Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What? Another GOP debate Open Thread?

It may not be the best way to get clicks, but to be completely honest I really wish I could skip this debate tonight.

However since this is a political blog, and it really DOES matter who the Republicans choose to lose against the infinitely superior Democratic candidate, I will suck it up and watch the entire two hours even if it kills me.

(You don't think it will kill me do you?)

Things to watch out for tonight are the following:
  • Ben Carson making things worse for himself by trying to defend some of the batshit crazy things he has said.
  • Marco Rubio baiting Jeb Bush into a battle of barbed comments, and possibly a slap fight. (OH please, oh please, oh please)
  • Jeb Bush talking more about exactly HOW he would murder baby Hitler.
  • Carly Fiorina trying desperately to fight the botox in her face to change expressions once in a while.
  • Ted Cruz deciding midway through to announce that if he wins he is choosing Jesus as his running mate.
  • Rand Paul to try and avert attention away from his hairpiece. (As usual.) 
  • John Kasich to just stand there shaking his head in disgust.
  • And of course Donald Trump to mention his poll numbers, his business acumen, and how much he hates the Chinese as often as possible.
Of course the REAL question of the evening is will the moderators even be allowed to do their jobs, since the GOP candidates seem to think that having to answer questions is an attack on their character?

I mean the entire evening could just be a lot of, "I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I think you are being a dick."

Gee what fun.

As usual I will be on Twitter, so you can follow me there.

And of course here on IM I will be periodically updating as the debate progresses.

So without further ado, LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Update: I am already having trouble concentrating.


87 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:48 PM

    Stupidest debate ever. Why would they put it on a cable channel that many people don't get, so many of us have to watch it online? The streaming or my cable internet service is too slow and breaking up the little kid's debate. What were they thinking?

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    1. I know right?

      For a minute I thought I might not have it on my cable package.

      But no such luck.

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    2. Anonymous5:00 PM

      They really do not want people watching these clowns. Even the GOP is waking up to the insanity of these people, and their hatred for democracy and freedom.

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    3. Olivia5:06 PM

      Because they don't want too many people to watch it; its an embarrassment.

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    4. I'm watching.

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    5. Anonymous5:09 PM

      It's good for grins Gryph. Hang in there.

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    6. It's as though they're trying to hide now while still pretending they're not afraid to debate. What's the matter Fox, isn't this important enough for Hannity and O'Reilly to take a break for one night...?

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    7. Anonymous5:20 PM

      Why don't any of these commentators fact check these assholes. Bartiramo said she was going to be so tough. Another fuckin'fox pussy. Jeb? Sounds like a stuttering prick. He's the smart Bush. Repeal everything Barack has done. Bush is a horrible liar.
      Fuck him.

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    8. Anonymous8:26 PM

      @5:20, they can't fact check or ask follow up questions or they will get the liberal media bullshit. The media is now bowing down to them in exchange for ratings. How much you want to bet the it will be the exact opposite for the Dems. Pitiful state of affairs we are witnessing.

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  2. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Rock and roll, this should be exciting.

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  3. Anonymous5:05 PM

    Carlie looks really hawt tonite.

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    1. Anonymous5:23 PM

      Really? That ugly green color does nothing for her. And what's up with that canker sore on her bottom lip? She shouldn't wear lip gloss, it just accentuates the sore.

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    2. Anonymous5:40 PM

      Of course I'm kidding.

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  4. Caught the tail end of the kiddie table debate. Aren't those guys embarrassed by still being segregated like that?

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    1. Anonymous7:50 PM

      They are impervious to embarrassment.

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    2. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Or shame.

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  5. Anonymous5:18 PM

    Watch Carson try to convince us he was a criminal in his youth? And watch Trump tell us how great he is? gaaahhhhh, another rerun.

    Mildred

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    1. I don't understand why Carson thinks it would benefit people to think he was a criminal in his youth. Because he became a doctor? Because you can't be a criminal and a doctor? Or you can change? He wants us to believe he was a criminal but is also an honest man.

      WTF.

      I'm tired of trying to understand crazy people.

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    2. Mlaiuppa....

      Because Adventists love nothing more than to believe that "one down on their luck and troubled", could find God and Religion and it changed them for the better. That is what Carson wants everyone to believe.

      My husband is an ex-Adventist, and that was the answer he have me when I asked the same question.....

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  6. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Hey Jeb, it's a helluva lot better than your own brother did.
    Dumb ass.

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  7. Jeb?&%! is all fired up today.

    I actually think I heard his balls drop just now.

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  8. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Jeb was on fire. He's gonna repeal everything that Obama did and start over. Really? Do Americans want to give the keys to the car so W's brother can take another try at the cliff? Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter - they have the attention span of a gnat. Don't want another repeat of 2008!!! NO, NO, NO!!!

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    1. Anonymous7:02 PM

      Well, he does have a willing accomplice in Florida in Scott, just like he helped his brother...more hanging chads?

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  9. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Getting really tired of Faux moderators and their little speeches

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  10. Carson just called Hillary out for lying about Benghazi.

    My hypocrisy meter has now snapped off.

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    1. Anonymous5:37 PM

      Hey, hypocrisy is their forte!

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    2. Anonymous8:00 PM

      Mine snapped years ago, somehow whenever Repubs speak ...

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  11. Anonymous5:35 PM

    We aren't going to be a country any more if we don't deport 11M illegal aliens? WTF?

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    1. I lol'd. The stupid is real.

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    2. Anonymous3:23 PM

      I lost it right there. Where are we going to find eleven million or more people to deport them? The man's out of his mind, we'd need to build a wall across Canada twice, one to separate the lower 48 and one to separate Canada. I'm shocked they made it off stage without falling, they all lost their balls and marbles.

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  12. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Everyone of those subhumans standing on that stage is terrifying. I can't bear to watch it anymore with event he remote possibility that they could move into the White House, it makes me nauseous to even consider the possibility.

    on another note...

    Gryph, your buddy Neil is having some fun with the ammosexuals today...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson infuriates conservatives by pointing out simple gun violence statistics

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/neil-degrasse-tyson-infuriates-conservatives-by-pointing-out-simple-gun-violence-statistics/

    and then take this to heart...

    More Americans fear gun violence than terrorism: poll

    More Americans are more worried about being a victim of gun violence than a victim of terrorism, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Tuesday. Of the Americans surveyed, 63 percent said they feared they or someone they know would die as a result of gun violence, compared with the 29 percent who said they register terrorist attacks as more of a fear.

    The poll also shows a split between Republican and Democrats as to what they perceive as a bigger threat. Some 77 percent of Democrats surveyed viewed guns as a bigger fear over terrorism, while Republicans saw terrorism as a bigger threat by 55-45. Tea party supporters were also skewed more toward viewing terrorism as a bigger threat by a 57-37 percent margin.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/more-americans-fear-gun-violence-than-terrorism-poll/

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    1. Anonymous7:01 PM

      The Tea Nuts do realize that homegrown terrorists in their own households are more likely to do them harm than those 'evil Muslims' that Obama is flying in right?

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  13. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Kasich might be the only actual adult in the room.

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    1. And THAT is why he will not win.

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    2. Anonymous5:53 PM

      Rubio? Hapless Jeb? Not a lot of choices, if sanity is assumed to be a prerequisite.

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    3. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Kasich? He has absolutely ruined Ohio...when he gets some poll points, all that will come out...

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    4. Kasich is HORRIBLE, and yes, it will all come out if he rises in the polls. I live in OH, I know. NO NO NO to Kasich.

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  14. uh oh. Kasich said think about the children and families. He's toast.

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  15. Anonymous5:41 PM

    Ben Carson’s harsh spotlight: An unfit candidate struggles under intense scrutiny

    Conservatives shield Ben Carson from the "liberal media" and protect him from the scrutiny he deserves

    ...One might think that a candidate with this many warning lights and trouble signs would have crashed fairly quickly, or never even taken off in the first place. But the Republican Party and its voters have declared war on the very concept of competent, reliable governance, which has provided space for “outsider” candidates who are manifestly unfit for the office of the presidency to seize the GOP electorate and retain a firm hold on it. Now that he’s at the top of the GOP 2016 polling, he’s facing a great deal more scrutiny, and people are starting to wonder whether Carson will survive as a front-runner for the presidential nomination.

    The obvious impulse for conservatives is to rally around Carson and protect him from the 'nasty liberal' media and its pernicious 'biases'.

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/09/ben_carsons_harsh_spotlight_an_unfit_candidate_struggles_under_intense_scrutiny/

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  16. Ted doesn't want to throw grannies off the cliff since his momma is in the audience. If she wasn't there.. well.. yeah if it would get him more votes.

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    1. Anonymous6:59 PM

      He has a mother? Oh right, she is his ticket to being a rill American instead of a Canadian or a Cuban refugee.

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  17. I am now watching the trailer for the Benghazi propaganda movie "13 Hours." Not in the least surprised by that.

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  18. Anonymous5:50 PM

    The channel is advertising some sort of benghazi movie that they claim "is the truth"! Ha! Didn't even know I had this channel had to look it up online to see if had on GCI cable but now will turn it off after this latest commercial. What a fucking right wing snow job! Going back to Futurama.....much better show than this shitshow of rightwing lies, and really, these people are very unattractive...there is that also too.

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  19. I'm sorry, did Cavuto just say that facebook data backs up his question?

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    1. Anonymous3:27 PM

      That's FBN's pretty boy, Neil.

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  20. Ben shoulda have taken a nap before the show tonight. His half falling asleep during his answers is disconcerting.

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    1. Anonymous6:41 PM

      I think he is on downers.

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  21. Ted: there are more words in the tax code than the bible.

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  22. The moderators just let them ramble and ramble forever after the damn ding ding ding. Doesn't say much about the respect the candidates have for the process.

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  23. Anonymous6:21 PM

    fucking boom...trump rambling on about China and the TPP deal
    when someone pipes up and says.....um..George ...china is not part of the deal....trump looked like a fucking moron
    drlager

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    1. Anonymous8:46 PM

      I loved that one too.

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  24. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Holy Moly! Trump is making more sense than the other idiots!

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  25. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Carly having a good night. Jeb, for one, looks smitten.

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  26. Anonymous6:30 PM

    The GOP is eating their own tonite .

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  27. Wow. Trump: "Why does she keep interrupting everyone? Its terrible."

    What a dick!

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    1. Anonymous6:42 PM

      Well, she was!

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  28. Marco Rubio "I don't know Putin, but I hate him already.":

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  29. I love how the crowd is booing their own at decent intervals.

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  30. The bell means NOTHING.

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  31. How come Donald Trump only notices when Carly Fiorina interrupts but not John Kasich or Rand Paul?

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  32. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Fact Check: The Fourth Republican Debate
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/10/us/politics/republican-debate-fact-checks.html?ribbon-ad-idx=3&src=trending

    Cuban Peers Dispute Ted Cruz’s Father’s Story of Fighting for Castro
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/us/politics/cuban-peers-dispute-ted-cruzs-fathers-story-of-fighting-for-castro.html?_r=0

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    1. Anonymous9:53 PM

      Finally, a journalist is taking a look at Rafael Cruz' fantastical, evangelical speaking circuit redemption story. Thanks for the link!

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  33. Anonymous7:03 PM

    Do any of these dipshits know that Myanmar just held their first fair election in forever, and reaching out to Myanmar was one of Hillary Clinton's initiatives?

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    1. Anonymous2:38 AM

      No.
      But thanks to the internet I know. And if I know, many other regular peeps know.

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  34. Trump wanted the debate to last only two hours and now he won't stop talking.

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  35. Isn't this crapfest supposed to be over by now? Oh right. see: bell.

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  36. Anonymous7:06 PM

    I wish I had the energy to comment. But.... so much to say and so little time. And blah,blah, blah... I am exhausted.

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  37. Okay over finally.

    Good night for Fiorina, Rubio, and Paul.

    Bad night for Trump and Jeb?#$&

    And of course for the people who had to watch this crap.

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    1. Anonymous7:17 PM

      And nobody noticed that Ben Carson was on the stage

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    2. NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans and Limitless.

      What debate?

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    3. Anonymous6:21 AM

      Thanks for the info,gryph. No cable here. I was spared. Hillary 2016

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  38. Anonymous7:18 PM

    I'd love to make some comments, but my education and critical thinking skills keep getting in the way! Oh, and the beer.

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  39. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Thanks for the open comments. Sorry I just didn't have the heart...to comment.

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    1. Anonymous7:57 PM

      Same with me. Maybe it was that second bottle of wine ...

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  40. Kasich has no chance with primary voters. They think he is a democrat.
    Carson disappeared in the last third.
    Rubio did ok.
    Ted annoys the fuck out of me.
    Rand was pretty good.
    Carly wants you to think she has the biggest balls of all.
    Trump probe will be crowned the winner though his Make America Great Again (tm) seemed to fall a little flat.
    Jeb! They are just not into you.
    The Bell was the biggest loser tonight.

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    1. Anonymous8:59 PM

      "Carly wants you to think she has the biggest balls of all."

      Bwahaha, ain't that the truth! I can't stand her.

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  41. Anonymous7:54 PM

    As someone in a previous thread said, we are the laughing stock of the world in this buffoonery.

    I will so miss you, President Obama.
    The adult in the room.

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  42. Anonymous8:09 PM

    I just watched The Missiles Of October. It made me so sad to think how far the United States has fallen, for you that don't remember it please watch it. We have gone from a choice of an intellectual leader to reality tv show blow heart like Trump as an actual choice for the Presidency of this Country.

    Hillary has faults but remember her husband is in on it too and no one can deny that they are smart. I Am ashamed of what the rest of the world thinks of us , seriously. Once the greatest country in the world could be reduced such mediocre choices.Please get out and vote.

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    1. Anonymous9:27 PM

      You bet, they all are!

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  43. Anonymous9:58 PM

    Thanks to those of you who have the fortitude needed to watch and comment. I don't/didn't.

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  44. I could only watch this debate for a few minutes at a time with long breaks.

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  45. There was another 2 hour GOP infomercial?

    Surely it wasn't a debate in the accepted use of the term.

    Was the temperature 68 degrees and did they all get sippy cups?

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    1. Anonymous6:07 AM

      Repubs don't debate, they just takes snipes Democrats.

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  46. Anonymous3:18 AM

    I watched this shitshow.
    Jeb: Frat boy. Wants to repeal literally everything Obama has done, no matter what it is. Cool plan, bro!
    Trump: Same shit, different day. Less fired up than the last debates.
    Fiorina: Couldn't pay attention to what she was saying; could only focus on her giant, swollen lip
    Carson: Seemed like a kid hoping not to be called on in class, and drowsy
    Kasich: Did OK but seemed way too whiny and desperate to talk
    Rand: Did his usual thing, didn't pander and stuck to his crazy
    Rubio: Did a decent job, but seemed a little off his game and made a few speaking errors
    Cruz: Pee Wee Herman

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  47. Anonymous4:49 AM

    Carson was the dormouse, trump is the mad hatter, Carly is the red queen, cruz and rand are tweedle dee and tweedle dum, rubio is the knave, kasich is card *not sire what card, but a card all the same*, Jeb! Is the jabberwocky!

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    1. Anonymous6:06 AM

      LOL. Perfect. Now all we need is the Internet meme.

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    2. Anonymous6:27 AM

      I noticed carsons eyes were wide open in his elementary yrs. The sleepy eyes seem to be a dismissive habit he's adopted.

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