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Friday, October 23, 2020

The Final Debate: A Lot of Ink Left in the Well . . .

I won't bore you all TOO much with my thoughts on the debate, both what was said and what coulda/shoulda been said. You saw the debate and don't need some inconsequential blogger to tell you about it . . . but of course, I am going to . . . 

OK, who won? 

In ALMOST every part of the debate, Trump dominated. Biden got rattled, confused, and dumped a big ol' word salad on the stage that won't convince anybody to vote for him. 

The moderator, although better than Chris Wallace, still interjected herself into the discussion too much; she repeatedly stepped on President Trump's line of argument, in particular on his asking Biden questions, e.g., about the "laptop" from hell, who actually built the immigrant "cages," etc. In addition, of course, the topics came out of left field--literally--and meant to play to Biden's "strengths," as seen by the progressive media-industrial complex. She asked no questions, for example, on the Supreme Court, on additional states entering the Union, on foreign policy, on veterans, on the Second Amendment, on law-and-order, or on the amazing rebuilding of our military. No. It was the usual tired prog agenda of race, "climate change," and the poor dear illegal undocumented aliens, with some legitimate issues such as health care. 

Despite having the format and questions rigged against him, Trump managed to flip the debate discussion onto Biden's crooked dealings, and his disastrous energy policy and Covid recommendations. Poor ol' befuddled Joe even took a page from Bush, pater, and anxiously looked at his watch: "When will this end? I am running out of gas." Trump skillfully introduced the topic of Biden's sleaze as documented by his drug-addled son's laptop, and poor old Joe had no response, except "Russia! Russia!" Joe didn't even realize that his character and honesty had been savaged in front of millions of viewers, and resorted to his obviously previously scripted closing address on, wait for it, CHARACTER and HONESTY. The old buzzard had just been painted accurately as a monumental crook, and he ends up arguing that this is an election about character and honesty. Yep. Agreed. And Joe is on the losing side of that . . . .

Trump's greatest victory came by forcing the "big guy" both to disavow and reaffirm some of the most radical proposals in "his" agenda. He flipped and he flopped, right there on stage, Trump nailed him on the fracking question--Joe blatantly lied--and got Joe to make the devastating confession that he, in essence, would eliminate the American oil and gas industry. Wonder how that went over in Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahoma, etc.? Trump also showed the Paris Climate Accord to be a pro-Chinese fraud, one which Joe kept vowing to return us to despite its horrid effects on our coal industry. 

Trump also handled the potentially loaded race topic well. He nailed Joe as the incarceration chief who locked up tens-of-thousands of mostly black men for non-violent crimes and called them "predators," which Biden dishonestly denied doing.  Trump laid out a pretty impressive record of his work on behalf of the black community. Biden had nothing except empty words; too bad Trump didn't hit him on Biden's past associations with avowed racists.

To be fair, Joe did OK on healthcare by lying quite effectively about his "Biden Care" plan. He couldn't, however, explain his previous defense of Obama Care, and why it now needs replacing by Biden Care.  Trump did not have great answers on this topic, and needs to sharpen those up. Joe was shown to have no plan on Covid except some blather about locking things up again. He also lied, yet again, about his initial opposition to Trump's shutting down travel from China.

It was Trump's night. 

Impact on the election? I don't know. So many people already have voted that the potential audience of converts is shrinking rapidly. That said, anybody truly undecided, or only weakly for one or the other candidate, might have been swayed to join the Trump Train.

Off to walk the dogs.

20 comments:

  1. I have stated on multiple platforms, that people who vote for Biden, are not voting for Biden but against Trump. Biden could be on video taking a suitcase of cash from Putin, and they would be unfazed. They hate Trump so much that nothing can sway them. Just watch One Brow come in, and go to bat for Biden. The most common thing I see is when confronted with evidence of corruption, a Biden supporter will immediately vomit links accusing Trump's children of profiting from the office. All without any evidence, just like the Russia collusion. Evidence is not important to the left.

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    1. Yeah, even through all of Exensify CEO Barret's "vote biden" propaganda he did not *once* endorse or cite any value to Biden.
      I mean.. who goes to the effort of voting to vote *against* someone?
      The amount of hate has to be truly unreasonable.
      There will be people who do that.... but Obama won because (rightly or wrongly) he got a lot of people to *want* him to be President. Trump also won on account people *wanting* him to be President.
      It seems like in a calculus of voting, one vote 'for' outweighs three votes 'against'.

      Nobody likes Biden, probably not even Biden himself.

      - reader #1482

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    2. 'Expensify' rather...

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  2. I voted last night so I missed the debate. Thanks for covering it for me. I rarely watch these things. The fakery gets under my skin. I remember Candy Crowley dropping her slight pretense of objectivity in 2012. I remember Joe Biden getting the Constitution wrong in 2008 and Sarah Palin not calling him on it. Sad. Watching live is not worth the teeth gritting and indigestion.

    And on another note, this will be my fourth attempt to post this comment. I select name/URL, put my name and URL in (thankfully the computer remembers me after I type 'd'), then hit preview or publish. Often it defaults back to Google Account. This time it defaulted to Google Account and a blank box, so it's a good time I copied the text and can paste it again.

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    1. I too have experienced the flushing of my comments, and kicked into an empty google box, though I had posted it/as anon. Quite annoying, so I learned quickly to save my text, before hitting publish. Further, have added a page reboot to my procedures prior to writing and/or sending my text, if I've had the Diplo page up for more than 10 minutes. It's Been OK for a while now, the errors felt like a program glitch, although, I don't have confidence that it is NOT a GOOGLE feature to piss me off! So, 'I pays my money and takes my chances'~~~

      BTW, enjoy reading your "Space Force" articles and links, Tks.
      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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    2. Sorry about that. I, myself, have to get into the blog via Firefox. Google won't let me post or edit.

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    3. What is intriguing is that Lewis has risen to the level where the effort to unperson him is noticeable. Pinching his domain, locking his google account to his own blog. Lewis is saying things that some folks don't like being said...

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    4. That is not new. Lewis is no shrinking violet.

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    5. Aye Aye Sal & Map!
      And am getting vicarious Diplomadic satisfaction
      just imagining how great it feels to WATCH
      the Anti-Americann RAG popularly known as TWITTER
      get double flushed down the 1st Ammendment Shitter!
      OW~~~
      For the Good Times~~~

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  3. This debate, and the whole laptop issue, is why I so despise early voting. How much info on Biden has been leaked or sneaked out of the Halls of Power within the last two weeks? Information that shocks the normal voter?

    As to the debate, Trump was in for the kill, and he achieved it.

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    1. BULLSEYE BEANS!
      ALL rounds MOT!
      ON WATCH~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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  4. The only clear thing about these debates, is everyone thinks their candidate won. Last night, within a few minutes, Google's top news link was that Biden had "won big".
    My lying' eyes told me something different. (Sure, "my guy won"!)

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    1. ..."Biden had "won big".
      ~~~~~~FAKE NEWS~~~~~~~
      charlatan, quack, mountebank, sham, fraud, humbug, impostor, pretender, masquerader, hoodwinker, hoaxer, cheat, cheater, deceiver, dissembler, trickster, conArtist etc etc etc
      Tks for the Heads-UP Mr G!
      On Watch~~~
      Is it Election Day Yet?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgJxULgDCZ0

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  5. Watched it all, as far as early voting pray in the next week the collapse of Sundowner's campaign happens, with a honest media it would faster than you could imagine.

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  6. Again Dip, you're right on the mark, imho!
    In these "odd or even" times, it's good to
    have another set of eyes on the prize, Tks.
    OW~~~
    "Let's Roll"

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  7. People may vote for Biden just to vote against Trump, but they should realize that they are really voting for Harris...

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    1. EUREKA MG!
      And you can re-cite HERASSment Again!
      "HARRIS" "HARRIS" "HARRIS" "HARRIS"
      THE Harridan MATTRESS for PRESIDENTESS

      ON Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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  8. However, Biden left a gift that will keep giving.
    If ObamaCare is so awesome to the point where it is a major issue to badger a SCOTUS nominee over...
    Then Why is Obama's former VP so willing to replace it with "BidenCare?"

    I'd rather replace it with "TrumpCare" or better yet go back 12 years and get rid of the big government takeover all together and just craft specific acts to target key points: Transportability between jobs, Pre-existing conditions, etc.

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  9. KJ proposes..."better yet go back 12 years and get rid of the big government takeover all together and just craft specific acts to target key points: Transportability between jobs, Pre-existing conditions, etc."

    10-4 KJ - Might require a SpecOp edition of the ART of the DEAL~~~
    If the GOP, aka the better half of "Big Govt" presently, can engineer a nationwide acceptance by: the Health Insurance Industry, the US Electorate, re-take the House, hold the Senate and the Executive, and if, The POTUS (DJT) is willing to call it TRUMPCARE - that sounds marvelous to me, and my American born and bred Heart&Soul!
    On Watch~~~
    Let's Roll"
    ah 1 anna 2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsIL07eOqOU
    On Watch~~~

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  10. In Memory of the SS-306 Tang, on her final War Patrol, and Last Battle Oct 25, 1944
    Here's the Report: 78 men lost, 9 survivors, Quite a Story.
    On Watch~~~
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tang_(SS-306)#Fifth_war_patrol

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