on the Democrat candidates:

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper will moderate the first Democratic presidential debate this week, and unlike the previous Republican debate hosted by CNN, Cooper said he won’t be encouraging confrontations between the candidates.

I’m always uncomfortable with that notion of setting people up in order to kind of promote some sort of a face off,” Cooper said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “Look, these are all serious people. This is a serious debate. They want to talk about the issues and I want to give them an opportunity to do that.

Cooper’s suggested style is a departure from the GOP debate hosted by CNN and moderated by Jake Tapper in September.  Before that debate, Tapper had said he was “trying to craft questions that, in most cases, pit candidates against the other.” (link)


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638 Responses to CNN Democrat Debate – Open Discussion Thread….

  1. waynestrick says:

    Repubs are meanies who want people to suffer, especially from the climate. Wait, this is serious stuff we are serious.

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  2. TexasRanger says:

    Democratic Debate Live Stream Outdraws GOP Debate

    Nearly 1 million watch online, 921,000 watched Sept. 16 debate

    As of: 10/13 2015 11:50PM

    CNN’s first Democratic debate of the season scored a bigger online audience than its first Republican debate, according to the network’s internal measurements.

    The live stream peaked at 980,000 concurrent live streams around 10:20 pm Eastern Time, a CNN spokesman said.

    That means nearly one million homes were watching simultaneously. The debate ended at 11 pm
    The network’s GOP debate on September 16 peaked with 921,000 concurrent streams.

    The TV ratings for the Democratic debate will come in on Wednesday.

    There is unanimous agreement that the total audience will be lower than the 23 million who tuned in for the network’s GOP debate. The record viewership levels that night were fueled by the participation of Donald Trump.

    CNN also offered a virtual reality version of the debate, marking the first time that a news event was live-streamed to the Samsung GearVR headset.

    According to internal data, people in at least 73 countries logged onto the VR live stream.

    Full Story 10/13 2015 11:50PM:


  3. NJF says:

    LOL Fox pundits believe Biden will,see,that Shillary didn’t shoot herself, and or implode therefore he won’t get in LOL


  4. winky says:

    Read on Breitbart that most of the journalists did not stand for the National Anthem……HIDEOUS


  5. nwtex says:

    James Woods ‏@RealJamesWoods 4h
    There are credible reports of ISIS actively seeking nuclear materials. Would you want any of these people tonight as Commander-in-Chief?


  6. nwtex says:

    I would have loved to seen and heard Tammy deliver that line. She’s so good! Makes me giggle just imagining.
    Fox News ‏@FoxNews 4h
    @HeyTammyBruce on why @HillaryClinton won #DemDebate: “She was in a room with a bag of rocks so you have to win.”

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  7. joshua says:

    While waiting patiently for a blessed advertisement to happen on CNN during the “mud wrestling contest of midgets”, my mind drifted to a fantasy of Donald Trump calling all of these mentally crippled clowns into a boardroom meeting, sitting them down, and saying calmly, “based upon your abject lack of honesty, integrity, or capacity for doing anything right and timely, you are all FIRED.” And they all pack up and then jump off of the top of the building… got hazy from that point on, but heck…my mind is not what is once was…..


  8. Donald Joy says:

    Bernie Sanders reminds me of a cross between Gilbert Gottfried and Lewis Black, lol


  9. TwoLaine says:

    All I’ve heard today is how great the Demo debate was vs. the prior 2 Repub debates. How great it was that they addressed issues vs. personality.

    GEE, do ya’ think? And who’s fault would that be? YES! The media monsters who made the Repub’s debates into jokes, beginning at least a week before each!

    I think it is time for the Repub’s to set their own debate rules, or walk away!


  10. kallibella says:

    I just heard Rush Limbaugh comment on why is it that Trump, Carson or Fiorina are not out there this morning/today countering all the socialist stuff offered last night on debate. He is asking why no republican is out there explaining how much of a failure spending money for socialism/big government has got us deep in debt [18 trillion], and how not too long ago, there would have been somebody or enough republicans countering the lies. Instead, Rush commented, we have a compulsive attitude to compliment the opposing team, liberals/progressives, and not pointing out what the real issues are with all that was said last night.

    I agree with Rush on this. I wonder why we let the other side get away with the lies.
    It would be awesome to see and hear from Trump plainly explain why the socialists get it wrong, and take the opportunity of the debate still fresh in viewers’ mind to make his valid points. No more nuances. Straight-forward-Trump we need you!


  11. John Denney says:

    Bernie says we should never go to war unilaterally, as if we need another country’s blessing and support first.

    But the Declaration of Indepence opens with:
    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

    No permission asked, just reasons given.


  12. John Denney says:

    Bernie rails against “lottery capitalism”.

    Capitalism is about using one’s resources to produce something useful. There are elements of chance: a wheat farmer might endure a drought, or a disease might affect livestock, driving up supply costs for a restauranteur. But somehow I don’t think that’s the lottery Bernie meant.

    I wonder if he’s ever run a business. Could he run a hot dog stand for a year and live on the profit?


  13. Lou says:

    the deregulation of Glass Steagall was very important (Gramm Leachy Bliley Act). haven’t heard a whisper of it on this site. this is now a mute point amongst Tea partiers? I remember bailing out the banks was a main concern for the establishment of the Tea Party. now, over 600 posts and not a mention. it seems to me that others have become more shallow and haven’t kept up with the real issues. I can’t stand Hillary, but there has to be more intelligence amongst todays Conservative. Tea Partiers knew the issues up and down, and weren’t so shallow at one point in time. I miss those days.


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