Clusterfuck Revisited – The #CNNDebate

SIMI VALLEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Rick Santorum, George Pataki, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Huckabee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX),  Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand onstage during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates.  (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
SIMI VALLEY, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Rick Santorum, George Pataki, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Huckabee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand onstage during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

So I watched as much of it as I could stomach.

Almost the whole thing.

Actually, my DVR cut off the end of it and I found myself all little grateful.

Relieved.

I’d had enough.

Here’s what I learned:

The most important issue America faces today is the funding of Planned Parenthood.  All them goddamn job stealing Mexican rapists is second.  Third,  America is being bullied by every country from Mexico to China so we need to spend even more money to  somehow rebuild what is already the most powerful and well funded military the human race has ever seen.  A globally celebrated deal with Iran to prevent them from enriching material to build a nuclear weapon is a deliberate betrayal of Israel that will inevitably lead to the apocalypse comes in at number four.  Last but not least and a solid number five, is Donald Trump’s acuity for substance free ad hominem improvisation.

Also:

Carly Fiorina has poise, charisma, specifics and is completely full of shit.  She won the debate for the biggest lie about a fully formed fetus, heart beating, legs kicking, being kept alive so it’s brain could be harvested.  Unfuckingbelievable.  Jeb Bush is a weak chinned wuss that thinks Margaret Thatcher should be pictured on American currency.  Chris Christie is the last dipshit in America who thinks marijuana is a gateway drug.  Donald Trump will solve EVERYTHING by getting along with EVERYONE even though he’s a belligerent asshole. George W. Bush kept us safe because 911 never happened despite the aftermath, which was a bonus.  Ronald  Reagan, notwithstanding selling weapons to Iran for six years and flooding our inner cities with crack as well as presiding over the most indicted, arrested and convicted administration in American history,  is virtually indistinguishable from Jesus by anyone running for president as a republican.

Rand Paul, despite being a hypocritical, plagiarizing, racist, was sane, sensible and compassionate on the issues of national drug policy and American aggression.  It was the only fresh air all evening.

It was exactly the festival of outrageous mendacity and deliberate fomentation of fear appropriate for the level of emotional intelligence that has become the common denominator for the republican party as a whole.

Drinks for my friends.

Reblogged from Brain Spank 

Watch Hillary Clinton’s ad mocking the Republican debate

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is out with a light-hearted new ad that makes a serious point about Wednesday night’s CNN Republican presidential primary debate: There wasn’t much talk about kitchen-table issues that animate Democrats.

The 89-second Web ad flashes a series of issues on the screen — paid family leave, making college and child care more affordable, equal pay for women and protecting voting rights — and shows breaks in the action Wednesday when candidates weren’t speaking. At one point the audio flips to the sound of crickets chirping.

To be fair, the Republican candidates responded to the set of questions they were asked by moderators Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt — which focused mainly on foreign policy, immigration and taxes rather than how Republican candidates might create or expand government programs. But still, the phrase “middle class” was uttered just three times by candidates, according to Time’s transcript of the debate.

“Here’s what they talked about instead,” the ad says in bold letters.

It includes clips of several of the Republican candidates bragging that they had de-funded Planned Parenthood in their home states, capped off by what might have been Carly Fiorina’s most awkward moment of an otherwise strong debate performance.

“I’d like to link these two issues, both of which are incredibly important: Iran and Planned Parenthood,” Fiorina says.

Donald Trump is shown talking about how people should speak English, not Spanish, in the US, and the ad includes 15 consecutive takes of the Republican candidates saying “Hillary Clinton.”

“But as for any ideas that would make the country better?” the ad asks. And then it returns to silent outtakes from the debate footage.

The point Clinton’s team is trying to make is that Republicans are bickering over issues that aren’t as important to people’s daily lives as the ones she’s talking about — such as family leave and college affordability. Whether or not that seems true to Republicans or independents, it’s red meat for Democratic primary voters who think Republicans aren’t speaking to their needs.

~ by  for VOX

On a positive note: CNN finally found a plane…

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