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When did the GOP debates turn into the Fight Club?

I used to laugh when I saw video of politicians in other countries fighting. I am talking a, but about physical fighting. I knew that kind of behavior would never happen here, but now I am not so sure. After watching last Thursday’s GOP debate I am starting to think we are one step shy of a physical altercation. One has to wonder how long can grown men call each other names, talk about each other’s mothers, brothers and husband/wives ┬ábefore someone takes a swing at the perpetrator. Are we one step shy of anarchy? When did campaigns turn into reality television? Did it happen with the advent of 24 hour news? We all know that the news channels like any other channel crave ratings and this political cycle is proving to be a ratings boon. The problem is we are talking about the future of the country. Do you remember when members of Congress used to refer to each other as the Distinguished Gentlemen? What happened? When did disrespect become the language of the political class? Over the past 8 years we have seen this anger build to this boiling point. We have heard words hurled at our president that would have never been tolerated but the words were embraced by some and allowed by others. So here we are watching the gladiators go at it and wondering what will we gain from this. Share your thoughts.

Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump…really, 8 times he has said Trump was not fit for the job

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/02/chris-christie-endorsement-donald-trump-shouldnt-be-president-219864#ixzz41Imy5uIl

Why does Carly Fiorina feel the need to go in on Hillary Clinton like this?


Politics is not for the fainthearted, but do personal attacks win elections. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Is Donald Trump skipping the debate because of Megyn Kelly?

So The Donald is skipping the debate because Fox news refuses to bench Megyn Kelly? Really, the man who is going to make America Great again is cowering at the prospect of answering questions from Kelly. It will be good to have a Trumpless stage. Maybe the other candidates will get an opportunity to answer a question. Maybe just maybe they will be asked a question that is not filtered through a Trump prism.

Do we even need debates?

The GOP contenders are meeting today to discuss last week’s debates. They want more Republicans at the moderator table. They believe that the liberals control the microphones and they in fact control the agenda. Funny thing is the candidates both Democrats and Republicans don’t answer the questions anyway. They simply use the questions as an intro into their talking points. What do we actually learn from these televised events? Is it simply entertainment? Share your thoughts.

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio is like Marlo and Prop Joe of The Wire


When i watched Jeb Bush try to take on marco Rubio I thought of this clip. Watch and share your thoughts.

Mike Huckabee compares Iran deal to the Holocaust…did he go too far?


Desperate people will say or do anything. Mike Huckabee’s remarks about the Iran deal qualify him as desperate. He wants to be on the debate stage next week and he will say anything in an effort to become a part of the conversation. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Did Rick Perry’s Oops Moment at the debate kill his chances for the nomination?


Rick Perry wants to be president, but tonight he probably had one of the most embarrassing moments of his life. He was attempting to name the 3 federal agencies he would close if he was elected president, but he could only name two. This was no trick moderator question this was his attempt to play to the crowd and get out some of his talking points, but he fell on his face. It was a bad moment for him and it was actually painful to watch. My question is can he recover or is it all over? Tell me what you think.