Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Trump's Debate With Chris Wallace... and Biden

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The first presidential debate will be held tonight. It will consist of six 15-minute time segments dedicated to topics announced in advance by "moderator" Chris Wallace. 

It will also feature Fox News "moderator" Chris Wallace, who has relentlessly criticized President Trump---adding another contentious element to the debate.

In fact, Bloomberg News has joyfully said that Wallace is the "new face of the Trump resistance."

Here are 15 issues Wallace has with Trump that you should be aware of.

Conservative Don Feder gives Joe Biden some help in prepping for the debate tonight.

Be informed, not misled.

The presidential debate tonight comes with a dose of anticipation, not just for the showdown between President Trump and Joe Biden, but between Trump and the moderator Fox News' Chris Wallace, who has a long history of being a steadfast critic of President Trump.

This has given the progressive left a double-dip serving---they can point out that even Fox News is critical of Trump. I'm pretty sure the debate commissioners were well aware of what they were doing by choosing Wallace for this first of three debates.

Fifteen criticisms Wallace has publicly made of Trump throughout his presidency.

I'm not suggesting the press, including Fox News, should not criticize Trump or any other elected official. I'm merely saying, don't expect Trump to be treated any more fairly by Wallace than he will be by the far-left activists on NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN.

Wallace will be playing to his peers at those "news" organizations as much as he will be trying to help you be properly informed.

Be discerning.

Each of these criticisms are documented and sourced in this report by Breitbart News

Watch for them to surface tonight.

  1. Wallace has said there is a "huge problem with the credibility of the White House."
  2. Wallace has suggested Trump can "blame himself" for the Mueller probe.
  3. Wallace has said Trump "received too much credit" for holding the Senate majority in the 2018 election.
  4. Wallace has said that Mueller's testimony did not give Trump a "clean legal bill of health."
  5. Wallace believed there was "meat on the bones" of Pelosi's partisan impeachment inquiry.
  6. Wallace has said there is "no question" Trump is "stoking racial division."
  7. Wallace has taken issue with Trump calling liberal, progressive run areas "crime infested."
  8. Wallace has said Trump "engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history."
  9. Wallace has accused Trump of essentially promoting a Kremlin disinformation campaign.
  10. Wallace declared that House impeachment managers made a "powerful case against Trump."
  11. Wallace has repeatedly dismissed Trump's concerns about potential mail-in ballot fraud and claimed that there "isn't a history of fraud with mail-in voting."
  12. Wallace insists that Democrat leaders like Joe Biden are "not supporting" defunding police.
  13. Wallace praised Michelle Obama, stating that she "really flayed, sliced and diced Donald Trump" during her DNC speech.
  14. Wallace says Biden "blew a hole" in Trump's attacks.
  15. Wallace has at least hinted at Trump and GOP hypocrisy on filling the current Supreme Court vacancy.

Wallace has a right to his personal opinions about President Trump, and you have a right to know what they are and his biases as he presents himself as "fair and balanced" tonight.

Conservative Don Feder, responding to the significant time Biden has practiced and prepped for this debate, is offering him some help in his prepping---based on previous statements made by Biden. 

You can smile now.

Feder says:

  • Mr. Vice President, I'm here to help you prepare for the presidential debates---not an easy assignment, given your propensity to be you.
  • First the basics: Your name is Joe Biden and you're running for President of the United States. Your opponent is Donald Trump. Please don't say that you'll "beat Joe Biden"---it sounds like you're hopelessly muddled or into self-flagellation.
  • You have a problem with your math. Avoid it, if possible. If you must use statistics, remember 150 million people did not die of gun violence since 2007, and 120 million did not die from COVID19 in the United States---it's just over 200,000.
  • Another of your classic lines, "Do I look like a socialist?" and "I beat the socialists" (in the primaries) sounds good as long as it's acceptable at face value. Who looks like a socialist---a guy with a beard in a cheap suit? If you beat the socialists, why are they all supporting your campaign---Bernie Sanders, AOC, Elizabeth Warren, and even the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party?
  • Remember your son Hunter did nothing wrong. What could be suspicious about Burisma paying a then-vice president's son $50,000 a month (through a US company) from 2014 to 2019, even though he knew nothing about energy?
  • Whatever happens tonight, don't be intimidated by the President, even though he's smarter than you, faster on his feet than you, and has a more impressive resume. Okay, be intimidated.
  • Finally, when the markets crashed in 1929, Franklin D. Roosevelt did not go on television to reassure the American people. That was Teddy Roosevelt.


In the 2016 election, only about 61% of voting-age Americans cast a ballot. The percentage of self-identifying Christians who voted, both evangelicals and non-evangelical, was pretty similar.

Although faith does seem to greatly influence the voting decisions of American Christians who vote, it doesn't seem to make much of a difference in whether or not they vote. 

Three reasons why every Christian must vote:

1. Voting is an act of obedience. Both Jesus and Paul described our responsibility to defer to the governing authorities and to "render to Caesar" what is due to Caesar. Jesus often confronted Jewish political powers. Paul claimed and appealed to Roman citizenship when he was arrested.

In our American context, people are the political authorities. We don't submit to political authority: we grant political authority to the representatives we elect. So, in our context, voting is the most fundamental way there is to "render to Caesar what is Caesars."

2. Scripture describes sin not only as doing wrong, but also failing to do the good we can do. Christians should see voting as an opportunity to steward goodness.

3. Voting is a way to fulfill both what Jesus called the greatest commandment and "the second one like unto it." To love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength means, to a great degree., loving what God loves: The sanctity of life, His model for marriage and family, righteousness, Truth, biblical justice, freedom, and liberty---to name a few.

By electing the right people---granting them authority---we can see the things God loves become law and policy in our society.

I believe Christians will be held accountable for the freedom and right to vote if we fail to exercise it, or do so irresponsibly. 

A great responsibility and opportunity have been given to all of us individuals who live in the blessings of America.

But Christian involvement in the public square cannot stop with voting. The church must also become involved in addressing cultural issues from a biblical perspective.

The church has been silent too long and too often. If Scripture does not provide the moral compass for a culture, what and who will?

I believe this is what God requires of His people.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Active.