You heard a lot come out of President Trump’s mouth. Can you name one thing he said to actually make your life better?
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 30, 2020
“I couldn’t help but think of the people around the world watching what Donald Trump has done continuously since he has been in office, including tonight, to debase the office of the president of the U.S. And that is our office not his office. The people’s office. @KamalaHarris
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) September 30, 2020
I try to keep the first post of the morning upbeat, but let’s be honest: There’s only one topic this morning, and there’s no way to make it other than unpleasant.
(Incidentally, ‘losing his meager moiety of marbles’ comes from a Pogo strip — sanctimonious grifter Deacon Mushrat‘s diagnosis of his fellow grifter Mole, addressed to grifter colleague Seminole Sam, we replies ‘Years ago’. I would be grateful to the google-fu genius who could find me a link to that strip, cuz I think it’ll be handy to have on hand over the next six weeks.)
‘Will you shut up, man? This is so unpresidential,' Joe Biden said while being interrupted by Donald Trump during their first presidential debate https://t.co/DzWZYD0ijq #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/sQnF6oYGap
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 30, 2020
Dana Bash is the PG-13 version of all of us right now. pic.twitter.com/ywNdn9puaa
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 30, 2020
Did Trump just say that the Supreme Court would look at all the ballots cast in the Presidential?
Trump is literally discrediting our election system in front of the American people. This is what dictators do. He knows no limits. He knows he can’t win if everyone votes.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 30, 2020
“He has no idea what he’s talking about,” Biden says after Trump makes false claims about mail in voting.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 30, 2020
Extremely thin silver lining — in probably the most horrifying segment of a horrifying event, Trump didn’t come up with the Proud Boys out of his own addled memory; Chris Wallace fed him their name. Which makes it only slightly less disturbing, since that happy band of violent white supremacists considered it an affirmative shout-out:
The President of the United States energized Neo Nazi White Supremacists by refusing to denounce them and telling them to Stand Back and Stand By. Within an hour they had new shoulder patches designed. Think about that
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 30, 2020
Chris Wallace: "Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down…"
Trump: "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by! But I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left." pic.twitter.com/4vrPocKzcu
— Axios (@axios) September 30, 2020
“Proud Boys stand back and stand by” is not a condemnation, it’s an order.
— Jonathan Myerson Katz (@KatzOnEarth) September 30, 2020
Biden: You should go out and vote.
Trump: You should go out and intimidate people you and I don't like so fewer of them vote.
— Nicholas Grossman (@NGrossman81) September 30, 2020
Terrifyingly weird. pic.twitter.com/fbXDkT0tot
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 30, 2020
Yeah, the toplines on this poll weren't great for Trump to begin with, but if the debate further entrenched negatives about Trump, there's probably no longer an opportunity for him to turn them around. Then again, those negatives were pretty darned entrenched to begin with. https://t.co/DzhCmTYkGu
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) September 30, 2020
CNN instant poll of debate watcher: 60% say Biden won, 28% say Trump won. pic.twitter.com/5qIhkFQrwe
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 30, 2020
The Biden campaign says it had its best single hour of fundraising between 10 and 11 p.m. tonight, bringing in $3.8 million.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 30, 2020
Remember when Bill Kristol was reliably wrong about everything? Trump’s reverse-Midas touch is even more infallible!
Well, once one gets past one’s anger and disgust and contempt for Trump and what he has wrought, there is this good news: He’s gonna lose.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 30, 2020