VP debate highlight: a NSFW sounding Twitter hashtag

Did you watch the vice presidential debate?

Stephen Colbert took advantage of a live broadcast of his Late Show on Tuesday night to skewer the vice presidential candidates and some of their, uh, highlights during their lone debate. Click image to watch the YouTube video.

Did it deliver?
Or were you disconcerted by the Freaky Friday nature (your choice, the original Jodie Foster 1976 flick, or the 2003 remake with Lindsay Lohan) of the event, where Democratic VP candidate Sen. Tim Kaine was very Trumpian, on the offensive and interrupting a lot, while Republican VP candidate Gov. Mike Pence was controlled in much the same way as the top of the Democratic ticket.
Some tax talk: As expected (and predicted in my VP debate preview), Republican presidential nominees Donald Trump’s taxes did come up as part of Kaine’s attack.
“Senator, do you take all the deductions you’re entitled to? I do!” Pence retorted in response to the attack.
On Kaine’s part, he insisted, “So it’s smart not to pay for our military, our veterans and our teachers? And I guess all of us who pay for those things are stupid.”
New catch phrase: The key exchange, however, at least as far as the internet was concerned, came when Hillary Clinton’s running mate challenged Trump’s attitudes toward women, immigrants and veterans.
“When Donald Trump says women should be punished, that Mexicans are rapists and criminals, or John McCain’s not a hero, he is showing you who he is,” said Kaine.
Pence’s reply sparked an outrage and a social media NSFW sounding hashtag.
“Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again,” replied Pence.
 Will #thatMexicanthing endure in the veep debate lexicon, along with “no Jack Kennedy” and other debate zingers?
Only time, and perhaps the Nov. 8 election results, will tell.

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VP debate highlight: a NSFW sounding Twitter hashtag

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