Oh, my, my, my.
The Democratic candidates for the 2008 Presidential race have summarily picked up their toys and gone home, rather than honoring their agreement to participate in a televised debate that was to be co-hosted by the (evil!) Fox News Channel, in Nevada.
Did they realize that they won't be tossed the softball questions from the swooning MSM that they have traditionally relied upon to make them look good? Or that the accepted premise that no matter what they say, they "mean well" (whereas non-leftists are just, well, "mean"), would be challenged? Or was it that the Dems and their seething, leftarded, loonbatted base decided it would be better for them to take the hit now, rather than to stand up to FNC and be scrutinized in a "fair and balanced" way?
NO, apparently the DNC's stunning "cut and run" was due to pressure and threats from the tin-foil hat nutjobs at MoveOn.org who claim they have "bought and paid for and own"* the DNC? (*see here and here and here). From the speed with which the DNC did an about-face, it's clear that MoveOn.org isn't just blowing smoke --- they do own the DNC, lock, stock and barrel.
If the DNC can't even stand up to MoveOn.org or the Fox News Channel, what possible chance do they have against jihadist butchers and their enablers, who must now be laughing their asses off at the prospect of a Democratic president in 2008?!
Let's keep a close eye on who the jihadists (and their apologists in CAIR, etc.) direct their money, support and endorsements to in the 2008 election circus.
UDPATE 1, MARCH 12:ONLY A FEW WEEKS AGO, DINGY HARRY REID WAS EXCITED FOR THE DEMS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS DEBATE
From The Politico:
In announcing the event,a statement posted by the state Democratic Party has Reid offering high praise of the debate partnership with Fox.
“This is more great news for Nevada,” he said in the statement. “I'm happy FOX News will be a partner for the August presidential debate. Western issues will be a major focus of this debate in particular. With FOX News as our partner, candidates will have an opportunity to not only speak to Nevada voters, but voters across the West who will be instrumental to electing a Democratic president in 2008.”
Ailes lauded the idea, too: “FOX News is proud to be a leader in coverage of the 2008 campaign season and a co-host of this important presidential debate. We look forward to working with the Nevada Democratic Party and the Western Majority Project."
But apparently MoveOn.org demanded that the DNC summarily withdraw from the debate(is this "cut and run" or "strategic redeployment"?), and like good little minions, Harry Reid and the rest of the MoveOn.org-"owned" Democrats snapped to attention and promptly surrendered the Nevada theater of battle to Fox News.
March 14 - Update at HotAirhere.
because the link to the press release listed above, in which Reid expresses his happiness at FNC hosting this debate is *poof* GONE!!! Just like it never existed.
The link now only produces a blank page. But if you do a search on the key words highlighted, you'll find plenty of citations to the mystery press release.News flash, Democrats: Just taking down a key link doesn't change the reality that the press release was genuine, and was accurately quoted.
UPDATE 2, MARCH 12 - THIS JUST IN!!!
"My name is Ayman al Zawahiri, #2 in command of al Qaeda,and I approve this message:
"We heartily endorse John Edwards for President of the United States!!!He is the living embodiment of the spineless, sissified American that we jihadists believe you to be, and with him at the helm of your infidel nation, we know that it'll only be a matter of time before he sees the need to negotiate your surrender to us. After all, Edwards can't even stand up to that infidel Fox News Channel. So please, you Democrats, see that Edwards is your nominee!!!
"Thank you, you infidel pigs, and may Allah (PBUH) strike you down if you don't follow my request!!! (Well, he's going to strike you down anyway, but via this method, you can buy yourselves a little more time)."
UPDATE 3, MARCH 12 - THIS JUST IN!!!SOCIALIST DENNIS KUCINICH SHOWS SPINE, DENOUNCES DNC SISSIES
Where did THIS come from!?!?(Hat tip: DrudgeReport)
Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), one of the most loonbatted, leftist members of Congress, came out today with a HUGE swipe against Edwards, the DNC and by extension, the seething leftards at MoveOn.org. Excerpt:
“If you want to be the President of the United States, you can’t be afraid to deal with people with whom you disagree politically,” Kucinich said. “No one is further removed from Fox’s political philosophy than I am, but fear should not dictate decisions that affect hundreds of millions of Americans and billions of others around the world who are starving for real leadership.”
Kucinich said “the public deserves honest, open, and fair public debate, and the media have a responsibility to demand that candidates come forward now, before the next war vote in Congress, to explain themselves.”
“I’m prepared to discuss the war, health care, trade, or any other issue anytime, anywhere, with any audience, answering any question from any media. And any candidate who won’t shouldn’t be President of the United States.”
WOW!!!And although there's almost no one I disagree with more on pretty much every issue than Kucinich, how refreshing it is to hear any Democrat (even those like him, who are cloaked socialists) come out with this kind of backbone, and Jeffersonian principles (limited as they are, to open public debate; we'll discuss his and others socialists' attempts to subvert our Constitution, economic liberty, property rights, etc., another time).
Kudos, Dennis, from JQWorld.
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