Skip to comments.Who won the CNN National Security Debate?
Posted on 11/22/2011 7:54:39 PM PST by gop_overkill
I think this was the best debate so far this year. I really like how Newt stood up to defend his stance on immigration. Who do you think won?
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Without a doubt it was Newt, our former speaker and next president.
Am with Newt.. .but missed debate. Hope to see ‘highligts’ or somesuch.
The Paulbots have found it.
Worthless poll that has already been spammed by PaulBots.
Waste of time. Eyebrows are already falling all over the place...
Newt blew it with his pro-ILLEGAL alien defense of part of the DREAM Act.
If you are with Newt, you are now supporting amnesty. Perry’s immigration views are more conservative than Newt’s. This is a disaster. Next Newt will be talking about embracing sodomites in the military.
Ron Paul is way out front....I guess that is ‘true believers’ for you!
Unfortunately for Neut...he stepped in it on amnesty.
Yeah the subhuman paulbots undemocratically ruin every online poll.
Guv Huntsman’s eyebrows won!
PaulNuts flood! Useless poll, now.
Wonder how well Ron Paul will do on this poll?
newt and rombot did poorly this week.
Newt failed big time on the illegal issue. I was ready for him to ticket with Cain but not after tonight. He stepped in a hugh pile with what amounted to amesty - Oh, but we have to be human!!!
lol! He wasn't that bad. Okay, he was. Embracing amnesty will be the death knell of Newt's campaign just as it was with Perry.
Paultards are already spamming. I clicked once on my vote, then a second later, clicked refresh to see updated results and Paul’s numbers jumped by 500 (with everyone else in the double digits). For a poll on some unknown site, that screams spamming or pre-loading.
Newt does not support amnesty the way you are thinking and saying. he makes a good point on someone here decades and knows the American people will not go to evict someone who came here as he says 25 years ago and has children and grandchildren here, some in the military, others in careers.
Let’s be realistic on this. Not saying I support illegal immigration but we do need to streamline the process and let people in, but make sure they really do become citizens and learn English.
I think Newt won the debate. Romney I think will slide now in polls. His little snide looks at everyone else answering questions really makes me want to slap the RINO.
Cain, although more intelligent than I had first thought is a bit slow compared to Newt and I so want to see 4 or more debates between Obama and Gingrich. Obama is going to look like a high school debater and lose much support, if he has any left by next November.
Bachmann also is getting on the ball and I would vote for her too.
Actually let me say I would vote for even Ron Paul if by some strange change he won the nomination as I firmly believe Obama will be attempting a coup or dictatorship soon into any second administration.
NEWT SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD!
“Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that he wouldn’t “expel” those who have come illegally but have made lives in the U.S. He says that the GOP cannot call itself a party for family when it separates parents from their children born in the U.S.”
Keep illegal alien families together; deport all of them.
Children born in the U.S. to parents here illegally are the nationality of their parents. They can, when over the age of 18, apply for U.S. citizenship claiming birth here; but whether they get to claim that right depends on their parent’s homeland and its laws.
Mexico claims that wherever Mexicans go, Mexico exists. Therefore if Mexicans are in the U.S. illegally, they are not here under the jurisdication of the U.S., but purely as Mexicans.
Illegal aliens and their family members should be deported together - period.
Newt hurt himself very badly tonight. I will never vote for him on this very important national security issue.
Yes he was! Barry is probably sitting in a corner babbling something about "one term, one term".
Newt won, because he staked out a position he will need very much in the campaign against Obama.
Now Obama can’t demonize him (and all Republicans) as favoring pushing Abuela’s wheelchair across the border and dumping her in a country she hasn’t seen in 26 years.
Diehard conservatives know she has been breaking our laws all those years, but Obama’s opponent in the general election is going to need votes from a wider range than diehard conservatives.
The others, except for Paul, did well enough. Paul needs to go away.
You mean where Newt stood up for his position of sanctioning illegals??? Keep them in the country without giving them citizenship? Are you SERIOUS? You liked that?
My hugest problems with illegals ...other than they are illegal.
1. They come for the benefits - and we give them - and then we go broke. NO candidate EVER seems to directly address the BILLIONS states are paying to subsidize these parasites. I must admit Romney does come close in addressing the “magnet” that draws them. However, I’m not sure I could trust him to do what we need to do ...as in cut out ALL welfare benefits.
2. They have no intention of becoming Americans. They are here to reap the benefits and continue living culturally as they always have. NO candidate EVEr addresses the loyalties of any of these illegal immigrants. You could give them amnesty all day long ...but what kind of Americans will they be? Do they really care about this country? Do they even understand this country beyond what they can GET from it.
As the talking heads said, when asked about Syrian flyover, Cain talked about the US economy and that is a sign of not being informed.
I’m with you bgill. We should just kill all illegals. If they didn’t break our laws, they’d be alive. Newt’s a pussy for not thinking American.
They are certainly dedicated.
I didn’t see the debate on purpose but if I could have gotten away with it and Newt did push his illegal alien amnesty, I would have walked on stage and kicked him in the ass. I would have then said I wanted to beat the crap out of him but wanted to be more humane so would stop at the ass kicking.
I then would have said that I really wanted to be humane to all the Americans whose parents, Great Grand parents etc give their souls and their lives to build a new country where rule of law protcts even the lowliest ciitzen from illegal aliens violating our laws. murdering our children and old folks.Stealing everythhing not nailed down and tuning our nation in to a third would hell hole. Ruled by Muzzie murderers, rapists, and worse.
Thats utter nonsense. Just watch his poll numbers continue to climb.
Here is Newt’s logic in a nutshell...
There is a bank robber who robbed banks years ago. He never robbed more than $5000 in any one robbery. He goes to church every Sunday. He has kids and grand kids. You can’t just throw this dude in jail now, and break up his family.
Now substitute Bank robber with illegal immigrant. He has been here for over 25 years. Goes to church regularly, has kids and grand kids. We can’t just deport him and break up his family. Get it cricket?
In most states there’s a statute of limitations on bank robbery.
Exactly! Turn off the tap. Withdraw the benefits, and most illegals will go away. The fed gov should let the states deal with them. No jobs, no housing, no stay.
Those who are now too old to work, and still illegally here, would remain a problem, temporarily. But no Republican candidate is going to get any traction in the campaign by advocating deportation — which the Dems would promptly frame as a humanitarian crisis. Or Holocaust. Or Trail of Tears. Whatever.
We want them gone, but we do not want a PR disaster that gets Obama another four years in the White House.
How long can you live here and not be a citizen? Do you pay taxes and can you draw SS and medicare?
You've just signed onto FR this month and you know this?
This is a debate about IDEAS! This is not some sporting event where the question is “Who do you think won?”
Gloria Borger won the most disgusting award.
Newt is a total FAIL on immigration
Is there still time for a Fred Kugar poll surge??
Newt lost because you cannot give a 5 second response concerning amnesty.
If Newt had announced his big “IMMIGRATION PLAN” before the debate,
and given speeches talking about it, that would be one thing. I understand
immigration is complex.
TO DROP AMNESTY IN WHATEVER FORM IS in a debate is not a good political move.
You lose your audience.
I AM HUMANE NEWT. THAT NEIGHBOR BROKE THE LAW 25 YEARS AGO,
and he never paid a price. He got the benefits of living in this country.
He is morally wrong and he can never repay it.
He is going to have to pay the consequence of living underground,
working illegally, driving without licenses, and I am the one who is not humane?
That is exactly what is wrong with Newt, his position changes according to what is politically expediant.
He should be nowhere near the White House.
Gingrich blew it with his support for amnesty and for H-1 visas to allow cheap Indian and Chinese engineers to displace American engineering talent.
He fails to realize that the only difference between an illegal border crosser caught by the Border Patrol today and the one that’s been here 25 years is that the 25 year guy has been breaking the law 9,125 days longer.
As Newt himself would say, if he had the brain he is reputed to have, it’s absurd to think that if break into the country illegally, it’s OK if you can get more than 25 miles across the border, or more than 25 days without being caught.
Using the Gingrich logic, John Demjanjuk, an 89 year old American citizen with American children and grandchildren who was deported and denaturalized in 2009 because he was a Nazi prison camp guard in the 1940’s, should have been allowed to stay here forever.
What is the difference between Demjanjuk and these other illegals?
NO RINOs. NO NEWT. NO Way!
Yeah I’m gonna go with Ron Paul. Defend the constitution and don’t put out soldiers lives on the line for some pussy assed Harvard MBA’s idea of foreign policy. If some of the folks here don’t like that, all i can say is - tough shit.
I thought Santorum and Bachmann shined tonight. They all sounded smart and serious which was like a breath of fresh air compared to the Dems’ verbal excrement.
I ask people if Obama wants to attack Iran before the election and have a draft, are they willing to sacrifice their family members to go over to Iraq for Ovpbama?
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