First the debate, courtesy of The Guardian:
But this debate veered fully into absurdity somewhere around the third time thatDonald Trump told the actual truth about things that actually happened in actual history and was booed by the audience for his trouble. After stating that the Bush administration lied to the American people in order to drum up support for the war in Iraq, failed to keep us safe on 9/11 and passed up opportunities to assassinate Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks, the sheer mutual antagonism between the candidates and a furious audience caused something between Trump and Bush to come thoroughly unglued. Then, they simply began arguing like two people with mutual antipathy towards one another rather than politicians.
From there, the madness spread through the debate: a great circle of abuse spun around fast enough to fling all sense away. Rubio hates Cruz who hates Trump who hates Bush who hates Trump who hates Cruz who hates Rubio.
The crosstalk overwhelmed all comers and CBS moderator John Dickerson lost all control (apart from Carson and Kasich, whose brand-management plans forbade them from joining in). Eventually Dickerson asked Carson a question just to silence the bickering, forcing the candidates to stand there with the pained/patient expressions that adults have at weddings when the ring bearers give a reading as Carson slowly answered.
In any other circumstance outside of a reality TV show, this debate would be considered a catastrophe for all involved. It was stupid; every last one of those men should go home and be berated by someone they love.
In other words it was a fiasco. Even Frank Luntz agreed…
Well apparently the audience was loaded with anti-Trump supporters. Whose idea was that Reince Preibus?
I nearly fell off my chair today when I heard Trump say he supported PP ( although not for abortions.) What are Sarah’s fans going to make of that? Of course, she agreed with Mitch McConnell on The Senate not even having a hearing on whomever Obama nominates to replace Scalia. Strangely enough, some of her fans disagreed with this. Not many, but a few here and there.
I still can’t get over how Mitch McConnell came straight out and said that. Scalia’s body was barely cold. Why does the Republican party suddenly think it can change the rules and demand that PO wait for the next president instead to nominate a new judge? That is unheard of.
Will American citizens stand for this and will it affect the GOP’s chances in the election? I don’t have a clue!