As Twitchy told you, Mike Huckabee is planning to swing by Trump’s anti-debate event tonight. Think he’d be willing to carpool with Rick Santorum?

It’s the social event of the season!

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‘Applying to become veep?’ Mike Huckabee ‘will attend’ Trump’s ‘special event’ tonight

  • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

    So they are going to a charity event that supports troops….so what?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      No, they are going to a Trump event designed to spite FOX and making props out of veterans. Much like Trump, Huckabee and Santorum are vindictive towards Cruz (in their case because Cruz locked scored evangelical that led to their victories in 2008 and 2012). That’s so what.

      As I said last night, if this gets legitimate charities some cash, good, but that doesn’t mean this whole thing doesn’t stink of political theater.

      • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

        I think you are suffering from irrational trump hatred…not everything trump does is wrong.

        • Jill

          Using people as props is wrong. I hated it when Obama did it and I hate it when Trump does it.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            So troops are props?

            If you liked trump…would you think his charity event benefiting the troops was good?

            But since you dont like him…a charity event that benefits the same people…is wrong?

          • Jill

            I donate to causes I believe in and do not need a political stunt as an excuse or a reason. You?

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            So are they….

            Is it not possible to put aside your political beliefs and support a common cause?

          • Jill

            Troops are not props.
            Trump is treating them as though they are.
            Check out the ArmyTimes website if you think that everyone is on board and bowing at the feet of the benevolent Trump.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Here I was under the irrational position…that troops can make their own decision….as individuals.

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            Trump is only picking veterans (or whomever would make the best backdrop at the time) to prop himself up. Everything Trump does is only for Trump. I’m not a Trump supporter, but I am not a basher either. I just see him for who he is and that is a grand manipulator.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Soooooo….if a member of our military service gets the treatment he needs because of this event…thats bad because Trump was the one that made it happen?

            Not sure thats a reasonable position….

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            Nope, never said that.

            I am saying that Trump only does optics that work for Trump. Sure, some good may (will?) come of it, but Trump is only doing this for Trump. He needs to be loud and crass and vulgar to be heard. He acts like a spoiled child when he can’t get his way. **Waa Waa, I’m not getting my own way, so I am going to take all my toys and go play by myself.**

            Trump is only picking (fill in the blank) cause he cannot stand a little criticism. And the criticism was just asking him to explain the words that he used.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            I get it…you dont like trump….

            But chastising people for going to a charity event…because of your hatred for the guy…is irrational and kind of absurd.

          • Tyrconnell

            2nd tier candidates are getting more publicity from this than from the rest of their campaigns, yeah, nothing political about it at all.

          • drw

            You’ve an odd understanding of the English language if that’s what you understood from his comments.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Hard to believe that when someone spends 2 paragraphs attacking trump…that somehow I think he doesnt like trump. Weird amirite?

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            Attacking? Pretty strong word.

            There was no attack there. I am only stating the obvious. Trump only does what will benefit Trump the best. If Trump so cared about the veterans, why put on this show tonight? Why not attend the debate and act like a leader? Instead, he acts all childish (which is not an attack, but a statement of fact), and wants everyone to know how self-important he is.

            And if you read these as an attack, that is your problem, not mine.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            “He needs to be loud and crass and vulgar to be heard. He acts like a spoiled child when he can’t get his way.”

            Thats not attacking someone?

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            That is a statement. Is he not loud? He is always trying to shout over other people. Is he not crass and vulgar? Does he not talk about women on their periods? Does he not insult the way their faces look?

            If you need an example of someone attacking another person, I think you need to look at what Trump has said.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            So no one is allowed to go to a charity event that supports the troops because he commented on a womens period?

          • drw

            There’s a huge difference between attacking and stating a considered opinion. I’m not sure where to even begin on your use of the word hate.
            From reading your posts on this thread I’ve come to the conclusion that the donny’s your guy. In my considered opinion, that is. Why is it, do you suppose, that he’s drawn this much ire from so many who’s histories suggest an ability to grasp the larger view?
            Let me be clear, I don’t hate the donny. I don’t know him personally, he might be a great guy to get a beer and talk sports with. In my considered opinion though, he hasn’t the temperament or the dedication to the Constitution to govern this country as it need so desperately to be. He’s proven, in my considered opinion, to be as or more self-focused than berry and the mere fact that his only issue with the EO’s of the current POTUS is that he didn’t write them himself should scare the hell out of any sane voter.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Ok…your opinion is that you dont like trump…somehow that means that anyone attending his charity events are bad.

            2) I didnt use the word hate.

            3) Im voting for Cruz.

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            2) Yes you did use the word hate. See attached. Why do you lie?

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            alright…i stand corrected…but you did call him a spoiled child…what else Im a supposed to think? That somehow you dont hate the guy?

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            Yes, he is acting like a spoiled child.

            Why can’t Trump attend the debate tonight? Because a TV personality called him out on things that he said. He has used ugly language in describing women. He was asked about it. Other candidates have been asked questions about things they have said in the past. If you cannot handle being questioned in a debate, God help you if you ever become president.

            And never hated him. I do not like him. Big difference.

          • drw

            Where, in any of my posts on this entire thread, did I once state that “anyone attending his charity events are bad”?
            2) Isn’t it convenient how easily a post is edited?
            3) Good for you.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Thats the point of the article…that somehow Huckabee and Santorum attending a charity event that will argueably do much much much more good for someone…then yet another debate….

            That somehow they should be shamed…

          • drw

            Because I choose to post on an article doesn’t mean I agree with the premise or how the staff chose to spin the information. My first post, in fact, praised the possibility of Santorum and/or Huckabee increasing the donation level. The cause is just, the donny using the cause to further himself is where I take exception.
            I strongly encourage everybody to donate as much as they can. I’d just rather they realize the real reason for this particular event at this particular time has absolutely nothing to do with the beneficence of the sponsor.

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            Here here. Thank you.

            I think Mtn Dew is a liberal in disguise trying to troll here. He gets so mad and worked up when someone has an opinion different than his. Maybe he needs to go to his safe space where no one will attack The Donald and he can be “amirite” all night by himself.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Show me this….go ahead…show me where Im “worked” up..

          • drw

            Except he’s not a liberal, at least I’ve never believed him to be. He’s opinionated and hard to convince but, that’s a good thing.

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            He can have his opinion, but when someone else posts one that is counter to what he believes, he has to change or add things to the post to make the opinion look like an attack. This is very typical of how the Progressive Liberals work.

            I state Trump does things only to benefit Trump, and somehow I am hating the man and chastising people from attending a veterans charity. From my experience, only a Liberals can do that kind of magic.

          • drw

            Welcome to the real world, my friend. The lib/dem/progs have never held an exclusive on unreasonable, it’s becoming more the rule as each successive election cycle progresses. I’ve been know to be pretty opinionated myself on occasion. The biggest difference though is that I’m always right.

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            LOL…too funny. I’ll have to remember that.

          • drw

            My Wife got a little sign to put next to my recliner several years ago that says “When I Married Mr. Right, I Didn’t know His Middle Name Was Always”. She’s since followed that up with a coffee mug that says “Mrs. Always Right”.
            She’s about the least sarcastic person I know so I’ve chosen to take her at her word. Needless to say, our adventure together over the last thirty-something years has been anything but boring.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Thats

            The…

            Point…

            OF…

            THE ARTICLE!

            That somehow two guys who support the troops…should somehow should be shamed for going to a charity event that supports the troops…simply because its hosted by Trump.

            If this is your position…I just dont understand it.

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            Did I say I hated Trump? I missed that part.

            I dislike him. I do not like how self-centered he is. I don’t like how he cannot handle any criticism but wants to be president.

            So hatred? No. Dislike, yes.

            And how am I chastising anyone by attending this event? I have only stated, again, in plain English, that Trump does things only to benefit Trump. This may help some veterans, but Trump is doing this to make him look like a hero. Trump is propping himself up.

            BTW, all politicians do this, but only Trump makes it about himself first.

          • Tyrconnell

            Nice putting words in other people’s mouths there.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Thats the line of the argument…people dont like trump…so no one is apparently allowed to attend his events. Even if the cause is something they would otherwise support…

          • Tyrconnell

            No, if he had scheduled it for noon, or tomorrow, doubt there would have been a problem, it was the intent behind the timing.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            So whats that have to do with Santorum and Huckabee? You are only allowed to support the troops…unless there is a debate on Fox News or something?

          • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

            Exactly

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Show me where I did that.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Go ahead…show me this.

          • Tyrconnell

            This:
            “Soooooo….if a member of our military service gets the treatment he needs because of this event…thats bad because Trump was the one that made it happen?

            Not sure thats a reasonable position….”

            In answwer to this:
            “Trump is only picking veterans (or whomever would make the best backdrop at the time) to prop himself up. Everything Trump does is only for Trump. I’m not a Trump supporter, but I am not a basher either. I just see him for who he is and that is a grand manipulator.”

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Fail. Try again? That person literally did change the argument…not me.

          • nobaddog

            No its to make money for veterans. I thought you werent a Trump Basher?

          • nobaddog

            What do you think the debates are? Sponsored by big business and questions to get them fighting on TV. You like Jerry Springer??

          • interestedobserver2

            If the person “hosting” the event is the only reason why you contribute to veteran’s causes, maybe the problem isn’t us. Just sayin’…

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            So huckabee and Santorum…never supported the troops before?

          • Jill

            Are they hosting the event?

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            You can only go to the event if your hosting it?

          • aztectrumpet

            I’m sure they have. They don’t need to goto Trump’s sideshow to do it.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Okay…they should just sit at home and “support” the troops while watching X-files?

          • interestedobserver2

            Other than verbally? Not much. Unless, of course, you think putting a yellow ribbon magnet on the back of your truck counts as “supporting the troops.”

            Interesting how you ignored the thrust of the comment to switch to the Huckabee/Santorum strawman argument, though. Seems like someone’s been taking lessons from the libs…

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Thats the point of the article…that Santorum and Huckabee are only allowed to go to Non-trump events even if the cause is something that conservatives are supposed to be for…

          • interestedobserver2

            Really? That’s funny. Because I read the EXACT SAME ARTICLE, and what I got out of it is that they ARE going to the event. Who forbade them? When do the “event attendance police” show up to arrest them?

            In short, now you’re just being ridiculous. Go home and sleep it off.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Then you read it wrong. Not my fault

          • interestedobserver2

            No, “sleep it off” means you should, you know, sleep it off — not keep digging.

          • RblDiver

            A big question is intent. Is his intent here really to support the troops, or is it to poke a thumb in Fox’s eye?

            I claim it’s the latter, ergo, he’s using them as human props.

          • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

            Oh #ConcernTroll, you don’t have to take our “word for it” that veterans (even liberal ones) know when they’re being used: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/27/politics/donald-trump-veterans-fox-news-debate/index.html
            …Oh and about what you said before (“I think you are suffering from irrational trump hatred”): and we think you are a Hill/Bern supporter just hoping this unelectable clown becomes the R-nominee.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            -_-

        • interestedobserver2

          Or, looking at it from over here — maybe Trump, an avowed liberal for 50 years, is just YUSING the veterans so he can score points over Megyn. Which, the more you look at it, makes Trump look more and more pathetic in every possible way. Childish tantrums really don’t look good on an aspiring Presidential candidate.

        • Tyrconnell

          Nah, he’s just been paying attention. I’m the one who has the RATIONAL dislike of the draft-dodging, property-stealing, slandering SOB.

        • https://sites.google.com/site/joedecaro/home Joe DeCaro

          But everything Trump does is in his own interest.

        • maggieinWY

          Sorry, but we also “hate” that other politicians are using vets as a guilt-o-meter for debate bait. Not just Trump. Cruz and Fiorina, too. They better pony up now with or without a debate result. Politicians are jerks.

      • heathkits

        Politics is theater – Trump understands that well.

      • Oxco

        Are the GOP trying to implode and lose this election??

        • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

          Oh cut it out: 2 also-ran candidates go desperately clinging to #TrumpTheChump’s clown show, and somehow it’s the GOP’s fault? Look, for the last time, there is no “establishment”; Santorum & Huckabee are grown men who make their own choices, NOT part of a mindless #Borg-collective (as the RNC is made out to be…The RNC is merely the party-fundraising mechanism, FFS). It’s the IndyCons that Trumpmania…The RNC didn’t make any of this happen…so “for once” place the blame where it belongs.

        • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

          …I see you upvoted my initial reply even though I was nasty of you. Thanks for the upvote which it’s really classy of you (I mean it), and I’ve edited my initial reply so’s to tone it down.

          • Oxco

            🙂

    • Jill

      At any given time, these three men could have organized and promoted a charity event for veterans. These three men are attending a populist rally with troops as a prop. Don’t delude yourself.

      • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

        Ive never started my own rally either…does that mean Im not allowed to attend one?

        • Jill

          He is free to hold one. I am free to call it a crass political move, given that the man is better known for buying progressive candidates and less for genuine regard for soldiers.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Do you think supporting the troops is a good thing or a bad thing?

            Because I was under the impression…that most conservatives support the troops…so how is it wrong that he is doing it now?

          • Jill

            I think it is wonderful. If you need a stunt to remind you that their needs are great, there’s something wrong with you, in my opinion. That being said, there are even better charities that do not have the overhead and expenses that Wounded Warriors carries. Just do your homework and don’t wait for a celebrity to tell you to help those in need if you are willing and able.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            ummm…you dont need a celebrity to do it…but that doesnt mean you cant go when a celebrity does support the cause.

            Its completely irrational to suddenly stop supporting a cause you like…just because its organized by a guy you dont like.

          • drw

            It’s just as irrational to believe that in this case the cause was the reason for the event. the donny’s merely using the Vets as a tool to assuage some of his base and those more gullible potential voters. Somewhere on this thread tops116 linked a story about the true worth of Veterans in the donny’s eyes. Apparently they fall somewhat further down on the priority list than the Clinton foundation.
            Kudos that some good may come from this, that’s wonderful. Just don’t kid yourself that this event is anything more than a publicity stunt. Under different circumstances, the cause could just as easily been PP.

          • Tyrconnell

            It’s irrational to believe the time and place were chosen as anything other than political theater.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Who said it wasnt? And…who gives a crap?

          • Tyrconnell

            I do, as a disabled vet it irritates me that that draft-dodger wraps himself up in the flag to avoid answering questions.

          • Tyrconnell

            Because he’s doing it now in a crass bit of political theater, which is why he chose to stage it opposite the debate. It’s really very clear.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            I get it…you dont like his intent…so what? People will receive help…Huckabee and Santorum’s presence will help…so who gives a flying rip if they go?

          • Tyrconnell

            And the guarantee that people WILL receive help is what? The Trump campaign has not even stated which charities the money will go to.

          • aztectrumpet

            Dance, puppet, dance.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            sup?

        • interestedobserver2

          Why do you keep changing the argument? Can you not actually respond to the points made? Are you just another liberal idiot pretending to be a conservative here? Your tactics certainly seem to indicate that. You’ve used just about every tactic on the “Correia Left-Wing Internet Arguing Checklist” thus far (well, except for calling us all racists, but I’m guessing you’ll figure out some way to work that in too, before it’s all over):

          THE LEFT WING INTERNET ARGUING CHECKLIST

          Skim until Offended

          Disqualify that Opinion
          Attack, Attack, Attack
          Disregard Inconvenient facts
          Make Shit Up
          Resort to Moral Equivalency
          Concern Trolling
          When all else fails, Racism!

          So let’s break this down so you know what to look for, and you can have a good laugh as people who have zero substance, critical thinking skills, or facts make fools of
          themselves!

          SKIM UNTIL OFFENDED:
          A poo flinging monkey never actually reads their opponent’s article (That could introduce them to dangerous
          badthink!). Instead they simply skim down the page until finding something that they can loudly proclaim you were offended by. Remember, being offended grants liberals super powers!

          DISQUALIFY THAT OPINION
          This one is lots of fun. Liberals never want to argue ABOUT a topic. They want to argue about why your opinion on
          that topic doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter who or what you are, there is some reason that your opinion doesn’t count, and it doesn’t have to make sense. Say that you are a man who thinks abortion is murder, well your opinion obviously doesn’t count because you’re a man! What if my wife said that? Well, her opinion doesn’t count because she’s biased because she has children. What if a childless
          woman said that? Well, her opinion doesn’t count because she’s probably religious. What if she’s an atheist libertarian who happens to believe that a fetus should be considered a human being and thus receive the same rights and legal protections as any other human being? Hurr… Derp… Don’t legislate my vagina! War on women! Quick, switch to another item on the checklist!

          ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK
          The dumbest of poo flingers must find something, anything about their opponent and attack it rather than the actual
          topic or salient points. Too tall, too short, too fat, too thin,
          nothing is off the table. I watched one on Facebook where one of my fans disagreed with a lib about Obamacare, and was attacked because of their profile picture “your kid looks retarded.” And yes, their kid was handicapped, but that’s what you get with caring liberals. When you argue with a liberal online, no matter what you do, you’re doing it wrong. This is a personal pet peeve of mine. I make my living as a novelist. I get paid large sums of money to write books. I’m rather successful. But whenever I argue with a liberal on Twitter I’m not a “real” novelist. And because I write sci-fi/fantasy, I’m no longer allowed to have an opinion
          regardless of the long and varied career I had before that, which takes us right back to #2. I have witnessed this with many conservative or libertarian authors.

          DISREGARD INCONVENIENT FACTS
          This one is really self-explanatory. It goes hand in hand with our next item on the checklist of Make Shit Up. So you
          see a liberal post something false. You post the truth. They ignore it. Say that you post a link to an article. They will find a reason to dismiss it. “The Drudge Report? That’s not a *real* newspaper!” So you post the same story from when the WaPo got around to finally copying Drudge a month later. They ignore it. A subnote on disregarding inconvenient facts. You can be the leading expert in the world on some topic, but if you are arguing with a liberal then you will get “That’s anecdote, not evidence!” or “Link or it didn’t happen!” But the minute that you are quoted in Salon or Mother Jones, it magically turns into evidence. Crazy how that works. While arguing about Obamacare I could truthfully cite the regulations and hoop jumping I had to do for my company of 200 people, and how my equivalent at the company across the street was cutting all their 500 employees back to 28 hours a week because of Obamacare. That’s anecdote. A liberal comedian makes a video about how awesome Obamacare is with emotional music, totally evidence.

          MAKE SHIT UP
          This one can get pretty crazy , but if they’ve made it this far down the checklist things are getting desperate, might as well go for the gold. There are a few levels of this. The easiest one is taking the most absurd batshit insane person they can on the right and putting them as our poster child “Republicans don’t believe in dinosaurs and think the earth is flat and religious people hate science and homeschooling will make children into racist bigots who
          wage a war on women stay out of my vagina!” This is your usual straw man stuff. Fairly typical. Then you’ve got the propaganda accepted as fact. Here we are years later, the ACA is going into effect, and millions of us have already had to deal with it, we’ve seen costs skyrocket for three years in a row, we’ve seen the doom and gloom come to
          pass, we’ve seen the jobs switching to 30 hour work weeks, yet still, STILL you run into people on Facebook ignoring reality and telling you about awesome stuff the ACA is going to do, even though they are talking about hype from when it was getting passed, which never made it into the actual bill. Then you get into things which are simply flat out lies. As a gun guy, pick any argument involving the technical and legal aspects of building, buying, or using firearms, as reimagined by somebody huffing paint. But if you’re a liberal, and you just believe hard enough, then reality doesn’t matter, just how hard you feel about something. I saw where one recently where a particularly dumbass sci-fi author actually told an audience in Australia that Stand Your Ground laws were to make it legal for
          white people to just shoot blacks whenever they felt like it…

          Wow.

          RESORT TO MORAL EQUIVALENCY
          Find something, anything bad as done by a liberal? “Well, republicans did it too!” Did the president do something
          stupid? “It is Bush’s fault.” So? Was it okay then? No. Then it shouldn’t be okay now, hypocrite. And of everything on the checklist, this is the one that I’ve seen people on the right be guilty of the most often. Do republicans suck too? Hell yes. They’re pathetic (most often when they’re trying to be democrat lite, oh, freaking retire already, John McCain). So sometimes this is totally true. But the interesting thing is that this goes hand in hand with Make Shit Up, in that oftentimes it isn’t even true, and they’re not the same on that issue, but it is parroted so often that it has become an accepted truth. Even well-meaning people fall for this trap. Though it can be fun when they automatically regurgitate “well, both sides are the same.” And you come back
          with “Okay, name one time the republicans have done that.” And they sit there and go “Uh…. Hmm…. Uh… Oh, look Jim Carreymade another gun control video!”

          CONCERN TROLLING
          A personal favorite. There are two types. The classic Concern Troll and the Boycotter. Concern Trolling is a tool to enforce the illusionof monolithic group think where the liberal responds like they care. They care so hard about you, poor misguided right winger, and they care that you are saying these horrible, nasty, awful, racist, mean,
          things. What will everyone think of you? What would your
          friends think if they knew that you don’t like giving a third of
          your income to support crack whores? Why, they’d think you were a horrible person. The Boycotter is rather specialized Concern Troll that usually only gets used on those of us who have some sort of public persona, like entertainers or business people. Because the left absolutely hates dissent, they will try to squish anyone who
          gets out of line.

          WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, RACISM!
          The most obvious one of them all, because if you
          are going to argue with liberals you WILL be called racist. It is inevitable. However that is good, because it means you just won. It is the final line on our checklist for a reason. Just keep in mind that you’re in good company. Charlton Heston marched across the Selma Bridge with Martin Luther King, and he was smeared as racist for believing that the 2nd Amendment applied to everyone equally. The topic probably doesn’t even have anything to do with racism. Don’t matter. You disagree with liberals, you’re
          a racist. The clever poo flingers will snidely insinuate it, while the dumb ones will screech it at the top of their lungs. This one has been epidemic since we elected Barack Obama, and obviously the only reason you could hate a weak foreign policy, stupid gun control proposals, a shitty economy, a ridiculous bloated monster of a healthcare law, and the general corruption of our federal apparatus, is because you don’t like a black president.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            Tldr…but apparently I’m a liberal, because I think conservatives going to a traditionally consecutive cause…isn’t something worth mentioning or shaming. Also because I’m a liberal because I believe in Regan’s 11th comendment…..

            Also you might need to eat a snickers and calm down.

          • interestedobserver2

            Too funny. It was too long to read, but you decided what I said anyway! And ANSWERED your own strawman argument! Thus perfectly epitomizing exactly everything you didn’t bother to read! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

            By the way, us bitter clinging bible-thumping conservative know nothings DO at least know it’s a “commandment” vice whatever that word you used means…

            DEFINITELY you need to go sleep it off, dude. That must have been one helluva toot you were on…

    • Karl The Trout

      I like your Avatar and name. Trump is President Camacho.

      • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

        I actually think that title belongs to Obama….Trump is loud and crazy, but he is not dumb….Obama on the other hand…is.

    • Archons

      No, they aren’t. They are going to stand in Trump’s media coverage light. That’s the only reason they are there. Yes the charity gives plausible cover, but they are there for the limelight, pure and simple. Surely you don’t believe three presidential candidates going to a single charity event (opposite the debate) has nothing to do with politics. America, open your eyes and see…

      • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

        The irony of the people that seem to think this is even note worthy…is that if the same guys went to the same event…and it was hosted by Obama himself…none of you would give two rips.

        • Archons

          What people? It is noteworthy. Its only days til the Iowa caucus. These guys don’t have a b.m. unless it is discussed by committee. Everything they do in public is for a reason, and what they are doing speaks to how low they will go.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Well, of course they’ll be attending Trump’s event. They’ve got nothing else to do. All the legitimate candidates will be at the debate tonight.

    • TooFarGone1 ✓NeverTrump

      All the legitimate candidates and Juan Ellis Bush*

      Fixed it for ya, tops 😉

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        Oh, right, I keep forgetting that Jeb is in the race.

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          That’s an easy mistake to make TBH.

    • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/heroes-behind-badge-sacrifice-survival.html Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

      Rafael Edward “Felito” Cruz is “legitimate”, is he?

      hmm… could’a sworn that is still a big ol’ honkin’ bone of contention.

      • Jill

        Only with the Trumpanzees and the internet certified Constitutional scholars.

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          “Trumpanzees”… OK, I giggled at that.
          .
          I can’t call ALL of them that, though, as my husband is a supporter of the trumpster fire, God bless him. We have agreed to disagree on the candidates in order to maintain some sanity for our kids. FWIW, though, the kids don’t like the trumpster and neither do their friends at school. According to them, their middle schoolers think he behaves like a conceited bully and spoiled brat. MIDDLE SCHOOLERS.

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Trumpanzees? Oh, I am SO stealing this one!!!

        • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/heroes-behind-badge-sacrifice-survival.html Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

          …and some attorneys in Federal Court.

          Granted, while I myself believe Rafael Cruz is eligible, I’m not a career lawyer… nor am I an “internet certified Constitutional scholar” or “Trumpanzee”.

          Funny to think though, while you call folks who do support another Republican candidate silly names, your definite preferred candidate may certainly not even be eligible for the position.

          Which, if that does indeed become the case [law] — who are the monkeys then, toots?

          • texastommy

            That’s the most illogical tripe I ever heard.

          • grais

            And the guy never had this urgent question about Obama? Did he just take Obama’s word ?

            We’ll see what happens, of course, but I’ll always have doubts about the old guy’s motives.

  • kennyraisin

    Curly was always my favorite. Only time he scared me was when he fell in the trough of cement(?) and then stiffened up.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    What’s that Trump supporters always like to say? Oh, right: that they want actions instead of words. About Trump’s professed love of the troops:
    https://twitter.com/MichaelRWarren/status/692548489054687233

    Gosh, looks like Trump talks more about supporting the troops than doing it. But remember, Trump totes cares about vets.

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Imagine that…

    • vetgal1970

      Ooh thanks for this, sure to set some troll hair on fire

    • Kate

      Sounds about right. In a Weekly Standard column last week, a former Trump business associate was quoted as saying, “Trump is the kind of guy who writes a small check to a charity, then spends $10,000 advertising that he donates to charity.”

      So he really is a terrible person, in addition to being the worst GOP primary candidate in decades.

  • Julescat

    twitchy loves the losing ticket of Rubio and el heb

    long live the Chamber of Commerce Repubs and their lobbyist overlords
    may the borders remain open while Mitch McTurtle does nothing

    • Jill

      1, Did Cruz, Carson, Paul, Christie, or Fiorina drop out?
      2. Trump has defended and donated to McConnell far more than Twitchy.

      • Julescat

        twitchy defends those chamber of commerce dempublicans

        when jihad john McCain attacks Trump it’s time to support Donald

        • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

          You sound slightly nutz.
          “Trump supporter”, w/o even looking.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Slightly?

      • Julescat

        the Chamber of Commerce will crush Cruz now. the others stood no chance.

        get used to another 2nd place finish in the election. lobbyists will be happy as borders remain open. twitchy people are such dupes

        • Jill

          The shadowy,malevolent COC won’t go after Trump? Are they fans of his former amnesty stance and certain they can press him?

          • Tyrconnell

            Yeah, he’s a member, can’t forget that he now embraces Kay Hutchison’s (talk about establishment Republican) touchback amnesty.

    • Tyrconnell

      Mitch McConnell, oh yes, the one whose honor Trump leapt to defend against the mean old Ted Cruz.

    • Kate

      Trump fans love bringing up Jeb. His campaign is TOAST, people.

  • interestedobserver2

    Well, it’s not like either of them had anywhere else to be…

    • Julescat

      it’s not like Fox will have many viewers

      • rodlang

        So, debates are all about entertainment and drawing an audience to get some good laughs. To hell with the issues and our almost 19 trillion dollar national debt. We want to be entertained!!

      • interestedobserver2

        You know, I’d think I’d wait until AFTER the debate to make that claim. You know, when “facts” are available…

  • san rafael blue

    Invite Gilmore (the invisible candidate) and make it The Three Musketeers!

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Used to admire Santorum for his stance on Pro Life… Boy did I get “Trumped”…

    • Julescat

      el heb will defend life as long as the chamber of commerce allows

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        Bless your little heart, sweetie…

      • grais

        which has nothing to do w/Santorum, or Huckabee, or Trump, or vets, or FOX, or the post you replied to

        • Chevypowered

          It’s Paulbots all over again…but with yellow hair fever…

        • Kate

          Bush Derangement Syndrome has infected the Cult of Trump, only the Bush in question is Jeb and not George.

  • drw

    Good for him. He and Huck will get some well needed publicity and maybe help raise a couple of more dollars for the Vets. What they may not realize though is they have absolutely zero chance of siphoning off any of the voters that may be there. It’s first, last and always an ego event for the donny and except for the very few that will show up for the stated cause, will be populated entirely by sycophants and the left hand media.

  • ArmchairMike

    This Trump shit has shown me what I know about politics and it ain’t much. I was loving his speech when he came out and a week later I was in the fuck this buffoon mode. A couple weeks later I am thinking well damn he seems to be getting better at this shit and then he does something childish and it is back to fuck this buffoon. I think I am just going to stick with the fuck this buffoon mode.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      Look up “demagogue”; he is whoever he needs to be to win. The GOP only has itself to blame for his rise. The way was paved for him with the feckless and total lack of opposition to Obama’s agenda over the past 7+ years, a policy choice to this day the establishment still clings dearly to. They no longer see any hope in any of the “mainstream” candidates, so that’s why they’re hitching up to Trump all of a sudden. As much as they dislike the man, they hate Cruz even more. Cruz has time proven principles he doesn’t budge an inch on, but Trump will make a deal…just as Boehner and McConnell have before him. You want to know Cruz? Know his enemies.

    • schveiguy

      I think Fox News is in the same boat. Just listened to the five for 30 minutes. 0 and I do mean zero mention of trump. It is awesome. I hope this continues for the debate. So sick of hearing about him

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Apparently, Jeb? might be wanting a look’ee’loo inside of Trump’s shindig as well…

  • Peggy Bundy

    When Rubio jumps into 2nd place after the debate tonight, i will laugh.

    • Julescat

      Foxs News VP has family working for Rubio campaign and never revealed the relationship

      • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

        Proof?
        I dislike your avatar btw, I hear you’ve killed some animal and stuck it atop a ribcage.

    • Kate

      From your keyboard to God’s inbox…we would be so lucky to have the primary come down to Rubio and Cruz.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Trump fall to third? Yeah, I’d like to win next week’s Powerball, too!

      • Peggy Bundy

        Apologies, i must start putting *sarc. or :-/* at the end of every post.

  • ernst

    I wonder if Fox News will cover the Trump event. It will likely be more interesting than the “debate.” Anyway, can you have a debate without the debaters? Will Fox be required to give Trump equal time?

    • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

      If they do, I won’t watch and will write to say why.

    • wrestlefan01

      trump doesnt debate he just rambles and resorts to insults.while the adults do the debating

      • R.C.

        And hes not checked or called out for doing so. Or his lack of Nuclear Triad knowledge at a National Security debate. Getting parts of his own platform completely incorrect at times. Having no idea about a SCOTUS ruling while rambling on about it.
        Im beginning to suspect much of his base never had a father figure in their life.

        • Kate

          I think the other candidates don’t call him out because they don’t want to give him the extra speaking time on stage.

          His “speaking” is usually just incoherent rambling about nothing, anyway. The less he speaks, the better.

    • drw

      It’s almost scary how easily some people can be persuaded to overlook the fact that FOX has probably given the donny more air time than all of the other candidates combined. FOX has been all the donny all the time since last summer as has every other network. So much so that I’ve completely tuned it all out. What really gripes my gullet is that NOBODY has seen any more fit to press the donny on any of the issues than they did berry or hilLiary. He has yet to answer even one substantive question with anything even near a cogent response. Some of us are getting tired of the rhetoric and want something more. Liberals vote based solely on the candidates celebrity, serious people would rather a candidate have a position beyond simply “I’m the greatest so shut the fuck up and vote for me”.

      • vetgal1970

        They’ve been Donny all the time since WAY before he decided to run. For years he has called in and appeared to give us his opinions on the news of the day. Way back when he was talking about how great Obama and Hillary are and how good TARP would be and how Obamacare might be a mess but a system like in Canada was the way to go. He never at any point had a problem with FOX in any capacity until Megyn asked him how he would refute the war on women accusations should he be the nominee. They brought down Romney for his perfectly innocuous ‘binders full of women’, what do people think is going to happen to the guy who calls women fat slob and bimbo because he is frustrated? I truly want to know how he’s going to deal with it. I guess his ‘fans’ would call me a liberal rino fat slob bimbo tool of the establishment also

        • RajCaj

          That WAS the question Megyn Kelly asked Donald in the first FOX Debate. She didn’t just ask him to explain past comments he made against women….she asked how he planned to address those comments standing on a debate stage right next to Hillary Clinton (likely with a moderator from CNN or MSNBC asking the question).
          .
          You could make the argument that the former was out of line…but the later essentially asked Donald how he’d handle the manufactured “war on women” – running against a female candidate – given his prior statements. Best to get out ahead of that as early as possible instead of waiting until the general to deal with it.

          • vetgal1970

            Exactly. And I guess he showed us how he’d handle it. Not a winning formula in my eyes

      • ernst

        It is some display of genius to get all the free air time and to command the stage.

        • drw

          Have you ever driven down the highway and been slowed or stopped by the gawkers looking at the wreck on the other side? Yeah, it’s more like that…

  • Dan Abbett

    This is as much about getting the spotlight off of Ted Cruz as it has to do with Trump’s egotistical narcissism. That Huckabee and Santorum have chosen to join his charade simply solidifies in my mind that Trump is in bed with the establishment.

    I don’t know if anyone in the race can stop Trump at this point, his supporters are as rabid and any leftist activist. If Trump wins, there will be hell to pay. The time will come when he casts aside his phony front and we see the real insider that Trump has always been.

    • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

      Everyone’s property will be at stake. Insult him and he’ll use Eminent Domain to build a playground for the neighborhood where your house used to stand.
      “You will be broke, you say? Too bad. You shouda saved your money, dummy. This is for the good of the neighborhood.”

    • Kate

      There will definitely be hell to pay.

      A candidate like Trump is so reviled by the general public that not only will he hand the Presidency to Hillary Clinton, but his disgusting behavior will have a ripple effect on the entire GOP and, mark my words, it WILL cost the GOP seats in the House, Senate, and possibly even Governor positions.

      Not to mention, if Trump is our guy, then the GOP gets painted as the party of white supremacy and racism. He’ll be a PR nightmare that it will take the GOP years to overcome.

      • vetgal1970

        I have contended from the beginning of this farce that this was the whole point of him running

  • Kevin Giltrud

    Jeeez, Rick…. Pandering much?!

  • Carolyn#OYSD

    Will they all be arriving in a clown car? THAT might be entertaining.

    • honestAbesurd

      clowns are needed for Trumps 3 ring circus.

  • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

    I’m so disappointed in Santorum.

    During the last election, I was so much for him.
    Why, why, why?

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Me too! I was with him from the jump in 2012. I get that his time has passed and now I think Cruz is the best man for the job. But this and some other recent comments from Santorum have really surprised and dismayed me. He should know better.

  • honestAbesurd

    It looks like all the draft dodgers are going to see Trump the draft dodger.

    • Julescat

      and the open borders Republicans will watch the debate

  • globalcrap

    Supporting our troops is fine. Having a Presidential debate for America, seeing what kind of a man America is electing is important The next day would have been good for supporting our troops.

  • Luv2GoFly

    Desperation at its finest. Seriously, these guys just need to withdraw gracefully. It’s past time.

  • rodlang

    Huck and Santorum are going nowhere so they want some of the publicity. Too obvious, boys.

  • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

    Two guys who support the troops…go to a charity event that supports the troops….amazing…I know.

    • Tyrconnell

      Latest talking points from Trump central?

      • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

        The irony of people like you…is that it could be hosted by Obama and the same two guys could go and you wouldn’t care.

        • Tyrconnell

          Shall I build you an altar now, as to be able to read my heart you must be a god. The real irony is that NO veterans organizations are taking part, and all the money is going to Trump’s foundation. By the way, your statement on my actions and beliefs, it’s a lie.

          • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

            -_-

  • tbmbuzz

    When he was a senator Santorum was a tax and spend Establishment goon. Now all he does is wag his finger and shove his superior sense of morality in our faces while claiming he is for the little guy and limited government. He is a fraud as much as anyone. Same with Huckabee. I’d even take Jeb! over these two empty suits.

    • Russ

      This is why we booted Li’l Ricky from the Senate.

  • heathkits

    Trump can grandstand better than all of them – but we already have one of those in our narcissistic President now – we don’t need more of it. AND – The Donald can trump any DemonRat for sure, but first and foremost our Presidential leader needs to be a diplomat with everyone.
    They called Nixon “Tricky Dick” for these same taciturn turnarounds – I expect more from someone who will undo all of Obama’s damage. Where is Ronald Reagan – NOW – when we need him most?

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Maybe Santorum and the Huckster are taking the long view and are trying to reach the presidency via the Gerald Ford route.

    • Russ

      Or hoping for an appointed cabinet position.

  • JD Son✓MyWizIzTheShiz

    A bunch of stooges in one location.

  • TJ

    Trump sure would look more petty than he already does if at his own support the vets rally he does nothing but bash Megyn, which he will.

  • RJLigier

    Major bytcheslap to the 2-3%er progressive/libertarian FOXNews. Now, we’ll hear nothing but incessant whinging from the 2-3%ers because Trump refused to capitulate to their borderline confrontational/passive-aggressive behavior. Is it possible that Trump is the one to disrupt the culturally marxist 2-3%er progressive/libertarian paradigm that has assaulted the COTUS since the revision of the ALIMPC in1955?

    • Michael the white suburbanite

      did you make a macro for 2-3%er, or do you type it out every time

    • RajCaj

      You do understand what a libertarian is right? They stand diametrically opposed to progressivism.
      .
      Libertarians are for allocating power & influence to the individual / citizen…progressives are for allocating power & influence to a governing agency.
      .
      Or did you just lump in all the people you think Trump is against?

  • Michael the white suburbanite

    So two previous Iowa Caucus winners who went on to lose are going to help Trump win this Iowa Caucus. Let’s keep that track record going guys.

  • FranklinWasRight

    Twitchy, I don’t understand how you can afford to alienate the conservatives that support Trump. But, what do I know, perhaps they never read Twitchy to begin with.

    • littlerobo

      Bad business sense? Salem (you should read Hot Air)? Terrorization? It is rare to see a Trump supporter here cause they pretty much ran them all off. I mean if you support Trump, why be here? Like the commentors here, people go to sites to read some occasional good things said about who They support. If it never happens, why bother? I come here about once a month just to see what new Trump hate they post, maybe make a comment or two, get these guys foaming at the mouth, then read the comments, even though they are really sparse lately. It’s not that fun, but hey, somebody has to do it. My take anyways.

      • FranklinWasRight

        Yeah, it certainly seems like an anti-Trump site. I’m neutral, I’m not really for anyone but as much as I’m just against Jeb. I used to love coming here and reading what the TCOT were saying. Now it seems to be cannibalizing itself, and the funny threads are pretty much gone as well.

        • littlerobo

          There truly is no humor here much at all. It’s actually depressing most of the time. The commentors seem to have formed a little coffee klatch with a very narrow and humorless single minded shared thought. Seems like everybody else bailed. What can ya do?

  • san rafael blue

    Nobody else wants Huck or Santorum in attendance, go for it.

  • deepdiver

    I’m over Trump. I haven’t liked him since I first knew about him in the mid/late 80s, but I was liking a lot of what he was saying and his challenging the GOPe. But now I am Trump’d out. I am saturated with Trump. I would love to not hear his name again for at least a month. Actually, I’m back to where I was before the campaign started of just changing the channel/station any time I hear his name. I read just enough about him to keep up with the news but beyond that he can pound sand for now.

    *I’m not saying I won’t vote for him if he gets the nomination, but at this point I’ll be just as sick to my stomach as I was voting for stompy feet McCain.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Trump was never my #1 but I had a lot of respect for him. That’s gone as of this week. Too many negatives have far outweighed his few positives. Should he win the nomination yes I will vote for him over any Dem but that’s it.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    How cool would it be if all the other candidates went to Trump’s event instead of the debate, with the exception of Bush and Kasich.

    Tonight on Fox, what’s left of the Republican debate with Bush and Kasich!
    Talk about must see TV.

    • Michael the white suburbanite

      have the debate at Trump’s event

    • nc ✓s & balances

      What’s Cruz? Chopped liver?

      • Rogue Cheddar

        No, not at all, I just thought it would a great FU to the MSM and the GOP if everybody skipped the debate except for the GOP savior Bush and Kasich.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Like him or loathe him, Trump is the only one agitating the ‘elitist status quo’, and for that alone, I will be grateful. Our two party system is long overdue a national enema.
    Cruz is just circling around the feeding frenzy waiting for his opportune moment. Either way, I’m voting for an outsider. F#$% the establishment! What have they done for this Country lately?

  • SnarkyGCat

    Somebody is going to have lip prints on his ass. Sellouts!

    • Julescat

      sellouts like the Republican establishment who wants to push Rubio as the next loser candidate?

  • Julescat

    for those that still watch the Chamber of Commerce Fox News remember

    losing is an act of love

  • constitutionminded

    I hope he is not using our troops to gain political points.

  • Shoeless Joe

    I see no reason at all for Santorum , and Huckabee not to join Trump.
    It is a great cause, and Trump has supported veterans for years.
    Personally, I hope that the FNC debate tanks.
    Btw, the RNC pulled out of an NBC debate due to the boorish
    behavior of CNBC moderators, just sayin.

    • honestAbesurd

      He is a five time draft dodger son. Get a clue.

      • Shoeless Joe

        That is a fair point. All I am saying is that Trump has a history of supporting veterans.
        As an example he bankrolled much of the NY WWII 50th anniversary parade.
        He also loaned his helicopter to the parade organizers.

  • Diane _TX­™­

    Amazing that neither Huckabee or Santorum realized that Trump was using them because both were Iowa Caucuses winners. A picture is worth a thousand words.

  • honestAbesurd

    A meeting of the draft dodgers alumni

  • seif jerbi

    Etats-Unis: Donald Trump dégaine ses scandaleux “USA Freedom Kids”
    http://q.gs/9jTQP