4th GOP Debate: Biggest Losers the American People

Stand out moments, good or bad, included Donald Trump referencing the mass deportation of 1.5 million illegal immigrants by Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950’s though, conveniently leaving off the operations derogatory name, Jeb Bush giving points to the opposition remarking the tone of the immigration debate conversation was causing the Clinton campaign to do high fives, something a Clinton staffer then tweeted on twitter. Rand Paul challenged Marco Rubio on what defines a conservative considering his want to add trillions more in spending for both child tax credits and military upgrades; Ted Cruz pulling a Rick Perry citing 5 agencies he would eliminate from the federal government ‘to pay to defend this nation,’ actually only naming 4, repeating the department of commerce twice. Ben Carson played off attacks on his past making a joke to the moderator thanking him for not asking him what he said in the 10th grade, deflecting focus off of him by drudging up Hillary Clinton and her alleged lie to the American people, victim’s families over Benghazi; back to the lighter side, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump created laughs at least among astute analysts and audience members when they equally claimed to have met Russian president Putin. One while doing 60 Minutes, filmed in completely different places just running side by side, the other in a not green room like setting that probably was related to a business meeting. Again it was what was happening around the debate, both before and after that was almost as important as the debate itself, people nearly debated out; Ben Carson and Donald Trump sparing over key events in Carson’s past detailed in his published autobiography Gifted Hands, Trump calling out the absurdity of the trying to stab a friend story where the knife went into the other teens belt buckle…. the subsequent Paris terror attacks 3 days later rattling the entire western world drawing all the more scrutiny to said views and changing candidates’ focus. Their follow up target immigration of a different kind, Syrian refugees most candidates joining the litany of republican governors telling the Whitehouse ‘no refugees here…All in all it was a pointless do over neither hurting nor helping candidates; also annoying, if not boring, the American public with repetitive, non-substantive “solutions.”Read More


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