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Freepers' Debate Advice to Romney and Team (Add Yours)
All of us | 9/30/12 | Self

Posted on 09/30/2012 11:45:18 AM PDT by Yaelle

Let's get it started in here.

The Romney team may not have thought of everything. What are some important things you think Mitt should get across?

I'll start. First off, we are in enemy territory with these moderators always. So Mitt needs to answer his own questions FIRST, and spend a few seconds at the end of his response to truly slap an answer down to the idiot question actually asked.

Mitt needs - NEEDS!- to get the word SOCIALIST or SOCIALISM in there. He doesn't need to call Obama one, but he needs to say something like "controlling and denigrating the means of production, punishing ingenuity and hard work, trying to be Santa Claus with other people's money -- that is SOCIALISM and every country that has gone that way has failed." He can also contrast capitalism where hard work and ingenuity is rewarded, where families and charities are responsible for voluntarily helping people in hard places, not government creating a class of people who stay dependent and don't achieve their potential. Um, say it better and more concise than I just did...

Stay away from the defensive. I am SURE Obama wants to get you, Romney, on the ropes, because you get visibly flustered and angry when hit with an accusation. Try not to respond to defend yourself, rather HIT HIM RIGHT BACK with a worse accusation. If you can, MAKE IT FUNNY. MAKE IT MOCKING. He will not be expected to be Alinsky'ed himself. " He sends you to the hospital, send him to the morgue." (Secret service, that is a movie quote and no threat meant against anyone.).

Example: Moderator: "Is it true, Governor, that you..." Mitt: "A far more pressing issue right now is .....[hit him hard, mockingly so] ... But in answer to your original question, I absolutely did do ... And here is why." Strongly and confidently.

Come on, brilliant freepers, add your advice here.


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We can turn this around and in our favor by getting some truth past these moderators. Tips and tricks on how to get some truth shots past these Obama goalies?
1 posted on 09/30/2012 11:45:21 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
Bill Kristol had really good advice today. He said that Mitt should go straight at Obama, and IGNORE the moderator..

Remember the tough questions he got at the Telemundo debate?..Obama was flustered...

2 posted on 09/30/2012 11:48:25 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Yaelle

Don’t bet him $10,000 that the economy is worse off


3 posted on 09/30/2012 11:49:27 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Steelfish; kitkat; FoxInSocks; verum ago; molson209; liberty or death; henkster; onedoug; ...

Ping for debate advice to the Romney team.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 11:49:27 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

I gave up on the debates the moment I saw the list of moderators. I decided not to watch them the next moment, when I realized Romney, the lamb being led to the slaughter, didn’t protest.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 11:49:45 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: ken5050

He said that Mitt should go straight at Obama, and IGNORE the moderator


We agree. Mostly ignore the moderator, give his question lip service at the end of your reply only. Say what you want to say about the subject or even slap on a new subject.

Get Obama on the ropes!

Ask Obama questions about things he has done! He will not answer them but the public will see. Like “I’ve wondered why the President chose to...”


6 posted on 09/30/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: ken5050
DEAR ROMNEY, SHOW THIS CHART DURING THE DEBATES!!!


7 posted on 09/30/2012 11:52:55 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Yaelle

Gas prices, heating oil prices, food prices, unemployment, lack of savings, no money for bills....

Make it about personal problems due to Obama and his anti-energy, anti-business anti-growth actions not theoretical political wonk.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 11:53:07 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Yaelle

Go for BLOOD!!!

Dont stop with the truth of how BAD Obammy has been.

Muslim apeaser. Social engineer. Economic disaster. Sasquatch for a wife. EVERYTHING!!!


9 posted on 09/30/2012 11:53:18 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Yaelle
0bama on the ropes??? But, but..


10 posted on 09/30/2012 11:54:12 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Mr. K
Don’t bet him $10,000 that the economy is worse off

LOL.

I suggest he watch Reagan debate(s). If Mitt can channel Ronaldus Magnus while slapping Bammy with facts about his lousy record, he could mop the floor w/Bam.

11 posted on 09/30/2012 11:54:23 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Yaelle

Do NOT debate 0bama on his home field. Ignore the moderator. Turn every answer into a litany of economic failures, spiraling debt and economic malaise. Dump it at the feet of 0bama. Make new points and reveal initiatives that force 0bama to think on his feet, which he cannot do.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 11:55:48 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: Yaelle

Romney should ask Obama “Mr President, do you favor Capitalism or Socialism?” Simple question, I want to see what Obama says..and if he squirms around the issue saying that the rich need to pay their “Fair share” nonsense, Romney needs to say “Mr President, can you for once in your life just tell the truth, why do you have to skirt around the issue, just tell the American people, do you favor Capitalism or Socialism, its a simple question” and see what happens


13 posted on 09/30/2012 11:55:48 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Yaelle


Here ^^^^ is what Romney is lacking. October needs to be "sack" month, the best defense is a good offense. Forget political correctness.
14 posted on 09/30/2012 11:55:56 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Kaslin; laweeks; Don Corleone; Free ThinkerNY; FlingWingFlyer; doc1019; Mark; Exit148

Ping for debate advice!


15 posted on 09/30/2012 11:57:28 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

China missing - this is a crock.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 11:57:48 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: Yaelle
Since Governor Romney is already winning the race despite what the ObamaMedia is telling us, why would I bother offering advice? If you choose to believe a group of people who made their allegiance perfectly clear 4 years ago, fine. I have heard from people in the swing states working on the campaign, especially Ohio, and the Republicans are well in the lead. The polls out there are weighted so heavily in Mr. Obama’s favor and even then it is a tight race. When you over-sample Democrats in the double digits just to give your boy a 1 or 2 point lead, it's obvious what you're up to.
17 posted on 09/30/2012 11:58:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I so wish he could bring this as a visual aid!

He can also show an example of a country that stuck to capitalism when all around it went socialist, and how that worked out for them. Switzerland.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 11:58:44 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle; All

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Bill O’reily and a group were debating this very same thing the other day on Fox.
At one point they all agreed that you can’t disrespect Obama.
What I want to know is why the h*ll not??
What has he done to deserve respect?

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19 posted on 09/30/2012 12:00:07 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ex-snook

China’s not missing. They’re approx. 27th in global competitiveness and edging upward.. GC is a problem for them due to state-owned industry.. This probably also explains why the U.S. has fallen from #1 to #7 under 0bama.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 12:00:43 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Great idea. Of course they won’t be allowed To ask each other questions, but Romney should do this! Will the lib moderator actually follow up by asking mister preezy to answer? Are there avalanches in hell? But ET that question out there, Governor! Ask it twice if you can. Repetitions get into the voters’ brains.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 12:02:08 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

ET= get


22 posted on 09/30/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

My advice.....grow a pair of balls. Hit Obama hard...not with that namby pamby crap you have been bringing so far. Honestly, I think it is too late.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 12:03:09 PM PDT by shankbear (This Tagline space is for rent.)
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To: henkster

......and when the “moderator” tries to stop him, Mittens should say; “America is clear on how you think Mr/Ms moderator, what we need to hear are real answers from this President.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 12:04:00 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Obama's biggest challenge in this election; reality.)
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To: Yaelle
Want some advice Governor Romney?

QUIT TELLING US WHAT A NICE GUY OBAMA IS...GOT IT??

We understand you're trying to show people that you “really are a nice guy”, but this crap has got to stop! Obama is not a nice guy; he is destroying our country and it's intentional! You might think this dumb strategy is helping you with the Media and these so called “independents”, but it is pissing off your base!

NO MORE TELLING US HOW NICE OF GUY OBAMA IS! This is only neutering the rest of your argument against him! Sheesh!

25 posted on 09/30/2012 12:04:00 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Yaelle

Heres’ something for the Romney Strategy Team:

WITHOUT BRIDGING THE GAP AMONG WHITE SINGLE WOMEN, ROMNEY LOSES.

Women in general are moved by emotion not by abstract numbers, graphs, and statistics about debt and budget deficits.

Run ads 24/7 that:

1. Show burning embassy buildings, our ambassador and ex-seals arriving in coffins with a tag line that Obama thinks all this is a “bump in the road.”

2. Show DNC delegates booing God during the DNC Convention.

3. Show Obama’s same old same old promises in his own words 2008 and 2012.

This is a hands down winner. It appeals to women. This is the one voting bloc that Obama needs to win.


26 posted on 09/30/2012 12:04:48 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vet, the debates are crucial. People do turn away from candidates who come off looking weak. Also, the debate will live on quite long in late night comedy shows. Even SNL will be forced to mock Obama if he has any slipups.

Romney will be the only one outside of maybe one lighting crewman who will be trying to make him look good.

He can’t do this alone.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 12:06:45 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
Whos going to be in the audiance?

95% union types I'm sure.
28 posted on 09/30/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Obama's biggest challenge in this election; reality.)
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To: Yaelle

Romney ought to watch Vice President Dan Quayle’s 1992 debate with Al Gore, in which the VP thoroughly trounced his challenger.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: patriot08

Were one of the panel members Dana Perino? Easy on the eyes, but as Moderate and GOPe as they come!


30 posted on 09/30/2012 12:09:33 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Yaelle; All

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If America only knew....

Will America be lost because noone had the guts to expose Obama?
Will SOMEBODY out there tell America the truth about this Marxist/Muslm usurper???

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(by our own FReeper, Beckwith)

The Obama File
http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few of the pages:

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

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31 posted on 09/30/2012 12:11:05 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Yaelle

Obama will try to weasel his way out of the question because that is what he does best but Romney should keep on hammering him on it. Make Obama answer the most simplest of questions, does he believe in Capitalism or Socialism..Obama will eventually have to admit he is a Socialist, now even though that will work with his far left freaks who are ALL Commies and Socialists, that wont work with the Independent voters and Undecided voters, I doubt they want to live in Socialism. I want to hear Romney use the word Socialism a lot because that is EXACTLY what Obama is, a Socialist..actually he’s a Communist but I doubt Romney will call him that


32 posted on 09/30/2012 12:11:37 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: John 3_19-21

If the moderator tries to stop him, ignore him. Raise the volume and DO NOT GO OFF MESSAGE.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 12:11:51 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: Yaelle

“Mitt needs - NEEDS!- to get the word SOCIALIST or SOCIALISM in there.”

For what? As if the general public knows what Socialism is, or enough to equate it with a negative.

If they did, they would have already known Obama is one.

If people want to give suggestions, give real ones, and not pretend as if Romney can act like Mark Levin on stage. Because he isn’t going to call him a Muslim, Socialist, Communist or ask about his birth certificate.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Yaelle
Bain Capital success stories include several familiar names: Letter to the Editor

After reading many stories describing Bain Capital’s exploits, I was curious to learn what, if any, were Bain Capital successes. Thanks for stirring some curiosity.

My rather slow “high speed” computer and Wikipedia gave me a few answers: Clear Channel, Domino’s Pizza, Burger King, Sealy Corporation, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gymboree, Toys R Us, RJR Nabisco, Michael’s Craft Store, Burlington Coat Factory and Staples were among the companies supported or shored up by Bain: Familiar names to all of us who shop. Many more Bain companies were preserved (and/or strengthened) without taxpayer dollars.

It was inspiring to realize that a couple of young Harvard guys started this company as recently as 1984. Success, without using taxpayer dollars? Is it really possible?

That’s entrepreneurship.
35 posted on 09/30/2012 12:13:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: shankbear

Hitting 0bama too hard would backfire. Romney would offend the ladies who see 0bama as ‘eye candy’. This election is about getting into 20-something bimbo female’s panties just like it was in 2008. Sad but true. Manly men offend most females today because they’ve been vilified as ‘sexist’. Another sad but true. Too many ‘sad but trues’ to overcome, frankly.


36 posted on 09/30/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Thanks but what kind of a measurement system do they use to rank China as 27th in world competitiveness? China is eating everyone’s lunch with labor rates.


37 posted on 09/30/2012 12:14:12 PM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: Yaelle

MITT, don’t let them do your MAKEUP! Use your own makeup person. By all means, don’t refuse to use a bit of makeup like Nixon did in his debate with Kennedy; but don’t let the media sabotage you there! - Also, watch them on the LIGHTING! They’ve been known to use sickly greenish lighting for the Republican. (Tell Ryan!)


38 posted on 09/30/2012 12:14:51 PM PDT by Twinkie (IT'S THE OBAMA ECONOMY, ZIPPY!!)
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To: Yaelle

The only one with the guts to attack Obama and hit him where it hurts is Allen West- and maybe Herman Cain.
They should be put out there every day to attack Obama.


39 posted on 09/30/2012 12:17:38 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Yaelle

Reply to every moderator question: “That is an interesting question, although I do not accept your premise.” Then launch into Obama with whatever the hell point about his wretched Presidency you want to make. When the moderator attempts to shut you up, repeat again and again: “Mr. Moderator, all American knows which side you support in this debate.” After applause dies down, go back to kicking Obama.


40 posted on 09/30/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by OffMyMeds (Crede et manducasti)
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To: Yaelle

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2938352/posts
Debate: Obama’s to Lose, Is Romney Ready for Prime Time?


41 posted on 09/30/2012 12:17:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Yaelle

My suggestion:

Start out with a summary of the past four years. Things like the current bad economic data (unemployment, GDP and so on), and the disastrous foreign policy, and add something about Obamacare too.

Then at the end turn to Obama and ask him a simple yes or no question: “Mr. President, would you vote to reelect this person”?


42 posted on 09/30/2012 12:18:05 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Yaelle

My advice is for Romney to channel Newt Gingrich ;-)

He should ask himself at every turn “What would Newt say?” And then say it!


43 posted on 09/30/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Yaelle
As soon as Obama goes into "Bush left me a giant mess" mode (and we know he will), here should be Romney's response:

"Mr. Obama, I have been a leader my entire career and I've been handed messes to clean up before, from the Salt Lake City Olympics to the state government of Massachusetts. Never in any of these situations did I even refer to my predecessor nor did I attempt to lay blame on them. For blaming others is not what true leaders do. True leaders assume responsibility and they get things fixed. True leaders do not blame their predecessors in order to make an excuse for their own inability for that approach is the hallmark of a poor and ineffective leader. Mr. Obama, in just over four months, I will be inheriting your mess but you can be assured that I will take full responsibility for it on Day One and I will put the right people in place to turn this nation back in the right direction."

44 posted on 09/30/2012 12:26:16 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
,i>Manly men offend most females today because they’ve been vilified as ‘sexist’. Another sad but true.

In a world dominated by the likes of Ali Khamenei, Hu Chin-t'ao, Vldimir Putin, Hugo Chavez, Mohammed Morsi and Bashir al-Assad, we've got to be led by manly men or we're doomed.

45 posted on 09/30/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Yaelle

Mitt should compare Mass.mhelathcare to 0bamacare...for instance, how many waivers were granted to exempt certain businesses/unions from the Mass. Law as opposed to the 1600+ currently on 0bamacare?


46 posted on 09/30/2012 12:30:09 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Bobalu
My advice is for Romney to channel Newt Gingrich

Moderate Republicans tend to campaign with more enthusiasm against conservative opponents, so maybe Romney should pretend that Obama is Newt Gingrich.

47 posted on 09/30/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Yaelle

100% know what Obama’s record is and 90% have been made up and they either like him or hate him. The other 10% know Obama but they need to know more Romney. This is his opportunity to set out his agenda. This election will be about choice.


48 posted on 09/30/2012 12:33:27 PM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: Yaelle

In an opening statement, take off all your electronic prompting earpieces, etc.. Challenge Obama to do the same.

No teleprompters. mano et mano.


49 posted on 09/30/2012 12:34:39 PM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com)
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To: OffMyMeds

“When the moderator attempts to shut you up, repeat again and again: “Mr. Moderator, all American knows which side you support in this debate.”

I hope he does that, but I would advise R&R to tell the State Run Media that they are not showing up to their Obama butt-kissing, dog and pony shows, unless Mark Levin and/or Rush are also moderators. I don’t care if they don’t like it, they are our enemy. It would be a great opportunity to let the voting public know that they are not putting up with this crap anymore and expose the SRM for what the are. (Tass and Pravda rolled into one!) I don’t care if they have to broadcast 2 hours of Obama playing with himself in a town meeting. Do not let them set the agenda and frame these debates. They attempt, and succeed, at damaging our candidates every day. It is insanity to cowtow to them and let them damage our candidates to their faces! This is all a big fing set up!! Obama will have all the questions in advance! Tell the SRM to add conservative moderators, or to go pound sand!! This media bullshit needs to end!!


50 posted on 09/30/2012 12:36:12 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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