9:25 PM: I think Michele Bachmann just said that Ronald Reagan wouldn’t allow any mix of tax increases with spending cuts because the actual Ronald Reagan made a 3:1 deal. In other words, because Ronald Reagan did do it, “Ronald Reagan” would not do it.
9:31 PM: Key moment. Romney defends Social Security against Perry’s attacks.
9:35 PM: Jon Huntsman defending science on stage at GOP event and the crowd goes silent like a candidate were forced to explain a NAMBLA membership.
9:42 PM: Another great growing conservative meme: lack of patriotism of poor and lower middle class that isn’t paying income tax.
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