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The Thurs Day GOP Debate

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by glynch, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. glynch

    glynch Contributing Member

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    Even my wife is looking forward to the debate for entertainment purposes.

    I have to admit I expect it to be highly entertaining in a dark humor sort of way.

    Ratings might be very high.

    I listened briefly to Rush today. His fans are fired up for the debate.

    Rush was gushing that Cruz recently blew the house away at a Koch Brother funded confab in California by emphasizing how climate change is a liberal plot and a hoax. It might help Cruz pry some of the Koch's money away from their boy Walker.
     
  2. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Can't wait! I hope they don't let me down.
     
  3. Haymitch

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    Who will be on the stage?
     
  4. baller4life315

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    The secret is out: say something crazy, go up in the polls.

    It's going to be a real-life SNL skit with the unintentional comedy factor through the roof.
     
  5. mc mark

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    Won't know till Tuesday when FOX releases the list.
     
  6. dumbartonbass

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    Will Trump wear a hat??
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    What's the drinking game?
     
  8. dumbartonbass

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    <a href="http://imgur.com/M2tEMnU"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/M2tEMnU.jpg?1" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>
     
  9. KingCheetah

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    This should be fun.
     
  10. Bandwagoner

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    Saw an interview with Ben Carson. I don't like his positions but if this debate were real and fair he could destroy any of those scheduled to appear.
     
  11. mc mark

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    Drink ONCE any time a Republican candidate:

    Says “Obamacare”
    Compares themselves to Ronald Reagan
    Says the phrase “free market”
    Uses the word “Socialism”
    Says the phrase “personal responsibility”
    Mentions their own religion
    One or more candidates cut each other off
    Uses the phrase “failed presidency”
    Proposes something so similar to another candidate that you can’t really tell the difference between their ideas
    (Donald Trump) brags about himself
    Mentions Iran and/ or the Iran deal

    Drink TWICE any time a Republican candidate:

    Confesses their love for Ronald Reagan
    Talks about “illegals,” but you can tell they’re really talking about people of South American descent in general
    Complains about taxes
    Mentions Benghazi
    Says something negative about marriage equality
    Says something about President Obama that you know, for a fact, isn’t actually true
    Portrays all of Islam or all Muslims as terrorists
    Attacks Hillary Clinton
    One or more candidates are caught throwing Donald Trump a helping of evil eye
    (Jeb Bush) is trying really hard to distance himself from his brother
    Refers to America’s poor in a way that makes you believe they’ve never once missed a meal in their lives
    Suggests, veiled or otherwise, that we should be bombing Iran instead of negotiating peacefully

    Drink THREE TIMES any time a Republican candidate:

    Quotes Ronald Reagan
    Says something homophobic, sexist, and/ or racist
    Says the phrase “pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” or some variation of that
    Mentions Planned Parenthood in any way
    Says something that would give either or both of the Koch brothers a chubby
    Says the phrase “real America”
    Mentions how many firearms they own
    Attacks Bernie Sanders
    Is asked a softball question by someone at Fox News
    Plugs a book they wrote
    Says a joke that no one who surpassed the fourth grade would find humorous
    Promises to bust up one or more unions
    Blames the recession on President Obama
    Uses the phrase “mainstream media”

    FINISH YOUR DRINK and open the next one any time a Republican candidate:

    Confuses socialism, fascism, and/ or communism, in any combination
    Compares the Republican Party or themselves to one or more civil rights leaders
    Mentions President Obama’s birth certificate in any way
    Argues that they’re more like Ronald Reagan than another candidate or multiple other candidates
    Promises to shut down Planned Parenthood
     
  12. SamFisher

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    Don't forget the word "feckless" - it's what passes for foreign policy analysis in the GOP.

    Just repeat "feckless" over and over again, implicitly promise to restore the proper amount of FECK and you are doing well.
     
  13. HR Dept

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    Honest question, can anyone name ONE substantive GOP stance that when brought up and discussed...

    Nevermind
     
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    did rick perry make it?
     
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    It is really funny seeing what a mess the republican party is. ofcourse in a couple of years this will change.

    I really do not understand why the US has a 2 party system. Because now the democrats will have no competition. On top of that the best way to devide a country is making them choose between 2 opposing views.
     
  16. Buck Turgidson

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    Jeeesus Mark, a guy could get drunk off ODouls doing that.
     
  17. Baba Booey

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    That is certainly NOT the vibe I get from Carson. The vibe I get from him is that he is the weakest candidate in the entire republican field. He's absolutely awful and sounds like a idiot.

    The person who is going to dominate this debate is going to be Trump. I don't think it's going to even be close. I'd bet that most of the field is going to be scared to challenge him.
     
  18. NewRoxFan

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    Not expecting any real insightful exchanges but I would expect that the other candidates will gang up on Trump... attempting to goad him into saying something complete stupid while trying to appear "presidential".

    Whether Trump has a Perry moment is the question...
     
  19. SamFisher

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    The problem is that this type of buffoonery is rewarded by Republican voters.

    The Republican party of today is a race to see who can sound more belligerent and victimized, they can try to out vulgarize Trump but that's very hard to do, and the high road is generally rewarded with an early exit in the Republican world.
     
  20. Haymitch

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    I bet the other candidates will try to ignore Trump. None of them gain anything by stooping to his level; they can only damage themselves.
     

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