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How Obama Gave The Campaign Back To Romney (Lefty meltdown; Biden didn't help)
The Daily Beast / Andrew Sullivan ^

Posted on 10/14/2012 10:00:13 PM PDT by TigerClaws

If anyone thought that the feisty Biden debate undid the massive damage the president did to himself in the first debate, the news isn't great. Biden does seem to have reversed the speed of Obama's free-fall but not the decline itself. Romney's debate obliteration of Obama - something that, in my view, irreparably damages a sitting president - does not seem to be a bounce, but a resilient jump. It's not going away by itself. That is: not a bounce.

And if you were a low-information voter and watched the first debate with one man with energy and ideas (however deceptive) against a president who looked like he was making small talk with a bore at a cocktail party, you'd pick the challenger yourself. It turns out it wasn't the economy (it's been perking up lately) that's become the main challenge for Obama. Nor the Electoral College. Nor a motivated, radical GOP base. It turns out that the main challenge for Obama's re-election in the final stretch is Obama himself.

(Excerpt) Read more at andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
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In other words, Biden’s performance might have energized Democratic partisans, but if Sullivan’s article is any guide, those people aren’t enough to move the polls back enough for Obama to survive. Romney’s momentum might have been blunted, but not wrenched away, and Sullivan‘s article gives Obama supporters yet one more reason to fear for their candidate’s future.
1 posted on 10/14/2012 10:00:18 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Andy’s in hysterics.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 10:05:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: TigerClaws

I love the way the liberals talk about Romney being deceptive, when it’s the president that is hiding thousands and thousands of pages of Obamacare regulations until after the election.

. . . . We have no idea what he is planning on doing to us immediately after he retains power. And he aims to keep it that way.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 10:05:16 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: a fool in paradise

He called Obama “lazy” — so he should get ready for accusations of racism.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 10:07:07 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
It turns out it wasn't the economy (it's been perking up lately)

A juiced up unemployment number, sandwiched between a bunch of bad job creation numbers and stalling growth rate in the GDP, is hardly a perking up economy.

5 posted on 10/14/2012 10:13:21 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: TigerClaws
And if you were a low-information voter.....

And if you are a high-information voter, you dismissed Obama years ago.

6 posted on 10/14/2012 10:13:59 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: a fool in paradise

Estrogen spike?


7 posted on 10/14/2012 10:20:41 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: TigerClaws
a performance so execrable, so lazy, so feckless, and so vain...

The perfect description of Hussein O'jug-ears.
8 posted on 10/14/2012 10:20:51 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: TigerClaws
Oh my.. The thrill is gone.. smirk
9 posted on 10/14/2012 10:25:46 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: TigerClaws

The initial stages of enlightenment are very difficult on the eyes.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 10:35:01 PM PDT by HannibalHamlinJr
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To: TigerClaws

These recent Sullivan meltdowns are so enjoyable that they’re the first time I’ve read his MSM-hosted blog in many years.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 10:42:21 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: TigerClaws
And if you were a low-information voter...

As opposed to those poor unfortunates like Andrew Sullivan who are "false information voters"...

12 posted on 10/14/2012 10:43:05 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: TigerClaws

Thanks, Andrew. You made my day by speaking the Truth. One liberal sees the ship sinking and is courageous enough to state the obvious, AND to say why.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 10:43:52 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: TigerClaws

Obama was having a fiery death spiral, Biden was supposed to be a fire extinguisher but then when they used him they found out it was full of pepper spray.

So now Obama is in a fiery screaming death throe.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 10:46:47 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: TigerClaws

MIKE HUCKABEE: “We’ve been lied to. We’ve been flat out lied to. It’s as if airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center and someone said those were just accidents they veered off course. Everyone with two eyes and an IQ above plant life understands that what happened in Egypt and what happened in Libya was not some spontaneous reaction to some stupid 13 minute video on YouTube. It was a planned, coordinated, orchestrated attack led by terrorists. Terrorists.

…And I think frankly if this issue gets the traction it deserves. Let’s go back. Richard Nixon was forced out of office because he lied. And because he covered some stuff up. I’m going to blunt and tell you this. Nobody died in Watergate. We have some people who are dead because of this. And there are some questions that should be answered and Americans ought to demand to get answers.”


15 posted on 10/14/2012 10:48:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sullivan’s definitely a candidate for suicide watch. But if he believes his own lies about Romney, he probably can talk himself into believing Obozo can still win.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 10:50:11 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: TigerClaws
Ya but Andy, it ain't sumthin' that can be fixed in another debate... even if Obama is more energized, it's the same old razzmatazz, buzzed-up-buzzwordology that so many voters have come to realize is meaningless. He can shout "hope-N-change" all day long, and now most folks ignore him like you would a carnival barker while strolling through the midway.
17 posted on 10/14/2012 11:00:47 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: TigerClaws

It’s getting close to the point in this election season when those on the Democrat Left threaten to leave the country if Romney wins, but strangely, we haven’t heard that yet.

Perhaps it’s because they realize that Obama really could lose, and they would look as foolish as the loonies who issued such a threat in the George Bush elections. We all know it’s a false threat, unfortunately.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 3:21:16 AM PDT by txrefugee
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The Left has 3 weeks more to DESTROY ROMNEY and RYAN!!! They WILL succeed because there is a MAjority of STUPID people in this country.

My JEWISH MIL thinks that Obama will be better for ISRAEL than Romney!!!! And she considers herself SMART! geesh.

19 posted on 10/15/2012 3:23:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TigerClaws
Many viewers were appalled at Biden's smirking, smiling, sneering, interrupting, mugging, being sarcastic when Ryan spoke.

But to women victims of spousal abuse, Biden’s rude laughs, snorts and sneers, his hectoring and mugging displayed Dems' in a more nefarious light.

Women who've suffered spousal abuse said they could barely watch the debate-—b/c they were unnerved by Biden’s antics. They say Biden eerily reminded them of abusive husbands. All the tactics abusive men use to brutalize and demean, to make women feel inadequate and unimportant were the tactics Biden used to beat down Ryan::

(1) not listening to their side,

(2) interrupting when they dared speak up,

(3) laughing and mugging when they tried to air their grievances,

(4) demeaning and marginalizing them for daring to disagree,

(5) asserting superority to keep them subjugated,

(6) showing contempt when they tried to defend themselves,

(7) being condescending to them and disdainful of their views.

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Women victims of spouse abudse were unsettled by Biden’s behavior. Those who say Biden “won” the debate-—must be all men.

20 posted on 10/15/2012 3:49:17 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: TigerClaws

“the main challenge for Obama’s re-election in the final stretch is Obama himself”

Perhaps the only true words this commie flak has ever written.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 5:46:05 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: TigerClaws

poor little pillow-biter has his thong in a wad.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 7:28:33 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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