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Oct 6th 2012 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: The pictorial on the cover of 10-15-12 "The New Yorker" is pretty amazing! Romney at th...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: The pictorial on the cover of 10-15-12 "The New Yorker" is pretty amazing!

Romney at the Presidential Debate podium. An empty chair at the other podium.

www.newyorker.com
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An interesting coverfor a magazine that thinks Obama is the best thing that ever happened to this country.

Oct 6th 2012 new

(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: Well, you know Ed, Pres. Obama has had such a rough 4 years - spending so much time pla...
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Well, you know Ed, Pres. Obama has had such a rough 4 years - spending so much time playing golf, playing basketball with his Chicago cronies (and he had to fly here several times to do that), playing more golf, attending rock concerts in the White House, playing more golf, hanging out with his actor friends in Hollywood, playing still more golf, going on Letterman, et. al, taking Michelle out to dinner (he still comes back to go to Spiaggia in Chicago - one of their favorite places), playing yet more golf, etc. that he must just be really exhausted. Perhaps he should take a spa vacation (oh, yes, I think he already does that when he goes away in the summer).

I just can't take it anymore, if Mitt Romney doesn't get elected, I think I'll need the vacation (oh yeah, I already have one planned - down to Puerto Vallarta end of November (perhaps I'll look at apartments while I'm there if Obama was reelected.)

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You forgot the ride he gave Jon Bon Jovi on Airforce 1...Someone on fb excuses him for all this celebrity stuff because he has to raise money for his campaign because he isn't rich like Romney...the excuses for his behavior are just pitiful.

Oct 6th 2012 new

(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: ... taking Michelle out to dinner (he still comes back to go to Spiaggia in Chicago - one o...
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... taking Michelle out to dinner (he still comes back to go to Spiaggia in Chicago - one of their favorite places), ...

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Hopefully, they'll have a whole lot of time to do that starting on January 20.

Oct 6th 2012 new
America is my home. I'm here for the duration, come what may. I once heard that Maria Esperanza referred to America as hope. I love that thought. "Where do we go...?" It's a good question, and me of St. Peter's answer..."Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of everlasting life" Prayer is the best hope for freedom, here and everywhere. God bless.
Oct 6th 2012 new

That New Yorker cover really sums it all up, for anyone that has been paying attention.... And it also vindicates Clint Eastwood from all of the bad comments that he received about his speech/skit at the Republican convention.

Clint may have been rambling in his speech, but he really hit the nail on the head with the main theme. Incidentally, Clint had an interview with a very local, small town CA newspaper right after the convention. He said that he had a speech pretty well prepared for that night, but he got this idea (of the empty chair) that night when he backstage at the convention. Since the idea just came to him, he didn't have much time to practice it, but thought this idea was better than his prepared speech.... When asked if he needed anything before his speech (from one of the backstage people), he told the person to just find a simple chair and put it out by the podium. The backstage person probably just thought he would use the chair to sit if he got tired during the speech (as his is 80+). The rest is history.

Ed

Oct 6th 2012 new

I believe that Charles Krauthammer was the person who said something like this....


When President Obama goes into a meeting, he always thinks that he is the smartest person in the room, and he usually is not.

Oct 6th 2012 new

Did anyone catch the NBC evening news with Brian Williams the other night? Apparently - according to them - there's outrage about Romney saying that he would end funding for PBS, though Romney said he actually likes PBS and Big Bird too but wouldn't borrow money from China to pay for it. This comment amounted to about one percent of the debate, and was certainly one of the lighter moments. But NBC chose to run a story about it, complete with statistics about how the total cost of funding PBS would run the Pentagon only six hours, plus interviews with a couple of young ladies who said they wouldn't vote for him for doing such a thing.

Out of all the great points Romney made at the debate about Obamacare, the billions spent on Green initiatives that disappeared into thin air, and Obama's promise to cut the national dept in half when in fact he doubled it - THIS is what they used their precious air time to talk about!! Mitt Romney's evil plan to destroy Sesame Street! Talk about clouding the issues with liberal bias. DON'T BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!!!

Oct 6th 2012 new

(Quote) Joseph-750000 said: Did anyone catch the NBC evening news with Brian Williams the other night? Apparently - accordin...
(Quote) Joseph-750000 said:

Did anyone catch the NBC evening news with Brian Williams the other night? Apparently - according to them - there's outrage about Romney saying that he would end funding for PBS, though Romney said he actually likes PBS and Big Bird too but wouldn't borrow money from China to pay for it. This comment amounted to about one percent of the debate, and was certainly one of the lighter moments. But NBC chose to run a story about it, complete with statistics about how the total cost of funding PBS would run the Pentagon only six hours, plus interviews with a couple of young ladies who said they wouldn't vote for him for doing such a thing.

Out of all the great points Romney made at the debate about Obamacare, the billions spent on Green initiatives that disappeared into thin air, and Obama's promise to cut the national dept in half when in fact he doubled it - THIS is what they used their precious air time to talk about!! Mitt Romney's evil plan to destroy Sesame Street! Talk about clouding the issues with liberal bias. DON'T BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!!!

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I have seen this story played out over and over on various networks and articles....it just shows that there was nothing else about his speech to pick apart. A sad day when people fight for Big Bird and not for the unborn weeping Where is the outrage for the funding of mass murder of our babies? The other thing, every time they (media) talk about Obama's bad performance they throw in that Romney is just a lier. I have heard that over and over by every liberal that Romney is just a lier and they cannot believe a word out of his mouth, even if he did a good job saying them, but I wonder what he is lying about and how are they justifying all of Obama's lies and cover ups. This division is just sad.

Oct 7th 2012 new
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: (Quote) Patricia-29176 said: I just listened to what Bob Woodward had to say about Obama's performance...
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I just listened to what Bob Woodward had to say about Obama's performance. He thinks that there was some distraction in Obama's personal or presidential life that caused his lackluster performance. He is saying this clearly not to excuse Obama, but trying to figure out why this happened because he said that when he interviewed Obama for his book, Obama was articulate, engaged, etc. (and, Woodward did ask Obama tough questions during those personal interviews when he was doing the research for his book which is now on the shelves). It's an interesting hypothesis, and he even speculated that it might have been some information Obama had received about international/terrorist activities. It would seem that for Obama to be that "distracted" it would be something huge and likely bad for him (as to me he seems to be quite self-centered and self-involved.)

To me, though, in the campaigning since the debates, Obama seems back to normal, so I'm not sure this hypothesis holds up.


Could it be that he simply doesn't know what he is doing? He was without advisors. He didn't have his teleprompter. He doesn't grasp the complexity of the material. He wasn't able to control the questioning. He didn't feel like putting in the hard mental work required for the POTUS "interview" (laziness). He felt indignant about being challenged by Romney. But, maybe there was something more??? Do you think subconsciously, he KNOWS he is a failure and is bluffing his way through domestic and international crises? Or subconsciously he gave up?



Krauthammer On Obama's Debate Performance: "He Isn't Half As Intelligent As He Thinks He Is



"Look, people say, Obama was off his game. This is his game. If you take away a prompter, this is his game. He'll occasionally give a great speech, but if you look at him in his news conferences, which where you don't have a prompter and the president has more control, he gets to ask to decide who the questioner is and he gets to decide how long he talks, and what parts of an answer he'll give, he never does well. So this is who he is. I think people -- he's intelligent, but he isn't half as intelligent as he thinks he is and as most of his acolytes who, you know, have treated him in a messianic way for a half decade or so think he is," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said about President Obama's performance at last night's debate.



www.realclearpolitics.com



(Interesting. As I am finishing this up, I see Ed posted and essentially said the same thing.)
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Al Gore's explanation -- Denver's high altitude. eyebrow

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Oct 7th 2012 new
(Quote) ED-20630 said: That New Yorker cover really sums it all up, for anyone that has been paying attention.... And it also vindicates C...
(Quote) ED-20630 said:

That New Yorker cover really sums it all up, for anyone that has been paying attention.... And it also vindicates Clint Eastwood from all of the bad comments that he received about his speech/skit at the Republican convention.

Clint may have been rambling in his speech, but he really hit the nail on the head with the main theme. Incidentally, Clint had an interview with a very local, small town CA newspaper right after the convention. He said that he had a speech pretty well prepared for that night, but he got this idea (of the empty chair) that night when he backstage at the convention. Since the idea just came to him, he didn't have much time to practice it, but thought this idea was better than his prepared speech.... When asked if he needed anything before his speech (from one of the backstage people), he told the person to just find a simple chair and put it out by the podium. The backstage person probably just thought he would use the chair to sit if he got tired during the speech (as his is 80+). The rest is history.

Ed

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Turns out Clint Eastwood's empty chair visual was prophetic...
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