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Its Over
Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER

Posted on 10/03/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT by RobinMasters

I’ve been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout. Mitt Romney was in control from the beginning. He was the alpha male, while Barack Obama was weak, hesitant, stuttering, often apologetic. The visuals were great for Romney and awful for Obama. Obama looked small, tired, defeated after four years of failure, out of ammo. One small point among many: Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium, as he continually lifted up one leg. He would be below average as a high school debater.

There were 1,800 people on Power Line Live tonight, and the verdict was unanimous: it was a great night for the forces of good. Tweets through the evening tracked how the debate went. At one point, as it became obvious that Romney was dominating, my 16 year old daughter tweeted: “So uh is now a good time to mention that I’ve met Mitt Romney?” Iowahawk kept up a steady stream, including gems like: “‘What the hell is this? I was specifically told I’d be debating John Kerry.’–Inside Obama’s head.” And: “Breaking: Choom Gang revokes Obama’s membership.”

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1 posted on 10/03/2012 9:49:25 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

My Gaydar goes into the red at that!


2 posted on 10/03/2012 9:53:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

It was what happens when am “affirmative action” college boy tries to match wits and intelligence with a guy who got his college degrees on merit - not the color of his skin.
Nothing more- nothing less. However, you will never, ever hear that in the lame-stream, liberal-left, progressive-communist, US media.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 9:55:49 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: RobinMasters

There is something about watching an arrogant prick getting Bitch Slapped that really warms your heart! GOOD JOB MITT!


4 posted on 10/03/2012 9:57:17 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Mr. Wright

Yep! He might have done better going into his Ebonics mode like in that 2007 video.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: RobinMasters

The peter principle proven.

Barry rose to his level of incompetence as a state senator in
Illinois.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 10:01:21 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

Ha! He reached his level of incompetence in the Choom Gang, inhaling smoke off the roof of the car.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 10:04:00 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RobinMasters

Just further verification that Obama is a vessel, a figurehead, a true “Manchurian Candidate”.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 10:04:19 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: RobinMasters
"Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium"

Just a peeve, the podium is the raised platform upon which the debaters stood. They were each standing AT a lecturn.

9 posted on 10/03/2012 10:04:57 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: RobinMasters
The pitiful figure that we saw tonight was the real Obama, the loser behind the curtain who is finally revealed as an utter hoax.

That's actually too kind. Obama is far worse than that.

10 posted on 10/03/2012 10:05:50 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: RobinMasters
He would be below average as a high school debater.

But with the affirmative action curve, he'd get an A+...

11 posted on 10/03/2012 10:06:50 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: RobinMasters; mickie
Your graphic in #1....wow!

Bill O'Reilly's body language expert, Tonya Reiman, ought to have a field day analyzing O'Bumbum's face AND body language during the debate.

He was like a fish out of water, a ship without a rudder, a kite without a tail........

A Big Fail!

Leni

12 posted on 10/03/2012 10:07:44 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: RobinMasters

I’m sure Bambi has slunk back to his bed in the White Hut, hugging his teddy bear, and sucking his thumb.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 10:08:31 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: RobinMasters
The most encouraging thing Mr. Hinderaker said was that he saw the peanut gallery on MSNBC impuning Obumma's intelligence.

If anything punctures Obama's phony "smartest man in the world" image, he's in trouble. If the media in general starts to dump on him for being the dolt he so obviously is, it really is over for him.

If late-night comedians start in on him, it's over for him.

Still, the depths to which the Obama people can go are incalculable. They can start a war. They can start two or three wars at once. They can make common cause with foreign leaders to touch off a huge international incident. They can release tax records, health records. They have so much power, I won't call it "over" 'till it really is over.

I sure hope John Hinderaker is right though.

14 posted on 10/03/2012 10:09:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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HuffPo, known as one of th emost liberal pages on the Internet, has a poll that has Romney leading Zer0 by 6/5 % points.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 10:11:11 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama’s true colors are those of a commie demagogue like all those Soviet and East European gensecs, plus Fidel before him. Just like them he can’t shut up, goes on and on, and could go on for hours if allowed, like his hero Castro, and every single one of those I mentioned. That is their and his MO! (Check the historical records if you don’t believe, but some of those speeches would go on for 7 hours and longer.)


16 posted on 10/03/2012 10:11:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: RobinMasters

“while Barack Obama was .... often apologetic.”

He’s well practiced at that!


17 posted on 10/03/2012 10:15:27 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: RobinMasters

To me, somewhat surprising, Romney looked Presidential while Obama looked like, who the ef is this boy?


18 posted on 10/03/2012 10:15:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: RobinMasters; All
Shalom!

Hi...Robin, and ALL on This Thread:

The article You Posted Mentioned: "Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium, as he continually lifted up one leg."

Here's My Opinion:

Maybe Barack HUSSEIN Obama - The LIAR - In - Chief...

HAD TO GO....PEE-PEE!

Simcha7

PS: Mitt Romney was Fantastic Tonight!

HE TOLD THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!

BECAUSE: The Living GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob HELPED HIM!

AMEN & AMEN!

19 posted on 10/03/2012 10:17:09 PM PDT by Simcha7 ((The Plumb - Line has been Drawn, T'shuvah/Return for The Kingdom of HaShem is at hand!))
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To: RobinMasters
I think Obama had to tinkle.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 10:17:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Mr. Wright
"It was what happens when am “affirmative action” college boy tries to match wits and intelligence with a guy who got his college degrees on merit - not the color of his skin. Nothing more- nothing less.

Actually, there IS more. Romney has been involved in business for much of his life. He turned around the failing Olympics and has guided other companies to success. Obama has had NO experience in business and simply doesn't understand what it takes to start, operate, and make a business profitable that provides jobs.

He may talk in generalities, but having owned 3 different small businesses, I guarantee I can understand a profit/loss statement and a balance sheet better than Obama, even with his hidden degrees. The Community Organizer in Charge has NO idea what makes free-enterprise work, especially at the small business level. And if he does, he certainly is not showing any support for it. But then that is what socialists do.

Was glad to hear Romney bring up the National Federation of Independent Business owners (NFIB). I used to contribute to them in the '90's when owning 3 small businesses. They support small companies that actually produce much of the jobs. Obama's socialist beliefs discount their efforts. He can say otherwise, but his dictated policies that interfere with small business growth is all I need to know about his socialist tendencies.

21 posted on 10/03/2012 10:22:28 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Simcha7

I prayed for him most of the day. Thank you God.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 10:26:32 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville
I prayed for him most of the day. Thank you God.

I did also, and have thanked God profusely for His grace to America tonight. This was a turning point for this nation. Now we must finish the task and defeat the usurper, by an indisputable margin. God once again shed His grace on us, even though we did not deserve it.

23 posted on 10/03/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: bronxville

Yes, we need to thank Almighty God for hearing our prayers for this debate. We pray, he answers in our favor, we fail to remember our thanksgiving for our euphoria.

Thank you for reminding us. Thanks be to God. Forgive us, our evil course, and heal our land.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 10:42:10 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: RitaOK

Amen Rita.


25 posted on 10/03/2012 10:43:28 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Mr. Wright
It was what happens when am “affirmative action” college boy tries to match wits and intelligence with a guy who got his college degrees on merit - not the color of his skin.

Nothing more- nothing less.

Spot on.

26 posted on 10/03/2012 10:45:04 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: bronxville
I prayed for him most of the day. Thank you God.

So did I. Thank God

27 posted on 10/03/2012 10:46:49 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: NeverForgetBataan

One problem. Barry didn’t “rise” to state senator. He used back-handed cheap Chicago politics to have his opponent’s name removed from the ballot.


28 posted on 10/03/2012 10:48:27 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Obama really loved the debate! Obama is a pushover for a dominate and forceful man that can have his way with him. It reminded Barak of when Frank Marshall Davis took him under his special tutelage.
29 posted on 10/03/2012 10:56:38 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: UCANSEE2

Looks like he’s thinking about retreat.


30 posted on 10/03/2012 11:00:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Revolting cat!

i think a better example is pol pot.
does anyone really believe he wouldn’t go full pol pot if he could get away with it??


31 posted on 10/03/2012 11:02:47 PM PDT by genghis
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To: Revolting cat!

I’ve got to agree with you. It’s a highly uncharacteristic pose for a man who is currently the POTUS, and therefore the most powerful man in the world (or so we’re told).

It certainly isn’t the mark of an alpha male.

And it’s not too beta or gamma male either.


32 posted on 10/03/2012 11:08:15 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Revolting cat!

I’ve got to agree with you. It’s a highly uncharacteristic pose for a man who is currently the POTUS, and therefore the most powerful man in the world (or so we’re told).

It certainly isn’t the mark of an alpha male.

And it’s not too beta or gamma male either.


33 posted on 10/03/2012 11:08:21 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Sgt_Schultze

By any chance, were you Obama’s coach for the debate? ;)


34 posted on 10/03/2012 11:08:21 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: RobinMasters

He hammered Obama over th 90 billion to green energy (among many other things).

“Would have paid for 50 years of the so-called big il welfare.”

“Could have hired two million teachers with it.”

“Talk about piking winners and losers...you only choose lossers.”

“Most of the recipients were big campaign donors of yours.”

It was a gift that kept on giving!


35 posted on 10/03/2012 11:16:19 PM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: RobinMasters

He hammered Obama over th 90 billion to green energy (among many other things).

“Would have paid for 50 years of the so-called big oil welfare.”

“Could have hired two million teachers with it.”

“Talk about piking winners and losers...you only choose lossers.”

“Most of the recipients were big campaign donors of yours.”

It was a gift that kept on giving!


36 posted on 10/03/2012 11:16:33 PM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: ShasheMac; Sgt_Schultze

Ha - I see you are referring to his name instead of his comment! “I knnnooowwwww nuthinggggg”

(My pet peeve too - lectern, not podium).


37 posted on 10/03/2012 11:17:12 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: RobinMasters

That pic is definitely going into my profile!


38 posted on 10/03/2012 11:18:39 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Steely Tom

“Still, the depths to which the Obama people can go are incalculable. They can start a war. They can start two or three wars at once.”

They can’t. Remember?
http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/202655-obama-takes-2012-risk-with-end-to-pentagon-two-war-strategy


39 posted on 10/03/2012 11:21:56 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: South40

If this does not prove the Media’s bias,, then nothing will.


40 posted on 10/03/2012 11:22:17 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Jeff Head

“He hammered Obama over th 90 billion to green energy (among many other things).”

It doesn’t do anything for the ‘folks.’ It doesn’t even help the unions or people who want their food stamps. Only the liberal elitists care about such things.


41 posted on 10/03/2012 11:25:24 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Simcha7

I prayed today before the debates to the God of Israel, to the God of Abraham that Obami would fail, stutter, fumble, make mistakes... and by golly God heard all our prayers... thank you GOD !!


42 posted on 10/03/2012 11:25:41 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: South40

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2939881/posts?page=2

Coast to Coast has an insta-poll that is showing Romney not just beating Obama, but totally pulverizing him!!


43 posted on 10/03/2012 11:28:14 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: RobinMasters

44 posted on 10/03/2012 11:29:14 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: All

I was thinking of hiring Obama as my latrine cleaner but after that display, I’m going to look for someone more capable.


45 posted on 10/03/2012 11:32:45 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: RobinMasters
Without the media filter we see the real Obama. Obama is just a socialist POS failure and the media covers for it.

Without the freeper filter we see the real Romney.Romney was more conservative than many freepers here say he is . He is for state rights, for the private sector etc.

46 posted on 10/03/2012 11:33:51 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: ari-freedom
They can’t. Remember?

I said they can start two or three wars at once... I didn't say they can win two or three wars at once.

47 posted on 10/03/2012 11:41:29 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: RobinMasters; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ..
"It's Over"

Wow... I sure hope so!

Check out the interesting body language in #1.

Thanks, RobinMasters, for posting that graphic.

48 posted on 10/03/2012 11:44:50 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: Revolting cat!

“To me, somewhat surprising, Romney looked Presidential while Obama looked like, who the ef is this boy?”

Slick Willie was right the first time, “this guy” should be carrying his bags! Or maybe handing out towels in the men’s room at a country club!


49 posted on 10/04/2012 12:06:33 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: RobinMasters

For what it’s worth, even the French think so.

http://www.lemonde.fr/elections-americaines/article/2012/10/04/debat-technique-et-pugnace-entre-obama-et-romney_1769668_829254.html

“Romney domine Obama dans le premier débat de la présidentielle américaine”


50 posted on 10/04/2012 12:16:16 AM PDT by thecodont
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