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Here Are The Best Tweets From The Third Democratic Primary Debate

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Last night in Houston, the Democrats crammed twenty pounds of malarkey into a ten-pound sack when they reduce the field by hook or by crook and got us down to just one debate of ten presidential candidates. Some had dropped out, others were squeezed out, but those who remained came to Texas to offer their ideas about what ails this country. For three interminable hours.

Maybe you were wrapped up in a ballgame or just fell asleep halfway through the debate. Not to worry! We’ve got the best tweets of the night to bring you up to speed.
Part 1: Where’s Tulsi?
The moderators were led by Clinton White House official journalist George Stephanopoulos, and opening statements began with the usual banalities.

Klobuchar: “I don’t want to be the President for half of America, I want to be the President for ALL of America.” #DemDebate

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) September 13, 2019

Robert O’Rourke—remember him?—took it up a notch by accusing the President of mass murder. But at least he didn’t use any foul language.

Beto had better drop an f-bomb in his opening statement if he ever wants to get above 3% in the polls. #DemDebate

— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 13, 2019

Andrew Yang proposed, instead, a novel tactic: vote-buying?

Silicom Valley reinventing bribing voters is amazing https://t.co/cSimzaDrZW

— Noah Rudnick (@rudnicknoah) September 12, 2019

Yang is now the Joker in the Batman (1989), throwing free money from the platform

— Matthew Continetti (@continetti) September 13, 2019

Laughing at Yang’s gimmick is the best thing that will happen tonight.

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) September 13, 2019

Unaccetpable that Andrew Yang failed to give Nick Saban credit for his idea to give 10 select familys 120k per year

— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) September 13, 2019

Bernie sounded like he needed some of that “free” healthcare he’s always going on about.

Does Medicare for All cover throat lozenges?

— Jim Antle (@jimantle) September 13, 2019

Bernie kind of sounds like a guy who just smoked a full pack of cigs for the first time

— Neoliberal 🌐 (@ne0liberal) September 13, 2019

Biden, more so than earlier debates, seemed awake and crisp.

Joe Biden’s opening is vintage, on-game Biden. First I’ve seen him this race. #DemDebate

— Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) September 13, 2019

Kamala Harris began, as usual, with a falsehood.

Kamala Harris says Donald Trump is definitely watching the debate. He is on CSPAN right now, in Baltimore giving a speech. Ouch, already one lie.

— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) September 13, 2019

But sadly, there was no one there to call her on it.

Tulsi’s candidacy has much more of a point than does Booker’s or Beto’s. It would be better were she up there.

— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) September 13, 2019

Part 2: If You Like Your Doctor…

For a change, this debate started with a frank discussion of the budget deficit. No, wait, just kidding, it was healthcare again.

May we never not start one of these with an extended health care debate

— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) September 13, 2019

As in previous debates, the discussion pitted those who want a state monopoly on healthcare against those who only want to take over part of the system.

Biden on Warren: ““The senator she’s says for Bernie. Well I’m for Barack.”

— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 13, 2019

wonder why biden is so interested in curing alzheimers

— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) September 13, 2019

Biden came loaded for bear.

Biden had a lot of coffee.

— Damon Linker (@DamonLinker) September 13, 2019

Biden is killing it. This is the best he’s been.

— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) September 13, 2019

Biden is twisting the knife into Warren and Sanders about the fact that their plans to pay for Medicare For All is not going to get remotely close to paying for it.

His problem is that voters don’t care how things are going to get paid for, which is why Warren won’t admit it.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 13, 2019

But rather than wink at the next step in the obviously incremental approach to socialized medicine, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders demanded it all, now,........

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