Joe Biden is the gift to Conservatives that keeps on giving and Tuesday night's Presidential Debate was no exception. Under a banner reading "The Union and the Constitution Forever," I've never seen two candidates come out swingin' so quickly. It was a fight from the start and Biden, despite his unpatriotic black-and-white tie, was the one bleeding.
Joe's blunders began almost instantly. When asked why President Trump should not nominate a replacement to Justice Ginsberg, Joe invalidated the 2016 election claiming the American people were "not going to get that chance” to have their say in the selection of a judge.
Feel that, America? You just got slapped across the face.
But Joe's first proper blunder was claiming Roe v Wade was on the ballot in the courts. Trump and I had the same reaction? Ummmm. We looked like my kitten when she's puzzled and cocks her head to one side.
Within the first ten minutes, Trump's strong personality and message had moderator, Chris Wallace's, voice shaking with anger and Biden laughing, visibly flustered. By moving them to emotion, Trump instantly gained the upper hand. Kudos, Mr. President, kudos.
Blunder #2: "Everybody knows [Trump's] a liar."
Am I the only one who noticed Biden's inability to look Trump in the eye when he said it?
Blunder #3: "I'm not going to answer the question."
Isn't that the entire point of a debate!?
Blunder #4: "Would you shut up, man."
I let out a piercing scream (of delight!) and my husband ran into the bedroom to say, "Joe's just lost. He just told the President to 'shut up'. If he has that much disdain for the office of the Presidency, how's he going to protect the common man."
Blunder #5: "[Covid-19] is what it is, because you are who you are."
Suddenly, the virus is about one man's personality. This from the party that keeps yelling about science, science, science.
Blunder #6: "There's millions of scientists, there's thousands of scientists, who don't work for him."
Joe's one homerun swing was to look into the camera and talk to the folks at home, like some kind of Fireside Chat instead of a Presidential debate. His mistake was using the word "smart."
Trump jumped on him, ""Did you say 'smart'...Don't ever use the word smart with me. There's nothing smart about you, Joe."
Joe had no response.
Blunder #7: "If I were running, I'd know what the plan was."
Wait, did Joe just say if I was running!?
That's exactly the Republican's point. He doesn't seem to be running at all!
Blunder #8: "Will you just shush for a minute."
Trump proved again his great timing as a comedian when he noted that Biden's rallies are much smaller not because of COVID-19 but because "Nobody will show up."
Biden, God love him, laughed. It was almost as good as the "Cause you would be in jail" moment from the 2016 Trump/Clinton debate.
Blunder #9: "I'm going to eliminate the Trump tax cuts."
You hear that, Mr. and Mrs. American? Small business owners? Freelancers like me?
Blunder #10: "You're the worst President America's ever had."
Trump's instant response: "I've done more in 47 months than you did in 47 years." Burn!
Blunder #11: "We handed him a booming economy. He blew it."
Even Chris Wallace caught that one, correcting Joe Biden.
At this point, I began feeling sorry for VP Biden. They weren't equally matched and then Trump brought up Hunter and my empathy went away. With his head hanging, Joe tried...oh, how he tried to defend the whole Burisma thing.
Blunder #12: "None of that is true. None of that is true. Totally discredited. And by the way...It is not true....His position has been totally discredited."
Really??? I hadn't heard that.
Blunder #13: "It's hard to get any word in with this clown."
Shut up. Shush. Clown.
I've never heard anyone speak so disrespectfully to a President.
We are the greatest nation on God's green Earth and that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the best candidate the Democrats have. He had only two messages: Trump lies (you know that) and people died because of Trump (as if he engineered COVID-19.) Gaslighting on steroids.
I would say, "God help us all" but fortunately, Donald Trump is doing his usual spectacular job in the debate and, if you look deep in your heart, you know he'll win with ease on November 3rd.
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