Skip to comments.Krauthammer: The Big Bird counterattack
Posted on 10/12/2012 12:28:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
No mystery about the trajectory of this race. It was static for months as President Obama held a marginal lead. Then came the conventions. The Republicans squandered Tampa; the Democrats got a 3- to 4-point bounce out of Charlotte.
And kept it. Until the first debate. In 90 minutes, Mitt Romney wiped out the bump and maybe more.
Democrats are shellshocked and left searching for excuses. Start with scapegoats: the hapless John Kerry, Obamas sparring partner in the practice debates, for going too soft on the boss; then the debate moderator for not exerting enough control.
The Obama campaigns plea that the commander in chief could find no shelter under Jim Lehrers desk did not exactly bolster Obamas standing. Moreover, the moderators job is not to control the flow of argument, but to simply enforce an even time split.
Lehrer did. In fact, Obama took more time than Romney 4 1/2 minutes more while actually speaking 500 fewer words. Romney knew what he thought and said it. Obama kept looking around hoping for the words to come to him. They didnt.
After the scapegoats came the excuses.
1.Obama had a bad night. He was off his game.
Nonsense. This is Obamas game. Great at delivering telepromptered addresses to adoring Germans and swooning students. But hes not very good on his feet.
His problem is that he doesnt think so. He not only believes his own press, he believes his own mythology. He actually said (in 2007): I think that Im a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And ... Im a better political director than my political director.
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Big Bird is going to get his wings clipped and Obama is in a tail spin.
Great line: "An inspiring second-term agenda: subsidies for Big Bird and free contraceptives for Sandra Fluke."
Big Bird is SO MUCH more qualified to lead our country than the little o.
But can America afford all those contraceptives!?
Maybe Beineke can print up another trillion dineros to pay for aLl those contraceptives?
No. But if funding for contraceptives starts, if it ends can we call it a....wait for it.....you're gonna love it...A Piece Dividend.
It’s time for all these Liberals who have a needle in their arm called the government to wake up and take responsibility for themselves!!
Ouch! (Meanwhile, while berneke’s throwing all those millions of “free” trojans out the helicopter window, we can call it obama’s new “stimulus” program)