Republican Debate Wrap-Up

[Content Note: Bigotry.]

Here is just an actual thing that happened during a presidential debate:

Donald Trump, holding up his hands, which Marco Rubio had said were small: Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands—if they're small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there's no problem. My guarantee.
For those of you keeping count at home, this was the second time in a single day that Trump made an oblique reference to his dick. The first time was during an event in Iowa, when he was pushing back against Mitt Romney's critical speech:

Donald Trump: Mitt is a failed candidate. He failed. He failed horribly. He failed badly. That was a race, I have to say, folks, that should have been won. That was a race that absolutely should have been won. I don't know what happened to him. He disappeared. He disappeared. And I wasn't happy about it; I'll be honest. Because I am not a fan of Barack Obama, and that was a race— And I backed Mitt Romney. I backed him. You can see how loyal he is. He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said, "Mitt, drop to your knees." He would've dropped to his knees. He was begging. [makes a "yeah I said that" face] He was begging me!
So this is where we are. Donald Trump has a perfectly adequate sized dick, and Mitt Romney would have sucked it, if only Trump had ordered him to do it.

Quite a party you've got there, Republicans.


The Washington Post has a complete transcript of the debate.

I live-tweeted it, and I have Storified those tweets. If, however, you'd prefer a one-tweet summary, this is probably as good as any of 'em:

screen cap of a tweet authored by me reading: 'The theme of this GOP debate (and their whole campaign) is: We know you're hurting. We'll fix that by hurting other people more.'

This was the 11th Republican debate, and I've watched (I think) all but one of them. That's more than 20 hours of watching these dirtbags shout garbage at each other, and, I have to tell you, each one is worse than the last.

The total lack of empathy among these men is appalling, matched in abject horror only by their aggressive posturing about how they will wield the US' military might.

There isn't a more dangerous combination for a leader.

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