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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Vice Presidential Debate Live!

Evening, folks. It's time for "the other guys," the quadrennial Vice Presidential Debate. Tonight we've got a battle of 60 something white guy former governors, Tim Kaine from Virginia and Mike Pence from Indiana. These events are usually not events that produce knock-out blows but they can be entertaining and often produce memorable one-liners such as Lloyd Bentson's quip that Dan Quayle was "no Jack Kennedy." I hope you'll join me from 8:30pm onward to follow the debate from Longwood University in Virginia.

68 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A very good Veep Debate evening to all of you. I'm blogging live from the watching party over at the student union on campus. Let the games begin!!

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buttocks

8:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The moderator, a correspondent for CBS News that I don't know has been introduced.

8:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, John - how are you, mate!

8:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A bit of a sparse crowd here tonight. Kaine and Pence aren't quite the draw that Trump and Clinton are.

8:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The group sponsoring this event tonight has opted for the quiet, staid coverage on C-Span. None of that Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity cable news muck for three kids, Good on 'em.

9:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The candidates have been introduced and are looking relaxed, First question is about experience.

9:05 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

I'm on with you. Canned response to start.

9:06 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Ugh.

9:06 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Answer the friggin question.

9:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine begins by evading the question and talking about civil rights and HRC. Answer the question, mate - we don't care what you think of Longwood.

9:07 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Maybe the strategy is to get everyone to shut off the TV before Pence talks.

9:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, Johnno! Great to have you on board!

9:08 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Uh-oh, Pence trying to make eye contact with me. I feel queasy.

9:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This could be long night - Pence launches into a standard stump speech.

9:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence is trying to hypnotize you, mate.

9:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

If the audience here at Fredonia is any thing to go on, most Americans are watching Chopped right now.

9:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine Isi asked to defend HRC against charges of untrustworthiness. Doesn't really address that.- moves on quickly to knocking Trump.

9:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence gets a similar question. Goes after HRC straight away. These two are like Vinnie Jones welcoming Akan Sheaer to the match.

9:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine interrupts first trying to accuse Trump and Pence of Putin-loving, Another interruption about Trump's taxes. Kaine is coming off as testy.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quijano is all over it.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaine is coming off as gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Oh... he is gay.

9:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine now details Obama accomplishments in order to build the case for HRC as following his legacy. Pence now butting in. This could get out of hand quickly. Where's Lester Holt?

9:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now, now JDLC - I do believe that Johnno was saying that it was Pence who was giving him the eye,

9:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boilerplate Republican trickle down stuff from Pence now.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL ;)

9:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice planned line there from Kaine - do you want a You're Hired President in HRC or. You're Fired President in Trump. That will make the highlight reels.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How fitting. Kaine's dad was in "iron".

9:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence asked about Trump's taxes now. He evades it by going back to the boilerplate stuff - lower taxes on the rich and regulations.

9:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence asked about Trump and his taxes again. He goes to the legality, but what about the morality?

9:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine goes after the issue again hard...like iron, I suppose. Ouch!

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pence is a master.

9:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The moderator nags them about speaking over each other. Now on to SSI.

9:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I feel bad for him; he got beaten up trying to defend Trump. He should be running with Cruz.

9:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now on to crime and race.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gay as a maypole.

9:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine speaks to his record ini Richmond, VA. Community policing - fairly safe approach.

9:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ha! Hits Pence on Stop and Frisk policy. Good jab.

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaine and his "wife" have an open marriage, according to Mr. Kaine. Of course they do. He's gay. Can you imagine if Trump said he and Melania have an open marriage?

9:31 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Community policing works wonderfully well in our nation's capital.

9:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence speaks about his uncle, a police officer. Agrees with Kaine on community policing. Police union endorsement. Claims that people of badmouthing, perhaps HRC?

9:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

How far into the bottle of Courvoisier are you, JDLC?

9:34 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Kaine and his wife don't have an open marriage. Jeez

9:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine speaks specifically ago police killings and criminal justice reform.

9:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's just the cognac sparking, John. 😉

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Rogers with dreadlocks. Oh... I'm so sure that's what he was called.

9:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence finally gets around to defending Stop and Frisk.

9:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine goes after Trump's most outrageous statements.

9:38 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

9:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now on to immigration - Pence tries to tie immigration to the economy. What would your migrant workers make of that notion, Johnno?

9:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence goes after the HRC "basket off deplorables" comment, Kaine responds that HRC apologized and wonders when Trump has ever apologized.

9:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine outlines the basic Obama Dream Act immigration policy. A strep forward but not the open borders policy that I'd like to see.

9:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence is asked how immigrants will be removed. Not much of a response of that, only a few words about criminal aliens. How do you "move them out?"

9:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine makes a strong pitch for multicultural America.

9:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is the world safer? Kaine thanks it is.

9:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice zinger about Trump's tweets about Miss Universe. That was a body blow. Pence looks winded.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaine kicking ass now.

9:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence believe that the country is less safe because of Obama's weak leadership. Interesting that Pence is sounding like a standard neocon while Trump has been pitching an isolationist approach, Significant distance between them there.

9:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Pence is attacking the Iran deal.

9:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pence is asked to defend the "extreme vetting" program. He wants to suspend the Syrian refugee program. Kaine hits them on focusing on the danger instead of an entire religion.

9:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaine is asked to defend the intelligence surge idea. This is weak terrain for Kaine and HRC. He speaks about outsourcing intelligence to private companies, frightening stuff,

9:56 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Intelligence surge is two things. It's "intelligence" and it's a "surge".

9:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off home now, lads. Nice chatting with you.

9:56 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

The work together in the Senate line is one you can only use once.

9:57 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Bob-san . . . you are our glue!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quijano is superb

9:59 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Did Pence just call Putin a "bully"?

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodnight Johnno!

10:01 PM  

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