By tmcbpatriot | November 6, 2012 | No Comments
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By tmcbpatriot | November 5, 2012 | No Comments
As for tomorrow, I honestly have no clue what is going to happen, and here’s why:
Family Circle Cookie Contest - The candidate whose wife has the best cookie recipe will win the election. — Advantage: Obama
7-Eleven Coffee Cup Contest - Consumers buying coffee at the 7-Eleven convenience stores can choose between an Obama or Romney cup. Whichever candidate’s cup sells the most will win the election. – Advantage: Obama
Scholastic Kid’s Poll - Whoever wins the Scholastic Student Vote poll will win the election. – Advantage: Obama.
Lakers Law - If the Lakers go to the NBA Championship during an election year, the Republican candidate will be in the Oval Office. This has been true eight times in the past – 1952, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2004. It was wrong four years ago, though, as the Lakers won the title, but John McCain didn’t win the election. The Lakers missed the NBA Finals, which was won by the Miami Heat. – Advantage: Obama.
Blinking - Whichever candidate blinks the most while talking during the debates will lose the election. — During the first debate Obama blinked an average 70.8 times per minute while Romney averaged 52.8 blinks per minute. – Advantage: Romney. I did not find a tally for all three debates. BTW: The “blinking rule” has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential race since 1980.
The Redskins Rule - Since 1936, the Washington Redskins’ performance in their final home game has served as one predictor of how the general election will swing. If the Redskins win, the incumbent stays in power. If they don’t, the challenger takes the Oval Office. The glaring exception is in 2004 when the Redskins and John Kerry both lost. The Panthers defeated the Redskins this past Sunday. Advantage: Romney.
By my count, Obama is clearly the favorite, but since I am superstitious I will be sure not to walk under any ladders between now and Wednesday. But honestly, anyone who says they know who will win the election is either a software developer for the voting machine company or Nate Silver. I am neither.
Nate Silver, of course is the guy to go to when you want to know what is happening with polling and he does not disappoint As of tonight he’s got Obama with 302 electoral college votes and an 86.3% chance of winning. If I were a betting man, I would have to go with Romney just because the odds are so insane that I would make a killing. Nate even bet that tool Joe Scarborough $2,000 that Obama would win.
Tellingly, Joe did not take the bet.
So who will win? Who the fuck knows? All I can say is please fucking vote and if you are feeling negative about Obama’s chances, be sure to turn your underwear inside out. I hear that helps to change your luck.
By tmcbpatriot | November 3, 2012 | No Comments
In what may turn out to be the moment of the election, you have to wonder what the hell is going through Chris Christie’s mind in this moment:
Here are some possibilities:
- Obama looks kind of like a slim jim….mmmmmm….slim jims.
- Obama’s really a good guy…No! Stop thinking that!
- Limbaugh is going to give me hell tomorrow. Fuck it. I need help!
- I’m pretty sure FOX is not even covering this speech.
- Why did I decide to be a Republican? Stupid! Stupid!
- I can’t believe I said this guy is not a leader last week. Man, I am really going to get a shellacking for that one. Note to self, do not TiVo the Daily Show this week.
- I really need to sit down.
- Can I vote for Obama without anyone knowing? I really like this guy. Damnit!
- You know what? Fuck Romney for not selecting me to be V.P.. Obama/Biden 2012!
By tmcbpatriot | November 2, 2012 | No Comments
The new jobs report is out and everyone is going nuts. Some Dems are saying we should take this latest report with a grain of salt and not consider it when voting on Tuesday.
To that I say: Nuts! Salted Nuts!
We are practically hours away from election day. You can smell it in the air. With little time remaining, Republicans are trying everything they can to bring the conversation back to Benghazi because, with regards to the economy and every thing else they have thrown at Obama, nothing else is sticking.
As for Benghazi, unless Harry Reid comes out between now and Tuesday to back the conspiracy theorists then the whole thing comes off as some kind of non-story invented by the folks at FOX. Not so hard to believe.
As for the leadership argument, that went out the window after Hurricane Sandy. We were even treated to a rather large Republican Governor, and one time poster boy for the Republican’s only hope of winning in November, praising the President for doing an awesome job of leading. You might even say that Chris Christie is now an Obama supporter. Hell, me might even vote for the guy. At the very least you will not hear a disparaging word about Obama come out of his mouth for some time to come.
As for the economy, today brought the final jobs report before the election. If you recall about a month ago, Republicans were in a tizzy over the jobs report. In September the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% and everyone went wild.
Well, isn’t that convenient? The Obama campaign desperately needed the last employment report to be released before the election to show that the unemployment rate had fallen below 8 percent, and somehow it magically happened.
Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers.
No, there’s nothing at all curious about the last jobs report diving to 7.8% unemployment before the election.
Jobs report is a lie !! It’s not a conspiracy theory…it’s people covering up/lying for Obama.
Obama said weds that a President owes it to country to tell truth then pisses on our leg with fake jobs report and tells us it’s raining
You see what these right wingers who tweeted these quotes a month ago actually did? In their moment of panic they forgot two things: 1. That another jobs report would be forthcoming before the election and to save their conspiracies until then, and 2. By touting how wonderful these numbers were, albeit conspiratorially, they essentially laid the ground rules that anything below 8% was so amazing that it had to be a lie!
Robert Reich, secretary of labor under President Clinton, said yesterday that we should take tomorrow’s jobs report with a grain of salt.
Reich: “No one should base their vote on tomorrow’s labor report…because a single month’s report isn’t a reliable gauge of which way the economy is heading.
Now, I am no former secretary to a President, but c’mon. Really? Why even put that out there? Mr. Reich, last month Republicans handed this one to Democrats on a silver platter. I know how Dems love to crap on opportunity, but now is not the time. The President needs to remind voters how great this number is and run with it all the way to Tuesday.
Republicans, including CEO’s, Chief’s of Staff of war criminals, as well as obese radio pundits, all said that anything under 8% was so great for Obama that the fix must be in. This latest report has unemployment at 7.9%. Last I checked that was below 8% and nearly identical to what it was when Obama took office in January 2009.
So to Mr. Reich, and to all the conspiracy theorists who will change their tune today to say how terrible these numbers really are, throw that salt over your shoulder for luck, tenderize some red meat to throw at Obama or use it to flavor your last supper before game day, but do not say it doesn’t matter. Of course it matters. Republicans saw to that last month. And it will matter until Tuesday evening. In the end, that is all that ever really matters.
By tmcbpatriot | October 31, 2012 | No Comments
Man, I love hurricanes. Wait, let me clarify. I do not like the damage they cause, or the deaths, but I do love how it turns mild mannered, government hating Republicans into liberal, bleeding heart socialists. The latest to come aboard the socialist train is non other than Chris Christie.
In case you were in a coma this past week, a giant hurricane slammed into southern New Jersey and basically turned Atlantic City into the lost city of Atlantis.
Now, with nowhere to turn and Governor Romney’s plan to privatize disaster relief just a Republican pipe dream at this point, Governor Christie is on the television looking shocked, exhausted, overwhelmed and absolutely praising President Obama for his leadership and essentially begging him for FEMA to swoop in and help him the fuck out.
It’s still October and the surprises just keep on coming.
Shorter Christie: “Mr. President, I am sorry for slamming you in the past. Please help us!!!
By tmcbpatriot | October 30, 2012 | No Comments
Good evening, my fellow Americans. As you all know by now Hurricane Sandy is fast approaching the eastern United States. Its impact is said to be unprecedented and devastating. I want you all to know that I am with you, all 100% of you, in spirit and in prayer.
As you know, as President I have made a lot of changes since I took office. One of them was to end what we used to know as the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA. This, along with PBS and NPR, was an immoral economic drain on our economy and added many millions of dollars to our multi trillion dollar national debt. As I said during the Republican primaries, this is debt that was being passed on to our kids knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off.
As President, I am proud to say that I have kept my promise to you, the American people. I ripped FEMA from the governments irresponsible grasp and sent it back to where it belongs, to the states and more importantly, to private companies. Many of these companies have since become very successful and profitable. As a result they have also hired many Americans to do the work that the government used to do.
Now, for just a few dozen dollars per day, you and your family are fully protected from most natural and man-made disasters, 24/7. In fact, I am sure many of these companies are busy right now working hard to ensure that all of their subscribers are getting the utmost care and attention. Those who are not yet covered, you can call them right now or go onto the Googles to find a company in your area and a disaster plan that is right for you and your loved ones. If the lines are busy, keep trying. If your power is down go to a friend or neighbor and ask to use their phone or internets. Remember, for as long as this storm lasts we are all in this together.
Believe me when I tell you too that these companies do a heckuva job.
As the worst of the storm is overhead, Ann and I will be monitoring it from the White House. We will make sure that our children are safe and out of harms way and pray that yours are too. We are confident that the private disaster relief companies that we helped to create, as well as your state and local officials, will be there to help you through this. Remember too that these great American companies accept all major credit cards and will not bill you until after the danger has passed.
Ann, the boys and I are proud of you, America. Now stay safe, stay dry, and most importantly best of luck. Thank you.
– UPDATE: Sandy cost may hit $50 billion – Thinking some 0% interest credit cards might be a good idea right about now.
By tmcbpatriot | October 30, 2012 | No Comments
Mitt: Uh…Hello? Mr. President? Yeah, about FEMA…heh…I was only kidding. What can I do to help?
Barry: Fuck off the line bitch! I’m working!
By tmcbpatriot | October 29, 2012 | 1 Comment
Please suffer through the commercial because it is so worth it. If this does not depict a Romney presidency than I don’t know what does. We have McCartney and Springsteen. The GOP? Well…they have Meatloaf.
By tmcbpatriot | October 26, 2012 | 4 Comments
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, Republican’s just can’t stop themselves. It’s like they are trying to outdo one another daily. This past week we had that Mourdock guy say that God loves rape and actually plans for it and now we have John Sununununu who went on television and basically told viewers that Colin Powell was Barack Obama’s soul brotha’ from anotha’ mutha’.
Sununu: And frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama.
Morgan: What reason would that be?
Sununu: Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.
Golf clap. Bravo sir!
Ok, GOP, your move. How you gonna top that? While we’re waiting, it’s high time somebody reminds people who John Sununu is and why it is important to know and ask the question of why the media just calls him a “Top Romney Aid” rather than who/what he actually is: A giant hypocrite who wastes tax payer money and hates jews!
John Sununu was at one time the Governor of New Hampshire and later was the White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush. Sounds impressive on its face, but of course nothing is that simple in politics. Sununu, for those old enough to remember and for all you so-called fiscal conservatives wary of how your tax dollars are spent, is a name synonymous with personal plane trips.
From Wikipedia (although it is all true): [In 1991] The Washington Post wrote that Sununu’s [military] jets “took him to fat-cat Republican fund-raisers, ski lodges, golf resorts and even his dentist in Boston.” Sununu had paid the government only $892 for his more than $615,000 worth of military jet travel. Sununu said that his use of the jets was necessary because he had to be near a telephone at all times for reasons of national security. Sununu worsened the situation shortly afterwards when, after leaking rumors of financial difficulties in his family, he traveled to a rare stamp auction at Christie’s auction house in New York City from Washington in a government limousine, spending $5,000 on rare stamps. Sununu then sent the car and driver back to Washington unoccupied while he returned on a corporate jet. One ski trip to Vail, Colorado alone had cost taxpayers $86,330.
And not to leave anybody out, for all the Jews reading this who think Obama hates Israel:
From my new favorite website: Sununu was the only US governor not to call for the repeal of UN Security Council resolution 3379, which equated Zionism with racism (1986).
You know, one day we might live in a world where stuff that happened before 1998 might once again be relevant to journalists. Until then, the best we have is that some ugly old guy who supports Romney just accused Colin Powell of black on black love.
To all of you still undecided out there, take this additional bit of historical relevancy and consider it. If nothing else, this story should give you pause and some food for thought to simply “Do the Right Thing” on November 6th. Then again, that is a reference from 1989. You probably won’t get that one either.
By tmcbpatriot | October 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
Mitt Romney, October 22, 2012 (Debate #3): “In the 2000 debates there was no mention of terrorism, for instance. And a year later, 9/11 happened. So we have to make decisions based upon uncertainty. And that means a strong military. I will not cut our military budget.”
Al Gore, October 17, 2000 (Debate #3): “I served on the House Intelligence Committee and I worked hard to learn the subject of nuclear arms control and how we can diffuse these tensions and deal with non-proliferation and deal with the problems of terrorism and these new weapons of mass destruction. Look, we’re gonna face some serious new challenges in the next four years.”
George W Bush, October 17, 2000 (Debate #3): “Saddam Hussein still is a threat in the Middle East. Our coalition against Saddam is unraveling. Sanctions are loosened. The man who may be developing weapons of mass destruction.”
George W Bush, October 11, 2000 (Debate #2): “We don’t know whether he’s developing weapons of mass destruction. He better not be or there’s going to be a consequence should I be the president.”
Keepin’ the Peace. Heh. Heh. Heh.
Mitt Romney, October 22, 2012 (Debate #3): “Let me — let me step back and talk about what I think our mission has to be in the Middle East, and even more broadly, because our purpose is to make sure the world is more — is peaceful. We want a peaceful planet.”
George W Bush, October 17, 2000 (Debate #3): ”You’re going to live in a peaceful world. It will be a world of peace because we’re going to have a clear sight of foreign policy based upon a strong military and a mission that stands by our friends…I want to have the military keeping the peace…This is a peaceful nation, and I intend to keep the peace.”
Strengthening Our Military
Mitt Romney, October 22, 2012 (Debate #3): “We don’t want to get drawn into a military conflict…I do not want to see a military involvement on the part of — of our — of our troops. We need to have as well a strong military. Our military is second to none in the world.”
“We’re blessed with terrific soldiers and extraordinary technology and intelligence. But the idea of a trillion dollars in cuts through sequestration and budget cuts to the military would change that.”
“And our military — we’ve got to strengthen our military long- term.”
“Look, this, in my view, is the highest responsibility of the president of the United States, which is to maintain the safety of the American people. And I will not cut our military budget by a trillion dollars, which is the combination of the budget cuts that the president has as well as the sequestration cuts. That, in my view, is — is — is making our future less certain and less secure. I won’t do it. And of course, a military action is the last resort. It is something one would only, only consider if all of the other avenues had been — had been tried to their full extent.”
George W Bush, October 17, 2000 (Debate #3): ”Should I be fortunate enough to earn your confidence, the mission of the United States military will be to be prepared and ready to fight and win war. And therefore prevent war from happening in the first place.”
“I want to make sure the equipment for our military is the best it can possibly be, of course. But we have an opportunity — we have an opportunity to use our research and development capacities, the great technology of the United States, to make our military lighter, harder to find, more lethal. We have an opportunity, really, if you think about it, if we’re smart and have got a strategic vision and a leader who understands strategic planning, to make sure that we change the terms of the battlefield of the future so we can keep the peace.”
Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints! Don’t vote for this guy, America! You’ve been warned. Ok? Please?
By tmcbpatriot | October 22, 2012 | No Comments
So much to unpack. Where to start. Well, Romney was sweating and really thirsty. Neither would go for the water and nobody budged. Obama managed to look cooler and more calm and not thirsty. Romney was shaken at times and sweating like a pig by the end.
As for Libya, Obama handled it well. They are saying on tv that Romney’s plan was to diffuse Libya to look more Presidential. Actually, it made it look like he was wrong on Libya and decided to avoid it. The spin will be that it was on purpose. Don’t you believe it.
Overall, Obama played it correctly. He played offense and got in a few great lines to boot. He really went after Romney and was forceful. He also had Romney basically agreeing with him quite a bit. There were many times when Romney was basically saying “Look, you can vote for Obama or vote for me, but I like what Obama has done.”
Romney, on the other hand, looked like he was losing steam towards the end. He then came back strong when they got to China, as this is a subject he knows very well. I am sure he has had a lot of experience in China and working with the Chinese to help set up companies and making deals for offshoring.
Hilarious though that the sh*thead pundits are wondering if Romney passed the “Commander in Chief” test. They are all saying this one doesn’t really count, even though Obama won it. How do these pundits do this with a straight face? How can they narrate all of this by sticking with the “It’s the economy stupid” meme? Do they really not think it is important to be well rounded? Not on the channel I am watching they don’t.
Overall, a very good show. We did not learn anything new and I am sure Romney will be sufficiently nailed for his many lies. The takeaways?
Obama: “You mention the Navy, and how we have fewer ships than 1916. We also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. ”We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them.…it’s not a game of Battleship.”
Romney: “I love teachers!”
That about sums it up for me. Pundits are basically saying that Romney can just get away with being weak, so long as he looks Presidential. They are essentially saying he can win on the economy alone. The pundits are just going with that. It is so irresponsible. No matter what the right says, we did not vote for Obama on one single issue. Is America dumb enough to do that with Romney, even after still not giving any specifics about his economic policy?
Will it matter? Will the auto bailout be Obama’s golden moment and Romney’s achilles heel? Will Romney’s not passing out from thirst give him an edge? Is the bar set so low for Republicans that foreign policy does not matter?
I guess we’ll see in less than two weeks.
By tmcbpatriot | October 22, 2012 | No Comments
Mr. President, tonight is an important one, as were the first two. No sure what happened in debate one, but that’s water under the bridge. You “won” the last debate by basically doing what we all expected you to do the first time around. In other words, you’re now essentially even. Tonight is really your one and only chance to actually win. Therefore, Mr. President, tonight you must trounce Mitt Romney. Do that and you will get a bump in the polls, keep Ohio in your corner and maybe even sway a few old people in Florida. Just stay consistent, Mr. President, and you win. Falter and it’s over.
How to do this? Just make Romney look inexperienced and inept. Not that hard to do, right? But here is what you need to remember: We all know that Osama and Ghadaffi are dead and we are stoked about it. Remind us about that accomplishment, but then move on. It’s old news and FOX has done a great job making you look like you are gloating. Remember that a lot of people watching tonight actually watch FOX. Also, remember that we are all on board, Dems and Reps, with your getting Osama. It reminds us too that the last guy could not get it done. Just say that and move on. There are far more important things to discuss.
For example, you need to talk about “don’t ask don’t tell” and how it has not weakened our military as Republicans said it would. They were wrong. Romney said he would not go into Syria to get Osama. He was wrong. Romney thinks Russia is enemy number one and he is wrong! Talk about how, in reality, Iran is enemy number one precisely because of the Republican party’s foreign policy. Talk also about how you have kept us safe nationally. Talk about how our military is strong and how Republicans are trying to scare people into thinking we have a single Naval ship and one propeller plane. It is an old tactic, but one that worked all too well in 2000 for the other side.
Remind voters too how Romney offended our greatest ally with his Olympic gaffe. Also, be sure to mention that he also agrees with you on many issues. For example, unless Romney plans to go to war with Iran, your plan is the correct one. Keep needling him on this. Voters are tired of war and anything but 100% agreement with you means war. Also remind voters that Romney agrees with you on Afghanistan and setting a timeline for getting out. If not, that must mean he wants to stay there indefinitely. Remember, whether your polices are right or wrong is not the issue. It only matter that he agrees with your positions.
Lastly, Romney is going to bring up Libya right from the starting bell. Republicans have primed the pump for this all week. When he picks through your timeline of events, remind him that he went on TV moments after this event unfolded and turned it into a political spectacle before any facts were known. That was irresponsible and he must answer for that.
Be sure to ask Mitt about China next. Ask him how is it that he talks tough even though he helped China create jobs through outsourcing at Bain. Sure you may have investments in Chinese companies, but Romney helped those companies open their doors to investment while closing businesses here as a result. That’s powerful stuff and a great image to present to the viewers at home.
Oh, and when Romney says again that he will call China a “currency manipulator” remind people that he has so much money in offshore accounts that he is a one man currency manipulator!
That’s called a zinger, Mr. President. TV watchers love em’!
It’s time to prepare now Mr. President and I could go on and on. After all, Romney is an easy one to nail on almost any issue. Bottom line: Stay cool, look at Romney in the eyes and be the boss. Oh, and if Romney begins every answer tonight with how he cares for 100% of voters, nail him again with that 47% remark. It never gets old and people love to hear you say it. I know I do.
But above all else, Mr. President, and I am basing this on the previous debates, the people watching care only about flubs, aggression, laughter, water drinking, disrespect, Big Bird and how alert you are. In other words, just be the President we know you to be and don’t do anything too memorable. Leave that the other guy.
See? I told you this was easy. Good luck, sir.
By tmcbpatriot | October 20, 2012 | No Comments
By tmcbpatriot | October 19, 2012 | No Comments
Did he or didn’t he? That does seem to be the question the righties are asking this week as they go absolutely crazy trying to find something, anything, to pin on Obama with practically days to go before the election.
From the sound of it, you would think Benghazi was some monumental event that killed thousands, or maybe a story about some major terrorist leader who got away. But then those things happened on the other guy’s watch, didn’t they? And, if I recall, according to the right wingers, none of it was his fault. It was all the result of bad intelligence. Yeah, that about sums it up doesn’t it?
Anywho, the real story here is that we are close to ending this long, drawn out election and let’s face it, folks are tired and worn out. The right is looking for anything to blame Obama for and up until now they’ve had nothing. Fast and Furious? It’s a bad movie with Vin Diesel. Birth Certificate? See Donald Trump. Taking credit for killing Osama? Most of the country agrees with that assessment.
But with the election so close and the so-called “independents” now watching, politicians are more aware than ever that they need to offer these numbskulls something, anything that is easy to follow. Thing is though, the “undecideds” do not have the mental capacity for thought on a deeper level. They cannot make up their minds after years to think about it and no matter how you slice it Benghazi is not so simple to understand.
When the right talks about timelines and says things like: “declaring something an act of terror does not necessarily mean you are declaring it a terror attack” that just confuses “independents” even more. Hell, I’m even dumbfounded by that one.
Oh, and by the way, those “independents” undecideds you are expecting to connect with you on this issue? Well, remember the ones who asked questions during the second debate? They are still undecided! You think I’m kidding?
Republicans thought they had Obama after the first debate, but he came back strong and made Romney look like a petulant child. Now with the final debate fast approaching and it being on foreign policy the GOP is working it to the hilt to make Benghazi the most talked about story of the next week. It is their latest “worse than Watergate” moment centering on a President who is totally incompetent and of course totally, TOTALLY responsible.
But wait! (place record scratching sound here)
Isn’t this the same President who, after being President when Bin Laden and Ghadaffi were killed, was said by the right to have been totally uninvolved in their deaths and totally not allowed to take credit? Isn’t this the same President who loves drones and killing Al-Qaida operatives as if he is playing a video game? Isn’t Gitmo still open for business? Hasn’t Obama actually kept us safe these past 3 1/2 years? Wasn’t that the litmus test during those eight long years when a certain republican was president? So long as you didn’t count 9/11, right?
Anyone? Beuller? McFly? Hello?
When Obama announced that Bin Laden was sleeping with the fishes, the right wingers came out and said he had nothing to do with it. In fact they said it was insulting for him to gloat when it was all the Navy Seals’ doing. But now, with Obama back in the game after debate number two and with the final debate fast approaching, the President is suddenly totally responsible and accountable for Benghazi and has blood on his hands on par with Macbeth.
You see, Republicans are hoping all of this makes us forget that Mitt Romney turned this whole Benghazi thing into a political event in the first place and that even the farther of the slain Ambassador said “It Would Be Abhorrent To Make This Into A Campaign Issue’. Republicans are also aware that Obama has quite a few foreign policy accomplishments to brag about.
Bottom line, all of this is just fodder for Monday’s debate and it’s going to backfire on Republicans big time. No matter what they throw at Obama, he will just deflect it right back onto Romney. Meanwhile, Romney is sure to say something else so ridiculous that it becomes the only thing remembered. For those keeping count, he is 2-for-2 so far.
And if Republicans think the undecideds are going to make up their minds based on all of this, I have two words for them: Jobs Report!
Lest we forget, there is one final jobs report coming out just four days before the election. If those number are lower than 7.8%, or higher than that, then those very same undecideds will have just one response to the Benghazi question: Benghazi? Who’s he?
By tmcbpatriot | October 17, 2012 | 2 Comments
Obama was there and present, even though he was not really connecting as well as, say, Bill Clinton, but then nobody is Bill. I think this one will definitely be a win for Obama. At one point Romney even got shook up. He tried to pull a gotcha on the President with the Rose Garden speech and even Candy Crowley had to correct him. Ouch. That is going to form a lasting impression. It was debunked as the words were coming out of his mouth.
But damn, no talk of abortion? This would have been prime time for Obama to call out Romney on his flip-flops about abortion. Amazing that did not get into the conversation. And Romney treated the moderator, Candy Crowley, like she worked for him. I’m not saying Romney was rude, but jeez, when he talked down to the President like he did this alone should be the nail in his coffin. Who the f**k did Romney think he was talking to, one of his butlers? That was amazing.
In the end, Obama did what I was hoping, what we were all hoping. He kept the conversation on Romney and kept Romney defending himself, which is exactly the correct strategy — and he pulled it off.
By tmcbpatriot | October 16, 2012 | No Comments
For anyone still not living in reality, a little refresher as to where we are…Ahem…Issues do not matter! Character does not matter! Lies do not matter! Truth. Does. Not. Matter!
The 2012 Presidential election is a horse race, a reality show and American Idol all rolled into one. As we saw with the last debate, whatever Obama says during these dabates is totally lost on a nation of bleary eyed, obese, teevee watchers who know only quick edits and lots and lots of drama. The first debate, if you recall, had none of that. The VP debate, on the other hand, was overflowing with it and we loved it!
That’s not to say Romney didn’t deliver in the first debate. Aside from his Big Bird comment, he took the night because Obama forgot the most important fact that every President is supposed to remember. When you are on TV you must remember that you are on TV!
Fact is, Romney won because his opponent never showed. It was really a forfeit when you think about it. Had Obama brought his A-game the outcome would have been much different. Instead, Obama went on live television and gave a policy talk and was subsequently destroyed. If he had done this on CSPAN do you think he would have failed? Hell no! He would have been leading the meeting and, more than likely, putting those folks to sleep too. Let’s face it, governing is boring.
But, Mr. President, NBC, ABC, FOX and CNN is not CSPAN. It is infotainment and a televised debate is not a policy meeting! Secondly, you have to remember that with Republicans the bar is set very, very low. We don’t expect much from them and when they deliver, even a little bit, it comes across as impressive to many people. On the other hand, Democrats are expected to be the adults in the room and fully in charge. When they fail to deliver we just want to jump off a cliff. Had Obama brought his “Biden” with him for the first debate we would not be talking about this. Instead, all Obama did was give himself a lot of extra work and now has to go over the top just to make up for lost time.
Bottom line, tonight is a MUST win for Obama. He must come to this debate as “speech giving” Obama, “teleprompter reading” Obama, “church going, Rev. Wright, shout-out” Obama. Whatever the hell it takes, we need that! Just remember Mr. President that our attention span is short. Most viewers are not listening to you. Sure there is radio, but what is this 1942? We are mostly watching and mostly wondering why your flag pin is smaller than your opponent, how your tie looks, how white your shirt is, if you look sleepy, if Romney has a spray-on tan. Tonight is also a town hall so we will also be looking at your pants, your shoes, the way you stand, where you put your hands. In other words, we will focus less on what you say than how you say it. It all visual. Most importantly, remember that you are not doing this for me or for people like me. We already know who we are going to vote for. We have known this for years. There are far more important people watching tonight that you need to reach.
We are less than three weeks away from the big day and now is when those moronic, no-nothing, so-called independents come out of their slumber and finally start paying attention to this election. This debate is for them, the stupid people. Talk to them. Reach them. Don’t let Romney commandeer them Mr. President. You need to scoop them up and hold them close. Talk directly to them and remember that they are mostly Jay Leno watching, high-fructose eating, honey boo boo watching, overweight, uneducated morons. They do not understand policy. If you go there they will change the channel. You don’t want that.
Remember, Mr. President, you are on all the other channels too and this only reminds the “undecideds” that you have preempted their favorite f**king shows! In other words they are already going in angry.
Don’t make it worse!!
Do yourself a favor tonight Mr. President and simply call out Romney on all of his lies. Keep him on the defensive and do it dramatically, aggressively and confidently. Laugh your ass off, shake your head in disbelief. Just be sure to keep that mother f**ker on the ropes until the final bell. You can do this Mr. President. This should be easy for you. Don’t forget who the President is and please, whatever you do, don’t f*ck this up.
By tmcbpatriot | October 14, 2012 | No Comments
I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand Paul Ryan. He is one of those people who back in high school you wanted to pummel for no reason whatsoever. Remember them? I know you do. Just the way they looked at you. Their smirk. Their ability to annoy the f**k out of you just by walking by.
And if that is not all, Paul Ryan annoys me because of his widow’s peak. That is the official name for that annoying little triangle on his forehead.
You know the one:
My prayer is of course that Ryan goes back to being annoying in the do-nothing Congress. But just in case we are stuck with that annoying little sh*t for an ungodly four years, here is a tip for that god awful, dumb-ass hairdo:
Change your hairstyle
Go for laser hair removal
Please! Do us all a favor because I have news for you, it looks ridiculous. I may not look like George Clooney, but at least I don’t resemble Eddie fu**ing Munster! So take your pick of options Ryan. Any one of them will do. America will thank you for it too. Trust me on that one.
Please though, do us all a bigger favor and lose on November 6th, ok? America will thank you even more for doing that.
By tmcbpatriot | October 11, 2012 | 1 Comment
Most memorable line: “Now you’re Jack Kennedy!”
Classic! Now, here are my thoughts. Also cross posted on The Reaction blog.
Well…That. Was. Awesome!
Biden gave the performance of a lifetime. Before the pundits shape my answer, here goes: Biden is a smart man, around for decades who knows what is going on. He definitely had Ryan on the defensive all night. One pundit actually said it well. He said Ryan spent the night defending Romney while Biden defended Mom and Dad.
That really nails it. Biden was ready and was not about to back down. Sure he had to build Obama back up after last week, but this is what he would have done, regardless. He had Ryan right where he wanted him and had every opportunity to nail him and he did it with aplomb. He got Ryan on stimulus hypocrisy, on the 47% finally and on foreign policy.
It is hilarious though. Last week Romney’s interruptions and smirking was seen as agressive. Joe is already being called possible rude and snarky. Interesting. Liberal media my ass.
Ok, the “undecideds” just gave it to Biden. Normally I do not want to hear from these no nothing morons, but tonight they get a pass. Who is undecided at this point? I ask you.
I do not have cable so I will not be able to hear anything until tomorrow, or until the internet updates. That said, I am sure Biden won this thing. We will hear some great sound bites in the coming week. Obama now has no choice but to come out and do what Biden did tonight or lose. He needs to put Romney on the defensive all night. We’ll see. The moderator did a fine job though.
Charlie Rose is on right now. I am afraid to watch. Al Hunt from Bloomberg is smooching Ryan’s ass and reminding everyone how poorly Obama did last week. Rich Loury says Biden was off-putting, obnoxious and rude. Mark Halperin from Time is basically agreeing with Loury. The media is going with Biden being rude and his “ticks” whatever the fuck that means. John Heilemann from NY Magazine says Republicans will be happy with Ryan’s performance.
The whole talk is how those moron undecideds will react. Why do we care about people who still have not made up their minds? These people should not be allowed to vote with three weeks left.
I am annoyed that Biden did not bring up Ayn Rand tonight. I really thought it would happen. But I will take what I can get nevertheless.
Nobody on TV talks about the issues at all. The pundits are still taking about Obama’s performance and where he will be next week. Will he bring it, etc. No talk of the actual issues and Romney’s lies. All they talk about is style and no substance. Sickening. Next week, according to these pundits, Obama can just read a menu, so long as he says it forcibly and aggressively.
Oh boy, now its Chuck Todd. He is counting how many times each man said the other man’s running mates name. At least he and everyone is saying that Biden ran the table. Gwen Ifill, surely pissed that she was snubbed this year, is talking about tone. It is absolutely amazing how these supposed professional pundits and journalists talk about what we all just saw with such little substance. It is disgusting.
God I wish TV would have on real thinkers responding, like comedians and bloggers, people who actually give a crap and have something to say. All these guys are thinking about is how cool they are that they are on Charlie Rose. We need someone to just be real. Nobody will say what they really think. Rich Lowry just said on TV that Romney won last week because he won on substance and style. WTF? And nobody at that table called him on that. They are not listening to each other. They are just waiting to talk. I can’t take it.
John Heilemann just said that people might want to consider the notion that Obama has not been able to get things done with the Republican Congress but that voters might feel Romney might. He said this with a straight face too. Our media is a disaster. How can anyone say that Obama failed because he was unable to get consensus? It completely ignores what Republicans said on day one of Obama’s tenure and every day thereafter. Their only goal was for him to fail. How could Heilemann call himself a serious journalist and possibly suggest a Dem could have bi-partisanship with this Congress? It is completely insane. If Obama does not remind voters about this key fact and the GOP’s total obstruction then Dems are treading on thin ice.
Letterman is tearing Ryan a new one right now. Not a Ryan fan, thank goodness.
And with that it is time for bed. Chalk one up for our side. ‘Night!
By tmcbpatriot | October 11, 2012 | No Comments
It’s 8:51 EST and I am ready for whatever happens…sort of. Here is what I predict will happen. Biden is ready and Ryan will be prepared as well. Biden is going to be his honest self while Ryan will pontificate and bloviate and lie the same lies his boss spread last week. Biden will outsmart his opponent from time to time and Ryan will retort. In all, not much will happen and it will all be quite dull. Afterwards Dems will say Biden won and Republicans will swear it was Ryan. Then we wait to see what the rest of the talking heads have to say and then tomorrow we find out officially.
Prediction: TIE…It will still be Obama’s to lose next week.
By tmcbpatriot | October 11, 2012 | No Comments