Thursday, January 26, 2012

The CNN Republican debate is starting...

I may or may not throw up some comments, depending on what transpires.
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Gingrich wants English to be "the official language of government."
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Santorum clams that the US supports leftist governments in Central and South America.  What planet is this guy living on?  Paul on the other hand wants to back off supporting governments militarily and instead use "free trade" to develop relationships.

Of course this is one of maybe two things a reasonable person might agree with Paul on; otherwise, he's a racist social darwinist sociopath.
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A break.  I don't know if I can keep taking this at all seriously.
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Gingrich wants the Tea Party's "flat tax," maybe at Romney's 15%, to apply to everyone.  Gingrich wants 0% on capital gains.  Paul wants to eliminate all federal tax (get rid of the 16th Amendment).
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Gingrich's call to "repeal Obamacare" just got a pretty healthy round of applause.  Who are these nitwits in the audience?
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Romney: "Obamacare takes over health care."  He also wants to repeal "Obamacare."

Paul:  Get government out completely, turn it all over to individual decisions.
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Gingrich hints that he might recruit Marco Rubio, another Tea Party dick, as VP.
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Turning to Cuba.  Santorum wants the US to "stand with the Cuban people" by, essentially, siding with the south Florida terrorists.   Paul wants to end the sanctions (Cuba is "not going to invade us") and encourage trade with Cuba.  Romney wants to end Cuban remittances.  Gingrich wants to stick with Helms-Burton, which as Paul points out hurts the people more than the government.
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Question from a Palestinian-American.  Uh-oh...  Romney doubles down on support for Israel.  Gingrich sticks to his "Palestinians are an invented people," says he will move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Religion.  Oh, gods...  Paul suggests that religion would not enter into his functioning as president.  Romney OTOH thinks that the US was founded on Judaeo-Christian principles.  Gingrich:  "war on christianity."  Santorum:  rights are "god-given."
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Signing off.

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