Republican candidates covered plenty of political ground during their party’s fourth primary debate of the 2016 presidential race, from immigration and the Islamic State group to taxes and Hillary Clinton.
Here are 10 of the best quotes by the eight candidates on stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
BACK TO THE PAST
“First of all, thank you for not asking me what I said in the 10th grade.”
Retired neurosurgeon and co-frontrunner Ben Carson, after a week of intense vetting by reporters who looked deep into his past, including his own personal accounts of his violent adolescence half a century ago.
BRICK BY BRICK
“If you think walls don’t work, all you have to do is ask Israel.”
— Billionaire frontrunner Donald Trump, on his controversial plans to build a wall on the southern US border with Mexico.
THE CLINTON WAY
“A Clinton presidency will corrode the character of this nation. Why? Because of the Clinton way. Say whatever you have to, lie as long as you can get away with it.”
— Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, offering sharp criticism of the likely Democratic nominee.
PILING ON HILLARY
“Hillary Clinton has said that Barack Obama’s policies get an ‘A’ — really?”
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who listed woes of the Obama administration, ranging from a discouraged work force to high poverty levels to kids on food stamps.
FLEXING US MUSCLE
“I know the world is a safer and better place when America is the strongest military power in the world.”
— Senator Marco Rubio, offering his argument for beefed up US national security operations and military expenditures.
SLASH AND BURN
“I want a government really, really small, so small you can barely see it.”– Senator Rand Paul, describing his call for balancing the budget and implementing a flat tax that shifts less money to Washington.
you know how really stupid these things are if they reduce gov't, cut taxes to a bare minimum who pays for the military they plan to beef up, who pays for the social nets who pays for disaster brought on by their ignoring climate change who pays their overblown salaries and keeps those cushy offices and perks on the table.
who well we know privatization will cover a lot but the main things agencies that keep us safe from them to be abolished saves money but at the expense of our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness check out the terminology it sounds like wild in the streets but when you look at what the rhetoric is saying it's not so appealing when they intend to remove and not replace but infiltrate our lives with their imposing agenda. it is and will never be about us wake up everybody.