Team Obama goes into emergency-restrategizing mode

posted at 4:01 pm on October 4, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

After that rather embarrassing performance last night, Team Obama is changing tack at warp speed. They’ve certainly got their work cut out for them, considering what will be the most effective ways to tear down Mitt Romney and put President Obama back on top. They’re still using the recent “either Romney must raise taxes on the middle class, or he must increase the deficit, those are the only two possible outcomes”-line, but adding some fun new framing. As BuzzFeed summarizes,

President Barack Obama and his aides rapidly reversed their strategic course Thursday morning, shifting the center of their attacks on Mitt Romney back toward the oldest criticisms of the Republican: That he’s a flip-flopper.

Democrats had long been torn over whether to portray Romney as too conservative, or too inconsistent, for the electorate — realizing that the attacks are inconsistent with one another. And since this spring, they seemed to have settled on the former, casting Romney as a conservative whose policies of cutting taxes and spending, and on abortion and other social issues, are too far right for most voters.

Thursday they returned abruptly to the earlier line. …

Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said the campaign’s task over the next several days is to “Make sure every voter understands the positions Mitt Romney danced around last night.”

President Obama was already out on the attack at a campaign rally in Denver earlier this morning, arguing that “the very spirited fellow” onstage last night just “couldn’t have been the real Mitt Romney”:

While the real Mitt Romney has been promising $5 trillion in tax cuts and saying the country doesn’t need more teachers, Obama said, “the fellow onstage last night” said the opposite.

“The man onstage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney’s decisions and what he’s been saying for the last year. And that’s because he knows full well that we don’t want what he’s been selling for the last year,” Obama said.

In much the same vein, Obama for America has released their latest ad, wondering, “Why won’t Mitt Romney level with us?”

David Axelrod lamented about that foxy Mitt Romney during a conference call this morning, via Politico:

“What the president hoped to avoid was a situation where you had two politicians standing there insulting each other instead of offering ideas for the future of the country, but you know, you have to strike a balance,” Axelrod said in a conference call with reporters. “You can’t allow someone to stand there and basically manhandle the truth about their own record and ideas and about yours and not deal with that. I’m sure that is a takeaway from this debate.” …

“This was the first chance for the president to see how Gov. Romney operates in these debates first hand,” he said. “You have to make some adjustments to the fact that, you know, he is kind of a serial, …artful dodger. That makes it a more challenging kind of event.”

So, sounds like Team Obama has decided on their post-first debate “adjustments” and that that’s the type of thing we’re going to be hearing a lot over at least the next few days — Mitt Romney is dishonest, we can’t keep up with his changing storylines, he’s a rhetorical trickster, rabble rabble rabble. Following Team Obama’s lead, the liberal blogs are all buzzing about the $5 trillion tax cut moment as one of Romney’s biggest weaknesses from the night, but here’s a simple explanation from the CSMonitor:

It is true that a central facet of Mitt Romney’s economic plan is a 20 percent across-the-board reduction in marginal tax rates, plus elimination of the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax (AMT). Do the math on how much money the federal government would forgo as a result of this, and it’s about $456 billion a year. Over 10 years, that rounds up to $5 trillion. That’s the calculus behind the “$5 trillion tax cut” figure that Obama cites.

However, that’s only part of the tax plan. Romney has said he would make his overall tax changes revenue-neutral. He’d hack out deductions, exemptions, and other exclusions to broaden the tax base, for one thing. For another, he says that lowering marginal rates would increase economic activity, and hence tax revenue. These changes would counterbalance any revenue lost from rate reductions, according to Romney.


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Liberal fail.

wargamer6 on October 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Who would have known that the October surprise that won Romney the White House would be Obama himself?

Eschelon on October 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Clearly a Romney operative must have slipped Obama a mickey.

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Ha ha this is awesome.

wargamer6 on October 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Romney lied. Romney is mean. Romney has a goofy smirk.
Fact is we need to run with this momentum.
Don’t gloat Mitt. Double down.

Bensonofben on October 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Desperate

cmsinaz on October 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Ha ha this is awesome.

wargamer6 on October 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I’m still laughing… OMG.. so funny

gatorboy on October 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Why does the Obama campaign always double down on stupid? If Obama was gonna get any traction out of this $5 trillion lie, wouldn’t it have already happened last night?

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM

President Obama was already out on the attack at a campaign rally in Denver earlier this morning, arguing that “the very spirited fellow” onstage last night just “couldn’t have been the real Mitt Romney”:

Unfortunately for Obama “the very dumb fellow” onstage last night was the real Barack Obama.

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM

The next debate is CNN’s phony “town hall.” After Zero’s Mile High Meltdown, there will be NOTHING but nasty questions from Zero voters. Hope Romney’s ready for the onslaught. It’ll be one “I am part of the 47% you hate” and “show us your taxes” question after another. CNN will be in full Cover Zero’s Ass mode. It’ll be tougher for Romney, because he cannot just dump a bucket of fail on “ordinary citizens” (read: Zero’s campaign workers) like he did on Zero.

Rational Thought on October 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM

God socialists suck.

If Obama actually had a pln, besides continuously telling people he has a plan, then he could have talked about it last night. All he did was repeat the same crap he did in 2008.

darwin on October 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM

If anybody knows about dancing around positions it’s Orhumba himself. He’s flip-flopped on, danced around, and just flopped over so many contradictory positions it’s a wonder he’s not in traction today.

stukinIL4now on October 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

They’re still using the recent “either Romney must raise taxes on the middle class, or he must increase the deficit, those are the only two possible outcomes”-line, but adding some fun new framing.

Liberals are limited to seeing only the 2 possibilities of raising taxes or increasing the deficit, because Liberals have absolutely no idea how to GROW THE ECONOMY.

wren on October 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Why does the Obama campaign always double down on stupid?

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM

It’s like Donald Rumsfeld said – you go with the army you have.

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

yes, when given the opportunity to push TWO memes both of which are not true, and one is demonstrably proven to be NOT true, then all you’ve got left is the other. good thinking, axelturf.

t8stlikchkn on October 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

So far today, our Lib Trolls have been falling all over themselves trying to carry water for Scooter.

I’ve been enjoying the stew out of it.

kingsjester on October 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM

The lib posters at politico are highlarious

Can’t defend dear leader just resort yo name calling against mitt….liar is their word of the day

cmsinaz on October 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

The only thing more dangerous than a wounded, bleeding, rabid wolverine is a wounded, bleeding, rabid Chicago Machine politician.

Bruno Strozek on October 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Nasty wuss

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Will Joe Biden soon say “That’s not the real Paul Ryan I debated”?

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

The proggies will never admit that economic activity and thus income tax revenue might increase as a result of tax cuts. It’s religion to them, to admit otherwise would be proggie blasphemy.

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Liberals are limited to seeing only the 2 possibilities of raising taxes or increasing the deficit, because Liberals have absolutely no idea how to GROW THE ECONOMY.

wren on October 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

and the apparent intentional confusion the MSM stokes by NOT differentiating between tax RATES and tax REVENUES. its really really hard, rocket science like i know.

t8stlikchkn on October 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Liberals are limited to seeing only the 2 possibilities of raising taxes or increasing the deficit, because Liberals have absolutely no idea how to GROW THE ECONOMY.

wren on October 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

And Romney even answered this in great detail yesterday. He listed the 3 ways to increase revenue and dismissed raising taxes as the worst option available if the goal is to also grow the economy at the same time. It’s like the Dems are stuck in talking points mode and can’t engage in a substantive debate. Which I suppose is the end result of having a pathetic candidate who knows nothing but demagoguery.

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

“You have to make some adjustments to the fact that, you know, he is kind of a serial, …artful dodger. That makes it a more challenging kind of event.”

I can’t tell. Who is this referring to?

BobMbx on October 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

The only thing more dangerous than a wounded, bleeding, rabid wolverine is a wounded, bleeding, rabid Chicago Machine politician.

Bruno Strozek on October 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

The Ambassador of Kenya telling close friends that Obama has asked for asylum there as Obama is very concerned that the Chicago Boys, as well as George Soros, are very disappointed in his debate performance.

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Barry can’t hide from the fact that the DOE has rewarded his bundlers.

BHO Jonestown on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

A leader will always dominate the discussion! It is clearly obvious who that was ! All the media spin won’t save Obama from himself. I felt Romney needed to win big last night. They should have used the 10 run rule and called it in the 5th inning! But on second thought….. I don’t want a 10 run, not even a 100 run rule. I want to see Obama and the dems so whipped that they never come back.
No mercy ! Bring it Romney!!!!

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The only thing more dangerous than a wounded, bleeding, rabid wolverine is a wounded, bleeding, rabid Chicago Machine politician.

Bruno Strozek on October 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

No kidding. That internal debate Zero’s team was having about illegally releasing a dozen years of Romney’s tax records? You know, the one where they were saying things like, “Well, it is a felony to release IRS records like that…”

Yeah. Those records will be coming out now. Around Oct. 25.

Rational Thought on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Mitt did nothing more than make obvious to the world that there is an empty chair in the room.

It’s been there for 4 years….

I guess Mr. Eastwood was the first to say it out loud.

Roflmao

donabernathy on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

David Axlerod now telling friends that Barack Obama was just some guy from the neighborhood and he really doesn’t know him other than he said hi to him a couple of times.

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

When you’re always lying, it really doesn’t matter which one you take, just stay with it.

southsideironworks on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Barack Obysmal .

DeweyWins on October 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

This is where Winston Smith earns his money.

What you folks plainly saw is not what you think you saw. It was all a sham. Obama won by not winning. You understand this don’t you? Of course you do. All the smart people know this, you want to be smart too, don’t you? Yes I thought so. We can be smart together, Yes we CAN!

Lily on October 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

well at least Romney flip flopped over to my way of thinking, something Obama is incapable of doing

These guys are acting like they’re worried. Maybe its not an act though.

DanMan on October 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Sununu did a great job against Andrea Mitchell

You don’t talk specific on the lsm …get over it

cmsinaz on October 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I must have been sleeping; since when is it a negative to support a tax cut?

johnnybravo on October 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Where is tge guilani clip with Chris Hayes another good one

cmsinaz on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Proven tax policies:

Decrease taxes: tax revenue increases, economy grows, jobs are created.

Increase taxes: tax revenue declines, economy shrinks, jobs are lost. If you want to reduce something, tax it. Cigarettes, booze, income…it works every time.

BobMbx on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Consider this: Obama’s first term was an Epic Fail, yet he expects to be given a second term on no more than his word that it will be different (“Forward!”).

Now, let’s look at his first debate (this cycle) — also an Epic Fail. If he cannot significantly improve his performance in the next debate then what reason would anyone have (other than the most die hard Democrat idjit or skin-color-only voter) for voting for him. Will he not have proved that he is incapable of doing better, not just in the debate, but in the presidency?

Seems to me that Bambi now has a boat load more riding on his next debate performance than Romney does.

natasha333 on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

However, that’s only part of the tax plan. Romney has said he would make his overall tax changes revenue-neutral. He’d hack out deductions, exemptions, and other exclusions to broaden the tax base, for one thing. For another, he says that lowering marginal rates would increase economic activity, and hence tax revenue. These changes would counterbalance any revenue lost from rate reductions, according to Romney.

Still having a problem with that. Sounds like that if you cut those things out you are in effect increasing taxes…albeit without formally raising the tax rate.

Sounds like a bait and switch. But, there again, might be worth a try. Anything’s better than this BS of getting the rich to pay for everything.

But I still doubt that even with Romney in there that the economy will really improve, that the debt incurred by these criminals will abate, and that the printing presses will grind to a halt.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Everybody around my office is talking about Romney’s performance last night. He really made an impact.

gophergirl on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

O/T: Hat tip Ace the new Taiwanese animation is out. A MUST SEE!!!

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Barry will fall back on the fact that the media will do his bidding and spin him out of this. I assume President Slacker will roll out of the Choomwagon and get his lazy butt in gear. He will wait unil the last minute to get it in gear. I expect hijinks and surprises (not good ones) from Team Slacker.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Obama planning to dye his hair orange for the next debate.

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 4:19 PM

“This was the first chance for the president to see how Gov. Romney operates in these debates first hand,” he said. “You have to make some adjustments to the fact that, you know, he is kind of a serial, …artful dodger. That makes it a more challenging kind of event.”

Artful dodger? “You gotta pick a pocket or two, booooooooooys! You gotta pick a pocket or two.”

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 4:19 PM

It’s too late in the game for Obama’s campaign to switch strategies. It reeks of desperation and is ironically a massive flip flop in itself. This will hurt Obama if they go down this path, this late in the game.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Wow, so the first thing that grabs my attention here is that we’re rounding $4.65 trillion up to $5 trillion without blinking an eye. I guess $350 billion can only fund the government for a measly 5 weeks, but it still sounds like a lot of money to me. I guess maybe we should see if we can do with a little less money being spent by the government…? I know, crazy idea.

I watched Romney try to get the idea through to both Obama and Lehrer, that cutting taxes will work because that frees up money for investment and consumer spending and with investment comes jobs, and additional taxpayers and growth, but it seemed all for naught. When he’s challenged on this by Obama’s handlers (via remote control override of Obama debate model v1.02), Mitt will have some striking examples of european tax models that foreshadow where Obama and his cronies would like to take us.

Obama did miss a lot of openings to bring up his talking/attack points, for whatever reasons. It was the best outcome Romney (and all of us tied to his tail) could hope for, but it wasn’t just luck.

Romney’s been preparing for these debates, and more importantly, the job of President for many years. For Obama, it was a lucky impulse purchase, and buyer’s remorse is strong.

CitizenEgg on October 4, 2012 at 4:20 PM

The real issue for the Dem’s is that the “Obama” brand value has been diminished. You can now joke about O getting his ass kicked with immunity.

Tater Salad on October 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

IT”S THE President BARCALOUNGER BLOWOUT SALE

http://www.barileatherfurniture.com/barcalounger-10026/?gclid=CMeg67GX6LICFWGnPAodaSIArQ

roflmmfao

donabernathy on October 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

HAHAHA Ouch from the Onion.

wargamer6 on October 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

All Team Romney has to do is use Obowma’s own record and Obowma’s own words…

… The panic from the Left is quite enjoyable.

Seven Percent Solution on October 4, 2012 at 4:23 PM

VorDaj on October 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM

LOL! Made me laugh! Excellent!

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Romney really laid wood to this tax argument, and in a way that I think voters actually could understand. There ARE three ways to close a deficit: cut spending, raise taxes, and grow the economy. But raising taxes alone never works. He is right. He isn’t quite as good as Jack Kemp in explaining marginal tax rates, but he came pretty close last night.

rockmom on October 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Have you noticed when bho is on totus his speech and anger seems to go full force after any he is talking about? Those putting bho’s talking points out for him on totus seems to actually get the real bho out for us to see? Now bho is out being the real hateful bho against Mitt.

This was bho last night, a petty little know nothing man that had no answers to Mitt saying the truth about how he had cratered our nation since elected!
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letget on October 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

“This was the first chance for the president to see how Gov. Romney operates in these debates first hand,” he said.

Yeah Axleturd, cause the gobzillion GOP debate videos were nowhere to be found anywhere in the universe…fools only fooling themselves.

hillsoftx on October 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

The real issue for the Dem’s is that the “Obama” brand value has been diminished. You can now joke about O getting his ass kicked with immunity.

Tater Salad on October 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Rational Thought on October 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM

President Obama was already out on the attack at a campaign rally in Denver earlier this morning, arguing that “the very spirited fellow” onstage last night just “couldn’t have been the real Mitt Romney”

Who are you going to believe? Our butt-kisssers in the Mainstream Media, or your lying eyes?

Socratease on October 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM

hillsoftx on October 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Mitt wasn’t like -that- in any of the GOP debates. He went into Newt a few times; but not like last night. He lit Obama up the entire time.

lorien1973 on October 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

and for those needing to counter all of the ROMNEY LIES meme, the GOP already has out a link of 12 lies Obama spewed—funny though, all of the GOP references are LIB SOURCES (Huff Po, Andrea Mitchell, etc)confirming their own dude is lying–great strategy by the GOP to show the Libs are now eating their own!

Here you go.

hillsoftx on October 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

HAHAHA Ouch from the Onion.

wargamer6 on October 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Once it becomes uncool to be an 0bama supporter then his support is going to collapse.

pedestrian on October 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

And the flip flopper attack only works if you can prove the opponent flip-flopped during this campaign, like John Kerry did when he said “I was for it before I was against it.” The only way they can say Romney has flip-flopped is to make stuff up, like this thing about Romney not wanting more teachers. It’s BS.

And please do not tell me Obama thinks he can nail Romney as a flip flopper on any social issues, after Obama did a 180 on gay marriage just in time for his big Hollywood fundraiser. Romney will drive him into the ground like a jackhammer on that one.

rockmom on October 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM

wargamer6 on October 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Hahahaha. Funny stuff.

SparkPlug on October 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM

So, without Mitt there to set the record straight, its back to lying for Team Obama. Good to know.

The 90 minutes that the 2 have campaigned against each other, Romney has dominated. The rest of the time, Obama does well. What is the difference? Obama can lie without being called out for being a liar.

milcus on October 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Now on the market, the new and improved Obama! We’ve redesigned our Lazyboy model into a new and improved… Recliner!!!

There, that’ll dig us out of this marketing hole!

Ukiah on October 4, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I’d rather talk about the 47% than inculcate race hatred.

I don’t know how Mitt will explain that deal makers in the real world have to change position.

A special forces vet’s group is running TV ads in Virginia about the administration’s leaking, spiking and lying. For more info: Support dot opsecteam dot org They will explain my verbs if you want.

IlikedAUH2O on October 4, 2012 at 4:29 PM

It’s like the Dems are stuck in talking points mode and can’t engage in a substantive debate. Which I suppose is the end result of having a pathetic candidate who knows nothing but demagoguery.

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Leftists can never win in the arena of issues and ideas. When faced with them, they always either divert or name-call.

Right Mover on October 4, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Next debate is a town hall right? So no rebuttals/follow ups? Obama will do better and look for gay marriage and abortion to be discussed

mrscullen on October 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

“… Axelrod said in a conference call with reporters.”

Dude…

… we’re on to you and Obowma’s boyfriends.

Too bad your playbook only has two pages…

Seven Percent Solution on October 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Hopey is in Emergency Perception/Deception Damage-Control!!

Tic….tic……tic…..

canopfor on October 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Romney must use the word “growth” more often and sell his tax plan with more simplicity.

Stronger economic growth is the only way to solve at least 60% or more of the federal deficit. Spending cuts will only get us so far.

matthew8787 on October 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Mitt wasn’t like -that- in any of the GOP debates. He went into Newt a few times; but not like last night. He lit Obama up the entire time.

lorien1973 on October 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

He was as assertive as he was going to be with his own team, so yes, he held back, but no question the facts, debate mannerisms and ability to strike back was present and ready to be used on the enemy, which he destroyed.

hillsoftx on October 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Well it seems dear joe has given Paul another jewel for their debate? This should be fun to watch between Paul and joe!

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-yes-we-do-want-raise-taxes-trillion-dollars_653666.html
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letget on October 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Also I think Axelrod and compnay are really ignoring what Romney did that was the most effective for him in reaching the voters he needs to reach. The CNN meter and the Fox and NPR focus groups all showed people responding most to Romney’s talk about working together on big issues. He has neither flip-flopped nor lied about this. He nailed ObamaCare for being a partisan bill shoved through Congress with no support from the other side, and contrasted it with his health care bill that passed with only two no votes. He has a record of working with the opposition and Obama clearly doesn’t. Independent voters care more about that than about Romney’s tax plan.

rockmom on October 4, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Romney’s and Ryan’s tax plan intends to be revenue neutral. That might be a no go for the anti tax crowd, but the idea is to eliminate deductions and tax breaks that were always designed to motivate particular behaviors the govt wants or to reward for such behaviors. Thus the benefits were not open to all taxpayers and businesses, but to those who could perform govt approved activities like hiring veterans, building or opening businesses in low income areas etc.While some will pay more because of these deletions from the tax code, others will pay less because of the lowering of the overall rate. Where Romney/Ryan can be challenged is that while revenue neutral, it does nothing to cut the deficit. they rely on increased activity to add jobs, increase demand, and foster economic growth. That could happen, and history has examples, but it could also not occur and the deficits could grow. Reagan and Laffer believed their tax cuts would increase revenue and it did, but not enough to keep the deficits from growing due to the great increase in defense spending.

xkaydet65 on October 4, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Lined up at the drugstore with their new Zanax prescription?

I liked James Carville today, he said “Pezent ‘Bama look like he din wanna be deah!”

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Once it becomes uncool to be an 0bama supporter then his support is going to collapse.

pedestrian on October 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

It’s already happening. I heard several O-bots at work today talking about his meltdown…in hushed voices…whispering…like showing support for him made them dirty…and ashamed.

It was stunning! I just stood there and smiled, wanting like crazy to say “Where’s your Obama t-shirt now?!”

Rational Thought on October 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Everybody around my office is talking about Romney’s performance last night. He really made an impact.

gophergirl on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Great feedback, gophergirl!

Keep the debate conversation going in offices around the country!

This may be the best way to wake up all those “low information” voters before election day!

wren on October 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Biden Admits Obama wants to raise Taxes by a Trillion Dollars.

If this is part of their, “restrategizing,” methinks they may want to keep on working at it. XD

http://youtu.be/_yc2zBmOmNE

WolvenOne on October 4, 2012 at 4:34 PM

The next debate is CNN’s phony “town hall.” After Zero’s Mile High Meltdown, there will be NOTHING but nasty questions from Zero voters. Hope Romney’s ready for the onslaught. It’ll be one “I am part of the 47% you hate” and “show us your taxes” question after another. CNN will be in full Cover Zero’s Ass mode. It’ll be tougher for Romney, because he cannot just dump a bucket of fail on “ordinary citizens” (read: Zero’s campaign workers) like he did on Zero.

Rational Thought on October 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Exactamundo RT. And the “moderator” is big Candy (of course you are) Crowley who last night was snuggled up next to Axelfraud and consoled him by putting her hand on his knee at the end of their conversation.

Brat on October 4, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Where are the trolls?

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

…sitting in empty chairs?

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 4:37 PM

The new and improved Edsel. Now with more…Edsel stuff.

Bishop on October 4, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Exactamundo RT. And the “moderator” is big Candy (of course you are) Crowley who last night was snuggled up next to Axelfraud and consoled him by putting her hand on his knee at the end of their conversation.

Brat on October 4, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Any day you can sneak a “Highlander” reference into the mix is a good day.

Bishop on October 4, 2012 at 4:39 PM

How can so many people miss the fact that if you get several million people back to work, they are not only paying taxes, but not receiving federal payments? Increased revenue and lowered spending at the same time.

Vashta.Nerada on October 4, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Al Gore blames the ozone layer.

SparkPlug on October 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

SOS from Axelrod to MSM: Please be more in the tank for us than you already have been.

mwbri on October 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Team Obama goes into emergency-restrategizing mode

The strategy which would guarantee Mr. Obama re-election was to honestly and competently govern. It’s too late for that now. but if he had honestly tried to reduce unemployment, bolster national defense, show up for security briefings, and had not completely blown hundreds of billions on stimulus, he would win in a landslide.

Mr. Obama and his people seem to be treating this election as if it was an episode of “Big Brother” or “Survivor” instead of a presidential election.

If this republic has reached a point where a majority of its people are moronic and/or amoral enough to re-elect Barack Obama, life as we have known it is going to change much for the worse.

MessesWithTexas on October 4, 2012 at 4:41 PM

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canopfor on October 4, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Obama proves that figures do not lie…but liars do figure.

logicman_1998 on October 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

The next debate is CNN’s phony “town hall.” After Zero’s Mile High Meltdown, there will be NOTHING but nasty questions from Zero voters. Hope Romney’s ready for the onslaught. It’ll be one “I am part of the 47% you hate” and “show us your taxes” question after another. CNN will be in full Cover Zero’s Ass mode. It’ll be tougher for Romney, because he cannot just dump a bucket of fail on “ordinary citizens” (read: Zero’s campaign workers) like he did on Zero.

Rational Thought on October 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM

There you go, we have the official name for last night, -Mile High Meltdown.

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

HAHAHA Ouch from the Onion.

wargamer6 on October 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Funny. And very angry.

Definitely written by a disgruntled 0bama cultist.

Speaking of disgruntled 0bama cultists…..

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

where are the trolls!?! tommyhawk, why was the media shielded from Biden’s speech today in Council Bluffs? Rumor has it they outnumbered the crowd.

DanMan on October 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Everybody around my office is talking about Romney’s performance last night. He really made an impact.

gophergirl on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Don’t forget to mention GhaziGate debacle cover up.

SparkPlug on October 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Yep, Like I said, Debate #2 is going to be chicago style BS. AxelFraud knows he has to get into the Gutter Politics of old to try & pull this one out, cause his guy can’t fight with facts, truth or Track Record! Mitt better be ready for some real down & dirty Shiite! AxelFraud also is threatening the Obama media for not doing enough to protect the Messiah. They’ve been told to attack Romney or they will never get into a Messiah event again!
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 4:43 PM

where are the trolls!?! tommyhawk, why was the media shielded from Biden’s speech today in Council Bluffs? Rumor has it they outnumbered the crowd.

DanMan on October 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Is he talking about how President Lincoln funded the transcontinental?

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM

How can so many people miss the fact that if you get several million people back to work, they are not only paying taxes, but not receiving federal payments? Increased revenue and lowered spending at the same time.

Vashta.Nerada on October 4, 2012 at 4:39 PM

But Nancy Pelosi said that unemployment payments was the best way to jump start the economy.

Never mind the lack of evidence of such.

Bitter Clinger on October 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Bishop on October 4, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Ah, and illiciting a response from your highness makes it even better. I am humbled.

Brat on October 4, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Romney worked his ass off in debate prep in addition to campaigning and fundraising. Not his opponent. It’s all about Romney’s work ethic, something we should all aspire to.

RepubChica on October 4, 2012 at 4:44 PM

They’re still using the recent “either Romney must raise taxes on the middle class, or he must increase the deficit, those are the only two possible outcomes”

Those are the only two options if you insist on thinking INSIDE THE SOCIALIST BOX.

GarandFan on October 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM

For another, he says that lowering marginal rates would increase economic activity, and hence tax revenue. These changes would counterbalance any revenue lost from rate reductions, according to Romney.

To be fair — That’s pure speculation a la “the stimulus will keep unemployment under 8%”.

watched the debate just now.
Obama looked so weak!….O..M…G…

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM

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