Megyn Kelly: Media in spin room laughed and applauded at Obama’s “bayonets” line

posted at 4:41 pm on October 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite. I take it the defense here will be that they weren’t rooting for Obama, just grooving on a righteous zinger expertly dealt even though it was incorrect on the merits. But maybe I’m wrong; maybe there’ll be no defense. The media’s gotten more forthright about its biases and shortcomings over the past 10 years thanks to the endless watchdogging online, so there’s no sense grasping for excuses. Why bother? Everyone knows the score. This isn’t the first time reporters have been caught rooting publicly against a Republican, either. The Seattle Times gave bloggers a week of laughs five years ago when they admitted that some staff members had cheered Karl Rove’s resignation; the editor reprimanded them for showing partisanship in a place as “sacred and magical” as the newsroom. A few days later, Joe Scarborough revealed that people in the MSNBC “newsroom” had booed Bush consistently through one of his SOTUs. When he told MSNBC prez Phil Griffin about it, Griffin supposedly “turned red very quickly” and put a stop to it. And that’s how MSNBC became the sober, studiously nonpartisan investigative news team that you know today.

Speaking of Fox and last night’s debate, it ended up being the highest-rated program in the network’s history, slightly ahead of their audience for the Palin/Biden debate in 2008. Total television viewers according to Nielsen’s preliminary estimate were 53.9 million, which is predictably way off the pace of the first and second debates. Too much competition last night with the NLCS and “Monday Night Football” and likely not enough interest in foreign policy. It may also be that low-information voters decided they didn’t need a third look at Romney. He killed in the first debate and was perfectly acceptable in the second, so he’d already cleared the bar of viability. And he knew it, which is why he was playing prevent defense.


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Obama seems like such a small, bitter man. His facial expressions irk the crap out of me. I am SO ready to see the door smack him as he’s leaving. His nastiness and anger just oozes out of him like a living thing.

TXMomof3 on October 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

The MSM is the fourth wing of the Democrat party. I think that just as most of these jour-o-lists are given their pink slips the Romney adminstration should announce sweeping unemployment changes. These changes would involve having to go through basic journalist school again before being allowed to write for any publication or blog. These b–tards are the enemy, they are liars, they are enablers, they are evil. This infuriates me!

neyney on October 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Speaking of FOX NEWS………………………..

Fox News breaks all-time ratings record during third Presidential debate – @DeadlineCom

2 hours ago from http://www.deadline.com by editor

http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/fox-news-breaks-ratings-record-with-third-presidential-debate/

canopfor on October 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I’d bet Ambassador Steven’s family wished there were some bayonet wielding Marines at the Benghazi consulate on September 11th 2012…

Strike Hornet on October 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

.
Good point.
Any weapon is better than none.

FlaMurph on October 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Romney was talking about the number and age of the ships the Navy wants, i.e. capability. Why does Barack think the Navy ever used horses and bayonets out in the ocean?

Connecticut on October 23, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Exactly right.

Citizen Obama’s quip is particularly galling considering a robust Navy is essential to projecting power around the world and for rapid reaction to terrorist strikes and fewer dead ambassadors.

The Navy is more important than ever in the 21st century.

MessesWithTexas on October 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

May they all suffocate from what they consume, Obama’s crap, not Beluga caviar, fools.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM

“We got ships that go under the water”. Surprised at what he learned I guess.

Connecticut on October 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my submarine lair. It’s long, hard and full of seamen corpsemen!

Puts pinky to cheek.

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Obama is an underdeveloped narcissistic teenager. The look on his face throughout the 3 debates…defensive and beaten. He appears very tiny.

That picture on Drudge last night said it all. He knows. What Michelle says to him off camera must be a hoot.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

When even Pelosi understands its a lost cause you know Hussein is done. Pelosi has re-scheduled Democratic House elections for Minority Leader and such until after Thanksgiving, that is a BIG F-ing DEAL as Senile Clown likes to say and points to liberals realizing they are and gone.

riddick on October 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Resist We Much on October 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Give us a warning before posting something like that!

The snark was so deep, boots wouldn’t cut it. That needed a hip wader warning.

cozmo on October 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM

“…our nation, ME….”

Nothing beats this.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Obama seems like such a small, bitter man. His facial expressions irk the crap out of me. I am SO ready to see the door smack him as he’s leaving. His nastiness and anger just oozes out of him like a living thing.

TXMomof3 on October 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I so agree TXMomof3!

CoffeeLover on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

In fact, as childish as his remark was it also exposed him as a weak commander in chief. It is shocking he still would not understand the importance of naval superiority in the world we live in.

Ellis on October 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Not a whole lot of Navy ships in southside Chicago.

Obama was hoping for a gaffe like Ford’s comments about Eastern Europe when debating Carter (no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe). Link It didn’t happen which has the left in full panic mode today. In 2008, they were predicting 50 years of absolute control by one party. Today they are whoring for electoral votes in NH which has four.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I loved how Obama nailed Romney on bayonets. Romney still thinks keeping hundreds of military bases operating domestically and abroad is neccessary to fight a terror war.

Faramir on October 23, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Allow the country to become economically and militarily weak and then observe how fast it will be challenged by Russia and China. Military strength is not simply to fight hot wars, it is a deterrent . . . or in a vernacular liberals can understand, a prophylactic.

rplat on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

“This Nation, Me…bla, bla, bla” was the best gaffe of last night.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Btw, I can’t take it anymore. What is with the “Bishop!” stuff that substitutes for the “First!” nonsense on other websites? Anyone care to explain?

Yeah, I’m new here.

happytobehere on October 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

There are a lot of posters here who don’t know and use “Bishop!” incorrectly. Give it time, you’ll figure it out.

And welcome to HA, the best in political commentary.

Jvette on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Just watched the clip…

OMG ! DID MEGYN say Ozero has gone “ Native” ?????

That racist shrew…….. get me Chrissy Tingles on the phone !
STAT !!!!!!

FlaMurph on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

It was only a matter of time before Obama used sarcasm. The liberal mind is incapable of reasoned debate and criticism. They (liberals) defend their positions as a small child would. Their inability to rationalize anything must be very frustrating.

cajunpatriot on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

That picture on Drudge last night said it all. He knows. What Michelle says to him off camera must be a hoot.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I’m surprised she hasn’t sent him down to the gas station to get some cheetos.

The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know.
Michelle Obama

tom daschle concerned on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Fool in Chief

One thing I think Americans should be proud of: when Tunisians began to protest, this nation, me, my administration, stood with them earlier than just about any other country.”

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

CoffeeLover on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Brilliant minds think alike.

TXMomof3 on October 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

In other news, bears *hit in the woods.

College Prof on October 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

“No matter what happens Michelle and I will be fine”…based on absolutely nada.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

****************** POLL ALERT ************************

@washingtonpost tweeted:
washingtonpost
#BREAKINGNEWS: Romney at 49%, Obama at 48% in our national tracking poll http://t.co/CI4n9q46 via @PostPolls

20 mins ago from twitter.com by partner
===========================================

on October 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/23/post-abc-tracking-poll-romney-49-percent-obama-48/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

canopfor on October 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

That was pretty much the reaction from most (stupid) Americans, so no surprise.

Constantine on October 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM

More accurate

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Romney’s best statement of last night when he countered Obama’s apology that the US dictates to other countries, and Romney pointed out that we don’t; the US frees other people from dictators.

LASue on October 23, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Oh! I’ve got to disagree. I think the best statement was when Romney called out the rat-eared wonder for visiting all of our enemies and sometime allies but never managing to visit Israel. If that doesn’t score points among the Jewish vote, nothing will and they are hopelessly in the tank for the left despite the way Democrats take their vote for granted.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Also, one would expect him to know “ships that go underwater” have names like the Lusitania, the Titanic, and the Costa Concordia. Submarines are NOT called “ships.” They are BOATS. In naval parlance, ships and boats are NOT the same. German submarines were not referred to as U-ships. They were called U-boats.

Resist We Much on October 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Admiral Mahan would be very disappointed in our current CinC.

Special Forces Grunt on October 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Btw, I can’t take it anymore. What is with the “Bishop!” stuff that substitutes for the “First!” nonsense on other websites? Anyone care to explain?

Yeah, I’m new here.

happytobehere on October 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

There are a lot of posters here who don’t know and use “Bishop!” incorrectly. Give it time, you’ll figure it out.

And welcome to HA, the best in political commentary.

Jvette on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Ditto

CoffeeLover on October 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

It looks like Romney is starting to take on the air of inevitability and they are going to have to distance themselves from the ‘Won and done’ if they want any credibility after this election.

Corporal Tunnel on October 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Much too late for that. Much, much too late. Everyone knows the score now.

squint on October 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know.
Michelle Obama

tom daschle concerned on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Yep, us white folks are immune to slaughter down at the gas station. It all boils down to race with them. We’re are such a racist, oppressive country that they are sitting on the very top of the world in terms of power and prestige.

TXMomof3 on October 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

“No matter what happens Michelle and I will be fine”

As if anybody cares.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The Army started teaching Tomahawk Hatchet skills in 2010.Hatchets are a better kill weapon than a bayonet in close urban combat.You get more power with a chop than a stab.

docflash on October 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Admiral Mahan would be very disappointed in our current CinC.

Special Forces Grunt on October 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Actually ATM would probably bitch-slap the rat-eared wonder.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

our press is fully the equivalent of The Guardian or Le Monde..left-wingers. But, unlike the european press, not honest enough to say so.

and if romney wins, they’ll turn on him savagely, just like bush. Constructing new ‘rules’ of behavior for a President.

r keller on October 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

You’re eing to kind. The MSM is more like Pravda.

But the MSM is screwed and they know it. The dumbasses who made Valerie Plame out to be Joan of Arc to smear Boosh Admin – has decided to look the other way on Fast ‘n Furious and Benghazi- has blown their little wad of credibility on the Messiah.

Their double standard can and should be rebuked now. Hope President Romney Admin. does not give an inch to the NOW EXPOSED liberal agenda BIAS of the MEDIA.

FlaMurph on October 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Yeah, I’m new here.

happytobehere on October 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Short version – it’s part of the Kindergarten ‘Rules’ of HA.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

In other news, bears *hit in the woods.

College Prof on October 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

..whom do the *hit?

The War Planner on October 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Drat!

the=they

The War Planner on October 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Gibbs, Messina say Obama came up with ‘horses and bayonets’ zinger; Axelrod suggests someone else

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz2AA1aKH8K

CoffeeLover on October 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I gotta tell yeah, I watched a little bit of her show today and did a double take with the camera angle and that shirt Megyn was wearing..talk about looking HOT!

celt on October 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Admiral Mahan would be very disappointed in our current CinC.

Special Forces Grunt on October 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Yes, he would, as I am sure many that followed in his footsteps would.

Thank you for your service. :-)

Resist We Much on October 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Barky’s still pissed that Tommy Atkins stuck a few Mau-Mau with bayonets, lulz.

pseudonominus on October 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

There are a lot of posters here who don’t know and use “Bishop!” incorrectly. Give it time, you’ll figure it out.

And welcome to HA, the best in political commentary.

Jvette on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

From one who knows…is that a snowmobile I hear?

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know.- Michelle Obama

When exactly was the last time that the rat-eared wonder actually was at a gas station?

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Fix bayonets!

SailorMark on October 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM

“..why, are they broken?” — Obama, I is the CiC

The War Planner on October 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Mittmentum continues. Brand new ABC/WAPO poll, D+5 sample, has Mitt up 49-48. His first lead in that poll I believe.

TarheelBen on October 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my submarine lair. It’s long, hard and full of seamen corpsemen!

Puts pinky to cheek.

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

LOL … top shelf

OneFreeMan on October 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Tingles is at it again:

‘I would be one of the stars of the Democratic Party’ (if I’d run for Senate)

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/23/matthews-if-i-ran-for-senate-i-would-be-one-of-the-stars-of-the-democratic-party/

Resist We Much on October 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

RASMUSSEN: R 50% O 46%…
GALLUP: R 51% O 46%…

Drudge Headline

thanks TarheelBen

CoffeeLover on October 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Not a whole lot of Navy ships in southside Chicago.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

But they do has one of thems underwater ships…..

BobMbx on October 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Mittmentum continues. Brand new ABC/WAPO poll, D+5 sample, has Mitt up 49-48. His first lead in that poll I believe.

TarheelBen on October 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Atomic Reality.

Del Dolemonte on October 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

and I hate how the media covers for what Ocommie tries to push as reality…..LISTEN TO WHAT MITT SAYS JUG EARS!!!!!!!!!

Super Mitt SAID “THE NAVY says it needs 313 ships to carry out their mission”

Hello McFly ???

How does Hopey selectively decide NOT TO HEAR THAT OPENING STATEMENT–We all did.

And these dishonest journolistas lap it up like the hump dogs they are.

Super Mitt understands the needs and the position of the joint chiefs and top admin military people BETTER than Ozero does- Guaranteed-
and Mitt doesn’t even get INVITED TO INTELL briefings

As Panetta is on record as saying…… DEVASTATING
and I think Leon was truly being sublimlinal.

FlaMurph on October 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

The media hacks were busy blowing Barry. They do not have time to do their jobs

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-inflated-jobs-claim-184609682–politics.html

In a new TV ad, President Obama makes an inflated claim to have added 5.2 million new jobs. The total added during his time in office is actually about 325,000.

bayview on October 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Mittmentum continues. Brand new ABC/WAPO poll, D+5 sample, has Mitt up 49-48. His first lead in that poll I believe.

TarheelBen on October 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Well, that will all be undone by the million Muppet march and that Honey Boo Boo endorsement.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

One thing I think Americans should be proud of: when Tunisians began to protest, this nation, me, my administration, stood with them earlier than just about any other country.

Iranians, on the other hand, I was more than happy to watch be shot down in the streets.

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

“Maybe he went native” — Megyn

Watching the clip…Obama is a Punk in Chief. What a sorry land to have let this happen.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 5:57 PM

And to address the issue at hand:

Bayonets in service in 1916: 108,000
Bayonets in service in 2012: 330,000

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 5:57 PM

though it was incorrect on the merits.

In addition to bayonets, did anyone notice that a statue in NYC was recently unveiled and dedicated to the military in Afganistan? It was a statue of a soldier ON A HORSE. They used horses in the mountains in Afganistan, because they could go where vehicles could not.

So 0 was wrong on both counts.

iurockhead on October 23, 2012 at 5:57 PM

That was pretty much the reaction from most Americans, so no surprise.

Constantine on October 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM

As evidenced by Romney’s bump up in the “polls” today.

F-

Del Dolemonte on October 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

It was a good line and showed Obama’s experience against Romney’s simplistic child like grasp of the issues.

Faramir on October 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

It was a good line and showed Obama’s experience against Romney’s simplistic child like grasp of the issues.

Faramir on October 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

False. It showed Obama has NO grasp of the issues.

Bayonets in service in 1916: 108,000
Bayonets in service in 2012: 330,000

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

OT Check out Drudge- and then you will see what obama may be scared of- LOL!

AZgranny on October 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I hate to break it to the ‘smarter than everyone else, Obama cheerleading media’ but their champion was one-upped on Twitter last night by Drew Carey -

We wouldn’t have less horses and bayonets if blacksmiths and bayonet makers had a public union behind them. #debate

Having said that, the fat lady hasn’t sung yet anf I put nothing past the socialist administration who have shown repeatedly their disdain for both the Constitution and the rule of law. Keep your powder dry.

ghostwalker1 on October 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

All I can say is that it’s nearly impossible for for a Republican (not even Reagan)to be judged the “winner” of these debates because of the doubled loaded dice of the MSM and biased moderators-although in the last debate it was more Romney’s caution than a biased moderator that gave Obama style points.

I think I understand Romney’s caution–better to protect a narrow over all lead than to ruin it all with a disastrous gaffe. And there certainly were plenty of gaffe-traps being laid by Team Obama in ‘foreign policy’ where the appellation ‘war monger’ has devastated other Republican hopefuls.The suggestion of a “mad man” with an “itchy trigger finger” can send voters into a panic-and, more importantly, to conveniently forget disastrous Democratic stewardship.

The policy of caution, however, does have some negatives. You have preserved your two point lead but a more aggressive, attacking approach could have given you a five point lead.In the next two weeks a major gaffe by Romney or his staff (ROMNEY CAMPAIGN MANAGER HAS AFFAIR WITH UNDERAGE GIRL)–only a theoretical example–can put Team Obama within field goal range to squeak it out.

MaiDee on October 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Resist We Much on October 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

<3 <3 <3

29Victor on October 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Tingles is at it again:

‘I would be one of the stars of the Democratic Party’ (if I’d run for Senate)

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/23/matthews-if-i-ran-for-senate-i-would-be-one-of-the-stars-of-the-democratic-party/

Resist We Much on October 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

That’s probably one of the few things he’s said lately that is actually grounded in reality. What’s really sad is that he thought it was a self-compliment. What it really means is that he is stupid, vicious, mendacious, and corrupt enough to fit in perfectly among that band of lying fascist crooks.

OneFreeMan on October 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM

It was a good line and showed Obama’s experience against Romney’s simplistic child like grasp of the issues.

Faramir on October 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Your every word of drivel does great disservice to the Tolkien name you use. Faramir was a character of well…great character. You…not so much. I posit that your grasp is lacking.

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

From one who knows…is that a snowmobile I hear?

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

And you also know, I learned my lesson.

Did you miss me giving proper respect to the master last week?

Of course, if it snows in Vegas I will be especially alert.

Jvette on October 23, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Obama just doesn’t get what the Navy is all about. If you have a strong Navy, you cannot be invaded. Another country may have a strong army, but if they cannot transport them or transport supplies, it makes no difference. With a strong Navy, you can plant aircraft and ships in places where you have no bases.

If on the other hand, the U.S. has a weak navy, the game theoretic incentives change. Adversaries realize that the U.S. may not decide to step in if you attack their allies, local, regional arms races take off, and the world becomes, paradoxically, less safe than before.

Obama does not understand game theory, the power of deterrence and military might.

cep on October 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

It’s unbelievable that the Commander in Chief does not know that our military uses bayonets, nor that a submarine is a “boat,” not a ship.

jintrabar on October 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

cep on October 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

It’s not even just that. It’s power projection. Liberals hate bombing anyone for anything, ever.

Sometimes, just parking a carrier off the coast of uppity nation X is enough to get them to quit rattling the sabre.

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

That’s the same guy who let loose last night, in the midst of a debate that was ostensibly about how many people we are going to kill over the next four years and under what circumstances, this little nugget: “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”

That’s a middling joke. It should by no means be coming from the president of the United States, let alone one who promised to put away childish things. It’s a dumb “zinger,” transparently crafted to appeal to the Mark Halperins and Politicos of the world.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

It’s unbelievable that the Commander in Chief does not know that our military uses bayonets, nor that a submarine is a “boat,” not a ship.

jintrabar on October 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Only if you have been living under a rock for the past four years.

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

“The nation…me…”

I like it better in the original French.

ManlyRash on October 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

That’s the same guy who let loose last night, in the midst of a debate that was ostensibly about how many people we are going to kill over the next four years and under what circumstances, this little nugget: “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”

Romney: We’ll trade it straight up for the 1980s economy.

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM

It’s not just that joke. Obama has taken to using “Romnesia” to describe Romney’s inability or unwillingness to hew to a policy position for more than two weeks. “He’s forgetting what his own positions are, and he’s betting that you will, too,” Obama said at a rally in Virginia last week. “We’ve got to name this condition that he’s going through. I think it’s called ‘Romnesia.’” Today, summing up the debate, Obama called Romney’s performance “at least Stage 3 Romnesia.”

This is very, very dumb. Maybe “Romnesia” is a funny, handy term that usefully carries an important anti-Romney message. But even if it is, it is just too juvenile and jokey to be coming from the president. He shouldn’t be making jokes based on his opponent’s name. That’s what vice presidents are for. Put it in John Kerry’s mouth. He’ll say anything.

But when Obama says it, it comes off as unserious and jocular. It’s the kind of joke that, had a speechwriter proposed it four years ago, 2008 Obama would have smirked at and said, “OK guys, let’s get down to work.” The term, it bears noting, was apparently coined on Twitter by a guy going by the name of @breakingnuts. This is not how you put away childish things.

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

“Most Americans” are not like you and your tops in your Castro district leather den.
HTH
tom daschle concerned on October 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Taking the opportunity to display your stupidity and your homophobia in one shot! Kudos!

Constantine on October 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Romney: We’ll trade it straight up for the 1980s economy.

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM

LOL
Also, the late 1970′s called, they want their Jimmy Carter Economy back…

Strike Hornet on October 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Strike Hornet on October 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

What I would have given to watch that shoot past Romney’s teeth and into Obama’s glass jaw…

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM

That the Obama camp is even talking about losing Ohio is a stunning turn of events.

No wonder, then, that Romney seemed like the man who was winning last night. When he spoke, you thought “energy in the executive.” When Obama spoke, the words that came to mind were “fatigue,” “apathy,” “frustration.” In his closing statement the president was clearly rattled, lamely reciting talking points we’ve heard too often before, not even pretending to care about what he was saying — simply wanting it to be over. It was as though a light had gone out. Was he disconcerted by the smoothness of Romney’s performance? Or is his campaign’s internal polling in Ohio less pretty than his people are letting on?

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Taking the opportunity to display your stupidity and your homophobia in one shot! Kudos!

Constantine on October 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

As opposed to the way you post here strictly to insult Conservatives?

If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen, child.

kingsjester on October 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Jvette on October 23, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Of course I’d never dare…sober

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

It’s unbelievable that the Commander in Chief does not know that our military uses bayonets, nor that a submarine is a “boat,” not a ship.

jintrabar on October 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Not with this CinC.

Jvette on October 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

“The nation…me…”

I like it better in the original French.

ManlyRash on October 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

ROFL!

Did notice Moochelle on the column base?
Double ROFL!

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Sullivan’s going full anti mormon on twitter. Pathetic douche.

wargamer6 on October 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Not a whole lot of Navy ships in southside Chicago.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

But they do has one of thems underwater ships…..

BobMbx on October 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Lots of underwater activity at little Bammie’s Man’s Country bathhouse though.

slickwillie2001 on October 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM

OT: Just read the article on Drudge about the October surprise that Trump has. Supposedly he dug up a copy of divorce papers that were drawn up for Barack and Michele during a period of time they had some problems. I hope Trump DOES NOT go with this, because I think it might humanize them and generate more sympathy for the Obamas than anything else. I mean, in this day and age, it’s pretty rare for any couple to NOT have problems at one time or another.

TarheelBen on October 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM

53 million! That’s a lot of people. So much for the dumb American meme. They obviously care.

PattyJ on October 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM

“No matter what happens Michelle and I will be fine”

As if anybody cares.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Yeah, maybe the Obama’s will finally get that divorce.
Can you imagine these two losers hanging out together – for the rest of their miserable lives???

redguy on October 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Actually ATM would probably bitch-slap the rat-eared wonder.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

McArthur sure as heck would have.

chewmeister on October 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Gee, for people who think their guy won the debate, the whining continues unabated.

The President used the “horses” remark to school Romney on the requirements of a modern military force. Mitt made a stupid attempt to zing the President, and Obama rightfully smacked him down. Did you think this was the first debate all over again?

What a bunch of crybabies you rightists are!

chumpThreads on October 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

OT: Just read the article on Drudge about the October surprise that Trump has. Supposedly he dug up a copy of divorce papers that were drawn up for Barack and Michele during a period of time they had some problems. I hope Trump DOES NOT go with this, because I think it might humanize them and generate more sympathy for the Obamas than anything else. I mean, in this day and age, it’s pretty rare for any couple to NOT have problems at one time or another.

TarheelBen on October 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Maybe it’s too reveal where Obama was really born???

redguy on October 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

His comment was idiotic. It insulted the intelligence of every American.

Does Obama know that the rest of the world isn’t still living like it’s 1917 either? Like.. other nations are also building “boats with planes that come down on them and boats that go underwater called submarines?” That some of these nations building the boats aren’t always exactly our friends? Does he realize this? And that while he’s decimating our military some of these nations are expanding their “boats that go underwater and boats that have planes go down on them?” Does he realize that no matter how wonderful these “boats” of ours are.. they can’t be in 16 freaking places at once? Does he understand that? That the rest of the world is building lots of boats just like our too and that if you need more of these “boats that have planes going down on them” it takes years to build them! You can’t just order them up like fries and a chili dog? Does he realize that?

JellyToast on October 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

chumpThreads on October 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

And the part about bayonets?

chewmeister on October 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Can you imagine these two losers hanging out together – for the rest of their miserable lives???

redguy on October 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM

In a 9 x 5 cell…yes I can.

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Gee, for people who think their guy won the debate, the whining continues unabated.

The President used the “horses” remark to school Romney on the requirements of a modern military force. Mitt made a stupid attempt to zing the President, and Obama rightfully smacked him down. Did you think this was the first debate all over again?

What a bunch of crybabies you rightists are!

chumpThreads on October 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

You lefty’s don’t get it….our Navy is now stretched to the breaking point.
Deployments are getting longer & longer. China & Russia and building like mad.
The earth is 70% water and we need the ability to cover more of it….not less.
China has it’s eye on Taiwan and then Japan and then Hawaii…..

redguy on October 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Maybe it’s too reveal where Obama was really born???

redguy on October 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Maybe so. If it’s just problems with their marriage though, I don’t think Trump should go with it.

TarheelBen on October 23, 2012 at 6:31 PM

chumpThreads on October 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

What a fool you are!

Schadenfreude on October 23, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Of course I’d never dare…sober

OTTO on October 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

LOL

Jvette on October 23, 2012 at 6:31 PM

chumpThreads on October 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

And the part about bayonets?

chewmeister on October 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Oh. That part was provably false. That’s why Obama voters just don’t address it.

Washington Nearsider on October 23, 2012 at 6:32 PM

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