If you ever thought for a brief moment that perhaps folks on the radical left would respond to a lively debate by engaging with the issues and how each candidate answered questions, allow me to dash those hopes into a million pieces.
During the vice presidential debate last night, it became clear early on that Vice President Mike Pence was going to mop the floor with Harris. And he did. She lost badly. Very, very badly.
And, true to form, leftists ignored all of those substantive answers given by Pence and, realizing they had no argument against him, took an opportunity to attack him over his bloodshot eye.
Because liberals are children trapped in adult bodies apparently.
“Woah what’s up with Pence’ zombie eye?? Pink eye is a COVID symptom!” one Twitter account said.
Indeed, as the New York Times reported, doctors have seen a small percentage of coronavirus patients with eye symptoms such as conjunctivitis or pink eye. Although President Trump and other officials in the White House have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, Pence has repeatedly tested negative.
— Houston 🏳️🌈 (@radiohouston) October 8, 2020
Pence looks ill! What wrong with his left eye?? I need answers. yikes pic.twitter.com/EQXOh47GRk
— Omarosa (@OMAROSA) October 8, 2020
Many other accounts, both verified and and unverified, also chimed in, some making comparisons to villains in literature and movies.
Every time Pence says “The American people” stab yourself in the eye.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 8, 2020
Mike Pence popped a blood vessel in his eye ball when he realized he had to talk to a woman that wasn’t his mother pic.twitter.com/TzM4iodsXn
— Joanna Hausmann Jatar (@Joannahausmann) October 8, 2020
— Daryl Oliver (@bigdtampa) October 8, 2020
Mike Pence looked like he felt the eye of Sauron turn to him through the camera as he was asked about Trump paying $750 in taxes.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 8, 2020
Look, I don’t like Pence either but I don’t think it was necessary for Trump to hit him in the eye before the debate. pic.twitter.com/GuqjqypMEj
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 8, 2020
Pence looks like the fake Arnold Schwarzenegger head that cuts its own eye out in The Terminator pic.twitter.com/gfZgIymhit
— Aaron Stewart-Ahn (@somebadideas) October 8, 2020
The buzz about Pence’s red and irritated eye was similar to when former Vice President Joe Biden’s eye appeared to fill with blood during a CNN town hall in September 2019.
At the end of the day, the eye doesn’t matter. What should matter is how each candidate performed in the debate. The clear winner was Pence, but the left will never admit that. To do so would be to admit they have no case for any of the crazy policies they want to push.
That would spell the end of their “movement.”
So they resort to childishness like this, hoping to make people laugh and ignore the issues at hand. Sad.