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Another Teleprompter-Free Weekend Open Thread

After the butt-whooping Obama recieved by Ronnie Ferocious on Wednesday, liberals have been trying to shift into attack mode while on their heels and still backpeddling on defense.   Not a very effective combo move, but great for the sheer comedy aspect.

We've heard all sorts of excuses defending such an obvious and abysmal performance by the President from the altitude, Mitt's bullying, Jim Lehrer's inability to aid Obama better.

Apparently what Jim Lehrer was supposed to say was "Mitt, you're murdering this guy, so we really do have to move on to another subject."  

I even listened to one MSNBC host try to spin the obvious loss as some kind of a win, partially because he's a complete (D)bag, but primarily because they think the world of Obama.   NO WAY could he have stunk up the joint this bad without some kind of motive, strategy or sadistic voodoo Mormon magic.   He's too perfect after all.

Now we're even hearing them accuse Mitt of cheating because he used a hankerchief. Now that's desperate, even laughable considering the accusations stem from a Democrat strategist.  WUT?!?

Next defense?  It's not fair that Obama can't use a teleprompter when debating Mitt, which translates into basic English as "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa!"  


And we still have the VP debate to look forward to in just under a week...

If that doesn't put a smile on your face, then I can't help ya'...

Well...  maybe I can help you... but just this once...

Enjoy the weekend everybody (even you liberals... you need it most). 

Post whatever you want.   It's an open thread.


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Skinny, thanks a bunch for that video compilation of IDIOTS. Now my brain hurts.

I was particularly taken with the keen insight of the Mensa member who supported the use of a teleprompter by suggesting that it's difficult to "memorize" a long debate. Sheer genius, I tell you!

October 5, 2012 at 18:22 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I guess it all depends on what your definition of "debate" is.

October 5, 2012 at 18:58 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Harry Reid blames the drop in unemployment on Republicans... or something:

H/T to Red Alert Politics:

This morning’s release of the recent jobs report numbers report this morning shows the lowest unemployment in 44 months and predictably, the Left is celebrating the news. But even though unemployment has dipped below eight percent, one prominent Democrat is slamming Republicans for obstructionist tactics that he claims contributed to this still high number.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) issued a series of tweets this morning reacting to the latest jobs report and most of his comments were positive. But amidst his celebratory tweets about the economy being “on the right track,” he said, “We could move faster if Republicans dropped obstruction, yet Sen. McConnell said his ‘single most important’ goal was defeating Pres. Obama.”

Shortly after that statement, he tweeted, “It’s time for Republicans to put politics aside, and put the middle class first.”

Emphasis added by me obviously, because that last slice of hypocrisy did me in.

October 5, 2012 at 20:19 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Still, this morning, I'm depressed by the abject stupidity of the Pro Teleprompters at Debates crowd, as I envision them in the voting booth punching Dear Leader's name with reverence.

Do those people manage to dress themselves? Check the "memorizing a debate" guy. I think his pants are on backwards.

October 6, 2012 at 07:19 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I'll give them the benefit of the doubt RB and assume they didn't understand the question. I mean "teleprompter" is a four syllable word. I suspect such vocabulary is a challenge for many of them. ;)

My favorite response was the guy who said they kept cutting obama off and didn't give him enough time - since we now know that "the one" took four minutes plus more time overall than Romney did. But then I guess when you don't get your standard 30 minutes to meander around one question, as obama is known to do, I can see how his fans would feel he was mistreated.

October 6, 2012 at 11:07 | Registered CommenterTijuana

LMAO... Obama "too professorial" to explain things to an audience.

That's like saying that quote couldn't get a laugh because it's "too humorous".

October 6, 2012 at 21:18 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid


What a friggin' week...

It's gotta be, uh, hard to be, uh, this guy's supporters these days (236... personal best?)

Now libs like Matthews are saying "well, good thing the next debate will be a town hall style debate" and Andrea Mitchell sgrees... Obama should flourish in such a format. Wow.

Uh, sorry libs... If the same Obama that showed up last Wednesday crashes the Oct 16 debate, he's going to get his tail handed to him AGAIN, leaving those same fools to blame Obama's inept performance on Candy Crowley, the weather in NY or some random loud noise in backstage at Hofstra. The topics will be an even mixture of foreign policy and the same ones he got schooled over last week. He's already half-lost just knowing that... depending on how bad Mitt tackles him over his foreign policy disasters will determine just how bad an ass-kicking it is again.

The real problem Obama faces is the foreign policy debate for the 3rd and final debate on the 22nd. Will the liberals continue to spew the absurd hype of Obama's "foreign policy brilliance" or try to downplay it beforehand like they did his debate abilities? Either way they pave a smooth right that runs right off a cliff.

October 7, 2012 at 10:00 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Uh... yeah.

October 7, 2012 at 11:52 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Another part of SNL, this clip was taken from the cold opening: Huffpo has the link to Hulu. Plays on lack of O2 due to altitude.

I don't think I saw a previous link to Bill Maher's statement, It looked like Obama took my million dollars and spent it all on weed.

Spent weekend trapped at Obama-loving relative's house. These people are pro-life Democrats and Catholics, they attend pro-life events and then vote straight D ticket. They claim the D's are for the little people but most of them are voting D to try to keep farm subsidies. They are extremely wealthy farmers trying to pretend they are poor.

If I asked them to quote JFK's famous speech I am quite certain they would get it backwards. Probably would come out of their mouths as: Ask not what you can do for your country, but ask what your country can do for you.

October 7, 2012 at 23:35 | Unregistered CommenterSparky the fireplug

I see Chavez employed that well tested Democratic ploy of keeping the polls open until he got the vote total he wanted.

October 8, 2012 at 06:43 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Don't worry, Tom. I'm sure that Jimmy Carter will bless Chavez, just like he does every other thug on the planet.

October 8, 2012 at 06:58 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

One trick Obama may learn from Chavez is that tanks in the streets takes the steam off of protests.

October 8, 2012 at 08:23 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

But the unemployment numbers went down and, uh... did we mention we killed Osama Bin Laden?


October 8, 2012 at 08:39 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Axelrod

Dear Dave;

Why stop at 7.8%? Wouldn't 2.8% make you feel better? Americans know both numbers are bullshit.

October 8, 2012 at 08:47 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Those 7.8% stats are meaningless even if accurate, given the cold reality that far fewer Americans are working today than when Obama took office, despite a significant growth in the working age population. And as icing on the cake, median household income has taken the express elevator to the basement.

Obama's "recovery" is a sick joke.

Obama is a sick joke.

And the Obama-voting half of the country is too stupid, or too ignorant, or both, to get the fact that the joke is on them.

October 8, 2012 at 09:49 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Whoa! Hold everything! I may just need to vote for Obama, now that Snoop Whazzizname has issued a list of reasons to vote against Mitt and for Barry.

October 8, 2012 at 10:27 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Obama "too professorial" to explain things to an audience.

Oh, good grief. Obama was as much a professor as an old time barber was a doctor. But at least the barber might actually have helped people.

October 8, 2012 at 10:30 | Registered CommenterRedBeard


Have you apologized yet for that overtly racist picture you put up for the Weekend Open Thread?

October 8, 2012 at 11:26 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

No, but I did apologize to my garbage man for having never hugged, nor fist bumped him in the 10 years he's picked up my garbage. He accepted then told me "thank you for having never hugged me while working... that'd be f#%&ing weird dude... even for you."


October 8, 2012 at 11:57 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Racism is the only possible reason that Skinny has never fist-bumped his garbage man. Not sure how that works, since the garbage man is Norwegian, but some leftist will surely explain it to us.

October 8, 2012 at 12:18 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Racist Ronnie Ferocious (the artist formerly known as CP) declares that Hope and Change, Hugs and Fist Bumps is NOT a strategy... what hateful, vile rhetoric!

October 8, 2012 at 12:35 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Meanwhile, Obama fanatic Lady Gaga threw up on stage. Just thought I would mention that. Seemed strangely appropriate.

October 8, 2012 at 13:33 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Why does Obama keep quoting a Princeton economics professor when he criticizes Romney's tax plan when the prof from Princeton says nothing that comes out of Obama's mouth in regards to Romney's tax plan is accurate for what he said???

October 8, 2012 at 15:47 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

While you guys have been busy gloating, Obama has moved back to 5 points up in the Gallup tracking poll.

October 8, 2012 at 16:40 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Interesting Gallup would issue up some 5 pt lead for Obama on the same day they call it even, yet don't even post it on the front page of their website. Oh well... all liberals really want is something to jump all over so they can act like they're winning. More sand for the heads please. Whatever it takes for them to cope.

(Just play along guys)

Oh wow... i guess it's over... 5 pt lead for Obama... man...
Heck, Democrats don't even have to go out and vote on Nov 2 now...
Obama's kicking so much ass, why waste perfectly good choom time voting.

3 debates to go... only an admitted 9% of people willing to complete polls...
nevermind all that noise.... Obama is the one! Hope and Change, Hugs and Fist Bumps!!


In other words Kwawk... I'm really not worried at all.
Remember that time I said talk to me in late October?
Remember that time? Yeah, I actually meant that.
You're putting your cart before the horse again.
Whoooooa big fella... Nnnnnnnnaaaaaayyyy!!

October 8, 2012 at 17:11 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

The Obama +5 poll is covering October 1st - 7th... just seen that on NBC news of all things and it was clearly posted. How is that an accurate portrayal of the post-debate opinion again, considering the debate took place on the 3rd? If I felt like looking at the fine print more and really crushing Kwawks hopes, I would... but seriously, why bother on a poll that isn't even honestly being portrayed by the left and the media?

October 1-7 Kwawk... the EVEN poll was Oct 4-6...
Do you even feel the least bit silly trying to use that as an example of a "lost bounce"?
Or do you just rush to judgement and run your mouth when you see a slick facade?
Actions like that is what got you stuck with Obama in the first place.

You keep imagining the left has the momentum now lefties...
keep fooling yourselves right up until November...
I WANT you to think you're going to win...
it'll make it all the funnier after...
So pretty, pretty please...
with sugar on top...
carry on.

October 8, 2012 at 18:38 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid


I believe Obama is up 5pts on Romney about as much as the unemployment rate is 7.8%.

October 8, 2012 at 20:19 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

lol Skinny Waiting until the end of October? What a difference those two weeks will make. I suppose that is enough time for Romney to change his positions a few more times. Perhaps we'll learn soon how Romney's ideas all along have been to promote the economy by having the first colony on Mars in ten years.

October 8, 2012 at 20:51 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Tonight... Kwawk reveals the other Obama excuse: Mitt Romney flip-flops so much it throws Obama off his game. Stay tuned to Geraldo at Large for more shocking excuses!

October 8, 2012 at 22:15 | Unregistered CommenterGeraldo
October 8, 2012 at 23:29 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Can't wait until the next debate when we learn that Mitt Romney's economic plan is called the 9-9-9 Plan.

October 9, 2012 at 00:15 | Registered Commenterkwawk

It doesn't matter how much the president violates campaign finance laws. It doesn't matter how thoroughly the media is co-opted by the president's cabal. The only thing of importance is getting him re-elected. The peons need him as their leader, whether they know it or not. All hail President-for-Life Chavez. I mean Obama. Dang. I can't keep those two straight.

October 9, 2012 at 06:12 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"(CBS News) The former head of a Special Forces "Site Security Team" in Libya tells CBS News that in spite of multiple pleas from himself and other U.S. security officials on the ground for "more, not less" security personnel, the State Department removed as many as 34 people from the country in the six months before a terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others."

I don't recall which of the upcoming Presidential debates discuss foreign policy but it should be interesting to hear Obama explain why his State Department cut Libyan security, went cheap on Benghazi consulate fortifications and ignored Ambassador Steven's concerns over the welfare of not only his life but of others also.

“Osama is dead, GM is alive” but unfortunately Chris Stevens is also dead. Obama has blood on his hands.

October 9, 2012 at 06:23 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I believe the next debate is where Romney will pummel Obama on foreign policy, or rather the lack of any coherent foreign policy. Dead ambassadors and the middle east in flames are hard items to sweep under the rug.

October 9, 2012 at 06:49 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Another huge hole in the Obama myth of GM's success, and the myth of taxpayer-funded businesses in general.

But hey, this is only 150 million bucks of taxpayer funding, flushed down Obama's toilet. No problem. There's more dough out there to confiscate for more national socialist ventures.

October 9, 2012 at 08:00 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Only $150 million loss for GM... surely one of Obama's greatest industrial successes!


October 9, 2012 at 09:14 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Wasserman Schultz

"When President Barack Obama and others on the left are not busy admonishing the rest of us to be "civil" in our discussions of political issues, they are busy letting loose insults, accusations and smears against those who dare to disagree with them."

Thomas Sowell


October 9, 2012 at 10:42 | Registered CommenterTijuana

"Mitt Romney's post-debate surge appears to have all but wiped out President Obama's once double-digit lead among women voters."

October 9, 2012 at 10:45 | Registered CommenterTijuana

This poll must break kwawk's heart, especially after that Pew poll putting Romney +4. Quick kwawk, run to Real Clear Politics where they dumb those numbers down by media-driven polls and give yourself that false sense of security that Obama's still "winning" by 1/2 percent (or due to the most recent Rasmussen, actually in "a tie" right now, per RCP's numbers).

We'll play along Kwawk... we'll get you through this rough month... we'll do it together.


October 9, 2012 at 10:47 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

"AP publishes unflattering pic of Romney bending over"

Read more:

How low can the bar go for the MSM. As low as it needs to I reckon.

October 9, 2012 at 11:00 | Registered CommenterTijuana

At least Chrissy "I Squat to Pee" Mathews is honest about his journalistic dishonesty.

October 9, 2012 at 11:08 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Remember obama's claim back in 2007 that the federal gov't doesn't care as much for the people in New Orlieans as they did for the people in Florida (after hurricane Andrew) and New York (after 9/11). Well it turns out that, "more federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane Andrew, combined."

Further, of the 14 senators who voted against, again AGAINST, the waiver of the Stafford Act for New Orleans, obama was prominent among them.

Did anyone catch this on the 6:00 news?

October 9, 2012 at 11:17 | Registered CommenterTijuana

Just a few more hours until team Obama gets to strike back.

October 9, 2012 at 17:25 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Just a few more hours until team Obama gets to strike back.

Rrrrrright. Haven't they been flailing their arms in girly-punch motions for a few days now?

Oh, I know something the could strike back with! They could start by responding to this... then slowly work their way down the list like a responsible adult... you know, once they've finished pissing on themselves and discover they've outgrown Sesame Street and all.

October 10, 2012 at 00:26 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

In 2000 the media decided to carry George W. Bush to the finish line because they wanted a horse race. Lots and lots of stories about how George W. Bush was a great guy who was just the type of guy you'd want a beer with, and ignored the fact that he really didn't have a great record as governor of Texas, his policies made little to no sense, and he wasn't realistically prepared to be President.

In spite of that because of a combination of factors such as a strong 3rd party candidate and a fluke in the electoral college system, George W. Bush lost the election and became President anyways and proceeded to bumble his way through the Presidency for eight years.

Let me say, that while Obama's performance wasn't great in the first debate, it wasn't as bad as is being made out to be. While Romney won on style points, I think people looking back will say that Obama held his own if not won on actual policy. Romney while looking more energized delivered policy points was contradictory, vague and seemed designed to appeal to the moment. It wasn't just the right that was energized by the debate, it was the media who was energized by the debate and they're not ready to give that up.

He even went so far as to admit that it was his party that has been the problem in the past 4 years and promised that he could bring his own party to the table. That is a rather strange omission from the media coverage of the debate.

Right now the media has the Obama campaign boxed in. They refuse to cover the actual performance of Mitt Romney in the debate while at the same time maintaining the position that if Democrats do it, they are whiners. Head Mitt wins, tales Obama loses. All Obama can do is wait for the next debate and give it to Republicans.

Updated -- And when the next debate comes along and it is filling with partisan slams on both sides the media will lament how partisan and divided we've become and how these debates just are substantive.

October 10, 2012 at 01:13 | Registered Commenterkwawk

And btw I posted that a few hours thing thinking that the VP debate was tonight. It wasn't obviously.

October 10, 2012 at 01:15 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I was wondering what the hell you were talking about... but that's par for the course.
Since that's the case I'll post what I almost posted based on that assumption.

So far everything the Obama administration has said recently leaves a lingering stench of sweaty foot odor due to the constant talking, placing of feet in their mouths, then repeating over and over.

"Fast and Furious began under George Bush"
(This little piggie went to Denver)
"It was a video that caused the deaths in Benghazi"
(This little piggie stayed home)
"They were protests that got out of hand in Libya"
(This little piggie ate arugula)
"They're gonna put ya'all back in chains"
(This little piggie had nothing to eat, drank booze and sang the villages theme song)
"You can't change Washington from the inside"
(and this little piggle cried "wee wee wee"... all the way back to Hawaii)

So to "STRIKE BACK" you did actually mean 'take the smelliest, shoe-smelling mouth you've had locked away all this time, hidden in some shoebox stuffed away somewhere in the darkest crevice of the White House, and actually letting him do what he does best.... run his mouth'. Well, if that ain't grand.

We've been looking forward to tomorrow night's debate for some time now... pretty much since Ryan was chosen. Biden could barely handle Sarah Palin. Ryan's going to clean his clock. Biden will have to rely on zingers and maintain a defensive strategy... speaking slow like Obama and hope time flies. That way maybe the ginormous gaffes are held to a minimum.

You're actually relying on Biden... feel like you've lost yet?

October 10, 2012 at 10:29 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

(Speaking of gaffes...)

"the American people don't want an answer"

No really... Democrat chair in regards to the Obama administration's fumbling of Libya.


(Well, on the bright side he didn't bury the middle class... at least not on t.v. anyway)

October 10, 2012 at 12:22 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

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