Truth squad at the GOP debate
September 23rd, 2011
07:53 AM ET
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Name king

    When have the the repugs ever told the truth a out this economy; they say the stimulus didn't work and the country is worst off; the stimulus took a 8 hundred thousand job lost a month, and turn it into a 21 month straight private sector job growth, it took a 7000 stock market crash and turned it to an 11000 stock market gain, it took a economy retracting at 9 percent to a 5 percent by the end of 2009. It took the financial wold from the debt of the abyss to the most successful they have ever been.

    September 23, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  2. Marie MD

    Let's see. . . . We have the little woman (both in stature and brain matter), the token black, the millionaire I found religion and I pray for water every day (still waiting) secessionist, the flip flopping my job plan is to fire American workers and send their jobs overseas millionare, the old guy trying to return the country to pre civil rights era, the arms to Iran dealer, the no heart cheater, the big tooth christian with wayn too many kids and a complete unknown.
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen the teatards in all theif splendor. I wonder if they can see their image in a mirror!

    September 23, 2011 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  3. Indy

    It has always been best to have a lie detector hooked up to any Republican that is speaking. These debates would be much better if the candidates were held to "fact check" panel after every debate and then they would be held accountable for lying in public. Candidates like Bachmann should not be allowed to have the bulk of her statements and campaign based on lies. Perry and Romney also have a great deal of lies that they should have to answer to but it seems like lying is acceptable in the GOP and it is sickening when the lies outweigh the truth

    September 23, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  4. Tired of the nonsense

    A member of the GOP telling the truth –

    That's a contradiction in terms.

    September 23, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  5. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    In the old days, we quoted Mark Twain saying, "There are lies, damn lies and statistics." Now we say, "There are lies, damn lies and Republican campaign claims."

    September 23, 2011 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  6. FDA

    The only chance these guys have is with Huntsman. I am a progressive Dem from Utah! Huntsman would run the office right down the middle! It's not working for Obama because the extreme right will not let him do anything. Maybe a guy from the GOP that governs from the middle would succeed! Huntsman is a lot more progressive than anyone on the stage!

    September 23, 2011 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  7. Jonathan

    Full disclosure: In 2008, I didn't honestly mind McCain so much. He was centrist enough that, while I voted Obama, I wouldn't have been devastated had McCain won (Aside from the fact Palin was awful, but she would've resigned two or three months in to do book tours anyway).

    This time, though, the idea of any one of these candidates running the country terrifies me.

    September 23, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  8. Sniffit

    What, no story on the GOP crowd yet again displaying its rampant misanthropy and arrogant belief in their self-declared moral superiority by booing a gay soldier serving our country at risk to his own life and limb?

    September 23, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  9. AntiFringe

    Another debate is behind us. We should invite these people back, after every debate, to appear before a fact finding panel. Present them with the findings, and let them defend themselves. The voters deserve to be informed. This should happen all the way through the last presidential debate.

    September 23, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  10. Sniffit

    "It has always been best to have a lie detector hooked up to any Republican that is speaking."

    Nah. The problem with that is that a lie detector only detects whether the person's body is giving almost imperceptible signals that indicate the person knows they are telling an untruth. Some of these GOP/Teatroll imbeciles ACTUALLY BELIEVE most of the ideological nonsense dribbling out of their mouths like so much baby vomit. That's far more dangerous.

    September 23, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    Truth and the GOP? Not recently, anyway.

    September 23, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Truth Squad this.
    Do personal tax cuts for the wealthiest create jobs?

    No. They have always created s sustained feeding frenzy in the markets, which has always been followed by a recession of an even longer duration. Bush Tax Cut frenzy lasted for 6 six years. This "Great Recession" will last at least double that.

    September 23, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  13. Cult of Personality

    The right-wing extremists are a JOKE!! They are the laughing stock of the entire civilized world!! Vote for ME for President of the USA!! I can put this nation of ours on the proper trajection by raising taxes on ALL those HUGE Corporations that see it fit to outsource all our jobs overseas. I would raise taxes on those corporations (i.e. – American Express, GE, IBM, etc.) to 50% or higher for their outsourcing and SOLELY provide them with a tax break when they bring our jobs back home.

    September 23, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |