Revealing First Debate Shows The Cracks In POTUS
Last night we watched the debate coverage on MSNBC. Why? Well, aside from the obvious comic elements involved (Rachel Maddow, ‘Rev’ Al Sharpton), my sick curiosity got the better of me. How will Chris ‘Thrill Up His Leg’ Matthews react? Oh, I could not have ordered up a better result!
For those of you who missed it, Chrissie had a bona fide conniption fit. Clearly, the thrill up the leg has turned into an all-out Charley Horse. Bullhorn Sharpton, as if you couldn’t guess, threw down the race card and Rachel ‘Madcow’ Maddow was just as lackluster as ever. Nice show, all in all. As for the debate itself, Obama could not have look more lost and impotent if he tried. As I’ve said before, when you take him off script, away from the teleprompter, he cannot string together a coherent, impressive sentence. Mitt Romney delivered what we here in Texas like to call a good old-fashioned ass whoopin’!
Governor Romney looked cool, collected and well versed. By contrast, Obama looked like he’d just stepped in a great, big pile of horse manure, barefooted. He looked sickly. I guess that diet plan of Michelle’s is too low on protein. It was like watching Joe Louis in the ring with Pee Wee Herman. It was a bloodletting. Absolutely, no contest whatsoever. Obama's jaw was tight, he was angry because his actions are indefensible. I showed up for classes back in college hung over and was more engaged than he was last night. After his “debate prep is a drag” quip the other day, one would have thought he would be cramming as though this were his spring finals at Columbia. But why should he have to? He is, after all the President of the United States. Shouldn’t he already have answers? Shouldn’t he already be prepared? Isn’t that part of the POTUS’ job?
Democratic talking head James Carville, former Clinton strategist, said “…Romney brought a chainsaw!” Yeah, and then some, James! Former Vice President Al “The Bore” Gore droned on during post-debate coverage on Current TV (yes, hard to believe, but apparently 17 viewers are enough to keep this joke on the air) that ‘altitude’ played a role in Obama’s poor debate performance. I kid you not; he actually said that. But after all, Gore is a climate expert and he did invent the internet. I ‘bout ruptured a cheek on that one.
Remember how AARP gushed over Obamacare two years ago? Obama outkicked his coverage with them. The love fest has ended. Obama invoked the acronym during Wednesday’s debate and apparently it did not set well with AARP brass. They’ve ever so politely asked the president to not do that again. AARP Vice President John Hishta issued a statement that included:
"While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party."
Hmm…that didn’t seem to make a bit of difference when the organization was practically slobbering all over BHO, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid before the passage of Obama’s Grotesque Tax. AARP leads the market with seniors buying so-called ‘medigap’ insurance, with over 30 percent of the market. Obamacare means a big payday for them. Well, it did. The writing is on the wall and they know it. Time to get back in the good graces of republicans, one well-crafted statement at a time, ***wink wink***.
All in all, this was Romney’s show. Obama struggled for answers, even when it came to his most prized accomplishment, Obamacare. Next week, it’s Paul Ryan’s turn to hand Joe Biden his butt. Biden just does not know when to shut up. Good for us, bad for them, it is. But you’d think somebody in the White House could get a handle on Biden. He opens mouth, inserts both feet and keeps right on chompin’. Not a bright man. His gaffes are the gift that keeps on giving. I don’t know that if I were Paul Ryan that I could get through this debate with a straight face. It’s just too easy. Biden better hope Obamacare covers adult diapers. He really needs to be wearing one next week when he steps up to that podium.