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Can’t thank you enough Right Scoop! I don’t get CNN in my TV package, and except for the debate tonight don’t want it. I pay extra to get Fox News up here (in Canada) which I couldn’t do without!
The network to watch in Canada is Sun Network. It is even available live on the internet. Liberals like to call it Fox North.
Michael Coren is GENIUS!
Being from Alberta [ home of the oil sands ] I like Ezra Levant’s stand on Ethical Oil, he also was brave enough to show the cartoons of mohamed, to show what all the fuss was about. Lately he has been attacking the CBC.
Geee,,,,as much as I’d like to watch,,,,,ok no I don’t want to watch. Football is on,,,,,and American Chopper has that 3-wheeled bike being made by Paul Jr.
Besides none of the current candidates inspire me. They just don’t. And that is 2-3 hours I can’t get back.
i dont like perry’s answer.
best SS answers were from cain and paul so far.
newts govt modernization stuff sounds pretty good.
perry is really sucking. wall street?? screw WS!!
wow.. mitt is killin’em.
perry is doomed. we hate all fed reserves.
paul caught perry and handed him is own buttucks!
santorum: fed res lover… doomed.
RON PAUL WAS NOT ASKED ABOUT THE FED RES!!!??? BOYCOTT CNN NOW!!!!
mitt lost me on taxes.
perry is DOOMED w/ the vaccine thing.
michelle destroyed perry!
shut up rick.p and rick.s.. fed res lovers.
what do you suggest mitt? romneycare??? shut up you!
could someone please drive mr. perry home. he’s pretty much done… and he looks bored!
wolf blitz is a TOTAL moron! paul, please school this dummy.
He got schooled by Ron, for sure.
paul, michelle and cain wanna repeal and replace obambicare. the others? not so much.
ron. i love you, but please don’t talk about the border tonight. thanks!
Yeah that got me too. And only one response to the FairTax!!! That sucked. I am looking more at Cain’s 999 plan though, it sounds interesting.
Newt has been singing the modernization song for as long as he’s been selling books. God love him, and I like his ideas as much as anybody, he is the old guard and will always be a big govt. guy (as long as big govt. is OK since GDP is growing at some arbitrary rate which makes it OK to expand spending, right?). He even alluded to this tonight when he talked about increased revenues to the feds if unemployment hits 4%.
As far as cutting “waste”, he is talking about eliminating the “precious” redundant federal workforce (which has been growing by legions in recent years) by having machines do what they are designed to do: replace worthless employees at significantly lower cost. Sounds good until you realize that these guys are mostly union govt. workers and they all vote, and are told how to vote! I’m all for it, but is Newt, when firing all those govt. workers means one term?
Good luck Newt! An expanding economy is a great idea, and I believe your administration could get it done, and quick! I just don’t see the “Real Change” that you have written about coming to Washington under your admin. And that’s what the TEA Party is talking about.
Sorry, Newt fans. (I’m one in principal, just not in the real world.)
Mitt is gettin tuff
Mitt is playing tuff. If he gets to DC he will be Mr. “Tinker around the edges”.
The Republicans are so stupid. 1) They go on CNN, 2) They let CNN put Romney and Perry in the center, so CNN can try to pick fights between those two, keep them both on screen at the same time, and ignore everyone else.
God forbid the dems ever control both houses ever again. Until they learn to love this country again, the dems can go fluck themselves.
I want someone like Thomas Sowell asking the questions, not News hacks.
I’m still wondering why mslsd did last one?
That would be a GREAT idea!
After the debate, you guys should check out Heritage Foundations “A Constitutional President, Ronald Reagan and the Founding.” It is great!
Thata boy, Cain
Attacking Perry like this is not such a good idea. He said he made a mistake. The vacinations had an opt out.
WHY IS BACHMAN GIVING ROMNEY A PASS?
I like Cain. Keep the market line moving.
I like the waiver idea.
Perry just smoked Romney. Boom! You were the orchestrator of Obamacare. Eat that!
Perry reminds me of the bounty hunter guy in that Nick Cage movie Raising Arizona. remember when he blew himself up w/ the grenade when fighting Nick Cage?.. yeah that’s exactly like Rick Perry.
Bachman was pretty disgusting for attacking Perry on grounds of corruption
Ron Paul is the man. Dismissing the “poor guy might die” as liberal rhetoric. Thata boy, Mr. Paul.
She dodged the question on the 30 year old. She’s looking like a politician. What would you do about the 30 year old needing intensive care. She didn’t answer crap. Weak!!
That’s Bachmann attack was a good response. And Ron paul is right about insurance. If one doesn’t want insurance, that is ones right. No one should force anyone to be in an insurance policy as a condition of citizenship.
Bachman was DISGRACEFUL in insinuating corruption of Perry by a drug company. Is this the sleazy way we are behaving and debating each other?
I bet I could go back and find some firm or interest that may or may not have contributed to Michele Bachman.
Do it already.
forget Perry. algore supporter, hilarycare cheer leader, ex-democrat and the whole SS and HPV thing? he’s doomed. if nominated 0bambi will exploit those weaknesses. i’d prefer Mitt and Bachman team up and get rid of him once and for all and replace Perry for Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio or a true tea party conservative. plus Ron Paul called Perry out on the whole jobs thing in TX. a good portion went to creating gubmint jobs.. not a good look.
Usually, you find the evidence first, and then make the case. In your case, you get mad first, throw out accusations, which you said Bachman did to your boy, that made you so angry, and then call a woman a C&NT. Gosh, you should be given more attention; you deserve it.
Newt is owning Wolf on throwing in left slants by talking about oil companies and trying to keep Romney and Perry fighting. I think Perry is doing pretty well this debate though.
illegal immigration, you idiot, Santorum
Good answer, Perry. Screw attracting Latino voters. We want American voters.
Thanks Scoop for putting this up. I tried watching for a while, and even got to do the chat this time, but I guess that’s too much for my puter because it kept cutting out. Unless CNN just has lousy feeds. I wish I could have watched more, as it was getting interesting.
Interesting too that now whenever I see any headlines about the GOP debates, it’s always showing mittens and perry. So, what, no one else matters anymore. I still hope for Sarah to run.
perry? seriously? the more you speak the more you suck.
michelle. thanks for telling us the truth about immigration.
huntsman? i had no idea he was in this debate. he sounds weak trying to act tough.
Perry just lost tonight. Weak, Perry. Bachman just owned Perry.
No Bachman is a C**NT. She lobs an accusation and that’s crap
dude… decorum! You’re better than that.
He doesn’t like [email protected]
corndogs. big ones.
it’s a debate, man up!
Hater! Even perry admitted to these faults. It’s time for you to come to terms with reality. Perry is an amnesty advocate.
No, he’s not. I don’t agree with his decision, but I do not feel he would implement this policy nation wide. But I don’t like people lobbing accusations (bachman) with no evidence and suggesting Perry is corrupt.
Bachman is finished. It is between Romney and Perry and Romnney still defends ROmney-care.
very weak. i never understood all the hype about this guy. he cannot debate and he looked unprepared.
omg.. she was like (i’m offended you forced little girls to get an injection) that was so PWND. Perry is D.O.O.M.E.D… Doomed!
I guess Perry is fighting for the latino vote.
I guess Romney is fighting for the establishment vote
Michelle is so CORRECT! That is the way my family came to this country in 56. Within 6 months we spoke English and our sponsor helped us when we needed help, translation etc and showing us the ropes. The country or other citizens never had to fend for us or were burdened.
mitt looks good when he says it, but i’m still kinda iffy.. perry.. you really need to take a nap.
Bust up the EPA. I like it alot.
cains reg reduc comish sounds REAL good! i thought of that yrs ago!!
great answer on the epa herman! Let’s just abolish it all together!
On spending, Newt gets it. There are plenty of other things which can be cut before defense. EPA, Dept. Of Education, bailouts, obamacare, PBS and NEA etc. etc. etc.
sounds good newt but we can never forgive you for partnering with pelosi and supporting scuzzzzofavvvvaaaaaaaaaaa….. sorry dude.
Herman Cain, I love you! Nuts to EPA!
paul IS presidential and responsible.. santorum.. not so much.
I agree with T Paw on that. Paul needs to be educated in Islam.
Sorrry- I meant Santorum!!! Sorry!
Paul is a loon!
We won’t be shining with you Huntsman
i second that.
i swear hunstman took acting classes somewhere….
wait.. didnt blitzer score a -$16,000 in jeopardy???? why is he still qualified to moderate presidential debates? why does he still have a job??
we need more austrian econ!..
cnn and blitz still sux!! half the rep pres crop are weak!
Against Obama, they could have all stood there and stared at the camera, and came out victorious.
Why is Ron Paul invited to these things again? Oh yeah, it’s to make Republicans look like idiots. Can we PLEASE just put him in charge of the federal reserve and never hear from him on foreign policy again!?
Well said my friend. Stay thirsty.
Hey destroyer, do you have Tourettes syndrome?
maybe? why do you ask?? @**wipe! [email protected][email protected]
Don’t forget the basketball court that bo brought
Yay Michelle! Yay Herman!
Next cnn debate- I sure as heck hope Sarah will be there!!!
I think she’s a no-show.
Paul lost any chance to be the nominee with the comments on 9/11 whether he’s right or not
I would like to see Newt debate Obama seeing how he handles the moderators in these debates
Did he say one of whom will almost certaintly be the republican nominee? How is there and almost in there?
thanks RS enjoyed it
Paul spouts off with Al Qaeda talking points. Al Qaeda likes useful idiots like Paul to propagandize to Americans. What Al Qaeda says to dumb Westerners about those terrible American occupiers IS NOT what they say to their adherents. 1400 year old texts and tenanst of the Koran and Hadiths are the warp and weave of jihadist, theocratic supremacism of Islam. And that has absolutely nothing to do with American foreign policy. It predates American foreign policy by 1200 years. This trope of American foreign policy is meant for Western consumption and is the excuse and the icing on the jihadist cake. But it is not the motivating factor for Muslim jihadist actions in the world.
Paul … there’s no fool like an old fool… you’ve learned nothing and forgotten everything about 911. And Gingrich and Santorum should call him out on it.
You said it! Jihad Predates America by almost two millenia!
This is why Paul will never win a GOP primary.
You are ignorant. You say they are supremists – but then you fail to understand how that translates into why the bombing occured. Our presence was desecrating their land, they didn’t want us there – we wouldn’t leave. They retaliated. 911 101.
If someone walks into your home, & shits on your couch, what are you going to do when they refuse to leave?
You have much to learn if you think someone bombed us because we’re ‘free’.
Considering that US Troops along with the rest of the coalition were there at the request of the Saudi government and that great pains were taken to station all non Arabic troops as far as possible from Mecca and Medina both, add to that the fact that Osama Bin Laden was officially exiled from Saudi Arabia, we weren’t desecrating anything.
Before Desert Storm Osama Bin Laden offered his support to Saudi Arabia & America got involved in their affairs, Osama bin Laden was offended that infidels were too close to mecca & were descrating their holy land. He spoke negatively of this decision & that’s why he was exiled.
Our presence caused him to be exiled.
Our foreign policy provoked the attacks.
sugar coat it all you want – people don’t just go “HEY LOOK AT THOSE GUYS THEYRE FREE! LETS KILL THEM!!!!”
I’m offended they’ve got a huge mosque built on the Temple mount- but I’m not waging war on them for that.
Well there you go, you’re obviously biased and have something against muslims. You must assume that all muslims have a hive mind which is anti-american in essence. You don’t understand that people are allowed to practice their religion freely on their own property. If I were anti-christian I would be offended if someone built a church across the street from my house, but I’m not & I understand they have the liberty to do so.
Should we start throwing them in gas chambers to end “terrorism”?
Do you bother to understand the statement at all, or do you just so believe in the pc love and tolerance that is supposidly what Islam is? Do you even understand what I said? In your previous statement, you said Osama claimed to be offended that infidels were desecrating their holy land. Mine was a comment to osama’s comment- I am offended that Islam has built the dome of the rock all over Judaism’s HOLIEST sight at the Temple mount. WHERE in that did you get the idea that I am all for gas chambers? Since when does being offended equate mudering the offendee? Oh yeah, that would be islam. I don’t have something against Muslims- I have something against Islam. I pray for muslims, so don’t go presuming about someone you have no idea about.
Bin Laden’s offer to defend Saudi territory was rebuffed by the government for a couple of reasons, one they did not want a bunch of heavily armed foreign religious fanatics in their country especially considering the threat they would be to the royal family. Secondly they wanted help from someone that was capable of destroying Saddam’s army. He was exiled because he disrespected the King pure and simple, our presence had nothing to do with his inability to hold his tongue, that is just the way Monarchies roll.
So they didn’t want Bin Ladens
So they went with americas
>christian, catholics, atheists, etc – that don’t understand islam.
Read Koran or Islamic literature much? Our institutions in the West aren’t revolved around a theocratic state. Muslim nations can’t separate themselves from theocratic rule. This is why they despise us. We are progressive; they are regressive. Jealousy, and not understanding why the West can obtain a better living standard, when we function and thrive without Allah, makes Muslims furious. They are a weak, dependent culture. Everything they have is because of the West. Without our technology, they would still be living in tents and riding camels, not carting around in the best automobiles the West has to offer. Lol! You Paul nuts can be easily dissected.
So are you saying we’re in a religious war? How is occupying their country given the circumstances you just mentioned productive?
Even then – your false premise that Islam dispises america is absurd & blatant war/religious propaganda.
So what was mohummad’s excuse when he waged jiahad on Arabia? What was Islam’s excuse when wageed jiahad and conquered most of what was once the Roman Empire? Israel? Spain? What was their excuse in Chechnya? Indonesia? etc. etc. etc. You have much to learn if you think someone bombed us because we’ve got some military bases around the world… I agree, not all those countries where we have bases want us there. Japan isn’t thrilled either, but I haven’t seen them hijacking any airplanes lately.
Actually America’s presence ushered in the unparalleled era of economic success and stability that has made Japan the superpower it is today. But to these misguided Paul acolytes… it’s just occupation.
I don’t see why Japan is relevant to this dicussion apart from being an excuse for trying to expand our empire. America’s “presence” was clearly oberved in hiroshima… Others in this conversation are saying that we are disliked in the middle east due to their religious beliefs & jealousy, so how is staying there making them any less hostile towards america? By killing them we are only making terrorists die matyrs in an endless cycle of violence. We’re spending trillions on a war that was started with a few plane tickets and a 50 cent box cutter. Osama bin laden has succeeded in nearly crippling our economy. This took al qaeda less than 10,000 dollars to start, and its taking us over 10 trillion to finish. We are biting osama bin ladens bait, and it’s showing as China is becoming one of the worlds leading economies over the next 5-10 years. Let these other candidate continue to invoke fear in you that a country that can’t afford its own oil is going to get ahold of a nuclear weapon – that they can’t even deliver because they don’t have an air force.
The Japan comment was brought up… and I was responding to it. You have, however, given yourself away with that “expanding our empire” nonsense. Look up what real empire is, instead of relying on Ron Paul, Noam Chompsky shibboleths… then we can talk.
Regarding Hiroshima…Here’s a video explaining, for the umpteenth time, the justification, smashing the post-modern narrative of the left and the Paulites.
Your comment… “We are biting osama bin ladens bait, and it’s showing as China is becoming one of the worlds leading economies over the next 5-10 years. ” Mismanagement of the economy is the culprit, from big spender Bush, to hyper spender crypto socialist Obama. Nothing to do with Bin Laden.
Your comment… “We’re spending trillions on a war that was started with a few plane tickets and a 50 cent box cutter.” Which war are you referring to? The mis-named “War on Terror”, or the war Islam has declared on the West, which the West is in denial of. It was not started by a 50 cent box cutter, it was started by the 1400 year old theocratic, supremacist, totalitarian dictates of the Koran. We had a respite since 1683 (look that up if you you are unsure) but it has now resumed despite of our denial.
If you are referring to Iran (not affording its own oil)… yes… they are working on a Nuclear weapon, (Paulites are out to lunch on this and so many other things) Pakistan already has one… and yes proliferation is a danger. And yes… Iran does have an air force, yes old but not so rickety, in part supplied by China and the Soviets and diligently maintained.
Read Koran, or Islam literature much, Keith? Global dominance, and staying cooped up in the 6th century is Islam’s goal. You and Ron kiss ass and think everything will be peachy. The rest of us our going to work on ascending mankind into the future, not the despicable past. Muslims haven’t created anything since Algebra. Quit being a kiss ass.
Steven you are generalizing muslims, & statements like you just made are likely the reason this started to begin with. People amongst almost all religious/nonreligious backgrounds have commited terrible crimes against humanity – to blame a religion as the cause is a textbook example of prejudice. Quit your religious intolerance.
AQ does have a 100 yr plan to turn the world into a global caliphate. Don’t think they’ll ever achieve that but thats their goal. The US being in the middle east just gives them a scapegoat to lay the blame on for all the lefties and those that believe the only reason we were attacked is because we were in the middle east.
Exactly! Nutjobs won’t even say they committed a crime just to commit one. Even the most unintelligent, ridiculous idiot can come up with a reason why they did something stupid. If we weren’t over there, they would say the reason why they murder us is because we are a satanic Western culture that has lost our way with god. Either way, when you are a religious wanker who wants to murder, you will murder, regardless of a motive. You will just find a motive after you have committed an atrocity. Ron Paul is a complete boob when it comes to foreign policy. If he supplies the Austrian economics 101 book, I will give him an Islamic 101 book.
Well, I hope this debate turns out better than those other media manipulated, three ring circus, pre-game puppets shows, they had..
The media played those Republican Presidential wannabe’s, like a violin.. and they just went along with it, like the puppets they are.. The only person who looked Presidential, was Gov. Palin, as she plays the media, the media does not play her..
While everyone else is making a fool of themselves as a puppet, and a pregame puppet show, manipulated by the media.. Gov. Palin was making historic Presidential Speeches, like this one at the Iowa Tea Party Rally.
and by the way.. President Bush, as Patriotic American as he was.. was just as financially and fiscally incompetent, as Obama is now, just to a lessor degree.. that one’s for these liberal biased censorship rightscoop morons, who can’t handle the truth..
Well Sarah Palin won this debate also and shes not even declared as of yet nor was she there. She knocked it out of the ball park on Greta and hit Perry over the head for Crony Capatilism and gave good points to Newt and Newt talked about her fantastic speech in Iowa…She also thanked the few candidates who copied her crony capitilism speech and are acting on it…Madam President you play three deminsional chess to all of there checkers!
Sorry Rick, Newt was the clear winner in this one. Bachmann gave you a run for your money. What you should say instead of getting flustered? The kids of immigrants aren’t the criminals, they are the victims and they deserve a chance to become Americans if they want it, if they don’t, we don’t play. Secondly, it is in state tuition. Your kids can get it too Michelle, if they move to our state and live there for only one year. I require 3 years, graduation from a Texas school and a commitment to America for these kids.
Destroyer of Moonbats portends the final end for The Right Scoop. Too many losers aqui compadres.
porque tu dices eso? que yo a hecho? you need to relax dude. it’s not that serious. foreals.
I will vote for anyone over Obama in the general but Romney and Bachman should be ashamed of themselves for their attacks on perry over his social security comments and the others on the HPV executive order attacks tonight. I was at the Texas state Capitol the morning when the members heard about Perry’s Hpv executive order and the R members were livid and on the phone with the Gov and his staff. My impression was that they were livid more so on his executive order than the benefits of the Hpv vaccine itself. After all many our Drs recommend this vaccine now even for boys. The members correctly reminded the Gov that he did not have that power under our State constitution. The gov listened and backed off. I believe Gov Perry learned his lesson about separation of powers. That is something I am not sure our current President ever will learn and that is a serious concern of mine as an attorney. Now i will be the first to admit that there is no question that the fact that governor Perry’s former chief of staff was a Merck lobbyist looks bad and smacked of crony Capitalism. Maybe it was but that is certainly not the style of the former chief of staff in his lobby career and certainly would not be helpful in his lobby practice over the long haul. I have never asked either the governor or his wife about the hpv decision but in my observations after chatting with them over the years I believe it is possible that as one of the other commentators observed that it was a strongly held belief of the governors wife based upon her Health care work not campaign contributions or helping a friend out( who at the time didn’t need this to help his business anyway) The gov admitted it was a mistake let’s move on to the serious problems of the day. I am sure everyone of the republican primary candidates have made similar mistakes. The key is whether they have learned anything from them. I believe gov Romney still believes that romneycare wasn’t a mistake. What has he learned?
perry was a disaster. the man does not know how to debate. 0bambi will tear him to shreds. im not fan of romney, but he seems like he can eat 0bambis lunch. michelle and paul can too but they will not be nominated.
You must have a secret video that shows Obama as a great debater. From what I’ve seen and heard, that dude can’t form a sentence without a teleprompter. Let’s get over this Obama is a “well spoken” debater nonsense.
Thank YOU for saying that. I totally agree.
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were the best…but between Perry and Romney, Mitt looked better, but has to keep this up for the next few months. This race is begging for Palin to get in and steal Iowa and battle for SC with Perry to have the momentum going into FL. Constitution Day is this weekend…wouldn’t it be a great weekend if she makes some sort of indication? I am praying for it.
I don’t trust Bachmann, she is out there taking credit for everything to hide the fact that she has ZERO executive experience. She has taken government welfare in her private life and has requested millions in pork. What happens if Mitt or Rick get into office and they get hammered in the press about trying to repeal Obamacare, reform entitlements and the tax code? Will they go soft and say that they didn’t have the support of the American people and sell us out? I can see it happening.
Didn’t Wolf look like he could spit nails having to work with the Tea Party!!!
I can’t stand his “look” anytime and it was a real chore to ignore him while enjoying an otherwise good debate.
I thought it was a good debate. It moved fast once they got past the opening introduction. Wolf Blitzer proved he’s just as dense as he was when he tanked at Jeopardy. Don’t ask questioners to identify themselves when it’s obvious they can’t hear you, Wolf. We don’t care what their name is, anyway, just ask the question.
The audience was the best part. Huntsman was just terrible. From start to finish he was horrible. Smarmy doesn’t even come close to describing how…smarmy he acted. He’s got some agenda for being in this race and it ain’t to win.
Herman Cain didn’t do too badly but he’s just in way over his head. Santorum is just goofy looking. That’s all I kept thinking. He just looks goofy. Newt did OK. Bachmann is best on Obamacare but too light weight on everything else. Romney is Romney. Romney doesn’t have a sincere bone in his body and he proves that every time he opens his mouth.
Perry was awful. I’ve gotten past his accent, but I’m having a hard time with his slowness. He doesn’t seem to be able to think on his feet at all. The grasping for words. Long pauses. He had some good moments but he had far more when he just didn’t seem to know what to say. It was almost like listening to Obama. You could see the wheels turning as he was trying to figure out what to say. He seems like a gregarious guy so it’s surprising to see him have so much trouble. They guy needs to relax.
Cain is most qualified to run the country back into the Black, and out of the RED that all standard political people operate the country like a Charity too long…….Go Cain VS. ALL the UnAble !