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I belong to the stupid party.
I’m a Republican.
We specialize in self-destruction.
The latest example is the recent decision by the Republican National Committee to ban CNN and NBC from covering any debates during the next GOP presidential primaries.
Somehow, in head-up-your-butt land, that makes sense. But out here, in the real world, it’s insane.
And petty, and one more sign that the people running this party are, in scientific terms, frigging idiots.
Here’s the story.
Apparently there is this she-devil named Hillary Clinton who wants to run for president. She’s the one who said we didn’t need more security in Benghazi. She’s the secretary of State who oversaw the greatest reversals of American influence abroad in modern history.
And she’s running for whatever you call a woman president.
And CNN and NBC want to do documentaries or movies or something about her.
They being the liberal media and she being their god, it’s pretty likely the documentaries and movies will be fawning propaganda pieces.
And this has ticked off the morons-in-chief atop my party. So they’ve decided to cut off their nose to spite their face.
They’ve forbad these two networks to cover our presidential primary debates.
Holy mother of what the hell are they thinking.
Let’s take this step by step.
CNN and NBC want to make documentaries and movies about Hillary. I think that’s called freedom of the press. The documentaries and movies will be slanted to make Hillary look good, because of the political bias of CNN and NBS. I still think that’s called freedom of the press.
To me, it is incomprehensible that a party so committed to the Constitution should get its panties in such a bunch because someone else exercises constitutional liberties.
Further, who actually cares what kind of puff piece somebody does on an opposing candidate? Don’t you win elections by having a candidate and a philosophy of your own which are preferred by the people? And in the course of a campaign aren’t there a lot of media products and opinions going every which way?
Isn’t that part of living in, uh, America?
And isn’t it kind of embarrassing to get worked up over it? Doesn’t that bespeak a certain shrillness and immaturity?
Conclusion 1: The Republican Party should ignore the programming decisions of NBC and CNN.
Now, to the debates.
Why do you have debates?
To expose your candidates and principles to the electorate.
How do you expose your candidates and principles to the electorate?
By putting them on TV.
What is it NBC and CNN do again?
Put things on TV.
And you told them they couldn’t put your candidates and principles on TV? And you did this to punish THEM?
Conclusion 2: I belong to the stupid party.
Put another way, how much does a one-minute political commercial cost? In rough terms, it’s about a gazillion dollars. In a televised debate, networks are giving you a couple of hours of free time. Multiply 120 by a gazillion and you get an idea of the value of that.
And the RNC just said it doesn’t want that.
To punish the commie-lib networks.
How do networks make money? By selling advertisements. How many advertisements are there in a televised debate. None. How much money does a network make off a debate. None. If you ban them from the debate, what will they broadcast? Something with commercials, which will make them a lot of money.
So, if you ban NBC and CNN from covering your debate, you lose airtime and they make money.
And you think this punishes them.
Probably, they’ll run their Hillary shows opposite your debate and draw a bigger audience.
Or you might find that in swatting two networks you have angered them all. Let’s say at their next socialist conspiracy meeting all the other alphabet networks decide to stand in solidarity with CNN and NBC. Say they call it journalistic integrity and declare that if all reporters aren’t welcome, no reporters will come. That if one networks is banned, all networks will boycott.
At that point, you are officially screwed.
And by “you,” I mean America.
Because as stupid as the people in charge of the Republican Party are, the principles of the Republican Party are this country’s only chance. This isn’t about winning elections, it’s about saving the country.
And you can’t do that if you let yourself be drawn into asinine fights over who broadcasts what.
Preach liberty, accountability and small government. Campaign for freedom and against the EBT. Stand for America and its founding documents. Raise Liberty’s torch high again.
And try not to be a frigging idiot.