A Sunday Sledge Commentary Just saying...

A Sunday Sledge Commentary  Just saying...

Two Old Men, Too Many Lies: The Unconvincing Biden-Trump Debate

By Kaffie Sledge

Special to the Courier

I think I know what the headline writers were trying for, but I disagree. First of all, both Biden and Trump are too old to have met at the OK Corral; plus both of them have too many candles on their birthday cakes to even meet at the ballot box.

After the debate, Trump supporters were celebrating his energy, and Biden supporters were rallying around Biden’s accomplishments. If, however, Biden and Trump were going after swing votes, they both missed the mark. Voters who were undecided before the debate didn’t change their minds after witnessing the performances of Statler and Waldorf, the two grumpy old men Muppets characters.

Regarding questions of age, Biden told us to look at his record, adding that for years he was the youngest person in politics. Now he is the oldest. Trump, with his pathologically lying self, said, “I think I’m in as good a shape as I was 20 or 25 years ago." He stopped short of telling us not to believe our lying ears and eyes.

Those of us who have lived long enough know Trump is lying about being as good as he was 20 or 25 years ago. He may be able to walk circles around Biden today, but Trump hasn’t demonstrated that he can think his way out of a wet paper bag. Biden may have issues with recall, but Trump definitely has issues with a lack of knowledge.

It seems The Rolling Stones were wrong when they told us, “You can’t always get what you want.”

No matter who we thought would win the Biden-Trump TV tussle, both sides of the viewing audience got exactly what they were looking for. Biden was acting old and forgetful, and he lost his train of thought. This was a plus for Trump supporters. And, as everyone predicted, Trump lied.

Biden had some misstatements of facts. CNN reported that he made at least nine misleading or false statements. Trump supporters are accustomed to his misstatements of facts. What they needed was for Biden to appear senile and kind of out of it from time to time. Their wishes were granted in spades.

Biden supporters also got what they wanted. Just about everything that came out of Trump’s mouth was a lie. One of his biggest lies was that almost everybody wanted Roe v. Wade overturned.

During the debate, Trump announced that recently he “aced” two cognitive tests. He didn’t name the person who administered the tests, nor did he tell us the names of these tests.

Trump did, however, tell us the tester had positive feedback on his superlative cognitive abilities. Of course, whenever there is some kind of competition at hand, Trump always reports how well he did or how much better he performed than absolutely anybody else in the history of whatever it is.

Speaking of history, Trump seems to have an elevated notion of himself and what he means to a majority of black voters.

Trump told a Black organization in South Carolina that black people like him because he has faced discrimination in the legal system, which is something they can relate to, NBC reported him saying: “I got indicted a second time and a third time and a fourth time, and a lot of people said that that’s why the Black people like me, because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as I’m being discriminated against.”

However, Trump wasn’t being discriminated against. He was indicted for his unlawful act and was given every legal courtesy available. Had President Obama done just one of those things Trump is accused of doing, Obama would have been under the jail.

“I’m being indicted for you, the American people,” Trump said. “I’m being indicted for you, the Black population. I am being indicted for a lot of different groups by sick people, these are sick, sick people," Trump said in a February speech at the Black Conservative Federation’s annual gala, at which he received the “Champion of Black America” award.

The Columbia, S.C., event was attended by several black Republicans, including simpleton sell-out Sen. Tim Scott, U.S. Rep. Wesley Hunt of Texas, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida and Dr. Ben Carson, who was Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary.

Trump said Biden lost most black support because he let illegals come into this country and take all the black jobs.

At this point, I want to know the definition of a black job. Are we talking about harvesting crops, keeping house for the white master and his family or playing house with the master whenever he desired?

Since Barack Obama is a former president, doesn’t that make being president of the United States a black job? If so, we have two old white men fighting like hell to get a black job.

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