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Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debate on National Security 8 P.M. EST 11/22/11 on CNN
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 11/22/2011 3:37:12 PM PST by kristinn

Hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, the theme of tonight's Republican presidential debate is foreign policy and national security.

The debate is being held at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

CNN is carrying the debate live at 8 p.m. EST.

Participating candidates are: businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Reps. Ron Paul (TX) and Michele Bachmann (MN), former Gov. Jon Huntsman, and former Sen. Rick Santorum.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012debates; 2012gopdebate; bachmann; cain; cnngopdebate; debate; elections; gingrich; gop; gopdebate; gopsecuritydebate; huntsman; nationalsecurity; nationsecurity; paul; perry; romney; ronpaul; santorum
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1 posted on 11/22/2011 3:37:15 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
I think it's going to be eight simultaneous one-on-one debates between Wolf Blitzer and each Republican candidate.

-PJ

2 posted on 11/22/2011 3:38:50 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: kristinn

Well its a rainy night in Georgia so I’ll ccok up some Tallapia and clams and watch the debate.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 3:39:26 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: kristinn

I hope Wolfie has some good, entertaining retorts for responding to Newt’s pilloryings of the MSM/host(s).


4 posted on 11/22/2011 3:40:52 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: kristinn
Thanks Kristinn for hosting tonight's thread. Anybody who panders to islamofascists and/or illegal invaders do not deserve my vote.
5 posted on 11/22/2011 3:41:33 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: kristinn

Maybe Ron Paul, who is a frontrunner in Iowa and New Hampshire, will get more than 90 seconds.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 3:44:42 PM PST by camp_steveo
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To: Political Junkie Too

Dang!! CNN????

7 posted on 11/22/2011 3:45:32 PM PST by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: kristinn

I’d rather all of these were a Newt style debate.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 3:45:56 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: kristinn

It will be interesting to see what Blitzer pulls out of his bag of tricks tonight. To be honest, I thought his last M.C. job was perhaps the best of the M.C.’d debates so far.

It was head and shoulders above the other gotcha efforts by the various leftist media outlets.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 3:46:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: kristinn; STARWISE; b9; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; JoeProBono; afnamvet; TheOldLady; MEG33; ...

Thanks very much for the LIVE thread, kristinn!!

DJ MacWoW - no TV but online I’m pretty sure?


10 posted on 11/22/2011 3:46:12 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: kristinn

later


11 posted on 11/22/2011 3:46:53 PM PST by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I’m eating cookies - I guess that’s bad. I’ll add drinking wine - there, that’s better.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 3:47:46 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: onyx

I’ll pass. They can lie to me in print. lol


13 posted on 11/22/2011 3:47:46 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: kristinn

This could be a tuff one for Cain.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 3:49:55 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: kristinn

***foreign policy and national security***

They should recommend the use of George Costanza’s philosophy; ‘the opposite’ of whatever BO has been doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKUvKE3bQlY


15 posted on 11/22/2011 3:50:02 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich-Cain 2012)
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To: onyx

Yea! Dey you iz...


16 posted on 11/22/2011 3:50:35 PM PST by b9 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_hd23sdf4CE)
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To: kristinn
Since they're talking about 'national security' tonight, this should be required viewing of everyone on that stage. In fact, this gal SHOULD BE on that stage...

SHE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS!


17 posted on 11/22/2011 3:52:22 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Mitt will be all ‘Won’t ANYBODY, someone save us from these terrible peasants?!’, Newt will jack Perry’s State Rights, 10th Amendment once again, and goose Cain out of a couple blunders, Ron Paul will get 110db applause as the now recognized leader of OX, Bachmann will rightly be disgusted to be in this den again, Perry will detail Obama’s head on a pike (and mean it and be capabale of delivering it, Huntsman will try to pick up Romney’s slack, and Santorum will align with Bachmann.


18 posted on 11/22/2011 3:53:14 PM PST by txhurl
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To: TomGuy
Blitzer will have to be careful, because he's not running for office and has no business engaging the candidates in the debate itself, beyond posing the questions.

-PJ

19 posted on 11/22/2011 3:53:56 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: sodpoodle

Hilarious!


20 posted on 11/22/2011 3:54:40 PM PST by b9 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_hd23sdf4CE)
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To: onyx

It’s listed to be on CNN. I think it will also be on the Heritage Foundation site.

http://www.heritage.org/


21 posted on 11/22/2011 3:55:07 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: DJ MacWoW

OH NO!

This one has the potential of being more serious.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 3:56:14 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: b9

Very early for sure, but I’ll be back!


23 posted on 11/22/2011 3:57:48 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
The things that interest a liberal about our candidates are NOT the things I want to know. WHEN are our people going to be questioned by conservatives?
24 posted on 11/22/2011 4:00:04 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: onyx

Oops... I guess I should have read the orig post. LOL


25 posted on 11/22/2011 4:00:08 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Gator113; DJ MacWoW

A nice link for you!


26 posted on 11/22/2011 4:01:45 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

“I’ll cook up some Tallapia...”

Stay away from that Talapia, “1, it’s a crap fish, #2 you may glow in the dark after eating it.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 4:03:24 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: txhurl

Well said! Hardly now need to watch. Wonder if “the wolf” will be up for Newt’s attack on the media tonight and try to take him on a bit? With Newt’s intellect, he can pull it off w/o sounding like the occasional whiner.


28 posted on 11/22/2011 4:09:59 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I think it's going to be eight simultaneous one-on-one debates between Wolf Blitzer and each Republican candidate.

I think I'll put my money on the Republican candidates!


29 posted on 11/22/2011 4:10:58 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kristinn
What! No Gary Johnson!?! I think I'll boycott watching, and just follow along on the Live Thread ;-)

Thanks for posting it, kristinn!

30 posted on 11/22/2011 4:12:09 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Marcella

Rats - still a little too eaerly for wine out here on the Left Coast.


31 posted on 11/22/2011 4:13:12 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; kristinn; All

Yes .. Heritage and American Enterprise Institute

~~~~~~~~~~

RUSH: Folks, I have to tell you something. We got another Republican debate tonight. It’s sponsored by the Heritage Foundation.

It’s gonna be moderated by Wolf Blitzer, CNN. It’s gonna be broadcast by CNN. It’s a Heritage Foundation debate on foreign policy. And from what I’m told, old Wolf is out there preparing a response to Newt Gingrich if Newt chides him for the way he’s conducting things as the moderator.

You know, Newt’s been going after the media in these debates, and media’s been sort of flat-footed at the time of the attack, and they wait ‘til later that night or the next day to formulate their response.

Wolf is prepping. Wolf is rehearsing. From what I’m being told, Wolf Blitzer is rehearsing various retorts to Newt Gingrich, and he and his staff are trying to think of various things that Newt might say to insult them. It’s sort of like preparing for hecklers.

That’s what Wolf is doing to get ready for the — (interruption) No, I don’t know why they can’t find some conservative to moderate one of these debates. That’s one of these rhetorical questions that doesn’t have an answer, but if you’re gonna have CNN broadcast it why do you expect to have a conservative moderating it?

It seems to be a misplaced expectation. Anyway, as I’m watching all this, I keep asking rhetorical questions here, but I still want to ask them. When will the media do an anal exam of Obama?

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2011/11/22/when_will_the_media_do_an_anal_exam_of_obama_like_they_do_of_every_republican

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Behind the Scenes
The Making of a Presidential Debate: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video
HeritageFoundation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfMKdMKzM0Y&feature=player_embedded

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Join us TONIGHT at 8 PM ET as eight Republican presidential candidates take the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., to tell America where they stand on foreign policy and national security in a special debate hosted by The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, broadcast on CNN and moderated by Wolf Blitzer.

Stay tuned here for expert analysis and reaction from Heritage’s experts.

In the meantime, follow our Twitter account (@heritage)

http://twitter.com/#!/heritage

for real-time updates about the debate and the issues, and join the discussion on Facebook with our more than 388,000 fans.

The debate will air nationally on CNN and CNN en Español and worldwide on CNN International, CNN Radio, and CNN.com.

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/11/22/tonight-gop-presidential-debate-on-foreign-policy-national-security/


32 posted on 11/22/2011 4:18:08 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Inspectorette

Doctors (even CNN ones I bet) say wine is healthy so start drinking now and after a couple bottles you should feel healthier.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 4:19:01 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: txhurl

FLIP SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY is almost hysterical in his daily rant against the commie in chief.

Too bad for poor WILLARD that he might as well be debating a mirror.

Opportunist phony coward degenerate sons of polygamist military service avoiding snake oil salesmen bitches from a family of phony coward degenerate sons of polygamist military service avoiding snake oil salesmen bitches like Romney need to be destroyed.

The GOP risks annihilation as long as he is in the mix.

This must be the last election cycle he is allowed to pollute.


34 posted on 11/22/2011 4:20:16 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: GOPJ
WHEN are our people going to be questioned by conservatives?

Now WHERE would be the fun in that....for the great unwashed....!!

35 posted on 11/22/2011 4:22:39 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Dang, I LOVE this gal...could listen to her all day long.
Ann Barnhardt from my native Colorado.
Lots of YouTubes available.


36 posted on 11/22/2011 4:25:09 PM PST by b9 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_hd23sdf4CE)
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To: STARWISE; DJ MacWoW

BTTT!
Thank you, STAR!


37 posted on 11/22/2011 4:25:56 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

There would not be any significant consequences for Blitzer, so he doesn’t care. Newt would be seen as a head on his wall.


38 posted on 11/22/2011 4:26:02 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Coldwater Creek

ping


39 posted on 11/22/2011 4:26:12 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

ping


40 posted on 11/22/2011 4:26:12 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Marcella

Wine makes me sick. Isn’t that awful?


41 posted on 11/22/2011 4:27:34 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: kristinn

I don’t have a telly — is there a link to where it will be streamed?


42 posted on 11/22/2011 4:28:21 PM PST by womanvet (The lesser of two evils is STILL Romney -- and I won't support evil. Why will you settle for evil?)
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To: LostInBayport

LOL!


43 posted on 11/22/2011 4:28:21 PM PST by b9 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_hd23sdf4CE)
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To: Inspectorette
ummmm it's never too early for wine :)
44 posted on 11/22/2011 4:28:26 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: womanvet

CNN.com I read up-thread...


45 posted on 11/22/2011 4:30:05 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: onyx
You just have not run into the right blend! ((onyx))
46 posted on 11/22/2011 4:31:08 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Rome2000

This must be the last election cycle he is allowed to pollute.


You’d think, but this man is not seduced by even golf!

Where else on earth does a man just run for potus, spend 130 million each time doing it, do nothing in between, just rest up for the next election!?!

It’s cost him half a billion to loll about? How much money does he think the Presidency will net him?


47 posted on 11/22/2011 4:32:12 PM PST by txhurl
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To: STARWISE; onyx
Thanks STARWISE for the great info, and my new tagline. Onyx, thanks for the ping.

Now, then.

It's the ECONOMY, stupid party!




We should rebuild the grassroots conservative movement. From the Reagan Revolution of 1980 through the Contract with America in 1994, it was this movement from outside Washington that carried us to the first center-right majority governing coalition in more than 60 years.

The problem has not been with conservatism or with our voters.

The problem has been with Republican leaders who forgot who elected them and what values their supporters expected to see implemented in Washington.

— Newt Gingrich, 11-13-2006

check the date.


Further, has one of these contenders mentioned the short shrift the T.E.A. Party has gotten from the shamestream?
48 posted on 11/22/2011 4:32:50 PM PST by glock rocks (When will the media do an anal exam of Obama? - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: STARWISE

‘Rush’ said....”from what I’m told, old Wolf is out there preparing a response to Newt Gingrich if Newt chides him for the way he’s conducting things as the moderator.”

Well that’s interesting as newt has , as Rush said, “caught them rather flat-footed”. So this should be interesting...maybe Newt’s got wind of this and just won’t give Wolf anything to respond to.


49 posted on 11/22/2011 4:33:31 PM PST by caww
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To: txhurl

It should be kinda interesting but I still hate these debates. I’d rather see candidates interviewed in relatively long sessions. You learn a lot more about them.


50 posted on 11/22/2011 4:35:19 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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