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Friday, October 16, 2020 -- The Chillin & The Grillin, The Media's Double Standard, A Vaccine Is Coming

The Chillin' & The Grillin'
That's a good way to describe last night's two town hall events with former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.  Every question Savannah Guthrie posed to Trump was an attack, while virtually every question George Stephanopoulos posed to Biden was a softball (not one question about Hunter Biden), and he still struggled to keep up.
Incredibly, Joe Biden needed a note card to remember the details of his own tax plan.  Think about that.  Biden had notes, quite a contrast to Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who had no notes during her confirmation hearings!
Biden said again that police should be trained to shoot criminals in the leg when they are running at them.  Well, if the person doesn't have a weapon, the police won't shoot them.  So obviously Biden's referring to someone with a weapon. 
But telling cops to shoot an armed attacker in the leg is just a bunch of malarkey, as Joe Biden would say.  For one thing, legs are smaller targets to hit and they're also moving as they are running.  This ridiculous idea will only lead to more dead cops.
Biden also suggested that the police should take social workers and psychologists when responding to a crime.  How's that going to work? 
One questioner at his town hall event wanted to know Biden's position on transgender rights.  Biden declared that eight-year-olds should be allowed to decide for themselves which gender they want to be. 
It's bad enough that the left has been telling parents for years that they have no right to know if their teenage daughter has an abortion.  Now the left is telling parents that they have virtually no rights at all when it comes to raising their children.
The Joe Biden of most of his career would not be saying nonsense like this.  It just shows how extreme his party has become and how much the left will control him.
Meanwhile, Guthrie conducted a 25-minute one-on-one debate with Donald Trump before she called on any voters at the president's town hall. 
Watching these two events shows how utterly idiotic it was for the debate commission to cancel the second presidential debate.  Both audiences were socially distanced with masks.  All they needed was one more chair at either event and we could have had a real debate. 
Biden Will Pack The Court
Joe Biden said last night that he is "open" to packing the Supreme Court if Republicans confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett.  So even though just 31% of voters oppose her confirmation, Biden's ready to blow up the Supreme Court.  That's all you need to know, my friends.
Kamala Harris and Chuck Schumer have been clear about their desire to pack the Supreme Court with left-wing activists.  Joe Biden won't stand in their way if Democrats have power next year.
The Media's Double Standard
NBC's Savannah Guthrie made her bias clear when she demanded that the president condemn white supremacy.  He has.  Repeatedly.  And he did so again last night.  Trump, however, demanded to know why Guthrie and others in the media never call on Joe Biden to condemn Antifa and other radical left-wing groups.
My friends, here's what you must remember:  One of the most dramatic moments when Trump condemned white supremacy was after the 2017 Charlottesville riot. 
During his press conference after that horrible event, the president said:  "I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally."
Yet that is what Biden, Harris and the Democrat Party have been lying about for three years.
Consider this:  There have been lots of protests and riots across the country in recent months.  Far too many times, the media, Biden, Pelosi, etc., have absurdly downplayed the seriousness of the riots while saying that most demonstrators were good people demonstrating for social justice. 
No one condemns the media for calling rioters and looters "good people."  That's because there is a difference between legitimate protests and violent riots.    
The same thing happened in Charlottesville.  There was a peaceful protest the day before over a historic monument that some people wanted to remove.  What happened later was a riot that involved neo-Nazis.  And Donald Trump explicitly condemned the neo-Nazis and white nationalists.
Yet for the past four years, the left has continued to smear the president and lie about what he said.
The Radical Left
We know from some research that some unknown percentage of people intend to vote for Joe Biden because they think he can bring the country together and that Donald Trump is incapable of doing so.  Sadly, they are so wrong. 
The left's extreme and unpopular agenda is precisely what is tearing the country apart, and it will be on steroids under "President Kamala Harris." 
You don't have to take my word for it.  Keith Olbermann, who made millions as a pundit for ESPN and MSNBC, wants to see President Trump, Vice President Pence, Judge Amy Coney Barrett and us, pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-family conservatives, "prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society." 
It would be a mistake to dismiss Olbermann's views as "fringe."  This is, after all, why Antifa exists.  And many progressives have no interest in bringing the country together.
There was a revealing moment yesterday about just how vicious the left has become.  At the conclusion of the Barrett hearings, Chairman Lindsey Graham walked over to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, and she hugged him.  The left erupted in rage, demanding Feinstein be replaced
A simple display of humanity between a Democrat and a Republican is too much for the left.   Yet somehow Joe Biden is supposed to bring the country together.
A Vaccine Is Coming
The CEO of Pfizer announced this morning that Pfizer's vaccine trial is going extremely well.  He stated that they would know by the end of October if the vaccine is effective and could apply for FDA approval by mid-November.  It will be in limited supply initially, so first responders, the elderly and others at high-risk will be first in line to receive the vaccine.
Once again, it looks like President Trump was right when he said we would have a vaccine soon, and that Dr. Fauci was wrong when he said we wouldn't have a vaccine until April.
Meanwhile, the chief economist of the World Bank warned yesterday that the pandemic "is morphing into a major economic crisis, with very serious financial consequences."
Of course, most Americans understand that, which is why they don't want the lockdowns Joe Biden is promising. 
President Trump is urging Congress to pass additional stimulus measures to help struggling families and small businesses.  But Nancy Pelosi would rather prolong the suffering than risk helping the economy.