Still a little queasy from the rarified air of a debate refreshingly free of loaded Marxist moderator questions, I’ve recovered enough to make the following observations about the first-tier GOP debates:
1. Donald Trump is now recognized by everyone as the pompous buffoon that he is. And this should have been obvious already for months. Favorite stumble: When he bragged that he had bought favors from half the politicians on the stage, in defense of his previous suspicious contributions to Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. Though some of the debaters chimed in “NOT ME,” Chris Christie looked painfully silent, and sealed his identity (and Trump’s along with him) as the biggest crony insider on the stage.
2. It’s not really a secret now that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are going to be openly mocked by children on the dirt streets of remote Filipino villages for a century at least as the most historically inept and corrupt politicians in history, including Soviet-era commissars. I don’t see how this can be avoided now, even if they hire a whole army of Marie Harfs.
3. Ted Cruz and Ben Carson got a well-deserved boost in their prospects, and the rest didn’t come out too shabbily in a contest that was large on humor and mutual respect, except for a few flare-ups that centered mostly around the Buffoon. Honestly, if we can’t get a ticket in 2016 that features at least the angelic and brainy Ben Carson, then America doesn’t deserve any better than it has right now.
Of course, the climate retards at Wired were disappointed that there wasn’t more #science.
And Hillary was busy with important people. Good for her. I’m sure they will still love her when she’s humiliated and living in the Arkham Asylum or whatever dark hole that will take her in.
UPDATE: Doug Ross’s Scorecard is an outstanding review of the night.