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(Some Guy)   Being that Joe Biden has ducked most of his presidential campaign so far, he may also duck the debates being that he's leading Trump in the polls   (disrn.com) divider line
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2020-08-04 11:41:15 AM  
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2020-08-04 11:45:21 AM  
"Debates" will consist of two empty chairs flinging poop at each other.
 
2020-08-04 11:45:27 AM  
Im pretty sure Clint Eastwood still has the empty chair to put to good effect.

Not showing plays into his tiny weak hands.
 
2020-08-04 11:48:13 AM  
No, he won't. you can see how much he's looking forward to wiping the floor with trump when a reporter asked him about it last month. huge grin and "I can't wait".

unlike what someone was saying yesterday biden knows how to deal with a blow hard - he isn't afraid to laugh in their face and say that what they just said "is a bunch of malarkey". he literally did it to paul ryan
 
2020-08-04 11:48:33 AM  
"Never interrupt your enemy while he's in the process of making a mistake".

And Trump is always in the process of making a mistake.
 
2020-08-04 11:48:42 AM  
And miss turning the orange turd inside out?
 
2020-08-04 11:49:38 AM  
"Being that Joe Biden has ducked most of his presidential campaign so far, he may also duck the debates being that he's leading Trump in the polls "

Um....wtf with this headline? That's not what TFA says at all. TFA is talking about an op/ed suggesting he not bother.

Biden and his campaign have not only said nothing of the kind, Biden himself has said he can't wait.
 
2020-08-04 11:52:00 AM  
Is there a reason to debate?  Trump doesn't debate, he just spouts talking points, lies, and assorted word salad.  Look at the recent Swan interview, where he can barely be kept on topic.  It's not worth debating him.

Biden should do what he does; keep speaking publicly to the issues at hand, and stressing solutions instead of rhetoric.
 
2020-08-04 11:52:58 AM  
Why would Biden allow himself to have to stand there while trump spouts out a boatload of lies and the 'moderator' says nothing?
 
2020-08-04 11:59:38 AM  
Oh sure, it's Biden who wants to skip the debates. Biden, the master debater who wiped the floor with Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan.
 
2020-08-04 12:04:26 PM  
Also, Biden has been running a great campaign
 
2020-08-04 12:07:35 PM  
There is no way to have a debate with the chessboard pigeon, its incapable of doing so and its supporters don't care either, they just want to watch the pigeon strut around crapping all over the chessboard.

Ignore the pigeon, let it stomp around in its own crap, that seems to be turning off a lot of the crap-lovers all on its own these days.
 
2020-08-04 12:19:32 PM  
No, make the offer of having a debate with Trump. He'll weasel out of it and the press will have fun showing off his cowardice.
 
2020-08-04 12:24:12 PM  
I've never heard of Disrn before. It looks like it was founded by the the co-founders of the thee satirical Babylon Bee...

Perusing the articles, this is Poeslaw.
 
2020-08-04 12:30:35 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Is there a reason to debate?  Trump doesn't debate, he just spouts talking points, lies, and assorted word salad.  Look at the recent Swan interview, where he can barely be kept on topic.  It's not worth debating him.

Biden should do what he does; keep speaking publicly to the issues at hand, and stressing solutions instead of rhetoric.


He needs to call that out in the debate, loudly, every time Trump does it.  If he gets to respond simply say

"I can't respond to that statement because that wasn't an answer to the question or even a coherent thought", then talk about the Democratic plan
 
2020-08-04 12:41:01 PM  
If the debates aren't held, it will be because the RNC and Team Trump have finally talked some sense into the orange shiatgibbon.  They didn't even want to televise the coronation convention. They know what Biden will do to him and they still have downballot races that they have a chance (small) of winning.  They don't want anything to rock the boat, let alone repeatedly ram it into a goddamn iceberg.

There won't be a debates, but it will be framed by the administration as the leftist Chinavirus being deliberately planted in the dressing room shiaaer by immigrant Antifa or some such.
 
2020-08-04 12:44:20 PM  
There really should be no reason for a debate to happen.
 
2020-08-04 12:46:24 PM  

HugeMistake: "Never interrupt your enemy while he's in the process of making a mistake".

And Trump is always in the process of making a mistake.


Good strategy.
Keep your mouth shut until the shooting stops.
You win.
 
2020-08-04 12:46:34 PM  
OpEd =\ Biden campaign
 
2020-08-04 12:46:38 PM  
Trump's only weapon is emotional trolling and lies. If all Biden did was talk calmly, plainly, and simply, revealing the absurd whenever Trump tries to lie or troll, Trump would go down in flames.  Comedy is Trump's kryptonite.  It was ostensibly the reason he entered politics (being made fun of) and his inability to wield it while being unable to laugh at himself or admit mistakes is easily his greatest exploitable flaw.

Problem is, Biden isn't a natural comedian, so he'd have to prep a ton.
 
2020-08-04 12:46:56 PM  
stink bait
 
2020-08-04 12:47:00 PM  
He won't.  This is just a narrative which virally exploded after the author was interviewed about her article and all of the cable networks picked it up.

Bidens been gnashing at the bit to lay into the ignoramus who personally wet after his son.
 
2020-08-04 12:47:40 PM  
That would be really dumb, considering his opponent's overconfidence.

He gets to debate a guy that went on tv and bragged about recalling five words, apparently convinced that it's a difficult task.
 
2020-08-04 12:48:19 PM  
Wtf just because there is so much other news that his campaign stuff doesn't get discussed incessantly like the press normally does for presidential campaigns doesn't mean he isn't still campaigning....stop perpetuating Trump's stupid "Joe's hiding in his basement" propaganda.
 
2020-08-04 12:48:22 PM  
Honestly, the best way to handle trump is to just point and laugh.  The one thing he can't stand is to be ridiculed or mocked or belittled.  He goes completely unhinged.  Joe's got this.  He tore Paul Ryan to shreds by doing exactly this.
 
2020-08-04 12:48:38 PM  
If Joe Biden looks trump dead in the eyes and says 'That is the stupidest farking thing I have ever heard' at any point, I will be satisfied.
 
2020-08-04 12:48:39 PM  
By definition, there can be no debate with Trump. You can have spectacle. You can have circus. You can't have debate because he is not capable of rational dialogue.
 
2020-08-04 12:48:45 PM  
The fact that there won't be a live audience should have a significant impact on any debate style that is more about the show than the substance.
 
2020-08-04 12:50:06 PM  
"ducked"?

Should he be trying to steal the spotlight from 150,000 dead and 30 million jobless?
 
2020-08-04 12:50:08 PM  

Kazan: No, he won't. you can see how much he's looking forward to wiping the floor with trump when a reporter asked him about it last month. huge grin and "I can't wait".

unlike what someone was saying yesterday biden knows how to deal with a blow hard - he isn't afraid to laugh in their face and say that what they just said "is a bunch of malarkey". he literally did it to paul ryan


Done in two.
 
2020-08-04 12:50:30 PM  
Might as well as the debates are next to useless. The current format for Presidential debates makes it way too easy for amoral slimeballs like Trump to dodge and spew BS that goes unrefuted.
 
2020-08-04 12:50:33 PM  
It's difficult to 'debate' Trump because he just makes shiat up on the spot and you can't possibly be prepared for or have the time to disprove everything.
 
2020-08-04 12:51:14 PM  
There is no way in hell the TV networks allow there not to be debates

Also it would be an absolute disaster not to debate Trump because he will call "Sleepy Joe" "Cowardly Joe" all the way to 350 EVs
 
2020-08-04 12:51:43 PM  
Biden needs to require any debate turns off the mic for the person whose turn it is not. No interjections, no interrupting your opponent.

Trump's head will explode.
 
2020-08-04 12:51:57 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: "Being that Joe Biden has ducked most of his presidential campaign so far, he may also duck the debates being that he's leading Trump in the polls "

Um....wtf with this headline? That's not what TFA says at all. TFA is talking about an op/ed suggesting he not bother.

Biden and his campaign have not only said nothing of the kind, Biden himself has said he can't wait.


Also, the phrase "being that" is used twice, both times inappropriately. subby is just all-around terrible at writing.
 
2020-08-04 12:52:13 PM  
I wonder if this is some kind of Biden-sanctioned rope-a-dope strategy, to get Trump to actually agree to debate.  Make Trump think Biden doesn't want to debate and then as Trump gloats about it, Biden comes out and says anytime anywhere!

Unlike Hillary, Biden would clean Trump's clock, go for the throat and actually double-tap the heap.  I can't wait for a debate, even without fact checking, because I think Biden will be dexterous enough to point out how and when Trump is lying as he does so.
 
2020-08-04 12:52:28 PM  
That's a whole lot of extrapolating, Subby.
 
2020-08-04 12:52:28 PM  
The problem Biden faces debating Trump is Trump doesn't care about rules or any matter of decorum. That mattered when he debated Palin, and he couldn't come across as being a bully by making her look too stupid. Trump, on the other hand, wants Biden to do just that, so he can interrupt him and turn it into a reality TV event. Last time every chance he got he would shout "WRONG!" whenever he felt, just to be an interruption. Biden wouldn't be able to get a complete sentence in, and Trump will come out with clips of Biden stammering at responding, knowing an interrupting is coming.
 
2020-08-04 12:52:33 PM  
They will probably get Tucker Carlson to "moderate"
 
2020-08-04 12:52:48 PM  

Ambivalence: Oh sure, it's Biden who wants to skip the debates. Biden, the master debater who wiped the floor with Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan.


He may be gaffe prone but he's absolutely savage 1v1, so I think you're on the money.

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If I was a bettin' man I'd guess Trump is going to scream "Why won't Biden debate me??" about once a week going forward, but Team Trumpwaffen will never agree to *any* debate terms.  And then it'll be "Biden won't schedule a reasonable debate with me!!"

Like you can debate these guys anyway.  Any debate with a Trumper and especially with Trump himself is basically a liar's showcase.  Totally meaningless.   We'll all be fact-checking to see if Biden is a Lizard Man from Alpha Centauri and crap.

Like anyone is taking dialog with these clowns seriously now.  I don't think even Trump supporters can.
 
2020-08-04 12:53:02 PM  

PainInTheASP: If the debates aren't held, it will be because the RNC and Team Trump have finally talked some sense into the orange shiatgibbon.  They didn't even want to televise the coronation convention. They know what Biden will do to him and they still have downballot races that they have a chance (small) of winning.  They don't want anything to rock the boat, let alone repeatedly ram it into a goddamn iceberg.

There won't be a debates, but it will be framed by the administration as the leftist Chinavirus being deliberately planted in the dressing room shiaaer by immigrant Antifa or some such.


I don't think either the Dems or Reps want a debate. Neither candidate is at their peak.  Both have serious cognitive deficiencies.  Both are well into their 70s.  They don't want the resulting shiatshow to jeopardize their duopoly on power.

By comparison, doddering Ronald Reagan was a youthful 69 when inaugurated.

Bow down before the one you serve.
You're gonna get what you deserve.
 
2020-08-04 12:53:38 PM  
I see we're still pushing the 'hiding in his basement' false narrative.

/smacks subby on nose with newspaper
 
2020-08-04 12:53:47 PM  

TwoHead: By definition, there can be no debate with Trump. You can have spectacle. You can have circus. You can't have debate because he is not capable of rational dialogue.


Yup.

Biden's best strategy would be to use his time to simply insult Trump. Make fun of his small hands. Make fun of his hair. Make fun of his bank account. Make fun of his intelligence. Point out how he cheats at golf. Hell, make fun of his mushroom dick. And, most of all, point out all the things Obama did better. Point them out over and over again.

It's rolling around in the dirt, but that's the best strategy with Trump. Trump is unbelievably thin-skinned, but he thinks he's tough because he surrounds himself with yes-men that never point out his faults. Point ALL of them out.
 
2020-08-04 12:54:27 PM  

Kazan: No, he won't. you can see how much he's looking forward to wiping the floor with trump when a reporter asked him about it last month. huge grin and "I can't wait".

unlike what someone was saying yesterday biden knows how to deal with a blow hard - he isn't afraid to laugh in their face and say that what they just said "is a bunch of malarkey". he literally did it to paul ryan


Biden: "I'd just like to point out that Donald once again didn't answer the question that was actually asked, though judging by the shiat-eating grin of his he thinks he's doing well.  Isn't that adorable?"
 
2020-08-04 12:54:28 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: "Being that Joe Biden has ducked most of his presidential campaign so far, he may also duck the debates being that he's leading Trump in the polls "

Um....wtf with this headline? That's not what TFA says at all. TFA is talking about an op/ed suggesting he not bother.

Biden and his campaign have not only said nothing of the kind, Biden himself has said he can't wait.


"HURR DURR BIDEN IS TAKING THE PANDEMIC SERIOUSLY AND WON'T HOLD RALLIES LIKE BRAVE MR. TRUMP!!!"
 
2020-08-04 12:54:37 PM  
I really would love to see Biden tell D2S off to his face.
 
2020-08-04 12:54:42 PM  

pueblonative: And miss turning the orange turd inside out?


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2020-08-04 12:54:56 PM  

Kuta: PainInTheASP: If the debates aren't held, it will be because the RNC and Team Trump have finally talked some sense into the orange shiatgibbon.  They didn't even want to televise the coronation convention. They know what Biden will do to him and they still have downballot races that they have a chance (small) of winning.  They don't want anything to rock the boat, let alone repeatedly ram it into a goddamn iceberg.

There won't be a debates, but it will be framed by the administration as the leftist Chinavirus being deliberately planted in the dressing room shiaaer by immigrant Antifa or some such.

I don't think either the Dems or Reps want a debate. Neither candidate is at their peak.  Both have serious cognitive deficiencies.  Both are well into their 70s.  They don't want the resulting shiatshow to jeopardize their duopoly on power.

By comparison, doddering Ronald Reagan was a youthful 69 when inaugurated.

Bow down before the one you serve.
You're gonna get what you deserve.


Go fark yourself with your false equivalence and neocon talking points. You have more cognitive deficiencies than Biden does.
 
2020-08-04 12:54:58 PM  
After all three debates is 2016, Clinton's numbers jumped, because Trump looked like an absolute psycho throughout. All Biden needs to do is beat the extremely low expectations the Trump campaign has set by claiming that Biden is essentially mashed potato in a Brooks Brothers suit, and make a lot of "can you believe this shiat?" faces, which is one of Biden's strong suits.
 
2020-08-04 12:55:08 PM  

anjin-san: The fact that there won't be a live audience should have a significant impact on any debate style that is more about the show than the substance.


Why would there not be a live audience?  We have been having press conferences with live audiences
 
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