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Some of the Best Twitter Reactions to Last Night's GOP Debate

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | September 17, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | September 17, 2015 |

I have no idea how some of you managed to watch the entire three hours of the GOP Debate last night, especially knowing that nothing was going to be said during it that would affect your opinion of the people on stage. I managed to hang in for a little over an hour, during which time I was mostly just following reactions on Twitter, and then shut it off and followed along the rest of the way on social media. I need the electronic barrier — a filter that will at least provide a dose of humor with the dumbassery.

It is not an easy thing to watch Rubio debate as though he’s reading from a teleprompter, or to see Jeb Bush awkwardly stumble and sweat and look around as though saying to himself, “Who the hell are these people and why do the keep speaking.” Kasick was ignored, Cruz is alarming in his extremism, while Ben Carson has the tone of a reasonable person, but the positions on social issues of a terrifying trash monster. Christie looked small and insignificant on stage with Trump, and that’s saying something given his otherwise imposing size. I don’t know what to think about Fiorina, except that at least she doesn’t tremble apologetically when confronting Trump like a kid calling out a rock star she admires. Meanwhile, Trump at least has a presence, even if he is a toxic buffoon who rattles off catch phrases in lieu of actually addressing policy matters. To his credit, he’s also made the debates gaffe-proof; minor slips of the tongue are immune, because Trump is a human gaffe. The bar for idiocy cannot go any lower.

It’s all very sad. These tweets, however, brought some humor and insight into the proceedings. (But mostly, this post is simply designed to give you good folks a place to vent).

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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