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12

The Debate, Part 2

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212 Responses to “The Debate, Part 2”


  1. 4 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    in the first 10?

  2. 5 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    mittbot saying the same shit again and again.

  3. October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  4. 8 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Romney lost the tax argument when he mentioned food stamps

  5. 9 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Ewwww. Romney is just so unlikable in manner. Begging to have the last word. He’s still a bully. And offensive. Ugh.

    • October 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      yeah, I thought that was pretty school yard, “Well he gets to go first, I have to go last , WAH!! Except that he chose to go last AND he didn’t understand the debate structure because they were taking turns going first. I felt pretty sorry for Jim Lehrer – if he’s yelled over Romney to shut him up he would have been accused of partisanship. He looked like he wanted to throw a shoe at him.

  6. 11 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Congrats Jackie! Why is Mitt allowed to take over this debate? He is over talking the moderator and PBO. Don’t let me have to reach thru the TV screen.

  7. October 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    • 15 Pamela
      October 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Does anyone else feel a money bomb coming on? Links, please! I did rush home, I couldn’t not spend the 20th anniversary with these beautiful people who are giving so much of their lives to us all. Have lost count of how many times I have already told Myth to shut his ugly face….

      • 16 dudette9t9
        October 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

        Excellent point Pamela!

        Everyone — click on the blue DONATE 2012 box in the right side menu and it’ll open a page with links to all the TOD fundraising buckets! Let’s drop in cheddah for my President!!!

  8. 17 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    he Fugged up. He told Lehrer – he would cut funding to PBS

  9. 19 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    He’s going to kill pbs

  10. 21 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    willard is an asshole.

  11. 22 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

  12. October 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Loving the way PBO can barely conceal his LOATHING of this guy.

  13. 25 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    mittbot now preaching ‘moral’ values for the murkans ? devil quoting scriptures is an understatement.

  14. 26 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    He’s an asshole. An absolute asshole! Now he’s going to axe big bird.

  15. 27 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Pres. Obama is getting under Romney’s skin. Mitt is turning red and getting angry and POTUS just keeps smiling.

  16. 29 Dakota
    October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Keep it up Mitt! You’re showing everyone what asshole you are.

  17. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    The only thing Mitt knows about that’s on PBS is Big Bird. Tells ya something.

    So he tells the moderator he’ll have his job cut if he’s elected, ’cause he wouldn’t fund PBS because one might learn something there. Wonder what he’ll be telling the American people?

  18. 31 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    OK color me agravated, because I’m not feeling the way Jim Leher is letting Mitt go on and on, yet gives PBO two minute warning. The good news? PBO will still be President tomorrow, Mitt will still be a stooge.

  19. 34 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    This is good – the President is into his stride – Romney looks constipated

  20. 35 a4alice
    October 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    PBO Explains in a calm manner how this all works. Thanks PBO! Twitter’s on fiyah!

  21. 36 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Romney says that his plan to reduce the deficit is to cut funds for PBS even though he likes Big Bird.

    Romney: “I like PBS. I like Big Bird. Jim, I like you too.” You can’t make this shit up.

  22. 39 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Romney is NOT saying what he will do!

  23. October 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  24. 43 Vicki Green
    October 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    This is hard to watch. Mitt’s intent is to beat up PBO.

  25. October 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Great idea for PBO to mention how Romney declined a 10:1 ratio of cuts to revenue in the GOP debates but wants us to believe he endorsed Simpson-Bowles.

  26. 46 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    willard is flustered.

  27. 47 Pamela
    October 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Oh damn, Myth has me yelling… I do not like to yell….

  28. October 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Gotta mention the 47%!

    • 49 Pamela
      October 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Myth has got a lotta nerve, knowing full well he shipped those jobs overseas…

      • 50 Pamela
        October 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

        47 keeps coming back to Myth ~ as in MA being 47th when he ran from the governor’s office….right before the people of MA wanted to string him up…

  29. 51 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Spain? WTF!

  30. October 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    The President should have grabbed Simpson/Bowles.
    Would you have supported it?

    No, no, I have my own plan.

    Good grief!

  31. 53 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Mittens is talking fast and stuttereing a bit. Getting desparate.

  32. 54 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Wish PBO would say that MItt signed Norquist pledge!!!

  33. 55 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Jim is keeping the discussion on the differences – I like his moderation.

  34. 56 Pamela
    October 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Good thing I have lots of cheesy puffs! :lol:

  35. 57 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I’m sorry, but I don’t think the moderator is keeping a good enough hand on the rambling speaker(s).

  36. 63 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    John Kerry must have been a fantastic debate prep partner. Pres. Obama is keeping his cool and kicking ass and Romney is losing it on stage.

  37. 64 Smoothscotch
    October 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    ID THE LOOPHOLES, ROBME

  38. 65 Dakota
    October 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Mentioning Europe Willard?

  39. 67 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    corporate welfare ? bang.

  40. 68 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    “Time to end it” – the oil deficits

  41. 70 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Mitt likes green energy now….

  42. 73 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Why is Lehrer letting Romney do as he wishes? This guy really thinks he is above the rules.

  43. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    This one’s worth bringing here, methinks:

  44. 75 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Is he actually defending tax welfare for oil companies ??

  45. 79 Pamela
    October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Myth gets uglier the harder he tries…. Hard to keep saying nuthin’ at all…. Uh oh, here it goes… He’s trying to save his ass…

  46. 80 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Willard is PIZZZZED…

  47. 81 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Mitt says HE never got a tax break for shipping jobs overseas:)

  48. 83 Pamela
    October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    As a governor… Uh, oh, duh.

  49. 86 Dakota
    October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Your Poor!!!!

  50. 87 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    there he goes solyndra, tesla.

  51. 88 dudette9t9
    October 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    OMG! Did he just say he’s been in business for 25 yrs and had no idea you could get a tax break for taking jobs overseas?

  52. 90 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    States’s rights again???? I thought we fought that war over a hundred years ago.

  53. 91 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    now mittbot ‘cares for the poor’.

  54. October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    We must get rid of PBS, that will give us enough revenue to solve our Debt.
    But, I like you!

  55. 93 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    What is Romney talking about? He’s talking nonsense! He seems flustered!

  56. 95 Elle in MI
    October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Why is Romney getting the last word? He bullied his way to the last word, “Because the President went first” Leher said he went first this time but you will next time. Somehow, Mitt ended up with the last word by bullying the moderator.

  57. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    PBO can talk about his own personal family’s connection to Social Security, which helped his grandmother stay independent.

    Willard?

  58. 104 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    So I’ve decided that while Mitt is talking fast and loud, he’s not saying much? He’s trying too hard and looking really frantic. PBO on the other hand is steady and collected and actually saying something without rambling. I think folks prefer a steady hand at the helm.

  59. October 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    • 106 Pamela
      October 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Or releasing his tax returns… Never shipped jobs overseas? Never took tax cuts, or even KNEW he could… Oh come on now…

  60. 107 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    He’s so fake.

  61. 108 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  62. 110 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    The President has learned from the GOP – turn the question into the question you want to answer.
    Then says Mitt – no changes for any CURRENT retirees

  63. 112 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Guys! I was left talking to myself on other thread, then had to catch up reading this one :smile: This thing is moving fast i…Mitt just claimed he and prez are not speaking of any changes. NOW the BIG lie the 716B cut he’s claiming is hurting seniors

  64. 113 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    716 billion question…..Paul Ryan! Pick up on line one!

  65. 116 Dakota
    October 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    716 billion dollar lie again!

  66. 117 FiredUpInCa
    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Watching this on my phone and the battery is about to die but I see where this going. Mitt’s strategy of never giving details was so he could say ‘I’m not doing that and if you say I am then you’re misrepresenting me. The other strategy is to talk to the president condescendingly as if he’s teaching him the way the world works. I don’t have the patience for this rainbow and unicorn tax plan that mitt is unveiling today and I hope the American people don’t fall for this act.

    • October 4, 2012 at 12:21 am

      It’s perfectly clear to me; he’s going to cut taxes on everyone, especially rich people, create jobs, pay off the debt, save the poor people, and triple the military budget. What part do you not understand, and besides, Solyndra!

  67. 119 a4alice
    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Mittens is bringing up the 716 B in medicare sheeese

    • 120 a4alice
      October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  68. 121 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    WHO IS DOING THE TIMING? Eeek! This is frustrating to the MAX!

  69. 123 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  70. 124 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  71. 125 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Go there, PBO ask for the plan.

    Romney needs to stfu and stop interupting. I tuned back in to see and hear the train wreck.

  72. October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Not that it matters, but PBO is winning the Xbox Live poll….

  73. 129 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Own it my president! I have become fond of Obamacare!

  74. 130 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    The prez is fond of term Obamacare. :smile:

  75. 131 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    DK poster picked up…Romney almost makes a collosal mistake, initially saying he and Obama have the same plan on Medicare for people in the next decade. But he quickly realizes that would be a denial of his bogus $716 billion attack. So in the course of about 75 seconds he goes from saying he and Obama agree on Medicare … to Obama is the worst person in the world on Medicare.

    Got whiplash? I do.

  76. 133 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Why is PBO not addressing the 716bn lie ?

  77. 134 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    He has refused twice to answer the voucher question.

  78. 135 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Why the fuck isn’t Lehere pointing out that Paul Ryan cut $716B out of Medicare under his plan and turns Medicare into a voucher program.

  79. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Oh, goodie, Willard’s sweating. Big time. Think: NIXON. Then think: Maybe his makeup will drip onto his white shirt and clip-on tie.

  80. October 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    PBO: “The main beneficiaries of repealing Obamacare will be the health insurance companies.”

    Spank that ass, PBO, spank that ass.

  81. 140 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Mitt is given extra time every single response! !!!!!!

  82. October 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  83. 146 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    mittbot not answering the question – do you support vouchercare ?

  84. 147 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    JIM! Tell him to STFU!

  85. 149 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    jim Lerher needs to make Romney stick to the rules.

  86. 150 Elle in MI
    October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Romney is getting the last word every time…why? Why is Leher letting him do that?

  87. October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    • 152 elo4obama/biden
      October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      I loved that line, since Mittster was trying to pull the old current retiries are good- well…54/55 is no spring chicken and you are close to retirement!

  88. 153 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I love how our President is so smooth!

  89. 154 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    still lacking specifics.

  90. 156 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    regulations now………….

  91. 158 Pamela
    October 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Myth is SO FUCKING RUDE!

  92. 161 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  93. October 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I’d hate to be Jim Lehrer tomorrow. Twitter is gonna put a foot (feet) in his ass…

  94. 163 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    romney is argumentative.

  95. 164 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Uh oh. Romney wants to take back PBO’s supposed “kiss” to the New York banks. Maybe those same banks will want to take back their campaign contributions to Romney, eh?

  96. 165 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I just screamed- MR “regulations, you need regulations.” Now of course PBO’s regulations are excessive. And…he’s respnsible for small banks failing cause of Dodd-Frank. Thank you JL- he just cut the lying f@@ker off and said let’s have PBO respond

    • 166 jacquelineoboomer
      October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      I couldn’t remember the timeline on Dodd-Frank, but I would have given $10K if PBO could have said “W signed that.” Too bad – maybe next time, and there will be a next time.

      Now PBO is clearing the air on Romney’s “too much oversight of Wall Street” bullshyte.

  97. 167 Obama Grandmama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Romney talking about Dodd Frank being a kiss to banking. He likes regulation? Wow What a switcheroo. Romney is now saying the exact opposite of the entire campaign. He is Mr Etch-a-sketch in one day.

    • October 4, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Never mind a day, in 90 minutes! I guess this is what the campaign meant when they said they were going to reintroduce him. He LOVES regulation! He LOVES social security! He LOVES Big Bird! Meet Mitt version 10.6!

  98. 169 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Let’s not – Fiiinally.

  99. 171 yardarm756
    October 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Arrgh, shit. I just shot my tv. That robney is running over the Mod. Grow a pair Leherer.

  100. 172 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Replace what part with what.

    Leher finally showed some balls! Made Romney stfu. This guy is talking fast and furiuos, not ansereing or not being specific and trying to keep PBO from talking. What a Fucker and a desparate one.

  101. 174 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Love the way that PBO is talking straight to the camera at times.

  102. 175 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Romney interrupts – only the far right will approve – he’s not winning votes.

  103. 176 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Romney is flop sweating over the place.

  104. 177 a4alice
    October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

  105. 179 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    so now it’s poor people’s fault because they bought a house ….never big banks

  106. 180 Pamela
    October 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Myth is trying to prove his baffling head space and hoping no one notices..

  107. 181 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    OK I’m scraping #2 off the ceiling. She’s watching and is having conniption fits over this one. Ha, I think she’s concentrating on how long and loud Mitt’s talking, but not the substance of what he’s saying. She wants PBO to reach over and smack him. I’m going just relax grasshopper, he got this.

  108. 182 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Asshole! Asshole! Asshole! I can’t stand this guy.

  109. 183 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Poor president having to put up with listening to this lying pos!

  110. 184 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Obamacare…let’s hear what Mittens says about the healthcare he championed

  111. 185 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    He’s fucking tripping all over himself….AND he’s rude!

  112. 187 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Jim Lehrer keeps letting Romney get away with going over the time and making the rules about the debate as he goes along. GAAAH!

  113. 188 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    He wants to reverse Obama care because people can’t afford health care
    F…k the cut from medicare – CAN SOMEONE DELETE THAT FROM HIS BRAIN

  114. 189 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I’m at the point now where I feel Mr. Moderator might as well let Mitt vent all his spleen in this forum. /smh/

  115. 190 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    willard has never sat at a kitchen table.

  116. 191 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    fucking moderator is letting mittbot yak, yak, yak away.

  117. 192 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Go Mr. President. Speak for the people. Put a face on it.

  118. 193 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Get him sir!

  119. 194 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I was wondering when Mitt was going to ease in Romneycare in a manner his red meat base would approve. He’s so far down in the polls now, his fanatic base will forgive him just about anything right about now.

  120. 196 Pamela
    October 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    We like the President, we do not like that other guy.

  121. 197 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  122. 198 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    BOOM! Identical model on MA…..working great!

  123. 199 Elle in MI
    October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I am not happy with how Bully Romney is running over Leher, Leher should not let him do that. Why is Romney getting the last word EVERY SINGLE TIME, and now he wants to tell The President his two minutes are up when Romney was butting in all the time and speaking out of turn!?!

  124. 200 Vicki Green
    October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    This is excruciating. But PBO calm and clear.

  125. 201 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    WTF. Lehrer keeps interrupting POTUS and giving Romney unfiltered air time.

  126. 205 a4alice
    October 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    ba ha ha LOVE IT! PBO talks about Obamacare being modeled after Romneycare

  127. 206 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Okay, wine talkin’, funny how I just noticed Romney’s got his pasty white pink-cheeked look tonight. Wonder why?

  128. 207 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Under Romney and his proposed cuts to PBS, Big Bird will be on the corner of Sesame Street selling the all the letters of the alphabet.

  129. 208 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    R- we didn’t cut medicare, of course we didn’t have medicare. WTH?

  130. 209 Obama Grandmama
    October 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Romney is having a cow listening to Obama. His head is moving from side to side, his eyes are blinking and squinting, and his smile is closed tight lips while Obama tells about Obamacare.

    • 210 anniebella
      October 4, 2012 at 5:47 am

      Romney look like he was going to cry, but the media, the pundits didn’t see that, but they saw the President head down.

  131. 211 yardarm756
    October 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    That’s twice with the food stamps.

  132. 212 Jeff
    October 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    The media is disgusting. I sent some hateful tweets to David Gregory, this man needs to get fired.


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