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Romney & Politics of Disrespect: In 2nd debate used losing strategy: belittling the black president
The Root ^ | October 18, 2012 | Monroe Anderson

Posted on 10/21/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It has been a long and tortuous two weeks since the Republicans first began doing the happy dance and attaboying each other after the first presidential debate.

Their guy, Mitt Romney, had whipped that other guy like he owned him. The polls were indicating that Big Mo was on their side. And in the process of his punishing performance, Romney had confirmed what Republicans had been telling each other for four years: That fella occupying the White House was the nation's first affirmative action president and, by God, that historical disturbance would soon be over.

All that yee-hawing turned into one big whine and cheese party Tuesday night after the knock-down, drag-out debate, because The POTUS, The Commander-in-Chief, The Leader of the Free World, showed up on Long Island and, in no uncertain terms, demonstrated why Chief Executive Officers are a dime a dozen.

During the bruising debate, Obama and Romney went toe-to-toe over jobs, the Chrysler and GM bailouts, the economy, taxes, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Planned Parenthood, China, immigration, energy, education and gas prices at the pump and domestic oil production. They even discussed gun control and violence in Chicago.

In this week's town hall meeting, the tables were turned.

Unlike the first debate in Denver, where the president was accused of not showing up, this time Romney showed up, but maybe he shouldn't have. The presidential wannabe made three serious errors:

Sticking to the right's meme that the president does more apologizing and appeasing than world-leading, Romney charged that it took two weeks before Obama admitted that the murder of three Americans in the United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was a terrorist attack....

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KEYWORDS: debate; debates; libya; obama; racecard; racism; romney
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Full title is "Mitt Romney and the Politics of Disrespect: In the second debate, he used a losing strategy that's a GOP staple: belittling the black president."


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1 posted on 10/21/2012 11:29:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But Ubama belittling the “gun-clutching bible-clingers” is A-OK.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 11:31:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

read the comments...they take the punk author to the shed....


3 posted on 10/21/2012 11:32:36 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another liberal clown afraid to wonder off of the DemocRATS’ plantation.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 11:33:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“My God, what a resplendent robe!” he said of The Emperor’s clothes...


5 posted on 10/21/2012 11:36:17 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With rare exception

Black intellectuals are not


6 posted on 10/21/2012 11:36:53 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Da Cards!


7 posted on 10/21/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Their guy, Mitt Romney, had whipped that other guy like he owned him."

Here is your Race Card. It may be played only when you have no other Cards. It may be played in desperation. It may be played prior to your losing an actual, clean, factual Presidential election as an excuse as two why the American People voted your sorry ass out.

8 posted on 10/21/2012 11:40:30 AM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

That's NOT a man, baybee!

9 posted on 10/21/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Pelham
I have seen south bashers here link The Root to bolster their bigotry

Hilarious

10 posted on 10/21/2012 11:44:51 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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This “dis” thing is just another form of the race card.

Blacks make a cottage industry in trying to piss off and offend whites, but you let us push back, and we’re “disrespecting” them.

It’s another form of them wearing a chip on their collective shoulders.

Many blacks will not LET whites be nice to them, they want to rebel and stir up trouble.

The “dis” thing is another way of getting their way by acting like adolescent crybabies when they are confronted with the truth.

We’ve got to paraphrase that old seagoing adage to “Damn the race card, full speed ahead!”.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 11:45:35 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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The author

Anyone else's gaydar pinging?

12 posted on 10/21/2012 11:45:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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That’s why Obama got a huge post second debat bounce... Oh, wait...


13 posted on 10/21/2012 11:47:50 AM PDT by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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RACISM: Because if you call it anything else you might have to debate it.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 11:50:06 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whut? Whadduh you mean he’s black.

Hell, without all you colorful people counting cadence, if only to remember to breathe, I’d never notice that.

I’m just as surprised as you that he is.

Good Call..../s


15 posted on 10/21/2012 11:51:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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16 posted on 10/21/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT by biggredd1
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My hard-earned indifference trumps your race card every time !



             

17 posted on 10/21/2012 12:03:18 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is the Barf alert. I had to scroll down to see who the author was before I stopped reading....:(


18 posted on 10/21/2012 12:03:34 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh well; 'log in eye'. . .cannot escape it. They hate when an opponent is effective. If Obama cannot be 'taken on' squarely;fairly - forget the 'deference' crap - he is NOT king, yet) then one can only conclude; that America was NOT yet, ready for a 'Black' President. (That his 'white' half; does not count, speaks to problem as well.)

Until the Left, can actually see an equal; when their skin is of a different color than their own; then America, a whole; may as well forget it. It is a 'lose/lose' proposition.

Perhaps, in a 'time' - from the not-too-distant- future; the Left will get there (though I believe not); and we will all, be the better for it. If only. . . Only then; apparently; can we challenge our opposition fairly; squarely; without the predictable 'racist blowback'. That which results from a variation of 'affirmatiave action' themed, mind-set.

Message to the guilt-ridden Lefties. . . Apparently; you voted for Obama; not only because you feel guilty; but because you are 'still' guilty; because you are 'still' racist. Leave the 'rest of us' out of it.

NO President is above the politics by which he speaks and reaps. . .if he thinks he is; or his constituency think he is; then this person should never, be President. Not even 'close'. . .

No question; for the Left; Candidate Obama, allowed them 'wide berth' for them to facilitate/expedite their agenda. They had a silencing mechanism' in place for any Opposition.

19 posted on 10/21/2012 12:06:31 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama's efforts; a now 'shovel-ready' project. . .)
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Playing The Race Card? You know The Chosen One is in trouble.


20 posted on 10/21/2012 12:08:38 PM PDT by McGruff (I smell DESPERATION in the air.)
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