The Republican Presidential debate is focused on Fist-lam tonight.
The Last English Prince watched the first hour and forty-five minutes.
*Ben Carson is a class act. He asked for a moment of silence to remember the San Bernardino victims of slaughter. (The POTUS does not even have the decency to visit the city and express his condolences.)
*Marco Rubio did not directly answer the question, “Why are Republicans wrong if they want to ban Muslims.” (paraphrased) He skated around the question and was indirect and flanking in his response.
*Fiorina: “Every parent in America is checking social media….” in response to a query as to why DHS has a policy against vetting visa applicants through review of their digital footprint and social media presence.
*There was an interesting dynamic early on. Wolf Blitzer would pit Cruz against Rubio (two safe choices). But he would not pit either against Trump. In a sense, it was a move to marginalize Trump from the conversation.
*Trump: “We need toughness…. we need strength.”
*Ben Carson was unfairly set up with the question regarding killing children in Raqqa with carpet bombing, since his profession involves saving pediatric lives. But he answered extremely well. “Sometimes you have to finish the job as opposed to death by a thousand pricks.”
*Do a quick Google search, readers. How many children have already died or been raped, displaced, or otherwise traumatized by Islamic State? Yes. We need to finish the job so that others can live.
* Senator Ted Cruz is consistently ignoring the bell. He has also ignored moderator Wolf Blitzer with demands to remember the rules of engagement. I have found his behavior both condescending and arrogant. Perhaps a new rule should apply. Those who break the rules forfeit their participation in the next round of questions.
*Jeb Bush is terrified of Donald Trump. But he also hates the man’s guts. Trump is very cunning. He insults Mr. Bush by calling him a “nice guy”. Jeb looks both queasy and angry when confronted by Trump.
*Ben Carson: “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first.” (Analogy from air travel videos and use of oxygen during emergencies.) He stated we must take care of Americans first and noted that the Middle East has been in turmoil for centuries.
So what will we do about Fist-lam…. a geopolitical Islam that shoves the fist in the face of the rest of the world?