Friday, January 15, 2016

"The GOP Debate From Hell"

Ok, I did tune into the GOP debate last night - very briefly - but the general tenor of the loaded questions asked by the FOX Business channel  bunch - combined with the barrage of clownish, ignorant answers from the 7 on stage nitwits  - became too much so that after twenty minutes I had to 'phone it in.' There is a limit to how much bare bullshit a person can absorb at one time.

Anyway, for those who wish to see a take that pretty well agrees with mine - but which P.M. Carpenter had the energy and ambition to actually write, here is the link to his piece "A GOP Debate from Hell".


"Two ghastly hours of infantile Obama-bashing and Clinton-cussing; a vile, vertiginous romp through the most exotic of right-wing fantasylands; and the shocking, unspeakable realization that the degenerate Donald Trump is probably the most presidentially capable among the whole squalid bunch. That was my Thursday night. How was yours?

It was at times unbearable. By 9:15 Eastern I was praying for 11:00 p.m. Eastern. When 11:01 came and they were still at it, I turned it off; I turned off the wrenching spectacle out of a surfeit of wrench. The assault on one's consciousness, the rape of national dignity, the unprecedented degradation of the presidential chase itself — all were almost indescribably brutal.

The only honorable moment came in Trump's eloquent defense — in response to the immeasurably offensive Ted Cruz — of New Yorkers. Otherwise hateful untruths, distortions, slanders and fashionably partisan stupidity gushed from the stage in malevolent torrents.

No, Hillary Clinton is not under FBI investigation; yes, Christie did support the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor; no, presidents don't go to war over poor navigation; yes, astronomical tariffs have been proposed by The Donald; no, the answer to stopping mass shootings is not "simple"; yes, the mere mention of "New York values" will always amuse the tee-heeing rubes; and no the United States is not weak, it still has a monstrous military and a monstrous military budget to prove it."

As for the next Dem debate - which ought to be a hum dinger as Bernie's poll numbers tie or exceed Hillary's - that will be scheduled on MSNBC at 9:30 p.m. ET  - after the last NFL playoff game Sunday, between the Steelers and Broncos.  Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her DNC crew now need to hope the game doesn't go into double overtime thereby depressing the numbers of viewers.

But hey, in a way that's just what the Hill-allied DNC wants to keep Bernie's name profile low. It won't work.

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