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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Dick Morris just stated, and I amazingly agree, that Marco Rubio is a much more realistic VP candidate because of the need for the Republican candidate to garner some Latino votes.
    Goodness. I had the same thought as Dick Morris. I thought my political instincts were better than that.
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    I guess I do agree with Morris more often than not. It's just that after I see him on TV, I feel a need to go & take a shower.

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    ^ Oily is the adjective that comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    ^ Oily is the adjective that comes to mind.
    That's the one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Agreed. She doesnt come across well with some of her whacky comments. No doubt that she has intelligence. Big doubts about her ability to come across well.
    Did you catch any of the debate? I was really surprised as all I knew about her was from the whacky sound bites I had heard. I was surprised to say the least. I was also impressed to learn she and her husband have fostered 23 children. That's pretty neat.

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    Was no one bothered that when Gingirch and Cain went on their anti-Muslim rant the audience cheered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoot Soup View Post
    Was no one bothered that when Gingirch and Cain went on their anti-Muslim rant the audience cheered?
    Amazing that people are supposed to suppress their real feelings on ideas if it isn't pc. More amazing is that more people DIED in the tragedy of Joplin Missouri than in the horrid disaster of Katrina and New Orleans, but where is the outcry of injustice from the media and the federal governments lack of help to help rebuild that town?

    I keep telling you that the tipping point is near and people are fed up with the entitlement programs...we must have a safety net, but the net has grown too large and has gone on for far too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoot Soup View Post
    Was no one bothered that when Gingirch and Cain went on their anti-Muslim rant the audience cheered?
    Do you have a link to the question and their answers in context? I missed that part. Depends on the context as to whether it's troublesome or not IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center View Post
    Did you catch any of the debate? I was really surprised as all I knew about her was from the whacky sound bites I had heard. I was surprised to say the least. I was also impressed to learn she and her husband have fostered 23 children. That's pretty neat.
    She gets all of the credit in the world for the the foster children. That's heroic and she's obviously not doing it for the money.

    She also gets full intelligence credit for being able to be a tax attorney. I'm sure that's not easy.

    If it was just one "whacky soundbite" I wouldn't be concerned.

    It's not. She continues to say off-the-wall and incorrect stuff. I do seriously question her ability to think (not traditional intelligence) before she speaks AND I question her wild theories and accusations she makes. Without looking it up I know she made some claim that she thought President Obama was going to REQUIRE kids to work in some of summer camp. She said something whacky about the framers of the Constitution wiping out slavery. She said something about linking President Carter and the swine flu. She totally butchered the census issue and made wild claims about it. I could go on. Heck, Google had to add another server just to handle the "Michelle Bachmann + whacky quotes" search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoot Soup View Post
    Was no one bothered that when Gingirch and Cain went on their anti-Muslim rant the audience cheered?
    I didn't see the entire debate but I saw when Cain said there is no place for Sharia law in the US Courts or something like that and the crowd applauded. I was all for that myself. Was there more?

    I'll have to go back and catch the videos of Gingrich and what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    She gets all of the credit in the world for the the foster children. That's heroic and she's obviously not doing it for the money.

    She also gets full intelligence credit for being able to be a tax attorney. I'm sure that's not easy.

    If it was just one "whacky soundbite" I wouldn't be concerned.

    It's not. She continues to say off-the-wall and incorrect stuff. I do seriously question her ability to think (not traditional intelligence) before she speaks AND I question her wild theories and accusations she makes. Without looking it up I know she made some claim that she thought President Obama was going to REQUIRE kids to work in some of summer camp. She said something whacky about the framers of the Constitution wiping out slavery. She said something about linking President Carter and the swine flu. She totally butchered the census issue and made wild claims about it. I could go on. Heck, Google had to add another server just to handle the "Michelle Bachmann + whacky quotes" search.
    I suggest you watch the debate to see how she came across if you wonder about her ability to come across well. She can. Like I said, I was surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by History View Post
    Amazing that people are supposed to suppress their real feelings on ideas if it isn't pc. More amazing is that more people DIED in the tragedy of Joplin Missouri than in the horrid disaster of Katrina and New Orleans, but where is the outcry of injustice from the media and the federal governments lack of help to help rebuild that town?

    I keep telling you that the tipping point is near and people are fed up with the entitlement programs...we must have a safety net, but the net has grown too large and has gone on for far too long.
    It amazes me that these are their real feelings. Would they really require someone born in the US, raised in the US, educated in the US to have to swear allegiance to the United States before they could get a spot in their White House? That smacks of religious discrimination. For conservatives who hold the constitution so dear, that spits in the face of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center View Post
    I suggest you watch the debate to see how she came across if you wonder about her ability to come across well. She can. Like I said, I was surprised.
    I guess I should re-phrase my issue because she can obviously come across well at times. Anybody that makes the whacky claims and comments she's made are not POTUS material in my mind. It goes to her ability to be rational and to be a critical thinker. Did she really believe that every child might have to go to a "re-education camp?" That right there raises huge flags and sets off loud alarms for me. It's borderline scary to think someone whose mind can conjure up something as crazy as that might sit in the big chair some day. Again, that's just one....of many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Do you have a link to the question and their answers in context? I missed that part. Depends on the context as to whether it's troublesome or not IMO.
    GINGRICH: I just want to comment for a second. The Pakistani who emigrated to the U.S. became a citizen, built a car bomb which luckily failed to go off in Times Square was asked by the federal judge, how could he have done that when he signed — when he swore an oath to the United States. And he looked at the judge and said, “You’re my enemy. I lied.” Now, I just want to go out on a limb here. I’m in favor of saying to people, if you’re not prepared to be loyal to the United States, you will not serve in my administration, period.

    (APPLAUSE)

    GINGRICH: We did this — we did this in dealing with the Nazis and we did this in dealing with the communists. And it was controversial both times, and both times we discovered after a while, you know, there are some genuinely bad people who would like to infiltrate our country. And we have got to have the guts to stand up and say no

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    If I were anti US the first thing I would do is swear allegiance to the US in order to get my foot in the door.

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