There was a heated exchange between fellow Floridians Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, and another dogfight between Donald Trump and John Kasich, but easily the moment of the night, and perhaps the most powerful debate in presidential debate history since the Reagan-Carter or Reagan-Mondale debates, was Texas Senator Ted Cruz annihilating the leftstream media in general, and specifically the clearly biased CNBC debate moderators, who often acted like they were part of Hillary Clinton’s propaganda team.
When asked a question by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla about the budget deal, Cruz instead chose to put an end to the nonsense from the CNBC clown moderating the debate, and took the entire Democrat Media Complex to the woodshed in historic fashion.
“You know, let me say something at the outset. The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Cruz said to huge applause. “This is not a cage match. And you look at the questions: ‘Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain?,’ ‘Ben Carson, can you do math?,’ ‘John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?,’ ‘Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign?,’ ‘Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?’ Cruz said, giving examples of some of the more ridiculous questions from the biased CNBC moderators.
“How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?” Cruz then asked the CNBC moderators.
Ted Cruz then delivered a crushing blow to the leftist network, the network that gives voice to the likes of buffoon Chris Matthews.
When a clearly butthurt Quintanilla tried to cut Cruz off, attempting to dismiss Cruz’s remarks as avoiding his question, Cruz wasn’t backing down by any stretch, exposing and shaming the difference between how the leftist sham media asks Republicans questions versus how they handled the Democrat debate.
“Carl, I’m not finished yet,” Cruz shot back. “The contrast of the Democratic debate, where every fawning question from the media was, ‘Which of you is more handsome and wise?'”
Cruz continued to hammer the leftstream media for being no more than Democrat Party hacks, as CNBC leftist moderators Becky Quick, John Harwood and Quintanilla sat in astonishment at Cruz’s articulate tongue-lashing.
“And nobody watching at home believes that any more of the moderators have any intention of voting in a Republican primary. The questions that are being asked shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other,” Cruz added.
Finally, Cruz said in a parting shot, and a classy move of respect towards the other GOP candidates, said that, “The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense, than every participant in the Democrat debate,” Cruz argued.
“That [Democrat] debate was between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks,” Cruz said, taking a major shot at the Communist leanings of the Democrat Party.
Former Reagan Administration Attorney General Ed Meece agreed with Ted Cruz‘s, assessment of the media’s handling of the presidential debates, and said that whoever (Reince Priebus?) selected the “moderators” should be “fired.”
“After 15 minutes it was clear that this was not a debate, but a verbal shooting gallery set up by CNBC, with the targets the Republican candidates and the shooters their biased antagonists from the press,” said Meese.
“Ted Cruz accurately described what was going on,” he said. “Whoever selected the ‘moderators’ should be fired and the RNC leaders who allowed it should be condemned.”
Following the debate, Ted Cruz spoke with FOX News’s Sean Hannity, and said that perhaps there should be a GOP presidential debate moderated by real conservatives, like Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.