The Non-Debate, Debate

Not that we watched it all that much, we mainly went through clips post-mortem, but it pretty much turned out to be exactly what we’d expected it to be. A prolonged shooting gallery with the “moderators” as the shooters.

Only two things (OK, so three, it was fun watching ¡Yeb’s! new-found confidence, safe in the knowledge that Trump wouldn’t be giving him wedgies every time he opened his effeminate mouth) really stood out:

1) Kelly finally, after 7 debates, found it within herself to ask ¡Rubio! about his backstabbing lies on amnesty, questioning his sudden conversion to “no amnesty” after he was for it, after he was against it:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG–mSOMcjc[/youtube]

Here’s the thing (to us, at least): We actually liked ¡Rubio’s! answer and thought he handled it excellently. Or we would have, if we’d been watching 2010 ¡Rubio!. Just pretend the Gang of 8 didn’t happen and ignore the question, just for a second, then tell us that he didn’t sound like a champ on getting the mess sorted out before we even start thinking about what to do with the 12 million scofflaws already here.

But we heard it before, and he lied, and that pretty much renders every single word he said meaningless.

We get that a lot when we talk to people, specifically ¡Rubio! supporters: “Why do you hate him so much? Don’t you like the way he speaks? Don’t you agree with his proposals? Don’t you think he comes across as a good, sincere man?

Yes. Yes, we do. But there’s a slight little problem, and we believe that it speaks volumes about how this nation got to the point where we are now: He lies. Or at least he did, and everybody in the ¡Rubio! camp seems to be tripping over themselves in their eagerness to forgive and forget. Listen: We get it. You really, really like the ¡Rubio! out there trying to become the nominee. We do too, to tell you the truth. But it doesn’t change the fact that he’s a known liar.

We’re having a really hard time understanding how that’s supposed to be something we should just “get over.”

Sure, we know full well that everybody lies from time to time, we’ve told a few whoppers in our life and we aren’t naive enough to think that most politicians don’t lie, but we’re not just talking about somebody promising to lower taxes and then, when they get to Washington, not really doing much to do so since they figured out that they couldn’t get any support for it. We’re talking about somebody promising to lower taxes, getting elected on that promise and then, once they make it to DC, immediately getting behind a proposal to raise them.

Doesn’t a man’s word and his willingness to keep it count for anything anymore? How could we possibly, no matter how much we want to believe, believe a proven liar ever again? Tell us, please, because we’re dying to know. How can we say “oh well, he means it this time!” while still being able to respect ourself?

Kelly, that “unfairly besmirched paragon of journalistic professionalism”, then went on to throw the same bomb at Cruz:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrQyzQcmIko[/youtube]

For those with poor memory, there wasn’t much doubt at the time the amendment was actually proposed (one of many proposed by Cruz, also conveniently ignored) that it was a poison pill. Everybody, including Jeff Sessions who isn’t exactly your garden variety “open borders” GOPe hack, knew it. Everybody knew that the Prozi Party would never, ever allow it to become part of their Permanent Majority Bill, as it all hinged on citizenship for guaranteed Prozi voters, right now. There wouldn’t be any point in that whole bill for them if 10 million guaranteed votes for them wasn’t part of the package.

And then our final clip, for those who are still on the fence about what Cruz “really meant” back then, in which that lovely, fair and balanced “professional”, Kelly, admits to Cruz, after the debate, that she knew perfectly well that she was lying through her purdy teeth.

She and Rupert and Roger can go FOX themselves.

Thatisall.

9 comments

  1. 1
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    I didn’t watch the “debate.” I had some important toe nail fungus to deal with.

    it was fun watching ¡Yeb’s! new-found confidence, safe in the knowledge that Trump wouldn’t be giving him wedgies every time he opened his effeminate mouth

    Jeb Bush entered into the race for the Republican nomination with $100 million dollars.

    The race was his to lose and he has spent most of that $100 million doing just that.
    :em05:

  2. 2
    kmhendu growls and barks:

    I had to shut the debate off. It was all about going after Cruz and trying to tear him down. Fox has been dead to me for at least 3 years and truth be told it becoming more overtly an establishment mouthpiece was the last straw in my shutting down cable. I have to watch the debates online. Btw, Fox has run the two worst debates imho.

  3. 3
    LC FX Phillips growls and barks:

    I guess Meggers is going to change her name to Candy and gain 50 pounds now.

    I guess being intellectually dishonest is a job requirement to be a “journalist” these days. She must be burnishing her credentials for a gig on “60 Minutes” or some such.

  4. 4
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    It’s hard to believe there are those that take a twunt like Kelly and elevate her to the status of “journalist”. She should be running a mop in a crapper, not on TV.

  5. 5
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    FrankOK @ #:

    She should be running a mop in a crapper, not on TV.

    Well, with that gawd awful hairstyle she showed up with, she now has a built in mop, ready to go.

  6. 6
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    Megyn Kelly is to journalism what a Nerf Gun is to stopping power.

  7. 7
    LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology growls and barks:

    LC Gunsniper says:

    Megyn Kelly is to journalism what a Nerf Gun is to stopping power.

    Nostril Lady scares me.

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    LC Gunsniper says:

    Megyn Kelly is to journalism what a Nerf Gun is to stopping power.

    Probably the only reason she has a job with Fox is due to her appearance. Liberals should be used for fish food or, at the least, introduced to Jimmy Hoffa (using our best imagination of course.