October 23, 2012

Obama's Debate Pals: Me, Myself and I

President Obama brought his BFFs to the debate last night: his ego, his id and whatever is left of his preconscience.


Meanwhile, Governor Romney maintained his usual superior position taking Obama's insults and snide comments with good humor. I would have been tempted to slap someone when he insulted me as Mr. Obama had as he condescendingly cracked about the "new" Navy, informing the Governor that we don't use bayonets anymore. Of course, stupid Barack, bayonets are still used; but a quick study couldn't have picked up that little detail. And as far as those boats that go under the water? What a snotty, belittling response from the incumbent in a presidential setting. It wasn't clever; it was petty.

Regardless of the bullying manner from the president, Mr. Romney was able to clearly show how President Obama's feckless middle east policies have unraveled throughout the region. Naturally, just as Jimmie Carter did, he sits on his "accomplishments" in that part of the world as if they have worked! It fascinates me to see this corporate denial in action on the public stage;  however, such is part of the progressive response--exalting acts to be greater than they actually are--and minimizing their faults and moving on when they are in trouble. As if nothing really ever happened. That's why none of these people ever resign from anything. Usually. They have to pried out with a legislative crowbar.

Speaking of the disaster at Benghazi in which our four Americans were slaughtered because there was not a sufficient security force surrounding our embassy there, Romney preempted Obama by bringing the subject up first and basically voting "present," declining to speak forcefully on the matter. Because of this, Obama, on the other hand, couldn't attack the Governor. Excellent tactic for Mitt. Enough's been said anyway.

Along the way, the Governor presented a general four-point plan for assisting the middle east: economic development, better education, gender equality and rule of law.  He added that "We can't kill our way out of this mess..." Independents and most Republicans who are tired of war love hearing this. Those who worry about leaving Afghanistan too early did not get what they wanted last night from either candidate.

Governor Romney also got his licks in about Putin and Obama's unfortunate hot mic moment in which the President of the United States cozies up to the Premier of Russia, Medvedev and secretly, warm hand on his arm, whispers (paraphrased), "Tell Vlad that after my re-election, I'll have all kinds of latitude to do what I want." Mitt knows when to bring up these tidbits.

After more debate on Israeli relations, Pakistan, military spending, sequestration (President Obama actually promised it would NOT happen), and him trying to make sense of his administration's Iran policy (talking, talking, talking), the subject which seems to matter most is the following according to Governor Romney (and a way out of the middle east):
  1. North American energy independence
  2. Increase trade, especially in South America
  3. Training programs and schools that put kids first
  4. Balance budgets
  5. Champion small businesses (2/3rds of our jobs come from small businesses)
So. The choice is absolutely clear.

I won't be voting for Me, Myself or I.

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October 5, 2012

Obama brings knife to gun fight

I've always said if you get President Obama mad, you'll win the debate. It is a hallmark of a spoiled child: he gets angry easily if he doesn't get his way or if something goes wrong.

That's what Governor Mitt Romney accomplished Wednesday night when he eviscerated the president's rebuttals and empty explanations of his administration's failed policies. He got under the man's skin and exposed him for the first time publically.

Romney realizes it's that very temperment--that seething arrogance--that has helped put our nation in the impossible bind we find ourselves. We now are reminded when we see old 2002 videos of his early orations of black liberation theology, Reverand Wright included, in which Obama propounds his views of America as the white bitch that she is.

The anger which the president manifests in such screeds are accompanied with black y'all southern speak, which  further indicates the shallow nature of this man, always pandering to the crowd, always just loving the one he's with.

Wednesday night was the beginning of the undoing of the small, inexperienced man with the big ego and little real life knowledge--the man who calls Iran background art, and our allies simply art. He is a man who looks at our nation as a hanger on to the old ways, something he consideres archaic and inappropriate in his new world view, something to snort and sneer at. Something to defeat and transform into something most of us really do not want once we've seen what it is, having been delivered by the banjo strumming president.

The next three debates--two presidential and one vice-presidential--should provide even more insight into the regime that is running and ruining our lives. As importantly, we look forward to cogent, realistic policy from a changed Republican party who has come to know what the priorities are facing our nation. I believe we have the opportunity to finally elect a candidiate we can feel enthusiastic about and trust enough to tell us his truth, as well as our own. The left in this country has defined the Republicans for far too long, so much that it's really difficult for the non-politically inclined to recognize the right, middle or left of the GOP.

The prepared and aggressive Mitt Romney went a long way in telling us who he is and many times, reminding Obama that he was not the man the tenacious, fibbing president insisted he was. It became amusing after a while: Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes? Even more amusing is that the president continued the next day by saying the real Mitt Romney did not show up on Wednesday night.

But then, being a Democrat is never having to say you're sorry...or wrong...or off base...or have lied...or have misled....or that you're really angry...

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