So the debate o' debates last night. As someone wrote on WaPa, how did anyone watch debates pre-Twitter? The snark is needful and it's hard for me to take these candidates seriously. Hillary chiding Trump for secrecy is like an Onion parody, as was her pious talk about cyber-security. And Trump is ... well the country seems so cry-for-help desperate for change that it probably wouldn't matter if he mooned the audience.
Trump blaming the microphone and moderator for his failure is revealing as far as reflecting his core constituency of folks who are prone to blaming others and conspiracies for unfavorable outcomes. Unseemly from a billionaire "can do" sort of guy. The so-called great negotiator couldn't negotiate a favorable moderator.
Minute 15 of debate I thought: "Man, I guess Trump didn't need to prepare for debate."
Minute 60: "Man, Trump really needed to have prepared for this debate."
The wheels, they did come off. Shrillary's rope-a-dope worked; second half Trump was punch-drunk.
Some good tweets found for gallows' humor purposes:
@fredsprinkle We have reached peak irony as a civilization.
@JZmirak Tonight Trump wasn't his old effective Archie Bunker. More of a sputtering Ralph Kramden. Hillary was steely, detestable Maude
@linorulli 9 months from now, there should be an increase in births and kids named Lester.
@Brendan_Fitz The winner of last night's GOP debate was clearly the apocalypse.