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The 2020 Presidential Debate

The first 2020 Presidential debate was a farce.

A presidential debate is supposed to be an event that allows the american people to evaluate the presidential candidates. It is supposed to be serious, like a job interview.

Arguably, presidential debates were already a farce. The candidates are selected by two "parties", and both parties try to keep anyone else out.

Usually, presidential debates are quite canned. The outcome doesn't usually matter as the american people are screwed no matter who wins.

There is always plenty of BS and nonsense in presidential debates. But 2020 has been an exceptionally tough year for everybody, people want someone who can lead the country out of this mess, so people are paying closer attention.

This debate was like someone put a debate in the blender and pressed the mix button! There was absolutely no point in this "debate". The entire time Trump hogged the spotlight acting like a whiny little 2 year old, and Biden just stood there and had to take the abuse.

I'm nobody, and If I acted like trump, I'd get in to serious trouble. It is NOT ok for the President of the United States, or any political candidate, to act like that.

I couldn't even tell what they were talking about, as Trump kept blathering nonsense, and interrupting. Unfortunately, Biden let trump get to him. How many times before Trump has someone had to tell the President of the United States to SHUT UP!? I'm honestly surprised they didn't come to physical blows.

Who knows know what is a lie or not. How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving. but usually such lies are at least based around truths and intentionally designed to misdirect. Trump just makes wild shit up on the spot.

The only reason trump got elected in the first place was because the alternative sucked just as bad. The presidential debates in 2016 were pretty bad. Everyone knew this was going to turn in to a disaster. Biden should have started off by telling Americans to just go to his web site and read about his stance on the issues, because there was no way he was going to get a word in edgewise.

Even the questions were a freaking joke.

Economy
We need an actual plan to fix the economy. Neither of them presented any kind of plan, they just bitched at each other.

Corona virus
Their response to this made me sick. :P Neither of them addressed the root of the problem. The real long term answer to this is science, technology, and vigilance to prevent or better mitigate future disasters. Instead they focused on the shutdown, masks, and ventilators.

Trump's Taxes
Perhaps the one thing trump is good at? Biden had a point about closing loopholes potentially hurting businesses. Depends what the "loophole" is and why it is there.

The supreme court appointee
Ok, so there is plenty of controversy. But isn't this appointment process already very well defined and spelled out? It is my vague understanding that for better or worse the current process simply allows a current president to basically appoint whoever they like. Short of changing the process, was there even an actual question here?

It does worry me that this appointee comes across as a religious nut, but then so do most people. Anyone who seriously believes in any kind of imaginary magic sky fairy should be locked up in a funny farm, not in charge of anything important. Even a few comments from Biden let it slip that he seems to believe in imaginary magic sky beings. Oddly, Trump actually comes across as an atheist although he never admits it. Trump gets to go to the funny farm for other reasons.

Race protests and violence
Just babbling about "left" "right" "antifa" political jargon that does not mean shit to the american public. It is really a complex problem that has no perfect solution. At least biden seems to be on the right track with police funding. Reducing funding is just dumb, but at the same time funds need to go towards public facing services, not buying tanks.

Election integrity
Finally, the last "question" was about election integrity. Election integrity is not their job. This is not directly relevant to a presidential debate.

Sill, the answer from both should have been something like "Yes, there always may be issues, but we feel confident the system will work. We all hold the poll workers and systems to the highest standards. Any tampering or fraud will be punished to the full extent of the law. And voting for small local elections is just as important as a presidential election - that is where most future leaders come from"

Instead Trump just whines about fraud and how that will be the only way he could lose.

There is no good reason for anyone to vote for Trump.

Also, Trump, stop playing with your tweeter! The president of the Untied States of America has no business posting directly to a private, commercial, web site like Twitter.

Does biden really even want to be president? Biden comes across as a hapless muppit who was pulled out just to take a beating. If you listen to the media, you won't even know that Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Presidential Candidate for 2020, even exists.

The Vice Presidential Debate

Here is basically how the Vice presidential debate went. Quite a difference when you have two people skilled at "debating":

Question: "What do you get when you add two plus two?"

Politician 1: "I am very proud to be working with such a skilled group of people, this is a very important problem. My opponent, I assure you, has no plan to address this problem. When we previously worked on subtraction our group worked hard..."

Politician 2: "You totally failed at subtracting, you are a complete failure, please die".

Politician 1: "They worked very hard, and I am very proud of them. They are good people, and I am proud of them. We will work to make things better. This is very meaningful, and important, and so on, and by now you have forgotten the question".

Question: "Ok, Politician  2, What do you get when you add two plus two?"

Politician 2: "This is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it; that does not make sense! Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee..."

Politician 1: "You have not addressed the Underpants issue, and you have no desire to."

Politician 2: "plz, I'm talking here. Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense!"
 

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