Barack Obama has an explanation for his poor performance in Wednesday night's debate: The other guy was an impostor. "When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney," the president said at a Denver rally yesterday: (Snip)Jeremiah Wright and Mitt Romney are two of the most important men in Barack Obama's life, and for reasons that transcend the merely personal. His dealings with them are crucial to his relationships, respectively, with God and with his country. He called Wright his "spiritual mentor" and credited him with saving his soul;
FTA: "Obama seems to lack the basic emotional skill--surely of enormous importance to any task of political leadership--of accurately sizing up other men, whether they be allies or rivals, and of adjusting his view of them to take account of new information."
That's a great observation. But I don't think it goes far enough. He is a user and a liar. He used Jeremiah wright for political connections and cover, knowing full well what he preached ( and agreeing). He then threw him, hard, under the bus, wink wink. As to Mitt, it's all projection. He is projecting onto Romney what he is and does.
Two weeks ago, Obama said he is "eye-candy". He really believes that and he didn't know how to act when standing next to a really handsome man. He was no longer the "prettiest" face on stage. Jealousy set in and he forgot all of his lines. LOL!
We all know that the Obamboozler couldn't recognize the truth if it bit him in the backside. Now we see that it took him and a team of writers 14 hours to figure out what happened to the seat of his pants...
Obama should scold his handlers. It's all their fault for not giving Mitt his copy of the script. Romney is a Republican, and everybody knows Republicans are supposed to turn the other cheek and then bend over for more unmentionable mistreatment.
So now, Obama has to go out there and create ridiculous lies about Mitt to save face. .... Wonder when they will attempt to accuse Mitt of being racist. After all, the race card is what got the man elected in the first place.
#10, you are on a roll today. Great question you had: "Wonder when they will attempt to accuse Mitt of being racist. After all, the race card is what got the man elected in the first place."
More and more people quietly agree, but they are intimidated into silence. In other elections, most people displayed signs for their candidate or weren't too quiet about whom they were going to vote. This year is very different - I don't see many signs or bumper stickers. I substitute teach most days and worry that if I put a Romney bumper sticker on my car, I'll have some damage when I get out of school. I do look to see if there are any Obama stickers on cars, but I don't see many. It could be they are too embarrassed now.
FTA: ''[Obama] didn't show a spark of anger, even when Romney slyly found a way to call him a boy, comparing Obama's statements to the sorts of childish lies his "five boys" used to tell. How the right's hard-core racists must have howled at that! Mitt, at long last, has secured his base.''
Another example of the derangement of the liberal mind. Took some serious pretzel-work, but the liberal moonbat managed to squeeze in the expected 'racism' crap. These people are certifiable.
Obama was never the big dog the MSM helped him play on TV.
That became painfully clear when we watched him go on stage and shrink before our eyes. On his own and confronted by a man who really is strong and confident, Obama reacted as outmatched bullies often do. He tried to make himself a smaller target. He stuck to the only "weapon" he has needed for the past four years...talking points.
Watching Romney take down the president and the MSM at the same time was the best thing I've seen on TV in a long time.
#13....I don't put a Romney-Ryan sticker on my car for the same reason. In my travels around the DC metro area, I look for Obama bumper stickers every day. It's a rare day when I see more than two of them. I occasionally see an old one from 2008, but not many new ones. A neighbor of mine had one on her car in 2008, but it's gone and has not been replaced this year. I see very few yard signs for Obama this year. I was in DC yesterday (16th Street area) and only saw one yard sign for BO & Joe.
Obama at the debate looked frustrated. This, in my opinion, is because he knew that he didn't have adequate intelligence to deal with an unscripted conversation and certainly could not confront Mitt Romney's vastly superior intelligence. Being a rather slow-witted individual, he just wanted off stage. There is no mystery as to what the situation was. It was simply a display of the pipsqueak's mediocre natural abilities.
Give the guy a break. He thought that going on the View and David Letterman Show, to answer the tough questions that they would surely ask him, would be great debate prep. How could he or his handlers have known that the answers he gave them (telling the View that he is "eye candy" and telling Letterman that he didn't know how much the deficit was) wouldn't work in a Presidential debate? /S
I've always thought our President was just a Hugo Chavez wannabe.
From this article, Taranto posits that the coddled Barack, mmm mmm mmm, is instead and amalgam of Nick Marshall's estrogen infused upbringing (in What Women Want) and Xerxes' stroked egotism as described in the movie 300. Therefore, the Churchill bust was really returned due to jealousy over Winston's high thread count silk underwear and not British colonialism.
And Obama's hormone response the next morning after the debate, is indicative. Taranto might be on to something.
#16 Those who see sly racism in the most innocuous of comments remind me of my college literature professor who read sex into the most innocent and least sexual of stories and poems, right down to the shedding of autumn leaves in Vermont being a metaphor for a striptease, and a walk into the snowy woods being a reference to female frigidity. The racism is in their own minds, and they read it into everything around them.
Recently Paul Ryan spoke at the American Values summit (do not remember exact name). He said many great things, but one thing in particular lit up the place. He said that one thing BO is good at is setting up Straw Men in order to knock them down.
Because BO is so arrogant, he thought he could waltz in and dazzle the watching world with his swagger and pomp.
Now, now that 60+ million people watched this first debate, a straw man became obvious, and it wasn't Mitt Romney.
Next day, of course, BO resorted to his straw man construction --or an attempt at it-- with the usual culprits throwing in their two cents.
I think, and i hope and pray, that we are on much firmer and more real grounding.
I was kinda amazed to see how Obama had recovered during his stump speech on Thursday, the day after the debate. He was his old self, seeming none the worse for wear. Then I remembered he was reading from TOTUS. Ya gotta give serious credit to Jon Favreau, the wunderkind that leads the speechwriting team at the WH (who rewrote OB's 2004 DNC speech for him in Boston).
Without Jon's words and TOTUS at debates, he is screwed.
When was the last time Obama and Ambassador Chris Stephens were together, alone? Did they have a lover's spat? (both are gay). It was reported that one of the gay choir guys in Rev. Wright's church had an untimely death early in the run up to '08. This kind of problem isn't unknown among the secretive, closeted homosexual community. Pile on.
What a contrast between the unplugged Obama on Wednesday night and the replugged teleprompter Obama of Thursday morning. On Wednesday night he was coyote ugly, on Thursday morning he was all prettied up again. That electronic teleprompter makeup does a body good.
Known or no,if Obama is re-elected, better pull some dough out of the bank. I forsee a "bank holiday" and a re-valuation of the currency a-comin' the congress has aleady had hearings on eliminating 401Ks. Number one, the govt wants to stop the $80 billion in deductions whatev they are called. and two, the 401K money is to be 'removed',confiscated, turned in to be matched up w/ your soc sec and then the govt will re-jigger it to pay you 4.4%annuity or pension.All this discussion was at zerohedge.com last year.
Ryan will roll up the facts and give them to Plugs Biden in a giant suppository. It will be harsh, they don't have any idea what is coming. Two bright (R)gentlemen will leave them (D) in tatters. So sad.
Why is that moronic Andrea Mitchell so surprised at John Sununu describing Barack Hussein as "lazy." B. Hussein told Barbara Walters that he was lazy. Said it himself. No need to take it back, because it's true and everyone, including the MIC, knows it!
Nobody told el Presidente he had no clothes on--again!
Any person not prejudiced for any reason against Mitt Romney could have foretold his debate performances (including the next two.
He can think on his feet and change the game according to what the other dish out. What can o come up with to throw him off stride short of law breaking--not that that would stop o and co.
The past is prologue and he had all kinds of syuff and approaches thrown at him in the primaries (via Newt called a liar and class warfare for one)including Palin getting NC for Newt and then trying to get the pack to drag the primary out, wasting GOP standard bearer's money.
Certain strengths above the run of the mill they may never guess at as they project their own desires and motivations onto him. IOW, they still do not know him.
It’s not the voters who hate Obamacare the most who are going to matter in next year’s elections. It’s the independents who frequently side with Democrats but could, if propelled by a distaste for the health care law, take a serious look at the GOP in 2014. And on this front, Democrats have a big problem with one of their most crucial constituencies—white women. Polling provided to National Journal by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that white women have soured considerably on the law, especially in the month since its botched rollout. The skepticism runs especially deep among blue-collar women,
Some years back, I was having a discussion with several of my liberal friends, who asked what my objection to their ideology was. My answer was simple: because liberalism (or “progressivism,” as they now prefer), when taken to its nth degree, must and does end in fascism.(Snip)Now, five years later, we’re getting a pretty good idea of what that “fundamental transformation” entails: the remaking of the U.S. into a nation of billionaires and beggars, of “public servants” and supplicants, of an imperial capital in the reign of the Emperor Hussein and a threadbare, exploited heartland, which exists at the sufferance
Not the only interesting result here — Gallup’s also picking up the trend of millennials abandoning The One — but after so much post-election heavy breathing about his advantage with Latinos and how the GOP can win them back, it’s obviously the showstopper. (Snip for graphic)The glass-half-full read: This is proof positive that Democrats do not, in fact, own the Latino vote. They can blow it, and to some extent may already have. But then, we already knew that from previous Gallup polls. Back in August, they noted that O’s job approval among Latinos was conspicuously volatile, soaring to 80
"There´ll be a summit conference in the sky," smiled an Israeli intelligence official Wednesday morning when he learned of the assassination of Hassan Lakkis, the Hezbollah commander in charge of weapons development and advanced technological warfare, in a Beirut suburb around midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The killing of Lakkis is yet another in the latest in a long series of assassinations of leading figures in what Israeli intelligence calls the "Radical Front," which comprises two countries -- Syria and Iran -- and three organizations: Hezbollah, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Hamas. "We´re talking about a number of organizations and people
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is traveling to Detroit this week armed with an ambitious plan to save the bankrupt city. In an interview with The Daily Caller on Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican senator previewed his trip to Michigan, where he will present his ideas for an “economic freedom zone” to the Detroit Economic Club on Friday. Paul acknowledged his idea is similar to those of former Rep. Jack Kemp’s “enterprise zones,” which similarly used incentives to encourage private sector investment in urban areas. “What we’ve done is taken enterprise zones and really given them enterprise zones on steroids,” Paul told TheDC. The plan
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve looked at the various polls on Barack Obama’s performance and noted the dramatic decline in approval on both policy areas and personal qualities. Today, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan take a look at the former, and inform readers that Obama is in much bigger trouble than just dropping below 40% overall approval: Recent polling from the Pew Research Center and Quinnipiac University has shown Obama’s approval rating on almost all major issues plunging into the 30s — below even his lowest-ever overall approval rating, which has stood around 40 percent
Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle. Lead author Vincent Post, from Australia´s Flinders University, said that an estimated 500,000 cubic kilometres (120,000 cubic miles) of low-salinity water had been found buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.
Washington -- Donald Rumsfeld´s most famous quote has to do with whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But he might as well have been a reporter talking about Obamacare. "There are known unknowns," said Rumsfeld back in February of 2002. "That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don´t know we don´t know." When it comes to Obamacare and the frantic White House effort to right the listing website meant to bring private health insurance to the uninsured, there´s a lot more we know we
Marco Rubio’s leadership PAC is launching a six-figure ad buy for Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)’s Senate bid in Arkansas, the second time he’s aided a sitting senator or Senate candidate this year. The group, Reclaim America PAC, will put six figures into ads across Arkansas beginning Thursday that focus on Cotton’s military background. The buy was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by POLITICO. Cotton is running to oust incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in what’s expected to be one of the most competitive Senate races of 2014.
WASHINGTON — For the past decade, Texas has been at war with Washington. Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott have fought the federal government on health care, voting rights and environmental regulations. On spending, new programs and regulations, federal officials have been hard-pressed to find friendly ears in the Lone Star State. Now, with Perry fading from the state’s political scene, the 2014 contest for governor could determine whether Texas takes a different approach to the White House and the federal government. Abbott, the likely Republican contender for governor, promises much of the same, saying he would make
I do my fair share of carping about Washington’s “elites,” say, for their free-spending ways or their reckless adventurism abroad. That said, when I speak to family and friends back in the Heartland, I usually dissent from at least some of the common epithets thrown at the inhabitants of the Beltway who claim to govern America. “Stupid,” “dumb,” “idiots,” and sometimes “clueless” are the typical pejoratives used. From my perspective only the last one is accurate. The denizens of Washington may live in an impenetrable bubble, but they are actually quite smart, well educated, top of their class, and… clueless
Frequent flyers left behind more than $500,000 at airport security checkpoints in 2012 — and now that huge chunk of money could find its way to deserving troops’ wallets. The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass a bill that donates to the United Service Organizations the combined loose change that travelers across the country forget to retrieve from airport security bins. The USO is a nonprofit benefitting members of the U.S. military and their families. While flyers usually remember to retrieve their computers, belts and other items required to be placed in bins before going through metal detectors at
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
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A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
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Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn´s Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents´ health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues
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The world premiere of the “Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet” is set for tonight. Princeton University’s director of its jazz-studies program composed the work in honor of the Florida teen. Anthony D. J. Branker told the Star-Ledger that the piece is intended to “be a form of healing” after Martin’s death and the controversial court case that followed it. The ballad, which will be performed by the university’s official orchestra and jazz ensemble, is intended to be a tribute to victims of racial violence, Branker explained. He hopes that the performance will be “one that speaks to
The president put in his ask to Disney CEO Bob Iger at a private meeting with entertainment moguls during his Nov. 26 visit to Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation. [snip] If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale. At the end of the conversation -- which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran -- Obama revealed what´s at the top of his bucket
A new report from the Texas-based Quorum Report, published by longtime Texas journalist Harvey Kronberg, says that House Speaker John Boehner plans to push amnesty legislation through the House, after the primary filing deadline for candidates. The move would prevent Tea Party from challenging GOP lawmakers who support amnesty in 2014. Scott Braddock reported on Tuesday that “in recent weeks, various Texas business interests have told Quorum Report that Boehner has been telling them that he will start holding immigration votes not long after the filing deadline has passed.”