The REAL debate highlights
Some of the best moments from the from 3d GOP debate escaped the media's attention
VIVEK RAMASWAMY’S ALLEGED SNIPE AT DESANTIS THAT WASN’T A SNIPE AT DESANTIS AT ALL, AND ONLY RETARDS IN THE MEDIA COULD THINK IT WAS.
RAMASWAMY: … But I want to be careful to avoid making the mistakes from the neocon establishment of the past. Corrupt politicians in both parties spent trillions, killed millions, made billions for themselves in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, fighting wars that sent thousands of our sons and daughters, people my age to die in wars that did not advance anyone's interests, adding $7 trillion to our national debt.
And Joe Biden sold off our foreign policy. Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden got a $5 million bribe from Ukraine. That's why we're sending $200 billion back to that same country. The fact of the matter is the Republican Party is not that much better.
You have the likes of Nikki Haley, who stepped down from her time at the U.N., bankrupt or in debt is -- was her family. Then she becomes a military contractor. She joins the board of Boeing and otherwise. And is now a multi-millionaire. So I think that that's wrong when Republicans do it or Democrats do it. That's the choice we face.
Do you want a leader from a different generation who's going to put this country first, or do you want Dick Cheney in three-inch heels? In which case we've got two of them on stage now.
DeSantis is the same generation as Ramaswamy.
DeSantis doesn’t want to start wars all over the universe like Nikki and Chris Christie. (Remember the crap D got for “territorial dispute”?)
Only someone as juvenile as Donald Trump would think accusing DeSantis of wearing heels is a TOTAL SCORE!
Ramaswamy was obviously referring to the two Republicans itching to start 3 wars on three continents at once: Nikki and Chris Christie. It would’ve been redundant to add “or a body-positive Dick Cheney?”
NIKKI GETS SNIPPY ABOUT THE “DICK CHENEY IN HEELS” CRACK:
Q: … Do you support the use of military force by the United States against Iran?
NIKKI: I'd first like to say they're 5-inch heels and I don't wear them unless you can run in 'em…. The second thing that I will say is: I wear heels. They're not for a fashion statement. They're for ammunition.
With 20 minutes to think about it, that was her best response? She and her permanent war fans in the audience gasped in shock as if the “Dick Cheney in heels” crack was a malignant sexist attack, but it’s a common technique to compare one person to another. It has nothing to do with Nikki being a girl.
“Donald Trump is David Duke in a nicer suit”
The intended insult is THE COMPARISON not the “in a nicer suit” or “in heels,” but Nikki got on her Girl Power high horse, as if this were an unspeakable sexist attack.
GOV. DESANTIS GIVES THE NO. 1, ABSOLUTE BEST ANSWER OF THE DEBATE!
MODERATOR: Governor DeSantis… Are you concerned that [Ukraine] could become a wider war if Putin is not stopped now?
DESANTIS: Well, any suggestion by Zelensky or anyone else that we should -- that we're going to eventually have U.S. troops there, I can tell the American people, when I'm president, that will not happen. We are not going to send your sons and daughters to Ukraine. I am going to send troops to our southern border. If you look at the threats that we face, terrorists have come in through our southern border. I'm going to shut it down. I'm going to have the military. And I'm going to deport the people who have come, particularly under Biden, who have come from the Middle East, come from all these places.
The answer I’ve been waiting for my entireAND life.
RAMASWAMY ON UKRAINE ANOTHER SWIPE AT NIKKI FOR HER “ANY-COUNTRY-BUT-OURS FIRST” FOREIGN POLICY
RAMASWAMY: I'm absolutely unpersuaded [that we should send more taxpayer money to Ukraine]….
Ukraine is not a paragon of democracy. This is a country that has banned 11 opposition parties. It has consolidated all media into one state TV media arm. That's not democratic. It has threatened not to hold elections this year unless the U.S. forks over more money. That is not democratic.
It has celebrated a Nazi in its ranks, the comedian in cargo pants, a man called Zelenskyy, doing it in their own ranks. That is not democratic. More facts for you that you won't hear from the mainstream in either party or the mainstream media.
… And so to frame this as some kind of battle between good versus evil, don't buy it. And I'd like the likes of the sharpest of the war hawks on Ukraine, Nikki Haley, to have some accountability and answer, do you want to use U.S. taxpayer money to fund the banning of Christians?
…. And I think you owe it to the American people, Nikki, to at least -- this one time — at least condemn their banning of Christians. Or else we're talking out of both sides of our mouth here.
[MODERATOR]: Mr. Ramaswamy, thank you. We ask the questions.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)…
[MODERATOR]: Ambassador Haley, what is your take on more funding for Ukraine?
HALEY: I am telling you, Putin and President Xi are salivating at the thought that someone like that could become president. They would love to see that.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
RAMASWAMY: The fact of the matter is, she doesn't answer the question.
CHRIS CHRISTIE PLAYS THE HITLER CARD - THE FIRST MOVE OF A CLEVER DEBATER!
MODERATOR: Governor Christie, what is your take, and how long should Americans be expected to help fund the war in Ukraine?
CHRISTIE: Kristen, let's remember, the last time that we turned our back on a shooting war in Europe, it bought us just a couple of years. And then 500,000 Americans were killed in Europe to defeat Hitler.
This is not a choice. This is the price we pay for being the leaders of the free world. [Blah, blah, blah]
DESANTIS: I'd like to respond.
RAMASWAMY: I'd like to respond to that. ..
NIKKI GETS FEMINISTY AGAIN, ACTING ALL INSULTED AT RAMASWAMY CALLING OUT HER TIKTOK HYPOCRISY:
RAMASWAMY: Well, I -- I want to laugh at why Nikki Haley didn't answer your question [about TikTok]…
In the last debate, she made fun of me for actually joining TikTok, while her own daughter was actually using the app for a long time. So, you might want to take care of your family first before preaching to anybody else.
HALEY: Leave my daughter out of your voice.
RAMASWAMY: Adult daughter.
[NIKKI FANS IN THE AUDIENCE BOO]
RAMASWAMY: …You have her supporters propping her up. That's fine. Here is the truth.
HALEY: You are just scum.
There’s nothing personal or insulting about Nikki’s daughter being on TikTok. Nikki attacked Ramaswamy for being on TikTok — then it turns out the hypocrite’s own daughter is on TikTok! Would any man act wounded because someone called out his hypocrisy?
I mean, besides Al Gore.
FLASHBACK: Democratic Debate at the Apollo Theater, February 21, 2000
TIME MAGAZINE'S TAMALA EDWARDS: My question is for the vice president. … One thing that you're proud of is you like to say you always have opposed vouchers. …However, you, yourself, are the product of private institutions, as are all your children.
In fact, your — the only child you still have at home, your son, Albert, is a junior at Sidwell Friends, a very expensive Washington, D.C., private school.
Is there not a public or charter school in D.C. good enough for your child? And, if not...[applause]...why should the parents here have to keep their kids in public schools because they don't have the financial resources that you do?
GORE: Well, all of my — all of my children — you know, you can leave them out of this.
NIKKI GETS HUMILIATED BY DESANTIS FOR HER LYING ATTACK ON HIS CHINA POLICY
NIKKI: Ron, you are the chair of your Economic Development Agency that as, of last week, said, Florida is the ideal place for Chinese businesses. Not only that. You have a company that is a manufacturer of Chinese military planes. You have it. They are expanding two training sites at two of your airports now, one which is 12 miles away from a Naval base.
DESANTIS: You gave them stuff.
HALEY: Yours was six months ago.
DESANTIS: I didn't give them anything. I abolished that agency that she's talking about. Enterprise Florida, we abolished it. And, of course, we banned China from buying land.
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RAMASWAMY NAILS NIKKI FOR HER CHINA HYPOCRISY:
RAMASWAMY: When [Haley] was UN Ambassador, called [the CCP] literally — her words, not mine — “our great friend.” You can't be fairweather fans of the right policy. .. Cut the virtue signaling. …
MODERATOR: Ambassador Haley - [You] get to respond to personal attacks.
HALEY: Thank you very much. You know, when he talks about me praising China, he doesn't know the fact that the reason China was praised was, because I negotiated with China and Russia [at the utterly useless U.N.] the largest set of sanctions against North Korea in a generation. …
RAMASWAMY: You said they were “our great friend” — it’s what you said, Nikki. Those are your words, not mine. So, just own up to it…. You can change your mind. That's allowed. But, don't lie to the people about what you've said or you've done in South Carolina.
HALEY: I had fought against China my entire career at the [useless] United Nations.
RAMASWAMY: You've brought them to South Carolina. Ron [DeSantis] is right about that. Look at the actual hard facts. You brought them to this country.
HALEY: Every day I fought China [at the useless U.N.] and I did it -…by making sure that we called them out on human rights. …