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  • Political Correctness: The Last Refuge of a 'Retard'

    10/29/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 19 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-29 10:02:19 | mrcurmudgeon
    Mr Curmudgeon:During the third and final presidential debate held in Boca Raton, Florida, conservative columnist Ann Coulter Tweeted, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." Many among the media elite were highly offended that Coulter would use 'retard' to describe the man they consider the savior of America - President Barack Hussein Obama.Mitt Romney, who bested the president in the three-game series - as evidenced by his post-debate rise in the polls - proved to the American people, if not the media, he is knowledgeable and, more importantly, the only serious candidate of...
  • I Watched The Last Presidential Debate. I Saw A Robot

    10/23/2012 4:32:25 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 6 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/23/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Call it "postjudice,"or the making of a decision after examining gobs of evidence. I could not watch President Obama speak so peevishly and snarkily last night without also remembering so many of his cold and inhumane decisions, like voting as an Illinois  Senator to allow newborn babies, which escaped the abortionist's deadly scalpel, to lay until dead in the back room of a hospital's baby delivery room. I could not unremember him referring to the brutal rape and torture of ambassador Stevens as a "bump in the road," instigated by a "hateful anti Moslem video." Where were you, Mitt, on that one?  I could...
  • After final debate, Obama says election comes down to trust

    10/23/2012 10:51:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 23, 2012 | Jeff Mason
    ......"There is no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust," Obama told a rally of 11,000 people in Florida. "Everything he's doing right now is trying to hide his real positions in order to win this election." That argument was laid out by Obama in Monday night's debate with repeated accusations that Romney has shifted numerous policy positions since the Republican presidential primaries, when he was targeting his party's conservative base............
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    10/23/2012 8:08:07 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 92 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 10/23/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Photos from Debate 3

    10/23/2012 4:48:25 AM PDT · by JT Hatter · 8 replies
    Computer Screen Caps ^ | 10.23.12 | JT Hatter
    These are all I took from Debate 3. You are welcome to use them as you see fit.
  • Final debate LIVE THREAD

    10/22/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 1,280 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 10/22/12 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Available to watch on any news channel. 9 p.m. Eastern time. Yes it's early but NCIS is a rerun.
  • Desperate prez launches zingers, but not much else

    10/23/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | Joe Battenfeld
    President Obama won the staring contest, but he didn’t win the debate, and that means trouble for his re-election hopes. Obama, needing a big night to revive his flatlining campaign, sneered and scoffed at Mitt Romney all night but couldn’t deliver the knockout blow that would stop the GOP nominee’s momentum. Romney looked more like the front-runner and Obama looked more like a worried incumbent. The president’s snarky one-liners — such as lecturing Romney that “we have these things called aircraft carriers” — may have alienated some voters and will definitely fire up Republicans.
  • Bayonet Assault Course at Boot Camp

    10/22/2012 11:40:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Oct 27 2010 | MidWestMarines
    YOUTUBE showing bayonet training. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADBBekiLkoE
  • Horse Soldiers Statue Rededicated At WTC Site

    10/22/2012 11:36:50 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 3 replies
    http://www.ny1.com ^ | 10-19-2012 | By: Roger Clark
    A statue honoring soldiers who served in Afghanistan on horseback was rededicated Friday at the World Trade Center site. The 16-foot-tall Special Operations Horse Soldiers statue, located on Greenwich Street near the Path Station, commemorates when U.S. Special Operations team members rode horses into combat during the American invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Riding with and advising Northern Alliance warlords fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda on steep terrain in Northern Afghanistan, it was the first time U.S. troops rode horses in a military operation since 1942. "Having the terrorist attacks here, bringing this back home, it's priceless, words can't describe...
  • Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

    10/22/2012 11:23:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | Copyright 2009, | Doug STanton
    From The Washington Post From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com Reviewed by Chris Bray "Horse Soldiers" tells the important story of the Special Forces soldiers who first put American boots on the ground in Afghanistan in 2001. Fighting alongside the Northern Alliance, the troops, often riding on horseback, achieved several important victories against the Taliban.
  • Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11

    10/22/2012 11:17:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone
    sgtmacsbar.com ^ | 2002 | sgtmacsbar.com
    Video at link of Rumsfiled describing the specila forces on horseback.
  • We The People Presidential Debate-"In Their Own Words" The last debate before the election.

    10/22/2012 12:36:54 PM PDT · by SterlingSilver · 3 replies
    The questions they wouldn’t ask... The answers they tried to avoid... This final Presidential Debate is like no other. Truth - “In Their Own Words”. Produced "By The People", "Of The People" and "For The People" The liberal media continues to make every effort to advance their liberal bias and spin or conceal many facts about the presidential candidates that you need to know. Big Voices Media believes that for elections to be truly fair, the real truth about the candidates must be allowed to surface unfettered, so that Americans can make clear and conscious choices for candidates that most...
  • Vanity Question: Where can I download debate video file?

    10/18/2012 12:43:01 PM PDT · by BigDaddyTX · 16 replies
    I've searched and searched but can't find any actual video files that I can download, edit, cut, highlight and re-upload. I can't capture video on this PC either. Can anyone point me to a resource with video files of the debates? Thanks
  • Romney trapped Obama in the Second Debate

    10/17/2012 8:24:01 PM PDT · by keats5 · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2012 | Sally Zelikovsky
    Many in the punditry need to re-visit the section of the debate last night between Romney and Obama addressing the Libya question. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/romney_trapped_obama_in_the_second_debate.html#ixzz29cKUfzT7
  • Fact Check: 'Act of Terror' Not Same as 'Terrorism'

    10/17/2012 7:49:58 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Oct 1 2012 | Ed Sexton
    Last night President Obama got wee-weed-up claiming it was "offensive" to suggest that he or anyone on his team would mislead the public on the Benghazi attack. He then went on to immediately mislead the public about his own record on Benghazi. In case you missed it, you can watch the exchange here. Romney asks if the President is saying he called Benghazi an "act of terror" on 9/12 and Obama says "Please proceed, governor." Romney then says it was 14 days before Obama called it an "act of terror" and Obama interjects "get the transcript." At this point Candy...
  • Slow economic growth expected to slow demand for oil thru 2013 ( Obama said Recession raises price )

    10/17/2012 5:27:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    fuelfix.com ^ | Oct 10 2012 | fuelfix.com
    Slow economic growth will continue to dampen worldwide demand for oil by 800,000 to 900,000 barrels per day through 2012 and 2013, according to an International Energy Agency report. China, the Middle East and former Soviet Union countries are expected to lower their demand by 300,000 barrels per day, the report said. In July, global oil supply grew by an estimated 300,000 to 900,000 barrels per day, with emerging market countries generating more than half of the increase. However, Iran, Angola and Libya have all had a decline in crude oil supply, leading to an overall drop in oil supply...
  • VANITY: Obama’s Claim to Double exports- US Department of Commerce's numbers show the lie.

    10/17/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    bea.gov US Department of Commerce ^ | Oct 17 2012 | Vanity by NLZ
    Screen snap of the excel sheet sated Oct 11 2012 from US Department of Commerce:
  • Biased Moderator, Candy Crowley, Sides Incorrectly with Obama

    10/17/2012 1:01:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqU-bF5K8D4
  • A new, improved Barack Obama shows up for the 2nd debate but fails to halt Mitt Romney's momentum

    10/17/2012 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Justaham · 15 replies
    .dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/17/12 | Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama needed a game-changing night here in Hampstead, New York and Mitt Romney made sure he didn't get it. Over the 90 minutes, Obama might have edged it - just - but strategically he did little if anything to blunt Romney's growing advantage. Just as Al Gore over-compensated for his poor first debate in 2000, we saw a completely different Obama this time around. He had clearly had some intensive coaching from his debate prep team and was acting under orders to do change everything. Romney strategist Stuart Stevens quipped afterwards that he became 'Joe Biden without the...
  • Crowley: Romney ‘Right’ Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror,.. ["instinct forced her" call on Romney]

    10/16/2012 11:16:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Mediate ^ | October 16, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    ........“I heard the president speak at the time. I, sort of, reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it,” said Crowley. “I knew that the president had said, you know, these acts of terror won’t stand. Or, whatever the whole quote was.” “Right after that I did turn around and say, but you’re totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that that there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate which there wasn’t,” Crowley...
  • Candy Crowley: He Was Right,Moderator: Romney was 'right in the main'

    10/16/2012 10:21:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Oct 16 2012 | freebeacon
    After the debate, debate moderator Candy Crowley said Republican nominee Mitt Romney was “right in the main” but “picked the wrong word” on the Obama administration’s immediate response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. Crowley interrupted Romney during the debate, insisting that President Obama had in fact called the attack an “act of terror.” ROMNEY: I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror. OBAMA: Get the transcript. CROWLEY: It — it — it...
  • Even the Liberals Couldn't Find Anything Good to Cheer about after the First Debate!

    10/14/2012 9:06:45 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-14 08:52:19 | Dr. Phil
    By Dr Phil TavernaThe first Presidential debate was fun to watch. 67 % of those polled thought Obama would win. I didn't think Obama could win. There would be no teleprompter to help him along. There would be no screaming ideologs to faint for Obama. Obama was all alone with nothing but his ideology.For months Obama and the liberals have crowded the airways with millions of dollars worth of ads that were for the most part nothing but lies. And the best part was to see Obama try to repeat the lies as though Governor Romney was just going to...
  • The Emperor is naked [the worst is yet to come for Obama]

    10/06/2012 4:56:47 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    QMI Agency ^ | Friday, October 05, 2012 | Michael Coren
    Oh Lord, Oh Lord! What a sheer bloody joy it was to see Barack Obama, peace be upon him, exposed as the mediocre, media-inflated, self-important regional politician he so obviously is. The emperor was revealed as having no clothes at all, as being totally naked. In spite of the massive amounts of media spin and Hollywood slander, in spite of the pompous, smug, verbose and tendentious moderator, in spite of Obama’s blatant dishonesty, Mitt Romney looked the adult to the president’s child. A mature and responsible adult at that, to a petulant and angry child. Perhaps the most startling moment...
  • Gallup: Romney scored biggest debate win in history

    10/08/2012 10:09:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2012 | Christian Heinze
    According to a new Gallup poll of those who watched last week's presidential debate, 72% picked Mitt Romney as the winner, while only 20% thought Barack Obama won. That''s the biggest win in history, exceeding even Bill Clinton's 42% advantage in his townhall debate over George H.W. Bush (the one where Bush checked his watch). The numbers on Romney vs. Obama reflect those of snap opinion polls. According to Gallup, Republicans gave him a 95% win over Obama, Independents picked him, 70%-19%, and even Democrats thought Romney won, 49%-39%. But does that really matter? Yes, Gallup notes that in the...
  • Barack Obama, Bully

    10/07/2012 3:01:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    David Remnick's piece in The New Yorker, attempting to "understand" Obama's debate defeat, begins thusly: When Barack Obama was a student at Harvard Law School, he was never known as a particularly good debater. In class, if he thought that a fellow student had said something foolish, he showed no forensic bloodlust. He did not go out of his way to defeat someone in argument; instead he tried, always with a certain decorous courtesy, to try to persuade, to reframe his interlocutor’s view, to signal his understanding while disagreeing. Obama became president of the law review—the first African-American to do...
  • Debate lie detector results

    10/06/2012 12:45:50 PM PDT · by rawcatslyentist · 14 replies
    http://netrightdaily.com ^ | Oct 5 2012 | Voice Analysis Technologies, LLC.
    Here are the results of the lie detector test conducted by Voice Analysis Technologies, LLC. Any questions on these results can be directed to them at Read more atNetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2012/10/debate-lie-detector-results/#ixzz28YPlsnbd
  • New Yorker Satirizes Obama Debate Performance on Cover

    10/06/2012 5:33:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 9/5/2012 | Martin Gould
    First the empty chair, now the empty podium — at least that’s how The New Yorker magazine sees the first presidential debate. For its cover due out on Monday, the venerable magazine has chosen a caricature of Mitt Romney debating a podium without anyone behind it, as it satirizes President Barack Obama’s poor performance on Wednesday night in Denver. The picture is titled “One on One,” even though the Republican challenger is alone on stage.
  • A Breath Of Fresh Air.

    10/06/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | October 6 2012 | Skip MacLure
    That whooshing sound you heard, after the first presidential debate on Wednesday night, was the collective exhalation of the breath of every Patriot Tea Party member in the nation. We’d all hoped that Mitt Romney would at least hold his own with the ‘Anointed One’, whose brilliance, we had been assured by the Lame Stream Press, eclipsed that of all mortal men. To my absolute delight, after the first few minutes, it became readily apparent that Mitt Romney not only had the effrontery to challenge the media messiah… he neatly filleted him… in a gentlemanly sort of way. It’s what...
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • A Second-by-Second Preview of What Romney Will Do at the Debate (he did not cheat)

    10/05/2012 3:28:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | 10-3-12 | Reeve
    The Romney campaign has spent the last few weeks hyping the event, but while doing so, they've made the curious decision to preview almost every single second of the candidate's debate performance in the press. The pundit consensus is that Mitt Romney needs to do something big to move polls in his direction, and the campaign consensus is that the debate will be what does it. Here's a look at the extremely detailed account of what Romney will do, according to what his campaign has told the media: 9:00p.m. ET: Debate starts Seconds later: "As soon as he gets on...
  • The New Yorker's Brutal Cover On The Presidential Debate ('Eastwooded')

    10/05/2012 3:20:01 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-5-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The New Yorker's Brutal Cover On The Presidential Debate Brett LoGiuratoOctober 5, 2012Eastwooded: (We cannot post articles from The Newyorker)
  • Upon Further Review: Mitt Romney May Have Cheated To Win The Debate

    Over the past day the game tape of the debate has been reviewed. While Mitt Romney still enjoys the afterglow of the debate, the lies and half truths he told are being dissected. From tax policy to hiring teachers. From cracking down on Wall Street (and Sesame Street) to coverage for the uninsured. From Medicare to shipping jobs overseas the fact checkers have been very busy correcting the record and pointing out falsehoods. Even Team Romney had to correct the candidate on health care immediately after the debate. As I predicted earlier this week, Romney had an October Surprise planned...
  • Romney's Sick Joke

    10/05/2012 1:18:09 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 113 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/4/2012 | Paul Krugman
    “No. 1,” declared Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s debate, “pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.” No, they aren’t — as Mr. Romney’s own advisers have conceded in the past, and did again after the debate.
  • Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest aboard Air Force One

    10/05/2012 1:09:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | October 5, 2012 | Josh Earnest, Jen Pstaki
    Q: The President today sort of seemed like he was running through a litany of things that he could have or would have said at the debate. Was there any sort of reset in the campaign as far as the President either taking responsibility for his debate performance or coming out with a -- promising a more aggressive tone starting today? MS. PSAKI: Well, as we learned on Wednesday night, Mitt Romney is willing to say and do anything to become President, and we've certainly taken that into account over the last two days. Q: During the debate, was he...
  • The First Debate: Mitt Romney's Five Biggest Lies

    10/04/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 42 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/4/2012 | Tim Dickinson
    The First Debate: Mitt Romney's Five Biggest Lies The truth behind that $5 trillion tax cut, pre-existing conditions and more By Tim Dickinson October 4, 2012 9:32 AM ETMitt Romney turned in a polished performance in last night's presidential debate – and revealed himself to be an accomplished and unapologetic liar. In an evening where he sought to slice and dice the president with statistics, Romney baldly misrepresented his own policy prescriptions, made up numbers to fit his attacks and buried clear contrasts with the president under a heaping pile of horseshit.Here are mendacious Mitt's five most outrageous statements:1. "I...
  • Boing! (3 Swing State Polls: Romney up in Ohio, VA and FL)

    10/05/2012 8:08:07 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    We Ask America ^ | 10/05/2012 | Staff
    Few disagree that Mitt Romney won Wednesday night’s presidential debate. Even fewer would argue against the notion that Romney sorely needed that performance to put his campaign back on track. With the national polling averages hovering around three percent in Barack Obama’s favor, Romney’s inability to gain traction was resulting in a pundit-driven drum beat of inevitability. Not so fast there, muchachos. Polling in key states has shown a widening gap, but in many states, the spreading numbers have been more meandering that directional. True, if it had continued that way the election could have gently slid into the point...
  • Obama’s Education Plan Means $17 Million in New Union Dues Revenue

    10/05/2012 7:50:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    10/05/2012 5:40:30 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 93 replies
    DEBATE THIS! The presidential debate Wednesday night was the most tweeted about event in political history, and, it's still being talked about this morning.Jon Stewart, appearing on Good Morning America today to tout his own upcoming debate (Saturday in Washington) with Bill O'Reilly, assessed President Obama and Mitt Romney."I think we can all be satisfied in this election that no matter what happens, we're going to have an incredibly good-looking president," cracked Stewart. "That was some beefcake up there last night. The two of them. And when they take this thing into the swimsuit competition...."He continued: "There's not a...
  • Honey, I Shrunk the President

    10/05/2012 1:54:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2012 | JAMES TARANTO
    .....We could spend hours quoting disparaging reviews of Obama's performances from journalists who were never as head-over-heels as Matthews and Sullivan, but we like to pretend as if we have space constraints, so we'll just take one representative example,...Tunku Varadarajan writes: "My God, in the four years that we've seen him in the White House, I don't think we've ever seen the president so flaccid, so dull-brained, so jejune, so shifty, so downcast."This columnist has to disagree. Obama's lame performance last night seemed typical to us. We can think of a few occasions in which we've seen the president less...
  • Obama's Debate Shellacking

    10/05/2012 1:53:27 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-04 16:25:00 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:To be perfectly honest, I didn't think Romney had it in him. The first presidential debate was a stunning wake-up call to President Obama and his gushing followers. Romney was in total command of the debate, hammering the incumbent on his failed economic policies, refusing to allow Obama to frame the debate with the usual Democratic Party bumper sticker talking points. Obama looked more like the challenger than a sitting president. Romney kept his square jaw up and facing the president, smiling - Reagan-like - while Obama hurled one tired charge after another.Even the Obama media was forced...
  • Obama's Mask Slips [Romney wins over another skeptic]

    10/05/2012 12:56:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Much is being made of the devastating blow that Mitt Romney administered to President Obama in the first presidential debate Wednesday night. Romney was masterful; Obama was incomprehensible. Romney was presidential; Obama was incoherent. Romney schooled Obama; Obama responded by doing the hand motions to "The Wheels On the Bus Go Round and Round." Republicans and conservatives alike were cheering. Even Romney skeptics like me happily conceded that Romney was the right guy all along. There will be an October surprise from the Obama camp, but they got one themselves Wednesday night. Obama was rambling, fumbling, stuttering. He was terrible....
  • Why was President Obama so bad?

    10/04/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 159 replies
    The Barack Obama who stood on the debate stage in Denver Wednesday night was virtually unrecognizable to the person who swept to victory in 2008 or even the man who had built a narrow-but-clear edge in the 2012 race. In the wake of the debate, Democrats conceded that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had dominated the proceedings and quickly moved on to a deeper — and harder to answer — question: What the hell was wrong with the president? Theories abound — up to an including that Obama, who had done debate prep in Las Vegas, struggled to adjust to...
  • AARP to Obama: Stop citing us

    10/04/2012 2:18:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/4/2012 | Elise Viebeck
    AARP has a message for President Obama: Stop using us to score political points. Obama cited the nonpartisan senior lobby twice in Wednesday's debate when arguing against Mitt Romney's Medicare proposals. The remarks prompted a polite statement from AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta asking candidates to refrain from mentioning the group. "AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign," Hishta said. "AARP is a nonpartisan organization, and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party." Hishta sent a similar dispatch in August, when the Obama...
  • Romney on points — Obama didn’t make case for 2nd term

    10/04/2012 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    DENVER— Mitt Romney prevailed over President Barack Obama in their first debate on Wednesday — with Obama not able to present a forceful defense of his tenure in office or why he deserved a second term. Romney put Obama off his game. .....The best gut punch from Romney: That Obama had misplaced priorities his first years in office and put all his efforts into getting Obamacare passed — instead of jobs. Obama never delivered a strong summary of what he did for job creation. He had a story to tell. He never told it. Obama — who had been advised...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, October 4, 2012

    10/04/2012 7:53:04 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 145 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 10/04/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Romney’s strong debate performance a potential boost for Scott Brown

    10/04/2012 12:02:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 4, 2012 | Noah Bierman
    Senator Scott Brown has tried to distance himself from Governor Mitt Romney during this election, but Brown could get an important boost from Romney’s debate performance Wednesday night. Romney’s dismal poll numbers in Massachusetts have been Brown’s biggest hurdle, so anything that makes Romney even slightly more competitive in the state could help Brown in a tight election against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Most observers have crowned Romney the victor of Wednesday’s debate, though it’s uncertain what impact that will ultimately have on the presidential election..... Warren on Wednesday night worked to align herself with Obama, sending frequent tweets cheering...
  • Obama-Romney presidential debate 2012: Mitt clobbers Obama

    10/04/2012 11:57:59 AM PDT · by BushMeister · 6 replies
    NMATV ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | NMATV
    Hilarious video from Taiwan: NMATV
  • Was this Obama's Jimmy Carter moment? President's woeful debate compared to 1980 TV disaster

    10/04/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2012 | Toby Harnden In Denver and Hugo Gye
    Was this Obama's Jimmy Carter moment? President's woeful debate compared to 1980 TV disaster that handed Reagan victory Barack Obama has been savaged over his performance in last night's presidential debate, with one commentator even suggesting that he was less effective than the hapless Jimmy Carter. Even those who have been the President's most enthusiastic cheerleaders in the past lined up to denounce the evening as a 'disaster' for Mr Obama, and worried that Mitt Romney's resounding win would allow him to turn around his struggling campaign. Prominent Obama fans denounced the President as 'off his game', saying the debate...
  • Just how bad is the damage?

    10/04/2012 6:22:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 155 replies
    Salon ^ | October 4, 2012 | Steve Kornacki
    Let’s get the obvious out of the way:Barack Obama lost last night’s presidential debate. The question is how badly it will hurt him. Heading into last night,the president enjoyed a lead of 3.1 points in the Real Clear Politics polling average. The margin was roughly consistent with where the race has been since Romney secured the Republican nomination in the spring,but it did reflect a slight tightening over the past week. But the immediate verdict from voters who watched the debate was clear,with 67 percent saying Romney fared better in a CNN flash poll,compared to just 25 percent for Obama....
  • Byron York: Team Obama struggles as Romney wins big

    10/04/2012 12:55:17 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 4, 2012
    DENVER -- Just seconds after the presidential debate ended here at the University of Denver Wednesday night, Mitt Romney's advisers and surrogates rushed to the press room to take reporters' questions and tout their man's performance. They were eager, happy, and ready to talk because they believed their man scored a clear win in his first face-off with President Obama. After a few minutes of interviews, and the arrival of still more Romney surrogates, some reporters looked around and asked: Are there any Democrats here? Where are the Obama advisers and surrogates eager to speak for the president? It took...