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Broncos Win Big — Show Their Grit – 34-14 Over The Saints!

By Frank Byronn Glenn -- Tonight is the test to see if the comeback against San Diego Charges was a turning point in the Broncos season.  A classic Drew Brees vs Peyton Manning battle.  My bet is Peyton will pick the Saints defense apart more than Brees will succeed against the Broncos “D”.  If I were Jack Del Rio and John Fox — this would be the game where I unleashed the Denver defense on Drew Brees.  I think Denver’s pressure with Von Miller, Elvis Dumervil and Derek Wolfe relentlessly will turn the game Denver’s way.  No matter what happens, I think it’s time Denver’s defense plays like it did in the 1997 season — gambling – blitzing — with the quarterback scoring quickly to get points back if you got burned.

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1st Quarter

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1st offensive possession — Saints go three and out, with an incomplete pass, a run, and an incomplete pass.   Broncos take over on 32 yard line.  First Offensive series.

Broncos go three and out, with a run, two incomplete passes, a defensive pass interference and offensive holding on Orlando Franklin – replay third down.  Vilma pressure forces hasty throw incomplete by Manning.   Colquitt punts.

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New Orleans got first first down at their own 44yd line.  Derek Wolfe strips the ball, but Dumervil was off-sides. 1st and 5 for Saints.  Saints mysteriously run play clock down to nothing and have to waste a time out.

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Saints get their time-out back. Mark  Ingram can’t turn the corner on a sweep right.  Von Miller tackles Darren Sproel in backfield.  3rd and 8 — Sproels wide left.  Long incomplete pass and Saints must punt.

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Denver’s 3rd offensive possession of the game – and they get the ball on the 2 or 3 yard line.  Work cut out for Manning.  Long pass to Thomas and solid running by Magahee — result in a score by Broncos.

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Saints go three and out, with a sack and fumble forced by Wesley Woodyard, and Denver gets the ball on the NO 46.  Denver on NO 43, after pass to Virgil Green. Magahee fumbles and NO recovers.  Brees throw to Colston for 1st down.  NO threatening from the Denver end of the field as 1st quarter ends.  Good pressure by Broncos, but Brees moves a la Aaron Rodgers and completes critical plays.  Denver’s fumble probably cost them 6, for sure 3.

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2d Quarter  – Saints score on the first play of the 2d quarter on a Brees throw to Darren Sproles. 7-7 quickly in the 2d quarter.  Denver cannot seem to recover fumbles by either team even though they are all over them fairly frequently.

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Brandon Stokely for 16 yards. Mcgahee gets trapped in backfield but spins free and makes plus yards of 4. 2 and 6. Toss to Decker for 2, 3rd and 2.  Ronnie Hillman(21) does not make the first down on 3rd and 2.  Britton Colquit punts into the end-zone – for a touchback. NO ball on their 20.

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Saints ball on the twenty, 1st and 10.  Mark Ingrahm up the middle for 3.  2d and 7.  D. Sproles picked up 1st down on short pass. 1st and 10 fir NO.  Sproles lost 3 on 1st down. 2d and 13.  Jimmy Graham picks up 1st down.  Thomas picks up 8, upended by Champ Baily.  2d and 2.  Pass play to Roby ruled a completion, but clearly hit the ground, so will probably be over-turned. So it will most likely be 3rd and 2 on the the Denver 47.   Time for pressure. Game still locked in a 7-7 tie. Incomplete pass, 4th and 2, Saints line up as if they are going to go for it.  They go for it and Wesley Woodyard intercepts the pass.

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Broncos ball, 1st down on their 44.  First play long pass to Thomas for 34 yds.  Mcgahee runs for 1st down, but holding call makes it 1st and 17.  Broncos turn 1st and 17 into first down, on holding penalty on Saints.  Ronnie Hillman runs for 7. 2d and three.  Hillman makes the 1st down, fumbles but after he was down.  1st down on No 13.  E. Decker for toughd0wn.  Denver 14-7. Denver scores in 2 minutes and 17 seconds

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Saints ball with 6:43 left in the half.  Touchback, Saints ball at their 20 yard line. Incomplete pass on 1st down.  2 and 10 at 6:39.  Brees throws for 15 yards and a 1st down to Marques Colston. 1st down.  Sproles runs to 42 of Denver. 2 and 5.  Jump pass to Graham, stopped by Woodyard. 3rd and 11, Brees throws long, incomplete. 4 and 11, Saints punt to the 13 out of bounds at 4:24

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Broncos ball, 1st and 10 at the 13 yard line.  Mcgahee turns a 2nd and 2 into a 1st down with extra-effort and shifty moves. Hillman reverses field and makes 3 yards when a loss seemed likely, 3 and 7.  Incomplete pass, 3:26 left, 3rd and 7.  Manning to Decker for 24 and 1st down.  W.M goes for 5 on 1st down. W Mcgahee first down at the 30.  Another 1st down to the 20. Hillman runs for 3 with 1:06 left.  2d and 7. Ball was tipped, Broncos have to go for a FG.  Broncos kick the FG, go up 17-7 as the first half ends.

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Saints only score came on a short field left them by Willis Mcgahee’s fumble.  De ja vu!  Hope they quit giving teams that don’t need it extra help.

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2d Half – Broncos ball.  Broncos continue to roll on offense and defense and win 34-14 over Saints.

 

Paul Ryan Calls Rape “Just Another Method of Conception”!

By Bifford Caulfied — The Romney campaign has worked hard to hide who Paul Ryan is from the American people.  When asked about controversial positions, he has simply said that the campaign is not about what he, Paul Ryan, believes — but what Mitt Romney believes.  Despite the big thrill that coming from the position of a guy is who a reputed “go to” guy, but who has gotten two of his bills passed into law in 12 years (one of which was to rename a Post Office) —  it still must have been a little galling to concede every policy position that you have taken in Congress as a matter of principle to try to protect the hidden identity of the Presidential candidate you are running for office with.

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So yesterday, when Paul Ryan was asked directly if he thought the un-wanted child of a rape was the will of God, he had just about had it.  My position has never waivered, he said.  I am pro-life.  And pro-life is my position regardless of the method of conception.  Rape — a method of conception.  That’s like calling murder — a method of passing away.

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Either the education system in this country has rapidly gotten a lot worse — or the average IQ of Congressional members has in-explicitly plunged.  So many of the so-called “party gurus” can’t seem to talk themselves out of a wet paper bag that it makes you wonder how we even have a functoning government after all these years.   Well — come to think of it — maybe that’s why we haven’t had a “functioning” government these last few years.

Romney Continues His String of “Boo-Boos on the Campaign Trail!

By Frank Byronn Glenn – Poor Mitt Romney continues his bewildering angst-ridden relationship with the truth.  I am beginning to think that his campaign handlers must just be throwing crap against the wall and trying to create anti-Obama chatter in any way they can.  But it does look a little desperate!

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Today Romney attributed t0 “something I read somewhere” — a story that Chrysler was closing its jeep plants in Ohio and moving them all to China — and followed the remark up with something like “that is an Obama” economic revival for you.

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The story, which was quickly denounced and denied by Chrysler itself, was actually originally a story talking about the 1000 or so new employees it was hiring in Ohio and another 1000 or so the company was going to hire in near-by Michigan.  The mention of China in the story was actually a part of the story which also mentioned that demand for Jeeps in China had grown so strong that they were also planning a Jeep plant in China to meet that demand.  All good news – right?  But Mitt had apparently found — or been handed — an extreme right wing blog article from the Washington Examiner — and simply went out before thousands of people at a nationally televised campaign speech and told the story as if it was fact.  Once again — a perilous absence of considered judgment and a steady hand that you would hope to have from the leader that you voted to put in charge of the countries well-fare and sent to the White House.  You wonder if Romney knew it — and said what the hell and ran with it because it re-enforced the message he wanted to convey about Obama.  Or did his handlers read it, tell Mitt about it and tell him to just say he “read it somewhere”, which would not — in and of itself — be a flagrant lie.  Either way, though, it makes you uneasy when you think a moment or two about the internal processes that led to it being mentioned as if it was true.  Not very Presidential, for sure!

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Bu the sad thing for Romney — 11 days out from the election — is that the lie he told so closely resembles his flagrant disregard for the truth throughout the campaign — and even in the debates.  There were something like 60 or 70 proven lies or flagrant misrepresentations in the last two debates — and like a socio-pathic child with a coterie of pathological friends — the Romney campaign runs full speed ahead holding their hands over their ears yelling “la-la-la-la” to all the fact-checkers who refute what they say or point out the de facto lies they are telling.

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Romney and his people continue to crow about their “surge”, and that they are “gaining momentum”, and chant that they are “going to win”.  But their actions do not look like the actions of a team of politicians whose tactics and strategies are working for them and they feel like they are zeroing in on their elusive prize.  In fact, with the supposed bounce from the 1st debate and all the complimentary press coverage it got — it in fact did not give Romney a big enough boost to completely close the gap and the vital swing states of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Nevada.   And Romney is either behind or within the “margin of error” in virtually everyone of the remaining swing states — which he would have to run the table on (if he lost Nevada, Wisconsin, and Ohio)  — and the prospect of him running the table on all the remaining swing states — while possible — seems highly unlikely.  Particularly if, as I believe, that Romney’s pendulum has swung as far as it is going to swing in this election cycle — and will now start to swing back to where it was prior to the 1st debate.

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It’s pretty evident by now that Romney is an empty suit.  Either that or he has outsmarted himself by deploying a strategy which said that his best chance to win was to camouflage who he really was and what he really believed and advertise the hell out of everything — claiming to be something for everyone — and repeat a bizillion times that the “black guy” Obama was not only “black”, but he sucked.

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I mean if you are racist so much that it just bugs you that a “black man” lives in the “White House”,  and that means something “different” and “foreign” is going on with this “unAmericanist” stuff is going on up there — then I doubt very much if there is anything Barack Obama could say or do to change your mind and make you think — “well, maybe I was wrong — maybe he is the right man afterall”.  Happily enough, this may turn out to be an election in which a guy won the Presidency without winning the majority of the white male vote in this country.  I certainly hope that turns out to be the case — but believe me I understand how a white man who is bothered by a black man in the white house must feel if he gives it everything he got to get the “non-deserver” out of office — and the Latinos, the blacks, the women and Asians and all the other weirdos out their in America these days — gave it to him anyway.  Would you feel alienated — that your country had been taken away from you — and your best effort “to take your country back” — had failed.  Time to quit suicide — or leave the country.   Either one will work for me!

 

 

 

Mitt-O “Binder-Minder” Uses Extra-Terrestrial Language Yet One More Time In Attempting To Speak Co-herently About Equal Pay for Equal Work By Women!

By Silena Parthlemon -- In typical, enigmatic verbiage — reminiscent of a cyborg “enforcer”, Romney continues to talk like a wooden coat rack about issues that are private, personal and emotionally very potent highly charged to women in the United States.  He’s like Spock on Star Trek without the charisma and personality charm.  Dealing with Mitt Romney gives many of us women the creeps.  It’s be a little like getting a sensitive gynecological exam from a pre-programmed medo-robot who would treat sensitive genital tissue like it would a leather catcher’s mit (not that Mitt) it is putting mink oil on to soften it up.  Buff it, bend it, scuff it — and rub it roughly, thoroughly and deeply — so the mink oil saturates under pressure — and gets spread uniformly through all and through-out.  I mean, if this creep can’t even talk about women with the sensitivity approprate for female,  living human beings  — why should we allow him and his Republican pervert circus to have anything to say about it — and why should we let them get within a country mile — much less to allow their creepy men’s club to sit around and discuss what trans-vaginal probes and contraception permissions they would “recommend” and “allow” women to avail themselves of.  The GOP politicians are creeps and neanderthals when it comes to contemporary healthcare and family planning rights and issues.

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Binders of women, my derriere!  Dung hill smelling herds of swine are all that is left of the meager humanity that used to cling to existence in the Republican party.   It is totally gone.  Any person left in the Republican party who doesn’t speak out in objection to this sexist crap their party is peddling — doesn’t even deserve to be considered for public office in this country — much less the office of the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the United States.

Tag Romney Says He Wanted To Run Down And “Take A Swing” At President Obama For Calling His Dad A Liar!

By Johnny Tremaine – First of all, Tag, your dad is a liar.  His running mate, Paul Ryan, too.  Second, it’s a “good thing”, as you say,  that he had Secret Service agents in your way.  Otherwise you probably would have run down there and got your ass kicked.  Third, if you don’t like someone calling your dad a liar, why don’t you advise him to quit lying at almost every opportunity.  Oh, I know  — it’s because it wouldn’t do any good.  He lies uncontrollably — so is not a conscious decision anyway — he just lies reflexively, instinctively — in response to what he thinks would serve him best politically in the moment.  So advising him not to lie at every opportunity would be pointless because it’s nothing he is in control of.  He’s a sociopath!

Romney’s “Binders of Women” Turn of Phrase — Eery and Creepy Reminder of the Movie, “The Collector”!

By Stephanie Deveaux –  Romney has revealed a lot of suspect and in some cases downright creepy, predatory, out of touch aspects to his somewhat anti-human and “alien” personality in his long and miserable political life.   He has pronounced himself a person who “enjoys firing people”.  He has exhorted incredulous crowds about the personhood of corporations.  He’s bombastically made a $10,000 bet on national TV during a televised debate.  He pretended once in a televised gathering that a women standing behind him “goosed” him or something — much to the shock and embarrassment of all within hearing of the absurd, clumsily clownish farce (who knows what made him do that — maybe his “magic underpants” were just ‘playing’ with his ‘head’) — and the list goes on.

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But to my way of thinking  — describing a grouping of possible female staff hire candidates  as “binders of women” — reveals a degree of techo-speak alienation and alo0fness to real people that is deeply troubling.  Instead of something understandable — like a hyperactive thyroid or something — he has a hyperactive, bureaucratic techno-speak de-humanization gene that seems to compel him to hide the fact that he is human and make us think that he is really a robot droid from planet zeo.  He just can’t seem to master that “being human” and relating to people normally stuff that is such an asset to political candidates — and human beings in general.

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Let’s face it — if Mitt Romney’s penis was 3 1/2 feet long, it would be flat as a pancake by now — as many times as he has stepped on it during the course of this political campaign!

Did You See Where Paul Ryan Broke Into A Kitchen, Got A Photos Of Himself Faking The Act of Doing Dishes -Then Left As Quickly As He Came!

By Robert Sexton – In just the next entertaining chapter in the “Running of the Fools – 2012″, it appears that Paul Ryan and his campaign were so hungry for evidence of Paul being a good guy —  to show and tell their candidate doing good things in the real world ((presumably to help offset all the creepy, crappy things he actually does in his “real” life) – they found a closed soup kitchen, broke into it — and with video cameras and audio rolling — proceeded to have VP Candidate Paul Ryan pretend to scrub up already clean pots and pans and other dishes — just to show Americans how authentic, hard-working, all-American middle-class understanding a rich, white Republican Koch Bros. suck up can be if he puts his mind and his super-pac money to it.  You must admit — it is ridiculous — and sad — that it has c9me to us.  For the first time in my adult life — the Republicans have forgotten even how to hide their glaring immorality, their “kow-towing” to the super-rich — and the fact the they are bereft of any ideas or goals except the goal of  redistributing the wealth and resources of the middle class upwardly to the rich on a massive scale.  An in their inestimable arrogance — apparently believing that with the avalanche of money bequeathed to them by the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling — that it no longer matters how openly they show their cravenness, their mendacity and their corrupt subservience to the desires of the rich — because with enough money they can just “paper over” their unworthiness and their lying hypocrisy and still buy the elections and continue to rig the political game in favor of Republicans and rig the financial system to further favor and reward the wealthy — at the expense of the rest of us.

Romney Crapped Himself, Then Fell Over Backwards in It — Moved In For The Kill On Lybia in the Debate — and Got “It” Handed To Him!

By Bifford Caulfied – The most hilarious moment of the debate Tuesday night occurred during a series of contentious exchanges between Mitt Romney and President Obama regarding his handling of the attacks on Americans in Libya.  The poignant moment began when  Mitt Romney criticized the President for not saying that what happened in Benghazi was an “act of terror” for fourteen days after the event — to which the President responded that he had in fact called the attack on the consulate in Benghazi an “act of terror” in in the Rose Garden at the White House the morning after the attacks.  Romney seized on that statement, and, appearing to be zeroing in for the kill — flagrantly called the President on that assertion — raising his eyebrows, staring piercingly and accusingly at the President:  “You called the attack in Libya and act of terror – one day after the attacks?”  he bellowed disbelievingly and accusingly at the President.

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The President, inviting him a step or two closer to the abyss, said, “Please proceed, Governor.”   At which time Romney, temporarily denied his triumphant “kill shot”, moment, stammered, stuttered, and sputtered for a second, then came at debate moderator Candy Crowley for the kill shot on Obama.  “I just want to make sure that this is on the record”, he said.  “The President just said that he called the Libyan attacks a ‘act of terror’ the first morning after the attacks.  The President did not call the attacks an act of terror for fourteen days after the attack!”, he roared.

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Actually, Governor, he did call the attacks an “act of terror” the morning after.”

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“Can you say that again — a little louder, Candy”, Obama hollered.  And moderator Candy Crowley said it again.

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“The President did in fact refer to the Libyan attacks as ‘an act of terror’ the morning after the attacks.”

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Romney stood there — transfixed in time — frozen — virtual pie all over his face.  Shamed.  Embarrassed. Caught in a lie.  Trapped in a mis-characterization of his own creation.  A mistaken tactic — in a floundering, stupefying moment of an erratic and at times seemingly off-balance and unstably  “driven”  campaign.  The Romney campaign had been feverishly trying for days to make hay where there was only buffalo grass — foreign policy speaking — and now it had all “come a cropper”.  They were exposed.

Not that – regrettably — there is ever any true humiliation, shame, regret, or even any real “learning” that takes place with Romney, Ryan, or their campaigns — but it was one shining, precious, hilarious moment of the exposure of a hypocrite and a liar that will last forever — and will certainly take its place in the annals of Presidential debate history as one of the great debate “rope-a-dopes” of all time.  In this moment, Romney crapped a turd — then fell over backwards in it.  Enjoy, oh, great leveraged-buyout pioneer “job-creator”.

 

Isn’t It Funny How — Compared To Romney — George Bush Actually Seemed Kind of Endearing — And More Stable — And More Truthful — And That’s a Mouthful!

By Johnny Tremaine -- I woke up this morning with the scariest thought I have had in a long time.  It suddenly occurred to me that - compared to Romney — George W. Bush actually seemed intelligent, considered, and — yes — trustworthy.  I still don’t feel that way when comparing Romney to Dick Cheney.  Cheney was a lot like Romney.  Truth and facts meant nothing to Cheney.  What he said and what the media reported were both just tools to put his opinions and positions in effect — in an effort to win your point and to push the country to do what was advantageous for him and his cronies.  Concerns about the truth, etc., etc. — were just the idealistic lamentations of the not ready-for-prime-time players.  In that regard, Romney is more like Dick Cheney than anyone else I can think of.  Harmless on the outside — dangerous and destructive in the White House.

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The thing that is worrisome about Mitt Romney is that every once in a while you get the feeling that he doesn’t give a damn about anything except winning the Presidency — and he’ll worry about all the rest once he gets in there.  Even worse, you get the feeling that he is going to be an empty suit President that doesn’t trouble his sweet little head about foreign policy and all that stuff.  The drooling neo-cons left over from the Bush/Cheney years will take care of all the foreign affairs, the new wars — and the projection of empire for him.  They’ll just tell him what they are doing in his name — and he will bluster and posture and play President and play the role — similar to Bush in the first term.

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He’s inexperienced, unsure of himself, and reckless and careless about foreign affairs because that is the fundamental nature of his personality.  That’s why the constant knock on Romney from every one that has meant him is that they do not like him.  He doesn’t listen very well, he’s not very considered, he’s not tactful, and in the end he thinks its all just play acting and doing whatever it takes to win.

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   It is hard to imagine that he would be a worse President than George Bush — but I actually think he could.  I still think to this day that Bush had some things he really believed in — and I think he was trying to be as good a President — with his limited ability — as he could — within the context of the crowd around him and the ideologues that he felt he must answer to — oh, and the limitations that Karl Rove’s maniacal, demoniacal tactics and advice imposed upon him.

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I’m a little shocked that there has been such a change in the polls — presumably as a result of the debate.  It’s a little like you see a drunk peeing on his car tires in the parking lot on your way to your car after the bar closes — and you are suddenly moved to grab a mega-phone and declare to the world that you nominate the drunk for “stud of the year” — gulp, gulp — based on what you have just observed.  I didn’t see anything very noteworthy — other than Romney was acting like a college boy frat rat who had had one too many to drink — and Obama was acting like a “Rush Week” pledge still trying to make up his mind if he wanted to be in the fraternity his dad had demanded he join.

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If that day had been the only day of the Presidential campaign — based on what I saw that night — I would have checked “None of the Above” on my ballot November 6.   Fortunately, it was not the only day — and I refuse to believe that one debate on one night of the campaign absolutely wiped out the previous two years of the political campaign and replaced all the impressions and judgements about the candidates that the American people had made during those two years.

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On a final note:   I think the hysterical screaming and crying of the cable pundits in the aftermath of the debate had more to do with forming the impression of who won and who lost in the minds of the American people.  If the commentary after the debate had been a little more like the point by point analysis they do after something like the “state of the union” speech”  — it would have been helpful to people to sort out and analyze the substance of the performance of each candidate.  Regrettably, for the media, it was a little bit more like election night — and there seemed to be a vested interest in winning the race to call the winner before all the other networks and the pundits seemed to jump to quick judgement as to the winner — and offer impassioned and dramatic rationalizations for declaring an early winner — and the American people were the ones who really lost out in that process.  But “news” is a competitive business — and ratings are everything!  God bless us all!

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Obama Killed Osama Bin Laden and the Somalia Pirates – Romney Said We Should Let The Auto Industry Go Broke — And Now Wants To Kill Big Bird To Cure the Deficit Problem!

By Bifford Caulfield – I find myself somewhat underwhelmed by all the hand-wringing over the debate since last Wednesday.  I don’t know what the Obama campaign had in mind for a strategy that night — but I found myself,  as I am sure a lot of people did, throwing shadow boxing blows  and cat-calling Romney as Obama’s surrogate when he did nail him instantly every time he lied, blustered, or just plain B.S.’d the public and bullied the moderator.

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It’s true too, that people lean toward the underdog and they like a punch-drunk boxer down on his luck — and whether or not Romney wins the election — that’s what I think they will be getting if Romney wins — a punch drunk megalomaniac thread-bear on ideas and long on bluster.  And it was a little disconcerting to see a Romney campaign team that had run a great campaign in 2008 whiff on what appeared to many to be a long, slow pitch right down the middle of the plate.

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Obama appeared to be playing small ball and giving Romney plenty of rope to hang himself with — which he did if you care about facts and political consistency — but Romney, his campaign, and the right wing pundits have nothing really to run on except posturing, blustering, lying, distorting and — oh, yes — a whole lot of Obama hating.

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Romney’s primary strategy is to present a moving target — Romney saying things, his campaign  countering them, clarifying, or disavowing them as Romney goes.  The basic premise seems to be that people just listen for things that they want to hear from political candidates and as soon as they here something that fits, makes sense to them, or something they want or believe in — they lock in and that’s their guy — and that may be in fact what happens — and that may in fact work with the American electorate.  They only thing in American culture that seems to be able to counter that is tickling the American voters’ sense of humor — with Obama painting Romney as kind of hapless and sort of clutsy — and uncool — and nobody really wants to be for the “uncool” guy because uncool guys are “losers” — and in the final analysis Americans are pretty unforgiving toward losers.  That’s why Obama came out on Thursday morning after the debate ridiculing Romney for proposing we solve the budget deficit problem of the United States by killing off Big Bird.  And it was a little absurd.  If the federal budget was a $1000 — eliminating PBS would save about a penny and a half of the budget — not exactly the the “magilla gorilla” of all budget balancing strategies.

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 To Obama’s detriment — a lot of times when a someone calls you out with untrue crap — and you don’t counter — what matters is not whether what they say is true of not — but whether or not you call them on it — or pop them in the nose  — and if you don’t, then the crap-calling liar wins  — even though what he says is all lies.                                                                                                                                                                              .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       .

Win or lose — Obama’s my guy all day long — every day.  And if Romney should win — four years from now  I think the American people will look back with fondness and longing for the comparative sanity of the Bush/Cheney years.  Pretty scary idea, when you think about it.