Thursday, September 8, 2011

MSNBC's Farce GOP Debate

Let me start by giving the definition of the word FARCE:

farce |färs|
a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.
• the genre of such works.
• an absurd event : the debate turned into a drunken farce.

Now I could be wrong, but in my opinion, a debate is an event where candidates have the chance to formally discuss their platform for the voting public. Each candidate who has applied for the Job of President should be allowed to answer each question asked so that voters can decide which candidate has the best interest of the country as a whole.

So I say again, MSNBC's debate was a Farce, a joke, an absurd event that focused on only two candidates, the two most liberal candidates the GOP has to offer.

My husband keep track of how many questions were asked of each candidate and how many times they received follow up questions and how many times each candidate was allowed a rebuttal.

The tally was that Perry and Romney together either were asked or allowed to rebut 39 times.

The other six candidates standing on stage together were allowed to speak up 43 times.

Here's the break down.

Cain - 5 questions and broke in once for a total of 6

Huntsman - 7 questions, one rebuttal - total 8

Gingrich - 6 questions - total 6

Santorum - 5 questions 1 rebuttal - total 6

Bachmann - 7 questions, 2 follow up questions, 1 rebuttal - total 10

Paul - 5 direct questions, 1 follow up question, 4 rebuttals - total 9

Romney - 9 questions, 3 follow up questions, 3 rebuttals - total 15

Now the son of the Liberal MSNBC

Rick Perry - 10 questions, 6 follow up questions, 6 rebuttals - total 24

MSNBC's post-debate poll...with a deceptive bar graph...

The only thing that impressed me last night was MSNBC did run this ad before and after the debate.

1 comment:

Rob said...

Thank you Rose. I was looking everywhere for a breakdown of how many questions were asked of whom. I subscribed to your blog.