Top 9 Moments from Saturday’s ABC News Republican Debate (VIDEO)

Top 9 Moments from Saturday’s ABC News Republican Debate (VIDEO)ABC News
  1. “We can start with his idea to have a lunar colony that would mine minerals from the moon. I’m not in favor of spending that kind of money.” Mitt Romney on the differences between himself and Newt Gingrich
  2. “I was in the Private Sector.” - Newt Gingrich, On his relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  3. “I’m 55 years old and I spent 50 years in the business world.” – Michele Bachmann explaining her incredibly vast business experience
  4. “Newt Romney” – Michele Bachmann’s super catchy new catchphrase for the combination of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Wait, that’s not it.
  5. Truthiphrasing: “My individual mandate sucks and I would tell Obama it sucks but it was a state thing so it’s totally okay and the people of Massachusetts love it 3 to 1 and the health care plan for Massachusetts is awesome, but they could repeal it if they want to. Democracy rocks!” – Mitt Romney defending his previous support for an individual mandate
  6. Truthiphrasing: “The mandate I supported was part of an unconstitutional conservative effort meant to stop Hillarycare (so it’s totally different).” – Gingrich defending his previous support for an individual mandate
  7. Mitt’s $10,000 bet offer to Perry – Romney still trying to defending his previous support for an individual mandate. Seriously, betting $10,000 on national TV when many folks could use that $10,000 to save their houses from foreclosure? I’ll take that bet, Mitt!!!
  8. “How would he know the difference?” Newt Gingrich responding to the claim by Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erakat statement: “Mark my words…these statements of Gingrich’s will be the ammunitions and weapons of the bin Ladens and the extremists for a long, long time.”
  9. Gingrich: “Palestinian didn’t become a common term until after 1977.” And by “common term,” he just means not spoken by him, since the term Palestine and Palestinian have been used for millennia and are also referenced in the Bible as Philistia (the English translation of the Arabic word for Palestine). Not to mention that guys like Herodotus, Aristotle, Ovid, Tibullus, Pomponius Mela, Pliny the Elder, Dio Chrysostom, Statius, Plutarch as well as Roman Judean writers Philo of Alexandria and Josephus also used the term Palestine to refer to the region. So “common” is just a relative term for the PhD. Historian.