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Behind Bamís meltdown (President taken in by his own publicity)
NY Post ^ | october 6, 2012 | JONAH GOLDBERG

Posted on 10/06/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT by lowbridge

I knew President Obama was miserable when he tried to give debate moderator Jim Lehrer the Puss-in-Boots eyes. “You may want to move on to another topic,” Obama implored Lehrer, a bit like a motorcycle thief begging a cop to take him into custody rather than let him stay with the surly biker gang that caught him.

I expected Romney to beat expectations and win the debate (though I had no clue how decisive his victory would be), not because I thought Romney was such a fantastic debater, but because Obama is the single most overrated politician of my lifetime.

That’s not to say he’s a bad politician. He’s not. He’s pretty good. But he’s not the master so many people claim he is.

The Irish have a saying: “Hunger makes the best sauce.” If you’re hungry enough, roadkill will make for a king’s feast. Liberals were so hungry for someone like Obama, he seemed like so much more than he really was.

You could hear indications of this fact in the way some of the more crotchety members of the Democratic establishment described Obama. Sen. Harry Reid was blown away by the potential of this “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

In 2007, Joe Biden said of his then-opponent, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” He added: “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debates; obama

1 posted on 10/06/2012 6:33:21 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Neener, neener, neener...


2 posted on 10/06/2012 6:37:55 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
The key difference now is that the hunger for Obama has been replaced with the indigestion that follows after four unimpressive years in office.

Classic Jonah.

3 posted on 10/06/2012 6:51:46 AM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: billorites

4 posted on 10/06/2012 6:52:17 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Andyman

Money quote:

“He thought he smashed through the Democratic primaries like a battering ram through concrete when he mostly pushed on open doors.”


5 posted on 10/06/2012 6:59:17 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: lowbridge
The False Self Esteem Movement Suffers A Setback


6 posted on 10/06/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Kenny
Yes. That's the quote that stood out for me as well:

He thought he smashed through the Democratic primaries like a battering ram through concrete when he mostly pushed on open doors.

The Democrats and independents had been waiting for someone like Obama to show up. He was perfect. Half black, half white. Harvard education. "Law professor" (NOT). Good speaker (when he has a teleprompter). All things to all men ("I'm like a mirror. People look at me and see what they want to see."). They couldn't wait to get to the polls and vote for him. Now, a lot of them are having buyer's remorse.

7 posted on 10/06/2012 7:27:52 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: lowbridge

Too many people convinced themselves they were voting for the Huxtables...imagine their surprise.


8 posted on 10/06/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: lowbridge

9 posted on 10/06/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: lowbridge
"Looking for Black Superman"

Liberals and RINOs have been looking for their Black Superman (or Black Jesus) for years. Obama was the latest version. As usual, he failed. It's only a matter of time before they find the next one...

10 posted on 10/06/2012 8:02:42 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Kenny

Uh, I think the doors were pulled open and held for him least he break a finger nail on the handle!


11 posted on 10/06/2012 8:28:21 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: lowbridge
Michelle-Obama-on-Sesame--001 Pictures, Images and Photos
12 posted on 10/06/2012 8:52:10 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: lowbridge

As a postscript, here’s a depressing, post-debate thought:
If a man’s worth can be determined by the caliber of his enemies, this woman and her husband have been frightening John Bohner and the GOP for four years.

Romney just stood up to him, stripped him of his mojo and basically showed the GOP and, for that matter, a goodly number of Free Republic here that he’s a—what’s that word the Frogs use? A force majeure.
The best that we can say of ourselves is that we recognized Obama for what he was early and often: a zero.

(I almost got a job at a carnival as a “human cannonball.” But it was a small outfit, the owner looked over my 40” waistline and said he couldn’t use a man of my caliber.)


13 posted on 10/06/2012 9:14:48 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Iron Munro

14 posted on 10/06/2012 10:08:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I think that you are so right! The reason this is more damaging to Obama than the talking heads are acknowledging is that Obama has been relying so much on his image. That image was shattered along with most of the BS they have been spreading about Romney.

The talking heads already knew that... Romney is not on the far right as Obama’s negatives ads have been trying to make him out to be. However they actually started believing their own myth that Obama was the “Black Superman”. That myth was shattered in a devastating way in front of their disbelieving eyes along with 67 million other people. Obama is a loser and they are starting to see the writing on the wall. I was surprised at the number of hard core supporters who acknowledged that the debate was a disaster.

15 posted on 10/06/2012 11:30:50 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: lowbridge

as I said on another thread, Obama expected to MSM Romney to appear. OOPS they were lying to him......


16 posted on 10/06/2012 3:03:17 PM PDT by goat granny
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