Last night’s Republican debate was so tightly managed and rehearsed that it revealed almost nothing about any of the candidates. That is, unless you weren’t already aware that they hate President Obama, Hillary Clinton, immigrants, taxes, healthcare, Muslims, and generally believe that America is weak and in danger of being destroy forever by some desert rats. Other than that…
The severity of the GOP contempt for all things Democratic and progressive was in abundant display. So much so that it was causing the debaters to articulate a cacophony of utterly asinine rhetoric aimed at the absent objects of their disaffection. And as a public service, News Corpse has compiled a few of the worst mind farts of the evening.
Chris Christie starts us off with a chilling threat for the President saying that “We are going to kick your butt out of the White House come this fall.”
I’m sure Obama is shaking in his boots. Even though he knows that he will be living in the presidential abode until next winter. And when he leaves it will be because his second term has expired and not because of anything that Christie or his GOP goons might do. What’s more, there is a better than even shot that the next resident of the White House will be another Democrat, but a decidely long shot that it would be Christie.
Donald Trump is next and, as usual, gives us a rich buffet of stupid from which to choose. For now I’ll go with his answer to the question “Are there any circumstances that you think we should be limiting gun sales of any kind in America?” Trump said abruptly “NO!”
So The Donald is cool with the the unlimited sales of assault weapons, semi-automatics, automatics, grenade launchers, howitzers, etc. Additionally, his answer stipulates no limits on either guns or sales. So purchasers can be felons, or domestic abusers, or mentally ill, or terrorists. This is the sort of answer that can only come from someone who hasn’t bothered to think through the question. And wouldn’t that be a great attribute for a president?
Jeb Bush exhibited a unique form of delusion saying that “The idea that somehow we’re better off today than the day that Barack Obama was inaugurated president of the United States is totally an alternative universe.”
Does Jeb have the ability to recall that day seven years ago? The economy had just suffered its worst decline since the Great Depression. The stock market lost almost half its value. Unemployment soared to 10%. And some of the nations biggest financial and manufacturing concerns had to be bailed out by the government or disappear. Since then the stock market has more than doubled (even with the declines that occurred this week). Unemployment is down to 5%. America’s auto industry had its best year ever in 2015. Osama Bin Laden is quite dead, along with hundreds of other Al Qaeda and ISIS leaders. And yet, Bush seems to wish that we could return to the precarious position that his brother put the nation in due to his shoddy economic policies, tax cuts for rich, and embarking on two wars.
Marco Rubio is among the right-wingers who believe that there is nothing to fear but let’s all be afraid anyway. He fretted that “There is a war against ISIS, not just against ISIS but against radical jihadists terrorists, and it is a war that they win or we win.”
This is the same nonsense propounded by the rest of the GOP field. They actually think that under some bizarre circumstance ISIS could defeat the United States and compel our surrender. That is just ludicrous. Sure, they can do serious harm to individuals with terrorist tactics, but that’s a long way from a military defeat. The combined forces of Germany, Italy, and Japan could not beat the U.S. Only a an idiot would think that ISIS can.
Ben Carson didn’t add much to this debate. But he did preface his first answer by saying that “I’m very happy to get a question this early on. I was going to ask you to wake me up when that time came.”
The good doctor should know better than to open with a joke about falling asleep when the single most ridiculed part od his persona is that he seems to be on the verge of slumber at all times.
Ted Cruz seemed to think it would be a good idea to insult everyone in New York saying derisively that “I think most people know exactly what New York values are.”
Not only does that demean some twenty million Americans, it gave Trump an opening to play the 9/11 card. But this attitude isn’t new. Republicans have been openly hostile to much of America just because of political differences. They also hate Hollywood, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Austin, Chicago, Boston, and more. It’s a peculiar brand of selective patriotism.
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These are the candidates that Republicans have to choose from. For the time being being they seem to be leaning toward the goofiest one in the bunch. And they don’t seem to care that Trump has based his entire campaign on self-exaltation, insults and lies (see the Trump Bullshitopedia). Maybe Republican voters are simply settling for Trump because the rest of the roster is equally ridiculous. They have resigned themselves to the fate that, if we’re gonna be stuck a preposterous candidate, why not go for the gold?
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If any one of these ‘men’ gets anywhere near the White House, the entire world is in trouble.
I chose not to watch the puberty challenged debate last night. And today, I been given excellent reasons why I was right. These trolls, not a one of whom is qualified to be president of anything, lack intelligence, statesmanship, logic, and diplomacy. God forbid anyone of them becomes president during any kind of international crisis where diplomacy is a must. We would be at war in minutes, ready or not. Add to their inability to think logically, I am frightened by how poorly they can defend their positions. It’s all schoolyard bullies, to my mind. And I will condemn each one, from Trump to Cruz to Bush to Christie as being way in over their heads. Can’t the Republicans come up with any truly qualified candidates? But then who would really want to serve on that ticket with its hate agenda, its war on women and immigrants and its attacks on universal healthcare. I am embarrassed when I am in Europe with my friends there who find us laughingstocks. They are so far ahead of us in social services, it is painful.
Well, Russell, the way I look at them in regard to taxes is that they’re the real “welfare queens/kings” who are looking for something for nothing. What cheap b*stard expects top notch services to be delivered on demand and doesn’t want to pay for them? Hugh Hewett described republicans accurately recently when he said they don’t value facts, what they look for in a politician is someone they think is strong.” I expect he’ll get a lot of push-back from the RW rank and filers for this, but based on my observations over a 40+ year period, I think his description is very accurate. Trump is one of the most foul-mouthed individuals on the planet. He doesn’t monitor anything that comes from his mouth, including profanity, but the mouth-breathers never complain, they just laugh along with him and talk about how they “love” an outsider. Hell, if they think Trump is an outsider, they’ must also believe the moon is made of cheese. I was reading today that many “establishment” republicans are very upset that Trump is still leading their chosen candidates, but they shouldn’t be because when they said nothing when the ugly behavior began years ago, they gave their silent consent to the rise of the likes of Trump, Cruz, Fiorina, Santorum, Christie, Carson, and the otherliars in the GOP/TP KKKlown Kar. It’s too late to panic now. One doesn’t try to rein in a bad child after the kid has become a teenager, one steps in the first time the child begins to exhibit unacceptable behavior. The establishment tools sat on their butts and watched the TPers and other far right nutters take over their party, and because they won some congressional elections, they were fine with it. Now that their goal is occupying the WH in 2017, and the Frankensteins are on the rampage, they don’t know what to do. I have zero sympathy for them. None. Zilch. Zip. Nada.
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