Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Who is the toughest Republican? In last night's debate they try to answer.

In last night's debate of Republican candidates for the Presidential nomination the candidates try to answer the burning question of the core of Republican party voters. Which one of them is the biggest, meanest, nastiest and toughest mother on the block in the nation. Crooks and Liars has the video for download, but here is the quick summary:
McCain - No on Torture Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Giuliani - Yes on Torture Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Romney - Yes on Torture Enhanced Interrogation Techniques and while you're at it, Double Guantanamo! (loud applause from audience)
I'm sure that the people in New Orleans will be happy to hear that the Republicans will offer the biggest, toughest, meanest bad-ass in the nation to be our next President.

I'm sure that these are exactly the characteristics needed for someone who will solve the problems of American - our over-priced and under-delivered health care, our economic problems as demonstrated at present by the slow-motion collapse from the housing bubble and the shrinking of American automotive industry as well as the out-sourcing of many well-paid middle class jobs, the needs for peace in and American withdrawal from Iraq, and the probable next major American disaster (a major earthquake in the San Francisco area.) just to name a very few.

A tough enough President is just what we need to solve all those problems and the myriad others this country faces.

Yeah, sure. Think the republicans can sell that line for the Presidential election in 2008?

Digby adds his comments on the Republican Presidential nominee debate:
This debate is a window into what really drives the GOP id. The biggest applause lines were for faux tough guy Giuliani demanding Ron Paul take back his assertion that the terrorists don't hate us for our freedom, macho man Huckabee talking about Edwards in a beauty parlor and the manly hunk Romney saying that he wants to double the number of prisoners in Guantanamo "where they can't get lawyers." There's very little energy for that girly talk about Jesus or "the culture of life" or any of that BS that the pansy Bush ran ran on. (Brownback's position, forcing 14 year old girls who've been raped by their fathers to bear their own sibling, will have to suffice for the compassionate "life" crowd tonight.)

John McCain is the only adult on that stage and that scares the living hell out of me considering that he's half nuts too. Wow.

I think Rudy won it. These people don't care if he's wearing a teddy under his suit and sleeping with the family schnauzer as long as he promises to spill as much blood as possible.
Financially I have a choice. I can get DSL or I can get cable. I prefer to read, write and continue learning to watching TV, so I missed the debate of the rich men. I'd be curious who felt that the debate was speaking to them and why. Anyone who passes by just might leave a comment and tell me. I'd appreciate it.

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