I bailed at around the two hour mark.
However in my defense I had also watched, and live tweeted the earlier kids table debate, so I was drowning in GOP talking points.
And I think today it is time to address those talking points that I was too tired (drunk) and bored (drunker) to address last night.
First off I thought the debate had some interesting moments, such as Jeb Bush trying to get Trump to apologize to his wife (He didn't.), Chris Christie chastising Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina for talking about their resumes (And not giving him to talk about his.), and of course the moment when Ted Cruz introduced himself to the audience resulting in dead silence.
Really firing them up there aren't you Ted?
There was also this rather awkward moment.
I guess that was the moment when we realized that Donald Trump is more "street" than Ben Carson.Handshakes and high-fives: The most awkward moments from #CNNDebate http://t.co/YVMsCVoR3U #GOPDebate pic.twitter.com/4pShn59zti— CNN (@CNN) September 17, 2015
I tweeted throughout the debate, and some of them even made sense.
Here are a few that I thought worth sharing.
Carly Fiorina wants to prepare our military for a second Cold War.Gee, not scary at all. #GOPDebate— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) September 17, 2015
Trump: "The President does not have courage." He certainly handed you your ass during that White House Correspondents dinner.— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) September 17, 2015
I can hear Jeb Bush's teeth grinding from here. #GOPDebate— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) September 17, 2015
I think Trump hires legal scholars and keeps paying them until they agree with him so that he can quote them during debates. #GOPDebate— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) September 17, 2015
Okay this last one quite literally made my jaw drop.Psst. When did 9-11 happen? https://t.co/IlfN3RzEIc— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) September 17, 2015
The most devastating terrorist attack ANYWHERE happens on his watch, and Jebbie has the balls to suggest that his brother kept us safe.
And here I thought it was just those of us at home drinking during the debate.
There were several other moments of note, such as Ben Carson insulting the Marines, Trump insulting every one, Rick Santorum comparing Kim Davis to a survivor of the columbine shooting, and of course Carly Fiorina's remarks about the Planned Parenthood videos showing still living fetuses, with hearts beating and legs kicking.
That of course was bullshit.
Actually a whole lot of what was said last night was truck loads, and truck loads, of bovine excrement.
Which is just more reason why those of us on the other side need to make damn sure we nominate a candidate that can win, and then turn out in droves to make sure they do.