I decided to go ahead and watch the debate tonight. I thought it would be a good way to help kick off my blog by making notes and, of course, giving my personal thoughts on it. So here goes:
First off, I couldn't believe all the applause for Mitt Romney - people don't seem to know a RINO when they see one. I will say that his debate coaching has paid off because I actually enjoyed listening to him this evening, though not enough to want to vote for him. I also hate listening to John King moderate. He talks to fast, he's condescending at times and the last time I heard him moderate, he kept grunting throughout the whole debate. Geez!
Personally, I love Ron Paul. He's consistent, he's a constitutional legislator, he tells it like it is and he's not scared to do it. He's a huge proponent of liberty and freedom and the Oath of Office. I love him. He's just perfect to me.
Rick Santorum is sketchy. There is something about him that I don't trust and I couldn't put my finger on it until tonight. I don't like him, he's shifty. I'll call him Shifty Rick. He's arrogant and he likes to point the finger at anyone but himself, he did that tonight. He cannot be trusted to do what he says he's going to do which is to cut the size of government.
Mitt Romney is a RINO. Nuff said. Go away Mr. RINO!
Newt Gingrich is probably the second most enjoyable person to listen to but after seeing him sit with the Communist Demon Lady, Nancy Pelosi, about global warming, I have a hard time taking him seriously. He took money for "consulting" for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, he's sided with the individual mandate in the health care bill, he sided with the implementation of the health care bill. He's just been on the liberal side of things the last few years and I don't trust someone to suddenly say, I'm against all the stuff I've helped the liberals work for. He's smart, has great ideas, says everything we Tea Party people want to hear but his actions speak louder. He scares me. I would love it if he really was what he claims to be.
Spending and Debt:
The first question was how do you plan to bring down spending. RP, first in the line, was flat out ignored. Passed over. Freaking John King Asshole! Can't stand this guy. Shifty Rick says he will cut 5 trillion dollars over 5 years but gives 2 ways he's going to do it: Repeal Obamacare and fix medicare and social security but doesn't seem to think defense spending is a problem. The bigger problem with Shifty Rick is he lied about his spending record. He voted to raise the debt ceiling 5 times. 5 TIMES!! That's all I need to hear. Bye bye. Mitt Romney says he thinks raising the debt ceiling was necessary but it that we shouldn't raise it again UNLESS - UNLESS - unless we have some way to offset that increase but only if we have a cut cap and balance deal in place. IMHO, that debt ceiling should NEVER BE RAISED AGAIN! No matter what. And he wants all entitlements to go back to the states. Fine. Douche-canoe. NEXT! (Yes, I realize that's a big deal but then he starts attacking Shifty Rick. I'm done now.) Newt gives great points on opening up federal lands to drill. He wants to modernize the government we have now and give power back to the states in entitlement spending and other non-federal issues. Same Newt ideas but good ones so I won't dwell. Ron Paul says Shifty Rick is a fake. I agree. Ron Paul hasn't voted for raising the debt ceiling or No Child Left Behind, foreign aid and doesn't want to go against the constitution for any reason. When Shifty rebutts, he tries to say he was voted most fiscally conservative senator by Weekly Standard out of 50 other senators but then RP points out that Congress has an approval rating of 9% so that means squat! LOL! Love it. I'm trying to keep my personal thoughts out of here, hehe. RP got 148th place or something but RP says hey, I won't go along with the establishment, of course I rank low. LOL! God, I love this man.
So I keep listening for a bit mostly fast forwarding to something that sounds interesting to me. I'm weary of all the finger-pointing and I tend to hit the FF button on the remote, especially when Mitt starts talking. I stopped the FF and listened and watched their body language and it struck me as funny because at one point, Mitt is flip-flopping on his positions again and tries to compare balancing the Olympics budget with balancing the national budget - huh? Really? Pfft, ok. Then Shifty rants on earmarks, RP defends his and points more fingers at Shifty, Shift starts pointing fingers at Mitt and Newt is just sitting there listening to them and is laughing at them. He sees Mitt and Shifty getting into it with each other and thinks how funny it is that they're hanging themselves. Ron Paul explains how earmarks work and why he did take them and that's great - people need to learn this stuff. But I loved when Newt pointed out that Shifty and Mitt could only talk about working with the current system when the current government is a complete disaster and it needs to be radically changed in order for it TO work. Good point Newt! You get that one. Mitt seems to always be ready to ask the federal government for "help" with financial issues and what not and that makes me not like him. Screw the feds, they're really only supposed to be three to defend us from invasion and attacks. Mitt wanted bailouts for huge corporations that did rip people off and says he's fine with the feds "helping" but to a point and then they need to get out. I just can't take it anymore. Mitt's a white Obama,through and through.
This entire election is about our dollar, our freedom and our protection. Not birth control, which is nothing more than a distraction from what is really our problem: tyranny. This current government is hell bent on shitting on our constitutional rights and taking away our freedom to choose how WE want to live. I am hoping the conservatives in America are moving away from the current administrations plan to make us into what we escaped 250 years ago. This is not the America I grew up in and I hope that this election will be the beginning of getting us back to those days when the government wasn't telling us what to do, where to live, what to eat, how to parent, being happy with what you have instead of striving to do better and want more, taking away our rights to work and to pursue our own happiness and keeping our borders so wide open that it's become a national security issue. The liberals (and now the republican establishment) has turned us into a nanny state, a nation of handouts and welfare with no accountability for making bad choices and have spent us into poverty for the first time in our history. Ron Paul and Newt have it right that we are looking at the beginnings of tyranny and when the government forces you to participate in anything, any government sponsored program or else pay a fine or face jail, that is tyranny. That is not freedom. That is not liberty. That is not America. The current president is a Marxist in my opinion. Dare I say that I think he's a muslim in dictator's clothing? He sure doesn't act like the Christian he claims to be but the exact opposite! We'll get into that another time, though.
In conclusion, Newt had some great points tonight but I firmly believe Ron Paul won that debate hands down. He has the answers, the plans and knows our Constitution inside and out. Mark Levin would kill me for this, LOL. Anyway, RP and Newt had this debate. Shifty Rick and Mitt Romney showed their true RINO colors tonight and just to prove it, here's what Shifty said about his vote for Title 10 which has to do with funding Planned Parenthood and other such clinics and I'm paraphrasing here: (LOL, this kills me) "I did vote for Title 10 but I didn't like some of the things about the funding so after I voted for it, I immediately pushed another piece of legislation called Title 20 to counteract some of the effects of Title 10 that I didn't like but voted for anyway because that's what the party did and I follow the party". Not exact words but basically he voted for a piece of shit bill that funded clinics that performed abortions but he didn't really like how much the funds were for so Title 20, a separate agency to deal with Title 10 was his answer to that. Lord, SMH! WTF are you on, Shifty? Can I have some? You seem to be so happy in your little world. :-) I promise I'm almost done. I have a lot of notes, here. Wow!
Immigration, I won't bore you with. A fence is stupid. Stop rewarding illegals with all the benefits they get when they don't put anything into the system. End of story, thanks, RP!
Foreign Policy: I used to really believe in RP's stance on this but the other guys are right. We have to pay attention to the volatility over there right now. Of course Isreal has a right to defend themselves, no question. We live in a time that is very scary right now and I'd rather not take the chance on America being attacked again. But what I don't like are the war drums these three are beating. RP is right, we don't know for sure if Iran has a nuke or not and I do agree that maybe if we engaged them in talks the way we did with the Soviets during the Cold War, a lot could be accomplished. Reagan did it, why couldn't Paul? Of course, Gorbachev was nothing like Ahmedinijerk but still. If we had 45 Iranian bases surrounding our country and they were talking about sanctioning us and coming after us, what would we think? How would we respond? We'd kick the living shit out of them, that's what we'd do. But if they did try to attack, could they even get far enough around our bases and our ships to even do it successfully? Sigh......I just don't know if it's a risk worth taking, going to war before knowing what's really going on over there. But I don't want them to get the jump on us or on Isreal, either. Tough call, eh?
They all have it right! Get the feds out of our kids' classrooms and out of our asses! Let the ISDs and the parents decide what is best for the kids. Get rid of all the standardized testing, get rid of government curriculum - this is why our kids aren't learning anything!! All the guys pass this one, lol.
Last question - Biggest Misconception about each candidate:
RP - media says he can't win and he most certainly could if they would shut the fuck up
Newt - that he can't get things done
Mitt - Jerk. Douche-Canoe. Won't answer the question and when called out on it, acts like an entitled asshole
Shifty Rick - Jerk. Douche-Canoe. Won't answer the question. Period. Goes into campaign mode. Whatevs, dude, you lost me at "My name is Rick Santorum.".
John King is still a bone-head but at least he didn't spend all night grunting.......
Well, that's it. Yes, I leaned toward Ron Paul on this entire blog, LOL. Sorry, but I like him. No, I love him. I hope I didn't bore you with the recap and I hope you have lots of comments to make, I would LOVE to hear them.. Say whatever you want, I'm totally cool with the 1st amendment rights we have. Good night and happy dreams!
P.S. My apologies for the typos in punctuation. I'm tired and don't feel like proofing this right now. I'll be more vigilant next time.