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Here Are The Best Tweets From The Sixth 2020 Democratic Debate

Thursday night’s debate was about as exciting as watching paint dry, but the debate tweets did not disappoint.


It is the sixth Democratic debate already? Time flies this time of year, doesn’t it? I still haven’t taken down my decorations from the fifth Democratic debate. Well, like it or not, the top contenders for the Democratic nomination for president got together last night and hashed out…something. You missed it? Don’t worry, we’ve got all the best tweets of the night right here.

It wasn’t so long ago that there were two nights of debate to cram in all twenty candidates. Last night, they were down to seven. A magnificent seven? I wouldn’t go that far.


As they did last time, the debate moderators started with a question the candidates all agree on: impeachment.

Since Tulsi Gabbard wasn’t allowed in this debate, the answers were all very similar.

Boring as those responses were, some people took the time to opine about the candidates’ sartorial selections.

Gimme The Loot

Next, Elizabeth Warren got to talk some more about her magic wealth tax.

USCMA is the new NAFTA

They also talked trade for a while, specifically the trade deal the House passed the same week they impeached the man who negotiated it.

They tried to explain that the great economy is actually bad.

Buttigieg used the occasion to, once more, try to sound like a smaller, whiter Obama.

Going Green

After a break for commercials from evil corporations, the candidates discussed the environment. Coal baron Tom Steyer was glad to jump in as the candidates tried to out-green each other.

Intersectional intermission

There was the obligatory question about race, now made more poignant by the absence of any black of Hispanic candidates from the stage.

Bernie, as always, refused to answer whatever the moderators asked of him.

Going Abroad

He did answer a question about Israel, though.

Biden also refused to answer a question he didn’t like.

There was talk of China. Tom Steyer tried to use some of the young folks’ lingo.

Warren talked some more about her cell phone pictures.

When Candidates Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real

The policy clashes are what we should care about, but everyone knows these debates are bloodsport. The first real rhetorical fists flew in the debate’s second hour between Klobuchar and Buttigieg. Amy dropped the Minnesota nice and asked what the hell Pinocchio was even doing on stage with the real people?

From there, everyone piled on Buttigieg, the candidate polling at 8%. Warren was first, decrying the fact that Buttigieg raised money from rich people in some weird setting she pretended not to understand.

Pete wasn’t having it.

(Warren did the same kind of big money fundraisers in her Senate campaign two years ago, and rolled the money over into her presidential campaign.)

Meanwhile, the actual front-runner, Joe Biden, was enjoying the show.

This thing was really dragging on. Shouldn’t fewer candidates mean a quicker debate?

Closing thoughts

There were more foreign policy questions, and the biggest variations were in which non-standard pronunciations were more fashionable.

In the early debates, the first half-hour was typically devoted to healthcare, but this time, they saved it for the end.

The two old fellas were up past their bedtimes, and it got a little punchy.

Santa Claus is a Democrat

They closed with possibly the dumbest question of the campaign cycle: who onstage would you want to apologize to or give a gift to?
No one liked that.

They asked Yang first, and even though his campaign is based on getting free stuff, he wiffed.

The other candidates turned it into their stump speeches like pros, but it was a weird note on which to end. After some closing statement clichés, the night came to an end.

It had its ups and downs, but at the end, only one thing was clear: