Open thread: The third debate

posted at 8:34 pm on October 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

9 p.m. ET all across the dial except for Fox, which will carry Game 7 of the NLCS. Between that and “Monday Night Football,” it’s a lead-pipe cinch that this will be the lowest-rated of the three debates, especially since people typically don’t vote based on foreign policy anyway. This “Onion” preview of the debate captures the stakes reasonably well, notwithstanding John Kerry’s pre-debate spin that tonight is a “reckoning” for Romney because he’s been, ahem, inconsistent on the issues.

For what it’s worth, I completely agree with Jonah Goldberg:

Foreign policy, the ostensible subject of tonight’s debate, is not as conducive to sweeping statements of ideological principle as domestic policy is these days. Americans are weary of war, wary of the Arab Spring, and fed up with many of the hassles and perceived economic hardships that come with being the leader of the world. By no means do I think Romney should back off principled disagreements with Obama. But the voters Romney needs don’t much care about winning the argument over Libya or the the war on terror generally. They want to hear (or, rather, Romney needs them to hear) why they shouldn’t be worried about Romney being commander-in-chief. That kind of reassurance comes from seeming reasonable above all else. The price for that may be to say “I agree with President Obama” more than I would like and framing things in such a way that Obama is the one who’s forced to seem un-reassuring. To that end, on Libya, like so many other issues, Romney should calmly make his case and let Obama get angry in response.

A little Ron Paul tonight would go a long way. I don’t want to see Romney turn isolationist, but between the Benghazi attack, the rising Islamist tide in Egypt, the maelstrom in Syria, and the decade-long drift in Afghanistan, there are a lot of undecideds out there who might perk up tonight if he signaled that it’s time to pull back a bit from the Middle East. S.E. Cupp gave him the same advice on MSNBC today, encouraging him to critique Obama on drone strikes and the “kill list.” Does Mitt have that in him, though? Many of his foreign-policy advisors are Bush veterans and Romney’s big knock on O in international affairs has always been that you can’t lead from behind. He’s embraced a “peace through strength” message, which means we’re more likely to see marginal disagreements on the hawkish/interventionist end of the spectrum tonight than the starker disputes of the sort you see between them on the economy. For what it’s worth, though:

If he’s going to try to out-interventionist Obama, he’d better come prepared with arguments for why O’s chosen interventions weren’t such hot ideas. Topic A tonight is likely to be Benghazi, with Romney tempted to get down in the weeds about what Obama knew and when. That’ll be difficult: The White House spent the weekend leaking to reporters about the early confusion over what happened at the consulate, with both Obama himself and Susan Rice supposedly being briefed that the attack was spontaneous until 10 days afterward. O wanted that out there so that he could point to those news stories at the debate, of course. (Another pair of leaked stories on Saturday claimed that Al Qaeda had no ties to the attack and also that militants tied to Al Qaeda participated in it.) Team Romney was needling him before the debate this afternoon about the shifting narrative, but that’s not the deeper foreign-policy point here. The deep point is that O (a) undertook a dubious intervention in Libya without congressional approval, (b) failed to anticipate how it would empower Islamists in Africa, including/especially in Mali and Syria, as Qaddafi’s arsenal of weapons like shoulder-fired missiles was expropriated, and (c) then inexplicably left the U.S. ambassador without security, leading to his murder and a new counterterrorism crisis for the U.S. that may end up alienating our new “friends” in Libya once we strike back. More from Danger Room:

But several aspects of his foreign policy have either skirted on the edge of disaster or risk tipping over into them, whether it’s the surge and ensuing the drawdown from Afghanistan; or his inconsistent approach to the Arab Spring, where he’ll intervene in Libya but not Syria. Indeed, Libya looked like the successful ouster of a dictator with no U.S. casualties, but it turned out the U.S. neglected the warning signs of Islamist resurgence in eastern Libya until it murdered four Americans.

Benghazi resonated because it pierced that veneer of competence. It’s reasonable to wonder if there are about to be several Benghazis on Obama’s watch, whether in the form of raided Mideast embassies or Taliban advances or an Iranian nuke. Obama’s most urgent task in this debate is to explain why there won’t be.

That’s Romney’s task tonight. Pierce the veil of competence with which the Foreign Policy President surrounds himself — here’s a good place to start — and leave an impression of competence yourself, especially by having a smart answer ready when Schieffer inevitably asks how your foreign policy differs from Bush’s. (That would make a fine question for President Drone Strike too, needless to say.) Below you’ll find the handy dandy Hot Air/Townhall Twitter widget for live-tweeting. I’ll leave you with this from Walter Russell Mead:

Above all, Governor Romney wants voters coming away from this debate with the impression that he would be a “safe pair of hands.” He’s tough enough to do what’s necessary, but laid-back enough not to do too much. If he’s attacking the President’s policies, it isn’t because he wants to bring Donald Rumsfeld and Richard Cheney back inot the Situation Room. As far as possible, Governor Romney wants to impress voters tonight that a vote for him is a vote for safety, peace and a quiet life. The world is scary enough these days; Americans aren’t looking for a scary President.



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Dack Thrombosis on October 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I will have a fantastic time tonight watching the debate. But will you respect me in the morning?

PolarCoug on October 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

So Schiefer , you ready to debate Romney ?

burrata on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I hadn’t even thought about the football game tonight. Viewership should be interesting.

Cindy Munford on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

It’s pretty much established what the Obama drinking rules are. So I’m wondering: What would be the drinking rules with respect to the moderator, Bob Schieffer?

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Israel. Israel. Israel.

That’s the winner tonight IMO. Mitt’s unwavering support of Israel.

gophergirl on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

*CLINK*

i really need it tonight…cripe…1 beer drinking and 1 on deck

cmsinaz on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Go Bears! And Romney!

Jackalope on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I am praying for a decisive Romney showing. I wish we could put these clowns away for good.

hawkdriver on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

By the way, I’m watching the NLCS Game 7, so I’ll be on pins and needles the entire evening.

Where can I watch the debate online?

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

***************** PREDICTION ***********************

71 Million Viewers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

obama sux

jaime on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Mike McCurry is giving the oversight of the debate on Cspan. “Format changes they made has been an extraordinary success.”

CoffeeLover on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Carol Platt Liebau @CPLiebau

I’m not optimistic about Bob Schieffer’s fairness tonight at debate. Then again, I had faith in Candy Crowley, and look what happened.

I have to agree. I had a discussion with PolAgnostic about this Saturday night. PA made some points on Schieffer’s behalf and why he would be fair. I ceded the point for the moment, but as far as Schieffer being “balanced,” I remain dubious.

predator on October 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

It’s Game 7 of the nlcs for me tonight. Have fun, folks…hope Romney does well.

changer1701 on October 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

No raid tonight so I’ll be keeping my eyes glued on C-Span.com

nobar on October 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I’m so glad these debates are finally going to be over. My prediction: the moderator will be biased, the media will declare Obama the winner, and Romney will make an innocuous comment that will be twisted into the latest and greatest “gaffe.” The suspense is killing me.

Aodhan on October 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Slightly OT/

HEY! Obama….you suck!

Mimzey on October 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

***************** LIVE STREAMING *******************

http://www.c-span.org/Debates/

canopfor on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Over/under on how many minutes into the debate before a troll insists Romney just blew the election?

Chuck Schick on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

So what’s everybody’s drink of choice tonight? A little Jack for myself…but it is a school night. Stay steady, Mitt. You GOT this!

Jackalope on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Who wants to bet he will say something about Detroit in the series, since he is from there!!

txmomof6 on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Slightly OT/

HEY! Obama….you suck!

Mimzey on October 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

We’ll allow it.

Chuck Schick on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I hadn’t even thought about the football game tonight. Viewership should be interesting.
Cindy Munford on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!!

whatcat on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

It’s back to school night, I’ll be missing the whole thing, unfortunately.

Hmmmmpf.

Bob's Kid on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Show me something good Mitt!
And Go Cards!

eyesky on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Did Anyone see Charlie Crist sitting in the crowd??

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I will be disappointed if we don’t hear at least five minutes from each candidate about Fast And Furious.

jaime on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the TV ratings for this one aren’t going to be nearly as good as for the others.

Most people have made up their mind. We just need to get to November 6th.

Corporal Tunnel on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

It’s pretty much established what the Obama drinking rules are. So I’m wondering: What would be the drinking rules with respect to the moderator, Bob Schieffer?

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

1. Every time he trims Romney’s time.
2. Every time he “moves things along” to blunt a Romney thrust.
3. Every time he interupts Romney.

(Better have plenty on hand!)

massrighty on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

jaime on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Great minds and all.

Mimzey on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

First

Dack Thrombosis on October 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

On the hit list, yeah, other than that, no.

Bishop on October 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

This is just flat out sad

Now don’t click the link because if you do, then it will cost the DNC and Obama about 10 cents. And you don’t want to click it because it is the most pathetic display of desperation I have ever seen in my life.

Key West Reader on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I hadn’t even thought about the football game tonight. Viewership should be interesting.

Cindy Munford on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Ralphie: Football, what’s a football?

hawkdriver on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Obama will try to paint Romney as a war monger.

If Romney dispels that ridiculous charge he wins.

farsighted on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Slightly OT/

HEY! Obama….you suck!

This.

Jackalope on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Good Lord:

Wesley Clark saying that the problem with Romney is that he doesn’t have foreign policy experince.

Excuse me General: your candidate didn’t have any experience at all 4 years ago!!! He barely had any experience in the Senate!!! Heck, for as much as she was painted as unquialified for the role, Palin had more experince to be president than Obama had!!! Wasn’t exactly the huge lack of any foreign policy credibility the reason that Biden became the VP?

ptcamn on October 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

ptcamn on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

obama is going to bury Romney tonight.

The first debate was a fluke. He was tired and has the weight of the world on his shoulders.

Get ready to see your Romney dude head south in the polls tomorrow.

Lanceman on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Romney. Dodge iran

Mention afganis killing american soldiers and we need to get out of here

Do not let obama paint you as a war monger to the public

Worst event affecting foriegn policy. 16 trillion in debt

audiotom on October 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I wish we could sneak Rand Paul into Mitt Romney’s body for tonight’s debate. Mitt’s fake “strong military” stance is cringe worthy at times.

ModerateMan on October 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

For the Love of gawd…..the Libyain battle went on for 4 and a half
hours,with a drone watching,

say F’n $#%^&*()*&^%^&*()*&^%$^&*()_(*&%$^&*()*%$^&*()_(*&^%

$#%^&()_(&*%$#%^&*()_(%^$^&*()…about it!!!

canopfor on October 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Has CBS released their insta-poll yet?

midgeorgian on October 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Howdy, peeps!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

By the way, I’m watching the NLCS Game 7, so I’ll be on pins and needles the entire evening.

Where can I watch the debate online?

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

So, it’s not being postponed because of rain/field conditions?

TXUS on October 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

It’s pretty much established what the Obama drinking rules are. So I’m wondering: What would be the drinking rules with respect to the moderator, Bob Schieffer?

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

One stiff drink for every gout attack that Bob suffers whenever Romney mentions Benghazi, Libya, Fast and Furious, or Russia.

Bishop on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Mitt need to use the term ‘according to CBS News’ to neuter Bob Schieffer. And when Barak says Osama is dead Mitt needs to say were not playing chess here where you win by killing or capturing the king. We are in the real world where leaders are replaced and the battle continues.

meci on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

CBS says Obama won the debate. Looking “forward” to seeing how wrong they were..

Republican Yogi on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

My recommendations for the debate. Mute the sound anytime the boy king opens his pie hole. I have heard everything this guy will ever say. Nothing new will ever come out of that 1960s radical re-tread.

VengeanceIsMine on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

So what’s everybody’s drink of choice tonight? A little Jack for myself…but it is a school night.

Jackalope on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

American Honey

Silky smooth, no hangover.

eyesky on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

What would be the drinking rules with respect to the moderator, Bob Schieffer?

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Everytime he cuts off Romney after asking him a direct question , drink .
Everytime he cuts off Romney when Romney tries to defend himself, drink.

burrata on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

***************** LIVE STREAMING *******************

http://www.c-span.org/Debates/

canopfor on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Also here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk6_bFYNs3U

whatcat on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Foreign policy has become a character issue,” Sununu says. “People are realizing that whenever you hear about foreign policy, you’re getting dishonesty out of the White House.”

This is now in the headlines.

It’s not only a matter of dishonesty, it’s a matter of letting Americans be at risk and lose their lives for the sake of Obama’s political narrative.

INC on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

obama is going to bury Romney tonight.

The first debate was a fluke. He was tired and has the weight of the world on his shoulders.

Get ready to see your Romney dude head south in the polls tomorrow.

Lanceman on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

You’re no Bishop.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Knock it outta the park Mitt!

workingclass artist on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

drinking newcastle

cmsinaz on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

If Mitt says “flexibility after the election” he wins.

bernverdnardo1 on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Barry Obama, Mitt Romney and Sam Adams. The game is afoot

Hening on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Ready for Romney to rumble. We voted early today. The workers said it was busy beginning at 8 am. One difference from 08 that I noticed right away was the lack of university students at the polls. There were many of them voting that day in 2008.

jazzuscounty on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Schieffer is a Dem, but he’s more a more principled “journolist” than Cowley. That’s my bet, anyway. He will load the debate, but he won’t throw it like Cowly did.

petefrt on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Lets see:

Tea…..check
Yogurt…..check
pomegrant,and paper towels…..check,

otay,all set!!

canopfor on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Awwww Charlie Crist sitting right next to Michelle Obama and they are whispering in eachother’s ears.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Has CBS released their insta-poll yet?

midgeorgian on October 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

We have a pre-debate thread winner.

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Up against NFL and Baseball playoffs…heh. Oh well, the remotes will get abused tonight. I just want more and more Mittmentum. Let’s keep faith and get er done! I already predict a close call tonight, but if Obama gets caught in one of the lies he’s told, it’s all over.

CitizenEgg on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Drinkie time!

Tim_CA on October 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

So what’s everybody’s drink of choice tonight? A little Jack for myself…but it is a school night.

Jackalope on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

My usual: Coffee w/ Bailey’s and Hershey’s syrup.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I am praying for a decisive Romney showing. I wish we could put these clowns away for good.

hawkdriver on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Me, too.

PatriotGal2257 on October 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Just wanted to get on the first page of a 5000+ post toight!!! Go Mitt!!! Tear up jugears tonight!

HomeoftheBrave on October 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

ptcamn on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I thought Clark was gonna lose it there for a while. He needs a chill pill.

predator on October 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Awwww Charlie Crist sitting right next to Michelle Obama and they are whispering in eachother’s ears.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

How TH could any real Republican ever thought this guy could have been our president. My God!

hawkdriver on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Given the influenza plague at the school I was working at today, drinking a nice rum toddy made with Pusser’s

Sekhmet on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

You’re no Bishop.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Laugh all you want.

When obama’s comfortably ahead in the polls by 3%+ with reasonable weighting, you’re gonna be crying your eyes out.

Lanceman on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Hammer him for bowing to foreign leaders! Do it Mitt. DO IT!!!

bitsy on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

And keep up the pressure on Fast & Furious as well as Bengazi Mitt…

workingclass artist on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

So Schiefer , you ready to debate Romney ?

burrata on October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

But of course. Got all his “fact sheets” in front of him and available as soon as Hussein asks him to provide one. Same as last time.

riddick on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

toight = night! ;(

HomeoftheBrave on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

***************** LIVE STREAMING *******************

http://www.c-span.org/Debates/

canopfor on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Also here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk6_bFYNs3U

whatcat on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Thanks.

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Government illegally sending guns to the drug cartels in Mexico. Hundreds dead as a result. Little curiosity from the news media.

That would be a good question for Schieffer: “How many questions about Fast And Furious have you asked administration officials on your program in the last year?”

Followup Question to Schieffer: “Hundreds of dead Mexicans caused by illegal acts by the U.S. government aren’t very important, then?”

jaime on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I voted Romney/Ryan today on the first day of early voting in Texas. Good luck Mitt!

We need you to bring your A game tonight and hit it out of the park!!

Good Luck and God Bless.

skatz51 on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

obama is going to bury Romney tonight.

The first debate was a fluke. He was tired and has the weight of the world on his shoulders.

Get ready to see your Romney dude head south in the polls tomorrow.

Lanceman on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

You’re no Bishop.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I don’t get any of this, who is bishop? And I didn’t know lance man was a troll

Conservative4ev on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Key West Reader on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Oh, joy! ;-)
At least I’m prepared for what our FB page will look like in the morning.

pambi on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Stay the course, be Presidential. You have a 5 run lead with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, close it out so we can order the fireworks….

hillsoftx on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Awwww Charlie Crist sitting right next to Michelle Obama and they are whispering in eachother’s ears.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

How TH could any real Republican ever thought this guy could have been our president. My God!

hawkdriver on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Don’t remind me. I voted for this asshole 3 times. I feel very dirty.

Lanceman on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

hawkdriver on October 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

When you get time (a lot of time) could you look at this thread and give some insight? http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/22/cbs-news-why-didnt-we-send-the-military-to-rescue-benghazi-personnel/

Cindy Munford on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Schieffer is a Dem, but he’s more a more principled “journolist” than Cowley. That’s my bet, anyway. He will load the debate, but he won’t throw it like Cowly did.
petefrt on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Did you read Michelle’s write up on him?
http://michellemalkin.com/2012/10/22/the-bias-of-bob-schieffer-top-7-moments

whatcat on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Praying for our Nation.

Go, Mitt.

Key West Reader on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

So what’s everybody’s drink of choice tonight? A little Jack for myself…but it is a school night.

Jackalope on October 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Crown, rocks, and a splash of water, and a dagger awaiting the TV and Schieffer.

TXUS on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Awwww Charlie Crist sitting right next to Michelle Obama and they are whispering in eachother’s ears.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

How TH could any real Republican ever thought this guy could have been our president. My God!

hawkdriver on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Don’t remind me. I voted for this a$$hole 3 times. I feel very dirty.

Lanceman on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

BREAKING NEWS
MSNBC announces Obama wins the debate

/

22044 on October 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

If Schiefer tries to “crowley” Mitt, it all but seals the deal for Mitt and kills obumbler. This should be a Marianas Turkey Shoot for Mitt.

HomeoftheBrave on October 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

…beer…check!
…chips….check!
…Lions Jersey…check!
…middle finger for O…check!
…remote…check!
…nerf balls to throw at the screen…check!
,,,,readY!

KOOLAID2 on October 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Jeez. The Lions already gave the Bears 7.

=(

Oh and JUGULAR, MITT!

Ugly on October 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

soledad is with the focus group tonight….

puhleeze

cmsinaz on October 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

In for the fun.

The BEST part is co-streaming with the HOTAIR CROWD !

WooT!

orbitalair on October 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

So, it’s not being postponed because of rain/field conditions?

TXUS on October 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

No, the rain cleared, and they expect to get the whole game in.

Right now it’s 1-0 Giants, middle of the 2nd. With runners at 2nd and 3rd the Giants shortstop made a leaping catch of a line drive by the Cardinals pitcher.

aunursa on October 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Benghazi as a clusterfark, the State Dept. as a failure, Fast and Furious as a failure in Mexican deaths,Al Queda alive and well, Libya war with congressional approval,Iran with four years closer to Nukes under Obama’s watch, and Israel a hundred times over. And no new wars unless we are attacked.How about asking our allies to pony up for soime of our military costs since we are protecting them. That would go over really well. Americans are tired of going in debt over our heads to pay for protecting the socialist European countries while they spend their money on welfare and we are taxed to pay for our military. Let Japan pony up some cash.

Boom!!!!!!!!!! It;s over all but the stuttering.

they lie on October 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

amen kwr

cmsinaz on October 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Schiefer has a chance to give an ounce of credibility to Pres. debates and I do believe he will take it….

hillsoftx on October 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I don’t get any of this, who is bishop? And I didn’t know lance man was a troll

Conservative4ev on October 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Bishop? Never heard of him.

And neither has 7%.

And that lousy, filthy Lanceman is one of the biggest trolls here.

Lanceman on October 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

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