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WHO WON? 2016 REPUBLICAN DEBATE -- DEBATE 3

Bottom line …

The debate standouts were Trump, Rubio, and Cruz; although there were no breakout performances. There were a few spirited exchanges, but many of them were directed at the moderators who were unusually biased. Nothing really has changed except the diminishment of Donald Trump’s stature, which I believe was somewhat diminished.

Donald Trump’s behavior towards Dr. Carson might indicate that Trump may be looking to Ben Carson as a Vice President running mate.

This was a spirited debate, made so by the obvious confrontational bias of the moderators.

Before the GOP debate even starts, the GOP is at a significant disadvantage: one, there are so many people on the stage that individuals have an extremely short timeframe to answer important questions about substantive issues – thus reducing a debate to sound-bites; and two, the GOP cedes procedural matters and questioning to progressive socialist democrat members of the media so that questions can be slanted and candidates nullified.

And, if you want proof that one-time presumptive front-runner Jeb Bush is a lightweight, consider he actually was on the debate stage talking about his success in a fantasy football league. Unreal.

We are so screwed.

-- steve 

DEBATE3-HEADER

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 –  8 p.m. EDT

CNBC Republican Debate

Aired On:      CNBC
Location:       University of Colorado in Boulder
Sponsors:       CNBC
Moderators:   Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, and John Harwood (with a panel of CNBC “experts” like On-Air Editor Rick Santelli, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson and Jim Cramer, host of "Mad Money with Jim Cramer." 

Rules:             Candidates with at least 3% polling average appear in primetime.

Notes:             The debate, titled “Your Money, Your Vote: The Presidential Debate on the Economy,” will focus on key economic issues, such as jobs, taxes, the deficit and the health of the U.S. economy.

The undercard (Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki , Lindsey Graham) will air at 6:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. PST.

Donald_Trump_March_2015Donald Trump






(Celebrity, non-politician, businessman)

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"I trust people too much, I'm too trusting. And when they let me down, if they let me down, I never forgive."


"I love the Mexican people, I respect the Mexican leaders, but the leaders are much sharper, smarter and more cunning than our leaders...a politician cannot get them to pay [for a wall]. I can."

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Ben Carson

 

(Physician)

 

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Marco Rubio

  (Senator)

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“Some of the Democrats who have the ultimate super PAC -- they're called the mainstream media. Last week, Hillary Clinton went before a committee she admitted she sent e-mails to her family saying hey, this attack in Benghazi was caused by Al Qaeda-like elements. She spent over a week telling the families of those victims and the American people that it was because of a video. The mainstream media is saying it was the greatest week in Hillary Clinton's campaign. It was the week she got exposed as a liar. On Benghazi. But she has her super PAC helping her out - the American mainstream media."



QUINTANILLA: So when the Sun-Sentinel says Rubio should resign, not rip us off, when they say Floridians sent you to Washington to do a job, when they say you act like you hate your job, do you?

RUBIO: Let me say, I read that editorial today with a great amusement. It’s actually evidence of the bias that exists in the American media today.

 

jeb Jeb Bush

  (Governor)

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"You find me a Democrat that's for cutting spending $10, I'll give them a warm kiss."




QUINTANILLA: Governor Bush, daily fantasy sports has become a phenomenon in this country, will award billions of dollars in prize money this year. But to play you have to assess your odds, put money at risk, wait for an outcome that’s out of your control. Isn’t that the definition of gambling, and should the Federal Government treat it as such?

BUSH: Well, first of all, I’m 7 and 0 in my fantasy league.

QUINTANILLA: I had a feeling you were going to brag about that.

BUSH: Gronkowski is still going strong. I have Ryan Tannehill, Marco, as my quarterback, he was 18 for 19 last week. So I’m doing great. But we’re not gambling.

And I think this has become something that needs to be looked at in terms of regulation. Effectively it is day trading without any regulation at all. And when you have insider information, which apparently has been the case, where people use that information and use big data to try to take advantage of it, there has to be some regulation.

If they can’t regulate themselves, then the NFL needs to look at just, you know, moving away from them a little bit. And there should be some regulation. I have no clue whether the federal government is the proper place, my instinct is to say, hell no, just about everything about the federal government.

(CROSSTALK)

CHRISTIE: Carl, are we really talking about getting government involved in fantasy football?

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Carly Fiorina

  (business)
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Ted Cruz

  (Senator)

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QUINTANILLA: Senator Cruz, Congressional Republicans, Democrats, and the White House are about to strike a compromise that would raise the debt limit, prevent a government shutdown, and calm financial markets that fear of another Washington-created crises on the way.

Does your opposition to it show that you’re not the kind of problem-solver American voters want?

CRUZ: You know, let me say something at the outset. The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media.


QUINTANILLA: Senator Cruz, Congressional Republicans, Democrats, and the White House are about to strike a compromise that would raise the debt limit, prevent a government shutdown, and calm financial markets that fear of another Washington-created crises on the way.

Does your opposition to it show that you’re not the kind of problem-solver American voters want?

CRUZ: You know, let me say something at the outset. The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media.

[APPLAUSE]

This is not a cage match. And if you look at the questions: Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kasich, will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?

How about talking about the substantive issues –

[APPLAUSE]

… and, Carl, I’m not finished yet. The contrast with the Democratic debate, where every fawning question from the media was, Which of you is more handsome and why? And let me be clear –

QUINTANILLA: You have 30 seconds left to answer, should you choose to do so.

CRUZ: Let me be clear. The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate. That debate reflected a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.

And nobody watching at home believes that any of the moderators have any intention of voting in a Republican primary. The questions that are being asked shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other. It should be what are your substantive –

[CROSSTALK]

QUINTANILLA: I want the record to reflect, I asked you about the debt limit and got no answer.

[CROSSTALK]

HARWOOD: We’re moving on.

CRUZ: Let me tell you –

[CROSSTALK]

CRUZ: Let me tell you — you don’t actually want to hear the answer, John? You don’t want to hear the answer?

HARWOOD: You used your time on something else.

CRUZ: You’re not interested in an answer.

[CROSSTALK]

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Mike Huckabee

 

(Governor)

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"If you saw that blimp that got cut loose from Maryland today, it's a perfect example of government. I mean, what we had was something the government made, basically a bag of gas, that cut loose, destroyed everything in it's path, left thousands of people powerless, but they couldn't get rid of it because we had too much money invested in it, so we had to keep it. That is our government today. We saw it in the blimp."

"I don't really have any weaknesses that I can think of, but my wife is down in the front and I’m sure if you would like to talk to her later she can give you more than you will ever be able to take care of."

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Chris Christie

 

Governor)

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"The government has lied to you and they have stolen from you. They told you that your social security is in a trust fund. All that's in that trust fund is a pile of IOUs for money they've spent on something else a long time ago."

100px-Governor_John_Kasich John Kasich



(Governor)

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"My great concern is that we are on the verge, perhaps of picking someone who cannot do this job."

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Rand Paul

  (Senator)

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About the "People Who Will Not Be President” undercard …

Who cares!! None of these candidates has a chance to even advance to the main stage. Lindsey Graham and George Pataki are statistical non-entities. Bobby Jindal and Rich Santorum are credible candidates, but cannot seem to get traction.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS

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