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Obama says debate prep 'going great'
politico ^ | 10/14/12 | Reid J. Epstein

Posted on 10/14/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by cdchik123

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – President Obama is making no more jokes about how much he dislikes debate prep.

Asked by a reporter during a pop-in at a Williamsburg campaign office how his studying is going, the president responded with a quick: “It is going great!”

The difference is palpable compared to what he told supporters outside Las Vegas while studying for his calamitous Denver debate.

“Basically they're keeping me indoors all the time," Obama said then. "It's a drag. They're making me do my homework."

If Obama is interested in playing hooky from his debate practice -- where aide Anita Dunn is playing the role of Candy Crowley and Sen. John Kerry is reprising his role as Mitt Romney -- he doesn’t have to go far. The president’s hotel here, the posh Kingsmill Resort, is also hosting a Ferrari car show Sunday.

The day’s message from Team Obama continues the campaign’s vow of contrition from the first debate and vows to do better Tuesday night at Hofstra University on Long Island.

“The president is his own harshest critic and he knows Mitt Romney had a better night at the first debate,” campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “The American people should expect to see a much more energized President Obama making a passionate case for why he is a better choice for the middle class.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; debate; obama
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1 posted on 10/14/2012 2:08:29 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123
no more jokes

...guess the lumps finally took hold

2 posted on 10/14/2012 2:10:58 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cdchik123

The funniest part of this is the very notion of John Kerry trying to present the arguments and views of a conservative Republican...and really roughing Obama up...yeah, right.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 2:13:29 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: cdchik123

What? No golf??


4 posted on 10/14/2012 2:13:34 PM PDT by miserare
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To: cdchik123

What “middle class” is he going for? The FoodStamp/ObamaPhone “middle class”? Surely, he isn’t going after the American taxpayer vote.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 2:13:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: cdchik123

Did he go visit Colonial Williamsburg and get an ice cream cone like when he visited Hoover Dam during the last debate prep? If he isn’t the laziest president in history, please tell me who was...


6 posted on 10/14/2012 2:14:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: cdchik123

Reggie Love was banned from the hotel this time.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 2:15:37 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he’s spending 3 days try to learn what he should already know.

This has been the worst ‘OJT’ program ever.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 2:16:43 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: cdchik123

Coaching a narcissist has got to be the most thankless job on earth, especially when the narcissist also happens to be the president.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 2:17:40 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: cdchik123

The fact that the media even has to report on how his preparation is progressing is an embarrassment. Our president the idiot.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 2:20:02 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: cdchik123

He has no teleprompter.

This debate isn’t about domestic policy.

Ergo he will fail again.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 2:21:21 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: cdchik123

“The president is his own harshest critic and he knows Mitt Romney had a better night at the first debate,” campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “The American people should expect to see a much more energized President Obama making a passionate case for why he is a better choice for the middle class.”

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Could this be a Mitt soft spot Obama might exploit?

Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki, speaking on board Air Force One on Thursday:

“There’s only one candidate in this race who is going to continue to fight for Big Bird and Elmo, and he is riding on this plane.”


12 posted on 10/14/2012 2:21:58 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: Bertha Fanation
Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki, speaking on board Air Force One on Thursday:

“There’s only one candidate in this race who is going to continue to fight for Big Bird and Elmo, and he is riding on this plane.”

Well, fine, because he's sure not fighting for US.

13 posted on 10/14/2012 2:23:25 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: cdchik123

Now who the hell comes out and says their debate prep is going great?

Answer is? Nobody, except President Doofus.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 2:23:28 PM PDT by dforest
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To: bigbob

“””The funniest part of this is the very notion of John Kerry trying to present the arguments and views of a conservative Republican.”””

Kerry pretending to be a conservative is almost as funny as romney pretending to be one. But they are both from the same state so maybe definitions are different there.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 2:24:11 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: VanDeKoik

This debate is about foreign and domestic party. This debate will be fixed to help Obama shine. Count on it.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 2:24:39 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: cdchik123

Why does the man need prep...he’s supposedly been doing the job for 4 years and he’s supposed to always be the smartest guy in the room. He’s supposed to know it all already.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 2:24:39 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: KansasGirl

Party = policy


18 posted on 10/14/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: cdchik123

Debate prep is going GREAT!!!

19 posted on 10/14/2012 2:26:09 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Aria

He has to memorize the questions and his answers and be coached on how to appear as if he gives a damn.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 2:26:21 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: cdchik123

The president planned four days of cramming at the picturesque Kingsmill golf resort.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 2:26:41 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: cdchik123

Under the circumstances, what’s he supposed to say?


22 posted on 10/14/2012 2:26:48 PM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: cdchik123
He LOVES expanding his mind with "Debate" Prep.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 2:28:54 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: Doogle
“The president is his own harshest critic and he knows Mitt Romney had a better night at the first debate,”

I thought the Prez, in a recent interview, thought he did well and it became apparent that he was in “Obamaland”, a “State of shocked denial,” over the “truth” of the debate outcome.

It is a shame that there is absolutely no person within this administration that has the integrity to tell the truth and take responsibility for anything. This cannot be going unnoticed by the American voter.

24 posted on 10/14/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by mazz44
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To: cdchik123

Joe Biden showed what is popular with the Democrat base.

So Obama comes on stage with that kind of attitude, he will look exactly like an “angry black man”, Richard Pryor or Chris Rock. With maybe a little of Keith Ellison thrown in.

I say, good for him. This will play well with the activists, and the fringes, but there is a good probability that it will backfire big time with the “moderate” middle.

Mr. “Well-spoken” will go away, perhaps for all time, with this display of seething rage and snorting contempt we could expect. But the playbook says, attack, and attack again, using the most hurtful of charges, and if the opponent disproves the validity of the charge, using patience and logic, wait about five minutes, and make it again. Really pound on class warfare, gender warfare, and need I say it, race in every subtle and not so subtle way it can be worked in.

It is a nuanced application of that old courtroom trick of lawyers, applied to debate. If the facts are against you, argue the theoretical, and if the theories are against you, argue the facts (carefully selected, of course). If both the theories and facts are against you, pound the table and loudly make ad hominem assertions about your opponent.

If you are going down in flames, make the show as spectacular as possible.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 2:29:38 PM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: cdchik123

I suppose no one in the press will ask if Obama is spending so much time sequestered in debate prep, then who is running the country?

(I know; Valerie Jarrett as usual . . . )


26 posted on 10/14/2012 2:31:04 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Brandonmark

My mom’s best friend and her husband, the retired three-star Admiral, live in Kingsmill. I hear it’s nice.


27 posted on 10/14/2012 2:31:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I am relentlessly reasonable. Mrs. Don-o said so.)
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To: cdchik123

Look for a manic, overtalking Obama who will obey no debate rule.

Look for an attacking Obama who will spit out 20 lies in 20 seconds, making it impossible to respond.

Look for an Obama who will not respond to any attack, but instead will respond to an attack by issuing 20 attacks.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 2:31:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: cdchik123

good. raise expectations.


29 posted on 10/14/2012 2:32:49 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I am in the MITTle class and 0 has done nothing to help us.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 2:32:58 PM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: JohnBrowdie
"Coaching a narcissist has got to be the most thankless job on earth"


31 posted on 10/14/2012 2:33:51 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: KansasGirl
He has to memorize the questions and his answers and be coached on how to appear as if he gives a damn.

It'll be hilarious if, in sitcom-like fashion, he mixes up those memorized answers! To wit:

Fake Citizen #1: Mr. President, why were you hesitant to reply on Libya?
Putzident: Mitt Romney wants to give millionaires a $5 billion tax cut!
Fake Citizen #2: Mr. President, how does Obamacare affect my small business?
Putzident: The information we had from the State Department assured us that a video was responsible for the tragedy!

32 posted on 10/14/2012 2:34:24 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: cdchik123

He can just give the same responses he did in 2008...

“Sen. Obama, this is a question from you from Teresa Finch.
Teresa?
Finch: How can we trust either of you with our money when both parties got — got us into this global economic crisis?

Obama: Well, look, I understand your frustration and your cynicism, because while you’ve been carrying out your responsibilities — most of the people here, you’ve got a family budget. If less money is coming in, you end up making cuts. Maybe you don’t go out to dinner as much. Maybe you put off buying a new car.
That’s not what happens in Washington. And you’re right. There is a lot of blame to go around.
But I think it’s important just to remember a little bit of history. When George Bush came into office, we had surpluses. And now we have half-a-trillion-dollar deficit annually.
When George Bush came into office, our debt — national debt was around $5 trillion. It’s now over $10 trillion. We’ve almost doubled it.
And so while it’s true that nobody’s completely innocent here, we have had over the last eight years the biggest increases in deficit spending and national debt in our history. “

... hmm, maybe not.


33 posted on 10/14/2012 2:35:24 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: cdchik123

Obama says debate prep ‘going great’

I wasn’t aware they had perfected teleprompter contact lenses yet.

Must be a great boon to ObaReaderOfTextDevices.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 2:35:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: bigbob

Neither one of them have ever made an honest dollar in their lives and have no concept of capitalism. Maybe bammy will have a plan for that.

Pray for America


35 posted on 10/14/2012 2:37:44 PM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: cdchik123
The president is his own harshest critic

ROFLMAO!

How can someone be their 'own harshest critic' if they NEVER admit to doing anything wrong?

36 posted on 10/14/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: cdchik123
Here's where the King of Amerika is staying for his debate prep. Surprise-there's a golf course there!


37 posted on 10/14/2012 2:38:37 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kingsmill Hotel, known for its great golfing:

http://www.kingsmill.com/


38 posted on 10/14/2012 2:39:34 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: cdchik123

How his studying is going? A president with a clear vision and clear conscience should be ready on a moments notice to debate ideas. I just don’t get it.


39 posted on 10/14/2012 2:39:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: cdchik123

He’ll pass out a bunch of free Obama phones which says on the back “Vote for me.” This guy is CLUELESS, his ego is huge and he thinks everyone adores him


40 posted on 10/14/2012 2:40:24 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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“It’s a drag. They’re making me do my homework.”

Is he a 14-year old or what?!?


41 posted on 10/14/2012 2:42:14 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: cdchik123

I always practiced harder the week after an ass-whooping. It did not always result in a better performance. One year we were just bad.


42 posted on 10/14/2012 2:42:29 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (MIf you are a white conservative, you MUST be a racist. ;-))
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To: InvisibleChurch

Concur... for Obama a draw, even a slight win ( and that, of course, is highly subjective) is a loss.


43 posted on 10/14/2012 2:44:51 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: cdchik123
The president is his own harshest critic B.S. When I read that I thought of that photo of him looking at himself in the mirror. He loves himself to much to be his own critic.
44 posted on 10/14/2012 2:46:18 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: workerbee

Nice job - I was thinking the same thing when I saw the headline.


45 posted on 10/14/2012 2:47:30 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: JohnBrowdie

You have to ask why wasn’t the White House good enough for him to do debate prep? Well we know why, don’t we?


46 posted on 10/14/2012 2:49:19 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: cdchik123
I hear they have fitted a TelePrompTer® into his contact lenses.
47 posted on 10/14/2012 2:49:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

exactly......!


48 posted on 10/14/2012 2:52:00 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: cdchik123

I'm going to get that white boy this time like Joe took Ryan.. and this time I'm going to make it clear that I won!

49 posted on 10/14/2012 2:52:10 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: cdchik123
You can almost hear Kerry counseling Obama:

“Now Barack, if you want to connect with the regular folks, you got to learn how to speak their lingo. You could say something like: ‘where do I get me a huntin license?’ These hicks loved me when I did that!”

50 posted on 10/14/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT by Artcore
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