The Rigged Debates: The Commission on Presidential Debates systematically screws over Republicans — but especially one named Donald Trump

The Rigged Debates: The Commission on Presidential Debates systematically screws over Republicans — but especially one named Donald Trump, by Matthew Vadum.

After three decades of political atrocities perpetrated against Republicans it is clear that the allegedly neutral Commission on Presidential Debates is irredeemably corrupt.

No one knows this better than GOP candidate Donald Trump who has been abused and undermined by the commission’s corrupt practices and unfair policies in both debates so far. It is no coincidence that the commission itself is filled with Hillary Clinton supporters and anti-Trump Republicans.

First there was moderator Lester Holt’s prosecutor-style approach to interacting with Trump at the first debate, asking ideologically loaded questions that conformed to the Left’s agenda, cutting him off repeatedly, and arguing with him, while treating Democrat Hillary Clinton with kid gloves. In the second debate moderators Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper tag-teamed Trump with some success. …

It’s like the Republicans are afraid of winning:

Quite understandably, conservative activists have been begging the Republican National Committee for years to abandon the commission or at least put its foot down and insist on balanced, impartial moderators. But after every election people forget, the pressure gets dialed down, and nothing happens.

Trump calls them out:

“… you know that so-called Commission on Presidential Debates? The head guy used to work for Bill Clinton,” Trump said. “Did you know that? I just found that out,” he said. “The head guy worked for Bill Clinton. Aye yai yai. What a rigged deal this is.”

Trump said he has zero respect for the commission, which only “sounds good.”

Another organization captured by the left in its long march.

And the commission’s board is no better. There isn’t a single person there who can credibly be called a conservative. Not one. Some board members have contributed to the Clinton campaign; not one has donated to the Trump campaign.

The Commission on Presidential Debates exists to stigmatize and knee-cap candidates like Donald Trump who are serious about overthrowing their betters.