06 August 2015

Debate day!

It's here at last -- the first real cage match in the Republican nomination fight.  (There was a "forum" for candidates earlier this week, but Trump didn't attend so who cares.)  Only ten of the seventeen (or whatever it is now) Republican candidates made the cut based on polling, with lesser aspirants relegated to a secondary debate already being called "the kids' table".  Either way, we all know what this is going to be -- "serious" contenders like Jeb and Walker, old-line crazies like Huckabee and Cruz, and the zzzzz "now who is that guy again?" no-hopers like Pataki and Graham, all desperately trying to get noticed as more than mere bit players in the latest episode of The Donald Trump Show.

The format for the debate is out (found via Politics Plus).  To get you in the mood, here's a little story illustrating something of Trump's character.  Progressive Eruptions has a rundown on some of the other candidates' desperate efforts to out-nutty The Donald.  Crazy Eddie's Motie News has drinking games and specialty drinks for the debate -- don't miss Tipsy Bartender's Donald Trump cocktail!  (Updatemore here.)  To see how the show plays among the rank-and-file Republicans who are, after all, its intended audience, Race 4 2016 will doubtless have detailed commentary.  For snark, I'm sure Tengrain's Mock Paper Scissors will be up to the challenge.

Let the feces-flinging commence!


Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

I asked Dr. Ben Carson a question with the hope that Fair and Balanced FAUX NOOZ babe, Megyn Kelly, would read my blog and pick up on it.

My question to Dr. Ben Carson:

Since Donald Trump, the candidate the TPers love the most and want to win the nomination, claimed that no BLACK MAN will ever win the presidency because of the horrible, terrible, Marxist, Fascist, Kenyan failed Barack Obama presidency, why are you even here tonight? Donnie says you'll never win. Stop wasting everyone's time!

(And Donnie's correct: WHITE MEN who were bad presidents, ruined it for other white men to be preznit! Donnie's a genius! And you're not, Dr. Ben. Listen to him. He knows everything!)

06 August, 2015 08:30  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

I found drink recipes for the other nine candidates and posted them in Proof of drinking game concept on Kasich and Drinks for the candidates in tonight's debate. May you and your readers enjoy them and the debate responsibly!

06 August, 2015 14:13  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: Not a bad suggestion. They did ask about his earlier remarks about women, and Fiorina wasn't even there.

Pinku. I hope so. The various drinking games could have led to a nationwide outbreak of alcohol poisoning.

I don't have TV but I followed the debate on the live-blog open threads on a couple of right-wing sites (Republicans were the intended audience, after all). There was a strong feeling there that Fox was engaged in a rather clumsy and blatant attempt to take down Trump. It'll be interesting to see if it works or backfires in his favor.

07 August, 2015 03:26  

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