Check back here at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time tonight for our live blogging of the GOP presidential debate! Will Donald Trump show up? Will Chris Christie sumo wrestle that crazy Oregon militia member onstage?
5:00 Welcome to the live blog of tonight’s GOP debate!
5:09 I’m assuming Carson burns the notes of advice before reading them.
5:16 Walk slower Ben.
5:17 Kasich has been forgotten before the debate began.
5:34 Christie calling Rubio out for memorizing his “25 second speech.” A speech Rubio has now repeated in full or in part three times now.
5:54 Actually, a recent Reuters poll shows that 61% of Americans support Obama’s immigration plan. Doesn’t necessarily have to be just securing the border first for the public to support it, Rubio.
6:04 Carson had told Politico his plan would be for the government to provide only $2,000.00 a year in a health savings account per person.
6:19 Sure, Donald cuts taxes for the middle class. They’ll get a 4.9% increase in after tax income. However, the top 0.1% get a 19% increase.
6:21 While discussing jobs, nobody on stage has mentioned the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.9%.
6:26 Cruz would make bombing ISIS’ oil tankers part of his strategy to defeat ISIS. Obama administration has been doing that and destroyed 280 tankers in November alone.
6:31 “Bomb the oil and take the oil.” Wait, what?
6:42 Cruz threatening to repeal Obama’s “executive amnesty.” It was an executive order for deferment, not amnesty.
7:08 This is the first GOP debate to REALLY bring up the issue of police brutality. It was also one of the shortest subjects to be discussed tonight.
7:12 By the way, still no mention of the Black Lives Matter movement.
7:31 The GOP debates: Where you follow up a series of answers on abortion with a football question.
7:42 After last Monday, Dr. Carson can add Ted Cruz to the list of people/entities that tried to “bury” him.
7:46 Man, what a rough start for Rubio tonight. That guy was pummeled by Christie as if he were a rack of meat getting hit by Rocky Balboa.
7:48 Thank you for stopping by! That’s it, my friends!