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.

Thanks for the read.

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