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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Second Presidential Debate: President Obama Comes Roaring Back, Wipes Up the Floor with Mitt Romney

Two days before the first presidential debate, I did this tongue-in-cheek post about Obama getting trounced by Mitt Romney.  Mostly, it was supposed to be a sick joke; and partially, it was a warning against the growing complacency and Hubris among liberal pundits.

In any case, it was NOT supposed to be a prediction.  Unfortunately…

But now, I’ve become aware of this newfound power to shape the future just by writing about it.  Therefore:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


We were all hoping that President Obama would come back swinging, and Did He Ever.

Was Obama really going to let Romney get away with his constant morphing and shape-shifting on taxes, coverage for pre-existing conditions, banning abortion, eliminating all regulations so we can unshackle the “Job Creators?”  Was Mitt Romney really going to pull off this magical transformation from Gordon Gekko to Ward Cleaver?

In a word:  Fuck NO.

Last night we saw President Barack Obama at his best:  Not feisty or confrontational, but very articulate, quick-witted, and ready and able to raise a red flag every time Romney contradicted himself.

Again and again, Mitt Romney squirmed and writhed under the spotlight.  His claims of energy independence, based on a house-of-cards “study,” his five trillion dollar tax cut that he pretended not to know about:  Step by step, Mitt Romney was Melting Down.

Everybody’s favorite Romney meltdown occurred when Romney was asked to explain what he meant by his infamous “47%” comment, especially the part about “it’s not my job to worry about those people.”

It wasn’t pretty.  “R2D2 with a dead battery” was how somebody at NBC described Romney’s reaction.

In other words, President Obama came back swinging, and saved his career — and the country.  Obama has surged ahead in the polls, and it looks like the Senate will increase its Democratic majority.

But remember now — Don’t get complacent.


Anonymous Jess said...

LOL and when this happens we will have the right wing foaming at the mouth about angry black man comes to debate. Bamz hands Robme his ass this time is my guess, unless Mitt decides he will reinvent hisself one more time so Bamz is on his toes the whole debate. It has to be infuriating not to be able to call a liar a liar when it is necessary. Suppose this, among other things, is why I will never be elected to any office.

October 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

We know what the empty suit Raw Money will say about the 47%. He'll tell us all about it once he gets elected. And I'm with Jess, nobody would vote for me either.

October 15, 2012 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

Geez, Tom. Be careful. With great power comes great responsibility!

October 15, 2012 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

LOL, great post. And may you affect the outcome again, this time for the better.

One thing I want Obama to make clear is that, ultimately, what Romney offers will be bad for 100 percent. A bunch in the 1 percent just think they will be better off if we go all the way to neofeudalism. They won't like the uprisings and revolutions that will inevitably ensue one damned bit, though. They need to be saved from their own greed and selfishness, along with the rest of us.

October 15, 2012 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Go Obama!

October 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

hope he looks as natural as Biden

October 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: I'm sure Robme will morph and shape-shift with every question. Obama needs to be prepared for this, because Robme's shape-shifting is how he "won" the first debate.

Demeur: He'll say he loves the 47% while he's campaigning; then when he gets elected he'll stab them in the back.

Jim: Responsibility? MWAAAHAAHAAHAAHAA.

SW: You're right about Romney being bad for all of us, including the 99%. I hope Obama can make this crystal clear.

Snave: Amen.

October 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Well Tom, I think you will get your wish for who won this round. Bamz is kicking some ass and Robme just got pwned more than once for being a liar. The audience even laughing at Robme was a nice touch.

October 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: You're not part of Romney's "binder full of women" are you :)

October 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@Tom, why yes yes I am in someone's binder. I'm too busy right now, what with deciding what I should cook for dinner for hubby when he gets home and should I wear high heels and pearls while cleaning, or dare I say it, should I just wear sweatpants. Decisions, decisions that perhaps are better left to teh menz in my life, in case I get a headache thinking about it. So all you menz here, feel free to tell me what I should be thinking so I don't tax my pretty little head about anything.

October 17, 2012 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger The car man said...

Obama never has and never will have the style Mitt Romney does--3 total lies Romney pinned him!! lol well you have investments in china also---but but but but but but this is not the subject!! lolol Oil exploration he again pinned him!! lol an libya took the cake--you can tell obama went to Harvard under affirmative action!! lol

October 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM  

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