Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Whining Pays: Rules Changed for Fiorina to Make Debate as Knives are Out for Trump


Former Hewlett Packard CEO turned presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has successfully forced a rule change in order to qualify for the big stage for the upcoming Republican debate. Fiorina’s triumph is the result of her “going to war” with the RNC as well as the need for an establishment hellbent at destroying runaway leader Donald Trump on the stage in two weeks. It’s sad to say but CNN and the RNC have been bullied into using some of that affirmative action that most conservatives are vehemently opposed to and other than her ugly public whining campaign it was ultimately her vagina that facilitated the backtracking. 

Once the millions of dollars of anti-Donald advertising are launched into the airwaves like toxic sewage into a pristine body of water, it is incumbent upon those on stage to brutally pummel Trump in front of a huge national television audience. Carly will bring the misogyny club and will wield it like an avenging Valkyrie in order to bludgeon the billionaire outsider.
Politico reports on the flip-flop to accommodate Ms. Fiorina in the story “CNN changes debate criteria, clearing path for Fiorina”:

CNN announced on Tuesday that it has changed the criteria for its upcoming debate, making space for Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on the primetime stage.

Fiorina had argued for weeks that CNN's debate criteria unfairly weighted early field leaders over contenders like her who have polled better since the Fox News debate on Aug. 6.

According to CNN, any candidate who ranks in the top 10 between Aug. 6 and Sept. 10 will be included in the primetime debate on Sept. 16. Also allowed in the main show will be candidates who scored in the top 10 averages of all approved national polls between July 16 and Sept. 10, as the original criteria released in May stated. This means it is possible there will be more than 10 candidates on the primetime debate stage.

The new approach allows the network to avoid looking like it's favoring Fiorina at the expense of candidates such as Chris Christie and Rand Paul who would have been at risk of getting bumped to the earlier debate if CNN had more heavily weighted later polls, as Fiorina had suggested.

Still, CNN warned in an announcement that final podium placements won't be known until Sept. 10, after all national polls have come in.

"In the event that any candidate is polling in the top 10 in an average of approved national polls released between August 7th and September 10th, we will add those candidates to our top tier debate, even if those candidates did not poll in the top 10 in an average of approved national polls between July 16th and September 10th," CNN said in a statement. "We have discussed these changes with the Republican National Committee and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and they are fully supportive."

The horse-faced Fiorina was regaled by the mercenary media after her ‘winning’ of the “kid’s table” debate in Cleveland last month and has been a strident critic of Mr. Trump. While it is debatable as to whether being able to out talk six stammering stumblebums is really winning, her public relations team has worked hard to float the idea that she is a legitimate candidate for the presidency. 

The establishment is going to do everything in their power to turn the next debate into Trump’s Waterloo so changing the rules in the middle of the game isn’t even an issue. It should be one hell of a show though because Jeb! is blasting Trump in Spanish and Chris Christie has vowed to “go nuclear” onstage so be sure to have plenty of popcorn on hand for what will be an exercise in the same incivility that the establishment selectively decries.