iowa debate

Me Watching the Iowa Caucus 2016
  • Me: OMG Bernie is winning I'm so happy.
  • Idiots: Why aren't you rooting for Hillary? Don't feminist support feminist?
  • Me: Of course feminist support feminist. That does not change the fact that I do not want a corporate, emotionless, flip flopping, ass kissing, drone running the country I live in. So no I don't support Hillary.
time.com
Democrats Prepare for a Very Different Debate
After the Paris attacks.

The Democratic presidential candidates prepared for weeks for Saturday’s debate, a contest that was going to focus heavily on questions about the economy, immigration and domestic issues.

Then came the attacks on Paris.

With the City of Lights reeling from the deaths of at least 129 people after blasts and half a dozen firearm attacks on Friday night, the Democrats will seek to prove their mettle as strong commanders-in-chief in a perilous global moment. The Democratic debate is likely to be a subdued and somber affair.

Hillary Clinton will aim to affirm her status as a confident and collected leader during Saturday night’s debate, while challengers Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will strive to show they are knowledgeable beyond their relatively limited foreign policy experience.

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“That child did nothing wrong. […] To be victimized twice would be a horrible thing.” - Rick Santorum, responding to his stance on abortion. He believes abortions should be criminalized, even in the case of rape or incest.

This is honest to god the most fucking absurd argument against abortion I have ever heard.

Let me tell you what would be a second horrible thing after being raped: Any legislation telling me I’d go to jail if I did not want to have that child.

The thought that people would just let this country default… I think Speaker Boehner should be complimented for what he did. This country should never default.
—  Jon Huntsman, standing up and being counted in favor of the debt ceiling “Boehner plan,” and decrying his opponents’ willingness to see a U.S. default. Huntsman has been a little invisible so far tonight, and this helps him stand out from the crowd, though whether this message will play politically is an unsure thing.