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The Empty Chair Showed Up
American Thinker, by Trevor Thomas

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/4/2012 6:35:29 AM

There should be little surprise at the results of 2012's first presidential debate. What the heck else was Obama going to do or say?! This is what happens when you have to run on your sorry record. This is what happens when there is no teleprompter. This is what happens when you don't have the mainstream media to run cover for you. Chris Matthews essentially said as much, when, in his post-debate tantrum he asked, "Tonight wasn't an MSNBC debate tonight, was it?"

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away ~

Hughes Mearns (1875–1965)


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Reply 1 - Posted by: afortiori, 10/4/2012 6:37:18 AM     (No. 8908814)

The empty chair would have done better.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/4/2012 6:44:07 AM     (No. 8908829)

Do you suppose Michelle slept well last night?




Reply 3 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/4/2012 6:47:56 AM     (No. 8908843)

Last night we got a clear look at Obama without his posse' of sycophantic media, his teleprompter or the stonewalling of his spokesmouth.
Not a pretty picture.

Reply 4 - Posted by: pomom, 10/4/2012 6:49:48 AM     (No. 8908848)

The chair was, indeed, a La-Z-boy.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 10/4/2012 6:56:59 AM     (No. 8908868)

Jim Lehrer kept trying to be Obama's teleprompter but it didn't work.

Reply 6 - Posted by: shamus, 10/4/2012 6:57:03 AM     (No. 8908870)

Obama seemed so ashamed of himself that he spent the night staring at his shoes. Maybe he actually read a few of the economic reports.

Reply 7 - Posted by: texas_gop, 10/4/2012 6:58:48 AM     (No. 8908875)

That made Clint Eastwoods day.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 10/4/2012 7:00:28 AM     (No. 8908881)

Obama without a teleprompter - an empty mind!

Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/4/2012 7:04:28 AM     (No. 8908894)

The empty chair will now be followed by the empty head. Biden's performance against Ryan may well end Obambi's campaign. Look for Biden to be his usual attack dog in a Chicago park mode. TIs Obambi's only chance now.

Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/4/2012 7:10:58 AM     (No. 8908922)

The next debate will include Mitt baiting by the Candy Crowley, the moderator ...interruptions ...please,stick to the question ...time is up ...no, we cannot go back...maybe an eye roll or two.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Hotrod, 10/4/2012 7:11:29 AM     (No. 8908925)

I can't wait for the debate on foreign policy! Obama is already in the hole on that issue. Domestic policy was supposed to be Obama's strong suit, but he failed miserably. He will be crushed on his foreign policy- which is about apologizing for America and bowing to despots!

Reply 12 - Posted by: rmagnus, 10/4/2012 7:12:20 AM     (No. 8908929)

I hope some smart stage person saved that chair. If Romney pulls this thing off it will raise more money at a charity auction than anyone can imagine.




Reply 13 - Posted by: AlloySteel, 10/4/2012 7:17:41 AM     (No. 8908951)

Mitt came, Mitt saw, Mitt kicked butt.

And for this, I sent in my first contribution to his campaign. If only for riding rough-shod over Jim Lehrer.

The Current Occupant had the look of a deer in the headlights.

When he looked up from his shoes at all.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Beau2, 10/4/2012 8:09:52 AM     (No. 8909139)

Last night the chickens came home to roost on the Empty Chair.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Coach Springer, 10/4/2012 8:13:16 AM     (No. 8909148)

Maybe they can spin this as Obama's satire that didn't work of Eastwood's satire that wasn't supposed to have worked. It just takes a very, very, very bright elitist to get it. -- Yeah, that sounds good!

About the foreign policy debate to come and the events in Libya: Obama had a narrative that he wanted to force on reality. It caused him to ignore 13 security breaches and numerous requests for more security, intelligence that Islamic terrrorists were increasingly active in Libya and in the Middle East, intelligence that Al Queda planned activities for 9/11, and the concerns of the ambassador. In callous disregard for the truth and the lives of his own representatives, he then tells the world that his representative was overcome by fine particulate matter and rescued by a friendly mob. He knows this is not true at the time he says it. He knows that everyone else knows or will soon know it is not true. Forcing his "vision" contrary to reality made the disaster possible, and he compounded the arrogance and culpability while insulting both the lives of those who died and the intelligence of the world and tried to force his vision again.

This send-up is accurate and fair warning to all: Don't not wake up in a roadside Libyan ditch with your pants on backwards. Vote Romney.

Reply 16 - Posted by: NancyBee, 10/4/2012 12:36:25 PM     (No. 8909377)

I'll bet that Michelle's scathing review of her hubby's sorry performance was equaled only by Rosalind's scathing review after Cartuh lost the election.


Reply 17 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/4/2012 1:13:23 PM     (No. 8909473)

"the mainstream media, as they have managed to do for the last several years, will now attempt to clean up this mess by Obama."

The problem is that the media's most effective tool is ignoring BO's mistakes. People SAW for themselves BO's incompetence. They probably immediately formed a lowered opinion of BO and a better opinion of Romney. Future attacks on Romney will be less effective because people have heard for themselves what he stands for. Things like "War on Women" are going to sound stupid.

The landscape of the election changed last night because the people saw the truth for themselves. There is no way for media to "clean up" (or cover up) the mess. That's the power of a live debate.





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