GOP debate turns to Donald Trump’s assets within 10 minutes

The Republican race has become uglier than usual in the past week, with Marco Rubio taking a cue from Donald Trump and hitting back with personal insults ranging from Trump’sspray tan tothe size of his hands. Trump, confident as ever, was happy to hold up his hands and, if this weren’t live TV, might have lowered his trousers as well all within the first 10 minutes of the debate.

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‘My irony meter just melted’: Dude, Tommy Vietor had a ‘lotta nerve’ to say this

Dude. Dude.

Former Obama NatSec spokesman Tommy Vietor really stepped in it yesterday:

Not one of your brightest moments, Tommy Boy.

No kidding. He was practically begging to be smacked around for that one.

And tweeters were only too happy to oblige:

It’s been fun, Tommy. We’re sure we’ll see you again real soon.

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Don’t worry, guys. Marco Rubio ‘has a chance’ … according to Mike Murphy

GOP consultant Mike Murphy — who was last seen flying the well-funded Jeb super PAC Right-to-Rise USA into a mountain — has some thoughts on Marco Rubio’s chances against Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.

First up, don’t use the Nevada results showing a blowout victory from Donald Trump “as a model” for the rest of the Republican primaries coming up:

And here’s Rubio’s path to victory!

OK, but we’ve heard this before, no?

Murphy has an answer for that, too:

We shall see.

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The Myth Of A “Moderate” Marco Rubio #Rubio #Cruz

On Many Issues, From Women’s Health To Climate Change, Rubio Is Far From Moderate
Marco Rubio almost managed to win the Iowa caucus despite coming in third place on Monday night. CNN declared Rubio the “winner of the expectation game.” And the Washington Post said Rubio “was never expected to win… #DonaldTrump, #MarcoRubio, #TedCruz

Cruz may surprise in Iowa, but will get stomped by Trump in New Hampshire

Ted Cruz, the most likely alternative to Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination has staked his candidacy on winning Iowa. But he will likely get stomped by Trump in New Hampshire, which may make Trump inevitable.
Donald Trump has increased his already sizable lead in the New… #GOP2016, #Trump, #Trump2016, #BenCarson, #CarlyFiorina, #DonaldTrump, #GeorgePataki, #JebBush, #JohnKasich, #MarcoRubio, #RandPaul, #RepublicanPartyUnitedStates, #TedCruz

Carson trumping Trump? #Trump #Carson

The Most Accurate Poll in US Shows This Carson Leads GOP Field – NOT Trump

Investor’s Business Daily gives the overview:
Donald Trump has boasted that he’s “leading every poll and in most cases big.” Not anymore. The latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows him in second place, seven points beh… #Trump, #Trump2016, #BenCarson, #BobbyJindal, #CarlyFiorina, #CBSNews, #DonaldTrump, #JebBush, #MarcoRubio, #MikeHuckabee, #RepublicanPartyUnitedStates, #TedCruz

Republicans Got One Question About #Climate Change At The Debate, And Totally Screwed It Up

After nearly three hours, CNN’s Republican presidential debate came to a close on Wednesday night with only one mention of human-caused climate change. The answers went on for about three minutes before debate moderator Jake Tapper abruptly changed the topic to vaccines.
The question, t… #CarlyFiorina, #ChrisChristie, #CNN, #DonaldTrump, #GeorgePShultz, #MarcoRubio, #NewJersey, #RepublicanPartyUnitedStates, #RonaldReagan, #RonaldReaganPresidentialLibrary