The First Debate – Chris Wallace is a Terrible Moderator

Posted by Troy on 29th September 2020 in Uncategorized

I was trying to watch/play with my two-year-old daughter while watching the debate.  Bad idea.

I re-listened to it after she went to bed, and here are my take-aways:

1 – It was chaos.

2 – I don’t think there was a clear winner.  And the reason for that is the moderator.  Basically, none of the topics mattered, at least in the ways that the questions were asked.  Which brings me to the big point.

3 – Chris Wallace is a terrible moderator.  There is so much going on in the world right now.  Where was talk about trade?  About the rise of China?  About the rise of tech censorship?  The questions he asked were basically pointless because they didn’t give an outline about what either candidate would do going forward.  All the questions were basically meant as a referendum on Trump to date, and phrased in unfair ways.  Such as: “Given you got out us out of the Paris Agreement and rolled back the Obama omission standards, what is your view on the science of climate change?”  It is a very loaded question because it is built on the premise that the Paris Agreement was effective (it was not, even ecologists would tell you that…it is just a global wealth redistribution scheme and had very little to do with the environment).  A fair question would be:  “What was your rationale for pulling us out, what has been the outcome of rolling back these regulations, and how would you protect the environment in your second term?”  Or when Chris asked about why he ended racial sensitivity training.  Trump didn’t.  He ended Critical Race Theory which basically says:  If you are white, you are guilty of being racist and if you don’t think so, you are guilty of racist.  Finally, Chris asked about the $750 Trump paid in taxes.  NO ONE CARES.  It is meaningless.  The only people that care about that hate Trump to start with and it’s just another way to attack him.  Meanwhile, Chris shot down Trump questioning how Hunter scored megamillions from some of our biggest adversaries while Joe was VP as meaningless.   Um…no…if Joe used his position to enrich his family, that is VERY important, especially at the hands of China.  Or the whole question about if Trump would rely on the Supreme Court to decide the election… um… YEAH.  That’s why it is there.  If there is a dispute between the parties, it is going to go to the Supreme Court.  That’s not a conspiracy thing.  That’s just what would happen.

4 – The only thing valuable that came out of the debate is this: Biden refused to denounce packing the Court and ending the Filibuster.  These are Constitutional threats, and as such, I say Trump won the debate.

Long Live the Constitution

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