President Obama’s take on last night’s debate (you’re going to LOVE this)

Who are you and what did you do with Mitt Romney???

UPDATE: My response to all of you hand-wringers that are convinced President Obama was a big loser at the debate is HERE. Go. Read it.

President Obama got back on the campaign trail today in Denver and it’s clear that (a) he’s not the least bit deflated by last night’s debate and (b) Mitt Romney’s massive shift in several positions has not escaped him in the least.

Video, transcript and some interesting thoughts to consider after the jump.

Before I get to the video and transcript, I wanted to say a couple of things. First, on a conference call with media today, David Axelrod was asked why President Obama didn’t push back against Mitt Romney’s copious lies. His answer was basically that President Obama was there to talk to the American people and, had he spent his entire time refuting and debunking Romney’s lies, misstatements and newfound positions on a number of issues, he never would have had the chance to talk about his own positions.

Related to that, I read an fascinating piece at Daily Kos this afternoon that I commend your attention to. It’s called “Romney Won Using a Debate Technique Called the Gish Gallop“. Here’s a snippet:

As fact checkers busily highlight the myriad number of lies and distortions offered by Mitt-Etch-A-Sketch-Romney during last night’s debate, and the spinners spin their polls with impunity, I find it interesting that the debate tactic itself has not yet been discussed nor properly analyzed. In fact, the lies and distortions offered by Romney in last night’s debate are the very ESSENCE of his tactic — and is therefore quite pertinent to the discussion. Romney used a debate tactic known as the Gish Gallop.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about the Gish Gallop:

[Duane] Gish has been characterized as using a rapid-fire approach during a debate, presenting arguments and changing topics very quickly. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, has dubbed this approach the “Gish Gallop,” describing it as “where the creationist is allowed to run on for 45 minutes or an hour, spewing forth torrents of error that the evolutionist hasn’t a prayer of refuting in the format of a debate” and criticized Gish for failing to answer objections raised by his opponents.

This is what Mitt Romney did to a tee last night. He spewed so many untruths that there was simply no way President Obama could have refuted even some of them and still get out his message.

Anyway, here’s a bit of his speech from Denver today. The transcript is below.

OBAMA: Now, the reason I was in Denver obviously is to see all of you, and it’s always pretty, but we also had our first debate last night. And when I got on to the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney. But it couldn’t have been Mitt Romney because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. The fellow on stage last night said he didn’t know anything about that.

The real Mitt Romney said we don’t need any more teachers in our classrooms, but -don’t boo, vote – but the fellow on stage last night, he loves teachers, can’t get enough of them.

The Mitt Romney we all know invested in companies that were called pioneers of outsourcing jobs to other countries, but the guy on stage last night, he said that he doesn’t even know that there are such laws that encourage outsourcing. He’s never heard of them. Never heard of them. Never heard of tax breaks for companies who ship jobs overseas. He said that if it’s true, he must need a new accountant.

Now, we know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant. So you see, the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for their real Mitt Romney’s decisions and what he’s been saying for the last year and that’s because he knows full well that we don’t want what he’s been selling for the last year.

So Governor Romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth. So here’s the truth – Governor Romney cannot pay for his $5 trillion tax plan without blowing up the deficit or sticking it to the middle class. That’s the math.

We can’t afford to go down that road again.

We can’t afford another round of budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy.

We can’t afford to gut out investments in education or clean energy or research and technology.

We can’t afford to roll back regulations on Wall Street or on big oil companies or insurance companies.

We cannot afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess.

That is not a plan to create jobs, that is not a plan to grow the economy, that is not change, that is a relapse. We don’t want to go back there. We’ve tried it, it didn’t work and we are not going back, we are going forward.

Now, I’ve got a different view about how we create jobs and prosperity. This country doesn’t succeed when we only see the rich getting richer. We succeed when the middle class gets bigger. We grow our economy not from the top down, but from the middle out. We don’t believe that anybody’s entitled to success in this country, but we do believe in something called opportunity. We believe in a country where hard work pays off and where responsibility is rewarded and everybody’s getting a fair shot and everybody’s doing their fair share and everybody plays by the same rules. That’s the country we believe in. That’s what I’m fighting for, that’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States, and that’s why I want your vote.

AUDIENCE: Four more years!

OBAMA: What I talked about last night was a new economic patriotism, a patriotism that’s rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. That means we export more jobs and we outsource – export more products and outsource fewer jobs.

You know, over the last three years we came together to reinvent a dying auto industry that’s back on top of the world. We’ve created more than half a million new manufacturing jobs. And so now you’ve got a choice. We can keep giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that are opening new plants and training new workers and creating jobs right here in the United States of America. That’s what we’re looking for.

We can help big factories and small businesses double their exports and create a million new manufacturing jobs over the next four years. You can make that happen.

I want to control more of our own energy. You know, after 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, your cars and trucks will be going twice as far on a gallon of gas. We’ve doubled the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar, and thousands of Americans have jobs today building wind turbines and long-lasting batteries. The United States of America today is less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last two decades. So now you’ve got a choice between a plant that reverses this progress or one that builds on it.

You know, last night my opponent says he refuses to close the loophole that gives big oil companies $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies every year. Now, we’ve got a better plan where we keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal and the good jobs that come with them, where farmers and scientists harness new biofuels to power our cars and our trucks, where construction workers are retrofitting homes and factories so they waste less energy, and we can develop a hundred-year supply of natural gas that creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and, by the way, we can cut our oil imports in half by 2020. That will be good for our economy, that will be good for our environment, that will be good for Colorado, that will be good for America, that’s what we’re fighting for, that’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States.

[Photo/graphic credit: Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog]

  • Rev_Lowrey

    Where was this aggressive posture last night? Both Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson (on the Democracy Now “expanded debate” gave a better showing and had better plans for the country. I don’t get Obama’s support of fracking. He is still a tool of big business. I’d like to see him push through on his ideas to cut corporate welfare, but I don’t think he really means it. Romney is the one who shouldn’t be invited to the debates. He has sure worked on tactics of deception. Total liar, but he looked pretty good.

    • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

      Aggressive? Are you kidding? That’s exactly what they were hoping for. Nothing would make him look less presidential. By the way, did you actually read what I wrote?

      • Rev_Lowrey

        Yes, I did actually read what you wrote. I don’t think you actually know “exactly what they were hoping for”.
        I think Obama should have set the tone for the debate instead of following Romney’s lead. It made him look weak.
        In the followup video you posted with this article he appeared much more competent than he did last night.
        If it was as you suggest, a tactic for him to let Romney take the lead, I don’t think it gave him any advantage.
        I’m not kidding.
        He could have essentially ignored Romney and presented a much stronger case for his own positions.
        We need an aggressive leader and Romney should not be allowed to appear to be that person.
        In today’s video Obama essentially admits that Romney’s change-up was something he had not prepared for, yet the etch-a-sketch meme has been passed around, initiated and promoted by Romney’s own campaign for months.
        Also, candidates who qualified to enough states that they could actually be viable alternatives should have been included.
        Not inviting them was to me, weak, unstatesmanlike and gave Romney much more perceived credibility than he deserves.

        • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

          It was absolutely what they were hoping for. It was written about in the New York Times in the same article where they talked about him practicing his “zingers”.
          I trust this president and his campaign strategists implicitly. I have NEVER been disappointed by their political strategy even though there have been plenty of times that I questioned it at first. I don’t question the OFA political staff anymore. I work closely with them and they are absolutely incredible. Their timing is impeccable.

          • pawdna

            What planet do u live on?

        • DeeKat

          How odd. How did President Obama follow Gov Romney’s lead? Exactly how was he supposed to have set the tone if the other side had already practice a flim flam performance? Again, as the President said, if he had addressed the lies he would not have had any time to share what he thought were the important issues to discuss.

        • http://www.facebook.com/azphilosopher Art Martin

          No, we don’t need an aggressive leader. Think of the aggressive leaders throughout history, the authoritarians, the bullies and where did they get their countries? Nothing but problems, violence, economic calamity. Our greatest Presidents were rational, open-minded, knew how to accept differences, surrounded themselves with people that challenged their own view, knew how to listen. Think of the most effective bosses you’ve had in your life. I doubt they were the micro-managers, the bullying types. Romney’s “credibility” from the debates has pretty much vanished in the days since once his “facts” were fully vetted. Obama played it just fine.

      • http://twitter.com/MA1776 Mary Adams

        If Obama got aggressive he would have been portrayed as an ‘angry black man’.

        • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

          Exactly.

        • http://twitter.com/jmfreda Joanne Freda

          You are exactly right! The racists would have been screaming.

        • pawdna

          He’s not only a black man—people seem to forget he’s also a white man. But he seems to be ashamed of that & supports the black man in spite of the fact his black father walked out on him & his white mother & her family stuck by him even though they were communists. Lets look at the facts folks. And he is angry–watch him at the rallies. He looks mad all the time & is constantly yelling like he’s a Hitler! Seems he thinks if he yells people will believe him. I don’t need chastising by him, thank you! But a lot of those folks must think they do cause they seem to love it.

  • David

    It’s just too bad that Obama’s speech writers didn’t tell him to say that in the debate last night. Instead he just stared at his podium with the body language of a shy nerd getting his ass kicked at a game he’s supposed to be good at, by the jock that everyone thought was an idiot. Whoops! A debate is about perception, not truth. So the hysterical liberal pundits on cable news that nobody watches such as MSNBC(unlike the debates which gets roughly 3 times the ratings traffic as cable news) can do all the “fact checking” they want. In the end it doesnt matter. With debates it’s about the MOMENT and the effect that moment had on those watching at the time. And the fact is, Obama’s moment passed.

    • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

      Shall we call for the fainting couch for you? String of pearls for David to clutch, STAT!
      Trust this president. He’s earned it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1131864054 Amber DeJong

      See I just can’t agree with that. As I was watching I felt that romney was very defensive, bratty even at times and aggressive I felt more like obama was holding himself back to let Romney have all the rope he needed. I never thought wow romney really won this one until later when I turned on MSNBC and saw how they were reacting. It’s hard to debate a man who gets up and does a 180. I believe the word saying is trying to nail jello to the wall.

    • Jules

      Dear Mr. President, you lost some ground last night because you didn’t seem prepared for what Romney served (lies or no). Romney is a liar and a bully. Be ready next time.

      • Allan Orr

        Ah but he is. Now he’s let Mitt wear himself out spouting BS he’s also had a chance to analyse what has been said and can set himself up with the right research and supporting facts to scrape the turd into the hole he’s dug and bury him.
        Round 1 in debating is about setting up the arguments, 2 and 3 are where the damage gets done to your opposition.

    • WoobieTuesday

      you couldn’t be more wrong. Americans may not be able to stomach the news, but they are on their social networks 24/7. what can be said about Obama, except that he had a mediocre performance. on the other hand, what can be said about Romney’s rapid fire lies will fill a book. next up? Uncle Joe and Lyin’ Ryan. and then a town-hall style Presidential debate, which Obama excels at and Romney routinely fails in monumental fashion. you know what i’ve seen a lot of today on my social networks? fact checking; comics discussing Lehrer’s practical non-existence and Big Bird. yeah. Romney tells Big Bird he’s fired. but you keep strumming that moment.

  • DownriverDem

    So what happens next time? I want to see polls that cover 10/3.

  • Michelle

    Great piece!! keep it up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DanUllmann Dan Ullmann

    Romney’s newest etch-a-sketch reboot (version 10.0) had a successful debate, in the same way that Bernie Madoff had a successful investment program. The only problem is, like Bernie’s nice-sounding fiscal advice, it was all based on smoke and mirrors. The fact-deprived rhetoric sounded good, but the details and arithmetic just weren’t there.

    The good news is, every distortion that Romney spoke in the first debate has now become powerful ammunition for the next two. And as everyone knows, including good ol’ Bernie, karma’s a bitch.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1794616489 Sally A Fontaine

      I hope so. I did notice the 4 trillion budget lie right away from Romney and knew there were many more lies. I do find it very sad though that independents believed him instead of checking the facts. Thats my biggest fear. I dealt with Romney in Mass..even voted for him and saw how he totally lied and decimated our state. Only can hope people learn from our mistake. Also lov ed how he brought up his winning as a republican in mass. Thing is he spoke like a democrat to us and we didnt realize it was all BS coming out of his mouth. We trusted he would do what he said. Silly us!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/camillabok Camilla Bok Bok

        Thank you for sharing this, Sally. Remember what he said about Scott Brown “Mass even elected a Republican senator to stop Obamacare.”
        Help Warren get elected!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesskent80 Jessie Kent

      the scary things about debates, is people are stupid enough to buy that crap and not research it….

    • WoobieTuesday

      @Dan Ullman… that is quote worthy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=687540976 David Kerlick

    There is NO SUCH THING as “clean coal.”

    • dogfairy

      How true. Thank you.

      • Tommy Serene

        “Clean coal” is merely an attractive (to some) soundbite.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesskent80 Jessie Kent

      sure there is you wash it with gasoline…. ( i actually yelled your comment verbatim last night at the tv when i heard him say that

    • http://twitter.com/teachergriff Adam

      As a friend of mine said, “Clean coal, which comes from the fairy lands and is mined by beautiful people who come out all white.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001023723126 Donna Braendel

      It’s BS. I live in one of the loveliest places there is in this country, below a craggy mountain that is a major estuary for raptors and they plan to coal mine it to the mountain face. AND send it to China. I’ve seen what it looks like elsewhere in this state and there is black dust everywhere it travels… Complete lie..There is NO such thing as “clean coal”

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Jamieson/1411029199 Scott Jamieson

        True. Its like “compassionate conservative.”

  • Travis

    Romney was more prepared and won. Obama just looks like a puppet that can only perform when a speech is written out for him. Romney isn’t Bush you are going to have to step up your A game.

    • Tommy Serene

      Governor Mormon Angel Moroni is most certainly not George Bush…but he sure ain’t the Reagan god people want to worship.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1794616489 Sally A Fontaine

      Reason Obama wasnt prepared is he use Kerry as his debate adviser and he played Romney. That was a big mistake. He should have used Clinton. I come from mass and while Kerry is nice, he really is not someone you can learn from.. lol

  • http://twitter.com/MmedeSevigne Marjorie

    ADD Mittfit woke the beast up….See you at Hofstra, sucker!

  • http://www.facebook.com/veeva Vivian Stroman

    I DISAGREE WITH THE CONSENSUS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA LOST.

    i didn’t like how the debate was run and i think it’s the moderators
    job to correct outright lies by either debaters… I dont think the
    President can be Presidential haggling and yelling like a
    fishwife…Romney lied about his plans for America because his REAL
    PLANS could result in an AUTOMATIC RESOUNDING HELL NO from voters….he
    lied throughout, was rude and disrespectful.
    romney displayed NO CLASS. IF YOU WILL, HIS BREEDING SHOWED THRU LAST NIGHT.

    if you call that winning and you enjoy aggressive bullying and bold
    outright lies in your face over a man who tells the truth and lays out
    his plans in exacting and succinct explanations, then by all means, vote
    in “Rack and Ruin”. you’ll all be sorry by the end of the first year.

    I, however, AM ONE OF THE 47%, I AM BLACK,
    FEMALE AND DISABLED, UNABLE TO WORK AND SUPPORT MYSELF, NOT OUT OF
    CHOICE BUT BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL AILMENT.

    i know i won’t like
    what America will become under romney. I don’t like what the racists and
    republicans have done to America since our President was elected. I’m
    disappointed, not in Obama’s representation at the debate last night,
    but in the news media and those Americans who are SO easily mislead.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesskent80 Jessie Kent

      VERY well put! in my opinion mitt did win last night, but only to ignorant people who believe what they hear on tv. i have my eyes wide open and know obama won that round. i am a healthy white male that makes ok money, and i would hate to see what my country would end up like under romney. i hate the fact that he doesn’t think my gay friends and family deserve the same rights as me, and i hate the GOPs flat out bigotry.

    • http://twitter.com/jmfreda Joanne Freda

      I also agree with everything you said about the debate. So many people looked at this like a performance and yes, Romney was a performer last night. He was dramatic, aggressive, interruptive, insulting, but also lying and changing his platform right there on stage, so yes, it was a performance. Obama was presidential as he always is. If he would have refuted all the lies that’s all he would have had time to do.

    • http://www.facebook.com/camillabok Camilla Bok Bok

      Vivian,
      Not only I agree with you, but I believe most women agree with you.

      My hubby and I watched the debate at a bar last night and didn’t talk during most of it.

      On our way back I was happy Obama had “won” and he was “pissed” Romney
      had “won” (but hubby was puzzled why the female line on the
      male/female/favoritism trackline on CNN was always higher when Obama
      was speaking.) Hubby is an Obama fan.

      Hubby explains to me why he believes Romney won.
      I explain why I believe Obama won.
      We get home and “OMG, Chris Matthews is freaking out!”

      So, yeah. I guess both hubby and Matthews are right… or are they?

      After reading this I came to conclusion we are both right.

      Romney scored higher with White males.
      Obama scored higher with females and minorities (or anyone who has ever been a victim of bullying).
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brenda-peterson/mitt-romney_b_1940508.html

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001023723126 Donna Braendel

        Exactly! The bully aspect was classic, and glaringly obvious to me. My husband watched it and didn’t like it either, (thought Obama won) but he is the unusual male who despises bullies and always recognizes them, Most males I talked to otherwise thought Romney was “tough” and the President needed to be “tougher” and give R a “smackdown” … Weird perspective…

      • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.smolinski.16 Jessica Smolinski

        sounds like you are in the extreme minority. 68% of the people watching the debates thought Romney won. He also wiped out $100 million of Obama negative advertising in the swing states. But of course, it appears that you are still oblivious to the 4 years of economic disaster Obama has left behind.

        • J0hnLocke

          It’s too bad that the whole economic mess started when Bush was president and that the economy is slowly improving now. Why do people keep blaming our economic problems on Obama when they started before he was elected?

          • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.smolinski.16 Jessica Smolinski

            Who really created the economic mess? Please consider this when deciding
            to point blame at Bush again. The day
            the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3,
            2007… the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the
            Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress. At the time: DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
            GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% unemployment rate was 4.6% George Bush’s
            economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH.

            January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Democrat Barney Frank
            took over the House Financial Services Committee and Democrat Chris Dodd took
            over the Senate Banking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15
            months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING and FINANCIAL SERVICES!
            Dumping 5-6 TRILLION…

        • Sophie Amrain

          The polls do not confirm your assumption. Also, what do you mean by negative advertising? Those ads, where extensive Romney quotes appear? I would agree that is enough to form a negative impression, if you hear enough Romney talk, lol.

  • Christo13

    Now he needs to say that at the next debate, and he will.

  • http://twitter.com/CallofMcClellan McClellan

    Ouch, lots of defensive fans of the president today. Not without good reason. I noticed this “article” is actually mostly a pasted bit of Obama’s daily distortion to an adoring crowd of emotional children. Well he immediately goes into demagogue-mode and says he wants to hire more teachers and Romney wants to cut taxes for the wealthy by $5 trillion. A rational adult refutes this argument in this fashion: “hire more teachers” means borrow more money from foreign countries to hire teachers for one year and then force states to lay them off or pay for those new hires themselves. I know, because I am a teacher and that happened to me. “$5 trillion tax cut” is just something Obama made up. I’d be willing to bet that no one who follows this site even knows what Romney’s tax plan is, what taxes it cuts, how much revenue will be changed on a yearly basis, and how it IS possible to pay for it with loophole closing and deduction removal. Nor will my comment here cause anyone to start investigating these claims as a rational adult. Carry on Obamabots.

    • nowheremandk

      If you teach the way you write, then it’s no surprise that you lost that teaching job. You may have good arguments to make, but insulting people is no way to coax them to listen to you.

      So tell us, since neither Ryan nor Romney can: *How* is it possible to pay for a 20% tax cut by closing loopholes and ending deductions, when all of those loopholes and deductions together don’t add up to the 20% of taxes that are lost?

    • http://www.facebook.com/azphilosopher Art Martin

      This whole borrowing money from China crap needs to be addressed right now. The overwhelming majority of US debt is owned by AMERICANS not the Chinese. Many of us that have investments/401ks/IRAs have a balance of stocks and bonds. Those bonds are exactly that, US debt. We’re investing in ourselves. Education creates jobs and innovation, proven to help grow an economy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frivilosity Steve Hawley

    I agree, how can you debate against that kind of shit? Mittwit grabbed many of Obama’s ideas, calling them his own and blatantly lying on everything else. Obama was disgusted by that and by Jim Lehrer’s incompetence.

  • cogboy

    well of course obama moved on! and in a week it will be forgotten. we are in a new era of “too much information” and journalists keep trying to spin our emotions. i would have to apologize to all my friends for suggesting they watch msnbc last night. and from all the gloating, you wouldn’t think mitt had thrown fox under the bus. but this was his biggest flip ever.

    something that obama fully understands is that there is no 5 day news week or 24 hour news cycle. the real punctuation comes via actual human contact. there will be data spikes but social media-ists will move on to jobs numbers on friday and by monday, we’ll be checking to see if nicki bitchslapped mariah. remember, the same pundits apoplectic over obama last night also gleefully declared the end of todd akin.

    twitter, facebook, freaking schultzies and wolf blitzer’s slow humping noodles are no indicator of what people are feeling. even the focus groups who said romney won, were not committing to voting for him. those who have decided are not changing and those who are undecided fully enjoy not telling. obama is a much wiser campaigner than mitt romney and he let mitt be a shiny clown last night. armed with new confidence, mitt lied about his own policies, threatened the livelihood of his elderly host then brought it to big bird. that’s what mitt built last night night. let it soak in.

    the nice older lady next door mentioned to me this morning that it was just shameful how mitt was so rude to jim leher last night. that was the most accurate read i have heard all day and not a single newscast has picked up on it. but obama gets it.

    • WoobieTuesday

      @cogboy… perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gaililly Gail Anderson

    Romney did nothing but lie after lie. He kept referring to “HIS state”(which one, Mitt, hell you have 6 just across America) oh the one you were governor of and RUINED!! I have lived in Massachusetts my entire life and I know Romney and his family. He is lying. On education, he said he brought our schools to #1, WRONG, we were NEVER #1 and especially under him as he CUT school funding an school programs. Job growth, we were in the top 3 when he became governor and in 4 short yrs. he brought us down to #47th. He increased our taxes and ran up a huge deficit, leaving MA residents more TAXES to pay. His LEGACY Romney Care is good enough for MAss, but Obama Care (same thing) is NOT good enough for the rest of America????? WHY, MR. ROMNEY????? Lie after lie after lie. he was PRO CHOICE, FOR FUNDING OF CONTRACEPTIVES, PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND ABORTION WHILE GOVERNOR OF MA. (in fact abortion is still covered in MA UNDER ROMNEY CARE. Now he wants you all to believe he has changed his positions on all these issues. HE IS A LIAR. He can’t be trusted and he is a CHEAT. Look at what he did to those Bain employees He worked their asses off and when he made his millions, he FIRED them and shipped their jobs offshore along with the millions he made to avoid paying taxes to the very govt. that help him and he wants to be president of. HE IS NO DAM GOOD.

    • johnny jennings

      At least he’s not a muslim loving socialist trying to destroy our country and our freedoms and crash our economy to bring about the change to socialism. If you want to remain free and live in a capitalist country, you better see the light and get rid of obama quickly!! Wake up America!!!

      • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

        Is this satire or parody? I’m serious. Are YOU serious?

        • ryepie

          I think Johnny forgot to take his meds

      • Sophie Amrain

        1. Obama is Christian.
        2. Obama is for (somewhat moderated) capitalism.
        3. If Obama would want to destroy the country and crash the economy he had ample opportunity to do so. Just not doing anything would have worked. The fact that economy and jobs are coming back (ever so slowly) proves you are wrong with your insinuation.
        4. Obama has worked hard to protect women’s freedom to choose. So you are wrong there, too.
        5. Countries with crashed economies are more likely to go fascist than socialist. So that would be a lousy strategy you imply here.
        6. If you want to remain free you should vote for Obama – true for 100% of women and 99.9% of males – the rest are those plutocrats who wish to screw us over and complain about Obama hindering them doing it.
        7. The vast majority of Americans already can see light very well, thank you.
        8. Obama has stopped the slide of the US into 2nd tier status, which was well advanced under Bush. Get rid of him at your own peril.
        9. It is not enough to be an awake person, the brain has to be awake also. Please work on that.

  • dougvli

    Where the heck was THIS President Obama last night!!!!!!????? This is the kind of in your face direct approach he needs to counter Romney’s waffling bullshit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Al-Loomis/100001670929188 Al Loomis

    when they start talking about patriotism, not only are you being lied to but it’s not a strong lie. he needs you to squint yer eyes while you swallow that one.
    not that there’s anything wrong with obama. if yer dumb enough to listen to politicians you get the government you deserve.

  • Andrew Rei

    I just posted this on Politicus USA….

    Per the Daily Kos:
    Apparently, Mittens employed a tried-and-true debate strategy last night called a “Gish Gallop”. A Gish Gallop is flooding the debate with so many lies that they can’t all possibly be debunked during the debate. This is why Republican strategist Alex Castellanos said right after the debate that Mittens going for the “quick victory” will become a “big loss” later, after the fact-checkers unload on Mittens for his many lies. David Gergen, one of the most Conservative Reaganites out there, said that Mittens “out and out lied” about everything during the debate.

    As the story from Politicus USA last night said, President Obama simply gave Mittens enough rope with which to hang himself. The debate confirmed some other things we had suspected about Mittens, things not revealed from the “47 percent” video: he’s an elitist, corrupt and bullying asshole with not one clue how to be a good citizen, let alone a good politician. Although he can execute the fundamentals of vampire capitalism, he’s not really a businessman. Politically, he’s an idiot…an idiot! He didn’t win jack sh!t last night, he just lopped off the wheels of the rolling calamity of a campaign he’s running.
    Abraham Lincoln once said, “better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt”. Mittens needs to shut up now, but he keeps speaking (and lying) and pounding more nails into his political coffin.

    • Allan Orr

      And as I pointed out further down now he’s dug his hole Obama can do the research, prepare a reasoned response with the research done to back up his facts, scrape Mittens off the ground and bury him in his hole.

    • pawdna

      It can’t be the Gish Gallop because it allows you to rant on 45 mins to an hour. Did you not see they only had 2 mins each for their responses?? You need to do some homework!!

    • pawdna

      How can you make remarks like you made about Romney when you don’t even know the man? Sounds like you believe the liberal media who tries protect Obama no matter what he does. Also sounds like you’re jealous & just want the free handouts Obama gives out from the taxes that are collected from the rest of us.

      • Sophie Amrain

        It is impossible to ‘know the man’ because he is a shape shifter. Romney will say anything – ANYTHING – to get elected. That he has proven over and over.

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  • http://twitter.com/kilowat kilowat

    watch the video Mitt had crib notes,to stiff for hankie LOL hard to prove too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQZ5_qdHLV8

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  • Thomas Torpey

    Ladies and Gentlemen;
    I should wish to inquire: “Barack Obama is not a verbally clumsy man, so why would he have stood there and obviously winced at the having to “be civil”? Why would he have let slip an opportunity to completely devastate Romney and the entire republican agenda?”
    I propose that something else is behind the curtain and that we are not privy to it. It would seem that President Obama allowed Romney to win, I saw the pain on his face and on Michelle’s. The question then becomes why?

    • pawdna

      Because he was embarrassed in front of the whole nation! He was exposed for what/who he really is. Obama can only tell lies about Romney when he’s not around. He can’t say it to his face! Obama’s a coward which was very clear on the debate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lightning.david Lightning David

    No matter whom won the debate, the facts about what the Obama Administration have achieved over nearly 4 years speak forthemselves. And on top of that, there are still more debatesto come, where President Obama will reveal more about what else him & his associates have done, & will continue to do.
    I do not know if he will reveal more about what other sabotages Mitt Romney, & the rest of the
    Republicans in the Senate have tried to halt, but I know one thing is for sure: Barack Obama
    will surely become President again!

    • pawdna

      Achieved what? He’s done nothing the past 4 yrs but try to bring this country down! Where do u get off?

      • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

        You’re spamming. And banned. Bye.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nell.levin Nell Levin

    Obama Back Again is a music video by Nashville-based Shelby Bottom String Band. Check it out and pass it on! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJzOjE-o3n0

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayne-Chapman/623966907 Jayne Chapman

    Even though I was upset that my guy didn’t call the liar out on all of his lies at the end nothing changed – I will work my butt off like I have been doing for years to make sure my President is re-elected and can finish a lot of what he just started to accomplish. Still the best President in my lifetime.

    • pawdna

      How’s that? He’s already been rated worse than Carter. At least Carter had some management skills.

  • Justinntime

    Romney had all the rhetoric down, in order to, sell a pre-owned [used] car (^_^) Would you buy one from him?

    • pawdna

      Most definitely!! & u should too or you’re gonna see a country you don’t recognize or want to live in!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.smolinski.16 Jessica Smolinski

    Who really created the economic mess? Please consider this when deciding
    to point blame at Bush again. The day
    the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3,
    2007… the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the
    Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress. At the time: DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% unemployment rate was 4.6% George Bush’s
    economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH.

    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Democrat Barney Frank
    took over the House Financial Services Committee and Democrat Chris Dodd took
    over the Senate Banking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15
    months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING and FINANCIAL SERVICES!
    Dumping 5-6 TRILLION…

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