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Help CNN With Debate Questions For Tonight’s Debate

CNN is looking for help w/ questions for the Democrat debate.

Their unbiased, crack, fair and balanced staff has come up with:

  • What’s your favorite reality show?

  • How cool is it to be as cool as you are?

  • What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

  • When you become president, will you fly in a jet fighter?

  • In your past, were you more? …or less awesome?

  • Can you name a Supreme Court case?

  • How many letters were in the alphabet when you were born?

  • Aren’t Republicans just real meanies?

  • What’s your favorite color?

Maybe that’s why they had to shorten in from 3 to 2 hours…

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2015 in Democrat, Election

 

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Foreign Policy And The Missouri Senatorial Debate

On 6/11/12, the Republican candidates for Missouri Senator debated in St. Charles, Missouri at Lindenwood University.  All three candidates, Todd Akin, John Brunner, and Sarah Steelman, performed admirably.  However, when looking forward to the race against the slippery and politically gifted Claire McCaskill, it’s clear that Steelman and Brunner are not really up to the task.

However, on the question of Syria, really the only serious foreign policy question that was asked, all three came up short.  Sarah haltingly opined something about exhausting diplomatic options and covert operations.  Akin basically wants to stay out of it on constitutional grounds.  And, Brunner offered no serious alternative (sorry John, I stopped listening to you about half way through).

I’m certainly no expert and don’t expect them to be, so let’s turn to John Bolton whom, yesterday, published a remarkable analysis of America’s situation, analysis of all the players including Russia and China, and his bold solutions for the problem.  It concluded:

Finally, in Syria itself, we should do now what we could have begun to do ten years ago (and what the Obama White House at least says it is doinh/t NROg now): find Syrian rebel leaders who are truly secular and who oppose radical Islam; who will disavow al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and other terrorist groups; and who will reject Russian and Iranian hegemony over their country. We will need some reason to believe that this opposition can prevail against not only the Assad regime but also the terrorists and fanatics who also oppose Assad. This must be not a faith-based judgment but a clear-eyed assessment of reality. Such is the kind of opposition that, assuming it exists, we should support, aiming for regime change in Damascus when — and only when — it becomes feasible on our terms. On this matter, too, we should tell our European allies that we want their support for something other than semiotic diplomacy.

Read more here

I’m a big fan of John Bolton, and many concerns were eased for me when he endorsed then-presumptive-nominee Romney back in March.  Anyone who gets called “the most controversial ambassador ever sent by America to the United Nations” for being to tough and conservative is a hero in my book!

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in Election, Republican

 

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