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Carville: ‘Mitt Romney came with a chainsaw’
The Daily Caller ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/03/2012 11:18:08 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Add CNN’s James Carville to the list of Democrats questioning President Barack Obama’s performance against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday.

In CNN’s wrap-up of its debate coverage, Carville, a campaign adviser to former President Bill Clinton, gave Obama’s campaign high marks but added that Obama probably didn’t go by the playbook his campaign wanted him to.

“Let’s be real,” Carville said. “They have run a very good campaign thus far. I don’t think that President Obama did what this campaign wanted him to do. I think he was off his game tonight. But let’s don’t go overboard here. It will be like a big sort of pushback. … My point is this — President Obama came in, he wanted to have a conversation. It takes two people to have a conversation. Mitt Romney came in with a chainsaw. He’s trying to talk to a chainsaw.”

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1 posted on 10/03/2012 11:18:12 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

I’ve seen a number of debates, but that was like watching Carl Sagan explain relativity to Flavor Flav!


2 posted on 10/03/2012 11:19:51 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: RobinMasters

3 posted on 10/03/2012 11:20:17 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: RobinMasters
Cut along the dotted line, Mitt.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 11:21:53 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: JediJones

Watching Romney own Obama was like watching baby seals get clubbed


5 posted on 10/03/2012 11:22:08 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: All

Have a plane ready and fueled up for Havana or Caracas, we don’t care which one.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 11:24:13 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: RobinMasters
@realDonaldTrump Congratulations to Mitt Romney. He was not only good, he was absolutely fantastic tonight!
7 posted on 10/03/2012 11:24:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: RobinMasters

Never fear, over at DU they’ve already recovered & there are a ton of threads saying O won the debates & once the media watches it again, they’ll realize it! No hope for those losers!!!


8 posted on 10/03/2012 11:24:49 PM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
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To: RobinMasters

I know this is redundant but Carville looks like hell.

Is he sick?


9 posted on 10/03/2012 11:26:12 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: RobinMasters
President Obama came in, he wanted to have a conversation. It takes two people to have a conversation. Mitt Romney came in with a chainsaw. He’s trying to talk to a chainsaw.”

There was not to be a beer summit! This is political war and Barry wants a conversation? LOL! Who is advising him that he thought this was a night out w/the boys? I'm happy to see he underestimated how much America wants him GONE!

10 posted on 10/03/2012 11:27:41 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: JediJones

Perfect!!


11 posted on 10/03/2012 11:29:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: blondee123
And if they smoke ~enough~ dope while re-watching it, Lehrer will change into an iridescent unicorn.

[sounds like the DUmmies already got a "head" start]

12 posted on 10/03/2012 11:29:50 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: blondee123
They've moved on to Obama playing some kinda advanced rope-a-dope multi-dimensional time traveling chess strategy. Wait three days...Obama’s brilliance will reveal itself. Sorta not kidding.
13 posted on 10/03/2012 11:33:17 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: RobinMasters
My point is this — President Obama came in, he wanted to have a conversation.

What the hell. What does this buffoon take us for? His wife?

Obama couldn't carry on a conversation with the village idiot. The only people he "talks to" are his brain-dead followers and hangers-on who are with him as long as the money holds out.

He didn't want to have a conversation. He doesn't know how to have a conversation. He expected Jim Lehrer to run interference for him, and apparantly Romney rolled over Lehrer like he wasn't even there. Why should Romney respect the splutterings of a PBS loser host when debating a man who ignores federal court rulings and uses constitutional separation-of-powers principles for toilet paper?

14 posted on 10/03/2012 11:34:28 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: RobinMasters

It may be a set-up; next time will be closer to Election Day, and his base may get the debate they’re looking for, which will fire them up to get out the vote.

Yes, I know Obama has little substance, but he can make a show. The curiosity is why didn’t he even try?


15 posted on 10/03/2012 11:35:28 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: RobinMasters

That’s because they built a wall of Bull Crap these 4 years.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 11:37:56 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Steely Tom
I saw Axelrod interviewed after the debate....good gawd!! The man was wound so tight with stress he could barely put together a coherent sentence. I couldn't tell if he was about to cry or commit road rage.
17 posted on 10/03/2012 11:38:11 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: RobinMasters
President Obama came in, he wanted to have a conversation. It takes two people to have a conversation. Mitt Romney came in with a chainsaw. He’s trying to talk to a chainsaw.

Carville is acknowledging nothing. The line is: "Romney the bully beat up our gentle President, who was just trying to have a conversation."

This will be the Dem meme for the next week.

18 posted on 10/03/2012 11:39:04 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: blondee123
" Never fear, over at DU they’ve already recovered & there are a ton of threads saying O won the debates & once the media watches it again, they’ll realize it! No hope for those losers!!! "

Bitter Clingers
19 posted on 10/03/2012 11:41:16 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I saw that too. He was not repeat not happy. A very reliable indicator of a bad night for Obama.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 11:42:29 PM PDT by TheMole
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To: Tex-Con-Man

The reason why he might be wound up tight is he knows the investigations will be coming after Mitt Romney is in office and Eric Holder can’t defend the whole group of criminals.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 11:43:10 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: skr
It may be a set-up; next time will be closer to Election Day, and his base may get the debate they’re looking for, which will fire them up to get out the vote.

Yes, I know Obama has little substance, but he can make a show. The curiosity is why didn’t he even try?

This makes no sense - how could looking like an idiot and getting trounced possibly work in his favor? And what makes you think he didn't try? He's been fed every line he's spoken for 4 years running and cannot think on his feet.

22 posted on 10/03/2012 11:44:02 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (I WILL be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: RobinMasters

I didn’t see the same debate everyone else saw, I suppose.

Obama essentially promised to implement Romney’s plan for America in his second term, and Romney essentially reminded him that he’d had four years and failed to do it.

So, Romney wins.

That, and by now most people have O’s number. What he says and does have only incidental relations with one another.

Romney wins for a second more important reason. This is the first time he has been able to present himself unmediated to the broader American public. Mostly he spends millions on speaking tours that get reported with a five second voice-over with the talking heads telling us what he said. Tonight he spoke directly to America, and America can see he’s a good guy, and a reasonable guy. And he has a better command of the facts than our current president, and a better grasp of the problems and the solutions.

This is one of the few debates, maybe the only one, in which the moderator didn’t try to debate the Republican himself. So, I was pleased with the moderator on that score. He was respectful of both parties and if Obama managed to steal more than his share of time, still, Romney managed to say what he had to say too.

I’m not a big Romney fan, but I was pleased with his performance. Obama needs a much bigger October Surprise today than he did yesterday.


23 posted on 10/03/2012 11:46:22 PM PDT by marron
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Have people say things to him like “ Were you a part of any criminal activity in Obama’s administration “ ..... “ Investigations “ ... “ Jail time “ .....


24 posted on 10/03/2012 11:46:55 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: presently no screen name

Result of a couple decades of reading and buying their own “everyone gets a trophy/we are all special’ propaganda.

Fighting back is WRONG! We must discuss until you see and accept ‘my’ side because I’m special!

People need to understand just how far removed from reality liberals are. I mean they think you can dialog with Jihadis and ‘win them over’ for God sake. You can bet that as their world continues to crash around them (with reality reasserting itself) the freakouts will multiply and become violence.

Bank on it.


25 posted on 10/03/2012 11:52:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: rdcbn
Watching Romney own Obama was like watching baby seals get clubbed


26 posted on 10/03/2012 11:56:23 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: USS Alaska

"Sorry I couldn't turn the seas back, old buddy bear. But, hey, I never promised I'd keep all my promises!"


27 posted on 10/03/2012 11:59:25 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: RobinMasters
Obama doesn't seem to understand that:

He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That's the Chicago way ...

28 posted on 10/03/2012 11:59:54 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: RobinMasters

Tonight Obama was a BB gun. Romney was a .50 caliber machine gun.


29 posted on 10/04/2012 12:00:36 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Fighting back is WRONG!

And they label one who does as mean spirited!

I mean they think you can dialog with Jihadis and ‘win them over’

While reading the 'conservation' comment that is exactly what I thought of!

30 posted on 10/04/2012 12:02:59 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thanks! He was leaving for Europe tonight and postponed it to midnight to watch the debate.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 12:06:04 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: skr

Probably stoned out of his mind half into jihadist rage.

In some settings, he can’t hide that he’s just a rabid animal.


32 posted on 10/04/2012 12:06:16 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Steely Tom

A few things here.

My son pointed out that when Romney first shook hands with Obama, Romney said, smiling, “I’m coming for you tonight”, reading his lips. I watched the replay, and spot on, that’s exactly what was said.

Never vote early. After tonight, what do you suppose these early Obama voters are thinking now?

There is no way Obama takes Romney in future debates. He may be fresher and more precise, but Romney has already met the test and is way to well informed and articulate to get rolled as Obama was tonight.
And Obama can’t roll it back. It’s done.

Lastly, it’s true. Jim Lehrer has no whites in his eyes! I read that, checked it out on the replay!


33 posted on 10/04/2012 12:08:26 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: American Constitutionalist
O won the debates & once the media watches it again, they’ll realize it!

Like saying something over and over thinking someone will believe it? I have five sons....

34 posted on 10/04/2012 12:12:39 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RobinMasters
I have to laugh at the people saying this was some sort of grand OBummer strategy to get his a$$ handed to himself tonight.
The lazy, dumb bum was doing the best he could.
When you don't have a leg to stand on in 4 years, you fall on your a$$ and all the kings horses and all the kings MSM can't put Humpty OBummer together again.
35 posted on 10/04/2012 12:16:45 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: RitaOK
My son pointed out that when Romney first shook hands with Obama, Romney said, smiling, “I’m coming for you tonight”, reading his lips. I watched the replay, and spot on, that’s exactly what was said.

If true, that must have really rattled Obama.

That, plus the "lost and found" tapes that showed up Tuesday and Wednesday, must have really thrown Obama for a loop.

I thought that his visit to Hoover Dam sounded like a very odd move when it was announced on Tuesday. It just seemed like a strange thing to do when you've gone to Vegas to prep for a hugely important debate.

Probably the "debate preparations" reached the point where Obama said "this is hopeless" and decided to pack it in and go sightseeing.

36 posted on 10/04/2012 12:17:51 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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37 posted on 10/04/2012 12:24:40 AM PDT by Mentos
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To: Salamander

“I know this is redundant but Carville looks like hell.

Is he sick?”

No, he’s just not aging gracefully.


38 posted on 10/04/2012 1:27:17 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Steely Tom

This is the real Obama. It won’t get any better for him. And next comes Ryan taking down that fool Biden. That will seal the deal. IMHO.


39 posted on 10/04/2012 1:30:20 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: flaglady47

For his wife’s sake, I’m glad he’s okay...relatively speaking.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 1:41:23 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: Salamander

Is he sick?...Oh, Lord, is he!


41 posted on 10/04/2012 2:19:32 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

LOL...you know what I meant.

[the mental part is a given]

;D


42 posted on 10/04/2012 2:31:00 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: RitaOK

“Romney said, smiling, “I’m coming for you tonight”, reading his lips.”

Seriously?

That is so...Eastwoodian.

LOL


43 posted on 10/04/2012 2:37:34 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: xuberalles
I’ve seen a number of debates, but that was like watching Carl Sagan explain relativity to Flavor Flav!

I am borrowing that line, it will be all over the plant by 2300 zulu. Do you have any idea how funny that is LOL !!!!

44 posted on 10/04/2012 2:52:13 AM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: rdcbn

Are you SERIOUS??? That would be AWFUL....last night was FABULOUS!


45 posted on 10/04/2012 2:56:51 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: presently no screen name

The liberals are in denial.... and bitter clingers.


46 posted on 10/04/2012 3:35:54 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: marron
I didn’t see the same debate everyone else saw,

No kidding.


47 posted on 10/04/2012 4:03:00 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: RobinMasters

Take away the teleprompter and all you get out of Obozo is “and, uh, and, uh, and, uh, and, uh.”

Obozo’s incompetence was on show big time for all to see last night. The problem is that Obots won’t see it, no matter how bad it is.

Romney did exceedingly well, far in excess of my expectations, while the incompetent Obozo looked like deer in headlights.


48 posted on 10/04/2012 4:26:03 AM PDT by VRWCRick
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To: VRWCRick

Listen to the debate on radio.

Apart from the rain of “uh uh”s most notable were the number of “and,and,and...” When o was struggling for an answer. Sounded like a three year old girl telling a story. Cute then, not cute in POTUS.


49 posted on 10/04/2012 4:38:19 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Ann Archy

Are you SERIOUS??? That would be AWFUL....last night was FABULOUS!
______________________________________________________________________

Yes, it would be awful.......

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2939931/posts


50 posted on 10/04/2012 4:42:30 AM PDT by rdcbn
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