Five GOP Debates in Five Minutes: The Worst of 2015

Ashley Feinberg · 12/16/15 01:20PM

Somehow, impossibly, we’ve made it through five total GOP debates over the course of five months. We’ve seen spirits crushed (Jeb), lies told (everyone), and would-be dictators rouse the masses (Trump). At a certain point, all the racism, bickering, and stupidity just start blending together. Here’s a refresher.

The GOP's Biggest Losers Debate Was a Glorious Car Crash

Jordan Sargent · 08/07/15 02:30PM

The Republican debate held at 5 p.m. last night, which featured the current 11th through 17th most popular GOP candidates in the 2016 field, was perhaps the least consequential national debate in American history. This is, of course, exactly why it was so uniquely satisfying to watch.

Huckabee On Trans Soldiers: "The Military Is Not a Social Experiment"

Jordan Sargent · 08/06/15 10:12PM

In tonight’s debate, Fox’s Brett Baier directed a question about the Obama administration potentially allowing transgender soldiers to serve openly in the military to Mike Huckabee, who gave the exact grotesque answer you would expect, saying that the military is “not a social experiment” and that is instead around to “kill people and break things.”

Hot in Cleveland: From the Pits of Hell, It's the GOP 2016 Liveblog

Ashley Feinberg · 08/06/15 07:41PM

The first (real, non-consolation prize) GOP debate begins at 9 p.m. How long will Donald Trump last before security forcibly escorts him out? How many times will the angry white men utter the word “rape” for no apparent reason? How many groups of minority voters will be spectacularly and irrevocably alienated? And how much of the beautiful light inside of each and every one of us will die before the madness finally stops? We’ll be here (with special guest Glenn Greenwald), starting at 8:45 Eastern to find out.

Jon Stewart Can't Believe He Is Still Surprised By the Republican Candidates

Matt Toder · 02/23/12 11:32PM

On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart turned his attention to last night's Republican debate. Besides being miffed that we've had to endure twenty of these events, Stewart also couldn't believe Mitt Romney misquoting Seinfeld, Rick Santorum's reasonable explanations and the one word each candidate used to define himself.

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry Go At It in GOP Debate

Max Read · 10/18/11 08:05PM

What's going on with Rick Perry and Mitt Romney? Perry—who more or less slept through his first GOP debates—aggressively jumped on frontrunner Romney in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, earning an enthusiastic response from Romney, who gently touched Perry and attempted to teach the Texas governor the rules. Of the debate. You can smell the testiness! All the drama, and tension, of two coked-up frat brothers arguing about politics at 6 a.m.! And poor Anderson Cooper, the supposed moderator, just sitting there there on the sidelines.