Democrats Request That "Bowles-Simpson Debate Question" Be Barred
This is priceless.
[This is a little dated. But when I saw the letter recently, I thought that the information was worth sharing.]
Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) members Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have penned a letter to the Presidential Debate Commission objecting to a request by four Senators that Obama and Romney be asked which of the Bowles-Simpson Fiscal Commission's proposals (to address the debt) that they support.
The four Senators are: Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and Mark Pryor (D-AR).
They have requested that the Debate Commission devote “specific and extensive attention to the question of how the candidates would get our nation’s fiscal house in order during the first debate dedicated to domestic policy."
The Senators wrote, "Specifically, we request that you ask the presidential candidates which of the recommendations of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform they would adopt as part of their plan to reduce the deficit."
In response, in a letter to the debate commission, the Democratic Representatives countered that such a question would force "candidates to choose solutions from one menu of options."
The Representatives "cried foul," further stating in their letter that, "We urge the [Debate] Commission to fight any effort to unnecessarily narrow such an important debate by placing disproportionate attention on one set of proposals over another,” they wrote, adding that such a question would “cheapen the debate” and “thwart the candidates’ ability to explain alternative proposals.”
This tactic by Schakowsky, Nadler and Honda clearly demonstrates their duplicity and willingness to function as tools and enablers of the Obama Administration.
[Link to the full Politico article.]