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5:02 1st Question to the Pizza Guy: “Italy sucks, what do we do?” (paraphrase)
5:04 Cain channels Ron Paul saying we need sound currency. Also, something about a caboose.
5:08 Ron Paul says what Romney and Cain said, only intelligently.
5:11 Romney cares about Michigan and the auto industry. Somewhere in car heaven, a Ford just grew it’s wings.
5:15 Had to step away to deal with a pizza guy and a dog. I don’t think I missed much. NEWT TIME!
5:17 Newt: Bernanke should be FIRED!!!!! Audit the Fed!!! Is everyone just doing their best Ron Paul impression now?
5:19 Bachman: We’re stuck in 1946! Also, repeal those bills cuz she’s written those bills to repeal those bills!
5:20 Santorum: I’m gonna repeal everything Obama ever did, said, smoked or snorted!
5:21 Maria asks Cain about sexual harassment? I thought this was “exclusively” about the economy?
5:22 No fan of Cain, but let’s talk about the issues. He deserves better than this.
5:23 Another harassment question but to Romney. This is a joke.
5:24 Big applause for “switching back to the economy”? Or was it for Huntsman? #questionsthatwillneverbeanswered
5:25 Huntsman: I want to be President of the 99% ! And the 1%! So….of everyone? You mean, just like the normal President?
5:26 Of all the non-Pauls, Huntsman is the least offensive. Seems like a nice guy. Romney-lite without wreaking of plastic.
5:27 Romney does a decent job of explaining what “profit” is and how it helps grow business. He’s not wrong…I feel dirty.
5:28 Hey ! It’s Rick Perry! Wow is he getting the shaft worse than Ron Paul? First we’ve heard from him. #doubtit
5:28 1/2 Newt: Read a Book. A HISTORY BOOK.
5:29 Mid-Newt I lost the feed and have the apple “Beach ball” goin. #signsfromabove
5:34 Still experiencing technical difficulties. Staring at the ceiling fan to mimic what I’m missing.
5:35 And I’m back! Just in time for Bachmann to tell me that her tax plan makes everyone pay taxes in happy meals. I think.
Bachmann: Freedom Ain’t Free!
5:37 ? For Paul: How you gonna close down all those agencies, dude?
Ron Paul: The tax code is the symptom, but the disease is spending. Spending is the tax. #trudat
Ron Paul: Cut $1 Trillion in the first year…APPLAUSE.
Paul: Who ever thought one person should know what the interest rate would be?
Paul: “that means higher prices and watch out…they’re comin”. #inflationisatax
5:41 We’re back! And the CNBC feed is out again. #happyaccidents
5:44 Back again…Romney wants to get people in homes again by “rebooting” the economy. If only we still had Steve Jobs.
5:45 My feed is audio only now. And I’m fine with this. #JustLikeOldTimeRadio
5:47 And right on cue Perry mumbles something about energy!
5:49 Ruh roh…Newt’s consulting firm got money from Fannie and Freddie. Yikes.
5:50 Turns out he was just giving them friendly advice…for $300K.
5:51 Cain: Get the “Reggalatahs” out of the way
5:52 Cain: “I’ll turn Fannie and Freddie into private entities?” How about just let them go bankrupt and go away?
5:53 Missed the ? and can’t tell if Santorum, Huntsman or Romney is answering. #thataboutsumsitup
Obamacare Rapid Fire! GO!
Huntsman: Harmonize medical records! That should do it.
Paul: Get government out of the business of health care all together. Doctor-patient, market, medical $avings account.
Perry: We need a menu of options!
Cain: The legislation has already been written! HR3000! Sounds…futuristic.
Romney: Let states do it! Like I did with RomneyCare!
Romney Part 2: Listen to Ron Paul! #DidIJustHearThat
Newt: I can’t do this in 30 seconds. So I’m gonna have 7 3 hour debates about it instead.
5:59 Maria and Newt gettin’ snippy!
Bachmann: Buy whatever you want!
Santorum: I came up with health savings accounts!!! And block grants!!! GO ME!
6:03 Romney Part 3??: Let the market work! (except in Massachusetts)
6:04 Paul’s response: Plan doesn’t cut off Medicaid, transition is a longer term goal. End the bailout system first.
6:06 Time for a break! Thank god! I wish I didn’t send that pizza guy away in anger.
6:13 Santorum: My plan’s not bold (that’s Cain’s gig), but it’s nifty and should work.
6:14 Mitt re: increasing fees in MA: “Thanks for reminding everyone about that”
6:16 Rick Perry’s back! I have nothing to say, just happy to see him. Remember when it was all Mitt/Rick? #sweetmemories
6:17 I seriously feel bad for Rick Perry. This is just embarrassing.
6:17 Rick on forgetting the name of an agency: “oops”
6:19 CAIN: 9-9-9!!!!! Wow it took him an hour and 20 minutes to mention it!
6:20 Newt: “Take Social Security off the budget”But where shall we put it?
6:23 Mitt wants to cut the federal workforce by 10%. But unlike @RonPaul , he can’t tell you which who he’s cutting. #needthosevotes
6:25 Rapidly losing the ability to sum up these soundbytes. #starving #notsureifimevenusinghashtagsproperly
6:26 Hunstman is trying to endear himself to Republicans by bragging about passing new taxes in his state? Interesting strategy.
6:27 And it’s a college debt video montage!!!!
6:27 1/2 Paul turns a trap question into instant applause. The question summed up the problem. Thanks for the assist, Maria.
6:28 Ron Paul: INFLATION IS THE PROBLEM!!! #DoYouGetItYet
6:29 Excellent analogy comparing health care to lower costs of phones, computers, etc. Duh. Get the gov’t out, prices drop.
6:30 Newt: Everyone should go to College of the Ozarks! It’s actually a good example though, I’m just being being snarky.
6:31 OH JUST STOP PICKING ON RICK PERRY ALREADY! THE POOR GUY CAN’T EVEN DEFEND HIMSELF!!!
6:38 Lost the feed for a bit…came back to Mitt Romney reminding us he hates China. And China is TAKIN’ OUR JOBS!!!!
6:39 Mitt: China is a “currency manipulator” What on earth is the Fed? Tripling the money supply in 2 years, anyone?
6:40 Apparently Huntsman just now found out about the 30 second rule. And he is SHOCKED.
6:41 Huntsman is the only non-Paul being reasonable vs. China. He must have made a few friends there.
6:44 Bachmann: The Chinese are “bad actors”. They would fit in well in this debate.
6:46 Cramer wants to know how to restore faith in the markets for the “little guy”. He’s already told Cain he can’t say “9-9-9”
Cain just says they need to “grow the economy” but isn’t allowed to mention his plan to do so. He always “feels Jim’s pain.”
What about MY pain, Hermie?
6:47 Cain: The other 2 problems with Dodd-Frank: Dodd and Frank.
6:48 Ron Paul, ever the classy man, refuses to call Rick Perry a “crony” after being bated.
6:49 I have no such reservations however, so Rick new nickname…..CRONY PERRY!
Paul gets the last word?!?! Wow.
well it’s been fun kids, feedback is appreciated.
More on this in the days to come, but for now…I’m OUT!
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