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There can be no doubt, after the final presidential debate of 2020, of three things:(1) President Trump won, convincingly; (2) Kristen Welker was gross biased against the President; (3) Joe Biden is not only mentally and physically not up to the job, he’s entirely beholden to leftists so radical, they’re virtually indistinguishable from Communists.  This is why they’re crying “Russia!”  It’s classic, pathological projection.

As with every debate thus far, reading the transcript—here–makes it even more clear how decisively Trump beat Biden.  While Mr. Trump repeats himself more than this old debate teacher appreciates, he was successful in contrasting his accomplishments with Biden’s baseless and often outright false complaints.

Kristen Welker:  An NBC talking head, she was a dyed in the wool D/S/C from start to finish. Every question she asked Joe Biden, she asked as a Democrat.  Every question she asked Mr. Trump, she asked as a far, far left Democrat.  Some examples:

The country is heading into a dangerous new phase. More than 40,000 Americans are in the hospital tonight with COVID, including record numbers here in Tennessee. And since the two of you last shared a stage, 16,000 Americans have died from COVID. So please be specific. How would you lead the country during this next stage of the coronavirus crisis?

Translation:  You’re responsible for killing all these people; what are you going to do about it?

One of the issues that’s most important to them is healthcare, as you both know. Today, there was a key vote on a new Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, and healthcare is at the center of her confirmation fight. Over 20 million Americans get their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. It’s headed to the Supreme Court and your administration, Mr. President, is advocating for the court to overturn it. If the Supreme Court does overturn that law, there’s 20 million Americans could lose their health insurance almost overnight. So what would you do if those people have their health insurance taken away?

Translation:  You’re going to deprive tens of millions of Americans of health insurance and they’re all going to die!

Welker asked only a single question, with no followup, regarding the Biden scandals.  Notice the dramatic difference in tone in the set up:

Vice-President Biden, there have been questions about the work your son has done in China and for a Ukrainian energy company when you were vice-president, in retrospect, was anything about those relationships inappropriate or unethical?

Notice too there were no details, none of the very specific information, some which was revealed just before the debate.  The softball question allowed Biden an easy out, and he took it, spouting indignation and screaming “Russia!”

Welker also interrupted Mr. Trump about 30 times, and severely restricted his time for rebuttals.  On many occasions when he was providing very damaging information, she cut him off.  She interrupted Biden only twice, and often interrupted to save him when he was getting into trouble or was stunned and unable to promptly answer.

Welker is being praised for her performance, primarily by the media.  Sadly, circa 2020, this kind of bias appears to be the default.  I’ve no doubt Americans recognized it for what it was.

President Donald Trump:  He was polite, calm, and effective.  He began with a bit less energy than usual, but quickly got back up to speed.  Unlike Biden, he didn’t appear to rely on notes, was in command of the facts and a broad body of knowledge, and portrayed himself as an outsider, not a politician, who gets results.  He successfully portrayed Biden as a 47-year swamp monster who is constantly moving more to the left, saying he was “all talk, no action.”  When he frequently challenged Biden on his lack of accomplishment, Biden was generally stunned, causing Welker to rescue him.

On the Coronavirus, Welker and Biden both attacked Trump.  Biden actually claimed Trump is personally responsible for every death, and claimed he’s going to cause two hundred thousand more.  Biden’s message was “we’re doomed, doomed I tell you!” and he said there would be no vaccine until next summer.  He also said we are heading into a “dark winter.”

Trump, on the other hand, was upbeat, explaining the virus was China’s fault, and was unprecedented.  “We’re learning to live with the virus,” he noted, and said the cure can’t be worse than the disease, and we have to open America.  He also brought up the blue state governors that are destroying the economy, and where most of the deaths have occurred.  Biden lied, saying that wasn’t true, again making a stupid lie very easy to check. The difference was dramatic: Trump was positive and upbeat about America; Biden the opposite.

Biden made an incredibly stupid mistake by bringing up Hunter Biden’s laptop, which opened the door for Trump.  Trump repeatedly asked Biden to explain all the money his family got from Russia and China—3.5 million and 1.5 billion respectively—which absolutely stunned Biden.  He screamed “Russia,” and accused Trump of having a bank account in China—as did Welker.  Mr. Trump explained he had an account from about 2013 to 2015 because he was contemplating doing a deal there, but never did, and closed the account, which he disclosed.  Biden dodged every question and flung weak accusations instead, and as usual, Welker frequently rescued him.

Mr. Trump argued consistently for fiscal sanity, and against bailing out red states and cities that squandered tax money.  Consider this Welker question:

As of tonight, more than 12 million people are out of work. And as of tonight, 8 million more Americans have fallen into poverty, and more families are going hungry every day. Those hit hardest are women and people of color. They see Washington fighting over a relief bill. Mr. President, why haven’t you been able to get them the help they need?

Women and people of color hardest hit!  Trump replied:

Because Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want to approve it. I do.

Welker did bring up immigration, but framed it as an attack on Trump and a softball setup for Biden:

We’re going to talk about immigration now, gentlemen. And we’re going to talk about families within this context. Mr. President, your administration separated children from their parents at the border, at least 4,000 kids. You’ve since reversed your zero tolerance policy, but the United States can’t locate the parents of more than 500 children. So how will these families ever be reunited?

Mr. Trump explained many kids were brought here by traffickers and other criminals, and Biden took the hint and emotionally brought up the “children in cages,” and “children torn from the arms of their parents” narratives.  Mr. Trump nailed Biden, pointing out the cages were built by him and Obama, repeatedly asking “who built the cages, Joe.”  Biden couldn’t answer.

Welker also tried to portray Trump as a racist, giving Biden the softest softball of the evening:

And I want to talk about the way Black and Brown Americans experience race in this country. Part of that experience is something called the talk. It happens regardless of class and income, parents who feel they have no choice, but to prepare their children for the chance that they could be targeted, including by the police, for no reason other than the color of their skin. Mr. Vice President, in the next two minutes, I want you to speak directly to these families. Do you understand why these parents fear for their children? 

Mr. Trump fully supported the police, and explained how Biden, in 47 years, either did nothing, or harmed Blacks.  It also gave him the opportunity to explain all he has done, in less than four years, for Black Americans.  The list is long and impressive.  Biden attacked America, Trump defended it.

Joe Biden: Biden looked weak and tired from the beginning.  However, for about the first half of the debate, he was able to quickly answer every question, as though he were prepared for them.  I suspect he was given the questions in advance, and he extensively used his notes. His make up was better—he didn’t look quite so pale as he did last time—but the skin on his forehead was skeletally tight, and for the last half of the debate, he faltered considerably, having trouble speaking, and often spouting nonsense.  His frequent lies provoke the question of whether he is blatantly lying because he knows the media will cover for him, he really can’t remember much of anything, or some combination of the two.  I’ve no doubt he was in hiding for four days before the debate to reset his biological clock so he wouldn’t dramatically sundown during the debate.  By the end of the debate, he looked exhausted and lost.  He is aging before our eyes.  Only the most rabid partisans—all of the D/S/C party—could possibly deny his mental deterioration.

Biden denied ever profiting from a foreign nation, and Trump kept bringing up all of the money the Bidens are confirmed to have been given.  This is one lie that is going to blow up in his face very soon.

Another head-scratching lie was this:

The reason why I had such a fight with 20 candidates for the nomination was I support private insurance. Not one single person with private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare. They did not lose their insurance unless they chose they wanted to go to something else.

In 2013, Politifact’s lie of the year was Obama’s “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it.”  Not only have tens of millions of Americans lost their preferred health care, insurance costs and deductibles have skyrocketed.  We must always keep in mind having insurance and access to healthcare are two different things.

Biden also lied about Trump’s China travel ban, claiming he never called Trump xenophobic.  That didn’t work out so well.

During his joint attack with Welker on the Coronavirus, Biden started spouting nonsense, and began a tactic he’d continue through the evening: laughing aloud and smirking ludicrously.  He wouldn’t give a direct answer on whether he’d shut down the country in the future, but showed his big government tendencies by saying it was government’s job to give businesses and schools lots and lots of money so they could open.  His point was we couldn’t open until government did that.

In a classic example or projection, Biden claimed Trump embraces dictators and harms our allies.  In response, Trump was killing Biden on China policy, so Welker cut him off.

In response to a Welker question about reigning in China, Biden replied:

Because I’d make it clear, which we were making clear to China, they had to be part of the deal, because I made it clear as a spokesperson for the illustration when I went to China that I said, ‘Why are you moving your missile defense up so close? Why are you moving more forces here? Why are you continue to do military maneuvers with South Korea?’

Uh, sorry Joe, but I don’t recall China ever doing military exercises with South Korea.

Biden also denied his support for government run health care, and then touted a plan that would be—you guessed it—government run health care.  He also said his plan would “lower premiums,” and then said it would cost “700 billion.”

Biden is all for bailing out corrupt and incompetent blue city and state governments, portraying this as being for all Americans, while Mr. Trump reasonably said we shouldn’t subsidize failure.  Biden also wants to raise the minimum wage to $15.00.  Even Welker questioned whether that was a good idea when businesses are struggling for mere survival due to the virus.  Trump noted such things should be left to the states because economic issues are very different from state to state.

Biden admitted he’s going to open the borders, give amnesty to every illegal in the country, including the DACA kids.  He framed all of this with maudlin, dripping emotion asserting it’s American to destroy our sovereignty, while later styling himself as a champion of American sovereignty.

Biden’s reply to Welker’s race baiting was to portray American police as racist, essentially saying: “they’ll murder you Black people!”  He claimed “there is institutional racism in America,” and said America has never lived up to its promise of equality.  Somehow I don’t think insulting most Americans and denigrating the most prosperous, equal and free nation in history is a winning proposition.

Biden denied that he ever called blacks predators—the Internet was full, within hours, of video of him doing just that.  He is all in for no mandatory minimum sentences, no bail, and no jail for drug offenses of any kind, and he’s going to impose all of this on the states.

And of course, Mr. Biden called Mr. Trump a racist, and worked dog whistles in too, because he could not provide a single example of Trump’s racism; it’s all dog whistles, which means secret, coded references only other racists understand.

On North Korea, Biden tried to call Trump weak because he has talked with North Korea and has a good relationship with North Korea.  Mr. Trump observed it was a good thing to have good relations with other countries.  Biden replied:

We had a good relationship with Hitler before he, in fact, invaded Europe, the rest of Europe. Come on. The reason he would not meet with President Obama is because President Obama said, ‘We’re going to talk about denuclearization. We’re not going to legitimize you and we’re going to continue to push stronger and stronger sanctions on you.’ That’s why he wouldn’t meet with us.

Uh…no, we didn’t have a good relationship with Hitler, and suggesting Obama and Biden were tougher on North Korea than Trump is a similar lie.

On climate change, climate is an “existential threat,” and we have only 8-10 years before reaching a “point of no return.”  We’ve been reaching and passing point of no return after point of no return for decades now.  ”Biden is going to build 50,000 charging stations, rebuild 4 million buildings and 2 million houses to make them more climate friendly, and did you know gentle readers, all environmentalists and every single labor union fully support his climate plans?  Neither did all those labor unions.  By utterly destroying the economy, he’s going to create 18.6 million jobs, because solar panels are the future, and did you know solar panels can power all our factories?  Physics remains unaware of that “fact.”

According to Biden, solar and wind is the “fastest growing industry in America.” He also denied ever saying he would ban fracking, and when Trump called him on it, Biden challenged him to put it on the Internet.  Before the end of the debate, the Trump campaign posted numerous videos of Biden and Harris swearing to ban fracking and do away with fossil fuels.  This was getting near the end of the debate and Biden was descending into nonsense:

I do rule out banning fracking because the answer we need, we need other industries to transition, to get to ultimately a complete zero emissions by 2025. What I will do with fracking over time is make sure that we can capture the emissions from the fracking, capture the emissions from gas. We can do that and we can do that by investing money in doing it, but it’s a transition to that.

So he rules out banning fracking, but he’s going to eliminate fracking.  He later claimed he’d ban everything by 2035.  This surely killed Biden in Pennsylvania and other states:

Donald Trump: (23:08)
Would he close down the oil industry?

Kristen Welker: (23:10)
It falls-

Donald Trump: (23:10)
Would you close down the oil industry?

Joe Biden: (23:12)
By the way, I have a transition from the old industry, yes.

Donald Trump: (23:15)
Oh, that’s a big statement.

Joe Biden: (23:15)
I will transition. It is a big statement.

Donald Trump: (23:17)
That’s a big statement.

Joe Biden: (23:18)
Because I would stop.

Kristen Welker: (23:19)
Why would you do that?

Joe Biden: (23:21)
Because the oil industry pollutes, significantly.

And this:

Joe Biden: (23:26)
Well if you let me finish the statement, because it has to be replaced by renewable energy over time, over time, and I’d stopped giving to the oil industry, I’d stop giving them federal subsidies. You won’t get federal subsidies to the gas, oh, excuse me to solar and wind.

Final Thoughts:  As Friday dawned, another Arab nation is entering into a peace deal with Israel, with more to follow, something Biden and Obama not only couldn’t do, but did the opposite, funding terror in the region.  President Trump was successful in getting Biden to explicitly reveal his insane agenda, an agenda that would destroy America.  Biden’s views on court packing did not come up, but they’re well known.  Most important was Biden’s admission he will destroy the fossil fuel industry.  In purely economic terms, his argument that doing away with our energy independence would make us wealthier and create unlimited good paying jobs is abject nonsense.

If elected, Biden’s policies would dramatically weaken our national security and destroy our economy.  Doing away with the energy sector would not just affect Americans directly involved in producing coal, oil and natural gas, but everyone involved in supporting that sector: truckers, refiners, shipping, pipelines, and all the businesses that support that sector including restaurants, grocery stores, and every other merchant.  Energy prices would triple and more.  Imagine paying $6 and more for a gallon of gas, and $600 or more for heating and cooling per month.  Such things are inconsequential for the self-imagined coastal elite, but not to Americans that actually have to drive to work in reliable vehicles in all weather conditions.

Biden appears to be unaware of how electricity is generated.  Solar and wind power will never be able to provide more than a fraction of American’s energy needs, and from where, in the night time, will the energy come to power those 50,000 charging stations, to say nothing of millions of home charging stations for all the electric vehicles Biden will mandate?

One other factor everyone should consider: anyone that actually blames a president for the deaths of people from a virus has no business in the White House.  Not only is such a claim grossly irresponsible, it’s scientifically stupid.  Mr. Trump’s response to the virus has been actually outstanding and surely saved many lives, but no human being can be directly responsible for deaths from a disease.  China certainly spread the virus around the globe, but the closest we’ve come is New York’s Governor Cuomo, whose policies actually caused the deaths of many elderly in nursing homes.  He’s now lying, claiming he never had such a policy, and the media are helping him spread that lie.  He didn’t kill those people—the virus did—but his policies put them in imminent, avoidable danger of death.

Post debate, the lamestream media is pretty much avoiding commentary on the debacle.  They know Biden lost badly.  A snap poll conducted by WGN—that’s Chicago, D/S/C central—immediately after the debate had Trump winning the debate 74% to 24%.  If that weren’t bad enough for D/S/Cs, Mr. Trump’s approval rating reached 52%, which is historically certain reelection.

Will this debate be a major factor in the election?  Biden’s gaffe—when a politician inadvertently speaks honestly about their intentions—will certainly harm him in any state with a significant energy industry.  For the rest, we’ll see soon.  The choice is clear: for a strong, independent, prosperous America with law and order, respect for the Constitution and separation of powers, individual liberty, strong borders and non-corrupt, or at least less-corrupt, institutions, Donald Trump is the only choice.