Takeaways from the GOP's two-ring debate night circus
Trump mused about civil war while Ramaswamy emerged as a punching bag.
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Whew, that was a long night. Over on the X hellsite, I put together two lengthy threads covering Wednesday night’s big political events — the first GOP debate of the presidential cycle on Fox News (thread here), and Donald Trump’s attempt to counterprogram with a Tucker Carlson interview (thread here).
Though I obviously watch way too much right-wing media for my own good, I won’t pretend to understand how Republican voters process things. Hell, we’re talking about people who by and large believe that the biggest liar in the history of our politics is more trustworthy and honest than own their friends and family. But with that caveat out of the way, here are a few of my big takeaways from the evening (with video!).
One clip says it all about the sad state of GOP policy
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