The Romney-Obama debate was bizarre for so many reasons. Usually spin masters needle the media immediately to “prove” that their so-so candidate won. But after this debate, almost no one made the argument that Obama was close to winning — so great was the risk for even a toadying media to look ridiculous and so clear-cut the ineptness of the president. Instead, the eventual spin veered to why Obama lost (e.g., altitude, a supposed tranquilizer, a supposed mysterious Kleenex for Romney, a national security crisis, etc.) and was the stuff of fantasies.
What did anyone expect from a lazy, disconnected from his job, puffball president. He doesn't do his job, he only parrots what his handlers put on the teleprompter, and when it comes time for him to man up - nothing, vapid and empty, there is nothing there. An empty bag of hot air is about the best we can explain it. Heated up by who knows what others are pulling this puppets strings?
"The realization that another rant by a liberal commentator could cement the reputation of Obama as an incompetent and add to the image of a hopelessly inept president will temper post-debate media anger. The moderator cannot afford to be laissez-faire in the fashion of Jim Lehrer, and will prove far more partisan." Count on it. This is war, and they will not go down without a bitter fight. The headlines for Oct. 17 have already been written. Obama will be the winner, your opinion be damned.
Someone compared Juan Williams to a crash dummy. When I'm forced to look at him that's all I can think of. Between him and Bob Beckel I can't think of anyone more obnoxious. Oh wait, I just thought of one more guy.
A razor-sharp analysis by VDH. The media will now pull out all they have to rescue their boy. It's going to be disgusting, folks, take an extra blood pressure pill. I think we have an October surprise similar to the George H.W. Bush lies about an affair coming. It was a lie but they ran with it in the weeks leading to the election. After all, lying for the 'right cause' is acceptable to these POS.
Juan Williams has offered himself in sacrifice upon the Alter of Amorality. In wondering why, I have to assume it's all about ethnicity. How sad, because that makes him a hugh racist.
The presidential debates are nothing more than an set-up to play 'gotcha' with Mitt Romney and, for that matter, all Republican candidates who came before this day. Only Newt had the guts to tear them apart during one such debate .... to great applause, I might add.
I have little doubt that the moderators will continue to 'rescue' their lame candidate when necessary. Who can forget Georgie Porgie's interview with Obama, who referred to his 'Muslim faith?' Georgie quickly reminded the president that he meant to say his 'Christian faith.'
Someone told the bamster -- he could be "king".......
He believed it -- and enjoys all the "extras" perks that come with being the prez. He didn't know -- however -- being prez is a JOB and he would be called on to lead. Not from a teleprompter -- but -- from his ability.
Romney has always been better positioned than the biased media and their captive pollsters were willing to allow. Now they are seven months pregnant and they can't hide it anymore. I predict a bouncing eight pound Republican baby on Nov 6.
More than anything, Hansen calls attention to the most horrible aspect of our culture- children brought up (like Obama) without having much of anything demanded of them. (They even tried to make kids stop working on their parents’ farms???) If you just paid attention, and understood that, you knew better than to vote for him. (137 “present” votes??)
One poster here, who teaches, said on another article that his urban students were horribly disappointed in Obama’s debate performance. Tragic.Those kids (and their parents) don’t get it –nor do the host of liberal idiots Hansen names. You get to success, to self-realization, empowerment, whatever –through trial and error. By doing –doing it wrong and then doing it again until its right. So many kids are being deprived of that! (And the ones that aren’t stand out by a mile!)
That’s why our parents did things like gave us those piano lessons, etc. –to learn, not the skill of piano playing, but competence, to learn discipline and how it builds success. Good schools do that. Bad parents don’t.
Anyone looking at Obama’s life –including the last three years-would be an imbecile to expect anything else of him.
two things I noticed in the debate that haven't been talked about or reported that I've seen.
First, did you notice that when the question had something to do with how each of them would work with members of the opposition party TOTUS got in his obligatory, I got Bin Laden soundbite - apropos of nothing pertinent in the current discussion. That's his crutch right now and it doesn't even belong to him; the SEALS and the army pilots are the heros.
Second did you notice how often TOTUS was nodding his head in agreement with Gov. Romney? It was so weird, he was being slammed and he just kept nodding in agreement. He's so use to sycophants telling him what he wants to hear that he didn't even register what was being said to and about him.
The leftists in the Democrat Party and the MSM are furious with Obama because they have taken their best shot in 50 years at transforming the Republic into Euro-America, and their meticulously groomed and prepped ball carrier has fumbled the ball. And they realize too late in the day that they made a fool’s mistake to think that an unaccomplished, undisciplined, untested lazy Choomster was not Presidential material, but rather a certain failure waiting to happen.
The left’s most excellent Presidency has proved to have feet of sand, and the once-and-for-all American Socialist Reformation is not to be.
Victor Davis Hanson is on target once again. As he points out, Obama has been so pampered and protected by the MSM and opinion-shapers in general that he is actually unable to perform on his own unaided. Hanson's point that Obama sees himself as the representative of the preoccupations and neuroses of the liberal "intellectual" class is right on.
#17, speaking of the teacher's black students being horribly disappointed in The Won's debate performance - I live in a large southern city among many blacks, and the shame is palpable. I actually feel sorry for them.
Here in Houston, for decades there was a sign on the back fence of a home off of Westpark, which is a road locals use to avoid freeway traffic because it is unusually fast and wide. The sign said, "Vote Democratic."
About four months after Obama's election, the word "SUCKERS" appeared in black paint. I very much regret not getting a picture.
I hadn't noticed that 18. It seemed to me that often when Romney was speaking, Barry's attention was somewhere else: like looking at his Blackberry, disguised as notes. He was probably nodding in agreement as ValJar or Axelrod told him what he was to say when next it was his turn to speak.
It's completely understandable that the leftist media machine would feel betrayed by Obama - especially front line propagandists like Chris Matthews. Here they've been working 'round the clock for years, making up and selling the fiction about his brilliance and wonderful leadership, and then he shows up at the one crucial event where he alone has to run with the ball and he drops it like he was sedated.
He'll give a better performance next time but only in style... and with the help of an audience allowed to participate as his hallelujah choir.
I was amused by a comment made by some idiot on TV that biden was a real debater and would be all over Ryan. I am sorry, but Ryan will have him for dinner. Biden is a freak show and picked because he would not upstage the magic one.
Again, remember WAG THE DOG, Dustin Hoffman the crazed movie producer priving to his secret agent Robert De Niro, that he could CONTROL the Diane Sawyer LIVE on the air. She was wearing an earphone and repeated exactly what he PHONED IN. Ray Bradbury, Jerry Sohl, George Clayton Johnson readers KNOW an ear piece can be implanted in one's ear. Is that better than a teleprompter? It's his only way out, listening to his commie comrade Valerie Jaret's every word. Also, Biden, being the top intelligence man for the Jesuit army, will do brilliantly. He is a life long Catholic with incredible memorization training. His bluster is cover. Brilliant cover.
God help us if what #28 posted happens. I can just imagine the explosive response that will spread over the land. There will be change beyond their wildest dreams. Talk about arousing a sleeping giant. They won't know what hit them.
I think one of the reasons the person dressed up to be president failed at the first debate is because he got confused and thought he was playing the part of Kingfish from the old Amos and Andy show and was speaking at a meeting of the Knights of the Mystic Sea. That would be a role he might possibly be capable of pulling off; acting like a president is outside of his range IMHO.
35 - Sure, there are intelligent, honorable blacks who'd be great political representatives. Blacks don't want them! Obama IS what they want. The shiftless, lazy, uncooperative, venal, careless, scofflaw bum: that's the pefect winning black politician. They want their leaders to embody their ideal: the worthless layabout who suddenly wins the $10 million lottery. Hard work? Self-sacrifice? Integrity? Don't make me laugh. Those are all "whitey" traits, and will get you absolutely nowhere when it comes to selecting a leader among blacks. Why do all black-run communities end up as dumps? Because the people in them are irresistibly drawn to flashy conmen instead of sober, moral workhorses. It could have been predicted that, when given a chance to have a black president (and you only get ONE chance to be the first at anything) blacks would throw up this cheap little nobody.
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