Posts Tagged ‘Debate’

Sanford Schools Colbert In Congressional Debate

The South Carolina 1st District Congressional debate between Former Governor Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch demonstrated a stark difference between the two candidates. While Governor Sanford demonstrated a knowledge and command of the issues, Colbert Busch appeared uninformed and defensive. Sanford highlighted his excellent track record of fiscal conservatism. On the other hand, it was quite clear Colbert Busch was attempting to hide her liberal positions from the voters of the conservative leaning 1st district.

Sanford hammered Busch over the flood of money she received from left-wing special interests, including massive financial backing from Nancy Pelosi’s PAC, labor unions and other liberal organizations. Colbert Busch cannot compete with the conservative record of Mark Sanford, so she resorted to typical leftist strategy of personal attacks, in her efforts to discredit the former Governor.

Candidate’s Positions On The Issues

Mark Sanford

  • Smaller Government
  • Lower Taxes
  • Less Regulation
  • Supports School Vouchers
  • Opposes Medicaid/Medicare Expansion in SC
  • Opposes Illegal Alien Amnesty
  • Opposes Gun Control
  • Opposed Government Stimulus
  • Anti-Abortion

Elizabeth Colbert Busch

  • Larger Government
  • Higher Taxes
  • More Government Regulation
  • Supports Medicaid/Medicare Expansion in SC
  • Opposes School Vouchers
  • Supports Current Amnesty Bill
  • Supports More Gun Control
  • Supports Government Stimulus
  • Pro-Abortion

Watching the debate, the only conclusion one could reach is that Colbert Bush is a run of the mill liberal, backed by liberal special interests, who is attempting to hide who she really is and how she will vote, if elected to Congress.

For this reason, Upstate Voice is officially endorsing Mark Sanford. There is no question that our former governor is the real conservative choice in this race.

Romney Scores TKO Over Obama In Presidential Debate

Romney came out swinging during the first presidential debate in Colorado, keeping Obama on the defensive for the entire event. President Obama appeared uncomfortable and unprepared, as he was unable to defend his domestic policies.

Romney hammered the President on his handling of the economy, a high unemployment rate and his ineffective energy policy, pointing to a doubling of the cost of a gallon of gas under Obama’s watch. He didn’t stop there. He went on to pummel Obama for increasing the size of the federal government and adding nearly 6 trillion dollars to the national debt.

President Obama attempted to to fight back, pointing to Romney’s lack of specifics in his economic plan and questioning Romney’s math. In the end, the President was not able to land any serious blows, as Romney parried effectively.

When Obama complained about the $2.1 billion dollar tax deductions given to the oil companies, Romney countered by suggesting that the $90 billion Obama spent on failed green energy projects, such as the now bankrupt Solyndra, could have been better spent elsewhere. Romney landed a final jab by claiming some of the billions spent on green energy projects were given to Obama supporters and campaign donors (ouch!).

Not only was Romney able to highlight Obama’s ineffective policies, he was finally able speak directly to the American people without the filter of a biased media. Romney’s performance in this debate could go a long way in dispelling the Obama campaign’s narrative of Romney as a cold, uncaring rich guy who doesn’t care about the middle class.

If this debate were a prize fight, Romney wins by TKO in a unanimous decision.

GOP Cowards Who Refuse To Answer Questions From Donald Trump

Who needs a presidential candidate too cowardly to answer questions from Donald Trump, who will be moderating the NewsMax debate in Iowa on December 27th?

The list of cowards now include progressive hacks Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, along with the incompetent Rick Perry. More surprising is the fact that both Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann have now backed out.

Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, said it best in a recent article on

The point of a Republican primary election is to choose a candidate to represent the modern Republican party in the campaign for the presidency.

Why then have Republicans allowed some nice folks from MSNBC or Bloomberg or CNN to frame the conversation between Republican candidates and Republican voters? They ask questions that liberal elites find endlessly fascinating, not questions important to Reagan Republicans.

That is why I am encouraged that Newsmax, the great conservative magazine and website run by leading conservative Christopher Ruddy, will be hosting a debate in Iowa on December 27. According to Nielson data, over 7 million Americans visit each month. Four million subscribe to the Newsmax E-mail list and over a million people read the Newsmax print magazine. Therefore the debate questions will be of interest to Republicans, not liberals.

Any GOP primary candidate who is too cowardly to take questions from a NewsMax panel, moderated by Donald Trump, certainly doesn’t deserve to be the GOP presidential candidate. How will they possibly deal with Obama, or other world leaders, and more importantly, America’s enemies?