"Given that every time capital gains taxes are reduced, revenues go up, will you swear, right now, not to raise capital gains taxes?"
That is simply a lie compounding a "gotcha" question. This is so ridiculous that the audience started booing the moderators by the end of the debate, with Stephanopolis saying to Gibson, "It seems they don't like us very much!"
My thought at the time was, "Well, Duh! Assholes." I've tried to think of a better way to phrase it but that seems to work best. Sorry if I offend.
It is time to stop allowing corporate media to destroy the electoral process. The bias drips off them like liquid stink and America is getting trashed in the process. What I would propose is that we go to a real debate format, with the candidates asking each other questions and maybe discussing things. I could see the moderators in a fact checker role and not much else. As it is, the moderators are worse than useless.
Kos points out that Charlie Gibson and George Snuffleuppagus failed to ask a single question regarding some fairly important subjects in last night's Democratic debate on ABC:
The financial crisis, The collapse of housing values in the US and around the
world, Afghanistan, Health care, Torture ,The declining value of the US Dollar,
Education, Trade, Pakistan, Energy, Immigration, The decline of American
manufacturing, The Supreme Court, The burgeoning world food crisis,
Global warming ,China ,The attacks on organized labor and the working class,
Terrorism and al Qaeda, Civil liberties and constraints on government
Oh, Well...Nothing important there.
What George and Charlie wanted to know about was "bitterness" and all it's glorious colors, which no one in PA seems to care about. (Even Clinton's attack ad had to bring in folks from New Jersey to say they were offended)
The bottom line on this is that Obama made no mistakes and Clinton, who told everybody, "Yes, yes, yes, Obama can win in November," will effectively drop out of the race after the Pennsylvania primary.