How to Watch Tonight's GOP Debates (Besides Stoned)

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Sure, some people might be watching the presidential debates in VR but to truly experience tonight’s GOP circus in Boulder, Colorado you should be rolling a doobie before you tune in. Here’s how. To watch, not roll a doobie.

The third Republican debate will take place at the Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado, where students are protesting because only 100 out of 1,000 tickets were given to CU students (even though the venue seats 11,000!). As a show of solidarity you should be watching the debates in the same way that students themselves will be watching the debates: Duuuuuuude.

But the most devastating part of tonight’s event—besides the candidates themselves—is that although CNBC will be offering a livestream on its website and mobile apps, a cable account will be required to watch. Waaa waaa. I never appreciated CNN more. What’s the deal? Are Republicans afraid that cordcutters across the US will see the weed utopia that is Colorado and demand more progressive marijuana policies for themselves?


The official debate kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET but there will be a kids’ table debate at 6:00 p.m. and a bong hit chased by a round of Jager shots starting at 5:00 p.m. Or at least that’s what we used to do before going to Coors Events Center when I was at CU. Here’s how to watch.

Watch live on CNBC, or CNBC apps (with cable subscription)

Roll it up, light it up, smoke it up, turn on the TV, head to for a livestream, or download one of their many apps so you can watch on your hand-held device, but only if you paid the cable man.

Subscribe to CNBC Pro

Over at the NY Observer, there’s a pretty nifty workaround for those of you truly desperate to watch the debates at home: Subscribe to CNBC’s premium digital-only service for $29.99 and cancel it before the 7 day trial period is up.


Twitter Moments

Some people have sworn that the best part of Twitter’s newest feature is its ability to aggregate the reactions to live events. You might even spot an illegal livestream on there not that we’d recommend watching that because it’s illegal. Check out Moments or follow #CNBCGOPDebate


Go watch it at a bar you antisocial twerp

But then you probably can’t smoke weed.


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Yeah, no. I’m going to be stoned. Just so much easier to take that way. I encourage others to imbibe in your intoxicant of choice.

On the flip side, if you can actually watch the thing without being inebriated in some form, than you need to go get mental help ASAP. You might catch Tea Party.