Notes While Watching The Republican Debates
Last night I watched the Republican debates. I took notes. I didn't start out intending to, but almost immediately I realized there were going to be so many unbelievable 'facts' bandied about that I needed to keep track.
Fred Thompson said we won Afghanistan. Good grief, did I miss the victory parade, the hauling off of the Taliban, the end to opium production, the capture of Bin Laden?
Rudy Guiliani wants to increase the size of the military. Isn't it way bigger than it should be already?
John McCain supports a pre-emption strategy. I wonder which country we will invade next?
Mitt Romney says we owe President Bush a debt of gratitude. Gosh, I thought the polls showed that most people want him to leave ASAP and without a going-away party.
Romney also wants to increase the military. See graph above.
Ron Paul makes sense. Why do each of the candidates fall over each other using titles, senator, mayor, governor, when half of them aren't even in those roles anymore, but they just call Congressman Paul and Doctor Paul, Ron?
Fred Thompson says we have wall to wall enemies. But I don't think he means that most of them are of our own making.
Ron Paul says we bully people.
John McCain , Mitt Romney and Rudy Guiliani repeatedly sneer at Ron Paul.
Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson sneer at everyone.
Rudy Guiliani will appoint strict constructionist judges. Well, OK then. Glad you are pro-choice, too bad it won't remain an option through your first year!
Fred Thompson says consumers should shop around for the best health costs. OK, great, let me finish my second minimum wage job of the day that barely keeps food on the table and then come home and comparison shop for my next MRI.
Mitt Romney says 46 million people don't chose to pay to play (don't chose to buy health insurance when they could). A little out of touch, Mitt?
I ran out of paper. But I think you get the gist?
The Sacramento Executive