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Live Thread: Iowa GOP Presidential Debate 9 P.M. EST/ 6 P.M. PST 12/10/11 on ABC Television
Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 12/10/2011 3:43:05 PM PST by kristinn

Where: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.

When: 9 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. PST, Saturday, December 10, 2011. Debate scheduled to last two hours.

Broadcast on: ABC Televsion.

Moderators: Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos.

Candidates: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: debate; elections; gop; iowa; iowagopdebate
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To: BCrago66

I agree, and it reflects on who she is.


51 posted on 12/10/2011 5:18:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Diogenesis

“THIS JUST IN (1 hour until debate time)
Fox News and ABC website have just called Mitt Romney the debate winner.”

Gotta love Romney because women are swooning over him. /s Isn’t that right, ABC?


52 posted on 12/10/2011 5:20:41 PM PST by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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To: All

I can’t see ABC on my channels..(see how often I watch them..) where can I find it on TV? Thank you:-)


53 posted on 12/10/2011 5:22:15 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: advertising guy

Has to be better than listening to upchuckabee;(


54 posted on 12/10/2011 5:22:56 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: American Dream 246

Who is your TV provider?


55 posted on 12/10/2011 5:24:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sodpoodle

yeah, I’m out on squirrel eatin frat fat boys


56 posted on 12/10/2011 5:25:57 PM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: Safrguns

My give-a-damn’s pretty broke too.


57 posted on 12/10/2011 5:26:40 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Newt is brilliant, is a good leader and knows the system. He just blows everyone away.

Right, we're all "blown away". (sarc)

58 posted on 12/10/2011 5:31:19 PM PST by Prokopton (.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Love your tagline!


59 posted on 12/10/2011 5:31:25 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: mylife

Time Warner. But I checked the 9pm eastern programs and I found it..the name of the channel is WMTW. Would never have guessed! Thank you so much anyway :-)


60 posted on 12/10/2011 5:32:02 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Safrguns
I don’t really care anymore.

Me neither. I'd like to see the Trump debate, though. I want to hear serious questions and serious answers that matter to Republicans.
All the debates so far have been left wing moderated, designed to turn off the Independents. The candidates kiss their liberal butts for an hour, anyway, with a big smile on their faces.

61 posted on 12/10/2011 5:32:44 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

so true..if ABC said this debate must be done bottomless, our side would complain of the cold


62 posted on 12/10/2011 5:35:14 PM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: American Dream 246

Enjoy the upcoming extravaganza!


63 posted on 12/10/2011 5:36:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: parksstp

Damn! That was so detailed and realistic I think I’ll skip the debate and watch that ‘99 Fiesta Bowl. Naw, on second thought the Vols pulled that one off…
All candidates will be medicated tonight.
Paul will say something, while channeling Gandhi, that makes the cameraman shake his head.
Rick S will remind us of our need for moral clarity.
Michelle will (man I hope she doesn’t wear that Russian outfit) try to piss everyone off.
Perry will be awake most of the debate.
Romney will move about to get just the right light on that hair.
At Some Point Newt will, with clarity, dramatically coin a new exceptionally bold substantive idea that will fundamentally and monumentally alter the transformation of the eco-political landscape. Or, in other words, he will numb the moderators and leave the others nodding their heads.
I think there is a bet amongst tonights Newt-bashers; the first to nod yes to a Newt response is O U T!


64 posted on 12/10/2011 5:37:14 PM PST by bksanders (Spewing Forth Vitriol at the Speed of Spit)
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To: ken5050

“and it will be a two man race in Florida, Perry and Newt...”

Dream on...
At least I’ll give the Perry worshippers credit for not allowing Reality to plague them.


65 posted on 12/10/2011 5:39:27 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Sacajaweau

Hi Saca - just noticed you here;) Seems like old times.

Way past my bedtime - ha ha. Heard Harris Faulkner mention a total lunar eclipse ‘in a few minutes’. Sure enough there is a beautiful full moon out tonight, but the eclipse can only be seen on the west coast;( Dagnabbit!

Trying to stay alert - sending ESP messages to Newt - to stay focused, friendly and fumr.

sod


66 posted on 12/10/2011 5:40:19 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: kristinn

does anyone hav a link to ABC TV online?

;o)


67 posted on 12/10/2011 5:41:33 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: sodpoodle

“Trying to stay alert - sending ESP messages to Newt - to stay focused, friendly and fumr.”

Yes. And not start off by saying “Well, it’s obvious I’m going to be the candidate, so why don’t the rest of you just go home?”

:-)


68 posted on 12/10/2011 5:41:58 PM PST by Pravious
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To: mylife

I like watching the debates for Michele. She makes my antennae perk straight up. Wish TX could kidnap her.


69 posted on 12/10/2011 5:42:04 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012)
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To: parksstp

I think you might be spot on. I just want Newt NOT to back down. Not to apoligize for anything, and certainly not to take bait and drop to the pathetic Romney attack dog attitude.

Newt should be above all of this. Americans love a winner. The enemy is not on stage. The enemy is Obama. I pray Newt will keep with the message that’s worked and that is to attack Obama.

Basically, there is not much difference between Romney and Newt. I think those of us on FR feel that NEwt is best equipped to speak frankly and clearly regarding the distinction between our side and Obama’s side.

This man is not my president. He doesn’t speak for me...


70 posted on 12/10/2011 5:42:34 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: bksanders

You could make money with that crystal ball;)

Nailed it!!! LOL!


71 posted on 12/10/2011 5:43:25 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: mylife
Thanks :-). I am a Palin supporter so frankly I don't care anymore..just hoping for a big booboo from anyone of them. Just for fun.

Is it true that the piece of trash of Christiane Amanpour is not on TV anymore? Now THAT would be a great news!!!
72 posted on 12/10/2011 5:45:58 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Indy Pendance
You musta missed the Heritage Foundation debate awhile back... I agree with your statement about Reagan being the only President worth voting "FOR!"

However, I voted for President Goldwater who literally got "nuked" by an ad that actually never ran in the paid media, but ran gratis in every news program in November, 1964!!!

I don't understand politicians or talk hosts who don't engage in saying stuff, or attacking stuff that the people like, or despise. Trump and Noot do it as do most "new media" talk radio hosts, but no body else seems to capitalize on this and I believe it's why Noot is doing so well currently, for the time being, until further opportunities for him to screw up present themselves like the beginning of his campaign!!!

73 posted on 12/10/2011 5:46:15 PM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: maine-iac7

Go here:
http://abcnews.go.com/

The ABC livestream is already going, turns on automatically when you go to the homepage. Just filler music now, until 9PM EST.


74 posted on 12/10/2011 5:47:27 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: kristinn

Here’s some classic Stephanopoulos...

Stephanopoulos: “Bill Clinton has no character problem”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Yy7xdFeRk


75 posted on 12/10/2011 5:47:59 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Are you a moral relativist? Are you no better than the party of Bill Clinton?)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Anyone know how long it’s going to be tonight? 90 min or 2 hours?


76 posted on 12/10/2011 5:49:28 PM PST by Pravious
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To: American Dream 246

I had the same dilemma as you. I had to look up ABC.
It’s channel 8 on my network.


77 posted on 12/10/2011 5:50:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Watch for George to ignore the hell out of Perry. His contagion WANT to run against Newt, now that Romney’s been effectively deflated.

I predict Perry will have to demand time to finish an answer at least 3X.


78 posted on 12/10/2011 5:51:30 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012)
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To: All

Just once I would like to see a political debate, primary or general, where the candidates all get a shot to talk about a particular policy question.

This reality show crap where the moderator uses the most time of anyone doesn’t do anyone any good. The kids won’t learn it in school, give them a chance to see a real debate on TV at least.


79 posted on 12/10/2011 5:52:27 PM PST by StrongandPround
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To: txhurl
I'd just as soon have her stay in Minnysoda ☺
80 posted on 12/10/2011 5:54:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PALIN SMITH

This should be interesting. Stephie HATES Newt, and I do mean H-A-T-E.

Newt destroyed the reputation of his mentor, Bill Clinton, and wrecked the future political plans of Stephie himself.


81 posted on 12/10/2011 5:55:11 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: mylife

Same here. Channel 8. See, I learnt something major today..ha..


82 posted on 12/10/2011 5:55:53 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

"Is this the same George Stephanopoulos
who enabled fraud before the American public?"


83 posted on 12/10/2011 5:56:08 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: American Dream 246
Is it true that the piece of trash of Christiane Amanpour is not on TV anymore? Now THAT would be a great news!!!

I wish. Unfortunately, the beeyotch is still around.

84 posted on 12/10/2011 5:56:25 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: mylife

ABC online admits all staff is left of liberal


85 posted on 12/10/2011 5:56:25 PM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: maine-iac7

http://abcnews.go.com/


86 posted on 12/10/2011 5:56:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: American Dream 246

**I am a Palin supporter so frankly I don’t care anymore.**

Now that right there is a tragedy - but Sarah is not to blame. She, Todd, her adult children and young kids have taken body blows from the media for FOUR YEARS!!!

What have we suffered? Unrequited politics?

That is why Newt is a great candidate for most of us. I have written many times; we don’t LOVE Newt - heck we barely even like him. But he is knowledgeable, experienced, familiar with the snakes in Congress and Federal agencies. He hates losing to lesser men and thus doesn’t shrink from a fight. That he has so many detractors still in Congress is evidence he is not a ‘pleaser’ but a patriot.

Give Newt another look - but don’t go overboard;)


87 posted on 12/10/2011 5:59:04 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: BCrago66

thank you - I Just finally found it - was getting nervous ;o)

ABC commentators keep saying Gingrich is unused to be the center of attention = Golly, they really know that they’re talking about!


88 posted on 12/10/2011 5:59:18 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: mylife

Guess it’s time to go find ABC on my channel lineup. This takes time as I have no remote.


89 posted on 12/10/2011 6:00:17 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012)
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To: mylife

The pre-game commentators are talking now on the ABC feed, people I never heard of. Good news: The feed isn’t choppy, but then again the demand isn’t strong now, before the debate.


90 posted on 12/10/2011 6:00:56 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: Diogenesis

LoL!
I am watching Homer now.


91 posted on 12/10/2011 6:01:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: advertising guy

that gaggle of idiots doing the “color commentary” on the ABC webpage, are enough to make me puke. (Just thought I would give you all fair warning....and toss a few barf bags in your general direction as well...you’re gonna need em ;-)


92 posted on 12/10/2011 6:02:12 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: mylife

Well, aren’t the ABC commentators having fun trying to preset the ground against Newt - PUKES...how can he possibly handle ‘being the center of attention for the first time”

ahahah


93 posted on 12/10/2011 6:02:12 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: BCrago66

These pre-game commentators are goofy.


94 posted on 12/10/2011 6:03:02 PM PST by foxfield
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To: advertising guy

The word has been out for a while. LoL


95 posted on 12/10/2011 6:04:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn
I this debate winds up getting on your nerves; check out the debate between Gingrich and Santorum here that very few people even noticed.
96 posted on 12/10/2011 6:04:06 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: foxfield

Even is 2011, the networks always dump their more marginal personnel to the web.


97 posted on 12/10/2011 6:04:35 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: tcrlaf

Bill Clinton has probably tutored Stephanopoulos on Newt’s wheeling and dealing during the Hillarycare fiasco.

Clintoon carries more grudges than Newt has baggage.


98 posted on 12/10/2011 6:04:54 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: MagUSNRET

ditoo that Mags.......these faggot lovin aholes have no clue whether ya blow em up or stuff em


99 posted on 12/10/2011 6:05:19 PM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: kristinn
If this debate winds up getting on your nerves; check out the debate between Gingrich and Santorum here that very few people even noticed.
100 posted on 12/10/2011 6:05:19 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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