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February 26, 2016 By Mark Kleiman @markarkleiman
February 27, 2016 at 6:56 am
But I did hear one amazing exchange during the part I watched.
Trump, talking about health care, said he wouldn't let people "die in the streets." Astonishingly, this drew sharp criticism from Cruz and Rubio. If I may ask, WTF is wrong with these people?
February 27, 2016 at 2:46 pm
People dying in the streets (or wherever) was always United States policy until Obamacare, and still is in the states that will not allow Medicaid expansion. Anyone who wants to repeal Obamacare, unless to replace it with single-payer, wants to allow people to die in the streets again. The only thing "wrong" with Cruz and Rubio is that they've stated openly what all Republican politicians advocate.
February 27, 2016 at 7:40 am
Can't really say. I didn't get to see it because it was on CNN and I don't have cable TV. Instead, I watched Nature on PBS. They had a program about the establishment of male dominance hierarchies in the lower primates. There were these three great apes going at it with gestures and postures to indicate threat: making hitting gestures, flapping hands in the air, throwing objects, tipping their heads, and so forth. You could foresee the likely outcome because the one in the middle was so much bigger and louder than the other two. Kinda had to feel sorry for the two on either side because it was so clear that they didn't stand a chance, but hey, that is the law of the jungle.
As a citizen of a democracy, I hate to miss out on current events, especially with this being an election year where we have the serious responsibility of choosing our next president. Maybe I should get cable so I don't miss the next debate. Sorry to have missed this one.
February 27, 2016 at 8:57 am
A strong early contender for Internet Comment of the Year.