Frank Rich: GOP Debate Demands ‘Seem To Have Been Drafted By Stalin,’ ‘Fascistic’

New York Magazine Writer-at-Large Frank Rich stated that the debate demands in a letter circulating among GOP candidates “seem to have been drafted by Stalin” and are “fascistic” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show.”

Rich said, “It’s hilarious, because first of all, if you look at their demands in this letter, which they’re not even all agreeing to, they seem to have been drafted by Stalin. It’s so tedious, it’s so fascistic really, no one will watch except the hardcore –.”

Rich added, “they seem like scared little children. But also they want to control things so much, there won’t be a single spontaneous moment, if there is — there aren’t even many now. They just want to get out their soundbites, do their stump speeches. Who will watch except the Republican base, that would watch anyway, no matter what?”

When asked if news organizations will reject these demands, he answered, “Of course they will. Just as they — if Stalin were in charge they’d say yes. Instead we’ve got a bunch of people who are fighting among themselves, and also don’t even have a coherent set of demands.”

(h/t Newsbusters)

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