This is NOT about Carly Fiorina, this is entirely about how blazingly stupid the professional republican party is. Well, actually, “Willfully blind” is perhaps more apropos.
There are essentially eight candidates left in the GOP race: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Bush, Christie, Carson, Kasich, and Fiorina. ABC announces their debate and SEVEN are going to be on the New Hampshire debate stage.
Who is missing? Carly Fiorina.
Now before everyone jumps into the ‘she-doesn’t-deserve-it’ argument, or any variant therein, let me repeat – THIS IS NOT ABOUT CARLY FIORINA. This is entirely about the preferred narrative of ABC and democrat activist, debate moderator, and Clinton foundation leadership member, George Stephanopoulos.
Yes, the decision is made by ABC according to their own list of pre-announced debate qualifications. But doesn’t it just strike the entire political world as convenient how the female candidate on the GOP side is left off stage.
I mean it’s not like ABC was instrumental in driving the 2012 optic of the GOP “War on Women“, wait, what huh?
Remember Sandra Fluke? Remember that weird January 7th 2012 ABC Republican debate when George Stephanopolous asked Mitt Romney if there was “a constitutional right to birth control”?
Yeah, just like the look on Romney’s face the entire viewing audience was scratching their heads – where the heck did that question come from?
It wasn’t until two months later, March 2012, when we found out the reason for Stephanopolous planting that upcoming election democrat talking point amid the national political narrative.
The entire scheme was planned, and ABC was an integral part of kicking it off.
So it’s not a stretch to say the elimination of a visible republican female candidate, in a year when Hillary Clinton will most likely face the GOP nominee, just happens to play well into a forward-thinking, gender centric, DNC road map to victory.
The absence of this type of strategic thinking, intentionally I might add, is part of the reason why the RNC is continually accused of preferring to lose elections, and is inherently more focused on remaining viable as the ‘closed-party’ of loyal opposition.
Idiots, just insufferable idiots.
We, the people who are sick and tired of this cloistered gaggle of pontificating professional republicans, are fighting a losing battle so long as we have (and accept) this level of willful blindness in one-half of the political party apparatus.
Seven or Eight – What difference does it make?
Mrs. Fiorina has petitioned the Republican National Committee to force her onto the debate stage, noting among other things that she finished ahead of Mr. Kasich and Mr. Christie in Iowa. She has won the backing of such prominent Republicans as 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in that effort. (link)