At least they were hoping it would. Not a few of them must be wishing they could take back a few words of stupid they uttered last night.
They cut loose. They let it hang out. They shouted, called each other liars, and waved their hands in the best imitation of teacher’s pet vying for the spotlight that has been seen in a good while. There were no adults in the room.
Specifically, Mitty was confronted with the fact that his “lawn care service” of years past employed illegals. Now Perry contends he knew it for a year before stopping the practice. Mitty responded with this gem of a remark: “When I found out, I went to the company and told then ‘I’m running for office for Pete’s sake! I can’t have illegals working for me.’”
Yes, Mitt, that is the right reason for not employing undocumented workers–because it would look back for your campaign. Good job dude.
Mitty also grasped Perry’s shoulder in strong matter, while attempting to get Perry to shut his mouth, so that Mitt could ‘splain away the gardening faux pah. It looked for all the world as if Perry was a hair’s breath away from hauling off and decking said Mitty in the chops.
But the war of words continued with Mitty mixing it up with Santorum over health care and then again with Newt the Grifter over the same thing. This suggests that Mitty is a lot concerned over the lack of love shown him by the public and figured he had to show a lot of manly aggressiveness this time around.
Newt admonished Anderson Cooper as he has done all the moderators for attempting to foster infighting between the candidates “which is not helpful” and then attacking Romney on health care. Then he went further and called the present Congress basically stupid, and pointed out that that referred to “both parties.”
Michele basically waved her hand most of the night, crying to be called on and at the end, insisted that they couldn’t end the program without her being able to mouth her favorite phrase: “And Obama will be a ONE TERM PRESIDENT”, which she then proceeded to do.
The biggest applause line came for Herm Cain’s affirmation that he stood by his remarks that “if you don’t have a job, it’s your own fault” to OWS protesters.The unemployed are to blame. So the GOP remains firmly on the side of Wall Street and against 99% of the population,which is why they played so well in the new country of U-becka-becka-becka-Stan.
Herm seems to have a couple of ploys that he thinks will work when confronted with stupid remarks he has made. First he looks wide-eyed and announces, “it was a joke!” Or he claims that the question was narrower, or somehow he clearly meant A when he said B.
For instance: Herm apparently was asked on a radio show about the Israeli-Palestinian trade of prisoners wherein the Israelis got back one soldier and turned over 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons.
Herm was asked would he be inclined to a similar deal, letting out prisoners in Guantanamo Bay in return for the release of a single American soldier. Herm said he “could see himself doing that.”
Well, the panel went nuts. “We can never negotiate with terrorists” spouted Santorum, who will as well all know, never get that chance. Herm then said, “well the question didn’t include Al Qaeda originally.” When Cooper said, indeed it did, well then Herm was in a bind. “Well I meant to say we cannot negotiate with Al Qaeda”.
But Herm, you said the opposite.
As to 9-9-9. Herm can’t explain why everyone gets it wrong. He just assures you that if you go to his website, you can clearly see that he’s right. It’s apples and oranges that everyone keeps comparing, but it’s only oranges that he’s talking about.
I guess dozens of economists and most Republicans can’t understand the simple logic of it all. I guess only ill-educated folks such as Herm plays to, have the native intelligence to get it.
And before I forget it, Mitt was recently quoted as saying this about the housing problem. He argues that the government is wrong to try to help people out and delay foreclosures and refinance mortgages. “Let the banks proceed to foreclose as rapidly as possible. Let the housing business hit rock bottom. Then the banks can start renting out the properties and hopefully begin selling them. And then this whole problem can start to go away.”
Gosh Mitty, that’s so freakin’ compassionate of you. I’m sure that millions of Americans will just go lay in the street and wait to be run over, and get out of the way, so the housing “problem” can hit bottom. Just to get it over with. Ya know.
Oh, and Michele Bachmann wants you to know, that even if your yearly income is $5,000, she wants you to pay SOMETHING in federal taxes. You know, you can’t feel a part of things, unless you have some skin in the game. So if you are living on less than a hundred bucks a week, you know, just skip a couple of meals of beans and rice, you know, for the good of the country.
All the candidates questioned whether we should be giving foreign aid to other countries any more. Until somebody remembered Israel. Then they all backed up. “Except for Israel! They are our BFF!”
If you want to read more details of the debates then see;
The Commentariat of October 19 (second section)
Andrew Sullivan collects a host of opinions on last night’s debate.
And don’t miss this resolution from the Tea Party Nation, which asks business people to pledge to not hire a single person until Barack Obama is defeated. I kid you not. Remember this is the base of the GOP. Nice folks huh?
- Mitt Romney, Rick Perry Really Dislike One Another (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- As Rick Santorum and Rick Perry attack Romney, GOP frontrunner shows tendency to bristle (boston.com)