The GOP Presidential Debate Tour rolled into Sin City, Nevada last night and evolved into a political brawl that is sure to have the politically correct side of America crying and whining because we saw some of the candidates [gasp!] show some real emotion and candor for a change. Newt Gingrich was right when he said that the left-leaning media operatives are hell-bent to instigate brawls between the GOP candidates in these debates, in an obvious attempt to give the left-o-sphere some ammunition to help Obama win reelection. Well, they certainly succeeded as evidenced in last night’s GOP “Brawl in the Fall” Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The debate started out with Herman Cain‘s 9-9-9 plan being attacked by the other candidates like a pack of hungry lions swarming a wounded wildebeest. The Hurri-Cain stood tall and retained his composure as one after the other took misinformed potshots at him, while being egged on by moderator Anderson Cooper. Newt Gingrich was just shaking his head at how the gullible GOP candidates fell into this trap, which is exactly what he has been trying to warn all of them against doing in past debates. Thanks to that show of egotistically-driven ignorance on the part of the GOP candidates, true conservatives now see a bunch of weak-kneed Republicans who lack the courage to tackle the uber-serious issue of tax code reform in America. The very same tax code that allows politically-connected big corporations and crony-capitalists to continue to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. To Herman Cain’s credit he was well-prepared for these attacks on his 9-9-9 plan, and he made a very valid point about the main criticism as “comparing apples to oranges.” (picture courtesy of the AP)
Anderson Cooper was knocked off his chaos-creating agenda during the parts of the debate when other folks got the chance to ask real questions of the candidates. Things calmed down and we did see some very good answers from the candidates on issues such as illegal immigration and what to do about the 15-20 million illegal immigrants in America today. With Cooper’s agenda to get Cain’s 9-9-9 plan denounced out of the way, he prodded and poked Governor Rick Perry into really going at Mitt Romney, and Gov. Perry seized the opportunity to show America just what a flip-flopping liar Mitt Romney truly is, in a verbal brawl that had to have many viewers wondering if we were going to need WWF-style (Worldwide Wrestling Federation) referees in future GOP debates. Standing side by side, Romney and Perry really went at it! Watch the main fact that Perry showed us that Romney is a proven liar get lost in most “translations” of last night’s debate. Romney repeated the big lie about having illegals working at his house when he stated that he has no knowledge of ever hiring illegals to work at his house, but then was made to admit it when Perry brought up the reporter that exposed it at the time. Romney lied, repeated the lie, and the fluff-press will bash Perry about it and still promote Romney.
Grading the GOP Candidates in Last Night’s Debate
There will be no grades here. This isn’t grade school, and the only thing that should concern the voting public is what defined solutions did which candidates come up with to address America’s main problem of big government expansion and debt-spending. All of the other issues won’t mean squat if we do not get our fiscal house in order within the very near future. Which candidate has the best credentials and the most proven track record in proven ability to lead this nation ? Political experience-wise that would be former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. A Newt vs Obama debate would be the highest selling pay-per-view event in the history of Cable television, hands down. The never-held-political-office-before, Herman Cain would be the anti-establishment voters choice backed by the Hurri-Cain’s proven business successes and him having shown the courage to be the first candidate to come out with a plan to reform the tax code. Mitt-the-Moderate and his flip-flopping routine are betting the bank on the establishment GOP shoving him down our throats as the only one “moderate enough” to beat Barack Obama. The reality of that ploy is that it is a very dangerous and out-of-touch-with-the-American-people political operation that could very well backfire and tear the establishment GOP to shreds in the end by splitting the vote and allowing Obama to force four more years record-setting annual federal deficits on a country teetering on the edge of insolvency. That takes us back to Newt Gingrich, whom has been the elder statesman demanding that the GOP candidates avoid the petty bickering and gotcha traps set by the left-o-sphere and his call for them to unite in the common cause of defeating Barack Obama in 2012.
The mainstream media set the tone for this debate in “predicting” several weeks ahead of time that Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would come under heavy attack and voila!, it did! Many media outlets were also stating that Romney is “cruising” along in the lead, when in fact, some polls showed Cain beating him by 8-10 points. That certainly doesn’t look like Romney was “cruising along as the front-runner” as many political media operatives proclaimed he was. Cain won the Florida straw poll which also doesn’t show Romney to be the frontrunner, except in the minds of the media operatives that create those types of false headlines.
Who Won Last Night’s GOP Debate?
Much to the dismay of the self-important political operatives and media puppets around the country today that feel the need to declare a winner of this debate, there is no winner. The debates are [supposed to be] a process of allowing the American voters to vet the candidates in order to prepare them for the presidential primaries and eventually the general election in Nov. 2012. In the end, the only winner will be the GOP Candidate who wins the primary election for the office of the President of the United States. What does seem to be happening in these debates is that we appear to be slowly advancing towards whittling the field down to three or four main candidates. Time is getting short, as we see early primary voting fast approaching.
The recent changing of some state’s primary dates such as Florida announced here, does put some added pressure on the candidates to try to secure front-runner status as soon as possible in order to garner the early primary votes needed to win the nomination. This was evident in Governor Perry’s very emotional fracas with Mitt Romney where it appeared that he is disgusted in the fact that the GOP establishment ( along with their media operatives) seem to be pushing for a Romney nomination, which does have some merit. When Mitt lectured Gov. Perry in saying a President needs to let other people talk, he was avoiding the very question Perry punched him with,in the fact of how the American people need to hear the truth that Romney did indeed have illegals working at this home for over a year. A blatant lie like that can not be ignored when considering someone to be the President of the United States. Well, maybe that isn’t proven to be 100% true, when we look back at the Presidential elections of 2008, where we saw a career community organizer with deep-seeded Marxist wealth redistribution roots, lie his way into the White House on a platform of an undefined Hope and Change catch-phrase.
2012 just can’t get here fast enough.