Drinking Games Are Popping Up in Anticipation of Tonight’s GOP Debate


Take a swig every time one of these three takes a swing at President Obama.

Forget watching sports, and you can just tape Jon Stewart’s final night as the host of Daily Show. Tonight’s entertainment is all about the first GOP primary debates: a veritable three-ring circus featuring 10 presidential hopefuls (and several candidates in a pre-show who did not make it to the “big kids’ table”). Tonight, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, and John Kasich will face off in what may or may not become a hair-splitting shouting match.

In anticipation of the debate, multiple publications have published “official” GOP debate drinking games. With full glasses in hand and friends by your side, tune in to tonight’s spectacle tonight on Fox.

We’ve compiled the highlights from the Rolling Stone, Alternet, and Fox Sports versions of this lengthy GOP drinking game, and even peppered in a few of our own.

Drink the first time Donald Trump mentions his wealth, or how smart he is.

Drink the first time a candidate mentions his poor upbringing, or a parent who "worked every day of his life."

Drink anytime any candidate tries to speak Spanish.

Drink whenever you hear the words “war on Christmas,” “thug,” or “all lives matter.”

Drink every time Planned Parenthood is mentioned (double points if it’s bashed).

Drink whenever Chris Christie describes himself as “blunt” or a “straight shooter.”

Drink whenever Jeb Bush avoids questions about his dad or brother.

Take a shot whenever someone mentions the rights of “the unborn child.”

Drink anytime Trump calls some “pathetic” or “a loser.”


Drink whenever Ronald Reagan is mentioned.