Tag Archives: Gop Debate

Episode 10–What Type of Strategies and Fans Does Each Candidate Have? Exploring GOP Identity Politics

A very special tenth episode of “A Year Long Conversation” that is a little longer than usual but moves like a bullet-train. We dive deep into: How each candidate’s strategy is shaped by who they are (Ted Cruz’s shady minions, Rubio’s half-hearted endorsements, Trump’s unimaginative strategy of actually winning states). We explore the media’s dead-wrong assertion that… Read More »

Episode 9–Is There a Racial and Gender Divide Among Progressives?

In one of our best episodes so far we get to the big questions: If Cruz and Rubio speak any more Spanish at the debates, will Trump build a wall around the stage? Will the mutual hatred between he and Jeb lead Trump to threaten to deport Columba Bush? And then our main topic: Is… Read More »

Episode 8–How Will Scalia’s Death Affect 2016? Should Liberals Celebrate?

In episode 8 of “A Year Long Conversation” we go through all the big stories that happened in only a week since we talked to you last: Bernie proves that white people really do like him in New Hampshire, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie go back to just privately hating Hillary Clinton, the Valentine’s Day GOP debate… Read More »

Live-Blogging the GOP Debate…This Should Be a Good One

6:00–How will Scalia’s death affect this debate? We’re about to find out… 6:01–It should be a barn-burner. Chief asshole Ted Cruz has already said he wants to wait until next year for a replacement which would be unprecedented. 6:02–This phony debate begins with a moment of silence which is more than most candidates gave before… Read More »

Live-Blogging ANOTHER GOP Debate…This is a Full-Time Job

Another GOP debate? This is becoming a full-time job… 5:20–Ben Carson is refusing to walk out on stage…for some reason. Bizarre protest… 5:22–Trump joins him, because, “ehhhh, what the hell?” 5:25–Trump is defending his foreign policy credentials and against Cruz attacks. 5:26–Ben Carson goes after Ted Cruz for very dirty tricks. Good for him. He’s still a… Read More »

Live-Blogging the GOP Debate…For Some Reason…

6:01–Let’s get ready to rumble… 6:02–Very first question is about Donald Trump. He may have committed a great move. 6:03–Ted Cruz doesn’t know what Ted Cruz believes, he just knows he believes it. 6:04–The second question is about Donald Trump. Gee, I wonder why he didn’t feel he needed to show up… 6:05–“Cuban Matt Damon”… Read More »

You Know What? Trump is Right to Skip This Debate…

Only time will tell if skipping the Faux News debate actually hurts Trump in Iowa, but for today at least it seems like a very smart move from a guy that may be cagier than people think. –For the last 48 hours, all the media has talked about is him skipping the debate. –During the… Read More »

Live-Blogging the Republican Junior Varsity Debate…For Some Reason

4:00–We’re here, as the GOP allows its sorriest candidates to take up airtime… 4:01–Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Jim Gilmore are there. Good Lord, what a pitiful crew. 4:02–The first question to Mike Huckabee “Why aren’t you popular this time out?” 4:03–He says that his message is just fine, BUT it’s clearly not… Read More »