Full Video – Watch GOP Huckabee Forum

Tonight 3 GOP candidates joined Mike Huckabee for his 3rd Presidential Huckabee Forum. Watch the full forum below:

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  • More proof I live in a screwed up state….Ron Paul (anti-semite) in 2nd place right now.(facepalm)

    • PChandler

      Lyndon LaRouche 2.0, aka Ron Paul, is the candidate of Ahmadinejad, the Castro gulag wardens, Kim Jong-Un, the coupist and terrorist harborer Hugo Chavez, the pedophile and rapist Daniel Ortega, Hamas, Hizbollah, the Chinese dictatorship and the Russian apparatchik, so much so that Russia Today and Ria Novosty -the Kremlin propaganda and disinformation machine that specialises in conspiracy theories ala infowars/Alex Jones- blatantly endorses that looney tunes.

    • Sober_Thinking

      That’s a tragedy…

    • librtifirst

      When the GOP rigs the vote counts for their establishment pick, they have to hand out some votes to other people once in a while. So far, they have let Santorum get some wins, and even handed Newt a few votes. Romney gets the win in the end.

      This should be no big deal to people that don’t like Paul.

      • keyesforpres

        It would be helpful if RuPaul would do such nasty attacks on those trying to beat Romney. I know RuPaul called Romney a flip flopper in an ad, but so what? He has never gone after Romney in a debate. He always goes after the one at the top, except when the one at the top is Romney.

        • librtifirst

          If Romney got 5% of the real votes in a state, he would probably come out in second place in the end. All of the other guys are getting screwed. Maybe they should all get together and expose the fraud. If they did, Romney would be toast. I know that Paul, his campaign, and his supporters are making an effort. Paul doesn’t want to be the only one crying fraud. The media response would be, “sore loser”. The fraud is obvious, so where are the other two guys on this?

          It is the establishment GOP in the states that are doing the fraudulent tabulations. Establishment guys won’t rock the boat, or expose their own party fraud. The democrats do it as well, so this isn’t a partisan issue. Our elected presidents are not elected by the people. When you understand this, who is attacking who is a mute point, unless you are discussing how the media is presenting the whole thing, or which establishment candidate is doing what for whatever reason that accomplishes the establishment’s goal.

          • keyesforpres

            You Paul supporters always have some lame defense of Paul. He never calls out Romney in the debates. He should have eviscerated Romney on the liberty stealing Romneycare, but he didn’t. Paul even says the contraceptive mandate is “no big deal”. Really? It is about the 1st amendment and Paul says it’s no big deal? I thought he was about the Constitution.

            • librtifirst

              Paul likely knows that he won’t be given the GOP nomination. If this is the case, then he is out there for a cause. He could pick 300 issues and cover them, or he can get a general message across to the American people. I send money to support the campaign that is exposing the system, not because I believe that he will get the nomination. Exposing the supposed conservatives is a big part of that. If people are buying into Santorum being a “real conservative”, then I say go after Santorum. Nobody is buying into Romney being a real conservative.

              • keyesforpres

                Well then, if he truly wanted to get his message out he should have gone on Huckabee’s last night where he would have had a lot of time to answer questions and defend his positions, but he didn’t.
                My dad and I laughed about it. We both said Paul couldn’t have defended his positions and and gone into detail because all he does is babble and wave his arms around and say, “No more wars!” LOL.

                • librtifirst

                  Paul gave a good interview today, which answers this question well. He said that the best way to get a message out is to win elections, but his goal along the way is to both win, and get the message out. He also said that it was unlikely that he would win, but it was possible.

                  The point is, that he is accomplishing his goals either way. I don’t believe that Santorum or Gingrich will make it in, but if they do, all those who supported them will be reacting to the new administration exactly like they were when Boehner took leadership in the house. The talk won’t match, and everyone will get ticked and look for the next fake politician to save their butt. Then they will be disappointed again.

                  This has been the routine for the last 22 years that I have been paying attention.

                • keyesforpres

                  That is so lame. Paul had the perfect opportunity to have the same amount of time in a debate and he didn’t show up. Best way is to win elections? Well, doesn’t he need to get his message out first?

                  You Paul supporters and Paul himself are always complaining that he didn’t get as much time in the debates and when he had the opportunity to have the same amount of time, he was a no show.

                  It was the perfect opportunity to look some Americans in the eye and answer their questions. He didn’t show because he could not have answered their questions.

                • librtifirst

                  What was that, the third Huckabee forum? It seems like he was campaigning in caucus’ states at the time. Yeah, he was. You know, those caucus states where delegates are hard to steal, and Paul has an advantage. Huckabee is not far ahead of Donald Trump as far as legitimacy is concerned, and probably brings in fewer viewers. If it was shown on free tv, such as a major network and not cable or satellite, then he probably would have shown up. The race for delegates was obviously more important.

                • keyesforpres

                  Lame.
                  He had a chance to tell the country his stances on the issues and he was a no show. Lame.

                • keyesforpres

                  That is so lame. Paul had the perfect opportunity to have the same amount of time in a debate and he didn’t show up. Best way is to win elections? Well, doesn’t he need to get his message out first?

                  You Paul supporters and Paul himself are always complaining that he didn’t get as much time in the debates and when he had the opportunity to have the same amount of time, he was a no show.

                  It was the perfect opportunity to look some Americans in the eye and answer their questions. He didn’t show because he could not have answered their questions.

            • OldDan

              I couldn’t reply on the other thread, so I’ll reply here.

              I recommend you quit speaking for the troops. They can speak for themselves, and a lot of them like Paul.

              There have been numerous studies on the number of Iraqi war dead since 2003. 100,000 would typically be on the low end, with more than a million on the high end.

              Ron Paul loves the constitution and hates tyranny. In the U.S., tyranny is the assumption of powers not authorized by the Constitution. It is not a menu where you can pick and choose the powers you like and the rights you don’t like.

              BTW, why this obsession with Israel?

              • keyesforpres

                Obsession? What’s with your obsession with Paul? Thought you were a Newt supporter.
                I have a number of friends that have served in the military and they can’t stand Paul and the way he bad mouths our military.

                Yes, there have been over 100,000 Iraqis that have died since the invasion, but most of those deaths were from Islamic terrorists. I saw Paul blame it on our soldiers like they were deliberately killing civilians.

                Paul needs to quit mad mouthing our soldiers. It is not what I want in a Commander in Chief.

                • OldDan

                  When did Paul blame it on the soldiers?

                  Sorry to burst your bubble, but I live in a military town and have many military friends. I personally am a Vietnam era vet and a disabled veteran, and many of my friends are also veterans. In fact, all or my local friends are either military or veteran. Anyway, Paul dominates among them. I am the oddball as a Newt supporter.

                  Keep this in mind: the Chickenhawks (as Paul calls them), or Armchair Generals (the more PC term), are the ones beating the war drums, not the military rank and file.

                • keyesforpres

                  When he said 9-11 happened because we were over there bombing, that is blaming our military. When he lied and said our soldiers had killed over 100,000 Iraqis (making it sound like it was done on purpose) he slandered our troops. Most of those deaths were from terrorists.

                  Maybe your circle of vets likes Paul, but not my circle of vets.

                  You are defending him too much. Please don’t contact me again.

                • OldDan

                  If you don’t want me “contacting” you (e.g., replying to your anti-Paul rants in this thread), then quit “contacting” me with your distorted, twisted, anti-Paul rants. That’s fair, right?

                • keyesforpres

                  Speaking the truth on Paul’s despicable slandering of our troops is not something I will be quiet about.

                  I don’t know how anyone could defend Paul’s rants. Seriously.

                • OldDan

                  Are you are a mole for Obama? Keeping the Paul voters at home would be a helpful strategy for him.

                • keyesforpres

                  LOL, good heavens no! I can’t stand the guy.

                  Keeping the Paul voters home during the primary would be a helpful strategy for the US in general.

                  Take care.

        • CalCoolidge

          Exactly. Calling Romney a flip-flopper is like calling water wet. Even Romney sycophants, like former-conservative Ann Coulter calls him a flip-flopper.

        • OldDan

          There was a good debate on this subject on RS last week. You must have missed it, so here is a summary:

          During the debates Newt, Santorum, Bachmann and Rick Perry all called Ron Paul’s foreign policy “dangerous”, in one way or another. These obviously coordinated attacks against Ron Paul were way over-the-top.

          In attacking them, Ron Paul has been, simply, “returning the favors”. So, why not attack Romney, likewise? Well, maybe because Romney was not stupid enough to call Paul “dangerous”.

          Did you know that RuPaul is a drag queen? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…]. Are you implying Ron Paul is a drag queen? If so, you are sick.

          BTW, Allen Keyes has a far less chance than Ron Paul in winning the GOP nomination, and even less chance in beating Obama. Why not support a conservative with great debating skills who could make Obama look silly during the debates, Newt Gringrich?

          • keyesforpres

            Oh lighten up. I am well aware of who RuPaul is and it was just a joke.

            Paul’s foreign policy IS dangerous. Quit defending Paul’s alliance with Romney.

            • OldDan

              Not very funny, considering the GOP is going to need all the votes we can get (I recommend you should search the archives for Palin’s and Demint’s warnings).

              I don’t agree with Ron Paul’s foreign policy, but I certainly am not so ignorant to label it dangerous. We are already fighting our 2nd and 3rd Vietnam’s (in Iraq and Afghanistan), and there is little doubt they will end exactly as Vietnam (“Peace with Honor” my ass). Maybe a little caution is in order. However, I will agree to go to war with Iran if you will pay for it out of your own pocket. You see, the rest of us are not only broke, but deeply in debt.

              And quit with the tin-foil conspiracy theory that Paul is in alliance with Romney. They are complete opposites. Paul is a conservative and Romney is a “moderate” fence-sitter. Paul went after Santorum (and the others) because they are flip-floppers and/or big government types claiming to be the voice of conservatism.

              • keyesforpres

                I’m tired of the veiled and not so veiled threats from Paul supporters. It’s ok for Paul and his supporters to talk ill of the other candidates, but not ok for us to do the same.

                Paul is totally ignorant on Islamic doctrine, as are his supporters.

                Ever heard of the 12th imam? Research it and you will understand why Iran must not be allowed to go nuclear.

                • librtifirst

                  There are a certain amount of people in this country that simply believe that the 12th imam believers are not an existential threat to the US. They also believe that we have much bigger problems here at home. It isn’t a matter of denying these things, just putting them in a different order of importance. If a man goes to war, but leaves his home in ruins to do so, what does he gain?

                • keyesforpres

                  The leaders of Iran believe if they wipe Israel off the face of the earth, they will bring about the 12th imam and he will establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate. Israel can’t sit around and let them get the bomb. Are you aware that the leaders of Iran have widen the blvds. in Tehran for the arrival of the 12th imam? Believe me, Iran probably plans on nuking us as well. You can’t ignore that. Announcing to the world that we won’t do anything only emboldens them.

                • librtifirst

                  I don’t think that we should ignore it. My guess is that we have satellites that can watch them so close that we can read the patches on their clothing. If you have State such as Iran who makes these claims, then you keep a close eye on them. Israel can, and will, take care of the problem if they sit fit to do so. As long as we don’t get in their way. I am simply opposed to a full on war that takes over the whole country. We need to quit doing that.

                • OldDan

                  There is a difference between talking “ill” and low-class, schoolyard name-calling. When was the last time you heard a Paul supporter call Santorum a tranvestite? I realize you may think name-calling elevates your status, but frankly it makes you look immature and petty.

                  Of course I have heard of the 12th Imam, and I suspect many Paul supporters have as well. The Paul supporters I tangle with politically are very schooled in international issues–probably more so than many so-called conservative experts, like yourself. They are, however, cautious, considering the poor track record of our political class, and rightly so. They also recognize “bluster” when they see it (as a common act of dictators when confronting enemies from a weaker position), and they recognize that our long history of intervention in Iranian affairs has made the Iranian government nervous, which can precipitate bluster, as well as compelling them to enhance their national defense as best they can. Besides, Ron Paul believes Israel will take care of Iran if Iran become too big of a threat. Surprisingly, Netanyahu said the exact same thing when he addressed our Congress last year.

                  Paul supporters believe that Ron Paul’s position on Israel is far superior to the U.S. position, which traditionally is keeping Israel subservient to the wishes of the U.S. Frankly, so do I. Paul wants to turn Israel loose and let them defend themselves, rather than keeping them “on the plantation”, like the Democrat party (in collusion with the NAACP) treats our black citizens.

                  My only serious disagreement with Ron Paul on foreign policy is his refusal to recognize that Islam is incompatible with Liberty and the Western Tradition, and that the free exercise of religion clause in the Constitution does not apply to a political philosophy opposed to liberty, such as Islam. However, some so-called conservative experts, such as Glenn Beck and Hannity, continue to distinguish between Islam and “Radical Islam”, when they are, in fact, one and the same. A peaceful muslim is a non-practicing muslim (e.g., not a muslim).

                  BTW, when has a Paul supporter threatened you (veiled or un-veiled)?

                • keyesforpres

                  School yard name calling is what many Paul supporters excel at…”Zionist” and “neocon” ring a bell? I have a friend that is a Paul supporter and she was always sending me emails with those names. I told her to knock it off because it made her sound anti-semitic. Explained to her that a Zionist is simply someone who believes Israel has a right to exist.

                  Paul supporters are constantly posting that kind of garbage.

                  The threats I refer to are the “I not gonna vote for anyone but Paul in the general even if that means Obama gets back in.”

                  I must say you are the first Paul supporter I’ve seen that actually gets the Islam thing. The fact that Paul doesn’t get it should be a nonstarter for anyone who cares about liberty.

                  Iran is not blustering. They mean it. They have actually widen the blvds. in Tehran for the 12th imams return.

                  It’s disgusting the way you defend Iran. Just like Paul.

                • OldDan

                  I don’t know any of those Paul supporters who refer to “Zionist”. I do know some who mention NeoCon’s on occasion. But that is not a racist term. Ron Paul uses it all the time. He is referring to conservatives (so-called) who can’t seem to get enough of war (which I believe includes the War on Drugs).

                  You wrote: “The threats I refer to are the “I not gonna vote for anyone but Paul in the general even if that means Obama gets back in.””

                  LOL. And with your rhetoric you are gonna make sure they don’t vote anyone but Paul, right?

                  You wrote: “I must say you are the first Paul supporter I’ve seen that actually gets the Islam thing.”

                  LOL, again. I am a Newt supporter. I would vote for Paul, but I don’t agree with his foreign and domestic policy in regards to Islam. I agree with him on darn near everything else. In fact, he is the only candidate who gives a damn about the constitution. All the others (including Newt on some issues) are big-spending, big-government statists. Sure they name-drop the constitution from time to time, but, like Levin, they treat it like a menu, ignoring the parts they don’t like.

                  BTW, I was not defending Iran. I just trying not to read too much into their rhetoric. I am not completely against war with Iran. However, I do believe that any American who wants us to go to war with Iran should be conscripted and placed on the front lines. That is fair, right?

                • keyesforpres

                  I have not posted any rhetoric.

                  Glad you get the Islam thing.

                  No one is wanting war with Iran. Perhaps we should tell Iran to only go after folks who don’t want to do anything about their nuke program? Based on your logic.

                • mothybalz0169

                  Keyes,

                  Old Dan is right. We aren’t stupid. There are the loud mouthed, ill-informed “bots” but every campaign has them. Don’t stoop to generalizing us all in that. We just can’t afford more war. Let Israel annihilate them. Paul even said if Congress declared (the will of the people) he would go to war as long as there was a defined mission. No more ghost hunting. I don’t see how that is so out of the realm of reality.

                  I will admit I’m a vet, so I am biased to an extent about my brothers-in-arms overseas as well. I feel we really need to let someone else take the lead on this for a while so our country can heal. I would even be willing to get if you asked for volunteers from the military branches we would have plenty willing to go to Israel to help (if that is truly what our troops support, we let volunteers fly for the French remember). I think we should let them have a bigger voice when it comes to what we have them doing.

                • keyesforpres

                  I’m not advocating for war. Ignoring Iran isn’t going to make the problem go away. Their nuclear sites need to be taken out. Not advocating for an invasion.

                  As far as the generalizations, I am going by what I see Paul supporters doing on discussion boards and talking with them.

                • OldDan

                  I apologize for confusing your use of the words and phrases “RuPaul”, and “Paul’s foreign policy IS dangerous”,- and [paraphrased] “Ron Paul’s alliance with Romney” as rhetoric. I should have labeled your words as pretentious and mis-informed.

                • keyesforpres

                  Oh quit defending the anti-semite Ron Paul.
                  It isn’t rhetoric to suspect they have formed an alliance based on the way Paul has acted and the fact that Rand Paul said he would be honored to be Mitt’s running mate.
                  Paul has never gone after Romney in the debates.

                • OldDan

                  Anti-semite? Prove it. Otherwise quit slandering a decent man, you miserable jerk.

                  If you had a clue about anything, instead of getting your talking points from your cult leader, Levin, you would not be acting like a DU flunky.

                  I will defend anyone against slanderous lies, whether of not I agree with their politics. I would even defend Santorum, whose politics I despise.

                • keyesforpres

                  I don’t listen to Levin, except what has been posted here. I am going by what Paul says. Did you see him badmouthing Israel on al Jazeera? I did. He is an anti-semitic jerk. Go ahead and defend him.

                • OldDan

                  If Paul is such an anti-semite, why did he support Israel’s attack on Iraqi Nuke facilities in 1981 when the rest of the world, including practically our entire government (the congress and the administration) condemned the attack? Some anti-semite.

                  Did you know that Paul is an admirer of the Rothbard and Mises, both Jews?

                  You are nothing but a low-class race-baiter, along the lines of Jesse and Big Al.

                • keyesforpres

                  I get so sick of you Paul supporters defending Paul’s anti-semitism. Call it race baiting all you want (Semites are white by the way). So what if he liked to ppl who happened to have Jewish surnames.

                  He bad mouthed Israel on al-Jazeera. I saw it. He slanders our troops saying we asked for 9-11 because we were over there bombing (we weren’t over there bombing at the time of 9-11). He has done zero research into Islamic doctrine. Then, just like clockwork, a Paul supporter comes along and tells me what Paul really meant (insert pathetic defense here).

                  I agree with my dad, Ron Paul is despicable. Can you imagine a presidential candidate during WWII blaming us for Pearl Harbor? When I asked that to another Paul supporter the supporter blamed us for Pearl Harbor. Figures.

                • OldDan

                  One more time, “keyesfordogcatcher”, I am a Newt supporter.

                • keyesforpres

                  Great, than quit acting like a Paul supporter. Have a nice evening.

                • OldDan

                  Quit smearing a decent man. Have a nice evening.

                • keyesforpres

                  Not smearing a decent man. Simply calling him out on his despicable comments about our military.

                • OldDan

                  BTW, only leftwing nut jobs play the race card. Are you a left wing nut job?

                • keyesforpres

                  Um, most Israelis are caucasion. How am I playing the race card?

                • OldDan

                  So, labeling someone as anti-semitic is not playing the race card?

                • keyesforpres

                  Nope. Semites are white. Semite is not a race. Calling someone anti-semitic who is saying anti-semitic things is not race baiting.

                • OldDan

                  Actually, Semites are Semitic-speaking people of Southwest Asia, including the Arab and Jewish peoples, and the ancient Assyrians, Babylonians, Carthaginians, Ethiopians, and Phoenicians.

                  If you are claiming that Ron Paul hates Jews, then you are slandering him. He cannot possibly be anti-semitic since many of his friends and even some of his “heros” are Jewish (wouldn’t a Jew hater hate all Jews?). Further, he not only supports Israel’s right to exist, but even supports their independence from the “keep them on the plantation” mentality of the United States government (wouldn’t an Israel hater deny the right of Israel to exist and/or try to keep Israel under the thumb of the U.S.?).

                  I wholeheartedly agree with Ron Paul on Israel: that they can defend themselves; and that they have the right to defend themselves without meddling from the U.S..

                  You have so much hatred inside you that you have not taken the time to have thought this out very well.

                • keyesforpres

                  Yup, all those would be caucasions, except Ethopians.

                  This guy worked for Paul and said he is very anti-Israel. You probably know who this guy is.

                  http://www.vosizneias.com/97680/2011/12/27/washington-former-aide-ron-paul-not-an-anti-semite-but-wishes-israel-didnt-exist/

                • OldDan

                  Ok, so, now Ron Paul is not anti-semitic, but rather is anti-Israel? I’m confused. First you say he is anti-semitic, then you say that the semites are white (implying Ron Paul hates whites?), and now you label him anti-Israel?

                  Imagine that. Ron Paul, one of the handful of supporters of the 1981 Israeli attack on the Iraqi Nuclear facilities is anti-Israel? One would think Paul would have joined the world-wide chorus of Israel-haters who condemned the attack if he was anti-Israel. There has been no better time to condemn Israel.

                  For every reference you have labeling Paul anti-Israel, I can fine one telling the opposite story. Check these out:
                  http://settlersofsamaria.org/jews-should-support-ron-paul/
                  http://americanvisionnews.com/898/jews-for-ron-paul-to-us-voters-let-my-people-go

                  I would be hesitant to put too much faith in the words of a “former” staffer, but even he admitted that Ron Paul was not anti-semitic, as you claimed. Is he a liar, or are you?

                • keyesforpres

                  It won’t let me respond to your last comment, so I’ll respond here. I pointed out that most Semites are white because you played the pathetic race card.

                  Why don’t you go to youtube and watch Paul mad mouth Israel on al Jazeera.
                  Sorry, but I believe the person who worked for Paul.

                  I can’t stand Paul and nothing you say will change my mind. I listen to his disgusting comments in the debates and his slandering our troops. You might as well give it up. I despise Paul and his hateful comments about this great nation.

                  He is anti-Israel and yes, that makes him anti-semitic. If you don’t beleive the only Jewish nation on earth should exist, that makes you anti-semitic in my book. He also attracts a lot of anti-semites to his campaign. I read their comments all the time on articles.

                • OldDan

                  The military doesn’t believe that Ron Paul is slandering the troops, but what do they know?
                  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/soldiers-choice/

                  When you take a time-out from your insidious rage against Ron Paul, I recommend you research Michael Sheuer, the former chief of the Binladen Unit of the CIA.

                • keyesforpres

                  I go by what I see and hear Paul say. Please stop defending him. He totally slanders our troops with his lies like our troops killed over 100,000 Iraqi citizens. That is a lie or maybe Paul was just clueless. He is quick to assume the worst in our troops.

                  I’m done here. I loathe the way Paul bad mouths us.

                  He loves the Constitution, but hates America. I’ve seen enough of his blathering against our troops.

    • 3seven77

      I went to the caucus in my area. I was surrounded by Paulbots. I think they outnumbered caucus the goers for other candidates in my precinct. The Paul-cult is organized, I’ll give ’em that.

      We had a woman who supported Romney get up and tell us how none of the other candidates could possibly catch up to Willard in delegates and so we should all just forget our principles and go along with Romney. She actually said that! And she got booed.

      We also had a speaker for Santorum, one for Paul, but we didn’t have a speaker for Newt. So one of the PCO’s said, “Newt’s a very smart guy, but he makes everybody angry. I don’t know how he does it, but he just makes people mad.” I was really upset about his comments and I think I will e-mail the state GOP about them. I don’t think it’s a PCOs place to bash any of the candidates. They are just supposed to run the meeting.

      I felt really bad that I hadn’t prepared some kind of short speech in support of Newt. I could have gotten up and said a few words instead of that PCO. But… I did get elected to be a delegate to the county convention. Where I will support Newt!

      • OldDan

        The Santorum cult is also organized, and thoroughly brainwashed into believing Tricky Ricky is a conservative.

        BTW, did you know that RuPaul is a drag queen? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupaul]

        Are you implying Ron Paul is a drag queen? If so, you are sick.

        • 3seven77

          Where in my comment did I say anything about Ron Paul being a drag queen? Re-read my comment. There is nothing there that even hints at that.

          Why do you go around accusing people of things that they didn’t write? That’s sick.

          • OldDan

            Why do you go around accusing people of things that they didn’t write? I did not accuse you, I merely asked you a question.

            Since you did not correct “Shelly Sands” when she smeared Paul as “RuPaul”, and since you clearly labeled Paul followers as a cult, I assumed you were one of those nasty left-wingers trying to keep the Paul supporters at home to hurt the chances of a GOP victory. Again, I merely asked you a question, You are the accuser.

          • OldDan

            Whoops! It was not Shelly Sands who smeared Ron Paul as a drag queen named “RuPaul”. It was “keysforpres”. Shelly merely smeared Paul as an anti-semite. My apologies.

    • OldDan

      According to Wikipedia, the 1981 attack by Israel on Iraq’s nuclear facility was strongly criticized around the world and Israel was rebuked by the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly in two separate resolutions.

      Ron Paul was one of only a handful of U.S. politicians who supported the Israeli attack. Therefore, is it logical to conclude that all the other U.S. politicians and the United Nations members who opposed the attack were the anti-semites?

      Your smear of Ron Paul is not only low-class, but it hurts the GOP cause. That type of smear is, however, a good strategy for the Obama campaign to keep the Ron Paul supporters at home. Are you an Obama supporter? Or just an ignorant fool?

      Here is Ron Paul on Israel:

      “I believe that Israel is one of our most important friends in the world. And the views that I hold have many adherents in Israel today. Two of the tenets of a true Zionist are “self-determination” and “self-reliance.” I do not believe we should be Israel’s master but, rather, her friend. We should not be dictating her policies and announcing her negotiating positions before talks with her neighbors have even begun. . .

      I am the one candidate who would respect Israel’s sovereignty and not try to dictate to her about how she should deal with her neighbors. I supported Israel’s right to attack the Iraqi nuclear reactor in the 1980s, and I opposed President Obama’s attempt to dictate Israel’s borders this year.”

  • Victory or Death

  • If anyone is looking for an alternative live stream I found one here:
    http://limev.com/urfav18

  • W.
  • W.

    What happened during the first Newt Gingrich segment with that Kraft guy suddenly appearing and clowning around?

  • nibblesyble

    Newt gives the best detailed answers. The problem with this type of forum, you have to stay and watch all of them to compare their answers. So I think I will take a shot of whiskey so I can bare to listen to Romney for the next 10 minutes..down it goes!

    • Nukeman60

      Sounds like you need health care to watch Romney. Perhaps Romneycare, I mean Obamacare, will cover that shot or two.

      • nibblesyble

        lol

    • Hear what your saying nibb.

  • Constance

    Ugh. I came in to see Romney… I just can’t like this guy. I’ll support him if he wins the primary, but I will be disappointed.

  • I’ll watch the whole thing later. Thanks for posting this.

  • My county is going Santorum. Unfortunately the coast is all Flopney. They’re mostly leftards over there.

  • W.

    Washington state is realllllly liberal. It’s the headquarters of feminazism. BIG womyn.

    • 3seven77

      Washington is beautiful but weird. Very, very weird.

  • “… a screwed up state”…

    Which Republican candidate will mention the snake in the BHObama regime?

    Creeping Sharia in the DOJ of BHObama –
    >> http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/al-qaeda-defense-atty-no-3-at-obama-doj/

    Paragraph #1 –

    “In a scary development, a major Obama fundraiser who defended a convicted al Qaeda terrorist will become the third highest ranking official at the Department of Justice (DOJ), which, ironically, is charged with defending the interests of the United States.”

    Art

  • W.

    Newt is planning to make it possible for military to use regular hospitals, get better treatment faster and not have to travel so far to get care. VA hospitals often are less well equipped.

  • MaxineCA

    I can’t stand listening to Romney. Nothing but “generalities” but no specifics as to how and when it could be done. I got really ticked off when the father asked if he would improve the benefits for our vets and he dodged the question, while appearing to be so sympathetic.

    • keyesforpres

      Yeah, he’s Mr. Platitudes. He looks like a guy you would cast in a Hollywood movie for the office of president, but not what we need for the real office. I get so sick of ppl saying he is the most electable.

      He lost to the guy who lost to Obozo….

      • Guest1776rcp

        Sing along…

        I’d rather have a frontal lobotomy
        than have Mitt Romney as the nominee

        I’ll have a bottle in front of me
        if Mitt Romney is the nominee.

      • 3seven77

        I think he looks like a really slick used car salesman.

        Can’t you just see him doing this commercial in a blue blazer…

        “Come on down to Romney motors! We’ve got new cars, used cars, big cars, small cars, electric cars, gas guzzlers and pickups! Do you need an SUV? We have this 2003 Hyundai Tucson, with 4-wheel drive, auto, air, and a roof rack you can strap a dog carrier to. Only 65,000 miles! If you come in and test drive today, we’ll give you a free oil change! Easy financing too! Come on in! Free hot dogs and chips for the kids!

        Romney Motors, located on the corner of Pandering and Platitude Avenues!”

        • keyesforpres

          I think he could do an ad for Grecian (sp?) formula as well.

  • grizzlyrising

    I used to look so forward to debates but even I’ve finally had enough. Stupid GOP voters voting for the big fake. Just don’t get it.

    • poljunkie

      I’ve grown tired of them too. The first 20 were good. Fun. But now, I am ready for the General.

      • Cindy09

        I agree! I am so weary of the infighting and the purity test!!

  • grizzlyrising

    PS, The Rightscoop has become a big favourite for me, love the site, thank you.

    • Nukeman60

      Welcome aboard. We look forward to your debates here.

      • grizzlyrising

        Thank you!

  • Sparky5253

    Romney is SOOO painful to watch. No specifics. Plastic. Phony. Dodgy. NEVER answers the questions in a succinct, precise manner.

    He can’t even get out a simple “yes” or “I will” when the Father of a wounded soldier asked Romney if he will keep or improve benefits for the military.

    Is this really the best man for President?

    • Constance

      In answer to your question – No. This is not the best man. This country can do far better. Apparently though, a whole bunch of voters in these primary states seem to think Romney’s the guy. Just like they thought McCain was the guy. And, look what happened. I guess there is just no cure for stupid.

    • W.

      Romney is nervous, stuttering, fluttering, anxious. I’m not sure he would hold together in a crisis.

    • c4pfan

      I won’t be voting for him.

  • W.

    Loved Newt’s closing statement. His competence makes me feel more confident of leadership….putting together a capable and honorable cabinet, answering the phone at 3AM.

    • I believed that Newt did have the best closing line of the three.

  • KenInMontana

    The one thing I took away from this forum was that no one there,not the panelists,the candidates or Huck really listened when Reagan said “Government isn’t the solution, Government is the problem”

  • W.

    The panel in closing remarks are not being fair to Newt Gingrich…pushing Romney and Santorum. It was not fair to give Romney points for compassion when they didn’t bring up the wounded veterans issue when he was there.

  • Some might think I’m biased but I thought Rick Santorum did great and the best at tonight’s Jobs Forum. His energy and answers to the questions really won me over.

    • Asian_chic

      Santorum knows what he’s talking about and even Gasparino agreed with you.

    • kim

      Glad to hear it. I gave up watching these and just scan the threads and look for highlights the next day.

    • nibblesyble

      That’s o.k. I am biased too…in other words Newt really won me over! hee hee

      • REHLV

        Went to see Tim Tebow tonight & he said something really interesting. He said most people do not like 10’s or 1’s. They always want them to be 5’s. So if you are a 10 most people will try to talk you down, tell you that you cannot achieve you dreams, discount you efforts, etc. However, what he found out is that most of those people either never tried to achieve great things, or just hate people who are successful. I could not help to think about Newt Gingrich. Everyone hates him because he is a 10, so they try to bring him down to a 5, or 4 to make him even with the rest of the herd.

        • c4pfan

          I love Tebow. I can’t stand Newt.

          • MaxineCA

            Why do you not like Newt? Maybe I’ve missed something.

        • c4pfan

          Where was this event?

          • REHLV

            The event was at Canyon Ridge Christian Church, in the city of Las Vegas. Sorry you can not stand Gingrich. I would love to know why?

        • 3seven77

          That is exactly what I was thinking today after the PCO at our caucus made some snide comments about Newt. I thought, “Newt makes you mad because he’s right and you know it and you can’t stand it.”

          There was a really telling line from Trent Lott in the PBS American Experience on Bill Clinton that was broadcast last week. Lott said that in the 80’s and early 90’s the Republicans in Congress were more than willing to be the minority party, just going along to get along, content with the crumbs they could get from the Democrats. But Newt changed all that. He shook up Washington and made people actually work at legislating. There were a lot of folks that didn’t like that and still resent Newt because of it.

    • REHLV

      Did you really mean to use the words “might think”?LOL

    • I agree. Overall, Santorum was sound and did not waiver when he was pushed hard on the bail out over the big banks. One thing about Santorum, you know where he stands, why he stands there, and he does not back down from that line he draws. The only drawback was his closing minute. Newt beat him there hands down.

      • cabensg

        Santorum, social conservative, fiscal liberal, novice at governing.

        That he can hold his own in a discussion doesn’t mean diddly when it comes to governing or being president of the United States.

        • And who exactly of the three has the governing expertise? The only thing Romney is good at so far is to stick his finger in the air and go the direction of the wind. That is not leadership.

          Romney continues to look uncomfortable speaking to us regular joes. This is a concern that all should have. By the way, your “fiscal liberal” is at best weak. He was one who helped with the welfare laws, stopping the banking fraud in the House and other issues. Yes, he voted for earmarks, none of the other candidates have their hands clean of this issue. Yes, he voted against a national Right to Work law; as a senator for PA I sadly get that, but as a presidential candidate he sees some possibility.

          If you are willng to overlook the sins of the other candidates and they all have them with Romney the dirtiest, Ron Paul, then Newt, and then Santorum IMHO. So who is “best” for you. Let’s hear what you have to say.

        • And who exactly of the three has the governing expertise? The only thing Romney is good at so far is to stick his finger in the air and go the direction of the wind. That is not leadership.

          Romney continues to look uncomfortable speaking to us regular joes. This is a concern that all should have. By the way, your “fiscal liberal” is at best weak. He was one who helped with the welfare laws, stopping the banking fraud in the House and other issues. Yes, he voted for earmarks, none of the other candidates have their hands clean of this issue. Yes, he voted against a national Right to Work law; as a senator for PA I sadly get that, but as a presidential candidate he sees some possibility.

          If you are willng to overlook the sins of the other candidates and they all have them with Romney the dirtiest, Ron Paul, then Newt, and then Santorum IMHO. So who is “best” for you. Let’s hear what you have to say.

          We can do this all day…

  • MaxineCA

    I’m so ticked off at FNC right now I shouldn’t even post a comment, but hey, that’s never stopped me before. I had to take some time to reflect. I saw Huckleberry on one of the FNC shows today promoting this forum. He said each candidate would get the same questions and would have equal and adequate time to respond. The person asked if there was anything that stood out and Huckleberry said the “compassion” by Romney, for the vet’s father, a side of Romney no one has seen before and then they showed the clip. What a freaking set up.

    Did they ask Newt about how he would improve care for our vets, NOOOOOO! He has a specific plan, but I guess Huckleberry didn’t want Newt to out stage Mitt.

    Did Romney answer the father’s question? NOOOOOOO! But he was so compassionate stating he has sons, blah, blah, blah. I was screaming at my TV, “how many of you sons have served”? Zero, zip, nada. Romney can save his phoney compassion. I’m not buying it.

    Rick, Rick, Rick – Calm down! Every time I watch him speak he’s so hyper it drives me crazy. It’s not very presidential nor does it give me much confidence. I like the guy, don’t get me wrong but I want a calm confident leader that represents all of us and not just the blue collar workers. He seems to be too reactionary and not the person I want to be in charge.

    That leaves Newt. The guy with a great plan, knows how to kick butt and get things done. I just don’t understand why his poll numbers aren’t better than they are.

    Rant off, at least for now.

    • Nukeman60

      I think the best way they could have done this format would have been to ask each candidate the exact same questions, tape it and show the answers one after the other, to compare them. As it was, I thought it was 3 mini shows, highlighting the individual candidate.

    • Actually, what they need to do is cut the elitists out of the loop, altogether. No more Huckaphony, no FOXNews, no CNN, no nothing. Debates should be conducted in quasi Lincoln-Douglas style by town halls. Instead of so-called professional talking heads and “journalists”, let Tea Parties and other citizens, even leftists, conduct the questioning. Each candidate gets the same question, and the moderator is nothing but a timekeeper. Within reason, candidates get to cross-talk each other, though not interrupt. Broadcasting would be done over the Internet, and if “news” outlets wanted to, they could attend, though they would have no rights to ask questions of anyone, or even speak in any formal capacity; if they want to do that, they can do it after the debate is over.

      • MaxineCA

        “Lincoln-Douglas style by town halls” – Isn’t that what Newt’s been proposing all along? I thought it was very cowardly for Mitt and Rick to back of future debates, especially in GA. But I guess that’s what we have right now. Nasty, dishonest politics.

        Unfortunately there are too many people that still watch, listen & believe everything they see in the lames stream (and I recently included Fox) and will be lead by the nose until our demise. Sad, but we can’t give up.

        • The GA debate and others were not of the Lincoln-Douglas style. The GA would have been another CNN and honestly do we really need to have another CNN debate?

          • MaxineCA

            Yes, I’m aware of that. I just thought it was interesting that they shut down the debate in Newt’s home state.

            • 3seven77

              I think once a debate is scheduled, it should go on with or without all the candidates. If Newt was the only one who was willing to debate in Georgia, then Newt would have had 90 minutes of air time to himself.

              I’ll bet if it was set up that way the other guys would show up whether they really wanted to be there or not.

      • W.

        No moderator – no opinion-shaping, manipulation, lies and propaganda afterward.

    • W.

      All the blogs have hundreds of little Romney demons typing nasty epithets and vile accusations about Newt. I’ve been there to refute them, but it would be a full-time job day in and day out.

      We must speak the truth and we must pray.

      Obama and Romney are ruthless and liars…both are really good at it.

      • MaxineCA

        Give me some links to the blog sites to which you are referring that are doing this. I’ve got lots of time on my hands and would be more than willing to take up the cause of setting the record straight. Of course I will be respectful and factual in honor of Andrew Breitbart.

        • W.

          Hi Maxine,

          Townhall.com
          Hotair.com
          Politico.com
          nationaljournal.com
          realclearpolitics.com

          If I remember any more, I’ll let you know.

          Thanks!

          • MaxineCA

            A lot of us have landed on TRS because the community is thoughtful and respectful, even when we might have some small disagreements or opinions. I go to many websites throughout the day but haven’t wasted time on the comments because so many are biased or even hateful. Maybe we’ve cuddled into our comfort zone here, but that really doesn’t get our voices or opinions out. It’s great to know that we’re not alone in how we feel, but it like preaching to the choir.

            Hopefully fellow Scoopers will rally and get our voices heard by posting our views all over the net.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            dailycaller.com

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          Go get yourself the “Breitbart is Here” avatar from IOTW like I did:

          http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=122670

          Let them all know you’re his warrior now. and you’re there to serve up some truth!

    • nibblesyble

      preach it sister!

  • ZiraCorneliusandLucius

    Objectively-speaking, it is obvious that a third party/option with a clear message and an even clearer moral identity is desperately needed, if the credibility of the conservative movement in American politics is to be maintained. “The GOP is broken beyond repair.” (Please see: http://loyaltoliberty.com/?p=939) As matters stand, we are all deceiving ourselves in our pathetic attempts to paper over cracks with these three excuses for conservatives.

    I wish all of you the best in life and that the Lord God bless you and show you His way.

    Goodbye.

    ZCL

    • W.

      Dont fall for it – a third party is a win for Obama.

  • TJ

    I tuned in via computer site giving feed on time for when Romney was on (unfortunately missed Newt)… was late when I learned of the forum tonight. Romney did not answer whether he would improve benefits to the man whose son died and did not answer the lady to her satisfaction (mine either) on how he intended to get things done with a divided congress (think the lady may have meant presuming it would still be that way).

    Rick, my choice, I felt did quite well, though it does sound like he is losing his voice.

    I felt Fox had the most emphasis post Huckaby show, acting like the candidate was inevitably going to be Romney and pronouncing doom and gloom for the other candidates. I sure hope they are wrong!

    • If Romney is the nominee I’m going to have to find a rock and crawl under it until election day.

      • TJ

        If Romney is the nominee, unless he gets himself a running mate who pledges to fight for marriage and the right of the unborn to live to hold untrustworthy Romney’s feet to the fire (so to speak) on these issues, I cannot in good conscience vote for him. Which means I would not vote for him in the general. Settling for RINOs whose records are wrong on hugely important moral issues will not cause more conservative candidates to be put forward in future. I feel like the left has crept into the right and is gaining ground.

  • Guest1776rcp

    Sing along…

    I’d rather have a frontal lobotomy
    than have Mitt Romney as the nominee

    I’ll have a bottle in front of me
    if Mitt Romney is the nominee.

    • nibblesyble

      Where have you been? haven’t seen any of your posts lately. Welcome back.

  • REHLV

    Just finished watching Huckabee. I found Santorums answers on social security interesting to say the least. We borrow money from China to pay the social security recipients? Really?

    That is just crazy talk.

    The money in the (OASI) Old Age Survivors Insurance by law must be invested daily in securities guaranteed by the US Federal Gov’t as to principal & Interest.

    We do not borrow money from China to pay social security to retired people.

    • Ariadnea

      I am not 100% sure on this, but as what I gather at the sides from many press releases during debt ceiling increase debate, Social security funds are diverted and used to finance payroll tax cut extension, jobless benefits, and funding for other social entitlements. How I wish I am wrong on this, and somebody will have a better answer.

  • Ariadnea

    Too bad I missed it, can somebody point me to a full video link for this most current Huckabee’s Presidential forum? Thanks!

  • It’s starting to look bleak in Ohio. Reuters/Ipsos poll March-4:
    Santorum 32% – Romney 32% – Gingrich 17% – Paul 6%

    Old polls show Tennessee Santorum +19.5 / Oklahoma Santorum +20.5

    I hope that story of Romney advising Obama to use individual mandates can damage him and crash his momentum… If not RCP National Average looks like some of the base are giving up and settling for Romney…

    • Is Santorum running some good ads there? He seems to be sitting on all that money that came in during February.

      Newt should pull out of Ohio and throw his support there to Rick. Rick should do the same in Georgia.

      After Tuesday these two camps need to get together and Sarah could help them do it.

    • nibblesyble

      If both Newt and Rick are fast in getting the message out via ads and surrogates ect, it should be a killer for Romney as Ohio on the whole has been against the indiv. mandate.

  • Been_There_BT
  • sjmom

    Unfotunately, I did not get to see all of it because I was out and about and did not get home in time, but I will try to see the rerun tonight.

    I doubt it will change my mind but I would like to hear what the candidates have to say about jobs.

  • anneinarkansas

    I watched this last night…he had a good panel…. it was informative.
    I like it when they can not go after each other.
    In my opinion Romney won.

  • CGpatriot

    Romney, Romney, Romney– I’m over-it already!!!

    Not to mention, his shady character, no scruples and phony to the core. The Establishment VIA: top momma dog Barbra Bush– loathes Newt & Sarah. So’ I’m sure we can throw the TP into the mix. So’ what can we do, when “we again” have the same tricks being played.

    It’s sad days in America when we have the Media/machine picking our candidates.

    You can bet, even “IF” Romney squeaks out a “WIN” in the General, nothing will change– it will be a stagnant, slow recovery– and more mud slinging from the left. Romney will cave on many issue’s.

    What exactly are Romney’s plan’s or solutions? Telling America what “they want” to hear.


    as alway’s, Newt comes out the winner!!! Why is America so inept not to see the person, with the gravitas to get thing’s done. just sayin………”

    • StNikao

      We must continue to patiently, stubbornly and fearlessly TELL THE TRUTH as Breitbart did, as Bill Whittle and Newt and Santorum do as Scripture reveals, as Jesus taught and commanded.

      “Speaking the Truth in Love.” (Exodus 18:21, Joshua 24:14, II Corinthians 6:7, Ephesians 4:2-)15

      Motivated by love, love for God, love for other human beings.

      No matter the cost.

      No matter what.

      The truth will set us free and will set them free as well.

      John 8:32, Romans 10:17

      The truth often hurts and makes us angry first, but afterward, it yeilds the fruit of righteousness and peace. (Hebrews 12:11)

      • CGpatriot

        Deo Volente’ my friend……..Thankyou.

  • mjs_28s

    I am getting tired of presidential elections that are a vote for the lesser of two evils.

    Way too many people are being swayed by everyone else’s opinions and buying into the crap of who is the best at debate or who has more charisma than the other guy, etc. For crying out loud, the people who are now regretting their vote for Obama clearly fell for it as B.O. proudly talked about how he would mess things up while plucking the strings that made people feel good. Nothing that we have now is a suprise at all.

    Same with state reps. Seriously, how the heck does someone like Nancy P. get elected?

    Just make sure that whom ever you consider think about the long term and not how you may benefit or be hurt in the short term. It’s not about you today, its about your future and sucessive generations long after you are gone.

  • I was very pleased with Newt’s answers. They were clear, concise and contained substance. Romney sounded fake as usual and little Ricky Santorum just isn’t Presidential.

    • 2ndbenson2

      I was glad Newt was on first I couldn’t handle listening to the other two. Nothing new to me that Gingrich said but I hope people tune in on TV and decide to support Newt before Super Tuesday.

      I know it’s ridiculous that people base their vote on hearing an interview but if that’s what they’re going to do I hope they at least see the sense that Newt makes and vote for him.

      If I was a billionaire I’d do a commercial that told them to do their frickin homework like I did.

  • It’s a puppet show. You need to research the candidates, not just hear each of them say nearly the same things in a show. Do your homework. Many bad leaders could and have made the same statements. Virtue, history, economic trends – accounting for what they have done and what they have said they have done in the past. The “anybody but Obama” attitude is pathetic and wrong.

  • FreeManWalking

    This format was about as insightful into the ideas, make-op or qualifications of these men, as judging the best athlete by watching one shot put, one throw a javelin and the other throw a discus.

    I thought in the beginning they said they expected specific answers, which I thought both Rick and Newt complied with direct and specific answers, while Romney again spoke in generalities.

    Romney was ask what he would do to get government out of his way? His answer was to “make America an attractive place to do business”, “the best thing he could do for his customers was to get them better jobs”. Wha wha Whaaat how is that specific.

    I also found it peculiar that Romney was the only one that was ask very emotional questions by 2 of the men on the panel.

    I do not see how Romney stood out in any of their minds. One of the comment praising Romney was how compassionate and sincere he was answering the question the men ask in reference to the son’s they lost in war. I’m sorry but this when they praised Romney it seemed like a set up to show a compassionate side to Romney.

  • Ariadnea

    After listening to this, I still could not understand, why Romney?

  • For all of you Romney haters, brace yourself! Romney is winning and will win OH on Tuesday. He will be the GOP nominee so get use to it!

  • susanlou

    I have to say, I am a Romney fan, but I can get behind any of these men. Who ever gets the nomination, we need to get behind him all the way to remove Obama from the white house.

  • susanlou

    Thanks Huckabee for a nice forum.