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The Master Debater Part II
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman

Original Article

Posted By:DW626, 10/7/2012 4:35:33 AM

Wednesday the public got to see the president as I have always seen him -- a lazy, superficial thinker who is over his head as Chief Executive. There were so many witty tweets and columns that our side of the aisle was kept laughing as the night wore on. "Mene mene tekel upharsin", tweeted the great Iowahawk, reminding readers of the words written by a mysterious hand that to the Biblical Daniel correctly signified the end of a king (Belshazzar) and his reign.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/7/2012 4:59:41 AM     (No. 8915307)

I need to monitor my Twitter feed next debate...that'll be good for some guffaws.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/7/2012 5:22:35 AM     (No. 8915312)

What's this?
Am I reading hints that Obama's supporters are finally getting the picture that the president actually applauds murder and mayhem by Muslims?
.... That he hates Israel and the Jews as much as he hates America, Christianity, the Constitution and the U.S. Military?

Great eye-opener, Clarice.
Only the ignorant will pretend such things do not exist.




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Reply 3 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/7/2012 6:33:38 AM     (No. 8915349)

"Master Debater"? Good one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Capecodfox, 10/7/2012 6:39:45 AM     (No. 8915353)

My theory is Obama performed just as well/poorly in his debates against McCain. His answers in 2008' as I vaguely recall, were long and boring. The same as now. The difference is Obama finally met his match.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 10/7/2012 6:49:20 AM     (No. 8915365)

Last sentence...from your lips to God's ears!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: reformationmama, 10/7/2012 7:33:26 AM     (No. 8915408)

I've always thought 0bama was in over his head and didn't know what he was doing, or that he knew exactly what he was doing. Either way it is very troublesome.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/7/2012 7:49:27 AM     (No. 8915424)

This is what happens when Affirmative Action takes the White House. I think the Peter Principle describes AA perfectly.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: joeCR, 10/7/2012 7:53:31 AM     (No. 8915431)

I hope someone is watching for electronic trickery, and the ones writing on the teleprompter won't be whispering in his ear.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 10/7/2012 8:05:19 AM     (No. 8915458)

The townhall next week will likely not be the best format for attack EXCEPT the 47% remark just to see if Romney flinches. I despise the fluffy feely questions asked at these things which are designed to appeal to voters that are tuned out 95% of the time. Romney will do great, Obama Mr. smarm & charm will do significantly better that whether he wins or not he will be declared winner.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/7/2012 8:08:42 AM     (No. 8915462)

Every time bammy opens his mouth, I wish I were close enough to slap him. Dumb, dangerous and way wrong on everything he does or says.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4freedom, 10/7/2012 8:31:49 AM     (No. 8915502)

Makes me laugh that the nasty progressives want bummer to have a teleprompter at the debates, unbelievable.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jinx, 10/7/2012 8:32:06 AM     (No. 8915503)

Burnt toast!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LZK, 10/7/2012 8:35:49 AM     (No. 8915509)

I have to tell you all -- I really didn't have any worries about President Romney's abilities before the debate....

I've been in business for years and those of US who have to make presentations and defend our positions -- are very good at it. That's why WE're in charge......

So -- the up/coming debate may have some help for obama in that he will have an audience to feed off -- and some hecklers to try and throw off President Romney -- and a libbie/commentator, i.e. ms. crowley -- but -- I still think President Romney will walk away with the night....

LZK

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/7/2012 8:41:05 AM     (No. 8915521)

The primary goal of this election is to get Obama out of the Oval office. If Romney doesn't live up to expectations, he too can be removed. The nation cannot afford to waste another four years with Obama. Hopefully the DNC has learned a lesson and will pick better candidates for POTUS. However, at this time I could not name even one that exists in their party.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/7/2012 8:58:13 AM     (No. 8915545)

Barry's only shot is if they can give him an earpiece and have Valerie Jarrett off stage giving him the answers. He is just not very smart, slick - but not smart. He will try to get the crowd behind him with his witty, pat lines from the campaign trail but it will show no substance. Romney needs to come hard at him about exactly what he promised Putin will be easier after the election. Is he going to give them all of Alaska? After all that was one of the imperialistic deals this country made in the past according to his communist friends.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/7/2012 9:02:26 AM     (No. 8915552)

Amazing how the cloak of doubt has immersed the left and the msm so quickly. Any time you see the master debater's propaganda machine expressing doubt, maybe suggests that it will not be Romney by 5, Romney by a landslide.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 10/7/2012 9:02:48 AM     (No. 8915553)

Yo...yo...Another perfectly on target essay.....Smooches!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: starboard, 10/7/2012 9:03:16 AM     (No. 8915554)

Well said by Clarice. The Sunday talkers are trying hard to give Obama the edge with this upcoming debate. Moreover, they are doing the same with Biden...saying how he connects with people. Are they kidding? Paul Ryan will respectfully clean Joe's half clock.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/7/2012 9:06:30 AM     (No. 8915561)

The first debate on Wednesday evening put in sharp focus the collapse of the Chicago Marxist Machine’s most excellent presidency. Its collapse was inevitable because first, as a century of failed experiments has shown, the Marxist model is fatally flawed, and second, the storybook man they chose to play the role of President was pitifully inadequate.

Hopefully, America’s most excellent side trip into socialism will now recede into history, and that the hang-over will be mercifully short.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: hellfire, 10/7/2012 9:10:04 AM     (No. 8915571)

Candy Crowley can be fair. Whether she will is another thing.
I've seen her--in the past--ask democrats some tough questions. What I don't understand is WHY can't we have someone like Brit Hume from Fox News moderate one of these debates. Who decides who the moderators are? That needs to change. The Republicans face this every election cycle and it's not right.

Gotta love what Bill Maher said about OH-Bama's performance last wednesday night:

"I'm sorry, he sucked," said Maher. "He looked tired. He had trouble getting his answers out. Looks like he took my million and spent it all on weed!"

(Maher has given a million dollars to support President Obama's super PAC).


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Reply 21 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/7/2012 9:11:53 AM     (No. 8915573)

Lehrer, Crowly, and Schieffer - these 'moderators' are all liberals.

Gack.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: dadawg, 10/7/2012 9:29:14 AM     (No. 8915603)

#4 is right, Obama didn't even out-debate McCain. McCain was famous for his bad temper, but we hope people see that Obama's is worse.

I hope someone in the audience will ask Barry to explain how only 114k people got jobs last month, but the BLS "created' 874k of then in their household survey.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Vivi, 10/7/2012 9:32:26 AM     (No. 8915608)

The msm lost as big as Obama did during the debate. Americans all over the country are wondering why BOTH candidates are so different from the what they've been told by ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC. They've been getting hammered on twitter. People get what they've been doing for five years now.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Billyc, 10/7/2012 9:38:08 AM     (No. 8915613)

One must have to wonder how on earth this person who got clobbered last Wenesday evening ,passed muster to become chief exec.Until Gov Romney put the screws on this individual, Obama had a free ride inside an MSM cocoon. There are two more debates one of which will center on the utter failure of this administration's ability to provide protection at the Benghazi Consulate.The infighting and mixed signals between the White House and Intelligence departments are seriuos .Gov Romney in this debate will make sure this lazy superficial thinker who is over his head will not step inside the White House again.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/7/2012 9:39:28 AM     (No. 8915617)

He'll do the 'listen to me pander you shuffle' to the Town Hall crowd. How great you are , how we can pull together, make America work, etc. He switched into that effusive, complimentary oratory at the end of the first debate. That always makes me queazy. Well, actually, anything he says does that.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Avogadra, 10/7/2012 9:47:21 AM     (No. 8915628)

For those not familiar with Clarice's Biblical quote, here is Daniel 5: 25-28 (New International Version)

25 “This is the inscription that was written:
mene, mene, tekel, parsin

26 “Here is what these words mean:

Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

27 Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

28 Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”


Except for the last word (parsin/peres), it does sound like Obama's reign is over.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 10/7/2012 9:54:51 AM     (No. 8915642)

Thank you Ms. Feldman! For all of these reasons, though and due to what you have described in Africa/The Middle East...I fear something huge will happen that will force the cancellation of the debates...and worse...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/7/2012 9:57:23 AM     (No. 8915647)

#3
Yes, it's a play on words. You picked up on it. I used that term too, either here or on another site, after the debate. Clarice and I must see Obama through the same satirical lens.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/7/2012 10:02:52 AM     (No. 8915662)

#20
I heard, through negotiation, Fox News and MSNBC were both eliminated from hosting a debate.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/7/2012 10:26:35 AM     (No. 8915708)

Anyone who watches "Family Guy" will remember an episode where Lois runs for mayor. She was getting beaten in the debates until she said "9/11". Her answer for every question was 9/11 and the crowd went wild.

That was Obama in 2008. Every question was answered with:
"Hope"
"change"
"yes We Can"
"Anything Bush did, we will do the opposite"
And the crowds went wild!



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Reply 31 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 10/7/2012 10:32:04 AM     (No. 8915716)

"explain how only 114k people got jobs last month, but the BLS "created' 874k of then in their household survey."

Well, let's see... Those 114k people only got part-time jobs, and 1 full-time job equals 2 part-time jobs, so we'll say that each person is entitled to count their job twice. And then, since the economy is so bad, adult children are moving back into their parents' houses, so we'll say that each household consists of 2 working parents plus 2 working adult children. That gives us 114k x 2 x 4, which brings us to 976k, so BLS can even claim to have been a little modest in their estimations!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Arby, 10/7/2012 10:35:14 AM     (No. 8915724)

Our local rag's left-wing nutcase cartoonist finally drew a cartoon criticizing Fauxbama. Perhaps the realization is finally sinking in. (Or maybe they just all happened to turn off their Snoop Dogg at the same time and started to pay attention?)

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 10/7/2012 10:36:23 AM     (No. 8915728)

I have a very different take on this issue. While I'm glad that Mitt kicked Obama's butt in the debate, I now fear for Mitt. These people are totalitarians in sheep's clothing. Don't underestimate their determination to hold onto power.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: gilbi, 10/7/2012 10:45:58 AM     (No. 8915748)

Obama certainly is a "Master(de)bater" - (just remove the "de").


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Reply 35 - Posted by: cgood, 10/7/2012 11:01:04 AM     (No. 8915774)

I had the same concern as #38. We shouldn't put anything past someone closely tied to unions and Bill Ayers, from a party that admires third world dictators (and economies, apparently). Romney had better have excellent, loyal protection.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/7/2012 11:07:15 AM     (No. 8915785)

Bravo Clarice Feldman ! "Lazy, superficial" is a start. How about adding in, commie !
The only way out for this miserable imposter is to implant, they could be setting it up right now, implant a hearing device in el pResidente, that allows instant access from his commie mouthpiece, V Jaret. Look, Mom, no more teleprompter!

All of America needs to see or re-see WAG THE DOG, one of the great flicks.
The movie producer (Dustin Hoffman) PROVES how easy it is to control the exact words, at the exact moment of a talking head in a distant network newsroom. CHILLING when you think of this device for our incapable leader. The producer calls the right guy at the station, and within seconds, the so called newscaster (an implanted hearing phone Diane Sawyer comes to mind) says exactly what the producer orders them to say. That is the only way this guy can perform his tricks against a real person.
Go see WAG THE DOG. It is very grim reality in the funniest way, and was inspired by the lying ways of Bill Clinton.
WAG THE DOG is Obamas best chance to cheat.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: trapper, 10/7/2012 11:13:25 AM     (No. 8915803)

"Viewership will be down by the 16th and 22nd"

Although I virtually always agree with Clarice, I must part ways with her here. I think viewership will be through the roof. Ryan/Biden maybe not so much. But is there ANYONE on the right who will NOT tune in on the 16th to watch Obama get his butt kicked again? And then again a week later?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 10/7/2012 11:17:44 AM     (No. 8915815)

Ms. Feldman has correctly identified many of the reasons Obama will lose in November. There are many more and are too numerous to mention. None of them have anything to do with being Presidential. The way he and Michelle have conducted themsleves in the WH are totally without class and manners. The recent Democrats that inhabited the WH have been poster children for bad behavior. Except for Carter. He did have some manners except for his brother, but Billy wasn't there that often. Jimmy had bad policy, but at least he was polite.

People are sick of the Obamas and their policies and are longing for a real President which they now see they will have in the Romneys. For the low information voter optics are everything and Obama's are pathetic. The New Yorker mag cover for Oct. 15 shows Romney debating an empty chair. Says it all. Take heart all you Eyores. The signs are there.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: birmingham, 10/7/2012 11:27:55 AM     (No. 8915834)

I notice that the sycophant media failed to publish the fact that WE spent 1.3 billion on the Obama's travel and care (Michelle herself has over 20 assisants - smashing the previous record of three!)while Britian only spent 59 million on the entire royal family's upkeep. Wouldn't want that to get out to the hard-working taxpayers, now, would we?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: annapolis2010dad, 10/7/2012 11:30:31 AM     (No. 8915840)

Most Americans don't want to be bothered with debates. Its football season. This country needs a wakeup call to get Joe sixpack to pay attention. I don't know what that call will be but Libya didn't work. F&F didn't work. Isreal/Iran is working. $5 gas in California.
Oh I know, Big Bird!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: nightvision, 10/7/2012 11:50:06 AM     (No. 8915880)

#8, I used to worry about that, too.
But, after watching his performance Wednesday night, I'm not so sure it could work.

I think it would require an element of "comprehension", unlike just reading somebody else's words off a Teleprompter.

We shall see. I have no doubt that they will do whatever they can dream up to change the "momentum". However, Romney is no dummy.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 10/7/2012 12:04:31 PM     (No. 8915911)

Is that Master Debater or Masterbaitor? You decide.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/7/2012 12:12:47 PM     (No. 8915930)

#4 Krugman admitted on "This Week " today that Obama was weak and lackluster in debates with Hillary.
Because his character is " not to go for the jugular ,but, the capillaries " .
Krugman thought that was a dandy quality .
As the table went around and made excuses for
Two Pack Barack's disastrous performance ,
Mary Matalin said something along the lines of
" I'm going to say what everyone is thinking ,
Obama did not bring his game...because he doesn't have a game ".
Amen.
Obama has been pathologically lazy his entire life.
He wrote in Dreams FMF that his mother was furious with him in his senior year because of his gross laziness, lack of ambition, drug using buddies, no college plans ,poor grades and his apparent life's ambition to be a bum .
She allegedly used the term Good Time Charlie ,but, that reads so archaic , she probably said bum and Ayers cleaned it up.
Obviously ,nothing has changed.
Once a lazy bum,always a lazy bum.
For comparison ,Mitt Romney earned his law degree and his MBA at Harvard -simultaneously.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/7/2012 12:31:16 PM     (No. 8915969)

The next "event" in this Presidential triathalon is akin to the old "Queen for a Day" show, where four down-and-nearly-out women told the audience their personal hard luck tales hoping for a new Frigidaire, lunch at the Brown Derby, and the title of "Queen for a Day"! It will be a series of "How will you help me?" tear jerkers. I'm with #14...and I'll be at Romeny's inauguration with my Gadsden flag as a reminder that the Founder principles apply to his "government", too. I'm done with the GOP as anything more than a "political party."

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/7/2012 12:32:16 PM     (No. 8915974)

The Onanist covers a lot of bases.



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Reply 46 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/7/2012 12:46:32 PM     (No. 8915996)

A really great way to lose an election is to be overly confident your side will win. Republicans are rapidly falling into that category. Remember Stengal: It ain't over 'till it's over! We are in a war folks! A war for our nation, our freedom and our heritage. The other side will hold no punches or refuse any dirty gamesmanship. Fight!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: larryp, 10/7/2012 1:04:28 PM     (No. 8916029)

Is it 4:20 yets?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/7/2012 1:16:49 PM     (No. 8916054)

"Jimmy had bad policy, but at least he was polite..."

Jimmy didn't hate either America or white people; except Joos, of course...



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Reply 49 - Posted by: NObama, 10/7/2012 1:22:07 PM     (No. 8916066)

I'm with #47. Never assume it's over until it really is. Volunteer and vote like everything depends on you. The debate made me more hopeful though, and I'm very curious to see how the others will go. September handed Romney a lot of material to use against Empty Chair in debating foreign policy. One thing I wondered about, though, was why Romney never mentioned the government's pressure on lenders to make overly risky loans or the guaranteeing of those loans by Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: NotaBene, 10/7/2012 1:50:43 PM     (No. 8916123)

Next debate Masterbaitor will have to LOOK better. The thin skin with no subcutaneous fat is seen in many drug addicts, and most of us know at least one addict that looks like Obama. Difficult to change the external aspect in 30 days.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: DustDevil31, 10/7/2012 3:29:47 PM     (No. 8916279)

Dems: for the next 3 debate- BOHICA. You can't fix stupid. VP debate will be a scream, Biden will be crushed, he may not realize it he'll be so punch drunk. I figure
by the final debate Obama will want to attack Iran without Israel's help.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: montanabound, 10/7/2012 4:09:50 PM     (No. 8916333)

Thanks, Clarice. Hope you are right, and I agree that Sarah Palin cleaned Biden's clock. ''Say it isn't so, Joe.''

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Reply 53 - Posted by: starboard, 10/7/2012 4:12:29 PM     (No. 8916338)

Here's my theory why general viewership (excluding those of the right) will be down on the 16th and the 22nd, especially on the 16th... Dancing with the stars.
This popular show will definitely cut into the overall viewership and ratings, especially on a Tuesday night.


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Reply 54 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/7/2012 5:09:10 PM     (No. 8916430)

#15, if Obama needs Valerie Jarrett to give him answers for the debate, he's in deep doo doo. What possibility is there that ValJar could best Romney in any debate?

We're talking political hack/communist against a man who's been a very successful businessman his whole life.

#20, these debates have been anything but fair ever since the League of Women Voters bowed out in the late 70s or the 80s. The reason: They had a problem with the way the debates were being conducted.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: dr fate, 10/7/2012 5:20:21 PM     (No. 8916445)

Who in the world is overconfident or saying the election is over? Is there anyone here who would stay home on Nov.6th regardless? And it's good to see we still have the doomsday scenarists around. Superzip will cancel the debates and do other ungodly machinations to establish permanent residency in our White House, and, of course, no one can stop him 'cause he's god and all that. Honestly,I can't wait for the election to shut up these negative nancies almost as much as getting rid of the Kenyan. [But of course the unbeatable one will simply negate the election and refuse to leave, right?]

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Reply 56 - Posted by: mamabear, 10/7/2012 6:08:59 PM     (No. 8916524)

I loved Dennis Miller's tweet:
"Obama better hope a kicked ass is covered under Obamacare."


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Reply 57 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 10/7/2012 6:57:58 PM     (No. 8916584)

I worry about the ear piece too. If I could I would go to that debate with my cell phone jammer in my pocket. That would solve that issue

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Hammock, 10/8/2012 3:21:59 AM     (No. 8917247)

I don't worry about Obama being fed answers through a hidden earpiece. I believe that such a setup would require a lot of work and practice to not confuse the recipient of the whispered lines. It's too late for Obama to acquire that skill before the last two debates, if he could or would.

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Early on in the Genesis chapter of the Bible much is made of Adam giving names to all living creatures. Like everything about the Bible, the meaning of this event is subject to many interpretations, the most often given is that it signals man’s dominion over the other creatures of the earth. I don’t dispute that reading, but to me, the naming description signifies that there can be no real communication among people unless the names we use mean the same thing to all of us. A spade certainly is a garden implement, but if you are in the gardening

Why Ukraine? Why Now?
American Thinker, by Mike Razar    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/14/2014 5:58:15 AM     Post Reply
The “I’m shocked, shocked” line from Casablanca is too much a cliché to carry any -- umm -- shock value, but surely it fits Putin’s actions against Ukraine. But the civilized world, mainly the Anglosphere, has long shown its utter indifference to human life by ignoring mass killings on a scale surpassed only by the Nazis and the Communists in the last century. More than a hundred thousand in Syria and still going on; perhaps a million or more in North Korea; millions in Africa, uncounted tens of thousands or more in Iran. The one place we intervened was Iraq, with

Well, I´ll Cry Tomorrow:
Medea, Debo Get No R-S-P-E-C-T
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/9/2014 7:36:58 AM     Post Reply
This week President Obama, following a long string of bloopers that the media underplays or ignores, spelled respect "R-S-P-E-C-T´". It was a fitting blunder in a week in which he and America´s left wing took a series of pratfalls.To start off, Medea Benjamin, master media manipulator and water carrier for countless leftist tyrants, winged into Cairo apparently to lend her inestimable support to the Moslem Brotherhood. The Egyptian government treated her less courteously than did the Democrat legislators who regularly let her and her pinko buddies disrupt Congressional hearings. In one instance her team, which had certainly been invited in by Democrats

Hollywood Continues to Flee
California at Alarming Rate
Variety, by Dave McNary    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/6/2014 4:48:18 PM     Post Reply
When Paul Audley took the job as president of FilmL.A. in late 2008, he was astounded to discover that physical production on the $70 million pic “Battle: Los Angeles” wasn’t being done in Los Angeles.“It stunned me that the movie was shooting in Louisiana, and that the state of California was letting this happen,” he recalls. In the subsequent five years, the situation has only worsened, despite the film production incentive program California enacted in 2009, which provides for $100 million a year in tax credits for what’s usually 20% of production costs. That’s significantly smaller than programs offered by other

CNN journalist admits Obama
racial double standard on air
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/28/2014 5:29:45 PM     Post Reply
Kudos to Don Lemon, the CNN journalist, for admitting what conservatives have maintained ever since Barack Obama became president with unquestioning media support and suppression of any conservatism as racist: (This is the totality of the text, video is enclosed.)

There Oughta Be a Law(yer)
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/16/2014 4:37:06 AM     Post Reply
Nothing better depicted Obama´s illegal tampering with the clear words of ObamaCare -- his announcement this week that he was delaying the employer mandate for medium-sized companies -- than Michael Ramirez´ brilliant cartoon showing the law as a blank page in which Obama had continually changed its words and meaning. Along similar lines, Charles Krauthammer observes: But generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It´s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama

Where Is the Red Line
of Impeachment?
American Thinker, by Cindy Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/15/2014 5:11:34 AM     Post Reply
In the business world, a diligent board of directors would have long ago fired CEO Obama. Sometimes it takes only a year of less than expected earnings to result in the termination of a corporate CEO. A couple of underperforming years and a few reasons more, and a CEO would have his bags packed and stowed underneath his buck-stopping desk. A long list of problems -- especially one suggesting even a hint of fraud -- that fails to generate a satisfactory board response would stir shareholders and lenders to demand the resignation of not only the CEO and other key employees,

Demonomics
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/9/2014 4:19:32 AM     Post Reply
This week the big story was the tag end of the old JournoList gang trying to spin gold out of the dross of the Congressional Budget Report. The CBO report projected that by 2021 under ObamaCare more than 2 million full-time workers will find it financially advisable to quit work entirely or switch to part-time jobs in order to get more subsidies for healthcare insurance. To most of us who studied real economics or just paid attention to human nature, subsidizing indolence means you´ll get more of it. But to the airheads on the left and their JournoList spinmasters -- the

The State of the Static Union
(and Universalist Claptrap)
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/2/2014 5:51:02 AM     Post Reply
This week to an ever-diminishing audience President Obama outlined a pedestrian plan for the remainder of this year, amidst the usual hornswoggle of invited guests in the gallery and dubious daytime TV style anecdotal stories of their lives. More popular than ever is the wish that we could return to State of the Union messages being delivered on paper to Congress. In the meantime my friend Ignatz, the genius Sultan Knish (Daniel Greenfield) and even Vladimir Putin offered up some sage observations which underscore the rot at the heart of the administration and his party and the likely consequences of their

Liberals Who Love Obama,
a 501(c)(4) for the
Age Of Gangsterism
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 1/26/2014 5:06:22 AM     Post Reply
Apart from me, there is only one other non-Democrat I know of in my immediate D.C. neighborhood. Let´s call him John Doe, because he´s petrified that he´ll be the next target of this extra-constitutional gang from Chicago and wouldn´t want to see his name made public. I hadn´t seen him around for a while, but yesterday afternoon there was a knock on the back door. No one ever uses it so I figured it was the gas meter reader, but no, it was John who scurried in, using the cover of the large fig tree branches out of fear he might



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