Pat and Stu filled in for Glenn on radio Wednesday, sharing their reactions to the gaffe-ridden Democratic presidential debate hosted by CNN Tuesday night.
"I seriously couldn't take it," Pat said. "It's probably the worst field ever gathered to run for a party's nomination, I would think."
Stu shared Pat's sentiments, comparing one of the candidates, Lincoln Chafee, to the eagle from The Muppets.
Later, the conversation turned toward Hillary Clinton's statement about "big government" Republicans trying to cut funding for Planned Parenthood.
"That remark by Hillary Clinton was the dumbest thing ever uttered by a human being. To say that a cut of $500 million is evidence of big government is quite possibly the worst point ever made by a politician," Stu said.
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PAT: I couldn't -- I seriously couldn't take it. I couldn't take it -- it started at what, 7:30, by maybe 25 after 8:00, I'm like, okay, I can't. I just can't do it.
JEFFY: I was praying for the first commercial break.
PAT: I know. The lies. The deceit. The attacks. The deception. The communism.
STU: And also, let's add on a giant heaping scoop of incompetence.
PAT: Oh, man.
STU: That's a terrible field in comparison.
PAT: Wow. Oh, it's a terrible field. It's probably the worst field ever gathered to run for a party's nomination, I would think.
STU: By a major party, I think you could seriously make that argument.
PAT: If it was the Green Party or the --
STU: Or even the Libertarian Policy. I'm not talking about policy here. I'm just talking about how bad the candidates are. If you had like -- there's a party called the Peace and Freedom Party or something, that's basically a socialist party, like that's a field of candidates I could see them putting out there.
PAT: And policy-wise, they all fit in.
STU: They could all fit in and all get that nomination. It was embarrassing.
PAT: Jeez. Oh, my gosh. Lincoln Chafee is just -- I mean, what is he doing on the stage? What are you doing running for president?
STU: Well, first of all, he looks like the muppet eagle, I don't know if you noticed that.
STU: If you see them side by side, they're almost identical.
PAT: We have to see them side by side.
STU: I posted actually on my Facebook page. I came up with a campaign poster for them, which is Eagle Chafee 2016. And they look -- Sam the eagle and Lincoln Chafee are almost identical. That's number one.
But perhaps slightly more importantly, the man -- I've never seen anything like it. His answer as to one of his first votes.
PAT: Yeah, we have that. Let's check that out.
ANDERSON: Governor Chafee, you've attacked Secretary Clinton for being too close to Wall Street banks. In 1999, you voted for the very bill that made banks bigger.
LINCOLN: Glass-Steagall was my very first vote. I just arrived. My dad had died in office. I was appointed to the office. It was my very first vote.
ANDERSON: Are you saying you didn't know what you were voting for?
LINCOLN: I just arrived in the Senate. I think we get some takeovers, and that was one of my very first vote. And it was 95 -- 9 to 5 was the record.
ANDERSON: With all due respect, sir, what does that say about, that you were passing a vote for something you weren't really sure about?
LINCOLN: I think you're being a little rough. I just arrived at the United States Senate. I had been mayor of my city. My dad had died as I was appointed by the governor. It was the first vote. And it was 90 to 5.
JEFFY: Thank you.
PAT: I had hay fever that day. I put on brown and yellow. I didn't look very good.
JEFFY: I didn't even know where I was.
PAT: I think it might have even been beyond hay fever. It might have been a sinus infection.
STU: I was eating a hash brown, and some of the oil got on my shirt and it made it like clear. I was very nervous. I was self-conscious.
PAT: But there was a stain.
STU: Yeah, there was a stain there.
PAT: So I was looking at that more than I was the bill.
STU: I think you're being a little rough here, Anderson, considering that it was one of my first days. I mean, when you go in and you have a job for the first day, you walk around, you shake hands with a couple people, you have some doughnuts in the office. I wasn't expecting to vote. I just pressed a button. I didn't even know what happened.
PAT: I didn't even know there was voting going on in Congress. When did this start? Well, good follow-up would have been, well, what's going to happen on your first day of president?
STU: Look, I happened to bomb Idaho. It was my first day in office.
PAT: My wife was sick. I was worried about her. So, yeah, I sent some P52s over Idaho.
JEFFY: I think you're being a little rough.
STU: Is that one of the more unbelievable moments you've ever seen from a candidate?
PAT: Oh, it is.
STU: He was saying because it was his first day, he had no idea what he was voting for. And that was his excuse for supporting this particular bill. I mean, that's an unbelievable moment. Now, he is an absolute zero in every way, including the polls. So it's not -- he's not the guy with all the attention on him. But that field -- because it's one thing to say, okay, Hillary Clinton is a bad candidate. And she is a bad candidate. She's supporting policies -- some of the stuff she said and we'll get into it in that debate. In every other election say pre-2008 would be a complete disqualifying as a run for president -- to have any chance to win the presidency. It was that bad. But on that stage, there is no chance anyone on that stage can beat her.
PAT: Although, they loved him.
STU: Bernie Sanders was laughable. They loved him in that room.
PAT: He won the debate on Drudge. And they loved him in the room.
STU: The Drudge poll is an internet poll.
PAT: And most people are saying Hillary won.
STU: Because Hillary does not have to win those debates. She just has to not be terrible.
PAT: Although she was. She was terrible.
STU: I think she was for a general election. I think she certainly was for anyone that has ever seen or heard --
PAT: She might be great for the new Democrat Party.
PAT: She might be great. I mean, you've got a stage filled with people who are seriously qualified to run for the socialist or Communist Party.
PAT: They absolutely could be running for that nomination. And the only one there who probably couldn't is Webb. And he has no place anymore. Jim Webb has no place in the Democrat Party. He's an actual Democrat like you knew them 40 years ago. Jim Webb seems to be, for the most part, a fairly reasonable Democrat. A moderate guy.
STU: Yeah, I think it was National Review who said he would have had a good chance of winning the nomination in 1948.
PAT: Exactly, yeah. Now, there's no way. He's not nearly communist enough. Not nearly. And they keep throwing out the Republicans like they're so extreme. Like they're so wild-eyed. Are you crazy? You guys are all communists. And you've got a guy who is very reasonable. He has no place in your party anymore. No place in your stinking party.
STU: Yeah. No place in your party. I mean, you have a guy here who is saying he's a socialist. And the mainstream candidate is doing everything she can to get to his left. Everything she can to get to his left.
PAT: Right. It's working out pretty well too. I mean, listen to this.
STU: Yeah, she just keeps going that way.
HILLARY: We've got to do more about the lives of these children. That's why I started off by saying, we need to be committed to making it possible for every child to live up to his or her God-given potential. That is really hard to do if you don't have early childhood education, if you don't have schools that are able to meet the needs of the people or good housing. There's a long list. We need a new New Deal for communities.
PAT: Okay. So if that doesn't send a chill down your spine. We need a new New Deal.
STU: Yeah, now, is that a newer New Deal than the new New Deal that they proposed in 1935?
PAT: Yes. We already had that new deal.
STU: Well, there was a New Deal. Then there was a new New Deal. This would be the new new New Deal?
PAT: This would be the super mega doppler New Deal.
JEFFY: And she's really concerned about childhood education. Really? How about that Planned Parenthood? At what age does child education start?
STU: She actually had, and I use this intentionally, the balls to say that she cared about the lives of children.
STU: Is that a serious point? You don't get to make that on the Democratic debate stage.
PAT: Not if you're as pro-abortion as she is.
PAT: Not if you love Planned Parenthood as much as she does. And she does.
HILLARY: It's always the Republicans or their sympathizers who say, you can't have paid leave, you can't provide health care. They don't mind having big government to interfere with a woman's right to choose and to try to take down Planned Parenthood.
PAT: Okay. Let's attack that now. They're not taking down Planned Parenthood. The government -- the big government we fight against is currently funding Planned Parenthood to the tune of $500 million a year. And they want to stop doing that.
PAT: They want the big government to stop being so big that they're funding that organization. And if they then survive, so be it. If they fail, so be it. Let them get their own private -- my guess is they get plenty of funds anyway. Because last year, what did they have? 2 billion, wasn't it?
STU: I think it was 1.5.
PAT: Yeah, it was definitely -- somewhere over one and $2 billion.
STU: Yeah. And I don't want to put too fine a point on this, but that remark by Hillary Clinton was the dumbest thing ever uttered by a human being. To say that a cut of $500 million is -- is evidence of big government is quite possibly the worst point ever -- ever made by a politician.
PAT: Stupid. And she doesn't get challenged on it.
STU: No. In fact, I was listening to CNN earlier today, and it was, this was her big moment. Where she came out and she said, the -- the Republicans love big government when it comes to defunding Planned Parenthood. Are you listening to yourself speak? Defunding. You're talking about taking government money away from an organization is big government.
STU: Every time they come out and they say, they want to cut childhood education funding. They want to cut health care spending. Is that all big government too? When they want to cut those things?
PAT: It doesn't seem like it to me. No.
STU: You're shrinking the size of government in theory. Again, the proposal doesn't even do these things. It doesn't even cut the money going to women's health organizations. It just redirects it from one that's under criminal investigation or at least very well may be soon.
But you have an issue where cutting money to an organization -- a government gives free money to somebody. That's big government. That is what conservatives fight against.
STU: Big government giving money to their friends. To other -- private organizations. That is what we fight against. When we say that we don't want that. She identifies that as big government.
PAT: Big government. Yeah. Well, she also ties in. That's where they want to tell women what to do with their body. Yeah, well, we also want government to tell people what to do with other human beings that we don't want them to kill. We do allow certain things. We allow access to the government to do certain things like prevent murder. That is a function of the government.
PAT: It's not that we want bigger government. We just want the government to do what it's supposed to do. And that's protect life.
STU: And of course, this comes from a party that is telling you the size of sodas you're allowed to ingest. They don't care about the government being involved with your body. They want the government involved with every aspect of what you do.
PAT: Yeah, it's unbelievable. And she had more.
HILLARY: They're fine with big government. I'm sick of it.
You know, we've been doing these things -- we should not be paralyzed. We should not be paralyzed by the Republicans and their constant refrain, big government this, big government that, except for what they want to impose on the American people. I know we can afford it because we're going to make the wealthy pay for it.
STU: Of course. Of course. The wealthy.
STU: They can pay for everything.
JEFFY: She almost did it there. She almost did it where she almost went to the Hillary screech. And she pulled it back. I know.
PAT: Very close.
STU: She got close though.
PAT: Very close.
STU: She is not good with big crowds like that. Luckily, she doesn't have to worry about that at her rallies because no one has been showing up, but she is not good.