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Microphones can be muted at the final debate

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by oragator1, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. ecogator

    ecogator VIP Member

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    If they plan on continuing to cover for the idiot by muting Biden every time he says something stupid or incorrect then we won't be hearing much from him. In that case, I am all for the new rule.
     
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  2. philnotfil

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    Perpetually. None of his failures are his fault, all of his successes are because he is so brilliant.
     
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  3. exiledgator

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    Two minutes of uninterrupted answers should be great:

    Mr. President, what would you do to improve healthcare in this country?

    Trump: China Virus wall ban greatest economy Hillary lame stream trade antifa suburbs loser 2 weeks gun rights supreme court taxes fauci sleepy failed nytimes demon sperm burning cities light bulbs blm Christmas abortion windows maga.

    Oookaaaay. Mr. Vice President, same question.
     
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  4. GatorJMDZ

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    Try again. They will be muted during each initial RESPONSE to a question, not just the opening statements.
     
  5. Trickster

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    He hasn't anything to lose, literally!:cool:
     
  6. VAg8r1

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    Apparently Trump is still going through with the debate although that can always change. During the last two weeks of the 2016 campaign Trump did tone down his performances and delivered a coherent message based on the economy. So far it looks like he is doubling down with a hardcore base strategy and if his performance this Thursday resembles his performances in the first debate, the town hall or at his MAGA rallies he will be doing Joe Biden a big favor, keeping in mind the way Biden's lead expanded following the first debate. During the last week or so Biden's lead over Trump has narrowed. If Trump is Trump that could very well change again.
     
  7. tegator80

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    The problem isn't so much that the debaters get uncivil but rather the moderator isn't capable of keeping the lid on the uncivility or playing fair for both sides. Kind of like Facebook, it sounds like trying to avoid something but end the end it is selective censorship.
     
  8. tampajack1

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    True. In both debates so far, the Democratic Party candidates were not treated fairly. Trump was allowed to do his obnoxious interruptive shtick and Pence was allowed to constantly go over his allotted time.
     
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  9. Gatorhall

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    You got it backwards there pal.
     
  10. Gatorhead

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    And on top of that Pence was given a "fly" prop, that the Harris didn't get.
    :devil:
     
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  11. docspor

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  12. AndyGator

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    Trump will kitty-cat out of the debate, claiming victimhood since he won't be allowed to be an obnoxious bully.
     
  13. VAg8r1

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    Before the first debate Trump was advised to let Biden talk with the hope that gaffe-prone Joe would hang himself. Although whether that strategy would have worked is somewhat debatable the fact that Trump was unable to control himself pretty much saved Biden from even that possibility and shifted the focus to the Donald who didn't have the good sense to realize that a televised debate wasn't a MAGA rally before his hardcore base.
     
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  14. docspor

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    I suspect Trump wants to go perform for his base. IMO, Biden should play it like he has a comfortable lead. Address the people & not the toolbox he shares the stage with & he'll be fine.
     
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  15. gatorpa

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    2/3 of Biden's answers was a canned response about 200k dead on Trumps watch that's their plan beat him with COVID deaths.
     
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  17. VAg8r1

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    Are suggesting that there haven't been 200,000 plus Covid deaths under Trump and more significantly that he didn't downplay the severity of pandemic and didn't discourage the wearing of masks, a very simple strategy that would have reduced the spread of the pandemic?
     
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  18. gatorpa

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    I'm suggesting the at least a half dozen times that all Biden responded with he sounded like a Parrot.
    As far as the rest of your run on question I won't play your game.
     
  19. WarDamnGator

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    Trump will just retort that by saying there were 200 billion H1N1 deaths when Biden was VP ... facts don't matter...
     
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