Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28th GOP CNBC Debate!

All the Republicans came out to play hard tonight but Senator Marco Rubio and Governor John Kasich clearly won—but for two different reasons. Rubio weathered very tough attacks with facts, passion and style.~John Zogby
Marco Ru­bio knocked just about every ques­tion he faced at the third Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial de­bate out of the park, wheth­er it was from the CN­BC mod­er­at­ors or from one of his rivals. The Flor­ida sen­at­or re­gistered a clean coun­ter­punch against Jeb Bush, one of his top com­pet­it­ors, and he lam­basted one of con­ser­vat­ives’ fa­vor­ite punch­ing bags, the main­stream me­dia.
All the while, Ru­bio suc­cess­fully de­flec­ted some of the most com­mon cri­ti­cisms he’s en­countered on the cam­paign trail: namely, his sparse con­gres­sion­al at­tend­ance re­cord and the hand­ling of his per­son­al fin­ances. And the audi­ence took no­tice, of­ten re­spond­ing with re­sound­ing ap­plause or even laughter.~Adam Wollner
-I had a lot of competing TV choices tonight.  The World Series with my Kansas City Royals was on, my kids and I always watch Survivor, and then for this political junkie, I had to watch the GOP Debate.

-To be honest, the main reason I was excited to watch, was to see my guy Rubio do well, and he never disappoints.

-CNBC showed their true colors in how they ran the debate, the moderators were condescending, extremely biased and didn't control the debate well at all.  They tried to pit the Republicans against one another, but it backfired.  It seemed to unite the Republicans and enabled Rubio and others to shine in light of it.

Rubio had some amazing moments tonight, and there are quite a few video clips that show just how well he knocked it out of the park.

1) The truth about candidates missing votes while running for president!  The above clip shows exactly what Zogby was talking about, Rubio responded to the moderator and to Jeb with "facts, passion and style".

-Jeb blew it when he tried to pile on, Rubio mopped the floor with him, and this might be the final nail in Jeb's coffin.

2) The truth about Rubio's tax plan!  John Harwood proved he was an idiot by using incorrect information about Rubio's tax plan, that he HIMSELF had to correct 2 weeks ago, wow!!  Below is the correction:
The best quotes of the night from Rubio:
The democrats have the ultimate Super PAC- it's called the main stream media.

The more you tax something, the less of it you get.

We have 11 good candidates on this stage, the Democrats can't even come up with ONE.

I'm against anything bad for my mother.
The best quotes from others:
The questions asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match.~Ted Cruz

Do you want me to answer or do you want to answer? Because I got to tell you the truth, even in New Jersey what you’re doing is called rude.~Chris Christie

Folks, we’ve got to wake up. We cannot elect somebody that doesn’t know how to do the job.~John Kasich

I may not be your dream candidate, just yet, but I can assure you: I am Hillary Clinton’s worse nightmare.~Carly Fiorina
Some great articles about the debate:
-The 15 most explosive moments of the GOP debate

-Marco Rubio made a big splash at the third GOP debate

-Is Marco Rubio's Breakout Debate Win Enough to Oust the Outsider Candidates?

-Who Won the Third Republican Presidential Debate? 
In Conclusion, Bill Kristol sums up the debate and the World Series game in one short tweet:

1 comment:

Pat and Mary Brady said...

Harwood's question was correct. He referred to the "people in the middle of the income scale", not the bottom, and indeed the middle income brackets would have an improvement of only 15.7% versus the 27.9% improvement for the top 1%.

His twitter you reference was dated 10-14, two weeks before the CNBC debate.

Also consider the top 1%'s improvement in after tax income of 27.9% is more than half again better than what taxpayers as a whole receive under Rubio's plan, 17.8%.