I did not watch the Republicans debate last night; I was at a play rehearsal, which was far more relevant to the sanity quotient of my life than watching a bunch of egomaniacs try to see who could be the one who can scare the crap out of America. Talking Points Memo has a good wrap-up:
Certainly the first half of the debate was roiled by repeated invocations of fear, the celebration of fear, the demand that people feel and react to their fear. This was logically joined to hyperbolic and ridiculous claims about ISIS as a group that might not simply attack America or kill Americans but might actually destroy the United States or even our entire civilization.
What did you think?