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Michelle Obama Claps For Romney

October 18, 2012 by  

Michelle Obama Claps For Romney

When Tuesday’s debate moderator Candy Crowley interjected and said that President Barack Obama did in fact call the attack on Libya an “act of terror,” applause erupted. She then said it took two weeks for everything to get sorted out and Mitt Romney was correct about that. Michelle Obama clapped.

That’s like clapping when the team you’re rooting against scores. To add insult to injury, it was against the rules to applaud during the debate. A tip for Michelle: If you’re going to break the rules, at least support your hubby.

Both campaigns agreed that there would be no applause during the debate. Article 9, Section A, Subsection 7 of the memorandum of understanding states:

All members of the debate audience will be instructed by the moderator before the debate goes on the air and by the moderator after the debate goes on the air not to applaud, speak, or otherwise participate in the debate by any means other than by silent observation, except as provided by the agreed upon rules of the October 16 town hall debate.

In the video below, when Crowley shows her bias and interrupts Romney there is applause from multiple members of the audience. That’s understandable behavior from those on the left. I realize that liberals have trouble following instructions. But then Crowley goes on to, in a roundabout way, support Romney’s statement that it took a while for the administration to call the Libya attack a terrorist attack. “You’re correct about that,” Crowley adds. After affirming Romney’s statement, somebody in the audience starts clapping loudly. When the camera pans back, it’s none other than the first lady.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • http://none Claire

    Did it occur to anyone that Michelle was clapping for the entire debate? How petty to try to victimize the First Lady. Is there no end to the pettiness? Yegods, my dogs have more common sense. And before all of you start ragging on me for standing up for Michelle, I would say the same for any First Lady of the U.S..

    • Shelia

      amen Claire

      • DORIS A. BROWN

        Be sure to take up for the Obamas. While we have four Americans being dragged thru the streets, beaten, etc., you take up for the President’s wife. Good Grief – had this been Romney’s wife, you could hear all the jabs from the left from Tuesday night until election day. Give me a break. I do not make excuses for any First Lady rather if they are Democrat or Republican when they don’t “follow the rules”. Get a grip lasy.

      • mark

        Doris,

        They weren’t dragged through the streets. That was in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004 with the Blackwater operatives and the U.S. airborne in Mogidishu, Somalia in 1993 during Black Hawk Down. The greatest overseas tragedy was the murder of 241 U.S. Marines in their barracks in Lebanon in 1983. And not a single politician of either party called the President a traitor or a criminal who deserved impeachment over that devastating tragedy. But their wasn’t the virulent overwhelming hatred, scorn, and contempt in our political discourse back then. And 1983 wasn’t an election year.

      • DORIS A. BROWN

        CNN stated that Ambassdor Chris Stevens was drug thru the streets, sodimized, etc. I recall the event with our Marines in Lebanon in 1983 because my brother was killed!

      • Steve E

        Stevens did get dragged through the streets. There are pictures of it.

      • eddie47d

        Its a tragedy than anyone is killed anywhere including your brother but please stick to the facts. Four were not dragged through the streets and I believe only Stevens was. The two special forces guards were killed defending the compound. There were 30 people working and living at the consulate and most made it to the safe room yet we never hear about precautions used to save them. Stevens death has been sensationalized for political purposes and that is a shame. Its a different political climate than when mistakes were made while Reagan was President yet many more deaths occurred.

      • mark

        Doris,

        These alleged atrocites against the ambassador’s body are largely unsubstantiated rumors pushed by many extremist websites. See:

        http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stevens.asp

      • http://naver samurai

        First, only dopes believe in snopes Mark. Second, Shelia believes anything her messiah tells her. If he said night was light and day was dark, she would believe him. Such is the life of a sheeple.

        http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/18/correcting-the-record-on-obama-and-the-act-of-terror/

        Another thing Mark, Shelia, and ed-duh need to understand is that Obama bin Laden stands against every sing principle of our Christian founding.

        “Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”

        Ulysses S. Grant

        Obama bin Laden, libs, secularists, and progs are the opposite of this belief, ergo not good for this country. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

    • Ron

      Couldn’t followthe rules just like Obozo

      • Linda Lawrence

        You summed it up.

      • Moi-shill aka Miss Piggy

        Moi-shill aka Miss Piggy, like her affirmative action president the 0′bomb does not have to follow any rules, she is queen of america, takes seperate jets on vacation. has nearly 100 attendents at her beck and call, takes an entourage to france or other vacation desitinations at taxpayers expense and in general dresses like a ho.

      • eddie47d

        Typical Conservative name callers like you are the Piggies. Michelle should be called out if she is abuses taxpayer money so I’m not faulting you on that. Yet 99% of the time Michelle dresses rather classy. Most woman including you wear unflattering clothes on different occasions so why use the word HO just because you don’t like a certain piece of clothes . Please send pictures for 7 days of the week and lets see how you dress on average.

      • mark

        Romney violated the debate rules on occasion. Just like all debaters do, be they Democrats or Republicans. The other huge revelation of this pathbreaking article is that wives tend to support their husbands. Here’s another amazing discovery – mothers tend to stick up for their children. Ever been to a Little League game? What absolute monsters the women who do these things are, women who love their husbands and their children. Perhaps they should all be executed for doing so if they are of a different political persuasion than we are.

      • Steve E

        Have they ever followed any rules?

      • eddie47d

        Thanks for the opening Steve… Iran-Contra, Watergate and so forth so who is they?

      • sam1966

        Here is the latest news from the gallop poll:

        http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/18/Romney-Crushes-Obama-In-Gallop-52-45

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

    • rendarsmith

      I’m no fan of Michelle, but I have to agree, this is a pointless article. People clapped, so what? These should be about the issues, not who clapped when or who made the snazziest remark. Frankly I think these debates are a farce and a waste of time.

      • msbets

        OH PLEASE, DON’T BE SUCH A [comment edited] JUST LIKE HER MUTT MATE, THEY CAN’[T FOLLOW THE RULES, ACCORDING TO THOSE 2, RULES ARE FOR OTHER PEOPLE

      • http://none Claire

        What the??? They all break the rules in one way or another. I stand by what I posted. You can bet I will stand up for Michelle at this point. If no one likes it, too damn bad.

    • Dan

      How can anyone respect her when she has done nothing but spend our hard-earned tax dollars on extravagant family vacations? Her disdain for this country is almost as evident as her husbands. He scares me, and with some of the comments he has made, the one he thought was private to the Russian president comes to mind, ought to run a shiver up everyone. I love the way so many try to point out what they consider Romney’s lies while at the same time, ignoring Obama’s failings as the President. My question was and still is, “Why”. Because he is a Liberal or Black, or just the opposite of any Republican. What has happened to this great country? Can someone please tell me?

      • tim

        Mark, it has already been proven that snopes is a left wing liberal web site when it comes to obama.

    • msbets

      OMG, ARE YOU FOR REAL, THIS HAG, WOULD NOT CLAP FOR THE ENTIRE DEBATE, THE ONLY TIME THE SHE DOG, CLAPPED WAS IN THIS SEGMENT, GEEEZZUZ YOUR A TYPICAL RADICAL BRAINLESS, LIBTURD.

      • http://none Claire

        And people say the Republicans aren’t nasty and hateful???

        msbets–if you are calling me filthy names, wanna know what I call you???? Believe me, you don’t want to know.

      • sam1966

        Wrong answer dude/dudette. Claire is no liberal. I respect Claire and her postings. Need to be making that popping sound. Maybe need to put down that dooby. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

        How are your dogs Claire?

      • http://none Claire

        sam1966–My dogs are great. Dog show here in town tomorrow so we are all pumped up and ready to go. I have my girl and my son’s dog entered. Sure hope they win!

      • sam1966

        Sorry for not responding earlier Claire. How did your dogs fare at their show? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

      • http://none Claire

        sam1966—You may not get back to this article but—-My son’s dog took Winners dog on Saturday and my dog Vinnie took winners dog on Sunday. My girl Abbey took reserve (runner-up) both days I show the dogs myself. I have 7 German Shorthaired Pointers. My husband used to hunt but had to quit because he couldn’t keep up with them. He passed away January 30th of this year.and I put the ashes of his favorite hunting dog in the casket with him. I thank God I have the dogs. The dogs were so much a part of my husband’s life. He really loved them all. The dogs keep me busy and I am still working full time as an editor for a publishing company here in town. I have to keep busy or I constantly think about my husband of 52 years. He was a good soul, a good honest person and he was good to me. Thanks for your courtesy.

        • sam1966

          No problem Claire. I’m glad the dogs did well and you are still strong in your faith with God. We need him more than ever these days. Keep up the good fight, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

          You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

      • Diana

        That was tough, Claire. I think you’re out of your element.

    • http://yahoo bob peters

      First lady????? [racial comments removed]

      • Strongman

        U said it bob!!

      • mark

        Wow, so you’re a racist. Congratulations, bob. What enormous talent this requires to racially insult a woman. What a man. I bet all your racist friends are proud of you. Why don’t you all form a club. Meet at a lodge or….a klavern….oh I forgot, someone already thought of that. Gee, you can’t even be original in that regard either.

      • sam1966

        The race card has been played many times by people on this site Mark. Don’t fool yourself as it is common language among certain individuals on this site. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

    • Dan

      Claire Michelle and barrack obama have been nothing but embarrssments to our Nation. Did you read the rules were no APPLAUSE. Can you not understand the importance for the First Lady to have the congenial intelligence to obey the RULES. They are both embarasing losers.

      • mark

        Yes but these losers will be reelected in 19 days.

      • DEMETRIUS

        MITT BROKE ALL THE RULES YOU IDIOT

      • sam1966

        Care to cite a source for us on that subject Mark? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

      • http://none Claire

        Embarrassment? Have you checked out the Republican party lately? Seems to me embassment is an affliction of both parties.

      • http://none Claire

        embassment? Where did that come from? embarassment!!!

    • Tony Ruiz

      Claire, did it ever occur to you that orangutans can’t be controlled; it’s just animal reflex kicking in to something that distracted it.

      • Doc Sarvis

        Racist comment.

      • Steve E

        Hey Doc, you favorite word “Racist” does not apply to the word “orangutans”. Orangutans are animals, not a race.

      • eddie47d

        I see Steve forgot his thinking cap again. We know exactly what was meant or did you need written instructions to figure it out?

      • mark

        Congratulations on your racism, Tony. What a great man you are, what a hero. Do you also make anti-Hispanic racist remarks? No, with a last name like Ruiz, probably not. Others do all the time though, probably behind your back. I bet you love them too.

      • uvuvuv

        mark thanks for non-racistly pointing out that tony ruiz [comment has been edited]. tony, just being oh so clever, don’t take offense.

      • http://none Claire

        Tony Ruiz—Michelle Obama is a human being. Perhaps it is time you started acting like a human being yourself.

    • Liberty Lover

      I can’t imagine Ann Romney or Laura Bush breaking the rules regarding proper decorum.

      • http://none Claire

        As far as I am concerned, Ann Romney does not hold a candle to Laura Bush.

    • Kachisaw

      Well said Claire. This matter is too minor to be included in such a recognized web by Bryan. I think he has a lot of free time. But it would have been better if he were to use this time for productive purposes rather than wasting his and readers valuable time..

      • tim

        Obama nitpicks and switches words around when it comes to insulting romney. But when the truth comes out about the presidents wife you people deny it and say it’s not worth printing. At least it’s the truth, not all the lies that the president is pushing in this election. Lie#1 His birth certificate has been proven to be fake, but no one goes after it because they don’t want to embarass the country or start a racial riot, Because we know that would happen if the 1st black president was found out to be a fake!!! That’s not a racial remark, it’s the plain truthj!!!

      • mark

        No, Tim, it has not been proven to be false. The State of Hawaii and its election commission examined Obama’s long-form birth certificate and declared it legit. And they have the final word. Not various on-line political bloggers. Political bloggers and radio talk show hosts don’t determine the authenticity of birth certificates, state agencies and election commissions do. Otherwise anyone on-line or on-air can declare anyone’s birth cerificate false for their own political reasons. You can mouth off on the subject and you can pontificate about it on-line and in conversation with your friends. But you have zero power in making the official decision. State election boards and commissions have 100% of that power. And they have acted.

      • sam1966

        Sorry Mark, but even agents of the CIA and FBI say it is a fake. Care to cite a source showing it is legit? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

    • Sophia Lord

      The first answer that Obama DID say the words terrorism soon after the attack and the second response from Candy re: Romney being right about the two weeks came rather quickly one behind the other. So, I could see where people might mistake the clapping one for the other. I am sure the first lady was clapping for her husband and Claire was right. Let’s stop the silliness.

    • http://yahoo.com hangman

      Your remarks show you are no lady, either, same as Moochelle.

      • http://none Claire

        hangman–And your remarks show you are no gentleman.

    • http://personalliberty cj

      Rules are rules….no clapping or talking. Pretty hard to understand I guess

    • http://yahoo Joe lettieri

      Gag !!!!!!!!!!!!why are we supposed to be so understanding when confronted with all the liberal lies,but so hard on conservatives who follow the rules and are comparatively honest?

      • DEMETRIUS

        why all the lies? if you believe in your guy cool, but answer this WHY DO HE LIE ABOUT EVERY THING

      • RichE

        GAG!!! You sound like one of those whiny liberal feminist; “Why are we underpaid?”, “Why can’t we do this or that?” Geez! Grow a pair.

    • Combat seabee

      Since when is she exempt from the agreed upon rules? Hmmmmm just a thought!!!!

    • JoMama

      Claire – the first lady knew the rules before hand – no applause – PERIOD. What is so hard to understand about that?? She is an ignorant, biased, racist, uppity, well-dressed & possibly deaf or even dumb rich & spoiled nobody that thinks she is better than everybody. By the way – you walked right into that one. Silly girl.

      • http://none Claire

        JoMama:

        Silly girl? And who or what do you think you are? Who made you judge and jury? I have the guts to stand up for what I post. If you don’t like it, so be it.

    • sam1966

      I support your opinion Claire. Though I also am no fan of Michelle bin Laden, but your comment does have merrits. You are also right that your dogs, to count our fluffy, have more sense then certain people on this board. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

      You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

  • Doc Sarvis

    Wow! This is near the top of the list of NON-News items. First of all, She was clapping, along with others, as a continuation of the applause for the moderator straightening out Romney’s version of what happened. Secondly, I watched the debate on a channel that was concerned about the debate NOT what the audience was doing. I am not surprised this clip came from FOX. The voice of the conservative channel is focusing on the audience so that their viewers are not subjected to Romney’s lies and lack of any specifics.

    • Capitalist at Birth

      Romney was correct. You are wrong. Simply saying the same thing over and over again does not make it fact.

      • Deerinwater

        About what? CAB?? That is took two weeks to actually know what happened? No one is auguring that.

        Two weeks to know what really happened is not unreasonable. It is still unclear to the American people what happen in the mountains in Bora Bora while it appears orders from top leadership allow Osama to escape and that was years ago.

        The attack on the USS Cole took months to understand.

        The very nature of crime does not make a lot of sense to noncriminals. As an ex -law enforcement officer I can tell you~ while the crime is obvious ~ the motives can be cloaked and obscure and any quick explanations suspect to being flawed.

    • Jerry D.

      And hyou watched this on one of the other 4-5 “non biased” stations? Definition of non biased being cheerleading for OB? Unfortunately Romney was debating two left wing people and one of them interrupted him 3 times as many times as she inteerupted the President, gave Romney 3 minutes(10%)less time, and then as a coup d grace incorrectly fact checked him. Yes, she mumbled some half baked comment about two weeks later correcting the lie, but who could hear her with the liberal bozos clapping like out of control chimps?

    • DORIS A. BROWN

      If you followed-up after the debate, then you know ROMNEY WAS RIGHT NOT OBAMA. As far as Fox News, I watch them, as well as CNN, ABC, CBS, etc., because I do want to get ALL THE FACTS. NOT JUST THE ONES I AGREE WITH. Obama went to the Rose Garden 9/12 – and talked about “Terror around the world and America wouldn’t tolerate it”, but at no time did he ever say “9/11/12 attack on Libya was a terriorist attack”. If you still feel he did, why then Secretary of State, Rice, and even Obama at the United Nations state three times — “he didn’t condone the VIDEO”. gOOD GRIEF ARE YOU BLIND?

      • eddie47d

        Obviously you missed the bigger picture and there are many facets to the Benghazi attack. Now days everything is a TERRORIST attack . Terror this and Terror that! It was an insurgency or rebel attack or some group trying regain control of their country. I’m not saying they aren’t committing an act of terror for any war or conflict is an act of terror. The Sand Creek massacre in Colorado could be labeled as an act of terror and was far more deadly yet it is not called that. Ahmed Abu Khattala head of Ansar al-Sharia is the mastermind of this attack and as the name implies wants to establish sharia law. This is a very dangerous group for many reasons and little different than those in Algeria who have killed thousands in the past few years. Obama,Bush or even Romney can’t stop rebel groups from forming and its hard to stop insurrections until after they are launched. Now that we know who they are and exposed they can be taken out. Maybe Obama over played the video in his remarks but who is to say the video didn’t play a part. We all know the video came out in July and Islamic groups all over the world pay attention to these kinds of things. They may have seen it before hand and patientlly waited until 9/11 to launch their “revenge”.

      • sam1966

        Hey ed-duh, I understand what you are saying, but Obama bin Laden knows a lot more than he is letting on.

        http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/video-benghazi-the-real-reason-why-it-happened-2/

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

    • msbets

      GEEZZUZZ, YOUR ANOTHER ONE THAT CAN’T FOLLOW RULES, IT WASN’T THE NITWIT CROWLEY’S PLACE TO INTERJECT, FOR THE GUTTER RAT. ROMNEY HAS TO FIGHT THE MODERATOR AND THIS POS.

    • http://yahoo bob peters

      your BOY man Obama never answered any question..just rattled programmed rhetoric as all you libs do…You ignorants are making America a third world country…

      • Doc Sarvis

        Your racist slur demeans you, not anyone else.

      • Steve E

        Hey Doc, you favorite word “Racist” does not apply to the words “third world country”. A third world country is a nation that has not developed economically in comparison to other richer nations.

      • eddie47d

        Wake up Steve and stop being so ignorant. Once again we know what was really said and he may have a right to say it but it (Boy) was a sly form of old racism. Both of you are trying to be cleaver but it isn’t working.

      • Frank Kahn

        Careful bob, there are ignorant people (like eddie47d) that will try to claim that the word BOY is racist.

        I am not really sure when the black racists first decided they had the power to decide what words we white people are not allowed to use.

        I even remember them telling me I was racist for calling them black (after they fought to get us to call them that).

        Boy is used in many different instances, including the possibility of implying that someone is immature (not a racist statement).

        Boy is the male offspring of someone, it can also mean to be a member of a group (the boys at the bar).

        The fact that Obama was acting childishly at the debate would earn him the boy tag without racism being involved. And, it is safe to use this method of thought for anyone except for black men.

        I have heard black parents tell their young sons “Dont let white people disrespect you by calling you a boy”.

        Well, I have a message for those ignorant blacks who do that. Your son is a BOY, no disrespect intended, just a fact.

        So, I am not a racist (a hater of blacks), but I will not allow them to try and say that certain words are bad when used in conjunction with them.

      • eddie47d

        Nice twist Frank and a waste of space like what you have between your ears. A boy is indeed a child and possibly up to 18 years of age. After that since a person can vote and serve in the military then that name is no longer relevant. To call a man a BOY means you are the one who hasn’t grown up!

        • Frank Kahn

          COME ON EDDIE47D, you want to discuss something or you think your pathetic name calling will get you some points. BOY is used as a colloquialism that refers to ADULT MALES in many situations all over the world. In our country it is used properly to refer to adults quite often, and your pathetic refusal to acknowledge this will not change the facts. In fact, considering your childish comments on this blog site, you are a BOY. NOW BOY, TRY AND MAKE THAT A RACIST REMARK.

      • sam1966

        Well said Frank. I guess that ed-duh just doesn’t understand simple things like this. When my sons used to get into trouble, I would say, “Come here, boy!” If they heard this, then they knew they were in trouble. My mother and father said the same to me if I were in trouble. Except my father would be holding a belt at that time. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나니하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

  • Sherman Barry

    Obama did not call the attack in Libya an act of terrorism…he spoke generally about terror. And Candy Crowley interrupted Romney enough to break up a point he was making or stop point he was making…plus allowing Obama and extra 3 minutes. I tried to listen with an attentive ear, but the moderator favoritism was not as subtle as she maybe intended it to be.

    • Larry K.

      you are right about her, she was a pi s s poor moderator and she did show favortisem towards the anti-christ obama.

  • Dussty1

    The Obamas believe they are above the rules. Near the end of the debate, I took note of a hispanic woman who would question Romney about immigration. She opened her mouth with an excited and breathless, “Hello, Mr. President,” and followed it with starting her question, “Romney.” Not Governor, or Mr. Romney, just “Romney.” She was obviously an Obama fan and felt open hostility toward Romney. Yet these people in the audience were supposedly “undecided.” Right. We knew in advance what the deal was. Selecting Long Island, New York as the venue instead of a swing state, with an openly left moderator let everyone know this was not exactly going to be an unbiased event. Despite this, Mitt did fine just working with the facts and truth of Obama’s record.

    • Warrior

      And how about the “bush” comparison question? Just proves every time the libs run “anything” all you’re going to get is a circus. That’s why they’re the “big tent” party. It’s all a make believe circus. The party full of class envy, narcissists, anarchists, dead beats, low lives, liars, thiefs and serial cheaters. Every ill befallen this country can be traced directly to “progressives”. Out with them, NOW!

      • DORIS A. BROWN

        i agree with everything you said.

      • Paul Wells

        My uncle from Chicago voted Republican all his life. Since he died three years ago, though, he votes democratic in every election!

      • http://yahoo Joe lettieri

        HEAR,HEAR !!!!!!

    • eddie47d

      What did you want her to call Romney, Mr Smith or late to dinner? She had a nervous moment so give it a rest.

    • Vigilant

      Agreed. One needed only describe oneself as “undecided” to meet the criteria.

      One must additionally wonder how ANYONE except an idiot could be undecided at this point. Notwithstanding the similarity in some aspects of the candidates’ positions, the basic philosophies are sufficiently disparate as to offer a more or less clear choice.

      People who have no schooling in history, people who are politically illiterate, people who vote only one issue (usually not a major issue), people who are more swayed by sound bites and debate performances than substance, and those who seek “likeability” in a candidate, are the dross of the electoral system in this country.

      I have often thought that (not all but) many of those who describe themselves as “independent” are being disingenuous. They use the label as some sort of badge which they hope displays some aura of intelligence or thoughtfulness. Most have already made up their minds, and seek only to be in a “sought after” group to assuage their egos.

      • eddie47d

        There are many many reasons not to vote for Romney or Obama and I’m surprised that anyone would vote for either. That is an Independent who can’t make up their mind because they is no clear choice and has nothing to do with ego.

      • Steve E

        Another name for undecided voter is “idiot”.

      • eddie47d

        Then those independent voters better make that right decision and vote for Obama. LOL!

  • czman75

    This item sure brought out the emo liberals, ‘don,t pick on mooschelle”…give me a break!

    • eddie47d

      I don’t hear Liberals calling Ann Romney unflattering names like Moosechelle so maybe you are the one with the problem. Its too bad that you can’t talk about people without derogatory remarks being made like Obozo. They are still Michelle and President Obama or President George Bush and Laura.

      • Doc Sarvis

        Insults are a ineffective and temporary way to avoid the subject.

      • Steve E

        Ann Romney won’t tell Americans what to eat.

      • eddie47d

        I bet you can still eat your favorite steak and hamburger Steve. There is a difference between someone encouraging folks to eat well and forcing them to eat certain products. Apparently you never figured that out in life. Now go have a beer and brats and enough of your silliness!

      • sam1966

        I see that ed-duh has forgotten how the libs attack Mrs. Romney by saying that she isn’t a normal, stay at home mother? Remember how they attacked her about that for about 2 weeks, hmmm? Here is a funny video about Obama bin Laden:

        http://www.conservativevideos.com/2012/10/obamas-ch-ch-changes-official-music-video/

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

  • Corkey

    Neither one of these guys should be President. There is no race here, just a sideshow. Both candidates agree on everything that is bad. We are back to Obama vs Bush with the roles reversed.

  • Angele

    Candy crawly she should be ashamed of herself she know what she is doing .She should be fired from CNN .For Michele Obama she should be ashamed .She is suppose to be a .lawyer.

    • http://yahoo bob peters

      first of all she isn’t a lady..Period!

  • Jeff

    You people need to get real. Look at the great teleprompter in chief’s actual words. two weeks, say that again, two weeks went by before he stopped blaming a video for the death of 4 Americans instead of his own ineptness. As far as lying goes, you people have been brainwashed to believe anything this president says is fact, when it is “BS”. Romney is exposing Obama’s record. Facts that he can not run from, hide from, spin, or lie about. The facts are the facts. Look them up. Obama is espousing the same ole rhetoric and speech from four years ago. Energy – “all of the above strategy”. Really, then why the high gas prices, decreased drilling permits, war on coal companies, etc., etc. I could go on, but no need…..If you care about the facts you will find out for yourself, if not you will believe what the LSM feeds you.

    Wake up America. Get your heads out of the rears of the Lame Stream Media and think for yourself.

    Michelle Obama clapping. Who really cares…..except that she is the wife of one of the people on the stage debating and she is clearly breaking the rules of the forum. But really, rules don’t apply to her….correct???

    • DORIS A. BROWN

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • eddie47d

      The thing is Jeff Obama is also exposing Romney’s record and his history of flip flopping. He can not run from his ever changing record either. Most Americans by now know gas prices are controlled by world markets not by the President of the USA. Its time for you to catch up on that. On those permits Obama is right in taking away those permits for they were handed out for drilling not for tax breaks . Some companies “buy” into these federal lands and then do nothing but collect windfalls when they file taxes instead of producing oil. Like Obama said either driill or get out of the way and let someone else do it.

    • Pete

      I agree that MItt did a fine job at pointing out Obama records. But , do you have no shame! Do you care about your brother and sister in US Citizenry ? You can tell Obama’s don’t. They want to give it away for free ! They do not put a value on it. That is why we have gone backward in the World with respect. Respect and Liking is two different emotions.If we do not care, who will ? Our enemies will .. Come on good man, Michelle is running the Obama Agenda, Barack is just the front man, the showman. Who in their right mind would take off to LAS for a fund raiser while our embassies where burning around the world. How many intelligence meeting did Michelle or Barack attend daily. She needs to be a Jail bird too. We need to find out what role did she play ! Action is needed NOW ! That’s what is Real.

    • eddie47d

      Michelle doesn’t “attend” intelligence briefings so your comment is meant to provoke not inform Pete. Michelle is not running the Presidents agenda so come on get real.

      • sam1966

        You mean like Hitlery wasn’t running Bill’s campaign? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

  • eddie47d

    Your comment is unfortunate and irrevelant to anything.

  • http://none bob

    Did Candy give Obama this question before the debate??? Watch the tape again people the very second that Gov. Romney say’s that Obama did not call it an act of terror, Obama say’s show him the transcript and Candy holds up some papers and states we have the transcript right here then puts it down and tells Gov. Romney whatever. How is it that she has that one speech right there? Did she have all his speeches right in front of her or what? Please help me understand how this was a fair and honest debate.

    • eddie47d

      Candy did her homework like a good moderator should do. Obama is very concerned about terror and said so up front.. He also weighed in All the evidence while Romney shot from the hip. The good news is that they know who the ring leader is in that Benghazi attack and knowing Obama he will be caught.

      • Frank Kahn

        Eddie, I know you dont give a darn about facts or reality but read the post you are responding to.

        First of all she was not a good moderator because she broke the rules and was pro-Obama. Maybe it was my overactive conspiracy theory mentality but, It seems to me that Obama got the last word on EVERY argument. And I am not saying he won them I mean she would not allow Romney to respond to Obama’s, obviously hyped up, claims.

        Second, without collusion, how was it that A. she had the transcript to “prove” Obama’s lie and B. Obama KNEW she had it.

        The mistake that Romney made in that instance was not asking her to actually produce the document. Yes, she lifted papers, but were they actually a transcript of that rose garden speech?

      • eddie47d

        You once again are dealing with misplaced facts Frank . Candy told Obama to stand down also so how does that make her partial. I watched the debate and apparently you didn’t. Now watch the video that TML (todays comments) showed about the Rose Garden and Obama did call Benghazi a terrorist attack and a few other harsh words.

        • Frank Kahn

          I watched it live on tv eddie, I dont need to review it because I have a very good memory. She was rude to Romney, she was not conducting the debate as per the rules.

          He never said the attack in Libya was a terror attack he never said it was a terrorist attack either. He did however make a statement earlier in that clip that implies he is blaming the video. He said that we will not tolerate people making derisive statements about any religion. The we have respect for ALL religions.

          He called the attack an attack period.

          You and those two others here that want to pretend that his statement about us not allowing any terrorist attack change our determination means he called that attack a terrorist attack is bordering on lunacy. He said what he said, assuming he knows what he is saying, he meant what he said. Your, or anyone else, cannot change the meaning of what he said by saying “well what he meant was”.

          If you want me to provide you with actual quotes from the transcript of the rose garden speech to support my statements just ask and I will provide them.

      • Don

        Wow eddie 46 1/2 Dumb, that is what the d stands for isn’t it , Dumb!! to your remark about what people are told to eat i beg the difference with you, my Daughter cooks at a school and says the whole menu has changed and it more expensive for the schools, so i guess you lie also !

      • http://PersonalLiberty Jenifer

        You, Eddie, are truly delusional. If you really think Obama gives a crap about anthing that ISN’T Obama, you are not awake. The man lies to save his own skin, and too bad if lives are lost. He is a frightening and dangerous man. But I can see why living in denial would be preferable to having to accept the truth. It’s just SO much more important to be “right”, isn’t it?

    • Doc Sarvis

      This issue was the biggest foreign policy issue since the last debate and there was a congressional hearing with State Dept. representatives just a day or two prior to the debate. Everyone in the news media knew this issue would come up in the debate. Everyone knew that even if there was not a direct question about the issue, Romney would be foolish not to bring it up in some fashion.

    • Tammy

      I watched a video clip interview with her and Bill Maher. In it, she said she knew the issue of Libya would come up because it was such a big issue so she read everything she could on that prior to the debate to ensure she knew the facts. Here is a link to that interview: http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Candy-Crowley-Romney-Right-That;recently_viewed

  • Pete

    What it shows is that the Obama’s are put in the spot light for the first time and Michelle is very concerned about criminal action against the President. Their spin room is not working on this one, and someone at State Intelligence Department will not back down. That person is a silent Hero! Obama’s wanted to make it Constitution issue so he could do his agenda by changing our right of Free Speech. Then they could start attacking the rest of our Constitution. Those Citizens were thrown aside like a dirty rag and it’s disgraceful at the highest level. What they failed to recognize is that we the people who really care about US Citizens, and Citizenship understand these were our Bothers, precious US Citizens, who where were tortured after their call for help. Can you imagine their fright ! Why were they not Air Lifted several days in advanced is pure negligence and President should go to JAIL .. Regardless if he wins or not ! Why did no one show up to investigate? Why did CNN find the Journal ? They are looking for a needle in a hay stack as to the exact persons whom did this. They will find someone to satisfy the angry US crowed so they can live in peace and justify their ego’s. Shame on the whole Obama administration!

    • http://yahoo bob peters

      pure and simple,,Obama is a muslim marxist…Look at CNN having Van jones as a panelist!! Get the picture/

      • http://www.facebook.com/Gyrannon Gyrannon S. Valdagesh

        religion doesn’t matter you moron. Christian, Catholic, Muslim, whatever, same F-ing ideals, same bull, same preaching crap, same nonsense that you have joined in on. I don’t care what religion he follows, I care if he is going to be an actual GOOD person. Religion should not be a factor for any good leader, it should be noted as garbage.

      • Doc Sarvis

        Gyrannon S. Valdagesh, well said.

      • uvuvuv

        but with religion, or let’s say belief, you will have a line in the sand you will not cross, even to save your life or to get first in line for the new nike shoes. this flies in the face of situational ethics, where you do what is expedient for that particular moment, while doing exactly the opposite the next day. just being a gosh darn good guy don’t ain’t not cut it.

    • Dussty1

      Pete, their “needle in a haystack” is an excuse for the LIES that were being spewed, day after day, about the “video.” This Admnistration (Alexrod, Pelosi, Reid) and the press secretary have been lying for years (Fast & Furious). This episode couldn’t have occurred at a more inconvenient time for Obama, and the MSM downplaying it, like they did Fast & Furious, won’t wash this time. If it had been on Bush’s watch, it would have been front page news for WEEKS, with graphic details of the sodomizing of the Ambassador and then dragging him through the streets. Innocent lives were lost and we all want to know WHY. Who decided to pull their security detail? What was the reason? Hannity has it right: there are two crimes here. One, lack of security; Two, cover-up.

      • Pete

        Thanks Dusty1 , Its great to hear common sense from someone finally when common sense is uncommon among most. You seem to be a great American who cares ! Thanks you made my day. Appreciative.

    • eddie47d

      Pete; I seriously think Romney should be brought up on criminal charges in civil court for his devious manipulation of American markets to gain his bounty. The crony capitalist misused the US economy especially those on Wall Street and hurt the American citizen deeply. Do you really care how those Elites treated and abused the middle class or in your words the American citizenry? The collasped economy under a different administration brought true fear to to millions. The Benghazi attack was unfortunate and mistakes made but this administration will get the culprits. I hate to bring this up again yet under your reasoning shouldn’t Ronald Reagan have been brought up on “criminal” charges for allowing those 230 Marines to be killed and not affording them proper protection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gyrannon Gyrannon S. Valdagesh

    So she clapped, BIG DEAL! she committed a truly heinous act! She should be burned at the stake for…..wait for it…..CLAPPING! C’mon seriously??
    Actually this should be an eye opener for all those dumb asses out there that THINK “who gets to be president matters”, cause Michelle here (wife of Obama) is practically cheering for his opponent (who if becomes president, makes her no longer “the 1st lady”). WAKE UP PEOPLE! IT DOESNT MATTER! Every single president (save John F. Kennedy) is going to cheat, lie, cause more harm than good, screw us all over, and what happens afterwards…..WE DO NOTHING! Romney is a religious prick that is stuck in the past an is CLEARLY not a patriotic guy (hoisting a flag other than the US Flag is unpatriotic), oh an lets not forget about the tax evasion, yet he thinks everyone else needs to pay more. And Obama, well he’s no idiot, but he’s a dangerous deviant that has CONTINUED the war, done NOTHING to stop the war, promised that the troops would come home – Note here that he said he VOWED to do it, but instead sent 14,000 more troops an spent several months just to bring back….maybe a few hundred?
    Seriously, the elections are BULL! Its already been decided who will be president next an that was decided BEFORE the elections ever started, IT IS RIGGED PEOPLE!
    Think way back, remember Dubya vs Gore? The race said that Gore was gonna win, but by some insane act of god, the world’s most greatest moron somehow became president.

    This is all bull [expletive deleted], we arent living in a society run by great leaders, we are living in a society run solely by bankers, lawyers, an actors (Bankers = IRS, Lawyers = Religious pricks, and Actors = Presidents), Republican vs Democrat is just a play, and The National Debt guess who REALLY owns this country. The answer is the BANKS! If you think I’m wrong, ask yourself, why is every single country in debt? The US is apparently in Debt to lots of other countries, but they are in debt to other countries as well, an if you open your eyes, you’ll realize that there isn’t a single country that isn’t in debt to at least one other country – another you might wanna ask is, where did the debts start? Find out the actual truth for yourself, an once finally realize that truth, you’ll joining the rest of us screaming “WTF!!!”

  • Dussty1

    After she gives him a good beat down.

  • vietnamvet1971

    Michele has a hair trigger in Clapping and shot herself in the Mouth!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.gunter Mike Gunter

    I want to know why obummer is allowed to run period! He is a socialist muslim FRAUD! He want even show a REAL birth certificate! Does Americans not listen? Do you reaally think all that has been investigated doesn’t show he is a FRAUD ? What is wrong with the American people?

    • eddie47d

      The Republicans gloated about the movie 2016 and over the last few years folks like you have insisted that he is not a US citizen. The movie clearly insists that Obama was born in Hawaii. So will the Republicans try and have it both ways since they have been called out on that issue? Obama may have grown up as a Muslim but hasn’t been one for decades and represents all American citizens not just Christians. He gets upset when any American is attacked whether Christian or Muslim. When it comes to Israel he won’t be bullied into war with Iran just because Netanyahu says so. Unlike Romney who says he will automatically side with Israel even in a preemptive attack started by Israel. That means Romney would relinquish his Presidency to the whims of Israel. Obama is far more cautious in declaring war with Iran which shouldn’t even be needed. Your childish name calling revels who you really are and your agenda.

  • godhelpus

    Oh I didn’t realize there were two sets of rules. Don’t say anything about Obama and Michelle when a msitake is made but lets crucify Mitt for stating he asked for a binder of applications for women applying for jobs. Let’s have the same rules for both parties!!

  • manny

    Perhaps she is spastic and couldn’t control her self. Or maybe toret syndrom, like scumbuma himself, a real jerk!!!

    • alpha-lemming

      ????? or Joe Biden in drag ??????

  • Floridastorm

    Has anyone ever stopped a second to think about something? People a lot smarter than I keep stating that we have to insure that only American citizens are allowed to vote and that a photo ID be required. OK, how do we do this? What type of photo ID is acceptable? Is it a driver’s license or one of the many other forms of identification that people carry around in their wallet or purse? Stop and think. What kind of proof did you need in order to get a driver’s license or all of these other forms of ID? Did you need to present a copy of your birth certificate or naturalization papers to get these documents ? Of course not. So, that simply means that none of these documents prove you are an American citizen. Only your original Birth Certificate or your Naturalization Papers are proof that you are a citizen of this country. The only true means to insure that only American citizens vote is to have them present their birth certificate or naturalization papers when they originally register to vote. Anything less than this makes the entire system of voting a sham. How come a regular guy, like myself, can figure this out and some of the smartest people in the country cannot? Just asking.

    • Pete

      NO CITIZEN , NO PROOF , NO VOTE. Come to TX. I witnessed a Mexican applying for a passport that could not speak English yesterday. Male 28 years old. His wife who came hear illegally had her child while here in US. and sent for Daddy to come from GDL. It’s disgusting. These maybe good people, but it’s not right. Another 20.00 a day worker driving down our economy, schools and every aspect of our lives. This President has done nothing but fight and sue our boarding states to MX. Other people from Europe are waiting in line following the rules. US. Citizenship has Value ! It did not come for free. Thank you Floridastorm.

    • mark

      You’re not such a smart guy. They already do this in most states, at least in the ones I’ve lived in. I have lived in four different states. When I registered to vote in all of them I brought a copy of my birth certificate to register. So did everyone else in line with me. If you did not have a birth certificate, you could not register to vote. Drivers licenses were not accepted in the 4 states I have lived in.

      • RichE

        I think it rather funny. Most Blue States require a birth certificate and/or other written form of identification while the Red States require a picture.

    • R L Morgan

      I just recently moved to kentucky from another state and indeed you are required to present your birth certificate to aquire a Ky drivers licence. I do not know how many states follow this practice but Ky certainly does. As a matter of fact I have stated several times to officials here that you have to show more Id to get a drivers licence here than Obama had to show to run for president.

      • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

        All he had to do was show his state-issued, state-certified Birth Certificate from Hawaii. Which he did.

        • Frank Kahn

          NOT

          • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

            Yes, Frank, he did. It doesn’t matter that so many people want the state-issued, state-certified bc to be a fake. The FACT is that it is real. It has been confirmed to be real by State of Hawaii officials (repeatedly), as well as at least 7 courts that have affirmed that Obama is a natural born citizen, after viewing it.

            FACT: Hawaii does not issue fraudulent documents
            FACT: Judges know what an official document looks like
            FACT: There is a national program to verify birth certificates from other states. This was done in AZ, in relation to Obama’s birth certificate. They put in the information that was on his certified bc, and Hawaii confirmed that that was what they had in their database. What is in their database was entered directly from the official document. All HI could do was verify or deny the data that was sent to them from AZ, because of their own vital record laws (each state has their own).

          • Frank Kahn

            I read all the lies you put in this post the last time you lied. Saying it again will not make it true. Name all 7 that verified it as valid. No, Hawaii did not verify it as valid. I already showed you the reason that it is not a certified copy of his BC.

            By the way are you male or female, just asking because the picture looks fake.

          • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

            “I read all the lies you put in this post the last time you lied. Saying it again will not make it true. Name all 7 that verified it as valid. No, Hawaii did not verify it as valid. I already showed you the reason that it is not a certified copy of his BC.”

            Yes, Hawaii did verify it as valid. What you showed me was a flat out lie. And it has been shown to be a lie repeatedly. Do you just ignore facts that you don’t agree with?

            The States that have ruled that Obama’s bc is valid AND that he is a natural born citizen are Indiana, Maryland, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Vermont and New York.

            In fact the New York Kings County Supreme (Trial) Court 006500/2011

            “Strunk v. NY Bd. of Elections et al, 35 Misc. 3d 1208(A), 2012 WL 1205117, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 50614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Apr. 11, 2012) (dismissing complaint challenging, among other things, President Obama’s eligibility to his office; expressly rejecting the birther claim that Obama is ineligible on the basis of his father’s citizenship as frivolous, and issuing a show cause order as to why sanctions should not be imposed upon plaintiff);”

            Vermont Superior Court Washington County No. 611-8-12 Wncv
            The court ordered:
            “Paige v. Obama, No. 611-8-12 WNCV (Vt. Superior Ct., Sept. 21, 2012) (denying motion for temporary restraining order to prevent placement of Obama on the 2012 general election ballot and holding that “[t]he common law of England, the American colonies, and later the United States, all support one interpretation only: “that persons born within the borders of the United States are ‘natural born Citizens’ for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents”), citing Ankeny v. Governor of Indiana, 916 N.E.2d 678, 688 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010).”

            Being stubborn and refusing to accept documented facts simply doesn’t make sense. Nobody is asking you to like, or even approve of, Obama. But how can you look at documented facts and pretend that they aren’t? If you don’t believe these are real, look them up. I gave you at least two case numbers. They should be on SCRIBD.

            “By the way are you male or female, just asking because the picture looks fake.”
            That’s because it is. :-) It is a resemblance of myself (from a game) when I was much younger. I prefer it.

          • Frank Kahn

            I will research these court cases later, but you need to get your fecal matter in order, I have never every lied on a post here. I gave you complete and verifiable information and can still send you copies of what I stated to be true. The long form BC posted for Barak Obama was not a certified copy, it did not have the necessary attached portion with the certification stamp and name of person certifying or the date it was certified. Also there is a descrepency in the reports of how it was obtained. The email/letter from Hawaii said they were sending two certified digital copies. Then others (you included) claim that the document received had a stamp on it that they could feel. You cant feel a stamp on a digitized copy.

            Also, a state court (even federal courts of states) cannot overturn the rulings of the Supreme Court of the United States. There is no ruling in the Supreme Court where it is stated that you are a natural born citizen if you are born in the United States. And, that would be such a farce that nobody with any intelligence would ever attempt to state it as fact. Some Mexican’s baby that was born to illegal immigrants in the United States is not natural born it is native born. I am not even sure of that name unless one parent is a citizen. But in fact Barak Obama is at best Native born since he had only one US citizen for a parent. Where he was born does not matter, he is still not native born.

  • Warren Johnson

    Redfox
    I love the bush-beating. At least it shows that passion is not
    dead in this so-called democracy. Whatever happens on
    election day, there will be yet another day for reinvention
    the American Dream.

  • Patriot

    I am not watching another debate, my opinion is there should be no debates only questions and answers for the candidate not in the White House. There should be no money spent by a incumbent President and he cannot campaign or fundraise. His record should speak for itself and if the people like the record there is no discussion and he should win hands down. We really only need to know about the potential President since he has no record.

    Pretty simple if you like the path we are on, vote Obama, if not we need to change course and Vote Romney. Very simple; the record speaks for itself, nothing Obama says will change that!

  • http://godfatherpolitics.com/4260/us-president-commander-in-chief-congress-calls-him/ Andrew Jackson

    After Michelle looked at the dog eater, and then looked at Romney she had to applaud for a real man who doesn’t eat his dog.
    What is the surprise (to Much Candy) did what all sociaIists do, she lied, so what is strange about that? That is her liberal nature, did Romney think, that all of a sudden democrats were going to have morals just because they were force to put God back in their platform?

    • eddie47d

      Did the real Andrew Jackson lie as much as you did? I hear he was a fairly good President but did tell some tall tales too!

  • http://newstips@personalliberty.com Larry

    We are all missing the big story. Left,right,black, white, religious belief. The facts are we are headed for a New World Order and Bush,Kissenger, the Clinton’s, Obama’s, are apart of it’s leadership. Wake up America this is our last chance. Want the answer repent and become morally human beings.

  • RichE

    Benghazi attack, what would Bush do? I bet Bush would invade Alaska. Now what would Nukem Newt do? Boy! That’s a tough one. Mitt, fire Hilary?

  • SomewhereInTexas

    Please don’t call that [racist insult removed] “First Lady”. We don’t have royalty in this country. She’s merely the wife of a fraud occupying the White House. No more.

    • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

      Michelle Obama, wife of President Barack Obama, is the First Lady of the United States. The “title” has been given to the wives of the Presidents since 1877. IOW, this is neither new or unusual. The fact that you don’t LIKE this First Lady changes nothing.

  • Protonius

    IMO, this “presidential debate” came across as a disgusting display between two overridingly self-serving, overwhelmingly insubstantial, deeply unimaginative and uninspiring, at core circumlocuitous and deceptive, bad the for nation, extremely poor (and potentially dangerously so) choices of candidates for the Presidency of the United States.

    And the “debate’s” so-called “moderator”, Ms. Crowley, adding fuel to the fire by VIOLATING the proper role of a moderator, by VIOLATING basic “fair debate” rules, by FAILING to press either of the candidates to give direct answers to the direct questions that some of the audience-members asked, and by inserting HERSELF into the debate — and doing so in multiple ways that, in my view, evidenced (a) her lack of fairness toward Romney, (b) her partiality in favor of Obama, (c) and her outrageous and unprofessional (IMO) apparent willingness to insert into the discussion WRONG INFORMATION — wrong information that she “just happened” to use TO SHUT-DOWN ROMNEY:

    IMO: Absolutely disgusting, the whole ball of wax!

    With our nation soon to fall (back into?) the hands of either one of these “presidential candidates” — as well as these guys’ choices of running-mates (especially as per the recent display of what, in my view, came across as a “Cheshire Cat On Prozac” versus a “Schoolboy Who Fudged His Homework”) — and with ALL of them doing their best (or so it seems) to AVOID honestly/capably confronting/resolving many of the key issues that are REALLY — and in PROFOUND ways — affecting the nation, I ask the following:

    How are we, the American People to have any confidence that EITHER of these guys/teams will be able to extricate us from the tailspin that our nation — and our Constitutional freedoms, rights, and our very livelihoods — are now in, and to once again build the nation, and our freedoms and rights and opportunities to once again grow our livelihoods, into something great?

    Perhaps — and hopefully — my above perceptions will prove to be wrong, and that whomever takes (or re-takes) the reigns of power, those persons will do a fantastic job at tackling all these problems and making our nation — and all that We, the People, cherish — grand once again.

    Or is that to be just a “pipe dream”?

    Where, today, against this backdrop — or so I wonder — is a George Washington, a Thomas Jefferson, an Abraham Lincoln, even a Teddy Roosevelt, a Harry Truman (remember “The Buck Stops Here?”), a Dwight David Eisenhower, a John F. Kennedy, and even as some might add, a Ronald Reagan, just to name a few?

    As to Michelle clapping even though the “debate’s moderator”, Ms. Crowley, had earlier instructed the audience that no clapping would be permitted, this I chalk up to just some minor — albeit irritating — points of interest: (a) Perhaps Michelle simply “got swept up in the moment”, which does happen to people, or perhaps she somehow felt that the “no-clapping” rule did not apply to her; so, if the latter, what does that say about her? (b) And, too, what does it say about Ms. Crowley as a debate “moderator”: Since it Ms. Crowley who had earlier announced (and with great sternness) the “no-clapping rule”, what does it say about Ms. Crowley that she then made no move to stop the clapping or to reprimand (even politely) Michelle for that clapping?

    As if this clapping-issue weren’t the least of our problems!

    NOTE: Back in the days of 2nd Century Rome versus Sparta, the Roman senator Cato the Elder concluded his Senate speeches with the phrase “Carthago delenda est” — i.e., “Carthage must be destroyed!”. I would transpose that admonition, in the present instance, to a clarion-call that we focus our attention NOT on such minuscule issues as Michelle clapping but instead on the NECESSITY of RECOGNIZING — and urgently seeking to REVERSE — the rapidly-accelerating crumbling of our FREEDOMS:

    For example, do the research about the questions as to the alleged constitutionality, and the actual (and lives-affecting and freedoms-crushing) impact of things as the NDAA, or certain recent months’ Executive Orders (one in which a State of National Emergency was actually declared, but did that make any headlines?), or the laws known as FATCA and FBAR (which critics assert are setting up, in essence, a form of “Iron Curtain” that is now closing-in on Americans’ rights to their own money and their rights to live, work, and travel outside the country).

    Of course there’s so much more, and perhaps there are various other viewpoints that might be expressed about such things. But do we hear the major party “presidential candidates” being asked about these issues, either the these televised “debates” or my the major media? Do we hear either of these major party “presidential candidates” even voluntarily bringing up, or seeking to honestly address, these issues themselves?

    Cato the Elder declared “Carthago delenda est”. Perhaps we, today, should now declare, if I may paraphrase John Lennon’s words, “All we want is some truth. Just give us some truth.”

  • http://google big T-little roy

    listen closely nearing the end of the debate and you can hear someone say “yeah right” in response to hussein obamas rebuttal! my sister said it had to be someone close to crowley’s microphone, but there are not anyone really close enough(unless the microphone is super sensitive)for the auditory pick-up?

    • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

      “hussein obamas”

      Who is this? I thought that the debate was between our current President, Barack Obama, and his rival, Mitt Romney.

      Calling people by something other than their actual name is just childish.

      • Frank Kahn

        that is his real name without his first name, get a clue

  • Lynne newcomer

    The debate was- full out- it required effort from both.Candy was trying to make herself relivant to the debate, and made a foolish and bias revealing comment.Too bad it hurt both- in that Obama looked like he needed help and Romney was stepped on. IThe Bengazi (sp) mess is not about the one word Obama used or didn’t in the Rose garden….it is much more about the amount of times for days and days that the tragidy was blamed on a vedio by this Administration.AND by the way that there has not been an address to the nation of any consequence.Also the fact that Obama went off on the campaign trail driectly after wards.On cnn the other night during an interview with Pierce of a pundit it was suggested (as a defence of Obama)that it was after all understandable that Obama was busy.As the times passes the empty chair parody acted out at the Gop convention is more and more real.

  • uvuvuv

    there is a book called roberts rules of order and it sets up debating parameters. yes, there should be no interrupting or talking past the allotted time. it’s a measure of intellectual acumen if you can organize your thoughts and present them convincingly in a set time frame, and also by the way stay on subject.

  • Big Ed

    All these comments show that Obama has divided the country more than any other President, and Americans are waking up to his lies and misrepresentations. Why has he got all his college records sealed? Why does he fail to provide the original of his birth certificate, not a copy? He took a really cheap shot bringing up the 47% comment on his last comment when Romney had no chance to respond to his lie, but Americans are waking up to the socialist values and constant misrepresentations and cover-ups of his Presidency.

  • RichE

    Don’t you find that odd? The greatest civilization on the planet is electing chumps. Isn’t that a reflection on its citizenry?

    • RichE

      [comment has been edited] Romney is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and Obama is a chocolate Easter Bunny.

      My sarcastic point; the citizenry are the real chumps for allowing their candidates to be chumps.

  • ATCBILL

    The bigger question is “why clap at all?” We know that she is rooting for the home team(Mr. Obama) so her appearnce is enough.

    It would seem that many people are attacking petty stuff when bigger problems are yet to be soved. you know stopin on piss ants while tigers eat your —. The problem is this administration and most of Congress have taken a hand off or lead from the back approach to foriegn policy.
    I’m not advocating going to war or arming rebels these approaches usually don’t work because the right guy to give arms to today is the wrong guy tomorrow in this complicated world. We are better served by providing support our established allies, and other groups/factions that have proven to support ideals that align with our best fianacial and political interests and mainatining a strongmilitary presence that can effectively shut down trade and commerce to those who act in uncivilized or a manner that undrmines the rights of citizens of other sovereign states. Is this meddling with other governments, yes; is it wrong, No, not if it is in our collective best interest, Let despotes kill their own people if that what they choose but encourage and help people in these condition to exile themselves then provide aid, build friends; let their enemy and your enemies or those who wish to pose a threat to our interest or harm others eliminate themselves and their power.

    Make their subjects of harmyour allies and build trust through strength NOT APOLOGIES.

    Mr. Obama and the congressional leaders have a bad foreign policy and have weaken the US economy, the policy has endangered the world and it must be corrected; we must create trust, allies and protect our country from all enemies from both outside and within. This done through a strong economy, a strong military presence, and being truthful so as to build trust.

    Mr.Obamma has been proven to be less than truthfull on mumerous occasions and he and his allies in the Executive Branch and congress both have thrown our allies under the bus at crucial points. It is time to give someboby else a chance to get things rights so lets try Romney.

  • http://yahoo.com hangman

    The questions were to be a secret, but seeing that leftiest moderator leaning way over for her candidate, I have no doubt that Obaman was given the questions prior, so he could be coached on what to say, as he is incapable of thinking for himself. All along all he does is continue the blame game, “it wasn’t my fault, etc.’ I get so sick of his lies, which is every time he opens his mouth. Amazing how many fools are in America, that cannot see through him.

  • TML

    Although, I agree with the assessment; it was bad form for the moderator to interject anything into the debate. That was to the opponent to address, not the moderator.

    “Barack Obama did in fact call the attack on Libya an “act of terror,” applause erupted. She then said it took two weeks for everything to get sorted out…”

    This is true, and I’m sure the two weeks was contingent upon an investigation of facts and motives in order to correctly identify the crime (protest gone deadly riot, or planned revolt). Again, calling it a “terrorist attack” is meaningless. Everyone is so focused on this non-issue its become nothing but a distraction from the real issues.

    “To add insult to injury, it was against the rules to applaud during the debate.”

    Interestingly, according to yesterday’s article…

    http://personalliberty.com/2012/10/17/debate-rules-reveal-presidential-puppet-show/

    … even the candidates broke several ‘rules’.

  • Dee

    Fine example for the “First Lady”–wonder what that teaches her chilldren/
    She owes a PUBLIC apology to Mr. Romneyvia telelvision since she was bold enough to do this on television. For Shame on her.

  • marie

    i ,too think it was wrong for michelle to applaus expescially after it was said no clappiing, booing or any other form of concern. she should have been an example for everyone else. and as for crowly, just goes to show you she was in the tank for obama. so glad we are finally getting romney in. america needs a leader of good quality and stature ..one with moral values and love for our country and militalry. one whom is not socialisic at all. i pray everyday for romney and his presdiency. he will make america shine again with great respect and honor…GOD bless romney

  • http://windstream Joe

    This is for Eddy47d- After having read your attacks toward every post put here I must say that you are not real. you attack people about their clothing when you can not see those people. You attack people about their choice of words when you are not the most articulate person to post here. You attempt to point out that each first lady is due respect when you go to another post and criticize that person for being married to their husband. You seem to believe that your opinion is the only one worth having and in my opinion you need to seek mental health assistance soon. By the way, for your information – since you went off on one person about Mrs. Obama having such great taste in clothing, She has been being groomed by professionals since they got into the White House. Her taste in clothing and manner of dress was entirely different when they got into the White House. She tried at that time to copy Jacky Kennedy. Her first clothing mistake was when she wore tennis shoes that cost more than $400.00.My opinion of the woman is that she is doing exactly as she is told and that she claps like a trained seal.

  • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

    How in the world did anyone know what Michelle clapping for? Mind reading is a carnival trick, it is not real. Speculation is just that speculation.

  • Paul

    I say good for her. I was clapping at home!

  • Alecia

    I’m with Marie,I think it was in bad taste for Michelle to break the rules. She’s supposed to be a role model…not to mention the fact that she was clapping for her husband LYING! I mean, how bad is that? We have a liar for a President and his wife applauds it? I’m having a real problem trying to figure out why BO thinks we,the American people, can not remember longer than a few weeks…especially when it was on every channel! Even when he was at the UN! Pretty insulting that he doesn’t give us enough credit to think for ourselves.

  • chuckb

    who care why moochella clapped, she is arrogant, typical liberal radical, what is more concerning is why did the moderator have transcripts to assist barry in the debate. does anyone care? to me this was inexcusable and no one seems to mind. even though the transcripts did not make an excuse for barry, the bolsdheviks seemed to think so, it only dug a deeper hole for the liar in chief.

  • carol

    I say this election is about TWO choices, good or evil. I think you all know who the evil is and who the good is. Obama drops National Day of Prayer, Obama is first presiden to condone homosexuality and lesbianism, Obama is first president to not sign Eagle Scouts papers, Obama voted numerous times while a Senator to kill babies in late term abortions, wants illegals to have “all” rights that americans have, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.

    • RichE

      Since when did republicans become good and democrats evil? Because of your pride Carol you fell into the trap of keep them fighting against each other, keep them separate, keep them stupid, keep them dependent on us because we will defend their virtue against those evil _______ (fill in the blank) whatevers! Carol, 99% of what needs to be done we agree on, budget, jobs, taxes, corruption, but they throw in abortion or some emotional outlier and all of a sudden the other side is evil. It’s called, “cut off your nose to spite your face” Carol. Because you can’t let go of that 1% we’re all going to die, but you’ll at least die righteous.

    • Tammy

      Carol, Please get your facts checked. I am by no means an Obama supporter, but there is so much this man has done wrong and yet people are calling him on misinformation and disinformation. Try accusing him of his actual wrong-doing rather than the plethora of garbage e-mail chain mail that goes around. There is ample actual wrong-doing to accuse him of.
      To correct your facts:
      1) He did not stop the National Day of Prayer.
      2) He is the official Honorary President of the Boy Scouts and any Eagle Scout since late 2009 (after they ran out of the ones with George Bush’s signature) has Obama’s signature on it. Now, did he participate in the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts when the Boy Scouts had their Jamboree in Washington, D.C., which was a very momentous occasion and one the boys were really looking forward to? No. He chose to be elsewhere that during that time. Also, the point of him becoming the Honorary President of Boy Scouts was much more cloistered and he had been advised to not take on the position because Boy Scouts will not allow homosexuals leadership positions. Please look it up yourself. The facts are there. My husband is a Boy Scout leader and has been part of the organization for the past 7 years. The boys do receive their signed Eagle Scout forms with Obama’s signature.
      3) According to his voting record found on: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/9490/#.UIB-ZsVqSSo, he only voted once regarding any abortion issue. He voted “Nay” on Child Interstate Parent Notification Act. For any other, he did not vote at all.

      Here are some real issues: 1) He did override Congress and verbally put in place the Dream Act by telling officers not to enforce the law of sending back illegal aliens who were brought here as children.
      2) He overrode Congress who did not pass SOPA by creating his own version in an Executive Order in which he created a new government bureaucracy. This Executive Order was been issued allowing for the President to take over all communication, including phone, any radio spectrum, Internet, etc. In researching, I found this was issued on July 6. Here is a link to the Executive Order itself: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/06/executive-order-assignment-national-security-and-emergency-preparedness. Here is a link to a clear discussion of this order: http://godfatherpolitics.com/6180/obama-signs-executive-order-giving-him-and-federal-government-control-of-all-forms-of-communication-under-any-circumstance/ Please read this link. It is very clear and to the point of the threat we face. The NS/EP referenced in this executive order was created in Section 3 of the March 16 executive order.
      3) On March 16, Obama issued an Executive Order that had been issued by past presidents; however, he extended it significantly. The verbiage for that is at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness All that is needed to put this into place is to issue a State of National Emergency, which he did on June 25 with regard to Russia and enriched uranium. This has not yet been activated, but it won’t take much to do so. Please note that in addition to taking over roads, in this, he can take over farms, farm equipment, even labor, conscripting labor to work for free. (Please see Section 502 to verify the latter.)
      We have much to be concerned about Obama, but please keep it real, honest, and factual. If you want to impress on people the importance of voting Obama out of office, we must do that. We are on the cusp of a communist government with a socialist economy. If people like freedoms, we must stand up for them, but we must do so with honor and truth.

  • jopa

    Nobody has ever broken more rules than Romney with his I am above the rules and tax laws attitude.After his father set him up in business he was always in charge and he is not used to following but rather making rules and loves being on a power trip.He showed no respect for the moderator or the President and that makes him look like a two bit [comment edited] in my eyes.I could never respect anyone with an attitude like that guy has and it would be the greatest thing for America if his car elevator fell on his head.Perhaps that would knock a little sense in his head and he would come up to a human level.

    • Frank Kahn

      Apparently I watched a different debate than you did. Maybe you were on the Disney channel watching porky pig. Romney, in my opinion, only got pushy about talking two times. One was when the pretend moderator tried to refuse to let him respond to a false allegation by Obama, and the other was when Obama was being rude and trying for the 50th time to interrupt what he was saying. And no, he does not have to show special respect for Obama during a debate, they are on equal terms or it is worthless.

      Neither one of them really answered the questions they were asked.

      But, I found Obama’s rhetorical responses to be stupidly amusing.

      “What would you do to address the disparity of wages between men and women doing the same job?”.

      response: “Let me tell you a story” wont quote the rest I will paraphrase it, My mommy worked hard to support two kids and give us everything we needed, and my gramma she was a bank teller and worked her way up to vice president of a local bank but could not advance any further. So I understand how hard it is for women in the business world.

      OKAY I AM SHORT ON DEMOCRAT LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION, HOW DID HIS RESPONSE GIVE ANY INDICATION HOW HE WOULD ADDRESS THE DISPARITY OF WAGES ISSUE.

      • jopa

        Frank; The first act signed into law by President Obama was the Lilly Ledbetter fair wage act.I would have to classify you as one of the no information between the ears voters.So sad for America when there are so many clueless voters.Most people in the USA know of this.I hope!!

        • Frank Kahn

          The question was what WOULD he do not what had he done, and he still did not answer the question. And I dont really care what bills he has signed for personal reasons.

  • Charles C. Smith SGM USA Ret

    The three people in question remind me of a great Clint Eastwood film: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. Mitt is the Good, Obumo is the Bad and Michelle is the Ugly. Actually she is Double Ugly.

    • jopa

      Charles Smith;Does the RET stand for retarded or retired??Whatever it is I am glad Uncle Sam booted your butt out in a time of war and you attack our Commander in Chief.You should be tried for treason.

      • Paul Wells

        jopa,
        You should be tried for treason AND ignorance, although in this case ignorance is your bigger offense. I believe Mr. Smith’s service to the military gives him AMPLE right to criticize this pretend commander in chief. You fools that continue to insist that this empty chair president deserves respect is beyond comprehension. He hasn’t done anything except throw us further into bankruptcy, while being weak on terrorism, and yet you mouth off to someone who has served in the military. I’d boot your [mean adjective] keister out of the country, were it within my power!

  • James Corbin

    You people WAKE UP—-Look how far we are in debt. If we get another four years of Obama—–His health care plan isn’t for the seniors. He took Billions out of medicare—-So, think about it—–if he plans to help seniors, why would he take from medicare?????
    Just remember:” BEWARE of the enemy from within”!! Every Nation that has fallen, has fallen from within” He says he is going to tax the rich, there isn’t enough rich people to pay offf our debt. Small Business would suffer, Did any of you people ever work for a poor man? Why should fortune be taken from somebody that has worked hard and give to some dead-beat that won’t work or has NO goals.

    • jopa

      James : There were no billions taken out, that number came about as a result in savings from cracking down on fraud and over payments to medical providers.Romney wants to push for Ryans voucher plan and that is what you should really worry about.Ryans plan does however take 910 billion away from Medicare.

  • Smiling

    Michelle wasn’t clapping for Mitt, she clapped because she want to distract Mitt from
    calling out the lies of her husband.

  • James Corbin

    As for Michelle Obama, she has more people working for her than any other wife of a president——Guess who pays for this and when she and the girls take a big jet to fly around the world,

  • Barry

    Candy Crowley was terrible as moderator. Her bias was so obvious. She could not even get her words right with all that stuttering and stammering.

  • chuckb

    if you want to look at the real problem with moochella and barry, look at their costly vacations and luxurious living, they have outspent all predecessors, barry has logged more miles on air force one than all predecessors. the cost of air force one is approximately $180,000 per hour.

  • Frank Kahn

    Since you are not capable of intelligent discourse I will forgive your childish remarks.

    There is nothing in my post (which you appear to be incapable of replying to, always talking to yourself) that can be said to be a lie.

    And, as far as ignorance, well we can let the forum here decide which of us is ignorant of the facts. With you it might not be simple ignorance (the lack of knowledge), it might be stupidity (the inability to comprehend).

    As far as following my logic, I apologize if my logic is to complex for you to follow but, I believe there might be a large number of people here that can follow it.

    I pay very close attention to all your rambling posts and, I can safely state that you have a very limited amount of material available for discussion. You have never one time given any form of intelligent, fact based, verifiable response that shows your opinion to be more valid than anybody else. You have on probably 80 to 90 % of your posts made personal attacks of the intelligence of anyone who posts a truly valid fact that you disagree with. This has no effect on the opinions of others except concerning your lack of civility. The remaining 10 to 20 % of the time you go off on some diatribe about the wars started by past administrations which has absolutely nothing to do with the subject being discussed.

    You seem to think that our meddling in middle eastern countries justifies the radical hate motivated barbaric attacks on our ambassadors. Not sure how that makes sense. You also seem to think that Muslims would leave us alone if we left them alone. WRONG WRONG WRONG, we are their enemy simply because we exist. It might give them more immediate reason to be angry with us but it is just a difference in timing. It is never a matter of IF it is a matter of WHEN.

    Now, if you want me to be able to know what post of mine you are claiming to be in error you need to reply to my post not to yourself. I cannot know which post you were referring to in this last post. Was it my explanation of the word BOY or was it about Obama lying about saying the attack in Libya was a terrorist attack?

  • Frank Kahn

    Talking bad about me behind my back eddie47d? Strange that it is now calling you Anonymous instead of eddie47d

  • AntiDemocratAtTheAgeOf52

    At the age of 52 having no loyalty to party , just country and freedom , having been forced to research given the plight of this nation, the plight of those who are robbed of their hard earned dollars this is what I have found – findings based on truth not any political site. Libs you lie to yourselves, you lie to all, you are fools and you once again force this nation down a road we have already been down – reserach it. History repeats itself. Libs also consistenly resort to violence when their mental manipulations do not produce the desired results. Libs you are evil, you will be defeated in the end. It is sad that this day has come, it is sad that there we have a sector of society in this nation that will once again have to be crushed by those they abuse . There was a time that voting for a democrat was something I did, not now , not ever again. Those of you who call yourselves democrats are oppressors, you are evil , deceivers. I will fight you with all I have , no democrat will hold power over me again. Democrats credit themselves with qualties they do not possess – I think democrats are the children of the devil.

    • Paul Wells

      Interesting to read what you said about the modern day democratic party. I too was a democrat in my younger days, and when I was about 45, I really had to take a hard look at their coziness with organized labor. That really bothered me, because the more I learned about organized labor, I came to realize it was really a type of socialism, if not out and out communism. Everyone is forced to join (if they want to remain employed), dues are not voluntary, and most union bosses live like kings, and are masters at the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” mentality, which means they don’t really represent the rank and file, per se. But they sure whip the rank and file into a frenzy when it comes time to vote for a candidate. I also began to notice real true corruption in the democratc party. Oh sure, there has always been a congressman or two on the take, but I began to perceive that it is a way of life in the ‘D’ party. And I’d guess it was also about the age of 52 for me when I simply said enough is enough. I’m deep down a conservative, and I came to realize there just isn’t a place in the ‘D’ party any more for guys like me. That said, I know corruption exists in the ‘R’ party as well, and I have vowed to fight that and expose it wherever I see it. But as for me…well, I’ll take my chances with the ‘R’ party, which to me seems the most patriotic party, most concerned with overall welfare of America, and desires to put us back on the road to prosperity! Cheers!

  • JON

    Michelle Obama clapped because she is polite. Most of the people on here wouldn’t know how to be polite.

    • http://naver samurai

      Does this count you? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

      You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

  • sam1966

    What? No responses from JON and Mark? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

    You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

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