5 Reasons To Be Glad You Didn’t Watch The Meet The Press Debate

Shame on the American media for giving no time to recover from last night’s GOP debate. Here are five reasons why you would have better off staying in bed than watching the Republican debate.

1). Career Politician Mitt Romney Claims Politics Is Not His Career-
Mitt Romney actually tried to rewrite his history by trying to turn his consistent candidacies for office into a life in the private sector. Romney tried to turn his leaving as governor into a good thing. He ignored the fact that he quit on Massachusetts in order to run for president the first time. Gingrich called him out and told him to cut the baloney.

2). The GOP Candidates Won’t Tell Americans They Are Going To Kill Social Security and Medicare-
David Gregory asked the candidates to name three programs they would cut that would cause Americans pain. All the candidates asked supported the Ryan plan, but none of them would admit that they are going to kill entitlements. Huntsman discussed means testing. Gingrich said he would eliminate theft, Perry would cut the kill the departments of Commerce and Education, and Santorum danced around his voucher plan for Medicare and his support of the privatization of Social Security.

3). Rick Perry Calls Those On Unemployment Un-American- A question from Facebook asked about the morality cutting aid to people who really need it in this economy, and Rick Perry responded by saying that those Americans who are clamoring for the government to help them are un-American. In a nutshell, that is the Republican position towards the American people. The it is the pull yourself up by your own bootstraps unless you are wealthy Republican mantra taken to the extreme.

3 a). Gingrich and Santorum Champion Their Failed 1996 Welfare Reform- Both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum tried to take credit for the 1996 welfare reform bill. Santorum went as far as to claim that the bill ended the culture of dependency, but the welfare reform Republicans are still championing has been a total failure. Instead of eliminating dependence, the reform has made it more difficult for Americans to get assistance. The 1996 welfare reform was predicated on job growth. When the jobs went away, the need for assistance skyrocketed. In August, the USDA announced that 45.8 million Americans were on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). By any measure welfare reform has been a failure, but in bizarro Republican world failure is success.

4). Rick Santorum Claims That He Doesn’t Hate Gay People-
Santorum said that he doesn’t hate gays and would never discriminate against them. This is an interesting position for Santorum to take being that in last night’s debate he promised that he would work to invalidate every gay marriage in the United States. Santorum tried to claim that he doesn’t discriminate. He simply disagrees with gay people on what is best for American society.

5). Mitt Romney Promises To Attack Public Sector Unions- For the first time in the 2012 campaign a GOP candidate promised to take the state level attack on public sector unions national. Mitt Romney said that he would go after the “enormously powerful” federal public sector unions, and tie their compensation to what the private sector will pay. As Romney uttered those words, you could almost hear he state of Ohio turn blue for Obama in 2012.

Winners and Losers:

Winners:

1). Jon Huntsman-
The former Utah governor is putting all of eggs into New Hampshire, and today he came prepared. When Mitt Romney attacked him for serving in the Obama administration, Huntsman fired back by saying that he put serving his country ahead of partisan politics. Unlike the ABC debate, Huntsman made a solid appeal to the Republican voters of New Hampshire.

2). Ron Paul-
In a debate where the candidates were trying to out lie each other, Ron Paul was at least honest. Paul was straight with viewers when he restated his belief that entitlements aren’t rights. Dr. Paul was consistent, but for anyone on the left who is attracted to Ron Paul’s foreign policy, his domestic policy is more conservative than any other Republican candidate.


Losers:

1). Mitt Romney- Maybe Mitt isn’t a morning person? Romney repeatedly inflicted wounds on himself. His attack on Jon Huntsman was pointless and hurt Romney more than Huntsman. Mitt Romney saw the myth of his political outsider status shattered, and in general bungled his way through another debate with buzzwords and quotes from his stump speech. Romney faced a blistering attack from his opponents early, and quickly withered. Mitt Romney again demonstrated a softness and a complete lack of toughness in this debate.

2). Newt Gingrich- Gingrich maintained his also ran status, and he worked in the GOP’s big lie on energy that the country can flood the market with domestic production. As long as American oil and gas continues to belong to the companies that drill for it, American resources will continue to be placed on the global market. The Republican energy policy is a fraud. Gingrich attacked the EPA and tried to toss red meat, but the strategy isn’t working.

3). Rick Santorum-
For some surreal reason, Santorum has decided to try to moderate all of the far right positions that made him so successful in Iowa. Granted, New Hampshire is not Iowa, but Santorum spent another debate doing a backward sprint from all of his far right positions. Santorum is looking less like an alternative to Romney and more like he is campaigning for the number two spot on the 2012 GOP ticket. There is a fine line between electable and bland. In an attempt to appear electable, Santorum has gone bland.

4). Rick Perry-
Perry is a dead candidate walking. His answers get more crazy and radical. What we are seeing are the final days of one of the worst primary campaigns in American history.

Final Verdict-
The candidates were all over the map in a debate that was full of misinformation and falsehoods. Those of you who stayed in bed instead of watching this intellectually empty train wreck should consider yourselves lucky. In short, this was another terrible GOP debate.

8 Replies to “5 Reasons To Be Glad You Didn’t Watch The Meet The Press Debate”

  1. Mitt Romney is a clown. He should run palin as his vp and tout quitting and living off the government and campaign donations as their slogan! What is this bs about the private sector anyway? Does he mean Bain capital? Lol.

    Is it just me or does mitt remind anyone else of Herman munster’s slightly better looking brother?

  2. Im still excited that Romney created more jobs than Obama has. Whoopie! Even if that was true, what was the environment like when Romney was governor as compared to today? This man is a complete idiot.

    Santorum tried the smiling Buddha look. It doesn’t fit. We know he is a completely whacked out fundie

    Perry? My god Perry you had the chance to bow out gracefully. Now anything you do will be an anti climax allowing your supported in the polluted state of Texas to see what a bimbette you are.

    Gingrich, why are you on the stage? No one wants you. These people are a complete waste of time. BTW, Reagan has left a bad taste in a lot of peoples mouths. Please let him stay buried

  3. I gave up watching Meet the Presstitute early last year, and you’ve confirmed me in the wisdom of my decision.

  4. No matter how much I try telling myself that it’s important to know exactly where the opposition is coming from, I simply cannot bear to watch these RWNJ’s engage in their sorry excuses for debates. As far as I’m concerned, the only value they have is to allow rational, thinking people to see exactly where these fools are coming from and to soundly reject them as a result.

  5. Mr. Romney opposes public employees’ unions? Well, he just revived We are Ohio who crushed Issue 2.

  6. Jason, I always check here after the GOP debates knowing you will aptly sum up what some of us just can’t bear to watch. And if by some horrific twist of fate one of these GOP clowns wins the presidency, here’s hoping you’ll give us at least a weekly summation of “5 Reasons to be glad you moved to Fiji.” (Besides the fact that it’s beautiful there.)

  7. These candidates are making the USA look like a religious, uneducated pond of super rich idiots. Seems that they admire Iran and want the USA to end up like them. Women with no rights, just chattels for their husbands, having a baby each year. One group in charge, making the rest of the population obey their commands. So pious, they all want to end Medicare, and have insurance premiums restricted to the healthiest people, while THEY enjoy their low cost health benefits, courtesy of the taxpayers. When will this country wise up and make politicians have 401K’s, plus shop around for the same healthcare options REAL people have to face? Have them contribute to Social Security and fund their own pensions. They all end up millionaires, so why are they still taking from the 99%? They are not royalty, yet they want to be treated as if they are. The perks of office are way too high for average people to still continue to fund these clowns.

  8. I agree as I am very much of the opinion that people in elected offices, whether federal, state, county or city, should not have pensions. It is the biggest ripoff in this country. Their pensions are much higher than they would receive from a corporation and it entices them to stay in office too long. I don’t have a quarrel with their pay, but the benefits are a killer. Pensions for salaried/hourly government employees are another matter.

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