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CNN, Tea Party Express to Host First-Ever Tea Party Debate, Sept. 12
CNN ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | CNN

Posted on 09/08/2011 10:03:15 PM PDT by Clairity

CNN and the Tea Party Express, along with more than 100 local tea party groups from every state across the country, will team up Monday, September 12 to present a first-of-its-kind debate from the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention: Tampa, Florida. Eight Republican presidential contenders will face questions from moderator and lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer during the two-hour event, which will air live on CNN from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. from the Florida State Fairgrounds. The debate will focus on a wide-range of topics, including the role, size and scope of government, with a specific emphasis on issue number one to tea party members and all Americans: the economy.

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Tea party members will also be allowed to ask questions.
1 posted on 09/08/2011 10:03:27 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

CNN/Tea Party? When is the Pravda/Heritage Foundation debate?


2 posted on 09/08/2011 10:06:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Clairity

I am disgusted with “Republican” debates hosted by MSNBC/CNN. They aren’t debates, they are just nonstop hate attacks.

I also don’t have much use for whomever in the “Tea Party Express” is being paid by CNN to lend their name to this.


3 posted on 09/08/2011 10:09:13 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Clairity

Wolff Blitzer represents the Tea Party Express?


4 posted on 09/08/2011 10:12:39 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Clairity

Hmmm, is the Tea Party going to submit the questions, instead of allowing Blitzer free reign?


5 posted on 09/08/2011 10:21:37 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: iowamark

This sounds so made to order for Sarah Palin. Tea Party Express, Tampa, Fla. CNN. It was CNN that broadcasted Sarah’s Iowa speech. “.....you won’t be able to miss it.” Is something up?


6 posted on 09/08/2011 10:23:47 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: iowamark; jimrob
I am disgusted with “Republican” debates hosted by MSNBC/CNN. They aren’t debates, they are just nonstop hate attacks.

Here's an idea: Have a reliably Conservative organization (Free Republic springs instantly to mind, of course) handle the presentation and format of the debate. Then broadcast it on a widely-available outlet such as EWTN, Daystar or Trinity.

Although I have no idea of the logistics that would be involved, it would result in an objective, intelligent debate instead of the sideshow we've seen thus far from the lamestream media. And, yes, that includes the horrific debacle from Fox and the snide Chris Wallace a few weeks ago.

Can you imagine the authentic understanding we'd discern about each candidate if Jim Robinson were to lead a hand-picked panel? Instead of the infotainment circus that we are subjected to, there would a real focus on the issues.

7 posted on 09/08/2011 10:25:09 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YTF is the Commie News network involved? ALL of their hosts have made disparaging remarks against the Tea Party? Whose idiotic idea was this?


8 posted on 09/08/2011 10:28:47 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m starting to think MSNBC and CNN know how 2012 is going to go. Not as stupid as I thought they were.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 10:38:49 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: Clairity

sleeping with the enemy....man what a stupid idea.. what do these guys think they are..Republican ruling elite


10 posted on 09/08/2011 10:46:05 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: Clairity
Tea Party sponsored debate with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
It will look just like the MSNBC "debate."
11 posted on 09/08/2011 11:35:18 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When is the Pravda/Heritage Foundation debate?

Right after the Granma/Hoover Institute debate -- in Havana. Fidel and Hugo will moderate.

12 posted on 09/09/2011 12:54:02 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
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To: BfloGuy

And shame on the Tea Party Express for allowing CNN to choose who participates and who does not. Allowing Jon Huntsmann and Rick Santorum to debate while excluding Thad McCotter is WRONG.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 3:13:59 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: iowamark

CNN looking for a sound bite they can run for the whole campaign season


14 posted on 09/09/2011 3:33:16 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: iowamark

It’s so blatantly out there. Not one Republican should let them get away with their propaganda. They are nothing but a mouthpiece for 0bama and the Demonrat machine. Palin seems to be the only one who has dared to go there. Same old, same old.


15 posted on 09/09/2011 3:56:42 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: max americana

We are living in the Twilight Zone.


16 posted on 09/09/2011 3:57:37 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: WVNan

Is there something wrong with that?


17 posted on 09/09/2011 3:58:12 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Clairity

So the Sons of Bithches,Barbarians ,Terrorists,Hamas and Hobbitts will be appearing on CNN,Hey Obama heres your chance,send in Seal Team 6, you can round them up in one fell swoop!


18 posted on 09/09/2011 4:00:11 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Clairity

So the Sons of Bithches,Barbarians ,Terrorists,Hamas and Hobbitts will be appearing on CNN,Hey Obama heres your chance,send in Seal Team 6, you can round them up in one fell swoop!


19 posted on 09/09/2011 4:01:31 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Clairity
CNN and Tea Party?

Pass.

20 posted on 09/09/2011 4:13:26 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Clairity

I agree with the Tea Party principles but when Tea Party Express stops spamming my inbox with hundreds and hundreds of emails, I might take the organization seriously.


21 posted on 09/09/2011 4:23:51 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Clairity
I agree with the Tea Party principles but when Tea Party Express stops spamming my inbox with hundreds and hundreds of emails, I might take the organization seriously.

Are they picking on me personally or are they spamming everybody that way?

22 posted on 09/09/2011 4:25:00 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Clairity

This should be renamed,Monday Night CNN hosts the Sons of Bithches,Barbarians and terrorists debate!


23 posted on 09/09/2011 4:27:28 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Lol!


24 posted on 09/09/2011 4:34:40 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: Clairity

I hope there’s tea partiers outside protesting CNN.


25 posted on 09/09/2011 4:53:47 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Clairity

CNN.Tea party? Did ya ever think you would see this?It was not long ago the tea party was reported by them to be fake astro turf, nazi freaks.


26 posted on 09/09/2011 6:22:25 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: TwoSwords

no and they won’t admit out loud that MSNBC got high ratings during the GOP debate then lost the ratings boost when Maddow came on.I for one am glad Newt will be there to stop they’re foul play questions.If Newt does nothing else this is serving his country well.


27 posted on 09/09/2011 6:27:15 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

why? They would be better serving to go in and ask questions being that they are on the marquee.Keep your enemies close.


28 posted on 09/09/2011 6:29:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: mylife

No, CNN/Tea Party Express.CNN wants just ONE night of good ratings plus they want to fry Perry but Newt and Perry won’t let them.


29 posted on 09/09/2011 6:32:17 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: WVNan

It’s a debate for candidates only.


30 posted on 09/09/2011 6:32:56 AM PDT by magritte
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To: cumbo78

They like Huntsman and Santorum because they have no chance of winning and they take good time from others.

That said, it might be fun to watch McCotter in a debate.


31 posted on 09/09/2011 6:38:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: mylife

Wolfie’s group is “the Tea Party Express Lane to Hell”.

Founded by Maxine


32 posted on 09/09/2011 6:41:10 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Clairity
I just got an advance leak of the questions Wolf will be asking:

  1. Tea Party members are as racist as the KKK. Can you elaborate on why that is?
  2. It's obvious that the only objection to Obama is the fact that he's colored. Can you explain this phenomenon?
  3. Can you tell us why you substitute the words "Respecting the Constitution" for "Crushing Minorities and Women", when it is is obvious you mean the latter?
  4. Capitalism is another method used to oppress minorities. Would you like to expound on why Communism is vastly superior to Capitalism in every way?
  5. U mad bro? Y u mad?
  6. Obama single-handedly saved our economy. Would you like to expound on how you would even get CLOSE to his greatness?
  7. Why are you such haters, in the Tea Party? Haven't you ever sought therapeutic treatment for your deranged hate?
  8. The Teamsters have recently said that they intend to line up in squads and start killing Tea Party members. Why do you, in the Tea Party, motivate (and thusly cause) this violence? Have you no shame at all?

33 posted on 09/09/2011 6:49:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: Clairity
Look for Rick Perry to do better this time. He was, evidently, not prepared very well for the last debate and was blind-sided by the left leaning moderators and even by Mitt Romney: "The governor of Texas before you created more jobs in Texas than you've created Governor."
That was the beginning of a pretty bad night for Rick Perry.
34 posted on 09/09/2011 7:02:15 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL!! That is funny!


35 posted on 09/09/2011 7:03:34 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: indylindy

That said, it might be fun to watch McCotter in a debate
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Oh, hell yeah!!!


36 posted on 09/09/2011 7:07:21 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Clairity; All

OK Freepers, don’t get your panties in a wad. Only political junkies will be watching this Debate. I mean, people are going to give up Monday Night Football for this??? I DON’T THINK SO!!!


37 posted on 09/09/2011 7:10:33 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Nope. I just got this crazy idea that maybe CNN is pushing Sarah for some reason. They began to say nice things about her after the Iowa fair. They are running her speeches. They are co-hosting a Tea Party debate......just wondering.


38 posted on 09/09/2011 7:42:35 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: magritte

I know, but I’m keeping an eye on that radio program in AK this week. Sarah was invited. Wouldn’t I love to see her walk out on the stage and say “I am announcing my run for the presidency of the U.S.A.” She said we can’t miss it.


39 posted on 09/09/2011 7:46:24 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: Clairity
What is wrong with Conservatives? 1st the Reagan Library goes to MSNBC now Tea part is letting CNN moderate?

How about having Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glen Beck moderate instead?

40 posted on 09/09/2011 8:09:56 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This should settle the question as to whether the “Tea Party Express” is a fraud, with a resounding “Yes!”


41 posted on 09/09/2011 8:13:06 AM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: cumbo78

bfl


42 posted on 09/09/2011 8:46:46 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: indylindy

I would argue you left out a bunch of others that also have no chance, but they are in the debate...to not get anybody upset I will not mention his/her names


43 posted on 09/09/2011 9:31:19 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: WVNan

Could be interesting...it’s about time to round out the field so let’s see who’s in or not.


44 posted on 09/09/2011 9:41:11 AM PDT by magritte
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To: Clairity

We were invited yet cannot make it. I hope one of our members will be there. We are supposed to be listed as a co sponsor. I will have to check see.


45 posted on 09/09/2011 10:14:46 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“CNN wants just ONE night of good ratings plus they want to fry Perry but Newt and Perry won’t let them.”

Yes - I watched that clip twice more on Newt’s chastisement of the media, and of all the candidates up there, Perry was nodding in agreement throughout.

I wish every one of them on that stage would’ve applauded in unison to send those moderators (and all their media pals) a message.


46 posted on 09/09/2011 11:03:08 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: indylindy

“That said, it might be fun to watch McCotter in a debate.”

He’d be super. If they’d start letting him debate, he’d soon gain the name recognition that he’s lacking now, which in turn would boost his poll rankings so he could be in future debates.

The guy’s great and he’s getting shafted.

I also hate how Rick Santorum was largely snubbed.


47 posted on 09/09/2011 11:07:45 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Clairity

Wolf Blitzer?

That’s just stupid.

Blitzer is an evil, lying, leftist ferret.

Dumb, dumb, dumb!


48 posted on 09/09/2011 11:27:34 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Clairity

These are Turkey Shoots not debates.

Only fair I guess, since mostly Turkeys will be participating.


49 posted on 09/09/2011 11:28:34 AM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--My vote is already bought, so move on)
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To: WVNan
I just saw Sarah interviewed by Megan Kelly on Fox News. Today at 12 noon, live. Kelly popped the question on Sarah about running. Sarah's answer was pretty close to this:

"I think candidates will come and go, just as they have. I will be watching as it develops, but I don't know that I will be one of those candidates."

That was the most convincing thing I've heard that she won't be running. However, she still left the door open at the very end. So its still anyone's guess.

50 posted on 09/09/2011 11:33:54 AM PDT by mikhailovich
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