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On the GOP debate

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I just thought we'd open a line for your thoughts on last night's GOP debate. The AP does some fact-checking here.

I have to admit, I didn't watch it. In the interest of keeping my blood pressure at a reasonable level and seeing the Cowboys pre-season opener, I abstained. I will say this, however: serious candidates for the presidency don't say they would walk away from a budget deal that included a 10 to 1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases. From Washington Monthly:

As a policy matter, if a 10-to-1 cuts-to-revenue ratio is considered far too liberal for the Republican Party in the 21st century, we can say with certainty the GOP is obviously not serious about debt reduction. We can also say with certainty Republican leaders haven’t the foggiest idea how to shape a coherent approach to fiscal sanity. But last night wasn’t about coherence or sanity; it was about impressing unhinged activists whose connection to reality is tenuous at best.

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