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  • just a conservative girl 8:20 AM on 10/23/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Debates – Romney/Ryan 2.35 Obama/Biden 1.65 

    Wow, what a snooze fest last night.  I doubt that anyone except the media (who is paid to watch) and political junkies stayed until the end of that one.  Which was unfortunate for Romney, as he improved as the night went on.  His opening statement was rambling and almost incoherent.

    Now most of the polls are showing a Obama win by a slight margin.  I have to say I agree with that.  But, one must remember that a sitting president is always going to have an advantage on foreign policy compared to a challenger.  That said, Obama needed a knock out last night, and he didn’t do that.

    Gov. Romney was able to hold his own.  Now, many conservatives are upset that he didn’t hit Libya more.  I personally feel he did the right thing.  Romney is in a very good position right now with 14 days left until the election.  Caution was the word of the night, as I think it should have been.  Romney got a little burned with pushing Libya last week.  Unfairly of course, but that doesn’t change the fact that it hurt him a bit last week.

    Romney needed to pass the CIC test.  I believe he did that.  He was steady under the constant attempts of Obama to paint him as some sort of war monger who would be pulling the trigger on Iran on day one.  No one wants to go to war.  That is just a caricature that is painted of the right.  Romney was able to stay steady and say that he wants to try to use diplomacy first.  Of course military action can’t be taken off the table, but it isn’t the first, or even second or third option.

    President Obama again tried to mischaracterize Romney’s past statements, mostly by not providing the proper context.  Romney (and even some of the fact checkers) have done a good job at setting the record straight on those.

    What I found the most amusing was the fact that Obama kept saying that Romney agreed with much of what he was doing in the arena of foreign policy.  What Obama (and the media for that matter) hasn’t mentioned is that much of what Obama has done was continuing policies put in place by President Bush.  An irony that has largely been lost on the left.

    Now, Romney’s closing statement was a thing of beauty:

    ROMNEY: Thank you.

    Bob, Mr. President, folks at Lynn University, good to be with you. I’m optimistic about the future. I’m excited about our prospects as a nation. I want to see peace. I want to see growing peace in this country. It’s our objective.

    We have an opportunity to have real leadership. America’s going to have that kind of leadership and continue to promote principles of peace to make a world a safer place and make people in this country more confident that their future is secure. I also want to make sure that we get this economy going. And there are two very different paths the country can take. One is a path represented by the president, which at the end of four years would mean we’d have $20 trillion in debt heading towards Greece. I’ll get us on track to a balanced budget.

    The president’s path will mean continuing declining in take-home pay. I want to make sure our take-home pay turns around and starts to grow.

    The president’s path will mean continuing declining in take-home pay. I want to make sure take-home pay turns around and starts to grow. The president’s path means 20 million people out of work struggling for a good job. I’ll get people back to work with 12 million new jobs.

    I’m going to make sure that we get people off of food stamps, not by cutting the program, but by getting them good jobs.

    America’s going to come back, and for that to happen, we’re going to have to have a president who can work across the aisle. I was in a state where my legislature was 87 percent Democrat. I learned how to get along on the other side of the aisle. We’ve got to do that in Washington. Washington is broken. I know what it takes to get this country back, and will work with good Democrats and good Republicans to do that.

    This nation is the hope of the earth. We’ve been blessed by having a nation that’s free and prosperous thanks to the contributions of the greatest generation. They’ve held a torch for the world to see – the torch of freedom and hope and opportunity. Now, it’s our turn to take that torch. I’m convinced we’ll do it.

    We need strong leadership. I’d like to be that leader with your support. I’ll work with you. I’ll lead you in an open and honest way, and I ask for your vote. I’d like to be the next president of the United States to support and help this great nation and to make sure that we all together remain America as the hope of the earth.

    Thank you so much.

    I especially loved how Romney kept bringing it back to economic issues.  On this Romney and I agree 100% – a economically weak America is a danger to the entire world.  I was very happy to see him bringing that up and bringing it up often.  The two are very closely connected.

    Romney needed to be bloodied last night to change the momentum in the race – Obama couldn’t accomplish that.  Obama may have a slight win last night – but it seems it is too little too late.

     
    • joyannaadams 1:55 PM on 10/23/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m very confused about how debates are won or lost. Obama is declared the winner on…what? He attacked Mitt more? Obama was the one putting me to sleep. Teachers,..and then there was the teachers…we need more teachers, and do you get points on just how you LOOK? I’m confused. Obama looked almost mean at times….His one big point was the “Where have you been…we don’t use horses anymore…yada we have subs…yada..) Everyone knew Mitt wasn’t wanting more horses…probably more nuclear subs. But that’s the highlight? Pathetic. People that give Obama the “win” on that snarky remark are not paying much attention.

      Mitt won..put in loads more information and facts than Obama, and on substance the comparison was remarkably more succinct from Mitt. But he smiled. Guess that’s the reason he lost. He didn’t get into the “fight” mode…and Obama did.

      For a future President, which would we rather have…an “angry young man” or a President that is measured? Obama looked petty angry last night. While many of us would have liked to see the “fight” …it’s best not to fight a pit bull. It’s best to just tie him up. Let Obama go retire to his “Presidential mutil-million dollar museum in Hawaii…or will it be Chicago? Sadly, like Bill Cliinton, we will be tortured with this man the rest of our lives whether he “wins” or ‘loses.”

      I thought Mitt won. But that’s just a Nobody Opinion.

      • just a conservative girl 10:57 PM on 10/23/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Debates are won by points. In presidential politics debate tend to be one by your own ideology it seems. R’s thought Romeny won, D’s thought Obama won. Most times it is a draw. Obama landed some punches, which is why I gave him a slight edge. But as I said, too little too late. Mitt can win if he stays focused and makes no major mistake.

      • signpainterguy 11:16 AM on 10/24/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Spot on Joyanna; it is stupid to award victory in a debate to the one who lied the most, even if he did sound more forceful, cast dagger eyes and condescend at every opportunity. That is what the left loves and why they gave the wins to Oblamer in debates #2 and #3. He was no more than a well prepared child – a lying child !

  • just a conservative girl 7:18 AM on 10/17/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Mr. President, Lets look at the Transcript of your Rose Garden Statements on Libya 

    Hey I even found video with subtitles.  Please show me the line where you called it terrorism?  Pretty please, Mr. President.  I can’t find it.  But I did find the one that you blamed it on a video that no one in Libya had even seen.

    Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths.  We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.  But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.  None.  The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

     
  • just a conservative girl 8:06 AM on 10/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Debates Romney/Ryan 1.45 Obama/Biden 0.55 

    I am not going to be popular with this but I give Biden a slight win.  Yes, he acted like a jerk with all that smiling and interrupting, that is true.  It is also true that everything he said about Libya is a provable lie.   But, and this is a big but, the base was very demoralized after last week’s truly poor performance by President Obama.  Biden’s job was to come out swinging and keep swinging throughout.  He did that.

    The truly undecided are not going to decide based on the VP debate unless they believe that the person selected isn’t qualified to be POTUS, therefore all the pressure was on Congressman Ryan.  Many are still unclear of his record and don’t know a great deal about him.  Sadly so many people don’t pay much attention to politics.

    Look Joe Biden said many things that are simply untrue.  Very few in the media or anyone that has really followed the story know that what he said about Libya is simply untrue.  He wisely tried to change the subject almost immediately, but it was too late.  That will hit every fact checker’s list of whoppers.  Even Andrea Mitchell of MSDNC called him out on his falsehoods.  But again, the people who don’t pay much attention are not going to read the fact checkers.  They vote based on sound bites.

    The debate was pretty much a draw, the reason that I give Biden a slight edge is that he got his base excited again.

    The problem is, with so few days left until election day if your goal is to excite your base, you are in trouble.

     
  • Sherry 4:10 PM on 10/05/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Spinning and Winning Strategies 

    At first, I wasn’t going to address this issue, be gracious in victory and all that, but now that the apologists, toadies, flunkies and sycophants have begun declaring there were multiple mysterious forces at work to deprive the President of his victory, I’m mad.

    One day after the debate thumping, the president was out in Virginia declaring that a “different Mitt Romney” was at the debates.

    Today, there are conspiracy theories about altitude sickness and secret tissue cheat sheets, the need for the President to appear non threatening and code words for racism when Romney called out the President for repeating claims that were untrue.

    So as I understand it, the reason the President lost isn’t the facts (his record), isn’t he looked tired, isn’t he didn’t respond to questions and grew combative even with the moderator, but that Romney has an evil twin who sports a magic handkerchief.

    Seriously?  Theoretically, satire of the existing administration was supposed to be hard.   So what really caused the reality of the debate night?  Potluck has uncovered possible theories.

    10) Vegas.

    9) It was a “drag” preparing.

    8) Distracted by derailed elaborate plans for wedding anniversary, Michelle disapproved of the menu.

    7) Maybe Michael Moore is right about John Kerry.

    6) Was up all night following the FBI examinations of Libyan embassy ruins.

    5) Jim Lehrer Jedi Mind tricks didn’t work.

    4) I was told he was a robot.   My people said he was a stupid robot.  I would have cleaned the clock of a stupid robot.

    3) Still jazzed from that party with JayZ.

    2) You don’t understand, it isn’t supposed to be fair. It’s supposed to be fair in my favor.

    1) I didn’t lose. Everyone I’ve talked to has said I dominated the air and it’s all over.

     

     
    • SignPainterGuy 12:08 AM on 10/06/2012 Permalink | Reply

      So, The Goracle`s explanation of 5,000′ altitude is too high for Obama`s brain to work properly without sufficient time to adjust didn`t seem plausible (or implausible) enough to make the list ? It sounded to me to fit right in there with the rest of Dr Climate Change`s loony notions. Oh, and on the subject of AlBore, the hypocrite, although he “sounds” all in for green energy alternatives, he has not one red cent invested in green tech.; according to the SEC. Fascinating; carbon credits for thee, but not for me !

      Yeah, I don`t blame you for omitting Prof. Settled Science; he`s just TOO ridiculous !

    • SignPainterGuy 12:24 AM on 10/06/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Zero exhibited the classic example of cowardice after being soundly trounced by going out on Wednesday and repeating the same “$5 Trillion tax cut” lie and talking tuff. Very childish and insulting to everyone who saw the debate. He obviously thinks he`s fooling people and for some, he`s right. SAD !

      It has been suggested that Barry lost / performed poorly because of his drug use – Current and continuing drug use !

  • just a conservative girl 10:28 PM on 05/17/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh Hewitt – Another to Add to the List of People Who Don’t Respect the Voices of the People 

    This is why the GOP needs to rethink its debate schedule and why the RNC should take over the operation of the debates and exile Cain, Johnson and Paul as well as every other candidate without a prayer of winning.  (Santorum is a long shot, but he has a realistic though small chance of winning the nomination, while the others do not.)  The seriousness of the fiscal crisis requires the GOP and its candidates to act seriously, and allowing marginal candidates to eat up time and distract from the enormous problems facing the country is not serious.

    Gingrich and Romney sensed this and wisely avoided this event.  Governor Pawlenty who needs to build name ID and a donor base probably has no choice but to attend them all.

    I really like Hugh Hewitt and I generally agree with most of what he says.  This I absolutely don’t agree with.  It is not up to the RNC who gets into the race.  It is up to the individual following the laws and the rules to enter.  If a candidate files the paperwork and pays the fee, he has every right to enter the race.  We should never be shutting down speech.  We need to encourage as much free speech as possible.  We also need to give the voters as many different points of view so we are sure we are picking the right person.  On top of the fact that he putting Gingrich in a higher level than Santorum or Cain is simply laughable.  Cain was the winner of the debate by most standards. 

    I don’t want the RNC making the decisions on who can enter a race, especially for president.  One of the reasons that we are in the mess that we are in is because of the establishment GOP supporting people like Lindsey Graham.  We get to decide who wins a primary.  The RNC should be doing nothing to interfere with this process.  We all know that they do, but they shouldn’t be. 

    Shame on you Hugh.

     
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