2016 Presidential Debates or “What fresh hell is this?”

Winner: Fact checkers. They’ve been in high demand and kept busy. I hope they’re being paid per fact checked.

Winner: Twitter. Once again, Twitter proved its relevance. Without Twitter, I would have thrown something at the TV or died from implosion, you know, all that screaming inside my head and my chest.

Loser: All of us.

To be fair, I learned something useful from the pundits afterwards: From now on, if I ever get into an argument, I am just gonna rudely interrupt you the whole time, contradict you with false information, accuse you of having never done anything and saying/doing things you’ve never done, and threaten to use the judicial system for my personal vendetta against you, and we’ll still end up in a draw with all my earlier trespasses against decorum forgiven because right before the end of the discussion, I’m gonna say that I respect you for your never giving up. Thanks for the great tip!

All the great tweets, memes, jokes aside, as the debate wore on, it became more and more embarrassing by the minute. What are we watching? Are we on Jerry Springer? Trump may belong on that show. Hilary does not deserve this. WE don’t deserve this.

Do we even need the 3rd debate? Donald Trump used both debates as an opportunity to repeat lies throughout the 90 minutes. Why are we giving him this platform? We all have better things to do than to sit through 90 minutes of lies. Asking Hillary to face him off at another debate is giving this man the legitimacy that he has failed to earn over and over again. How many more chances are we giving him? Why aren’t we using “extreme vetting” on him as someone worthy to be “debated” against?

The world according to Trump:

Muslims = Terrorists
African Americans = Inner City dwellers
Women = Pussy for grab

I’ve lost my ability to be agape at Trump’s ability to lie with such ease and at people’s ability to remain “indecisive” on this. To be honest, I envision in the near future this’ll be a go-to case study for Psychology/Sociology/Ethnography 101. “Why did people afford him so many ‘benefits of doubt’ so many times?”

 

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  • Dufmanno October 12, 2016, 6:23 pm

    I can easily say that I’ve never seen anything so very confusing and painfully strange in all my years. The great and secret show- and we’re the captive audience. The idea of a third debate stirs fear in my heart- lol. How much more could it escalate? Will they wrestle?
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    • Absence Alternatives October 22, 2016, 1:57 pm

      Sorry baby your comment got stuck. I finally found my password to WordPress and rescued your words. Feeling like Batman right now. So we survived all three debates. I’m really not proud right now that we allowed three of these. Ugh.

  • Brian Martin October 19, 2016, 8:17 am

    Good I am excited to hear their future plan for the country!
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  • Lan Hoang October 20, 2016, 3:17 am

    Sooo….. you’re for Hillary?
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    • Absence Alternatives October 22, 2016, 1:59 pm

      I have lost words and patience for people at this point who are not. Even Glenn Beck begrudgingly said to vote for her. He still dislikes her (and I still don’t like him) but he at least is practical.

  • Lan Hoang October 22, 2016, 8:09 pm

    I live in a different country, so it would be very kind of you to explain to me all this politics stuff.
    – Is it really matter, who and which wing becomes dominant?
    – From what I know, some presidents of the U.S in the past were somehow incapable, or incompetent, too. So why it matters so much now?
    Excuse me for any misthought.

  • Vinny C October 26, 2016, 9:48 am

    As someone on the outside, looking in, I sometimes forget this is a process to determine the next leader of the US and not, in fact, an episode of Springer. I feel very concerned for the fate of you all. Then again, I’m pretty sure the whole world will reap the benefits in some way if Trump somehow won.

    I’m scared.
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