Five things we learned from Saturday's GOP debate
November 13th, 2011
07:58 AM ET
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Five things we learned from Saturday's GOP debate

Spartanburg, South Carolina (CNN) - The Republican candidates for president tackled national security issues on Saturday in a 90-minute debate in South Carolina. Moderators steered the eight candidates toward terrorism, Iran, China, the war in Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and foreign aid.

National security has largely taken a backseat to the economy and domestic issues. Here are five things we learned on Saturday:


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  1. Keith in Austin

    Here's the most important thing we've learned from Saturday's Debate on CBS: One of the GOP contenders on stage last night will definitely replace Barak Hussein Obama a year from now!

    November 13, 2011 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  2. julia

    GOP...taking us back-wards one candidate at a time. Everytime they open their lying, misinformed, hypocritical mouths I work even harder to make sure the kochs and norquist are not "elected", because that is who would be running the country and wiping out the middle class with a roll of Brawny.

    November 13, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  3. Annie, Atlanta

    And to complete the rant – just keep paying us and giving us those government benefits, including our friends, you know, those people who are corporations. Subsidize billion dollar corporations, and to hell with feeding those who are hungry. Keep giving to the rich, taken from the flesh of the poor. The hell with the middle class. Who needs them now that there are consumers in India and China. I am mortifed at what I'm seeing, and truly afraid for my country, for all of us.

    November 13, 2011 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @Keith in Austin, aka yellow rose, Lizzie etc.: What we learned last night is that other than the age requirement, not one of your GOP candidates is capable of being president.

    November 13, 2011 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. Donkey Party

    Ignorance, ignorance, and umm, umm... The EPA, wait, no, that's not it, umm, umm... I forgot, oops.

    November 13, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. Donkey Party

    Keith in Austin –

    And one thing we've learned from your comments, people in Texas in general, and from your governor, is that you folks have a collective IQ lower than the entire cast of Jersey Shore.

    November 13, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  7. vic , nashville ,tn

    “Romney still steady” I don’t understand why CNN still endorsing Romney blog after blog

    November 13, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  8. Donkey Party

    We learned that it's "Gush over the GOP-bagger weekend by posting the half-facts CNN's Truth Squad dug up", and also that CNN is closing comments after a few of the dumbest of their knuckle-dragging domestic terrorist supporting right-wing Ticker commentors spews their regular brand of stupidity, hate, or racism. Pander to the right-wing all you want CNN, the right-winger commentor here are too insanely stupid to see you as anything other than "liberal", which you clearly aren't.

    November 13, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |