Skip to comments.Obama Disrespected Voters in 3rd Debate
Posted on 10/30/2012 1:03:40 AM PDT by kathsua
On October 22 voters tuned into a presidential debate expecting a serious discussion of foreign policy issues. Apparently President Barack Obama didn't understand that fact or didn't care. Or perhaps, he decided to use the show to audition for a new career on Saturday Night Live.
Obama responded to a statement by Mitt Romney about the navy being smaller than in 1916 by telling what some considered a joke instead of attempting to explain why he thinks the United States doesn't need a larger navy.
"But I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You you mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets (laughter) because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines."
The statement is something I might expect from a half wit comic like Bill Mahr, but not from a president who is supposed to be demonstrating why he should be retained as commander in chief. If I were a Democrat I might suggest it is the type of statement I would expect from Michele Bachmann
Obama's comparison of the size of the navy to the reduced need for horses and bayonets makes no sense. His use of this comparison indicates he doesn't understand military matters. Incidentally, I was recently reminded that our special forces troops initially entered Afghanistan on horseback. I also found out that bayonets have been used in Iraq.
His statements about aircraft carriers and submarines sound like something a child would say or maybe something an adult would say to a child. I would be remiss if I didn't suggest that Obama's statement might be something someone under the influence of alcohol might consider brilliant.
It might come as a surprise to Obama but "ships that go underwater" were used extensively by the Germans in WWI. Our navy had trouble protecting merchants ships from submarine attack because our navy was too small. Incidentally I won't fault Obama for using the word "ships" to refer to submarines, but the navy has traditionally used the term "boat" for a submarine rather than "ship".
Aircraft carriers date from WWI, but the first ships used seaplanes that landed and took off from the water and were only stored on the ship. The first carrier capable of launching and landing aircraft, the HMS Argus, wasn't launched until 1918.
"The 1980s called, and they want their policy back."
Obama didn’t realize how many people would like to see 1980s policy come back.
This article reminded me of something I consciously thought when Obama brought up aircraft carriers and submarines during the debate: “Obama must think we’re in the 1940’s.”
Obama’s a punk. He’d be one no matter what the color of his skin. If he had been a punk and not biracial, the American people would not have elected him.
Petty, useless, idiotic shot at Bachman.
I loved those hard stares and petulant reactions Obama had to Romney’s remarks. He looked like a little kid being told he couldn’t have his dessert and was throwing a fit. I guess he thought if he stared at Romney hard enough, Romney would turn into a pillar of salt or something.
Thanks kathsua. Just to save time, only tell us when he *doesn’t* disrespect us.
This egomaniac is disgusted by Americans because he has never been one. And in a way, who can blame him for viewing Americans with such disdain? After all, he managed to get elected without revealing anything about himself, having zero experience, and only had to fool the ignorant voters to gain the highest office in the world.
It is obvious that we have a defective majority in the country.
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