Truth Squad takes on GOP debate
October 19th, 2011
08:06 AM ET
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. A. C.

    This field is a joke. Bachmann (Nutball), Perry (George W. Bush, Jr), Cain (Mr. 9-9-9 but no details), Paul (The Nutball), Romney (Just plain phony), Santorum (Who??), Huntsman (No show), Gingrich (Mr. Tiffany's himself). And this is the field to challenge President Obama?? God help us all.

    October 19, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  2. Marry

    Nice CNN!! Thank you! Keep the fact-checking up! It is very important because, without the facts all of the GOP/TP candidates will get crazier and crazier and ….if that is possible!

    October 19, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  3. beevee

    I hope these jokers connect their mouth to their brain when they are on the podium wanting to lead the country.

    October 19, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  4. Name Jeremy@Dallas

    We have no credible candidate in this group except Huntsman. Unfortunately conservatives don't like. Yes,we are stuck with Obama for more 4yrs. If anything he is more to 99% of us than these lobbyists sell out. Republicans,you just lost my those of my students and family.

    October 19, 2011 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republicans have certainly been keeping those fact checkers busy. Every one of these republican clowns has been schooled in partial truths, and not a one of them should be allowed near the white house.

    October 19, 2011 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  6. Dave

    It is funny how the media is blaming Romney for the company's decision to hire illegal aliens. This is one of the many reasons the media has no credibility today. None whatsoever!

    October 19, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  7. Just Saying

    in reply to beevee: These clowns DO have their mouths connected to their brains. The problem is that their mouths work all too well and their brains not so much. I doubt that all of the wannabes in the GOP presidential contender clown car could come up with a coherent thought between them. Even if they worked really hard at it. Just Saying....

    October 19, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  8. diridi

    Listen, none of them is worth even considering. Romney on Health Care is totally silly and not factual. o.k, Cain on 999 is going to raise your Taxes on middle class, and benefit Rich. o.k, Perry is an idiot out of question. Even, entertaining and allowing Rick Perry in next debate is a degrade to America. What a dunce bunch...Obama2012...Because of His Health Care reform, I could join my son on our insurance., because of it, many preexisting conditioned pts, are in good benefit, because of it, in 2014, you can buy from state-exchanges, if insurance charge more....for greed. true, true, and true...Obama2012....

    October 19, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  9. Al-NY,NY


    It is funny how the media is blaming Romney for the company's decision to hire illegal aliens. This is one of the many reasons the media has no credibility today. None whatsoever!

    sorry Dave but this is what happens to anyone who is found to be "hiring" illegals...guilt by association.

    October 19, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  10. Michael

    You know, I always love CNN ignoring Ron Paul and the rest of the candidates. If someone made a claim and it was true, post it. But it seems you guys only care about Cain, Romney, and Perry. If someone did fact check everyone, it would be clear is the most truthful: Ron Paul.

    Paul has made claims that are definitely controversial but they get no attention at all from the MSM. Why? It's all true.

    October 19, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    None stick to truth. They all bend the facts to allow them to attack each other. The only guy above that fray, is Gingrich, and he is looking better, every day.

    October 19, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  12. JZ Santa Barbara

    The debates started going down hill when Perry joined them. He started the attack culture culminating in late night's embarrassing event. Maybe the advisors think this type of tactic works but I don't. My opinion of the whole bunch dropped last night. Obama has to be smiling.

    October 19, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  13. AntiFringe

    The Truth Squad is overworked with this bunch.

    October 19, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  14. John

    All these Clown only say what they think make them look good at the Time. But every thing they say Is a LIES something Republican are real good at. You have Michele Bachmann Is a nuts case. Than you have Rick Perry and he worse than President Bush ever though about and all most everything he say Is a LIE. than you have Herman Cain that 9-9-9- Plan will end up making the Middle Class and the Poor pay more than the Rich again. Just face It all of these people are just Clowns to what the Republican and the Tea Party Is making Into a Circus.

    October 19, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  15. maf

    In the last two of these "truth squad" reports, Michelle Bachmann has not uttered one truthful statement! They are either misleading or incomplete!! When someone deliberately continues to mislead, it kind of seems pathological to me.

    When does Bachmann's run end?? Soon I hope.

    Very little about Ron Paul in any write up on the last two debates. Was he even there? Newt? Santorum?
    Obviously not very news worthy. Sad slate.

    October 19, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  16. Tony

    People should understand that CLASS does not work because participation is voluntary, so the individual mandate does not cover CLASS. An insurance program that includes only people who need the insurance will not work. Insurance will only work if the total amount of premiums paid by people who are in an insurance pool exceeds the total payout for the smaller number of people who end up needing payouts from the insurance. If everyone pays a premium of $1 in a pool of 100 people, then as long as the total payout and the overhead of the insurance company do not add up to $100, the insurance program will work. You can't have an insurance program in which everyone needs a payout. That is why CLASS won't work. Everyone in CLASS will need a payout.

    October 19, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |