The VP Debate: Kamala Harris Stood Strong Against Mike Pence
The VP debate was interesting, to say the least. Various topics were discussed ranging from Trump’s $750 tax receipt to environmental and fracking issues. It was a very calm, professional debate, which was a complete contrast to the recent Presidential debate.
It seemed that during the debate, a certain guest appearance stole the spotlight: a fly which perched on Vice President Pence’s head for several minutes. If that doesn’t tell you how boring the VP debate was, maybe the thousands of ‘fly on Pence’s head’ memes will.
Besides memes, people even made fake Twitter accounts for Pence’s special guest. Various memes compared Pence and his pet fly to ‘the potato salad left out at the cookout.’ While creative and hilarious, is this a sign that Americans are bored with a professional debate?
The VP Debate Was Destined To Be Boring
So, why are we so conditioned to hate boring? Why was the fly on Pence’s head the star of the show?
Well, probably because we’ve watched a reality TV star play commander-in-chief for almost four years. It’s hard to snap back into the world of professionalism and reality when the president’s highlighted our disorganized system.
The VP debate was destined to be boring, especially after watching the recent Presidential debate. Biden could barely get two words out, and Trump had a grand time dictating the stage and his “proud boys.” I’m fairly certain I had a small stroke trying to comprehend what they were saying.
This was not the case with the VP debate. Senator Harris was restrained and deliberate in which questions and comments she entertained, and we sure as hell knew when she was speaking.
After multiple comments to Vice President Pence to hush-up when she was speaking, we finally saw a Democrat’s backbone.
It was a moment of revelation for Democrats everywhere and showed that we’re finally ready to shift from pillow fights to head wounds.
Senator Harris Would Not Back Down
While Pence desperately tried to speak over Harris and dictate the discussion times, the moderator and Senator worked to tediously to shut him down.
Trump should take a page or two out of Pence’s book: stop talking when it’s no one wants to hear you.
That being said, Senator Harris had a lot to say during the debate about her opponent and the Trump administration. She mentioned Trump’s blatant disregard for American lives by neglecting to inform us about the coronavirus pandemic. As Pence desperately tried to paint Trump’s view of Americans as respectful, Senator Harrison reminded everyone that if he respected us, he wouldn’t have allowed 210,000 to die.
Also, she discussed Trump and Pence’s plans to demolish Medicare For All which would leave millions of Americans uninsured during a pandemic. Pence’s attempt to save face and push for private insurances failed as Harris pointed out that those with previous health conditions, such as the coronavirus, will suffer from their healthcare plan.
One can’t help but notice the Trump administration’s negligence when taking so long to come up with a better plan for our healthcare system.
Additionally, Senator Harris brought attention to the holy grail: Trump’s $750 worth of taxes. Then, she dropped the bomb that he’s $400 million in debt, and we were all on the edge of our seats waiting for Pence’s response. Harris asked, “Who does he owe money to? What’s influencing his decisions?”
Sadly, Pence did not comment on Trump’s taxes, or his overwhelming amount of misterious debt.
Additionally, Senator Harris shut-down rumors and made it very clear that Biden does not plan to raise taxes for any American that makes under $400,000 annually. This is contrary to the lies that Trump and Pence’s campaign have spewed.
Her Facial Expressions Took The Cake For The Debate
Not only did we get to see a Democrat debate firmly and unapologetically, but we could also feel the sass seep from the Senator’s expressions. For what seemed like the entire debate, Senator Harris did not take her eyes off of Vice President Pence. You could almost see him shiver with intimidation.
Harris truly served as a live-action fact-checker for the American people. When Pence mentioned that our air is the cleanest ever recorded, Harris kept a steadfast, unapproving gaze. Her eyebrows alone could have screeched out “He’s LYING!”
Well, if no one will hold candidates accountable for their lies, Senator Harris surly will!
The Bottom Line
As Americans, we need to understand that even though Trump’s outbursts are infuriatingly entertaining, our presidential elections and debates should be held to the highest standard of professionalism.
However, this requires more than just waiting for your turn to speak. Candidates must be held to the highest moral standards, and for the future of our country, they must be required to be truthful during their campaigns and service.
By the looks of last night’s VP debate, if we want the truth from the Trump campaign, we’re going to have to ask that fly for some pillow talk.