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Monday, October 24, 2016

From a true “STAR” to North Koreans eating dogs: The Democrats were debating — and the Republicans were heckling.

During the first Democratic debate Tuesday night, several Republican candidates weighed in on Twitter with their criticisms of the other party’s contenders.

Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner and reality-TV personality, was actually live-tweeting the debate. And here is the truly Trumpiest tweet of the night:

But the lesser candidates had to get in their licks, too. Mike Huckabee got pretty close to Trump’s shock value, with a superfluous reference to the eating of dogs in an East Asian state, currently experiencing a food shortage:

And ever the skillful online troll, Huckabee followed it up with this, after a round of rather predictable online outrage:

And from Lindsey Graham, the War on Terror hawk:

Rand Paul was kind of boring, in even his best attempts to troll Hillary on the emails:

And for a sort-of fun one, Bobby Jindal went all Billy Madison on them:

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified the Adam Sandler comedy from which Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal lifted a YouTube clip for his trenchant, biting critique of the Democratic debate. It is Billy Madison, not Happy Gilmore. The Memo regrets this error.

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  • Bosda

    The GOP Candidates are behaving like spoiled children.

    • stcroixcarp

      You are insulting spoiled children everywhere. The GOPers are behaving like depraved bullies.

      • joe schmo

        Wow, how dare you. You are dependent on the ignorant and innocent to win and the government, I might add.. LOL, no concern for the middle class, the military, the VETERANS, police or anyone else of authority. Really a big disregard for the poor and citizens of this country. Since you love communism sooooo much, why don’t you ‘useful idiots’ do us all a favor and move out and take your vagrants with you.

        The term “useful idiot” is thought to have been coined by communist mass murderer Vladimir Lenin. It describes naive communist sympathizers in the West (liberals). While Lenin and the Soviets held these stupidd liberals in utter contempt, they also saw them as useful tools for dispensing propaganda.

        You will often find useful idiots (aka liberals) lounging about in a Starbucks with friends, discussing the shortcomings of America over a frappuccino. Useful idiots are a mix of urban hipsters, brainwashed college kids, busy bodies, self righteous do-gooders, silver pony-tailed hippies, (now college professors), quirky wannabe-intellectuals, hysterical females, girly-men, and Michael Moore devotees.

        Useful Idiot Liberals aren’t necessarily bad people, and in many cases, are exceptionally warm and kind hearted. Many have high IQ’s and hold advanced degrees. They can hold files full of factoids in their brains, but lack the capacity to weave them together to find a coherent pattern. Though they fancy themselves as “free thinkers”, they are actually the most authority worshipping (politically correct) and servile creatures you will ever meet. When it comes to independent critical thought, they are astonishingly stupid …..and very dangerous! Liberals are “the unwitting hand maidens of the Communists.”

        • Insinnergy

          A few points while you froth:
          1) The GOP is dependent on the ignorant. That’s pretty much the definition of their base. Evidence: Trump and Carson leading in the polls. This is absolute verifiable evidence that your core voters are angry and ignorant.
          2) The plight of the “Middle Class” and income inequality wasn’t mentioned directly once in the GOP debates as a question to the candidates. Yep… you guys totally care. Incidentally neither was Black Lives Matter, Police brutality and climate change. All things that massively affect the middle class. However War, Iran, Terrorism and lowering taxes on the wealthy all figured highly.
          3) Anecdotally, the GOP doesn’t give a sh1t about veterans from what I can see. Obama has made more progress on this than Bush ever did. The GOP are the first to send US soldiers to War, then ignore the costs of treating them when they come back. This was the THEME of the whole Iraq conflict.
          4) The Democrats do not disregard the poor. Only a twisted retard would think they do. In every case where the GOP has trying to cut social spending on the poor, the democrats have fought them. Note: This also tells you what the GOP thinks of the “Takers”. Note 2: “Takers is a GOP-coined term that enables easy victim-blaming of the poor. Nice job.
          5) It’s obvious you have no idea what “Communism” actually is. Given the leaders in your party admire Putin it’s apparent that your party has little idea either.
          6) Your second paragraph makes no sense.
          7) The rest of it seems to basically “damn with faint praise” everyone who is not a “Right thinking Republican” as possibly intelligent, but helpless and incapable of coherent thought, and “servile and authority worshipping”. WTF?
          Actually the Democrats as a political group is a bit of a mess of many different ideas… much as the GOP.
          Unlike the GOP they have united behind a generally accepted platform, and based on the debate, are seriously looking at the issues facing America… because this is how you win an election.
          Contrast this with the current GOP clown car of pea-brain reality avoiders busy discussing important issues like Megyn Kelly’s menstruation, showering with school girls, building walls, who is most like Hitler, and seeing who can scream loudest over the Iran deal.

          As to whose party stinks?

          Take a good look at the ridiculously named “Freedom Caucus” busy ripping the GOP apart from within.

          Take a moment to consider the Benghazi Republican Smear Machine, so adroitly revealed by McCarthy to be a partisan political hit job that has gone on longer than any other… and found nothing. Doesn’t it bother you that your party have abused their positions for political gain?

          Also consider the fine work of Republicans in demeaning the Democracy they purport to value so much by openly stating they have introduced voter ID laws to ensure Republican candidate win elections… Democracy is one man one vote… unless you’re a Republican. Then its one white rich man, one vote.
          Bonus points to the Alabama Republicans for ensuring that all the DMV offices in predominantly black districts are now closed when you need a Drivers License in Alabama in order to vote…

          Consider the GOP’s sh1tty history with women. You’re still complaining about contraception and abortion. Most other western nations have gotten over obsessing over the control of women’s private parts by now. The Planned Parenthood debacle is just the latest in a long list of stupid delusions by the GOP Outrage machine. The videos are debunked, the hearing was a joke, and the intent is just sad. You morons are perfectly happy to shutdown a major supplier of healthcare and contraception for middle class and poor women over a fantasy… just to feed red meat to the ignorant who vote for you. The extra irony is that this whole “issue” is over stopping abortion… and contraception has been shown worldwide to the the primary way of reducing abortion… and you’re trying to shutdown one the main suppliers of contraception.

          I have written a lot here… and yet cannot adequately find the words to explain how dumb you look. How dumb the GOP looks. Your pandering to the knuckle-draggers and evangelicals may make for good television… and primary votes… but you are killing your party. Because sane people look at your circus and are appalled.

          As for you personally… Your posts are like a collection of babblings. There’s the occasional point in there somewhere, but it’s strung together with irrational buzzwords (“Communism”) and ridiculous Fox talking points (“Governor Moonbeam catering to illegals”, “coronation of the next dictator in chief and the total annihilation of the country”) that have long since been shown to have zero real substance or are out and out conspiracy nut madness.
          When I say “While you’re frothing” I actually mean it.

          On the plus side you are entertaining an excellent exemplar of your party, in a sad sort of way. And answering you gave me a chance to organise my thoughts.

          • And another point that irks me.. GOP wants to eliminate social security as it is today, cut wages, end help for the poor and disabled THEN their conservative twits tell us if we don’t like it to move to another country.. I’d gladly do that if I were receiving the s.s. that I’m entitled to by working for and making millionaires for the last 50 years but the cons have stifled that hope by (at it’s latest insult) denying the meager 1.5% raise in benefits this year.. If these conservative vultures get their way by gutting our deserved pensions and other helpful programs, I’d rather move to another country and become a street person than live among them as they use our starvation and death as entertainment..I’m just waiting for one (or as many who would donate) to offer the money for me to go away.. Not charity.. Incentive for helping the system pay us less money and cutting our hours to avoid offering medical insurance..

        • The lucky one

          I get you points useless idiot would be a better term for you.

      • Spoiled children?.. Depraved bullies?.. What’s the difference? We all know that spoiled children who don’t get what they want (depraved) will turn bully until they do. I should add: Fanatic losers to the list.

    • joe schmo

      Seriously, no we are just flat out angry! Catering to the illegals who, by the way, Governor Moonbeam of California is issuing drivers licenses to so the ‘ignorant’ suckers can vote. Real legal, huh? The dishonesty to win by the left is boundless.

      • BillP

        As usual writing your typical trash. You need a liberal to proof read your comments before posting them. What does “issuing drivers licenses to so the ‘ignorant’ suckers can vote”. Did your daddy help you write this or did you do it all by yourself?

      • johninPCFL

        No, idiot, they can’t vote. But they can now prove they can drive in America, understand the road signs, pay for that privilege, and pay their tickets.

      • Bosda

        And incapable of grasping my point.
        Really, it just zoomed right past you….

  • FireBaron

    Interesting how none of them needed all 140 characters. Guess that shows their shallowness.

  • jmprint

    Loved the debate, finally intelligence is visual.

    • joe schmo

      Arrogance no doubt! The coronation of the next dictator in chief and the total annihilation of the country is upon us. You win, we lose what made us great! The country will be desecrated to a 3rd world and all because of liberal greed. How you gonna like it when you’re poor and your government OWNS everything:)

      • Insinnergy

        Back in your box, conspiracy theorist.

  • joe schmo

    Donald Trump – The billionaire also overshadowed Democrats in social media engagement. Time declared that Trump “won Twitter” during the debate, based on data saying he picked up 60,000 new followers–about 4 times as many as Clinton.

    • johninPCFL

      Great. It’ll be interesting to see him once he wins the GOP contest.

      • joe schmo

        Can’t wait to see him debate that ex-SOS crook.

        • Insinnergy

          With what? The thing people laughingly refer to as his mind?

    • The lucky one

      Sure, everyone likes to watch a clown.