Stewart: Er, the president isn’t looking quite as brilliant as he used to

posted at 3:21 pm on October 4, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Here are a couple more reactions to last night’s debate proceedings from the liberal crowd for you, just because it’s fun — first, comedian Jon Stewart on Good Morning America, acknowledging that the president had a “very difficult night.”

Listen, I’m sure President Obama now realizes, ‘Oh, pre-season’s over. I should probably familiarize myself with my presidents, and learn some of the various numbers and things that go along with…’ Yeah, I thought he had a very difficult night. I’m concerned that he may not reelect us. He may, he may walk away. … It wasn’t so much his body language, as the mouth-language that he was using, the pauses in-between. You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying. This time, I really think the pauses were just, ‘I like food.’…’My children are nice.’ Just different, he just didn’t seem present in the same way.

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (an Obama-surrogate who’s gone off the messaging-reservation before, heh) echoed Stewart’s sentiments on MSNBC, with more on President Obama’s general manner and body language.

You’ve gotta’ draw the line on perception and what people get viscerally out of a debate, and substance. And the first take is always what people get out of it. Governor Romney was engaged, he was energetic… he was in command of the facts, he was personable. He was all those things, and for some reason, the president was clearly off his game. He looked annoyed to be there, he kept looking down at his notes, he didn’t even look at the camera. He failed Debate 101, what we tell fledgling candidates — always look at the camera, particularly when you’re delivering your closing. He was delivering his closing to Jim Lehrer, not to the American people.

Anybody else seeing an emerging consensus here? President Obama doesn’t tend to do too well in non-teleprompted, high-pressure confrontational situations, the irony being that he’s been so softened by a media establishment that hasn’t dared to even think of questioning his supposedly formidable intellect for years. Oh, the nerve of Mitt Romney, having done so much darn practicing and preparation before last night’s debate — and it’s a damn good thing he did, too. As Tom Brokaw put it on MSNBC, if Romney had performed as badly as President Obama did last night, “it would have been over.”


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This is why I am voting for Romney.

GW_SS-Delta on October 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I’m concerned that he may not reelect us. He may, he may walk away. …. he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying.

Condescending a$$holes.

lorien1973 on October 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

He never looked brilliant, Jon. That’s the problem.

CurtZHP on October 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Stewart: Er, the president isn’t looking quite as brilliant as he used to

Jon (or whatever your real mane is), I have news for ya. He was never really that brilliant. You people in the entertainment industry just sold him as such to a very gullible electorate in 2008.

But at least you finally noticed.

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

As Tom Brokaw put it on MSNBC, if Romney had performed as badly as President Obama did last night, “it would have been over.”

One more debate like last night’s and it WILL be over. The townhall will be the final test IMO for Romney. That’s where he can seal the deal with women voters.

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Obama really looked…well…dumb last night. When you consider he won’t release his college transcripts it makes you wonder what he’s hiding?

cartooner on October 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Must have been all that racism, oxygen deprivation, and Lehrer being ‘unfair’ by allowing Romney to answer questions.

Yeah–that’s the ticket!

Liam on October 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying.

Like who? His base? The idiot media? You?

Thanks, but us over here already knew he was an idiot and had nothing of substance to say. Sorry your “little brain” couldn’t figure it out sooner.

A$$h*le.

kim roy on October 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Don’t worry liberals.

Obama will give another speech in front of Greek columns and you will all get a warm and fuzzy feeling again.

Captain Kirock on October 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

The problem isn’t just that the media hasn’t asked Obama hard questions, but they also haven’t demanded press conferences or interviews with him. They both deserve all the ridicule and loss of ratings they get.

txhsmom on October 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

The guy is a huckster, he’s never been brilliant. A shallow shmoozer. You guys have been had, big time. You were duped by a classical snake oil peddler, you overcredentialed fools!

Valkyriepundit on October 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

It amazes me that they’re just waking up to this now.

John the Libertarian on October 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Jon Stewart and the other progressives who have insisted that Obama was brilliant and an unparalleled orator are desperate, now, to try and mitigate how obvious their own foolish devotion to this man has been.

When he proved to be the effete dilettante that he is, right there for all the world to see, he also proved how empty and ridiculous the assessments of those sycophants who promoted him are, and, in keeping with those empty assessments, their own dismal lack of character and judgement.

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Romney would have won against Obama last time, but for subterfuge.

Even with democrat controlled congress our economy would be cooking right along.

Speakup on October 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Er, I’m a greasy clown, and I fully intend to vote for The Commie, again.

- The Dick

OhEssYouCowboys on October 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Unreal. The democrats attack meme now is to accuse Romney of lying.

President Obama on Mitt Romney’s debate lies: “If you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth.”

Yeah. The truth. Like Libya. Like Fast and Furious. The truth.

F you Obama! Worthless pathetic excuse for a human being.

jazzmo on October 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Who is the bigger fool? the fool or the fool who follows the fool?

keithofboston on October 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Let me be clear. I didn’t fail that — someone else made that happen.

FlatFoot on October 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Barry is not smart. He counts on Affirmative Action and teleprompter to get to where he is.

bayview on October 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Yea, reality sux, huh Stewart? When you take off the rose colored glasses of the Sycophant Press and their glowing reviews of the Messiah’s BS, all you see is, “The Emperor Has No Clothes”! To those who were never impressed with Socialist/Marxist babble, there’s no surprise this Pseudo-intellectual is not what he was touted to be!
Final UPDATE for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

President Obama doesn’t tend to do too well in non-teleprompted, high-pressure confrontational situations

You mean like negotiations with congress or high-level meetings with foreign leaders?

PackerBronco on October 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Stewart: Er, the president isn’t looking quite as brilliant as he used to
Jon (or whatever your real mane is), I have news for ya. He was never really that brilliant. You people in the entertainment industry just sold him as such to a very gullible electorate in 2008.

But at least you finally noticed.

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM
…Er!…we have to wonder how smart Stewart is …that it took him SO LONG too notice!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

When Jon Stewart throws you under the bus, it’s not looking good.

“That’s not the Barack 0bama I knew.”

“He acted stupidly.”

“I do think that at a certain point you’ve been president long enough”

pedestrian on October 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Anybody else seeing an emerging consensus here? President Obama doesn’t tend to do too well in non-teleprompted, high-pressure confrontational situations, the irony being that he’s been so softened by a media establishment that hasn’t dared to even think of questioning his supposedly formidable intellect for years. Oh, the nerve of Mitt Romney, having done so much darn practicing and preparation before last night’s debate — and it’s a damn good thing he did, too.

The angst on the left is nearly universal. Want a fun read? Check out Andrew Sullivan’s live blog of the debate.

A sweet sample:

10.17 pm. Romney is even sounding Reagan-like and compassionate right now. The Etch-A-Sketch is shaking, and the old Romney is back, with coded appeals to his base. And then he adds onto that a litany of woes currently experienced. Again, even after Obama’s eloquent answer, Romney is better.

10.14 pm. Obama’s description of the role of government is actually elegant, and eloquent. Invoking Lincoln was great; invoking Eisenhower would have been even better. Education is the key. But hearing Obama defend his record, after hearing Clinton, is painful. Truly painful.

peski on October 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM

bayview on October 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Forgot to mention dirty campaign tactics, black racism and lies.

bayview on October 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Obama is overrated by his supporters admirers sycophants and has an inflated opinion of himself and his abilities. Largely in part because he’s been pumped up and coddled his whole life.

Charlemagne on October 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM

You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying. This time, I really think the pauses were just, ‘I like food.’…’My children are nice.’ Just different, he just didn’t seem present in the same way.

Odd, but I always thought that’s what his little pauses were about. Well, that and golf or maybe b-ball brackets. It’s weird how I can tell when someone of very little brain is trying to sound smarter than I. But then I am not a condescending jerk who is used to talking down to people all the time.

Lily on October 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Obituary-
Oct 3, 2012: The day mainstream media was laid to rest. Pallbearers listed: Barack Hussein Obama.

hillsoftx on October 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I want Obama to be the smartest man in any room solitary imprisonment cell he enters.

Archivarix on October 4, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Clint Eastwood should have used an empty suit instead of an empty chair at the republican convention.

poxoma on October 4, 2012 at 3:34 PM

He does pause for a little brain to find smaller words, but it’s not the ones he’s talking to.

RSbrewer on October 4, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Psst…. he’s not wearing any clothes!

aniptofar on October 4, 2012 at 3:35 PM

The Commie, as he truly is:

Let me clarify this

OhEssYouCowboys on October 4, 2012 at 3:35 PM

For that to be broadcast on ABC/GMA, one of the moron voter’s prime sources of info, and to be spoken by one of the moron voter’s other main sources of news, is well, epic.

Brat on October 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM

That kind of stuff on the morning shows is priceless. The people who are going to decide this election watch that crap.

forest on October 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM

…I’m shocked that Stewart didn’t say anything about the picture of Mr. & Mrs. Mooch on Drudge…(he refers to that site periodically)…what is Mrs. Mooch CARRYING between her legs?

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM

You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying.

Does he honestly think this is helpful?

Cindy Munford on October 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM

People don’t like being told they are marks and rubes, and some would rather the con man go on conning them.

Nick_Angel on October 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I’m concerned that he may not reelect us. He may, he may walk away. …. he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying.

Condescending a$$holes.

lorien1973 on October 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

+1000

You picked up on that, too?

They STILL take us for little kids with no command of language nor thought.

riddick on October 4, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Obama is not smart.

Obama is not a wonderful orator.

Obama has no core and no vision.

Obama is not nice.

These are all memes.

He is just what he’s always been, a hoax and a pox upon the land and the world.

Stewart is right and wrong – Obama was not smart before.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 3:38 PM

You mean like negotiations with congress or high-level meetings with foreign leaders?

PackerBronco on October 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Can you imagine what Bibi, never mind Putin would do with Debate Obama in a closed room? No wonder he didn’t want to meet with anyone at the UN. Suddenly the plea to Putin to “be patient after the election I’ll have more flexibility” seems sort of like a gambler with a bad debt problem begging the mob heavy not to kneecap him because he has a sure-fire scam that will score him the money to pay it off with interest.

Lily on October 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Just search “Romney” in Twitter. All the libs are essentially retweeting themselves saying Romney lies. They think they are so witty. They look so desperate trying to explain the embarrasment of Obamas performance away.

So funny to read how Obama always speaks truth, how dare Romney lie that way.

And Chris Rock? What a piece of crap he is. Have no respect for him at all anymore.

jazzmo on October 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I didn’t watch the whole thing (channel flipping), but I switched over at one point and thought, wow, he looks like he’s annoyed, like he’d rather be anywhere else but there. Wasn’t very engaged, wasn’t enthusiastic, looked bored to tears.

scalleywag on October 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Perhaps Mr. Stewart should take this as an opportunity to scrutinize also the content of 0bama’s message, not just his style of delivery.

Droopy on October 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying.

I believe that’s true. A lot of his supporters never understands a word he says. Not that it ever mattered.

HotAirian on October 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Jon who?

BHO Jonestown on October 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

” Just different, he just didn’t seem present in the same way.”

That’s because the Emperor has no clothes, Jon…

… he never has.

It is just that this is the first time you have seen it…

Seven Percent Solution on October 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

He’s forgot to bring his snake oil!

scalleywag on October 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Must have been all that racism, oxygen deprivation, and Lehrer being ‘unfair’ by allowing Romney to answer questions.

Yeah–that’s the ticket!

Liam on October 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Nope.

It was the high altitude in Denver

These leftists are hilarious and mind-boggling at the same time.

JannyMae on October 4, 2012 at 3:41 PM

The Obama Perfecta – Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle

AcidReflux on October 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM

for some reason, the president was clearly off his game. He looked annoyed to be there, he kept looking down at his notes, he didn’t even look at the camera.

Condescension a debate winner does not make.

It may be stock in trade for liberals and on steroids for a liberal President but the can’t you see I’m so much better than him strategy may be winning for Charley Sheen but for the very top of the debate calender, not so much.

If the media failed Barack it was to let him think his smug demeanor would make him look Presidential.

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he actually left the stage thinking he won.

Speakup on October 4, 2012 at 3:43 PM

What they don’t realize….

It’s easy when you’re a community organizer and can critique and blame other people…

It’s easy when you’re a candidate and can simply punch holes in the incumbent’s record.

It’s easy when you’ve never been responsible to accomplish something.

So Obama is now in territory he has never been before…he had to produce as a leader and he failed…now he gets a face-full of what he has dished out for two decades.

Choke on it, sport.

goflyers on October 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Is it possible…that Obama WANTS TO BE REJECTED?

To reconfirm his overall life narrative that the USA is failed, etc?

PappyD61 on October 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Romney would have won against Obama last time, but for subterfuge.

Even with democrat controlled congress our economy would be cooking right along.

Speakup on October 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

What are ya high?

Uhm – it’s SHALLOW MEMORIES like yours that the GOP Ayatollahs play on. However, I’m willing to remind you of a few things they’d like you to forget.

1. Bush was a big spending, big government Republican President (as they ALL have been).

2. The Republican Ayatollahs … Mitchy McConnell, John Cornyn, John Crybaby and the rest – are equally big government big spenders.

3. The debt rose higher in the Bush years than it did in the Clinton years. Here’s an interesting graphic …

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/inflation.gif

Please note – that (prior to Obama) the steepest part of the debt increase occurred, not under Clinton and a GOP congress – but under GEORGE W. BUSH AND A GOP CONGRESS. Nothing you conservative slaves can drivel can combat that one simple fact. Oh sure – you can say that Obama’s run up more – but you, CAN NOT RESOLVE the spending of the Bush years with your belief in smaller government. You can’t do it (though I’m sure some dumb ass will pipe up here and try).

4. Freddy and Fanny were the main cause of the economic failure. They were identified by the GOP as problematic very early – but the GOP became too intimidated by the Dims to do anything about them. True to GOP Ayatollah form – all that was done was a bunch of “complaining” – in spite of the fact that they owned the whole government. Nothing was done – and the economic failure occurred. This was a lapse of leadership on the part of the GOP Ayatollahs – one you’re willing to completely forget about while you vote them back into office for another self-made disaster.

5. The economic meltdown occurred on BUSH’s watch – not Obamas.

^^Remember the above, even if Romney wins – four years will prove me right that these GOP bastards haven’t got the stones to do what’s necessary to save this nation. You’ll see too.

Obama – compounded the problems – a thousand fold. But the best you can say for Romney – had he been elected in 2008, is that we’d be a LITTLE BIT LESS in debt but still headed straight along toward bankruptcy.

HondaV65 on October 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Obama is not smart.

Obama is not a wonderful orator.

Obama has no core and no vision.

Obama is not nice.

These are all memes.

He is just what he’s always been, a hoax and a pox upon the land and the world.

Stewart is right and wrong – Obama was not smart before.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Everything he has and is – is a product of affirmative action and his skin color.

He earned nothing. He has no merit. It was all handed to him, on a silver platter.

It’s why an Ivy League graduate can’t pronounce Corpsman, and has no command of anything, except class warfare rhetoric and hatred for America.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Jon (or whatever your real mane is)…

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Don’t you just love people who are ashamed of their real name? And worse yet, anyone who takes them seriously after that?

Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz. I am sure the name was taken in the Actor’s Guild upon his arrival in Hollywood.

The group that spread communist cancer across the globe in early 20th century.

riddick on October 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

jazzmo on October 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

This administration has bee hiding the truth and the facts from the American people about the terrorist attacks in Libya for several weeks now, but here’s Axelrod comment right after the debates:

And so today, as the day after, I think the question for you [the media], for the American people is really one of character and whether or not a candidacy that’s so fundamentally rooted in hiding the truth and the facts from the American people and deception is the basis of trust on which you assign the presidency to a person.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2212961/U-S-presidential-debate-2012-Mitt-Romney-celebrates-Obama-aide-admits-defeat.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DToby%2BHarnden%2BIn%2BDenver

scalleywag on October 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Now that was the Obama we’ve been waiting for!

Don L on October 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM

he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying.

HA HA! We found out who the small brains really were last night, didn’t we, Jon? Oh my giddy aunt, this has been the most entertaining couple of says since Reagan made them all crap themselves back in the eighties!

squint on October 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM

days

squint on October 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Jon Stewart also seems very lost without his own teleprompter.

Urban Infidel on October 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Odumbo

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Maybe it’s time that the so-called mainstream conservative media, you know who you are, to give Jack Cashill another look.

He is correct about Bill Ayers’ ghostwriting Dreams. The so-called conservative pundits don’t have the gonads to touch the subject.

Granny Jan

No Niks on October 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Can someone this bad at debating make a recovery in two weeks? Romney has two months worth of ammo against him, his only concern is to not look like he’s beating up on him

Tater Salad on October 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Obama of Oz. No heart, no courage, no brain.

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Heh

Is it possible…that Obama WANTS TO BE REJECTED?

To reconfirm his overall life narrative that the USA is failed, etc?

PappyD61 on October 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

“I hate this country again” — Michelle Obama

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Obama, as far as I can tell, has never fully and competently performed any position he’s ever held. Was apparently mediocre or worse as an undergrad. Worked in private industry at a low level job and grew bored. He was president of the Harvard Law Review, the first to be installed as a popularity contest to satisfy a perceived diversity need, and was never published. Community organized for a while, then became a state senator who abstained for half the votes, then ran for U.S. Senate. And immediately after that started running for president. 2 weeks in he gets the Nobel Peace Prize for no apparent reason. As soon as the Dems lose control of the House, he effectively quits running the country and starts campaigning for the second term.
He just doesn’t want to do the job. He just likes the ego stroking and the perks. Time for a date night with Michelle.

AcidReflux on October 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Maybe it’s time that the so-called mainstream conservative media, you know who you are, to give Jack Cashill another look.

He is correct about Bill Ayers’ ghostwriting Dreams. The so-called conservative pundits don’t have the gonads to touch the subject.

Granny Jan

No Niks on October 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Talent hits a target others can’t hit. Jack Cashill hits a target they can’t even see.

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Odd, but I always thought that’s what his little pauses were about. Well, that and golf or maybe b-ball brackets. It’s weird how I can tell when someone of very little brain is trying to sound smarter than I. But then I am not a condescending jerk who is used to talking down to people all the time.

Lily on October 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM

And I thought he was busy trying to make up believable lies.

I’ve always found that smart people don’t need to tell people how smart they are. It becomes obvious soon enough. By the same token, a poseur is also easily apparent if you’re not drinking the Kool Aid. (No offense to KOOLAID2)

Sasha List on October 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Behold – the god who bleeds.

TeresainFortWorth on October 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM

For those of you citing the Jon Stewart quote, please watch the clip. He’s not being condescending, he’s poking a hole in Obama’s ‘I’m smarter than you’ persona.

YYZ on October 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Oh, the nerve of Mitt Romney, having done so much darn practicing and preparation before last night’s debate — and it’s a damn good thing he did, too.

Maybe like 22 Republican debates during the primaries? Spending 33 hours on TV debating Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum et al. can sharpen a candidate’s debating skills, unlike 100-odd rounds of golf.

President Obama doesn’t tend to do too well in non-teleprompted, high-pressure confrontational situations,

Like, perhaps, a one-on-one with Vladimir Putin? Methinks Komrade Vlad would find Romney a tad less, er, flexible than Opampers. Which would be a GOOD thing for THIS country–remember how Brezhnev and Gorbachev reacted to Reagan’s inflexibility!

Steve Z on October 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM

For 4 years now my family has been debating 1) is Obozo an evil Socialist genius, or 2) is he an incompetent Marxist fool. After last night, I am going with number 2!

texgal on October 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM

He was never really that brilliant. You people in the entertainment industry just sold him as such to a very gullible electorate in 2008.

But at least you finally noticed.

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

The problem is, their only real, quantifiable point of reference for intelligence is their own. Compared to themselves, they really do think he is brilliant.

Their pea-brained intellects can’t grasp the fact that there are people out here who are a heck of a lot more intelligent than they pretend to be.

Lost in Jersey on October 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Will it ever dawn on these sycophants that if the president comes across as dumb, lazy, arrogant, unprepared, disinterested, and in waaaay over his head…he might just be dumb, lazy, arrogant, unprepared, disinterested, and in waaaay over his head?

Must their explanations for the president appearing dumb, lazy, arrogant, unprepared, disinterested, and in waaaay over his head always include space aliens, high altitudes, and, oh gosh, that maybe he’s just not that into us anymore?

Sheesh.

Rational Thought on October 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM

The angst on the left is nearly universal. Want a fun read? Check out Andrew Sullivan’s live blog of the debate.

peski on October 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM

That was quite entertaining.

Sweet, sweet schadenfreude.

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Can’t wait for Barky to join all the people he’s throw under the bus.

SMACKRUNNER on October 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

This is clearly the historical moment that will be remembered in the future; the moment that the majority of the public realized Obama is an empty vessel.

Heck even the Leftist are realizing it.

Tater Salad on October 4, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Unreal. The democrats attack meme now is to accuse Romney of lying.

President Obama on Mitt Romney’s debate lies: “If you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth.”

Yeah. The truth. Like Libya. Like Fast and Furious. The truth.

F you Obama! Worthless pathetic excuse for a human being.

jazzmo on October 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

————-

He really is breathtakingly audacious, isn’t he?!

ellifint on October 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Their pea-brained intellects can’t grasp the fact that there are people out here who are a heck of a lot more intelligent than they pretend to be.

Lost in Jersey on October 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Well said!

(I used to be lost in Jersey too)

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Will it ever dawn on these sycophants that if the president comes across as dumb, lazy, arrogant, unprepared, disinterested, and in waaaay over his head…he might just be dumb, lazy, arrogant, unprepared, disinterested, and in waaaay over his head?

Rational Thought on October 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Commenters at Dailykos are foaming at the mouth with accusations of racism for the right pointing out that 0 is lazy.

pedestrian on October 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Obama has been mollycoddled all his life and now he got his come uppance!!

I loved watching him flounder as Mitt put him in his plaice…O was like a fish out of water… sucking in oxygen trying to live, which shrunk his brain even smaller!

My liberal friend from last night, admitted defeat at the hands of Mitt…this morning, couldn’t believe the headlines nor the talking heads… tho they are spinning their typical crap today.

Oh it was bliss…

I am now working on turning her around!

Mitt rocked it 1000% as far as I am concerned…

Scrumpy on October 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Even Stewart is starting to realize Obama isn’t so smart. All of the “thoughtfulness” of his comments, is nothing more than just trying to figure out what to say.

Tater Salad on October 4, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Stewart: Er, the president isn’t looking quite as brilliant as he used to

And neither are those who said he was brilliant and a great orator, now are they, Jon?

Stop trying to wriggle of that hook you crawled out on, Jon.

Those of you who ran around saying Obama was THE ONE, and ‘the Messiah’, brilliant, a brilliant orator, competent, effective, diligent, etc. etc. are stuck with the stigma of your profoundly poor judgment, lack of insight, and being intellectually bankrupt.

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Calm down.

This puppy is far from over.

Mittens had a terrific night, good for him.

But the Chicago Machine is awake now, and they are bringing the MSM cavalry.

Get ready.

Bruno Strozek on October 4, 2012 at 3:58 PM

“He was delivering his closing to Jim Lehrer, not to the American people.”

And I’m sure Jim thought it was brilliant. The American people, not so much.

Finbar on October 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Obama looked the same to me as he always is….just no teleprompter to make him sound smart.

And most of all, Obama is just worn out from being in a job that is way over his head (and he knows it).
He should have resigned after he got the Nobel Peace Prize…

albill on October 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Behold – the god who bleeds.

TeresainFortWorth on October 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Puny god.

squint on October 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Only proving that Stewart is not as smart as he thinks he is either. I remember those fluffing articles written about all the ahhhs, errs, ummms, were just signs that the man was a super genius.

My father was a used car salesman and he would always tell me that the easiest people to fool are the ones that think they are real smart.

jukin3 on October 4, 2012 at 4:02 PM

President Obama doesn’t tend to do too well in non-teleprompted, high-pressure confrontational situations, the irony being that he’s been so softened by a media establishment that hasn’t dared to even think of questioning his supposedly formidable intellect for years.

Also: “Obama traditionally struggles when debating people not made of straw. “

dont taze me bro on October 4, 2012 at 4:02 PM

You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying.

Speaking for yourself, Jon.

Bob's Kid on October 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

He should have resigned after he got the Nobel Peace Prize…

albill on October 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Exactly.

jazzmo on October 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Sorry, Jonnie, it was only the liberal 3-Distortion glasses that ever made Obama look brilliant.

stukinIL4now on October 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM

It wasn’t so much his body language, as the mouth-language that he was using, the pauses in-between. You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying.

So hard to tell when these “comedians” are being funny…he is, isn’t he…trying to be funny I mean?/s

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

For 4 years now my family has been debating 1) is Obozo an evil Socialist genius, or 2) is he an incompetent Marxist fool. After last night, I am going with number 2!

texgal on October 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Communists – People who have read Karl Marx’s Die Kapital.

ANTI-Communists – People who have read Karl Marx’s Die Kapital. AND UNDERSTOOD IT.

Guess where this saying originated.

riddick on October 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

scalleywag on October 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Yeah I posted that quote earlier too. I guess the media has their marching orders!

jazzmo on October 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM

As Tom Brokaw put it on MSNBC, if Romney had performed as badly as President Obama did last night, “it would have been over.”

To paraphrase Brokaw, it may very well BE over…for Obama.

What’s coming up next? The VP debate next week, when Paul Ryan will probably give Slow-Joe Biden an a$$-whuppin’ much worse than he endured from Sarah Palin in 2008, then Romney and Obama will be back to debate…foreign policy? With our ambassador getting shot and the Mideast in flames and Obama “too busy” to meet Bibi, does Obummer really want to debate foreign policy?

As long as Romney doesn’t go wobbly…it’s time to send Obummer back to Chi-town.

Steve Z on October 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Obama has been mollycoddled all his life and now he got his come uppance!!

I loved watching him flounder as Mitt put him in his plaice…O was like a fish out of water… sucking in oxygen trying to live, which shrunk his brain even smaller!

Scrumpy on October 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM

nice one; mollycoddled
Another nice one; uppance

SparkPlug on October 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Getting elected isn’t turning out to be so much of a cake walk for Mr. President as it was last time around. Last time we didn’t have 4 years of trillion dollar deficits. Last time we hadn’t wasted billions on TARP and “green” jobs. Last time unemployment hadn’t hovered around 8% for four years. Last time we didn’t have a health care boondoggle hanging over our heads. Last time no one vetted you and you had an adoring media at your beck and call. That may still be true of some news outlets, but a large number of news orgs are starting to see behind the curtain. They’ve seen the parties and the golf outings, they’ve seen the number of WH press conferences you have held vs. the appearances on the View and the interviews with Glamour. In the years since you were elected, too much money has been wasted, too many lives have been lost, too many lies told, too many people’s wealth in decline, too many living on entitlements. This time around we need to give someone else a shot.

scalleywag on October 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM

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