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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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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Mai Bad, 10/7/2012 9:02:48 AM (No. 8915553)
Yo...yo...Another perfectly on target essay.....Smooches!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
"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!
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?)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
#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.
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."
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?]
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.
The fight is on. A growing — and furious — fight between the conservative base of the Republican Party and its Establishment elites in Washington is rapidly taking shape. Senator Ted Cruz took to Sean Hannity’s television show Tuesday night and took on Karl Rove, who had immediately preceded him on the show. In response to Rove’s strategy (Rove compared the defunding strategy to the famous — and losing — Pickett’s Charge of the Battle of Gettysburg). Cruz immediately countered by saying that while he wasn’t a military strategist he was pretty sure 100% of battles
In a perverse bit of post-trial agitprop, ABC News somehow recruited the one woman of color on George Zimmerman´s "all white" jury and twisted her words to reflect the presumed editorial position of ABC News. In this clip from an exclusive Robin Roberts interview which has played just about everywhere including CBS News, Roberts says to the juror, "Some people have said, point blank, ´George Zimmerman got away with murder.´ How do you respond to those people who say that?" In the edited video ABC floated about, "Maddy" answers unhesitatingly, "George Zimmerman got away with murder.
It should come as no surprise that some of the very worst rants about George Zimmerman’s acquittal are coming from an Ivy League professor. The competition is stiff, but will be hard-pressed to keep up with Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The Zimmerman verdict has caused Butler to conclude that God is “a white racist god with a problem” who “is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.” There are conclusions Butler could have reached short of equating her caricature of Zimmerman with God.
Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom. "Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide. The slide was divided in two. On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman´s Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?"
Perhaps I´m just a creepy-a** cracka´ who doesn´t get it. But it always seems that when it comes to standards, the left gives you two for the price of one. And the idea that white people "can´t" understand black folks -- a similar point to which was made in a recent article about the George Zimmerman trial -- is a good example. But before getting to that particular piece, I have a question: is the issue here that one race simply cannot understand another? Or is this really just restricted to white people?
1.The Sound of Wet Grass: Black Racists´ War on Black Women The Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has come to trial this week and the best thing that´s been said about it is from Thomas Maguire: "I´m proud to say I live in a country where the show trials look more like an SNL [Saturday Night Live] skit." You probably won´t know that if your source of information about the trial is the mainstream media and if your lifestyle doesn´t permit you to sit in front of the TV for hours watching the trial.
It´s a miracle! A fascinating and compelling movie whose plot is driven by the protagonist´s fidelity to the Constitution. (In fact there were more mentions of the Constitution than any other movie I have ever seen.) You have never seen a movie like Copperhead, and you ought to take the opportunity to see it on a big screen if you live in one of the forty-some cities where it is opening today. But even if you don´t, it is available today via all on-demand platforms, which is a great strategy to reach the widely dispersed audience
This is what happens when the President of the United States is dragged into making foreign and defense policy decisions, instead of determining American interests and then making policy to suit. And it is what happens when the president fails to make a clear case for those policies not only to the American public, but also to his own cabinet. It had been understood that senior members of the Obama administration wanted to provide arms to Syrian rebel forces in opposition to the Assad regime.
Michelle Obama has been capitalizing on her status as a descendant of slaves. Her latest junket to Ireland shows she is definitely enjoying the 21st-century benefits of the transatlantic slave trade her radical friends in Chicago refer to as "genocide" by white Americans. According to the First Couple´s pals, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Rahm Emanuel, and Dr. Conrad W. Worrill of Northeastern University, white Americans should monetarily compensate black Americans for past slavery.
The latest polls show that President Obama´s approval ratings are in free fall like a hot air balloon with the fire extinguished; his approval rating has declined eight percentage points over the past month. CNN reporter Chris Cuomo described the decline as "dropping like a stone." Lara Brown of U.S. News and World Report, declared, "The Obama presidency becomes more Grant than Lincoln every day." Even his standing as a "leader" has shown a six-percentage-point drop among those who think he is a decisive and strong leader. Worse, CNN reports that half of the public no longer trust the president
I have always believed that regardless of the laws of a nation, the social fabric that binds it is woven of mutual trust between the people and their private and governmental institutions. Once that fabric is weakened, the dangers to an ordered society are extreme. This week, the holes in the U.S. social fabric are manifest, and they are caused by the administration´s ever-expanding lawlessness.. The statements by the high-tech self-exile Snowden set off alarms even among those who are willing to repose their confidence in the general integrity of our intelligence services.
Greg Gutfeld opened the June 6th broadcast of The Five by talking about the IRS scandal and asking "What can we do as Americans right now? This seems like a golden opportunity to go after a bloated bureaucracy, clean it out and create something." The answer is to spark a national protest demanding limited government by doing 3 things: First, unhide our taxes. Even the 47% who don´t pay federal income tax pay taxes. During the 2012 Presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said "There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president, no matter what..."
Colin Powell has admitted to exchanging ´very personal´ emails with a Romanian diplomat but denies having an affair with the much younger woman after a hacker threatened to release their intimate messages. The 76-year-old retired general told the Smoking Gun that he met Corina Cretu, 45, roughly 10 years ago when she was working as an assistant to the president of Romania. She is now a member of the European Parliament. ´After I left the Department of State in January 2005 we stayed in touch via email,´ he told TSG.
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy
The United States will temporarily shut down its embassies and consulates around the world Sunday, including those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt, as a precautionary measure, the State Department said Thursday. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf did not say how long the international installations would stay closed -- only that the decision was taken “out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting.” Sunday is a normal workday in many Arab and Middle Eastern countries. Embassies in Europe and Latin America would be shuttered that day anyway.
American scientists claim the planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate in the past 65 million years. Climatologists at Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have warned the likely rate of change over the next century will be at least 10 times quicker than any climate shift since the dinosaurs became extinct. If the trend continues at its current rapid pace, it will place significant stress on terrestrial ecosystems around the world, and many species will need to make behavioral, evolutionary or geographic adaptations to survive, they said.
About 400 area retail and fast-food workers, together with colleagues nationally, participated in a strike Thursday to demand raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “If not $15, then something. I mean give us something. I work 36 hours a week and barely make enough to pay my rent, gas bill, light bill. It gets to the point where I barely have enough for lunch sometimes,” said Angel Richardson, 21, who works at McDonald’s. “I’m five months pregnant, what am I going to do in four months? I hope something changes.” The minimum wage is $7.25 nationally and $8.25
Executive Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mark Glaze gave some ambiguous and potentially dangerous self defense advice Friday on “Hardball.” Glaze, speaking in opposition to “Stand Your Ground” laws, said in a circumstance where someone “comes at you” with an axe handle one should attempt to either “talk,” “fight with your fists,” “run away,” or “deescalate the situation,” but not shoot the attacker: MARK GLAZE: Very often somebody will come at you. They might want to have a fistfight. They might come at you with an ax handle. CHRIS MATTHEWS: Would you consider the guy with the ax handle armed or not?
Citing a potential al Qaeda attack, the State Department on Friday issued a worldwide travel alert and warned American citizens that the terrorist group may be plotting a strike in the Middle East, North Africa or elsewhere. “Current information suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” reads a portion of the alert, which lasts until the end of the month.
The administration has popped the bubble of hope some small business had that switching to part-time staff would let them escape the high costs of Obamacare. The Small Business Administration on Thursday created a website to explain to businesses that the government will simply tally up the number of part-time employees firms have to determine if enough hours have been worked to essentially create a "full-time equivalent." Some smaller businesses had thought that if they could get under the 50 full-time employee cap that activates Obamacare by cutting full-time workers and hiring more part-time workers they would escape
Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions. KOMO-TV reports that the city´s Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive. "Luckily, we´ve got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For ´citizens,´ how about ´residents?´"
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested on Friday morning that the tea party movement is comprised of the same types of people who fought against the civil rights movement during the 1960s. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Rangel said of the movement: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. He added that the tea party movement can be defeated similar to how the civil rights movement eradicated Jim Crow mentality: “It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused
The nation´s most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Thursday that its remaining supply of phenobarbital expires in September and that no alternatives have been found. It wasn´t immediately clear whether two executions scheduled for next month would be delayed. The state has already executed 11 death-row inmates this year, and at least seven more have execution dates in coming months. "We will be unable to use our current supply of phenobarbital after it expires," agency spokesman Jason Clark said. "We are exploring all options at this time."
Congressional investigators this week released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission have been engaged in their own conservative targeting, with help from the IRS´s infamous Lois Lerner. This means more than just an expansion of the probe to the FEC. It´s a new link to the Obama team. In May this column noted that the targeting of conservatives started in 2008, when liberals began a coordinated campaign of siccing the federal government on political opponents. The Obama campaign helped pioneer this tactic. In late summer of 2008, Obama lawyer Bob Bauer took