A New Low… for America
I want to take a moment to discuss last night’s Presidential debate.
Last night the President of the United States was called a “clown” during an internationally televised debate. The moderator did not step in to correct this outrage.
Nor did the moderator step in when the President of the United States was told to “shut up” or “quit yapping.”
The cornerstone of society is respect. Without respect there is anarchy and chaos.
I am not naïve enough to think people are not rude and don’t use vulgar language. I do myself — frequently.
However, there is a key difference between what is said in private and what is said on a debate stage in front of the whole world. Especially a debate that is being used to determine who will hold the most powerful office in the world.
You can hate the person who is the President of the United States, but you HAVE to respect the office. You can attack the POTUS’s policies, his scandals, and that is fine. You CANNOT tell the POTUS to “shut up” or call him a “clown.”
Three Key Points Revealed During the Debate
This moment during last night’s debate tells us all we need to know about the current status of the political elite and the media today.
- The media is no longer an arbiter of truth or integrity. They root for one side (anyone who is against Trump). Under no circumstance should a moderator of a Presidential debate permit the POTUS to be called a clown or be told to shut up.
Can you imagine Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, or any other President being told this during a debate? It’s outrageous. And it shows that the media, even Fox News, is anti-Trump to the point of losing all decency.
Fox news should have immediately issued a public apology to the American people and fired Chris Wallace or at the very least put him on leave.
- Joe Biden cannot handle pressure or stress.
Serving as the POTUS is the single most demanding job on the planet. If someone cannot handle being interrupted during a PUBLIC debate without resorting to name calling and telling someone to “shut up,” he or she is unable to handle the rigors of the job.
Hillary Clinton never did this during 2016. Heck, no candidate in history has done it to my knowledge. Regardless of your feelings or political leanings, Joe Biden revealed he cannot handle pressure effectively.
Again, this is not two men arguing in a bar, this is a televised formal debate. The forum and the people involved are not ordinary. This is an EXTRAORDINARY event and Joe Biden couldn’t handle it.
- The Left has abandoned all decency or standards in their quest to regain power.
I have yet to see a single Democrat leader or a single left-leaning pundit call on the Biden campaign to apologize for crossing the line with those statements. If anything, these individuals are praising Biden for standing up to a “bully” or “putting Trump in his place.”
Yes, politics is an ugly business. But if you’ve gotten to the point where you think it’s OK to call the POTUS a “clown” during a Presidential debate, and that doing so is not only acceptable but a good thing, you no longer have principles as a person. You now believe that literally “anything goes” provided your enemy is beaten.
This was a new low for our country. The fact that so few people were outraged by it indicates how far we’ve fallen as a people. Personally, I am disgusted.
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