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  • Had Enough of Broken Promises?

    10/08/2012 5:57:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Terry Paulson
    After watching the first debate, I refuse to believe that American voters will choose an encore for Obama's version of "hope and change." Regardless of his new campaign promises, Romney reminded us of Obama's failed trickle-down-government and his string of broken promises. Here are ten reasons that it's time for a change in Washington. 1. He said, "I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office." Instead the deficit has increased by over $5.3 trillion and keeps on growing! 2. He said, "Transparency and the rule of law will...
  • Obama's Lies About Security Concerns In Libya

    10/08/2012 4:47:31 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/08/12 | LD Jackson
    There is increasing evidence that the Obama administration has been less than forthcoming about what they knew about the security situation in Libya. According to several reports, not only did the Obama administration ignore concerns that were brought to their attention about increased terrorist activity in Libya, they reacted completely opposite of how we might expect our government to react, given the information they were given. Instead of increasing security, they decreased the number of security personnel. This, according to what Lt. Col. Andy Wood is expected to tell the House Oversight Committee. (Breitbart) Lt. Col Andy Wood will go...
  • How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    10/08/2012 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. I’m a work in regress. As...
  • Why the Obama Bubble Still Hasn’t Burst

    10/08/2012 3:21:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Star Parker
    Can there be political bubbles like financial bubbles? Financial bubbles, inflated by hopes and dreams, burst when reality negates any possibility that those hopes and dreams will be realized. At that point, sky high stock or bond or real estate prices come crashing down to earth. Can the same thing happen in politics? Can a skilled politician, who has become popular with soaring rhetoric and promises, deflate when it starts becoming clear that he is not going to deliver? Of course, I am thinking about our president. Mitt Romney demonstrated in the first presidential debate that the considerable gap between...
  • Obama Pokes Fun At Debate: I Can't "Perform Flawlessly, Night After Night" (video)

    10/07/2012 10:26:14 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 45 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 8, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Attending a star-studded concert that included the likes of Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder where money was raised money for his campaign, President Obama said "everybody here is incredible professionals, they're such great friends and they just perform flawlessly, night after night." "I can't always say the same," the President said to laughter from the crowd at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
  • Obama's Chummy Press Corps Offers David 'Axe' Axelrod Their Advice for Obama's Next Debate

    10/07/2012 12:30:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Neil Munro of the Daily Caller was attacked by journalists for asking President Obama a question out of turn -- because Obama wasn't offering a turn. He expects to speak without taking questions. On Thursday, Munro once again found himself surrounded by amateur Obama advisers thinly disguised as objective journalists after Obama lost the debate in Denver. Munro noted several reporters on the 11:15 a.m. phone conference promptly offered questions that bordered on advice. "Axe, I'm not sure you can hear me, David," said NBC's Andrea Mitchell,  "I'm wondering whether the president, whether you have rethought the strategy of not...
  • Maureen Dowd Fantasy: 'President' Jed Bartlet Advises Obama to Call Romney a Liar in Next Debate

    10/07/2012 9:54:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 7, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the reasons why liberals were so shocked by President Obama's disastrous performance in last Wednesday's presidential debate is that it ran completely counter to what they expected based on one of their most important fictional experiences. And that fictional experience was when "President" Jed Bartlet wiped the floor of his Republican challenger Ritchie ("richie" get it?) during a "West Wing" debate episode. You can see Bartlet destroying Ritchie as completely scripted by Aaron Sorkin in his liberal fantasy below the fold. Since that fictitious debate has served as a liberal reference point as to how debates between a...
  • Rumors Swirl: How Bad Will The Obama Foreign Donor Scandal Be?

    10/07/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since last week, the news sphere has been buzzing about the possibility of an Obama campaign foreign donor scandal being the big October surprise of 2012. Since the Washington Examiner first reported the story last week, many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations expected to go public Monday in a major magazine and national website story. The Obama campaign has already tried to block the story from publication and although the details of the scandal are still under wraps, we do know taxes and unsecured credit card transactions are about to cause a major headache...
  • Cutter: Okay Fine, We've Been Lying About Romney's Tax Plan

    10/06/2012 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | October 6, 2012 | Guy Benson
    One of the strongest elements of Mitt Romney's spectacular debate performance was his decisive rejoinder to the president's oft-repeated allegation that the Republican plans to raise taxes on middle class families.  Obama said Romney has designs on an unpaid-for $5 trillion tax cut that would eventually necessitate higher tax bills for average Americans.  Romney flatly rejected the claim by calling it false, then explained what he actually has in mind.  But the president returned to the "$5 trillion" well on several subsequent occasions, prompting more rebuttals from his challenger. and CNN reviewed Obama's accusation, and found it wanting.  "Not...
  • Image of the Day: The Empty Podium

    10/06/2012 4:13:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 6, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The New Yorker goes Eastwood:   Back to you, Dirty Harry:  Full Clint Eastwood speech 2012 Republican National Convention RNC Mitt RomneyAs I mentioned last night, some liberals are pretty angry that Obama wasn't allowed to drag TOTUS onto the debate stage on Wednesday:   This is what Republicans are up against. UPDATE - Rasmussen's Saturday tracker shows a four-point bounce for Romney, who now leads 49-47 among likely voters nationwide.  The better news?  Only 2/3 of that rolling poll was taken after the debate, so he has room to expand his advantage.
  • Will Obama betray the U.S. in "October Surprise" deal with Iran?

    10/06/2012 10:04:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/6/2012 | Doug Book
    A former CIA operative and spy in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a deal has been struck between Barack Obama and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. According to Reza Kahlili, “Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency.” (1) Kahlili’s source for this story reports that a 3 member team of negotiators representing President Obama met this week with a Khamenei representative in Qatar. They asked that the Iranian leader “…announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election.” In...
  • Woman at GOP Rally, “I was not calling Ryan out”

    10/06/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot ^ | October 6, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    To hear the Obama campaign tell the story, VP candidate Paul Ryan got a real earful at one of his own events this past week. An Iowa woman chimed in with a question for the candidate which she felt deserved an answer. At the town hall event on Tuesday, [Linda] Morrison cited a contentious exchange between Ryan and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday, in which Ryan said it would take too long to explain the details of his tax plan. She asked the vice presidential candidate why he wasn’t more specific, and why he “didn’t answer his question...
  • The Denver Debate: A Second Look

    10/06/2012 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jack Kerwick
    The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us. And Republican challenger Mitt Romney won it handily. No one challenges this verdict. Even President Obama’s most ardent supporters concede it by way of the truly laughable excuses to which they’ve resorted in accounting for the decisive drubbing that their candidate received. But while the conventional wisdom concerning the victor is sound enough, the conventional wisdom concerning the debate’s loser is not so much. Obama, we are told, was “off his game.” From Denver’s altitude to personal family issues, every conceivable rationale has been offered by the President’s admirers to...
  • How Does Obama "Recover" at His Next Debate?

    10/06/2012 7:31:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 100 replies
    Self | October 6, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    I'm trying to wrap my mind around this but it is being said that Obama MUST go on the offensive and be aggressive in the next debate. But how can he do this since the theme of the debate is foreign policy and he will have to answer questions (which he has so far refused to answer) about the debacle in the Middle East, specifically the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the death of the U.S. Ambassador in Libya? How can he justify clinging for long to the false excuse that the death of the Ambassador to...
  • Mitt Romney: Born Again

    10/06/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | October 6, 2012 | Steve Deace
    He tried ignoring his base in the primary when it was rallying behind marriage in North Carolina and rallying behind Chick-fil-a when it was under attack, and that didn’t work. Then he tried just scaring people into voting against Obama, and that didn’t work. Finally, Mitt Romney tried conservatism at Wednesday night’s debate—and that did. The result was Romney – that’s right, the guy that was once named the No.8 RINO in the country by Human Events – provided the country the most teachable moment on the differences between Republicans and Democrats in a presidential election since before Al Gore...
  • To Understand the Democratic Party’s Re-definition of Marriage - Follow the Money!

    10/06/2012 5:58:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 6, 2012 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    Our country made history in 2008 when we elected our first black president. The 2012 election is already historic as well, but for a much less promising reason. This year marks the first time in history that a major political party has put the redefinition of marriage into its national platform. The obvious question for many of my friends was, "Why are they in such a hurry?" If their victory is so inevitable, as they always tell the mainstream media; if the next generation is as likely to fall into their grasp as they think; why don’t they just trust...
  • Obama's Rocky Mountain Low

    10/06/2012 5:12:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 6, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. You know that Gov. Romney won Wednesday night's rumble in the Rockies. That's because Al Gore was out quick blaming the president's lackluster performance on--what else?--climate change. And if you have any doubts who won, you have only to consult MSNBC's Amen Corner. Chris Matthews normally feels a tingle go up his leg when President Obama speaks. Last night, he felt something else go down his leg. Fortunately, it didn't show. But the lamentations on the left were loud. MSNBC's panel sounded like the Wailing Wall. Well, at least they got...
  • New Unemployment Rate A Political Fraud

    10/06/2012 4:30:06 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 46 replies
    Steven Birn Speaks ^ | 10/05/12 | Steven Birn
    The media will no doubt trumpet the new 7.8% unemployment rate as evidence that Obama’s policies are working. Unfortunately the new 7.8% figure is a political fraud. The numbers don’t add up. The government claims 114,000 jobs were added last month, which isn’t all that great of a number. This resulted in a 0.3% drop in unemployment? That isn’t believable in the least. The ranks of the unemployed decreased by 456,000 last month. Well wait a minute, how does that figure decrease by so much when only 114,000 new jobs were created? The government is tossing 340,000+ people out of...
  • The Debate Report Card

    10/06/2012 3:37:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 6, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    You know there's trouble on the left when the MSNBC people declare Mitt Romney the winner in the first presidential debate. I mean, there was wailing and gnashing of teeth on the uber-liberal cable network: Why, oh, why did our guy look so awkward? Even though we don't believe in God, we'd now like him to help our president if he can. Gov. Romney won the debate because the economy is bad and the president could not explain how he's going to make it better. The governor kept pounding President Barack Obama in the midsection, pointing out that his vision...
  • A Historic Debate Failure

    10/06/2012 3:28:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 6. 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    By the time of Thursday night's debate between Vice President Biden and Congressman Ryan, the polls will reflect the early consequences of President Obama's disastrous debate performance from Wednesday night. Mitt Romney had a superb night and the contrast between his calm and in-command performance and that of a flailing, rambling president could not have been sharper, and indeed it could not have been more disorienting for the Chicago Gang running the president's re-election campaign. The day after the president's face-plant in front of 67 million viewers, the geniuses behind the nation's dismal economy instructed the president to go ugly,...
  • Don't Allow Yourself To Be Caught Up In The Thick Of Thin Things

    10/06/2012 2:49:51 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/06/12 | Sherman Broder
    There is a talk show host where I come from that likes to warn his listeners not to get caught up in the thick of thin things. By this, he means, don't get sucked into a debate about insignificant but sexy issues and then lose sight of the really important ones. This is especially good advice in the political campaign season because politicians and their handlers love to find a sexy molehill and then spin it into a mountain. A case in point is Mitt Romney's wealth (Breaking: Mitt Romney Still Filthy Rich) or Ann Romney's horseback riding (MS and...
  • UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

    10/05/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance. I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president. More than...
  • Palin Issues a Warning After the Debate: Obama Camp Will Not ‘Go Down Without Swinging’

    10/05/2012 4:51:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Leah Bourkoukis
    Discussing the debate last night with Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin issued a warning to the American people:  the Obama camp is not going to let Romney take the lead without a fight. “…these guys in the Obama camp, they’re not going to go down without swinging. They’re going to pull something. "And the American public, with the media's help, these lapdogs in the media, kind of going along with what Obama and his people want to do to shake some things up if Mitt Romney continues to do so well. The American public just needs to be aware that they've...
  • The Latest Jobs Report Is As Unbelieveable As It Is Convenient For Obama

    10/05/2012 3:39:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Nobody with a brain believes the new unemployment rate is really 7.8%. As Rick Moran points out at American Thinker, it's just not credible.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-05-12 (DUmmies Accuse Romney of Using Cheat Sheet)

    10/05/2012 11:35:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 5, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies now have their version of a Zapruder film that somehow proves to them that Romney won the first debate because he used a Cheat Sheat as you can see in this slow frame VIDEO. Now according to rational and even semi-rational minds at the Huffington Post, Romney's "cheat sheet" was actually a handkerchief but let us encourage the DUmmies in their paranoia. It will make their angst so much more enjoyable in a month. There are not one but TWO DUmmie Cheat Sheet Conspiracy thread, My take on the debate: Rmoney cheated and Did Romney bring cheat...
  • Obama Campaign Shifts Into Extreme Attack Mode

    10/05/2012 10:53:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 21 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5 Oct 12 | Keith Koffler
    With its candidate having been swamped in the debate by an aggressive and articulate Gov. Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign is switching fully into attack mode, moving beyond earlier assaults on Romney’s business record and wealth toward a new drive to destroy his character. Casting completely aside the Obama 2008 brand of a hopeful unifier, Obama’s operatives Thursday dived straight the jugular, working on multiple fronts to brand Romney a liar. The campaign, Obama aides made clear, would henceforth be conducted exclusively Chicago style. In a vicious and personal assault rarely conducted at the highest level of U.S. politics, White...
  • Liberals Should Reconsider The "Romney Lied" Debate Meme (pic)

    10/05/2012 9:49:06 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Rather than just settle on the fact that their guy was beaten and deal with it, they're trying to tell the country Obama lost because Romney lied his way to victory.Aside from the fact this is pure Alinskyite projection on their part, there's another angle they haven't considered in this folly...
  • The Great Debate

    10/05/2012 8:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Armstrong Williams
    Romney's stated policies in business during the first presidential debate: champion the growth and development for the middle class. Until now, Romney's position was widely perceived as one of the biggest enemies to the middle class. One of his most powerful moments during the debate was the contrast he illustrated between the president’s decision to finance the five big banks, while allowing small banks to fail across America. Some credit should be given to the president, however, for his short-term policies to save the banks, and the wise business decision to make interest from the banks that were save through...
  • Obama’s Education Plan Means $17 Million in New Union Dues Revenue

    10/05/2012 7:50:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Education turned into a key issue in Wednesday’s first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Their visions could not have been more divergent and stark.Romney called for putting federal education dollars into the “backpack” of the student, empowering parents to pick the educational option that best meets the needs of their child.Obama called for hiring 100,000 new teachers, a familiar refrain during his first term in office. A champion of government school bailouts, Obama emphasizes more teachers, as opposed to insisting on more effective teachers, and refuses to endorse the idea of freeing students to choose...
  • Obama Finally in Real Trouble

    10/05/2012 5:01:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Mitt Romney, as was clear to all who watched the first presidential debate, channeled Ronald Reagan right down to the glistening hair and respectful smiling face that listened as his opponent tap-danced and stutter-stepped his way to a resounding thumping in the contest. Several post-debate polls for varying news organizations such as CNN and Newsmax showed that the voters who watched the debate viewed President Obama's lackluster performance as a clear victory for Gov. Romney. So clear, in fact, as to outdistance the margin of perceived victory measured in most past presidential debates where same night post-debate surveys were conducted....
  • Trading Places

    10/05/2012 4:54:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    Who was that stiff, out-of-touch guy onstage in Denver at this week's presidential debate? He looked a lot like Barack Obama -- but how could that be? It was as if the candidates swapped bodies before they went out onstage. The president became the Mitt Romney caricature the Obama campaign has created through millions of dollars of advertising: an elitist who has no idea what the middle class is going through. And Mitt Romney became the great communicator who understands the suffering and anxiety of ordinary Americans and knows how to relieve it. There is no question that Mitt Romney...
  • Folks, We Have a Brand New Ballgame

    10/05/2012 4:27:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Mitt Romney on Wednesday night turned in the finest debate performance of any candidate of either party in the 52 years since Richard Nixon faced John F. Kennedy, with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan's demolition of Jimmy Carter in 1980. But where Reagan won with style and quips -- "There you go again" -- and his closing line, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" Romney crushed Obama on both substance and style. Mitt was like a contender so keyed up by his title shot that, between rounds, he could not sit on his stool,...
  • Taking the Power Punches

    10/05/2012 4:08:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 5, 20, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    When you write about war, Barbara Tuchman once told aspiring historians, write as though you don't know who won. That's hard to do. It's just as hard to write about which presidential candidate will win a tight race, or even a presidential debate. Who among the smug punditry would have predicted Mitt Romney's repeated knockdowns of Barack Obama in their first debate? The pundit buzz had been that the re-election of the president was inevitable; it was time to uncork the Champagne. The debate proved the celebration was premature. Some inevitable presidents have lost in the long run; some in...
  • Wednesday's Most Important Question

    10/05/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Tim Phillips
    After 44 straight months of unemployment over 8%, our President still believes a government which spends big and taxes more will create prosperity. His policies are out of sync with what we know works. During Wednesday night’s debate, perhaps the most overlooked question asked was that of the proper role of government. In his answer, President Obama revealed a personal ideology that is fundamentally at odds with economic freedom. For Obama, there is no consideration that government might have a specific, Constitutionally-limited role which it ought to do well, but beyond which was exceeding its authority. The President envisions an...
  • The Best Presidential Debate Performance

    10/05/2012 3:40:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Mona Charen
    It's impossible to overstate the effect that Mitt Romney's performance in the first presidential debate has had on conservatives and Republicans. The past four years have been a torment as we've watched a committed left-wing activist grease the skids for America's decline into a socialist state. Our TV screens have featured images of violent protests in Greece, Italy and Spain as their socialist paper boats capsize. Yet the Obama Administration's resolute march into that dead end has proceeded apace. There was a brief bloom of hope that the Supreme Court would save the country from the worst time bomb...
  • A Debate Rout of Herculean Proportions

    10/05/2012 3:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    I am elated to report to you something you surely already know: Mitt Romney trounced President Obama in their first debate. The rout was so decisive that even the liberal media cannot spin it the other way. There is no need to grade this on a curve. Romney did very well in absolute, not relative, terms. He didn't just do well compared with Obama's poor performance; he really shone, in every category. He proved himself to be very knowledgeable on policy and business, quick on his feet and able to deliver zingers as graciously as possible under the circumstances. Obama,...
  • Poll: Jewish Democrats Abandoning Obama for Romney, Economy, Israel

    10/04/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 60 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | October 4, 2012 | Karen Levy
    Poll: Jewish Democrats Abandoning Obama for Romney, Economy, IsraelBy Karen Levy Israel News AgencyNew York, New York --- October 4, 2012 ... Jewish Democrats who have voted for Democratic Presidents in the past four Presidential elections are now jumping ship and plan on voting for the economic and foreign policies advocated by US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The INA poll, which was released after the first Presidential debate last night where Mitt Romney clearly buried a depressed and nervous Barack Obama, illustrates that over fifty percent of all democratic voters are now either unsure or committed to voting for the...
  • Obama's Common Ground With Big Bird

    10/04/2012 4:13:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
    For all the accusations that Romney is non-specific he wasn't vague (or wrong) about his call to end public funding of PBS. Incidentally, this is the only thing liberals in social media have latched on to...and it's still a losing argument.
  • Romney's Post Debate Nickname

    10/04/2012 1:53:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
    We just need two more stellar performances like the first debate...
  • Mitt Romney the Intimidator

    10/04/2012 1:26:58 PM PDT · by kathsua · 20 replies
    Town Hall ^ | October 04, 2012 | reasonmclucus
    Megyn Kelly on Fox made an interesting observation on the first debate. Mitt Romney would watch Barack Obama during the debate while Obama tended to look at Jim Lehrer or the cameras. I had halfway noticed this situation during the debate but didn't really consider the implications until she commented. I went back and fast forwarded through the debate. Romney would look at Obama for significant periods, but Obama only occasionally glanced at Romney before looking away or looking down. An obvious explanation for Obama not looking at Romney is that Obama felt intimidated by Romney. The debates cannot resolve...
  • Debate, 10/3/12

    10/04/2012 1:14:43 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    The Lehrer debate on Wednesday, October 3, was an utter disaster for Obama. He seemed to be saying, "I HATE this job. Get me out of here so I can play golf and hang with my peeps." It was the worst performance by an incumbent President in my experience...maybe the worst performance by ANY candidate, including the awful job Walter Mondale did in '84. Romney is no Ronald Reagan, but he appeared "presidential" and in full control of the facts. Obama, on the other hand, told obvious lies over an over and Romney even called him on them a time...
  • Mika: Obama's Debate Performance 'Makes Me Sick To My Stomach'

    10/04/2012 12:51:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Frank Rich, back in his drama-critic days, ever pan an actor's performance this profoundly? Making it much worse is that Mika Brzezinski knows and avidly supports the actor in question: Barack Obama. On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski exclaimed that Obama's disastrous debate performance "makes me sick to my stomach." Hat tip reader cobokat. View the video after the jump.
  • The Election May Be Decided Before November 6

    10/04/2012 12:02:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The presidential debates start October 3 and extend to October 22. But who wins or scores in the debates will have no influence on tens of thousands of Americans who will have already cast their votes for president and are not permitted to change their minds. In 2008, 31 percent of voters cast their ballots prior to Election Day, and the count was more than half in some battleground states. The percentage is expected to top 40 percent this year since early voting is now allowed in 32 states and began in Iowa on September 27. In 2008, John McCain...
  • Obama's Post Debate Status In The Race Can Be Summed Up In Two Words

    10/04/2012 11:58:37 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Race Card! Andrea Mitchell Suggests Sununu 'Take Back' Comment That Obama Is 'Lazy'

    10/04/2012 11:38:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Sununu, did you just call Barack Obama lazy? Quick: someone call the PC police! But before we slap the race-card cuffs on you, Andrea Mitchell, being the nice MSM lady she is, will offer you the chance to take back your horrifying comment! That's essentially what went down on Mitchell's MSNBC show this afternoon. Critiquing President Obama's listless debate performance, Romney adviser Sununu said that it revealed how "how lazy and detached" he is. Replied an appalled Mitchell: "Governor, I want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. Did you really mean to call Barack Obama,...
  • Can't Make a Choice Based on Lies

    10/04/2012 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Michael Medved
    Both presidential candidates describe this election as the most important choice in a generation and insist that the outcome will fatefully shape the direction of government and society. But voters can’t make a meaningful decision when the discussion during the last month of the campaign (and, undoubtedly, much of the televised debate on Wednesday night) will be based on shameless, embarrassing lies. Those lies flow most egregiously (but not exclusively) from the President of the United States. Every day Barack Obama frames the electoral decision as a stark choice between his warm-hearted, communitarian approach of “we’re all in this together”...
  • The First Debate

    10/04/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    As I write this column, I’m waiting impatiently for the first debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama. More than 50 million Americans were expected to watch the debate in Denver on Wednesday night, and you have probably seen it by the time you read this. I don’t know how it turned out, though The New York Times headline on Thursday probably read something like “St. Barack Slays Rich, Out-of-Touch Mormon Profiteer.” But it’s not too important that the mainstream liberal media have tried to pre-ordain their guy as the winner. And what Romney specifically said or didn’t say on...
  • Left feels Obama's pain after debate disaster

    10/04/2012 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/4/2012 | Doug Bookj
    Even more delightful than the Wednesday night whoopin Mitt Romney put on Barack Obama was the pain expressed by left-wing media and other pundits clearly in shock at what was universally looked upon as the president’s disastrous performance. National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier passed off the destruction of the Golden Boy as “the curse of incumbency.” “Like many of his predecessors,” writes the longtime AP reporter, “President Obama fell victim Wednesday night to high expectations, a short fuse, and a hungry challenger.” (1) “I don’t know what he was doing out there. He had his head down, he was enduring...
  • Mitt Romney just won the election in last night’s (October 3) debate

    10/04/2012 9:47:51 AM PDT · by Moseley · 21 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    ... The main reason in my view that Obama was crushed last night is that his entire campaign is based on LYING about Romney, and expecting everyone to just accept and believe his lies. When it was obvious that Obama was running against a ‘straw-man’ caricature misrepresenting Republican Mitt Romney, Obama collapsed and looked terrible. It wasn’t a question of delivery or demeanor or bringing his ‘A’ game. It was that Obama’s entire campaign against Romney is based upon spreading falsehoods about Romney, which Romney VERY effectively countered. (Many Republicans would have been in the same situation and failed to...
  • Obama Lost The First Debate To Romney For A Very Simple Reason (pic)

    10/04/2012 9:39:20 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
    It's the reason I'm willing to go out on a limb and say he'll win the next two as well. Unless Romney is being hustled (which is as unlikely a strategy as it is stupid) the Barack Obama Hopenchange unicorn is out of gas.Conservatives always knew it, the rest of the country is just now finding out.