Update: As if what we wrote below is not bad news enough for Barack Obama and his Hopium Guzzlers. It gets much worse. Think of the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you in public – something that no matter how long ago still makes you cringe when you think of it. Now multiply that nightmarish memory with millions of people watching you and Youtubes and the Internets recording it all for your posterior, er posterity. 58 million viewers: Debate ratings top first debate from 2008; Update: Revised upwards to 67.2 million.
Yup, 67.2 million, not counting the Youtubes and Internets and all the fancy new gizamawatzis sucking up voltage these days. 67.2 million.
Once again Obama proved he is a windbag bereft of facts blowing a bag of flowery words. Mitt Romney delivered a Hillaryesque debate performance responding to Obama’s tiresome meanderings with clear, point by point refutations and proposals.
Last night the country saw the Obama we saw in 2008.
Obama spoke over four minutes more than Romney but you wouldn’t know that because much of Obama’s time was spent with “ahs” and “ums” and pauses while he gathered the fog of flying debris which pass as his “thoughts”.
No need to post the quotes about Romney’s Big Win. We already did that in article after article last night. But Obama lost more than most understand. Perhaps “lost” is incorrect. Obama gave away more than most understand.
“PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, I suspect that on Social Security, we’ve got a somewhat similar position. Social Security is structurally sound. It’s going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Speaker — Democratic Speaker Tip O’Neill. But it is — the basic structure is sound. But — but I want to talk about the values behind Social Security and Medicare and then talk about Medicare, because that’s the big driver –”
After the tens of millions of dollars nasty Obama spent all summer to define Mitt Romney as a killer of Social Security now Romney only has to run an ad quoting Obama and Obama’s scare tactics on Social Security are neutered. A 15 second Romney ad to debunk the tens of millions of dollars of nasty Obama ads is a gift Romney received last night.
“MR. ROMNEY: Well, Jim, our seniors depend on these programs. And I know any time we talk about entitlements, people become concerned that something’s going to happen that’s going to change their life for the worst, and the answer is, neither the president nor I are proposing any changes for any current retirees or near retirees, either to Social Security or Medicare. So if you’re 60 or around 60 or older, you don’t need to listen any further.
But for younger people, we need to talk about what changes are going to be occurring.
Oh, I just thought about one, and that is in fact I was wrong when I said the president isn’t proposing any changes for current retirees. In fact, he is on Medicare. On Social Security, he’s not.
But on Medicare, for current retirees he’s cutting $716 billion from the program. Now, he says by not overpaying hospitals and providers, actually just going to them and saying we’re going to reduce the rates you get paid across the board, everybody’s going to get a lower rate. That’s not just going after places where there’s abuse, that’s saying we’re cutting the rates. Some 15 percent of hospitals and nursing homes say they won’t take anymore Medicare patients under that scenario.
We also have 50 percent of doctors who say they won’t take more Medicare patients. This — we have 4 million people on Medicare Advantage that will lose Medicare Advantage because of those $716 billion in cuts. I can’t understand how you can cut Medicare $716 billion for current recipients of Medicare.
Now, you point out, well, we’re putting some back; we’re going to give a better prescription program. That’s one — that’s $1 for every 15 (dollars) you’ve cut. They’re smart enough to know that’s not a good trade.
I want to take that $716 billion you’ve cut and put it back into Medicare. By the way, we can include a prescription program if we need to improve it, but the idea of cutting $716 billion from Medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of “Obamacare” is, in my opinion, a mistake. And with regards to young people coming along, I’ve got proposals to make sure Medicare and Social Security are there for them without any question.“
Mitt Romney bludgeoned Barack last night with Obama’s Obamacare cuts of $716 billion from Medicare to finance Obama’s Obamacare. Soon 30 second Mitt Romney ads all citing Romney’s Medicare defense will air.
The timing of Romney’s Big Win could not be better. Many voters are already voting in early voting states. Seniors debating how to vote can now see Mitt Romney defining himself, not nasty ad caricature.
Yes, Mitt Romney won big last night. Romney’s Big win range widely from HotAir’s Boss Emeritus, Carville agree: The empty chair showed up last night. Clinton Eastwood must be smiling.
But as we have warned – Don’t you let Big Media steal or diminish that victory. Like cattle rustlers in dead of night Big Media want to steal Romney’s Big Win. It is up to Romney supporters to be Clint Eastwoods and stop the varmints and horse thieves from their dastardly deeds.
Already we are hearing yelps from Obama Hopium Guzzlers who seek to blame moderator Jim Lehrer for Obama’s usual boob performance. These Obama Hopium Guzzlers are angry that Jim Lehrer was not Tim Russert who acted as a Praetorian Guard for Obama in the 2008 debates. Lehrer did what he said he would do and what the Debate Commission wanted him to do: stay out of the debate and let the candidates fight it out and determine the course of the debate.
Big Media wants to steal Romney’s Big Win just like Obama and the By-laws Committee stole Hillary delegates to give to Obama in 2008. We haven’t forgotten.
At the next presidential debate on October 16 moderator Candy Crowley will be prodded to inject herself repeatedly to rescue Barack Obama from the consequences of his lack of preparation, terrible record in office, and nasty disposition generally. Crowley will feed Obama candy questions and inject poisonous venom questions into Romney. After last night we are confident that Romney will do well.
Last night the American voter saw the nasty creep we saw in 2008. Like a busted zit, it was ugly and bleeding. Couldn’t happen to a nastier guy.