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We’ve come too far to turn back now. And we’ve made too much progress to return to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

President Barack Obama trumpeted yesterday's jobs numbers and for the third week in a row called on Americans to tell Congress to get back to work passing bills.

He pointed to tougher regulation of Wall Street and "the strongest consumer protections in our history" as accomplishments his administration pushed through—and ones Republicans are determined to tear down should they get the chance.

But for some reason, some Republicans in Congress are still waging an all-out battle to delay, defund and dismantle these commonsense new rules.

Why? Do they think undoing rules that protect families from the worst practices of credit card companies and mortgage lenders will make the middle class stronger? Do they think getting rid of rules to prevent another crisis on Wall Street will make Main Street any safer?

Of course not. But if they want to at least pretend to be putting the interests of middle-class Americans first, he said, there are three things they can do:
  • Pass tax cuts for middle-class Americans
  • Pass mortgage refinancing legislation
  • Get a veterans job corps off the ground

But that, of course, would require Congress to do its freaking job. So ….

Ask them to get back to work and get these things done. If we’re going to keep this economy moving forward, there’s no time for political games. Even in a political season. Everyone needs to do their part. If you agree with me, let your Representative know where you stand. Tell them that if they want your vote, then they need to stand with you and not in the way of our recovery.
To read the transcript in full, check below the fold or visit the White House website.

Remarks of President Barack Obama
As Prepared for Delivery
The White House
October 6, 2012

Hi, everybody.  Four years after the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, we’re seeing signs that, as a nation, we’re moving forward again.

After losing about 800,000 jobs a month when I took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. And on Friday, we learned that the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since I took office.  More Americans are entering the workforce.  More Americans are getting jobs.

But too many of our friends and neighbors are still looking for work or struggling to pay the bills – many of them since long before this crisis hit.

We owe it to them to keep moving forward.  We’ve come too far to turn back now.  And we’ve made too much progress to return to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

For example – two years ago, we put in place tougher, commonsense rules of the road for Wall Street to make sure that the kind of crisis we’ve been fighting back from never happens again.

These rules mean that big banks are no longer going to be able to make risky bets with your deposits.  And if a big bank does make a bad decision, they pay for it – not taxpayers.

And we also put in place the strongest consumer protections in our history to crack down on the worst practices of credit card companies and mortgage lenders.

But for some reason, some Republicans in Congress are still waging an all-out battle to delay, defund and dismantle these commonsense new rules.

Why?  Do they think undoing rules that protect families from the worst practices of credit card companies and mortgage lenders will make the middle class stronger?  Do they think getting rid of rules to prevent another crisis on Wall Street will make Main Street any safer?

Republicans in Congress need to stop trying to refight the battles of the past few years, and finally start doing something to actually help the middle class get ahead.

And here are three things they can do right now.

First, Congress needs to step up and guarantee that 98% of Americans and 97% of small business owners won’t see their taxes go up next year.  This is something that everyone says they agree on.  It should have gotten done months ago.  But Republicans in Congress are standing in the way.  They’re holding tax cuts for 98% of Americans hostage until we pass tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans.  Ask them how that helps the middle class.

Second, Congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates.  I gave them a plan to do that - back in February.  It’s a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry.  But Republicans won’t even let that plan come to a vote.  Ask them how that helps homeowners.

Third, Congress needs to step up and pass my plan to create a veterans jobs corps to help our returning heroes find work as cops, firefighters and park rangers in communities across the country.  A few weeks ago, Republicans in the Senate voted that plan down.  Ask them why someone who fights for this country abroad should have to fight for a job when they come home.

Ask them to get back to work and get these things done.  If we’re going to keep this economy moving forward, there’s no time for political games.  Even in a political season.  Everyone needs to do their part.  If you agree with me, let your Representative know where you stand.  Tell them that if they want your vote, then they need to stand with you and not in the way of our recovery.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  •  He built that!!! :) (8+ / 0-)

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:01:33 AM PDT

  •  The GOP part of Congress thinks its job (6+ / 0-)

    is to stop ANY BILL that will improve life for working Americans in hopes they will vote AGAINST President Obama and the Democrats, if not FOR the republicans.

    They do not care about the good of the American people other than the very rich ones who pay for and own the GOP.

    mark

    Retired AFSCME Steward and union thug-licensed gun carrying progressive veteran.

    by old mark on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:07:44 AM PDT

    •  Was always in their best interest to do at least (4+ / 0-)
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      a wee bit for the country......Obama Derangement drove them over the edge. Now everyone who doesn't watch FOX knows this. Time to throw them an anvil.

    •  Once the President is re-elected (pray God!) (1+ / 0-)
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      Smoh

      Will the GOP in Congress cooperate in the lame duck session, or will they persist in obstructionist villainy?

      I keep on hoping we might imitate Boris Yelsin and ban for a time the Communist obstructor party, or whatever you might want to call today's GOP.

      After a couple years' cooling down, perhaps a reconstituted moderate GOP could be achieved.  Back to the 50's and 60's, when they were a party, not a cult

      Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

      by triplepoint on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:31:11 AM PDT

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    •  I thought their job was to go on recess (1+ / 0-)
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      old mark

      Two days of work? Exhausting! Time for another month recess to fleece the flock at home.

      And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

      by Pale Jenova on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:42:02 AM PDT

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      •  They will just sulk if they hang around... (1+ / 0-)
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        If-when-the GOP loses, they will take the rest of their terms to do less than they did before...Probably be a run on hookers and cheap whisky in Drama City...
        And that's just Boehner.

        mark

        Retired AFSCME Steward and union thug-licensed gun carrying progressive veteran.

        by old mark on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 04:09:26 PM PDT

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  •  To quote bubbanomics: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (2+ / 0-)
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    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:10:47 AM PDT

  •  Todd Akin (T) = 'persecuted jesus christ'?! (1+ / 0-)
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    They aired this piece on the PBS News Hour last night.

    AIR DATE: Oct. 5, 2012 - Missouri Senate Seat in Play as Akin and McCaskill Fight for the Middle

    And in it, along with comments from others on both sides, we get this:

    REV. STONEY SHAW: We don't tell you who to vote for, but I'm going to tell you how to vote.
    Which leads to this:
    REV. STONEY SHAW, FergusonFirstBaptistChurch: Some of my family was -- my children: Dad, you're not going to support him, are you? Everybody is turning against him. I said, well, there was another guy that everybody turned against, Jesus Christ. But he prevailed.

    And I believe Todd will prevail. I really do. He's a good man. Yes, did he misspeak on that issue? Yes. Yes, of course he did. But he asked for forgiveness.

    A christian? fundamentalist pastor? compares Todd Akin (T) to the 'persecuted jesus christ'?!?!

    That's all ya do, say or do and act anyway one wants then just ask for 'forgiveness' and BAM you've not only wipe the any 'sin' but the slate sparkling clean, again, and you're anointed 'jesus', if others call you out for those intolerable 'sins' according to the new testament teachings of the 'Jesus Christ' they claim as leader, then they are the 'sinners', so saith the church leaders !

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:11:41 AM PDT

  •  worst case scenario (3+ / 0-)
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    If we get shellacked on election day, will we have 40 senators willing to filibuster for our protection--or will they play politics and veer right?

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:13:56 AM PDT

    •  They will refuse to filibuster (0+ / 0-)

      They will insist on "keeping their powder dry."

      They're Democrats, remember?

      And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

      by Pale Jenova on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:43:00 AM PDT

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      •  hope you're wrong (0+ / 0-)

        But if you're correct, I'm out of here.  Time for a true liberal party--you know --the kind that believes in Christian charity and the golden rule.  This week we lost Barry Commoner, but he's the kind of guy needed.  Smart, ballsy, concerned.

        Apres Bush, le deluge.

        by melvynny on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 11:19:33 AM PDT

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        •  Luckily, this won't happen (0+ / 0-)

          Barack Obama will win 300+ electoral votes and Dems (right now) are on track to pick up 2-3 Senate seats.

          And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

          by Pale Jenova on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 11:46:57 AM PDT

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  •  Meh. He's back with the tax cuts fail. (2+ / 0-)
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    Sorry to see that.

    Would love to see him differentiate hiimself from Romney more.

    The President Agreed With Mitt Romney on Social Security in the Debate

    Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

    by divineorder on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:17:58 AM PDT

    •  You seem to want to insist on pushing this meme. I (1+ / 0-)
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      Smoh

      wonder just what is the pleasure you derive from hitting the President at every turn.... From suggesting that the President is allowing torture of Bradley Manning, to defending cartoons that attack the President, to making so many other comments that negatively frames this President.

      You and I have interacted before, and I've said this time and time again, I often wonder why you anti-Obama individuals won't just come out and discuss the person you are for, instead of constantly attacking this President.

      Isn't it better and much more productive to work for someone or something as so many here are doing...to reelect a President, who has passed a healthcare bill that will give 30 million people access to healthcare and expanded pell grants for students. A President who has aidded the civil rights of gays in the military and advocated for fair pay and healthcare for women...so many other wonderful things.

      It is a good and productive thing to work to re-elect this President, for many here. Yours is to constantly criticize and describe how horrible he is. Please, tell us who you're for. Instead of who you are against.

      Now, it seems a point of dedication for you to continuously push the meme that Obama agrees with Romney.

      The President did not say: "I AGREE WITH ROMNEY ON SOCIAL SECURITY"

      This statement is a lie....  

      The President said "I suspect our positions are similar" ..... Obviously suggesting he does not know Romney's exact position. I mean, Romney changes positions day by day.... And the President seemed to be trying to set up the disbelief that Romney or anyone could want to danger Social Security, because his next line was: "SOCIAL SECURITY IS STRUCTURALLY SOUND".

      Yes he spoke of tweaking SS in the manner of Reagan and Tip O'Neil, but he spoke of this in the way of improving SS the way he has tweaked and improved Medicare (the same program many had been screaming in desperation that he was out to destroy. Well, he improved it.)

      Your strategy is to selectively edit the President's comment to fit your motive of apparently trying to stir up Democratic discontent with this man. Although it is annoying to see, I think I should point out that your strategy will not work.... You are selectively taking the President's statement out of context to suit your purpose.

      The President spoke of Social Security as a program that should be protected for individuals who paid into it. He used his own grandmother to illustrate how important he views these so called entitlement programs:

      "She [The President's grandmother] worked her way up, only had a high school education, started as a secretary, ended up being the vice president of a local bank. And she ended up living alone by choice. And the reason she could be independent was because of Social Security and Medicare. She had worked all her life, put in this money and understood that there was a basic guarantee, a floor under which she could not go. And that’s the perspective I bring when I think about what’s called entitlements."

      That is the President's view. Your constant knock on the President and exagerations of his statements are tiresome.

  •  Good to hear (3+ / 0-)
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    that the President is still giving Congress the kick in the ass that they deserve.  

  •  Today is the last day to register in Florida. (1+ / 0-)
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    Smoh

    If you are registered, check your status to confirm you are able to vote:

    http://registration.elections.myflorida.com/...

    We need to win this thing.
     

  •  Rasmussen Shows Movement. Romney 2 Up. (0+ / 0-)

    Apply the Rasmussen discount and that shows that Obama is up or it is tied. So that is with 2 out their 3 day rolling sample after the debate. Gallup will come out later with their 7 day rolling sample at 1:00 Eastern. Think most people are still locked in and the swing voters are few.

  •  If it appears that Obama is a shoe-in Nov 1 (2+ / 0-)
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    bewareofme, Smoh

    I'd like him to ask the country's voters to send him congressmen (and congresswomen) willing to work with him so he can actually get things working again.

    At first  - I poo-poo'd the whole Koch "Tea Party" thing; but those nutcases and cranks have been the worst thing for this country in a very long time.

    The worst thing voters could do is say no.

    Perhaps one day the Fourth Estate will take their jobs seriously. Or not.

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:24:54 AM PDT

  •  I know there will be a poll freak-out as the GOP (2+ / 0-)
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    bewareofme, Wildthumb

    pollsters jump ahead of everyone else, but I have watched virtually all of the President's speeches/campaign rallies since about late June-early July, and in the Madison WI rally on Thursday afternoon ET, I noticed a sense of looseness, a relaxation of the facial muscles that I had not noticed previously, and I think it  might've had something to do with a possible preview of the Friday job numbers.

    The Rasmussen numbers today show an initial 4 point bounce for Romney (which is probably where they will settle by Tuesday) which is 2 points ahead of Nate Silver's prediction, which given the House effect Nate accords to Rasmussen is aligned with Nate's prediction.  By next Thursday, after the President has had nearly a full week to tout the job numbers and to hit Romney for his dishonest debate performance, I suspect Obama will enter debate #2 with a 2 point lead.  He will need to perform better to be sure, at minimum, more engaged and more energized in the moment in order to restore his numbers to the pre-debate levels.  

    Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

    by khyber900 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:28:33 AM PDT

    •  Obama is aware of this. (3+ / 0-)
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      There is a really good article in Politico how Obama felt about the debate:

      "Nobody had to tell President Barack Obama he had whiffed when he walked off the stage in Denver Wednesday night -- nor was he in the mood for a lot of advice," Politico reports.

      Said an adviser: "You could tell he was pissed."

      "At first, Obama didn't think his performance was a complete disaster. But he began Thursday morning by watching excerpts of his own performance and was especially struck by his own tentative, grim demeanor -- especially when he and a more relaxed Mitt Romney were broadcast in split-screen. It was worse than he thought, according to one person close to the situation. He was subdued but positive on a conference call with staff."

      Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

      by Micheline on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:33:26 AM PDT

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      •  interesting information (0+ / 0-)

        this says to me that he was a bit out of practice.  that makes sense given there was no primary.  i think he'll get back in the groove,

        "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

        by noofsh on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 08:22:40 AM PDT

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    •  Good, sober analyses. We need more of these around (0+ / 0-)

      here.

      "To hunt a species to extinction is not logical."--Spock, in Star Trek IV.

      by Wildthumb on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 08:01:26 AM PDT

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  •  Next debate (1+ / 0-)
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    When Romney starts his talking fast and trying to sell his crap, President Obama should just frame things to fit what he wants to talk about. Romney's folks are now looking for President Obama to be fired up and aggressive in the next debates.  But what I see President Obama do, and what I think will be successful is, if instead of punching down to every lie out of Romney's mouth, President Obama should stick and move.

    The president should point out Romney's contradictory remarks quickly with prepared lines (similar to Kennedy's "multiple choice Romney" or Reagan's "there he go again"), and just shut him down without having to fully engage him.  

    I just can't see President Obama going back and forth with Romney, arguing, and trying to keep up with all fast-talkin, lip-smackin used cars salesmen bullshit.   I don't think it would serve him well, either.  Instead he needs to stick, move and frame matters in a way that suits him.  Romney's fast talking will grow old fast if President Obama plays his cards right.

    President Obama should find ways to bring up the Dream Act, Auto Bail-Out, Women's issues, gay rights etc and work his wheelhouse.

    "Stand! There's a cross you have to bear. Things to go through if you're going anywhere." - "Stand" Sly & the Family Stone

    by mirandasright on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:43:23 AM PDT

    •  sorry for the bad grammar (1+ / 0-)
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      Wildthumb

      in my post above. I am a bit under the weather. What I meant to say: But what I'd like to see President Obama do, and what I think would be most successful is, instead of punching down to every lie out of Romney's mouth, President Obama use the stick and move technique.

      "Stand! There's a cross you have to bear. Things to go through if you're going anywhere." - "Stand" Sly & the Family Stone

      by mirandasright on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:49:22 AM PDT

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  •  its understandable that (0+ / 0-)

    the cons would think the good job numbers are a conspiracy, they are conspiring to suppress the vote just as they conspired in 2000 & 2004 to steal elections from american voters so its a natural conclusion that the obama wh would do the same regarding the job numbers, nixon is reborn in the gop or maybe his core values never left.

  •  I'm waiting for someone to turn Rmoney's... (2+ / 0-)
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    tb mare, Smoh

    "Turn the economy around" line into an attack. Something along the lines of:

    "Governor Rmoney says that he wants to turn the economy around. Right now, we're finally getting out of the disaster that the Bush Administration's policies caused. Governor Romney wants to return to these policies. If he gets his way, he'll turn around our recovery and send us back into a new Bush... or Romney recession. No one wants that."

    "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

    by Hayate Yagami on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:50:52 AM PDT

  •  In response to POTUS weekly radio address, (1+ / 0-)
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    he's asked us to contact our representative. Here's the email that I sent to Hensarling (R TX-05). Feel free to cut & paste and send to your representative. Most of them have a form on their web page to send them email.

    Attn: Congressman Hensarling:

    It's way past time for you to get back to work and pass legislation that President Obama has requested that would:

    * cut taxes for middle-class Americans
    * pass mortgage refinancing legislation
    * get a veterans job corps off the ground

    So Congressman, you need to get back to Washington and work to get these things done. If we’re going to keep this economy moving forward, there’s no time for political games -- even in a political season. Everyone needs to do their part. If you want my vote, then you need to stand with the middle-class and not stand in the way of our recovery.

    the Republican brand is totally bankrupt.

    by vlyons on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 08:09:59 AM PDT

  •  Nice job, Obama! (1+ / 0-)
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    snoopydawg

    Now WHY IN HEAVEN'S NAME didn't Obama speak out like this in the debate last Wednesday night?  This is the Obama that I, and everybody else, wanted to see on that stage.  Hopefully, Wednesday night was a fluke, and THIS Obama will show up for the next two debates.

    I truly want to believe in him and see him win.  And if he continues to manifest THIS persona, I think that he WILL win.

    •  He did speak out (0+ / 0-)

      but he spoke a bit flat.  There were stylistic errors in his debate performance but the substance was there.  Don't worry you'll see a major adjustment in style the next time around.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 09:02:01 AM PDT

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      •  I hope so! (0+ / 0-)

        "Don't worry you'll see a major adjustment in style the next time around."

        I certainly hope so, because merely the thought of "President Romney" and "Vice-President Ryan" gives me apoplexy!

        •  Obama actually did okay - the debate was a draw (0+ / 0-)

          However, the media pundits immediately fawned over Romney and pronounced him the winner--at least according to CNN's unbiased poll of middle aged, southern white men.

          "Oh, Romney, he was such a dick! It gives me goosebumps when I see a real man be such a real dick!"

          In the end, Romney's performance produced a gold mine of campaign ad fodder. Team Obama can milk this for days.

          And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

          by Pale Jenova on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:46:58 AM PDT

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  •  Far from over (1+ / 0-)
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    Anyone can manufacture a strong debate showing and embarrass an opponent when you have no shame, no conscience, no hesitancy in lying and no qualms with making up things about your platform out of thin air. Romney did all of this and more on Wednesday night in stealing the momentum with a convenient set of misinformed positions and a complete makeover of his campaign platform. We'll see if this holds up when voters are told the truth and Romney is forced to address the avalanche of flip flops he so artfully managed in the debate. -  progressive

    •  It wasn't even that strong a performance (0+ / 0-)

      Romney had to go on the attack; he is losing. Barack Obama didn't know which Romney would show up. The batshit "I can out-Santorum Santorum" Romney or the moderate "I can shake by Etch-a-Sketch so hard I get carpal tunnel" Romney.

      It's like preparing to debate Jello.

      And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

      by Pale Jenova on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:40:22 AM PDT

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