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Live Thread - NBC News/Tampa Bay Times GOP debate tonight on NBC ^ | 1/23/12 | nate

Posted on 01/23/2012 2:38:27 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009

All four remaining GOP candidates have been confirmed for tonight's debate sponsored by NBC News, the Tampa Bay Times, The National Journal and the Florida Council of 100. The debate will take place at the University of South Florida in Tampa. This will be the first of 2 debates this week focusing on the Florida GOP primary on Tuesday, January 31st. Note the air times on the east and west coast.

Television Air Time: Monday, January 23rd at 9pm ET, 8pm CT and 9pm PT on NBC

Live Streams: (airing 9pm ET), National Journal, and

Participants: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, Paul

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; anotherdebate; bitterromney; debate; fl2012; flaprimarydebate; gopdebate; liarromney; liveflaprimarydebate; livegopdebate; mittcommie; nastyromney; newt; pettyromney; romney; romneyinhiding; romneyversion5; rupaulisfinished; secretiveromney; snarlyromney; tampa
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To: TexasFreeper2009
What does he use in his hair motor oil?

Synthetic motor oil.

Nothing about the Plastic Banana is real.

1,381 posted on 01/23/2012 8:01:58 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: LibsRJerks

Why is Angria Mitchell wearing those feathers?

1,382 posted on 01/23/2012 8:02:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: combat_boots


and then NBC points out Romney has $half a million dollars invested in Freddie and Fannie.

Too much.

1,383 posted on 01/23/2012 8:02:07 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: LostInBayport
One of the guys made a sound...

You mean he...he....he expelled flatum!?


1,384 posted on 01/23/2012 8:02:20 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: bigbob

Andrea Mitchell reported that if Newt takes off the Republican establishment will seek out Jeb or Daniels!


1,385 posted on 01/23/2012 8:02:30 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: Palladin
There are more than 86 foreign languages spoken in the USA.

Yep, 86 spoken in Chicago and over 200 throughout the entire USA -- exactly what Gingrich said. I guess you missed it.

1,386 posted on 01/23/2012 8:02:49 PM PST by kevao
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To: Palladin; Jim Robinson

“That would be a hoot:
Short, fat, rotund, white, aged LIBERAL
Tall, colored, skinny, middle-aged LIBERAL.”

Say that to Jim Robinson. You need to leave.

1,387 posted on 01/23/2012 8:03:19 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: NKP_Vet
MSNBC panels saying Newt basically won. Stayed presidential looking, while Romney ranted and raved.

Agreed = surprisingly, the liberal NBC commentators generally gave Newt high marks, while agreeing among themselves that "people still don't know who Romney is..."

1,388 posted on 01/23/2012 8:03:19 PM PST by tjd1454
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To: advance_copy

Newt Gingrich is the smartest man on that stage. If any one of them is going to fix the mess we have in our nation right now, it is Newt Gingrich!!!

Chuck Todd and the panel
are saying that Newt came off as Presidential.

1,389 posted on 01/23/2012 8:03:24 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: txhurl
If you’re going to have a live debate with a duct-taped audience, then don’t have an audience. Just broadcast it like anything else. What idiocy

An astute observation. However the media needs to get control of these debates before the general and that means the somber packed audience. No outbursts for the opposition (Republican).

1,390 posted on 01/23/2012 8:03:39 PM PST by Kenny
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To: TexasFreeper2009
This debate is a brief lull in the election. We can blame an entirely liberal panel for that. NBC is the winner tonight. NBC setup an environment and asked the questions to allow the few Rats watching the debate tonight to have a very enjoyable evening. I doubt many Republican minds were changed this evening. Maybe some undecided people, but the vast majority have had their convictions affirmed. At least that what happened to me. Mitt is a scumbag, Paul while fiscally good is still a wackjob beyond our borders. Little Ricky is not ready. Newt showed restraint. Enough of that! I want some red meat. Newt won, but didn't expand his followers, unless they were looking for boring restraint.
1,391 posted on 01/23/2012 8:03:50 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: Palladin

I see you support losers. Little Ricky couldnt even win his OWN state. He is the earmark king, endorsed Spector who voted for O the 60th vote to enact it..
Santorum joined Sen Hillary Clinton, Sen Lieberman, Sam Brownback in introducing the CHILDREN AND MEDIA REASEARCH ADVANCEMENT ACT which allocated a 90 MILLION dollar program to research the effects that watching tv has on children. This was a call for ANOTHER taxpayer funded study the thinks the govt knows better than parents on what is appropriate for their children to view.

2. Santorum voted to raise the minimum wage and to have the govt be allowed to set wage regulations.

3. Santorum spent more than 1 billion on earmarks including..., Pennsylvania in 2005 received $483 million in earmarks for 872 projects, including $5.4 million for an igloo upgrade for an Army Depot and $5 million for a new visitor center at Gettysburg.

Read more on Santorum Pro-Labor Votes, Earmarks Ripe for Attacks

4. Santorum voted to raise the debt ceiling 8 times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1,392 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:00 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Texas Songwriter
Newt just took a 5 minute severe beat down by Romney.

That is what I saw.

It's not even debatable.

Newt did handle in an adequate manner, but it looked really bad regardless.

On another note, ya got to love Romney's, "Self deport" comments on immigration.

Even those drooling in cups didn't buy it.

1,393 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:25 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Marcella

Thank you very much.

1,394 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:38 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: katiedidit1

Can’t remember the question this second, but there was one where Mitt was looking as Newt was answering and I swear I could see in Mitt’s face awe at how well Newt was answering. It was one where Mitt answered well too, but Newt just did it in a more effective, flowing way.

1,395 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:38 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: onyx

NBC just said Newt was less fiesty and more presidential. They also pointed out the Romney has been criticising Newt for his relationship with Freddy/Fanny while he has over 500,000 invested in them.


1,396 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:48 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Palladin

Newt has always been Pro Life.

1,397 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:48 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: prairiebreeze


BUT the audience restriction also prevented applause for the others, too.

Overall, a REAL audience is much better and helps inspire the candidates.
This ‘managed’ audience was like a football game with no fans!

1,398 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:48 PM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: Moorka
"In his speech at the conference, Mitt Romney said: “By leveraging public and private sector investment, we can increase our housing supply and support economic growth. “–Mitt Romney at 2004 NGA/Fannie Mae Foundation Housing Conference.

Key words: Progressive and leverage.

Wow, and now we also find out Romney invested heavily in Fannie/Freddie

1,399 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:56 PM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: Yankee
LOL! Don't get the debate here on the Left coast for another hour--and don't think I'll watch it. Much better to "catch" it here on FR.

That said, GO NEWT!

1,400 posted on 01/23/2012 8:05:12 PM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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