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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:22 PM

Obama Mocks Mitt Romney: 'Thank Goodness Someone Is Finally Getting Tough On Big Bird'

Source: Business Insider




DENVER President Barack Obama was back on message this morning, attacking his opponent Mitt Romney in a way he was not able to do during last night's debate.

"When he was asked what programs he would cut, the only thing he mentioned was public television," Obama said. "Thank goodness someone is getting tough on Big Bird."

Then, responding to someone in the audience, he laughed and said, "Elmo too."

It was a very different version of Obama than the one that appeared on stage here last night, when he struggled to compete against Romney's dominant performance.

Speaking to supporters at an outdoor rally in Denver this morning, Obama seemed content to dismiss last night's upset as a big fluke.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-romney-debate-big-bird-debate-pbs-2012-10

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Reply Obama Mocks Mitt Romney: 'Thank Goodness Someone Is Finally Getting Tough On Big Bird' (Original post)
trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
rocktivity Oct 2012 #1
russspeakeasy Oct 2012 #3
politicaljack78 Oct 2012 #13
woodsprite Oct 2012 #19
MADem Oct 2012 #2
Hassin Bin Sober Oct 2012 #4
MADem Oct 2012 #5
littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #6
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #7
tosh Oct 2012 #8
monmouth Oct 2012 #10
Mnpaul Oct 2012 #9
ellie50 Oct 2012 #11
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #12
StarryNite Oct 2012 #14
hexola Oct 2012 #15
Quantess Oct 2012 #18
Tanelorn Oct 2012 #22
Heather MC Oct 2012 #16
24601 Oct 2012 #20
CBHagman Oct 2012 #17
Tanelorn Oct 2012 #21

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:33 PM

1. No fluke -- I think Obama had an ulterior motive

Let Mitt be Mitt -- at which he succeeded beautifully.

I think he intentionally gave Mitt the spotlight, where his policies (and personality) could receive full view of the public. Heck, the press was going to find any excuse to give him the victory anyway. I think he'll come out swinging in Round 2.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:35 PM

3. I think you misspelled "fluke".

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:25 PM

13. You're on the right trail.

It was political genius on display last night.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:28 PM

19. I think you're right. He did it knowing that if Mitt feels confident he can take an inch,

then he'll become overconfident, over-reach and go for a mile. I think that's what happened. Romney was almost giddy at some points last night.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:34 PM

2. And THAT's what I'm talking about!!!! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:35 PM

4. That's exactly what I planned to write when I opened this thread. LOL

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:39 PM

5. Great minds! nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:42 PM

6. Thank you

for this post. LMSP

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:45 PM

7. He's back!!!!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:50 PM

8. O draws his energy from the "smallfolk"

who are Kryptonite to his opponent.

As a sidenote, I must take issue with the writer's assertion that he "struggled to compete". If he struggled at all, he struggled to restrain himself.

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Response to tosh (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:58 PM

10. I noticed a smile a couple of times while he was looking down at notes. I loved it and knew

exactly what he was doing. Allowing Mitt to crawl way out on that limb.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:58 PM

9. He just gave Mitt the big bird

Mitt's words come back to haunt him again

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:00 PM

11. Chickenhawk slays Big Bird

Obama got bin Laden. What irony that Vietnam era chickenhawk Mitt will be known for his hit on Big Bird.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:15 PM

12. Well the attack on Big Bird + the falsehoods will lead the post debate debate.

And that means a lot of people who didn't watch the debate are going to have a negative reaction to Romney. This is also true of some who watched the debate and thought Romney won. People don't like to be fooled.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:34 PM

14. Now that's my president!

So glad to see this!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:44 PM

15. Jerkstore...JERKSTORE!!!

For sure a few jerkstore moments last night...

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Response to hexola (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:43 PM

18. Thanks!

I had never seen that episode.

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Response to hexola (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:21 PM

22. Once again I follow a link and spend the next half hour watching reruns

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:14 PM

16. I wish he had said that last night

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:35 PM

20. That would mean he came up with the line himself. Candidates, and probably not just President Obama

have lines scripted by professional writers & loaded onto teleprompters. When they go off the approved script, it shows up as a gaffe.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:31 PM

17. The crowd was great.

Good comic timing and all.

Now we've got to deploy that against spoiled boy M.R. and his minions.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:13 PM

21. Last night was Rmoney's best shot. He fired....meh

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