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The VP debate

Well, sure, this could be what happened:

There was no real contest in the vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence. Harris wiped the floor with him. Pence ignored, patronized and talked over the two women in the room. Her strategy was cool competence. His was sexist entitlement.

I don’t know. I didn’t watch it. But that report here is brought to you by Jill Filipovic. Strong and independent woman beats off challenge by sexist patriarch. Sure, it could have happened that way. But then Ms. Filipovic would review Winnie the Pooh by claiming strong and independent woman beats off challenge by sexist patriarch so I’m not entirely sure whether to believe her.

16 thoughts on “The VP debate”

  1. Tulsi Gabbard demolished her more stylishly during the nominations. Pences served to remind the viewers what an unlikeable, smug duplicitous piece of work Heelsup Harris is. She gurned like a mean girl whenever he spoke.

  2. Harry Haddock's Ghost

    I’d pay attention; it’s highly likely she will be POTUS soon, as I can’t see Biden lasting a term. God help America.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset


    I note that Trump only authorised the release not ordered and as far as I can tell none have been released.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    Harry Haddock’s Ghost October 8, 2020 at 7:24 am – “I’d pay attention; it’s highly likely she will be POTUS soon, as I can’t see Biden lasting a term. God help America.”

    Highly likely in what sense? Harris is a deeply unpleasant woman who will not bring Biden one extra vote. She was a piss poor choice. But as Steve Sailor has said, Black politicians get elected appealing to Black voters. Which means some vile things that turn off White voters.

    She needed to destroy Pence to have a chance to win. Trump is looking better all the time.

  5. Kamala Harlot as Prez: oh well, there must have been worse.

    How do the Dems keep selecting candidates who make the Orange Oaf look a better bet? It’s a mystery.

  6. Harry Haddock's Ghost

    @So Much For Subtlety – I don’t disagree that she is an unpleasant person, but I firmly believe that Trump has lost the election. The senile old fart won’t last a full term so she will become POTUS by default.

  7. I watched it twice, and the youtube commentaries and for a politico like me it was absolutely *fascinating*.

    The structure worked up to a point and each one was limited to 2 minutes per response which is too short to make all of your points on any topic.

    Pence was generally calm and addressed the question directly about half of the time. He had knowledge and presence and did well. He avoided answering with something tangential and related a couple of times. Came across as statesmanlike especially at the end in the conciliatory final kids “can’t we just get along” question.

    Harris was terrible and hardly ever answered a question directly. She told about 5 provable direct lies and refused to answer some questions when given two separate chances to do so. She was not asked any hard questions related to her past views but Pence was. She relied on emoting and calling people racists.

    This is long enough and I might carry on in another post.

  8. It got to the point when Harris repeated the campaign claim that only the mega rich will pay more taxes under them. Pence actually interrupted to remind her she will repeal some recent tax cuts that go to everyone including the poor. That’s a tax rise. Both Harris and the moderator were absolutely speechless and there was silence. She acted like a condescending primary school teacher and just repeated the claim verbatim, not addressing the interruption at all. It was bizarre.

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