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Old 10-17-2020, 03:34 AM
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Column: Trump and Biden town halls showed us two worlds, and only one of them is terrifying

from the Tribune's Rex Huppke:
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Toggling between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump taking questions in separate televised town halls...


Clicking from one town hall to the other Thursday night felt like being atomized and transported to one reality only to be scrambled up and rocketed through a portal to a reality altogether different.

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During the town hall, Mercedes Schlapp, a senior Trump campaign adviser tweeted: “Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood.” Aside from misspelling “Rogers,” she was absolutely — and I’m quite sure unintentionally — correct.

Listening to Biden speak with empathy, kindness and understanding was like hearing the calming voice of Mister Rogers,...We’ve had Mr. GRAHHHHHHHHHHHHGERS, the angry overseer of the Land of I-Can’t-Believe-This-Is-Happening.


On ABC, Biden spoke of decency and bringing Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, together. He even complimented Trump ...
On NBC, Trump defended a tweet he shared on his Twitter account that alleged Osama bin Laden’s killing was staged and that members of Navy SEAL Team 6 had been killed to cover it...

On ABC, Biden was asked about protecting the rights of LGBT people and answered by sharing a story from his childhood.
Guthrie asked: “But there’s not a satanic pedophile cult …”

Trump responded: “I don’t know that.”

I clicked to Biden and he was talking about the importance of wearing masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

I clicked back to Trump and he was wildly misrepresenting a study he clearly hadn’t read and saying — insanely and absolutely incorrectly— that 85% of people who wear masks get coronavirus.

At one point I returned to Biden’s town hall and wondered why my stomach had stopped shooting acid into my throat and my brain didn’t feel like it was about to explode and send my eyeballs flying across the room.

Back to Trump and he was trashing Obamacare while promising a health care plan he couldn’t articulate — because it doesn’t exist — and claiming state coronavirus restrictions are a conspiracy against him.

It was like jumping from a rerun of PBS’ soothing Bob Ross show “The Joy of Painting” to a scene of a hyena devouring a wildebeest on Animal Planet.

These were not two candidates with different views on governing. These were two candidates who exist in entirely different realms, one tethered tightly to a world most Americans can see and relate to and the other spinning violently away to a dark and noise-filled world of self pity and paranoia.

That might explain why the first Trump-Biden debate was such an explosive debacle. These two worlds can’t intersect.

Those who prefer the delirium of Trump’s world surely viewed Biden as boring, but holy Moses, let me tell you, there are those of us who think boring sounds beautiful. Hearing a serious person say serious things without yelling or disparaging others is a welcome respite from four years of unending dingbattery.
(...I had to make up a word to describe it.)
it was like that for a lot of people I suppose. thankfully I didn't watch them at the same time, and more thankfully I watched ABC's first.
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Biden had a cozy townhall conducted by a Democrat operative with hand picked shills posing as undecided voters. His pontificating about how he will "unite" the country replete with his blatantly fabricated story of encountering a gay couple decades ago. Naturally no questions about his green new deal plan to replace suburbs with high density city apartments or heaven forbid, the payoffs bagman Hunter collected from foreign actors for warping US foreign policy in their favor.

In contrast with the ABC Biden love fest shrieking Savanna Guthrie was clearly under enormous pressure to attack President Trump at every turn. She was clearly disinterested in anything the President had to say demanding Trump agree to her regurgitated Democrat talking points then interrupting him as he tried to respond. It wasn't an interview it was an interrogation emblematic of a so-called free press so far in the tank for the Resistance it has more in common with the violent Antifa lynch mobs than legitimate journalists.

Electing Joe Biden supported by a milksop lapdog media who will gladly stage events that would make Pravda blush is what's terrifying.
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Biden had a cozy townhall conducted by a Democrat operative with hand picked shills posing as undecided voters. His pontificating about how he will "unite" the country replete with his blatantly fabricated story of encountering a gay couple decades ago. Naturally no questions about his green new deal plan to replace suburbs with high density city apartments or heaven forbid, the payoffs bagman Hunter collected from foreign actors for warping US foreign policy in their favor.

In contrast with the ABC Biden love fest shrieking Savanna Guthrie was clearly under enormous pressure to attack President Trump at every turn. She was clearly disinterested in anything the President had to say demanding Trump agree to her regurgitated Democrat talking points then interrupting him as he tried to respond. It wasn't an interview it was an interrogation emblematic of a so-called free press so far in the tank for the Resistance it has more in common with the violent Antifa lynch mobs than legitimate journalists.

Electing Joe Biden supported by a milksop lapdog media who will gladly stage events that would make Pravda blush is what's terrifying.
QFT . . .

To borrow from saltwn, "it was like that for a lot of people", people who actually have their eyes open.

The funniest thing from the NBC "townhall" was NBC purposefully moved the "nodding lady" who became viral for nodding in agreement with the President, because they assumed a Black woman would be disapproving of the President. Again, racist leftists act like racist leftists . . .

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QFT . . .

To borrow from saltwn, "it was like that for a lot of people", people who actually have their eyes open.

The funniest thing from the NBC "townhall" was NBC purposefully moved the "nodding lady" who became viral for nodding in agreement with the President, because they assumed a Black woman would be disapproving of the President. Again, racist leftists act like racist leftists . . .

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According to Joe Biden all blacks vote for him and there is no diversity among the black community. You must be confused about the women's, she wasn't black.

BTW Ever thoughtful CNN doxxed her so she could be targeted by Leftist cancel culture thugs.
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