No, I did not watch the so-called Presidential Debate. I was not going to subject myself to abuse from the current President. But I did read some reactions and musings afterwards…
“It was the Trump age in bleak, exhausting miniature, a presidency stripped to its studs: a furious bid to fill the minutes with as much chaos, volume and outright fiction as necessary to impose his will on the proceedings.”
“Trump said that “80 million” mail-in ballots will overwhelm the system. In fact, the USPS delivers twice that amount of First Class mail a day, and they deliver 2.5 billion pieces of mail during Christmas week.”
“Let Tuesday night have been Trump’s final, disreputable appearance on a nationally televised stage. Let him conduct the rest of his campaign desperately yelling to crowds of true believers as his defeat grows ever nearer.”
“Let’s not fall into the trap of fake even-handedness. Tuesday’s debate was a disgrace because of the behavior of one man, Donald Trump. The interrupting and the bullying, the absence of decency and dignity—those were Trump’s distinctive contributions.”
“Is there anything less wise than the world-weary wisdom of commentators telling us, in the presence of a sociopathic liar and authoritarian as our president, not to be too alarmed?”
“On the global stage, in front of my children, in front of everybody’s families, and he was given the opportunity to condemn white supremacy and he gave a wink and a nod to a racist, Nazi, murderous organization that is now celebrating online!”
“Near the end of the televised event, Trump implied ominously that the violence and tumult in American streets, and the deep divisions in the nation, that were discussed at the debate were just a sample of what was to come on and after Election Day.
“This is not going to end well,” Trump vowed. “This is not going to end well.”
It’s time people — VOTE HIM OUT.