Who won the debate in Iowa last night? Four possible choices:
- Anyone who didn’t watch it
- President Obama
- Rick Perry
- Fox “News”
I watched the debate, to my own detriment, and didn’t hear ONE feasible idea or solution given by any of the candidates on stage. They threw around the word ‘jobs’ a few times but no one elaborated on how to create them. I don’t think the words “middle-class” were ever used.
Bachmann flat out lied about S&P’s reasons for the downgrade, and she did so calmly and thousand-yard-staring right into the camera. So that should tell you all you need to know about her.
Bachmann and Romney say they would NOT have raised the debt ceiling last week. Can you imagine the world of hurt we’d be in this week? I have to say I did admire Santorum’s speaking out against this kind of extremist lunacy with his “showmanship not leadership” scolding. To me, that sums up Bachmann, Palin, the Teaparty and the entire GOP Congress right now. Or as Andrew Sullivan says, “The current GOP doctrine is not conservatism, it’s anti-government radicalism”. That was on full display last night. Also, Santorum said the C-word (compromise) so, obviously, he’s out.
Of course Ron Paul had a couple sensible ideas. He was arguing to end the wars — which the crowd loved. No one else seems to want to end the wars. And auditing the Fed isn’t a bad idea either. But he won’t win the GOP nomination.
Newt Gingrich was just flat-out pissed off last night. It was like watching Michael Douglas in Falling Down, if Douglas was about 150 pounds heavier. He got into it with Chris Wallace and the crowd went wild! Gotcha questions and the lamestream media, dontcha know. How dare Wallace ask Newt about Newt?
Bachmann and Pawlenty had a couple of Minnesota-nice kerfluffles. Is she as useless as Pawlenty described? Or is Pawlenty really a version of Obama? All I know is, who else but Bachmann would crow about introducing the “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”? Right there, that’s the extent of her years in Congress.
However, when asked who would walk away from a 10:1 deal (spending cuts vs. tax increases), every one of them raised their hands. Every one of them, even “showmanship not leadership” Santorum and “let’s legalize all the drugs” Paul. And that’s just stupid. Seems they all agree that corporations should be more ‘competitive’ by way of further tax cuts.
So that’s all they’ve got: more tax cuts. Corporations are people, my friend!