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The Republican Debate Turned Out to be Cattier than a Telenovela

FOX News hosted the first Republican debate of the 2016 election season and there was MAJOR SHADE everywhere.

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Here’s what it looked like outside of the debate building. The top ten GOP candidates crammed onto the stage for a night of name-calling, eye-rolling, and one-liners. The two-hour event felt like less of a debate and more like an emotion-packed, male-dominated telenovela. Who said men can’t be dramatic and over the top?

Megyn Kelly came out firing and Donald Trump gave her the finger.

The index finger. All Kelly did was ask Trump about his condescending tweets attacking women on their appearance.

And it looks like Megyn Kelly took lots of heat for the exchange.

Just take a look at the comments on Kelly’s Facebook.

After the debate, Kelly probably felt like this:

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Kelly = Maite Perroni. GOP supporters = William Levy. Actually, GOP supporters = that black SUV.

Then Ted Cruz casually said he’s down to start PERSECUTING people.

While explaining what he would be doing as president, the Texas senator had a pretty significant gaffe. It’s PROsecuting.

When Cruz goes back to review the tape, he’ll probably think:

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¡¿Qué dije?!

¡Escandalo! Rand Paul got jealous of all the *hugs* Chris Christie has been giving out.

Awww. Paul took the opportunity to remind everyone that the New Jersey governor once hugged President Obama after Hurricane Sandy. Christie spent most of the night attaching himself to 9/11 relief.

Look at that EYEROLL:

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All that was missing was some dramatic telenovela music. Either way, Paul does not seem to be finished with Christie. The gloves are coming off.

Marco Rubio had some very kind words for El GOP.

But even kinder words for Hillary Clinton.

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What?

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Rubio was explaining that this election shouldn’t be about resumés. But admitting that no one on the stage that night can challenge Clinton on experience may backfire.

Ben Carson felt like he was just a character without a speaking role.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson spent most of the night sitting idly by just hoping the moderators would call on him for his opinion on healthcare, terrorism, the economy, anything at all!

Ben Carson fans were like:

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Let him talk! Let him talk!

Donald Trump relished his telenovela villain role throughout the night.

He went from being bored and mean to just plain mean.

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But he enjoyed every moment.

Sound familiar?

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That’s it! Donald Trump is none other than the male version of Catalina Creel of Cuna de Lobos!

That’s all for this episode of El GOP.

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Tune in next time for more political drama from your favorite GOP politicians.

What did you think about the first Republican debate? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below.

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Cha Cha: How a Song about a Dominican Girl became the Jam of the Summer

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Cha Cha: How a Song about a Dominican Girl became the Jam of the Summer

Earlier this year, Virginia rapper D.R.A.M. released the track “Cha Cha.”

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?I like to Cha Cha… in a Latin bar… with a Dominican that resembles Taina.?

Catchy, right?

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Well, this year, the song kept on picking up steam and became an underground hit.

Even Beyoncé couldn’t resist the power of the “Cha Cha.”

Why? Even if you “hate” the song, it’s instantly memorable for several reasons.

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#1: It samples the music from Star Road in the video game Super Mario World.

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Infinite 1UPs for whoever thought to sample this.

#2: This line is virtually impossible to keep out of your head.

Soon enough, you’ll catch yourself singing it in the shower.

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#3: It’s just plain FUN.

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Red solo cups + pillow fights = PARTY. What other music videos do you see old timers and kids dancing like there’s no tomorrow? Unfortunately, Nintendo caught wind of the Super Mario Bros. sample and the beat was changed. Not bad, but it’s lost a bit of the magic.

That hasn’t stopped people from making Vines inspired by the original:

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Or doing choreography to the song…

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Or playing acoustic covers:

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D.R.A.M. even got to meet one of his biggest fans:

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And if you haven’t noticed, it appears that D.R.A.M. loves Latino culture:

Cha Cha dancing ✔

A Latin bar ✔

Dominicans ✔

Taina ✔

Wait, who’s Taina?

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D.R.A.M. was making a reference to Taina Morales, the lead character from the Nickelodeon show Taina that aired from 2001 to 2002. Taina was played by Puerto Rican actress Maria Perez-Brown.

Mexicans, don’t feel left out. Watch the music video. There are flying tacos and hot sauce…

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Flying chiles…

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Piñatas and sombreros…

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And guacamole.

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Hold up, though. Cha Cha dancing is Cuban. And what does Mexican food have to do with Dominicans?

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Apparently, D.R.A.M. wasn’t exactly well-versed in Latino culture when he wrote “Cha Cha.” But don’t worry, D.R.A.M. got a quick lesson during a visit to New York radio station Hot 97, where he learned that Dominicans dance to merengue and bachata.

After getting schooled, D.R.A.M. said he didn’t want to leave anyone out of the party: “It’s the whole Latin culture… I don’t want anyone that’s Puerto Rican to feel like, left out… or Cubanos, it’s the whole Latin culture.”

What do you think of the song “Cha Cha”? Do you feel like D.R.A.M is showing love to Latinos? Let us know in the comments below.