Barack Obama Makes Mitt Romney His B*tch In Second Presidential Debate
For more than a year, Mitt Romney has jetted across the country, calling Barack Obama an utter failure. The president has done his fair share of name-calling too, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he had a chance to stand up to his challenger in person. Instead of taking it to 'em, however, Obama curled up into a ball and received a beating on national TV.
- In the first debate, Obama was bad. Last night, he was bad ass
- Mitt Romney didn't cagar la cama like Obama did last time, but the Republican came across as a cranky and bitter old man: more Ron Paul than Ronald Reagan
- To our surprise, Candy Crowley is not a sugary snack handed out on Halloween but a CNN commentator. Not that it stopped her from getting eaten up by the candidates
It's a journalistic cliché that politicians are like prize fighters, jabbing each other with facts and figures as the public scores the damage and declares a winner.
"Number one, I want to build manufacturing jobs in this country again," the president said when it was his turn to address Jeremy, who had receded into his Big & Tall sack like a hermit crab into its shell. "Now when Governor Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt, I said we're going to bet on American workers and the American auto industry and it's come surging back."
ROMNEY: He gets the first -CROWLEY: -- and the next question -ROMNEY: He actually got -CROWLEY: -- for you -ROMNEY: He actually got the first question. So I get the last question -- last answer -
CROWLEY: It doesn't quite work like that. But I'm going to give you a chance here. I promise you, I'm going to.
And the next question is for you. So if you want to, you know, continue on -- but I don't want to leave all -ROMNEY: Candy, Candy -CROWLEY: -- sitting here -ROMNEY: Candy, I don't have a policy of stopping wind jobs in Iowa and that -- they're not phantom jobs. They're real jobs.
"[Romney] said when I took office, the price of gasoline was $1.80," Obama said. "Why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse, because we were about to go through the worst recession since the Great Depression, as a consequence of some of the same policies that Governor Romney's now promoting.
So, it's conceivable that Governor Romney could bring down gas prices because with his policies, we might be back in that same mess."
At long last, Badass Barry came back last night
"And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive," Obama said, glaring at his rival across the red-carpeted stage. "That's not what we do. That's not what I do as president, that's not what I do as Commander in Chief."
"I believe Governor Romney is a good man," Obama conceded. "[He] loves his family, cares about his faith. But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors that 47 percent of the country considered themselves victims who refuse personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about."
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