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15 Tweets That Prove Bernie Sanders Won The GOP Debate Last Night


Last night's Republican presidential debate was quite the spectacle.

Jeb and Trump traded blows. Rubio informed us "America is not a planet." Mike Huckabee once again defended Kim Davis (shocker). Carly Fiorina delivered a strong performance. Rand Paul sounded uncharacteristically rational at times, particularly when speaking about foreign policy.

Ben Carson shared perhaps the most awkward high five in history with Trump. Scott Walker and John Kasich might as well have stayed home. Chris Christie proved he's conservative, even though he once shared a hug with President Obama (gasp). And Ted Cruz was, well, Ted Cruz.

Oh yeah, and Jeb Bush admitted he once smoked weed (40 years ago).

But who won the debate?

Actually, no one who was directly involved. The true victor was a septuagenarian socialist senator from Vermont.

Indeed, it was none other than Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders who won the debate last night.

Bernie live-tweeted the entire event, and it was brilliant.

Here are 15 tweets that prove Bernie Sanders won the GOP debate on Wednesday night.

He called out Rubio for his backward approach to climate change.

The Vermont senator also had some lovely things to say about Donald Trump and his amiable demeanor.

Bernie highlighted the GOP's habitual lack of support for the LGBTQ community.

He also kept it real on the subject of abortion and women's rights.

And defended Planned Parenthood.

Sanders also noted the important issues no one on stage seemed willing to bring up.

He exposed how out of touch the candidates are in regard to the public and the economy.

And highlighted the lack of attention afforded to the poor.

When Chris Christie spoke out in defense of President George W. Bush, the senator wouldn't have it.

While no one on stage seemed willing to speak about the vital need for campaign finance reform, Sanders didn't hold back.

The senator also hit the nail on the head in regard to Republican foreign policy.

And said what all of us were thinking as the debate dragged on.

Senator Sanders made it abundantly clear who all the Republican candidates actually wish was running for president in their place.

He ended the night with a perfect summary of the debate on Facebook and liked his own post, like a boss.

Until next time, Bernie.

Citations: America is not a planet Republicans resist climate change action at debate (The Guardian), Rand Paul Slams Chris Christie For Giving Obama A Big Hug (TPM), Huckabee Says Kim Davis Should Be Able To Discriminate Because Muslim Inmates Can Grow Beards (Think Progress), For First Time Trump Shrinks In Spotlight Fiorina Steals Show (NPR), Donald Trump and Ben Carson Share Awkward High Five at Republican Debate (ABC News), At GOP debate Jeb Bush admits to smoking pot sparks Jeb Kush meme (Yahoo Politics)