Global Challenges Ahead

November 23, 2011

Tonight the Republican Candidates for President of the United States of America took to the stage for the eleventh time since the start of the campaign season.  “Live from Constitution Hall” in Washington D.C., Wolfe Blitzer began the telecast as moderator for this debate to discuss Foreign Policy sponsored by CNN, The Heritage Foundation and The American Enterprise Institute.

The questions came from all sponsors and individuals across the nation using social media outlets.  Each candidate had the opportunity to discuss each question as they deemed fit. No quick 15 second or 30 second responses but well thought out detailed information people could digest.

The questions dealt with the economy, foreign policy towards Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan,Pakistan and Israel.  Each candidate answered fully and with great detail outlining their plan if they were the President of the United States.  All candidates refrained from knock  out punches to fellow candidates and directed the punches toward the President himself.

They all agreed Obama lacks the leadership skills needed and has demonstrated his inability to continue as our Commander and Chief.  The Super Committee failed because the President left it up to Congress to come  up with the cuts. Rick Perry stated as President he would have been working day and night with Congress to pass the cuts so they wouldn’t need the Super Committee which turned out to be a “Super failure.”

Newt again commanded grand applause as he discussed the real issues that were not being addressed and that is our Foreign Policy should be about protecting the sovereignty of our land and not some political action that can’t be won.  We need to have a policy that the countries will understand. They need to know we mean business when we address the terrorists problems infiltrating borders all across the world.

Ron Paul still continues to emphasize the liberties we have should not be eroded because we think someone may be a terrorist.  He believes the “Patriot Act” is one such law that needs to be removed because it tramples on our rights as Americans.  Congressmen Paul remains the Candidate that is a true believer in our Constitution and will remain the voice of freedom for all Americans.

Illegal immigration was a hot topic once again.  The former speaker of the House believes those who go to church, have an education and have been here for many years can not be thrown out of this nation which is a form of amnesty.  He was asked about his backing of amnesty reform bill under Reagan  to which he responded that the law was passed with the precondition that the borders would be secure and the country would have the ability to remove those illegal immigrants from that point on.

All candidates received air time to discuss their views. Rick, Mitt, and Newt seemed to gain the most time as Ron, Herman, Rick, Jon and Michele had to interrupt every so often to have their voices heard more than every 15 minutes.  Wolfe attempted to have all candidates respond to the questions but candidates demanded more time to respond to allegations presented against them by fellow candidates.

All candidates performed well with no major gaffs or stumbles.  Jon Huntsman did well with his foreign policy knowledge. Romney again did well showing he had a grasp on foreign policy.   There was no clear winner in this debate as all candidates  as they all did well because they all had the opportunity to talk about issues in depth.    If the polls change tomorrow there will be just a few points one way or another with no significant rise for any of the candidates.

Click here to view the debate in its entirety once available on-line.


Presidential Debate Live from Las Vegas

October 19, 2011

  Tonight we were witness to another Republican Presidential debate live from the Venetian in Las Vegas Nevada. The candidates took center stage as Anderson Cooper moderated the proceedings. On stage we saw Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain,Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rich Santorum, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Missing from the debate was Jon Huntsman and Gary Johnson, both were given the opportunity to appear with the rest of the field but opted not to show.

The debate was fisty and furious as candidates sparred about illegal immigration, defense spending, the budget, the border fence and jobs or lack there of.  Mr. Perry and Mr. Romney, Mr. Santorum vs Mr. Paul and Mr. Romney, Mr. Perry, Mr. Paul, Ms. Bachmann and Mr. Santorum against Mr. Cain. During this debate there appeared to be more personal attacks on the candidate on their records which did not sit well with the audience.

When asked about the nuclear waste issue Ron Paul got an arousing ovation when he stated why should 49 states tell one state who will take nuclear waste. “It is not right” he went on. Get politicians out of this and allow states to decide. the government shouldn’t be in the business of subsidizing industries and it is time they get out. The states need to compete for business and markets not the Federal Government. Many of the other candidates had to agree with him as that appeared to be the correct answer.

Anderson asked Perry if the 9-9-9 would cost taxpayers more and he went after Herman pretty strongly. Mr. Cains 9-9-9 program is not a value added tax though Rick Perry believes it is and attacked Herman as Rick stated ” I’ll bump plans with you Brother”  New Hampshire and Nevada are hurting and with a new tax of 9% increases on homes, on Social Security and more, Perry stated “I don’t think so Herman, it’s not gonna fly!”

Mr. Cain responded by explaining how the plan will not increase taxes and he used the example of a loaf of bread having 5 separate taxes on it now and the 9% will take out those 5 taxes and will be replaced by the new 9% tax. As he responded Anderson told him his time was up and stated he would have another 30 seconds to which Herman asked “Tonight” which got a laugh from Bachmann and the audience.

Ron Paul stated it was a regressive tax and would increase taxes on everyone. Mr. Paul focused on the audience members original question asking what would you replace the income tax with and his response was ” I say Nothing”. He continued informing the audience members spending is a tax and he has a program that would cut one trillion dollars out of the budget the first year he is in office.

Herman Cain got his additional 30 seconds at this point only minutes later with this statement ” Once again unfortunately none of my distinguished colleagues who have attacked me up here tonight understand the plan.” His plan replaces the hidden taxes on products with the 9% tax he has proposed. The tax will be a federal level tax not the state tax, apples and oranges.

Later on in the debate Anderson asked Cain who should be the nominee Rick Perry or Mitt Romney to which he replied “I should be the Nominee.” He explained why in several short statements.

Newt Gingrich once again demonstrated his depth of knowledge dealing with the issues that concerned the audience. His responses we clear, concise and on point without swaying from the topic until after the statements were completed. “Maximizing bicker is probably not the road to the White House.” He would challenge President Obama to 3 hour debates with only a time clock to debate the issues.

Michele Bachmann chimed in occasionally as the gentlemen commanded the most time throughout the debate. She mentioned the President is the one who has a problem with immigration as his Aunt and Uncle are here illegally and he ignores it. She wants to build a double walled fence with security all across the border. 113 billion dollars to pay for all illegal immigrants and we need to stop that. Build the fence, enforce English as the official language and work for the people to stop spending money that we don’t have.

Anchor babies are a problem as Michele told how illegals come into this country just to have their children because of the 14th amendment. We have to address this issue and solve the problem of illegals using the amendment to have access to those magnets available to them.

Mitt stated ” Everyone loves legal immigrants”. According to Mitt there are 4.5 million foreigners who want to come into this country legally but cannot because of our immigration problem.  Mr. Romney’s messages was to turn off the magnets that entice them into this country illegally. With the free housing, the employers who are willing to hire illegals to which Rick Perry jumped at the chance to attack once more.   He accused Romney of hiring illegals for two years while knowing they were illegal. The audience on several occasions booed Perry as he continued to press the issues signifying they have had enough of the bickering and wanted to hear solutions especially when he stated “You failed as Governor.”  Perry didn’t help his campaign tonight with his combatant attitude.

Herman Cain received a huge round of applause when he restated his stance with his statement concerning the protesters on Wall Street a few weeks ago.  Anderson ask if he stood by his remarks “If you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself.” Herman explained the problem wasn’t Wall Street it was the government who gave them the money when they shouldn’t have. Ron Paul agreed stating those involve with the crash never went to jail after all the committee hearings to seek answers to why the problems happened.

If you watch the debate you will find the audience was there with hopes the candidates would offer solutions to the problems persistent in this country. The received some of what they wanted however the constant bickering had many individuals rolling their eyes in disbelief on what they were hearing. If the candidates want to be the Republican nominee they are going to have to present solutions and not personal attacks on those on stage with them.


GOP Battle in Ames, Iowa

August 12, 2011

Tonight the Republican candidates battle on stage as they attempt to persuade citizens to support their campaign for President of the United States as they offer their vision of what America should be to them.

All night long both Bachmann and Pawlenty sparred with each other battling fiercely, debating their records both as Representative and Governor.  Every question directed to either or the two ended with harsh word directed at the opponent.  Michele stood strong stating her convictions drive her when dealing with Health Care, or Cap and Trade.

Newt Gingrich showed ire when discussing the super committee and just how stupid that committee is.  He has knowledge of how these committees work and suggested if anyone thinks “535 individuals are going to sit around and wait for 12 brilliant minds” to come up with brilliant solutions, it is not going to happen.  People are put on these committees for political reasons so they will not be seeking real solutions.  Raise taxes or cut defense, those will be the choices.

Obama Care was a hot topic and every member on stage wants this plan to disappear.  The plan is unconstitutional, too costly and will create a backlog of patients with each year that goes by.  Medical care should be handled between a doctor and a patient not a panel of government workers suggesting what medical issues will be addressed with treatments or not.

Immigration law brought out many ideas from all the candidates concerning what the future President of the United States must do to get the problem under control.  All the candidates acknowledged the borders must be secured before we can address the problem of those already in this country.    We need to stop the steady flow of illegals crossing the borders and then work on finding the solution to removing those who are here illegally.

After an hour the military was brought up concerning the recent deaths in Afghanistan by Brett Baier.  We lost 41 Patriots this past week and honor their serve to this great nation.  Without these Patriots defending our nation and preserving our freedom this nation would not have lasted so long.  With the wars going on in so many areas the candidates stated the countries must take ownership of these wars and put their countries on the path of democracy or we need to leave. Congressmen Paul “We should bring our troops home!”

Many great suggestions or solutions were offered to bring this nation back to the greatness it is deserving of.  When the debate is available we will post it on Patriot Express Radio website at http://www.patriotexpressradio.com for your listening pleasure.

 


Heck vs Titus Debate

October 15, 2010

Let’s talk about the 3rd Congressional District seat up for grabs right now here in Nevada.  Titus is the incumbent and Heck is the challenger that would like to be sitting on the Hill come January.

Joe Heck is a doctor and military man who came to Nevada in 1990 with his wife and kids.  His stance is that we need to stop government intervention and work to address the issues now and not when they are at a crisis level as Congress now does.

Dina Titus was and educator for almost all her life.  She has been a political figure here in Nevada and now in Washington.  Her stance is that we must raise taxes or cut benefits to become solvent.  She is against illegal immigration and wants to secure the border before we can deal with those who crossed the border and now live in America illegally.

Titus responded to just about every statement that Heck made with some type of sting statement about flipping his position again and again and again.  Both Titus and Heck had a strong presence when speaking about the issues and I didn’t see a real clear winner here.

There was no knock out punch from either side. Both held their ground and pushed each other on their policies and votes over the years. Dina beat Joe up on the job issues and his statements about not being for any spending bills that would create jobs or incentivize business to invest in wind and solar energy.  Joe hit Dina with the voting record of Dina and the votes on Health Care, the Stimulus and an assortment of others.

Dina responded to questions about the cap and trade bill with no new taxes will be involved when that passes. We won’t be dependent on foreign oil.  Joe came back with the increases each individual will end up paying which will be close to $1,700.00 per family.  Dina disputed that stating no increase will happen.

The bickering back and forth wore me out. Both candidates had interesting statements of fact and fiction, you decide.  Joe Heck asked a question toward the end of the debate about how Dina would handle a student who lied or cheated on an exam refering to her ads that an organization deemed to be untrue.  Dina went off on Heck and stated what are you going to tell you constituents about you switching positions on every issue. She went off with three or four more what are you statements that were blistering.

If you are a Democrat Dina won hands down.  If you’re a Republican than Joe won with a landslide. Again you be the judge.

Listen to the debate on-line and then when you head out to the polls you can have your voice heard through your vote. Don’t let anyone every tell you that your vote doesn’t count because it does. Read my lips, “Your vote counts!” Make it happen by getting out to the polls and vote your conscience. We can make a difference with one vote, one voice.