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Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:19 PM

Who Is Watching

Who here plans on watching the republican debate? I hope that lots of people here are tuning in for the circus.

What I’m really hoping for are a few discussion threads where DU community members set aside their Democratic Party’s primary contest, and take a real hard look at the republican candidates. I know that there have been numerous OP/threads in recent months talking about the republican field. But tonight, I believe we are going to see a few of their candidates trying to shift into higher gear.

I’m not interested in advocating our candidate as the “lesser-of-two-evils.” But, in this instance, besides thinking our candidates are good, I am convinced that the republicans are pushing an evil agenda. And so I’m interested in everyone’s opinion on them

Peace,
H2O Man

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H2O Man Feb 2016 OP
Punkingal Feb 2016 #1
Lochloosa Feb 2016 #2
TCJ70 Feb 2016 #3
livetohike Feb 2016 #4
bigwillq Feb 2016 #5
stonecutter357 Feb 2016 #6
Backwoodsrider Feb 2016 #7
DesertRat Feb 2016 #12
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #8
Backwoodsrider Feb 2016 #10
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #13
H2O Man Feb 2016 #15
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #18
DesertRat Feb 2016 #9
Live and Learn Feb 2016 #11
napi21 Feb 2016 #14
H2O Man Feb 2016 #16
Rocky the Leprechaun Feb 2016 #17
TCJ70 Feb 2016 #19
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #20
madamesilverspurs Feb 2016 #21
H2O Man Feb 2016 #22
Punkingal Feb 2016 #24
Lochloosa Feb 2016 #23
NJCher Feb 2016 #25
pangaia Feb 2016 #26
Punkingal Feb 2016 #27
MissDeeds Feb 2016 #31
orpupilofnature57 Feb 2016 #28
Gregorian Feb 2016 #29
Gregorian Feb 2016 #30
Gregorian Feb 2016 #32
Gregorian Feb 2016 #33
Gregorian Feb 2016 #34
Gregorian Feb 2016 #35
MissDeeds Feb 2016 #37
Fumesucker Feb 2016 #36
MissDeeds Feb 2016 #39
Kilgore Feb 2016 #42
MissDeeds Feb 2016 #43
Kilgore Feb 2016 #47
MissDeeds Feb 2016 #49
Kilgore Feb 2016 #53
MissDeeds Feb 2016 #54
MerryBlooms Feb 2016 #38
Gregorian Feb 2016 #40
Punkingal Feb 2016 #41
Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #44
Gregorian Feb 2016 #45
Gregorian Feb 2016 #48
TCJ70 Feb 2016 #46
H2O Man Feb 2016 #59
TCJ70 Feb 2016 #60
Gregorian Feb 2016 #50
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #51
DesertRat Feb 2016 #56
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #62
TCJ70 Feb 2016 #52
Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #55
DesertRat Feb 2016 #57
Gregorian Feb 2016 #58
Gregorian Feb 2016 #61
Avalux Feb 2016 #63
TCJ70 Feb 2016 #64
Gregorian Feb 2016 #65
Gregorian Feb 2016 #66
H2O Man Feb 2016 #67

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:21 PM

1. I will if I can stand it...had to turn the last one off after 10 minutes.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:22 PM

2. I'll be right there with you.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:23 PM

3. I've watched all but one debate, Republican and Democratic...

...I won't be missing this one.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:25 PM

4. I'll be watching. I will close my eyes when Trump and Cruz are

talking 😊.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:29 PM

5. I don't watch debates (nt)

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:40 PM

6. I don't do republicons.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:47 PM

7. which station?

The gov'ners might make a scene this evening

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Response to Backwoodsrider (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:50 PM

12. On ABC. It starts in a few minutes

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:47 PM

8. I watch all the debates and then read transcripts when possible..they're even better

in many ways. It is important to hear them and what they're telling the American
voter.

Rubio is the one to watch, he seems to be gaining steam and is their adorable
neocon establishment guy. He talks to the young conservatives and tries to
relate to their college debt and may be successful at reigning in enough
Hispanic voters who are socially conservative.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:50 PM

10. yes I wonder if RNC told group to lay off Rubio?

and if that group of royal used car salespeople will listen...

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Response to Backwoodsrider (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:53 PM

13. I don't know but it seems clear the establishment does not want Trump or Cruz.

Rubio could be a challenge for Democrats, somewhat, but he has to
manage the Hispanic vote much better and he seems to be going
in that direction.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:09 PM

15. Yep.

Some of the establishment's elders aren't fond of Rubio. Bush the Elder's buddies still have some juice in their party. So, some of the establishment thinks Rubio is their best bet; while others are telling the other establishment candidates to knee-cap him tonight.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:15 PM

18. Yea and if Jeb gets a bump tonight I will be shocked, I just don't see how he pulls it off. n/t



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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:50 PM

9. I will. I watch all the debates n/t

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:50 PM

11. Of course I will, I love clown shows. nt

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:08 PM

14. I too have watched every debate from both parties, and will watch this one too.

I can't very well give a good argument against the Pubs and for ours if I don't listen to all sides.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:10 PM

16. Glad that people

are watching ....though I understand completely while others aren't going to.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:11 PM

17. Nah. I'm watching the pre Super Bowl thing

 

I'm hoping that TD gets the call tonight.

None of the clowns are going to beat either.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:31 PM

19. Can we discuss the debate here...

...or not because it's a Republican debate. It might be a unifying moment because these folks are nuts.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:33 PM

20. Rubio: Obama knows exactly what he's doing..he is trying to make the US like the rest of the world

LOL

That Obama is sooo cwazy.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:35 PM

21. Someone should tell Rubio

that Obama isn't running again.

Ye gods.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:39 PM

22. He is

embarrassing himself, but doesn't realize it.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:42 PM

24. Christie was right, Rubio has his canned speeches he uses all the time.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:40 PM

23. God, what babies

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:43 PM

25. watching

Came in here looking for a comment thread for this debate.


Cher

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:46 PM

26. Marvin Blankfine, or whoever he is,

couldn't pay me enough to watch that shit.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:48 PM

27. The Donald seems kind of low key tonight.

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:59 PM

31. I thought so too

 

Looks like he got a dye job while he was in NYC. The squirrel nest is less yellow, more medium brown.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:49 PM

28. I am going to TRY get my wife to wrap her arms around that right now , she watching ' Chopped '

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:55 PM

29. Cruz made it very clear he is for business growth by whatever means.

Trump just got the contract, and no one has even voted.

War, walls, whatever.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:57 PM

30. Christie, leadership should fight for what they want. Top-down command. Ignore the pleas eat pizza.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:59 PM

32. Trump wants competive health care.

He seems to actually care. But the problem is his context is from the opposite side of the corporate wall than the people.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:00 PM

33. Cruz appealing to old people and fear. Socialized medicine will lead to no help at all.. Arrrrhgh,

Run for the hills!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:02 PM

34. Never mind what he's saying, Ben Carson doesn't sound crazy right now. Still insurance based.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:04 PM

35. Trump is droning on about emminen domain. What are these people talking about? Arguing now.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #35)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:08 PM

37. Trump is getting booed repeatedly

 

This is great, they are eating their own. Wonder who will come out on top.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:05 PM

36. Take a shot every time they say something stupid and it's much more enjoyable

For a while anyway but the next day dawns loud, bright and very very painful.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #36)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:12 PM

39. I was taking a sip of wine

 

every time they said something stupid, but was afraid I'd be too drunk to see Bernie on SNL.

LOL!!!!

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Response to MissDeeds (Reply #39)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:22 PM

42. I think I'm there already



Probably should have had dinner first.

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:25 PM

43. Ha!

 

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Response to MissDeeds (Reply #43)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:29 PM

47. Forgot to tell the wife

That I was getting a growler filled.
Now we have two.
Working on the second.
May have a headache tomorrow.

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #47)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:36 PM

49. Go for it

 

When my wine is gone, which is going to happen soon, I've got some very nice brandy on board.
Why not? The clown car is self destructing...it just doesn't get any better than this.

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Response to MissDeeds (Reply #49)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:50 PM

53. Signing off, keep dropping the freaking phone

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #53)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:52 PM

54. See ya!

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:08 PM

38. If I heard just one hint republicans in general,

were ever concerned about the average American, I would watch. We all know republicans don't give one shit about anyone or any thing but themselves and money.

We're watching Blackhawks.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:18 PM

40. Wow. Trump- TPP "It's going to be a disaster" Due to money manipulation.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:19 PM

41. That little shit Rubio is a smooth talker.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:28 PM

44. They're evil, corrupt, incompetent, delusional and they suck.

Thanks for the thread, H2O Man.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:28 PM

45. A bunch of people who are wrong about everything, arguing.

It's comical.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #45)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:31 PM

48. Rubio sounds like he's making sense with his Sunni forces comments. He knows his stuff.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:29 PM

46. I need Ted Cruz...

...to STOP HITTING HIS PODIUM! I know he's a preachers son and some kind of weird messiah figure in his dad's denomination, but come on...that's just not good audio practice.

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Response to TCJ70 (Reply #46)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:12 PM

59. I wondered

if that was annoying to anyone else!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #59)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:13 PM

60. As an amateur audio engineer...

...I know enough to be dangerous on a board. It's driving me nuts!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:39 PM

50. Cruz would bring back casual waterboarding.

God, this is hilarious. Trump is now talking about chopping off heads.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:42 PM

51. Torture: Rubio, Trump, Cruz, Bush..all on board in their own unique way.

Monsters, each of them in their own unique way.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #51)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:54 PM

56. They're as bad as the barbarians they want to fight.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #56)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:24 PM

62. Yes, the irony is rich. n/t

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:44 PM

52. Cruz just referenced the Iran hostages being released...

...the day Reagan was inaugurated. Yeah, because that wasn't shady or anything.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:53 PM

55. Cruz: Shares horrible family tragedy due to drug addiction and offers NO federal help.

State and local aid, charities, AA...that's about it and of course money for
boarder patrol.

Unreal.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:54 PM

57. Is Rubio coming down with conjunctivitis in his left eye??

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:02 PM

58. What's scary is just how much these people hate Obama. If Bernie were to win,

these guys would have to be on suicide watch.

But the amount of energy against anything that isn't profit driven is absolutely dangerous.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:20 PM

61. Jeb's got the undead guy vote!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:25 PM

63. I'm watching, it's simultaneously entertaining and terrifying.

Cruz and Rubio jockeying for position, Trump seems a little off his game, Kasich getting some air time, and Christie on the attack. Jeb is 'meh', and I think Carson may have fallen asleep at his podium.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:29 PM

64. They're spending all kinds of time going after Hillary...

...they won't be prepared for Bernie. He'll destroy them. He doesn't pander and he doesn't take crap from anyone (except Hillary right now because he has to or be called sexist). He's spent 30 years going after these kinds of policies and is more than ready to handle it.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:31 PM

65. I can see why Dems were so afraid of these people, and moved to the right.

I remember cringing when seeing debates back in the 80's and forward. These men are resolute about what they believe in. So much so that they'll use aggression to accomplish it.

I think Bernie is doing a huge job for us by simply standing up and defending.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:42 PM

66. Jeb is making good with his polished speech.

If he kept that up he could eventually end up the nominee. Although, it's a Bush.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 11:47 AM

67. Strange days have found us .....

It's still hard for me to accept that our nation is so screwed up that these fellows would be considered as possible options as presidential candidates. The only one that might, in a more stable time, be considered as a conservative option for vice president would be Kasich .....and that is because there have been lesser-qualified candidates, and that wasn't limited to Dan Quayle (though he was on the winning ticket once).

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