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Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss
breitbart.com ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | ALEXANDER MARLOW

Posted on 10/07/2012 4:21:56 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

From CBS's "This Morning":

Norah O'Donnell: "Some Democrats say [Obama's] campaign needs a wake-up call.  Bill Plante is here with that part of the story.  Bill, you've been talking to your sources; what are they saying?

Correspondent Bill Plante: "Well Norah, they're simply upset and really outraged.  They blame the President's team, first of all, for not preparing him to meet the challenge of an aggressive Mitt Romney.  They say that nobody in the room challenged him, including the guy that he was debating with, John Kerry, because, as they say, he wants to be Secretary of State so he's not going to get in the President's face. And Presidents are used to deference; they're not used to people challenging them like that.  So they think that the debate prep was terrible, but they also fault the President himself for not understanding that Romney was going to be more aggressive."

The 2012 Obama campaign continues to be a stark contrast from their 2008 effort.  In 2008, then Senator Obama used youthful ebullience, soaring rhetoric, and a precise campaign infrastructure to capture the hearts and minds of the American people.  In 2012, the President seems increasingly lethargic and quick to make excuses for missteps on the campaign trail.

What once was "Hope and Change" is now "Mope and Blame," and this time it's John Kerry under the President's bus.

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1 posted on 10/07/2012 4:22:02 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Would that be the John Kerry that served in Viet Nam?


2 posted on 10/07/2012 4:27:14 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss” your getting close by blaming a loser...


3 posted on 10/07/2012 4:29:38 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: hadaclueonce

Kerry will probably get another Purple Heart for this.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 4:30:29 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Clearly Obama was affirmaive-actioned all the way through college and public service jobs...right up to the presidency. He is not competent.

The only question now is...can the media distort Romney’s record enough to squeeze Obama in? The One is a total media confection.

The emperor has no clothes.


5 posted on 10/07/2012 4:31:11 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So “Team Obama” picks a moron to be the debate-prep partner and when that fails they blame the moron?

Wow.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 4:31:40 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: BarnacleCenturion
What once was "Hope and Change" is now "Mope and Blame,"

"The Won" became "The Lost" last Wednesday.

7 posted on 10/07/2012 4:32:27 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This is silly. For all his flaws, Kerry was probably a good debate coach. He knows Romney well. Also, Kerry got quite aggressive in the 2004 debates, and his approach was effective. Most likely what Kerry was trying to convey did not penetrate through Obama’s narcissistic ego fortress.


8 posted on 10/07/2012 4:33:47 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Have you perceived a media consensus that Romney was "aggressive" in the debate?
This is clearly the dem premise but in reality, it's simply not so.

If Mitt had walked up to Obama and accused him of being a socialist or demanded proof of eligibility; if he had demanded an explanation of Obama's relationship with Wright and Ayres or release of college transcripts, then, yes, that would have certainly been aggressive.

As it is, all Mitt did was defend his own record and positions against leftist distortions. Since when is it considered aggressive to defend yourself?
Romney was barely assertive but Obama is so thin-skinned even this was a shock to his system.

9 posted on 10/07/2012 4:42:11 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: oblomov

“This is silly. For all his flaws, Kerry was probably a good debate coach. He knows Romney well.”

SOMEONE has to take the blame for the messiah, even if it takes almost a week to assign it, as well as “Team Obama” had to manipulate employment statistics to adjust for the damage.

FU, Hussein Heads, and your god with clay feet, too!


10 posted on 10/07/2012 4:42:47 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: oblomov

Maybe Kerry’s debatubg approach was wrong. I understand he coached Obama in French.


11 posted on 10/07/2012 4:45:22 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: BarnacleCenturion
In that picture, Kerry seems to be saying "Hey! We are NOT gay!"

LOL!

12 posted on 10/07/2012 4:46:46 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: oblomov

Maybe Kerry’s teaching technique was wrong. I understand he coached Obama in French.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 4:49:08 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: BarnacleCenturion
it's John Kerry under the President's bus

Kerry cannot articulate a conservative position. NOBODY in the 0bama camp believes American values and Capitalism, so they cannot simulate the attcks. They need to hire Newt as a debate prep. (Newt might do it if he is allowed to have the video for a pay per view! I'd love to see that.)

14 posted on 10/07/2012 4:50:41 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: flaglady47

How many excuses are the liberals going to make for Obama in the debate?

It was the altitude in Denver, Obama not used to debating, the real Romney didn’t show up, Romney threw out so many falsehoods that Obama couldn’t keep up with them all, Obama doesn’t watch MSNBC to get talking points, Jim Lehrer didn’t moderate the debate properly, so it was unfair to Obama, and now John Kerry didn’t prepare him for the debate properly.

So many excuses have been made for Obama, that it’s laughable. But since Obama can’t be held accountable for anything, the liberals are pushing the narrative that the debate was unfair and Obama wasn’t prepared properly.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 4:52:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Sounds like two of the smartest men in the world are dumbfu##s.


16 posted on 10/07/2012 4:53:05 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

John Kerry “reported for doody” as he was asked. So, I wonder who is preparing the Gaffe-o-matic?


17 posted on 10/07/2012 4:53:25 AM PDT by dforest
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He’s never been challenged.

During the McCain/Obama debates, McCain clearly won, but the moderators and the media covered for him.

Mitt was not aggressive. He was confident and competent. Aggressive? Not hardly.

If Obama thinks Mitt showed aggression, he’s out of his league in the foreign sphere. No wonder things are a mess.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 4:57:12 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Maybe they should get Pee Wee Herman for the next one!


19 posted on 10/07/2012 4:57:22 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Nobody cares whose ‘fault’ it was. It was obama and no one BUT obama on that stage.


20 posted on 10/07/2012 5:00:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well, heck! Obviously the debate was unfair. They didn’t let Obama use his TelePrompTer.


21 posted on 10/07/2012 5:02:15 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“So many excuses have been made for Obama, that it’s laughable.”

I’d laugh, but we have men being killed in Afghan, the foreign non-policy is a disaster, the phoney jobs numbers and the economic mess which will culminate in the reporting of the worst corporate earnings season since this mess started, keep me sober.

It’s infuriating to see the Man/Child posturing to the stupid people while this country spins out-of-control.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 5:04:00 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: OpusatFR

next excuse “my goldfish died”

(george bush killed the goldfish btw)


23 posted on 10/07/2012 5:07:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The lengths to which the MSMObamaPac will go to in order to protect Obama from any blame is mind boggling. Utterly mind boggling...They protect a man from all question or blame because he is black, or half-black...if I were a black man in this country I would be sorely ashamed.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 5:09:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Looks like Kerry is going to get that fourth Purple Heart.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 5:10:05 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All

I guess Obama was for Kerry, before he was against him


26 posted on 10/07/2012 5:11:26 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“And Presidents are used to deference; they’re not used to people challenging them like that.”

Right...

I’m sure that Dick Cheney NEVER challenged either Bush. Rumsfeld never challenged either Ford or Bush.

A good president chooses competent advisers with integrity and backbone.

A narcissistic president chooses sycophants.


27 posted on 10/07/2012 5:12:13 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: stormhill

There’s a difference between being prepared - willing to recite your beliefs, and being aggressive.

If you look a man in the eye (something Obama can’t do) and cite your beliefs and plans and reasons why you disagree, and you do this with a smile on your face, and you do it with conviction, it is not “agressive”...it’s called honest.


28 posted on 10/07/2012 5:12:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

I would like to see a montage of the excuses.


29 posted on 10/07/2012 5:16:21 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

I would, too. But that would require forays and sorties into deep enemy territory (MSNBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, et al).....at my age, exposure to extreme illogical ideology and insane people might send me over the edge of rage.


30 posted on 10/07/2012 5:18:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kjo

Who does Team Obama think they are persuading with this litany of 4th grade excuses for the US President, for Pete’s sake? They sound like they are speaking to their delusional base, rather than the undecideds whom they need to persuade.

At this point in history, so many people have worked or gone to school with affirmative action candidates who are coddled and held to a much lower standard of behavior and performance. Lets say you’ve been negatively affected by this in your own life. Now you are paying $4/gallon gas, $50 every time you buy a few things at the grocery store, and watching America’s solvency and strength dissolve because this administration doesn’t know what it is doing.

The Ambassador’s dead body was dragged thru the streets because the State Dept. is too naive and incompetent to provide security. If you are even remotely on the fence, a group that excludes entrenched parasites and immature kids, how do you say, “Yes, I reject the idea of hiring two successful, stable adults. I want 4 more of Team Obama/Biden whining that you can’t hold affirmative action hires to the same standards as other Presidents?”


31 posted on 10/07/2012 5:25:01 AM PDT by Belle22
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To: BarnacleCenturion
So Blame The White Man!

Does it ever end? (hehe)

32 posted on 10/07/2012 5:27:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: maddog55

ha ha ha ha ha.
Dude!
That is harsh!

but FUNNY!


33 posted on 10/07/2012 5:34:29 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I thought according to Obama everything is George Bush’s fault? Still you can’t top Al Gore’s explanation of the altitude... though from watching the debate Denver might not have been the only thing to be a mile high.


34 posted on 10/07/2012 6:09:05 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: stormhill

You are precisely correct. The left is a ‘drive-by’ group - they shout out some insane factoid and off they go. They are not prepared to be challenged in real debate. None of them. It is the modus operandi of left-wing mouthpieces, and we see it all the time on any news show that features some semblance of debate - the leftie shouts out some opinion or unsupported factoid and keeps shouting over everybody else in the conversation. That is why it is fun for me to watch somebody like Artur Davis, because he has the experience to go up against leftie commentators.


35 posted on 10/07/2012 6:18:37 AM PDT by Montana_Sam (Truth lives.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; LucyT; little jeremiah; azishot; maggief
They say that nobody in the room challenged him,

A sure sign of fearing a DICTATOR!

0h0m0 is a dictator who leads from HIS behind.

36 posted on 10/07/2012 6:36:45 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
1. It was the altitude in Denver.
2. Obama not used to debating.
3. The real Romney didn’t show up.
4. Romney threw out so many falsehoods that Obama couldn’t keep up with them all.
5. Obama doesn’t watch MSNBC to get talking points.
6. Jim Lehrer didn’t moderate the debate properly, so it was unfair to Obama.
7. And now John Kerry didn’t prepare him for the debate properly.
8. Romney cheated by bringing notes to the lectern (which was, in reality, his handkerchief) or he used "Bush's" earpiece to get the answers.

I numbered them so I could see just how many excuses there were. I also added the last one as those are currently being touted in DUmmieLand.

I hope they just keep on playing the blame game and Obama stays just as he was for the next two debates!

37 posted on 10/07/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Of course, because NOTHING is ever Obama's fault or responsibility.

But really, what else would anyone expect with John French Kerry doing the debate prep? His forte is finding rich women for marrying.

38 posted on 10/07/2012 6:43:28 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: The Great RJ
....though from watching the debate Denver might not have been the only thing to be a mile high.

Bill Maher comment, "Obama looked like he took my million dollars and spent it all on weed".

Did you ever think you'd agree with Bill Maher? LOL

39 posted on 10/07/2012 6:50:22 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: hadaclueonce

After the debate last week, John Kerry walked into a bar - the bartender walked over to him and said “John...why the long face?”.....


40 posted on 10/07/2012 7:02:41 AM PDT by Herodes
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama picks losers,for everything.
(Of course it could be that he’s surrounded by them.)


41 posted on 10/07/2012 7:30:45 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: FatherofFive

There is much truth in your statement. Liberals are so caught up
in what they imagine conservatism to be that they really fail to
understand reality. I have an old friend who teaches high school
AP history. He and his wife live like conservatives but vote like libs.
He brags that he is so objective that students don’t know if he is
a Rep or a Dem. I asked him about his class resources for the
conservative POV and he actually mentioned the LA Times, News-
week, Time, etc. I told him it would take about a minute for an
adult garden variety conservative to poke a hole in his “objectiv-
ity”.


42 posted on 10/07/2012 8:12:37 AM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: melancholy

But, but we’ve been told that his IQ is off the charts, that he’s an excellent debater and gives a speech like no one else, blah, blah, blah. Why would he even consider a debate coach when he’s so perfect (/sarc)?

“HIS behind”...LOL! Maybe jarrett’s or moochie’s?


43 posted on 10/07/2012 9:12:50 AM PDT by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: Sivad
Liberals are so caught up in what they imagine conservatism to be that they really fail to understand reality.

It is like trying to explain how cutting taxes INCREASES revenues to the government. it happens only every time it is tried. Starting with JFK, who I love to bring up to the libs.

Their beliefs are like religion. They know it to be true despite no empirical evidence to support their beliefs.

44 posted on 10/08/2012 5:03:39 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: azishot
But, but we’ve been told that his IQ is off the charts, that he’s an excellent debater and gives a speech like no one else, blah, blah, blah. Why would he even consider a debate coach when he’s so perfect (/sarc)?

Don't insult the president. Yes, his IQ is off the charts. 0b0z0's IQ is unique to the "human" race. It's negative, therefore, it's off the charts.

“HIS behind”...LOL! Maybe jarrett’s or moochie’s?

Apparently, they are straight. If 0h0m0 leads from the Wookie's behind, BIG, hugh and series "accomplishments could be achieved. We probably would have been beyond Marxism and Communism, exploring new horizons of slaughtering the USA, their archenemy!

45 posted on 10/08/2012 7:33:13 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You just know Obama is going to overreach and overcompensate in the next debate. He won’t be able to help himself. Romney should practice facial expressions of embarrassment and allow Obama plenty of rope.


46 posted on 10/09/2012 8:08:29 AM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What did they expect from a low C student.


47 posted on 10/09/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Dogbert41

Romney should practice facial expressions of embarrassment and allow Obama plenty of rope.
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And, get the following words down pat, with the exact pitch and exasperation for effect...

“Here We Go Again”!

Rolling eyes would be good, but perceived to be RACIST, along the same line as “Good Morning, How are You, etc etc etc”


48 posted on 10/09/2012 8:14:44 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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