Sometimes there’s just no salvaging a crappy presidential debate. Wednesday was definitely one of those times. I wish I could say that I regret tuning into CNN’s three hour political dogfight, but for all of its flaws and shortcomings, it did reveal some very important things about the remaining 4,652 Republican presidential candidates. (Down from 4,653 since Rick Perry dropped out.) As you know, this was the second of 748 remaining debates that will determine the eventual GOP nominee, that is, if we haven’t all died of age or boredom by then.
If you were smart enough to watch reruns of "Everybody Loves Raymond” or “Wheel of Fortune” Wednesday evening, you’re already better off than the rest of us. I’m not sure whether to feel embarrassed for our nation or terrified of our future. Maybe it’s a little of both. What should have been a chance for candidates to talk about their policy platforms and for America to learn about those policies was, sadly, nothing more than a slugfest starring Donald Trump, Donald Trump and, in case you missed it, Donald Trump. I was honestly waiting for CNN to cue “Eye of the Tiger” as the highly overrated Jake Tapper began the debate with a series of intentionally provocative and argumentative questions designed to pit the candidates against one another. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I’d rather learn about how well a candidate will do as president than how well he can insult his opponents. But, I guess that just doesn’t make for entertaining television.
Speaking of entertaining, Trump continues to prove that he’s nothing more than a bumbling, incoherent, rambling, unqualified circus act. He was also beaten senseless by Carly Fiorina, which is sort of ironic for someone who is supposedly “an aggressive fighter.” As usual, he was vague, empty and clueless when it came to questions on foreign policy, saying that he would basically just “get along” with everyone. (Because that’s worked out so well for him thus far.) He did add that he’s “very militaristic,” whatever that means. You know, if you pause for just a moment and be very still and listen, you can hear the rest of the world laughing hysterically every time this man opens his mouth to speak. One thing became increasingly apparent about Trump this time: he doesn’t do the slightest bit of research or preparation for these debates. This was painfully obvious when Tapper asked Fiorina about Trump’s comments regarding her face. As you may recall, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Trump said:
“Look at that face!” — when the camera zoomed in on Fiorina — “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?”
Fiorina responded to Tapper’s question, saying, “You know, it’s interesting to me. Mr. Trump said that he heard Mr. Bush very clearly and what Mr. Bush said. I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.”
Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Someone start the slow clap. Trump, caught off guard, replied: “I think she’s got a beautiful face, and I think she’s a beautiful woman.” Definitely one of the weirdest and most awkward moments I’ve ever seen in any political forum.
Anyway, it wasn’t until about 45 minutes into the debate that candidates were actually able to discuss all of the important stuff like Planned Parenthood murdering children, foreign policy and the Iranian nuke deal. I won’t spend time rehashing or analyzing each individual response to these issues because, well, it would take too long and you’d be more bored than you were during the debate. So instead, I’d like to hit some of the highlights and do my best to explain why: 1) Watching these debates [or reports on the debates] is important and 2) Why the fate of our nation really is hanging in the balance in regards to the upcoming election.
First, if you plan on voting for our next president, don’t be uninformed when you do it. Continue to watch the debates. Watch the interviews. Watch the reports. When you do finally vote, do it with the assurance and confidence that you are voting in accordance with your beliefs and principles and voting for the good of our country — voting for the best qualified candidate. I’d just hate for you to wind up in Rush Limbaugh’s “Low Information Voter” category. Right now, the vast majority of the folks in that demographic are Trump supporters — all those blind nitwits who are, for some unholy reason, pledging their unwavering allegiance to a blonde combover-sporting egomaniacal progressive liberal masquerading as a conservative Republican. I’ve been very outspoken about why a Trump presidency would be a horrifying embarrassment to our country, so please, for the love of God, do not be fooled by this man’s empty rhetoric and false claims.
Our country is facing some of the most defining issues of our time and we need a leader with integrity, principles, morals, values and experience, not a petulant child or a reality TV star. We need a real president. That is not Donald Trump. Personally, at this point in the race, Ted Cruz is my guy, but, truthfully, I support electing anyone who will put America back on the right path. If that’s Cruz, great. If it’s Fiorina, Rubio or Carson, awesome. If it’s a genetically-mutated seahorse, great. At this point, we need to get past all of this nonsensical Trumpmania and start dealing with the real issues.
Perhaps the most pressing of those issues is Planned Parenthood’s ongoing infanticidal bloodbath. In my opinion, Carly Fiorina, who not only won the debate hands down, had the strongest comment regarding the baby-slaughtering organization:
Anyone who has watched this videotape — I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, to watch these tapes. Watch a fully-formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.’ This is about the character of our nation, and if we do not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us.”
It was perhaps the most chilling moment of the debate and brought the entire room to a standstill. Of course, it only took about .003 seconds for the liberal media to pounce on Fiorina like a pack of ravenous wolves, claiming they had debunked her description of what actually occurred on the tape. Fiorina has since defended her description, saying on Friday during a forum in Greenville, S.C. — “Honestly, I went on national television the morning after the debate and George Stephanopoulos of ABC News told me that I was mistaken, that the tapes don’t exist, that the images aren’t real. Well, yes, ladies and gentlemen, they are real and I will issue my charge again.”
The exact accuracy of her description aside (a description she did, in fact, glean from an interview on the tape), there is not a shred of doubt that Planned Parenthood is indeed killing children and profiting from their organs. And if it takes a government shutdown to put a stop to this senseless destruction of innocent life, then so be it — as long as the spineless Republican squishes in Congress force President Obama to veto the bill. Force him to explain to the nation why he will not support defunding an organization that disguises itself as a women’s health institution, while assassinating infants in and out of the womb. Make him look the American people in the eye and say, “Yes, I am in favor of killing children.” Mrs. Fiorina is correct: this is about the character of our nation.
Finally, as you continue to watch the debates and follow the candidates, be continuously aware that America’s future is more at stake now than it ever has been. Brutal infanticide, unaddressed terrorism, a collapsing economy, the unconstitutional redefining of marriage, anti-Christian and anti-God legislation — it’s all on the table here.
Now is the time to say, in one voice, ‘We have had enough’ — because, truthfully, if we don’t, our country may be going straight to Hell faster than a CNN presidential debate.
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