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(LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #5 - Sep. 12, 2011 8pm/5pm: Tampa, FL (CNN)
2012 Election Central ^ | Sept. 12, 2011 | CNN/Tea Party Express

Posted on 09/12/2011 7:14:30 AM PDT by newzjunkey

Broadcast on: CNN

Broadcast time: 8pm EDT/5pm PDT

The Candidates:

Michele Bachmann

Bachmann is serving her 3rd full term in the U.S. House. Founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, she earned a Master of Laws degree, worked as a tax attorney, and was a foster mother for 23 teenagers. She is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Herman Cain

Cain is the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He lost the Georgia Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in 2004. He was recently the host of Atlanta-based radio show.

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican member from 1979 to 1999. He has a PhD in modern European history.

Jon Huntsman

Huntsman was Utah Governor, former ambassador to China under Barack Obama.

Ron Paul

Paul is serving his 11th full term in the U.S. House. He’s an ob-gyn and was Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008

Rick Perry

Perry is the three term governor of Texas, from 2000 to current. He is a retired Air Force captain for former farmer. He has a degree in animal science.

Mitt Romney

Romney was governor of Massachusetts (2003 to 2007) and former CEO of Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican 2008 nomination for president. He has an MBA (Harvard) and JD (Harvard Law).

Rick Santorum

Santorum served two terms in the U.S. House and two terms in the U.S. Senate. He became the Senate's third-ranking Republican in 2001. He was defeated for reelection in 2006.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
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To: MagUSNRET

That would be Wolf Blitzed for those of you in Rio Linda ;-)
And for those of you that actually USE spell check ;-)


51 posted on 09/12/2011 3:59:25 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Brookhaven
If Bachmann turns into Romney Jr. (attacking Perry...

If anyone deserves to be attacked it's Perry... No more ManBearPiggers from Texas... And as for that, how the hell could anyone EVER support comrade Dhimmi Carter?
52 posted on 09/12/2011 4:00:17 PM PDT by Khepri (Change -- How's that working for yah?)
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To: FReepers
another placeholders debate, 'moderated' by the enemedia, with f'ball on espn

brilliant


<cardinals v pirates>

53 posted on 09/12/2011 4:02:26 PM PDT by tomkat (Sarah '12)
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To: MagUSNRET

54 posted on 09/12/2011 4:11:20 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

Wolf: “I’ll take dumbarse Liberals for $500, Alex”


55 posted on 09/12/2011 4:14:28 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: newzjunkey
Another one? My take on this whole debate thing...

The debate format and commentators are themselves another battle front.

Why should conservatives hand over their microphone and message to the leftists in the MSM who ask a bunch of stupid questions and not only make themselves look stupid, but more importantly silence the message of the conservative candidates who have the answers for America and instead make them also look stupid and marginalized?

I think the conservative candidates with their head screwed on straight should band together and demand ground rules that include conservative moderators and questions that go the heart of the issues that threaten our country's future. They should also widely publicize these demands to the American people and figure out their own live video debate if they can't get cooperation.

56 posted on 09/12/2011 4:15:15 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: newzjunkey

I saw on a Drudge headlined news report that the guest (Perry spoke bout on his FB page) looks like it will be Jindal.


57 posted on 09/12/2011 4:16:43 PM 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: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Govs Jindal and Perry must have forged a bond after the Katrina devastation. Texas willingly offered space to LA victims IIRC. They had to have been in close communication.

Glad to see Gov Jindal give his endorsement. He’s had his problems with the Marxist in the WH as well; particularly after the oil leak.


58 posted on 09/12/2011 4:47:24 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin 2012....Any Questions?)
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To: newzjunkey

Thanks for the thread. Do we thin the heard tonight?


59 posted on 09/12/2011 4:48:21 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

15 mins.


60 posted on 09/12/2011 4:50:16 PM 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: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Correction:
Don’t flame me. I just remembered who the crazy governor was at the time of Katrina. Blanco biatch

If not for that corrupt government those levies would have been re-inforced.


61 posted on 09/12/2011 4:50:43 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin 2012....Any Questions?)
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To: Khepri

Huh? Umm ... you know Perry thinks man-caused global warming is bogus, right?


62 posted on 09/12/2011 4:52:29 PM PDT by oilwatcher
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To: Outlaw Woman

I was pleased to read that Jindal was endorsing Perry. He’s a good man to have on Perry’s team!


63 posted on 09/12/2011 4:54:49 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

That’s a shame that a typo,mispell makes us all get flameproof vests on.I didn’t even see your mistake.
Don’t forget mayor Nagin and his chocolate city.


64 posted on 09/12/2011 4:55:21 PM 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: teg_76

I know it seems ridiculous - but Bachman lost her momentum when she wished Elvis ‘Happy Birthday’ on the 34th anniversary of his death.

Elvis Presley fans span the ages - from 20 to 80. They vote too;)


65 posted on 09/12/2011 4:55:38 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

lol...well it was a stupid mistake. How in the world could anyone forget the characters in the Katrina debacle? Thank you for your graciousness.

Nagan...pffft. He’s now an expert on hurricanes isn’t he? /s


66 posted on 09/12/2011 4:57:16 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin 2012....Any Questions?)
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To: LUV W

Indeed!


67 posted on 09/12/2011 4:59:12 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin 2012....Any Questions?)
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To: don-o
Thin the heard? Wishful thinking.

I expect the same eight next Thursday unless Sarah Palin announces.

(CNN's stream is glitchy.)

68 posted on 09/12/2011 4:59:57 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: All

It seems pretty empty in here right now for a live thread


69 posted on 09/12/2011 5:01:46 PM PDT by Drrdot
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To: All

For anyone without television. . .watch the debate at this CNN webpage. . .streaming live now. . .

http://live.cnn.com/

(Click on the small picture titled “Live: CNN Tea Party Debate” or on the words “Launch Live Player”. . . then there’s a 30-second commercial. . . then a pop-up window for which I clicked “No” for the “Adobe Flash Player Enhancement”. Then to the live debate!)

Note: CNN’s live player seems to be taking forever to load right now. So here’s another link that is working now. . .

http://www.newsandjava.com/watchcnnlive.htm


70 posted on 09/12/2011 5:02:46 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Drrdot

Won’t be watching this one...we just had a debate last week and the questions will all be gotcha types etc. PUKE on CNN anyway.

Cubs are on, MNF is on...much more entertaining.


71 posted on 09/12/2011 5:03:46 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: don-o
Do we thin the heard tonight?

Not sure about that, but it might thin the herd.

Republican/TP analyst on CNN just said that, unless she really shows something tonight, Bachmann might be the next one to drop out.
72 posted on 09/12/2011 5:04:04 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

HI, HI. Hi. I think Wolf Blizter is the lone nod for this.


73 posted on 09/12/2011 5:04:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Drrdot

I had almost given up hope that FR would be back in time.


74 posted on 09/12/2011 5:04:58 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

HI, HI. Hi. I think Wolf Blizter is the lone mod for this.


75 posted on 09/12/2011 5:05:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: All

CNN playing the same game as MSNBC trying to pump up Huntsman acting as if he’s running fourth after (this order) Romney, Perry, Bachmann.


76 posted on 09/12/2011 5:05:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

Good Lord.

CNN over dramatizing the start of this debate.


77 posted on 09/12/2011 5:05:39 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: deks

That CNN intro was disgusting. Cain is a “pizza executive”? The pic of Bachmann made her look 90 years old. Perry was bending forward and his face was distorted. Awful. I hate CNN.


78 posted on 09/12/2011 5:05:49 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Jindal was nobody after Katrina...Blanco wuz Guv....that being said, you need to educate yourself about Bobby’s “accomplishments”. You will not be impressed.


79 posted on 09/12/2011 5:05:51 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Drrdot

I’m all in.


80 posted on 09/12/2011 5:06:17 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: newzjunkey

I predict Newt will make the most interesting, and intelligent statement in the joint press confernce they call a debate.


81 posted on 09/12/2011 5:06:53 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Inspectorette

Good grief! They’re introducing the the candidates like they’re American Idol contestants.


82 posted on 09/12/2011 5:07:46 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: DRey

The stage looks so much better than the MSNBC one did with all that red!


83 posted on 09/12/2011 5:07:46 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: SgtBob

ONly reason Im wwatching the debate is to see Newt blast Wolf Blitzed, like he did the moderators in the other debates.


84 posted on 09/12/2011 5:07:54 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: MestaMachine

It will be 8:30 by the time this starts. First that video, then Woof Bitcher blabbing away and now the candidates walking out one by one.


85 posted on 09/12/2011 5:07:55 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Hugin

Well here we go folks


86 posted on 09/12/2011 5:07:55 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: newzjunkey

Sort of wasting time.

The candidates could have already been on stage, brief intro, then questions.

Parading them is just needless theatrics.


87 posted on 09/12/2011 5:07:58 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: DRey

Reminded me of the Iron Chef intro!! Good grief!!


88 posted on 09/12/2011 5:08:04 PM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Inspectorette

Bachmann’s hair looks better tonight. That’s a...relief.


89 posted on 09/12/2011 5:08:33 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: MagUSNRET

Michelle gives Romney a smooch.


90 posted on 09/12/2011 5:08:46 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: MagUSNRET

Hermann got the most applause!

Romney smooches Bachmann. GAG.


91 posted on 09/12/2011 5:08:46 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: LostInBayport

Bachmann smooches Romney?


92 posted on 09/12/2011 5:08:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

More like the WWE.


93 posted on 09/12/2011 5:08:57 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Reagan Man
Good Lord. CNN over dramatizing the start of this debate.

I thought it was unintentionally hilarious. For those who didn't see, there was a brief intro of each candidate followed by a CNN appointed nickname, like Michelle Bachman...The Firebrand, or Herman Cain...The Businessman, etc.

94 posted on 09/12/2011 5:09:07 PM PDT by Drrdot
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yikes!! Michele planted a kiss on Mitt!!!


95 posted on 09/12/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Hugin

Worth reposing Lazamataz’s list from the other day. I’m still LMAO!

********************************************************

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?


96 posted on 09/12/2011 5:09:18 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: newzjunkey
The singer (who is she?) is a fail.
97 posted on 09/12/2011 5:09:34 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Hugin

(wrestling fan here) Hit the nail on the head, I was thinking the same thing...


98 posted on 09/12/2011 5:09:45 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: MestaMachine

She must want to be his VP, REALLY REALLY bad! (puke)


99 posted on 09/12/2011 5:09:55 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: DRey

Bachmann got perhaps the loudest applause as she walked out and stood by Romney. . . then they kissed.


100 posted on 09/12/2011 5:10:20 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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