The debate between Marco Rubio and Donald Trump has reverted to grade school. Next they’ll be throwing blocks…. (More)

“I Googled him”

As BPI’s roving reporter, I use Google often. The internet is full of information. Alas, it’s also full of misinformation and disinformation … and two Donald Trump backers don’t seem to care which is which:

You know those “Stump for Trump Girls,” Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson? Well, in case you don’t follow them on Twitter and didn’t get the memo, they were on CNN this morning. As usual, the sisters caused quite a stir with the few minutes they were given.

They were invited on to talk about last night’s debate, which was a pretty explosive affair. While there, they told Carol Costello that they were fairly sure that Donald Trump‘s rival Marco Rubio was gay, at least in his past, if not now.

Diamond said, “When I look at Marco Rubio, Marco Rubio told us to Google Donald Trump, but I did one better: I Googled him and when I Googled him, you know, he owes America and the gay community an apology.”

“That’s right,” interjected Silk.

“It sounds like he may have had a gay lifestyle in his past!” she concluded.

I guess they’ve never read Toni Buzzeo’s children’s story But I Read It on the Internet! Then again, Rubio said Trump may have wet his pants during Thursday’s debate. So I guess we’re back to grade school: “Pee-pee-pants!” vs. “Queer!”

“There’s never been a real tough guy out of Jamaica Estates”

Then there’s the New York City version of the spat:

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a combative Long Island moderate who has endorsed Rubio, said Friday that he was ready to hit the campaign trail to offer an alternative to the combined pugnacity of Trump and Christie, previewing of the newer, more bitter stage of the race that has just arrived.

“Where Donald Trump grew up, that’s not the real Queens,” King said. “He’s not a tough guy from an outer borough. I grew up 20 minutes away in another world, and I know there’s never been a real tough guy out of Jamaica Estates.”

So concludes a Washington Post article by Sean Sullivan, Robert Costa, and David Weigel on what they call “an all-out brawl for the future of the Republican Party.” And as part of that brawl, a conservative super-PAC will run a series of ads exposing the ‘Trump University’ fraud.

I have a suggestion for the next WHannabe WHinefest. Instead of podiums on a stage with a dramatically lighted, red-white-and-blue backdrop …

… have the set designers build a big playpen. Put some foam blocks in the playpen, for the WHannabes to throw at each other. The debate moderators can send WHannabes to stand in a corner if they bite, hit, or kick. And the winner will be the WHannabe who follows through on a threat to hold his breath til he turns blue.

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Photo Credit: Mark Terrill (AP)

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Good day and good nuts