The debate isn’t actually finished yet, so we don’t yet have a transcript to use to count the uses of the word “lie” and its variations, especially as the formal questions began to wind up. If we were paying attention, it was Donald Trump who called Ted Cruz “nasty” and maybe more of a liar than even Jeb Bush. And the issue of immigration reform and amnesty had Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz accusing each other of lying (not to mention each candidate’s command of Spanish).
I remember when a candidate calling his opponents "liar" was big news — I've lost count tonight – 20 times?#GOPDebate
— Scott McLean (@jumphookmclean) February 14, 2016
Hate to break it to y'all, but both Cruz and Rubio are politicians. They’ll both say things to get elected you might characterize as lies.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 14, 2016
@EWErickson don't forget Jeb!
— KnightK12 (@knightk12) February 14, 2016
@EWErickson "justify…excuse…try to equate…."
Your guy is a loser Erick.
— Remember Scalia (@Mattfobrien) February 14, 2016
The word "liar" has been said more than anything else in this #GOPDebate fighting like children I swear??
— Stephanie Marotto (@stephm2912) February 14, 2016
If "liar" was in your #GOPDebate drinking game, at least Obacare might help with your visit to the ER.
— Jim Henson (@jamesrhenson) February 14, 2016
Politicians (and media) rarely use the L word, "Liar," and it is being used promiscuously tonight about Ted Cruz
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 14, 2016
The theme of the debate tonight: "Ted Cruz is, in fact, a liar." #GOPDebate
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 14, 2016
So apparently the new theme is to call Ted Cruz a liar #GOPDebate
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 14, 2016
um…I can't remember the last time I've seen one candidate call another a "liar" on a debate stage. Wow.
— Jackie Kucinich (@JFKucinich) February 14, 2016
Trump on Cruz: "You are the single biggest liar….This guy will say anything…He’s a nasty guy.” pic.twitter.com/nKH8cRzpA3
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 14, 2016
They're both right.
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) February 14, 2016
Wow. "Biggest Liar" to replace "Biggest Loser" on reality TV with @realDonaldTrump as executive producer
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) February 14, 2016
#GOPDebate Debate Rule #1: Try not to use you're entire debate time yelling, "You're a liar! You're a liar! You're a liar!"
— Ann-Marie Murrell (@politichickAM) February 14, 2016
Trump: Cruz is a liar
Bush: Trump is a liar
Rubio: Cruz is a liar pic.twitter.com/NrtKsUdqjn
— Political Line (@PoliticalLine) February 14, 2016
Is anyone on this stage not a liar? #GOPDebate
— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) February 14, 2016
You're a liar. And you're a liar. And you. And you, too. And over there – you're a liar. #GOPDebate
— Michael Hausam (@MPHaus) February 14, 2016
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) February 14, 2016
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) February 14, 2016
The Republican front-runner just called George W. Bush a liar on Iraq.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) February 14, 2016
WHY DO YOU LIE
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 14, 2016
In my hometown, we once had mayor who hit an alderman on the head w/ notepad screaming "Liar liar pants on fire!"
So basically #GOPDebate.
— R.J. Morgan (@rjmorgan33) February 14, 2016
Seriously, this is insane.
The GOP is destroying itself tonight, and they have no one to blame but themselves. #GOPDebate
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) February 14, 2016
Attention Sunday morning news producers: I want a full liar montage. And we thank you.
— Michael Howard Saul (@MichaelHwrdSaul) February 14, 2016
Quite the highlight reel of candidates calling multiple possible nominees a dirty dirty liar for Democrats to trot out come convention time
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 14, 2016