Let’s be honest: On Wednesday night, the calm, Christian, Vice President Mike Pence curb stomped—with a smile—the harpy sitting across from him. As the kids say, never send a vacuous, identity politics-obsessed woman with a nails-on-chalkboard voice into a gunfight with a fly swatter. Actually, I’m not sure the kids say that. But whatever: Kamala Harris found out, in front of tens of millions of viewers, that Mike Pence is a smiling assassin of a debater.
With a style that is elegant but with an edge, Pence eviscerated Harris so many times it was like watching a master with a razor edged scalpel cleanly shiving her so many times she was a dead woman walking after ten minutes. While a terrible debater, even she had to have known that by the time Pence hit her on the packing of the Supreme Court that it was finished. She was just hoping to have a shred of dignity left when the final bell rang. Heck, she was probably praying to whoever in whatever faith she claims to have this week just to get off the stage as quickly as possible.
It was a masterful pivot by Pence regarding the Supreme Court and one that he prosecuted very well. Of course Harris didn’t answer the question. Not that she answered any questions in that debate. But what was she going to say about the Court? “You betcha, Mike, I’m all about destroying the Judicial branch of government and forever doing away with the separation of powers!”
To be clear, I never judge the man in the arena, but I do wish Pence would have kept going: “You won’t answer on the issue of the packing of the Supreme Court. Fine. I think we all know the answer, but while we’re at it, do you really believe in giving statehood to Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico? And how do you feel about removing the legislative filibuster from the Senate?” When Harris (naturally) dodged those questions as well, Pence could have come in with the sledgehammer and looked straight at the camera and said, “Fellow Americans, I am here to tell you that all three of those ideas have been advocated by Democrats. They are not interested in democracy: they are interested in one-party rule and in the end of you having a voice in this great republic.”
With the hearings for Amy Coney Barrett starting next week, the issue of the Supreme Court is going to be at the forefront of many people’s minds. In some polls, the American people are opposed to packing the Court by a 20-point margin, with other polls showing nearly 70 percent think packing the Supreme Court with more justices is simply a terrible idea.
As for statehood for Washington, D.C., two-thirds of the American people oppose that as well. And there’s this little thing called the Constitution that forbids it, so there’s that. The Left is pushing to add D.C. and Puerto Rico as states simply in order to secure more votes for themselves in the Senate and skew the Electoral College in their favor.
As for the green new deal, Pence did push the issue, and Harris continued to lie as she did about the issue of fracking. I do wish Pence would have pointed out that there is only one way to fully implement the socialist agenda of the green new deal: coercion. It is coercive socialism, plain and simple, and there is another term for coercive socialism with which many might be familiar—communism.
Some will say it was just a vice presidential debate, that it won’t change people’s minds. If Frank Luntz’s group of undecided voters from eight battleground states are any indication, au-contraire, dear reader! They found Harris to be “abrasive” and “condescending.” That’s not a good sign for the Harris-Biden ticket.
The woman who they’re (read Obama specifically) trying to backdoor into the White House through the empty husk of Joe Biden was shown last night somehow to even exceed Hillary Clinton in terms of her unlikeability. So in one thing at least, after getting dusted on virtually every other point, Harpy Harris walked away as the clear cut winner: in the category of “unlikeable” she scored a perfect ten.