Thursday, October 4, 2012

I Could Almost Get Hopeful About November

Even in California, Romney was perceived as the winner, and by a large margin.  From October 3, 2012 CBS San Francisco:

Even more importantly — particularly in what is considered a ‘Blue’ state, where not surprisingly significantly more Democrats watched the debate than Republicans — it was striking that 48% thought Romney was the clear winner.
That’s according to aKPIX-TV CBS 5 poll taken right after the debate, which found only 34% of Golden State debate watchers actually believed Obama won.
Even better: the New York Times referred to his performance as "President Xanax."

What do you expect?  Obama can't talk without a teleprompter, because he lacks a decent education and any intelligence.  Beating McCain in the debate in 2008 wasn't much of a challenge.  Here he came up against someone with considerable skill and intelligence, and splat!  Even the left is admitting that their guy blew it.  Amazing!  The Lightworker isn't all that good!

I admit that debate skills aren't the only basis for deciding who should be President of the United States.  Other skills matter, such as the ability to write and pass a budget.  (Whoops!  Failed that four years in a row now, even when two of those years involved Democratic majorities in both houses.)  The ability to manage foreign policy competently.  (Whoops!)  The ability to enforce the laws fairly and impartially.  (Whoops!)  The ability to make progress on unemployment.  (Beyond whoops!)

Is there anything Obama can point to as a success, besides passing Obamacare, a law that a majority of Americans want to see either repealed in full or repealed in part?


  1. "The Faceplant Heard Round the World"

    Provides wide perspective on last nights failure by Obama.

  2. His marriage to Michelle Robinson.


  3. The survival of General Motors and Chrysler. (Tonight I heard a retired USAF pilot speak. He mentioned the F-104 "Thunderchief", and said it was proof that with a big enough engine, anything can fly. GM is proof that with enough taxpayer money, any corporation can be kept in business.)

    The death of Osama bin Laden. (Though I understand he had to ask three times before Valerie Jarrett let him give the order.)

  4. Minicapt: yeah, but, well, read this really good essay by David "Spengler" Goldman on how "Obama's women reveal his secret". One line to whet your appetite:

    "Never underestimate the influence of a wife who bitch-slaps her husband in public."

    And while I'm at it: Michelle's crusade against school lunches that children will eat, pushed through the Congress during the 2010 lame duck session, could easily cost her husband the election.

    Reminds me of Lady Bird Johnson's crusade against private signs on Interstate highways. Whatever its merits, that actually put my father out of a job....