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When Bob Dole doesn’t like something, Bob Dole lets the world know …
The former senator and presidential candidate, made famous in 1990s for always referencing himself by name instead of the pronoun “I,” posted a stunning tweet Friday taking aim at the Commission on Presidential Debates.
The tweet was posted after the Commission on Presidential Debates first demanded that the now-canceled Oct. 15th presidential debate be virtual and then canceled the debate altogether after President Donald Trump refused to abide by this stipulation.
“The Commission on Presidential Debates is supposedly bipartisan w/ an equal number of Rs and Ds. I know all of the Republicans and most are friends of mine. I am concerned that none of them support @realDonaldTrump,” Dole wrote.
He added, “A biased Debate Commission is unfair.”
The Commission on Presidential Debates is supposedly bipartisan w/ an equal number of Rs and Ds. I know all of the Republicans and most are friends of mine. I am concerned that none of them support @realDonaldTrump. A biased Debate Commission is unfair.
— Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) October 9, 2020
The tweet shocked many because of its source. While it’s true Dole endorsed Trump in 2016 and 2020, he’s not known for being very outspoken about his support. For the most part, the former presidential candidate had faded into the background. But not anymore.
Even the president himself took note of the tweet:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
So did former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:
A word from a true American statesman. @SenatorDole is one of greatest men I’ve known. It’s not just @realDonaldTrump who knows the Debate Commission is biased. Thank you Sen Dole! https://t.co/Ir4Y9ndmZy
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 9, 2020
But naturally, Dole’s tweet also garnered attention from Trump-loathing liberal Democrats who couldn’t for the life of them fathom what he was talking about and had nothing but false accusations and hate to share with him.
Included among them was a Democrat congressional candidate, of course.
I’m seriously ashamed of this post. You’re truly an embarrassment to the country.
— Regina Marston for Congress – CA 42 in 2022 (@Marston4ca42) October 10, 2020
Could it be that not all Republicans are neo-fascistic cultists to lunacy & white racist mediocrity? That would be cool.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 9, 2020
You fought fascism on a distant shore and were wounded forever by Nazis. And now your last stance on this earth is helping import the visions you fought against?
Your young self would be mortified of you now, @SenatorDole.
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) October 9, 2020
Hey, Bob, just a suggestion, but maybe instead of whining you should listen to your friends who have wisely decided not to back the white supremacist guy.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 9, 2020
What exactly is all this “bias” the Republicans are whining about? How does it present itself? In plans to abide by common sense to prevent the spread of disease? Sir, don’t wreck your reputation so late in the game by joining the self-pitying whining.
— Kurt “Mask Up, Vote Early” Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) October 9, 2020
To answer “tentacle porn” viewer Kurt Eichenwald’s question, the evidence demonstrating the commission’s clear-cut bias is — much like the evidence showing that Black Lives Matter and Antifa are extremist movements — quite abundant.
For one, every debate moderator chosen by the commission is a demonstrated left-winger:
The first debate moderator – Registered Democrat Chris Wallace.
VP Debate – Nancy Pelosi biographer – Susan Page.
2nd Debate Moderator – Former Biden intern – Steve Scully.
3rd Debate moderator – MSNBC reporter – Kristen Welker.
They are not even pretending to have fairness.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 8, 2020
Second, following the first debate, the commission immediately moved to grant moderators the power to cut off the participants’ microphones, a move that most suspect would only benefit Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Third, the now-canceled second debate’s moderator had been Steve Scully, a former Biden intern who was photographed in 2016 attending a Biden “Beach bash.”
Fourth, this week Scully was caught red-headed on Twitter consorting with notoriously anti-Trump personality Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director for the Trump administration who’s since joined the #Resistance.
In a tweet that was widely seen as an intended direct message, he asked Scaramucci whether he “should respond to trump.”
After the tweet went viral, Scully deleted his Twitter account and his employer, C-SPAN, issued a statement claiming without evidence that his account had been hacked.
Did the Debate Commission choose an anti-Trump moderator or was Steve Scully really hacked?
If this really was a hack, @Twitter should finally come clean on their lax security.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) October 9, 2020
But according to Fox News, Scully “has a history of blaming hackers for his social media posts.”
In May of 2012, for instance, he issued what sounded like a sarcastic tweet apologizing for tweets regarding weight loss that had apparently offended people.
“I apologize for Saturday’s tweets regarding weight loss, etc. I still have my day job at C-SPAN…darn those hackers. Have a great Sunday,” he wrote.
“In another tweet from March 2013, Scully apologizes for posts that were sent by his Twitter account, though it is unclear what the content was in those tweets written by alleged hackers,” according to Fox.
“I apologize for some earlier TWEETS…account was hacked…those tweets did not come from me. Thanks all for alerting me. SS,” Scully wrote at the time.
FYI, MSNBC is the most left-wing mainstream “news” network in America.
If these aren’t examples of the commission’s bias, it’s unclear what is …
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