On Tuesday of this week, we were treated to — or more like subjected to — the first of three debates between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. Typically, we would have written a piece following the debate to see what sort of policy proposals were discussed, particularly any that might have a direct impact of LGBTQ families.
What we got instead was unintelligible gibberish — truly, our pre-schoolers have had more meaningful debates. So today, we're bringing you some of our favorite reactions by gay dads on Twitter. Enjoy our round-up below, and here's hoping for a more substantive conversation in future debates.
I’m being triggered. Biden’s chuckles are exactly the same response tactic Hillary took. It didn’t work then. It’s not working now. Call this bully out. Wallace won’t. You don’t chuckle away this behavior and try to appeal to audience reason. You address the chump head on.— Michael Bellavia (@mrbellavia) September 30, 2020
Quote of the night ... Anderson Cooper’s first words after the debate: “we don’t deserve this”— Jim Joseph (he/him/his) (@OutAndAboutDad) September 30, 2020
Just a reminder to the gays that Dorothy and Toto would be voting for Biden. Not the Wicked Witch of the West Wing.— Raymond J Lee (@raymondjlee) September 30, 2020
The way Trump wins The White House again is by suppressing the vote of moderates, so his base can carry the day. His debate/election strategy is about making these ordinary folk feel politics is just such a mess that they can't be bothered to vote. #DeterringDemocracy— David K Smith (@professor_dave) September 30, 2020