The Other McCain

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Sweet, Sweet Gratuitous Cartoon Violence

Posted on | October 5, 2012 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

Your completely unnecessary nearly-guilty-but-just-at-the-last-second-OH-YEAH pleasure, via the Tatler:

Next week the question will be whether Paul Ryan can show the masterful restraint Romney did, when confronted with Uncle Choo-Choo. Hopefully they’re coaching Ryan to throw back his head and laugh, rather than come across the stage and deliver the flogging that Biden may secretly crave.
And then the 16 October event:

In the Oct. 16 town hall at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., “citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues,” the Commission on Presidential Debates announced today. “Candidates each will have two minutes to respond and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion.”

Candy Crowley has the moderation chores. Will she do a credible job of appearing dry while parked in the tank for Obama?

Troglopundit expects some sort of ‘comeback kid’ narrative. But wouldn’t you need more than just a sack of crap to build that narrative? I just don’t see any way that Obama delivers credibility to support whatever line of hooey Crowley and crew can spin.

Via Daily Pundit, beware: the unfair chair is in the air:

HotAir brings some delicious self-abuse:


  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Orientals do know how to ridicule incompetence. So sad that the international community are finally seeing the real Obama … I guess they couldn’t before since he never showed his face, always bowing …

  • rosalie

    I get the impression that many in the “international community” actually like him and want him reelected. They want us brought to our knees too.

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  • JeffS

    The “comeback kid” narrative is already out and about.

    I don’t know that Obama can do it — he’s too petulant, I think. We’ll see.

  • K-Bob

    So they failed miserably by telling Obama to “go out there and accuse Mitt of lying about that $5 Billion, OK?”

    He did it. They were shown to be idiots. He’s a fool. Shocking, I know.

    So the next ploy by “thinkprogress” is to claim, “Hey, Romney didn’t dispute Obama’s $2 Billion Increase in Defense Spending accusation. Obama said it like uhhh, four times, and Romney never said anything about it. That must mean it’s true!!!”

    But of course, Obama is trying to GUT defense by having them continue their belt tightening from around 13% of the budget today, to about 11% of the budget by 2022. THe military is simply going along with the presumed budget decreases Obama has asked for. They aren’t proposing a budget limit, as Obama implied.

    Romney said he wants to reverse that and set Defense to a minimum of 4% of GDP, which some analysts claim is $2B more than Obama wants it taken DOWN to. So it’s not a $2B increase, it’s a halt to a badly planned decrease that is already at around $1B since Obama took office. Basically Romney wants to get it back to a proper level relative to GDP, and not use it as a piggy bank to rob to pay for a bunch of stupid, wasteful Big Government programs.

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Even though most of the international community DO hope he gets re-elected for obvious reasons … they hate us. Our “allies” and traditional friends are shocked at his behavior and very obvious faults … and secretly hope he fails at re-election.

  • rosalie

    They’re no more shocked than us, Paul; and we have to put up with him. Let’s hope not for long.

  • Adobe_Walls

    I’m hoping he takes the advice to gratuitously bring up Bane or the 47% or homage to vaginas. That would give satisfaction to his moonbats but not with the “undecided” focus groups.