Last Night's GOP Debate, Summarized for the Working Person
I know you don't have time to read a long-winded explanation of last night's debate between the GOP candidates. Besides, it would make your morning coffee taste bad.
So let me summarize for you, taking full artistic liberty with what was said and being artistically pure with what was meant.
Mitt Romney said Social Security Good. Rick Perry said, No! Social Security Bad, Evil Ponzi Scheme. Rick Perry doesn't know what a Ponzi Scheme is. A Ponzi Scheme is like what Bernie Madoff did. Nobody is getting rich off of Social Security. But the words scare GOP voters, so it's part of the campaign. Oh, and PolitiFact rates the claim as "False."
Jon Huntsman tries to explain some scientific facts. The Republican crowd tilts their heads as if one, like a not-particularly-bright Labrador Retriever hearing an unfamiliar sound.
Brian Williams prefaces a question to Perry about his state's record number of executions. The crowd goes wild. Really. They applaud like mad over the MENTION of 234 executions.
Watch courtesy of Talking Points Memo.
So, yay death, yawn science.
Perry called President Obama an "abject liar."
Ron Paul said 9/11 was caused by excessive Government regulation. He also said we could do without the FAA and just let private industry regulate the skies over America.
Oh, and the poor aren't paying their fair share of income tax, damn them to hell the greedy bastards! That was the general consensus.
Ron Paul is against the idea of a border fence. Not because it will keep illegals out, but because it will keep us from fleeing America with our wealth when FEMA rounds us up for their camps.
Rick Perry said it was the Federal government's fault that Texas had more uninsured than any other state. "They won't let us cover everybody." Good night, nurse! PolitiFact rated THAT one, "Pants on Fire."Continued on the next page