Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Third presidential debate

As a time capsule, a record of my live reactions to the third presidential debate, starting from the beginning and progressing through to the end. I use facebook instead of twitter because I can't multitask well enough to corral what I write into 140 characters or less while still paying attention to what's being said.

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Hillary says we are going to "ask" the wealthy to "contribute". If I say "no", does that mean I don't have to pay any taxes?

Orwellian.

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Yes, Hillary, our foreign policy should definitely be determined by sad pictures of children.

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"If she did nothing, we'd be in much better shape."

The truest statement made in any of the four presidential debates.

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Questioning the integrity of the electoral results was risky in the extreme--and one of the reasons I admire Trump's candidacy so much. Just recently there were thousands of illegal registrations discovered in Virginia alone.

Virtually every time there is a recount conducted anywhere, the subsequent results differ from the original ones. Usually the differences are marginal and don't effect the outcome; occasionally they do. But the first run is never accurate. There's plenty of opportunity and incentive for foul play.

WikiLeaks reported that John Kerry made negotiation concessions to Ecuador in return for shutting up Julian Assange. If the federal government is bending US diplomacy to the purpose of getting Hillary elected, why shouldn't we assume that electoral fraud is at least on the table?

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I remember hearing about how the Good Guys were fighting to take back Mosul a decade ago. It never ends. It never will until we extract ourselves from our futile, deadly nation-building enterprises in the world's tribalistic hellholes.

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Trump takes the gloves off with men, too. Criticizing men is no big deal, but dare to criticize a woman and it's time to collectively clutch our skirts.

Hillary, if you want to act like a man then be prepared to be treated like a man. That's what feminism is all about, right?

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Hillary would've more accurately said: "There's only one person on this stage who has created jobs."

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The US foots well over half of NATO's effective budget. It's obsolete. The Cold War is over. We may need NATO, though, if Hillary is president, because that Cold War won't only be back on, it might get ignited into a Hot War.

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Hillary tries to deflect to the source of WikiLeaks rather than the content of the leaks. If it sets off WWIII, well, when you want an omelet sometimes you have to crack a few eggs.

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Ha, she wanted open borders for energy. Of course! There is simply no reason that kilowatts should have to be stopped-and-frisked as they cross the Rio Grande! Open borders for electricity of all kinds, no exceptions!

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In Operation Wetback, for every one illegal immigrant the Eisenhower administration deported, 8 left on their own. The BS about long lines of busses is demagoguery of the worst order. It's quite simple--make it difficult to live in the country illegally and far fewer people will want to do it.

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Hillary thinks it's absurd that every single illegal immigrant could potentially be subject to deportation.

We have a presidential candidate who is advocating that the top executive in the country should not enforce the nation's immigrations laws.

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Roe v Wade should be overturned and abortion should be returned to the states.

That's a great rule of thumb for every "culture war" issue. Instead of fighting for 51% of the votes and then forcing the other 49% of the country to bend to your will, let's live-and-let-live to the extent that it is possible.

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Once again Hillary makes no mention of the Constitution when asked about her appointment(s) to the Supreme Court other than to argue that the Senate should let Obama name Scalia's replacement. The court's exclusive function is to rule on the constitutionality of laws and the execution of those laws.

5 comments:

Random Dude on the Internet said...

Donald Trump won tonight. You could argue that the first debate was a draw but other else than that, Trump and Pence won their debates. Hillary looked defeated at the end of the debate. She knew she lost.

Also fresh off of the debate, O'Keefe just dropped another video, this time about Huma Abedin advocating for Syrians to flood into the United States. These last three weeks are going to be very interesting if it ends up being a triple threat of Trump, Wikileaks, and Project Veritas. Since the accusations from the women didn't matter much, you have to wonder what Hillary has left for the last three weeks. They can keep recycling old talking points but even they have to know that isn't going to work.

Anonymous said...

He lost the debate, I'm afraid:
1) Gave them soundbites that he wouldnt accept the election "if he lost"
2) Gave them the soundbite "Such a nasty woman." "
3) Didnt get to mention San Bernadino, or Brussels or Paris or Nice once. *She* mentioned Orlando.
He was solid otherwise, best ever. But was we know, debates are all about the "Jack Kennedy and "There you go again" lines.

Mil-Tech Bard said...

Regards this --

>>Also fresh off of the debate, O'Keefe just dropped another video, this time about Huma Abedin advocating for Syrians to flood into the United States. These last three weeks are going to be very interesting if it ends up being a triple threat of Trump, Wikileaks, and Project Veritas.

The Left was alwqys vulnerable to good investigative journalism. That is why they took over the media first and are trying the same with the internet.

Audacious Epigone said...

Random Dude,

Ideally there is slow, steady blood loss in Hillary's support as the evidence of corruption and lying starts to feel overwhelming even to those not paying attention and Trump's smaller but far more enthusiastic support base is enough to close the gap.

Anon,

I scanned the local rag and the USA Today headlines and was surprised not to see anything about the skepticism about the results from Trump. I assumed that would be the headline but instead it was abortion and "bitter exchanges". When Hillary reacted by saying Trump challenging the returns in November would be "horrifying", I felt a surge of pride and pugilism on behalf of my candidate. Trump is sticking it to the political class like no one in living memory.

Random Dude on the Internet said...

> Trump is sticking it to the political class like no one in living memory.

If Trump doesn't get elected, this is probably the last opportunity we will get to have where we can vote for someone like him in a general election in a viable political party. It's a rare opportunity that we get to have. Hopefully enough people realize that and make the right choice on November 8.