No Ed: Ted Cruz “Punched Back” and the rest of the GOP lemmings followed

by Datechguy | November 2nd, 2015

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No Ed: Ted Cruz "Punched Back" and the rest of the GOP lemmings followed

I can’t spare this man, he fights

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Yes­ter­day at Instapun­dit Ed Driscoll is not­ing the hope­ful nature of the GOP push­back against the CNBC mod­er­a­tors. This post like every­thing Ed writes is worth your time but I have to take issue with one fact pre­sented in this para­graph and the hope­ful con­clu­sion that followed:

While Mol­lie Hem­ing­way was spot-​on pre­dict­ing Harwood’s bias and sneer­ing con­de­scen­sion, the near-​universal* back­lash against the NBC net­work is only hap­pen­ing because the can­di­dates punched back on stage. Maybe — just maybe — Stu­pid Party insid­ers have finally learned some­thing about the MSM.

I’m a big fan of opti­mism, (after all Christ healed those who had faith in him )but I regret to tell Ed the Stu­pid Party insid­ers have not “finally learned some­thing about the MSM” and the evi­dence for this is here: (empha­sis mine)

Sen Ted Cruz: The ques­tions that have been asked so far in this debate, illus­trate why the Amer­i­can peo­ple don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match. And if you look at the ques­tions, Don­ald Trump, are you a comic book vil­lain? Ben Car­son, can you do the math? John Kasich, can you insult two peo­ple over here? Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your num­bers fallen? How about talk­ing about the sub­stan­tive issues —

When Cruz gave his speech he listed spe­cific exam­ples of pre­vi­ous ques­tions to five dif­fer­ent rivals, none of who pushed back at the attempts of the CNBC ques­tion­ers to spin them at the time it was done. 

It wasn’t until Cruz fought back and got a round of applause that the oth­ers in the field either found the courage to stand up and fight or sens­ing the mood of the crowd joined in.

It wasn’t until Cruz fought back that the GOP saw the back­lash brew­ing & acted

It wasn’t until Cruz fought back that the can­di­dates decided to meet to make sure this didn’t hap­pen again.

And remem­ber given the hatred of Cruz that the GOP Estab­lish­ment and the Demo­c­rat media share; there was every chance they would have united to spin Sen­a­tor Cruz’s move as pick­ing a fight he can’t win for show.

The GOP didn’t “Punch Back” at the bul­lies beat­ing them up, Not at all. This was Ted Cruz see­ing bul­lies beat­ing the GOP up, grab­bing the clos­est one and deck­ing him. That inspired the rest of them to have the courage to stand up and fight for themselves.

Sen­a­tor Ted Cruz stood up and did what he always does, he fought back. I’m sure he’s happy to have allies but he’d fight even if he has to do it alone. That’s just who he is.

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Yesterday at Instapundit Ed Driscoll is noting the hopeful nature of the GOP pushback against the CNBC moderators.  This post like everything Ed writes is worth your time but I have to take issue with one fact presented in this paragraph and the hopeful conclusion that followed:

While Mollie Hemingway was spot-on predicting Harwood’s bias and sneering condescension, the near-universal* backlash against the NBC network is only happening because the candidates punched back on stage. Maybe — just maybe — Stupid Party insiders have finally learned something about the MSM.

I’m a big fan of optimism, (after all Christ healed those who had faith in him )but I regret to tell Ed the Stupid Party insiders have not “finally learned something about the MSM” and the evidence for this is here: (emphasis mine)

Sen Ted Cruz: The questions that have been asked so far in this debate, illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match. And if you look at the questions, Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do the math? John Kasich, can you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen? How about talking about the substantive issues —

When Cruz gave his speech he listed specific examples of previous questions to five different rivals, none of who pushed back at the attempts of the CNBC questioners to spin them at the time it was done.  

It wasn’t until Cruz fought back and got a round of applause that the others in the field either found the courage to stand up and fight or sensing the mood of the crowd joined in.

It wasn’t until Cruz fought back that the GOP saw the backlash brewing & acted

It wasn’t until Cruz fought back that the candidates decided to meet to make sure this didn’t happen again.

And remember given the hatred of Cruz that the GOP Establishment and the Democrat media share; there was every chance they would have united to spin Senator Cruz’s move as picking a fight he can’t win for show.

The GOP didn’t “Punch Back” at the bullies beating them up,  Not at all. This was  Ted Cruz seeing bullies beating the GOP up, grabbing the closest one and decking him. That inspired the rest of them to have the courage to stand up and fight for themselves.

Senator Ted Cruz stood up and did what he always does, he fought back. I’m sure he’s happy to have allies but he’d fight even if he has to do it alone.  That’s just who he is.

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