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Cool Hand Barry
New York Times, by Charles Blow

Original Article

Posted By:abuela10, 10/4/2012 5:44:12 AM

Well, that was odd. President Obama’s stylistic strategy during Wednesday night’s debate seemed to be to try to stay right above the rancor, to appear dignified, presidential. The problem with that approach is that the line between dignified and presidential and anodyne and weak is the width of a cat’s hair. Romney, on the other hand, went on the attack, interrupting and rambling on, which to some will read as confidence and command of the facts, even if many of his statements were riddled with the, um, nonfactual.

What a blowhard. The MSM spin begins


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Reply 1 - Posted by: distorted, 10/4/2012 5:47:06 AM     (No. 8908649)

zer'O came to the debate and voted "Present" one more time.

Reply 2 - Posted by: maryc, 10/4/2012 5:48:59 AM     (No. 8908653)

the nyt has gone from being a newspaper to practicing the oldest profession on earth and all for a failure for that is all obama is.




Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/4/2012 5:49:31 AM     (No. 8908656)

- Final talk time: Obama 42:50, Romney 38:30.

Now mr. blow, who rambled on?

Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 10/4/2012 5:51:52 AM     (No. 8908663)

Jon Kary (served in Vietnam) did a wonderful job helping obama to prepare for this debate. Let us hope he is chosen to help for the next two debates.

Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/4/2012 5:51:53 AM     (No. 8908664)

Blowing again, Charles?

Reply 6 - Posted by: SgtMike, 10/4/2012 5:52:10 AM     (No. 8908665)

This is what happens when you cannot defend your record and your up against someone who has more command of the facts than the totality of the lackies with whom you surrond yourself. Good Job, Mitt

Reply 7 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 10/4/2012 5:53:23 AM     (No. 8908669)

You knew Obama was in for a long night when he opened his very first sentence with his tired same ol same old "It was Bush's fault" talking point.Then after being allowed to ramble and attack Romney Lehrer made an attempt to change the subject so Mitt could not respond to the false attack (The often repeated and tired 5 trillion dollar tax hike on the middle class) and Obama could claim he won the question.

Mitt showed why he was so successful in business, he refused to play squirrel. He simply ignored lehrer and hit Obama point by point.

Obama rolled his eyes, looked around the room, I'll bet he even checked his watch. By the end he was visibly agitated and started to try and interrupt Mitt. Miy did not let him.

Obama is used to a room full of sycophants who toady to his every utterance as if it came from a mountain written in stone. Last night he was a five year old getting scolded for copying someone elses homework. Great debate for Mitt.




Reply 8 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 10/4/2012 5:55:13 AM     (No. 8908676)

Thar he Blows!

Reply 9 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/4/2012 6:01:26 AM     (No. 8908691)

I think Romney unsettled 0bama during his opening remark with the kind words about 0bama's wedding anniversary - B0 just looked at his feet. And, thankfully, it didn't get any better for B0 all night although Jim Lehrer did his best to throw it B0's way.

Reply 10 - Posted by: fritzilou, 10/4/2012 6:02:21 AM     (No. 8908695)

If anyone was rambling on, it was Obama who couldn't stay focussed on the subject at hand. He rambled from one subject o the other in search of something that would engage his mind. He found nothing that would work.

Reply 11 - Posted by: The Architect, 10/4/2012 6:03:44 AM     (No. 8908701)

No Mr. Blow (An apt name if ever I heard one). The Romeny's responses to Zippy's lies were not "riddled with the, um, nonfactual." Your problem seems to stem from the fact that you've had your lips surgically attached to Zippy's posterior so long that you don't recognize actual facts when they walk up and slap you in the face. But don't feel so all alone. Most of your colegues at the "Fishwrap of Record" suffer from the ailment. And I'm afraid its terminal albeit slow in coming.

Reply 12 - Posted by: oriton, 10/4/2012 6:03:52 AM     (No. 8908702)

Let's get one thing straight--Cool Hand barry can never be presidential or dignified.




Reply 13 - Posted by: debster, 10/4/2012 6:09:15 AM     (No. 8908726)

Hey, Charles, shut your Blow hole.

Reply 14 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 10/4/2012 6:16:17 AM     (No. 8908747)

I'm glad some other posters saw Lehrer trying to help Zerobama. Shortly into the debate after Zero made his points on one topic, Lehrer quickly tried to change the subject so Romney could not respond to Zero.

Romney wasn't having it and DID respond, but immediately after Romney finished, Lehrer turned to Zero and said "would you like to respond to that?" instead of trying to change the topic like he did with Romney.

Lehrer was clearly out of his league with Romney, aside from the fact that he has aged poorly to the point of looking like a cadaver.

Having Lehrer out there as referee reminds me of football games in Austin where all the referees are graduates of the University of Texas. Winning in that environment is a real accomplishment. Good for Romney.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Judith, 10/4/2012 6:16:38 AM     (No. 8908749)

Reading Hugh Hewitt's article about obama's tells when he starts to lie, the use of ums is very prevalent. How interesting that the times writer, blow, also employs that tell, in writing no less, before he begins his lies.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/4/2012 6:22:07 AM     (No. 8908764)

Obambi looked so bad last night and knew it. At one point I thought I saw Obambi start to flapping his ears so he could just fly away.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/4/2012 6:22:17 AM     (No. 8908765)

The danger for Obama is that cons have a shelf-life. A sell by date.
An aging rock-star has to know when to fold em.
The voters are not going to look at teleprompter Barry quite the same again and they are going to ask questions.




Reply 18 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 10/4/2012 6:31:08 AM     (No. 8908791)

Who would pay to read this paper. It is just trash.

Reply 19 - Posted by: reilly, 10/4/2012 6:31:29 AM     (No. 8908793)

It's morning in America. There's a presidential president waiting in the wings.

It's mourning in New York City.

Reply 20 - Posted by: La Dotta, 10/4/2012 6:38:13 AM     (No. 8908817)

#20: I woke up with that same "morning in America" on my mind.

For the first time, I think the American people got to see the true difference between our candidates and Romney was the clear winner.

Reply 21 - Posted by: pomom, 10/4/2012 6:57:20 AM     (No. 8908872)

Nice try, Mr. Blow. All I could think of when the two walked out and shook hands was, ''Game On.'' And, when Romney finished eviscerating Obama, all I could think of was ''BOOM!''

Reply 22 - Posted by: krause, 10/4/2012 7:03:04 AM     (No. 8908890)

read the comments after the article. These people are in an alternate universe. If you get a chance, look up Corrine Brown's comments. She thought Obammy won 100 to 0.



Reply 23 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 10/4/2012 7:05:59 AM     (No. 8908901)

This piece is a simple attempt to portray the little kenyan's failure to act like a man as a "rope a dope" tactic......and it does not do very well at it....because failure is failure .

Reply 24 - Posted by: tennman, 10/4/2012 7:18:52 AM     (No. 8908959)

Sarah P nailed the MSM. She's already saying the spin is in for O.

Reply 25 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/4/2012 7:19:53 AM     (No. 8908966)

Charles Blows. Literally.

Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow, 10/4/2012 7:29:50 AM     (No. 8909014)

Blow, you are aptly named!

Reply 27 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/4/2012 7:33:46 AM     (No. 8909027)

It is only in the twisted-drug-addled-imagination of "writers" like Mr. Blow, whom I suspect does a great deal of it, that obama "stayed above the rancor", was "dignified" and WORST of all, "presidential"! Poor mr. blow! He must be soo disappointed in his dear Leader's pathetic performance that he has to stoop to lying to himself, along with the rest of the kool-aid-drinkers who still think obama is the "messiah". What a joke!

Reply 28 - Posted by: zoidberg, 10/4/2012 7:53:03 AM     (No. 8909091)

Cool Hand Barry? What we had from him was a failure to communicate.

Reply 29 - Posted by: JimS, 10/4/2012 7:58:23 AM     (No. 8909110)

"Nonfactual" statements by Romney?

I guess that must be so. After all, Chucky Blows and the NYT are certainly the world experts on nonfactual statements--they practice it continuously.

Reply 30 - Posted by: spinpilot, 10/4/2012 7:59:21 AM     (No. 8909114)

NYT old and useless, nuff said.

Reply 31 - Posted by: artman1746, 10/4/2012 8:00:01 AM     (No. 8909118)

But remember, the remaining debates will have all liberal panels instead of one monitor. Beginning today these liberals will start planning their tactics to assure they protect Obama in the next debate and attempt to make Romney look as bad as they can.

The next debate is going to get ugly. Liberals will sacrifice ethics, reputation, and even personal dignity to further liberalism. And Romney now poses the biggest threat to the agenda.

Reply 32 - Posted by: paral04, 10/4/2012 8:10:55 AM     (No. 8909144)

He lies about Romney interrupting Obama. Obama constanly interruptRomney and ran over his time 3 times. What a crock this writer is spewing.

Reply 33 - Posted by: devnull, 10/4/2012 8:27:08 AM     (No. 8909192)

So John Kerry and Mrs. stare-at-boobs Clinton work a little plan. John sabotages President Obama's debate prep in exchange for SoS under a Hillary Clinton Presidency. John uses SoS position to set up for another presidential run.

Reply 34 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 10/4/2012 8:37:27 AM     (No. 8909214)

When the dust settles, the official line from the left will be "See! Romney is a bully. Obama tried to keep it civil and Romney bullied him like the long-haired kid when he was a teenager!"

Reply 35 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/4/2012 10:14:41 AM     (No. 8908923)

Ah here is what we expected. This is what is familiar from the lame stream press. Take all the good stuff Romney did and twist it. Mr Blow tries to spin, flat, dull, uninteresting Barry into "cool".

Reply 36 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 10/4/2012 6:57:00 PM     (No. 8910458)

The NYT writer/propagandist's name tells it all in so many ways!!!

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