The Republican Party's race to the 2016 presidential elections has been met with its fair share of gaffes, insults and saucy one-liners. In this crowded GOP race, and with rivalries mounting between Donald Trump and just about every other candidate, Wednesday's second Republican debate is not to be missed. And what better way to celebrate the beauty of democracy than through a competitive drinking game with your friends?
The CNN-hosted debate is set to begin at 6 p.m., with a second round for the front-runners at 8 p.m. EDT. So grab a bottle of your liquor of choice, pull out your Ben Carson shot glasses and Chris Christie beer stein, and celebrate the election season.
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Here's a roundup of guidelines to the best drinking games from around the Web, as well as some of our own ideas about when to sip. So just sit back, relax and listen for any mentions of Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
1. According to the Rolling Stone guide to GOP debating, take a sip of your drink every time a candidate refers to Hitler, Nazis, or anything related therein, i.e., "ovens."
2. The word "Benghazi." You will hear it a lot, so only take a sip, preferably of beer when you hear it. If it's coupled with a mention of Hillary Clinton's email scandal, take two sips.
3. Take a shot every time a candidate mentions Obamacare, two shots if that mention is positive.
4. If you want to take it easy, follow the instructions from the site Republican Debate Drinking Rules, and only pick one candidate. Whenever your candidate says his or her (we didn't forget you, Carly Fiorina!) assigned buzzword, drink up.
5. Take a shot every time Trump mentions his hair or the physical appearance of another candidate or debate moderator.
6. When a candidate calls the Iran nuclear agreement a "bad deal," give a shot to the person sitting to your right.
7. If anyone mentions building a wall with Mexico, line up a wall of half-filled shot glasses and have each friend toss one back while shouting "Make America Great!"
8. Follow Alternet's suggestion and take a sip of your beverage every time a moderator says something like, "Let's get this back on track."
But, above all, drink responsibly!