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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:37 pm

I thought it was a good debate for both candidates, actually. I sort of felt sorry for the moderator. <grin>

Next time, let's get a couple of good candidates in there (<mumble>...Jill Stein...<grumble>...Gary Johnson).
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Phatscotty on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:39 pm

Mitt Romney wins.

Not even close
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:45 pm

Phatscotty wrote:Mitt Romney wins.

Not even close


A STUNNING statement coming from you. I'm so glad you could make a statement that held real thought.
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Bones2484 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:45 pm

Phatscotty wrote:Mitt Romney wins.

Not even close


Agreed, but only because Obama was terrible and clearly not prepared. Romney did a great job getting ready for this.

In saying that, Romney really needs to start giving some specifics on his plans if he wants a chance in this. I'm really getting tired of the "budget will be balanced" mantra without any details.
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:47 pm

One of my cadets tweeted (twitted?) that she was bothered that religion was discussed during the debate.

This confuses me, as I don't remember religion being discussed. I only remember Romney mentioning briefly about keeping religious freedom intact. Which didn't bother me in the slightest.

Was religion actually discussed and I missed it?
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Night Strike on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:49 pm

Woodruff wrote:One of my cadets tweeted (twitted?) that she was bothered that religion was discussed during the debate.

This confuses me, as I don't remember religion being discussed. I only remember Romney mentioning briefly about keeping religious freedom intact. Which didn't bother me in the slightest.

Was religion actually discussed and I missed it?


That was the only comment I remember.
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby muy_thaiguy on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:51 pm

Woodruff wrote:One of my cadets tweeted (twitted?) that she was bothered that religion was discussed during the debate.

This confuses me, as I don't remember religion being discussed. I only remember Romney mentioning briefly about keeping religious freedom intact. Which didn't bother me in the slightest.

Was religion actually discussed and I missed it?

Hell if I know, despite it being on right over the kitchen table, I have long since blocked out anything those two morons say whenever they come on TV (political ads or otherwise). My time is better spent stabbing my toes with toothpicks. That and my uncle and aunt out here would occasionally have an outburst at Obama about every other time he spoke. My uncle is private sector, but works with the naval airbase out here, so his job is directly connected to the military, so I can understand him being more than critical of someone who wants to downsize the military.
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:54 pm

muy_thaiguy wrote:
Woodruff wrote:One of my cadets tweeted (twitted?) that she was bothered that religion was discussed during the debate.

This confuses me, as I don't remember religion being discussed. I only remember Romney mentioning briefly about keeping religious freedom intact. Which didn't bother me in the slightest.

Was religion actually discussed and I missed it?

Hell if I know, despite it being on right over the kitchen table, I have long since blocked out anything those two morons say whenever they come on TV (political ads or otherwise). My time is better spent stabbing my toes with toothpicks. That and my uncle and aunt out here would occasionally have an outburst at Obama about every other time he spoke. My uncle is private sector, but works with the naval airbase out here, so his job is directly connected to the military, so I can understand him being more than critical of someone who wants to downsize the military.


You oughta stay out there for Top Gun. It's quite a show. We used to take some of our cadets out there for it.
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby patrickaa317 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:55 pm

Bones2484 wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:Mitt Romney wins.

Not even close


Agreed, but only because Obama was terrible and clearly not prepared. Romney did a great job getting ready for this.

In saying that, Romney really needs to start giving some specifics on his plans if he wants a chance in this. I'm really getting tired of the "budget will be balanced" mantra without any details.


Pretty sure he said he'd cut Obamacare and stop funding PBS; combine government agencies and reduce public employment through attrition. Those are a few pieces in balancing the budget though there is still a lot more that needs to happen.
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby muy_thaiguy on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:56 pm

Woodruff wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:
Woodruff wrote:One of my cadets tweeted (twitted?) that she was bothered that religion was discussed during the debate.

This confuses me, as I don't remember religion being discussed. I only remember Romney mentioning briefly about keeping religious freedom intact. Which didn't bother me in the slightest.

Was religion actually discussed and I missed it?

Hell if I know, despite it being on right over the kitchen table, I have long since blocked out anything those two morons say whenever they come on TV (political ads or otherwise). My time is better spent stabbing my toes with toothpicks. That and my uncle and aunt out here would occasionally have an outburst at Obama about every other time he spoke. My uncle is private sector, but works with the naval airbase out here, so his job is directly connected to the military, so I can understand him being more than critical of someone who wants to downsize the military.


You oughta stay out there for Top Gun. It's quite a show. We used to take some of our cadets out there for it.

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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby MegaProphet on Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:01 pm

Woodruff wrote:I thought it was a good debate for both candidates, actually. I sort of felt sorry for the moderator. <grin>

Next time, let's get a couple of good candidates in there (<mumble>...Jill Stein...<grumble>...Gary Johnson).

Agreed, I'm thinking about voting Jill Stein since I found out I have to vote in WY instead of CO.

I didn't think much of this debate, but it should be interesting to see how the rest of them go
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Phatscotty on Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:03 pm

Bones2484 wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:Mitt Romney wins.

Not even close


Agreed, but only because Obama was terrible and clearly not prepared. Romney did a great job getting ready for this.

In saying that, Romney really needs to start giving some specifics on his plans if he wants a chance in this. I'm really getting tired of the "budget will be balanced" mantra without any details.


Agreed also. I wish Romney would make the point that presidential candidates should not be making certain promises that will depend on an unknown future Congress's cooperation and legislation and how the executive and the legislative branch will work together.

I too want specifics, but I do not want to hear more empty promises that their position is not able to execute on it's own, or by executive order or signing statements alone...
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby General Brock II on Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:09 pm

patrickaa317 wrote:
Bones2484 wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:Mitt Romney wins.

Not even close


Agreed, but only because Obama was terrible and clearly not prepared. Romney did a great job getting ready for this.

In saying that, Romney really needs to start giving some specifics on his plans if he wants a chance in this. I'm really getting tired of the "budget will be balanced" mantra without any details.


Pretty sure he said he'd cut Obamacare and stop funding PBS; combine government agencies and reduce public employment through attrition. Those are a few pieces in balancing the budget though there is still a lot more that needs to happen.


He did mention the above, indeed. All grand moves, and he also asserted that healthcare and social services would be returned, largely, to the State to administer. Loved his rhetoric, and I know it's what won elections in times gone by.

Obama looked a little reserved and shaky, I think. He sounded like a squeaky, repetitive wheel, to start, and only gradually improved.

Religion? Only in reference to the Constitution and brief comments of faith. Nothing to be in arms about, for certain.
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:10 pm

My favorite part is the Randy Jackson comment at the end:
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Re: THE GREAT DEBATE!

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:12 pm

Phatscotty wrote:
Bones2484 wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:Mitt Romney wins.

Not even close


Agreed, but only because Obama was terrible and clearly not prepared. Romney did a great job getting ready for this.

In saying that, Romney really needs to start giving some specifics on his plans if he wants a chance in this. I'm really getting tired of the "budget will be balanced" mantra without any details.


Agreed also. I wish Romney would make the point that presidential candidates should not be making certain promises that will depend on an unknown future Congress's cooperation and legislation and how the executive and the legislative branch will work together.


Don't all Presidential candidates have to do that?

Phatscotty wrote:I too want specifics, but I do not want to hear more empty promises that their position is not able to execute on it's own, or by executive order or signing statements alone...


Gary Johnson has specifics!
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