The second GOP debate has finally (thankfully) ended and the three-hour snoozefest of blatant bigotry, false statements and back and forth bickering blessed Twitter with loads of ammunition to fire away at Republicans’ absurdity. And while pundits are declaring Carly Fiorina the crowned winner of the circus show, social media proved the real winner was the clever jokes that came straight out of the freak entertainment.
Loving CNN's new reality show: THE AMAZING RACISTS #GOPDebate— Amanda Deibert (@amandadeibert) September 17, 2015
The party had a good grasp on climate change.
3 hours of debate, 3 minutes on climate, 0 ideas about how to tackle one of the world's most serious challenges #GOPDebate— Sierra Club (@sierraclub) September 17, 2015
You got one thing right, Rubio.
To go along with their clear understanding of science, the candidates, of course, lived up to their strong medical knowledge.
Friendly reminder that vaccines have saved more lives than any of the candidates on this debate stage tonight #GOPDebate— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) September 17, 2015
Just a reminder: there is no evidence that there is any link between vaccines and autism #GOPDebate— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 17, 2015
Donald Trump showed off his interesting faces:
I think Trump just did all the emoji faces in 7 seconds. pic.twitter.com/hC18pVxKgh— Jason Mustian (@jasonmustian) September 17, 2015
If you make Trump stick to a topic for more than 30 seconds, his lack of knowledge becomes painfully obvious. #GOPDebate— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) September 17, 2015
The declared "winner", Fiorina, did not escape from the wrath of Twitter:
It's hard to see the only woman on a stage that can best be described as a sausage fest, argue that sexism is not a thing. #GOPDebate— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) September 17, 2015
Even the Democratic presidential candidates got in on the action:
Can these guys talk about anything other than their desire to go to war? #DebateWithBernie— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 17, 2015
War, war, war. When do we get to their other major priority: tax breaks for billionaires? #DebateWithBernie— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 17, 2015
Trump: "I will take care of women." Really? What about respecting the right of women to control their own bodies? #DebateWithBernie— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 17, 2015
Women—not the politicians on stage—should make decisions about their own reproductive health care. Period. #GOPdebate— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 17, 2015
Rich get richer. Everyone else gets poorer. And all these guys can talk about is war and defunding Planned Parenthood. #DebateWithBernie— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 17, 2015