For my last post of the day I would like to say a few words about the GOP debate tonight featured on FOX News…….the first part of debate night will be the “kiddie table” debate of those poor souls that could not find a way to break into the top 10……sad that this debate will have more actual candidates than the “big dance” later………
My friends and I have been talking about the possible questions that will be asked by FOX……I say there will be Planned Parenthood, Iran nuke deal and a whole array of softball questions…..nothing of substance……since it i the GOP there never is any substance……
But what do others think about the questions that should be asked?
The first GOP primary debate is tonight and while the questions—just like the participants—will be chosen by Fox News, there are a lot of interesting suggestions out there for the 10 candidates to face.
- Thomas Friedman at the New York Times would ask this: “As part of a 1982 transportation bill, President Ronald Reagan agreed to boost the then 4-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax to 9 cents, saying, ‘When we first built our highways, we paid for them with a gas tax,’ adding, ‘It was a fair concept then, and it is today.’ Do you believe Reagan was right then, and would you agree to raise the gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon today so we can pay for our highway bill, which is now stalled in Congress over funding?” If no candidate answered yes, Friedman would have another question: Why has the center-right in this country completely disappeared?
- The conservative Daily Caller has no fewer than 27 questions for the candidates: Seven general ones, including “Do you believe President Obama is a bad person, or just politically misguided?” and two for each candidate. One of its questions for Trump asks him to explain exactly what he got in return for making political donations to Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.
- Katrina vanden Heuvel at the Washington Post also has a lot of questions, few of which are likely to be asked on Fox. Among them: “What’s the matter with Kansas?” “Republicans have argued for decades that lower taxes, less government spending, and less regulation would boost the economy,” she notes, but that’s not how things have worked out under Gov. Sam Brownback.
- The Dallas Morning News suggests seven questions, including: “Two Muslim gunmen were shot dead in Garland, Texas, illustrating the danger of radicalized Islam. How would your policies toward terrorism and the Islamic State differ from the Obama administration’s?”
- Twitter users have offered plenty of questions under the hashtag #DebateQuestionsWeWantToHear, including “Which of your relatives did worse as president?”
- Charles F. Pierce at Esquire has personalized, one-liner questions for each candidate. For Trump: “Dude, seriously?”
Do you have any ideas on the questions?
In case you would like something to do while the clowns perform……….
Time for some rest……and Down The Rabbit Hole!