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Sun Feb 14, 2016, 04:36 PM

Charles P. Pierce: The Republican Debate Finally Proved It's Not Trump Who Has Lost His Mind

How does that freak show not blow up the party's claim to have serious policies to help govern the country? How does that carnival of unimaginative invective add up to a governing philosophy? How does that massive, chewy clusterfck add up to a single rational moment of human thought? I don't care if these guys believe in evolution or not, but they at least should try to demonstrate while they're on TV that, somehow, we've come a respectable distance as a species since we tottered out of Olduvai Gorge. I've seen better organized riots. I've heard more coherent dialogue from cats mating in an alley. I once heard a squirrel being eaten by a coyote. The squirrel had better manners while it was being devoured, and was better spoken besides. Christ above, somebody separate these clowns before they hurt their brains some more. Tailgunner Ted Cruz said more than he knows, not least because he doesn't know what "literally" means.

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a42147/republican-debate-recap/


And he's just warming up.

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Reply Charles P. Pierce: The Republican Debate Finally Proved It's Not Trump Who Has Lost His Mind (Original post)
bluedigger Feb 2016 OP
malaise Feb 2016 #1
yourout Feb 2016 #2
grasswire Feb 2016 #3
Arazi Feb 2016 #4
lindysalsagal Feb 2016 #5
JackRiddler Feb 2016 #7
Volaris Feb 2016 #12
Mbrow Feb 2016 #18
PatrynXX Feb 2016 #22
MH1 Feb 2016 #6
MH1 Feb 2016 #8
AlbertCat Feb 2016 #9
Wounded Bear Feb 2016 #10
mcar Feb 2016 #11
LiberalAndProud Feb 2016 #13
hifiguy Feb 2016 #14
sarge43 Feb 2016 #19
spanone Feb 2016 #15
Paper Roses Feb 2016 #16
sarge43 Feb 2016 #17
meow2u3 Feb 2016 #40
sarge43 Feb 2016 #42
wheniwasincongress Feb 2016 #20
Zorro Feb 2016 #21
Jack Rabbit Feb 2016 #23
LibDemAlways Feb 2016 #24
hibbing Feb 2016 #35
LibDemAlways Feb 2016 #39
DinahMoeHum Feb 2016 #25
saltpoint Feb 2016 #26
DirkGently Feb 2016 #27
deathrind Feb 2016 #28
DonCoquixote Feb 2016 #29
lark Feb 2016 #30
ChazInAz Feb 2016 #34
sarge43 Feb 2016 #43
libodem Feb 2016 #31
skepticscott Feb 2016 #38
LineLineLineNew Reply .
libodem Feb 2016 #41
LiberalLovinLug Feb 2016 #45
AllyCat Feb 2016 #32
Blue_Tires Feb 2016 #33
Major Hogwash Feb 2016 #36
eilen Feb 2016 #37
2banon Feb 2016 #44
Bohemianwriter Feb 2016 #46

Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 04:38 PM

1. This

Tailgunner Ted Cruz said more than he knows, not least because he doesn't know what "literally" means.


He said he was going to nominate and confirm a most conservative judge. Poor fool.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 04:40 PM

2. lol.....good stuff.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 04:53 PM

3. LOLOL

Oh lordy. He's so good.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 04:54 PM

4. one of my favorite writers bar none!!!

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:03 PM

5. "I've seen better organized riots."

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:43 PM

7. A proper riot needs good organization.

 

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:12 PM

12. My favorite was

I saw a squirrel get eaten by a coyote--
and the squirrel had better manners.

Pierce is the publishable/respectable version of the Rude Pundit.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:31 PM

18. I am fond of

"cats mating in an alley"

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:38 PM

22. taken right out of chariots of fire I swear

ol Sam talking about the running event organized? I've seen better organized riots

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:28 PM

6. New feature recommendation for DU: auto-rec for Charlie Pierce posts.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:44 PM

8. Right out of the gate ...

Well, there it was, on a stage in South Carolina, the prion disease that has been afflicting the Republican party since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains almost 40 years ago broke out into the general population.


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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:53 PM

9. Serious observations and questions:

 

How does that freak show not blow up the party's claim to have serious policies to help govern the country? How does that carnival of unimaginative invective add up to a governing philosophy? How does that massive, chewy clusterfck add up to a single rational moment of human thought?


These are SERIOUS QUESTIONS. They should be asked (in these exact words) by every Democrat in office. And every voter.


The GOP hasn't done any governing for 16 years now. SIXTEEN YEARS. Girls born to conservative families when they stopped doing any governing are now old enough to go to those creepy Father/Daughter purity dance thingies! It's taken less time for New Horizons to reach Pluto!

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:55 PM

10. K & R ......

for the afternoon crowd.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:08 PM

11. Pierce is a genius

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:13 PM

13. ouch

"We saw two sons of Cuban emigres duke it out over who can make the lives of Hispanic immigrants more miserable."

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:17 PM

14. Charlie manages to combine elegant writing,

 

flamethrowing invective and LOL humor into something marvelously his own.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:32 PM

19. Excellent summation

''flamethrowing invective" No prisoners.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:22 PM

15. spot on!!!

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:28 PM

16. I gave up watching. My evening shower was more exciting and more comforting.

I feel a little sorry for my 'R' friends. They are carrying a huge load of 'embarrassed'.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:30 PM

17. "I've heard more coherent dialogue from cats mating in an alley."

Apparently, Pierce could never bring himself to listen to Sarah Palin talking to herself.

Also adore, "....they at least should try to demonstrate while they're on TV that, somehow, we've come a respectable distance as a species since we tottered out of Olduvai Gorge."

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 11:04 PM

40. Sarah Palin would drive the cats to find another alley to mate in

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #40)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 07:30 AM

42. Palin would drive them to take a vow of chasity n/t

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:32 PM

20. March 3rd is another Fox debate

with Megyn Kelly can't wait to know if Trump will go. I'm guessing he won't, again!

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:33 PM

21. Last night's Republican "debate" was an embarrassment and disgrace to the nation

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 07:16 PM

23. You're right. Trump never lost his mind.

Like the Frat Boy or Mother Mooseburger, he never had one to lose.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 07:22 PM

24. While laugh out loud funny, this is also

a damning commentary on the pitiful state of the Republican Party and on American stupidity in general. How dumb does a person have to be to want to cast a ballot for any of these morons? And there are millions who do. Makes me embarrassed to be a US citizen.

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 04:35 PM

35. And look at all the statehouses they control

Some of the states that have turned to the dark side astound me.


Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 10:46 PM

39. I saw it with my own eyes and ears when

Arnold Schwarzenegger was on the ballot in California. A group of dumbasses in line in back of me at the polling place were gleeful to be able to vote for "The Terminator." Stupidity knows no boundaries. It's everywhere.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 07:36 PM

25. Trump = ". . .vulgar talking yam. . ."

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 07:39 PM

26. One of the best out there right now,

if not the very best, period.

Love Charles Pierce.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 07:41 PM

27. Amen, Charlie.

Amen.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 08:12 PM

28. Very good read. N/T

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 08:36 PM

29. with all due respect

"God, it was great television, though. They should have held the damn thing in an octagon"

With all due respect, comparing UFC fighters to the GOP clown car is an insult The only way the UFC should be involved in this as if all thoses clowns were thrown into the Octagon with the likes of Chuck Mcgregor, Ronda Rousey, Jon "bones" Jones and Vanderlei Silva. Give the UFC fighter titanium brass knuckles, and in five minutes, the world would be a better places as the clowns would be sent to join Fat Tony Scalia in Hell.

Sarcasm flag to appease the wilting flowers.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 02:40 PM

30. Absolutely love his writing.

He's so cogent and makes such great and appropriate comparisons.

Keep 'em coming, Charles, you both educate us and make us laugh at the same time with your well turned phrases and comparisons. You totally rock and get it!

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Response to lark (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:46 PM

34. Y'know something?

With our current state of politics, I've really been missing Ambrose Bierce, but Charles will do nicely 'til Ambrose gets back from his Mexican vacation.

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Response to ChazInAz (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 10:10 AM

43. Dear Mark Twain would do a number on them.

Bierce and Twain would appauld Charles' efforts.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:01 PM

31. This is from a Republican

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Response to libodem (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 10:26 PM

38. One wonders how the fuck

 

he stays a Republican and can still look at himself in the mirror every morning.

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 11:54 PM

41. .

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 04:27 PM

45. Simple

Very few of the .1% do not consider making money their religion. This kind of freedom of religion is very important to them. There are few examples of empathetic, more socially conscience billionaires like Warren Buffett or Bill Gates. No, God put them on earth to use as much of their progressively enlarging capital to make even more capital. Just watch Shark Tank. Cuban always waits for the Big money deals. Even if some business idea is proven, if it doesn't make, by the time they go to ST, over $100,000 a year, he is OUT.

And Republicans are overall the most prostrate towards them of all the politicians. They will squeeze as much from average American tax dollars to hand to them, or cut as much as they can from their already low tax "burden".

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:11 PM

32. OMG that is funny!! "more coherent dialogue from cats mating in an alley"

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:20 PM

33. brilliant..

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:22 PM

36. "I've seen better organized riots."

Shit, I've seen better organized pillow fights at sleepovers my daughters held when they were in grammer school!!!

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:34 PM

37. I'm torn.

I missed this debate. I thought about watching it on YouTube but... I don't know if I want to risk the loss of brain cells. Republicans debating can lower the IQ. I have seen it happen to people on a steady diet of Fox News.

But it sounds like it was hilariously horrifying.. or horrifyingly hilarious.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:42 PM

44. Love his writings.. excellent well done!

 

thank you for posting!

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 10:17 PM

46. Dr. Gonzo's worst acid trips...

 

couldn't have topped the republican race today.

The lizards have come alive and are on stage!

I think they are using Sarah Palin as their debate mentor.

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