Morning Greatness: Kamala’s Face, Pence’s Fly Steal Show at Vice-President Debate

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has no public events on the schedule.


Two minutes of hate:

Last night we had the vice presidential debate. One big media takeaway from the debate was that a fly landed on VP Mike Pence’s head. That’s the media for you, so stunning, so brave with their analysis and insight. Here are just a few points I want to discuss.

Pence had a disadvantage as far as media coverage goes because he’s a man and anytime he tried to argue or dispute the disinformation campaign coming from Kamala, he’d be accused of sexism. Nevertheless, I think he did a good job. Kamala spewed out the predicable talking points: the “good people on both sides” and the Eurotrash countries don’t like us, won’t answer if Biden/Harris will pack the court, and Trump knew there was a deadly pandemic but kept it secret. That lie is particularly absurd. Did Trump think he would hide the fact that people were dropping dead of a novel virus? Do you know what Kamala was doing in January when she was briefed on the Chinese virus? She was voting to convict the president during the impeachment saga. And of course, all the Democrats flipped out when Trump banned travel from China to stop more infections from entering the United States. What did the Democrats do about the virus? Nothing, they disappeared.

The other lie that needs to be addressed is about “the scientists” and the coronavirus. Trump had many, many press conference with his team of scientists talking about the virus. The scientists repeatedly spoke out and gave updates but the media ignored them and asked President Trump foolish questions like “are you still shaking people’s hands?” Even St. Anthony Fauci has said the president did not hide anything from the public and that the same information that was discussed in the task force meetings was the same information presented to the public. But what we didn’t hear was what a Biden/Harris administration would do differently to manage the virus, in fact their “plan” sounds just like President Trump’s plan.

Another feature of the debate was Kamala’s attempt at being sassy. She kept saying “I’m speaking” to play the women card. It’s a debate, lady, it’s going to get heated. When it was all said and done, both participants had about the same amount of time.

Overall, I think it was a good debate. Will it make a difference? Probably not.

Debate reports:

Fly on Mike Pence’s head steals the buzz from vice presidential debate, and Biden can’t complain

Kamala Harris Repeats Lie That Trump Called Virus A ‘Hoax’

Kamala Harris’s facial expressions during debate go viral

Kamala Harris Pushes Unverified Story About Russian Bounties On American Troops In The Middle East

I wonder why: Moderator Susan Page Asks ZERO Questions About Kamala Harris Raising Money For Bail Fund That Helped Release Domestic Abusers

Harris accuses Pence of covering up Covid and bungling pandemic response

Pence rips Harris for undermining COVID-19 vaccine at vice presidential debate

Harris: Biden Admin Will Repeal Tax Cuts ‘On Day One’

ABC Brings in Doctor to Speculate About Pence’s Health

Man steals Biden lawn sign — and the local newspapers that reported on the theft

Pence denies systemic racism, Harris decrys Trump administration ‘pattern’ of racism in historic debate

Vice presidential debate: Kamala Harris ducks Pence’s court-packing question

Harris, Pence disagree over whether justice was served for Breonna Taylor

Protesters in Wisconsin clash with cops, toss rocks at private homes after decision not to charge cop in shooting

CNN’s Jake Tapper asks if Harris couldn’t ‘steamroll’ as much as Pence because she’s a woman


Election news:

NJ letter carrier arrested for allegedly discarding ballots, other mail

Pelosi on ‘The View’: White House should stage a Trump ‘intervention’

Facebook bans political ads after polls close on Election Day as U.S. tensions rise

Feds cleared to investigate when it suspects election fraud involving USPS, defense employees

Biden gets post-debate bounce in crucial battleground states: polls

LOL. Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden

Biden crosses 270 threshold in CNN’s Electoral College outlook for first time


Coronavirus updates:

Top White House security official ‘gravely ill’ with COVID-19, report says

‘Magnitude of this failure is astonishing’: Medical journal writes unprecedented editorial against Trump for COVID

Regeneron asks FDA for emergency authorization of its Covid-19 antibody therapy given to Trump last week

‘Just not fair’: Communities bristle at new NYC shutdowns

34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo


Riots/protests/Black Lives Matter/crime:

Missouri governor says he’ll pardon St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters after indictment

Protests roil Wisconsin as officer accused of killing black teen not charged

Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron files motion to keep Breonna Taylor grand jury files secret


Other morsels:

Cunningham uses environmental awards event to apologize to voters

Intel chief Ratcliffe offers ‘foot-tall binder’ of Russia docs to DOJ

Texas man who sold AR-15 rifle used in 2019 Midland-Odessa mass shooting pleads guilty to dealing firearms without license

Klobuchar changes tune on remote hearings amid Barrett confirmation fight after being challenged by Chris Wallace


And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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