Breaking Down the Last Debate | October 23, 2020 | Hour One
Here's your conservative, not bitter host, Todd Huff.
That is right. You are listening to dumb conservative, not bitter talk. And yes, I am your host, Todd Huff. You can always reach me by email, Todd at The Todd Huff show.com facebook.com slash The Todd Huff Show. For those that want to watch the program. Live or on demand actually watch it on our website. Who knows what Facebook will do it they'll take us down. We're on Facebook, YouTube, Periscope as well. If you're watching there, good morning, if you are listening on the radio on freedom 95 It is a pleasure to be here. No matter where you are watching or listening to this program. It is it's good to be here. So last night was the third and final debate before the 2020 election folks we're down to about what is it 10 days or so 10 days or so to election day. And you know, I have a couple of initial thoughts about last night's debate. Number one, Trump had made a decision that the American people were going to hear about hunter Biden, they were going to hear about his laptop, they were going to hear about the corruption in the Biden administration, they were going to be reminded that all the things that Biden said he was going to fix in American society, I guess, in our government the way that it works all these utopian promises. Remember, Biden, by the way is promised to cure cancer, diabetes, or Alzheimer's. And last night, we learned that he's also going to get COVID taken care of pretty immediately as well. Also going to repeal the Trump tax cuts. And you know, I think he made a fatal flaw and a very serious flaw with his comments about making a transition from big oil. He's said this before. He said this before, but you look at states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, potentially Ohio, but Pennsylvania is a big state. As far as this election is concerned, it's one of those states that Democrats on paper, the Democrats should win Pennsylvania. And so you look at the role of oil in at least part of that part of that state. And you see a candidate that's out there saying that he is going to effectively do away with it. Right, we're going to be moving away from it. Or if you see candidates talking about moving away from big coal, this is why Joe Manson's vote as a senator in West Virginia is always so fascinating because they are, you know, West Virginia's, of course, is a big coal state. And the democrats have done all they can to make coal one of their number one enemies. And so this, this hurts them. Now, it doesn't seem to hurt Democrats, senators from getting elected in that state. But when it comes to the presidential candidates, Hillary's herself there and of course, Trump is does incredibly well there. So and Biden, not as well, that doesn't do well there as well. So anyway, Biden's comments last night about big oil. I've got a soundbite a montage of clips from Biden, talking about fracking, which fracking is a big thing. fracking is a big thing in certain states in this country fracking is, has been very helpful to energy prices whenever oil starts to really creep up in cost. fracking is something that combats that because there's very it's there's better ways When oil gets to those those prices to get these to get energy out of the ground. So anyway, fracking is an enemy of, of Biden as well. We've got the soundbite proven he doesn't want to admit that because again, politics is the art of trying to convince people trying to convince people you're for something that's important to them. When really, when really most of these politicians don't care one way or the other, what they're trying to do is either get into office or remain in office. But I think as the as the debate as this went as a debate, this was the Well, of course, there are only two to choose from, since we didn't have the third one, because, you know, they, again, they just didn't want to put Biden in this position. Biden has been protected for a while. And that's what they want to do. They want to keep the guy in the basement, they don't want him to be the face of they really just want the anger, your anger, maybe not your anger. But other Americans anger towards Trump to be the factor in this election that makes them cast their vote for their vote for Biden, they don't want Biden have to make his case they want to simply drive the American voter into such a hatred for Trump such a fear of Trump, they get them to cast the ballot for Joe Biden instead. So they hide him in the basement, and they try to demonize and attack Trump. This is clearly the strategy. But this debate did not, did not allow that. Trump I thought did a good job he was he gave Biden space this time to answer his questions. And I would say Biden's primetime performances that people actually watch, which include this debate in the first one. Biden did not look, Biden had moments when I thought he was about to really begin to unravel. You could tell that he was struggling, the more that this went on, he didn't have any incredibly terrible moment. That was obvious to all people. I think the comment about transitioning from from oil in this country, I think that that is something that is going to potentially hurt him with some undecideds we shall see. But it definitely was obvious that he was struggling, in my estimation. Now, they'll probably say he was just having a stuttering problem, but it was much. I think it was it was more than that. I think he was having whether whether he was tired, whether there's something else that's, that's going on. And there's a lot of speculation about that. And there's a lot of concern about that. These are, I think, fair questions. And it's again, I take no joy in this I pleasure in this and saying this. But there, you know, cognitively, there are questions that need to be I think asked, and they've they've gotten to this point without having to address them really. And but I do think that they were somewhat obvious last night in the debate. I also thought that as the debates go, that this was run better than most, however, however, it was, you know, in a lot of ways, the moderator I think, did a good job. But you know, my wife and I, we commented It was funny every time every single time. I think the most, the most repeated line of the night was something to this effect. Mr. Vice President, would you like to respond to that? I noticed that every after every issue Trump would try to get the last word in. And of course he would because she couldn't stop him. But as soon as he finished, he would ask, Mr. Vice President, would you like to respond? And so I mean, it was almost to the point where I was, it made me laugh. You gotta be kidding me. Does he get the does she realized she's doing this? Or is this just her implicit bias to use a term the left likes to say against conservatives and so forth? Anyhow, but I think it was good. Trump did much better. He was also aggressive. He made sure that people again heard about the Biden laptop, the corruption, how long Joe Biden has been in Washington, DC. Why hasn't Joe, Joe, why haven't you fixed these things? You know, it's amazing to me, Trump would say it's amazing to me that this guy gets up here, talks about all these things he's going to do why why didn't he do it for 47 years? Why not? He was vice president for eight years. You know, there were a couple of times Biden, in his response to Trump's comments, he would say, Well, I was just vice president. Okay, well, are you now saying that the Obama Are you agreeing with me that you should have done more in the Obama administration to not let you do that? Is that what you're now insinuating? former Vice President Joe Biden, is that what you're saying here? That's almost what it sounded like. Now bide would never say that. I mean, he did say it indirectly, but he would never say it directly. Because of course, it is the Oh Biden, Obama administration. Biden, and Obama are best buddies and all this sort of stuff. That's what we're supposed to believe this is the sort of thing that's supposed to help him secure the Obama voter back from 2008 2012. And those that love Barack and Michelle Obama, that's what this is designed to do. Of course, my question was, why was brought Barack Obama one of the very last Democrats to come out and publicly endorse Joe Biden, even after I point this out? This is true, by the way. I had people say to me on social media, well, it is historical precedent that the former presidents not get involved in the primary process choosing his or her replacement, because they want the primary process to run its course without interfering and all this sort of stuff. Okay, fine. But why wait until not only the last Democrat, opponent of Biden drops out. So now there's nobody left he still, he was just Biden Sanders and dropped out no one else in the field. Barack Obama did not endorse, even at that point for several days, for several days, then Sanders who had dropped out comes in and endorses on bob Biden. And after that, a couple days later, then Obama endorses Biden. Does that make sense to you? But the point is, look, the point is, is that none of these things are what we're supposed to believe that they are, none of these things are. Our true this is this is largely smoke and mirrors. And that's why debates if done properly, which, again, what we witness really are not debates. It is a presentation of sound bites we don't get I mean, how can you get it you have 30 seconds to respond. Mr. Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, 30 seconds for this two minutes for that one minute for this. I mean, come on. And we're talking about complex, fundamentally important concepts and ideas and principles and ideological issues you got, you got 60 seconds. Of course, you got to use sound bites. But, again, given the rules and the reality of what this was, I thought Trump did it very well. He was much more what I want to say, I don't want to say reserved, because Trump's never reserved, but he was much more willing to let Biden talk this time, which I think certainly helped him. He was also aggressive. And I don't think overly aggressive. I'm sure somebody out there thinks he was still too tough and still too hard on Joe Biden, that sort of thing. The other thing, the other thing was, if anyone out there was playing the drinking game, which some people do this for things like is if anyone was out there playing the drinking game, and had to take a drink every time Biden said Come on, man, they would have been completely plastered about an hour into this thing last night Biden, I don't know if they tell him this before. Also, if you would have had to drink every time Biden looked up to the sky and kind of side and rolled his eyes. Biden did a lot of that. I think that's again, this is all coached stuff. When your opponent is talking, you know, look up on the look up to the sky and just kind of roll your eyes make it sound like he's just completely making things up. Just you know, your body language has to communicate this and use the word Come on, man. You know how Biden did when he confronted a democrat primary voter, when he said, Come on fat, remember that? Come on fat. And then they the campaign tried to say Biden said come on facts, which, you know, normally I would say that doesn't make any sense for for for Joe Biden's comments, I think well, maybe that doesn't maybe it does make sense. Come on facts. mean, that's not a complete sentence or even anything really close to a complete thought. The campaign said that Biden was effectively saying that this individual need to consider the facts about what he was accusing Biden of, but that's not what he said. He said, Come on fat. Anyhow, so last night's debate again, I mean,when it comes to ideas when it comes to who was in control that thing last night. It was clearly Donald J Trump, when it came to who got you know, again, like kid glove treatment anytime, Trump push too hard on the hunter Biden email situation laptop situation. THE MODERATOR wouldn't let that go too far, she did ask a couple of general questions, but nothing too hard. She didn't press him too hard on, on answers or anything of the sort pertaining to that. But But this was discussed and Trump made sure of it. So again, the American people at least got to see that and hear that. But whether or not they still understand the level of possible corruption, and just all out bad things that have appeared to have been the case, from from Biden in the just dealings with with foreign governments and so forth, that whether the average person grips that or cares about that, people that are still undecided, which again, happy to be undecided at this point, I that's, that's beyond my ability to truly comprehend, if you follow this thing, 5% if you just pay half, a little tiny bit of attention, I don't know how you can be undecided, but they exist, but they exist. And so last night, you know, there's a couple things that I think could have moved them in Trump's Trump's favor. And I do hope that's the case. So that being said, take a timeout when it get into maybe even playing some sound bites here as we get into the program. But it's time to take a quick break, you are listening here to the home of conservative, not bitter talk, I should say to you that the views expressed on this program do not necessarily represent those of our advertisers and sponsors. But of course, they certainly should be back here in just a minute.
Welcome back, you know, I want to start here, I want to start here by playing a montage, this is something that Vice President Pence tweeted out recently, I don't know a couple of earlier this week, maybe I believe I remember seeing and retweeting it, because there was this conversation as to whether or not Biden was for or against fracking, against against fracking is it's important for fracking is where you use you, you inject liquids and so forth into the ground high pressure, using high pressure technology, and, you know, you're born into the ground at a certain angle, and it's it's forcing, you're able to pull oil out of the ground, or not just oil but but energy, natural gas, I believe can be this can be done with as well. And it helps it's a more effective, efficient way of pulling energy out of the ground. And so if, for example, a president says or presidential candidate says that he or she wants to get rid of big oil, then by very definition, by very get rid of oil in general get transition away from fossil fuels, right? If you want to transition away from fossil fuels, you also want to transition away from fracking. Because if you're not allowed to get fossil fuels out of the ground using fracking, or excuse me, if you're not allowed to get fossil fuels out of the ground, then you therefore eliminate the need for fracking because that's precisely what fracking does. Okay. So Biden was really he, I think, again, I think he made a very, very critical error last night and saying that he was he only he wanted to transition away from oil, people in oil producing states, which, you know, immediately places like Texas come to mind, but western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma. You know, when you look at fracking, it's all the way up to the Dakotas. So these are states that that means a lot to them. In fact, when these economies remember, in the Obama economies, the Obama economy, I should say, when the the new normal was 1% GDP growth or whatever it was that pathetic, anemic, awful, economic situation. We found ourselves in Barack Obama's economy much like Jimmy Carter's economy from the late 1970s. That that economy To me, what one of the things that was holding that economy up was fracking. In fact, if you go back in your memory, and you remember that, there were, there were a lot of really good jobs that were being created in the Dakotas, people were actually moving into those, those states, and getting some really, really good high paying jobs, because there was such a demand. And there were not. I mean, they were, you know, training people left and right, they were paying all sorts of I think bonuses and just different things and giving people the opportunity to make a really good living at at being involved in the fracking industry. So at one point, that was actually one of the catalysts for economic growth in spite of the Obama economy. So but fracking Look, there, it's impossible to list all of the things that the radical left is, is has made its enemy. But fracking is certainly on that on that list, and I want to play this, this is a 4044 second soundbite. Now, I want to say, I do want to say this. There are certain soundbites in here where they are specifically talking about banning fracking on public lands. That's what Biden said last night in the debate, I'm not against fracking, I'm against fracking on public lands. Okay, fair enough to a point. But folks, if you say, if you want to say, I want to migrate away from fossil fuels, I want to no longer have an energy have America's energy be predicated upon the discovery of not the discovery, but the pulling of fossil fuels from the ground. If I want to move from that I don't want to see fossil fuels be the way the the energy source for America, you are therefore saying you don't want fracking? Because there's nothing else left to frack if you can't frack for natural gas and oil. So as I play that, keep that in mind, because Biden may have just offended enough people in say, Pennsylvania, which is down to according to the Trafalgar group 1.1% was the latest lead Biden had in their poll, which was, I think, taken maybe late last week. That's how close this election is in Pennsylvania. So listen to the soundbite and just think about it. To me this was it wasn't necessarily a highlight exchange. But I think it may be something that gets a negative reaction from voters. Here's this, this montage again, this was not from the debate. But this is a montage of some of soundbites, that illustrates Biden illustrates Biden's and Kamala Harris's hatred for an opposition to fossil fuels. and by extension, fracking, here you go.
Any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration, though, we would work it out, we would make sure it's eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those. I guarantee we're gonna do fossil fuel, no more no no fracking that gradually move away from fracking. And I think it's critically important on day one, that we end any fossil fuel leases on public lands. What about fracking and pipeline structure is the same thing I want to do they want to phase out fossil fuels, and we're going to phase out fossil fuels. There's no question i'm in favor of banning fracking. There's no question that Kamala Harris and the Harris Biden administration, I should add, there's no question that she is against fracking. She wants to eliminate fracking Biden wants to eliminate fossil fuels. He's on record there. In fact, that very first question, that very first question that was asked, was asked at a I think it was at a debate, a democratic debate. And, you know, Biden, mitted, there was no rule for for fracking. In a Biden administration. No room for fracking. Now he wants to take that back. He's being inconsistent but then again, look, it doesn't matter. Too many, too many voters. Come on, man. Come on, man to say that look up at the sky, Joe, roll your eyes. Put that big smile on your face as Trump's talking. Just try to make it look like the guys making up stuff. And we think that you can, can cruise through this debate with, you know, those sorts of behaviors. We don't want you to have to actually engage in substantive debate, exchange of ideas, because, candidly, that's when the wheels become, start to come off this thing. So, gotta take a timeout. Come back here, continue our discussion of last night's debate, final debate here in the final 10 days or so before election day, you're listening to conservative, not bitter talk. I am your host, Todd Huff back in just a minute.
Welcome back. So lots of exchanges last night Adolf Hitler's name was invoked in the debate so as Abraham Lincoln's I don't know if you caught this last night, Biden, of course, accusing Trump of being racist, xenophobe, because this whole look, this was a replay of debate. Number one, this was a replay of debate number one, minus the yelling over one another and the interruptions and the name calling from Biden, Joe Biden called Trump names Trump clearly interrupted more Biden just called Trump names. In the first debate. This was a review. We didn't get into foreign policy as we were supposed to why did we not get too much into it? Trump may made sure we got into a little bit. But why did we not because it actually helps Trump and hurts Joe Biden. That's why but there was a couple of exchanges. Of course, we had this, this another long discussion of COVID. Trump reminding the American people that Biden said that closing the deal, instituting a travel ban with China, during the early stages of the pandemic, Biden said that those actions were xenophobic, and maybe even racist. So there had this this exchange happened in the wake of that. Or as my relationships with all people, I think I have great relationships with all people. I am the least racist person in this room.
What do you say to Americans who are concerned by that rhetoric? I don't mean, I don't know what to say I got criminal justice reform done and prison reform and opportunity zones. I took care of black colleges and universities. I don't know what to say. They can say anything. I mean, they can say anything. It's a very, it's makes me sad. Because I am, I am the least racist person. I can't even see the audience because it's so dark. But I don't care who's in the audience. I'm the least racist person in this room. Okay, Vice President Biden. Let me ask you very quickly, and then I have a follow up question for you. Abraham Lincoln here is one of the most racist presidents we've had in modern history. He pours fuel on every single racist fire. Every single one started off his campaign coming down the escalator saying is getting rid of those Mexican rapist. He's banned Muslims, because they're Muslims. He has moved around and made everything worse across the board. He says to them about the poor boys. Last time we're out boys. He said, I told him to stand down and stand ready. Come on. This guy is a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn
President Trump, I'm going to give you 10 seconds to respond. And then I have a follow you made a reference to Abraham Lincoln, where did that come in? And then you said, No, we're good. No, no, you see, I said, Not since Abraham Lincoln has done what I've done for the black community. And I'm gonna say, I'm Abraham Lincoln. I said, Not since Abraham Lincoln. Has anybody done what I've done for the black community? Now? That's exactly what he said, Joe Biden, you know, part of me wonders of Joe Biden. When he said it, I thought that Joe Biden was trying to be funny, but then there's a part of me that's like that he just, you know, insert the wrong name here and call him Abraham Lincoln. I don't know. I don't know. But this is the sort of stuff last night again, Hitler's name was invoked, as as well. But what these these allegations against Trump, the allegations against Trump that say, Trump is, is racist because he calls Mexicans rapists that come across the border illegally. If you go back, it's it's so patently absurd. If you go back and listen to the to to what Trump said he's clearly referencing people who are criminals coming across the border. He's pointing that out. He's pointing out that there are people with bad intentions, people with criminal histories, people who are members of gangs who come across our border illegally, folks, that is undeniable. I mean, you can point to individual cases of Americans being killed by people who cross this this border illegally. They came into this country illegally, that is an deniable, he was not calling every single person who tried to cross that border. a rapist or a murderer or what on earth who thinks like that? Again, they don't even think like that. They just want to get away with making the allegation. They want to make these allegations of racism stick and that's what Trump's saying here. I'm the least racist person in this room, he says, which I love, by the way, I'm the least racist, racist person in this room. I have done more for the black community, Trump says than any other president besides possibly Abraham Lincoln, who, who freed slaves. This is what Trump Trump says. And he goes through and he points out some of the things he has done. He goes through and points out how he had to work with Democrats on these issues. prison reform, by the way, Joe, why didn't you and Obama do this? Biden said last night, we didn't do it because we had a Republican Congress. No, you didn't. First of all, the first two years, you had complete control of all of both houses of Congress plus the White House, you could have gotten through whatever you want it this is, by the way, why we have Obamacare, even though the death of Ted Kennedy, and the election of scott brown created a problem that almost prevented that from happening. Nonetheless, they had control in the Senate, in fact, in fact, they had 60 senators, folks, Scott Brown's victory moved that number to 59. for Democrats back then. But Trump kept going back to that, what have you done for 47 years sleepy Joe? Joe kept saying, Come on. Come on, come on. That's basically what happened in the debate last night. And then Trump would go back and bring up hundreds emails and corruption, and I've got some sound bites from that as well. But that being said, I gotta take a timeout. You're listening here to some of conservative, not bitter talk. I am your host, Todd Huff back here in just a minute.
Welcome back, Trump did continue to pound Biden over the laptop from hell, as he called it last night, Hunter's laptop and continuing to find out more about that texts and all sorts of stuff that continue to trickle trickle into the news. But listen to this exchange. Now, the moderator, she basically is trying to talk about anything but this you'll hear that during this exchange, but Trump, Trump kind of pushes Biden into a corner and Biden gives an explanation. Biden gives an x this is his explanation for Hunter's laptop, buckle up for this. Here we go.
Let me ask them follows me please respond to this is true about Russia, Ukraine, China, other countries a wreck. If this is true, then he's a corrupt politician. So don't give me the stuff about how you're this innocent baby. Joe, they're calling you a corrupt politician. want to stay on the issue of race. We're talking about talking about race right now and I do want to stay on the issue of race. President Trump respond to thatnplease look very clear our 50 former National Intelligence folks who said that what this he's accusing me of is a Russian plant. They have said that this is all the care for five former courses. Both parties say what he's saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except them. His and his good friend Rudy Giuliani. You mean the laptop is now another Russia Russia Russia hoax Are you that's exactly what this exactly what is where he's going. The law is Russia. I want to stay on the issue of race. You have to be kidding. Here we go again with Russia. We're gonna continue on the issue of race, Mr. Prez. Boy, oh boy. Here we go with the Russia, Russia, Russia. The laptop is has been planted by Russian operatives. They somehow got hunter Biden's personal. All of his personal information. They somehow got his signature. They somehow found someone that has the general description. Have hunter Biden to take it off to take it to this. This shop, they knew they knew that if they took the lap of the laptop to this repair shop, that the you know, they wouldn't go back and pay for it. So they knew that the person at the shop would actually review the contents of the laptop and that they would find the contents of the of the laptop, and that they would then release the contents of the laptop. They knew that they would make a backup onto a hard drive of the laptop, because they gave the laptop to the FBI. That's who knows where that is. We've not seen not seen that comb, he's probably giving instructions on what to do with that to the new FBI personnel since he's not there anymore. So he got can comb, he's probably giving instructions on how to keep that hidden or destroyed. For all we know, it's been the victim of one of Hillary Clinton's email, excuse me, a cell phone hammers, which of course is what you do, right? I mean, you look at all the electronic devices that the left is destroyed. Even even going back to this. The folks that have been investigated here recently, with all the, you know, the the spying, and so forth on the Trump campaign, all these electronic devices that had been wiped clean, said that their factory settings re reset to factory settings on their iPhones and so forth. The amount of electronic devices that have been that have had bleach bit applied to them that have had cell phones, or that have had hammers smashed into them, or that had just simply been reset to factory settings. It's astonishing. I mean, he has no interest in this and that for all we know, that's what's happened to this laptop, but the Russian operatives knew, they knew that the FBI would get it and price smash it with hammers. They knew that the owner of the shop would back it up. And he would find this information about hunter Biden emails that had been said to have been confirmed, and their authenticity, text messages and so forth. All these things. They knew that and that they would find and that they pay that they they knew that this would be released, just in the final days of the election so that they could get Donald Trump elected again. Donald Trump elected again, why would they why would Russia what Donald Trump elected it? I mean, what what world does this even make sense? Why would they want President Donald Trump? Why? Because he's been nice and easy on them. It's preposterous what they want you to believe. Anyway. Biden says that this is Russia. Russia's though that's why there's a laptop. I don't know anything about this laptop is not my not my son's laptop. It can't be my son's laptop. It's Russia's Russian plant. Give me a break. So Trump says as well and he's right. This is crazy stuff. But then again, we live in crazy desperate times the left is worried about this and scared as they should be heading into Election Day. Got to come back and wrap up. You're listening to conservative, not bitter talk. I'm your host, Todd Huff back in just a minute.
Welcome back by naso, just a couple other things he did last night he called for a $15 an hour minimum wage to be the law of the land. Which of course, it's interesting listening to people like Biden are to try to articulate and defend that. He by the way he did that he said that increasing the minimum wage has never put a business out of business. I mean, just the the ignorance and naivete of some of these things that we have to be subjected to, but lots of other leftist ideas were on display last night as well but was not a good performance. Is it enough? I hope so folks, I sure hope so. Trump is in good position here with this map. We had 10 days to find out Have a great weekend. See you Monday SDG take care