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Republican Presidential Debate #1 - May 5, 2011 - Greenville, South Carolina (Live Thread)

Posted on 05/05/2011 5:08:20 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

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To: HollyB

Allen West just took Alan Grayson’s seat (I hope he had it sanitized before sitting on it). He’ll probably stay there for a while before thinking about running. Or maybe he’ll go to the Senate.


51 posted on 05/05/2011 6:29:46 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: All

Johnson wants to abolish corporate income tax. Incoherent on unemployment benefits.


52 posted on 05/05/2011 6:30:02 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: All

Ron Paul is a nutjob.


53 posted on 05/05/2011 6:30:28 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: Captain Kirk

Wrong, I don’t actually have a candidate yet, staying open minded until we see who declares.


54 posted on 05/05/2011 6:30:37 PM PDT by Sammie42 (Barack has got us baroke)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

He was governor of New Mexico.


55 posted on 05/05/2011 6:31:02 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

BTT,
So far Cain is the only one of that group I trust.


56 posted on 05/05/2011 6:31:08 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: LibLieSlayer

LOL!
Yup,


57 posted on 05/05/2011 6:31:08 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: newzjunkey

Illegal immigration is where he’s really incoherent.


58 posted on 05/05/2011 6:31:20 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: newzjunkey
"orange tie ?"

Greenville is Clemson country.

59 posted on 05/05/2011 6:31:45 PM PDT by buckalfa (Confused and Bewildered With a Glass Half Empty)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

‘who is this Johnson character?’

Former Governor of New Mexico, in some ways more libertarian than Paul, although more presentable.


60 posted on 05/05/2011 6:31:54 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: wastedyears

Maybe so, but dag... I can only hope.


61 posted on 05/05/2011 6:31:54 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Gary Johnson is just another Paultard pothead


62 posted on 05/05/2011 6:32:04 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Wow seeing Nikki Haley in attendance was the high point for me so far.


63 posted on 05/05/2011 6:32:13 PM PDT by redk
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To: mnehring

I like Cain and Santorum!!!


64 posted on 05/05/2011 6:32:30 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I’m liking Cain’s answers.


65 posted on 05/05/2011 6:32:30 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: All

Cain on gas prices: energy independence plan. Drill here, drill now. Speculators will drive prices down, not up.


66 posted on 05/05/2011 6:32:47 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: redk

she is attacking Obozo back strong!!!


67 posted on 05/05/2011 6:33:38 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: ejdrapes; All

Ron Paul blames America for terrorist attacks on this country.

Ron Paul rated 35% by the NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action.

Ron Paul rated 38% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights.

Ron Paul voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Ron Paul opposes the death penalty on both state and federal levels.

Ron Paul wants to repeal all drug laws.

Ron Paul voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers.

And the list goes on.

Ron Paul is a loon.


68 posted on 05/05/2011 6:33:56 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long history of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Hint to Mister Pawlenty:

In Naval Nuclear Power School sometimes you'd get a test back and somewhere on it would be scrawled in large letters

ATFQ

which stands for 'Answer The (um) Full (cough) Question.'

69 posted on 05/05/2011 6:34:06 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Steelers6
"switch over after American Idol to watch the debate, I’m thinking Jacob will be voted off. I would be shocked if it’s Lauren or Scott."

I am thinking it will be Pawlenty who will be voted off.
70 posted on 05/05/2011 6:35:05 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: newzjunkey

Pawlenty sounded good on Obamacare.


71 posted on 05/05/2011 6:35:23 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

LOL...


72 posted on 05/05/2011 6:35:56 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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Pawlenty give a softball on RomneyCare. Comments on Obama's broken promises.

Santorum asked about Medicare Part D (he voted for it). Questioner said he regretted the vote but now Santorum wants to replicate that experience. What? Flip-flop-flip.

73 posted on 05/05/2011 6:35:57 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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Saw a great quote on FaceBook

"If Ron Paul was so anti-torture, he'd stop talking."

74 posted on 05/05/2011 6:35:57 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: HollyB
My understanding is he's going to seek re-election for his office.
75 posted on 05/05/2011 6:36:48 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I know I just read an interview today where she was asked how much of the Boeing situation is Omememe’s fault and she simply said “all of it”. looooove her.
76 posted on 05/05/2011 6:37:17 PM PDT by redk
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To: mnehring

So Paul is “torturing” you with his pro-liberty ideas???? Thansk for the good news!


77 posted on 05/05/2011 6:37:37 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: South40
That's hilarious. ;-)
78 posted on 05/05/2011 6:37:41 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: mnehring
"If Ron Paul was so anti-torture, he'd stop talking."

lol!

79 posted on 05/05/2011 6:37:51 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long history of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Captain Kirk

Pro-Liberty- Ha Ha. Cheese eating surrender monkey more like it.


80 posted on 05/05/2011 6:38:53 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: lonevoice
Wow, that is a major disappointment. He was the one I had highest hope for in this group of five.
81 posted on 05/05/2011 6:40:05 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I am so proud that I have already voted for Herman Cain once and expect to do it again without hesitation.


82 posted on 05/05/2011 6:40:29 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: South40

Low marks from organizations we don’t like is the evidence you use to call Ron Paul a loon?

He’s crazy because organizations we don’t like don’t like him, but it’s possible those organizations could like him even less?

And that makes him crazy? Not unpopular enough with Leftist groups.

I’d take those off your list.


83 posted on 05/05/2011 6:40:29 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: MagnoliaB

Are you sure you like his answers, or is it just that full rich baritone voice that sounds very commanding?

Just kidding but the voice demands an audience, he is shallow on the answers because he is telling the truth.


84 posted on 05/05/2011 6:40:34 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Dimmitude, get used to it.)
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To: mnehring

Well hem the Loyal Opposition is the opposition we are screwed. RP!


85 posted on 05/05/2011 6:40:57 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: wastedyears

Nope Daniel Webster toke Grayson’s seat he is my congressman.


86 posted on 05/05/2011 6:41:10 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: redk
You know what Nikki said today? She said that if you are not debating in SC tonight, that you will not be president in 2013. Now not only is that ludicrous due to this early date... but this is far less than a slate of candidates. This is rupert murdoch and roger ailes helping obama by forcing these debates far too early in the game. This helps dims and obama in many ways... mainly that America will see this stage tonight and think that this is the best that we have... and it is truly a disgusting lot. Cain was looking strong but I will not support anyone that is so pro on suppressing truth and putting the feelings of our enemies over our rights. Santorum is a no go... spent months listening to him poor himself into Bill Bennett's mic on Morning in America and he is a solid rino leftist. Man that is one pi$$ poor bunch... and Cain praising obama for bin laden and approving of his censorship... that took him out of contention for me.

LLS

87 posted on 05/05/2011 6:41:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: sneakers

I am really pleased with these responses. Good group if you ask me.


88 posted on 05/05/2011 6:41:19 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: mnehring; Captain Kirk

‘Pro-Liberty- Ha Ha. Cheese eating surrender monkey more like it.’

He might be a traitor, but he is probably just nuts.


89 posted on 05/05/2011 6:41:32 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: truthfreedom
I’d take those off your list.

Have at it. I'll happily leave them on.

90 posted on 05/05/2011 6:41:48 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long history of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: itsahoot
I'm always partial to an unapologetic capitalist.
91 posted on 05/05/2011 6:42:32 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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Cain is a true believer in the fair tax. He was on Boorz today.


92 posted on 05/05/2011 6:43:54 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month...April.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“She said that if you are not debating in SC tonight, that you will not be president in 2013”

Can you provide a direct quote and link?


93 posted on 05/05/2011 6:43:54 PM PDT by redk
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Wallace’s question was an apple & oranges.

Either raise the debt limit or abolish Obamacare?

==

[Obamacare is part of what is breaking the debt limit.]


94 posted on 05/05/2011 6:44:17 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: redk

Fox news radio on XM Patriot channel, on my way home from work.

LLS


95 posted on 05/05/2011 6:45:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: wastedyears

Allen West did not take Gayson’s congressional seat. Daniel Webster did that. Allen West is in a congressional district further south.


96 posted on 05/05/2011 6:45:20 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: South40

Ron Paul is a loon! I will second that!


97 posted on 05/05/2011 6:46:24 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: cornfedcowboy

Cain - Fair Tax question! He knows what he’s talking about! I like his confidence. You are right - some very good responses from this group as a whole.


98 posted on 05/05/2011 6:46:29 PM PDT by sneakers ("Obama is like the dog that chased a car and caught it. Now he doesn't know what to do with it.")
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To: redk

I believe Hannity has everyone on after the debate tonight and he also mentioned it at the end of his program today.

LLS


99 posted on 05/05/2011 6:46:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: reegs; All

sorry I joined this late - Bret said it’s live streaming on FNC’s website.


100 posted on 05/05/2011 6:47:51 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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