[Content Note: Bigotry.]
The twelfth (!!!) Republican debate was last night, and the field which one was fully seventeen candidates has now dwindled to just the four horsemen of the primarypocalypse: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich.
In a departure from the previous debates, it was relatively sedate, as the candidates substituted passive-aggression and side-eye for the familiar bellowing and wild gesticulation.
[CN: Video may autoplay at link] Which means we get headlines like this one: "Civility makes a surprise appearance at GOP debate." Haha sure. The Republicans' have set such a low bar for themselves with their abhorrent behavior that if they manage to not scream at each other and talk about their dicks, it's considered "civility," even when they're quite literally debating whether to shred the fucking Geneva Conventions.
CNN has a complete transcript of the debate, and I've Storified my tweets.
I don't know what else I can say about these jackasses at this point. These are not just people with whom I have profound policy disagreements; they are people who in every conceivable way, from their competence to their temperaments, are wholly unfit to lead a nation.