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Is Obama in rope-a-dope
debate mode?

Telegram & Gazette [Worcester, MA], by Clive McFarlane

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Posted By:onashi, 10/5/2012 6:40:15 PM

A Yale University study has shown that a great many misinformed Americans are unlikely to change their minds, even when presented with facts contrary to their understanding. And when misinformation supports people’s pre-existing political views, it is almost impossible to change their minds with the pertinent facts. According to the study conducted by political scientist John Bullock, the harder one tries to rebut the misinformation, the more recalcitrant Americans, and particularly conservatives, are to changing their position.

Fact-challenged Clueless Clive is at it again. A politician, Deval Patrick, is not an authoritative, unbiased source of "facts". The $5-trillion-deficit Romney tax cut lie pushed by the Democrats has been disproved by nonpolitical analysts and was today disowned by the DNC. Looks like Clive exactly fits the profile of the dumbos in that Yale University study he mentions.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/5/2012 6:56:27 PM     (No. 8912946)

Who is this Clive person? First, I think Obama did make his $5t claim and argument as Clive tells it, during the debate.

It's a very weak argument and about all you can do when denouncing the putative $5t is to jump up and down. If Obama has any competent debate coaches, they will tell him not to do that, it's a no-win strategy.

Second, if you have one Mitt Romney in your head, and you meet another on the stage, let me tell you which one is the real one.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/5/2012 6:56:34 PM     (No. 8912947)

FTA "..the more recalcitrant Americans, and particularly conservatives, are to changing their position.

Excuse me. But it was Obama who kept repeating the same idiocy about a $5 trillion tax cut or whatever.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/5/2012 6:58:46 PM     (No. 8912949)

Having read brother Clive's whine... it seems he believes Obama was just overwhelmed by all the lies he claims Romney told.

Then brother Clive says Obama has clever and truthful responses to all.

Uh... one problem. The debate was the day before. Now that's the kind of "leading from behind" leader our country needs.

"Coulda..woulda..shoulda Obama. He is just too smart for us.

Sorry brother man Clive. O'B got his rear end handed to him the other night.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/5/2012 7:00:29 PM     (No. 8912952)

Ditto No. 1. The only bigger dope than 0bama is the author of this article.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Quigley, 10/5/2012 7:03:50 PM     (No. 8912959)

The baby in chief wants a mulligan because of the wascally wepublican.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: STLstudent, 10/5/2012 7:25:23 PM     (No. 8912968)

Don't you love watching the Kenyan Marxist's cheerleaders come unglued? :-)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 10/5/2012 7:32:06 PM     (No. 8912972)

Wow, another load of horse manure from McFarlane. This idiot liberal is totally in the tank for Obambi. It's amazing to read the left wing rags. According to most liberal pundits, Romney was on the ropes, and his campaign was hopeless, and the race was all but over but for counting the landslide for Obambi. This is what happens when you drink your own bathwater--when you become part of the Obambi narrative. This race has been close, but Romney has had a lead for weeks. When you believe skewed to the Democrat polls, you will have a hard time when your prince is exposed for the fraud he has always been. Did you see Obambi today. He had his teleprompter back and he was all fired up reading more garbage from Axelrod. It's over Obambi. You have been exposed for the fraud that you are, and a pretty dumb one to boot.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: droopydog, 10/5/2012 7:46:42 PM     (No. 8913003)

This is the "nope-he's-a-dope" strategy

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/5/2012 8:02:31 PM     (No. 8913033)

Obama's danger is that he will be seen for the fraud that he is.
This is not a conservative problem, this is a leftist Liberal Plantation media problem.
Turkey heal thy self.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/5/2012 8:03:21 PM     (No. 8913035)

Excuses for Obama to date:

1. Altitude sickness
2. Distracted by important national security issues
3. Bad moderator
4. Romney used handkerchief to cheat
5. Obama is too professorial for common minds
6. Romney lied so much Obama couldn't keep up
7. Bad debate preparation by John Kerry
8. Too much of a gentleman, wanted "conversation," not gutter politics
9. Doesn't matter who won because debates never change people's minds anyway
10. Deliberate strategy(rope-a-dope)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: sinic, 10/5/2012 8:04:24 PM     (No. 8913037)

Clive, I lived in MA for almost 60 years...and I've been to Wooosta (too) many times. It's like a miniature Detroit...all dingy, boarded up buildings, long gone industry, bums and dirtballs, gangs, illegals. Clive, it's got it all!!! At least everything that liberal havens everywhere seem to have! Keep talking, Clive...just watch your back, you're chance of getting mugged in Wooosta is a lot better than getting hit by lightning. A LOT better.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chiller, 10/5/2012 9:03:53 PM     (No. 8913139)

Clive's intransigence and ignorance proves his point. Some people won't change their mind even when presented with the facts. Lookin' back at ya' Clive.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: distorted, 10/5/2012 10:04:37 PM     (No. 8913227)

Mr. McFarlane correctly identified a strange logic phenomenon, yet incorrectly identified the opposite group practicing the error as the chief malefactors. There is a name for Mr. McFarlane and it is a "Mumpsimus." Even Stephanie Cutter has admitted the $5T figure is made-up idiocy believed only by idiots. McFarlane obviously and publicly places himself prominently in that group.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/5/2012 10:08:52 PM     (No. 8913232)

Yeah that's the ticket. Keep telling yourself that Clive.

See you in November.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hamrman, 10/5/2012 10:09:38 PM     (No. 8913233)

It is called most all liberals including Clive have Cinder Blocks for heads & brains!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/5/2012 11:07:31 PM     (No. 8913301)

Looked more like a dope on dope.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: danu, 10/6/2012 2:57:39 AM     (No. 8913510)

Next excuse: another 'splodey dope scandal ready to blow up in the punk's face.
Tick. Tock.

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