Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Donald Trump And the Debate From Hell

I don't know how I managed to watch the whole debate. I had a splitting headache when it was over.

But at least just seconds after it did finally end, CNN's Jake Tapper made me feel like I wasn't alone.

“That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck. That was the worst debate I have ever seen. It wasn’t even a debate. It was a disgrace.”

For it was monstrous. 

And The Beast has rarely looked so beastly.

He trampled on the debate's decorum.

The first presidential debate between President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. unraveled into an ugly melee Tuesday, as Mr. Trump hectored and interrupted Mr. Biden nearly every time he spoke and the former vice president denounced the president as a “clown” and told him to “shut up.”

He acted like a disgusting bully.

Mr. Trump, trailing in the polls and urgently hoping to revive his campaign, was plainly attempting to be the aggressor. But he interjected so insistently that Mr. Biden could scarcely answer the questions posed to him, forcing the moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, to repeatedly urge the president to let his opponent speak.

He once again refused to commit to respecting the election result. 

But the worst thing he did was give the violent white supremacist group the Proud Boys a shout out. 

Far-right groups celebrated on social media Tuesday night after President Trump responded to a debate question about white supremacists by saying that the extremist Proud Boys, a male-only group known for its penchant for street violence, should “stand back and stand by.”

Trump’s comments came in response to a question from the moderator, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, about whether he would be willing to publicly denounce white supremacists. The president suggested he would before adding, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left.”

Which had the Proud Boys celebrating.

On the Proud Boys' account on the social media app Telegram, the group appeared to take the statement as marching orders.

"Standing down and standing by sir," the account wrote. The account then posted two videos of the answer, including one with the caption "God. Family. Brotherhood," in which a man howled at the TV in response to Trump's response.

Some even adding Trump's words to their fascist t-shirts...

And are no doubt standing by now to attack their opponents, just to please their dumpling Fuhrer.

Which practically guarantees that whatever the result, the election will end in a bloodbath.

Meanwhile back in Canada... what do you think the debate headline was in this morning's National Post?

Right. I couldn't believe it either.

But I did say this on Twitter...

Because it needs to be said before the Cons and their shabby stooge media drag this country into the Trump cult.

The Big or Bigot Orange now claims that he doesn't know who the Proud Boys are. 

But thanks to his abominable performance he will wear their racism forever....


Jackie Blue said...

So apparently there were some segments about Trump and Proud Boys tonight, but it was just Vichy and Evan so of course none of them mentioned the Rebelcon connection. And why would they, when CTV and Globe are owned by the same billionaires and the Globe's editor in chief invited Ezra to do an op-ed about how Trudeau was blocking his "free speech". Obviously if Trudeau was blocking his free speech he never would have written the article, let alone had it published in the "paper of record". The Globe isn't fit for emergency COVID toilet paper and Evan remains an idiot, Canada's version of Sean Hannity.

Vichy had a "body language" expert on to talk about why Trump actually won the debate because he was muscular and confident and Biden looked weak. Cancel this fucking show already. She might as well have had on a fortune teller or a phrenologist. This same guy was on during the election season and said that Scheer came across as honest. Christ, what a poor judge of character. He reminded me of some right-wing blogger and wannabe armchair psychologist who had "diagnosed" Trudeau with bipolar and PTSD as a victim of "Illuminati ritual sexual abuse" based on a warped interpretation of his book. Who the hell is on call at CBC giving the greenlight to this pseudoscientific shit? What's next, Vichy inviting the My Pillow guy to extol the benefits of hydroxychloroquine?

I've been spending some time at my blog doing some write-ups of my own, about the incestuous white supremacist nature of Canadian media and how it is 1) almost entirely funded by big oil and owned by a tiny handful of petro-dynasties, and 2) fueling Canada's white supremacist movement as the de facto and pro bono PR arm of the federal and provincial Cons. I have never seen anything so abysmal, even having spent all my life in the U.S. where even CNN is practically TMZ.

Postmedia is Canada's version of Sinclair Broadcasting. It's such an echo chamber it's practically the kind of state propaganda found in third-world dictatorships. No wonder he gave Conman Black a pardon. Trump and the feckless fourth estate are the same breed of pig feeding from the same trough and rolling in the same filth.

Anonymous said...

Trump may have Covid 19 though I doubt they will it admit unless he becomes more unhinged than usual. This election has taken on a new and dramatic turn. The irony that someone named "Hope" may have saved the US from a tyrant is mind boggling.
Though I don't wish him dead, I do "Hope" that he experiences the same pain and suffering his self-serving agenda has inflicted upon thousands of American families. In an odd twist of fate, he may end up finally setting the example he should have set six months ago.

Steve said...

God has rolled the dice.

Jackie Blue said...

He caught COVID! Ha ha asshole.

So where's all those MSM morans like Fife and Conman who were saying he was doing a much better job than Trudeau of containing the virus? Where's Fife to tweet out Murdoch-gossip conspiracy theories that he caught it from getting "too close" to Idris Elba? Anyone? Bueller?

Anonymous said...

With instant access to the best up to date Covid 19 treatment procedures money can buy, Trump's prognosis is far better than the people he selfishly conned into believing its all a Democratic hoax designed to tank his wonderful economy. Wish him a complete recovery but just not too speedy as the destructive charade will continue!