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MSNBC: Why canít Team Obama stop talking about the debate?
Hot Air ^ | October 9, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/09/2012 12:06:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier today to discuss Team Obama strategy — and perhaps staffing — in the wake of their debate debacle. Six days later, not only is the Barack Obama campaign still talking about the debate, they’ve released an ad about perhaps the least important issue mentioned in it … Big Bird. Instead of changing the subject, they’re continuing to extend the damage, and Mike Barnicle asked Todd about their strange obsession with the debate rather than finding anything else to discuss. Todd agrees, and says that “Chicago” may be making some personnel changes in the final days of the campaign, according to his sources on Team Obama:

(TWO VIDEOS AT LINK)

Yesterday, I wrote that the continuing focus on the debate by Team Obama was one reason that Romney’s bounce could turn into a surge. Instead of putting the debate in the rear-view mirror by offering a substantive declaration of a second-term agenda — which is already several months late in coming — Obama and his campaign chose perhaps the least substantive moment from the debate to bring it all back up to voters. This is a campaign that has entirely run out of gas, so much so that the only topic they can handle is Big Bird. That doesn’t look presidential; it doesn’t look like anyone at Team Obama really cares about looking presidential and addressing the big issues any longer. They’re defaulting on the big issues and second-term agenda to Romney. If that continues, the polling shift will soon transform into a surge.

Update: The RNC has some fun with the Obama campaign’s self-immolation today with this graphic:



TOPICS: Illinois; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012debates; bigbird; debate; debates; democrats; msnbc; obama; polls; romney
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You can't make this stuff up.
1 posted on 10/09/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad Chuck U. Todd doesn’t have the guts to admit Axelrod is a Chicago brownshirt thug.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 12:11:10 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why can’t Team Obama stop talking about the debate?

The same reason someone can't stop talking about their house burning down: they might have just lost everything.

Or more likely they're just stuck in damage control and spin mode, trying to make some perceived progress before giving it up.
3 posted on 10/09/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well after talking about Romney’s innocuous Libya statement 24/7 for a week while there were still bloody hand prints of the tortured victims on the consulate walls. I guess it was time to change the subject.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ha!


5 posted on 10/09/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see a sub headline on Drudge...

ROMNEY: ‘You have to scratch your head when president spends week talking about saving Big Bird’...

Oh man, this is just an amazing turn of events.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 12:15:01 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big Bird is a 1%-er, counting all the merchandising fees.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 12:21:03 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: verum ago
What else are they going to talk about? The economy? Foreign policy? Gas prices? Everything these guys touch goes to crap.
8 posted on 10/09/2012 12:21:30 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"MSNBC: Why can’t Team Obama stop talking about the debate?"

They have obviously never read "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner".

9 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:06 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My theory is the obama cap is happy to use anything to distract from obama’s record - even obama’s poor debate performance itself. Note they focus on “performance” and try to make it about debating skills rather than romney’s better ideas. They will continue to distract and bring up big bird or anything except obama’s record.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:35 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why can’t Team Obama stop talking about the debate?

Obama thinks he won..


11 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The same reason, you can’t stop picking at a scab, or scratch a pox, or pick your nose for a dried booger.

His, Obama’s performance, falls in that category...these poor ideological losers who have invested their integrity, their credulity, and their fortunes [not to be confused with the lives and fortunes their forbears risked so many years ago] need to have some kind of closure, incomplete as it will be, in order to put the matter to rest and realize they were completely, horribly wrong and move on.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re commiserating. Misery loves company. Plus they’re broadcasting to their eager MSM puppets so they can help “fix” the next one. This is a coordinated effort between thousands of Marxists in radio, TV, newspaper, mags, congress, the senate etc. All working together for the common cause of communism.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re commiserating. Misery loves company. Plus they’re broadcasting to their eager MSM puppets so they can help “fix” the next one. This is a coordinated effort between thousands of Marxists in radio, TV, newspaper, mags, congress, the senate etc. All working together for the common cause of communism.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 12:23:38 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Hugin

Romney has infiltrated Obama’s wheel house.

Now he’s just goading Obama into epic campaign failures and embarassments.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: rlmorel

For the benefit of those who don’t know, it boils down to COMPETENCE=ALBATROSS AROUND NECK.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:23 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They know the concrete is starting to settle on the election results.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:23 PM PDT by AU72
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
in the wake of their debate debacle. Six days later, not only is the Barack Obama campaign still talking about the debate....."""""

hahahahahahaha. Meanwhile Mitt Romney is off talking about the strength of our Military and his foreign affairs campaign plans. Hey Obama, over here!!! We're playing in this field now.

Mitt is snubbing/ignoring them, BIG TIME. GO MITT GO.

By next week, and after Ryan smashes Biden, the confusion in the Obama camp would be priceless to witness. Moochhillary may start throwing ashtrays again.

18 posted on 10/09/2012 12:25:40 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh my...MSNBC, Big Bird AARP...yikes bad week for the regime!

hehehe!


19 posted on 10/09/2012 12:26:01 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; STARWISE; maggief; onyx; SE Mom; penelopesire; LucyT

Evil October chuckle.....

But..but...uh...but BB is a 1%er. Get your priorities stright 0. Do you want to tax the one percent of subsidize it?


20 posted on 10/09/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have never seen the mood of a national election change on a dime as it did this year. That debate will go down in history as the inflection point that sent Obozo to his retirement.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 12:26:44 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile, the BIG NEWS today with the regular state-controlled “media” is about how the gas prices are about to “plummet”. LOL! The liberals really are hittin’ the recreational drugs hard right now. Come on! How the hell do they know that gas prices are about to drop? And why are they pimping that? I thought their “messiah” wanted the gas prices to go up. Last month, the commie libs in the “media” were pushing a poll telling us that we don’t care about high gas prices. What happened to that? LOL! What a bunch of buffoons.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All Obama knows how to do is mock, ridicule, and belittle. He's trying to mock Romney's debate performance by minimizing it down to "Romney hates Big Bird".

-PJ

23 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ican’t believe they haven’t blamed Bush for his bad performance yet. Don’t tell me Bush gets a pass on this one/s


24 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:42 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The reason they don’t stop talking about it is Romney dealt that little marxist POS the biggest and most one-sided drubbing in his pampered life and they are still literally in shock over it.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 12:31:24 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

“Romney has infiltrated Obama’s wheel house.”

Yup, looks like Sarah has sublet her condo in Obama’s head to Romney!


26 posted on 10/09/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Funny that MSNBC would be speaking of this. It is the MSM who keep it in the headlines themselves. My gosh the blame game is stupendous. I love it, a very special and beautiful thing to watch, quiet a Reality Show it is.
27 posted on 10/09/2012 12:32:03 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I wonder if the school jocks ever tossed that cocky little POS into a locker. What an arrogant little a**hole.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 12:33:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because it’s like Noah telling everyone about rain.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing that the Big Bird non-issue is considered worthy of an ad campaign. On second thought, not that amazing when they’re obviously grasping at straws. But it’s not the only thing they think they have going out of the debate. The other is that Romney lied so fast about everything that the poor POTUS (and he undeniably is poor) couldn’t begin to keep up. But they promise he will come out with his own barrage of lies next time.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 12:35:44 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama for America TV Ad
31 posted on 10/09/2012 12:36:09 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are two aspects to this. The first is obvious and that is that Obama and his crew are suffering from the widely observed Costanza/jerk store effect. They won't let go until they've satisfied themselves that they've gotten in a good retaliatory zinger. The other, more important, aspect is that when Barnicle & Todd ask why can't Obama stop talking they subconsciously mean "why won't Obama stop talking about the debate"? They want it to go away. They are embarrassed. Their self image is challenged in an uncomfortable way when someone they elevated to godhood so manifestly, undeniably messes himself in public. This is Obama's political death knell. The self-annointed "cool" people no longer want to be associated with him because his stench threatens their coolness.
32 posted on 10/09/2012 12:40:55 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's called Freeway Rubbernecking! Sheesh...hasn't any of these people driven on a freeway where the opposite lanes have a bad akskident and blue lights and all and the traffic on the other side just has to slow down to look....it's like that, only with more pity for themselves at misplaced dreams, allegiance and integrity.... a bad accident you can't help but look at.
33 posted on 10/09/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let them keep talking. Obama just can’t handle everyone knowing he’s a loser and is just determined to try and make people think they can’t believe their own lying eyes.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Paine in the Neck

Truth...the worst thing for an Obama supporter is to be laughed at, derided, and chided for being unhip, uncool and unconnected with reality.


35 posted on 10/09/2012 12:43:42 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SE Mom; penelopesire
LOL when This one popped up on twitter: Greta Van Susteren‏@gretawire OBAMA campaign says Axelrod in Delaware preparing Biden for debate - tweet @GretaWire your thoughts
36 posted on 10/09/2012 12:46:48 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I paid 5.29/gal unleaded yesterday in Los Angeles Yippee! it's the "new normal" in Obamaville!!

What me Worry?

At a full service station, I saw 6.09 for unleaded!! - pretty much with these prices, there is no travel unless absolutely necessary. Wait til people start dying because they can't afford the drive to the hospital.

Well, there's always Big Bird to talk about.

37 posted on 10/09/2012 12:50:19 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he can only talk about what he knows.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 12:58:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

39 posted on 10/09/2012 1:07:54 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First we hear “It’s a drag. I have to do my homework,” from Zero, then Big Bird becomes a major campaign issue, then the Left attacks Romney for not campaigning at Nickelodeon?

The funniest thing about this is the new attack is on Josh Romney for saying he and his brothers taught his father how to debate an “obstinate child.” Don’t ever imply that a homework-dissing, Big Bird and Nickelodeon loving, adult male is childish unless he’s white, because otherwise it’s a dog whistle for a racist slaveholder term. /snark


40 posted on 10/09/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by UltraV ("Well you've got to hand it to Mitt Romney, because President Obama sure did." Seth Myers, SNL)
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To: Paine in the Neck
The self-annointed "cool" people no longer want to be associated with him because his stench threatens their coolness.

Ding ding ding, we have a winner! Obama is a laughingstock and embarassing all the "cool" kids who supported him. LOL, this is fun.

41 posted on 10/09/2012 1:11:27 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I watched it without sound. It is a racist ad with only White people handcuffed.


42 posted on 10/09/2012 1:13:10 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This shows how important it is to control the message. The MSM/Democrat Axis has lost control of the message.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 1:13:21 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mmmmmm. Roasted Big Bird, mashed and gravy. Barry, please pass the peas.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 1:14:07 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is a great cartoon to mock 0dumb0 & the demoRATs attempt to build a campaign strategy based on Big Bird & Elmo. 0dumb0 is such a vain, arrogant, prideful, narcissistic pig, that he & the demoRATs are doubling down on this infantile strategy...let em go and just keep mocking 0dumb0 & the demoRATs. His vain ego will not allow him to let go of this!


45 posted on 10/09/2012 1:20:26 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They keep talking about it for one pure and simple reason... SPIN!

They can’t afford to leave that debate hanging in the air until the next debate. That leaves the impression that Romney won and solidifies it and it them becomes the narrative. They can’t have that. So they are continually trying to throw things against the wall to see what sticks so that they can spin it to their favor.


46 posted on 10/09/2012 1:22:28 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: ScottinVA

No, and that’s one of his problems. He’s never had his d*ck knocked in the dirt, literally or figuratively.


47 posted on 10/09/2012 1:27:24 PM PDT by technically right
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To: atc23
I'm sorry for you. It's $ 3.75 in the DPRM (Democratic People's Republic of Massachusetts.)
48 posted on 10/09/2012 1:28:41 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Exactly. It’s hard to believe, but he thought he had won it, and probably still thinks his advisors are wrong when they tell him he didn’t. Since he knows EVERYTHING better than everyone else around him, he probably knows in his gut that the Big Bird issue is a winning issue for him. What else would this arrogant POS think.

I love it.


49 posted on 10/09/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
their strange obsession with the debate

they realize that the emperor has no clothes and is not able to get any to put on.

50 posted on 10/09/2012 1:37:40 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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