I don’t care if people think these debates are getting boring, I think they’re so much fun and so was this one.
I can’t believe pundits think Perry had a great night. Not true, stop overrating him. And please don’t call him Tim Tebow. Please.
Underrated was Santorum. He didn’t get to speak a lot, but every time he did he was dead-on and did great, especially with foreign policy and his economic plans. And talking about judges.
Gingrich said so many incredible things and I loved it. He’s got the right idea and the right politics to execute, so much so that I’m willing to forgive him on his moderateness. In fact, I think it can be a plus. It makes him likable and ultimately if he can pander to the left side of the country while tricking them into limited government all along, there’s no better way to do it.
I’m disappointed in Bachmann once again for not really giving me a clear idea for what she would do as President other than tell us she is seriously a conservative and attack other people for the opposite. She’s been getting better with her campaign all along but this is one thing she hasn’t gotten yet.
Huntsman is a smart guy, I know that from seeing him around so I don’t have problems with him but he’s full of fluff at debates and was especially abstract tonight. He also seems to already have it in his mind that he’s lost the race.
Paul was off the rails with Iran, so much that I don’t care about his ability to articulate our money problems anymore. He’s making conservatives look bad, it’s embarrassing and damaging to our base. I also wish he would have apologized for ::his:: heckler tonight, but he won’t and never does which makes me think he supports this kind of goofy behavior.
<edit>Not forgetting about Romney or anything…He is a real likable guy and says all the right things and therefore did well tonight. One thing I caught though is him talking about vastly expanding our military. (Okay brace yourself for some really unpopular conservative opinion right here…) I actually think our military is pretty huge, sophisticated and better than anyone’s in the world. And spending cuts shouldn’t exempt the DOD. Even in some small ways I think they can tighten up their belt and lose a few pounds (measured in wasteful taxpayer money that is).
17. No show-off football lingo. No screaming “trips left” or “zone blitz.” Uncle Dale doesn’t want to play the “nickel package.” He wants to get this stupid game over with, have a vodka and stand in the kitchen eating stuffing with his hands.
12. It’s okay to play with kids but don’t baby them. Just because your 7-year-old niece is playing quarterback doesn’t mean you can’t intercept her screen pass and run it back for a touchdown. She’s got to learn sometime not to throw into triple coverage.
Rules of Thanksgiving Touch Football
The pipeline is halfway built but the political propaganda is what’s spilling into the media — not oil. Here’s my line of thought.
Our fellow conservatives have made this issue about how Obama’s re-election is the exception for the jobs, notably here the pipeline jobs, which “we can’t wait.” Right, I get that, and it’s true, but there’s more that we need to defend.
One counter argument thoughtfully reminds us of federal powers vs. the state’s and particularly that Nebraska doesn’t want the pipeline to flow through the Sand Hills. So why can’t conservatives understand that President Obama is simply listening to state’s rights on the issue rather than invoking federal power? Oh wait. Nebraska already has a plan to re-route the pipeline so that it’s a win-win for everyone. Here’s an excerpt from the text:
“As is customary in our state, we have found a Nebraska common sense solution that moves the route of the pipeline out of the Sand Hills. This exceptional and unusual series of events has allowed us to arrive at this solution because of Nebraskans’ ability to work in a cooperative manner.”
Hmm. I’d say it’s the exact opposite. President Obama is using his federal authority to block (or “postpone” until post-election) the state’s willingness to accept projects because, well…environmentalist groups started protesting the white house.
Delaying action will appease these groups so the administration can avoid looking bad. Even if it means costing us jobs? If the president is serious about the environmental impact, can we at least take some priority to the issue? Let’s not push it out for a year, and instead talk about what the government has accessed after reviewing this for three years. Nah, why bother when we’ve got expert advice like this:
A rupture in the Keystone XL pipeline could cause a BP style oil spill in America’s heartland, over the source of fresh drinking water for 2 million people. NASA’s top climate scientist says that fully developing the tar sands in Canada would mean “essentially game over” for the climate.
No doubt. Instead we should let Canada build an overseas pipeline across the entire Pacific Ocean. That ought to strike the least amount of risk possible for the climate.
Not only do I want to be cool and have a blog, but I want to get some of my ideas down on paper. I want to organize my thoughts, I want feedback, and I want to go back and look at how I’ve changed over time. This should be fun.
I think a majority of these posts will be political, especially now that we have the GOP horse race going on right now. But I do want to take a step back at times and not forget about other areas of life. There is plenty going on in the US and the world that deserves attention in spite of an election 12 months away (No matter how much of a big deal I think it is).
Okay let’s be candid. Meet the author, Gabe:
Gabe Quincy is a pen name. Sorry, I’d love to own my words more, but I’ve made my choice. I think it’s smarter to have an anonymous voice to test out in the marketplace of ideas. That might sound silly but Mark Twain agrees, along with Poor RIchard, Voltaire and many others. Hah!
I’m pretty conservative. I have faith in Christ. I want solutions. I seek the truth.
Enough said for the first post. I’m sure my character will develop more soon enough with more posting.