Lisa Benson for October 30, 2015

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    ConserveGov  over 7 years ago

    Might as well had 5 year olds from San Francisco parents ask the questions. Sucks because most were hoping this would be a substantial economic debate. Oh well.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 7 years ago

    The whole thing was a farce.

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    Berean  over 7 years ago

    Not only CNBC, but CNN (Communist News Network) and MSNBC need brains!!!! I doubt they will ever get any, though.

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    Gypsy8  over 7 years ago

    The only thing more ridiculous would have been if the candidates did have the opportunity to explain their tax policy.

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    Theodore E. Lind Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Clearly the Republican party is in chaos. It is made worse by the Freedom 40 party who is dedicated to taking over the country and running it their way. The clear objectives they have are to revoke Obama care and any social program such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, eliminate tax breaks for the middle class, send anybody who isn’t a WASP back to where ever they came from, put gays into internment camps, make sure women stay in the kitchen and eliminate the minimum wage and unions.

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    ARodney  over 7 years ago

    The questions were fair. If you have a provably, laughably ridiculous tax policy (and all of them do), a question of “what do you say when people point out that your policy gives vastly more to rich people” is hardly a “gotcha” question. It’s a substantive question, and it deserves a serious answer. But no serious answer exist, so the GOP deflects the question to be about a “biased media.” We know how much Fox News panders to Democrats, after all. And gullible conservatives like ChevJames, as they always do, believe the con men and grifters.

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    Odon Premium Member over 7 years ago

    A financial news network asked questions in their realm and the candidates played them instead of answering. I miss Tim Russert.

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    Tzinger  Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Obviously, Conservgov and Machado have never regularly watched CNBC in the morning. These folk are definitely not leftists. They are tried and true capitalists.

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    lonecat  over 7 years ago

    Well, they won’t find any brains at that debate.

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    dre7861  over 7 years ago

    Benson, you do realize that your Teapublican hatred of the media includes yourself, don’t you?

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    superposition  over 7 years ago

    “Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Ratings for Congress’ overall performance have dipped, but voters are a bit more positive about their local representatives.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just nine percent (9%) of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job overall, while 63% rate the current Congress poorly. "

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    Dtroutma  over 7 years ago

    Their search was pointless at that “debate”. Granted, as usual, many questions were, as usual, stupid and pointless, but Firoina may have had the only answer to any, with, “some say my weakness is I don’t smile enough”, and it went downhill from there.

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    Mike Herman  over 7 years ago

    Shouldn’t the zombies be wearing Hillary buttons?

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    Mike Herman  over 7 years ago

    The usual libs on this site will passionately defend the zombies.

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    Mike Herman  over 7 years ago

    Equivalent questions for the Dem candidates:

    “Mrs. Clinton, would you even be here if you hadn’t married Bill?”“Sen. Sanders, has socialism ever created anything close to the U.S. standard of living?”“Mrs. Clinton, should you be treated any differently than other Americans who have been convicted of mishandling sensitive government information?”“Mr. Pataki, could you explain how Bernie isn’t just a comic commie?”“Mrs. Clinton, we already owe $19 trillion. What match shows you we can afford more giveaway programs?”

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    Funny_Ha_Ha  over 7 years ago

    It’s sad to see starving zombies.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Anyone who wants to be President should be prepared to answer tough & possibly unfair questions. The audience behaved like a mob of buffoons & cheered on the candidates when they dodged answering questions & instead whined about unfair media.Asking Trump about his criticism of Mark Zuckerberg over H1B visas wasn’t a ‘gotcha’.Asking Carson about his relationship with Mannatech wasn’t a ‘gotcha’.Asking Rubio about missed votes & his obvious disdain for his job isn’t a ‘gotcha’.Asking Cruz about his opposition to the bipartisan budget agreement wasn’t a ‘gotcha’.

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    Eric Salinas Premium Member over 7 years ago

    So many tears. Everyone is out to get you, the mainstream media, liberal academia, the secular left…blah, blah blah, same old victim mentality from the right. CNBC moderators did ask some bad question but they by no means are liberal biased. They are the Wall Street network for crying out loud! Face it, Republicans, you are fielding the worst candidates in a generation and you can stop pointing fingers at everyone else. I thought you were the party of self-responsibility.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Good catch. Pataki is indeed a Republican. I should have added, “By the way, I seem to have showed up at the wrong debate. I’ll just show myself out.”

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    doverdan  over 7 years ago

    CNBC, being as 100% pro big business as it is, did not expect to be targeted in the way that it was. .But since it is not flamboyantly Rightist, like Mr. Murdoch’s FOX news, many GOP conservatives think it must be Leftist!

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    manteo16nc  over 7 years ago

    CNBC released the results of a test that showed that the Republican candidates at the debate spoke on a 7th-to-9th grade vocabulary level, which indicates either their intelligence or what they perceived the audience intelligence to be.But then…the Daily Caller ran the same test on the CNBC moderators. The result: The liberal moderators were speaking on a 5.2 grade level! Check out Don Anderson’s “The Insolent Lemon” on Sherpa for his take on the debate.

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