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Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)
CNN.com ^ | 02-22-2012 | parksstp

Posted on 02/22/2012 3:30:02 PM PST by parksstp

LIVE DEBATE THREAD (Is it too early to start?)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; aknockout4newt; arizona; arizonadebate; arizonaprimary; az2012; backstabberromney; bitterromney; elections; gingrich; gopdebate; livegopdebate; michiganprimary; mitttrotsky; newt; newt4gunfreezones; newtlautenberg; newtvotedantigun; newtwon; paul; popesantorum; reichsfuhrerpaul; rick4anticondomczar; rickhatesprotestants; ricksturnsoffvoters; romney; santorum
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To: eyedigress

I’ve never been a Santorum fan and I’ve grown to like him less. He didn’t do very well tonight and we need him to beat Romney in Michigan. I hope he can do it. And I hope Santorum doesn’t land in a mess during his one hour interview with Beck tomorrow.

Go Gingrich! WOOT!


1,101 posted on 02/22/2012 7:20:55 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Art in Idaho

President: Newt Gingrich
VP: Sarah Palin
State: John Bolton
Defense: Rick Perry
Treasury: Ron Paul
HHS: Rick Santorum
Attorney General: Michele Bachmann


1,102 posted on 02/22/2012 7:21:08 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Repub4bush
^5

1,103 posted on 02/22/2012 7:21:38 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: Repub4bush

Santorum is done tonight. Moonwalked, lied, stuttered, rambled, defended his votes by implying he made deals. I hope voters can see he is a terrible debater, but more importantly”............a phony! Yikes


1,104 posted on 02/22/2012 7:21:38 PM PST by Toespi
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Santorum ABSOULTELY DISASSEMBLING THAT PHONEY ROMNEY. Home RUN!!!

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1,105 posted on 02/22/2012 7:21:38 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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David Gurgle is a douche bag.
“4 white guys telling women about reproductive rights”


1,106 posted on 02/22/2012 7:21:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: katiedidit1

I have been pushing Gingrich hard these last couple of weeks with my engineer friends that really don’t pay attention. I hope everybody can help in some way. I pushed his energy speech to three different areas today that I hope can get folks on board.


1,107 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:33 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Repub4bush

Just wanted to say: Hi R4!!! :^)


1,108 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:33 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Irenic

Beck will softball and pussyfoot. I’ve grown very tired of Beck lately and listen to music on the way to work instead.


1,109 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:40 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: parksstp

I just wanted to ask a general to everyone question. I have seen some veriation of (Obama is the greatest debater up there and would destroy candidate X”

Please tell me A: where you got this insane notion; B: examples of video showing the supposed supreme skill of Obama as a debater with no teleprompter - which he will not have debating anyone later this year.

I’m not trying to be a smart-asz here, I really want to know. I have seen this over and over in debate and other threads and it is just a result of ‘the telephone game’. One person said it and now it’s canon law.

Bull. Obama cannot debate a grasshopper with any more skill than he shows at any other off-teleprompter event...which is none.


1,110 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:50 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: Deo volente

That would be, yeah, wow. Yes please.


1,111 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:54 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: parksstp

I was unable to watch the debate, but I’ve perused some of the comments. It’s discouraging to read people who sound every bit as smarmy as the Obots. Hardly a sober pro-Newt comment in the crowd.
Newsflash: Newt will never overcome Romney at this juncture, and if it’s not Rick, it WILL be Mitt! Not my fancy, but that’s reality. Rick is our FINAL hope. Bob


1,112 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:54 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You know I don’t see Santorum supporters insulting Newt or tearing him down when Rick’s ahead. Why can’t you just cheer for your guy without trying to knock down the others?


1,113 posted on 02/22/2012 7:23:05 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: writer33

LMAO forgive me for laughing,,,but I think you meant DELUDED? If youa re “diluted” just step away from the water bottle ;-)


1,114 posted on 02/22/2012 7:23:05 PM PST by MagUSNRET (I have always been proud of my country, it is my government that I am ashamed of!)
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To: katiedidit1
I adore Newt but looking back at the highlights, Santorum got off one great retort against Romney saying he balanced his budget. Santorum said "Don't go bragging about something you have to do. Michael Dukakis balanced the budget for 10 years, would that make him a great president?"

Bwahahaha! I do so love that comment!

1,115 posted on 02/22/2012 7:24:11 PM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: MagUSNRET

I’m both. LOL!


1,116 posted on 02/22/2012 7:24:13 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Deo volente

Energy: Rick Perry


1,117 posted on 02/22/2012 7:25:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kenny

I support Santorum, but I thought Newt won the debate tonight, hands down. Not even close.


1,118 posted on 02/22/2012 7:25:33 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: TomGuy

“one word and one word only”——
and I couldn’t help but notice that they all picked a word that started with “C”?
King should’ve mentioned it, but I guess it went over his head/
They said consistent, courage,one other, and cheerful.
My favorite was of course Newt’s cheerful.


1,119 posted on 02/22/2012 7:26:08 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Bailee

Yeah, and the funny thing is that even though mitt kicked him around the stage, I don’t think it necessarily helped Mitt because he’s so fake. GO NEWT!


1,120 posted on 02/22/2012 7:26:35 PM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT 2012!)
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To: advertising guy

ROFLMAO!


1,121 posted on 02/22/2012 7:26:53 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: MagUSNRET

anyone know where someone can catch a replay?


1,122 posted on 02/22/2012 7:27:10 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: GOPJ

I know she’s a big lib, but I kinda like Donna Brazil’s style. She said just a moment ago that she wouldn’t be surprised if Newt rises again, “given the volatility on the Republican side.”


1,123 posted on 02/22/2012 7:27:10 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: Deo volente
Attorney General No Way: Michele Bachmann
1,124 posted on 02/22/2012 7:27:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GOPJ

Just tell them that Gas Prices are all Bush’s fault and how about those crazy Iranians. Liberals have a hard time with sarcasm as their lies closely resemble it.


1,125 posted on 02/22/2012 7:27:34 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: supremedoctrine

Romney said “Resolute” and that begins with an “R” ;-)


1,126 posted on 02/22/2012 7:28:18 PM PST by MagUSNRET (I have always been proud of my country, it is my government that I am ashamed of!)
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To: advertising guy

1,127 posted on 02/22/2012 7:28:35 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: going hot

Couple hours (or tomorrow) you can watch the whole thing here: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2011-2012-primary-debate-schedule/


1,128 posted on 02/22/2012 7:28:44 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: eyedigress
Donna Brazil was just laughed at by the entire CNN panel when she said she thought that Newt could make a comeback.

Donna Brazil is one of the smartest women in politics (opinion)

Puts many pundits to shame

1,129 posted on 02/22/2012 7:28:44 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: going hot

The entire debate will be replayed on CNN beginning at 2200 Central time


1,130 posted on 02/22/2012 7:29:22 PM PST by MagUSNRET (I have always been proud of my country, it is my government that I am ashamed of!)
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To: alstewartfan

I agree. If Santorum falls, it is over. The Newtbots don’t understand a good chunk of Santorum supporters, who got there after supporting Bachmann and Cain will finally capitulate to Romney.


1,131 posted on 02/22/2012 7:29:29 PM PST by parksstp (I pick Rick! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

ROFL. Is that real?


1,132 posted on 02/22/2012 7:29:55 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: writer33

And Newt can answer that it was the Heritage Foundation position for coming up with an alternative for HillaryCare. (And it was! I thought it was stupid then!) After studying the issue, you now realize that it was a terrible position and unconstitutional to boot! Plus there are now examples of it’s failure like RomneyCare! Also your actions Mr Resident demonstrate it unconstitutionality and its reach into despotism. Which is basically what Newt has said before in answering that claim.


1,133 posted on 02/22/2012 7:30:13 PM PST by Reily
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To: TheZMan; MagUSNRET

thanks


1,134 posted on 02/22/2012 7:30:36 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

They look a bit zoned out.


1,135 posted on 02/22/2012 7:30:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Irish Eyes

She apparently does not have an ability to lie to herself. The mark of an adult in the room.


1,136 posted on 02/22/2012 7:31:38 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Red Steel
All around an excellent debate by Newt.

Though the poll on Drudge seemed to think Romney and Paul won, ha ha ha ha ha.
1,137 posted on 02/22/2012 7:31:38 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Mitt Romney...slightly hysterical...

So right. Complete with a sweaty face and darting eyes...I can almost hear him saying, “did I tell you what you want to hear?”


1,138 posted on 02/22/2012 7:32:07 PM PST by itssme
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To: Utmost Certainty

Rankings:

1) Newt
2) Paul
3) Romney
4) Santorum


Agreed, but Santorum beat ‘em all when it comes to boooooooooossssss.

Look for Saint Ricky’s numbers to tank in the coming days.

President Newt Gingrich—”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


1,139 posted on 02/22/2012 7:32:15 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: GOPJ

Donna Brazile is one of the most disgusting women in the world.


1,140 posted on 02/22/2012 7:32:28 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

Of the four, Rick is the one with the least national experience, even though he was a Senator. Paul & Romney ran for POTUS before, and Gingrich was a national figure decades ago, and 2nd (?) in line to the Presidency.


1,141 posted on 02/22/2012 7:32:55 PM PST by PghBaldy (Bart Stupak. Onece again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: TheZMan

You KNOW it’s real.


1,142 posted on 02/22/2012 7:32:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Irenic

Santorum completely bombed tonight.

I had high hopes for him but he’s blown it.

I can only hope for a Newt resurgence at this point, or we get stuck with Romney and lose in November.


1,143 posted on 02/22/2012 7:33:09 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: aruanan

oopps.. I take back what I said about Donna Brazil, she just said she agreed with Ron Paul on foreign policy.


1,144 posted on 02/22/2012 7:33:20 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

It’s a great thing to see folks coming around to Newt...they get it and aren’t about to hand this Presidency over to anyone but ‘the best man’ to do the job.

Go Newt Go! and Hurrah for those who are bringing their vote to Newt!!!


1,145 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:11 PM PST by caww
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To: parksstp

Newt won. No question about it!

2nd plastic man Romney
3rd Paul just because he was funny
4th Santorum

Funniest moment was when Paul was asked why he called Rick fake and he said “Because he is”.

Paul once again proved he’s got some good ideas but that he’s crazier than a bed bug and he would just mean more years of sleepless nights, same as the last 3 years.

I can’t tell if mittens reminds me more of Barbie’s plastic Ken boyfriend, Barry II or a Robot.

Santorum is insipid and his voting record speaks for itself plus he’s wayyyyyyyyyyy too timid to go after Barry the Marxist, so is mittens. They go after him, but they don’t hit below the belt. Newt is the only one with enough cajones to do that.

How did the left go after the wonderful Sarah Palin? They didn’t attack her politics, they did a character ass assination and to defeat Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama, that is what the GOP has to do and they have to figure out how to do it since they will get no help from the media. A rally road to travel.


1,146 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:24 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: CAluvdubya

The dynamic is that Mitt throws mud, because that’s all he can do (he certainly can’t run on his record), the recipient has to fight back, and then BOTH parties look like pigs in mud. And that’s how a squeaky clean Santorum was able to rise to the top.

But now Mitt is slapping some mud at Santorum, making both Mitt & Ricky look like pigs. And Newt, looking clean again, plays the elder statesman and performs performs 3rd comeback :-)


1,147 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:33 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: Gator113

Ya know, you don’t see Santorum supporters smearing and tearing down Newt.

The one we should really be against in this process is Romney, the RINO in the race. Just saying’.

Why can’t you just cheer for your candidate instead of smearing the other conservative in the race?


1,148 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:41 PM PST by sandshark222
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To: Deo volente

I support Newt, and I agree with you.


1,149 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:46 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: writer33
You define conservatism lightly apparently..

why> Because Rick is strong on Social issues? He is a buffoon on anything else!! Other than talking points that is, most of which he has stolen from Newt!

Newt is all of the above! Take you head out of the sand!! Rick is an empty GOP-E suit!

1,150 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:54 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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