Someone from Red State had this to say [hat tip to bellumregio from Washington Monthly for finding these items]:
"RedState is calling for CNN to fire Sam Feist, their political director; and David Bohrman, Senior Vice President and Executive Producer of the debate.
"During last night's debate, which CNN billed as 'a Republican debate, and the goal was to let Republican voters see their candidates,' CNN either knowingly or incompetently allowed hardcore left wing activists to plant questions and Anderson Cooper willingly gave one of those activists a soapbox so he could harass the Republican candidates about military policy.
"Simple googling would have revealed these left wing activists.
"Had CNN done its homework, this would not have happened. They either willfully let it happen, or incompetently bungled it. Either way, heads should roll.
Had the candidates been prepared for the tough questions, they might have handled the debate better.
"Likewise, we hope one or more of the GOP Presidential candidates will call for a do-over debate on substantive policy issues.
And they have the right to call for virtually anyone to be fired. They can call for CNN to fire Anderson Cooper, too.
But make no mistake about it. This is how it starts--the Republican Party WORKS THE REFEREES. There is no difference between them and Tim Duncan working the refs early in a game to get them to stop calling fouls on him.
The thing everyone needs to realize is that you don't get to work the referees anymore. This is wholly a Republican conceit.
Democrats have to step up and stop them from working the refs. My way to do this is to belittle them and mock them--and I will point this out again and again until I can't see straight--if a Republican candidate for President can't handle a question from a gay General, what the fuck is going to happen when they have to negotiate with Putin? Or deal with a terrorist attack? Or decide which china to use for their first State dinner?
Oh, the pearl clutching...the pearl clutching.
Red State, Pat Buchanan, Joe Scarborough, and all the rest--please. Quit your bitching. Why not just send right wingers out to do the same. Oh, wait--that already has a name. It's called "freeping" an event. Freerepublic.com was set up to do just that.
Left wing activists have another name--they're also called Americans. They also have voting rights. And they have First Amendment rights. I know that Republicans think they can exclude people from their events based on their political preferences, so long as no one from the Republican party is excluded from a political event. This is called mind-numbingly fucked up hypocrisy, by the way.
What a bunch of pussies. This is the modern Republican party at work. When they're made to look bad, they scream like little whiny ass titty babies and act like complete and total wusses.
Sorry, Republicans. You don't get to work the refs anymore.
And all of this outrage is designed to do what? To keep people from noticing how crazy these sons of bitches look when faced with questions from the voters instead of ass-kissing and over-the-top praise for their ability to foment war and strut around like roosters?
Or maybe--just maybe--it's designed to keep people from noticing that Bush's name was mentioned four (4) times during the two hour debate.