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News Flash: Debate Was Beneath Obama
NRO The Corner ^ | October 8, 2012 | Rich Lowry

Posted on 10/08/2012 7:33:55 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam

From the New York Times:

Mr. Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship. He did not do all that well in 2008 but benefited from Senator John McCain’s grumpy performances. Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain. It was something to endure, rather than an opportunity, aides said.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012debates; debates; elections; obama; obamatruthfile
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1 posted on 10/08/2012 7:34:01 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Unam Sanctam

This is stating the obvious.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 7:36:05 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Unam Sanctam

Given theat the Obamadorn/felon/cretin is the baseline below which intelligence cannot be measured, just what exactly is below him?


3 posted on 10/08/2012 7:36:36 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: glorgau

He doesn’t like questions from the press either. Oprah, the View seem to be the exception.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 7:37:44 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: Da Coyote

well put.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 7:37:57 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Da Coyote

well put.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Unam Sanctam

Without a teleprompter with Jarett telling him what to say he’s totally lost.................


7 posted on 10/08/2012 7:38:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Unam Sanctam

I’d love to see a real warrior like Allen West debate Obama.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 7:38:52 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: glorgau

I’m sure obama has the same disdain for Romney he has for most American citizens,it may even be stronger than my disdain for him, he appears to be driven by hate.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 7:38:59 AM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Obama has a point. Other dictators who were above debates...

Stalin
Lenin
Hitler
Atilla the Hun
Kim Jong-Ill
Ho Chi Ming
Castro

10 posted on 10/08/2012 7:39:09 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Is this excuse number 100 or only number 99.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 7:39:15 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Unam Sanctam
he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain. It was something to endure, rather than an opportunity,

All that I read there simply stated that Hussein views with disdain those people who demonstrate that they are light years smarter than he.

12 posted on 10/08/2012 7:39:37 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Unam Sanctam

The debate is ‘W O R K’ and “O” doesn’t like that.

Elsewhere, he apologized to his Hollywood friends that he can’t ‘perform’ well consisgently.

WTF!!

“O” thinks being President of the United States of America is a ‘performance’? What...? Really?? Like an actor performs?

“O” has NO CLUE what being President is.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 7:39:45 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Unam Sanctam
McCain’s grumpy performances

"Grump?

Does this look "grumpy"?

14 posted on 10/08/2012 7:40:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney

.....when you have to hand over the club (obama's record) that's going to knock you into another dimension, it's understandable, but deserving

15 posted on 10/08/2012 7:40:45 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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16 posted on 10/08/2012 7:41:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Unam Sanctam
And the St. Louis Cardinals don't like the playoffs and should be just given the World Series trophy again this year without having to play the games.
17 posted on 10/08/2012 7:42:50 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

I never bought the excuse that he was “distracted”. What I saw was contempt; he resented being there. And yes, he considers Romney to be “beneath” him. This tin pot thought he was a “god” (note the little “g”)with his Greek columns and adoring crowds. His keepers are only stating the obvious.

Well, he will learn just how many of us “little people” have an even greater contempt for HIM in November.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 7:44:16 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Like any other tin pot dictator, Skippy wants to approach the podium, blather on and on until he’s done, then retire to the applause of his sycophants.

Any sort of push back not allowed.

Is THIS what the founders had in mind?


19 posted on 10/08/2012 7:44:52 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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why do these men have to smile and act like they like each other?

I wish Romney would really let him have it,

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/08/Report-Illegal-Foreign-Campaign-Donations-Assault-on-American-Sovereignty


20 posted on 10/08/2012 7:44:53 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Unam Sanctam

I cannot think of a person on this earth for whom I have less regard than this fake, cheating, never has worked a day in his life, idiot.

He is slime.

He is smegma.

He is stupid.

There is not a single profitable job that he could hold.

He is nothing.

He is the only place in the multiverse that is so diverse of energy that even quantum particles refuse to appear.

There is nothing there.

He is a perfect vacuum.

And - -

He sucks.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 7:45:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 13Sisters76

“What I saw was contempt; he resented being there.”

Exactly, but he is so devious he has everyone believing he is a NICE guy.

Whatever, I never thought he was a nice guy.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 7:47:33 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Unam Sanctam
Mr. Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship dangerously devoid of affirmative action outcomes .

There, fixed it.

23 posted on 10/08/2012 7:47:38 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

The entire NY Times article gives me great hope for all the debates to go Mitt’s way. Obama is clueless.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/us/politics/biden-up-next-obamas-aides-plot-comeback.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


24 posted on 10/08/2012 7:48:11 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Well if Bam will just show up and “endure” two more times he won’t have to worry about it anymore. He will be retired.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 7:49:20 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

This reminds me of the dumbasses I knew in college who would always explain their failing grades as some disabilty that made them unable to “take tests”

I had one professor who would tear anyone apart who said that to him- He would ask them a question fromt he test and verbally tear them a new one when they could not answer - and said the reason they “can’t take tests” appears to be because they DONT KNOW ANYTHING


26 posted on 10/08/2012 7:49:35 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Unam Sanctam

The O had to descend from his White Tower and mix with a mere mortal.

Ironically, The O has about as much substance as those styrofoam Greek Columns he used in 2008.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 7:51:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Unam Sanctam

“Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain”

He knows that Romney is the man that Obama will never be.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 7:51:36 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: Da Coyote
Obama is stupid.

That's an irreparable problem.

29 posted on 10/08/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Da Coyote
"I cannot think of a person on this earth for whom I have less regard "

Well, I can think of a few ...


30 posted on 10/08/2012 7:54:29 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Indep. Payment Advisory Board = "Death Panels")
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To: SampleMan
Mr. Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship dangerously devoid of affirmative action outcomes .
There, fixed it.

In the future, we could see an end to debates. When you have a front-runner who is not good at debating, or is, as Obama, an affirmative action president; there really is no reason to engage in debates. I guess we're fortunate that Obama deigned to do any debates at all.

31 posted on 10/08/2012 7:55:12 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That would be one for the ages, love to see it. In fact, I’d love to see West debate some of our beloved RINO’s and show them for what they are.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 7:55:22 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Unam Sanctam
.. whom he views with disdain

That's ok, cuz I hate the commie pussy even more in return.


33 posted on 10/08/2012 7:56:24 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: ConservativeStatement

He learned that pose from Il Duce.


34 posted on 10/08/2012 7:56:43 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

“Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain.”

Disdain? Really?
I mean, I don’t care much for his flip-flopping, change his mind with the wind politics, but disdain for the man?


35 posted on 10/08/2012 7:58:00 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Da Coyote

I’m showing your post to my husband. He’ll love it!


36 posted on 10/08/2012 7:59:50 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts was recruited to play Mr. Romney. The preparation team was kept small. The most important players were Mr. Axelrod; David Plouffe, the president’s senior adviser; and Anita Dunn, a former White House communications director.

The Mao loving commie is back! Wait a minute, was she ever actually gone?

37 posted on 10/08/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Two otherwise obscure West memories: A lady in Virginia called into one of the C-Span channels and claimed she was from a military background. She called West a traitor to his uniform for criticizing the Commander in Chief. His response was fabulous. The other was earlier this summer when a black guy, though West didn't know that, called West a “buffoon” and “99% of blacks think you are a joke.” Again, the response was amusing but powerful. The liberal media would wet their pants if West ever debated someone as shallow as Obama.
38 posted on 10/08/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Unam Sanctam
SNL Skewers O's Debate Performance (flop sweat)
39 posted on 10/08/2012 8:04:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 13Sisters76

All his life Obama has had everything handed to him..college, law school, law review, a teaching job, a state senate seat, the US senate, and the WEH ( by the MSM)..the ONE time he faced a tough opponent..when he challenged sitting congressman Bobby Rush for his House seat, he got clobbered 2:1..He’s never had to work or fight hard for something...and he can’t believe that he’s losing..


40 posted on 10/08/2012 8:04:26 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Millions think Obummer’s presidency is “something to endure,” and we are praying fervently for deliverance.


41 posted on 10/08/2012 8:08:33 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Unam Sanctam
It kills me that these idiots think the “game “ is beneath them. they understand the rules, the requirements and the costs of failure before they enter the race. Well as they say in the south, “If you can't run with the big dogs stay on the porch’! This is the first time that Obama hasn't had the door pulled open and held open for him. In almost every campaign except 2 Obama had an edge. The petitions for running for office that invalidated, released divorce papers, etc. When Obama ran against Clinton he played the race card and the press, rooted for Obama. Now he has to stand up to someone that is smart, capable and has a good record with no skeletons in his closet to pull out. Obama has spent $100 million denigrating Romney with lies and that money was lost in one debate. Of course Romney isn't worthy to be on the same stage as Obama, let alone in the same room!
42 posted on 10/08/2012 8:09:29 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: BenLurkin

It amuses me, in a way, how ozero tries to make the last physical contact to patronize whomever he is with shaking hands. It’s dominance thing he attempts every time, with every handshake and introduction, which reveals what an insecure man he really is.


43 posted on 10/08/2012 8:09:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: all the best

As someone said recently, Romney could hold a CEO position with almost any corporation out there; Obama isn’t qualified to clean the toilets of those same corporations.


44 posted on 10/08/2012 8:10:09 AM PDT by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, 14 of them missed work)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship
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I ‘kind of’ agree with this statement.

That said, you would think that once a narcissist/bully would agree to participate he would do EVERYTHING in his power to destroy his opponent - that is his ‘personality’ - then again if he is nothing but a faux pResident, he is not capable of ‘destroying’ an opponent, at least not on his own.

Of course, I also think that if I am way ahead etc, it doesn’t behoove me to give you an opportunity to ‘catch up’.
When G Allen ran against J Webb in VA, all he had to do for the victory was kiss babies and raise money.
He (’they’) decided to put Webb in the same category as J Kerry and then there was that ‘makaka’ thing. So we end up with a “D” Senator - who although he says he agrees with US, also took the straight party line when it really counted.

My grandsons were supposed to face off for the first time (3 yr age difference) in baseball but, for some reason one didn’t get to pitch against the other.
The younger one had absolutely NOTHING to lose, if he didn’t get a hit, who expected more? And if he did get a hit, he would never let the older one ‘live it down’. Reverse situation with younger one pitching and you have the same result.


45 posted on 10/08/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: anoldafvet

“It was something to endure, rather than an opportunity, aides said.

I feel the same way about Hussein, I endure him.


46 posted on 10/08/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: secret garden

Typing too fast here. It’s A dominance thing.


47 posted on 10/08/2012 8:13:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Servant of the Cross
did someone say....

:)

48 posted on 10/08/2012 8:17:05 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Da Coyote

Someone in my sewing group asked me if I “hate” Obama. I told her, “No. I’d have to like him a whole lot more to bring it up to the level of ‘hate’.” I told her that no word exists in the English language to describe how I feel about him.


49 posted on 10/08/2012 8:23:42 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: xrmusn
That said, you would think that once a narcissist/bully would agree to participate he would do EVERYTHING in his power to destroy his opponent - that is his ‘personality’ - then again if he is nothing but a faux pResident, he is not capable of ‘destroying’ an opponent, at least not on his own.

not so with a narcissist....they come to the situation already thinking they are superior....my dad has NPD...comes at every situation thinking he is completely right....every single time......couple that with someone that thinks they know everything and you have a taste of what these soul-less folks are wrestling

he told me recently "Ive never made a mistake"....I quickly pointed out that in saying such a thing, he had, and congratulated him for being Christs brother.....

50 posted on 10/08/2012 8:27:43 AM PDT by Revelation 911 ("The whole contrivance imploded last night ..in in one great rancid...public fart")
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