5:15: Rick Perry congratulates himself for securing the Texas border. Reminder to self: the Texas border is secure.
5:17Graham: The muslims are coming here if we don’t kill them there…or something. What if we just don’t let them in?
Announces perpetual war policy across the middle east.
5:20: Pataki calls for banning Internet access to Muslims in America. Interesting suggestion.
5:22 Fiorina wants cyber walls torn down. Suggests that Google should merge with USG.
5:24: Santorum says migrants should obey immigration laws…EVEN WHEN THEY DON’T WANT TO.
5:32 Perry hammering the border situation hard. I wonder how many Mexicans are in Texas.
5:36: Lindsey has two loves: The Economy and war.
5:40: Santorum plugging American manufacturing (good). Says we achieve it by adjusting tax rates (ummm).
Gilmore: Taxes and Economy. These candidates love this Economy guy.
Pataki: Mandatory workfair. Repeal Obamacare.
Perry: War (yay!) Iran (boo!)
Fiorina: On Day 1 as President I would phone my boss, Netanyahu.
Santorum: Gay marriage a rogue SC decision.
Gilmore: Create a middle east NATO of our greatest allies.
Graham: Christ he’s a psychopath. Asked a question on planned parenthood, responds with 8th appeal for regional war in middle east. Calls for expanded NSA.
Perry and Santorum: Will discard every Obama exec order on day 1. Good, but I’ll see it when I believe it.
Fiorina: I am a conservative because I believe every person is the same (seriously).
Graham: Shockingly closes with call for war with Iran. Gasps of surprise are muted.
Conclusion: Santorum best, Jindal sober and rational, Perry on bath salts, Fiorina terrible, Graham looking for a bag of AB+, and the others a nondescript mush.
The Bret Baier mannequin appears quite realistic.
Absolutely shit start to the debate. Hatchet job by Fox.
Carson: LOL. “I have a brain.” Take that Michael King.
Rubio: Can he take flight with those ears? Marco bragging now about his weak finances.
Bush: JEB going hard on The Economy. He actually pulled it off well.
Trump: LOL. “Rosie O’Donnell.” Another shit hatchet question from Fox. It’s unreal what a set up these first two questions have been.
Cruz: Talks too slow. He’s trying to manufacture effect.
Christie: Chris is a light-skinned black man. Jobs…Economy.
Huckabee: Goes hard after abortion.
Paul: He forgot to comb his hair. Wants to cut funding to ISIS and other related union shops.
Kasich: hyperventilating and wildly gesticulating.
Bush: “Illegals have no other option but to come here.” Wants a path to “earned legal status. IT’S NOT AMNESTY.”
Trump: Fields another goof question. Responds with: “You wouldn’t even be talking about immigration if not for me.” Wallace smirks like a coquettish girl.
Kasich: Admits the obvious…”Trump has touched a nerve.”
Walker: I changed my mind on immigration because I listened to what the people want. Fair enough.
Cruz: Leaders “in the Washington cartel” don’t want to enforce the immigration law. Agreed.
Christie: Wants more government monitoring.
Christie and Paul: Going to war with each other over government surveillance.
Some gay Nigerian hacks the debate with a video question.
Cruz: Shreds “poverty creates jihadi” argument that I suppose someone must have made somewhere.
Bush: I wouldn’t have gone into Iraq, and I would never leave.
Walker: We need more engagement in the middle east.
Huckabee: Politicians serve donors. Correct
Makes a 10th Amendment case.
Carson: For flat tax.
Bush: I’m against government involvement in education and for Common Core. Somehow actually pulled it off in front of a live audience.
Kasich: ECONOMY and “living in the shadows” appear in one response.
Carson: Hillary takes advantage of useful idiots, but I know people are not stupid.
Walker: Repeal Obamacare and give people the skills they need to succeed. Why hasn’t Sierra Leonne thought of that?
Christie: You have to deal with entitlements. True enough.
Huckabee: Tax pimps and prostitutes! lol
Trump: again sets his penis on Chris Wallace’s head.
Bush: Discussing his record on license plates.
Rubio: Going hard pro-life.
Kasich: Ridiculous answer on homosex marriage. It’s LOVE.
Paul: No government involvement in marriage.
Walker: #blacklivesblather is all about…training.
Premature Conclusion: The race is becoming Trump v. Bush. Both performed as their supporters hoped. Walker will fade and Carson is done. Rubio may have possibly moved up. Cruz/Christie/Paul bob along hoping a Trump wrong-talk will open the opportunity to get beaten by Yeb.