O’Smirk Obama ‘wins’ debate round #3, but Romney walks away standing tall

October 24, 2012

Mr. "Snark in Charge" (Image: www.militaryphotos.net)

Barack O’Smirk Obama landed enough snarky jabs in Boca Raton last night to leave the debate stage the perceived  “winner” of the third round,  but he lost overall in that he let Mitt Romney walk off the stage still standing tall and looking far, far more Presidential.  (or as I tweeted last night:  ‘Obama wins the debate, Romney wins the election, and America gets back her soul.’ )

After last night’s Bob Schieffer sponsored, Obama love fest, it is clearer now than ever before, that if America doesn’t change course this November all she’s getting in her stocking come December is a lump of coal.

If your depth of seriousness on foreign policy is the shallow pool in which Barack Obama wades you’re still just absolutely giddy with his performance last night.

If you’re part of the American Stupid crowd that Obama was targeting, your eyes are still glazed and your pathetic little heart is beating faster than a kindergartener in candy land.

If you’re of that group, you don’t just believe all the wonderment your Dear Leader spewed forth last night, but I’m willing to bet you also actually believe with that one working brain cell you have left, that the world really does revolve around snide remarks and sound byte zingers

But if you actually care about what’s going on around the world right now, how America is perceived in that world, how she maintains her leadership in said world, and how she protects her own from the evils running amok in that world, you watched last night in absolute horror as to how a sitting United States President could be so utterly clueless.

You are still shaking your head in wonder as to just how did we ever sink so low as a nation as to put such an arrogant, condescending farce into heretofore such a respected and revered position?

And you realize just how damn lucky we are to have survived the past four years without a bigger hit than the Benghazi attack.

From the Iraq status of forces denial, Romney’s education accomplishments, Russia not being a geo-political danger, Peace dividend budget money, Romney sending jobs to China to lie upon lie to infinity, the only truth to come out of Barack Obama’s mouth last night was that planes land on aircraft carriers.

The 3rd installment of the Commission on Presidential Debates “fun with the candidates” night was more than just our usual cheap political theatre, it was an example for the ages of how to point blank lie to the American people on live television and  somehow actually get millions of them to think they’re getting told the truth!

If the dangers facing us weren’t so real, and the consequences of such dribble not so dire, it would be laughable.

After Obama’s failure to show even an ounce of leadership during the green revolution in 09, the Mullah’s in Iran are more entrenched than ever, the flames of the Arab Spring have not just spread across the Middle East but are fanning violence as these words are written, China has launched her first air-craft carrier, Russia is as intransigent as ever, and 4 Americans are dead because their Commander in Chief prefers the role of Celebrity BFF.

But don’t just take my word for it.  One of the best summaries of last night’s fiasco comes from across the pond by Tim Stanley writing in the telegraph.co.uk:

Romney won the third presidential debate – and how he did it was encapsulated in a single exchange. The candidates were discussing military spending and Romney had just accused Obama of making harmful cutbacks. The President wheeled out what must have seemed like a great, pre-planned zinger: “I think Governor Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military’s changed.” The audience laughed, Obama laughed, I laughed. It was funny.

But here’s why it was also a vote loser. For a start, Twitter immediately lit up with examples of how the US Army does still use horses and bayonets (horses were used during the invasion of Afghanistan). More importantly, this was one example of many in which the President insulted, patronized and mocked his opponent rather than put across a constructive argument. His performance was rude and un-presidential. Obama seemed to have a touch of the Bidens, wriggling about in his chair, waving his hands dismissively and always – always – smirking in Romney’s direction. By contrast, Romney sucked up the abuse and retained a rigid poker face all night. He looked like a Commander in Chief; Obama looked like a lawyer. Who would you rather vote for?

Chuck Todd stated the obvious this morning when he told the crew on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that Obama blew it so bad tactically in the first debate that he now no longer has time to “disqualify Romney” but has to focus the last two weeks on trying to “requalify himself”.

I personally doubt that at this stage in the game Obama has a snowball’s chance of convincing enough voters that he’s suddenly pirouetted to the center but then I never dreamed there were enough idiots in 08 to give him his first four years so who knows.

In the “for what it’s worth” category I’ve put below are a  few takeaways of Mitt Romney being the exact opposite of what Barrack Hussein Obama was last night:  Presidential, statesman like, and in command of the facts and the world around us.

1.  Countering with the facts to Obama that Russia IS a major problem for the U.S. today and tomorrow:

“Russia does continue to battle us in the UN time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin. And I’m certainly not going to say to him I’ll give you more flexibility after the election. After the election, he’ll get more backbone.”

2.  Responding to Obama’s pushback to Romney on his mention his “apology tour”:

“America hasn’t dictated to other nations. America has freed other nations from dictators.”

3.  Regarding the ever present terror threat from radical Islamists:

“We can’t kill our way out of this problem.”

And it is all summed up with this one:

4.  “And — and attacking me is not an agenda. Attacking me is not talking about how we’re going to deal with the challenges that exist in the Middle East and take advantage of the opportunity there and stem the tide of this violence.”

I doubt if any of the minion media repeated any of those Romney quotes this morning so the lemmings who only watch Today and Good Morning still don’t have a clue but then again they haven’t had a clue on much of anything for years now so does it really matter?

The important thing is that you know, that you share, and that you are doing your part to return America to her rightful course.

I still cannot wrap my head around why Obama behaved as arrogantly, and disrespectfully as he did last night.  Sure, it was red meat to his rabid dogs, but it HAD to have hurt him with any voters with more than one functioning brain cell.

Maybe if he had spent more time actually doing his job than prancing about on The View, Letterman, Leno, Stewart, and granting interviews with the likes of Pimp w/ a Limp, Glamour magazine etc..etc…etc…he’d have had a better understanding that real Americans are fed up with his petulant prima donna antics.

Those thinking Americans want a President again and come November 6th, they’re going to get one.

If you’re a glutton for punishment you can read the full transcript here – OR – you can peruse the live tweets my fat fingers produced as I was enduring the sideshow masquerading as a debate.

My personal favorites:

If you’re still dumb enough to be voting for Obama PLEASE do the country a favor and remove yourself from the gene pool before Nov. 6th

A petulant President meets his proverbial end suffocated by his own B.S.

Obama wins the debate, Romney wins the election, and America gets back her soul.

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3 Responses to O’Smirk Obama ‘wins’ debate round #3, but Romney walks away standing tall

  1. Anson on October 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Geoff,nI of course share your amazement that the election is this close. I know of no incumbent president in our history that has won a reelection with such a dismal record of performance based on traditional American standards of performance.nOf course as well the word “traditional” is the problem. Electorally America is a far different place than it was throughout most of my lifetime. The 1980 election was a huge indicator of such overwhelming traditional American values, but today obviously many things have changed to degrade such values.nSome can call the change having been driven primarily by demographics, particularly the flood of Hispanic immigrants, legal or illegal. As well over the last 40 or so years the black population has been provided more and more in federal “things” (money, yes, but as well, “attention”). Successful politicians have increasing catered to the demands of an increasingly demanding populous.nThe dwainbwains of the country appeal to such demands, incessantly, at the “simple” level. But when someone goes an “inch below that level” the messages are only Chicago machine type attacks and sound bites.nIn half a semester of an introductory college level course I could debate “that side” on Keynesian theories and win hands down if the audience was a thinking, a logical audience. But if the agenda is to keep getting more from government, I would lose hands down as well.nOver the last few decades we have, more and more, been following the path of European socialism regardless of which power holds political power. If this American election were held in any country in Europe (other than maybe Germany) today, Obama would win in a landslide, in my view.nThe fact that this election is so close in America serves to show that we the people are not YET as bad as the majority of Europeans however. But inch by inch we come closer and closer over the years and decades to becoming at least that bad if the likes of the 47% become 53%.nAt that point two continents, Europe and North America go further and further into debt up to the point where some authoritarian regimes or ideologies gain the upper hand of POWER, power in all forms, economic, military and diplomatic.nIt won’t happen in my lifetime. But the trend is obvious and this election seems to me to be yet another attempt to forestall the reality of the DeToucville sentiments about democracy.nAnson

    • Geoff Caldwell on October 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Excellent analysis and I couldn’t agree more about our slow, steady decline to the cesspool de Tocqueville warned about almost two centuries ago.nnI certainly don’t have all the answers but I do strongly believe that the first steps to finding them are returning to our foundational principles and fighting each and every day to force the federal government back into the limited role it was meant to be.nnI see O’Smirk got a bounce in the daily Gallup poll today, I sure hope that doesn’t mean the country’s gone all American Stupid again. nnI do believe that as the Benghazi email story starts to get traction whatever little “bounce” the Snarker in Chief got from his minions for his performance Monday night will be reduced drip, by agonizing drip right up to election day and Obama going back to where he belongs: ANYWHERE but the White House.

      • A Nonny Moose on October 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

        How is this election still close? The band “Living Color” summed it up nicely a few decades back:nn”I sell the things you need to bennI’m the smiling face on your TVnnOh, I’m the cult of personalitynnnI exploit you, still you love mennI tell you, one and one makes threennOh, I’m the cult of personalitynnnLike Joseph Stalin and GandhinnI’m the cult of personalitynnThe cult of personalitynnThe cult of personality”


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