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Duncan Hunter -- Orlando Debate Highlights
YouTube ^ | 10-22-07 | YouTube

Posted on 10/22/2007 1:28:15 PM PDT by WalterSkinner

Highlights of Duncan Hunter at the Orlando, Fl presidential debate


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; duncanhunter; elections; president

Duncan Hunter Orlando Debate


1 posted on 10/22/2007 1:28:20 PM PDT by WalterSkinner
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To: pissant; RasterMaster; Calpernia; Paperdoll; AuntB
Highlights of last nights debate — Thanks to Raster for his work and assistance—BUMP
2 posted on 10/22/2007 1:31:32 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

Bump’n Duncan


3 posted on 10/22/2007 1:33:19 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: WalterSkinner

Full Hunter transcript. Four (FOUR!) responses in a 90-minute debate.

CAMERON: Congressman Hunter?
Some pretty sensitive issues: gay marriage, abortion. And Tom Tancredo with the highest rankings. Is he the right conservative? And are these issues that are — the Republican Party is in danger of not being conservative enough and losing track and losing connection with its principles?

HUNTER: Well, Carl, you’ve been dividing the party for the last 10 minutes, so let me — let me say something that I think unites them.

This is a historic venue.

(APPLAUSE)

You know, 300 miles off this coast is a place where another party, once a great party, the Democrat Party, lost its identity. And that’s when, in 1961, the Cuban freedom fighters were struggling with a toehold on the beach, trying to take back Cuba from Castro and a Democrat president with an aircraft carrier sitting a few miles offshore said we will not help the freedom fighters.

And a thousand miles away from there is El Salvador, where a Republican president, Ronald Reagan, hung tough, brought freedom to El Salvador.

HUNTER: And you know something? Today, they are fighting side by side with our guys in Iraq.

(APPLAUSE)

We’re the party of freedom.

(APPLAUSE)

CAMERON: I’m not so sure I shouldn’t get 30 seconds to rebut as to whether I’m dividing their party...

HUNTER: Thanks for the question, Carl.

HUME: Well, thank you very much, Congressman Hunter.


GOLER: Governor, I think one of the aspects of your plan required individuals to provide their own health insurance, and I think Congressman Hunter wants to talk to you about that.

HUNTER: Yes. Wendell, I think the governor’s plan goes in exactly the wrong direction, because while it allows for private health insurance, it has lots of mandates.

He has a good piece of those 1,000 or so mandates that drive up the cost of health care. That means that every single plan in the governor’s state has to have certain things.

HUNTER: It’s got to have, for example, fertility coverage. Well, what if you’re 90 years old? We may appreciate Governor Romney’s optimism...

(LAUGHTER)

... but you may not need fertility coverage.

Those 1,000 mandates that we have throughout the States, where we do have mandated health insurance plans, is driving up the cost of health care by about 35 percent. We need freedom. We need to allow people to buy their health care across state lines. That will bring down the cost of health care.

(APPLAUSE)


HUME: Congressman Hunter?

HUNTER: You know, Brit, one thing we need with this smaller generation that’s coming up, that’s going to have to carry these massive loads — economic loads and security loads — is bigger paychecks.

You take a $75,000-a-year job, and you move it to China, and that guy gets a $20,000-a-year job, the amount of money that he or she contributes to Medicare and Social Security falls off the cliff.

Now, we’ve lost over 3 million high-paying manufacturing jobs in the last five years because we haven’t insisted on a level playing field with out competitors. They all get their taxes rebated to their manufacturers. American manufacturers pay double taxes.

HUNTER: And for that reason, we’ve got a trade deficit with countries that have higher labor rates than we have.

Now, what we’re going to have to do is demand a level playing field. That means that we’re going to — I think we should involve ourselves in what I call mirror trade, and that means that if another country is charging us a 19 percent tariff, we’re going to hold up a mirror, and they’re going to see it when their goods come into our country.

(APPLAUSE)

HUME: Congressman, do you really...

HUNTER: Leveling the playing field.

(APPLAUSE)

HUME: ... do you really think we can solve the Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs with trade policy?

HUNTER: Let me give you one statistic, Brit. We have a $161 billion deficit this year. We have an $800 billion trade deficit. And that is closely linked with the ability to take care of our seniors, to take care of Medicare, and to pay Social Security, absolutely.


CAMERON: Congressman Hunter, did you have a comment there?

HUNTER: Yes, just one comment.

You know, President Putin did give us one opening, and I think we should exploit it. And that is that he offered to work with us on sea-based missile defenses. The throat of the — of missiles launched from Iran at western Europe would go over the Black Sea.

HUNTER: I think we should undertake an initiative with Putin’s people and discuss the prospects of putting our Aegis missile defense cruisers in the Black Sea, ask them if they’re interested in an partnership that would protect Western Europe, also protect us.

But, lastly, you know last month, we had a successful intercept above the Pacific Ocean with a missile coming out from Alaska with an interceptor coming up from Vandenberg. And we hit it 100 miles above the surface of the Earth. That was a demonstration of the new success of what Ronald Reagan started with missile defense. We’ve got to keep missile defense strong.

(APPLAUSE)


4 posted on 10/22/2007 1:33:43 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: WalterSkinner

Every conservative in this country should stand behind Duncan Hunter as President of the United States.


5 posted on 10/22/2007 1:34:27 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: freekitty

The others want to debate him; but can’t because it will bring attention to him; and take away from their lies.


6 posted on 10/22/2007 1:35:30 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: CounterCounterCulture; WalterSkinner

Thanks for posting these things. I’m on a low bandwidth connection, so the transcript really helps.

B4DH. Please pray for him and his family. He really is the best one in the race and our country needs someone of his calibre to be president.


7 posted on 10/22/2007 1:40:51 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.))
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To: WalterSkinner

What an awful set of questions they gave him.

No policy questions, nothing.

I kept flipping back to the debate last night and all I ever saw was Rudy or Mitt. I think I saw Fred once.

I just didn’t have the attention span to watch the entire thing last night.


8 posted on 10/22/2007 1:43:14 PM PDT by Gvl_M3 (Sometimes, you have to stand up for yourself, even if it doesn't look "Compassionate.")
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To: Kevmo
..sorry Kev

With all the multimedia stuff on the web you almost need a T1 line these days...

9 posted on 10/22/2007 1:43:20 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; WalterSkinner

Thank you both for getting Hunter exposure.


10 posted on 10/22/2007 1:49:42 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant
..I hadn't noticed until this AM

We got embedded on DH's website--no wonder that Dearborn debate is being deluged by viewers...

11 posted on 10/22/2007 1:54:06 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: pissant

12 posted on 10/22/2007 1:54:15 PM PDT by Califreak (Duncan Hunter-no clothespin necessary!)
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To: Califreak

..excellent


13 posted on 10/22/2007 1:57:33 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Gvl_M3

I kept flipping back to the debate last night and all I ever saw was Rudy or Mitt. I think I saw Fred once.

I noticed the same, I’m beginning to think Foxnew’s wants Rooty. Definitely so with Hannity - a Foxnews man also.


14 posted on 10/22/2007 1:57:43 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: WalterSkinner

Thanks, Walter! Duncan Hunter - mature, presidential, and right on! Of course the trade imbalance and high trade deficit with China affects the revenues for SS and Medicare! Our manufacturers have taken the good jobs off shore. Rep. Hunter has a solid solution to bring them home, thus buoy up the middle class again to restore those revenues. If Brit Hume cannot fathom that, he is another scripted empty suit.

Next to come may be China’s nationalization of all corporations located there. Would not surprise me in the least.


15 posted on 10/22/2007 2:11:42 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: WalterSkinner

Duncan Hunter is the best of the lot. He is right on all the issues and a wonderful human being. If he does not get some traction, he will have to drop out. Hopefully, he will be in the next cabinet as Secretary of Defense or Vice President.

I love the man.


16 posted on 10/22/2007 2:15:11 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: WalterSkinner; All

Everyone: Bump for Duncan Hunter in the latest FR poll:

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=196;results=1


17 posted on 10/22/2007 2:31:13 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.))
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To: sasportas

..Hannity has been in the bag for Rudy for a long time


18 posted on 10/22/2007 2:36:10 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner; RasterMaster

Thanks to both of you.

And I love Hunter’s sense of humor.


19 posted on 10/22/2007 2:37:17 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Paperdoll
Next to come may be China’s nationalization of all corporations located there. Would not surprise me in the least

If we continue with our support of Taiwan, this could happen...

20 posted on 10/22/2007 2:37:56 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

“..Hannity has been in the bag for Rudy for a long time”

Hannity was also big on Arnold, and look how that turned out.


21 posted on 10/22/2007 2:38:40 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Sun

..in ‘03 there was an outbreak of “Arnold Fever” which is a strain of RINOitis—there were a few of us out here who didn’t catch it—Tom McClintock would have made a great governor...


22 posted on 10/22/2007 2:43:56 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

I wish Tom McClintock won!

Even though I’m not from CA, I did get a Californian to vote for him, btw. :)


23 posted on 10/22/2007 3:22:20 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Sun

Excellent. God bless ya. :-)


24 posted on 10/22/2007 3:24:22 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Only real conservatives need apply. RINOs disqualified from consideration.)
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To: WalterSkinner

On The Issues....duncanHunter_logo

FAIR & EQUITABLE TRADE

Fair Trade, Not Free Trade = Jobs / Packed House in Mission Valley

China Cheating  on Trade / America is a GREAT Nation

SECOND AMENDMENT

Glen & Helen Show / CA Bullet Serialization / A Keyboard and a .45 /Armed & Free

ECONOMY & TAXES

Address to Fair Tax Rally 05-15-07 / Address to CPAC / Fiscal Conservativism

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

Iraq Resolution / Hunter vs. Democrats / Surge is Working

Senate Amnesty Bill / Amnesty Fails / Amnesty Fails Again  / Hunter Vs. Murtha

LEGAL REFORM

Gonzales Firings / Pardon Scooter? / ”Fairness” Doctrine

Border Agents Compean & Ramos / Defending Border Agents

ENDORSEMENTS

Appeal to Conservatives / General Chuck Yeager / Conservative Voice

Ann Coulter / Magnificent! / Favorite

Announcement – Part 1 & Part 2 / Music Video On the Road to the Oval Office

Conservative Case / A Fresh Face / Blog Collection / Constitution Party / Grassroots HQ

EDUCATION

No Child Left Behind

HEALTHCARE

Ronald Reagan Health Care / ‘National’ HealthCare / “One step closer to socialism”

IMMIGRATION

Border Enforcement is Homeland Security / NAFTA / Secure Border

Building a Fence / “Jobs Americans won’t do”? / Wake Up America 07-19-07

Enforce the Law / No Amnesty / Party of One / Ted Hayes

SAFETY & SECURITY

Dubai Ports / Cooking with Hunter / War On Terror / To America’s Critics / JFK Plot

Mark Steyn on 1986 Amnesty / Firefighter’s Forum / CSIS Forum / Katrina Summit

FAITH & VALUES

Blogs for Life / Judicial Appointments / Right to Life Rally / Hunter's Faith

Terri Shaivo / Mt. Soledad Cross  - Flyer / Roe vs. Wade / Hate Crimes

INTERVIEWS

Dennis Miller (June 1st – 3rd Hour) / Michael Illions

Roger Hedgecock (4/6, 4/24, 4/25, 6/8, 6/29, 7/2, 7/17, 7/19)

Laura Ingraham – Part 1 & Part 2 / Steve Malzberg 06-19-07

Brian Preston – Hot Air / William Gheen - ALIPAC

WRKO Pundit Review Radio / Polipundit Radio / Tom McLaughlin

Kevin McCullough – Musclehead Revolution / John Hawkins

NHPR’s Laura Knoy on The Exchange / Irving Baxter

WESH – Orlando (Conversation with the Candidate) / Wolf Blitzer

 Hardball 07-30-2007 / Hardball - Al Sharpton / George Stephanopolis

 Charlie Rangel – Part 1 & Part 2 / Dennis Kucinich – Part 1 & Part 2

Glenn Beck / JD Hayworth 1 & 2 / Tom McLaughlin / Neil Cavuto

DEBATES

Reagan Library 05-03-07 / After Interview

South Carolina 05-15-07 / Fox Interview

New Hampshire 06-05-07 / Spin Room - NH/ Lynne Hunter

Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum 06-30-07

Iowa 08-05-07 / Hunter vs Paul / After the Debate / De Moines 07-06-07

POLLS

Hunter Beats McCain / Maricopa County, Arizona 01-13-07

Spartanburg, South Carolina 03-01-07 / SC GOP Conventions 04-16-07

Anderson County, South Carolina 04-17-07 / Free Republic / Coryell, Tx / Texas Win

ADDITIONAL AUDIO & VIDEOS

Young Republicans - Part1 - Part2 - Part3 / Texas Straw Poll Speech

Core Principles / BIG STORY WEEKEND with Julie Bandaras / Latest Articles

Brian & the Judge: 01-10-2007 / 02-08-2007 / 03-12-2007/ Cost of WH Run

The Right Balance hosted by Greg Allen / Still in the Race / Duncan D. Hunter

 


25 posted on 10/22/2007 4:54:01 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Pinkbell

fyi


26 posted on 10/22/2007 10:57:18 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Sun

I’m tired of the media trying to tell us who to vote for by giving certain candidates more time than others, like the others are not as qualified. Give all the candidates equal time, and let the people decide!


27 posted on 10/23/2007 2:02:14 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: Pinkbell

“I’m tired of the media trying to tell us who to vote for by giving certain candidates more time than others, like the others are not as qualified. Give all the candidates equal time, and let the people decide!”

Well stated!

I wish a TRUE CONSERVATIVE & FAIR media would emerge. Fox News isn’t it, as demonstrated by the unfair time that Duncan Hunter received in this debate.


28 posted on 10/23/2007 9:49:22 AM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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