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Obama Disrespected Voters in 3rd Debate
Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 29, 2012 | Reasonmclucus

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.


TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 3rddebate; barackobama; mittromney; navy
Obama has nothing but contempt for voters. He and his liberal friends believe he should be the imperial president regardless of what the voters want.
1 posted on 10/30/2012 1:03:50 AM PDT by kathsua
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To: kathsua
Actual Obama comment to Romney in the third debate:

"The 1980s called, and they want their policy back."

-PJ

2 posted on 10/30/2012 1:19:39 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Obama didn’t realize how many people would like to see 1980s policy come back.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 1:36:09 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: kathsua
Obama has shown nothing but contempt for all Americans for the last four years of his presidency. Duh.
4 posted on 10/30/2012 2:07:11 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: kathsua

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.”


5 posted on 10/30/2012 2:10:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: kathsua

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.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 2:16:22 AM PDT by Best and Brightest (So many, many top secrets guarded about the POTUS Obama. The truth is long overdue.)
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To: Best and Brightest

True.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 2:20:02 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Political Junkie Too; piasa
"The 1980s called, and they want their policy back."


8 posted on 10/30/2012 2:22:10 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: kathsua
If I were a Democrat I might suggest it is the type of statement I would expect from Michele Bachmann

Petty, useless, idiotic shot at Bachman.

9 posted on 10/30/2012 2:44:42 AM PDT by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: kathsua

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.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 3:44:03 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kathsua. Just to save time, only tell us when he *doesn’t* disrespect us.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 4:31:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kathsua

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.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 5:53:54 AM PDT by txrefugee
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