Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Third Republican Debate Open Thread. (If you haven't started drinking yet, you better start.)

Okay so as usual I will be posting witty, not so witty, and confusing remarks throughout the night, depending upon my level of inebriation.

I will also be posting remarks on Twitter so you can follow along there if you would like as well.

I expect that tonight that we will see some of the candidates desperately trying to get news coverage by attacking Donald Trump, saying something terribly ignorant that sounds like wisdom to their base, or perhaps setting themselves on fire. (I'm hoping for that last one. Rand Paul looks especially flammable.)

I have little doubt that since Hillary has now ground her heel into the temple of the House Benghazi Committee and made them cry uncle, that she will also be a favorite target.

Which of course only works in her favor.

So now that you have on your comfortable debate wearing sweatpants, and your bowl of popcorn at the ready, let's sit back and watch the show. (I have it on good authority that there will be clowns.)

Update: Wonkette is not impressed that you have to have cable in order to watch this debate:

Gotta love that Bristol Palin wedding reference.

Update 2: 
Fortunately I missed most of it.

Update 3: Who  didn't see this coming?
Gee I wonder why nothing gets done in Congress when Republicans have the majority?

Update 4: Some of my more inspired tweets.


So yeah, I had a little fun.

Update 5: Hillary seems somewhat unimpressed with the GOP presidential candidates. 


76 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:03 PM

    Mall shooting in Indiana. 4 shot so far.

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  2. Finally starting the debate.

    Thank God I don't have to listen to the CNBC pundits trying to fill time anymore. They are terrible.

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    1. Anonymous4:31 PM

      How's the supply of orange tic-tac

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  3. What a bunch of clowns. I didn't even bother with the kiddie table debate. I have no alcohol nor popcorn. I don't think I can sit through this tonight without throwing books at my tv.

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    1. Olivia4:44 PM

      I have chosen to forgo the debate and just enjoy the alcohol. It's more fun to read about it the next day and if anything spectacular or particularly stupid happens, there is always video.

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    2. Anonymous4:57 PM

      Yeah,highlights tomorrow. It'll be like watching toddlers squabbling No cable here so please keep us posted,gryph.

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    3. Anonymous5:17 PM

      I went over to that live debate blog. Its better than I thought it would be. Funny!

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    4. Anonymous7:56 PM

      I'm with you, Olivia!

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  4. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Sarah Jones live blogs the debate

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/10/28/live-blog-liberals-fight-politicususa-takes-cnbc-republican-debate.html

    http://www.cnbc.com/voting/

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/gopdebate?f=tweets&vertical=news&src=hash

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  5. Ted Cruz is still pimping the long ago discredited flat tax plan.

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  6. Ya know they keep saying how everything has been terrible for decades. Decades!

    Oh JEB! *is* there.

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  7. Carly Fiorina is defending her record at Hewlett-Packard by lying about her record at Hewlett-Packard.

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    1. Anonymous5:00 PM

      The pointless and the clueless. A Rill meeting of the minds,don't cha think. WHERE'S SARAH??

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    2. Anonymous6:17 PM

      Yup. Hewlett Packard employees know all about your track record,carly. What's with reps always wanting to rewrite history? If you repeat it enuf times...

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  8. Ted Cruz gets cheers for chastising the big bad media and wants real questions DAMMIT! It's the media's fault that its a cage match on the stage! Yeah. So mad is he! And.. he got shut down by the mods lol.

    Funny thing.. he is choking already. It took Hillary 7.5 hours of grilling before she needed a lozenge.

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  9. Trump says that he would make Mexico pay for a border wall. How the fuck would he force Mexico to pay? Threaten to move his clothing line back to the US?

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    1. Anonymous5:18 PM

      He's Donald Trump! He's a great manager!!

      Don't you worry about the border wall, let Donald Trump worry about blank.

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    2. Anonymous7:59 PM

      Can I borrow that?

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    3. Anonymous12:12 AM

      Patti at 4:55-at first glance, I thought you wrote that Trump would threaten to remove his clothing to get the Mexicans to pay for the wall. Lol! I was horrified at that mind image. It would probably work though. NOBODY wants to see that!

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    4. That's his fall back plan.

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  10. Olivia5:15 PM

    Betty Cracker at Balloon Juice has everything you need to know about the kiddie table debate if you missed it and the comments are priceless!

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/10/28/debate-open-thread-15/

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  11. Marco Rubio has called forth the BENGHAZI!!!

    Oh and he attacked the MSM as well.

    Somebody has been studying their conservative talking points.

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    1. Anonymous6:07 PM

      Oh yeah, and he said that Hillary's "big week" exposed her lies. Yeah, he has them all down pat. What about your lies, Marco? What about your lack of enthusiasm for your elected $170,000 job that you refuse to complete? Even your hometown newspaper is calling for you to resign.

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    2. Anonymous8:00 PM

      *BENGHAAAAZZZIII!!!!!!!!!

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  12. It's like Lord of the Flies on that stage right now.

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  13. I dont know who ir what The Profit CNBC is plugging, but it pisses me of they are using Bittersweet Symphony for the show music.

    I am only half watching this hot mess of a debate. They all annoy me.

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  14. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Are they eating their own yet gryph? Sounds like there's going to be lots to talk about tomorrow ;)

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    1. Oh yeah, and going back for seconds even.

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    2. Anonymous6:06 PM

      It's a bloodfest. Yeay!

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  15. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Republicans Fall Apart At CNBC Debate And Scream Media Bias When Asked Hard Questions

    There is a troubling pattern emerging at the CNBC debate. When any Republican candidate is asked a serious question that they can’t answer, they scream media bias and crumble into a puddle of tears.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/10/28/republicans-fall-cnbc-debate-scream-media-bias-asked-hard-questions.html

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    1. Anonymous6:06 PM

      When Republicans get asked a tough question, it is media bias. Rubio was asked why he missed votes, and it is media bias. Ben Carson and Donald Trump were asked why their numbers on their tax plans don’t add up, and Republicans scream media bias. Ted Cruz is asked if bipartisan compromise shows that he is not the kind of leader that America is looking for, and he yells media bias.

      The CNBC debate has exposed the fact that the Republican presidential candidates can’t handle tough questions. This is a Charmin soft bunch of candidates who can’t function outside of the Fox bubble. CNBC’s debate has highlighted the emptiness of the Republican Party.

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    2. And when they're asked easy questions they complain that they aren't asked relevant questions. Whatever... they don't have any answers anyway.

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  16. It seems like the low energy one tonight might be Donald Trump.

    His bombast is only on simmer.

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    1. Anonymous6:06 PM

      I was going back and forth between Rachel's wonderful interview with Dan Rather and hen Martin O'Malley, and the debate. Did they ask the brain surgeon anything at all?

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    2. Olivia6:11 PM

      He'll whine about how he knew he would be treated unfairly so he was off his game.

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    3. Anonymous6:15 PM

      Trump was granted a spacious room, complete with plush chairs and a flat-screen TV. Marco Rubio got a theater-type room, packed with leather seats for him and his team of aides. Carly Fiorina’s room had a Jacuzzi.

      Then there was Chris Christie, whose small space was dominated by a toilet. So was Rand Paul’s.

      [snip]

      “This is ridiculous,” fumed Christie’s campaign manager, Ken McKay. “We’re in a restroom.”

      Paul’s team also piped in, with one adviser, Chris LaCivita, demanding that something be done to remedy the situation.

      Here are the spaces in question, Chez Trump on the left and Paul Villa on the right:

      http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/10/28/no-horse-headsthis-time/

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    4. Anonymous3:29 AM

      Every single one of the GOPpers should have had a bathroom stall for a room to wait in, they are all so full of shit.

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  17. I still don't believe a guy Christie's size can stand on a stage two-plus hours without needing to fart. He's flanked by Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Heaven help them.

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    1. Anonymous8:03 PM

      I just spit 7&7 on my keyboard. Well worth it!

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    2. Oh for the love of god. I hope for everyone's sake that Christie did have Mexican food during the day. I doubt he can hold his frijoles well, if ya know what I mean.

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    3. Anonymous9:51 PM

      Indeed! I'm giggling joyfully just thinking about it....

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    4. Anonymous9:38 PM

      I would pay good money to see Chris Christie sit on either Paul or Cruz and fart away. It wouldn't be any more hot air than what already comes out of their mouths each day.

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  18. Anonymous6:15 PM

    Don't miss this!!!! Analysis from the Grifter

    http://www.newsmaxtv.com

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    1. I just paid a visit. She is off her meds again.

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  19. Anonymous6:15 PM

    We decided to skip the debate for a British murder mystery. Murder is much more civilized than the GOP.

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    1. ManxMamma6:45 PM

      I've been binge watching Hell's Kitchen starting with season 1. I think perhaps Gordon Ramsey could take this batch of misfits and ... well you know. He doesn't pull any punches.

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  20. Anonymous6:21 PM

    I'm missing out,damn it! Having a glass of wine and checking out open threads. Keep us posted,folks.

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  21. Okay it's over. And I am left underwhelmed.

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    1. Anonymous6:55 PM

      Rachel is hosting a Democratic forum next Friday night in SC...Hillary, Bernie and Martin. Now THIS will be a good time!

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  22. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Hey, Gryph! Want the nail?? I just visited the pee pond.
    From the 1776er himself watching the "other" channel and $arah critique:

    1776er DeeDEEthree • 6 minutes ago

    OMG! I am CRINGING.

    She is thrilled with the process. All of em did so doggone well. Excited for Americans that they have such great choices.

    It's over.
    ---------------------------
    hahahahaha

    Wake UP Palin supporters, she's been grifting you for years!

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  23. Anonymous6:32 PM

    Yeah, I skipped it for TCM's Disney night. Then I'm going to watch stuff on the SciFi Channel and American Horror Story (just to see if anything is beginning to make sense on it finally).
    M from MD

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    1. I have American Horror Story on the agenda tonight as well.

      No way it will be as scary as a stage full of Republicans vying to be President however.

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    2. Anonymous6:47 PM

      6:24 not only do the pee ponders know the gig is up but skank was asked at he end of her segment if she will ever get on the national stage again in politics and she said the usual servants heart crap and if a door opens and THEN technical difficulties and the last of what she said cannot be understood!!! Baawwwaaahh calling GinaM!!! You cannot make this crap up-the skank curse strikes her own teeny appearance on the Podunk channeli!!! Laughing myself silly!!!! You gotta post this Gryphen:)

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    3. Anonymous7:16 PM

      OH do I hope the likes of Mediaite/Wonkette. captured that, 6:47 PM! hahahaha

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  24. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Watch the voting, live. Trump is coming at 1, Carson 2, Rubio 3, but it's changing all the time as you watch. Bush, however is in the pits.

    http://www.cnbc.com/voting/

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  25. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Sarah Palin on Newsmax TV. Sarah, don't quit your day job. You are even worse then when you used to appear on Fox. You don't answer the question. You just spew all of that hatred that you have been saving up for the lamestream media, Hillary and Obama. The best part of Newsmax TV is when they lost their sound, but they just kept talking.

    Oh, wait. Sarah doesn't have a day job. It's good that she will have time to finish recording her book. And, then, she can make the rounds of book stores in the red states to sell it. How much does Nancy French get for ghosting it?

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    1. Anonymous7:12 PM

      That's what I'd like to know.

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    2. I suppose this one too will be another bulk-buy scheme to make something seem popular that really isn't. Does she have to do that herself or does some fool or fools still like her enough to blow away money like that...?

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    3. Anonymous7:37 PM

      The servant's heart spiel has long grown old. She hasn't done squat in that area....unless you want to talk taking cookies to the indigenous people of Alaska that needed true food and heat with buddy Franklin. And only until she was called out on it, and she was Governor! "Where's Sarah?" buttons.

      A leopard doesn't change its spots.



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  26. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Good article:

    A Republican party split in two

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34650710

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    1. Anonymous3:36 AM

      They did it to themselves.

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  27. Anonymous7:35 PM

    Haha, well, the only winners are those enjoying all the jokes.

    Toupees must get affected by humidity or lack thereof. Colorado is dry and maybe Rand's hair was a little stiff.

    When they were asked what their weakesses were, they all mentioned everyone else's weakness except their own; a real humble bunch.

    I think Jeb! really sank tonight. He just looked very defensive and stiff. Kasich was angry and Christie sounded like he was doing info-mercials (looking straight at the camera and telling us what we think). Fiorina is a total elitist, suggesting only 3-page tax guides for a small businessman, or "farmer" to understand. Rubio boring, Huckabee still trying to sound like the preacher he isn't, and Trump as boorish as ever; Cruz still 'the greased' one.

    All in all thankful these guys won't be elected.

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    1. Anonymous7:52 PM

      At least you took one for the team.
      I was watching the Royals kick the Mets.

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    2. Anonymous8:06 PM

      Yes, if we all vote for the best coherent US president.

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    3. Anonymous4:41 AM

      I think Romney may come in on his white horse and "save" the GOP. So long as he doesn't get elected.
      Beaglemom

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  28. I have decided for the next prez debate I will just make a giant batch of trash can punch and then begin the day drinking the whole damn thing by myself. By the time the GOP candidates come on, hopefully I will be toasted enough to somewhat make sense of what those morons say.

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  29. Anonymous8:52 PM

    I know I mis-heard, but the NPR news anchor say this afternoon that sounded very similar to "the Republican candidates are going to try to appeal to inebriated voters at tonight's debate."
    Ben in SF

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    1. Anonymous4:39 AM

      He probably was trying to say "undecided" but I almost typed "uneducated." Maybe he really did say "inebriated." Glad I didn't waste my time watching. We saw a great PBS documentary on animals and their sense and then a food program about Barcelona that we had dvd'd. We learned a lot more than if we had watched the Klown Kar members.
      Beaglemom

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  30. OMFG!!!!

    There is not enough distilled spirits in all of Eastern Virginia to dull the pain of watching this "debate" PLUS watching Sarah Failin' on Newsmax prattling on and on about something.

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  31. I bitched awhile back that the first debate only had absurd questions for the candidates, such as "Do you like pizza?"

    THEY bitched this time, because they'd only prepared answers regarding their pizza opinions--and were asked ACTUAL questions.

    Cut to the future:

    PUTIN: Mr. American President, what are you going to do about Syria?

    ONE OF TONIGHT'S IDIOTS: Oh, man...can't you ask me something simple?

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  32. Anonymous1:02 AM

    Didja see the Dan Rather interview with Rachel Maddow?

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/hebs-cms/3708053690/cms/pressroom/ventana_experience_2014.pdf



    Both Dan and Rachel are saying what some of us thought re the MSM not addressing the Palin Preg Hoax: somebody up there didn't want to discuss it. I mean someone a little below God but above CBS management: whomsoever it is who pulls the strings at the top of MSM and GOP. Dan says the story about Bush's non-service in the military was true but had the kibosh put on it. Sound familiar? I have always believed Dan Rather on this.

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  33. Anonymous3:46 AM

    anyone else notice how those podiums appear to be the wall sticking its tongue out?

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    1. Good one -- They are trying to get the bad taste of what's behind them out of their mouths.

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  34. There was a debate?

    (I was watching the 2010 UK Armstrong Robin Hood TV series. Just finished today.)

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