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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fox News Debate: December 15th, 2011 from Sioux City Iowa

This is the final republican debate before the primary election. Thoughts?

Pre-debate:

Are you going to watch the debate?

- Who is in the best position going in?
- Who will have the worst night?
- Will anyone drop out after this debate?
- Who will win?
- Other thoughts...

Post-debate:

Did you watch the debate?

- Who won the Fox News debate?
- Who is going to drop out?
- Who will climb in the polls? Who will fall?
- Who will win the Iowa GOP primary?
- Who do you think will win the GOP nomination?
- Who can win versus Obama?
- Other thoughts...

Fun stuff:

- Biggest gaffe?
- Nastiest attack?
- Biggest lie?
- Etc. Etc. Etc.

All thoughts are welcomed.

Thank you!

70 comments:

  1. Newt will gain a foothold with his positive campaign style. He will show it during the debate and make he separates himself from the attack dog GOP field. He will win.

    No one will drop out. After the primary, Santorum and Bachmann will.

    Biggest Gaffe? Anything Ron Paul chooses to ramble about.

    Will check back after the debate.

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  2. Paul wins. (and no, dan johnston, he doesn't ramble)... If you aren't intelligent enough to understand what he says, maybe you just shouldn't vote.

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  3. Romney is the most moderate and thats what this country needs. No more right wing nuts.

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  4. Don't Settle Folks!

    NEWT GINGRICH = RINO ...

    Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWKTOCP45zY

    Due your due diligence research folks, his record no where near resembles his rhetoric or media spin...

    Gun & Ammo Bans?
    Amnesty & Entitlements for Illegal Aliens?
    . The 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and others, which paved the way for RomneyCare/ObamaCare... 99th Congress
    Tax Hikes?
    Doubling & Tripling the "National Debt" under different Presidents; (Ronald Reagan & Bill Clinton) while claiming a so-called balanced annual budget Under Reagan and a surplus under Clinton?
    AND he is still bragging about that b.s. ...

    This is just a taste of the ACTUAL RECORD of Newt Gingrich...

    Notwithstanding, we heard from his own lips during the latest CNN debate & again on the Huckbee debate and others; his continued support to allow 10's of millions of illegal aliens (And the UNIONS that hire them under the table) to steal jobs, healthcare, social security, welfare, food stamps, medicare, medicaid, education, housing and hopes and dreams of a better future from law-abiding u.s. citizens languishing in unemployment, underemployment and homelessness...

    Additionally, his willingness to sacrifice fundamental liberty protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; and continue being the worlds police, big brother and welfare...

    With Herman Cain's recent hari kari... IMHO we now currently have 2 choices that are not the Status Quo Establishment Republican Rinos that have joined the Status Quo Establishment Democrats in trampling the Constitutional Republic we were founded as...

    In order of my personal preference:
    1. Ron Paul.
    2. Michele Bachmann.

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

    “The status quo is what got us into this mess”, “People are sick of the status quo. It’s just going to dig us deeper into debt, get us involved in more foreign wars. Who wants that? - Ron Paul

    Take back the Republic!
    No Rinos, No Liberals, NoBama 2012 !

    Live Free or Die is the motto of New Hampshire...
    Vote Freedom First, Vote Ron Paul 2012.
    http://www.RonPaul2012.com/

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  5. - Who is in the best position going in? Newt
    - Who will have the worst night? Newt (he will be under constant attack, I don't think anyone can do well)
    - Will anyone drop out after this debate? No one, not yet
    - Who will win? Newt. Positive voice, positive campaign,
    - Other thoughts... keep it up, will check back THX

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  6. Top Mitt Romney Flip-Flops:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/04/AR2008020402805.html

    Mitt Romney Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAUS2JJib88

    Mitt Romney Flip-Flops:
    http://mittromneyflipflops.com/

    Mitt Romney and Gun Control
    http://gunowners.org/op09292011tm.htm

    Mitt Romney: Flip-flopper or not?
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/mitt-romney-flip-flopper-or-not/2011/11/30/gIQAH6ubEO_blog.html

    Taxachusetts Mitt Romney's record of higher fees and taxes as governor...
    http://romneyfacts.com/issue_tax.php
    http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/gop_candidates_debate_round_2.html

    Meet The Romney Gekko
    http://www.romneygekko.com/mitt/

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  7. I don't know but I know Newt is like Reagan in that he is clever at deflecting unfair allegations and brushes off such nonsense. He is positive and has the ability to win favor with different cultures. I think the other candidates are ruining their own campaigns just for being "Too" right wing. The fact remains the same, not all of America is righ wing so naturally Newt knows this and has to appeal to many different sides. I have no worries that he will humiliate he other candidates like he will to Obama. :)

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  8. Wow... thanks for the response so far.

    First, Dan Johnston, bold prediction on Santorum and Bachmann. Is one low showing in a primary all it takes?

    To the anonymous poster that left all the links... I'm not being facetious, but what is a Rino.., and what is a Gekko?

    To MarcusMars - I do tend to agree that Newt can be balanced (look at immigration) and hopefully, if he does win the nomination, that centrist appeal grabs some of the independent vote. I do also agree, he would absolutely destroy Obama in a debate. Love or hate Newt, I'm very impressed with is knowledge of history and how he backs (of course I would love that, if you read this blog you read how we are always clamoring for proof) pretty much everything he says with historic example.

    Thank you again. If you like our blog, please put it on Facebook, Twitter, or tell a friend. Word of mouth is a great way to beat the mainstream media. We need to make sure the media doesn't control the nomination.

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  9. Ron Paul is a crusty old man. His views are pure lunacy. Rick Perry is the only candidate that would turn this country back to its christian roots. That's what we need!

    I predict Perry climbs up and does very well in this debate. The spotlight has been off him because it has been stuck on Romney, Gingrich (and somewhat) on Paul. Perry takes it and wins Iowa. God, I really hope so.

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  10. - Who is in the best position going in? Newt
    - Who will have the worst night? Perry, as always...
    - Will anyone drop out after this debate? Hopefully Santorum and Baccman, but especially Perry.
    - Who will win? Newt. As always.
    - Other thoughts... Ron Paul, does HE really think he can win the Presidency?

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  11. Paul does not ramble...he is the only one that is able to say what he needs to say even if only given 89 seconds and his point is still clear...Rick Perry has been nibbling off the Paul cookie too with the whole cutting depts shrinking govt and he pwnd mitt in the last debate pretty good...but this country is never going to go back to christian roots and ppl need to separate religion from their politics least one group have sway over the others...mitt will stutter his way through some talking point answers but no real stances...newt will be newt...ppl will love him even though he wants to extend war/rewrite our constitution and i personally cant trust a man who leaves his wife for a mistress on her cancer recovery bed...In short, Ron Paul will again get the most cheers, dictate the direction of the debate and make clear articulate arguements, winning in everyones eyes except the MSM and newt fans who are for the status quo and bigger govt

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  12. STOPITRONPAULTROLLS, Chris, and Anonymous. Thank you for the comment contribution. It's great to see civil debate.

    STOPITRONPAULTROLLS - I would say I respectfully disagree and hope that Perry does not take our country down any religious path. As I have stated before, I do not follow or endorse any one candidate, but I do agree with Ron Paul’s and others’ views that believe in a separation of church and state. Just my belief and personal opinion.
    Chris – Thank you for the opinions. I tend to agree. I have a view that is similar to your views as well as Dan Johnston’s at the beginning of the thread. I do like some of Paul’s views, and I don’t think he will back out, but I’m worried he couldn’t beat Obama (it’s nothing against him personally, but I actually don’t think, unfortunately, that as many Americans are Constitutionalists like he is)… I do like hearing Newt debate though. If he gets the nomination, this is good practice. I hope you give a post-debate write-up.
    Anoynmous – I actually do agree with you that Paul doesn’t get a fair shake in the media or the debates. Because of the shortness of time, I can see why some (I don’t necessarily agree with them) think he rambles. It’s hard to get out some points (albeit most are good and constitutionally relevant) when you don’t get much time. It’s also sad that someone who is near the top of the polls has never been in the center. That being said, yes, his fans are very passionate. I respectfully disagree that Newt’s infidelity should be brought forth. I think freedom lovers like Paul’s supporters should respect Newt’s privacy. He didn’t violate his oath while in office, and what he does in his bedroom, no matter how bad it might seem, is his business. Just my opinion though. I hope to hear back from you.

    Thanks to all, and I really hope we get more comments. Tell a friend, and I hope to see what everyone has to say post debate. Take care!

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  13. Everyone will pile on Newt,
    Newt will pile on Mitt,
    Perry will sh*t on self,
    Bachman will pile on Obama,
    Paul will sing to his choir, and
    Huntsman will emerge presidential and unscathed.

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  14. Anonymous - Thank you for your comment.

    So, I gotta admit, this is pretty funny, and, in all honesty, I think pretty close to the truth.

    Everyone will pile on Newt... yup!
    Newt will pile on Mitt... sure, but he will be "positive."
    Perry will sh*t on self... yup!
    Bachmann will pile on Obama... You know, it seems like during every single debate this is all she does. It seems I turn to my wife every debate and say, "you know, she really doesn't have a strategy or policy for anything... her #1 policy is bash Obama." So yup! I think you're dead on.
    Paul will sing to his choir... yup! Though I will admit, he does have the most vocal choir, and they tend to sing back.
    Huntsman will emerge presidential and unscathed... You know, just like with Bachmann, this is one where I turn to my wife every debate and say, "you know, Huntsman is 1, very intelligent and 2, a great speaker... I wish he would get some better footing." So... kinda yup. He might emerge both presidential and unscathed, but either way, I don't think he will get the nomination.

    Also, what about Santorum? :-P

    Thank you again! Great post, and I hope all the visitors got as much out of it as I did. I really hope to hear back from you for a post-debate analysis. And, if you like our blog, please tell at least one person. Word of mouth is the best way to spread the word and get around the mainstream media.

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  15. Anyone who takes Rick Perry seriously needs a bib when they eat.

    Him and Herman Cain made a mockery of the GOP and any self respecting Republican should denounce these clowns and separate them from the public image as much as possible.

    We already had a buffoon for 8 years and his nonsense gave us a lot of un easy voters switching to "Hope and Change"

    And who can blame them? We don't need idiots representing us and it's an embarrassing thing to watch.

    A lot of people don't like Ron Paul because of his high pitch voice, ore the fact that he refuses to kiss the ass of Israel or the fact that he wants to stop the war machine that is lobbied and funded by the corporations profiting on our dead soldiers policing the world.

    I support our troops, but not the corrupt ass holes that purposely put them in harms way to make a buck.

    But as much as I like Ron Paul,it comes down to the strongest man to beat Obama and that man is Newt Gingrich.

    It's sad too because both of these men are very intelligent and have valuable arguments however the best spoken man wins.

    I would be happy with either.

    Mitt is a total joke. He will be attacking all night.

    And Michele Bachmann with her "Newt Romney" crap won't attract any more support.

    Cooler Heads prevail. And Unless Newt has a stroke on stage, he WILL be the next president.

    -Snake Plissken

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  16. Snake - Thanks for posting! Good to have your opinion about the debate.

    I will get right to the meat of it. I do like Newt. Me (and the other contributors of this blog, there are 3 of us) haven't picked a candidate yet. If Newt was picked, I would be happy. Then again, if any of the candidates were picked, I'd be happy. Obama has taken this country to a dangerous place and it my opinion, we need a conservative to get us back to a safer place. As far as Ron Paul, I like him, but not entirely. Unfortunately, I don't think he can beat Obama. I'm worried no one can... and it's not because they are good candidates, it's because the media will make it this way.

    I hope you're able to contribute with a post-debate analysis. Thank you!

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  17. √ the Box for Herman Cain on January 3rd Iowa Caucus... MSM won't take MY VOTE!!! Brokered Convention for Presidential Primary - Herman Cain can accept votes and re-enter or give his votes to delegate of HIS CHOICE... Send a message to the MSM - √ the BOX for Herman Cain on January 3rd.

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  18. Cain Train is alive and well on the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD!!!! √ the Box for Herman Cain at the Iowa Caucus on January 3rd! Make your voice heard!

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  19. Thank you for your post. It is really refreshing to hear that regardless of candidate, there are people standing up to the mainstream media!

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  20. The Quote of the Year for 2011: "Stupid people are running the country!" - - Herman Cain

    Fix the Problem: √ the Box for Herman Cain on January 3rd

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  21. Tally reference to Herman Cain talking points = they all wanna little piece of his GLORY!!! √ the Box for Herman Cain on January 3rd, Iowa Caucus

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  22. As usual, Paul is rambling and spouting off sentence fragments again. Huntsman is winning.

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  23. I gotta admit, the moderators are being very harsh, but very harsh to everyone, equally.

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  24. Bull! You know they are taking aim at Newt disproportionately.

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  25. Hey, anonymous that said Perry would "sh*t" on himself... maybe you are wrong... Look at Perry go! Man is on fire!

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  26. ½ Way through... Thanks to all who have commented so far. It's a tough call, so I won't get into a winner and loser yet...

    Instead, I'm going to take a quick, hopefully funny approach.

    I first must say we are not for nor against any one candidate but...

    Is it just me or does the way Jon Huntsman talks (not the tone but the style) remind anyone of Casey Kasem? :-P

    Enjoy!

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  27. Yeahhhhhh! Go Michele! Ron Paul's foreign policy is DANGEROUS. Take that RON PAUL Trolls!

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  28. Ron Paul is a commie he wants to regulate everything i hate commies, america love it or leave it

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  29. Michele just PWND Paul with the "greatest underreaction quote!" Paul is weak.

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  30. HAHAHA is Paul so weak that he gets owned by Bachmann?!?!

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  31. Yah, to all those fools that said Ron Paul doesn't ramble... Ha

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  32. Huntsman - UN? Ha, i'm not going to answer a question,... let me tell you about my experience in China...
    its getting old

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  33. this debate is FULL of FEAR MONGERING and people believe it! WAKE UP YOU ZOMBIES. JFK used diplomacy to stop the soviets and their nuclear arms. He didnt invade and start an endless war. Bachman is spewing lies and is FEAR MONGERING. Wake up people. War is not the answer, Israel has HUNDREDS of nukes, they can handle themselves! It is not our job to police the war, we are BROKE and cant afford any more endless unjust unconstitutional wars!

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  34. We are doomed if people think attacking nations who have not attacked us is the answer. We are broke and cant afford it. We are not the world police and we should mind our own business. Look at Iraq, we were lied to about WMD's and the only reason we went to war was for oil. And our gas prices are still high!

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  35. Ron Paul receives more money from active duty Military members than ALL other candidates combined. Why? Because they understand war the best. Not these old clueless republicans who are out of touch with the world and reality. Our soldiers give their hard earned money to Ron Paul more than all the other candidates combined.

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  36. I can recognize a crazy Ron Paul loonie when I see one. What do you not understand about NUCLEAR war? Israel can defend themselves? Are you nuts? Nuclear weapons do not stay local... they spread radiation worldwide. We must stop Iran. You're crazy.

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  37. Ron Paul took bribes? I thought that wasn't in his record...

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  38. Abortion has nothing to do with the economy or jobs.... get off this junk, leave it to the states.

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  39. Perry is back! Going to save the country. Suck it!

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  40. RonPaulSux
    - Youre the crazy one. Did JFK invade Russia when they had nuclear weapons? NO. That would of been the worst move possible. We solved it with diplomacy. Not blood. You obviously hate life and hate the constitution. The founding fathers would be ashamed of you and your thinking. Go back and read their teachings, they warned us against war and nation building. And how do you expect to pay for this war anyways? Do you now know that we are 15 TRILLION in debt, we cant afford it! You are the reason country is so in debt and in such a horrible state. WAKE UP MORON.

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  41. Perry???? LOL. I live in Texas, we all think he's a moron. And he shows it every week. He also wanted to force parents to make their daughters take an STD vaccine that has led to debilitating problems. WHAT A JOKE.

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  42. Bachmann: nothing but a chihuahua. Can't run with the big dogs, but can surely bite their ankles to make them run with a limp. Get out NOW.

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  43. Bachman is a fear monger. Spewing lies and making false statements.

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  44. Get off your vaccine crap. I'm an M.D. It was a smart move. You Paulites think the Constitution is perfect. It's not. It has flaws. They are called vaccines and nuclear weapons. Dr. Paul might know something about the first, nothing about the second. He is clueless. Put him in an old-folks' home.

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  45. What is a fear monger? Is it mongerer? Do you mean fish monger? LOL at paulites

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  46. PerryPosse -
    Your M.D. title doesnt mean shit. Youre still out of touch and ignorant and a fool for buying into the fear. The point is the government does not have the right to tell parents what to put into their children's bodies. I hope you have children and the government forces you to put something into them that makes them ill, maybe it will wake you up. I doubt it thought. And youre in good company supporting the low IQ slow Perry, because clearly you are as well.

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  47. If you think Ron Paul's Foreign Policy is crazy...Watch this Video!!!


    http://youtu.be/F9SOVzMV2bc

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  48. Heres your fear monger - Moron.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearmonger

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  49. Big brother has taken over the media and has 90% or more of the comments on all media sites creating the perception of public opinion.

    Our next election could be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin's bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she's not running? Know what leaked out? She's dodging the media now because of this
    http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/

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  50. 7 fahxKockSaudi News clowns were better than anything Ringling Bros. ever had.

    Ron Paul may be correct on a few issues,but otherwise he belongs in a white padded room wearing Depends and a wraparound jacket. As loony as Daffy Duck but without his charm.
    Ayn Rand popularized the idea of commerce/enterprise free from government (and what she considered leeches aka the poor). This economic theory is known as anarcho-capitalism or laissez-faire.

    Ron Paul advocates unregulated free market enterprise, aka anarcho-capitalism. Economy free from the constraint of government regulation.
    So Ron Paul's economic theories equal Ayn Rand economic policies. Hence Randian.

    Ayn Rand, serial killer worshipping sociopath that she was appealed to the principle of self interest that is a very common failing in mankind.
    Hence her ideas are bunk. Therefore if Ayn Rand's economic ideas are bunk and Ron Paul bases his economic policies on Ayn Rands bunk ideas then Ron Pauls economic policies are bunk.

    Ron Paul on Ayn Rand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Because I like to show my work here is some more, from the man himself.
    http://c3244172.r72.cf0.rackcd...

    Everything from that reeks of Ayn Rand.
    I know his supporters can be rabid in defense. Other than his adherence to a failed economic outlook (the free market does not work, it always results in an oligarchy unless greed is constrained via regulations that are enforced) I would consider him seriously for my vote.

    But anyone who says Ayn Rand inspires them, especially towards constructing their own policies, can't be taken seriously no matter how right they might be on so much else.

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  51. Romney is far the best and more conservative than Newt or Huntsmen. I liked Romney and Bachmann. Newt reminds me of one of them sleazy car salesman. a wanna be Reagan.

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  52. Romney had secret raids on business that hired illegals in Mass and chased the illegals out and didnt let them on the health care bill. the dems revised the bill and screwed it all up. Romney cleaned Mass up from the hell hole it was and is now. Romney 2012!

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  53. Ron Paul debate question BANNED from Fox News

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54WFoV-veCM

    You Ron Paul haters are pathetic......
    Just like the media......
    They interrupt him, while he's answering....no respect! Sean Hannity did it tonight.......

    Ron Paul is a man of integrity.
    America's ONLY chance to be the fine Country, WE used to be!

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  54. Im disgusted with Americans and the rush to go to war. What happened to our nation? The founding father preached against war and nation building. First of all we cant afford it, and second of all they arent a threat to us! It's Israels problem, we are NOT the world police. Im ashamed of America and the morons that live amongst me. I'm out. Im using my second amendment, im saving food, and im buying silver and gold. Good luck to all the zombies out there when our our economy and the 15 TRILLION deficit bankrupts up, I hope Newt and Romney and Perry have an extra room in their mansion for you. So many ignorant Americans is makes me sick. Read the teachings of our founders and educate yourself. NO CENTRAL BANKS, and NO UNDECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL WARS. WAKE UP PEOPLE.

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  55. It's either Ron Paul or Newt Gingrich.

    The rest are totally retarded


    -Snake Plissken

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  56. Bachmann, FecalSantorum and the others are Christian American Taliban.
    Abortion is no ones business but the womans..

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  57. Who is the moron who said Ron Ayn L Rand Paul wants to regulate?
    LMAO
    RON PAUL WANTS TO DEREGULATE YOU IDIOT.

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  58. This vid is from the 2008 election....So is the one @8:56 PM
    Ron Paul...Dirty secrets from the past...Treg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=Bg-qsOA0NPk

    (CNN's)John King: Ron Paul Is for Real - AB-SO-LUTELY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aWtsWTbiZ8

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  59. I am not shocked that the blogger likes NEWT. Will you like him even better if after 3 wives , 3 religions, he gets caught with a rentAboy?
    If you want Newt then you love criminal liars.
    Eighty-four ethics charges were filed
    against Speaker Gingrich, including claiming tax-exempt status for a college
    course run for political purposes. Following an investigation by the House
    Ethics Committee Gingrich was sanctioned US$300,000 on a 395-28 House vote.
    Gingrich acknowledged in January 1997 that "In my name and over my
    signature, inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable statements were given to the
    committee". The House Ethics Committee concluded that inaccurate
    information supplied to investigators represented "intentional or ...
    reckless" disregard of House rules. Special Counsel James M. Cole
    concluded that Gingrich violated federal tax law and had lied to the ethics committee.

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  60. Who ever posted the link to "Palins Dirty Little Secret" kudos..
    That is comedy gold.

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  61. "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -- Abraham Lincoln

    20 minutes into the Ron Paul money bomb and he's already raised $60K. All that joke of a debate did was rally and infuriate his supporters even more. The other candidates wish they had his support!
    http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

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  62. Ron Ayn L Rand Paul belongs in a white padded room wearing Depends and a wraparound jacket. As
    loony as Daffy Duck but without his charm.

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  63. Anonymous said...

    Ron Ayn L Rand Paul belongs in a white padded room wearing Depends and a wraparound jacket. As
    loony as Daffy Duck but without his charm.


    ^^^^ I would love to meet this person in real life. You'd have a big problem on your hands. Cowardly ignorant moron who doesnt deserve the freedom Ron Paul is standing up for.

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  64. ANON @ 9:49
    Agree!

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  65. NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY THEY CANT STOP US NOW!
    $150K after only an hour and twenty minutes!

    http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

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  66. LOL First off you couldnt fight your way out of a paperbag.
    Secondly are you really threatening me via the internet?
    LMAO at your utter stupidity.
    And I am pretty sure you are a typical conboi who pretends to be heterosexual all the while sucking dyk every chance you get.

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  67. Well, good morning to all. Thank you for your posts. The traffic here is awesome. It's great to see people taking to the blogosphere!

    I'm not going to address each individual comment. I'm glad that people are responding to each other. We merely create the discussion topics at our blog. Our goal is to start the topic and interject opinions here and there. For the blogosphere to be effective, people need to share ideas about each other, and that is being done. Thank you for that.

    Really quick, we aren't big on the name calling and threats. We try to promote a civil blog and we feel that those kind of things not only offer no help, but they are unnecessary. We don't delete any comments here. We would just hope that if you disagree with someone, you maintain respect, and hopefully rise up over them using cited facts to make stronger opinions.

    The one I will address is the comment that said "the blogger likes Newt." As I and the blog has said from the beginning, "we don't endorse any one candidate; all would be better than Barack Obama." Yes, I do like Newt. I like Newt personally because he is a man that backs what he says. In each debate, he makes a statement, and he gives a historic reference, a report, a study, etc. I respect that, and I think it would help him win a debate versus the teleprompter-in-chief. Anyone that reads our blog would notice we are just plain tired of people who express opinions but can't back them with proof. From the beginning (see our article calling out OWS for continually making the claim "banks rob people" without backing it) we have stated we hold fact-backed opinions in high regard no matter who said it. I believe, and it's just my opinion, that Newt is very good at this. There is no candidate that is off the table in my book, and there is none that we yet endorse.

    Thank you all for your comments. This truly is great! We can beat the mainstream media by sharing information on the blogosphere. Hope to see you all back!

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  68. When the smoke clears and it is all said and done President Romney will be inaugurated in 2012. Why?
    1. Most Presidential
    2. Backs what he says and admits his downfalls
    3. Has the $$ (staying power)
    4. Has enough character not to go on personal attacks unless he is attacked first.
    5. Obama fears him the most .........with reason.

    Special note: FYI, Romney has explained his Romneycare about what he did and why and admitted to the mistake in MA. All politicians so call "flip-flop" in their careers but he will back up what he is saying for this Presidential race. Newt has too much baggage which will be revealed, he comments last night have already been fact checked to be untrue. His is a good History teacher, let's leave it at that. The rest have highlights, strong points but do not have the staying power. It will be President Romney.

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  69. Anonymous - thank you for your post. I think you make good points. I do agree with your counter to the "flip-flop" claim.

    My only question, and again, we do not endorse him, but a lot of people on here are for Paul. I can see why, but I can see why not, too. What is your take? Is he a threat.

    We hope to hear back from you. Take care!

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  70. Fighting the American TalibanDecember 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Ayn Rand popularized the idea of commerce/enterprise free from government (and what she considered leeches aka the poor). This economic theory is known as anarcho-capitalism or laissez-faire.
    Ron Paul advocates unregulated free market enterprise, aka anarcho-capitalism. Economy free from the constraint of government regulation.
    So Ron Paul's economic theories equal Ayn Rand economic policies. Hence Randian.
    Ayn Rand, serial killer worshipping sociopath that she was appealed to the principle of self interest that is a very common failing in mankind.
    Hence her ideas are bunk. Therefore if Ayn Rand's economic ideas are bunk and Ron Paul bases his economic policies on Ayn Rands bunk ideas then Ron Pauls economic policies are bunk.
    Everything from that reeks of Ayn Rand.
    I know his supporters can be rabid in defense. Other than his adherence to a failed economic outlook (the free market does not work, it always results in an oligarchy unless greed is constrained via regulations that are enforced) I would consider him seriously for my vote.
    But anyone who says Ayn Rand inspires them, especially towards constructing their own policies, can't be taken seriously no matter how right they might be on so much else.

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