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Sunday, August 9, 2015


August 9, 2015

By now, unless you do not follow politics at all, you have heard that the first Republican Debate on Thursday night was nothing more than a free for all aimed at Republican front-runner Donald Trump.  During the debate, pointed questions were used to target a few candidates, but none more than Donald Trump, a candidate that has been incredibly consistent in his views for nearly 30 years.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, whom we actually find to be generally "Fair and Unbiased" took particular cause with Donald Trump by firing off questions that she knew the answers to, but were designed to make Mr. Trump purposefully tainted in a negative way.  Rather than asking fair and unbiased questions on his perspective on current events and political stances, Fox News, who hosted the debate, went immediately for the jugulars right out of the gate towards Mr. Trump on whether he would remain loyal to the Republican Party if not chosen as the candidate of choice.  Anchor Megan Kelly, followed up on Mr. Trumps "Tweets" about Rosie O'Donnell to paint Mr. Trump as "anti-women."

Donald Trump refused to apologize for anything he's said on twitter, as well as any of the comments since the debate about anchor Megyn Kelly.  In a CNN interview, Mr. Trump said of Megyn Kelly, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

The Trump campaign plainly stated that Donald simply used the wrong word, and meant to say "whatever" in a manner of disgust of the situation that Megyn Kelly purposefully created.  It has been reported that Mr. Trump never meant to imply anything more than that.

However, RedState Gathering coordinator Erik Erikson "disinvited" Mr. Trump from the event held on Saturday which included most of the other main GOP contenders including Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush among other distinguished guests and speakers.

In an article written by Erik Erikson, the following was published this weekend about the disinviting of Mr. Trump, and obvious move to distance the front-runner in the GOP from the pack:

"I called Mr. Trump’s campaign manager and apologized and told him I felt bad for Mr. Trump because he has gotten so much sh*t from so many people and the party itself wasn’t treating the guy at the front of the pack as legitimate.

I think that is true. And I’ve been very sympathetic to Donald Trump because so many of the people who have led the party astray refuse to even treat him as a legitimate candidate.
But I also think that while Mr. Trump resonates with a lot of people with his bluntness, including me to a degree, there are just real lines of decency a person running for President should not cross."
We see no reason for Mr. Trump to apologize for what he's said, now, or in the past.  Mr. Trump is likely one of the few candidates that has remain consistent in his stance on multiple issue for nearly 30 years. It's unfortunate that a thing like "Political Correctness" is getting in the way of running a fair campaign for all candidates, regardless of what they have or haven't said.  If we are being honest, Governor Chris Christie has been extremely blunt to constituents in his home state of New Jersey, however, we wouldn't say that he should be disinvited for his demeanor or actions because Governor Christie has done a lot of good in the State of New Jersey.

Its' about time that the GOP starts supporting its candidates fairly, as admonishing one over the other starts to look like favoritism.  We've already seen that in action in the first debate.  Using a tool like "disinviting" a candidate to the RedState Gathering is yet another way to implement divisiveness into the party.

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