The Commission on Presidential Debates deserves to be disrespected


by Ben Domenech

The Donald Trump campaign is not an organized effort with which I typically agree or endorse, but their latest statement, put out in response to a position taken by the Commission on Presidential Debates, isn’t just on point — it’s essential to understanding the reason Americans distrust our government and process.

Let’s rewind for a second. In 2020, the Commission on Presidential Debates (average age: recently deceased) engaged in one of the most public displays of misinformation, obfuscation and lying that we have ever seen in the context of an election. When then C-SPAN host Steve Scully was caught tweeting blatantly inappropriate question gathering to Anthony Scaramucci days before a debate he was supposed to moderate, the CPD went into full protection mode. They claimed Scully’s account had been hacked. They defended him as an honorable host. And they also defended the absurd decision to make the presidential debate virtual out of Covid concerns as opposed to rescheduling it.

All these steps were lies or based on lies — and they were advocated for by octogenarian CPD director Frank Fahrenkopf. He went to the hilt defending Scully, proclaimed that the virtual debate was essential for health concerns and repeatedly advocated for the idea that he and only his directorship of fellow decrepit ex-politicians be allowed to determine the format, hosting, broadcasting and so on of presidential debates.

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It’s really not something to worry about; Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden is NEVER going to be allowed to debate.

Let’s face it presidential debates have been rigged for years. We see Brandon doped up each time he gives a public speech. There will be no debate.