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Massacre leaves liberals in tears
NY Post ^ | 10/4/12 | JOHN PODHORETZ

Posted on 10/04/2012 5:04:38 AM PDT by jimbo123

Slaughter. It was a slaughter.

Mitt Romney put on the most commanding presidential debate performance of the insta-commentary era. One could literally watch, on Facebook and Twitter, hundreds of people on both sides of the political divide react in real time as the debate went on.

Their reactions were identical, though their moods were not: As Romney dominated exchange after exchange with a surprisingly effective combination of pointed personal touches and remarkable factual preparation, conservatives and Republicans grew more and more jubilant while liberals and Democrats grew more and more alarmed.

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1 posted on 10/04/2012 5:04:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I am beginning to think Mr Obama’s performance was an act.

I am not sure what the next act will be but he either wants to lose or figures he can’t lose.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 5:12:21 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita

I am going with he thinks he can’t lose. time will tell.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 5:14:00 AM PDT by sport
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To: jimbo123

I will go with: Obama is a lazy stupid assh*le.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 5:15:55 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: wita

obama was unprepared . not everything the dems do is calculated to the nth degree . obama thought he could walk out there and wipe the floor with R


5 posted on 10/04/2012 5:16:03 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: wita

I don’t think it was an act. I believe it was the performance of an affirmative action baby who has always been petted and placed ahead of his peers based on false assumptions. Last night he was really confronted for the first time. Obama showed that he is not an intellectually superior politician, he is not flexible, he is not quick on his feet, he is not agile, he has a lazy thought process and he does not know how to respond to challenge. We got a chance to see the real Obama for once.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 5:17:04 AM 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: InvisibleChurch

Yeah; it’s called “hubris”.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 5:18:02 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: jimbo123
In short, we just saw Edward Klein's book The Amateur come to life. And what the Democrats saw petrified them to no end.
8 posted on 10/04/2012 5:18:51 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: wita

I’m wondering if it’s a planned replay of Reagan/Mondale wher Reagan performed horribly and then came back strong in the following debate. Onevthing is certain, last nights performance will not recur; the left will make sure of that.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 5:19:17 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: jimbo123
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie predicts presidential race will be “turned upside down” after first debate

"the presidential race will be “turned upside down” on Thursday morning after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate each other for the first time"

CHRISTIE NAILED IT! TEAM ROMNEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO! All the nervous nellys peed on themselves needlessly.

10 posted on 10/04/2012 5:19:20 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: jimbo123

11 posted on 10/04/2012 5:19:37 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: bmwcyle

Obama’s debate prep coach was John Kerry.

Need I say more ?


12 posted on 10/04/2012 5:22:03 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: sport

Try this (especially you lefties reading this) -

Obama IS “lazy, shiftless, arrogant, and narcissistic” and has an IQ MUCH lower than the left gives him credit for, which shows up like a sore thumb when he doesn’t have a speech to read.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 5:22:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: muir_redwoods
One thing is certain, last nights performance will not recur; the left will make sure of that.

Simply wrong! The next debate is foreign policy and Romney will crush Bozo again. Bozo can't blame Bush for his foreign policy blundering, unlike the economy. He is even more naked.

14 posted on 10/04/2012 5:22:32 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Exactly. Unlike other Presidents Obama has never faced an opposition of any kind, press or party! Last night was the first time.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 5:23:00 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: nolongerademocrat; InvisibleChurch
obama was unprepared . not everything the dems do is calculated to the nth degree . obama thought he could walk out there and wipe the floor with R

I don’t think it was an act. I believe it was the performance of an affirmative action baby who has always been petted and placed ahead of his peers based on false assumptions. Last night he was really confronted for the first time.

The Empty Chair went to the Hoover Dam to waste time instead of prep for the debate. Of course he thought he could just walk out there and get handed the debate.
That's why we'll never see his college transcripts.....they'll mirror his debate prep & performance except that he was handed his passing grades in college and he was handed his a$$ last night.
16 posted on 10/04/2012 5:23:05 AM PDT by brent13a
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To: jimbo123

The debate just proved that Mitt Romney is a RACIST!

Because Obama got OWNED!


17 posted on 10/04/2012 5:23:05 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: bmwcyle

That guy in the middle is breakin’ the gaydar.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 5:23:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jimbo123

Next stop Hawaii


19 posted on 10/04/2012 5:23:19 AM PDT by culpeper (I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny... TJ)
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To: muir_redwoods

“I’m wondering if it’s a planned replay of Reagan/Mondale wher Reagan performed horribly and then came back strong in the following debate. Onevthing is certain, last nights performance will not recur; the left will make sure of that.”

So, Zero performed horribly in the first debate on purpose so he can come back strong in a debate about NATIONAL SECURITY?


20 posted on 10/04/2012 5:23:49 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: jimbo123

I think we saw the Paul Ryan Effect on Mitt. It sounded to me as if Paul Ryan had been coaching Mitt.

I can’t wait till next week when Joe Meets Paul.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 5:24:15 AM PDT by FarmerW ( - Milton Friedman - The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

“he has a lazy thought process”

Just plain arrogant, spoon-fed his entire life...no-nothing teenager...


22 posted on 10/04/2012 5:24:25 AM PDT by B212
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To: The Toll

This is typical of most leftists - they aren’t used to having to actually address the issues in question. They’re used to yelling “racist” and having their opponent back down.

Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.
No matter how well you play chess, the pigeon just knocks over the pieces, craps on the board, and struts around like he won.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 5:25:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrDem; muir_redwoods
One thing is certain, last nights performance will not recur; the left will make sure of that.

Simply wrong! The next debate is foreign policy and Romney will crush Bozo again. Bozo can't blame Bush for his foreign policy blundering, unlike the economy. He is even more naked.

Don't forget that last nights trouncing is firmly planted in Obama's narcissistic psyche also. He'll be twice as likely to screw up and look like the empty chair he is.
24 posted on 10/04/2012 5:25:54 AM PDT by brent13a
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To: jimbo123

Romney is not ‘my guy’; I’ll be holding my nose as I vote for him. But after last night, I’ll be holding it a little more loosely. If nothing else, I was ecstatic to see a Republican actually fight back. Romney had some great zingers (my personal fave was when he said he had 5 boys, he’s used to people repeating the same thing over and over and trying to convince him that it’s true). When I compare it to the simpering of McCain during the last go-round — the difference is astonishing. I just wish he was an actual conservative.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 5:26:30 AM PDT by HGSW0904
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To: bmwcyle

That girl in the back, third from the left, is TOTALLY checking me out!


26 posted on 10/04/2012 5:26:46 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: nolongerademocrat

The debate in a nutshell:
Chairman Obama: “It’s simple math...arithmetic..”
Mitt Romney: “Limit(n -> infinity, Sigma(i = 1 to n, i^2 / n))”
Chairman Obama: “Umm...yeah...what he said.”


27 posted on 10/04/2012 5:27:56 AM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: ShovelThemOut

Obviously Muir_redwoods believes he’s just so intelligent, wise and capable that he has to be holding back.


28 posted on 10/04/2012 5:27:59 AM PDT by Justa
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To: wita
You saw the real Obama. The empty suit that has been protected and coddled by the press and his handlers (but I repeat myself) his entire career.
29 posted on 10/04/2012 5:29:00 AM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: MrB
That guy in the middle is breakin’ the gaydar.

They're all making my gaydar ping a little.
Could you imaging the 2-year-old style hissy-fits being thrown after they saw the trouncing their queer-in-chief got?
Egads.
30 posted on 10/04/2012 5:29:18 AM PDT by brent13a
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To: The Toll

You? Nope, she’s lookin’ at me all the way... :)

My pigeon analogy lacked “uttering unintelligible, rude, and vaguely obscene sounds”.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 5:29:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: wita

I am watching Fox right now. They have McCain on. He was asked why Zero was so bad last night. His reply: “Four years inside a bubble with an adoring media.”

Exactly right. This is what you get when no one challenges anything you say, and you surround yourself with yes men. This is what you get when the world fawns over you and gives you the Nobel Peace Prize for NOTHING.


32 posted on 10/04/2012 5:29:23 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: jimbo123
And he did himself a universe of good. In the first flash poll, done by CBS, he was not only judged the winner by a margin of 56-32, but even more striking, the number of those who said they thought Romney cared about them doubled, from 30 percent to 60 percent.

Last night, Romney utterly destroyed the message and effect from the hundreds of millions of dollars that Bozo has spent up till now on ads.

33 posted on 10/04/2012 5:30:12 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: MrB
Agree. Couple that with that he has not had to earn anything he has in life, but has had it given to him. Obama is a genius in only his and Chris Matthews mind. Matthews cannot sing of his greatness because he keeps a certain part of obama’s anatomy in his mouth.
34 posted on 10/04/2012 5:30:25 AM PDT by sport
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To: B212
We just saw the last 4 years put into perspective.

The next debate is about Foreign Policy.

The events of the last few weeks all around the world are putting are pointing out the consequences of the last 4 years of Obama foreign policy in an extremely negative and disturbing fashion.

Obama is not well placed for a comeback, even with all the help he is going to get from his friends in the media

35 posted on 10/04/2012 5:32:34 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Col Frank Slade

Micheal Moore agrees with you...


36 posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:52 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: MrB

I was stunned to see CNN’s political staff openly saying last night “well he is the president and he’s not use to being challenged while living in the presidential bubble.....yadda yadda”. I’m screaming at them WHO’S JOB DO YOU THINK THAT IS MORON’S!”


37 posted on 10/04/2012 5:34:32 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: MrB

I was stunned to see CNN’s political staff openly saying last night “well he is the president and he’s not use to being challenged while living in the presidential bubble.....yadda yadda”. I’m screaming at them WHO’S JOB DO YOU THINK THAT IS MORONS!”


38 posted on 10/04/2012 5:34:47 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: KSCITYBOY
"I will go with: Obama is a lazy stupid assh*le"

While your point is factual, I will go with--Ohuckster was never the intellectual giant and champion speaker his acolytes made him out to be. He has always been a practiced debater, learning to read his lines with little flourishes such as the clipped uplift of voice and chin at the end of a sentence.

The man is a Southside Chicago political huckster with an agenda of divisiveness, race baiting, and class warfare to "fundamentally change this country"--into Chavez' Venesuela or Castro's Cuba.

Pray hard for the sheeple to get a brain and help us to rid ourselves of this menace to freedom and prosperity.

vaudine

39 posted on 10/04/2012 5:35:28 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: jimbo123

Six months ago I postulated that if the real Obama was ever REVEALED to the American people this narcissist might just collapse. I even suggested a possibility of a suicide attempt. Sounds like last night may just push this arrogant little prick over the edge.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 5:36:44 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: wita
I'm going with Bambi was overconfident in his God like powers and God allowed his arrogance, foolishness and naked idiocy to be shown to the entire world.

It was a treat to watch.

41 posted on 10/04/2012 5:37:23 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: vaudine

It would be like me playing one on one against Michael Jordan. I could prepare or not prepare. In the end it wouldn’t make a whit of difference. Zero lost because he sucks.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 5:39:08 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: MrB

The blonde in the back is dreaming of becoming a “Sister/Wife”. The brunette standing next to her is re-evaluating her decision to come to the gay bar.


43 posted on 10/04/2012 5:39:08 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: muir_redwoods

“One thing is certain, last nights performance will not recur; the left will make sure of that”.

We do agree, I think even Obama will make sure of that.


44 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:09 AM PDT by wita
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To: jimbo123

Not entirely surprising. In terms of raw intelligence, Obama is way sharper than McCain. However, there’s no way Obama is smarter than Romney. This kind of fast-twitch smarts is what counts in a debate. Like it or not, Romney is nouveau riche, and that means he earned every penny of what he made, rather than inheriting it the old-fashioned way.


45 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:52 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: nolongerademocrat
I believe it was the performance of an affirmative action baby who has always been petted and placed ahead of his peers based on false assumptions. Last night he was really confronted for the first time.

Well said. I completely agree.

46 posted on 10/04/2012 5:41:45 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: nolongerademocrat

“I believe it was the performance”

Act or performance, I just can’t quite grasp that it was the “real” Obama. I would love to believe it, but...


47 posted on 10/04/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita
It was no act. Obama was adrift. This is what comes from 4 years of a fawning press and living an unserious 'Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous' episode. He hasn't been challenged on any level since his debates with Hillary, and she hardly landed a blow. He doesn't know how to react when pushed or challenged. He thinks that all he has to do is say something is so and it's so. When do you think the last time was that someone stood toe to toe with him, in public, and called him a failure and explained why he's a failure? Never!

I watched the debate on CSpan because they used a split screen all night and you saw nothing but the two of them side by side all through the debate. The difference was more stark than night and day. Romney looked at obama through out the debate, he addressed every comment, answer and rebuttal directly to obama. While obama NEVER looked at Romney. He looked down, he pouted, he addressed Lehrer or the audience, but never Romney.

The GOP primary got Romney in Olympic competition shape. obama's had it soft. And let's not forget, obama's no match for Mitt in the brain power department either. And it showed.

48 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:22 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: sport

“Stupid is, as Stupid Debates.” The debater versus the master-debater , finally the country realizes the “the emperor has no clothes.”


49 posted on 10/04/2012 5:44:04 AM PDT by Babba Gi
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To: MrB
Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how well you play chess, the pigeon just knocks over the pieces, craps on the board, and struts around like he won.

Now that is funny!

50 posted on 10/04/2012 5:44:17 AM PDT by Blennos
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