This morning’s article in The Hill claims that “Trump leads post-debate online polls,” citing a Time magazine, admittedly unscientific survey, and a Drudge Report poll, which supposedly attracted 120,000 respondents. Each poll shows Trump leading by a significant amount.
According to a Drudge Report survey that has attracted more than 120,000 votes, 63.8 percent said Trump won the debate, followed Ted Cruz, at 17.9 percent, Marco Rubio, at 12.8 percent, John Kasich, at 3.6 percent, and Ben Carson, at 2 percent.
A Time magazine online poll of 17,000 people found the billionaire businessman taking 71 percent, followed by Rubio, at 18 percent, Kasich, at 6 percent, Cruz, at 4 percent, and Carson, at 2 percent.
Now, I watched the debate last night, and I gotta tell you, the Cruz/Rubio tag team eviscerated the Hairy Hemorrhoid™! They made him look like a petulant schoolyard bully who finally got his comeuppance. He screeched “LIAR,” he threw out red herrings about Cruz’s Tweet about Ben Carson leaving Iowa early, he tried to taunt Rubio about his performance during the New Hampshire debate, but to no avail. Cruz and Rubio continued to throw substantive punches, showing Trump to be nothing but a lying, puerile assclown!
No one in their right mind… no one with two brain cells to rub together… would claim that Trump somehow won that debate. They didn’t just gut Trump, they tore him apart with their bare hands, strung him up by his own viscera, and dangled him like a crazy marionette from the debate hall ceiling for all the world to see!And yet, these polls show that more than two-thirds of those who watched the debate think he won? Come on!
Either the debate watchers were blind and deaf, or they were incredibly stupid. I had a hard time believing that Americans can be that dumb, so I ventured over to both sites and took the survey.
- I was able to vote as many times as I wanted.
- I was able to vote numerous times for the same candidate.
- I was able to vote numerous times for different candidates each time.
- There was no way to determine if I actually watched the debate.
So my only conclusion is that either the Hairy Hemorrhoid™ paid some monkeys to sit around and hit the button for him on both sites, or that his supporters are so squirrel shit, frothing crazy, that they’re willfully ignoring their candidate’s lack of substance, childish behavior, lack of debate ability, and general shittardedness.
My bet it on the former. Yes, I think Trumproids are morons, but frankly, I can’t imagine they’re that dumb!
My bigger question is why in fug’s hell The Hill would even run this non-story? While other news outlets focused on what was said in the actual debate, this douche monkey Jonathan Easley is focusing an article on two polls that mean exactly jack and shit.
And then I read his write-up of the actual debate.
Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz threw everything they had at Donald Trump at Thursday night’s Republican debate, hoping to find some way to stop the clear front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination.
Rubio in particular came out hot, seemingly dumping his opposition research on Trump as he attacked the billionaire on his eponymous university, his business record and his core political beliefs.
Trump, for his part, mostly kept his cool through the two-hour debate in Houston even as he was the focus of relentless attacks from Cruz and Rubio.
Both Cuban-American senators are trailing Trump badly in the delegate race, and need to do something fast to turn around the race.
That doesn’t at all sound biased, does it? Especially in light of the complete and utter nonsense he was spouting and stammering in response to the attacks!
CRUZ: You know, in the past couple of weeks the Wall Street Journal had a very interesting article about the state of Arizona. Arizona put in very tough laws on illegal immigration, and the result was illegal immigrants fled the state, and what’s happened there — it was a very interesting article.
Some of the business owners complained that the wages they had to pay workers went up, and from their perspective that was a bad thing. But, what the state of Arizona has seen is the dollars they’re spending on welfare, on prisons, and education, all of those have dropped by hundreds of millions of dollars. And, the Americans, and for that matter, the legal immigrants who are in Arizona, are seeing unemployment drop are seeing wages rise. That’s who we need to be fighting for.
TRUMP: Well, I’m very glad that Ted mentioned Arizona because probably the toughest man on borders is Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and two days ago he totally endorsed me, so, thank you.
Quite the substantive reply there, Hemorrhoid!
RUBIO: But I also think that if you’re going to claim that you’re the only one that lifted this into the campaign, that you acknowledge that, for example, you’re only person on this stage that has ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally.
You hired some workers from Poland…
TRUMP: No, no, I’m the only one on the stage that’s hired people. You haven’t hired anybody.
TRUMP: And by the way, I’ve hired — and by the way, I’ve hired tens of thousands of people over at my job. You’ve hired nobody.
RUBIO: Yes, you’ve hired a thousand from another country…
TRUMP: You’ve had nothing but problems with your credit cards, et cetera. So don’t tell me about that.
RUBIO: Let me just say — let me finish the statement. This is important.
TRUMP: You haven’t hired one person, you liar.
TRUMP: But I’ve hired people. Nobody up here has hired anybody.
Yeah, let’s not focus on the fact that the Hemorrhoid has been fined for his hiring practices. Let’s just scream, “CREDIT CARDS! LIAR!” and repeat ourselves several times, while accusing Rubio of repeating himself two debates ago!
And speaking of repeating himself, the Hemorrhoid seems to use repetition in lieu of actual substance. He can’t say much about his health care plans, but they’re gonna be YUUUGE!!! Too bad Rubio called him on it!
TRUMP: The nice part of the plan — you’ll have many different plans. You’ll have competition, you’ll have so many different plans.
RUBIO: Now he’s repeating himself.
TRUMP: No, no, no.
(LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) (CHEERING)
TRUMP: (inaudible) I watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago…
RUBIO: … I just watched you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago…
TRUMP: I watched him meltdown on the stage like that, I’ve never seen it in anybody…
BASH: … Let’s stay focused on the subject…
TRUMP: … I thought he came out of the swimming pool…
RUBIO: … I see him repeat himself every night, he says five things, everyone’s dumb, he’s gonna make America great again…
How anyone with half a brain can think that this type of stammering, stuttering, stumbling, red herring-tossing dumbshittery is anything resembling a debate winner, let alone a PRESIDENT, is beyond me!
But apparently Easley and The Hill are up for relevancy through clickbait, rather than focusing on the substance of the debate. Good to know.
UPDATE: The husband just pointed to this column by RedState, which is hardly unbiased, but this bit of analysis was dead on, in my opinion.
Here’s what a bad night it was for Trump. In the middle of a completely innocuous question from moderator Hugh Hewitt, which was not in any way attacking Trump, Trump out of nowhere slammed Hewitt with “No one listens to your show.” In the span of 20 seconds, he said “I don’t believe anything Telemundo says,” and “I love Telemundo. Everything is fine.” Literally within the same answer. The belief this entire time has been that Donald Trump cannot be rattled in a debate. Tonight proved that it is not true. It’s one thing to expose Trump as a liberal; what the other Republican candidates did tonight was to expose Trump as a lightweight. Trump has gotten away for months with not having answers to anything because no one has pressed him on the point. Tonight, that ended, and he looked like a child.