There were no LGBT-related questions during Monday night’s Republican presidential debate (September 12), even though the driving interest behind the debate was the Republican Party’s far right-wing.
The debate took place on the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, with the same eight candidates as the most recent debate on MSNBC. About half the questions were posed by CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer; the other half came from members of the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.
There was considerable sparring on such issues as the survival of Social Security, how to deal will illegal immigrants, and whether the government can require vaccination for a sexually transmitted cancer.
There were a lot of boos. The audience at the Fairgrounds repeatedly booed U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas for saying the U.S. is threatened by terrorists because the U.S. occupies and bombs so many Muslim nations. Texas Governor Rick Perry was booed for defending his state’s offer of in-state tuition breaks for immigrants who are not yet citizens.
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