The second and final 2020 presidential debate last evening produced a clear winner…and it wasn’t Joe Biden
Joe Biden’s time on the debate stage was mostly marked by raw deceit and alienating the American people. Whoever his intended audience was is a mystery since he shifted his position once again on fracking, pledging to eliminate the oil and gas industries that directly or peripherally employ hundreds of thousands of American workers and force Americans out of their cars, boats, off their motorcycles and keep them from using their backyard grills or gas kitchen stoves. Many homes use gas heating.
He lied about the pandemic related travel ban imposed by President Trump, which Biden initially called, “xenophobic and fear mongering.” During the debate, he changed course, claiming Trump was negligent for not implementing it sooner. He also tried blaming President Trump for “putting kids in cages,” when the practice of housing the children of detained illegal border-crossers was instituted by the Obama administration, where Biden served as vice president for eight years. Last night he gave a full-throated endorsement of granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal invaders, and Obama-era DACA recipients, viewed as potential grateful Democrats.
When moderator NBC’s Kristen Welker, ignored the corrupt, lucrative influence peddling scheme perpetrated by Biden’s son Hunter, and from which Joe Biden, “the big guy,” personally benefited, Pres. Trump took the reins. Biden refused to acknowledge the $millions in payoffs from Ukrainian, Chinese and Russian oligarchs, though he previously called the irrefutable evidence “a smear campaign.”
Instead of probing, Biden was handled with care by moderator Kristen Welker, raised by longtime high-dollar donor, leftist parents, Julie and Harvey Welker. They have donated tens of thousands of dollars on 205 separate occasions to Democrat candidates including Joe Biden, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.
Biden never addressed, nor was he asked about, his much heralded elimination of the beneficial Trump tax cuts he vows to abolish “on day one,” if elected.
Without waiting for last night‘s debate, the editorial board at USA Today, part of the recently gobbled Gannett and GateHouse Media network, which owns the ailing Arizona Republic, jumped the gun and made a foolish endorsement using these words:
“Our View: In 2016, we broke tradition in urging you not to vote for Trump. Now we’re making our first presidential endorsement. We hope it’s our last.” Showing a profound disconnect from reality, the headline squeals, “Elect Joe Biden. Reject Donald Trump.”
In 2016 as part of the Hillary herd, the local Arizona newspaper marched in jack-booted lockstep with other far-left national publications endorsing Hillary Clinton. It was forced to acknowledge that subscriptions were cancelled at breakneck speed. They have never returned,* and the anorexic newspaper, now mainly staffed by unedited ASU Cronkite School student interns will never recover.
* H/T Phoenix Business Journal