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After a very long day of driving to and from Jackson for a 15 minute scan of cats (CT scan), the Mr and I sat down to watch the third Obama lie fest, also known as a presidential debate. Joy. I’ve never had a blood pressure problem, but I gotta tell ya, last night had me wound up tighter that a yo-yo! And that was AFTER taking pain meds.
Ok, so what did I honestly think? We’re honest here, right? Bob Schiefer didn’t do as bad a job as what I had expected. He did attempt to reign in Obama when he just HAD to give his “I’ll make it quick” speeches. Although he wasn’t always successful, he did try. Governor Romney, on the other hand, was more successful in behaving like an adult, which isn’t all the surprising when you consider he WAS the only adult in the debate.
I learned nothing new. I don’t know about you, but I’m of the mind that Obama could get some new material, based more on truth and reality than what he spits out on his stump speeches. When he continuously repeats, pretty much word for word, the same lies that have been PROVEN to be lies, over and over and over…whether in a speech or debate, it makes for some seriously boring viewing. He seems to be incapable of giving a direct answer to a direct question. Think Libya! He still refuses to give direct answers, and contrary to what some of the extreme left talking heads have been saying, it IS an important issue, and NO, we are NOT going to “move on”!
While Romney didn’t give his best performance, he was still head and shoulders above Obama. He didn’t smirk, grit his teeth, or express anything condescending in either his responses, or his body language. He started out slow, thanks in large part to Obama’s petulant behavior, but ended up pretty strong. Has anyone made a count of how many times each interrupted the other? While Obama attacked with sound bites, Romney attempted to give clear and concise responses. It’s difficult to debate a petulant 4 year old, and Gov Romney showed a great deal of patience. Personally, I would have had to reach across that table and do a Gibbs on the kid.
I was a little disappointed in some of Romney’s responses to a few questions, like dealing with countries that hate us. I’m sorry, but diplomacy won’t work with countries like Iran, and it sure won’t work with the billions of Muslims whose only purpose in life is to destroy the U.S. and Israel. If he has read the Quran, he’d know that. There are no moderate Muslims, just ones who let the jihadis do the job for them.
Others have picked apart the responses, and done a much better job than I could (see below). Unfortunately for Mr Obama, there are a great many of us out here in the real world who know he lies, and has from the beginning. Thankfully, many more are waking up to that fact. I just hope it’s not too late! The media on the other hand is nothing more than the Obama propaganda machine, and those who still have some common sense left would do well to avoid them.
For the record, Mr Obama, this is a picture of a Marine. Please note the long sharp pointy thing at the end of his weapon. THAT is called a “bayonet”. Please attempt to learn a few facts, K?
And…for those of you who missed it, or are a glutton for punishment, here is the debate in its entirety:
Obama/Biden – ZIP
I keep hearing/reading that the ‘experts’ say Mitt Romney has no experience in foreign policy, so he shouldn’t be elected president. Uh huh….and the guy who went into the White House almost 4 years ago had no foreign policy experience either. The problem is, he still doesn’t. Apparently, he has learned nothing in his term about economic, domestic, or foreign policies. What little he has accomplished was started by the Bush administration, and he just left those policies in place. Anything he has done on his own he has royally F.d Up.
Apparently, he has been following the well intentioned, but totally naive, advice of the Report on the commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (Graham/Talent Commission) which, in part, states:
“The next administration needs to go much further, using the tools of ‘soft power’ to communicate effectively about American intentions and to build grassroots social and economic institutions that will discourage radicalism and undercut terrorists in danger spots around the world-especially in Pakistan. There are simple steps that most individuals can take to mitigate the consequences of an attack-even a WMD attack. By demonstrating that they could reduce at a national level the potential damage and lasting effects caused by an attack, citizens might convince a terrorist organization that pursuing such an attack was not worth the effort and thus deter it.”
Excuse me while I pick my chin up off the floor. Have they not heard the words of the jihadists? Their intent is to destroy the U.S., and thus destroy Israel. Since the U.S. swore to protect Israel (although I doubt if this pretender has any intention of keeping that promise), what better way to insure Israel’s destruction than to first obliterate the world’s only super power who could stop them in their quest?
It’s time to face some hard realities. We will be at war for the rest of our lives…..unless we can’t totally destroy the evil that permeates the entire world, or we are completely and thoroughly obliterated. The intent of Islam is to rule the entire world, and they aren’t joking around. There are NO moderate Muslims who can be reasoned with, on any level. They will either enact Sharia Law in every nation, or die trying. Life means nothing to these people. It’s high time the U.S. Government come to grips with that reality!
Tonight’s final presidential debate will focus solely on foreign policy. Moderator Bob Schieffer announced that the topics will be: “America’s Role in the World,” “Our Longest War—Afghanistan and Pakistan,” “Red Lines—Israel and Iran,” “The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism,” and “The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World.” Heritage’s foreign policy experts have written a series of tipsheets for prepping on each of these issues, featured on our Debate 2012 page and linked below.
Do you ever have the overwhelming need to take someone by the shoulders and shake them till their head rattles? I got that feeling a LOT last night. I do have to admit that Obama was a bit more animated, but his inability to tell the truth when it DOES smack him upside the head is just mind boggling. I kind of doubt I’m not the only one who notice most of his responses were pretty much exactly the same as his speeches on the stump. The could have just had a tape of him, from any number of his campaign speeches….really doesn’t matter which parts, because he mostly failed to answer the specific questions that were asked by the audience.
Governor Romney, on the other hand, did do his best to answer the questions. That is, until Obama interrupted him. I did notice that after a while, Romney was also doing some interrupting of his own. Considering that Obama got more time than he did, can’t say as I blame him, although it is rude. If he hadn’t, likely all we would have heard is just one more word for word speech from the man/child. You could tell, by the look on his face, he was getting frustrated.
One point in Obama’s favor….he didn’t do all the cackling that Biden did, although there were plenty of smirks. That line from Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men comes to mind…”You can’t handle the truth!” Mr Obama has a real problem with truth! Repeating the same tired old accusations that have been proven false, time and time again, is pretty pathetic, and extremely un-presidential.
One of the many whoppers…Obama claimed that he called the attack in Benghazi ‘a terrorist attack’. The Rose Garden speech does mention the word terror:
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
However, as is typical, Mr Obama twisted the truth….he NEVER called the attack on our consulate and the murder of our countrymen an ‘act of terror’. It was at least two weeks AFTER the murders that he finally conceded it was a planned attack on OUR soil against OUR representatives. To me, that is an act of war. To the Obama administration, it’s an every day, ordinary crime.
The numbers he keeps making up as he goes along are easy to check as well. Apparently, he’s counting on his base to remain ignorant.
Sad to say, the critics were correct in questioning Crowley as moderator. She may have attempted to be neutral, but quite a few times, her bias would shine through. Did they goes through a pool of the most left leaning “journalists” they could find, and pick out the ones with no objectivity? Whoever decided on the two women moderators must have been smoking crack.
While Obama did do a bit better in this debate, I’m going to have to say that Romney won once again. Content, believability, and style are quite important when deciding on a president. Who would make a better leader? Obama has no content, and his lack of presidential behavior is all too apparent. He is definitely NO leader! He is not good for this country, as is evidenced by the shape we are in today. It is time for him to retire to his rumored multi million dollar mansion in Hawaii.
Romney – 2
Obama – ZIP
….from Chicks On The Right!
We plan on watching the debate this evening. Considering the ABC “news” correspondent is apparently a bud of the pretender’s, I’m fairly sure that it will be nothing less than infuriating, yet entertaining. You’d like to think that such person in the business would be fairly neutral when dealing with politics, and politicians. Sadly, we’ve learned the last couple of decades that covering one’s bias for one side or the other is passe’. Organizations such as ABC have been carrying Obama’s spit bucket since he announced in Springfield.
I predict that Joe Biden’s lies will be given a pass, and Paul Ryan’s truths will be vilified. It’s just the way they roll! If she does happen to ask any of the questions below, in a serious manner, honestly, I will be surprised.
10 Questions for the Vice Presidential Debate
Tonight’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan is supposed to cover both domestic and foreign policy. The Heritage Foundation’s policy experts have submitted 10 questions they would like to see asked in the debate.
Watch with us tonight—we will be streaming the debate live at 9 p.m. ET on our Debate 2012 page, with an experts’ live blog.
1. Obamacare takes $716 billion out of Medicare to fund Obamacare. This includes $156 billion in cuts to Medicare Advantage. Currently, 27 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage, which is a private alternative to traditional Medicare. The Medicare Chief Actuary projects that by 2017, Obamacare’s severe cuts will decrease enrollment in Medicare Advantage by 50 percent and result in less generous benefit packages for those who do remain in the program. What changes would you make, if any, to ensure that these seniors are able to keep their current Medicare Advantage plan?
Civil rights attorney George Barrett Wednesday filed an appeal to the Tennessee Court of Appeals of a recent state court decision that found Tennessee’s voter identification law to be constitutional.
His application for emergency appeal asks state officials to remove government-issued photo ID as a voting requirement in the November election.
The appeal requests a hearing no later than Oct. 12. Tennessee’s early voting starts Oct. 17.
Barrett has been at war for months with state officials over the state’s voter ID law, which took effect this year. He has called the law “an unconstitutional impediment on the right to vote.”
Isn’t it interesting that the only people who object to a photo ID to use the most precious gift we have as Americans, the right to vote, are the same ones that insisted on photo ID at their convention? These are the same liars who encourage criminals to invade our country, who cheat and steal to get what they want, and to hell with the rest of us. We don’t matter. It’s their ability to cheat to retain THEIR power that matters.
This is not a civil rights issue! Why some overpriced civil rights lawyers has poked his nose in is beyond me. There are quite a number of areas where you NEED a photo ID. Here are just a few:
Apply for welfare
Apply for food stamps
Cash a check
Purchase a firearm
Make any large credit card purchase
Open a bank account
Rent an apartment
Be admitted to a hospital
Get a marriage license
Get a library card
Buy an airline ticket
Get on the plane
Rent a video
Pawn any item
And that’s just for starters. How is that discriminatory? I guess since voting is more important that buying groceries, it’s ok to cheat, and have those not allowed to vote under the U.S. Constitution? They’re even giving out FREE photo IDs, so what the blazes is the problem? If so many minorities are going to be “disenfranchised”, then why are so many minorities driving cars? Buying liquor, renting apartments, just like the rest of the population?
Nope…this isn’t about disenfranchising anyone but those who are NOT legally allowed to vote. And I have NO problem with that whatsoever! I am sick of the fraud perpetrated on the American people, no matter which party is responsible. The fact that the Democrats have become experts at this kind of fraud says a LOT about their moral compass!
…from Soylent Green.
Yes, I watched the debate. Politicians sure are long winded, aren’t they! Truth of the matter, while Romney answered and explained, Obama was pursing his lips, shifting around, and apparently not listening to his opponent. When it came time for Obama to respond, he completely ignored what had been said, while Romney looked straight at him, and went off on some rather bizarre ramblings, not to mention his repeats of the lies that come from the liberal talking points…several times, after Romney had plainly, and concisely said otherwise, and had the facts to prove his point.
In my humble opinion, Mr Obama was ill prepared to debate anyone with facts. I wonder how much time he exactly spent preparing for the debate while at that Las Vegas resort, and how much time he spent on the golf course? I also wonder if he’s ever bothered to read the bills he is so proud of, to the detriment of the entire country? To be honest, I felt rather embarrassed for him. He, the supposed ‘great orator’ cannot function without his teleprompter, and someone else putting words in his mouth. I often wonder if it’s that whistle when he speaks that is so distracting….not to mention irritating.
I was much more impressed with Governor Romney’s performance than I thought I would be. I actually understood everything he was saying. He spoke plainly, and while occasionally, going off topic when responding, it was still connected. I can’t say the same of Mr Obama.
So, my conclusion? TKO! Winner…..Governor Mitt Romney! Not only did he respond calmly, and coherently, he also looked presidential. Mr Obama looked as if he was in serious need of a trip to the toity. If I was a masochist, I’d turn on PMSNBC to find out how the left is trying to spin Obama’s loss last night. But then again, I’m not, so I will definitely refrain!
During last night’s debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, Heritage’s domestic policy experts were live-blogging their analysis of the ideas discussed. Below are some of the highlights of our experts’ reactions to the major points made.
We will be discussing the debate in a live Twitter chat with Heritage experts today at 10 a.m. ET. Follow @Heritage and join us by searching and using the hashtag #DebateChat2012.
Competing Tax Plans
Most of the time on taxes was spent on Romney’s tax plan. Romney’s plan, like most tax reform plans, would lower tax rates and make other changes to the tax code to encourage growth. The economy will not recover fully until we have tax reform.
Obama repeated the falsehood that Romney’s plan would raise taxes on the middle class. This incorrect assertion was spread by a biased report from the Tax Policy Center. Romney’s plan can make pro-growth changes to the tax code and doesn’t have to raise taxes on the middle class.
Some time was also spent on Obama’s plan to raise the top marginal tax rate over 40 percent. It is important to keep in mind that raising the top rate would fall heavily on job creators and hurt job creation.
Obama falsely claimed businesses can take a deduction for moving jobs overseas. No such deduction exists.
– Curtis Dubay
Looking for a little insurance if your guy loses the presidential election? JetBlue has you covered, offering a chance for a free flight out of the country if Nov. 6 doesn’t go your way.
Dubbed “Election Protection,” the airline announced Wednesday it will give away 1,006 round-trip flights — that’s 2012 seats — to customers whose candidate loses next month.
“We’ve all heard it said before: if my candidate does not win, I’m leaving the country,” Marty St. George, JetBlue senior vice president marketing and commercial strategy, said in a statement. “Fun is one of our five founding values, and in this spirit we decided to give people a chance to recover from the political noise and follow through on their claim to skip town if their candidate comes up short.”
Does anyone remember how many ‘celebrities’ said they were going to leave if Bush won? Well, he did, and I’ll be darned if they aren’t still here, making noise, and being dipwads. One can only hope that they’ll keep their word this time, and head off to whichever commie country they choose. Permanently!
Travelers who visit jetblueelectionprotection.com simply identify their political party and choose their desired international destination, including Mexico, Aruba, Costa Rica or Jamaica. Then, if their candidate loses, they’ll be entered for a chance to win a (temporary) escape.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Democrats had beaten Republicans in sign-ups, 62 percent to 38 percent. The Bahamas appeared to be the top getaway choice for Republicans, while Costa Rica barely edged out the Turks and Caicos Islands for Democrats.
I wonder if those percentages are any indication that the dims are expecting their clown to lose? One can only hope! But on the serious side….where is there to go? This was the last great hope for freedom from oppression, and look were we are now….. stuck with an oppressive regime, although not as oppressive as it will be if Obama gets his way.
I will be the first to admit, I was none too enthusiastic about the ‘selection’ of Mitt Romney. If my memory serves, he wasn’t even my third choice. In 2008, I think he was second or third, but then again, look who they chose. However, after the last few days of watching the convention, learning more about the man, I can well see a POTUS. A REAL one too. Is he perfect? Pfft! You show me one who has been, D or R, and I’ll call you a liar! Some a WHOLE lot less perfect than others!
I think we just might have a chance to return to the America of our forefathers. The America that is prosperous, one WE can be proud of, once again. But it’s going to be a hard road, and there are going to be obstacles (I call them leftards) because there are going to HAVE to be tough and unpopular choices to make. I believe, if WE, all of us, can pull together, we CAN make the difference. Do we survive as the United States of America? Or will we allow those who would destroy the Dream to continue dragging us down the wrong path? For me, the choice is simple. I have a daughter, grandchildren, and a great grandson. It’s not my life that is important, but their future! I want them to know the America I grew up in. I want them to have the knowledge of where we came from, and carry that knowledge with them, so they can have a future of hope, not despair. I want YOUR children to have that hope of a brighter future too!
This IS the most important election of our lives. Let’s make the right choices for future generations!
Some folks thought he was just rambling. No…he was having a conversation with the ‘empty suit’…aka that chair.