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Presidential Debate - Romney and Obama - starts NOW

Posted on 10/03/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT by Jean S

Jim Lehrer moderating.


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012debates; debate; hotair; lehrer; nellieoleson; notbreakingnews; obama; romney; romneyvsobama; vanity
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To: pabianice

Juan Williams saying obama won. lol So that makes him and Sharpton.

Even Bill Maher said Romney won.


401 posted on 10/03/2012 9:03:59 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: PghBaldy
Perhaps, I still think he LOVES the perks. POTUS has the perks of a billionaire. There is no way Obama can top them in private life, without having a LOT more money.

He's going to be the President of the new Nation of Hawaii. What more could one want?

North and South American will be combined to form the new Socialist Caliphate of the Western Hemisphere, with Valerie Jarrett as Supreme Chairman. Alaska will become part of Canada . Announcement of this new re-organization under Agenda 21 ... comes Dec. 21, 2012.

402 posted on 10/03/2012 9:09:43 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: PghBaldy

Wow! (”Luntz’s Dunces-perfect description)


403 posted on 10/03/2012 9:12:24 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Jean S

wow Mitt wiped Zero out. Big relief.

Not really surprising that Mr Teleprompter could not perform on the move.

Not really a surprise that the president who could not tell Letterman what the deficit was when he came into office, did not have command of the facts.


404 posted on 10/03/2012 9:14:53 PM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: UCANSEE2

Romney needed this BIG time.


405 posted on 10/03/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: mrsmel

Second best thing of the night, besides Romney’s winning performance, Bill Maher losing one million dollars for Barry’s re-election. He tweeted Obama needed a teleprompter tonight.


406 posted on 10/03/2012 9:15:37 PM PDT by bluerose ("Equal opportunity, not equal outcome" ~Paul Ryan)
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To: sickoflibs

so funny! I’ve found many other higgmeisters in the cyber world.


407 posted on 10/03/2012 9:16:57 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: pabianice

I know, what a slimy toad, so Romney’s clear win is even better. I hope Lehrer eats his heart out. Pig. Trying to help Hussein when this is supposed to be a fair match-up to see who will be the better person, have the better policies, for being President of the USA. What a POS. Glad it bit him in the azz anyway, makes the bite sting worse.


408 posted on 10/03/2012 9:17:08 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Vermont Lt

Yeah, not only does he have to be with Michelle tonight, but he has to tell her, and his daughters that they probably won’t be living in the White House much longer.


409 posted on 10/03/2012 9:21:17 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: UCANSEE2

True, but he’s still running, and if Romney can’t cut through the Mt Everest of media bias, Hussein will still be president, and in an unrestrained second term, loose the hounds of hell on America, especially productive and white America with his plans for redistribution (he plans to especially hammer the suburbs) and cutting off “white flight” escape routes to suburbs.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/312807/burn-down-suburbs-stanley-kurtz


410 posted on 10/03/2012 9:21:37 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Maringa

I disagree completely. This was the most important debate b/c let’s face it: the American people have a short attention span. The audience for the other debates will not be as robust as this one. This was the first cold beer on a hot day.


411 posted on 10/03/2012 9:22:11 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Maringa

Dangerous strategy-more regular people pay attention to the first one, and especially supporters of the declared “loser” will easily lose interest.


412 posted on 10/03/2012 9:23:54 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: higgmeister; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; Impy
RE :”so funny! I’ve found many other higgmeisters in the cyber world.

It was very.
He kept posting ‘watch your back’ and he asked me if I was SOL on my Amazon online account(like I would use that name on other accounts LOL) . Asked me if I lived in a total different state than I do and he said that I should sleep with one eye open, he was watching me.

Some would have hit abuse but I kept replying'LOL’, he was killing me. hilarious.

413 posted on 10/03/2012 9:24:40 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: chessplayer
Romney needed this BIG time.

Rather like the second place team quarterback, playing an away game, and making a touchdown on the first play ?

414 posted on 10/03/2012 9:25:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: flaglady47
He looked sleep deprived (probably stayed up all night worrying)

Narcissists don't "worry" about their own performances.

I'm sure Obama is yelling at his staff how THEY failed him and let him down.

More importantly, its Bush's fault.

415 posted on 10/03/2012 9:25:56 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: chessplayer

Those likeability numbers could keep on at a dead heat
right until election day, but in the end Romney will likely get a full 60% of the vote , and that’s UP a full 5% from what I predicted would be the vote at 55%/45%.


416 posted on 10/03/2012 9:26:33 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: mrsmel

Ah, yes, you are correct. Things could end up much worse.


417 posted on 10/03/2012 9:27:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: mountn man

“Narcissists don’t “worry” about their own performances.”

You’ve got a point there. Maybe he was worrying about having to “perform” with Michelle tonite on their wedding anniversary. That would be enough right there to make him bleary eyed, cry even, at the thought.


418 posted on 10/03/2012 9:28:48 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: All



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419 posted on 10/03/2012 9:28:49 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Jean S

This shows the fatal flaw in using Lurch as your debate coach.

Based on this we might have to take a second look at Rob Portman and see if he’s less boring than we thought.


420 posted on 10/03/2012 9:32:18 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: alamogal
I wish someone would jump on this.

There are approximately 310 million people in the US.

A work force of about 160 million. An unemployment rate equal to when he took office.

He claims 23 million new jobs. Thats about 14% of the entire work force.

According to BLS.gov, the highest unemployment rate was Oct. 2009, of 10%, its now 8.1%.

A drop of 1.9%

1.9% of 160 million is about 3.15 million.

Simple Jr High math would smoke that number.

421 posted on 10/03/2012 9:32:39 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Jean S

I loved that Romney nailed Obama on paying taxpayer cash out to his donors. Good strong criticism from the hard-right perspective that’s too often dismissed as conspiratorial.


422 posted on 10/03/2012 9:34:02 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: Salamander
Your post caught my eye when I read your comment concerning “The Companion Bible”....I have a large type copy and I find it very unsatisfactory to read any other.....it's a wonderful Bible and I'd highly recommend it anytime.
423 posted on 10/03/2012 9:34:24 PM PDT by Molly T. (Has the gang in Washington crossed your line in the sand yet?)
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To: bluerose

What, he bet Hussein would win the first debate? That would be so sweet, LOL.


424 posted on 10/03/2012 9:35:35 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mountn man

Yeah, I’d like to have a secret tape recording the supposed “nice” man cussing his staff out. Someone upthread said they hope someone hides the dog-they may have been joking, but I seriously hope someone does. Muslim cultures aren’t known for their kindness to animals at the best of times.


425 posted on 10/03/2012 9:40:24 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Jean S

LET THE EARLY VOTING COMMENCE!


426 posted on 10/03/2012 9:45:23 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: Jean S

Romney showed the nation that he is sharp, he understands business, and he is knowledgeable about many issues such as health care. We need a man like him in the White House.

There is real hope that he may win. I’m so happy.


427 posted on 10/03/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: Jedidah

I think Dennis Miller said it best . . . .(pardon the language) “Obama better hope that a “kicked ass” is covered under Obamacare........!”


428 posted on 10/03/2012 9:51:38 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: bluerose
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429 posted on 10/03/2012 9:54:01 PM PDT by indpndtguy
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To: KittyKares

I’ll be real curious if the MSM tries to continue to cook the books by putting Obama way ahead in the faux polls, or what their approach will be for the next few weeks. If they pad the polls for Obama, they will just make themselves look even worse in the eyes of the public, who will think should I believe these stacked polls, or my own eyes having watched the debate performance of Romney. Will be fun watching what the now squirming Lamestream media will do next. Their options are becoming much more limited.


430 posted on 10/03/2012 9:55:07 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: proud American in Canada
<<> Actually, Obama whined about a deduction for companies shipping jobs overseas and Romney said, --"Well, I've been in business for 25 years and I have no idea what you're talking about..." - meaning that what Obummer had said was b.s. (I wrote this down because it was a great line). That was one of the finer moments. Obama's statements were truly embarrassing. Clearly he was in over his head and got a schooling from Romney. At one point when Romney was clearly trumping Obunga on economic issues, he essentially pleaded to Lehrer: "Jim, you may want to move on to another topic." I can't help but think that many of the anti-Romney Freepers must also be grudgingly elated by this total takedown of King Narcissus. This evening was basically about showing that "the Emperor has no clothes."
431 posted on 10/03/2012 9:57:29 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

——Romney has a sense of humor—he just said, “a deduction for taking shipping jobs overseas—I’ve been in business for 25 years and never heard of this. I should get a new accountant.” ——

Actually, Obama whined about a deduction for companies shipping jobs overseas and Romney said,

—”Well, I’ve been in business for 25 years and I have no idea what you’re talking about...” - meaning that what Obummer had said was b.s.

(I wrote this down because it was a great line).

That was one of the finer moments.

Obama’s statements were truly embarrassing. Clearly he was in over his head and got a schooling from Romney.

At one point when Romney was clearly trumping Obunga on economic issues, he essentially pleaded to Lehrer: “Jim, you may want to move on to another topic.”

I can’t help but think that many of the anti-Romney Freepers must also be grudgingly elated by this total takedown of King Narcissus. This evening was basically about showing that “the Emperor has no clothes.”


432 posted on 10/03/2012 9:59:09 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: flaglady47
I am looking forward to two things:

A. Debbie Waserman Schultz explaining how The Messiah won the debate.

2. Dennis Miller on O'Riely giving his take on it.

433 posted on 10/03/2012 10:03:13 PM PDT by Flint
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To: Jean S
I have to say, I was shocked when I turned to MSNBC for some giggles and witnessed Maddow declaring Romney the winner (but it was unfair, of course).

I'm heading over to DU now to see if it's completely burned to the foundation yet.

434 posted on 10/03/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Boat Rocker
Romney = Rooster Obama = Dog

I'm partial to the following:


435 posted on 10/03/2012 10:11:30 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: FunkyZero

Ryan and Biden are next. I think we can expect another win there.

The foreign policy one is the final one and should be a cakewalk for Romney. That gives us almost a guaranteed 3 out of 4 wins.

The middle presidential one will be where Romney has to be careful now. It’s town hall format, which I’m not sure if Romney has a lot of experience with. That’s Obama’s best chance to flex his “I feel your pain” muscle.


436 posted on 10/03/2012 10:13:22 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: FunkyZero

And Candy Crowley is hosting the town hall one, obviously the biggest liberal hack moderator out of all 4 debates.


437 posted on 10/03/2012 10:14:16 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: AlanGreenSpam; All

“actually, Obama whined about a deduction for companies shipping jobs overseas and Romney said, —”Well, I’ve been in business for 25 years and I have no idea what you’re talking about...” - meaning that what Obummer had said was b.s. (I wrote this down because it was a great line). That was one of the finer moments. Obama’s statements were truly embarrassing. Clearly he was in over his head and got a schooling from Romney. At one point when Romney was clearly trumping Obunga on economic issues, he essentially pleaded to Lehrer: “Jim, you may want to move on to another topic.” I can’t help but think that many of the anti-Romney Freepers must also be grudgingly elated by this total takedown of King Narcissus. This evening was basically about showing that “the Emperor has no clothes””

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you are exactly right. This was amazing.. One of the most interesting debates I’ve ever seen. I wish my computer worked better! There is nothing better than Freeping while watching a debate or some other important event.

Julie


438 posted on 10/03/2012 10:26:22 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: chessplayer

“Juan Williams saying obama won. lol So that makes him and Sharpton.

Even Bill Maher said Romney won.”

Juan Williams is in the tank for Obama...as is that Goulsbe ...was undecided...not any more. Oh dont get me wrong...I would never vote for Obama...but was thinking of not voting.


439 posted on 10/03/2012 10:27:37 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: JediJones
Ryan and Biden are next.

Thats the one I want to watch - I'll prolly DVR it too.

Ryan will prolly chew Biden to pieces ...

440 posted on 10/03/2012 10:29:21 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Fully Awake DAV
Another good twitter post I saw tonite comes from Dennis Miller:
"Obama better hope a "Kicked Ass" is covered under Obamacare.

441 posted on 10/03/2012 10:30:24 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: All

I am so sorry for the double and triple posts; I wasn’t sure if it was my laptop (my kids use it and download who knows what), or perhaps it was some sort of sabotage, or just plain overload.


442 posted on 10/03/2012 10:30:35 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: Salamander

<And yes, we can be “that stupid” unless we’re ‘noble Leos’ who reign with humility.

I’m one of those ‘noble Leos’ who’s really humble. : )

Shoot, I just remembered as I was typing that Obozo and I share a birth date. Dang.


444 posted on 10/03/2012 10:34:42 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: proud American in Canada
I can’t help but think that many of the anti-Romney Freepers must also be grudgingly elated by this total takedown of King Narcissus.

Anti-Romney freepers don't like him when he says nice things about Obama and says he agrees with him. He did that a few times tonight, but they were widely outnumbered by the criticism of Obama. I was really impressed with him mentioning how the "green energy" money is funnelled back to Obama donors. That sounds more like Trump.

445 posted on 10/03/2012 10:36:49 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: Molly T.

Well hi then!

It *is* an excellent translation and the additional source material provided is invaluable.


446 posted on 10/03/2012 10:40:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: AZLiberty

It will be a joy to see “Piss Matthews” report on MSNBC that the tingle up his leg is now warm, panicky yellow liquid running down his leg.

I’m so sick of that verbal pit bull.


447 posted on 10/03/2012 10:42:22 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: radiohead

Okay, saying we’re really humbles totally defeats the purpose!

LOL

j/k

Imagine my horror....the Punk In Chief was literally born a mere 5 days after me.

Ick.


448 posted on 10/03/2012 10:42:33 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: wastedyears

Frankly, I suspect that he was high on something. His pupils were dilated. Strange, strange eyes, especially right at the start of the debate.


449 posted on 10/03/2012 10:44:10 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Pajamajan

‘Sarah Palin was just on Fox and she predicted that the media is going “to pull something” for the next debate.”

I reckon Chrissy “Tingles” Matthews won’t be “pulling something” for 0 anymore.

[yeah, I said that out loud]


450 posted on 10/03/2012 10:46:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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