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Obama camp promises tougher response to Romney in next debate
The Hill ^ | October 4, 2012 | Justin Sink

Posted on 10/04/2012 8:06:51 AM PDT by Smokeyblue

Reeling from a debate performance where President Obama often seemed listless and subdued relative to his Republican opponent, the Obama campaign's top strategist said Thursday they would more aggressively challenge Mitt Romney on alleged inconsistencies in his policies.

"You know, you can't tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore your history and ignore your statements," Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said Thursday on MSNBC. "You can't square the circle, and Gov. Romney is going to be held accountable for that."

Axelrod went on to accuse Romney of playing "a shell game" at the debate and said the Republican nominee deserved "an 'F' for being honest with the American people."

In an earlier interview on NBC's "Today Show," Axelrod added that the president was "looking very much forward" to his next chance to debate Romney on Oct. 16.

"I know this, he will come, he will make an honest argument with the American people about how to rebuild the economy and the middle class and he'll hold Gov. Romney to account for these big gaps in the truth we saw last night," Axelrod said.

But Obama's longtime political strategist did seem to concede that the president had been bested, at least on style, in Wednesday night's pivotal showdown with his Republican challenger.

"I joked that Mitt Romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion in Normandy and you saw last night," Axelrod said. "I expected a strong performance, got a strong performance, but that's what it was — a performance."

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Communists Axelrod and Obama are so transparent they can't help but reveal the truth.

"You know, you can't tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore your history and ignore your statements,"

Axelrod and Obama tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore history.

"You can't square the circle, and President Obama Gov. Romney is going to be held accountable for that."

Obama and Axelrod lie and are worried they will be held accountable.

Obama Romney of playing "a shell game" at the debate"

Axelrod and Obama were playing "a shell game" at the debate

"the Democratic Republican nominee deserved "an 'F' for being honest with the American people."

Obama deserves "an 'F'

1 posted on 10/04/2012 8:06:54 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

I was blown away when I saw Obama trying to defend himself with Clinton’s economy. That should be used in Romney ads.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Smokeyblue

Pffffft.

Ok, Axy. They still wont have teleprompters on-stage.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Smokeyblue

The “Magic Negro” has lost his mojo.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 8:09:26 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Smokeyblue

Good luck with that Barry...the next debate is foreign policy I believe.

You’re gonna get gutted even worse.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Smokeyblue

He’s going to make foreign policy his bailiwick??

Well he better get cracking with the bombing in Damascus then


6 posted on 10/04/2012 8:10:03 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: aimhigh

I know it was pathetic


7 posted on 10/04/2012 8:10:03 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Smokeyblue

Exactly. Alinsky to the bitter end. Projection, Ridicule, blah blah blah. Axelrod is scum of the earth.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 8:10:45 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: aimhigh

Clinton claiming credit for “his” economy is like a surfer claiming credit for “his” wave.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 8:11:29 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: Smokeyblue

“”You know, you can’t tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore your history and ignore your statements,” Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said Thursday on MSNBC. “


axelrod spelling out why obama got his ass kicked last night...


10 posted on 10/04/2012 8:11:34 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: MNlurker

The one thing Obama can do to prepare for the foreign policy debate is to dismiss Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. That would show that he was trying to improve in this area.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 8:12:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ecomcon

It’s so interesting because their PROJECTION tells everyone the EXACT truth of what they are doing.

Very helpful indeed.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 8:12:45 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

I can smell the flop sweat and desperation from here.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Slyfox

What a beat down that was last night! After that weak effort, Bozo sulked off the stage like a Wimp with a Limp!!


14 posted on 10/04/2012 8:14:00 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: blueunicorn6

I would love that. Obama would immediately lose 25% of his supporters who believe Hillary can do no wrong.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 8:14:12 AM PDT by GnL
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To: Smokeyblue

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With Candy Crowley and a stacked “town hall” format-
Obama will do very well.

No skills, knowledge or ability needed, except the ability to lie.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 8:14:34 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: aimhigh

Clinton’s economy wasn’t even Clinton’s.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 8:16:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Smokeyblue
Re: “Obama camp promises tougher response”

Translation...

Romney will make a minor gaffe.

The MSM will pound it 24-7 for several weeks.

Obama will say something clever and well rehearsed.

The MSM will pound it 24-7 for several weeks.

18 posted on 10/04/2012 8:16:41 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Smokeyblue

You...You...You just wait til next time man!!!


19 posted on 10/04/2012 8:17:14 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Smokeyblue

Obama is toast, here is why:

-His task is to defend socialist and divisive policies without appearing either socialist or divisive.

-His task is to defend failing policies that have poor results, without a doubt poor results. Obama has to say, “Trust me - more of the same will yield good results, not the bad results we have achieved so far.” - That dog won’t hunt.

No matter how smart he is, these points are indefensible.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 8:17:51 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Smokeyblue

21 posted on 10/04/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: Smokeyblue
“that's what it was — a performance.”

Wow! Hard to describe the arrogance. If you want to see a performance watch Obama get into “character” in the tape released Monday on Hannity - the Tucker Carlson “find”.

22 posted on 10/04/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: aimhigh

Yeah, same here. That was one of many wildly flailing attempts by Obama to grab a lifeline. It reeked of desperation.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 8:19:03 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: God luvs America

The exact same thing will happen in the next two debates.
The reason? Romney is the real deal. He looked like a college professor schooling a freshman last night and it’s not too hard when the student is an empty shell. Most forget that Hillary Clinton won all the debates with Obamagabe, and my 7 year old granddaughter could have beaten Juan McAmnesty. The Kenyan was exposed for being the fake and fraud that he is and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the last two debates are not cancelled. The attack on Syria will probably commence the morning of the second debate and it’s called off because he’s got to be “commander in chief”. What a joke. But put nothing past these Marxist lunatics that will do anything to hold on to power.


24 posted on 10/04/2012 8:19:35 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Smokeyblue

Romney proved in this first debate that no matter how much Obamugabe tries to “up his game” in the next and the last, Romney will deal with him. without a record of achievement, “Upping his game”can only mean attacking Romney personally and lying louder and faster while not looking down or smirking.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 8:19:49 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Smokeyblue

Yeah, OZero will be tougher. Instead of wearing Michelle’s panties he’ll have on a pair of big boy undies instead? Please!

Romney will also be tougher because this can only increase his already well-balanced confidence.

If we can keep voting legal, should be a nice Electoral landslide for Mitt. How nice to have a president again because I’ve missed having that in America the last 4 yrs.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 8:20:32 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Smokeyblue

Obama will throw a “fag fit” next time, and look even worse.


27 posted on 10/04/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Smokeyblue

It’s pretty much a given that Obama will be tougher next time.

How could he give a weaker performance?


28 posted on 10/04/2012 8:21:35 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1353 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

29 posted on 10/04/2012 8:22:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Smokeyblue
....they would more aggressively challenge Mitt Romney on alleged inconsistencies in his policies.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 8:23:56 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: luvbach1

Exactly. Obozo can’t get aggressive on policy, because his foreign policy is a disaster. He’s going to hit below the belt and call that being “aggressive”.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 8:24:09 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Raycpa

Obama, “Alright, we’ll call it a draw.”


32 posted on 10/04/2012 8:24:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: aimhigh

Obama: Give me four more years. Why? Because Bill Clinton had a great economy in the 1990s.

Any Republican with a lame argument like that would be ridiculed mercilessly by the MSM. And rightly so.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 8:24:59 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: dfwgator

OMG? His highness kicking a door? Holy cow....where’d you find that and what did he have his panties in a wad all about that time?

I read a while back that as a child in Indonesia his step-dad and mom were rich enough to employ house servants (so much for Michelle’s claim they understand hardship). One former servant who was gracious/brave enough to give an interview stated that Obama got angry when he didn’t follow an “order” correctly and at 9 yrs. old Obama punched him TWICE in the chest for his failure to “obey”. Wow...I see that childish temper is stil well, rooted.


34 posted on 10/04/2012 8:25:04 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: mrsmith
Re: “Candy Crowley to moderate next debate”

Will Michelle Obama lecture the seriously overweight Ms. Crowley about not eating enough fruits and vegetables?

Will Ms. Crowley lecture Mitt Romney about hunger in America?

35 posted on 10/04/2012 8:25:25 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: dfwgator

Yeah....

: )


36 posted on 10/04/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Smokeyblue

Bring it. So many people need to go to prison for the things they have done, I’m ready for a Caesar...any Caesar. I don’t care anymore. Really.


37 posted on 10/04/2012 8:25:45 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Smokeyblue
This will be interesting. Here we have a malignant narcissist who got totally outclassed in a venue he thought he owned. He's going to stew on that endlessly ‘til the next debate. Meanwhile, his handlers will be pouring advice, criticism, coaching, facts at him like a fire hydrant, trying to straighten him out. It won't work. No amount of last-minute debate prep can fix a guy who simply doesn't understand what he's talking about.

He won't be able to escape the public scorn seeping through the cocoon they keep him in and it will work on him like dripping acid. Speaking of dripping acid, there's the Mooch; she's gonna be all over his butt. She even started before he got off the stage.

His state of mind when he has to step out on the stage again with Romney will be very tenuous. He will have tried to rebuild the mythic bubble around his ego by latching onto every lame excuse proffered but deep inside he'll know that he's not up to the task. We may see something spectacular in the next debate.

38 posted on 10/04/2012 8:25:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: sevinufnine

It’s fake, I think it was used on “The Tonight Show”.


39 posted on 10/04/2012 8:26:22 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Smokeyblue

That’s right, Obama camp, keep fooling yourself that it was a communications gap that caused last night’s debate performance.

It was a competency gap. Nothing can overcome such a huge competency gap.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 8:26:36 AM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Smokeyblue

Dare I say (as a woman) that Romney actually came across not only as brilliant and confident...but rather sexy? Lucky Mrs.....


41 posted on 10/04/2012 8:27:20 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Cruising For Freedom

I’m really surprised that, with today’s technology, 0bama didn’t have a micro-bug planted in his inner ear giving him rescue prompts.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 8:28:06 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: ILS21R
Obama sitting with someone smarter:


43 posted on 10/04/2012 8:28:57 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1353 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Americans are economically stupid. I have pointed out that all of Clintons economy was actually the results of Ronaldus Magnus’s economic policies. The trickle down took longer to be effective and was starting to show during Bush 1s last year before Clinton took office. But the media lied and lied and lied. People also forget that Reagans and Bush 1 had given incentives for small businesses to start and R&D so that is how the tech industry boomed. Clinton was in the right place at the right time and was trying to ruin the upturn, but then the 94 104th Congress took over and put Clinton in Check. So in the end it is Newts and Ronnies economy. Not Cigarus Moranus!


44 posted on 10/04/2012 8:29:58 AM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: sevinufnine

It’s a SNL skit.

The actor who did it is DEAD.


45 posted on 10/04/2012 8:31:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1353 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Smokeyblue
Oh yes, Obama will fix it alright. He'll REALLY divide the nation now.
46 posted on 10/04/2012 8:32:54 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MrB
"I’m really surprised that, with today’s technology, 0bama didn’t have a micro-bug planted in his inner ear giving him rescue prompts." yes, but can you imagine how big that thing would have to be with the size of Dumbo's ears?
47 posted on 10/04/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Smokeyblue
"You know, you can't tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore your history and ignore your statements," Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said Thursday on MSNBC while taking an on-set break from his new remake of that 1950s porno classic "I'm gonna do you little like Frankie Sinatra would, with my black socks on."

[Later on Mr. Axelrod stepped out in his full-length overcoat to go flash little girls at the playground.]

48 posted on 10/04/2012 8:33:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: dfwgator
It’s fake, I think it was used on “The Tonight Show”.

Ooops, I misremembered it as SNL. Thanks.

49 posted on 10/04/2012 8:35:53 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1353 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Smokeyblue

I joked that Mitt Romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion in Normandy and you saw last night,” Axelrod said. “I expected a strong performance, got a strong performance, but that’s what it was — a performance.”


Axel Dork.

Yes, Mitt was as serious about overthrowing a tyrant, and restoring freedom as we were at Normandy.

Performance means just what it says. You state a goal, and achieve it. Thereby
having performed.

Mitts into real life performance, and accountability.

You/your stooge is into theater performance. Feels good, but doesn’t really help real life.


50 posted on 10/04/2012 8:44:30 AM PDT by patriotspride
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