Twitter Hilariously Trolls Republicans Whining About Debates with #GOPDebateDemands

Ted-Cruz-CryingIt’s been a week since the rather disastrous third GOP presidential debate and the Republican party still hasn’t stopped whining about it. That’s especially pathetic when you consider that what they’re really throwing a hissy fit about isn’t that their candidates were treated unfairly (they weren’t), but that the blatant lies they were telling on stage that evening were being called out by the CNBC moderators.


In the wake of the “controversy” surrounding the debate, the RNC responded by suspending its relationship with NBC (at least for now), which cancelled a debate that was scheduled for February. Some Republicans have even suggested that all future debates be exclusively conducted by members of the conservative media.

It’s clear Republicans don’t understand what a debate is supposed to be. What they’re essentially advocating for is nothing more than a 2-3 hour televised event consisting of unchallenged right-wing propaganda.

This behavior has not gone unnoticed as users on Twitter have responded by hilariously mocking Republicans with the hashtag #GOPDebateDemands.

Here are a few of the best ones I read:

This is all so incredibly absurd. Republicans are now trying to “negotiate” terms with their candidates and the networks where debates aren’t even debates anymore. It never ceases to amaze me that there are tens of millions of people who support these clowns.


Chris Christie had it right (yes, I’m willing to admit Christie was right about something) when he said that if these Republicans whining about debates can’t handle a few tough questions, then they have absolutely no business running for President of the United States.

President Obama summed this all up perfectly:

“Have you noticed that every one of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out.’ Then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.”

My real hope is that progressives show up in large numbers next November to make damn sure that none of these Republicans come anywhere near the White House unless they’re invited by either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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