Written by Juliana Simone
Tough to jump in at this point, as details continue to unfold in the news. What I originally perceived after watching the first debate, was observed the next day by every level of commentator – from local talk show radio callers to veteran political analysts. The second day, or today, what was not yet detected, was also discussed.
In short, some voices said Donald Trump wasn’t prepared and lax, vs. some voices who said Hillary Clinton, who spent days if not weeks coaching for this first debate, was robotic and evasive. Both sides perceived themselves as winning or losing the televised broadcast that was viewed by eighty-one million, a number only achieved once before in America’s history, when President Jim Carter (D) held his one debate with his opponent, Ronald Reagan (R), who is viewed worldwide as one of our best Presidents, and went on to make many substantial marks in this country’s history.
People listening to early news on their televisions or over the radio on Tuesday heard the mainstream media press release which declared Clinton as the big winner on Monday night. Broadcasters quickly echoed this message for hours until, later in the afternoon, polls coming from many respectable sources such as the Wall Street Journal, showed voters believed Trump won the debate. Reporters from swing states who attended debate parties among the undecided, told their viewing audience the undecided all chose Trump over Clinton after watching the ninety minute event.
In general, analysts have said Trump was even, so he didn’t win or lose, and if he stays just on this level, he’ll be fine. They’ve also said Trump should have hit the ball out of the ball park, with the long list of baggage the former Secretary of State carries on her back. Laden with lies, crimes and misdemeanors, as well as general bad character, Hillary Clinton, shouldn’t even be considered as a presidential candidate. A complete embarrassment to our United States history, where over a million lives of our Military were lost since the Revolutionary War in defending liberty for all, this sad nominee, should not even be standing on stage.
However, that’s the democrat party. They elect and reelect many embarrassing former elected officials at whatever tier, to keep that seat for the power they need to continue their detrimental agenda. Their caucus rules, no matter how heinous the crime, permits them to overlook it, unless the party member is disposable, hurts one of their own, or can save someone higher up from being taken down due to duplicity.
Almost everyone commented on Clinton’s “robotic smile.” Agreed. She appeared to be a member of the cast “The Stepford Wives,” a film from the 1970’s, where real women were turned into replicas of their own self-image, but were no longer alive; essentially living breathing mannequins who would now just be subservient and placid females, happy homemakers, and obedient wives with no complaints.
Oddly smiling ear to ear throughout much of the ninety minute debate, she was either advised by her campaign consultants to make this expression due to her high ‘unlikeable’ numbers among voters, or she was just really ramped up on a damn good dose of whatever cocktail her doctor gives her to keep her appearing normal. Woo hoo! Who wouldn’t be smiling and thinking they were just having the best good time?
Her health has been an issue for a while, but most notably since she was caught on a smart phone video falling down twice, trying to get into the candidate’s SUV after the 9/11 memorial in New York. Other videos have been put up online that suggests she may have gotten injections from a staff security member, after momentary lapses during speeches. The Clinton campaign has laughed this away saying she had pneumonia, and didn’t even know this, but with antibiotics all is well now.
Back to the debate. Pundits have described the first thirty minutes as interesting and the last hour as dull. For Trump fans, looking for the Donald who took out sixteen exceptional fellow candidates since latter 2015, with brusque remarks and brazen observations, this polite Donald Trump, especially to someone as extremely disliked as Hillary Clinton, was less than they hoped for. For Clinton fans, they were happy to see this perceived fail on Trump’s part, and relished the pass that was given to their damaged candidate by mainstream media debate host, Lester Holt.
A big wipe off of the sweated brows of God-knows-why Clinton supporters and the majority of media, embraced the ninety minute censorship of the long laundry list of her blunders and corruption without conscience.
To name a few, Benghazi, where our American Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, after multiple appeals for help to then Secretary of State, Clinton, and the Obama administration, were left unheard, and he and his colleague, Sean Smith, were left to be tortured and murdered (Clinton lied about why this happened blaming the incident on an anti-Muslim video which was made, and not her own irresponsibility – this has long since been proven as a false narrative by Clinton); the Clinton Foundation, (which has raised around 100 million dollars in donations, some from our nation’s enemies, while she used her position as SOS to negotiate a pay-to-play position, which allowed them access to her in private meetings or the assurance of future deals when she presumed to the next elected President) and is now being investigated by the FBI; Hillary’s email scandal, which allowed her private server and highly classified information as SOS to be hacked by enemies across the globe which she shamelessly lied about knowing anything about to the FBI, and could easily be serving time right now if not for whatever dark political influence she somehow continues to manipulate.
An amusing moment in actual dialogue, was when Hillary said she was worried about the nation’s future economy, because she has two grandchildren now. (She has two from her only child, daughter Chelsea.) Does she really feel she is connecting with the majority of voters when making this glib statement? The two granddaughters are already growing up in a Manhattan apartment bought with their grandmother’s ill-gotten gains for 10.5 million dollars. They don’t need to worry about the future economy. Living a life of privilege, if they never choose to work, they will be left millions of dollars in trust funds.
In terms of those who felt Donald said little, he got out a few good jabs. When pressured by a hostile Hillary-friendly moderator, Lester Holt, as to why he hasn’t released his tax returns yet, Donald quipped, he would release his tax returns when Hillary Clinton released the 33K emails she deleted from her server.
On Hillary’s staid promises for what she would do if elected President, Donald noted, she has been in D.C. for thirty years, and has had this much time to act on any of these promises, and none have been accomplished. He reminded Clinton and viewers that under the Obama administration the country was 20 trillion dollars in debt, which the Obama-Clinton administration has doubled in almost eight years as President, and that his plan would bring the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan.
They also exchanged views on NAFTA, Clinton lauding her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for his eight years in the White House, and Trump saying he approved NAFTA which was the worst single trade deal ever approved in this country, and how bad it was for our manufacturing industry. She claimed to be against this and he reminded her she called it the Gold Standard.
In terms of experience, Trump said to his opponent Clinton, who challenged him on Washington experience, in comparison to hers, “Hillary has experience, but it’s bad experience.”
He mentioned the Iran deal and how bad this deal was, and that the country could not afford four more years of this kind of experience.
Debate number two should be worth watching for all voters in America.