"New York City is not America": Right-wing Twitter more unhinged than candidates during GOP presidential debate

Erick Erickson, Ann Coulter and co. barely hid their lunacy as the GOP civil war raged on the Fox Business stage

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published January 15, 2016 4:58AM (EST)

  (AP/Rainier Ehrhardt)
(AP/Rainier Ehrhardt)

It's over.

The first Republican debate of 2016 may have had fewer bodies on stage, but much of the same, tired conservative talking points were spouted with vigor and virtually no push-back -- only matched by the level of vitriol spread through right-wing Twitter.

The night started off with approval and a shout out from 21st Century Fox head honcho Rupert Murdoch:

But despite the well wishes, right-wing Twitter (and the South Carolina audience) were quick to egg on a more serious sparring match:

The rest of Twitter just didn't seem up for the mocking at this tedious, sixth GOP debate:

Watch a recap of the debate below:
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By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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