The MAGA Showdown: GOP Debate or Trump Fanfest?

If you’re expecting the GOP debate in Milwaukee to be anything but a reality TV-level drama, you might want to reset those expectations. The behind-the-scenes chatter is already spicier than a season finale twist.

Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, seems to have faced a slight hiccup this week when his debate strategy was laid bare for all to see. Yes, a “leak” happened. And the contents? As spicy as they come! Amid the tips were suggestions to repeatedly slam President Joe Biden, ardently defend ex-President Donald Trump (because why not?), and counter punches from GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and former NJ Gov. Chris Christie.

The Reid Out’s host Joy Reid couldn’t contain her glee as she quizzed MSNBC columnist Dean Obeidallah about the leaked dossier. With a hint of mischief, Reid cheekily inquired how many jokes per hour Obeidallah planned to crack at DeSantis’ expense. Obeidallah, never one to disappoint, responded with a chuckle, saying the real fun would come from Chris Christie, who’d likely taunt DeSantis with his own leaked strategy at every turn.

Picture this: DeSantis goes on an anti-Biden tirade, and there’s Christie, cheekily pointing out, “Oh, look, Ron, sticking to the script? That’s your third Biden attack!” It’s bound to be a night of political theatre.

But here’s where things could get even crazier. Obeidallah cheekily predicts DeSantis might just step onto the stage, not with the usual GOP bravado, but draped head-to-toe in MAGA merchandise, perhaps even waving a MAGA flag. Is this turning into a GOP debate or a Trump admiration fest?

As Obeidallah rightly puts it, we’re probably not gearing up for a debate. It’s more like a contest of “Who loves Trump more?” Can you imagine Christie’s criticisms being drowned out by incessant “Trump, Trump, Trump” chants? Talk about being in the Twilight Zone of politics.

Buckle up, folks! This Milwaukee debate might just be the reality TV crossover episode 2023 didn’t know it needed. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a show like no other!