Tortured Republicans (and Rand Paul) live-tweet the Democratic town hall

"Chip in $5 or $8 to tell Bernie Sanders 'no thanks' to socialism," Paul hilariously asks supporters

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published January 26, 2016 4:22AM (EST)


CNN just wrapped up the final Democratic presidential town hall before next week's Iowa caucuses and, finally, the forum faced no direct television competition from a major sporting event, leading to some Republican voters tuning out "The Bachelor" to live-tweet their dismay and mock Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton:

Most hilariously, there was this pair of unintentionally comedic tweets from Sen. Rand Paul while Sanders was up:

Then Rob Lowe reached back to "West Wing" to hit Sanders:

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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