Post-Fox Business GOP Debate Random Thoughts

What did you think of last night’s Fox Business GOP debates? Your winner? Loser? Best line? Please comment below.

Thanks to all of you who joined me for the live chat at during the Fox Business Channel GOP debate. I will probably scribble more about it, but here, in no particular order, are a few thoughts:

John Kasich is still an insufferable gas bag. Listening to him drone on, inflicting a rambling, incoherent brain dump on the audience, made me want to shove an ice pick in my ear.

Jeb Bush didn’t land the knock out punch his supporters hoped for. He was the same dull as dishwater, amnesty-loving RINO he has been all along. Please go back to Florida, Jeb, and leave us alone.

Ted Cruz had an excellent night, as I expected he would.

Marco Rubio also did well, so it’s looking like what’s developing is a Cruz v. Rubio show down.

Over at the kids’ table, Chris Christie did well. I have major issues with Gov. Christie, as you know, but if we have to have a RINO in this race, I would prefer him to either Bush or Kasich. At least he went after Hillary. (OMG, Kasich. I can’t even … He actually said, in the context of defending amnesty, “Think about the children.”)

Great line from Rubio: “For the life of me, I don’t know why we have stigmatized vocational education. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers.”

Great lines from Cruz: “Washington is fundamentally corrupt. There are more words in the IRS code than there are in the Bible — and — and not a one of them is as good.” and “If Republicans join Democrats as the party of amnesty, we will lose.”

Great lines from Trump: “[W]e are a country of laws. We need borders. We will have a wall. The wall will be built. The wall will be successful. And if you think walls don’t work, all you have to do is ask Israel. The wall works, believe me. Properly done. Believe me.”

Also, FABULOUS that Trump mentioned how Eisenhower handled the problem of illegal aliens. “Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower, good president, great president, people liked him. “I like Ike,” right? The expression. “I like Ike.” Moved a 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country, moved them just beyond the border. They came back.

TRUMP: Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it. Moved them way south. They never came back.” More about Ike and illegal aliens here, which we discussed on this edition of The Teri O’Brien Show.

Excellent, Mr. Trump!

As you know, I haven’t endorsed anyone yet. What did you think of the debates? Your winner? Loser? Best line? Please comment below.


  1. facebook_Youlaskis Rubinowitz.10206562962587218

    I think Cruz did an excellent job and I am a big supporter. I believe in what he says, he believes it, not just reciting it because his handlers told him so. I believe he will stick by his words, no matter what is thrown at him. Of all of them, I think Cruz will do what he says and not go along to get along. Rubio did well also, but I can’t get over his support for amnesty. Trump while he says the right things most of the time, I think just says what he thinks people want to hear. In his heart he is a businessman, therefore I believe he is not beholden to his beliefs. In business, if it is good for the business you do it, no matter the aftereffects. He’s proven that by contributing to politicians who advanced issues which were important to his business-whether he agreed with them or not. I can not trust him to do what he says. To me he is a blowhard, and a publicity glory hound. Cristie reminds me a lot of Trump and will do or say what is needed to get what he wants-ie bro hug with Obama for disaster relief. Kasich-please the children!. When did we all become bleeding hearts. They are here because of an illegal action. Plain and simple. It’s like allowing the kids of the bank robber to keep the proceeds of the money. After all, it wasn’t their fault all he was doing was trying to get his kids a better life by getting them some money. Idiot, you are making a fool of yourself, no matter if you did turn around Ohio, which is all anyone can praise him for. Bush,no, just no. Go home. Carly did alright but too many questions about her. I think she is a little over her head, but might make an excellent Cabinet member. The rest-your plane home is boarding-get on!

    • Trump/Cruz 2016. If you support amnesty, you lose. Trump and I are from NY and you do not mess with NY, except for the idiots in NYC that elected the Commie DeBlasio.
      Kasich, Bush and Rino Christie will fade, hopefully soon. The rest add comic relief.
      From the Trump website:
      The most important component of our China policy is leadership and strength at the negotiating table. We have been too afraid to protect and advance American interests and to challenge China to live up to its obligations. We need smart negotiators who will serve the interests of American workers – not Wall Street insiders that want to move U.S. manufacturing and investment offshore.

      The Goal Of The Trump Plan: Fighting For American Businesses And Workers

      America has always been a trading nation. Under the Trump administration trade will flourish. However, for free trade to bring prosperity to America, it must also be fair trade. Our goal is not protectionism but accountability. America fully opened its markets to China but China has not reciprocated. Its Great Wall of Protectionism uses unlawful tariff and non-tariff barriers to keep American companies out of China and to tilt the playing field in their favor.
      Trump has documented 5 positions so far. Stand by!

    • What an excellent comment! I think your analysis is spot on. Yes, I COMPLETELY agree about Rubio. I don’t trust him about amnesty either. I was just telling friend that this morning. And Trump, of course, as a business man, says what he thinks is good for business. It’s like all these major corporations jumping on the climate change bandwagon. They don’t care if man-caused climate change is real or a hoax. They only care if their customers think its real. Yes, Christies’ bromance with Obama sinks him. And Kasich, OMG. So true that he is an idiot making a fool of himself! Carly would be great in the Cabinet. Commerce secretary perhaps. Thanks again for this comment.

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