By Selwyn Duke
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Dubbed #flygate on the Internet, the uninvited debate attendee inspired quips and comments.
Editor’s Note: To our loyal TCP News readers – yes this is about old news, but as it’s a great article, I’m running it anyway. Apologies for not getting this posted in a timely manner.
The leftist community is all abuzz about a fly landing on Vice President Mike Pence’s head, and remaining there for a few minutes, during Wednesday’s debate with Senator Kamala Harris. Dubbed #flygate on the Internet, the uninvited debate attendee inspired quips and comments, and not just because he was unmasked and uninterested in social distancing. And of all the reactions, perhaps the most striking is the claim that the fly’s treating Pence like a bowl of molasses doesn’t mean the vice president is sweet — but, rather, Devil-influenced.
This is good to know, because none other than Barack Obama seemed to attract flies as Joe Biden does Russian money.
The man advancing the mark-of-the-Devil theory is Steve Schmidt of the Lincoln Project, a pseudo-conservative, anti-Trump super PAC. “That’s a sign all through history of sin, and historically, biblically…. He who commands the fly has always been seen historically [as having] the mark of the devil,” Schmidt explained Thursday to chuckling MSNBC host Ari Melber.
Melber asked whether Schmidt was joking. The “fly could have landed on anyone,” he noted. “Yes,” Schmidt replied, maintaining a serious tone. “But it didn’t; it landed on Mike Pence — and it says something” (video below). Perhaps it says that Schmidt judges insect behavior as well as he does political candidates.
The Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt says the fly that landed on Mike Pence during the debate last night is a "sign historically of sin" and the "mark of the devil.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 8, 2020
My take on the fly’s motivations is that he was seeking safe haven, terrified that, though Harris emitted an appealing pungency, invading her personal space could mean being snatched midflight by a bungee-cord-like tongue.
(Harris certainly has a sharp tongue. The Left is giddy over the repeated “I’m speaking” line she directed at Pence, believing she delivered it like a pro. And why wouldn’t she? I’m sure her husband has heard it a lot.)
Strangely, Schmidt’s demonological analysis wasn’t offered up by the establishment regarding Obama, even though he seemed so bedeviled by flies that his Secret Service should have been accompanied by a SWAT team. Just consider the 2015 video below of Obama contending with a fly that apparently didn’t appreciate his remarks about health care.
Then there’s the following CNBC interview, in which Obama swats a fly and then boasts about having murdered the insect (PETA could not have been happy).
As for Pence, another theory is that his visiting fly simply wanted to, for a change, trade its usual putrescence for purity. But, hey, leftists and their enablers are the people who, immersed in darkness, believe pentagrams should accompany Nativity Scenes at Christmastime and that Satanism belongs in schools. So far be it from me to question their knowledge of the ways and wiles of the Prince of Lies.
Selwyn Duke is a writer, columnist and public speaker whose work has been published widely online and in print, on both the local and national levels. He has been featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show and has been a regular guest on the award-winning Michael Savage Show. His work has appeared in Pat Buchanan’s magazine The American Conservative and he writes regularly for The New American and Christian Music Perspective.