Mike Pence, Kamala Harris Debate. Harris's Top Lies and Misleading Statements.
Updated: Oct 9
All content within this blog post is my own opinion. All video clips used have direct links to the original source and are the sole property of their creators.
Now I am going to focus on Kamala Harris in this video because I can see that there are already plenty of people fact-checking Mike Pence for his part in the debate and from my point of view, he was honest and straightforward. He set no flags off for me as Harris did.
This was not an easy thing to watch for me because 1 I despise liars, they make me physically ill but mostly it is Kamala Harris's voice. I am not sure what it is but her voice is the equivalent of fingernails down a chalkboard to me. But I managed to get through it and here is my takeaway.
For the most part, Mike Pence stood on verifiable accomplishments by the Trump administration. He spoke about the good things that came from what he and the President have done for the American people while explaining that the President's plan is to keep doing what he has been doing which in my mind has been nothing but good for America as a whole.
Harris on the other hand gave no details about what a Biden Harris administration would have as a plan. She just basically said "we have a plan" but didn't give any details of what that plan is. Much like Biden did in his debate. She spent the debate repeating debunked lies, misleading statements, and repeating the broken record leftist rhetoric of "Orange man bad!"
Not to mention, the only word I can come up with to describe Senator Harris's attitude and demeanor... she was flat out snotty and disrespectful. Childish in my view.
I think Pence took this debate hands down because his answers held substance backed up with provable accomplishments by this administration. Harris's whole debate in my opinion was just that, her opinion and held very little if any real substance based in fact. Pence gave the American people a plan, to keep doing what has proven to be good for America as a whole. Harris provided no such plan. All she did was deny what is provable by her and Biden's own words. That's the way I see it.
So let's get going.
It took less than 5 minutes for Kamala Harris to tell a lie.
Lie- Harris claims that Donald Trump called COVID 19 a hoax.
Debate- FULL VIDEO- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q__CEb3dRqw
This is in fact false and even CNN called this lie out when Joe Biden put it in a campaign ad.
Screenshot(s) 1 (From CNN Fact Check article about the Joe Biden campaign ad falsely claiming Donald Trump called the Coronavirus a hoax as is Kamala Harris at the debate.)
But, nothing stopped the mainstream media from running with this lie as you can see with a simple internet search. Reports are everywhere still, claiming that Trump called the Coronavirus a hoax.
Lie- Biden will not raise taxes on anyone making less than $400K a year.
Joe Biden has in fact said this but here is the deal. He also said that he will repeal Trump's tax breaks if elected president. That would in fact as VP Pence points out raise taxes on lower-income families (less than $400K) by the very act of repealing the tax cuts.
This is sleight of hand tricks right here. Focus on what Biden has said in one context while trying to distract that he said the exact opposite in another way. He may not make policy that directly raises taxes on those making under $400K a year but by removing the tax cuts they currently have, he is in fact raising their taxes.
Lie- Joe Biden will not ban fracking
Joe Biden has in fact said numerous times that he will ban fracking and fossil fuels in general leading to the loss of hundreds of thousands of American jobs within that industry.
Now before we move on to the next lie I want to pause a minute and show a very misleading statement and outright despicable fear-mongering by Senator Harris over healthcare.
Misleading- Obamacare gave insurance coverage to 20 million people. This may be true but there is another side to that coin that the Senator and Democrats in general always seem to ignore. That is the number of people who lost their insurance due to Obamacare which was a promise made by then-President Barak Obama. POLITIFACT gathered together 37 instances where Obama or his administration made the promise that "If you like your doctor, you'll be able to keep your doctor; if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan."
It would take me too long to go through all of that so I will summarize and post links to the information. This promise turned out to be one more lie from the Obama administration. More people actually lost their insurance under this program than gained it. They were forced into more expensive plans that did not offer the coverage they previously had and forced them to pay for coverage on things they did not need. Like men paying to cover pap smears and mammograms. Something men certainly do not need. Read the links for more.
Now let's look at the outright fear-mongering Senator Harris performs during the debate about pre-existing conditions.
This is not how a Senator of the United States should be acting. She is trying to scare and panic people so that they will react with emotion, not logical thinking. As I said, this is despicable behavior from a U.S. senator and candidate for Vice President. Her job is to prevent fear and panic, not to create it.
Harris again makes the claim (lie) that Biden will not ban fracking even though above we heard him say himself numerous times that he would ban fracking and eliminate fossil fuels.
We already heard Joe Biden on fracking so let's listen to Harris on fracking in her own words.
She also repeats the lie about not raising taxes we went through earlier.
Now before I move on I just want to insert a clip here that just made my stomach turn when I saw it because in my mind and my wife's when she watched it as well. It was so disingenuous and condescending it made my ears burn. Give a listen.
VP Pence was talking about the torture and murder of Kayla Mueller by the Taliban and the fact that President Trump brought her killers to justice. Senator Harris responds.
The reason I wanted to insert this is that throughout this debate I found Senator Harris to be rude, arrogant, condescending, and disingenuous. This was what I found to be the glaring example of that disingenuousness. She reminded me a lot of Obama when he spoke.
Senator Harris repeats a claim that President Trump knew that Russia had put bounties on American soldiers with the Taliban.
This claim was confirmed as being false by the Director of National Intellegence John Ratcliffe.
Richard Grennell who was the acting DNI at the time also denies this.
Now unlike Senator Harris, which is funny since she criticized Donald Trump for the same thing, I will take the word of our top intelligence officer over the word of a demonstrably biased Media like the New York Times and Washington Post that have a history of unsubstantiated and unproven hit pieces on the President. They seem to have an agenda behind their reporting which is to hurt Donald Trump which makes them a wholly unreliable source.
Should a candidate for Vice President of the U.S. be repeating claims that are unsubstantiated and have been declared untrue by our own intelligence agencies?
Not in my way of thinking, she should be saying what can be proven and backed up instead of repeating what amounts to no more than a rumor. This is not the behavior of someone running for the second-highest office in this country.
Next, we have the Senator repeating the debunked claim that President Trump called our fallen troops Suckers and losers. Debunked to my satisfaction anyway because it is a claim by the Atlantic and is wholly unsubstantiated. "Anonymous sources say".
But the clincher for me is John Bolton. A man who has no love for President Trump, in fact, he really seems to be holding a serious grudge against the man. That means he has no motive to lie. Given Bolton's feelings towards POTUS, if he had heard Donald Trump say this he would be screaming it from the rooftops.
But he was there at the time and he denies hearing Donald Trump say any such thing.
“According to what that article said, the president made disparaging remarks about soldiers and people buried in the cemetery in connection with the decision for him not to go to the ceremony that was planned that afternoon, and that was simply false,”
“I don’t know who told the author that, but that was false,” Bolton said
Again, should a candidate for the second-highest office in this country be repeating unsubstantiated and disputed claims about a sitting president? As Mike Pence said, this is slanderous and unbecoming of someone running for VP of the U.S.
VP Pence asked Senator Harris for a straight answer on whether Joe Biden and herself plan on packing the supreme court if Barett is confirmed and they somehow win the election. She would not answer the question... again.
VP Pence insisted that it be put on the record that she refused to answer the question. This is something that the American people deserve to know before they vote and Harris laughed it off as some kind of joke. This is no laughing matter and her treating it as such is infuriating.
Man, I am glad this is almost over. In this next segment, we have 4 lies Senator Harris says back to back. I will play all of them in one clip and then comment.
First off. Donald Trump did not refuse to condemn white supremacists at the debate. He just did not let Chris Wallace bully him into saying it how he wanted the President to. I watched that exchange myself what Senator Harris says here is way out of context and untrue.
Second. Donald Trump did not call Mexicans rapists and criminals. Even POLITIFACT rated this claim untrue when VP candidate Tim Kaine repeated it in one of his debates. Below are Donald Trump's exact words he used.
"Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
For context, this was part of a discussion about illegal immigrants who come into the country without permission. Not Mexicans as Haris is trying to claim. This is a lie.
Third, we have the Charlottesville lie that the Democrats just will not stop repeating no matter how many times it is proven to be false. Harris is very careful with her wording but what she says lacks context. She is still though slyly claiming that Trump called white supremacists "very fine people". This is also significant because the Democrats including both Biden and Harris claim that Trump has NEVER condemned white supremacists. Let's listen.
The president was not calling white supremacists very fine people, period. And no matter how sneaky you try to be in saying it it is still not true. And this also proves that Donald Trump has in fact very forcefully condemned white supremacists and white nationalists. To claim otherwise is a lie and Senator harris has claimed this.
And finally, we have the "Muslim Ban" Harris claims Trump instituted. Here are the facts.
The president's travel ban from select countries that Harris is referring to (selected by Obama I should add) was Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. 7 Muslim majority countries that all have ties to terrorism. This was the original list that got so many people bent out of shape. Now, this is where we need to be specific and clear. A "Muslim Ban" would mean that no Muslims are allowed to travel to the U.S. and this would indeed be a bad thing. But that is not what President Trump did.
He banned the travel from 7 Muslim majority countries tied to terrorism. According to Pew Research, there are 50 Muslim majority countries in the world. The president banned travel for 90 days from 7 of these countries meaning 43 other Muslim majority countries were still free to travel in and out of the U.S. as they please. He did not institute a "Muslim ban" as Senator Harris claims he did. This is a lie.
Well, that took longer than I thought but I covered the primary things that set my flags a waving for BS from Senator Harris.
The biggest thing that got me while watching this was that the person in this debate who is trying to become the Vice President of the United States would sit there and flat out lie through her teeth to the American people like that. And then I wonder how anyone could support someone who WOULD lie to them like that. One has to ask themselves if she will lie like that about these things, would she not also lie about anything?
Everyone has to make up their own mind about things, form their own opinions and this is my opinion. I am convinced given the evidence I have presented here that Senator Harris lied and made misleading statements all through this debate and her entire plan aside from lying was to stick doggedly to the lefts running narrative of "Orange man bad."
Well, folks, the way I see it, the bad person was sitting to the left of the moderator in this debate, and I hope people wake up and realize that.
So that's it for me. I am really hoping the next Presidential debate will not be a circus-like the first one was. I wanted to do a video like this but it would have been impossible with the way Chris Wallace turned the debate into a fiasco.
Looking forward to the next debate and will make a video on it IF it is an actual debate.
Take it, easy everyone.