Frothy Spox Has The Debate Sadz

  • Reality.Bites

    Time to complain was BEFORE you were excluded, Rick.

    • e jerry powell


      And frankly, the fact is that he’s still polling low, even if that’s not part of the selection criteria, so low that maybe he should really re-evaluate his continued candidacy and stop throwing money down the toilet.

  • WiMountainBear

    Fetus in a jar JUST ain’t “HIP” no more…?

    • ScottJL

      I think it was the sweatervests..

  • Kevin Perez

    I feel so sad for
    Not only is he a stain
    on the body politic but a failure as a stain
    on the Republican body politic.

  • Michael Rush

    all 25 of them on the stage yelling at the same time would be interesting to watch .

    • People4Humanity


      • Michael Rush

        it took me 15 seconds to get that .

        • People4Humanity

          16 seconds is average — so you’re good!

    • bambinoitaliano

      More likely they all circle jerk to same sex marriage which is frothy mix favorite and only topic. Nothing else turn him on. He’s been edging for this chance to release his blue balls to discover he was not invited to the bukakke convention. No jizz for you!! Frothy mix is turning into crusty flakes.

  • I think FOX really missed a ratings opportunity. Instead of a boring big debate where everyone gets just a few minutes, they should have made it a March Madness / American Idol mashup. Basically a series of one-on-one debates where the judges declare winner. Imagine Trump vs. Fiorina, judged by O’Reilly, Coulter, Hasselbeck and Shep Smith. I’d watch them all!

    • canoebum

      There is not a single word any of those lying, bigoted, cretins have to say which I care to hear. You couldn’t pay me to watch that shit.

      • Herald

        All that is true. However, if you paid me $1,000,000 I would sit through it. Kinda like the paid crowd at Trumps announcement.

        • People4Humanity

          Remember, Trump® is more a
          gold-plated kinda guy, rather than
          solid gold.

          • olandp

            I think of him as gold toned.

          • Piet

            Like a cheap watchband.

      • clay

        Yeah, highlights, only, for me, too.

    • Skokieguy

      I agree. Since the Republic race has turned into a circus, yes, do it American Idol style with maybe 6 at a time competing, week after week, then move on to semi-finals, etc. etc.

      • Reality.Bites

        But remember they’re cancelling American Idol due to lack of interest. And many of the people on AI were actually talented and interesting, so this show would never work.

      • Steve Teeter

        Yes, but by the end nobody would be watching. How embarrassing would THAT be!

  • Joe in PA

    ruh row, did Senator Santorum (and I use the term loosely) really take a shot at Fox News? #hahahahahaha

  • Mark

    Aw RIcky…that’s so precious. The RNC has got to reduce the fluff – you know all those ‘other’ candidates who are also sitting at the kiddie table. There’s just too many – and frankly, the fluff is confusing the RNC. But look at the bright side, maybe the 6 or 7 of ya’s can have a little duggaring time. You’ll feel better.

  • OUTinMinnesota

    Isn’t it weirdly interesting that so many are on-record as saying a deity told them to run?

    Salon article: These GOP candidates claim the Almighty wants them to run

    • RoFaWh

      This is GAWD speaking. (Yeah, sure.) I want them to run, but I do not want them to win.

    • Waukegan IL

      God dispatched an angel to inform Mary she would be giving virginal birth of the Son of God, yet God communicates directly with these yo-yo’s?
      My how the times have changed.

  • Jeffg166

    Cue the Lucy whine.

    Don’t think I’ll be watching Trump’s new reality show tomorrow.

  • Cuberly
    • Dan

      That poor Chris Christie. I heard they had to secure his debate chair with lugnuts.

      • Cuberly

        And, if I might add, lay a tarp down to collect all the sweat.

    • barracks9


      • Christopher


        I fucking love this movie!

        • Henri205

          One of my all-time favorites. There’s a sequel in the works.

      • Cuberly

        Ha! That look on Sissy’s face as she’s being wrung up is priceless.

      • trouble94114

        “Luuuuug Nuts!”

  • Homo Erectus

    Nobody wants santorum at their party………..

  • Elaygee

    Calling the Wahmbulance

  • Count your blessings Frothy. Had it been me in charge of this first round, you’d have all been taken to a racetrack in Kentucky and run around it like horses to find out who the top three would be.

    • Wynter Marie Starr

      Now, that’s a race I would have watched!

    • Blake Jordan

      And send the rest to the glue factory…

      • People4Humanity

        Santorum™ Glue®
        ==>> now comes
        Extra Sticky!

      • Nic Peterson

        Sounds like Frothy is getting perilously close to biting the hand that has fed him and his family for the past 12 years. You might not be far off with your glue factory metaphor.

  • Prion
  • Phil

    Face it, Ricky, you’re just not very good at this.

    • Reality.Bites

      “This” being a code word for “well, anything actually.”

  • TexPlant

    The GOP is full up on crazy with 10 assholes in the debate.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I am officially old. What does “spox” mean?

    • popebuck1

      Apparently it’s short for “spokesperson.” It took me a minute too.

      • Reality.Bites

        I figured it out just before your answer appeared. But I prefer to think of spox as a rash you get from contact with Santorum.

      • If it takes minutes to figure out and then still has to be explained, it deserves to be put down as with the late DSSSZRSZ thing someone on here was once trying to make a thing. “Spokesman/Spokeswoman/Spokesperson” (one or all) works great, especially since we’re really not having to be concerned with column inches and the cost of paper/ink.

    • Brian in Valdosta

      THANK YOU! I have been sitting here saying that phrase out loud for the past five minutes wondering if was a new virus on the scene.

    • Thank you. Second time I remember seeing it on here and took me several minutes to figure it out. What does Leonard Nimoy have to do with this clusterfuck???

    • John T

      Spox are the santorum stains that you can still see on your sheets even after you’ve laundered them three times.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      I hadda use the google machine.

    • Robincho

      As near as I can tell, that’s what you get when Leonard Nimoy meets Zachary Quinto…

  • Skokieguy

    No of course I don’t like Santorum, but his point is valid. Any candidate deserves and equal opportunity to make his case (and / or embarrass himself).

    For a partisan TV station to make decisions that will likely affect who is the Republican candidate for President is painfully anti-Democratic.

    Why is Trump more deserving of the debate stage? Every candidate deserves equal time.

    • j.martindale

      And what they should have done is have the League of Women voters take care of the process.

      • People4Humanity

        League of Women Voters is a thing.

        The Houston chapter is having a luncheon on the 26th, featuring Sissy Farenthold.

    • Marc

      I agree to a point, and it’s clear that the RNC/Fox News want to avoid the circus that would be dozens of candidates in a debate. But the RNC/Fox News would better avoid a circus by not giving their party’s clowns air time or legitimacy.

    • Reality.Bites

      I don’t know about “any” candidate. For example, in the last presidential campaign there were four other candidates for the Democratic Party nomination in addition to President Obama, one of whom was anti-choice nut Randall Terry. Should the president have been forced to debate a nut and three non-entities?

      Once the nominees were chosen, should the Obama/Romney debates have had to include the five other presidential candidates?

      I’m not defending Fox’s choices or process – but neither am I conceding that any declared candidate has a right to be in a debate.

      • Skokieguy

        Santorum is not a fringe candidate. There are others (I believe over 500) who have filed paperwork to run for President, but most are nutty, non-credible candidates. Carson and Santorum and others may be non credible to us, but Santorum was a frontrunner in the last primary.

        Wouldn’t you agree that Santorum is more credible of a candidate than Carson?

        At the very least, the RNC should be deciding debate protocol and inclusion, not a for-profit cable network.

        • olandp

          “Wouldn’t you agree that Santorum is more credible of a candidate than Carson?”

          No, they are equally absurd.

          • Skokieguy

            Yes, they would both be a plague upon this country if elected, but I don’t think we’re in danger of that.

            However saying a Senator is no more credible than someone who has never held any elected office is not reasonable.

        • lymis

          “Wouldn’t you agree that Santorum is more credible of a candidate than Carson?”

          Uh, no.

          More realistically likely to get further in the process than Carson, sure. Likely to win? Nah.

          And credible in the sense of not being absolutely ludicrous that he’s taken seriously by anyone as a candidate for the Presidency? Please.

        • RoFaWh

          “Wouldn’t you agree that Santorum is more credible of a candidate than Carson?”

          No. They have the same credibility, namely none at all.

        • clay

          Santorum was a second-runner at best, except for one brief moment in mid-February.

          RNC did decide debate protocol and inclusion, just as they did four years ago, by farming it out to a known outlet.

          • Skokieguy

            Very astute.

            And there well may be behind the scenes collusion, but this way, Fox can take the public ire, while leaving the RNC’s hands clean, much like Wayne LaPierre is the lighting rod that deflects from the actual arms manufacturers.

    • RobNYNY1957

      If the candidates don’t like the Fox forum, they don’t need to participate, but they have no right to demand a place at a private event. If the RNC wants to organize a forum, it is free to do so with its own rules, just as Fox did. They are really bitching about being low in the polls and one of too many candidates.

    • clay

      I disagree. Santorum is wrong on three points. One, Perry wasn’t in the early August debate (sponsored by Fox News) four years ago because he had not yet entered the race. Four years ago Santorum got into the debate because his poll numbers were high enough to meet Fox’s standards. This year they’re not; too bad for him. Third, the sweathearts in early August polls were NOT Bachmann and Perry, but Palin, Perry, Paul, and Romney.

      If there’s anything to be upset about, it’s that the RNC is starting their debates three months later than last time, or that the RNC isn’t bothering to do more detailed polling, or that the RNC really doesn’t give a flying fuck six months prior to the first caucuses/primaries since there’s still plenty of time for people to enter the race, let alone re-enter the race.

      Sorry, but Fox News not bothering with candidates polling within the margin of error of 0% in the very first debate is NOT an issue. McCotter, Karger, Roemer, and even Pawlenty were not going anywhere four years ago, and Perry still had time to enter, surge, crash, and burn out before the first actual vote cast.

    • Bluto

      Unelected black robed activist media CEO’s.

      • Cuberly


  • j.martindale

    I really don’t give a shit, but he is right. The polls are meaningless, and all of these people are better qualified by their experience to be president than buffoons like Trump and Carson. But that is what happens when you turn your party over to entertainment/propaganda media Faux Snooze.

    • Happy Dance

      One of my friends today shared with me on FB that she is voting for Trump. “I like his show” was her reason. REALLY!?!?!?!!?!?!?!

      • SFBruce

        Why else would anyone vote for him? He certainly hasn’t articulated a coherent policy on anything, except for that wall that Mexico is going to pay for. Reporters complain that Clinton won’t talk to them, but we know a lot more about her positions than Trump, who never sees a reporter or camera he doesn’t love.

      • Merv99

        If she likes his show then shouldn’t she vote against him?

        • Reality.Bites

          He’s been fired from the show win or lose, thanks to his racism.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Remember Whodunnit? ABC reality show about solving murder that had numerous viewers questioning if the murders are real? We are dealing with population that suffer cognitive dissonance.

        • Brian in Valdosta

          Such willful and mind-crippling stupidity is the highest virtue among that sector of our country. In places where phrases like “Fuck you and your education” and “Hand me a beer while I try to shoot that thing off his head” are commonplace, I suspect that the depths of their Stoopidz is almost unfathomable.

      • j.martindale

        Frightening, isn’t it.

      • Reality.Bites

        I’m not sure if I’m more distressed at her voting for him or at her liking his show.

      • Beagle

        If that’s a good enough reason to vote for someone, Taylor Swift would win any office she wanted without trying.

        • Happy Dance

          I would vote for her and she can shake it!

  • bkmn

    Little pRicky must have had some zingers to use on Jebya and tRump and now he doesn’t get to use them. Of course what he thinks is funny is probably anything but.

  • anne marie in philly

    STFU, miss ricky; your 15 seconds of fame have been over for YEARS! no one gives six shits about you! fuck off!

    • People4Humanity

      I gave one 💩 this morning. I’ll dedicate it to Santorum.


      • anne marie in philly

        bwhahahahahahaha! duggar!

  • D. J.

    None of the above should have been the clear winner. There is not a single one of the “top 17” I would consider voting for.
    Scrap everything and everyone, come up with a supportable platform that’s not from a fantasy from the 1950’s that never existed or STFU.
    The GOP has done this to themselves.
    Under indictment? You’re out.
    Can’t separate your religion and your politics? You’re out.
    The list could go on and on.
    There won’t be a debate anyway. There will be a bunch of yakking over talking points.
    I’m looking for a president and all I see are yak herders or maybe a fake wrestling tag team.

  • People4Humanity

    Joe ~ Did you retire the Ha Ha Ha Ha! tag?

  • Rex

    I guess they didn’t want santorum on the debate floor.

  • olandp

    The entire Republican field is incredibly flawed.

    • Dear Roman Catholic Church,

      Look at this. THIS is what intrinsically disordered looks like. You’re welcome!

  • NMNative

    I am truly enjoying this. I have NEVER had this much fun watching republicans fight for every little bit of attention they can get.
    I am even considering watching the debate this week. I think it’s going to be more entertaining than the majority of shows on tv.

  • dcurlee

    Sour grapes. Trust me Rick no matter how you look at it you are still a loser

  • goofy_joe

    Maybe if your party had a little more sense and control, you wouldn’t have 18 people in your primary. If you had less, you’d all get the same airtime. But with 18 people, there’s not way in hell a debate could ever really happen.

    • clay

      Four years ago, there were 10 “serious” GOP candidates, but only 8 got invited to Fox’s debate just before the Ames Straw Poll because two of the 10 were polling below 1%.

  • Halloween_Jack

    Because nothing says “leadership” like being a whiny-ass titty baby about it. Organize your own debate, Little Ricky. See who tunes in.

    • clay

      There’s that one woman in Iowa . . .

  • Ya Huele

    Stupid spokesman sounds like Baghdad Bob. So early polling doesn’t mean anything? Neither do Past Results. Past results are not indicative of future performance.

    That circumstances allowed Santorum to linger in the primaries 4 years ago means nothing now, 4 years later.

    That pRick Perry was elected by a brain-dead Texas electorate 3-4 times means nothing in the face of “Oops.”

    That brain-dead voters elected Piyush Jindal 4 year ago means nothing in the face of the budget crisis that he has inflicted on Louisiana, where even hardened conservative residents loathe and detest him.

    And Sen. Lindsay-Belle? That hick accent alone is enough to disqualify her, but Stewart’s epic takedown of Lindsay-Belle have forever neutered this closet case in the public consciousness.

    Carly Got-Fired-From-HP-Who? Ms. Irrelevant.

    This bunch of losers can whine if they want, but Fox is (predictably) doing the Republican Party a favor by culling the herd.

    Nothing to see here, folks, but the already-rotting corpses of Republican grifters.

    • clay

      I’d say past results do say something about Santorum– he didn’t even make it to the convention last time. He punked out though Paul and Gingrich still tried to hang on. He’s a loser who’s doing worse even in local Iowa polls than last time.

  • MDB
  • delk

    Hey Frothy!

    Why don’t you ask David Vitter if you can borrow one of his diapers you big cry baby.

  • that sure is a lot of those big scary word thingees, coming from Frothy.

  • DaveMiller135

    Dear Senator Santorum: Pretty sure “also ran” still means the same thing it did 4 years ago.

  • JCF

    Frothy Spox? Or frothy specks? Look out for Santorum!

  • teedofftaxpayer

    It’s FOX News’s rodeo so they can do what they wish. Obviously they have in their minds who they want to be the front runner. They’re stuck with Trump for the time being but watch the debates and see who they favor-that’ll tell you who they support.

  • non

    He has a good point. The way this country runs its “debates” is embarrassing. Third party candidates are always excluded from the process.