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Ohhh, that explains it.

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    Ohhh, that explains it.

      President Barack Obama defended his debate performance last week by saying that he "was just too polite."

    BY DANIEL HALPER

    The president was asked about the debate on the Tom Joyner Morning Show earlier this morning, according to the Huffington Post.

    "Well, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite, because, you know, it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true," Obama said in response to the question.

    "It gets repetitive. But, you know, the good news is, is that’s just the first one. Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken, or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long term."

    He continued, "And, you know, I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one."

                                                                                                                                                  

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    Or maybe he was just stunned by the blatant lies coming out Mitt Romney's mouth.

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    I don't now that he was "too polite" but he did let a number of Romney misrepresentations hang in the air too long or without challenge.  But in a debate where the victor is determined based on things like body language, demeanor, and percevied forcefulness what does it matter what is said?  They may as well tell yo mama jokes for an hour and half since apparently Romney won the first debate and lied pretty much everytime he opened his mouth.  And when he wasn't lying he was threatening to kill Big Bird. 

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    Or:  In what quickly became a game of Whack-A-Mole, he may have felt that discretion was the better part of valor.

    Anyway, dance.  On the table.

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    I think this is true - he had the unemployment numbers and decent leads in the swing state polls.  He was trying so hard not to offend or put off independents that he let Romney get away with anything.

    If you saw the Bill O'Reilly / Jon Stewart debate, you could see how much more compelling the liberal argument really is.

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    He got schalacked on the issues. PERIOD!!

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    In response to DirtyWaterLover's comment:

    Or maybe he was just stunned by the blatant lies coming out Mitt Romney's mouth.




    Yea, that plan is working out REAL well!

     

    Bwa hahahaha ha ha ha!

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    What happened to Obama is called the "Gish Gallop". Check out the Wiki link, below, for an explanation.

    Basically, the technique, also called spreading, calls for telling many lies and half-truths -- too many for the opponent to answer -- in a couple of short minutes. Even a practiced debater who loves debating is usually tripped up by this game  and it will get you thrown out of a high school debate. A second part of the strategy is to interrupt the opponent, when he tries to respond to the Gish Gallop, by loudly and strongly reiterating your phony points. 

    You may recognize this technique if you listen to loudmouths like Michael Graham on talk radio, the Gish Gallop, with the interrupt/shout, is his favorite technique. The honest guy is at a disadvantage, because he's actually trying to raise one good point at a time, and respond to points raised. The only way to beat the Gish Gallop is to call it what it is and reiterate your fact-based argument.

    The Gish Gallop:

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gish_Gallop

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    Question to the Obots.

    How do you think Obama will do the next debate?

     

     

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

    In response to DirtyWaterLover's comment:

    Or maybe he was just stunned by the blatant lies coming out Mitt Romney's mouth.




    Yea, that plan is working out REAL well!

     

    Bwa hahahaha ha ha ha!




    Too funny.  Who wants a guy who turns into a babbling wuss when he's lied to, sitting at a table with China and Russia?

    "I was just too polite when I agreed to let China flatten Taiwan.  They just lied so much"

    This has gotta be the best excuse fest thread ever

     

     
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    Re: Ohhh, that explains it.

    In response to msobstinate99's comment:

    Question to the Obots.

    How do you think Obama will do the next debate?

     

     



    Answer to the Mitt-stains:

    Judging by nearly every media account, he couldn't possibly do worse than he did in the first.  Such is the soft bigotry of low expectations.

     

     
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