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Republican debate: the JV session

This was a bit like watching one of those “pre-Christmas” bowl games or a CIT/CBI tournament game.

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So how did it go? My take: the winner(s) were Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. There is nothing for these guys to fear from this group.

Carly Fiorina did the best job of not merely repeating tired slogans, though I wouldn’t say that she jumped out as someone who will break into double digits in the polls.

My quick summary: all don’t like President Obama and will “undo” Obamacare, his immigration executive order, undo the Iran deal, defund Planned Parenthood, etc.

Lindsey Graham: attacked both Bill and Hillary Clinton and was the war monger of the group. Back him if you want more US troops in the Middle East.
Rick Perry: TEXAS, TEXAS, I secured the border, poached jobs, and seemed to imply that Donald Trump was relying on mere celebrity.
Rick Santorum: didn’t disappoint. Was unaware that illegal immigrants can’t vote (said Obama wanted them here for votes) and compared the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage to Dred Scott; called the SCOTUS “rogue”.
Bobby Jindal: still couldn’t explain why he trailed Hillary Clinton in the polls in his own home state.
James Gilmore: why was he even there?
George Pataki: tried to impress that he governed a blue state. Don’t know why he thinks that he has a chance.
Carly Fiorina: probably the best spoken of the bunch, but mostly attacked Hillary Clinton and attacked Donald Trump for his support of single payer and his support of the Clintons.

There were a few obligatory comparisons to Ronald Reagan.

Bernie Sanders was mentioned by Bobby Jindal and praised for “at least being honest about being a socialist”…but this was only a foil to attack Hillary Clinton.

I honestly don’t see how any of these candidates will last much longer though perhaps Fiorina can slip into the top 10..and maybe Graham’s war mongering might get him past 1 percent?๐Ÿ™‚

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August 7, 2015 - Posted by | 2016, republican party, republicans, republicans politics | ,

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