He can’t defend his shitty record, teleprompter or not.
Romney on ObamaCare:
I just don’t know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for Obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the American people,” Romney said, referring to the health-care overhaul the president championed. “It has killed jobs.”
Romney on the role of government:
The role of government — look behind us: the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The role of government is to promote and protect the principles of those documents. First, life and liberty. We have a responsibility to protect the lives and liberties of our people, and that means the military, second to none. I do not believe in cutting our military. I believe in maintaining the strength of America’s military. Second, in that line that says, we are endowed by our Creator with our rights — I believe we must maintain our commitment to religious tolerance and freedom in this country. That statement also says that we are endowed by our Creator with the right to pursue happiness as we choose. I interpret that as, one, making sure that those people who are less fortunate and can’t care for themselves are cared by — by one another. We’re a nation that believes that we’re all children of the same God. And we care for those that have difficulties — those that are elderly and have problems and challenges, those that disabled, we care for them. And we look for discovery and innovation, all these things desired out of the American heart to provide the pursuit of happiness for our citizens. But we also believe in maintaining for individuals the right to pursue their dreams, and not to have the government substitute itself for the rights of free individuals. And what we’re seeing right now is, in my view, a trickle-down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams. And it’s not working. And the proof of that is 23 million people out of work. The proof of that is one out of six people in poverty. The proof of that is we’ve gone from 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps. The proof of that is that 50 percent of college graduates this year can’t find work. The path we’re taking is not working. It is time for a new path.”
Romney on Obama’s “green jobs”:
Romney hit the nail on the head when he said, “You put $90 billion, like 50 years’ worth of tax breaks, into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and Ener1,” he told the president. “I had a friend who said: ‘You don’t just pick the winners and losers; you pick the losers.'”
He said that “these businesses, many of them have gone out of business, I think about half of them, of the ones have been invested in have gone out of business,“a number of them happened to be owned by people who were contributors to your campaigns.” Romney forgot to mention Beacon Power and Abound Solar.
Romney went on, “And in one year, you provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world,” Romney said in a rebuttal to Obama’s criticism of oil companies receiving $4 billion dollars in tax breaks. You put $90 billion into — into green jobs. And I — look, I’m all in favor of green energy,” Romney said, “$90 billion? That would have hired 2 million teachers, $90 billion!”
Obama makes Jimmy Carter look presidential.
Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.
Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter.
The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.
Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of Democracy. This debate was seriously chaffing him.
When a SCOAMF like Obama is left to his own devices to explain his policies, he gets a serious case of the drools.
The leftwing media response was predictable and on cue.
Crissy Matthews threw a hissy fit:
“I don’t know what he was doing out there. He had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand, came in with a campaign. He had a plan, he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively, he was going to relish the evening, enjoying it,” Matthews said.
“Here’s my question for Obama: I know he likes saying he doesn’t watch cable television but maybe he should start. Maybe he should start. I don’t know how he let Romney get away with the crap he throughout tonight about Social Security,” Matthews complained.
Matthews then demanded that President Obama start watching cable news, specifically his program.
“Where was Obama tonight? He should watch — well, not just Hardball, Rachel, he should watch you, he should watch the Reverend Al [Sharpton], he should watch Lawrence. He would learn something about this debate. There’s a hot debate going on in this country. You know where it’s been held? Here on this network is where we’re having the debate,” Matthews said.
“We have our knives out,” Matthews said, admitting his network is trying their best to defend Obama and his policies. “We go after the people and the facts. What was he doing tonight? He went in there disarmed.”
Here’s a hint, Chrissy: Never bring a knife to a gunfight.
What passes for “debate” on MSNBC is constant smearing of Republicans while serving as a campaign wing for Dems. That network in particular is so far in the tank for Obama when Romney wins in November, they’re going to make Chrissy’s meltdown look like a silly pout.
Obama looked tired, even bored; he kept looking down; he had no crisp statements of passion or argument; he wasn’t there. He was entirely defensive, which may have been the strategy. But it was the wrong strategy. At the wrong moment.
The person with authority on that stage was Romney – offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It’s beyond depressing. But it’s true.
Andy was so depressed after the debate, he curled up on his sofa with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, a box of Kleenex, and his male cat.
Hollywood’s Jabba the Hut, Michael Moore, bitched all over Twitter:
“This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach”
“Pres Obama -We know u were miffed that Biden pushed u on gay marriage. Have u ever thought of surprising him w/ a big kiss on the lips?”
“Romney is channeling the look and sound of Reagan. Obama is giving a professor’s lecture. Note to O: Don’t wait til later to throw a punch.”
The Left also blamed moderator Jim Lehrer for allowing Romney to beat up on their boyfriend:
He (Romney)had a plan..he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively….
CNN’s Roland Smith:
I can already tell when this debate is over I’m going to go off on Jim Lehrer and these questions! #EssenceDebate
Moonbat Bill Maher:
Hey Lehrer, you’re the fucking ref, stop letting the Mittbot bully you – he can’t fire YOU.
Al Gore blamed climate change:
“Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today — just a few hours before the debate started,” Gore said on his network, Current. “Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don’t know…”
After all the work the MSM did propping up the socialist empty suit and foisting him into office, they still can’t make him look like the Smartest Guy in the Room when he has to stand alone and speak for himself.
They really believed the hype they created, which makes this all the more enjoyable to watch. The bad part is that it will take years to unfuck all the damage Obama did to this country economically and to our foreign policy and national security, with their help.
Romney hit all the right points; Obama’s eco-scams, taxes, and ObamaCare.
My guess is that the next two presidential debates will end up the same, with Romney unmercifully pummeling Obama and the MSM crying about it.
- Chris Matthews Explodes Over President Obama’s Empty Podium Performance at First Presidential Debate (themoderatevoice.com)
- Romney humiliated Obama in the presidential debate. This election isn’t over (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)