Monday, October 22, 2012

FIRST DEBATE IMPRESSIONS

Looking angry and snarky, President BO (the child president) took a clever tack during this, the final debate before the election.

There were times when he seemed to be trying to will daggers to fly from his eyes and stab Mitt Romney in the heart.

I have never witnessed those expressions on the faces of presidential candidates before. 

To me, Romney seemed a little laid back most of the time, with a few exceptions when he seemed to become animated.

Romney scored some points when he pointed out PBO (tcp)’s omission of  Israel on his mid-Eastern tour.

We all knew going in that Obama could not possibly run on his record, which is dismal at best.

But President BO (the child president was not going to let that get him down. Instead he just invented a record that did not exist and chose to run on that.

According to him, for instance, he never went on an “apology tour.”

But, of course, he did.

His claim about Iraq, for instance, that he had never sought to keep 10,000 troops there was false, but he said that he had never asked for them to begin with.

He accused Romney of seeking to keep them there, as though it would have been a bad thing, even though he, himself, had asked for the same thing.

Recalling Obama’s unintended revelation that Russia’s Putin’s could count on “,,,more flexibility,” Romney promised to show more backbone, not more flexibility.

As for his agenda for his new administration, if re-elected, Obama seems to think that attacking Governor Romney will make a good one. It’s the only agenda he put forth during this last debate.

To me, it seemed like a bit of a boring, necessity, as neither candidate gave me any leg tingles.

If you were to force me to pick a winner, it would be Romney, for two reasons: 1) I’m a conservative, and he’s closer to that than Obama is; and 2) he was more “presidential” than President BO (the child president) has been since he took office and certainly than he was during the debate.

13 comments:

Xavier Onassis said...

Jo Joe - You conveniently forgot to mention the "horses and bayonets" moment.

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/10/horses-and-bayonets-knockout-zingers-and-one-liners-from-the-last-presidential-debate/

Game over. Buh bye.

Xavier Onassis said...

Jo Joe - "...he seemed to be trying to will daggers to fly from his eyes and stab Mitt Romney in the heart.

I have never witnessed those expressions on the faces of presidential candidates before."

He was looking Romney in the eye, man to man, president to challenger. And he won.

Romney just lost any slim chance he ever had.

Four more years!

Darth Bacon said...

What the hell were you watching?

Lone Ranger said...

Thanks to Obama, we have fewer ships than we did after WW I. Horses and bayonets are Obama's agenda for the future of our military. Liberal's are conveniently forgetting (as usual) that before Obama was elected, he had NO experience in ANYTHING.

As for the daggers, I've seen that SAME look used by gang bangers in L.
a. I once looked a gangster in the eye just seconds after a drive-by and that was the EXACT look he gave me.

Joe said...

xo: "He was looking Romney in the eye..."

Your response does not surprise me. In fact, it was expected.

You are totally mistaken and have few, if any, skills at reading expressions.

DB: He was watching Big Bird.

LR: Isn't it interesting how over-the-top fierce BO was when he was lying. So clear!

Craig said...

According to him, for instance, he never went on an “apology tour.”

According to every fact checker, too.

His claim about Iraq, for instance, that he had never sought to keep 10,000 troops there was false, but he said that he had never asked for them to begin with.

Obama didn't say, in the debate, that he never asked for troops to stay in Iraq as part of a status of forces agreement. The number was 3,000-5,000 transition troops. He accused Romney of wanting to leave 10,000-30,000 combat troops, which is true.

Thanks to Obama, we have fewer ships than we did after WW I.

In 1917, the U.S. had 245 ships. In 2006, we had 278. We currently have 285. Even if the WWI claim were true, 1 Ohio class nuclear sub has more fire power than all the 1917 warships in the world combined. It's just dumb.

Shieffer teed it up for Romney on Benghazi right out of the gate. He left his driver in the bag. The conspiracy has officially fallen apart.

he was more “presidential” than President BO

If being red faced, sweaty lipped and agreeing with Obama on almost everything is "presidential", then yeah, he was freaking Abe Lincoln.

Ducky's here said...

Oh good, you guys have the duty today.

Carry on.

Darth Bacon said...

Boy Joe, you really dig up the worst here don't you!

Joe said...

DB: Don't blame me. I neither invited them nor encouraged them, but they just keep on showing up.

Leticia said...

Yeah, he was giving some pretty nasty looks at Mitt and just couldn't quite get a handle on them.

He needs to grow up.

Dave Miller said...

Joe, can you give one shred of evidence where President Obama said we apologize or are sorry for our actions?

Of course you cannot, because they do not exist.

In the diplomatic world, when a country apologizes to another, they use those words. Like when President Reagan apologized to people of Japanese descent for our treatment of them during WWII, right before we paid them reparations.

As for your reasons as to who "won" the debate, what kind of a reason is Mitt Romney won because you are a conservative and he's closer to that then Barack Obama?

Using that logic, isn't every debate won by who ever the listener or watcher deems is closer to their point of view even if it is wrong?

Lone Ranger said...

It just occurred to me that the childish, condescending snarky comment about bayonets and ships was EXACTLY the way the few liberals who frequent this site talk. Saying that Obama is no better than Ducky or XO is the worst thing that can be said about him.

Xavier Onassis said...

Tonto's Catcher - Yeah, it must be pretty traumatic for you to be presented with actual facts by the President of the United States.