The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate on October 7th, between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, was not quite what I except people anticipated. Compared to the First 2020 Presidential Debate, it was a snoozer, but in reality it was incredibly important for the American people to see that Vice President Pence is the calm to President Trump’s storm. It is also absolutely amazing to hear how many relevant factoids Vice President Pence is able to store away!
Vice President Pence eviscerated Senator Harris in this debate, and anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves. Aside from Vice President Pence’s southern charm and systematically destroyed her arguments and crushed her lies; the Senator would have had to actually answer a question in order to win the debate, a feat which she was utterly unable to accomplish.
Here’s Part 2 of my breakdown debunking her lies, and pointing out her inability to answer simple questions one would expect a prospective administration to answer, and notable moments from Vice President Pence, in regards to The Economy, Climate Change, China, and the Role of Leadership in America.
The next question posed by moderator Susan Page was, “Senator Harris, the Biden, Harris campaign has proposed new programs to boost the economy. And you would pay for that new spending by raising four trillion dollars in taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations. Some economists warn that could curb entrepreneurial ventures that fuel growth and create jobs. Would raising taxes put the recovery at risk?”
Senator Harris makes a “heartfelt” talking point about health and strength of the worker, and follows that with yet another nonanswer by ripping into President Trump over his tax bill that they will repeal should they be elected:
Then proceeds to further speak on the money they’ll spend instead of if the proposed tax policies by the potential Harris-Biden administration would cost the people more money:
Ms Page asked, “Vice President Pence, your administration has been predicting a rapid and robust recovery, but the latest economic report suggests that’s not happening. Should Americans be braced for an economic comeback that is going to take not months, but a year or more?”
Originally, I believed he was answering in a similar nonanswer fashion when he started talking about the previous tax cuts, but then he transitioned into how reversing the tax cuts that benefited middle America would be actually raising taxes:
He continued on to give proof of the impact the Trump Administration has already had on making the economy head towards the booming prepandemic economy America was experiencing:
Aside from none of that making sense as to how repealing Trump Tax Cuts would be not raising taxes on the people who benefited from the tax cuts, she decided to throw fracking into the mix. She specifically stated:
Contrary to what she said above, there have been multiple occasions that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have voiced that they would put an end to and ban fracking, and Vice President Pence didn’t fail to point that out:
Vice President Mike Pence wasn’t wrong, and there is video evidence to prove it:
He followed up with a conclusion to his answer to the original question posed about the economic recovery of the nation:
On the next subject of Climate Change, the next leading question presented to The Vice President was, “Do you believe as the scientific community has concluded, that man-made climate change has made wildfires bigger, hotter, and more deadly and have made hurricanes wetter, slower and more damaging?”
The Vice President started off with a hat tip to what the Trump Administration has already accomplished in regards to the environment:
He then went on to acknowledge climate change, what we’ve done to address it as a nation, and the impact that it has made; making sure to reiterate the Former Vice President and Senator Harris’ history of making claims that they’ll ban fracking:
He then clarified the answer to Ms Page’s original question, in regards to the climate change affecting the fires and hurricanes across the country, with practically answered:
In a surprisingly excellent question from Susan Page she said, “Senator Harris, as the vice president mentioned, you co-sponsored the Green New Deal in Congress, but Vice President Biden said in last week’s debate that he does not support the Green New Deal. But if you look at the Biden-Harris campaign website, it describes the Green New Deal as a crucial framework. What exactly would be the stance of a Biden-Harris administration toward the Green New Deal?”
Senator Harris jumped right into it with a bald-faced lie that she had already been called out on by her opponent and the moderator in this debate:
No, Senator, you are mistaken. Joe Biden will ban fracking. That is a fact. That is a fact:
Susan Page then asked, “Senator Harris just said that climate change is an existential threat. Vice President Pence, do you believe that climate change poses an existential threat?” He acknowledged that “the climate is changing,” saying, “we’ll follow the science.” He then redirected away from the ridiculous question back to Kamala denying that they would be raising taxes in the Biden Administration while not allowing the fracking lie to be swept under the rug again:
Kamala made claims about our relationship with China saying, “The vice-president earlier referred to it as part of what he thinks is an accomplishment. The president’s trade war with China. You lost that trade war. You lost it. What ended up happening is because of a so-called trade war with China, America lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs.” The Vice President directly contradicted her claims with the reality of our US-China relations:
In a affirmative display of who was the one wielding the power in the debate, despite the factors leaning against him such as Susan Page’s clear partisan bias, Vice President Pence said very few words that showed Senator Kamala Harris’ complete lack of confidence by declaring how much time she was allowed to respond to him, and she agreed to it without a moment’s hesitation:
The next subject of the debate was that of relations with China, asking, “President Trump again, blamed it for the Coronavirus saying China will pay. Vice President Pence, how would you describe our fundamental relationship with China? Competitors? Adversaries? Enemies?”
Instead of diving in to answer the question, in Pence fashion, he made sure to address the last statement made by Kamala Harris first saying:
He then proceeded to address Ms Page’s question at hand about China:
When posed the exact same question Kamala Harris jumps directly into an assault on the Trump Administration while doing nothing to answer the question, per usual:
Role of Leadership in America
Susan Page then posed the most simple question of the debate to Senator Harris, “What is your definition of the role of American leadership in 2020?”
The definition of the role of American leadership, I wonder what that looks like to Kamala? You guessed it, another nonanswer. Launching into what foreign policy entails, instead of the role of American leadership, she then spoke like she was talking to kindergarteners explaining why we have to treat our classmates the way we want to be treated. Then in common Democrat form, she implied he was a dictator:
She proceeded to go on a one minute rant over her unsatisfactory views on President Trumps foreign policies, and ended with a nonanswer that led me to believe she forgot what the actual question was, after being so incredibly off topic from the role of leadership in America, unless she thinks leadership’s role is “about relationships”:
Vice President Mike Pence’s excellent response to what Kamala claimed:
In a show of Kamala’d cold character, in what she must have thought would be interpreted as sincerity, she gave her condolences to the family, segueing before even taking a breath, in the same sentence, to switch topics to Soleimani:
Apparently the subject of leadership’s role in America had long since been abandoned by both sides. Instead of focusing on the subject at hand, or the new subject she herself had deflected the conversation towards- foreign policy and “relationships,” she launches a strike against President Trump spewing forth lies about his feelings about our military:
Kamala’s claim about The President “dismissing” the 34 traumatic brain injuries, not “severe brain injuries”, was in fact him being relieved that they weren’t severely injured, as TBI’s can potentially be no more than a severe headache. He was taken out of context and in fact said, “No, I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen,”the president said, and described meeting previously with U.S. troops wounded by roadside bombs.“I’ve seen people with no legs and with no arms. I’ve seen people that were horribly, horribly injured in that area, that war.”
One claim, the suckers and losers, was from an article in The Atlantic that came from an “anonymous source.” The letter from “Donald J. Trump For President” points out that the anonymous accounts cited in The Atlantic article “were directly contradicted on the record by twenty-one individuals present with President Trump that day” and provides a list of people who have gone on the record to refute The Atlantic’s false claims about the incident. Even John Bolton who despises President Trump even spoke out against it.
As for the Arlington Cemetery claim, USA Today wrote a lovely piece on how The President felt guilty for not visiting previously, and made a unexpected stop to the Arlington Cemetery, where over 400,000 of our nation’s veterans are laid to rest. He made the visit in the rain.
Vice President Pence was righteously outraged, though his composure didn’t change much, and insisted on moderator Susan Page allowing him to respond to such egregious attacks on the integrity of The President of the United States of America:
He continued on at the beginning of his time for the next subject, The Supreme Court, and pointed out:
The American people deserve to know Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general was responsible for the death of hundreds of American service members. When the opportunity came, we saw him headed to Baghdad to kill more Americans. President Trump didn’t hesitate and Qassem Soleimani is gone, but you deserve to know the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris actually criticized the decision to take out Qassem Soleimani. it’s really inexplicably, but with regard to Joe Biden, it’s explainable because history records a Joe Biden actually opposed the raid against a Osama bin Ladin. It’s absolutely essential that we have a commander in chief who will not hesitate to act to protect American lives and to protect American service members, and that’s what you have in President Donald Trump.
I am a patriotic mother who has a passion for researching and a knack for writing. Usually judged by my California roots and hippie lifestyle; people automatically assume I am a Liberal, but that couldn’t be further from reality. I’m a pragmatic Constitutional Conservative, and find my information from both sides of the aisle in order to get to the facts.
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