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Obama mocks Romney as ‘getting tough on Big Bird’
Yahoo! News ^ | October 4, 2012 | Oliver Knox

Posted on 10/04/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DENVER—President Barack Obama, stung by bad reviews in his first debate of the 2012 White House race, joked that the "very spirited fellow" onstage with him was "not the real Mitt Romney." Obama also mocked the former Massachusetts governor's pledge to cut government subsidies for PBS as "finally getting tough on Big Bird."

"When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney," he told cheering supporters here. "But it couldn't have been Mitt Romney, because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy."

"The fellow onstage last night said he didn't know anything about that," Obama said. The president then gave the same treatment to Romney on education and other issues—and hit back at one of Romney's debate zingers, "I maybe need to get a new accountant," uttered in a spat about outsourcing and whether companies can take a tax deduction for shipping jobs overseas.

"We know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant," Obama said....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Colorado; Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: colorado; debates; epicfail; loser; obama; obamawimp; romney
My Lord, that's the best they can do?
1 posted on 10/04/2012 12:46:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama reminds me of the loud mouthed kid who just got his butt kicked on the playground and is now alternating from making excuses, “He sucker punched me!” to claiming he didn't really get his butt kicked at all “I had him right where I wanted him, I just decided to let him off easy!”
2 posted on 10/04/2012 12:49:17 PM PDT by apillar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is how he has run his entire campaign - by speaking to the lowest common denominator of political understanding - using the alllure and style of pop-culture to become a fad, just like last time. When he snubs the leader if Israel for The View and Letterman, you know he is not going for the more serious minded voters. Even after last night, I pray he loses this election because of what it will say about the electorate if he wins.
3 posted on 10/04/2012 12:50:48 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone know what 0bama was referring to, with the frequent comments about $5 trillion in taxes for the rich, being a big issue in Romney’s campaign? I admit to not having paid much attention to the details of some of what Romney has proposed (some ABO mentality, I suppose), but does Romney have any such plan?


4 posted on 10/04/2012 12:51:56 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; ntnychik; devolve; Fred Nerks; little jeremiah; onyx

QUOTE BIG BIRD: NEVERMORE

5 posted on 10/04/2012 12:51:59 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In addition to Big Bird, Romney’s going to get Wookie Monster off the government payroll too.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The debate’s over, Barack. You lost.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fact is the creators of Sesame Street and other PBS programs have made millions off programs we the tax payers funded. It has long been time to let them pay their own way.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 12:55:31 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He couldn’t even comprehend what Romney was saying, much less debate it.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 12:56:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone has to get tough on this scam. Big Bird alone rakes in, wait for it..... over Fifty Million Dollars per year in merchandising revenue.
http://www.demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=JimsBlog&ContentRecord_id=9f33a591-8891-4ad4-a856-e387dcade83a

Oh, but it gets better. Barney brings in.... you may want to sit down for this one... Five Hundred Million Dollars per year.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/317929/PBS-NEGOTIATING-TO-REAP-FROM-BARNEY-MERCHANDISE.html?pg=all

To continue to beg for tax dollars is criminal.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 12:59:35 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: AD from SpringBay
I pray he loses this election because of what it will say about the electorate if he wins.

Exactly right. Who wins the election will say a LOT about the electorate in this country, which I think overall has been incredibly dumbed-down over the past several years.

If Obamugabe loses, I will have great hope for the future of this country. If he wins... I fear the worst...

As always, I pray that the good people in the Red States will bale out those of us stuck in the socialist Blue states (like my state of Connecticut, with its stupid electorate).

11 posted on 10/04/2012 12:59:47 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your typical little punk. No balls to say any of this last night, sans teleprompter and adoring pimple-faced numbskulls.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 1:00:44 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: trisham
Yo, Barry!

Who's yer daddy?


13 posted on 10/04/2012 1:00:44 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: dead

LOL!


14 posted on 10/04/2012 1:00:56 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: trisham
What do you expect from a community organizer.

When I was much younger, we never heard of community organizers.

We called those people rabble rousers.

15 posted on 10/04/2012 1:00:56 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Be sure to remind folks that the OWNERS of Big Bird make $75 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR off of it.

So, WHY are we subsidizing it, again?


16 posted on 10/04/2012 1:01:20 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: mnehring

Agreed! thanks for the links.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 1:01:57 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lets all give obama the bird on his way out.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 1:02:13 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: Salamander

Great pic!! I’m no fan of Mitty but anybody who rips on Baraq gets my support.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 1:03:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems obvious that if Sesame Street is a viable program, it might get picked up by a non-taxpayer-funded cable or network station, but then Obama wouldn’t have thought of a market-based solution.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 1:03:28 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

21 posted on 10/04/2012 1:06:00 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If this is all Obummer can bring to the next debate its going to be a rinse and repeat of last night.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 1:06:15 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just typical of a punk. Get his ass handed to him in a fight and then, later, act like he is the big bad ass around.

This c-sucker couldnt beat his way out of a shit splattered paper bag.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 1:09:37 PM PDT by crz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney's right. Serve that saccharine-sickening avian for Thanksgiving dinner.


24 posted on 10/04/2012 1:11:07 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: tcrlaf

We aren’t. The head of CTW said on CNN today that Sesame St is funded through donations and licensing revenues. Not taxpayer $$$.

In reality Sesame St is a profit center for PBS, raking in more money than it spends and with the excess funds being used to support other shows.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 1:14:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lame attempts at cool just do not work too well when you are picking yourself up after having your a$$ handed to you like Zer0 did last night.

That did me a world of good.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 1:15:45 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He had better be careful, they may start connecting Obama to Snuffleupagus.

Snuffy will always be four years old although his official birthday is August 19th.

Snuffy and family got to go on a trip to Hawaii, which was his first time outside the "lower 48."

In one episode, newspapers on Sesame Street carried the front page headline, " Snuffy's got to go!"

This running gag ended with the November 18, 1985 episode of Sesame Street, which was also episode 2096 and the 17th season premiere, when the adults finally met Snuffy. Big Bird is sick and tired of not having the grown-ups believing him when he tells them about Snuffy.

This perhaps explains Obama's birth certificate problems? And maybe the running gag will end for us in Nov, too?! We can pray! Obamagus must go and take that Big Bird with him, too!

27 posted on 10/04/2012 1:25:10 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: skeeter

Hey, Barry...

We won.


28 posted on 10/04/2012 1:28:28 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama wasn’t so tough when Romney was in his face and calling him out. All BO could do was stutter.


29 posted on 10/04/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big Bird is a billionaire. Why is he getting government subsidies?


30 posted on 10/04/2012 1:29:50 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: tcrlaf

Agreed.

And, wasn’t there a huge estate donation several years ago to PBS- tens of millions of dollars?

People were wondering then why the government was having to prop up PBS with that and the telethons they are always having. Let the people who watch that crap pay for it.

And count that money with cookies, damnit. (One million dollars and one cookie, one million and one dollars and one cookie...)


31 posted on 10/04/2012 1:32:02 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They can spin it whatever way they want. However, the reality is that 65 million people (not including the Spanish language stations) saw Romney kick Bathhouse Barry’s ass all over that stage last night! Hey Plouffter, how about coming clean about your boys drug use. He looked like he needed a good fix.


32 posted on 10/04/2012 1:32:20 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
""We know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant," Obama said...."

ok......... what?

33 posted on 10/04/2012 1:34:56 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: GregoTX
Hang on...I've paged an Obama-speak interpreter.


34 posted on 10/04/2012 1:43:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve wanted to see us de-fund PBS since forever, and its always irritated me that Repubs lacked the nerve to pull the plug on them.

So, last night Romney tells Lehrer to his face that he will de-fund them. Made me smile.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 2:19:59 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, this is the best they got? That’s really pathetic.


36 posted on 10/04/2012 2:34:09 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just wait until Joe Biden brings sexy back to the democratic party next Thursday night in the VP debate against Paul Ryan, granny killer.


37 posted on 10/04/2012 4:07:51 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Salamander

38 posted on 10/04/2012 4:09:05 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: old curmudgeon

Agreed!


39 posted on 10/04/2012 4:22:28 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Salamander

LOL! Nice to see you, Salamander. :)


40 posted on 10/04/2012 4:23:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Big Birds are a dime a dozen and easily replaced.
You just need a little tar and feathers



41 posted on 10/04/2012 8:34:40 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Obama thought that Romney was a putty cat, to Obama’s GREAT SHOCK, Romney turned out to be a FEARED LION.


42 posted on 10/05/2012 5:18:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Wait until next Thursday when Rep. Ryan “hands” VP Bidden “his rear end.”


43 posted on 10/05/2012 5:20:11 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My Lord, that's the best they can do?

But really when you get down to it, was that the best Romney could do? A $1.2 trillion deficit and his featured proposal is to axe 4/100ths of 1 percent of it?

44 posted on 10/05/2012 5:22:48 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is a PUNK! He gets his ass handed to him when he’s face to face then the next day, away from his opponent, runs his mouth and acts like a tough guy.

PUNK!!!


45 posted on 10/05/2012 5:46:55 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: Snuph

Yep. Barney can pay his bills. Why can’t Big Bird?


46 posted on 10/05/2012 6:07:15 AM PDT by ryan71
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