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(Twitter)   As Gregg Abbott does not want to be openly booed, tonight's TX Governor debate will be held in front of an empty stage   (twitter.com) divider line
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2022-09-30 5:59:48 PM  
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2022-09-30 8:55:53 PM  
Say what you want, but Abbott really stands up for his beliefs.
 
2022-09-30 8:59:18 PM  
Let's see some pictures from outside the venue. Likely as not Abbott won't be very popular on any college campus.
 
2022-09-30 9:29:56 PM  

Private_Citizen: Say what you want, but Abbott really stands up for his beliefs.


He wheelie does, doesn't he?
 
2022-09-30 9:47:41 PM  
He is merely trying to encourage social distancing as he is a strong believer in science.
 
2022-09-30 9:51:35 PM  
scared as shiat

republicans are pathetic
 
2022-09-30 9:52:15 PM  
He's a humble man. He doesn't want the praise heaped on him for his incredibly popular policy decisions.
 
2022-09-30 9:52:42 PM  
So Abbott wants the sound bites for ads but no witnesses to anything else or actual dialogue which may catch his tender feelings off guard.
 
2022-09-30 9:52:46 PM  
He was afraid of Uvalde parents and people whose relatives died during the power outage that sent Cruz to Cancun.
 
2022-09-30 9:54:04 PM  

Richard Freckle: Private_Citizen: Say what you want, but Abbott really stands up for his beliefs.

He wheelie does, doesn't he?


Abbott has no spine.
 
2022-09-30 9:54:46 PM  
For those that did not watch, Joe Biden is responsible for all of the issues plaguing Texas.  Although Abbott has been Governor for 8 years, he is not responsible for anything except for proving Plan B pills to victims of incest.
 
2022-09-30 9:54:55 PM  
Debating Republicans is pointless.
 
2022-09-30 9:56:19 PM  
The agoraphobia outbreak among GOP candidates must be linked to the Ivermectin they took to avoid the COVID-19 hoax.
Voting for them is contraindicated.
 
2022-09-30 9:57:10 PM  
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2022-09-30 9:58:46 PM  

Private_Citizen: Say what you want, but Abbott really stands up for his beliefs.

FTY:Say what you want, but Abbott really WHEELYstands up for his beliefs.

 
2022-09-30 9:59:34 PM  
I see him rollin'
I'm hatin'
 
2022-09-30 9:59:46 PM  

wademh: He was afraid of Uvalde parents and people whose relatives died during the power outage that sent Cruz to Cancun.

FLY ME TO CANCÚN - A Founders Sing Parody w/ Ted Cruz #FlyMeToCancun
Youtube UTwFkCfCFuQ
 
2022-09-30 10:03:05 PM  
Profiles in Republican courage.
 
2022-09-30 10:03:51 PM  
This just in, we're getting shots of Abbott as he enters the auditorium.

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2022-09-30 10:03:56 PM  

Private_Citizen: Say what you want, but Abbott really stands up for his beliefs.


He may want to sit down for this, but a large portion of the population thinks the ideas he stands up for make him a human piece of garbage.
 
2022-09-30 10:05:28 PM  

dkulprit: Private_Citizen: Say what you want, but Abbott really stands up for his beliefs.

He may want to sit down for this, but a large portion of the population thinks the ideas he stands up for make him a human piece of garbage.


Sadly another large portion of the population think he's a hero for stigginit to everyone they hate.
 
2022-09-30 10:07:24 PM  
I don't know why people are making fun of Abbott. We should be applauding him for supporting social distancing like this during a pandemic.
 
2022-09-30 10:08:48 PM  

killershark: I don't know why people are making fun of Abbott. We should be applauding him for supporting social distancing like this during a pandemic.


Save the satire trolling for shiatshovel.
 
2022-09-30 10:17:05 PM  
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2022-09-30 10:17:10 PM  

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Stumbled? How about the wheels fell off Abattoir's campaign.
 
2022-09-30 10:17:21 PM  
Gregg Abbott did not attain and does not maintain his office by honoring democracy.
 
2022-09-30 10:17:48 PM  
Obligatory: Greg Abbott is a little piss baby.
 
2022-09-30 10:19:44 PM  
Moderator: "Governor Abbott, thank you for debating Mr. O'Rourke. Do you have any regrets tonight?"

"Yes. I thought I would be up against, Beto, not Mickey."

"HEY BABY, NOBODY SUFFERS LIKE THE POOR."

Moderator: "Yes, folks, we are in for a long night. Grab the popcorn!"
 
2022-09-30 10:20:07 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Profiles in Republican courage.


Principled stands I would have taken, but you know.
 
2022-09-30 10:20:25 PM  

badscooter: [Fark user image image 613x437]


That's what happens when you select candidates who look pretty on camera, but are otherwise devoid of ideas on how to rule a government.
 
2022-09-30 10:47:01 PM  

Testiclaw: scared as shiat

republicans are pathetic


Russian corrupted, MAGA RINOs, outed themselves as haven stolen the elections in red states for many decades.
 
2022-09-30 10:48:34 PM  

snowshovel: badscooter: [Fark user image image 613x437]

That's what happens when you select candidates who look pretty on camera, but are otherwise devoid of ideas on how to rule a government.


Da fuq are you babbling about?
 
2022-09-30 10:50:54 PM  
Abbott is a rotten human being, but I kind of like not having an audience in debates because I don't want the audience trying to tell me, the viewer at home, how I should judge who is doing better in the debate. I don't care what the audience thinks because they are almost all hyper-partisan but many viewers are easily swayed by what they think the majority thinks.
 
2022-09-30 10:53:24 PM  
They should let people in anyways and watch him go apoplectic and roll away in a huff.
 
2022-09-30 10:54:33 PM  

Befuddled: Abbott is a rotten human being, but...


What compelled you to keep typing after that comma?
 
2022-09-30 11:01:00 PM  

snowshovel: badscooter: [Fark user image image 613x437]

That's what happens when you select candidates who look pretty on camera, but are otherwise devoid of ideas on how to rule a government.


I've never heard anyone refer to Abbott as pretty.  Beauty is in the eye of beholder I guess.
 
2022-09-30 11:05:41 PM  

Richard Freckle: Private_Citizen: Say what you want, but Abbott really stands up for his beliefs.

He wheelie does, doesn't he?


Yeah - it's funny that he's a cripple, because he's an asshole.
 
2022-09-30 11:07:54 PM  

Befuddled: Abbott is a rotten human being, but I kind of like not having an audience in debates because I don't want the audience trying to tell me, the viewer at home, how I should judge who is doing better in the debate. I don't care what the audience thinks because they are almost all hyper-partisan but many viewers are easily swayed by what they think the majority thinks.


Your argument is that candidates for public office shouldn't answer tough questions in front of their intended constituents, why again?
 
2022-09-30 11:09:43 PM  

COMALite J: wademh: He was afraid of Uvalde parents and people whose relatives died during the power outage that sent Cruz to Cancun.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/UTwFkCfCFuQ]


Fly me to Cancun?  How did I not see that? Just sittin' right there.
 
2022-09-30 11:14:20 PM  

BuckTurgidson: Befuddled: Abbott is a rotten human being, but I kind of like not having an audience in debates because I don't want the audience trying to tell me, the viewer at home, how I should judge who is doing better in the debate. I don't care what the audience thinks because they are almost all hyper-partisan but many viewers are easily swayed by what they think the majority thinks.

Your argument is that candidates for public office shouldn't answer tough questions in front of their intended constituents, why again?


Because their intended constituents are...y'know...Texans.
 
2022-09-30 11:16:49 PM  

bizzwire: BuckTurgidson: Befuddled: Abbott is a rotten human being, but I kind of like not having an audience in debates because I don't want the audience trying to tell me, the viewer at home, how I should judge who is doing better in the debate. I don't care what the audience thinks because they are almost all hyper-partisan but many viewers are easily swayed by what they think the majority thinks.

Your argument is that candidates for public office shouldn't answer tough questions in front of their intended constituents, why again?

Because their intended constituents are...y'know...Texans.


I choose to believe there is at least one Texan who'll stand up and ask that question.

/Feel free to just give up though.
 
2022-09-30 11:26:21 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: snowshovel: badscooter: [Fark user image image 613x437]

That's what happens when you select candidates who look pretty on camera, but are otherwise devoid of ideas on how to rule a government.

Da fuq are you babbling about?


Fox News tunnel vision. "Abbott gains 3 points in post-debate polling, undecideds plummet! Beto in disarray!"
 
2022-09-30 11:29:36 PM  
BuckTurgidson:

I choose to believe there is at least one Texan who'll stand up and ask that question.

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2022-09-30 11:30:39 PM  
Guess he won't be campaigning in Philly.  They even boo people they like.
 
2022-09-30 11:33:21 PM  
Notice how Beto went and shook hands with the moderators and Wheely Dan just rolled off stage?
 
2022-09-30 11:38:39 PM  
It was a good debate as far as the rules allowed. 15 and 30 second responses are a bit too short I think.
Beto was calm and collected.  Abbott was not.
 
2022-09-30 11:41:52 PM  
I know my account date says I'm the new guy, but I'm nevertheless impressed that snowshovel still hooks long-timers. He's total performance art, like a Poe's Law Wordle. Find the giveaway hidden in every post!

/he didn't specify whom he was referring to
//"rule" the government
///been lurkin' years; I see you snowshovel
 
2022-09-30 11:50:14 PM  

bizzwire: BuckTurgidson:

I choose to believe there is at least one Texan who'll stand up and ask that question.

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Lol.

Frank Stallone, could you please ask Texas Governor Gregg Abbott a few of these?

* Under your leadership as the chief executive officer of the State of Texas in the winter of 2021, hundreds or more likely thousands of your constituents died of stupid causes which you blame on every possible entity in the universe other than yourself and yet you have never apologized or offered any non-laughable proposal for prevention of such in the future.

* Governor Abbott, you diverted hundreds of thousands of your taxpayers' dollars to drive cop cars to the U.S./Mexico border for photo stunts.

* As governor, you have some bully-pulpit reach to speak an opinion about your universally-recognized criminal Attorney General;  yes we all know you're not supposed to be his boss, and he's not supposed to be yours, but there might be tiny fragments of the Texas populace who prefer their law enforcement not to be captained by sneering criminals from a Steven Seagal straight-to-disc failure.  So, Governor Abbott: are you captive to the criminal conspiracy, or in on it?
 
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2022-10-01 1:59:58 AM  
Had there been an audience, it would have been a slick move for Beto to take them all out across the street for milk and cookies once it was over.
 
2022-10-01 2:06:48 AM  
The stage isn't empty, there is stuff all over it.

From the placement of that stuff it looks like the candidates were right in the middle of it, not anywhere close to the front.
 
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