CNN GOP Presidential Debate Tonight

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The Dark Side of the force has their shot tonight to discuss which among them would be the better Emperor, I’ll be watching, but shall refrain from substantial comment until tomorrow. Don’t let that stop you, however, from voicing an opinion.  Let’ er rip.

28 thoughts on “CNN GOP Presidential Debate Tonight

  1. rikyrah

    I still think that Romney is slicker than grease.

    Huckabee has a certain ‘charm’….but, he’s still scary.

  2. rikyrah

    New Rasmussen Poll out:

    Guiliani – 23 %
    Thompson – 17%
    Romney – 15 %
    McCain – 14%

    But, Rudy is NOT First in either Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina.

  3. rikyrah

    Rasmussen has a new poll out:

    Guiliani – 23 %
    Thompson – 17 %
    Romney – 15%
    McCain – 14%

    But, Rudy is NOT First in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina.

  4. rikyrah

    Rasmussen has a new poll out:

    Guiliani – 23 %
    Thompson – 17 %
    Romney – 15%
    McCain – 14%

    And Rudy is NOT 1st in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina

  5. rikyrah

    To be honest, for someone who has been on the ropes, I gotta admit – I did like McCain. I saw glimmers of the guy that beat Dubya in 2000. I like that he stood his ground on unpopular issues, and brought meat to it.

    As for the second tier, I already told you, Huckabee is an odd ‘ charmer’ for me..LOL

  6. rikyrah

    The hardest part of the night was watching that young woman talk about her brother who died in Iraq. I was like, honey, you’re Cindy Sheehan – you just don’t know it. When she realizes he died for a lie and for oil……

    They have to cling to that Vietraq actually had a purpose.

  7. rikyrah

    Do you know that Andrew Sullivan has nicknamed Flipping Mitt

    The Plastic One

    Hilarious, but perfect.

    From Sullivan’s Blog:

    The line of the night from McCain to Romney:

    Governor, muchos gracias.

    It’s rare to see a fraud exposed quite as clearly in real time as the Republichameleon. So he’s for making English the national language, but runs campaign ads in Spanish: an almost perfect representation of the plastic one’s bullshit.

    THAT is quintessential Flipping Mitt.


    And I have to say that McCain’s defense of Native-Americans and Latino-Americans has been one of his finest moments. He didn’t have to go there. But he did anyway. He reminded me why, despite many disagreements, I still believe he’s as classy a leader as the GOP has got.

    You know where I stand on the Immigration Bill, but this is one of McCain’s truly consistent stands, and I thought he defended himself quite well.

  8. dblhelix

    Check this out.

    Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-language TV network, has presented the ’08 presidential candidates with a problem. It has invited them to take part in debates in Spanish and thus forced them to choose between snubbing Spanish-speaking voters and displaying their ignorance of the language.

  9. If y’all recall, I mentioned a few months ago that JM was going to end up being the lead out in the GOP run. I’m telling you, he is the only one of the crew that is sturdy. The rest of them are numnuts and too out of touch with what most conservatives feel mostly comfortable with. I honestly think that JM is overall the best GOP candidate. I hope he gets the nomination.

  10. rikyrah

    Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-language TV network, has presented the ’08 presidential candidates with a problem. It has invited them to take part in debates in Spanish and thus forced them to choose between snubbing Spanish-speaking voters and displaying their ignorance of the language

    Um….

    If a U.S. Presidential candidate knows how to speak a language other than English, good for them.

    But, this arrogance that they SHOULD know Spanish?

    Um…..

    I.dont.think.so.

    Provide translators, if you want someone to show up.

  11. Ogre Mage

    Per the article, it looks like translators will be allowed:

    Univision has invited the presidential candidates to attend two debates in Florida in September in which the questions will be asked in Spanish, according to Democratic and GOP sources. Fluent candidates could answer in Spanish, while the others can answer in English and have their questions translated into Spanish.

    The real significant issue is this:

    The invitation raises the prospect that candidates who have criticized granting citizenship to Hispanic immigrants would have to defend their stances before a mostly Hispanic audience, risking boos in a state playing a pivotal role in next year’s primary.

    The audience will probably be receptive to the Democratic candidates regardless of whether their words are delivered in Spanish or English. The Republicans, McCain excepted, will be facing a very hostile audience. If I were Tom Tancredo, I would not show up.

  12. rikyrah

    The invitation raises the prospect that candidates who have criticized granting citizenship to Hispanic immigrants would have to defend their stances before a mostly Hispanic audience, risking boos in a state playing a pivotal role in next year’s primary.

    The audience will probably be receptive to the Democratic candidates regardless of whether their words are delivered in Spanish or English. The Republicans, McCain excepted, will be facing a very hostile audience. If I were Tom Tancredo, I would not show up.

    Now, they boo, and it’ll be ok?

    But, if ANYONE at Morgan State boos the GOP in September, WE’LL get ragged on.

    Uh huh.

  13. rikyrah

    Obama was in Hampton, VA yesterday (yeah, he finally got there..LOL)

    Now, for all you folks who don’t think that Obama’s running TWO campaigns out there……


    Obama Warns of ‘Quiet Riot’ Among Blacks
    By BOB LEWIS
    AP
    HAMPTON, Va. (June 5) – Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Tuesday that the Bush administration has done nothing to defuse a “quiet riot” among blacks that threatens to erupt just as riots in Los Angeles did 15 years ago.

    The first-term Illinois senator said that with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina , frustration and resentments are building explosively as they did before the 1992 riots.

    “This administration was colorblind in its incompetence,” Obama said at a conference of black clergy, “but the poverty and the hopelessness was there long before the hurricane .

    “All the hurricane did was to pull the curtain back for all the world to see,” he said.

    Obama’s attack on Bush got ovation after ovation from the nearly 8,000 people gathered in Hampton University’s Convocation Center, particularly when he denounced the Iraq war and noted that he had opposed it from the outset.

    Repeatedly, he referred to the riots that erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four police officers of assault charges in the 1991 beating of Rodney King, a black motorist, after a high speed chase. Fifty-five people died and 2,000 were injured in several days of riots in the city’s black neighborhoods.

    “Those ‘quiet riots’ that take place every day are born from the same place as the fires and the destruction and the police decked out in riot gear and the deaths,” Obama said. “They happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope dissipates. Despair takes hold and young people all across this country look at the way the world is and believe that things are never going to get any better.”

    He argued that once a hurricane hits or a jury renders a not guilty verdict, “the frustration is there for all to see.”

    Obama, who is bidding to become the first black president, took the stage after a succession of ministers repeatedly brought the crowd to its feet, singing, praying and swaying to music.

    They just love to put RIOT with the Black man, don’t they?

    A blogger has a different POV.

    Obama Warns of Black ‘Quiet Riots’? How the Media Misleads Americans

    The media should be ashamed of themselves for putting out headlines that this speech was about “Barack Obama Warning of Blacks’ ‘Quiet Riots.’” It was absolutely nothing close. While the speech emphasizes faith, hope, miracles, progress, and unity, the mainstream media is spinning it as being about division, unrest, and impending turmoil. Shame on the mainstream media for working against the unity and progress of the American people. The full speech of what Obama actually said is below…..

    Click on link above

  14. Ogre Mage

    Skeptical Brotha: The Dark Side of the force has their shot tonight to discuss which among them would be the better Emperor

    hee hee. I have an image of George W. gripping his lightsaber and saying to Bush the Elder, “You’re not my father!”

  15. nowness

    The United Snakes of Generica. And to the rich public, for which they stand.

    What a disgusting bunch of goons. While they’re busy dishing out their Rove patented, homo-xenophobic fear-mongering bile, I feel saddened that a large part of our country still buys into this garbage.

    The Plastic Rambo Party has spoken.

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