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What Losers Look Like
Slate, by David Weigel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/4/2012 3:47:05 AM

DENVER—This is what losing looks like: five stoic strategists for the Obama campaign camped out in the spin room. They do not deny that Mitt Romney just beat the president on all the points that count in TV debates. (Snip) Here’s what winning looks like: Mitt Romney’s strategists saying they won on everything, substance included. Romney’s recently maligned Svengali, Stu Stevens, speaks about the president with acidic pity. “I don’t think he had a bad debate,” he says. “He had a bad four years.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: iamtinman, 10/4/2012 3:59:47 AM     (No. 8908440)

Years ago many of us said Barack Obama was an empty suit. Last night the rest of the world found out. That had to be humiliating for a fellow with such a high opinion of himself.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dadawg, 10/4/2012 4:11:41 AM     (No. 8908458)

Best debate outcome since "are you better off" in 1980. Article written by a Journolister, none the less. That performance is going to take a lot of effort for Brian Williams, David Letterman & Ms Greenspan to overcome. They may not do it, but they are sure going to try.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scrubber, 10/4/2012 4:12:22 AM     (No. 8908459)

It's about time everyone sees the Emperor has no clothes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 10/4/2012 4:13:40 AM     (No. 8908463)

The best line:

"I have 5 boys. I am use to hearing people say untrue things and hope that if they repeat it someone will believe them"

Romney called Obama an immature child and Obama did nothing about it. He didn't even get angry

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NancyD, 10/4/2012 4:13:51 AM     (No. 8908466)

#1, is right. The US has been lead by someone without substance, so when you compare someone WITH substance to our current POTUS, it's magnified. BO is void of thought and substance

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Reply 6 - Posted by: frodo, 10/4/2012 4:21:43 AM     (No. 8908485)

Once more debate like last night's and you will see liberal pundits turn against the president. They will not want to be associated with him as he drops.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 10/4/2012 4:27:41 AM     (No. 8908492)

Disparate points --

1. Lots of work wasted. All those pre-written scripts and articles, useless.

2. Remember that "blank canvas" we could paint on what we wanted? A whole lot of us decided to paint a great, big "L" on it.

3. Guys like Axelrod had better have enough saved to retire, 'cause Ax for sure won't get hired as a WalMart greeter.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oriton, 10/4/2012 4:42:06 AM     (No. 8908510)

We are, 5...4...3...2...1 away from a major televised meltdown. I'm excited, are you? The handlers have to be livid and they know the dirty little secret is that obit has nothing. He's toast! He can't come back, not on his own. All that campaigning, blaming, shucking and jiving is played. Romney slapped down almost all of his lies all the while staying on offense and putting zippy on defense. Shibang!Kapow!

Little obit can't shift gears now and defend what he's done the last four years. His only redemption is to come clean and fess up that he's a tool, a Muslim sympathizer, at best, he hates this country, sought to destroy it and has come to see the error of his ways. That might serve just to keep him from gettin beat by 20-30 points, but it won't save him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/4/2012 4:54:55 AM     (No. 8908527)

More than the slobbering spinners, I am enjoying the comments from Obama's usual apologists. Chris Matthews breathed fire and publicly spanked the president in the town square. But the best comment came from Tweeter Bill Maher who noted that Obama really CAN'T talk without the teleprompter.

Many unpleasant facts were revealed last night.
.... I humbly thank My Maker for allowing the truths to surface.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mazeman, 10/4/2012 5:06:07 AM     (No. 8908545)

Next up: Ryan vs Uncle Joe.

Bwahahaha!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LZK, 10/4/2012 5:07:56 AM     (No. 8908553)

Love President Romney's words -- "I don't think he had a bad debate -- he's had a bad four years"....

Loved the family support by Anne and her boys. What a great family!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: connor, 10/4/2012 5:09:21 AM     (No. 8908555)

Romney gave a very, very good speech at the end of the debate. I hope he doesn't get giddy, and not prepare for the next two debates. There are still two debates left. Go Mitt!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Srhea, 10/4/2012 5:12:43 AM     (No. 8908567)

What was that line that the MSM used to describe Obama? Oh, it goes.."the smartest guy in the room, anywhere".
Well, it appears that Mitt just took over that line after last nights debate!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Arby, 10/4/2012 5:14:00 AM     (No. 8908570)

Mitt pointed out that in his green energy subsidies Fauxbama consistently picked losers. Now the American voters had a chance to see that that's exactly what they did four years ago.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/4/2012 5:24:25 AM     (No. 8908598)

Frank Luntz's self-described Obama-leaning focus group astonished Luntz with a reversal such as he had never seen before.

James Carville said Obama came armed with "conversation", but Romney came with "a chainsaw".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/4/2012 5:24:38 AM     (No. 8908599)

"The candidate can throw out numbers and the word plan, which voters associate with the actual having of plans. The attacker has to command enough facts, simultaneously, to prove that rival wrong, live. And he has to look nice doing it."

Which is exactly what Mr. Romney managed to do -- in spades!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 10/4/2012 5:33:55 AM     (No. 8908619)

Ok, the article points out what losers "look" like. But if you want to know what losers "sound" like, read the comments following the article. Truly pathetic and beyond hope.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: sadc, 10/4/2012 5:36:01 AM     (No. 8908624)

Romney's business experience has prepared him for most of the debates and he then prepared anyway. Obama whined, said preparing for the debates was a drag, they made me do my homework and then came in and hoped he could coast and b.s. as usual and get fawning applause for his soundbite zingers. Mitt was listening and his comments of "I have no idea what you are talking about" or saying he was not going to do what Obama accused his plan to be, was too much for Zero. He was controlling a full blown hissy fit and probably did that when he got home. ( which was nothing compared to Mama O who was fuming that her vacation list and party list might be alterred if he loses)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: risailor, 10/4/2012 5:49:42 AM     (No. 8908658)

I'd love to have been the fly on the wall to hear what Mooch and Valerie had to say to him after they got back to their hotel.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/4/2012 5:53:13 AM     (No. 8908668)

I like how they keep whining that the '47%' remark didn't come up in the debate. The truth is that Romney would have taken any and every verbal curveball from Obama and hit it out of the park.
Obama would rather spew such nonsense via one-way commercials. The face-to-face encounter left him cowering in the corner.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/4/2012 5:58:45 AM     (No. 8908685)

Would loved to have been a fly on the wall when the Obama's got back to their hotel suite last night.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/4/2012 6:12:01 AM     (No. 8908734)

Obama is an empty suit, a place holder. That's all he has to be in the current Leftist occupation of D.C. He doesn't have to lead, only occupy. Others are doing the work and know how to go about it.
Obama's like a king in chess. As long as your king is standing, you're still in the game. The other pieces do almost all the work in winning the game. Similarly, with Obama sitting --- just sitting --- in the White House, the Left has been able to bring in brigades of like minded Leftists to rework the government, i.e. the Executive Branch and distributed power and reach, as its workforce, 2 million plus workers strong. In particular, we now have a Leftist Justice Dept, a Leftist EPA, a Leftist HHS, etc., How? Because the king is in the White House. Our job is to win --- checkmate, the king falls, game over for the Leftists. The other Leftist pieces can scurry back to academia, the states, like Mass., Ill., Calif., and to the various law firms and foundations.

Romney's main job once in is to scrub the place clean when he gets in there. No naive, foolish transition like GWBush conducted, leaving much vermin in place to infest and undermine in the bureaucracy.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: hicokid, 10/4/2012 6:15:25 AM     (No. 8908741)

I have to disagree #4. The best line was, "You don’t just pick winners and losers, you pick the losers".

That will go down in history along with Reagan's "There you go again", and Benson's, "You're no Jack Kennedy" retorts.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/4/2012 6:15:30 AM     (No. 8908743)

Mitt came to listen and debate. And he DID.

Barcky came to spew memorized talking points.
And he didn't even do THAT well.

Empty chair, meet Empty Suit. It's where we've been with this guy, all along.

Thank you, Jim Lehrer, for letting these two show us what they really have.

And thank you, America, for noticing!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: kdog, 10/4/2012 6:32:39 AM     (No. 8908798)

The next debate will be on foreign policy. Hard not to like Romney's chances in that one. With the backdrop of current events the Country can look at the two side by side and envision who they would want to represent them to people who hate us for not justifiable reason.

Of course the 47% won't see it my way at all.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/4/2012 6:38:10 AM     (No. 8908816)

The perpetual "back bencher" Obama does NOT have the moxie to be able to overcome the crushing mental defeat of his performance last night. His next debate will be just as bad, if not worse. The only thing he can hope for is that the town hall where it will be held will be packed with Union thugs who will intimidate Romney.

This morning Obama no doubt feels bewildered and extremely insecure. Let me add that narcissists are dangerous when they're feeling what he feels this morning.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 10/4/2012 6:55:15 AM     (No. 8908864)

#27 is right. Obama and his 'Rat supporters have been cornered, so they're going to get vicious. But to those LDotters who were parying for this debate, know that it was those very prayers that sustained Romney last night. And just as the army of Israel prevailed only when they saw Moses standing on the hill with his hands raised in prayer, Mr. Romney needs our continuous prayer to win this thing. Keep your arms raised in prayer for him!


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Reply 28 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/4/2012 7:02:37 AM     (No. 8908889)

Obambi's clear incompetence was full bore last night. And now the pressure is on for Biden to right the ship. Never in the history of debates has so much rested on such a blithering idiot. Ryan could pound Biden and set an impossible bar for Obambi to overcome in the 2nd debate. In the past, poor performances by the standard bearer have been overcome by the Dem VP candidate. That is a tall order this time around. IF Ryan crushes Biden, I don’t think Obambi can recover in the next two debates. A perception of total competence in the Rebublican ticket will be too much for such an empty chair to overcome.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: OhioPatriot, 10/4/2012 7:04:02 AM     (No. 8908893)

I totally agree, RumbleHog. A cornered snake can be very dangerous. I can't imagine the level of combustible anger boiling in the king narcissist.

But another good point from another poster, I wonder whether he's just had enough. Mrs. Wookie and his moocher mother-in-law anxiously waiting for their kingdom on the islands... like the jumper on the edge, maybe it's easiest to just let go.

Round 1 went so well, it leaves me extremely hopeful for the next two.



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Reply 30 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 10/4/2012 7:12:10 AM     (No. 8908928)

I am remembering a comment from the Preezy early on about bringing a knife to a gun fight. He should know after last night.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: msctex1, 10/4/2012 7:15:22 AM     (No. 8908937)

#30, said snake needs fangs and venom. BHO has neither. The man is a complete and utter fraud, and last night may have been the beginning of the death throes for the Party which put him in power.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: TinCan, 10/4/2012 7:15:31 AM     (No. 8908939)

Best remark came from Carville (of all people) Mitt came with a "Chainsaw"! Love it! Will become Mitt's new nickname, "Chainsaw"

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/4/2012 7:19:54 AM     (No. 8908967)

The Spin Is In

Gloat if you want, but the MSM and idiot voters can and probably will surprise you

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Reply 34 - Posted by: happy conservative, 10/4/2012 7:23:42 AM     (No. 8908981)

How I wish lucianne had like buttons!

It is by prayer that Mr. Romney, like Moses, was able to stand up under media pressure, even when his "supporters" (ie., Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan, ect.) were about to hightail it out of Dodge.

But, friends, keep up the prayer support and encouragement for Mitt. There's still a month to go fighting against the dirtiest of political parties and persons. They will continue to cheat, lie, and whine up through November 6. We're not nearly done. Time to carry, push, catapult Mitt over the finish line!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: steveracer, 10/4/2012 7:33:21 AM     (No. 8909024)

Barry has been playing golf full time for four years. He is lazy and not interested in doing the job of president (just the perks). And gee what a shocker he had no command of the facts last night.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/4/2012 7:35:53 AM     (No. 8909036)

We were happy during the entire debate...so pleased Romney was tearing Obama a new one. Can you imagine how gut-wrenching and hand-wringing it must have been for the Obama sycophants and his campaign staff? There couldn't have been a single moment they said to themselves "yes!".

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/4/2012 7:48:07 AM     (No. 8909068)

"Never in the history of debates has so much rested on such a blithering idiot. " Very funny line #29 in reference to Biden to the rescue in the next debate. Though you can never tell, he may do so much better than Obama, that the Dems wished they had voted for him. Nah!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/4/2012 7:56:55 AM     (No. 8909106)

So Obama hates debate prep? It showed. It also showed why Kerry lost his own election. He's no Romney.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: jerrodmason, 10/4/2012 8:15:28 AM     (No. 8909154)

#23: "Obama's like a king in chess. As long as your king is standing, you're still in the game. The other pieces do almost all the work in winning the game."

Outstanding metaphor. Well done!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/4/2012 8:25:33 AM     (No. 8909185)

Dems have become the party of image and soundbite and spin. They don't know how to deal with substance. They pontificate and wave their fingers like BJ Clintoon but reality has no bearing on their thinking. They want to win the popularity contest by any means possible. Then they just do what they want. They govern by whim and the results are not, not surprisingly, disastrous. They then use the same techniques to try to cover the disaster, spin and imagery.

Romney walked in to confront the liberal fantasy and demolished it. On live TV the media shield doesn't exist and people got to see that BO is an empty podium. The dems and media can spin with all their might but people SAW BO as angry, petulant, and incompetent. BO's record is a failure, all he has are his promises but if he is incompetent, his promises are worthless.

Last night, people got to see and understand WHY BO has failed. He just doesn't have what it takes. He never did but now it is obvious.

In a way it's ironic. BO started his rise with the image of a successful convention speech, a shiny new star in 2004. He is exiting because of an image as a uncomfortable and incompetent president on the stage with a clearly better man.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: jimmiet, 10/4/2012 8:27:18 AM     (No. 8909193)

After the knockout last nite will Biden be able to make weight to even answer the bell?
The sycophants will do either one of 2 things now, distance themselves to save to save their own cans or spin and twist to unsuccessfully try and save the wizard. Meantime Iran better watch their butts. Hussein is desperate.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: berlin, 10/4/2012 8:28:51 AM     (No. 8909195)

Clint was right: there's nobody sitting in the chair.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: geminale, 10/4/2012 8:29:02 AM     (No. 8909196)

Obama looked like Apophis on a bad day (geeky Stargate reference). Hillbuzz has some interesting theories on his lackluster performance.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mozey, 10/4/2012 8:29:46 AM     (No. 8909200)

The commies have been propping up this strange man they chose to be their front man. They believed their own lies about his abilities, and now their house of cards is falling along with their puppet. They are going to run away from him and begin grooming someone else for another shot at communism ten or twenty years from now. These people never quit. Maybe next time they will find someone who does not whistle when speaking the letter S.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 10/4/2012 8:36:57 AM     (No. 8909213)

The new meme will be: Crazy Joe will undo all the damage his boss did in debate #1. Just watch.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 10/4/2012 8:38:51 AM     (No. 8909217)

Didn't mean to parrot your excellent post, #29.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: ramona, 10/4/2012 12:14:28 PM     (No. 8909315)

Like #4 I love the Dad line - and isn't this just the point to make Zippy uncomfortable? He never had a dad. He also never had anyone contradict him like this before. He simply never had a genuine authority figure in his life, at least not one who truly cared about him.

And now, Mr. Chamber of Commerce (as per the Dallas News' endorsement of Romney), Father of the Year candidate, shows up and takes Zippy to the woodshed where he got what's been coming to him for decades.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Aria, 10/4/2012 1:10:44 PM     (No. 8909460)

Besides being an affirmative action empty chair teleprompter reader - according to Hillbuzz he's on drugs and may also be quite ill.

His grandmother reportedly said something I always thought was strange "be kind to my grandson". One might think she knew he was bound to be shown for what he is.

I can't wait for President Romney!!!

Can you imagine how much zero must dread the next debate???? LOL

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Reply 49 - Posted by: EnsignO'Toole, 10/4/2012 1:12:15 PM     (No. 8909468)

Unfortunately America needed Obama to wake up people to the Evils of Marxism/Socialism. We've been heading in that direction for a long, long time, but most voters weren't aware of what was slipping away, until Obama so blatantly began to pilfered our national treasures - freedom and liberty.

#23 is right:Obama is an empty suit, a place holder. That's all he has to be in the current Leftist occupation of D.C. He doesn't have to lead, only occupy. Others are doing the work and know how to go about it.

The WH is no place for on-the-job training - but too many voters were swayed by the cool guy, and his handlers read the mood right. If John McCain had won in 2008, I suspect he would have made a lot of us angry, too. The Dems would either re-launch Obama or another smooth talker - probably another light-skinned African-American. They would not have let go of the racist card - their trump card.

Therefore, if you look at 2008 and where we are in 2012, we are probably four years ahead of where we would be in 2016. McCain, IMO, would not have been a successful or popular president. The Dem candidate in 2016 would have become almost a mandate, and we wouldn't yet know how bad that decision would have been.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Penney, 10/4/2012 3:26:41 PM     (No. 8909928)

Absentee voting should definately NOT be allowed until AFTER the debates!!! ...''It ain't over 'til it's over!''

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 10/4/2012 5:11:25 PM     (No. 8910213)

"Absentee voting should not be allowed at all, ever"

There fixed it for ya

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Penney, 10/4/2012 8:17:52 PM     (No. 8910606)

...Agreed!!!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/4/2012 8:47:38 PM     (No. 8910659)

Agree with the poster that it was not just a bad night, but another bad day over the last four years.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: uno, 10/4/2012 9:14:07 PM     (No. 8910702)

#1 - Yes he is! An empty suit is like a soufflé, when the air goes out the whole thing collapses. Obama is the classic empty suit who has been propelled since infancy through the best schools (from the most exclusive prep school in Hawaii to Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard Law), bestowed with great honors (president of the Law Review, Nobel Peace Prize) and into posts (instructor at University of Chicago Law School, Illinois State Senator, United States Senator, President of the United States of America) for which he was qualified only by virtue of his race and his radical ideology. The whole contrivance imploded last night as the air went out of Obama’s campaign in one great rancid and embarrassingly public fart. But the best line goes to the Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway who said "That wasn’t a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car!"


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Hillary Clinton may end up deciding she wants to spend the 935 days until election 2016 making corporate speeches and spoiling her grandchild. Recent events have exposed weaknesses in Clinton’s supposedly impregnable armor, gaps through which a Democratic or Republican challenger could damage, perhaps even defeat her. The bad headlines to which she has been subjected are enough to make anyone—anyone who isn’t a Clinton—think twice about running for president. Look at the polls. This week’s Fox News poll has Clinton’s favorable rating at its lowest point in six years. She is at 49 percent favorable, 45 percent unfavorable—similar to her

Obama offers new insults,
then laments gridlock
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
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President Barack Obama used his Thursday press conference to diagnose Republicans as fear-mongering, spiteful, obstinate, petulant and obstructive, as he again declared mission-accomplished in his effort to put the nation’s health-care under government control. “I recognize that their party is going through the stages of grief — anger and denial and all that stuff — and we’re not at acceptance yet,” Obama told reporters, where he announced that his Obamacare network had claimed 8 million subscribers. Obama coupled his passive-voice diatribe with his more-in-sorrow-than-anger promise that he “would much prefer a constructive conversation with the Republicans about how do we get some

´Deeply Ashamed´ Ferry Captain
Among First to Abandon Ship
ABC News, by Joohee Cho & Dan Good    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:59:40 AM     Post Reply
The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing, is under investigation as a possible criminal and was one of the first people to escape the doomed vessel, Coast Guard officials said. Lee Joon-seok, 69, left the ferry on a lifeboat 32 minutes after reporting an accident, officials said. The captain appeared on Korean television today, his face covered by a gray hoodie. “I am really sorry and deeply ashamed,” he said, as he was being questioned at the Mokpo Coast Guard Office. It´s unclear which of his actions could be considered criminal.

CBO shows it’s Paul Ryan 4,
Obama 0 on budget targeting
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
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Soon after the tea party era began in Congress in 2011, President Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan each released their budgets, proposing how much the government should tax and spend over the rest of the decade. Three years into that budget showdown, Mr. Ryan and his Republican colleagues are winning. Government spending has slowed, and Mr. Obama’s plans for higher taxes and higher spending have fallen by the wayside. “The discretionary spending has in fact been driven by Republicans post-2010 clamping down,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office who is now president of the



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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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