Skip to comments.Why Obama Didn't Bring Up the 47%
Posted on 10/05/2012 12:41:41 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Now, the 47% comment. I want to go back to the debate for a second because I had a brilliant take on it yesterday. Everybody's now admitting that I had a brilliant take. After 18 hours of intense news cycle coverage, I, El Rushbo, nevertheless had the unique take on the debate, what it meant, and the long-term ramifications of it. What it really was all about and why Obama was so bad? I had to answer.
And it was none of these fake excuses that his lapdogs are coming up with to explain it and justify it. The answer's very simple: He was out of his league. He's got no answer when somebody confronts him truthfully and factually in the arena of ideas. His ideas don't cut it. His ideas can't compete with ours. He can't be honest about what he's really going to do, so he has to sit there and lie about what Romney's plans are.
That's all he could do. He had nowhere to go. Now, they can say he's gonna come out and get more aggressive in the next debate. He's not gonna take it anymore. He's gonna come out and he's gonna confront Romney. He might, but he's still going to have nothing but lies in his arsenal. He's not gonna have a success track. He's not gonna have a good record.
He's not gonna have highlights that he can point to and say, "You want more of this?" Romney's gonna have the facts at his disposal. Romney's going to have the solutions to our problems at his disposal. And he'll be talking to a guy who's the architect of this current economic malaise, failure, misery, whatever you want to call it. So whatever attitude Obama adopts, he will have nowhere to go in the arena of ideas, 'cause his don't cut it.
If he was stupefied... The latest liberal excuse is, "Romney was telling so many lies that Obama had a brain freeze! \He couldn't keep up with it. He didn't know which one to reply to because he kept forgetting them because there were so many." That's BS. It was the first time in his life, probably, Obama had been confronted with the truth about people who disagree with what he thinks. They still don't know what hit them.
They manufacture lies and false premises and alternative universes, and they live in them. And they end up in shock when they are confronted with reality. Algore said the problem with Obama is he was too high. Others said nope, he was too mellow. (Well, the attitude, too high.) I had people telling me he was on Valium. I had people telling me Obama was on Valium because he's suffering anxiety and they rolled the dice; they gave him some Valium.
A headline by a guy in the New York Times, Charles Blow, called him "President Xanax." Xanax is in the same family as Valium, I guess. It's sedative or whatever. There are actually people who believe Obama was on Valium because he's so, so wired and so anxious. They had to tamp that down, and they just gave him too much. Which takes us to the 47%. The libs say, "Why didn't you go after Romney on the 47%? He told lies. He told people he doesn't care about them. He hopes they fail and die, 47% of them! Why didn't you use it?"
The media was really upset.
They set him up, they thought.
Well, I have the answer. I told you yesterday, and they have confirmed it.
RUSH: I told you yesterday. The 47%, they're lying about it. They don't want to confront Romney with it where he can refute it. They've made up a lie about what Romney means about the 47%. It's for ads only. Really. Here's Ben LaBolt. He was on Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room last night, and Blitzer said, "Romney's 47% remark, we didn't hear any of that from the president at the debate. Why not?"
LABOLT: The 47% remark was the remark heard, eh, across the country and around the world, and, uhh, we've got advertisements up on the air right now. I think that's most effective when you told it from Mitt Romney in his own words writing off half the population, uh, saying that they're victims, saying that they won't take personal responsibility for their lives.
RUSH: Yeah. (translated) "We're only gonna put it in ads, Wolf! See that's the trick. If we accuse Romney of it, then he can come back about how that's not what he meant and blow Obama out of the water again." You see, ladies and gentlemen, Obama thinks that the fantasy creations of Romney that he and his campaign have made are real, and that the guy he debated was unreal. They believe this stuff! They believe Romney hates 47% of the people. They believe Romney wants them to wither away and die.
They believe Romney doesn't care. Snerdley says, "You can't believe they're really think that." I damn well do mean it! They believe these caricatures. It's the same thing as us. They believe that's who we are as conservatives. So what did Obama do? The day after the debate, at his first rally (Obama impression), "That wasn't the real Mitt Romney! That wasn't Mitt Romney last night. That -- that -- that wasn't the Mitt Romney we all know."
So the real Mitt Romney is not real; the one they make up is the real one.
The exit polls count; the real votes don't.
I'm telling you, this is a sick bunch of people. But that's why they didn't use the 47%: Because they don't want to give Romney a chance to rebut it.
RUSH: Folks, it is absolutely true. They create these caricatures and false images, notions of conservatives. In this case of Romney, but all of us. They do. The left does. They don't take time to know us or understand us ideologically. It's beneath them! We're just a small fringe bunch of kook freaks. They actually believe what they say. When Romney says 47%, they actually believe what they say about Romney.
"He doesn't care about 47% of the people. He doesn't care! They can just shrivel up and die as far as Romney's concerned." Then Romney shows up, is entirely different than their caricature, and they can't deal with it. And the next day Obama goes out and says (impression), "That wasn't the real Romney last night! That -- that wasn't the Mitt Romney we all know." Let me tell you: The Obama in the debate is the real Barack Obama.
You want to start talking real?
You take the teleprompter away, you take the speechwriters away, you take the aides and all kinds of assistance away -- and you leave the guy naked with just himself and his brain -- and that's the real Barack Obama. It was also the real Mitt Romney, who is real every day, just as I and you are real every day. We are not manufactured. We don't have PR people. We don't have manufactured images or anything of the sort.
Romney is who he is. He's been that way his whole life.
Obama is the creature of creation, the caricature of something that he's not, that was exposed as exactly the fraud that he is in that debate. Obama thinks that his fantasies of Romney are real and the guy he debated isn't. But it's the real Obama that we saw.
I might be in the minority, but I thought Obama gave the best presentation of his ideas that I’ve ever seen or heard. His problem is that his ideas are critically flawed and his record of performance stinks. Hard to get past that.
It would have given Romney the opportunity to negate the falsehoods that people think Romney meant, and there goes any effectiveness from Obama’s negative Romeny ads.
Obama wants the “47%” to pay more for living along with everyone else.
“President Obama Wants Higher Energy Prices”
“Obama Wants Gas Prices to Hit European Levels”
“Obama says he wants high gas prices - YouTube”
The 47 percent.
I don’t know which is worse. Democrats not owning up to this key issue, or Romney taking it back.
If Obama comes back as aggressive and mean, it will turn away independents. They started to turn away during the Joe Soptic attack and he had to back off quickly. That’s why the indies will not only swing to a challenger, but especially someone like Romney, who knows his stuff. Romney stands there, looking presidential and rather paternalistic, and so reassuring. That’s what is going to cause indies and many Dems to break for him, INHO.
That was my take on why he didn’t use. He didn’t want to give Romney a chance to clear the air and make him look like the idiot he is. The simplest explanation is the best!
Obama was doing in this campaign what all Dem candidates do. They draw a cartoon of their opponent and they run against the cartoon. Unfortunately he got a dose of reality when the viewers could see for themselves that Romney was anything but a cartoon. The only cartoon on the stage was Wiley Coyote Obama who had an anvil dropped on his head at the debate.
Your joking, aren't you? You thought that was the best presentation of his ideas? Let me tell you something: Liberals have no ideas and you should really let the horses do the thinking. They have larger heads
Seriously, that WAS probably the best possible way that his ideas could have been presented... if you get my drift.
If 0 comes with 47%, the immediate hit-back is his comment about rural folks clinging to their guns, Bible, and religion and afraid of immigrants spoken to a bunch of rich elitists in Marin County.
They deliberately create this caricature and the corrupt MSM happily and dutifully go out of their way to help Democrats facilitate those constructs.
There may be another reason. Remember that old Obama video that popped up? They don’t want to see that Obama again.
You shouldn’t insult Wile E. Coyote that way!
Something I noticed during the debate.
Something that might be funny in a relaxed conversation, or on a thread on FR, but not on TV in front of millions.
Obama said he had a TWO PART PLAN. He went on to define it as ... ‘A’, I will do blah,blah,blah.
(At this point I told my son, watch, he will now say ‘2’, instead of ‘B’)
Obama then went on, and said... ‘2’ is .....blah, blah, blah.
AM I the only one that caught that ?
You can put lipstick on a pig, but it will oink, just the same. I was just remarking on Obama’s lipsticking performance. His supporters are all cursing him, but it was the best he could do.
No, you’re not the only one who noticed. In fact, it was mentioned a few times during debate posts here at FR. But I haven’t read or heard if any members of the press commented on it.
IIRC he’s done it a couple of times now. It’s more of an intentional ebonic English corruption, or Antidisenstablishmentarianism of the language.
AND THAT is what they teach at Harvard ?
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