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c-span.org ^ | 10/3/12 | GeorgiaDawg32

Posted on 10/03/2012 3:26:00 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32

Edited on 10/03/2012 3:43:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

President Obama and Mitt Romney meet for the first of three presidential debates starting at 9pm ET from the University of Denver. The 90-minute debate will be moderated by Jim Lehrer. C-SPAN Live coverage begins at 7pm ET.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debate; election2012; notbreakingnews; obama; pathetic; presdebatelive; romney; sourcetitlenoturl
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To: kevao

This is the first election in Obama’s career where he’s faced real competition.


1,451 posted on 10/03/2012 8:42:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

Thanks for the clarification on the CBS poll numbers.

Romney wins by a margin of over 2-1 over undecideds for tonight’s debate.

That’s HUGE!

Expect to see Romney pull ahead in the polls, skewed or otherwise.


1,452 posted on 10/03/2012 8:42:21 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Michelle Fields, will you marry me?)
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To: snarkytart

They will shift. Economy was Bambi’s best chance, (go from there if you will). The fact that foreign policy is next is a hard defensive road. The idiot needed all those csars for a reason. He is nowhere prepared to put people in place nor defend that action.

The liberal puppet is seeing that big ass bus for the first time.


1,453 posted on 10/03/2012 8:42:48 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: MNJohnnie

Like I told someone else on this thread, don’t misread what I posted. Romney being the slow socialist will be getting my vote as long as he doesn’t fall of the stage and break his neck. No matter what happens, Obama the fast socialist will not get my vote. I also said that Romney beat Obama viciously and I liked that. So kindly go blow smoke elsewhere.


1,454 posted on 10/03/2012 8:43:08 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Taking one for the team...thanks.


1,455 posted on 10/03/2012 8:44:24 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
Barry did look like a little boy getting a scolding from his Dad, for mischief done while his parents were away.

Loved it when Mitt said that he has raised five boys and there are times they repeat lies hoping he would eventually believe it.

1,456 posted on 10/03/2012 8:45:02 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Obama looked tired, disheveled and out of sorts. Given in admitted “enthusiastic drug use” in the past; you have to wonder if he’s fallen off the wagon and is using again?


1,457 posted on 10/03/2012 8:45:11 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Norm Lenhart
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FY 2007 last Bush and GOP Congress. 2011 Last Obama and a Democrat Congress

If Obama is reelected by 2016 we will be so far over the fiscal cliff there will be no climbing back

Obama added planks favoring Gay Marriage and taxpayer funded abortion on demand up to birth to the 2012 Democrat Party platform.

By contrast the 2012 GOP platform is the most Conservative one in their history.

No matter how much you hate Romney, no one with a brain would refuse to see the stark difference between Romney and Obama on social issues.

With Romney Social Conservatives have a seat at the table, Obama will actively promote everything Soc Cons are against.

By 2016 everything Soc Cons claim to be so passionate about will be legislated. As Roe V Wade should of taught Soc Cons, once something is legislated it become almost impossible to undo.

Once 2016 rolls around the Judiciary will be so packed with Obamabots anything Soc Cons DID manage to legislate would simply be undone by Judicial Fiat.

If Obama is reelected there will be nothing left to win.

After another 4 year term of Obama the USA will be a European style 1 party state with a state directed media, that will allow just enough political window dressing from a "loyal opposition" to keep their peon classes passive Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies

1,458 posted on 10/03/2012 8:45:21 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Andrew Sullivan just called Obama a “staggering failure”

Obama's performance was SO bad, there was just no way on earth for the MSM talking heads to spin or deny it. He failed THAT badly.

This is the new narrative, and the momentum is now all Romney's. Obama was already going to lose this election, but tonight confirmed it for 60,000,000 voting viewers. Enthusiasm on the left was already near the floor, but it's in the basement after tonight.

Time for Mooch and Obie to start picking out curtains for that $35 million dollar mansion in Hawaii.



1,459 posted on 10/03/2012 8:45:40 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ez
Lol. Al Sharpton says Obama was rope-a doping letting Romney state a lot of facts that will be proven wrong over the next several days.

Lol, but Reverend Al might just win the award for the most creative (though preposterous) spin in the face of a disastrous night.

1,460 posted on 10/03/2012 8:46:00 PM PDT by Will88
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To: hole_n_one

Candy Crowley absolutely schooling Axelrod about the total ass kicking we all just witnessed. All the while the entire background (In huge letters):

Romney 67
Obama 25


1,461 posted on 10/03/2012 8:46:17 PM PDT by Nasher (Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car.)
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To: Nasher
Obama: “can we move on to the next subject” = no mas….no mas!!!

1,462 posted on 10/03/2012 8:46:31 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Raycpa
CNN is sucking wind over the loss. I'm watching them and they're trying to find a morsel
of good news for their Messiah King.
1,463 posted on 10/03/2012 8:46:48 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MNJohnnie

We are already over the cliff Johnnie. When you or anyone else tells me how we repay 16TRILLION bucks, then there is ‘Hope for Change’. Until then it’s just dreaming.


1,464 posted on 10/03/2012 8:47:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, he debated Hill-lie-ary and McLame....one is now the most incompetent SOS we’ve ever had...
The other....has to listen to Megan.....


1,465 posted on 10/03/2012 8:48:24 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Raycpa
LOL! CNN has to report their poll numbers saying 67% agree that CNN's sworn enemy won the debate. So they petulantly counter with a goofy picture of Romney:

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Such children.

1,466 posted on 10/03/2012 8:49:14 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Nasher

This was a really fun night....


1,467 posted on 10/03/2012 8:49:16 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: dfwgator
This is the first election in Obama’s career where he’s faced real competition.

I suppose you're right. Romney has no sealed divorce records to get "unsealed" late in the campaign, which is how Obummer won his first two elections. And then, apparently from what we saw tonight, Romney is no McCain (thank God).

1,468 posted on 10/03/2012 8:49:43 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: eyedigress

So now there has to be a Soros watch established...
An APB out to make sure the guy doesn’t screw with the election.


1,469 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:20 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Norm Lenhart

Amazing so many are swayed by one debate? I mean Obama has sucked for 4 years! Anyone would be better.


1,470 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:31 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: over3Owithabrain
Focus group just justified Romney’s campaign strategy. They said up until today Obama defined Romney - today Romney defined himself. So the multi millions Obama threw into ads for the last few months bashing Romney is down the toilet. Meanwhile Romney sat on his pile and did in 90 minutes what the ads wouldn’t have done in 3 months. So all you armchair strategists sit back relax and watch a pro get it done.

Well said. Now Romney can use that pile of cash he's been sitting on to run ads from a position of strength. He'll be on offense instead of defense.

Fox News briefly showed the Obama spin room. It closely resembled the Red Sox locker room as of late.

1,471 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:33 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Norm Lenhart
“Same here. MR flayed Zero alive and it would be insane to think otherwise. But he is still who his record shows he is and that’s the way it is.”

I'm having a terrible time trying to stay on the forum and it keeps kicking off the net, then I do a arrow back and hit post again if I'm trying to post. I see a did a double post and there could be more of those after the extra one I just saw.

Thanks for posting. You and I are stuck with the truth and our Christian beliefs and we can't throw that away. This election goes to our core beliefs and we all have to make our own personal choice.

1,472 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:34 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Windflier
I'm just gonna swipe that one if ya don't mind . . . trimmed it up a little and might just have to print one for my truck !


             

1,473 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:53 PM PDT by tomkat (counterattack, dammit !)
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To: MNJohnnie

Yes, that’s what I watched. The fact some voted for barry in ‘08 - basically, idiots - only one debate changed their mind, impressive!


1,474 posted on 10/03/2012 8:51:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ez

Lol. Al Sharpton says Obama was rope-a doping letting Romney state a lot of facts that will be proven wrong over the next several days. He is a snake.


Glad you enjoyed that one.

Agree they will try to spin/ lie. Facts are they can do much with Mitts simple statements.


1,475 posted on 10/03/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: MNJohnnie

Romney was awesome tonight! I’ve been calling friends and family since the debate ended and EVERYONE agrees that Romney was outstanding. Obama cannot defend his agenda when confronted by a true American.

(I notice that most of our usual trolls are suspiciously absent tonight):)


1,476 posted on 10/03/2012 8:53:38 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Sorry. I can’t do it. He wants, accepts and pushes for too many of the things I am totally against. I wish him luck and hope he governs at least as conservative as GB1 and 2, but I have no faith based on his record.

Well, like I said, I want deeds, not words. Mitt pulled off a masterful sales pitch tonight, but I want to see him act on those things he said. Like you, all I know of his deeds in this life, is that they've served an agenda that I'm fundamentally opposed to.

I haven't personally signed the sales contract (plenty enough others will do that for Mitt), but I'm not spitting nails at the guy tonight. I'm just too damn pleased watching someone body slam Obama to the mat for a change. I can't help being tickled as hell.

Good to see you, brother.

1,477 posted on 10/03/2012 8:54:40 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Marcella

It’s not just Christian beliefs for me, though they play a part. It’s pure ‘right and wrong’ / Logic and reason. I cannot logically or by faith, rationalize supporting someone so diametrically opposed to my core beliefs. People are free to adjust their beliefs as the situation dictates as is their right. I am not.

Tonight proved that Romney will win regardless f my vote In AZ or anywhere else. So I am not going to flush everything when there is no reason under the sun for me to do so. Nor would I regardless.

That’s the bottom line for me and I DGAFreep what the rest of the herd thinks on the subject. ;)


1,478 posted on 10/03/2012 8:56:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Red Steel

Obama’s being the lifelong beneficiary of having doors opened for him, allies who will extract an opponent’s sealed divorce records, a national committee that will shade in his direction, and a compliant press corps that spins for him have all conspired to made him weak when faced with a real challenger.


1,479 posted on 10/03/2012 9:00:07 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: MNJohnnie

The general consensus on Twitter seems to be that Obama totally choked—complete disaster for him.

Loved the way Romney gave his grandaughter that huge hug at the end of the debate!


1,480 posted on 10/03/2012 9:00:30 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Windflier

Sad part is that the GOPers could have been doing D A I L Y this for 4 years. But they did not. Why?

Don’t answer. We both know. Unfortunately.


1,481 posted on 10/03/2012 9:00:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Juan Williams thinks Obama won the debate?


1,482 posted on 10/03/2012 9:01:36 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: tomkat
I'm just gonna swipe that one if ya don't mind . . . trimmed it up a little and might just have to print one for my truck !

You're quite welcome. Your version would look great as a bumper sticker. I just hope your truck is old and scratched up already. You know how sourpuss libs are.

1,483 posted on 10/03/2012 9:03:08 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dfwgator

This is the first election in Obama’s career where he’s faced real competition.


So true. He used to smearing them out of existence.


1,484 posted on 10/03/2012 9:03:14 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: tapatio

Juan Williams utterly humiliating himself on Fox now. Juan is sticking to his pre scripted DNC talking points. He sounds like a total idiot.


1,485 posted on 10/03/2012 9:03:28 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: svcw

Could Juan Williams be more full of crap? He may be the only person on the planet who thought Obumbo won. Even Kirsten Powers thinks Juan is full of it and Romney wiped the floor with Obama!


1,486 posted on 10/03/2012 9:03:30 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: tapatio

That idiot thinks NPR is fair and balanced too.

How I would relish 15 min on air ‘debating’ that fool.


1,487 posted on 10/03/2012 9:04:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: patriotspride

Have the democrats blamed the thin-air yet because we all know the air take a little while to get used to.


1,488 posted on 10/03/2012 9:04:17 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: KansasGirl

Williams has had a stroke.


1,489 posted on 10/03/2012 9:04:45 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Sad part is that the GOPers could have been doing D A I L Y this for 4 years. But they did not. Why?

Don’t answer. We both know.

Don't worry. I'll just answer with a ...sigh...

1,490 posted on 10/03/2012 9:06:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Mr. Binnacle

Romney’s talk to the student body at the Citadel in South Carolina had him looking like the perfect conservative candidate. If he lives up to that talk he will make Regan look moderate and will be accorded the greatest president ever. Actions however greatly outweigh words and his past actions do not match his words.


1,491 posted on 10/03/2012 9:06:32 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Just so you know, the rest of the herd doesn’t care.


1,492 posted on 10/03/2012 9:06:40 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

...can we move on to the next...President


1,493 posted on 10/03/2012 9:08:20 PM PDT by GWynand
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To: John W

The hundreds of posts a month ago from the herd trying to sway me gives lie to that assertion.

But whatever.


1,494 posted on 10/03/2012 9:08:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: W. W. SMITH

Romney has picked up the pace that is true, however he will never be like Reagan.


1,495 posted on 10/03/2012 9:08:49 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: FReepers

Obama phoned it in tonight on an Obamaphone:

“Keep Obama in president!”


1,496 posted on 10/03/2012 9:08:55 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Tonight’s result:

the Professional obliterated the Amateur.


1,497 posted on 10/03/2012 9:09:51 PM PDT by indpndtguy
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To: Windflier
It still looks pretty good, actually.

But this is a small, mostly conservative town, and that lil truck's owner has been even crankier than usual these past four lØng hellish years.

1,498 posted on 10/03/2012 9:09:53 PM PDT by tomkat (counterattack, dammit !)
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To: Windflier

I seem to remember an article a while ago that the admin was indeed using the Obamaphones to relay ‘important text messages to the ‘owners’ of said phones.

Totally nonpatrisian of course...


1,499 posted on 10/03/2012 9:12:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: tomkat

Well, I live in the DFW metroplex, so my truck might not fare so well with that sticker attached. Funny thing is, no one’s touched it, even though it’s had a Gadsden flag sticker on the back window for years now.

I have been flipped off a few times, though .. LOL


1,500 posted on 10/03/2012 9:12:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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