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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Live-blogging the debate

How nice of Megyn Kelly to tee up Ted Cruz with an opportunity to make fun of Trump.

I'm so sick of how candidates such up to Iowans as they are the most extraordinary people in the entire country.

Trum is the "greatest show on Earth." That's right. He's a circus.

Rubio knows to focus on Hillary. Most Republicans' primary concern is defeating her.

Gosh, Jeb plays the Barbara Bush card a lot.

Christie keeps with the same shtick talking about how what other people talk about is irrelevant and that he's the one who has made the tough decisions because he's a governor. It gets old.

We're seeing #AngryRubio again.

How many times are they going to ask Ben Carson the same question about running without having any political position before. He's been asked that over and over and has a canned answer ready.

Ted Cruz doesn't seem to understand that we can't carpet bomb an enemy embedded in civilian neighborhoods.

Rubio, you don't need to convince us that ISIS is very, very bad. Interesting that he doesn't explain how lame Cruz's carpet-bagging claims are.

I can't stand these questions to set up candidates to attack each other. Chris Christie is smart to swivel to attacking Hillary. That's a much better tactic than attacking Cruz and Rubio.

You go Chris Wallace! Shut down Ted Cruz trying to horn into Christie's answer. I'm a teacher. I know that you have to be tough in the beginning on enforcing the rules if you let a student get away with ignoring the rules early on.

Ted Cruz is repeating his same answer from the CNBC debate criticizing the questions. He can't repeat the magic of his first answer making fun of questions attacking others. And his joke threatening to leave the debate fell rather flat. It's all too canned.

Rubio gets to direct who answers questions? When did he get that power?

Good. The more you shut up John Kasich the better.

Chris Christie didn't really answer the question about whether it was enough to report to the police that the San Bernardino neighbors had seen Muslims receiving a lot of packages.

What a dumb question to ask Bush what he'd do about charities for veterans. It's smart of Bush to switch to talk about the problems still plaguing the VA.

Cruz had a very good answer on health care. You can tell he's had that question before.

Wow, that video display of Rubio's words on amnesty appears like an attack ad on Rubio. In fact it seems like one of the ads that Bush's Super PAC has been running. I hope they're going to show videos for the other candidates.

Cruz does too much name-dropping of Jeff Sessions and Steve King.

Now Megyn Kelly sets up Rand Paul to attack Cruz on authenticity. How come Paul doesn't get a video montage?

Paul and Rubio are double-teaming Cruz.

And now Christie comes in with his "I'm a governor" shtick. It's so very tired.

How come no one else got a video montage?

Maybe we've had to many debates.

How funny that Ben Carson is surprised to get a question.

Can you imagine the video montage of flip flops they would have had if Trump had been there?

I hate electability questions in a debate. Let the voters decide that. Instead ask them about issues.

How smart of Rubio to brush off the invitation to attack Christie to give an answer on his faith because he knows that his answer to an atheist about his faith has gone viral and helped him with evangelicals.

Gosh, I haven't missed Donald Trump at all during this debate. Maybe he can boycott all of them.


mark said...

Ben Carson thinks all "Americans are terrified?"
Concerned? Sure. Worried? Yup. Terrified?
Playing to cowards is a good strategy for the party, I suppose.

Paula said...

I like Rubio, but he seems a little too hyped tonight!

tfhr said...

mark the socialist,

Playing to unfounded fear - that's the whole point of discredited global warming (rebranded as "climate change") scare mongering. Ten years ago Al Gore said the world would end last Wednesday - and you believed him. I admit I was a little concerned when you weren't here spewing something ridiculous - I thought you might have finished your Kool Aid for the last time. But you're back and all is right in the world because:

1. Satellite data says that Earth hasn’t warmed in nearly 20 years.

2. Predictions that climate change — the rebranding of “global warming” when it turned out that predicted warming wasn’t happening — would cause catastrophic weather damage haven’t panned out.

3. Despite all the self-congratulatory international conferences and pseudo-agreements, the world has done nothing to “fight global warming.”

4. In the mid- to late-2000s, Gore repeatedly predicted that an ice-free Arctic Ocean was coming in 2014. But as usual, his fortune-telling was wrong.

5. Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, which somehow won an Oscar, was found by a British judge to contain nine errors.

6. There [are] more Polar Bears now than ever.

7. Mr. Gore said in his movie that there would be a “shutting down of the ocean conveyor”. [If anything, it is speeding up.]

For more, check these links:

If you think Carson has crossed a line with his choice of words, I'll just point you to drooling Joe Biden's shameful "They're going to put y'all back in chains." (Ya'll???? On top of slander?)

Dribblin' Joe smeared Republicans with race card tinged slander but quickly put it all in perspective when confusing his whereabouts with Virginia for North Carolina.

mark said...

Pretty sure you're lying about Gore claiming "that the world would end last Wednesday". Perhaps you can prove that with say...a quote. I absolutely know that you're lying when you say I ever agreed.

tfhr said...

mark the socialist,

From CBS News with as assist from AP:

Gore has been saying it for decades, since a college class in the 1960s convinced him that greenhouse gases from oil, coal and other carbon emissions were trapping the sun's heat in the atmosphere, resulting in a glacial meltdown that could flood much of the planet.

Americans have been hearing it for decades, wavering between belief and skepticism that it all may just be a natural part of Earth's cyclical warming and cooling phases.

And politicians and corporations have been ignoring the issue for decades, to the point that unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said.

He sees the situation as "a true planetary emergency."

"If you accept the truth of that, then nothing else really matters that much," Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press.

"Point of no return" and "nothing else really matters", are pretty much doom and gloom but here we are and now that flabby Al has shed his wife, sold his crummy network to oil-fueled al Jazeera, he jets to his next big banquet in a Gulf Stream and owns a big fat mansion on the beach, all thanks to suckers like you.

But Fat Al is not a lone wolf scare monger; take a look at the list below.

Gordon Brown said there were 50 days left to save the Earth - in 2009.

Prince Charles said there were only 96 months

Rajendra Pachauri, the former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in 2007 that if “there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late.”

The San Jose Mercury News reported on June 30, 1989 that a “senior environmental official at the United Nations, Noel Brown, says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000.”

If you want even more spectacular end of times predictions from left wing loons, check the list since Earth Day.

The point is that they been scaring the money right out of your pockets and you've admired them for it. Such chumps.

When are you going to learn that man made climate change and global warming are political science "concepts"? (If "concept" and scam are interchangeable) Maybe you should stick to more basic political science and answer this question because the DNC chair and Clinton couldn't: What's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?

tfhr said...

mark the socialist,

I forgot to ask if your claim that you didn't agree means that you don't believe Al Gore or that you've never used the phrase "settled science"?

mark said...

Oh, crumpet.
No, saying we will reach a point of no return in ten years is not the same as saying the world will end at that time.
Gore never said that, nor did I agree.
Caught lying (again), you try to change the argument.

Always amazing what lies and garbage people will condone when it's from someone on their own side.

tfhr said...

Lies? Oh you mean like:

1. "I never had sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinski."? A felony because he was being deposed about his history of sexual impositions, assault, and misconduct in the workplace.

2. "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."? One of so many lies repeated over and over to con suckers on the left.

3. Claims to have not deliberately mishandled classified by saying she received nothing marked "classified" while giving instructions to her minions to remove classification markings prior to transmitting classified documents via non-secure channels. That's about three or four felonies right there before we get to the part about using a privately owned, non-secure server to store thousands upon thousands of government documents - many classified - to avoid FOIA scrutiny.

4. Claiming to the public and the survivors that the attack on Benghazi was a protest over a YouTube video while admitting to her daughter that it was carried out by terrorists.

5. Or you claiming that you are not a socialist?

Al Gore says ten years ago this week that the world could not be saved by now if we had not followed his science fiction prescription. And I'm the one that is lying? The left has been spewing this stuff for decades for the gullible to buy and for cynical and corrupt fellow travelers to retail. Which one are you?

Yet here we are despite Flabby Al's doomsday prophesy; somehow beach front property near Pittsburgh isn't strewn with the bodies of drowned polar bears. But we have seen repeated incidents of "science" manipulated for fun and profit such as the "hockey stick" chart. Read this from MIT:

I'm calling Al Gore a con man because he has lined his pockets by spreading fear with faked "science". But to you, Ben Carson is playing people because he thinks many Americans have reason to be fearful of the mess the left has dumped in their laps.

mark said...

Good God, Crumpet,
I can only repeat my post from yesterday: Gore never said the world would end last Wednesday, and of course I never "agreed" with that.

Like your accusations that I have sinister motives towards children or enjoy "abortion as a blood-sport", it's an insane claim you fabricated in your twisted mind. Your pathetic defense is that other people also lie.

Like trump, you depend on the ignorance and/or cowardice of your fellow conservatives to allow such inane, disgraceful comments to stand.

tfhr said...

mark the socialist,

You're the one that started the thread with nothing but an insult directed at both Dr. Carson and the millions of Americans that see the damage done from seven years of failed Obama policy and the danger of more to come.

Now I suppose you could have entered the thread by making a case for how successful the Obama presidency has been it would've looked like this:

So, instead you do your usual thing: lob some insults and then snivel when they get thrown back in your face.

mark said...

The word that Carson chose to use was "terrified". The idea that Americans are (or should be) cowering in terror is the insult. The vast majority of Americans, no matter what their politics, are far better than that. That you agree with him gives some perspective to your embrace of "carpet-bombing" and targeting the children of suspected terrorists. When a person is "living in terror" I suppose all sorts of cowardly acts are tempting.

Blaming me for your insane lies is like Sarah Palin blaming Obama for her son punching his girlfriend.

tfhr said...

mark the socialist,

Terrified is a word and it is the word you focused on instead of listening to what the candidate had to say because if you had listened, you would have heard what a mess Obama has made of this country. You'd rather ignore that.

Since you've decided to get back to the failed "carpet-bombing" meme you tried before, I'll once again ask if it was acceptable that FDR and Truman utilized carpet-bombing in deliberate attacks against German and Japanese population centers, why is it so wrong for a candidate to rhetorically suggest it might be employed against ISIS targets in the field? But to be clear, we're able to do plenty with the weapons and tactics were currently use but are not using them in ways that would be effective. Barack Obama is the reason why.

The real collateral damage for our lack of resolve is being borne by Yazhidi women and children sold into slavery. You good with that? Obama's failure in Iraq and Syria has paved the way for ethnic "cleansing", a booming slavery trade, the destruction of antiquities, etc.

But you're terrified over the word terrified.

Then it's back to sniveling:"Blaming me...."

Here's a Kleenex. Blow your nose.