Earlier today, our source Deep GOPe participated in a teleconference conducted by the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA). While not formally aligned with the Republican National Committee, the RNLA can be said to be loosely linked to the GOP establishment.
Featured on the call was Randy Evans, an RNC Committeeman.
The topic of the GOP debates was a central theme of the teleconference. As the call unfolded, it became very clear that the RNC remains in bed with a hostile vintage media.
only 7 percent of journalists identify as Republicans.
After the CNBC debate debacle, the RNC made a big show of sanctioning NBC.
But, as Deep GOPe confirms, the RNC did not cancel the NBC debate; it merely suspended it. Further, the media can continue to attack the GOP through the entire process vetted and approved by the RNC.
What is ABC's incentive, for instance, to ask legitimate questions late in the process?
The crux of the controversy is that Evans went to great lengths to assert that the party makes no money from the debates.
Which makes its opposition to independently organized debates ludicrous.
If the RNC isn't making any money from the debates, why would it care about independently hosted and organized forums?
Why not stream debates on YouTube, Google Hangouts or Facebook?
Why not have Mark Levin moderate the debates, as RNC chieftan Sean Spicer actually suggested in 2013?
If elected, we're trusting the candidates with nuclear launch codes; they can't be trusted to negotiate debates on their own behalf?
My opinion is that the RNC is in the tank with legacy media.
It has no desire to strip NBC of its biased attack debate format. It has no desire to remove the partisan hacks at ABC from the debate process.
Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz should walk away from the RNC debates and organize their own set of online forums. Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh should take turns moderating.
The RNC despises conservatives as much as the media do. They should be treated as enemies of Trump, Carson and Cruz.
The four top grassroots candidates should run, not walk, from the attack debate format orchestrated by a hostile establishment.
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