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**LIVE THREAD** Second Presidential Debate - Mitt Romney vs Barack Obama (9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern)
C-SPAN ^ | 10-16-12 | Live Thread

Posted on 10/16/2012 2:13:41 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat

Edited on 10/16/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

You can watch the debate online here: http://www.youtube.com/politics?feature=inp-hp-ype-26

Town Hall debate.

Admin Moderator notes: (We changed the main link to C-SPAN from You Tube as it is more reliable.)

The debate can also be watched at these links:

Places to watch the debate:
http://live.foxnews.com/
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/
http://www.politico.com/livestream/



TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; debate2012; presdebate2live; presidentialdebate2
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To: Art in Idaho

They should have asked Obama how he is different from jimmy Carter.


1,041 posted on 10/16/2012 10:20:03 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ConservativeMan55; onyx
It's Tweets like these that make me loooove Twitter:

John Nolte ‏@NolteNC

Congrats @CNN: Heckuva day. One of yer guys calls Romney a "douche" on the air, and Crowley is a total DEBACLE in front of entire country.

Snicker snicker (c;

1,042 posted on 10/16/2012 10:21:24 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: onyx
Lord have mercy. I'm glad you can laugh. Their damn screening stinks.
The idiot GOP-E never learns. Libatard "in the tank" moderators.
Undecided at this point? In blue state NY?

I'm laughing because we all knew how it was going to go down tonight and it did as predicted.
Romney really did win and OBummer hurt himself.
It will become more evident in the next few days.
Was watching Hannity and he said, with a glint in his eye, "Fact checking show tomorrow".
Think I'm going to watch tomorrow.

1,043 posted on 10/16/2012 10:22:40 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: exit82
Well, I’m back, after a four hour hiatus.
Could not get on FR for love nor money.

Welcome Home!

I have no idea what caused the down time or difficulties in posting.

It was miserable.

Crowley did her job for the Marxist. Romney was ready to move in for the kill, but Crowley threw him for a loop with her incorrect refereeing. Too late now that she corrected herself. The damage is done for tonight's audience.

Romney can score more points NEXT MONDAY when the debate is foreign policy, unless the Marxist makes a big speech in the interim, but even with that, he's still a liar on record and Romney must nail him that.

Four Americans are still dead and the Marxist repeatedly lied by blaming the obscure video, even during his speech to the General Assembly at the UN on September 25, 2012.

1,044 posted on 10/16/2012 10:23:01 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hiya ConservativeMan55!!!
I despise the Marxist!
GO ROMNEY!


1,045 posted on 10/16/2012 10:25:10 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Darnright

WOW! Good deal!
Those libtards are rude!


1,046 posted on 10/16/2012 10:26:25 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Hey there onyx!

I’m like an FR junkie—felt bad w/o my FR fix.

Jim and John have to get this squared away.

Got a kick outta watching Zippy trying to act Presidential, being all responsible and all.

You’re right—4 Americans still dead, and no explanation for why or for the lies and the cover-up.

On the 22nd, Romney can give NO quarter. Bore in like a sea worm and show Zippy for the American hating incompetent Muslim he really is.

Someday I’ll tell you how I really feel ;)


1,047 posted on 10/16/2012 10:27:47 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: The Cajun

You’re right, (of course).
I’m just still MAD.
A nice hot bath (with perfumed bubbles) will calm me before I try to sleep...LOL.


1,048 posted on 10/16/2012 10:28:07 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: wardaddy
From reading this thread and seeing multiples of the same post I'm guessing that part of the problem is posters hitting the post button more than once because they didn't think it went through the first time.

Of course, it's also that a lot of nonmembers are pinging the site too.

1,049 posted on 10/16/2012 10:39:16 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: exit82; ottbmare; Jim Robinson; John Robinson
I agree with your every word. Believe me, Jim wants this fixed more than anyone. We truly need the new equipment and I understand that John needs to get it right. Trouble is, we need it right away, or we need the fix with the routers or the cause of the trouble right now. This is the third debate wherein we've experienced the very same difficulties.

The next debate is this coming Monday.

FReeper ottbmare experiences no problems at all. How to explain that?

I had problems right after the actual debate started and not limited to this thread! I was unable to post on our FReepathon thread or on any other thread I tried.

Be well, dearest you.

I need to call this one a night. God bless and keep you all.

P.S. Prayers for Mitt Romney. VOTE THE EVIL LYING MARXIST OUT!
He was beyond shameful tonight.
1,050 posted on 10/16/2012 10:39:47 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

So many things Romney could say...

“Of course I’m not like President Bush. He increased the Federal Gov’t. as a portion of our economy by (insert %). This put great strain on our economy. At the same time, President Bush failed to correct foolish housing policies and outdated regulations. These things were contributing factors leading to the economic collapse in 2008. I will not continue to grow the Federal Government beyond it’s means, burdening our economy and effectively enslaving our children.”

(Sorry, Dubya, I loved you for some stuff, cringed at other.)

Or, maybe it is too esoteric, but when Obama starts waxing about, say assistance for education, Romney could say something like: “Why has a college education become so expensive that most people feel they need government assistance? As a businessman, I know something about what causes overpriced services. In this case, it is largely due to the Government. If we follow the President’s course, as with revenue and taxes, we’ll never get there. We’ll never get to a point where middle class citizens can again afford college for their children, on their own. Instead, we will spend ever more money, weakening our economy, and creating dependency. If we don’t fix this, and many other similar problems, we will end up like Greece — with one exception: There is no one who can bail us out.”


1,051 posted on 10/16/2012 10:40:24 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: piasa
They should have asked Obama how he is different from jimmy Carter.

Would have been a good one. Turnabouts fair play. Bet it didn't even occur to Crowley. Questions were stacked against Romney big time. I could think of ten questions I would have asked Obama. Bet Romney hated this format. He still did great though considering. . .;

How about Krauthammer, O'Reilly and Buchanan for the next moderators?

1,052 posted on 10/16/2012 10:42:22 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: onyx

That is very true, but there’s the other side of the coin to look at - if our candidate can meet them on their own terms, on their own turf, and still beat them with one hand tied behind his back, it proves his superiority all the more. I mean, imagine the _resident holding his own at a town hall in the back woods of Alabama, moderated by Rush Limbaugh? (who, by the way, would have had the integrity not to lie to help Romney - of course, Romney wouldn’t have needed him to either!)


1,053 posted on 10/16/2012 10:42:40 PM PDT by VRWCer ( They will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. - ML King)
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To: piasa

Oh-oh-oh! Yes. ROMNEY should have ended his answer with (to the moderator) “Since you have asked me how I would differentiate myself from a former Republican President, I’d like to know how Pres. Obama would differentiate himself from President Carter?”

“Um, ahh... urk!”


1,054 posted on 10/16/2012 10:48:26 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: glock rocks; combat_boots; GOPsterinMA; hole_n_one; onyx; NautiNurse; StarFan; Swede Girl; ...
I’ve just modified the drinking game rules.

No longer drink when the servers don’t respond.

Drink when FReepers complain that the servers don’t respond.

See, the glass is not only too big, it’s irrelevant.

The real question becomes: how big is the bottle?

Oh, how nice... FR is back up again after its usual crash on a busy night like earlier tonight.

So... it's now verboten to complain about FR's servers not responding - yet again - while "too many" (?) FReepers are trying to participate in a "live" thread? ("live"... actually this thread was dead for quite awhile since FR was down)

I was drinking water tonight... not sure what you've been drinking, glock rocks.

1,055 posted on 10/16/2012 10:52:52 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: rurgan

Candy gave the Bamster more time

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/10/obama-gots-more-time-138699.html


1,056 posted on 10/16/2012 10:57:59 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: RKBA Democrat

debate ping


1,057 posted on 10/16/2012 10:59:44 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: paul544

it must be region dependent or server dependent (Comcast here)

tonight was a lost cause

i followed HuffPo some tonight to see hot the libs were cracking

that site...considerably more hits than here ran fine

as I recall FR used to have more traffic on a regular work day than I saw tonight over this debate

back in my early days here from Gore thru 2004...most decent threads would get over 500 replies and plenty in the 1000s and even some in the 10s of 1000s

and i would look at replies page and it would have replies counted by seconds or 2-3 seconds and so forth

just a steady hum all day...peaking with morning coffee and then after lunch and then when folks got home after dinner

and Friday and Saturday nites

slow during church Sunday or Monday Night Football

I’m showing 50 replies last 14 minutes...3 replies a minute more or less...


1,058 posted on 10/16/2012 11:06:41 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: wardaddy

Could stick a load balancer in front that gives priority bandwidth to registered users.


1,059 posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: onyx

The whole strategy is to beat them senseless on their own turf with their rules, and it is working.


1,060 posted on 10/16/2012 11:15:32 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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