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Obama Says He Was ‘Too Polite’ in First Debate With Romney
Yahooo News ^ | October 10, 2012 | Oliver Knox

Posted on 10/11/2012 2:55:46 AM PDT by lbryce

President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that he was "just too polite" in his first debate with Mitt Romney—a new explanation for the incumbent's widely panned performance in that prime-time political bout.

"What happened in the debate? Everybody wants to know," radio host Tom Joyner asked Obama. "Was that some kind of genius strategy to rope-a-dope him in?"

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debates; obama; romney
All the hand-wringing the Democrats have been going through trying to come up with some viable explanation to reconcile Obama's bungee jump off the political precipice without as much as a rubber band to ameliorate his Humpty-Dumpty maneuver off the debate wall have had scant insight in what might be some hoped for clever machination of the president that would explain his humongous fall from grace, having sent him reeling off his golden pedestal high atop Mt. Obamalympus being revealed as less than even a mere mortal.

Rope-a-Dope? Civility and politeness? The dog ate my debate notes?

1 posted on 10/11/2012 2:55:56 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce
Obama without a teleprompter has a range from flailing and incompetent to angry and incompetent.

Either choice will turn off the voters. The only hope Mr. Hopeychangey has is to sneak a teleprompter onto the premises.

2 posted on 10/11/2012 3:00:39 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: lbryce

‘I ATE the dog that ate my homework!”


3 posted on 10/11/2012 3:13:42 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: lbryce

That’s right, Barry, you were far too polite.

Next time, show him who’s boss. If he even dares open his mouth, slit his throat. Flail on him, rip him a new a-hole, rend him limb from limb.

No more Mr. Nice Guy.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 3:20:53 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: lbryce

Who is he kidding?? He took a double dose of meds to unscramble the monitor in his head.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 3:24:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: lbryce
Initially he thought he won the debate. Now he thinks he was "too nice." And he thinks his "Save Big Bird" campaign is a stroke of genius.

I hope he keeps thinking this way.

6 posted on 10/11/2012 3:30:23 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (It was a nice Republic, while it lasted.)
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To: lbryce
President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that he was "just too polite" in his first debate with Mitt Romney—a new explanation for the incumbent's widely panned performance in that prime-time political bout.

So President Barack Obama is ready to play the victim card? I thought that it was reported that he talked for four minutes longer than Romney. But Democrats are all about blame and victims.

7 posted on 10/11/2012 3:38:44 AM PDT by olezip
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To: lbryce

Who knew that coming across as bored and clueless is defined as “polite?”


8 posted on 10/11/2012 3:40:45 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: lbryce

I like the high altitude excuse better, it shows more imagination.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 3:40:57 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Publius Maximus
I hope he keeps thinking this way

He really can't help it; he has no choice. It's impossible for a narcissist to sincerely believe that what went wrong really was his fault.

The closest he can come to blaming himself is to think he was too good!

10 posted on 10/11/2012 3:42:46 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: lbryce; All

Rush’s take and I believe it: O is making it all about him so they do not have to give Romney any credit for winning. i.e. O lost; Mitt did not win.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 3:49:00 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: lbryce

I know what to do Barry.

why don’t you go out there and smack-talk Romney to his face and in front of the whole world like you do when he isn’t around and in front of only your supporters?

Isn’t it funny how the little Kenyan thug wanna-be isn’t so brave when its face to face?


12 posted on 10/11/2012 3:56:42 AM PDT by digger48
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To: lbryce

Usually, debate losers try to change the discussion to a new topic. This crew is so self absorbed and delusional, they can’t stop talking about it. Not only is Obama a malignant narcissist, hee is surrounded by others that are equally devoid of rational thinking and reality. Lots of hero worship.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 3:57:50 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: lbryce

Come on, Omuslim, take the mask off.
Come on as the angry hate America/whites sob that you are.
That will cinch it for Mitt.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 4:25:04 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: lbryce

He lost because he was rude, not polite. He overtly disrespected Romney with his posture, not making eye contect and disinterested doodling. The audience rightly concluded Obama’s too immature to suppress his (undeserved) feelings of superiority and behave properly.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 4:29:52 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: lbryce

Obama Says He Was ‘Too Polite’ in First Debate With Romney

So I guess we'll go from this:

To this?


16 posted on 10/11/2012 4:29:52 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: lbryce

“Polite”, new word for dumb ass.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 4:31:58 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: lbryce

What Obama really meant was that he didn’t use that arrogent,in your face attitude that he usually has.Other than that he’s totally ineffectual.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 4:33:51 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: lbryce

Go ahead and take the lipstick off, Barry.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 4:34:37 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (ABO to the core.)
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To: Ann Archy

[‘I ATE the dog that ate my homework!”]

Lol, that’s a great line.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 4:39:58 AM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)
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To: lbryce
new speak for unprepared...
21 posted on 10/11/2012 4:42:40 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lbryce

Too polite?

1.) MO and “O” wouldn’t know ‘polite’ if it fell on them from the 10th story
2.) “O” was NOT being ‘polite’... rather, he was visibly stunned and scared out of his wits... like a dear in the headlights!


22 posted on 10/11/2012 4:47:10 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Publius Maximus
And he thinks his "Save Big Bird" campaign is a stroke of genius.

Well, at least Malia and Natasha thought so.................

23 posted on 10/11/2012 4:51:03 AM PDT by varon (I remember when America was American.)
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To: lbryce

He should go into his ghetto jive, you didn’t build that routine. That should wow them.

Pray for America


24 posted on 10/11/2012 4:53:02 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: lbryce
"[I'm] going to take it to him."


25 posted on 10/11/2012 4:56:52 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: lbryce

My response to the dems is:

Face it, fools. Without his teleprompter, Obama just isn`t that sharp. His vaunted intellect is shallow and his ideology is anti-American..and that`s pissing off increasing numbers of voters. The fact he`s now having to defend the indefensible makes that all the more evident. We in conservative circles have known it all along.. you slow-learning leftards are just seeing it now.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 5:32:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: lbryce
Obama was unprepared, scared, overwhelmed, and proved once again to be the least knowledgeable and least experienced person in the room on any topic posed by the moderator or his opponent.
27 posted on 10/11/2012 5:36:19 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: lbryce

Lying, making false accusations and not looking your opponent in the face is “too polite”??


28 posted on 10/11/2012 6:05:25 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lbryce
It is said that the Trivia Quiz game for economics has 400 questions and a thousand answers.....

....the new trivia quiz on Obama also has 400 questions and a thousand answers...

and comes with a bonus pack of 2000 excuses.

29 posted on 10/11/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: ScottinVA

The implication of your wording is that he IS “sharp” with the teleprompter. More accurately, he is able to present the illusion of “sharpness” when reading words on a screen.

The left has so much of their self-worth wrapped up in supporting “smart” people and denegrating “dumb” people that they automatically attribute “smart” to leftists and “dumb” to conservatives in order to make themselves feel “smart”.

S-M-R-T! We are SMART!


30 posted on 10/11/2012 6:17:21 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: SERKIT

The poor bastard fully believes in his own superiority and thought he could just walk away with the debate... in fact, he thought he had.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 6:18:45 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: lbryce
"Was that some kind of genius strategy to rope-a-dope him in?"

LOL! A week later and they are still grasping at straws.

32 posted on 10/11/2012 6:20:01 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: COBOL2Java
Ha...Obama went from this:

to this:

to this


33 posted on 10/11/2012 6:23:21 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Or a lot of this:


34 posted on 10/11/2012 6:41:20 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: ScottinVA

35 posted on 10/11/2012 6:42:34 AM PDT by za_claws (Our President is the new Milli Vanilli)
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To: Rummyfan
"Was that some kind of genius strategy to rope-a-dope him in?"
Radio host, Tom Joyner, no Rhodes scholar is he. The guy and his less than stellar audience haven't figured out the Master's plan, but yet still, so naive and clueless, and of course wanting to curry favor with him, refer to his disastrous debate debacle as "genius". That's the funniest aspect of it all.
36 posted on 10/11/2012 6:51:18 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: lbryce

An Obamabot explained that he was “just having a bad night”.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: DuncanWaring

When Obama gets mad he can become petulant and just nasty, Maybe he will flip Mitt the bird! This will sell well with his hard left base but will turn off the majority of the voters. And Mitt might not just take it like Hillary did in 2008. He may fire back and sink him.


38 posted on 10/11/2012 8:26:37 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: spokeshave

Kudos to you for doing a masterful job if you created the first image.


39 posted on 10/11/2012 4:58:57 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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