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Twitter roasts CNN's interminable GOP debate: "Mike Huckabee is just texting Duggars at this point"

After three hours of barbs and talking points, the second GOP debate is finally over


Sophia Tesfaye
September 17, 2015 7:34AM (UTC)

That's (finally) a wrap. The second Republican primary debate of the 2016 campaign ended after 11pm on the East Coast and after a grueling four hour slough through GOP intra-party bickering, many on Twitter were left just asking, "when will it end?"

First, there was the so-called "JV debate" that featured four of the five lowest polling candidates (Jim Gilmore was relegated to live-tweeting the debate from Virginia): Former New York Governor George Pataki, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham:

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And then it was time for the big show, Trump vs. the world, but as the marathon continued on, Twitter began to tune out:

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders got in on the fun before we all got bored using the hashtag #DebateWithBernie:

Hillary Clinton had a little fun as well:

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Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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