Conservative Leader: Selection of Gwen Ifill Shows That GOP is 'The Stupid Party'
by Jim Kouri, CPP
I'm not surprised that the GOP is allowing a partisan, left-wing pseudojournalist to be the moderator for a vice presidential debate, but some conservatives still get angry and sometimes shoot-from-the-hip in response to the media's liberal-left bias. Below is the reaction of one of the top conservative leaders in the United States today:
By agreeing to the selection of Gwen Ifill to moderate the vice presidential debate, despite her obvious conflict of interest regarding the presidential election, Republicans have shown why they are called "the stupid party," Richard A. Viguerie, the Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, said.
"How could the negotiators have signed off on a liberal moderator who has a book coming out on Inauguration Day heralding the 'Age of Obama'?" Viguerie asked.
Ifill's book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, is due to be published January 20, 2009, according to the book's page at Amazon.com. "Needless to say, the success of the book depends to a great extent on the outcome of the presidential election," Viguerie noted. "As Greta van Susteren, a lawyer, pointed out: 'In law, this would create a mistrial'."
"Imagine if one of the officials at Super Bowl earlier this year had had a book coming out on Super Bowl Sunday entitled Dynasty: The Age of the New England Patriots. Can you imagine the New York Giants agreeing to that? But then, the New York Giants are a lot smarter than Republicans."
Ifill's book was mentioned by name in a July 21 Associated Press article by Kinney Littlefield. The roster of debate moderators was revealed August 5.
"Democrats don't agree to debates on the Fox News Channel, where they might get tough questions," Viguerie pointed out. "They agree to debates only when they get the home field advantage -- only when the questioners are people who see liberalism as objective reality and who consider the opinions of conservative, mainstream Americans to be backward and ill-informed. And they get away with it because the Republicans don't have the fortitude to do something about it."
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.