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Oct032012

LET'S GET READY TO RRRUMMMBLE!!

LIVE (9PM ET):  First Presidential Debate of 2012        (skip to most recent comments)

Thread is open so have at it.   No biting, scratching, eye gouges or kicks to the groin.

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After nearly 24 hours now the 911 rescue narrative by the left is it's Jim Leher's fault or Romney's ideas can't be that good, he lied. What will be different for the next debate for this to change ? A different more engaged and competent Obama? If the topic is golf or vacation, I might concede yes but I believe the topic is foreign policy. The murder of our Libyan Ambassador and the Obama administrations complete betrayal of his security and total foreign policy mess in the Mideast, Far East and South America will be front and center.

So good luck turning that next debate around. Barry's incompetence no matter the subject is beginning to be baked into the electorate. Especially when he has to stand alone on a stage and defend himself. It's not beyond the possibility based on Obama’s thin-skin persona that he will suffer a full hissy fit meltdown in the next debate.

October 4, 2012 at 18:00 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

What are Romney's ideas there TM?

October 4, 2012 at 18:03 | Registered Commenterkwawk
October 5, 2012 at 00:28 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

... and in case you missed it, here's a great recap of last night's debate.

(lol @ the "5 seconds left" rip)

October 5, 2012 at 00:38 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

that video is awesome. I like the bit that starts at 45 seconds and the S. Korean horsey dance bit at 1:50.

October 5, 2012 at 01:21 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

Duff, I couldn't help but laugh out loud when I saw Mitt punch out Jim Lehrer.

that video is awesome. I like the bit that starts at 45 seconds and the S. Korean horsey dance bit at 1:50.

Was Mitt doing a horsey dance or did he go all oompum gundam style? I can't decide.

October 5, 2012 at 01:49 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Obama is out of ideas with the exception at the next debate he plans to dance "Gangham Style " if he gets stumped on a question.

October 5, 2012 at 06:32 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

The last time I saw a guy get chewed as bad as Obama in a debate was during the movie Fargo in the wood chipper scene.

October 5, 2012 at 06:50 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I'm still chuckling over the leftists' idea that Lehrer was somehow unfair to Obama.

October 5, 2012 at 08:07 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Oh, and the notion that Obama deliberately muffed it in order to lull Romney into a false sense of security... that one is pretty funny as well.

October 5, 2012 at 08:21 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Another possible reason for Obama's lousy performance HERE.

October 5, 2012 at 08:29 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

That's it, gangnam style. I couldn't remember the name but it looks like an aging pop artist riding a horse.

October 5, 2012 at 08:53 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

One more goodie. The deranged racism of the rabid left has plumbed new depths, as a teacher bullies a student and compares her Romney shirt to a KKK hood.

Hat tip: Eugene Volokh - http://www.volokh.com/

October 5, 2012 at 08:59 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

So 7.8% for September based on worker participation 'assumptions' made by the Department of Labor. More jobs we're magically created in August/September based on Obama Dept. of Labor 'assumptions.' Funny how these 'assumptions' by the DoL are sure beneficial to Obama. One might think the Chicago thugs got the memo out to the DoL on unemployment. Great way to get Barry off the hook for a news cycle on his blow-up in Denver,

October 5, 2012 at 09:15 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

So 7.8% for September based on worker participation 'assumptions' made by the Department of Labor. More jobs we're magically created in August/September based on Obama Dept. of Labor 'assumptions.' Funny how these 'assumptions' by the DoL are sure beneficial to Obama. One might think the Chicago thugs got the memo out to the DoL on unemployment. Great way to get Barry off the hook for a news cycle on his blow-up in Denver,

Unemployment numbers go up - obviously Obama's failed policies!
Unemployment numbers go down - BLS is obviously cooking the books!

October 5, 2012 at 11:24 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

One more goodie. The deranged racism of the rabid left has plumbed new depths, as a teacher bullies a student and compares her Romney shirt to a KKK hood.

Hat tip: Eugene Volokh - http://www.volokh.com/

The spin doctor is in.

What the teacher actually said was that wearing a republican shirt in a pro-democratic school is like a black teacher wearing a KKK robe. No where in that does it equate the student with the KKK.

While the whole story is bad and the teacher should be ashamed for her actions, let's keep it a honest here.

October 5, 2012 at 11:27 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

Too bad you guys ran WesMorgan off. This site needs its own personal fact checker.

October 5, 2012 at 11:29 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

What an stunning specimen this man is. He seems utterly assured and confident that contradicting oneself every ten minutes as needed has no consequence whatsoever in the real world. I’ve never seen anything remotely like this level of cynical nihilism. And I follow American politics.

October 5, 2012 at 12:07 | Registered CommenterWinston

Winston;

When was the last time Obama apologized or admitted he was wrong.. EVER? We now know his debate performance in Denver was due to:

Romney being mean

The altitude

Jim Leher

As soon as your cluster f**k of a President starts to take responsibility for his disastrous administration, we’ll put up with you fling monkey shit around this site about Romney.

October 5, 2012 at 12:18 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

What the teacher actually said was that wearing a republican shirt in a pro-democratic school is like a black teacher wearing a KKK robe. No where in that does it equate the student with the KKK.

Nowhere in Red's statement did he say such a thing... so what's your point?
However the teacher DID equate the shirt to a KKK hood... correct?

That spin was so bad I think you did a complete 360.

Would you like me to call GOP headquarters and ask all the black Republicans there what they thought of the statement? How about the black delegate that lives 2 doors down from me that not only wears a Romney shirt, but has a sign and worked for Rick Santorum back in January? Think he would approve of some black extremist's deranged viewpoint?

The fact you can't point out the wrong in that teacher and instead choose to defend him with such an absurd statement speaks more on you Choy.

Pull your panties up Brent, your dissappointment is showing.

October 5, 2012 at 12:44 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

The President is a conspiracy. The media are a conspiracy. The polls are a conspiracy. The jobs numbers are a conspiracy. Modern rightwing extremism will end in a straitjacket. And it’ll be a conspiracy of psychiatrists to SUPPRESS THE TROOF!!!

October 5, 2012 at 12:44 | Registered CommenterWinston

We now know [the President’s] debate performance in Denver was due to: Romney being mean, The altitude, Jim Leher

Tom, you must have a truly gigantic ass considering how very much you are constantly pulling out of it. Until I became familiar with you and Mitt Romney it never occurred to me humans could (or would want to) fabricate so much s***. It’s pathological.

October 5, 2012 at 12:55 | Registered CommenterWinston

--Romney the Mean Alpha Male who turns off women.

--The altitude compromised Obama's debating ability.

--Jim Lehrer somehow aided Mitt Romney in the debate.

All positions advocated publicly by one leftie or another. But then, Winnie knows that.

October 5, 2012 at 13:06 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Winston... they are excuses being pushed by YOUR side... perhaps you need to pull your head out of your own ass and realize that. I can't believe you're actually in that much denial. Sad really. Debate must have hurt a little more than I originally thought... Awesome.

Are you trying to say the ridiculous "excuse" that Romney's bullying, Denver's altitude and Jim Lehrer's incompetence is being pushed by (as you put it) Wingnutz™?

October 5, 2012 at 13:07 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

If the POTUS debate is getting Moonbatz™ this riled up...
I can't even begin to imagine how piss-soaked they'll be next Thursday night.

There ain't a popcorn bin big enough...

October 5, 2012 at 13:14 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Skinny, I suspect that poor Winnie got confused, due to his haste in getting to his favorite task of belittling Tom. In soccer, this would be called an "own goal."

October 5, 2012 at 13:49 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

After the meltdown we've seen this week, I wouldn't be surprised if liberals are calling to the White House today and requesting they send Joe Biden to Benghazi to help "investigate" the embassy anytime before Thursday.

Pretty certain they're not looking forward to another massacre.

October 5, 2012 at 13:58 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Mitt Romney said he was "completely wrong" when he argued that nearly half of Americans were "victims" and dependent on government.

The admission came Thursday as the GOP presidential candidate sought to clarify his controversial "47%" comments.

So let me ask. Now that Mitt Romney has completely disavowed his 47% comments do you guys feel stupid for defending them as vehemently as you did?

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/04/romney-on-47-comments-i-was-completely-wrong/?hpt=hp_c1


The most disconcerting part of it is that here we are 4 weeks before election day and the Mittster is finally acting like he really wants to be President.

October 5, 2012 at 15:08 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Skinny & Red would you own up to the shit dems say if you didn't have to? I mean the “Father of the Internet “claims Barry's bad day was due to altitude. I know Winston is basically competent with computer searches and that one can be looked up. You’ll find ALGORE right on the Current TV stage mouthing that beaut....

October 5, 2012 at 15:09 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I think you are on to something skinny. obama's biggest fear right now is a biden vs Ryan follow up to his own disaster. If biden gets thrown under a bus between now and then I'm afraid it may not be a metaphorical one.

And that link you provided of the good doctor's assessment of obamacare in one long and insightful sentence was hilarious. :)

October 5, 2012 at 15:09 | Registered CommenterTijuana

The last time 783k jobs were created in one month was Q2 1983. The quarterly GDP in Q1 1983 was 9.3%. Does it feel like we’re in a similar growth spurt of 9.3%??? The "bullshit" calls get louder by the hour on these jobs numbers.

October 5, 2012 at 15:22 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

We’ve ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia
Extreme rightists defended Romney’s 47% remarks, saying they were absolutely correct—the Americans who pay no income tax were indeed dependent on government, had a victim mentality, and would never take responsibility for their lives. Now that he throws you all under the (you will pardon the brain-dead grossly overused clichéd expression) bus, you defend that too. Basically, you reflexively defend everything your candidate says no matter how offensive or stupid, and when he decides he was wrong (and so are you), you just suck it up and agree you were wrong too.

Makes your head spin, but it’s just what happens when people join cults.

October 5, 2012 at 16:08 | Registered CommenterWinston

It does make your head spin Winston. Romney has done a 180 where he's now in favor of government regulations and not reducing taxes on the wealthy. Happily in favor of school teachers. And they're positively giddy, yet if asked they'd all tell you that they absolutely hate those things.

October 5, 2012 at 16:18 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I'll say. CP now opposes a five trillion dollar tax cut. In fact, if the guy who made that ridiculous proposal were here right now, he'd punch him in the nose.

October 5, 2012 at 16:23 | Registered CommenterWinston

Looks like Tom's oneadem Job Truthers. It's all conspiracies—the President, the media, the polls, the BLS jobs numbers—all a conspiracy with tentacles reaching everywhere. It’s only a matter of time before the psychiatrists get involved. The troof must be suppressed at all costs.

I just wish the gummint woukd quit ****ing around with my crossword puzzle.

October 5, 2012 at 16:31 | Registered CommenterWinston

"The federal government notched a $1.1 trillion deficit in fiscal year 2012 — the fourth straight year over $1 trillion — according to a preliminary estimate that the Congressional Budget Office released Friday."

Wasn't it supposed to be around $400 billion by now? Damm that Jim Leher.

October 5, 2012 at 16:45 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I'm not sure when it was that I became a big fan of Mitt Romney. Oh, now I remember. It was NEVER. But I still plan to vote for him, without hesitation.

The simple thing about all this that the Obama cultist lefties can't seem to understand is that conservatives would gladly vote for Mr. So-So American (or a tree stump or a screen door for that matter) over the despicable destructive chump now occupying the Oval Office. Romney is far from perfect, but is orders of magnitude better than Obama.

The primary objective is to fire Obama, and by doing so, stop the bleeding.

October 5, 2012 at 18:08 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

lol @ Winston and his imagination... "It's a conspiracy man."

It's the 70's equivalent of "BURN THE MATH WITCH!!"

Ya know what cracks me up? Watching liberals rip their clothes off while spreading their legs and taking every throbbing inch of baloney this administration throws at in them, hoping to reach that next toe-tingling lust-filled Obamasm... even it if leaves them feeling used like some skanky, irresponsible, desperate, frustrated, pathetic, foolish, drug-addled ding-ding that'll blow just about anything for $50 (or another month of unlimited texts on their ObamaPhone).

"IT'S A GODDAMN CONSPIRACY I TELLS YA'!!!!!!!"

October 5, 2012 at 19:15 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

The Great Hankie Caper. Instead of reading tea leaves, he reads a snot rag.

Damn that Romney! Why did he have to do that, and ruin The One's big night?

October 6, 2012 at 07:12 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

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