Haaaaa!!! Haaaaa!!! Haaaaa!!! Good one Chips! Can’t wait the cable guys are going more crazy than usual and that’s no small feat!
oh wow I’m first LOL
Now THAT’s first prize!
Well done, libra!
Great ‘poster’ Ms Chipsticks!!!!
Thank you Mr Bob!
Hey, I like that one Chipsticks.
If I ever make it to #1 again, I want that one.
I wanna ta-ta ya Chips. You have mail. G’nite.:-)
Here’s 2 cute guys working on a speech:
Two cute guys indeed. Yummy.
I almost didn’t recognize the cute Jon Favreau with his hair grown out!!
Me too. He’s so cute. Plus it looks like he’s been working out.
He kind of looks like Ben Affleck.
I thought you were about to say he looks like Matt Damon.
I’ll watch. I wanna see how Mittens has been re-programmed.
There hasn’t been enough time. I think his programming is all spaghetti code, which is why it’s so hard to do a rewrite.
I am going to attempt to watch. May need breaks in between.
At first glance (on my iPad), I thought you wrote “may need meds”!
lol I may need meds. lololol
After these last several years, what we need is a COUCH.
I figure if I take these things in small doses and step back when I need to, then maybe I can stay off the couch. lololol
I’m trying but I must admit got bored started watching ESPN….will try to be a grown up…
I refuse to watch these clowns. However I will be reading TOD’ers opinions of the debaucle.
Moi aussi, it easier on my stomach and my nerves if I let it filter through the wisdom of TOD first….. But TOMORROW NIGHT, I WILL be tuned in! For real! Still want one of those pink shovels, haven’t seen them in the store yet, with Obama logo on the blade! But Hey, hope it won’t be long! Happy Lunar New Year of the Dragon to all!
Me too. I’m practicing my daily affirmations instead.
thanks for the smiles! but don’t you wonder, when she says at the end, ‘i can do anything,’ and she runs out of the room–what is that girl about to do!??!!
Whatever it is, she’ll be great at it!
Clue to 'GOP old guard' – You nurtured hate & greed. Newt is the result. You think a Jeb or Mitch can save you. ROFLMAO – that's Newt howl'n— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 24, 2012
I’m not sure if I’m up for it tonight… I just watched a happy movie & not sure I want to mess up my mood.
Oh, no, don’t watch the debate. But do stay here for the MST3K-like snark.
I will, thanks
Mystery Science Theater 3000!!!! OOOOOOOOH, Cool blast from the past!!
There’s even a Sade reference: Tool operatorrrrrs… tooool operators! LOL!
I know. I just watched Young Victoria. This will be a come down of the worst order.
I won’t be watching but I will follow along on all the live blogs and on twitter. It’s always fun to see what everyone else is saying.
I’m not watching that bullshit-fest either.
Yeah I’m 23rd on the 23rd of January LOL. It was pouring rain here in SoCal today. Loved it. Love the pic of PBO with Favreau working on the speech. Can’t wait until tomorrow night.
OOps too slow. Actually 25th:(
This ay be shallow…..but I’ve noticed that the White House offices just look homier and more comfortable since the Obama redo….doesn’t look stiff any more. Anyone else notice?
LETS GO NEWT!
And it begins!
Willard HAS to take the gloves off tonight and start landing punches against Newt.
I’d rather eat glass.
I’m watching The Iron Lady.
WELL KEEP U UPDATED TALLY!
Jeez Tally, I’d take even take Newt over Thatcher!!
I’d rather eat glass than have either, but I do love Goddess Streep.
Feedback, please, Miz Tally.
Will do Meta – halfway through……
So far: You are a liar. No, you are a liar. No, it’s you who is lying. No, really, it’s you, really you, who are lying. #NBCDebate
2 minutes ago via web
LMAO Gingrich trying to compare himself to Reagan!
Williams asks Gingrich about being tossed out of the Speakership and Newt is dodging…
First questions is about electablitiy. Noot compares himself to Reagan.
Willard is attacking Newt on resigning in disgrace from the Speakership
Jill Biden is on CNN with Piers —-much easier on the nerves.
Hahaha, great minds think alike!
If you’re not watching the circus, you may want to watch Dr. Jill Biden on Piers Morgan.
Oh right, thanks for the reminder!
Mittens attacking Noot about being a “disgrace.” Says Noot’s a lobbyist. Says he was “successful” in turning Massachusetts around.
Newt whining about trivial politics, LMAO!
That is funny as heck, huh?
Now Gingrich wants to talk about his website. Not mentioning what Mittens brought up. Newt is good at deflecting and not answering questions.
How about the truth coming out, which shows more people were on food stamps under G.W.Bush than President Obama. Well I be dam, we learn Newt is a liar. A racists liar. So is G.W. the food stamp President? America, when I look at those Republicans, what a sorry no good bunch of racists liars, I am so proud to be supporting President Obama.
Willard seems more together and straight forward tonight as opposed to last debate, more focused.
Yeah he does. This is so hard…I hate Gingrich, so I want him to lose, but I hate Mittens, so I want HIM to lose too! I got no one to root for in these debates! Tough situation.
must be bachman’s debate coach–are his eyes reeeeally big?
Romney is going all in on ATTACK. He’s desperate.
Noot attacking Mittens saying he’s “trivial” and that they should be focusing on how to beat Barack Obama.
Mittens again talking about Noot’s speakership and how he resigned.
Willard brought up Newt’s history with Freddie Mac… OUCH!
Whoa….he’s on the attack isn’t he? lol……he sound like a robot…..
Such a good description. He’s just verbally spewing out his attacks…barely breathing. He needs to pace himself. I missed a lot of stuff.
Are Santorum and Paul even being asked questions?
It’s the Mitt and Newt show
Ha! A quick glance and I thought you’d called him “Ace Santorum”
Mitt is hammering home the fact that Newt was forced out of the House in disgrace
Mittens is desperate… whining about being “attacked from all sides.”
Newt is dodging again!
Willard actually has Newt on the defensive. What a turnaround from SC!
He does…but I think he needs to pace himself. That was a lot of attack for the first 10 minutes of the debate. Santorum is now coming in sounding serious as opposed to them going at it.
Well, after all, Willard hired John McCain and Michelle Bachmann’s debate coach. (Tee hee)
then the Newster tried to twist his response but folks weren’t buying that.
Jill Biden told of the night of bin Laden’s demise. She said she was up in bed and saw the news on the teevee just like everyone else. So she got on her robe and went downstairs to wait for Joe to come home, and she heard singing at their gate—–that a crowd had gathered there and were singing “God Bless America”. Much more uplifting than anything you will hear at the Crazy Man debate.
Oh, wow! That would have been such a comforting experience, Dr. Biden, and for all the singers too! Beautiful!
*for Dr. Biden
I know that MoFo (Santorum) didn’t say he wanted to paint a positive vision for this country.
EL PAS O on the debate for me. I think I will go clean my cat box and scrub my toilets.
Hee! That’s what I’ve been doing J4O!
Santorum says this is not a two person race
Santorum seems to be the least phony to me. I don’t agree with his views or stances, but he doesn’t seem fake and seems to be a genuine conservative and not a wanna be like Willard or Newt.
do you think that his dog whistles were in fact genuine and not simply to raise his profile and generate votes?
And he allows people at his events to say that President Obama is an avowed Muslim and is not qualified to be POTUS, and he smiled in response. Did not have the decency or ethics to correct. I think he’s despicable. Plays a rt. wing Christian conservative on TV, has no morals in reality.
Dotster, you’ve got it. Ricky S is as phony as a $3.00 bill. He has no morals but wants you to think he’s “right-thinking Christian.”
Repulsive douchebag is what he is.
Santorum is as phoney as any of them.
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oy; RT @billscher Brian Williams just described Chris Christie, who polls nationally at 14%, as “one of the most popular” pols in the US.
I noticed that….one of the most popular?…..right!
as in “popular” with the media
GO NEWT TO! TAKE MITT DOWN!
Ron Paul time!
Thank God the crowd hasn’t hollered yet. Maybe they told them to chill…this isn’t a rock concert.
Brian Williams stated that applause will not be allowed in this debate to allow everyone to hear the candidates.
Good. That was one of the most inappropriate aspects of the past few debates.
Brian did mention there should be no outbursts from the crowd.
Ron Paul looks extra bad tonight. His suit is too big, and the makeup to hide his bags under his eyes, is discolored. HD is so bad for some people.
LOLz. I guess the guy is a pasty old man.
Ron Paul thinks he won Iowa. What a nut!
This debate is boring as hell.
Ron Paul attacking Gingrich!
Ronnie says he has a good chance of getting some of the Iowa delegates.
Maybe he’ll find the leprechaun’s pot of gold as well!
Brian Williams is doing a good job holding folks accountable.
Jill Biden’s interview is outside and it was just interrupted by VP Biden’s plane overhead.
Cool!! I hope there will be video.
SLOTUS is sooo great! If you don’t catch this current broadcast of her interview with Piers Morgan.
She told a cute story about how she met VPOTUS. Wouldn’t you know it, his plane is flying overhead, landing, during her interview! Her students are so lucky to have her.
I thought it was funny when she said her students don’t know who she is and once in a while one of them will say, “Hey! I saw you on TV with Michelle Obama!!!”
Cant’t stand Piers Morgan, but our beautiful SLOTUS was just terrific. So lovely, fresh, spoke so beautifully about POB and FLOTUS. Please, if you all get the opportunity, watch it. She comes on during the first fifteen minutes. As she was being interviewed, a plane was flying over, and she discovered that it was our beloved VP Joe. It was so cute. Such a lovely and graceful SLOTUS. Loved it.HZ
Williams asking Willard about his tax returns.
I love my local affiliate. This shit isn’t even on live – on tape delay later on. Hooray!
That was great Chips, heading off to Chipoltes…..
Watchin Piers Morgan with our beautiful SLOTUS, Dr. Jill Biden. She is terrific.HZ
Willard just dodged his tax returns issue to talk about the American people. What a dick!
LOL…homeboy is ready for the pivot from the tax issue. “Mine are cool…but what about the American people’s taxes?” I care…
Williams should ask Willard about his millions in the Cayman Islands.
Slick Mitt is tap dancing around the tax question AGAIN
I can only “watch” these things through filters like you guys or Andrew Sullivan, otherwise my eyes and ears would burn, so thanks!
Romney said he would eliminate tax on savings for middle income Americans. He will eliminate tax on savings on interest, dividends and capital gains.
Is there an audience? I can’t hear anything…….they are quiet!!
Apparently, NBC told the crowd to shut the hell up.
Brian Williams probably laid down the rules.
He says he pays what the law allows and not a penny more. That a lot of people pay taxes.
Here he goes again – tap,tap, tap
Woah…Mittens got you there, Newt, on the 0% rate on capital gains.
Willard isn’t putting 12 years worth of returns because he KNOWS there’s dirt to be dug from them.
Romney: I pay all the taxes that are legally be required but not a dollar more.
Mittens says he doesn’t agree w/ his father in releasing 12 years of tax returns.
I said it this weekend, I think the “release more taxes” issue is over now. We must pivot to the unfairness of his tax rate.
Thomm Hartmann mentioned on his radio show today (Tues) that Mitt closed his Swiss banking accounts in 2010 to clean up his taxes to run for office. That he had some of his money sheltered there before that.
sorry: Watching. She is off now. Very good. She was so supportive and real. Sean Penn coming up now.
Took meds, so I will be watching the Clown Show as well. Checking in on Twitter as will. Like seeing what others are tweeting.HZ
Jill Biden on her first date with Joe: “I actually had another date that night”
Jill Biden’s first date with the future vice president almost never happened. In a revealing interview with Piers Morgan airing tonight 9pm ET/PT, the Second Lady admits she had other plans that evening but cancelled, opting instead to accept an invite from Joe. “Just because I thought he would be interesting to go out with, just once,” says Dr. Biden. “But I went out with him and I was really charmed by him.”
The couple spent their first evening together at the movies in Philadelphia, and after the date, Jill went straight to the phone:
“I remember going upstairs and calling my mother at 1:00 in the morning and I said, ‘Mom, I finally met a gentleman.’” Tune in tonight at 9pm ET/PT as the Second Lady welcomes Piers Morgan to the Warrior Hope & Care Center, and reveals her greatest passion, and what it was like the night of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
I can’t imagine VP (then senator) Joe Biden being anything other than a gentleman and good catch.
Willard whining about weapons of the left and not apologizing. WAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Oh, oh, Mitt & Newt going at it again.
Mitt says he is not going to produce 12 years….only 2 and he says that is the right number.
Oh Mitt, you’ve stepped in it.
Sean Penn, second guest on Piers Morgan tonight. Being asked about his opinion about the state of the union given the speech scheduled for tomorrow.
who cares what these actors think? why does Piers continuously ask them their opinions like they matter?
I actually care…Sean Penn has been a strong supporter of Democracy and President Obama. I hope he hasn’t turned whiny like some others who have been in the spotlight.
Santorum going after Willard and Gingrich!
Sean Penn, on his fears for the future of America: “We’re going to commit suicide”
Offering his trademark emotional, opinionated approach in a “Piers Morgan Tonight” interview, actor and activist Sean Penn reveals his concerns with the country’s leadership: “We’re not getting nutrition of thought into our children’s brains,” says Penn. “We don’t need the Chinese or Al Qaeda to kill us. We’re going to commit suicide.”
In a passionate sit-down with Piers Morgan airing tonight 9pm ET/PT, Penn also discussed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s pro-life position on abortion: “Do I respect somebody who would sit beside me and tell me he wouldn’t respect my daughter’s choice? No, I don’t think I would respect him.”
Let's be CLEAR: Romney gave two decades of his tax returns to the McCain Campaign for VP vetting, and then they chose Sarah Palin.— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) January 24, 2012
I know, right?
Like I said, I don’t agree with Santorum’s views or stances, including his dog whistles at his rallies, but he doesn’t seem like he’s forcing his conservative views for votes like Willard or Newt. Santorum actually has a track record of voting conservative, being a rubber stamp for George W. Bush as Senator.
Newt’s schtick about being offended by this or that is getting old.
So will any of the ‘moderators’ will ask him to answer the fucking questions instead of pulling the poutrage act ?
Willard attacking Gingrich for Fannie Mae and is actually bruising him good!
Mitt is stuttering, he is NERVOUS!
yea but he is holding.
Newt always wears that ugly tie. I must find out the significance of it.
Probably the lucky tie he was wearing when he met Callista. (I said lucky but I was thinking yucky.)
Oops…I met Mittens.
One more time – meant Mittens!!!!! Oy!
Mitt says that Freddie Mac doesn’t pay for Historians
and they don’t pay historians over $1M dollars.
Romney got his money’s worth from his new debate coach. He is doing much better today.
I think he’s a little too much, though. He’s coming off desperate.
IMO he is slow on the attack, when he attacks its like he is reading lines, not natural.
but it worked. It got Gingrich to call time out.
Newt Gingrich: You know how Pawn Stars is on the History Channel? I was that kind of historian.— (@LOLGOP) January 24, 2012
Romney is going at it. He is desperate. He needs to chillax a little bit.
He does not know how to attack IMO. Its like he is trying to get out everything his aids told him to say.
I’m glad Brian’s letting them duke it out!
Willard got Newt for being a part of K street and has got Newt stuttering!
Gingrich — what was the gross revenue for Bain?
Newt is almost speechless.
That’s cuz Mitt is throwing the kitchen sink at him. Damn. It’s overwhelming just listening. I’m trying to keep up with Mitt.
Yes, Mitt’s new drama coach did well.
Newt called a time-out – he’s surprised that Mitt is hitting him HARD
Are Santorum and Paul still there?
Hopefully, Paul wins. It’s his turn now………… highly unlikely but still………
Newt must be happy that there’s a commercial break
After the debate a supporter of Newt’s campaign said he thought the NBC rules of not allowing the audience to react and clap was detrimental to Newt. Newt feeds off of audience reaction. I think it was a good thing so the debate could be listened to thoughts and ideas and not be a reactionary exercise.
Romney wasn’t having it.
then Gingrich took a step back and tried to play it off.
Romney held on and called what Gingrich is doing influence peddling. Said Gingrich has a conflict being paid by companies while encouraging to folks in Congress to support that legislation.
HAH! These are your GOP candidates, folks.
which is the lunatic? LOL!!!
Ah, true, it’s hard to figure that one out!
I hate it when Mitt and Newt fight. Please, not in front of Rick and Ron. #FLdebate— Robert Benzie (@robertbenzie) January 24, 2012
The debate is in a time out
Brian says he’ll try to get the other two candidates in the debate when it returns.
This one is a good one.
Slick Mitt is better prepared and Newt is getting loud
Based on what y’all are reporting, I’m very disappointed that Willard is doing well. Leroy went in too confident. Doesn’t he know desperate men fight the hardest? Leroy should have gone in prepared to fight for what he wanted. Instead he probably slept late, wine and dined, then showed up for the debate while Willard was studying like nobody’s business……… so disappointed Leroy. So disappointed.
That’s pretty much how it’s happening. Newt is flat and Mitt has his dukes up.
Willard is not doing well in my opinion. He’s getting by. He still has not given a good reason for not releasing more than 2 years of tax returns. He’s just stuttering a bit less than the previous debate and Gingrich doesn’t have the rabid S.C. crowd behind him.
NEWT FIGHT HRADER
Santorum calls Harry Reid and Dems “minions.” How fucking classy. I can’t stand this guy.
In fairness, Ricky wasn’t a minion during his time in the Senate. He was a lackey.
I can’t either, but he’s not a fake right winger like Willard or Newt.
A true right winger is the worst since he truly believes in all the wrong things.
True, but I mean Santorum actually has a history of consistently voting right wing, not moving to the right wing to get votes like Willard or Newt.
He let some nutcase say that the President was a Muslim and a bunch of other stuff and Ricky didn’t open his mouth to correct her. I hate all these SOB’s.
and I see LOD is beginning his show with Santorum’s disgusting non-response to the crazy lady—–and I see it’s front and center on Chgo Trib website. I think a lot of people thought that was really putrid of Santorum. He lost any speck of respect that some previously deluded people might have had for him.
He’s such an asshole.
Sully’s take on the showdown:
9.32 pm. So the crowd has been told to be quiet. And now Romney is beginning to make headway on Freddie Mac. The historian line is not working for Newt. But there’s no passion in Mitt’s challenge. Now they’re fighting over how much Bain was worth.
Paul: free market, monetary system, blah blah blah!
You can crucify me on a cross of gold!
(A little shout out to William Jennings Bryant.)
Federal reserve….liberty….bla bla bla
In hindsight – everyone saw the housing market crash – yea right!
I know…these guys are amazing!!!!!
Hindsight is 20/20…
Evangelicals & a casino mogul have united to help a thrice-married disgraced-politician-turned-lobbyist lecture us on morality.— (@LOLGOP) January 24, 2012
Mitt lying again on his stance on the housing market.
Brian Williams is good, btw.
He’s the best moderator to date. Well, I think – they’ve had so many debates, I really forget who the other moderators were. Mostly.
Question to Romney – help homeowners or not?
Of course we help them.
Crack down on fraud
Get govt out of the mess they created it
Dodd Frank made it harder for banks to renegotiate mortgages
get the economy going again by creating jobs.
Willard attacking PBO again!
Oh Mittens, you’ve barely scratched at Newt. You can’t go after Obama again. You’re not the official candidate yet!
YAY! Meet the maker gets them to applause. Or maybe not the maker but someone else. Applause. Repubs love blood, guts, and death.
9.46 pm. Say this for Brian Williams. He’s the first moderator to ask why the right response to the Wall Street crash is less regulation.
Cuba is the Soviet Union?????? Damn.
Gingrich on Dodd Frank
Repeal Dodd Frank and the economy will improve overnight
Dodd Frank made the biggest banks bigger, crush independent banks, anti housing bias and crippling small business borrowing.
I would like to know how many energy drinks Romney drank before the debate…..whoa!….
I agree. He’s hyped up. It’s weird.
Extra marshmellows in his cocoa? He’s not allowed caffeine, so it must be something else.
Paul: sanctions, isolationism, blah blah blah!
but he had the strongest response that would reach independents.
Santorum – not so much. He is a nut job regarding foreign policy.
.@MittRomney "of course" we help homeowners? From the guy who said let the process hit bottom and leave homeowners out in the cold.— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) January 24, 2012
Continue sanctions, etc., until the Castros are dead. That could be a long time if the Castros, like many dictators, set up their successors.
Oh, didn’t know jihadists = Iranians.
Newt Gingrich NEVER says President Obama or Mr. Obama, and rarely says "the president." Just now, as usual, he said, dismissively, "Obama"— Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) January 24, 2012
That’s cuz it’s en vogue to disrespect and belittle this president.
Does Fineman always call him President Obama, too?
He’s JUST NOW FIGURING THIS OUT???????????? Maybe ALL THE PUNDITS should call him by this rightful title!
Mitt cites Steel Dynamics. Under Bain/Romney, Steel Dynamics got millions in tax breaks, subsidies and corp welfare. latimes.com/news/nationwor…— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) January 24, 2012
This is a good debate. Brian is asking good questions.
Mittens: “I’m gonna build 15 ships to the president building 9 ships! Take that, OBAMA!!!!”
Imagine how many ships we could finance if Romney paid his fair share of taxes.— Bill Burton (@billburton716) January 24, 2012
Newt just said (not directly) that if he would bomb Iran if he became President.
Start another war. Is these dam B’s like Maureen Dowd and Katrina listening to this crap coming from the GOP side. These Bitches are writing articles ripping into the President for not being grateful, not having parties, talking about being in a bubble . When these GOP clowns are talking about continuing to destroy the middle class and poor, taking women’s rights away, voters right’s away, going back into Iraq, starting a war with Iran. What is wrong with people like Dowd and Katrina? Are they listening to those debates or are they piss for not being invited to the White House?
Mittens would expand the Afganistan war.
What's taking Obama so long to execute these four? #FLDebate— (@KimJongNumberUn) January 24, 2012
He has work to do, sound as if they are doing a pretty fair job of it for him!
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At this point, and there is still 40 minutes to go, I can’t imagine this debate having any impact on the race — which is bad news for Mitt.
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You know what's under Ron Paul's shoulder pads? Freedom.— Richard Wolffe (@richardwolffedc) January 24, 2012
Newt, Newt, is they think POTUS is so weak, then why have they allowed our ships to go thru?
Paul: end the wars!
…..and get off my lawn!
Again, Brian is doing a great job. And I’m happy they muted the crowd. This is an appropriate debate.
Newt is right. Obama sent the Iranians the wrong message by launching the military action that brought down Qaddafi. Oh, wait….. #FLdebate— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 24, 2012
wait Romney said we should go from 9 ships a year to 15 ships a year. Not because we want to go to war against anyone because we want others to think they can’t defeat us. and place them out in the ocean fully staffed.
My question to Romney — how would he pay for it?
He will raise taxes on the middle class! How else?
Sit down Rick…
Gingrich – blah blah blah – this President is weak with Iran. blah blah
THIS IS REALLY SAD
President Obama always says does anyone think that the cause of the financial crisis was TOO MUCH REGULATION? We all know it was a free for all tantamount to legal gambling because there were no regulations and no oversight. Way to go Brian Williams. You put your colleagues to shame by asking why the response to the crash should be LESS REGULATION.
From Andrew Sullivan’s live blogging of the GOP debate in Florida:
"This debate is turning into a battle to be the evil of two lessers." #fldebate guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan…— Chips (@___Chips___) January 24, 2012
That’s perfect. Brevity is the soul of wit and twitter is becoming the home of great wit.
Can somebody, anybody, remind these fools that Fidel Castro passed his power onto his brother, Raul?
Oh, that would require recalibration and I don’t think that’s possible!
I think this debate SO FAR is wash.
Yep…it is. Mittens needed more.
Has RP’s eyebrow stayed on this time? Kinda humid there in FLA.
wait did Romney just say that this President did not oversee the elections in Afghanistan to make sure the people didn’t see their own elections as legitimate. . . wha whattt?
I thought Romney said government should get out of the way. and besides,who is going to fund it?
Santorum looks paranoid.
Another sick racists bastard Rick Santorum. A man with such faith. It’s not his responsibility to correct someone when they are lying about President Obama. After all he’s just the “blah” man.
The “blah” Muslim.
Santorum — Iran – jihadist – act of war with Iran – IEDs are killing our troops. They are funded to specifically kill our troops
This guy is certifiable. He should get no where near the White House.
Question from the moderator — why is it okay for you to court voters in Spanish but not okay for the government to serve them in Spanish?
Good question, and IMO good answer from Newt. There are a multitude of languages spoken in this country.
Oooh… did he really ask that? Nice!
Uh, oh Santorum says we should build the Keystone – even after BP is still apologizing on the air in Florida
Newt is allergic to answering the questions.
Newt says only ballots in English – yet he has ads airing in Spanish – huh?
I miss Rick Perry. This is like watching an episode of Friends with no Phoebe. #FLDebate— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) January 24, 2012
Gingrich – when courting people you go to the people on their terms but as a country to unify ourselves it is essential that we expect people to learn.
Romney – in his state – children were taught in the language of their birth in their own schools. Which made absolutely no sense. English immersion in the schools. Kids have a transition period. English is the language of this nation. In order to reach the American dream they should all speak English.
I will resist the temptation to say something nasty about what Newt and his 3rd wife know about courting, only because I’m a lady!
Oh …. go on.
I’m in too good a mood. I’ll leave the salty language to the Old Salt in the room … Oh yardarm? Are ya there?
possibly he’s out back gagging after watching the ‘debate’?
Aye Missy. I be lurking about reading the tea leaves. We will, however, belay the expletives ’til such a time the subject is worthy.
Romney is coming up with a hell of a beaucratic system with his “self-deportation.”
Newt gives the illegal children a route into the military, but not approve the Dream Act with the college provision
Mitt thinks a card will make the illegals honest – ROFL!
and they will make the individual choice to self deport vs the govt deporting them.
I’m so sick of that lie from Mitt Romney about President Obama shrinking the navy!
First of all it’s complete ridiculous, you can’t shrink the navy over night, this is a decades in making from the Navy for purposes of reorganizing more effectively!
“More to the point, we’re getting a lot more bang for our buck—we’ve swapped dreadnoughts, monitors, and 50-gun frigates for air-craft carriers and nuclear submarines. Which would you want in a fight?”
well it is helpful in a face to face debate. Mitt will repeat those lies and PO would respond.
Mitt Romney said he spent time today in Florida speaking to 8 people so he understands all the issues. and it is because it is the President.
Who was the eight, his wife, five sons, and their driver, and maid. Did anyone see the photo of Mitt and his wife suppose to be doing their laundry. That is alot of B.S. That’s one reason why people say Mitt is phony as a $3 dollar bill.
You know anniebella – you may have a point. He didn’t say they LIVED there but he spoke to eight people in Florida. hahahahaha
And here’s Mitt’s mini-speech railing against “this president.” The guy truly is a robot. Awful.
He needs to self-deport back to Mars or Pluto.
“He needs to self-deport back to Mars or Pluto”
has anybody mentioned g bush?
no; I don’t think so.
Romney said PO is out playing golf, trillion debt,obamacare, this president has failed blah blah blah blah
he went off the rails and lost points for that rant.
Hay Mr. Bain Capitol, Better playing golf, then riding with you sick dam dog on top of your car. Firing people while you stuff your pockets with millions and putting millions out of the country, and paying less tax than a teacher.
Mitt is back to saying that this President has failed Florida
I want to punch him in his nose when he spouts such lies! OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
but he lost points for that. He was doing quite well. Not great but balanced and then he fell off the wagon and showed his ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome).
I would just say, “Hey FL, how do you like that Republican Gov that lied his way into your hearts and broke your state?” That should do it.
Mitt Romney: You have a lot of people in Florida hurting. Like me. I was up by ten points a week ago.— (@LOLGOP) January 24, 2012
This made me laugh out loud.
I self-deported myself to Paris for that "mission". A whole lot more fun than 'Nam.— Mass. Moderate Mitt (@MittUnGeled) January 24, 2012
When Romney discussed the the “eight” people he spoke with I had to roll my eyes. Eight whole people? He started to list some of the hardships these folks have faced and it sounded like he had never heard these things before. He really does NOT get it at all.
you had the same response I did Diane. My guess is we weren’t the only one who felt that way.
Mitt Romney's constant suggestion that hard working, well-informed Obama engages in too much recreational activity is offensive. Cf. Reagan.— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 24, 2012
Right Freaking ON, AFL-CIO!! Thanks criquet..it damn well is OFFENSIVE!
hhhhm, Wonder if Myth’s Grandaddy spoke Spanish in Mexico?
Ha! Myth Romney! Bwahahahaha!
WHAT IS SELF DEPORTATION?
Well, first you take a “self” and you ask them to “deport.” Get it?
Just so we're clear: "Self Deportation" is making lives so unbearable for unauthorized immigrants so they'll "voluntarily" leave.— (@AdamSerwer) January 24, 2012
you send yourself to your original country.
I MEANT IT AS A JOKE BECUASE ITS SO FCKING RIDICULOUS. ROBNEY IS AJOKE
First class to Paris?
I wonder if Mitt intends to outsource many more jobs to Mexico so the Hispanics will self-deport back for those jobs? He did say if they can’t get jobs here they will go back.
Ron Paul had a strong night. He stood out from the rest in a good way.
How? He really didn’t said much.
his responses were the most cogent.
Right to die – Government intervention or not?
Ron Paul’s answer of a Living Will to be the correct one for now, but back then…
Romney is back to his old way of debating. He is starting to stink again.
Did Mitt just say we need partnerships with “business, government AND the military?” Ummm…I thought the military was part of government.
yes he did.
They truly believe the military is some separate entity unrelated to the US government. It’s crazy. They don’t want them to be the same because it’ll be proof that if given the right resources, if given the rhetorical support (which both Dems and Reps have for the military), government can work.
And, that the black guy, yeah, THAT one, is um, Commander-in-Chief of that military that these crazies love so much!!!
HHHmmm, nobody mentions that. Wonder why?
NASA is revamping our Space Program
I HATE LIARS!!!!!!!
MITTS FOR SMALL GOVERNMENT UNLESS I NEED TO PANDER TO FLORDIA!
Question to Gingrich – if tax cuts create jobs why didn’t it create jobs during the Bush years?
Gingrich said it is because of the attack of 9/11 oh and the Regulations
Dodd Frank, Barack Obama, oil , get regulations out of the way
That was a weird answer. Dodd/Frank is this debate’s “Saul Alinksy” for Newt.
To everyone who’s actually watching this crazy show, thank you–you are heroes. I couldn’t endure it, but am grateful for the highlights. For those of you watching, please do something to soothe your brain before you go to bed tonight. So much garbage received means a lot of garbage to throw out.
Here’s a Chica Emergency Response Click
close to 3.5 million, MILLION!!!! hits. And that’s just this video. No telling how many others and in what languages!!!
Do you know what language that one was in? Had sort of “curly cue” letters?
I thought it was Arabic.
Works for every occasion, doesn’t it?
yes–thank you so much. and congrats on your strong stomachs!
You all are better humans than I, watching yet one more freak show – but I love that they’re nonstop.
The Iron Lady –
Streep is insanely wonderful. Her detail work is extraordinary. It’s really something to behold.
The film is quite remarkable in weaving the horrors of tragedy of Alzheimers into the way the film not only tells the story, but the way it’s shot. It’s quite remarkable. If you have first-hand experience with a loved one’s battle with this hideous disease, you will be moved. Be prepared.
The history is sometimes very hard to watch.
Jim Broadbent is wonderful.
Someone needs to get me a copy of “We Need To Talk About Kevin”, DAMMIT.
Thanks for the tip Tally. I’ve been meaning to see The Iron Lady.
Also I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Tilda Swinton. Gotta see “…Kevin” too.
Thank you. I do want to see it because I love Meryl Streep, but both of my parents had alzheimers and I wondered how they would treat it in this film. I may have to way and watch it in the privacy of my home.
These who watched the debate, thank you. You have given me a as close up of what actually went on. I really appreciate you taking one for the team!!!!
Tally, really want to see Streep in this movie. I saw a “making of” preview and she was just remarkable. I think Jim Broadbent is one of the most talented actors in the world. He’s great in everything. The decent into Alzheimers will be hard for us–saw my brilliant, witty FIL just sink out of sight as his brain deteriorated. Horrible, horrible disease.
My work is elderly care; it is an indescribable journey for each person. For me as caregiver and daily support, to be centered, calm, present and focussed is the most critical contribution I can make. That is why I share in Jackie Grumbacher’s humble deference to all of you for interpreting these debates. If I tried to watch, I would be exhausted for days, thus useless to the people in my care. I bow to all of you. Thank you.
Pamela, I bow to YOU, and your care for the elderly. You and your gift are much needed, and required. Thank you.
tonight’s Republican debate winners and losers
Tonight’s Republican Debate Winner – President Barack Obama
Winner of #fldebate : #PresidentObama !! Meets Guinness book of world records for winning records number of #GOPFAIL debates— HSC for Obama 2012 (@pinkbunny70) January 24, 2012
What have you done to further the conservative movement in the Republican Party: “I’ve raised a family.” LOL. This guy is a pure idiot.
My folks furthered the Rep party and they didn’t even know it! I’m on my way someday too! Holy crap – I had no idea. Hell Barack Obama has done it too.
Newt left out his Speaker years
what have you (Romney) done to further the cause of conservatism?
Romney number 1 – I have raised a family and I have a wife, 5 sons and grand kids
2 – I worked in the private sector we created thousands and thousands of jobs
3. cut taxes 19 times
put in place a rainy day fund
balanced the budget every year
have English immersion in our schools
Massachusetts schools were number 1 in the nation. Used as a model across the nation.
I know Gingrich didn’t just say that the President would have to defend his values against his. …
What values do Newt have? He hasn’t cheated on this third wife of his. He’s a racists, he’s a liar.
Exclusive preview of @markhalperin's #FLDebate ratings: Willard A+++++, Newt A++++, Rick A++, The Other Guy B-. Winner? John McCain '08.— Chips (@___Chips___) January 24, 2012
The news is that Senator Fred Thompson is endorsing Speaker Newton Leroy. Also, Fineman was not impressed with Willard. I guess Halprin is his only friend. TMP gave it to Newton Leroy early. Willard must go down and go down hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The professor said that Willard nicked Newton Leroy but not hard enough.
Mittens did well in this debate compared to the others…. still seems uncomfortable attacking Noot though
I’m sorry I wouldn’t give the debate to Willard even if I thought he won because he is a liar! He never tells the truth. Newton Leroy I don’t agree with him but atleast he actually believes the words that are coming out of his mouth.
Thing is Willard did lay out the truth against Newt for being a lobbyist at Freddie Mac and let him have it. Newt was speechless and was actually on the defensive.
I didn’t watch the debate, just reading the pundits. I think a debate winner is in the eyes of the beholder. I did listen to Brian’s question about what have each done to further conservative issues, Willard talked about his family and business; Newton Leroy listed by name and date folks like President Reagan, Goldwater etc.
i just think neuter’s a more skillful liar than mite. that’s why mite looks so dumb when asked a question–he knows he can’t tell the truth, but it’s so tricky to come up with a good lie on the spot.
I agree. Newt is a cold blooded liar and has been since he started what we now know as the Republican Party. He is filth personified..
Newt is a cold blooded racists, crooked, to old to cheat liar.
Santorum – Obamacare, Obamacare
Gingrich supported individual mandate
Romney provided the national model for Obamacare
Gingrich was for cap and trade
Bail out injected government into business in a way that it hasn’t before
Ok, I’m about to be sick.
Old Man Paul
Romney is pulling himself back down. he started talking about Kennedy having to take out a mortgage to defeat him.
I told you he was blowing his lead.
“@ezraklein: Romney: I made Ted Kennedy slightly poorer.” @mittromney thinks there is a prize for biggest asshole #fldebate— HSC for Obama 2012 (@pinkbunny70) January 24, 2012
Lol! willard doesn’t want newt getting the biggest asshole prize again.
Ok, I’m turning it off because I don’t want to hear Chuckie and David
Well, after the first 10-15 minutes of Mitt’s breathless attacks against Newt, this was a typical lying, boring, anti-Obama fest. I think BriWi did good moderating. Mitt said 2 dumb things that I don’t want to forget ever, because it’ll be a source of good laughs for me: 1) self-deportation as a way of handling illegal immigrants, 2) he has furthered the conservative movement by raising a family.
LOL. Classic Mitt stupidity.
lousy response from Gingrich on what he would most be afraid of if winning the Presidency.
Romney just screwed himself some more. Said he wanted to use his skills on how the economy work to get people working again.
The winner and still champion — President Barrack Obama! #FLDebate— Alycee (@jazziz2) January 24, 2012
Damn, need to teach my fingers how to spell…………
The winner and still champion — President Barack Obama! #FLDebate— Alycee (@jazziz2) January 24, 2012
NBC is not giving the debate to Willard. I can’t believe it! Andrea Mitchell and Chuckie Todd is praising Newton Leroy. Mitchell just said Newton Leroy was Presidential!!!!
Well on MSNBC Fineman just said the opposite. He didn’t think Newt was good and said Newt’s only good if he’s on the attack.
I think neither one did well. Mitt managed to regurgitate verbatim whatever he crammed from his debate coach lesson without stammering too much. Newt coasted along with his usual LIES that didn’t get challenged.
The bar is set way too low for these GOP candidates. Either one will have their asses handed to them by PBO.
well he didn’t win. Gingrich let himself get knocked off his perch.
WILLARD DIDN”T WIN!
Is she on drugs? She could idiot be anymore obvious.
Edit..Could that idiot be anymore obvious.
I have no respect for Andrea Mitchell at all. I don’t listen to that witch or Chuckie Todd either.
It’s like you have to choose the least worst as the winner. In that case I really liked Ron Paul’s zinger to Newt and Mitt when he said their Cuba plan was to take us back to the Cold War time period. I know, I know Ron Paul is insane and I do not support him. I just liked that he brought out this truth.
New post everyone:
David Gregory, Willard on the offense, Newton Leroy didn’t take the bait; Willard will be on the defensive again. I didn’t understand that sentence at all.
Willard tried to make Leroy lose control by going on offense, but Leroy didn’t take the bait (lose control) so now, Willard has used up his ammunition by showing his hand. By the time of the TeaNN debate, Leroy will have more polished responses to Willard’s attacks and will go after Willard no holds barred. You know how vindictive Leroy can be. Willard was stupid. He should have paced himself.
Thank you for all your commentary on the debate. I haven’t watched any of the republican debates, because I would be screaming at the tv. I give you lots of credit for watching this, and thank you for giving the links to the great tweet responses.
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