Skip to comments.Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver
Posted on 10/08/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama a much-deserved shellacking in the first Presidential debate held in Denver. The Republican nominee, who many conservatives were close to writing off, served ace after ace, while Obama just stood there and tried to hit the ball back, looking stunned by Romneys strength and his own failure. After an hour and half match, it was clear Romney was the man with the plan and Obama the man with more promises.
Heeding conservatives advice to go bold, Romney showed us his backbone, laid out his plan and cornered Obama on his failed record. Again and again, Romney called Obama out on his lies; he said just because Obama says it doesnt mean its true. Obama insisted Romneys tax plan would add $5 trillion to the deficit, citing studies that have made assumptions about Romneys plan without knowing the details.
Romney made Obama look weaker still when he reminded him that when Obama ran in 2008, he promised to cut the deficit in half but instead has increased by 60%, more than half. In fact Romney reminded Americans, Obama has spent more money in three in half years, adding more to our debt than all the presidents in history combined.
While Romney talked about how he would create 12 million jobs and cut our debt by eliminating funding to programs like PBS and Big Bird, Obama parroted the same old lines about investing (code for spending) in our future. That is more binge spending on Obamas favorite things like Obamacare, teachers union, student loan subsidies and solar energy.
A withered looking Obama seemed to just walk into one debate landmine after another. Obama said he thought it was wrong to give $3.8 billion in tax breaks to oil companies. Romney pounced with a fiery retort:
You put $90 billion-like 50 years worth of [oil] breaks into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and Ener1. I mean, I had a friend who said you dont just pick the winners and the losers; you pick the losers, said Romney.
Obama looked dazed by Mitt Romney and reverted to the posture he assumed most of the night, head looking down, befuddled. Trying to serve an ace, Obama said he also thought it was awful for companies to get a deduction for moving plants overseas. Romney returned the ball, winning the point. He told Obama in the 25 years hes been in business, I have no idea what youre talking about.
That was the story of the night; the American people had no idea what Obama was talking but understood Romney. From corning Obama on the true costs of Obamacare to the middle class and businesses and Obamas failure to implement the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan, which Obama commissioned, or work with Republicans in Congress, Romney made Obama look puny and partisan. At the same time, Romney finally seized his own narrative, with command of and passion for the issues.
A friend told me she felt bad for Obama last night because he looked worn down and weak standing next to Romney. Liberal political analysts mused maybe Obama held back because he didnt want to really give it to Romney in the first debate. No, Obama failed in the Denver because his arrogance has made him believe hes bigger than himself. Can you say President Romney?
Not only that, but at one of these debates, this or something like this needs to be said:
There has been no budget for 4 years. The first two of those years, your party held the White House, and had significant margins in the House, and Senate. The Senate cannot filibuster budgets and the House HAS no filibuster. So to say that Republican obstruction is the reason there has been no budget passed on over 1250 days is a lie.
We’ve not seen the end of material Romney and Ryan can use at their debates (Ryan, a single one this Thursday).
A recent Obama rally in the battleground state of Colorado turned into something of a Seinfeldian air.
Great (and sarcastic) report and interview on top of the page Yahoo.com on now...
Compares Obama to Castanza in Seinfeld....LMAO
...That's a discombobulated for those in Rio Linda
When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.
The opportunity was there for pointing out, "Yes, Mr. President, I know about the importance of budgets. I have run businesses. No business can operate successfully without good budgeting. Why is it that you and your fellow Democrats have failed to pass a budget for four years? Do you think the people's business is not as important as every small business in America?"
PING to comment #3
See? It worked!
Now, next debate, double down!
As Clint noted, the Empty Chair improved by codetoad:
ROMNEY LOST THE DEBATE! OBAMA IS IN CONTROL!
It is past time to fire Barack and his empty chair and have both of them hit the road back to Chicago!
So hit the road Barack and take your empty chair and empty suit with you!