Biggest Surprise in Presidential Debate History

 

Well, knock me over with a feather! said the entire Democrat Party/left-wing media industrial complex in unison after the much-ballyhooed Trump/Biden debate was over.  Why, we simply had no idea old Joe was this bad.  We were so focused on our reporting on policy issues and national and international events that we somehow missed the president’s cognitive decline.  But we’re onboard now and something’s gotta be done.  Time to call in a new candidate!

Yeah, right. If you had talked to the most primitive and backward people in the most isolated locales — the Amazon rainforest, the New Guinea uplands, the caves of Tora Bora — you would have a hard time finding even an illiterate goatherd that was unaware of Biden’s mental state.  But the aforementioned Democrat Party/left-wing media industrial complex . . .  Well, so much for journalism!

So here’s a typical response to the debate from Chris Cillizza, a generic Democrat commentator, on social media:

“This debate was a total and complete disaster for Biden. He looked old . . .  He was hard to understand . . .  I NEVER thought he would be this bad.  Stunning.”

Ummm . . .  Hey, knucklehead, where have you been?  You should have consulted the illiterate goatherds for their take on reality.  Why would anyone ever listen to you again?

So who will swoop in to save the day for the Democrats?  Stay tuned.

And remember, the Democrats have the best get-out-the-vote machine in American history.  That’s why Biden got 5 million more votes in 2020 than the beloved Obama got in 2012.  Bottom line:  A Trump victory cannot be assumed.

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  1. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Greg Strange: Yeah, right.  If you had talked to the most primitive and backward people in the most isolated locales — the Amazon rainforest, the New Guinea uplands, the caves of Tora Bora — you would be unable to find even an illiterate goatherd that was unaware of Biden’s mental state.  But the aforementioned Democrat Party/left-wing media industrial complex . . .  Well, so much for journalism!

    Mostly the “professional” Journalists.  Many of the “amateurs” got it exactly right.

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  2. Globalitarian Misanthropist Coolidge
    Globalitarian Misanthropist
    @Flicker

    I’m shocked at all the shock.  I thought Biden did well.  He was able to stand the whole time and generally make coherent sentences.  And he followed the obvious cuing that he should be angry and psychologically dominate the debate.  And he did all these things.  He was the same Biden who said he wouldn’t respond to little military aggressions by Putin into Ukraine.  He was as comely and pleasant as he was in the Red Speech.  He was even able to stare onto the middle distance and read his internal teleprompter without saying End Quote.

    I think he did surprisingly well.  After all, what exactly did all his handlers and counselors expect?

    And really, the whole point of the pre-nomination debate was most likely to show Biden at his worst so that they could replace him with Newsom or whomever.  But he exceeded their expectations and now his handlers still have to follow their plan of denouncing him as unelectable.  But all this could have been handled behind closed doors.  So I’m still shocked at the shock.

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  3. Lunchbox Gerald Coolidge
    Lunchbox Gerald
    @Jose

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Greg Strange: Yeah, right. If you had talked to the most primitive and backward people in the most isolated locales — the Amazon rainforest, the New Guinea uplands, the caves of Tora Bora — you would be unable to find even an illiterate goatherd that was unaware of Biden’s mental state. But the aforementioned Democrat Party/left-wing media industrial complex . . . Well, so much for journalism!

    Mostly the “professional” Journalists. Many of the “amateurs” got it exactly right.

    Yeah, I’m surprised too.  Biden performed like he always performs.

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  4. Western Chauvinist Member
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    @WesternChauvinist

    Globalitarian Misanthropist (View Comment):

    I’m shocked at all the shock. I thought Biden did well. He was able to stand the whole time and generally make coherent sentences. And he followed the obvious cuing that he should be angry and psychologically dominate the debate. And he did all these things. He was the same Biden who said he wouldn’t respond to little military aggressions by Putin into Ukraine. He was as comely and pleasant as he was in the Red Speech. He was even able to stare onto the middle distance and read his internal teleprompter without saying End Quote.

    I think he did surprisingly well. After all, what exactly did all his handlers and counselors expect?

    And really, the whole point of the pre-nomination debate was most likely to show Biden at his worst so that they could replace him with Newsom or whomever. But he exceeded their expectations and now his handlers still have to follow their plan of denouncing him as unelectable. But all this could have been handled behind closed doors. So I’m still shocked at the shock.

    Maybe they truly believed Joe’s minders would get the Goldilocks cocktail just right? They had, what? Ten days to experiment? 

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  5. Kozak Member
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    Greg Strange:

    “This debate was a total and complete disaster for Biden. He looked old . . .  He was hard to understand . . .  I NEVER thought he would be this bad.  Stunning.”

     

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  6. Lunchbox Gerald Coolidge
    Lunchbox Gerald
    @Jose

    Biden’s never been sharper!

    https://x.com/tomselliott/status/1801975652892975318

    Sweet, sweet schadenfreude.

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  7. Globalitarian Misanthropist Coolidge
    Globalitarian Misanthropist
    @Flicker

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Maybe they truly believed Joe’s minders would get the Goldilocks cocktail just right? They had, what? Ten days to experiment? 

      I’m not really sure the purpose of the debate (which as always is not a debate, but PR: interviews for sound bites to spin).  Giving the benefit of the doubt, I can only guess that the purpose was to show Biden at his best for low-information and disaffected voters.  If so, I don’t understand why Democrat leaders are saying it was a disaster; the debate was about as good as when Biden was warning that Russia was going to invade Ukraine, or when he was shouting about the Ultra Maga King.  He’s just a slightly older version of the candidate who was swept by others into an undeserved nomination in 2020 — but he’s outwardly very much the same guy on camera.  (And after all, they’ve had 3 1/2 years to sort out any performance drugs.)

      In other words, I don’t think the upper echelons of the Democrat movers and shakers (Plouffe, Axelrod, and such) did, or could, expect anything less.  So…  the apparent shock is all theatre.  Sure, there are a dozen ways to remove Joe Biden if they wanted to, and why they chose this way is beyond me.

      And I can’t believe that Jill has any more power, or say in the election process than the house maid or the private nurse.

      In the end, it doesn’t make any difference.  The machinations of the Great Biden Replacement appear to be in the works.

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    • CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
      CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
      @CarolJoy

      This could be the anthem of the Dem party rank and file to their owners-at-the-top-of-the-heap:

      Steam — “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)” (1969)

       

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    • Old Bathos Member
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      The downside of a hive mind is that requisite false beliefs make reality feedback more jarring.  That is also why the power to control “misinformation” is so important. 

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