I wish to go on record now that I will not be watching tonight’s GOP presidential debate. Not having cable makes this decision easier than you would think. I had gathered several debate-themed bingo cards in the unlikely event that I did decide to watch the debate, but I’ve already pitched them. Likewise, I won’t be playing the GOP debate drinking game. Especially, since learning that the surgeon general has warned people who if they consumed an alcoholic beverage every time one of these candidates says something stupid, then this behavior would lead to consuming life threatening amounts of booze. Instead, I’ll just wait until tomorrow and settle for the highlight reel. To my mind the pictured American flag is more symbolic of the tattered mess that is the modern Republican Party than any commentary on the state of the nation as a whole. I personally think that our country is way better off now then it was the last time there was a Bush in the Whitehouse.