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Debate: Obamney Will Win The Election, America Loses

October 17, 2012 by  

Debate: Obamney Will Win The Election, America Loses
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Some pundits claim President Barack Obama won the second debate.

The headlines following last night’s debate were to be expected; jubilant cries from the mainstream media that President Barack Obama is back in front of the Presidential horse race.

But, besides doing so in a more forceful manner, the President did little more than make the same promises that he has made since 2008 — and bend the truth to embolden his weak record. Republican challenger Mitt Romney, despite the opportunity to distinguish himself as a conservative in a battle against leftist policy, spent much of the night dodging the President’s rightful accusations of his flip-flop-flips from left to right to moderate.

The only thing that could have made the debate less useful to voters wishing for a clear distinction between the two candidates would have been easily evadable softball questions tossed by presumably uninformed voters in the audience. And that’s just what we got. Anyone watching saw only kid-glove questions (certainly handpicked by Party elite) the audience members had for the two men vying for a seat in the Oval Office.

When asked about creating jobs and lessening unemployment by a 20-year-old college student, the candidates reached into a tried and true campaign grab bag of rhetoric about the importance of education and manufacturing jobs to the American economy. Obama also mentioned the 5 million jobs he keeps saying he has created, which many Americans seem to be having a hard time finding.

When the President called out Romney with the accusation that the former Governor wanted “to let Detroit go bankrupt” the ensuing argument strengthened the feeling that these two men are not all that different in how they would handle certain situations.

“And I know he keeps saying you want to take Detroit bankrupt. Well, the President took Detroit bankrupt. You took General Motors bankrupt. You took Chrysler bankrupt. So when you say that I wanted to take the auto industry bankrupt, you actually did,” Romney said. “And I think it’s important to know that that was a process that was necessary to get those companies back on their feet, so they could start hiring more people. That was precisely what I recommended and ultimately what happened.”

Obama moved directly into his class warfare rhetoric, accusing Romney of having a financial plan that will only serve to make the rich more wealthy.

“Governor Romney says he’s got a five-point plan? Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan,” Obama said. “And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. That’s been his philosophy in the private sector, that’s been his philosophy as Governor, that’s been his philosophy as a Presidential candidate.”

One thing that was quite clear during the Presidential debate was where moderator Candy Crowley’s allegiances lie. Questions from audience members, as well as Crowley’s follow-ups, were laughably and blatantly pro-Obama.

Playing on the tired “Republican war on women” myth, Obama used a discussion about budget cuts to attack Romney on plans to cut funding to abortion-provider Planned Parenthood. The President even rehashed the already debunked political myth that the organization provides free mammograms to needy women.

“When Governor Romney says that we should eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, there are millions of women all across the country, who rely on Planned Parenthood for, not just contraceptive care, they rely on it for mammograms, for cervical cancer screenings,” he said.

Romney, didn’t help his own case greatly in discussing women’s issues, however it was not for lack of care so much as poor word choice. In a statement that will undoubtedly go down in Internet meme history, Romney claimed to be at the forefront of women’s social and employment issues when he discussed his “binders full of women” as Governor of Massachusetts.

“We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet,” Romney said. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”

When the issue of the recent terror attacks that led to American deaths in Benghazi, Libya arose, the President floundered, just as his Administration did in the days and weeks following the attacks. But Crowley unashamedly jumped to his defense.

Romney pointed out that it took Obama a long time to admit the event had been a terrorist attack, but Obama said he had said so the day after in the Rose Garden.

When Crowley backed up the President’s assertion, he proclaimed with a hint of condescension, “Say that a little louder, Candy.”

Despite the tag-team effort against him, Romney pushed on pointing out that it was troubling to him that the President continued campaigning in the wake of the attack on the consulate.

Another question, this one focusing on the 2nd Amendment, should leave gun rights activists a little unnerved, as the answers given by both candidates do little to give confidence that either candidate believes in an unfettered right to bear arms.

Obama, in an act of outright dishonesty, nearly referred to any weapon that is not a sporting firearm as an automatic assault rifle and though Romney corrected him, the challenger promised nothing that would make the 2nd Amendment stronger.

Democrats will spend the day claiming their candidate won the debate, and Republicans will disagree. Unfortunately, with a clear difference on issues of financial responsibility, liberty and reckless war yet to be seen between the two men, it is America that continues to lose.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • jopa

    Romney still lying away the night in the debate.When he was governor he was 47th out of fifty in job creation and he didn’t balance the state budget.When he left office there was a one billion dollar deficit in the budget and there was more debt per person than any other state.

    • Doc Sarvis

      Agreed. President Obama had A LOT more ammo he could have used in last night’s town hall.

    • Rast

      Romney was Massachusetts with 600 million deficit, and left the post governor in surplus 700,000,000. Romney professional, offers a specific program, and Obama demagogue and populist. Romney operates on specific figures, but Obama populist slogans.

      • For America’s Future

        If Romney was so good for Massachusetts, why aren’t they voting for him?

      • bob

        I think you need to go back and look at what Romney did, because you have your facts wrong.

    • don davis

      You are just wrong, Romney balanced the budget all four years. If your state in this case MA. already had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, it only makes sense that it would be harder to improve on.

  • Mikey

    There is still hope…Gary Johnson.

    • don davis

      Yah, Maybe you and one other guy who thinks he’s making some sort of grand statement. DONT DO IT

  • JimH

    Is it Obamney or Rombama?

    • For America’s Future

      It’s Robme

  • Vicki

    The OP writes:
    “The only thing that could have made the debate less useful to voters wishing for a clear distinction between the two candidates would have been easily evadable softball questions tossed by presumably uninformed voters in the audience. And that’s just what we got. Anyone watching saw only kid-glove questions (certainly handpicked by Party elite) the audience members had for the two men vying for a seat in the Oval Office.”

    No theory. They ARE scripting and hand picking the questions.
    personalliberty.com/2012/10/17/debate-rules-reveal-presidential-puppet-show/

  • s c

    At some point, you’d think people would get tired of having second-rate and third-rate candidates for high office. Republicans seem to have a much better specimen this time around. That is, there’s no point in having someone in the W H if they lose the election before it begins [retire, McCain, please].
    As for the current W H Messiah, it seems safe to say that if utopians ever had any standards for prez candidates, they no longer have any standards at all. Does anybody still think Amerika’s ho bag media slimers have a dab of journalistic integrity?
    Good luck, Amerika. By the way, Obama’s “standards” are exploding out of the W H closet. We’ll be in Afghanistan even longer than Obummer ‘promised.’ So can we say he’s LYING? Or, has he prepared a speech to clarify how he might have ‘mis-spoken’ on that topic? I can smell the ‘integrity’ from here. God help us. We’ve got a freedom-hating Poser-in-Chief.

  • Wally Right

    While the author is technically right: the Democrats and Republicans are just two sides of the Ruling Elite, from an unemployed person’s point of view, I very much need Romney to win. A Romney win will give business entrepreneurs the confidence to inject the cash they’ve been hiding under their pillows for four years.
    I live in New Zealand and have been unable to find a job for four years – I attribute this directly to the incompetent disaster Barry Soetoro aka Hussein Obama.

    • bob

      If Romney wins your odds of getting a job will not improve, and who knows who you’ll blame then. Attributing your failure of obtaining a job to Obama just displays your lack of knowledge and makes you look like a lazy, spoiled individual.

      • s c

        boob, if you’re a coal miner, you’d better be ready to see your job go bye-bye if Obummer manages to get re-elected. I’ve never been a coal miner, but if a prez who was and is in bed with unions wants to SHUT DOWN U S coal mines wanted my vote, you might say that there’d be NO fricking way THAT would ever happen. While it may be a good example of how utopians makes and break promises, losing my job because of a Chicago politician and his delusions would NOT make me feel better. I thought JOBS were “important” to the current White House denizen.
        About the only thing Obummer hasn’t done is to sound like Al ‘duh’ Gore and his tree-hugging, High Priest of Mama Earth routine. Check out Obummer’s plans for coal miners and their jobs, comrade. You need some fresh air between your ears.
        And, if you think ‘green jobs’ will do anything good for Amerika any time soon, check out what happened in SPAIN. Your “friends” are LYING to you, comrade. Do you CARE?

  • davep

    If people can’t see that the lier Obama and his gang of thugs are ruining this country then there is no hope for you fools! if re-elected you will go down with the ship too when the money runs out.

  • csmith

    The federal budget deficit just exceeded $1 trillion for the fourth straight year under President Obama’s watch. These trillion-dollar deficits have caused our national debt to skyrocket above $16 trillion –saddling you with a $51,000 liability. Worse, we’ve been borrowing about 31 cents of every dollar we spend from countries like China. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Barack Obama repeatedly promised to control our nation’s mounting debt and deficits. In 2009, President Obama said, “Today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.” Instead, he doubled it. In 2008, candidate Obama said, “We now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back…. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” And in 2007, he said, “[W]e are also not running up deficits and asking China to bail us out … it’s pretty hard to have a tough negotiation when the Chinese are our bankers.” He is right about one thing — it is irresponsible. We cannot keep spending uncontrollably, borrowing from China, and expecting our children and grandchildren to foot the bill. We need to get serious about this before it’s too late. Mitt Romneys plan for deficit reduction cuts and caps federal spending, balances the budget, and reduces our nation’s debt — to put America on a path to prosperity.

    • namegoeshere

      Obama came into office with an enormous deficit placed in front of him. And he’s expected to fix it in 4 years? It may be another 12 years before the economy is back on track, and we need Obama to start us on those 12 years, Romney will just slow us down. Your comment has to be quote for quote out of a [expletive deleted] Go-Romney ad. Stop complaining about Obama not going “BOOM and there goes the deficit” magically and stop listening to everything you hear in ads like it’s freaking true and engraved. Presidency is hard work and requires you to make difficult decisions, whether you want to or not.

  • jopa

    According to Ann, the Romney’s consider a Mormon mission for their church as the same thing as a tour of duty in Nam.I beg to differ.Many troops in Nam would have loved to have been on the beaches of the French Riviera where Mitt was hiding from the draft back in the sixties instead of out beating the brush in Nam.She said her son’s left as boys and came back as men after their missions.Give me a break.They all look like a bunch of pansies compared to the real men and women of the Armed Forces of America.

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