The vice presidential debate is happening Wednesday night. So far, besides the slower, quieter, more condescending version of lying that Vice President Pence practices compared to Donald Trump, both candidates have been able to be heard. Pence’s earliest defenses of his and the Trump administration’s late and haphazard handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to backhandedly blame the American people for any of the problems we may be facing.
He’s done this by saying that he and Donald Trump “respect the American people” so much that … it’s not much of a defense. In fact it is mostly just a reworking of the old conservative trope of attacking their opponents for not respecting the “troops.” The next vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, was not going to have that, and schooled Mr. Pence on what “respect” actually means.
SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: Let's talk about respecting the American people. You respect the American people when you tell them the truth. You respect the American people when you have the courage—
At this point, Pence saw that he had just walked into a real bad situation and attempted to interrupt, and Sen. Harris just walked right through this chauvinistic bogus religious zealot prick.
SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: ...to be a leader speaking of those things that you may not want people to hear but they need to hear so they can protect themselves. But this administration stood on information that if you had as a parent, if you had as a worker knowing you didn't have enough money saved up, and now you're standing in a food line because of the ineptitude of an administration that was unwilling to speak the truth to the American people. So let's talk about caring about the American people. The American people have had to sacrifice far too much because of the incompetence of this administration. It is asking too much of the people.
Pence tried once again to interrupt and Harris repeated once again what respecting the American people really means.
SEN. HARRIS: It is asking too much of the people. That they would not be equipped with the information that they need to help themselves to protect themselves and their children.
Pence is supposed to be a “Christian” man of some kind, but the lying makes whatever sect of Christianity he’s a part of clearly the work of something dark.