Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was also watching, and was expressing her exasperation like many of her fellow Democrats: With memes on social media (perhaps a ploy to capture the elusive, GIF-loving, millennial vote?)
The first was a double GIF with GOP candidates Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on top, with a subtitle reading [unintelligible yelling] below it.
Underneath that GIF was a sleepy-looking Hillary at the November 2015 Benghazi hearings. (They did go on for 11 hours.)
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Of course, as any reference to Benghazi often does, the meme inspired a variety of reactions on Twitter.
@HillaryClinton the fact that you use a GIF from a hearing about how you got Americans killed is disgusting. I don't want you as CiC.— Rachel Gordon (@jr88freak) March 4, 2016
It wasn't all backlash, however.
@HillaryClinton Winner of the GOP Debate: Hillary— The Notorious FBG (@feistybunnygirl) March 4, 2016
@islivingston somebody is upping their game at HRC social— Amos Magliocco (@amosmagliocco) March 4, 2016
@amosmagliocco think it might have just won my vote ;)— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) March 4, 2016
The next meme was a reaction to the debate's discussion about same-sex marriage. Clinton's response? "Deal with it."
A final meme of the evening was another one of an "over it" Clinton from the Benghazi hearings, asking the same question a lot of America has been wondering: "How many more of these do we have to sit through?"
And of course, one tweeter reminded us just why the number of debates is a good thing.
@HillaryClinton at least SNL will have LOADS of Material this weekend!— Barbaranne Wylde (@BarbaranneWylde) March 4, 2016
See you all Saturday.