By Michael Todd
In what could only be characterized as a complete evisceration of Joe Biden, Trump did what many on the left were afraid he would do, make Biden alienate the far left of his party. This is a base election, and Trump’s devotion to his base will significantly benefit him. On the other hand, Biden has created a situation of straddling the fence on many issues to appease portions of his base. When he takes a position, it alienates significant parts of his party.
After the first debate, liberal pundits and democrats ranted about how Trump interrupted Biden so many times. So they pushed for concessions such as muting the mics of the candidates during the debate. They didn’t realize it would be detrimental to their cause because it forced Trump to stay composed while forcing Biden to flesh out his ideas. This is the problem when attacking your opponent’s style because it lowers expectations. Therefore, when President Trump’s performance was measured, on point, and under control, it allowed him to exceed expectations.
During the debate, Joe Biden committed several blunders, which seemed bizarre and incoherent. One such mistake was his misplaced reference to Hitler. When discussing North Korea, Trump said, “Having a good relationship with leaders of other countries is a good thing.” Biden then shot back, saying, “That’s like saying we had a good relationship with Hitler before he, in fact, invaded Europe.” Biden also made a ridiculous claim saying, “Abraham Lincoln here is one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history,” Biden responded. “He pours fuel on every single racist fire.” This is interesting because Biden has done more to hurt black Americans than any candidate in recent history. He has also used very discriminatory language to reference many ethnicities over the years. Let’s also not forget Biden’s good friend and former Democrat, Senator William Byrd, a faithful KKK member. While Biden did have some good moments during the debate, he was continually on defense and began to wander as the night went on.
In one of the most memorable moments of the debate, Joe Biden finally exposed what we’ve all known for some time; he wants to shut down the Oil and Gas industry. When President Trump asked Biden if he would shut down the oil and gas industry, Biden vowed to transition away from fossil fuels, yes. He also added that his administration would stop providing subsidies for oil and gas production. “I would transition from the oil industry, yes. “The oil industry pollutes; it has to be replaced by renewable energy.” This is significant because not only will it cost millions of people their jobs, but swing states such as Pennsylvania have an extensive fossil fuel industry. Thus potentially costing Biden many votes.
COVID and the Lockdowns
At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, health experts predicted that we could expect up to 200,000 deaths if everything was done perfectly. The expert’s also concluded that with realistic best-case scenarios, we should expect over 2,000,000 deaths. Also worth noting was the different approaches each candidate took when the virus was starting to take hold. Three days before Trump began to restricted travel from China, Ron Klain Biden’s top advisor said he would not do that. Meanwhile, Biden and the Democrats launched attacks calling Trump racist and xenophobic for wanting to limit travel. If Biden would have gotten his way, it is an absolute certainty that more people would have died because he was playing politics.
When Joe Biden mentioned the false allegation that Russian bounties were put on the heads of American Troops’, which is untrue, Trump used the moment to illustrate some of the corrupt dealings plaguing the Bidens. “You’re ‘the big guy,’ I think,” Trump said of Biden. “Your son said we have to give 10 percent to the big man. Joe, what’s that all about? It’s terrible.” The former vice president denied profiting off his son’s foreign dealings and even lamely blamed the story on Russian disinformation. Yet it is bolstered by physical evidence on Hunter Biden’s computer, and the CEO of his company confirmed the authenticity of the emails. Hunter Biden and his lawyer both contacted the shop owner that delivered the laptop to the FBI and Rudy Guliani, proving it was his. There is also a receipt with Hunter Biden’s signature for the service of the computer. Biden then attempted to change the subject with Trump responding, “Just a typical politician, I’m not a typical politician. That’s why I got elected. Let’s get off the subject of China. Let’s talk about sitting around the table. Come on, Joe. You can do better.” “They’re like a vacuum cleaner,” “They’re sucking up money.”
One of the most blatant lies to come from Biden was his defense of Obamacare. He stated, “not one single person with private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare.” Millions of people lost their plans in the wake of Obamacare’s passage in 2013. PolitiFact soon after famously dubbed President Obama’s if-you-like-your-plan-you-can-keep-your-plan rhetoric as its “lie of the year.” This lie is politically deadly for him and will really anger people who know better.
Last night, the debate proved many things to those straddling the fence, wondering whether to vote for President Trump or Joe Biden. While many have made up their minds over who they will be voting for, Trump’s performance lessened much of the angst some have with voting for him. Biden conversely raised many doubts over his plans for the county and missed a chance to gain momentum over Trump. In over 47 years in office, the only thing Joe Biden has succeeded in doing is enriching himself. Meanwhile, President Trump has lost money while turning around our country and making it profitable again. Regardless of one’s character, the question to ask yourself is, are you voting for the person’s character or the person’s successes? If it’s their successes, then Biden doesn’t have a chance.