Political Theater

The GOP national security debate in six minutes

November 24, 2011

The eight leading GOP presidential candidates met at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night for a two-hour debate on national security and foreign policy. Here are some of the most significant exchanges of the night:

Gingrich’s new ad says he was right about the ‘dumb’ super committee

November 21, 2011

In his latest campaign ad, Newt Gingrich suggests he knew from the start that the deficit “super committee” would be a failure. The ad, which weaves together clips from a Republican primary debate last August, features Gingrich describing the super committee as “dumb,” “irrational,” and “phony” and sarcastically referring to the committee members as “brilliant.”

Gingrich to OWS: “Go get a job — right after you take a bath”

November 21, 2011

At the GOP Thanksgiving Family Forum debate on “family issues” on Saturday, Newt Gingrich accused Occupy Wall Street protesters of acting entitled. “All the Occupy movements start with a premise that we all owe them everything,” he argued:

Michele Bachmann pours water for her male opponents at GOP debate

November 21, 2011

Saturday’s Republican debate on “family issues” kicked off with Michele Bachmann pouring water for all the men sitting around the table.