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“Not One Candidate” at GOP Presidential Debates Stands Up to Hate

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From cheering executions to screams for uninsured Americans to die, Republican presidential candidates have let their debate stages be stolen by hateful audience members. New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor recently editorialized, “The most disturbing aspect of the WrestleMania behavior at the debates is not that some audience members booed a soldier and many cheered death. It’s that not one Republican candidate … spoke up to admonish the crowd and call for civility. Not one candidate, in situations that cried out for it, exhibited leadership.”

Steve Benen at Washington Monthly passes along this new video from the Democratic National Committee highlighting the Republican candidates’ cowardly refusal to stand up to their party’s insane fringe: