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GOP Debate Thread, Part Deux: The Wrath of Paul

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by zeke12, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    There are still folks on this stage I don't even know tangentially. Duncan Hunter?

    Tommy Thompson went a bit overboard with the name game.

    McCain getting flogged by just about everyone, particularly on immigration. Thought he should have gone to school on Biden's answer at the Democratic debates -- "Guys, it's great to say enforce the law, but can we come back from Narnia and realize that what you're suggesting when you say that is tracking down and physically moving 15 million people?"

    So, who won, who lost, and, most importantly, who's not gonna be around next time?
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I can't believe Rudy said "We've got more important things to worry about" when Wolf asked him about the gay Arab language specialists being booted from the Army. If we're in a war on terror, shouldn't we be using every asset we have to fight the war?
  3. pallister

    pallister Guest

  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Paul's crazy, but he's my kind of crazy.

    Big brass ones, too.
  5. I scored a credential and went up to NH.
    The spin room itself was a hoot. A tiny gym, with a WMUR reception up on one kind of patio level, where the local gentry could drink the only alcohol available for about three miles around and watch the grubby hacks chase after Bay Buchanan. It was like being a journalist in Rome -- not the city, the HBO show. Apparently, the latest scam is for people representing various interest groups to score credentials, bring along little video cameras, and tape themselves asking impossibly arcane (and insulting) questions of various gobsmacked candidates. Two of them got rousted by the local cops last night, which pissed off Ron Paul. "I thought we were spreading sunshine and democracy around the world," he said, as one guy got hauled away. The other guy was a 9/11-was-an-inside-job true believer who got into it with Giuliani's spinners. (Good luck with THAT, ace.) Most of the non Rudy McDreamy candidates themselves showed up eventually. Brownback, I swear, looks like he's already auditioning for Disney's Hall of Presidents. I got to chaff him about misquoting St. Anselm. (The quote is "faith seeking understanding," not "faith seeking reason." The Jesuits would be so proud of me.) Huckabee seems like an amiable little Creationist. Paul drew a lot of attention, especially from the foreign press. Tommy Thompson was still weirdly pumped over the whole thing, talked about being the only Reagan guy in Wisconsin for a lot of years prior to 1980.
    Two things about the debate - a) these guys really like to talk about bombing things, and b) they do not like to talk about the incumbent.

    Where's Part Un, by the way?
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Duncan Hunter is one of those magically spared, by the good graces of Gonzalez' attorney kristalnacht.
  7. Mike Huckabee told us that, if we wanted to vote for a candidate who doesn't believe in god, we'd have to vote for someone else.
    Anyone ever heard of one of those?
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Cut Brownback some slack, he's a newcomer to this Catholicism thing.
  9. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Not any longer. There is no possible way for someone to be elected president that doesn't believe in god. That might be the saddest fact applied to our country.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    By the way, you were exactly right about something, Fenian: Tom Tancredo, when asked what George W. Bush's biggest mistake was, said that Shrub "Ran as a conservative and governed as a liberal."

    And part un was after the first debate...
  11. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Hey shamrev, here's hoping the fruition of 2 Chronicles 7:14 is merciful on people like yourself.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Zeke: He governed (relatively, at this point in time) as a FISCAL liberal. Socially, he was and remains part of the deeply-retarded class . . .
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