Saturday, February 13, 2016

Republican Debate Open Thread. Because, why not?

Personally I can hardly wait until November when ALL of these assholes are covered by a black mark.
So yes tonight we have yet ANOTHER GOP debate.

I have to admit that I am pretty over the whole GOP race, especially since it looks like Trump is going to emerge victorious. Which by the way COMPLETELY undermines every single thing the Republican party has said about the importance of morality, family values, experience, pro-life credibility, and just about everything else that they have been attacking Democrats over for the last thirty plus years or so.

The one possible thing about tonight's debate that might make it worth putting off my Netflix and chill plans for tonight, is that the friction between "the Donald" and Ted "so creepy I can;t look him in the face" Cruz is at an all time high.

Which means that Trump is going to make Cruz his butt boy tonight.

Don't think I want to miss that.

I also imagine that there will be quite a number of kisses blown toward the memory of Antonin Scalia, so for those brave souls sitting through this tonight remember to have your barf bags at the ready.

As always you can follow me on Twitter, and I will be updating the post as events dictate.

87 comments:

  1. Otto Katz4:37 PM

    'the best part is, Pres. Obama speaking right before the Debate, he's going to fry their buns.

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    1. Absolutely. He managed to praise Scalia and hammer home he has a right, duty and responsibility to fill the position. And that there was plenty of time to nominate and confirm a new justice.


      The gauntlet has been thrown and he slapped them upside the head with all the key words. It was eloquent.

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    2. Anonymous5:44 PM

      And who the hell is Ted Cruz (or ANY legislator, for that matter) to 'tell' the President what to do!

      I swear, these goddam checker-playing morons...

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  2. Anonymous4:59 PM

    Comedy war show!

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    1. Tweet from Guardian this AM:

      Anthony Zurcher ✔@awzurcher

      Keeping track at home: Jeb vs Trump, Kasich vs. Bush, Cruz vs Rubio, Jeb vs Trump (again!), Cruz vs Trump, Carson vs. consciousness

      Sickening display of alternate reality debate show and the audience lapped it up. Booing Trump?!? who stacked the audience?

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  3. Anonymous5:04 PM

    I'll admit it: When I heard that Scalia had shuffled off, the first thing I thought was "Now THAT'S some jiggery-pokery!"

    The second thing I thought was that, well, maybe he should have eaten more broccoli.

    Tom, in FL

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  4. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Makes me ill to watch.

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  5. Anonymous5:11 PM

    The POTUS speaks!

    "I plan to fulfill my Constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time," Obama said. "There will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote."

    It's on!~ Time to get down!

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    1. Yeah, seanate fullfill their responsibilities.

      Meanwhile the clown car is saying congress should delay.

      I don't know who I want to slap more; Cruz or Rubio

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    2. Anonymous5:29 PM

      I hate all of them. Rubio still sounds like a robot who has learned a few more lines. Cruz is and always will be smarmy.

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    3. Anonymous6:02 PM

      Cruz is and always will be, Canadian. Evangelical. And a complete asshole. " Anointed by God?" Anyone notice that Kasich never bowed his head during the moment silence, nor did he close his eyes.

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    4. Anonymous7:27 PM

      We all saw how "anointed by God" worked for #arah. Why? Because it's all bullshit.

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    5. Anonymous7:41 PM

      In due time replace Scalia - how's this Monday for a new nominee?

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  6. Might be that a Trump nomination SHOULD undermine what Republicans say about family and morality, but of course that assumes the centrality of these themes hasn't been an open lie all along, which I think it clear is. Still, it's damned said to see Narcissa Trump preening with the whole nation as his mirror.

    We could all find out very soon just what could be worse than the establishment.

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    1. If Trump does get the nomination, the Republicans may regret not confirming Obama's choice.

      Trump thinks his sister would make a great Supreme Court Justice. And she's pretty liberal.

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  7. No surprise that all of the GOP candidates want President Obama put off nominating a replacement for Scalia.

    Does anybody really believe that ANY of them would do the same?

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    1. Anonymous5:27 PM

      I'm sure that President Obama will select an excellent supreme court nominee that will make the gop candidates eat their words. It would be reckless to wait until after the next president is inaugurated in Janury 2017 since it will take a few months for the Senate to confirm the person. I could understand delaying if it was already September or October 2016 but it will be at least a year before the supreme court opening is filled if we delay it now.

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    2. McConnell should be eating his words already since his latest pronouncement is a direct 180 from what he said in 2005. Of course Bush was president then and Obama is president now.

      Says a lot about the Republican party, where the constitution only applies to them.

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  8. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Trump is sounding like a total asshole bully.

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    1. Anonymous5:35 PM

      Actually he's saying some sensible things about the Iraq war. And, "she should be running"?! Hahaha

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    2. Anonymous5:36 PM

      Actually he's saying some sensible things about Iraq. And, "she should be running"? Hahahaha

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    3. Anonymous5:53 PM

      All candidates except Trump are piling acolades on Dubya and his war on Iraq. Kudoes for Trump. He got lots of boos. Consider the audience.

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    4. Trump is making Bush his butt monkey. 9/11, the tower, WMD and the lies. Jeb! is having to defend his brother and Rubio is jumping in with his kissyface brown nosing. Maybe hoping for an endorsement or appontment.

      But my gag moment so far is when Rubio said the Constitution is NOT a living, breathing document and should not be interpreted but enforced at face value. (So much for Cruz being a natural born citizen.)

      Cruz is the scary one. He warns if Obama puts a liberal judge on the court they'll reverse Scalia's 2nd amendment interpretation and he also managed to get abortion in there too. You lnow who he's pandering to.

      Cruz and Rubio actually make Trump look sane. Even Carson looked good next to them.

      Kasich is looking stronger and more and more the voice of reason.


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    5. Anonymous6:19 PM

      No kudos for Trump. He's an asshole.

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  9. Trump talks over Jeb! as he tries to answer a question.

    So classy!

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    1. Anonymous6:00 PM

      You think Trump will develop class at this alate date..no. but he 'Gets along with everyone the world over." Well, except England and Germany, who never want to see your face.

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    2. Anonymous6:20 PM

      He doesn't need class. His supporters like him classless.

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  10. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Rubio is such a total lightweight.

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    1. Anonymous5:44 PM

      Rabid chipmunk.

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  11. That prick Cruz says Obama shouldn't appoint a justice because he's a lame duck. So a president shouldn't be allowed to nominate a replacement for the four years of his second term?

    And what if a president is one term? Wouldn't he be a lame duck from day one?


    Trump says the president has a right to nominate but that congress should delay, delay, delay.

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    1. Anonymous5:59 PM

      Reagan did. In an election year.

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  12. Anonymous5:38 PM

    How did he keep us safe when the World Trade Center came down? Donny is almost sounding like a democrat

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    1. Anonymous5:59 PM

      Yes and poor Jeb is SO proud of big brother. Yech.

      Carson should be hung---"the current administration turned tail and ran away from Iraq." Does no one on TV recall the Status of Forces agreement signed by BUSH? So sickening. And did you know Hillary is still part of the 'failed administration?' These guys sure have their red meat quotes down.

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    2. Anonymous7:13 PM

      Doesn't donny and malia remind one of recent mad max movie?! Lol.

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    3. Anonymous7:30 PM

      He saw those Muslims dancing 9/11, dammit, from his office 40+ blocks away. Just ask him.

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  13. The Trump/Jeb! fight is old. I love all the booing that Trump is getting, and his crass responses. Kasich just shakes his head.

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    1. Kasich is the only one close to a sane, reasonable adult on the entire stage.

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    2. Anonymous6:24 PM

      Don't fool yourself, he's as big a dickhead that ever roamed the west. Beware. Becareful what you wish for.

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    3. Anonymous8:58 PM

      @Anonymous 6:24 PM
      Don't fool yourself, he's as big a dickhead that ever roamed the west. Beware. Becareful what you wish for.
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      mlaiuppa didn't say she/he wished for Kasich. He/she just opined that Kasich is the only one close to sane.

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    4. Anonymous7:58 AM

      I think that Katich is pretending to be saner than the rest of them. He's done a lot of Tea Party damage in Ohio.
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous8:06 AM

      Nobody sane is in this bunch. Kasich will support the eventual nominee, be it Jeb or Trump;.

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  14. Anonymous5:41 PM

    I can't wait until Jeb & Donald strip down and start throwing punches. Then I want Ted Cruz to get between them and get knocked out cold!

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    1. Anonymous6:20 PM

      Then they all kiss.

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    2. Anonymous6:49 PM

      Awesome, 6:20! And while Cruz is out, pour super glue all over him!

      5:41pm

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    3. Anonymous8:07 AM

      every one of them has vowed to vote for whoever wins this.

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  15. Anonymous5:42 PM

    I'm completely distracted by the background photo on your twitter page. I want to be there!

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  16. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Comedy show or wrestling match?

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  17. Anonymous5:54 PM

    FAQ: Can I informally opt not to receive child support on behalf of my children, since our collective incomes will be sufficient?

    A: This is not advisable, for you or for your ex. Instead, you should consider saving the money in a Section 529 Plan for your children's education if you do not need it for day-to-day expenses. In addition, your ex should continue to keep clear, accurate records of each child support payment made in the event that there is ever any question as to whether he or she has remained current on those payments.

    ^^^^^^

    This is another reason I am glad Tripp is with Bristol more. She is financially responsible and has set aside a college fund and account for him. Every decision she's made is for his future.

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    1. Anonymous6:11 PM

      Sounds like the IRS should investigate Bristol.
      Where has she gotten all these extra funds from?
      And now with ANOTHER mouth to feed? Where is this money coming from?

      I'm gonna alert the IRS, anonymously of course. Thanks for the heads up.

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    2. Anonymous6:16 PM

      GHAAAAACK!!!!

      You forgot to mark this as Off Topic and if Bri$$y has a college fund for Tripp that gets used as a college for Tripp, i'll jack it on a sidewalk in San Diego at that time.

      I'm not too worried...

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    3. Anonymous6:21 PM

      Shut up

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    4. Anonymous6:23 PM

      "...i'll jack it on a sidewalk in San Diego at that time."

      Blast from the past!

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    5. Anonymous7:26 PM

      You have got to be kidding. Every decision she has made is for Tripp's future? What future is that? Presenting him as a spoiled brat on a reality tv show is great for his future? Basing a reality tv show called Life's A Tripp" is helping her kid?

      What "F' up planet do you have to live on where a Mom can sell her kid and show him in the worst possible light to make a buck.The highlight of Life's A Tripp was Tripp saying Faggot and "I hate you" and kicking his Aunt.

      He will never go to college because there is no course in smile for a photo op. Palins don't believe in education in Palin land you get by on your looks or your infamy an article about your sorry life in TMZ pays baby! Tripp wears expensive clothes, Nike, Under Armour while Trig wears wrinkled Walmart t shirts . That tells you all you need to know about Sarah Palin. Am i the only one who has noticed this? She takes a photo of Trig wearing a cheap wrinkled T shirt at school.

      This is a multi millionare disclosing just how much she loves poor DS Trig.I want to see Trig in Nike shoes and expensive clothes! Sarah Palin has no motherly instincts ,none.Jesus Christ at least you could iron the kids shirt before you post a pic of him. You lousy self centered idiot.

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    6. Anonymous7:49 PM

      LOL
      He has to finish high school first with good grades. Odds are not in his favor given family history.

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    7. Anonymous7:54 PM

      LMAO! Tripp is half Palin, he would never be smart enough to go to college.

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    8. Anonymous8:13 PM

      7:54, sorry but it goes further than 50% for Tripp. Levi is a nice guy, but not very bright.

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    9. Anonymous10:45 PM

      Only because she was required to under California law. Entertainment earnings in CA belong to the minor, not the family. Additionally, it's required that 15% of earnings go into a special trust account that can only be touched by the minor at 18 years of age, or emancipation. That's why the separate account.

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    10. Anonymous5:26 AM

      Tripp will have some girl knocked up long before graduation, maybe more than one. He is much more likely to follow his Uncle Track that anyone else. The clan takes him on their drunken brawl excursions, so he will be learning how to behave!!

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    11. Anonymous11:18 AM

      Once, Again, someone saw Bristol on the debate stage and just HAD to bring up her most salient political wisdom. But my opinion differs, Bristol wasn't on stage, she's not running for anything, and the last person to advise other people on parenting issues is Bristol Palin and her ex husbands. Oh wait, she was never married, oh well, she's got plenty of time to find a husband between pushing out babies and living vibrantly. College fund for Tripp? Already? Dream on. He'll get a full scholarship with Levi's brains and looks. Then she can get more fat sucked out, plastic surgery, and write moar buks.
      If she were smart, she'd get a gig selling pee sticks. She so famously pledged, on Oprah's show, she "would never have sex again unless she's married" Oprah tried to give her an out, and she vehemently dug her manolo balonics in the rug and proclaimed to the world "Furreal Furreal, honest no more sex until marriage" She lied about that, and she lied about the college fund. She's spending money treading water trying to be famous like the Kardashians OR she's shooting for "19 and counting part deux"

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  18. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Has anyone else notice the "canned" laughter after every blurt from these assclowns ? It's so obvious. Duh.

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    1. Anonymous6:21 PM

      The "audience" does seem way eager to applaude all the sound bites.

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  19. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, in 2005, defending the absolute right of a sitting president to nominate judges.

    "The Constitution of the United States is at stake. Article II, Section 2 clearly provides that the President, and the President alone, nominates judges. The Senate is empowered to give advice and consent. But my Democratic colleagues want to change the rules. They want to reinterpret the Constitution to require a supermajority for confirmation. In effect, they would take away the power to nominate from the President and grant it to a minority of 41 Senators."
    "[T]he Republican conference intends to restore the principle that, regardless of party, any President's judicial nominees, after full debate, deserve a simple up-or-down vote. I know that some of our colleagues wish that restoration of this principle were not required. But it is a measured step that my friends on the other side of the aisle have unfortunately made necessary. For the first time in 214 years, they have changed the Senate's 'advise and consent' responsibilities to 'advise and obstruct.'"

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    1. Anonymous7:55 PM

      this is classic Mitch, who voted for Kennedy in 1988 (election year). do you have a link by chance?

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    2. Anonymous7:57 PM

      nvm - I found one:
      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/2/13/1484831/-Sen-Mitch-McConnell-in-2005-The-President-and-the-President-alone-nominates-judges

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  20. Anonymous6:39 PM

    I don't think Donald will win the SC primary.

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    1. Anonymous7:53 PM

      Donald isn't going to do well in any of the southern states.

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    2. Anonymous4:15 AM

      You know what? F the religious whackadoos in the southern states. Why should the entire country be held hostage to the malignant dysfunctionals?

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  21. Jeb's dog whistle: he said he had a servant's heart.

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    1. Was that serpent's heart?

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    2. Anita Winecooler11:22 AM

      Nah I distinctly heard "A Sturgeon's fart"

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  22. Anonymous7:16 PM

    A Sarah there lending her support???

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    1. Anonymous7:33 PM

      Commercial flight if she actually does.
      If not, expect a yuuuuuuuge excuse.
      Victim oriented.

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    2. Anonymous5:28 AM

      With her stupid sign. Where's here stupid sign. And her hobbit too.

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  23. Anonymous7:38 PM

    ANOTHER? Why?

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  24. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Did they all manage to find their way to the stage tonight?

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  25. Anonymous8:00 PM

    Dear GOP,
    Cállate pendejos.
    Graciás.

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  26. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Cnn, dork erin only shows fighting so people will watch. Cheap tv.

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  27. Anonymous8:07 PM

    Yahoos. And they are wanting to be POTUS, the best country in the world. Yahoos.

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  28. Anonymous9:12 PM

    "Live from the GOP Debate, it's Saturday Night!"

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/02/13/the-cbs-republican-debate-transcript-annotated/

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    1. I can't wait for SNL, John Oliver, Bill Maher and the late night shows to cover this debate, plus "The Scalia Effect" this coming week.

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  29. Anonymous12:36 AM

    That was an especially ugly debate. I almost felt embarrassed for my republican friends.

    Jeb! needs to give up on trying to take Trump on. It never works.

    God help me, I was cheering when Trump pointed out that 3,000 dead Americans on 9/11 doesn't qualify as "keeping us safe"

    So $arah. One of your personal pet projects lately has been shutting down Planned Parenthood. And there is your buddy Trump saying that PP has done good things. I'm curious, $arah. How big of a check will Donald have to write for you to do another 180 and start extolling the virtues of Planned Parenthood for your sugar daddy Trump?

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  30. Anonymous1:54 AM

    My hands down favorite part was when Marco Rubio said Ted Cruz didn't speak Spanish

    And Cruz responded by going all Ricky Ricardo and started yelling at Rubio in Spanish.

    "LUUUUUUUCY!!"

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      @Anonymous 1:54 AM

      My hands down favorite part was when Marco Rubio said Ted Cruz didn't speak Spanish

      And Cruz responded by going all Ricky Ricardo and started yelling at Rubio in Spanish.

      "LUUUUUUUCY!!"
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      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  31. Anonymous6:41 AM

    I wish Chris Christie could have been there for the pile on.

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  32. Anita Winecooler11:33 AM

    I wasted my time, taped it, and watched the barn raising today, got halfway through and felt like Alice in the looking glass. It's the same old same old. Jeb loves his brother, he protected us (WTF?) Trump got boo'ed, look on that thing he calls a face was priceless. Rubio lost it, and Cruz made an ass of himself, as usual. It looked like a knife fight, where everyone forgot their knives.
    Shouting over each other, attacking people's families, and kissing evangelical asses left and right. The Scalia Tribute was puke worthy, and they're already obstructing anyone he puts up to the senate for a vote. Why? White House, Black President.
    The constitution the GOP holds so dear calls for it, yet they don't "interpret" it that way. The Declaration of Independence isn't a living document? What school did they go to? Palin's school of Paul Revere and the British soldiers. Is this what they call "Amerrycan exceptionalism"?

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  33. Anita Winecooler11:36 AM

    Forgot to mention, someone on flummoxed gnus made a comment about Scalia being dead, and POTUS didn't have the decency to wear a tie when he made his statement. Seriously? A man's dead, the President gave an impromptu speech, and they're upset over a tie??????

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  34. Anonymous1:44 PM

    I watched the gop debate. And? I was disappointed that trump did not bring up cruz's citizenship. I found it tasteless to begin the debate with the death of scalia. And to attack family? no no no. It was predictable, scary, and gee o golly miss molly....hang on America. Mr toads wild ride here we go. Hope.

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