Christie responds to Obama whopper: ‘Stop lying, Mr. President.’

posted at 12:01 pm on October 1, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the Sunday talk show rounds, “This Week’s” George Stephanopoulos confronted him with a portion of President Obama’s recent two-minute-long ad, being that they don’t have time to run the Aeneid on TV:

“Gov. Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer regulations on Wall St., all of us will prosper. In other words, he’d double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place.”

If Christie were on stage at Wednesday night’s debate, how would he respond, Stephanopoulos asked. “Stop lying, Mr. President.”

Lying?!” an incredulous Stephanopoulos gasped. “What’s the lie there?”

Christie defends Romney’s tax plan by explaining, as Romney has, that tax rates would go down while deductions would be removed. Stephanopoulos may want to check the Washington Post, which awarded Obama’s declaration on “trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place,” Three Pinnocchios, concluding “[i]t’s time for Obama to retire this talking point.”

Don’t hold your breath. More, from the Post, which also notes Romney’s plan would eliminate deductions to remain revenue neutral:

Just to be sure, we checked with [Ezra] Klein—[whose column was used to justify Obama's claim in the ad]— and here is how he responded: “I am absolutely not saying the Bush tax cuts led to the financial crisis. To my knowledge, there’s no evidence of that.”

Klein is right. While some on the left have speculated about some kind of Rube Goldberg phenomenon — that the tax cuts put so much money in the pockets of the rich that they had nothing to spend it on but risky and exotic financial instruments — we are unaware of any respected academic study making this link. The Bush tax cuts have been amply criticized for costing too much and generating too little economic growth, but that’s entirely different from causing the Great Recession.

Indeed, the official government inquiry, the 631-page final report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States, makes no mention of the Bush tax cuts. The report, endorsed by every Democrat on the panel, does cite deregulation, but 30 years of deregulation across multiple administrations — not just deregulation in the Bush years.

His claim that Bush’s policies led to 90 percent of the current deficit? Four Pinnocchios, so look out for both of those Wednesday.

Hugh Hewitt does audience debate prep today with a column on Obama’s most frequent verbal ticks:

If either does, we will be treated to “tell No. 4,” the president’s feigned outrage that anyone would interrupt or question him. When this happens, his countenance displays a disapproving sneer and his voice clouds with displeasure. It is practiced. It is also profoundly anti-democratic and arrogant, and if he plays this card on this stage, it will backfire.

Watch as well for nonresponsive self-pity, verbal essays on how difficult it was when he took over and how hard he has been working. Self-pity and self-regard are not designed to endear him to the unemployed or even the economically fragile, so he will be coached to try to avoid displaying his sense of outrage at being thought a failure or “in over his head,” but the president’s sense of his own immensity is so great as to blow past such base political calculations.

And, James Antle says watch for the zingers.

As for Christie, Stephanopoulos may be squeamish about using the word “lying”— would he use it for the administration’s last two weeks’ response on Benghazi, I wonder?— but the state of New Jersey is just fine with its governor’s confrontational style.

Christie boasts an impressive 55 percent approval rating with registered voters in a new Monmouth University poll, up two points since the July. But fully 63 percent of New Jerseyans are unfazed by Christie-style zingers:

The governor continues to make headlines for what have become known as his “YouTube moments” – which some critics have likened to the behavior of a bully. New Jerseyans, though, are not particularly concerned by his conduct. Fully 63% say they are not bothered personally by the governor’s style of speaking to or about people who disagree with him. Only 1-in-3 Garden State residents are bothered – either a lot (23%) or a little (11%) – by the way Gov. Christie deals with his detractors.

“Critics and media pundits might object to Gov. Christie’s confrontational style, but the vast majority of his constituents simply shrug their shoulders. It’s not a big deal to them,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Memo to Mitt. Take Christie as a role model Wednesday over hand-wringing Stephanopoulos.


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Christie responds to Obama whopper: ‘Stop lying, Mr. President.’

LOL!!!! That’s like asking the sky to stop being blue.

UltimateBob on October 1, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Christie going Mock One

faraway on October 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Oh, and….
BISHOP!

UltimateBob on October 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

President CryBaby, Lyin’ Candy Ass..
Sir.

Electrongod on October 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Memo to Mitt. Take Christie as a role model Wednesday over hand-wringing Stephanopoulos.

Memo not received. Even if received, not comprehended.

rrpjr on October 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Mock One

faraway on October 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I see what you did there……

SailorMark on October 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Stephanopoulos is naturally horrified by blasphemy.

DarthBrooks on October 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

For weeks we have been told this is Romneys only chance. He’s too far behind. He must hit a home run. Obama is no match for Romney in debates. Unfortunately sounds like a set up to me.The media is ready to pounce on every word Mitt says. And they are ready to say Obama did much better than anticipated. Winner! Hope I’m wrong…

sandee on October 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

THIS

Is the debate the media has been avoiding for 4 years.

Uh – Oh

FlaMurph on October 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

being that they don’t have time to run the Aeneid on TV

ROFL

That’s some good snark right there.

Bishop on October 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

This is but a prelude to the “fair” questions that moderators will ask in the upcoming debates.

fogw on October 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

We all know that if stupid conservatives would just compromise and let us tax the rich so they’d pay their fare share we’d have 80 billion more per year which would close our 1+ trillion deficits, make SS and Medicare solvent and allow us to make important investments for the future (e.g., funneling even more money to the unions and bureaucrats).

/libtards

gwelf on October 1, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, the Prevaricator of the United States.

Joe Mama on October 1, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Good for you christie! It is refreshing to hear someone actually say bho lies!

I didn’t read in the above article where when bho gets chapped, he puts his middle finger on his face? Guess that would be a ‘real no no’ to say that? Wonder if bho will do that during the debates?
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letget on October 1, 2012 at 12:09 PM

President CryBaby, Lyin’ Eye Candy Ass..
Sir.

Electrongod on October 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

.

Context.

FlaMurph on October 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM

“Lying?? Did you say….oh my…I feel faint…aide! AIDE! Fetch my fainting couch!”

-Steph

Bishop on October 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM

As a bombshell Mitt should state, I have the greatest amount of respect for the office of the President, I have never in a contest stated my opponent as lying…however, it has now reached the point where my opponent is lying, is fabricating stories, is trying to hide facts about the economy, foreign policy, he knows he is the one responsible for this economy, blaming someone from some other administration is dishonest, he knows he that the attack on our embassy was pre-planned, yet he sent out Rice to claim other, it’s time to just be honest and forthright and let the public decide on the record as it exists, not how it is told…this is serious and lying to the public should be brought out in the open.
….and watch all heck break lose.

right2bright on October 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM

‘Stop lying, Mr. President.’

Finally someone had spine enough to say it, to address the obvious in plain terms.

Thank you, Gov. Christie!

petefrt on October 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM

And Romney had BETTER do likewise. Oba-mao is one of the biggest liars we have ever seen. If Romney softballs the liar in chief, we are lost and America as we know it will be changed permanently.

ultracon on October 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Hey Georgie…the truth hurts when you’re smacked in the face with it, doesn’t it?? LOL.

NJ Red on October 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I should have said DAMAGED permanently……

ultracon on October 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Christie responds to Obama whopper: ‘Stop lying, Mr. President.’

Obama doesn’t lie….he just tells his version of the truth from a far different perspective and a far different and parallel dimension where all is the reverse of ours.

hawkeye54 on October 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM

President CryBaby, Lyin’ Candy Ass..
Sir.

Electrongod on October 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Here ya go: Crybaby in Chief

slickwillie2001 on October 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Obama has given Romney PLENTY of material for these debates.

Advice to Mitt…Hit him and keep hitting him…all with a smile on your face.

SmallGovtGuy on October 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Is it a lie to promise something that you know you have no intent to deliver? Is it a lie to promise something that you cannot deliver? Is it a lie to promise and make no attempt to deliver on the promise? Is it a lie to promise not to rest until something is done, and then go out and play golf or fund raise continuously?

Obama keeping promises? Yes or No
Cut the deficit in half. NO
Create millions of green jobs that can’t be outsourced. NO
Stimulus jobs from shovel-ready projects NO
The most transparent administration in history. NO
Closing Gitmo. NO
Trying terrorists in NYC. NO
Stop the sea from rising. NO
Healthcare negotiations on CSPAN. NO
I will walk on picket lines. NO
To create a united post-partisan America. NO
Reform the Patriot Act. NO
No lobbyists in the administration. NO
No secret legislative negotiations. NO
Five days to view legislation by public before signing. NO
A public health care option. NO
If you like your insurance you can keep it. NO
Not one thin dime of tax increase for those making under $250,000. NO
I will not sign health legislation that increases the national debt. NO
Bring unemployment below 8%. No
Comprehensive immigration legislation. No

stefano1 on October 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Honesty from the President might have some potential if for him the truth didn’t have a nanosecond expiration date.

Speakup on October 1, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Memo to Mitt. Take Christie as a role model Wednesday over hand-wringing Stephanopoulos.

Memo to Mitt: Harden the F up.

*Content warning: Language*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y

Dash on October 1, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Not a great fan of Big Boy but it would be fun to see him ‘debate’ Barky. There would be blood on the floor.

CorporatePiggy on October 1, 2012 at 12:15 PM

and here is how he responded: “I am absolutely not saying the Bush tax cuts led to the financial crisis. To my knowledge, there’s no evidence of that.”

THIS!

The financial crisis was caused by Obama’s cronies, starting with Clinton, Barney Frank, et al, pushing banks to lend to unworthy borrowers and backing the bad loans by Fannie and Freddie.
Obama did nothing to stop it and the dems actively blocked Bush and McCain’s efforts to do so.

Own it, Obama!

LASue on October 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Does this guy really want to talk about policies that don’t work? By his own measure, the stimulus didn’t work.

the wolf on October 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM

JUGULAR Mitt

No Mr nice Guy

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Mr. “Your Christian Faith” Stephanopoulos can suck and egg…
-

RalphyBoy on October 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Please call Obama out on this. For the love of pete

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM

“Lying?!” an incredulous Stephanopoulos gasped. “What’s the lie there?”

How dare he insult the prophet Barack? Oh, and calling him a liar is racist code for…something.

RadClown on October 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Poor George almost fell out didn’t he? You’d think a 20 veteran of democrat strategy that includes Carville’s War Room would have more fortitude.

DanMan on October 1, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I think Christie should be used heavily in swing states, namely Ohio and Florida.

His “striaght talk” will do well for working middle class Ohioans – and will definatley do well within Florida- where a good majority of Dem leaning areas are infested by NJ/NY transplants. They wouldnt have an issue with his “style” – in fact they may actually listen.

Many Florida transplants from NJ have family still residing there. Use the 1 degree of seperation method (majority of NJ folks like Christie) to hammer home this point.

Odie1941 on October 1, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Obama whopper

Repeat.

faraway on October 1, 2012 at 12:20 PM

If Christie were on stage at Wednesday night’s debate, how would he respond,” Stephanopoulos asked. “Stop lying, Mr. President.”

No. It’s

You lie. – Joe Wilson

lorien1973 on October 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Get under his skin

He hates that but the lsm will come back with mitt being disrespectful and too aggressive

Who cares…. just do it

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I used to have a poster that said ‘You can promise people anything in the world as long as you reserve the right to break your promise.”

I guess 0bama has a copy of this poster too.

rah1420 on October 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM

How about a good ol’ third grade style spelling and geography contest?

Mr. Obama, please spell Ohio.

Mr. Obama, please Corpsman.

Mr. Obama, name the capitals of all 57 states.

Mr. Obama, please name the official language of the nation of Austria.

Mr. Obama, please spell jobs. You may call a friend if you need to.

Mr. Obama, please name the religion that nearly wiped out the Armenian ethnic group (hint: you might have to slander someone).

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2012 at 12:22 PM

How many times will he blame bush…. hopefully mitt will come back with that’s not going work now

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Sorry to go O/T, but have y’all seen this new ad about bho? WOW, it is good, IMO!

http://nation.foxnews.com/american-crossroads/2012/10/01/rove-group-drops-bone-shattering-ad-obama
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letget on October 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Obama did nothing to stop it and the dems actively blocked Bush and McCain’s efforts to do so.

Own it, Obama!

LASue on October 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Obama was at ground zero of the collapse. He was part of the litigation team that sued the banks into making bad loans in the first place. Stop it? He started it!

HotAirian on October 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Hack Stephanopoulos probably soiled himself again… hence the predicted diaper shortage.

viking01 on October 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Good for him.

gophergirl on October 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

And here I thought Obama’s “verbal ticks” occurred when he tells the entitled class to suck out all the blood from the rich!

…Maybe this is like Jazz Shaw’s infamous “worms on my tongue” malapropism. What is it with Hot Air and sticking bugs in people’s mouths?

TouchingTophet on October 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Did Georgie clutch his pearls when Christie said this? LOLOL

Naturally Curly on October 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Mr. “Your Christian Faith” Stephanopoulos can suck and egg…
-

RalphyBoy on October 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I am not familiar with this “egg” action you speak of it. Is that something they do in those awesome Chicago bath houses–that Barry has never ever ever been near of course?

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Q: Mr. Obama, please name the official language of the nation of Austria.

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2012 at 12:22 PM

A: Obama: Australian?

viking01 on October 1, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Romney’s team wouldn’t even let Chris Christie mention Barack’s name at the convention. Wishful thinking if you’re hoping that Mitt will actually call Barack a liar.

SouthernGent on October 1, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Like asking the sun not to shine…

JohnGalt23 on October 1, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I’d love to hear this Romney reply:
Liberal hostile Moderator: “Mr Romney, if you got the 3 AM call of an attack on our embassies, what would be your first action?”
Romney: “I won’t be on David Letterman.”

Bevan on October 1, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Sorry to go O/T, but have y’all seen this new ad about bho? WOW, it is good, IMO!

http://nation.foxnews.com/american-crossroads/2012/10/01/rove-group-drops-bone-shattering-ad-obama
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letget on October 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Dang, that is an awesome ad!

Naturally Curly on October 1, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I really hope Mitt stays away from the zingers. He doesn’t look natural or comfortable doing them. I’m afraid someone is trying to groom him for the sound bite effect. He won’t win those in a battle with Barry.

a capella on October 1, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Great ad letget

Needs to go viral

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Obama….. All I need to really complete the TRANSFORMATION of America is another 4 years of unfettered, unrestrained unconstitutional edicts and virtually zero accountability to anyone….. oh, and the keys to Fort Knox and every single solitary US citizen that has a bank accounts access codes.

Obama and his first term added TRILLIONS in additional debt, more than in any other President in history, Foreign policy in shambles, Unemployment historically high, Government corruption, waste and fraud unaddressed completely, divisive and dismissive of the population saddled with the debt HIS administration has created….. and we haven’t even received the bills for the OBAMACARE Ponzi scheme yet!

America cannot survive a second Obama term. Republicans that cannot or will not speak out and get as many of their friends and family to vote will have e to live with their place in history if they let this happen on their watch. It is bad enough we cannot get the current GOP leadership to fight this poser head on.

I think it would be great if doing the debates there was a fact checker real time running next to the President. HE LIES…. and it is provable and it should be shown to the people before it is too late!

ActinUpinTexas on October 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Christie responds to Obama whopper: ‘Stop lying, Mr. President.’
LOL!!!! That’s like asking the sky to stop being blue.

UltimateBob on October 1, 2012 at 12:03 PM

The sky is black you racist idiot. It just looks blue when it’s a little uppity. But if you keep burning holes in the ozone, you truck-driving redneck, it’s all gonna be black all up in yo azz!

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The debate questions will have been written to favor Obama.
And you can be sure the media has already leaked the questions to Obama so he can prepare his answers.

albill on October 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Hey!

Where’d my “” tags go??

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM

letget… Super ad…

sandee on October 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Get under his skin

He hates that but the lsm will come back with mitt being disrespectful and too aggressive

Who cares…. just do it

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Yep that’s the key- get under his skin.

gophergirl on October 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Yep that’s the key- get under his skin.

gophergirl on October 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Pretty easy to do since it is so thin…

sandee on October 1, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

All right, my browser is being totally slander-censor-ish.

My post was supposed to be using the new-fangled ” ” tags.

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Dang it. I give up.

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Half the nation will be staring at the TV Wednesday night, praying that Mitt Romney has the fortitude to call the President out on his LIES.

Someone has to do it. Mitt signed on to be our “someone”. Now’s the time to deliver.

Grace_is_sufficient on October 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM

The debate questions will have been written to favor Obama.
And you can be sure the media has already leaked the questions to Obama so he can prepare his answers.

albill on October 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Barky: “Blah blah blah yack yack blah….and that is how I will deal with immigration reform.”

Debate moderator: “Uh…sir…I uh…haven’t asked the question yet.”

Bark: “Oh! Well I, er, knew you were going to ask that one next.”

Bishop on October 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Look for Romney’s management experience to shine in all of the debates. Remember, he wasn’t just AN executive, he was usually THE executive everywhere he ever worked. In my business life, those guys are extremely experienced in leveling executive-type smack downs when necessary. I’ve seen more than my share of VP’s get their heads handed to them in board meetings by THE executive who wasn’t happy with their ideas or performance. Romney needs to treat Obama like a subordinate who’s not pulling his weight and who’s being a drag on the organization and on the brand. That’ll sound mean to some, but it’s quite effective when it’s dished out by a pro.

joejm65 on October 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Good point albill

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

The debate questions will have been written to favor Obama.
And you can be sure the media has already leaked the questions to Obama so he can prepare his answers.

albill on October 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

If so it will be easy to spot. And if Romney calls the media on their bias ala Gingrich, I will jump for joy.

Grace_is_sufficient on October 1, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Lie?

Naw, ever since Clinton told us “it depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is” it is possible to just say that words no longer have an authentic meaning.

Dems started it. Let’s just finish it in Nov.

ProfShadow on October 1, 2012 at 12:37 PM

BTW fewer regulations on Banks, which Romney favors, does not equal “fewer regulations on Wall Street.” So Obama is lying about that too.

Most banks do not have securities trading desks but they are all being made to suffer for the few that do. The Dodd Frank Act is a disaster for all but the biggest banks, which have – ahem – have gotten considerably bigger under Barack Obama.

rockmom on October 1, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Perot came out of his hiding place to put his 2 cents in about the economy & sell his book, of course. How do we know he wasn’t set up by the Dems, promised government contracts, to swing the election for Clinton?
Just “feels” the same thing occurred when they put the Obama apologist John McCain in, & now Mitt Romney with his “nice guy” comments about O.
Didn’t they all attend the Bilderberg Conference?
Sorry to sound conspiratorial, but Mitt’s not fighting.
I’m not watching the debate with all those liberal moderators kissing up to O. They’ll probably ask gotcha questions for R, & ask O how he likes being eye candy.
Hey, I’m still voting for Romney.

Belle on October 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Stephanopoulos is so firmly lodged up obama’s butt, that he can barely breathe.

Pork-Chop on October 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Sorry to go O/T, but have y’all seen this new ad about bho? WOW, it is good, IMO!

http://nation.foxnews.com/american-crossroads/2012/10/01/rove-group-drops-bone-shattering-ad-obama
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letget on October 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Holy Moley that is deadly.

gophergirl on October 1, 2012 at 12:39 PM

http://nation.foxnews.com/american-crossroads/2012/10/01/rove-group-drops-bone-shattering-ad-obama
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letget on October 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Good ad.

Hey, where’s that carpet bombing of Mitt ads we were hearing about a month or two ago? I’m not seeing it.

petefrt on October 1, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Even though Obama’s claim has been thoroughly debunked – don’t be surprised when he and his friends in the media to continue to push this crap on us.

Hill60 on October 1, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Barky: “Blah blah blah yack yack blah….and that is how I will deal with immigration reform.”

Debate moderator: “Uh…sir…I uh…haven’t asked the question yet.”

Bark: “Oh! Well I, er, knew you were going to ask that one next.”

Bishop on October 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Blue.
Oak.
Broccoli.
Michelle’s arms.
Debate moderator: “Uh…sir…I uh…haven’t asked any questions yet.”

VegasRick on October 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Goid point petefrt

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM

the president’s feigned outrage that anyone would interrupt or question him.

Nothing feigned about it. It’s genuine. In fact, he’s holding himself back in those instances.

ButterflyDragon on October 1, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Opening debate question for Romney (from a you-pick-em bobblehead):

“Governor Romney, why is it that 99% of likely voters polled only this morning* agree that you’d make a really lousy President?”

*Poll of White House staff / 0% margin of error. The White House has reportedly called in the FBI to find the 1% but the FBI can’t get any closer than Cleveland due to security concerns.

IndieDogg on October 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Here is where Obama will get hammered, he can say all this stuff to journalist, they have no clue, and most are in the tank for him, so wouldn’t challenge him if they knew the facts…however, Mitt does know the facts, he won’t let Obama get away with these whoppers.
The problem is calling him out and being able to deftly define where Obama is lying.
People are not too bright, and Obama can filibuster…Mitt has to strike fast and be concise…with a few lines like “You remind me of some fishermen I know, every time they tell the story the fish get bigger”…or “My favorite team is not in first place, it must have been something someone else did last year”…or “I think Obama forgot that on Jan. 3, 2007 the dems took over both houses of congress, at that time unemployment was less than 5%, when congress got through and we finally voted them out of the house, it had zoomed to over 10%”…or “First let’s get something straight, you are not running against George Bush, as much as you would like to”…”President Bush is a gentleman, he hasn’t criticized any former president, let’s hope that you are able to do the same”…with you the buck always stops over there, on someone else’s desk…

right2bright on October 1, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I don’t know why Stephy expects to be taken as a serious journalist. He worked for Clinton, didn’t he? Doesn’t he also review women’s shoes and handbags and lady gaga stories on the Today show?

cep on October 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Sorry to go O/T, but have y’all seen this new ad about bho? WOW, it is good, IMO!

http://nation.foxnews.com/american-crossroads/2012/10/01/rove-group-drops-bone-shattering-ad-obama
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letget on October 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

It started out good, then they ventured into meeting with leaders.

Stick to the terror attack. Hammer him hard on that. Then hammer some more.

faraway on October 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

In my business life, those guys are extremely experienced in leveling executive-type smack downs when necessary. … Romney needs to treat Obama like a subordinate who’s not pulling his weight and who’s being a drag on the organization and on the brand.

joejm65 on October 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Dittos.

You’re right, a pro CEO knows how to cut a person off at the knees and leave him smiling, grateful to the CEO for doing it. (Sometimes it takes the subordinate a few hours to realize what has just happened to him.) It’s an awesome thing to watch.

petefrt on October 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Another dirty trick by Stephanopolus (besides the “why are you against birth control” question in the republican debates), was the “let’s see a show of hands for which of you would turn down $10 in spending cuts for $1 in tax increases. Come on, everybody has to raise their hand or not, you HAVE to! [paraphrasing]”

Of course, he keeps bringing that up in later interviews, “but, but the republicans raised their hands and pledged that they would not increase taxes on the wealthy, EVEN IF they were promised $10 in spending cuts!!!!”

cep on October 1, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Christie going Mock One

faraway on October 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

High school physics tells me that results in an awful lot of momentum.

Lost in Jersey on October 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM

So, given the latest “approved” rage by Hussein and all, what happens when Hussein, during the debate, decides that he has “been insulted” in some way? What actions will take place at that point and will be or not justified? Beheading? Burning at the stake? Stoning? After all, almost anything one can say in such a debate to Hussein can be treated as “incitement”. No?

riddick on October 1, 2012 at 12:55 PM

letget on October 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Awesome ad…now where will it get tv time?

right2bright on October 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Personally, I like the way Newt handles these people, but Christie does just fine also.

bflat879 on October 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM

It’s only a matter of time before Zero and Steffi ditch their sham marriages and vociferously consummate their smoldering love on the increasingly laughable “ABC’s This Week” program.

viking01 on October 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

The debate questions will have been written to favor Obama.
And you can be sure the media has already leaked the questions to Obama so he can prepare his answers.

albill on October 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Agreed for the most part. Where we disagree is that White House itself will write questions for the “independent moderators”, to think otherwise at this point is to be naive.

riddick on October 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Sorry to go O/T, but have y’all seen this new ad about bho? WOW, it is good, IMO!

http://nation.foxnews.com/american-crossroads/2012/10/01/rove-group-drops-bone-shattering-ad-obama
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letget on October 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Web ad, sadly.

lorien1973 on October 1, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Whenver I see “Breaking on Hot Air” I tend to reading it as “Breaking Hot Air” and think it is another Obama/Lip speach…

rgranger on October 1, 2012 at 1:09 PM

“Lying?!” an incredulous Stephanopoulos gasped.

…why was he “gasping”?…was the condom still stuck in his throat?

KOOLAID2 on October 1, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Whenver I see “Breaking on Hot Air” I tend to reading it as “Breaking Hot Air” and think it is another Obama/Lip speach…

rgranger on October 1, 2012 at 1:09 PM

and whenever I see the omnipresent “News Alert” on FoxNews I figure it means Shemp Smith’s latest appointment at the salon has been canceled.

viking01 on October 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Christie should have run for President.

Dollayo on October 1, 2012 at 1:23 PM

STOP LYING [BOY]!

nitzsche on October 1, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Romney should interject this detail:

While our ambassador Mr. Stevens -who was posted the unstable, terrorist-riddled nation of Libya- was being hastily buried, Mr. Obama, meanwhile, was passing himself off as eye candy on national TV talk show. Our nation deserves a more serious response than this to international disasters and to the terrorist murder of an American ambassador. My administration will provide such serious leadership. It is time for the current group to be retired for failing to fulfill their most basic duty to the security of the nation and to its citizens at home and abroad. It is time for a real change in Washington. Not 4 more years of empty promises.”

profitsbeard on October 1, 2012 at 1:37 PM

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