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dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:02 PM
On NBC with Brian Williams

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:04 PM
Romney looks like a robot

orange
01-23-2012, 08:07 PM
http://images.dailydawdle.com/largest-pumpkin-carved1.jpg

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:07 PM
getting very personal...

banyon
01-23-2012, 08:08 PM
I'm in for the duration.

Hey, for the first time, this is my primary, right?

LET'S SEE WHO CAN EARN MY VOTE!

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:09 PM
This isn't going good for Romney

SNR
01-23-2012, 08:10 PM
I'm in for the duration.

Hey, for the first time, this is my primary, right?

LET'S SEE WHO CAN EARN MY VOTE!LOL are you seriously going to vote in this thing?

Just vote Buddy Roemer and get it over with.

orange
01-23-2012, 08:14 PM
... an yet you are FORMER Senator Santorum.


ZING!!!

FD
01-23-2012, 08:15 PM
Oh good, another debate is on. What is this, the 20th?

orange
01-23-2012, 08:15 PM
Woooa, this is a different night. "An honest answer about your intentions."

HonestChieffan
01-23-2012, 08:18 PM
Hope Ron knows Rand got free

banyon
01-23-2012, 08:25 PM
LOL are you seriously going to vote in this thing?

Just vote Buddy Roemer and get it over with.

I may have to do a write in. :evil:

HonestChieffan
01-23-2012, 08:26 PM
The audience is dead. Can Brian Williams be less exciting?

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:31 PM
Mitt is not very good at attacks

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:33 PM
shut up Brian you fucker. Let them tear each other apart

HonestChieffan
01-23-2012, 08:36 PM
Any "Racist Code Words" used yet?

BucEyedPea
01-23-2012, 08:36 PM
dirk—not because you have no life but because maybe you care about your country and/or love politics.

BucEyedPea
01-23-2012, 08:37 PM
Any "Racist Code Words" used yet?

orange will let you know LMAO

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:37 PM
Any "Racist Code Words" used yet?

crickets?

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:39 PM
dirk—not because you have no life but because maybe you care about your country and/or love politics.

Ron and Rand Paul hate black people

HonestChieffan
01-23-2012, 08:40 PM
CRA? I thought that had nothing to do with the housing bubble.

orange
01-23-2012, 08:40 PM
crickets?

Speaking of crickets ... did Romney ever respond to Santorum's point about the bank bailouts? How much time did I black out for?

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:42 PM
Speaking of crickets ... did Romney ever respond to Santorum's point about the bank bailouts? How much time did I black out for?

Nope and neither did Newt

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:44 PM
that is such a weird question at a weird time

banyon
01-23-2012, 08:45 PM
this is really Mitt v. Newt : The Bloodening!

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:46 PM
war with Cuba..woohoo

orange
01-23-2012, 08:46 PM
Bay of Pigs II!

HonestChieffan
01-23-2012, 08:46 PM
Gone with the wind seemed shorter than this debate

orange
01-23-2012, 08:47 PM
"We talked to the Soviets... we talked to the Chinese..."

But that was that leftist Nixon. Right, BEP?

orange
01-23-2012, 08:50 PM
CUBA - the new Jihadist Threat!

:eek:


Republicans = ca. 33% of this country. And these four are the best they could come up with.

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 08:51 PM
Newt has no idea what he is talking about

banyon
01-23-2012, 08:54 PM
I'm in a bit of a lag, but Ron Paul made me laugh with the "I've got a little work to do on him on foreign policy." LMAO

orange
01-23-2012, 09:02 PM
Florida questions?! SNACK BREAK!

orange
01-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Florida questions?! SNACK BREAK!

http://www.factzoo.com/sites/all/img/birds/owls/elf-owl-eating-bug.jpg

Yumm!

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 09:07 PM
wow Newt is for the Dream Act..mostly

ILChief
01-23-2012, 09:08 PM
ha ha self deportation. that will work

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 09:09 PM
self deportation..what a joke

ILChief
01-23-2012, 09:10 PM
I'd like to congratulate Barack Obama on his re-election. These guys are a joke.

orange
01-23-2012, 09:10 PM
"Self-deportation is happening now." RICK SANTORUM READS ORANGE POSTS ON CHIEFSPLANET!

ILChief
01-23-2012, 09:12 PM
Romney is a robot, New is crooked, Paul is a loon, and Santorum looks like someone is pissing in his face.

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 09:23 PM
I liked it better when they were fighting..this is boring

patteeu
01-23-2012, 09:33 PM
All three of them sound pretty good to me tonight.

orange
01-23-2012, 09:35 PM
Gingrich wants to go to Mars, Santorum wants to go to Uranus.

BADABOOM!

banyon
01-23-2012, 09:35 PM
They all seem a little haggard and debate-weary don't they?

banyon
01-23-2012, 09:49 PM
I thought this was the worst debate in the last 5. Few memorable moments. They seemed tired. Williams asked boring questions. They need to take a break for two weeks.

dirk digler
01-23-2012, 09:51 PM
I thought this was the worst debate in the last 5. Few memorable moments. They seemed tired. Williams asked boring questions. They need to take a break for two weeks.

I blame Williams but at least no one can complain he was biased

orange
01-23-2012, 09:52 PM
SarahH_CBSNJ

Gingrich camp just emailed "Mitt Romney's Top Conservative Achievements"...it's blank.
8:50pm on 1/23/2012

Pioli Zombie
01-23-2012, 09:58 PM
You know what's frightening? This field is so flawed now that if Sarah Palin announced tomorrow she was a candidate she would win the nomination. Scary.

Aries Walker
01-23-2012, 10:07 PM
She could still run as an Independent.

BucEyedPea
01-23-2012, 10:10 PM
Ron and Rand Paul hate black people

but orange loves thieves

DBoweShow
01-23-2012, 10:16 PM
All three of them sound pretty good to me tonight.

What 3?

orange
01-23-2012, 10:22 PM
That's Santorum's new tack:

"I think the more focus as we now have gotten down to three serious candidates, the less attractive I think Newt is going to be, and the better alternative we are," he said. "So our feeling is that this is a three-person race, and the conservatives are polling better than Gov. Romney is, and the real conservative is yet to emerge, and that's me."

patteeu
01-23-2012, 10:27 PM
What 3?

The three full spectrum Republicans, Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum.

HonestChieffan
01-23-2012, 10:27 PM
Terry Shaivo, Make believe Castro is dead, Man to Mars.

Hard hitting stuff there.

orange
01-23-2012, 10:29 PM
Terry Shaivo, Make believe Castro is dead, Man to Mars.

Hard hitting stuff there.

... Let's not forget Brazilian oil.

orange
01-23-2012, 10:55 PM
FOX's revenge on vote-for-Ron-Paul autobots: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012/you-decide/should-someone-drop-out-gop-presidential-primary-race

Taco John
01-23-2012, 10:56 PM
Gingrich: "I am Proud of the Fact that I Have Publicly Advocated Medicare Part D."

Taco John
01-23-2012, 10:57 PM
The three full spectrum Republicans, Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum.

By full spectrum, you mean to include their liberalism too, right?

FD
01-23-2012, 10:57 PM
Gingrich: "I am Proud of the Fact that I Have Publicly Advocated Medicare Part D."

A bold and conservative stance in Florida.

orange
01-23-2012, 11:00 PM
Gingrich: "I am Proud of the Fact that I Have Publicly Advocated Medicare Part D."

A bold and conservative stance in Florida.

Do you think he paid Romney to throw him that fat pitch?

BucEyedPea
01-23-2012, 11:01 PM
A bold and liberal stance in Florida.

FYP

Just because it's Florida doesn't make it conservative. LOL!

KILLER_CLOWN
01-23-2012, 11:01 PM
The three full spectrum Republicans, Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum.

LMAO :LOL:

You're slipping there newconservative!

Taco John
01-23-2012, 11:02 PM
A bold and conservative stance in Florida.

I love his conservative federal program that takes jobs away from janitors and gives them to kids. This kind of conservative federal program is just the stuff that John Adams would have supported.

Taco John
01-23-2012, 11:03 PM
FYP

Just because it's Florida doesn't make it conservative. LOL!

some people are bad at sarcasm...

BucEyedPea
01-23-2012, 11:03 PM
Two Democrats, One Big Govt Conservative and one real Conservative libertarian. ( On his social issues he's libertarian, not just his FP. His FP is also traditionally conservative and libertarian. They overlap somewhat.)

patteeu
01-23-2012, 11:15 PM
By full spectrum, you mean to include their liberalism too, right?

That's a somewhat fair question, I guess. By full spectrum, I mean someone who falls within the Republican party's commonly-accepted range of policy positions on economic issues, social issues, and foreign affairs. Those three candidates fall into that range in all three categories, more or less.

ROYC75
01-23-2012, 11:37 PM
Is this on the the National NBC or cable NBC ?

ROYC75
01-23-2012, 11:38 PM
Fred Thompson just endorsed Newt. Weeeeee, this GOP is worst than a circus.

Chocolate Hog
01-24-2012, 12:06 AM
I mean the only 3 who appeal to old white men.

Yup.

Dave Lane
01-24-2012, 12:31 AM
FOX's revenge on vote-for-Ron-Paul autobots: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012/you-decide/should-someone-drop-out-gop-presidential-primary-race

He's winning and he got my vote

Taco John
01-24-2012, 01:04 AM
That's a somewhat fair question, I guess. By full spectrum, I mean someone who falls within the Republican party's commonly-accepted range of policy positions on economic issues, social issues, and foreign affairs. Those three candidates fall into that range in all three categories, more or less.

They each blast outside of that spectrum and give us things like "I like mandates" Romneycare, and Newt's "Kids as Janitors" federal program. This is the kind of "full spectrum" conservatism that has doubled Paul's support in the last four years. Unforunately for Paul, he's only a full spectrum constitutionalist, which kind of limits his ability to pander outside of the FULL SPECTRUM that the other candidates enjoy.

HonestChieffan
01-24-2012, 06:51 AM
Here is a review of last nights snoozer that hits it out of the park...


A Disgusted Review of the NBC GOP Debate
It was a debate for the ages - or at least that's how long it seemed to last. An audience drugged with Thorazine and NyQuil combined with a Floridacentric thrust and inane questions led to two painfully long hours. I cannot say with certainty that those in attendance were opening their veins in the lobby as they brutally bashed their own heads with mallets to escape the pervasive boredom, but it is almost an inescapable image in which I found refuge while suffering through NBC's vacuous version of a political debate.

NBC tugged Fidel Castro into the GOP debate
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I "do" politics like some other junkies do heroin and even I had reached my limit well within the first hour as I began to wonder if I would OD on the ceaseless droning of Brian Williams's voice. The drip, drip, drip of uninspired syllables forming uninspired questions began to feel like undergoing Chinese Water Torture on amphetamines. My skin was beginning to crawl as I was rescued by the first commercial break.


Attention, you addlepated, lizard-hearted, makers of television: The all-sizzle and no-steak formula may work for advertising but it does not work for theater or for informing the populace of anything greater than 30-seconds from Vince the Pitchman on why the world will collapse if we don't all own a Shticky within a fortnight - or maybe it's 3 Shtickies, who the Hell knows. At least Vince knows his audience and has some passion for his product, two things clearly absent from last night's floor show.


Substance was the victim last night. While there were questions about sugar cane, Cuba, Terri Schiavo's death in 2005, English as the official language of the United States and Florida tourism thrust upon us, most us were wondering about the 170 billion barrels of oil (700,000 barrels per day if the Keystone XL Pipeline is ever completed) that president Obama had declined and how quickly Canada would sell those many years' worth of petroleum reserves to our economic rivals, the Chinese.


While NBC wanted to know hypothetical, and frankly delusional, questions about the death of Fidel Castro possibly causing hundreds of thousands of Cubans to flood into the United States, I sat open-mouthed wondering quite a few things. Once I got past the diminished mental capacity of the question's author - Why would people flee Cuba at the death of their tyrant? Would they not be more likely to celebrate and reclaim their country? - I wondered why NBC did not ask a more logical, and thought-provoking hypothetical: As President, what would you do if Iran furnished missiles to Cuba? Shades of Democrat demigod Jack Kennedy! That would have awakened the comatose crowd in the slumbering Sunshine State. Yet, it was not to be.


I am grateful we avoided questions about the University of Miami football season, orange growing and potential Great White Shark attacks. I was actually happy to see a space-related question even if it was brought about because Cape Canaveral is in Florida. Yet, I would have swapped it for a single, good question about jobs and unemployment.


Don't get me wrong; I'm happy that the people of Florida got some questions with a local slant, but Florida's unemployment rate was still at 10.0% at the end of 2011. Don't you think that at least ten percent of Floridians might have appreciated some questions about solving the unemployment problem?


I'm sure if debates are held in Georgia, there will be the all-consuming question about Brunswick Stew: English peas or no English peas, Governor Romney? Or perhaps it will be: Mr. Gingrich, a decade ago there was a controversy over the Georgia state flag. As a Georgian, what was your take on that racially divisive topic?


The pitiful truth is that NBC and the remainder of the MSM are either willfully ignorant of what Republicans seek in a President or they refuse to break from their left-leaning ideologies and prejudices long enough to ask pertinent questions. Meanwhile conservatives want appropriate questions that will lead us to select the next American President.


If the MSM can't do any better than this, then there are alternatives. How many Slap Chops and Shtickies would we have to buy to get Vince Shlomi to host the debate? Apparently he's reformed and is not punching tongue-biting hookers in the face these days. If he's available, I'd prefer him to last night's vain vigil of peninsula pandering and progressive pablum.

http://thekencarroll.blogspot.com/2012/01/disgusted-review-of-nbc-gop-debate.html

Brainiac
01-24-2012, 07:50 AM
Here is a review of last nights snoozer that hits it out of the park...


That's pretty much what I was thinking. WAY too many softball questions and a waste of two hours of my time.

HonestChieffan
01-24-2012, 08:24 AM
That's pretty much what I was thinking. WAY too many softball questions and a waste of two hours of my time.


by design, keep the focus off the incumbent

patteeu
01-24-2012, 09:07 AM
They each blast outside of that spectrum and give us things like "I like mandates" Romneycare, and Newt's "Kids as Janitors" federal program. This is the kind of "full spectrum" conservatism that has doubled Paul's support in the last four years. Unforunately for Paul, he's only a full spectrum constitutionalist, which kind of limits his ability to pander outside of the FULL SPECTRUM that the other candidates enjoy.

I don't know what that first part means, but I do know that our country doesn't need a foreign policy RINO as CiC.

BucEyedPea
01-24-2012, 09:44 AM
That's pretty much what I was thinking. WAY too many softball questions and a waste of two hours of my time.

I think by this point in time, people are sick of the debates. I will say, however, I thought the questions in this debate had more meaning to Floridians. The NASA point, bi-lingual issue, Schiavo case and the joint Federal/State water project of the Everglades. Those are probably snoozer issues for non-Floridians. This state has been hit particularly hard and a high unemployment rate.

BucEyedPea
01-24-2012, 10:21 AM
...last night? I thought that's what I heard but it was said too fast to get all of it.

He was a Rockefeller Republican which is a Progressive Left Liberal Republican—the opposite of a Goldwater Republican.

Also last night, on answering if he was sufficiently conservative, he backed off on his earlier words to conservative politicians behind closed doors, that he "was not a conservative." This man is a fast talking liar. There are people in Washington who know this about him. He's still in this thing because of Sidney Abelson's millions only. He's getting that because Newt is against a two-state solution in the MidEast and for allowing Jerusalem to be taken by Israel while taking out Iran for regime change.

I really have to wonder how sincere his new-found Catholic faith is. Does he get off his transgressions on bearing false witness in his confessionals? Doesn't sound like it.


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SNR
01-24-2012, 11:21 AM
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/394924_10150528393542860_227273632859_8521071_845782162_n.jpg

BucEyedPea
01-24-2012, 12:06 PM
I'd like to see a debate with Judge Nap and John Stossel as the moderators.

patteeu
01-24-2012, 12:29 PM
I think by this point in time, people are sick of the debates. I will say, however, I thought the questions in this debate had more meaning to Floridians. The NASA point, bi-lingual issue, Schiavo case and the joint Federal/State water project of the Everglades. Those are probably snoozer issues for non-Floridians. This state has been hit particularly hard and a high unemployment rate.

Why would the space program, bi-lingual issues, and the role of government in deathbed decisions be Florida-only issues?