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  •  I didn't think much of it either (5+ / 0-)

    I find the Great Debate Disaster to be kind of a joke in that I felt like it was actually a pretty savvy move from a good poker player.  I started to freak when I saw how much the polls numbers were moving and I was puzzled why Obama didn't act like himself that night.  Then it hit me how it was going to play out in the long run and I stopped freaking out.  Now listening to all these people lecturing about how they fixed Obama by complaining about it enough is just embarrassing.  

    But we aint perfect and my view on it is certainly a minority position that I would never be able to sell unless Obama himself came out and described his strategy the way I saw it.  And that's not what a poker player does.  So I say fuck it.  It's not on me to convince everyone.  

    And your point is valid that our fire should have been directed at the press and lyin Mitt and not the President or each other.  

    When truth is only a matter of opinion, advantage goes to the liars.

    by Sun dog on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:11:07 PM PST

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    •  No, I think that he wasn't prepared for the level (3+ / 0-)
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      of craven cynicism and contempt for the public that Romney showed with the Etch-a-Sketch shaking that night.

      This diary isn't so much about the debate though as about CNN/ORC's bad poll and CNN's representation of it and Markos's thinking that pointing out how bad it was -- not based on ignorance but based on solid critique -- was somehow embarrassing and annoying.

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      by Seneca Doane on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:24:20 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, going off on my own thing (2+ / 0-)
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        Sorry.  It's vexing sometimes when you feel like you know something that is completely unprovable and almost no one really sees it that way you do.  

        But yeah, I follow your point about CNN's bs poll narrative.  It seemed to me that a lot of progressives were so ticked about how Obama's performance made them feel that they were willing to pile on with the knuckelheads in the press regardless of the facts.  

        When truth is only a matter of opinion, advantage goes to the liars.

        by Sun dog on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:54:10 PM PST

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